COVID-19

OpEd: U.S. paying a premium price for marginal school results

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  In my previous two Op-Ed’s, I agreed with the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics that kids should be back in live classes. This is a non-controversial position in Europe, where leaders across the political spectrum agree that even in a pandemic, children are better …

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Thousands Protest COVID-19 Restrictions Across Europe

Meanwhile, in the US, we’re like lambs to the slaughter.  Thousands across Europe have been protesting safety restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic. Anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets in the U.K., Germany and France to express their opposition to wearing a face mask. … Participants were seen holding posters that suggested COVID-19 “doesn’t exist.” Demonstrators …

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Op-Ed: COVID-19 and the Political Grandstanding of Education Unions

My Op-Ed ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy!  As I previously wrote (Schools Need to Remain Open), the probability of a child dying from the coronavirus is infinitesimally small. According to the CDC, a child has a better chance of being struck by lightning than dying of coronavirus. It is essential for the health, education, …

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Gatherings have police concerned

At town hall, Pullman chief discusses move from warning to enforcement for COVID-19 violations Pullman Police Department Chief Gary Jenkins said police have seen an increase in parties and gatherings the past few weeks despite the risks of COVID-19. Jenkins joined other community leaders, including Mayor Glenn Johnson and Washington State University President Kirk Schulz, …

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Idaho Governor Brad Little seeking immunity from civil liability

Be sure to read the reason why in the last paragraph. #CYA On March 18, Idaho’s Governor Brad Little restricted pharmacists from dispensing hydroxychloroquine for off label use. Since that time, 217 Idahoans have died from Covid-related deaths, many of them without the choice to be treated with zinc and hydroxychloroquine. Suddenly Governor Little is …

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Idaho North Central District of Public Health Now Showing Over 55% of Cases as Recovered, Latah County Adds 10 New Cases Over the Weekend

LATAH COUNTY – The Idaho North Central District of Public Health reported a total of 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Latah County over the weekend, bringing the county total to 83. Of the 83 confirmed cases, 38 (45.7%) have recovered, and there have been zero deaths. Of those ten new cases, seven are …

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Teachers Refusing To Go Back In The Fall Launch ‘Every Child Left Behind’ Movement

U.S.—Teachers who have been enjoying the extended time off due to COVID concerns are eager for it to continue. Desperate to avoid returning to the classroom in the fall while still getting paid for it, teachers have come together to launch an “Every Child Left Behind” movement.   https://babylonbee.com/news/teachers-refusing-to-go-back-in-the-fall-launch-all-kids-left-behind-movement/

Orcs March On Minas Tirith In Mostly Peaceful Protest

MINAS TIRITH—Orcs marched on Minas Tirith this morning in a mostly peaceful protest.  The rioters marched for peace, justice, and love in a calm, peaceful, orderly gathering outside the city walls. The mostly peaceful protesters launched peaceful siege projectiles at the city and sent Nazguls to maul Gondorian soldiers in a demonstration of their love …

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While much of North Idaho has resisted, Moscow adopted a mask mandate in June

That’s because the Moscow City Council follows the directives of Olympia, not Boise.  Moscow did last month what much of the rest of North Idaho has resisted and what Kootenai County did Thursday despite vocal opposition: adopted a mask mandate. Since June 30, the home of the University of Idaho has had a citywide ordinance …

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Report: 2/3 Of Palm Beach, Fla. COVID Deaths Had Underlying Causes

According to one Florida county news team, hundreds of coronavirus deaths have been erroneously reported and were caused by other factors. In a new report, the team noted cases in state were trending down, but have now gone up in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. The team reportedly found that the medical examiners in Palm Beach …

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‘FREEEEDOOOOM!!!’ Cries Kilt-Wearing John MacArthur Defying Government Order To Close Church

SUN VALLEY, CA—As Governor Gavin Newsom ordered churches to remain closed until death, suffering, disease, and sorrow have all passed away and there is no longer any risk associated with going outside, Pastor John MacArthur announced his church would be defying the order. https://babylonbee.com/news/freeeedoooom-cries-kilt-wearing-john-macarthur-defying-government-order-to-close-church/

Washington State University Shifting Fall 2020 Semester to Remote Cougar Experience

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz announced Thursday, July 23rd that given the alarming rise in the number of COVID‑19 cases regionally and nationally, all undergraduate courses at WSU Pullman will be delivered at a distance and will be completed remotely, with extremely limited exceptions for in‑person instruction. The decision was made with the health …

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Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in area, one hospitalized

Latah County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose sharply again Wednesday with six new patients testing positive for the virus. Since Monday’s reported numbers, there have been 17 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the county. Thirteen of those infected patients are in their 20s, according to Public Health – Idaho North Central District. The six …

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Op-Ed: UI should set itself apart; keep students in class

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Enjoy! The University of Idaho’s enrollment has been steadily declining since 2010. The Daily News reported in 2017 that 17% of UI’s enrollment were actually high schoolers. The University was in fact cushioning their numbers with high schoolers to mask the steady decline of enrollment numbers. Further exacerbating UI’s enrollment woes, the …

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Governors say reopening must pause

“Idaho’s Brad Little, Washington’s Jay Inslee say it’s not the right time to advance their states to the next phase, with COVID-19 cases on the rise” Can you say “flatten the curve”? Not any more. It’s “zero out the curve” now.  Progress in reopening Idaho and Washington will likely be delayed for another few weeks, …

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