No, we’d mourn for the victims of a heart attack or stroke, or victims of car accidents who couldn’t get appropriate medical care in a timely manner because a self-satisfied insufferable prick couldn’t be bothered to care about others around him during a global pandemic.
SB 992 Creates provisions relating to attorney’s fees for certain civil actions brought against political subdivisions
Last Action:12/22/2021 – Prefiled
Effective Date:August 28, 2022
Current Bill Summary
SB 992 – In a civil action brought by the Attorney General against a political subdivision, including school districts, the court shall award attorney’s fees, court costs, and all other expenses incurred by the political subdivision or school district in defense of any such action brought if the action is terminated in favor of the political subdivision or school district.
Additionally, any award of attorney’s fees or other expenses incurred by the political subdivision or school district shall be paid by funds appropriated to the Attorney General by the General Assembly on an annual basis for the expenses relating to the operation, personal costs, and equipment of the Attorney General’s office, and shall not be paid from any other designated, statutory, or administrative fund.
Eric the Litigious will have a sad if this comes to pass.
C131072 10/25/2021 Onder For Missouri Doug Mueller 11 Big Country Circle OFallon MO 63368 Mueller Prost Accountant 10/23/2021 $5,001.00
C131072 10/25/2021 Onder For Missouri John OBrien 420 Charlemagne Lake Saint Louis MO 63367 Retired 10/23/2021 $10,000.00
C131072 10/25/2021 Onder For Missouri Matthew Conoyer 74 Castle Bluff St Charles MO 63304 Midwest ENT Physician 10/23/2021 $5,001.00
Dr. Bob Onder @BobOnderMO
This Indian slum contained COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine plus vitamin D& zinc. Very encouraging. Comes on heels of @HenryFordNews study on HCQ plus Zpack. #moleg
[….] 6:29 AM · Jul 23, 2020
[….] Larger, well-designed studies were needed to determine if hydroxychloroquine was a safe and effective treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection. In April, NIH launched a clinical trial at 34 hospitals nationwide to test the medication. The study was funded by NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
By June, the study was stopped because interim results showed the drug neither caused harm nor improved patient outcomes. The trial had enrolled 479 of the expected 510 patients. Earlier in the month, the FDA had revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. It cited a lack of benefit as well as risks, such as serious heart rhythm problems. [….]
The scientists also found no differences in any of 12 additional outcomes, which included mortality 28 days after assignment to a treatment group or time to recovery. Based on the data, they concluded that hydroxychloroquine was not an effective treatment. [….]
Studies in the United Kingdom and Brazil had similar results. [….]
Dr. Bob Onder @BobOnderMO
In fact, they averaged 2.6 “comorbitities.” Although every death is a tragedy, many, many people died WITH #COVID19 , not OF #COVID19. The survival rate overall is 99.8% (CDC data) heavily weighted toward older, sicker individuals.
[….] 2:08 PM · Aug 30, 2020
From the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States to date:
TOTAL CASES 45,316,210
+77,933 New Cases
CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS 491,071
TOTAL DEATHS 733,834
+1,834 New Deaths
CDC | Data as of: October 24, 2021 5:23 PM ET. Posted: October 24, 2021 5:53 PM ET
Case fatality ratio (CFR) is the proportion of individuals diagnosed with a disease who die from that disease and is therefore a measure of severity among detected cases:
Reliable CFRs that can be used to assess the deadliness of an outbreak and evaluate any implemented public health measures are generally obtained at the end of an outbreak, after all cases have been resolved (affected individuals either died or recovered).
Calculating CFR during an ongoing epidemic
CFR calculated using the above formula during ongoing epidemics provides a conditional, estimate of CFR and is influenced by lags in report dates for cases and deaths . This leads to a wide variation in CFR estimates over the course of an epidemic, which tends toward a stable, final estimate of CFR as active cases are resolved.
One simple solution to mitigating the bias due to delays to case resolution during an ongoing outbreak is to restrict the analysis to resolved cases [….]
In the United States – to date:
Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) [%] = (733,834 [total deaths]/45,316,210 [total cases} x 100
CFR = 1.62%
Dr. Bob Onder @BobOnderMO
In #HB271 we also banned #COVIDPassports! No Missourian should be subject to restrictions on their movement or personal liberties for declining to participate in an intrusive COVID passport scheme. #moleg @Koenig4MO @jmmurphy8 @BenBrownTweets #Freedom
[….] 8:13 PM · May 12, 2021
Sure, that sounds like a really good idea in a pandemic – just stick our heads in the sand and hope it all goes away.
The National Park Service and United States Secret Service began construction on a new White House fence in July 2019. Construction around the 18-acre White House complex will be completed in eight phases using over 3,500 feet of steel fencing. [….]
What will the new White House fence look like?
The current 6 feet 6 inch tall fence will be replaced by an approximately 13 feet tall fence with wider and stronger fence posts. The new fence incorporates anti-climb and intrusion detection technology and is designed to mitigate current and future security threats.
The fence erected outside the White House by President Donald Trump to keep demonstrators at least 600 feet away has been transformed into a memorial wall for George Floyd and a protest site demanding racial and social justice.[….]
Trump, who campaigned on the promise of building a wall on the Mexican border, had 1.7 miles of fencing put around the White House, preventing anyone from entering Lafayette Park and other open spaces around the White House, where demonstrators have protested for more than 100 years. [….]
Crews began erecting extra security fencing around the White House Monday evening. The fencing appears to be similar to the type installed around the White House complex this past August in advance of President Trump’s RNC speech. These barriers are in addition to fencing that went up downtown following protests earlier this summer [….]
[….] ABC said renovations to the president’s and first lady’s living quarters are underway with the expectation they’d start spending more time there when Biden becomes president and that the Secret Service has “begun looking at physical reinforcements” to Mar-a-Lago. The agency declined to comment on “the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission,” ABC said. [….}
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
So, anyone want to start adding up the cost of golfing trips?
“The Parson administration’s removal of an exhibit on LGBT history from the Missouri Capitol Museum was disappointing. That the governor lied about his reasons for doing so is indefensible. The statutory procedure the governor says wasn’t followed for approving exhibits does not exist. State law authorizes the Board of Public Buildings to allocate space to the museum but gives the board no power to determine the content of exhibits, and there is no evidence the board has ever done so. The governor had no justification for removing this exhibit and no excuse for not restoring it.”
During the latest regular legislative session the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failed to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri.
There is a looming deadline for legislation to implement the program before it impacts Medicaid and forces cuts in other general revenue funded areas.
Governor Mike Parson (r) called a special session of the General Assembly in attempt to deal with the mess. The General Assembly is now in that special session.
John Rizzo (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator John Rizzo (D):
J O H N R I Z Z O @JohnJRizzo
The MO Senate has passed a 3yr FRA. This version has NO LANGUAGE banning birth control & NO LANGUAGE defunding providers. Good work by all involved, especially the Senate Women who removed the list of birth control from the final bill. 1:18 AM · Jun 26, 2021
Journal of the Senate
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
FIRST EXTRA SESSION
FOURTH DAY—SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Senator Hough, Chairman of the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, submitted the following report:
Mr. President: Your Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, to which was referred SS No. 3 for SB 1, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.
THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS
SS No. 3 for SB 1, introduced by Senator Hegeman, entitled:
SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR
SENATE BILL NO. 1
An Act to repeal sections 190.839, 198.439, 208.152, 208.437, 208.480, 338.550, and 633.401, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to MO HealthNet. Was taken up.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, SS No. 3 for SB 1 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Arthur Bean Beck Bernskoetter Brown Cierpiot Crawford
Eigel Eslinger Gannon Hegeman Hough Luetkemeyer May
Mosley O’Laughlin Razer Rehder Riddle Rizzo Roberts
Rowden Schatz Schupp Washington White Wieland Williams—28
Absent with leave—Senator Hoskins—1
The President declared the bill passed.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, title to the bill was agreed to.
Senator Hegeman moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.
Senator Rowden moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.