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Biden to Invoke Defense Production Act for Vaccine Manufacture. Trump? Playing Golf at Mar-a-Lago

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/12/29/biden-invoke-defense-production-act-vaccine-manufacture-trump-playing-golf-mar-lago

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The idiot’s obviously just checked out mentally. This is probably the longest presidential temper tantrum in history.

We’ll see what number next has in store soon enough.

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Juan, you know Joe is borderline mentally there, stop attributing decisions to poor Joe. Who is the puppeteer?

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“Trump really just doesn’t care.”

Probably should have been Biden’s campaign slogan.

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Except that Orangeman (His Pestilence, COVID-45) very much does care. There’s an important, documented distinction between indifference and deliberate malice. The painstaking saboteur cannot precisely be described as indifferent. Like his senior partner COVID-19, he aggressively seeks to sow as much mayhem as possible. The more hurt and desperation, the greater the proceeds for his whole class of predators. He’s even articulated this key predatory principle, what we’re uniquely subjected to as victims of, measurably, the most viciously self-loathing governmental pathology on planet Earth. He’s even marched out his own little Mengeles like Scott Atlas with Great Barringteeth Declarations, announcing their intention to destroy as many of us as they can. That’s something different from not caring. My bet is he really hates golf, and only hits the links every day to rub everyone’s nose in the ongoing overt public health sabotage. Every time I see executioner Moncef Slaoui vowing to impute more Warp Speed to their pet virus operation, I think he belongs in a little black hood.

STATE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ranking is momentum-based on Johns Hopkins’ test-positivity factored with “per-capita newcases” & “immediate mortality” – the ratio of totals on hand for deaths and cases.

>                       JH      per-capita    immed
>                   positivity   newcases   mortality
>                       %           %           %
>  1. Mississippi      62.2        64.2        1.52
>  2. Alabama          38.7        69.4        1.16
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
>  3. Idaho            53.6        65.8        1.24
>  4. Pennsylvania     38.4        66.0        1.91
>  5. Tennessee        19.9        95.9        1.03
>  6. California       11.5        86.2        0.55
>  7. Arkansas         18.7        67.1        1.78
>  8. Kansas           32.6        69.4        1.49
>  9. South Dakota     39.7        64.6        2.69
> 10. Arizona          15.5        83.4        1.04
> 11. West Virginia    11.5        65.9        1.55
> 12. Utah             18.7        74.4        0.47
> 13. Iowa             35.4        49.2        2.66
> 14. Georgia          13.5        54.3        0.73
> 15. Oklahoma         15.5        73.7        0.77
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 16. South Carolina   11.1        55.4        0.98
> 17. Nevada           15.3        71.6        1.27
> 18. Ohio             15.7        72.6        0.84
> 19. Kentucky         14.8        59.6        0.84
> 20. Indiana          11.4        78.4        1.37
> 21. Texas            14.8        49.4        1.18
> 22. Delaware          8.8        70.1        0.64
> 23. North Carolina   10.3        51.5        0.83
> 24. Virginia         12.4        40.5        0.79
> 25. Missouri         16.0        48.4        1.84
> 26. Rhode Island      6.6        94.4        1.26
> 27. Louisiana        10.0        48.4        1.41
> 28. Massachusetts     5.9        63.8        1.15
> 29. New Hampshire     9.3        51.5        0.97
> 30. Florida           9.4        45.6        0.96
> 31. New York          5.6        51.9        1.07
> 32. New Jersey        7.8        49.5        1.30
> 33. Connecticut       6.1        62.5        1.42
> 34. New Mexico        9.6        67.7        2.01
> 35. Nebraska          9.4        60.5        1.60
> 36. Montana          12.8        55.2        1.39
> 37. Illinois          7.9        56.9        2.09
> 38. Wisconsin        10.4        56.1        1.58
> 39. Maine             5.3        28.3        1.19
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 40. Colorado          7.4        54.9        1.64
> 41. Maryland          5.8        40.6        1.55
> 42. Michigan          8.5        43.4        2.42
> 43. Wyoming           9.0        62.4        1.83
> 44. Minnesota         6.5        56.0        1.65
> 45. North Dakota      6.4        53.4        2.56
> 46. Oregon            5.7        28.7        1.39
> 47. D.C.              3.3        33.1        1.41
> 48. Alaska            4.5        60.4        0.58
> 49. Washington        7.4        29.6        0.70
> --- --------------------- ----------- -----------
> 50. Vermont           2.1        15.9        2.18
> 51. Hawaii            2.0         7.6        1.20

Mississippi just jumped to the top because JH is reckoning their weeklong positivity at 100%. This absolutely positive anomaly has occurred before – to Mississippi. Supposedly everyone in the state is testing positive for a whole week, but that can’t be true. My digest adjusts to anomalies like this by blending JH’s weekly and monthly percentages and tallies.

It could be that we’re seeing little ignitions of more contagious variants, popping up in various states. There’s a general relaxation of trends between holiday surges today, in some metrics. But abrupt spans of really bad days – towering over the whole preceding state-outbreak trajectory – recurrently jerk the composite ranking for selected states, Mississippi and Alabama today, sharply upward.

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You would think one writes an article to reveal (via investigation, analysis, and synthesis) or to uncover something new that was not obvious prior to that article. Struggling, here to see the point of this article.

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When Drumpf is led, walked, or dragged out of the White House, he should be handed a bill for what the American people had to pay to protect his sorry ass. As we all must know by now, his total lack of caring for the health and well being of the American people has led to the premature deaths of at least 350,000 and due to the unreporting of related deaths around the country the total may well be over half a million.

This nation of ours owes nothing to the Drumpfs.

The Drumpfs owe everything to this nation that they have robbed us of.

And it’s more than they’ll ever be able to repay.

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What is so sad is that millions of people don’t see him for the con-artist he is. People gave him money, a lot, some who probably need it for themselves, for his “fight” to stay in office. Meanwhile, he has spent a huge amount of time golfing at taxpayer expense, cavorting with conspiracists, and tweeting. The “tough” guy whines incessantly about all the mean things people do to him, but can’t lift a finger to aid the distribution of the vaccine or PPE. If reports are correct, his people aren’t cooperating with the Biden transition team in key departments at this very important time. It’s shameful.

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Nope, it’s criminal. At least in civilized society where people’s brains are working it is.

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Joe is a corporate puppet…just like most of congress. He’s been at it for over forty years and does not need anybody to tell him how to do it. Fortunately he will make some better decisions than the orange wall of death.

"Trump’s policies are the reason those people are still unemployed. "
( And please note that nobody in senate or house gives a darn either.)

Juan, How so? because local and state officials are the responsible elected and appointed who are close to the current needs, not any one in DC. Locals close the schools, bars and restaurants. Also, many factories were provided ‘essential’ status and have worked everyday with active covid cases actually on the shop floor. Talk about fear!!

The actual vaccine deliveries vs the previously promised turns out to be an election vote gimmick.
Sadly, we are very slow giving the shots. And the waiting lines are long. Not yet purchasing more Pfizer at $19 per dose and the ultra low temperature for transport and storage was / is reasonable with three or four additional vaccines coming this week and next.