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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Some 108 million people in China's northeast region are being plunged back under lockdown conditions as a new and growing cluster of infections causes a backslide in the nation's return to normal.

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There's something going on in China, we won't know the full effect for years, if ever.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-05-19 03:31 PM | Reply

If this is how they plan to conquer the world I don't think it's working.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-19 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Clearly a bioweapon intentionally developed to hurt the US and secure China's economic dominance.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-19 04:04 PM | Reply

What I find surprising is how much more bloodthirsty the GOP is compared to the CCP.

The CCP seem to highly value human life, while the GOPers will sacrifice lives for a haircut.

Someone should tell the GOP that there isn't a first place prize for evil.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-19 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Was the Plague a bioweapon, was the virus of 1918 a bioweapon? Naturally occuring viruses have crossed from animals to humans before and wiped out millions, why should we believe conspiracy theorists today when they offer zero proof? I simply don't. I believe the scientists who all seem to be pretty much in agreement where this virus came from.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 08:08 PM | Reply

In the Chinese bioweapon conspiracy, why are the folks not wearing masks and unafraid to get sick Donald Trump and his close associates? Doesn't that make it an American invention unleashed on China?

This is why you have to be pretty dumb to buy into these conspiracy theories.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-19 10:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

why should we believe conspiracy theorists today when they offer zero proof?

#5 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 08:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Because they dress up in camo, arm themselves, and congregate in packed crowds?

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-20 08:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I heard on a radio program that the folks who protest in camo, arm themselves, etc. are trackable by their cell phones and that it seems many of them protest in multiple states. I believe they are being paid to do what they do by right wing billionaires.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-20 08:47 AM | Reply

Maybe so.

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-20 01:25 PM | Reply

#8 Crisis Actors.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-20 01:26 PM | Reply

"The CCP seem to highly value human life, while the GOPers will sacrifice lives for a haircut"

Wow, just wow. This is why media propaganda truly helps countries like China and Russia. They have Americans who have obviously never traveled to their country or done one bit of research that shows them the truth. It's very, very bad for America that they have been able to influence Liberals like this.

"Was the Plague a bioweapon, was the virus of 1918 a bioweapon? Naturally occuring viruses have crossed from animals to humans before and wiped out millions, why should we believe conspiracy theorists today when they offer zero proof? I simply don't. I believe the scientists who all seem to be pretty much in agreement where this virus came from."

So why do DR Libs then cling to the notion that people are dying because of Trump? People are dying because of a virus, which has wiped out millions in the past. How we respond to the virus may prevent some deaths but the % of deaths today in America compared to the 1918 is nowhere close to the same numbers. So why are the Libs making it out like we have failed in every possible vector that exists? 675k died in America in 1918, which was .65% of the population then. Corona has 100k deaths so far which is .03% of today's population. We would need to reach ~2,025,000 deaths to match the 2018 virus. (all figures taken from the first result on Google so don't put me on blast for not being 100% accurate). So, as it stands today, our improvement ratio is phenomenal. Sure, it has the possibility to continue to impact us bigly as time goes on, but right now all evidence points to the fact that we are doing a great job with our response. It could be better, sure. But if only 5 people had died by now, people will be whining and crying it should have been 0. But the bottom line conclusion is that covid is absolutely, without a doubt, NOT the huge extinction-level Trump event that Libs are making it out to be. I get that people may have doubts about how things are handled but making it out to be something it's not is what we should really be asking how we can improve.

"I believe they are being paid to do what they do by right wing billionaires."

Welcome to the ACORNS organization of yesteryear. Welcome to the world of hypocrisy.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-20 01:43 PM | Reply

"So why do DR Libs then cling to the notion that people are dying because of Trump? ... How we respond to the virus may prevent some deaths"

That's the part Trump gets the blame or possibly even credit for.

There is an excess of death, and those deaths arise from Trump's failure to act early and decisively.

It's devolved to the Governors now, but it was Trump's choice to let that happen too.

As Trump himself said, "I take no responsibility at all." But you know full well Trump assumed that responsibility when he swore the Oath of Office.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-20 01:56 PM | Reply

From the cited article...

... cities in Jilin province...

That province has a lot of traffic (trade and otherwise) with North Korea.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-20 03:07 PM | Reply

@#1 ... There's something going on in China ...

At this point, what we are seeing in China may be an example of what happens when a country opens up too soon and/or too quickly.


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-20 03:09 PM | Reply

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