*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Statement on end of military presence in Afghanistan – Washington state is ready to do its part of the hard work ahead… We will care for our veterans and their families, who bear the wounds, seen and unseen, of this war. We must protect and strengthen our democracy here at home. And we must welcome and support the Afghan evacuees who are becoming a part of our community.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance: Due to the recent misleading content from the U.S. FDA and several media outlets that attempted to tie ingestion of animal formulated ivermectin with responsible use of human grade ivermectin, we feel it is necessary to repost our statement from March 7 regarding the use of ivermectin. The FLCCC has a long-held position that people should never use medications formulated for animals. Moreover, you should never self-dose or use a prescription medication without the guidance of a healthcare professional. Click here for the statement.
bioRxiv published study: Japanese researchers have submitted a new study showing that mRNA vaccines may actually enhance the infectivity of the Delta variant, making it completely resistant to the vaccine.
The Washington Post via MSN: An air purifier can help protect you from coronavirus and smoke pollution. How to pick and use one.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Scientists push back on call to endorse booster shots for all
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
Common Dreams: House GOP Quietly Submit for Additional $25 Billion in Military Spending [Ed. note: Why can’t these Republicans support funding for Americans here at home, instead of always spending on the military-industrial complex that their fellow Republican, President Eisenhower, warned in1961?]
The New York Daily News: Finding sleep ‘sweet spot’ is key to protecting your brain as you age, new study claims
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
CNBC: ‘They have better things to do’ – Major Republican donors are staying away from Trump – “Big money, sophisticated people are just losing interest in this s–t show,” said an advisor to longtime Trump allies in Silicon Valley. [Ed. note: About time these big donors saw how things really are!]
Daily Kos: A Republican lawmaker is calling for violence. What are his party’s leaders going to say about it? [Ed. note: this is about 26 year old Trump sycophant Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)]
Daily Kos: Louisiana Republican parts ways with Trump on infrastructure bill after devastation of Hurricane Ida [Ed. note: Nothing like need to move beyond the ideology of party affiliation!]
The Week: Iran and Israeli lawmakers are both sharing a fake video of Biden sleeping through Naftali Bennett meeting [Ed. note: Care to guess the source? An artfully trimmed video by supporters of former President Donald Trump.]
The Washington Post via Portland Press Herald (ME.): Judge throws out Trump rule scaling back protection of streams and wetlands – The Trump administration’s environmental rollback allowed the draining and filling of streams, marshes and wetlands.