Covid Journal, Sept 20, 2020
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RIP USA
Anyone who might even be moderately left of centre, centre and even some right-wingers would mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She died on Friday, September 18, 2020 of pancreatic cancer.
Like many, I’m very saddened by the passing of Ginsburg, as are likely any women that deemed their own body worthy of controlling … by themselves.
Opportunists, like Trump and Republican House Leader Mitch McConnell, are not weeping for the passing of Ginsburg.
They seem to be nearly giddy with joy as they rush to appoint a new conservative dolt to run the show at the Supreme Court, potentially rendering the institution impotent and clouded with bias for another generation.
Before Friday, I actually would have said that Trump would win the US presidential election in November of this year.
He still might.
However, if Trump uses the passing of a great legal mind like Ginsburg to ram through a Supreme Court appointment – especially a considerably poor choice like Kavanaugh was – it might actually steel the resolve of Democrat voters that have been notoriously sitting in the sidelines in previous elections. If abortion because an election issue and Republicans threaten to dismantle the legal framework concerning women’s rights, we may even see female ‘red conservatives’ vote against the Republicans or abstain from voting. Might.
Elections are won with the electoral college, not popular vote. If the latter were true, the Democrats would have won the Presidency for the last 20 years, with Bush and Trump losing to the majority of votes.
Swing states like Florida, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina offer up about 100 electoral college seats and all of these might tilt towards the Democrats if they are able to balance the message concerning women’s rights, Black Lives Matter and, of course, getting people out to vote.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden is sounding VERY old (because he’s 77) and I have a growing concern that he might make it through the election, but there will be moments where the Republicans will attack his physical capabilities, much like they did with Hilary Clinton.
If the Democrats are to win the support of women and African-Americans, they will need to position Kamala Harris as the real brains and value for voters more often than Biden.
But it may not be enough.
And if Trump wins the election as a result of the various misdirections that he’ll toss into the political arena, all bets are off.
The age of family-lead Presidency will continue through the next decade, at least.
Are Covid Deaths Being Exaggerated?
No conspiracy, just the facts, please.
Oxford University scientists have identified that as many as a THIRD of all deaths reported in the UK may have been described as being caused by Covid, but were potentially not related at all to disease, but to ‘routine’ concerns like cancer or being hit by a car.
A third of the people recorded to have died from Covid-19 in July and August may have actually passed away due to other causes, such as cancer or being hit by a car, Oxford University research has suggested
Experts at Oxford University have found that around 30 per cent of those included in the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) coronavirus deaths toll over the summer actually died primarily from other conditions.
The data comes as the Government introduces its new Rule of Six measures to combat the further spread of the disease.
The study shows that people who may have died from cancer or who were run over and killed, but who had tested positive for coronavirus, were included among the virus deaths even though it did not kill them.
Figures revealed in The Telegraph state that approximately one in 13 people who were said to have died from coronavirus during the whole pandemic did not die primarily from the disease.
This means that 7.8 per cent (3,877) of those listed as Covid-19 deaths by the Government did not die due to the virus being the primary cause.
I suppose we have to just chalk it up to human error. Scary.