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U.S. reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in single day; hits new global record

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The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states.

A surge in coronavirus cases over the past week has put President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis under the microscope and led several governors to halt plans to reopen their states after strict lockdowns.

The daily U.S. tally stood at 55,274 late Thursday, topping the previous single-day record of 54,771 set by Brazil on June 19.

Coronavirus cases are rising in 37 out of 50 U.S. states including Florida, which confirmed more than 10,000 new cases on Thursday. That marked the state's largest daily spike so far and a level that exceeded single-day tallies from any European country at the height of the outbreak there.

California, another epicenter, saw positive tests climb 37% with hospitalizations up 56% over the past two weeks.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican who has previously resisted calls to make face masks mandatory, on Thursday ordered them to be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases.

"In the past few weeks, there has been a swift and substantial spike in coronavirus cases," Abbott said in a videotaped message. "We need to refocus on slowing the spread. But this time, we want to do it without closing down Texas again."

Texas reported nearly 8,000 new cases on Thursday.

New infections were rising in 37 out of 50 U.S. states in the past 14 days compared with the two weeks prior, according to a Reuters analysis. The United States has now recorded nearly 129,000 deaths, nearly a quarter of the known global total.

The wave of new cases has several governors halting or back-pedaling on plans to reopen their states after months of strict lockdowns, closing beaches and canceling fireworks displays over the upcoming Independence Day weekend.

"We are not out of this crisis. We are still in the first wave of this crisis. It requires some level of personal responsibility," California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said at a daily briefing on the pandemic.

Earlier on Thursday, Kansas required face coverings after a 46% spike in infections there last week.

Joe Biden, Trump's expected rival for the presidency in November, slammed him on Thursday.

"Quit claiming victory with almost 15 million Americans still out of work because of the crisis. Quit ignoring the reality of this pandemic and the horrifying loss of American life," Biden said in a campaign speech.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was in Florida on Thursday, where he met with Governor Ron DeSantis and expressed support for the governor's "prudent steps" to slow the spread of the virus.

Earlier, Pence said he and Trump supported decisions to pause reopenings but added that he saw no need for a national mandate for face coverings.

While some of the increases may be explained by expanded testing, other indicators are grim, too, including hospitalizations and positive test rates. Over the past two weeks, the percentage of positive tests has doubled in Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina and Ohio. In Nevada, it has tripled. In Idaho, it is five times higher.

In Texas, where cases in the past two weeks have swelled from around 2,400 a day to almost 8,100 on Wednesday, the positive rate ballooned from 8% to 14.5%. In Arizona, it has gone from 5.7% to 10.3%.

Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases for the first time Thursday. That is six times higher than the daily count of less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths for the second time in a week and 325 new hospitalizations, one of the biggest 24-hour jumps in Florida yet. Georgia likewise saw its biggest single-day increase yet, nearly 3,500 cases.

“I’m discouraged because we didn’t act fast enough to shut things down, and we could have done a much better job getting a handle on the virus," said Megan Archer, a 39-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, Florida, who lost her job with a county parks department during the outbreak.

Several Northeastern states have seen new infections slow down significantly, including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey, which allowed its Atlantic City casinos to reopen Thursday, though with no smoking, drinking or eating.

Pennsylvania, an outlier among Northeastern states, reported its highest one-day total of new cases since May, with more than 830, over one-quarter of them in Pittsburgh's Allegheny County.

Other states, like Colorado, a major summer destination where increases in infections have been less dramatic, are keeping a close eye on their neighbors.

“I’ve been watching that map. ... We're well aware of what’s going on around us and we’re very anxious,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. “The next couple of weeks are critical.”

President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

The U.S. has reported at least 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 dead, the highest toll in the world. Globally there have been 10.7 million confirmed cases and over 517,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins’ count. The true toll is believed to be significantly higher, in part because of limited testing and mild cases that have been missed.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

That looks like the exact opposite of confidence.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

As long as an incompetent leader but competent criminal is running the country the problem will continue.

21 ( +28 / -7 )

Nothing new regarding case as it was expected months ago, However though many are testing positive those who actually develop the symptoms of COVID are low. Wish the media would stop the hype and fake news give us real facts, real world news and get out of the lawyer business by twisting words just to make a story seem real or misleading headlines. People need to start helping each other vs bad mouthing the leadership and accept responsibility vs passing the buck.

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And yet the pandemic deniers persist, as do the Trump defenders who continue to echo his 'not responsible for that'.

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Turns out public health has a liberal bias.

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Wish the media would stop the hype and fake news give us real facts, real world news

And when the alt right can't defend their beloved authoritarian they attack something they call 'The media', which in their jargon has come to mean 'outlets that won't bow down to the authoritarian and that present opinions different from Trump and Putin's'.

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Trump cares more about his Twitter account than people’s lives. It took him months to respond to the pandemic and a few weeks to be bored by it. Yet, two days after Twitter flagged two of his tweets, Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies and said he would shut down Twitter if he could.

14 ( +20 / -6 )

PTwonsend.

The 'Alt right' just old whine in a supposedly new bottle. There is nothing alt about it.

They're just right wing: cynical, ill-informed, blind, and blustering.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

That looks like the exact opposite of confidence.

If you watch the whole interview you get a different impression.

Trump cares more about his Twitter account than people’s lives. It took him months to respond to the pandemic

Nope, Trump took action Jan.31 in shutting down travel from China and Biden called him a bigot for that.

-20 ( +5 / -25 )

The conservatives are blaming the protestors, almost all who were and are, wearing masks and not the millions of people who refused to wear masks, social distance and generally endangered every one else.

In my region of 6 million people, there were perhaps 10,000 protestors, yet until just 2 weeks ago, half the entire regional population were not wearing masks.

Yet somehow millions equals several thousands.

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Nope, Trump took action Jan.31 

If you want, score one for Trump. But since then under Trump's watch more than 125,000 have died from what many are calling Covid45. And the economy is in shambles, perhaps never again able to reach the stability it had during President Obama's terms.

The list of Trump's failures mount as the country under his watch continues to sink to even lower levels, levels not seen in decades.

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Good job to the Trump ers and Republican Governors like DeSantis who truly are "Making America Great Again" (for viruses). All of the deaths are on your hands, as well as the hands of your supporters.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

The 'Alt right' just old whine in a supposedly new bottle. There is nothing alt about it.

I have a different opinion. I don't think they're just the run-of-the-mill rightwingers who've long been with us. I think they're closer to what Europe saw in the 1930s.

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As of today, the number of American deaths has reached 130,000.

Daily number of deaths did not fall and stay below 500 per day and is edging back up to 1000 per day.

Do the math. It's a disaster.

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If you watch the whole interview you get a different impression.

Just checked it out. Impression is still the same. His manner might seem confident but there is nothing confident about the words.

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Typical alt right response. No ability to defend their authoritarian hero, instead attack his critics.

Or they try to distract by changing the subject like their "Dear Leader" who turning the US into a 3rd-world country!

Nope, Trump took action Jan.31 in shutting down travel from China and Biden called him a bigot for that.

No need for any of us to waste our time rebutting all the alternative facts coming from the Trumpards.

All any has to do is refer them to FactCheck website to prove our point.

I have a question for all the Trump supporters:

With all the infections, deaths, high unemployment, 3 mile wall not paid by Mexico, no replacing Obamacare, and worsening economy, I wonder if @rgcivilian1 and the rest are tired of all this winning, yet!

Oh my......................

10 ( +14 / -4 )

People need to start helping each other vs bad mouthing the leadership 

What leadership? From the guy so busy tweeting all day about personal grudges and praising himself? Whose strategy for the country now is to just sit on his ass and literally just hope it will disappear?

There is no leadership to bad mouth.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Nope, Trump took action Jan.31 in shutting down travel from China 

The only action Trump ever takes is theatrical gestures, normally involving blocking something or other. He loves flight bans (Muslims, Chinese, whatever).

OK - we could argue that a flight ban bought a little bit of time because it meant that the virus had to come via other places (Europe).

He had a few weeks head start. And he squandered that lead - he thought he had COVID-19 licked - he liked the numbers just where they were. But they didn't stay there. And soon enough the virus landed in the cosmopolitan cities. Now it has spread to the more insular states.

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A free market based on profits is not a good solution for pandemic health care when shortages exist. It just causes every hospital and clinic to compete against every other hospital and clinic for limited supplies. That's one of the failures of the US system.

The US just isn't setup to have central control over any health-related stuff. Doesn't matter if a boob is in the Presidency or if the most qualified people are, though a boob isn't helping.

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The corona death rate in Florida is 0.04 percent, as an example. More cases fewer deaths nearly everywhere.

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@Blacklabel

Unemployment is down. Economy is up. Wall is over 200 miles long, corona death rate is are way down. At least try to stop spreading misinformation, that would be “winning” for you.

but ................................Oh, my...................................

Blacklabel wrote:

but to save all of you from arguing the whole rest of the day. Trump has not built 200 miles of new wall.

https://japantoday.com/category/world/Trump-visits-border-wall-in-Arizona-as-coronavirus-cases-surge-in-more-than-10-states

Actually he only built 4 miles, and unemployment is at a nice (Trump pats himself on the back) 11%. We also lucky because only 130,000 deaths so far, and infections and deaths are continuing.

LOL...It looks like you should take your own advice!

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Blacklabel wrote:

Some can only defend their positions using alt facts and 'intentional misinformations' plus attacking enemies only they can see.

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Unemployment is down. Economy is up.

Unemployment could hardly get much worse, but still a very long way from where it was pre-pandemic. The same can be said of the economy.

Saying that things were not quite as bad as they were is hardly winning.

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It's dumbfounding to hear the news reporting that X number of jobs were "created" in June. Over 10% of permanent jobs are now gone forever and the reduction in unemployment was just people returning to work.

Goldman Sachs released a report today that if the administration had simply mandated face masks in February it would have saved over $1 trillion in economic damage and the GDP drop would have been smaller and we'd be on the real road to opening up.

Instead, the Trump & Pence clown show of turning masks into a political statement and mocking reporters for wearing them destroyed and economy that did not have to be destroyed.

They turned a fender-bender into a catastrophic, fatal head-on collision.

And the US isn't even close to the peak yet.

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So we have 50,000 a day in the US versus 195 yesterday in Japan and 107 in Tokyo. Anybody think the parameters, definitions, and classification are the same?

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Thank your beloved "expert" Fauci for that.

if the administration had simply mandated face masks in February

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

Look at the map of the protests.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Floyd_protests_in_Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, an outlier among Northeastern states, reported its highest one-day total of new cases since May, with more than 830, over one-quarter of them in Pittsburgh's Allegheny County.

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And when the alt right can't defend their beloved authoritarian they attack something they call 'The media', which in their jargon has come to mean 'outlets that won't bow down to the authoritarian and that present opinions different from Trump and Putin's'.

Russia again? Yaaawwn....

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

What is the problem? Donald Trump said he wanted to make America Great Again! And he is making America Great Again! Just not the way you may have thought.

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Thousands still dying every day in the US and some GOP fans think things are going well. When will they (and Trump) face reality and wake up? Didn't Trump say the US might hit 60,000 deaths a while back? He has been completely wrong all along, just like the rest of his pathetic presidency.

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I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.

Smh, oh my.... tee hee.

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IMHO, fighting covid19 requires unity and cooperation, something Trump doesn't promote very well (if at all). I agree, it's a federalist system of government, therefore each state is responsible for their own well being (Trump is not responsible). But that doesn't mean the president can go about dividing the country during pandemic for selfish political gains.

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So after cheering for the zero social distance BLM riots where the virus was all forgotten, the media is back to harping about Corona. Pathetic.

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Peter Neill

Goldman Sachs released a report today that if the administration had simply mandated face masks in February

In February, while Nancy Pelosi was out inviting everybody to come to Chinatown and Joe Biden called the travel ban xenophobic? Got to love the selective memory. Btw, intl face mask supply was by then severely restricted because production was mostly in China and not released. All forgotten...

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well to be fair, the Russian bounties fell apart (Schiff was briefed, not Trump), Biden came out of the basement to tell us he is taking cognitive tests often (results please?), the Bolton book is out (and forgotten) and the jobs numbers exceed all expectations. nothing else to protest about, as people are being arrested for their crimes of the last few weeks.

NFL isnt playing (No Kapernick), NBA isnt playing (No Lebron/China), MLB not playing, no anthem or kneeling or BLM narratives to be created. CHOP was dismantled after "peaceful" murders of Black Americans.

What else can they talk about except corona? Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

https://www.foxnews.com/

See how long it takes you to find COVID information on the front page. Right now it's under the "NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games" article.

Keep scrolling down. You'll eventually see it.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Sh1mon

Very true. A pandemic affects all people so the US needs someone who people trust and someone can unify them (at least for the fight against Covid-19). As we can all see, that someone is definitely not Donald Trump. He can only divide and pit people against people, hence the situation the US is in.

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You lefties encouraged people to get out and protest for BLM, and at the same time pour scorn on people for not social distancing and staying home. You can’t have it both ways.

Anyway, since that early spike of deaths (significantly helped along by Democratic gov Cuomo) caused by shipping infected patients off to nursing homes, the deaths rate has been falling. More testing is just showing large numbers of people who are asymptomatic Or showing mild symptoms, suggesting this virus is either waning in potency, or people who consider themselves at high risk are staying home themselves and the health industry is helping to protect them from catching the virus, or both. Or it has never been a major threat to the vast majority of us.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

Closes eyes and says, ''I hope it sort of just disappears soon. I hope it sort of just disappears soon. I hope it sort of just disappears soon. There. That should do it.''

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, the media is back to 

continuing to report on topical issues from a full array of perspectives. Same as it ever was.

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You lefties encouraged people to get out and protest for BLM, and at the same time pour scorn on people for not social distancing and staying home. You can’t have it both ways.

Nah, that's just something you heard somewhere else, liked the sound of it, and now paste it all over message boards.

I'm guessing the massive spike in my home state is due to businesses opening up again, especially places like bars, gyms, and restaurants. Seems that number of people doing that would dwarf any protests that we had.

But that's just me.

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Nah it was protests. But please keep blaming regular Americans and their families and children. Voters will remember this Dem message that riots are virtuous but daily life is selfish and will kill Grandma.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast.

Our nation is under attack - we are at war. Over 130K dead is more than Korea and Vietnam combined. Just look at the ever-growing totals of infected or dead. We are LOSING the war...

Yet our imbecile of a President can't turn his attention to fighting our enemy, but only whine about why "no one loves him", or that the statue of Andrew Jackson needs a 24 hour guard.

Now after ignoring the virus, then calling it a "hoax", then saying it was "contained", then bumbling the response, he has now just "waived the white flag", he's quit, thrown in the towel...

It's clear Trump has no idea how to confront our enemy and craft a successful strategy to defeat it. He's admitted it - he doesn't talk about the virus, he doesn't tweet about it - he is now in his own little world where the virus has "disappeared"....

Well Mr President, you obviously have not talked to your good friend, Trump supporter, and person who attended your rally last week Herman Cain - maybe because he is now in the hospital with COVID....

https://time.com/5862608/herman-cain-coronavirus-positive/

This is what Trump wants for you Trump supporters - cheering him on from an ICU bed....

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Nah it was protests

That has been repeatedly alleged by some partisan extremists, though they've never been able to provide supporting evidence beyond their say-so. These are the same people who said the gun waving personal-injury attorneys were BLM supporting Democrats when in fact they were Trump supporting Republicans. Among numerous other altered facts.

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Look at the map of Pennsylvania protests I provided. All over the state, thousands of people at a time 2-3 weeks before coronavirus spike. Just one example of many.

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PTownsend: That has been repeatedly alleged by some partisan extremists, though they've never been able to provide supporting evidence beyond their say-so.

They wanted businesses to open up. By blaming protesters they found a way to absolve themselves from any responsibility in their position. Somehow a small number of protesters did more damage than everyone in the state going out at the same time.

That's their story and they're sticking to it. Don't try to change their minds, just remind them that presenting positions that even they don't support is a sign that they're on the wrong side.

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The businesses opened for 5 weeks with no corona spike. May 1 to first week of June.

what makes these protests magical, special or unique that they would not spread the virus but a child bday party would?

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Liberals fight Trump with all their “might”. Scared to death to say even one critical word about Antifa or BLM. Won’t even “suggest” that they should have not publicly gathered like they did.

why so scared? Maybe cause you know they aren’t as “peaceful” as you claim?

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Look at the map of Pennsylvania protests I provided. All over the state, thousands of people at a time 2-3 weeks before coronavirus spike. Just one example of many.

Instead of trying (and failing) to deflect, why don't you focus on the comments in the article;

In a major retreat that illustrated how dire things have become in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the wearing of masks across most of the state after refusing until recently to let even local governments impose such rules.

I assume you know the definition of the word "retreat"?

The surge has been blamed in part on Americans not covering their faces or following other social distancing rules as states lifted their lockdowns over the past few weeks.

You know, not wearing a mask or distancing - like our President... If you need an example, just look at the Tulsa Rally - and then ask Herman Cain...

The U.S. recorded 50,700 new cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. That represents a doubling of the daily total over the past month and is higher even than what the country witnessed during the most lethal phase of the crisis in April and May,

Higher than in April and Many - this is called LOSING...

All but 10 states are showing an upswing in newly reported cases over the past 14 days, according to data compiled by the volunteer COVID Tracking Project. The outbreaks are most severe in Arizona, Texas and Florida

Repub Gov, Repub Gov, Repub Gov...who all followed Trump's advice to "open early"...

Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases for the first time Thursday. That is six times higher than the daily count of less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths for the second time in a week and 325 new hospitalizations, one of the biggest 24-hour jumps in Florida yet. Georgia likewise saw its biggest single-day increase yet, nearly 3,500 cases.

Two Red States - or more accurately, WERE Red States - after this utter disaster by these two Repub Governors, they'll go blue and stay that way...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed confident the virus would soon subside, telling Fox Business: "I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”

The only "hope" we have Mr President is if you resign immediately - unfortunately there's no hope for the 130K fellow Americans who are already gone due to your incompetence...

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The subject is corona and what from 2-3 weeks ago caused these spikes.

Sitting here quietly watching black do everything he can to change the subject.)

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Yes forced by the reckless actions of the protesters. was no spike prior to that.

I assume you know the definition of the word "retreat"?

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Abbott, who in May began one of the most aggressive reopening schedules of any governor, ordered the wearing of masks in all counties with at least 20 COVID-19 cases.

So, Trump supporters, Repub Gov Abbott has just ordered mask wear for areas in Texas with surging virus cases...

But Trump re-tweeted this last week;

*President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Thursday that argued the mandated use of face masks to control the spread of the coronavirus represents a *"culture of silence, slavery, and social death."

The argument against masks was made by a right-wing columnist in The Federalist, a conservative online publication, and claimed that mandating the safety measure was "anti-American" and signaled "indefinite government expansion."

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-shares-tweet-that-says-masks-represent-slavery-and-social-death-2020-5

So Trump supporters, is wearing a mask "anti-American"? Yes or no...

If yes, isn't this Repub Governor guilty of spreading "silence, slavery, and social death"? Yes or no...

Or is Trump wrong and wearing a mask a prudent safety measure to control the virus? Yes or no...

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There would be no need for mask wearing it nor for China and the spike caused by these reckless protests

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It is each persons choice to wear a mask if it was each persons choice to protest. Which liberals claim it was despite now seeing the consequences of that choice.

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There would be no need for mask wearing it nor for China and the spike caused by these reckless protests

It is each persons choice to wear a mask if it was each persons choice to protest. Which liberals claim it was despite now seeing the consequences of that choice.

The question was;

Trump believes wearing a mask is "anti-American"...do you agree? Yes or no...

The Repub Governor of Texas has ordered mandatory mask wear - is this wrong and "anti-American"? Yes or no...

Do you support mask wear? Yes or no...

Three easy questions - just need a "yes" or "no" to each....

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Or is Trump wrong and wearing a mask a prudent safety measure to control the virus? Yes or no...

Trump is wrong, which is quite obvious to anyone who processes information without bias. Those who are supporting Trump will not stop believing in him, no matter how consequentially and ridiculously stupid he is.

What do these people tell their children. Do they tell them to be ignorant and not wear masks. Or do they tell them to wear them while hypocritically agreeing with Trump?

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@blacklabel There would be no need for mask wearing it nor for China and the spike caused by these reckless protests...really dude you need to get a grip....

Only if you had someone competent running the Country this could have been avoided....have some questions for you..dont know why I am asking because my Dad told me you cant reason with......

So what do you think of Trump getting rid of bio-security and pandemic security in 2018?

Do you think he has done a decent job as the leader of the country in handling this pandemic?

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He had flattened the curve and had successfully started recovery for the economy and sending people back to work.

over 1 month, no spikes after reopening.

then Dems sent their groups of supporters to the streets to riot, loot and destroy.

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Trump is screwed. If he keeps pushing to open the economy, the economic news will be muted by the stories about the increase in COVID. If he pushes to keep things closed, he loses the economic talking point.

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Same for Dems. If you lose corona as the narrative, then no mail in ballots and Joe can’t read the teleprompter from the basement dodge debates until election day, and you lose.

ultimately voters will decide. It’s a bad look for liberals to insist to say protests had no impact on the spikes but 4th of July fireworks and kid bday parties do.

I mean aren’t you imply Herman Cain got corona at the rally, with no evidence and not within the 2-3 week timeline?

cant wait for the election.

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Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the wearing of masks across most of the state after refusing until recently to let even local governments impose such rules.

I hope the people of Texas ensure his stupidity is punished, just like that of his master will be, in November.

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Black:. Same for Dems.

I like our position, and you are free to disagree.

Rather than go back and forth we will just disagree and move on with our lives.

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He had flattened the curve 

Using far right 'reasoning', if Trump's responsible for flattening the curve, he must also be responsible for what happened to get to the peak, and then all virus related deaths and illnesses that follow.

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Well, if that was the only dire « global record » the USA would have hit this year. I could list up quite a Darwin Award record.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

News Flash!

President Trump was spotted in the Rose Garden with his head buried in what appeared to be a big pile of sand.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Someone heard me.

LA Mayor Garcetti admits 'connection' between coronavirus outbreak and protests, after downplaying link

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and someone else.

Florida doctors aren't asking coronavirus patients if they took part in protests, health official says

Health official in Florida says its 'not a coincidence' that coronavirus rates have spiked following recent protests

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

Another day, another virus panic porn article from the MSM. Notice this dispatch does not say how many deaths were there among of those "55,000 cases". Why? Because to do so would blow up the narrative that this epidemic is worse than Ebola and the Black Plague combined.

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Because to do so would blow up the narrative that this epidemic is worse than Ebola and the Black Plague combined.

So since the beginning of the year, how many Americans have died as a result of the Black Plague and how many have died from Ebola? Actually, make that since the beginning of the century.

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Using far right 'reasoning', if Trump's responsible for flattening the curve, he must also be responsible for what happened to get to the peak, and then all virus related deaths and illnesses that follow.

I think liberals as in with the Russia hoax BS will once again and obsessively make themselves sick if they continue to freak out over this. ROFL!

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

Notice this dispatch does not say how many deaths were there among of those "55,000 cases". Why?

Well, not many people die on the same day they are diagnosed.

Deaths in the US yesterday were 671.

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