Our dog just passed away unexpectedly. It hurts. A LOT.
And yet, the pain of losing a dog pales in comparison to losing a relative to #COVID19.

If that's you: I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and wish I could have spared you any suffering.

I'll keep speaking truth to power until we get through this.

Everyone else: #WearAMask
Also: hug your pets, make sure they feel loved and cared for each and every day.

Do the same for your friends and family, and don't forget to take care of yourself as well.

We'll get through this, together. I promise.
Thanks to everyone for the heartfelt condolences.

Whether it's a person or a pet, losing a loved one is like being indoctrinated into a club that you didn't know existed— and never wanted to join...
The pain of losing a pet is a fraction of what is felt at the loss of a grandparent, parent, spouse, sibling, child, or friend.

The only thing worse is wondering if there was something you could have done to save them.

Spare yourself the grief:
#WearAMask & embrace #Zoomsgiving

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More from @DataDrivenMD

14 Nov
👀 Not just progressives, I'm seeing some 🚩 on the #COVID19 task force that might explain why those of us w/ true expertise have been ignored despite having mission-critical information and offering access to key data and resources.

CC @Transition46 @RonaldKlain @adrienneelrod
For new (and old) followers: it's important that you note that I don't just post this stuff in public...I've tried to reach @Transition46 for over a week and keep getting nowhere.

Moreover, when I raise specific issues, concerns, or 🚩: I have the receipts.
The 🚩 flags I'm referring to are not quite this egregious, but in the same ballpark:
Read 4 tweets
14 Nov
I'm starting to think that Russia didn't develop the world's first #COVID19 vaccine
"EpiVacCorona" is their fallback
npr.org/sections/coron…
Read 4 tweets
13 Nov
You can say the exact same thing for #COVID19, just replace Dept. of Defense w/ HHS.

The national security threat stems from the destabilization of the healthcare system, which accounts for 18% of our GDP.
We’re still paying for Trump’s flippant response to Hurricane Maria. We see it every day in the form of drug shortages.

see:
packagingstrategies.com/articles/95761…

scientificamerican.com/article/hurric…

motherjones.com/environment/20…

bioworld.com/articles/49962…
A more recent example was Project Air Bridge: a thinly-veiled subsidy for medical supply companies.

For less obvious but equally wasteful examples, review CARES Act contracts issued via non-competitive bidding.

see:
latimes.com/politics/story…

projects.propublica.org/coronavirus-co…
Read 5 tweets
12 Nov
Investigative journalists would do well to dig into the situation at the GSA: what role has Emily Murphy played in facilitating no-bid contracts that account for $9.4B+ in CARES Act funding?

from GAO report: gao.gov/assets/710/708… ImageImage
As was pointed out to me, GSA was also involved in the Trump Hotel lease:

oversight.house.gov/news/press-rel…
A journalist might start by asking about this transaction in particular — perhaps why the huge lump sum? Image
Read 12 tweets
11 Nov
As much as I appreciate the national press raising awareness of rising hospitalizations: you're doing it all wrong.

Emphasis on the total number is misguided and misinformed.

At its core, hospital capacity is a supply/demand mismatch— focus on that.

Here's how:
Here’s another example that reports hospitalization data within its proper context:
💯 Ana Cabrera making it look easy:
Read 7 tweets
30 Oct
“Since January 2017, at least four dozen people have died while being held in detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
“Although there have been news reports and congressional investigations on many of these incidents, the full record behind these deaths has never before been made available.”
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