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BornADemocrat's Journal
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August 18, 2021

Florida cases highest since pandemic began, deaths unexplainably dipped to lowest since beginning

What's the deal here? I don't see any other states with this pattern - what gives? I assume DeSantis is behind this, but I doubt monoclonal antibodies are helping this much?

Link to data: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/florida/

Didn't realize that criticizing DeSantis would upset people here.

Edit: I updated graphs to make it more clear and changed title.

15% of all new cases in USA

0.8% of all new deaths in USA


December 17, 2020

250k cases, 3500 dead

Just another day at the office


December 11, 2020

Ugh, we just hit 300,000 deaths, or 100 9/11's


It is insane that people are attempting to downplay this.

We lost our newly elected (Republican) Speaker of the NH House this week.

New Hampshire's GOP governor blasts anti-maskers after House speaker dies of covid-19: 'Don't act like a bunch of children'.

November 22, 2020

$140 for an appt, $170 for a test, 5 days and counting for results?

We have no coordinated system for dealing with this pandemic in this country. It's a colossal disaster.

We are slow at work, so my coworker is working part time. She has no health insurance. She moonlights as a bartender so she can pay the rent. As you might expect, she was exposed to a person with Covid at her bartending job. 9 days after exposure, she got a call that she was exposed to a person who tested positive (they have 4 positive tests and counting currently.) She immediately gets a doctor's appointment ($140) and they recommend a test (next day, $170). She got the lab test due to the well published lack of accuracy of the quick-test (assuming the quick test was even offered.)

Currently I am in quarantine 5 days later waiting patiently for her result. By the time the result comes in, it'll be pointless. I have had to curtail ANY interaction with people (shopping, bringing mom stuff etc) since last Tuesday. IF she tests positive, then that puts a whole new set of events into motion (all essentially too delayed to make any difference.)

Am I wrong to be livid at how utterly inept our system is 9 months into this pandemic? Why are poor people who are barely making ends meet paying for tests? Why are doctors charging $140 just to give permission to take a test? Why are results so delayed as to have essentially no usefulness? Our entire company is on hold waiting for this result. We're honestly not much better than a 3rd world country at this point, it's no wonder our response to this pandemic has been a disaster. Obviously we would be much batter off if we had an actual coordinated government response, which starts at the top. Worst president ever. Biden can't get into office fast enough.

November 18, 2020

A nice round number

I've been watching & waiting for it to tick up to an even 51.0%

5.8 million vote lead achieved, 6 million soon.
November 18, 2020

Biden's lead in PA up to 82k


And those idiots in MI came to their senses. Things are looking up.
November 17, 2020

OK, I'm done with ignoring the hanger-on zombies

I've taken to pointing and laughing, then yelling "haha, your [expletive] lost!" when I see the houses with the x-tra large posters with the losers name on them.

Also, in the DD covfefe line this morning I had a "women for Rump" (and two other stickers) person in front of me. I yelled loudly "haha, your guy lost!".

I'm done with ignoring them. Yes, I don't really care that they're pathetically displaying loser items in public (it's kind of funny), but I do think they should know that many people consider them poor sport losers.

November 17, 2020

Remind you of someone?

They even share a name.

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