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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 22, 2020

If the U.S. death rate had matched that of other wealthy countries, between about 55,000 and 215,000 Americans would still be alive, according to a scathing new analysis by Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness.

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According to Donald Trump-the most knowledgeable, wise, and mentally acute person in the world-nothing could be done. These people had to die.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-22 10:21 AM | Reply

We all NEED to remember that in the administration's discussions about the pandemic they actually discussed the fact that the majority of the people dying were minorities from Democratically run cities and that they didn't care if Democrats died.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-22 11:40 AM | Reply

One deep dive on this topic...

The Trump Pandemic
A blow-by-blow account of how the president killed thousands of Americans. (August 2020)
slate.com

...On July 17, President Donald Trump sat for a Fox News interview at the White House. At the time, nearly 140,000 Americans were dead from the novel coronavirus. The interviewer, Chris Wallace, showed Trump a video clip in which Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned of a difficult fall and winter ahead. Trump dismissed the warning. He scoffed that experts had misjudged the virus all along. "Everybody thought this summer it would go away," said Trump. "They used to say the heat, the heat was good for it and it really knocks it out, remember? So they got that one wrong."

Trump's account was completely backward. Redfield and other U.S. public health officials had never promised that heat would knock out the virus. In fact, they had cautioned against that assumption. The person who had held out the false promise of a warm-weather reprieve, again and again, was Trump. And he hadn't gotten the idea from any of his medical advisers. He had gotten it from Xi Jinping, the president of China, in a phone call in February....



Interesting read.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-22 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The US is interesting in the fact that most countries saw substantial declines during the summer months. The US saw record increases.

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-22 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump could have at least pretended to cry like Kim Jong did.

That may have actually won him the election.

Too many folks have voted already and it's not looking good for him.

Plus Obama is out swingin' for Joe so that helps.

#5 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-10-22 04:33 PM | Reply

The US is interesting in the fact that most countries saw substantial declines during the summer months. The US saw record increases.

#4 | Posted by madbomber

Most wealthy countries aren't run by lying sociopathic con men.
Even those that are, they aren't as dumb as trump.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-22 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Many"?????

#7 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-10-23 08:06 AM | Reply

"Many"?????

Most.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-23 08:11 AM | Reply

If we had a president that was more interested in doing his job than campaigning and golfing we could've knocked this down to the point where all businesses could be open.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-23 08:25 AM | Reply

The US is interesting in the fact that most countries saw substantial declines during the summer months. The US saw record increases.

#4 | Posted by madbomber

Because red states ignored all the CDC recommendations for carefully re-opening, just decided to go full reopen all at once and then decided to hide the infection rates and lie about the numbers.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-23 08:29 AM | Reply

The US is interesting in the fact that most countries saw substantial declines during the summer months. The US saw record increases.

#4 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

And heading into influenza season we're starting from a high point when we could have been starting from a low point.

Christmas isn't going to be so merry and bright for many many families.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-23 09:05 AM | Reply

Trump's account was completely backward.

He did a 180, and he's a POS for it.
The Trumpers were all pushing that pseudo-science "finding." It was infuriating at the time.
Mr. "I take full responsibility" from last night is lying again, and that statement itself was another ridiculous Trump lie.

On the subject of this article, this is exactly why I've been calculating and posting these numbers - to contrast what a country with decent leadership does compared to ours under Trump. For me this has always been a clear way of benchmarking our response.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-23 09:13 AM | Reply

Looks like the states screwed up their responses. And we've already seen that many of the blue states were the hardest hit. At the beginning, the large majority of cases were in New York. And if I'm not mistaken, it was directly due to a Democrat. So, to go by the early numbers of cases and deaths, they were highly skewed towards Dem states. Sooooooo...I'll let you make the right conclusions. I know they won't be right because it hurts your smug but it's always good to teach people to fish instead of catching the fish for them. Maybe one day it will get better.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2020-10-23 11:49 AM | Reply

Yeah! Damn Democrat state got hit first, had no information on how to deal with this, received lies from Trump and his Administration, and then had the nerve to pass the wisdom they earned through so much pain and suffering on to other states! And what the hell is that whole "United" in "United States" about, anyway? And why is there even a Federal Government? It's all so stupid! /s

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-23 12:06 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

What a ridiculous pile of ----.

The beginning high case loads and deaths was because of the national response failure and poor practice at the top compounded by learning on the fly how to treat patients and deal with spread/non-severe cases.

It has nothing to do with the part of the governors.

But if you really want to play that game, let's talk about red state governors overseeing massive increases in cases and deaths DESPITE having the knowledge accrued by early learning in hard hit states. How about that?

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-23 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Looks like the states screwed up their responses. "

Looks like criminal negligence and disastrously incompetent leadership at the federal level to me.

Your so called "red" states are surging out of control.

Thanks to the infected and impeached super spreader currently residing in the White House.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-23 01:01 PM | Reply

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