The U.S is plunging deeper into a dark COVID-19 hole — and there’s no plan to get out

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As the U.S. plunges into an ever-deeper coronavirus morass, setting record new infection rates and the death curve begins to rise again, there’s no prospect of the nightmare ending for months. Delusion dominates an administration that perversely claims the United States is the world leader in beating this modern-day plague. There are only contradictions, obfuscations and confusion from the federal officials who ought to be charting a national course. The massive integrated testing and tracing effort that could highlight and isolate infection epicenters doesn’t exist. Attempts to reopen schools in a few weeks are already descending into farce amid conflicting messages from Washington.

Amid all of this, the coronavirus task force does not hold daily briefings, and when it does, they are an exercise in dodging difficult questions and self-congratulation. Months into the worst domestic crisis since World War II, there is no sense that a fractured country is pulling together to confront a common enemy. People are still arguing about wearing masks — a tiny infringement of personal freedoms that represents one of the few hopes of easing the contagion. The one federal official who does seem to have answers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been banished to the podcast circuit by President Donald Trump, who was on Fox News Thursday night boasting about acing a cognitive test as the US hit another daily record of infections — over 60,000 — on a day on which more than 900 new deaths were reported.

It’s unimaginable that any other modern President would have handled things this way. Most would have thrown every federal government dollar, resource and expert at it. But Trump appears to believe his reelection relies on creating an alternative reality in which tens of thousands of Americans — now mostly in states where he is overwhelmingly popular — are not being infected rather than actually beating back the pandemic.  –CNN

The U.S. on Thursday posted 65,551 new coronavirus cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The country, the hardest-hit in the world by the pandemic, has a total caseload of more than 3.1 million, with 133,195 deaths. The previous daily record was Tuesday, with more than 60,200 cases in one day. The US has seen a spike in infections in recent weeks, particularly in the south and west, and health experts worry the death rate may soon follow the same trajectory. According to the Johns Hopkins tracker at 8:30pm (0030 GMT Friday), 1,000 people died from COVID-19 in the US in the last 24 hours.

“We’re in a very difficult, challenging period right now,” top US infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday during a teleconference organized by news outlet The Hill. As the country began reopening, many states “jumped over the benchmarks,” Fauci said, referring to indicators of a slowing infection rate required for states to begin phasing out of lock-downs. “I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process,” he said, although he added: “I don’t think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down.”

US President Donald Trump, who has openly said he disagrees with Fauci, has downplayed the spike in cases. “For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better,” he tweeted Thursday. “We have tested 40,000,000 people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc.”  – Barron’s

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4 Responses to The U.S is plunging deeper into a dark COVID-19 hole — and there’s no plan to get out

  1. Michael Giarrusso says:

    First of all quoting liberal based CNN is your first error. They have no credibility whatsoever. Second factoid is where are the highest concentration of cases? Cities run by inept democratic rule. If you want to discuss a degradation of moral American values go ahead and be truly a contributor to it’s demise and vote for mindless Joe. I have not seen a high value idea to stem the virus tide by the democrats that supposedly know it all.

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    In regards to masks. I did not wear a mask until mid-June. If I wear it, is when I cannot maintain social distancing but is on my face in public, I just pull it up over my mouth and nose. I also try to retain a high level of sun light exposure and consume daily Vitamin D and C. Lysol is a effective deterrent.

    Listen, the media is hyping the new cases but not really reporting the low death rate that is occurring. Each year thousands catch the flu, many die but many more live. This is a virus never before encountered and not from a open market in China. I don’t believe that. If you ever have gone to Asia and seen and experience being at an open air market, its an experience.

    Being an election year and the person involved, I question the accuracy of reported cases and deaths directly related to this virus. It is the public as a whole who is suffering from this election year mess.

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  3. Energist Ami says:

    Beyond horrific! All if this is very grave 😦 Being pushed down to the side, minimized and ignored.. healing/prevention, is not that simple at all! Will continue to mutate at every opportunity it has. I feel that this virus does prey on negative or ignorant energy! The more stress, frustration, upset, ego, pride that people keep at surface as well as inside, the stronger it will get and continue on taking over the system and doing more harm, just quicker! God has been giving each of us answers and warnings in many ways! It’s all up to US to listen (stillness/meditation) so that we don’t have another “Extinction Level Event!”

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