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Trump nearly doubling his death toll estimate, continues to urge states to reopen despite official White House guidelines

On Fox News yesterday, Donald Trump, after making the ridiculous case that he’s been “treated worse” than Abraham Lincoln, said that, in his opinion, it is now safe to re-open society. He then went on to say that, by the time all of this is over, the COVID-19 death toll in the United States could […]

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How many people have really died from COVID-19?

While some on the right are suggesting that the official COVID-19 death count is inflated, it seems likely the opposite is true. According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it looks as though the number of “excess” deaths we’ve been seen these past several weeks far exceeds what’s been […]

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More than just calling for a ban on assault weapons, Obama moves to reinstate federal research on gun violence over the NRA’s objections

The gun control debate in the United States went into overdrive today, as the President, surrounded by children who had written letters to the White House about gun violence, called on Congress “to renew a prohibition on assault weapons sales that expired in 2004, require criminal background checks on all gun purchases, including closing a […]

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H1N1 clinic on Sunday in Ypsilanti

I don’t want to freak people out, but this afternoon Washtenaw County had its first H1N1 death. And, that’s not the worst of it. According to AnnArbor.com, the person who died wasn’t someone in one of the so-called high-risk groups… Details, I suspect, will be coming out shortly. I’ve been wanting to get Clementine vaccinated […]

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