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May 16th US Covid Data

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Open Thread


May 17th US Covid Data


  1. Stirling S Newberry

    It is a very high flattening. But it is flattening.

    Perhaps we should recommit to “the truth.” Wansay?

  2. Z

    I wonder of how many honey pot snares our rulers have laid for Senator Hawley?

    Stay disciplined, Josh! Please stay disciplined. You might be the best hope the working class got.


  3. bruce wilder

    I am in California, where new cases continue at a steady clip, despite the lockdown.

    The state government apparently has failed to do what needed to be done during lockdown to get us out of lockdown. Testing capacity is inadequate, contact tracing capacity is poor.

    Now what?

    We are going to ease out of lockdown regardless of whether we have the capacity to manage it well.

  4. Mark Pontin

    Meanwhile in Vietnam, a First World Country —

    HANOI: Vietnam has mounted an all-out effort to save the life of its most critically ill coronavirus patient, a British pilot who works for Vietnam Airlines, the national carrier.

    Through aggressive testing and a mass, centralised quarantine programme, the Southeast Asian country has kept its tally of coronavirus cases to just 288 and has reported no deaths.

    Little expense has been spared to try save the life of the 43-year-old man, identified only as “Patient 91”, who caught the coronavirus at a bar in the southern business hub of Ho Chi Minh City in mid-March, state media reported.

    More than 4,000 people connected to the cluster were tested, with 18 of them found to be infected with the coronavirus.

    While most have recovered, the British pilot is on life support and his condition has deteriorated significantly.

    More after the link above —

  5. Mark Pontin

    I mean, I don’t really believe Vietnam and if I went into the data I’d bed I would find something sketchy about their testing and figures.

    But overall they’ve done remarkably well.

  6. Stirling S Newberry

    This is Vietnam, specifically, the War you fought for.

    Again, a Covid-19 sufferer:

  7. S Brennan

    Stirling S Newberry,

    Could you please direct me to your comments [ie show me that you literally lifted a finger] against Obama and his effing wars? Show me the posts where you [literally lifted a finger] against the spool-up in AF-PAK, Obama’s War of Aggression against Libya, the Obama backed Nazis that threw Ukraine into civil war, Obama’s Regime Change war in Syria that used Wahhabi terrorists to kill hundreds of thousands?

    Remind me again about how you prefer Hillary to finish those disgusting neocolonialist wars.

    Well over a million dead civilians and you, Stirling S Newberry,literally did not lift a finger, au contraire, you still spend every day wishing the villains were back in office. But now you accuse others [with no evidence] of being responsible for a war that started in the 19th century. You, Stirling S Newberry, are a Hypocrite of the first order.

  8. Mark Pontin

    I take Stirling’s comment as more of generic, comic “J’accuse” at America.

    And why not after the atrocities America committed in Vietnam?

    I certainly didn’t take it personally since I’m not an American. So if he meant it personally, well, he’d be funny, wouldn’t he?

  9. Mark Pontin

    Sorry. I type too fast —

    generic, *cosmic* “J’accuse”

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