Category COVID_19

Privatizing pandemic data? Bizarre no-bid contract raises questions

I’d say the goal here isn’t only to “politicize” the data—what they’re doing is monetizing it.

#COVID-19: The American crisis of reason, critical thinking and intellectual curiosity

Thomas Paine in 1776 and 1777 wrote “The American Crisis,” which stated “these are the times that try men’s souls.” These are indeed the times that try the souls of every human being with a conscience and critical thinking skills on American soil. Coronavirus is the defining crisis and issue of our lifetimes. It is […]

Florida’s Covid crisis – The politicking is getting us nowhere

As regular readers of this site know, I’ve diverted from our normal political and historical content of late to focus most of my time on #COVID19. For many of us, our perspectives have changed during this pandemic. The absence of American global leadership, and the unwillingness of many of our elected and appointed leaders to […]

#COVID-19 : Professional contact team sports returns in Florida- timing could not be worse

For anyone not predisposed to believe Governor DeSantis & President Trump’s spin on Coronavirus, it has been obvious since the first week of June that Florida was entering very dangerous territory. However, unfortunately we have learned in the past few weeks, too many Americans live in an alternate reality, be it out of blissful ignorance […]

#COVID-19 – The state of denial, spin & idiocy from Florida’s MAGA activists

As I have previously stated, in my twenty five or so years of activism and involvement in politics, I have never been as angry or frustrated by anything as I have been by the reaction of those supporting President Trump (who once again I refuse to call conservatives, because Trump’s policies and rhetoric have little […]

#FloridaCovidEpicenter: Conservatives show once again they do not understand economics

As readers of this site and followers my Twitter feed know, I have been harping obsessively on rising COVID-19 numbers in the state since just after Memorial Day. The apocalyptic fear as it was called by some, that I articulated in late May, that we’d reach a new “peak,” in June wildly underestimated what was […]

#COVID-19: Elected Officials in Florida and Dereliction of Duty

I must admit that I am feeling both victimized and vindicated, a difficult combination to personally process. This isn’t about me, but please indulge this writer for a moment. Three weeks ago, as I was regularly sounding the alarm about increased positive tests and rates in Florida, I was told by many people that I […]

#COVID-19 : I give up! The Cognitive Dissonance and selfishness in Florida beyond anything rational in an advanced society

We’ve reached a new peak in COVID-19 cases this week in the state. In fact, each day brings more surprises and when dig deeper into the data reports, the pandemic is getting incrementally worse as time goes by. As I wrote about earlier in the week, those vigilant about public health, face incredible social stigma’s […]

Florida: Where being socially conscious by wearing a mask could be hazardous to your job, safety and health.

Intimidation, thuggery and cognitive dissonance are making it difficult for Floridians to wear masks in public.

#COVID-19 fallout: The US Unemployment rate is far worse than most comparable economies

While the entire industrialized world has now experienced COVID-19, the US unemployment rate of nearly 20% (claims) or 40% (overall)* is significantly higher than comparable economies in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Austria, etc. Strangely even the more left-leaning media hasn’t covered this properly and has failed to compare the US’ […]