Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
20 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies


(18,926 posts)
2. Probably because it's so scary it changes people's behaviors
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:19 AM
Jul 2021

Except in places where people are really really stupid...Trump supporters.


(24,976 posts)
5. Hard to say..
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:21 AM
Jul 2021

It's super contagious and super contagious things tend to burn themselves out faster..

We will see


(44,966 posts)
3. Last several days Britain's cases are going back up.
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:21 AM
Jul 2021

India is presumably not testing that many people.

"Cases of Covid-19 have increased across the majority of the UK with Scotland the only nation to see a decline, according to newly-released data from Office of National Statistics."

Response to LisaL (Reply #3)


(23,056 posts)
6. Please, oh please make it 3 for 3.
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:22 AM
Jul 2021

It is so bad in FL now, I am really afraid. Right at 30% positive test rating, over 100 out of 100,000 infection level. FUCK!!!

Hubs is now wearing a mask at all times while at work now and I am wearing them in stores. We had started shopping together again, well that's stopped as of last week. I just pray our vaccines hold and protect us since it was exploding at his work 2 weeks ago. No new infections last week, but it's already 1 in 4 that got it - 100% unvaccinated idiots!!!!!

Al of Fl is looking bad, especially the entire north east and south. The only county in the south not exploding with infections is Monroe - the Keys - because vaccines there are at the 68% rate. They're about 49% here - stupid and atrocious.


(23,056 posts)
9. SOB! Of course we couldn't have any really good news about this.
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:32 AM
Jul 2021

I really hate anti-vaxxers, the murderous & suicidal idiots that they are.


(25,807 posts)
10. Maybe everyone who could possibly get that variant has already gotten it?
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 12:14 PM
Jul 2021

It's also important to know that perhaps as many as ten times more people have died there from Covid than has been reported.

Plus, as someone else has already pointed out, their testing rates are extremely low.


(7,611 posts)
11. No one yet has an explanation. But delta covid
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 12:32 PM
Jul 2021

Last edited Fri Jul 30, 2021, 02:47 PM - Edit history (1)

In India has definitely declined.


(16,269 posts)
13. They went into a lockdown in India
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 12:52 PM
Jul 2021

So that explains some of it. And also reduced testing. Still, they’re declining no matter how hard some want that not to happen, or explain it away.


(44,966 posts)
16. It declined from the peaked but leveled at around 40-44 k per day.
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 01:55 PM
Jul 2021

With limited testing, who knows how high it actually is, though.


(11,949 posts)
20. I've been here over 5 years. You are correct.
Fri Jul 30, 2021, 09:54 PM
Jul 2021

There are several who were insisting the way we are living now will become permanent.

Just human nature. Some of us are optimists some pessimists.

Its not a reflection on values or intentions.

Some here act like if we are vaccinated we are still at mortal danger like we were last year. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve resumed masking and being carefully. Not like last year but still taking precautions. But back then I was scared for the life of my wife and to a lesser degree myself. Now because I don’t want to be sick at all and don’t want to be a spreader to others who can’t get vaccinated.

Remember, the only thing we share here on DU is our liberal politics. And we disagree strongly on what that means as far as policy implementation is concerned. We disagree on all other areas as much as any American. Personally, that is why I like it. I would not be here if it was an echo chamber.

If you don’t want your opinions challenged this is not the place. We are science believing thinkers. We fight like crazy! Respectfully normally. My recommendation is when disagreeing with someone here make it clear you respect their view and they might be correct. It got my ass spanked a lot until I learned that.

But I’ve had my opinions changed more here in the last 5 years than in the past 20. Lots of people here are way smarter and more experienced than me. DU is the only social media I do.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Delta is rapidly declinin...