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Old 12-29-20, 11:17 PM
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Louisiana congressman elect dies

Covid is not a hoax.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/1...ongress-452218
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Old 12-30-20, 02:53 AM
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Same age as a family member who still seems to be in denial about the pandemic.

There doesn't seem to be any way to get through to people who conflate merciless mother nature with partisan politics.
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Is there, or was there any mention regarding underlying conditions with him?
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
Good
By what criteria?

Letlow leaves behind a wife and two small children.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid him tribute as well: “Congressman-elect Letlow was a ninth-generation Louisianan who fought passionately for his point of view and dedicated his life to public service. As the House grieves Congressman-elect Letlow’s passing, our sorrow is compounded by the grief of so many other families who have also suffered lives cut short by this terrible virus. May it be a comfort to Luke’s wife Julia and their children Jeremiah and Jacqueline that so many mourn their loss and are praying for them at this sad time.”
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Old 12-30-20, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
Is there, or was there any mention regarding underlying conditions with him?
Yes. He had SARS-CoV-2.

It kills many perfectly healthy people in the prime of life, despite the right-wing propaganda asserting otherwise.
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Old 12-30-20, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
By what criteria?
Grumpy Cat criterium, the only one that matters.
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Old 12-30-20, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Yes. He had SARS-CoV-2.

It kills many perfectly healthy people in the prime of life, despite the right-wing propaganda asserting otherwise.
I'm sure it does. I've just always been interested in what is left out of reports when people die whether from Covid or not.
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Old 12-30-20, 11:43 AM
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Out of curiosity, I looked at his twitter page and sure enough, picture after picture of him at indoor events without a mask, and with his arms around unmasked supporters both inside and outside not wearing a mask.
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Old 12-30-20, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
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huh? how is it good?
Even if you disagree with his politics, it seems tough to make the leap to viewing his death as a good thing.

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Old 12-30-20, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
I'm sure it does. I've just always been interested in what is left out of reports when people die whether from Covid or not.
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/ne...id/4082977001/

He had no underlying conditions and died from a heart attack after a procedure related to the infection.
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It's strange that he found out on the 18th, started self-quarantining and the very next day he entered the hospital.
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
It's strange that he found out on the 18th, started self-quarantining and the very next day he entered the hospital.
Yeah, this is clearly a conspiracy of Biblical proportions.
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Meanwhile ... you aren't even safe on a deserted island:


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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
I'm sure it does. I've just always been interested in what is left out of reports when people die whether from Covid or not.
Why do you think anything was "left out" and why would you or I or anyone here have any inside information?
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Why do you think anything was "left out" and why would you or I or anyone here have any inside information?
because what triggered the death was left out. The guy had a heart attack shortly after a covid procedure. That wasnt mentioned in the original linked article.
Im not suggesting anyone here has insider info, but how the guy died definitely wasnt clear in the initial article.



Also to be clear- i am not claiming a heart attack killed him and covid didnt. I am not trying to parse anything. If you get pnemonia with aids, you died from aids. I get it and that can apply here.
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It's strange that he found out on the 18th, started self-quarantining and the very next day he entered the hospital.
They don't give all the details but he made an announcement that he tested positive on the 18th and was having symptoms. It's reasonable to assume that he'd been having symptoms for a while and as a result of the symptoms decided to get tested prior to the 18th. He received the positive result on the 18th but would have contracted Covid a number of days before.
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Sorry would not say even this guy dying as good. COVID-19 can take out anyone and I don't want to get it so the fewer people who die and get infected the better. There are plenty of people I truly don't like and wish to not exist anymore (a certain far right terrorist gang who are proud for instance) but COVID-19 is not how I want it to happen as it could increase the risk of many many many many many many other people I do like or at least don't mind existing or don't like but not to the point of wishing them dead.

From the little I had read he generally wore a mask and sanitized but also saw a campaign photo where he wasn't and none of the people around him were either. Regardless of his potential stupidity we need to end COVID now and do our part. Wear the damn mask, wash your damn hands and stay the heck away from people if you can.
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Sorry would not say even this guy dying as good. COVID-19 can take out anyone and I don't want to get it so the fewer people who die and get infected the better. There are plenty of people I truly don't like and wish to not exist anymore (a certain far right terrorist gang who are proud for instance) but COVID-19 is not how I want it to happen as it could increase the risk of many many many many many many other people I do like or at least don't mind existing or don't like but not to the point of wishing them dead.

From the little I had read he generally wore a mask and sanitized but also saw a campaign photo where he wasn't and none of the people around him were either. Regardless of his potential stupidity we need to end COVID now and do our part. Wear the damn mask, wash your damn hands and stay the heck away from people if you can.
Theoretically, a virus that is more deadly is less likely to infect as many people as a virus that is less deadly.
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By what criteria?
Self-righteous schadenfreude.
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I'm bummed that he died from complications possibly related to Covid19. But I dunno how anyone who's looked at pics of him from the last two months could have expected him not to contract Covid19



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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
huh? how is it good?
Even if you disagree with his politics, it seems tough to make the leap to viewing his death as a good thing.


How many people did he take with him by acting like an arrogant jackass??

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Redneck neighbors that moved but still have property here that I take care of because that is what we do . Very nice people, hard working and all. Contracted COVID-19 at their new residence. Being care free and reckless not wearing masks and gathering with others etc etc . Got the call they caught COVID-19 confirmed by a test and so far they are ok with fever but not much else so far. So when it hits close to you it becomes very real. These are upper middle class folks that drank the Koolaid and got infected. They are in their 60s and in decent shape so I hope they shake it off.
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Guy who denies COVID, holds meetings and rallies without a mask--and demands everyone else return to work for the sake of his 401K.....dies of COVID.

Yea. Not a tear.
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