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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation's first reported infection.

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As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population as of April 2020 was 331.4 million.

It's a sobering toll that comes as hospitals in the US are struggling to keep up with the volume of patients and more children are grappling with the virus. In hopes of managing the spread and preventing more unnecessary deaths, officials are implementing mandates for vaccinations in workplaces and masking in schools.

We're Number 1! (*without a bullet)

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-09-15 01:45 PM | Reply

The enduring Republican contribution to American culture.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-15 01:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Bin laden and ISIS could only dream of killing as many Americans as the morbidly obese bunker bitch has.

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-09-15 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

It may have to get closer to 1 in 200 before people stupid people get a clue.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-15 03:14 PM | Reply

#4 Most people got the clue, we are working through the ones that require death of a loved one now.

I am grateful Biden keeps pushing vaccines and causing GQPers to remove themselves from the voting pool.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-15 04:54 PM | Reply

Here in Okiehomie, land of personal responsibility, the state just upped the Covid death count by 1,000 deaths in the past ten weeks. At that rate Dems will be politically viable state-wide in only about 480 years. As for the political viability of our moron governor Kevin "Brown shoes" Stitt, well, his run was good while it lasted...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-15 06:47 PM | Reply

You think the deaths resulting from conservatives' approach to covid is a lot?

Wait til you see how many they kill with their approach to climate change.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-15 06:59 PM | Reply

It's 1 in 400 where I live. And they're still proud of their ignorance.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-15 07:36 PM | Reply

"Unconvincing!" - Muddobber

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2021-09-15 08:32 PM | Reply

Just 1 in 500 americans dead. Better to kill americans than to let democrats save their lives.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-15 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's OK... that means less people at MB's gym.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2021-09-15 08:58 PM | Reply

Most are Trumpers. Might be a few surprises in 2024 with a few red states turning blue as the GQP base insists on having a massive die off of their peeps..

#12 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-09-15 09:00 PM | Reply

According to CNN vax hesitancy doesn't really break down along political lines.

Also one can support the vaccines and oppose mandates at the same time.

#13 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-15 09:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Also one can support the vaccines and oppose mandates at the same time."

Can you though?
BellRinger you get vaccinated yet?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-15 09:17 PM | Reply

#14. Yeah. I'm vaccinated. I weighed the risks and benefits of doing so. The benefits greatly outweighed the risks and I got vaccinated when it was my turn in line. Any other questions?

#15 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-15 09:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Any other questions?

#15 | Posted by BellRinger

Are you sure you want to open that door dingbat?

:)

#16 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-09-15 10:02 PM | Reply

How much lead paint have you consumed in the past 6 weeks?

That's my question.

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-15 10:18 PM | Reply

According to CNN vax hesitancy doesn't really break down along political lines.

Link?

#18 | Posted by brass30 at 2021-09-15 11:45 PM | Reply

Link?

#18 | POSTED BY BRASS30 AT 2021-09-15 11:45 PM

www.cnn.com

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-15 11:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Buttringer deceptively implies that the unvaxxed are bipartisan. Not true, the hesitant are, but the resistant are dominated by republicans.

I hope the hesitant get educated and the resistant get f-ed.

#20 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-16 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

ohhhh, so there's a vaccine hesitancy group, and also the vaccine resistant group.

Both groups need to step up, but it's more the resistant group - those that are probably never going to get the poke - that are a majority of Repubs. And ultimately the problem.

#21 | Posted by brass30 at 2021-09-16 12:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

www.healthsystemtracker.org

Doncha jus luvs you a good hoax!

#22 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-16 12:13 PM | Reply

#14. Yeah. I'm vaccinated. I weighed the risks and benefits of doing so. The benefits greatly outweighed the risks and I got vaccinated when it was my turn in line. Any other questions?
#15 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Say what now?
Two weeks ago you said you didn't need to get vaccinated because you already had COVID-19.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-16 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

COVID vaccination rates as of Sep 15
-fully vaccinated 54.7%
-at least one dose 64.1%

both numbers 1.1% higher than Sep 5, a daily increase of about .11%, about 361,000 people per day.
github.com

I've been trying to find a source for what percentage of population vaccinated we need to achieve, and have been unsuccessful. If we use 75%, a number I've seen tossed around a few times, it will take over a year at our present rate.

We need a vaccine mandate. There is plenty of historical precedent and Supreme Court case law supporting vaccine mandates. www.cdc.gov

#24 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2021-09-16 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

According to CNN vax hesitancy doesn't really break down along political lines.

Also one can support the vaccines and oppose mandates at the same time.

#13 | Posted by BellRinger

Yeah that's why the red states are having to send patients to hospitals in blue states right?

The dum dum states are the ones with the most covid deniers, and most covid deniers are white people so butthurt that trump lost that they're trying to encourage a virus to kill americans under biden in order to make trump's massive body count look better.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-16 12:49 PM | Reply

Spot checking numbers:

Florida is 1/436 - Below Average
California 1/587 (California's 35% better off than Florida)
Arkansas is 1/409 - Below Average
Texas 1/473 - Below Average
Alabama 1/383 (abysmal) - Below Average

#26 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-16 01:41 PM | Reply

So much unnecessary suffering, death and dying in Republican controlled States from Covid. Tragic.

#27 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-09-16 01:47 PM | Reply

So much unnecessary suffering, death and dying in Republican controlled States from Covid. Tragic.

#27 | Posted by moder8

Killing themselves with their stupidity is actually quite lovely.
The only tragic part is they're also killing people who didn't sign up for their stupid death cult.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-16 01:58 PM | Reply

The only tragic part is they're also killing people who didn't sign up for their stupid death cult.

#28 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

That is the crux of the matter. Their willful ignorance, stubbornness, intransigence, and selfishness hurts others. An anti-vaxxer catching COVID and taking up an ER bed takes space away from, say, a kid with a burst appendix. Just mind-numbingly stupidly unnecessary.

#29 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2021-09-16 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"According to CNN vax hesitancy doesn't really break down along political lines."

FTA.

There are vaccine "hesitant" and then there are vaccine "resistant".

Two different categories.

The vaccine resistant are 60% Republican.

I see you didn't even mention that.

Leaving out and ignoring pertinent facts is a form of lying.

Also one can support the vaccines and oppose mandates at the same time.

All mandates or just this one?

One wonders why you suddenly have to put you "freedom foot" down on this particular mandate. What about all the others you obey?

The fact that you suddenly are against mandates wouldn't have anything to do with something your Dear Liar said by any chance would it?

Just a wag"wild ass guess.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-16 02:30 PM | Reply

Just mind-numbingly stupidly unnecessary.

#29 | Posted by El_Buscador

You're talking about people who have been brainwashed to oppose liberals on everything, at any cost.

Liberals want to stop climate change, so they want to pollute more.
Liberals want to stop the pandemic, so they want to spread the pandemic.
Liberals want to save their kids, so they're willing to let their kids die.

Think about that- The republican brainwashing is so complete that it overrides the most basic human instinct to protect your own kids.

If liberals created a cure for cancer republicans would refuse to take it.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-16 03:11 PM | Reply

"I've been trying to find a source for what percentage of population vaccinated we need to achieve, and have been unsuccessful."

It's hard to put an exact number; harder still as new strains emerge. But 75% seems like a good starting point.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-16 05:09 PM | Reply

#32 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

If we can get to 75% or more vaccinated with a 93% effective vaccine, I think we'd be in a pretty good place. We've got about 55% fully vaccinated, 64% with at least one dose.
60% are in favor of a vaccine mandate. How do we get it done?

#33 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2021-09-16 05:35 PM | Reply

"How do we get it done?"

Make it a job requirement is a pretty good start.

With the added bonus of a lot of bad cops and nurses losing their jobs.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-16 06:50 PM | Reply

Over 3400 COVID deaths yesterday:

www.google.com

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-09-17 02:25 PM | Reply

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