I don’t know about everyone else, but I am mentally drained. In a good way though. After holding our collective breaths for almost a week straight, that exhale felt pretty damn good. Yesterday I did absolutely nothing and it felt wonderful. It also means I’m buried in work since I couldn’t concentrate at all after Monday last week so about to dig in but wanted to post some quick links for the day.
There is hope that a vaccine is on the way (although more research is needed). From the NY Times: Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective.
Trump and Pence are trying to take credit for it but Pfizer has said they had no part of their “warp speed” thingie.
Pfizer’s Dr. Jansen sought to distance the company from Operation Warp Speed and presidential politics, noting that the company did not take any federal money to help pay for research and development.
“We were never part of the Warp Speed,” she said. https://t.co/baknu0iOtd
— Virginia Hughes (@virginiahughes) November 9, 2020
Stock market futures are up 1,700 points as I write this (a few minutes before opening bell). It will be an interesting day on Wall Street.
President-Elect Biden (That felt really good to type) is selecting his COVID-19 Advisory Board. (No, Dr. Fauci is not on it because he’s in government already and we’re not quite there yet. I’m sure he’ll have a big spot come January 20th though.) One name that people are talking about is this:
Joe Biden’s transition team announced the public health experts that will make up his coronavirus advisory board. They include Rick Bright, a whistleblower from the Trump administration who said his early warnings about the pandemic were ignored. https://t.co/YRbvXmEt15
— Jon Cooper ?? (@joncoopertweets) November 9, 2020
Defeated loser and petulant man-child, Donald Trump, is refusing to admit that he lost the presidency in every way a person could lose the presidency and is vowing to fight this in court.
New: Trump plans to brandish obituaries of people who supposedly voted but are dead — plus hold campaign-style rallies — in an effort to prolong his fight against apparent insurmountable election results. @alaynatreene scoopshttps://t.co/E2Jgq35WrK
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) November 9, 2020
How much kompromat does Trump have on Lindsay Graham? Graham: If Trump concedes election, Republicans will ‘never’ elect another president.
Germany seems excited that Trump lost:
— Theresa Fallon (@TheresaAFallon) November 7, 2020
The evangelists are taking the loss in stride and not acting like complete lunatics at all!
Televangelist Kenneth Copeland laughs at the media for declaring that Joe Biden has won the election and will become president. pic.twitter.com/ARHqmsEbo7
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 8, 2020
John Oliver on the election: