At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today on tougher regulations for deep-sea oil drilling, a commercial fisherwoman stood up and poured a jar of mock oil in reality, syrup all over herself in protest of her livelihood being destroyed, probably. Security guard’s inner thoughts: “You’re paying for my dry cleaning, crazy woman.”
But that wasn’t the only surprise appearance at the many various oil hearings happening in Congress today. There was also …
Okay, it wasn’t a surprise at all. But still, he’s an actor — what is he doing there?! Just saving the world, that’s what. As we learned a couple of weeks ago, Costner, when he’s not barely emoting in films, has been developing a filtration system that can cleanse water of oil, which might come in handy right about now. “It may seem like an unlikely scenario that I am the one delivering this technology at this moment in time, but from where I’m sitting it is equally inconceivable that these machines are not already in place,” he said with a monotone delivery, presumably.
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A staggering figure
A number worse than almost anyone was expecting
This may catch on widely
No 10: ‘This is something which has been discussed in other countries
‘We are always looking to learn from other ideas.’
If this curve is just the first wave
The U.S. is still in the clambering-into-the-life-raft phase of responding to Covid-19, and thinking clearly about what to do is still difficult. This confusion has made it hard to appreciate two facts: One is that social distancing combined with scaling up testing, production of medical equipment, and other countermeasures are essential and must be replicated across the country, intensified, and continued. The other is that if these measures have the desired effect of reducing the number of new cases accumulating each day, they provide only a temporary solution. …
It is very possible that after this first wave subsides, we will still have a largely susceptible population, though that depends on how well the social distancing works. Effective treatments and increased ICU capacity could reduce the demand for critical care, lightning the load on the health system, but again, these measures only delay things.
If the SARS-CoV-2 virus has a contagiousness of three, meaning every case infects three other people, then we won’t get to the end of the epidemic until two-thirds of the population has become immune by infection or by vaccination. Successful control of the first peak of infections could leave a majority (perhaps a large majority) of the U.S. population still susceptible to the virus.
Another productive Trump presser
Trump: Mexican violence?
Reporter: Domestic violence.
RBG clearly getting some pushback on her workouts
NYC still short on ventilators
You know Fauci’s a celebrity when…
“Bobbleheads are the ultimate honor, and we think Dr. Fauci deserves it”
Americans are doing what they do best: buying guns
Just a tad late on this one
As usual, it’s tight in Wisconsin
It’s going to be a long month