“People are not aware there is a risk now because it seems ridiculous,” Lewis said. “No matter how often North Korea tests these missiles, no matter how many models we run showing that it can hit the United States, people assume it can’t. It’s very hard to convince Americans that it is a real threat. But at the same time, Kim Jong Un probably isn’t going to just wake up tomorrow and launch a missile. It’s a hard balance to strike: education without fear.” … [Read more...] about Can SF plan for surviving a North Korean nuclear strike?
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The sheer frequency of these threats and insults has long made them easy to dismiss. Trump himself has spoken with relative kindness about Kim, calling him a "pretty smart cookie" in an interview in April. Now that developments have made clear that North Korea's weapons program is developing and may soon, if not already, pose a threat to the United States, Trump appears to have changed his rhetoric. … [Read more...] about Analysis: Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ statement echoes North Korea’s own threats
“It could cost you money, it could lead to your business getting closed. We don’t want it to come to this point, obviously, we know everyone is struggling, but this is the public health and safety that we’re talking about, we are in a pandemic,” said Tan. … [Read more...] about Yolo County Struggling To Secure ICU Beds As Cases Climb
In May, the state health department appointed an independent, temporary manager at the facility to "assist with the safe operations of the facility and provide information directly to the department regarding the health of residents and the needs of patients and staff," according to a press release. The Pennsylvania National Guard was also on hand for a week to assist with patient care. A civil support team was added to the effort on May 11 to train and assist employees in sterilizing the facility. … [Read more...] about Wrongful death lawsuit filed against long-term care facility over staffer’s Covid-19 death
“Some of the toughest, most important work in California is done by these hand crews,” Newsom said at a news conference at McClellan Air Force Base, where he stood in front of the state’s new Firehawk helicopter that will be used to fight wildfires this year. “Because of quarantine, because of people that have been exposed or have been tested positive for COVID, we as a consequence are substantially down from where we’ve been in the past.” … [Read more...] about As coronavirus ravages inmate fire crews, state forced to hire more firefighters