Open Thread | About the Governmental Infrastructure That SHOULD Have Been In Place To Fight COVID-19 | 3CHICSPOLITICO #45 DJT stripped US government’s ability to work on pandemic!

I have written and posted before about the GOVERNMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE that 44 put in place to fight a PANDEMIC. Here is a Twitter thread about positions going back to 43, that Dolt45 couldn’…

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McConnell Says States Should Consider Bankruptcy, Rebuffing Calls for Aid – The New York Times

Mr. Cuomo accused Mr. McConnell of hyperpartisanship, criticizing him for distinguishing among states based on their political leanings, rather than “states where people are dying. Why don’t we think about that? Not red and blue. Red, white and blue. They’re just Americans dying.” Representative Peter T. King of New York, a fellow Republican, called Mr. McConnell’s remarks “shameful and indefensible.” “To say that it is ‘free money’ to provide funds for cops, firefighters and healthcare workers makes McConnell the Marie Antoinette of the Senate,” Mr. King said on Twitter on Wednesday night.

Most doctors don’t want to be political activists, but coronavirus forces us to act | Rob Davidson

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Believe me, many doctors would prefer to avoid the topic of politics altogether. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible

Across America, more and more doctors are proudly working longer shifts, under challenging conditions, in an effort to protect our communities from Covid-19. But we’re also performing a second, unpaid gig not commonly associated with being a physician: entering the arena of media and politics after our shifts end, to publicly advocate for the needs of our patients and fellow health workers.

After long shifts at our hospitals, doctors are now going on social media and speaking to politicians and others with the ability to implement safe policies and practices. In issuing exhortations to the government – institute a national lockdown, expedite production of tests, send ventilators and protective equipment immediately – what drives us is concern for our patients and ourselves. While many of us have political views we’ll express outside of work, we’re used to keeping that part of ourselves walled off when we don our scrubs and lab coats. But because of our growing frustration at the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that now puts every American at risk, thousands of physicians have become activist doctors.

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