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Thursday, July 02, 2020

The United States reported a whopping 52,789 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic. More than 800,000 new coronavirus cases were detected in the United States in June, many of them in Sun Belt states that were quick to reopen. At least 125,602 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic.

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California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia all broke their previous single-day records for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while Louisiana's infection rates continued to rise.
At the current rate (which of course is still growing) the U.S. will have a million new cases every 20 days. On
Worldometer the current percentage of test-confirmed infections that result in death is 10%. Let's half that, which would mean that if 50,000 continue to test positive every day, at least 2500 of those people will die from coronavirus.

2,500 dead Americans walking each and every day. What a tragic and unnecessary carnage, and the elected leader of America can only offer "hope" that it will one day disappear.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-02 07:21 AM | Reply

2,500 dead Americans walking each and every day.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07

An abstraction. Trump doesn't do empathy and he sure as hell doesn't do abstractions.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-02 08:40 AM | Reply

Are you tired of all this winning yet?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-02 09:11 AM | Reply

15 cases.

Soon to be zero!

It will disappear.

Like magic!

Use some disinfectant and stop whining.

Stick a UV lite up yer hoo hoo.

And get back to work. I need a taco.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-02 10:30 AM | Reply

This is just some embers and ashes right?

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2020-07-02 10:44 AM | Reply

It's a miracle!

#6 | Posted by anton at 2020-07-02 11:06 AM | Reply

In Bama (another state breaking daily records) the rate is 14.7%.

And yet, only about 25% are wearing a mask, ya know, because of Jesus and Trump.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2020-07-02 11:15 AM | Reply

Still not enough deaths to justify modifying MB's gym schedule.

- Jesus and Trump.

Supply-Side Jesus and Trump

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-02 11:47 AM | Reply

... California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Georgia all broke their previous single-day records for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while Louisiana's infection rates continued to rise. ...

Florida reported its numbers this morning...

www.bloomberg.com

Florida reported 169,106 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, up 6.4% from a day earlier, compared with an average increase of 5.6% in the previous seven days. Deaths among Florida residents reached 3,617, an increase of 67, the most in a month, according to a statement that includes data through Wednesday. Daily hospitalizations reached a record 325.


#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-02 11:59 AM | Reply

"Florida reported 169,106 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, up 6.4% from a day earlier, compared with an average increase of 5.6% in the previous seven days."

So we're not only going downhill...

...we're picking up speed.

Lucky for us, Mechanic Don is in charge of the brakes.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-02 12:02 PM | Reply

So much winning!
#MAGA

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-02 12:02 PM | Reply

"Fatality Rate dropped to 4.7% down 23% in 30 days"

Great!
P.S. What's 4.7% of 327 million Americans?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-02 12:37 PM | Reply

#14

15,369,000

That's an acceptable death rate for the Benghazi! crowd. I guess Hillary didn't kill enough for their support.

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-07-02 01:14 PM | Reply

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was admitted to a hospital and is being treated for Covid-19, Newsmax reports.

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-07-02 01:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

We are not flattening the curve right now,' official says as Florida reveals 10,000 new covid-19 cases

Florida on Thursday reported 10,109 new cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, marking a new single-day record for the state, which reported 6,563 cases on Wednesday. There were 68 new deaths, for a total of 3,718.

The numbers are a sign of a surging outbreak. It's the 25th consecutive day that Florida has set a new record high in its seven-day rolling average....

www.washingtonpost.com

Happy 4th my Floridian friends. Be careful out there.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-02 01:29 PM | Reply

Coronavirus testing czar: "We are not flattening the curve right now"
www.axios.com

...Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services official overseeing the nation's coronavirus testing efforts, told Congress Thursday that the U.S. is "not flattening the curve right now," and that the nationwide surge in new cases is not simply a result of more testing.

Why it matters: President Trump said at a press conference just hours earlier that the U.S. is getting the coronavirus "under control." He and other top members of his administration have sought to downplay the growing surge in infections as largely a product of increased testing....


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-02 01:29 PM | Reply

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was admitted to a hospital and is being treated for Covid-19, Newsmax reports.

And while he was being admitted Cain exclaimed "9 - 9 - 9! Here's hoping that I'll be fine."

#19 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-02 01:32 PM | Reply

Well, I'm sure, with a lot less effort, we can spur this virus to greater heights!

#20 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-07-02 01:40 PM | Reply

Director of Florida Federal Emergency Management:

Jared Moskowitz
@JaredEMoskowitz

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#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-07-02 01:42 PM | Reply

Fatality Rate dropped to 4.7% down 23% in 30 days

#13 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

People keep saying this as if it's a reason to just go on with life and not worry.

A few things:

1. Deaths lag behind cases. Average time from symptom onset to death is something like 18 days.

2. Average age of positive cases is going down, which will also bring the lethality rate down with it.

3. Hospitals in hot spots like Houston are full. We're hitting the very thing we were trying so hard to avoid with the distancing and mask policy. But thanks to idiot Repubs we're screwed and are shaping up to be just like Italy was. With an inability to treat patients lethality rate will probably go back up, as will overall deaths as hospitals lose capacity to treat non-COVID patients.

But wait, we're not to the real nightmarish part yet. Small, less well equipped hospitals usually ship their critical care and trauma patients to the nearest, larger urban medical center. Where are they going to go with those being filled? The rural hospitals don't have the resources or space to handle the influx of patients.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-02 02:22 PM | Reply

It's just like the flu!

#24 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-07-02 02:28 PM | Reply

#21

Hand washing
Masks
Physical distance
Avoiding close spaces
Stop touching your face
Testing, testing, testing
Contact tracing

All proven effective measures that Americans just can't get behind because apparently they like to take a dump, not wash their hands, and go grab Red Vines from the bucket in the workplace kitchen. Individual freedom and all that.

#25 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-07-02 02:32 PM | Reply

56,015 new cases today, another record.

Just a few embers that will quickly die out....

#26 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-02 10:56 PM | Reply

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