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Herd Immunity

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, Penn State's director of athletic medicine says up to 35 percent of Big Ten players who tested positive for the coronavirus but remained asymptomatic still developed heart conditions.

During a State College Area school board of directors meeting on Monday night, Wayne Sebastianelli — Penn State’s director of athletic medicine — made some alarming comments about the link between COVID-19 and myocarditis, particularly in Big Ten athletes. Sebastianelli said that cardiac MRI scans revealed that approximately a third of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to have myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that can be fatal if left unchecked.

Meanwhile, Trump is out there telling his supporters to commit felony voter fraud.

Finally, the Trump regime imposed sanctions on members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague because they're investigating American war crimes.

The sanctions are directed at Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and the court's head of jurisdiction Phakiso Mochochoko who were both added on Wednesday to the Treasury Department's "Specially Designated Nationals" list. The designation freezes any assets they might have in the U.S. or subject to U.S. law.

The move builds on an executive order issued by President Trump against court officials in June.

In March, the ICC moved forward with its investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, including those allegedly committed by U.S. forces and the CIA.

The European Union fired back today.

It should be abundantly clear that if Trump is reelected, there may not be any going back. Our "decoupling" from China will be repeated with Europe and they may be the ones who initiate it for their own safety; to move away from Trump and an American citizenry who elect the worst people in the world.

  • Aynwrong

    – But I thought that senior citizens and people with with comorbidities were the only people at risk of suffering life threatening or serious injury as a result of Covid and that the rest of uis were just fine that we all had a moral obligation to go to bars and hair salons because we have to save capitalism or something…
    No I don’t actually think that.

    (Is it me or does this logic remind anyone else the line of thought that was coming out of the Bush White House in the aftermath of 9/11? That we should all go out and shop till we drop or the terrorists would win or some such bullshit.)

    – Of course Trump told his idiots to vote illegally. It’s what he’s been accusing everyone else of doing so…. Of course.

    – I’m not sure there’s any going back even if Biden wins. The world has seen America’s split personality and it’s not going to soon forget and will (unfortunately for us) plan accordingly.

    • katanahamon

      Yep. I’m afraid that the dog whistles of the past are now mainstream ideology. Police union unanimously endorsed Rump as the “law and order” president. Cast out the police union..they do not represent democratic values. Also, we can’t sit back and think that truth and justice will win..otherwise Hillary would have won in the first place. The other side lies, cheats, and uses all the illegal foreign and domestic interference to win, so, expect every single vote to Rump last time to be repeated. True or not. I’m worried that we no longer have fair elections. If the electoral college was supposed to prevent Rump, it didn’t work.