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23 Nov, 15 tweets, 3 min read
1- “Coronavirus cases are rising once again, disrupting classrooms, overwhelming hospitals and alarming public health officials — even in areas with high vaccination rates..”

Funny that (cont).…
2- “States across the country are also seeing a growing number of people with breakthrough cases end up in hospitals.”

Too bad nobody predicted this.
3- “The latest Covid surge is particularly concerning to health officials because holiday travel is expected to exacerbate the problem as it did last year..”

If only we had developed a vaccine.
4- “There was hope that this year would be different…Yet, as of Sunday evening, the country is averaging more than 1,100 deaths a day — almost the same tally as last year at this time before the vaccines had been authorized.”

I wonder why there was such hope last year..🤔👇
5- “The risk to health systems across the country is further heightened because influenza and RSV, two other seasonal respiratory viruses that can land people in the hospital, are also on the rise..”

Siri - What happens when you lock people down & wack their immune systems?
6- “The increasing Covid-related hospitalizations and deaths are still primarily among the unvaccinated but even places with the highest immunization rates are seeing spikes in cases.”

So it’s not just Bubba the Trump voter in Georgia?
7- “Montgomery County, Maryland, where nearly 80 percent of residents are vaccinated, reimposed its indoor mask mandate on Saturday because of the substantial increase in cases.”

Lol, masks. Yeah, good luck.
8- “Vermont, which has nearly three-quarters of its population vaccinated, has seen new infections jump 50 percent and hospitalizations are near all-time highs.”

Ron DeSantis must explain this.
9- “The Department of Defense is sending medical staff to relieve overwhelmed hospitals in Minnesota where only a handful of ICU beds remain available, even though 70 percent of eligible residents are vaccinated.”

Perhaps we should not have fired unvax’d medical workers. 🤦‍♂️
10- “Ryan Westergaard, Wisconsin’s chief medical officer, said during a press conference Wednesday. “The trend we are seeing is very concerning. The slope of the curve looks similar to what we saw last fall.”

Siri- What is seasonality?
11- “(pediatrician David) Rubin has been watching Covid patterns since the beginning of the pandemic and he suspects that the spikes in cities like Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Minneapolis are a harbinger for Boston, New York and Philadelphia.”

No shit, Sherlock..🤦‍♂️
12- “We can’t afford, literally because lives depend on it, to let this pandemic recede in people’s minds when it hasn’t receded in our hospital beds, in our morgues,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told POLITICO.”

Oh great, Mayor Wokefoot weighs in. How’s gun violence, Lori?
13- “Several governors from both parties — citing the increased spread in their states — didn’t bother to wait for the federal government, urging every resident to get a booster.”

So much for following the science.
14- “But uptake (of boosters) has been slow, even among seniors who are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19.”

That will happen when nobody trusts you anymore.
15- “That’s particularly concerning to public health officials ahead of Thanksgiving, when college students are apt to visit their grandparents and people with underlying conditions see friends and family.”

If only we had a vaccine.


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More from @ITGuy1959

23 Nov
1- “What they discovered, largely through focus groups and polling, was even worse than expected…the Democratic Party’s entire brand was a wreck.”

Lol, they’ve been living in a cave (cont).…
2- “Voters couldn’t name anything that Democrats had done, except a few who said we passed the infrastructure bill,” the center-left group Third Way and its pollsters said in a report,”

Actually they managed to wreck the economy, destroy the border, & botch Afghanistan but Ok.
3- “..suburban Virginia focus groups, according to the report, “could not articulate what Democrats stand for. They could also not say what they are doing in Washington, besides fighting.”

Yeah, well, never let Democrats run anything.
Read 11 tweets
21 Nov
1- ".. scientists are now saying the coronavirus may always be with us."

It's good that some Media finally realize this, but this article is otherwise creepy & dumb (excerpts folllow).…
2- This reads like vax mandates should be a forever things. GTFO with that.
3- They can hardly contain their excitement that more people will get drugs that we no idea what the long-term consequences are.
Read 9 tweets
19 Nov
1- "Compulsory vaccination will fall under Austrian administrative rather than criminal law, according to Schallenberg, who said that lawyers have yet to hammer out the details.."

I guess they're still figuring out where the camps will be (cont).…
2- "There are too many among us who haven’t shown solidarity,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said in Tyrol after meeting with provincial governors. “Raising the vaccination rate is the only way to break this vicious circle.”

Don't think about "solidarity" coment too long.
3- "(Chancellor) Schallenberg, who bemoaned fake news and anti-vaxxers, conceded that his public-health measures haven’t worked. Health Minister Wolfgang Mueckstein apologized for the decision that will send people into their fourth lockdown."

Back to what never worked.
Read 7 tweets
18 Nov
1- Chronology of an NBA breakthrough case (cont).…
2- “The first four or five days were pretty tough. All the usual symptoms that I think people might get. Crazy muscle aches, sensitive skin, can’t smell, taste, crazy body muscle spasms, fatigue. Then just chest and head got hit pretty tough as well.”

This doesn’t sound “mild”.
3- “The Cavaliers are considered 100% fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, but the shots, like any vaccines, don't offer complete immunity.”

And of course the obligatory “We never said it would work” message.
Read 5 tweets
18 Nov
1- Lmao. This is hilarious. The student run paper at University of California ( @dailycal ) is unloading on the all-vax'd football team for catching COVID.

You can't make this shit up. Priceless excerpts follow.…
2- "UC Berkeley was the first college to postpone a major college football game due to COVID-19 — campus’ approach of not requiring students to be regularly tested is not working."

Yes, test more & get more false positives and/or asymptomatic cases - that will fix it.
3- " ..(per team Spox) the team had been following health guidelines. According to the Berkeley Public Health Department, however, the program regularly failed to abide by public health measures, including testing, staying home when sick and wearing masks indoors."

Wear masks!
Read 9 tweets
16 Nov
1- “Dr. Alex Huffman .. told Denver7 Monday that while vaccines are a really important strategy in fighting the pandemic, they are not enough at this point to curb the spread of the disease..”

Welp, there’s the quiet part out loud (cont).…
2- Huffman: “There's no question that getting a vaccination and increasing the percentage of people in the state that are vaccinated is a really, really important piece of the puzzle, but we can't vaccinate our way out of the pandemic.”

Gosh, if only others had said this.
3- Lol, paraphrasing:


Huffman: “Yes”
Read 4 tweets

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