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Michigan anti-lockdown protesters spread the coronavirus to rural areas where they live

Some protesters who descended on the Michigan state capitol to demand the state reopen the economy in spite of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have spread infections in rural areas where they live, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Vice President Mike Pence in a recorded phone conversation obtained by ABC News.

Whitmer, a Democrat, asked Pence to discourage the demonstrations after the state’s data suggested the protesters brought COVID-19 back to their rural communities.

“We have seen from initial protests here is that we’ve got COVID-19 spreading in rural parts of our state, from which people traveled,” Whitmer reportedly told Pence.

Whitmer added that the alarming trend could derail the state’s plans to begin reopening.

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue May 12, 2020, 08:33 PM (25 replies)

For an alternate viewpoint, we're joined by a random right-wing nutjob...

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue May 12, 2020, 08:04 PM (1 replies)

As the pandemic rages and 81k Americans die, Trump accuses Joe Scarborough of murder 19 years ago

President Donald Trump accused MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of murder — and urged authorities to open a cold case investigation.

Trump has lobbed allegations against the “Morning Joe” host, a former friend turned daily critic, related to the death of one of his congressional staffers in 2001, including as recently as last week.


An autopsy showed that Lori Klausutis, who worked in Scarborough’s Fort Walton Beach congressional office, collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart condition and suffered a fatal blow to the head as she fell.

Scarborough reacted to the president’s tweet moments later on the air, asking Trump — a regular viewer of the show he claims to hate — to turn off the television and get to work on the coronavirus.

“Why don’t you stop tweeting?” Scarborough said. “Why don’t you turn off the television, and why don’t you start working, okay? You do your job, we’ll do ours. America will be much better off for that. Just go, turn off the TV, Donald.”

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue May 12, 2020, 07:29 AM (17 replies)

Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities

Source: NBC News

Trump's claim that cases are falling everywhere is contradicted by his own task force's report, obtained by NBC News, showing the virus spreading far from the coasts.

Coronavirus infection rates are spiking to new highs in several metropolitan areas and smaller communities across the country, according to undisclosed data the White House's pandemic task force is using to track rates of infection, which was obtained by NBC News.

The data in a May 7 coronavirus task force report are at odds with President Donald Trump's declaration Monday that "all throughout the country, the numbers are coming down rapidly."

The 10 top areas recorded surges of 72.4 percent or greater over a seven-day period compared to the previous week, according to a set of tables produced for the task force by its data and analytics unit. They include Nashville, Tennessee; Des Moines, Iowa; Amarillo, Texas; and — atop the list, with a 650 percent increase — Central City, Kentucky.


The spiking infection rates suggest that the pandemic is spreading quickly outside major coastal population centers that were early hot spots, while governors of some of the states that are home to new hot spots are following Trump's advice to relax stay-at-home restrictions.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/unreleased-white-house-report-shows-coronavirus-rates-spiking-heartland-communities-n1204751
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 11, 2020, 09:04 PM (29 replies)

This is what we're up against....

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 11, 2020, 12:22 PM (13 replies)

Trump uses positive COVID-19 test of Pence press secretary to advocate against testing

Source: Raw Story

President Donald Trump revealed that the member of the Vice President’s staff who tested positive on Friday for coronavirus is Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller. Miller happens to be the spouse of Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller, as CNN reports.

The President used the news to advocate against coronavirus testing, suggesting that because someone could become infected any time after being tested it might not make sense to test for the virus that has killed more than 78,000 people in America to date.

“She’s a wonderful young woman, Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive,” Trump said during a lunch meeting with House Republicans in the State Dining Room.


“This is why the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great,” Trump said, which violates medical experts’ findings and policies.

Trump did not appear to understand that identifying those who test positive prevents the spread of the virus and allows them and others they may have infected to be quarantined. It also gives them time to get medical attention, which could be life-saving.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/watch-trump-uses-positive-covid-19-test-of-pence-press-secretary-to-advocate-against-testing/

This man is a fucking moron.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Fri May 8, 2020, 05:10 PM (2 replies)

Caption this photo....

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 10:50 PM (4 replies)

If you could reason with Trump supporters...

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 08:15 PM (1 replies)

7 weeks ago the US and South Korea had the same number of COVID-19 deaths. Now we're approaching 80K

and South Korea hasn't even hit 300.


The Atlantic Daily: South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism
The country just reported zero new domestic coronavirus infections for the third day in a row. What’s behind its dramatic success?

Seven weeks ago, the United States and South Korea had the same number of coronavirus deaths. Now America’s toll measures in the tens of thousands, but South Korea’s remains under 300.


How South Korea did it :

1. Test.

By mid-February—while the U.K. was talking about “herd immunity” and President Donald Trump was predicting that the virus would “miraculously” disappear in weeks—South Korea was churning out thousands of test kits every day. By March 5, South Korea had tested 145,000 people—more than the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, and Japan combined.

2. Trace.

The national mapping of citizen activity yields fast results. On a Saturday in April, a 58-year-old man was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Surveillance data showed that he had voted in the election and visited several restaurants in previous days. Within 48 hours, South Korea had identified—and, in some cases, interviewed—more than 1,000 people who had potentially come into contact with him.

3. Isolate.

To separate the sick from the healthy—and the somewhat sick from the very sick—South Korea’s patients are divided into several groups. The elderly and those with serious illnesses go straight to hospitals. Moderately sick people are sent to isolation dorms, where they’re monitored.



After reading this article, it's obvious the United States will never be able to achieve this under our current leadership. The United States is completely incapable thanks to Trump and the Republicans.

We're probably gonna hit 300,000 deaths before South Korea hits 300 deaths.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 04:57 PM (3 replies)

The drug Trump has been touting for weeks flops yet again in another coronavirus study

Bottom line? Don't get medical advice from this guy:

Hydroxychloroquine fails to help hospitalized coronavirus patients in US funded study
Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

Hydroxychloroquine, a decades-old malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump, didn’t appear to help hospitalized patients with Covid-19, according to a new observational study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, looked at 1,376 consecutive patients who showed up at the emergency room with symptoms of coronavirus.

Nearly 60%, or 811 of the patients, received the drug within 48 hours and were found, on average, to be more severely ill than those who didn’t receive the drug, the researchers said.


Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 04:12 PM (19 replies)
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