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US Politics: Get Tested or Get Bested

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2 hours ago, Fragile Bird said:

I just watched the governor of Nebraska being interviewed. If I lived in Nebraska I’d be very afraid.

They don’t have any tests, they’ve only done a few thousand, and they will look county by county and make decisions about reopening schools and businesses.

Good luck, guys!

Yes, he's pretty awful. However, the restrictions in the metro areas (schools shut down, no gatherings of over 10, only take out at restaurants, etc.) cover most of the state's population and everyone is saying the compliance rate here is about 90%. This is possibly because Omaha has one of the most prominent infectious disease isolation wards in the country at UNMC, and so we get really good scientific advice on the local news from the experts there. I would be really worried if I lived in one of the smaller towns, though.

P.S. I don't know what you heard Ricketts say about tests, but local health officials report Nebraska has had a dramatic increase in testing. I wouldn't believe what Ricketts says about medical facts in Nebraska any more than I believe what Trump says about national figures. 

https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/health/nebraska-tops-covid--cases-restrictions-tightened-in-more-counties/article_4c3262ed-1fe6-513c-b14d-d5fc778a940a.html

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Cuomo's address today completed.

We're getting some medical aid.  But the trillions bill passed?  For all sorts of things to fill in budget gaps for the states, as in education?  NY gets ... NOTHING.

He does have a calming effect if only because we can see somebody who isn't insane working his ass off trying to get things done, learn what is going on, and with a desire to help his state, which by golly he does love.

However, as someone we know commented, "It would be good for a change if the US could see a politician actually do his job and not immediately start yelling, run for POTUS."

 

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possible 100,000-200,000 dead in US from this pandemic - according to one of the very few Team Trump members with the credentials to make such a determination

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-could-face-200000-coronavirus-deaths-millions-of-cases-fauci-warns/ar-BB11S5uv?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=msnclassic

 

* U.S. cases top 137,000, over 2,400 deaths

* Coronavirus death every 6 minutes in New York State

* Florida reports no new deaths overnight

* NYC, New Orleans, Michigan short on medical equipment

* Trump to hold news conference at 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) (Updates cases and deaths)

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, March 29 - U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for more medical supplies.

 

Bing COVID-19 tracker: Latest numbers by country and state

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, estimated in an interview with CNN that the pandemic could cause between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in the United States.

Since 2010, the flu has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 Americans a year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 1918-19 flu pandemic killed 675,000 in the United States, according to the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-commemoration/pandemic-preparedness.htm.

The U.S. coronavirus death toll topped 2,400 on Sunday, after deaths on Saturday more than doubled from the level two days prior. The United States has now recorded more than 137,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the most of any country in the world. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T)

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Calm yourself, and write the lies down on paper. It's fun in a Jace kind of way.

And you just got your China bingo slot. 

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2 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Calm yourself, and write the lies down on paper. It's fun in a Jace kind of way.

And you just got your China bingo slot. 

It's okay, I took a huge bong rip and my blood pressure is almost back to normal.

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19 minutes ago, The Great Unwashed said:

It's okay, I took a huge bong rip and my blood pressure is almost back to normal.

Been, debating whether or not to clean mine out and go outside with it. Stinks the house up too much, and homeboy and his GF are making a turkey with mashed potatoes. 

Regarding masks, am I a bad person for telling my mom to give me some from her office since its closed anyways? 

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52 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

Regarding masks, am I a bad person for telling my mom to give me some from her office since its closed anyways? 

It seems to me like there's a dual mandate related to the masks that is confusing to a lot of people.

On the one hand there's the "frontline healthcare workers need them by far the most." which makes sense on a certain level.  But everyone is also being told to bend the curve for the sake of the frontline healthcare workers.  Presumably anything that slows the spread helps bend the curve ergo the general populous having masks is also potentially a good thing. 

ETA:  Kind of on cue I see this article (Slate, free clicks, I think) 

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44 minutes ago, The Great Unwashed said:

Is he saying the fucking state of New York is selling masks on the fucking black market??

The Florida papers are screaming this in banner headlines -- all medical supplies diverted to NY!

 

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Seems like we're about to be broken up into 50 nation-states anyway.  I would rather live under Lord Newsom or Lord Cuomo than Lord Abbott or Lord DeSantis.  

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7 minutes ago, Triskele said:

Seems like we're about to be broken up into 50 nation-states anyway.  I would rather live under Lord Newsom or Lord Cuomo than Lord Abbott or Lord DeSantis.  

I don't have any good nearby options. Lady Lujan Grisham, or Lord Polis may perhaps take me as a refugee in their realms.

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32 minutes ago, Triskele said:

Seems like we're about to be broken up into 50 nation-states anyway.  I would rather live under Lord Newsom or Lord Cuomo than Lord Abbott or Lord DeSantis.  

We need to establish 8-10 Lords Paramount like Martin did, 50 is way too much.  Could go by the Circuit Courts' geographic boundaries, it's basically 11.

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13 minutes ago, DMC said:

We need to establish 8-10 Lords Paramount like Martin did, 50 is way too much.  Could go by the Circuit Courts' geographic boundaries, it's basically 11.

The Lord of Rhode Island seems to not quite get at this stage then that they're just Lord Corbray and Cuomo is Lord Arryn.  

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20 minutes ago, Triskele said:

The Lord of Rhode Island seems to not quite get at this stage then that they're just Lord Corbray and Cuomo is Lord Arryn.  

I'd argue Rhode Island is more akin to the Sisters in term of its relationship to the Vale, or Arryns.  Roger Williams was weird, as are the Sunderlands et al.

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