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Friday, May 15, 2020

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, said the department's forecasting models predict deaths from Covid-19 exceeding 100,000 by June 1.

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Keep opening up,the virus is hangry. It needs more.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-15 06:51 PM | Reply

Be emotionally prepared for the possibility of 2 million fatalities directly from the Coronavirus.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-15 07:00 PM | Reply

No, scratch that. We meant to say only 10,000...
-the re-branded Trump CDC, home of Trump pharmaceuticals

#3 | Posted by Catdog at 2020-05-15 07:01 PM | Reply

We just set a single day triple-digit record in my city for new COVID-19 cases, eclipsing the old record set 3 days ago.

This pandemic is something that should have been a massive federal response. Instead, our idiot-in-chief mismanaged, understated, and left America, with 5% of the world's population and 33% of the world's cases, to flounder.

We were once a country people looked up to. Now, the world pities us thanks to Trump.

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 07:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

100,000 Dead by June 1?
More like May 22.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-15 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And we aren't even working with the rest of the world to create a vaccine.

Hell, the head of U.S. vaccine development was demoted because he dared counter Trump on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, which doesn't work.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 07:15 PM | Reply

"If it wasn't for me, it would have been a millionteen!"
~ donald

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-15 07:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Get back to work. Your boss will expect reports sent to their safe vacation home.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 07:24 PM | Reply

Get back to work Knaves! We need more Big Macs!

My tattoos are not going to tat themselves.

And if you think you can quit packing my meat you can just think again.

Because no unemployment benefits for you even if the working environment is Hostile and not safe. Trumpy has spoken!

Also the beatings will continue until morale improves.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 07:34 PM | Reply

The House voted to allow remote voting and virtual hearings, untethering lawmakers from a centuries-old mandate to be physically present to vote.

Friday, May 15, 2020 7:34 PM EST

For an institution steeped in tradition and precedent, the changes were a reflection of the profound ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping American life.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 07:46 PM | Reply

Friday night shenanigans.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 07:46 PM | Reply

Nothing compared to the plague deaths of the 13th-17th centuries!
(I am seeing memes to this effect crop up online now, spread by Trumpers.)

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-05-15 08:09 PM | Reply

"Nothing compared to the plague deaths of the 13th-17th centuries!"

Something something lesser of two evils.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-15 08:11 PM | Reply

"Nothing compared to the plague deaths of the 13th-17th centuries!"

The germs were less brilliant back then.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-15 08:16 PM | Reply

- the 13th-17th centuries!"

aka "the good olde days" in rwing circles.

When peasants were peasants, princes were princes, and the helots knew their places.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-15 08:21 PM | Reply

New COVID cases are on an insane upward trend here in Wisconsin, where our Republican Supreme Court just struck down the stay at home order. Four percent death rate.

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-15 08:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Nothing compared to the plague deaths of the 13th-17th centuries!"

But, a lot like the pandemic of 1918. Death is dancing in the streets of America.

MAGA!

Making America Ghoulish Again!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 08:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

cases are on an insane upward trend here in Wisconsin

Give it 2 or 3 weeks...

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-15 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Four percent death rate.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

#16 | POSTED BY JOE

Thank you for your service! We appreciate your sacrifice and we know you will die well.

But, we need to know...are the cows still happy cows?

And is your meat still being packed?

We love your cheeses and your meat can't be beat.

Yes, I too wished I was an Oscar Mayer Weener.

Cause if I was an Oscar Mayer Weener...

Then everyone would be in love with me and my Weener!

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mass
American
Graves
Again

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-15 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Lord, I apologize for that there post #19, and...be with the pygmies in New Guinea and virus victims in Wisconsin, amen.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 08:54 PM | Reply

Florida is a lot like Australia. Similar populations, mostly wealthy, well-educated and either employed or comfortably retired, but with significant racial minorities and pockets of poverty.

So why has Australia lost 6 victims so far this month to COVID-19 while Florida has lost 608? A hundred times more. Why are total deaths in Australia now at 98 while Florida is at 1,876? And counting.

Trump & Republicans who care more about reelection and making money than people's lives.

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 08:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Nobody could have done a better job, ask Drumpf! Nobody blames him for all those deaths, and as we saw in the ----- McBooberson interview nobody blames Dotard for all the lost jobs. This is a Democrat(ic) hoax to try to keep him from being reelected.

#23 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-15 09:01 PM | Reply

New COVID cases are on an insane upward trend here in Wisconsin, where our Republican Supreme Court just struck down the stay at home order. Four percent death rate.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

#16 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2020-05-15 08:25 PM | FLAG: Newsworthy

You ain't seen nothing yet. Your hospitals will soon be full, and ED Docs will be making decisions about who lives and who dies based on availability of oxygen and ventilators. It won't happen in the populated cities and counties, because those leaders seem to understand what's going on, but in the rural areas, see ya Drumpf suckers! I wanted Dems to turn Wisconsin blue again, but I didn't want it to happen because Dotard killed so many of his voters.

#24 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-15 09:06 PM | Reply

" It won't happen in the populated cities and counties, because those leaders seem to understand what's going on, but in the rural areas"

Plenty of those rural patients will be transported to the cities where the bigger hospitals are.

AMR is going to bill a fortune over the next 18 months. Not sure how much of the bill is going to get paid... but don't worry, shareholders, That's what bailouts are for!

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-15 09:09 PM | Reply

Seriously Joe. You all don't have to die for us. We all saw what happened in New York.

Be safe.

Stay well.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-15 09:12 PM | Reply

100k deaths by next weekend.

#27 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-15 09:25 PM | Reply

Fun with exponential growth. I see some exciting real world math classes for the summer. Whomever guesses the death toll most accurately gets an extra therapy session.

#28 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 09:29 PM | Reply

On February 26, President Trump boasted that the coronavirus was about to disappear altogether from the United States. "You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero," he insisted.

A reporter asked him today how that prediction is holding up, given that the United States now has surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Trump insisted he had been right all along.

"Well, it will go down to zero, ultimately," he said.

- nymag.com

At what point is the lying that leads to deaths going to become an issue?

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 09:42 PM | Reply

Sure would hate to see what losing looks like, Mr. President, sir.

#30 | Posted by cbob at 2020-05-15 09:48 PM | Reply

100,000 dead?

Seriously, is there any Trump supporter who gives a damn?

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-15 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"CDC: 100,000 Deaths by June 1"

Trump won't give a damn unless he's one of them.

#32 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-15 10:32 PM | Reply

BTW, what's Pence been up to? Was he at the WH press conference today?

#33 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-05-15 10:34 PM | Reply

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner

(PS - I was saddened to read about your dog)

Jan 22
"We have it totally under control. ... It's going to be just fine."
" Donald Trump

Jan 30
"We think we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment " five. And those people are all recuperating successfully. But we're working very closely with China and other countries, and we think it's going to have a very good ending for it. So that I can assure you."
" Donald Trump

Feb 24
"The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. ... Stock market starting to look very good to me"
" Donald Trump

Feb 25
"You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are ... getting better. They're all getting better. ... As far as what we're doing with the new virus, I think that we're doing a great job."
" Donald Trump

Feb 25
"We have contained this. I won't say airtight, but pretty close to airtight. We have done a good job in the United States."
" Larry Kudlow

Feb 26
"And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done."
" Donald Trump

Feb 28
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear."
" Donald Trump

March 6
"Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. They're there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful."
" Donald Trump

March 6
[Holding rallies] "doesn't bother me at all."
" Donald Trump

March 9
"So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on."
" Donald Trump

March 10
"And we're prepared, and we're doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."
" Donald Trump

March 12
"It's going to go away. ... The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point ... when you look at the kind of numbers that you're seeing coming out of other countries, it's pretty amazing when you think of it."
" Donald Trump

March 17
"Federal Government is working very well with the Governors and State officials. Good things will happen!"
" Donald Trump

March 17
"I've always known this is a real " this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic."
" Donald Trump

www.politico.com

And now he says testing may not be a good thing. Probably because testing reveals the extent of this pandemic.

#34 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-15 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thank you AU.

Thank you for the fuller time line. History will not remember him kindly.

#35 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-15 11:19 PM | Reply

"Seriously, is there any Trump supporter who gives a damn?"

Lately, most of them are afraid to show their faces here. They know that they own this Pandemic, other nations dealt with the same Pandemic with far fewer deaths. No, this is on the President and his supporters. They did this, we shall never forget. They Can't ever run from their guilt. Murderers all! Live with that fact Trumpers! But you won't read this post because y'all are too cowardly to even show up.

#36 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-16 09:42 AM | Reply

TRUMP: "When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn't do any testing we would have very few cases."

#37 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-16 11:23 AM | Reply

Here's a link to the video of tRump saying the above:

twitter.com

#38 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-16 11:27 AM | Reply

I like this, that means about 6 state are going to lose about 20k by the end of the month cause most of the other states are retracting numbers because it was not covid that caused the death.

Most governors have figured out if the don't open soon they will not make the next election, but those hard core left coast governors are holding strong for their power and socialization of the state and making it difficult on trump no matter what it does to their state population. It is showing the states how those governors really think about the state people and business.

#39 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-16 10:43 PM | Reply

We'll likely be at 90,000 by the end of 5/17/2020, so 100,000 by 6/1 is no stretch! All those morons toting their guns and not wearing masks give me faith in my prediction.

I do not believe the AstroTurf protests in WI, PA, and MI are a coincidence.

#40 | Posted by john47 at 2020-05-17 08:54 AM | Reply

#40

Close but try the beginning of 5/17 not end.

#41 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-05-17 10:25 AM | Reply

"Most governors have figured out if the don't open soon they will not make the next election"

Funny thing, Crassus:
Only GOP governors have that problem.

And I'm pretty sure Republican Mike DeWine is going to get re-elected precisely because he put Ohioans over moneyed interests.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-17 03:03 PM | Reply

is there any Trump supporter who gives a ----?

Pretty sure that one lady who's husband died from chloroquine gives a ----.

Unfortunately. The rest of the Trumpublicans will have to go through something similar before they give a ----.

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-17 03:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If anyone had told any one of us one year ago that in 2020 there would be a global pandemic that would kill more than 100,000 Americans none of us would have believed it. This is reflected in part by the reaction of most people when the pandemic first started. Many were saying this was a hoax, or that it was being over-touted, or that it was a liberal plan to go after Trump. Few people could truly wrap their heads about what was about to hit us. And yet here we are. To some degree, many among are still downplaying what has happened. Minimizing or saying it is now okay to reopen everything.

WAKE UP!

We've been hit with a tsunami unlike anything any of us have seen in our life times. Worse than most wars. As crippling as the depression. And wreaking more death than any natural disaster to hit America in more than a century. I feel that even now, in the midst catastrophe, many people still have not woken up to the enormity of what has occurred.

#44 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-17 03:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#44 | POSTED BY MODER8

What stage is 'denial'?

#45 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-17 03:58 PM | Reply

#44 | POSTED BY MODER8
What stage is 'denial'?

#45 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11A river in Egypt?

#46 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-17 04:08 PM | Reply

I think it's 89000 today. we're on track to hit 100k early this week.

#47 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-17 05:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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