Via USA Today: “COVID is over” might trend within social media circles, but weekly U.S. death tolls tell a different story. The pace of COVID-19 deaths has remained relatively steady since May, despite an uptick in July to about 400 a day, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. In July, more than 12,500 Americans died of COVID-19, according to the USA TODAY analysis. “We’re sitting on this horrible plateau,” said Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease specialist with Pro Health Care in New York and a clinical instructor of medicine at Columbia University. “It’s been this way for the past couple of months, and we’re getting used to it.”
Translation: “We’re done trying to fix the problem, we now are being “groomed” to live around it.” stage of how we handle all problems in this country.
See also: Homelessness, gun violence, poverty, domestic terrorism and the rising tide of Republican fascism among other things.
Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from COVID having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery. It is very frustrating that having avoided COVID throughout lockdown and throughout the period when travel restrictions have been in place Eric should have succumbed to COVID at this point in time.
Clapton has said in the past repeatedly that he wouldn’t do shows at venues that required COVID protocols like proof of vax but is now canceling shows because he got it.
But not as awkward as is will be after all his past complaining about the vaccine and COVID protocols if Clapton winds up Knockings On Heaven’s Door.
Eric Clapton, Who Called Vaccine Efforts 'Mass Formation Hypnosis,' Cancels Tour After Catching Covid https://t.co/XCD8qSVz5D
Actress Sharon Stone who has worked in front of and behind the scenes in AIDS activism and research has weighed in on controversy surrounding podcast host Joe Rogan and Spotify, the parent network of his show.
“He should put a disclaimer that he’s an a**hole and that his behavior is dangerous and affecting people’s lives and deaths. COVID is not an opinion-based situation and Mr. Rogan thinking that his opinion or disclaimer for the lives he personally has affected and caused losses of — it’s not an opinion. Mr. Rogan is risking people’s lives with his idiocy and his professing that his thoughts about COVID are opinions, infectious diseases are science, and they are fact-based situations, so the pretense that these are opinions is dangerous.
After hundreds of thousands of reports since she was elected Twitter has FINALLY reportedly suspended Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
“We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement, according to CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene responded to Twitter’s decision on GETTR, the con-crazy-servative social media platform launched by Jason Miller.
“When Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies,”
Twitter has been under fire the last year for allowing Republican politicians to post any misinformation they deemed fit even if blatantly went against TWITTERS TOS of Political and COVID misinformation.
For now the official representative account for Greene, a freshman Republican from Georgia, remains active on Twitter.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made a stunning revelation Tuesday afternoon: he had contracted COVID-19, but appears to have not made any public disclosures of his health status. Jordan is both anti-vaxx and and anti-mask, and still refuses to reveal his vaccination status.
“I’ve had the virus, I don’t talk about my health status with reporters,” Jordan told a Spectrum News Capitol Hill reporter who had asked if he has been vaccinated since saying over the summer he had not been.
According to pedo enabler Jordan its fine then if a worker in the Congressional cafeteria doesn’t disclose that they have an active case of hepatitis, because “they don’t discuss their personal health information” ?
And its also probably perfectly fine if the pilot of your next plane ride doesn’t disclose their seizure disorder because “they don’t discuss their personal health information”?
“I don’t talk about my health status with reporters, but I had covid”
A group of about 25 anti-vaxxers who oppose New York City’s vaccine requirement for restaurants and other indoor activities stormed a Staten Island food court over the weekend — refusing to show proof-of-inoculation before sitting down to eat because you know their right for a Cinnabon is more important than someone’s life.
The videos in the tweets below shows the renegade group proceed into the Staten Island Mall’s food-court area after blowing right past security and signs notifying them to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Staten Island Mall owner-operator Brookfield Properties did nothing to remove the protestors and have not replied to inquires from this website.
Dozens of Anti-mandate activists have entered a vaccinated only food court in Staten Island chanting “USA USA” pic.twitter.com/YtIrQrjGw8
The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection.
As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau, the US population as of April 2020 was 331.4 million.
It’s a sobering toll that comes as hospitals in the US are struggling to keep up with the volume of patients and more children are grappling with the virus.
Thanks Donald Trump, evangelicals, the GOP and anti-vaxers. What an impressive team-up. It couldn’t have happened without out you.
Bob Enyart an infamous anti-gay “Christian Pastor” and radio/cable host and COVIDIOT who during radio preaching career for reading obituaries from people who died of AIDS while playing the Queen song “Another One Bites the Dust” has died of Covid-19.
Enyart’s dearth was made by his ironically named “Real Science Radio” co-host Fred Williams co-host, the FriendlyAtheist reported.
Enyart refused to get a COVID vaccine, and he pushed the false conspiracy theory that researchers “tested these three products [vaccines] on the cells of aborted babies.” Testing vaccines on anything dead wouldn’t work because there would be no blood to deliver the vaccine to the system.”
Dan Savage tweeted that “teared up” at the news of Enyart’s death:
My friends who died of AIDS were mocked and condemned by this asshole and others like him. Each and every one of my dead friends would’ve been first in line to get vaccinated against HIV to protect themselves and others. AND OTHERS. Not just themselves. And this guy couldn’t be bothered to get vaccinated against COVID even to protect himself. He encouraged others to put themselves at risk. To put others at risk. He was the moral equivalent of some as*hole poking holes in condoms in 1986.”
NYC shock jock and radio legend Howard Stern took to his SirusXM radio show last night and voiced his frustrations at the never-ending Coronavirus pandemic, the 645,000, American’s that have died and the fact that that it’s still deadly to those vaccinated while the unvaccinated wander around unmasked and unchecked.
When are we gonna stop putting up with the idiots in this country and just say it’s mandatory to get vaccinated? Fuck ’em. Fuck their freedom. I want my freedom to live. I want to get out of the house already. I want to go next door and play chess. I want to go take some pictures. As far as I remember, when I went to school, you had to get a measles vaccine, you had to get a mumps vaccine, there was a ton of them you got. Go fuck yourself. You had the cure and you wouldn’t take it.”
Stern addressed the overwhelmed hospitals, as well. “The other thing I hate is that all these people with COVID who won’t get vaccinated are in the hospitals clogging it up,” he continued. “So like, if you have a heart attack or any kind of problem, you can’t even get into the E.R. And I’m really of mind to say, ‘Look, if you didn’t get vaccinated [and] you got COVID, you don’t get into a hospital.’”
“You had the cure and you wouldn’t take it,” he added.
Trends are show that the majority of American’s agree with Stern.
Back2Stonewall stands 100% behind the using COVID safety measures, masking up, vaccines, and vaccine passports.
The report looked at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly a quarter (24 percent) of LGBT people reporting that they have sought mental health care because of the pandemic, compared to 12 percent of non-LGBT respondents. Three-quarters (74 percent) of LGBT people reported that the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health, compared to 49 percent of non-LGBT respondents.
The report also cited that LGBT adults were more likely than other adults to quit a job for a coronavirus-related reason or to take time off of work because of personal illness with COVID-19, or caregiving for someone who was infected or to quarantine.
Among the 30 percent of LGBT people who reported having trouble paying medical bills in the last year, more than half (58 percent) said that the COVID-19 pandemic was at least in part to blame.