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Opinion | Amid Coronavirus, America Needs a More Just Society – The New York Times

The political scientist Francis Fukuyama has observed that the nations best weathering the coronavirus pandemic are those like Singapore and Germany, where there is broad trust in government — and where the state merits that confidence. – The New York Times Editorial Board

A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low – The New York Times

Beyond mass testing and the preparedness of the health care system, many also see Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership as one reason the fatality rate has been kept low.

Ms. Merkel, a trained scientist, has communicated clearly, calmly and regularly throughout the crisis, as she imposed ever-stricter social distancing measures on the country. The restrictions, which have been crucial to slowing the spread of the pandemic, met with little political opposition and are broadly followed.

The chancellor’s approval ratings have soared.

“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”

Christopher F. Schuetze contributed reporting.

Root Out Corruption (Warren for President Campaign Ad) – YouTube

The 2020 health care plans: Medicare-for-all versus Obamacare repeal – Vox

Participants hold signs while protesting the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Manhattan, New York, October 2017.Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesParticipants hold signs while protesting the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Manhattan, New York, October 2017.Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Republicans want to roll back Obamacare as Democrats debate Medicare-for-all.

Source: The 2020 health care plans: Medicare-for-all versus Obamacare repeal – Vox

It’s Still Not Safe to Eat Fish From the Farmington River | CT News Junkie

by CHRISTINE STUART / CTNEWSJUNKIE August 8, 2019

Attorney General William Tong with Windsor Mayor Don Trinks, Reps. Tami Zawistowski and Jane Garibay, and Anne Hulick.

The risk from per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, has become urgent since the accidental spill of firefighting foam from a business operating a hanger at Bradley International Airport in early June. Tens of thousands of gallons of the foam entered the Farmington River in Windsor through sewer systems, prompting warnings from state agencies about using the water.

Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they are still waiting on the results of several tests.

Source: It’s Still Not Safe to Eat Fish From the Farmington River | CT News Junkie

The problem bitcoin solves | The Spectator

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, who has overseen the collapse of the country’s currency

Source: The problem bitcoin solves | The Spectator

*: fifidunks: Epigraph to ‘An Army of Lovers’ by…

 

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New Fukushima Report: “Devil’s Chain Reaction” Could Wipe Out Tokyo | capitoilette

Then and Now, a documentary on the dead and the living of Ishinomaki, by Paul Johannessen

As one inhabitant stated, before The Great Tokyo Earthquake, the people of Ishinomaki used to rely on the government; now they begin to shape their own lives. Many thanks to artist and poet, Kris Kondo, for sharing this video. ~ DF