Open thread Jan. 11, 2022 Dan Crawford | January 11, 2022 6:31 am Comments (14) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation
NY Times – Jan 11
(It appears this still needs full support of all Senate Dems however.)
(Maybe SD GOP Senator Mike Rounds – re-elected in 2020 – will be a cross-over vote for the ‘filibuster carve-out’, and Mitt Romney also, who supports Rounds.)
GOP Senator Undermines Trump’s Fraud Claims: ‘The Election Was Fair’
Mitt Romney defended GOP senator whom Donald Trump called a ‘jerk’
January 11, 2022
Chinese mainland reports 192 new COVID-19 cases
The Chinese mainland recorded 192 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 110 linked to local transmissions and 82 from overseas, data from the National Health Commission showed on Tuesday.
A total of 50 new asymptomatic cases were also recorded, and 721 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation.
Confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland now total 103,968, with the death toll remaining unchanged at 4,636 since January last year.
Chinese mainland new locally transmitted cases
Chinese mainland new imported cases
Chinese mainland new asymptomatic cases
I don’t believe a single thing coming out of China.
Was that in reference to manufactured goods from China or manufactured bads from China?
January 11, 2022
Over 2.9 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland
BEIJING — More than 2.9 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission showed Tuesday.
[ Chinese coronavirus vaccine yearly production capacity is more than 7 billion doses. Along with over 2.9 billion doses of Chinese vaccines administered domestically, more than 2 billion doses have already been distributed to more than 120 countries internationally. Nineteen countries are now producing Chinese vaccines from delivered raw materials. ]
January 10, 2022
Cases ( 62,661,272)
Deaths ( 861,336)
Deaths per million ( 2,579)
Cases ( 103,776)
Deaths ( 4,636)
Deaths per million ( 3)
Trump abruptly ends NPR interview after he is pressed on baseless election fraud claims
Washington Post (via Boston Globe) – Jan 12
Thanks for posting this story. Not surprised by trump’s hit and run.
A penny for the old guy…
Libor, Long the Most Important Number in Finance, Dies at 52
NY Times – Jan 12
(There is no particular need to over-complicate this. The problem is the Filibuster which is really quite undemocratic, and should be eliminated entirely. For every Dem who refuses to do anything about this, some noble GOP senator should step in, as John McCain might have.)
As Mitch McConnell said yesterday, he has 52 senators who are not going to go along with ditching the Filibuster.
It seems like he actually is Senate Majority Leader.
I am in AZ now. I have yet to pen a letter to Ms. Sinema. I do not believe the Senator will like the tone of it; but then, I do not give a damn. She works against her constituents in a cruel manner. Why run as a Dem if you are opposed to its beliefs? She should have been an independent or a Repub. Unless she was like Marjorie, I doubt she would last long. Her stance is stupid and lacks foundation.