Arizona GOP Speaker of the House rejects calls to overturn election

“As a conservative Republican, I don’t like the results of the presidential election,” Bowers said in a prepared statement. “I voted for President Trump and worked hard to reelect him. But I cannot and will not entertain a suggestion that we violate current law to change the outcome of a certified election.”

Source: Arizona GOP Speaker of the House rejects calls to overturn election

Only music reached my wife after dementia hit, says John Suchet | Dementia | The Guardian (ABBA – transformational)

When John Suchet discovered the effect that music had on his wife Bonnie’s dementia, it was transformational. “She would close her eyes and love it, beat in time to the music with her hands, tap her feet,” he said. The former ITN newscaster’s wife had lost her ability to speak. She had been locked inside her head, sitting blankly, apparently unable to make sense of the outside world. “Music just seems to get through to them,” Suchet told the Observer. “I just want carers to be aware that music is a very, very powerful tool.”

Source: Only music reached my wife after dementia hit, says John Suchet | Dementia | The Guardian

Morocco Confirms 4,118 New COVID-19 Cases, 48 Deaths in 24 Hours

Spread the loveRabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 4,118 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 376,738. Morocco also reported another 3,879 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours.  The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 327,693. The national […]

Source: Morocco Confirms 4,118 New COVID-19 Cases, 48 Deaths in 24 Hours

COVID-19 is ‘greatest threat to life in Los Angeles that we have ever faced,’ Garcetti says – Los Angeles Times

“The best thing to do right now and in the upcoming holiday season is to stay at home and not travel,” said L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “Encourage your family and friends to stay connected virtually and delay meeting in person until we are at a better place in the pandemic. Collectively, we have a chance to slow the spread and save lives.”

The county has broken single-day new coronavirus case records on three of the last four days. On Friday, new 8,562 cases were reported, according to The Times’ tally, breaking the record set Thursday, when 7,713 were reported.

There were also 56 deaths recorded in L.A. County, a single-day tally not seen since Aug. 19.

Source: COVID-19 is ‘greatest threat to life in Los Angeles that we have ever faced,’ Garcetti says – Los Angeles Times

Deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in two long-term care facilities could be linked to Washington state wedding, officials say | TheHill

The Grant County Health District is now saying that staff at two long-term care facilities who attended the wedding, which has been labeled by officials as a “super-spreader” event, contracted the virus.  According to ABC News, health officials said that the staff members worked while they were contagious, before they were aware that they were carrying the infection.

Source: Deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in two long-term care facilities could be linked to Washington state wedding, officials say | TheHill

Deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in two long-term care facilities could be linked to Washington state wedding, officials say | TheHill

The Grant County Health District is now saying that staff at two long-term care facilities who attended the wedding, which has been labeled by officials as a “super-spreader” event, contracted the virus.

According to ABC News, health officials said that the staff members worked while they were contagious, before they were aware that they were carrying the infection.

Source: Deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in two long-term care facilities could be linked to Washington state wedding, officials say | TheHill

Opinion | Covid-19 Came for the Dakotas – The New York Times

As of Friday afternoon, South Dakota led the country in the average daily number of recent Covid-associated deaths per capita, with three for every 100,000 people, according to a New York Times database. North Dakota was second, with 1.5.

More than 40 percent of South Dakota’s 1,033 Covid-related deaths to that point occurred in November, according to statistics from the Covid Tracking Project, and the same was true of North Dakota’s 983 deaths.

Until recently, Governor Burgum was loath to exert much pressure on North Dakotans and steered clear of the social-distancing orders put in place by so many other states. But he did invest heavily in testing and never merrily shrugged off the threat of the coronavirus the way his Republican counterpart in South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem, did.

The truth is that the Dakotas are as emblematic as they are exceptional, the American story — or at least a strain of it — in miniature. In resisting the lockdowns, slowdowns and sacrifices that many other states committed to, they indulged and encouraged a selective (and often warped) reading of scientific evidence, a rebellion against experts and a twisted concept of individual liberty that was obvious all over the country and contributed mightily to our suffering.

Understanding Complications of Covid-19

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We’re a long way from a complete understanding of the damage that Covid-19 does to the human body.

A new study from Germany identifies one issue: The virus may cause bone morrow to secrete immature blood cells into the blood stream. These blood cells can’t carry oxygen, and by taking the place of cells that can, reduce oxygen levels and the amount of oxygen available to key organs (heart, brain, etc.). These immature cells may also trigger secretion of megakaryocytes, which contribute to the production of platelets. The presence of megakaryocytes in the blood stream may be an indicator of clotting issues that can cause permanent damage or death.(1)

Of course, this is how we get a 23-year-old stroke victim in Arizona.(3) People that age “don’t get strokes” but they do now with the virus. Below age 26, people in the US can stay on their parents health insurance, even…

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