There was never a way that the media would let Trump look good on this. The media = #resistance. Everything he says- they aim to hurt him with. You know this. You explode under almost no pressure right here on the GH. No one has ever faced the daily onslaught of hate and negativity from the media as Trump has.You guy blew a golden opportunity to win in a landslide, had he handled Covid like a pro instead of the jackass he is. Own it.
I particularly like this quote ...
Whining about the media is for weaklings. Your view of how he has handled the golden opportunity he was handed is pure delusion.There was never a way that the media would let Trump look good on this. The media = #resistance. Everything he says- they aim to hurt him with. You know this. You explode under almost no pressure right here on the GH. No one has ever faced the daily onslaught of hate and negativity from the media as Trump has.
The big problem is that the media cooperated with the coup attempts and Trump called them on it. Once that happened- Trump had to be smashed at every turn.
Trump has done somewhere between good and great on covid. He mobilized the private sector. He cut off China early and he actually did listen to "experts" like Fauci. If there is to be a criticism of Trump, he stuck with Fauci far too long and Fauci was knifing him in the back as often as possible with his actions.
I don't think he's very empathetic to the poor people who lost their job to Covid and might lose their home mortgage or apartment soon. What are we going to do, build concentration camps to house the people who lost their livelihood and housing to Covid? Better than nothing, I suppose, but wouldn't that make us a gas chamber or two shy of Hitler's treatment of the Jews and Gypsies? And the people that have/will commit suicide (I know of one already) might have preferred a gas chamber.Perhaps a debate between these and other like-minded folks and Osterholms of the world is in order? Listening to Osterholm (for many months now) it’s clear on an intellectual level he knows the problems and impossibility of continued lockdowns but given his influence he doesn’t want “blood on his hands” and he’s a genuinely very empathetic person. Of course, lockdowns have their own negative effects and unintended consequences that aren’t so obvious at first, and it takes time to evolve hysteresis of entrenched positions.
I never did see an episode of that show. I remember seeing Seinfeld once on Carson though. Fairly humorous. I'm really just wondering what people thought Trump should have done. How could he have handled this more like a 'pro'?Lookup George "Do the opposite" episode of Seinfeld.
Beeg logic:The US is one of the most obese nations in the world. Nearly 40% are obese. The politicized CDC and our horrid media has been poor in communicating this message, probably because it would soften criticism of Trump. No fair minded person can blame Trump for the fact that America is obese and therefore our population may be subject to a much greater death rate and hospitalization rate than other nations that are far less obese (most nations). See below this information about the statistical dangers of obesity and covid 19:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its coronavirus risk warning to include people who are considered overweight, meaning over 70% of U.S. adults may be at an increased risk for severe illness related to COVID-19.
According to CDC statistics, over 71% of Americans aged 20 and older are considered overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index of between 30 and 40, with severe obesity being diagnosed when BMI is 40 or above. Being overweight, however, is classified as having a BMI greater than 25 but less than 30. The health agency now says that if you fall into that category, it “might increase your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”
Other risk factors that might increase the risk of severe illness include asthma, cerebrovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, hypertension, immunocompromised state, neurologic conditions, liver disease, pregnancy, pulmonary fibrosis, thalassemia and Type 1 diabetes.
The CDC’s update follows numerous studies that have found that obesity may increase the risk of COVID-19-related death, including one that found the increase to be as much as 50%. The same University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill study found that those with a BMI of over 30 are more likely to be hospitalized or admitted to the ICU due to the virus. According to the research, obesity is over tied to other underlying risk factors for novel coronavirus identified by the CDC such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney, liver disease and hypertension.
Further, individuals who have obesity can have metabolic changes that result in inflammation, issues with insulin, and the immune system which can hamper the body’s ability to fight off COVID-19. The researchers suggested preventative action among the obese population that was not unlike the steps listed by the CDC.
“Given the significant threat COVID-19 represents to individuals with obesity, healthy food policies can play a supportive – and especially important role in the mitigation of COVID-19 mortality and morbidity,” Barry Popkin, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, said in a news release at the time.
Per the quoted graph, South Dakota is now doing 5 deaths per day per million population.Quit applying logic and common sense. There is likely a time where New York was doing great too if we want to look on a micro scale.
Whether he extends it again, depends on the election results. Well, he might have to extend it at least a couple weeks while the rest of the votes are counted.
> This time based on 38% "community infection rate." Can someone explain what this important parameter is that the governor uses to extend his powers?So I see that Walz is extending his powers for another 30 days. This time based on 38% "community infection rate." Can someone explain what this important parameter is that the governor uses to extend his powers?
I see that today we have 8 deaths - 6 from nursing home facilities............
> I see that today we have 8 deaths - 6 from nursing home facilities............So I see that Walz is extending his powers for another 30 days. This time based on 38% "community infection rate." Can someone explain what this important parameter is that the governor uses to extend his powers?
I see that today we have 8 deaths - 6 from nursing home facilities............
I have some friends in Chicago that own some gyms, and at half capacity, they are losing their shirt.#1 - they did get shut down
#2 - they still reduce capacity, and access to equipment, which has prevented me from getting my much needed treadmill workout in multiple times
#3 - other states still have them closed in the name of COVID
Oh geez, that's not what I thought, and you might as well kiss your freedoms goodbye, Minnesotans!
The next important stat will be "percentage of Covid patients that die while the Twinkie they're eating is still in their hand." And it will have to be greater than 10%. We're going to have to donate a lot of Twinkies to hospitals to get out of this mess.Correct. Hospitalizations, deaths, then hospitalizations again, then hospital capacity, then cases, then positivity rate, now percentage of cases with unknown origin. Can't wait to see what's next. Nearly all cases are of unknown origin. Zero chance that 38% is accurate. Only difference is now they have a statistic that they can completely make up to fit their desired numbers, since the other metrics didn't cooperate.
But each case today represents a smaller number of infections than a case in mid-August. Because we are testing more broadly. Thus, the X-factor multiplier (that you need to multiply new cases by, in order to estimate new infections) has gotten smaller.
Clinton gave China most-favored nation status and got them into the WTO with no performance conditions. That Bush was in office when they finally formally entered the WTO, is of no consequence - Clinton did the work. However, the movement to offshore our manufacturing to China, that started mainly in the Clinton administration, was continued by the subsequent Bush and Obama/Biden administrations, with Trump being the first President to try to start establishing some better tariffs to try to induce the Chinese to compete fair (they provide subsidies to all the industries they want to monopolize).LOL, it was GW Bush who normalized trade with China...