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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Michael E. Miller: The president had just spent three days in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. "Don't let it dominate you," he said into a camera on the evening of Oct. 5th ... Thirty miles away, Carlton Coates Jr. sat in an Annapolis funeral home, staring at the casket that contained the body of his older sister. Carol Coates had battled covid-19 at the same time as the president.

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But instead of a suite at Walter Reed, the 46-year-old Black teacher self-isolated in the basement of her family's home. And instead of the experimental cocktail of antibodies that Trump was given, she received get-well cards from her fifth-grade students.

Carol had taught nine miles from the White House. But her illness unfolded in what seemed like a different universe than the one the president described.

Two floors up, Dale [her mother] was also struggling. She had long suffered from arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, her son said. But now she was so exhausted she could hardly get out of bed. She, too, had tested positive and stayed home from work. Her fiance, Ernest Davis, brought her food and slept on the floor next to her bed.

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Dale was so weak that Davis called 911.

By the time the president was released three days later - feeling, he said, "better than 20 years ago" - Dale and her daughter were both dead.

A true tale of two cities and two completely different realities.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-29 07:07 AM | Reply

I have never actually believed Trump had the virus and I support my theory by asking why else would his doctors all have had to sign non-disclosure agreements?

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-29 12:04 PM | Reply

why else would his doctors all have had to sign non-disclosure agreements?

#2 | Posted by danni

It's possible that Trump is trying to hide the fact he was begging for his life.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-29 12:12 PM | Reply

It is truly bizarre and I was using Occam's Razor to assume that 37 people weren't making up the fact that they tested positive for COVID.

But they're all fine? I'm beginning to become skeptical. I want more details about each individual cases, because again using Occam's Razor, I find it hard to believe that out of 37 people, not one of them is seriously ill?

#4 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-10-29 12:12 PM | Reply

I find it hard to believe that out of 37 people, not one of them is seriously ill?

Chris Christie certainly confirmed that he had very serious symptoms from his infection, and I haven't heard whether the White House security guy who was in bad shape recovered or not. But we've seen Melania, and most of the others who contracted it that were at the White House during the ACB superspreader or in Trump's debate prep (Hope Hicks), and all of them have recovered apparently.

As it's been reported, the amount of viral load may be tied to the severity of the infection - maybe those infected did not receive great amounts. Even with what we know is sketchy reporting of actual infections, the documented fatality rate is still just 4%, so if your baseline is 37 individuals it's not hard to believe that none of them have died so far. Statistically, only 1.48 should have.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-29 12:21 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY BOCAINK
#5 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

You saw how adamant they were to keep the positive tests from going public. It's much easier hiding the severity of an illness than it is a positive test.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-10-29 12:35 PM | Reply

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-10-29 12:38 PM | Reply

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?

#7 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

The World has suffered on the receiving end of this Administrations BS for almost 4 years. Too many who live in the real and rational world are simply becoming callous to it.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-10-29 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

We've all been on the receiving end of fake news every since trump went on his racist crusade to make morons think obama wasn't eligible to be president.

Are you still waiting for his "shocking discoveries" by trump's "secret investigators" in hawaii? Sucker.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-10-29 01:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?
#7 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Joke's on you, comrade!

There's a Wall that blocks the Fake News from getting to us Americans.

Mexico paid for it.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-29 01:49 PM | Reply

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?

#7 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

What are you talking about? The biggest generator of "fake news" the past four years has been the Trump WH.

We've all been receiving that fake news every single day for four years.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2020-10-29 01:52 PM | Reply

Its not so funny to be on the receiving end of fake news is it?

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Sh*tler has been lying to America since the 1970's. Dumbasses like you are too stupid to realize or too apathetic to care. The writing of just how bad of a human being his true self has been in the public domain long before he ran for president and yet his cult lavishes praise and attention on him.

#12 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-29 01:56 PM | Reply

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