Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/further/2020/05/27/close-zero-not
Yes, The sewage idea fits well. In fact science is studying raw sewage and finding that covid 19 lurking there gives a good sense of what the coronavirus is doing through by how the virus shows up in the sewage. Plus Trump is very much like the Grendal character in Beowulf. Destroying life and guarding his gold at the same time----useless man, useless dragon.
trump is Irrelevant.
A word on herd immunity, all figures from credible scientific sources, erring on the conservative side:
US population = 330,000,000
Percentage needing to be infected (w/ social distancing) for herd immunity to kick in = 43%.
330,000,000 x .43 = 142,000,000
Mortality rate = .37%
142,000,000 x .0037 = 525,000 deaths
So, erring on the conservative side, well over 400,000 Americans are on track to die if we go for full herd immunity in an effort to return the economy “back to normal.”
On the bright side, we’re almost 20% of the way to herd immunity. Fuck.
Perhaps now that the media is experiencing some inconvenience and mistreatment by the establishment they may start reporting accurately about the government abusing its power, but that’s probably too optimistic. Interesting to see how delicately they were handled as opposed to the protesters who were gassed and shot with rubber bullets.
I must note that the best ads put out against Trump are from this group of his fellow Republicans.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is busy figuring out how to give Trump more surveillance powers.
And Trump is running to the Democrats’ left on three major issues.
Which is why choosing the LOTE is getting harder and harder.
Drump, neanderthal republicans and the Mental State of Denial.
The seemingly INFINITE DENIAL of the neanderthal camp is really beyond comprehension.
Bush 2 gave us the worst depression since the Great Depression, and brought us the
NEVER ENDING WAR & THE COWARDLY AMERICAN PATRIOT.
STUPID STUPID neanderthals.
drump, et-al neanderthals, have killed more Americans than the Korean and Vietnam wars combined.
Now sailing swiftly past the number of Americans killed in WW1.
And creating the largest number of unemployed Americans ever, bypassing the Great Depression.
We have yet to get the stats on his Great Job on the Economy.
Still, neanderthals scream, let’s all deny it, let’s all ignore it, forget science,
“trump is great, dead democrats are great”
Mo Money…SACRIFICE the LIVING for …MORE MONEY
At what point do they WAKE UP?
At what DEATH TOLL is enough, enough.
AT WHAT POINT DOES THE NEANDERTHAL BRAIN GO FROM DENIAL TO SELF PRESERVATION.
Jesus H Christ.
Can all these motherfuckers follow their great NAZI leader and have a giant glass of Lysol and yet another dose of Hydroxychloroquine.
PLEASE. FOR THE SAKE OF US ALL. FOLLOW YOUR FUHRER’S ORDERS.
DRINK UP YOUR LYSOL AND DOUBLE YOUR DOSE OF Hydroxychloroquine.
As to the delinquent, missing in action, no leadership, herd mentality, no action, no visibility, no brains, NO PLAN AT ALL, “still enabling neanderthals with GESTAPO legislation”, STUPID FUCKING DEMOCRATS…
Nature’s Covid is looking like a better alternative for the Human Race every day.
I stopped voting for the LOTE in 1992.