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Posted in: Democrats delay presidential convention until August See in context

Do a virtual convention and get it over with so we can all focus on the general.

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Posted in: Trump administration moves toward promoting broader use of face masks See in context

Here is my advice. Take your useless MAGA caps, cut them up, and finally do something useful with them.

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Posted in: UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27% See in context

Britain is now warning about power blackouts.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/11292200/coronavirus-energy-electricity-blackout/?utm_medium=browser_notifications&utm_source=pushly#comments

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Posted in: Early divisions as Congress weighs next help for economy See in context

NEW SCAM: Coronavirus relief check: Someone is calling people claiming to be the IRS or other government asking for bank details to have your check deposited. Obviously hang up on that.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/03/12/coronavirus-scam-alert-watch-out-for-these-risky-covid-19-websites-and-emails/#fc5a1c01099f

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Posted in: Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues See in context

Dont forget that he accused medical people in the hospitals of taking supplies and selling them. These people are exhausted, putting their lives on the line, and we're just getting started.

So how does our idiot leader inspire them? By accusing them of theft. He really is a flaming *****.

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Posted in: Trump accuses hospitals of hoarding ventilators See in context

Florida received their emergency supplies within 3 days of request after conversations between the governor of Florida and Trump. Florida is a key state for elections and has been since the 2000 election and the "hanging chads" (some may recall.)

At first blush..it seems Trump is favoring those states he may need in 2020. This, if true, is outrageous and criminal. All this while New York ( a highly Democratic state) saw their infections and deaths sykrocket.

To the American people...Trump is truly a despicable person..the deaths of so many ..he will be directly responsible for...

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Posted in: Trump nixes quarantine idea for NY, NJ and Connecticut See in context

There were lots of rumors that Cheyenne mountain was going to be re-opened and be a command and control center for coronavirus. Those rumors are now confirmed.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8162937/Coronavirus-drives-army-command-teams-infamous-Cheyenne-mountain-bunker.html

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Posted in: Trump nixes quarantine idea for NY, NJ and Connecticut See in context

There’s a good article in The Atlantic on the powers that a President may have after the declaration of a national emergency:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/presidential-emergency-powers/576418/

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Posted in: U.S. faces new outbreaks as coronavirus infections worldwide top 575,000 See in context

Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.,

H. Clifford Lane, M.D.,

and Robert R. Redfield, M.D.

If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.

The New England Journal of Medicine

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

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Posted in: 4 passengers die on cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak off Panama See in context

Cruise ships are floating cities and people die on them frequently. So frequently that many large cruise ships have morgues with a capacity of 10, and all of them have morgues, even if smaller than that.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65790/24-unexpected-things-youll-find-cruise-ships

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Posted in: Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House; becomes law See in context

Trump, a Republican, attacked Massie on Twitter, calling him a "third rate Grandstander" and saying he should be thrown out of the party.

Massie voted for the 2017 tax cut for the top 1% and big corporations. The tax cut added at least $1.2 trillion to the national debt. Massie won't vote for a bill that helps people in a time of great need and also rescues many small businesses because it adds to the national debt. At least we know where Massi's priorities lie.

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Posted in: Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators See in context

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

We have just purchased many Ventilators from some wonderful companies. Names and numbers will be announced later today!

12:31 AM · Mar 28, 2020

Probably outbid some state or hospital for their orders.

I saw the governor of Massachusetts on TV last night saying that they keep ordering hospital supplies but the orders never show up because if someone else calls the company afterwards and offers more money, the order goes there instead. That's why a competent administration would coordinate the efforts and stop the "war" profiteering.

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Posted in: U.S. indicts Venezuelan President Maduro on narcoterrorism charges See in context

Oh, look over there at the shiny object.

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Posted in: New York, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases See in context

Listened to Gov. Cuomo. I don't even live in NY, but listening to him, especially in light of the national leadership vacuum, just makes me feel better in these frightening times. He is a true leader, and it makes me both sad and angry that we don't have this type of example and direction coming from the WH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQYtc0poxE

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Posted in: UK health minister says 560,000 volunteers sign up to help NHS See in context

UK coronavirus home testing to be made available to millions

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/uk-coronavirus-mass-home-testing-to-be-made-available-within-days

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Posted in: 'We are collapsing': Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy See in context

“Up to half of the UK population may have already contracted the coronavirus, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Oxford." The study claims the disease reached the UK by mid-January ‘at the latest’ and appears to counter the modelling at Imperial College London, which the government has based its responsive measures on so far during the pandemic. The research suggests that the disease may have already been prevalent in the UK as much as two months earlier than the first case was officially diagnosed…

Should the results of the study be found correct, it would suggest that just one in a thousand infected patients require hopsital treatment and it raises hopes that the UK’s ‘lockdown’ measures could be lifted earlier than planned.”

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/24/coronavirus-may-already-infected-half-uk-population-12451012/?ito=cbshare

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Posted in: Virus-striken Diamond Princess leaves Yokohama Port See in context

You could not pay me enough to step foot on a cruise ship.

Cruise ships are nothing more than giant disease incubators.

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

Morgan Stanley predicts 3.4 million filed for unemployment last week

March’s unemployment rate is projected to be 12%

The highest rate since the Great Depression

https://www.wimsradio.com/2020/03/24/morgan-stanley-predicts-3-4-million-filed-for-unemployment-2/

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Posted in: Virus bill sends $400 million to help U.S. states with elections See in context

The House should hold out for $2-4 billion to secure the elections -- there is no other leverage to get support from Republicans who have thwarted numerous efforts to protect the electoral process. Having honest elections significantly benefits all Covid-19 patients as well as the general populous...for years to come!

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Posted in: American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus complications See in context

He captured an ethos in gay life that has since mostly disappeared as we've become more integrated as a community. His work is second to none and he'll be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

RIP Mr McNally.

Your work will live forever.

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Posted in: Australia boosts lockdown measures as coronavirus cases jump See in context

Australian leaders have become increasingly frustrated with breaches of social distancing measures that saw thousands flock to beaches and pubs in recent days before new restrictions were implemented.

The correct terminology is physical distancing. Social distancing suggests a breaking of social connections. That is not what we want. We are in this altogether. Virus doesn’t discriminate.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/why-health-officials-say-physical-distancing-is-a-better-term-than-social-distancing-1.4863344

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Posted in: Britain asks public to respect coronavirus lockdown See in context

Status of COVID-19

As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid#status-of-covid-19

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Posted in: U.S. could be next virus epicenter, as India locks down, global recession looms See in context

And yesterday he compared COVID-19 to auto accidents. Saying that a lot of people die from them. Complete false equivalency from the master of false equivalency. Instead of taking this head on which would garner him the praise he so desperately wants, he's taking the easy way out like he does with everything. Find something/someone else to blame so he doesn't have to do the work and be judged by the job he is or isn't doing. It's pathological insanity.

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Posted in: Trump hopes to see U.S. economy reopened by Easter; contradicts warnings of public health officials See in context

He added, "This cure is worse than the problem."

Donald Trump is the problem. November 3, 2020 is the cure.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics in 2021 will be beacon of hope, says IOC See in context

It's a real shame but it had to be done.

The IOC has a way of putting a lot of financial strain on the hosting country. With the virus still lurking around, the financial cost would have hurt Japan if they tried to continue with the games this year.

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Posted in: Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months See in context

Trump's ignorance is astounding.

Even as Trump tweeted that he would be waiting until the end of the current 15-day period of recommended closures and self-isolation to make any decisions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was exploring new guidance making it possible for people working in "critical infrastructure" jobs who have been exposed to the virus to return to work faster “by wearing a mask for a certain period of time,” Vice President Mike Pence said.

Wearing a mask to work? There aren’t even enough masks as it is for healthcare workers to do their job.

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Posted in: Coronavirus forces 3 states to order nearly 1 in 3 Americans to stay home See in context

Trump speaks at White House Coronavirus Task Force news

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odq3hC8xKcAconference

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Posted in: Canada won't send Olympic team in July; urges postponement See in context

For goodness sake IOC, grow a pair and delay the games for a year.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers quietly plan for potential delay, sources say See in context

A final decision on postponement will have to come from the IOC but Japan's stance also matters.

Of course the games need to be postponed. How is this even a question?

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Posted in: Rand Paul is 1st senator to report positive test for virus See in context

Paul, an eye surgeon, said he has not had symptoms and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.

People in my state cannot get tested even when they do have symptoms. But Rand Paul, who believes government is evil, relied on his high level government position to get tested even when he was asymptomatic. Hypocrisy and selfishness are some of the defining traits of Republicans.

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