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Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural U.S.

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Someone tell me again how COVID is being overhyped.

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Cant fix stupid.

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attended by 65 people, breaking the official limit of 50 allowed at a gathering.

Hey, if the president can do it, why can't we?

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Likely Trump supporters with that low level of IQ.

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If the idiocy of the COVID-deniers was not clear before, then I hope it is now.

"No worse that flu"

"Hoax"

"It's death with COVID not death by COVID"

"The economy"

"Biden"

"Fauci"

"Some doctors..."

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We're now on Day #4 - and not one Trump supporter will explain or defend the below....I guess because it's indefensible....

In summary, Trump acknowledges in Feb and Mar the virus is "a killer", "deadly", it "rips you apart", it's "highly contagious - airborne", "it's the plague"....yet he held 19 rallies since then with no distancing and masks...

He also acknowledged in Mar that the virus isn't just affecting old people, it's "young people too - plenty of young people". But then in May he says to open schools because; "it has very little impact on young people"....

Trump supporters?

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lincolnman

Everybody can compile contex-less snippets to make someone else look bad. You can do the same with Biden, only the media never does it.

Fact is, Trump followed the advice of Fauci and Birx. What else would you demand him to do?

The point where he eventually deviated is that he correctly recognizes that you can not shut down the economy forever.

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Everybody can compile contex-less snippets to make someone else look bad. You can do the same with Biden, only the media never does it.

It's not without context. We know exactly what Trump has been saying and doubt throughout the pandemic. In this case he was demonstrating that he had knowledge about the dangers of COVID that he wasn't stating in public, and instead constantly played down its dangers.

And don't pretend that he was always following the advice of Fauci. He hardly followed his advice on hydrochloriquine.

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lincolnman

Everybody can compile contex-less snippets to make someone else look bad. You can do the same with Biden, only the media never does it.

These quotes were taken verbatim from Woodward's tapes...what context do you think they need?

Fact is, Trump followed the advice of Fauci and Birx. What else would you demand him to do?

He did not - after admitting to Woodward that the virus was "deadly" and a "killer", he then held 19 rallies with no distancing or masks - completely opposite to what Fauci and Brix recommended and continue to recommend. Why did he put his supporters at t=risk?

The point where he eventually deviated is that he correctly recognizes that you can not shut down the economy forever.

Unintelligible.

And you in addition to the question about the rallies, why did he say the virus was affecting lots of young people, then say the complete opposite one month later?

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Hats off to the Maine CDC which appears to be doing extraordinary work on this. 

Before the 1600s, people did not know of the existence of microorganisms. They thought disease spontaneously generated. It was beyond belief that some small invisible creature could move from person to person and carry disease.  

Apparently, America needs an 500-year upgrade in education. A bunch of us are lagging behind in science.

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“We can't go nowhere or do nothing," she said.

Well, you can, but then these kinds of things happen. Unfortunately, they will continue to happen. Even dim brains can understand that fire burns because it does so every time. If fire burned you only once every one hundred times, there would be a continuous creation of crispy critters. The notions of “increased risk” or “thoughtfulness toward others” do not bless all minds universally.

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Fact is, Trump followed the advice of Fauci and Birx. What else would you demand him to do?

The point where he eventually deviated is that he correctly recognizes that you can not shut down the economy forever.

Er no, he deviated whenever and wherever he felt like it, and continues to do so. Here's some Fauci advice, and it's plain and simple: "I'll say it yet again. You should not congregate in crowds"

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/ahead-trump-rally-fauci-pleads-against-large-gatherings

That's been something he has repeated many times in the last six months. Now here's Trump deviating from the advice by encouraging people to gather in crowds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCkobTWOlog

Those people now go back to spread the disease among others, in the home, in the workplace. Where they set off further outbreaks, those businesses/schools/offices/factories/stores often have to close or send people home. People die. Healthcare workers get infected. The economy takes a hit.

Insisting on not wearing masks, and ignoring state and national guidelines and rules, is the height of arrogance, the height of entitlement, and the height of stupidity. And it has nothing to do with bringing the economy back to normal, it just perpetuates the COVID problem that America is refusing to take seriously enough to overcome.

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Good thing these people will have such great memories of their wedding day. Definitely worth seven lives. If they hit eight though...

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