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Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:36 PM

U.S. COVID-19 cases hit six-month high, Florida grapples with surge

Source: Reuters

The United States hit a six-month high for new COVID cases with over 100,000 infections reported on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant ravages areas where people did not get vaccinated.

The country is reporting over 94,819 cases on a seven-day average, a five-fold increase in less than a month, Reuters data through Wednesday showed. The seven-day average provides the most accurate picture of how fast cases are rising since some states only report infections once a week or only on weekdays. (Graphic on U.S. cases and deaths)

Seven U.S. states with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates - Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi - account for half of the country's new cases and hospitalizations in the last week, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters on Thursday. read more

In the coming weeks, cases could double to 200,000 per day due to the highly contagious Delta variant, said top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday.




Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-covid-19-cases-hit-six-month-high-over-100000-reuters-tally-2021-08-05/

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Reply U.S. COVID-19 cases hit six-month high, Florida grapples with surge (Original post)
mia Aug 5 OP
Chainfire Aug 5 #1
Warpy Aug 5 #9
Skittles Aug 5 #2
USAFRetired_Liberal Aug 5 #3
-misanthroptimist Aug 5 #4
Warpy Aug 5 #10
-misanthroptimist Aug 5 #11
Warpy Aug 5 #12
33taw Aug 5 #13
Warpy Aug 5 #14
33taw Aug 5 #15
Warpy Aug 5 #16
33taw Aug 6 #19
SWBTATTReg Aug 5 #5
IronLionZion Aug 5 #6
Steelrolled Aug 6 #24
turbinetree Aug 5 #7
Evolve Dammit Aug 5 #8
Cetacea Aug 6 #22
Evolve Dammit Aug 7 #26
AngryOldDem Aug 6 #17
lark Aug 6 #21
NurseJackie Aug 6 #18
lark Aug 6 #20
monkeyman1 Aug 6 #23
Stuart G Aug 7 #25
Aussie105 Aug 8 #27
cadoman Aug 8 #28
lapucelle Aug 8 #29
JohnSJ Aug 8 #30

Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:38 PM

1. Florida's government is not grappling with a damn thing.

We intend to ignore our way out of this mess. Our governor says that we should be more concerned about illegal border crossings in Texas...

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 06:16 PM

9. Miami-Dade has a pretty high vaccination rate (73.8%)

so somebody has been doing something right, probably because they got hit about the hardest during the winter spike. Likely a lot of the cases there are mild ones among the vaccinated plus some among the happy vacationers (Miami in summer, ugh, my Dad did that one).

The cases per 100,000 are well under 20 there, so you're not in terrible shape. It's not so for one of the counties in the panhandle, they're 99 case and climbing, with a 30+% vaccination rate. Funny how that works out, isn't it?

Follow the numbers, graphs, and compairsons with other states here: https://covidactnow.org/?s=21421067 It's an easy to use site and the numbers are updated frequently.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:39 PM

2. what they are REALLY grappling with is a Trump-humping governor

he doesn't give a fuck about ANYONE but Trump

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:41 PM

3. I am seeing a trend

Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi


So it’s the confederacy.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 03:46 PM

4. "So it's the confederacy."

It almost always is when it comes to something that hurts people. Been that way since before there was a Confederacy, actually.

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 06:19 PM

10. The Plains and Mormon states are hurting, also

Wherever they love Dumdum, there are a lot of people who think vaccination is the mark of Satan (although how it's a "mark" confuses me, the lump goes away in a week) and cases are climbing into the danger level.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 06:30 PM

11. Hence, "almost always" and not "always"

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 06:55 PM

12. Anywhere it's farming country and nohing going on

but work, alcohol, and religion. These are areas where preachers in more sensible times would be begging the state to send a vax team to their churches on Sunday, one thing that was done when the Salk polio vaccine came out.

So many of them are either hung up on Dumdum, themselves, or afraid of his fan club that it's just not going to happen, not until they've buried a lot more kids.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 08:45 PM

13. I am in farm country and the vaccine rate is low, but not as bad as the southern states.

I find it funny that the farmers vaccinate all their animals, give them antibiotics without reason, use round-up by the gallons, spray insecticides, herbicides and fungicides using crop dusters, but when it comes to vaccines they are worried what is going into their bodies .

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Response to 33taw (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 08:57 PM

14. It's all been manipulated into them and it's unnecessary.

Low population density might slow infection down but it won't stop it.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 09:40 PM

15. It will hit everywhere. It is starting to hit here. I avoid groups as much as possible.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 10:35 PM

16. Good plan.

Best plan is to get the va, breakthrough cases are both uncommon and overwhelmingly mild. It's not 100%, nothing is, but the cases of vaccinated people sick enough to need a little oxygen is a tiny percent of the total and the number of vaccinated people who have died is in the tenths of a percent.

So if you haven't already done so, find out who has the vaccine and get stuck. No, it won't make your day, but it might just save your life.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 09:12 AM

19. I got the vaccine in March.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 04:13 PM

5. MO was a border state. Not a member of the confederacy...it is split down the middle w/

trump wingnuts on the fringes of the state, and rational, Biden supporters in the larger cities.

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 05:04 PM

6. Damn liberals

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Response to USAFRetired_Liberal (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 10:29 PM

24. Infections are up in all states,

and no meaningful response from any level of government.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 05:34 PM

7. Grappling....Desatan and that fucking team aren't grappling with anything....

they got shots and are telling people in the state to basically get fucked and over 40% of the state population is on board with this insanity.......their washing there hands of the whole kitten and caboodle....they take no responsibility....none ...but they use state taxpayer money to just go around and ratfuck everyone, don't these people get it...how in the fuck did he get elected again.....

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Aug 5, 2021, 05:34 PM

8. Grapple away Floriduh. Elections matter. Sorry for the elderly who are brainwashed and easily duped.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 03:09 PM

22. Average age of covid-hospitalized patients in Florida is 42.

The elderly make up a considerable proportion of the more than 5 million registered democrats there.

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Response to Cetacea (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:40 PM

26. Guess there's no age limit on being easily duped

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:37 AM

17. And DeSantis is a big reason why.

He’s playing with people’s lives to boost his street cred with the party. Cutting funding for schools that have mask mandates….he’s a really tough and decisive leader.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 09:31 AM

21. Hopefully the courts will back sanity, but that's not a given since Scott stacked them so much.

Our courts, that used to be a shining star for privacy and safety 35 years ago, have been pushed to the extreme right, abandoned us in their efforts to promote the RW oligarchy and want us to die for their profits. It's more than likely they will continue to back death and profits for the rich over the lives of the workers.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:52 AM

18. It's really a shame about all the unwilling victims...

... the rest of the willingly unvaccinated are getting exactly what they wanted and what they deserve. I feel bad for the healthcare professionals who are forced to care for them. Why bother? Contracting covid is what they wanted. They're part of a suicide cult... they are fixated with death. Let them have what they wanted.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 09:26 AM

20. WRONG - There is no way FL government is grappling with this.

They are ducking, bobbing, weaving, lying, obfuscating, doing everything except telling the truth or doing one freaking thing about it. They are killing us on purpose to make Biden/Dems look bad and to steal all our SS $$. They see this as a rare opportunity to advance the reich wing and are stepping out to do this. Death Sentence doesn't give a fuck that we are dying in droves, he thinks it's not his folks, the billionaires, so he doesn't care, not one little bit. Media needs to get on his back and rip away, day after day to make an impact.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 04:31 PM

23. grappling my ass . must of eat a damn dictionary !!! educated dumb ass !!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 04:17 PM

25. ?? Why don't people get vaccinated?..I don't understnd this...

We got rid of polio, small pox, etc..What is the big deal?.. Covid-19 disease kills too..and has killed
hundreds of thousands of Americans...

....I don't like shots either...So what?..I don't like to go to the doctor, but I go..
....I don't like pneumonia.....I have had it, .....no not good at all....
................So, I got a pneumonia shot...make sense ? Is that right?....Pneumonia is much worse
than the pneumonia shot
...Yes? NO?...

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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 01:52 AM

27. So, Florida . . .

how is your 'Herd Immunity' experiment going?

Letting people get sick and die certainly sorts the weak from the strong. Seems a good way to strengthen the human life stock herd, really.

Just one question: When there is only a small percentage of humans left in your state, how do you think your local economy will fare?
I only ask because keeping the economy healthy is the aim of the game here, right?

Trade human lives for economic survival? Seems a good plan! /insert un-needed sarcasm emoji here/

Or maybe the answer is a lot simpler. You all down there are just plain stoopid!


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Response to mia (Original post)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 02:05 AM

28. I'm so tired of PCR case counts -- wish papers would stop shouting about them

PCR "case counts" do not matter. We are testing people six ways till sunday (regardless of their being symptomatic). The cycle counts on the tests are completely random, and even if the cycle counts were consistent they do not translate to meaningful medical decision making.

Focus on the actual hospitalization situation. Report the numbers for regular capacity _and_ emergency capacity so we know where hospitals have leeway vs. being at their actual limit.

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Response to cadoman (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 09:39 AM

29. I trust medical professionals to make meaningful medical decisions.

Anyone who is tired of data should simply stop reading it, instead of wishing it not be reported

This sounds like the type of anti-science, anti-news misinformation currently being spread on social media and echoes the anti-testing disinformation strategies that acolytes of TFG were engaged in last year. What is it doing here?

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Response to cadoman (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 8, 2021, 08:47 PM

30. Stop this outrageous crap about the PCR test does not matter. That crap has been debunked

as wrong information and comes from the website off guardian which is pushed by Russian trolls

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jul/07/blog-posting/covid-19-tests-are-not-scientifically-meaningless/

Try to post this crap on social media and see where it gets ya bud

I think some people may be tired of your misinformation that you are propagating



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