Week-ends (03/28/20)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Don Giuseppe Berardelli

Michelle Floering

Jolene Hunt

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Tony Evers

Hillary Clinton

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Under the authority of Wis. Stat. § 252.02(3) and (6) and all powers vested in me through Executive Order #72, and at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, I, Andrea Palm, Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, order the following:
1. Stay at home or place of residence. All individuals present within the State of Wisconsin are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence, with exceptions outlined below. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces other than their home or residence, they must at all times as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six (6) feet from any other person consistent with Social Distancing Requirements as defined below, except that they do not need to maintain social distancing between family members in a single living unit or household members. All persons may leave their homes or residences only for the following functions as are defined in this Order.”
From the “Safer at Home” order issued this week

“I know the COVID-19 outbreak has been difficult and has disrupted the lives of people across our state. Issuing a Safer at Home order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do and it’s not something I take lightly, but here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously. Each and every one of us has to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 so we can flatten the curve to ensure our doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers have the opportunity to do their important work.”
Gov. Evers

“Easter is a very special day for me. Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full—you know the churches aren’t allowed to have much of a congregation there. And most of them, I watched on Sunday online—and it was terrific, by the way—but online is never going to be like being there. So I think Easter Sunday and you’ll have packed churches all over our country—I think it will be a beautiful time. And it’s just about the timeline that I think is right.”
President Trump said he wants to get “people back to work” by Easter Sunday

The Tokyo Olympic Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.”
The International Olympic Committee 

“To all the athletes: take a breath, regroup, take care of yourself and your families. Your time will come.”
Four-time Olympic hockey champion Hayley Wickenheiser, the first IOC member to criticize the body’s reluctance to postpone, called it the “message athletes deserved to hear”

“No one reached out to me and said, as a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren? And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.”
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

“I’m not an educator! I’m used to helping with homework, but I am unable to teach thought-out lectures and work. It’s overwhelming!”
Carmen Williams, a therapist in Macomb, Michigan, finds herself not only seeing clients sporadically, but shelling out for a babysitter, paying tuition for her seven- and 14-year-old kids — and still teaching them school assignments

“We are officially declaring that the economy has fallen into a recession … joining the rest of the world, and it is a deep plunge. Jobs will be lost, wealth will be destroyed and confidence depressed.”
Bank of America U.S. economist Michelle Meyer

“I believe the economy today lives in suspense, not free-fall. The pandemic will pass; public health institutions have been a model of forthright dissemination of information on the spread of this disease and sanitary procedures to minimize its impact. It’s the citizenry that has been unruly for a time. Supply chains will refill and stabilize quickly, as the pandemic passes, securities markets will recover, and growth will continue to reduce poverty everywhere. Homes are more valuable than ever as a haven of safe and secure living. Provided that we continue to buy them with some of our own money, homes will be part of a secure future.”
Vernon L. Smith is the George L. Argyros endowed chair in finance and economics at Chapman University and member of the board of directors for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is the 2002 Nobel laureate in economics

“Maybe people aren’t going to be shaking hands anymore. He (Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) was saying the regular flu would be cut down by quite a bit if we didn’t do that, if we didn’t shake hands.”
President Trump

“If I could marinate myself in sanitizer I would.”
Dr. Sharon Levine, the section chief for geriatric medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Dane and Milwaukee County Clerks Directing Voters to Break the Law, Non-Partisan Legislative Reference Bureau Warns

Health care workers on frontlines feel like ‘lambs to the slaughterhouse’

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Major voter fraud possible in Wisconsin April election

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

President Trump is too optimistic

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

A sewer-nami

How to go on a digital first date

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