The Monkeys are Relieved

NIH says there’s good news in monkey trials of coronavirus vaccine.

Monkeys worldwide danced.

SFB says he’s been taking hydrochloroquine for two weeks. 54% of Voters say “Double the dose – what do you have to lose?”


87 thoughts on “The Monkeys are Relieved”

  1. “I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, what is morbidly obese, they say,” Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”
    “So, I think that it’s not a good idea.”

    above quote from the hill article that also noted this in regard to the monkey -in-chief’s enablers:

    The White House later Monday released a memo from the president’s physician saying the two discussed the use of hydroxychloroquine and determined “the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.”
    “In consultation with our inter-agency partners and subject matter experts around the country, I continue to monitor the myriad studies investigating potential COVID-19 therapies, and I anticipate employing the same shared medical decision making based on the evidence at hand in the future,” presidential physician Sean Conley wrote.
    According to the results of his medical exam released last year, Trump, 73, qualifies as obese with a listed height of 6 feet, 3 inches and a weight of 243 pounds.

  2. depending on their motives, the hydrox cookie prescription is the real thing or a very low dosage or  a sugar pill. 

    most likely it’s just another lie and a figment of his imagination in order to distract media.
    just because they gave him a bottle of pills doesn’t mean he takes them unless each pill is taken in their sight. who knows if he splits the pill or flushes it down the golden throne.

  3. KGC – you asked about being non-detectable yet being a carrier of the coronavirus.  I can speak to the Hepatitis C virus because I had/have it.  In July 1995, after six months of treatment I was non-detectable for the HCV.  Two months later I was detectable again and four months later I was as sick as before with as high a level of virus measured.  After another eighteen months of treatment, this is no longer done to humans, I was non-detectable again.  Over the decades since I am almost always non-detectable, but have had a few tests which are positive.  
    The question is whether the novel corornavirus of COVID-19 can be knocked down, yet hide in some cells somewhere in the body and return to attack once again.  It may be a little early to know.  What is known is some people go non-detectable and then present COVID-19 again.  Were they reinfected by an outside source or was the virus still in their bodies hiding?  That will take more time and work to resolve.

  4. Note:  Nowhere in the physician’s statement does it say that the medication was actually prescribed.  chalk it up to another of Trump’s “ooh look at the squirrel over there” lies.  

  5. Dr. Conley, isn’t there anything in that oath – what’s it called? Hypocritical Oath? – that says something like first do no harm?  That’s so easy to forget. 
    Listening to the docs on tv it seems the vaccine horizon for even the monkey vaccine is around 2 years. Time seems to be stretching out before us. 

  6. the hill:

    Fox News Channel’s senior managing editor for health news, Dr. Manny Alvarez, said late Monday that President Trump is acting “highly irresponsible” for taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against contracting coronavirus, adding that he would like “to hear from the White House physician” on the matter.
    “I found it to be highly irresponsible for the president to have come out and make that statement,” Alvarez told “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier. “And I would like to hear from the White House physician, to come out tomorrow and explain to me what has changed in a week and a half or two weeks for the president to take this medication when all the data that has been coming out, you know, very repetitively has shown that there’s really not a major benefit in most hospitals, including mine.”
    Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto also slammed the president for taking the drug.
    “The fact of the matter is though, when the president said ‘What have you got to lose?’, in a number of studies, those certain vulnerable population has one thing to lose: their lives,” Cavuto said on “Your World.”
    “If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus, or in a worse-case scenario you are dealing with the virus and you are in this vulnerable population, it will kill you,” he added.

  7. renee, that ad is almost as scary as LBJ’s little girl atomic bomb ad.  

    I wonder though if some will accuse them of fomenting violence against IMpotus with their warning that his behavior and more and more deaths will continue “until you do something about it.”

  8. ahhhh….  patd….  I see what you’re saying.
    They should have ended the ad with a “vote Nov. 3rd” caption.

  9. Pat, Renee
    Given they are Republicans I doubt if they care, controversy just gets more clicks on the ad. It is Democrats that are squeamish.

  10. Best quote today on twitter:

    Trump is moving into the Late Elvis stage of presidency. Everyone around him trying to make as much money as they can fast and doctor giving him whatever he orders up.

    It’s the truth.
    Biden beating Trump in AZ. 

  11. Another one bites the dust Pier One is shutting down operations.  Life in the 60’s and 70’s was great for all sorts of low income types (like me).  Pier One was a place to buy inexpensive and somewhat quirky clothes, furniture, candles and  fish.  Wicker was big, so was macrame. 

  12. jack. yeah. pier 1 was always a fun place just to look around.   still use one of their big papa san cushions as an under mattress for billie bob (the princess dog)’s favorite chaise lounge (overly large dog cushion). 

  13. J.C. Penney……DOA
    They used to have this machine in the shoe department where the kid (me) would get the new shoes on and stick his feet into this foot cave where they would be X-Rayed and you could look into this view-master on top and see your bones.
    It was probably harmless.

  14. Blowing smoke in our faces, x-raying our feets, rituals of the spanking, no seat belts—no wonder boomers are crazy.

    —the sound of a grown-up’s belt being swiftly withdrawn from his pants like a samurai whipping out that sword.

  15. …kinda bummed ‘cause i get my underwear from Penney’s.  There, i shared deeply-personal info with you, all.
    Therefore, impeach the President, again, for good, this time.  (25th Amendment us fine, too).

    ^(see wut i did there😎)

  16. BB
    Thanks for the explanation 
    I would like to see a list of the doctors taking hydroxywhatever as the lardbutt claims

  17. …diggin’ your auto-suggests, Jack.  When in doubt, i cue (queue?) up “Soul Sacrifice”.

  18. Typhoid is bacterial, but it says the bacteria can hang out in your gallbladder and show up in poop for a year.  Yeee-gawdz. 
    A Fox Noiser is still complaining about not opening up everything.  Says they should’ve just quarantined the sick and their families.   How do you know to quarantine the asymptotic???  What about everyone else they’ve unknowingly infected?   This person is so sick as to be disabled, but still thinks it’s kind of a hoax.   Idiot! Racist, Trump-lovin’ , Fox-watching idiot!

  19. Jack….  I’m not squeamish at all.  My mind rarely goes to the most dark and negative.  But I can certainly see how others might…  I see some of it here on this blog.
    I too liked Pier One….  own several director style chairs that I used to sit a spell in my craft booth.

  20. It’s becoming obvious trumpco and its Republican allies are planning a fascist takeover of government, this November:
    -Agitating the rabble
    -encouraging violence against political opponents
    -culturing chaos
    -deploying an army of polling-place intimidators
    -intentionally eroding public-faith in government

  21. At the start of days of the lardbutt I think he spent a lot of time threatening martial law for various reasons in various places.  I don’t think he has given up that aspiration.

  22. …they’re only a few steps away from “murdering all the intellectuals
    as long as it’s the lawyers and consultants….   I’m good with that…

  23. They’re counting on that, RR.
    Hey, instead of “Brown Shirts”, trump’s thugs will be the “Sweat-Stained T-Shirts”, as such is the uniform of the Trumpistani.

  24. Hey jack….you know any about how Branson, Mo fared during Bush’s recession?

  25. I guess the modern nozzies will be blasting Bro-country music all over the place.


  26. hydrochloroquine  = If he’s telling the truth.
    hydrochloroquine  = Another Distraction


    The Monkey’s Disgrace

    Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree,
    Discussing things as they are said to be
    Said one to the others, “Now listen, you two,
    There’s a certain rumor that can’t be true,
    That man descended from our noble race,
    The very idea is a great disgrace!

    “No monkey has ever deserted his wife,
    Starved her babies, and ruined her life.
    And you’ve never known a mother monk,
    To leave her babies with others to bunk,
    Or pass them on from one to the other ,
    Till they scarcely know who is their mother.

    “And another thing you’ll never see,
    A monk build a fence ’round a coconut tree,
    And let the coconuts go to waste,
    Forbidding all other monks to taste.
    Why, if I put a fence around this tree,
    Starvation would force you to steal from me.

    “Here’s another thing a monkey won’t do –
    Go out at night and get in a stew,
    Or use a gun or club or knife
    To take some other monkey’s life.
    Yes, man descended, the ornery cuss,
    But brother, he didn’t descend from us!”


  28. Soul Sacrifice is a wonderful choice. One of the top 3 songs from Woodstock IMHO. 

  29. KGC: “he spent a lot of time threatening martial law for various reasons in various places.  ”
    RR:  “…they’re only a few steps away from “murdering all the intellectuals”  
    And it seems that no one’s going to do anything about it.  “1984” was meant to be fiction!
    I LOVE the Lincoln Project ad!  Glad I made my FIRST political donation to them!

  30. Shakespeare wrote “kill all the lawyers”

    Donnie fires them first –  most of those former administration folk are attorneys:  transition chief Christie, AGs  sessions and whitaker, FBI Comey and McCabe, WH Yates and a few others, several agency heads…..   there’s a pattern there.   

  31. watch him take credit for this

    As covid-19 infections surged in March and April, nations worldwide experienced an abrupt reduction in driving, flying and industrial output, leading to a startling decline of more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That includes a peak decline in daily emissions of 17 percent in early April, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. For some nations, the drop was much steeper.
    Tuesday’s study projects that total emissions for 2020 will probably fall between 4 and 7 percent compared to last year — an unheard-of drop in normal times, but considerably less dramatic than the decline during the first few months of the year when economies screeched to a halt. The final 2020 figure will depend on how rapidly, or cautiously, people around the world resume ordinary life.
    The unprecedented situation produced by the coronavirus has offered a glimpse into the massive scale required to cut global emissions, year after year, to meet the most ambitious goals set by world leaders when they forged the 2015 Paris climate accord. Last fall, a U.N. report estimated that global greenhouse gas emissions must begin falling by 7.6 percent each year beginning in 2020 to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

  32. This one is personal for me. I worked in the John Glenn 1984 presidential campaign and got to know Annie organizing many events for her. Such a shining star, a genuine super nova.

    Annie Glenn, wife of the late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn who overcame a childhood stutter to become an advocate for others with speech disorders, died Tuesday of complications from coronavirus. She was 100.

  33. They brought a black and white tv into our classroom so we could watch her husband go up in space…..glad she was a nice person.

  34. That whole space race was some really weird stuff if you look at it in a GULLIVER’S TRAVELS frame of mind….

  35. Craig…  so sorry.  At least she is now resting in peace with John.

  36. How goddamn cruel – live 100 years then die from a virus the asshat in chief fucked around with for 2 months before deciding to act like he was doing something to prevent it from killing old folks. I’m sure he has some shitty tweet ready to piss on John and Annie.

    Oh, and for some reason this afternoon I’ve been paying a lot of attention to noises behind me.

  37. It’s been personal for me since having to sell my banjo during the 5 years of hot dogs courtesy of Bush 2.

  38. Funny story. John didn’t want to see Right Stuff movie, which came out during the campaign, but she did, so we arranged to secretly take her to back row at a theater in Birmingham. Afterwards her only comment was “John doesn’t need to see that.” 

  39. “Listen Listen, you ready for this? We’ll call em JOB CREATORS!”   

  40. A sweet memory. I was so determined to get Annie Glenn out on her own for a bus tour and she was fabulous. Trouble was John could not withstand even a day without her, and I had kept her overnight. He was so miserable without her that his events were awful. Mike McCurry, press secy and pseudo campaign manager, told me we can’t ever do that again. Their daughter told me she thought that was the only night they spent apart except when he was orbiting the Earth. 

  41. Renee, Order me a drink if you get there first.  Nobody seems to know me – they just pass me by.

  42. An employee whom I have never seen in a mask brought her 2 kids + an extra kid belonging to? into the office today.  None of them wore masks, and, at least her kids have been in “essential worker daycare” for two weeks interacting with who knows how many others.   Not sure where the other kid has been.  Kids are known spreaders.   

  43. Having seen the Barons play at Rickwood Field, you’d prolly be interested in their new digs at Region’s Field in Southside.  Really pretty nice (a bit too nice for my tastes) for a minor league park – and so convenient to Dreamland Barbecue and not so far from Bogue’s Restaurant and for the high rollers, Highlands up at 5 points south (where the Merita bread sign is (or was).

  44. Them sports people been eatin’ pretty high on the hog for a goodly number of years…… they might have to actually work for their money. 

  45. Unless the socialist government decides to bail them out.
    Pay your mortgage/rent, pay the electric, pay the water, pay the phone/internet, pay the garbagers, pay the insurance, get some grub, fill up the tank……hey! You got enough left to go to the BALL GAME! 

    Mark Cuban won’t let anyone work out in his facilities until he can g’tee their safety against Covid.    Also, he thinks we need a jobs program and more stimulus money…but, use it or lose it. No socking it away for a rainy day, because it’s pouring.  I can think of a lot of things I’d buy if I had to use it.  New eyeglasses, for starters.    I just hope he’s not arrogant enough to run for the WH, though.    I hope he just uses his money and his soap box to go after Donny.  Cuban is actually rich, which really puts a burr under Trump’s mental saddle.   

  47. Sad news about Annie Glenn.  She was important woman in her own right working tirelessly for those with speech defects.


  48. craig, to your knowledge did Annie Glenn ever get together with joe biden on the both of them growing up as stutterers and in turn working to help others ?  

  49. Anna Glenn moved here when she was 99 years old. It was probably an enormous adventure, going off to a scary new place. I’m sorry that she didn’t get much time to know us. 

  50. The governor of Mississippi was participating in  virtual Graduation for some HS seniors, reading off the graduates names. Some ornery little shit slipped in the name “Harry Azcrac” He is no doubt( and I’m sure its a he) an instant legend.  LOL, Damn little shits anyway, it is why teachers are way underpaid, no matter what they make.

  51. Sturge
    As to Branson
    I’ve got family up in Ozark(about 40 mile north) but that was 10 years ago so I don’t remember much and while my Brother in law struggled at that time, it was as much from his meth habit as the economy.
    So I don’t know as I can help you. I don’t think that world fell very far but then again they didn’t have very far to fall. It is purty low wage down there.

  52. Mrs.Glenn was another victim of the nursing home corona virus cluster fuck— A sad story

  53. KGC
    Yes, and it is not like they didn’t have any warning, All across the nation.
    It is kind of a dirty secret, our world is a covid hot spot and they talk about it being 60  Black but another council district with the same % black had  the fewest cases. But we’ve got all the old people high rises and subsidized houses where people on disability live and so far nobody is talking about that. Over on the Kansas side in Johnson county(the rich suburbs) They kept the fact that they had a nursing home problem a secret until a local paper published names.
    A lot of people are going to have things to answer for and it not just the Republicans.

  54. Yes, Ms Cracker. When you’re ‘under’ care, you’re in custody, a sitting duck for any visiting virus.

  55. Xrep
    Back when I was young I heard old people say not to take them to the hospital it was just a place where folks died. I’ll admit at the time I didn’t understand and  thought their attitude was strange. Now not so much.  But if I get to be 100 as Mrs Glenn what ever way I go out won’t matter much.. I just hope for a good life and know the last few months weeks or day being a pain in the ass that seems to be unavoidable.

  56. fixed me a bit of Salmon, some veggies and a local white wine.  The wine was good, I drank the whole damn bottle. JUst as I poured the last glass my neighbor called, a Young Hispanic man and wanted to know if I wanted some fried fish and the fixings. Never one to turn down free food, I had me a second supper and finished the wine.
    Now I’m sleepy

  57. Back years ago my sisters played HS basketball on their team they had a player that scrambled and rolled and dug for the ball, mot of the times she was on the floor and everybody thought she was a real go getter. They seemed to miss the fact that all of her hustling was to makeup for mistakes she made. 
    I think of her when I watch Cuomo do his TV stunts. 
    Most of the US’s  covid problems are from mismanagement by NY politicians
    Compared to California’s governor who’s quiet leadership got the job done but didn’t make the cable news.

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