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Soaring U.S. coronavirus cases, hospitalizations overshadow July 4 celebrations

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By Lisa Shumaker and Doina Chiacu

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The death rates are lower and steady.

still 5-10 times as more total deaths in the liberal run states like NY, MI and NJ than in the states the media wants to focus on recently for political reasons.

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I agree, it just astounding that the msm harps and pushes the numbers of cases increasing, but won’t talk about the less hospitalizations and deaths this time around. Doesn’t mean we have to have our guards down. We still should follow protocols of social distancing. But as all the experts are saying, you’re better off being outside than inside which makes perfect sense.

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During an Independence Day speech at the White House on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were "totally harmless."

This is Captain Smith telling the passengers on the Titanic that the pumps are working and the ship is righting herself.

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Doesn’t mean we have to have our guards down.

But you won’t wear a mask. Because you associate it with being a lib.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

During an Independence Day speech at the White House on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were "totally harmless."

132,000 dead... but hey the other 13 million who have it have nothing to worry about.

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But you won’t wear a mask.

That is correct.

Because you associate it with being a lib

No, the people pushing it obsessively.

-11 ( +7 / -18 )

and the other 315 million who dont have it and never had it.

so 99.96% of people have not died from corona. isnt that great?

132,000 dead... but hey the other 13 million who have it have nothing to worry about

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I agree, it just astounding that the msm harps and pushes the numbers of cases increasing, but won’t talk about the less hospitalizations and deaths this time around.

130,000 dead and the numbers continue to rise.  Yes, quite clearly the fault lies at the feet of the MSM.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

and the other 315 million who dont have it and never had it.

yet.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

cute response. so how are these other 99.96% of the population going to get it?

protesting in large groups all over the country supposedly had no impact at all in increasing it. Whats your plan for infecting 315 million people who have already been around corona for 6 months and havent gotten it?

Wouldnt this continue into a supposed Biden administration? or do they change the way they count cases the day he gets supposedly elected?

yet

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-9 ( +6 / -15 )

132,000 people is 2.5 weeks of normal deaths in the USA. how long have you been counting corona deaths, 6 months now?

132,000 people dying from corona is there an extra 13,750 people dying in each of those 2.5 weeks

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

The coronavirus keeps spreading in America as preventative measures cannot penetrate thick skulls.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

the MSM wont tell us how many people are dying more than "usual". they just keep adding up deaths like a sportsball game, albeit at a much slower pace than before.

The CDC shows that every week the number of corona deaths as percentage of expected deaths is decreasing. a lot.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Funny that the media focuses on the worries of crowds gathering for Memorial Day and 4th of July but had very little to say when hundreds of thousands were protesting shoulder to shoulder for days on end. Then they go and blame the tens of thousands of new cases per day on bars reopening in Texas and Florida.

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so how are these other 99.96% of the population going to get it?

Not all of them will. Some of them definitely will. That’s actually besides the point. Point is confirmed cases in the US aren’t at 3 million yet. Trump is saying %99 have no trouble. To get that figure then confirmed cases have to be over 13,000,000. So Trump is spreading fake news. Again.

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Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation's Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will cause a further spike in infections that could overwhelm hospitals.

Parties? Just attend a Trump rally - they're COVID Carnivals - just ask the 8 staffers and 2 Secret Service Agents - and all those that met Kimberly Guilfore...

In the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally.

And the Trump supporters here think that's something to be proud of..."we lead the world in infections and death - America winning!"

Florida's cases have risen by over 10,000 for three out of the last four days, including climbing by 10,059 on Sunday, surpassing the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the coronavirus outbreak there. 

Repub Gov DeSantis - doing his best Trump impression and killing his fellow Floridians...

During an Independence Day speech at the White House on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were "totally harmless."

"Totally harmless" - but take Hyro and inject disinfectant...how many are hospitalized because of Trump's irresponsible BS...

But you won’t wear a mask.

That is correct.

Because you associate it with being a lib

No, the people pushing it obsessively.

Wait.... Yesterday and the day before yesterday you said if you wore a mask you were "Anti-American"...

You know, like Pence, McConnell, and Hannity...

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/30/885834633/pence-urges-americans-to-wear-masks-to-stop-spread-of-covid-19

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/29/mcconnell-urges-americans-to-continue-to-wear-masks-344951

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/06/30/fox-news-hosts-and-prominent-republicans-urge-trump-to-put-a-mask-on/#396213a2696e

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Look under the column Percent of Expected Deaths

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm

Week of May 2 when reopenings started:

11.714 COVID deaths, 66,312 total deaths, 123% of expected deaths.

Week of June 20 (so you cant say death "lag");

1,640 COVID deaths, 37,618 total deaths, 65% of expected deaths.

Not only is corona death down, total death every week since May 23 is the lowest its been all year.

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he didnt say "no trouble" he said harmless. As in not dying, not being hospitalized.

saying %99 have no trouble.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

No, the people pushing it obsessively.

So you're not wearing a mask because some people are being too insistent about it.

Sounds like those liberal hippies back in the day who wouldn't cut their hair or shave because their parents told them they should. Very groovy. I dig your way of thinking, man.

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he didnt say "no trouble" he said harmless. As in not dying, not being hospitalized.

And yet more than %1 have died, so it is not "harmless"... and not to mention the cases that are coming up where people will be affected for the rest of their lives. It's fake news from Trump.

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The US has a Coronavirus fatality rate of close to 5% and dear leader trump says 99% of those infected are fine.

The trump university probably specialized in alternative mathematics!!!

6 ( +8 / -2 )

1% of the population? that would be terrible, if true.

And yet more than %1 have died, so it is not "harmless"

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

here is the actual statement.

so of these 40 million tested, how many have died or been hospitalized?

“Now we have tested almost 40 million people … by so doing, we show cases 99 percent of which are totally harmless,” Trump said Saturday in a speech at the White House marking Independence Day celebrations.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

1% of the population?

No... he isn't talking about the population... he is talking about actual coronavirus cases... and he is wrong. "cases" does not mean people tested. It means people confirmed positive.

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“Now we have tested almost 40 million people … by so doing, we show cases 99 percent of which are totally harmless,”

40 million positive tests? If you can confirm that then I'll admit I'm wrong.

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ok so lets do math.

1640 people died of corona week of 20 June. For that to be 1% death rate of the tests done, what is the most number of tests that could have been done? 164,000 tests.

Did we not do more than 164,000 tests that week? the last info I saw was 4 million tests per week now.

1640/3 million (on low end) equals......a lot less than 1 percent, would have needed to be 30,000 deaths from even 3 million tests.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

So those people who died last week no longer count... ok.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

he said 99% of the 40 million people we have tested have cases that are totally harmless.

So 400,000 people (of the specific group he is speaking of) would have had some negative impact, either death or hospitalization.

Have they?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

he said 99% of the 40 million people we have tested have cases that are totally harmless

That means there are 40 million confirmed positive cases.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

they do. 313 deaths last week (27 June) per CDC data (so far, it might still be lagging some)

CNN says its not "harmless" because these asymptomatic people who were unharmed might pass it on to someone else who it might harm someday. Pretty lame word salad, but ok.

So those people who died last week no longer count... ok.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

there is a thing called testing negative too. which is also harmless. Are there 40 million positive cases of coronavirus in the USA? No.

That means there are 40 million confirmed positive cases.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

@plasticmonkey,

No! Because we don't want to. Media pushing fear to destroy Trump.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Testing negative means it is not counted as a coronavirus case. It's counted as a test.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Most people die with COVID not from it.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

which is exactly what he said.

“Now we have tested almost 40 million people........

Testing negative means it is not counted as a coronavirus case. It's counted as a test.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

99% of the 40 million people we have tested have cases that are totally harmless.

99% of 40 million HAVE CASES which are totally harmless.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

yes each person tested has a case. A positive case or a negative case.

I dont know what else to say. The data is very clear as there are not 40 million positive corona virus tests. The data is also clear that neither 1 percent of the population, nor 1 percent of the 40 million tested have died or been hospitalized.

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

In Phoenix, Arizona, people gathered on Saturday without masks or social distancing to listen to a speaker at a rally against restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. Many in the crowd wore red, white and blue, and some held signs saying,"Capitalism makes sense. Socialism doesn't. Go Trump 2020."

Many were also coughing, sweating, and wheezing...

But after they put down their "Capitalism makes sense. Socialism doesn't signs they all matched off to the bank to cash their government hand-out $1200 stimulus check....

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yes each person tested has a case. A positive case or a negative case.

Again... negative results aren't counted as a coronavirus case.

The data is also clear that neither 1 percent of the population, nor 1 percent of the 40 million tested have died or been hospitalized.

It's also clear that more than 1 percent of positive confirmations have either died or required hopitalization.

I dont know what else to say.

Just don't.

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No! Because we don't want to. Media pushing fear to destroy Trump.

Oooooooh . . . media!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

It's a sad state of affairs when the best that Trump supporters can come with is that people are dying at a (alleged) slower rate.  A death rate, either faster or slower, that could have been largely avoided if Trump had acted when he had the opportunity, instead of playing it down and wishing it away.

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One avid Trump fanboy wants us to believe that a negative number of cases of COVID is possible. That means less than zero. Lets do math says the charlatan.

Negatory on that nonsense.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

not a negative number of cases. negative cases.

You know like when the media reports positive cases? Why is there a need to say positive cases if there are no negative ones? they would just say "cases".

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

not alleged at all. fact. proven by data.

dying at a (alleged) slower rate.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

A judge in Texas said, "Officials must be proactive in getting ahead of the virus. We don't have room to experiment." That sums up the gloomy and depressed mood of most Americans on their Independence Day.

Is US in an uncontrollable pandemic siege now without the leaders acknowledging it? Where is the appropriately proper management?

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bass4funk

   But you won’t wear a mask.

That is correct.

   Because you associate it with being a lib

No, the people pushing it obsessively.

But you are in Japan, yes? So you don't wear a mask here?

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In the first four days of July alone, 15 states have reported record increases in new cases of COVID-19, which has infected nearly 3 million Americans and killed about 130,000, according to a Reuters tally.

This pandemic is a war - we need leadership and a coordinated federal government full-press response to turn this tragedy around.

Between 500 and 800 Americans are dying each day - think about that.... If yesterday ISIS or the Taliban attacked one of our forward bases in Iraq or Afghanistan, and killed 800 of our soldiers, what would we be doing? What if they did that every day for 4 months?

What our so-called "wartime" President is doing is playing golf, spreading the virus by holding unsafe rallies, and hiding in a bunker...

There has never been a more blatant case of dereliction of duty...

4 ( +5 / -1 )

thats not what the data says.

Between 500 and 800 Americans are dying each day 

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Most people die with COVID not from it.

You certainly need to back this one up. A consensus of medical professionals verifying this would help. No Fox News talking heads, conspiracy theorists or people talking about injecting disinfectant please.

Looking forward to this one.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

not alleged at all. fact. proven by data.

Maybe if you believe the Fox “News” MSM fake news. There are other studies that prove for a fact it doesn’t work. Your MSM won’t report on those facts though will they, as it goes against your narrative.

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cute response. so how are these other 99.96% of the population going to get it?

Do you catch flu every season?

The last time you had flu did you need a leg amputation from blood clots and a double lung transplant to recover?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Between 500 and 800 Americans are dying each day 

thats not what the data says.

Yes it does....

Jul 1st: 1270 Jul 2nd: 652 Jul 3rd: 678 Jul 4th: 694

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/united-states?country=~USA

5 ( +5 / -0 )

but now when you look at the NYC data, they now claim 26 deaths on that day, 5 June.

Died with COVID, not from it, reported/added after the fact.

The claim was ‘most people’. I’m open to the evidence. I haven’t heard this claim verified by medical professionals.

I’ve heard this before on this site but the posters declined to offer anything to back it up.

Has this been on Fox News or Alex Jones? I check Trump’s Twitter toilet now and again and so I don’t think he’s been into this.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Between 500 and 800 Americans are dying each day 

thats not what the data says.

Please post where you are getting your data from. This would be helpful.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Many were also coughing, sweating, and wheezing...

And you are STILL avoiding the topic of the protests. You had nothing to say about hundreds of thousands marching together, many without masks. To you though, the virus only spreads at Trump rallies, not events that YOU support.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Reading our media stories, I must say this is a really smart virus. It springs out of the ground and into action when people gather to protest lockdowns or celebrate July 4. And it completely disappears when people gather to protests BLM and loot shops. What a smart virus! Does it have AI?

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

The US has a Coronavirus fatality rate of close to 5% and dear leader trump says 99% of those infected are fine

Thank God they’re falling

https://www.ftportfolios.com/Common/ContentFileLoader.aspx?ContentGUID=a9e49836-abc7-41cf-8949-4497ddee0018

But you are in Japan, yes?

Now, yes.

So you don't wear a mask here?

No.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

So you don't wear a mask here?

No.

You don't do any shopping? At all? Every shop I go into lately has signs up demanding customers wear masks.

Invalid CSRF

5 ( +7 / -2 )

You don't do any shopping?

Of course.

At all? Every shop I go into lately has signs up demanding customers wear masks.

Ok, but I don’t. No one has said anything to me yet.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

The infection rate has gone up......OK......but the death rate has gone down.. What's the problem?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

According to the left coronavirus will stick around till Trump is out of office.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

The infection rate has gone up......OK......but the death rate has gone down.. What's the problem?

I don’t hear anyone in the liberal media praising the death rate decline, that’s huge and that’s what you want to see, especially when you talk about a pandemic. I would think the media would be celebrating that, but alas.....

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

@bass

But you won’t wear a mask. 

That is correct.

Because you associate it with being a lib

No, the people pushing it obsessively.

I have never agreed with you, this is a first. Maybe the left and the far right can connect, make a better for all regardless of gender, race Or socioeconomics.

I don’t wear a mask. I do when social distancing is impossible.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

According to the left coronavirus will stick around till Trump is out of office.

Probably because his successor will actually try and do something about it instead of pretending it isn't here and recommending medicines from under the kitchen sink.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I love it how people try to move the goal posts to make Trump NOT look like the cowering moron he so clearly is. They seem to leave out a few small facts: Florida, population 22 million has had 10,000 cases a day for 3 of the last 4 days. The EU, population 446 million has been averaging around 5,000 cases a day. The United States has blown way past a sustained rate of 50,000 cases a day.

Look at the curve for every nation that took this seriously and compare it with the US curve. It didn't have to be like this and it is the responsibility of one guy, Trump.

This is what failure looks like and that is not in doubt.

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