56,000 cases: a new US daily record for COVID cases

And no it’s not about testing levels, which are nowhere near what needs to be done; and then there’s the lack of contact tracing. This in addition to the numbers that are probably under-reported. Andy Slavitt tells us we need not freak out (yet): x COVID Update July 2: Why not to freak out. 1/…

US still leads in COVID deaths, as Trump slows testing, visits Arizona today

Trump’s going to visit the three miles of new fence (197 miles are replacement fencing), and do undoubtedly another youth rally, remembering that the last one featured a presidential crest with golf clubs held by the eagle. A campaign shake-up looks to be ahead that might exclude Kushner while dumping Parscale, WHO says poor global leadership making…

qualified immunity: Trump's unhingery continues in COVID first wave because facial shotgun blast

Angry that Dick Cheney’s cardiologist called Trump’s Tulsa rally “criminal endangerment”, Trump cleverly references Cheney’s gun accident, probably because he associates John Bolton with the Bush administration. These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or…

Trump backward-shifts blame by announcing US leaving WHO in yet another distraction

Donald Trump has said he is terminating the nation’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump, who has threatened to withhold funding from the organisation, says the US will redirect funds to other bodies. This announcement is within the tactical measures Trump has adopted for his reelection campaign, hoping to blame China for his inaction that…

resurgence risks and spikes coming soon as the US hits 100,000 deaths

100,000 remains a real number even as there will be variations and underreporting what with definitive deaths being a problematic number for overreporting. We’ll know in a couple of weeks about the results of the Memorial Day weekend scofflaws wanting to be mask-free and not socially distant. Because it’s Summer. Not trying to make this a…