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Friday, August 28, 2020

The Past Tense Pandemic

White House grounds, August 27th. Donald Trump's re-election convention finale.

More than 1,500 supporters compactly crowded in, hardly a mask in sight. Attendees were reportedly not screened for the coronavirus (neither via exposure questions nor testing). The audience did, however, hear at length about the existential horrors awaiting all Americans in the wake of a Biden-Harris win on November 3rd.

Senior Trump officials have repeatedly referred to the Covid19 pandemic in past tense language, notwithstanding more than 181,000 U.S. Covid deaths as of today, and mounting.

CNN--A well-known coronavirus model previously cited by the White House forecasts more than 317,000 US deaths from Covid-19 by December.

As of Friday morning, the model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projects that 317,312 people may die from the illness -- marking an increase of about 8,000 deaths from a previous estimate the model projected one week ago…


"I know it when I see it." #HatchActViolations 


Ahhh... "Norms?


Okeee dokeee, then.



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