Biggest problem distributing the COVID-19 vaccine? Dumbass Trump!

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…After nine months of the pandemic, healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in the United States in the coming weeks are set to begin receiving vaccinations, which are expected to gradually reach the broader population as we move further into 2021. We’re not getting out of this nightmare tomorrow, but a timeline is coming into view, which is more than we could say in the uncertain early days of this crisis.

The carelessness and incompetence of Donald Trump and his administration, though, is complicating the path out of the pandemic they’ve done nothing but compound since the outset. The president has politicized public health and otherwise ignored the crisis as cases soar, giving up on mitigation efforts while counting on the emergence of a vaccine to bring things to an end. But as it turns out, he wasn’t even prepared for that—the thing he’s been touting as our ticket out of this mess—having reportedly turned down Pfizer’s offers over the summer to set aside more doses of the vaccine it was developing, which is now one of two set for emergency approval.

It is highly unlikely the Dumbass-in-Chief will be restrained from putting in his own counterfeit 2¢ worth of ignorance. RTFA and learn more about the dangers of this incompetent getting in the way.

Did you expect a Republican Senate to be independent of corporate cash?

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Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Calif.) told Yahoo Finance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is to blame for stalled stimulus negotiations in Congress, explaining that McConnell was “refusing” to bring a stimulus vote to the floor unless an aid package “wipes away all COVID-related lawsuits filed that allege injury or death due to corporate negligence.”

“He’s absolutely just kowtowing to his large corporate donors here,” Porter said…

“This is simply about doing the bidding, checking off an item that has long been on the wish list of the nation’s largest corporations,” Porter explained, adding that companies are already “protected from liability so long as they act reasonably and follow reasonable safety precautions with regards to their customers, patients, and workers.”

Understand that safety, fair pricing, have less to do with bringing a healthcare product than shortcuts that can increase profit margins. Senate Republicans, led by McConnell, simply want to take the risk of lawsuits for harming patients out of the profit structure…for the people that own their crooked hearts.

Shoplifting Increasing During the Pandemic – Folks Mostly Taking Food

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Retailers, security experts, and police departments across the country say that shoplifting has been up significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began last spring. But experts say that the unusual thing about this upsurge in shoplifting is the items that are being taken—more kitchen staples like bread and pasta, as well as things like baby formula and diapers. In other words, in the midst of a pandemic and a recession, Americans have taken to stealing basic necessities that they can no longer afford in an attempt to stave off hunger, while also trying to pay rent and keep a steady job…

“We’re seeing an increase in low-impact crimes,” said Jeff Zisner, chief executive of workplace security firm Aegis. “It’s not a whole lot of people going in, grabbing TVs and running out the front door. It’s a very different kind of crime — it’s people stealing consumables and items associated with children and babies.”

What do you do? What can you do when the folks you elected, “our” government, think they only owe allegiance to corporate America. When the people who employ you can’t use you…you’re history. Whatever the circumstances. They don’t feel responsible to you. The worst of the political hacks in state and federal government feel the same.