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'Trump Is KILLING Americans': As US Cases Top 9 Million, Stanford Study Ties President's Rallies to Covid-19 Spread

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/31/trump-killing-americans-us-cases-top-9-million-stanford-study-ties-presidents

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MAGA, The Scarlett Acronym, one size kills all, made in Jina.

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when will he and the Republicans who enable this fool be charged with manslaughter??–of course they won’t be --the feckless Democrats will let this atrocity go by the wayside like so many of the atrocities committed by the Republicans over the years and not a single person will pay the price for their science denying killing of our citizens

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WORST THIRD-SURGE OUTBREAKS

Johns Hopkins’ test-positivity is key, but also volatile. States are ranked based on current positivity factored with “surge growth” since September 12 & with “immediate mortality” – the ratio of 7-day averages for deaths and cases (from CDC).

>                        JH      surge growth   immed
>                    positivity   since 9/12  mortality
>                        %            %           %
>  1. Wyoming           43.2        863.4        0.56
>  2. South Dakota      47.0        475.6        0.76
>  3. Montana           17.1        715.7        1.42
>  4. Idaho             34.2        363.5        1.03
>  5. Kansas            33.8        282.7        0.55
>  6. Iowa              32.9        272.8        0.69
>  7. New Mexico         8.6        942.5        0.73
>  8. Wisconsin         13.7        416.3        0.80
>  9. Utah              15.8        357.7        0.25
> 10. Colorado           6.9        670.1        0.49
> 11. North Dakota      11.9        361.9        0.99
> 12. Alaska             8.2        510.5        0.26
> 13. Pennsylvania      13.3        288.4        1.03
> 14. Minnesota          8.5        418.8        0.76
> 15. Alabama           20.9        164.0        0.73
> 16. Arizona           10.5        312.6        0.77
> 17. Nevada            10.6        292.3        0.57
> 18. Nebraska           9.4        309.7        0.69
> 19. Indiana            8.2        324.6        1.04
> 20. Missouri          12.0        208.8        1.80
> 21. Illinois           7.6        335.6        0.75
> 22. Kentucky          10.1        242.9        0.67
> 23. Michigan           6.3        362.5        0.82
> 24. Tennessee          9.8        210.8        1.44
> 25. New Jersey         4.7        428.1        0.57
> 26. Ohio               6.3        292.4        0.53
> 27. Connecticut        3.0        537.2        0.68
> 28. Oregon             7.7        234.6        0.69
> 29. Texas              8.9        188.0        1.32
> 30. Arkansas           9.8        150.3        1.66
> 31. North Carolina     6.6        203.4        1.35
> 32. Rhode Island       3.1        418.1        0.76
> 33. Mississippi        6.8        170.0        1.52
> 34. Massachusetts      1.8        366.2        1.68
> 35. Washington         4.6        197.9        1.34
> 36. West Virginia      4.4        210.8        1.08
> 37. Oklahoma           8.5        116.9        1.10
> 38. Florida            5.2        159.4        1.36
> 39. Delaware           3.8        156.5        2.22
> 40. New Hampshire      1.8        343.8        0.91
> 41. South Carolina     5.8        123.9        1.69
> 42. Georgia            8.2         92.2        1.81
> 43. Virginia           6.2        127.9        0.79
> 44. New York           1.5        272.7        0.74
> 45. Louisiana          4.4         85.4        2.42
> 46. Maryland           3.0        145.1        0.97
> 47. California         3.1        130.3        1.02
> 48. D.C.               1.9        172.7        0.00
> 49. Maine              1.0        300.0        0.00
> 50. Vermont            0.5        475.0        0.00
> 51. Hawaii             1.9         52.9        1.35

For reference, WHO says 5% positivity is out of control. States approaching 50% positivity are possibly the most infected areas on Earth, so far as we can tell from our exceptional statistics.

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Very rarely in human history have mass murderers as rulers been tried for their crimes or been killed by the populace. King Louis and his wife in France, Mussolini…Hitler took the coward’s way out while his underlings paid for it at Nuremberg. Even then, several headed for other countries to live out the rest of their lives. Stalin, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld, the various presidents who kept us at war in Vietnam, Obama(yes, Obama!)…Don’t look for Trump et al to get their just due. All that Trump has ever focused on during his life has been…Trump. Period.
It’s only the smallfolk that end up in the prisons of the wealthy…

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Yep, those too.

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Yep killing his base but they become super spreaders before the die

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At a recent rally Trump mocked Laura Ingraham, who was in the crowd, for having the audacity of wearing a mask. And the irony is that despite being attacked Ingraham will in all likelihood refrain from telling Trump on her program that the reason why she wore a mask was because of the simple fact that she had no desire to come down with COVID-19. But criticizing Trump and telling the truth takes courage and integrity and those traits are in short supply at Fox “News.”

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I value your posts here so much, thank you.
What do you think is going to happen next week?
It’s feeling very ominous to me. I think trump is going to hold onto and expand his power.
I can’t bear to be in a country where so many people are choosing to vote for a racist, misogynist, pathological creature that by his behaviors promotes the murder of most life forms on earth.

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If not in prison, in a coffin.

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IMHO, the “immediate mortality” statistic is extremely misleading, and does not begin to reflect the actual number of deaths that result from a given day’s or even the same week’s case total.  Am I wrong in thinking it takes many days
for those with serious cases to die?  There’s a week to ten days from initial infection to diagnosis & hospitalization,
then three to five weeks – or more – of intense pain and suffering with concomitant intensive care by heroic doctors and nurses and then a lonely death, totally isolated from any loved ones or even friends.  It seems to me that the mor­bidity stat should be more closely associated with the original case numbers, or that there should at least be a delay in the count based on the average time between hospitalization and death (which is what — four or five weeks?)  IMHO, yester­day’s approximately 100,000 new cases will result in 2,500 deaths per day by December 10, not the 728 daily deaths that averaging the first ten states in your chart (above) would predict.

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Courage and integrity and truth telling aren’t just in short supply on Faux News, (OAN, Newsmax–my adds) as you said, they are NONEXISTENT!

These rightwing faux news blasts channels are called, “Propaganda channels” for that very reason.

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Well said as the terrific documentary Totally Under Control confirms much of what you have written. For those who are interested this film can be seen for free from now until election day at the web site Totally Under Control.

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The only thing these rallies are missing is Dump shown with a scull-and-crossbones flag next to him.

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Curious that we are told that DT has COVID, as he continues to attend rallies with most un-masked.
It is likely that DT does not have COVID; we were told that, but look at that superman - he’s not ill, not hospitalized. The implicit message being: you too can survive it, so continue to put others and yourselves at risk.

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I too thought at the time the whole episode was being faked so that he could use his “miraculous” survival as another propaganda tool — sorta like Dustin Hoffman’s character in ‘Little Big Man’ being cured by Martin Balsam’s snake oil.   One thing we should give Tweetle-Dumb credit for:  he IS the World’s Greatest Con Man, no doubt about it, using his survival of a (most likely faked) illness to both enhance his own phony macho “manliness” and to downplay the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic that is having such negative effects on “his” economy and “his” presiduncy.

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Why isn’t the Führer charged with murder? Because he’s above the law. If it were any of us, we would be charged with murder. This alone should be proof that he will not be subjected to any (legal) consequences whenever he leaves office whenever that might be, since most people seem absolutely terrified of him and treat him with “kid gloves” and tip toe around him, hoping not to offend.

And I wish people would call him what he is: a Führer, rather than that childish and immature Dump and Rump and tRump and other variations and all that silly drivel. All that other stuff minimizes the severity that he is indeed a Führer, or that people don’t possess the maturity to understand that he is a Führer.

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Hehheh.

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And the sad and frustrating thing is that so many people not only watch those programs but end up believing the propaganda which they are told by those right wing propagandists.

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Perhaps a more accurate label would be Il Duce given the fact that during the 2016 presidential campaign CNN showed where Trump heaped praise upon the former fascist Italian dictator.

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