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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3262 on: November 25, 2020, 08:44:30 AM »
Looks like Ghouliani may have done some superspreading. Not just of melted hair dye. :o :laugh:

A top advisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign said Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, six days after attending a controversial press conference led by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

The disclosure of the Covid-19 diagnosis by Boris Epshteyn came as Giuliani, the Trump lawyer who led that press conference, headed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for what was being called a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee on the state’s election.

Giuliani’s son Andrew, who also attended his father’s press conference Thursday at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, revealed last Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Andrew Giuliani is a White House special assistant to Trump.

The Gettysburg hearing comes a day after Pennsylvania certified its election results showing a win there for President-elect Joe Biden, the former Democratic vice president.

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« Reply #3264 on: November 26, 2020, 07:21:12 AM »
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« Reply #3265 on: November 26, 2020, 01:02:27 PM »
Culled mink rise from the dead to Denmark's horror

Sound planning.

Yes, extremely amateurish planning. We are some here (in Denmark), who don't understand, why the minks weren't cremated.
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« Reply #3266 on: November 26, 2020, 05:16:39 PM »
In the US life-expectancy has stagnated/dropped even before Covid-19.


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« Reply #3268 on: November 27, 2020, 06:26:55 PM »
Whatever you tried to link, I get this error message:

Oops, sorry, just being silly.  It was just a Braveheart "Freedom!" meme.

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« Reply #3271 on: November 29, 2020, 05:34:42 PM »
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« Reply #3272 on: November 29, 2020, 05:41:52 PM »
Or the proverbial "tax on the stupid".

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« Reply #3273 on: November 30, 2020, 06:24:44 PM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/controversial-white-house-coronavirus-advisor-scott-atlas-to-resign.html

Damn...I thought the Cheeto administration would have canonized him.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-30/tyson-accused-of-misleading-interpreters-at-virus-hit-iowa-plant

Tyson Foods Inc. is accused of giving incorrect information to interpreters during a Covid-19 outbreak that infected more than a third of workers at a pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Plant management directed interpreters to tell the sizable non-English-speaking workforce that “everything is fine” at an April meeting, according to an amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of four workers who died. Managers also said county officials “cleared” the plant even though the Black Hawk County Health Department instead urged Tyson to close the facility to protect workers.

Workers were already testing positive by the time of the meetings in early April, with some 1,000 of its 2,800 workers eventually catching the virus, according to the complaint. One manager at the plant was earlier accused of betting on how many workers would be infected with the virus. He was later suspended.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3274 on: December 01, 2020, 11:34:18 AM »
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/controversial-white-house-coronavirus-advisor-scott-atlas-to-resign.html

Damn...I thought the Cheeto administration would have canonized him.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-30/tyson-accused-of-misleading-interpreters-at-virus-hit-iowa-plant

Tyson Foods Inc. is accused of giving incorrect information to interpreters during a Covid-19 outbreak that infected more than a third of workers at a pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Plant management directed interpreters to tell the sizable non-English-speaking workforce that “everything is fine” at an April meeting, according to an amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of four workers who died. Managers also said county officials “cleared” the plant even though the Black Hawk County Health Department instead urged Tyson to close the facility to protect workers.

Workers were already testing positive by the time of the meetings in early April, with some 1,000 of its 2,800 workers eventually catching the virus, according to the complaint. One manager at the plant was earlier accused of betting on how many workers would be infected with the virus. He was later suspended.

I had heard the news about the betting:  disgusting and deplorable to say the least!  >:(  Further shocked to hear all of the other news.

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« Reply #3275 on: December 01, 2020, 11:47:46 AM »
I had heard the news about the betting:  disgusting and deplorable to say the least!  >:(  Further shocked to hear all of the other news.

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The working conditions in meat (and poultry) packing plants in the US have steadily deteriorated and have been a disgrace for years. There's of course a political component that one could research. The jobs are so awful that they're mainly taken by immigrants (legal and otherwise). The COVID disasters were widely predicted, incl. by yours truly, but no credit because it was really obvious.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3276 on: December 01, 2020, 12:27:46 PM »
The working conditions in meat (and poultry) packing plants in the US have steadily deteriorated and have been a disgrace for years. There's of course a political component that one could research. The jobs are so awful that they're mainly taken by immigrants (legal and otherwise). The COVID disasters were widely predicted, incl. by yours truly, but no credit because it was really obvious.

The situation is not unique to the US. Meat packing plants have a bad reputation the world over for their work and sanitary conditions.

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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #3277 on: December 01, 2020, 03:13:18 PM »
Many vegetarians got their start by taking a not-especially-hard look at the meat-processing industry.
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« Reply #3278 on: December 01, 2020, 09:08:36 PM »
Many vegetarians got their start by taking a not-especially-hard look at the meat-processing industry.

And many became veggies when they assessed the environmental toll of meat production.

Today saw new death tolls at end-of April levels, but take heart: It's most likely just the coroners, back and refreshed from the holiday, catching up on the backlog.

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« Reply #3279 on: December 02, 2020, 01:40:30 AM »
It is of course worth noting that now the UK has approved the Pfizer & Biontech vaccines very quickly, contrary to very pessimistic predictions earlier in the year, and that vaccinations should start in mid-December.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain-vaccine/uk-approves-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-first-in-the-world-idUKKBN28C0OU

As a small side remark, the UK Reuters' wording, "Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, jumping ahead of the United States and Europe" is somewhat amusing for us fellow, but continental Europeans. I thought the distinction was mostly a thing of the past, but maybe Brexit has accentuated its everyday use again, consciously or unconsciously.

The US is likely to start vaccinations is mid-December too, reaching maybe even 35 mio people in the course of January, it is being said
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/trump-covid-vaccine-chief-says-everyone-in-us-could-be-immunized-by-june.html

And 1 mio Chinese have already received vaccinations from an experimental Sinopharm vaccine.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3110519/china-sinopharms-coronavirus-vaccine-taken-about-1-million
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