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In a new Daily Show feature, Trevor Noah asks “Is This How We Die” – and of course this week’s topic is coronavirus, also known as covid-19. He isn’t comforted by Trump’s efforts to reassure the country, particularly not his appointment of Mike Pence as the White House “coronavirus czar.”

Trump’s stumbling efforts to downplay the outbreak, for his own political reasons, have been both irresponsible and ineffectual. His credibility is below zero and his ignorance is all too obvious.

So it’s hard to remain calm when the president says ,“There’s a very good chance you’re not going to die.”  Trevor’s retort: “OK, we’re all definitely going to die.”

Around the world, the prognosis isn’t much better. In Japan, the Summer Olympics face cancellation. And in Iran, the deputy health minister tested positive for the virus, one day after he told the nation that the epidemic is under control. “This virus is not only deadly,” notes Trevor, “but it has a sick sense of humor.”

In this situation, that may be the only sense of humor anyonehas left.

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This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

Georgia's Trump supporters are not giving up. On Saturday, scores massed outside the statehouse in Atlanta, a small sea of mostly men in red MAGA hats hoisting signs hurling accusations against Joe Biden and wearing campaign tee-shirts saying "STOP the STEAL."

It barely mattered that Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had certified Biden's unexpected nearly 13,000-vote victory one day before. Also irrelevant was Georgia's unprecedented manual hand count of presidential votes on 5 million paper ballots, which was more than any 2020 swing state has done since Election Day to verify its votes.

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