PowerPoint on Voter Fraud, Health Education Standards, Resuming Elective Surgeries


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Today’s news is about showing our friends that we are thinking of them by bring back the charm snail mail: The Nebraska Board of Education rejects a motion to permanently abandon the drafting of health education standards, Nebraska Medicine resumes elective surgeries and procedures, and Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen sends a PowerPoint presentation resisting 2020 voter fraud allegations to every Nebraska state senator.


Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

  1. Factor that someone born in 2020 is likely to experience more floods and droughts than someone born in 1960: 3
  2. Which they are likely to experience more heat waves: 7

Source: Wim Thiery, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)


Reed Moore’s COVID-19 review

As announced in the Wednesday, December 29 bonus newsletter, in light of the Omicron variant, Reed Moore will replace the “Thing To Do” section with a COVID-19 spotlight featuring coronavirus-related content. The reader thinks it is irresponsible to promote events when hospitals are approaching capacity and some members of the community refuse to be vaccinated. As cases continue, The Reader will not promote any events – whether concerts, plays, art gallery openings or comedy – that does not require
masks, vaccination and social distancing.

  • Nebraska medicine is resume elective surgeries and procedures who were pushed back in wake of coronavirus outbreak, but Bryan Health doctor says fight against COVID-19 is not finished yet.
  • There is one more to push to get North Omahans vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Lawmakers hope to make big tax cuts — but the cost of COVID-19, especially taking care of Vulnerable Nebraskascould stop them in their tracks.
  • From the number of cases to the capacity of intensive care, here are 12 maps representing the coronavirus in Omaha and Nebraska.

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