In rural California, the unvaccinated and ill overwhelm hospital staff – Los Angeles Times

It’s no mystery why this hospital in the Victor Valley is so hard hit: Only about half the population in this rural desert area of San Bernardino County is fully vaccinated, meaning they’ve received at least two doses, according to county data.

Many residents in the area also suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which increases their risk of developing severe COVID-19 and dying from it. The combination of unhealthy and unvaccinated is driving the surge.

Over the past week, 163 patients were crammed into the 148-bed hospital. About half of them were positive for COVID-19. Most were unvaccinated, according to hospital officials. The 24 ICU beds and 18 emergency room beds were mostly occupied by them too.

Source: In rural California, the unvaccinated and ill overwhelm hospital staff – Los Angeles Times

The RNC Could Use a Dictionary

just drive, will you?

“SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican National Committee censured two GOP lawmakers on Friday for participating on the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and assailed the panel for leading a “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”…

“RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel denied that the “legitimate political discourse” wording in the censure was referring to the violent attack on the Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and said it had to do with other actions taken by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. But the resolution drew no such distinction.” (emphasis mine)

noun/ˈdisˌkôrs/written or spoken communication or debate.”the language of political discourse”

My jaw is still on the floor after reading the above last Friday. Just when I think nobody in the Republican Party can go any lower than has been gone, I am proven wrong yet again.

First of all…

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7 Vidas

De malinha pronta

Reprise

O gato em cima do muro
Observa o mundo
Põe-se a jeito, no parapeito
O espetáculo está prestes a começar
A vida é um carnaval
E o bicho não perde pitada
Deste desfile bestial
Com os humanos é tudo ou nada!
Riso, lágrimas, choro, gargalhadas
Murros, gritos, coices, pontapés
Silêncio
Um, dois, três
O gato engole em seco
E desfruta do show de uma só vez.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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