Coronavirus: Must-See Daily Briefings


Updated Saturday, March 28, 2020

I can’t recall the last time I praised a Republican — probably ‘cuz I never have! — but Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine is doing an exemplary job in addressing the Coronavirus crisis.

Most days at 2:00 PM DeWine conducts a press briefing presenting the latest news and updates concerning Coronavirus in general and Ohio’s status specifically. Information is clear, direct, candid, interesting, and very helpful.

Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Health for the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), is wonderful. She gives even Dr. Anthony Fauci a run for his money, and he’s terrific. You’ve no doubt seen him. Dr. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the one bright light each day at the otherwise counter-productive White White briefings. He’s seemingly inexhaustible as he makes the rounds to all the national interview shows.

These daily press briefings are not brief! But they are worth every minute. Following below are the verbatim briefings starting with Sunday, March 15 when DeWine ordered closure of all bars and restaurants in Ohio. Other states quickly followed suit.

For more information, go to:

The Daily Press Briefings

For the coming period, each day I will add the latest available press briefing. This post will be appear at the top of my blog ahead of everything else.

Latest video at top
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Press briefing starts about a minute and a half into the video.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Governor DeWine announces a ‘Stay at Home’ Order for Ohio effective Monday, March 23 at 11:59 PM and continuing through at least April 6. Read and download the Stay Home Order here.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

This video goes black and breaks up briefly at 2 or 3 points. Just let it play. It’ll be fine again in a moment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Title image is an enhanced video screen grab.

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  1. Jay says:

    DeWine called out Cleveland cops for their carnage; cleared all their languishing rape kits; nowndealing with Corona. 👍

    • Bob Laycock says:

      DeWine is definitely interesting! He’s an opponent of abortion rights, fought same-sex marriage all the way to the Supreme Court, and appears to support Right to Work. Then once elected governor, though, he turned around and immediately issued an order banning discrimination against state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

      He’s been especially good in the current crisis where his statements and actions stand in stark contrast to Washington under Trump. It’s difficult, though, because actions he’s taking are hurting many workers including some friends — but regrettably I don’t see where there’s any choice right now but to do things such as closing bars and restaurants. People’s lives are at stake in this pandemic if we carry on normally. What should happen, of course, is that workers be held completely harmless financially during this social crisis. It’s not DeWine’s fault exactly, not personally, but protecting workers is not what we do in capitalist society.

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