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Laura Ingraham Wants Your Grandmother to Die

Laura Ingraham Wants Your Grandmother to Die

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Alex Wong/Getty

Friday night Laura Ingraham admitted she thinks maybe it’s time to stop coddling granny. “If you want to stay at home, stay at home. But for the rest of us, we’ll make our own decisions. Since the so-called experts say it will be around forever, it’s time to move on with our lives. The testing issue is just another Democrat red herring. More impossible hoops.”

So she finally said the quiet part loud—that testing and tracing were too complicated and hard to do, ergo they were a Democratic conspiracy—as opposed to the truth, which is that Donald Trump has broken the federal government so badly that it is incapable of mounting any reasonable response to the pandemic. Sorry grandma, you’ve had a good run.

We should have seen this coming. The president ran his campaign as a sort of anti-science, anti-expertise clusterfuck, and now we are confronted

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300,000 people could die of COVID-19 if US restrictions lift too early

300,000 people could die of COVID-19 if US restrictions lift too early

  • Governors across a swath of states are beginning to lift coronavirus social-distancing rules.
  • But documents from the Department of Health and Human Services, obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, show that 300,000-plus people could die of COVID-19 in the absence of such measures.
  • Florida, where some beaches already reopened and drew crowds, would be hardest hit, with over 23,000 deaths.
  • Maine, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and Vermont would also fare poorly in terms of death per capita.
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Officials in at least half a dozen states are moving ahead this week with plans to loosen stay-at-home orders, but health experts warn that the coronavirus could kill hundreds of thousands of people if such restrictions are lifted too early.

Federal officials estimated in early April that more than 300,000 people could die across the US if social distancing measures were ditched immediately at that

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Thanks, Mr President, but I asked my grandparents and they don't want to die for your economy

Thanks, Mr President, but I asked my grandparents and they don’t want to die for your economy

“Are you prepared to die for the economy?” I asked my 76-year-old grandmother as she fried an egg this morning. She turned to me as though I’d just asked her to bash herself over the head with her skillet.

“No,” she snapped at me, before going back to making breakfast for her and my 79-year-old grandfather.

Yet that’s exactly what Republican Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said seniors are willing to do. Appearing yesterday evening on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Patrick said, “No one reached out to me as a senior citizen and said, as a senior citizen, ‘Are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’ And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in.” He later added, “There are lots of grandparents out there like me.”

This came after President

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Were elderly Italians left to die? And is socialized health care to blame?

Were elderly Italians left to die? And is socialized health care to blame?

The claims: Italians over 80 will be ‘left to die,’ and that may be because of socialized health care

Various claims that Italians over the age of 80 would be “left to die” have surfaced within the past week on social media, with some posts saying the blame falls on Italy’s socialized health care system. 

Italy forced to prioritize health care resources

Italy’s COVID-19 fatality rate of 5% is higher than the global average of 3.5%. As the country’s confirmed cases continue to surge, health officials are scrambling to find adequate resources.

Despite a countrywide lockdown, Italy reached a grave milestone this week when the country’s death toll surpassed China’s — as of March 19, 3,405 people have died. 

Italy has an older population, with a median age of 47.3, compared to 38.3 in the United States. Older populations are much more susceptible to complications from COVID-19, and many of

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