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Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Florida Department of Health reported 15,299 new Covid-19 cases Sunday, the highest number of new cases reported in a single day by any state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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The Trump/DeSantis Plague. They both have blood on their hands.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-12 04:25 PM | Reply

Covid-19 is spreading like wildfire across America.

More good news?

Stimulus package ends in two weeks, so work or get evicted and starve to death.

Also school starts in a month or else Trump promised to destroy public education more than he and DeVos already have.

It took Trump literally four years to destroy America. Well done Trumpers. You really fffked us all.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-12 05:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

But Gracie assured us that they were doing great, the best in the nation.
I really miss the Right-wingers fantasy stories.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-07-12 06:05 PM | Reply

Great day by the pool, praise G_d!

#4 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-07-12 06:18 PM | Reply

It will go away when the heat comes in...

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-07-12 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But Gracie assured us that they were doing great, the best in the nation.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2

Will we ever hear from her again? Doubtful.

A major reason the Far Right doesn't show the flag here any more is because they have visibly, concretely lost the argument.

Have they changed their minds? Not likely. We've learned that fascists retreat underground like some species of locust, apparently to emerge every seventy years or so to be beaten back again with fire and broom.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-12 06:42 PM | Reply

Florida.

Aka Winning Country...

I do miss people trying to defend an untenable position - it's fun to watch them squirm.

According to google our current death rate is just above 4% (137k/3.3mil)

I'd sure like to know where this 1% figure everyone keeps spouting is coming from.

#7 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-12 06:49 PM | Reply

At this exact moment the governor of Florida is preparing a mandatory order for all floridians to not go to hospital and to please just die at home

"If you go to hospitals with covid you get counted, and that makes "conservatism" look bad" reads the order

"Any failure to follow this mandatory state order will be met with deadly force" it concludes

In faith of freedumbzzz, to not be mask oppressed, and for security of our white bodily fluids Amen

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

Amen!

#9 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-12 07:05 PM | Reply

This Fall...can't wait :)

Flu + sars-cov-2 + tRumptardians + anti-vaxers = a little mini culling of idiots and their older and and susceptible relatives and...well it goes on.

Actually I can wait :(

I'd rather not see it.

#10 | Posted by billy_boy at 2020-07-12 07:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1. Don't get sick.
2. If you do get sick,
3. Die quickly.
GOP Health Plan

Alan Grayson told Florida what was coming.
They voted him out for speaking the truth.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-12 07:08 PM | Reply

One ignorant SOB on top and his stupid followers got us here. Well done trumpites.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-07-12 09:17 PM | Reply

DisneyWorld is opening up a new ride to be known as The Ventilator.

#13 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-07-12 10:08 PM | Reply

When your spine is crackin

Ventilator Blues
Gotta love the Rollin Stones

#14 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-07-12 10:16 PM | Reply

Disney theme parks are where you go to be brain dead for a few hours.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-07-12 11:24 PM | Reply

Laura how long has it been since you've had a moment of joy?

#16 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-07-12 11:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

As a matter of fact it was tonight. I watched 2 history shows back to back. I LOUE History. It brings me great joy to learn about the past. I also love history museums and historical sites. Nothing brings me greater joy. Oh and antique and junk stores are care takers of history.

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-07-13 12:06 AM | Reply

Well good Laura. Hey I don't want to go to Disney either but grandkids and such

But really , ---- em, they got their faces stuck in their phones, and what's the difference.

#18 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-07-13 12:17 AM | Reply

Imagine being cyber bullied into killing,,, well, everyone.

#19 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-07-13 07:35 AM | Reply

Does anyone have any idea why the numbers seem to be so extreme? especially when compared to the start of the pandemic back in March?

On June 14th, the CDC changed how they reported COVID. Up until that point, they CDC reported confirmed cases. After June 14th, they reported confirmed cases and probable cases. Probable cases include both those showing COVID-like symptoms, but also those who have a positive antibody test. So, they've had COVID at some point in the past, but no longer have it.

This is a common practice, according to medical researchers. But without understanding how including probable cases affects the numbers, it makes the uptick in cases look more dramatic than it is. Had the CDC been reporting both metrics all along, the numbers prior to 14 June would have likely been much higher, while any increases after that date would have been lower.

The number of new reported cases on 14 June was 18,307. Since the CDC change in policy, it has risen to over 60K. Prior to the change on 14 June, the highest number of reported new cases had been on April 24th, with 35.3K.

And this would still be fine...provided it wasn't used as a yardstick on policy. Pointing to increasing numbers of COVID cases, especially when compared to the start of the pandemic, is not a valid comparison. And any policy changes would be based on misleading data.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-07-14 12:38 AM | Reply

"Does anyone have any idea why the numbers seem to be so extreme? especially when compared to the start of the pandemic back in March?"

The numbers don't seem extreme to me...

Which numbers seem extreme?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-14 12:52 AM | Reply

Stimulus package ends in two weeks, so work or get evicted and starve to death.
Also school starts in a month or else Trump promised to destroy public education more than he and DeVos already have.
It took Trump literally four years to destroy America. Well done Trumpers. You really fffked us all.

#2 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

It's pretty amazing what the Chreestian "patriots" and their "businessman" DOTUS can do, isn't it?

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 01:19 AM | Reply

Does anyone have any idea why the numbers seem to be so extreme? especially when compared to the start of the pandemic back in March?

In just FL or nationally? Actually, neither matters.

The numbers don't seem extreme whatsoever.

You took a barely flattening curve, which means community spread in lots of people, and opened it up to unmitigated spread.

This is exactly what you would expect to happen under those conditions.

What were you expecting?

Also, yes, the lumping together of "cases" from various testing methods is BS. And no, I don't think it's standard medical practice.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-14 01:23 AM | Reply

I moderate a sports teams forum. It has a politics section. The (R)tards were in there like flys on a turd........ until the last 3 months. Their numbers are thinning in a hurry.

Most don't Post there anymore or when they do it's very infrequently. When the do post it's usually a post where it looks like they are trying to convince themselves of their BS more than anything. Their bravado is all gone.

Even most of these fools in their hearts know Trump is losing bad and it's not as fun to post when you realize a blue tsunami is going to wipe out your hero and political party on November 3rd. They tied their ego to Trump winning re-election.

#24 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-14 03:02 AM | Reply

I moderate a sports teams forum. It has a politics section. The (R)tards were in there like flys on a turd........ until the last 3 months. Their numbers are thinning in a hurry.

Most don't Post there anymore or when they do it's very infrequently. When the do post it's usually a post where it looks like they are trying to convince themselves of their BS more than anything. Their bravado is all gone.

Even most of these fools in their hearts know Trump is losing bad and it's not as fun to post when you realize a blue tsunami is going to wipe out your hero and political party on November 3rd. They tied their ego to Trump winning re-election.

#25 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-14 03:04 AM | Reply

"You took a barely flattening curve, which means community spread in lots of people, and opened it up to unmitigated spread."

I would have expected it to return to something akin to what we had seen in March or April. Instead, what we've seen is numbers that are nearly twice the highest that had been reported "previously. What's more telling is that it happened after June 14th."

And no, I don't think it's standard medical practice.

It was previously done with Zika, SARS, and HIV. It was recommended by the CSTE on 05 April, and implemented on 14 June. The bottom line is that you're going to have a different set of numbers prior to June 14th than you will after because the methodologies being used were different. That's OK, but the policies should reflect that difference. And without separating the probable cases from the confirmed cases, I'm not sure how you do that.

#26 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-07-14 06:30 AM | Reply

#20
Updated July 2:
Recommendations for Antibody Testing
www.cdc.gov

CDC does not currently recommendusing antibody testingas the sole basis for diagnosis of acute infection, and antibody tests are not authorized by FDA for such diagnostic purposes. In certain situations, serologic assays may be used tosupport clinical assessmentof persons who present late in their illnesses when used in conjunction with viral detection tests. In addition, if a person is suspected to have post-infectious syndrome (e.g., Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection, serologic assays may be used.

Serologic assaysfor SARS-CoV-2, now broadly available, can play an important role in understanding the transmission dynamic of the virus in the general population and identifying groups at higher risk for infection. Unlike viral direct detection methods, such as nucleic acid amplification or antigen detection tests that can detect acutely infected persons, antibody tests help determine whether the individual being tested was previously infected"even if that person never showed symptoms.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-14 02:13 PM | Reply

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