Biden interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle airs tonight https://t.co/DFoU27copv
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 5, 2023
Per The Hill:
President Biden on Friday will sit down with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle for his first interview since announcing his reelection bid last week, the network announced.
The two will discuss, “the administration’s infrastructure agenda, the 2024 campaign and recently announced reelection bid, the shaping GOP field, looming debt ceiling crisis, and more,” the network said in a news release. The interview will air Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern time.
Biden’s sit down with Ruhle is the first time he will speak at length about his reelection bid since it was announced last week. The president has had a relatively light public schedule in the time since, attending the White House correspondents’ dinner last Saturday and hosting a few events at the White House this week…
Per Medical News Today, “WHO says COVID-19 health emergency is over as mortality rates reach all-time low”:
On May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a virtual media briefing that COVID-19 is no longer a “public health emergency of international concern.”
The decision to end the pandemic’s emergency status after more than three years followed the 15th meetingTrusted Source of the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on May 4.
The WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a media briefing the pandemic has been on a downward trend for more than a year, as population immunity has increased from both vaccination and infection, while mortality rates have decreased and overall pressure on health systems have eased…
More than three years since the WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency in January 2020, millions of people — estimates of around 7 million or more — have died. However, Dr. Tedros said those estimates could be closer to 20 million deaths, warning the virus still posed a significant global threat…
Dr. Katherine O’Brien, director of Immunization, Vaccines, and Biologicals at the WHO, said in a media briefing the high risk of severe illness and death is still low in many countries around the world, particularly in those with high COVID-19 vaccination rates.
“Vaccines have played a really important role in protecting populations,” she said, noting the WHO’s announcement does not mean the fight against the virus is over. “The work remains essential for the life-saving nature of the vaccines,” she said…
From the Los Angeles Times, “The CDC is changing the way it monitors COVID-19 in the U.S. “:
Acknowledging that it is losing some of its eyes and ears across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week unveiled a scaled-down COVID-19 surveillance system for the post-pandemic era.
The CDC’s new monitoring network won’t have the fine resolution on the coronavirus that the agency strove for during earlier stages of the pandemic. But it will lash together a raft of new and existing tools to keep an eye on the virus while also keeping broader tabs on the public’s health.
With the federal government’s three-year-old public health emergency set to expire next Thursday, the agency will begin to track COVID-19 cases alongside other respiratory illnesses, said Dr. Nirav D. Shah, the CDC’s principal deputy director. New cases of the pandemic virus, which has caused 1.1 million deaths in the United States and 6.9 million deaths worldwide, will eventually be lumped together with influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and other infections that can cause pneumonia and death in humans.
The CDC will still be able to alert communities to upticks in coronavirus spread based on its continued tracking of emergency department visits, COVID-19 hospitalizations and wastewater surveillance from local sewage plants. Reliable statistics on COVID-19 deaths will lag behind other data…
We’ll probably be discussing this in my next Covid Update, but that’s not till Wednesday and I know not every commentor sees it.
She’ll ask him about his age for an hour.
I think it’s correct to say that it’s no longer an emergency, but it’s clearly still a concern. When COVID first hit, it was an emergency both because it was severe and because we didn’t know what we were doing. It made sense to take exceptional measures to protect the population, even if we weren’t sure those measures were necessary or effective. Now, though, we’ve had time to figure out what works and what doesn’t, and to put in place a set of policies designed to protect people using the best of what we know. COVID is still a big, big problem- there’s a reason we’re still talking about it and why my local newspaper still has a COVID update on the front page of their website- but dealing with it is now part of normal operations rather than something exceptional.
@Roger Moore: Yup. I think I’m a lot more active than I was during the early year or so—more indoors, audience-existing activities, even an occasional dine in dinner.
But I just got my second booster. I’m not taking stupid risks.
I already miss Fun Facts Fridays.
@Baud: We report — you deride!
Oh. This is an open thread. Well, crap, I almost forgot about this.
Co-producing a Seattle-area sketch and improv show with Jet City Improv featuring 11 AAPI comedians. And I did an interview or two about my group and the show.
So go out and buy a ticket if you’re in the Seattle area….
I thought he was on first.
@NotMax: I thought it was fuck off fridays? so fuck off desantis
What’s this?!! A tape of TFG’s deposition has been released? Leastwise it’s leading off the news on NBC, and they say it’s Breaking
ETA that this has to do with the E. Jean Carroll case, and it ain’t Breaking.
@Baud: In the E. Jean Carroll case.
ETA: Watch all released portions of Trump’s deposition in E. Jean Carroll case (NBC)
@Baud: She’s not like that.
That’s good to hear.
@Baud: Must be the one from earlier today, where he expounded on how “stars” have been grabbing pussies for “at least the last million years.”
Does it say anything we haven’t already heard? I’m surprised it was under seal.
@JWR: Uh, I’m having a nice chardonnay after a hard week’s work. Think I’ll pass. I’ll reserve my watching energies for Rufus Sewell later tonight.
@JWR: Carroll was so not his type that he mistook her for Marla Maples in a photo.
@Omnes Omnibus: Okay, I’ll say that watching that has more impact than reading it. He is so sure of himself when he says “That’s Marla.”
For God’s sake, I could tell that’s not Marla, and I don’t give a fuck about Marla.
OMG, I’m glad I missed that calamari thread.
It’s the deposition that we’ve seen excerpts and transcripts of previously. This is just the first time video has been released.
@zhena gogolia: I mean, this is the proof he’s mentally impaired. How do you not recognize someone you’ve been married to for several years and had a kid with?
All respect to E. Jean Carroll, Jessica Leeds, and Natasha Stoynoff. Brave women.
And Christine Blasey Ford.
You were on the wrong perch to take part. (Sorry.)
@Baud: Dunno if we’ve heard it before, probably most of the “good” parts. It’s 48 minutes and I’ve not watched all of it.
@zhena gogolia: Sorry. ;) Enjoy your vino!
Say what you will about LP, they know how to make a video:
@JWR: Thanks, I’m seeing that I should watch it. Reading the transcript doesn’t convey the utter amorality and psychosis of the creature.
@zhena gogolia: Thanks.
Now if you were in Seattle, I’d say comedy goes with wine any time….
@Omnes Omnibus: Louis Pollak was a very nice man.
@gwangung: I’m sure!
@Omnes Omnibus: Yep, that’s in there, and I haven’t a clue how he mistook her in the picture. I’d have to find some contemporary images to see them side by side. Meh. Maybe later.
@JWR: THEY DON’T LOOK ANYTHING ALIKE EXCEPT FOR BLONDE HAIR
Honest answer: It was never their faces he looked at. Not Ivana’s, not Marla’s, not Melania’s — certainly not any of his assault victims.
@zhena gogolia: IT FIGURES! I mean, it figures. ;)
@zhena gogolia: Yes, a complete gentleman. When we picked him up at the airport, he tried to insist on carrying own suitcase. I had to jokingly tell him he was making me look bad before he let me take it from him.
@Roger Moore: It was also a new virus that no one’s immune system had dealt with before. That’s mostly not the case now. Most people in most places have either had the virus (and survived) or have been vaccinated or in many cases both. This makes a big difference too.
You should thank your lucky starfish.
Supreme Court still capable of doing something sound.
Mr. Bemused Senior
@Baud: flopping over from the previous thread I see.
That’s gonna hurt him with the Young Earth Christians.
@gwangung: Ha! Me too! I actually met a friend in a crowded bar and hung out for 4hr without a mask! In a hi-rise hotel, so no windows! It was a week ago, so I suspect I’m past the window of having been infected, but just in case, knock wood. Even so, unless it’s something like that, where I *want* to take the risk and an *aware* I’m taking the risk, uniformly I wear my mask in foreign indoor places, b/c hey, “I’m not taking stupid risks”. Or maybe more accurately (for me) “I’m going to take risks when the rewards are commensurate, not when it’s just run-of-the-mill life.”
Since the Ruhle interview of Biden will be broadcast at 10pm on Friday night on MSNBC, it’s likely to only be watched by a small audience of hard-core Democratic activist political junkies, plus an even smaller number of hard-core Republican activist/operators surfing for excerpts they can misleadingly distort to purportedly show Biden as a senile far-left radical.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
Trump thinks the Flintstones was real history lol
trump mentioned that the grab them by the pussy can be unfortunate or fortunate. What the hell is fortunate about it. That might nail him alone.
@Omnes Omnibus: lol
Another day, another BJP ruled state is burning. This time it is northeastern state of Manipur.
Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)
That about sums it all up. What a fucking dick
@Goku (aka Amerikan Baka): They are the ideological progeny of British colloborators. So this doesn’t surprise me, at all.
The LSU Women’s Team….setting themselves up as an absolute powerhouse🤔🤔🤔
Why did the 9 year old in me just get chills and the adult just started to😭😭
I mean, this is the proof he’s mentally impaired. How do you not recognize someone you’ve been married to for several years and had a kid with?
Married? A kid? Are they giving him money? Because the only way he recognize either one of them, if they waved $100 bills in his face. And it’s still not a lock even then.
They all say that, even when they’re the tenth or hundredth to report it, three days after the original report. It’s become meaningless.
I hope the Universe puts them together🤗 I hope we get to see an update
Lizzo is living THAT LIFE🤗🤗🤗
Man who assaulted officers with folding chair, pepper spray during Capitol riot gets longest sentence yet for a January 6 defendant
After I tried to make nutritious food with my leftover pumpkin, Mr. Suzanne got really excited and asked me to make pumpkin bread. Which I did. And now he is whining that it won’t be out of the oven for half an hour.
My life is so exciting.
@Scout211: Jesus H Roosevelt Christ. 38 prior convictions?!
@Miss Bianca: Trump recruits only the best people to help him overthrow democracy.
@Miss Bianca: You might even call it deplorable.
@Scout211: I think what I’m feeling about all these convictions is what TFG meant when he said we would get tired of all the winning. And you know what? When I read your post, I just rolled my eyes and laughed. It’s not so much growing tired of all the winning, it’s growing tired of the monotony of it all. Guilty. Next! Guilty. Next! Guilty. Next!, and so on and on ;)
Return of the Jedi…..modern trailer?🤔🤔🤔😲😲
Why did people who gathered (ostensibly) to hear a speech come equipped with pepper spray/bear repellent/tasers/batons/body armor et cetera?
Not standard audience attire and accoutrements. To the best of my knowledge there are no kiosks selling such items scattered along the Mall. They knew full well what would be transpiring.
@Ken: Well technically, it really was “breaking”, but not in that it was all that new, but that it came out a few hours ago. So, point well taken. ;)
And hoo boy! in the background, Bobo Brooks is on PBS News Hour and he says of the court that he doesn’t think these amazing people are or can be moved by money, and that he’s more concerned that they’re being moved by ideology. (wUt? Maybe he’s talking about the George Soros judges.) I’d have to bother myself to listen to it later to get it straight, but hey, it’s Brooks, so no thank you. ;)
@zhena gogolia: If he would wear his glasses in public, he might have a better shot…