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Remembering Covid 19 Victims- Behind every stat is a loved one

The statistics are staggering. They take your breath away. Behind every " stat" is someone's loved one. It is not my intention to make this a macabre thread. But to remind folks that there are real people behind those numbers and this is why people need to stay home. Encourage your friends and family to stay home. It is the sacrifice we must make at this time to save not only our lives, but the lives of someone's mother, daughter, son, wife, husband, daughter, best friend, lover.

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes for this family. Such a beautiful family.

Grieving family says goodbye to dying coronavirus-stricken mom via walkie talkie

A grieving family had to say goodbye to their dying mother in Washington State via walkie-talkie, as she was deemed too contagious during her losing battle with the coronavirus.
The six children of 42-year-old widow Sundee Rutter could only stare helplessly through a small window into their mother’s isolation room and speak to her via a walkie-talkie, its counterpart propped on her pillow, they told BuzzFeed News.

Sundee, who had battled stage 4 breast cancer, was stricken in early March and died about two weeks later.
“I told her I love her ... she shouldn’t worry about the kids,” Elijah Ross-Rutter, the fourth of her six children, told Buzzfeed News.

He, his five siblings and Rutter’s mother were on hand to bid farewell via the handheld radio device, BuzzFeed News said. The children range in age from 13 to 24, with the eldest about to graduate from college. He is seeking guardianship of the youngest three, who are in middle and high school, and will use the money raised by a GoFundMe account set up by a family friend to procure stable housing.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:05 PM (2 replies)

He wants oversight over masks?? But not for the money corporations

might get in the relief package? Seriously! This man is so damn twisted. I have yet to hear him talk about the bravery and sacrifice of the people putting their lives on the line. Nurses have already lost their lives on the frontline. Yet he's insulting these brave people while praising corporations. Shameful!
Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:16 PM (4 replies)

I am always happy to hear people that voted for Trump say they won't vote for him this time

HOWEVER, I'm always wondering what did you see then? He has not changed. He is exactly who he showed himself to be before you voted for him. The following is from an article on Rawstory. Those 2 paragraphs stood out to me. I hate to pick on this voter but,

He's appalled now? He does not act like commander in chief? What made you think he would act like a commander in chief? Was it when he said he would grab women by their private parts? Or was it when he was mocking war heroes or the disabled? Was it when he was using grade school insults for members of his own political party? Was it when he disrespected John McCain? Was it when he was lying repeatedly? Was it when he was asking Russia for help?

Molloy backed Trump in 2016, but he has become disillusioned over time and has been appalled by the president’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

“He’s constantly sending mixed messages, and that’s totally unacceptable,” Molloy said. “It’s been the story of his administration. His behavior, his tweets — he just does not act like a commander in chief, and it’s gotten even worse with this crisis.”

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:56 PM (9 replies)

WTF??? Are the masks going out the back door? He wants an investigation

because Gov Cuomo is trying to get needed supplies? Shut this propaganda shit down!
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:58 PM (0 replies)

Fox News linked fish tank cleaner to Trump's recommended coronavirus treatment

Irresponsible reporting. I know they are not known for being responsible journalists, but they should have known, with their gullible audience, this kind of reporting could be deadly.


The Fox article hypes the spike in prices of fish tank cleaners containing chloroquine phosphate without clearly explaining that outside of its approved pharmaceutical form and dosage, chloroquine phosphate can be toxic and deadly -- though it does mention that it’s not for “human consumption” at the end of the third paragraph. Considering most Americans don’t read past the headline of an article, it is not only irresponsible but outright idiotic for Fox to imply such equivalence in the article title during a pandemic when people are desperate to find ways to protect themselves.

The article also stated that “President Trump announced in a press conference Thursday that chloroquine phosphate -- a substance found in drugs used to treat malaria and severe arthritis -- was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test as a treatment for the coronavirus.” (The FDA has not approved the drug for treatment of COVID-19.) As of this morning, the article remains live on Fox’s website, without any updates or clarifications.

It wasn't just Fox News, either. Articles like this were elsewhere in right-wing media. There was a similar article in News Corp's New York Post:

Direct link to Fox Article that is still posted. Just unbelievable!
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 29, 2020, 05:16 AM (2 replies)

Listening to Gov Cuomo warms my heart

I know its been said before, but he is showing true leadership.

Right now he is talking about connecting to your family in this difficult time. He's talking about taking a walk with his daughter and dog and how much he appreciates that. He's encouraging us to use this time to do the things we have been putting off, that we enjoy such as painting the house, reading that book, journaling, etc. What a wonderful message so we are not focused on the virus and what its doing all the time. It seems like such simple suggestions, but to hear that from a politician is refreshing. He knows that people are suffering emotionally and he wants to uplift people's spirits.

So different from what we are hearing from orange buffoon who only thinks about himself and how mean people are being to him.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Mar 28, 2020, 12:58 PM (8 replies)

'He was healthy. He was fine': 39 yr old dies from Covid 19 within 4 days of diagnosis

'He was healthy. He was fine': Wife of Lee County's youngest COVID-19 victim begs public to stay home

The local DJ began feeling sick March 14. He received a prescription from his primary care doctor for a COVID test. On March 19, after four days of trying to get tested but being turned away, he was finally able to get tested for the novel coronavirus at the drive-thru testing site at Lee Convenient Care's Page Field location. On March 21, he was given a positive test result for COVID-19. The next day, he went to Gulf Coast Medical Center

Four days later, on Thursday, he became the virus's fourth victim in Lee County, and more notably, its youngest.

Conrad Buchanan was 39.

He leaves behind his wife, Nicole Buchanan, and their daughter, Skye. He also has a son named Ethan, plus hundreds of friends and family members who have flocked to his Facebook page in an outpouring of grief. They have raised almost $30,000 to help pay his medical bills and help the mother and daughter financially through a GoFundMe page.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:12 PM (16 replies)

NBA Star's mother in coma due to coronavirus

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:55 PM (1 replies)

I can't wait to see the politicians who are Ok with letting the sick & elderly die...but also claim

"I can’t wait to see the politicians who are Ok with letting the sick & elderly die...but also claim to be pro-life."

Those are not my words. I saw this quote on a twitter thread. Very poignant. I think there are those that will be willing to sacrifice countless lives to support Trump when it comes to Trump " opening up our country".

And the pro-life people will be just fine with it.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:06 PM (11 replies)

Watching Richard Engel on assignment- Hate

stomach turning.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:32 PM (6 replies)
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