Pandemic 2020

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Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized COVID-19 restrictions saying 'not a single school has closed because of cancer'
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been mocked after she criticized COVID-19 restrictions and said that "not a single school has closed" because of cancer.

"Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer. The country has never once shut down. Not a single school has closed. And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer," Greene wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

In her tweets on Saturday, Greene also claimed that COVID-19 restrictions including masks and vaccines do not stop the spread of the virus and are a form of "government control."

Greene also claimed that COVID-19 predominantly targets " obese & older people" and that the government should focus on addressing that.

"To care about others & save lives, our response to #COVID19 should be working towards ending obesity, promote covid treatments that are proven to work, & stop the politically driven mass hysteria," she wrote.
 

Roger A. Shrubber

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Never in the field of politics have so many fucked themselves for no real reason other than swallowing obvious bullshit most children wouldn't fall for. If this keeps up I can see it affecting the 2022 election in some places. I see they wanna blame the "left" for "manipulating" them into it, it's hard for them to admit they are that fucking stupid all on their own. If they aren't idiots already, racism and tribalism soon turn them into one. Almost half of the GOP is a death cult by any definition, drank the Koolaid and breathed the covid, no mask, no vaxx and no common sense at all.


"An unvaccinated person is three times as likely to lean Republican as they are to lean Democrat," says Liz Hamel, vice president of public opinion and survey research at the Kaiser Family Foundation"

"It was not always this way. Earlier in the pandemic, many different groups expressed hesitancy toward getting vaccinated. African Americans, younger Americans and rural Americans all had significant portions of their demographic that resisted vaccination. But over time, the vaccination rates in those demographics have risen, while the rate of Republican vaccination against COVID-19 has flatlined at just 59%, according to the latest numbers from Kaiser. By comparison, 91% of Democrats are vaccinated."

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Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame
Since May 2021, people living in counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump during the last presidential election have been nearly three times as likely to die from COVID-19 as those who live in areas that went for now-President Biden. That's according to a new analysis by NPR that examines how political polarization and misinformation are driving a significant share of the deaths in the pandemic

NPR looked at deaths per 100,000 people in roughly 3,000 counties across the U.S. from May 2021, the point at which vaccinations widely became available. People living in counties that went 60% or higher for Trump in November 2020 had 2.7 times the death rates of those that went for Biden. Counties with an even higher share of the vote for Trump saw higher COVID-19 mortality rates.

The trend was robust, even when controlling for age, which is the primary demographic risk of COVID-19 mortality. The data also reveal a major contributing factor to the death rate difference: The higher the vote share for Trump, the lower the vaccination rate.

The analysis only looked at the geographic location of COVID-19 deaths. The exact political views of each person taken by the disease remains unknowable. But the strength of the association, combined with polling information about vaccination, strongly suggests that Republicans are being disproportionately affected...
good...they've become the enemy of the common good, the more of them that die, the less of them we'll eventually have to jail as seditionist
 

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Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections docks in New Orleans
A Norwegian Cruise Line ship arrived in New Orleans on Sunday with several passengers and crew members who had contracted COVID-19.

The Norwegian Breakaway departed from New Orleans on Nov. 28 and made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico, the Louisiana Department of Health said.

The Louisiana Department of Health, which is working alongside the cruise line, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others to manage the outbreak, said at least 10 people tested positive for the virus. More than 3,200 people were on the ship.

In a statement, Norwegian Cruise Line said all of the cases of COVID-19 were asymptomatic.

"We have identified a handful of COVID-19 cases among guests and crew onboard Norwegian Breakaway," the statement added.

"We are testing all individuals on Norwegian Breakaway prior to disembarkation, as well as providing post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the CDC," the statement also said.

The cruise line said passengers who tested positive would take their personal vehicles to their private residences or "self-isolate in accommodations provided by the company."

Some passengers on the ship said they were unaware of the outbreak until asked about it by a reporter. Others said they were informed of the positive cases while on board, according to WVUE, a local Fox affiliate in New Orleans.

Passengers said they had been tested for COVID-19 on Saturday before leaving the ship on Sunday. The cruise line also provided them with take-home rapid tests upon leaving the ship, WVUE reported.
 

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Neil Gorsuch's terrifying paragraph
I am terrified by a paragraph that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a few weeks ago. You should be, too. He and two other justices think the Constitution forbids states from imposing, on religious dissenters, the kind of vaccination requirements that freed the United States from diphtheria, measles and polio. If these judges have their way, those diseases may come back.

A bit of background. In June, Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Gorsuch and Justice Clarence Thomas, declared that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment should be understood to hold “that a law that imposes a substantial burden on the exercise of religion must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling interest.” The compelling-interest test is, the court has said, “the most demanding test known to constitutional law.” It means that a right has been infringed, the party challenging the law will probably win and government has a heavy burden of proof.

Now here is the paragraph. In October, the court declined to block Maine’s requirement that health care workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus notwithstanding their religious objections. Gorsuch, dissenting (joined by Thomas and Alito), wrote the following:

"I accept that what we said 11 months ago remains true today — that 'temming the spread of COVID–19' qualifies as 'a compelling interest.' At the same time, I would acknowledge that this interest cannot qualify as such forever. Back when we decided Roman Catholic Diocese, there were no widely distributed vaccines. Today there are three. At that time, the country had comparably few treatments for those suffering with the disease. Today we have additional treatments and more appear near. If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency."

It is hard to know what future Gorsuch imagines. When he wrote that, COVID-19 was killing 1,000 Americans every day. The wonderful new interventions he cites so triumphantly have been less successful than everyone had hoped, in large part because of the very vaccine resistance he is trying to abet.

Gorsuch is, one hopes, not fool enough to think that the disease is about to be eradicated. If that is right, then he can only mean that the level of death will decline to a point that is acceptable to him — so acceptable that the state will no longer have a compelling interest in preventing those deaths, and he will vote to order religious exemptions even if the state proves that people will die as a result. (Are you terrified yet?)

The accuracy of his final sentence is beyond question; its relevance is doubtful. Must an indefinite state of emergency exist before the state can require health care workers, who are in daily contact with very vulnerable people, to be vaccinated against deadly plagues that they might transmit to those people? How about requiring children to be vaccinated before they attend school?

Right now, there are not five votes for the mandatory-accommodation regime that Gorsuch, Alito and Thomas want. But Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett have been willing to aggressively deploy religious liberty arguments to constrain anti-COVID-19 measures, and in the Maine case they said nothing to distance themselves from Gorsuch’s argument.

Gorsuch argued that the Maine regulation discriminates against religion because it grants medical but not religious exemptions. The court’s conservative majority has been aggressive in discerning such discrimination whenever a law has any nonreligious exemptions.

There are good public health reasons for Maine’s policy, to which Gorsuch seemed oblivious. But if his reading of the Free Exercise Clause prevails, it won’t matter whether anyone else is excused. Religious exemption will be a constitutional right. As the crazy anti-vaccination ideology increasingly takes over the Republican Party, we can expect many to exercise that right, sincerely or otherwise.

One of the principal attractions of the idea of religious liberty has always been that the exercise of one person's religion doesn't hurt anyone else. In Thomas Jefferson's classic formulation, "It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Now, however, the pickpockets and leg-breakers are in charge.
 

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Omicron Covid variant poses greater risk for the unvaccinated, former White House advisor says
  • There’s reason to believe that current vaccines are going to be “quite effective” in combating the effects of the omicron strain, says former White House advisor Andy Slavitt.
  • He added that the new strain poses greater risk to the unvaccinated.
  • Slavitt was a senior advisor on President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team.
The new omicron Covid variant poses a greater risk for the unvaccinated and there’s reason to believe that current vaccines are going to be “quite effective,” a former White House advisor said Monday.

“What we know for sure is that it is a dangerous variant for people who have not been vaccinated,” Andy Slavitt told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia.”

“What we have to get to learn is whether or not omicron — how it spreads in an environment where delta is strong,” he said.

Slavitt previously served as a senior advisor on President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team and ran the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services under the Obama administration.

Anecdotal reports suggest omicron may lead to milder disease compared with other variants, but that may be because of “pre-existing immune responses,” said Dr. Jerome Kim, director general of the International Vaccine Institute.

He told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Monday that a “significant portion” of the world had already been vaccinated or infected with Covid-19 at some point before omicron emerged.

“The presence of either vaccine or previous infection … will mitigate any disease that occurs,” he said, adding that there aren’t many people being exposed to omicron who have not been vaccinated or infected before.

“We really can’t tell if it’s actually more severe if it were in a natural setting, or if it’s now less severe because of the presence of pre-existing immune responses,” Kim said.

What we know about omicron
Delta, the variant that was first detected in India, is still responsible for most of the current Covid infections, according to the World Health Organization.
 

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Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections docks in New Orleans
A Norwegian Cruise Line ship arrived in New Orleans on Sunday with several passengers and crew members who had contracted COVID-19.

The Norwegian Breakaway departed from New Orleans on Nov. 28 and made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico, the Louisiana Department of Health said.

The Louisiana Department of Health, which is working alongside the cruise line, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others to manage the outbreak, said at least 10 people tested positive for the virus. More than 3,200 people were on the ship.

In a statement, Norwegian Cruise Line said all of the cases of COVID-19 were asymptomatic.

"We have identified a handful of COVID-19 cases among guests and crew onboard Norwegian Breakaway," the statement added.

"We are testing all individuals on Norwegian Breakaway prior to disembarkation, as well as providing post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the CDC," the statement also said.

The cruise line said passengers who tested positive would take their personal vehicles to their private residences or "self-isolate in accommodations provided by the company."

Some passengers on the ship said they were unaware of the outbreak until asked about it by a reporter. Others said they were informed of the positive cases while on board, according to WVUE, a local Fox affiliate in New Orleans.

Passengers said they had been tested for COVID-19 on Saturday before leaving the ship on Sunday. The cruise line also provided them with take-home rapid tests upon leaving the ship, WVUE reported.
Norwegian Breakthrough Cruise Lines.
 

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rkymtnman

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Donald turns out to be more of a super spreader than his whore wife. Who knew?
 

DIY-HP-LED

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The antivaxxer republicans will freak out.
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NYC Expands Vaccine Mandate to Whole Private Sector, Ups Dose Proof to 2 and Adds Kids 5-11

  • Starting Dec. 27, NYC's vaccine mandate will expand to all private-sector workers, a move Mayor Bill de Blasio called the first of its kind in the nation as he announced the looming changes on Monday
  • The mandate is tightening in other ways, too: proof of two doses rather than one will be required, and kids aged 5 to 11, will have to show proof of one for indoor dining and other activities starting on Dec. 14
  • The latest development comes as the number of confirmed omicron cases rises across the city and the nation, along with the daily COVID-19 positivity rate; early evidence on its severity, though, is encouraging
All private-sector workers in New York City will be subject to the mayor's vaccine mandate starting Dec. 27, affecting 184,000 businesses, while vaccine proof for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment will be required for children ages 5 to 11, according to a toughened vaccine mandate announced by Bill de Blasio Monday.
 

DIY-HP-LED

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Donald turns out to be more of a super spreader than his whore wife. Who knew?
The Trumps might be part of the family plan, like the Crumbley's who are all inside the same jail, but in separate cells. NY has the bunch of them by the balls and the the former first whore is involved in fraud too. I figure she will land on her feet though and it will be interesting to see what she does when Donald starts to go down, divorce, or milk his base of suckers with a "Free Donald" campaign while he's in the big house. Once they get him inside a cell he won't get out, the hits will keep coming.
 

CatHedral

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Donald turns out to be more of a super spreader than his whore wife. Who knew?
Just a different kind of superspreader

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DIY-HP-LED

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The Covid-19 vaccination map looks almost exactly like the election map
https://www.cnn.com/profiles/z-byron-wolf
(CNN)Americans have a common enemy in Covid-19. Cases and hospitalizations are once again rising around the country.
But the nation's leaders continue to have opposing ideas about how to fight that enemy.
We've written before, repeatedly, about the divide between red and blue states in dealing with the pandemic -- usually on masks and vaccines.
 

Roger A. Shrubber

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The Covid-19 vaccination map looks almost exactly like the election map
https://www.cnn.com/profiles/z-byron-wolf
(CNN)Americans have a common enemy in Covid-19. Cases and hospitalizations are once again rising around the country.
But the nation's leaders continue to have opposing ideas about how to fight that enemy.
We've written before, repeatedly, about the divide between red and blue states in dealing with the pandemic -- usually on masks and vaccines.
i didn't think about it, but that's exactly how i would expect it to look...
 

injinji

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The Covid-19 vaccination map looks almost exactly like the election map
https://www.cnn.com/profiles/z-byron-wolf
(CNN)Americans have a common enemy in Covid-19. Cases and hospitalizations are once again rising around the country.
But the nation's leaders continue to have opposing ideas about how to fight that enemy.
We've written before, repeatedly, about the divide between red and blue states in dealing with the pandemic -- usually on masks and vaccines.
On NPR this morning there was a report that if a county voted 60% or more for Trumpf the death rate was three times as high as counties that voted 60% or more for President Joe Rob. You have to admire their determination. Folks who are willing to die to prove a political point would be worth saving, I would think.
 

Snoopy808

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Delta. Omicron. Surge in cases. Not scary enough.
These are words should scare you more.
Antibody dependent enhancement. Escape variants. Exosomes. All the ferrets died.
 
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