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LiberalArkie

(15,862 posts)
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:28 PM Nov 2020

'Equivalent to manslaughter': This governor ignored pandemic mitigation efforts. Her state has the h

'Equivalent to manslaughter': This governor ignored pandemic mitigation efforts. Her state has the highest COVID death rate in the world



Since the beginning of the pandemic, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has often followed the lead of President Donald Trump by disregarding science and the public health warnings regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

In Noem's state, there is no mask mandate and very few mitigation guidelines are in place. Now, South Dakota has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, according to Native Sun News. Dr. William Haseltine, president of ACCESS Health International and author of the book "My Lifelong Fight Against Disease," recently weighed in on the alarming coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota as he lambasted politicians for politicizing public health.

According to Haseltine, the South Dakota COVID outbreak is "as bad as it gets anywhere in the world." He blamed the Republican governor for "ignoring public health measures that would have been successfully used to curb the spread of the virus elsewhere in the world." Describing her lacking leadership as the "equivalent to manslaughter," he expressed concern about the continued refusal to enforce mitigation guidelines despite the state's infection and death rates.

The Hill reports that South Dakota now has a 12.1 percent positivity rate for coronavirus. On Nov. 12, the state hit a record high of 1,821 cases reported in a single day. Both statistics are glaring red flags that signal an accelerated spread in the state. With a state population of less than 900,000, statewide, the numbers are alarmingly high.

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'Equivalent to manslaughter': This governor ignored pandemic mitigation efforts. Her state has the h (Original Post) LiberalArkie Nov 2020 OP
And because she has an R beside her name leftieNanner Nov 2020 #1
The true picture of Ignorance . Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #2
OK I am being superficial here but Skittles Nov 2020 #3
I've seen "bed hair" that looked better. nt Atticus Nov 2020 #5
She looks like a Medusa Hav Nov 2020 #9
Looks like a wig to me. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #15
I thought the same thing when I saw the picture. patphil Nov 2020 #22
It's from thw wind flying out of her ears eleny Nov 2020 #29
Stuck her head in a blender Warpy Nov 2020 #30
Jeez---is that the best example of a "deer in the headlights" look you've ever seen? Atticus Nov 2020 #4
I don't get where they get the highest rate in the world spinbaby Nov 2020 #6
SD is actually #3, with ND #1 (Czechia is #2) TheRickles Nov 2020 #13
Not According To This ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #17
Going by worldometers, SD is 10th OnlinePoker Nov 2020 #26
I See What I Did ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #31
She of gun and Bible fame. Adsos Letter Nov 2020 #7
Corona Kristi and COVID Kim, the Typhoid Marys of the plains. Hassler Nov 2020 #8
Kristi Moan thinks this will guarantee her the 2024 nomination sandensea Nov 2020 #10
We just hit over 1,000 hospitalizations (1028) for the first tie in Arkansas. Wait till next Friday LiberalArkie Nov 2020 #11
bring her up on crimes against humanity charges, been saying this for months, & no, I am not joking Celerity Nov 2020 #12
It was a 46% positivity rate BainsBane Nov 2020 #14
Krazy Kristy Kills nt Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2020 #16
I remember reading this on DU...I was surprised. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #18
2024 Repuke ticket : Junior McCoke-Spoon, and Kristi Noem. Tell everyone you heard bullwinkle428 Nov 2020 #19
The first sentence says it all. bluescribbler Nov 2020 #20
What is that on her head?? Do you ever find any spiders in there?? Evolve Dammit Nov 2020 #21
You asked for it, South Dakota. Now you've got it. paleotn Nov 2020 #23
Sadly she will face no consequences because she's a pretty repuke woman and a mf45 toady kimbutgar Nov 2020 #24
She's awful MustLoveBeagles Nov 2020 #25
......So Glad That...... titanicdave Nov 2020 #27
Crazy is as crazy does. warmfeet Nov 2020 #28
That crazy Bachmann look. roamer65 Nov 2020 #32
Those numbers are insane! BobTheSubgenius Nov 2020 #33
I'm going to try to be polite here... Enterstageleft Nov 2020 #34
I'm not seeing those stats hardluck Nov 2020 #35

Hav

(5,969 posts)
9. She looks like a Medusa
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:17 PM
Nov 2020

I don't even know whether something like this is possible with real hair.

BigmanPigman

(52,038 posts)
15. Looks like a wig to me.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:46 PM
Nov 2020

It doesn't seem to attach to the top of her head, just sits on top of her real hair.

Warpy

(112,133 posts)
30. Stuck her head in a blender
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:01 PM
Nov 2020

unfortunately, the hair yanked her brains around into a puree.

I don't know what;s wrong with that women, whether it's simple ignorance, religious and political dogma blocking out reality, or malice. S. Dakota deserves better. I hope this twit has taught them exactly what Republicans are and they get a little smarter next time after they've buried and counted the dead.

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
4. Jeez---is that the best example of a "deer in the headlights" look you've ever seen?
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:36 PM
Nov 2020

Those eyes say "The lights are on, but no one's home!"

spinbaby

(15,145 posts)
6. I don't get where they get the highest rate in the world
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 05:58 PM
Nov 2020

A quick check of the Covid overlay in Google maps shows neighboring Nebraska and North Dakota as having higher per capita rates. They’re all pretty appalling, but South Dakota doesn’t necessarily get the prize for most appalling.

ProfessorGAC

(66,695 posts)
17. Not According To This
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:48 PM
Nov 2020

North & South Dakota are #1 & 2 respectively. (The last column is deaths per million population)

1 North Dakota 75,478 +1,077 887 +4 65,976 8,615 99,044 1,164
2 South Dakota 76,142 +1,283 849 +28 59,981 15,312 86,069. 960

Iowa is 3rd at 720, WI 4th at 540. Nebraska is next at under 500.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/?fbclid=IwAR1vxfcHfMBnmTFm6hBICQcdbV5aRnMimeP3hVYHdlxJtFWdKF80VV8iHgE

OnlinePoker

(5,752 posts)
26. Going by worldometers, SD is 10th
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:55 PM
Nov 2020

They have 960 deaths per million. New Jersey is top with 1,915 deaths per million.

ProfessorGAC

(66,695 posts)
31. I See What I Did
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 08:45 PM
Nov 2020

I sorted the cases per million descending, when I thought I hit deaths.
You can see the cut & paste in my first post showing the #1 & 2 rating on the far left.
They are 1 & 2 in cases per capita, not deaths. I was sure I clicked on the death column, but no.
My fault. Thanks for catching it.
But, that they're still higher than Iowa, Wisconsin or Nebraska still holds.
Their cases & deaths per million in the Dakotas are higher than those neighbor states.
I failed to look at the rest of the table to see those higher values. My state falls right between the Dakotas.
Just missed it.

sandensea

(22,208 posts)
10. Kristi Moan thinks this will guarantee her the 2024 nomination
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:35 PM
Nov 2020

And she's probably right.

Anything less stupid or vicious might just be a turn-off to most Rethug voters these days.

LiberalArkie

(15,862 posts)
11. We just hit over 1,000 hospitalizations (1028) for the first tie in Arkansas. Wait till next Friday
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:36 PM
Nov 2020

with the covid and food poisonings hit. We are lucky so far on the flu. Less than baseline so far and only 1 death. Not bad so far.

Celerity

(45,158 posts)
12. bring her up on crimes against humanity charges, been saying this for months, & no, I am not joking
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:39 PM
Nov 2020

she needs to made an example of

BigmanPigman

(52,038 posts)
18. I remember reading this on DU...I was surprised.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 06:52 PM
Nov 2020
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=14556219

"From a nurse in South Dakota:
"I have a night off from the hospital. As I’m on my couch with my dog I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days. The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that “stuff” because they don’t have COViD because it’s not real. Yes. This really happens. And I can’t stop thinking about it. These people really think this isn’t going to happen to them. And then they stop yelling at you when they get intubated. It’s like a fucking horror movie that never ends. There’s no credits that roll. You just go back and do it all over again."

"Which is what I will do for the next three nights. But tonight. It’s me and Cliff and Oreo ice cream. And how ironic I have on my “home”
Hoodie. The South Dakota I love seems far away right now."

bullwinkle428

(20,636 posts)
19. 2024 Repuke ticket : Junior McCoke-Spoon, and Kristi Noem. Tell everyone you heard
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:03 PM
Nov 2020

it here first!

Disclaimer : Only if Guilfoyle doesn't go Sirhan Sirhan on her ass first!

bluescribbler

(2,169 posts)
20. The first sentence says it all.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:03 PM
Nov 2020

But, if she can be prosecuted for manslaughter, then so can the man she followed blindly.

paleotn

(18,412 posts)
23. You asked for it, South Dakota. Now you've got it.
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:06 PM
Nov 2020

Not everyone. We have a couple friends there. But a solid majority asked for it. And now they're reaping the whirlwind. After the last 4 years, I have sympathy left for only the collateral damage. The rest can go straight to hell. Fuck them.

kimbutgar

(21,827 posts)
24. Sadly she will face no consequences because she's a pretty repuke woman and a mf45 toady
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:15 PM
Nov 2020

I wouldn’t be surprised if she get re elected. There is a major brain portion of the state outside of the native Americans who are brain damaged cult members. Unless her supporters are affected directly she will continue her murder spree with her negligence.

MustLoveBeagles

(11,963 posts)
25. She's awful
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:18 PM
Nov 2020

The citizens of her state are "free".

I never thought I'd see a worse governor than Sarah Palin but there you are. I just feel sorry for the Native Americans and others sane citizens in her state. They didn't ask for this.

titanicdave

(429 posts)
27. ......So Glad That......
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 07:56 PM
Nov 2020

.....I live in a state with a governor who realizes the danger of COVID-19 and has taken the proper steps to protect our citizens.......not the same as living with this beotch who is disgusting to say the least......

BobTheSubgenius

(11,656 posts)
33. Those numbers are insane!
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 09:01 PM
Nov 2020

At that rate of positive tests, NYC would have had well over 1,000,000 cases. And, it`s much worse than that, I believe; I don`t know how to weight each factor.

NYC is MUCH more densely populated, which would not improve the infection rate, for example. She has managed an absolutely atrocious, virtually criminal debacle in the state in which she is supposed to be the caretaker.

She has become the undertaker.

hardluck

(663 posts)
35. I'm not seeing those stats
Wed Nov 25, 2020, 10:26 PM
Nov 2020

On Worldometers I'm seeing South Dakota at No. 10 with 960 deaths per million. No 1 is New Jersey at 1,915/M, New York at No. 2 with 1,765/M, Massachusetts at No. 3 at 1,538/M, Connecticut at No. 4 with 1,382. All of those have a death/M of population higher than the current no. 1 in the World - Belgium with 1,373/M.

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