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(Ars Technica)   White House canceled research into coronavirus because Trump thinks China released the virus to thwart his re-election   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, President of the United States, White House, late April, Executive Office of the President of the United States, Science, Scientific method, director of the NIH, NIH's grant policy  
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2020-06-25 2:37:20 PM  
Alice in Wonderland is starting to look like a documentary of this timeline.
 
2020-06-25 2:39:13 PM  
What a complete and total moron.
 
2020-06-25 2:50:49 PM  
He WHAT?!

And that is NOT a reason to stop research!
 
2020-06-25 2:54:47 PM  
That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.
 
2020-06-25 3:01:15 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.


And obligated to license to one of Ivanka's trademarks/patents
 
2020-06-25 3:17:41 PM  
When Trump and his supporters say "someone did x to hurt Trump" (x being releasing a virus, killing Mr. Floyd, etc.) they are admitting that Trump would handle x badly. It seems they aren't thinking their cunning plan all the way through.
 
2020-06-25 3:24:24 PM  
After the hearing, Fauci clarified to Politico that it was the White House that told the NIH to cancel the funding. An unnamed White House official told Politico that the White House did encourage the funding cut, but ultimately it was the Department of Health and Human Services-of which the NIH is a part-that made the final decision. An HHS spokesperson said only that the funding was cut because "the grantee was not in compliance with NIH's grant policy."

In other words, they didn't want to rename the virus "Kung Flu" so Trump cut their funding?
 
2020-06-25 3:31:48 PM  
This should be fine. What's the worst that could happen?
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2020-06-25 3:32:10 PM  
Because everything is about Trump.
 
2020-06-25 3:32:46 PM  
 
2020-06-25 3:33:05 PM  
Xi's got my vote!
 
2020-06-25 3:33:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.


This.

China doesn't give one shiat about Trump saying racist things about the "Kung Flu" or "China Virus". The longer Trump's in office, the weaker America gets, and as a result, the stronger China gets.

Xi knows that Trump is a chump, like Putin does. If China comes up with a safe vaccine, they'll be like Andy Dufrense in Shawshank - crawling through 500 yards of shiat (they created) and come out clean on the outside to the rest of the world in comparison to the US.
 
2020-06-25 3:34:07 PM  
Nonsense. Who would let people die just to further their politic....

Err, never mind.
 
2020-06-25 3:34:26 PM  
Jawohl, mein Flim Flam Führer. It's all about you.

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you. Don't you?
 
2020-06-25 3:34:40 PM  
Speaking of viruses, Trump is trying to get reelected
 
2020-06-25 3:35:03 PM  
Holy, crap, what happened today?  We have been averaging 6-800 deaths per day for a while (slowly creeping up).  But today we have over 2,000 deaths according to WorldOMeters

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2020-06-25 3:35:07 PM  
Country X attacked us with a mystery bioweapon so let's kneecap civil defense and R&D into countermeasures. That's some fine strategerizing Mr. Predisent.
 
2020-06-25 3:35:25 PM  
Noon-ish on the Pacific coast and the US hit 2,100 deaths today from COVID19.
 
2020-06-25 3:35:27 PM  
Lol. Love it. Can't wait for the Korean soap opera.
 
2020-06-25 3:35:56 PM  
Released it in retaliation for what?
 
2020-06-25 3:36:08 PM  
Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today
 
2020-06-25 3:36:27 PM  
Two weeks is taking a long ass time.
 
2020-06-25 3:37:31 PM  
Almost 125,000 people dead.
Over 2.4 million people infected.
And it's STILL all about that orange pusbag, Donald J. Trump according to that orange pusbag, Donald J. Trump.

/seventy-four year old two-year old
 
2020-06-25 3:37:31 PM  

OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today


OK, looks like New Jersey included "probable" COVID deaths for the first time today

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/0​6​/nj-reports-probable-coronavirus-death​s-for-1st-time-death-toll-now-at-14872​-with-170k-total-positive-tests.html
 
2020-06-25 3:37:38 PM  
 
2020-06-25 3:37:49 PM  
Trump

Literally *everything* has to be about this clown in his world view.
 
2020-06-25 3:38:08 PM  

OldRod: Holy, crap, what happened today?  We have been averaging 6-800 deaths per day for a while (slowly creeping up).  But today we have over 2,000 deaths according to WorldOMeters

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What happened 2 weeks ago?
 
2020-06-25 3:38:48 PM  

OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today


Has to be a typo.
 
2020-06-25 3:38:53 PM  
It's the bats. The bats are trying to take over the world! But first they have to weaken the human population, and turn us against one another. Ebola in was just a test run, to see how the humans would respond. But the bats knew fears over a rising Chinese dominance on the world stage would make Wuhan an ideal place to release this pathogen. Simultaneously, the bats struck out at the koalas, as they present a real, but currently unknown, threat to the bats long-term plans.
 
2020-06-25 3:39:03 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.


I keep wondering why Ivanka got all those patents and such. I figured it was just to file fake profits with the SEC and bilk stock investors... could be both... setup fake ass drug companies, file fake profit sheets with SEC, and bilk...
 
2020-06-25 3:39:04 PM  

dericwater: Noon-ish on the Pacific coast and the US hit 2,100 deaths today from COVID19.


New Jersey with 1700 deaths?  Wtf!
 
2020-06-25 3:39:26 PM  

baorao: Released it in retaliation for what?


For whatever vague reason D2S's dreamt up to make himself feel better.
 
2020-06-25 3:39:29 PM  
Yah know, I *REALLY* wish the "Deep State" was half as ballsy at saying "NO" to the President* as some people seem to think.
 
2020-06-25 3:39:35 PM  

OldRod: OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today

OK, looks like New Jersey included "probable" COVID deaths for the first time today

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/06​/nj-reports-probable-coronavirus-death​s-for-1st-time-death-toll-now-at-14872​-with-170k-total-positive-tests.html


Thanks was just about to go looking.
 
2020-06-25 3:39:35 PM  

JAGChem82: Nadie_AZ: That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.

This.

China doesn't give one shiat about Trump saying racist things about the "Kung Flu" or "China Virus". The longer Trump's in office, the weaker America gets, and as a result, the stronger China gets.

Xi knows that Trump is a chump, like Putin does. If China comes up with a safe vaccine, they'll be like Andy Dufrense in Shawshank - crawling through 500 yards of shiat (they created) and come out clean on the outside to the rest of the world in comparison to the US.


That's not how Chinese politics works. They see politics in a way where both sides can win in a deal or a negotiation. It is a Chinese philosophy. But trump is such a shiat show he throws everything out the window.
 
2020-06-25 3:41:03 PM  

MrSpock056: OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today

Has to be a typo.


https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/0​6​/nj-reports-probable-coronavirus-death​s-for-1st-time-death-toll-now-at-14872​-with-170k-total-positive-tests.html

They reviewed death certificates and some nursing home deaths and determined that they should have been counted before apparently

The probable deaths fall into three categories: a fatality that involved a less specific coronavirus test, a review of death certificates and deaths during known outbreaks where a person had coronavirus symptoms, particularly in settings like long-term care facilities. The long-term care facilities accounted for just under one-third of the new probable deaths reported Thursday, according to Dr. Edward Lifshiatz, medical director for the state Department of Health.

Roughly two-thirds came from reviewing death certificates, which Lifshiatz said is the most time-consuming of the three categories. The state plans to provide updates on the probable deaths weekly going forward, Lifshiatz said
 
2020-06-25 3:41:38 PM  
25th amendment

Today is another day that the Senate chooses not to utilize it.
 
2020-06-25 3:42:23 PM  

Alphax: He WHAT?!

And that is NOT a reason to stop research!


He insists Covid numbers are bad only because we are over testing. He is... stupid.
 
2020-06-25 3:42:49 PM  

comrade: JAGChem82: Nadie_AZ: That's a lie. Trump asked China to help him get reelected and China recently said they would rather have him than Biden. Don't fall for his bullsh*t. He may have done it to help his reelection, but it isn't because of China.

I wouldn't be surprised to hear he is outsourcing the research to a Chinese firm that is being run by Trump sycophants.

This.

China doesn't give one shiat about Trump saying racist things about the "Kung Flu" or "China Virus". The longer Trump's in office, the weaker America gets, and as a result, the stronger China gets.

Xi knows that Trump is a chump, like Putin does. If China comes up with a safe vaccine, they'll be like Andy Dufrense in Shawshank - crawling through 500 yards of shiat (they created) and come out clean on the outside to the rest of the world in comparison to the US.

That's not how Chinese politics works. They see politics in a way where both sides can win in a deal or a negotiation. It is a Chinese philosophy. But trump is such a shiat show he throws everything out the window.


Yep. Much of Chinese culture is really big on "saving face" - not just for themselves, but also for everyone. They're social protocols are all about avoiding insult, and giving others the opportunity to gracefully self-correct, when "face" is being lost.
 
2020-06-25 3:43:02 PM  

MrSpock056: OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today

Has to be a typo.


Nah, that's happened before when a state has tallied up probable Covid deaths over a long time period. It happened with France's numbers too when they had a mass reporting of Covid deaths in nursing homes. They're all reported on that one day and eventually they are distributed over that time.
 
2020-06-25 3:43:12 PM  
So he stopped research so china could go on with their conspiracy without hindrance??

I'd think he'd want research to continue to stop china from thwarting his re-election. This makes no sense to me, but then that's par for the course.
 
2020-06-25 3:44:12 PM  

bobug: Alphax: He WHAT?!

And that is NOT a reason to stop research!

He insists Covid numbers are bad only because we are over testing. He is... stupid.


And not only does he think he's brilliant, but also believes everyone else is stupid.
 
2020-06-25 3:44:46 PM  
Our enemies released this plague on purpose so I am not going to try to stop it.

Very. Stable. Genius.


fark every trump voter. fark them in their stupid asses.
 
2020-06-25 3:46:22 PM  
That's utterly ridiculous, but that's the moron "Predisent" for you. Given the abject idiocy of Trump foreign policy, which is allowing China to expand it's sphere of influence at breakneck speed, China would want him re-elected.
 
2020-06-25 3:46:31 PM  

Lambskincoat: Alice in Wonderland is starting to look like a documentary of this timeline.


Heinlein knew what he was doing when he called this period "The Crazy Years".

Greg Benford did a novel called 'Rewrite', in which some people are natural time travelers.  When they die, they 'respawn' at earlier points in their lives and get to live again from then on and maybe make changes.

Of course, in this book, Heinlein was one of these travelers.
 
2020-06-25 3:46:48 PM  

OldRod: Holy, crap, what happened today?  We have been averaging 6-800 deaths per day for a while (slowly creeping up).  But today we have over 2,000 deaths according to WorldOMeters

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June 11..
When a lot of states opened up wide?
 
2020-06-25 3:48:22 PM  

Lambskincoat: Alice in Wonderland is starting to look like a documentary of this timeline.


Full of a mathematicians disgust at his fellow instructor's acceptance of irrational numbers and his parody of their behaviours and traits?
 
2020-06-25 3:48:47 PM  
Nice reaction.

It explains Trumps racism and his aversion to science.   Both the Spanish speaker and the scientist use a language that Trump doesn't understand and he is terrified they're talking about him behind his back.

(That would go for other groups, too, like women, clergy, doctors, professors, VCR salesmen, psychiatrists, researchers, mail order brides, 3rd grade spelling bee winners, pet owners, best friends, non-family members, and Methodists.)
 
2020-06-25 3:50:16 PM  

OldRod: Holy, crap, what happened today?  We have been averaging 6-800 deaths per day for a while (slowly creeping up).  But today we have over 2,000 deaths according to WorldOMeters

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Red state people and California people partying like it's 1999.

California. Packed beaches. Pic from 6/22 article:
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Meanwhile in Texas (video):
https://twitter.com/TexasABC/status/1​2​74793986117578752?s=20

And of course in Arizona at Trump's rally....
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2020-06-25 3:50:25 PM  

OldRod: OldRod: Looks like New Jersey has over 1700 deaths reported today

OK, looks like New Jersey included "probable" COVID deaths for the first time today

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/06​/nj-reports-probable-coronavirus-death​s-for-1st-time-death-toll-now-at-14872​-with-170k-total-positive-tests.html


Ah, okay.  Was hoping it was a typo or something.
 
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