Thursday, May 21, 2020

Deplorable politics creating disposable citizens

They say talk is cheap, but we're learning life is cheap in Trump's America:
Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show 
And if the country had begun locking down cities and limiting social contact on March 1, two weeks earlier than most people started staying home, the vast majority of the nation’s deaths — about 83 percent — would have been avoided, the researchers estimated. 
Under that scenario, about 54,000 fewer people would have died by early May. 
And more culpable rightwing Wisconsin politicians who had extra weeks, or months to make the right call, but went with the wrong, rightwing call - 

- threw away that advantage because they ware in thrall to partisan Republicans and their noisy rabble and decided to put sit-down cheeseburgers over common sense and haircuts over public health:
Bad news Wednesday: Record daily number of new Covid-19 cases in Wisconsin reported:
The percentage of positive tests jumped back to 8%, the second straight day of increase after it fell to 2.9% on Sunday. A 14-day downward trend of positive test rate is a key metric in the Badger Bounce Back guidelines that many businesses are following as they make plans to reopen.
4:45 p.m. update - And I now see this alarming news at Urban Milwaukee:
State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days


Unknown said...

Gee, who could have predicted that?

Peter Felknor said...

GOP Right To Life (nudge nudge, wink wink) extends to All People Including The Unborn*

*except the elderly, the infirm, black people, brown people, Asians, Native Americans, the working poor, and Democrats.