Category: Coronavirus

CDC prioritizes ‘social justice’ over elderly and vulnerable in vaccine distribution plan

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended to every state that they should classify ethnic minorities as critical and vulnerable groups in their vaccine distribution plans. Twenty five states have pledged to focus on racial and ethnic communities in prioritizing who received a coronavirus vaccine. Those states now prioritize black, Hispanic and indigenous residents over white residents.

4th Circuit gives victory to North Carolina Democrats, can count ballots 9 days after election, no witness signature required

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 12-3 in favor of Democrats and against Republicans over changes to voting rules that will allow mailed-in ballots to be counted nine days after Election Day and without a witness signature.

The decision leaves in place a district court’s decision that while Republicans were probably right, it was too late:

How Big Tech masks COVID-19 realities

Social media platforms, internet search engines, and other monopolistic guardians of information decided at the very beginning that they would determine which content would be available for public consumption; “false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities that could cause harm to people who believe them” would be subjected to Facebook’s reject button, according to a January 2020 statement released by the company.

Mayor Lightfood considering $94 million property tax increase, gas tax hike and layoffs

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune.
Lightfoot also is considering about $500 million in refinancing city debt to help close the deficit, sources said.

Three-quarters of likely voters believe they’ll recover from COVID if they get it

Seventy-five percent of likely U.S. voters think they would recover from COVID-19 if they caught the virus, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Just 22% of the likely voters expressed doubt about surviving the virus and 7% were unsure

Chicago COVID-19 restrictions for bars, business curfew take effect as coronavirus cases surge

As part of the new rules, bars without food licenses again cannot have indoor service. All liquor sales at all establishments must end at 9 p.m.

Non-essential businesses must close from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and take-out restaurants, will be allowed to operate.

Stanford Professor warns Covid shelter-in-place orders are killing people

Infectious disease experts and epidemiologists from universities like Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Oxford say current shelter-in-place policies are not effectively protecting vulnerable people from COVID-19, while devastating public health in ways that will lead to irreparable harm for years to come.