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251PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/9/2021, 1:12 pm

zsomething



Looks like Jesus is tired of the anti-vax bullshit, too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-church-reeling-six-members-024354021.html

For George Davis, a bishop at Impact Church in Jacksonville, getting vaccinated against the coronavirus was an act of faith. He says that he believes in divine creation, and that the shot is a miracle - a sign of God guiding scientists in their attempts to curb a devastating virus. Yet, for his nondenominational congregation, the provenance of a lifesaving tool was not as obvious.

The hesitancy was clear from the beginning. When cases surged, some of Davis's congregation, which numbers more than 6,000 parishioners, had a different idea of the pandemic's effects. One spat back false information to the pastor. Others did not trust government and health officials. Davis said he tried to bridge the gap - enacting safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraging vaccinations when doses were made available, and discussing the virus on social media.

Still, he said, some did not listen. Six of the church's members, Davis said, died of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in 10 days. Four of them were healthy and younger than 35; all were unvaccinated.

"It's very frustrating knowing that these were avoidable deaths," he said. "You also don't want the loved ones who are left behind to feel horrible and don't want to seem like I'm putting guilt onto them, but the reality is, I know that these people would still be here had they gotten the shot."

Get the message yet? Nope. They'll never get it.

Sorry anybody's gotta die from this thing, but if they do, I'm glad it's mostly the idiots. They had their chance, and at least now they won't be around to impact the world anymore.

Keep on dyin' to "spite the libs." Great fucking plan. Go with that.

And, hey, three cheers for this fucksplat:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-radio-newsmax-host-who-opposed-covid-vaccine-dies-covid-n1276304

Dick Farrel, a former right-wing radio host in Florida and anchor on Newsmax TV, died Wednesday of complications from Covid-19, NBC affiliate WPTV of West Palm Beach reported.

"He was known as the other Rush Limbaugh. With a heavy heart, I can only say this was so unexpected. He will be missed,” Farrel's partner, Kit Farley, wrote on Facebook, according to WPTV.

"He fought like a tiger. Please don't put off getting attention for this illness," Farley wrote on Facebook. "Yes, for some it has minimal effects, but others it is deadly. We will always love Dick Farrel, always appreciate his spirit, and miss him greatly."

Farrel was a vocal and staunch advocate against the coronavirus vaccines, which he posted about on social media, once calling them "bogus." He also railed against figures like Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom he called a "lying freak."

However, after he contracted Covid-19, friends said, Farrel's attitude about the vaccines and the virus changed, WPTV reported.

"COVID took one of my best friends! RIP Dick Farrel. He is the reason I took the shot. He texted me and told me to 'Get it!' He told me this virus is no joke and he said, 'I wish I had gotten it!'" Amy Leigh Hair, a friend of Farrel's, wrote on Facebook
.

Congratulations, Dick. Whatever else you did in your life, you'll always be remembered as the punchline to a dark joke that was on you. That's your legacy now, chuckles. Nobody'll remember your name, but they'll remember "that dead moron who called Fauci a lying freak." You're a LOL-meme, thanks for helping out by growing the porn'stache.

There are plenty of "lying freaks" around. but the aren't Fauci.

The whole reason they hate Fauci is because their throbbing monetized amygdalas get spooked when they hear bad news and they want to just deny it, so they hate it for not helping them do that. I really don't get the anger toward Fauci. He's trying to keep 'em safe. That's all the man's doing. He's giving 'em good advice, and they react to it like he's done something to hurt 'em. It's completely and utterly insane, nonsensical. They hate him because they've been told to hate him and they want to be part of the crowd that hates him so at least then they can be part of something.

But that's where we're at with the Republican base now. Childishness and madness and spite-spite-spite. They'll do whatever they think "the libs" don't want them to do, even if they have to make fools of themselves to do it. "Ain't no goddamn liberal gone tell ME I can't drink turpentine!" *glug glug glug!*

These assholes like Dead-Ass Dick up there know that their base are idiots and want to be told that they're right even when they're wrong... and so they'll keep telling them what they want to hear, even when it's harmful to them. They honestly couldn't give a fuck less if their listeners die drowning in their own fluids, because all they are is a cash cow. Pump the money out of it and it's disposable. There's always enough to keep Newsmax's ratings up. They know their viewers will never wise up. It just ain't in 'em.

So idiots actually cheer when Marjorie Taylor Green informs them that Alabama's the least-vaccinated state. Then a couple weeks from now them same folks gonna be cryin' 'cuz mam-maw died and boo-hoo-why-didn't-somebody-MAKE-us-get-vaccinated? We didn't knowwwww, we wuz told we wuz patriots, resisting common-sense and overburdening the hospitals in a time of national crisis!

It's sad but it's still pretty hard to feel sympathy for these idiots. But we still keep trying to wise them up, but they fight ya every step of the way. Conservatives never care about a goddamned thing until it affects them personally. And then it becomes the most important thing in the world. An activist is a conservative who just got the condition they were making fun of somebody else for having. I've seen that over and over and over again. I just wish they'd un-brainwash themselves enough to change it already. But they won't. Because they think some "lib" wants 'em to.

Spite's one hell of a drug.

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252PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/9/2021, 7:05 pm

PkrBum

PkrBum

zsomething wrote:Looks like Jesus is tired of the anti-vax bullshit, too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-church-reeling-six-members-024354021.html

Racist. You're aware of the racial demographics of the unvaccinated and can't help but blow your dog whistle.

253PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/9/2021, 8:16 pm

Telstar

Telstar


Wow I din't know that Pkr Bum is a black person. No wonder his life is soooo fouled up. Twisted Evil

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254PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/10/2021, 8:36 am

zsomething



Telstar wrote:
 Wow I din't know that Pkr Bum is a black person. No wonder his life is soooo fouled up. Twisted Evil

Don't give the shitbag attention. I know we're all he has, and I hate to think we might be keeping him from getting lonely enough to kill himself.

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255PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/10/2021, 10:06 pm

Telstar

Telstar

At what point does reality intervene?


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256PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 1:03 am

PkrBum

PkrBum

zsomething wrote:
Telstar wrote:
 Wow I din't know that Pkr Bum is a black person. No wonder his life is soooo fouled up. Twisted Evil

Don't give the shitbag attention.  I know we're all he has, and I hate to think we might be keeping him from getting lonely enough to kill himself.

You're a fucking hillbilly racist. If there's really social justice you'll get canceled.



Last edited by PkrBum on 8/13/2021, 12:23 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : *cancelled)

257PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 5:14 am

Telstar

Telstar

PkrBum wrote:
zsomething wrote:
Telstar wrote:
 Wow I din't know that Pkr Bum is a black person. No wonder his life is soooo fouled up. Twisted Evil

Don't give the shitbag attention.  I know we're all he has, and I hate to think we might be keeping him from getting lonely enough to kill himself.

You're a fucking hillbilly racist. If there's really social justice you'll get exterminated.


Is that what you majored in at Rice University? Extermination? lol! bounce

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258PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 10:40 am

zsomething



Telstar wrote:At what point does reality intervene?



Reality never intervenes for guys like DeSantis... until people wise up and vote him out. But they're so hardwired to their tribal little "I hate the libs more than I love my kids or my mother" craziness that they're going to stay married to the bullshit, rather than wise up. They'd literally rather "spite the libs" than live at this point.

They're scared of looking stupid by having resisted taking basic health measures in the first place, so they're doubling down on it, thinking that'll make them avoid embarrassment. It's not. It's just making them look crazy. I hate Trump, but I wore a mask to do what I could to keep the spread of COVID down... even if having it spread more would drive his poll numbers down. Because politics aren't worth it. If the vaccine had been available when Trump was still in office, I'd have taken it, whether it made him look "good" or not. This stubborn tribal bullshit isn't worth having people die or go through the rest of their life seriously incapacitated. It's insanely stupid to turn a pandemic into a political football... but they're so programmed now that that's what they're doing.

Florida called in for more ventilators because they're running out, and DeSantis -- thinking it makes him look good -- says he "didn't hear anything about that." When you're the fuckin' governor and you don't know what's going on in your state, that's not exactly a good thing. He doesn't know because he doesn't care. And no matter how bad the disease gets in Florida, DeSantis refuses to change course because he thinks it'd make him "look weak"... even though changing tactics to meet changing situations is what any intelligent person would do. It's not "weak" -- Sun Tzu'll tell you that much. But like Trump, DeSantis is another sociopath who is only concerned with his political ambitions, and he's trusting that the people who vote for him are so married to their tribalism that they'll still vote for him if he kills their mothers or even their kids. And, sadly, he's probably right about that. DeSantis's approval ratings are dropping like crazy but they're still higher than they should be, given the pitiful job he's doing. You just can't wean authoritarians off of getting pissed on. They revel in it.

It's depressing, but you just have to give up on 'em at some point. They're gonna stubborn themselves to death, and -- the real tragedy of it -- take a lot of other people out with 'em on their way out. Every time some moron who mocks masking and vaccinations helps overfill an ICU, somebody else suffers and somebody else dies. Almost nothing is asked of 'em... and yet it's still too much. They'd rather people die than break with their cult and think that they're helping "the libs" score a point... when it ain't even about points, it's about trying to help your fellow citizens, whether you agree with 'em or not.

"Patriots." Rolling Eyes The fuck they are.



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259PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 1:51 pm

zsomething



https://twitter.com/natalie_allison/status/1425449438202548224

Huh. For a while this place had the capability of posting tweets, but something appears to have happened to it.

Oh well, that link's to a bunch of Trumpian troglodytes making brownshirt-level threats to hunt down medical professionals who recommended masks or vaccinations, as well as parents who wanted to mask their kids. Just in case anybody had decided they were just "reasonable people with a different opinion."

Next thing you know they'll be doing the usual Nazi par-for-the-course and threatening "extermination." Rolling Eyes All I can say is, if you try it then you damn well better not miss, motherfucker.

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260PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 4:16 pm

PkrBum

PkrBum

Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) Tweeted:

The daily case counts for Florida currently posted on the CDC COVID Tracker are incorrect.

The current listing states 28,317.

The accurate data are as follows:

Friday, August 6: 21,500
Saturday August 7: 19,567
Sunday, August 8: 15,319

The 3 day average: 18,795

https://twitter.com/HealthyFla/status/1424918312748822547?s=20

261PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/11/2021, 10:46 pm

Telstar

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262PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/12/2021, 10:50 pm

PkrBum

PkrBum

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/12/texas-rsv-covid-19-childrens-hospitals/

Correction, Aug. 12, 2021: An earlier version of this story overstated the number of children who have been hospitalized in Texas recently with COVID-19. The story said over 5,800 children had been hospitalized during a seven-day period in August, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number correctly referred to children hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. In actuality, 783 children we

263PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/12/2021, 11:39 pm

Telstar

Telstar

Ted is a typical Republican. Hooray for him and his and to hell with the idiots that voted for him. Like the time he fled to Cancun Mexico with his daughters (Not sure about Ted's wife, the one that Trump compared to an ugly dog) While people in Texas were freezing to death in a blizzard. I guess Tuna face Ted figured, let them eat frozen enchiladas.

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264PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/13/2021, 6:53 am

PkrBum

PkrBum

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/08/breakthrough-covid-19-cases-may-be-a-bigger-problem.html

“The message that breakthrough cases are exceedingly rare and that you don’t have to worry about them if you’re vaccinated — that this is only an epidemic of the unvaccinated — that message is falling flat,” Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina told me in the long interview that follows below. “If this was still Alpha, sure. But with Delta, plenty of people are getting sick. Plenty of transmission is going on. And my personal opinion is that the whole notion of herd immunity from two vaccine shots is flying out the window very quickly with this new variant.”

“We’re seeing a lot more spread in vaccinated people,” agreed Scripps’s Eric Topol, who estimated that the vaccines’ efficacy against symptomatic transmission, which he estimated to be 90 percent or above for the wild-type strain and all previous variants, had fallen to about 60 percent for Delta. “That’s a big drop.” Later, he suggested it might have fallen to 50 percent, and that new data about to be published in the U.S. would suggest an even lower rate. On Wednesday, a large pre-print study published by the Mayo clinic suggested the efficacy against infection had fallen as far as 42 percent.

“The breakthrough problem is much more concerning than what our public officials have transmitted,” Topol continued. “We have no good tracking. But every indicator I have suggests that there’s a lot more under the radar than is being told to the public so far, which is unfortunate.” The result, he said, was a widening gap between the messaging from public-health authorities and the meaning of the data emerging in real time. “I think the problem we have is people — whether it’s the CDC or the people that are doing the briefings — their big concern is, they just want to get vaccinations up. And they don’t want to punch any holes in the story about vaccines. But we can handle the truth. And that’s what we should be getting.”

The central distortion reflected in the Kaiser report — and echoed by communicators elsewhere, including in the Times — is the result of a basic error of comparison, one that should have been obvious to anyone familiar with the shape of the pandemic. Almost all of these calculations about the share of breakthrough cases have been made using year-to-date 2021 data, which include several months before mass vaccination (when by definition vanishingly few breakthrough cases could have occurred) during which time the vast majority of the year’s total cases and deaths took place (during the winter surge).This is a corollary to the reassuring principle you might’ve heard, over the last few weeks, that as vaccination levels grow we would expect the percentage of vaccinated cases will, too — the implication being that we shouldn’t worry too much over panicked headlines about the relative share of vaccinated cases in a state or ICU but instead focus on the absolute number of those cases in making a judgment about vaccine protection across a population. This is true. But it also means that when vaccination levels were very low, there were inevitably very few breakthrough cases, too. That means that to calculate a prevalence ratio for cases or deaths using the full year’s data requires you to effectively divide a numerator of four months of data by a denominator of seven months of data. And because those first few brutal months of the year were exceptional ones that do not reflect anything like the present state of vaccination or the disease, they throw off the ratios even further. Two-thirds of 2021 cases and 80 percent of deaths came before April 1, when only 15 percent of the country was fully vaccinated, which means calculating year-to-date ratios means possibly underestimating the prevalence of breakthrough cases by a factor of three and breakthrough deaths by a factor of five. And if the ratios are calculated using data sets that end before the Delta surge, as many have been, that adds an additional distortion, since both breakthrough cases and severe illness among the vaccinated appear to be significantly more common with this variant than with previous ones.

Unfortunately, more accurate month-to-month data is hard to assemble — because the CDC stopped tracking most breakthrough cases in early May, before the Delta wave had begun, and the states maintaining their own databases often update them irregularly and, in some cases, according to idiosyncratic logic — but over the last week, I’ve tried. And while several states show prevalence rates roughly in line with Kaiser’s ballpark one percent estimate (in Virginia, for instance, breakthroughs represent 2.3 percent of new cases and 5.2 percent of deathsVirginia’s breakthrough database is enviably transparent and easy-to-navigate, and their numbers were reassuring: 303 breakthrough cases in July, when the state experienced 13,133 cases. There were 17 breakthrough hospitalizations, out of 430 total in the state — 4 percent. And there was one breakthrough death, of out 19.), in others the patterns were divergent. In Delaware, between July 1 and July 22, “breakthrough” cases were 13.8 percent of the total.Between July 1 and July 23, there were 818 positive tests in the state and 113 identified “breakthrough” cases. There were also three deaths — all three deaths from COVID-19 registered by the state in that period. In Michigan, between June 15 and July 30, the figure was 19.1 percent.In this period, there were 2,369 breakthrough cases and 12,409 in total. In Utah, 8 percent of new cases were breakthroughs in early June, but by late July, as Delta grew, the share grew, too, to 20 percent (even while the total number of cases almost doubled). According to those leaked CDC documents, there were, as of late last month, 35,000 symptomatic breakthrough cases being recorded each week — about 10 percent of the country’s total. Presumably many more breakthrough cases were asymptomatic.

265PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/13/2021, 6:36 pm

Telstar

Telstar

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266PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/15/2021, 12:07 pm

Floridatexan

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PkrBum wrote:https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/08/breakthrough-covid-19-cases-may-be-a-bigger-problem.html

“The message that breakthrough cases are exceedingly rare and that you don’t have to worry about them if you’re vaccinated — that this is only an epidemic of the unvaccinated — that message is falling flat,” Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina told me in the long interview that follows below. “If this was still Alpha, sure. But with Delta, plenty of people are getting sick. Plenty of transmission is going on. And my personal opinion is that the whole notion of herd immunity from two vaccine shots is flying out the window very quickly with this new variant.”

“We’re seeing a lot more spread in vaccinated people,” agreed Scripps’s Eric Topol, who estimated that the vaccines’ efficacy against symptomatic transmission, which he estimated to be 90 percent or above for the wild-type strain and all previous variants, had fallen to about 60 percent for Delta. “That’s a big drop.” Later, he suggested it might have fallen to 50 percent, and that new data about to be published in the U.S. would suggest an even lower rate. On Wednesday, a large pre-print study published by the Mayo clinic suggested the efficacy against infection had fallen as far as 42 percent.

“The breakthrough problem is much more concerning than what our public officials have transmitted,” Topol continued. “We have no good tracking. But every indicator I have suggests that there’s a lot more under the radar than is being told to the public so far, which is unfortunate.” The result, he said, was a widening gap between the messaging from public-health authorities and the meaning of the data emerging in real time. “I think the problem we have is people — whether it’s the CDC or the people that are doing the briefings — their big concern is, they just want to get vaccinations up. And they don’t want to punch any holes in the story about vaccines. But we can handle the truth. And that’s what we should be getting.”

The central distortion reflected in the Kaiser report — and echoed by communicators elsewhere, including in the Times — is the result of a basic error of comparison, one that should have been obvious to anyone familiar with the shape of the pandemic. Almost all of these calculations about the share of breakthrough cases have been made using year-to-date 2021 data, which include several months before mass vaccination (when by definition vanishingly few breakthrough cases could have occurred) during which time the vast majority of the year’s total cases and deaths took place (during the winter surge).This is a corollary to the reassuring principle you might’ve heard, over the last few weeks, that as vaccination levels grow we would expect the percentage of vaccinated cases will, too — the implication being that we shouldn’t worry too much over panicked headlines about the relative share of vaccinated cases in a state or ICU but instead focus on the absolute number of those cases in making a judgment about vaccine protection across a population. This is true. But it also means that when vaccination levels were very low, there were inevitably very few breakthrough cases, too. That means that to calculate a prevalence ratio for cases or deaths using the full year’s data requires you to effectively divide a numerator of four months of data by a denominator of seven months of data. And because those first few brutal months of the year were exceptional ones that do not reflect anything like the present state of vaccination or the disease, they throw off the ratios even further. Two-thirds of 2021 cases and 80 percent of deaths came before April 1, when only 15 percent of the country was fully vaccinated, which means calculating year-to-date ratios means possibly underestimating the prevalence of breakthrough cases by a factor of three and breakthrough deaths by a factor of five. And if the ratios are calculated using data sets that end before the Delta surge, as many have been, that adds an additional distortion, since both breakthrough cases and severe illness among the vaccinated appear to be significantly more common with this variant than with previous ones.

Unfortunately, more accurate month-to-month data is hard to assemble — because the CDC stopped tracking most breakthrough cases in early May, before the Delta wave had begun, and the states maintaining their own databases often update them irregularly and, in some cases, according to idiosyncratic logic — but over the last week, I’ve tried. And while several states show prevalence rates roughly in line with Kaiser’s ballpark one percent estimate (in Virginia, for instance, breakthroughs represent 2.3 percent of new cases and 5.2 percent of deathsVirginia’s breakthrough database is enviably transparent and easy-to-navigate, and their numbers were reassuring: 303 breakthrough cases in July, when the state experienced 13,133 cases. There were 17 breakthrough hospitalizations, out of 430 total in the state — 4 percent. And there was one breakthrough death, of out 19.), in others the patterns were divergent. In Delaware, between July 1 and July 22, “breakthrough” cases were 13.8 percent of the total.Between July 1 and July 23, there were 818 positive tests in the state and 113 identified “breakthrough” cases. There were also three deaths — all three deaths from COVID-19 registered by the state in that period. In Michigan, between June 15 and July 30, the figure was 19.1 percent.In this period, there were 2,369 breakthrough cases and 12,409 in total. In Utah, 8 percent of new cases were breakthroughs in early June, but by late July, as Delta grew, the share grew, too, to 20 percent (even while the total number of cases almost doubled). According to those leaked CDC documents, there were, as of late last month, 35,000 symptomatic breakthrough cases being recorded each week — about 10 percent of the country’s total. Presumably many more breakthrough cases were asymptomatic.

You do realize you've just made the case for mandatory masks, handwashing and social distancing, even among the vaccinated....RIGHT?

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267PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/15/2021, 12:30 pm

PkrBum

PkrBum

Helluva "vaccine" you've got there. Maybe you should get all three? And mask, and social distance, and shut down everything, and isolate, and muffle children, and hold your breath... etc.

268PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/15/2021, 1:14 pm

Floridatexan

Floridatexan

Children Hospitalized With COVID-19 In U.S. Hits Record Number

By Gabriella Borter
August 14, 2021

(Reuters) -The number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States hit a record high of just over 1,900 on Saturday, as hospitals across the South were stretched to capacity fighting outbreaks caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The Delta variant, which is rapidly spreading among mostly the unvaccinated portion of the U.S. population, has caused hospitalizations to spike in recent weeks, driving up the number of pediatric hospitalizations to 1,902 on Saturday, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Children currently make up about 2.4 percent of the nation's COVID-19 hospitalizations. Kids under 12 are not eligible to receive the vaccine, leaving them more vulnerable to infection from the new, highly transmissible variant.

"This is not last year's COVID. This one is worse and our children are the ones that are going to be affected by it the most," Sally Goza, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, told CNN on Saturday.

The numbers of newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients aged 18-29, 30-39 and 40-49 also hit record highs this week, according to data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The spike in new cases has ramped up tension between conservative state leaders and local districts over whether school children should be required to wear masks as they head back to the classroom this month.

School districts in Florida, Texas, and Arizona have mandated that masks be worn in schools, defying orders from their Republican state governors that ban districts from imposing such rules. The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has threatened to withhold funding from districts that impose mask requirements, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott is appealing to the state Supreme Court to overturn Dallas County's mask mandate, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday.

A fifth of the nation's COVID-19 hospitalizations are in Florida, where the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients hit a record 16,100 on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally. More than 90 percent of the state's intensive care beds are filled, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Increased Hospitalization
The nation's largest teachers union, the National Education Association, came out in support of mandatory vaccination for its members this week. NEA President Becky Pringle said on Saturday that schools should employ every mitigation strategy, from vaccines to masks, to ensure that students can come back to their classrooms safely this school year.

"Our students under 12 can't get vaccinated. It's our responsibility to keep them safe. Keeping them safe means that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated," Pringle told CNN.

The U.S. now has an average of about 129,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, a rate that has doubled in a little over two weeks, according to a Reuters tally. The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is at a six-month high, and an average of 600 people are dying each day of COVID-19, double the death rate seen in late July.

Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon have reported record numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations this month, according to a Reuters tally, pushing healthcare systems to operate beyond their capacity.

"Our hospitals are working to maximize their available staff and beds, including the use of conference rooms and cafeterias," Florida Hospital Association President Mary Mayhew said in a statement on Friday.

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown said on Friday that she was sending 500 National Guard members to assist overwhelmed hospitals, with 1,500 members in total available to help.

In Jackson, Mississippi, federal medical workers are assisting understaffed local teams at a 20-bed triage center in the parking garage of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to accommodate the overflow of COVID-19 patients.

Fifteen children and 99 adults were hospitalized with COVID-19 at UMMC as of Saturday morning, the hospital said. More than 77% of those patients were unvaccinated.

https://www.nationalmemo.com/child-covid-hospitalizations-hit-record

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Floridatexan

Floridatexan

zsomething wrote:
Telstar wrote:
 Wow I din't know that Pkr Bum is a black person. No wonder his life is soooo fouled up. Twisted Evil

Don't give the shitbag attention.  I know we're all he has, and I hate to think we might be keeping him from getting lonely enough to kill himself.

Contrary to the right-wing narrative, the majority of unvaccinated in this country are white Republicans. They're also the ones getting sick and dying.

Here's an editorial from the HOUSTON CHRONICLE on Abbott, but it could easily apply to DeSatan, Noem, et al...the "win at all cost" R's whose allegiance to Hair Furor will cost them in the end...I hope it's the butt end, but who can tell the difference?

"Editorial: How can Abbott protect Texas from COVID when he can't protect himself?

"Personal responsibility, apparently, is for the little people. The powerful have Regeneron cocktails at the ready. The powerful have good health insurance and doctors who make house calls. The powerful can quarantine in the comforts of a taxpayer-funded mansion in downtown Austin.

That’s one takeaway from the announcement Tuesday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has COVID-19 — the very day after he tweeted about his appearance at “another standing room only event in Collin County” attended by an estimated 600 people. The tweet included photos of the event in which the maskless governor waves from a stage, facing a tight crowd of applauding supporters — nary a mask in sight.

How can we trust the governor to protect Texas from this raging pandemic when he won’t even protect himself — or, for that matter, his supporters? If a man elected to lead nearly 30 million Texans can’t be trusted to act responsibly, how can he effectively persuade others? We’re not just talking about the upper-income folks who attend Republican gubernatorial fundraisers. We’re talking about the millions of children returning to school who can’t be vaccinated. We’re talking about the rural Texans who must travel an hour to a hospital, only to find there are no beds available. We’re talking about the multitudes of Texans who have no health insurance and no relationship with a trusted doctor who can inform them about vaccines.

Texans are watching you, governor. What are you showing them? Not a champion of personal freedom. Only a mascot of incompetence. An elected chief executive who is now contagious and home-bound because he refused to follow his own advice to the little people. A governor who not only refuses to lead an effective campaign urging Texans to protect themselves and their communities, but actively threatens to punish and sue local leaders who try to impose safety requirements such as mask-wearing."

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PkrBum

PkrBum

Misleading... as a percentage of their population demographic blacks and hispanics have lower vaccination rates. But no surprise that you'd latch onto misinformation to draw false conclusions. This information is readily available on the CDC website. You don't have to rely on leftist editorials to do your thinking for you even if it's what you desperately want to hear.

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Sal

Sal

And here are the American adults who say they’ve already been vaccinated — broken down by demographic group:

All adults: 69 percent

Men: 67 percent

Women: 71 percent

18-34: 63 percent

35-49: 58 percent

50-64: 71 percent

65+: 86 percent

Whites: 66 percent

Blacks: 76 percent

Latinos: 71 percent

Urban residents: 79 percent

Suburban residents: 67 percent

Rural residents: 52 percent

White evangelicals: 59 percent

Democrats: 88 percent

Independents: 60 percent

Republicans: 55 percent

Republicans who support Trump more than party: 46 percent

Republicans who support party more than Trump: 62 percent

Democratic Sanders-Warren voters: 88 percent

Democratic Biden voters: 87 percent

Biden voters in 2020 general election: 91 percent

Trump voters in 2020 general election: 50 percent

White non-college grads: 60 percent

White college grads: 80 percent

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nbc-news-poll-shows-demographic-breakdown-vaccinated-u-s-n1277514

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272PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/28/2021, 7:15 am

PkrBum

PkrBum

You can't even understand statistics. This is your groupthink.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/health-equity/cdc-strategy.html

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Telstar

Telstar

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274PANDUMBIC - Page 11 Empty Re: PANDUMBIC 8/28/2021, 8:12 pm

zsomething



Caleb Wallace, one of those guys who thought he knew more about science than everybody else (lucky that WE don't know anybody like THAT, aren't we, kids?) just died of COVID, after a period of suffering.

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1431218352903573507

He leaves a pregnant wife and a three kids, but being an anti-mask/anti-vax Libertardian prick was more important to him then his responsibilities as a husband or father, so guess they'll have to carry on without the selfish, stupid sonofabitch who could've saved himself but chose not to because he was "owning the libs." I'm sad for them, but him? Piece. Of. Shit. When you get married and are a co-provider, and when you have kids who need another parent, those are serious responsibilities and I don't have a whole lot of patience with you playing around with your life... because it's not just yours.

His passing frees up a bed in ICU and unburdens an overworked health care worker, at least. His legacy is a Gofundme. Helluva way to "own the libs" by making the most socialistic site available fulfill your duties as a provider.

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RealLindaL



Well said, z.

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