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'Baffling': Trump Admin Reportedly Slashing Vaccine Allocations to States While Millions of Doses Sit on Shelves

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/18/baffling-trump-admin-reportedly-slashing-vaccine-allocations-states-while-millions

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Heard on news that Tweetle-Dumb has phoned MBS recently, and I suspect his “Uncle” Vlad as well.  Probably offered them a few million doses each in exchange for asylum starting January 22 . . .

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Trump is like the spurned husband who kills his estranged wife. If he can’t have her no one will. He is trying to do maximum damage to the country on his way out. This fits perfectly with his cluster of three major personality disorders.

Hitler tried the same thing but was thwarted; he wanted to destroy all of what was left of German infrastructure because, “the German people failed him”.

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No way he will go to saudi. Russia maybe. But he’s not going to florida:

~https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/17/trump-mar-a-lago-club-neighbors-florida

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Bet the vaccine sitting in warehouses was for Blue States.

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With the damage crossing a significant threshold today:

A brief history of USA COVID-19 cases (latest CDC numbers):

> WEEK    9 WEEKS              CASES
>         ENDING          NEW       TOTAL
> 
>   9.  02/06/2020          11          11
>  18.  04/09/2020     459,154     459,165
>  27.  06/11/2020   1,556,862   2,016,027
>  36.  08/13/2020   3,212,790   5,228,817
>  45.  10/15/2020   2,729,437   7,958,254
>  54.  12/17/2020   9,029,657  16,987,911

The base of the NEW column shows USA has added 9 million cases over the past couple of months. One million new cases per week, nearly 6,000 per hour.

This works out to average daily cases per 100K of 66.1, for the past week.

~https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesper100klast7days

This chart from OWID shows USA ascending to record heights in new-cases per day for our own outbreak, with only France’s early November peak remaining for us to exceed (it won’t be long):

~https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-covid-cases-per-million-three-day-avg

None of this is “baffling” when you see the memos documenting that they’ve accomplished what they set out to achieve: infecting USA as much as possible. Fascists sow chaos because chaos is beneficial to fascists. Twas ever thus.

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Other than allocating more money than requested to the military industrial media infotainment complex (MIMIC) and other corporate welfare recipients, the GOP has created nothing during the past 40 years while serially obstructing, dismantling and destroying everything else.

The GOP will never stop obstructing Covid-19 medical and economic recovery, no matter where Trump ends up after January 20.

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Baffling?, really?.. Surprised?.. A cornered animal is very dangerous. With a month to go, better keep very vigilant on this one. Hopefully those around him are keeping him on a very short leash…

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Over 3000 die every day

The rich get the best healthcare

While the Common People Die

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Looks like Spain is headed for third wave:

~https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/18/covid-in-europe-spain-facing-third-wave-while-macron-has-real-symptoms

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yes… while the politicians approve $750 Billion for more military weapons, this country chooses not to have health-care for the sick, the disabled, the elderly…unless they have money or a job with health insurance access… We have, almost, a new President, maybe Old Joe will do it right this time.

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In view of his track record, “old Joe doing us right” is a BIG maybe.

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Most difficult logistically?
How about supplying military units in Europe during WW2?
Food, boots, and bullets for every soldier, every day for years.
Heavy equipment positioning, repairing, and dispersing.
Moving ships and planes and units daily.

Or is it harder for FED-X to deliver to known addresses?

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Smells like genocide.

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This is Trump’s childish revenge fantasy writ large, as in inflicted on an entire country. He is responsible for this. Directly.

If Biden does nothing else about what this slimy family has done to us, he should punish this most harshly. Until they bleed.

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Hi Phred_Pharkel;
i thought the same things when I heard that WA, OR and CA were told they would get 40% less. Hmmm------I wonder what other Dem states are affected this way?

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This is especially concerning when people need two shots for the vaccine to be effective. Is the last dose not forthcoming?

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Maybe Trump wants to states to just get their own and bid against each other for what is left-- as he did with PPE?

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Maybe el Duce is trying to stir an insurrection by blocking vaccine distribution, so to declare martial law and order the military to quell the peasants, to MAGA, in NY, in Calif, and maybe in Michigan.

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SUUUURE he will — just like his mentor, O’Bummer.  And just in case you haven’t noticed, we DON’T have a new Speaker of the House.   "Déjâ vu all over again . . . "

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