Today is May 9, I am DML, and the headlines below reflect the big stories this morning.
1-Unrest grows over Covid19 lock downs.
Unrest is growing in the American states that have become the last holdouts in terms of announcing dates when their economies will start reopening during the coronavirus outbreak.
As the virus continues its deadly and unpredictable spread across the U.S., the economic losses are piling up as well, with more than 33 million Americans seeking jobless aid since the closures began. The overwhelming majority of states have given businesses the green light to start reopening in hopes of containing the damage, with some going as far as allowing retail stores, restaurants and hairdressers to start serving customers again in limited capacities. But other holdouts such as New York and Washington – despite revealing phased plans to do so – remain for the most part locked down indefinitely.
DML – It’s always the liberals. These liberal states are out of control, and I have no person to blame but myself for remaining in place here in New York. This is why I am currently searching for a home in Florida. Liberals are destroying America.
2-Will entire White House come down with COVID19?
The coronavirus appears to be a growing concern inside the White House as at least three staffers reportedly tested positive this week, according to reports.
In addition, at least 11 members of the Secret Service — charged with protecting President Trump and other officials — had the virus as of Thursday evening, according to a Department of Homeland Security tally reviewed by Yahoo News.
Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn — who tested negative Friday, nevertheless plans to self-quarantine for two weeks after coming into contact with an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, according to Politico.
DML – And the key part of the story untold…. odds are they will all be OK! Media fails to mention this. And you know what everyone in the media is waiting for…. Trump is sick! They all want the headline. Well, I am a media company and I don’t want it! I want my president to be healthy, and I am betting he will be. Praying for him.
3- Magician dead from COVID19
Roy Horn, who found fame as one half of the Siegfried & Roy duo of Las Vegas-based magicians, has died. He was 75.
A spokesman for the double act said Horn died Friday in a Las Vegas hospital due to complications related to COVID-19.
“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement obtained by Fox News. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.
DML – RIP. COVID19 is dangerous, there is no denying it.
4- New report reveals concern over wastewater and COVID19
The novel coronavirus — which has infected over 3.9 million people worldwide — has been detected in wastewater, but researchers have been unclear about the transmission risks.
Two water experts affiliated with Northwestern University have said the risks of waterborne transmission are higher than previously believed. They emphasize that the risks are only significant, however, in areas without adequate wastewater infrastructure.
“New information on COVID-19 indicates that the virus infects the human GI tract and is excreted into sewage. Our assessments indicate that there is a risk of waterborne transmission of the coronavirus,” said Aaron Packman, a professor of civil and environmental engineering in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. “Disinfection will kill the virus in water, but we should carefully examine our wastewater systems to ensure that there is minimal public exposure to untreated wastewater.”
DML: There are many places throughout the US where the water system includes pipes dating from the 1800s. The American Civil Society of Engineers gave the country’s drinking water infrastructure a D-minus rating and recommends massive investments in upgrades to protect public health. Bottom line, build your dang immune system! (Hint: I am working on getting DMLcbd.com back to normal mode, meaning the “free” specials are no longer available. This will take me all day Saturday, so if you have not taken advantage of the free deals, you want to sneak in there and try to catch a deal before it goes away… do it this morning and you might be successful. DMLcbd.com)
5- Pets and COVID19
This question came in from Patty: “DML, I hear you speak about reentering society and the importance of my immune system and I thank you for the wonderful products and huge discounts available on DMLCBD.com. When I reenter society, I will be doing so with my dog Cappy at my side and I am concerned over the reports that pets can catch COVID19. Do you have anything for pets? I have seen plenty of pet cbd products on the internet but I trust only you. I did not see anything on your website.”
DML – We do have a pet product, and we’ve been pretty lame at promoting it lately. Our focus has been so pinpointed on humans that we have forgot to mention our DML PURE PET. Our customers swear by the results, saying it helps lower a pet’s anxiety levels, and in some cases claims have been made that dogs with joint pain have sprung back to pain-free activity. Give it a look at DMLcbd.com/pet