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(ABC News)   Last week the US shattered previous records by report a new record 50,000 new coronavirus cases in one day. The good news is that this hasn't happened again. The bad news is that's because we had 60,000 new cases yesterday instead   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2020-07-08 8:41:42 AM  
I'd like to congratulate President Trump on achieving yet another milestone for his administration.
 
2020-07-08 8:52:28 AM  
Their brave sacrifice to the stonks will not quickly be forgotten
 
2020-07-08 8:52:30 AM  
Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us
 
2020-07-08 8:59:27 AM  

OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us


Oh well. What choice did these red states and rednecks have.

They certainly couldn't have learned from the godless libbies in New York.
 
2020-07-08 9:08:27 AM  

Gubbo: What choice did these red states and rednecks have.


They're doing their best to not test and to under report, but short of shutting down the health care system entirely, there's not much they can do at this point.
 
2020-07-08 9:09:12 AM  
Marcus Aurelius: ...short of shutting down the health care system entirely...

Don't give them any ideas!
 
2020-07-08 9:12:45 AM  

OldRod: Marcus Aurelius: ...short of shutting down the health care system entirely...

Don't give them any ideas!


Like there will be choice in the system.  Predestination sucks when you refuse to do anything on the way to the grave.
 
2020-07-08 9:16:57 AM  

OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us


Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"
 
2020-07-08 9:22:06 AM  

Magorn: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"


That's great, assuming they aren't already working in Texas, South Carolina, Arizona...
 
2020-07-08 9:24:36 AM  
dEATh RaTes aRE goInG dOwN sO tHIS doESnT MaTTEr
 
2020-07-08 9:25:10 AM  
Look, I'm all about beating personal records.. But, damn.
 
2020-07-08 9:25:21 AM  
Take that, libs!
 
2020-07-08 9:25:30 AM  
I entered this pandemic thinking my (limited) knowledge of calculus and would be helpful online in explaining to people what's happening.

In reality I haven't had to get much more complicated than, "Yes, this is real and actually happening" and "here's how you do division" with a little "that entire site is fake and probably made by Russian AI".

We're boned.
 
2020-07-08 9:26:54 AM  
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2020-07-08 9:27:13 AM  
I checked with the MAGAts and I have some great news!  Turns out this is all fake.  All of it.  The deaths, the life long disabilities after being infected, even though, somehow, it's also a COVID-19 and it's all China's fault.  So stop blaming Dolt45 because it's a hoax and remember it's all China's fault.
 
2020-07-08 9:27:20 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Gubbo: What choice did these red states and rednecks have.

They're doing their best to not test and to under report, but short of shutting down the health care system entirely, there's not much they can do at this point.


They could actually enforce mask wearing.
 
2020-07-08 9:28:29 AM  

jbuist: In reality I haven't had to get much more complicated than, "Yes, this is real and actually happening" and "here's how you do division"


A lot of people out there in the world are convinced that complicated data analytics are necessary to solve their problems or give them insight.

Often, professionally, I've found that counting and dividing are all you need to start off.  Certainly after you answer those first few questions with easy to calculate metrics from counting and dividing more complicated ones come out, but usually those also just require more counting and dividing.  It's not until you have a good collection of artifacts to churn does analytics come into play.
 
2020-07-08 9:29:26 AM  

Magorn: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"


Probably not your intent, but don't rag on agency nurses. Especially ICU ones. It's a legitimate role. And for Covid staffing, a week would be more than enough up to speed time.

/The rest of the shiatshow is real
 
2020-07-08 9:29:43 AM  

chuggernaught: I checked with the MAGAts and I have some great news!  Turns out this is all fake.  All of it.  The deaths, the life long disabilities after being infected, even though, somehow, it's also a COVID-19 and it's all China's fault.  So stop blaming Dolt45 because it's a hoax and remember it's all China's fault.


The fake disease that China created will disappear any day now because it's all a hoax.

This is what republicans actually believe.
 
2020-07-08 9:29:50 AM  

OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us


The good news is that rural area hospitals are not over capacity. Because there are no rural hospitals.
 
2020-07-08 9:31:01 AM  
You sure showed New York, didn't you?
 
2020-07-08 9:32:52 AM  
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2020-07-08 9:35:26 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Gubbo: What choice did these red states and rednecks have.

They're doing their best to not test and to under report, but short of shutting down the health care system entirely, there's not much they can do at this point.


Health care workers in red states should go on strike until the businesses are closed and the mask order is mandatory under penalty of 5000$ fine or prison.

The health care workers got the politicians by the balls, they could make them submit any time they want.
 
2020-07-08 9:36:24 AM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]


I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.
 
2020-07-08 9:36:38 AM  
Well, at least Trump is hurting the right people now *eyeroll*
 
2020-07-08 9:36:41 AM  
The best thing that could happen for the U.S. right now would be for Trump to contract COVID-19 and need to go to the ICU.

Show the MAGAts that this shiat is real and maybe, just maybe they will stop farking this  up for everyone.

If he actually dies it would be a bonus.
 
2020-07-08 9:37:04 AM  
Defund the WHO? Oh wait.... we did that. Defund testing and the numbers will drop! Yeah!
 
2020-07-08 9:38:45 AM  

OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us


I don't think what metro areas across the south will be going through in the next month or two will make New York look like a walk in the park. I think they'll look exactly like New York did. All of them. At basically the exact same time.
 
2020-07-08 9:40:08 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

The good news is that rural area hospitals are not over capacity. Because there are no rural hospitals.


We still have several here in Kansas, but they are mostly just way stations to get people stable enough to ship to Wichita or Kansas City
 
2020-07-08 9:41:28 AM  

listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.


Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
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2020-07-08 9:42:25 AM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 592x147]


Hey, President Moron. Do you know why those countries were able to reopen their schools? This is why:

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They're currently experiencing a small fraction of the cases we are despite being significantly less rich than us (about two-thirds of the per capita GDP adjusted for PPP) and having 120 million more residents than us.
 
2020-07-08 9:45:24 AM  

Serious Black: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 592x147]

Hey, President Moron. Do you know why those countries were able to reopen their schools? This is why:

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They're currently experiencing a small fraction of the cases we are despite being significantly less rich than us (about two-thirds of the per capita GDP adjusted for PPP) and having 120 million more residents than us.


They obviously slowed down the testing.  No testing, no cases.  Works with covid, works with pregnancies.
 
2020-07-08 9:45:53 AM  
Wow, who could have expected this to happen after massive protests and rioting?
 
2020-07-08 9:49:09 AM  

NeoCortex42: listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.

Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
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You know... here's a crazy thought: Maybe the federal government can provide funding to schools to help fulfill those recommendations instead of just focusing on bailing out corporations.

But that would be focusing on the public good over the well-being of oligarchs.
 
2020-07-08 9:51:18 AM  

IndyJohn: The best thing that could happen for the U.S. right now would be for Trump to contract COVID-19 and need to go to the ICU.

Show the MAGAts that this shiat is real and maybe, just maybe they will stop farking this  up for everyone.

If he actually dies it would be a bonus.


Or he would do like Bojo and his supporters and not learn a damn thing
 
2020-07-08 9:51:46 AM  

eiger: NeoCortex42: listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.

Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
[Fark user image 596x129]

You know... here's a crazy thought: Maybe the federal government can provide funding to schools to help fulfill those recommendations instead of just focusing on bailing out corporations.

But that would be focusing on the public good over the well-being of oligarchs.


You're right. They should. I forget, which Congressional caucus adamantly opposed giving additional funding to state and local governments during this economic downturn?
 
2020-07-08 9:53:00 AM  

NeoCortex42: listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.

Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
[Fark user image 596x129]


I WILL BE MEETING WITH THEM!!!!

Meeting with them what?  Is he going to yell at science and make it change?  Republicans view every problem as a messaging problem.  This is why we're in this mess.  They can't just will this problem away with bullshiat, but they keep trying.
 
2020-07-08 9:56:18 AM  

skozlaw: dEATh RaTes aRE goInG dOwN sO tHIS doESnT MaTTEr


This talking point is actually kind of bullshiat too because in places like Florida, Arizona, and Texas it has been going up noticeably . It's just bee going down nationwide because the northeast is doing so much better
 
2020-07-08 9:56:28 AM  

Serious Black: eiger: NeoCortex42: listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.

Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
[Fark user image 596x129]

You know... here's a crazy thought: Maybe the federal government can provide funding to schools to help fulfill those recommendations instead of just focusing on bailing out corporations.

But that would be focusing on the public good over the well-being of oligarchs.

You're right. They should. I forget, which Congressional caucus adamantly opposed giving additional funding to state and local governments during this economic downturn?


The GOP obviously.

/I feel like this was sarcasm aimed at me for some reason. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive.
 
2020-07-08 9:56:33 AM  
i am curious what the status is on the efficacy of the testing. early on, there was a high false positive so i wonder if that is "noise". also, just because someone is positive doesn't mean they are on the highway to death. even atlanta's mayor and nascar jimmeh johnson tested positive. they have no symptoms, but got it from somewhere.

i wonder if it makes sense to add a slicer for "hospitalizations"
 
2020-07-08 9:57:31 AM  

listerine69: [Fark user image 425x458]


And that asshole was actively doing as much as possible to spread the disease as she possibly could. fark her.
 
2020-07-08 9:58:47 AM  

NeoCortex42: listerine69: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 592x147]

I had to check if that's real.

This is where we are, America.

Oh, it gets better.  He's actively against the CDC's recommendations:
[Fark user image 596x129]


Three exclamation points.. and such breathtaking command of the language.  I'm so very glad knowing that the entire world can read these tweets.
 
2020-07-08 9:58:51 AM  
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2020-07-08 9:59:53 AM  

IndyJohn: The best thing that could happen for the U.S. right now would be for Trump to contract COVID-19 and need to go to the ICU.

Show the MAGAts that this shiat is real and maybe, just maybe they will stop farking this  up for everyone.

If he actually dies it would be a bonus.


The VP isn't much better, but without the bloated head driving the bus, it might minimize the damage for the next few months...
 
2020-07-08 10:00:19 AM  

RussianPotato: Wow, who could have expected this to happen after massive protests and rioting?


Oh, look what's lying again, lying like it always does.

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2020-07-08 10:00:28 AM  

OldRod: Magorn: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"

That's great, assuming they aren't already working in Texas, South Carolina, Arizona...


Exactly.  I'm not exactly sure how many "agency" nurses there are in the country (honestly they're mostly used in case of nurses' strikes) and how many standby nurses they have.   I Do know that many of them rely on bringing in Nurses from places like the Philippines, which I am assuming is a legal non-starter just now
 
2020-07-08 10:03:01 AM  

Magorn: OldRod: Magorn: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"

That's great, assuming they aren't already working in Texas, South Carolina, Arizona...

Exactly.  I'm not exactly sure how many "agency" nurses there are in the country (honestly they're mostly used in case of nurses' strikes) and how many standby nurses they have.   I Do know that many of them rely on bringing in Nurses from places like the Philippines, which I am assuming is a legal non-starter just now


*sigh*
 
2020-07-08 10:05:07 AM  

gretzkyscores: [Fark user image 425x248]


If it was still April, maybe that would make some sort of point but for us to get to 99.98% of us not dead from Covid, we'd need to either go back in time to May 1st or resurrect about 80,000 people.
 
2020-07-08 10:05:59 AM  

BafflerMeal: Magorn: OldRod: Deaths were back up as well, over 900 yesterday.  That's the highest they've been in several weeks.

It's possible some of these numbers were still catching up on late reporting for the holiday weekend, but there's no doubt they're going up

So many big cities across Texas, Florida and Arizona are having hospital at or over capacity, and the numbers keep on climbing.  What New York went through back in March/April is going to look like a walk in the park before this virus is done with us

Listening to that DeSantis presser yesterday I heard one f the people he trotted out for the dog and pony show, A hospital system director it sounded like, insist that the ICU's in the state were NOT over-capacity, because they HAD beds, just not enough medical personnel to staff them *facepalm*   He also assured people that they'd be flying in 500 nurses from "agencies" (companies that provide essentially temp nurses who fly all over the country when there's a sudden need) and that they'd be up and caring for patients....you know, in a week or two, once they ensured they were "competent"

Probably not your intent, but don't rag on agency nurses. Especially ICU ones. It's a legitimate role. And for Covid staffing, a week would be more than enough up to speed time.

/The rest of the shiatshow is real


No, not my intent, there are three generations of Nurses in my family currently working, and I'm familiar with the Agency system.  A lot to fthe "flying nurses" are absolute ninjas, and do it because it pays very well, and they like the contant change of scenery, although there is a small but worrisome percentage of nurses that became agency nurses because they'd borked their reputation at ever hospital in a reasonable geographic radius of them.
 
2020-07-08 10:10:53 AM  

meanmutton: gretzkyscores: [Fark user image 425x248]

If it was still April, maybe that would make some sort of point but for us to get to 99.98% of us not dead from Covid, we'd need to either go back in time to May 1st or resurrect about 80,000 people.


He isn't trying to make a point, he's trying to start a fight.
 
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