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And even further, YES Gracie, it's against the law to knowingly attempt to fly into Hawaii if you know that you are actively infected with Covid:

Couple who tested positive for Covid are arrested after boarding flight

"They knowingly boarded a flight aware of their positive COVID-19 test results, placing the passengers of the flight in danger of death," a Kauai police spokeswoman said.

Moribe, 41, and Peterson, 46, residents of Wailua, were arrested on second-degree reckless endangerment charges.

Apparently your arguments would be better served by spending a few more minutes doing research on Google than vaingloriously expressing gratefulness for the gift of daily life we all should cherish through our deeds, not just empty words and meaningless gestures.

And lastly, I would never speak for others, but I believe that non-mask wearers span every demographic and political persuasion. It just seems that those on the right who trumpet individual liberty as their personal North Star take up most of the oxygen on the subject publicly.

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help
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...With the virus surging from coast to coast, the number of patients in the hospital with the virus has more than doubled over the past month to a record high of nearly 100,000, pushing medical centers and health care workers to the breaking point.

"Nurses are under immense pressure right now," said Kendra McMillan, a senior policy adviser for the American Nurses Association. "We've heard from nurses on the front lines who say they've never experienced the level of burnout we're seeing right now."

Governors in hard-hit states like Wisconsin and Nebraska are making it easier for retired nurses to come back, including by waiving licensing requirements and fees, though it can be a tough sell for older nurses, who would be in more danger than many of their colleagues if they contracted the virus.

Some are taking jobs that don't involve working directly with patients to free up front-line nurses, McMillan said.

Iowa is allowing temporary, emergency licenses for new nurses who have met the state's educational requirements but haven't yet taken the state licensing exam. Some Minnesota hospitals are offering winter internships to nursing students to boost their staffs. The internships are typically offered in the summer but were canceled this year because of COVID-19.

Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis will place 25 interns for one to two months to work with COVID-19 patients, though certain tasks will remain off-limits, such as inserting IVs or urinary catheters, said Tina Kvalheim, a nurse who runs the internship program....


And we have not yet seen the cases from Thanksgiving gatherings...

"The future will take care of itself," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when asked why he had not condemned Trump's unproven claims. "The Electoral College is going to meet December 14th, there will be an inauguration January 20th."

But in Georgia, an official in the office of Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger delivered a passionate rebuke of Trump and those in the GOP who have stood by and said nothing as the president has misled millions of Americans about the election, sparking death threats against Raffensperger and his family, as well as against rank-and-file election workers.

"Mr. President, you have not condemned these actions or this language," Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting system implementation manager, said. "Senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop. We need you to step up, and if you're going to take a position of leadership, show some."

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"Senate majority leader since 2015, McConnell could lose his position of power if Republicans lose the two special runoff elections in Georgia to be held on Jan. 5. If Democrats win both races, they will control the Senate.

To avoid that outcome, McConnell needs Trump to try to turn out his supporters in Georgia. The president is scheduled to campaign in the state on Saturday on behalf of Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, which helps explain why McConnell has not rebuked the president for his incendiary post-election rhetoric and unfounded claims.

Ronald Brownstein, a senior analyst for CNN, compared McConnell and the modern GOP to the Republicans of the 1950s, who knew that Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., was a demagogic fraud, but "concluded that McCarthyism was a political winner for the party."

Related...

20 days of fantasy and failure: Inside Trump's quest to overturn the election
www.washingtonpost.com

...The facts were indisputable: President Trump had lost.

But Trump refused to see it that way. Sequestered in the White House and brooding out of public view after his election defeat, rageful and at times delirious in a torrent of private conversations,

Trump was, in the telling of one close adviser, like "Mad King George, muttering, I won. I won. I won.'"

However cleareyed Trump's aides may have been about his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, many of them nonetheless indulged their boss and encouraged him to keep fighting with legal appeals.

They were "happy to scratch his itch," this adviser said. "If he thinks he won, it's like, Shh ... we won't tell him.'"...


... Governors will have the ultimate authority on who receives the coronavirus vaccine first ...

But Pres Trump says he would slow down the delivery of the vaccine to New York...

Trump Says New York Won't Get Vaccine Right Away Because He's a Petty Little Bitch
www.vanityfair.com

...[Gov] Andrew Cuomo apparently hasn't sufficiently kissed the ring.

On Friday, speaking in public for the first time since he lost the the presidency to Joe Biden, Donald Trump finally told reporters that he accepts the results of the 2020 election and wishes his successor well. Kidding! That would have required a team of doctors from Walter Reed to have performed emergency personality transplant surgery in the basement of the White House. Instead, Trump took his historic level of pettiness to new heights, declaring that if it's up to him, New Yorkers won't get a coronavirus vaccine until Governor Andrew Cuomo kisses the ring....




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