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02 Oct 2020, 1:37 pm

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I think people are greatly overestimating the chances of Trump dying. Yes he's in a risk group. The number of people who recover is far greater than the number of people who die even in risk groups. He'll also be getting every possible thing he could need treatment wise assuming he's rational enough to take it.

I think Trump haters should want him to recover. I can't imagine the turmoil his death would throw this country into.



I think it's quite extreme to wish him dead but man people really do hate him. I can understand their reaction like "karma" and them laughing about it and joking about it. But the whole death thing is extreme.


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02 Oct 2020, 2:03 pm

I do not want him dead, just out of office.


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02 Oct 2020, 3:00 pm

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KT67 wrote:
League_Girl wrote:
Anyone noticing that it's republicans testing positive? I have yet to hear about democratic politicians being tested positive. mmmmm. :chin:


The virus should never have been political.

But people decided it was their 'political opinion' that they shouldn't have to lockdown or wear masks.

Actions have consequences. Not going to be like a tweeter and say that in this specific instance or with any sense of schadenfreude over Trump, but just, in general you're more likely to get the virus if you don't take the virus seriously. Esp if you're (like many on the right and many on the tabloid reading side of things) an older person who's higher risk anyway.

It's why I'm glad my own granddad is so safe/careful/sensible about it and knows this virus is real & takes it seriously.



It was my point. The right wing were not taking this seriously and they were saying this was all a hoax and refusing to wear masks and now I am hearing they are getting the corona and I keep hearing the democrat's are testing negative. I wonder if it's some coincidence or is the media being bias.




The 'Democrats' Did the 'Conservative Thing' to Wear Masks And Social
Distancing To Save Harm, Injury, and Potential Death to Other Members
Of Their Species; 'Original Conservatives', Live Their Lives This Way at Core
of What
Conservative
Means; Keeping
The Species Safe and Alive;
Smiles; Up Is Down And Down
Is Up, 'These Days' at Least;
'Republican' More
Reckless;
Democrat
Now More
Conservative
in Respecting the
Basic Sanctity of Life Standing Up Now;
Forest Thick Face PalmS, iNdeed Now;
Nothing to Celebrate But Revelation
of Human Ignorance Revealed in
A Real Apocalypse Per Original
Greek Definition of Lifting
the Veils of Ignorance;
In This Case What
Happens
When
Humans
Are too Weak
to Lift A Tiny Cotton
'Cross' Mask For Such a
Small Sacrifice to Save A Neighbor's
Life From Harm, Injury, And Even Death For Real;
By God 'JeSuS' Will Be Rolling Over In 'His Tomb',
Hopefully Not Laughing At Trump's Ill Fortune;
Just Rolling Away Stones oF iGnorance Even more;
But Of Course, No One Has To Be Special to See How

Organized

Deceit in Light

Eventually Falls

In Dark to See 'Light';

Oh, How the So-Called High
And Mighty Fall to the Smallest
of MeeK iN Earth inDeed too Small to See...
For Ignorance With No Cognitive Empathy

For Other Shoes to Feel...

Ya Play With Fire
Long Enough
Reckless, Ya
Get Burnt; It's
The Law of Balance;
The Law of Nature;
Change For LiGHT;
Ignorance iN DarK;
Yet, Still Some Will Remain
'The Stubborn Horse' Who Won't
Drink the Water From the Well
in 'His' Last Breath of Dehydration Love;
The Song's Longer Than These Words But
Indeed, This is kind oF A 'Perfect Storm' And A 'Dark Horse' True...
It's True, Mess With Mother Nature; Let Her Down; SHe'LL Leave Ya 'Cold As A Freezer'...

Best to Make Nature Ya 'Aphrodite' And One YA Love Most in Balance To Survive and

EVEN THRiVE NOW!

i Don't Take Any
Delight In Anyone's
Suffering; But On the
Other Hand, Nature
Doesn't Give an
F How
Much
Humans
Cry When 'She' Bites Back FOR REAL
in smallest Ways Meek With BiGGEST BiTES NOW,
Inheriting Flesh And Blood Human Souls too small to see too...


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02 Oct 2020, 5:03 pm

Antrax wrote:
League_Girl wrote:
Anyone noticing that it's republicans testing positive? I have yet to hear about democratic politicians being tested positive. mmmmm. :chin:


Without a rigorous analysis I would guess a mix of reality and confirmation bias.

Reality portion: Republicans are more cavalier about the virus. More risk taking behaviors is going to lead to more cases. I'd bet more prominent republicans have gotten the virus than prominent democrats.

Confirmation Bias: I'm confident numerous prominent democrats have gotten it, but they don't have the spotlight on them like the white house and so if it was reported at all it was on page 6 instead of the top headline.

Here is a complete list of members of Congress who have either tested positive or gone into isolation:
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/15/83369237 ... f-congress

Every Senator has been a Republican, but six Democratic representatives have tested positive to nine Republicans.

Hopefully it doesn’t need saying, but this virus doesn’t care who you vote for or how important you are. Everyone needs to stay safe and follow all the guidelines.



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02 Oct 2020, 5:07 pm

In your opinion, Walrus, do you feel Boris Johnson changed his attitude after he came down with COVID?



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02 Oct 2020, 5:11 pm

Trump is being hospitalized now... 8O

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54396670

The White House says it's due to an "abundance of caution", but this could suggest his condition is more serious...


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02 Oct 2020, 5:45 pm

He seemed strong when he got into the helicopter under his own power. He gave a “thumbs up.”



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02 Oct 2020, 5:49 pm

Trump taken to Walter Reed medical center and will be hospitalized 'for the next few days'

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President Donald Trump arrived Friday evening at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the White House says he will remain hospitalized for "the next few days."

Trump walked out of the White House residence at 6:16 p.m. ET -- his first public appearance since announcing his diagnosis -- wearing a mask and a suit. He walked on his own, without assistance, and displayed no outward signs of illness.
He waved to the media but did not stop to talk. Chief of staff Mark Meadows, also in a mask, followed.

There has been no transfer of power to Vice President Mike Pence, said White House spokeswoman Alyssa Farah. "The President is in charge," she said.

Trump has had a fever since Friday morning, a person familiar with the matter said, though an official said the fever remains consistent with the White House's description of "mild symptoms."

Earlier in the afternoon, Trump's physician wrote in a memo he "remains fatigued but in good spirits."

He said Trump had been administered a Regeneron polyclonal antibody cocktail and has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.

The decision to give Trump an experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail illustrates how concerned the White House may be about his Covid-19 diagnosis, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, CNN medical analyst and professor at George Washington University, told CNN on Friday.
"The big news there is that he got an experimental drug. He got a drug not approved by the FDA," said Reiner, who has treated former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The memo also said first lady Melania Trump remains well with only a mild cough and headache, and the remainder of the first family is well and have tested negative.


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02 Oct 2020, 6:04 pm

The_Walrus wrote:
Antrax wrote:
League_Girl wrote:
Anyone noticing that it's republicans testing positive? I have yet to hear about democratic politicians being tested positive. mmmmm. :chin:


Without a rigorous analysis I would guess a mix of reality and confirmation bias.

Reality portion: Republicans are more cavalier about the virus. More risk taking behaviors is going to lead to more cases. I'd bet more prominent republicans have gotten the virus than prominent democrats.

Confirmation Bias: I'm confident numerous prominent democrats have gotten it, but they don't have the spotlight on them like the white house and so if it was reported at all it was on page 6 instead of the top headline.

Here is a complete list of members of Congress who have either tested positive or gone into isolation:
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/15/83369237 ... f-congress

Every Senator has been a Republican, but six Democratic representatives have tested positive to nine Republicans.

Hopefully it doesn’t need saying, but this virus doesn’t care who you vote for or how important you are. Everyone needs to stay safe and follow all the guidelines.


Thanks for finding this.

I counted 9 Republican representatives and 3 senators

Against 6 Democrat representatives and 0 senators

So 2x Republicans as Democrats. Jives with what I was saying. It's a reality that more Republicans are getting it, but its an inaccuracy to say "Republicans are getting it Democrats aren't"


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02 Oct 2020, 6:19 pm

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Trump is being hospitalized now... 8O

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54396670

The White House says it's due to an "abundance of caution", but this could suggest his condition is more serious...



What if my daughter got her wish of him being dead? 8O


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02 Oct 2020, 6:40 pm

If Trumps case is mild, Trump followers will think Covid 19 is a hoax or no more harmful than a case of the sniffles, and then they'll be even more anti-mask than ever. :x



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02 Oct 2020, 7:23 pm

I sense that Trump will change his tune.



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02 Oct 2020, 8:06 pm

"I got Corona and recovered. It was not a big deal. We have medical insurance."


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02 Oct 2020, 8:14 pm

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If Trumps case is mild, Trump followers will think Covid 19 is a hoax or no more harmful than a case of the sniffles, and then they'll be even more anti-mask than ever. :x


I see it as a lose-lose. This you just described is the probable outcome.

If he dies I think he becomes a martyr to his fanbase and the country gets thrown into even more chaos.


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02 Oct 2020, 8:40 pm

I wish the same for Trump as I would wish for anyone in this situation, including those who've bullied me...

I hope he recovers, returns to his family in good health, and realizes that the small amount of time we have on Earth is better spent perpetuating love than hatred.