Despite it’s rising death toll, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has a positive side. According to evangelical fundamentalist Lori Alexander (author of the 2016 book “The Power of a Transformed Wife”), the self-isolation measures imposed and encouraged by leaders in the United States will encourage women to be full-time housewives rather than working outside the home.
On her Facebook page, the far-right blogger/author wrote that coronavirus is “pushing a lot of women back into their homes with their children — which is a good thing, in my opinion.”
Separately, in a March 10 article that was posted her website, The Transformed Wife, and headlined “Fear the Coronavirus,” Alexander makes the ludicrous claim that coronavirus isn’t a threat to children.
“Mothers of young children, you can rest assured concerning this virus since no children from zero to nine have died from it — and most children have mild cases of this,” Alexander asserts. “It seems to mostly be killing the elderly and those with health problems. The average of death from the virus is 80 years old.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, health experts have repeatedly urged people to wash their hands frequently. But Alexander is rejecting that advice.
“I am not a hand washer since I’m not afraid of germs,” Alexander writes. “I have dry skin, and I greatly dislike the feel of dry hands. Yes, I wash my hands after using the restroom, but I have never thought about washing my hands after going shopping or out and about. I don’t use hand sanitizer.”
As of early Tuesday afternoon, March 17, coronavirus had killed — according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore — at least 7519 people worldwide, including 2158 in Italy, 988 in Iran and 509 in Spain. But Alexander considers porn to be a greater problem than coronavirus.
“Many of the things going on in our culture — abortion, children being allowed to change genders, pornography, sex trafficking of children, and so on — are (much) more destructive to our culture,” Alexander insists. “Maybe God will use this virus for good. Our culture needs a good wake-up call.”
In a video that has been posted on her YouTube channel, Alexander has argued against women having jobs outside the home — claiming, “God is clear in his word that he wants young women to be keepers at home, and older women are to be known for serving and loving and caring and raising up children and helping people. There’s nothing about having a career in the Bible.”
DOJ investigating why consumers are paying record prices for beef during pandemic: report
On Monday, Politico reported that the Justice Department and Agriculture Department are looking into what they consider to be suspicious price increases of beef for American consumers — on the suspicion that the recent spike in prices may be a result of price-fixing.
"Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic," reported Leah Nylen and Liz Crampton. "But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle."
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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.
The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.
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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.
"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"