Bad Guys

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, over 1,000 students in the Cherokee County, Georgia school district have been told to self quarantine for the rest of the month after 70 infections were found. The district was among the first to open.

Is there any reason to think this won't happen everywhere?

Meanwhile, the State Department's inspector general has concluded that Trump's ambassador to Britain and New York Jets co-owner, Woody Johnson, is so offensive to his staff and the people around him that his behavior may actually be illegal.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has made insensitive and inappropriate comments during his tenure, including about race, religion and sex, the State Department’s inspector general has found, judging that morale in some parts of the mission has dropped.

“Offensive or derogatory comments, based on an individual’s race, color, sex, or religion, can create an offensive working environment and could potentially rise to a violation of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) laws,” it said.

Finally, Federal Reserve officials say economic growth will be weak through the rest of the year because of our patchwork response to the coronavirus which saw some states take it seriously and others not so much.

Consumer spending will probably remain weak relative to the past as people avoid activities that require high levels of social interaction for health reasons, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said during an online event organized by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts. [...]

Rosengren said the parts of the country that enacted longer shutdowns earlier in the crisis were now benefiting from better health outcomes and more robust spending. States that lifted restrictions too quickly saw a short-lived increase in economic activity, which became muted after a rise in infections, he said.

Limited or inconsistent efforts by states to control the virus based on public health guidance are not only placing citizens at unnecessary risk of severe illness and possible death – but are also likely to prolong the economic downturn,” Rosengren said.

In other words, areas that treated the virus as if it were a liberal hoax are worse off economically even though they argued we must be willing to die to save the economy.