"An ecosystem as intricate and evolved as ours," argues Sonia Friedman, "is beyond price. It cannot be rebuilt from scratch."
"Sunday worship and access to church buildings has been treated like a mere hobby or pastime rather than foundational to national and Christian life."
"This frightening boost of capital to the surveillance state comes on top of $631 million in Centers for Disease Control funding for contact tracing tucked into the recently-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Another $75 billion in proposed contact-tracing spending has been folded into in the House Democrats’ second stimulus bill, known as the HEROES Act."
“The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure,” the letter goes on. “In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.”
"A seroepidemiological meanwhile has revealed that 17% of the population of London, and around 5% of the general population has already contracted the virus."
"... if you work but can’t work from home, you should speak to your employer about going back in."
"Four hundred and fifty-six people have died as a result of complications caused by the disease, with 86% of fatalities over the age of 50."
"With coronavirus now clouding the picture, governments around the world have neither payed attention, nor devoted enough resources to prevent a possible IS surge."
"American slaughterhouses processed nearly a million fewer cattle, hogs and sheep in the past week than they did during the same time a year ago..."
"Some mines and metals will continue to perform well, while others may fall victim to the recession with mine closures, job losses and lost government revenues as a consequence."
"... for those with short memories there was a flood of it being spread on various web forums by what I believe was a army of paid disinformation agents."
"What could possibly go wrong with “free money,” right?"
"Countries like Sweden never ordered lockdowns and are experiencing no higher rates of infection and death than nations that did. It’s the same with the seven states that never ordered lockdowns – Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa."