Fox Guest: Masks Are Slowing Down Herd Immunity

Fox Guest: Masks Are Slowing Down Herd Immunity

“In fact, lockdowns and mandatory mask mandates are probably slowing the onset of herd immunity. We want people who are generally healthy to actually contract COVID if they do naturally. If you’re under the age of 50, you have got a 99.95 chance of survival.

“You need herd immunity to develop and that’s going to be between about 50-66 percent. Young healthy individuals get COVID, they get sick, they move on with their lives. For the vast, vast majority.

“Look at President Trump, he is 70 plus, he got COVID, he did beautifully. I think we’ve, we need to talk about fundamental issues, vitamin D, zinc.

“If you’re sick, quarantine. If you’re fragile, you’re vulnerable, again, stay safe, quarantine. But the rest of us have to get this society moving. This is a cruel experiment.” – Dr. Ramin Oskoui, speaking last night on Laura Ingraham’s show.

There is video at the link above.   The fact is scientists are not sure herd immunity is even possible with this virus.   They do know it would spike the death rate possibly into the millions.   How many of our population is expendable for someone else’s profits?  Are you?  Is your family?  Your children or grand children?   Why is it that these people can not see that the great USA is saying it can not do what most other countries on the planet managed to do?  When the presidents chief of staff Mark Meadows said that they wouldn’t try to control the spread of Covid he was asked why.   He replied that it was contagious, it was a virus.   Yet again other countries did control it, and even some states in the US are containing it.  I am tired of being thought of a work animal only here for someone else profit.   Also who is going to pay the large medical bills for those who get sick.    I know I was not born a wealthy entitled brat like Jared Kushner and tRump and his family, but I have as much right to life at they do.  Or damn well should.   Hugs

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Doomsday if tRump wins

Non Sequitur Comic Strip for October 19, 2020

About to die

Bully

Jeff Stahler Comic Strip for October 19, 2020

Over Covid

Thanksgiving 2020

Moderately Confused Comic Strip for October 19, 2020

Drive in

Tim Campbell Comic Strip for October 19, 2020

Vote

Brian McFadden Comic Strip for October 19, 2020

Too late

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Editorial cartoons from 2016.   Seems really familiar today.

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U.S. COVID-19 cases hit two-month high, 10 states report record increases

tRump claims Covid 19 is disappearing.   He is wrong, it is exploding in a lot of the country.   Hugs

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/u-s-covid-19-cases-hit-two-month-high-10-states-report-record-increases-idUSKBN26V0GA

New cases of COVID-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with over 58,000 infections of the coronavirus reported and hospitalizations in the Midwest at record levels for a fifth day in a row, according to a Reuters analysis.

Ten of the 50 states reported record one-day rises in cases on Friday, including the Midwestern states of Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. Wisconsin and Illinois recorded over 3,000 new cases for a second day in a row – a two-day trend not seen even during the height of the previous outbreak in the spring, according to Reuters data.

The Western states of Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming also reported their biggest one-day jumps in cases, as did Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Nineteen states have seen record increases in new cases so far in October.

While deaths nationally continue to trend downward, the United States is losing on average 700 lives a day. Three states reported a record one-day increase in fatalities on Friday: Arkansas, Missouri and Montana. Health experts caution that deaths are a lagging indicator and usually rise weeks after cases climb.

The number of people who succumb to COVID-19 is expected to accelerate this winter.

The country’s daily death rate is projected to more than triple by mid-January to 2,250, with an overall 395,000 fatalities by Feb. 1, 2021, according to a new update of the University of Washington’s widely-cited model.

But if Americans increase their wearing of masks to the level seen in Singapore, the Feb. 1 death toll would drop to 316,000, saving 79,000 lives, according to the University’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, whose model has been cited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Currently, there is no federal mandate to wear a mask, and 17 states do not require them, according to a Reuters analysis.

In addition to rising cases, hospitals in several states are straining to handle an influx of patients.

Seven states on Friday reported record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

In the Midwest, hospitalizations rose to nearly 9,000, continuing a streak of records that began on Monday.

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: How can anyone be undecided? Everything tRump touches dies including the US and Democracy

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Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Biden 2020

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Ken Catalino Comic Strip for October 10, 2020

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Rob Rogers Comic Strip for October 09, 2020

Political Cartoon U.S. Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot antifa BLM

Clay Jones Comic Strip for October 10, 2020

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Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Biden polls

Clay Bennett Comic Strip for October 10, 2020

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Trump Calls Giuliani: “I Had To Confront” COVID So That The American People Stopped Being Afraid Of It

Trump Calls Giuliani: “I Had To Confront” COVID So That The American People Stopped Being Afraid Of It

The New York Post report:

President Donald Trump phoned Rudy Giuliani from his hospital bed Saturday afternoon to declare he feels so healthy, “I could get out of here right now.”  The former Big Apple mayor said his friend of 30 years sounded hale and hearty during the conversation. “If you can judge by the way he speaks, he sounded like vintage Donald Trump,” Giuliani said. The president dictated a statement to Giuliani.

“You go tell people I’m watching this coverage. I feel I could get out of here right now. But they’re telling me there can always be a backstep with this disease. But I feel I could go out and do a rally. I am the president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room. I had to confront [the virus] so the American people stopped being afraid of it so we could deal with it responsibly.”

‘I’m going to beat this,’ Trump tells Rudy Giuliani of COVID-19 during phone call

https://nypost.com/2020/10/03/trump-tells-rudy-giuliani-im-going-to-beat-covid-19/?utm_campaign=iphone_nyp&utm_source=twitter_app

“We have made tremendous progress on treating this disease. Fatality rates are very low compared to [the beginning].

“I’m going to beat this.

“Then I will be able to show people we can deal with this disease responsibly, but we shouldn’t be afraid of it.

“If I had handled it any other way, I would have created more panic, more fear in the American people.

“We are making great progress on dealing with this disease and making better progress with the economy than anyone had the right to expect.”

The president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, told reporters Saturday morning that Trump has no fever, is not taking oxygen and is in “good spirits.” But he warned, “The first week of Covid, and in particular days seven to 10, are the most critical in determining the likely course of this illness.”

Again notice tRump had better medical care, and access to the most restricted treatments / medications available.     Also I am watching two different narratives play out.   Hugs

Pentagon Funneled $1B Meant For COVID Supplies To Defense Contractors, Bought Armor, Dress Uniforms

Pentagon Funneled $1B Meant For COVID Supplies To Defense Contractors, Bought Armor, Dress Uniforms

The Washington Post reports:

A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used for making things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms.

The change illustrates how one taxpayer-backed effort to battle the novel coronavirus, which has killed roughly 200,000 Americans, was instead diverted toward patching up long-standing perceived gaps in military supplies.

The Cares Act, which Congress passed earlier this year, gave the Pentagon money to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” But a few weeks later, the Defense Department began reshaping how it would award the money in a way that represented a major departure from Congress’s original intent.

Read the full article.