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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Where everyone gets their news these days, ImRight.com
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I pretty much agree with you here. Like I said the whataboutism is getting to me. I am upset at how the feds have handled this (not just POTUS, but department heads that failed to act as reported in the NYT article I linked). If we were talking in person, I feel like we would understand each other 100%.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm sorry, but this whataboutism needs to stop. This is a novel virus. We barely know anything about it. This can come back and absolutely wreck us in the fall/winter a la the 1918 flu. This is the reason we are/should be throwing everything we can to stop it. We literally haven't seen anything like this in a 100 years. I agree with everything else you said. I'm just tired of people comparing this to other causes of death that we have a much better understanding of because it leads to misinformation.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/testing-coronavirus-pandemic.html A good overview of how we got to where we are now due failures at the top of HHS, CDC, FDA, etc. But as the deadly virus from China spread with ferocity across the United States between late January and early March, large-scale testing of people who might have been infected did not happen — because of technical flaws, regulatory hurdles, business-as-usual bureaucracies and lack of leadership at multiple levels... The result was a lost month, when the world’s richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus’s spread. Instead, Americans were left largely blind to the scale of a looming public health catastrophe. The absence of robust screening until it was “far too late” revealed failures across the government, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, the former C.D.C. director. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins, said the Trump administration had “incredibly limited” views of the pathogen’s potential impact. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said the lapse enabled “exponential growth of cases.” And Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, a top government scientist involved in the fight against the virus, told members of Congress that the early inability to test was “a failing” of the administration’s response to a deadly, global pandemic. “Why,” he asked later in a magazine interview, “were we not able to mobilize on a broader scale?”
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Only in America
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I bet this is related to those comments. Small excerpt: "The initial projection, one senior administration official said, was that after three weeks of preparation it could produce an initial run of 20,000 ventilators, or about two-thirds of what Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York recently said his state alone needed to cover the influx of coronavirus patients expected in two weeks, if not sooner. That number then shrank to 7,500 ventilators in the initial run, or maybe 5,000, an apparent recognition that auto transmissions and ventilators had very little in common. Those numbers are in flux and so are the Trump administration’s because the White House cannot decide how many ventilators it wants.... The $1.5 billion price tag comes to around $18,000 a ventilator. And the overall cost, by comparison, is roughly equal to buying 18 F-35s, the Pentagon’s most advanced fighter jet."
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Approval ratings for leaders around the world are spiking since the pandemic was declared (well, most)
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    What kind of an abomination of a post is this supposed to be?
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    Opening day is now ruined!
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Canada will not send athletes to the Olympics if its not postponed.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    As do I if my sinuses get congested. The difference in reported cases is that people had clear sinuses.
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/health/coronavirus-symptoms-smell-taste.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes Very interesting. Lost of smell and/or taste seem to be the first symptom to appear in otherwise healthy people infected with the virus.
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    Where is Jake Burger?

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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    And the administration was warned about this exact scenario by the previous administration. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/trump-inauguration-warning-scenario-pandemic-132797
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    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    The governor is pissed
  17. Tell that to the medical professionals in Italy and Wuhan. You're not worth responding to otherwise. The feds should step in to help its citizens - that's all I will say. Edit: I will add I will be supporting local business more these next few weeks. I recommend others follow if they are able.
  18. It really, really isn't. Only 37% of people got the flu vaccine? Well, that raises herd immunity, which right now is non-existent for COVID -19. Your selfishness and people in your mindset is a perfect representation of where we are as a society in the US. "Fuck you, I got mine." Boo hoo I can't watch sports or go to a concert for a few weeks. God forbid we try to save some lives for once. Social media is your straw man. Where did I say to panic? Just try to isolate ourselves for a little bit to slow it down so the men and women on frontlines of this don't need to work themselves to death to treat the sick and wounded. Also, this isnt the flu.
  19. Exactly. Who cares if you contract it and then pass it along to others with compromised immune systems and older folks.
  20. So the MLB gave players the option to stay in their ST facilities, go to their teams city, or go to their families. Yankees voted to stay. Wonder what the Sox players are planing.
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    MLB considering no crowds allowed on Opening Day?

    At what point do we get worried about baseball postponing the season?
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    Reds @ Sox | 3:05PM CT | Whitesox.com

    I'm just here to overreact
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    Y2Jimmy > National Reports (Moncada extended 5 years)

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    Sports Bettor Arrested

    May I introduce to a team called the New York Mets
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    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    Yelich and Brewers closing in on a big 7 year extension. With the two years left on his deal and the mutual option this could be for 10 years total.