And speaking of the Trump-Virus:
“The virus continued its steady spread across the Sun Belt on Tuesday, with state officials in Arizona, Florida and Texas all reporting their largest one-day increases in new cases yet. Florida reported 2,783 new cases, Texas 2,622, and Arizona 2,392.
As you may have guessed, all three states have removed (most of?) their Trump-virus related precautions.
Gov. Abbott of Texas, America’s Lab for Bad Policy, gave the strangest humble-brag in recorded history:
…and one lonely spitball was launched:
Meanwhile, in Florida, we have this fun, anecdotal story:
A Woman And 15 Of Her Friends Have The Coronavirus After One Night Out
They had been “doing everything the right way,” the woman told a local news outlet. “And then the first night we go out, Murphy’s Law, I guess.”
That’s not Murphy’s Law, that’s Cause and Effect. The kicker?
Crisp, 40, is a healthcare worker and said the group was not wearing masks, something she regrets.
You don’t say.
The Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan’s Tucson Medical Center reports that “just a single intensive care unit (ICU) bed designated for COVID-19 patients was available, with the other 19 beds filled,” which I guess is why Texas was bragging?
Last word to Dr. Fauchi (but emphasis is mine):
“‘When I look at the TV and I see pictures of people congregating at bars when the location they are indicates they shouldn’t be doing that, that’s very risky,’ Dr. Fauci said in an interview Tuesday. ‘People keep talking about a second wave,’ he added. ‘We’re still in a first wave.’”