8 thoughts on “Avoid the COVID hoax!

  1. 4therecord says:

    (July 1st, 2020): “The crisis is …being handled.” President Trump, just hours after the US reached its worst-ever daily total of new infections of 51,174 on Wednesday. That record would only stand for 24 hours as the US broke its record again with 51,504 new cases reported late Thursday. The United States is now the the world leader in Covid-19 infections and deaths, with Texas, Florida and Arizona — Republican-run states that most aggressively embraced Trump’s impatient demands to get the economy open again — heading into what one expert warned is a viral threat that is approaching “apocalyptic” levels. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/03/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-texas-arizona-florida/index.html
    (September 20, 2019): “The World Knows an Apocalyptic Pandemic Is Coming : But nobody is interested in doing anything about it.” https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/20/the-world-knows-an-apocalyptic-pandemic-is-coming/
    Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, September 2019: “A WORLD AT RISK” https://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/annual_report/GPMB_annualreport_2019.pdf

    • Daniel 5:5 says:

      Pew Research Center polls show Trump’s approval is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people.
      Pew surveyed voters in late March and the same people again in late June, and found 17% of those who approved of the president in March now disapprove.
      The shift came almost equally among Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and college graduates and non-graduates. But those who live in counties with a high number of virus cases were 50% more likely to say they no longer approve of Trump.
      And older voters, who have typically trended conservative and have backed Trump in the past, are abandoning him at the same time the virus hits those ages 65 and older the hardest. (Bloomberg Government 7/6/20) https://about.bgov.com/news/what-to-know-in-washington-trump-support-drops-where-cases-rise/

  2. Judas goat says:

    The White House repeatedly denied the CDC permission to brief the public on the coronavirus, report says https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-denied-permission-to-brief-public-about-coronavirus-yahoo-2020-7
    The CDC found itself unable to do public briefings for three months, beginning not long after a senior official warned in late February that the virus was likely to hit the US hard.
    At the time, this was a sharp contrast with predictions from President Donald Trump, who argued that the coronavirus did not seriously threaten the US.
    Between March 9 and June 12 there were no CDC briefings. In that period, Trump increasingly led communications on the virus, spreading false claims and touting unproven cures. https://news.yahoo.com/after-months-of-being-silenced-the-cdc-is-easing-back-into-public-view-090053863.html

  3. Let's pretend says:

    🔺”Coronavirus updates: Seven-day average case total in the U.S. sets record for 27th straight day” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/05/coronavirus-update-us/
    🔺”Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China : ‘Our country will be greater than ever before.” https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-independence-day-message-plague-china
    🔺”A group of 239 scientists representing 32 countries is reportedly preparing to ask the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise its recommendations for the novel coronavirus due to evidence it says supports the claim the disease is airborne.” [The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive]. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/505936-hundreds-of-scientists-write-letter-to-who-arguing-coronavirus-is-airborne
    🔺”Spain’s coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity” https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/health/spain-coronavirus-antibody-study-lancet-intl/index.html
    🔺”FDA chief refuses to back Trump’s Coronavirus vaccine prediction” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53302766
    🔺”FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump’s claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are ‘harmless'” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/05/fda-commissioner-stephen-hahn-avoid-responding-trumps-covid-claim/5380251002/
    🔺”FDA commissioner ‘concerned’ quarter of Americans could reject coronavirus vaccine” https://nypost.com/2020/07/05/fda-chief-quarter-of-americans-could-reject-coronavirus-vaccine/
    🔺”The House and Senate have adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming new rise in coronavirus infections, setting up an intense struggle when they return over what might be the final major relief package for the pandemic.
    Ignoring Democrats’ demands for immediate action, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has focused on other issues in recent weeks, such as an annual defense policy bill and confirming President Trump’s nominees.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/07/06/congress-departed-two-week-recess-without-addressing-coronavirus-spikes-economic-strains/

  4. p/s says:

    “A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.
    The research adds to recent studies which also found the disease can damage the brain.
    “Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic – perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic – remains to be seen,” said Michael Zandi, from UCL’s Institute of Neurology, who co-led the study.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brains/scientists-warn-of-potential-wave-of-covid-linked-brain-damage-idUSKBN24837S

    “In some patients, the researchers found evidence that the brain inflammation was likely caused by an immune response to the disease, suggesting that some neurological complications of Covid-19 might come from the immune response rather than the virus itself.” https://medicalxpress.com/tags/immune+response/

  5. Darwin award says:

    “30-Year-Old Patient Reportedly Died Of Coronavirus After Attending A ‘COVID Party’ Where People Attempt To Get Infected To See If Virus Is Real” https://brobible.com/culture/article/30-year-old-patient-covid-party/
    “Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,’” Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, told WOAI NBC News Channel 4. https://youtu.be/u8wbR4XW3m8
    “Minnesota Sen. Scott Jensen, who is a medical doctor, appeared on Fox News to talk about how he’s being investigated by the state medical board for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, claiming Gov. Tim Walz is actually the one spreading misinformation.
    The Republican from Chaska briefly appeared on the cable TV network’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Thursday night, speaking with host Laura Ingraham, who said he’s found himself on the wrong side of the “medical mafia.” https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/facing-misinformation-claims-dr-scott-jensen-states-his-case-on-fox-news

  6. just deserts? says:

    Musician Ted Nugent said Monday he tested positive for COVID-19 and had been experiencing intense symptoms, though he’s called the pandemic a “hoax” in the past. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ted-nugent-tests-positive-covid-130610881.html
    In December 2020, the 72-year-old entertainer dismissed the global coronavirus pandemic as “scammy.” Monday, he changed his tune, mentioning the “pandemic clusterfu–.”
    “I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days and I thought I was dying,” he told viewers. “Just a clusterfu–.”
    Previously, Nugent declared that the ongoing global crisis was somehow “not a real pandemic” and people who choose to wear masks — often in compliance with local ordinances — are “sheep.”
    Nugent is a political conservative who expressed support for former president Donald Trump’s policies and even performed at the Republican’s events.
    See also https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/04/days-after-calling-it-bs-ted-nugent-says-hes-been-battling-covid-19-i-thought-i-was-dying.html

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