Compared to how tame and uneventful most political rallies are, the rally held by President Obama in Philadelphia yesterday was like the Gathering of the Juggalos. Not only did one guy streak naked for a million dollars, but Obama became the latest in a long and illustrious line of American politicians who have had things thrown at them when someone flung a book his way. Obama didn’t seem to notice, but the moment was captured on video (at the :23 mark).
Obviously it’s dangerous anytime someone is able to throw something at the president. If you really wanted to harm the president, though, would you throw a book? Perhaps as with the naked guy, then, this was yet another publicity stunt. Once we find out the name of the book that was thrown at Obama people are already scrutinizing the back cover it’ll immediately become a runaway best-seller among the tea partiers.
It’s not just ventilators
Demand for drugs given to patients on ventilators is outstripping supply, according to Vizient Inc., a pharmaceutical-purchasing group that works with more than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems. Hospital orders for sedatives, analgesics and neuromuscular blockers increased 58% overall in March compared with January, Vizient said. Those medicines are used to prevent movement, manage pain and soothe patients who can’t breathe without the assistance of a machine. …
“These drugs maximize the work the ventilator can do, so the patient can heal and recover,” said Dan Kistner, senior vice president of pharmacy solutions at Vizient. “If we don’t focus on the drugs that are critical to making these ventilators go, then having the ventilators doesn’t matter.”
“If you have a car, but no gas, you can’t get anywhere,” he said.
Americans appear to be getting the message
Chris Cuomo has tested positive for coronavirus
That goes for most of the country
The latest numbers from New York
Is it finally infrastructure week?
That’s still millions and millions of people
Some good news indeed
An analysis of CNN’s count shows that average rate of day-over-day increase for the last seven days was 17% - compared to 58% for the previous seven-day period.
Not the words of a man who plans on withdrawing from the race in the near future