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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:19 PM

White House Coronavirus Taskforce Warns of 'Unrelenting' Spread

Source: The Guardian

The White House coronavirus taskforce is warning of a persistent and broad spread of Covid-19 in the western half of the United States and its members urged aggressive mitigation measures. “We are on a very difficult trajectory. We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr Anthony Fauci, the lead public health official on the taskforce and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci noted that coronavirus cases are rising in 47 states and patients are overwhelming hospitals across the US. “If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s going to be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths,” Fauci said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday night.

The White House coronavirus taskforce has warned states in the middle and west of the country that aggressive mitigation measures will be necessary, according to weekly state reports obtained by CNN. “We continue to see unrelenting, broad community spread in the midwest, upper midwest and west. This will require aggressive mitigation to control both the silent, asymptomatic spread and symptomatic spread,” one state’s report said.

The taskforce reports said the cooler weather is a major factor in the increase as friends and families move gatherings indoors. It urged states to intensify efforts to encourage mask-wearing, social distancing and avoiding crowds in public spaces.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/29/white-house-coronavirus-taskforce-fauci-covid-spread



Brown Univ. school of public health dean Ashish Jha warned Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America of rising infections that: “We are not ready for this wave.” He said that eight months into the US outbreak, things were not where they should be.

He warned America to look at Europe, where he said infections began rising again about a month ago in places such as France where a national lockdown was just ordered. "This is what we want to avoid,” he said, but added: “That’s where we are heading if we do not act quickly.”

US hospitalizations are soaring, a metric not affected by the amount of testing done. 13 states, mainly in the midwest and west, reported a record number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients on Wednesday.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:43 PM

1. There is No Way The US Escapes Another Lock Down Though It Will Be Involuntary

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:47 PM

2. If only we had done a proper non-politicized lockdown months ago, this could have been avoided.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:15 PM

9. If only DT and his gang acted in the first 2 months, when we had a shot at containment

Timeline and failures -- lost shot at containment
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213199039

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Response to pat_k (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:10 PM

10. "But they would've called us racist!," whined the unrepentantly blatant racist.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:49 PM

3. And just before election day.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:50 PM

4. Overwhelmed hospitals. . .

. . .will undermine the one bright spot -- that mortality rates of the hospitalized have been going down. Unfortunately, I doubt an overwhelmed hospital can provide the level of care needed.

Here's where to track status in the states:

Daily deaths
https://covid19.healthdata.org/global/north-america?view=daily-deaths&tab=trend

And here's where to track currently hospitalized. (Check off states to view/compare on the Choose States drop-down
Also, select per million at the bottom for the most meaningful comparison.
https://covidtracking.com/data/charts/daily-cases-and-currently-hospitalized



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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:50 PM

5. If gets bad enough, won't have to lockdown. Only braindead members of t's death cult will go out. nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:02 PM

6. Gosh, if only we had leadership that gave a damn

but we know that republicans never would do such a thing.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:14 PM

7. It's spreading unrelentingly in the staff of the head of the taskforce

of course it's spreading like that in the country too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:59 PM

8. But only a few days ago Trump's WH bragged that he ended the pandemic.

But only a few days ago Trump's WH bragged that he ended the pandemic.

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May 27, 2020
Top 12 Things Trump Did to Speed the Pandemic

https://www.citizen.org/news/top-12-things-trump-did-to-speed-the-pandemic/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8a125e7d-ffb5-4215-9bb0-706ad6ba46f5#2

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:51 PM

11. Exactly.

Why even have a Coronavirus Task Force if the the pandemic is over? I guess the virus hasn't been listening to Donald Trump. Stupid virus.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:02 PM

12. So who do we believe?

Fauci or Trump?

Mmmmm . . . . it's a tossup! /sarcasm

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