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COVID-19’s impact in rural areas is being made worse by widespread hospital closures Rep. Bennie Thompson says. Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president of the Morehouse School of Medicine, also joins Tiffany Cross to discuss the need to continue social distancing, etc. until ‘at least 70%’ of the population is vaccinated.» Subscribe to MSNBC:

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99 Comments on "Gatherings, Hospital Closures In Rural Areas, Worsening Pandemic Impact Experts Say | MSNBC"

  1. NotTodaySatan Festus1 | January 3, 2021 at 8:03 AM | Reply

    Listen these people have been brainwashed and it’s still occurring and there is no way you can reason with them. Sometimes you just have to let nature take its course! The rural part of the country is where Republicans live so I’m good with them not saving themselves🤷‍♀️

  2. Autumn Branch | January 3, 2021 at 8:07 AM | Reply

    This virus has proven that stupidity is terminal.

    • @BLT8645 nobody would miss you.

    • @Julie B Do you really think I give a F**k about what you and what you think?

    • @Gilberts Grape
      That is better question then you think. Perhaps it’s the fact that you can not completely isolate yourself. Any germs or viruses introduced into your home and you can’t escape it. If you believe that shutdowns and mask wearing is so affective then how do you explain that the areas with the highest compliance are not doing any better than the areas with the lowest. We close school yet under 18 year olds gave virtually zero risk. So much disinformation and the science is being ignored when it does not match the politics.

    • Carolyn Moore | January 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      @Kermit T. Frog Covid no worse than the flu.

    • @BLT8645 it obviously triggered you, so yeah, I do think your ego got crushed a bit. LOL

  3. Dave Francis Casinillo | January 3, 2021 at 8:08 AM | Reply

    Apparently, Americans do not like it when told what and what not to do. Americans tend to do whatever it is that they want to do.

  4. TruthSeeker08 | January 3, 2021 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    Malcolm X said “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent.”

  5. Darrell Powell | January 3, 2021 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    Its a simple equation. The more you go out, the more you’re in high risk of getting covid. Stay home as much as possible and keep your hands clean when outside. Take hand sanitizer and wear a mask and keep that distance.

  6. Hospital closures in poor urban and rural areas is the direct result of the greedy for profit healthcare system in this country…

    • Always thought american health system was not good. all about money

    • T. R. Campbell | January 3, 2021 at 11:21 AM | Reply

      @IK IrinaK Many people confuse healthcare with health insurance. I believe the United States still has the best healthcare in the world. A good example is that we now have over 400 treatments for COVID-19 that we did not have at the end of January of last year.
      The problem that I see it is with health insurance. Years ago I purchased health insurance from an agent. He spent 20 minutes with me, we went over plans and I picked out a plan to best serve my needs. I paid my premium and I received my health insurance plan in a nice faux leather folder. The health insurance plan including pre-existing issues but I had to wait for six months before these kicked in. This health insurance plan was contractual your nature and I knew exactly what I was getting and what I was paying.
      A leader switched policies when I became a professional, health insurance was paid for by my employer. It was still contractual and I still knew what coverage I was getting for what my employer was paying.
      Government began to encroach on private health insurance demanding more coverage be provided that I really didn’t need. Nevertheless this was mandated. Health insurance began to get more expensive because of this.
      Then we had the ACA which was sold to the American people on a lie. We were told that we could keep our insurance if we liked it we could keep our doctor if we liked him/her. We remember the MIT professor who advised President Obama saying that Americans were stupid we thought somebody else was going to pay for our healthcare. The ACA never met the promise.
      So, we still have the best healthcare and private insurance is still available which is the old contract role but there are a lot of government mandates included which make it more expensive. But we are rapidly turning to a socialized Healthcare which will likely result in a disaster.

      Ignorant feckless magamonkies
      DEFINITELY need mental health care…

    • @Edra Bogucki
      Healthcare is a human right EVERYWHERE else in the free world.
      Profit margins ARE precisely the problem. Thanks for making my point for me…

    • @T. R. Campbell
      Care at all hospitals in Amerca (except for the V.A. system) are all managed or administered by for profit healthcare companies period.
      You cant run from this FACT.

  7. Gillian Dutton | January 3, 2021 at 8:27 AM | Reply

    So much for pence and the coronavirus task force. Shouldnt of thrown out obamas pandemic response.

  8. Weren’t these the same areas of the country where they didn’t think covid was not a big deal and affect them when it was hitting the major cities hard?

  9. I don’t think temperature is a reliable test. Several of my friends who’ve had COVID have not had a temperature.

    • Because of Covid a.k.a. the bat flu is BS… It’s 99% survivable if you were in a drunk driving accident and died as a result of it and happen to have Covid they would rule it as a Covid death

    • UNITED NO MORE | January 3, 2021 at 10:50 AM | Reply

      I don’t know one person who has had the Commie flu…🇨🇳😷, but I stay away from Democrats, so…

    • karen richardson | January 3, 2021 at 11:21 AM | Reply

      @Trap Daddy Such ignorance

    • @karen richardson Ignorance is believing everything you see off of CNN MSNBC etc.

    • @Trap Daddy All news broadcasts are affected to some degree with stage management and content to inflate their worthiness – it’s in the nature of the world’s cultures. To suggest that a person is not taking that into account is projection and gaslighting.

  10. tamie manning | January 3, 2021 at 8:29 AM | Reply

    Obviously we can’t dine inside of a restaurant right now. But they’re gathering in large numbers without a mask at some churches. Many people are complaining that the government is just trying to control us. HoweverI believe that they are just trying to get a handle on the spread of Covid 19.

  11. Arne von Torgau | January 3, 2021 at 8:29 AM | Reply

    Always amazing how vulnerable and incompetent the richest nation in the world is when it comes to health matters.

    • We are no longer the richest country in the world. We are one of the most vulnerable and incompetent bc half of us chose to believe a person rather than science.

    • Arne von Torgau | January 3, 2021 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      @Melody Nolan #11 overall indeed, I wass only refering to GDP:
      GDP Rank: 1

      Average Income Rank: 9

      Social Progress Index Rank: 25

      Average Rank: 11.7

    • Arne von Torgau | January 3, 2021 at 10:42 AM | Reply

      @Richard Osbourne #11 overall indeed, I wass only refering to GDP:
      GDP Rank: 1

      Average Income Rank: 9

      Social Progress Index Rank: 25

      Average Rank: 11.7

    • Officially its the flu. “I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I’m a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 “supposed” positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch’s postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found NO Covid in any of the 1500 samples. What we found was that all of the 1500 samples were mostly Influenza A and some were influenza B, but not a single case of Covid, and we did not use the B.S. PCR test. We then sent the remainder of the samples to Stanford, Cornell, and a few of the University of California labs and they found the same results as we did, NO COVID. They found influenza A and B. All of us then spoke to the CDC and asked for viable samples of COVID, which CDC said they could not provide as they did not have any samples. “We have now come to the firm conclusion through all our research and lab work, that the COVID 19 was imaginary and fictitious. The flu was called Covid and most of the 225,000 dead were dead through co-morbidities such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, emphysema etc. and they then got the flu which further weakened their immune system and they died. I have yet to find a single viable sample of Covid 19 to work with. “We at the 7 universities that did the lab tests on these 1500 samples are now suing the CDC for Covid 19 fraud. the CDC has yet to send us a single viable, isolated and purifed sample of Covid 19. If they can’t or won’t send us a viable sample, I say there is no Covid 19, it is fictitious. The four research papers that do describe the genomic extracts of the Covid 19 virus never were successful in isolating and purifying the samples. All the four papers written on Covid 19 only describe small bits of RNA which were only 37 to 40 base pairs long which is NOT A VIRUS. A viral genome is typically 30,000 to 40,000 base pairs. With as bad as Covid is supposed to be all over the place, how come no one in any lab world wide has ever isolated and purified this virus in its entirety? That’s because they’ve never really found the virus, all they’ve ever found was small pieces of RNA which were never identified as the virus anyway. “So what we’re dealing with is just another flu strain like every year, COVID 19 does not exist and is fictitious. I believe China and the globalists orchestrated this COVID hoax (the flu disguised as a novel virus) to bring in global tyranny and a worldwide police totalitarian surveillance state, and this plot included massive election fraud.” #Hoax #CovidIsAScam #Scam #Truth #WakeUp #YeahImGonnaFuckingPostIt.

    • Spring Sunshine | January 3, 2021 at 4:27 PM | Reply

      @hells bells They watched to much tough movies…What you said is true but I laughed at the millions of TV watchers who now all think they are tough. Watch them when they get a bad case of Covid 19.

  12. Republicans fight with their BS statement that Dems government will destroy the country. In fact it was the simple minded Reagan who sent the US into decline with his insulting trickle down economy. The people he thought who will trickle do not trickle. They are the greediest people in the country. Under Trump this got even worse.

    • @BRAVEHEART DAVINCI what Mis information is Donald Trump saying?

    • @Marvin Guigar what misinformation from Trump? hahaha After 4 years I am still waiting for something he says that was not invented in his brain. It is those night calls he gets in his sleep from Stalin. Better SWITCH on CNN man.

    • @Marvin Guigar LOL tRump built the tax raises into his little “tax break” he gave you. You would be getting a tax hike from him if he had won. It was written into the tax bill he sold you. If you had listened you would have know that. Biden hasn’t raised taxes on anybody yet. When he does it will be on those making over $400,000 a year.

    • @Imaginary Person You have been reported as a Bot.

    • Darron Madura | January 3, 2021 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @hells bells haha. Joe hasn’t done anything yet. Dont tell him that, he doesn’t know what hes done hahaha…. sleepy joe.

  13. Trump couldn’t even allow himself to be seen taking the vaccine by his conspiracy theory supporters(forget if he is immune or not)

    • we know he’s not immune to stupidity. No vaccine for that.

    • Perhaps, just perhaps, Trump got the vaccine late in 2019, when the virus, engineered in the US, with a vaccine already available, was released by US military personnel who attended the 2019 Military World Games, officially known as the 7th CISM Military World Games and commonly known as Wuhan 2019, which was held from October 18–27, 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

      Conspiracy theory?

      The timing is interesting.

    • Carolyn Moore | January 3, 2021 at 5:02 PM | Reply You might find this interesting.

  14. Choices do have consequences. Good or bad. But be sure YOU are absolutely responsible for the choice YOU make. It’s YOURS and YOURS ALONE. Stupidity can be painful and @times deadly

  15. People think it’s a hoax, so they aren’t going to be careful. Meanwhile, those of us who ARE doing the right things are very frustrated. Basically, we are the “nerds” who get to watch the “cool kids party it up.”

    • @Thomas Armsworthy Jr the media should be liable on BOTH sides. Kamala Harris has already been vaccinated, and she said she would if Fauci said it was okay.

    • The response is a hoax. What is survival rate for folks your age? Look it up and then say all this makes sense.

    • @James Madison ONE death from this is too many. But, I don’t just look at the survival rate. I also look at the damage it causes that could be permanent — heart, lung, brain damage, among other things. I personally know several long haulers. The government isn’t going to help them, so we have to be responsible for ourselves and others.

    • Carolyn Moore | January 3, 2021 at 5:06 PM | Reply The press calls it a hoax.. My sis in law tested positive 6 days ago and she is fine other than a lack of taste and smell..

    • I am sorry to the people that got sick. But locking down the entire world for a virus that can be cured through countless naturopathic means is destroying humanity. Where did all of the influnza/pneumonia deaths go this year? Hundreds of hospitals have been caught marking everything as a covid case/death for emergency funding. The PCR test is known throughout most of the medical community to produce 80-90% false positive rates, yet we keep using it. The vaccine was rushed, dangerous and not needed. Plus, an mRNA vaccine is the gateway into the CRISPR/DNA vaccines, which nothing good will come out of. Constant fearmongering everywhere you look. Suicides, depression, drug abuse, domestic abuse and obesity rates are through the roof! Constant threat of fines if i have more than 6 people in my house during the holidays, but Walmart, Target, Costco, etc……can flood thousands of people at a time in their stores? But small businesses can’t operate? Masks are physically and psychologically harmful, especially for children. They treat the children like fn prisoners in school. There is an insane amount of evidence/literature that speaks to everything I stated. Plus, I barely scratched the surface.

      I am in the military and will be refusing the vax. Right now it’s voluntary, but when if it’s licensed, it will be mandatory. I guess we will find out what happens when we refuse. I’m sure it won’t be good, especially with a family of six. I am so fn tired of this hoax and everyone walking around obeying every ridiculous executive order thats put in place.

      Eat healthy, exercise really fn hard, lots of sunlight or vitamin d supplementation, zinc, human contact and quality sleep is what fixes this. But none of that is ever talked about.

      Do I think I am next, NO! Fear and worry will destroy our immune systems. The only thing I fear is the LORD!

  16. We need access to the vaccine. Bring it. Here’s my arm’

  17. These are the real issues that need attention rather than over turning the election result

  18. Jeff Zabelski | January 3, 2021 at 9:59 AM | Reply

    This is just like the beginning of terror in a Stephen King novel, and it’s just beginning. Did anybody read The Stand?

  19. Thugsy DaClown | January 3, 2021 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    Herd Immunity has NOT worked for Colds or Flu’s…
    People pushing the idea that herd Immunity will work with COVID19 HAVE NOT studied science.

    • Carolyn Moore | January 3, 2021 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      Its been 6 days since my sister in law tested positive for covid.. She is fine. No meds as of yet.. Her symptoms consist of lack of taste and smell..

    • Thugsy DaClown | January 3, 2021 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      @Carolyn Moore I hope she heals quickly.
      The highest % of people who contract it will have no symptoms what so ever, they are just carriers.
      I have 4 loved ones who have passed away from it this year. And know multiple people who have been hospitalized and recovered (fully, although long term effects are not known yet)
      What irritates me to no end is how many people are in complete denial, claiming it’s a Hoax or that it’s not as bad as they say….
      The same people are the ones pushing their way into stores without mask, and claiming it’s their “rights” and “Liberties” that are being squelched because they are being asked to be mindful of others for a very short time while they are out in public.
      Why do they act like children? Its disgusting.
      There is a reason why we have such a high rate of transmission in our country. Its because our leaders have made it political.
      The virus doesnt care what party we are in.

    • Thugsy DaClown | January 3, 2021 at 5:41 PM | Reply

      @Carolyn Moore ohhhh Bless Your Heart, you linked a conspiracy theory video.
      It has nothing to do with science or truth but you are somehow treating it as one.
      Look I am not going to sit and debate back and forth with people like yourself who most likely have not had anyone die from this.
      I have family in health care who are on the front lines of this (BTW they are Christian and Republican)
      I do hope your Sister Inlaw heals quickly.
      As for all the people who have died ALONE with no one by their side to hold their hand, …. Have you no sympathy or empathy???
      I wish you all the best, and may you have no one in your life pass away from this. Its tragic to not be able to mourn family in person because of a virus.

  20. Heritage Karma | January 3, 2021 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    ALL of “the trusted messengers” have been censored. If you fear….stay home stupid. I live free with herd immunity.

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