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ThoughtCriminal

Just dropping in from one of the parallel universes

And wow, you guys are messed up, but things are pretty weird in many of the "Normal" ones.

By the way - out of a sampling of 15 quadrillion universes, there are only three where Donald Trump is President of the United States, and he was removed from office in the other two. So yeah - sucks to live here.

But back to the last universe we visited...

Joe Nation

Can I Make Something Perfectly Clear About Blood Donations During The COVID-19 Crisis?

THEY DO NOT PERFORM FREE COVID-19 TESTS WHEN YOU DONATE BLOOD!!! PERIOD!!!!

My son works for a blood donation center and apparently has had to tell large numbers of people that giving blood does not provide you with a COVID-19 test to see if you are infected. This myth was the same myth that went around during the AIDS Crisis. If someone walks in with a potential COVID-19 symptom, the center is closed down and all employees have to shelter in place for two weeks further reducing the country's blood supply.

If someone in your family is sick and untested, or you have symptoms, stay away from blood donation centers entirely. They will simply throw your blood away anyway and you will never know. My son has already had 3 potential exposures and half of their centers have been closed down. People that want to donate in order to be tested for COVID-19 are only making the problems worse for everyone.

PLEASE! Don't be reckless and endanger everyone else.

Chainfire

Massive deaths, massive unemployment, massive government debt

Trump has spent the last three years bragging on his his great numbers in the markets and in unemployment. The claims of the great economy was the only positive thing that gave his presidency any legitimacy. He took full credit for a successful and rapidly growing economy handed to him by the Obama administration. Now it is all crashed and burned due to his errors of judgement....

global1

Trump's Failure To Call A Nationwide 'Stay At Home' Will Only Extend The Length of This Crisis.....

Aren't the experts telling him that his not calling for a nationwide 'stay at home' will just draw out the time we can get back to normal in this country?

It seems to me that to flatten the curve - the whole of the country must work to do that at the same time. Those states that haven't issued a 'stay at home' order will ultimately get hit. As they spike at different times in the future they will only extend the time that this crisis continues....

Girard442

Well, I'm now an official stay-at-home.

I worked yesterday. My company here in NY makes infection control products, so we've been tagged as an essential business. Yesterday, we got word that one of the employees died of coronavirus and that some workers in every shift have tested positive. The company wasn't quite a ghost town yesterday, but it was definitely trending that way. My boss had already told be that I should feel OK with bailing out if I felt I had to....

Atticus

Let me say this up front: yes, I know how this sounds but---

Has anyone heard a reasonable explanation for the fact that virtually every decision that Trump has made in dealing with this pandemic has worsened the crisis and placed Americans in more danger?

Initially, he had to choose between taking action to protect us or do nothing and let the pandemic gain a foothold in our country. He chose to ignore the problem and gave the virus free rein for weeks....

Quixote1818

Trump has put the MAGAs between a rock and a hard place

Many still seem to be arguing the flu is worse than this and that Libs are sheep, bla, bla,bla. But now they are in DIRECT conflict with Trump's own policies. So if all this is overkill (under-kill to them) then why do they still support what Trump is doing? I keep asking these folks if they want Trump to fire Fauci and his pandemic team since they are taking the Democrats original stance on social distancing and shutting things down. Of course they have no way to answer without contradicting themselves. At first they avoid the question but I just keep asking them over and over until they give an answer....

Snake Plissken

If you go back and watch the briefings on this pandemic right from the very beginning

They have been more about coddling Trump than they have been about giving the public accurate life saving up to date information

Even when everyone in the room knew that attempting to pretend this virus would be over by Easter was extremely dangerous, nobody was willing to speak up and say how insane Trump's con game is and how many people will die as a result of his reckless need to open his golf courses and elitist resort back up.

sheshe2

Today I found out...

Today I found out my god child arrived at work in CCU, every bed available filled with intubated Coronavirus patients. She was handed her protective gear, a yellow rain slicker, the ones you see the police wearing on a rainy day, she was told to wear backwards. Yes, she has goggles and face mask donated by friends. They are only a week in and have no equipment because Don held back shipments to MA. She has a family that she fears she may bring the virus home to.

Another family member had a webcam doctors visit. They advised everyone to wear a mask and gloves when going to the store, something the admin that told us there was no need for. He also said for precautions wash your hands before you leave, wash them again when you get home and then wash your clothing and take a shower. Wash your food and bottles and cans, again something we were not told by this admin because for weeks they called this a hoax.

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