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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

More than half of US states " 26 of them " are seeing new coronavirus cases increase compared with the prior week. Among those states, at least 10 are reporting a 50% increase or higher. read more


Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Do the autopsies of George Floyd agree, or not? News reports from last week suggest the report produced by the Hennepin County medical examiner and the one produced by an examiner hired by Floyd's family disagreed on his cause of death. The county ruled the cause to be "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression." It also cited heart disease and drug use as factors that could have contributed to the death. The secondary autopsy, by contrast, specifically said Floyd died from asphyxia. So who is right? Well, both of them, experts who weren't affiliated with the case said. "They are just different ways of describing the same thing," said Dr. Joye Carter, forensic pathologist to the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County, California. What's more, experts told me, the autopsies of George Floyd help show the complexity of medical examinations, how those examinations work and what they can and cannot tell us. read more


Monday, June 08, 2020

In its monthly jobs report released Friday, the BLS showed the US unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. Capitalizing on the good news, Trump took a victory lap Friday, touting the lower unemployment numbers as the nation deals with health and economic crises and major protests over racial injustice. BLS, however, noted its data collectors " for the third month in a row " misclassified some workers as "employed not at work," when they should have been classified as "unemployed on temporary layoff." Barring that issue, the unemployment rate could have been as high as 19.2% in April and 16.1% in May, not including seasonal adjustments, the BLS said. read more


Friday, June 05, 2020

Trump's approval has fallen from a high of 45.8% in mid-March to a low of 41.9% today. Remember, FiveThirtyEight is the same poll analysts who predicted Trump had about a 35% chance to win the election and the Trump campaign agreed with. read more


Wednesday, June 03, 2020

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in health workers and others closely exposed to people with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems. read more


Comments

So, the premise about corruption is obvious and has been a problem for a very long time and cannot be denied, and should be fixed. However, as it relates to covid, so what? The premise of the article doesn't help the problem we are fighting. If the funding would have gone to all businesses outside of the ones involved in the corruption, the economic numbers would still be the same. It would just mean other people got to keep their jobs while the ones who have been able to keep them today would not. The problem that covid is impacting our economy would still remain and be almost exactly the same. Moving money around doesn't change the impact. To put it more simply, if Jack and Sally both could lose their jobs, and Jack gets government money, he keeps his and Sally doesn't. If, instead, Sally gets the money then Jack loses his job.

#3 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

1. "If the funding would have gone to all businesses outside of the ones involved in the corruption, the economic numbers would still be the same."
We would have saved a lot more businesses. Go tell your BS about how Mega Churches and Kanye West deserves millions in loans to the mom and pop shops that got a dollar from the rescue. We won't be sending flowers to you during your hospital stay.

2. "It would just mean other people got to keep their jobs while the ones who have been able to keep them today would not."
No, dummy. Because the money went to businesses that didn't need it to keep employees on the payroll instead of companies that did. How god damn brain dead do you have to be not to understand that?

3. "Moving money around doesn't change the impact."
Moving money to the right places keeps people in jobs or at least in their homes. Instead we have your ---- up President in office shoveling it to his rich friends who don't need it.

4. "To put it more simply, if Jack and Sally both could lose their jobs, and Jack gets government money, he keeps his and Sally doesn't. If, instead, Sally gets the money then Jack loses his job."
We didn't give the money to Jack and Sally's employer. We gave it to Trump's rich friends to pocket.

Honestly, you are a complete waste of space in this country. You don't know anything. You don't care. You just continue to take from the government and whine because you aren't smart enough to understand any of the problems or issues.

Frankly, it's people like you who put us here.

Sorry, not good enough. This is America. We expect everything to be provided to us immediately because we are entitled to everything. Since we say it can be done, then it can be done. We ignore all professional medical advice because we are entitled to do so. Unless that advice agrees with our political beliefs. Then it is 100% true and accurate and the other party is to blame for everything. And people under 30 are allowed to ignore any social distancing measures because they are the smartest, most wise people in our society. Or so say all the people who think it's imperative that these same people come out and vote in record numbers every term.

#1 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

This level of stupidity...

1. "We expect everything to be provided to us immediately because we are entitled to everything."
The article is about being unable to treat COVID patients because we don't have enough doctors and supplies so old people are being sent home to die. Expecting basic medical care isn't being "entitled to everything", you idiot.

2. "We ignore all professional medical advice because we are entitled to do so. Unless that advice agrees with our political beliefs."
Democrats and Liberals aren't ignoring any medical advice. That's a Republican, Conservative and Libertarian thing. To even pretend otherwise is idiotic. So no one is surprised you are doing it.

3. "And people under 30 are allowed to ignore any social distancing measures because they are the smartest, most wise people in our society."
No, they aren't. But your idiot President and Republican Governors and Fox News are telling them its fine to do.
But in reality, it's only a portion of them. The majority are taking it seriously...except in Red States where they are throwing Coronavirus parties because they listen to idiots like you and Hannity.

Your both sides are the same garbage is an excuse for you to vote Trump again. You'd sound smarter if you kept your mouth shut and crawled back under that rock you crawled out from.

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