Category: Covid-19

When the Delta Variant lands big in the US, remember it's a Special Kind of Stupid that will accept the lockdowns and masks

It’s coming. We have been warned. California is already insisting its subjects — er, citizens– must mask up again. Countries around the world are in a panic. It’s curfews and restrictions and masking and closings and lockdowns. What is coming that is so bad? It’s the Delta Variant of Covid-19. It was formally the “Indian... Read more »

Make A Wish Foundation is granting wishes only to the fully vaccinated.

Imagine your child has a terminal illness and has a wish to visit Disney Land or meet a famous actor or ride in a race car or sing on stage and you contact Richard Davis, CEO, Make A Wish Foundation and he happily tells you that your child’s wish can be granted — if your... Read more »

Pritzker to your favorite restaurant and small business: Screw you, you are not getting Federal Covid Tax Relief Funds

Illinois, according to Restaurant.org lost a record number of jobs tied to the restaurant and bar industry in November (see quote), the month that started with Governor Pritzker’s order to close all indoor dining, Nov 01, 2020.  The nearest state to Illinois in losses was Michigan, with a mere 9900 lost jobs.   Illinois lost... Read more »
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Where was "Mom" Lightfoot last night to turn the car around and send the "kids" home?

Where is “Mom” Lightfoot? Last night,  July 17, 2020, throngs of protesters assembled in Grant Park to try to tear down the statue of Christopher Columbus with “Mom” Lightfoot nowhere to be seen.    They were not successful in toppling the statue, but there were clashes with police. According to Block Club Chicago: Police said... Read more »

COVID-19 -- Law enforcement agencies in McHenry, Illinois, want to know if you test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19  -- Law enforcement agencies in McHenry, Illinois,  want to know if you test positive for COVID-19
Is your health privacy disappearing in the name of  COVID-19 safety?  Do you care? In McHenry County, Illinois, a judge has ruled that if you have COVID-19, your name is being sent to law enforcement, reports CNS The Chicago Tribune reported the following: “On Friday, McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel entered a temporary restraining order... Read more »

COVID-19 Gig Worker Federal Relief -- Illinois delays implementation -- Politics or Incompetence?

Drive for Uber or Lyft?  Freelance writer?  Actor? Business consultant?  Self-employed?   Is your mortgage due? Can’t afford food starting next week? The state of Illinois has about 18 percent of its workforce in the Gig Economy, according to ADP Research. On March 27, the federal government passed a 2-trillion dollar stimulus bill that included provisions... Read more »
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COVID-19 Diary -- Chicago-- March 31, 2020 -- Face Masks for All? Who believes WHO?

COVID-19 Diary -- Chicago-- March 31, 2020 -- Face Masks for All?   Who believes WHO?
Today’s Sick-O-Meter lists 5057 cases of COVID-19 today in Illinois.  Actually, I believe those are yesterday’s figures, so we can expect a few hundred more by day’s end. I’ve stopped watching both the federal and state government’s updates on the virus. What’s the point?  My watching is not going to change the outcome or my... Read more »

Covid-19 Diary -- March 26, 2020 -- Chicago -- Criminal Acts? You decide.

Covid-19 Diary -- March 26, 2020 -- Chicago -- Criminal Acts?  You decide.
Does taking a walk in the park in Chicago become criminal in the age of Covid-19? It hasn’t — yet. But the simple act of getting some fresh air in one of Chicago’s parks and along the lakefront may soon become one, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. It’s understandable for people who have houses to... Read more »

Covid-19 -- Chicago -- March 22, 2019 -- The Bells Toll

Today, Sunday,  is the first full day of the order to stay at home to fight the unseen enemy, the Novel Coronavirus and Covid-19. By order of Governor JB Pritzker, we must not leave our houses until April 07, unless it is for essential work, to go to the grocery or to help with a... Read more »
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Covid-19 Diary -- March 18, 2020 -- Blood Pressure Medicine & Covid-19

Covid-19 Diary -- March 18, 2020 -- Blood Pressure Medicine  & Covid-19
I was talking to a friend today when she mentioned two close friends of hers are on blood pressure medication. Because I, unfortunately, have been attuned to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak for some time I had logged away in my brain something about the possibility —note, the possibility— of those who take certain types of... Read more »