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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. "

https://news.yahoo.com/wisconsin-is-battling-americas-worst-coronavirus-outbreak-and-the-states-broken-politics-is-partially-to-blame-143650745.html

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."

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


https://readsludge.com/2020/10/09/blue-dog-affiliated-group-runs-ads-for-big-pharma/?fbclid=IwAR3aUrv0MXNP-5uitXK8DALJWyiO95ua03gevFA0s1SbWyvULLlLPdGWnzk

I know The Lincoln Project and Repubs for Biden

are not new to anyone here, but I really enjoyed this:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/05/05/trump-tweet-lincoln-project-ad-ip-vpx.cnn

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.

https://news.yahoo.com/qanon-trump-getting-covid-good-041358684.html

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..
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