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Holy Shit: Chyron of the Day

If you missed President Trump’s daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, this CNN chyron pretty much tells you everything.


CNN don't play
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:44 PM (46 replies)

Fox News Poll: Biden Leads in Michigan 49% to 41%

A new Fox News poll in Michigan finds Joe Biden leading President Trump in the presidential race, 49% to 41%.


Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:06 PM (14 replies)

So Trump just told the US Navy to "shoot down" Iranian boats....

How do you shoot down a boat?

Don't you shoot down planes?

This guy is dumber than a box of rocks....

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he has instructed the US Navy to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats" that harass US ships.

"I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea," Trump wrote.

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:32 PM (19 replies)

Study of Trump-Promoted Coronavirus Drug Finds More Deaths, No Benefit

Source: Daily Beast

The anti-malaria drug flogged over and over again by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment didn't help veterans who got it, according to a new government-funded study.

The research, which has not yet been peer-reviewed but was backed by the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia, is the latest evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not the magic bullet that Trump and his allies suggested it was.

"In this study, we found no evidence that use of hydroxychloroquine, either with or without azithromycin, reduced the risk of mechanical ventilation in patients hospitalized with Covid-19," the authors wrote.

In fact, the analysis of data from 368 patients at veterans hospitals found 28 percent of those who got it died--compared to 11 percent who received the standard treatment without the drug. And 22 percent of the patients who got hydroxychloroquine plus the antibiotic azithromycin died.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/study-of-hydroxychloroquine-trump-promoted-coronavirus-drug-finds-more-deaths
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:56 PM (14 replies)

Drug touted by Trump showed no benefit and actually caused more deaths

“A malaria drug widely touted by President Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals,” the AP reports.

“There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported.”


Here's a video of Trump touting the drug:

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 04:23 PM (5 replies)

As we approach 44,000 deaths, do you think Republicans will have second thoughts....

about wanting the country run by a TV gameshow host?

We're approaching 44K deaths in just 7 weeks!

You would think at least some Republicans would be reevaluating their decision....

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 03:41 PM (28 replies)

Trump's own administration predicts at least 300,000 American deaths if lockdown is lifted early

Why is Trump pushing for a lifting of the lockdown even though his own administration predicts at least 300,000 American deaths?

Because he doesn't give a shit about American lives. He only cares about the stock market and his reelection.

What Happens If U.S. Reopens Too Fast? Documents Show Federal Coronavirus Projections

April 21, 2020 10:35 AM ET

Federal health officials estimated in early April that more than 300,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 if all social distancing measures are abandoned, and later estimates pushed the possible death toll even higher, according to documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. Some outside experts say even that grim outlook may be too optimistic.

The documents, created by the Department of Health and Human Services, spell out the data and analysis the agency is sharing with other federal agencies to help shape their responses to the coronavirus.

While the White House Coronavirus Task Force has cited other models created at academic institutions, the federal government has not made public its own modeling efforts. The documents paint the fullest picture yet of the assumptions underpinning the government's response to the pandemic.

The Trump administration is laying out plans for how to reopen America's economy, and protesters are parading near state Capitol buildings to demand that happen swiftly. But while overestimating the threat of the virus could cause unnecessary job losses, underestimating it means more lives lost. At particular risk are the elderly, and African Americans, who already disproportionately dying, based on preliminary data.

More: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/21/839456638/what-happens-if-u-s-reopens-too-fast-federal-documents-show-coronavirus-projecti
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:33 PM (3 replies)

"Jesus is my vaccine"

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 12:37 AM (15 replies)

Any time Trump and his supporters attack China over COVID-19, please be sure to share these quotes

POLITICO has compiled a list of 15 times the president hailed China for its push to prevent a pandemic in the early months of 2020 — an effort that ultimately failed:

Jan. 24, Twitter:

“China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”


Feb. 7, Twitter:

“Just had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days … Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!

Feb. 7, Remarks before Marine One departure:

"Late last night, I had a very good talk with President Xi, and we talked about — mostly about the coronavirus. They're working really hard, and I think they are doing a very professional job. They're in touch with World — the World — World Organization. CDC also. We're working together. But World Health is working with them. CDC is working with them. I had a great conversation last night with President Xi. It's a tough situation. I think they're doing a very good job.”

Feb. 10, Fox Business interview:

"I think China is very, you know, professionally run in the sense that they have everything under control," Trump said. "I really believe they are going to have it under control fairly soon. You know in April, supposedly, it dies with the hotter weather. And that's a beautiful date to look forward to. But China I can tell you is working very hard."

More: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/15/trump-china-coronavirus-188736

That was just a sample. There are plenty more damning quotes at the link.

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun Apr 19, 2020, 03:30 PM (8 replies)

Joy Reid stunned after Trump supporter claims "very effective treatment" for COVID-19 already exists

You can't fix stupid

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun Apr 19, 2020, 01:53 PM (6 replies)
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