3:30 PM ET – Ed Mullins President of the NYPD Sergeants Union, joins to discuss the NYPD and responders on the front lines of COVID 19.
The NYPD reported Tuesday that roughly 15% of uniformed officers, about 5,600, are currently out sick amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called it “a good thing quite frankly” because he said he doesn’t want anyone coming to work sick.
As of Tuesday evening, 1,048 uniformed members and 145 civilian members tested positive for coronavirus
Shea also said in a question and answer session with officers that the NYPD has had 17 people come back to work after testing positive and recovering since Friday.
4:05 PM ET – Bill O’Reilly, the best-selling author of 15 instant #1 books including the #1 “Killing” series of histories, and his latest book on the life of Donald Trump titled “The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees or an hour to talk America”; He is also the host of the popular daily podcast “No Spin” on billoreilly.com. From his most recent column:
The vicious contagion presents perhaps the most significant personal opportunity for change in our lifetimes. That’s because the bustle has broken down. The pursuit of money, sex, power, and other magnets are all on hold. We are now apart from the daily machine that can grind us into unthinking, callous people. At least most of us are.
So, how about some introspection? Some inward evaluation. An honest appraisal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Maybe we start with the country and then we’ll get to what’s really important – our own selves – as the country singers might say.
An essential question for me is: how did this country get so hateful?
If you are following the contagion news, you know the blame game has kicked in. It’s the ‘Trump virus,’ according to a New York Times columnist. Another far left writer in that liberal journal (it no longer meets the standards of a newspaper) says the virus is enabled by ultra-religious Christians who ‘deny science.’ Of course, she ties that into the climate change debate as well as President Trump.
On the right, some loons accuse China of weaponizing the contagion without a shred of evidence to back up the claim.
With so much craziness available on the net, often disseminated by corporate media, the divisive atmosphere has fueled a unique kind of American loathing. Many of us actively despise those with whom we disagree.
5:05 PM ET – Dr. Oz, Cardiac Surgeon and Host of The Dr. Oz Show joins to give us the latest news on a vaccine and the state of COVID-19. He talks about the lack of PPE for our front line responders and workers.
Already there is a strain that the coronavirus outbreak is placing on the U.S. healthcare system and it endangers the resources we currently have and our ability to respond to the pandemic, according to Dr. Oz. But when Dr. Oz said “It’s your patriotic duty to not use a mask,” he was referring to the fact that we don’t have enough of them. It’s critical that healthcare workers have access to the masks first.