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Merde Furieux 05:48 AM 04-24-2020
As I typed this column Thursday afternoon, a news flash popped up on AJC.com saying a tornado had been spotted in central Georgia.

Well, why not? It’s dark and gloomy outside, so why shouldn’t Mother Nature throw another thunderbolt into the perilous environment in which we exist.

I see that the terms “surreal” and “COVID-19” are paired up 42 million times in a Google search. I suppose that’s because the overwhelming nature of this pandemic has left us gob-smacked.As the month of March was ending and the public was stunned and numb, Emory University infectious disease expert Dr. Carlos del Rio trotted out the slogan “erase April.”“The most important thing we can do is stay home,” he said.

“Staying home saves lives.” Projections were that the state’s death rate would peak with 84 deaths on April 23. The peak came April 20th but with 41 deaths, and the hospitals were fortunately never overloaded. People largely stayed home and flattened the curve. The daily death toll has been dropping this past week.

April is now mostly erased. What we hoped for a month ago has largely occurred, as far as the epidemiological graphs go. The worst has not happened. At least not yet.But still, the light at the end of our collective tunnel remains dim. April’s end leaves us still mired in limbo without solid, reassuring answers.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/opini...73c48xqBXAq7L/
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Just Passin' By 11:19 AM 05-15-2020
Originally Posted by Merde Furieux:
I wonder if the elevated temperatures has anything to do with that?
https://www.worldometers.info/corona...ountry/mexico/



Take it for what it's worth.
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Merde Furieux 11:23 AM 05-15-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
https://www.worldometers.info/corona...ountry/mexico/



Take it for what it's worth.
So maybe heat isn't a factor, however...

Tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases are much higher in Mexico than Georgia. The pollution in Mexico City is probably just as bad as some Chinese Industrial cities. Also take into account, vitamin deficiency. And on and on it goes.
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Merde Furieux 06:14 AM 05-26-2020
A Georgia man faces charges after authorities say he lied to his employer that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Santwon Antonio Davis, 34, is charged with defrauding his employer, the U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Thursday. Because Davis said he'd tested positive, his employer had to shut down its plant for sanitizing and put several other employees on paid leave while they quarantined, causing the company a loss of more than $100,000, prosecutors said.

He had his initial court appearance Thursday and was granted bond, according to online court records. A telephone number for Davis couldn't be found, and his lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Davis "caused unnecessary economic loss to his employer and distress to his coworkers and their families," U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak said in a news release, adding that law enforcement will act quickly "to put a stop to criminals preying on Georgia companies and the public with Coronavirus-related fraud schemes."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronoa...pany-covid-19/
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Merde Furieux 10:43 AM 06-11-2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose video campaign ad featuring her holding a semi-automatic rifle while warning Antifa terrorists to “Stay the hell out of northwest Georgia” was banned from Facebook, handily garnered the top vote total in Tuesday’s Georgia 14th district GOP primary.

“You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes,” Greene cautions Antifa terrorists in her ad, which is still posted on Twitter and YouTube:

“President Trump declared ANTIFA a domestic terrorist organization. I have a message for ANTIFA terrorists: stay the hell out of northwest Georgia. You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-b...s-wins-vote-ga
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Merde Furieux 05:16 AM 07-07-2020
The northeastern United States was badly ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. The five states with the highest Covid-19 deaths per capita to date are New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; if the District of Columbia were a state, it would place sixth. It is generally believed that public policies on social distancing, face coverings, contact tracing, and quarantine are critical in preventing Covid-19 deaths. One imagines that state governments with access to the best public-health, medical, and political-science expertise would craft the best such policies. One might also imagine that wealthier state governments would exercise such policies most robustly.

How surprising, then, to learn that the DC, Massachusetts, and the New York City metro area boast the highest-income citizenries in the nation. Why did these areas, these national centers of government power (Washington), financial might (New York City), and academic prestige (Boston) do so poorly? It is a truism that it’s easier to spot the speck in someone else’s eye than the log in your own; we have seen elite publications from each of these cultural capitals charge that poor, southern, and red states were committing their citizens to slaughter by not following the policy dictates of the northeastern mandarins, even as those policies seemingly failed.

On April 21, the Washington Post called Georgia “America’s No. 1 Death Destination.” On April 29, The Atlantic declared the state’s early reopening an “Experiment in Human Sacrifice.” On April 30, The New York Times was a bit stodgier, saying merely that Georgia had “Screwed Up.” After two months, though, Georgia remains open, and its Covid death rate stands at 27.2 per 100,000—well below the U.S. average of 39.7 per 100,000, and eight times lower than the state of New Jersey.

This past weekend, the Times declared that Texas had “Swaggered into a Coronavirus Disaster.” The rate of death from Covid-19 in Texas is nine times less than in the state of New York, and 30 times less than the death rate of New York City. Clearly, the elite media and its professional analysts profoundly misunderstand key aspects of the pandemic. Why do they keep getting the wrong answers on Covid-19 policy, and what prevents them from making course corrections after two months of data contradict their predictions?

Four months ago, based on my experience as a Canadian intensive-care unit physician, I argued in a British publication that lockdowns could not really prevent Covid from infecting a proportion of the population, but merely delay it. That proportion would be the “herd-immunity threshold”—the percentage beyond which the virus would run out of fresh hosts. Covid-19 causes death almost exclusively in the elderly and people with significant medical comorbidities. Out of more than 18,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths in New York City, only 28 were in healthy people under 45. Absent an effective vaccine or transformative treatment, and given the economic devastation of long-term lockdowns, why not focus public-health efforts going forward on the vulnerable, and allow young healthy people to resume life, taking certain precautions? This is what Georgia has done. Governor Brian Kemp lifted the statewide lockdown on April 30 but ordered persons over 65 and the “medically fragile” to continue sheltering in place. This policy continued until June 11, when healthy elders were let out. Indeed, cases of Covid-19 have been increasing in Georgia since about June 11, with a rapid upward inflection of the curve coincident with ongoing Black Lives Matter street protests and increased testing capacity. If these new cases are found predominantly in young healthy people, or are a function of increased testing rates, we may hope that they will not yield an increase in daily Covid-19 deaths—and bring the state closer to herd immunity.

Why do prestigious media outlets continue to echo an obviously inaccurate analysis? It appears that every chapter of the Covid-19 story in the U.S. has been bent by the reality-distortion field of the presidential election in November. On questions of hydroxychloroquine research, ventilator stockpiling, vaccine development, the effectiveness of face masks, and social distancing, American commentators seem to be split into two non-overlapping opinion groups. I cannot find a consistent medical philosophy defining either group. How can it be that hydroxychloroquine-credulity tracks closely with vaccine-skepticism? Why are face masks and social distancing considered crucially important—except when protesting police brutality?

These questions should be answered by medical reality, not party politics. Yet it appears that, at least among many commentators, party politics overwhelms scientific evidence. President Trump, sometimes for baldly economic reasons, has favored reopening since late March. Journalists in elite media marshalled a chorus of experts to oppose him on this point, even as he later hedged his bets. Neither the president’s vacillating anxieties nor the experts’ opinions count for much once the data are in. Georgia reopened first; its sky has not fallen. Let’s acknowledge this medical reality.

Dr. Matt Strauss is the former medical director of the critical care unit at Guelph General Hospital, Canada. He is now an assistant professor of medicine at Queen’s University.

https://www.city-journal.org/covid-19-georgia-reopening
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Merde Furieux 06:55 AM 10-01-2020
Did everybody die, yet?
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backinblack 07:21 AM 10-01-2020
no, just the Falcons
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Merde Furieux 09:09 AM 11-10-2020
Let me repeat. Fulton County elections officials told the media and our observers that they were shutting down the tabulation center at State Farm Arena at 10:30 p.m. on election night only to continue counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020

No one disputes that Fulton County elections officials falsely announced that the counting of ballots would stop at 10:30 p.m. No one disputes that Fulton County elected officials unlawfully resumed the counting of ballots after our observers left the center.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020

The @AJC is gaslighting you when they report that there is no evidence of irregularity in the election.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020
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backinblack 09:55 AM 11-10-2020
Georgia boy just won the Cup, think they are doing okay right now




doing real good.
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ChiefsCountry 10:23 AM 11-10-2020
Originally Posted by Merde Furieux:
Let me repeat. Fulton County elections officials told the media and our observers that they were shutting down the tabulation center at State Farm Arena at 10:30 p.m. on election night only to continue counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020

No one disputes that Fulton County elections officials falsely announced that the counting of ballots would stop at 10:30 p.m. No one disputes that Fulton County elected officials unlawfully resumed the counting of ballots after our observers left the center.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020

The @AJC is gaslighting you when they report that there is no evidence of irregularity in the election.— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) November 10, 2020



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Merde Furieux 10:16 AM 11-11-2020
Georgia’s secretary of state announces a ‘full, by-hand’ recount of presidential election votes as Biden leads

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/11/pres....PostToTwitter
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Kiimosabi 10:55 AM 11-11-2020
Originally Posted by Merde Furieux:
Georgia’s secretary of state announces a ‘full, by-hand’ recount of presidential election votes as Biden leads

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/11/pres....PostToTwitter
Good Ol Boy Network
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Merde Furieux 11:55 AM 11-11-2020
How To Find A Million Fraudulent Biden Ballots (no watermark required)!

(1) Identify ballots with sole vote cast for Biden

(2) Identify the state representative (not Congress, state = small districts) for the precinct.

(3) Verify that the state representative candidates on the ballot match the state representatives that should be on ballots in the precinct.

(4) Disqualify as fraudulent any ballots where the state representative candidates and the precinct do not match.
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jdubya 11:58 AM 11-11-2020
Ya baby
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MahiMike 12:07 PM 11-11-2020
I thought this was a recount thread.

Mask wearers are pussies.
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