Coronavirus pandemic’s third wave generates enraging déjà vu

first_img– Advertisement – A nurse attends a protest, organized by the New York State Nurses Association in front of the National Holdings Corporation on May 8, 2020. The nurses protested because congress granted bailouts to corporations and Wall Street billionaires, but not enough for the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis.Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekCaroline Chen at ProPublica writes—The Enraging Déjà Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave. Health care workers don’t need patronizing praise. They need resources, federal support, and for us to stay healthy and out of their hospitals. In many cases, none of that is happening:There’s a joke I’ve seen circulating online, over and over during this pandemic, that goes along the lines of, “Months this year: January, February, March, March, March, March, March…”My lips pull into a smile, but my heart’s not in it. […]As a health reporter covering the pandemic, I’ve experienced too many moments of deja vu. This summer, as the virus swept through the South, news footage of overwhelmed hospitals in Houston turning away ambulances recalled similar scenes from March and April in New York City. Now, we’re in the so-called third wave of the pandemic, with the virus slamming into Midwestern states, and this week, Dr. Gregory Schmidt, associate chief medical officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said his colleagues are converting 16 hospital beds into new ICU beds in anticipation of an influx of COVID-19 patients. “People in leadership are starting to say things in meetings like, ‘I have a sense of impending doom.’” – Advertisement –last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

first_imgGuidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Monday, Dec. 8 – Friends University. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Dec. 8, 2014:MondayTuesday• Madrigal Feast 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Wrestling at WHS 6 p.m.•Kingman Basketball Tournament (see schedule in sports today feature)Friday•Kingman Basketball Tournament.Saturday• Wrestling at WHS 9 a.m.• ACT• Kingman Basketball Tournament TBDSunday• NHS Induction 2 p.m.Monday’s lunch: Beef and Bean Burrito/sauce, romaine and tomato, Mexican corn, pears, tortilla chips/salsa.Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, tossed salad w/romaine, applesauce, hot roll/jellyToday’s News*There will be a Special K basketball meeting in the health room on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Please pick up a parent permission slip in the office today.*ATTN. SENIORS: Remember in order to be eligible for the Crusader Website “LAPTOP” give-a-way at Class Night in May, 2015 – you have to complete a LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION through the Guidance Office. Those completed applications are due no later than Jan. 9, 2015.”*Students: Don’t forget to pay your sports fee if you are playing a winter sport.*Dancing with the Teachers will be held on January 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Sign-up sheets are in the office.*Students wanting college credit for the Southwestern College classes they are taking need to turn in their pre-enrollment form and money by January 16.*Seniors: The Local Scholarship application is due January 9, but why wait… get it turned in before the winter break and you will be able to enjoy your time off with no worries.last_img read more