Thursday’s news items, part 2 [plans & no plans; inequity in education; best mask material & more] – 5/7/2020

aw, chuck it | What good are plans? No good according to the charlatan in DC: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country.Associated Press

plans … when you’re plotting to run for governor | “Pat Toomey: How to restart the Pennsylvania economy”The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

bail them out | so they can “repurchase their own company stocks and so boost their value at the expense of new investment.” Enough with the corporate welfare; start investing in people.

not a flat surface | “Distance Learning During Coronavirus Worsens Race, Class Inequality in Education”Teen Vogue

“The Obamas will partner with Reach Higher and YouTube to host  | ‘Dear Class of 2020’ will stream live on YouTube on June 6 at 3 p.m. ET.” – Newsy

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“Government Telework Was Already on the Rise | Then Covid-19 Happened.”Route Fifty

it’s coming | In totally despotic nations, they kill them or jail them (that’s where we’re heading): “Trump fires inspector general ahead of damning whistleblower coplaint about bogus coronavirus cures.”The Intercept

Mommy, may I? | “Coronavirus Task Force Members Have To Get Permission To Testify.” They need permission from the HMFIC.Newsy

Best mask material? | “If the fit is right, face masks made of a combination of high thread-count cotton and natural silk fabric or a chiffon weave can effectively filter out aerosol particles, researchers report.” – Futurity


One comment

  1. In today’s New York Times [Published 5/06/20, updated 5/07/20], I read the following: Peter Baker, The Times’s chief White House correspondent, writes in a news analysis: “Confronted with America’s worst public health crisis in generations, President Trump declared himself a wartime president. Now he has begun doing what past commanders have done when a war goes badly: declare victory and go home.”

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