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Alex Goldstein on why he started @FacesofCOVID: “I really created this effort as a way to affirm that these people were more than a statistic, and that their lives mattered, and that they had dignity, and that it meant something.” Aired on 9/03/2020.
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45 Comments on "‘Faces Of COVID’ Twitter Page Puts Human Face On Toll Of Coronavirus | All In | MSNBC"

  1. Miss.Butterfly | September 3, 2020 at 9:40 PM | Reply

    May their souls rest in peace, America is hurting

  2. RIP 185,000 Americans. I tear up to see your faces but I look to honour your memory.

  3. The Institute for Universal Truth | September 3, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

    Trump’s pandemic response

    January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

    February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

    February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

    February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

    February 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

    February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

    February 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

    February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

    February 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

    Feb 29 :” It’s a democratic hoax. ”

    March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

    March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

    March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

    March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

    March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

    March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

    March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

    March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

    March 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

    March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

    March 9: “This blindsided the world.”

    March 13: State of emergency

    ) The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic

    ) Disbanding the pandemic response office in 2018

    ) The loss of stockpiled respirators because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018

    ) The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal

    ) That states are bidding against each other for equipment, paying many times the retail price for things like masks and ventilators

    ) Travelers abroad being summoned home and forced to stand for hours in densely packed crowded airports alongside infected people

    ) TEN WEEKS of insistence to the entire country that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own

    ) The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly

    ) The failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March

    ) Holding daily “briefings” where he lies about the virus, boasts about how “great” he’s handled it, and baselessly attacks journalists

    ) Being incapable of valuing American lives over the revenue of his own properties or his own chances of winning reelection

    ) Pushing untested non-FDA approved drugs as potential “cures” already resulting in at least one American’s DEATH who didn’t even have COVID-19

    ) Refusing tests when they were offered to us in FEBRUARY so he could have companies he has ties to manufacture tests that he could profit off of

    ) Being incapable of accepting responsibility; showing empathy; or offering ANY condolences to those who lost loved ones

    ) Repeatedly blaming others for his own failures. Saying “impeachment distracted him” when he spent all of January, February and early March golfing and holding rallies with thousands of people in attendance (each event its own PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD).

    ) Continuing to call the virus “a Democratic hoax” until LATE FEBRUARY

    ) Showing no awareness of or regard for his responsibility as President to PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES

    ) Continuing to sell millions of tons of PPE to other countries until EARLY MARCH

    ) Putting uniquely UNQUALIFIED people in charge of our federal response to this crisis like Mike Pence and Jared Kushner—who have NO RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, OR EXPERIENCE—and can’t even grasp that the federal stockpile of medical equipment is for THE UNITED STATES

    ) Lying about “taking early action in restricting travel to and from China,” which was never done and all experts agree would have made little to no difference at that point because the virus was already present and spreading in the U.S.

    ) Repeatedly lying about the availability and frequency of testing. Saying “everyone who needs a test gets a test” while we are still short MILLIONS OF TESTS, which Pence promised would be available almost a month ago and still haven’t been produced.

    ) Telling the American people we must “reopen the economy” because “the cure can’t be worse than the disease,” which not only puts economic success above American lives, it ignores the fact that the death toll of reopening everything prematurely would be WORSE for the economy.

    ) Ignoring EVERY SINGLE PAGE of the pandemic response playbook that the Obama administration left for Trump’s team, which stressed:
    —Pandemics can start ANYWHERE/don’t respect borders
    —Science MUST GUIDE decisions
    —Federal/State collaboration is KEY

    ) The playbook also stressed the CRITICAL IMPORTANCE of enacting social distancing measures AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. “When it comes to pandemics, days—and even hours—can be the difference between saving thousands of lives.” Trump did NOTHING for 75 DAYS

    • @J politicians are fuckingb8diots

    • @J I don’t think you have your facts straight. I don’t know what you’ve been reading, but Biden I’m sure is prepared for all three debates. But the vice-presidential one will be must-see TV; Harris against Pence will be interesting.

    • @Cyclone I’m open to a fair debate by all means. Just not sure why it’s being avoided.. Why Biden is refusing to take a simple drug treat before hand..

    • @J That’s true, the debate field is unfortunately unlevel and unfair. Trump really should get a brain test before going into them, himself. With the results shared on live TV before the debate. Show how inept he is before the debates even begin so voters can discount everything he says.

      In other words, if you think it’s necessary to take a drug test before a debate like we were competing for gold in the Olympics, then I have nothing to say to you. That’s one of the stupidest things Donald has ever said or suggested, and you’re taking it up like gospel. Don’t waste my time.

    • @American Gamer wat

  4. What a wonderful thing to do, Alex Goldstein. People are tweeting stories of their loved ones using #facesofcovid and sharing their grief with others this way. Bless you.

  5. Jonathan Plumey | September 3, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

    They trying to put us to sleep.

  6. We need to keep these personal stories at the forefront. Let us not become numb to the tens of thousands of lives lost to this horrible disease.

  7. Thank you for doing this service as a nurse it has been heart breaking that families haven’t been able to be at their loved ones side, when they have passed away. It is a time they will never get back, to say their final goodbyes.

    • Harriotte Worthington | September 4, 2020 at 7:16 AM | Reply

      @Dena G As a loving daughter who lost her Mother to CoVid, I thank you for your service to others. Mother was knowingly exposed to CoVid at a rehab facility- she spiked her fever on the day of her discharge meeting! After two months of isolated rehab, she went to the hospital knowing she would never see us again (nor we her). Angels like you cared for her until the end, and worked so hard to keep communications open between us as long as possible. You and your kindness are appreciated more than you could ever know.

  8. A wonderful tribute to the casualties of this terrible tragedy

    • Utub Commentater | September 4, 2020 at 7:38 AM | Reply

      WAKE UP 🐑 PLE. We are living in a PLANNEDEMIC (BILL GATES is a WITCH). Climate change is NOT real. I love FOX NEWS 🍺 and MUH SISTER

  9. Marcella Urioste | September 3, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

    These people have to be remembered may they rest in peace.

  10. RIP🙏🇺🇲🙏🌍🙏 may they rest in there paradise 🙏
    this type of thing should be getting headlines not trumps hateful speeches and speakers make these the story so they can’t pretend it’s all ok ,sad times

  11. The sadness and the pain this gives me I can’t even discuss here. People are dying that shouldn’t be dying. Dammit we are the United States of America, and we’re doing nothing because we have a leader who is demonic and doesn’t give a crap about anybody but himself!

    I never ever thought in my lifetime, that I would see in front of me while I live on this earth, a dangerous, evil, unsympathetic leader of the free world!

    He doesn’t even talk about this anymore because he doesn’t give a crap…

    You tell me how November 3 isn’t one of the most important days in our lives in 2020‼️‼️

    • Speak only facts | September 8, 2020 at 1:32 AM | Reply

      @Amy Elizabeth You got it. They are out from under the rocks now. For now any way. 🙂 Light doesn’t even bother them.

    • @Speak only facts Apparently, bleach doesn’t either… Hehehe 😉🌞💉

    • Speak only facts | September 8, 2020 at 2:35 AM | Reply

      @Amy Elizabeth LOL

    • @blackprix Sad what is happening in America. Trump likes to act like he cares, but he doesn’t care about any American life lost. He is soulless.


      Take care and just watching this clip, causes a tremendous amount of pain. There is a disease known as BROKEN HEART 💔 SYNDROME and lot of Americans and others worldwide will definitely suffer from it.

      Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that’s often brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. It may also be called stress cardiomyopathy, takotsubo cardiomyopathy or apical ballooning syndrome.

      People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they’re having a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome affects just part of the heart, temporarily disrupting your heart’s normal pumping function. The rest of the heart continues to function normally or may even have more forceful contractions.

      The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are treatable, and the condition usually reverses itself in days or weeks.

      Broken heart syndrome symptoms can mimic a heart attack. Common symptoms include:
      Chest pain, Shortness of breath.

      Broken heart syndrome is often preceded by an intense physical or emotional event. Some potential triggers of broken heart syndrome are:

      The death of a loved one,
      A frightening medical diagnosis,
      Domestic abuse,
      Losing — or even winning — a lot of money,
      Strong arguments,
      A surprise party,
      Public speaking,
      Job loss or financial difficulty,
      Physical stressors, such as an asthma attack, COVID-19 infection, a broken bone or major surgery.
      Take care of yourself, #ignoretrumptosurvive.
      Take care and God bless.

    • @Utub Commentater Be serious. People are dying.

  12. This is a really great effort. It’s important to show them. We haven’t even honored our war dead…this is another war and these people deserve to be honored. We haven’t shown our dead since Vietnam

  13. What a wonderful tribute to those that lost their lives. REST IN HEAVEN🙏🏽

  14. Just heard a coworker came down hard with the virus. Employee at Bellagio Hotel, put her life on the line . She needs your prayers🙏💛💛💛

  15. I really think they also need a memorial wall with all the names to honor them!!

  16. In memoriam, add the state, city.

    CDC , federal and state governments are making the numbers insignificant.

  17. The number of deaths is like every few days a small town is obliterated.

  18. Hank THE Patriot | September 4, 2020 at 12:38 AM | Reply

    The biggest TRAGEDY of this, is that they DIDN’T have to die!

  19. Number of visits to this page by Donald Trump: 0.

  20. HeartDoc Andrew | September 4, 2020 at 6:44 AM | Reply

    “‘Faces Of COVID’ Twitter Page Puts Human Face On Toll Of Coronavirus” thereby motivating us, the people of America, to redouble our efforts to rapidly find out at any given moment, including even while On-line, who among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to convince them to call their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor in hopes of stopping this pandemic so that we all can safely resume in-person gatherings starting with funerals and then everything else here in the U.S. What this tragedy means is simply that #DJT is “utterly incompetent” as per the words of his own Federal Judge elder-sister Maryanne Trump Barry and clinical psychologist niece Dr. Mary Trump. May fellow American voters accordingly tell #ImPOTUS45 “You’re fired” on Nov 3rd by voting for the exact opposite instead of more #MourningInAmerica.

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