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Americans, What More Can We Expect?

November 25, 2020 by  
Filed under Health, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

( As I write today, our nation has reached significant milestones, which in their differences are connected. We’ve experienced the loss of a QUARTER OF A MILLION Americans to COVID-19. We’ve moved toward a total infection rate of 12 million. This upswing in the disease has overburdened and threatens to break our healthcare system. Under the weight of COVID, many hospitals are unable to provide for “routine” care, including accidents and emergencies. These facts often leave the level of stress upon our nation’s healthcare providers ignored and under-reported. Consolation for those facts rests in the report that Pfizer and Moderna pharmaceuticals are ready to request emergency use for vaccines with 95% claimed effectiveness in laboratory tests. That good news poses the challenge of developing a viable plan for production, distribution, and the administration of the vaccine to over 330 million people. Forthcoming vaccines cannot ease the pain of loss, but there is some emotional relief for potential protection against this deadly menace.

Concurrent with the clinical impact of COVID, the nation teeters on the edge of disease-related economic devastation. The disease has created major impacts on workers and essential businesses in almost every sector of our economy. Reduced demand for travel services (air, rail, hotel, etc.) have sidelined equipment and personnel in a limbo of undetermined duration and depth. Our restaurant industry has been among the hardest hit by closures ordered for the cause of reasonable health practices. Economic uncertainties created by the disease generally reduce demand for all goods and services and the personnel required to support production, sales, and delivery. Excluding the Americanswealthy or those with specialized technologically essential skills, COVID has had an unquestionably negative economic impact on millions of citizens.

I’m struck by the insufficient emphasis placed on COVID’s impact on education. While school infection rates and clinical safety protocols are debated, funds to refit schools and protect teachers are on-pause. As a result, many school districts are faced with the question of whether to start, close or re-start in-person teaching. For most, these stop-again, start-again options construct a learning foundation which can only be described as uncertain.

Overreaching all these facts is the outcome of a national election, contested only in the mind of “THE LOSER” and the actions of those who give him their nominal support. And this brings me to my starting point for the week. I hold certain that at Noon on January 20, 2021, we will celebrate a new President and Administration. I’m also certain that a significant portion of the 74 million voters for “THE LOSER” will deliver non-stop resistance to President Biden.

Observations of the Obama Administration inform me that Mitch McConnell, orchestrator of opposition, will remain as an obstructionist against President Biden. With political philosophies complimentary to the dictator he serves, McConnell has

Loaded Federal Courts with (many unqualified) Conservative appointees

Stolen two SCOTUS nominations

Withheld Senate action for 6+ months on a Stimulus (Economic Relief)

Package submitted by the House of Representatives

Emphasized policies beneficial to the wealthy and demonstrated little or no concern for the welfare of the ordinary citizen

Removal of McConnell as Senate Majority Leader is the only viable change required for the accomplishment of progressive aims of the new administration.


  1. Support Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s Georgia Senate run-off elections
  2. Donate to their campaigns
  3. Encourage every eligible Georgian to register and vote
  4. If a Georgia resident, VOTE!!!

Remember, voter registration deadline for the January run-off is December 7th. Voting in this run-off is more important than you think. It transcends where we live. Our opponents know this, and WE MUST SHOW THAT WE KNOW THIS, TOO!

Columnist; Dr. E. Faye Williams

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