The US recorded its first coronavirus case on January 20, 2020. Taiwan recorded its first case the next day. Now, more than eight months later, as the virus has infected 7.2 million Americans and killed more than 205,000, Taiwan has all but returned to normal. Movies, baseball games, concerts attended by tens of thousands of people, that’s all happening. In total, just 150 people have contracted the virus so far. And the national death toll? Seven. So how did Taiwan do it? … [Read more...] about Taiwan’s Digital Minister Knows How to Crush Covid-19: Trust
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Wen: Yes. An influential model by the University of Washington shows that mask wearing can save 30,000 lives between now and March. That's really remarkable. President-elect Biden has talked about masks as a patriotic duty, a way for us to show respect for one another. We should be wearing masks any time we are outside and cannot keep 6 feet apart from others, and any time we are inside with those not in our immediate family. … [Read more...] about What latest CDC Covid-19 death projections mean and what you can do to change it
But then the reaction to Jade Helm was equally crazy, if not more so. Batshit bloggers theorized that five WalMarts shuttered for repair would be pressed into service as weapons dumps for a nonexistent U.N. army purportedly taking part in the invasion. Jingoistic yahoos were absolutely certain that refrigerated Blue Bell ice cream trucks would be repurposed as rolling morgues. YouTube videos emerged claiming that Jade Helm’s “Helm” was an acronym for “Homeland Eradication of Local Militants.” And, of course, the press ate up and amplified this nonsense — starting in the backwoods of the Internet, then climbing higher onto feature sites like Talking Points Memo and Salon.com, before establishing a foothold in The New York Times. Finally, on April 29th, Josh Earnest, President Obama’s chief spokesman, was forced to address the issue in the White House briefing room. After dealing with questions about the death of Freddie Gray and the nuclear deal … [Read more...] about Operation Counter Jade Helm: Are Rogue Militants Preparing for War on American Soil?