20200331: CoronaCRISIS/ China Virus Daily Thread

For the time being, given our national emergency, we are switching to DAILY COVID-19/China Virus threads instead of weekly threads. Your comments and updates are most welcome. PLEASE continue to post your valuable information, hard source links, and local observations within these Daily Threads. Additionally, we will try to include links to government and official pressers, so those who no longer have cable can remain informed.

Thank you Flep, for the transcript link to presser: Here is the transcript from yesterday’s press briefing: https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-remarks-by-president-trump-vice-president-pen-1842617556

We’ll get through this crisis, together. As a group, there is probably no one better prepared than we are.

For our newcomers: The Q Tree community has been diligent in covering the threat of Coronavirus, COVID19, Wuhan FLU. We started accumulating information about this virus in mid-late January, in what became almost weekly threads. We’ve been weeks, if not months, ahead of MSM outlets to vet rumors and other medical papers, etc.

Primary Update Links:

In our past weekly threads, we assembled information on the following:

  • Primary update links. The dashboard from Johns Hopkins which counts “official” cases all over the world, the CDC, and WHO, and includes the links for our past threads.
  • Hard Data Medical Information- Explanation about testing, reliance on China for drugs, analysis of NE Journal of Medicine results and other published papers.
  • Vaccine and theraputics (new/old drugs to alleviate symptoms) news and updates 
  • Trump Administration response (the timeline and links to various agencies)
  • China Responses, timelines, research, attempt to cover actions, or secrecy in results discovered.
  • An aggregate of info/responses from other countries, listed by country.
  • Economic impact from around the world. A change in economic activity will indicate a “return to normal”.
  • Speculation/debunking on how the virus started
  • Media Bias, political response, and debunking section, like the article from AP News, overt bias from Politico, inflammatory headlines, etc.  
  • Other medical info to boost immune system, herbal remedies, ways to keep your house clean and NOT spread the virus to others. Excellent information to incorporate into daily lifestyle.
  • Hard links for OTHER valuable sources/blogs and a brief sentence or two about what they provide
  • Other news items

Our weekly updates. timelines, collection of valuable information, can be found here:

Please try to keep your sense of humor during this National Emergency, and remember, patience is a virtue.

Love to all!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
477 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

michaelh

Thanks for sharing your blueberry muffins!!!
You are so willing to pitch in for all of us!comment image

ForGodandCountry

DP sharing her muffins, eh?
It’s always prim and proper ones. 😏

Deplorable Patriot

Daughn, actually, is the muffin lady.

ForGodandCountry

My bad. Its so easy to mix you two up sometimes.🙃🤓🤗

ForGodandCountry

That’s meant as a compliment to bof yall, btw. 🙂

michaelh

Resharing from the prior thread – so it didn’t get lost:

michaelh

(again)
LIFELOG (“FaceBook” (sic)) group of the COVID-19 Survivor Corps
*https://www.facebook.com/groups/COVID19survivorcorps/
Public Group
DESCRIPTION
Over the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. will be stricken with COVID-19. The vast majority of them will survive and will have developed immunity to COVID-19. By mobilizing individuals and directing them to those in need, this effort could bring about lifesaving services and support to individuals and communities in need, keep essential businesses operating and help get people back to work, and foster a spirit of togetherness that is urgently needed to weather this crisis longer-term.
GROUP TYPE
General
About every third comment someone is saying they had it in December or January.
People posting a lot of their firsthand experiences.
Example: rash as an uncommon symptom of COVID-19.
Has not been shut down . . . yet . . .

TheseTruths

It’s a good idea. I would exercise a little caution, though. I’m not sure how people can know they had it in December and January. I had something in December but have no idea whether it was mild COVID-19 or something else. It seems that we need antibody tests before assuming people are immune. Also, do we know that one is immune from newer, mutated strains if they have had a different strain?

wolfmoon1776

On the first part, I agree. It’s rough to know without antibody testing. Can’t really be certain, without lasting shortness of breath, which is a pretty dead give-away.
I’m pretty confident now that I had it, b/c of (1) the shortness of breath, (2) the Iranian connection, and (3) Sylvia’s case presented almost exactly like mine, every step of the way, and she tested positive, and used the same treatments I used (vitamin C being important).
I will bet you had it, but w/o shortness of breath, you need testing for sure.
NOW – the good news on mutation. It is now believed that the strains don’t mutate as much as flu. Thus, it is believed that vaccines will be more like measles or chickenpox – they won’t need updating. ONE VACCINE will protect against all varieties of this bug.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8164235/US-coronavirus-Map-shows-eight-strains-raced-world.html

TheseTruths

Very good news!

michaelh

FWIW I’m interested in the feel of the public discussion, not so much the rigor of the data.

wolfmoon1776

It’s designed to give CIA a way to control survivor discussion.
I will have no part of it.

michaelh

I agree, no intent to participate. At the same time I do need to observe and understand what other people are seeing vis-a-vis FB filtering, since that is going to affect their understanding and response.

Deplorable Patriot

I’d like to see more research on this one.
https://twitter.com/LadyQanuck/status/1244840422318510084
Was the winter flu vaccine pre-designed to promote a Coronavirus epidemic?
A study published in the Journal ‘Vaccine’ on Jan 10th, it was found that US Military personnel who were given the flu vaccine had a 36% increased chance of contracting coronavirus

ForGodandCountry

It wouldn’t really be a Plannedemic without a booster shot, would it?

Deplorable Patriot

You have a point.
And people think I’m nuts for refusing to get them.

ForGodandCountry

Really? I don’t get them either. I stopped years ago after having gotten one and then getting the a bad flu 2 months later.
Me: “Wtf?”
Doc: “They only cover what’s predicted to be the most common flu of the season.”
Me: “So you’re saying you are gambling with my body like a Guinea pig, eh? Later, sawbones.”

Deplorable Patriot

I’ve never had a flu shot. It doesn’t matter if you get the shot or not, you’re going to catch stuff if you’re not careful, and if the people around you are not careful.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my best defense is to spend enough time in the sun during the summer to build up vitamin D stores, and get plenty of sleep along with a pretty strict diet.

ForGodandCountry

My strategy has been washing hands, watching what I touch, wiping everything down, etc.
But you knew that already.
My posts from last fall and early winter seem prophetic in hindsight.

Deplorable Patriot

Yes.

TheseTruths

“I’ve never had a flu shot.”
Me neither. I’ve had hospitalized relatives who were pressured to have a pneumonia vaccine, too.

Deplorable Patriot

My dad gets pneumonia shots, but then he had it a few years back. Something viral. Fortunately for my mom, it was parent-teacher conference day, so she really didn’t need to be at school, and left word she would be in touch with the parents she needed to see.

grandmaintexas

Same. Mom twice in the hospital with pneumonia and had long bouts with bronchitis. Always swore the vaccine was making things better. Had NEVER had bronchitis or pneumonia before.

Gingersmom2009

Never had one either, have never had the flu. And I was a music teacher for 25 years. (mass quantities of kids 🙄)

Brave and Free

I never got them (had the flu once before getting any flu shot) until they would push them like crazy on us at work so I was getting them regularly for a few years, then I found out (we) the company I worked for was making lots of $$$ off of it. Kind of opened my eyes to the money aspect of it. Plus all the crap that’s in them made me think twice about them. Have felt great ever since.

Gail Combs

If you read this carefully it says the WRONG ‘Flu shot’ MAKES THE CHINESE CORONA CRUD WORSE!
Evaluation of Antibody-Dependent Enhancement of SARS-CoV Infection in Rhesus Macaques Immunized with an Inactivated SARS-CoV Vaccine

….Generally, virus-specific antibodies play important roles in the control of viral infections. However, the presence of specific antibodies can be beneficial for infection in case of some viruses including flaviviruses, CoVs, and retroviruses (de Alwis et al. 2014; Jolly and Weiss 2000; Takano et al. 2008). Vaccine-induced enhancement of susceptibility to SARS-CoV has been documented.….

You can look at this article on Dengue Fever for an explanation.
Antibody-Dependent Enhancement

After a person is infected with dengue, they develop an immune response to that dengue subtype. The immune response produced specific antibodies to that subtype specific surface proteins that prevents the virus from binding to macrophage cells (the target cell that dengue viruses infect) and gaining entry. However, if another subtype of dengue virus infects the individual, the virus will activate the immune system to attack it as if it was the first subtype. The immune system is tricked because the four subtypes have very similar surface antigens. The antibodies bind to the surface proteins but do not inactivate the virus. The immune response attracts numerous macrophages, which the virus proceeds to infect because it has not been inactivated. This situation is referred to as Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) of a viral infection. This makes the viral infection much more acute. The body releases cytokines that cause the endothelial tissue to become permeable which results in Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and fluid loss from the blood vessels…

We already know the problem with the Chinese Corona Crud is a cytokine storm!
March 16 2010 — LANCET: COVID-19: consider cytokine storm syndromes and immunosuppression
*https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30628-0/fulltext

….Accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome. We recommend identification and treatment of hyperinflammation using existing, approved therapies with proven safety profiles to address the immediate need to reduce the rising mortality.
Current management of COVID-19 is supportive, and respiratory failure from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the leading cause of mortality.2 Secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) is an under-recognised, hyperinflammatory syndrome characterised by a fulminant and fatal hypercytokinaemia with multiorgan failure…

GA/FL

“Study of flu vaccine and its effect on incidence of viral respiratory illness.”
Vaccine. 2020 Jan 10;38(2):350-354. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.10.005. Epub 2019 Oct 10.
Abstract
PURPOSE:
Receiving influenza vaccination may increase the risk of other respiratory viruses, a phenomenon known as virus interference. Test-negative study designs are often utilized to calculate influenza vaccine effectiveness. The virus interference phenomenon goes against the basic assumption of the test-negative vaccine effectiveness study that vaccination does not change the risk of infection with other respiratory illness, thus potentially biasing vaccine effectiveness results in the positive direction. This study aimed to investigate virus interference by comparing respiratory virus status among Department of Defense personnel based on their influenza vaccination status. Furthermore, individual respiratory viruses and their association with influenza vaccination were examined.
RESULTS:
We compared vaccination status of 2880 people with non-influenza respiratory viruses to 3240 people with pan-negative results. Comparing vaccinated to non-vaccinated patients, the adjusted odds ratio for non-flu viruses was 0.97 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.86, 1.09; p = 0.60). Additionally, the vaccination status of 3349 cases of influenza were compared to three different control groups: all controls (N = 6120), non-influenza positive controls (N = 2880), and pan-negative controls (N = 3240). The adjusted ORs for the comparisons among the three control groups did not vary much (range: 0.46-0.51).
CONCLUSIONS:
Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season.
Receipt of influenza vaccination was not associated with virus interference among our population. Examining virus interference by specific respiratory viruses showed mixed results. Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus; however, significant protection with vaccination was associated not only with most influenza viruses, but also parainfluenza, RSV, and non-influenza virus coinfections.”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31607599

GA/FL

Wonder where the flu vaccine/s in this tests were developed and manufactured?

singingsoul1

DP
“Was the winter flu vaccine pre-designed to promote a Coronavirus epidemic?”
__________________________________________________________________
That has bothered me the moment the nurse told me “that the new flu was for 65 ad over and has a little extra protection in it.”
My instinct was alerted and I almost did not take the shot.
Something was not right with this new flu shot I can feel it . How does one explain instinctively knowing?
The China virus kills older people, older people who took the special flu shot?
Maybe I make to much of it.

Alison

Singing Soul. I’m with you re: when/why now skeptical. I will never get a flu shot again. Nor the Bilk Gates China vaccine – no matter WHO develops it.

Gail Combs

There are papers (I posted above) that show the WRONG SARS-COV vaccine WILL make the Chinese Corona Crud DEADLY!
So no your feelling was not wrong.
I do not take the flu shots and never have. I am around 20 to 100 or more DIFFERENT Children every weekend and many are illegals (I think) Despite this I generally do not get sick. BUT I have never smoked and am a fanatic about taking vitamins. I also get a lot of sunshine = vit D.
I have four or five of the CDC listed co-morbidites.

michaelh

Dispatches from the Frontcomment image
I do want to point out, since some people are starting to notice Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite of USACE. I can tell you from ground reports that even though USACE is an incredible engineering organization and getting it done, that the organization is thick and infested with one of the worst viruses on the planet: Deep State Resistors.
Fortunately most of the employees are engineers, including a large force of civilian white collar engineers. Where the worst corruption is the management parts of the organization and the subversive military components. They love to hold things up in bidding with process and red tape, like they’ve been doing with the wall, and like they did in Puerto Rico. In the end, it will mostly be private industry that executes on the contracts.
If they align efforts in a common fight great things can be done. But the resistance elements can stall projects back for months or even longer when they are politically motivated to do it.

ForGodandCountry

QUOTE:
“Beware of Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite. A review of his social media shows a strong political alignment with team “resistance“.”
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/30/lt-general-semonite-discusses-coronavirus-mitigation-effort/comment image

Deplorable Patriot

I’m starting to see a lot of tweets like this. This guy claims to be in Cincinnati. My guess is the stay at home orders are having an effect on more than just the bug we’re trying to suppress. People are being more careful. The flu numbers have gone flat, etc. NYC is a different story, but the rest of us…. Oh, and the comments are interesting.

ForGodandCountry

Wait…..I keep hearing we are still weeks away from the worst of it.
What am I missing?

wolfmoon1776

Criticality! I called it!
Covid-19 boringly non-critical in most places, but horrifyingly critical in some. And we moderated it enough in the critical zones that people will start calling “Y2K” on the whole thing.
https://twitter.com/WOLFM00N/status/1239737046501113859
Full story:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/chicom-19-as-a-4gw-bioweapon/
We should expect DIFFERENT EXTREMA (both dates and manners) all over the United States, as well as all over the world.

wolfmoon1776

HQZ/AZM/Zn changed EVERYTHING. Seriously. The drug combo saved THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS – maybe millions by the time this is done.

ForGodandCountry

You have no idea how much I hope this is true!

wolfmoon1776

I think part of it is shutting down the virus production. Not only does the drug combo SAVE the one person you give it to, but it shuts down their virus factory in 24-48 hours, with continuous decrease during that time. It means they become far less likely to infect anybody else.
We have really underestimated the value of therapeutics in the most communicable diseases, because we’ve never had any that shut down viral production so well. An now we know why zinc REALLY WORKS against colds.
This hasn’t just been a victory for US – it’s been a victory for science. DESPITE FAKE NEWS, MADE IN CHINA.

ForGodandCountry

God’s grace and mercy at work, my friend!

wolfmoon1776

Amen!

michaelh

And of course academic self-selection bias.
There’s little to no money (read: pharma grant money) in researching effectiveness of supplements or existing medication, ie. zinc. Interest peaks when there is a problem and money takes a back seat as a research driver.

Gingersmom2009

That Giuliani interview with Dr Zelenko in Kiryas Joel (Orange County, NY) says it all. It’s 40 minutes and Rudy asks him everything – and he explains it in great detail. I’m sure that link has been posted here.

wolfmoon1776

That was a great interview. Here it is again, just in case people haven’t seen it.

Gail Combs

The Trump Protocol shuts it down to a dribble in three days and to just about nothing in FIVE!comment image
Once someone is immune, you slow the spread. (This may already be happening because the infection started in December/January.)comment image

TheseTruths

I don’t know about the coronavirus surge, but I think hospitals are less busy because people are staying home and not taking the risks they would normally take. Maybe there are fewer auto accidents, knife fights, police shootouts, and the like. (Just a theory; I have not seen any stats.) And, as you point out, people are being more careful and are not getting illnesses like the flu.
This doesn’t affect patient numbers, but many hospitals are limiting visitors or disallowing them altogether. That cuts down on a lot of traffic and activity.

wolfmoon1776

Yup. And I think this demonstrates the abuse of hospital emergency rooms, frankly. Throw out some “scare people away”, and only the REAL emergencies show up.

Teagan

Definitely, Wolfman! As mentioned before, I had three visits to our local hospital since December to get steroid shots (only place I could get them….@$859 per visit!!) and it was quite an education to sit in the triage/waiting room. It really is almost social club for many…they bring their families, know everyone else waiting, and there’s very little, if any, angst as you might expect in an ER, etc. The “real” emergencies, via ambulance or doctor-ordered pre- admission are taken through another entrance so basically these are non-life threatening visits.
Abuse of the ER……most assuredly.

SteveInCO

ERs are largely for people who don’t have a regular doctor, and thanks to the law that says you MUST be treated no matter what, many poorer people (not just illegals, but them too), show up when their kids come down with the sniffles.

SteveInCO

Whatever happened to clinics?

Teagan

My next door neighbor is an ER doc at our local hospital but also has 3 children under age 6. She requested minimal work days because of the possibility of infecting her children , but it really hasn’t been an issue because they haven’t gotten one Coronavirus patient yet.

singingsoul1

My county is all clean no China virus. They say it is closer to Cleveland , Akron and Cincinnati.
Doctor center across the street from me is busy. Lows is open have not gone there because I hear people do not give 6 feet space.

SteveInCO

Although March 29 had a low US fatality count, March 30 set a record of 573, and based on what I saw yesterday, that will be adjusted upwards. If it gets adjusted to 660 (quite possible, the numbers from the day before were increased by about a hundred) we’re back on the original projected path. Let’s hope not.
My second post from yesterday:
The site that Birx touted has been updated sometime this morning, so I’ll show what changed in [square brackets] also known as Q’s kill brackets.
for the 24th (Tue) 154 people are recorded to have died. [Unchanged]
for the 25th (Wed) the projection was 212 (195-228) [Now says 230 people DID die]
for the 26th (Thu) the projection was 273 (248-300) [Now says 266 people DID die]
for the 27th (Fri) the projection was 348 (310-392) [Now says 384 people DID die]
for the 28th (Sat) the projection was 437 (380-508) [Now says 429 people DID die]
for the 29th (Sun) the projection was 542 (461-648) [Now says 439 people DID die]
for the 30th (Mon) the projection was 660 (544-815) [The projection has been changed to 607 (557-659), which is good news!]
further dates which I did not capture last night, so I can’t see changes made since then.
for the 31st (Tue) projection 722 (644-804)
for the 1st (Wed) projection 846 (728-970)
for the 2nd (Thu) projection 981 (819-1155)
for the 3rd (Fri) projection 1121 (899-1355)
for the 4th (Sat) projection 1284 (975-1575)
for the 5th (Sun) projection 1412 (1048-1788)
The peak is expected to be on April 15: 2265 (1,212-3428). If the high end of the range is followed, the peak will be a couple of days later , if the low end is followed, the peak will be earlier.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AS OF NOW:
The projections shown as of last night (the ones I originally posted) turned out to be pretty solid, with the actual numbers zig-zagging across the “most likely” line (which tells me they did a good job of prediction), EXCEPT for Sunday. However, I’ve seen the reported deaths for Sunday climb since last night; I think there is some lag in the reporting. It hasn’t changed in several hours (still 439, though worldmeters shows 363) so it’s probably good now.
We now have a number for the 30th which is inside (but on the lower half) of the projected range. Since the Sunday number got increased before noon yesterday, I expect the monday number to be increased as well.

MAGA Mom

rate of increase per day slowed. been fiddling with the numbers (yes, i think it is fun and interesting to number crunch) but can’t do tonight. went to 20% and then 17% and yestserday had to have been 15ish
mitigation is working and the percentage of increase is lowering significantly. good President Trump has taken strong measures re travel bans and shut down – working!

SteveInCO

Curve flattening, yes! But it is still the case that things get worse before they get better.

MAGA Mom

True. I guess I post here assuming that we can all remember that multiple things can be true at one time and one thing is not the full picture.
We are seeing improvement and great news … but that doesn’t mean that it is over, that all crisis has been averted or that there never was a coming crisis. The good news is the projections are improving *Because* of the actions we are all taking + the outcomes of the surge are Hugely improving *because* of all of the prep that the shutdown time has given time to make happen. And the meds, the Trump Treatment … revolutionary on this issue.
Good News doesn’t mean there is no bad news. I guess I have accepted the reality of the situation and so improvements from there are all good news but don’t negate the existing reality, even if it is improved.
Been thinking/mulling that I post here more has a open source info share and brainstorming v. thinking in full picture or in terms of messaging. Never thought to post in terms of messaging or within the framework of an Overton Window.
Plan B for my life – public policy, specifically within the DOI. I thought Lasswell’s The Decision Process was a challenging & informative but fun read. Never thought to communicate or message here. And I never wanted to be in public communications or even elected politics. Never wanted to communicate directly with the public. Research, policy, etc., not communications or direct dealing with the public. Let me be the nerd researcher and someone else be the people person!
Been thinking about that as my posts were labeled “fear mongering” and “worst case” when they clearly weren’t.
They were realistic based on the conditions and just sharing why President Trump was doing what he was doing (as well as state/local govs and healthcare systems, etc.)
But my posts were the worst case being posted here and they were among the few focused on the projections as many others were discussing “today’s” numbers and how they didn’t match the actions being taken, etc.
(Plan A – housewife. So, when surrounded by laundry, dishes, another meal to cook, a child and husband forgetting to be appreciative at times…living my dream! 🙂 & grateful! …usually ha)

MAGA Mom

True. I guess I post here assuming that we can all remember that multiple things can be true at one time and one thing is not the full picture.
We are seeing improvement and great news … but that doesn’t mean that it is over, that all crisis has been averted or that there never was a coming crisis. The good news is the projections are improving *Because* of the actions we are all taking + the outcomes of the surge are Hugely improving *because* of all of the prep that the shutdown time has given time to make happen. And the meds, the Trump Treatment … revolutionary on this issue.
Good News doesn’t mean there is no bad news. I guess I have accepted the reality of the situation and so improvements from there are all good news but don’t negate the existing reality, even if it is improved.
Been thinking/mulling that I post here more has a open source info share and brainstorming v. thinking in full picture or in terms of messaging. Never thought to post in terms of messaging or within the framework of an Overton Window.
Plan B for my life – public policy, specifically within the DOI. I thought Lasswell’s The Decision Process was a challenging & informative but fun read. Never thought to communicate or message here. And I never wanted to be in public communications or even elected politics. Never wanted to communicate directly with the public. Research, policy, etc., not communications or direct dealing with the public. Let me be the nerd researcher and someone else be the people person!
Been thinking about that as my posts were labeled “fear mongering” and “worst case” when they clearly weren’t.
They were realistic based on the conditions and just sharing why President Trump was doing what he was doing (as well as state/local govs and healthcare systems, etc.)
But my posts were the worst case being posted here and they were among the few focused on the projections as many others were discussing “today’s” numbers and how they didn’t match the actions being taken, etc.
(Plan A – housewife. So, when surrounded by laundry, dishes, another meal to cook, a child and husband forgetting to be appreciative at times…living my dream! 🙂 & grateful! …usually ha)

SteveInCO

I’d be interested on your take on what Prog Rex wrote, below.

MAGA Mom

At some point, one has to realize that no facts will change a person’s opinion and I do not post to debate (doesn’t mean I won’t) but to share info and to synergize. I don’t have a dog in the fight…just after truth, facts, reality. Think of this blog as crowdsourcing info and going deeper, better informed, broader on the issues…that is why I post and why I read.
Been interesting to learn more about people – who they function and how they react, what they need and what they prefer as their worldview and to handle what life brings us. Left brained/right brained, ok with unknowns/need unifying theory of explanation, assimilating different facts at once…emotional reaction to facts, differences in dealing with the unknown.
Yes, we speak up, offer countering facts, reports, points of view, correct misinformation, try to explain..but at some let them alone to deal with it how they need to deal with it. I have no wish to fight. Do that enough with Dems on social media! 🙂

SteveInCO

A large part of what he had to say this time wasn’t about the future course of this, but rather how it’s affecting his (and many others’) lives and whether this is even constitutional. He does have a point, there. I do think a lot of petty tyrants in governors’ offices are pushing. (Whether or not this is Part Of Trump’s Plan isn’t really relevant for the constitutional issues). And I suspect at this point we COULD re-open everything but the hot spots, while still urging people to do social distancing.

MAGA Mom

also answered some below as the stats/understanding of the curve are off too

MAGA Mom

Fed v. State Gov….President Trump is working very hard to make sure that most of the “orders” are coming from state/county/city gov v. fed gov.
This is actually strengthening state/county/city gov v. strengthening fed gov which is what the Dems and any GOPe POTUS would be doing. I am actually delighted with how few “orders” have come from fed gov. Guidelines & recommendations, yes, and based on those most local gov’s, business and organizations are basing their decisions…but that is still not fed gov “orders”.
Constitutional issues re state/county/city gov are much different.
My opinion – but not interesting in getting into the weeds on this one. will let others work that out.

prognosticatasaurusrex

The only problem I have with these numbers, is that it is MASSIVELY skewed by ONE location (NY city and surrounding)
We are shutting down the ENTIRE country based on ORIGINAL projections from a guy that has ALREADT had to revise DOWN his doom by FIFTY TIMES. NY, is an OUTLIER.
While it is BAD there, and there should RIGHTLY be precautions, quarantines, etc. There simply is NO reason to believe the original projections on 99.99% of the rest of the country. Fauchi, is the one at FAULT in this, he and Birx have convinced Trump the original numbers are true, and are using (conveniently) the outlier to prove the point.
There is simply NO WAY that Italy, and china, who were “supposedly” 2 weeks, and a month ahead of us in the “curve” can be OVER their hum, but WE must wait an ADDIONAL 2 weeks, when WE outside NY, have NOT seen the numbers anywhere CLOSE to the “predicted”
Look, I understand CAUTION, I get it. But HERE is my problem.
MANY MORE people will have their lives DESTROYED by the total shutdown, than EVER will this virus. There was simply NO reason to do as we did. we went FULL tilt from the jump. We SHOULD have rightly quarantined the SICK and the ELDERLY, those MOST affected. and THEN adjusted UP as and IF necessary.
We did NOT, we gave POWER to little Napoleons, who are DAILY taking MORE freedoms. Mins just yesterday THREATENED JAIL TIME for ANYONE that traveled out of state, no matter WHERE, and THEN a MANDATORY quarantine upon RETURN, weather symptomatic or NOT.
I asked just HOW this little dictator was going to do it, and guess…via CELL PHONE ping.
Gee, how VERY Nazi of them. I guess the Gestapo will need to see my “papers” and will be checking them with the SS.
Do NOT laugh, do NOT downplay that, or think it is an overreaction. This USED to be a Constitution Republic. for 240 plus years. We USED to have rights as Americans. Those included, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There were ALSO protections AGAINST illegal searches, seizures, and those include UNLAWFUL sequester. That means we as Americans, have the RIGHT to be stupid, reckless, and even risk sickness and even DEATH, so long as it is NOT unlawful.
And THERE my friend is the RUB. What they are doing IS unlawful, and they are using a “health crisis” as the vehicle to do MORE and MORE. There is a VERY good f’n reason Trump issued GUIDELINES, and NOT LAWS. Because to try and do a LAW that limited freedoms, even IF reckless, stupid, or even immoral to OURSELVES, is UN CONSTITUTIONAL, and they DAMN WELL know it.
The PROBLEM they have created, in the name of “public health” is that they SHREEDED individuals rights and FREEDOM. They COULD do this IF one was SICK. BUT, if people are NOT sick, they have NO right to do what they are doing, and it is BLATANTLY unconstitutional. We have a RIGHT to assume our OWN risk, and they, by LAW, cannot stop it.
At least, not till NOW. They are TESTING each and EVERY one of us to SEE what we will WILLINGLY give up. They are talking out their ASSES, and using phrases like “we don’t want to HAVE to do X if you don’t COMPLY” And things like ” do it for the MOST vulnerable, and as you patriotic DUTY. My ASS.
They are doing this to SEE how FAR they can get BEFORE we the people say WAIT, what the actual FUCK, and PUSHBACK…HARD.
They ALREADY tried to outlaw gun sales, and THAT was a bridge too far, they were SUED, and relented.
My, point is this. They ALREADY should have been SUED to stop the ILLEGAL shuttering of PRIVATE businesses, not Government, NOT public, PRIVATE. Yet we sat there, and we SIT here, fiddling, while MANY more peoples lives will be FOREVER ruined, and NEVER get back what they lost.
The stimulus was not a stop gap, it was a BRIBE. A we are sorry we f’d you, take this piddly $3000, and this loan, and boom, everything is hunky dory. NO. It isn’t.
$3000 will pay exactly TWO of my employees for ONE check. They do not WANT unemployment, and that hassle, they want to WORK, as do I. I invest a great deal of MONEY and more importantly TIME and SWEAT equity in building my business, and our little Napoleon, with the stroke of a pen, SHUT IT. Did my UTILITIES stop? NO, did my RENT stop? NO, did MY CREDITORS stop? NO. Did my INSURANCE stop? NO. ALL these things CONTINUE, and GROW, while the till is closed. a LOAN is a BANDAID. It will NOT bring back the clientele, and it will NOT stop the bill collecting of my business NOR my personal life.
Unless you own a POS (point of service) business, I own TWO, and BOTH are shut, you have NO idea the DAMAGE done. I will most likely have to SHUTTER one of the 2 PERMANENTLY, all for a PROJECTION, and MY OWN ASSSUMED risk, that the Government thinks I am too stupid to assume.
IF they want to impress me, let THEM go from x amount to ZERO per day week, and month. I bet THEN this would end so fast it would make your head spin. This INCLUDES Trump. I have been his BIGGEST proponent, and fan, but he was SNOWED, and went AGAINST his gut, which was to open by Easter. He is listening to Fauchi, who ADMITTEDLY, is NOT using FACTS on the ground, but based his recommendations on the Imperial college projections.
Now, I will END my rant on these points. WHO is going to PAY for all the damage done, PERMANENT damage? Do they THINK that they can NANNY state this away? Say, sorry, but we were being cautious for YOUR own good. They DON’T get to decide what is OUR own good, WE do, or DID in America. What happens NEXT time? Do they THINK they can do this EVERY time a new and unknow virus kills people? We will NEVER be allowed out again, we CANNOT live in FEAR., that is NOT living, and it sure is HELL is not the American way. We did not ASK for them to do this, they simply DID it. and they went FULL tilt from the start.
Told me ALL I needed to know. This is a TEST, and the dem and MSM reactions, political plays, and attacks PROVE IT. We are FAILING it. They WILL do this again my friends. They WILL keep you in FEAR, CONSTANT FEAR, to get what they want. Don’t believe me? WAIT FOR IT.
Trump may not abuse this process, I really think he was and IS mislead. But WHAT happens when HE is GONE? They have their precedent, we are SCREWED.
The ONLY question is WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS\, now and in the FUTURE, and I do NOT mean the virus. Viruses com, and viruses GO, they happen ALL the time, and people get sick, and yes sometimes they DIE. But we cannot let them open the Pandora’s box they have cracked open, it will NEVER end. Go ahead, KID yourself, call me a kook, but watch, I see the premise, I see the GLEE and the LUST that these Governors, MSM, and health officials have, they are POWER DRUNK, and if you watch you to will SEE IT.
How do we put the toothpaste BACK in the tube. THAT is what ALL of us should be MORE worried about than this virus. There is MORE to life than FEAR. Fear of death is WOSE than death itself. We as Americans have NEVER been afraid like they made us NOW. NEVER, not in 1776, not in 1789, not in 1918, not in 1934-44. Why are we NOW?
Prospective time. More Americans die EACH day from automobile accidents, do we OUTLAW cars? More Americans DIED in 2 HOURS on Sept 11 2001 than now. More Americans die from smoking, heart diseases, and slips trips and falls. Do we OUTLAW liquor? do we OUTLAW tobacco? Do we OUTLAW fatty foods? Do we OUTLAW clumsiness? WHERE does it end.
Think of this. They accomplished MORE in destroying the Constitution and America in THREE weeks than Hitler did in WW2, MORE than the USSR did in fifty years of cold war, and MORE than Barack Obama did in 8 years of tyranny.
You all go on living in FEAR, keep letting them take and take, more of your freedoms. Keep watching their fear tote board, looking at projections, and watching the fearmongers FEAR PORN you 24/7. I am going to REOPEN my businesses the day after Easter. People can come or not, and they can TRY and arrest me, take my license or whatever else. They can lock me down, but I am NOT going to let fear dictate me anymore. I will be cautious and take precautions, and if it is God’s will I get it and die, then that was his WILL. But I am NOT going to go down in FEAR, lose everything I worked for so hard, and SACRIFICED so much for, because of FEAR. I am going to LIVE my life, and I am going to live as an AMEROICAN, bold and UNAFRAID. IF they arrest me, I will fight them, I will SUE their ASSES of, someone has to. If I lose, at least I TRIED.

pgroup

Rex, you are right. But you already knew you are right. Let’s hope that your message is as virulent and contagious as that stupid commie virus.

prognosticatasaurusrex

Thank you for that. Sorry about the rant, VERY frustrated. Common sense has LEFT the building in this, along with our freedoms. I HOPE they come back.

mollypitcher5

Agree 100%…

Teagan

Send this to the White House….hopefully someone will read it and pass it along.

prognosticatasaurusrex

I wish, SOMEONE needs to shale this country awake

SteveInCO

It’s true the Founding Fathers didn’t put plague exceptions into the Bill of Rights.
I wasn’t there to talk to them about it but I suspect if I were to hop into a time machine, go back, and ask, they would say it was a state level issue. And back in the 1780s and 1790s very little of the Constitution constrained the states; some powers were taken from the states and assigned to the Federal government, but absolutely NOTHING else was forbidden to the states.
Some states continued to have established churches well into the 1800s in spite of the first amendment, because the Bill of Rights wasn’t considered as applying to the states at all. The fourteenth amendment and some supreme court rulings changed that; over time more and more of the BOR has been applied to the states.
The states were considered to have something called the “police power” to maintain order, mandate cleanliness, protect the public health, etc. so epidemic responses were up to them.
And still are.
So the founding fathers would look at what your tyrant, and my tyrant, are doing and said, “Not a federal issue.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t some sort of push for a constitutional amendment to deal with it, and I would be even less surprised if some of the proposed solutions don’t turn out to be horrors.
Any GOOD solution, however, would have to contemplate the possibility of a truly BAD disease like Ebola getting in and running rampant unless we do everything we have done today, and more.

prognosticatasaurusrex

But Steve, as I said, I have NO problem with quarantining the SICK, all legal, in the interest of public health and safety.
They are doing this to the HEALTHY, and UN SICK in the name of “protecting the elderly. NOT their job to ASSUME my risk, or “protect ME from MYSELF.
That is some SERIOUS Nazi, and communist nanny state shit, ESPECIALLY the tracking, and threatening of CITIZENS who are HEALTHY from doing ANYTHING.
IMHO, they would and WILL face serious LEGAL repercussions for this. It is ILLEGAl, and the use of the work “guidelines” is the TELL.
I come from a background of government “weasel words” There is a HUGE distinction between “should” and MUST., between SHALL and COULD. Between CAN and CANNOT.
Rush speculated today, coincidentally, HOW this ENDS. What does the END look like, and HOW does it START. No, I did NOT talk to him, and I am NOT related or him LOL.
I think I finally HAVE the answer. ONE of two things WILL end this. ONE is easy, the other is HARD.
One, the numbers DRAMATICALLY improve, BEFORE even EASTER, and the MSM cannot keep up the farce. Trump reevaluates, he CAN do that based on FACTS ya know, and goes BACK to his original, and IMHO, CORRECT timeline, tells Fauchi ETAL to POUND SAND, and declares us OPEN with precautions for the sick and elderly ESPECIALLY. Rolling openings, WITH redeployments and assessments to “hot spots” as it SHOULD have been in the FIRST place.
This is the EASY and “amicable way, everyone is happy accept the Cabal and the MSM. Things get back to normal fairly quickly, and the stimulus bridges the gap and people and the economy RECOVER.
The 2nd way is MUCH harder. A big company, or a GROUP of companies get together and SUE and MAKE the Govs and Feds RELENT due to the unconstitutional ness of it all. Court cases, legal battles, and time. People are PISSED OFF, and the COURTS reign in the madness, NOT the preferred or MY preferred methods.
There IS one more option, and it is something I and others ARE considering.
a LARGE group of people and businesses, finally say F this, and reopen ANYWAY, but WITH precautions. MANY will, and once the flood gates open, there will be NO stopping it, IF the Feds, of local Govs etc TRY and stop it, they will be ENJOINED and bogged down for MONTHS in thousands of individual court battles, there would be NO one stop order, because EACH circumstance COULD and WOULD be different. The GOvt’s DO NOT have the time, people, or resources to fight this, and WOULD begrudgingly RELENT, they would HAVE to as in option one, the cases dropping which WILL happen would have started by the time the govt cases were heard, making the cases MOOT. As in Option 2, the COSTS to the govt from the THOUSANDS of lawsuits, BIG and SMALL will OVERWHELM the system. This is the LEAST preferred option. This is the one with the MOST animosity and PAIN.
I FEAR option three, as MANY feel like I do that the Govs will NOT give up their new found POWER easily or in a hurry. They will be FORCED to yield. Civil disobedience.
Remember there is NO law I have found where they can FORCE a healthy American, that is in otherwise legal compliance, to give up their FREEDOM. That is the stuff of the 4th and 5th and 6th Amendments. They WOULD lose, but it would involve PAIN, money, and ANIMOSITY. The Cabal would LOVE that.
The OTHER thing Rush mentioned, is WHAT does this bode for the FUTURE. Well it AIN’T good. Once they get a TASTE of power, they WANT more.
This WILL be tried over and over, and each time there will be a NEW catch phrase “for the elderly”, “for the children” ETC. See, THIS is Pandora’s box. It will NEVER end unless WE THE PEOPLE push back. They will KEEP pushing, finding ANY reason for MORE TIME and MORE freedoms lost, The LONGER this is considered the new norm, the WORSE it is for US.
It IS unsustainable past 1 MONTH, and Trump’s GUT told him so at first, but the fearmongers convinced him for MORE time, they WILL try it again, and AGAIN.
Time to give us ALL the date, and PREPARE for the precautions AT that date, instead of pushing it back and MOVING the GOALPOSTS. TIme to put it in ORDER.
ONLY Trump can STOP it, before we get to options 1-3. I believe he WILL reassess, and end it. He KNOWS, and he KNEW instinctively, he is giving it another week IMHO, to SEE if his GUT or Fauchi is right. It IS his GUT.

evereleutheros

Atta boy Rex, that’s the American spirit. You put to words exactly my feelings. I’d rather get this virus than give up my freedom. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

prognosticatasaurusrex

Thank you, what I was saying, either way, as an American, it is MY choice, and not the Govt’s to decide what is “best for me” That IS how Socialism starts!

MAGA Mom

You posted: “NY, is an OUTLIER.”
It is not an outlier – it is just an early performer.
NY #s will be larger than other locations merely by the fact that it is literally larger than other metro areas. But they also have more hospital beds, staff, etc., to handle this emergency.
They may have a larger % because of their Foolish actions. But they are not an “outlier” – they just got hit early.
Other areas will go through the same thing in time. Hopefully, less % if locals will cooperate and observe the recommendations.
this is an attack and we must figure out by whom/how/why….but it is a REAL attack and a Real virus and a Real epidemic. This is a real battle with a real enemy and we are fighting it…some of us by staying home to not catch and then not spread this virus.
Also, the “hump” will be different for different locations.
Lastly – the peak of cases and then the tapering off is only *BECAUSE* of the shut down.
Italy and China are were in lock down AFTER the peak and as it slowed….if we open up as soon as we peak…we will only spread it more and it will not be the peak. You are basing this on not understanding the graphs.
The only reason that the peak is the peak is because of the actions that are taking to mitigate…Italy is still on lock down.

MAGA Mom

NYC is an outlier in that they have handled this miserably – esp. in the beginning.
But if we stop doing the recommendations and shut down then the rest of the country will be as bad as NYC.
NYC is worse than it had to be and hitting faster/harder because they failed to Trust Trump

prognosticatasaurusrex

Sigh, I apologize in advance for the snark, but, you REALLY are invested in this farce aren’t you? EVERY time someone comes on with GOOD news, or news CONTRARY to the farce we are ALL being fed, you are “johnny on the spot” to trample on ANY optimism. Still using the FALSE projections. STILOL believing this is going to be 10 x WORSE than the seasonal flu, and STILL not seeing the POLITICAL design behind it ALL.
I will soon be posting a series of questions, questions that NO ONE has or WILL ask the President or his team of merry doom sayers
NY IS an outlier. Look at metro LA, with ALL the homeless. They too have a LARGE Chinese population, they too have MAJOR airports and ports, and were a MAJOR port of entry from China.
Yet they have NOWHERE NEAR the numbers NY has. They TOO were lax and careless. They too have a high number of cases, BUT, NOT near NY numbers.
What about San Francisco? San Diego? Seattle? Dallas? New Orleans? Cleveland? Miami? Tampa? ALL less than NY.
Now you will probably say, that is due to NY being ahead in the “curve” I a, SICK of the “curve shit. FACT: NO ONE knows WHEN, WHERE, HOW MANY, or WHO started this here. NO ONE. and they NEVER will UNLESS they test ALL 350 million people. NOT gonna happen.
We are ALL being MANIPULATED by projections of what “MIGHT” happen, not what IS happening. They KEEP comparing this to 1918, this is NOT EVEN CLOSE to 2009 yet, let alone 1918.
We are NOW by their own best GUESS at LEAST 3 months into this (more, and WAY earlier is STILL my bet) and yet we are NO WHERE near their OWN projections, so much so that the AUTHOR of this bogus Imperial College, a mere WEEK after the UK went on lockdown, and 2-3 weeks HERE he ALREADY lowered his BOGUS projection by FIFTY times, not 50% 50X.
Anyone that did that and put their name to something that was, in LESS than a month PROVEN to be 50x off, would be FIRED, ridiculed, questioned, and ostracized. Example, let Trump do thart. Let him “miss” and revise by a factor of FIFTY. What would happen?
Answer the MSM would (rightly) criticize, and question EVERYTHING he had to say, from THEN on, AND they would DISECT his original projection like boning a fish.
Yet, ONLY a FEW of us skeptics, DARE question the narrative, and when we do we are met with immediate pushback from people like you.
If you REALLY believe what they are shoveling, I feel sorry for you.
Ask yourself this, and then SEE why.
Have we EVER done anything like this before?
Have we faced JUST as bad as this and WORSE before?
WHY are we, without knowing the where, when, and who part of this, sequestering the HEALTHY. Not the SICK, not the most vulnerable, the elderly, the HEALTHY?
To protect the most vulnerable the elderly and those with underlying health conditions was their FIRST explanation.
People RIGHTLY, FINALLY, started asking MY question, why don’t we JUST quarantine the SICK, and the ones at risk? WHY do EVERYONE?
They had NO answer, so guess what, and you probably MISSED IT, because it WAS so subtle, they CHANGED the criteria.
It went frm to protect the most vulnerable among us, and PATRIOTIC duty, to SAVING the hospitals, they were ALL going to be SO overwhelmed. Hell, they EVEN have changed THAT slightly, to we don’t have enough BEDS or ventilators or protective gear.
Each time, Trump PROVIDED them with MORE, the TRUTH comes out, SLOWLY (Mark Twain said “a LIE could travel half way around the world before the TRUTH could put its shoes on” HOW TRUE)
Each time they KEEP moving the GOALPOSTS. They WILL TRY and KEEP moving them, based on the SAME FLAWED DATA, that will NEVER meet projections. N E V E R.
Keep on believing in them, they will COUNT on people to, and to NOT question or pushback. The pushback IS coming, and if you read my post yesterday you will see that there are FAR more people like me than there are who believe their LIE, and it IS a LIE. The TRUTH never NEEDS revised, it is simply the TRUTH, a LIE needs to EVOLVE to make it SEEM true.
Is their narrative evolving? YEP, that makes their narrative a LIE. not a revision, not an update, NOT facts on the ground have changed and IF we didn’t do this THEN, a simple LIE, a BIG ONE.
IF ifs and butts, were candy and nuts, we all would have a merry Christmas.
Who here will BET me that in TWO weeks or less, they WILL not say they were wrong, and in 2 weeks we will be peaked (which they said YESTERDAY) but that what we are doing is working, and we are ALMOST there, but we need JUST another 2 weeks to a month MORE. Wanna BET?
Then they will want MORE. and MORE, until even those that have bought the lie, FINALLY see the TRUTH, and put their shoes on. But you know what, by THEN it will be too late, the country, and the Constitution will have been sufficiently DESTROYED. So much so that this WILL be the new norm. Socialism is HERE. and we NEVER saw it coming. They did not use the barrel of a gun, they used an invisible enemy, and PROPAGANDA.
I NEVER thought people HERE could be THAT stupid as to WILLINGLY give up over fear of what MIGHT happen. We ALREADY played that game from 1948-1991, it was called the cold war and the nuclear threat. We WON that one because we stood FIRM, not COWERED.
You can go on debating every “lie” they tell you, defending their projection ( IE A GUESS, and not even a GOOD one) I will no longer debate over it, it IS settled, they LIED, of THAT I and MANY others like me have ZERO doubt.
The ONLY real questions left are these, HOW do we end this?, When do we end this? WHO is responsible FOR the lie? and WHAT are we prepared to DO ABOUT IT and them FOR their lie?
.

Gail Combs

Steve,
Depending on the time it takes from initial infection ====> death we may not see the results of the ‘stay home’ order for a few more days.
After doing a bit of searching I found this info.:
COVID-19 symptoms don’t surface for 5 to 12 days, study says
Then “Severe cases tend to worsen about five to 10 days after symptoms start….
Day 10: If patients have worsening symptoms, this is the time in the disease’s progression when they’re likely to be admitted to the ICU….
…average hospital stay for Wenzhou patients was 27 days.”

*https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-covid19-day-by-day-symptoms-patients-2020-2?op=1
SO that looks like over 15 days from initial infection ====> ICU. So death would be over two weeks after the person becomes infected.
……
You also have the problem of people looking at the cases in their state/county and saying no infection here so I have nothing to worry about.
This is from my state of North Carolina:
From:
*https://www.newsobserver.com/
March 4 – 1
March 6 – 2
March 10 – 7
March 13 – 16
Later on March 13 – 24
(Newspaper quit publishing info)
March 26 — 711
….
For comparison (If you chose to believe the Commies)
……..CHINA
Date:……# of Cases
1/17…………..62
1/18…………..121
1/19…………..198
1/20…………..291
1/21…………..440
1/22…………..571
1/23…………..830
1/24…………..1,287
1/25…………..1,975
1/26…………..2,744
1/27…………..4515
1/28…………..5974
1/29…………..7711
1/30…………..9692
1/31…..……..11791
2/1…….……..14380
2/2…….……..17205
2/3…….……..20438
2/4…….……..24324
2/5…….……..28018
2/6…….……..31161
2/7…….……..34546
2/8…….……..37198
2/9…….……..40171

SteveInCO

I’m not sure if you’re trying to disagree with anything I’ve posted, or not?

Valerie Curren

I’m going to re-post something I replied to DP about, in case anyone else finds this helpful…Blessings!
Here is the original post, in case you want to see that conversation organically
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/20200330-coronacrisis-china-virus-daily-thread/comment-page-1/#comment-447328
Valerie Curren
March 31, 2020 at 00:33
Well, looking at the updated map you shared & the election 2016 maps I shared below there is a decent amount of overlap with Democratic voting counties &/or higher population density counties with the disease spread, but it’s not entirely consistent. Here’s my rough analysis of what I see…
Looking at CA for 2016 almost all the Pacific coastal counties were Dem but much less so for the disease spread. In fact the heaviest disease per capita in CA borders NV, is that near Lake Tahoe?
Looking at TX for 2016 there is strong Dem presence along the Mexico bordering counties but that’s not at all the case for the disease spread. This probably means that there is almost no CV coming into TX from Mexico I would guess.
Looking at DC for the election map there is a large Dem leaning population (which obviously goes without saying) but on the disease map there’s not even a blip of disease there which is pretty intriguing given all the international interactions that go on in that town. Could this be a bit of anecdotal evidence to support the theory that Dem power players (& their loyal staffs & bureaucrats) have all been on the prophylactic HCQ treatments, so they are all safe from the pandemic?
In CO the election map has a decent amount of overlap with the disease map in particular with the near perfect N to S counties mostly just one county from CO’s western border…hmm…
AK & HI have no correlation between the electoral map & the disease spread one…
WA electoral dem counties are almost always also disease counties, but there are more disease counties than those dem voting ones. I wonder where that practically ground zero nursing home was located & if the disease spread widely in the area before things got more “locked down”?
OR is mostly low level disease & the higher concentration counties are adjacent to the 2016 dem voting ones, perhaps there is only one county overlapping.
LA, MS, & AR all have major dem cluster counties all along the Mississippi River & similar disease spread areas that are more interior in LA & AR than the electoral results.
Following the Mississippi River north we find that the major Dem voting areas in WI, MN, & IA are much less disease impacted.
Chicago area, OH, & MI dem voting areas have a decent overlap with the disease intensity as does PA, though the disease spreads more widely in PA than just the dem voting areas.
The NYC, NJ, & CT area has a wider spread county wise than just the dem voting areas of 2016. Upstate NY & VT strong dem voting areas are hit or miss on the disease intensity.
FL, GA, & AL appear to have a somewhat loose correlation between dem voting counties & CV spread.
SC is somewhat similar between the 2016 map & the CV one but NC is much less so.
NM & AZ have much less disease spread overall but the more impacted counties, at leas in NM seem to be the dem leaning ones, while the ones in AZ are adjacent to the dem ones.
UT & WY have No dem voting 2016 counties so that perspective is invalid for analysis there. UT appears to have the disease more correlated with higher population counties, but it’s harder to discern for WY because the population density voting map doesn’t provide state borders & I’m not familiar enough with those western states to make an educated guess.
ID & MT have the disease density in seemingly dem leaning areas but some MT dem areas don’t show much disease spread.
ND & SD seem to have about the same percentage of counties that went dem in 2016 as disease laden ones now but the overlap is pretty hit & miss…
So without going over Every state showing disease &/or dem voting it appears that trying to draw a correlation between 2016 dem voting counties &/or denser population counties is only partially “predictive” of the disease spread. Common sense would likely suggest that larger population density would lead to greater disease spread & that many dem leaning cities also promote population density & mass transit (Agenda 21 goals) that would increase contagion but those factors Alone are insufficient to predict the location &/or magnitude of the disease spread.
Just giving it a visual overview, without crunching numbers I would speculate that dem political leanings &/or increased population density are both Loosely correlated with the disease intensity & spread, likely more than 50 percent. Some of the lesser populated counties may also be “seeded” with disease by those who travel there to escape their home turf so that might explain some of the outlier “hotspots”, like a county in MI’s northern lower peninsula or perhaps the border county of CA w/ NV.
Temperature factors &/or racial/ethnic factors may also come into play. In parts of the southwest in TX, AZ, & NM the heavily dem areas don’t seem to display significant disease progression & that is the case in CA too. However the disease presence along the southern Mississippi River & in FL would suggest that the temp factor might not be what is limiting the disease spread in those other locations necessarily.
Here are the maps I was using to compare to your disease maps for this “exercise”–Blessings!comment imagecomment image
& for ease of comparison, hopefully this displays the map you shared…

Deplorable Patriot

Remember, the disease hotspot maps are based on population density, or number of cases per million people.
Not the best metric, actually.
And I don’t know that Democrat voting patterns are the most reliable metric, either, despite the prevalence in the hotspots. It’s closer to risk taking attitudes among the populations.
Heat…we’ll see if that makes a difference once all the travel dies down.

Valerie Curren

I guess what might represent a slightly better data presentation would be cases/million/square mile (or larger area) but then no one would want to even get near the airspace of the NYC corridor!

SteveInCO

Maybe I’m misreading you. Maybe I’m reading you right.
isn’t the problem that the hotspots are based on straight counts rather than cases per million?
To illustrate, 1000 cases in Manhattan is small compared to 5 cases in Kalawao county HI (population 88). Yet New York will show bright red and Kalawao County won’t.

ForGodandCountry

Your post confirms my belief that we need a vaccine for liberalism.

Valerie Curren

With hated RFID tracking for systematic deprogramming ops! 🙂

michaelh

The “blue” areas correlate with the areas that are the most spiritually sick.

ForGodandCountry

Well, that IS how God rolls, ya know.

wolfmoon1776

Oh, look at TELLURIDE – location of those people who have the antibody test coming – that company that Sadie finds very suspicious. They are there, and also going to test their product there first. Look how much virus testing they have there, too!!! And ALL those ski towns where rich people retire, in Colorado. Lots of testing.
Oh, this is starting to make sense. I smell TH’ELITE all over this.

GA/FL

Could also be another correlation….besides voting and ideology.
HOT SPOTS are POT SPOTS.
Hot spots for the disease are also likely Hot Spots for drugs and/or tobacco use.
Several widely used drugs are smoked or inhaled, right?
COVID-19 attacks the lungs.

Valerie Curren

Interesting…I wonder if anyone has checked data against legalized marijuana areas. MI, tragically, bought into MJ propaganda & legalized it fairly recently. Pot heads aren’t often known as rule keepers, dude, so perhaps lax personal habits also might contribute to disease spread…

Valerie Curren

& don’t forget that 5G correlation mentioned in that one doctor’s slide show shared by a Q-Treeper a couple days back. That Washington nursing home, Evergreen I believe with all those CV cases & early deaths, was located in a 5G hot spot so there may be some hard to fathom connection there too…

GA/FL

Lifestyle and general health – along with drugs and smoking, advanced age and low immunity, having serious pre-existing conditions – all those seem like a better correlation and causation for developing serious complications than radio/microwaves.

Valerie Curren

Certainly & whether they are or encounter those major virus shedders who may operate a bit more like “typhoid Mary” than those who shed the virus at a much lower rate. However all those things you mentioned are more predictive on an individual basis as to how much the CV might impact someone if they are exposed. The map “exercise” was an attempt to get a broader overview to see if certain factors might be predictive, an educated guess based on only some of the factors that are coming into play. I guess that process, on my part, might have been loosely inspired by the show “24” when they would project out the theoretical impact of a very contagious bioweapon…

GA/FL

…. unless the 5G rays cause cancers….but we have not seen reports of that.

Valerie Curren

I have no idea, but that 5G aspect stuck with me from the Dr’s slides because it was so unusual, definitive, & hadn’t been mentioned before, at least in my orbit…I wonder what the source was for the Dr’s info & how they came to that conclusion?

GA/FL

THINK ABOUT IT – IF drugs are a problem in an area, so are illegals and dealers who could be carriers/spreaders of coronavirus.
Heck – the virus could be coming in from on the drugs! – on the fentanyl and meth and the marijuana….
Coming in on the panga boats, even on the cruise ships, in private airplanes at medium and small private airports.
Smoking and sniffing drugs are definitely cause more health problems than overdose.
Leftists and their lifestyles and leaders are high risk.
Titty Bar Cuomo is the now symbol, the metaphor and poster boy for the sicko culture of the left – sick on many levels, spiritual, physical and mental!

GA/FL

“Smoking and sniffing drugs are definitely cause more health problems than overdose.” – don’t know what I was thinking.
CORRECTION – Smoking and sniffing definitely causes longterm health problems due to damage to nasal passages and lungs. Overdose a great danger. And an addiction is its own hell on earth.

pgroup

Please don’t jump on the tobacco nazi train. Even accidentally. We really have been ostracized enough already. Keep in mind, the only reason tobacco use is still legal is because of the fantastic amount of taxes paid by tobacco users.
Let me have my last vice in peace.

GA/FL

You can be reckless and stupid with your own life – but you are being selfish and cruel to your family and a bad role model.
I HATE what tobacco did to my mother, and I’ll hate it till the day I die.

GA/FL

All I said was – smoking does harm/lung damage and makes it easier for COVID-19 to kill people.

GA/FL

I worked on tobacco farms growing up. That’s how country kids earned money during the summers. We handed and strung the tobacco on sticks and hung it on racks in the barns to cook. Our hands would be thickly coated with black tar by lunch time. Then we would go to the creek and rub it off with creek water and sand. After lunch we would get back to work and wash it off again before going home. Same tar gets into smoker’s lungs as well as the smoke. COVID invades and kills lung cells and creates its own gunk, so that poor smokers and others with lung disease never stand a chance. My son in law is a Johns Hopkins trained, JH faculty pulmonologist, now teaching at a med school in IL – he is treating these patients and had one FL woman die there due to smoking, COPD and COVID. It is very sad. Sorry to jump on you. Love you, PGroup!

Deplorable Patriot

I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

ForGodandCountry

She wasnt supposed to lose.
And he wasnt supposed to get caught.

prognosticatasaurusrex

And as I told Wolf, we were MEANT to be F’d. SHE was to be the nail in our coffin using THIS as the hammer.

wolfmoon1776

I take issue with this statement in the article. A *perfect* example of fake news and CHINA-CONTROLLED media and SCIENCE MEDIA in the United States.
Scientists have been adamant that the virus is not a weapon, either from the United States or China. “There’s no basis to suspect it’s a laboratory construct,” says Richard Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University. “It has none of the expected signatures that would be present for deliberate construction.”
(a) NOT ALL scientists have been “adamant” that the virus is not a weapon. Screw that. THIS scientist believes it’s a weapon, because THIS scientist understands how SNEAKY the Chinese communists actually ARE. And I’m not the only one. Several people immediately spotted that this stuff was MODIFIED in ways that require tortured natural explanations, especially in light of recent data on mutation. There is GAIN OF FUNCTION here, and those who have pushed for GAIN OF FUNCTION in research have a CONFLICT OF INTEREST and are MINIMIZING. SHAME ON THEM!!!
(b) The second statement is in disagreement with the modifications. Immediate publications which were CHINA-PUSHED into retraction still STAND as far as I’m concerned (and this is very typical of China’s influence on science publishers, who they push around EASILY). Ebright needs to be challenged on the gain of function and the changes which produced it. Also, the “expected signatures” are exactly what you should NOT SEE in a successful DENIABLE bioweapon. Ebright is too old-school in his thinking. WAKE UP AND LEARN.

ForGodandCountry

FBI: “So, Professor Ebright, how much $$ in Chinese grants have you accepted in the last 10 years?”

wolfmoon1776

OMG, I tell you, that was my FIRST THOUGHT.
I wanted to say “Hmmmm – THOUSAND TALENTS, by any chance???”

ForGodandCountry

Well, it certainly was my first thought as I was reading your post.

kalbokalbs

Sort of like, a majority of (bought) scientists “proved” global warming. Then conveniently “proved” climate change.
Job (financial) security for scientists “proving” a climate crisis, or “disproving” a bio weapon.
Pre determined conclusions purchased by deep state, ChiComs…

wolfmoon1776

Yup. When science becomes business, it falls to business interests. When communism controls business, science falls to communism.

Gail Combs

Wolfie
WIKI — “Richard H. Ebright is an American molecular biologist. He is the Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology.”
Waksman Institute
GEE, they certainly have a lot of people with Chinese sounding names…
https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/people
Dr. Juan Dong (has 7 people under him 5 sound Chinese)
Associate Professor
Dr. Richard Ebright (has 18 under him 9 sound Chinese)
Board of Governors Professor
Here are some of the people:
Dr. Chengyuan Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Zhou (Joel) Yin
Postdoctoral Fellow
Qian Zhang
Lab Researcher
Yi Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Xiaoyu Guo
Postdoctoral Fellow
Chao Bian
Graduate Student
Dongmeng Li
Graduate Student
Lu Wang
Graduate Student
Chih-Tsung Lin
Graduate Student
Yuxuan Wang
Graduate Student
Shuya Yang
Graduate Student
Yu (Jeff) Liu
Graduate Student
Pengpeng Wu
Graduate Student
Min Sung Cho
Undergraduate Student

wolfmoon1776

I SMELL “THOUSAND TALENTS”!!!

Gail Combs

The whole place STINKS of China.
I hope President Trump takes a LONG HARD LOOK at that place.

Gail Combs

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

The Waksman Endowment, along with research grants, gifts from private foundations and individuals, and the State of New Jersey, support the Institute’s endeavor to provide valuable resources and enhance research initiatives: assist in attracting top faculty, increase funding opportunities for student researchers, and support for the Institute’s operational needs.
[Links for each report]
Annual Report
Annual Report 2018 (3.8 MB)
Annual Report 2017 (2 MB)
Annual Report 2016 (3.1 MB)
https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/about

And one of the labs makes stuff for sale:

Research Overview
The Cell and Cell Product Fermentation Facility at Waksman Institute has a multi-client base and produces a wide range of bulk biologics including: antimicrobials, cosmetic substrates, flavors/fragrances, biopesticides/bioherbicides and plasmid-derived proteins, enzymes, growth factors and diagnostics to name just a few. We are equipped to handle most requests with the exceptions: pathogenic or opportunistic organisms and mammalian and insect cell lines. The facility is designated BL2-LS. Our bioreactor volumes range from 15 to 800L maximum operating volumes. All projects are conducted under CDA/NDA agreements, which limit discussion of specific company or projects. We operate as a not-for-profit, fee-for-service, self-supportive lab and receive no direct funding from state or federal sources.
https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/fermentation

Gail Combs

This ‘DIVE’ gets interesting….
From the Annual report: https://www.waksman.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/ar2018%20web.pdf
NOTHING on FUNDING! but still a lot of interesting bits and pieces.

EBRIGHT LAB
Transcription: Structure, Mechanism, Regulation, and Antibacterial Drug Discovery

Summary
Transcription–synthesis of an RNA copy of genetic information in DNA–is the first step in gene expression and is the step at which most regulation of gene expression occurs. Richard H. Ebright’s lab seeks to understand structures, mechanisms, and regulation of bacterial transcription complexes and to identify, characterize, and develop small-molecule inhibitors of bacterial transcription for application as antituberculosis agents and broad-spectrum antibacterial agents.
Structures of Transcription Complexes
Transcription initiation in bacteria requires RNA polymerase (RNAP) and the transcription initiation factor σ. The bacterial transcription initiation complex contains six polypeptides (fve in RNAP, one in σ) and promoter DNA, and has a molecular mass of 0.5 MDa.
Understanding bacterial transcription initiation will require understanding the structures of polypeptides in bacterial transcription initiation complexes and the arrangements of these polypeptides relative to each other and relative to promoter DNA.
We are using x-ray crystallography to determine high-resolution structures of transcription initiation complexes, fuorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) to defne distances between pairs of site-specifcally incorporated fuorescent probes, photocrosslinking to defne polypeptides near site-specifcally incorporated photocrosslinking probes, and protein footprinting and residue scanning to defne residues involved in contacts. In support of these activities, we are developing procedures to incorporate fuorescent probes and photocrosslinkers at specifc sites within large multisubunit nucleoprotein complexes, and we are developing automated docking algorithms to integrate structural, biophysical, biochemical, and genetic data in order to construct models for structures of complexes.
Mechanism of Transcription
Transcription complexes are molecular machines that carry out complex, multistep reactions in transcription initiation and elongation….
.
.
.
.
Dr. Richard H. Ebright,
Board of Governors
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Lab Members
Dr. Yon W. Ebright, Research Scientist
Dr. Abhishek Mazumder, Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Jeremy Bird, Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. David Degen, Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Wei Lin, Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Jared Winkelman, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Libing Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Chengyuan Wang, Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Zhou (Joel) Yin, Postdoctoral Associate
Adam Hasemeyer, Graduate Assistant
Chih-Tsung Lin, Graduate Assistant
Yu Liu, Graduate Fellow
Shuya Yang,Graduate Fellow
Hyejin Kim, Undergraduate Assistant
Minsung Cho, Undergraduate Assistant
Jiayu Shen, Research Technician
Yu-Fen Huang, Research Technician
David Kuster, Visiting Student
.
.
.
Waksman Institute Hosted Seminars….
.
.
Dr.Xing Wang Deng, Professor, Peking University, “Control of Arabidopsis Seedling Development:
Emerging out of Darkness & Preparing for a Bright Future.” February 16, 2018
.
.
Attenuation of the polarity feedback loop in stomatal asymmetric cell division.” Cold Spring Harbor Asia
Conference on Plant Cell and Developmental Biology, Suzhou, China
.
.
• Xiang, X., Zhou, Y., Li, C., Leustek, T., Messing, J., Wang, W., and Wu, Y. (2018). Transcriptome analysis of the metabolically engineered high-met maize varieties. Annual Maize Genetics Conference, St. Malo, France, March 2018.
September 2017
• Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China,
November 2017
• Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong, China,
• Institute of Crop Science, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Crop Germplasm, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 2018
• Molecular Plant Symposium, Xi’an, China, June 2018….

ForGodandCountry
wolfmoon1776

YAYUS!!!! There is EVIL goin’ on!!! 😎 HOOOOWWWWOOOOO!!!!!

wolfmoon1776

ForGodandCountry

comment image

MAGA Mom

this med changes every expectation and every aspect of this crisis + ongoing handling of this virus. so amazing
thinking about what changes after this…better hygiene, more awareness to stay home when sick, more awareness of how viruses work and immune system works (me: the “storms” issue..some immune enhancers/helpers better than others depending on situation – applying how immune system booster works to how the illness works and matching. pharmacology background and we never thought of this before? smh); and biggest change – drug use against viruses in general…how many applications for these virus fighting drugs will there be?
Maybe, just maybe, we won’t have a vaccine pushed if it is treatable with relative ease when caught early and prescribed appropriately.

wolfmoon1776

I think there will be a vaccine, frankly, but I think it will be a sensible one, and herd immunity will protect those who don’t want it.
Can we wipe it out? Not sure. But I think one vaccine may be enough.

cthulhu

AFAIK, there has never been a successful coronavirus vaccine.

wolfmoon1776

Several groups are highly confident they either have one or will. Hopefully at least ONE of them is right!

wolfmoon1776
ForGodandCountry

Sundance has a post up pointing out how this PLANNEDEMIC is revealing just how useless and flatulent people like Joy Screed and the Hollyweird critics are vs. the true, everyday heros like farmers, first responders, truck drivers, etc.
Of course, they’ve always been shit-sucking maggots, but this crisis is revealing them for who they truly are far better than any meme campaign ever could.

wolfmoon1776

The fact that a FAMILY DOCTOR in a Jewish community outside New York simply picked up the latest research from two international groups – one of which encountered stiff resistance from all of medical orthodoxy AND the media (despite being the world’s preeminent expert in his field) – combined these ICU therapies and his hunch that people had to be treated as early as possible – and changed the course of a pandemic – I mean, this stuff is movie grade.
But why is that? Oh, it’s because the Fake News convinced us that We, The People, can’t do anything.
Socialism isn’t just a disease – it’s a highly organized and very dangerous one.

ForGodandCountry

It’s a damn cancer. An unrelenting, aggressive cancer…
….one’s whose only virtue, quoting Churchill, is the equal sharing of misery.

Teagan

Can you recall the name of that doctor, Wolf?

Teagan

Thanks…a friend from NY wanted to know.

Gingersmom2009

If this works, it’s Giuliani’s video. If not please delete. 👍🏻

Gingersmom2009

Looks like my post worked. The video is Rudy interviewing Dr. Zelenko.

bakocarl

Zev Zelenko
*https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/03/coronavirus-new-york-doctor-successfully-treats-patients-with-drug-cocktail/

piper567

Bill Whittle edited this Rudy interview down to 15 minutes of applicable information.
the Whittle vid is very good.
the title is, “EUREKA”, available on YT.

Gail Combs
wolfmoon1776
MAGA Mom

The virus has mobilized the country to fight against the invisible enemy.
Even as many stay home they do so with an informed mobilized spirit of sacrifice for the their own and their family’s benefit as well as for their fellow citizen’s benefit.
President Trump has handled it beautifully – yes, using some fed gov powers to fight but also not just respecting but insisting on state gov using their power, their leadership and managing their own state.
Private industry stepping, individual responsibility and initiative from POTUS, his admin, the navy getting the ship ready, the army core of engineers and the hospitals, business owners and teachers thinking how to say in business and to contribute while taking care of the children, story after story – American Spirit has come shinning through in what has been accomplished in a very short time.
ANY other president and this would have had a very different outcome. President Trump has them all working on Trump Time.
And I do not think Any other president would have pushed the FDA re: innovative treatments, outside of the box solutions, quick approvals and rolling back regulations and cutting red tape like President Trump. the drugs are changing Everything about this virus and its impact, esp. its impact

Brave and Free

Totally agree PDJT once again turning the table on them, a negative into a positive. Think of all the manufacturing that’s going to ret6to the USA. Winning!!

Brave and Free

Totally agree PDJT once again turning the table on them, a negative into a positive. Think of all the manufacturing that’s going to return to the USA. Winning!!

wolfmoon1776

Yup. We have a RESULTS-oriented POTUS!!!

pgroup

“shit-sucking maggots”
My newest favorite word weapon.

SteveInCO

“shit sucking maggots”
You know, if there’s one thing I despise it’s a fence sitter who hides behind weasel words.
Quit sitting on the fence and tell us what you really feel.
😀

Gail Combs

How about Sons of Syphilitic She Camels (Courtesy of my Arab grandfather.)

SteveInCO

Another fence sitter. Sheesh.

Sylvia Avery

I read the obituary in my local paper online tonight. Two women I know, have known for years, died of Covid-19. I consider myself very fortunate. I continue to improve. Annoyingly slow, but better than not.
My DSD sent me a picture of the store shelves in LV. Still no paper products, but more canned goods now. She and my cousin can’t grasp how I knew to prepare…….mind you, these are highly educated women. I told them it was simple. I read. When I saw there was a bad virus on the loose in China and that it was quite contagious, I knew it would spread world wide, so I kept an eye on the news about it and I went shopping.
I suppose I should have told them to prepare, but……..I didn’t think they’d believe me. (Liberals, you see).

MAGA Mom

Awake and was thinking about you. came looking for an update. thanks for posting. so good to hear your are improving
telling others – yes, hard to know who one ought to give a heads up as many just won’t listen.
so sorry that people close to you have passed. its such an ugly virus. prayers for you

Sylvia Avery

Thank you for thinking of me, sweet MAGA Mom!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

Sylvia Avery

Thanks daughn. This is a miserable bug, and I haven’t had it anywhere near as bad as many people. It really feels like it was designed to be a killer. I really believe if I hadn’t been reading here and using the excellent information on what vitamins and supplements to use and what to avoid and followed through with it I might be in a very different situation.
My pee sure is yellow, though! LOL! (TMI????)

ForGodandCountry

Drink more water!

cthulhu

The color is probably vitamin B — which helps with energy (which is good) but not immune response. If she’s taking large amounts of vitamin C (near saturation), she’d be passing anything her body can’t immediately use — which can lead to dehydration. Drink more water is a good recommendation.

Teagan

In the category of TMI..that’s where I am…starting to cut back on the C, but it’s a good thing to know my body apparently doesn’t need it at the present time.

Sylvia Avery

Yes, sir! Doing my best! (Feel like a camel…..)

Gail Combs

So glad all the recommendations you read here helped.
Get Well VERY VERY SOON!

Sylvia Avery

Thanks Gail! So appreciate all the information you have brought.

cthulhu

I’m hoping you got your HCQ today — bfly had a great suggestion in the morning for tracking it down. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
And, yes, this was designed to be a killer — it’s silently contagious, and in people who show symptoms, it seems to go away…..while sneakily preparing another attack. We were fed a bunch of lies and BS from China so that we wouldn’t see it clearly, and we’re still being fed hogwash about a vaccine.
I hope that full justice is done for it; though I may turn away from witnessing its administration — because it will be ugly.
Get well, dear Sylvia.

Sylvia Avery

Thanks cthulhu!

wolfmoon1776

TMI? Never! That’s how we all helped!!!
Keep up the hydration! You’re doing good! Cross that finish line!!! 😀
More liquids are really good for your kidneys. And don’t forget potassium!!! 😎

MAGA Mom

I have thought same about our preparedness for the specific symptoms, helpful things to do and, importantly, Not to do. the “storms” triggered by many things we use routinely when we get “symptoms” and want to help our bodies fight it off – yikes!
Glad you are aware of the details. probably helped you know what to look for in the various stages. praying for you.

Sylvia Avery

TY MM!!!!

ForGodandCountry

“I continue to improve. Annoyingly slow, but better than not.”
Excellent news, Syl!! 👍😃
That shovel ain’t gonna swing itself and there is a rapidly growing backlog. 🥵😉

Sylvia Avery

I’d love to take some practice swings on Acosta When he isn’t around, I forget about him so easily. But when he reappears, I remember how he annoys me. And I just want to SMACK him, with my special backhand swing.

ForGodandCountry

I’d like to see that.
Repeatedly.

Sylvia Avery

It would do us all good in these trying times……

Teagan

Now, I would PAY to see that! LOL
Glad you are on the road to recovery, Sylvia…you are our heroine!

Sylvia Avery

Smuchas, Teagan! Thank you!

Chris

More prayers going your way Sylvia
I’m sure you are already aware, the handle, is effective in a jabbing motion ..
lots of targets in the skull area
Get well

Sylvia Avery

*grin*
Thanks, Chris~

ladypenquin

“annoys me” – Dearest Sylvia, you’re being much too kind to Jim Acosta. He’s sees it as his life’s mission to try and harm DJT. Not going to happen, and I look forward to the day, Acosta is banished once and for all.

Sylvia Avery

#MeToo

SteveInCO

I’d post that picture of you, but it never seems to work any more. The short link redirects to one a paragraph long, and the long link just doesn’t work.

Sylvia Avery

Noooooooo!-!-! Steve! I am heartbroken……

SteveInCO

Me too! It’s been frustrating the last couple of times I tried to post it.

pgroup

I bet your two deceased friends never got hydroxychlorodine / z-pack / zinc treatment. So in effect they were murdered.

Volgarian8301

Hugs Sylvia

Dora

Doesn’t sound good.
=====
Updated: JBS Temporarily Reduces Production in Pennsylvania Packing Plant Due to COVID-19
One of the first packing plants in the US looks to temporarily reduce production for the safety of it’s employees due to COVID-19. An extension specialist with Cornell University has relayed that the JBS processing facility in Souderton, PA will reduce production at end of business today (March 30th), due to confirmation of 2 COVID-19 cases. According to the source the plant will reassess the situation in two weeks. It is not known where in the plant the employees worked.
https://krvn.com/agricultural/jbs-to-temporarily-close-pennsylvania-packing-plant-due-to-covid-19/

wolfmoon1776
para59r

Knows you guys know this stuff but can’t resist.
Masks protect three ways.
1 Prevents you from touching your face, thus giving you a grace period into which you may wash your hands after a surface contact.
2 Prevents virus from spreading from an asymptomatic carrier who does not know they have the virus and is spreading some level of contaminate every time they breathe. A simple face cover will block much of this. A mask need not be surgeon quality or better. Think of those people who did not cancel choir practice. Had they continued with choir practice but wore a simple bandanna they may of not contracted or may of gotten less sick.
3. Prevents a person from contracting the virus through aerial transmission. Obviously the better the mask the better this works however because it is a cumulative dosing that over comes the bodies natural defenses then even 50% protection afforded from a simple scarf can help in avoiding a dangerous dose.
Of the three above #1 & 2 are likely most important and 3 adds a level of protection. Yet everyone looks at 3 as being the most important and thus think if you don’t have a really good mask it wont help and since they need to go to the medical community first they shouldn’t bother.
WHO does not recommend the general public to wear a mask (it is in their COVID 19 pages advising what countries should and should not do) and CDC does not address or recommend it just like they don’t recommend methods of boosting the immune system. Both are contradicted when they say a sick person an a person treating a sick person should wear a mask. You also see the contradiction in all the health care community decrying lack of masks. WHO and CDC are evil. They know better. Just look at Dr Brix always wearing her antimicrobial scarfs and yes there are scarfs that are made of nano materials that are either
antibacterial or antimicrobial however most places you can get them on line have long since been sold out. Personally thinks Brix is worried about a vector being sent in to contaminate people in the administration and will likely cover up if anyone gets too close to her while working. Covering up is also a great nonverbal signal for someone not to avoid her space.
Asian developed countries did not heed that advice because it was already an accepted norm by up to 50% pre CV and it is common sense to wear a mask when packed together as they often are especially during flu season. Along comes CV and now 99% wear a mask.
For us it would make great sense if grocery and like stores made it mandatory to shop. Had we done this earlier we’d be relatively safe even with in a foot or two of each other and it would not have effected commerce and the economy the way we’ve let it.
We don’t have to make the country wear masks. We need the CDC to change their recommendation for areas that are hot so that a face cover is mandatory to conduct commerce.

wolfmoon1776

Many stores now have plexiglass shields up to prevent spittle-fly at or from cashiers. The full 6 feet seems to work pretty well for that, but most folks don’t do it. 3-5 feet is common.

para59r

Just give a wide berth to people who want to sing in the store. 🙂

GA/FL
Gail Combs

I can not pull it up fast, but the guy at ChiefIO esp Larry L. were discussing home made masks. The first layer will stop maybe 50% but the second layer will stop even more and the third layer gives you something in the range of the n-95 masks.
That means a simple cotton bandanna folded into a triangle and then the widest part folded down again to give you four layers, tied behind your head is certainly better than nothing and can be dropped into the wash to be sanitized for reuse.
You can add wire (coat hanger or copper wire) to allow form fitting over the nose.
You can see how this could be folded again:comment image

para59r

I don’t like the color, other than that of course. They can flatten the curve in 10 days if this was mandatory to shop in. Also added value is you can whoop some jerk with out too much fear. Meanwhile the 50% is a good number, too many more layers and it gets hard to breathe but an air conditioned store will certainly help.

GA/FL

FLORIDA has two very helpful links to follow the path of the virus in depth and detail.
Dashboard – https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429
Daily reports – https://floridadisaster.org/covid19/covid-19-data-reports/
There was a glimmer of encouragement in yesterday’s dip in new cases….can’t wait to see what the day brings.
FL NEW CASES
3/19/20 – 78
3/20/20 – 142
3/21/20 – 204
3/22/20 – 299
3/23/20 – 179
3/24/20 – 286
3/25/20 – 504
3/26/20 – 545
3/27/20 – 677
3/28/20 – 733
3/29/20 – 806
3/30/20 – 637
President Trump is right – Easter is too soon.
I never want to buy or consume anything – medicine, vitamins, food or any other product made or processed in China.

GA/FL

During this period the numbers of tests increased, but so did the % of positive results.
Was there a change of type/brand of tests, different labs?
FL TESTS
3/26/20
28,644 tests
24,553 negative
2,359 positive – 8.235%
3/27 PM
33,822 tests
30,766 negative
3,054 positives – 9.4%
3/28
40,250 tests
35,366 negative
3,608 positive
3,763 cases
3/29
50,528 tests
4/768 positive – 9.6%
44,048 negative
3/30
56,702 tests
5,489 positive – 9.8%
49,319 negative

GA/FL

Sorry – 3/28 was 8.96%

GA/FL

DASHED HOPES! – They adjusted yesterday’s new case total to include those case recorded after 5 pm and before midnight.
New case total for 3/30/20 is now 875 – only slightly lower than the 897 new cases on 3/29/20.

GA/FL

I should not be allowed anywhere near numbers, even with calculators…. shouldn’t have tried to draw a conclusion with one day’s incomplete data.
From now on, I will keep my figuring and erroneous observations to myself.

Gail Combs

Don’t worry, you are among friends and the rest of us make flubs at times too. 😉

GA/FL

Hope you all get some rest and Big T recovers at Trump speed!

GA/FL

I pray this is not a serious or ongoing problem for Big T – and that his doctor today gives him a great prognosis after he finishes his medication against inflammation.
Men of a certain age have to watch out for rocks in the urinary system and prostate maladies. Modern medicine has greatly advanced in both tests and procedures – BUT – it is important to keep a careful watch on those areas and drink lots of water! Tell Big T he has to mind his doctor!

wolfmoon1776

Amen! “Watch the water”!!! 😉

TradeBait

You are an amazing storyteller, daughn. The best ones are the true stories. Thanks for the read this AM.

MAGA Mom

Glad he is ok. Amazing his pain came under control that fast! wonderful
hospitals and staffs and support staff have been working around the clock for the last weeks to be ready. As much as they can be, they are. Plans are in place (and still be honed) for movement of product and staff between hotspots and to be ready for medical staff shortages, etc.
shut down has worked on impacting the numbers – and reduced the numbers of other hospital usage.
Big thing that was mentioned in press conference was all of the regs rolled back and red tape cut for hospitals. HUGE about the money flow as hospitals are having cash flow as they have spent Big $ to prepare and have sacrificed income to prepare (elective surgeries are a good sources of income that has stopped, for example). Mentioned yesterday was helping with that cashflow. This preventing More lay offs in hospital systems (non medical personal, obviously) as companies scrambled to find cash to buy for what is (now maybe was because of mitigation and new meds?) coming. A lot of stuff that was said yesterday was what has been going on behind the scenes and was really big news …. but I guess more boring than making stuff.
anyway, good husband feels so much better

ForGodandCountry

wait just a cotton pickin’ minute here…..an inflamed “thing”?comment image
What’d he do….go stick his tallywacker in the knothole of a fence?
Our “things“ dont just become inflamed so bad we have to go to the ER all of a sudden and get “catheterized”.
You’re leaving a whoooooole bunch out o’ this.

wolfmoon1776

I’m fine with the current level of TMI!!! 😉

ForGodandCountry

Glad to hear it!

CM in TN

OMG Miss Daughn, you’re gonna embarrass the poor man! In all seriousness, I’m sure every one of us men immediately felt his pain upon hearing about it. Let him know we are thinking of him and hope all goes well. Agree with the others, lots of water. Maybe cranberry juice as well.

SteveInCO

The invisible enemy will come, eventually, either from New Orleans or Chicago. We know it and we can feel it.

Multiply that by a thousand…and you know how every medieval village, town, and city felt as they heard news of the Black Death getting closer and closer.
There’d be a last normal day in the village. Then, it would arrive…and two weeks after the last “normal” day, half of the town, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less…would be gone. The lives of those who survived would be irrevocably changed.
It came in three forms, bubonic, pneumonic and septicemic. Pneumonic and septicemic seem to have been one hundred percent fatal. Bubonic (with buboes) would let about fifteen percent of its victims live.
And then, ten years later it would return, and kill mostly children who hadn’t been born the last time it came through. The plague would come back every ten years or so for the next two centuries; finally the last big outbreak was in 1666 in London. It took 150 years for European populations to recover to their levels in 1345.
As rough as this is for many people, this isn’t anything close to the mid 1300s.

para59r

Something on the Black Plague here and what someone thinks finally stopped it.
https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/research-shows-propylene-glycol-vapor-kills-airborne-influenza-virus

Dora

Prayer Against Contagious Diseases
The following prayer was composed by Pope Saint Zachary. It was used by the Council of Trent. Please share this prayer with everyone you know. The more prayer the better!
In Christ the King and in the Immaculata,
Fr. Paul McD‎onald
Diocese of Saint Catharines
https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/4828-prayer-against-contagious-diseases

GA/FL
GA/FL

At the WH Task Force briefing yesterday – they announced UPS or FedEX is bringing planeloads of medical supplies from ‘Asia’
Not thrilled about that.

Deplorable Patriot

Across social media, I’m seeing a mask wearing push from the left. So far, I have not worn one, and will not unless threatened with something more than “you might breathe it in” when this is a virus that is spread via touching surfaces. I mean, come on, this is NOT the Irish potato blight that really was in the air. I’m more in danger from pollen.
So, why the late push when the rate of infection numbers are beginning to wane? I am not going to erase my face for the public just because some politician wants to be fashionable. I’m a good Catholic girl, not a muslim.
PS – the crackpot mayor of the city blocked off a bunch of roads into the bigger city parks this morning. She basically made cutting through to avoid the regular city streets impossible. Supposedly this was to allow more space for people to walk around. Has this woman ever BEEN in Forest Park? The only time there is a shortage of space is balloon race weekend.

GA/FL

3/29/20 – Surgeon General 3 part thread on Masks:

TEXT:
1/3 Regarding masks:
@WHO @CDCgov & my office have consistently recommended against the general public wearing masks as there is scant or conflicting evidence they benefit individual wearers in a meaningful way, but real concerns about pulling from the healthcare worker supply…
2/3 If you have #coronavirus or are caring for someone with #COVID19, both @CDCgov and @WHO advise you to wear a mask around others, so YOU don’t spread disease to THEM. There may be other recommendations for wearing masks at the discretion of your health provider or employer.
3/3 My office, @CDCgov & @WHO constantly review emerging data & studies regarding #COVID19, and will adjust recommendations according to new data as the evidence warrants. CDC does not have new guidance scheduled to come out on this topic at this time.

SteveInCO

I found a box of masks I bought from Harbor Freight nearly 20 years ago (they no longer sell them from what I can see). They look a lot like the N95 masks, but clearly are NOT.
I thought about wearing one just so people would keep their distance.

MAGA Mom

Aerosole transmission has not only not been ruled out but is suspected. I can not wear a mask. Husband has gone no where in Nash not in a mask. Why take a chance until it is known unless you can’t wear a mask until it ruled out? Plus, it reduces the wearer’s chance of transmission if the wearer is an asymptotic case or newly infected and doesn’t know it yet. Not reason not to wear a mask except for the shortages that would suddenly cause and medical workers need them more. We already had them on hand.

Deplorable Patriot

Because I don’t buy it anymore. Plus, with all the social distancing, I’m not coming in contact with anyone else’s breathing plume.
More or less, I don’t want to.

wolfmoon1776

Right now, the left is pushing masks for psychological reasons. Anything that sounds like it’s going to help, but will actually make things worse.
The left is PUSHING MASKS while HOARDING MASKS for a REASON.
AN ALINSKY REASON.