Virginia's Governor - "We hope that soon we will see the blue line go down and not up"— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 1, 2020
The blue line is CUMULATIVE CASES -- IT WILL NEVER GO DOWN.
Does he think Viriginians are stupid??? pic.twitter.com/ARhgRhJGU5
Positivity rates for covid19 testing nationally are starting to decline as testing expands sharply and we move more testing away from hospitals and into community (where overall prevalence is generally lower) and as infection declines in some areas, especially hard hit New York. pic.twitter.com/I33MElYLuh— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) May 1, 2020
Finally, the minimum wage is now $25 an hour.
Unemployment is becoming a gigantic problem that is turning out to be much bigger than anyone anticipated. As Chart #1 shows, some 30 million people have been added to the ranks of the unemployed in the past six weeks, and virtually all of them from the ranks of the private sector. That means that about 25% of private sector employees have lost their jobs! The 30 million newly-minted jobless are not hopeless, at least yet. Thanks to the generosity of Congress (it's always easy to spend other people's money, isn't it?), the average weekly unemployment check now resides in the princely neighborhood of $1000 per week, or $25 per hour. Congress has effectively raised the minimum wage to $25/hr. by boosting weekly unemployment checks by $600/wk through the end of July.Surrealism Summary: Words on paper and agreements made in staff meetings in Sacramento and DC aren't necessarily reality. If the people decide to ignore them, they're just words.