** SELECT REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS **
One percent of Thurston County residents have contracted COVID-19
Record number of new COVID-19 case numbers confirmed Friday in Washington state
Shop Local Thurston County Boutiques for the Women on Your Gift List
Washington blood banks plead for donations as blood supply reaches ‘critical’ levels
Pope Francis Op-Ed: A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts – “To come out of this pandemic better than we went in, we must let ourselves be touched by others’ pain.”
The Ancient Heresy [Gnosticism] That Helps Us Understand QAnon
CBS News: The QAnon Effect: What growing support for QAnon means for America’s future
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS FRIDAY **
Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing again in cities
Los Angeles issues stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control
Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine won’t be ‘a walk in the park’
Vaccines may not prevent the transmission of Covid-19 from vaccinated to unvaccinated, Moderna chief doctor warns
RFK Jr.: Pfizer COVID vaccine does not prevent virus transmission
Wyoming’s governor has resisted calls for a mask mandate. Now he has the coronavirus.
Mayo study supports effectiveness of masks and social distancing – Findings show masks are very effective, even at a one-foot distance, and six feet of social distancing is highly effective even without masks.
What type of mask works best and how to wear it to slow the spread of coronavirus
** TRUMP NEWS FRIDAY **
When he leaves office, can ex-President Trump be trusted with America’s national security secrets?
Ex-President Trump’s financial state could make him a unique threat to national security, ex-intel officials say
A Trump-appointed judge eviscerated the president’s biggest election lawsuit in Pennsylvania, saying the campaign’s ‘claims have no merit’
Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service – “If enough employees are viewed as disloyal to the outgoing administration, they could be fired or reassigned, leaving Biden with an empty budget office.” [Ed. note: Trump is going to break everything before leaving.]
Iraq fears Trump’s final weeks could see confrontation between U.S. and Iran
Trump’s inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says
Trump declares Twitter national security threat after #DiaperDon trends following meltdown at miniature table
Trump said Thursday he will ‘certainly’ leave White House
President loses Pennsylvania appeal as he backtracks on vow to leave WH peacefully tweeting Friday: “Biden can only enter the White House as President if he can prove that his ridiculous “80,000,000 votes” were not fraudulently or illegally obtained.
‘Isn’t this the language of a dictator?’: Trump confronted after press conference littered with misinformation