Health Care 503: More COVID-19, More Wrong Medicine
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify here in Nevada and throughout the U.S., we’re seeing a companion outbreak that’s just as dangerous: that of “fake news”, “alternative facts”, and all kinds of unfounded rumors spilling all over the internet. Today we’re bringing out the microscope to examine the more common urban legends about heat...
Weekly Escape: Birthday at the Beach (Part 2)
There’s no sugarcoating this: We’re living in very tough times. One coping mechanism I’ve discovered is reviewing photos from my archive, revisiting images from happier times. So in order to spread the good cheer (instead of a deadly virus), the Weekend Lounge is open to give us the Weekly Escape where we can truly visualize...
Health Care 501: First, Do No Harm
In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has privately and publicly suggested his desire to take a more aggressive approach… To roll back and discredit the emergency measures that federal, state, and local authorities have enacted to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. While Trump’s paying attention to corporate lobbyists and Republican operatives...
What We Actually Know
By Anonymous via email. Some nice virus reading for you. In other news, folks should understand from a genetics perspective what separates this from H1N1 (SARS, Swine) influenza and other since the Great influenza in 1918 in case you are feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is...
Weekly Escape: Birthday at the Beach
There’s no sugarcoating this: We’re living in very tough times. One coping mechanism I’ve discovered is reviewing photos from my archive, revisiting images from happier times. So in order to spread the good cheer (instead of a deadly virus), I’m bringing back the Weekend Lounge and opening the Weekly Escape where we can truly visualize...
As Coronavirus Wrecks Our Economy, We Turn to These (Policy and Economic) Experts for Answers
Yesterday, we listened to workers and union leaders as they described the new, metastasizing economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus. Today, we hear from a key group of economists and policy experts on the havoc this pandemic wreaks across the board, and what we can and must do about it.
Debrief/Debunk: Notes on the Very Real Danger of COVID-19 and the Novel Coronavirus
In order to successfully manage the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, we all have to come together to help each other… And that begins by maintaining at least six feet of physical distance between each other. Seems simple, doesn’t it? Apparently, either it’s not for a certain mayor of a certain major Nevada city and certain county sheriff,...
Culinary Union and UNITE HERE Call for “Bailout of the American Worker, Not Just Industry” As COVID-19/Coronavirus Crisis Mounts
On a call with reporters from across the nation, Culinary Union and UNITE HERE union leaders acknowledged the stark new world of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, where social distancing is our “new normal”. They then called on Congress to act boldly and swiftly to ensure that workers who are suddenly out of work have the...
Nevada Leaders Request Pandemic Test Kits And Provide Health Guidance
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting the agency fulfill Governor Steve Sisolak’s request for additional COVID-19 test kits for the State of Nevada to enhance the capacity of Nevada’s health agencies to test patients and...
From the Archives: “Let’s Get Real” About Nevada’s Taxing Problems
In recent days, we’ve seen some startling news on Nevada’s state of business. With a new lawsuit challenging the state’s status quo for funding public education and a global pandemic challenging our typical economic “bread and butter”, we need to talk about taxes. As taxing as it can feel, we need to realize that Nevada’s...
Trail Mix: Spring Into Our First (Post-Caucus) 2020 Election Forecast
Spring has sprung! OK, so it may not officially be spring on our calendar yet, but the cherry blossom trees are blooming, the birds are singing, and the presidential candidates are finally giving us some respite, so let’s jump into our brand new 2020 election forecast. Before we proceed, I might as well give a...
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