THEY WERE NOT SIMPLY NAMES ON A LIST. THEY WERE US.

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THEY WERE NOT SIMPLY NAMES ON A LIST. THEY WERE US.

Post by pulitzerdave » May 23rd, 2020, 11:20 pm

Yes, as the coronavirus death toll nears 100,000, that's the subheading of a New York Times front page tomorrow that lists names and brief biological descriptions in a roster that spans six columns and encompasses the entirety of the page. Despite the editorial space provided, the page has room for only about 1% of the nations deaths.

The Times tribute to the passing of these Americans is a grim reminder of the price this country is paying for Donald Trump's lack of action in the early stages of the pandemic.

Trump celebrated the "opening of America", despite spiking numbers of deaths in 24 states by playing a round of golf. Hail to the Chief!

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Post by learnin » May 24th, 2020, 12:00 am

It makes me a little sick when I hear people remark that it really only affects people who are compromised as if that somehow makes it less devastating to the ones who have had to say goodbye. An 88 y.o. Alzheimer patient is one thing. A 66 year old parent, who has a manageable heart condition, is another.

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Post by Zoltar » May 24th, 2020, 12:16 am

Win the dang day!

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Post by KITNooga » May 24th, 2020, 7:20 am

can I ask why/how 'these' particular lives lost are any more/less 'incalculable' than those lost to drug overdoses? suicide? domestic violence? alchoholism?

and let's not leave out abortion.

walk me through the logic P-dave, learnin'.

I'll wait. but, in full disclosure: will not be holding my breath.

;-)

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Post by spot2180 » May 24th, 2020, 7:32 am

Don't leave out the children forced into sex slavery much more easily with open borders.
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Post by spot2180 » May 24th, 2020, 7:55 am

pulitzerdave wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 11:20 pm
Yes, as the coronavirus death toll nears 100,000, that's the subheading of a New York Times front page tomorrow that lists names and brief biological descriptions in a roster that spans six columns and encompasses the entirety of the page. Despite the editorial space provided, the page has room for only about 1% of the nations deaths.

The Times tribute to the passing of these Americans is a grim reminder of the price this country is paying for Donald Trump's lack of action in the early stages of the pandemic.

Trump celebrated the "opening of America", despite spiking numbers of deaths in 24 states by playing a round of golf. Hail to the Chief!
And the NYT did all of that and still glossed over the deaths in the nursing homes in their state that didn't need to happen.
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Post by Ksuminnesotacat » May 24th, 2020, 8:23 am

Old people going to die Anyway Andy!
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Post by xtrawildcat » May 24th, 2020, 8:54 am

learnin wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 12:00 am
It makes me a little sick when I hear people remark that it really only affects people who are compromised as if that somehow makes it less devastating to the ones who have had to say goodbye. An 88 y.o. Alzheimer patient is one thing. A 66 year old parent, who has a manageable heart condition, is another.
Here are just a few of the people I know who are vulnerable. Everyone of them exercise, are not overweight and lead healthy lifestyles.
1, Three close friends and one neighbor who have survived cancer but are on regimens to keep it from flaring. All in their sixties or early 70s and have led healthy lifestyles,
2. One brother in law and on sister who are cancer suvivors and at risk. Both in their early 70s,
3, A very good friends 35 year old daughter who is in the middle of battling breast cancer. My friend and his wife are her primary support as she goes through this and are doing every in their power to insure they do not catch and pass Covid.
4, A sister who has Rheumatoid Arthritis and is on immune suppressant drugs to address it. Her son and daughter work in an emergency room in Chicago and my sister would like to see her 14 month old grand daughter.
5, My brother in his early 70s and has had a stent and is on blood thinner to help reduce risk. Yet is in shape and still farms full time.

Every person who does not take the personal responsibility to avoid getting Covid in one way or another increases the risk of these people getting Covid.

I have to believe every poster on this forum has a list of relatives and friends like this.

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Post by Ksuminnesotacat » May 24th, 2020, 9:07 am

Anybody know that unfortunate soul who was the epitome of health ate all the right foods, exercised regularly both cardio and muscular repetitions. Then one day went out for the morning run and bam dropped dead from heart attack. Death happens sorry it just does and not one of us on this board knows the expiration date is on the shell we inhabit on this planet or realm!

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Post by xtrawildcat » May 24th, 2020, 10:33 am

Ksuminnesotacat wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 9:07 am
Anybody know that unfortunate soul who was the epitome of health ate all the right foods, exercised regularly both cardio and muscular repetitions. Then one day went out for the morning run and bam dropped dead from heart attack. Death happens sorry it just does and not one of us on this board knows the expiration date is on the shell we inhabit on this planet or realm!
Yeah it happens to all of us. But when I was in an airplane, I did not want to go our because it was the pilots expiration date.

Economy is opening back up. Social distancing and mask wearing when you can't will get us closer to normal til we have a vaccine. In the meantime, I do not want to lose any of my friends because somebody else was not responsible and concerned about the well being of others. IE a mask does not protect me, your mask does.

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