This Is Trump’s Plague Now

Discussion in 'Politics' started by exGOPer, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:52 PM.

  1. exGOPer


    David Frum: “COVID-19 infections peaked on April 24, or so Americans assumed. State health authorities reported 36,738 new cases that day, a record. By mid-May, the United States had reduced that rate of infection by nearly half, to 17,618 on May 11. The accomplishment had come at a tremendous cost: the lockdown of much of the national economy, Great Depression levels of unemployment, the shift to online schooling for millions of children, families denied final visits to dying loved ones. Still, these sacrifices had delivered the desired result. Had that progress continued, the American people—and the American economy—could have likely foreseen a further decline in cases and perhaps a near end to the pandemic, even before a vaccine.”

    “But that’s not what happened. On June 24, the number of infections surpassed the April 24 peak. On June 25, the number surpassed that of June 24. On June 26, the country suffered almost 46,000 new infections—nearly 10,000 more in one day than on the worst day in April. All of the sacrifices of the past weeks have been thrown away.”

    “The first coronavirus spike in late April can be blamed on President Trump’s negligence. The second spike in June is his own doing. This is Trump’s plague now.”
  2. exGOPer


    “The explosion of Covid-19 cases in Sun Belt states is becoming another albatross for President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes — and creating a new opening for Joe Biden and Democrats in November,” Politico reports.

    “Republican governors in Florida, Arizona and Texas followed Trump’s lead by quickly reopening their states while taking a lax approach to social distancing and mask-wearing. Now each of them is seeing skyrocketing coronavirus caseloads and rising hospitalizations, and Republican leaders are in retreat.”

    “It’s hard to overstate the gravity of the situation for Trump: Lose any one of the three states, and his reelection is all but doomed. Liberal outside groups and the Biden campaign have launched digital and TV ads in Florida, Arizona and Texas hitting Trump for allowing a second wave of coronavirus. The developments have buttressed Biden’s main argument against Trump: that he’s incapable of bringing stability or healing in a time of crisis.”
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  4. Bugenhagen


    “The virus that we’re talking about having to do, a lot of people think that goes away in April, with the heat, as the heat comes in, typically that will go away in April,”
  5. “I have a breathing problem!” unhinged but physically fit Karen screams at top of her lungs as she’s escorted out of a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles for refusing to wear a mask....

    This is why we can't have nice things...
  6. exGOPer


    “Large swaths of the U.S. economy again are having to shut down in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, threatening to reverse the economic progress of the past month and worsen the recession,” Axios reports.

    “It’s not just a few states. The virus is spreading so rapidly in the U.S. that Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said Monday this was ‘really the beginning’ of a surge in new cases.”

    Said Schuchat: “I think there was a lot of wishful thinking around the country that, ‘Hey, it’s summer. Everything’s going to be fine. We’re over this.’ And we are not even beginning to be over this.”
  7. Here4money


    I like how pirate Crenshaw tried to blame it on the protests as opposed to the re-open dumbassery. Meanwhile, cities w/heavy protests such as NY and Chicago remain w/o exploding numbers.
  8. exGOPer


    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said the thousands of people who attend the July 3 celebration for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore with President Trump will not be required to practice social distancing despite an increase in coronavirus cases across the country, NBC News reports.

    Said Noem: “We will have a large event at July 3rd. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we will not be social distancing.”
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  10. Ricter


    And that's fine imo. The mask is a temporary measure, until a vaccine is developed, to use when you cannot adequately social distance.