July 13th, 2020
175 Days since first US infection
Every day I wake and hope the world wakes up to the scientific reality we find ourselves in, every day I see the expressions on scientists faces illustrating the reality that far too many are not. I know what that foretells. How long will the Trump administration fail to take decisive, direct national action? Without it we are playing whack a mole with Americans lives.
Legacy Media Headlines
California governor orders churches, businesses shut as COVID-19 cases surge
Fauci Blames Virus Surge on U.S. Not Shutting Down Completely
COVID-19 turned college towns into ghost towns and businesses are struggling to survive
US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June
German study shows low coronavirus infection rate in schools
Insisting Country is Coronavirus-free, Turkmenistan Orders Mask-wearing to Combat ‘Dust’
‘Too Many Countries Are Headed in the Wrong Direction,’ W.H.O. Warns
Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook confirms he tested positive for COVID-19
Woman infects 71 people with coronavirus after one lift trip
Coronavirus: Antibodies from llamas could help treat COVID-19 patients
17 states sue Trump administration over foreign students rule
U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years
COVID-19 crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’, warns WHO
One in three South Korean COVID-19 patients improve with remdesivir
Coronavirus: Second wave fear in Australia after 21 new COVID-19 cases linked to hotel used by truckers
Super-rich call for higher taxes on wealthy to pay for Covid-19 recovery
Coronavirus: Britons ‘should be wearing face masks in shops’, says Boris Johnson
Coronavirus survives in the air for more than an hour, says Sage expert
Mexico Overtakes Italy to Have World’s Fourth-Most Virus Deaths
White House takes aim at Fauci as he disagrees with Trump on virus
Coronavirus bringing record $1 trillion of new global corporate debt in 2020
Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend COVID-19 curfew
Argentina exceeds 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus
South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surges
Fueled by U.S. and Brazil, world sets new record in daily COVID-19 cases
Florida reports largest, single-day increase in Covid cases
Latest updates on COVID-19: July 13, 2020
30-year-old coronavirus survivor speaks out
Trump administration insists kids should return to school
French airports to test arrivals from at-risk countries for Covid-19
South Africa reinstates night-time curfew to curb coronavirus surge
Judge overturns fresh lockdown measures in northern Spain
Coronavirus pandemic: France ends state of health emergency as cases decrease
Absence of tourists hammers Italy’s Amalfi coast
Disney World reopens despite record new infections in Florida
Disease surge out of control in some US states
Orthodox Jewish Community Donates Plasma To Battle Coronavirus
Nancy Pelosi: I’m Very Afraid Because Of ‘Ignorance In The Administration’
Trump Says ‘I Get Along With’ Dr. Fauci But ‘Don’t Always Agree With Him’
New Yorker Reporter: Trump Helps Tycoon Exploit The Pandemic
U.K. Prime Minister Signals Toughening Policy On Wearing Face Masks
Funeral For Seoul Mayor Held Amid Coronavirus Precautions
Houston Doctor Says Coronavirus Situation Is ‘Dire’
Florida Breaks Daily Record Sunday With 15,300 New Cases
White House Works To Discredit Dr. Fauci As Coronavirus Surges in U.S.
California returns to limits on indoor gatherings
Trump says he has ‘good relationship’ with Fauci
Coronavirus: Escaping to space in lockdown
Trump pushes for schools to reopen as coronavirus deaths top 135,000
Trump wears mask for the first time in public
California orders closure of indoor restaurants, gyms, malls, church facilities
Los Angeles public schools will offer online classes only this fall amid COVID-19 pandemic
Seniors recreate iconic album covers during lockdown
CBS News Poll: Virus outbreak reshapes presidential race in the Sun Belt
Coronavirus case surge could impact presidential campaign
COVID outbreak sees U.S. bases locked down on Okinawa
Study: “Silent spreaders” behind half of COVID-19 cases
Trump takes aim at Dr. Fauci as coronavirus cases surge nationwide
White House takes aim at Fauci as Trump touts their relationship
Rift between Trump and Dr. Fauci goes back to April
Florida shatters single day coronavirus record
Brian Stelter : We are in a truth emergency
Brianna Keilar: Trump is peddling in debunked and illogical crap
White House cites this interview in attempt to discredit Dr. Fauci
Point of interest
Fox news has had very few, less than one a day few, headlines of late. Everything has been political spin with little or no mention of C-19 at all. Today they have one . . .
“Hong Kong scientist claiming China ‘covered up’ coronavirus data speaks out”
The Dr. claims to have been researching C-19 in December, and that her boss hid the evidence she found under the rug. Let us assume that was true. That would be a failure of judgement, an assumption that ‘we could catch it ourselves before it escapes’, and a dangerous failure at that. Except it has problems. The virus was not in Hong Kong then that anyone was aware of, China had not yet notified anyone of it and the WHO had not yet heard of C-19 either. That took place in January, in Dec China had ‘something’ and they were trying to see what it was themselves. So it is doubtful that it is true at all, as a skeptic I would like to see the Dr’s credentials, evidence she really was there and so forth.
Fox made this far worse by making it the only C-19 information they carried, which causes a severe spin on China, as if China did it on purpose, or it is China’s fault. If anyone did it on purpose we would never be able to prove it, and casting blame which we will never be able to prove while people are dying is a great way to piss them off, maybe start a war. Start a war with fucking China because Trump refused to take action when he learned, or take fucking action now? So Fox’s only coverage of the virus and its effects is to politically spin it as a ‘blame China’ stratagem?
Politics over American Lives is how I see Trump’s administration, the entire GOP and Fox news. They will never clean the blood off their hands unless they take action, and they have not and are not. Instead they want to blame China for the deaths their own refusal to act caused.
Even if China made it in a lab and willfully released it like Dr. No, to kill the world, the failure to properly respond to the Pandemic is all Trump and his alligators.
Point of Interest
Coronavirus: Heart scans of more than half of COVID-19 patients abnormal, scientists find
“Covid-19 can affect the hearts of people hospitalized with the disease, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. The researchers analyzed echocardiograms of more than 1,200 patients in 69 countries between April 3 and 20. They found that more than half of all patients in whom the test was performed had abnormalities in the heart (55%), and that these abnormalities were severe in 1 in 7 patients.
More than a third of patients had damage to the ventricles, the chambers of the heart whose function is to pump blood into the circulation. In addition, 3% had had heart attacks and another 3%, myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. Of the total patients, 26% had records of pre-existing heart disease. Most of the patients that the study took into account were men (70%), with a mean age of 62 years.
In those with no pre-existing cardiac condition (most of the study patients, 901 people), the echocardiogram was abnormal in 46% of cases, and 13% had severe disease”–News Brazil
So C-19 about 10-20% of people who get C-19 wind up in hospital, of those about half wind up with permanent heart conditions afterwards? Gotta love those novel virus right? They kill us in novel ways.
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and Climate Change Keeps on Truckin . . .
Mont Blanc melting glacier yields India newspapers that could be from 1966 plane crash
While I worked in isolation on this another 3,645 of my fellow humans succumbed to C-19, of those 336 were my fellow Americans.