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Old 04-01-2020, 01:31 PM   #106
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100% true. Feb. 7.

We fought the virus over there so we didn't have to fight it here, or something

It's how USAID operates. They have now been EnTiReLy shut down after it was learned we asked Thailand for supplies while shipping them the same supplies
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:56 PM   #107
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asked for the same supplies we were shipping?
"we should elect somebody who is good with business to run the government" lol
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:56 PM   #108
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They are wagerin' it will be 81,000 dead, let's see how it goes

https://covid19.healthdata.org/
Three days later, estimate now rises to 93,765
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:53 PM   #109
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100% true. Feb. 7.

We fought the virus over there so we didn't have to fight it here, or something

It's how USAID operates. They have now been EnTiReLy shut down after it was learned we asked Thailand for supplies while shipping them the same supplies
This is why I hate humans, really.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:12 PM   #110
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Russia is sending us stuff.

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Putin sends military plane to U.S. with supplies to fight virus

A Russian military plane carrying medical equipment has departed for the United States, the defense ministry in Moscow said Wednesday, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Antonov-124, "with medical masks and medical equipment on board", left for the U.S. overnight, a statement said, without providing further details. ...

Contacted by AFP, the defense ministry refused to provide any further information on the delivery, which came after Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday. ...
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The beautiful Russian nurses accompanying the shipment are classified information. We'll never see 'em.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:57 PM   #111
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I want Mike Pence to be my hype man.

He's just as impervious to direct questions as Kellyanne Conway, but prettier.
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:16 AM   #112
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Pretty gay for the VP!
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:23 PM   #113
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from John Hopkins

Infections

COVID-19: Approximately 1,026,974 cases worldwide; 245,573 cases in the U.S. as of Apr. 3, 2020.

Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year.

Deaths

COVID-19: Approximately 53,975 deaths reported worldwide; 6,058 deaths in the U.S., as of Apr. 3, 2020.

Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
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Old 04-03-2020, 12:39 PM   #114
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And yet there are tents of overflowing sick people outside several major hospitals, refrigerated trucks in NYC hospital parking lots to hold dead bodies because the morgues are full, and one NYC hospital just reported their first death due to care rationing (i.e., a ventilator could have saved the patient but they were all in use.)

But yeah, man. It's just like the flu.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:53 PM   #115
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They didn't prepare. They were lulled into a false sense of security by the myth that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Didn't work for The Big Apple.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:13 PM   #116
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But yeah, man. It's just like the flu.

Goin' by the numbers: Fu Manflu doesn't even measure up to a mediocre flu.


tents of overflowing sick people outside several major hospitals, refrigerated trucks in NYC hospital parking lots to hold dead bodies because the morgues are full, and one NYC hospital just reported their first death due to care rationing (i.e., a ventilator could have saved the patient but they were all in use.)

Sounds to me like a whole whack of elected and appointed employees in NY didn't do, aren't doin', their jobs right.

That's called incompetence: the real public health crisis.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:16 PM   #117
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But you can't be specific, right?

Who failed, what action was wrong, can you identify any of "the whole whack" so that others can learn from this mistake?
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:20 PM   #118
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But you can't be specific, right?

Who failed, what action was wrong, can you identify any of "the whole whack" so that others can learn from this mistake?
I don't live in NY, I live in Louisiana, I'll trust the voters of NY to sort the wheat from chaff.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:23 PM   #119
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But even from that distance you're clear that a whole whack of public servants aren't doing their jobs right.

Huh.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:23 PM   #120
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Corpses Lie For Days As Ecuador Struggles To Keep Up With COVID-19 Deaths
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