trump said that his actions in response to the virus saved millions.
Meanwhile, in Reality-land:
A thousand Americans die every day from the virus . a 9/11 every three days.
We have 5 million known cases of Coronavirus. And nobody knows the real number because trump has discouraged testing.
trump has encouraged - even threatened - states into opening up. And those states that did have seen spikes of cases and deaths.
trump has issued no national policy program on Covid 19. Just like he has no policy program for his second term other than more of the same.
Projections show that by 1 December, 310,000 Americans will have died from the virus. That is more Americans than died in combat in all of WWII.
Germany led by Angela Merkel - a scientist has a death rate 1/48th of the US death rate.
Norways death rate from the virus is 5 per 100,000 population. Ours is 56 per 100,000.
US death rate is 4th highest in the world behind only Peru, Chile, and Brazil.
The US has 4% of the world population and 22% of the Covid deaths.
And lets not forget trump said 31 times that the virus was a hoax, or would magically disappear. Soon.
Drop everything and watch this video from the Daily Show about the RNC.
Those people are nuttier than squirrel shit!
If I have 6 cloth masks, and rotate them every day... giving days off... will the virus die off in the 3-4 days I don't wear them.
I don't have a mask on long... I'm sticking close to home.
What does DU think.
There are two different worlds out there... within the US.
I had NPR on, and medical experts were saying that we need a serious lockdown because the virus is out of control in many states, and a we need lot of mandatory distancing and mask rules.
Then... because I love to torture myself... I tuned into the local AM rightwing screamer station.
Within one minute.. my breakfast started to come up, so I had to move on... the resident whackjob said: "Masks are an attempt to get Americans to blindly obey the government." and "Lockdowns have been proven NOT to work."
And then there is this....
We are NEVER going to get any kind of handle on the virus.... or the economy.
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