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16. In May we had this discussion.
Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:06 AM
Jun 2020

Trump said he'd reopen the country.

With one, rarely united voice, the governors (and pundits, etc., etc.) said that Trump did not have the legal authority to do this.

What's now not a secret message was what they themselves were yelling over a month ago. I'm sure they heard what they were saying.

But I still think what I thought in March: You do what you need to do when you need to do it, you don't impose restrictions to prevent something that isn't predicted and unlikely to happen. People in NYC wanted to close the country when NYC was hit hard. Now we have NYC saying that while they should be cautious, why should they let what's happening in the SW affect their plans? Get the asymmetry?

Meanwhile, I've read today that while the number of dead due to COVID in the US is surging as a result of the reopening, the number of dead due to COVID in the US continues to decline. And that, my friend, is the level of reporting that we have come to demand and that the purveyors of ruth have consented to provide.

He will be "correcting" that statement before the day is out....Wanna bet? ashredux Jun 2020 #1
Either that or he's FORMER Human Services Secretary Alex Azar groundloop Jun 2020 #23
Anybody want to get that barn door? Botany Jun 2020 #2
That isn't a brown post behind that horse is it? n/t marie999 Jun 2020 #10
The fucking horse has been sighted 2 counties over... jcgoldie Jun 2020 #18
lol, we miss that chance back in February beachbumbob Jun 2020 #3
Republican Senate refused to remove Trump and now we're in this mess bucolic_frolic Jun 2020 #4
Daily new U.S. cases, 7 day moving average: +77% in last 2 1/2 weeks progree Jun 2020 #5
And older people are forced to hide out at hime because of younger people. Lonestarblue Jun 2020 #7
Older people can't hide forever NickB79 Jun 2020 #15
Young People Do Risk Death! louzke9 Jun 2020 #19
Not all of we older people have been HockeyMom Jun 2020 #35
I live in New York as well... SergeStorms Jun 2020 #36
Gov Wolfe has announced Bars can no longer serve Alchohol. Tommymac Jun 2020 #37
Since when? HockeyMom Jun 2020 #38
My Bad...It is only Allegheny County. Tommymac Jun 2020 #39
So does it make sense to quarantine everyone with risk factors? greymattermom Jun 2020 #6
Makes better sense than quaranting everybody without risk factors. n/t Igel Jun 2020 #14
No, everybody should be quarantined. People who don't have risk factors can totodeinhere Jun 2020 #21
Think About That, Again ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #22
The senior living facility industry employs almost a million Americans entering and leaving daily NickB79 Jun 2020 #25
You're Not Thinking This Through ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #26
I have already thought about it. Without everybody on quarantine, community spread will continue totodeinhere Jun 2020 #28
I Don't Think You Have ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #30
I'd Like To See RobinA Jun 2020 #27
Yes of course you want to visit grandma. But if that visit cannot be safe would you really totodeinhere Jun 2020 #29
Well, he must be right Chainfire Jun 2020 #8
Its a Not So Secret Message.... louzke9 Jun 2020 #9
In May we had this discussion. Igel Jun 2020 #16
Says the guy who still has this job, for some unknown reason ... hatrack Jun 2020 #11
This is going to be the nail in Trump's coffin Major Nikon Jun 2020 #12
That is why, as little as I do know about CVovid-19, marie999 Jun 2020 #13
If the window is closing, where is HHS's plan for corralling the outbreak? Azar's comments are iluvtennis Jun 2020 #17
Due to the total abdication of any duty by the Admin., that ship done sailed. Totally inept or Evolve Dammit Jun 2020 #20
If things continue as I expect, this fall/winter will be horrific nt Javaman Jun 2020 #24
I think that ship has sailed. Marie Marie Jun 2020 #31
So what are YOU doing about it, Alex? Retrograde Jun 2020 #32
Tomorrow, Trump will say he's a great person relayerbob Jun 2020 #33
Or a few months late on that one IronLionZion Jun 2020 #34
Why isn't Azar issuing a nationwide mask mandate? WTF SunSeeker Jun 2020 #40
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