‘An awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now’ in the Upper Midwest

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has finally given in and required masks under some circumstances, even as both Noem and Burgum refuse. Burgum encourages mask-wearing, saying “You don’t have to believe in covid, you don’t have to believe in a certain political party or not, you don’t have to believe whether masks work or not. You can just do it because you know that one thing is very real. And that’s that 100 percent of our capacity is now being used.” But require the thing he knows is one of the most important measures available to fight the coronavirus? Nope.”There’s an awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now,” the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Andrew Pavia told reporters on Wednesday. At this rate, they’re not only going to keep happening, they’re going to get worse. Meanwhile, over in Minnesota, beds are a limiting factor—just 22 ICU beds are left in the Twin Cities, and the state as a whole is over 90% ICU capacity. That’s with coronavirus rates rising quickly, hospitalizations following along, and a rise in deaths presumably following those—especially if hospitals get overwhelmed.The Upper Midwest, in other words, is a disaster area, and the disaster is the natural one of the pandemic and the one created by Donald Trump and the Republican governors and legislatures of so many of these states barring meaningful public health responses to the pandemic. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Lady Wildcats Defeated By Lady Trojans

first_imgFC was not able to pull out a Conference win tonight against EC 25-6, 25-13, 25-12. The team is working hard but I see a few changes coming. They are wanting to get back on track and it’s time we make those tough decisons to get there. Anna Sacksteder had 2 blocks and Kaitlyn Obert had 1 block. Jalynn Rogers lead the team with 9 digs. Rachel Bischoff added 4 digs. Layne Steele and Meredith Bohman each had 1 kill. The Lady Cats will host Rushville at 5 PM on Wednesday. We are FC!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.Tonight was a huge win for the Freshman Wildcats! We beat East Central in 3 hard fought sets 23-25, 25-18, 15-10 and are currently undefeated in the EIAC! All of the girls played an awesome game and played so well as a team! Saige Mergenthal led the team in kills with 3, with Alex Gillman, Kaitlynn Brunemann, and Jenna Bruns each with 2. Saige also had 2 blocks, with Meredith Hoff and Jenna with 1. Kylie Lea and Saige each had 3 aces, and in total the team had 14! I’m so proud of how well they all played and fought hard for the win! Keep up the good work ladies!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jessica Baker.last_img read more

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Volleyball Hosts Drake Invitational At The Knapp Center

first_img Live Stats Story Links Print Friendly Version The Drake University volleyball team hosts three teams at the Knapp Center this weekend for the annual Drake Invitational presented by Hotel Renovo/Revel Hotel.Joining the Bulldogs in the two-day, six-match event is Eastern Washington, Milwaukee and Saint Louis.Drake begins competition Friday evening against Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. in the Bulldogs’ home opener. Drake then faces Milwaukee Saturday at 11 a.m. and closes the tournament against Saint Louis at 5 p.m.The Bulldogs return home with a 2-1 record on the young season after last weekend’s EIU Panther Classic. Haley Bush was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week following the tournament. She led Drake with 48 kills while hitting .272 in 12 total sets. She closed the weekend with a staggering 26 kills in the four-set win over Eastern Illinois and added 10 digs for her second-straight double-double. Those 26 kills were the most by a Bulldog in a match since the 2015 season.center_img Junior Emily Plock also had a strong start to the season with 44 kills during the opening weekend and aims to build upon that at home this week.The complete Drake Invitational schedule is as follows.Friday, Sept. 6Noon – Milwaukee vs. Eastern Washington4 p.m. – Saint Louis vs. Milwaukee7 p.m. – Drake vs. Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Sept. 711 a.m. – Drake vs. Milwaukee2 p.m. – Eastern Washington vs. Saint Louis5 p.m. – Drake vs. Saint LouisLive stats will be available for all matches here. There will be no live broadcasts of any of the Drake Invitational matches. Buy Tickets last_img read more

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