IMPORTANT THREAD ON MASKING–CDC NOT CLEAR

Yellen on Good Taxes

Yellen: “Asking ‘will these tax increases hurt the economy?’ is not the right question…The right question is: ‘Is trading higher taxes on high-income taxpayers for middle-class tax cuts and major economic investments pro-growth?”

Brian Deese on Twitter: “Yellen: “Asking ‘will these tax increases hurt the economy?’ is not the right question…The right question is: ‘Is trading higher taxes on high-income taxpayers for middle-class tax cuts and major economic investments pro-growth?” The answer: a resounding yes” / Twitter

Elementary Engines of Progress in the USA

This following made America a great country and created progress. A history of measures.

  • Outlaw slavery
  • End child labor
  • Limit the workday
  • Keep drugs safe
  • Protect collective bargaining
  • Create public schools
  • Battle the Great Depression
  • Electrify rural America
  • Construct roads connecting the country
  • Great Society reduce poverty
  • Extend political and civil rights to women and African Americans, other minorities
  • Give health, security and dignity in old age

Source: Winners Take All, Anand Giridharadas, 2018

% Vaccination by Latinos –The Lowest

SOURCE: USAFACTS.ORG

U.K. Variant Spreading Rapidly through United States

The coronavirus variant that shut down much of the United Kingdom is spreading rapidly across the United States, outcompeting other mutant strains and doubling its prevalence among confirmed infections every week and a half, according to new research made public Sunday.

U.K. coronavirus variant spreading rapidly through United States, study finds – The Washington Post

National COVID Vaccine Administration: Feb. 2

As of 6 a.m. EST Feb. 1, a total of 49,936,450 vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S., and 32,222,402 have been administered, or 64.53 percent. That means about 9.82 percent of the U.S. population has received a vaccine. Additionally, 26,023,153 people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 5,927,847 have received the full two doses.

States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered: Feb. 2

FL Has Highly Transmissible COVID-10

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday evening reported 434 cases nationwide of the more transmissible COVID-19 strain that is potentially more lethal — up from 315 earlier this week. Florida’s cases have jumped to 125 — more than any state in the nation. The variant called B.1.1.7, which emerged from the United Kingdom, has  continued to spread in the United States, with at least 1 case in each of the 30 states, according to the CDC. The biggest jump in cases are in Florida, California and New York.

FL now has 125 cases of the more transmissible COVID strain, more than any other state | Florida Phoenix