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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:24 am 
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Donald Trump plays down Covid-19 crisis
amid record spike in cases

Chris Megerian·13:56, July 3rd, 2020.

ANALYSIS: While celebrating better-than-expected economic numbers, US President Donald Trump has conceded the coronavirus outbreak isn’t over, but insisted "we're putting out the fires”.

It's more like a blaze raging out of control.

The president appears to be in denial as the US racks up record numbers of confirmed new cases every day, with 50,000 reported on Thursday (NZT).

Although Trump has continued to blame the rising caseload on increased testing, a larger percentage of tests are coming back positive than before, a clear sign more people are growing sick.

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US President Donald Trump swings a baseball bat during a showcase at the White House this week.

The state of Florida reported more than 10,000 new cases on Friday (NZT), with nearly 17 per cent of tests coming back positive. Arizona had more than 3300, with 25 per cent being positive.

The latest daily figures from Texas showed 8076 new cases. Nearly 14 per cent of tests in recent days have found an infection.

More tests are coming back positive in California as well; the state is seeing a surge in new cases after restrictions were loosened on restaurants and public gatherings.

The US death toll, which stands at over 128,000, has not yet accelerated - fatalities typically lag a few weeks behind infections.

In several states, hospital officials fear being overrun with patients needing critical care, much like what New York experienced earlier this year when it was the epicentre of the country's pandemic.

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In several states, health officials fear becoming another New York.

But Trump on Thursday told Fox Business "we're going to be very good with the coronavirus" and "at some point that's going to sort of just disappear”.

And on Thursday he described the coronavirus as more of a nuisance than a crisis, choosing to play cheerleader for a nascent economic resurgence public health experts believe is contributing to the rising caseload.

"We haven't totally succeeded yet. We will soon. We haven't killed all of the virus yet," Trump said during a White House event celebrating American businesses.

Trump did not take questions Thursday, but Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said the administration did not regret turning its attention to getting people back to work.

"There's a safe way to reopen the economy, and we're going to do that carefully," he said.

Dr Eric Toner, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security, disagreed.

"It's very clear that the increasing caseload is due to premature relaxing of the containment measures," he said.

"Some states did not wait for all the metrics; they did not wait for testing and contact tracing to be in place, and opened too fast.

"We could have reopened the economy safely. But we did not."

The escalating number of infections in the United States stands in stark contrast with the European Union, which has seen caseloads fall.

"Many of our peer nations around the world have gotten to the other side of this by adhering to the most rigorous public health principles," said Howard Koh, a Harvard University professor and former health official in former US president Barack Obama's administration.

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Leading infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci testified that the US death toll "is going to be very disturbing”.

"But in our case, unfortunately, we have 50 states following 50 different directions, and no national strategy in a clear national crisis."

Public health experts are ringing alarms in Washington even if Trump doesn't appear to be listening.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified earlier this week that "clearly we are not in total control right now”.

There could be 100,000 new cases every day - twice the current numbers - if the surge in infections isn't stopped, he warned.

The death toll, he said, "is going to be very disturbing - I guarantee you that."

A survey released Thursday found Americans were increasingly distressed about the pandemic, with 65 per cent of adults believing the situation is growing worse, up from 48 per cent the previous week and 37 per cent the week before that.

The survey indicated 56 per cent of adults were very or somewhat worried about catching the virus, meaning the level of fear has rebounded to what was seen in April.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has a double-digit lead in national polls.

The mushrooming crisis stands in contrast to Trump's victorious pronouncements earlier this year.

When announcing guidelines for loosening restrictions on businesses and public gatherings on April 16, he claimed: "We have passed the peak in new cases."

Instead, states are starting now to tap the brakes on plans to allow indoor dining and other activities that make spreading the virus more likely.

"The spread is so rampant right now, there's never a reason for you to have to leave your home," Republican Texas governor Greg Abbott told local television last week.

"Unless you do need to go out, the safest place for you is at your home."

Trump has been absent from his administration's events focused on the coronavirus - perhaps a positive development, given his tendency to tout unproven cures or bogus science during televised events.

But it's also a missed opportunity to use his bully pulpit to focus the country's attention on battling the virus, and he continues to send mixed signals about his own administration's guidelines.

After brushing off the need for masks - even suggesting recently that a reporter wearing a face covering was only doing it to be "politically correct" - Trump told Fox Business he was "all for masks."

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Staffers preparing for Trump’s comeback rally in June tested positive.

Although he's avoided being photographed in a mask, Trump said he's worn one before and that he "looked like the Lone Ranger”.

However, Trump is scheduled to go to a July 4 celebration with fireworks on Saturday (NZT) at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, where the state's Republican governor said masks and social distancing are not required.

Trump's job approval ratings have dived over the course of the outbreak, and the shifting geography of the pandemic could increasingly imperil his re-election chances.

The first hot zones were in states that the president had little chance of winning in November, such as New York, New Jersey, California and Washington. Now some of the worst outbreaks are in battlegrounds such as Florida, Arizona and Texas.

Democrats have already been gaining ground in Arizona, even before the coronavirus spike.

"It's going to take a bad situation and make it worse," said Mike Noble, a Phoenix-based pollster. "People are starting to sour on leadership as it gets more out of control."

The virus seems to be shadowing Trump's campaign as well.

Some staffers preparing for his comeback rally in Oklahoma in June tested positive.

And Herman Cain, a conservative commentator who attended the event, announced this week he had tested positive and was in a hospital.

Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has a double-digit lead in national polls and is leading in several swing states as well.

"Until this president faces what's going on in this country, the economy will remain at risk," Biden said in a livestream event from his home in Delaware.

"The pandemic is getting worse, not better."


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https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/ ... e-in-cases

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:51 am 
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Trump says one thing one day and the contrary the next day.
He's fucked ! He's insane !
Only imbeciles now listen and believe a single word he says.

INCOMPETENCE KILLS

The World will be watching November 3rd.
Who will win ? Stupid folks or smart ones ?

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Melania Trump wrote:
Fuckin Weird any way you look at it...................
Putin is laughing his guts out :smoke:
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Putin is putting himself at risk.
Who knows which germs lays on Trump's tongue ???

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In the news tonight they said that today USA reached 60,000 new cases and over 1,100 deaths.
I'm checking Arizona just to see what happened after last Trump meeting in Tulsa.
Today they began to feel the pain ! Hooray Mr.Trump !!!
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In the Unicorn Land, fools believe that COVID-19 will disappear like magic before the election of November 3rd.
Do you know someone in Unicorn Land ?
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Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

Here's the executive summary of the claims that Mary Trump makes about her presidential uncle:

He paid someone to take his SAT exam for him.

His sister (and Mary's aunt), Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, said that the President is "a clown" and thought he had no chance to win the 2016 election. Barry, who is a practicing Catholic, is also disgusted by evangelicals' support for Trump, and once declared: "The only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there. It's mind-boggling. He has no principles. None!"

The President is a pretty lousy family member. He barely knows his daughter-in-law Lara, and the night his brother (and Mary's father) Freddy died, he skipped the hospital and went to the movies instead.

He fits all nine criteria for clinical narcissism, and may also have antisocial personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, an undiagnosed learning disability, and a sleep disorder.

His parents were awful people; mother Mary was cold and distant, father Fred was emotionally abusive, and was also a racist and an anti-Semite.

The pussy grabbing tape was par for the course; The Donald has a decades-long reputation for saying sexist and wildly inappropriate things about women, including family members. He once admired Mary (his niece, not his mother) in a bathing suit and declared that she was "stacked."

The President is a tightwad, and had a reputation for doing things like regifting a gift basket, except with the high-cost items (e.g., caviar) removed.

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A thought for those who do like Trump and don't wear mask

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why not have a laugh...
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One for you Pedro. . .
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/ˌādēˈsiks/

verb INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
verb: 86

1. eject or bar (someone) from a restaurant, bar, etc.
"they were accused of cheating, and eighty-sixed from their favorite casino"

2. reject, discard, or cancel.
"the passwords will be 86ed by next October"

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What an ass wipe these gal is, holy shit I didn't think anyone could be worse that Sarah Sanders but there it is... :P
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What's her name ? She doesn't look like Stephanie Grisham...

OK, got it... Kayleigh McEnany
Things are going fast these days
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Mij wrote:
What's her name ? She doesn't look like Stephanie Grisham...



Kayleigh McEnany she took the job in April 2020, she's a real piece of work...I would do her though... :mrgreen:


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Plook wrote:
Mij wrote:
What's her name ? She doesn't look like Stephanie Grisham...



Kayleigh McEnany she took the job in April 2020, she's a real piece of work...I would do her though... :mrgreen:

Love it that she's got that damn cross right out there. Like the My Pillow guy. Yes, ass wipe. No, wouldn't do her. Probably give you the 19 along with whatever else Cheato is carrying.


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Probably give you the 19 along with whatever else Cheato is carrying.


I get it that she's up for...grab
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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence


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So much assholes in Trump's courtyard.
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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence



No surprise there....!


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What an asswipe this gal is; holy shit I didn't think anyone could be worse than Sarah Sanders, but there it is... :P
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