Iowa 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 –
BH swimming competition ‘Winter National Swimming Championship 2015’ ended this weekend at the Olympic Swimming Pool Otoka, Sarajevo.More than 230 competitors, members of 17 swimming/sport clubs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, participated at the championship, it was announced from Olympic Swimming Pool Otoka.Swimming Clubs Olimp and 22nd April from Banja Luka and City Water sports Club (GKVS) from Sarajevo were declared the best in the competition of younger categories (pioneers).In the category of younger cadets and cadets, the most successful were Sport Time from Sarajevo, 22nd April from Banja Luka, and GKVS from Sarajevo.The competition was organized by the Swimming Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the cooperation of Public Company Olympic Swimming Pool Otoka d.o.o. Sarajevo.(Source: FENA)
ANTONIO BROWN JUMP-KICKS SPENCER LANNING (Photo by Julio Lopez)PITTSBURGH—Antonio Brown apparently is taking a preemptive approach to delivering blows rather than absorbing them.Brown jumped-kicked Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of a 46-yard punt return in the second quarter Sunday, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 30-27 victory.Brown only had Lanning to beat for a touchdown in the second quarter. But he ended up kicking Lanning in the face when it initially looked like he would try to jump over the second-year punter.“No intent to hurt him,” Brown said. “I had my mind made up that he was going over me. I thought he was going low and I tried to leap over him. It was just a bad outcome of a play.”Brown, who finished with 116 yards and a touchdown on five receptions, could face a fine from the NFL after the league reviews the play.