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March 17, 2020

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Yes, numerous myths abound and these mentioned about self testing are the most dangerous... and somewhat bizarre.

We knew COVID-19 was coming to America (and the rest of the world) but not until last week did it feel real. Now it gets more difficult day by day. The hardest part for me right now is not having all of my favorite late night shows to make me laugh. This virus is creating a tremendous amount of anxiety in people on many levels. Now more than ever we need some humor in our lives—something to bring us together in spirit.

One alarming report was the sales of guns and ammunition. I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did nonetheless.

Two things I haven’t been able to work out yet—why Italy has had such disproportionately high numbers of new cases and deaths while India has very little considering its population.

Is God a Hindu who hates Catholics?

I feel my humor getting darker by the day.

Two things I haven’t been able to work out yet—why Italy has had such disproportionately high numbers of new cases and deaths while India has very little considering its population.

Is God a Hindu who hates Catholics?

I feel my humor getting darker by the day.

Posted by: Sonia Taylor | March 17, 2020 at 09:20 PM

Which is the second thing? You ask only about Italy fatalities.

Good you write this Brian.

Thank you very much!

Keep up the good spirit..

Even my sentences take distance..
;0)

Which is the second thing? You ask only about Italy fatalities.

Posted by: Trevor Smith | March 17, 2020 at 09:44 PM

Oh well I wasn’t very clear. The second thing was why are their so few cases and deaths in India relative to its population... and relative to numbers in other countries.

I have a twitter account devoted solely to COVID-19 but unless you’re not afraid of alarming news articles, you wouldn’t enjoy it. ✖️COVID-19🔚🔜

Here’s one really cool site, though. I mean it’s not “happy news” but it’s good to know. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

Sonia Taylor wrote, "Two things I haven’t been able to work out yet—why Italy has had such disproportionately high numbers of new cases and deaths while India has very little considering its population."

The US has very few reported infections because they haven't been testing until very recently. They were also testing using incomplete/faulty test units. Give the US another week and you'll start to see exponentially large increases in the confirmed infection rates and deaths. India has done a better job to date than the US on this.

Trump indicated only a week ago that this was only the flu and not to worry about it. He's an idiot, but his advisers should be brought to trial once this settles down. Waiting for weeks before enacting measures to curtail public gatherings and closing the country off will kill many people.

Now Trump wants to throw almost $1Trillion dollars ($850 Billion) to combat the Corona virus. He knows he's going to be vilified (spelling?) for mishandling this and will cost him the upcoming elections...

If only the Democrats could get their collective shit together....

"Trump indicated only a week ago that this was only the flu and not to worry about it."

False info, Trump never said anything remotely like that. Ironic that this was allowed to be posted here.

Another update: COVID-19 is hitting younger adults because of their laissez-faire attitude towards the novel coronavirus.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/19/younger-adults-are-large-percentage-coronavirus-hospitalizations-united-states-according-new-cdc-data/

"Trump indicated only a week ago that this was only the flu and not to worry about it."

j,
True, that is an oversimplification of what he said (see #5 in link), but he has made quite a number of statements on COVID-19 that were off the beam. Sorry, I know you love him, and love is blind...
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/13/21176535/trumps-worst-statements-coronavirus

"Trump indicated only a week ago that this was only the flu and not to worry about it."

False info, Trump never said anything remotely like that. Ironic that this was allowed to be posted here.

Posted by: j | March 19, 2020 at 08:31 AM

@J,

So what exactly has Trump said then?

"True, that is an oversimplification of what he said (see #5 in link), but he has made quite a number of statements on COVID-19 that were off the beam. Sorry, I know you love him, and love is blind..."

1) It's not an oversimplification, it's just flat out wrong. My opinions aren't based on loyalty to people I love, but if you think they are, you're welcome to your opinion and go fuck yourself.

2) Since he took office in 2106, everything Trump has said about anything has been "off the beam." That's the view of his detractors, who often are overzealous about proving the president wrong and who change the subject when their darts are off the mark.

3) We have been in an ever-evolving crisis with the coronavirus epidemic, one that this country has ever seen before. It calls for leaders to strike a delicate balance between recommending prudent action and instilling confidence and hope, vs encouraging despair and a wholesale shutdown of society. Very difficult job to do. As far as I can tell, the U.S. has been doing it's very best to protect everyone and stop the virus from spreading.

This is what Trump tweeted: With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!
8:34 AM · Mar 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

He doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. They aren't testing, so obviously the numbers are low. Has nothing to do with him closing the borders. You can't trust anything that comes out of his mouth, it's always about what makes him look better.
He needs to gets his fat ass out his advisors and experts way so they can do their jobs, instead of declaring victory over the Corona virus when it started to spread. Moron.

On Monday, March 11, 2020 he said: "On Monday, when Trump tweeted that the coronavirus was not as perilous as the flu, he said, “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

Two days later, Anthony Fauci, head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of Trump’s task force on the outbreak, said the coronavirus was far more deadly.

“This is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu,” Fauci said, contradicting the President's own message. Trump is clueless.

This isn't about Republicans or Dem's. There have been very competent and capable Republican Presidents in the past, but this guy will be a blemish in US political history.

Denial, Anger and Bargaining come first in the five stages of grief. Depression follows, then Acceptance. Some conclude a sixth stage, Meaning.

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