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(Don Jr.): COVID-19 Deaths 'Almost Nothing'


Donald Trump Jr. Says COVID-19 Deaths 'Almost Nothing' As 5,000 Reported in One Week

Donald Trump Jr. said COVID-19 deaths had fallen to "almost nothing" after more than 5,600 coronavirus fatalities were reported over the past week, adding to more than 220,000 existing COVID-19 deaths.

The president's eldest son told Fox News on Thursday night that the U.S. had "gotten control" of the virus and claimed that officials have come to "understand how it works."

"I went through the CDC because I kept hearing about new infections. I was like well why aren't they talking about deaths? Oh, because the number is almost nothing. Because we've gotten control of this thing, we understand how it works.

"They have the therapeutics to be able to deal with this. If you look at that, look at my Instagram, it's gone to almost nothing. We're outperforming Europe in a positive way. So well, because we've gotten a hold of this.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recorded a little more than 5,600 COVID-19 deaths over the last seven days, along with over 521,000 new infections—taking the total U.S. case load to more than 8.8 million.

America's total coronavirus death count also rose to a little above 227,000 on Thursday afternoon, after new deaths rose by 1,060 in the space of one day alone.

*** 6 Days Out... post your Electoral College predictions here ***

Even being pessimistic about Trump's possible gap-closing surge in Florida (and even granting Trump hangs on in Texas, Georgia, and Iowa where Biden has been doing surprisingly well), I'm calling it a 324-214 win for Biden. That's me thinking with my well-deserved Democratic paranoia. The good news is that, except for Indiana, I think Trump will be completely pushed out of the Great Lakes region, which gave him his faux upset last time.


If I thought with my heart and Biden prevails in Florida, with all its usual shenanigans, it'd be 353-185.

Share your predictions in this thread

welp, the Children of the Orange ain't gonna like this, but... surges require masks.

US should consider national mask mandate for the winter, former USDA commissioner writes in op-ed


By Amir Vera, Madeline Holcombe, Christina Maxouris and Ray Sanchez, CNN
Updated 9:33 PM EDT, Sun October 25, 2020

(CNN) As the US reports its second-highest day of new Covid-19 cases amid the continuing fall surge, a former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration says it may be time for a national mask mandate.

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Scott Gottlieb wrote the mandate could be "limited and temporary."

"A mandate can be expressly limited to the next two months," Gottlieb wrote, adding that it's easier to wear a mask in the winter than the summer. "The inconvenience would allow the country to preserve health-care capacity and keep more schools and businesses open."

With deaths expected to rise this winter, policymakers will have to make moves to slow the spread, Gottlieb wrote. There already is no support for reinstating the stay-at-home orders from the spring.

If 95% of Americans wore masks in public, more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States through February, according to data released Friday by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

"If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday.

Pajiba: "There are no bigger grifters than The Lincoln Project"

I know I've caught flack on DU for bad mouthing the Lincoln Project in the past. My main complaint is that their attacks are, in typical Republican politics, almost exclusively ad hominem attacks.

They talk about his philandering, but are silent about children being locked in cages. They ridicule him for being in debt and lying about his wealth, but never question the massive tax cuts he's used to bankrupt our children's future. They gut him on the cronyism and corruption that he funnels through his creepy children, but don't make a peep about climate change or court packing.

They tell us all the nasty things we want to hear about Trump, but they're critique it doesn't seem to go beyond the juicy gossip stage--they're just a different wrinkle on the politics of personality that Republicans have been using to diminish America's political debates for the last two generations.

In a world that needs to eat broccoli and whole grain bread, they're handing out sugar pills and diet soda. Now here's an article arguing they're mostly in it for the money and they're almost as corrupt as Trump.

The Lincoln Project Is The Biggest Grift Of Them All

{T}here are no bigger grifters than The Lincoln Project, the Never Trumpers who have been creating viral, anti-Trump ads all year long. We love those viral videos, because they effectively dunk on Trump (using low-hanging fruit), even if they don’t move the needle very much. However, the Lincoln Project in and of itself is its own kind of grift, one that exploits liberals (including myself!) and Democrats who want to believe that there are good Republicans.

Saying you're a constitutional originalist is kind of lazy

You know how four years ago people were saying Donald Trump was a poor man's version of what a rich man would be like? I think originalism is a dumb person's idea of what a smart person would think. It's the Rubik's Cube of judicial philosophy. It's just a trick you learn and people who aren't knowledgeable about how the whole system works are impressed by the fancy finger work and the way the pretty colors all line up.

Some say Trumps impending balloon payments to Russian mobsters is a security threat.But don't worry

Trump told us years ago he's the king of debt! I'm sure he can handle this

A nice summary of the Trump family tax fraud

President Trump, Tax Fraud? runs about 33 minutes, but gives you a lot of insight into how they use their wealth to avoid pay taxes

Please don't say karma

Karma kills a quarter of a million Americans by mid-December

Trump gets his infection detected early, then gets world class medical care paid for by tax dollars he never contributed to. Not a bit of hydroxychloroquine.

And Americans are all going "Good job, karma!!"


We were afraid he was Benito Mussolini

Turns out, he was Basil Fawlty all along.

Guess who dodged a bullet


Trump, Biden skip handshakes, social distance at podiums for debate in shadow of coronavirus pandemic

President Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden will not shake hands at their first debate next week in Ohio due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, campaign sources told Politico.

The move is one of several adjustments the campaigns are ironing out to comply with social distances guidelines. An elbow-bump was considered but both campaigns decided that it would awkward.
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