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It's amazing how people believe every article of the MSM without digging to see what the actual truth is. They read one article about Trump not listening to Dr Fauci by the NYT or similar outlet and run with it and criticize Trump. As a good example, here is the actual truth from Dr. Fauci himself. @GaWx I think you will find this interview with Dr. Fauci interesting.

Here are some highlights tweeted by WMAL host Vince Congalese (the discussion of conflict with Trump starts at 6:00 in the audio).


And here is a tweet with part of the audio from the interview. Dr. Fauci himself has said Trump has listened to everything he has said and has NOT overridden him. Let's stop blindly following the MSM and go to the sources themselves to see what the truth actually is. JMO.

One of the many, many reasons I despise that certain fraction of the media.....
 

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This is the ineptness we are dealing with in GA. I wish this wasn't our reality.

“We’ve seen in other countries just because you shelter in place (it doesn’t mean) there’s not going to be tremendous growth in coronavirus cases," he said. "That’s why I think we need to focus on the elderly and the medically fragile.”


On whether to ban religious services, to WDUN:


“I struggled greatly with whether to just bar church services, but at the end of the day I felt like that may have been a bit too far, so we’re going to allow gatherings of 10 people or more, but you just have to be able to do it by spreading your parishioners out.”
 

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This is the ineptness we are dealing with in GA. I wish this wasn't our reality.

“We’ve seen in other countries just because you shelter in place (it doesn’t mean) there’s not going to be tremendous growth in coronavirus cases," he said. "That’s why I think we need to focus on the elderly and the medically fragile.”


On whether to ban religious services, to WDUN:


“I struggled greatly with whether to just bar church services, but at the end of the day I felt like that may have been a bit too far, so we’re going to allow gatherings of 10 people or more, but you just have to be able to do it by spreading your parishioners out.”
Religious services are now banned here. Actually, just about all religious institutions had already closed on their own even before the ban so as to do their part in stopping the spread. Online is being utilized when possible.
 

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Holy crap, what a moron. Allowing people to congregate for church? There's a reason online services are a thing...
This is past the point of him just being stupid.

The Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday morning urged the leaders of all 538 cities in the state to declare public health emergencies and shut down non-essential businesses within their boundaries, pressing beyond the coronavirus restrictions set by Gov. Brian Kemp less than 24 hours earlier.

 

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It's amazing how people believe every article of the MSM without digging to see what the actual truth is. They read one article about Trump not listening to Dr Fauci by the NYT or similar outlet and run with it and criticize Trump. As a good example, here is the actual truth from Dr. Fauci himself. @GaWx I think you will find this interview with Dr. Fauci interesting.

Here are some highlights tweeted by WMAL host Vince Congalese (the discussion of conflict with Trump starts at 6:00 in the audio).


And here is a tweet with part of the audio from the interview. Dr. Fauci himself has said Trump has listened to everything he has said and has NOT overridden him. Let's stop blindly following the MSM and go to the sources themselves to see what the truth actually is. JMO.

You don't know how happy I am to listen to/read this. A huge sigh of relief! Whew!
 

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Since l can’t post in Caronavirus thread I’ll post here. South Carolina schools closed through end of April!


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unhinged capitalistic system? Compared to what?
compared to *checks notes* every other country who knows it's a bigger priority to mandate "shelter in place" or some sort of lockdown in order to eradicate the virus and not have people die, than to sacrifice said people for the economy. We're not even close to the duration we should be adhering to.
 

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compared to *checks notes* every other country who knows it's a bigger priority to mandate "shelter in place" or some sort of lockdown in order to eradicate the virus and not have people die, than to sacrifice said people for the economy. We're not even close to the duration we should be adhering to.
Well from where I stand this capitalist country is going to come out of this better than the majority if not every other nation on earth especially the communist country from which it originated
 

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When is my check coming and how much will it be? Asking for a friend.
They can't agree on that but it looks like they are going to need more like six trillion. 4 trillion for banks and the rest to be split among everyone else. That trillion dollar deficit from last year will seem like a surplus after this year.
 

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Shortly before Graham spoke, Trump declared at a coronovirus task force briefing that the country was nearing "the end of our historic battle" with "the invisible enemy" of coronavirus.

SMH every time he makes a statement like this... well, good things don't usually follow.
 

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Shortly before Graham spoke, Trump declared at a coronovirus task force briefing that the country was nearing "the end of our historic battle" with "the invisible enemy" of coronavirus.

SMH every time he makes a statement like this... well, good things don't usually follow.
We need real talk from our leaders, not this drivel meant to boost the markets....even if it works and the market goes up 4-5k this week, next week when 1,000 Americans are dying from C-19 every day and most states are in total lockdown its going to crash again...Trump was right when he said there was a light at the end of the tunnel.....to bad its the light on the train that is headed right at us.
 

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In regards to opening everything back up and letting the economy run at the end of the 15 day period.

We haven't even closed it yet. We don't even have full testing capabilities yet.

Great Britain just shut down their entire country. Several others have as well. Wuhan is still locked down.

Hate to break it to people but this is just the beginning. The Trump 'base' has mostly not felt real significant pain from this yet. Look at most of the flyover states that vote Red and the majority of the Southeast. They have very few cases when compared to some of the larger coastal cities.

If you open everything before we get caught up with testing, and get some actual clinical trial results from treatment, all you are going to see on TV is nurses and doctors begging people to stay home as hospitals become overrun. I hate to think that is what it's going to take before some Americans, who feel so entitled that this can't to happen us, finally wake up.

I'll try to leave on a positive note. Here is another possible treatment that is effective in treating Covid-19.

Proof flyover states and southeast not social distancing as much as needed. I get they haven't been ordered to and some states are not as bad. Additional measures needed asap.


 

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Watching the Governor of Maryland (Republican) earlier made me realize we are pretty F'ed having Kemp as our Gov in GA.

1. He came across as an intellectual with a full grasp of the severity of the situation. Not sounding like a confused inbreed lost in the moment.

2. He clearly communicated the statistical impact of C-19 increasing and what their state can handle.

3. Gave specific reasons on the importance of why everyone should STAY HOME and STAY AWAY FROM EACH OTHER.

4. Gave clear best practices on social distancing techniques when people do have to go to work (essential) or the store.

5. Set specific timeline and guide for closures, schools, etc. When additional reviews will take place.


They are lucky to have him.

 

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I know. So, from that standpoint, yes he has limited power. But just like there's confusion between nearby cities that have very different restrictions, what about folks living near state borders/metros that cross state lines? So, if Trump were to issue federally mandated restrictions, there wouldn't be confusion near state lines.
Its a Goal. Isnt set in stone, but gives everyone something to shoot for as we all sacrifice. As we get closer and need to go another week or 2, thats what we will do. Not set in stone, he made very clear at pc yesterday. He weighs heavy the info from the doctors .
 

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What the? I have a feeling this may be helping Trump some and I’m no Trump fan whatsoever. I want to see Joe do better than this:

 

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Question so I made 6,600 for the year of 2019. I have 3 kids. My wife gets ssi so probably no check for her. But will I qualify for a check with a $6600 yearly income?


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