KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anna Hoard was teaching a kindergarten class when her chest began to tighten and breathing grew difficult. As the kids struggled to keep their masks over their noses and stay at their desks spread three feet apart, all of the weight of the past school year came crashing down on her. The 60-hour work weeks. The poor air circulation. The promises of remote online learning that were forgotten amid pressure for in-person classes. The rising case numbers. As she hyperventilated, she knew she was having a panic attack. "When it started, the students were still in the room, and I c...
On Friday, a CNN panel reacted to the new report of Justice Department notes showing the extent to which former President Donald Trump sought to interfere in the department's policy to overturn the presidential election.
"The notes show that both men pushed back against Trump, telling him we are doing our job, much of the information you are getting is false," said anchor Jake Tapper. "But what if somebody else had been in that job? Right now there is a big effort — again, this is about the future, not just the past — there's a big effort to take some of these people who were guardrails."
Guest Bill Kristol reminded viewers that Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the election, while Attorney General Bill Barr had resigned, which may have given Trump confidence that he could impose his will on top agencies.
"Think of this in a foreign country," added Kristol. "The defense secretary fired a bunch of cronies. It's lucky that even though Esper was gone, Mark Milley held the line are defense, it's lucky that deputy — acting Attorney General Rosen seems to have held the line at Justice Department, but the degree to which this was a genuine attempt by a sitting president."
"The guardrails held this time," said Tapper. "This time."
"That's what's terrifying to me," said Daniella Gibbs Léger, the chief of the Center for American Progress. "If this was any other country, as you know, we would launch an investigation, we would be talking about what's happening overseas. But it happened here. And I think sometimes people are comforted that the guardrails held. Well, let's move on, let's talk about something else now. But we can't do that because the only way that we can guarantee that this doesn't happen again."
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Vax-bashing hair stylist whines about feeling 'judged' after being told she doesn't deserve a hospital bed: reporter
CBS News correspondent David Begnaud on Friday reported a story he'd heard about an anti-vaccination hair stylist in his home state of Louisiana, which is being hit hard at the moment by the novel coronavirus.
In a Twitter thread posted Friday, Begnaud explained a story a friend had told him that her hair stylist this week grew defensive when confronted about her refusal to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
"I got a call from a woman who went to get her hair cut today. Her hairstylist is an anti-VAXer (but believes in and has long taken non FDA approved supplements). This woman, who's fully vaccinated, showed up wearing a mask," Begnaud reported. "The stylist told her she didn't need it. The client said that she preferred to wear it. As the cut started, the stylist said, according to the client, that if she got sick with Covid and died 'it was just her time to go.'"
The stylist's sister is currently hospitalized with coronavirus and she said that she would join her there if she got sick with the disease.
That's when the client started challenging her.
"The client said to the stylist that if she got sick she ought not go to the hospital and take up a bed, to which the stylist said 'I feel like you're judging me,'" Begnaud reported.
The stylist also reportedly revealed how she is getting information about vaccines.
"The stylist said she gets her information from a lot of people who sit in her chair for services," Begnaud reported. "The client asked if the stylist had spoken to her doctor. The stylist would not say."
Read the whole thread below.
THREAD: Story out of Louisiana: I got a call from a woman who went to get her hair cut today. Her hairstylist is a… https://t.co/vEWTcODNqz— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676704.0
The stylist also revealed that her sister, who is also unvaccinated, is hospitalized with Covid and is “very sick.”… https://t.co/muEZuabgaS— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676705.0
The client asked if the stylist had spoken to her doctor. The stylist would not say. ______ These are real life s… https://t.co/9RcysGgGjd— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676707.0
Vaccinated Americans living in Los Angeles County, California told CNN this week that they've lost patience with their fellow Americans who are refusing to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
LA County-based educational show host Michael Burns explained to CNN that he's grown particularly angry with people who openly boast about their refusal to get vaccinated.
"There are people who have been flaunting not being vaccinated or not wanting to be vaccinated in both Los Angeles and Southern California more generally," he said. "It's extremely frustrating."
LA County resident Ann Rodarte, meanwhile, said she felt "disappointment" by vaccine resisters because they had spoiled what had been the start of a return to normalcy earlier this summer.
LA County resident Paula Stewart similarly said she was "angry, disappointed and scared" that, because of vax resisters, "this is not going away."
Burns put it even more bluntly and said that vax resisters are "just thinking about it in really selfish terms."
Watch the video below.
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