Tag Archives: Covid-19

Biden Remarks On Omicron

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The Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated

“The delta variant is more contagious, more severe, and more vaccine penetrant.“ – Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding This new delta trouble could have been circumvented if people would have gotten the vaccine when they became eligible. The variants had too much … Continue reading

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Laundering Face Masks–Again

Laundering home sewn face masks is back on the to-do list. It looks like we’ll need them. On Monday I wrote we are not really taming the coronavirus in Iowa or in the United States as a whole. Too many … Continue reading

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Summer Community Parades Are Back Despite Pandemic

Most people along the parade route reacted positively to the Johnson County Democrats entry in the Solon Beef Days Parade on July 17. All over the state, parades have re-emerged as a social activity after missing last summer because of … Continue reading

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Masking In The United States

I recently flew to Florida to help someone move to the Midwest, my first non-local trip since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. We convoyed from central Florida to Chicago, following major interstate … Continue reading

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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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