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Reaching 'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely in the U.S., ["]Experts["] Now Believe
with 4 months of "America First" Fauci vaccination DRIVE and the First 100 days of POTUS in Joe's pants, so to speak:
"People were getting confused and thinking you're never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is," he said.

"That's why we stopped using herd immunity in the classic sense," he added. "I'm saying: Forget that for a second. You vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down."

< wipes tears >
by Cat on Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 03:29:04 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 4th, 2021 at 03:55:20 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 4th, 2021 at 10:22:52 PM EST
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Derek Chauvin, 3 other former Minneapolis police officers indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd's death
The indictment, unsealed Friday, accuses Chauvin, [Thao, Kueng, and Lane] of [Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law]
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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called the federal prosecution of the four officers "entirely appropriate."

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect the civil rights of every American and to pursue justice to the fullest extent of federal law," Ellison said in a statement.

reference
18 USC 242, min-max penalties

...and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

archived Fri Apr 23rd, 2021, Sat May 2nd, 2009

by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 07:44:26 PM EST
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Judge in Chauvin Case Approves Four Aggravated Sentencing Factors
Judge Peter Cahill wrote that Chauvin abused a position of authority, treated Floyd with "particular cruelty"
No finding is made as to whether the active participation of Officers Lane, Kueng and Thao was accompanied by the intent and knowledge necessary to establish that they are "offenders" subject to criminal liability under Minn. Stat. § 609.05
Not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, he wrote, was the state's contention that Floyd's intoxication or the restraints Chauvin and fellow officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao used on him rendered hi "particularly vulnerable."
eh?
The ruling opens Chauvin up to a sentence as high as 30 years. If Cahill had decided that none of the factors applied, Chauvin would have faced a maximum of 15 [?!] years from his state-court convictions.
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Any federal sentence he may receive would be served concurrently [?!] with his state sentence.
by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 08:42:26 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 11:31:02 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 11:51:33 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 09:36:36 PM EST
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post-capitalism
"This is a complex issue with a remarkably sophisticated understanding by the public. The tension is as follows: On one hand you have the need to protect the intellectual property rights of the scientists and companies that brought about the fastest vaccine in history, and will likely need to produce new versions of the shot even faster to battle evolving strains," Dritan Nesho, chief researcher and CEO of HarrisX, told Hill.TV.

"On the other hand there's the need to save lives, reaching global heard immunity and providing access to the vaccine as broadly and equitably as as possible," Nesho continued.

by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 09:50:05 PM EST
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I hear you, I hear you ... heard immunity ?
by Oui on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 10:09:52 PM EST
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archived Windsor millennial media empire
by Cat on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 03:50:53 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 03:07:59 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 20th, 2021 at 12:08:53 AM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 21st, 2021 at 11:16:01 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 11:01:51 AM EST
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Westchesterese for "fight me, NYC".
by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 05:44:54 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 25th, 2021 at 03:37:16 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 19th, 2021 at 09:31:47 PM EST
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