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    The heat one actually worried me due to my mother having a small heart condition, and my family having a historic of heart disease.


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    Fabulous. My grandfather died of a heart attack, and my dad survived one, so we technically don't have a history of heart disease, it's still not comforting.

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    US, Brazil, India and Mexico, what's a second wave?
    There was this article the other day about U.s., Brazil and México sharing idiotic, populists, demagogue leaderships. And yeah, Trump, AMLO and Bolsonaro kinda understimated this whole thing from the very beggining and then they all acted as if they had done amazing jobs with it.

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    Rule by ego does not make room for reality.
    Of course in this fight Covid will win and not the leader.

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    The idea of "Don't Fuck with Mother Nature" never seems to get through to idiots like that.

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    Sometimes it turns into "Don't Ignore Mother Nature".
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    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...7/31/day-1289/


    Day 1289: "We cannot test our way out of this pandemic."

    • 😷 Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”

    • Global: Total confirmed cases: ~17,422,000; deaths: ~676,000
    • U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,543,000; deaths: ~153,000
    • Source: Johns Hopkins University
    Dr. Anthony Fauci told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis he is “cautiously optimistic” that a “safe and effective” coronavirus vaccine will be available to the public by the end of 2020, but warned that “one can never guarantee the safety or effectiveness unless you do the trial.” Fauci said that the Trump administration’s decision to leave coronavirus shutdown decisions to the states created a patchwork of policies that essentially imposed restrictions on about half of the country, and that “There were some states that did it very well, and there were some states did not.” Fauci also contradicted Trump’s past statements that the coronavirus would eventually vanish, saying “I do not believe it would disappear because it’s such a highly transmissible virus.” Fauci testified alongside Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, and Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration testing czar. Giroir told Congress the U.S. “cannot test our way out of this or any other pandemic” and that “testing does not replace personal responsibility,” such as wearing a mask or washing hands. Redfield, meanwhile, testified that he was not consulted or given advance warning that the Trump administration was going to direct hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC. (New York Times / Washington Post / CNBC / Politico / The Guardian / NBC News)
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    *sigh* Just when I thought Mass. was getting better we now have new "clusters" from people who were idiots and had parties and football camps:
    https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local...YYBM2Way0yAGXM

    IDIOTS!!!

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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indiana...test-positive/

    It's almost as if this wasn't established as being a bad idea......repeatedly.
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    Pretty shameful. Idiots, the only thing they'll accomplish is that we won't be allowed to go out and meet friends anymore once the epidemic in our country worsens thanks to their stupidity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    *sigh* Just when I thought Mass. was getting better we now have new "clusters" from people who were idiots and had parties and football camps:
    https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local...YYBM2Way0yAGXM

    IDIOTS!!!
    Same, specifically in some filthy rich towns (in CT's panhandle of course).

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    Here I thought only America had idiots when it came to this pandemic; thought Germany was way better than this. ><

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    Here I thought only America had idiots when it came to this pandemic; thought Germany was way better than this. ><
    Just because Germany itself does handle the pandemic relatively well doesn't mean that there aren't idiots over here. I'm pretty sure this is true for every country. Although some seem to have more than others.
    It's not only the conspiracy crowd, it's also (mainly but not exclusively) young people that are getting impatient and want to have fun without worrying about the virus ... which led to a slight increase im the number of new daily cases in the last week or so.
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    Also from what I've heard, many people from other countries traveled to Berlin to participate. But yeah, Germany definitely has its share of idiots, especially in the east.

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    Who CARES about the unemployed millions?

    not the Republicans

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/how-coron...185412463.html



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    That's pathetic
    https://twitter.com/zachbraff/status...961447424?s=20

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    Who CARES about the unemployed millions?

    not the Republicans

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/how-coron...185412463.html
    Remember all those Simpsons sketches about the republicans being a blood sucking group of wealthy elite doing anything and everything out of their own self interest in keeping being rich and powerful?
    Well they decided to just roll with, that's the new party mentality.


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    This hasn't been a good week, month, year, or anything for Florida Man

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/flo...-now-have-the/
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    Three days' worth of Covid-19 News from What the Fuck Just Happened Today?, spoiler-tagged to avoid walls of text:

    Day 1292: "Extraordinarily widespread."


    Spoiler:
    •  Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”
    • Global: Total confirmed cases: ~18,161,000; deaths: ~691,000
    • U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,469,000; deaths: ~156,000
    • Source: Johns Hopkins University

    1/ Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the country is in a “new phase” of the coronavirus pandemic and that the current outbreak is “extraordinarily widespread.” Birx stressed that Americans need to follow public health recommendations, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. She added: “What we are seeing today is different from March and April.[…] It’s into the rural as equal urban areas. […] To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus.” (CNN / New York Times / Axios)
    • The U.S. recorded more than 1.9 million new coronavirus infections in July – nearly 42% of the more than 4.5 million cases reported since the pandemic began and more than double the number documented in any other month. (New York Times)
    • The former head of the FDA warned that the country’s rate of coronavirus infections indicates “it’s going to be hard to keep the virus out.” (CBS News)
    • [Perspective] A coronavirus vaccine won’t change the world right away. “The declaration that a vaccine has been shown safe and effective will be a beginning, not the end. Deploying the vaccine to people in the United States and around the world will test and strain distribution networks, the supply chain, public trust and global cooperation. It will take months or, more likely, years to reach enough people to make the world safe.” (Washington Post)
    • [Public Records] Millions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans went to China-backed businesses in critical sectors. According to a review of publicly available loan data, “$192 million to $419 million has gone to more than 125 companies that Chinese entities own or invest in. Many of the loans were quite sizable; at least 32 Chinese companies received loans worth more than $1 million, with those totaling as much as $180 million.” (New York Times)
    • [Public Records] A defense contractor was accused of misrepresenting its size in order to received a loan worth at least $2 million through the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. “A review of business data by Project on Government Oversight and the nonprofit Anti-Corruption Data Collective concluded that Atlantic Diving Supply was one of at least 27 PPP recipients estimated annual sales of more than $1 billion in 2019. Another 2,068 loan recipients cleared $100 million in sales last year, according to the analysis.” (Washington Post)
    2/ Trump tweeted that Dr. Deborah Birx’s performance has been “pathetic.” Prior to Dr. Birx’s comment that the virus is in a “new phase,” and that it is “extraordinarily widespread,” Nancy Pelosi said Dr. Birx had been “too positive” about Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Trump then accused Dr. Birx of unfairly criticizing the administration’s response to the pandemic, saying she “took the bait & hit us.” Pelosi also said she does not have confidence in Dr. Birx, linking her to Trump’s disinformation about the virus spread of the coronavirus. “I think the president is spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee,” Pelosi said, “so I don’t have confidence there, no.” (CNN / New York Times / Wall Street Journal / Washington Post / Politico / Reuters / Daily Beast)
    • Trump rebuked Dr. Anthony Fauci, retweeting a video of Fauci explaining to a House subcommittee that the U.S. has seen more cases than European countries because it shut down a fraction of its economy in response to the pandemic. “Wrong!” Trump wrote. (Politico)
    3/ Trump floated the possibility of using an executive order to impose a moratorium on evictions as talks on a new coronavirus relief plan have stalled in Congress. The two sides are trying to find a compromise between the $3.5 trillion Democratic plan and the $1 trillion package that Senate Republicans introduced last week. The Republican proposal did not include a federal moratorium on evictions. The White House is also exploring whether Trump can unilaterally extend enhanced unemployment insurance payments that were part of the March stimulus legislation that has since expired. Trump told reporters at the White House: “I have a lot of powers with respect to executive orders and we’re looking at that very seriously right now.” He didn’t specify those powers were, though. (Bloomberg / Washington Post / New York Times / Wall Street Journal)


    Day 1293: "It is what it is."

    Spoiler:
    •  Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”
    • Global: Total confirmed cases: ~18,381,000; deaths: ~697,000
    • U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,752,000; deaths: ~157,000
    • Source: Johns Hopkins University

    1/ Trump insisted that the coronavirus pandemic is “under control” and that U.S. deaths reaching 1,000 people a day “is what it is.” When asked how he could claim that his administration has the virus under control, Trump replied: “They are dying. That’s true. And it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control, as much as you can control it. This is a horrible plague that beset us.” Trump then congratulated himself, saying his administration has “done a great job” despite more than 4.71 million confirmed cases and at least 155,478 deaths. Trump again suggested that “There are those that say you can test too much,” but when asked who says that, Trump relied: “Just read the manuals. Read the books.” When asked what books and manuals he’s referring to, Trump changed the subject instead. (Axios / CNBC / CNN / USA Today / The Guardian / Washington Post / CBS News / Vox)
    • [Watch] Full Axios interview with Trump
    • The 9 Wildest Answers in Trump’s Interview. (New York Magazine)
    • At least six states will band together to purchase millions of coronavirus tests. Virginia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Maryland have formed a purchasing compact to request 500,000 rapid tests that could be deployed to address outbreaks from one of two companies approved by the FDA to sell antigen tests. (Washington Post / New York Times)
    2/ The White House is considering three executive orders to bypass the stalled coronavirus relief negotiations. The plan by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows would delay the collection of federal payroll taxes, reinstitute an expired eviction moratorium, and extend enhanced federal unemployment benefits using unspent money already appropriated by Congress. The White House plans to reappropriate $81 billion in unspent CARES Act money and then direct the Labor Department to loan state unemployment agencies additional money so they could provide laid-off workers anywhere from $200 to $600 per week in unemployment benefits. (Politico)

    poll/ 59% of Americans support a mandatory, nationwide stay-at-home order for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 62% support a single, national strategy for when businesses can reopen, 60% support a similar strategy for schools, and 55% support temporary travel bans between states. (NPR / Axios)
    poll/ 82% of voters support a national face mask mandate, while 18% oppose a mandate. (The Hill)

    Notables.
    1. Trump defended his “I just wish her well” comment about Ghislaine Maxwell, saying he doesn’t want her to die in jail like her former boyfriend and alleged accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell was arrested on allegations of child sex trafficking. Trump also suggested that Epstein’s death might not have been a suicide, which contradicts both the New York City medical examiner’s office and his own attorney general. (CNN)
    2. The House Intelligence Committee will investigate the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which has compiled “intelligence reports” on journalists and protesters in Portland and other cities. “The revelations require a full accounting and, if substantiated, must never be allowed to occur again,” Rep. Adam Schiff wrote to senior department officials, including the acting secretary, Chad Wolf. (Axios / Washington Post)
    3. The White House was sued over the lack of a sign language interpreter at the administration’s COVID-19 briefings. The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans filed a lawsuit, asking a federal judge to order the White House to add live televised ASL interpretation at all public coronavirus briefings. (CNN / The Hill)


    Day 1294: "He still doesn't get it."

    Spoiler:
    •  Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”
    • Global: Total confirmed cases: ~18,636,000; deaths: ~703,000
    • U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,805,000; deaths: ~158,000
    • Source: Johns Hopkins University

    1/ Trump insisted that the coronavirus pandemic “will go away like things go away,” claiming inaccurately that only a “relatively small portion” of the country is seeing increases in coronavirus cases, and promising that a vaccine will be available “long before the end of the year.” The U.S., however, continues to see tens of thousands of new daily cases and recorded 1,380 deaths on Tuesday. On average, 1,000 people are dying each day from COVID-19. And, as Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday, “the numbers don’t lie,” the U.S. has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world. Trump’s comments that “this thing’s going away” came during a call-in interview with Fox News, in which he also claimed – inaccurately – that “some doctors” say children are “totally,” “virtually,” and “almost immune” to the virus. “My view is the schools should open. This thing is going away.” Following a coronavirus task force meeting in the Oval Office this week, a person familiar with the meeting said Trump was struggling to grasp the severity of the pandemic. “He still doesn’t get it,” the person said. “He does not get it.” Joe Biden, meanwhile, weighed in, saying: “Donald Trump continues to live in a world of delusion.” (Washington Post / CNN / CNBC / Bloomberg / NBC News / Wall Street Journal / Reuters / Vox)
    • Hours after Trump boasted that U.S. testing is the “best ever,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said coronavirus testing is too slow. “We need to do better,” Fauci said. “No excuses. It needs to be done.” (Bloomberg / CNN)
    • Emerging research indicates a connection between COVID-19 and significant neurological effects in young brains. In a recent study published by JAMA, a cohort of 27 young patients who had suffered from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children developed new-onset neurological symptoms in the absence of other respiratory symptoms. (NBC News)
    • Public school students in Chicago will begin the academic year remotely, leaving New York City as the only major school system in the country that will try to offer in-person classes when schools start this fall. (New York Times)
    • The Trump administration sticks to its view that schools reopen as the U.S. nears 5 million coronavirus cases. “The U.N. chief warned that the world faces a ‘generational catastrophe’ because of school closures, with more than a billion students at home. In a video message, he urged countries to suppress the virus sufficiently to allow schools to reopen, calling the coronavirus pandemic ‘the largest disruption of education ever.’ A policy brief […] emphasized that suppressing transmission of the virus is “the single most significant step” leaders can take toward reopening schools.” (Washington Post)
    • The FDA expanded its list of hand sanitizers that consumers should avoid to 115. The agency flagged hand sanitizers with “concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol,” microbial contamination, or inadequate levels of benzalkonium chloride. The CDC recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% ethanol. (New York Times)
    2/ Negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill remain deadlocked with both sides claiming they’ve made concessions. Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of stalling and conceding too little in negotiations, while Democrats say that Republicans haven’t recognized the severity of the coronavirus crisis in their relief proposal. Republicans have argued that the $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefit is a disincentive for people to return to work, because some people made more money on unemployment than they did at their jobs. The White House proposed reducing the figure to $400 weekly through early December, which Trump indicated support for, saying he wants to “get funds to people so they can live.” In an interview on Fox News, however, Trump said he didn’t want the benefits to “disincentivize” people from going back to work. Democrats, meanwhile, have refused to budge on the $600 figure. Democrats are also seeking $1 trillion in state and local aid while Republicans have countered with $200 billion. Democrats have also called for $3.6 billion for the United States Postal Service to ensure a secure and safe election, including broader mail balloting, but Republicans have opposed the funds. (Washington Post / Wall Street Journal / Bloomberg / New York Times)

    poll/ 66% of voters oppose delaying the presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic and 54% think Trump floated the idea of postponing it to help himself get re-elected. (Reuters)
    poll/ 14% of voters said they would take a coronavirus vaccine if Trump recommended it. 43%, meanwhile, said they’d take a vaccine based on the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC (43%), or their family (46%). (Politico)
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    If you need further demonstration of how horrendously stupid Republicans are

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