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April 8, 2020

French hospital halts trials of Trump-promoted COVID-19 drug due to worries about heart failure

Filed under: Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 09:34

“When hydroxychloroquine is given on its own, the cardiac risk is very low,” explained Émile Ferrari, the chief of the hospital’s cardiology department. “On the other hand, the antibiotic (azithromycin) which is systematically prescribed in combination with hydroxychloroquine in the anti-Covid protocol also favors these anomalies. The cardiological risk is then potentiated… if there are other associated drugs which have the same undesirable effect.”

Ferrari concluded that doctors should be careful and not view hydroxychloroquine as a miracle cure.

“It is true that Covid-19 kills, but the remedy should not be more harmful than the disease itself,” he said.

How to explain it, I have no idea

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:25

And tRump is responsible for this

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:20

You tell him George.

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Health, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:19

Republicans in any government role endanger Americans in innumerable ways; this is just the latest egregious demonstration of that fact

Filed under: Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:18

I posted a picture of the GOP house speaker in full PPE telling people it was perfectly safe to crowd together for a long time to vote.  The issue is a court seat the Republicans are desperate to keep.   They want to do more voting roll purges, more voter suppression and they figure they will need the court vote.  This entirely about keeping power and not anything to do with Democracy.  They do not care about the voters, they care about being in power forever.   Hugs

They accuse others and claim to be victims of the problem they created.

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:10
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MAGA/GOP are terminally sick with denial. They subsist on cruelty and abuse. When exposed, they deny and distract. They accuse others and claim to be victims of the problem they created.

He tried to impress Trump with insults and cruelty

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:06
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Modly out as Sec of Navy.

He tried to impress Trump with insults and cruelty. Killed his career. #ETTD

Brett Crozier deserves an apology from Trump, as well. The traitorous Trump badmouthed Crozier, too.

Pathological narcissists believe they are entitled to special treatment

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:04

 

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Pathological narcissists believe they are entitled to special treatment—that one set of rules apply to them, and a less favorable set to everyone else.

Right Wing bad faith is all part of GOP-FOX-MAGA indoctrination.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:01

blogology:

“The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”

— (Henry Wallace)

#MAGA

Never use facts/logic/science/evidence/experience/reason/ethics. Right Wing bad faith is all part of GOP-FOX-MAGA indoctrination.

Plus selling the service to private for profit companies who will jack up the price.

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:58

Stealth attack

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:56
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Since Trump pays no taxes and refuses to show his tax returns, giving him this authority is bonkers.

(via longwindedbore)

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: The storm of tRump’s incompetence

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:10

Editorial Cartoon U.S. CDC recommends public to use mask ostrich

Editorial Cartoon World OPEC oil spree coronavirus disinfection hazard

 

Political Cartoon U.S. paging doctor Jared Kushner botch leadership

Political Cartoon U.S. Hospitals hang to dry Trump no medical supplies

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump fails to warn states coronavirus supply crisis

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Rob Rogers Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Lalo Alcaraz Comic Strip for April 07, 2020

Kevin Kallaugher Comic Strip for April 06, 2020

Editorial Cartoon U.S. social distance takes toll Zoom calls missing grandma

Political cartoon

Spectickles Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Mike Luckovich Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Joe Heller Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Tom Toles Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

 

 

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Chip Bok Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

 

This must not be allowed to happen again ever

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:00

Marshall Ramsey Comic Strip for April 06, 2020

When I was a Technician I often got calls that were caused by something being unplugged

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes — Scottie @ 05:55

Farcus Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

I know this all too well

Filed under: Animals, Cartoons, Memes, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 05:50

Off the Mark Comic Strip for April 08, 2020

Examples of true leadership

Filed under: Cartoons, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:42

Wearing PPE, Wisconsin Speaker Claims It’s ‘Incredibly Safe To Go Out’ To Vote

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Fascism, Health, News, Pictures, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:18

WTF !!!!!  Remember this is the guy fighting to force people to go to vote, limited the number of voting places making them more crowed, and fought hard to stop mail in balloting and and any extension of the ballet time.  Hugs

Wearing PPE, Wisconsin Speaker Claims It’s ‘Incredibly Safe To Go Out’ To Vote

Clad in gloves, a mask and full-length gown, Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos assured voters that it is “incredibly safe to go out” on Election Day despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vos is one of the main reasons the in-person election went ahead Tuesday, as he and his fellow Republicans fought both delaying the election and Democrats’ attempts to provide voters with more mail-in options.

“Actually there is less exposure here than you would get if you went to the grocery store or Walmart,” Vos added in a video captured by the local Journal Times at a polling place in Burlington that he volunteered to help staff. Polling sites across the state have been shuttered amid a drastic scarcity of elections workers.

The city of Milwaukee, for example, offered five polling places, down from its usual 180, leading to long lines and voters forced into close contact with each other.

The state has been embroiled in last-minute legislative and legal chaos as Democrats, headed by Evers who flip-flopped on the issue, sought to delay the in-person primary like every other state did that had a contest in April.

Republicans stymied all of those efforts. A critical state Supreme Court race will also be decided, and low turnout favors the GOP candidate, incumbent Dan Kelly.

More at the link above, including the very partisan Republican votes of the State Supreme Court.  Hugs

 

 

Medical Expert On Fox Debunks Push For Malaria Drug

Filed under: Drugs, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 04:56

Medical Expert On Fox Debunks Push For Malaria Drug

“It’s sad, to me, that people are promoting that drug. We know already, from studies, at best it will have a very mild effect — at very best. There are studies that conflict a little bit, one from the other. One concludes it has no effect, the other concludes it has a mild effect.  The net result is, whatever effect it has, it will be very mild. That drug has been used for years against many other viruses — to no effect.

“The thing that makes me sad about that story is some people may take it who are on other medications, who have other underlying conditions, and may have very serious, even life-threatening, consequences. It is not something to take unless a doctor prescribes it.

“Let me just repeat, we know that at very best, this drug will have a very mild effect on changing the course of the disease, if it has any effect at all. That is what the data has shown so far, and I am convinced that that’s what further studies will show. And it’s not without adverse consequence. It is irresponsible to promote this drug at this time.” – Harvard Medical School’s Dr. William Haseltine.

There is a video of this at the link above, plus the comment section.   Hugs

April 7, 2020

Why American Health Care Makes No Sense

Filed under: Drugs, Economics, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:00

Response to Dylan’s comment because this is important life and death stuff.

Filed under: Criminal, Drugs, Education, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:12

First I will post Dylan’s comment and then my reply.  I will do his in italics.   Hugs

Hello Scottie,
I have an uncle who is a professor at UCI medical right here in California. They have over 40 patients right now with the CCP virus. His entire team is currently taking Hydroxycloroquine, and none of them have been infected by the contagion even though they are directly involved with it on a daily basis. Scottie, the mainstream media is being patently false when they claim that this drug is not effective in assisting the recovery of folks infected.
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Hello Dylan. I am going to be a bit blunt with you. That is not evidence nor proof, that is anecdotal. That is worthless. sorry. My uncle has a farm and he seen a flying saucer fly over and zap a cow, it pooped , so when a cow poops it is flying saucers zapping them.

That drug has no studies showing it works! The people pushing it on Fox, and in the tRump white house have no medical degrees nor science background. Navarro is an economist claiming to know as much as medical doctors and scientists. He doesn’t. The papers he put on the desk were sastics but they had no medical data.

Dylan, are wrong in accepting dogma over science. You are taking made up pseudoscience ( Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method ) as facts. Not your fault really your being spoon fed it from people with no concern about your health.

As of right now there is no medical scientifically accepted study that shows any benefit to using Hydroxycloroquine to help in any way with Covid-19. There are claims that show it simply has no effect, and several well known claims that show it worsens the problems some patients with Covid-19 have.  These are based on individual doctors reportings and are not studies.   This is real information.

Plus because no studies have been done there is no way to know the proper dose. How much is enough, how much is too much. This is important because this drug has bad side effects. It can slow down and interfere with breathing, something a patient who has this virus really doesn’t need.

There seem to be two different spellings of the same drug. Hydroxycloroquine and hydroxychloroquine which seem to be the same drug.

Look at who is pushing this and why. People with money in the companies that make it, look up the news that one of the companies that makes this paid tRump’s lawyer / fixer Cohen a million dollars to arrange a meeting with tRump. They covered it by saying he was providing medical advice. Really? Fox news Laura Ingraham holds constant shows on the benefits of this drug against the covid-19 and has gotten a in person meeting with tRump. She is not a doctor. The two doctors she claims tell her it is a miracle never studied it in any controlled setting.

There is a reason it is called science. Because science is a method, a way of doing things. A way that not only provides positive results or shows that claims of results are wrong, but has a peer review system so other scientist in that field can try to prove it themselves or at least study the data and agree or disagree. In this case, this is important, no scientific study has been done and the only half scientific study shows no positive result. That is the facts.

So some more anecdotal evidence for you. My husband is working nightly with Covid-19 PTs as is his entire ICU. As is two other ICUs in his hospital, as is the entire floor they made available to only Covid-19 patients. Not one of the medical staff have said they are taking nor have they been prescribed hydroxychloroquine and only one so far in his hospital has been suspected of getting it and they think from the time frame he got it from his wife who is not a medical provider.  Sadly despite tRump claiming there are plenty of tests they do not have enough to test this medical provider.  So he simply self quarantines hoping they are wrong.  

Which leads me to the point that is also very important.  This is a prescribed drug again with no dosage available for this virus. What doctor is going to put their licence on the line to write a prescription for an unknown safe amount of a drug not shown or tested to work on this virus? It is stupid to believe that. It is not FDA approved for this covid-19. So if a doctor is trying to prescribe it for that , he just lost his licence, if he is claiming it is for a different diagnosis the person doesn’t have he again loses his licence. So please tell me Dylan which of those wonderful medical doctors including your uncle is has decided to lose his medical license?  I really want to know.   Thanks.  Hugs

 

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