Here is the latest sad news from Italy. [:(] This time it finally shows right side up. [:)]
Here is the latest sad news from Italy. [:(] This time it finally shows right side up. [:)]
The news from Italy is devestating. I'm sickened by it and my heart is broken. President Kennedy said we were all citizens of Berlin and I say we are all citizens of Italy. I have no words . . . .
France is rated number one in the world for healthcare. The banana republic of the United States ranks 37th. California has a bigger gross net worth than France. It is not good to be 37th in healthcare.
And in this corner the GOP has our backsides but, not to help......
Friday's show has a doctor from Stanford who talks on Covid 19.
More Senators caught with insider trading due to the Corona virus ...they are nothing but, an egregious fuck-ton of dyspeptic-raccoon shit.
Meanwhile in the USA . . .
Sad but true
Neo-Nazi's had been discovered to be planning to spread the Coronavirus if one of the members gets it. Targeting non-whites and police.
WASHINGTON — White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via “saliva,” a “spray bottle” or “laced items,” according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17.
Federal investigators appeared to be monitoring the white nationalists’ communications on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that has become popular with Neo-Nazi's. In the conversations, the white supremacists suggested targeting law enforcement agents and “nonwhite” people with attacks designed to infect them with the coronavirus.
Your suprematist are one step further, as we say here.
In Genoa, we use Telegram just to spread news and information regarding local/national issues
Latest news from Rome, I'm on holiday for the next 2 weeks, tomorrow I'll have to explain my clients my work is "not essential"
Btw, Philip, what does
"po tym jak zatwierdzě ..."mean?
On a more personal note, my son just got laid off due to the Pandemic. He is one of many millions that are or soon to be out of work.
We have socialism for corporations and Banks. Rugged individualism for everyone else.
If we get this right. We will never go back to normal.
This was sent to me today...
We've never pulled any political punches around here and we're not going to start now.
Of all countries in the world, it is obvious to us that the United States will be hit the worst of them all by this coronavirus pandemic. And the reason we know this is because we are doing almost none of the things that have actually stopped its progress elsewhere in the world, which are massive scale universal testing and actual enforced social contact lockdowns.
In the last couple days a number of states here have ordered people to stay in their homes, so called lockdowns. But a fool's complacency and lax enforcement persist.
Take Italy, for a tragic warning example. They quickly mandated a "lockdown." But when the head of the Chinese Red Cross went there just the other day to try to help, he was shocked to observe people still widely gathering in groups. And that is why the number of infections and deaths in Italy continue to skyrocket even today.
Here in America, it is even worse. Crowds of beachgoers partying on spring break, and the governor of FL does nothing, leaving it to local officials to close particular beaches piecemeal.
Let us contrast this to what the Chinese did themselves.
Of course, China can fairly be characterized as a police state. And let's be very clear about this. We are not advocating for a police state. But in lieu of that, it is all the more incumbent on the American people to take this deadly seriously and to act accordingly. And they are not.
At first the Chinese tried to ignore the problem for totalitarian political propaganda reasons. They did not want to publicly admit they had a problem, or even to act on it privately. Just like America under Trump. They even went so far as to force the doctor who first blew the whistle on this new deadly disease to abjectly recant his dire warning. A doctor, a relatively young doctor, who himself was one of the first to die from this virus.
But then they got police state serious. When they locked down Wuhan it was a real lockdown. They were welding shut the doors of apartment houses to lock people inside. They were going door to door, people being dragged away by men in hazmat suits if they had an elevated temperature. There were videos of police being trained to tackle people on the streets with man sized butterfly nets.
The Chinese right now are body scanning everyone out and about for the slightest bodily temperature increase. Nobody can get into China at all without being placed in mandatory 14 day military quarantine. There is more threat to them from new infections coming back in than the other way around. So much for closing our borders.
It makes anything being done in America look like the silly, tokenism window dressing that it is. What are we doing instead? They ask you to answer the 3 magic questions (have you been to Wuhan? etc.), as if that might stop a virus.
Did you hear about bills being passed in China to send people thousand dollar (or the yuan equivalent) checks so they would not suffer even the slightest bit of financial pain? No, you did not. The Chinese people were just ordered to suffer.
Worst of all, The Center for Disease Control has a video online at this moment telling people they don't need a face mask unless they are sick. This is pathologically reckless lunacy.
They only reason they are saying this is that because of Trump's negligence there aren't enough masks to go around even for our doctors and nurses confronting this pandemic in its face. While those who might have them are hoarding and profiteering like the true red blooded, right wingers they are.
Everyone in America needs a face mask and they need it now. People are spreading this disease to others before they even know they are infected.
Everyone in America needs to be tested immediately, and must at least self quarantine until they are. And the failure to mobilize these things aggressively enough, while Trump continues to shine it on and lie about it, verbally attacking journalists who even give him a big, fat chance to reassure the American people, and earns a 55% approval rating for doing so, will be the death of us all.
It appears to us that America approves of its demise. The survey says, America, the dead.
One infected person in New Rochelle led quickly to a cluster of 100, which has now exploded almost overnight into upwards of 10,000 cases around New York City. It hit first in states with the most active international travel traffic. But there isn't a state in the union that doesn't have more cases now than New York started with. In 2 weeks, it will be the same in all of them.
As of this writing, Trump apparently hasn't even actually triggered specific industrial mobilizations under the Defense Procurement Act. When pressed on this by a reporter yesterday about which companies exactly had been put under this act, Trump arrogantly brushed off the question with the dismissively vague answer, "a lot."
In 2 weeks, we might ourselves in fact be living in a full blown police state. Because of course Trump would like nothing better than to order that. And we are quite certain his supporters will heartily approve of that as well.
But by then it will be too late for most of the world topping multitude who will die right here in the good ole USA because of Trump's inaction over an extended period of months, with red lights flashing and people with their hair on fire trying to get him on the case, and him telling us now nobody could have anticipated this.
We got the cremations we voted for. There won't be enough coffins either.
World wide there is 15,000 deaths, 350,000 confirmed cases. Meanwhile..........
At a time when the U.S. needs a JFK, we're stuck with Bozo the f***ing Clown.
My son didn't get laid off after all, till today when the Governor temporarily closed the State down....
The word evil does not even come close to describing this asshole and those like him.....
I must say, usually read the BBC News on-line rather than newspapers, each to his own though. I think this is an interesting read on the future of the US-China relationship.
Introverts: Check in on your extrovert friends . . . . they are not OK. They have no idea how this works.
My guess is that Trump plans on using "orange oil" to defeat the virus. :rolleyes:
Yes, yes, I can safely say the I am tired of winning....
Anybody looking for toilet paper I know where to go...
I didn't verify this and I'm hoping it's fake news
Data correct at 00.02 UTC 25 March
I took a walk to my local city park yesterday afternoon. There was no one at the park and signs like this were posted all over. We are told that we should get out of our homes and get some exercise as long as we keep our distance from everyone else, but where are we supposed to do that? :confused: The politicians seem afraid to say where for fear that location will be overwhelmed by visitors and people just trying to get some fresh air and exercise. I have a backyard to work in, but what do people do who are living in dense housing, like a multi-unit apartment or condo - besides sitting on their butts and watching movies and stuff on the internet (when it is working, which mine not always is)?
I am getting the idea that we are in for a long haul....
The state of playin Ireland today
New York on the brink....
2 friends, a gay married couple, have tested positive for Covid 19. One worked in a hotel, one in an airport. The first was sick for several days but seems to be recovered. The second is just coming down.
Oh snap...We're NUMBER ONE, WE'RE NUMBER ONE...... Trump's America First ...:cheer2:
What #45 (or any President of the United States) says or does can have a global effect.
I heard this morning that BJ has got the virus and is managing the UK from home today. What I don't get is why Trump seems immune to the virus? :confused: Maybe if he would get it, he might have a different view of world.
Maybe viruses have a distaste of him?
Or it's just a case of "social distancing" by Covid 19.
Virus's don't watch FOX...
Betty bowers youtube
And anything less Republican...