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Trump Skips G20 Pandemic Preparedness Meeting as Covid-19 Cases Surpass 12 Million in US

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/21/trump-skips-g20-pandemic-preparedness-meeting-covid-19-cases-surpass-12-million-us

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We would be much better off if he just played golf for the next two months. Whenever he is “on duty” he creates fusterclucks. I mean this sincerely. With Winter coming he’ll have to go back to Mar a Lago for that. That’s OK. Maybe if he is contented and relaxed-if he is capable of that-; he will not create as much grief.

If he has any sense-questionable- he should be preparing his defense for all the criminal cases and law suits he will, likely, be facing; rather than whining about the non-existent vote fraud.

Sorry Donald, the proud boys won’t save you; and your lawyer Giuliani is a pathetic joke.

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Indeed, Vietnam with some 93 million people has about 35 fatalities, humm.

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He has to get his “fake golf score” in on time.

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Well, Ive done the same thing, once I was short-timer at a job I hated. LOL
We / the world will be better off if he stays on the links from now on

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This digest of Johns Hopkins numbers is meant to track the topology of USA’s outbreak: where it’s the most and the least concentrated. New Mexico just leapt into the top quadrant of troubled states, the first state in that group which is not inside that upper midwest cluster (speaking of fusterclucks). Pennsylvania, now in 18th place, is most quickly scooting upward.

STATE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

Ranking is 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. South Dakota      49.5        136.8         1.30
>  2. Wyoming           56.0        107.7         0.73
>  3. Iowa              45.1        105.1         0.61
>  4. Idaho             40.0         66.7         0.89
>  5. Kansas            35.3         74.0         0.65
>  6. North Dakota      14.5        160.5         1.15
>  7. Montana           22.2         95.2         1.02
>  8. Wisconsin         15.0        102.2         0.72
>  9. Utah              19.1         82.1         0.30
> 10. Nebraska          13.3         95.1         0.65
> 11. Missouri          19.6         61.0         0.79
> 12. Minnesota         13.5         86.0         0.66
> 13. New Mexico        14.2         68.9         0.94
> --- ---------------------- ------------ ------------
> 14. Illinois          11.0         76.4         0.86
> 15. Indiana           11.5         70.5         0.87
> 16. Alabama           22.4         36.7         1.27
> 17. Oklahoma          15.1         52.1         0.66
> 18. Pennsylvania      21.7         31.9         1.05
> 19. Tennessee         12.8         50.1         1.25
> 20. Colorado          10.5         63.0         0.59
> 21. Arkansas          13.3         46.5         1.43
> 22. Michigan          10.5         55.8         0.88
> 23. Mississippi       17.1         33.4         1.47
> 24. Nevada            13.2         44.4         0.67
> 25. Ohio              11.2         46.3         0.53
> 26. Arizona           16.2         29.7         0.93
> 27. Kentucky           9.3         48.7         0.64
> 28. Rhode Island       5.5         64.7         0.65
> 29. Alaska             5.2         66.4         0.21
> 30. Texas             10.4         30.1         1.26
> --- ---------------------- ------------ ------------
> 31. West Virginia      6.7         37.1         1.22
> 32. Georgia            8.1         29.9         1.42
> 33. Oregon            12.8         18.6         0.81
> 34. Florida            7.8         26.9         0.99
> 35. North Carolina     7.7         26.3         1.18
> 36. New Jersey         6.8         30.8         0.65
> 37. Louisiana          6.5         29.2         1.12
> 38. Connecticut        5.0         37.5         0.71
> 39. South Carolina     6.7         25.1         1.36
> 40. Delaware           5.4         28.4         0.86
> 41. Virginia           7.8         18.6         0.90
> 42. Washington         7.4         19.1         0.81
> 43. Maryland           5.3         24.7         0.84
> 44. Massachusetts      2.8         28.2         1.23
> 45. California         5.1         19.1         0.68
> --- ---------------------- ------------ ------------
> 46. New Hampshire      4.3         19.5         0.48
> 47. D.C.               2.9         17.0         0.88
> 48. New York           2.5         18.1         0.71
> 49. Maine              1.9         10.6         0.72
> 50. Hawaii             2.1          6.3         0.75
> 51. Vermont            1.4          9.3         0.28
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John Hopkins participated in these statistic also.

~https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/viet-nam/

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“President Doanld Trump skipped a meeting with other leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies where the attendees discussed the coronavirus pandemic.”

I doubt anyone noticed. (Or sighed with relief.)

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“There’s no precedent in American history for this kind of deranged behavior.”

True, but one would never know it from the silence of the Republican Party! To call it the Republican Party is a misnomer, it is now the Trump Party. Just the same as the fascist party in Nazi, Germany was the Hitler Party.

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True, if they can keep Americans from coming to their countries.

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And the only sound the democrats make is cheering. Because it allows them to foist their worst corporate toadies on us.

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It didn’t have to be this way. That’s the real-life, on-the-ground assertion of southeast Asian countries like Viet-Nam and New Zealand. This is the 21st century and humans know how to deal with global pandemics. The only blockage is insuperably dominant profitable, exploitable ignorance almost everywhere else, but especially in USA. My one consolation: So far the mother continent, probably because of so much prior experience, has demonstrated competence – going by the numbers.

I’m keeping a very close eye on JH’s international outbreak trajectories, which might finally be coming to a duller peak, a rounder top, in some European countries. Johns Hopkins’ calculated test-positivity is most telling, imho, but annoyingly volatile. This is where I find their international positivity assessments:

~https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/international-comparison

USA as a whole just went to 10.22% positivity, but there are very few countries which consistently score as badly as our midwest states. Mexico got 75% today, which is terrible.

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I appreciate your understanding of statistical analysis and sources, so thank you.

I agree there is a lot to be learned about this country and the world with this level of examination. Yes, we know how to deal with it, maybe a little slow to understand the consequences.

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Biden will be Obama 2.0, with his pro-Wall St./corporate policies, causing Trump 2.0 in 2024.

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That is a real possibility. What we cannot afford in the first instance and frightening in the second.

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McConnell and the repubs did not want to provide federal unemployment benefits to people because they said people would not want to go back to work. I guess they were looking at Trump when they came to that conclusion.

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Just think, this whole ordeal could have been completely avoided if you progressives just voted for Hillary and not that waste of a vote, Jill Stein. I would love for the Green Party and progressives to be at the highest level of government but it’s a pipe dream because too many in power like the power and like things just the way they are.

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Hi Shantiananda:.
Maybe he 's forming his new party, the TRUMazi party.
MATA = Make America Trump Again… he’ll probably stay with red hats though. : )

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He is preparing for his defense by suckering his base into giving him money to contest the election. He knows it is futile but the longer he can drag it out the more he can con out of his base.

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Yes, yet remember…

Hitler won his election, in some manner that the orange fat man is having trouble duplicating. Maybe too much time chomping greasy burgers and slurping diet drinks whilst texting totalitarianism is better. Wise and benevolent dictators are the best system the fat pig says.

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