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Day 1292

Global: Total confirmed cases: ~18,161,000; deaths: ~691,000

U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~4,469,000; deaths: ~156,000

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

“Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the country is in a “new phase” of the coronavirus pandemic and that the current outbreak is “extraordinarily widespread”; Trump tweeted that Dr. Deborah Birx’s performance has been “pathetic”;”

Speaking of “pathetic,” remember this? You know, the methodology that pretty much every other country in the world has put to good effect?:


“So many contradictions…”

Ha! Yes, “contradictions” would be ONE way of putting it. ANOTHER way might be, one person’s reporting, and the OTHER one’s lying like an Orange Rug! :smile:


Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

With roughly 4 out of 10 households nationwide yet to be counted and already delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, the bureau now has less than two months left to try to reach people of color, immigrants, renters, rural residents and other members of historically undercounted groups who are not likely to fill out a census form on their own.

3: Representatives and direct Taxes shall beapportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. 2 The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least oneRepresentative; and until such enumerationshall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvaniaeight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.


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So many contradictions…


This is bad. Trump signed a presidential memo in June about trying to cut undocumented immigrants out of the census. Nobody knew how he intended to do that, since the census was already out and the racist citizenship question was not included.

Now we know. This won’t do exactly what he wants, but undercounting will go a long way toward what they’re after.