The entire idea of Warhammer 40K was to create a universe so incredibly filled with authoritarianism and horrible ways to die that you won't have to think about which character is the good guy and just get lost in its aesthetics, and it's getting lapped by the American presidency
— Gorilla Warfare (@MenshevikM) May 4, 2020
Let’s just tell them the virus is cancelled!
Look, it’s mostly the darkies and ‘essential workers’ who’ll die — those guys weren’t voting for us anyway. Our own base will believe whatever we tell them, as long as it means they can have their unlimited Chik-Fil-A iced tea refills and Applebee’s salad bar again. And the lamestream Fake News, including the NYTimes and Politico‘s Chris Cillizza, will be only too happy to applaud our ‘savvy’ and pretend the Dems would’ve done the same or worse…
The thing about the virus is that it cannot be mindfucked by political trickery because it does not even possess a brain. https://t.co/CKrN048B8y
— Starfish Who Had Fun For An Hour (@IRHotTakes) May 4, 2020
… The document predicts a sharp increase in both cases and deaths beginning about May 14, according to a copy shared with The Washington Post. The forecast stops at June 1, but shows both daily cases and deaths on an upward trajectory at that point.
The White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disavowed the report, although the slides carry the CDC’s logo. The creator of the model said the numbers are unfinished projections shown to the CDC as a work in progress…
One federal official said the data was presented at a recent briefing for the National Response Coordination Center, a part of FEMA, which coordinates federal support during major incidents and emergencies. The official, who was not authorized to discuss internal government briefings, spoke on the condition of anonymity.
It was not immediately clear whether the projections, which also carry the logos of the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, are based on ramped- up testing, the attempt to reopen some states, the time lag between a rise in cases and deaths or some combination of those factors…
The forecast is at odds with remarks made Sunday evening by Trump, who said the United States could eventually suffer as many as 100,000 deaths. At 3,000 deaths per day and rising, the national total would quickly outstrip that number if the new report is correct.
A senior White House official said the document would not change the White House planning on reopening.
White House officials have been relying on other models to make decisions on reopening, including the IHME model and a “cubic model” prepared by Trump adviser and economist Kevin Hassett and the Council of Economic Advisers.
On Monday, however, the IHME model — widely used by states and heavily relied upon in the past by the White House — also revised its deaths significantly upward to reflect the reopenings in several states.
The IHME model — created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington — is now estimating that the United States will reach nearly 135,000 deaths by August 1. That number is significantly higher than its mid-April estimate of 60,308 deaths…
We knew it was gonna be a crucial six months, even if we could never have predicted quite *how* crucial.
We really came to this point. I thought Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico was appalling, but this is a scale of evil and incompetence that is difficult to process.
— T.K. of AAK! (@AskAKorean) May 4, 2020