Saturday, August 6, 2022

Report: Senate Dems skipping COVID testing to push spending bill vote; I had COVID-19 last week. I didn’t stop working, and other C-Virus related stories

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Senate Dems skipping COVID testing to push spending bill vote: report That’s sick!
Senate Democrats are embracing a “Don’t Test, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend as they try to ram a $739 billion spending bill through the 50-50 chamber — knowing that even one COVID-19 positive could blow up their plans.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has set a Saturday test vote for the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which needs all 50 Democrats on board so Vice President Kamala Harris can cast a tiebreaking vote in its favor.
“They’re not going to delay it if a member has gotten COVID,” a senior Senate aide told Puck News. “Counterparts are saying they’re not going to test anymore. It’s not an official mandate but we all know we’re not letting COVID get in the way. The deal is happening. Less testing, just wear masks and get it done.”
Another source told the outlet that even if a senator did catch the virus, “you can bring your ventilator and still vote.”
Unlike the House, the Senate does not allow proxy voting, meaning members who cannot make it to the floor due to illness are out of luck. --->READ MORE HERE
Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
I had COVID-19 last week. I didn’t stop working:
For too many, catching the coronavirus is an extended vacation
One of the greatest scams ever inflicted on the workplace in recent memory is COVID-19 hysteria. Test positive and … boom! You’ve just received a get-out-of-work-for-free card.
That’s what’s been going on recently. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, from June 29 through July 11, about 3.9 million Americans called out from work who were either sick with COVID or were taking care of someone who had it. That’s 2.1 million more people than the same period last year.
Got COVID? Does your great aunt on your cousin’s wife’s side have it? Yay! No work for you! Well, as long as you’re an employee, that is. As for me, I run a small business. Last week I tested positive for COVID-19. So did I call out sick in order to catch up on “Ozark”? No, I did a crazy thing: I worked.
Lucky for me I don’t have an office. My 10-person company is completely virtual. Like any other small business owner in the country, unless I’m flat on my back, I’m going to keep working. My symptoms, like almost everyone’s symptoms, were mild. I never reported my positive test results. I didn’t go to the hospital. Yes, I realize a million people died of COVID-19 in the U.S. That’s bad. But, like the Spanish flu, that’s not a reality anymore. I didn’t die (sorry, haters).
In fact, virtually no one who has COVID nowadays does either. Just look at the numbers. Cases are up, and even those numbers are grossly understated due to the number of at-home tests that never get reported. Yet, deaths nationally are in the hundreds, just like any virus. More people were shot in my hometown of Philly this year than died of COVID. --->READ MORE HERE
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