90 Comments on "Smerconish lays out Covid-19’s deadly toll on the US economy"

  1. pax und peace | May 9, 2020 at 1:32 PM | Reply

    But saying the pandemic ends in june wouldn’t help too.
    It would be a false promise like them one from trump.

  2. Ahmad Razi | May 9, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

    Coronavirus has hit the US economy with preexisting conditions.

    • uncle Ricky | May 9, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      A VOTE FOR BIDEN IS A VOTE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT BEING PRESIDENT!!
      A VOTE FOR BIDEN IS A VOTE FOR CHINA!!!

    • Brian Walsh | May 9, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply

      Michael Asay, beat it, loser. Like Trump is even coherent at all? The stupid sonofabitch doesn’t ever have a clue what he’s talking about. Makes absolutely no sense when he’s trying to speak. Plus, he’s a pathological liar, and an impeached traitor. Biden isn’t my first choice but at least he’s a patriot and understands the country. Trump is so history after all his f*ckups, I can’t believe you morons support this world-renowned incompetent buffoon? Doesn’t matter, we are voting the stupid sonofabitch out and there’s nothing the cultist idiots can do to stop it. Trump is trying his hardest to stop mail- in voting because he can’t cheat that way. He needs the Russian hackers again to cheat him in. Sorry comrades, not this time. Your “useful idiot” is going to prison and he knows it. Bye bye Traitor Trump.

    • Correct but the Trump talking parrots say the President is a genius and can turn around the economy…..

    • michael hyatt | May 9, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      @Michael Asay and still leading in the polls by 9 points in most states..
      TRUMP is a moron.. You voted for TRUMP your a moron..
      Have a nice day FUCKING MORON.

    • @uncle Ricky cool story bro!

  3. Heather Huber | May 9, 2020 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    Opiate addict in long term recovery here 👋 I am in ongoing outpatient treatment still (I have 10 yrs clean in Sept ’20) and I want you folks to hear from someone in treatment, who can 100% confirm there is a HUGE uptick of new and returning opiate users and relapsed patients.i do recovery mentoring and let me tell ya, people are in distress. It’s not so much the stay home orders as it is the lack of leadership, the lack of alternatives to social norms (food bank options for singles or homeless, safe places to go during the day, places to earn a daily wage if not a regular job option). It’s all terrible. I really feel for my recovery folks right now.

    • Joe Dicken Cider Biden | May 9, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @John Dough I want to sniff the junkie.

    • Jim Duggan | May 9, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      how much mg of opiates does an average opiate user use daily and is it rising?

    • Tess Balburias | May 9, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      Congratulations to your recovery…stay strong and please if any way help people who is undergoing depression to stay strong and calm….God Bless You…I can be a friend if you want to speak to someone….depression is such a disease that will lead you to nowhere…trying times may be hard but there is always a way we can win this battle…
      Stay calm and always be positive…no matter hard things are there is always always a light at the end of the tunnel…Trust, believe and surrender your fear to the Universe….

    • Downright Dutch | May 9, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      President Harry S Truman stated, April 3, 1951: “There is a lesson for us in the passage from the Bible … ✝️The Book of Ezra describes the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the long captivity in Babylon …

      The writer describes the people shouting with a great shout when the foundation of the new temple was laid … Some of those in the crowd, particularly the old men, did not shout⁉️They wept …
      These were the men who remembered all the sacrifices — all the suffering of all the people — what their people had undergone during the captivity. They knew that these sacrifices had not been made in vain. They realized that, in spite of all their troubles, and in the face of overwhelming odds, their faith had prevailed.

      And so they were too deeply moved to shout; they wept for joy. They gave thanks to God ‘because He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.’

      Patriots and godly people of the USA and the world, Trump Drains the Swamp and after this, we all will shout and give thanks!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️

    • John Dough | May 9, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      Joe Dicken Cider Biden I just want punch liberals in the face.

  4. It’s a war on the poor. They dragged their feet to allow the virus to take out those of us who are …..fodder.

  5. Abu Huraira | May 9, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    I’ve come to the conclusion no one is going to have a midlife crisis because the entire life is a crisis

    • Alternative Headlines | May 9, 2020 at 4:59 PM | Reply

      @rolback haha. Save for rainy days. That’s funny. Nobody has savings except the rich who invest. Normal working class people in America don’t have the luxury of savings. But please tell us where you keep these ‘savings’ of yours.

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    • Love Laneonthebeat Montes | May 9, 2020 at 5:36 PM | Reply

      What did he say that was so wrong? You don’t know if he means the economy or virus! Did you all attack him because of his name? You all are watching CNN as well!

    • @Susan Baron, what do they say about watching FOX? 5 minutes? LOL…..

    • Roland Lytle | May 9, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      Life is moving through crisis to crisis. The only people not headed for their next crisis or dead. Crisis, mental or physical, is how we grow as we move through them and eventually overcome them. A crisis is what changes us as people.

  6. Big T has push the responsibility of managing the CV19 and the economy to the state’s governors! There is no central parties but 51 individuals states fighting to come out top to save their own citizens! is this one country!

    • Nadia Silvershine | May 9, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      @Edward James I wasn’t disputing that Hawaii is a state. Here’s what internet says: “USA has had 50 states since 1959. The District of Columbia is a federal district, not a state. Many lists include DC and Puerto Rico, which makes for 52 “states and other jurisdictions”.

    • Edward James | May 9, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      @Nadia Silvershine Google Question”What is the 51st and 52nd state of America?”

      51st state refers Hawaii that is one of the 51 states of the United States, but people think it’s not the 51st. It is sometimes a joke term in American politics, and sometimes a realistic one. It is usually said about the possibility of Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories becoming part of the United States.
      So Hawaii is the 51st State, correct?

    • Nadia Silvershine | May 9, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @Edward James Hawaii was made a state in 1959.

    • John Dough | May 9, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      THE ANGRY QUAD almost my guns is loaded🤪🤪

    • Nadia Silvershine | May 9, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

      @Steve Withers True, but it is not referred to as a state. There are 50 states.

  7. Sandy Allen | May 9, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply

    I’m sure heart attacks are skyrocketing

  8. No mention of contact tracing, presenting this as only having two choices is naive. Look at Germany and S. Korea. This is what happens when you have corrupt morons with Wall Street interests control the narrative.

    • Whenson Zhou | May 9, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

      @Mulinaster That’s exactly the problem I mentioned: without travel restriction and contact tracing, opening can be troublesome. Virus doesn’t care where you live, but virus can’t spread where there is few people. Remoted rural area is usually fine b/c they don’t have population going in and virus spread very slowly in sparsely populated area.

    • Mulinaster | May 9, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @Whenson Zhou Imagine this scenario: One person in a rural town carries it after the lockdown is lifted because there are “few people in rural areas so it’s fine!” That one person transmits it to a single other individual over the timespan of a month, no one detects it. Another month goes by, he transmits it to a single other individual, no one detects it. Eventually, EVERY state in the nation lifts travel restrictions, and that one person flies somewhere. The End, rural community just infected the entire nation because “rural areas have small populations.”

    • Whenson Zhou | May 9, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @Mulinaster Well, it’s a possible scenario. But remember, despite the lock down, people are still getting infected constantly. So really, one infected person from rural area doesn’t change the picture at all. Think on a macro level: there will always be some peole getting infected in the society for such a contagious virus, but reopening isn’t impossible. A well prepared society can very effectively contained the virus when the number of infected people is low (like what the Koreans did, but US is neither well prepared nor at the low number of infected people). When the infected number is small enough, quickly identify and quarantine infected people is very good for both public health and economy. Sadly, this is not true for a lot of the states that reopen. Lifting lockdown & travel restriction without ways to contain is the way that your scenario will become true, and I fear that’s the case for US right now.

    • @Whenson Zhou You’ve made my point for me: South Korea effectively limited the spread from getting into rural areas, but when local spread happens, it HAS To be dealt with effectively otherwise it presents an enormous problem for contact tracers. By closing everyone all at once and at least having a BASELINE target date for closure and re-opening, rather than “opening some states here, some places here due to ‘oh they’re rural small population!'”, you at least have the ability to make a goal and keep to it so that you know where every place should be at. The mitigated rollout scenario means that we will have a much more difficult time tracking down “who succeeded” in their quarantine and who didn’t, because at any given time, any spread vector could be because of either a slow rollout in one state or a quick rollout in another – because remember, it only takes one person who we didn’t track from a rural state to come into a populated state and we have NO idea where they came from. At least this way we can be relatively sure where these outbreaks are originating from. When a single person from a rural state can just march right in and infect everyone, the potential is so great for an undetected outbreak because we are all integrally interconnected throughout the states in some way. The only way to change this is to go full authoritarian like China, which isn’t going to happen. I just don’t see any logic behind the “it’s a rural place with a low population so it’s safer.” The epidemiological timeline holistically is what creates safety, not small numbers in single areas.

    • The Great Owl | May 9, 2020 at 10:46 PM | Reply

      We can’t have contact tracing. The paranoids would freak out.

  9. This is not news!!!!

    Half the country has been saying this since before the shut down.

    This is what you wanted!

    • Kerlande Destin | May 9, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      THAT IS NEWS !!!!!! HOW CAN ANYONE AND I MEAN ANYONE FAKE THAT !!!! RIDICULOUS!!!!!

    • Marcus Omen | May 9, 2020 at 8:30 PM | Reply

      These awful outcomes were obvious consequences. Collateral damage. Still, each person matters, so the reports and discussion are relevant.

  10. Fantasy Reader | May 9, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

    We don’t even know if we can stay immune from the virus

    Edit: I am a biological engineer.

    • Joe Dicken Cider Biden | May 9, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      @johnbenson222 WWG1 WGA

    • Dale Hartley | May 9, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

      @Tom Bombadil um, I have seen multiple articles that show exactly what I said. I am not sure where you are getting your data from but I would lay good odds it is from a very biased source. What do you claim as your source of info? And if is something like Fox Or OSN do not even bother to reply.

    • Sure you are. The first ever virus in human history where we are unable to make antibodies……riiiiiiiight Mit doesn’t mean my imagination toaster u lying dummy

    • Anton Demchenko | May 9, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      Tom Bombadil please provide an article from a reputable peer reviewed medical journal to back up your claim (“real count is way lower”)

    • Smuggy duggy | May 9, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      @Dale Hartley Trump is guaranteed to WIN in November !!! Sniveling liberal / dem idiots stepping on rakes since 2016 …Schiff sham show proved to be just that ! TRUMP TRAIN COMING THROUGH IN NOVEMBER !! GET ON BOARD OR GET OUT OF THE WAY !!!

  11. Angela Greenkiwi | May 9, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

    Kia Ora from Aotearoa New Zealand 💗🌻💗

    The Mental Health Foundation of NZ has come out and made a statement that their service users are NOT to be used as a political football. (Economists WILL try though, sigh)

    But we also have a publicly funded health care system. Being unemployed doesn’t mean you lose healthcare.
    Not here.

    • des beinke | May 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      BAA BAA with a island population of only 2 million most of which are sheep and the people are not the sharpest tools in the shed keeping control is easy to do.

    • @des beinke Go check your figures they are not correct…Your brain does not work as it’s the same as 45’s – Fuked

    • Ged Farnan | May 9, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @jacqueline schael WE are! Thanks.Hope you keep safe and that your country can finally rid themselves of this troublesome moron!

    • Donna Williams | May 9, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @des beinke Your facts are wrong. We are grateful that our country (people) cares about each other. That’s why we do it! We have 2 new cases, 21 deaths, we are opening slowly. The virus is not going away but our resources and hospital’s can cope, diagnose, treat, track and isolate. Currently we 14 in hospitals. How is your country doing?

  12. Sheltering the vulnerable doesn’t work, because they all have contact with the non-vulnerable.

  13. Moire Garner | May 9, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

    Stay strong, stay healthy and do whatever you can to remain healthy. 🇺🇸💖🙏🏼

  14. If we can’t even secure the White House, how can we possibly hope to secure Nursing homss.

    • ryan may governor coumo may be able to answer that one for you ,after all ,when the sick tested positive for the covid 19 plauge he ordered them back to the nursing homes where he said they would safer !

    • Downright Dutch | May 9, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      Ryan May For the godless nothing is ever ‘secure’! President Harry S Truman stated, April 3, 1951: “There is a lesson for us in the passage from the Bible … ✝️The Book of Ezra describes the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem after the long captivity in Babylon …

      The writer describes the people shouting with a great shout when the foundation of the new temple was laid … Some of those in the crowd, particularly the old men, did not shout⁉️They wept …
      These were the men who remembered all the sacrifices — all the suffering of all the people — what their people had undergone during the captivity. They knew that these sacrifices had not been made in vain. They realized that, in spite of all their troubles, and in the face of overwhelming odds, their faith had prevailed.

      And so they were too deeply moved to shout; they wept for joy. They gave thanks to God ‘because He is good, for His mercy endureth forever.’

      Patriots and godly people of the USA and the world, Trump Drains the Swamp and after this, we all will shout and give thanks!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️

    • Jeffery Barber | May 9, 2020 at 9:24 PM | Reply

      If I listened to this guy, I’d be suicidal too!

    • Michael Asay | May 9, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Oh shut up idiot Dem

    • @Michael Asay I’m actually not a dem. It’s a sincere question. I’m worried about it.

  15. Fauxtography101 | May 9, 2020 at 5:56 PM | Reply

    Interestingly, there are other countries in lockdown who are reporting fewer overall deaths than usual, because of things like cleaner air, fewer vehicle and work related accidents, less murders, less alcohol related deaths etc… Watching the different ways that different places are being affected is interesting.

  16. barry Powell | May 9, 2020 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    In other words get your elderly out of there bcuz they are being murdered

  17. Here’s a thought just give them the CURE. HCQ

    • That would be to easy , why are the media downplaying any reports of HCQ, I am not a doctor but have read reports from months ago how effective this is. We should demand HCQ and refuse any vaccine that Bill Gates comes up with.

  18. these people never cared about our health. why are we supposed to believe they do now?

    • For many years, it has been planned by Liberals DEPOPULATION. “We don’t need so many slaves” said the chief rabbi of Israel.

  19. So this is what we have to look forward to. Work our whole lives & be murdered by Governors in our final years

    • Beware: Fake news like CNN are funded by the Big pharma cartels. So the news you are getting is what is best for these corporations not ordinary people, hence why this pandemic is so hyped up and anything effecting big pharma money is demonized.

    • Hirini Stewart | May 9, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      @dann lion have you taken your daily disinfectant as master told you to

    • Michael Asay | May 9, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      Yea like that slimebag Newsom and shithole California

    • Michael Asay | May 9, 2020 at 10:14 PM | Reply

      @Hirini Stewart what an idiotic comment u lousy Demorat

    • Dina Pequeno | May 9, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      ​@dann lion Beware: People with anonymity on comment sections feel like they can spread disinformation with impunity! I suppose Fox News isn’t beholden to special interests and lobbies?

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