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As public health officials plead with Americans to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19, Donald Trump shares debunked videos of “demon sex” doctor claiming that masks aren’t necessary

Yesterday, Facebook took down a video which was full of debunked claims about COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, Donald Trump began sharing clips from the same video with his 84.2 million followers on Twitter. Among other things, “experts” quoted in the video argue that masks don’t stop the spread of the disease, and that the antimalarial drug […]

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Today, a friend suggested that I listen to The Daily podcast from the New York Times. He wanted me to hear an episode featuring science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. titled “The Next Year (or Two) of the Pandemic,” which, he told me, was largely about the stark societal divisions that will likely emerge in […]

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What Donald Trump knew about COVID-19, when he knew it, and how his administration made the pandemic much worse

Not too long ago, I shared a timeline here of Donald Trump’s various lie-filled statements concerning the coronavirus outbreak, starting with, “We have it totally under control,” which he said on January 22, 2020. In that post, as you may recall, I not only included quotes from Donald Trump, but, where possible, I added other […]

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Coming to terms with the possibility that a very large percentage of us may get COVID-19

I know it’s probably not productive at this point to continue with the assigning of blame. The cat, as they say, is now out of the bag, and I don’t know what good it does to dwell on the numerous and significant failures of Donald Trump and his appointees, who, it would seem, were more […]

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It’s comforting to know that we have some of the dumbest, most ill-equipped people in our entire country leading the fight against coronavirus

Continuing our conversation from yesterday about how woefully ill-equipped the current administration is to deal with something as complex as this current public health emergency we’re facing, I think it’s worth mentioning that our Director of Homeland Security is apparently relying on data concerning the spread of the virus from the Johns Hopkins public website. […]

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