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10 minutes ago, cigarjoe said:

Do you have any lingering symptoms?

Not really -tight achey chest- but with my stuntman aches who knows? Could be arthritis from breaking a few ribs. Who knows?

My niece & partner both had (diagnosed) C-19, as did his entire family and everyone had different symptoms-some the throwing up, some respiratory, etc. My illness was before tests were available. But whatever I had, it was not the flu. Dr wrote: "undiagnosed illness complicated by Lupus"

Seems like one of the consistent hallmarks is the mild then serious trajectory or serious then mild lingering trajectory.

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PS TikiSoo, a question, I though there was supposed to be a two week incubation period before you showed symptoms? Seems as if you reacted immediately was that the result of your immune system?

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2 minutes ago, TikiSoo said:

Not really -tight achey chest- but with my stuntman aches who knows? Could be arthritis from breaking a few ribs. 

PS TikiSoo, a question, I though there was supposed to be a two week incubation period before you showed symptoms? Seems as if you reacted immediately was that the result of your immune system?

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Let’s not mince words on this one: Americans are dead because the Trump administration wanted to use this pandemic for political gain.
 
"Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner's team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically." — Vanity Fair
7:10 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter Web App

 

3 hours ago, jakeem said:

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This administration’s entire coronavirus response should be investigated from top to bottom.
 
7:10 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter Web App

Speaker Pelosi is so right when she says trump makes a bad situation worse.

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"The South Carolina Department of Education announced on Friday that face masks will be required in all public schools.  Superintendent Molly Spearman said the face mask requirement will follow the guidance that has been set by the CDC."

Spearman is an elected Republican and not responsible to the governor.  Gov. McMaster finally relented on requiring masks in all businesses open to the public.  However, he also stated that it is up to local law enforcement to enforce the ordinance.  He has now opened all venues to the public with some restrictions.

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2020/07/31/state-requiring-face-masks-all-south-carolina-public-schools/#:~:text=COLUMBIA%2C S.C.,been set by the CDC.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:

This is another example of trump  refusing to take any kind of responsibility or Direction during this pandemic crisis.

trump was too stupid and too selfish to realize that if he had taken Direct steps to fight the pandemic in the early weeks and months of this year--

Lives could have been saved

The economy could have been protected from a complete breakdown

And the nation could have been well on its way to some kind of recovery before the election.

trump's ostrich hoax routine was bad enough in the beginning.

But then forcing states to reopen before the thing was under control was just beyond stupid.

But stupid is, as stupid does.

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The daughter of Rep. Louie Gohmert publicly rebuked her father for not wearing a mask and ignoring medical expertise before he tested positive for coronavirus last week.


Caroline Gohmert:"Please please listen to medical experts. It's not worth following a president who has no remorse for leading his followers to an early grave."

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https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/debate-begins-for-whos-first-in-line-for-covid-19-vaccine-08-02-2020

Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

(AP) — Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.

“Not everybody’s going to like the answer,” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told one of the advisory groups the government asked to help decide. “There will be many people who feel that they should have been at the top of the list.”

Traditionally, first in line for a scarce vaccine are health workers and the people most vulnerable to the targeted infection.

But Collins tossed new ideas into the mix: Consider geography and give priority to people where an outbreak is hitting hardest.

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https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/the-simple-things-that-are-hard-to-do/

THE SIMPLE THINGS THAT ARE HARD TO DO

Traditional Marxists distinguished between Communism proper and Socialism as its first lower stage (where money and the state still exists and workers are paid wages, etc.). In the Soviet Union there was a debate in the 1960s about where they were in this regard, and the solution was that, although they were not yet in full Communism, they were also no longer in the lower stage (Socialism). So, they introduced a further distinction between lower and higher stage of Socialism… Is not something similar going on with the Covid pandemic? Until about a month ago, our media were full of warnings about the second, much stronger, wave in the Fall and Winter. With new spikes everywhere and numbers of infections growing again, the word is that this is not yet the second wave but just a strengthening of the first wave, which continues.

This classificatory confusion just confirms that the situation with Covid is getting serious, with cases exploding all around the world again. The time has come to take seriously simple truths like the one recently announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “The greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself. Rather, it’s the lack of leadership and solidarity at the global and national levels. We cannot defeat this pandemic as a divided world. The Covid-19 pandemic is a test of global solidarity and global leadership. The virus thrives on division, but is thwarted when we unite.” To take this truth seriously means that one should take into account not only international divisions but also class divisions within each country: “The coronavirus has merely lifted the lid off the pre-existing pandemic of poverty. Covid-19 arrived in a world where poverty, extreme inequality and disregard for human life are thriving, and in which legal and economic policies are designed to create and sustain wealth for the powerful, but not end poverty.” Conclusion: we cannot contain the viral pandemic without also attacking the pandemic of poverty.

How to do this is, in principle, easy: we have enough means to reorganize healthcare adequately and so forth. However, to quote the last line of Brecht’s “In Praise of Communism” from his play Mother: “Er ist das Einfache, das schwer zu machen ist. / It is the simple thing, that is so hard to do.” There are many obstacles that make it so hard to do and, above all, the global capitalist order. But I want to focus here on the ideological obstacle, ideological in the sense of half-conscious, even unconscious, stances, prejudices, and fantasies that regulate our lives also (and especially) in the times of crisis. In short, I suggest that what is needed is a psychoanalytic theory of ideology.

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I think we’ve seen a series of first waves, starting from the epicenter in New York. However, “back to school” is more or less simultaneous — is it not? — so there may indeed be a synchronized, second wave.

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/01/us/schools-reopening-indiana-coronavirus.html

A School Reopens, and the Coronavirus Creeps In

As more schools abandon plans for in-person classes, one that opened in Indiana this week had to quarantine students within hours.

One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?

Just hours into the first day of classes on Thursday, a call from the county health department notified Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana that a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Administrators began an emergency protocol, isolating the student and ordering everyone who had come into close contact with the person, including other students, to quarantine for 14 days. It is unclear whether the student infected anyone else.

“We knew it was a when, not if,” said Harold E. Olin, superintendent of the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, but were “very shocked it was on Day 1.”

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

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How @jonathanvswan set the standard for interviewing Trump by not allowing himself to be cowed, bullied, intimidated, or snowed. As 1000 Americans die every day of #COVID19, every Beltway journalist must learn from his example.
 
3:48 PM · Aug 5, 2020·Twitter Web App

 

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:

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As Florida added another 5,000 cases of Coronavirus, bringing its pandemic total to over 502,000, VP Pence was offering words of encouragement. In a campaign speech in Clearwater, he said "we're well on our way to having a Coronavirus vaccine before the end of this year."
 
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 The Titanic trump Administration prattles on in platitudes while over a thousand Americans die each day.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

 

Texas Coronavirus Widow blames her husband's death-- and the thousands of other Americans  dead--

on trump and GOP governors for trying to whitewash the pandemic and not giving life-saving direction and factual information to the public.

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12 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

Texas Coronavirus Widow blames her husband's death-- and the thousands of other Americans  dead--

on trump and GOP governors for trying to whitewash the pandemic and not giving life-saving direction and factual information to the public.

 

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