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Saturday, September 05, 2020

For the first time, red counties are seeing as many new cases as blue ones.



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They've been working hard towards this goal.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-04 08:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I hate to say I told you so, but...

The whole freaking world told you so.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-04 04:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

and then there is this

ALBANY, New York, September 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) " In a move critics say is an attempt to avoid scrutiny of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to force nursing homes to hold in coronavirus patients regardless of the danger to their elderly residents, New York health officials say they cannot provide data on nursing home deaths until after the presidential election in November.

#3 | Posted by Maverick at 2020-09-05 11:38 AM | Reply

doj-seeks-data-on-care-home-deaths-in-4-democrat-led-states Only Democrat-led states. But it's not political

#4 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-09-05 11:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Deaths per 100,000 in past 7 days... (a sampling of states)

Mississippi - 5
Georgia - 4
Arkansas - 4
South Carolina - 4
Florida - 4
Alabama - 3
Texas - 3
Nevada - 3
Louisiana - 3
Arizona - 3

Following are some states with less than 1 death per 100,000 in the past 7 days

New Jersey
New York

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-05 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#4 ... Only Democrat-led states. But it's not political ...

Nursing homes were ripe for being major centers of COVID-19. In addition to having a highly vulnerable population, social distancing is quite difficult.

A couple of months ago, the Governor of Connecticut changed the health commissioner possibly because the nursing home problem was not handled properly here.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-05 12:02 PM | Reply

"New coronavirus cases are overwhelmingly in states Trump won. Iowa demonstrates one reason why: outbreaks in colleges."

Ahh, college students. Known Trumpers.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-09-05 12:10 PM | Reply

More from the cited article...

...When the pandemic was at its high, about three-quarters of new cases were in red states. Now, about 7 in 10 new cases are in red states.

It's still the case, though, that many of those new cases are in blue counties. While more new cases are emerging in states that voted for Trump, those outbreaks were often in places that voted for Clinton.

But here, too, there's been a shift. For the first time, about half of new cases are also in counties that voted for Trump....

Are the rural areas starting to catch up with the cities in new cases?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-05 12:18 PM | Reply

@#7 ... Ahh, college students. Known Trumpers. ...

I don't see how you made that conclusion from what you quoted.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-05 12:19 PM | Reply

Ahh, college students. Known Trumpers.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg

NO, not the students, but the state officials who forced the schools to reopen, because what would the Fall be without college football.


#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-05 12:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Yeah we get it, young people are addicted to socializing. So...... why do we have leadership then? Maybe to guide the young people into doing the right thing as opposed to intentionally hindering efforts to do the right thing?

#11 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-09-05 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


Not that the system will recognize it, but I gave #11 a Newsworthy.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-05 12:43 PM | Reply

Are the rural areas starting to catch up with the cities in new cases?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter

New COVID cases in Nashville are now down to 35-50 a day. Statewide, they're approaching 2000. Nashville is the largest metro area in TN - 2.5 million out of a state population of 6,900,000.

COVID-19 is rampant in rural parts of the state.

I went to the dentist for a cleaning on Thursday. It's in a small town about an hour north of Nashville. He's a right wing "Christian." He spouted crap about plasma and other right wing talking points while he was cleaning my teeth.

When I pointed out that the state of TN is reporting high new case numbers every day but Nashville and Memphis - almost 2/3rds of the total population of TN, aren't, and that it's now everywhere in rural areas, he couldn't argue that point with me. Or that anyone (like him) who's "pro-life" should insist everyone wear a mask because it's said it'll save 60,000-70,000 lives before the end of the year. Crickets.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-05 12:50 PM | Reply

It's called 'Karma'...


#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-05 01:46 PM | Reply

UConn students predict Storrs campus will close by the end of Sept. due to COVID-19

...University of Connecticut students are predicting the university won't be staying open much longer due to the coronavirus.

A poll by the school's newspaper shows almost 86 percent of students believe the Storrs campus will closed by the end of September.

It's front page news in the student's newspaper. The majority of students believe the campus won't be open much longer and that's because students say others aren't following guidelines.

UConn freshman Stephanie Boisromd just moved onto campus a few weeks ago. She says it's different than what she hoped her first year of college life would be like.

"You can't meet up with people, going to study groups, so you can better understand the content. Even our professor hours are flipped, so it's a whole different dimension," Boisromd said.

For many, they're finding not meeting up with friends is the biggest challenge, especially when they're so social....

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-05 02:43 PM | Reply

Shocking. Who saw that coming?

#16 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-09-06 12:17 AM | Reply

Ahh, college students. Known Trumpers.


If the claim was that Trump supporters were the ones getting sick you'd have a point.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-06 09:43 AM | Reply

"and then there is this"

6.5 million Americans served.

200,000 dead.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-06 10:42 AM | Reply

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