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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Donnie Dithered and People Died

Fifty thousand people. That's how many would not have died if Trump had listened to scientists instead of his infamous gut. More Americans died in the pandemic than were killed in Vietnam because Trump was engaging in his baseless conspiracy theories.

Trump failed to act.

If he had acted two weeks earlier, 54,000 people wouldn't have died. A week earlier, 36,000 people. All dead because Dimbulb Donnie was more worried about the stock market than the lives of American citizens.

But he thinks that he and his son-in-law, the Prince of Merde, are doing a heckuvajob.

Well, we now have a feeling why Trump and his party aren't taking the pandemic seriously:
The effects of COVID-19 on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups is still emerging; however, current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.
And this:
Neighborhoods with high concentrations of black and Latino people, as well as low-income residents, suffered the highest death rates, while some wealthier areas — primarily in Manhattan — saw almost no deaths, according to the new data, which was published by the New York City Health Department.

The findings reinforced earlier reports showing that black and Latino New Yorkers were dying at twice the rate of white residents when the data is adjusted for age.
Given Trump's long history of racism, one would have to be exceedingly generous to the Grifter-in-Chief to not believe that, as soon as he was told that CoVid-19 was hammering minorities hardest, that's when he shifted gears and went full-bore on encouraging opening up everything.


0_0 said...

Like Trump knew this in advance? There's no way.

What would you have done, on what day, based on what information? Remember much of the media, including Vox, was saying fears were overblown for quite some time.

Tewshooz said...

We kill over 100,000 people every year to medical mistakes and prescribed drugs. They counted every death as COVID 19. Give me a break. Check your facts.

Jones, Jon Jones said...

The IC warned in November and December. The Trump medical people in early January. Peter Navarro in mid January. The travel sites had it when the medical people had it for different reasons. There was no reason for surprise in any way shape or form.

Steve J said...

CM, troll clean up, aisle 2...

Eck! said...


Lets start with the easily checked by us.

WHO Dec-31 warning of COVID-19 spread.
January 8th CDC issues an alert about Pneumonia's in Wuhan.
January 18 DrumpF receives briefing about WuHan Corona Virus.
January 21 first US case...
January 22 DrumpF "we have it under control"
Jan 29 Navarro warns...
Jan 30 Azar warns...
Jan 31 US decares Public health emergency.
Feb 19 "when we get into april" His prediction "it will disappear".

From then on it was DrumpF trying to wag the dog and wasting time.

No, he had warning and was warned by many and did not pay
attention because it was not what HE wanted to hear.



Steve J said...

Eck, you did it better. Thanks.

Ten Bears said...

And then they were banning e-vape products, both marijuana and tobacco, as far back as September, said it was causing severe upper respiratory distress in hillbilly heroin land. Still haven't got a straight answer as to whatever happened with that. In fact, I'm going with it escaped a bioweapons in Ohio, and the e-vapes sars is just a bullshit story to cover the incompetence.

WTFever, I was aware of it in the first week of January, as my girlfriend and I were putting the final prep on her having the top of her head cut off and a couple tumors the size of my thumb removed.

I'm sick of the goddamned lies.

0_0 said...

Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020

0_0 said...

CNN on 28 Jan:


dinthebeast said...

36,000 for one week's delay is just shy of two sold out Oracle Arenas full.

54,000 for two weeks' delay is the Who's audience at the Oakland Colosseum.

Fergus doesn't take any of his duties seriously, just at the very base, and that is enough to make him slow on the draw when things get critical. All the rest of his, uh, drawbacks as a leader, only compound the problem.

The job of president is not to know everything, but instead to recognize actual expertise and take policy advice from those who have it. The upper echelons of the federal government are structured specifically to facilitate this.

Fergus is incapable of taking policy advice for anything other than his reelection or his own personal enrichment, therefore he is incapable of performing the duties of the office.

The sooner he is removed from any responsibility weightier than "Would you like fries with that?" the better off the country will be.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

B said...

And yet the NYT has been giving us bogus, "sciency" data throughout this debacle.

Here are some real, true science, numbers. Not "estimates" based on crap data.

Note that the case fatality rate is ever so much lower than the data the NYT uses:

0.4%. A far cry from the 3.4% used in the NYT "estimates"

And the death rates would have been much, much lower if the Blue State governors and mayors had not sent all those older folks back to the nursing homes to infect other older people.

I don't see you pointing your finger at them, when they directly contributed to over 40% of the deaths that happened. That is as much as you blame The Donald for.

But they aren't Trump, so are you giving them a pass?

Y'all will never admit that you were wrong, but you were, and the real numbers show it.

Comrade Misfit said...

Really? You're citing PJ Media as an unbiased source?

B said...

Why not? You use the NYT as an unbiased source. Their bias is, if possible greater than yours.

Go ahead, refute those numbers. They are correct. The NYT's numbers are "estimates".

Or are you gonna tell me the NYT is "unbiased"?

Dark Avenger said...

I was referring to where the buck stops with the responsibility of managing a national pandemic. Than you think it lesé majésty to ask Trump to be responsible tell us all about your theory of governance.