13 July 2020 ~ 237 Comentarios

Letter to the commissioners – By Manuel Castro Rodríguez

By Manuel Castro Rodríguez
A man who obeys a bad government, without working to make that government good, is not an honest man.”
José Martí
Dear Commissioners,
First of all, receive my most respectful greeting. The rest of my life I will be grateful to the U. S. because it has saved my life literally speaking. I am 71 years old. I am alone in the United States. I have been in quarantine since March 17 due to I have many illnesses. I am going blind; I can only see with great difficulty at a distance of less than two feet.
As you know, Miami-Dade County is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida. The last days have seen the highest death total increases in the state since the pandemic began. As of July 6, 2020, Florida has the 3rd highest number of confirmed cases in the U. S. after New York and California. I suggest that you view this graphic that shows the rapid rise of the coronavirus in the state. For example, Florida hit its single-day record for cases: 11,458 — Florida surpassed New Yorks previous single-day high of 11,434, which was recorded in mid-April.

Miami-Dade, which is the capital of the Cuban exile, is the fifth county with the most cumulative confirmed cases in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. I will explain to you what I think can be done in the light of my present knowledge, to prevent this from continuing. I will start by making a description of the current situation.
As another week closes, Miami-Dade is not any closer to regaining control over this pandemic. In the past two weeks, COVID-19 case numbers in Miami-Dade have skyrocketed. CNN reported on Julio 10 (emphasis mine),
Miami-Dade is seeing
– a 74% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations
– an 88% increase in the number of intensive care unit beds being used
– a 123% increase in the use of ventilators, data shows
Officials in Florida’s Miami-Dade County reported a staggering 33.5% Covid-19 positivity rate on Thursday, according to data released by Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office.
The positivity rate — that is, the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested — is tracked daily by the county.
Gimenez’s office has said the goal is to not exceed a positivity rate of 10%. The county has exceeded the 18% mark for the past 14 days. The current 14-day average is 24%, the data shows.
Over the past 13 days, hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County have gone up by 76%, the number of ICU beds being used has increased by 86% and the use of ventilators has soared by 124%, according to the latest data from the county government.
How we have come to this very serious situation
Florida has reported 254,511 COVID-19 confirmed cases since Feb. 29. Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” two to three weeks after residents started staying home and local governments started closing businesses on April 2.

On April 29, the governor 
Ron DeSantis outlined Florida’s recovery plan, which began May 4 with a measured approach. Visits to senior-living facilities are still prohibited. Retail stores and restaurants reopened at 25 percent of indoor capacity throughout the state except in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.


On May 1, the governor DeSantis announced a limited reopening of recreational trails in state parks, including some beach access, with limitations.


On May 11, personal-care services such as salons and barbershops were allowed to reopen in most of the state with capacity limits. Sporting venues may operate without spectators.


On May 18, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were allowed to reopen personal-care businesses, retail stores and restaurants at 25 percent of indoor capacity. Gyms could reopen statewide at 50 percent capacity.


On June 5, most of the state moved into the second phase of reopening. Bars, theme parks, bowling alleys and other recreational venues with approved social distancing measures in place were allowed to open in 64 of Florida’s 67 counties. Florida’s three counties hit hardest by the virus — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — have yet to meet the state’s bar for reopening.


On June 26, due to a spike in new coronavirus cases, the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced it would close bars statewide.
Now, after that Floridians finished more than two months of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ safe, smart, and step-by-step” plan, Florida continues to break records with the number and rate of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19. On July 3, Florida hit its single-day record for cases: 11,458 — Florida surpassed New Yorks previous single-day high of 11,434, which was recorded in mid-April.
On Thursday, officials reported 120 deaths in one day, the highest number since the previous record of 113 in early May. On Friday, Florida adds 11,433 cases, making it the second highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began in March. Florida reported an additional 10,360 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 254,511.
Analysis of the data coming out of Florida suggests that have a daily seasonality trend to them. The numbers reported on Monday are always the lowest for the week. The numbers then ramp up each day until they peak on Saturday. They dip a little on Sunday and then fall again to the new weekly low on Monday. If this trend continues, it would help to evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions.


A record 435 newly hospitalized patients were reported Friday to have tested positive for the COVID-19, including some who sought care for other reasons and are not necessarily symptomatic. There were 6,806 patients being treated for COVID-19 in Florida hospitals.


Miami Herald published,
COVID spread soaring and hospitals’ ICU beds nearly at capacity. Exponential virus growth strains Miami-Dade’s largest hospitals”


Hospital networks are scrambling to hire more health care workers to expand their COVID units. Last week, hospitals in several cities announced they would again halt or reduce nonemergency procedures to free up space. On Julio 5, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNN that hospital capacity in his city is dropping. Mayor Gelber said,
Were going to try to avoid a full shelter in place, but we cant take that out of the out of the equation because, frankly, if our hospital system is so overwhelmed, well, then we will have to consider that, obviously.”
In Miami-Dade, a few of the smaller hospitals have run out of ICU beds completely, though countywide there were still about 14% available as of Friday, the state health agency reported.
According to CBS,
ICU beds near capacity in Miami-Dade County, where one-third of coronavirus tests came back positive”
COVID-19 related deaths
Florida reported 4,197 virus-related deaths. Miami-Dade, which has population 2.7 million, reported 1,132 deaths.
The United States accounts for a quarter of the world’s COVID-19 confirmed cases, and the death toll is almost 135 thousand. This pandemic is causing us a loss of life equivalent to a September 11 every three days.
As you may be aware, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington — which is a research institute that has been utilized by the White House for coronavirus projections — said it expanded the forecast horizon of its widely cited model on Tuesday, projecting more than 208,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths by November 1, compared with its current projection of 175,168 deaths by October 1.
The mortality rate is the number of deaths from COVID-19 relative to the overall population. As of Tuesday, the United States had the ninth-worst mortality rate in the world, with 39.82 deaths per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.


The case-fatality rate is the number of deaths from COVID-19 relative to the total number of confirmed cases, shown as a percentage. The U.S. also measures poorly in terms of its case-fatality rate. On Tuesday, it was in the middle of the pack relative to other countries, with a rate of 4.4%, according to Johns Hopkins.
In other words, the U.S. finds itself on a shortlist of countries that have the most coronavirus deaths proportional to both its total population and to its confirmed cases.


In absolute terms, the United States also has the greatest number of overall deaths from COVID-19, with nearly twice as many as Brazil, which ranks second, according to Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, in the July 6 press conference said,
I want to make is we have seen a pretty flat mortality curve or the number of deaths has not been increasing. And I expect, unfortunately, that in the days and weeks ahead, we are going to see increases in the number of people dying from this virus because death always lags hospitalizations by a couple of weeks. I’m hoping that we will not ever get to a point where we have the level of deaths that we saw in the worst days in New York. Partly because we’ve gotten better at treating the disease. But I am worried that we’re going to see an increase.”

Why the rates do not reflect the true state of the epidemic. Statistics do not tell you the whole story because,

1- You have got to keep in mind that the mortality rate is always going to lag significantly behind the infection rate, and the hospitalization rate will always lag significantly behind the infection rate.
2- COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Coronavirus can harm not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.
Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported. People are spending months recovering from a fairly mild dose and some people have issues resulting from strokes, scarred lungs, etc., that will last for decades or even their lifetime.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the United States, warned Tuesday,
It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death … There’s so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don’t get yourself into a false complacency … The death rate is lower, I admit that. Because people in general, who are young or healthier. But that doesn’t mean that you could not get seriously ill.
It is true — and it is good — that the percentage of all COVID-19 patients who die has been falling. And experts hope that will hold, as the pool of infected people is skewing younger.
It is true also — and it is very bad — that a month ago, Florida had reported only one death among people younger than 25. Over the next two weeks, four more young people died. Now it is 12, including two deaths in kids younger than 12.
There is a similar story in young adults. As of June 1, there had been 52 deaths among people aged 25-44 in the first five months of this pandemic. That number has more than doubled — 106 deaths now among that age group — in slightly more than a month.
It is very clear that community’s efforts not are working. I do not know Mayor Carlos GiménezI no need to know him personally, but I know his workFor example, this headline published on March 3: “Ultra Music Festival will go on, despite coronavirus concerns, says Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.”
Fortunately, the next day was published (emphasis mine),
Ultra Music Festival, the massive Miami electronic music event scheduled for later this month, has been called off over coronavirus fears, according to city officials.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo told reporters for the Miami Herald that the risks were too great for the festival, which draws 165,000 fans from around the world over three days to Miami’s Bayfront Park.”
Public health is one of the greatest things in which a government should invest. Early prevention can prevent dire and expensive health care problems later in life. As counties are complex organizations, the duties of commissioners are varied. Miami-Dade County’ areas of public health responsibility include,
1- Assuring an adequate local public health infrastructure.
2- Promoting healthy communities and healthy behaviors.
3- Preventing the spread of communicable disease.
4- Preparing for and responding to emergencie.
5- Protecting against environmental health hazards.
6- Assuring health services.
Evidence shows that the Giménez administration has not complied with at least three of those goals.
Seven months ago, in an annual papal message reflecting on the needs of ill people, Pope Francis urged health care institutions and government leaders “not to neglect social justice out of preoccupation for financial concerns.”
Health experts are increasingly convinced that the only way to stop America’s rapidly worsening coronavirus situation is to reimpose stay-at-home orders, effectively abandoning the country’s two-month-long effort to resurrect public life. “Stay-at-home is a blunt instrument,” Farshad Fani Marvasti, director of public health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix, told The Washington Post. “But when you’re leading the world in new cases and things don’t seem to be getting better, you may have to use that blunt instrument.”


Or as Harvard surgeon Thomas Tsai vividly put it: “We see the hurricane coming. In some places, it’s already here. The question is whether you’re going to evacuate your citizens from the path.”
I am going blind, but even the visually impaired we understand that Miami-Dade is in free fall. It is very clear that Miami-Dade is on course for disaster.
Excuse me, let me state this clearly from the beginning: many COVID-19 deaths and cases would have been prevented, as I will demonstrate to you in another emailMiami-Dade is on course for disaster because COVID-19 is devastating our communities due-to Mayor Carlos Giménez’ leadership has failed. That is why I am writing to you, so you can join us and we can save to the capital of the Cuban exile.
I thank you in advance for your time and kind attention to this matter, and respectfully await your response.
Sincerely,
7333 Carlyle Ave, Apt. 1A, Miami Beach, Florida 33141

237 Responses to “Letter to the commissioners – By Manuel Castro Rodríguez”

  1. Víctor López 13 July 2020 at 5:53 pm Permalink

    Todos nos estamos muriendo, Manuel. Comenzamos a morirnos desde que nacemos, todos los días se nos resta un día de vida. La mayoría ni pensamos en ello, al menos no en cuanto a nosotros mismos, nos ocupamos de hacer lo qué sí podemos hacer, construir bienestar y felicidad para los que nos acompañan en esta maravillosa experiencia que es la vida. Qué tiene de penoso tener 71 años, para usarlos de muletilla. Tambien tengo 71 años y me encantan, más aun con la circunstancia de la pandemia que me permite otra vez poner a prueba mis habilidades, espíritu y decisiones. Flaco favor les hace a los Commissioners y a usted mismo con su quejumbroso espectáculo. Muy atte.

    • bacu 14 July 2020 at 9:48 am Permalink

      Victor, gracias por el buen escrito-recibimiento a Manuel Castro. Ya fui al mercado a comprar la soga, tengo temor que se acaben las reservas. Triste cuando leo de donde sacaron los datos de la epidemia, ya con esas fuentes “I am going blind”. Vivir 71 años no es un récord pero esta bien y todo lo que venga despues de esa edad bienvenido sea. No sabia que ahora este blog se dedicaba a dar estadísticas de medios confusos. Bueno a eso llegamos. Quiero felicitar a Manuel Castro por su ingles del articulo, eso es un logro. Por cierto les cuento que ahora para hacerse la prueba del coronavirus solo tienen que ponerse en la fila, despues que le chequeen sus datos personales se pueden ir a la casa y a los pocos días los llaman y le dicen que dieron positivos. Esto lo tengo de tres amigos, que me lo contaron. Al primero no le crei que ya estaban en esa sofisticación de la prueba, pero al hablar con el segundo y el tercero me convenci que era real. Saludos.

      • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 10:25 am Permalink

        Por cierto, yo no me he hecho la prueba. La vez que estuve más cerca de hacérmela fue cuando vi la guaguita de donar sangre y fui a hacer por enésima vez la pregunta de si me dejaban. Como era de esperar, me volvieron a decir que no porque viví en Europa en tiempos de las vacas locas (el que mantiene ese criterio, 15 años después, debe de ser Fauci)

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 6:40 am Permalink

      Trump administration risking lives by politicizing science
      Four former heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is needlessly risking lives by undermining science and public health officials.
      In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, former CDC Directors Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher, as well as former acting CDC Director Richard Besser, excoriated administration officials for taking “political potshots” at scientists during the coronavirus pandemic.

      https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/former-cdc-directors-trump-coronavirus-144945741.html

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 6:55 am Permalink

      Víctor López, gracias por comentar. Me estoy quedando ciego; solamente puedo ver con mucha dificultad a una distancia menor de dos pies. Estoy obligado a usar una lupa con luz 7X que compré en Lighthouse Miami, situado en la intersección de dos calles que llevan el nombre de dos patriotas cubanos: Antonio Maceo y Pedro Luis Boitel. Gracias a esa lupa es que puedo usar la computadora.

      Me estoy quedando ciego, pero no puedo permanecer callado, mientras observo cómo la ausencia de liderazgo de nuestros gobernantes nos ha llevado a la gravísima situación en que nos encontramos; no puedo permanecer callado, mientras veo cómo la reapertura económica hecha en contra de la voluntad popular, continúa causando víctimas mortales y sufrimientos innesarios.

      • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 7:03 am Permalink

        al parecer comienza a moverse:

        ayer hubo reunión entre Gov. de Florida y dictivos importantes de Miami-Dade en la visita que aquel hace a nuestro condado.

        Gracias Sr. por unir decir lo que piensa sin tapujos.

      • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 7:03 am Permalink

        al parecer comienza a moverse:

        ayer hubo reunión entre Gov. de Florida y directivos importantes de Miami-Dade en la visita que aquel hace a nuestro condado.

        Gracias Sr. por decir lo que piensa sin tapujos.

  2. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 7:08 pm Permalink

    On April 15, 1961, the U.S. sent eight B-26 aircraft piloted by Cubans to bomb air bases on the island. Two days later a force of Cuban exiles trained by the U.S. landed at several sites, including Playa Girón on the Bay of Pigs. But Castro’s troops were stronger than the invaders, and within days the last of the invaders’ strongholds had been captured and more than 1,100 of them were taken prisoner. After several years of negotiations, the U.S. ultimately paid a ransom of $53 million in food and medicine, and the survivors returned to the United States.

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 7:11 pm Permalink

      turning point in America’s status as an unchallenged world power. Subsequent conflicts, whether in Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq, have ended badly or continue today. Kennedy was determined to draw the line against communism after the defeat in Cuba. “We have a problem making our power credible, and Vietnam looks like the place,” he said. Looking back in 2001, Fidel Castro perceived the chain of events as positive, saying that Vietnam might otherwise have happened in Cuba instead of Vietnam. ■
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  3. Julian Perez 13 July 2020 at 7:16 pm Permalink

    Espero que los comisionados no le hagan caso a esta cosa, si es que tienen la paciencia de leerla. ¿Qué quiere él? ¿Que se vuelva a cerrar todo porque hay ¨muchos casos nuevos¨? Tengo un método mejor que el del cierre para que no haya ¨nuevo pico¨: que el CDC deje de suavizar el criterio de caso positivo y que se dejen de hacer tests.

    • razón vs instinto 13 July 2020 at 8:05 pm Permalink

      Coincido. Si se dejara de testear, en 20 días nadie se acordaría del coronavirus.
      En EEUU mueren todos los años 2 millones de personas de los cuales más de 500.000 son como consecuencia del covid colesterol y otros 500.000 por el covid glucosa y no veo una sola iniciativa para eliminar del mercado alimentos con altos niveles de colesterol ni veo una prohibición de gaseosas con azúcar ni veo a nadie contando cuántos nuevos diabéticos surgen por día ni cuántas muertes diarias se producen por la arterioesclerosis.
      La fatalidad por coronavirus de 150.000 personas extras a esos 2 millones de siempre ni siquiera lo notaría la sociedad.
      Cuando ya es imposible el aislamiento de cada uno de los casos positivos y de todos sus contactos, cualquier política sanitaria además de tapabocas y distanciamiento solamente sirve para provocar más daño del ya sufrido por el virus.
      Una vez que se diseminó, los asintomáticos inevitablemente diseminan la infección por más cuarentena se haga. Los que se cuidan individualmente zafaran y los que no se infectaran pero desde el Estado ya no hay nada por hacer.
      Solamente queda esperar que se den las cifras de siempre, entre 150 y 500 muertos por cada millón de habitantes. Si la ciudadanía se cuida, se tendrá 150 como en Alemania y si no les dan pelotas, llegarán a 500 por millón. Y ante una mortalidad de 500 personas por cada millón, de los cuales 250 tienen más de 80 años, morir de coronavirus para personas en edad laboral es más difícil que sacar la lotería.
      Dejen laburar a la gente y paren con la panicomedia.
      Y los abuelos, pues a cuidarse.

      • Julian Perez 13 July 2020 at 8:19 pm Permalink

        Ya el porciento de muertes sobre casos cerrados bajó al 7% y seguirá bajando. Y las muertes sobre el total de casos está en el 4%. De los casos no cerrados el 99% se consideran leves.

        Esta es la fuente que yo miro.

        https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

        Nótese también que en USA ya se ha testeado a más del 10% de la población. De ahí que aparezcan tantos casos (aparte de que el CDC suavizó enormemento el criterio para considerar un caso como positivo)

        • razón vs instinto 13 July 2020 at 8:59 pm Permalink

          Esos datos son poco útiles porque ignoran los asintomáticos y son muy dependientes del testeo que es muy variable de país en país.
          Miro más los datos que dejan los países que ya han pasado el brote y no registran más muertos o son insignificantes los nuevos casos mortales.
          En los países donde más afectó el brote dejó un promedio de 500 muertos por cada millón de habitantes.
          De ahí para abajo hasta números insignificantes como en algunos países de Oriente por ejemplo.

        • razón vs instinto 13 July 2020 at 9:22 pm Permalink

          En España por ejemplo, ya no muere nadie porque el 60% de la población ya pasó por la infección. La enorme mayoría de ellos asintomáticos.
          Incluso, ya hay estudios que dicen que la cuarentena en España no sirvió absolutamente para nada. Simplemente adquirieron inmunidad de rebaño.

        • razón vs instinto 13 July 2020 at 9:29 pm Permalink

          Incluso ese 10% de testeo poco sirve, porque muchísimos de los testeados ya han pasado por la infección y son “falsos negativos”.
          En Nueva York ya mueren muy pocos porque ya se infectaron casi todos.
          El rebaño ya llegó ahí y probablemente con un porcentaje muy alto para detener el brote.
          Se cree y probablemente con razón, que con tapaboca y distanciamiento, con un 20-30% de la población infectada ya es suficiente para detener el brote. Sin tapabocas y sin distanciamiento, el porcentaje necesario llega al 60%.
          Esto explicaría en parte porque países detuvieron el coronavirus con 150 muertos por millón y otros tuvieron que sufrir 500 por millón.

          • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 10:09 am Permalink

            Amigo Ramiro. Recibí respuesta de Madrid sobre la situación con el COVID y, según lo prometido, reproduzco un extracto editado para eliminar todo lo personal del email. Lo que dejo creo que es de dominio público y respeta la privacidad:

            Ante todo, hay un tema urbanístico importante que nadie menciona pero al cual yo le doy un valor en este asunto: no es lo mismo una ciudad al estilo europeo, con grandes concentraciones de personas, con una densidad poblacional superlativa (como es el caso de NY o Madrid, por poner solo un par de ejemplos) que una ciudad como Miami (Houston, Los Angeles, o cualquiera de las ciudades modernas en USA) que cuenta con un “downtown” de mucha densidad temporal en horas pico de actividad laboral, y su resto está integrado por urbanizaciones bien separadas con predominio de casas y no de edificios.
            Así las cosas, las medidas a tomar en uno u otro caso deben ser, a mi primitivo juicio, totalmente diferentes.
            Lo que hemos vivido en España (prácticamente todas sus ciudades son urbanísticamente hablando de estilo europeo antiguo), y en particular en Madrid, fue muy dramático; creo que NY pasó por algo muy parecido.
            Solo voy a tomar dos o tres parámetros significativos: morían casi 1,000 pacientes diarios con énfasis en personas mayores; hubo que abrir hospitales improvisados (la Feria de Madrid por ejemplo) con una cantidad adicional de UCIs de emergencia (Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos – creo que en inglés es ICU) porque dichas unidades colapsaron; la morgue tuvo que ser ampliada improvisadamente mediante la transformación de la sala permanente de deportes de invierno de la ciudad (no recuerdo su nombre) para depositar los cadáveres en congelación hasta que se pudiera disponer de sus respectivos entierros
            El Estado de alarma fue decretado con un confinamiento estricto: no se podía salir salvo para ir al supermercado, la farmacia, el pan o la prensa. La gente cogió incluso terror al transporte público, facilidad que ha sido reabierta con bastante fluidez.
            Después que las curvas de morbilidad y mortalidad cedieron y comenzaron el declive, gradualmente se pasó a un proceso de desescalada por fases. Estos planes, con los esperables rifirrafes políticos, fueron aprobados con bastante unanimidad.
            Actualmente “disfrutamos de la nueva normalidad” (la expresión puede ser objeto de mucho cinismo), que va siendo modificada según se producen rebrotes locales de la pandemia. Los rebrotes están siendo controlados bastante bien hasta el momento pero quién sabe qué puede venir. Preocupan cuatro puntos regionales: Cataluña en general (Barcelona y Lleida), Málaga en Andalucía, Aragón en general y País Vasco (Vitoria y Bilbao), este último bastante controlado ya.
            ¿Hasta cuánto hay que sacrificarse; hasta cuándo hay que limitarse; qué grado de restricciones hay que asumir? Pues la respuesta es muy variopinta y depende mucho de consideraciones que pueden ser hasta urbanísticas y, por supuesto, por condicionamientos políticos y de percepciones diferentes, sobre todo en cómo valorar el balance sanitario/económico de las decisiones.
            Aquí ha cobrado mucho protagonismo una persona que se llama Fernando Simón, que goza con el respaldo de derechas y de izquierdas, y que dirige el Centro de Coordinación para Alertas Sanitarias y Emergencias (fue nombrado en ese cargo hace años por el PP y ha sido ratificado por el PSOE) y, mutatis mutandis, es el que ha llevado la voz cantante en cuanto a sugerir las medidas a adoptar, las cuales, como siempre, son motivo de diferendos políticos pero que, en general, han encontrado consenso a través de esta persona de mucho prestigio (el tipo es un caso – jajaja).

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 14 July 2020 at 7:11 am Permalink

        Why the rates do not reflect the true state of the epidemic. Statistics do not tell you the whole story because,

        1- You have got to keep in mind that the mortality rate is always going to lag significantly behind the infection rate, and the hospitalization rate will always lag significantly behind the infection rate.

        2- COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Coronavirus can harm not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.

        Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported. People are spending months recovering from a fairly mild dose and some people have issues resulting from strokes, scarred lungs, etc., that will last for decades or even their lifetime.

        • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 14 July 2020 at 7:12 am Permalink

          Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious diseases expert in the United States, warned Tuesday,

          “It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death … There’s so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don’t get yourself into a false complacency … The death rate is lower, I admit that. Because people in general, who are young or healthier. But that doesn’t mean that you could not get seriously ill.

          • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 10:32 am Permalink

            Si, lo dice el “experto” que cambia el pronóstico de muertes como yo de camisa, que dijo que las máscaras ni hacían falta y luego que eran imprescindibles, etc, etc. Fauxi me recuerda que al instituto de metereología en Cuba le decían ¨instituto de mentirología¨

            Y Greta Thurnberg es experta en cambio climático. Creo que hasta la ONU la llama para consultarla.

      • bacu 14 July 2020 at 10:26 am Permalink

        No se si han oido esto de alguna persona. A tres conocidos que fueron a hacerse la prueba, le tomaron los datos y despues de unas horas, se fueron sin tomar el test. A los pocos días los llamaron y les comunicaron que dieron positivos al virus. Al primero, aunque es de fiar, no le creí completamente pero al saber lo mismo de los otros dos, no lo dude. Saludos

        • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 7:08 am Permalink

          corrupción hay en todo; pero hay algunas que matan… o tienen vienen a ser resultado de gente que tiene ciertos objetivos

        • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 7:09 am Permalink

          corrupción hay en todo; pero hay algunas que matan… o vienen a ser resultado de gente que tiene ciertos objetivos

      • bacu 14 July 2020 at 10:43 am Permalink

        “En EEUU mueren todos los años 2 millones de personas de los cuales más de 500.000 son como consecuencia del covid colesterol y otros 500.000 por el covid glucosa” Ramiro, muy interesante el dato.
        Los medios no hablan en lo absoluto de las muertes anuales por el flu o lo que dices. Todos los muertos son debido al coronavirus. Si Floyd no hubiera muerto captado en cámara, tambien se hubieran achacado la muerte al coronavirus(en la prueba hecha despues de muerto dio positivo). Saludos.

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 7:01 am Permalink

      Julian Perez. por favor, escriba todo lo que usted considera que es mentira. Yo demuestro lo que digo, mientras que usted no ha demostrado lo que dice. Me hace recordar a los comunistas. Muchas gracias.

  4. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 13 July 2020 at 7:18 pm Permalink

    Sunday morning, I sent this email to Miami-Dade commissioners. Florida Department of Health on Sunday at noon reported 15,300 new COVID-19 cases, shattering U.S. records for single-day cases. It shattered previous highs of 11,694 reported by California last week and 11,571 reported by New York on April 15.

  5. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 13 July 2020 at 7:26 pm Permalink

    The state recorded a record 15,300 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That’s more than all the new cases in Europe combined, Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute told the Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie on Monday. There were 15,284 new cases in Europe Sunday, data shows.

    • manuel 15 July 2020 at 10:31 am Permalink

      revise sus fuentes, hay una parte de la verdad que se ha quedado en el punto ciego

  6. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 13 July 2020 at 7:42 pm Permalink

    Today is the 26th anniversary of the “13 de Marzo” tugboat massacre
    https://profesorcastro.jimdofree.com/masacre-del-remolcador/

    • Víctor López 13 July 2020 at 7:55 pm Permalink

      Mire, ya tenemos un Manuel loco aquí, dos son demasiado. Mi formación humanista me impide recomendarle que desaparezca (o sacarlo a patadas en el culo como hacía mi padre). Pero por favor sea amable, no joda más. Un saludo.

      • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 8:03 pm Permalink

        I rest my “very good gatekeeper” point

      • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 8:04 pm Permalink

        I rest my “CAM’s very good gatekeeper” case

      • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 8:05 pm Permalink

        Hey Mr. Castro, respect CAM’s doorkeeper!

      • bacu 14 July 2020 at 10:01 am Permalink

        Victor, tengo una critica constructiva, que se publique el articulo y rápidamente des una buena contesta esta bien, pero dejar 5 mas seguidas, sin decir nada, eso es too much(o). De todas formas lo remediaste con el final, “Pero por favor sea amable, no joda más”. Sin lugar a dudas me uno al pedido de manuel:
        “Hey Mr. Castro, respect CAM’s doorkeeper!” Saludos.

        • manuel 15 July 2020 at 10:34 am Permalink

          respect, respeto

          doorkeeper, portero

          …quizá CAM entiende que un Joker le hace bien a su corte, alguien que se la pase diciendo disparates sin ton ni son

          así pensaban muchos reyes, y CAM es el soberano acá, lugar en el que hasta ahora no eliminan muchos comentarios

          • manuel 15 July 2020 at 10:36 am Permalink

            no eliminan muchos comentarios.

            en el momento en que lo hagan, me marcho (aunque sean los de su mismísimo Joker 🙂

            no comprendo la censura injustificada

  7. Víctor López 13 July 2020 at 8:29 pm Permalink

    Este sufrido señor Manuel me convenció de la obligación de prevenir a Julián y Bacu para que se preparen. Ya un vecino que me ayuda con el ganado está en cuarentena junto con su familia, traen a sus niñas a andar en bicicleta por los caminos internos y ayer me los encontré y me comentó su situación. Lo traigo porque se nos viene acercando y LO MEJOR ES ESTAR PREPARADO. Les recomiendo adquir hidroxicloroquina y bastante azitromicina, además de tomar desde ya pepas de zinc. La hidroxicloroquina evita una reacción exagerada del sistema inmunológico, pero necesita varios días para controlar a este, por lo que al primer síntoma se debe empezar a tomarla. La azitromicina es un paraguas para proteger los pulmones de la entrada y proliferación de alguna bacteria, por lo que conviene tomar una dosis de mantenimiento durante muchos días (al menos cuatro cajas). El zinc sirve para elevar el umbral de entrada del virus, de cualquier virus. Aunque me es tan incómodo expresarles esto como a ustedes leerlo, mi estupidez me obliga a hacerlo. Me disculpan.

  8. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 9:06 pm Permalink

    Los partidos comunistas conocen el poder del arte y convierten a todas las formas artísticas en herramientas para avanzar en su lavado de cerebro.

    Muchas personas han ridiculizado al Partido Comunista Chino (PCCh) por otorgarles a cantantes y actores rangos de generales militares. Se preguntan cómo civiles que no han tenido un entrenamiento con armas ni con la guerra pueden calificar para ser generales. El PCCh cree que estas personas son tan importantes como los hombres entrenados en lo militar para promover y defender la secta comunista –o quizás hasta más cruciales. Desde ese punto de vista, sus rangos militares concuerdan perfectamente con los principios del partido. Como dijo Mao Zedong, “Debemos también tener un ejército cultural, el cual es absolutamente indispensable para unir a nuestras propias tropas y derrotar al enemigo”

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 9:26 pm Permalink

      por otro lado muy “afamados” escritores y artistas del mundo libre de Occidente consideran a todas las leyes, regulaciones y códigos morales como restricciones y supresiones. Ellos ven problemas en la sociedad moderna y en la debilidad de la naturaleza humana, pero en vez de tratarlos con racionalidad, promueven el individualismo extremo mediante la crítica y la protesta, y se entregan a sus deseos.

      Utilizan formas degeneradas para expresar la supuesta resistencia, mientras refuerzan el lado oscuro de su propia naturaleza y se entregan al odio, la pereza, el deseo, la lujuria, la agresividad y la búsqueda de fama. La falta de autocontrol moral no resolverá ninguna cuestión social, y en cambio, las empeorará.

      Durante el movimiento de contracultura de los años 1960, el poeta estadounidense Allen Ginsberg se convirtió en el representante de la Generación Beat y aún sigue siendo adorado hoy en día por quienes quieren rebelarse contra la sociedad. Su poema “Aullido” describe estilos de vida y estados mentales extremos, incluyendo el alcoholismo, la promiscuidad sexual, las drogas, la sodomía, la automutilación, la prostitución, el ataque violento, el robo, el vagabundeo y la locura.

      A medida que el movimiento contracultura se fue institucionalizando, “Aullido” llegó a ser considerado un clásico de la literatura y fue incluido en numerosas colecciones literarias. Ginsberg admitió haber sido un comunista cuando “era un niño” y que no se arrepentía de ello [28]. Idolatraba a Fidel Castro y a otros dictadores comunistas y promovía la homosexualidad y la pedofilia. Ginsberg es un claro representante de los puntos en común entre comunismo y el individualismo extremo.

      • Víctor López 13 July 2020 at 9:50 pm Permalink

        Por sobretodo fue en los caminos donde inventamos y desarrollamos la contracultura. Me serví de ella con cuchara grande a través del arte, pero siempre fui infiel, a la contracultura y al arte, igual que a mi Buenos Aires que la quise pero nunca creí en ella. Hubo unos precursores a principios de los 60s e incluso algunos a finales de los 50s. Pero la década dorada de los 70s comenzó en el 68 con el mayo francés y acabó a finales de 83 en algún discurso de Reagan. Me asombraba que la gente le creyera, porque si algo habíamos aprendido de todo aquello era a no creer en nada ni en nadie. Un saludo.

  9. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 9:10 pm Permalink

    no tenía idea de que los dichos alemanes fueran tan largos 🙂

    Como dice un dicho que, según se cree, se habría originado en un teatro de ópera alemán:

    “Bach nos dio la palabra de Dios. Mozart nos dio la risa de Dios. Beethoven nos dio el fuego de Dios. Dios nos dio la música para que podamos rezar sin palabras”. Durante toda su vida, Johann Sebastian Bach consideró a la alabanza, la adoración y la devoción a Dios como el principio más alto en la creación de su música. En todas sus partituras importantes, se pueden ver las letras SDG –una abreviatura para “Soli Deo gloria”, que significa “Gloria solo a Dios”.

    • Víctor López 13 July 2020 at 9:26 pm Permalink

      La frase creo que es de Wagner, “Dios no nos dio las voces de los italianos, pero a cambio nos dio el piano”.

      • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 9:45 am Permalink

        Las frases alemanas, además de ser largas, se caracterizan por poner los verbos al final. Se cuenta que Thomas Mann le envió el primer tomo de una novela que estaba escribiendo a un amigo y éste le comentó: ¨Muy interesante. Me imagino que los verbos están en el segundo tomo¨

        • Víctor López 14 July 2020 at 9:50 am Permalink

          Jajaja muy buena. El sarcasmo literario es exquisito.

        • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 9:53 am Permalink

          Esa frase de Wagner me recuerda el chiste en el que Dios le decía a San Pedro:

          -Ahora voy a hacer un país llamado México y le voy a dar todos los climas, cálidos o templados, variedad de frutos, una naturaleza exhuberante, una…

          San Pedro lo interrumpe:

          -Dios, ¿no le parece que está llevando demasiado bien a ese país?

          -Mmmm… Creo que tienes razón. Le voy a dar también a los mexicanos.

          • bacu 14 July 2020 at 10:11 am Permalink

            Me llamo la atención el numero de posts que tenia este articulo y decidí leerlo, el estomago no me acompaño, no pude pasar de los primeros párrafos, sin embargo empece a leer los posts y ya desde el inicio comprendí que eran extremadamente buenos. Amigos lo he disfrutado al máximo. Mis felicitaciones a todos, bueno a todos los que normalmente escriben en el foro. Saludos.

  10. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 9:59 pm Permalink

    ☞⍤‿⍤☞ Bueno

    parece que este bicho, covid-19, dará lucha por los proximos 3 meses, así que será tema central en los 3 debates

    otro tema será como recuperar la economía

    en tercer lugar, como cooperar con las instituciones internacionales para hacerle frente a estos demonios y otros mas

    y por último, priorizar medidas en la nacion que permitan no quedar tan mal parados, como el buen Manuel Castro muy bien nos relata

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:01 pm Permalink

      sigo pensando que trump hará añicos al fragil kaballín

  11. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:05 pm Permalink

    los buenos “revolucionarios” razonan así:

    Voy a explicarme.
    No publico a contrarrevolucionarios viscerales. Quizá he publicado a alguno que simula no serlo. O incluso a alguno que no sabe que lo es. Son sutilezas que puedo manejar. Y no es que me parezca mal que los contrarrevolucionarios se expresen. Pero ellos tienen muchos periódicos, canales y recursos para hacerlo. Además de los facebooks y los googles donde se despachan a gusto. Solo que me niego a usar mi pequeño espacio virtual para amplificarlos. Es mi derecho, como es el derecho de cada cual a pensar como lo desee.
    Y nada más.

    5 de julio de 2020, 12:19

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:10 pm Permalink

      pero alguien piensa:

      Pero, ellos sí critican, y mucho,las meteduras de pata de sus dirigentes,empezando por “bisoñé” (trump). A ese, le dan con un látigo cada diez minutos. Y no por eso son menos patriotas ( a su manera,pero lo son )

      Entonces, ¿ Por qué llamar contrarevolucionarios,por ejemplo, al q crítica lo malo de aquí ? ¿ Por qué, otro ejemplo,no es posible enjuiciar en público,el accionar de los dirigentes de este país ? O, por lo menos ¿ Por qué decir tantas mentiras en la televisión ?

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:17 pm Permalink

      y otro:

      En lo personal, he llegado al punto de importarme un comino si soy o no soy revolucionario o si algún bocoyotero o persona honrada pueda creer que en realidad soy contrarrevolucionario. De lo que sí me avergonzaría ante mi hija es de ser un metiroso, de dañar a otros exprofeso y no porque me equivoque, de callar cuando sea necesario o quiera decir por no buscarme problemas (otra cosa sería callar cuando entienda que voy a hacer mas daño que lo que pudiera ayudar), de robar o de vivir de la diatriba y las descalificaciones a otros por puro oprtunismo.
      Por otro lado, discrepo respecto a que nuestra televisión diga “tantas mentiras”. En mi opinión el problema de los medios estatales cubanos no es el uso de la mentira -en eso los campeones están en Miami-, sino la omisión de una parte no menos importante de nuestras realidades. El gran problema de nuestros medios, de nuestro periodismo, es lo que se denomina sesgo comunicacional o sesgo informativo, que se ha convertido en parte, según mi parecer, de los preceptos de la comunicación estratégica política del Partido. Cuando el NTV nos dice que en el combinado cárnico dd Manzanillo se procesan X toneladas de cerdo al día no está mintiendo, están sesgando por énfasis editorial y omisión informativa el hecho de que esa X no alcanza ni a chicharrón por manzsnillero.

      5 de julio de 2020, 18:25

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:22 pm Permalink

      por último el gran Silvio (rodriguez dominguez) confiesa que en realidad él lo que tiene es mucho miedo:

      silvio dijo…
      Habría que ver lo que harían “los de enfrente” si les damos chance. No esperen por mi para eso. Y al que no le guste ahí tiene la puerta.

      5 de julio de 2020, 19:58

  12. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:38 pm Permalink

    En Los hermanos Karamazov, Dostoievski define el infierno como “el sufrimiento de ya no poder amar”. Lo que queda muy bien retratado en la siguiente parábola china: había millares de personas hambrientas alrededor de una montaña de arroz humeante. Todos llevaban en las manos palitos de bambú de un metro de largo. Tenían hambre, tenían cubiertos, pero no lograban llevarse el alimento a la boca. Eso es el infierno.

    Había millares de chinos hambrientas alrededor de una montaña de arroz humeante. Todos llevaban en las manos palitos de bambú de un metro de largo. Tenían hambre, tenían cubiertos, y uno le alcanzaba el alimento a la boca del otro. Eso es el cielo.

    Si cancelas los palitos distantes, por “enemigos”, muy bien que podrías morir de la peor de todas las muertes, de soledad y hastío.

    • Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:39 pm Permalink

      Lo que queda muy bien retratado en la siguiente parábola china:

      había millares de personas hambrientas alrededor de una montaña de arroz humeante. Todos llevaban en las manos palitos de bambú de un metro de largo. Tenían hambre, tenían cubiertos, pero no lograban llevarse el alimento a la boca. Eso es el infierno.

      Había millares de chinos hambrientas alrededor de una montaña de arroz humeante. Todos llevaban en las manos palitos de bambú de un metro de largo. Tenían hambre, tenían cubiertos, y uno le alcanzaba el alimento a la boca del otro. Eso es el cielo.

      Si cancelas los palitos distantes, por “enemigos”, muy bien que podrías morir de la peor de todas las muertes, de soledad y hastío.

  13. Manuel 13 July 2020 at 10:51 pm Permalink

    saliendo del hospital, enojo e impotencia:

    “Amor, disculpa pero me siento tan enojada, y con tanta impotencia”.
    “Y para colmo un camillero y una enfermera fallecieron y ya no pasa nada. Son un par de números más”.
    “Y no sólo yo me siento así. Se ven por los rincones a médicos, enfermeras y muchos más secándose las lágrimas. Ya son cinco meses y esto cada día está peor”

    6 de julio de 2020, 23:43

    • manuel 14 July 2020 at 9:22 am Permalink

      3 dias despues el condado da signos de estar en pleno auge de contagio, según los que “saben”, rompe record de muertes en un dia Forida (120) y rompe record de NY en casos positivos en un solo dia (mas de once mil quinientos)

  14. Víctor López 14 July 2020 at 10:30 am Permalink

    “Victor, tengo una critica constructiva, que se publique el articulo y rápidamente des una buena contesta esta bien, pero dejar 5 mas seguidas, sin decir nada, eso es too much(o). De todas formas lo remediaste con el final, “Pero por favor sea amable, no joda más”. Sin lugar a dudas me uno al pedido de manuel:”

    Jajaja es que escribo casi que solo para mi. Me divierto haciendo una frase formal, segida de otra filosofica o poética, luego una patada en el culo (literaria), y porque no, alguna bola de muerda como broche final.

    Alma y hablada conventillera que recogí del Plata, en la vida real soy parecido o peor, así garantizo mi derecho a ser excluido jajaja. Saludos.

    • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 10:36 am Permalink

      >>Jajaja es que escribo casi que solo para mi

      ¿Y quién no? Solamente los que cobran por escribir, que les preocupa si lo que hicieron vende o no, así que tratan de que la gente se interese lo suficiente como para leerlo y así seguir conrando.

      • Víctor López 14 July 2020 at 10:56 am Permalink

        Pero eso es común solo a LOS QUE TENEMOS VENA LITERARIA jajaja.

        Le pongo un ejemplo inmediato, el profesor Bacu, que solo escribe para enseñar, cree usted acaso que podría alguna vez escribir algo para él mismo? Saludos.

        • Julian Perez 14 July 2020 at 11:06 am Permalink

          Está bien, decir que TODOS escribimos para nosotros mismos fue una exageración. Aquí no lo hacen ni Bacu, ni Danettee, ni Vicente, y puede que algún otro que ahora no recuerde. Pero los demás sí.

          • Víctor López 14 July 2020 at 11:21 am Permalink

            Qué cruel!

          • bacu 14 July 2020 at 11:42 am Permalink

            Uds dos hacen un par que no tienen desperdicio. jajajajaja. Cuando se les unen Ramiro y Manuel forman la mejor cuarteta del Blog. Saludos.

          • Víctor López 14 July 2020 at 12:54 pm Permalink

            No propiamente Bacu, porque Manuel no escribe para él mismo como cree Julián, ni tampoco para nadie. Solo corta y pega jajaja.

          • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 6:42 am Permalink

            Former CDC heads: Trump administration risking lives by politicizing science
            Four former heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is needlessly risking lives by undermining science and public health officials.
            In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, former CDC Directors Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher, as well as former acting CDC Director Richard Besser, excoriated administration officials for taking “political potshots” at scientists during the coronavirus pandemic.

            https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/former-cdc-directors-trump-coronavirus-144945741.html

  15. Manuel 14 July 2020 at 3:28 pm Permalink

    Parece que ya se va moviendo:

    BREAKING NEWS
    The Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the C.D.C. and send key virus information to a Washington database, alarming health officials.
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:22 PM EST
    From now on, the Department of Health and Human Services will collect information on patients, available beds and more data.

  16. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 6:48 am Permalink

    Florida Sets New One-Day State Virus Death Record With 132
    Florida has set a one-day coronavirus death record for the state.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2020-07-14/florida-sets-new-state-virus-death-record-with-132

  17. Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 8:29 am Permalink

    “Manuel Castro Rodríguez
    July 15, 2020
    Víctor López, gracias por comentar. Me estoy quedando ciego; solamente puedo ver con mucha dificultad a una distancia menor de dos pies. Estoy obligado a usar una lupa con luz 7X que compré en Lighthouse Miami, situado en la intersección de dos calles que llevan el nombre de dos patriotas cubanos: Antonio Maceo y Pedro Luis Boitel. Gracias a esa lupa es que puedo usar la computadora.”

    Lo suyo es la redacción de un joven, “Manuel Castro”, uso comillas porque su personaje es una invención. Probablemente es un camarada de living room, y hasta arriesgaría a decir que es una mujer y hasta tan tonta que trata de “autenticar” el personaje con detalles de aumentos, calles y héroes. Traduce también, su cerebro no fue conformado originalmente en “software” español.

    Da pena la vulnerabilidad de el don Carlos Alberto de hoy, la enfermedad a venido a exonerarlo y no quisiera que en el futuro alguien recuerde de él esta desgraciada etapa.

    • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 8:38 am Permalink

      ud no es gran chiste,
      chiste grande Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
      que buscaba liberar al planeta del imperialismo burgués
      matando uno a la vez
      espantado de su experiencia cdo el golpe a Jacobo Arbenz
      salió disparando de su altura
      para terminar entregándose a unos soldaditos bolivianos
      mientras gritaba
      “valgo mas vivo que muerto”

    • Manuel 15 July 2020 at 8:39 am Permalink

      ud no es gran chiste,
      chiste grande Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
      que buscaba liberar al planeta del imperialismo burgués
      matando uno a la vez
      espantado de su experiencia cdo el golpe a Jacobo Arbenz
      salió disparando desde su altura
      para terminar entregándose a unos soldaditos bolivianos
      mientras gritaba
      “valgo mas vivo que muerto”

      • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 8:51 am Permalink

        Si fuera hombre no acreditaría autenticidad al discurso político del ganador. Un saludo.

      • manuel 15 July 2020 at 9:50 am Permalink

        gran chiste es cuba manteniendo un ejército de treinta mil mercenarios en Angola en los 80s, treinta mil mercenario en Venezuela a lo largo de este siglo XXI, ambos con la ayuda de las Rusias imperialistas: y la propaganda fascista de ese archipiélago culpando a EEUU de invasiones y mercenarios pagados

        • manuel 15 July 2020 at 9:56 am Permalink

          y media humanidad EN OCCIDENTE repitiendo el mensaje de los fascistas caribeños

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:00 pm Permalink

      Usted puede comprobar que al final de mi artículo está puesto el enlace a mi website y la dirección donde yo vivo. Puede venir cuando usted quiera para que lo compruebe. Como usted no puede ripostar el mensaje, usted quiere desprestigiar al mensajero; eso que usted hace es típico de los comunistas y los trumpistas, que son las dos caras de una misma moneda. Saludos

      • manuel 15 July 2020 at 1:07 pm Permalink

        lo que hace nuestro portero (victor lopez) es lamentable.

        En mi opinión Trump responde a su base y se ha elevado, o se hundirá, junto con ella. Hasta ahora ha respeta lo fundamental de nuestras instituciones, cosa que no hace comunista alguno. La labor de los comunistas, muchos detras de las protestas oportunistas callejeras de las ultimas 6 semanas, es destruir todas las instituciones para levantar otras de un solo color con lo que puedan destruir todas las libertades. Eso no es lo que ha estado haciendo Trump, se parece mas a lo que haría Biden si se deja preñar, y parir, estos elementos extremos que vienen ganando terreno en este gran pais.

        • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:21 pm Permalink

          Eso es lo que Trump está haciendo, por ejemplo:
          Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC
          https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-hospital-data-cdc/index.html

          • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:05 pm Permalink

            la informacion será enviada al
            U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, esto es el departamento de salud de los EEUU, no es la administracion Trump. Que se analicen datos por ese departamento y se contrasten con los que se estaban recibiendo mediando la CDC me parece un buen ejercicio.
            Es un proceso de control interno saludable.

            ¿Que tiene que ver eso con el Comunismo?

            Que los burócratas de la CDC estén entorpeciendo la dinámica de un proceso y que no quieran aparecer bajo la lupa de nuestro departamento de salud me recuerda los métodos de los Partidos comunistas que no admiten escrutinios de ninguna clase.

        • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:31 pm Permalink

          Le repito: Usted puede comprobar que al final de mi artículo está puesto el enlace a mi website y la dirección donde yo vivo. Puede venir cuando usted quiera para que lo compruebe.

      • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 1:17 pm Permalink

        >>eso que usted hace es típico de los comunistas y los trumpistas

        Curiosa identificación. ¿Por qué no los comunistas y los obamistas, o los bidenistas? Estaría más cerca de la realidad.

        Señor Castro. Ya tengo la absoluta certeza de que usted y yo nunca podremos estar en la misma página.

        • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 1:22 pm Permalink

          Declaro que pertenezco a los deplorables (y a mucha honra) y que en noviembre votaré por el presidente Trump. Según usted, eso me equipara a los comunistas. Tiene derecho a su opinión. Yo a la mía. No son nada coincidentes.

        • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:23 pm Permalink

          Existe una gran diferencia entre nosotros, por que yo demuestro lo que digo. Haga lo mismo

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 1:46 pm Permalink

            Usted pone links. De la misma forma se puede ¨demostrar¨ que el mundo se va a acabar dentro de 12 años por el cambio climático, que la hydroxychloroquina no cura, sino mata, que los que se manifestaban para reabrir sus negocios eran egoístas desconsiderados, pero los saqueadores de BLM tienen una justa indignación que debe ser respetada, que existe racismo sistemático en la policía y se le deben quitar los fondos, etc.

            Para todos esos ¨hechos¨ hay links más que abundantes (yo diría que la mayoría) Pertenece a la misma discursiva y tiene el mismo objetivo: destruir la economía, derrotar al presidente Trump en noviembre y que gane Biden. La dictadura cubana que usted dice odiar tanto tiene esos mismos objetivos. Puede que no se de cuenta de que les está haciendo el juego.

            Yo también he puesto algunos links, por cierto.

            “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” Mark Twain

            “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” Mark Twain

          • bacu 17 July 2020 at 11:45 am Permalink

            Manuel Castro, no cree que a estas alturas pensar que la CNN(creada con el pensamiento castrista) es una agencia creíble, le resta veracidad a todo lo que dice. Se dice anticomunista, lo dudo, los comunistas estan bien metidos en el partido demócrata, al cual Ud apoya. Claro sabemos que Ud no es el unico que tiene esas ideas “retrasadas” de pensar en la libertad de Cuba y creer que Biden debe ser elegido presidente para que los socialistas gobiernen este pais. Por ese motivo no lo voy a tildar de “loco”, pero si ahora entiendo mejor, y creo que le viene bien el comentario del doorkeeper “Mi formación humanista me impide recomendarle que desaparezca (o sacarlo a patadas en el culo como hacía mi padre). Pero por favor sea amable, no joda más.” Espero tenga un buen dia.

      • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 2:49 pm Permalink

        No sea payaso o payasita. Es tan estúpido ofrecer la dirección como hacer creer que usted espera que alguien vaya. Verá, ni me estoy quedando ciego ni me pica el culo, he resuelto con alticimo porcentaje de aciertos las decisiones que me han planteado las circunstancias a lo largo de la vida. Escribo desde uno de los escasos y últimos refugios que pueden quedar ya de hombres libres e individualismo romántico, adquirido y desarrollado por mí en compañía de mi esposa. He dado trabajo a cientos de personas y construido un patrimonio excepcional para mis hijos, nietos y más. Si en algo puedo creer es en el buen juicio de mis decisiones, ojalá tengamos Trump por otros cuatro años, pero si no, le aseguro que tengo bien amarrados y diversificados los activos, para sustraerlos a la mierda con la que ustedes untan todo. Un saludo.

  18. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    How did Florida get so badly hit by Covid-19?
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53357742

  19. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:17 pm Permalink

    Coronavirus hospital data will now be sent to Trump administration instead of CDC
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/14/politics/trump-administration-coronavirus-hospital-data-cdc/index.html

    Esto es típico de los dictadores o de los que aspiran a serlo.

    • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 1:32 pm Permalink

      ¡Ya era hora de que hiciera algo así! Eso más bien es típico de los que se cansaron de que los datos sean tan falseados y quieren un poco más de objetividad. La CDC lleva meses manipulando los datos: se demoró mucho en tomar esta medida. Si fuera dictador despediría a Fauci. Me parece que se quedó corto.

      Quizás así los casos positivos vuelvan a ser los testeados y no los ¨probables¨. O si alguien muere de un infarto, de cáncer o en un accidente de tránsito, no se siga contado como ¨muerte por COVID¨.

    • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:12 pm Permalink

      la informacion será enviada al
      U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, esto es el departamento de salud de los EEUU, no es la administracion Trump. Que se analicen datos por ese departamento y se contrasten con los que se estaban recibiendo mediando la CDC me parece un buen ejercicio.
      Es un proceso de control interno saludable.

      ¿Que tiene que ver eso con el Comunismo?

      Que los burócratas de la CDC estén entorpeciendo la dinámica de un proceso y que no quieran aparecer bajo la lupa de nuestro departamento de salud me recuerda los métodos de los Partidos comunistas que no admiten escrutinios de ninguna clase.

      • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:14 pm Permalink

        no veo por ningún lugar que diga que esto es la administracion trump por acá:
        https://www.hhs.gov/

        • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:20 pm Permalink

          la CDC es parte de la HHS, así que si la HHS es “la administracion trump” como ud señala, la CDC también:

          vea aca https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/hhs-agencies-and-offices/index.html

          las HHS Agencies & Offices

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 2:28 pm Permalink

            Manuel, ya al presidente Trump lo habían tachado de racista, de homófobo, de misógeno, de islamófobo, creo que hasta de antisemita, pese a que su hija se casó con un judío y se hizo judía.

            Todavía no había visto que equipararan a los trumpistas con los comunistas. This is a first.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 2:34 pm Permalink

            Y, dicho sea de paso, me alegra que estemos de nuevo en la misma trinchera 🙂 En lo de la religión está claro que no lo estamos, pero en otras sí.

          • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:37 pm Permalink

            se habían demorado en hacerlo.

            Está en el manual de distraccion, si no puedes convencer confunde, acusar al contrario de todo lo que somos nosotros llevado al extemo por la desesperacion que tienen de que su candidato no va a estar a la altura del formidable trump. Ellos que tienen el apoyo de los extremistas de Bernie, de los izquierdistas extremos de todas las denominaciones hoy tumbando estatuas, y generando protestas para llamar la atencion sobre problemas fabricados y distorcionar la realidad hasta el punto de querer dejar a la ciudadanía sin policia, y sacar todo el provecho posible de esta emergencia de salud propagando mentiras es lo mas cercano al quehacer de los comunistas de todo el mundo.

          • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:40 pm Permalink

            unidos en los mismos obtivos, los que comentamos acá 🙂 regularmente, y por su parte los Demócratas uniéndose a toda la izquierda radical para alcanzar y ejercer luego su poder destructor sobre lo mejor de esta nación

          • manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:41 pm Permalink

            unidos en los mismos objetivos, los que comentamos acá regularmente, y por su parte los Demócratas uniéndose a toda la izquierda radical para alcanzar y ejercer luego su poder destructor sobre lo mejor de esta nación

            como diría un colombiano “ya se aliaron los coño’e madre”

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 3:50 pm Permalink

            Pero es particularmente triste cuando personas que, al parecer, se oponen a la dictadura castrista, hacen causa común con el enemigo. Entiendo que la izquierda haya hecho común con los islámicos: tienen un enemigo común, la civilización occidental. Entiendo que los millenials le canten loas al socialismo: no lo conocen.

            ¿Pero alguien que conoce el castrismo? ¿Cómo es posible que no reconozca quienes son los amigos de sus enemigos? Admito que a alguien no le guste Trump, pues no es muy simpático, pero atacarlo en estos momentos y subirse al tren anti-Trump es colaborar con los que no dudan en pegarle fuego al país por los cuatro costados con tal de salirse con la suya. Raya con la indignidad.

            Hasta en Vicente lo puedo entender, si es verdad que lo único que conoce de aquello son unas breves visitas turísticas.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 3:52 pm Permalink

            Escribí rápido, con cierta pasión, y la redacción me quedó fatal 🙁 Eso siempre me irrita.

          • bacu 17 July 2020 at 11:47 am Permalink

            Julian y Manuel, 100% de acuerdo. Saludos

  20. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 1:29 pm Permalink

    Comprueben lo bien que trabajan los trumpistas
    Positivity Rate in Miami-Dade County Rises to 30% as Ventilator Use Doubles

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-07-15/coronavirus-positivity-rate-in-miami-dade-county-rises-to-30-as-ventilator-use-doubles

  21. Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 2:52 pm Permalink

    Manuel Castro Rodríguez
    15 July 2020 at 1:00 pm
    PERMALINK
    “Usted puede comprobar que al final de mi artículo está puesto el enlace a mi website y la dirección donde yo vivo. Puede venir cuando usted quiera para que lo compruebe. Como usted no puede ripostar el mensaje, usted quiere desprestigiar al mensajero; eso que usted hace es típico de los comunistas y los trumpistas, que son las dos caras de una misma moneda. Saludos”

    No sea payaso o payasita. Es tan estúpido ofrecer la dirección como hacer creer que usted espera que alguien vaya. Verá, ni me estoy quedando ciego ni me pica el culo, he resuelto con alticimo porcentaje de aciertos las decisiones que me han planteado las circunstancias a lo largo de la vida. Escribo desde uno de los escasos y últimos refugios que pueden quedar ya de hombres libres e individualismo romántico, adquirido y desarrollado por mí en compañía de mi esposa. He dado trabajo a cientos de personas y construido un patrimonio excepcional para mis hijos, nietos y más. Si en algo puedo creer es en el buen juicio de mis decisiones, ojalá tengamos Trump por otros cuatro años, pero si no, le aseguro que tengo bien amarrados y diversificados los activos, para sustraerlos a la mierda con la que ustedes untan todo. Un saludo.

  22. manuel 15 July 2020 at 2:58 pm Permalink

    CAM nos envió a Castro para que nos uniéramos.

    es una pequeña muestra de lo que sucede con las personas libres cuando ven amenazadas sus conquistas, y esto les puede suceder el 3 de noviembre. Lo saben.

  23. Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 3:36 pm Permalink

    Aquí el mamarracho es usted, Manuel. Con sus críticas a la segunda enmienda, su circo Floydidiano y toda la mierda cultural que se trajo de Cuba. Saludos.

    • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 3:55 pm Permalink

      Coño, Víctor, no jodas. Este no es momento de pelearnos entre nosotros sino de presentar un frente común al señor Castro (que hace honor a su apellido)

      • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 4:17 pm Permalink

        Pero cómo voy a desaprovechar la oportunidad de garrotear al mequetrefe de Manuel. Se llama “sentido de la oportunidad” jajaja. Además eso de “frente común” mmmmmmmmmmm no compagina con mi derecho fundamental, usted sabe… No me desagrada caminar al costado, pero nunca en la bola. Un saludo.

        • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 4:30 pm Permalink

          Con intentarlo no perdía nada.

          • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 5:02 pm Permalink

            Pasa eso por andar siempre en bola, Julián. Por solidaridad al grupo llega a suponer que el incorrecto, excluyente e inmoral es este servidor. El criterio funciona parecido a como le comentaba a Bacu del oído. Puede ser absoluto o relativo, absoluto cuando funciona independiente de la cultura y relativo el que está adaptado, más relativo aún el “muy bien adaptado”. Sobra decir que el criterio relativo es la regla de la mayoría. Se muestra como funciona en los fallos judiciales y hasta en esos experimentos de aula donde el grupo está previamente de acuerdo. Cordial saludo.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 6:32 pm Permalink

            >>Por solidaridad al grupo llega a suponer que el incorrecto, excluyente e inmoral es este servidor

            No, aqui casi todos hemos sido incorrectos más de una vez, incluyéndome a mi. Lo siento, pero no tiene la exclusividad de la incorrección (quizás solamente en frecuencia) Tampoco tengo solidaridad de grupo porque no hay tema con el que no difiera con algunos aquí (y en un tema en particular, con casi todos). A estas alturas ya es más que obvio.

            Mi punto era que en este hilo en particular era preferible dirigir las andanadas en una dirección para que quedaran claras. Por una vez estábamos de acuerdo en algo (rara avis). Ni Vicente defendería al articulista porque para ello Castro tendría que estar atacando al capitalismo en general, no al presidente Trump en particular.

          • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 7:10 pm Permalink

            Qué le pasa, en su relatividad se imagina que este inopio suscribió al señor Castro? Fue este incorrecto (yo sí puedo decirlo) el que le zapateó la agenda y puso los puntos sobre las íes al comediante ese. El Cubano es gavillero, siempre acuerpándose y este espacio no es ninguna excepción. Un saludo.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 7:26 pm Permalink

            >>se imagina que este inopio suscribió al señor Castro

            En ningun momento imaginé semejante desatino! NADIE suscribió al señor Castro. Obviamente no me hice entender. A lo que me refería era que, a partir de un momento, lo del señor Castro ya era mucho con demasiado y que era mejor dejar otras trifulcas para otro hilo de manera que en éste al señor Castro le resultara más fácil encontrar las respuestas a sus desatinos. Ya este intercambio que tenemos es una distracción así que, en lo que a mi respecta, lo doy por terminado aquí mismo. Si le apetece, lo continuamos en otro hilo, no tengo inconveniente. Pero no aquí.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 7:34 pm Permalink

            El detalle diferencial está en que en este hilo en particular el autor se lanzó al ruedo y estábamos discutiendo con él, caso único (que yo recuerde)

            En otros hilos conversábamos entre nosotros y a veces hasta ignorábamos olímpicamente el tema del artículo.

          • Julian Perez 15 July 2020 at 7:45 pm Permalink

            Lo que voy a decir ahora sí tiene que ver con el tema en cuestión.

            A mi juicio, lo que motivó esta situación excepcional del autor entrando al ruedo fue que se trataba de un artículo de intenciones proselitistas un tanto encubiertas. Al ver que el proselitismo no estaba funcionando aquí, hizo intentos desesperados e inútiles de ganar adeptos en este contexto.

            Le hubiera sido más provechoso tener la sensatez de mantenerse ajeno a la discusión (como hacen los demás autores) porque, en vez de ganar adeptos, lo que consiguió fue revelar un antitrumpismo feroz que no era tan obvio en su ¨carta¨.

          • Víctor López 15 July 2020 at 8:29 pm Permalink

            Totalmente de acuerdo, Julián. La conducta del columnista es totalmente reprochable, su pluma un lamento, y su discurso estereotipado, y traducido con forma femenina y juvenil. Hasta lamenté al vulnerable Carlos Alberto que se prestaba para esas artimañas. Pero si aquí hay un “frente común”, no cuenta conmigo. Saludos.

          • bacu 17 July 2020 at 12:01 pm Permalink

            Amigos, despues de todo me alegro que Manuel C haya entrado a escribir comentarios al blog y haya dado su punto de vista. Ese punto de vista, o muy parecido, ya lo habíamos notado anteriormente en otros artículos aca, asi que de cierta forma nos ha permitido expresar nuestras ideas sin reparos a ser borradas y ademas a unirnos en las mismas ideas que raramente ocurre en el blog. Mis respetos y saludos a ‘todos”, bueno Uds saben quienes son “todos”.

  24. manuel 15 July 2020 at 3:58 pm Permalink

    Castro, como ud. puede ver aca:

    In 2005, officials at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed a Pandemic Influenza Plan to coordinate and improve efforts to prevent, control, and respond to A(H5N1) viruses as well as other novel influenza A viruses of animal (e.g. from birds or pigs) with pandemic potential. Although it is impossible to predict when the next pandemic will occur, United States government have developed three tools to guide national, state and local planning and response.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/national-strategy/index.html

    es la HHS la ha llevado la voz cantante en los planes contra pandemias. No veo por que alarmarse si esa agencia toma un poco el control de la situacion, que como ud sabe, en los estados de todos los colores no ha estado muy bien la cosa

    • manuel 15 July 2020 at 4:30 pm Permalink

      la CDC tambien publica:

      Over the last decade, HHS has made significant investments to assist the healthcare sector in identifying gaps in preparedness, determining specific priorities, and developing plans for building and sustaining healthcare delivery. The following resources are intended to support and encourage a coordinated healthcare systems response to pandemic influenza and other threats.

      https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/planning-preparedness/healthcare-preparedness-response.html

    • manuel 15 July 2020 at 4:48 pm Permalink

      it is a good policy if you keep yourself a little humble, not pretending to know more than you really can possibly know:

      “Sometimes you really don’t know what you don’t know. Dealing with new and
      emerging infections is a very humbling experience. We should not pretend to know what will happen. Will it be severe or mild? Which age groups will be most affected? We just don’t know.”

      Dr. Margaret Chan
      Representative of the Director for Pandemic Influenza, WHO

  25. manuel 15 July 2020 at 4:33 pm Permalink

    lo hemos analizado acá docenas de veces, y hemos visot que cam anda metido en ese mismo saco, J (republico porque me eliminaron el comentario anterior)

    “es particularmente triste cuando personas que, al parecer, se oponen a la dictadura castrista, hacen causa común con el enemigo. Entiendo que la izquierda haya hecho común con los islámicos: tienen un enemigo común, la civilización occidental. Entiendo que los millenials le canten loas al socialismo: no lo conocen.

    ¿Pero alguien que conoce el castrismo? ¿Cómo es posible que no reconozca quienes son los amigos de sus enemigos? Admito que a alguien no le guste Trump, pues no es muy simpático, pero atacarlo en estos momentos y subirse al tren anti-Trump es colaborar con los que no dudan en pegarle fuego al país por los cuatro costados con tal de salirse con la suya. Raya con la indignidad.

    Hasta en Vicente lo puedo entender, si es verdad que lo único que conoce de aquello son unas breves visitas turísticas.”

    • manuel 15 July 2020 at 4:34 pm Permalink

      lo hemos analizado acá docenas de veces, y hemos visto que cam anda metido en ese mismo saco, J (republico porque me eliminaron el comentario anterior)

      “es particularmente triste cuando personas que, al parecer, se oponen a la dictadura castrista, hacen causa común con el enemigo. Entiendo que la izquierda haya hecho común con los islámicos: tienen un enemigo común, la civilización occidental. Entiendo que los millenials le canten loas al socialismo: no lo conocen.

      ¿Pero alguien que conoce el castrismo? ¿Cómo es posible que no reconozca quienes son los amigos de sus enemigos? Admito que a alguien no le guste Trump, pues no es muy simpático, pero atacarlo en estos momentos y subirse al tren anti-Trump es colaborar con los que no dudan en pegarle fuego al país por los cuatro costados con tal de salirse con la suya. Raya con la indignidad.

      Hasta en Vicente lo puedo entender, si es verdad que lo único que conoce de aquello son unas breves visitas turísticas.”

  26. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 15 July 2020 at 6:32 pm Permalink

    I do not know Mayor Carlos Giménez, I no need to know him personally, but I know his work. For example, this headline published on March 3: “Ultra Music Festival will go on, despite coronavirus concerns, says Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.”

    Fortunately, the next day was published (emphasis mine),
    “Ultra Music Festival, the massive Miami electronic music event scheduled for later this month, has been called off over coronavirus fears, according to city officials.
    Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo told reporters for the Miami Herald that the risks were too great for the festival, which draws 165,000 fans from around the world over three days to Miami’s Bayfront Park.”

  27. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 6:58 am Permalink

    Les sugiero que lean

    http://www.elblogdemontaner.com/if-conservatives-love-liberal-democracy-they-should-vote-against-trumps-gop-in-midterm-elections-iii/

    • Manuel 16 July 2020 at 7:28 am Permalink

      ud ni siquiera acepta como funciona nuestra república:

      Manuel Castro Rodríguez
      7 November 2018 at 3:46 pm

      Voters cast 44.7 million votes for Democratic Senate candidates and 32.9 million votes for Republican Senate candidates — in other words 57 percent of Senate votes went for Democrats. But given how states and cities and stuff work, and which of the former happened to be up for election this year, this gap translated into at least a two-seat gain for Republicans.

      Is this democratic?

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 2:30 pm Permalink

        Por favor, ¿de qué usted se graduó?

      • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:43 pm Permalink

        no responda a preguntas con otras preguntas, eso no es de persona educada.

        ¿NO dicen que los votos de Biden y Bernie son de chicos de College?

        ¿Donde está esa educación/formación suya Mr. Castro?

  28. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 7:06 am Permalink

    On June 5, 2020, former Defense Secretary and GOP former senator William Cohen argued to CNN “Newsroom” host Jim Sciutto that President Donald Trump’s sharing of a letter that called protesters “terrorists” meant that “he has no understanding of what the rule of law really means in this country.” Former Defense Secretary called out Trump’s violent rhetoric about anti-racism protesters, warning the White House is “leading us down the trail toward a dictatorship.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/william-cohen-donald-trump-dictatorship_n_5edb4594c5b6da5b9890ea57

    • Manuel 16 July 2020 at 7:12 am Permalink

      leading us down the trail toward a dictatorship

      que miedo señor Castro, lo difícil es que puedan convencer de ello a los 70 millones que votarán por Trump dentro de 16 semanas

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 7:27 am Permalink

        Por favor, lea, para que pueda discutir con conocimiento, porque hasta ahora usted no ha demostrado que sabe algo al respecto.

        http://www.elblogdemontaner.com/if-conservatives-love-liberal-democracy-they-should-vote-against-trumps-gop-in-midterm-elections-iii/

        • Manuel 16 July 2020 at 7:36 am Permalink

          en ese artículo de hace 20 meses ud habla de todo lo malo hecho por Obaman y que trump no deshace, y prometió deshacer, pero ahora nos quiere traer ud de vuelta a Obama 2, a Biden.

          ¿Con que se come eso?

        • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:42 pm Permalink

          no responda a preguntas con otras preguntas, eso no es de persona educada.

          NO dicen que los votos de Biden y Bernie son de chicos de College?

          ¿Donde está esa educación/formación suya Mr. Castro?

        • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:44 pm Permalink

          it is a good policy if you keep yourself a little humble, not pretending to know more than you really can possibly know:

          “Sometimes you really don’t know what you don’t know. Dealing with new and emerging infections is a very humbling experience. We should not pretend to know what will happen. Will it be severe or mild? Which age groups will be most affected? We just don’t know.”

          Dr. Margaret Chan
          Representative of the Director for Pandemic Influenza, WHO

  29. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 7:20 am Permalink

    Professor Jeffrey Sachs is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including debt crises, hyperinflations, the transition from central planning to market economies, the control of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, the escape from extreme poverty, and the battle against human-induced climate change.

    In the early nineties, Jeffrey Sachs was known as a “shock therapist,” for advising the Soviet Union on its controversial transition to a free-market economy. Since then, Sachs has shifted his focus to poverty alleviation and international development, becoming one of the most visible academics in the world.

    He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a commissioner of the UN Broadband Commission for Development, and an SDG Advocate for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. From 2001-18, Sachs served as Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General, for Kofi Annan (2001-7), Ban Ki-moon (2008-16), and Antonio Guterres (2017-18).

    Professor Sachs was the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He was twice named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has received 28 honorary degrees. The New York Times called Sachs “probably the most important economist in the world,” and Time magazine called Sachs “the world’s best-known economist.” A survey by The Economist ranked Sachs as among the three most influential living economists.

    Professor Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia University, the university’s highest academic rank. Sachs was Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016.

    Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers, The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). Other books include To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013), The Age of Sustainable Development (2015), Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017), A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), and most recently, Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions (2020).

    Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade.

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 7:22 am Permalink

      According to Professor Sachs,

      “Trump is the worst political leader I have experienced in all of my professional life, which is forty years of working with governments at a high level. I’ve never seen anything like the narcissism of this man, and here we are, a country so rich in expertise, in resources, in capacities, and yet we’re watching a complete failure of a political response — with a massive loss of life — in real time. It’s quite shocking, because Trump not only does not know how to approach this issue but he blocks those who do.”

      • Manuel 16 July 2020 at 7:40 am Permalink

        a country so rich in expertise, in resources, in capacities, and yet we’re watching a complete failure of a political response — with a massive loss of life — in real time. It’s quite shocking, because Trump not only does not know how to approach this issue but he blocks those who do.

        Ya vemos por donde viene ud.
        Ud. le va escribiendo los discursos a Biden para que se los vaya aprendiendo de memoria, lo que le queda, y pueda hacer algún tipo de papel frente al formidable Trump.
        Ud seguramente cobrará buen dinero por eso.
        Pero si la cuestión es de dinero, hubiera empezado por ahí: ya sabemos que donde se aparece don dinero y doña relaciones carnales, la razón y el intelecto se van al carajo

  30. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 2:32 pm Permalink

    States are facing massive budget deficits and many have so far avoided cuts to schools. That might not last.
    President Donald Trump has threatened to cut funding to schools that don’t fully reopen this fall and while his legal ability to do so has largely been discounted, public schools could still get caught in a budget vice thanks to the coronavirus crisis.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizfarmer/2020/07/14/trump-cant-withhold-education-funding-but-schools-could-face-a-funding-crisis-anyway/#210ed8a36873

    ¿Cuántas vidas costará la presidencia de Trump? Es tan humanitario como Fidel Castro

    • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:37 pm Permalink

      cuantas vidas?

      como pretende hacer ese cáculo?

      ilumínenos

    • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:38 pm Permalink

      cuantas vidas?

      como pretende hacer ese cálculo?

      ilumínenos

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 8:13 am Permalink

        138.360 muertes por COVID-19 debido al pésimo trabajo de Trump.

        https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

        A medida que aumentan las muertes, Trump critica el cierre de escuelas

        • manuel 17 July 2020 at 9:54 am Permalink

          demándelo

          good luck

          lleve pruebas, peritos, estudios comparativos entre el EEUU real y el de su imaginación.

          En los ultimos 28 años, 16 bajo presidencia Demócrata, se desarrollaron planes contra Pandemias, lleve los planes, discuta que se hizo mal y por qué, que falló y por qué,

          ilumínenos

  31. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 16 July 2020 at 2:34 pm Permalink

    A full 63 percent of Americans say Trump should not be pressuring schools to reopen. Only 25 percent say he should continue his push. At the same time, a mere 30 percent of Americans believe the Trump administration is doing everything it can to stop the coronavirus.

    Instead, more than three-quarters (77 percent) insist that America’s priority should be to limit the spread of the virus, even if it means students can’t physically return to schools; just 23 percent think America’s priority should be to fully reopen schools this fall, even if it increases the risk to public health.

    https://news.yahoo.com/new-yahoo-news-you-gov-poll-by-three-to-one-americans-reject-trumps-push-to-reopen-schools-despite-covid-19-risk-121802073.html

    • manuel 16 July 2020 at 2:40 pm Permalink

      no gaste municiones con las escuelas. Profundice en otros temas que el tiempo se acaba. La paliza a Biden se acerca lentamente. Como la que le dimos a la Hillary.

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 8:15 am Permalink

        Le repito, por favor, lea, para que pueda discutir con conocimiento, porque hasta ahora usted no ha demostrado que sabe algo al respecto.

        http://www.elblogdemontaner.com/if-conservatives-love-liberal-democracy-they-should-vote-against-trumps-gop-in-midterm-elections-iii/

      • manuel 17 July 2020 at 10:36 am Permalink

        ud. lea también, no se me quede en el noviembre del 18:

        “Already with Trump, but even with the inertia of the Obama era, bipartisan groups of senators presented, in May 2017, a draft Law on Freedom to Export to Cuba and another to end the absurd ban on travel here for tourism purposes. But in June, the winter came: Before his Miami public, Trump signed an executive order aimed at slowing down the progress made after the 2014 thaw.

        Since then, the current administration has baited on the siege of Cuban imports and the sanction of those who dare to trade and finance Cuba anywhere in the world. To reaffirm it, he approved the application of the frozen Helms-Burton title III, reinserted Cuba in its list of countries sponsoring terrorism, and did the unspeakable to prevent the arrival of fuel on the Island. They no longer brandished the big stick , but who beat up anyone who tries to outwit him in the world.

        Since 1991, Cuba faces it with varied luck. Among its achievements is the significant growth in the extraction of crude oil and gas, which in 2003 allowed it to generate almost 100% of electricity. Another was exports of professional services with high added value –health, fundamentally–, [1] turned into locomotives of the economy thanks to the high demand of progressive Latin American governments, especially Venezuela and Brazil, for their social programs. But the end of the progressive wave in the region brought with it its abrupt decrease.

        However, the long-awaited massive attraction of foreign investment and import substitution with the opening of the Mariel Special Development Zone seem to be waiting for the Greek calendars. [2] Nor is it known when the expected monetary and exchange rate unification will occur, although without making it we are on our way to the chasm. In these difficult conditions, the covid-19 appeared and an unprecedented possible global economic crisis looms.

        The US can only expect to maintain the blockade. Stepped up if they reelect Trump; Moderate if Biden won and decided to return to the Obamist thaw. In this scenario, there is much that Cuba can and must do to distort the Blockade and rediscover the path of growth, beyond betting on diplomacy and solidarity. Among the measures that could be adopted, I propose three to implement shortly:

        Authorize the investment of private national capital and the formation of industrial cooperatives, to produce consumer and productive goods, protected by legislation as favorable as possible. Without aspiring to autarky, because without competition and cooperation on the border with foreign counterparts, there would never be effective national substitutes. Thus, import substitution would spring from market relations, not from the initiatives of enlightened bureaucrats and workers that almost never resolve or endure.
        Eliminate the current monopoly on foreign trade in the hands of GAESA companies and diversify that sphere by granting licenses and facilities to import thousands of civil and TCP companies. These unstoppable trade guerrillas would make control and sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) more difficult for foreign partners, revitalize the impoverished domestic market for consumer goods and stabilize a supply of custom-made production goods for all. economic subjects.
        Revitalize the activity of Cuban ports for the transport of passengers, territorial importation by sea, cabotage trade – ideal on a long and narrow island, full of excellent bays – and platform fishing for the domestic market.
        If the Lock is here to stay, then it should be emptied of content as much as possible. Not to make OFAC’s job easier by insisting on the easily controllable management of a handful of ineffective centralized companies, but to make it difficult for them by diversifying popular participation in foreign trade. There’s no other option.
        .

        [1] Between 2004-2014 they reached first place in GDP and in exports, unseating tourism that had it between 1990-2003 and resumed it in 2015.

        [2] Launched in 2014, at the end of 2018 it had raised only 2,130 MD in foreign investment, with just 17 operational projects.
        https://jovencuba.com/2020/07/17/complicando-bloqueo/

  32. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 8:20 am Permalink

    ‘Reckless, callous, cruel’: teachers’ chief denounces Trump plan to reopen schools

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/17/trump-teachers-reopening-schools-coronavirus-randi-weingarten

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 8:22 am Permalink

      “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

      Universal Declaration of Human Rights

      Article 1.

      • Víctor López 17 July 2020 at 4:19 pm Permalink

        Todos dicen que es usted un incompetente, señor Manuel Castro. Que nunca han visto a un columnista haciendo tan lamentable espectáculo como el que hizo llenando de comentarios su propia columna. Por ética no quiero vertir un juicio todavía sin escuchar primero su descargo. Tiene algo que decir para justificar esa conducta?

    • manuel 17 July 2020 at 9:43 am Permalink

      bravo! el que no quiera ir que no vaya

      este es un pais libre,

      unidos vencerán

      hasta la victoria siempre

  33. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:23 pm Permalink

    One-third of COVID tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The county had a 14-day average of 24. Even 20 percent would be considered very high by most experts and medical professionals.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7uyjgt

    • Manuel 17 July 2020 at 5:55 pm Permalink

      esto no es el noticiero, aca venimos a comentar. Sus comentarios no son coherentes. Siga intentando.

  34. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:24 pm Permalink

    “As Florida and Miami-Dade are shattering records with new cases, our healthcare system is overwhelmed and our residents are rightfully anxious and worried. My husband is a doctor and he hears everyday our local system is being tested like never before. With our hospitals and ICU-beds at max capacity, we cannot afford to remain two steps behind this virus. We clearly do not have a State or County plan in place. We need a clear and comprehensive plan, today, to get ahead of this virus. Lives are on the line,” said County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.

  35. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:25 pm Permalink

    ACLU of FLORIDA urges MIAMI-DADE COUNTY to reject jail expansion proposal

    https://www.aclufl.org/en/press-releases/aclu-florida-urges-miami-dade-county-reject-jail-expansion-proposal

  36. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:26 pm Permalink

    Miami-Dade mayors lament insufficient contact tracing

    https://floridapolitics.com/archives/349073-miami-dade-mayors-lament-insufficient-contact-tracing

  37. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:27 pm Permalink

    Positivity rate in Miami-Dade County rises to 30% as ventilator use doubles

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-07-15/coronavirus-positivity-rate-in-miami-dade-county-rises-to-30-as-ventilator-use-doubles

  38. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 17 July 2020 at 5:28 pm Permalink

    Miami-Dade leaders’ disastrous Covid-19 response and how to fix it

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/opinions/miami-leaders-disastrous-covid-19-response-and-how-to-fix-it-levine-cava/index.html

  39. Víctor López 17 July 2020 at 5:43 pm Permalink

    Estimado señor Manuel Castro. Usted solo pega link como lo haría una chiquilla, links que nadie ve. Acaso no puede expresarse? Cualquier convicción cin base lógica puede expresarse con palabras. Escriba en Inglés si no puede hacerlo en español, sino no me queda otra opción que considerarlo un fraude.

  40. Manuel 17 July 2020 at 5:57 pm Permalink

    se nos metio Univision con CNN en el blog 🙂

  41. Víctor López 17 July 2020 at 6:07 pm Permalink

    Debería ser más humano, Manuel. No ve acaso la corta distancia que presenta entre la línea de los ojos y la base de la nariz? Usaron la foto de un incapaz, el IQ de ese infeliz no alcanza siquiera a 100.

    Se lo cuento por un compromiso ético, pero por favor, no haga chistes de un hombre así.

  42. Víctor López 17 July 2020 at 6:13 pm Permalink

    No hay ningún Castro, Manuel. Es el esquema capcioso de un comité demócrata. Probablemente de camaradas. Saludos.

    • Julian Perez 17 July 2020 at 8:20 pm Permalink

      He descubierto que el camarada Manuel Castro publica artículos en un sitio web llamado ¨Cubaencuentro¨ (bastante clónico de Cubadebate). Basta asomarse unos segundos al sitio en cuestión (el sistema digestivo no permite una exposición más larga) para acabar de entender qué intereses se mueven detrás del personaje.

      Me pregunto si CAM está al tanto de las ¨amistades peligrosas¨ de este señor.

      • Víctor López 17 July 2020 at 8:31 pm Permalink

        Todo el tiempo tengo que interactuar y recibir ofertas de charlatanes o estafadores. No necesito pinchar un link para entender un fraude. La falsedad siempre está evidente. En vivo y en directo su sola presencia me causa risa. La cara del “columnista” es de un estúpido para vender autenticidad. A los vendedores que contrataba (ya casi no contrato), los seleccionaba parecido, con la estupidez suficiente para inspirar confianza. Saludos.

      • Manuel 17 July 2020 at 10:02 pm Permalink

        https://www.cubaencuentro.com/opinion/articulos/como-trump-vuelve-a-mentirle-a-los-cubanos-329431

        • Manuel 18 July 2020 at 4:41 pm Permalink

          Esa vez no comentó ud en su publicación en ese sitio tan a fin con su quehacer político.

          Alguien comentó:

          Saturnino Federico • hace 3 años
          No te desesperes Manolito… deja que los Democratas le den tiempo para desarrollar su plan. Si no lo ha hecho es por culpa de los Democratas. Te comento que Trump ha tenido que escribir tantas ordenes ejecutivas para poder deshacer precisamente el numero de ordenes de Obama

  43. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 9:55 am Permalink

    North Carolina Latinos, hit hardest by COVID-19, blast GOP Senator who suggested it’s their fault

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/north-carolina-latinos-hit-hardest-covid-19-blast-gop-senator-n1234175

  44. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 9:56 am Permalink

    Why Sen. Rubio should not tolerate GOP senator’s racism

    Sen. Rubio,

    In an audio clip posted online, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said during a virtual town hall on Tuesday,

    “Now I will tell you I’m not a scientist and I’m not a statistician, but one of the concerns that we’ve had more recently is that the Hispanic population now constitutes about 44% of the positive cases, and we do have some concerns that in the Hispanic population we’ve seen less consistent adherence to social distancing and wearing a mask.”

    Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, responded to his comments on Twitter by saying (emphasis mine),

    “This racist BS needs to stop … Latinos & African Americans are most at risk, dying at higher rates — and STILL going to work every day b/c they are essential workers … Meanwhile, Republican colleagues in Congress are the ones who refuse to use masks. @ThomTillis — cut the crap.”

    Most of us in the West we reject racial differences — “Race is humanity”, José Martí tells us. However, the segregation and disenfranchisement laws known as ‘Jim Crow’ represented a formal, codified system of racial apartheid that dominated the American South for three quarters of a century beginning in the 1890s. The laws affected almost every aspect of daily life, mandating segregation of schools, parks, libraries, drinking fountains, restrooms, buses, trains, and restaurants. ‘Whites Only’ and ‘Colored’ signs were constant reminders of the enforced racial order.

    Dr. Francisco ‘Pepe’ Hernández — then-president of the Cuban-American National Foundation, the nonprofit Cuban-exile advocacy group founded by Jorge Mas Canosa — remembers arriving in Miami with his mother and two sisters as refugees at the beginning of the 1960s (emphasis mine),

    “We could not find anything. Why? Because there were signs that said, ‘No blacks, no Cubans, no dogs’,” he says. “It is hard to believe now.”

    There is an accumulation of essential truths that are the key to civic peace and national greatness. The mix of cultures, habits, food, gestures, and religions provides a new dimension as the life experiences of different peoples are united.

    As José Martí said: “To calmly see a crime is to commit it.”

  45. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 10:03 am Permalink

    ¡Qué bueno es el comunismo…!

    http://www.elblogdemontaner.com/que-bueno-es-el-comunismo/

    • Julian Perez 18 July 2020 at 10:35 am Permalink

      Curioso artículo escrito en plena presidencia de Obama en que no hay ni una palabra de crítica a la política de Barack Hussein de legitimización del régimen. Más curiosa aún, viniendo de un supuesto crítico del régimen, la campaña encaminada a que Biden, seguro continuador de la línea de Obama y probable títere de Bernie Sanders y sus acólitos, gane en noviembre.

      La dictadura a veces permite que se le critique (debe complacer a los intelectuales para que se sientan ¨honestos¨ e ¨imparciales¨) siempre y cuando no estén amenazadas sus vías de permanencia en el poder. Es más, a veces ¨le conviene que se le critique¨.

      Ha hecho todo lo posible, por ejemplo, para que se mantuviera el embargo, que siempre le resultó conveniente (por su inutilidad en la práctica y su valor como coartada política) Cuando existió el peligro de que Carter se lo quitara, tumbó dos avionetas para reavivar las tensiones. Y el exilio cubano le ha seguido el juego pidiendo la continuidad del embargo.

      La ley Helms Burton sí que no le convenía a la dictadura, pero consiguió que no se aplicara su punto más peligroso. Ahora el presidente Trump lo está poniendo en vigor. Otro motivo para salir de él a como de lugar.

      Buen intento de ¨limpiarse¨, pero bastante burdo.

      • Julian Perez 18 July 2020 at 10:47 am Permalink

        Debía aplicar la tercera moraleja del ¨cuento con tres moralejas¨:

        Se cuenta que en una cruda mañana de invierno un pollito temblaba de frío. Pasó por allí una vaca que excretó encima de él. El pollito al principio se molestó, pero descubrió que el calorcito de los excrementos lo protegía del frío. Por fin, se decidió a salir del mojón. Cuando hizo esto, lo divisó un gavilán que lo atrapó con sus garras. Pero el pollito estaba embarrado, así que el gavilán lo limpió bien con unas hojas antes de comérselo.

        Primera moraleja: No todo el que te embarra te quiere joder.

        Segunda moraleja: No todo el que te limpia te quiere salvar.

        Tercera moraleja: Cuando estés cagado ni te muevas.

  46. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 3:58 pm Permalink

    GOP senators sound alarm as coronavirus surges in home states

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/507924-gop-senators-sound-alarm-as-coronavirus-surges-in-home-states

  47. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 4:00 pm Permalink

    Trump is also dangerous on public health. To hear the president and his allies tell it, he’s waging a heroic battle to save the country from public health experts whose advice has put us at the top of the global list of COVID-19 hot spots. In reality, says The Times’ Editorial Board, the president is kneecapping our federal health agencies just as we need them most, as evidenced by his administration’s undermining of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-07-17/editorial-the-white-houses-dangerous-war-on-public-health?utm_source=sfmc_100035609&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27872+Opinion&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.latimes.com%2fopinion%2fstory%2f2020-07-17%2feditorial-the-white-houses-dangerous-war-on-public-health&utm_id=10218&sfmc_id=1725098

  48. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 4:01 pm Permalink

    Defiant Fauci tells InStyle magazine: ‘With all due modesty, I think I’m pretty effective’

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/5925d89d-51d1-37a1-83ac-d2fff4e7d6c1/defiant-fauci-tells-instyle.html

  49. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 4:07 pm Permalink

    Editorial: The White House is waging a dangerous and inexplicable war on public health

    Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration’s undermining of Fauci may cost American lives.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the coronavirus pandemic beside President Trump. The Trump administration’s efforts to undermine Fauci foster a distrust of medical expertise that may cost American lives.(Associated Press)
    By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
    JULY 17
    What people don’t realize is that President Trump is the real hero of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Or, at least, he would have been were it not for the meddling of public health “experts” who have fed him bad information from the start just to make him look inept and damage his chance of reelection, probably on orders from Democrats and the Deep State. It is they, not the commander in chief, who are responsible for the U.S.’s disgraceful position as the top COVID-19 hot spot with more than 138,000 deaths.

    That, apparently, is one possible narrative that the White House is advancing with its perplexing and dangerous war on public health institutions and leadership just when the nation needs them the most. COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country, including in key presidential battleground states. And instead of responding with appropriate concern and action to control infections, the president and his aides have chosen to attack the credibility of the people and institutions that are trying, with their limited ability, to protect the public.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation’s preeminent infectious disease fighting agency, has been systemically demeaned and hobbled by the Trump administration throughout the pandemic. Things got much worse last week when the president decided he didn’t like the CDC’s guidelines for protecting against COVID-19 transmission in schools and ordered the agency to revise them to reflect his unscientific view that schools should fully reopen in fall. So far, those guidelines haven’t been revised; instead, the Trump administration now plans to put out its own.

    More worrisome, however, is the move to shift the collection of hospital COVID-19 data from the CDC to the Department of Health and Human Services. The move is touted as an effort to streamline data gathering, which is not a bad idea. However, needlessly cutting the CDC off from the data makes the move appear punitive. And it’s extra troubling because of the concern that the data may become less accessible to the public and to pandemic researchers, while becoming more vulnerable to political manipulation.

    Usurping CDC authority might be unwise, but at least it makes some twisted political sense. By contrast, it’s hard to see what the president gains when top aides smear his own coronavirus expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and arguably the most trusted public health leader in the nation.

    Earlier this week, the White House released a statement to some reporters cataloging the times that Fauci “has been wrong on things.” The list includes Fauci’s doubts early on about asymptomatic spread of the virus and whether face masks offered any protection from infection, both positions that reflected how little was known about the novel coronavirus at the time. A few days later, Trump’s trade advisor Peter Navarro referenced the same comments in a USA Today op-ed, declaring, “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.”

    Fauci has corrected himself on those points and has always qualified his public comments by noting how nothing was certain about this new virus.

    It’s good that the healthcare community is pushing back on the rhetorical assaults and rising to the defense of the CDC and Fauci, who is a hero within the infectious disease community. But the attacks must stop. This isn’t just a political game, people are sick and dying. How many more will do so depends on whether health experts are allowed to do their work. There are real-world effects to the sustained demeaning of the individuals and institutions scrambling to analyze the fast-moving science and outbreak data and to translate that into public health policies in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. Local public health officials are being attacked and their sensible, science-based recommendations ignored.

    And that’s a problem for the trajectory of the outbreak today and in the future. If so many people are ignoring face mask guidelines now, how likely are they to accept a new COVID-19 vaccination in six months or so from sources that have been relentlessly delegitimized and contradicted by the president?

    • Manuel 18 July 2020 at 4:31 pm Permalink

      Estos chicos del Granma

      …digo, del Times

  50. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 18 July 2020 at 4:30 pm Permalink

    A report prepared for the White House coronavirus task force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom, recommends that 18 states in the coronavirus “red zone” for cases should roll back reopening measures amid surging cases.

    https://publicintegrity.org/health/coronavirus-and-inequality/exclusive-white-house-document-shows-18-states-in-coronavirus-red-zone-covid-19/

  51. Manuel 18 July 2020 at 4:35 pm Permalink

    Se nos mudaron los corresponsales del PCC pa cá,

    Los muchachos del Times, CNN, Univisión

    Mr. castro se complace en reproducirlos para todos Uds aquí en el blog del amigo CAM

  52. Manuel 18 July 2020 at 5:36 pm Permalink

    Acá comentamos 4 cubanos todos los dias esta semana. Ud es el único que le va a Biden. Quiero que se quede, si puede, pero para que su labor sea mas eficiente deje de ser reproductor de cuanto encuentra en los medios. Acá se viene a pensar con cabeza propia.

    • Julian Perez 19 July 2020 at 8:56 am Permalink

      Amigo Manuel

      Una vieja película de Tony Curtis y Burt Lancaster se llamaba ¨La mentira maldita¨. Un remake podría ser sobre Fauci y el CDC.

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/as_if_2020_wasnt_contentious_enough.html

      Pongo esto porque acabo de recibir un testimonio personal de lo que ya sabíamos. Una amiga de mi hija sacó turno para hacerse el test del COVID y luego no pudo ir, así que no llegó a hacerse el test. No obstante, recibió una notificación de que el test había dado positivo (sic).

      ¨Si ves una cucaracha de día, es que tu casa está cundía¨

      • Manuel 19 July 2020 at 2:15 pm Permalink

        Ya son ud y bacu los que traen al menos 3 personas a las que le ha sucedido esto. Hay mucha vaina rara rodando tras bambalinas y mucha gente sirviendo como tontos útiles a esas vainas.

        La inteligencia tiene que ayudarnos a discernir paja de grano. De lo contrario siempre estaremos bien perdidos.

        • Manuel 19 July 2020 at 5:18 pm Permalink

          nos quedan 100 dias para divulgarlo

  53. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 4:46 pm Permalink

    Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Tuesday faced down a group of GOP Freedom Caucus critics who complained about her public support for Dr. Anthony Fauci and her support for Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie’s primary opponent.
    Cheney defended Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, during a closed-door GOP conference meeting, according to a source familiar with her remarks.

    On May 12, Cheney tweeted, “Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving lives. We need his expertise and his judgment to defeat this virus. All Americans should be thanking him. Every day.”

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 4:58 pm Permalink

      bravo, everyone should ALWAYS express their opinion without fear

      fauci seems to be a good person, but when you need an expertice you are also looking for someone able to nail the solution no matter if they are good or bad persons at all

      minimum this country needs other opinion like when you visit a doctor and you want a second opinion, this is elementary my friend

      is not about fauci, is about a country and a crisis with a lot of irregularities other than fauci or the obsession with Mr. Trump.

  54. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 4:51 pm Permalink

    Donald Trump is on the verge of accomplishing what no American president has ever achieved — a truly multi-racial, multi-class, bipartisan political coalition so encompassing it could realign US politics for years to come.

    Donald Trump has unified America — against him. The president’s assault on decency has created an emerging coalition, across boundaries of race, class and partisan politics.

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:01 pm Permalink

      bravo, everyone should ALWAYS express their opinion without fear

      you are repeating the same error for 50 months in a row but you are so feeled of hate that you can not thing clearly and keep yourself back.

      again:

      fauci seems to be a good person, but when you need an expert you are also looking for someone able to nail the solution no matter if they are good or bad persons at all

      minimum this country needs other opinion like when you visit a doctor and you want a second opinion, this is elementary my friend

      is not about fauci, is about a country and a crisis with a lot of irregularities other than fauci or the obsession with Mr. Trump.

  55. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 4:52 pm Permalink

    Refugees from the pre-Trump GOP along with “Never Trumper” Republicans who rejected him from the start are teaming up with groups such as Republican Voters Against Trump, Republicans for the Rule of Law, the Lincoln Project and 43 Alumni for Biden, which comprises former officials of George W Bush’s (the 43rd president) administration.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:21 pm Permalink

      …And trump won anyway

  56. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 4:57 pm Permalink

    Trump is the worst political leader I have experienced in all of my professional life. I’ve never seen anything like the narcissism of this man, and here we are, a country so rich in expertise, in resources, in capacities, and yet we’re watching a complete failure of a political response — with a massive loss of life — in real time. It’s quite shocking, because Trump not only does not know how to approach this issue but he blocks those who do

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:02 pm Permalink

      you are repeating the same error for 50 months in a row but you are so filled with hate that you can not thing clearly and keep yourself back.

      again:

      fauci seems to be a good person, but when you need an expert you are also looking for someone able to nail the solution no matter if they are good or bad persons at all

      minimum this country needs other opinion like when you visit a doctor and you want a second opinion, this is elementary my friend

      is not about fauci, is about a country and a crisis with a lot of irregularities other than fauci or the obsession with Mr. Trump.

  57. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:00 pm Permalink

    Many COVID-19 deaths and cases would have been prevented, but President Trump has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s preparation for this once-in-a-generation crisis.

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:03 pm Permalink

      you are repeating the same error for 50 months in a row but you are so fed up with your very same unvariable hate that you can not thing clearly and keep yourself back.

      again:

      fauci seems to be a good person, but when you need an expert you are also looking for someone able to nail the solution no matter if they are good or bad persons at all

      minimum this country needs other opinion like when you visit a doctor and you want a second opinion, this is elementary my friend

      is not about fauci, is about a country and a crisis with a lot of irregularities other than fauci or the obsession with Mr. Trump.

  58. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:03 pm Permalink

    Hundreds of people are dying daily and tens of thousands are getting infected with the pathogen that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The United States response to the COVID-19 pandemic — in which more than 140,900 people have died and more than 3,830,900 have become infected according to data from Johns Hopkins University — has been significantly worse than in the rest of the developed world. Under President Trump, the United States has 50 times more COVID-19 confirmed cases than most developed countries.

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:04 pm Permalink

      you are repeating the same error for 50 months in a row but you are so fed up with your very same unvariable hate that you can not thing clearly and keep yourself back.

      again:

      fauci seems to be a good person, but when you need an expert you are also looking for someone able to nail the solution no matter if they are good or bad persons at all

      minimum this country needs other opinion like when you visit a doctor and you want a second opinion, this is elementary my friend

      is not about fauci, is about a country and a crisis with a lot of irregularities other than fauci or the obsession with Mr. Trump.

  59. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:03 pm Permalink

    Probably, the number of fatalities is greater. According to “Estimation of Excess Deaths Associated With the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, March to May 2020”,

    “The gap between reported COVID-19 deaths and excess deaths can be influenced by several factors, including the intensity of testing; guidelines on the recording of deaths that are suspected to be related to COVID-19 but do not have a laboratory confirmation.”

    • manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:04 pm Permalink

      a rare animal that never learn is all that you are

  60. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:06 pm Permalink

    President Trump ignored warnings that the numbers would continue to drop only if social distancing was kept in place, rushing instead to restart the economy and tend to his battered re-election hopes. According to CNN,

    President Donald Trump’s continuing erosion among well-educated voters looms as perhaps the most imposing headwind to Republican hopes of recapturing the House of Representatives in November — or even avoiding further losses in the chamber.

    In 2018, a suburban revolt against Trump powered Democrats to sweeping gains in white-collar House districts from coast to coast. The backlash left the GOP holding only about one-fourth of all House districts that have more college graduates than the national average, down from more than two-fifths before the election, according to a analysis of census data.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:12 pm Permalink

      You are laying. You are certain that he let each State, County, etc. to make their calls.

      To whom are thinking you are talking to?

  61. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:10 pm Permalink

    How many lives will cost Trump’s presidency?

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:13 pm Permalink

      You tell. Mr. castro tells.

      We are waiting for you figure

      • Julian Perez 21 July 2020 at 5:24 pm Permalink

        Amigo Manuel, me has dicho más de una vez que sostengo ciertos diálogos porque es una especie de disfrute infantil.

        ¿Solamente yo? 🙂

      • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:33 pm Permalink

        Case numbers are surging throughout most of the United States, including in many states that were among the first to reopen. Because the number of people hospitalized and the percentage of people testing positive is also rising in many of those places, the case spike cannot be solely explained by increased testing. Still, coronavirus deaths remain well below their peak levels. And as some places reimpose restrictions, others continue to reopen their economies.

        • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:36 pm Permalink

          Deaths tend to rise a few weeks after a rise in infections, as there is typically a delay between when people are infected, when they die and when deaths are reported. Some deaths reported in the last two weeks may have occurred much earlier because of these delays.

          In late February, there were just a few dozen known cases in the United States, most of them linked to travel. But by early summer, the virus had torn through every state, infecting more people than the combined populations of Wyoming, South Dakota and Washington, D.C. The national death toll exceeded the population of Topeka, Kan. And after weeks of progress, reports of new cases reached record levels in late June and early July.

          • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:38 pm Permalink

            The coronavirus has left no state unscathed. But its impact has been wildly uneven.

            In New York and California, the states with the most known cases, more than 780,000 people have had the coronavirus. In some less populous states, including Vermont and Wyoming, there are fewer than 2,500 patients. And in a handful of remote counties, there has been not even one positive test.

            The nation’s most populous places have all suffered tremendously. In Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, deaths number in the thousands. In Los Angeles County, Calif., at least 147,000 people have had the virus. And in New York City, about one of every 370 residents has died.

            But unlike in the early days of the pandemic, it is not so simple to say that big cities have been hit hardest. On a per capita basis, many of the places with the most cases have been small cities and rural communities in the Midwest and South.

            And in some Sun Belt cities that were spared the worst of the pandemic in April, case numbers have surged to fearsome levels in recent weeks. In the county that includes Dallas, case numbers rose from fewer than 11,000 at the start of June to more than 39,000 in mid July. The Miami, Phoenix and Los Angeles areas have at times averaged more than 2,000 cases per day.

  62. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:12 pm Permalink

    The swamp trumpista

    According to NBC,

    “The list of recipients included a series of names that became instant political hot buttons in addition to restaurants, mom-and-pop stores and churches, forgivable loans were given to a private school named for a grandfather of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner; companies with ties to lawmakers, their families and celebrities; Washington lobbying shops; Wall Street investment firms and private jet managers.

    Washington’s influence industry — “the swamp,” in modern political lexicon — wasn’t excluded from a program that some of its members worked hard to shape.

    Wiley Rein and APCO Worldwide each took loans of $5 million to $10 million, while Miller and Chevalier, which lobbies for McDonald’s, Bechtel and CVS Health — among other clients — borrowed in the $2 million to $5 million range. So did the National Trust for Historic Preservation; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s consulting firm, Albright Stonebridge; and the public affairs company DCI Group. The list of recipients includes dozens of lobbying shops, associations, government affairs consultants and think tanks.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:14 pm Permalink

      More of the same: no evolution

      That’s why you gonna lose again 🙂

  63. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    On October 31, 2016, eight days from Election Day, “when we win on November 8 we are going to Washington D.C. and we are going drain the swamp,” Trump said at a rally in Albuquerque, charging that Hillary Clinton represents a corrupt political system. He uses it and its offshoots — ‘corruption’, ‘corrupted’, and ‘corrupt’ — a lot.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:15 pm Permalink

      And?

    • Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:41 pm Permalink

      More than 40 percent of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

      “This disease creates the potential for a perfect storm in a long-term care facility — large groups of vulnerable people living together and a highly transmissible virus that may not cause symptoms in those who care for them,” said Dr. Daniel Rusyniak, the chief medical officer for Indiana’s state social services agency.

      In American jails and prisons, more than 100,000 people have been infected and at least 763 inmates and correctional officers have died. During interviews with dozens of inmates across the country, many said they were frightened and frustrated by what prison officials have acknowledged has been an uneven response to the virus.

      “I am very concerned,” said Adamu Chan, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison in California, which has become one of the nation’s largest coronavirus clusters with more than 2,200 infections and 10 deaths. “There’s no way to social distance. We all eat together. We have a communal bathroom. There’s no way to address a public health issue in an overcrowded facility.”

  64. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:15 pm Permalink

    Unfortunately, my worst fears have been fulfilled. In November 2018, I wrote,

    “Castro’s Cuba — which has been an ally of the enemies of the United States since almost sixty years ago (for example: Russia, Iran, and North Korea) — and Trump’s GOP are the most threats to American democracy.

    It is imperative reaffirm support for democratic values and ideals. Populist leaders like Fidel Castro and Donald Trump have shown no hesitation in sowing hate and division. From populism to authoritarianism there is only a step.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:18 pm Permalink

      And? Keep goint! You are almost there

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:19 pm Permalink

      And? Keep going! You are almost there

  65. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:19 pm Permalink

    Trump does not lie to be believed, he lies to be repeated. For example “Greatest President Ever!”. This is a antique propaganda tactic: repeat the lie until it seems true by sheer dint of repetition.

    Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda for the Nazi German government of the Third Reich, understood the power of repeating falsehoods. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,” he asserted, “people will eventually come to believe it.”

    Fidel Castro understood also the power of repeating untruthful statements. He made many false or misleading statements, including thousands during his dictatorship. That is been a Castro’s tactics of control in Cuba. For example, Castroism insisted that,

    1- The dictator Fulgencio Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans. Although Professor Rafael Rojas has demonstrated that total deaths caused by the clash between dictatorship and revolutionaries was 2,741, there are not a few Cuban-Americans who say that Batista murdered 20,000 Cubans.

    2- Cuba had eliminated racism, there was no torture in Cuba, and that Cuba did not train guerrillas from several countries for the international revolution. There are not a few Americans who repeat those lies.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:26 pm Permalink

      Democrats are Fat lie that repeat itself endlessly
      No matter the fact they lost in 2016 after repeating
      Everyday the gonna not win, annihilate Trump
      In November ‘16

  66. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:20 pm Permalink

    Donald Trump understood also power of to make and to repeat untruthful statements. Trump is a nonstop, habitual and compulsive liar. But he does not just lie about big issues, such as the nuclear threat from North Korea, or the existence of climate change, or the contents of the Mueller report, or the laws on abortion. Trump lies about small issues, too, as the weather on the day of his inauguration, or the size of the crowd at his inauguration, or a phone call from the Boy Scouts. or the amount of television that he watches.

    • Manuel 21 July 2020 at 5:36 pm Permalink

      Fat lie that repeat itself endlessly
      No matter the fact you lost in 2016 after repeating
      Everyday you will not win, you will annihilate Trump
      In November ‘16

      ja

      ha

      🙂

  67. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:23 pm Permalink

    How Trump administration risking lives by politicizing science

    Four former heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is needlessly risking lives by undermining science and public health officials.

    In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, former CDC Directors Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher, as well as former acting CDC Director Richard Besser, excoriated administration officials for taking “political potshots” at scientists during the coronavirus pandemic.

  68. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:44 pm Permalink

    President Trump promoted a false narrative

    Early this year, the world watched in horror while the global pandemic took hold of Italy. Leaders in the United States watched too, but failed to prepare for what was coming. Instead of prepping our health care systems to brace for impact, President Donald Trump’s administration looked away from the looming crisis and promoted a false narrative that Covid-19 was not going to affect our country.

    With the exception of the United States, the developed world has controlled the pandemic.

  69. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 5:56 pm Permalink

    While the United States is on course for disaster, leaders of the 27-nation European Union agreed early Tuesday on a groundbreaking plan to jointly borrow €750 billion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 135,000 people around the bloc and sent economies across the Continent into a tailspin.

    The summit was the first in-person gathering of heads of state and government since lockdown measures were imposed in March, and it took place under extraordinary health precautions. Leaders often wore face masks, met in a far larger room than normal to ensure social distancing, and were forced to reduce the size of their delegations to just six officials from the customary 19.

    The MFF was particularly difficult to put together this time because of Brexit. National capitals and the EU institutions had to plug a hole of some €10 billion a year or more that was left by the departure from the bloc of the U.K., which had been a big budget contributor.

    Michel steered the negotiations, and ultimately bridged an array of fierce disagreements, particularly over the grants portion of the recovery fund, which had brought the talks to the edge of collapse on Sunday night.

    With the coronavirus pandemic still raging globally, and a resurgence of cases in some EU countries, some leaders had feared failure to reach an agreement would cause stock markets to plummet, and potentially worsen the economic crisis. Many experts say the full shock from the pandemic has yet to be felt because of emergency government programs to prevent job losses, which could soon expire. The European Commission forecast earlier this month that the EU economy would shrink by 8.3 percent this year.

    In the end, leaders sustained their talks and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who led efforts to draw up the huge budget-and-recovery plan, will have a financial blueprint starting January 1 tailored to tackle the crisis and address her top policy priorities, namely the European Green Deal to fight climate change, and an array of initiatives aimed at digital transformation.

    France and Germany had proposed a €500 billion debt-for-grants program in May, which the European Commission adopted, and added a €250 billion loan program. While EU countries have borrowed jointly on financial markets at a small scale in the past, including in response to the eurozone debt crisis in 2010, the new plan marks a potentially giant leap in fiscal integration.

  70. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 6:01 pm Permalink

    The approval of the plan marked a triumph for Germany and France, and a personal victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron, who have forged a close working relationship during the crisis.

    Supporters of the plan say it is a hugely symbolic demonstration of solidarity in response to the pandemic and accompanying economic shock — providing a measure of redemption for the EU institutions and for national capitals after an initially haphazard reaction in which panicked governments unilaterally shut borders and banned exports of emergency medical supplies.

    But some countries, notably the self-declared Frugal Four of Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, had strongly opposed the idea of taking on debt to issue recovery grants. For much of the summit, they fought fiercely to reduce the portion of grants in favor of loans.

    By kicking up a fight, the frugals won some big concessions in the core financial blueprint, including a significant increase in the rebates that are used to cap their overall contributions to the EU budget. Leaders also agreed to increase the portion of EU customs duties that countries can keep for their own budgets — a boon for the Netherlands with its giant ports.

  71. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 21 July 2020 at 6:14 pm Permalink

    Seeing re-election odds growing longer, Trump steps back into spotlight on coronavirus. The reality-show President has decided it’s time to restore his role as the pandemic’s executive producer. Facing lagging poll numbers, dwindling public confidence in his ability to manage a response to the coronavirus threat and a shrinking window to turn it all around before Election Day in November, President Donald Trump plans to return to the White House briefing room on Tuesday evening to restart the regular coronavirus briefings. It turns out musing about cleaning-solvent and sunlight injection treatments are not sufficient reasons to banish a contestant from the klieg lights after all.

    Trump last participated in a full televised debrief with his coronavirus task force on April 23. At the time, Trump enjoyed a 49% job approval rating, according to Gallup’s polling. Since then, with 3.8 million Americans now diagnosed with coronavirus and more than 141,000 U.S. deaths, Trump’s overall approval rating has slid to 38%.

    Compared to this point in the presidencies of his six most recent predecessors, Trump trails the four who won re-election, according to models from statisticians at FiveThirtyEight. As much as Americans didn’t love his conduct as coronavirus czar, they seem to have preferred him bungling the response over him being an absentee executive.

    It’s clear to everyone now that the coronavirus crisis and the ensuing economic meltdown show no immediate signs of relenting. As much as the President likes to say it’ll all “go away,” the only things disappearing are jobs — and the belief that Trump can bring them back. The unemployment rate is still expected to be around 12% in the final quarter of the year, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. (The year began with 4% of Americans reporting they were unemployed.)

    The other vanishing commodity in the President’s field of vision? His odds of re-election. For Trump to win a second term, he is going to have to shift the focus from the ravaged economy to its recovery. Presidents can win a second term with tough unemployment numbers if the trends are going in the favor of the incumbent. But we’ve not seen the double-barrel question of wanton joblessness and public health implosion in recent history. The best analog may be the election of 1920, when Democrats refused to nominate the unpopular and ill incumbent President Woodrow Wilson to a third term in the wake of World War I and the 1918 Spanish Flu that, according to U.S. estimates, left 675,000 Americans dead.

    Trump’s return to the nation’s daily healthcare lecturer is one of necessity.

  72. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 22 July 2020 at 6:14 pm Permalink

    Email that I sent to senator Marco Rubio

    Why the U.S. is on course for disaster

    Sen. Rubio,

    As you know, I am going blind; I can only see with great difficulty at a distance of less than two feet. But even the visually impaired we understand that under Trump, the United States is on course for disaster. With the exception of the U.S., the developed world has controlled the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, what happened yesterday?

    While leaders of the 27-nation European Union agreed early Tuesday on a groundbreaking plan to jointly borrow €750 billion ($862 billion) to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 135,000 people around the bloc, Trump said he fears COVID-19 in the U.S. “will get worse before it gets better” — a marked departure from his insistence since the start of the pandemic, when he repeatedly said that the virus will “just disappear.”

    In fact, Trump recognized his incompetent response to COVID-19 pandemic, the same day that the United States recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths from the coronavirus for the first time since May. Trump made the admission in his first briefing on the subject since April, when he suggested that injecting disinfectant could help fight infection.

    Six months after the virus was first diagnosed in the U.S. and the damage is already done —COVID-19 has killed more than 142,000 people and has infected more than 3,902,200— Trump said, “We are in the process of developing a strategy”, while Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and the CDC all continued to warn that the speed and spread of COVID-19 remains a hurdle.

    In fact, Trump acknowledged that Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is right when he says (emphasis mine), “The US is flying blind in our effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

    Many COVID-19 deaths and cases would have been prevented, but “President Trump has repeatedly lied about the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s preparation for this once-in-a-generation crisis.”

    Trump has lost credibility, not only because of more than 20,000 false or misleading claims since taking office. As of April 2, were reported more than 5,400 deaths. On April 16, after a near-total shutdown, President Trump said that some states could start reopening “literally tomorrow.” As of May 31, there were least 103,500 deaths.

    In other words, fatalities increased twenty times in less than two months, because President Trump ignored warnings that the numbers would continue to drop only if social distancing was kept in place, rushing instead to restart the economy and tend to his battered re-election hopes. According to CNN,

    “President Donald Trump’s continuing erosion among well-educated voters looms as perhaps the most imposing headwind to Republican hopes of recapturing the House of Representatives in November — or even avoiding further losses in the chamber.”

    Trump recognized his incompetent response to COVID-19 pandemic, the same day that the United States recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths from the coronavirus. But statistics do not tell you the whole story because,

    1- You have got to keep in mind that the mortality rate is always going to lag significantly behind the infection rate, and the hospitalization rate will always lag significantly behind the infection rate.

    2- COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Coronavirus can harm not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, nervous system, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.

    Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported. People are spending months recovering from a fairly mild dose and some people have issues resulting from strokes, scarred lungs, etc., that will last for decades or even their lifetime. But Trump’s GOP wants to repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare).

    Under Obamacare, insurers that set their premiums too high paid a percentage of their excess profits to the government. And insurers who set their premiums too low are reimbursed a percentage of their losses. That way, insurers enjoy some cushion against catastrophic loss if they set premiums too low.

    As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) knows,

    1) More than 20 million Americans gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare).

    2) Black Americans, children and small-business owners have especially benefited.

    3) Thirty-seven states have expanded Medicaid, deepening their pool of eligible residents to those who live at or below 138% of the federal poverty level.

    4) As a result of the increased access to health care, it is estimated that more than 19,000 lives have been saved.

    However, beginning in 2013, Sen. Marco Rubio began pushing for legislation to end the risk corridor payments. Eventually, Congress enacted a provision in its appropriations bills for 2014, 2015, and 2016 — known as a “rider” — seeking to prevent the federal government from making most of the payments it owes under the risk corridors program.

    Less than a month ago, on June 26, Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare. Sen. Marco Rubio defended accepting contributions from the National Rifle Association, while wants to repeal Obamacare during a pandemic. Sen. Rubio should explain what is his concept of human rights.

    Sincerely,

    Manuel Castro Rodríguez
    7333 Carlyle Ave, Apt. 1A, Miami Beach, Florida 33141

  73. Manuel Castro Rodríguez 23 July 2020 at 1:45 pm Permalink

    These are actions taken by an authoritarian ruler

    Militarized federal agents deployed by the Trump administration have been terrorizing Portland, threatening lives, and relentlessly attacking people exercising their First Amendment right to protest police brutality. Federal and local law enforcement have fired tear gas, rubber bullets, and more indiscriminately into crowds, and have been brutally attacking journalists, legal observers, and medics.

    The latest example of domestic intervention comes as Trump’s reelection campaign remains seemingly imperiled by his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and America’s reckoning on matters of race.

    https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/aclu-sues-feds-portland-police-attacking-medics-protests


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