The good news is the FDA has approved the use of two forms of chloroquin for treating the coronavirus. The bad news is when: for "hospitalized" patients. This may be better than nothing, but the best ways to use the drug appears to be as early as possible after the infection is identified. Apparently the drug, or combination (some studies recommend use combined with another drug), stops replication of the virus but does not kill existing virus. Taking it after the patient is already dying is much less helpful than starting before the virus has taken over.
There is a coordinated plan here to prevent Trump accomplishing anything by keeping the Senate tied up with impeachments instead of judicial nominations and treaties. They are simply trying to keep him threatened and under investigation to hamstring policy initiatives... particularly his own investigations into their illegal conduct.
The Dems in power seem to be going a little bit nuts. Recently, the Governor of Nevada bans use of chloroquine on coronavirus, saying he wants to reserve it for use on those patients normally prescribed it. And maybe also stop people from taking fish tank cleaner because one molecule has the same name.
If the treatment works on coronavirus, banningprescriptions will be seen as a deadly mistake. If it doesn't, patients who have other conditions treated by the drug will be thankful. How many people are in the latter category compared to the number of people who will get coronavirus?
I don't see this as a political winner for anyone smart enough not to eat fish tank cleaner.
Then, the Mayor of LA threatens to shut down water and power for businesses that continue to operate against his shutdown order.
Twitter makes it's censorship plans for the election clear
They should not be making the decisions about what opinions are allowed. And that's all that this is. Silencing their political opponents.
I'm not sure I agree that COVID-19 is a "hoax". I do think the panic is overblown and may been a narrative engineering exercise designed to wreck the economy before the election. We won't likely find out whether the panic was justified or not until years in the future, if ever...
But I am absolutely for damn sure that Twitter shouldn't be deciding whether or not you can express that idea.
Yes, it's their platform, and they have the technical and legal power to do that.
Virginia legislation to give illegal immigrants drivers' licenses
Just like California and New York, and many other states, the moment the left gains control of all the levers of power, they move to open the electoral system to massive voter fraud. To vote, all you need is a driver's license and a current registration. When you apply for the driver's license, they ask you if you want to register to vote.
I believe 2018 was a test run. Between "vote harvesting" on an unprecedented scale, possible voting machine hacks, voting by hordes of illegal aliens, and previously-barred felons in some states, the Democrats pulled out all the stops to win by fraud what they could not win in a fair election. And it worked. They won the House.
In 2020, with Trump as the target and continued investigations into their corruption and abuses of power on the table, they will go all out to bring Trump down. The impeachment frenzy itself is evidence of that.
I've been concerned about the security of voting machines for some time. It now appears we have solid evidence that some were compromised.
Democrats want to track gun purchases with credit card records
There is legislation in the House. This is basically an official version of "Operation Chokepoint", with authorizing legislation to impose new reporting requirements on credit card companies to detect (and presumably try to prevent) buying guns with credit cards. The theory is that mass shooters spend a lot of money on guns with their credit cards right before the event. This is certainly false in the general sense; all you need is one gun, or a few gallons of gasoline and some wits. This proposal will be absolutely ineffective unless it can stop people from buying just one gun on a credit card -- so inevitably that's how it will eventually be applied.
I don't like the implications of the term "wrap up", especially not with a summer timeframe. If it's wrapped up by summer that leaves basically zero time for prosecutions. Unless the idea is that prosecutions are started and continued after "wrapping up".
But wait, you say -- how does making pricing information publicly available make health care more affordable?
Competition on price. Doctors can no longer hide their prices from you, or engage in complex negotiations with different insurance companies. This will help patients choose their service providers based on price and value.
As far as reforms go, this is worse than useless. Yes, any Democrat AG could and would reverse this prior to opening such an investigation. But more pertinantly, the people involved in Crossfire Hurricane will likely insist to their last day that they weren't targeting Trump or his campaign. They will claim they were targeting Carter Page, who just happened to be on Trump's campaign.
This transparent lie will nonetheless be sufficient to get around the policy change Barr announced.