Category: Health

Blindly following "the science" into ruin

Aren’t you sick of politicians calling down “science” on the heads of anyone who disagrees with their politicalization of the coronavirus pandemic to justify their poisonous economic lockdowns. It brings to mind a similar scenario: In the 1970s, Chicago began installing high-pressure sodium streetlights that “science” told us would be disastrous. A campaign was launched to halt the... Read more »

The lockdown's deadly impact on Chicago's and America's hospitals

The costly and misguided coronavirus lockdown orders have unconscionably  threatened the very existence some hospitals, especially those in Chicago’s underserve, minority communities. Four hospitals on Chicago’s South Side–Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, South Shore Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital–had planned to merge into a more efficient operation and better serve African Americans. Together they had lost... Read more »

How to accelerate the Illinois exodus

Don’t reopen the schools. Or keep everyone in the dark about whether they will open. Illinois parents and students are still at sea, wondering if their schools will reopen in the fall.  At best, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot are vague about when they will. Lightfoot says that Chicago schools won’t reopen until... Read more »
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Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey ain't through with Gov. Pritzker, not by a long shot

Pritzker now faces stronger evidence that his continued lockdown is illegal You’ll recalled that Rep. Darren Bailey, a Downstate Illinois GOP representative, created a storm when he filed a suit, challenging Gov. Pritzker’s emergency powers to shut down the state for more than 30 days. After the judge granted Bailey a temporary restraining order against Pritzker’s... Read more »

A dyed-in-the-wool liberal says Democrats have abandoned working people

He warns, A message to my fellow liberals: Working people are getting angrier and angrier. The author, Richard J. Gonzalez, is employee-side employment lawyer and employment law teacher at the Kent College of Law, so he knows first hand the pain that working people are experiencing.  It seems to be therapeutic to many of my friends to... Read more »

Lightfoot, Pritzker and other coronavirus overlords

Have you noticed that those who are demanding broad-based lockdowns as the best or only way to fight the coronavirus pandemic seem to be of one class and those who are struggling personally, mentally and economically are of another  class? For all the focus that the far Left place on class, it is puzzling, but not surprising, that... Read more »
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I actually saw some people smiling

They were people who were relaxing in the ocean-front Hanna Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Children romping in the surf. Couples walking. Sunbathers. Readers, like myself, under umbrellas. Following social distancing guidelines. Smiling, because they were enjoying their freedom, because they were doing what they are forbidden to do elsewhere. Doing exactly what the autocratic Chicago Mayor... Read more »

Advice to journalists about how to cover the coronavirus pandemic

This is from Journalist’s Resource, a tip sheet on how to cover the news. Its “Epidemiological models: 10 things journalists covering coronavirus research should know” advises ten things that journalists should tell their readers when trying to explain how those models and scientific studies work. For those who wonder about the legitimacy of the studies and... Read more »

'Here’s the blueprint, Illinois. Let Wisconsin be our guide.'

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down, 4-3,  Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ crippling stay-at-home order. The Chicago Tribune noted: …[I]t marked the first time a state’s high court has overturned a governor’s stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 crisis, as a majority of Wisconsin’s justices sided with Republican legislative leaders who argued the governor’s administration had overstepped... Read more »
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Assorted coronavirus goofiness

Reflections on the lockdown, civil disobedience and other issues brought to the fore by the coronavirus pandemic. Hey, Ms. Mayor, the lakefront belongs to the people. Her Lordship, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, has closed the Chicago lakefront, , the 606 trail and city parks to the  public. Cower at home. And if you don’t, you’re evil. Her... Read more »
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