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12:06 (16 min)
FAISAL KHAN VS THE PEOPLE
Big news of the week – Saint Louis County Council votes down Sam Page’s masking mandate. In addition to the defeat of the mask mandate the other big news stems from the accusations made the acting director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, Faisal Khan who claims “he faced “racist, xenophobic, and threatening behavior” after a County Council meeting on the mask mandate on Tuesday.Khan sent a letter to County Council Chairwoman Rita Days detailing the harassment he says he encountered after addressing the council.”
This video from posted on twitter shows Kahn leaving the chambers of the Saint Louis County Council free ob any obstruction as he calmly wlaks past the
AT HOUR 1, MINUTE TWELVE, SECOND 50 what is reported by some as “F*** you sand n****” sounds far more like, “F*** you Sam Page.” in this clip from State Senator Dr. Bob Onder’s facebook page.
KAHN ACCUSES COUNCILMAN FITCH
CNN article updated yesterday, Friday July 30.
“In the letter, Khan said his presentation “began with a dog-whistle question from Councilman Tim Fitch, who said he wanted to emphasize for the assembled crowd that I was not from this country.””Dr. Khan, we certainly have heard of your background before but most here have not. Can you tell us why you are called Doctor Khan? Are you a physician in the United States?” Fitch asked.Khan responded by saying he was an epidemiologist and not licensed to practice clinical medicine in the US.In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fitch described the question as “an attempt to familiarize the audience with Khan’s credentials.”
One one hand they tell us to trust the science and follow the medical professionals , and on the other hand they put unlicensed medical employees in front of us to speak as though they have credentials they clearly do not.
DEMOCRATS VS ANYBODY WITH AN INDEPENDENT THOUGHT
12:27 (10 min)
BLUNT BACKS INFRASTRUCTURE BILL MOVING FORWARD, HAWLEY SKEPTICAL OF SPENDING
$1.2 trillion bill over eight years, with $550 billion in new spending.
17 GOP senators joined Senate Demacrats to get this the votes it needed to advance.
FORMER MO GOVERNOR JAY NIXON DECLINES FROM ENTERING 2022 SENATE RACE
Nixon, “to remain focused on his law practice at Dowd Bennett, teaching at Washington University Law School and policy priorities, including conservation.”
STATE REP TRISH GUNBY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE BID FOR CD2 CURRENTLY HELD BY ANN WAGNER
“Gunby won her seat in the Missouri Legislature in an upset special election in 2019, beating her Republican challenger by about 500 votes. In the House, she’s a member of the Economic Development, Utilities, Veterans, and Ways and Means committees. “
MO TREASURER SCOTT FITZPATRICK ANNOUNCES BID FOR STATE AUDITOR
Fitzpatrick is from Shell Knob, MO. Galloway out (lost Gov bid in 2020) State Rep David Gregory in.
Republicans have only held the seat once since 1999.
COVID 19 EVICTION MORATORIUM EXPIRING THIS WEEK
“State and local governments have struggled to distribute $47 billion in federal money aimed at helping tenants who can’t pay rent because of the pandemic-triggered downturn, leaving many people at risk of being forced out of their homes when the moratorium expires.”
“Just $3 billion of the aid authorized by Congress in December and March had been delivered to landlords and tenants as of June 30, the Treasury Department said in a report last week. About 8.2 million adults were behind on their rent or mortgage as of July 5 and have low confidence they can pay on time next month, a Census Bureau survey showed.”
12:41 (15 min)
PDMP – Missouri was the last holdout in the nation to establish a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in hopes of curbing opiod overdoses.
GUEST – Former Missouri State Representative from Rolla, Missouri – Dr. Keith Frederick.
Dr Frederick was the original sponsor of the Perscription Drug Monitoring Program in 2011 and since one of its strongest critics will be calling in to discuss an article from Kaiser Health News also reported in USA Today, As Holdout Missouri Joins Nation in Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions, Experts Worry
Between 2010-2019, MO averaged 16th in the nation for opiod overdose deaths.
In 2017, Saint Louisi County established it’s own PDMP and allowed other jurisdictions to join resulting in a PDMP that covered nearly 85% of the state. Opiod overdose deaths have continued to increase.
The PDMP bill, designed to monitor prescriptions of drugs to patients, does not even require prescriptions to be monitored, so why? What’s the purpose of tracking what drugs are being prescribed? Who would want to know if the doctors don’t?