Wow. More children in Florida have died of COVID in the month since school started back than died during the first 16 months of the pandemic combined.
politi.co/2VqHLuj
Meanwhile, in Virginia: Pediatrician Dr. Bryan Kornreich says his practice has seen a huge increase in child COVID cases since schools reopened, and he's worried about the repercussions:

“I've never seen anything like this in my 22 years in pediatrics.”
wusa9.com/article/news/h…
In Oregon, COVID cases among children are “exploding” and in some places are higher than they’ve been during the entire pandemic.
opb.org/article/2021/0…
In Alabama, the Dept. of Public Health has limited vaccine availability to teens in some school clinics after legislators complained about teens getting COVID shots w/o parental permission. Experts say this could “severely limit” vaccinations for teens.
al.com/educationlab/2…
In Ohio, COVID cases among children just reached a new record high. Children now account for more than 28% of cases statewide.
dispatch.com/story/news/cor…

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More from @RVAwonk

14 Sep
Right-wing radio host Bob Enyart — a staunch anti-vaccine, anti-mask, anti-abortion, anti-gay “firebrand” who used to mock the deaths of people with AIDS — just died of COVID-19.

He is the 5th right-wing radio host to die of COVID in the past 6 weeks.
denverpost.com/2021/09/13/bob…
Marc Bernier, a conservative radio host from Florida who called himself “Mr. Anti-Vax”, died of COVID-19 in August.
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a…
Conservative talk show host Dick Farrel — who called the pandemic a “scamdemic” and claimed that the vaccine is “bogus bull [shit]” — died of COVID in August. He urged people to get vaccinated from his deathbed.
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/a…
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12 Sep
An unvaccinated California couple got COVID and died just weeks apart, leaving behind their *five* children, including a newborn girl who never even got to meet her mom.
ktla.com/news/inland-em…
My heart goes out to these children. Their parents made a (bad) decision and those five kids are going to have to deal with it for the rest of their lives.
Two teenagers left parentless in Georgia…
Read 10 tweets
12 Sep
For those of you who were surprised by Tulsi Gabbard’s 9/11 tweet, allow me to remind you of her record… 1/
There’s a reason the far-right has a thing for Tulsi Gabbard… 3/
Read 6 tweets
10 Sep
LAPD has directed its officers to collect social media data on every civilian they stop or interview, including those who are not arrested or accused of a crime. This data is then provided to Palantir, per @BrennanCenter.
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/s…
The new documents also show that LAPD has been monitoring protest-related hashtags, which isn’t surprising. The eyebrow-raising detail is this:

“The list [of hashtags] did not include any hashtags for rightwing demonstrations and far-right movements…” Image
Not sure how you justify monitoring protest-related hashtags but not monitoring far-right hashtag activity, given that right-wing extremists were responsible for two thirds of the attacks and plots in the US in 2019 and over 90% in the first half of 2020.
csis.org/analysis/escal…
Read 10 tweets
7 Sep
👀 Federal police in Brazil have reportedly detained former Trump aide Jason Miller at the airport as he was about to board a private jet back to the U.S. He was detained for allegedly engaging in “undemocratic activities” while in the country.
metropoles.com/colunas/igor-g…
Jason Miller has released a statement confirming that he was detained and questioned for three hours at the airport in Brazil. He says they released him after questioning him.
It’s important to understand here that Jason Miller was detained under the order of the Supreme Court in Brazil, which is currently at war with Bolsonaro and his cronies over what looks an attempt by Bolsonaro & co. to stage a coup.
Read 15 tweets
5 Sep
Right-wing media, QAnon forums, and conspiracy theory sites are working in tandem to stoke outrage over the disputed story (published by Rolling Stone and others) about gunshot victims having to wait in overcrowded hospitals because of ivermectin overdoses. A real who's who... Image
Yes, these are the same people who are pushing the Big Lie, profiting from disinformation on their sites, and prolonging a pandemic by spreading anti-vaccine BS, but hypocrisy doesn’t matter to them. You have to actually believe in something to care about hypocrisy.
The far-right has embraced what I call “informational nihilism.” They believe in nothing & everything, often at the same time. Nothing has inherent value to them; certainly not truth. Information only exists in their world as a weapon, not a tool for knowledge or enlightenment.
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