Why Are Blacks Dying At A Much Higher Rate From Bat Soup Virus?

While some have fear-mongered and blame-stormed regarding racial inequality and the typical Race Card stuff they like to play, many of them could have done it a much different way, because there is a problem

The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate, a Post analysis shows

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to an analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country.

The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk for African Americans amid growing demands that public-health officials release more data on the race of those who are sick, hospitalized and dying of a contagion that has killed more than 12,000 people in the United States.

A Washington Post analysis of what data is available and census demographics show that counties that are majority-black have three times the number of infections and almost six times the number of deaths as counties where white residents are in the majority.

In Milwaukee County, home to Wisconsin’s largest city, African Americans account for 73 percent of the dead but just 26 percent of the population. The disparity is similar in Louisiana, where 70 percent of the people who have died were black, although African Americans make up just 32 percent of the state’s population.

Obviously, Democrats are going to go with the raaaaacism angle, but, considering that in almost every specific area where this is occurring the government is run by Democrats and has been run by Democrats, they might want to reconsider their political attacks.

President Trump acknowledged for the first time the racial disparity at the White House task force briefing Tuesday.

“We are doing everything in our power to address this challenge, and it’s a tremendous challenge,” Trump said. “It’s terrible.” He added that Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “is looking at it very strongly.”

“Why is it three or four times more so for the black community as opposed to other people?” Trump said. “It doesn’t make sense, and I don’t like it, and we are going to have statistics over the next probably two to three days.”

Why is it?

African Americans’ higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are well-documented, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) noted those that health problems make people more vulnerable to the new respiratory disease. But there never has been a pandemic that brought the disparities so vividly into focus. (snip)

Elected officials and public-health experts have pointed to generations of discrimination and distrust between black communities and the health-care system. African Americans are also more likely to be uninsured and live in communities with inadequate health-care facilities. (snip)

Even then, some activists argued, black people might have been more exposed because many held low-wage or essential jobs, such as food service, public transit and health care, that required them to continue to interact with the public.

Dare I say, these folks living in Democratic Party run areas are kept down thanks to Democratic Party policies, left in a vulnerable condition?

“This outbreak is exposing the deep structural inequities that make communities pushed to the margins more vulnerable to health crises in good times and in bad,” Dorianne Mason, the director of health equity at the National Women’s Law Center, said in a statement. “These structural inequities in our health care system do not ignore racial and gender disparities — and neither should our response to this pandemic.”

Yes, that would be the structural inequities of Democratic Party policies in the areas they run. Chicago isn’t run by Republicans. Nor is Washington, D.C. Nor Milwaukee County. Nor Connecticut. Or New Orleans. Or NYC. Or Baltimore. Democrats, who had been the party of Jim Crow, segregation, and the KKK, used the Civil Rights era to switch it up and get as many blacks as possible living in government run neighborhoods, jammed together, reliant upon government while also being leery of government.

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Oil Is Making Guyana Wealthy Which Ticks Warmists Off

Of course, it doesn’t tick climate cultists off enough that they give up their own use of fossil fuels and 1st World lifestyle. They just want developing nations to not have the same privileges. And, yes, this would be an actual privilege, not mentioned in the NY Times screed

‘It Changed So Fast’: Oil Is Making Guyana Wealthy but Intensifying Tensions

On a sprawling abandoned sugar estate by the coast of Guyana, the scale of the changes sweeping across the country is immediately visible.

In just a few years, enormous warehouses and office buildings servicing international oil companies have sprung up amid the shrub land, irrigation canals and fields of wild cane.

People are “moving from cutting cane to businessmen,” said Mona Harisha, a local shop owner. “It changed so fast.”

Guyana is giving up its past as an agricultural economy and speeding toward its near-term future as an oil-producing giant. And so Ms. Harisha has renovated her general goods shop, redolent of Indian spices, which she runs from a side of her cottage in the Houston neighborhood of Georgetown, the county’s capital.

She said oil companies have brought jobs and better roads, and have raised home values — and brought new business to her shop.

Her daughter is thinking of returning from New York, an example of how the government is enticing Guyana’s huge diaspora home with promises of the oil bounty.

Guyana is one of the fastest growing economies in South America, and one of the best for developing nations. They’re doing all the smart things that Venezuela, which is oil rich, isn’t. Fossil fuels, when not stifled by idiotic government and Warmist do-gooders, is one of the best ways to lift people out of poverty. It brings modernity, job opportunities, affordable energy, and a higher standard of living, among others.

For many, the transformation into an oil economy has brought optimism about greater prosperity. But that optimism is often mixed with a fatalism that nothing will really improve for the vast majority of people in one of South America’s poorest countries.

See, of course they have to see the potential negative. In fact, go and read the rest of the article. You’ll see that any fatalism and “intensifying tensions” have nothing really to do with the oil, but other issues. And devolves into all sorts of other things, that really have little to nothing to do with oil. It’s the kind of screed you’d expect from a cult.

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If All You See…

…are wonderful carbon sucking trees, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on crime spiking in Seattle.

I’ve never seen women actually work out in clothes like that. She’s getting arrested soon for breaking quarantine.

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Bernie Megafan Joe Rogan Says He’d Vote For Trump Over Biden

Is this important, or just an isolated incident? (via Allahpundit at Hot Air)

Allahpundit then delves into some Trump is potentially doomed stuff, as he typically does, before getting to

I think the most useful thing about the Rogan clip for Republicans is his ongoing concern about Biden’s mental acuity. He brings it up every time he goes off on him; it’s his most basic objection to supporting the moderate, more so even than policy disagreements. If you’re wondering how much the GOP should attack Biden’s competence this fall, here’s anecdotal evidence that the answer is “a lot.” In fact, for some Bernie fans the competence concerns may be a fig leaf for their real reasons for wanting to stay home. If you’re a committed socialist trying to talk yourself into boycotting the election because Biden’s a squish and you keep running up against your visceral dislike for Trump, a “neutral” argument about Biden not being fit for the job might be all the persuasion you need. It’s difficult for a hard leftist to justify not supporting a center-leftist over a right-winger. It’s much easier if that center-leftist has disqualified himself on other grounds.

One has to wonder how many other Bernie bros (which includes women supporting Bernie) will refuse to vote for Biden. They may not be actually voting for Trump, but, it could be a lot of votes not going to Biden. How many decide to just stay home and not bother voting at all? Biden is a mess. He really does look like he’s losing his mental acuity. A lot will depend on the recovery post-Bat Soup Virus. If the economy comes roaring back, you’ll have a lot of Bernie Bros sitting out. You’ll also have a lot of soft Dems sitting it out when it comes to Biden, especially if Biden does poorly in debates.

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Cult of Climastrology Wonders If Lessons Of Bat Soup Virus Can Be Applied To ‘Climate Change’

The doomsday cult always has to cult, and certainly do not want to let some suffering and fear get in the way

Can the Lessons of the Coronavirus Pandemic Be Applied to Climate Change?

As the world grapples with COVID-19, it cannot afford to ignore an even more serious global emergency that will persist long after the pandemic has passed: climate change. Last month, the United Nations issued a dire multiagency report warning that the world is “way off track” on its commitments to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement. Without dramatic and sustained emissions reductions, higher atmospheric and marine temperatures will bring more deadly heat waves, catastrophic storms, rising seas, food insecurity, health crises and mass displacement.

Although emissions have dropped sharply since January with the coronavirus pandemic virtually shutting down entire economies and most air travel, they are sure to surge again as the world economy roars back to life whenever the pandemic ends. Antonio Guterres, the U.N. secretary-general, put it bluntly: “We will not fight climate change with a virus.” Indeed, the pandemic will make progress against global warming even more elusive.

Nobody welcomes a pandemic that threatens to kill millions, infect hundreds of millions more and throw the world into economic depression. Still, the dramatic global response to COVID-19 has captured many environmentalists’ imaginations, by showing what a less polluted planet might look like and suggesting how the world might mobilize to fight climate change.

See? Nobody welcomes a pandemic, except for the Warmists who want to take advantage of it. Bunch of ghouls. I’d say people will remember that the CoC tried to take advantage of the Chinese virus while people were scared, worried, fearful, losing their businesses and money, getting sick, and dying, but, most news outlets are barely even covering the notion of anthropogenic climate change right now. The number of articles has dropped massively.

The global economic shutdown provides an alternative reality, or at least a “mirage,” of what could be if humanity managed to reduce its carbon footprint. It has also exposed just how dangerous air pollution is to human health. Marshall Burke, a professor of earth science at Stanford University, calculated in March that China’s shutdown had “likely saved the lives of 4,000 kids under 5 and 73,000 adults over 70”—20 times the deaths China had attributed to the coronavirus—thanks to a decline in pollution-related respiratory illnesses.

So, Warmists are happy with the economic shutdown. Further, the air pollution has little to do with ‘climate change’. Anyhow, the article then spends lots of paragraphs explaining how the Cult really sees that there will be no climate policy being enacted as the world attempts to recover, that private business won’t bother doing anything, and

Finally, public pressure to combat climate change will dissipate, as rising unemployment and basic pocketbook issues leave citizens, particularly young people, with less time and energy for environmental activism. Climate advocates had planned enormous protests for April 22 to mark the 50th Earth Day. Thanks to the coronavirus, these will occur online.

People have learned that ‘climate change’ is truly a 1st World Problem. It’s something people who have it pretty good can whine about, but, once the bat guano hits the fan, it disappears as a non-entity. We already knew that most people who care about it only care in theory, not practice. Those who said they cared about ‘climate change’ before will now see it as a luxury issue, one that really doesn’t matter.

It is commonplace in politics for the urgent to overwhelm the important. This is particularly true when the former inspires panic and the latter permits procrastination. Defeating the coronavirus requires societies and individuals to suffer acute, short-term pain, in the expectation that the pandemic will pass and economies will quickly recover. Decarbonization implies something more daunting: a transformation of the entire global economy, with attendant dislocation, to avoid a catastrophe that we sense is coming, but are only beginning to feel.

They never really want to say what that economic transformation is, what it creates, what it looks like, do they. Not a question.

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Moonbats Wonder If Civil Rights And Liberties Can Survive A 2nd Trump Term

The Washington Monthly’s David Cole is actually making a fantastic argument as to why Trump should be re-elected

Can Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Survive a Second Trump Term?

Can civil rights and civil liberties withstand a second term of President Donald Trump? They have already taken a major hit. Playing to his base, Trump has unremittingly targeted the most vulnerable among us. His anti-immigrant measures began with the Muslim ban, which he recently expanded to bar immigrants from three more predominantly Muslim countries and three countries with large Muslim minorities. He has separated families, detained individuals who posed no threat to others or risk of flight, sought to deny asylum on grounds that were directly contrary to statute, and attempted to rescind protected status for the Dreamers.

On reproductive freedom, he promised to overturn Roe v. Wade, and has appointed judges with that goal in mind. He barred federally funded Title X family planning clinics from advising pregnant women about their rights to abortion, blocked undocumented teens in federal custody from accessing abortion, and gave a green light for employers to deny insurance coverage for contraception to their female employees.

He has sought to reverse nearly every advance that the LGBTQ community made under President Obama. He barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. He rescinded guidance requiring schools that receive federal funding to allow transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity. And his administration argued in the Supreme Court that a bakery had a First Amendment right to discriminate against a gay couple who sought to purchase a wedding cake, and that federal law does not bar employers from firing their workers for being gay or transgender.

Democrats have been running with the meme that Trump is an authoritarian who’s taken away liberties and such since before he even took office, and it’s interesting to finally see a list of what they think Trump’s taken. Seriously, the first thing Cole yammers about are people who aren’t even United States citizens. I wasn’t aware of Muslim terrorists having U.S. Constitutional rights. And one of those countries with “large Muslim populations”? China. There’s rather a good reason to block Chinese from entering the U.S., right? Then whining about illegal aliens, who shouldn’t be here per federal law. As for Dreamers, even Obama said his protection of them was un-Constitutional.

As for the gender confused, what about the rights of little girls to not have biological boys in their bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers? How about for women who do not want biological males with mental issues taking away their sports chances.

It is interesting that Liberals never mention that they want to take away our 2nd Amendment Rights, enshrined in the actual Constitution. That they want to limit our communications via Net Neutrality, giving Government power. The want to limit Freedom Of Speech on the Internet, they want to get rid of Fox News and radio folks like Hannity and Rush via a “fairness act”. All their ‘climate change’ policies are about taking away your freedom, liberty, and choice.

At the same time, he has appointed an unprecedented number of federal judges, most of them handpicked by the Federalist Society for their conservative ideological commitments.

Conservative meaning “follows the Constitution.”

But if Trump manages to win, then what? The next president will almost certainly have the opportunity to appoint one or more Supreme Court justices. The Court is already more conservative than it has been in nearly a century. If Trump gets to replace a liberal justice and create a 6–3 conservative-liberal split, the number of 5–4 decisions splitting in a liberal way, already relatively rare, will likely be erased altogether. We would then need not one but two “swing” justices to swing in the progressive direction for the liberal view to prevail.

That’s a hell of a reason to get out and re-elect Trump. You may not like the guy personally, but, all you Never Trumpers out there, do you want a Conservative leaning judiciary which mostly makes sure things are kept that way, or do you want a hardcore leftist Supreme Court, remaking the nation into a Modern Socialist paradise? And it’s not just the Supreme Court, but all the federal courts.

Cole goes on to whine some more, being totally non-partisan, right? Because a guy like Cole should be non-partisan, right?

But if you believe that a second Trump term would create a civil liberties dystopia, the single best thing to do is stop it from happening. In the words of the ACLU’s 2018 midterm campaign, “Vote like your rights depend on it.” (The ACLU is nonpartisan, and does not endorse or oppose candidates, but we educate voters and urge them to make their votes count.) It’s not enough to vote; you need to amplify your voice by encouraging others to vote like their rights depend on it, too. After all, Trump won in 2016 not because he earned a larger share of the vote than Mitt Romney did in 2012. His share was, in fact, smaller. The reason Trump won is that Hillary Clinton’s vote share was less than Barack Obama’s. It was low Democratic turnout that made the difference. If that changes because people vote for civil rights, Donald Trump will lose. It’s as simple as that.

Why should Cole be non-partisan?

David Cole is the national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. The views expressed here are his own.

Kinda partisan, isn’t he?

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You Too Can Ruin Your Kids’ Snack Time With ‘Climate Change’

Indoctrinating them early is important

What’s snack time got to do with climate change?

Hey parents! Do you find yourself wanting to talk to your elementary school-age kids about climate change, but you’re not sure where to begin?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Your children may be too young to read by themselves or, you know, wrap their head around the intricacies of global climate policy, but there are age-appropriate ways to introduce the idea that we should — and can! — take better care of our planet.

And what better way to start than with food! Every one of us eats, so everyone poops has the ability to take action on climate change. Cooking with your kiddo is a great way to introduce them to climate-friendly values such as thinking about where their food comes from, trying new (low-emissions) foods, and cutting down on food packaging and waste.

We scoured our video archives and rediscovered three of our favorite Grist Test Kitchen clips to use as jumping-off points to introduce your child to the concept of climate change. We’ve also come up with suggestions of what to do and say to help you connect the dots between food and the environment.

Yes, they helpfully provide videos and recipes with a heavy side of cultish activity and dogma you can feed your kids. Then you can screw with the lunch the little munchkin takes to school, lecturing them on going meatless at least one day a week. Followed not giving them any junk food and

Do: Dupe your child’s favorite packaged snack with a fun DIY. If you’re feeling especially daring, why not try convincing your potato chip-loving little one to try some of the delicious kale chips featured in the video above.

Yup, dupe your child to get them to join the cult.

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If All You See…

…is an inland sea created because Other People drove a fossil fueled vehicle, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Weasel Zippers, with a post NYC nagging people with drones.

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Crazy Ohio Democrat Says She’ll File Charges For Crimes Against Humanity Against Trump

You wanted some Defcon 1 Trump Derangement Syndrome? Here you go

This was in reply to Go Blue 44

Excitable Tavia has almost 50k likes, which is what she was going for. While she actually do it? I triple dog dare her.

Here’s what Trump said

On Sunday, the president doubled down on his assertions, telling reporters that the drug was “being tested now” and claiming “there are some very strong, powerful signs” of its potential as a treatment for coronavirus.

“It’s a great malaria drug. It’s worked unbelievably. It’s a powerful drug on malaria,” Trump said of hydroxychloroquine. “And there are signs that it works on this, very strong signs. And in the meantime, it’s been around a long time. It also works very powerfully on lupus. So, there are some very strong, powerful signs and we’ll have to see.”

It’s not like doctors are seeing success with hydroxychloroquine or anything. Or that NY patients are being treated with it. Is it fully proven? Studies are unclear. The FDA has approved it. Even the NY Times reported that, while more research is need, it helps. If things are as dire as the media and Dems want to make it, isn’t it better than dying?

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You Ate A Burger, Meaning Health Crises Like Bat Soup Virus Will Become More Common

See, it’s all your fault that dangerous viruses can rampage, something that never happened prior to CO2 going above 350ppm

Climate change is only going to make health crises like coronavirus more frequent and worse

While the world is currently facing down the COVID-19 pandemic, until we address an even broader issue — climate change — we’ll likely face additional pandemics for years to come.

Scientists have long warned that climate change will impact not just our environment, but also our health by increasing rates of infectious disease.

Indeed, there’s more than just water trapped in the ice caps and permafrost of high latitudes: as recently as 2015, researchers identified 28 previously undiscovered virus groups in a melting glacier. These harmful pathogens could make their way into streams, rivers, and waterways as the ice caps melt, wreaking havoc on our immune systems that have no natural resistance to these ancient diseases.

If the COVID-19 outbreak is any indication, that future may now be our reality – which is why we have to act on climate change.

See, it really is your fault, since you drive a fossil fueled vehicle to get a cheeseburger

Climate change leads to more food insecurity, and as a result, experts predict that humans will seek out alternative food sources like bushmeat and bats. Consumption of these animals leads to disease outbreaks and is even potentially to blame for coronavirus.

This is the work of a cult. They ignore that eating things like bat and pangolin has pretty much been going on forever. Rats are a delicacy in some parts of the world. They love making soups with them in Vietnam. Eating dogs and cats is normal in parts of Asia, including China. What this Cult of Climastrology screed calls “alternative food sources” is considered normal in parts of the world. BTW, this article, which links alternative food sources, is deemed “racist.”

Then there’s excessive rainfall and high humidity. Both are risk factors for the spread of waterborne diseases like malaria.

These same people whining are also the ones who block the use of DDT.

Construction of new roads, mines, and hunting reserves is driving previously wild animals into contact with humans, leading to cross-contamination and infections from diseases like SARS, Avian Flu, and HIV.

That has zero to do with climate change, natural or man-caused

The good news is that these scenarios are by no means inevitable. But to avoid them, we need our elected leaders to inform the public about the connection between pandemics like COVID-19, and climate change. Because climate change is a problem we can solve, but only if we show the kind of international energy and cooperation that we are beginning to see in the fight against coronavirus.

See, if you give up your freedom, liberty, and choice, along with way more of your money, we can solve this! Because this never happened before. Not bad plagues and stuff

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