Liberal Logic Update
A COVID-19 vaccine, but only if there’s enough diversity on the team!
Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who is described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the “lead” member of the U.S. government team racing to find a coronavirus vaccine, has engaged with online theories calling the pandemic a black “genocide” and condemned what she called “systematic oppression” by white people, a review of her social media posts by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” reveals.
Corbett has also reposted and explicitly endorsed a tweet urging Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, to “check” their “privilege.”
She further slammed the White House coronavirus task force in February, saying it “is largely people (white men) he appointed to their positions as directors of blah blah institute. They are indebted to serve him NOT the people.” That was an apparent reference to President Trump.
Looks like the President is really pissed off this time! Slow government bureaucracy has tested his business minded thinking before but this has pushed him over the edge, and rightfully so.
“End your ENDLESS VACATION!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump on Friday berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for failing to return to Washington and get back to work.
“Today people started losing their jobs because of Crazy Nancy Pelosi, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, and the Radical Left,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Do Nothing Democrats, who should immediately come back to Washington and approve legislation to help families in America.”
The funds for the program ran out on Thursday, grinding it to a halt.
“They are killing American small businesses,” Trump wrote. “Stop playing politics Dems! Support Refilling PPP NOW – it is out of funds!”
The liberal Dems, so transparent and playing politics with people’s lives and jobs.
Stay on their ass Mr. President!
Stocks rallied into the close Friday to notch their second-straight weekly gain after investor sentiment was buoyed by news of a possible treatment for the COVID-19 disease and after the Trump administration announced guidelines for reopening the economy late Thursday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 704.81 points, or 3%, to end the session at 24,242.49, while the S&P 500 advanced 75.01 points, or 2.7%, to 2,874.56. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 117.78 points, or 1.4%, to close at 8,650.14.
For the week, the Dow gained 2.2%, the S&P 500 advanced 3% and the Nasdaq rose 6.1%.
Support for stocks was attributed to a report from health-care media site Stat News that indicated promising results for a drug used to treat COVID-19, the disease that has claimed more than 140,000 lives around the globe and forced the closure of much of the U.S. and global economy in an effort to contain it.
University of Chicago Medicine researchers saw “rapid recoveries” in 125 patients suffering from COVID-19 who were taking Gilead Sciences Inc.’s experimental drug remdesivir as part of a clinical trial, according to a Thursday night report.
The results have grabbed the attention of Wall Street because there is no vaccine for the potentially fatal illness, and any signs of progress toward a treatment have the potential to elicit euphoria from investors who have been rocked by the economic shock that has resulted from efforts to slow down the spread of the contagion.
“The market is fueled by hope and optimism today — hope for a vaccination and optimism around reopening the economy,” Mike Loewengart, managing director of investment strategy at E-Trade wrote in an email. “That said, these are relatively fragile indicators as testing remains under way and areas hard hit like New York and New Jersey continue to operate under strict stay-at-home orders.”
This is awesome, nice work Davide!
There are no fans lining the road. No teammates providing support. And there is no race to win.
Professional cyclist Davide Martinelli has achieved a moral victory, though, by using his bike to help deliver medicine to elderly residents and others in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
The service is of great use in Lodetto, Martinelli’s hometown in the hard-hit Lombardy region of northern Italy. The village has neither a pharmacy nor a supermarket.
Martinelli makes a daily trip to Rovato, the next town over, to pick up supplies.
“I’ve got a bike and two legs in pretty good form, so riding 10 kilometers (6 miles) a day is no big deal,” Martinelli said in an interview this week. “I wanted to help the people who always support me during the season. It’s time to give back to them.”