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The connection between BLM and wearing masks in public

These two hot-button issues are related in a way the MSM isn't playing up much.

So it's well-established that certain groups are being disproportionally impacted by CV-19. These groups include minorities (including blacks), the elderly, those with certain medical risk factors, and others. The reasons for the impact on the minority communities may not be entirely known, but there is a clear correlation with working manual labor jobs where social distancing is not always practical.

So those who are not in these groups who choose to come into close proximity with others without wearing a mask are putting those other groups at risk. All of this has been discussed.

However, what is not being exposed is the hypocrisy of those who find excuses not to wear masks, yet simultaneously claim to "love" these groups. Trump claims that 'MAGA loves the black people'. It's apparent to me, generally speaking, that conservatives forgo masks in public more often than liberals. Where's the love? How much love can there really be when so many excuses are given to avoid this minor inconvenience, to opt out of this simple sacrifice? And at the leadership level, how much love can Trump truly feel for those whose lives apparently take a back seat to his vanity?

Gah! Another anti-mask pseudo-scientific argument

So I was chatting with a conservative family member today and he informs me that wearing masks in places like supermarkets suppresses repeated mild exposure to the virus which would slowly and safely inoculate the public. This is basically a spin on herd immunity that I hadn't heard before.

I concede that acquired immunity is a real thing and will likely play a role in the future. However, I'm not aware of any science that suggests you can safely inoculate through a limited exposure to the virus, even in a lab environment. So the "science" is bogus if it somehow leads to the conclusion that this is in any way good public policy.

My real question is where is this coming from? Is it a Limbaugh-ism? I haven't watched Carlson or Hannity in a few weeks, are they spewing this now? Good grief.

CNN is stirring up the crazies

CNN's reporters are getting jeered at for wearing masks in the Myrtle Beach area.

This is not a good trend and appears to be more prevalent in the red states (surprise surprise).

Trump can't take all the blame for this. The MSM is making a thing out of Trump's lack of wearing a mask and there may be some partisan/anti-MSM blowback going on.

I live in this red state and don't need this action. Please stop it CNN.

Trump claimed the electoral system was rigged in 2016

As we know, this was merely a repeated assertion fallacy with no substantive supporting evidence ever provided.

This was a form of deception designed to undermine the system. It's almost as bad as actually rigging it. As I see it, Trump is disqualified from being a champion for voting fairness.

Regardless, he's taking up the "cause" and campaigning hard against absentee voting in 2020.

Do Republicans not see this contradiction? Or is it another case where they look the other way as Trump harasses the Democrats on a liberal front?

CNN passive aggressive towards OANN

During the coronavirus briefing today, I heard a question from OANN and noticed that CNN did not pan to the reporter. The camera stayed focused on Trump the whole time.

If it was just the one time I could brush it off, but I've noticed this before.

I guess they don't want to be the booster rocket to Chanel Rion's rising star?

It may get uery confvsing for vs here on DV

Trump promised a V-shaped recovery for the stock market. Well, the ship has already sailed on that. The best we can hope for is a U, and may even end up with a W. So let's just assume it will be a U. Since we know Trump rewrites reality to match his past false narratives, that means the letters U and V will have to be swapped.

Thank yov for that, Trvmp!

South Carolina is opening tomorrow!

Alignment with federal task force guidelines: no
Working vaccine: no
Effective therapeutic treatments: no
Plausible plan based on rigorous epidemic modeling: no
Demonstrated precedent for plan elsewhere: no
Well-defined testing procedures: no
Adequate testing capacity: no
Proven negative correlation with seasonal weather: no
Adequate hospital ICU surge capacity: no
Cooperation with neighboring states: no
Overwhelming support of voluntary measures by residents: no
Availability of surgical masks to general public: no

Immunity to Satan's virus by being washed in the blood of Jesus: Amen!

I'm staying the F home. I'll sip on lattes and watch the apocalypse out my window and on TV.

Price gouging on Amazon

I think Amazon cleaned up the most egregious violations, but this still seems to be rampant.

16 oz of mayonnaise for $23 (should be $4)

https://www.amazon.com/Dukes-Real-Mayonnaise-Smooth-Creamy/dp/B007SHLLH4

97 oz of evaporated milk for $16 (should be around $11)

https://www.amazon.com/Carnation-Evaporated-Milk-97-Ounce/dp/B004DIXYYE/ref=sr_1_1_sspa

13 oz of Hamburger Helper for $9 (should be $2)

https://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crocker-Hamburger-Helper-Stroganoff/dp/B07CMCQ387/ref=sr_1_2

These are not anecdotal, they are every pantry staple I search for.

So if you are one of the lucky ones, you can pay 2-3X the going rate for your nonperishable wares and cut out a few more trips to the grocery store. The rest of us get to mask up and head out.

I wonder how many low-income seniors took on some debt for the same privilege thinking this was "going to be over soon"? That's the danger in this overly optimistic messaging from the WH. Putin isn't doing that. Merkel isn't doing that.

Better Task Force Briefing questions for Jim Acostas

Jim Acostas has been asking "gotcha" questions of Trump that we already know the answer to again and again. This serves a purpose to a point, but has become repetitive and pointless.

Given that there are daily press briefings, there is no reason more technical questions can't be posed to Fauci and Birx. I'm entirely confident the MSM can dumb it down for mass consumption.

Here are a few of the questions I would ask. Maybe Acostas should take some notes.

1) By recent estimates, the R-naught value in places like New York and Germany is around 0.9 with a full lockdown in place. Anything above 1.0 will mean either a slow or fast disaster involving an ever-increasing number of cases. What is the expected new range for the R-naught value as lockdown restrictions are eased and testing procedures are increased across the country, and is the simulation data available?

2) When is the effect of temperature and humidity on the transmission of CV-19 virus expected to be known with certainty? The CDC has performed lab experiments on flu virus transmissibility, yet nothing definitive has been learned of this virus month after month.

3) The WHO is playing an active role in coordinating the worldwide development effort into a flu vaccine. How significantly will the recent withdrawal of US support hamper this effort, and how specifically will any setbacks be reversed?

Now if Acostas wants to talk about bleach on Monday, the OANN could shock the world and ask these questions instead. Feel free OANN, you have my permission.





Chris Cuomo "quarantine shamed" by conservative media

Cuomo verbally accosted the "Fat-Tire Guy" near his property who is now making the rounds on the conservative media circuit.

https://nypost.com/2020/04/14/long-island-bicyclist-verbally-attacked-by-chris-cuomo-fires-back/

Cuomo did still have CV-19 symptoms at this time, and you can say what you will about whether he should have been more aggressively quarantining himself or not. No laws were broken, so any perceived impropriety is something he'll have to reconcile with himself. It's not like he was on the subway.

I don't think the encounter amounts to much in the way of being newsworthy. FXN's Tucker Carlson picked up the story regardless, puffing up the "altercation" as a guise to smear the CNN celebrity. He prefaced the piece by saying he was concerned with Cuomo's health, making all subsequent statements A-OK. Tucker and Company have taken quite a beating in recent weeks, and this seems to be nothing more than a transparent low-blow retaliation.

So is this where we are now? Quarantine shaming?
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