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

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Today’s news is all about showing our friends we’re thinking of them by bringing back the charm of the snail mail: Nebraska Board of Education rejects motion to permanently scrap writing health education standards, Nebraska Medicine resumes elective surgeries and procedures, and Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen sends a PowerPoint presentation resisting 2020 election 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 resuming elective surgeries and procedures that were pushed back following the coronavirus outbreak, but a Bryan Health doctor says the fight against COVID-19 isn’t over yet.
  • There is still an effort to get people in North Omahan vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Lawmakers hope to make deep tax cuts — but the cost of COVID-19, especially caring for vulnerable Nebraskans, could stop them in their tracks.
  • From case counts to intensive care capacity, here are 12 graphs representing the coronavirus in Omaha and Nebraska.

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Each week, Anton Johnson selects notable agenda items from the Omaha City Council and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. View the full City Council and Board of Commissioners agendas for Tuesday, February 8, and tune in here for Douglas County Council at 9 a.m. and Omaha City Council at 2 p.m. Tuesday.


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