“MISS (from Rebane): To Nevada County’s rigid stance that western county must adhere to the same rules regarding the Amended-Stay-at-Home-Order as eastern county even though there have been no new Covid-19 cases in western county since April 17, there are no active Covid-19 cases locally, and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital discharged its last Covid-19 patient and has plenty of ‘capacity.’ Why isn’t Nevada County adaptive?”
—From The Union’s “hits and misses” column
Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.
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3 thoughts on “Aren’t we all in this together?”
“At the start of every disaster movie there’s a scientist being ignored”
A new song (‘The Virus’), hoping to answer Jeff’s question, “Aren’t we all in this together?” https://youtu.be/pPTyYW8TTGw (4 minutes)
We are all in the same storm. But our boats vary from leaky dingies to the Queen Elizabeth II. Every human is now a potential hive and incubator for Covid-19. The more folks who get it, the more likely we will have a mutant Super Covid-19 that will attack even the strongest, youngest, immune systems.
An intelligent President with a well-rounded education, including the basic sciences and the scientific method, would know this. He or she would make the mass production of masks and gloves, here in the USA, the top national priority. Enough for a fresh set, for every person, every day, the life vests of this new world. Testing and research, leading to improved tests, needs Yuge funding. Instead the current murderer in chief has concentrated on downplaying the Pandemic, and focuses on his re-election by any means, including distractor trolls, nay saying everything they can think of. Spreading Fear & Doubt via Fake Science, etc.. Sadly, this means an incredible rebound, and possibly a rebound with a much worse virus. Good Luck, America and the world, you’ll need it.