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The man in the White House who plays a leader on TV pitched another fit, this time at governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo who, desperate for aid to save their citizens’ lives, had the gall to press Washington to send more respirators from the federal stockpile and deliver other aid on something better than the sluggish pace so far established.
Congressional members and their aides are barred from making stock trades based on knowledge other than that available to the general public.
As the only acute hospital in the East Hawaii Region, we, along with our communities, are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19pandemic. I want to share with you what we are doing on the local level to prepare for this global emergency.
The $2 trillion stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump on Friday provides enormous loans to airlines and other businesses as well as rebates of $1,200 to most low- and middle-income U.S. adults. But the legislation bars an important group from receiving rebates: elderly and disabled adults who are financially dependent on family members. The result is that the largest aid package in U.S. history gives nothing at all to millions of people in the population segment most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
After announcing that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games would be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach expressed his hope that both events can be held next summer at the same venues and that they will be “a celebration of humanity, for having overcome this unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
There is no question that health providers are the front-line heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. The integrity, selflessness and sheer bravery needed to deliver care in the midst of a highly infectious disease with no proven treatment or cure is awe-inspiring.
Historically, it takes a war to postpone or cancel the modern Olympic Games. Since 1896, there have been three cancellations — the 1916 Berlin games (World War I); and the 1940 and 1944 games (World War II) in Japan, then Helsinki, and, for the latter games, London and Italy.
One of President Donald Trumps smartest moves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was naming Dr. Anthony Fauci to the White Houses coronavirus task force. The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci is a public health hero who has led the agency through six presidents and wont bend the facts or deny science to appease egos.