yumearashi:

xanthera:

rockettraccoon:

t3sticles:

Actually I think they’ll be ok 🙃

Not everywhere is handling this as shittily as the US, ya dingus

#this is important because we have to remember #we have to remember it *did not have to be as bad as it was*

New Zealand has now completely eradicated COVID-19 – no active cases and no new infections. 
(They’re not alone –
Iceland did it too.) 

They are safe and back to normal life.  No more lock downs.  No more social distancing.  Stores, restaurants, public transportation – all fully reopened. Weddings, graduations, and birthday parties are once again being celebrated.  Their leaders are now shifting their focus to economic recovery.  And they achieved it with
just 1,504 cases and 22 deaths

reported nationally. 

Many have applauded the announcement, including Helen Clarke, a former prime minister of New Zealand, who posted on Twitter: “Clear leadership & an engaged public have produced this result.“

New Zealand had 0.45 deaths per 100,000 people, and a 1.5% fatality among COVID-19 cases.  By contrast, the US has had 35.05
deaths per 100,000 people

and a 5.6% fatality among cases. [source]  And that’s just so far (6/13/20) – it will get worse, with the pandemic still raging and infections still spiking.  

I have seen too many people resigned to this dismal response as unquestionable fact, saying things like ‘there’s nothing to be done’ or ‘we just have to tough it out’ or ‘America’s had the best pandemic response in the world’.  One person asked me, ‘they’re doing everything they can, what more do you want?‘

This.  This is what I want.   Competent leadership that makes fact-based decisions and values expertise.  Strong leadership that values human life over money.

Decisive leadership that acts to mitigate a crisis, not inflame it.

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This Is How You Talk About Republicans

This Is How You Talk About Republicans

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nowthisnews:

U.S. Representative-elect Cori Bush (D-MO) wore a mask with the name Breonna Taylor across the front during her orientation on Capitol Hill. Bush, a prominent Black Lives Matters activist and the first Black woman elected to Congress from Missouri, told a reporter, ‘I am Breonna Taylor as far as I could be a Black woman murdered in my bed tonight … It just saddens that people in leadership, people that want to be in leadership, don’t know the struggles that are happening to Black people in this country. And it’s disheartening.’

These fuckers do not park their own cars.
Are you surprised?

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California GOP refuses to comply with attorney general’s order to remove “illegal” ballot drop boxes

California GOP refuses to comply with attorney general’s order to remove “illegal” ballot drop boxes

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pissvortex:

pissvortex:

this fucking sucks man

this isn’t necessarily new, every republican has wanted to gut spending to anything even remotely beneficial to americans for decades now. it’s just interesting how trump has to put a racist spin on all of his defunding efforts now in order for it to get more public support from his supporters. i’m mostly just mad about how effective it’s going to be.

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