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    No, You Don’t Need To Go To Church Right Now.

    I live in a suburb about 10 minutes from Detroit, one of the hotspots of the COVID-19 outbreak. Gretchen Whitmer, our governor, or “The Woman From Michigan” as Donald Trump has called her, has actually been handling the pandemic pretty well, with one minor exception. Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the stay at home order that…

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    Conservatives Think COVID-19 is Over-diagnosed (They’re Probably Wrong)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’m always interested to see the lengths science and reality deniers will go to maintain their delusions. For instance, apocalyptic cults that believe with all their hearts that the end times will come on a specific date and time.…

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  • Photo of Did the CDC Lie about the Effectiveness of Masks for COVID-19?

    Did the CDC Lie about the Effectiveness of Masks for COVID-19?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Hey friends, welcome to week 4 (ish?) of quarantine — for me, at least, because I live in a city that took COVID-19 seriously way back when it was just a baby epidemic. And before that, I was quarantining…

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    Proof That the End Times Are Nigh…

    .My darling husband Strange and I have been “social distancing” since Friday. That’s six days of total marital togetherness. We’re surviving pretty well. To be honest, I think every American should be given one free month of social distancing to be used in leap years going forward. Imagine how awesome this could be if everyone had been prepared for it?…

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    With Warren’s Concession, There’s Only One Path Forward…

    I am an Iowan and, as an Iowan, I had the privilege of participating in our nation’s first caucus. I caucused for Warren. I think she’s brilliant. She’s kind, she listens, she’s thoughtful, she’s truthful. she’s a genius. She’s not perfect, but I like that she’s clearly trying to do better. She is everything in the world that our current…

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    The Cure for Coronavirus? Medicare for All & Worker’s Rights

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Look, I would love to not make another video about coronavirus. Last month, I talked about the pseudoscience and racism surrounding the spread of the virus. To recap, here were my points: *it’s not a bioweapon *don’t be racist…

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  • Photo of COVID-19 May Be A Public Health Crisis…

    COVID-19 May Be A Public Health Crisis…

    Allow me to begin today’s post with a brief story that I think will put things into perspective. I am both an employee and patient of my university’s hospital. My primary appointment (ie, job) is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but I also have affiliate appointments (ie, jobs) in our children’s hospital and cancer center. I frequently…

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  • Photo of Quickies: School Choice = Segregation, Greyhound vs. ICE, and Constitutional Punishment for Voter Suppression

    Quickies: School Choice = Segregation, Greyhound vs. ICE, and Constitutional Punishment for Voter Suppression

    School Vouchers Are Just Code for ‘Segregation Forever’, the Daily Beast: “Their advocates claim that vouchers and “school choice” constitute a civil right, a social justice issue. In fact, the call for “school choice” today echoes the language of Southern segregationists who called for “freedom of choice” to evade school desegregation. And today’s advocates employ many of the same arguments…

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