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Why does Wisconsin have the worse coronavirus outbreak in the US?

"Right now Wisconsin is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak in America. The question is why. What about Wisconsin is different from, say, the neighboring states of Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois, where the virus isn’t spreading nearly as fast?

The answer, at least in part, is politics: specifically, the brand of cavalier, it-will-go-away politics propagated by President Trump and parroted by lower-level Republicans who seem hell-bent on resisting efforts to sustain social distancing and mask wearing when the spread is still low enough to contain — and in Wisconsin’s case, who continue to resist even after infections spiral out of control. "


Blue Dog-Affiliated Group Runs Ads for Big Pharma

"A nonprofit affiliated with the conservative Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats is working to boost the reputation of Big Pharma through a series of paid ads it’s running on Facebook.

The group, Center Forward, is currently sponsoring seven news articles and op-eds that give positive coverage to the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to create COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, according to Facebook Ad Archive. While the articles Center Forward is promoting do not necessarily contain false information, they are in line with messages from the Trump administration and many in the business community who are eager to fully reopen the economy more rapidly than is advised by most epidemiologists."

“Trust the seeds of hope our scientists have planted working around the clock to develop COVID-19 treatments and vaccines,” one ad reads.


I know The Lincoln Project and Repubs for Biden

are not new to anyone here, but I really enjoyed this:

What if drump insists on leaving the hospital, while

the doctors say he is not ready to return to WH?

(not that he was ever 'ready').

I wonder what protocol kicks in.

trump's covid: it's a leftist conspiracy

can't put anything past those lefties.

“Trump was fine until the debate, where they set up microphones & podiums for him,” Tesoriero wrote. “Incubation period is usually 2 - 3 days. He tests positive a couple of days after the debate. I put nothing past the left. NOTHING.”

lol- source: q-anon.


Wondering about search engine and DU..

For many years I've been a member here, altho I visit infrequently.
Always, when I want to visit, I put "dem..." in the search engine.
There's been no need to bookmark bec. usually as far as "dem..." in the search engine, this site comes up as a "suggestion."
Today, (with google) even putting in "Democratic underground", for 3 pages of results it did not come up. Finally I went to fb DU, and there found a link to the site.

This is pretty strange.
I know google, fb, et al, are doing a lot of messing around with various sites.
Has anybody heard of this happening, or any ideas what is going on?

2 killed and 12 injured in North Carolina shooting at block party, police say

Source: CNN

Two people were shot dead and 12 others hurt early Monday at an "impromptu block party" in North Carolina, Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

"Several shooters discharged dozens of shots into the crowd," the CMPD said in a statement.

Officers responded to a call of a pedestrian hit around 12:30 a.m., when they heard gunshots, the statement said. When they got to the scene, officers found a woman with a gunshot wound lying in Beatties Ford Road with a gunshot wound. She died at the scene, the release said.

CNN affiliate WBTV reported "hundreds of people" were in the streets.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/us/charlotte-shooting/index.html

Could virophages be a way to stop or slow Covid-19?

I am searching for info, and so far only mention I have turned up is that the virophages only infect giant viruses and that the covid-19 is not a giant virus.
Appreciate any referrals if anyone has more info..

Typhoon Hagibis: Monster storm could become strongest on Earth

TYPHOON HAGIBIS is rapidly intensifying in the Pacific Ocean and forecasters are now warning the monster storm could become the strongest storm on Earth.

Typhoon Hagibis is rapidly gathering strength in the western Pacific. The powerful monster storm is forecast to whip out winds of 161mph as soon as tomorrow, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre has said. That would make Hagibis the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale - the strongest category there is.

Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said Hurricane Dorian, which caused extensive damage to the Bahamas last month, was the strongest storm on Earth so far, considered in terms of pressure.

Hurricane Dorian has a pressure of 910 millibars but Hagibis could extend this as the forecast show it develop into a super typhoon this week.

Super typhoons are tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Ocean with winds of at least 150mph, equivalent to at least a higher-end Category 4 hurricane.

Hagibis was located more than 400 miles east-northeast of Guam as of Monday morning local time.


Can you recall the name of this movie?

The name is not an English word-- something like Katsmata, but not that.
It has - if I recall - no words, but scenes, ex of great traffic jams, of things speeding along, of civilizations' follies, something like a world gone mad. It seems very appropriate to me now, and I cannot recall the name.
It would have been made at least 20 years ago - maybe more.
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