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Family Discount

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, Canadian, British, and American security officials say Russian state-sponsored hackers have trying to steal information from coronavirus vaccine development programs.

Meanwhile, Payday Loan companies are evidently among those who've received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which seems kind of ironic to me. Payday Lenders got a payday loan of their own except they may not have to pay this one back.

Finally, 31 percent or about one-in-three children have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida and local health authorities are warning that just because kids don't die as often doesn't mean they don't suffer damage.

Dr. Alina Alonso, Palm Beach County’s health department director, warned county commissioners Tuesday that much is unknown about the long-term health consequences for children who catch COVID-19.

X-rays have revealed the virus can cause lung damage even in people without severe symptoms, she said.

“They are seeing there is damage to the lungs in these asymptomatic children. ... We don’t know how that is going to manifest a year from now or two years from now,” Alonso said. “Is that child going to have chronic pulmonary problems or not?” [...]

“This is not the virus you bring everybody together to make sure you catch it and get it over with,” she said. “This is something serious, and we are learning new information about this virus every day.”

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an order for schools to open for full in-person classes next month.

If they do, the 31 percent positive rate for children probably won't stay that low and they're all going to carry it back home with them to adults who actually are more likely to die.

  • I think (hope, really) that when it comes time, a large majority of parents are going to say “Hell no” and not send their kids into the school petri dish to get infected. Turns out, despite what Republicans might think, parents really love their children and don’t want them injured or dead or orphaned.