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Saturday, August 01, 2020

The CDC has produced weekly projections on deaths attributable to COVID-19 based on a "national ensemble" of more than two dozen different models. Last week's forecast predicted between 160,000 and 175,000 deaths by Aug. 15. This week's put that number at between 168,000 and 182,000 by Aug. 22, according to the document obtained by Yahoo News.

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Meanwhile, Trump continues to contradict Fauci's recommendations and blame the testing.

#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-08-01 09:01 PM | Reply

20,000? That's a lot of crisis actors, not even counting their "survivors." I imagine the higher profile "deaths" of people like Herman Cain and that Turning Point guy charge a premium too.

Bill Gates and Soros must have combined resources to sponsor this month's hoax.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-01 09:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I believe we got over one thousand deaths per day for the month of July, so that is a safe bet.

#3 | Posted by john47 at 2020-08-01 09:12 PM | Reply

We are in a crisis with no leader.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-01 09:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I went to the beach today. I'd say no more than 10% of people on the boardwalk had masks on. On a weekday it was more like 35% masks.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-01 09:35 PM | Reply

20K seems low to me.
There were 42k deaths in May, and 21k deaths in June, and 16K deaths in July.
July is when people just gave up on trying to fight it and just let it wash over them.
You can definitely see the daily deaths graph start to ramp up again in the last week of July.

I'd estimate 32K deaths in August.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-01 09:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Is this the v-shaped death spiral Dotard was gibbering about?

#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-08-01 09:49 PM | Reply

Just a few weeks ago Fauci was saying 180,000 by Oct 1st. Looks like we're blowing right by that.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-08-01 10:01 PM | Reply

Just a few weeks ago Fauci was saying 180,000 by Oct 1st. Looks like we're blowing right by that.
#8 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

"So you're saying Fauci was WRONG, then right?!" -- Kushner and Co.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-08-01 10:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Glass-half-empty" losers!
Look at the million s of lives Trump has personally saved by transporting test kits to hospitals using his golf courses as warehouses!
And you losers thought he was playing golf two days every week, ha!
What a man, saving our country by the millions! #MAGA #winning #personwomanmancameratv #covfefe #stablegenius

#10 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-08-01 10:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#9 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

FF but for the wrong reasons.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-02 01:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is this the v-shaped death spiral Dotard was gibbering about?

#7 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT AT 2020-08-01 09:49 PM | REPLY | FLAG:HMMMMMM

Yes indeed... "V" like a vortex... as in circling the drain.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-08-02 03:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

If we continue on this trajectory, we could have as many as 700K deaths by the end of the year. 20K this month, 40K next, 80...160..250...really, the winning is in the numbers that you won't see in the MSM liberal media...

The traitor in chief even let half the country get sick and die because it was good politics for him. Traitors, the lot of them.

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-08-02 04:24 AM | Reply

Alternate timeline: "Hillary Clinton is President, there are about a dozen Senate investigations asking why 300 Americans died from COVID-19"

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-08-02 04:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

BREAKING: Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom has announced that pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has been ruled out for the 2020 season. The 27-year-old lefty developed a heart issue following a bout with COVID-19.

twitter.com

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-02 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait, no happy Covid-19 talk from Dr. Brix?:

BASH: The former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the US coronavirus death toll could double to 300,000 deaths by the end of the year. Do you think that is possible?

BIRX: Anything is possible

twitter.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-02 10:32 AM | Reply

Womp! Womp!

It's just a cold.

Now. Get back to werk!

Or get in the Van.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-02 12:29 PM | Reply

20,000. They are the very Americans the Republicans want to die. Trump's GOP, the party of death and misery. THE FACT!

#18 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-02 02:15 PM | Reply

"I went to the beach today."

You're part of the problem.

Or did you go to the beach to protest. My understanding is that large gatherings are OK if it's for a protest.

The right kid of protest, of course.

#19 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-02 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I'd estimate 32K deaths in August."

Technically, you can make it more than that.

Cancer and heart disease kill more than 24,000 each week. Surely some of them must carry the COVID virus.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-02 02:23 PM | Reply

No, I'm predicting 32K COVID-19 deaths, drunky.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-02 02:28 PM | Reply

"I went to the beach today."

"You're part of the problem."

There's a problem?

Is it a problem when you go to the beach in Germany?

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-02 02:30 PM | Reply

the media sells it... and you live the role...

#23 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2020-08-02 10:06 PM | Reply

More Than 40,000 Will Die This Month from Coronavirus

www.cbsnews.com

Bunker's Bitch's burial pits will be overflowing.

#24 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-08-02 11:13 PM | Reply

That many deaths? Does that prediction include that 21 year old that was killed in a motorcycle wreck? Or are all those counted as "presumptive" COVID 19 deaths. Does the $$$$ from the feds have any incentive for EVERY death in a hospital or nursing home to be listed as COVID 19? Just asking for a friend.

#25 | Posted by bumpkin44 at 2020-08-03 06:48 AM | Reply

"No, I'm predicting 32K COVID-19 deaths, drunky."

Yeah.

Which is someone carrying the COVID infection who dies.

#26 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 12:21 PM | Reply

"That many deaths? Does that prediction include that 21 year old that was killed in a motorcycle wreck?"

I think it's largely dependent on the state.

In Illinois, a COVID death is reported when someone dies while being infected by COVID.

Had George Floyd lived in Chicago, his death would have been reported as a COVID death.

#27 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 12:31 PM | Reply

"I think it's largely dependent on the state."

Thanks for the inconsistent data, Federalism!

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 12:37 PM | Reply

"Which is someone carrying the COVID infection who dies."

No, drunky.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 12:38 PM | Reply

#25 and #27 - You realize that carrying water for Trump makes you complicit?

#30 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29

Each day, The Herald-News updates the number of COVID-19 cases in Will County and in the state.

Steve Brandy, a health department spokesman, said if the person with COVID-19 has a Will County address, the information comes to the health department's epidemiology office from the testing location.

So if a person tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, that would count as a case. But what counts as a COVID-19 death?

During Gov. JB Pritzker's health briefing on Sunday, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the Illinois Department of Public Health director, said anyone who had COVID-19 at the time of death, even if the person died of other causes, is counted among the COVID deaths.

In fact, even if a person is in hospice for other reasons but has COVID, too, that death is still counted among the COVID deaths, Ezike said.

www.theherald-news.com

#31 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 12:49 PM | Reply

"#25 and #27 - You realize that carrying water for Trump makes you complicit?"

You seem to be upset about me being complicit in providing the truth.

And it's probably not always an easy call to make. If someone is on hospice due to cancer, would you report them as having died from Cancer or COVID. Even George Floyd. You can bet that the lawyers for those police officers will present the fact that GF had tested positive for COVID, one of the symptoms of which is shortness of breath.

#32 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 12:52 PM | Reply

"If someone is on hospice due to cancer, would you report them as having died from Cancer or COVID."

Depends on how they died, drunky.

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 12:55 PM | Reply

Dr. Ngozi Ezike Refutes Notion That Illinois Is Over-Counting COVID-19 Deaths
www.nbcchicago.com
"Ezike said that the state is being careful to make sure to weed out deaths where the patient had COVID-19, but died in a manner completely detached from the virus, such as gunshot wounds or motor vehicle crashes."

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 01:00 PM | Reply

#32 - Got your truth right here - The Trump maladministration observed COVID-19 was killing non-whites by a significant percentage and then stopped actively encouraging measures to prevent the spread. FACT

#35 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 01:24 PM | Reply

20,000 new patriots!

Giving your lives for Trumpy's Economy. Trumpy can't win unless his economy recovers by November. So get out there old people and do your part and die.

Thank you for your service!

Also thots and prayers etc.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-08-03 01:26 PM | Reply

I have an MBA in Operations Management and Distribution. Sadly, I'm seventy-three years old, not willing to break a sweat or get hurt for money ever again, and so it is very unlikely an HR Department would be interested in me. I expect if the Tramp Maladministration continues, we'll all be foraging for food and shelter.

#37 | Posted by john47 at 2020-08-03 02:21 PM | Reply

State officials reported Hermiston man as Oregon's 226th coronavirus death. His family says they're wrong.

The following day, July 4, the test came back positive. Soon after, the Oregon Health Authority declared Griggs the state's 226th victim of the coronavirus.

But the family disagrees with OHA. They believe Griggs died from his preexisting health conditions -- that the state did not release to the public -- not the virus, and that state authorities are being misleading by classifying him as a COVID-19 death.

Although state authorities declined to comment on the specifics of Griggs' case, Philip Schmidt, a spokesman for the state health authority, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that the state's data is not conclusive as to whether someone died as a result of the coronavirus. Rather, it shows only that they died carrying the virus.

www.oregonlive.com

#38 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 02:29 PM | Reply

"The Trump maladministration observed COVID-19 was killing non-whites by a significant percentage and then stopped actively encouraging measures to prevent the spread. FACT"

Huh,

Sounds like a pretty nefarious plot line?

Maybe Trump was being supported by Nazis operating out of secret bases on the moon and antarctica?

#39 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-08-03 02:31 PM | Reply

"the state's data is not conclusive"

^
Big deal.
The annual number of flu deaths reported by the CDC is statistically inferred too, MadBomber.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 02:34 PM | Reply

"Maybe Trump was being supported by Nazis operating out of secret bases on the moon and antarctica?"

The Nazis operate out of the White House and Congress. With support from the AEI, ALEC, Heritage Foundation, the NRA, and Russia.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 02:37 PM | Reply

Welllll... I guess its a nice switch from GSWs, white male suicides, and opioid deaths every 17 minutes... those were getting depressing.

I guess the old adage is true. If you want to solve a problem... create a bigger one.

#42 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-08-03 05:54 PM | Reply

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