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(M A Croft) #1062

Interesting Graphic…

(David Bythewood) #1063

NPR is on that story:


No kind of joke at all - Trump admits and gloats about how he wanted to under test on Coronavirus is dangerous, and par for the course of “I do not take responsibility” for this Coronavirus.

(David Bythewood) #1065

Oooooh… wow. And Trump is now officially using the highly offensive “kung flu” openly at his Tulsa Hate Rally

Also a whole lot of his other “greatest hits” of racism and bigotry.

Donald Trump calls Covid-19 ‘kung flu’ at Tulsa rally

Civil liberties groups have warned use of terms such as ‘Chinese virus’ can inspire racism against Asian Americans

Trump refers to ‘kung flu,’ West Point ramp and ‘sleepy Joe Biden’ as he returns to campaign at Tulsa rally via @ABC

(David Bythewood) #1066

Over 230 members of Oregon church get COVID-19 -

A church in eastern Oregon that defied the governor’s stay-at-home order has become the state’s hot spot for new cases of COVID-19.

Two-thirds of 356 members of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to The Associated Press.


I wonder how they are spinning that since “God will protect me”. Smh&rme

(David Bythewood) #1068

Last Week Tonight’s piece on the Coronavirus in prisons:


(David Bythewood) #1069


Florida changes ICU reporting

The change could reduce the number of occupied ICU beds being reported to the state.


The number of those now affected by T’s campaign staff in Tulsa now seems to be 8.


The alpaca trio have been immunized with isolated proteins from SARS-CoV-2 and then researchers collect samples of their blood containing nanobodies produced by their immune systems. In the lab, the nanobodies are extracted, tested, and reproduced at a larger scale for use in research and for therapeutic development.

Virus-binding nanobodies from the alpacas can confer passive immunity in humans and thus help fight a SARS-CoV-2 infection. While passive immunity from a disease is shorter-lived compared to the protection one’s own immune response would provide, it helps protect right away—something that could be valuable as we wait for a vaccine, Hersh says.

“Nanobodies have many qualities that make them ideal for therapeutic development, particularly for COVID-19,” said Hersh. “They are small and stable, making them easier to manipulate, and they can be produced more rapidly and in large quantities at a low cost. They are also easily tolerated by the human immune system and could potentially be inhaled for rapid delivery to the lungs.”

(David Bythewood) #1072

I’ve been following the Alpaca story. It’s really neat. I think I posted about it before, but it’s good to see it progressing!


We all tend to overlap here and there. Good stuff.

(David Bythewood) #1074

Yup. I often come here to post and find it is already, or the forum device tells me so. This article is just out, though, so likely has updates! Nice!


Me too. You guys are the greatest!


`Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

The government’s top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine and that he remains “cautiously optimistic” that some will be ready at the end of the year.

We talking 2021, next June? That’s exciting.





Watch: Dr. Fauci Remarks on Coronavirus Increases in Several States

Dr. Fauci speaks about the current status of COVID-19, saying the U.S. got “hit badly.” He also stresses his concern with states now seeing big increases and calls it “troublesome.”


Round-and-round it goes. Gotcha approaches are necessary to cut through the BS surrounding the question of T’s ‘slowing down testing’ position for the Coronavirus. Don’t joke about this.

CNN anchor Brianna Keilar took Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh to task on Monday, repeatedly pressing him to defend Team Trump’s claim that the president was just “kidding” when he claimed over the weekend that he asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing.

During his sparsely attended Tulsa rally on Saturday night, President Donald Trump told his supporters that he called on officials to slow COVID-19 testing in order to decrease the number of confirmed cases in the country. A White House official later told The Daily Beast that Trump was “obviously kidding” and Trump aide Peter Navarro claimed on Sunday that the remarks were “tongue-in-cheek.”

In a contentious Monday interview that also featured the CNN anchor grilling Murtaugh on Trump’s recent use of the racist phrase “Kung Flu,” Keilar brought up Trump’s testing comments, asking whether it was true that Trump wanted to slow it down as America passes 120,000 COVID-19 deaths.

“No, it’s not. As a matter of fact, the United States leads the world in testing,” Murtaugh replied, prompting Keilar to immediately wonder why Trump was saying that.

“I understand there’s not much of a sense of humor at CNN center,” Murtaugh sneered. ”But the president was joking. He tried to illustrate the point that when you expand testing, you will naturally expand the number of positive cases that you detect.”

“That was the very point he was making,” he continued. “I’m not surprised that you’re either unable or unwilling to understand the president had a tongue-in-cheek remark there. But that’s the point he’s making.”

Keilar, meanwhile, pointed out that there are now “120,000 Americans dead,” adding: “I do not think that is funny. Do you think that is funny?

After Murtaugh reiterated the president was just trying to “illustrate the point” about expanded testing, the CNN anchor pointed out that he just said “it’s a joke.

(David Bythewood) #1080

E.U. May Bar American Travelers as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus

European Union officials are racing to agree on who can visit the bloc as of July 1 based on how countries of origin are faring with new coronavirus cases. Americans, so far, are excluded, according to draft lists seen by The New York Times.


Those on the coronavirus task force tell the governors to increase testing, which is in not what T is saying.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, told the nation’s governors in a call Monday that it was vital that they ramp up testing to find asymptomatic individuals to prevent further community spread.

Her remarks stood in stark contrast to those by the president at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend—and the days since—in which he said he had asked his team to slow-walk testing initiatives so as not to inflate the country’s official case count.

Hopefully I have left you with the impression that increased testing is good,” Birx said on the call, a recording of which was obtained by The Daily Beast. “We would like to even see it even more. Identifying cases early including your asymptomatic [ones] will really help us protect the elderly and the additional people with comorbidities.”