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Alarming rise in U.S. coronavirus cases as states roll back lockdowns

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By MIKE STOBBE

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the virus is spreading again and will continue to do so but at least people have their "personal freedoms". Praise the lord and pass me my shotgun....

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In the US over 2,000,000 cases. 115,000 deaths. The virus is still spreading. Who knows what will happen next. The economy is in shambles.

That the virus originated in China is pretty hard to deny.

That US leaders were so ill-prepared to handle it, were so late in taking action and have bungled it in so many ways is on them. Their mistakes will forever be part of their respective legacies.

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Let the protests continue until the US develops herd immunity....

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So much for “it will disappear like a miracle.” If only we had some Hydroxy...Oh wait...

And another 100,000 dead by September. This is what government incompetence looks like .

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Trump's legacy is going to be the president who oversaw the deaths of over 100,000 American's due to this virus. No one is going to remember much of anything else either!

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America is looking more and more like a 3rd world country.

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Yep here it is.

Another: President Donald Trump this week said he’s planning to hold rallies that may draw thousands of people

riots and looting in the street By thousands was encouraged for nearly 2 weeks. The day it was done, right back to corona.

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Trump called on states to end their restrictions. The deaths are going to rise.

The recent protests following George Floyd's death are also going to lead to more deaths.

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It seems to me America needs comprehensive lockdowns for years. No countries would accept American tourists this year and next year.

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The day it was done, right back to corona.

You keep making these weird claims about the virus having disappeared, in clear denial of the fact that cases are spiking.

Aren’t you glad your team swayed public opinion into thinking the whole virus was just a democrat hoax?

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A Harvard expert said that the death toll could reach 200,000 by September.

Trump called on states to end their restrictions. The deaths are going to rise.

The recent protests following George Floyd's death are also going to lead to more deaths.

I agree! Let's see how that RNC convention goes!

It seems to me America needs comprehensive lockdowns for years. No countries would accept American tourists this year and next year.

trump for the most has been shunned by business professionals and social circles for decades. Now he planned to make the US as miserable a country as he is a human being.

Misery loves company!

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How many actually dead of corona, not simply their death certificates saying so.

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How many actually dead of corona, not simply their death certificates saying so.

As the owner of this particular niche conspiracy, perhaps you could tell us? How many non-corona deaths do you believe were classed as corona?

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There were no political rallies during the reopening period. But there was looting in the streets daily for 2 weeks.

While I confirmed with the liberal team here daily that coronavirus had not magically disappeared as I claimed. The Dem governor of Michigan claimed "the cause" more important than stay at home order.

yet there were the Dems, rioting and looting. No Dem leadership saying "hey you might want to consider staying at home". Now they trying to say "Trump reopen policies" caused this new increase in cases? yeah riiiiiiight.

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perfectly legal and peaceful. Unlike Dems hitting police in the head with rocks, burning, looting.

Yeah, that’s exactly what they were demanding with guns at the legislature.

I wonder how the new Antifa led autonomous zone in Seattle will handle coronavirus. I do notice the first thing they did was build a wall, enforce border security and start a "stop and frisk" policy. Which is quite hilarious to me considering the liberal position on walls, immigration and illegal searches.

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People in the US are dying to get the country open.....literally. If only Trump and other stupid (mostly Republican) politicians would listen to experts who've spent their whole lives researching specific topics. Trump's 'stable genius' hunches are a death sentence for many. The words 'unstable maniac' seem far more appropriate.

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In the US over 2,000,000 cases. 115,000 deaths. The virus is still spreading. Who knows what will happen next. The economy is in shambles.

Yet you were one of the biggest supporters on here for the protests. Thousands upon thousands of people walking shoulder to shoulder for many hours a day. You never mentioned any concern for African Americans who make up 30% of Covid deaths though they made up over 50% of protestors. We know you hate Trump more than anything because that is all you seem to talk about. However what are your thoughts on other humans and Americans on a whole? I am neither a supporter of the democrat or republican party but trying to learn your thought process for a research paper.

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I made sure to confirm every single day that people here understood that the coronavirus was not gone yet. I said it magically disappeared and I was insistently told no, and mocked. Its still out there, they said and gave me data to prove it wasnt gone.

Yet they were in full support of the riots. Knowing full well that it would spread coronavirus and start a whole new outbreak.

They didnt care. just like all the Dems and CNN who are now back to the narrative after a 2 week delay. I am sure we will see Fauci again tomorrow on liberal TV.

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The economy is in shambles. 

But quickly coming back.

That US leaders were so ill-prepared to handle it, were so late in taking action and have bungled it in so many ways is on them. Their mistakes will forever be part of their respective legacies.

To Partisans liberals, probably.

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Cases rising?....just take the tried and tested , " unique" Japanese LDP way.....reduce your testing to 10% of what you are doing now and voila, enjoy some impressive numbers.

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I agree! Let's see how that RNC convention goes! 

Should be ok, look at all the rioters and looters, they’re fine.

trump for the most has been shunned by business professionals and social circles for decades.

But still made millions and built business

Now he planned to make the US as miserable a country as he is a human being. 

Sorry, but the only people that are making the US a miserable hell hole are the people right now destroying the city, want to defund the police and don’t want people to work and pay their bills defacing it and tearing down the country isn’t a nice and noble thing.

Misery loves company!

The Antifa dream.

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Unlike Dems hitting police in the head with rocks, burning, looting.

Um, you realize that all the intelligence agencies are saying that by far it was right-wing agitators out there, don't you?

Actually, probably not. I'm sure your elites don't let that information into your fake-news MSM bubble.

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I made sure to confirm every single day that people here understood that the coronavirus was not gone yet. I said it magically disappeared and I was insistently told no, and mocked. Its still out there, they said and gave me data to prove it wasnt gone.

And we've been proven right! Thanks for pointing that out so clearly.

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Yes, which also proves the Dem leadership doesnt care about American lives when it suits their narrative to have thousands of people burning, looting and murdering.

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I hope Japan keeps its borders close to America.

Dont let any flight in from america.

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The American economy is in official recession and won’t recover before the November ballot. The Wall Street market dropped on the COVID-19 increases.

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LOL, the media has rediscovered Corona, after it took a break for some rioting. What a heck of clever virus!

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LOL, the media has rediscovered Corona, after it took a break for some rioting. What a heck of clever virus!

Where did you get that silly idea? The whole world was literally reporting Corona virus every day, alongside the anti-Trump America riots. Even on this very site.

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Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer.

What? Well, I shocked, just shocked....

One Trump supporter here claimed just two days ago that the virus had "magically disappeared" - just like Donald the Dimwit said....

Of course that same day, over 18K new people were diagnosed and over 450 had died over the preceding 24 hours...

Now more cases are emerging...

Magically disappeared? The only things that have disappeared are Trump supporter's brains...

Hope they didn't pitch all their Clorox...

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Yes, which also proves the Dem leadership doesnt care about American lives when it suits their narrative to have thousands of people burning, looting and murdering.

Once again, you're complaining that the American people listened to you. Sorry, what is the whine about this time? I'm unclear. Why are you whining about people following what you said to do?

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Trump is to hold his first re-election campaign rally for several months in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery. 

The rally will take place on 19 June, known as "Juneteenth".

In May and June 1921 a white mob attacked the prosperous black neighbourhood of Greenwood, known as the "Black Wall Street", with guns and explosives - killing up to 300 people and destroying about 1,000 businesses and homes.

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The American economy is in official recession and won’t recover before the November ballot. The Wall Street market dropped on the COVID-19 increases.

Trump is sinking in the polls and most worryingly for him, his approval rating on the economy is now down to 50%.

Dangerous territory.

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"Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifts state's stay-at-home order"

“While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19,” Whitmer said in a statement, as The Associated Press reported.

Guess who was out in the street soon after, not social distancing at all?

"Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defends breaking social distancing for unity march: "important to show support"

But hey some good news: "Gov. Whitmer said they had ample access to hand sanitizer during the march."

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Guess who was out in the street soon after, not social distancing at all?

"Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defends breaking social distancing for unity march: "important to show support"

And you have every right to be outraged that she dared do what you said the governors should do.

You are Outraged. Be Angry. Go with it.

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You know good and well that no one was told to go riot, loot and murder in the street. Dems needed that for the political optics. so they sent people out in the street to get coronavirus and spread it around some more.

Why are you whining about people following what you said to do?

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Riots, looting and murder are not go back to work to open the American economy. Even for Democrats.

You dont work with thousands of people shoulder to shoulder with no social distancing.

Too bad that you refuse to own the hypocrisy of Dems as it relates to coronavirus. Thats fine, you cant vote and the voters can clearly see what is going on.

And you have every right to be outraged that she dared do what you said the governors should do.

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Thanks protesters.

We almost had the virus beat.

Back to square one.

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Presidential Press Conference today...

Mr President, contrary to your comment on the virus "disappearing", it is now re-surging across the country - has it really disappeared?

"I never said that"...

Mr President, what do you recommend these states do to stem these increased cases?

"Inject disinfectant....wait a minute - I never said that"....

Mr President, do you really plan to hold a campaign rally with the virus still so dangerous?

"No problem, Pastor Copeland will come out first and "blow the virus away"....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CMgcLO9jH4

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so they sent people out in the street to get coronavirus and spread it around some more.

Just a few days ago you said this

’I hope 1 million people do gather there. Just to put the final nail in the coronavirus narrative when no one gets sick in 2 weeks’

Flippety flopflop

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The US should test every single citizen according to the experts on this website.

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Um, you realize that all the intelligence agencies are saying that by far it was right-wing agitators out there, don't you?

The same people that sit without a doubt that Trump colluded with the Russians....ok....lol

Actually, probably not. I'm sure your elites don't let that information into your fake-news MSM bubble.

same ones that are saying these are peaceful protesters, have you seen Seattle? What a real crap hole.

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thats correct, Im honored you took the time to quote me.

Strange how liberals claim the protests have nothing to do whatsover with the coronavirus spikes. Totally ignoring that Dem leadership encouraged all of them to go out and do it, 1 million strong!

Its those lawful Americans who dared venture out of their homes on a holiday weekend who are responsible. the business owners, people who need to put food on the family table. They are at fault for this reemergence of corona.

Not violent criminals looting, murdering and rioting. couldnt have been them, they are so virtuous and brave.

’I hope 1 million people do gather there. Just to put the final nail in the coronavirus narrative when no one gets sick in 2 weeks’

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Guess who was out in the street soon after, not social distancing at all?

Mike Pence?

*Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday evening tweeted, and then deleted, a photo showing a large group of President Donald Trump's reelection campaign staff not wearing face masks or social distancing, *two recommendations of the coronavirus task force that Pence leads.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/10/politics/mike-pence-2020-election-coronavirus/index.html

What a leader...huh?

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Trump is to hold his first re-election campaign rally for several months in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery. 

Ok and?

The rally will take place on 19 June, known as "Juneteenth".

I see...and?

In May and June 1921 a white mob attacked the prosperous black neighbourhood of Greenwood, known as the "Black Wall Street", with guns and explosives - killing up to 300 people and destroying about 1,000 businesses and homes.

Ok and so what’s your point? None of us here were alive back then.

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Seattle? thats news to me! (says the clueless Dem governor)

Autonomous zone run by Antifa/BLM? always been that way (says the clueless Dem mayor)

So what will they do for coronavirus protection and treatment now that they are not part of the USA?

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They are afraid that Trump will celebrate the end of slavery with the black community on that day. Cant have that, old white men are not allowed to speak with or for the black community! Oh wait.....Joe.....never mind.

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We almost had the virus beat.

Great to see those who'd previously been virus deniers reverse opinions! Perhaps Putin acknowledging the virus was nasty could have influenced that turnaround?

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Seems to me that most people see the risk of staying in lockdown as greater than the risk of catching the virus and/ or getting sick from it.

And like most of the mainstream media fear-mongering about this virus, this article focuses on the number of infected people while barely touching on the number of deaths. And even then, there is no mention of the age groups, co-morbidities affecting those people in hospital or who have died with/of the virus (this latter distinction is critical for determining the death rate.) Now with the more and more people being tested but not falling ill, this shows the death rate to be lower and lower, suggesting the virus or different strains of it are not as serious as the establishment claims.

Can't have people being less scared now, can we? Makes them harder to control.

Even as I type this, I can see lots of Japanese people walk by my window and day by day there are more people not wearing masks, or have them tucked under their chin. And no-one in the coffee shop is wearing them except the staff. Interesting, especially in this country.

The CCP must be loving this. Accidentally or intentionally release a virus into the world and watch it psychologically ravage countries it doesn't like, while it (clumsily) prepares to come in and sell us a solution while picking up assets at distressed prices. Aided and abetted by useful idiots in the West.

And in the vein of Rahm Emmanual's "never letting a good crisis go to waste," some Western governments who aren't as friendly to freedom in deed as they once were in word (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada and probably plenty more) are restricting freedoms of movement and association while killing off business, apparently for our own good. All the while evidence emerges that this virus is only as dangerous or slightly worse than a flu season.

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@nomination I am neither a supporter of the democrat or republican party but trying to learn your thought process for a research paper.

I'm flattered you've taken a personal interest in me. But by claiming you know what I actually believe, you've already shown your bias. I guess by being biased that must mean you want your research accepted by some fringe/kook outfit, maybe something associated with Bannon, Alex Jones, Putin or one of his oligarchs.

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Trumpland learning that you can't just wish an epidemic away. What's more, the coronavirus doesn't vote Republican. Who knew?

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The same people that sit without a doubt that Trump colluded with the Russians

Which he very obviously did, and continues to do.

An impeached traitor. History won't be kind.

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Yes, the coronavirus is back with a vengeance as the Dem narrative to hurt American jobs, depress the economy and hopefully trick enough people into voting for Joe Biden by mail.

Restart the death counts, put Fauci back on TV, everyone stay at home once again.

Just pretend all those riots never happened and lets blame Americans who dared to step out of their house on the holiday weekend for any increase in cases. All hail the righteous, virtuous, coronavirus exempt, protesters- with a special shout out to warlord Raz in the CHAZ autonomous zone.

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"But"? OK, thanks for agreeing with me...

I didn’t.

Read David Duke's statement again...do you support Duke? Yes or no...

Why is it that Democrats worship a former Grand Wizard and call him a mentor, why is that? I’m so perplexed by that.

One more - thanks for agreeing with me...

Sorry, I didn’t .

You agree with what Rush said? Yes or no...

Please my question, it’s odd that Democrats would worship a Grand Wizard, right?

A statement that will stick to him just like big scarlet "I" (for impeachment)....

As well as the magnanimous “A” (for Acquittal) for life.

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Trump was a former democrat party member and donated too. Pelosi would visit him to pick up the checks.

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Sure you did, just admit it - everyone saw what you said; "Yes, but what about"....

Sorry, because it had nothing to do with Trump then that would’ve been a mission, what I was referring to is why do the Democrats try to deflect from their own racism and racist idols.

The question was, do you agree with him, yes or no...

But seriously why is it that Democrats want to honor and worship Robert Byrd? Why? He was a Klansman. Why hold him in high regard?

Wow, pretty blatant dodge - do you agree with what Rush said - yes or no...

No dodge from here, but I think you don’t want to answer, why is that? Why do you give these liberals a pass?

Of course "A" can stand for something else - something more accurate..

Yes, as in impeachment=acquitted.

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Thanks protesters.

We almost had the virus beat.

Back to square one.

You were constantly playing the seriousness of this virus down and saying people should just get on with their lives before the protests. Now it seems the idea of a public health emergency is high on your list.

Make your mind up.

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Basically what people are saying is that it was unnecessary to have these protests during a pandemic.

It is worth it to restart the economy and try get back to work. safely, in small groups, with a phased approach and with social distancing.

What was so critical about these riots that they must be held when the pandemic was well on its way to being over?

Oh, its critical to Dem narratives to try to get Biden elected. So yeah, lets do it! no Dems told anyone to stay home, after months of calling anyone who stepped outside a Grandma killer.

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Basically what people are saying is that it was unnecessary to have these protests during a pandemic.

The president told everyone it’s ok to go outside and that the pandemic is over. They listened. This one is on you guys.

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Thanks protesters.

We almost had the virus beat.

Back to square one.

No no no, we all know viruses can't be transmitted by protesting. Opening your business to feed your family is bad, but looting a business is good...

But seriously... one thing that contributed to the high number of deaths were policies by certain governors (e.g., Cuomo and Whitmer) who initially insisted on placing infected people in nursing homes. Eventually they figured out it was a bad (stupid) idea and but it does seem like many still haven't figured out that these "protests" are just as bad.

How many actually dead of corona, not simply their death certificates saying so.

As the owner of this particular niche conspiracy, perhaps you could tell us? How many non-corona deaths do you believe were classed as corona?

This is not a "conspiracy theory", you can hear US officials here state that anyone who dies with the virus is automatically listed as a Covid19 death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEQGs12dQ70&t=7s

I bet the only person that died with the virus that is not listed as a Covid19 death is George Floyd.

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Basically what people are saying is that it was unnecessary to have these protests during a pandemic.

It sounds like while you were supportive of people getting on with their lives this didn’t stretch to people doing what you personally disagree with.

Get on with your lives or not. Which is it?

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Dems needed that for the political optics. so they sent people out in the street to get coronavirus and spread it around some more.

Wow. This was a serious comment. It’s pretty much indistinguishable from a statement I would make when making fun of them by pretending to be one of them.

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Yes, the coronavirus is back with a vengeance as the Dem narrative to hurt American jobs, depress the economy and hopefully trick enough people into voting for Joe Biden by mail.

A timely reminder that voting by mail is a democratic right. Attempting to remove or dilute that right is an attempt to rig the election.

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Remember when Trump and his supporters said the virus had "magically disappeared"?

Well someone didn't get the memo;

Supporters of President Donald Trump will soon be able to attend one of his signature, raucous campaign rallies again after a months long hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — but first, they must agree not to sue the campaign if they contract the virus after the event.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/11/trump-rally-sue-campaign-coronavirus-exposure-314353

That's right Trump supporters - the virus has disappeared, but if you catch it at a Trump rally, forget about suing Trump to help with your medical bills...

Better make sure you have plenty of Clorox...

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Let the protests continue until the US develops herd immunity....

and then the US will approach that 2 million estimated dead as a result, does anybody other than Trump think that's acceptable

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No no no, we all know viruses can't be transmitted by protesting. Opening your business to feed your family is bad, but looting a business is good...

millions of people in states that reopened were at beaches and parks way before the protests even began.

Opening too early is the real problem and the spike in cases is proof of that. 2nd wave inbound

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Opening too early is the real problem and the spike in cases is proof of that. 2nd wave inbound

Can't wait for the rallies to start.

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Oh, its critical to Dem narratives to try to get Biden elected. So yeah, lets do it! 

and yet states like Texas and Florida that opened early are see the highest spike in cases. 2nd wave inbound, herd immunity engaged. better get those refrigerated containers ready

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those states were perfectly fine until the riots. We didnt hear anything 2 weeks after they reopened on May 1st.

millions of people in states that reopened were at beaches and parks way before the protests even began.

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