White House Embraces ‘Herd Immunity’ Declaration That Encourages COVID-19 Infections | Talking Points Memo

The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists urging free spread of the coronavirus among healthy young people in an effort to achieve “herd immunity” through widespread infection instead of a vaccine, The New York Times reports. 


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Let’s just call it GOP genocide, and be done with the semantics.

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Stanford obviously isn’t sending its best.

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“Let the peasants die. We’ll be up here in the castle.”

Good luck selling that.

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So, now they’ve reached the point of just flat out flashing the bird at Fauci, Birx and Co.

I have no other words at this point.

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Not surprising at all

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Trump the leader: Find people saying things he likes, even if they are nonsensical and rejected by the vast majority of knowledgeable experts, and promote them as prophets and adopt their words as declarations of the Truth according to Trump.
It all would be a bad and absurd plot if it weren’t so damn dangerous.

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"The “herd immunity” would aim to protect the elderly and the vulnerable while allowing for infections among the young until the disease stops spreading on the assumption that most of the population has contracted the virus. "

This is also known as the ‘A Sucker Dies Every Minute’ Strategy.

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How long before the Lincoln Project creates an ad featuring this week’s Covid numbers, including ICU bed availability, and highlighting that the WH is in favor of increasing the numbers. The OKC City Council voted to extend the mask mandate until December after hearing the current numbers, including the data point that there are no ICU beds available in OKC right now. A good percentage of those beds are filled with the more rural counties that have lost their hospitals due to GOP health care abuses.

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According to the Times, leading experts have estimated that about [85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible](https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/world/covid-coronavirus.html#link-6512802f) to the coronavirus,

So, assuming that the mortality rate remains a constant, we can look forward to about two million deaths before this problematic goal of ‘herd immunity’ is reached.
That’s without aggravated losses from overwhelmed hospitals unable to treat more mundane conditions because they lack the capacity, or the assurance of safety, required to take on those patients.
Who the fuck put their signature on this prescription for mass death?
And, assuming they’re M.D.'s, what ‘good’ eclipsed their Hippocratic Oath?

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Healthy young people…who will say, “Hi Mom, Hi Dad!” and kill 'em.

Get this fucker out of here.

For Trump to advocate this and then have the nerve to hold a “Town Hall” with many of the people he plans on killing is psychotic, genocidal and, yes, Impeachable.

In fact, Impeachment is a Demand.

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Donnie = Death Panel personified.

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Arrogance coupled with stupidity is a really dangerous mix.

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They usually go hand in hand: vainglory is an impediment to accurate thought

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After consulting with TX Lt Governor Patrick.

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The declaration’s website claims the petition has been signed by more than 15,000 scientists, but, last week, Sky News found dozens of fake names on the list of medical signatories, including Dr. I.P. Freely, Dr. Person Fakename, and Dr. Johnny Bananas.

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It’s not like if you don’t die you’re good.

Many people who have survived COVID continue to suffer from a wide arrange of issues, such as hearing loss, taste/smell loss, breathing issues, lack of energy, mental fog, etc.

Also, protecting seniors from COVID when it’s rampant through the population is almost impossible as both the UK and Sweden found out.

We are quite confident that the disease is airborne. How are you supposed to make sure that seniors don’t even breathe the same air as younger people?

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I guess this is Fat Nixon’s Infrastructure Weak for saving Social Security and Medicare.

Save money by killing off the recipients.

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I really can’t take it seriously without the endorsement of Heywood Jablomi, M.D.

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