Mike Pence's Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

Tuned in to hear Mike Pence tell us all to pray.

Dr. Deborah Birk: Praise be due the millenials, who have come out for testing.

"We know know" who is most at risk: the elderly. (We knew that many moons ago.)

"We know who is dying": (We've always known that).

"We know" people on respirators will respond well to steroids.

A slide is playing on the right from NBC reminding us there are 125,0000 deaths.

We are most concerned about states with rising test positives and rising numbers of cases. She names them. [More...]

She's pointing out how much worse it was in NY, NY, Detroit, MN in March.

Florida: Miami, Broward and Palm Beach are worst.

She says Texas is the same: In May, after opening, test positivity did not rise. Rise didn't happen until 2 weeks ago (Is she going to blame it on the protests?)

She races through Arizona saying only Phoenix is bad. California: Test positivity has only occurred in last few weeks. LA has the biggest concentration, but farmers in the central valley are also rising.

Individual behavior is most important: Social distancing and masks. Thanks again to the millenials who got tested during the protests.

The under 40 group is most likely to be symptomatic . Thanks millenials a third time.

"to our older population: if you have co-morbidities and are over 80, shelter in place and use your grandchildren to do your grocery shopping.

Birx is done. Faucci is up.

Won't blame those who didn't stay home.

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    I'm going to have to take a shower (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by desertswine on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 12:44:13 PM EST
    after listening to Pence.  Preferably in acid.

    It's over, Pence bails and runs. (none / 0) (#2)
    by desertswine on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 01:00:09 PM EST
    Couldn't do it (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 01:07:57 PM EST
    I lasted about 80 seconds

    The Feds have no plan.. (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by desertswine on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 01:27:14 PM EST
    and Trump and Pence don't have to follow any rules because "freedom of speech" and "right to assemble."  Unless you're protesting something, of course, then you get pepper-sprayed.

    Hapless. Anniversary. (5.00 / 4) (#7)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 02:18:51 PM EST
    ".....it's going to be down to zero.  Pretty good job we have done."  Donald Trump, four months ago, today (2/26/2020.

    Pence says, today, not to worry, everything is going swimmingly. As citizens drown with blood and other fluids in their lungs.  He tells us to pray, but he doesn't tell us to wear masks.  

    And, it did not have to be this way. Public health measures, and even common sense, was eclipsed by Trump's self-serving Interests.  No national strategy, essentially, no nothing.  Save for lies and dangerous nostrums.  Let's re-open and call it a day.  Trump and his Republicans have allied themselves with the virus.  A deadly alliance for Americans.

    The horse is out of the barn (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 01:07:24 PM EST

    Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that any policy changes that hot spot states like Texas and Florida decide to implement now likely won't affect the spread of the coronavirus for weeks to come.

    Said Gottlieb: "I think it's going to be difficult now to get this under control."

    Stay home.

    I think that translates to (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 01:34:21 PM EST
    all these covid positive young people who are not dying have already given it to their parents grandparents aunts and uncles who will start dying in about a month.

    I went to the hairdresser today. (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jun 26, 2020 at 03:58:26 PM EST
    Everybody was wearing masks. it was REQUIRED that you wear a mask if you want a haircut. I asked my hairdresser if they (Ulta) had had any people refusing to wear masks and she said yes and that they refused to cut their hair. I wonder if those people refusing to wear masks will find anybody willing to cut their hair.