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Fauci Says He's 'Not Quite Sure' Why Covid Cases Are Dropping in Texas After Mitigation Restrictions Were Lifted

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by Anonymousreply 61Last Wednesday at 10:39 AM

Because rednecks behave the same with or without restrictions so the half assed measures made little to no difference, and now vaccination rate has gone up. What's so hard to understand?

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 9:03 AM

Yes he said that, and then he said this, which defacturd, our resident trumpkin troll, chose to ignore:

[quote] You just have to see in the long range. I hope they continue to tick down. If they do, that would be great. But there’s always the concern, when you pull back on methods, particularly on things like indoor dining and bars that are crowded, you can see a delay, and then all of a sudden tick right back up. We’ve been fooled before by situations where people begin to open back up, nothing happens, and all of a sudden, several weeks later, things start exploding on you. So we’ve got to be careful we don’t prematurely judge that.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 9:08 AM

The fixation our trolls have with Fauci is really tiresome. Instant block.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 9:10 AM

I'm guessing he doesn't want to come out and say that Texas is fudging the figures the way Florida is. Also the reported figures don't look that great to me.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 9:11 AM

R3, in their hyper-politicization of what should be a scientific response, Fauci is ground zero — he puts a human face on the scientific response they are demonizing for political purposes.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 9:16 AM

I knew Trumptards were against lockdowns and all that but I didn't knew they were still questioning the effectiveness of social distancing? You'd think all that skepticism would've perished once the people of Wuhan started having pool parties weeks after they exited their 11-week lockdown.

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by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 9:16 AM

38,238 people in Globe Life Stadium last night.

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 9:19 AM

basically we still know nothing about this virus and we probably never will. It will eventually disappear and no one will know why it did that either. we just aren't as smart as we think we are.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 9:27 AM

R8 is a science denier in what seems to be a permanently vegetative state — posting via the internet, a triumph of science, probably using a smartphone, another triumph of science. Totally ironyproof.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 9:30 AM

If their numbers are decreasing, which they aren't, it could be attributed to fewer being tested. I say let them all die.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 9:31 AM

It’s that “fuzzy math” Texans are known for.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 9:36 AM

[quote] If their numbers are decreasing, which they aren't, it could be attributed to fewer being tested.

Link.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 9:42 AM

OP also doesn't understand why we need to continue wearing masks after vaccination.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 9:44 AM

Rightwing propaganda appeals to people’s baser instincts.

It’s childish and selfish to resist the covid protocol of wearing a mask and social distancing. OF COURSE we’d all rather not do that, but it’s necessary right now for reasons of social benefit.

But there are lots of man-babies and woman-babies out there without the maturity or discipline to comply with these simple rules — and they just can’t wait for someone to spoon feed them some lame-ass, conspiracy-laden justification for defying protocol. And the rightwing propaganda machine is only too happy to help.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 10:00 AM

Covid remains a deadly respiratory illness.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 10:00 AM

[quote] OP also doesn't understand why we need to continue wearing masks after vaccination.

Most of the world doesn’t either, Einstein.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 10:02 AM

How stupid is R12? He seems like he was born and raised in texas

Ignorant and proud of it

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 10:27 AM

Everyone has already had Covid. Most were asymptomatic. Many more got the sniffles.

Along with mass vaccinations we should have had mass Covid antibody tests. Now we'll never know how many people had it.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 10:39 AM

[quote] How stupid is [R12]? He seems like he was born and raised in texas

If you’re going to say they’ve cut back on testing you need to back up your claim.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 10:47 AM

R18, weren’t most people found to have lost their immunity after 3 months?

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 10:48 AM

Pretty much all the olds and a good portion of the middle aged are vaccinated - so why is this a surprise? Infections now will likely be younger people - who may not even show symptoms so won’t bother getting tested. I support Fauci and lockdowns - but we are quickly moving to a point where it’s getting much safer. The uptick now - where it is happening - will not result in an unending rapid rise, overwhelmed hospitals and spiraling deaths.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 10:59 AM

Covid immunity plus vaccinations means cases will drop. I see nothing wrong with easing restrictions when the majority of the population is immune. Those who have had Covid should get vaccinated after 90 days.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 10:59 AM

Let florida and texas self destruct

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 11:01 AM

[quote] weren’t most people found to have lost their immunity after 3 months?

Are you referring to vaccinated people or people who had COVID?

I'm seeing articles citing 6+ months for vaccinated people

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by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 11:06 AM

Not just rednecks, R1, just ignorant people in any area. I was in the Bronx the other day all afternoon and saw only one or two masks.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 11:21 AM

r9 please. they can't even figure out where it came from. I am not a science denier but sometimes things cannot be figured out. And I do not post from a smart phone.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 11:24 AM

R26, please yourself. (Which is all that’s happening, to be sure, as you look at images of January 6.)

“ basically we still know nothing about this virus and we probably never will.”

=/=

“they can’t even figure out where it came from”

Grow up, you doofy Foxwatcher.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 11:29 AM

r27 so where did it come from?

by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 11:31 AM

[quote] we just aren't as smart as we think we are.

Well, we know [italic]you’re[italic] not.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 11:33 AM

[quote] How stupid is R12?

Almost as stupid as r16. It seems to be a race.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Tuesday at 11:34 AM

[quote] I was in the Bronx the other day all afternoon and saw only one or two masks.

To be fair, they’re a little busy dodging bullets right now.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Tuesday at 11:35 AM

[quote]Pretty much all the olds and a good portion of the middle aged are vaccinated - so why is this a surprise? Infections now will likely be younger people - who may not even show symptoms so won’t bother getting tested.

Let’s hear it for variants, y’all!

Hip hip hooray.

Hip hip....

by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 11:38 AM

[quote] [R27] so where did it come from?

Who the fuck cares? That has zero effect on responding to a pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Tuesday at 11:42 AM

And it has no correlation to what we know about the virus. Which is what you first said.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Tuesday at 11:42 AM

Texas had a LOT of infections. way more than was reported last summer and last winter. that + vaccines and there's likely some community immunity protecting people. not quite herd but enough to prevent a massive surge

by Anonymousreply 35Last Tuesday at 11:44 AM

I think everyone I know in Texas has either had it, been vaccinated or made a choice not to get vaccinated. That doesn’t include children and a small sampling obviously. People seem pretty much back to normal and restaurants are packed.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 11:46 AM

He didn't say he's "not quite sure" why cases are dropping, just that he's not quite sure what outdoor activities they have in Texas. He also points out that there's a delay between, e.g. lifting mitigation restrictions and that being reflected in the case numbers.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Tuesday at 11:47 AM

You really trust Greg Abbott with the numbers? He blamed windmills on the power outages during the winter storm. C'mon!

by Anonymousreply 38Last Tuesday at 11:48 AM

R31 lol true

by Anonymousreply 39Last Tuesday at 11:51 AM

[quote] see nothing wrong with easing restrictions when the majority of the population is immune.

Because the minority who are not will continue to transmit it to each other — and possibly to people who are vaccinated or otherwise immune, allowing mutations to develop.

Do we need to wait for 100% immunity? No, not possible. But majority means more than 50% and we need a much larger herd immunity than that.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Tuesday at 12:27 PM

Has Andrew Cuomo resigned yet? No, I didn't think so...

by Anonymousreply 41Last Tuesday at 12:29 PM

like your pussy, r15?

by Anonymousreply 42Last Tuesday at 12:32 PM

[quote] Are you referring to vaccinated people or people who had COVID?

People with covid.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Tuesday at 1:16 PM

Sick burn, r42.

🙄

by Anonymousreply 44Last Tuesday at 1:16 PM

[quote] He didn't say he's "not quite sure" why cases are dropping, just that he's not quite sure what outdoor activities they have in Texas.

How dare you come in here with them there facts and what he actually said. You’re ruining OP’s narrative!

Hang your head in shame.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Tuesday at 1:17 PM

[quote] If you’re going to say they’ve cut back on testing you need to back up your claim.

Are you high? I feel you're high. Very, very high

Did anyone say that texas cut down on their testing? NO THEY DID NOT.

R10, said, , "IT COULD BE attributed to fewer being tested"

But you looked at that and for some bizarre reason you took it to mean, "texas has STOPPED all testing"

by Anonymousreply 46Last Tuesday at 1:34 PM

[quote] He blamed windmills on the power outages during the winter storm. C'mon!

they do cause cancer

by Anonymousreply 47Last Tuesday at 1:35 PM

Texas admits to

2,810,317 Covid cases / 48,812 Covid deaths

Their population is about 29 million

1 out of every 10 people in Texas have had Covid.

Of the people who did contract Covid, it was fatal in about 1.74% of them (fatality rate)

by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 1:45 PM

Why are people being apologists for Fauci?

by Anonymousreply 49Last Tuesday at 1:52 PM

Texas is lying about their figures obviously.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Tuesday at 3:28 PM

R13 is correct, OP is a troll of the trolliest proportions.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Tuesday at 3:58 PM

Fauci is a homophobic piece of shit responsible for thousands of gay deaths. I have never listened to that homophobic mother fucker and neither has any respectable, not brainwashed gay man.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Tuesday at 4:16 PM

Shoo, r52...I said...

by Anonymousreply 53Last Tuesday at 4:19 PM

Michigan, under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, topped the U.S. daily tally of new coronavirus cases this week despite standing as a blue state with a mask mandate firmly in place. The state reported a record number of new cases on Monday, 11,082. The figure bests its last daily peak, 10,140, which it hit months ago on November 20. The state has reported roughly 780,000 cumulative cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Tuesday at 5:53 PM

Everywhere I’ve been, I see 100% mask compliance.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Tuesday at 6:34 PM

NJ, PA are seeing record spikes. It’s odd. Maybe because it’s still kinda cold.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Wednesday at 6:51 AM

Of course Texas is fixing the numbers

by Anonymousreply 57Last Wednesday at 7:28 AM

Texas lies through their shithole just to make California look bad. But the truth will out, and out horribly.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Wednesday at 7:32 AM

Fauci is going to hate when Covid is over because his 15 minutes of fame will be over. He wants to stretch out the pandemic as long as he can so he can stay in the spotlight. He loves the attention so.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Wednesday at 7:35 AM

[quote] NJ, PA are seeing record spikes. It’s odd. Maybe because it’s still kinda cold.

Yet New York and the rest of the northeast aren’t. I don’t know what it is.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Wednesday at 9:18 AM

[quote] We have a Fact Check about those new coronavirus variants, and the science is pretty simple: viruses are always changing or mutating.

[quote] In some cases, they may give the virus a survival advantage, making it more contagious-- or more resistant to treatments or vaccines. But sometimes mutations are meaningless, and some mutations can actually make viruses weaker. With new variants of COVID like the U.K. and South African strain -- is there any evidence that COVID is adapting to become a more or less dangerous strain?

[quote] Infectious Disease Specialist Doctor Anthony Fauci says initial data on the U.K. strain showed it having "a degree" of increased virulence, which means severity or harmfulness. But, Fauci cautions that data is questionable because it still needs to be confirmed.

[quote] "But thus far there is no evidence that it is less virulent," Fauci said. "Sometimes when viruses mutate to spread more efficiently they become less virulent, but we do not have any data to indicate that that is, in fact, happening with [the coronavirus]."

However, if we go data based on other viruses, it's more likely that it's getting weaker.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Wednesday at 10:39 AM
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