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Friday, October 01, 2021

The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday ... The United States still leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections and fatalities, according to Reuters tally. Globally, the pandemic is set to surpass 5 million deaths.

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We're number one America - and it's so maddeningly sad. So much wealth and resources, so many contrarians forcing senseless death and illness upon millions despite the unrelenting efforts of so many trying to end the virus' spread.

Yet here we are - after more than a year, approaching two - riding an endless rollercoaster of peaks and valleys of infection followed by far too many deaths. And for what?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-10-01 02:43 PM | Reply

200,000 extra dead Republicans.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-01 02:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Right's attitude towards this natural disaster has been disgusting. The Republicans have volunteered to create, out of their own dead bodies, the worst national failure since the Great Depression.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-01 02:53 PM | Reply

Repubicans own most of that body count. Heckuva job!

#4 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-10-01 05:04 PM | Reply

Fake news.

It'll never be more than 15.

#5 | Posted by anton at 2021-10-01 05:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

USA! USA!

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-10-01 05:11 PM | Reply

They don't know what's in the beer they drink. They don't know what's in a hot dog. They don't know what's in cigarettes. But if a doctor tells them a free vaccine is safe, they'd rather take horse seaman. I'm telling you, I just don't understand!

#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-10-01 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"700 thousand Crisis Actors!" - AndreaMackris

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2021-10-01 05:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Recent studies reported that 1/3 of 45,000,000 surviving COVID patients experienced long term health issues.

And 'freedom loving people' won't even wear a friggin' mask to help end this pandemic.

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-10-01 05:44 PM | Reply

2744 deaths reported just yesterday.

Vaccines and masks are our only ways out of this ...

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-10-01 05:45 PM | Reply

When you filter out people who were more than 80 years old or had co-morbidities, the number drops to under 15,000. - Right Wing radio

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-10-01 05:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The supposed "pro-life" party just keeps killing people.

#12 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-10-01 05:57 PM | Reply

But wait, I am sure someone important told us "this virus will just go away."

#13 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-01 06:17 PM | Reply

"like magic, it will disappear."

#14 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-10-01 06:33 PM | Reply

Someone important told us... One day...The virus will go away.
2 years ago when no one knew anything about this virus.
Telling it like it is.

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-10-01 07:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't take responsibility at all

~ the 300 lb orange plague rat ~

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-10-01 08:08 PM | Reply

"Trump says doctors keep asking how he knows so much about the coronavirus"

www.yahoo.com

#17 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-01 08:12 PM | Reply

#15 Well at least he went away, so we have that going for us.

#18 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-01 08:25 PM | Reply

Someone important told us... One day...The virus will go away.
2 years ago when no one knew anything about this virus.

Enough was k own to know that comment was ludicrous.

Especially in light of the near complete lack of a competent response to move towards eradication.

Just acknowledge you don't know much about the topic and move on.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-02 01:54 PM | Reply

The real number is likely at least double that.
Florida and Texas have been extremely under reporting their numbers.

#20 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-10-02 04:58 PM | Reply

www.worldometers.info

720K now actually. Trump is on the hook for 430k and Biden is at 290k and counting. With the Biden-covid variants running wild across the country, I suspect Biden will be dominating this race heading into the mid-terms unless he is replaced by HU Harris first.

#21 | Posted by Skeptical at 2021-10-02 09:11 PM | Reply

"Trump is on the hook for 430k"

Since when?

"No, I don't take responsibility at all."
--President Donald J TRUMP, March 13 2020

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-02 09:34 PM | Reply

"#22 | POSTED BY SNOOFY "

Since that is the standard you liberals established. Trump is 430k, Biden for 290k and gaining quickly. Probably explains Biden's underwater approval rating.

#23 | Posted by Skeptical at 2021-10-02 09:45 PM | Reply

"Since that is the standard you liberals established."

No it isn't.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-03 12:27 AM | Reply

Trump is on the hook for 430k and Biden is at 290k and counting.

Trumpers own a majority of those for Biden.

Just own the stupidity you revel in.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-03 01:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is on the hook for 430k and Biden is at 290k and counting.

Biden's on the hook for the TrumpVirus and the fact Trumpers refuse to get vaccinated, wear masks, or social distance?

Yea right.

You're fkkking re tar ded.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-10-03 02:45 AM | Reply

Trump is on the hook for 430k and Biden is at 290k and counting.

#21 | POSTED BY SKEPTICAL

Biden now has responsibility, and he's accepted it. As pointed out, Trump pointedly never did.

Accepting responsibility is vastly different from accepting fault, which I think is something you know.

That there are still COVID dead is explained by the fact that those dying are far-and-away knee-jerk, Right-wing reactionaries enabled by Trump. Later-day hillbillies who express their identity with a fascist political movement by dying. As fascists have always done.

The news on COVID today is brighter. No thanks to the murderous and self-destructive Republican Party. You had to be forced to save yourselves and your families. You disgust me.

I think that enough Trumpites are now dead to make a difference in a few elections. If you can't weep over the human costs, and fascists never can, then cry some tears over a few more elections that you'll just have to steal to win.

What a cabal of pestilential losers you are.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-03 08:00 AM | Reply

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