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Monday, September 14, 2020

Children can and do transmit the coronavirus to members of their household, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms.

Why it matters: As the coronavirus spreads through schools across the country, the people who live with exposed children -- some of whom may be older or have preexisting conditions -- are also at risk of catching the virus.



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#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-14 11:38 AM | Reply


Yeah, I know.

That was my reaction as well.

But, for some reason, the CDC felt this needed to be said.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-14 11:51 AM | Reply


President Donald Trump's health adviser, Michael Caputo, was appointed to serve as assistant secretary of public affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services in the middle of the worst global pandemics in 100 years. His paranoia, however, seems to have gotten the better of him.

A New York Times piece on Caputo cites his social media accounts where the government adviser said that there are people in the Center for Disease Control who are guilty of "sedition" for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He claimed that left-wing hit squads were preparing for an armed insurrection after the November election.

According to Caputo, the CDC harbors an official "resistance unit" determined to undermine Trump.

The CDC does have a "resistance unit," but it's about finding solutions to anti-bacterial resistance.

"According to the report, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result," the so-called "resistance unit" says on the website. "In addition, 223,900 cases of Clostridioides difficile occurred in 2017 and at least 12,800 people died.

Caputo went on to say that he's concerned that someone is trying to kill him.

"I don't like being alone in Washington," Caputo posted on Facebook, Sunday. He described "shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long."

He then listed a series of conspiracy theories that came together to predict that Trump would win in November but former Vice President Joe Biden would refuse to concede.

"And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin," he said. "The drills that you've seen are nothing."

He went on to say, "If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it's going to be hard to get."

Raw Story

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-09-14 02:22 PM | Reply


Safe to say he pays a lot of attention to Qanon.

JFC! What in the hell has happened to this government?!

Trumpers, you built this. I want an apology.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-14 02:28 PM | Reply


@#4 ... What in the hell has happened to this government?! ...

CBS had a drama/satire series on the air in the summer of 2016, called BrainDead. ( ).

The premise was "...that Washington, D.C. has been invaded by extraterrestrial insects which are eating the brains and taking control of people, including members of Congress and their staffers. Much of the internal comedy of the series was that, in the altered reality of Washington DC politics, only a few people noticed. ..."

I watched it at the time, not knowing how prescient the series was, I just enjoyed the satirical comedy.

However, if you substitute Pres Putin slowly eating away the Republican Party from the inside, the series was spot-on.


Revisiting the brain-eating political relevancy of CBS' BrainDead' (Feb 2019)

...The cancelled CBS sci-fi series is available to stream on Amazn Prime and CBS All Access.

In this intensely divisive moment in our country, let me take you back to a (somehow) simpler time: the summer of 2016.

In June of that year, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were still weeks away from becoming the official presidential candidates for their respective parties, the Access Hollywood tape was months from being unearthed and the widespread campaign that would deteriorate our country into a dumpster fire was, by comparison, still just simmering kindling waiting for the accelerant.

Lost in the muck of those opening stages was a wacky little CBS summer show called "BrainDead," a surreal political satire that pulled in real footage of the candidates on the campaign trail as background noise for a sci-fi takedown of the real failings of partisanship in Washington, D.C. The show, from "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King, was canceled after one little-watched season overshadowed by the real-life political thunderdome forming beyond its borders....

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-14 02:46 PM | Reply

@#5 ... if you substitute Pres Putin slowly eating away the Republican Party from the inside, the series was spot-on.

Along those lines...

Alexander Vindman calls Trump a "useful idiot" for Putin

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-14 03:15 PM | Reply

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