I'll get off this @LSUfootball stuff after this last comment.

My concern is that one of the most powerful institutions in the state (LSU) hasn't been honest or transparent about what's happening with #COVID19 when it was in their best interest not to be honest about it.
It's not really about whether players should be playing football or not. It's about the fact that @LSU is making a lot of decisions right now that could potentially affect the health of hundreds of thousands of people in our state.
With football, they spun a narrative that practices were safe -- implying that players weren't contracting the virus. Clearly they were.

So what does that mean when LSU tells us it is safe to hold in-person classes? To have dorms open? To have people in Tiger Stadium?
In my opinion, this whole situation where they weren't honest about what was happening with the football team (because they didn't want to face public scrutiny about it) means we have to be more skeptical about what they are saying on all fronts with #COVID19.

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Today, I had an extended interview with St. Louis County Executive @DrSamPage about the region's response to the #coronavirus. You can listen to it on the Politically Speaking podcast feed through your iPhone/Android...OR by going to this link. news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political…
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My spouse got tested this afternoon at @FollowMercy in St. Louis County. We were told they would tell us the result of the test in 48 hours.
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