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Behold Impotus Americanus

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:17 PM (7 replies)

Conservative propaganda has crippled the U.S. coronavirus response

By Ryan Cooper
July 30, 2020

Why does the United States have the worst coronavirus outbreak in the developed world? Part of the answer is surely that our basic state functions have been allowed to rot, or been deliberately destroyed, over the years. State capacity and competence have been shown around the world to be a key factor in whether nations can get a handle on the pandemic.

But another reason is conservative media. A small but nevertheless very loud and angry minority of Americans have had their ability to reason dissolved in a corrosive bath of crack-brained propaganda.

The flood tide of conservative lunacy is so overwhelming that it can be hard to process or even notice. A dozen things that would be a major scandal in any other rich country, or the U.S. itself in previous ages, fly by practically every day.

Let's review a few events just from the start of this week.

On Monday, President Trump retweeted a viral video in which crackpot doctors falsely asserted that hydroxychloroquine was a "cure for COVID," and that masks were not necessary to contain the virus. Among others, the video featured Dr. Stella Immanuel, who has previously claimed "gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches," and "the government is run in part not by humans but by 'reptilians' and other aliens," reports The Daily Beast.

Read more:

https://theweek.com/articles/928123/conservative-propaganda-crippled-coronavirus-response
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:43 PM (2 replies)

Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal document

Source: Yahoo News

WASHINGTON — Hospitals in the Miami area have been so overwhelmed by coronavirus patients that intensive care units are now operating well beyond full capacity, according to a federal pandemic update obtained by Yahoo News.

The information comes from the “senior leadership brief” for July 27 prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, and distributed to federal agencies involved in the pandemic crisis. The document includes detailed analyses on various aspects of the crisis, from emerging hot spots to supply chain updates.

In the section titled “Medical care,” the document notes that in Florida, “hospitalizations increased 79% since July 4, with 8,974 current COVID-19 patients; ICU beds in Miami-Dade County at 146% capacity.”

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The document also reported “hospitals reaching capacity” and an emergency response system “under strain” in Georgia, as well as diminishing hospital capacity in South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. Those states reopened more eagerly than their counterparts in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, and have recently experienced high coronavirus case counts.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/miami-dade-ic-us-at-146-percent-capacity-with-coronavirus-patients-151222876.html
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:15 PM (21 replies)

On today's episode of White Racists Gone Cray:

A man claiming to be a war veteran was caught on camera having a public meltdown because another man was wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask.

https://twitter.com/davenewworld_2/status/1288596346962874370

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Racist woman loses her mind over seeing George Floyd’s image projected onto Robert E Lee statue



https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/racist-woman-loses-her-mind-over-seeing-george-floyds-image-projected-onto-robert-e-lee-statue/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 01:10 PM (3 replies)

Flashback: Herman Cain attends Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask, rails against mask mandates

Prior to his hospitalization, Cain, 74, appeared at President Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally without a mask, and later expressed his frustration about mask-wearing requirements.

“PEOPLE ARE FED UP!” Cain said of mask mandates on July 1—the same day he would end up being hospitalized.

Cain tested positive for coronavirus on June 29, nine days after he went to Trump’s rally without a mask, along with thousands of others, while the city experienced a coronavirus spike.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2020/07/27/herman-cain-is-still-hospitalized-for-coronavirus-5-weeks-after-going-to-trump-rally-maskless/#6d062a3c7a88

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:54 AM (2 replies)

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube scrub platforms of viral video making false coronavirus claims

Source: CNN

(CNN Business)A video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims related to the coronavirus was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday.

The video, published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, featured a group of people wearing white lab coats calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors" staging a press conference in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

President Trump shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers Monday night despite the dubious claims running counter to his administration's own public health experts. Spokespersons for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

During the press conference, a speaker who identifies herself as a doctor makes a number of dubious claims, including that "you don't need masks" to prevent spread of the coronavirus, and that recent studies showing hydroxychloroquine is ineffective for the treatment of Covid-19 are "fake science" sponsored by "fake pharma companies."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/facebook-youtube-coronavirus/index.html
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:15 AM (14 replies)

Trump retweets conspiracy that Fauci and Dems are perpetuating covid-19 deaths in order to hurt him

He’s really losing it tonight.



https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-goes-on-hydroxychloroquine-twitter-binge-retweets-anti-mask-conspiracies-and-false-claims-that-drug-is-cure-for-covid-19/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:08 AM (10 replies)

NYT: Trump was never invited to throw out the first pitch at Yankee stadium and was jealous of Fauci

WASHINGTON — An hour before Dr. Anthony S. Fauci threw the first pitch at the season opener between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, President Trump stood on the briefing room stage at the White House and declared that he, too, had been invited to throw out his own opening pitch.

“Randy Levine is a great friend of mine from the Yankees,” Mr. Trump, referring to the president of the baseball team, told reporters on Thursday as Dr. Fauci was preparing to take the mound. “And he asked me to throw out the first pitch, and I think I’m doing that on Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium.”

There was one problem: Mr. Trump had not actually been invited on that day by the Yankees, according to one person with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s schedule. His announcement surprised both Yankees officials and the White House staff.

But Mr. Trump had been so annoyed by Dr. Fauci’s turn in the limelight, an official familiar with his reaction said, that he had directed his aides to call Yankees officials and make good on a longtime standing offer from Mr. Levine to throw out an opening pitch. No date was ever finalized.


More:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/us/politics/trump-yankees-fauci.html
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:27 PM (57 replies)

Trump claims trending twitter topics which are about him are "illegal"

President Donald Trump complained on Twitter Monday about Twitter trending topics.

Yes, Twitter trending topics.

It’s unclear what trends set off the president in particular, but he tweeted, “So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called ‘Trending’, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one.”

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“They look for anything they can find, make it as bad as possible, and blow it up, trying to make it trend,” Trump added.

He even went so far as to actually claim that what’s happening is “illegal.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1287880895051907072

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-complains-about-very-unfair-twitter-trending-topics-many-disgusting-ones-about-me/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:43 PM (11 replies)

We just hit 150,000 COVID-19 deaths according to worldometer

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

4 people died in Benghazi and Republicans had hearings for the next 4 years. That's 1 year for every person who died in the attack.

Dems should have coronavirus hearings for the next decade at a minimum.

Also, we need criminal investigations and prosecutions.

These people need to see the inside of jail cells for what they've done to the American people.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 01:15 PM (0 replies)
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