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COVID-19 Hits

Another Darwin Award winner:Arizona man dies, wife ill after taking drug touted as virus treatment: “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure”. Chloroquine, like many medicines, works by killing. If you take too much it can kill you. Trump is no more a doctor than he is a president – he just plays one on TV.

The dog who tested positive for the coronavirus has died at home two months after being released. He was 17 years old, which was the cause of his death.

Despite Trump’s claims coronavirus testing is not readily available:

Attorney Daniel Goldman, who was counsel to House Democrats during the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, said Monday that it was “very difficult” and “very frustrating” to try to get tested for the coronavirus.

When life gives you lemons some people make lemon meringue pie (to be eaten or thrown):

Two violinists dressed in lifejackets have put on a widely shared performance in a US supermarket, amid panic-buying over the coronavirus.

Bonnie Von Duyke and Emer Kinsella performed the 19th Century hymn Nearer My God to Thee, known to many for its use in the film Titanic, in a toilet paper aisle. Video of the performance was posted online.

Digby has a recycled joke for the current disaster.

CNN reports that Waffle House closes 365 locations amid coronavirus pandemic. If you follow hurricanes and other natural disasters you would be aware of FEMA’s Waffle House Index. This is level red:

“If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That’s really bad…” — Craig Fugate, Former Head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


1 Badtux { 03.29.20 at 11:26 pm }

In other news of making lemons from lemonades, Trump finally sent California some ventilators from the national supply, 170 in all… all of which were broken. Governor Newsom sent them to a San Jose company to be repaired rather than sending them back. Hair Twitler’s little scheme to punish California by sending them broken ventilators then whining that California isn’t using the ventilators he so generously sent them isn’t going to work. Man. Hair Twitler is such a frickin’ toddler, throwing tantrums all the time. Sheesh.

2 Bryan { 03.30.20 at 4:44 pm }

Florida gets everything it asks for because it is a swing state and Trump wants its votes. The Governor [Ron DeSantis] is a Trumpist ass-kisser, so he doesn’t ask for as much as we need. Palm Beach shut down Mar-a-Lago because of the COVID-19 party that the Brazilians attended. Local officials are sick and tired of the negative effect on local businesses of Trump being there.

This is like the royal treatment that Florida got in 2004 from FEMA because we had a Bush as Governor as well as ‘W’ running for reelection.