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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The United States may soon record as many as 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day if the current trajectory of the outbreak is not changed, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, warned on Tuesday.

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......The U.S. is "not in total control" of the coronavirus pandemic and daily new cases could surpass 100,000 new infections per day if the outbreak continues at its current pace, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.

The country is now reporting nearly 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day " almost double from about 22,800 in mid-May " driven largely by outbreaks in a number of states across the South and West. Fauci said about 50% of all new cases are coming from four states: Florida, California, Texas and Arizona.

"I can't make an accurate prediction but it's going to be very disturbing," Fauci told senators in a hearing held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. "We are now having 40-plus-thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so I am very concerned."...



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 02:18 PM | Reply

My impression is that we going to go into a whole new shut down. As wide and long lasting as we had from March to June. This is completely out of control.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-06-30 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

abc7chicago.com

...In a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials are warning of a "tremendous burden" that the U.S. health care system faces this fall if seasonal flu and COVID-19 are circulating together....

Testifying at the Senate HELP Committee hearing on 'Getting Back to Work and School' on Tuesday: NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci; CDC Director Robert Redfield; Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Health Adm. Brett Giroir; and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn.

All were in agreement on the issue of face coverings: everyone should be wearing them.

"We have got to get the message out that we are all in this together," said Fauci. "If you are outside your home and can't socially distant, you should wear a mask at all times."

"It is critical that we all take the personal responsibility to slow the transmission of COVID and embrace the universal use of face coverings," said Redfield. "I ask those that are listening to spread the word."
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#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 02:21 PM | Reply

www.winknews.com

...Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said during a hearing with top health officials Tuesday that he has urged President Trump to wear a mask in public more often, expressing dismay that wearing facial coverings has become politicized.

"I have suggested the president should occasionally wear a mask even though there are not many occasions when it is necessary for him to do so. The president has millions of admirers. They would follow his lead," Alexander said. The president has rarely been seen wearing a mask....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 02:22 PM | Reply

@#4

... I have suggested the president should occasionally wear a mask even though there are not many occasions when it is necessary for him to do so. ...

The first step needed is not that Pres Trump should start wearing a mask.

The first step needed is that Pres Trump should stop criticizing and demeaning those who do.

Then, Pres Trump should start wearing a mask.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rand Paul had some real gems during the hearing:

"We shouldn't presume that a group of experts somehow knows what's best for everyone."

"We just need more optimism," Paul added.

www.thedailybeast.com

Let's just ignore it and be more optimistic. Go to the pool, get your bangs done. Act like everything is peachy keen!

#6 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-06-30 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A walk through my local Walmart revealed employees wearing masks but shoppers was about 30%. Shoppers with kids were especially troubling with no masks at all. Disposable masks were available at about $17.50 for a small quantity (about 10).
I'm still using my washable cotton masks (Amazon 5/$20)

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-06-30 02:29 PM | Reply

"The president has millions of admirers. They would follow his lead,"

The president has millions of brain dead admirers who can't think for themselves.

As far as Trump is concerned, he IS leading.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-30 02:32 PM | Reply

"We shouldn't presume that a group of experts somehow knows what's best for everyone."

Moon landings could have been faked, or maybe they were real.
No real way to tell for sure.

"We report, you decide!"

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-30 02:37 PM | Reply

Trump wears the best masks, he wears them very powerfully. He dominates the virus. He is much tougher on Covid than Obama was.

#10 | Posted by bored at 2020-06-30 02:40 PM | Reply

@#6 ... "We just need more optimism," Paul added. ...

OK, take Sen Paul's optimism and add in VP Pence's prayers....

... and we're cured! Not.

If it were that easy, why haven't they been doing that all along?


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 02:40 PM | Reply

With a current death rate of 5%, that would be 5,000 dead people every day once the illness overtakes them.

Still waiting for a Republican to tell me when enough is enough, or for any coherent reason why we shouldn't immediately start over and literally just emulate the policies of the dozens of countries who had large outbreaks and managed to flatten the curve.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2020-06-30 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Still waiting for a Republican to tell me when enough is enough [...] #12 | Posted by JOE at 2020-06-30 02:44 PM

No number will ever be enough for Republicans so long as their guy is calling the shots.

It's like the Iraq War all over again. I remember asking GOPhers back when W was in charge, and we had 100 dead Americans, when the number would be high enough to convince them that invading Iraq wasn't worth it. Closest I could get to a firm number was that a thousand dead American troops would mean that Dubbya was wrong to invade. No doubt that threshold was increased as we doubled, tripled and quadrupled that number.

For those keeping track, we're now at thirty-one thousand Benghazis of dead Americans. I'm sure those Republicans you know who lamented four dead Americans in Benghazi wouldn't blame a single one of the COVID-19 dead Americans on Trump though.

#13 | Posted by censored at 2020-06-30 03:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

My impression is that we going to go into a whole new shut down. As wide and long lasting as we had from March to June. This is completely out of control.

#2 | POSTED BY MODER8

Well... will probably depend on the state. New York will probably be opening back up soon. But the ---- hole states (Republican states) will probably end up shutting down again. And then expect a bailout from liberal states like they always do.

#14 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-06-30 03:35 PM | Reply

"No comment."

--The Deplorables

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-30 03:45 PM | Reply

I don't care if the POPE doesn't wear a mask.
With the thousands of reports out there, no one should doubt the wisdom of mask wearing and social distancing along with proper hygiene.

Does anyone still doubt the dangers of smoking??
Even though "some" politicians choose to smoke??

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-06-30 03:48 PM | Reply

Americans are selfish morons and they elected a man with zero empathy. Add a virus and here we are.

#17 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-06-30 03:57 PM | Reply

@#14 ... New York will probably be opening back up soon. ...

New York state is divided into, I believe, seven sections for reopening purposes. New York City and western New York are the last two sections to open up.

New York City, however, is looking at not entering the next step in opening up, e.g., indoor dining, because of the outbreaks in some of the Southern states when they allowed indoor dining.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 03:58 PM | Reply

Record number of new cases yesterday where I live, and all because selfish people won't wear masks and a Republican governor who was in a big hurry to 'open up the economy.'

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-06-30 04:11 PM | Reply

Yep. We are stupid. I went Wal-Mart for 1st time in a couple months. Easily 33% were not wearing masks. This will not end well.

#20 | Posted by visiter at 2020-06-30 04:14 PM | Reply

It would be interesting to know how you arrived at 33%. You could have just said a third

Why be so specific? You counting people? it just reads like wrote the first -------- number that popped up

I avoid Walmart, but at the grocery store pretty much no customers are even attempting to be considerate to those poor people who have to endure their presence for little pay

Trumper are entitled ------

#21 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-06-30 04:29 PM | Reply

Who you gonna believe: Trump sycophants, who suffer from TDS, or your lying eyes?:

Sarah Sanders: Coronavirus deaths would've been much higher' if Trump wasn't president

"I think if Donald Trump hadn't been president, that number could've been much higher, and could've been much worse," Sanders replied. "Thankfully the president took some early steps, like stopping travel " which a lot of Democrats criticized him for."

"One of the other things that Donald Trump did that I think was truly remarkable, that he gets no credit for, is that he got government out of the way," she continued. "He allowed American companies to step up " American ingenuity to take over, when we needed supplies and resources. He cut the red tape, and let Americans do what they do best."

deadstate.org

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-30 05:10 PM | Reply

@#22 ... "One of the other things that Donald Trump did that I think was truly remarkable, that he gets no credit for, is that he got government out of the way," [Sarah Sanders] continued. ...

Well, Pres Trump could also get the government "out of the way" regarding national defense. Abolish the national military, and let each state fend for itself against the enemies of the Country. How does Ms Sanders think that would turn out?

Well, that is effectively what Pres Trump has done to the Country as we try to fight COVID-19.

Divided us.

Divided us so he can blame the Governors and not take any blame for his failures.

Divided us so he can look better for re-election.

#23 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 05:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There is no defense against stupid people.

#24 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-06-30 05:48 PM | Reply

Okay libs.... our hoax work here is done.... shall we get back to free medical?

#25 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-06-30 05:57 PM | Reply

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
--First Republican President

"That's exactly my plan!"
--Last Republican President

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-30 06:03 PM | Reply

"One of the other things that Donald Trump did that I think was truly remarkable, that he gets no credit for, is that he got government out of the way," she continued. "He allowed American companies to step up " American ingenuity to take over, when we needed supplies and resources. He cut the red tape, and let Americans do what they do best."
deadstate.org
#22 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

She thinks it's great Trump allowed private companies to raid the tax payer funded emergency reserves.

She's a despicable sycophant with zero moral compass, just like her father (the true irony of the Huckabee family) and previous employer.

#27 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-06-30 06:03 PM | Reply

"He allowed American companies to step up "

Which he did by creating a leadership void.

Trump punted to 50 governors.

Much like Obama punted Obamacare to Congress.

Except by punting to Congress, we still had Federal leadership, just from a different branch...

Sigh.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-30 06:07 PM | Reply

Sarah Sanders: Coronavirus deaths would've been much higher' if Trump wasn't president

I disagree.

But, I can only base my opinion on Trumps ineptitude and inaction January through March. Coupled with his claim COVID-19 was a Democratic hoax and his defunding of the CDC. Made worse by his insistence not to wear a mask in public. His encouragement of anti quarantine protesters. His demands we end the quarantine and resume going to work. His decision to put Pence and Kushner's in charge of the response team.

Him being president is literally the reason we're stuck in the situation we are in.

when we needed supplies and resources...

...Trump sent them to China and offered some to Russia.

How removed from reality are today's Trumpublicans? (He rhetorically asked)

#29 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-30 06:23 PM | Reply

when we needed supplies and resources...

Governors had to order supplies themselves and hide the shipments from being STOLEN by the federal government.

Trump has done everything in his power to make sure COVID 19 spreads in America.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-30 06:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#30 ... Governors had to order supplies themselves ...

The companies selling the supplies took advantage of that, and made the Governors bid against each other, effectively creating a bidding war for critical medical supplies.

#31 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-30 06:41 PM | Reply

Trump has done everything in his power to make sure COVID 19 spreads in America.
~ spokenlikeatrueclown

#32 | Posted by quanbowcephus at 2020-06-30 06:42 PM | Reply

QUANBOWCEPHUS

bowcephus quandingus

Joined 2020/06/30
Visited 2020/06/30

You created a new account just to troll me?

I'm flattered.

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-30 06:47 PM | Reply

The companies selling the supplies took advantage of that
#31 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Isn't capitalism the best!

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-30 06:48 PM | Reply

Yep. We are stupid. I went Wal-Mart for 1st time in a couple months. Easily 33% were not wearing masks. This will not end well.

#20 | POSTED BY VISITER

Whoa. Righties can learn!

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-01 10:32 AM | Reply

Sarah Sanders: Coronavirus deaths would've been much higher' if Trump wasn't president

Oh how unaware one must be to say that in the middle of the GOP surge.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-01 10:35 AM | Reply

"The president has millions of admirers. They would follow his lead,"
The president has millions of brain dead admirers who can't think for themselves.
#8 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

And soon many will be more than just BRAIN DEAD. They'll be ACTUALLY DEAD.

#37 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-07-01 11:59 AM | Reply

Whoa. Righties can learn!

#35 | POSTED BY JPW

Unfortunately for 200,000 of us.

It is too late.

#38 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-01 01:42 PM | Reply

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