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Sunday, May 09, 2021

As of May 4, more than 202 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378000 cases a day, together with more than 222000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, Indian Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan declared that India was in the "endgame" of the epidemic. The impression from the government was that India had beaten COVID-19 after several months of low case counts, despite repeated warnings of the dangers of a second wave and the emergence of new strains.



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Elect a dumb@ss, win stupid prizes.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-05-09 08:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Elect Donald Trump, win stupid prizes. Modi is no worse than Trump but he just has a much larger population and far fewer resources with which to deal with it. Biden is making both Trump and Modi look like incompetent, dishonest especially to their own supporters, or just plain evil. Biden is a competent, decent President who actually cares about the American, and now we know, the Indian people too.

And I repeat: Barrack Obama & Michelle Obama need to distance themselves from the Bush family, and the Clintons need to do the same thing. Watch "The Green Zone" on Netflix and it will either refresh your memory or it will teach you about what happened before you were politically aware. Great movie, true story, real history, Matt Damon.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2021-05-09 10:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

37 fully vaccinated doctors contracted a new COVID variant at a single New Delhi hospital.

The infections left most with mild symptoms, but it added to their growing fears that the virus behind India's catastrophic second wave is different. They wonder if a more contagious variant that dodges the immune system could be fueling the epidemic inside the world's hardest-hit nation.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines aren't approved in India yet. It's uncertain which vaccine they received.

COVID is currently killing 120 people an hour in India.

The Indian variant has reached our shores ...

Fortunately, both mRNA vaccines - Pfizer & Moderna - can be easily tweaked to recognize new variants as they arise. Those of us smart enough to have already been vaccinated (or soon will be) will probably need booster shots in a few months.

#3 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-05-09 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


India reports another 400,000+ cases, 4000+ death day

A sustained level of horribleness

And its not correct

True number surely closer to 25,000 deaths, 2-5 million infections today

Lots of ways to estimate but here's a simple one

Look at the crematoriums

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-05-10 09:25 AM | Reply

Modi called the White House to ask for Trump's help. Luckily, Biden answered the call...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-05-10 09:42 AM | Reply

Actor Rahul Vohra, 35, Dies Of COVID After Heart-Breaking Plea For Better Treatment

"I would have lived had I received better treatment," wrote Rahul Vohra from hospital.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-05-10 10:10 AM | Reply

I see captain hindsight is out in full force today...

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2021-05-10 11:51 AM | Reply

I see captain hindsight is out in full force today...


Nothing hindsight about recognizing a political idiot, whether foreign or domestic, who refused to heed the warnings.
And Modi decided to play international big shot by sending vaccines around the world instead of saving his own people's lives. Not quite "drink bleach" level stupidity but right up there.

#8 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-05-10 12:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I see captain hindsight is out in full force today...

#7 | Posted by humtake

YOu didn't need hindsight to say that crowded political rallies and religious festivals were a bad idea, just a functioning brain and common sense. Things that modi, trump, and the trump cult all lack.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-05-10 02:04 PM | Reply

I see captain hindsight is out in full force today...


Except the "mistakes" being made in countries and states with high COVID rates aren't "mistakes," they're denial or tried and true public health measures based on pure ignorance.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2021-05-10 02:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

HUMTAKE feels it necessary to defend fascist politicians where ever found. His need to whitewash Trump is that pronounced.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2021-05-10 02:42 PM | Reply

Yeah but that billion dollar palace renovation is gonna look sweet!!!

#12 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-05-10 03:35 PM | Reply

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