DML Morning Briefing: Dec 23
Today is December 23 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1. Biden tells ABC News that Trump 2024 would increase the prospect he runs against him
Fox News – President Biden on Wednesday added a caveat to his contention that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024, saying that he would do so if he remains in good health.
Biden made the assertion in response to a question from ABC News anchor David Muir, who asked the president if he intended to seek reelection, especially in light of the promise he made in 2020 that he would serve eight years if elected.
DML: “If I am in good health, like I am now…” says Joey Magoo. Is he speaking about mental health, because if he is speaking about mental health then he needs to see a doctor now.
2.Fauci says large holiday gatherings not safe — even with booster
The Hill – Dr. Anthony Fauci said large gatherings this holiday season are not safe, even for those fully vaccinated with a booster shot.
During a White House COVID-19 task force news briefing on Wednesday, the head of the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases urged Americans to “stay away” from large gatherings, which he defined as 30 to 50 people.
“Those are the kind of functions — in the context of COVID, and particularly in the context of omicron — that you do not want to go to,” Fauci said.
Fauci called “parties” and larger gatherings a “higher risk,” but said it would be safe for fully vaccinated individuals, who are boosted, to attend smaller family gatherings.
3.Record 1.4MILLION people had Covid in UK last week
Daily Mail – Nearly 1.4million people — one in 50— had Covid across the UK last week, official data from the country’s largest surveillance study showed today.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid infection survey — based on random swabs of more than 555,000 people — estimated 1.2million people had the virus on any day in the week up to December 16 in England alone.
DML: Lets just hope for the headline: AND ALL 1.4M SURVIVED. If only the news people on TV would do their jobs. If they did, they would press Dr Fauci to address the importance of exercise, better diet, more sleep, and boosting the immune system. If Dr Fauci and the Left would tell people the truth maybe we’d be in a better spot? I boost my immune system every day with DML CBD. Religiously, I take it every morning and night because it works wonders. I am not alone…
4.4 injured when large fire breaks out at Texas refinery
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Crews were working to extinguish a large fire at a Houston-area refinery that broke out early Thursday, injuring four people.
The fire started at about 1 a.m. at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baytown, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Houston. Four people were injured but everyone else on site has been accounted for, said Rohan Davis, the refinery’s manager.
Three of the injured were taken to hospitals by helicopter while the fourth was taken by ambulance, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. ExxonMobil said air quality monitoring has not revealed any issues. No evacuations or shelter-in-place orders have been issued.
DML: No deaths. Thank heavens. But what caused it I wonder?
5. Trump says COVID vaccine is one of the greatest achievements of mankind
Former President Donald Trump shares his pro vaccine views with reporter Candace Owens.
DML: Doesn’t say much for the achievements of mankind. Trump is always trying to protect his decisions, good or bad. He should have never shut down this country, nor should he have given Fauci so much power. He should have never folded and put on a mask. I don’t deny my prayers. “God, please tell Governor DeSantis to start warming up in the bullpen.”