HEALTH: Coronavirus UK: Piers Morgan’s top 20 Cov-idiots so far | Daily Mail Online

And it’s been great to see people in other industries like entertainment being creative and thoughtful in trying to rally people’s spirits as millions of people sit at home worrying.

But sadly, I’ve also been repulsed by some of the outrageous, offensive and occasionally downright obscene conduct of a minority of people who have tried to exploit the crisis for personal gain, arrogantly ignored warnings to save lives, or brought a whole new meaning to tone-deafness.

Source: Coronavirus UK: Piers Morgan’s top 20 Cov-idiots so far | Daily Mail Online

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Cov-idiots!

Hard to define the word better than what these people did, or are doing!!!

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TECHNOLOGY: Italian engineers help coronavirus patients by harnessing snorkel masks for CPAP machines | Fox News

Speaking with Fox News, Romaioli said that Favero proposed an idea: making an “emergency ventilator mask” by modifying a snorkeling mask that was available to the public. The teams contacted Decathlon, the French sporting goods retailer, about the Easy Breath Surface Snorkeling Mask. Isinnova said that Decathlon immediately provided the 3D computer-aided design for the mask, so the engineers could easily evaluate what modification could be made.

Source: Italian engineers help coronavirus patients by harnessing snorkel masks for CPAP machines | Fox News

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Some smart engineers make every CPAP machine a ventilator.

Great work!

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LIBERTARIAN: A civil liberties pandemic – The Boston Globe

The coronavirus epidemic may leave the economy in tatters, but economies grow back. What about Americans’ constitutional rights?

Source: A civil liberties pandemic – The Boston Globe

OUR HEALTH CARE system will eventually recover from the strain of the coronavirus pandemic. Our economy will recover too, notwithstanding the beating it is taking now.

Will our civil liberties recover?

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I don’t think so!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Trump Gave 100 Million Virtual Care Access with Telehealth

Clint Phillips, the CEO of telehealth company Medici, told Breitbart News Saturday that President Donald Trump’s telehealth reform has given 100 million Americans access to virtual care.

The Trump administration expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a broader range of healthcare services from their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver that temporarily pays clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries. Medicaid recipients could receive access to the plan if a state government would approve the reform.

Source: Phillips: Trump Gave 100 Million Virtual Care Access with Telehealth

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It would seem that this change will never be rolled back.

Good!

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Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

Rhode Island has just over 200, and it has begun an aggressive campaign to keep the virus out and New Yorkers contained, over objections from civil liberties advocates.

Raimondo, a Democrat, said she had consulted lawyers and said while she couldn’t close the border, she felt confident she could enforce a quarantine.

Source: Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

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Sounds like a violation of our Constitutional rights!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Lavallette Closes Beaches and Boardwalk, Bans Rentals Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

Additionally, the order prohibits the rental of “homes, apartments, condominiums, studios or other residential units” through Airbnb and other online rental marketplaces.

Source: Lavallette Closes Beaches and Boardwalk, Bans Rentals Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak | Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat

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Who’s property is it?  The property owner’s or the municipal Gooferment’s!

What gives them the right to do this?

Isn’t this a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment?

Argh!

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HQ AM/PM

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020Not to be overwhelming first thing in the morning, but I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The good news? Today is Thursday, which means we’re pretty damn close to the weekend! The bad news? Today would have been MLB Opening Day, and does the weekend even really count in quarantine anyway?

Source: HQ AM/PM

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I doubt that any of the “sports” empires have any debt, so are at little risk of bankruptcy.  Not so for other businesses or individuals.  I think a lot of places will NOT reopen and individuals will be ruined for life.

Like those of the Great Depression, I think that people will be “scarred” forever.

Maybe some good will come out of this disaster.  Like thrift, Dave Ramsey advocates no debt .  Like savings, to have enough in your savings to enable you to continue living at your “burn rate”.  Like being prepared, the Mormons keep a year in their pantry.

One can only hope.

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