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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 PM

Fauci: 'We are going in the wrong direction...it could get really bad,' sees 100k/day in new cases

If present trends continue:

America’s leading public health expert Anthony Fauci has confirmed what the record figures are telling us – the US is sliding backwards on its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are going in the wrong direction,” Fauci just told the Senate.

Last week the US saw a new daily record of 40,000 new coronavirus cases in one day.

Fauci just said, in testimony before committee, that he fears that the rate will rise dramatically.

“I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around.”

Fauci added about death and infection rates going forward: It’s going to be very disturbing … it could get really bad.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/jun/30/russian-bounty-payments-donald-trump-briefing-afghanistan-live-updates?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Reply Fauci: 'We are going in the wrong direction...it could get really bad,' sees 100k/day in new cases (Original post)
BeyondGeography Jun 30 OP
C_U_L8R Jun 30 #1
soothsayer Jun 30 #2
cwydro Jun 30 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 30 #4
cwydro Jun 30 #7
Arkansas Granny Jun 30 #8
cwydro Jun 30 #9
dalton99a Jun 30 #5
Bayard Jun 30 #6
marie999 Jun 30 #14
Voltaire2 Jun 30 #10
ProfessorGAC Jun 30 #12
Voltaire2 Jun 30 #13
ProfessorGAC Jun 30 #15
LastDemocratInSC Jun 30 #16
ProfessorGAC Jun 30 #17
Johnny2X2X Jun 30 #11
malaise Jun 30 #18

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 PM

1. This is Trump's doing... and undoing.

He must be removed to save lives.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 PM

2. Yeah he's been fairly candid today

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:24 PM

3. "could get really bad."

It IS bad.

I liked Fauci in the beginning, but I think he's a toadie for the toddler in chief now.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:26 PM

4. He's cautious with his words

I hesitate to call him a "toady" for Trump. He has pretty consistently been candid and forthright with the best information available.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

7. Yes, he sure is cautious with his words.

He stood right there as they said masks were not helpful. That was not candid, nor forthright.

He stood right behind Pence when Pence was saying the virus was going away. I could go on.

I remember it well.

History will judge all these people.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

8. I think Fauci is walking a very thin line trying to get factual information out to the people while

not upsetting Trump so badly that he is silenced. That is not an enviable position.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:34 PM

9. That's what my closest friend says too.

But even she is starting to think he's not stepping up to the plate like he should.

Birx, Fauci, Redfield are all responsible for how this has gone sideways.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:29 PM

5. Trump: "China made me do it"

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

6. At this point,

We might as well say the entire population is going to get some version of the virus. Pretty bleak outlook.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:55 PM

14. No, He says that he thinks a vaccine will help 70+% of the 70+% of the people, if there is one,

who will be vaccinated only about 160,000,000 Americans will get it. I don't even want to try to guess the number of deaths.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

10. it is hard to rec a post that basically says "we are all gonna die".

But rec'd it is.

at 100,000/day that would be approximately 5,000 dead/day.

What the ever-loving fuck.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:47 PM

12. Likely Lower Than 5k

But, only one reason.
The recent spikes involve much younger people who are dying from it at a much, much lower fraction.
That said, even if it's 25% of that, 1,250 dead per day is pretty darned bad! That's 450,000 dead over a full year.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:54 PM

13. sure, but they in turn push the infection up to more vulnerable people

so there is a log as the virus spreads from young to old, and then the death rate reverts back to its average.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:12 PM

15. No Question

But, older people, by & large are acting fairly responsibly, so they can still protect themselves.
The death rate here in Illinois has continued to drop and is 5 now. It was up to 8 at one point. And almost 1/6th were older people in care facilities.
Yesterday, we had 738 cases & 14 deaths, so under 2%.
Not that it's a good thing, but many of the most vulnerable have died. This, sadly, leaves a population of fewer highly vulnerable.
So, as long as people don't go full on stupid, the rate should fall below the 5% we've seen overall.
But, like I said, even 25% of that is still a brutal number of deaths.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:00 PM

16. 450,000 is approximately the number of WW2 US military deaths.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:33 PM

17. Yes, Indeed

That's why I said even if it's 25% of the current 5%!
450k dead is brutally tragic.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

11. 100K a day would be horrific

That would mean we're going to see 4,000 to 5,000 deaths daily eventually.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:42 PM

18. Well the Con and Mother's Boy

own this mess = from day one.
Which sane person would appoint the failed mother's boy to head a task force on anything as serious as Covid-19. From they mentioned his name DUers and others were pointing out the mess he caused in Indiana.

This was and is an epic fucking fail.

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