Tag Archives: Covid-19

Focus On Covid-19 And Indoor Air

Interesting information here. Important discussion with Scott Bowman, a building engineer about COVID-19 and indoor air mitigation.

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Republicans Are Blocking Covid Relief

“Iowans need relief. Chuck Grassley & Joni Ernst are failing them.” “As the pandemic continues its uncontrolled spread, Americans are also facing a flatlining economy. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are dead set on blocking robust relief for people who … Continue reading

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“How Do You Ask A Man To Be The Last Man To Die For A Lie?”

The headline is a bit of a paraphrase of famous quote from John Kerry before a Senatorial committee investigating the Viet Nam War. Nearly 30 years later this quote is in many ways applicable to the top issue of the … Continue reading

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Letters From Loebsack

I’ve received a number of official reply letters from Dave Loebsack in the 14 years he served as our congressman. He discusses priorities for the CARES Act follow on bill in this one. July 28, 2020 Dear Mr. Deaton, Thank … Continue reading

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Denial, The Coronavirus Is Your Friend

When the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act there was an unspoken assumption the coronavirus pandemic would be of short duration and gone by now. Based on this, the Republican president and Republican Iowa governor pushed to “reopen the economy.” … Continue reading

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Rep. Axne, Iowans Speak Up for Seniors Amid Pandemic

This just in from Progress Iowa: Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowans Speak Up for Seniors Amid Pandemic Coronavirus, Poor Leadership from Gov. Reynolds Reveals Struggles in Care Centers (Des Moines, Iowa) — Thursday, Rep. Cindy Axne, Glenn Hurst, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Institute A Face Covering Mandate

Institute a face covering mandate A guest post by Janice Weiner As a city council member, I took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa. The Iowa Constitution’s Bill of … Continue reading

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Seniors And Trump’s War On Health Care

From Progress Iowa: REPORT: How Trump’s War On Health Care Has Worsened the Coronavirus Crisis for Iowa Seniors Matt Sinovic <matt@progressiowa.org> For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 REPORT: How Trump’s War On Health Care Has Worsened … Continue reading

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Parts Of Iowa Have A Broadband Access Problem

Iowa broadband data analysis from The Iowa Policy Project https://www.iowapolicyproject.org/2020Research/200608-IPP-broadband-bgd.html “Overall, 21.2 percent of Iowa’s residents lack a broadband subscription, even with mobile access included, according to the most recent Bureau of the Census data (American Community Survey 2018, five-year … Continue reading

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A Fractured People

Reprinted with permission from the May 2020 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The PP is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available only in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa City 52244. … Continue reading

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