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    Quote Originally Posted by Huehuecoyotl View Post
    This looks a lot like they are preparing to say in about 3 months time "we fixed the first wave of the problem, then handed it over to these other groups that made a REAL mess of things and caused all the subsequent deaths". In the expectation that their base will lap that shit up and turn all their anger towards whatever group Trump and Pence point to.

    Or am I just being overly cynical?
    Trying to scapegoat other departments for failure? Trump and Pence would never do something like that. /s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain N View Post
    Well Mission Accomplished All -- We're Dissolving the Coronavirus Task Force!

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...k-force-237769

    Christ this is going to be bad in the long run.
    ETTD.

    To all the people who kissed his ass and made excuses, namely Fauci and especially Birx get the door slammed in their face.

    Maybe Birx hangs around since she kissed ass, but Fauci is gone. In fact this idiot decided to burn the whole thing down just so he could get rid of Fauci.

    I mean if this again becomes Kushner and yes men around him this shows what an incompetent leader. He just wants a few people who agree, not a group of experts.

    Idk, if I wish this backfires the consequences are more cases and deaths. Plus longer we have to shut down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain N View Post
    Well Mission Accomplished All -- We're Dissolving the Coronavirus Task Force!

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...k-force-237769

    Christ this is going to be bad in the long run.
    The insanity continues...

    Look at the countries and leaders that have successfullly handled this epidemic - mostly in asia - and look at what Trump is doing and planning to do.

    Reality is saying one thing and Trump is completely ignoring it to invent his own alternate one and basing his actions on that.
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    Trump says he only will submit to GOP oversight for his administration - CNNPolitics https://t.co/OMcZl7xb3V
    https://twitter.com/jaketapper/statu...366433288?s=19

    I can't believe we are here. I can't believe a President would actually announce this and our Congress will not do anything. Of course the GOP let him get away with so much, so why would you want to play by the rules.

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    Oh goodness.

    Trump retweeted an old tweet/Facebook of his about Cinco de Mayo. Which one? The one him sitting in front of a taco bowl (no idea the connection) and bragging about Trump Tower makes best taco bowls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    https://twitter.com/jaketapper/statu...366433288?s=19

    I can't believe we are here. I can't believe a President would actually announce this and our Congress will not do anything. Of course the GOP let him get away with so much, so why would you want to play by the rules.

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    Oh goodness.

    Trump retweeted an old tweet/Facebook of his about Cinco de Mayo. Which one? The one him sitting in front of a taco bowl (no idea the connection) and bragging about Trump Tower makes best taco bowls.
    Well, to be fair, it IS also Taco Tuesday.

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    Leaving for that night shift now so I'll have to update when I come back in about 6-7 hours, but we're above 2,100 deaths for the day currently. If it gets to about 2,300 then it'll be in line with previous weeks. Either way there does not appear to be a clear dip in numbers yet. Still on pace to hit 100k before the end of the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    I'm legit impressed that this facility had not just 370 confirmed cases, but that all were asymptomatic. That blows my mind, and also kinda scares the living shit outta me because it calls into question just how many asymptomatic folks are walking around without realizing it.

    Though I'll be interested to see if media follow up and dig into this a bit more to see if, by some miracle, this is actually the case or if someone in the official chain decided to insert that factoid so that it would be less embarrassing for one/all of the parties involved.
    Remember that asymptomatic doesn't mean 'you don't notice anything', but means 'you don't develop symptoms at all'. I'd be willing to bet a months salary that a good chunk of these workers had very mild symptoms, and no cough, maybe they just felt fatigued for a day or two, and powered through without telling anyone. You've probably gone through flu infections like this in the past yourself, you just feel somewhat exhausted a day or two, but had no fever or any other severe symptoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    we're above 2,100 deaths for the day currently.
    Sh*t. I was hoping things were actually getting better.

    That 3,000 a day dead while/because states are opening back up isn't going to be sufficient deterrent, is it?

    EDIT: It isn't.

    Over the first weekend or May 2020, Texas health officials reported the greatest two consecutive-day gains in the number of new COVID–19 cases, with more than 2,000 new cases added on May 2 and May 3.

    There were 1,293 new cases of the virus reported Saturday. That’s the second greatest single-day gain since the pandemic began. On April 10, the state recorded 1,441 new cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain N View Post
    Well Mission Accomplished All -- We're Dissolving the Coronavirus Task Force!

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...k-force-237769

    Christ this is going to be bad in the long run.
    What did the task force actually do other than give Trump a platform to give campaign speeches and suggested people inject or ingest toxic materials?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    What did the task force actually do other than give Trump a platform to give campaign speeches and suggested people inject or ingest toxic materials?
    I think that's probably their single biggest, and probably only, accomplishment so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    I think that's probably their single biggest, and probably only, accomplishment so far.
    I'm actually rather interested if there is a real answer. Most of the action came from local state/city governments. The CDC is the one who issued recommendations. The task force just seemed to be a bunch of posturing.
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    It's called resistance / rebellion.
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    Also, one day the tables might turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    I'm actually rather interested if there is a real answer. Most of the action came from local state/city governments. The CDC is the one who issued recommendations. The task force just seemed to be a bunch of posturing.
    Looking around...the only accomplishments legit seem to be "held daily briefings". I'm sure there's more, but if there is the White House sure isn't talking about it.

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    Welp, Ron DeSantis might be in trouble: COVID-19 seems to have been in Florida since January, two months before the first 'official' confirmed cases and Ron tried to cover it up. These cases weren't added to the states 'official' tally until March at the earliest and this Saturday at most recent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    There are a lot of shit people in power down in Florida. I’m not sure anything in that story directly implicates Ron aside from it happening under his watch.
    He's in charge is the thing.

    That and the state Department of Health quietly removed that information from a state government website last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaydin View Post
    Welp, Ron DeSantis might be in trouble: COVID-19 seems to have been in Florida since January, two months before the first 'official' confirmed cases and Ron tried to cover it up. These cases weren't added to the states 'official' tally until March at the earliest and this Saturday at most recent.
    I was going to say that that's a pretty bold assertion but...

    The state pulled the records off its website late Monday without explanation.
    Yeah...that's a pretty reasonable assertion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Someone must have done this on purpose lol
    Whoever chose that song to blast...they deserve a raise.

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    https://townhall.com/columnists/step...tates-n2568148

    Town Hall has thoughts about bailing out the blue states. They hate it!

    The whole idea of the federal government giving money to states is a foolish one. It is based on the fiscal illusion that the politicians in Washington magically have some multitrillion-dollar stash of money that it can pass out to businesses, mayors and governors. But this is an obvious fiction. The federal government doesn't produce anything, which is why it is called "the swamp." Congress and the White House can only "give" money to states by taking it from states and their people in the first place. Any money from the federal government is a redistribution of income from taxpayers in some states to governments in other states. For every state that is a winner, there is, necessarily, a state that is a loser.
    Just the depth and scope of the complete lack of any awareness by the author throughout this article is truly breathtaking. I literally don't even know what to think after not reading it in full, because the stupidity is fucking overwhelming.

    Parts like this are my favorite -

    One example: California spends roughly twice as much per mile on road construction than Tennessee. Why?
    Why indeed! The author, supposedly a journalist who is supposed to track down answers to these types of questions, seems mystified by this!

    When 30 seconds of casual searching on the internet is turning up studies addressing the level of urban density between states, the topography of states, and a huge host of other factors that come into play when looking at how much roads cost per-mile in each state.

    But hey, I'm not a journalist so what the hell do I know?
    Last edited by Edge-; 2020-05-06 at 12:08 AM.

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    Here is an interesting excerpt.

    COVID-19 infected as many as 171 people in Florida as long as two months before officials announced it had come to the state, a Palm Beach Post analysis of state records shows.

    Patients reported symptoms of the deadly virus as early as Jan. 1 when the disease was thought to be limited to China, Department of Health records reveal.
    A 4-year-old Duval County girl started feeling symptoms or had her first positive test on Jan. 1. The state did not officially record her case until April 8.
    This means she actually GOT the virus in late December. And who knows where she got the virus in the first place.
    Last edited by Omega10; 2020-05-06 at 12:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiase View Post
    Just think for a second. There are moronic idiots out there thinking trump is doing such a good job at handling the corona virus crisis in the u.s.

    Lol
    This is terrifying. Getting rid of Trump won't get rid of what Trump is doing to the country

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