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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:23 AM

Record U.S. coronavirus fatalities and 'startling surge' of cases in children and teens

Source: NBC News

The U.S. logged the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in two weeks, a new NBC News tally showed Thursday, but widespread testing shortages raised concerns that the figures coming out of the hardest-hit states might not be presenting a true picture of this deadly pandemic.

The 1,424 fatalities reported Wednesday were the highest since July 28, when 2,218 deaths were reported, the figures showed. And it was the twelfth time in the last 16 days that the death toll exceeded 1,000.

Most of these deaths were in the Southern and Sun Belt states like Florida, Texas and Arizona that began reopening in May and June at the urging of President Donald Trump despite warnings from public health experts that the coronavirus was starting to crest.

"The deaths we see today are a result of infections from four to eight weeks ago," Admiral Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary of health and the Trump administration's testing coordinator, said Thursday on a call with reporters.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/record-us-coronavirus-fatalities-and-startling-surge-of-cases-in-children-and-teens/ar-BB17Vwj6?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Record U.S. coronavirus fatalities and 'startling surge' of cases in children and teens (Original post)
TomCADem Aug 2020 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 2020 #1
chowder66 Aug 2020 #2
PSPS Aug 2020 #4
BigmanPigman Aug 2020 #5
Marthe48 Aug 2020 #11
Juneboarder Aug 2020 #14
BigmanPigman Aug 2020 #16
Juneboarder Aug 2020 #17
Mickju Aug 2020 #15
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #3
LuvNewcastle Aug 2020 #6
gab13by13 Aug 2020 #7
Lonestarblue Aug 2020 #8
OregonBlue Aug 2020 #10
Coventina Aug 2020 #9
Javaman Aug 2020 #12
lagomorph777 Aug 2020 #13

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:51 AM

1. I don't understand

the logic here. In March there were far fewer cases and deaths and schools across the country closed. Now that there are more cases and deaths schools are opening back up?!? Huh? If we close schools in March when there was less community spread, why are we opening up when there is MORE of a community spread? I don't get it. It doesn't make sense.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:14 AM

2. America is going insane.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 02:26 AM

4. No logic. Trump has chosen to keep the country in the denial stage.

trump is used to just blurting things out and have his sycophants and fixers make it happen. that doesn't work with a deadly virus, though. nevertheless, the magas get riled up and the states, usually with a trump-loving governor, adopt the same denial philosophy. everything opened up way too soon and all the progress made during the shutdown was lost and we'll have to do it all over again. the only question is how high the pile of dead bodies has to get before they're forced to do the right thing.

if i were such a governor, i would be terrified for my very life. As kids start dying, how long will it be before a distraught parent, or group of parents, will become so enraged that they'll feel like they have nothing left to live for and will drag them out of their mansion and slash their throat?

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Response to PSPS (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 02:44 AM

5. I was a teacher and parents have a lot of clout and input.

They are often very passionate when to comes to protecting their kids.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 09:01 AM

11. My friend in Cleveland

said a small group of parents protested for opening the schools. So the school board is going against the Board of Health recs and opening the schools. I wish the parents who don't want to risk their kids lives would go out and protest. But I imagine they will keep the kids home and do homeschooling.

And I wish the deniers would shut up.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:23 AM

14. True Story

My son goes to school in Oceanside and I have been thoroughly impressed with their transition to online learning, but since the school shut down in March, many parents have been arguing and fighting with the school to reopen (gasp!)!!! School is now starting next week, online, but so many parents are pushing back on this that the school is asking for parents to help them petition with San Diego County to get a waiver and open their doors.

Right now, I'm seeing parents fighting for their personal situations rather than fighting for the well-being of not just the students, but everyone involved in their child's education and this just blows me away. Even when they do re-open, I will fight to keep my son at home, because this argument is complete and utter BS.

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Response to Juneboarder (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 06:21 PM

16. If I were still teaching I'd take a long leave of absence

and get a doctor's note. I have done it before and I wouldn't hesitate to do it now.

I believe one reason they want to put their kid and family in harm's way is that the kids staying home is too much of a burden on mom and dad. They want their free babysitters back. Selfish assholes!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 02:26 PM

17. Seriously

That was my exact sentiment I expressed to the school principal and reiterated that my son's life is not worth the gamble.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:14 PM

15. Very little makes sense anymore.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 02:06 AM

3. Oh but we gotta have those schools open!! Murderers

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 02:53 AM

6. Can't open the economy without opening the schools.

And, of course, it's a given that we 'open up the economy.'

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 05:29 AM

7. You got it,

Trump doesn't give a shit how many Americans die, his campaign ads are all geared for the economy. Chairman Powell has central banks on standby to pump more money into Wall Street if needed.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 05:59 AM

8. You're absolutely right.

It all about schools being the place to park kids while mom and dad work. And minority and poor kids are especially hit hard because many of them do not have reliable access to the Internet for distance learning and their parents really need to work to keep paying their bills.

Trumpís insistence on getting everyone back to work right away is backfiring because with more deaths and cases, more parents are wary of sending their kids back to school. The economy cannot come back until the virus is under control. One would think that concept easy to understand, but the dullards in the White House seem unable to grasp it.

I think the stonewalling behind the Republican refusal to negotiate a new relief bill is that if they refuse to provide unemployment money, parents will be forced to go back to work and thus forced to send their kids to school. If more people get sick and die, so be it. They really donít careóthe motto of the whole Trump administration. Thatís the Republican way when wealthy people arenít involved.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 08:39 AM

10. You nailed it right on the head. Well said.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 07:49 AM

9. Startling? I'm not startled at all!

Anyone with a brain could have seen this coming a mile away!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 09:06 AM

12. this fall and winter will see a huge rise in cases and the majority will be kids and teens.

this basically is the orange assholes children's crusade. tricking parents into believing his line of bullshit and sending off kids off to school and certain death for what?

the children's crusade

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Crusade

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 09:48 AM

13. But school openings will go just fine and politically help Trump, right?

The Reptilicans are burning our children on the altar of Trumpism. They will pay heavily for this.

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