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In Texas, where the Republican governor was praised by President Donald Trump for loosening restrictions, hair salons and barber shops were allowed to reopen Friday,

Wouldn’t it have been great if all hair salon owners had waited until Friday to open? Then, none of the owners would have been jailed for violating the restrictions.

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Kinda seems we're willing to trade a million deaths via starvation to save even 1 death from corona.

Any evidence at all that 1 million people have starved to death due to the coronavirus lockdown? Any at all?

Perhaps a sensible balance is possible here, we'll never be able to bring all deaths from infectious disease down to zero.

Nobody has or is claiming we’ll be able to bring deaths from coronavirus down to zero, except maybe Donny.

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Scratch that maybe, Trump does think we’ll get the coronavirus deaths down to zero:

*President Trump on Friday broke with health experts, telling reporters that the coronavirus will “go away without *a vaccine.”

*“This is going to go away without a vaccine, it's gonna go away, and we're not going to see it again**, hopefully, after a period of time,” Trump said at the White House. “You may have some flare-ups and I guess I would expect that.”*

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-coronavirus-will-go-away-without-a-vaccine-195154249.html

What an absolute moron. All he has to do to improve his support rate is keep his mouth shut or do a tiny bit of homework before opening it.

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Kinda seems we're willing to trade a million deaths via starvation to save even 1 death from corona.

That's an opinion I haven't heard anywhere else. Seems just a tad extremist, however, perhaps an opinion made by a coronavirus denier throwing fuel on fires.

Unfortunately the point people might starve sounds possible, including supposedly 'rich' countries like the US where the gaps between the richest and poorest are so wide, where a government run by the 'elite' looks out first for its fellow 'elite' while trickling down on all else.

Including countries like the US where food is being destroyed in part because the government hasn't made necessary plans and doesn't have adequate infrastructure in place to keep food from being destroyed.

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Kinda seems we're willing to trade a million deaths via starvation to save even 1 death from corona.

Perhaps a sensible balance is possible here,

What an exaggerated idea. Who said a million vs 1 death? Just you?

Even more silly it gets followed by a statement referring to sensibility and balance because there is no balance nor sensibility in the initial statement.

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Isn't the point for lock-downs, which are not sustainable in the long-term, is to delay the spread of infections to buy time for the healthcare systems to ramp up and be able to cope with the influx of related cases and avoid potential collapse of medical support regardless of the illness presented by patients?

Unless every country has invested so well into local healthcare so that the current pandemic is not a issue (?).

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/08/lockdown-groups-far-right-links-coronavirus-protests-american-revolution

Not surprising since trump and his ilke will do anything to distract from their poor job, so they can continue to ruin the country. Where is Bannon?

According to the unstable genius, it will all just go away like magic and the rubes are eating it up.

Trump says coronavirus will 'go away without a vaccine'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-coronavirus-will-go-away-without-a-vaccine-195154249.html

The US will be reaching that 100,000 death mark real soon.

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The first wave has yet to subside even a little bit, yet they are re-opening.

I'm sure there will be no consequences. Nope. None at all. (yes, that is sarcasm)

There will be 100,00 deaths U.S. by the end of this month. That is already unavoidable. But yet they want to re-open.

This is insanity.

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Massachusetts, with at least 73,000 cases and 4,500 deaths,

I don't want MA to open until we have enough tests to test everybody who might be positive. As of right now there is a shortage of tests. 

This has been a public service announcement.

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And to make matters worse and expose more of the failings of the current president.

Scientists Claim Newly Dominant Strain of Coronavirus Is More Contagious Than Original

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-claim-newly-dominant-strain-163608496.html

Currently, the US is at 75,000 deaths. The US will hit the 100,000 deaths by June.

Good luck!

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@Chip Star

Trying reading a few history books.

The Spanish flu did just that-it disappeared...

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The Spanish flu did just that-it disappeared...

Uhhh . . . I know this. I didn’t claim it wouldn’t just disappear, I was refuting the claim that anyone expected us to bring coronavirus deaths to zero.

Humans didn’t bring Spanish flu deaths to zero, it killed enough people and caused others to build an immunity that it died out. Try reading those history books you mentioned, but only after you get your reading comprehension up to par.

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SARS pandemic just stopped without vaccine too.

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how much longer coronavirus deaths are captured separate from flu deaths and counted daily will simply depend on who wins the November election.

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89% of the counties in the USA have less than 15 deaths.

52% have zero. Time to open up.

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If you take a look at the statistics for Britain under lock down, then compare them with Sweden who didn't the numbers are similar except now Sweden has a more herd immunity - the Chief Medical Advisors for both America and Britain have a history of dud predictions, the British Medical Advisor has just been caught out breaking lockdown laws by meeting up with his married lover.

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The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by The Associated Press.

AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-exclusive-top-white-house-221739591.html

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

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AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-exclusive-top-white-house-221739591.html

Just another example of Donny trying to cover up his incompetence. Foul, innit.

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