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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:52 PM

NIH director slams maskless Republicans -- helped kill thousands

NIH director slams maskless Republicans — helped kill thousands

Nicholas Johnston, author of Special Report

https://www.axios.com/collins-nih-maskless-republicans-covid-coranvirus-12d2e026-48cb-4989-b512-5e47f909059a.html

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The politicization of mask wearing during the pandemic may have led to the deaths of "tens of thousands" of Americans because of increased spread of COVID-19, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins tells "Axios on HBO."

What they're saying: "The evidence was pretty compelling by last March or April that uniform wearing of masks would reduce transmission of this disease. And yet, with a variety of messages through a variety of sources, mask wearing became a statement about your political party or an invasion of your personal freedom."

"A mask is nothing more than a life-saving medical device, and yet it got categorized in all sorts of other ways that were not factual, not scientific, and frankly dangerous. And I think you could make a case that tens of thousands of people died as a result."

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:00 PM

1. the "pro-life" party

such a bunch of BULLSHIT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:04 PM

6. You are correct

They are far from being pro-life

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:06 PM

2. And it's still going on. The GOP is killing people.

This is not a political issue but a medical one. Laurie Garrett was right...tRump is guilty of Pandemicide.

"Between the election and the inauguration, the number of infected Americans more than doubled, skyrocketing from 9.4 million cases to 24 million—adding some 15 million cases, on Trump’s watch, when he was fixated on overturning Biden’s victory and AWOL on the pandemic front. And in his absence from pandemic duty—his duty to protect the American people—172,000 Americans died, nearly doubling the mortality toll since Election Day. Let history record that Donald Trump is guilty of the crime of pandemicide."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016288193

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:02 PM

11. trump collaboration with Limbaugh is evidence of genocide.limbaugh would not have yelled HOAX! if

trump didn't want him to.

so did trump tell Limbaugh what he told Woodward - that it was really bad and deadly?

Republicans used ebola in oct 2014 to win 9 senate seats thanks to talk radio fear mongering led by Limbaugh, and trump even howled then that it was an Obama failure. Limbaugh would have told him they could use it and trump showed with jan 6 he was perfectly capable of it. he would have heard the intel briefings with worst case scenarios - martial law, cancelling elections etc. that would be a lot more appealing to trump over possible economy issues. and Limbaugh explained what they might have been considering by saying it was a Dem hoax that dems would use to push big govt socialist solutions.

there may be witnesses who heard him tell Limbaugh to deny COVID so they could politicize it. that would include mask wearing.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:30 PM

3. national referendum to disband the Republican party- could work ?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:44 PM

4. That was their whole idea?

Making Americans unfazed by death? Like at work, from hazardous products, contaminated food ... the cheapening of human life increases the throughput ... fewer old age costs, higher profits for corporations, less medical care ... if people die in their 50s instead of their 90s, and produce babies faster to compensate and exploit them ... ???? Is it all about the profits to shareholders? Or am I pondering too cynically this evening?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:06 PM

7. Nope. Automation will require fewer workers. Getting rid of the middle

class will make educated elites terrified of being poor so they will start hoarding and being corrupt too.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:57 PM

5. our stoopid police chief and county sherrif wont inforce the mask mandate . (rs) of course .

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:06 PM

8. A year ago they said it floats in the air and

you get it from other people. If you can't figure it out from that I have no help for ya.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:07 PM

9. Amazing what we're hearing not that people like Collins and Fauci are allowed to speak. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:20 PM

10. It's about f'ing time it was called out. God these anti-mask "people" piss me off

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:06 PM

12. Not tens of thousands. HUNDREDS of thousands.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 09:09 AM

13. I think Repugs are murderers

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