Trump signals growing weariness with ‘social distancing’ and other steps advocated by health officials

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'We' or 'he'? Lol But seriously, we're all frustrated about what's going on. But that does NOT MEAN we should ignore our medical professionals about this. They say it's going to get worse, and I believe them. Unlike my governor, who just today said he doesn't plan on halting non essential work. Not enough people are taking this seriously. Remember reading about the Spanish Flu? Because of inaction, it struck THREE TIMES before fading out, in the end killing more than WW1.
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He's always gotta be a winner. It's a serious character flaw.
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The somebody was...literally him, last week.

“ President Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. may be able to get the new coronavirus outbreak under control by July or August at the earliest.”

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/03/16/tru ... ssion=true

This is just breathtakingly dumb.

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cgd5112 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:52 am
This is the reason why trump should not tweet anything about the virus. He’s not a physician. His words carry weight and will encourage many to dismiss the recommendations.

As it is, some are believing there’s already s cure due to his hydrochlorequine and erythromycin tweet.

It's azithromycin, or a Z-pack. They will begin trials with it in NY tomorrow. It has had very good results in other countries, so why shouldn't we at least give it a shot?!
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More news on the ventilator front....
A Canadian doctor made one ventilator work on 9 people at once. There is hope!
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213141224
(least bloggy/tabloidy post I could find, figured it would do for this group.)
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 am
This will be a very bad move if he decides to lift this because he doesn't like seeing unemployment continue to rise. Just look at Spain and Italy - major fatalities and the numbers still rising because they did not act soon enough to distance people. We can recover financially. We can loan businesses money or support them with grants. You can't reverse the permanent lung damage some suffer from this virus or bring back lost family members.

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*sigh* He's an idiot Look at NY. They have 10,000 cases because the governor didn't lock down the state soon enough.
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29again wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:08 pm
cgd5112 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:52 am
This is the reason why trump should not tweet anything about the virus. He’s not a physician. His words carry weight and will encourage many to dismiss the recommendations.

As it is, some are believing there’s already s cure due to his hydrochlorequine and erythromycin tweet.

It's azithromycin, or a Z-pack. They will begin trials with it in NY tomorrow. It has had very good results in other countries, so why shouldn't we at least give it a shot?!
A couple in Arizona took this combination after a Trump tweeted about it. One died, one is in critical condition. Other countries have reported poisoning from hydrochlorequine.
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We keep getting mixed messages from the government. We have no real idea if the 15 day plan for people to social distance (which isn't even over) has worked yet, but we are already being told they will end it soon? They don't even follow the protocols in the Capitol buildings.

We may all end up contracting this, and maybe we won't be able to stop that from happening. But if we overwhelm the medical system many more will die.
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Lemons wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:34 pm
29again wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:08 pm
cgd5112 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:52 am
This is the reason why trump should not tweet anything about the virus. He’s not a physician. His words carry weight and will encourage many to dismiss the recommendations.

As it is, some are believing there’s already s cure due to his hydrochlorequine and erythromycin tweet.

It's azithromycin, or a Z-pack. They will begin trials with it in NY tomorrow. It has had very good results in other countries, so why shouldn't we at least give it a shot?!
A couple in Arizona took this combination after a Trump tweeted about it. One died, one is in critical condition. Other countries have reported poisoning from hydrochlorequine.
Got a link? Or was that just something seen on facebook? It's really kind of hard to OD on hydrocholorquine, especially if it is taken as prescribed.
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