Northeast Covid Death Rate Twice That Of Rest Of America

Northeast Covid Death Rate Twice That Of Rest Of America — There are about 2.8 million Covid-19 cases in the United States as of yesterday, July 5, with the disease killing 129,576. That’s a death rate of 4.5 percent or 40 times that of the flu.

Northeast Covid Death Rate Twice That Of Rest Of America

More than half those deaths — 66,000 — occurred in five Northeast states, Massachusetts (8,149), Connecticut (4,326), New York (32,188), New Jersey (15,211) and Pennsylvania (6,749). The states combined have about 816K cases giving them a death rate of about 8 percent or twice the nation as a whole.

Take the fatal five out of the equation and the national number of cases is 2,025,609 with the deaths dropping to 63,576 with a death rate of 3 percent.

Many of the deaths in the Northeast were avoidable and can be placed squarely at the foot of state incompetence notably that of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and his henchperson Rachel Levine.

And now we are learning that hydroxychloroquine dramatically increases survivability despite the establishment fighting tooth and nailing against it the whole time. Yeah, they were lying through their teeth. We think we can call it murder.

Sick, evil, Godless people govern our corporations and run our bureaucracies. We have to keep this in mind in our voting. We have to keep this in mind in our economic choices. We have to recognize that the attacks on common sense are organized and orchestrated, and that we have a moral obligation to defend our self-interest and protect our families.

Northeast Covid Death Rate Twice That Of Rest Of America

Shutdown The Shutdown Montco Reps Being Told

Shutdown The Shutdown Montco Reps Being Told — Sorry Bob Small. We were going through old emails and saw this one about the “Shutdown the Shutdown” event being hosted today (May 30) by the Montgomery County Libertarians with Ken Krawchuk as guest emcee.

It consists of nine rallies being hosted at the homes of Montco’s State House contingent which started at 9 a.m. for Christopher Rabb (D-200) and was followed by one at 10 a.m. for Steven McCarter (D-154). As of this writing (11:49 a.m.) a demonstration aimed at Ben Sanchez (D-153) at Jenkingtown and Meetinghouse roads.

The remaining schedule is:

12 p.m.

State Rep Thomas Murt (R-152)

Park and meet in Boileau Park on Byberry Road near Orangemans Road

1 p.m.

State Rep Todd Stephens (R-151)

Meet at corner of Witmer and Old Witmer

Park on side streets

2 p.m.

State Rep Steven R Malagari (D-53)

Meet at Hancock Street Park, Hancock Road and Maple St.

Park on side streets

3 p.m.

State Rep Matthew Bradford (D-70)

Meet at corner of Trooper and Spring Hill

Park on side streets

4 p.m.

State Rep Tim Briggs (D-149)
Meet at Crow Creek on Keebler Road.

Park on side streets

5 p.m.

State Rep Mary Jo Daley (D-148)

Park and meet in Sabine Park, Montgomery Ave. and Sabine Ave.

6 p.m.

Post-rally Munchies (optional, non-political, just food)

Germantown Pike and Joshua Road

Park on Joshua Road

Nearby is a Wawa, a pizza place, decent Indian take-out, and a grassy park

For information about the Libertarian Party, the public is invited to contact the Montgomery County Libertarian Party at www.MontcoLP.org, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania at www.LpPa.org or (800) R-RIGHTS, or the National Libertarian Party at www.Lp.org or (202) 333-0008.

Shutdown The Shutdown Montco Reps Being Told
Shutdown The Shutdown Montco Reps Being Told

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.

By Kim Kennedy

We have two America’s happening right now guided by two completely different ideologies.  States run by red Governors are largely working to open their states from the shutdown or have already done so.  Western Journal reports, “15 days after restrictions started being lifted, Kemp indicated on Twitter that the emerging evidence supports his decision and proves his critics wrong.  “Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th,” he posted Saturday. “Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available). We will win this fight together!” he added.”1. We have the ongoing deteriorating state of Pennsylvania with its citizens suffering under poor leadership.  I had mentioned in a previous article published April 27 about how Gov. Wolf was ignoring representative government tactics of dealing with the potential of a major health crisis and was dictating policies with no input from legislators or private sector.  Governor Wolf continues the same stance, acting as if he is the Supreme Leader in Pa answerable to none.  He has no sense of urgency to help citizens regain lost time and revenue for business owners.  Many counties in Pa have either not had a single case of COVID or 10 or less cases. 

Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.
Covid response warrants Impechament

In speaking with Pennsylvania State Rep. David Zimmerman (R-99) concerning the overall handling of the COVID-19 situation in Pa, I share this report with you.  The lesson that must be learned: Democrats cannot hold public office in this country.  They do not respect representative government and defy rule of law, with little or no consequences.

Yes, the Governor does have absolute power granted to him in health emergencies.  Are we still in a health emergency?  Well, we are seeing data manipulated and used and some of it later exposed for being false.  Reader be aware!  The Republicans hold the majority in both the House and Senate.  Rep. Bryan Cutler is the House leader and has reached out, without success, to have Gov. Wolf meet jointly in planning sessions on how to get Pennsylvania moving again.  This has been his way of “leading” throughout most of his 2 terms.  Rep. Cutler would like to stop payment on some of his pet projects in order to force a conversation.  Interestingly, before COVID-19 the state had close to a $1 billion surplus, 800 million of that is gone.  Even more interesting, the money was directly appropriated by Gov. Wolf himself, bypassing the process of going thru the legislation process.  I asked, where did that money go?  Rep. Zimmerman listed off Human services projects, help for his campaign and it appears as though where other funds went is unknown.  On March 19, the state was put into a 90 day lockdown.  The latest day of opening again is June 4, two days after the Pennsylvania primary.  Rep. Zimmerman is in complete agreement that Health Secretary Levine should step down and face criminal charges.  Zimmerman owns several retirement communities in Lancaster county.  One of them in Ephrata, Fairmount Home, was ordered by the Department of State to take a patient from a hospital who had COVID-19.  Not the jurisdiction of the government.  It’s a completely illegal demand and it never should have happened.  Dr. Levine should be held accountable for this.  Rep. Zimmerman does support Rep. Metcalfe’s call to impeach Gov. Wolf.  Rep. Metcalfe’s call for impeachment are listed at the end of this article.

Legislation was passed in 1977 that allows a local disaster emergency to be declared by the governing body of a political subdivision upon finding a disaster has occurred or is imminent.

Each political subdivision included in a declaration of disaster emergency declared by either the Governor or the governing body of the political subdivision affected by the disaster emergency is authorized to exercise the powers vested under this section in the light of the exigencies of the emergency situation without regard to time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law, according to the law.

“Gov. Wolf’s orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have violated a number of our God-given rights affirmed in the United States Constitution,” said Zimmerman. “In particular, his order mandating the closure of physical locations of all businesses that he has deemed ‘non-life sustaining’ has violated our citizens’ rights in many devastating ways.”

Zimmerman said Wolf’s order constitutes a taking of property from business owners without just compensation. “The lack of due process and judicial review permitted under his order also violates the Constitution. In addition, this order coupled with the stay-at-home order, has violated our rights to free speech and assembly,” he said.

Another troubling aspect of his mandates is the utter lack of transparency demonstrated by the administration, Zimmerman noted.

Agencies under his control have stopped responding to requests for records and his office has refused to provide vital information,” he said. “The waiver process established under the Department of Community and Economic Development resulted in arbitrary and capricious decisions about which businesses may stay open.”

Zimmerman said that the public, press and General Assembly all have the right to know about these decisions and how they have been made. “While the Wolf administration has finally slowly begun to release some of the relevant information regarding which businesses received waivers, they have yet to release any information about how or why these decisions were made,” he said. His delays and obfuscation have been, and continue to be, entirely unacceptable.”

Zimmerman also noted Wolf’s failure to adequately administer the unemployment compensation system. He said that countless Pennsylvanians have been unable to collect their benefits.

“His focus on restraining business is particularly disturbing, as the majority of deaths due to the pandemic have been residents of long-term care facilities,” Zimmerman said.” The governor should have focused his attention there, but he has entirely failed to implement a comprehensive state plan to protect our most vulnerable citizens who reside in nursing homes, which have had inadequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and testing kits throughout the outbreak.”

Zimmerman said impeachment is the only means to address the actions of Wolf.

“As Gov. Wolf has violated so many of our fundamental rights as citizens of the Commonwealth, I will be introducing a resolution impeaching the governor and exhibiting Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. His actions plainly constitute the misbehavior in office required for his impeachment under the Pennsylvania Constitution.

“While these are certainly challenging times, Gov. Wolf must be held accountable for his actions that have harmed so many of our citizens and violated so many of our rights. No individual or office is above the law.”

It is clear that this Governor is going to rule Pennsylvania as if her were Sovereign Lord.  He is not.  We are a representative government.  All Americans need to know this and be aware, this can happen anywhere!• Take responsibility for your own liberty• Participate in peaceful, public demonstrations• Constantly write to leadership and tell them what is happening in your life as they take their good ole time opening the state.  Remind them that you vote!• Exercise your Constitutional rights. https://constitutionstudy.com/2020/05/18/knowing-your-rights/• PRAY!  The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he wills.  Proverbs 21:1

Ms.Kennedy is founder of Restore the Culture.

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American Workers First In Pandemic

American Workers First In Pandemic

By Congressman Paul Gosar and Kevin Lynn
If the most conservative member of Congress can partner with the director of Progressives for Immigration Reform, then there is a real chance our nation can undertake true meaningful immigration reform. Prior to coronavirus laying waste to the economy, President Trump often correctly said that we have the “greatest economy in the history of the U.S.” We boasted about low unemployment numbers and celebrated new stock market highs, GDP growth and job creation. What looked promising on the surface belied serious flaws that lay beneath.

American Workers First In Pandemic

Even when unemployment was reported to be low, Americans were being displaced by foreign workers at alarming rates. Today a record 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment – most in the last six to eight weeks. For reasons only a few can fathom, the Administration seems hell-bent on bringing in more workers from abroad through our employment-based visa programs, such as the H-1B, H-2B and Optional Practical Training (OPT). In good times and bad, corporations and policymakers are unwilling to recalibrate employment visa quotas to current economic conditions. We saw this in 2008, and we see it now. It needs to change now.

At the time of this writing we face an unemployment rate that meets or exceeds the peak of the Great Depression. The institutionalizing of neoliberal policies that has enabled the unfettered movement of people and money across international borders so as to maximize profits has gutted the nation’s productive class. In the 1990s we were told there were jobs that didn’t have an economic right to exist and shipped a large portion of our vital manufacturing sector overseas.

Later, we were falsely told there were jobs Americans simply would not do, so we opened the floodgates to large numbers of legal immigrants and turned a blind eye to people coming here illegally who were only too eager to work for less money and no benefits. Now we are being told there are jobs that Americans can’t do. Almost as if the country that put a man on the Moon and invented the Internet could no longer produce skilled knowledge workers and needed to place its homegrown technology infrastructure in the hands of foreigners. The truth is Americans have always been among the most productive and hardest working people. But they should not have to work for below-market wages, kept artificially low by cheap foreign labor.

In the words of Lisa, a knowledge worker:

“I have degrees in math and computer science from the late 80s. Ditto my husband. He’s a database administrator. We’ve both been in IT our entire careers and are sickened to see what’s happened with all of the outsourcing. We are sick of training our Indian replacements.”

Another American wrote to us:

“I’m a 47-year-old database developer. I’ve been replaced multiple times (that I’m aware of) by OPT workers, and I’ve seen my entire IT department at a major corporation replaced by Indian H-1Bs. I do ‘have skills.’ I’m highly regarded and well-respected by my peers and boss, and I have a well-established work history. I’ve been fighting the work visa treason for years, and I never feel like anyone in Washington, D.C. cares about American workers.”

That is why Congressman Gosar has filed H.R.3564, the Fairness for High-Skilled Americans Act of 2019. It would eliminate the OPT program that is used to hire foreigners over U.S. citizens and pay them less. It is immoral and wrong. We encourage our students to get into STEM fields, but because of OPT, 50 percent of STEM graduates can’t get a STEM job.

The pandemic spotlighted that outsourcing and offshoring of jobs have not made America stronger, rather the country has been weakened, vulnerable to the whims of foreign interests. How can we stave off a pandemic when most if not all the components of personal protective equipment are produced overseas or when 90 percent of our antibiotics and antiviral drugs are produced abroad? This is not only an economic concern; it is a national security concern. At one point China threatened to withhold pharmaceuticals from Americans. This is no small threat when almost all are made in China.

But there’s more. The nation’s top financial services and insurance companies have offshored hundreds of thousands of IT and call center jobs, with many going to India. Does it leave us vulnerable having so many foreign nationals able to access our citizens’ sensitive data?

Coronavirus has exposed the greed and corruption of the neo-liberal system and its high priests. In the face of a pandemic, our healthcare system failed us. These efficient and complex global systems did not function well when stressed. Truth be told, the system was beginning to crack before the virus, and it was financialization – not productivity – that was propping up the world’s economy.

However, in the midst of all this chaos, could there be a silver lining? It is time for our elected officials to act and reform the system. This is a great opportunity to hammer out a plan that repatriates manufacturing and back-office operations to the U.S. Moreover, we can take this opportunity to implement immigration reform that puts American interests first. It is time to bring back America, and one way to do it is to make America first when it comes to hiring.

Congressman Paul Gosar represents Arizona’s Fourth District in Congress and has an America First platform that starts with ending cheap foreign labor. He is consistently ranked among the most conservative in Congress.

Kevin Lynn is the executive director of Progressives for Immigration Reform, an organization focused on the unintended consequences of immigration policies and guest worker programs that undermine working Americans.

American Workers First In Pandemic

Plandemic Censorship Troubling

Plandemic Censorship Troubling — The video, Plandemic, featuring Dr. Judy Mikovits and alleging that Dr. Tony Fauci is personally profiting from connections to “big pharma” has been scrubbed from Facebook, Youtube and just about everywhere else.

But not everywhere else. See below.

We have expressed concerns about big pharma’s (and Fauci’s) endorsement of remdesivir and dismissal of hydroxychloroquine with regard to treating Covid-19 but we will remain neutral about Dr. Mikovits and Plandemic.

In the interest of free speech and free thinking, you can watch it for yourself at altcensored.com here:. https://www.altcensored.com/watch?v=ytzsJYFv6HI

Plandemic Censorship Troubling
Plandemic Censorship Troubling

Hydroxychloroquine Touted By AAPS

Hydroxychloroquine Touted By AAPS — With remdesivir now being pushed as the miracle cure for Covid-19, we’d like to point out that the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is claiming that 91.6 percent of sufferers treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine have improved clinically.

Also Turkey — a nation not known for its medicine — is reporting a much lower death rate than than that of the rest of the world, including the U.S., and attributing this to widespread use of hydroxychloroquine. Further note that Turkey has a much more lenient lockdown than the rest of the world, including the U.S.

Granted statistics can be easily manipulated and neither claim should be considered definitive, but doctors should not be prohibited or pressured into rejecting hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment because of politics.

Especially when the competing product has a strong wiff of big pharma cronyism to it.

Hydroxychloroquine Touted By AAPS
Hydroxychloroquine Touted By AAPS

The Day The Town Stood Still

The Day The Town Stood Still

Dr. John W. Gilmore

The streets are almost empty where I live.  They call it being sheltered.  I walk the streets just for exercise.  In the air of  uneasy quietness I pass neighbors walking their dogs every so often .  We wear masks and spread out just a little farther to keep our distance, unlike the walks in the parks I have gone on where bicyclists come rushing down narrow paths and people without masks stroll rapidly toward you never giving way.  

The Day The Town Stood Still
Wyndmoore, Pa. in the time of Covid

Like everything else, spring seems to be frozen waiting for the corona virus to pass.   But the animals are active, as usual on the cool, sunny day.   Even they seem to be wondering what is going on as I walk past and they look at me strangely.  They move more boldly than usual, probably wondering why things are so quiet and where the humans are.  I suppose if I were an animal I would be delighted, and I think they are.

Most of the streets on the main drag here, on Willow Grove Avenue in Wyndmoor are closed.  Only a sandwich shop, a gas station and pizza shop and Rita’s Ice Cream are open for pick up, but not going in or sitting down, just grab and go.  There’s a small grocery store open where people are standing in the street; only a certain number at a time are allowed in. I ordered a hoagie today.  I drove a little way up the street and went to a window with the top slid down to pick it up, which was new.  It was like being in a high crime area where you pay for your food through a slot in a thick plexiglass window.  I had on my mask and a masked man from inside asked what I would like.  It all seemed a bit silly as I paid for my order and waited.  A stranger masked like I was approached and waited, making sure to fulfill the six foot mandatory distance.  I sat in my car and waited relieving myself of my green, homemade mask while listening to my Nothing Like the Sun Sting CD for just a few moments.   

Upon receiving the signal I paid for my sandwich and tossed it in the front seat.  I took a quick look again at the Twilight Zone like environment and began to drive home.   I passed the neighborhood coffee shop, closed, and looked at several very small stores that looked closed, even if they weren’t.  The 711, which is open all the time, looked lonely with very few cars sitting in the parking lot.  The whole place is on lockdown.  It is strange to live in a place where humans have been removed from the equation.

Even so, the animals seemed just a bit happier.  The air seemed just a bit purer and the place quieter.  I thought I could get used to it.  A teenager popping a wheelie on a bike came shooting by right down the middle of the street in all of his teenage arrogance shattering the magic of the moment.  Had I pulled out one second earlier he would have been dead.  Thanks to him I could definitely understand why the animals were so happy and  could actually see a positive side to being without humans. 

Residency Policy Punishes Good US Doctors — And The Rest Of Us

Residency Policy Punishes Good US Doctors — And The Rest Of Us

By Dr. Doug Medina

For years, the Association of American Medical Colleges has predicted the United States will face a large physician shortage, and the coronavirus pandemic may further exacerbate this shortage.

However, there are thousands of qualified U.S. doctors who are unable to practice. Every year, about 1,000 U.S. citizens graduate medical schools in the U.S., but don’t move onto residency at a teaching hospital because they don’t “match” via the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), the organization that controls this process. Without matching into residency, doctors cannot practice medicine.

Residency Policy Punishes Good US Doctors -- And The Rest Of Us

I’m one of those doctors ready to help during this current pandemic but can’t. Even though I graduated Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) in good standing, earning Honors in five clinical rotations, I have not matched into residency.

My path to a top-tier medical school in our nation’s capital started at the University of Colorado where I earned a degree in biochemistry. After college, I received a grant to work at the Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center in Colorado. My hard work and study ethic helped me score in the 90th percentile on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). I was accepted to GUSOM, which receives about 10,000 applications per year and only selects about 200 candidates.

Since graduating Georgetown in 2011, I passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), Steps 1, 2 and 3. To become a licensed physician, a doctor must pass the USMLE. While I am a nationally licensed physician in the U.S., I cannot practice because I do not have a license number since I don’t have a residency position.

This is happening every year to too many U.S. doctors.

Since 2011, I worked with Floating Doctors, an international nonprofit organization in Central America. In 2014, I published research from the Research Institute on Addictions. After 2014, I received grants to work as an extern under supervising psychiatrists at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, the first federally operated mental health hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Mental Health Clinic in Washington, D.C. I’ve worked jobs in electronic medical records and as an intake clinician admitting patients at a mental health hospital. I’ve had nine supervisors give me high marks and provide letters of recommendation.

To obtain my medical degree, I incurred debt of $50,000+ per year in federal student loans to pay tuition at Georgetown. With an interest rate of 6.7 percent, my student loans accrue interest of more than $25,000 annually and have ballooned to more than $460,000. Even with my job as an intake clinician earning $30 an hour, and paying my student loans via an Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plan, I’m not even able to afford to pay the accruing monthly interest on my student loans.

Last month, more than 1,200 U.S. medical seniors did not match into residency through the NRMP. In addition, an untold number of prior medical graduates didn’t match. In fact, each year, upwards of 2,000 current-year grads and prior-year graduates don’t match.

Yet just this year, through the NRMP, 4,222 non-U.S. citizen international medical graduates (non-U.S. IMGs) from medical schools outside the U.S. were provided medical residencies, which are largely funded by U.S. taxpayers (via Medicare funding). In fact, each year since 2011, the year I graduated, the number of non-U.S. IMGs receiving U.S. residencies has increased – from 2,721 in 2011 to more than 4,200 in 2020, a total of more than 36,000 foreign doctors in a ten-year period.

To ensure fairness to American citizens, a simple solution is to prioritize U.S. graduates. This may mean a lower number of foreign doctors receiving residency positions, but in this current pandemic, doctors are needed in their home countries. For instance, currently, India has a shortage of 600,000 doctors.

Institutions that should do more to help American doctors achieve their goals work against them. That includes the powerful, influential American Medical Association, which has been lobbying to issue more employment-based visas like the H-1B and the J-1.

U.S. medical students go through a highly rigorous process to get one of the coveted first-year slots. We have a reasonable expectation that when we graduate medical school, we’ll practice our chosen profession. To be shut out while foreign nationals are hired violates America’s social contract with its citizens.

There are reasonable solutions to address this serious problem that is ruining thousands of American lives per year. The governing medical organizations, universities and our elected officials must right this wrong.

Dr. Doug Medina is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and advocate for ensuring U.S. doctors in good standing receive residency status in order to practice medicine. Contact Medina at info@doctorswithoutjobs.org.

Residency Policy Punishes Good US Doctors — And The Rest Of Us