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General News    H3'ed 9/8/20

The real scandal isn't what Trump said about veterans. It's what he did to them; by Judd Legum

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After  3 years, Trump's actions related to veterans and more important than his words. While the political media obsesses about what Trump privately said about veterans two years ago, the story of what Trump and his administration are doing to veterans during a pandemic is largely ignored. This year, Trump and his administration have used veterans as 'guinea pigs' to test an unproven and potentially dangerous drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a treatment for coronavirus, even after multiple studies showed it was not only ineffective but hazardous, and the FDA revoked emergency authorization. The official VA data shows that 3,044 patients and staff have died of COVID-19. But that undercounts the number of veterans who have died because it only includes 'patients who have been tested or treated at VA facilities.'


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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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