The Caribbean Dilemma

Hugh Riley, the former head of the Caribbean Tourism Office, and a partner with Portfolio Marketing Group, which represents some islands. “Caribbean countries face an important dilemma: Try to hermetically seal their borders from visitors until there’s an effective vaccine, or tackle the risks of restarting tourism now. It is the classic risk/reward decision,” heContinue reading “The Caribbean Dilemma”

When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.

As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale. When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well. – The New York Times

Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On – The New York Times The GOP giggles when the idea of helping the unemployed during a pandemic is negotiated. The circus is now aContinue reading “Fight Over Aid Package Drags On”

President Trump Lashes Out at Dr. Fauci for Explaining Science

“If you do more testing, you will see more cases. But the increases that we are seeing are real increases in cases, as also reflected by increases in hospitalization and increases in deaths.”  President Trump Lashes Out at Dr. Fauci for Explaining Science My opinion: Sadly, what the Trump wants to hide is the factContinue reading “President Trump Lashes Out at Dr. Fauci for Explaining Science”

Why Is The Right So Obsessed With Hydroxychloroquine?

Video of Texas Dr. Stella Immanuel praising hydroxychloroquine and bashing mask-wearing earned presidential retweets and more than 13 million views on Facebook before it was taken off the platform. But Immanuel’s usefulness as the face of hydroxychloroquine faded after Right Richter pointed out that she also believes, among other things, that real-life medical problems are caused byContinue reading “Why Is The Right So Obsessed With Hydroxychloroquine?”

Will Herman Cain’s Death Change Republican Views on the Virus and Masks?

His publicly dismissive attitude about the pandemic reflected the hands-off inconsistency of many party leaders. Will Herman Cain’s Death Change Republican Views on the Virus and Masks? – The New York Times Another quote from this article: In his more recent role as a public face for the president’s re-election campaign, he became an emblemContinue reading “Will Herman Cain’s Death Change Republican Views on the Virus and Masks?”

Opinion | The Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue

Trump is the kind of boss who can’t do the job — and won’t go away. Opinion | The Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue – The New York Times Another quote from this opinion piece: Thanks to Republican inaction, millions of unemployed workers have seen their last checks from the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which wasContinue reading “Opinion | The Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue”