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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)

Fox News host encourages people to "get out there" and defy orders (from the comfort of his home)

You first, fuckstick!



Fox News’ Pete Hegseth Says Healthy People Need ‘Courage’ to Get ‘Out There’ and Develop ‘Herd Immunity’ to Coronavirus
By Charlie Nash

Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth said “healthy people” need to pull together the courage to get “out there” amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, remarking, “herd immunity is our friend.”

“I do think you are going to need that kind of ethos and that spirit to put freedom before fear,” Hegseth said on Fox News.

“Listen, there’s a lot of anxiety, there’s a lot of misinformation. The experts,” he said, putting the word in scare quotes, “have been telling us hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. Now that we’re learning more, herd immunity is our friend. Healthy people getting out there, they’re going to have to have some courage.”

“And we’ve seen courage, we’re going to talk about it later, in Texas where people are defying ridiculous orders. That takes courage, that’s not easy,” Hegseth continued. “So I think that spirit, the American Spirit frankly, is in full supply and ready to go. If some of our experts and some of our leaders will just get out of their way — they’re drunk on power — it’s time to open up.”
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 01:13 PM (11 replies)

Almost HALF of Republicans Think Government is Exaggerating Reported Coronavirus Deaths

Source: Mediaite

A new poll shows that a shocking percentage of Republican voters — nearly half — believe that fewer people have died from the coronavirus than the government is reporting.

In a new Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were asked “Do you think the government is accurately reporting the number of people who have died from COVID-19 or do you think more people have died from the virus or fewer people have died from the virus?”

A clear plurality — 39 percent — said that more people have died than the government has reported, while just 17 percent said fewer have died. Only 21 percent said the government’s numbers are accurate. That basic result — that a plurality say more people have died — was consistent across every demographic category. It’s also consistent with reporting on excess deaths that aren’t being included in the official death toll.

But among Republican primary voters, a whopping 47 percent said that fewer people have died, and only 12 percent said that more people have died than have been reported.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/news/almost-half-of-republicans-think-government-is-exaggerating-reported-coronavirus-deaths/

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu May 7, 2020, 12:36 PM (28 replies)

The federal government is now fucking up the distribution of remdesivir...because of course they are

Doctors lambaste federal process for distributing Covid-19 drug remdesivir
WED, MAY 6 20207:54 PM EDT
Eric Boodman, Casey Ross

Hospitals and physicians around the country are sharply criticizing the federal government for the uneven and opaque way it is distributing its supply of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir.

The experimental drug received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration last week, after preliminary data from a clinical trial showed that it reduced how long it took hospitalized Covid-19 patients to recover.


About two dozen hospitals are believed to have been chosen to receive the drug so far, but clinicians told STAT it is unclear why some medical centers were chosen to receive coveted doses while others weren’t — and who is making those decisions in the first place.


Earlier instances of unapproved drugs being authorized for emergency use have been very different, said Michael Ison, an infectious disease physician at Northwestern Medicine. During the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009, he explained, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a website as soon as the FDA authotized emergency use for peramivir, so that hospitals could apply for the medicine.

Not so for remdesivir. “Currently there is no way anywhere I’ve seen to figure out how this is being distributed or how they’re making decisions about this,” Ison said.

Read more:

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed May 6, 2020, 10:06 PM (11 replies)

BWHAHAHA: These gun-toting right wing nut jobs really do live in mom's basement

A Colorado man who planned to attend a “Reopen” rally in Denver on May 1 before he was arrested by the FBI for possessing pipe bombs was involved in the boogaloo movement, a far-right militia offshoot that uses cryptic pop-culture references to prepare for a future civil war.

FBI agents and other law enforcement executing search warrants on Bradley Bunn’s residence in Loveland, Colo. on May 1 discovered four pipe bombs at the 53-year-old man’s home, according to a press release issued by the US Attorney’s office in Denver. Agents also discovered two one-pound containers of .308 caliber cartridge reloading gunpowder, a potential pipe bomb component, in Bunn’s vehicle. If convicted for possession of destructive devices, Bunn faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The arrest set off a flurry panicked texts from Bunn’s extremist associates in Colorado to allies networked across the country through boogaloo-inspired Facebook pages. On the morning of Bunn’s arrest, Chevy Lee McGee wrote on his Facebook page in all caps: “I might need backup ASAP. Possible police raid at my house.” Then he posted the address of his mother’s house in Fort Collins. He ended with a request: “Need QRF teams,” using a military term for “quick reaction force.”


...McGee wrote, “I knew I was going to be next, so I made that post for everyone to standby just in case something happened. Then my mom’s freaking out because she works with the sheriff’s office [in Larimer County] and they were talking about me and how I talked to Bradley’s etc. [sic], so she told me to get my ass home. It could’ve been a setup so I have a couple bois roll with me there etc.”


Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed May 6, 2020, 03:46 PM (22 replies)
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