Fauci conspicuously stops doing TV interviews as White House moves to reopen economy

That’s CNN’s headline. We all know that he was stopped from doing them, not that he voluntarily stopped doing them. It’s difficult to push the country into reopening when the expert is in front of the cameras telling everyone it’s wayyyyy too soon:

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been conspicuously absent from national television interviews over the last two weeks, as the White House moves ahead with reopening the economy.

Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, last gave a television interview when he spoke to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on May 4th.

Prior to his recent absence from the airwaves, Fauci was regularly appearing on national news programs to update the American people on the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

While Fauci has been on “modified quarantine” after possible exposure to the virus, he has still been present at the White House and testified remotely before the Senate last week.

Dire Situation In Alabama Capital: ICUs Full, Coronavirus Cases Double In May

That’s weird. I thought Trump said everything was ok now.

The mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, says the city’s health care system has been “maxed out” as cases of coronavirus have more than doubled in May—a sharp contrast to the slowing coronavirus spread that’s taken place across much of the U.S.—while city businesses were allowed to reopen May 11, even as it appeared that Alabama hadn’t hit White House reopening guidelines.

The state appeared to hit a plateau in hospitalizations in April, with numbers dropping during the middle of the month compared with the start of April. But things started to swing in the other direction by the start of May, with the 706 reported hospitalizations on Monday the highest single day total since the coronavirus pandemic spread to Alabama. Though the confirmed number of coronavirus cases has spiked in several areas of the nation — perhaps most notably in Texas — that can largely be attributed to an increase in testing.

I Don’t Get It

I sometimes can be a complete idiot. I admit it. So forgive me if I’m not quite sure how this is going to help people currently unemployed people since it wasn’t so much an industry restructuring but an entire economic shutdown.

Imagine Trying to Kill Someone Because They Asked you to Wear a Mask?

The hell is wrong with people?

I do have a question though. Is there really a point to wearing a mask while you order if you are just going to take the mask to eat in? Are we just doing some masked theater?

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Kelvin Watson has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after a shooting at a Waffle House in Aurora. Employees say Watson came back one day after being told he had to wear a face mask — and shot the cook.

According to the arrest affidavit, employees told Watson he needed to have a mask on or they could not take his order. A waitress said Watson left and returned with a mask — but he was not wearing it. She said Watson was told again to wear the mask and he told them to just give him the food. She said he pulled out a small silver semi-auto handgun and placed it on the counter, but did not point it at anyone.

She said Watson told the cook, “I can blow your brains out right now.”

The waitress said Watson was with another man who told him to calm down and apologized for his behavior. The waitress said Watson is at the restaurant every couple days and has never acted like this before. She told police she suspected he was “high.”

Watson reportedly returned the next night. The cook said he told Watson he was not going to serve him and that he needed to leave the restaurant. Watson reportedly became very upset and slapped the cook across the face with an opened left hand, cutting his lip. The cook said he ran to the back of the restaurant and Watson followed him.

Once outside, the cook said Watson made numerous statements to the effect of “You better shut the **** up and serve me.”

That’s when Watson shot him, the cook said. The cook ran towards his house while he called 911.