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No More ‘Minnesota Nice’: New COVID Ad Campaign Aims To Get In Your Face 

 

Minnesota’s major hospitals and healthcare systems are stepping up their urgency ahead of Thanksgiving this week with a messaging campaign that declares “There’s no more time to be ‘Minnesota Nice.'”

The campaign is called “Fight COVID MN.”

“We need to pull this lever, which is a little bit more in your face,” said Dr. Rahul Koranne, the president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association.

One of the first two posters shows a healthcare worker in PPE with text that says, “We’re not the front line. You are. We’re your last chance.”

The other reads, “We’re sure it’s good, but is Grandma’s pumpkin pie really to die for?”

“I think it’s time to get pretty aggressive,” said Dr. Omobosola Akinsete, HealthPartners’s chair of infectious diseases.

No More ‘Minnesota Nice’: New COVID Ad Campaign Aims To Get In Your Face

Another 'huge' Hasidic wedding takes place in NY despite orders for it to be canceled - one day after Gov. Cuomo blasted 'secret' synagogue ceremony of 7,000 last month for being 'disrespectful'

'You can have cocaine and heroin, but not turkey?' Oregon Gov. Brown is slammed for telling people to SNITCH on neighbors violating COVID rules this Thanksgiving - weeks after Democrat state decriminalized ALL drugs

Parents tell college-aged kids to stay away this Thanksgiving

Texas relatives ‘feel guilty’ after party leads to 15 COVID-19 infections

Grandparents Are Lying to Their Kids So That They Can See Their Grandchildren

New data shows 28% rise in child COVID-19 cases in last two weeks

Tags: Action, Celebration, Children, Choices, Coronavirus, Discipline, Enforcement, Family, Fighting Back, Guilt, Hate, Health, Holidays, Laws, Leaders, Life Sucks, Nobody Cares, Policy, Privilege, Reckless, Religion, Respect, Responsibility, Safety, Suicide, Surge, Threat

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24-Nov-2020


Our hypocritical leaders refuse to obey their own COVID-19 rules 

 

Wearing a mask is important. For you and those around you. For elected officials? Not so much.

Actually, all the COVID rules are for us, not them. COVID-19, and the accompanying lockdowns, have made it painfully clear: We plebes have to follow the rules; the elites do not.

Start with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who last week groveled for forgiveness after being caught attending a large birthday dinner at The French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley. When pictures from the event surfaced, the hypocrisy was glaring: The governor was seen with his wife at a large table full of maskless lobbyists, all sitting in close proximity.

But, hey: You’re not the governor — so if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving in his state, remember: “No more than three households, including your own,” at the gathering, and keep your distance.

Newsom isn’t the only one to live it up while everyone suffers. Gov. Cuomo, for example, is rarely seen in a mask, yet his Twitter feed never stops harassing you to “mask up.” (And, by the way, he’s just thrilled with himself over his handling of the COVID-19 crisis, even though it resulted in more deaths than any other state and, according to The New York Times, seeded the virus throughout the country.)

Our hypocritical leaders refuse to obey their own COVID-19 rules

Cuomo CANCELS his Thanksgiving plans amid accusations of hypocrisy HOURS after saying his mom, 89, and two of his kids were coming to dinner - despite telling entire state to stay at home

Tags: Cancelled, Celebration, Choices, Confusion, Coronavirus, Enforcement, Exclusivity, Family, Holidays, Hypocrisy, Leaders, Masks, Neglect, Representation, Society, Unruly Child

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23-Nov-2020


CDC urges Americans against traveling for Thanksgiving as coronavirus outbreak worsens 

 

Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, said there is “no more important time than now for each and every American to redouble our efforts to watch our distance, wash our hands and, most importantly, wear a mask.”

“CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period,” he said. “For Americans who decide to travel, CDC recommends doing so as safely as possible by following the same recommendations for everyday living.”

Walke added that the CDC is concerned “about the transportation hubs.” He said he’s worried people won’t be able to maintain social distancing while waiting in line, for example, to board buses and planes.

CDC urges Americans against traveling for Thanksgiving as coronavirus outbreak worsens

Tags: Coronavirus, Environment, Holidays, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Policy, Respect, Responsibility, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Superiority, Travel, Unity, Unruly Child, World

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19-Nov-2020


A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks? 

 

Sandy Kretschmer imagines her son Henry returning home from college, dropping his bags and then giving her a big hug. But she knows the reality of this homecoming may be a lot different.

"I'll probably have a mask on, and he'll have a mask on when I hug him," she says.

Henry plans to take a COVID-19 test a few days before he leaves Iowa State University where he's a junior, and he'll self-quarantine until he heads home to Chicago.

"There are students who are choosing to stay in the dorms because they have family members who are high risk," she says.

She recommends students take another test when they get home, and in the meantime, they should stay masked up after they return home and keep 6 feet away from other family members.

A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?

Holidays are dicey this year. Here are ideas for safe ways to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Tags: Celebration, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Family, Health, Holidays, Instructional, Parental Burden, Priorities, Safety, Survival, Vulnerable

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14-Nov-2020


How likely are you to get COVID-19 at a 25-person Thanksgiving dinner or at a wedding with 100 guests? New interactive map shows the risk of contracting coronavirus anywhere in the US 

 

Scientists have developed a new interactive map that shows the risk of contracting coronavirus anywhere in the US in real-time.

The COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool tells Americans their odds of encountering at least one person with the virus in every county at an event with a crowd size ranging from 10 people to 5,000 people.

This means you can assess the risk of one coronavirus-positive individual being at a 10-person dinner party, a Thanksgiving gathering with 25 guests, a 100-person wedding or a concert with 1,000 attendees.

How likely are you to get COVID-19 at a 25-person Thanksgiving dinner

California Gov. Gavin Newsom apologizes for flouting his OWN coronavirus restrictions by attending a 50th birthday party with 12 friends at 3-star Michelin restaurant where a tasting menu costs up to $850

Nancy Pelosi cancels Capitol dinner for new members after being shamed for flouting COVID restrictions by Twitter users led by Chelsea Clinton

Tags: Americans, Apology, Business, Celebration, Charts & Grafts, Choices, Contagion, Coronavirus, Dedication, Environment, Etiquette, Fail, Family, Food, Health, Holidays, Leaders, Misrepresentation, No more Heroes, No Saving The Environment, Nobody Cares, Parental Burden, Parental Crime, Punishment, Representation, Respect, Responsibility, Restaurant, Social Distancing, Suicide, World

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14-Nov-2020


‘Covid-hell.’ ‘Humanitarian disaster.’ Experts sound the alarm about U.S. coronavirus outbreak. 

 

Public health experts are sounding the alarm about the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States as the coronavirus spreads through the country largely unabated and officials muse aloud about the possibility of fresh lockdowns.

“Our hospitals are full,” Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine professor at Brown University, said in an interview. “Our workers are getting sick. And it is simply overwhelming the system.”

The rapid rise in hospitalizations could foreshadow a long period of rising deaths, said Scott Gottlieb, former director of the Food and Drug Administration. Although improvements in care have pushed the mortality rate below 1 percent in the United States, 1,549 people died of the virus Wednesday, the highest toll since April.

Frieden tweeted that the United States has entered “the exponential phase” of virus spread and that the situation will worsen significantly before it improves. But he emphasized that policy decisions have an impact, and throwing in the towel is the wrong solution.

“If people on the whole just go to the store one less time a week, you could substantially reduce spread,” Gottlieb said on “Squawk Box.”

The holiday season, meanwhile, is a looming danger that Ranney expects will lead to a “deadly” spike in infections. The virus’s prevalence across the country means that this is the worst time for people to increase their risk of transmission by attending family-centric celebrations, she said.

‘Covid-hell.’ ‘Humanitarian disaster.’ Experts sound the alarm about U.S. coronavirus outbreak.

California becomes second state in US to surpass 1m Covid-19 cases

Dr. Birx advises no extended family gatherings in Utah for Thanksgiving, Christmas

Orange County at risk of reverting to most restrictive purple tier as COVID-19 infection rates rise

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tells city to stay at home for 30 days, cancel Thanksgiving plans and puts 10-person limit on gatherings due to COVID-19 spike - days after she joined crowds celebrating Biden's win

Tags: Cancelled, Celebration, Coronavirus, Environment, Etiquette, Family, Health, Holidays, Investment, Masks, Quarantine, Responsibility, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Self Interest, Social Distancing, Surge, Survival, Threat, Travel, Unity, Warning

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13-Nov-2020


What Should You Do About Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19? 

 

THE STRANGEST, MOST confusing, most taxing year we Americans have collectively trundled through is about to get even more complicated: We now all have to figure out what to do about the upcoming holidays. Should we gather indoors as usual, where we’ll most readily spread the virus? Gather outdoors in the cold, where we’re safer? Tell our families we won’t be seeing them this year except at a distance on FaceTime or Zoom?

To be very clear: There is no such thing as a perfectly safe way for families to gather, over the holidays or otherwise. SARS-CoV-2 is a highly infectious virus, so no in-person interaction is risk-free. But there are gradients to this risk: Outdoors is better than indoors, masks worn at all times are better than bare faces, distance is better than hugs. And the fewer people, the better: California health officials suggest restricting holiday gatherings to three households for no more than a few hours, while Colorado has a two-household limit.

But what about testing in advance? It’s true that families can take some steps to mitigate risks in a way that you can’t with total strangers in public spaces. For example, you can all agree to get tested before gathering and only convene if everyone tests negative.

Yet that doesn’t eradicate the risk or mean that it’s safe to gather indoors, where the risk of transmission is normally highest. That’s because people can become infected between the day that they test and the day that their results arrive. Additionally, people in the early stages of a Covid-19 infection can test negative at first but still be infectious later, whether or not they ever show symptoms.

What Should You Do About Holiday Gatherings and Covid-19?

Tags: Celebration, Contagion, Coronavirus, Environment, Family, Health, Holidays, Responsibility, Sad, Safety, Social Distancing

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28-Oct-2020


Halloween Is Not Canceled 

 

It’s the season for all things spooky, and you know what people in my line of work think is really scary? A COVID-19 superspreader at a crowded costume party! Boo!

While many epidemiologists like me are currently living out a horror movie version of their careers, we’re also trying to figure out how to make normal life work in a world that seems upside-down. I am also a mom, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the creativity. I love that I can be anything I want for a day with no risk and no commitment. In years past, I have dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the West, the worm from Labyrinth, Luna Girl from PJ Masks, and queen of the zombie prom. So I’m here with good news: Halloween is not canceled.

Halloween Is Not Canceled

Tags: Celebration, Children, Choices, Etiquette, Experimentation, Halloween, Holidays, Parental Laziness, Psychology, Safety, Toxic, Weird

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29-Sep-2020


Salvation Army slaps ‘gag order’ on employees so they don’t talk about LGBTQ issues 

 

“If you run into a Salvation Army bell ringer this Christmas season, don’t strike up a conversation about President Trump or gay marriage,” warns FOX News host Todd Starnes is telling his audience.

Starnes says employees “have been told to stop posting their opinions about gay marriage, abortion or anything political on social media because it might reflect poorly on the organization.”

The far right pundit says he has leaked copies of internal memos from the home office to staffers instructing them to keep mum about controversial topics.

The religious charity has come under fire in the United States over the past decade for their atrocious record on LGBT rights. To attempt to stem the ongoing outrage over the group’s previous stances on LGBT issues, they started a public relations campaign to deny that they are anti-LGBT while never acknowledging their history.

LGBTQ Nation

Tags: Americans, Backlash, Business, Charity, Exclusivity, Finance, Hate, History, Holidays, LGBTQ, Magic Splatter, Misrepresentation, Policy, Politics, Religion, Self Interest

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21-Nov-2018


Your Mother’s Romantic Past Affects Your Own Dating Adventures 

 

Some people have their mother’s eyes. And some, it turns out, grow up to have their mother’s romantic history.

People whose mothers have been married multiple times or have lived with multiple romantic partners are more likely to do so themselves, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal PLoSOne. The longer people are exposed to their mother’s cohabitation, the more sexual partners they tend to have.

Enter an organization driving positive change in its community for the chance to win $20,000 in funding.

The authors looked at data from surveys of thousands of Americans followed for 24 years.

The Atlantic

Tags: Environment, Holidays, Parental Burden, Parenting, Relationships, Science, Sex, Study, Women

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14-Nov-2018


People are threatening to boycott Starbucks over its holiday cup's 'gay agenda' — but the controversy was invented by the media (SBUX) 

 

People are freaking out over a Starbucks boycott that has essentially been invented by the media.

Last week, BuzzFeed News published an article with the headline "Is Starbucks' New Holiday Cup Totally Gay?"

The article was based on an ad campaign that came out in late October and featured what appears to be one lesbian couple — among other couples — and fewer than 10 tweets, most of them extremely tongue-in-cheek. Last week, Business Insider could only find a single tweet —with zero likes and retweets — that expressed negative sentiments about what BuzzFeed News called the holiday cup's "gay agenda."

mySA

Tags: Advertising, Backlash, Choices, Community, Drink, Environment, Fake News, Holidays, Homophobia, Magic Splatter, Politics, Protest, Self Interest

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21-Nov-2017


Why Kristen Bell Isn’t Into The Whole Santa Claus Thing 

 

During the interview, she said they don’t plan on pushing the whole Santa Claus narrative on their daughters too aggressively.

“We have to tell our kid that one night a year breaking and entering is OK and that a dude in a jumpsuit is going to come down the chimney and is going to rifle through our stuff, but it’s OK because he’s going to leave us gifts?” Bell said. “That’s a crazy story to tell your child.”

Huffington Post

Tags: Advice, Celebrity, Children, Holidays, Magic Splatter, Parental Burden, Parenting, Relationships, Treatment

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11-Sep-2017