Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera:
“My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈US image plummets internationally:
“In several countries, the share of the public with a favorable view of the U.S. is as low as it has been at any point since the Center began polling on this topic nearly two decades ago.”
Michael Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection, and he accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈Trump DHS appointee Michael Caputo spun conspiracy theories about left-wing hit squads being trained for insurrection and accused CDC scientists of “sedition” on Facebook Live last night.
Caputo is a former Kremlin advisor.
“Look, it’s called insurrection,” the president said.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈In a Fox “News” call-in with Jeanine Pirro, Trump described anticipated post-election protests as “INSURRECTION.”
That’s a description that would theoretically enable him to use US military force against Americans on US soil.
New data helps illustrate what Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren might have meant when he described “too much medical uncertainty and too many unknown health risks” as reasons for postponing the Big Ten’s 2020-21 fall sports season.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈“MRI scans revealed...approximately a third of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to have myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle”
Myocarditis was present “whether they were symptomatic or not.”
Myocarditis can be fatal.
Without understanding the lingering illness that some patients experience, we can’t understand the pandemic.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈Those of us who already live with Ehlers Danlos, ME/CFS, POTS, dysautonomia, fibromyalgia, and/or MCAS saw this coming.
It’s heartbreaking to welcome COVID-19 survivors into our community.
Thank you to @edyong209 for reporting on it with such compassion.
Weather geeks went wild last week when the National Weather Service announced that the Carr Fire near Redding, California had spawned the equivalent of an EF-3 tornado on July 26. And for good reason: Fire tornados are among the rarest weather...
Nearly one-third of every child tested for the coronavirus in Florida has been declared positive for the virus, according to a report
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈At least 31% of children tested in Florida are POSITIVE for #SARSCoV2
AND they’re finding “damage to the lungs” in these asymptomatic children—damage that might lead to long-term “chronic pulmonary problems”...
Autopsies on people who died of the coronavirus are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body -- and one of the most remarkable findings concerned blood clotting, a pathologist says.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈These autopsy findings from a study of the remains of #COVID19 victims in NYC are HUGELY important and revelatory not just about coronavirus deaths—but also about the damage #SARSCoV2 is possibly leaving in the bodies of survivors.
UK neurologists publish details of mildly affected or recovering patients with serious or potentially fatal brain conditions
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈SERIOUS BRAIN DISORDERS
seen w “mildly affected or recovering” COVID-19 patients
“Complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. In some cases, the neurological problem was the patient’s first and main symptom.”
Each year Texas SandFest gathers massive crowds to the beach in Port Aransas. The biggest event of the year invites thousands of people to gaze at extraordinary sand art situated along the coast. This year, 20 sculptors from around the world decided...
STAT asked experts to compare Trump's speech from decades ago to that in 2017. All noticed deterioration, which may signal changes in Trump's brain health.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈From 2017:
“Experts in neurolinguistics and cognitive assessment, as well as psychologists and psychiatrists...all agreed there had been a deterioration, and some said it could reflect changes in the health of Trump’s brain.”
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, could receive more than $1 million in pension benefits even if he is convicted, the
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈“Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, could receive more than $1 million in pension benefits EVEN IF HE IS CONVICTED.”
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈U.S. Army issued bayonets and live ammo.
Trump wanted a Tiananmen Square scenario here.
In the past, he praised the Chinese government for its attack on the protesters in Tiananmen Square, saying “they put it down with strength.” (Thousands were killed.)
The attorney for George Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, announced the findings of an independent autopsy Monday afternoon.
Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈⚠️TRIGGER WARNING⚠️
Independent autopsy “determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause” of George Floyd's death.
There was “neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”
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