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Juárez mayor asks Mexico to ban entry by US citizens as deaths hit 1,100 in border city

 

JUÁREZ, Mexico —  The mayor of Juárez made an urgent plea for help from the Mexican government, asking for medical supplies and to consider banning U.S. citizens from crossing the border.

 

Like in El Paso, new cases of COVID-19 are surging in Chihuahua state with the epicenter in Juárez, which hit 1,100 deaths over the weekend, state public health officials said.

 

Juárez Mayor Armando Cabada is asking the Mexican government to consider temporarily banning U.S. citizens from nonessential travel over the border as COVID-19 flares in the region.

 

Travel by U.S. citizens in "indiscriminate crossings at the border in Ciudad Juárez are contributing in an active manner to the expansion of the virus," Cabada said Friday in a letter to Roberto Velasco Alvarez, director for North America in Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Relations.

 

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Covid-19: Record traffic around Paris as second French lockdown begins

 

Traffic around Paris hit record levels just hours before a new national lockdown came into force across France.

 

Jams stretched to a cumulative 430 miles (700 km) in the Ile-de-France region early on Thursday evening, local media reported.

 

Lockdown measures came into force at midnight on Friday (23:00 GMT) to tackle spiralling Covid infections.

 

People have been ordered to stay at home except for essential work or medical reasons.

 

President Emmanuel Macron said the country risked being "overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first".

 

Daily Covid-19 deaths in France are at the highest level since April, and on Thursday, authorities reported 47,637 new cases and 250 new deaths.

 

French media report that many Parisians have left the city - and their often cramped apartments - to spend lockdown in the countryside.

 

 

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What people don't understand is that, when Trump says we are "rounding the turn," he means the upward turn on an exponential curve.

 

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12 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

I am home.  Woo Hoo.


Can we get a video of you taking off your mask, and walking into your house?  
 

3 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I see no other course of action other than nationwide quarantine/curfew


Not a chance in hell of it happening before Jan 20. 
 

But I do think something along those lines, maybe not as extreme, might be the best move for the nation. 

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4 minutes ago, visionary said:

 

 

Anybody here buying that the CDC did that?  Or "political hack Trump gave authority to lie on CDC letterhead" lifts ban on cruises

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7 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Anybody here buying that the CDC did that?  Or "political hack Trump gave authority to lie on CDC letterhead" lifts ban on cruises

My first reaction was, "Really?  Pretty dumb thing to do...", so I kind of agree with your scenario.

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Even if they lift the ban on cruises, who's stupid enough to take one and risk getting COVID-19?  I'm thinking it's maybe a good way to identify stupid people.  Then just put them all on a bunch of ships and give the Navy target practice.  

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1 hour ago, Larry said:

 

Anybody here buying that the CDC did that?  Or "political hack Trump gave authority to lie on CDC letterhead" lifts ban on cruises

Just read it on the crawl on CNN.  Woah. 

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Sweden hits highest daily COVID-19 spread as chief epidemiologist says herd immunity not 'ethically justifiable'

 

Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 2,820 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began.

 

The October 28 figure eclipsed a record set only the previous day, when more than 2,400 cases were announced, Health Agency statistics show.

 

It was the third record number in a matter of days and came as the country's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell warned against the strategy of attaining herd immunity.

 

"Striving for herd immunity is neither ethical nor otherwise justifiable," Dr Tegnell told German paper Die Zeit.

 

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2 hours ago, China said:

Even if they lift the ban on cruises, who's stupid enough to take one and risk getting COVID-19?  I'm thinking it's maybe a good way to identify stupid people.  Then just put them all on a bunch of ships and give the Navy target practice.  


 

assisted suicide is making a comeback....

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For perspective, when the U.S. entered WW II, we stopped everything because we knew we had to make ships faster than they were being sunk. We needed gun and planes fast.  During the height of our involvement, roughly 9,200 Americans were killed a month, but that was enough to make us drop everything to deal with it.

 

Now we have COVID 19 killing 25,000 a month, and we can't even dedicate enough of our economy to the problem to secure PPE for front line workers. We have another surge, and we need to take it more seriously, but a third of the electorate thinks the problem is about to just go away. They resent fiscal hardship resulting from our current economic conditions around the pandemic.

 

We need a leader, but I dont honestly know if such a leader has ever existed who could lead us out of this corner into which we have wandered.

 

 

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