Rob Rogers for May 11, 2022

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    Concretionist  9 months ago

    Incredibly, there are a lot of people who belong in this picture. I have a mantra: If you find yourself wondering “What were they THINKING”… you’re using the wrong verb. It’s got a lot of use over the last 6 years or so…

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    braindead Premium Member 9 months ago

    “We WANT them infected!” — The most effective policy of the fat slob of Mar-a-lago.

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    ibFrank  9 months ago

    And most of those dying are the ones who don’t believe it is real.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 9 months ago

    It’s a pretty lethal hoax.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 9 months ago

    WHO is saying that it may be more as cancer patients, heart patients and the like could not get a bed and died as collateral damage.

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    NeoconMan  9 months ago

    Yes, the Republican Disease is sure taking its toll.

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    A# 466  9 months ago

    And that 1M figure is just the COVID deaths we know about. Certain indirect COVID deaths such as suicide, homicide, increased traffic deaths, excess deaths due to the COVID overloaded health care system, and those due to co-morbidities — in addition to un-diagnosed or unreported COVID deaths make the real total higher. And this unknown total ignores the impact of long COVID.

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    Wirepuncher   9 months ago

    Damn crisis actors. /S

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    monya_43  9 months ago

    As hoaxes go, it’s an absolute doozy. Lives have been shattered. The deaths caused by it are real. They have tried very hard to be honest about the deaths, but they have undercounted them in an effort to make the disease not so bad as it is. They don’t acknowledge the devastating effects of long Covid, either, that can be debilitating to the point of being a disability.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member 9 months ago

    Rob, thank you for getting so much detail into capturing Mike Lester’s eyes.

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 9 months ago

    In 2017, the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense survived the transition from Obama to Trump intact. Its mission was the same as when the Obama administration established it after the Ebola epidemic of 2014: to do everything possible within the vast powers and resources of the U.S. government to prepare for the next disease outbreak and prevent it from becoming an epidemic or pandemic. Working with international teams, they set up clinics in hot spots all over the world, whose job was to monitor the local situation and immediately send for adequate help to contain any threat. One of those clinics was in the Chinese province where Covid originated. One year later, the Trump White House dissolved the office, as part of the budget cuts needed when he cut taxes. The U.S. government’s slow and inadequate underscored the need for organized, accountable leadership to prepare for and respond to pandemic threats. The job of a White House pandemics office would have been to get ahead: to accelerate the response, empower experts, anticipate failures, and act quickly and transparently to solve problems. It’s impossible to assess the full impact of the 2018 decision to disband the White House office responsible for this work, but it is clear that eliminating the office contributed to the federal government’s sluggish response. What’s especially concerning about the absence of this office today is that it was originally set up because a previous epidemic made the need for it quite clear. When asked about the slow roll-out of coronavirus tests in the U.S. on March 13, President Trump responded, “I don’t take responsibility at all.” Trump is not just responsible for it. He owns it. The Trump Plague is not just his responsibility. It’s his fault.

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    mourdac Premium Member 9 months ago

    The deniers who perished from Covid are the biggest group of Darwin Award winners. And new candidates every day as it ain’t going to go away during our lifetimes. So take measures to prevent getting sick and then spreading it or become part of the next cartoon strip about this subject.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 9 months ago

    They would have died anyway so what’s the big deal? A bit of culling is a well established practice to keep the stock healthy. /S

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    Cerabooge  9 months ago

    OTOH, the government working with corporations to use this pandemic to rake in billions while (IMO, intentionally) completely fumbling the response, that is no hoax, it’s all too real.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 9 months ago

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    charliekane  9 months ago

    Facts and truth is a b!tch, ain’t it?

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 9 months ago

    Don’t vote for any murderously stupid covid spreading republicans, wipe them off the political map.

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    GiantShetlandPony  9 months ago

    Hope I’m wrong, but I fear next year may be worse. Don’t be complacent, get vaccinated, keep up with the Boosters. Let the fools die.

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    Rich Douglas  9 months ago

    That 1M is an undercount. But true believers realize it’s all a government hoax.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 9 months ago

     New World Record in Ball Dropping

    2018-05-07 • Trump administration dissolves National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense

    2020-01-07 • Presidential Daily Brief: “Analysts concluded [coronavirus] could be a cataclysmic event.” • Trump does nothing.

    2020-03-11 • World Health Organization declares a global pandemic.

    2020-04-15 • While continuing to lie about the pandemic, Trump suspends US funding for WHO.

    2022-05-11 • US coronavirus deaths: 1,025,104 (123 weeks after PDB; 8334/week; 4% of the world’s population; 16% of its COVID deaths)

     For comparison …

    1941-12-07 • Pearl Harbor attack: 2,403

    2001-09-11 • terrorist attacks: 2,977 (5 weeks after PDB warned Bush about it)

    Korean War (33,686) + Vietnam War (58,220) + Afghan War (6,301): 98,207

    WW1: 116,516 (83 weeks for US; 1403/week)

    WW2: 418,500 (195 weeks for US; 2146/week)

    Civil War: ~620,000 (213 weeks; 2911/week)

    Spanish flu: ~675,000 (~117 weeks; 5769/week)

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    banjoAhhh!   9 months ago

    The whole The COVID anti-vax thing comes from the anti-vax movement. They basically don’t understand 2 things, the doctor that started it all was an idiot fraud, and their general lack of understanding of medical science. They are the reason that measles, mumps, chickenpox, and whooping cough are coming back. Thanks a lot, morons.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 9 months ago

    Right wing disinformation is the reason a million Americans died of covid.

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    johnhbaggett  9 months ago

    One reason people are dying from Covid is because Big Pharma and the Government is giving them a vaccine that has killed thousands of people which was needless when you could take Ivermectin which was a whole lot cheaper and it would cure you as it has for tens of thousands of people but the FDA, the CDC and Biden didn’t want you to take it because Big Pharma would make billions off their faulty sometimes deadly vaccine.

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