Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: Jackson, Miss. Is “Stretched Beyond [its] Capacity’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: Jackson, Miss. Is "Stretched Beyond [its] Capacity' | MTP Daily | MSNBC 1


Mayor Chokwe Lumumba says Jackson, Mississippi is “stretched beyond [its] capacity,” adds that “in the absence of national leadership and based on the failure of state leadership, we are not being properly supported as we need to be.” Aired on 11/13/2020.
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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: Jackson, Miss. Is "Stretched Beyond [its] Capacity' | MTP Daily | MSNBC

44 Comments on "Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: Jackson, Miss. Is “Stretched Beyond [its] Capacity’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC"

  1. Alicia Abundic | November 13, 2020 at 3:07 PM | Reply

    BIDEN / HARRIS ADMINISTRATION 2021 is the cure for COVID 19

    • Nice try but as bad as it is now, it will be here for a long time. This will turn out to be worst than the Spanish Flu.

    • Alicia Abundic | November 13, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      @Cassidy Smith
      I am afraid that you are right. But we must remain optimistic.

    • @Alicia Abundic I will give him credit in trying though. The Covid task force Trump had failed and then they just threw in the towel. They continued to try to convince Americans this isn’t nothing. Now look where we are at. But I bet most of his supporters are filling up the hospitals.

    • If you get sick take some NyQuil and get some rest… Trump is going to be re-elected 👈😀

    • Alicia Abundic | November 13, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

      @The Tweatles
      When are we gonna get together babe girl? 😘😘😘😘😘😘💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕. You turn me on pretty boy.

  2. Yeesh. Just….yeesh.

  3. Would be nice if the virus only attacks the non believers and the anti maskers!

  4. Red states,

  5. So many dumb and selfish people out there.
    And in the White House. 😉

  6. Supreme Court Justice Alito says the “experts” should not run the country.

    *Covid19:* Masks are bad!

  7. Is drake pretending to be a mayour now.

  8. Diogennes theSinope | November 13, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply

    More like Drake. Mayor do they still believe tRump and the GOP on covid?

  9. Didn’t Trump say that after the election, no one is going to be talking about covid covid covid anymore because we are rounding the turn?

  10. fourthqtrplayer | November 13, 2020 at 3:19 PM | Reply

    Unfortunately America gotta “eat it” until 20 January!! Only then, common sense and empathy will emerge!!

  11. SaveClimate NOW! | November 13, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

    That mayor looks like a younger cooler Mr T

  12. Didnt I just see some state representative say Mississippi should cecedee from the U.S.?Good luck with that!

  13. Nine Fools Wise | November 13, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

    Let’s talk. As celebrations take place around the world not just for a new American President but for democracy itself, the US has passed a grim milestone –163,000 COVID-19 infections a day. For many months some Americans have resisted wearing protective masks because they, “Take away freedom.” Is this really about taking away freedoms or something else? We are a county founded on the compassionate rule of law. We have seatbelt laws and second-hand smoke laws. These are just two small examples of laws enacted to protect us when we cannot protect ourselves and each other. When functioning properly our representatives in government have the ability, as defined by constitutions, charters, etc., to do those things we cannot do all by ourselves. This may include building highways, providing K-12 education and let’s not forget protecting us from deadly forest fires, hurricanes, etc. Governors, legislators and judges from the three branches of government, in addition to the media, are working as best as they can, as quickly as they can and with the best available public health information to keep all of us safe; individually we do not have the collective expertise, human and financial resources to manage these challenges. If they need to do this legally by decree, executive order or other provisions allowed them during emergencies then they are doing their jobs.
    Although most people are doing the best they can to save lives there are some powerful few who are literally killing people. Take Trump and his super spreader events. A Stanford University study found his rallies have killed 700 people and infected 30,000. Columbia University published a study recently on how 130,000-210,000 lives could have been saved if this administration and his political devotees had not politicized a pandemic that has infected over 53 million and killed 1,300,000 world-wide – so far. (Approximately 40% of the infected are asymptomatic and never know they may be spreading COVID according to the CDC.) The good news is that by taking basic precautions the University of Washington projects we can save over 130,000 lives by February 1, 2021. Remember, this virus is about 8X deadlier than last year’s flu and the third leading cause of death in the US only behind heart disease and cancer. Please fact-check all of this information yourself. Facing the truth is empowering, freeing. The sooner the more people accept reality, the sooner we can recover together as a country – grieve those we have loved and lost – and collectively address other urgent concerns.
    One last thing – we are fortunate. Do the people complaining about wearing a mask really have no idea what is a true loss of freedom? Have we learned nothing from history: slavery, disenfranchisement, imprisonment in jails, ghettos and concentration camps, inscription into armies, forced marriage, starvation… Over 85,000 children in Yemen have died since 2018 directly because of US foreign policy. Currently, millions more Yemen children are starving but we can still save them by providing immediate emergency assistance with our International allies. We just have to care enough about their freedom, their literal right to life. I’d like to believe we are capable of understanding false equivalences. There is no comparing facial coverings and the right to life, freedom from extreme suffering. This may not be what we have expected but it is nothing new, not really. And we each have superpowers – our infinite capacity for creative adaptation and a little thing called love. – Please feel free to share this post. Take care, stay safe out there and thank you.

  14. Chokwe Lumumba, now that’s a cool name!

  15. And where do the city hating country folk go when they get sick? It’s happening across the country. The barefaced monsters are infecting their own and sending them to the cities full of masked patriots who now cannot get the care they need because of the selfish and thoughtless behavior of others.

  16. Trump: we are turning the corner

  17. Tessmage Tessera | November 13, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

    So much for Trump’s claim that COVID would go away after the election.

    • You Trumpanzies aren’t the sharpest tool in the box for actually taking scientific advice from a man with a business degree

  18. I thought covid was a hoax.

  19. The way MS voted… let em struggle. They are anti science. Let them pray it away and spend resources on states that are actually trying

  20. Chuck Todd got to interview Drake? Ari is gonna be so jealous.

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