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

Sen. Coats Supports Bill to Curb EPA Regulation

first_imgCoats supported legislation to block an EPA regulation Wednesday.WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today supported legislation to block an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that would set the ground-level ozone standard to an unprecedented low level.“The EPA’s unceasing campaign to implement job-killing regulations has reached a new low, literally,” said Coats.“This proposed regulation would tighten required air quality compliance standards across the board while disregarding economic impact and the significant environmental investments already made by Hoosier businesses. I will not stand idly by while the Obama Administration issues job-killing regulations that will strangle Indiana’s economy.”Coats is an original cosponsor of the Clean Air, Strong Economies (CASE) Act, which would require the EPA to focus on the worst areas for air quality before lowering the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone across the country. Introduced by Senator John Thune (R-N.D.), the legislation is cosponsored by Coats and eight other senators.last_img read more

DCSO promotions announced

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Sheriff Dave Durant has announced the promotion of two detention deputies to the rank of Sergeant. The two pictured are Sgt. Nick Beagle and Sgt. Todd Black.Nick Beagle is being promoted to the now vacant position in the disciplinary and classification field and will also be taking an active role as a supervisor. Nick has been with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office assigned to Detention Division since June of 2013. Nick was awarded Decatur County Sheriff’s Office “Jail Officer of the Year” in 2016. We are excited to put Nick in to a more direct supervision role and watch him grow and assist the DCDC in moving forward.Todd Black is a recent hire from Ripley County and has filled a long vacant Sergeant position at the Detention Center. Todd’s experience at Ripley County Sheriff’s Office will bring a valued alternate view of how things can be done at the Detention Center and we are excited to have him as a part of our administrative team.last_img read more

Calls for the Tipperary County Board to ensure hurling is nurtured among clubs in…

first_imgClonmel has been identified as a hurling blackspot by the Munster Council.St Mary’s secretary Noel Buckley says while their win is a major step forward for hurling in the town, a lot more needs to be done to develop the sport in the area.last_img

Kentucky’s John Calipari on loss to Auburn: ‘Never entered my mind we weren’t going to win’

first_img“Proud of these guys. Proud of my team. We didn’t play particularly well but give (Auburn) credit for making us play poorly.”Calipari said it was a “joy” to coach this Kentucky team.“I had more fun and I still challenged them, I still held them accountable,” Calipari said. “I was on guys, but I knew that they would respond, and I knew that they were going to be in that gym and going to work and share and sacrifice for each other. That’s why I wish the season kept going. I mean, I wanted to see one more weekend.”Kentucky star PJ Washington, who missed the team’s first two NCAA Tournament games with a foot injury, was fantastic against Auburn. The sophomore tallied a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds.PJ WASHINGTON CLIMBS THE IMAGINARY LADDER— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019“We had a lot of confidence,” Washington said. “We felt like we had a chance to win. You can’t not have confidence in a situation like that. So, I mean, definitely have to have confidence and feel like you’re winning the game at all times of the game.” Auburn advanced to its first Final Four in program history with the victory. March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from Auburn’s Elite Eight win over Kentucky Kentucky coach John Calipari always thought his team would win.The Wildcats took control of their Elite Eight matchup Sunday against Auburn early and led by as many as seven in the opening moments of the second half. The Tigers, however, rallied and forced overtime on a layup by Jared Harper with 30 seconds left to play. Auburn went on to win, 77-71.“They deserved to win the game,” Calipari told reporters after the loss. “We got outplayed, got outcoached, and still had a chance to win the game. I thought we were going to win the game the whole way until the one or two plays in overtime. Never entered my mind we weren’t going to win the game. Related Newslast_img read more