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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:29 PM

The US is diving into a dark Covid hole -- and there's no plan to get out

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-no-plan/index.html

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN

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Delusion dominates an administration that perversely claims the United States is the world leader in beating this modern day plague. There are only contradictions, obfuscations and confusion from the federal officials who ought to be charting a national course.
The massive integrated testing and tracing effort that could highlight and isolate infection epicenters doesn't exist. Attempts to reopen schools in a few weeks are already descending into farce amid conflicting messages from Washington.

Amid all of this, the coronavirus task force does not hold daily briefings, and when it does, they are an exercise in dodging difficult questions and self-congratulation.

Months into the worst domestic crisis since World War II, there is no sense that a fractured country is pulling together to confront a common enemy. People are still arguing about wearing masks -- a tiny infringement of personal freedoms that represents one of the few hopes of easing the contagion. The one federal official who does seem to have answers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been banished to the podcast circuit by President Donald Trump, who was on Fox News Thursday night boasting about acing a cognitive test as the US hit another daily record of infections -- over 60,000 -- on a day on which more than 900 new deaths were reported.
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It's unimaginable that any other modern President would have handled things this way. Most would have thrown every federal government dollar, resource and expert at it. But Trump appears to believe his reelection relies on creating an alternative reality in which tens of thousands of Americans -- now mostly in states where he is overwhelmingly popular -- are not being infected rather than actually beating back the pandemic.
He keeps insisting falsely that the only reason the US has more cases is because it is doing more testing -- raising questions as to whether he truly understands the situation or is being deliberately obtuse. It's not as if the 132,000 people who have already died would have lived had they not been tested. Meanwhile, the President jets around the country, including to reeling Florida on Friday, flouting social distancing rules and masking guidelines, leaving a trail of infected Secret Service agents, campaign workers and viral spikes -- like in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he held an indoor rally. This weekend, he's headed to New Hampshire.

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swag Jul 12 OP
C_U_L8R Jul 12 #1
MustLoveBeagles Jul 12 #3
Karadeniz Jul 12 #2
MasonDreams Jul 13 #4

Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:42 PM

1. Coronavirus doesn't give a shit about stupid republican conspiracy theories

It's like a large chunk of the nation is committing suicide in slow motion. So stupid.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:03 PM

3. +1

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. Why shouldn't he create an alternative reality? That's where his base lives.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:02 AM

4. We must break the curse of the plague !!

Suspected practicioners of the dark arts must face the Inquisition ! Start the virgins to volcanos appeasement program immediately ! More Crusades might help. And if not they are money makers. Or we could just wait for the heat of summer and it will magically disappear, especially in those hot places like Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

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