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'Trump Death Clock' counts preventable US coronavirus deaths
France24 ^ | May 12, 2020

Posted on 05/12/2020 2:46:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New York (AFP) - A newly erected billboard in New York's Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says could have been avoided if President Donald Trump had acted sooner -- and it's called the "Trump Death Clock."

Created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, the "clock" was installed on the roof of a Times Square building, empty due to the pandemic. As of Monday, the counter showed more than 48,000 deaths out of a total of more than 80,000, by far the highest tally in the world.

The "clock" ticks on the assumption that 60 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been prevented had the Trump administration implemented mandatory social distancing and school closures just a week earlier than it did, on March 9 instead of March 16, Jarecki explained in a post on Medium.

The New York-based filmmaker, who has twice won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, explained that 60 percent was a conservative estimate calculated by specialists following remarks made in mid-April by leading US infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci.

"The lives already unnecessarily lost demand we seek more responsible crisis leadership," Jarecki wrote in his Medium post.

"Just as the names of fallen soldiers are etched on memorials to remind us of the cost of war, quantifying the lives lost to the president's delayed coronavirus response would serve a vital public function."

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; china; derangementsyndrome; hysteria; pandemic; virus
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1 posted on 05/12/2020 2:46:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where’s the Cuomo Intentional Death Clock?


2 posted on 05/12/2020 2:49:59 AM PDT by gasport ("Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.”)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The New York-based filmmaker, who has twice won awards at the Sundance Film Festival...

Translation: He is a loyal member of the socialist party in good standing

3 posted on 05/12/2020 2:50:50 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (The Democratic Party is communism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stopped flights, brought you field hospitals and ships, refused PPE that didn’t work and have our own factories making proper equipment...and on and on.

I just don’t understand what alternative universe these people live in.


4 posted on 05/12/2020 2:55:10 AM PDT by EBH (May God Save Our Freedom from our enemies within)
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To: gasport

I want to see a clock for all the MILLIONS of liberals who have been blocking any and all mention of the values of Hydroxychloroquine, for preventing many fatalities from Covid-19.


5 posted on 05/12/2020 2:57:19 AM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Might as well make the casualties a Complex Number since there is a large imaginary amount in their figures.


6 posted on 05/12/2020 3:00:54 AM PDT by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong.)
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There are no “preventable” deaths.


7 posted on 05/12/2020 3:11:13 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot ("We are domed!" - V V Camp Enari 67-68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Most of the deaths are happening in blue states. But that’s probably just coincidence.


8 posted on 05/12/2020 3:13:11 AM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 posted on 05/12/2020 3:14:44 AM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The "clock" ticks on the assumption that 60 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States could have been prevented had the Trump administration implemented mandatory social distancing and school closures just a week earlier than it did, on March 9 instead of March 16,

This assertion is misleading because accelerating the date of mandatory social distancing (especially concerning school closures) would not have prevented deaths but only postponed them.

Social distancing is designed to flatten the curve not to kill the virus. Therefore it only prolongs the lethal timeline.

Against the people who might have died sooner as a result of allegedly tardy inflammation of social distancing, one must count the people who died in poverty and despair and will die because of unnecessary social distancing. One might count the cost bodies in nursing homes as well.

Neither of these numbers is possible to quantify. All of this is simply statistical demagoguery.

The entire idea is typical of leftist presumption nurtured by pseudoscience.


10 posted on 05/12/2020 3:15:32 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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To: EBH

“Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.”

- Schiller


11 posted on 05/12/2020 3:18:07 AM PDT by gasport (There’s a serial killer on the loose in Albany, NY)
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To: gasport

No kidding. Cuomo is responsible for 4900 deaths of seniors in nursing homes. We do need a Cuomo death clock!


12 posted on 05/12/2020 3:18:31 AM PDT by WWG1WWA ( Remove the SCRIPT you downloaded on me, right here on FR, early in the morning.)
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To: WWG1WWA

The US Democrat Holodomor of 2020.

The Cuomo, Pelosi, et al nursing home more money for dead elderly death clock.


13 posted on 05/12/2020 3:22:33 AM PDT by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her. Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: WWG1WWA

Add the deaths and infections of subway riders. Cuomo didn’t decide it needed daily cleaning until May.


14 posted on 05/12/2020 3:22:56 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well the original projections said about 2.2 million could die, so he saved at least 2 million lives. Tell liberals that and watch heads explode.


15 posted on 05/12/2020 3:37:29 AM PDT by FLvoter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where’s the abortion death clock?


16 posted on 05/12/2020 3:39:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (This tagline is an advertisement-free zone. Is yours?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hereby rename this the Open Border Death Clock.


17 posted on 05/12/2020 3:41:54 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: combat_boots; Betty Jane

It is sickening that China and Democrat governors would go to these lengths just to try to take down our President.
Evil. There is no other word for it.


18 posted on 05/12/2020 3:50:48 AM PDT by WWG1WWA ( Remove the SCRIPT you downloaded on me, right here on FR, early in the morning.)
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To: EBH

“I just don’t understand what alternative universe these people live in.”

I think people make a serious mistake in according these people honest emotions and sentiments, that they actually, deep down, believe what they spout off.

They know they are lying, but they count it merely as strategy to defeat Trump, to win by defeating America.


19 posted on 05/12/2020 3:57:20 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did the Trump administration implement “mandatory social distancing and school closures” at all? I thought that was all from state and local governments, that the federal government had no such authority.


20 posted on 05/12/2020 4:00:54 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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