Bad Faith

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Pat Bagley)

In other news, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler says California may need approval from the federal government to ban the sale of new gasoline cars in 2035. This is probably going to end up in a court room at some point unless we elect Biden.

Meanwhile, a study conducted by researchers at South Korea's version of the CDC found that 9 out of 10 people infected by the coronavirus had lasting side effects even after they recovered from the initial symptoms.

Finally, the opioid epidemic is apparently making a big comeback and the coronavirus pandemic is partially to blame.

In the six months since Covid-19 brought the nation to a standstill, the opioid epidemic has taken a sharp turn for the worse. More than 40 states have recorded increases in opioid-related deaths since the pandemic began, according to the American Medical Association. In Arkansas, the use of Narcan, an overdose-reversing drug, has tripled. Jacksonville, Fla., has seen a 40 percent increase in overdose-related calls. In March alone, York County in Pennsylvania recorded three times more overdose deaths than normal.

There's a presidential debate tonight, but I don't think I can stand to watch. I feel physically ill just thinking about it.

I'll catch the highlights when it's over.