‘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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EPL: Moyes’s West Ham battle Everton

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp West Ham vs. Everton Venue: London Stadium Kick off: 4PMDavid Moyes will be looking to get one over on one of his former clubs this afternoon when West Ham United welcome Everton to the London Stadium in the Premier League. The Hammers will enter the match in 16th spot in the table, just one point outside of the relegation zone, while Everton occupy 11th position having shown improvement under Carlo Ancelotti. Moyes started his second spell in charge of West Ham with back-to-back wins as the Hammers overcame Bournemouth and Gillingham in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively. The capital side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United last time out, though, and are still in an extremely vulnerable position in the table during a key stage of the season. Indeed, just 22 points from 21 matches has left West Ham in 16th spot, just one point clear of the relegation zone. That said, the capital outfit do have a game in hand over 18 of the other teams in the division as their clash with runaway leaders Liverpool had to be postponed. The Hammers have lost four of their last five Premier League games on home soil, though, while they suffered a 2-0 defeat in the corresponding match with Everton during the 2018-19 campaign. Everton, meanwhile, will enter Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend. The Toffees have won three of their four Premier League games since Ancelotti’s arrival, meaning that they have moved clear of the relegation zone after a tough start to the season. The Merseyside giants are currently 11th in the table, just three points off seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers, which is an indication of just how quickly things can change, even at the top level. There are obviously still problems for the club’s new manager to address, particularly when considering that the Toffees suffered a 1-0 loss to a second-string Liverpool in the FA Cup earlier this month. The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have been in impressive form in recent weeks, though, and the visitors will certainly feel that they can harm West Ham in Saturday afternoon’s contest. As mentioned, Everton ran out 2-0 winners in the corresponding clash last season, while they also recorded a 2-0 victory when the pair locked horns at Goodison Park in October. West Ham possible XI: Randolph, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Fornals, Lanzini, Haller. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Sidibe, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.Tags: Carlo AncellotiDavid MoyesEvertonWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

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