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15 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Showing that sick and dead folks dont plan to vote for the guy in charge:

Once in a blue moon, you see a poll that makes you blink twice to make sure you’re not seeing things. This morning’s ABC News/The Washington Post survey of Wisconsin was just such a poll. It showed Joe Biden 17 points (not a typo) ahead of President Trump, 57 percent to 40 percent, among likely voters. To put it mildly, this is a stunning margin in what is supposed to be one of the most competitive swing states in the country — a place that Trump carried by less than 1 percentage point in 2016.

And this is not an easy poll to disregard. ABC News/Washington Post adheres to what we consider the gold-standard methodology (meaning they use live phone interviewers, call cell phones as well as landlines and participate in the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative or the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archive) and earns an A+ grade in FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings database.1 The poll single-handedly increased Biden’s lead in our polling average of Wisconsin from 7.1 points to 9.0 points, and it is currently the most influential poll in our forecast of Wisconsin, where Biden’s chances of winning the state have reached a new high as a result — 93 in 100.

The hits keep coming,

From Axios

Cook Political Report moved Texas from "lean Republican" to "toss up" for the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday.

Why it matters: Texas, which has 38 electoral votes, hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976. A win for Biden in the historically red state would likely be a knockout blow against Trump.

The big picture: Polling over the last few months has suggested that Texas, due in part to its changing demographics, has become increasingly favorable for Democrats.

Hillary Clinton lost Texas by 800,000+ votes in 2016, but former Rep. Beto O'Rourke lost to Sen. Ted Cruz by around 215,000 votes in the 2018 Senate race.

Biden campaign surrogates, including Sen. Kamala Harris this Friday, have visited the state on several occasions. But Texas Democrats are still urging the campaign to pour more money into the state — pleas that Biden has so far rebuffed.

What to watch: "To win the election, Trump will need to win every state we currently have in the Toss Up column: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Ohio, Maine's 2nd [congressional district], as well as the newest addition, Texas. Even then, Trump would be 22 electoral votes short of 270," Cook Political Report writes.

Between the lines: Texas has seen record early voting turnout, a trend that has been apparent across the country. Early voting turnout in Texas has already reached 91% of 2016's total voting participation in the state.

Worth noting: Despite Democratic challenger MJ Hegar significantly out-raising Sen. John Cornyn last quarter, the Texas Senate race remains "Leans Republican" on Cook Political Report.

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It has come down to this:  Vote for Biden or someone you know will die.  No, I am not exaggerating.  

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"It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bender family."

Well, maybe I mean day (not year) and America (not Bender family).

Regardless, a record number of cases - 81,581 cases and another 1,000+ dead.

Oh, how I wish @Dog had the balls to show his face.  He needs to have his nose smacked.

 

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29 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

"It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bender family."

Well, maybe I mean day (not year) and America (not Bender family).

Regardless, a record number of cases - 81,581 cases and another 1,000+ dead.

Oh, how I wish @Dog had the balls to show his face.  He needs to have his nose smacked.

 

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It's the pre-Christmas spike, nothing to worry about. It will all go away by the 42nd of Kunegonda.

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48 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

 

It has come down to this:  Vote for Biden or someone you know will die.  No, I am not exaggerating.  

Didn't you hear? The pandemic is over now.

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Just now, Nice! said:

Didn't you hear? The pandemic is over now.

Whew!  I guessed we dodged a bullet!

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Twelve states set records for hospitalized COVID-19 patients on Tuesday: Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 

In Wisconsin, which broke one-day state records for cases and deaths on Tuesday, state officials asked residents to quarantine voluntarily when possible, wear masks and cancel social gatherings with more than five people.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat it: We are facing an urgent crisis and there is an imminent risk to you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, and the people you care about,” Governor Tony Evers said.

Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, echoed Evers’ plea at a news conference on Wednesday, urging residents of the small northeastern state to limit their interactions “to the people you need to see.”

Rhode Island is struggling to cope with a spike in cases that has overwhelmed the contact tracing system, Raimondo said as she announced the state was looking to hire 100 case navigators to boost its network.

 

“We’re in a bad place,” she said, raising the possibility of new restrictions to be announced on Friday. “It’s very clear where the increase is coming from. It’s coming from casual gatherings with family and friends in settings where our guards are down.”

Despite the worsening pandemic and facing criticism that he is prioritizing his re-election above the health of his supporters, President Donald Trump pushed ahead on Wednesday with mass rallies in the final stretch of his campaign.https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/hospitals-in-wisconsin-texas-under-strain-as-covid-19-cases-surge-idUSKBN27D2RT

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9.5 million cases, and 236k people killed by COVID in the US, Bullshitters. We are definitely #1 in demonstrating how to use bullshit to stop a virus. 

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Interesting article on how *NOT* to handle a pandemic like covid-19.

This 3rd World shit-hole of a place has truly exceptional levels of mortality, just as you'd expect.

The contrast with the USA is stunning.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-03/uruguay-unified-response-to-coronavirus-latin-america/12838608

Read it and weep.

FKT

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Impressive.

But it's not really a shithole country .

A small quiet achiever.

Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace, low perception of corruption,[11] e-government,[12] and is first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class and prosperity.[11] On a per-capita basis, Uruguay contributes more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions than any other country.[11] It tops the rank of absence of terrorism, a unique position within South America. It ranks second in the region on economic freedom, income equality, per-capita income and inflows of FDI.[11] Uruguay is the third-best country on the continent in terms of HDI, GDP growth,[13] innovation and infrastructure.[11] It is regarded as a high-income country by the UN.[12] Uruguay was also ranked the third-best in the world in e-Participation in 2014.[12] Uruguay is an important global exporter of combed wool, rice, soybeans, frozen beef, malt and milk.[11] Nearly 95% of Uruguay's electricity comes from renewable energy, mostly hydroelectric facilities and wind parks.[14] Uruguay is a founding member of the United Nations, OAS, Mercosur and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Uruguay is regarded as one of the most socially progressive countries in Latin America.[15] It ranks high on global measures of personal rights, tolerance, and inclusion issues[16] including its acceptance of LGBT people, ranking 5th in the world in the 2020 gay travel index.[17] The Economist named Uruguay "country of the year" in 2013,[18] acknowledging the policy of legalizing the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. Same-sex marriage and abortion are also legal.

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1 hour ago, Shortforbob said:

Impressive.

But it's not really a shithole country .

A small quiet achiever.

Oh dear. Did I forget to use the purple font for you?

You need to keep in mind that in the eyes of the MAGATs, *ALL* countries with brown people and don't have English as their first language are shit hole countries.

In point of fact I've always regarded Uruguay as one of the best run, most hospitable and sane countries on the planet. It's been an ambition of mine to sail up the Rio De La Plata and go there. Unlikely to happen but still...

FKT

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1 minute ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Oh dear. Did I forget to use the purple font for you?

You need to keep in mind that in the eyes of the MAGATs, *ALL* countries with brown people and don't have English as their first language are shit hole countries.

In point of fact I've always regarded Uruguay as one of the best run, most hospitable and sane countries on the planet. It's been an ambition of mine to sail up the Rio De La Plata and go there. Unlikely to happen but still...

FKT

It's a bit Commie 

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1 minute ago, Shortforbob said:

It's a bit Commie 

Yeah but not too much, unlike Venezuela, and things mostly work. Unlike Venezuela. Or in the case of public health systems, the USA.

By MAGAT standards Australia is more than a bit commie.

The USA stands more and more as an exemplar of what NOT to do, just as the old USSR did on the opposite pole. Seems that the USA is unlikely to survive absent major reform either.

FKT

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1 minute ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Yeah but not too much, unlike Venezuela, and things mostly work. Unlike Venezuela. Or in the case of public health systems, the USA.

By MAGAT standards Australia is more than a bit commie.

The USA stands more and more as an exemplar of what NOT to do, just as the old USSR did on the opposite pole. Seems that the USA is unlikely to survive absent major reform either.

FKT

oh dear, did I need to use purple?

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Just now, Shortforbob said:

oh dear, did I need to use purple?

Point...

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22 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

9.5 million with the virus in the US, Bullshitters. 237k killed by it. We’re definitely #1!

 

#1 Greatest Cuntry ever, with the greatest Presidunce-Leader in charge, EVER!!

 

I watch BBC world news to get a different viewpoint.  Our main allies for centuries, Britain and France, can no longer count on us as Allies, to have their back, as they have both had ours for centuries, when needed.  But the isolationist Trumpaloos think that is just great!!  Put up walls everywhere, and keep everyone else out, but especially the evil rapist, robbing, murdering Mexicans!!

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As others have noticed over the last few weeks, the death rate drops for a few days after the weekend. It used to drop into the 200's for a few days then back up, now it only drops to 400 or 500 for two days and then straight back up to 1000 for the rest of the week. 

This is very strange as the virus is disappearing on the 4th November, isn't that tomorrow ??

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1 hour ago, Frakka said:

As others have noticed over the last few weeks, the death rate drops for a few days after the weekend. It used to drop into the 200's for a few days then back up, now it only drops to 400 or 500 for two days and then straight back up to 1000 for the rest of the week. 

This is very strange as the virus is disappearing on the 4th November, isn't that tomorrow ??

Tomorrow, it's either not a problem, or Biden's fault.

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57 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Tomorrow, it's either not a problem, or Biden's fault.

Same with the deficit.

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24 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Over 100k new cases confirmed in a single day, bullshitters. That’s a #1 stat for sure!

Damnit Biden, look at what you did on your first day!

 

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12 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Damnit Biden, look at what you did on your first day!

 

He’s finished, politically. Through. 

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13 minutes ago, Raz'r said:
39 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Over 100k new cases confirmed in a single day, bullshitters. That’s a #1 stat for sure!

Damnit Biden, look at what you did on your first day!

I think we should blame the deficit on him, too. And the fact that ISIS -still- is not defeated!! And when the fuck is he gonna build tha wall?!? ...... oh wait

- DSK

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52 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Over 100k new cases confirmed in a single day, bullshitters. That’s a #1 stat for sure!

Wheee! 

Wait.  What?  Oh, damn. 

That's the sound we'd make if we were going DOWN that hill.

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It's not just the 108,389 new cases.  It's the "Well, we are on the other side of the weekend lag in reporting, so here's another 1,201 dead.

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Going to break 10 million cases by the weekend.  Winning!

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23 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

He’s finished, politically. Through. 

It'll be the last office he holds. 

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

Looking forward to @Dog's "interpretation" of these data.

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Clearly that's the W shaped recovery the Repubs were talking about last summer.

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

Looking forward to @Dog's "interpretation" of these data.

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Clearly that's the W shaped recovery the Repubs were talking about last summer.

Yep.  The first letter in "Winning!"

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Well, I am not surprised at all by this conclusion

"U.S. voters went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, with a surprising twist: In places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support.

An Associated Press analysis reveals that in 376 counties with the highest number of new cases per capita, the overwhelming majority — 93% of those counties — went for Trump, a rate above other less severely hit areas. Most were rural areas in the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Taking note of the contrast, state health officials are pausing for a moment of introspection. Even as they worry about rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, they hope to reframe their messages and aim for a reset on public sentiment now that the election is over."

from https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-virus-outbreak-public-health-wisconsin-health-d671a483534024b5486715da6edb6ebf

 

Vote for Trump, get sick from a preventable infection.

Dumbasses gotta dumbass

- DSK

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2 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

Yep.  The first letter in "Winning!"

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Also the first letter in Whack Job.

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17 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Well, I am not surprised at all by this conclusion

"U.S. voters went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, with a surprising twist: In places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support.

An Associated Press analysis reveals that in 376 counties with the highest number of new cases per capita, the overwhelming majority — 93% of those counties — went for Trump, a rate above other less severely hit areas. Most were rural areas in the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Taking note of the contrast, state health officials are pausing for a moment of introspection. Even as they worry about rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, they hope to reframe their messages and aim for a reset on public sentiment now that the election is over."

from https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-virus-outbreak-public-health-wisconsin-health-d671a483534024b5486715da6edb6ebf

 

Vote for Trump, get sick from a preventable infection.

Dumbasses gotta dumbass

- DSK

It makes perfect sense to me. The places where Trump has the most support are exactly the same places that won't do anything to prevent Covid spread.

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Hoo-doggie.  Nearly 90,000 new cases and 900 newly dead, today.  And, Texas hasn't even reported.

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Then again, yesterday, Texas alone had more than 10,000 cases and 150 dead.

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Up to 115k new cases today bullshitters. Wait, those could be mail in ballots. Maybe playing it straight would be better that bullshitting about it.

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Of course Trump will focus his efforts between now and Jan 20 on eradicating COVID. Could be another 10 million cases and a million deaths.

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52 minutes ago, Bristol-Cruiser said:

Of course Trump will focus his efforts between now and Jan 20 on eradicating COVID burning down everything he can get his hands on. Could be another 10 million cases and a million deaths.

Apres moi, le deluge.

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1 hour ago, Shortforbob said:

Mad's very quiet. 

That's a good thing. That guy can yammer, almost as bad as Jack Sparrow.

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1 minute ago, justsomeguy! said:

That's a good thing. That guy can yammer.

With Covid raging in the UK, I think we could forgive him "yammering" <_<

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5 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

With Covid raging in the UK, I think we could forgive him "yammering" <_<

That's no excuse.

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1 minute ago, Raz'r said:

@BravoBravolooks to have moved on to a sock, already. Which one?

Look for one with a hole in the heel where all the brains leaked out.

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https://www.npr.org/2020/11/06/929078678/cdc-report-officials-knew-coronavirus-test-was-flawed-but-released-it-anyway

In other news: the FUBAR started early and often.  Whoever said what you don't know won't hurt you is an idiot.  History will not be kind to the Pandumic Response Team.

On Feb. 6, a scientist in a small infectious disease lab on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campus in Atlanta was putting a coronavirus test kit through its final paces. The lab designed and built the diagnostic test in record time, and the little vials that contained necessary reagents to identify the virus were boxed up and ready to go. But NPR has learned the results of that final quality control test suggested something troubling — it said the kit could fail 33% of the time.

Under normal circumstances, that kind of result would stop a test in its tracks, half a dozen public and private lab officials told NPR. But an internal CDC review obtained by NPR confirms that lab officials decided to release the kit anyway. This is the first time the early detection of a problem has been reported. The revelation comes from a CDC internal review, known as a "root-cause analysis," which the agency conducted to understand why an early coronavirus test didn't work properly and wound up costing scientists precious weeks in the early days of a pandemic.

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I am beginning to think that bullshit does not distract a virus very well, and pretending it has gone away doesn’t make it go away very well. 

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16 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

I am beginning to think that bullshit does not distract a virus very well, and pretending it has gone away doesn’t make it go away very well. 

Well, soon it will be all over the RWNM on how terrible, TERRIBLE Biden is handling this.

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1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

Well, soon it will be all over the RWNM on how terrible, TERRIBLE Biden is handling this.

120,000 new cases yesterday while not-quite-president-elect Biden does NOTHING, NOTHING I tell you.

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The virus was scared to really spread until Biden started to rack up electoral votes. I’m not saying that there is correlation but it does present a thought provoking question. 

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Trumps chief of staff just tested positive ROTFL

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We just need @Dog to assure us there is nothing to see here.  No spike in cases.  Certainly not a lagging increase in deaths.

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7 minutes ago, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

Wonder how many others got it Tuesday night at their superspreeder rally in the White House?

Yepp, just like that AVCB confirmation event hopefully several other superspreader events like campaign meetings. Dumb people do dumb things ;)

 

Edit: And i'm still surprised how well The Orange recovered from the virus if he indeed needed O². Would like to see his daily medication. Or it really all was just a hoax (to go into Orange territory) ;)

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22 hours ago, Marty6 said:

And i'm still surprised how well The Orange recovered from the virus if he indeed needed O². Would like to see his daily medication. Or it really all was just a hoax

+1

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10.25 million US cases confirmed, bullshitters. Averaging 107k per day for the last seven days. We will soon have 250k killed by it. Definitely #1. Strongly. 

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1 hour ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

10.25 million US cases confirmed, bullshitters. Averaging 107k per day for the last seven days. We will soon have 250k killed by it. Definitely #1. Strongly. 

Many people are saying it.  The best people.  And, they are saying it very strongly.

Of course, today, tomorrow, and the next day are likely to see lower numbers, due to the weekly lag in weekend reporting.

We may see one of the Faithful pop in and claim the numbers are headed in the right direction.  Then, they will disappear on Wednesday, when the numbers rise, again.

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Well, the new boss is modeling the right behavior and making it job #1. As he said, it’s not a choice between health and the economy, it’s a battle between us and the virus. 

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On 11/6/2020 at 10:42 PM, Marty6 said:

Yepp, just like that AVCB confirmation event hopefully several other superspreader events like campaign meetings. Dumb people do dumb things ;)

 

Edit: And i'm still surprised how well The Orange recovered from the virus if he indeed needed O². Would like to see his daily medication. Or it really all was just a hoax (to go into Orange territory) ;)

It was a hoax.

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3 hours ago, Bus Driver said:

Many people are saying it.  The best people.  And, they are saying it very strongly.

Of course, today, tomorrow, and the next day are likely to see lower numbers, due to the weekly lag in weekend reporting.

We may see one of the Faithful pop in and claim the numbers are headed in the right direction.  Then, they will disappear on Wednesday, when the numbers rise, again.

100k new cases confirmed on a Sunday slow count day....

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2 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

100k new cases confirmed on a Sunday slow count day....

Trump’ll get the numbers up tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

Trump’ll get the numbers up tomorrow.

Along with several claims of election fraud and many hours of whining.

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125k new cases confirmed and another thousand dead from the virus daily, Bullshitters. We’re definitely #1!
 

maybe bullshitting isn’t the right way to respond to a virus!

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Another day, another record number of cases.

 

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Of course, there is also an uptick in deaths.  Again.

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Hmm States with most new cases today. 

 

Illinois - Faced with a record number of COVID-19 patients, some Illinois hospitals are returning to strategies similar to those they adopted in the early days of the health crisis, including limiting elective surgeries and adding more beds.One health care provider, NorthShore University HealthSystem, has converted its Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview back into a COVID-19 hospital, meaning it is no longer taking patients in need of overnight care if they don’t have COVID-19. Non-COVID-19 patients who need to be hospitalized are being sent to other facilities in the system.

Texas- The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals has nearly doubled since October, and average infections are at their highest point in almost three months — leaving health officials bracing for a potential crush of hospitalizations going into the holidays.

In El Paso, hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that in early November the Department of Defense sent medical teams to help, and the county has summoned 10 mobile morgues to hold dead bodies. Local funeral homes are readying extra refrigerated storage space, as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the far West Texas city has shot up nearly tenfold since the start of September

Tennessee-NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The number of people hospitalized in Tennessee with COVID-19 is skyrocketing, with ICU capacity reaching its lowest point of the pandemic.

Now, there are only 191 ICU beds still available for the entire state.

Wisconsin-Wisconsin Nears A 'Tipping Point' As Hospitals Almost At Capacity With COVID-19 Patients

Michigan-COVID-19 cases push West Michigan hospital system near capacity: 'We are heading in the wrong direction'

Kansas, Ohio, Florida?? well, you get the picture and there's nothing will be done at a federal level for 2 months.

 

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8 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

Hmm States with most new cases today. 

 

Illinois - Faced with a record number of COVID-19 patients, some Illinois hospitals are returning to strategies similar to those they adopted in the early days of the health crisis, including limiting elective surgeries and adding more beds.One health care provider, NorthShore University HealthSystem, has converted its Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview back into a COVID-19 hospital, meaning it is no longer taking patients in need of overnight care if they don’t have COVID-19. Non-COVID-19 patients who need to be hospitalized are being sent to other facilities in the system.

Texas- The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals has nearly doubled since October, and average infections are at their highest point in almost three months — leaving health officials bracing for a potential crush of hospitalizations going into the holidays.

In El Paso, hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that in early November the Department of Defense sent medical teams to help, and the county has summoned 10 mobile morgues to hold dead bodies. Local funeral homes are readying extra refrigerated storage space, as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the far West Texas city has shot up nearly tenfold since the start of September

Tennessee-NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The number of people hospitalized in Tennessee with COVID-19 is skyrocketing, with ICU capacity reaching its lowest point of the pandemic.

Now, there are only 191 ICU beds still available for the entire state.

Wisconsin-Wisconsin Nears A 'Tipping Point' As Hospitals Almost At Capacity With COVID-19 Patients

Michigan-COVID-19 cases push West Michigan hospital system near capacity: 'We are heading in the wrong direction'

Kansas, Ohio, Florida?? well, you get the picture and there's nothing will be done at a federal level for 2 months.

 

I remember some of the Faithful pooh-poohing NYC when they brought in refrigerated trucks to cope with the number of deaths.  Painted it as hysteria and an over-reaction.

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

I remember some of the Faithful pooh-poohing NYC when they brought in refrigerated trucks to cope with the number of deaths.  Painted it as hysteria and an over-reaction.

Expect our bullshitters to tell us the difference between mobile morgues and refrigerated trucks. 

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6 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

161,541 new cases and nearly 1,200 more dead.

Last year on this day, before the advent of COVID-19, about how many people died of illnesses that were respiratory-related?

I'll save you the homework. It was about 1,164 people.

So ... this year, on this day, we would thus have those original 1,164 or so, plus another 1,200, right?

And when we tally the deaths for 2020, we'll show an additional 250,000 or so, right? But what would you say if our death data for 2020 doesn't show an additional 250,000 or so? What if the death numbers are about the same as they were last year? What would you conclude?

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9 hours ago, mikewof said:

Last year on this day, before the advent of COVID-19, about how many people died of illnesses that were respiratory-related?

I'll save you the homework. It was about 1,164 people.

So ... this year, on this day, we would thus have those original 1,164 or so, plus another 1,200, right?

And when we tally the deaths for 2020, we'll show an additional 250,000 or so, right? But what would you say if our death data for 2020 doesn't show an additional 250,000 or so? What if the death numbers are about the same as they were last year? What would you conclude?

https://www.aap.com.au/the-us-isnt-headed-for-fewer-deaths-in-2020-with-covid-19/

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1 hour ago, Steam Flyer said:

Has Mikey admited that masks work, yet?

- DSK

Work for what? Everyone I see is masked up and the COVID infection rate is still increasing.

Works in sterile and hospital settings. Sure, they work better than nothing.

Work in a supermarket aisle to stop virion with hydration radii about 150 nanometers? What do you think given the abundance of overwhelmingly harmless COVID infections?

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