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Daily Bread for 9.9.21: ICU Bed Supply in Wisconsin

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 75. Sunrise is 6:29 AM and sunset 7:14 PM, for 12h 44m 40s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 7.6% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission meets at 6 PM.   On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress officially names its…

Daily Bread for 9.8.21: Afghan Refugees More Sensible than Many Native-Born Americans

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 75. Sunrise is 6:28 AM and sunset 7:15 PM, for 12h 47m 32s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1966, the landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired…

Daily Bread for 9.7.21: Formation, General

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will see morning thundershowers with a high of 78. Sunrise is 6:27 AM and sunset 7:17 PM, for 12h 50m 22s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.3% of its visible disk illuminated. The Whitewater  Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.  On this day in 1776, according to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee…

Daily Bread for 8.28.21: Vaccine Testing Falsely Equated with Thalidomide Development

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 94. Sunrise is 6:16 AM and sunset 7:34 PM, for 13h 18m 24s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 66.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1845, the first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.  Beatrice Dupuy reports…

Daily Bread for 8.24.21: Ron Johnson’s Push for Ivermectin

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will see afternoon thundershowers with a high of 91. Sunrise is 6:12 AM and sunset 7:41 PM, for 13h 29m 20s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 95.5% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.   On this day in 1909, workers start pouring concrete…

Daily Bread for 8.21.21: Hundreds of Wisconsin Police Officers Back on the Job after Being Fired or Forced Out

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and a high of 81. Sunrise is 6:08 AM and sunset 7:46 PM, for 13h 37m 26s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 98.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1911, the Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo…

Friday Catblogging: Cats’ Genomes

In One More Thing We Have in Common With Cats, Katherine Wu writes about the similarities between feline and human genomes: Cats, it turns out, harbor genomes that look and behave remarkably like ours. “Other than primates, the cat-human comparison is one of the closest you can get,” with respect to genome organization, Leslie Lyons, an…

Trump’s Condition: Unfit by Many Standards

It’s enough, as an indictment of Trump, to see and then reject his role on purely political grounds: a bigoted autocrat of limited knowledge & reasoning ability with a love of foreign dictators and contempt for American liberal democracy.  One doesn’t need a training in medicine to reject Trump. There are, however, compelling critiques of…

More Deaths, No Benefit from Anti-Malaria Drug That Trump Pushed

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the…

Dr. Rishi Desai Delivers the Truth to Fox News Viewers

The best part of this is the awkward silence from the @foxnews host after Dr. Desai speaks the truth. pic.twitter.com/TqtEumFuLy — Steve Hall (@being_steve) April 2, 2020 Ed Mazza reports that A doctor’s no-holds-barred analysis of coronavirus testing shortcomings is going viral – not just because of his blunt talk but because of where he made…

USNS Comfort Arrives In New York Harbor

Via Reuters: The USNS Comfort, a 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship, arrives in New York Harbor and docks on Manhattan’s west side after departing Norfolk, Virginia. The Comfort will treat non-coronavirus patients, including those who require surgery and critical care, the Navy said. Hospitals in New York City have been overrun with patients suffering from…