NYT asks: How badly is America doing?

When can schools safely reopen? When will the economy really start recovering? And when will you next eat in a restaurant, go to a movie, watch pro sports or hang out at a friend’s house?

All of these are, in fact, versions of the same question: When will the United States finally start to get the coronavirus under control?

And the answer appears to be: not any time soon.

The U.S. looks ever more like an outlier. Over the weekend, President Trump again played down the coronavirus as a serious threat, falsely claiming 99 percent of cases are harmless…

Much of the rest of the world is taking a very different approach. It is slowly moving back toward more normal functioning, without setting off major new outbreaks.

Trump is an idiot who spent most of his life looking for a village of hs peers to take him in. Unfortunately, the GOP did a skillful enough job at manipulating our out-of-date electoral system to give him a whole country to screw up.

4 thoughts on “NYT asks: How badly is America doing?

  1. Stay tuned... says:

    “U.S. reports record single-day spike of 60,000 new coronavirus cases” : Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC says U.S. is probably diagnosing [IE counting] 1 in 10 cases. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/us-reports-record-single-day-spike-of-60000-new-coronavirus-cases.html
    “President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are threatening to cut federal funding if schools don’t fully physically reopen, increasing pressure on education leaders as the Trump administration intensifies its drive to get kids back in classrooms.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/08/trump-schools-reopening-federal-funding-352311
    “Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them ‘tough and expensive'” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/08/pence-cdc-changing-coronavirus-school-guidelines-after-trump-attack/5398493002/
    “We can’t wait for schools to reopen safely!” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/08/we-cant-wait-schools-reopen-safely/
    “The University of Melbourne has issued an apology to the Forgotten Australians over medical experiments performed on children in state care.” (2009) http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/lab-rats-medical-experiments-aboriginal-children-care

  2. Meanwhile: says:

    “As coronavirus hospitalizations climb, Trump sidelines health advisers” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/09/coronavirus-live-updates-us/
    “President attempts to blame Fauci for coronavirus ‘mistakes’ as California, Florida and Texas all set new daily death highs” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-live-us-coronavirus-latest-update-fauci-deaths-a9611786.html
    “Fauci: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Say We’re Doing Great. I Mean, We’re Just Not.’” https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/dr-fauci-partisanship-has-made-it-more-difficult-to-suppress-covid-19/
    “Trump the victim: President complains in private about the pandemic hurting himself” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-the-victim-president-complains-in-private-about-the-pandemic-hurting-himself/2020/07/09/187142c6-c089-11ea-864a-0dd31b9d6917_story.html

  3. Social Darwinism says:

    The death toll in the United States from the novel coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Friday, according to data gathered by The Washington Post, a milestone the country was never supposed to reach. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/31/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/ The United States also tallied 1,315 coronavirus deaths Friday, the fifth day in a row the country has reached a four-digit death toll.

    Meanwhile: “Prosecutors have dropped the case against a South Beach man who claimed self-defense against COVID-19 when he pushed another resident out of a condo elevator.
    The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on Friday declined to file any formal charges against 72-year-old Nachem Gross, who’d been charged with aggravated battery against an elderly person for pushing 86-year-old Gerald Steiglitz at the Portofino Tower on June 22.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/for-elevator-shove-florida-man-claimed-self-defense-against-covid-19-he-beat-the-charge/ar-BB17qvjI?ocid=a2hs
    “Gross and his wife were inside an elevator at the condo building, which had mandated only two people per ride to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 150,000 people in the United States.
    Surveillance video shows that Steiglitz tried getting into the elevator, but Gross held up two fingers to signal the ride limit. Steiglitz put his forearm up and tried to walk in, but was met by Gross, who held his forearm up and extended it forward.
    The man stumbled backward and bruised his thigh on a hallway table, Miami Beach police said.”

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