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Covid happenings
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RE: Covid happenings
Trump closes RNC with a potential super-spreader event: Of COVID-19, racism The final night of the Republican National Convention featured President Trump delivering his lengthy acceptance speech for the party’s nomination from the South Lawn of the White House, addressing an in-person audience of 1,500 largely maskless supporters, most of whom sat inches rather than feet apart and sweated profusely in the August heat as they clapped, whistled and chanted, “Four more years!”

The fervor was infectious at this potential super-spreader event, where supporters flouted CDC recommendations to hear Trump recite his dream list of successes, one of which was how wonderfully he’s combated the pandemic.

Opening the 2½-hour event was a video featuring a voiceover by actor Jon Voight, lambasting Democrats for “telling you what to wear” against images of Trump’s Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, wearing face masks.
and fear


Speaker after speaker warned about the terrible threat of a Biden presidency, the movement for Black lives, China, the violence of Democratic-run cities and the NBA, all while COVID-19 was given free rein.

Featured spokesman Rudy Giuliani sweated profusely in his folding chair while waiting for his turn on the communal mic. Cameras caught the former New York City mayor mopping his sweaty brow before leaning over to speak to a woman next to him, touching her arm with the mopping hand, as he leaned in closer.

It was notable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taped his remarks hundreds of miles away in his home state of Kentucky, socially distanced in an open field. He lambasted the Democrats for telling Americans what to do, even when they can and can’t go to school. The Republicans “will continue to support American families as we defeat the coronavirus and return our economy to the envy of the world,” McConnell said, the surrounding tall grass as his witness.

The GOP’s election-focused narrative about the dangers of “radical Democrats,” and how wonderful things have been under Trump, was consistent in remarks from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and of course his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, who also serves as White House advisor.









The question was how, or if, the party would address this week’s police shooting of an unarmed Black man, the subsequent killing of two protesters against police brutality by a teenager deemed to be a white vigilante, or the ongoing unrest in Kenosha, Wis., and the rest of the country as the direct action begun in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death this spring continues. Under Trump, the GOP has increasingly pandered to the radical Right, leveraging xenophobia and racism for votes and then failing to renounce the white supremacists they’ve invited into their ranks.


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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-ar...h-covid-19

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08-29-2020 12:18 AM
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RE: Covid happenings
Trump is a post-truth president.

It's shocking to think that he may well win the next election.
08-29-2020 08:25 AM
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AS of Aug. 30, 2020 there have beer 5,934,824 total cases of Covid in the US

with 182,149 deaths

291,012 new cases in last 7 days

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09-01-2020 12:41 AM
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over the past week , one new Covid19 death every 106 seconds in the US

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09-09-2020 04:22 AM
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Likely another lock down will come. The students are not fully back to school yet. Cases are rising.
09-15-2020 11:06 PM
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death toll in US over 200,000

total death toll in the world is over 30 million

wear your mask please lets have no one here getting sick

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Thanks Skyblue.

I really hope a safe and effective vaccine is available soon.
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