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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronavirus may have 'mutated to spread faster': Scientists find strain circulating in second wave is more infectious
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2020 08:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, what are the hospitalization and death rates? They always seem to focus on infections.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  ^That depends on the country, isn't it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#3  And why should I believe them now?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/25/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  That depends on the country, isn't it?

This is from Houston.
Very cosmopolitan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2020 11:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Cult. All the reasonability and believability of a cult to anyone looking at it from the outside.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2020 11:28 Comments || Top||

#6  "Serious/Critical" has gone from just over 19k in mid-July to just over 14k today. Slow and steady decline. (Tabulated from Worldometers)
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Besides, Houston (or Texas, anyway) didn't have a "second wave" - it had a later-than-the-east-coast first wave, peaking July 20. A little surge over the past two weeks - a bit early to call a second wave, doncha think? Since deaths are flat over the same period.

Show me the meme, and I'll show you the data.

Coronavirus Bell Curve
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Coronavirus may have 'mutated to spread faster'

And maybe it didn't. This from the same cast of characters who can't decide if wearing a mask matters or not.
Posted by: Clem || 09/25/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#9  Has anybody considered a clandestine release of an updated strain to affect the election paranoia? Hey, sometimes even if you are totally paranoid you could be right!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/25/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Read the details people! This particualy strain is also becoming less deadly and less likely to have serious effects. Its becoming the common cold. This is Mueller's Ratchet at work. On top of that, if you exclude the mess in NY City caused by crappy nursing homes, and inept management, and the order to send infected patients to those nursing homes, the US Infection Death Rate is now scientifically accepted to be someone at 0.2% to 0.3%, with 0.26% being the most cited number. That is the percentage of death per infection.

Do NOT give any credibility to anyone citing the "Case Death Rate", which is the deaths per reported case (those who have sought medical care and are treated). That inflates the numbers 8 to 15 times the actual rate. Its used only to induce panic and fear, statistically its unimportant. The Infection Death Rate is the one society needs to use for planning.

Right now its roughly double a normal Flu season, and death or severe consequences are concentrated mainly in high risk groups like the elderly, and those with certain comorbidities (obesity, diabetes, lung or heart disease). THAT is where we need to put our efforts - protect those groups. We dont have enough money or resources to protect the unlikely ones, so it makes sense that we not worry about those under 65 who are relatively healthy. Put the most resources toward those who are most vulnerable, especially the populations of nursing homes, and the healthcare workers who are constantly exposed to higher viral loads.

Since we have no vaccine, the infection rate will be far higher than the usual number of Flu cases. So even with the same IDR, we would see more dying than is typical from the flu. So stop being suckers for an incompetent government and a panic inducing media.

Wear a mask around the vulnerable, practice good hygiene, eat right and exercise. And reopen the economy because the closures are doing far more damage at this point than COVID-19. Thats what the science supports.

Other than that, Stop with the conspiracy-mongering, you're being idiots. The science is enough to smack down the Armageddon Shutdown clowns.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/25/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Yup.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/25/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Trump Should Make a Recess Appointment to the Supreme Court
[Federalist] The United States Constitution, at Article II, Section 2, Clause 3, provides that [t]he President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."

In other words, the Constitution allows the president to make recess appointments, which are temporary, but effective, while the Senate is in recess.

This includes the power to make recess appointments to the Supreme Court.
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Posted by: 746 || 09/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Watching the democrats heads explode would be fun...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/25/2020 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  For President Eisenhower, all three of his recess appointments became three of the most significant justices in history, including Earl Warren, who later became Chief Justice; Potter Stewart; and William J. Brennan, Jr.

That's NOT a great track record there, Sparky
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2020 5:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Ties go to the runner.
Posted by: Clem || 09/25/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  McConnell refuses to recess the Senate.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/25/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  IMO the "Recess Appointment" should be left to history along with goose quill pens on parchment -- only revived in apocalyptic times where communication channels collapse.
Posted by: magpie || 09/25/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Sometimes the SCOTUS splits in ways you might not expect. In the 2018 cases with a 5-4 split, Gorsuch voted with the left six times, Roberts 3, Thomas 2, and Kavanaugh 1. Ginsberg even voted with the Right once - Mont v. U.S. See link Pages 44-46

It's your friends in the media who make the Court monolithic right and left.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Lagoa would be the hardest one for the Dems to demonize - and might cost them. Hispanic, Female, and already approved 80-15 vote. Got a lot of splaining to do if they attack her now.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/25/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 Bobby, I think that's right. I don't know one end of the SCt from the other, but in the lower courts, lawyers often make statements such as "I'd rather have Judge X on this case than Judge Y." But that's an intuitive probability estimate, not a scientific prediction of the outcome.
Posted by: Matt || 09/25/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Where is Joe's SCOTUS List?
[Townhall] Kurt Schlichter
Look, if this election is a referendum on the direction of the Supreme Court, doesn’t Grandpa Badfinger owe us a list of the people that his puppet masters might appoint given the chance? He says he won’t because reasons and because. What’s he hiding?

Oh, right. He’s hiding the fact that his string-pullers would nominate some arch-commie who would treat your First and Second Amendment rights like the nominal nominee treated his staffers when he thought no one was looking.

Of course, any such list would not be scribbled down by Bad Touch Biden himself. He’s an unsteady conduit, the terminal soup can for the feverish leftist dreams of the folks talking into the tin cylinder at the other end of the string. The only list Oldfinger could put together himself would read:


And it would include a drawing of a happy face.

But we have a right to know what the wizards whose spells animate him have up their sleeves. As instructed, Gropey Joe promised that he would appoint a black woman to the Court. Well, who? It’s already pretty lame to pick someone based on where her great-great-great-grandfather came from, but isn’t it super condescending and... racist...to assume that her race is all that matters? He’s really saying, "Relax. Black women judges are fungible. It doesn’t matter who she is, only what she is."

Frankly, I'm thinking this is just further proof that the entire Harris-Biden campaign is based on white supremacy. And talk about white fragility – if Biden was any more brittle he'd shatter if someone hit a high note.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/25/2020 07:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Give him Trump's list, tell him it's Kamala's.
Posted by: charger || 09/25/2020 13:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Joe's entire campaign is just, "I am not Donald Trump." Nothing else matters at all.
Posted by: Tom || 09/25/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Harris, Schumer, Jill, and Pelosi haven't told him who's on the list yet.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/25/2020 18:07 Comments || Top||

‘Something's in the water': Florida Republicans see surge in voter registration
[Politico] MIAMI — Republicans have closed the traditional voter registration gap with Democrats to an historically small margin in Florida, triggering a wave of Democratic apprehension in the nation’s biggest swing state.

Top Florida Democrats and longtime activists have increasingly groused in private that they feel pressure from Joe Biden’s campaign to refrain from door-to-door canvassing or holding voter registration drives due to the potential spread of the coronavirus and fears of muddying his messaging on the pandemic.

In the absence of such efforts, a concerted drive by President Donald Trump’s Florida campaign to register voters has helped cut the state’s long-standing Democratic advantage to fewer than 185,000 voters, a gap of just 1.3 percentage points, according to data from the Florida Division of Elections released this week.

"It’s late in the game now," said state Sen. Jason Pizzo, a Miami Democrat. "There’s been no pushback from us, meaning that for every 100 doors that Republicans have proverbially knocked on, it’s not like they pissed people off to the point where they’ve run to the Democratic Party because they’re pissed at the GOP. It’s shown to be effective."

In August, Republicans added a party record of almost 58,000 new voters — a 91 percent increase compared to August 2016, the Florida election data show. The number of new Republicans added in August is 41 percent more than the number of new Democrats who registered. Democratic registration, meanwhile, was 6 percent lower than the total racked up in August 2016.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/25/2020 01:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Given the number of Ret. New Yorker's in Fla.
It likely they understand by electing Hidden-Biden, it would seriously jeopardize their Retire income and benefits. Given his and his political parties proposed Massive Tax increases.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/25/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  There once was a Demmy named Pizzo...
Posted by: Ho Chi the Limber4117 || 09/25/2020 16:48 Comments || Top||

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