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Poll Results:  Could Covid 19 Actually Lower Illness Deaths This Year?

Could Increased Focus on Hygiene Lower Traditional Flu Deaths So Even With Covid 19 Death Totals Drop?   36.8% 36.8 % (107)
No, Flu with Covid 19 will Make This Record Year for Illness Deaths!   61.2% 61.2 % (178)


Total Votes: 291

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:42:58   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘It is no more dangerous than winter flu’
Many individuals who get coronavirus will experience nothing worse than seasonal flu symptoms, but the overall profile of the disease, including its mortality rate, looks more serious. At the start of an outbreak the apparent mortality rate can be an overestimate if a lot of mild cases are being missed. But this week, a WHO expert suggested that this has not been the case with Covid-19. Bruce Aylward, who led an international mission to China to learn about the virus and the country’s response, said the evidence did not suggest that we were only seeing the tip of the iceberg. If borne out by further testing, this could mean that current estimates of a roughly 1% fatality rate are accurate. This would make Covid-19 about 10 times more deadly than seasonal flu, which is estimated to kill between 290,000 and 650,000 people a year globally.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-06 16:42:28   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump says he wants passengers to stay on cruise: "I don't need the numbers to double"
    To recap what just happened at this Trump CDC press conference on coronavirus:

    The president wore his re-election campaign hat and interrupted the event to ask a Fox News reporter if his town hall on the network had good ratings.
    He attacked CNN.
    He called the governor of Washington state, the epicenter of a major outbreak, a “snake” and “not a good governor”, and said he disagreed with his own vice president saying nice things about the governor while visiting the state.
    Trump said he has not considered canceling his rallies and is not worried about risks.
    He made false and exaggerated claims about the availability of coronavirus tests, ignoring the reality that his vice president has acknowledged, which is that there is a shortage among US healthcare providers right now.
    He said he would prefer if people on the Grand Princess cruise remained on the ship so that US numbers would not go up.
    He gloated about his “natural ability” to understand the epidemic.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-03-07 10:23:19   By: Anonymous
       
      “I like the numbers being where they are,” said Trump, who appeared to be explicitly acknowledging his political concerns about the outbreak: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-03-07 15:58:19   By: Anonymous
         
        Only an idiot like yourself would let all the passengers disembark the ship.
        No doubt you called Trump a racist when he called a ban on air travel to the US, from China, near any Providence where the virus broke out.
        You one BIGOTED Fortune Cookie, dummy

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-03-07 20:26:14   By: Anonymous
           
          When travel was banned from China, I thought it meant this virus was serious.

          But how is pointing out racist racist?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-07 19:12:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Bröstvårtor

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      Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
      Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:02:44   By: Anonymous
       

      In the realm of international relations, unfortunately, it’s pretty much the opposite. While global bodies like the World Health Organization push humans to get over ourselves and work together when a threat like coronavirus comes along, habits of fear and competition steer us the other way. And when violent, authoritarian, insecure leaders come into the picture, the problem gets that much worse.

      So strap in.

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        Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
        Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:03:19   By: Anonymous
         
        In the last week, North Korea has denied that it has any cases of the virus, despite being sandwiched between two countries — China and South Korea — with the world’s largest outbreaks. Former CIA Korea-watcher Sue Mi Terry says that North Korea is “uniquely unprepared” and “arguably more vulnerable than any other country in the world.”

        What the North is prepared to do is shut itself off — its measures to isolate foreign diplomats are so onerous that a number of countries that keep embassies there have chosen to shutter them and send their staff home. That also means no U.S. allies left to carry direct messages to the country’s leaders.

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          Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
          Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:03:51   By: Anonymous
           

          This comes at an inauspicious time. Despite the coronavirus-prompted cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises — something the North badly wants — Pyongyang also chose the past week to up the tension by test-firing its first projectiles of 2020 — then including a second round early Monday morning.

          When South Korea’s government complained last week, the North fired off a salvo of snarky commentary, only to turn around days later and wish the South all the best in its fight against COVID-19. U.S. talks with the North have largely broken down. The U.S. envoy for the talks, Steve Biegun, was named the State Department’s number two and is also busy trying to keep that building functioning.

          Some policy experts suggested that the missiles were intended to recapture Washington’s attention and provoke a return to dialogue and new concessions. But it seems at least as likely to provoke rage and stronger responses in the region.

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            Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
            Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:04:37   By: Anonymous
             
            Business as usual, you might think. But it isn’t just North Korea. Iran’s nuclear ambitions are back on the agenda as well, with the International Atomic Energy Agency announcing last week that Tehran is blocking it from accessing some sites it had previously been allowed to inspect.

            And, in case you wondered how effective the Trump administration’s maximum-pressure campaign has been, we have the numbers: Iran’s stock of enriched uranium has tripled since November. Nice work, everybody.

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              Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
              Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:05:16   By: Anonymous
               
              This drama unfolds as the Iranian government begs the world for relaxed sanctions and health assistance with its raging coronavirus epidemic, which is among the world’s worst, and whose fatalities have already included a senior government official and a member of Parliament.
              So world peace, or even better, cooperation, are not going to be among the coronavirus’s side effects. But are autocracies actually better at fighting coronavirus on their home turf than democracies?

              Dictatorships have some characteristics that might seem advantageous in combating infectious disease: No one objects when they track your every move, and if they tell you to stay home, you have very little choice not to.

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                Re: Coronavirus and Autocracy: An Extremely Dangerous Mix
                Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:06:15   By: Anonymous
                 
                Should we worry about that happening in the U.S.? Maybe. Just over 100 years ago, U.S. leaders understated the seriousness of influenza out of concern that panic would undermine the war effort.

                World War I ground on, and the disease claimed countless lives that might have been saved if government had trusted the public and told the whole truth.

                Today, the United States has an image-obsessed leader, divided citizens who often don’t trust each other or the institutions meant to protect and inform them, and a growing epidemic that appears to have been exacerbated by the government’s incompetence and desire to downplay, or distract from, the threat.

                At the same time, two wannabe nuclear autocracies are courting conflict amid their own domestic crises. Americans need to make sure the U.S. doesn’t follow their lead.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-21 02:26:55   By: Anonymous
     
    dump bass !!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:44:01   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘It only kills the elderly, so younger people can relax’
Most people who are not elderly and do not have underlying health conditions will not become critically ill from Covid-19. But the illness still has a higher chance of leading to serious respiratory symptoms than seasonal flu and there are other at-risk groups – health workers, for instance, are more vulnerable because they are likely to have higher exposure to the virus. The actions that young, healthy people take, including reporting symptoms and following quarantine instructions, will have an important role in protecting the most vulnerable in society and in shaping the overall trajectory of the outbreak.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:44:35   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘Face masks don’t work’
Wearing a face mask is not an iron clad guarantee that you won’t get sick – viruses can also transmit through the eyes and tiny viral particles, known as aerosols, can still penetrate masks. However, masks are effective at capturing droplets, which is the main transmission route of coronavirus, and some studies have estimated a roughly five-fold protection versus no barrier. If you are likely to be in close contact with someone infected, a mask cuts the chance of the disease being passed on. If you’re just walking around town and not in close contact with others, wearing a mask is unlikely to make any difference.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:44:58   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘You need to be with an infected person for 10 minutes’
For flu, some hospital guidelines define exposure as being within six feet of an infected person who sneezes or coughs for 10 minutes or longer. However, it is possible to be infected with shorter interactions or even by picking the virus up from contaminated surfaces, although this is thought to be a less common route of transmission.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2020-03-02 20:49:43   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-03-07 09:29:03   By: Anonymous
       
      🇷🇺 Troll 👆

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:45:16   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘A vaccine could be ready within a few months’
Scientists were quick out of the gates in beginning development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, helped by the early release of the genetic sequence by Chinese researchers. The development of a viable vaccine continues apace, with several teams now testing candidates in animal experiments. However, the incremental trials required before a commercial vaccine could be rolled out are still a lengthy undertaking – and an essential one to ensure that even rare side-effects are spotted. A commercially available vaccine within a year would be quick.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:45:39   By: Anonymous
 
Claim: ‘If a pandemic is declared, there is nothing more we can do to stop the spread’
A pandemic is defined as worldwide spread of a new disease – but the exact threshold for declaring one is quite vague. In practice, the actions being taken would not change whether or not a pandemic is declared. Containment measures are not simply about eliminating the disease altogether. Delaying the onset of an outbreak or decreasing the peak is crucial in allowing health systems to cope with a sudden influx of patients.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:52:58   By: Anonymous
 
Trump’s idea for how to deal with the potential crisis? He says he’s considering another round of tax cuts.

As if cutting taxes would somehow motivate people fearful of contagion to venture into shopping malls, movie theaters and jet airplanes. As if pumping up the stock market is the most important first step to dealing with a public health emergency. As if Trump’s earlier round of massive tax cuts trickled down to average Americans.

Trump and his administration have been making America more vulnerable to all sorts of health risks
Trump is also instructing all government health officials and scientists who have information about the virus to first clear their statements with the White House. Controlling the flow of information within an administration that is not especially renowned for truth-telling doesn’t seem calculated to increase the public’s confidence in what they hear.

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Trump has taken several other steps, all of them backward. He has eliminated a National Security Council position that coordinates responses to pandemics. He has ignored an expert panel’s warning that the US is badly unprepared for global health threats and needs to restore funding to address them, and is requesting that the CDC budget be cut by almost 16%, starting in October, and the Department of Health and Human Services budget by almost 10%.

Trump is also proposing a $3bn cut to global health programs, including a 53% cut to the World Health Organization and a 75% cut to the Pan American Health Organization.

When he’s not accusing his enemies of hyping the coronavirus or doing what he can to undermine the nation’s and world’s ability to cope with it, Trump and his administration have been making America more vulnerable to all sorts of health risks.

He’s demanding that anyone receiving public assistance have a job, which presumably will make many people reluctant to stop working if they feel sick.

Beginning next month, for example, nearly 700,000 Americans who aren’t working will no longer be eligible for food stamps. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to the Trumpsters that the likely result is for many with symptoms to ignore them in order to keep their jobs, thereby spreading disease.

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Trump’s obsessive efforts to wreck Obamacare also makes the coronavirus and other contagious diseases more dangerous, for the obvious reason that people without health insurance are less likely to see a doctor. The number of Americans without health insurance has risen steadily during Trump’s tenure. A 2018 poll found that 44% – nearly half – didn’t see a doctor because they couldn’t afford it. Another recent survey found that 90% of Americans go to work while they’re sick.

Trump and Republicans have rejected all safety nets – including paid family leave and guaranteed sick leave – that people need to cope with personal health emergencies. This also makes America less prepared for contagion.

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What Trump and his administration fail to understand, but which the coronavirus should make painfully clear, is that personal health and individual wellbeing are inextricably linked to public health and social wellbeing. This is not a socialist hoax.

A new and especially virulent contagious virus is bad enough. That it is spreading at a time when the US government is headed by an incompetent and vindictive paranoid who denies it, blames his opponents for it, and dismantles what’s left of the institutions that could contain it, makes the danger far worse.

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The way this poll is phrased needs to be clarified.
Posted on: 2020-03-02 07:55:54   By: Anonymous
 
The poll is almost obsolete with how you’ve worded it. It doesn’t make much sense. Schools aren’t closed (in our region), no one is working from home and those that have the option would be in high risk areas.

Cold and Flu season is nearly over and a large amount of the local populace has all ready been exposed to the viruses orbiting around unrelated to COVID-19.

Due to the rural areas being poor, long-range travel is less likely to have occurred; therefore limiting any possible exposure to this particular virus...

You need to figure out how to create a poll that isn’t charged in someway for illogical click bait means.



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    Re: The way this poll is phrased needs to be clarified.
    Posted on: 2020-03-07 12:25:36   By: Anonymous
     
    John's retarded little game with these polls is precisely that...to incite anger and fan the spread both ignorance and fear.

    John does this because the more anger and fear he creates, the more return visitors he creates (who come back again to argue in the comment threads) which generates page clicks.

    John then attempts to monetize these additional 'anger-generated' page clicks by puffing them up as genuine 'site visits' as he sells 'as space' to his unsuspecting schumck advertising clients.

    Advertising on this site is a very simple indicator for me...if they advertise here, it lets me know that I probably should stay away...

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      Re: The way this poll is phrased needs to be clarified.
      Posted on: 2020-03-08 11:36:00   By: Anonymous
       
      We should contact the companies that advertise on this site and ask them to review the daily comments which are hoarded in between their advertisements.

      I don’t think they would be happy (Nor Approve) with what they fuel as this page stands on advertising pegs in order to remain online.

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The average person.
Posted on: 2020-03-02 08:26:28   By: Anonymous
 
The average person touches their face, ( eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair etc.) 3-5 times a minute...

That’s between 2,000-5,000 times a day. Personal hygiene is up to the individual and that doesn’t equate to how many times they randomly pick their nose.

So if you’re saying people are going to wash their hands, brush their teeth ( dental hygiene is key, your immune system commits a lot of it’s time fighting bacteria in the mouth and gums ) and take hot showers more often, do laundry and completely change their day-to-day living habits, let alone isolate themselves in the name of hygiene than...it’s still a coin flip...

COVID-19 affects the elderly more than anyone so far under 50. So for all the FOX NEWS viewers if you change your living habits and live in an area unaffected by the virus so far, it won’t really matter much. This also applies to those that may heave been exposed, but show little symptoms of the virus, and spread it into an area that had not been exposed prior with a lot of elderly folk in its local populace.

It’s a new strain of virus, it’s highly contagious, and we still don’t know what this outbreak will do, when it will sink into the mainland from the coastal regions, and how its RNA will morph constantly from person to person.

A phenomenon of sorts. Right now it is impossible to imply that anyone is really that safe, nor is there a vaccine. This is just click bait hype for our moral. Enjoy your morning.

Viruses don’t care for political stance, but people like to make political propaganda out of a looming crisis. Your as bad as those chumps in the WH press briefing, and you’re over 50 John, so take a chance and travel to Italy and find out for yourself. Let us know how it goes.

Washing your hands dammit!! ☠️😷

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 16:26:30   By: Anonymous
 

Here's a clip of Trump asking if the flu vaccine would work for Corona virus:

https://t.co/acghVStSvK

Click Text Here

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 16:31:09   By: Anonymous
 

WHO chief warns world is in 'unchartered territory'
The WHO boss, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that the world has “never seen a respiratory pathogen that is capable of community transmission, but which can be contained with the right measures”. He said containment must be the top priority for all countries and that there is “no one-size fits all approach”.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-02 16:48:59   By: Anonymous
 
Santa Clara, San Mateo, Placer and Sonoma counties all reported new cases of coronavirus on Monday

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-06 09:32:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Calaveras has a couple of suspected cases and we’re waiting for the results to come back.

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      I've noticed
      Posted on: 2020-03-06 18:54:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Many people have one of those "Things" that will keep the virus at bay & I think more people should have them too.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-07 23:20:51   By: Anonymous
 
TRUMP IS AN EMBARRASSING, SELF SERVING IDIOT!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-07 23:22:24   By: Anonymous
 
WHY COULDN’T TRUMP CATCH A VIRUS FROM ONE OF THOSE SLUTS HE’S SLEPT WITH?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-08 18:22:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Russian Troll 🇷🇺👆

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-03-09 08:36:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Ted Cruz , we would not get next to you on a good day.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-03-09 08:38:07   By: Anonymous
         
        Trump’s tweets this morning. Taking it to the next level of stupid... He should resign

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Testing Positive ....no not HIV
Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:30:22   By: Anonymous
 
Two people who attended the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco last month have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, the event's organizers said Tuesday.

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    Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
    Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:33:37   By: Anonymous
     

    Trump says he’s open to being tested for coronavirus
    “I don’t think it’s a big deal. I would do it,” the president said.

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      Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
      Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:40:27   By: Anonymous
       

      On Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson appeared to indirectly criticize President Trump and Republicans over their response to the novel coronavirus, accusing U.S. leaders of downplaying the crisis.

      “It will affect your life, and by the way, it’s definitely not just the flu,” Carlson said in his opening monologue, pushing back against a comparison Trump made as recently as Monday.
      But as Carlson was addressing his audience, a very different message was being aired on Fox Business.

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        Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
        Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:42:56   By: Anonymous
         
        “The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him and only him for a virus that originated halfway around the world,” Trish Regan said on her prime-time program

        The dueling narratives, which were broadcast simultaneously on the sister networks, came at the end of a particularly turbulent day for Trump, during which the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths in the United States continued to climb while the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted more than 2,000 points.

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          Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
          Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:44:56   By: Anonymous
           

          Citing the worsening situation in Italy, a country he likened to the United States, Carlson expressed concern about the future and worried that Monday’s stock market decline could be the harbinger of a global recession.

          On Monday, Trump unveiled several emergency measures aimed at protecting the economy, including a payroll tax and additional proposals to help hourly workers and industries affected by the virus.

          Those efforts may not be enough, Carlson said.

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            Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
            Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:45:51   By: Anonymous
             

            But as Carlson addressed his viewers, Regan struck a vastly different tone on her Fox Business show.

            Beyond attacking Democrats, Regan took aim at the media for “using coronavirus in an attempt to demonize and destroy the president,” echoing a claim made by conservative hosts such as Rush Limbaugh in recent weeks.

            “This is a time to be united, not to be pointing fingers, not to be encouraging hate,” she said. “And yet, what do we see? We see the absolute opposite from the left tonight.”

            Regan went on to make the flu comparison that Carlson cautioned against and criticized what she described as a lack of media outrage over the outbreak of swine flu during the early years of the Obama administration.

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              Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
              Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:46:41   By: Anonymous
               

              On social media, observers called attention to the conflicting broadcasts. While many appeared surprised Carlson had emerged as the “voice of reason” on Fox, others mocked Regan, comparing her segment to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch.

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                Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
                Posted on: 2020-03-15 11:39:36   By: Anonymous
                 
                I'd like to bang, I mean really bang, Trish Reagan.

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                  Re: Testing Positive ....no not HIV
                  Posted on: 2020-03-15 14:53:17   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Sexist posts above remain eh👆....also her show was just scrapped by Fox News, look it up.

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Trump’s Germaphobia
Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:48:46   By: Anonymous
 

During a meeting with the nation’s governors Monday in the White House Situation Room, Pence and his team tried to assuage their concerns and explain how states could seek emergency federal funds or provide guidelines on school closures and quarantines, which they anticipate only the hardest-hit communities might need.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) expressed dismay after leaving the Pence meeting that Trump’s statements “sometimes conflict with the information we’re getting from the rest of the administration.”

“He at times just says whatever comes to mind or tweets, then someone on TV is saying the opposite,” Hogan said in an interview. “It’s critically important that the message is straightforward and fact-based for the public.”

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    Re: Trump’s Germaphobia
    Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:51:03   By: Anonymous
     

    Publicly, Trump has accused the media of hyping coronavirus to damage his political standing. Privately, he brooded throughout the weekend about news stories that detailed the ways his administration squandered precious weeks and bungled its handling of the crisis, with much of the blame falling on the president.

    “He sees the stories as everyone just being out to get him,” said one administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the president’s mind-set.

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      Re: Trump’s Germaphobia
      Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:52:11   By: Anonymous
       

      “The baseline of popular government is that we want safety and security — that’s why we have social contracts in the first place — and presidents who provide that are rewarded while presidents who don’t are punished,” historian Jon Meacham said. “The tumult of much of the Trump era has been elective or somewhat abstract. This isn’t. It’s about two of things that matter most to people — health and money.”

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        Re: Trump’s Germaphobia
        Posted on: 2020-03-10 13:53:01   By: Anonymous
         

        Congressional Republicans hoping to hold their Senate majority and win back the House in November’s elections are increasingly on edge, according to aides and former lawmakers who are speaking with vulnerable incumbents.

        “It’s really bad for those who have kind of hitched their wagon to the president ahead of this year’s election and are relying on him and his base,”

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          Re: Trump’s Germaphobia
          Posted on: 2020-03-15 11:40:30   By: Anonymous
           
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Fukc Trump!

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Pandemic has officially been declared as of this day....
Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:08:52   By: Anonymous
 
COVID-19 is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared in a press briefing Wednesday.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cited not just the leaping numbers of cases, deaths, and countries affected in making the determination but also the slow responses of many countries and governments.

“We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction," WHO Director-General, who goes by Dr. Tedros, said.
As of Wednesday, there are over 121,000 cases and over 4,370 deaths in at least 114 countries and territories worldwide.

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    Re: Pandemic has officially been declared as of this day....
    Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:10:30   By: Anonymous
     
    “We expect to see the number of cases, the number of deaths, and the number of affected countries climb even higher,” Dr. Tedros said. He urged countries to be prepared.

    The declaration doesn’t change WHO’s response efforts or the recommendations already in place for countries, Dr. Tedros said. And it doesn’t mean that containment is a lost cause, he emphasized.

    “It would be a mistake to abandon the containment strategy” for countries seeing few or no cases.
    Rather, this should be seen as a “trigger” for more aggressive action and responses, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, added in the briefing. “We need to focus on the job at hand,” he said, referencing outbreak and emergency responses.

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      Re: Pandemic has officially been declared as of this day....
      Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:14:40   By: Anonymous
       
      According to A Dictionary of Epidemiology, the standard reference for epidemiologists, a pandemic is “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people.”

      A “pandemic” disease sounds much scarier than a mere “outbreak.” But it’s important to remember that “pandemic” refers to how many parts of the world are dealing with an elevated rate of the disease — and, in theory, says nothing about how serious the disease is.

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        Re: Pandemic has officially been declared as of this day....
        Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:21:26   By: Anonymous
         

        Public health officials might recommend shifting to social distancing measures — which reduce spread within a country — instead of screening efforts that try to keep the disease out of the country at all. Countries still must share medical knowledge and expertise with one another, but directing supplies to affected areas is more complicated when affected areas are all over the globe. A world fighting a pandemic is not focused on containment to a distant elsewhere but on harm-reduction at home.


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Austria closing schools over coronavirus as border checks take effect
Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:11:36   By: Anonymous
 
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria said on Wednesday it would close schools from next week until April, widening measures aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus that have already sharply curtailed public gatherings and crossings of its border with Italy.

Austria introduced border checks earlier in the day to deny entry to people arriving from Italy, the worst-hit country in Europe, with exceptions made for those passing through Austria without stopping, and for goods transport. The Alpine country is a vital stepping stone between Italy and Germany.

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    Re: Austria closing schools over coronavirus as border checks take effect
    Posted on: 2020-03-11 11:12:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Despite sharing a border with Italy, Austria has had just 246 confirmed cases so far and no deaths, in contrast to its southern neighbor’s more than 10,000 cases and 631 deaths. Neighboring Switzerland, which also borders Italy, has had more than 600 cases and four deaths. Italy is already under lockdown.

    Passenger rail and air links to Italy shut down on Wednesday, while Austria’s ban on large gatherings until early April forced museums, theaters, concert halls and larger bars to close. Restaurants and food retailers were not affected by the ban, the government said, clearing up widespread confusion.


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Much more hand washing could easily foster fewer flu cases.
Posted on: 2020-03-12 16:59:05   By: Anonymous
 
Much more hand washing could easily foster fewer flu cases.

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    Re: Much more hand washing could easily foster fewer flu cases.
    Posted on: 2020-03-12 20:21:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed, as is the case with any type of flu or cold.
    The problem is the politicization of this by the MSM and the dims.
    No different than the Mueller probe; Russia, Russia, Russia; Impeach, Impeach, Impeach; etc.
    There is no end to the length Pelosi, Schumer, and the rest of the vile, useless cabal will go to in order to stay in power.
    This much publicity and attention was not given to the Swine flu, the Bird flu, SARS, or for that matter Anthrax. Why? Because it did not fit anyone's agenda at the time.
    Wash and take care of yourself, but don't be duped, this is nothing more than an opportune attempt by the left to stay in power at all costs.

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      Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
      Posted on: 2020-03-13 12:13:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Social Media is particularly important on how this information was spread in discordant fashions.

      But Trump ( simply due to ego) is partially to blame for our nation’s slow crawl to the reality of this particular disease. Look up RNA and what a disease actually is, how it morphs and changes as the outbreak grows.

      Politics and popularity contests in the US, particularly with FOX news and the base is why ignorant Americans ignore solid, scientific facts. NOT OPINIONS, but FACTS.

      If you have a political view of what should remain only in the scientific and medical realm, you should not be debating this disease.

      Our Country was too slow, and too stubborn to realize that we are all at risk. This has nothing to do with SARS, swine or bird flu. Overpopulation and diseases spreading is inevitable. That’s what disease does, it finds ways to get into living bodies and potentially destroy immune systems, allowing the animal to then spread it from one host to the next.

      Watch [ Pandemic ] if you have NETFLIX, even with my collegiate experience and education, this was eye-opening and important to understand in days like these.

      Regardless of the party you serve, science is the gavel on the podium.

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        Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
        Posted on: 2020-03-13 17:17:47   By: Anonymous
         
        I appreciate your take of being aware to do all you can to avoid this or any other "pandemic". It's nothing more than a new strain of flu, as we have every year. As such, it will take it's toll as every other type of flu has in the past. We will find a cure as we have in the past.
        Again,"Wash and take care of yourself, but don't be duped, this is nothing more than an opportune attempt by the left to stay in power at all costs."
        It is your prerogative to approach it with caution and calm or panic and stress. Panic and stress will definitely make you more susceptible. Your choice.

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          Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
          Posted on: 2020-03-15 15:00:42   By: Anonymous
           
          You’re a f*cking incompetent, naive, ignorant, and by all means stupid person. Optimism won’t save you either.

          Science will or won’t, but it’s what truly governs everything from atoms, quarks and neutrinos, to the cell, and then the living bodies made up of all the above. Apparently you don’t get the RNA sequence.

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            Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
            Posted on: 2020-03-17 18:04:57   By: Anonymous
             
            Aah, you must be the Supreme Know It All.


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              Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
              Posted on: 2020-03-18 09:51:24   By: Anonymous
               
              I’m the Supreme Burrito b*tches ! Sounds like a good time for Taco 🔔👀

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                Re: Watch the Documentary—PANDEMIC—-if you have Netflix and need some help understanding diseases do to spread.
                Posted on: 2020-03-18 10:12:00   By: Anonymous
                 
                Let’s see, businesses are shutting down, bailouts are being proposed, schools are throwing out the calendar and we have to juggle work, and now homeschooling, nah this is just a normal flu, no big deal. A bunch of senior citizens at risk and people can’t Leave their houses, really, just the flu? I think even 🦊 News is warming up to the idea that this is something gargantuan. As long as Sean Hannity isn’t sick, all Republicans will be safeguarded under the propaganda campaign.

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No reason to panic
Posted on: 2020-03-16 09:32:34   By: Anonymous
 
It is quite easy not to panic. Look and research who is pushing the hype panic and hysteria and why. It is that simple of a issue. Know who seeks to control you through any form of manipulation they can deceive you with. Know thy enemy. #ArtOfWar

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    Re: No reason to panic
    Posted on: 2020-03-16 16:09:07   By: Anonymous
     
    You’re blind and deaf...this is biological f*ck your war.

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      Re: No reason to panic except for the fat man in the white House
      Posted on: 2020-03-16 16:10:30   By: Anonymous
       


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      Re: No reason to panic
      Posted on: 2020-03-17 18:11:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Gosh Gomer..you can spell BIOLOGICAL? You must be intelllugiunt, and, golly gee, you sure know how to use four letter words.

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        Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
        Posted on: 2020-03-18 09:48:07   By: Anonymous
         
        Thanks Cletus; yes I can spell adjectives related to the noun biology in regards epidemiology without spellcheck....and I have a job that requires a college degree, I decree! And can use the terminology in the correct manner.

        Do you still have your job Cletus? 😉

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          Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
          Posted on: 2020-03-18 11:41:45   By: Anonymous
           

          Scientific illiteracy may be part of the problem. Most of us are afraid of things we don’t understand, and studies have shown that scientists tend to be more accepting of potentially risky technologies than laypeople. This suggests that when people know a lot about such technologies, they are usually reassured.

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            Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
            Posted on: 2020-03-18 11:42:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Can we say whether men or women are more rational about risk? Can we say which group’s view is closer to an accurate assessment? Well, here’s one relevant datum: women are more likely than men to wear seat belts. 😆

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          Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
          Posted on: 2020-03-18 20:50:56   By: Anonymous
           
          " biology in regards epidemiology without spellcheck"
          Really?

          Collage degree.
          Really?


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            Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
            Posted on: 2020-03-19 13:10:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Really

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              Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
              Posted on: 2020-03-19 13:24:32   By: Anonymous
               
              Cletus is just mad because he’s losing his job.

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                Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                Posted on: 2020-03-20 19:24:13   By: Anonymous
                 
                "Cletus" isn't mad because he is retired and laughing at you because you're a moron.

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              Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
              Posted on: 2020-03-20 19:25:48   By: Anonymous
               
              Where do you sell your collages?

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                Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                Posted on: 2020-03-21 12:22:55   By: Anonymous
                 
                The Trump University

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                  Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                  Posted on: 2020-03-21 17:57:36   By: Anonymous
                   
                  At least now we know where you got your degree.

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                    Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                    Posted on: 2020-03-21 20:26:53   By: Anonymous
                     
                    That was a good comeback! 😆🤫

                    I’ll give you that, but you will find my degree from Harvard discouraging, as it sits in my office, on the bookshelf. 🙄😘

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                      Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                      Posted on: 2020-03-21 20:32:41   By: Anonymous
                       
                      I will repeat, Apparently you don’t get the RNA sequence.

                      Ribonucleic acid.....🦠

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                        Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                        Posted on: 2020-03-22 10:47:31   By: Anonymous
                         
                        Yawn

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                          Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                          Posted on: 2020-03-22 12:39:07   By: Anonymous
                           
                          Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes first US senator to test positive for coronavirus.

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                            Re: Gooood Morning White Trash Piles. 🦠
                            Posted on: 2020-03-24 11:01:04   By: Anonymous
                             
                            ZZZZZ..

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-03-22 12:43:15   By: Anonymous
 
A new MAGA movement debate: Is Trump overdoing it?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-03-22 12:45:04   By: Anonymous
     
    The reaction among Trump’s supporters is evolving, as well.

    A week after Trump’s base seemed to be splitting over the seriousness of the coronavirus, the quarrel is now over how much the government should damage the economy in response to the present threat.

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      Re: the oranges of the virus
      Posted on: 2020-03-27 17:17:09   By: Anonymous
       
      You mean the origin?

      Fatman: yes that’s what I said, the oranges of the virus.

      Press: you mean origins........

      Fatman: are you even listening? I know all the best words, the oranges of communication!!!!! Where’s my damn hamstring, hamburgers? Did I get that right? Melania where’s our makeup 💄???

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-01 10:36:50   By: Anonymous
 
Guess we all know the correct answer now.

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    Re: we’re accepting Russian Bribes now?
    Posted on: 2020-04-01 13:46:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump just accepted atPutin PR scam...What is the answer?

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