COVID-19 Pandemic

Maryland explains delay in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance extension

Maryland explains delay in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance extension - Bent Corner

I received an email from the Maryland Department of Labor. It explained that even though Congress passed an extension to federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and President Trump signed it into law, it’s going to take a while for my benefits to resume. Of course. I already knew that. There were so many hurdles and delays in …

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CDC updates the definition of ‘close contact’ and COVID-19

CDC updates the definition of 'close contact' and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its definition of “close contact” with someone infected with COVID-19. From the CDC website: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for …

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Nick Saban tests positive for the coronavirus. Roll COVID-19

Nick Saban tests positive for the coronavirus. Roll COVID-19

Word came out yesterday that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19. I want to say I’m surprised, but that’s not the case. When the South East Conference (SEC) announced that beginning the college football season would begin as scheduled, I just assumed they made the conscious decision that football was more …

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The movie theater business model is dead and it’s not coming back

The movie theater business model is dead and it's not coming back

Warner Bros. moved the release date for Dune from December 18, 2020, to October 2021. The studio seems intent on waiting until people are willing to pack movie theaters again before they release big-budget movies. I’m not sure that day will ever come. Going to the theater to consume media is an antiquated method. It …

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Donald Trump tells people not to be afraid of COVID-19

Donald Trump tells people not to be afraid of COVID-19

President Donald J. Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 this past Friday. On Saturday, he was rushed by helicopter to nearby Walter Reed Military Medical Center. A special team treated him of doctors. Trump was treated with Regeneron’s experimental antibody therapy, not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Regeneron provided the drug after …

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