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16-Sep-2020 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Bugged

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Wednesday US COVID News

"President Trump on Wednesday rejected the professional scientific conclusions of his own government about the prospects for a widely available coronavirus vaccine and the effectiveness of masks in curbing the spread of the virus as the death toll in the United States from the disease neared 200,000."

"Mr. Caputo, a longtime Trump loyalist and the health department’s assistant secretary of public affairs, and a colleague pushed the C.D.C. to delay and edit apolitical . health bulletins, called Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, in an effort to paint the administration’s pandemic response in a more positive light."

"A day after covering a large White House event during which many attendees did not wear masks, Israeli reporters returning home on Wednesday were sent into quarantine. A day after the ceremony, a Trump administration official tested at the White House was confirmed positive for the coronavirus."

"The coronavirus is out of control and is the 'No. 1 global security threat in our world today,' the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said Wednesday."
NY Times

"Trump blames 'blue states' for increasing nation's coronavirus death rates, ignores high rates in red states."
USA TODAY

"It will take up to nine months to get the American public vaccinated, CDC director says” CNN
That will be after a safe & effective vaccine someday becomes available.

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“All bugs are insects, but under the technical definition, not all insects are bugs. True bugs belong to an order of insects called Hemiptera. There are a few characteristics that distinguish bugs from other insects: Most bugs have a straw-shaped mouth, or stylet, that they use to either sap juice from plants or blood from animals. They also tend to have long, segmented antennae and wings that are tough and dark where they meet the body and are thin and translucent at the ends.” Mental Floss.com

I have no idea about the kind of bug is in my above photo, but it is a bug.




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Nick Paoni24-Sep-2020 20:02
What a fascinating insect.
Fong Lam24-Sep-2020 17:25
Menacing and unearthly looking, reminds me of the assassin bug...crisp details and excellent against that vivid background...V
Martin Lamoon24-Sep-2020 17:08
Its an interesting one, great closeup.
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Bryan Murahashi24-Sep-2020 14:37
Fabulous capture of this creepy crawler.
joseantonio24-Sep-2020 12:04
looks so nice with that background light.V
danad24-Sep-2020 09:58
A beautiful close-up ! The bug looks a lot like my idea of your president's mind. V.
Tom LeRoy24-Sep-2020 07:33
A nasty looking bug for sure! Nice and sharp, colorful. Wonder if the vax will work... V