The grand bi-partisan scheme to privatize Medicare

Medicare Advantage is No Advantage

(This article was funded by paired assignments and a joint publishing agreement with Counterpunch.org and Tarbell.org.  It was inspired by a suggestion from Ralph Nader.)   When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give …

The CDC blinked as Biden declares 'A great day!'

A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On

  In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity  of …

Sputnik V Still Not Accepted in Most of the West

AstraZeneca Vaccine Suspension Extended in Denmark and Norway

Denmark’s health agencies have extended the initial two-week suspension of using AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine. At its March 25 news conference, Danish Medicines Agency spokesperson Tanja Erichsen said it was necessary to continue evaluating a possible connection between the vaccine and several dozens of vaccinated persons who developed blood clots with some deaths. “It can’t …

U.S.-Denmark Ignore Sputnik V Solution

AstraZeneca Corona Vaccine in Trouble: Russia Could Help

Creative Commons photo T’is better to die than imbibe the enemy’s cure for Covid-19. Russiaphobia lives well in vassal state Denmark. Spuntik V be damned. [FLASH: U.S. report “Combating malign influences in the Americas… Office of Global Affairs “used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia…dissuade …

Go for it Republicans!

A Red State Secession Movement from the US of A is a Great Idea!

  ‘And here’s to the state of Mississippi Where underneath their border the devil draws no line If you drag their muddy rivers nameless bodies you will find The calendar is lying when it reads the present time. Oh, here’s to the land you tore out the heart of Mississippi find yourself another country to …

Clueless autocrat amid a raging pandemic? It’s nothing new:

Author of New Book on US Quarantine History Tells What Biden Must Do

As the US confronts both a political crisis of presidential succession and a worsening pandemic, it might be instructive, though perhaps not comforting, to learn that we’ve been here before.  In the period between the 1773 Boston Tea Party up through the start of the American Revolution with the battles of Lexington and Concord and …

Natural selection at work

What Happens When Leaders Won’t Shut Disease-Spreading Businesses and Make Mask Shunning a Political Statement

The above graph speaks for itself, but it certainly unarguably demonstrates how Darwin’s theory of natural selection works, with creatures that successfully face adversity surviving to reproduce successfully while those that fail tests of adversity tend to die off. It shows that Republican-led states that, in the face of higher and higher numbers of Covid …

Could a Covid-19 infection act like a sodium pentathol injection?

Flash: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Tells the Truth

  In a shocking turn of events, Donald Trump’s latest media fabulist, Kayleigh McEnany, who kicked off her new job by telling a whopper to assembled reporters in the White House Press Room (“I will never lie to you”), and who has spent the rest of her tenure to date  padding President Trump’s resume of …

They're wearing masks in coal country, and no trashing Biden signs

In Pennsylvania’s ‘Trump Country’ Signs Say Enthusiasm for the President Has Faded

  Fishs Eddy, NY — Driving from Philadelphia to our summer home in the Catskill Mountains region of upstate New York, my wife and I normally leave Interstate I-81 at the old coal-mining and railway center of Scranton, and head off on a meandering route on secondary roads through hill country passing farms, woods and …

Postal service cuts bad for public health:

Trump and Crony Postmaster’s Attack on the USPS Threatens Nation’s Rural Residents, not just the Election

  In these pandemic days most of us are used to the daily visits from trucks belonging to Amazon, Fed-X and UPS, as well as Uber and Lyft drivers delivering everything from food to clothing and parts for DIY plumbing and electric repairs. With all that private delivery service activity going on, it’s easy to …