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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:24 PM

Coronavirus Threat Rises Across U.S.: 'We just have to assume the monster is everywhere.'

Source: Washington Post, San Antonio Express-News

The coronavirus is spreading at dangerous levels across much of the United States, and public health experts are demanding a dramatic reset in the national response, one that recognizes that the crisis is intensifying and that current piecemeal strategies aren't working.

This is a new phase of the pandemic, one no longer built around local or regional clusters and hot spots. It comes at an unnerving moment in which the economy suffered its worst collapse since the Great Depression, schools are rapidly canceling plans for in-person instruction and Congress has failed to pass a new emergency relief package. President Donald Trump continues to promote fringe science, the daily death toll keeps climbing and the human cost of the virus in America has just passed 150,000 lives.

"Unlike many countries in the world, the United States is not currently on course to get control of this epidemic. It's time to reset," declared a report released last week by Johns Hopkins University.

Another report from the Association of American Medical Colleges offered a similarly blunt message: "If the nation does not change its course - and soon - deaths in the United States could be well into the multiple hundreds of thousands."

Read more: https://www.expressnews.com/news/article/Coronavirus-threat-rises-across-U-S-We-just-15451292.php

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Larissa Saturday OP
soothsayer Saturday #1
Initech Saturday #2
dexdah Saturday #3
Tommymac Saturday #4
dalton99a Saturday #5
paleotn Saturday #6
47of74 Saturday #7
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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:44 PM

1. No, he's in the WH

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:30 PM

2. We're way past the "slowing the spread" phase.

And I think we're kidding ourselves if we don't take more draconian measures to contain this beast.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:37 PM

3. Too Late

And it is the gop senate that is failing to pass emergency relief.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 06:50 PM

4. The Monster is the GOP

Trump gets the majority of the blame...but his vicious enablers in the GOP are right there feeding the beast.

Pass the frigging Relief Package, Moscow McConnell. The collapse of the economy and the blood of 150,000 + are on your head as much as Donnie's.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:24 PM

5. Kick

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, R, said Thursday she wasn't convinced a mask mandate is effective: "No one knows particularly the best strategy."

Earlier in the week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, R, demurred on masks and bar closures even as he stood next to Birx and spoke to reporters.

In Missouri, Gov. Michael Parson, R, was dismissive of New York's imposition of a quarantine on residents from his state as a sign of a worsening pandemic. "I'm not going to put much stock in what New York says - they're a disaster," he said at a news conference Monday.

Missouri has no mask mandate, leaving it to local officials to act - often in the face of hostility and threats. In the town of Branson, angry opponents testified Tuesday that there was no reason for a mask order when deaths in the county have been few and far between.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, D, tried to implement broad statewide measures early in the pandemic, only to have his "Safer at Home" order struck down by the state's Supreme Court.

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Response to Larissa (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:58 PM

6. Lets correct that....

Some parts of the country aren't on course to get control of this epidemic. Some parts of this country have been since the beginning, but are now being endangered by morons in the other parts. There. That's better.

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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 02:25 AM

8. Its been Predicted to reach 200,000 deaths by November....

And Trump and the Republicans will still not care...

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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:13 PM

9. Kicking for visibility

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