Focus On Treating COVID-19, Not The Blame

Friday, March 27, 2020

Our novice senator needs a lesson in first responder process. The house is on fire and she has run off to find who brought the matches. There will be plenty of time to do this hunt of witches. Now is the time to focus on what the whole of Tennessee needs from the good senator.

That being hospitals, care facilities and health departments having the tools and supplies they need to deal with the crisis at hand.

It's funny if not for the tragedy of how politics works. I’m going to get a check or two at some point thanks to our Congress. At the same time, my community has no logical idea when testing for COVID-19 will reach the national four million per week someone promised three weeks ago or when the 17 drive through testing centers promised in seven days around the state 11 days ago by the governor will have our share arrive. 

So how can I use this money safely? Is this the cake promised in 18th century France?   

Please, senator, stop distracting yourself, get to the work your constituents need. If I spoke wrong here, forgive me> The only press release I get is what the local papers post, that of your distractions. 

Prentice Hicks


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Opinion

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Breaking News

Hamilton County Has 2 More Coronavirus Deaths And 46 New Cases; One Victim Was In Early 40s With No Underlying Conditions

There have been two more coronavirus deaths in Hamilton County, the County Health Department reported on Tuesday. The new total is 17. The Health Department said one of the deaths was an individual in the 40-45 year range and had no underlying medical conditions. Officials said the two deaths were unrelated to each other. “This case illustrates that anyone is susceptible ... (click for more)

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Sports

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The Chattanooga Football Club released a statement regarding the protests occurring within the city. It reads: “Chattanooga FC is, and always will be, a community club. From the beginning, our sole focus was to bring Chattanooga together, all of Chattanooga, from all races, creeds, and classes. It pains us that throughout our nation many fear for those lives ... (click for more)

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

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