The official death toll from the first two years of the COVID pandemic is about 5.4 million, but there were 14.9 million excess deaths associated with COVID by the end of 2021, according to a new @WHO report https://t.co/fQukpsPqhh pic.twitter.com/zgkWMeQ6n4
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 6, 2022
“It’s absolutely staggering what has happened with this pandemic, including our inability to accurately monitor it,” one epidemiologist said. “It shouldn’t happen in the 21st century.” https://t.co/o1i65RbwiR
— NYT Health (@NYTHealth) May 6, 2022
Unlike most of China’s coronavirus prevention measures, vaccination is not mandatory, and low uptake among the country’s most vulnerable groups is a major reason Communist Party leaders feel compelled to persist with a grueling “zero covid” approach. https://t.co/ALDxXCnov5
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 6, 2022
Beijing residents tentatively returned to work but the Chinese capital's streets were less hectic than normal, as home working was being encouraged and scores of bus and subway routes were closed https://t.co/uaoRyzqhnP pic.twitter.com/BrYETp4cBz
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 5, 2022
'How did we catch it?': spread of COVID baffles locked-down Shanghai residents https://t.co/eLBd94GHVd pic.twitter.com/OcCienzfan
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 6, 2022
China's lockdowns have left migrant workers unable to work and in dire strait. Some sleep under bridges or on construction sites.
“I have three kids. The pressure is huge,” one man, who hasn't been able to draw his $30/day wage for over a month, told me. https://t.co/jbQ2vO9R7c
— Vivian Wang (@vwang3) May 5, 2022
India’s main opposition Congress party on Friday demanded a hefty rise in compensation for the families of those who died of COVID-19, after the World Health Organization estimated the country’s toll was nearly 10 times the reported figure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has rejected the WHO estimate released on Thursday that 4.7 million people died in India as a result of the pandemic until last year, when hospitals ran out of oxygen and beds due to a record wave driven by the Delta variant.
India has reported only 524,002 COVID-19 deaths – the most after the United States and Brazil – with more than 43 million infections. Actual infections are believed to be in the hundreds of millions in the country of 1.35 billion people.
“Science doesn’t LIE. Modi does,” Congress’s second-in-command, Rahul Gandhi, said on Twitter, citing the WHO report. “Respect families who have lost loved ones.”
He asked the government to compensate the families of each person dying of COVID with 400,000 rupees ($5,213). The government currently gives 50,000 once deaths are confirmed to be from COVID…
Some Indian states, nevertheless, have agreed to compensate more families than their official tally suggests.
Modi’s home state of Gujarat, for example, has recorded around 11,000 COVID fatalities since the start of the pandemic but has approved at least 87,000 compensation claims.
Africa's top public health body urged all those purchasing COVID-19 vaccines for the continent to place orders with South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare, saying the market was key to developing vaccine manufacturing on the continent https://t.co/hJNsym5yWp pic.twitter.com/mmpe5lutVI
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 5, 2022
Additional reports of patients with long COVID who were helped by Pfizer Inc's oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid offer fresh impetus for conducting clinical trials to test the medicine for the debilitating condition, U.S. researchers said on Thursday. https://t.co/3gqMkdg2as
— Reuters Health (@Reuters_Health) May 6, 2022
Some very encouraging new data on booster durability vs Omicron severe disease out to 7 months, for age 60+https://t.co/pBrYhFpVg8 pic.twitter.com/807l7i6h0o
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) May 6, 2022
… In Pfizer’s clinical trials, about 5.6 percent of patients reported an “altered sense of taste,” called dysgeusia in the medical literature…
Still, everyone I spoke with who had experienced Paxlovid Mouth said they’d take the drug again if they were reinfected and had another bout of COVID. “It’s a hell of a lot better than a ventilator,” Wright said. She’s immunocompromised, and has taken her fair share of medicines throughout her life. “It’s not my first encounter with a medication that leaves kind of a taste in your mouth,” she told me. “But I’ve never experienced anything this extreme. This is next-level.”
Experts worried prisons weren't getting enough access to #Covid antiviral drugs to limit spread of the disease among inmate populations. But in reality, prisons used a tiny fraction of the Covid drugs they were allocated, @NicholasFlorko reports. https://t.co/x3TvqiMNld
— Helen Branswell ?? (@HelenBranswell) May 5, 2022
Monroe County, NY:
650 new cases yesterday.
We still have to deal with human nature in the 21st century, and we haven’t evolved that much after all.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health reported 1,278 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, for a cumulative reported total of 4,454,113 cases. It also reported two deaths for an adjusted cumulative total of 35,569 deaths – 0.80% of the cumulative reported total, 0.80% of resolved cases.
There are 27,454 active cases, 1,323 fewer than yesterday. 964 are in hospital. 66 confirmed cases are in ICU; of these patients, 36 confirmed cases cases are on ventilators. Meanwhile, 2,599 more patients have recovered, for a cumulative total of 4,391,090 patients recovered – 98.6% of the cumulative reported total.
1,275 new cases reported yesterday were local infections. Three new cases were imported.
The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) administered 11,121 doses of vaccine on 5th May: 1,959 first doses, 7,539 second doses, and 1,623 booster doses. The cumulative total is 70,345,153 doses administered: 27,775,478 first doses, 26,744,537 second doses, and 16,038,512 booster doses. 85.1% of the population have received their first dose, 81.9% their second dose, and 49.1% their booster dose.
Dorothy A. Winsor
We had our last covid test this morning before returning to the US tomorrow. We’ve been spitting in a test tube every morning (Who knew 2 ml of spit could be so hard to produce?). But today we had to do our own nasal swab under supervision. I’m coming down with what feels like a cold and was afraid I’d test positive for covid, but that didn’t happen, thank god. They’d have put me up in a hotel until I tested negative for enough days. I’m ready to go home.
ETA: In both Holland and France, no one on the streets was wearing masks.
@satby: Exactly. Also, too, what’s the proposed solution? It’s easy to say “this shouldn’t happen”. I feel the same way. Some possible improvements are under our control (many places are doing wastewater surveillance, for example). Others are in principle under our control but not really, such as education (to the long list of glaring problems in the US made burningly clear by the pandemic, let me add a depressingly widespread low level of education in basic science). Some things aren’t under our control. As you say, presumably these are things have to do with human nature. Saying that might sound like a cop out, but I really think you just can’t really make people do or understand some things, not 100% anyway.
I might add that “I don’t understand how that’s possible in the 21st century” is a kind of excuse I sometimes hear in Germany, too. Example: can’t get certain drugs at the pharmacy. Pharmacist: “This shouldn’t be possible here.” Answer: open your eyes: the German insurance system is based on deeply tighwad thinking. Of course all sorts of things aren’t going to be available in such a setting that “should” be available.
@satby: It is possible in the 21st century. Just look at the level of testing that gets done in various Asian countries (thinking mainly of China and Vietnam). Mass random testing. There you go. It *is* possible.
But is that what she wants? Even when numbers are really low? (Yes I realize the problem where low numbers might just be a sign of decreased testing and little measure of the actual presence/absence of the virus.) For how long? Who pays for that? How much of a pay cut are we willing to take to ensure, e.g., that we have mass testing (possibly every day)?
New Deal democrat
The 7 days average of cases in the US rose to 69,200, an increase of over 25% from one week ago. Hospital admissions rose to 16,627. Deaths were flat at 602.
There is no sign of any deceleration in new cases in either bellwether State of NY or NJ.
Globally the US and South Africa are the two bellwethers for new variants, so there is nowhere else to look for guidance. About the only hopeful news is that cases have continued to go down in the areas of upstate NYS where BA.2.12.1 was first spotted.
That last tweet ????
On 5/5 Mainland China reported 356 new domestic confirmed (189 previously asymptomatic), 4,272 new domestic asymptomatic cases, 0 domestic suspect cases, & 12 new deaths.
Guangdong Province reported 13 new domestic confirmed (6 previously asymptomatic) & 1 new domestic asymptomatic cases, all at Guangzhou, traced close contacts under centralized quarantine. 11 domestic confirmed & 2 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 158 active domestic confirmed & 43 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
Guangxi “Autonomous” Region did not report any new domestic positive cases. 8 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 1 active domestic confirmed (at Beihai) & 96 active domestic asymptomatic cases (81 at Fangchenggang & 15 at Baise) in the province.
Hunan Province reported 2 new domestic confirmed cases, 1 each at Xiangxi Prefecture & Xiangtan, both recent arrivals from elsewhere. 2 domestic confirmed cases recovered. There currently are 26 active domestic confirmed & 1 domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks. 4 sites at Shaoyang are currently at Medium Risk.
At Inner Mongolia “Autonomous” Region 4 domestic confirmed cases recovered. There currently are 42 active domestic confirmed (all at Hulun Buir) cases in the province. 4 sub-districts in Manzhouli are currently at Medium Risk.
At Tianjin Municipality 1 domestic confirmed & 1 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently is 1 active domestic asymptomatic case remaining.
Shandong Province reported 5 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 5 domestic confirmed cases recovered & 40 asymptomatic cases were released from isolation. There currently are 61 active domestic confirmed cases & 552 active asymptomatic cases in the province. As not all of the administrative divisions in the province provide data on recoveries, I cannot track the count of active cases in all of the administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
At Shanxi Province 3 domestic confirmed & 6 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 19 active domestic confirmed (18 at Taiyuan & 1 at Yuncheng) & 59 active domestic asymptomatic (58 at Taiyuan & 1 at Shuozhou) cases remaining.
Hebei Province reported 4 new domestic confirmed & 7 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 2 domestic confirmed & 91 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 13 active domestic confirmed & 415 active asymptomatic case in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
Liaoning Province reported 2 new domestic confirmed (both previously asymptomatic) & 61 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 12 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 38 active domestic confirmed & 890 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
Heilongjiang Province reported 4 new domestic confirmed cases. 43 domestic confirmed & 24 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 140 active domestic confirmed & 103 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province.
Jilin Province reported 2 new domestic confirmed (both mild) & 12 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 51 domestic confirmed & 76 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. As the province does not consistently break down recoveries by confirmed & asymptomatic cases or by jurisdictions, I can no longer track the count of active case counts in the different jurisdictions.
Beijing Municipality reported 55 new domestic confirmed (48 mild & 7 moderate) & 17 new domestic asymptomatic cases. As the city does not break down recoveries by imported vs. domestic cases, I cannot track the count of active domestic cases there. 17 sites are currently at High Risk. 31 sites are currently at Medium Risk.
Shanghai Municipality reported 245 new domestic confirmed (181 previously asymptomatic) & 4,024 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 4,065 of the new domestic positive cases were already under quarantine & 23 via screening of persons deemed at risk of exposure. There were 12 deaths (avg. 84.08 y.o., youngest at 59 y.o. & oldest at 95 y.o., all w/ a range of underlying conditions, none vaccinated). 1,390 domestic confirmed & 10,406 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 10,279 active domestic confirmed (526 serious & 95 critical) & 79,108 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the city. 13 sites are currently at Medium Risk.
At Shaanxi Province the last domestic confirmed case recovered.
Hubei Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. 3 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 2 active domestic confirmed (both mild, both at Wuhan) & 46 active domestic asymptomatic (21 at Wuhan, 10 at Ezhou, 6 each at Huanggang & Xiangyang, & 1 each at Xiaogan, Xianning & Yichang) cases in the province.
Jiangsu Province reported 1 new domestic confirmed & 47 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 4 domestic confirmed & 42 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. The currently are 20 active domestic confirmed & 333 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in each administrative division, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
At Anhui Province 1 domestic confirmed & 29 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 6 active confirmed & 131 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province.
Zhejiang Province reported 24 new domestic asymptomatic cases. As the province does not break down recoveries by imported versus domestic cases, I cannot track the count of active domestic cases there.
Fujian Province reported 1 new domestic asymptomatic case, at Fuzhou, a person coming from Shanghai on 5/2 & under centralized quarantine since. 7 domestic confirmed & 31 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 11 active domestic confirmed & 31 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks. All areas in the province are now at Low Risk.
Ürumqi in Xinjiang “Autonomous” Region did not report any new domestic positive cases. 3 domestic confirmed & 44 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 1 active domestic confirmed & 57 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the city.
Guizhou Province reported 1 new domestic confirmed (at Qiandongnan Prefecture) & 1 domestic asymptomatic (at Tongren) cases, both persons coming from Shanghai & under centralized quarantine upon arrival. There currently are 1 active domestic confirmed (at Qiandongnan Prefecture) & 2 active domestic asymptomatic (both at Tongren) case remaining.
Jiangxi Province reported 2 new domestic confirmed (both mild) & 15 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 32 domestic confirmed & 36 asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 145 active domestic confirmed & 594 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the city. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
Henan Province reported 24 new domestic confirmed & 55 new domestic asymptomatic cases. 1 domestic confirmed & 11 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 76 active domestic confirmed & 198 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
Sichuan Province did not report any new domestic positive cases. As the province does not break down recoveries by imported vs. domestic cases, I cannot track the count of active domestic cases there.
At Yinchuan in Ningxia “Autonomous” Region there currently is 1 active domestic asymptomatic case in the region.
Chongqing Municipality reported 1 new domestic confirmed case, a person coming from elsewhere on 5/1, last tested negative on 5/2. There currently are 6 active domestic confirmed & 1 active domestic asymptomatic cases remaining in the city.
At Qinghai Province 1 domestic asymptomatic case recovered. There currently are 13 active domestic confirmed & 5 active domestic asymptomatic cases in the province.
Yunnan Province reported 2 new domestic asymptomatic cases, both at Mengla County in Sipsongpanna Prefecture. 2 domestic confirmed & 8 domestic asymptomatic cases recovered. There currently are 4 active domestic confirmed & 80 active domestic asymptomatic cases remaining in the province. As the province does not break down recoveries by administrative divisions, I cannot track the count of active cases in administrative divisions, given the multiple simultaneous outbreaks.
On 5/5, Mainland China reported 18 new imported confirmed cases (0 previously asymptomatic), 68 imported asymptomatic cases, 0 imported suspect cases:
Overall in Mainland China, 1,602 confirmed cases recovered (18 imported), 10,982 asymptomatic cases were released from isolation (89 imported) & 189 were reclassified as confirmed cases (all domestic), & 41,416 individuals were released from quarantine. Currently, there are 11,515 active confirmed cases in the country (165 imported), 659 in serious/critical condition (all domestic), 111,906 active asymptomatic cases (505 imported), 1 suspect case (imported). 456,802 traced contacts are currently under centralized quarantine.
As of 5/5, 3,349.702M vaccine doses have been injected in Mainland China, an increase of 1.114M doses in the past 24 hrs.
On 5/6 Hong Kong reported 324 new positive cases, 29 imported & 295 domestic (115 via RT-PCR & 180 from rapid antigen tests), 6 deaths (1 fully vaccinated) + 5 backlogged deaths.
On 5/6, Taiwan reported 36,213 new positive cases, 45 imported & 36,168 domestic (76 moderate & 11 serious). There were 10 new deaths (age ranging from 30+ to 90+, actual dates of death between 4/29 & 5/6, all having a range of underlying conditions, 7 partially/fully vaccinated).
I was wondering why Shanghai was having such trouble even with rather extreme measures but if China was neglecting to vaccinate the old, the numbers kinda make sense.
@SiubhanDuinne: Welcome to America.
Wait a minute…
We are more than 2 years into this pandemic and people are still wearing their masks under their nose. They made an attempt but haven’t learned how to wear it properly. I don’t know why this bugs me so much. Maybe we need PSAs showing people how to put a mask on.
@SiubhanDuinne: pretty much the trifecta: racist, anti-science, greedy. Expat MAGAs???
@Dorothy A. Winsor: I had to do that for one of those Ancestry DNA tests, and I was surprised how hard it was to do when I couldn’t drink any water to stimulate saliva. I’m glad you didn’t have Covid and can’t wait to hear about your trip! Those river cruises are fantastic, aren’t they?
@VOR: They know. Christ, THEY DON’T WANT TO!
@VOR: It shocks me to see people voluntarily wearing masks doing it wrong! At this point here everyone who is wearing a mask outside of a healthcare setting is doing it voluntarily, yet I still see masks below the nose. Why????????
@satby: Then how do you explain the ones who are doing it voluntarily (because there have been no mandates here for almost a year) and still do it wrong? That’s a mystery to me.
@Soprano2: They’re doing it because someone wants them to (usually a family member) so it’s their little passive resistant display because “they caaaan’t breeeaaathe!!!”
I’ve worked throughout this entire pandemic facing the public (and at the doctor’s office) enforcing proper mask wear or refusing service if they don’t and that’s always the excuse. Always. They’re just too cowardly to go for open opposition. Edit, and after I make them wear it correctly, they try to sneak it back down as soon as they think I won’t notice. Which brings me back to my original comment on this thread. Or to be more clear: People are assholes.
@satby: True, but sometimes I see people who are by themselves and doing it wrong, like at WalMart. Those are a complete mystery to me. But yeah, for most of them it was a form of passive resistance. That’s one thing about N-95 type masks, it’s really hard to wear them wrong.
I wouldn’t mind so much if they’d be assholes in ways that didn’t threaten the lives and health of other people.
If they want to tell me my taste in clothing sucks and where did I get that haircut anyway, that may get under my skin but that’s the only consequence. Why can’t they stick to being assholes about shit like that, shit that isn’t life or death?
@Soprano2: then ask them. And come back and tell us what they say. Occam’s razor: you’re going to hear some variation of what I just told you. Even alone, if they think it makes them look less MAGA cultist because they’re wearing a mask but they really don’t want to, that’s what they do. I have two fucking years+ of personal anecdata to back me up.
@lowtechcyclist: jesus, it’s like you’ve never met “people” at all. You know, the ones who run a yellow-turning-red light, smoke around babies, drive drunk, oppose vaccines, drink 32 oz Big Gulps of pop while diabetic, sit on their asses while obese (me, IRL), etc. People. Very few of us will win gold stars for consistency of altruism IRL.
@satby: Oh, I totally believe you, living in a MAGA hellhole like I do I’ve heard all the excuses and crap about masks. Hell, some anonymous employee complained to HR about the “hostility” of the Covid cartoons I had on my door; I had to move them inside my office, so I cut several snowflakes and taped them where the cartoons used to be.
@Doug R: The relatively low vaccine uptake affects the rates of serious/critical/mortal cases, not so much transmission. Shanghai’s major mistake was failure to conduct wide area mass screenings to uncover cryptic community spread, & then locking down far too late.
Great protection against chinfluenza!
At one place where I go to get takeout pizza, there is one clerk at the register who habitually does that. It’s maddening, because the rest of the staff is very good at masking.
I should say was, because I haven’t been there in a few weeks, and who knows how it is now that America has decided that COVID is over.
Obvious Russian Troll
@satby: We have plenty of MAGA idiots here, and as you’d expect many of them are confused about what country they’re in. Some of the convoy idiots in Ottawa kept citing the first amendment. Proud Boys founder Gavin Mcinnes is originally from Canada. I see graffiti complaining about Fauci all the time.
(Non-MAGA expat in Toronto speaking.)
@Obvious Russian Troll: Speaking of Canada, in regard to the last tweet up front, is it legal there to specify preferring to rent to people of “European heritage”? It would not be legal here.
Obvious Russian Troll
@smith: Hell no. They could *try* to get away with the vaccine portion in court (although I’m skeptical it would work), but the “European descent” phrasing is completely illegal.
They sound like they’d be nightmare landlords anyway.
@Soprano2: I just want to say I greatly admire your passive aggression.
@Amir Khalid: the rapid collapse of infection over the last couple of weeks is stunningly positive news Amir, I wish continued covid decline for your Country.
@satby: I think you’re right and have to laugh thinking about my teenage son and me constantly harassing him. It goes over your nose and if you’re ever going to work in health care you better get used to it.
Cases in Erie County continue to go up average over 650 a day. I took a quick look around and we’re averaging per day many more cases than the Pittsburgh and Cleveland area. The county executive says hospitalizations are increasing but over 50% of the people admitted who have COVID weren’t admitted for COVID. This doesn’t look good but I’m hoping we’re peaking or the better weather expected here brings cases down.
I want to steal that word … anecdata applies to so many things
Here in Chicago the official infection rate is higher than it ever was during the delta surge, and due to home tests, the real case count must be much higher. No more mask mandate, though, and very few people wearing them. Gobsmacking how childish the majority of the human race proves to be: If you just wish the virus to go away, suddenly it’s gone!
I had lunch the other day with an elderly former neighbor who was complaining about how she was “Over” “Done with” Covid. She didn’t expect the virus to go away though – “If I get it now I get it, I’ll deal with it” was her take.
I read most of that tweet thread and the answers were interesting.
First, in that area some stated that is a low price, likely not ligit.
Second, it is of course racist and Canada has a law against that, as we do here. Doesn’t stop the haters of course but still illegal.
Third, many said “Just lie.” A person of color might not be able to get away with that of course but then maybe they know the right language and could fake it.
Fourth, many from Canada said it was very likely fake.
I believe it’s a protest against masks. As in “You aren’t going to stop me from breathing!’ No, they are just trying to stop themselves.
Folks, there are many jobs that required a mask other than healthcare.
I used to machine beryllium copper, which is a carcinogen and had the government in my shop and we had to wear monitors on one occasion to insure that we weren’t inhaling the manufacturing dust. N95 masks all around. For some parts of the process we had to grind the metal, which creates fine dust, the worst case. Spray painters wear masks. I wore a gas mask during certain duties in the navy. This concept that masks are some concept to suppress the intake of air is, as we all here understand is complete and utter bullshit, by people who are so ignorant that they are willing to die and kill others for their freedumb to remain completely fucking ignorant. Thank you right wing politics for that.
Covid on the rise. Page 13. No case numbers.
Here’s a nice round number, 1,000,000.
“Over Covid”? Underground.
“Over Covid”? Undercounted.
“Over Covid”? Undertaker.
in BC, rental scams are common across all sites. When you are looking to rent, the first thing you do is take the address, and enter it into the Real Estate Boards Multiple Listing Service.
About half of the places listed for rent on the various sites, ( some sites are better at playing “whack a mole” than others), are scams.
The scammers take a MLS listing of a property “for sale”, strip and swap info, post it on a rental site, ( often including the video walk through). They vary on pricing from “great deal” to “normal pricing”. The “owner” renting the property always has “reasons”, some actually have a stolen key to do a “walk through”, take first month, last month, damage deposit, online or in cash, then disappear. The renter then discovers the didn’t rent anything.
So, what better way to have the gullible self select for being scammed than adding “anti-vax Racist preferred” to the scam rental listing?