Health and Sanity category archive
Clogged up supply chains around the world have garnered much publicity, especially as the time for holiday giving approaches. At the San Francisco Chronicle, Christopher S. Tang takes a look at conflux of factors why we may not be able exactly what we want exactly when we want it oh poor wittle us-ens. A snippet:
The pandemic changed the lifestyle of many Americans, who switched to a hybrid work schedule and started spending more time at home. That fueled surging demand for items like office chairs, printers, gym equipment, and home appliances as consumer demand shifted from service to goods. But just as demand skyrocketed, COVID-19 related safety policies made it harder for suppliers to deliver stuff where it needed to go. Logistics experts have reported that extensive quarantine requirements and partial port closures in China, along with lockdowns at factories in Indonesia and Vietnam, significantly hampered the production of goods for the U.S. market.
At the Orlando Sentinel, Jacob V. Stuart muses on the internal contradictions of Florida’s mandate against mandates. Here’s a bit (emphasis added):
In so doing (enacting the anti-mandate mandate–ed.), they have advanced a paradoxical contradiction: the leaders of today’s Republican Party favor the imposition of strict mandates to eliminate potential existing mandates. It is totally deranged conduct, most often associated with immature, single-issue thinkers. It is certainly not the work product of a group of thoughtful leaders, nor the welcomed discovery of an assembly of community trustees.
Writing at the Tampa Bay Times, a retired physician struggles to understand why persons are refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. An excerpt:
Follow the link for his reasoning.
Once again, fists fly in the fiendly skies.
On the same topic, Jeffrey Hanna, writing at The Roanoke Times, tries to make sense of the plethora of pathological passengers peopling the planes. I don’t think he can, because it’s clearly senseless, but follow the link and decide for yourself.
Sadly, as the article points out, the lesson is likely shortly to be unlearned.
Sam and his crew call out Dennis Prager’s lies.
I’m so old that I remember when AIDS was referred to as “GRID (gayrelated immunodeficiency disease.”
Republicans now have Big Bird in their sights:
President Joe Biden prompted reacted to Big Bird’s tweet, saying, “Good on ya, @BigBird. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep your whole neighborhood safe.”
Reaction from the anti-vaccine crowd led by Sen. Ted Cruz was swift, saying Big Bird is spreading government propaganda while others called it “brainwashing children.”
More tales of dis coarse discourse at the link.
A doctor explains why she’s getting COVID vaccinations for her children as quickly as she can.