Tell that to the prominent progressives who considered what Florida and Texas did “genocide”. Now that it didn’t turn out the way they predicted, there is no difference. Honesty just isn’t much of a consideration for progressives.You call "opened up" what really isn't "opened up". No one is closed, no one is open. No one has been closed, no one has been open.
All political actors use fear to drive voting and other behaviors. But what progressives did in the Trump era is unprecedented fear mongering. This is a predictable result. I have no idea if or when progressives will push to return to normal, but they will have a hard time turning this pathology off.
Tell that to the prominent progressives who considered what Florida and Texas did “genocide”. Now that it didn’t turn out the way they predicted, there is no difference. Honesty just isn’t much of a consideration for progressives.
I'm still learning, but I think the bolded would be considered "defending the DC rioters" on here.If anything news from around the world 2020-2021 has reinforced in a big way why we have and need to uphold a strong second amendment. Widespread mental health and antisocial behavior, criminality is a separate issue. It is interesting maybe only to me the DC riot resulted in only one shooting, and it wasn’t from the very right wing and assuredly gun-owning protestors.
Can you clarify the second set of percentages? Doesn’t make sense to me. More than 16% of MN deaths were over 65, and I can’t believe 16% of those over 65 died?With Covid winding down, here is one final comparison of MN vs. States that have largely been wide open the entire pandemic.
Percentage of residents dead from Covid (along with percentage of each states population of the hardest hit/most vulnerable groups).
1. South Dakota 0.22% (2.3% black, 3.85% hispanic, 9% Native American (no other state was above 1.1%), 17.2% aged 65+)
2. Georgia 0.184% (31.5% black, 9.9% hispanic, 16% aged 65+)
3. Texas 0.173% (13% black, 39.7% hispanic, 16.3% aged 65+)
4. Florida 0.163% (17% black, 27% hispanic, 19.1% aged 65+)
5. Minnesota 0.130% (7% black, 5.6% hispanic, 16.3% aged 65+)
6. Wisconsin 0.129% (6.4% black, 5% hispanic, 17.5% aged 65+)
Sorry, I could've been more clear. The second set is the actual population percentages of each group in each state, not percentage of covid deaths. Blacks, Hispanics and 65 plus have significantly worse outcomes with covid, so I thought looking at how many of each reside in each state would give more depth to the numbers.Can you clarify the second set of percentages? Doesn’t make sense to me. More than 16% of MN deaths were over 65, and I can’t believe 16% of those over 65 died?
I'm concerned there is no going back. We've empowered and emboldened the loudest yet tiniest factions of the population and fear works, 100%.All political actors use fear to drive voting and other behaviors. But what progressives did in the Trump era is unprecedented fear mongering. This is a predictable result. I have no idea if or when progressives will push to return to normal, but they will have a hard time turning this pathology off.
I'm concerned there is no going back. We've empowered and emboldened the loudest yet tiniest factions of the population and fear works, 100%.
It's death by a thousand cuts. The moderate Dems, many MANY great reasonable people, see things like tearing down statues, idiotic renaming ideas, changing songs, et al and say to themselves "Well, I don't really agree with it, but It's my side pushing it and saying it so I'm okay just sitting on my hands, and who needs the trouble of facing the repercussions from the extremely loud, violent, terroristic tiny factions that are doing the yelling and screaming?"
This will continue to snowball because very few have the stones to actually stand up for common sense and say NO. Reasonable disagreement and discussion of issues is all but gone.
Why stop now? Total garbage.
New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.A new study estimates that the number of people who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. is more than 900,000, a number 57% higher than official figures. Worldwide, the study's authors say, the COVID-19 death count is nearing 7 million, more than double the reported number of 3.24 million.
The analysis comes from researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, who looked at excess mortality from March 2020 through May 3, 2021, compared it with what would be expected in a typical nonpandemic year, then adjusted those figures to account for a handful of other pandemic-related factors.
The final count only estimates deaths "caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," according to the study's authors. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. Researchers estimated dramatic undercounts in countries such as India, Mexico and Russia, where they said the official death counts are some 400,000 too low in each country. In some countries — including Japan, Egypt and several Central Asian nations — the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's death toll estimate is more than 10 times higher than reported totals.
Well, and I’ve already posted the estimates on excess deaths from lockdowns and pandemic response which is huge.Why stop now? Total garbage.
“Their estimate of excess deaths is enormous and inconsistent with our research and others," said Dr. Steven Woolf, who led the Virginia Commonwealth team. "There are a lot of assumptions and educated guesses built into their model."”
It’s pretty amazing to me that we still have health care workers testing positive. Even without the vaccine, I would expect they’ve had it and had immunity already, coupled with mask wearing! But they should have all been vaccinated. Why are so many still getting it? Positive test rate continues to plummet. Let’s open excel up for the playoffs! Cmon Walz
MN Covid-19 Update - Sunday, May 9
data reported by 4pm the previous day.
Positive Cases 546,965 +652. Including probable cases 587,762.Positive test rate 2.7%.
Health-care workers with positive cases 41,896 +28.
Cases no longer needing isolation 568,295 +1,857.
Active cases 12,236 -1,061.
Deaths 6,834 +5. Including probable deaths 7,231.
Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,137 (no change). Including probable cases 4,378.
Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 30,937 +9.
Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,295 (no change).
Total PCR tests processed 8,763,057 +23,712. Including antigen testing 9,508,251.
Number of people tested 4,120,194 +11,932.
You beat me to it. I was just going to post this.