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Title: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: Surly1 on January 22, 2020, 07:10:34 am
Now landed with cases reported in Australia and the US.

This terrifying graph shows how fast the Wuhan virus has spread so far, and how close it is to becoming a global pandemic (https://www.businessinsider.com/wuhan-virus-spread-speed-chart-2019-ncov-2020-1)

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An alarming graph shows how fast the Wuhan coronavirus has spread in the past two weeks alone and highlights how soon it could become a pandemic.

The bar graph was posted on Twitter by Cate Cadell, the China correspondent for Reuters, on Wednesday. 

It shows that in the last three days, the number of infections has risen sharply, as have the number of deaths, and the number of countries discovering infected people.

Title: Coronavirus: The Virus That Can Become a Pandemic 👀
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 08:48:50 pm
Coronavirus: The Virus That Can Become a Pandemic 👀
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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on January 31, 2020, 12:13:37 pm
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:40

Authored by Richard Breslow via Bloomberg

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With China Markets Set To Re-Open, US Traders Are Ignoring Two "Blatantly Obvious" Issues (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/china-markets-set-re-open-us-traders-are-ignoring-two-blatantly-obvious-issues)

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Title: Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response
Post by: Surly1 on February 01, 2020, 07:12:38 am
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response (https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-trump-united-states-public-health-emergency-response/)
As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.


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U.S. President Donald Trump and his former White House physician, Ronny Jackson, listen to a presentation about new technology used by the Department of Veterans Affairs during an event at the White House on Aug. 3, 2017. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGE

When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the Wuhan coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern on Thursday, he praised China for taking “unprecedented” steps to control the deadly virus. “I have never seen for myself this kind of mobilization,” he noted. “China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response.”

The epidemic control efforts unfolding today in China—including placing some 100 million citizens on lockdown, shutting down a national holiday, building enormous quarantine hospitals in days’ time, and ramping up 24-hour manufacturing of medical equipment—are indeed gargantuan. It’s impossible to watch them without wondering, “What would we do? How would my government respond if this virus spread across my country?”

For the United States, the answers are especially worrying because the government has intentionally rendered itself incapable. In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure. In numerous phone calls and emails with key agencies across the U.S. government, the only consistent response I encountered was distressed confusion. If the United States still has a clear chain of command for pandemic response, the White House urgently needs to clarify what it is
If the United States still has a clear chain of command for pandemic response, the White House urgently needs to clarify what it is
—not just for the public but for the government itself, which largely finds itself in the dark.

When Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014, President Barack Obama recognized that responding to the outbreak overseas, while also protecting Americans at home, involved multiple U.S. government departments and agencies, none of which were speaking to one another. Basically, the U.S. pandemic infrastructure was an enormous orchestra full of talented, egotistical players, each jockeying for solos and fame, refusing to rehearse, and demanding higher salaries—all without a conductor. To bring order and harmony to the chaos, rein in the agency egos, and create a coherent multiagency response overseas and on the homefront, Obama anointed a former vice presidential staffer, Ronald Klain, as a sort of “epidemic czar” inside the White House, clearly stipulated the roles and budgets of various agencies, and placed incident commanders in charge in each Ebola-hit country and inside the United States. The orchestra may have still had its off-key instruments, but it played the same tune.

Building on the Ebola experience, the Obama administration set up a permanent epidemic monitoring and command group inside the White House National Security Council (NSC) and another in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—both of which followed the scientific and public health leads of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the diplomatic advice of the State Department.

On the domestic front, the real business of assuring public health and safety is a local matter, executed by state, county, and city departments that operate under a mosaic of laws and regulations that vary jurisdiction by jurisdiction. Some massive cities, such as New York City or Boston, have large budgets, clear regulations, and epidemic experiences that have left deep benches of medical and public health talent. But much of the United States is less fortunate on the local level, struggling with underfunded agencies, understaffing, and no genuine epidemic experience. Large and small, America’s localities rely in times of public health crisis on the federal government.

Bureaucracy matters. Without it, there’s nothing to coherently manage an alphabet soup of agencies housed in departments ranging from Defense to Commerce, Homeland Security to Health and Human Services (HHS).

But that’s all gone now.

In the spring of 2018, the White House pushed Congress to cut funding for Obama-era disease security programs, proposing to eliminate $252 million in previously committed resources for rebuilding health systems in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Under fire from both sides of the aisle, President Donald Trump dropped the proposal to eliminate Ebola funds a month later. But other White House efforts included reducing $15 billion in national health spending and cutting the global disease-fighting operational budgets of the CDC, NSC, DHS, and HHS. And the government’s $30 million Complex Crises Fund was eliminated.

In May 2018, Trump ordered the NSC’s entire global health security unit shut down, calling for reassignment of Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer and dissolution of his team inside the agency. The month before, then-White House National Security Advisor John Bolton pressured Ziemer’s DHS counterpart, Tom Bossert, to resign along with his team. Neither the NSC nor DHS epidemic teams have been replaced. The global health section of the CDC was so drastically cut in 2018 that much of its staff was laid off and the number of countries it was working in was reduced from 49 to merely 10. Meanwhile, throughout 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development and its director, Mark Green, came repeatedly under fire from both the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And though Congress has so far managed to block Trump administration plans to cut the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps by 40 percent, the disease-fighting cadres have steadily eroded as retiring officers go unreplaced.

Klain has been warning for two years that the United States was in grave danger should a pandemic emerge. In 2017 and 2018, the philanthropist billionaire Bill Gates met repeatedly with Bolton and his predecessor, H.R. McMaster, warning that ongoing cuts to the global health disease infrastructure would render the United States vulnerable to, as he put it, the “significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.” And an independent, bipartisan panel formed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies concluded that lack of preparedness was so acute in the Trump administration that the “United States must either pay now and gain protection and security or wait for the next epidemic and pay a much greater price in human and economic costs.”

The next epidemic is now here; we’ll soon know the costs imposed by the Trump administration’s early negligence and present panic. On Jan. 29, Trump announced the creation of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, an all-male group of a dozen advisors, five from the White House staff. Chaired by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, the task force includes men from the CDC, State Department, DHS, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Transportation Department. It’s not clear how this task force will function or when it will even convene.

In the absence of a formal structure, the government has resorted to improvisation. In practical terms, the U.S. government’s public health effort is led by Daniel Jernigan, the incident commander for the Wuhan coronavirus response at the CDC. Jernigan is responsible for convening meetings of the nation’s state health commissioners and briefing CDC Director Robert Redfield and his boss, Azar. Meanwhile, state-level health leaders told me that they have been sharing information with one another and deciding how best to prepare their medical and public health workers without waiting for instructions from federal leadership. The most important federal program for  local medical worker and hospital epidemic training, however, will run out of money in May, as Congress has failed to vote on its funding. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is the bulwark between hospitals and health departments versus pandemic threats; last year HHS requested $2.58 billion, but Congress did not act.

On Thursday, the CDC confirmed the first human-to-human spread of the Wuhan coronavirus inside the United States, between a husband and wife in Chicago. While the wife acquired her infection traveling in China, she passed the virus to her husband on return to the United States. Though only six Wuhan coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, with no deaths, Nancy Messonnier of the CDC told reporters on Thursday: “Moving forward, we can expect to see more cases, and more cases mean the potential for more person-to-person spread.”

Surveying the largest drug store chains in New York City on Wednesday, I found that all were sold out of medical face masks and latex gloves, as is Amazon. Searching online for protective masks reveals that dozens of products intended for use to block dust and particles far larger than viruses are garnering brisk sales—and none available that can actually prevent viral exposure. The surge in mask and glove sales to worried citizens all over the world needs refereeing. Bona fide anti-viral masks should be prioritized to front-line medical and public health staff, and the populace shouldn’t be misled into purchasing and wearing products that offer no genuine protection.

Countering misinformation, conspiracy theories, rumormongering, and discriminatory behavior against people believed to be disease spreaders requires thoughtful communication from leadership at the highest levels of government. None is in evidence. Instead, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared on Fox Business on Thursday to fan the flames of fear for the sake of hypothetical business opportunities. “It does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain,” Ross said. “It’s another risk factor that people need to take into account. So, I think it will help accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to the U.S., probably some to Mexico as well.” Meanwhile, Trump, asked at the recent World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland how he intended to respond to the epidemic, said the situation was under control and a world away from the United States.

In a statement released this week, Pompeo sought to calm Americans, saying, “People should know that there are enormous efforts underway by the United States government to make sure that we do everything we can to protect the American people and to reduce the risk all around the globe.” But late Thursday night, the secretary—in clear defiance of WHO’s admonishment against restricting travel to and from China—issued an advisory saying, “Those currently in China should consider departing.”

In recent days, a handful of policy leaders have been shifted from government positions focused on weapons of mass destruction and bioterrorism to the slowly emerging epidemic response infrastructure, such as Matthew Pottinger, Philip Ferro, and David Wade on the NSC and the bioterrorism expert Anthony Ruggiero. It’s not at all clear how they would handle an explosion of coronavirus cases, were such a dreadful thing to occur in the United States. “The full weight of the US Government is working on this,” a senior administration official told CNN on Tuesday. “As with any interagency effort of this scale, the National Security Council works closely with the whole of government to ensure a coordinated and unified effort.”

The last time the U.S. government and its many local and state counterparts faced an explosive pandemic on American soil was 2009, with the spread of H1N1, or swine flu. The then-new Obama administration was still filling key positions across the executive branch when the epidemic emerged that spring, and it struggled to set the proper tone in reaction to what turned out to be an exceptionally contagious, but not unusually virulent, form of influenza. The challenge revealed enormous gaps in America’s ability to swiftly manufacture vaccines, stock-outs of face masks and vital hospital supplies, and serious difficulty in keeping ahead of outright lies, conspiracy theories, and rumormongering on cable TV and social media. The much more deadly pandemic test came in 1981, with the arrival of HIV: It did not go well, as history has well established, because homophobia was so pervasive in the country and within government that gay men, rather than the virus killing them, were treated as a national scourge.

Since the great influenza pandemic of 1918, the United States has been spared terrifying epidemics. Americans now are epidemic voyeurs. They watch YouTube videos of China’s struggles. They see the government attack its epidemic by building a 1,000-bed quarantine hospital in a single week, lock down cities larger than New York or Los Angeles, ramp up 24/7 manufacture of face masks and protective gear, deploy its armed forces medical corps to treat ailing citizens, send enormous convoys of food and supplies to anxious citizens of Wuhan, and release terrifying, growing tallies daily of its swelling patient populations. They look in horror at panicked lines of masked people waiting to learn if their fevers are caused by the deadly disease, at bodies lying on cold floors in overcrowded hospitals, and at people crying out from behind their masks for help. And they ask, “What would the United States do? What would the White House do?” The answers are not reassuring.

Laurie Garrett is a former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize winning science writer.
Title: 75,000 cases? Model says outbreak will double in size every 6.4 days
Post by: Surly1 on February 01, 2020, 07:19:19 am
http://The real number of coronavirus cases is more than 75,000, according to a scientific model that says the outbreak will double in size every 6.4 days

A new study suggests that official figures for the scale of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak have been far too low.
The study, published in the prestigious Lancet journal, projected that as of January 25, there were 75,815 people infected in Wuhan. At the time the official figure was 761.
It also dismissed a lockdown in Wuhan as "negligible," since the virus had already spread by the time it was implemented.


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The true number of people infected with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus is more than 75,000, according to a scientific model, which claims the official number for those infected is far too low.

Academics at the University of Hong Kong published a paper on Friday in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, estimating the rate at which the virus is spreading.

It used official data on the number of infections to calculate what it said was the true extent of the disease — almost 100 times the official figures.

Underpinning the analysis is the idea that the number of international cases is disproportionately high given the number of people who travel from Wuhan to other countries.
The academics used the international figures to reverse-engineer a total for the number of cases among greater Wuhan's population of around 19 million.

They said that, as of January 25, they estimated that the number of cases was 75,815.

According to CNN, the official total on January 25 for the whole of Hubei province, which includes greater Wuhan, was 761, barely 1% of the total projected by the scientists.

The paper is not the first to suggest that the official figures do not adequately capture the scope of the outbreak. A paper from Imperial College London published on January 17 suggested that the figures were too low by a factor of 35.

As part of their model, the Hong Kong academics predicted that the scale of the virus would double every 6.4 days. By that logic, the number of people in greater Wuhan with the virus as of this Friday (January 31) would be 151,630.

The official number of cases on January 31 was less than 10,000. The number increased to around 12,000 as of February 1 local time.

The authors of the study said they had taken into account the effect of the dramatic lockdown imposed on Wuhan and surrounding cities last week.

However, they said that its overall effectiveness would be "negligible" given that a critical mass of cases had already been observed in several other cities.

In a meeting on Thursday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

On Friday, the US government announced a ban on any foreigner entering the country within 14 days of being in mainland China. It said US citizens would be allowed to enter but placed in quarantine.
Title: Coronavirus Hammers Bulk Shipping
Post by: AGelbert on February 01, 2020, 08:22:41 pm
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Coronavirus Hammers Bulk Shipping

By Bloomberg on Jan 31, 2020 12:19 pm

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Title: ... logic, science and probabilities all suggest we brace for impact.
Post by: AGelbert on February 03, 2020, 03:32:27 pm
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Coronaviruses tend to be contagious in relatively close contact (within two meters / six feet) but masks may not be enough protection, as it may spread by contact with surfaces and through the eyes. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300714025456.bmp) 

All available evidence supports the conclusion that this virus is highly contagious, i.e. it isn't that difficult to catch.

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:00

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog
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Title: Coronavirus Disrupts Global Container Shipping
Post by: AGelbert on February 07, 2020, 07:03:05 pm
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Coronavirus Disrupts Global Container Shipping

By Reuters on Feb 06, 2020 12:59 pm

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By Jonathan Saul and Lisa Baertlein – LONDON/LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) – China’s fast-spreading coronavirus is throwing the global container shipping trade out of sync, with lines re-routing cargoes and reducing calls to Chinese ports, setting the scene for months of delivery delays ahead, industry sources said. The spread of the deadly virus has shut down […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/coronavirus-disrupts-global-container-shipping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-887a3e9eb2-169600093&mc_cid=887a3e9eb2&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here?
Post by: AGelbert on February 14, 2020, 07:09:28 pm
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Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here?  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300714025456.bmp) 
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Journalists Bryn Nelson 👍 and Jane C. Hu 👍 talk about how the climate crisis means we could see more deadly outbreaks, plus the rise of xenophobia as the virus spreads.

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on February 17, 2020, 02:22:05 pm
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Director of the Japan Community Health Care Organisation
“70% of those testing positive are not showing any symptoms at all”

Xinxian country, extend quarantine to 21 days for citizens returning from Wuhan, following two unusual cases#Coronavirus https://amp.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/feb/17/coronavirus-live-updates-us-citizens-japan-diamond-princess-cruise-ship-china-wuhan-hubei-cases-death-toll-latest-news

6:53 AM - Feb 17, 2020

Source:
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Agelbert NOTE: The scariest thing about this virus is the fact that 70% of those which test positive for it HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. That means that it will continue to spread exponentially. When the amount of infected passes above a certain amount, quarantine is not affordable, practical or effective, as far as government efforts to contain the epidemic are concerned. At that point, which the 'no symptoms' stalking horse of this virus is rapidly bringing to deadly fruitition, a global depression is inevitable.

Consider, for example(s), the tourist and hotel businesses that have always done quite well, even with 90% of the global population being assaulted continually by greedball capitalists doing their neoliberal profit over people and planet thing.  (http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Spiele/smilie_game_017.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)

NOW, greedball money CANNOT protect the top 10% when they travel, so they will not travel. No greedballs traveling, no tourist industry, no cruise ship or hotel profits, etc.

The greedballs will finally learn what it is like to NOT be in control. No amount of 🐍 stock market rigging and fascist 🦀 Trumpian happy talk economics numbers fakery will be able to stop the worldwide depression as everybody does their best to avoid everybody that might be infected.   
   
Title: Half the Population of China, 760 Million, Now Locked Down 😲
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 01:26:27 pm
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In China, 760M people are locked down. Apple just issued a warning. In Japan, there is a sudden spike coronavirus cases.

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Half the Population of China, 760 Million, Now Locked Down  :o (https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/half-the-population-of-china-760-million-now-locked-down-E0JtonkZYkKDKd-xGBl4QA)
Title: Slump in Global Goods Trade to 🌠 Deepen With Coronavirus, WTO Says
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 04:25:43 pm
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Slump in Global Goods Trade to 🌠 Deepen With Coronavirus, WTO Says

By Bloomberg on Feb 18, 2020 10:02 am

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Global trade in goods will likely stay weak in coming months as disruptions from coronavirus in China staunch the movement of international commerce already slowed by tariffs and uncertainty, according to the World Trade Organization. The Geneva-based body’s latest forward-looking Goods Trade Barometer stood at 95.5, compared with a level of 96.6 in […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/slump-in-global-goods-trade-to-deepen-with-coronavirus-wto-says/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-817b608165-169600093&mc_cid=817b608165&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: expert: more afraid of catching virus on ship than in Africa during Ebola epidemic and China SARS
Post by: AGelbert on February 19, 2020, 05:49:47 pm
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Kentaro Iwata, professor at the infectious diseases division of Japan’s Kobe University, described the situation on board as “completely inadequate in terms of infection control”.

This whole thing could end up being like the Ebola scare of 2014, something legitimately unnerving, but ultimately not widespread outside of the hot zone. We may get lucky and Covid-19 may by some miracle be contained.

But I wouldn’t bet my family’s lives on it.

Full article:

Did The Diamond Princess "Quarantine" Just Infect More People With Covid-19 And Spread It Further? (https://www.zerohedge.com/health/did-diamond-princess-quarantine-just-infect-more-people-covid-19-and-spread-it-further)
Title: 📢 Hat Tip to Surly ✨ for this Important Story
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 02:32:10 pm

(https://d38hokjm2drjyk.cloudfront.net/?url=lh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fproxy%2F0hxVOQS3mHlqIoETSELEjnRCxF8FR43YqflYx_zlFGOnoabEIz8AM14Q_CygnKg5PMomqA7zooUPPKBwB89Jr22OSnxPZ3kaovU%3Dw1200-h630-p-k-no-nu&w=300&h=190&secure=yes&token=4deae8a1dbc0b68e93d688475ed11ae0a606f3fb) When Will We Admit Covid-19 Is Unstoppable and Global Depression Is Inevitable? (http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2020/02/when-will-we-admit-covid-19-is.html)
charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Given the exquisite precariousness of the global financial system and economy, hopes for a brief and mild downturn are wildly unrealistic. If we asked a panel of epidemiologists to imagine a virus op…

Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 02/24/20 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg15712 /#msg15712) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

Agelbert NOTE: The effect of Covid-19 news on the restaurant business is going to be bankrupting. Already Pizza Hut (which includes Wendy's) is cratering. They announced that they would be closing about 500 locations for "remodeling" (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif). The Wendy's billionaire CEO (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Nelson Peltz just held a big 🦀 Trump fundraiser... (https://truthout.org/articles/wendys-billionaire-owner-has-held-trumps-priciest-fundraiser-to-date/) Five will get ya ten that Mr. Nelson Peltz is fishing for a bailout.

Whatever Trump does to welfare queen his fellow crooked bastards out of bankruptcy, it will not work this time. ALL these businesses, from restaurannts to cruise ships to hotels, etc. CANNOT SURVIVE if people of all walks of life avoid other people (as much as possible) for several months until this Covid-19 virus is less of a health threat. AND furthermore, Covid-19 is just ONE of the multiple threats to the global economy that Catastrophic Climate Change is inexorably putting in the faces of all types of unethical profit over people and planet "business as usual"  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) Capitalists. Ethical businesses will be negatively impacted as well.  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201604.png)

This is the Black Swan combination of events that Wall Street has always feared. Expect TPTB here in the USA to debase our currency in order to save the bastards at the top (SEE: 2008 on hyperinflationary steroids). I hope they fail because, if they don't, we-the-people will be even poorer and more desperate than we are now. Desperate people = 💣 >>>>> 💥 (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-081019223703.jpeg).

https://youtu.be/A9pHuVX-ZxE
Title: Update: Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak — United States, February 24
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 12:26:21 pm
Early Release / February 25, 2020 / 69

Update: Public Health Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak — United States, February 24, 2020

Daniel B. Jernigan, MD1; CDC COVID-19 Response Team (View author affiliations) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6908e1.htm?s_cid=mm6908e1_e&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM20815
Title: CDC Reports 6 New US Cases Of COVID-19 As Total Hits 59; Italy Surpasses 400: Live Updates
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 01:01:06 pm
February 26, 2020 - 12:27

Summary:  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1692935.gif)

► CDC reports 6 new cases among repatriated Americans
► Iran deaths hit 19
► Brazil confirms first case in South America
► France confirms 2nd death
► Tokyo pushes back against Tokyo Games cancellation talk
► Greece confirms first case
► Germany unleashes fiscal stimulus after confirming new cases
► Dems one-up Trump with $8.5 billion package.
► Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain confirm new cases
► Finland confirms 2nd case
► 1st 2 cases reported in Pakistan
► HHS Secretary tells Congress infectious disease fund has no extra uncommitted cash
► Congress begins talks on corona virus spending bill with vote expected early next month
► Germany health minister warns we're at beginning of epidemic in Germany
► Italy confirms 12th death, cases soar above 400
► North Macedonia confirms first case
► South Korea cases soar above 1,200 as gov't begins testing of 200k patients
► Brazil confirms infected patient came on plane from Paris
► Ericsson confirms one of its employees in Croatia tested positive

CDC Reports 6 New US Cases Of COVID-19 As Total Hits 59; Italy Surpasses 400: Live Updates (https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/france-confirms-2nd-death-outbreak-spreads-across-europe-virus-arrives-south-america?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29)
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 03:18:42 pm
February 26, 2020

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the cascading effects of this are too many to list, and the pundits on wall street aren't expert on pandemics so are likely wrong, how can their hubris be so huge, how do they think this can all blow over, they must really not understand the force of nature we are dealing with. 

When airlines start to default because of government-enforced travel restrictions or simply people cancel travel plans, now hotels and restaurants default, cab companies, uber has fewer customers as people stay home, luxury items are not a priority, items dry up at stores as china is in full economic lockdown,  Walmart starts layoffs, I can go on and on at what's coming,

The problem is our central banks created this asset bubble people think is going to the moon, it was already up 350% on nothing but low interest and cheap credit. We weren't in an economic boom; We were in a boom of cheap money and the world leveraged, and now our cheap trinkets are about to stop flowing. This little nanometer chain of RNA has just started to pop this bubble, and the banks are helpless. No amount of liquidity they pump into this will stop it. Right now I'm seeing something I haven't seen since 2008, the markets are started to scream fear, All our jobs will be on the line.

Agelbert NOTE: The above truth telling comment was  made in regard to this truth telling 👍 article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-310119164115.gif)

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 14:15
Summary

There are plenty of uncertainties in the world. Individuals have the decision-making ability to evaluate those uncertainties and the risks they pose. That said, it is difficult to remember a time when the potential turbulence we face has been so broadly ignored by the “market” and so overlooked by the Fed and politicians. It is as though we have been tranquilized by the ever-rising stock market and net worth as an artifact of that fallacious indicator of security.

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Our Triple-C Rated Economy: Complacency, Contradictions, And Corona (https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/our-triple-c-rated-economy-complacency-contradictions-and-corona?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29)


Title: Cooch Totally On Top Of Coronavirus Thing
Post by: Surly1 on February 27, 2020, 06:06:04 am
Virginians remember The Cooch from his days as Governor Transvaginal Ultrasound's AG, when he worked tirelessly to put abortion providers out of business and otherwise find a legal basis for interposing the state in Virginia vaginas. He's a perfect Trumprimmer.


Trump Administration Totally On Top Of Coronavirus Thing, Will Ask Twitter If They Have Any More Questions (https://www.wonkette.com/trump-administration-totally-on-top-of-coronavirus-thing-if-they-need-help-theyll-ask-twitter)

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Stock markets have been dropping due to fears that the Covid-19 coronavirus could become a global pandemic, so Donald Trump took a little time away from hugging a fellow authoritarian leader in India yesterday to reassure a worried nation that everything's perfectly all right. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?

Just to reinforce Trump's insistence that all is well, (acting) Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli, AKA perennial Wonkette favorite Saint Cooch Nobortions, a member of Trump's coronavirus task force -- really -- took to Twitter to ask why he couldn't see a non-governmental website about the outbreak.

See? Everything's just fine! TOP MEN.

Cuccinelli returned to the matter a little later to complain that the Johns Hopkins map was hidden behind a "paywall," and isn't THAT a scummy thing for an important source of information to do?

That led a whole BUNCH of people to chime in and point out that as a top government official who's directly involved in the Covid-19 response, maybe Cuccinelli could ask someone in the government for the information he needs, instead of going to a university website.

Maybe he just doesn't trust the Deep State -- but then, why would he trust the Hopkins map, either, since some of those epidemiologists probably voted for Hillary? At least he didn't go the Limbaugh route and explain the virus is, like hurricanes, merely a Deep State plot.

Do we really need to say that while previously-known coronaviruses can cause (along with rhinovirus) the common cold, Covid-19 is not the cold? Hence the name "novel coronavirus," not that it only affects literate people. And the influenza virus is a whole 'nother thing. And no, rhinos aren't involved either.

(Updated to reflect that flu is not caused by a coronavirus.)

Right around the time Cuccinelli was complaining about a "paywall" that didn't exist, the folks at Johns Hopkins explained — twice! — that heavy traffic had knocked the site offline for a while and that they were working on it.

For the heck of it, we left off part of the URL for the site, and got what we assume Cuccinelli and others saw while the site was borked:

So now let us assign some blame, shall we? 1: Yeah, the team at Johns Hopkins's Center for Systems Science and Engineering should have had a clearer error screen instead of a "please sign in to your account" widget. So we can kind of forgive Cuccinelli for assuming he was looking at a "paywall." BUT 2:DUDE YOU ARE IN GOVERNMENT AND YOU'RE NOT HELPING BY GOING TO TWITTER FOR TECH SUPPORT.

Also, this seems like a good time to remind y'all that the entire administration ismaking up its coronavirus response as it goes along. It certainly doesn't help that, as Foreign Policy reports — in a story that is subject to a two-free-articles-per-month paywall — in 2018 Trump gutted much of the public health infrastructure that's supposed to manage disease outbreaks, because who needs big government? In 2018, he literally got rid of the person at the National Security Council who is supposed to be the point person on things like this! And just hasn't filled the position!

But even Ken Cuccinelli ought to know that despite threats of budget cuts, the CDC is still kind of a thing. And maybe you don't want to further give the impression that no one in the administration knows what they're doing?

Probably just as well you keep that out in front, though. Might encourage people to wash their hands more. That Fox News dipshit is on his own.

[Politico / Ken Cuccinelli on Twitter / Newsweek / Foreign Policy / CDC / Photoshoop source:Johns Hopkins CSSE and Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license 2.0]

Title: Trump Insists on Paying for Coronavirus Prep by Cutting Heating Aid for the Poor
Post by: Surly1 on February 27, 2020, 06:10:21 am
Trump Insists on Paying for Coronavirus Prep by Cutting Heating Aid for the Poor (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/trump-administration-coronavirus-budget-response.html)

One sick puppy. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Since taking office, the Trump administration has slashed taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, while increasing the Defense Department’s annual budget by $130 billion (a sum more than large enough to cover the costs of tuition-free public college and paid family leave). All together, the policies implemented during Donald Trump’s tenure are poised to push the federal deficit past $1 trillion this year.

That last bit isn’t necessarily concerning. Many mainstream economists consider our nation’s existing debt load more than sustainable. From a progressive perspective, the problem with Trump’s deficit spending isn’t its scale but its content.

From a self-styled fiscal conservative’s point of view, however, that $1 trillion figure is a real eyesore. And for at least some of the self-professed conservatives who work in the Trump White House, it is a source of psychological discomfort bordering on guilt.

Or at least, that’s my best guess as to why the Trump administration has, (1) spent the past several weeks refusing to endorse new spending on coronavirus preparation, despite the pleas of lawmakers in both parties for action, and (2) is still holding up funding for the imminent public health crisis by insisting on offsetting a small fraction of the emergency appropriation with a $37 million cut to home heating aid for the poor.

As the Washington Post reports:

House Democrats tell us they are outraged by one aspect of the White House response in particular: The White House appears to have informed Democrats that they want to fund the emergency response in part by taking money from a program that funds low-income home heating assistance.

A document that the Trump administration sent to Congress, which we have seen, indicates that the administration is transferring $37 million to emergency funding for the coronavirus response from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, which funds heating for poor families.

Democrats see this as provoking budgetary bickering and unnecessary political friction at a time when a clean emergency appropriation could easily avoid both.

Low-income Americans in frigid regions of the country aren’t the only victims of the administration’s arbitrary penny-pinching. The White House is also calling for $535 million cut to funding for Ebola virus treatment and containment — despite the fact that the Republic of Congo is still battling an Ebola epidemic. The administration’s insistence on financing the fight against one epidemic disease with cuts to funding for the containment of a different epidemic disease — so as to avoid increasing the federal budget by .01 percent — is emblematic of this White House’s goldfish-esque lack of foresight: Since taking office, President Trump has tried to slash national health spending by $15 billion; cut the disease-fighting budgets of DHS, NSC, HHS, and CDC; allowed the ranks of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to steadily erode (after trying and failing to shrink its budget by 40 percent); eliminated the federal government’s $30 million Complex Crises Fund; and shut down the National Security Council’s entire global health security unit.

There is no rational explanation for the administration’s current position. The coronavirus represents a massive political liability for Trump, not least because of how indefensible his previous bouts of penny-pinching on public health now appear. There is no mass constituency for prioritizing opposition to infinitesimal increases in the national debt over pandemic prevention. In fact, many congressional Republicans were alarmed by the austerity of Trump’s proposal. As Politico reports:

Administration officials sought to swat away concerns their emergency request for $2.5 billion to address the outbreak was inadequate, even as some Republicans joined Democrats in criticizing the amount — and slamming a lack of transparency around efforts to contain the disease on U.S. soil.

… The Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee at Azar’s hearing accused the administration of making a “low ball” request.

“It could be an existential threat to a lot of people in this country,” warned Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “So money should not be an object. We should try to contain and eradicate this as much as we can, both in the U.S. and helping our friends all over the world.”

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled an $8.5 billion emergency funding proposal, composed entirely of new spending. The Democrats’ counteroffer is not merely superior on the merits, but also a sound election-year messaging device: If the coronavirus creates major disruptions to American life, the Democratic Party will be able to say it demanded more ambitious preparations than the Republican president would allow; if the epidemic somehow peters out, no voters are going to reward Trump for holding the line against a $7 billion increase to the $1 trillion deficit.

Thus, the most plausible explanation for the White House’s stance is the neurosis of budget director Mick Mulvaney and his ideological kin. In the House, Mulvaney was that rare breed of a “small-government” crusader whose zeal for slashing spending didn’t spare the Pentagon. By most accounts, the man is a supply-side, deficit-hawk true believer. Now, like a guilt-prone cannibal who seeks to mitigate his sense of moral injury by religiously observing “meatless Mondays,” Mulvaney is ostensibly trying to compensate for his complicity in an exploding deficit by holding pandemic prevention hostage to trivial spending cuts.

Title: Trump had the high ground. All he had to do was to act Presidential, and say something like "Coronav
Post by: AGelbert on February 27, 2020, 12:27:05 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Carl_R said this yesterday. He is right about Trump. I will add that Trump cannot be any other way. 🦀 Trump is an evil bastard. Trump is reaping what he willfully, arrogantly, greedily and murderously has sown all his (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) profit over people and planet life.

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Trump had the high ground. All he had to do was to act Presidential, and say something like "Coronavirus is a global threat. We take coronavirus very seriously, and we are devoting as much effort to fighting it as possible. So far it it contained in the US, but it is an ongoing risk. I am very concerned for all the people who could be at risk if this begins spreading in the US. I have asked Congress for additional funds to fight this threat. It it time for an end to partisanship, and we need to all work together, and then our country will emerge stronger, regardless of what happens."

With a statement like that, he wins either way. If corona doesn't cause large number of deaths in the US, it was because of his strong response. If it does, it was despite his efforts, and the resulting recession was not something he could have prevented or be blamed for. Either way, his re-election would have been almost certain.

Instead he downplayed it. Now instead of a win-win scenario he is in a lose-lose situation. In the more likely case, corona does create problems for the US economy, not only can he not win  ;D, Republicans will be wiped out (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png) in Congress as well. Expect Sanders to be elected (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png), and to have a better than 2/3 majority in both houses  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png). In the less likely scenario, it is contained and never becomes an issue in the US. In that case, coronavirus is forgotten, and ceases to be a factor. Even though he was right, he gets no credit because the supply disruption in China causes a recession anyway, which he gets blamed for, and he loses the election that way, too, though the Republicans end up perhaps holding the Senate.

Without question, this was the worst political move I have ever seen at any level (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png). He had a winning hand, and he folded and accepted defeat.

I think there is no way to keep Coronavirus from spreading in the US (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png). There is just too much travel. I talked to four customers today. I'm in a relatively small town in the middle of nowhere. One had just returned from Africa. Another was headed to Mexico for a cruise. Another was on his way to Germany. Still another was headed to Israel on Friday. This is going on in every city in America. Coronavirus will be here sooner, rather than later, and Trump, and the Republicans will pay a heavy, heavy price for his incredibly ill-advised speech tonight. The stock market will probably rally for a couple days, though. I hope it was worth it to him.

ANOTHER Agelbert NOTE: Trump's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) PPT is desperately trying to protect the stock market. It isn't working ;D. It appears that sanity has returned to most of the traders there.  As I posted February 5, 2020 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/geopolitics/us-federal-reserve-notes-($)-world-reserve-currency-privilege-in-jeopardy/msg15483/#msg15483), the Crack-up Boom market is in progress for many reasons, only one of them being Covd-19. The market has nowhere to go but DOWN. The only prudent thing to do is SELL.

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It's all a ruse to protect the much vaunted reelection stock market  Notice how the Trumpster shifted culpability to Pence; the fall guy. My god we don't even have a reliable, affordable, accessible test for this man made malady. This virus possesses ungodlike like characteristics. It's ironical the CB's adopted a "what ever it takes" attitude to save the financial markets but "what ever it takes" doesn't apply to the well being of individuals. No global integrated action plan/procedures/policies forth coming. It's just considered a blip on the radar screen. Make that a double, bartender.

associated article:

Are We "(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Very, Very Ready for the Coronavirus, for Anything"? (https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/are-we-very-very-ready-for-the-coronavirus-for-anything-8-SDKdCKska7m0EN6-TnoA)

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Title: How Can the U.S. Confront Coronavirus With 28 Million People Uninsured?
Post by: AGelbert on February 27, 2020, 04:53:56 pm
How Can the U.S. Confront Coronavirus With 28 Million People Uninsured?

SASHA ABRAMSKY, TRUTHOUT

The announcement late Wednesday that a California resident who had neither traveled nor been in close contact with someone infected by the coronavirus signifies that the disease is likely already starting to circulate within the U.S. But with roughly 28 million Americans excluded from primary health care coverage and no national paid sick leave policy in place, the prospects for reining in a pandemic are abysmal.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-the-us-confront-coronavirus-with-28-million-people-uninsured/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=15b13ca9-b4b1-4b7e-8943-c7940ab56757) 👀
Title: Mark Pocan On Dangers of Corona Virus
Post by: AGelbert on February 27, 2020, 07:49:01 pm
Mark Pocan On Dangers of Corona Virus
512 views•Feb 27, 2020

https://youtu.be/YoRXGB7u3Io

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Congressman Mark Pocan joins the program to discuss how Donald Trump's administration is already mishandling the Corona Virus.
 
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Title: Mike Pence Will Edit All CDC Coronavirus Messages For Mentions Of Science, Truth, Boobies
Post by: Surly1 on February 27, 2020, 09:46:38 pm
Mike Pence Will Edit All CDC Coronavirus Messages For Mentions Of Science, Truth, Boobies (https://www.wonkette.com/mike-pence-will-edit-all-cdc-coronavirus-messages-for-mentions-of-science-truth-boobies)

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In a move that no one could have seen coming, one of the White House's first jobs for Mike Pence after making him Donald Trump's coronavirus czar was to tell the federal bureaucracy that "all statements and public appearances" concerning about the epidemic will have to be cleared through Pence first. The New York Times reports the administration wants y'all to understand this is not an attempt to subordinate scientists to the administration's political agenda, heavens no, why would anyone think that?

Officials insist the goal is not to control the content of what subject-matter experts and other officials are saying, but to make sure their efforts are being coordinated, after days of confusion with various administration officials showing up on television.

Yes, we're sure this has more to do with Larry Kudlow declaring the virus was all bottled up (Mmmm, bottles!) than with silencing that terrible Deep State Scientist lady all of wingnuttia is mad at for trying to make Trump look bad. If there's one thing this administration worries about, it's having a consistent message at all times, not people saying inconveniently true things.

The Times dutifully reports the official line that this is all about having clear lines of communication during this very important situation, yes that's definitely it.

The announcements from the White House were intended to show that Mr. Trump and those around him are taking the potential threat to the health of Americans seriously. Aides said the president wanted governors and members of Congress to have a single point-person to communicate with, eliminating any jockeying for power in a decentralized situation.

And if that happens to mean we won't be hearing from any CDC doctors warning it's "inevitable" the virus will spread and cause serious disruptions to Americans' everyday lives, well then that's a happy coincidence. Trump was visibly annoyed at his press conference Wednesday night, saying he didn't think it was inevitable and insisting the "very few" cases in the US will soon be "zero" really soon.

Mind you, Pence didn't exactly eliminate the possibility of multiple competing voices when he announced today that Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who's already running Trump's very special project to eliminate HIV/AIDS, will now serve as the White House's "Coronavirus Response Coordinator." Way to delegate, Mike. We should also point out maybe Pence wasn't supposed to delegate his job away, though, since as the Times notes,

The decision to put Mr. Pence in charge was made on Wednesday after the president told some people that the vice president didn't "have anything else to do," according to people familiar with the president's comments.

So now he'll have even more nothing to do. He'll be taking care of business, and working overtime.

The Times suggests Birx was selected to put an "experienced scientist and physician" in charge of managing the federal response, but also pointed out a bit of a complication, namely that there are now three people "in charge" of coordinating the coronavirus response. WHOOPS.

Mr. Trump said that "Mike is going to be in charge, and Mike will report back to me." Mr. Pence said it will be Dr. Birx. Meanwhile, Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, remains the chairman of the government's coronavirus task force.

Read the rest of the article here;

https://www.wonkette.com/mike-pence-will-edit-all-cdc-coronavirus-messages-for-mentions-of-science-truth-boobies

Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on February 28, 2020, 12:43:19 pm
February 28, 2020

SNIPPET:

Update (1100ET): Kudlow says "no higher priority" than the "health of the American people" (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg) (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010519192158-2201430.jpeg)
Agelbert NOTE: What 😈 Kudlow just said is actually true. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif) Let me explain. For Kudlow and (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Mulvaney, both loyal 🦀 Trump lackeys, the definition of "American people" is a bit different than what they want you to believe it is. "American people" is a term defined by Trump's (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) wrecking crew as those, including first of all (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump, who support 🦀 Trump. EVERYBODY ELSE IS EXPENDABLE to the 🐍 profit over people and planet BASTARDS. Yes, this is old news to most people who can add and subtract. But it is not that simple.

What you need to realize is that, even as these crooks and liars mouth mendacious platitudes to help Wall Street, they are ALSO planning, in typical fascist (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png)malice aforethought, to obtain MORE FASCIST POWER and make TONS OF MONEY out of the MISERY that COVID-19 will visit on we-the-people.

DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS SKULLDUGGERY! GET OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET AND ELECT PRESIDENT SANDERS WITH A PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.
   

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WHO Raises Global Alert Rating To "Very High" From "High" As Kudlow (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Insists Coronavirus "Won't Have Much Of An Impact" On US Economy: Live Updates (https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-cases-surge-across-europe-hong-kong-dog-tests-positive-live-updates?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29)
Title: Why Are Americans Not Protected Against COVID-19? (w/ Dr. Leana Wen)
Post by: AGelbert on February 28, 2020, 06:52:38 pm
Why Are Americans Not Protected Against COVID-19? (w/ Dr. Leana Wen)
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Why do Americans think they don’t need to wear protective clothing when meeting people who have had contact with the Coronavirus COVID-19 especially around the military bases?

Dr. Leana Wen covers some of the facts of COVID-19 virus and how it spreads. She offers some advice on transmission and how infectious the virus appears to be. Some people act as carriers, while not being affected by illness, but can pass on the virus.

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Title: 😈 Mulvaney: “Hoax of the Day” - Seriously? (w/ Laurie Garrett 👍)
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 06:40:27 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Mulvaney: “Hoax of the Day” - Seriously? (w/ Laurie Garrett 👍)
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Some people in the Trump administration are calling COVID-19 ‘hoax of the day’ because the left has run out of things to attack Trump. Are they seriously putting politics before the health of the nation? It seems that way.

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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said that media outlets were playing up the coronavirus news to bring down President Donald Trump.

Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined Thom to discuss the Coronavirus COVID-19.

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Title: Can Hand Sanitizer Stop Corona Virus?
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 06:53:55 pm
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What are the everyday things we can do to stop the spread of illnesses like Corona Virus? Thom Hartmann, speaks to an emergency room nurse 👍 to find out more.
 
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Covid19, also known as the coronavirus is coming to America and taking these steps could help Americans with access to bathrooms, hand sanitizer and gloves avoid the illness, but will this be enough when many cannot afford these?

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Title: PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 OUTBREAK
Post by: AGelbert on March 01, 2020, 01:12:49 pm
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PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 OUTBREAK

February 26, 2020/316 Comments/in emptywheel /by Jim White

Jim here.

I am quite late to getting to a post on the new coronavirus, but headlines yesterday finally forced me to move ahead and gather info today. First, watch this incredibly informative video from the World Health Organization. It gives very good information on the biology of the virus and what’s going on in the outbreak:

https://youtu.be/mOV1aBVYKGA

Although 🦀 Donald (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Trump and his 😈 media partners have been denying that Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a real cause for concern, there were multiple statements yesterday from US health officials that ranged from quite alarming to somewhat more reassuring. The announcements were summarized well by the Washington Post. Perhaps the most attention was paid to portions of what Dr. Nancy Messonnier provided in a telephone briefing yesterday morning. Dr. Messonnier is the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. A recording of the briefing and a full transcript can be found here (https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0225-cdc-telebriefing-covid-19.html).

Of most note from the briefing is when Messonnier stated:

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Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in this country.  It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illness.

So, yes, spread of COVID-19 in the US is inevitable. Messonnier continued, discussing what can be done to try to contain the disease. Because there’s no vaccine or specific treatment for the virus, control has to be through what is termed non-pharmaceutical interventions or NPIs:

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There are three categories of NPIs.  Personal NPIs which include personal protective measures you can take every day and personal protective measures reserved for pandemics.  Community NPIs which include social distancing measures designed to keep people who are sick away from others.  And school closures and dismissals.  And environmental NPIs which includes surface cleaning measures.

It’s in the category of potential community NPIs where the biggest concerns start to appear:

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Now I’d like to talk through some examples of what community NPIs look like.  These are practical measures that can help limit exposure by reducing exposure in community settings.  Students in smaller groups or in a severe pandemic, closing schools and using internet-based teleschooling to continue education.  For adults, businesses can replace in-person meetings with video or telephone conferences and increase teleworking options.  On a larger scale, communities may need to modify, postpone, or cancel mass gatherings.

Messonnier expanded on the disruptions:

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Secondary consequences of some of these measures might include missed work and loss of income.  I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe. But these are things that people need to start thinking about now.

So, yes, there may well be significant disruptions to everyday life in parts of the US. We of course don’t know when this would occur, or where in the US it would be. But this is a good time to start thinking about how a disruption to moving around for a couple of weeks would affect you. Here in Florida, we regularly have to prepare for a week or more of loss of electricity during hurricane season. Preparing for community control measures would be a bit different. Right now, my thoughts for our household are that I will stockpile a few extra large cuts of meat in the freezer. These are things I’d eventually use anyway, so it won’t hurt to have them around. I’ll increase a few of the pantry items that I wouldn’t otherwise increase until the start of hurricane season. I’ll beef up my supplies for baking bread. If a disruption starts looking more likely locally, I’ll even add some frozen veggies to my stockpile, but for now I’m going to rely mostly on my ongoing CSA supply.

But I’m not going to rush out and buy an N95 respirator facemask. The current recommendations from CDC do not recommend facemasks for the general public. They are only recommended for people who are sick or for those who are caring for someone who is sick. This and the other CDC recommendations for treatment and prevention can be found on this helpful page.

The key thing to remember in trying to avoid catching COVID-19, as described in the video above and on the CDC page linked just above, is to avoid being very close to sick people. The guideline mentioned is six feet. If you see someone who looks symptomatic, it shouldn’t be too hard to stay six feet from them. Also, if the virus is known or suspected to be in the area where you are, be especially careful to keep your hands below your shoulders at all times and to wash your hands frequently if visiting public places. As CDC describes here, transmission is thought primarily to be through aerosol droplets such as sneezes and coughs, but it remains possible that the virus could be picked up by touching contaminated surfaces.

Finally, people are also quite concerned about the prediction discussed here by Professor Marc Lipsich, an epidemiologist at Harvard. He has stated that it’s possible that a COVID-19 pandemic could result in 40-70% of people world-wide becoming infected. As Lipsich points out, however, that estimate must be coupled with the realization that we currently have no good estimate for what percentage of people who become infected develop few or no symptoms. In fact, moving out from his discussion, there currently are widely ranging estimates of what percentage of infected people die. Inside Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, estimates now are that 2.8% of those infected die. Outside Wuhan, however, that number drops to 0.18%, a difference of over 15-fold. For a discussion of how early we are in the process of understanding the epidemiology of this virus and why these numbers differ, see this paper.

For perspective, it appears that COVID-19 spreads far more efficiently than SARS and MERS, but conversely, SARS and MERS killed a higher percentage of those infected. We see more COVID-19 deaths because many more people have been infected.

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The featured image for this post is in the public domain and comes from CDC. Here is the caption CDC provides: “This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Credit for the image goes to Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAM.

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Agelbert NOTE: You don't need to be a medical doctor to understand the method a corona virus uses to attack cells. Some knowledge of biology is important, of course, but the "how it works" of a corona virus can be grasped after some study and thought.

The video below gives you the basic idea. The deal with viruses in general is that they need cell reproductive machinery in order to be fruitful and 😈 multiply. Viruses are like microscopic safe crackers. They unluck protein "doors" on a cell wall by using their set of "tools" to fool the cell wall into allowing entry by molecular mimicking of a protein the cell needs to absorb. Corona viruses are even more efficient at doing that because they have those "tools" sticking way out all over their outer surface (i.e. the protrusions made of various safe cracking proteins that make the "crown" that gives the little bugger the "corona" virus name).

You see, at the cellular level, everything (i.e. immune system defense and offense) is about DISTANCE. Within a certain distance of a cell wall, an immune system response (i.e. chemtaxis) is triggered which, after a series of chemical steps, identifies the virus as an invader to be both defended from (i.e. close all the cell wall doors until it goes away) and call the antibody troops (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) to attack the virus.

The "tools" sticking out of the corona virus enable it to get closer to the cell wall protein "doors" than a virus without said handy protrusions.

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In the illustration below, some attacker proteins are not as far out as the S-Protein reddish ones, which are primarily responsible for the ability of the corona virus to attach, hang on to, and open the doors to let the other attacker proteins in.

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Thus the corona virus can sneak attack and enter a cell before the general alarm is put out by chemotaxis (https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/chemotaxis). If enough cells get infected, the host dies. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif)

It's a war in there. You've heard the "might equals right" Social Darwinian term corollary that "The best defense is a good offense", haven't you. A lot of evil bastards live by that society destroying stupidity. Well, in your body, the TRUTH of the biological REALITY matter is that the best offense is a good defense. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132421-16902.gif)

That applies to a lot more than microbiology, but I digress. Enjoy the video and defend your health and that of those around you with kindness, care and altruism, not 🦀 Trumpian society (and biosphere) destroying "survival of the meanest MF around" Social Darwinsim.

https://youtu.be/8CoevfVPXtI

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 06:32:58 pm
Click on image for interactive COVID-19 map. 👀

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Mike 😈 Pence Pushes Corona Virus Conspiracy!
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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 03, 2020, 12:29:48 pm
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Title: The Official Coronavirus Numbers Are Wrong, and Everyone Knows It[
Post by: Surly1 on March 04, 2020, 07:01:50 am
As I noted elsewhere (on the Doomstead Diner Forum), "No data? No problem." Does "slow-walking testing to keep a country’s numbers low" sound familiar?
But Trump's sockpuppet Mike Pence will only get so far with his gas lighting "pray-the-gay-away" approach to coronavirus.


The Official Coronavirus Numbers Are Wrong, and Everyone Knows It (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/03/how-many-americans-really-have-coronavirus/607348/)
Because the U.S. data on coronavirus infections are so deeply flawed, the quantification of the outbreak obscures more than it illuminates.


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We know, irrefutably, one thing about the coronavirus in the United States: The number of cases reported in every chart and table is far too low.

The data are untrustworthy because the processes we used to get them were flawed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s testing proceduresmissed the bulk of the cases. They focused exclusively on travelers, rather than testing more broadly, because that seemed like the best way to catch cases entering the country.

Read: You’re likely to get the coronavirus

Just days ago, it was not clear that the virus had spread solely from domestic contact at all. But then cases began popping up with no known international connection. What public-health experts call “community spread” had arrived in the United States. The virus would not be stopped by tight borders, because it was already propagating domestically. Trevor Bedford’s lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, which studies viral evolution, concluded there is “firm evidence” that, at least in Washington State, the coronavirus had been spreading undetected for weeks. Now different projections estimate that 20to 1,500 people have already been infected in the greater Seattle area. In California, too, the disease appears to be spreading, although the limited testing means that no one is quite sure how far.

In total, fewer than 500 people have been tested across the country (although the CDC has stopped reporting that number in its summary of the outbreak). As a result, the current “official” case count inside the United States stood at 43 as of this morning (excluding cruise-ship cases). This number is wrong, yet it’s still constantly printed and quoted. In other contexts, we’d call this what it is: a subtle form of misinformation.

Read: What Trump could do right now to keep workers safe from the coronavirus

This artificially low number means that for the past few weeks, we’ve seen massive state action abroad and only simmering unease domestically. While Chinese officials were enacting a world-historic containment effort—putting more than 700 million people under some kind of movement restriction, quarantining tens of millions of people, and placing others under new kinds of surveillance—and American public-health officials were staring at the writing on the wall that the disease was extremely likely to spread in the U.S., the public-health response was stuck in neutral. The case count in the U.S. was not increasing at all. Preparing for a sizable outbreak seemed absurd when there were fewer than 20 cases on American soil. Now we know that the disease was already spreading and that it was the U.S. response that was stalled.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials have been testing more than 10,000 people a day, driving up the country’s reported-case count. Same goes for Italy: high test rate, high number of cases. (Now some Italian politicians want to restrict testing.) In China, the official data say the country has more than 80,000 cases, but the real number might be far, far higher because of all the people who had mild(er) cases and were turned away from medical care, or never sought it in the first place. That may be cause for reassurance (though not everyone agrees), because the total number of cases is the denominator in the simple equation that yields a fatality rate: deaths divided by cases. More cases with the same number of deaths means that the disease is likely less deadly than the data show.

Read: What you can do right now about the coronavirus

The point is that every country’s numbers are the result of a specific set of testing and accounting regimes. Everyone is cooking the data, one way or another. And yet, even though these inconsistencies are public and plain, people continue to rely on charts showing different numbers, with no indication that they are not all produced with the same rigor or vigor. This is bad. It encourages dangerous behavior such as cutting back testing to bring a country’s numbers down or slow-walking testing to keep a country’s numbers low.

Read: A coronavirus quarantine in America could be a giant legal mess

The other problem is, now that the U.S. appears to be ramping up testing, the number of cases will grow quickly. Public-health officials are currently cautioning people not to worry as that happens, but it will be hard to disambiguate what proportion of the ballooning number of cases is the result of more testing and what proportion is from the actual spread of the virus.

People trust data. Numbers seem real. Charts have charismatic power. People believe what can be quantified. But data do not always accurately reflect the state of the world. Or as one scholar put it in a book title: “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron.

The reality gap between American numbers and American cases is wide. Regular citizens and decision makers cannot rely on only the numbers to make decisions. Sometimes quantification actually obscures as much as it reveals.

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Title: Don't Drink The Bleach
Post by: Surly1 on March 04, 2020, 07:05:25 am
What You Can Do Right Now About the Coronavirus (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-what-you-can-do-help-slow-outbreak/607369/)
A lot of advice is going around, both good and bad. Here's some good information in one place.


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James Hamblin
March 3, 2020


Over the past week, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the U.S. has more than doubled. It’s become apparent that previous numbers were low, in part, because we weren’t testing people for it. We now know that there has been ongoing community spread, but to what extent is unclear.

For now, most American schools and offices are open, and few public gatherings have been canceled. Life goes on for most people, but with more push alerts and uncertainty about what to do. Hopefully, the virus will hit various areas in waves, scattering disease over a longer period of time, so that people can be treated and society remains functional. A less preferable scenario would be that too many people in a given area are out of commission and in need of medical care. If this happens, cities and states may go into shutdown modes to block further viral spread, disrupting the economy and everyday life.

Everyone can help in the effort to prevent this from happening. Unlike many global-health issues that depend on orchestration at the highest levels of government, individual behaviors matter in an immediate sense. The demographic most likely to survive an infection—the young and healthy—may need to pay the closest attention to preventive measures. These are the people who will spread the disease while believing that they have only a cold. They can infect the elderly, or people who have chronic diseases or immune conditions, who are less likely to survive.

A lot of advice is going around, both good and bad. I hope it’s helpful to compile some good information in one place. Much of what follows is not original—generally don’t trust health advice that no one else is giving—and please bear in mind that any guidance can and should change as the situation develops, and that local health departments and personal physicians may need to tailor recommendations for specific scenarios. That said, here are preventive measures that people are considering at the moment, and some notes that are worth your time and attention.

Using hand sanitizer

It works. Use it often. Make sure it’s alcohol-based. There are some “natural” products designed to be less drying to your hands. These do not work.

Washing hands

This is always important, but especially now. Wash your hands for 20 seconds, regularly. Note that soap works ideally in combination with scrubbing and heat, but cold water works far better than nothing. You do not need antibacterial soap; the coronavirus is a virus, not a bacterium.

Cleaning hand towels

Wash them often, too.

Shaking hands

It’s not a clearly threatening practice, and physical touch has its own value to consider, as do gestures of respect. But I’ve been an advocate of alternative forms of greetings such as fist bumps for years, and this outbreak doesn’t change that.

Touching your face

Avoiding touching your face is a nice idea and would be very effective, but no one is going to stop touching their face.

Using bathrooms

Here’s an unproven suggestion from me that transcends this particular outbreak: All business and public spaces should turn their bathrooms’ doors around, so you push on the way out rather than the way in. If building codes or other safety codes prohibit this, install a foot pull. If none of this is possible, at least put the trash can for paper towels outside the door so everyone can use a paper towel to touch the handle.

Disinfecting common surfaces

The crux of all the focus on hand-washing is that you’re unlikely to get the virus from someone coughing or sneezing directly into your face. You are much more likely to catch the virus by touching something that someone else touched after coughing into their hand. This can partly be prevented by disinfecting surfaces.

The most commonly touched surfaces in homes and offices, especially shared spaces, are priority. Countertops, remote controls, and refrigerator handles should be disinfected regularly. That said, it’s very possible to become compulsive about this in ways that have their own risks. Any given surface is very unlikely to harbor a dangerous virus, so it’s possible to overdo this and waste a lot of time, resources, and concern. But if you’re the sort to typically only clean things that look visibly dirty, do consider the invisible.

Cleaning phones

This one warrants its own special note because phone screens may be the surface we touch the most. Other, similar coronaviruses are known to live on glass for up to four days. If you’ve been touching your phone with viral hands, then you do a beautiful job washing those hands, and then you touch your phone again, you may have just recontaminated yourself. I’m not suggesting constantly cleaning your phone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends once a day, though I don’t see how—if it’s worth doing at all—that would be often enough. That said, I have never once cleaned my phone.

Wearing masks

Masks seem logical as preventive measures because the disease is spread by respiratory droplets, which can travel simply by breathing but mostly distribute in plumes from coughs or sneezes. If you were sick and had to leave home for some reason, ideally you would wear a surgical mask. But even this precaution is far from perfect—the wearable equivalent of sneezing into your elbow instead of right in someone’s face. You’re still infectious and should behave accordingly. The World Health Organization has published recommendations for when civilians should use masks. But stockpiling also deprives other people who might have needed to follow those guidelines.

Stockpiling masks

This week the U.S. surgeon general, Jerome Adams, urged Americans to stop buying face masks. This is a matter of short supply, should worst-case scenarios play out. In an ideal world, people who live with other people would have masks on hand when someone in the house gets sick, and they could help prevent close-quarters spread. But this is not an ideal world, and masks are needed for the people who are at the highest risk. When doctors, nurses, and first responders cannot work, new crises present themselves.

Stockpiling food

This mainly applies to people in remote areas where the town’s one grocery store could close down. Closing the store would be preferable to having sick employees report to work. In these areas, it’s always advisable to have a short-term supply of food (for any natural disaster), and this would be fair to treat similarly. Elsewhere, supply chains could be threatened, requiring certain shippers or grocers to close temporarily and certain foods to become scarce in certain areas, but none of this is cause for stockpiling.

Stockpiling prescription medications

Most U.S. prescription medications are made in China, whose own outbreak has raised concerns about medication supply chains. As of now, supplies have not been disrupted, and China is reporting declines in the spread of the virus. As with food, though, anyone who has a vital prescription and lives in a place where access would be affected bythe single shutdown of a local pharmacy or a public-transit system, for example, should always have a small supply for emergencies. Health-care providers should help ensure this.

Traveling

It’s always advisable to avoid travel if you’re sick. But no stay home directive is sustainable for long periods, and urgent life events will overlap with this outbreak. So guidance about this will be targeted, and ideally informed by easy screening and testing that can advise people with the sniffles whether they are fine to get on a plane or should urgently self-quarantine.

Staying home

This is an extremely imperfect directive, as so many people’s jobs and other obligations make it impossible. But no single recommendation is perfect or universally applicable. And Americans have proved, flu season after flu season, that many workplaces are not accommodating enough of staying home. If workplaces are not accommodating, business may suffer even more in the long run, if more shutdown measures are taken.

Seeking medical care

This may be the most crucial question: When do mild symptoms warrant attention? Most people are not accustomed to seeking care or testing when they have a mild cough or runny nose. My hope is that, in the coming days and weeks, local and federal officials share clear guidelines for exactly how and when to seek medical attention early in the disease’s course. China’s containment measures depended on early detection that isolated people at the beginning of their infectious stage. Then again, we can’t have everyone with a cough and sniffles rushing to doctors’ offices.

South Korea, which has now identified some 5,000 cases, is pioneering drive-through screening clinics. The idea seems smart: There are no doorknobs to touch, no crowded waiting rooms with magazines that have been coughed on for months. Maybe most important, there is no paperwork to fill out and no cost. If an outbreak hits a major city, clinics and hospitals will likely be overrun with people who have cold and flu symptoms. Some of those people will need reassurance that they can go home and will be fine; others will need admission to a hospital; others may need an intermediate level of care, monitoring, and quarantine.

Being conscientious

No matter your position, there are people who stand to lose much more than you do if they get sick. No matter how worried you are, there are people who are more worried. Look out for them, and help make sure everyone takes these basic measures and doesn’t panic. Societies break down when people fear one another as simply bipedal distributors of infectious agents. See people as allies in this unique moment of uncertainty.

James Hamblin, MD, is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is also a lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and author of the forthcoming book Clean.
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 12:40:41 pm
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Title: Are you beginning to see how this works? 😨
Post by: AGelbert on March 05, 2020, 12:37:07 pm
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For fellow geezers (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184307-16311866.gif) on Medicare: Your Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a test to see if you have Coronavirus (https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-test?utm_campaign=20200305_gmd_prv_gal&utm_content=english&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery). This test is covered when your doctor or a health care provider orders it, if you get the test on or after February 4, 2020. You usually pay nothing for Medicare-covered clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.

Agelbert NOTE: The above is a quote from an e-mail I got from Medicare.gov today. I am guilty of putting certain parts of that quote in bold. In a sane country, you DO NOT need some MD to "prescribe" a test for a dangerous virus like COVID-19 (the virus has mutated. There are TWO variants now - the latest one gives encephalitis...  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300714025456.bmp)). So, all these geezers. like me, who AVOID seeing a doctor regularly to keep from being cash cows for the CAPITALIST greedball medical complex in the USA, are being SET UP to HAVE TO PAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DOCTOR, OR BE SADDLED FOR A THOUSAND BUCKS or so for a COVID-19 test. >:(  :(

Tell me, dear friends, what GP Doctor, who has never seen you as a patient before, is going to agree to see you because you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms? Do you think he is going to authorize a COVID-19 test without an appointment? Do you think he will agree to an appointment without telling you in advance that you will have to pay EXTRA for the special protective gear the doctor has to wear to protect himself from possible infection when he sees you? Are you beginning to see how this works?

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As usual, the 😈 CAPITALISTS are always quick to find a way to profit off of the misery of the masses, while claiming to "help". USA! USA! USA! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)


Yes Virginia, the CAPITALIST GREEDBALLS in the USA HAVE JUST GUARANTEED that the COVID-19 PANDEMIC will be MUCH WORSE than if anyone could get the test FOR FREE on request. GREED isn't just bad; it is ABYSMALLY STUPID.

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Title: Trump Ignored CoVid-19. Now Its About To Boom!
Post by: AGelbert on March 05, 2020, 06:09:36 pm
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Title: Re: New Pandemic? Now over 100,000 cases
Post by: Surly1 on March 06, 2020, 08:50:09 am
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Title: Re: Are you beginning to see how this works? 😨
Post by: Surly1 on March 06, 2020, 08:55:26 am


Yes Virginia, the CAPITALIST GREEDBALLS in the USA HAVE JUST GUARANTEED that the COVID-19 PANDEMIC will be MUCH WORSE than if anyone could get the test FOR FREE on request. GREED isn't just bad; it is ABYSMALLY STUPID.


As with most things, the worst people on the planet have created a market for testing. And the other worst people (by which I mean Mike Pence) are contorting themselves into exotic new positions to kiss Trump's ass. And speaking of Fat Orange, he is skipping a planned attendance3 at the CDC in favor of a planned fundraiser at Mar-a-logo tonight.
Title: The Capitalist Clusterfuck continues to wreak havoc on humanity in general and the USA in particular
Post by: AGelbert on March 06, 2020, 01:19:09 pm

Yes Virginia, the CAPITALIST GREEDBALLS in the USA HAVE JUST GUARANTEED that the COVID-19 PANDEMIC will be MUCH WORSE than if anyone could get the test FOR FREE on request. GREED isn't just bad; it is ABYSMALLY STUPID.

As with most things, the worst people on the planet have created a market for testing. And the other worst people (by which I mean Mike Pence) are contorting themselves into exotic new positions to kiss Trump's ass. And speaking of Fat Orange, he is skipping a planned attendance at the CDC in favor of a planned fundraiser at Mar-a-logo tonight.

Yup. The COVID-19 Pandemic is being made worse by the CAPITALISTS who, due to their "altruism is verboten" evil ideology (SEE: "Game theory", "Might equals Right", "Shock Doctrine", etc.), cannot see any mass human misery taking place as anything but another "great opportunity" to make more money. You can bet your bottom dollar that every corporate profiting penny of those billions Congress just approved to "fight COVID-19" is going to pad the 1%'s bank accounts.

Meanwhile, it's Déjà flu (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp) on another Cruise Ship (a very appropriate deadly disease ridden floating symbol of the inevitable result of polluting profit over people and planet).

The "profit is IT" RELIGION of the US Government Fascists like Trump and Pence (the "Christianity" thing has always been a nice bullshit bit of lip service cover for his (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) Social Darwinist REAL religion) prohibits them from taking sensible steps like stopping all travel until a vaccine can be developed, tested and distributed to the most vulnerable cohorts of the population. Furthermore, the medical greedballs in the USA, who know full well that biology of virus spread CONTAINMENT truth, are ALSO every bit as guilty as Trump and Pence are for not screaming at the top of their lungs that ALL OPTIONAL TRAVEL MOST STOP NOW, no matter what it does to the stock market!

The Capitalist Clusterfuck continues to wreak havoc on humanity in general and the USA in particular. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-240718213435-14601598.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif)

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Another 'Nightmare At Sea': California Scrambles To Test Passengers Aboard 'Grand Princess' Cruise Ship (https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/another-nightmare-sea-california-scrambles-test-passengers-aboard-grand-princess?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29)

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Title: Agelbert REQUEST: Please sign this petition and urge everyine you know to do so as well. I signed.
Post by: AGelbert on March 06, 2020, 02:48:21 pm
Agelbert REQUEST: Please sign this petition and urge everyine you know to do so as well. I signed it today.

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While the novel virus COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) continues to spread across the globe, credible health organizations still say containment is possible. However, there are a few things making containment within the U.S. less likely. The biggest of which is that people are expected to pay out of pocket for testing, treatment, and quarantine. But it doesn't have to be this way, and New York State just proved it!

Sign on to demand every other state follows New York's lead to block insurance companies from charging people for testing and treatment of coronavirus!

The current estimated death rate of the virus is 3.4%, which would translate to millions of people in the U.S. if the virus continues to spread. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has just changed the standards for coronavirus testing to anyone who has a doctor's order. But due to the cost of such testing - one Miami man was charged over $3000, and that was with insurance - many people will not get tested and instead continue to spread the disease.

The solution? Governors can prohibit insurance companies from charging people for testing and care of coronavirus. We, collectively, can afford to do this.

If this country has any hope of curbing the sickness and death this virus is causing around the world, we have to demand free treatment for all! As a society, we are only as safe as the least safe among us. Let's stand together and demand our lawmakers protect us in every way possible, starting with making all testing and treatment of coronavirus free!

Sign on to help.


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The United States Must Make Testing and Treatment for Coronavirus Free to Ensure Containment! (https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/360/044/570/t/?z00m=32298101&redirectID=2987266573)
Title: 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP?
Post by: Surly1 on March 07, 2020, 08:44:04 pm
As the coronavirus spreads, one study predicts that even the best-case scenario is 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP (http://As the coronavirus spreads, one study predicts that even the best-case scenario is 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP)

As coronavirus cases continue to rise around the world, a group of Australian experts predict that the economic impact of the disease in the best-case scenario may total $2.4 trillion in lost global gross domestic product.

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed nearly 3,300 people and infected more than 95,000. The virus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 81 countries.

More than 150 cases have been reported in the US, including 11 deaths across two states. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak an international public-health emergency and warned that the window of opportunity to contain it is narrowing.

On Tuesday, the WHO noted that the global death rate for the novel coronavirus based on the latest figures was 3.4% — higher than earlier figures of about 2%. The WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the new coronavirus was "a unique virus with unique characteristics."

While much is still unknown about the virus, the group of Australian experts has produced a warning about the impact the virus might have on people's lives if left unchecked.

Australian researchers estimate the economic impact of the virus

South Korean soldiers in protective gear sanitizing a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.
South Korean soldiers in protective gear sanitizing a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.

Reuters

New modeling from The Australian National University looks at seven scenarios of how the COVID-19 outbreak might affect the world's wealth, ranging from low severity to high severity.

Four of the seven scenarios in the paper examine the impact of COVID-19 spreading outside China, ranging from low to high severity. A seventh scenario examines a global impact in which a mild pandemic occurs each year indefinitely.

But even in the low-severity model — or best-case scenario of the seven, which the paper acknowledged were not definitive — ANU researchers estimate a global GDP loss of $2.4 trillion, with an estimated death toll of 15 million. They modeled their estimates on the Hong Kong flu pandemic, an outbreak in 1968-1969 that is estimated to have killed about 1 million people.

In the high-severity model — modeled after the Spanish flu pandemic, which killed an estimated 17 million to 50 million globally from 1918 to 1920 — the global GDP loss could be as high as $9 trillion. In that model, the death toll is estimated to surpass 68 million.

"Our scenarios show that even a contained outbreak could significantly impact the global economy in the short run," said Warwick McKibbin, a professor of economics at ANU who was one of the paper's authors.

"Even in the best-case scenario of a low-severity impact, the economic fallout is going to be enormous and countries need to work together to limit the potential damage as much as possible," he added.

The research aims to help policymakers respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 as the disease continues to spread.

"There needs to be vastly more investment in public health and development, especially in the poorest countries," McKibbin said. "It is too late to attempt to close borders once the disease has taken hold in many other countries and a global pandemic has started."

The death toll is still evolving

Medical workers at a hospital in Chennai, India, on January 29 inside a ward specializing in receiving people who may have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Medical workers at a hospital in Chennai, India, on January 29 inside a ward specializing in receiving people who may have been infected with the novel coronavirus.

P. Ravikumar/Reuters

A patient's risk of dying from COVID-19 varies based on several factors, including where they are treated, their age, and any preexisting health conditions.

A study conducted last month from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the virus most seriously affected older people with preexisting health problems. The data suggests a person's chances of dying from the disease increase with age.

Notably, the research showed that patients ages 10 to 19 had the same chance of dying from COVID-19 as patients in their 20s and 30s, but the disease appeared to be much more fatal in people ages 50 and over.

About 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild, the research showed, and experts think many mild cases haven't been reported because some people aren't going to the doctor or hospitals for treatment.

Aria Bendix contributed reporting.

Business Insider

Title: Trump Vows to Keep Holding Rallies, Despite CPAC Attendee’s Coronavirus Case
Post by: Surly1 on March 08, 2020, 08:23:31 am
Who says there's no good news?

Trump Vows to Keep Holding Rallies, Despite CPAC Attendee’s Coronavirus Case (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-vows-more-rallies-despite-cpac-coronavirus-case.html)

There may soon come a point when Trump’s projected confidence risks the health of his most faithful supporters. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump has been repeatedly downplaying the threat of the coronavirus, including at the CDC on Friday when he insisted he was not worried about the risk the virus could pose at his political rallies or any other large public gatherings. He then reaffirmed that on Saturday — after the American Conservative Union (ACU) announced that an attendee of the organization’s recent CPAC event had tested positive for COVID-19. President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and numerous other senior Trump administration officials and Trump-orbiting celebrities went to the multi-day event, which was attended by thousands of conservatives from around the country.

In response to the report, a White House statement noted they were aware of the case, but that “at this time there is no indication that either President Trump or Vice-President Pence met with or were in close proximity to the attendee.” A CPAC statement released Saturday night concurred, explaining that the attendee was exposed to the virus prior to attending the event, did not interact with Trump or Pence, and never even went to the event’s main hall. However:

“I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters on Saturday night at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, insisting he was not planning to scale back his campaign rallies because of the coronavirus, and that he was not worried about the virus having reached Washington, D.C. (The District’s first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced earlier in the day.)

“We’ll hold tremendous rallies,” said Trump.

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference was held from February 26-29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C. The ACU said that the attendee with COVID-19 tested positive in New Jersey, where he remains hospitalized and isolated.

“Our children, spouses, extended family, and friends attended CPAC,” the statement read. “During this time, we need to remain calm, listen to our health care professionals and support each other. We send this message in that spirit.”

Even if the attendee did not expose anyone at the conference to the coronavirus and Trump isn’t worried about the risk, the case may bring home the reality of the coronavirus to others at CPAC. So far there is at least anecdotal evidence that some Trump supporters have not been taking the virus seriously, in line with what Trump has said about the outbreak.

It’s also not totally clear what extra precautions Trump’s staff and the Secret Service are taking to protect the president from exposure to COVID-19 at public events, particularly when public health officials around the country are saying that without more widespread testing, it’s not possible to know how far the virus has spread within the country.

The president originally canceled his trip to the CDC on Friday after a staffer seemed to have contracted the illness, but their test came back negative and Trump ultimately decided to go anyway. Meanwhile, the White House imposed new restrictions on Friday and will now look into guests’ recent travel histories to make sure they haven’t been to an outbreak area. White House staff have also been given some limited guidance on prevention, per CNN:

Staffers recently received advisories about the coronavirus epidemic that focused on prevention and guidelines for what to do if experiencing coronavirus symptoms. The information distributed to staff included a one-pager from the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention reminding people to wash their hands, stay home if they are sick and informing people of the coronavirus symptoms, similar to information health officials have publicly distributed or discussed.

One official said staffers have appeared more attuned to their health amid the outbreak, wiping down desks with anti-bacterial wipes and being more careful about sneezing into a tissue or arm. But aides have not received any formal guidance on workplace procedures if the virus escalates further, like lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently received, according to officials.

Numerous reports have indicated that Trump — a notorious germaphobe — was already the hand-sanitizer-in-chief long before the COVID-19 outbreak. “When somebody sneezes — I mean, I try and bail out as much as possible when they’re sneezing,” Trump said at a coronavirus press conference last week.

But while Trump may not have much close contact with the masses at his political events, his supporters and staff do. As large scale events around the country continue to be canceled out of concern over the coronavirus, the president will eventually have to either decide to suspend big events during the outbreak or push ahead and risk the health of his supporters, even if that risk is low. At a time when the president is already trying to project confidence about the U.S. coronavirus response, and denying any missteps by his administration, Trump could be damned either way. Or maybe he has already made his decision: As of Saturday, he has no future rallies on his schedule. And according to ABC News, his campaign has also started thinking through how they might adjust to cancellations:

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News on Saturday that they were “proceeding as normal” with the reelection events, though Trump currently has no rallies on his public schedule. … While there haven’t been changes in planning so far around the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump campaign has held discussions about what to do if the rallies have to be put on hold, which currently isn’t the plan, two campaign sources told ABC News.

“We will announce rallies when we are ready to do so,” a Trump campaign spokesperson claimed.

Title: Johns Hopkins 3/9
Post by: Surly1 on March 09, 2020, 07:46:17 am
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Title: “He’s Definitely Melting Down Over This”
Post by: Surly1 on March 11, 2020, 11:15:48 am
“He’s Definitely Melting Down Over This” (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/trump-germaphobe-in-chief-struggles-to-control-the-covid-19-story#intcid=recommendations_default-popular_3b14e128-6c5b-4d24-8a16-c8f32f40c98b_popular4-1)
Trump, Germaphobe in Chief, Struggles to Control the Covid-19 Story

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By Gabriel Sherman

March 9, 2020
Publicly, he sees it as yet another (“Fake News”) media war; privately, he worries about virus-carrying journalists on Air Force One. But cancel his rallies? “I’m not going to do it,” he says.


Ever since the coronavirus exploded outside of China at the end of January, Donald Trump has treated the public health crisis as a media war that he could win with the right messaging. But with cases now documented in 34 states and markets plunging, Republicans close to Trump fear his rosy assessments are fundamentally detached from reality in ways that will make the epidemic worse. “He is trying to control the narrative and he can’t,” a former West Wing official told me.

The problem is that the crisis fits into his preexisting and deeply held worldview—that the media is always searching for a story to bring him down. Covid-19 is merely the latest instance, and he’s reacting in familiar ways. “So much FAKE NEWS!” Trump tweeted this morning. “He wants Justice to open investigations of the media for market manipulation,” a source close to the White House told me. Trump is also frustrated with his West Wing for not getting a handle on the news cycle. “He’s very frustrated he doesn’t have a good team around him,” a former White House official said. On Friday he forced out acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and replaced him with former House Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows. Trump thought the virus was “getting beyond Mick,” a person briefed on the internal discussions said. Trump has also complained that economic adviser Larry Kudlow is not doing enough to calm jittery markets. Last week Kudlow refused Trump’s request that Kudlow hold an on-camera press briefing, sources said. “Larry didn’t want to have to take questions about coronavirus,” a person close to Kudlow told me. “Larry’s not a doctor. How can he answer questions about something he doesn’t know?”

Trump found a willing surrogate in Kellyanne Conway, but Conway’s dubious claim on Friday that the virus “is being contained” only made the P.R. situation worse.

Trump’s efforts to take control of the story himself have so far failed. A source said Trump was pleased with ratings for the Fox News town hall last Thursday, but he was furious with how he looked on television. “Trump said afterwards that the lighting was bad,” a source briefed on the conversation said. “He said, ‘We need Bill Shine back in here. Bill would never allow this.’”

Trump’s press conference on Friday at the CDC was a Trumpian classic, heavy on braggadocio and almost entirely lacking a sense of the seriousness of the crisis. “I like this stuff. I really get it,” Trump told reporters, his face partly hidden under a red “Keep America Great” hat. “People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors say, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should’ve done that instead of running for president.” At another point Trump compared the situation to the Ukraine shakedown. “The [coronavirus] tests are all perfect. Like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect,” he said.

By now many of the president’s advisers are numb to this kind of performance. “There’s very little that fazes anyone now,” a former official said. But one person who spoke to the president over the weekend saw the press conference as an ominous sign. “He’s just now waking up to the fact that this is bad, and he doesn’t know how to respond.”

As Trump pushes a nothing-to-see-here message in public, sources said he’s privately terrified about getting the virus. “Donald is a famous germaphobe. He hates it if someone is eating nachos and dips a chip back in after taking a bite. He calls them ‘double dippers,’” a prominent Republican said. Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg recalled Trump’s response to the last major outbreak in 2014. “When I worked for Trump, he was obsessed with Ebola,” Nunberg told me. (One Mar-a-Lago guest disputed this and said Trump was handshaking with gusto this past weekend. “He was acting like the opposite of a germaphobe,” the source said.)

Stories about Trump’s coronavirus fears have spread through the White House. Last week Trump told aides he’s afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One, a person close to the administration told me. The source also said Trump has asked the Secret Service to set up a screening program and bar anyone who has a cough from the White House grounds. “He’s definitely melting down over this,” the source said.

But thus far Trump’s private concerns haven’t affected his public response. Pressure from the public health community is mounting on Trump to cancel his mass rallies, but Trump is pushing back. “He is going to resist until the very last minute,” a former West Wing official said. “He may take suggestions to stop shaking hands, but in terms of shutting stuff down, his position is: ‘No, I’m not going to do it.’”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 13, 2020, 07:03:28 am
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University-- March 13, 2020

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Title: No data, no problem?
Post by: Surly1 on March 13, 2020, 07:04:28 am
Dept. of Criminal Negligence: As South Korea tests 20,000 people a day for coronavirus, USA has tested 11,000 in total. (https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-testing-in-the-us-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world/1bd4439e-7ac3-458d-8487-662dd0353221)
Yesterday, the United States conducted a grand total of eight coronavirus tests. No data, no problem?

https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-testing-in-the-us-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world/1bd4439e-7ac3-458d-8487-662dd0353221 (https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-testing-in-the-us-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world/1bd4439e-7ac3-458d-8487-662dd0353221)

The reason U.S. COVID-19 numbers aren't higher? Not enough tests (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/the-reason-u-s-covid-19-numbers-arent-higher-not-enough-tests)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/the-reason-u-s-covid-19-numbers-arent-higher-not-enough-tests (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/the-reason-u-s-covid-19-numbers-arent-higher-not-enough-tests)

Shortage of crucial chemicals creates new obstacle to U.S. coronavirus testing (https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/shortage-crucial-chemicals-us-coronavirus-testing/)
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/shortage-crucial-chemicals-us-coronavirus-testing/ (https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/shortage-crucial-chemicals-us-coronavirus-testing/)
This one is interesting, and gets into the details behind problems with the reagent.

Some coronavirus testing kits sent around the world are not working properly (https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-testing-kits-flawed.html)
https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-testing-kits-flawed.html (https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-testing-kits-flawed.html)

America’s shamefully slow coronavirus testing threatens all of us (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/12/21175034/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-usa)
The US lags just about every developed country on testing for Covid-19 disease.
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/12/21175034/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-usa (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/12/21175034/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-usa)
Title: America’s shamefully slow coronavirus testing threatens all of us
Post by: Surly1 on March 13, 2020, 07:20:09 am
America’s shamefully slow coronavirus testing threatens all of us (https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2020/3/12/21175034/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-usa)
The US lags just about every developed country on testing for Covid-19 disease.

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A woman sets up Colorado's first community testing center for coronavirus in Denver on March 11, 2020, RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Brian Resnick

In late February, Julie Eaker, a physician assistant and supervisor at a small, rural, tribal community health clinic in Siskiyou County, California, had a patient who had a possible exposure to Covid-19. It wasn’t direct: They had been exposed to a person, and that person had been in direct contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case. Eaker’s patient was developing an upper respiratory infection too, and she wanted to ease their peace of mind — and protect the community — by getting them tested for Covid-19.

To this day, the patient still hasn’t been tested for the illness. And it’s not because Eaker didn’t try. The story she describes is Kafkaesque.

First, Eaker called her local health department and was told her patient didn’t qualify for testing since they hadn’t traveled to China, per the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the time. After the CDC relaxed its testing criteria, the patient was still sick, so Eaker called again. “I didn’t receive a phone call back,” she says.

The patient thought they had pneumonia and asked to be tested for peace of mind. Finally, last week, after Eaker ordered some test kits herself from a private lab, she got a call back. “The health department told me I was not allowed to use those test kits — that I ordered — without their permission!”

Eaker was horrified. So she called the CDC to confirm if the local health department was correct. “I did not get through,” she says. “I spent hours and hours and hours on hold. … So I thought I would just call the White House and talk to Vice President Pence, who is in charge of the coronavirus task force.“

She didn’t get Pence, but a White House switchboard operator told her to call the CDC.

“Somebody has got to help us,” she says, exasperated. “We’re out here on the front lines trying to take care of people.”

Meanwhile, the commercial tests the clinic ordered still haven’t arrived. And Eaker wonders if Covid-19 has been spreading in her community of 3,000 people. Siskiyou County might not have big sports arenas or universities where disease can infect masses. But it has multigenerational family homes where viruses can quickly infect a whole family, and a health clinic that’s already at capacity due to the flu.

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Accurate testing is critical to stopping an outbreak: When one person gets a confirmed diagnosis, they can be put in isolation where they won’t spread the disease further. Then their contacts can be identified and put into quarantine so they don’t spread the virus if they’ve become infected, too. That’s particularly important for a virus like this one, which seems able to spread before people show symptoms, or when their symptoms are mild.

Ever since the first case of Covid-19 was detected in the US on January 20, the government’s blunders in creating and distributing diagnostic testing have greatly handicapped our response to the growing pandemic. Eaker’s story is not unique: Reports suggest providers everywhere are struggling to help their patients, while receiving frustrating guidance from authorities.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease scientist, called the testing situation a “failing” at a congressional hearing on Thursday.

“The idea of anybody getting it easily the way people in other countries are doing it — we’re not set up for that,” he said. “Do I think we should be? Yes. But we’re not. “

While the testing situation in America is getting better — private industry has stepped up to fill in the slow rollout of tests from the CDC, and the Cleveland Clinic announced it has developed a new rapid test that gives results in eight hours, rather than taking days — problems remain. The number of tests that can be performed per day is still limited and varies by testing facility. Part of that is due to a shortage of key chemicals needed to run the tests. It’s becoming increasingly clear that too-stringent testing guidelines early in the outbreak stymied researchers in knowing if Covid-19 was spreading in the US.

“There was clear lack of foresight,” Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health, says. “We were very slow to roll out testing capacity to individual places — wherever that came from, it was a very bad strategy.”

How many have been tested, how many tests are there, and how many can be tested

Part of the confusion here is that there are different figures floating around for the number of tests that have been done. As private labs take up the slack from public health facilities, there’s no centralized database of numbers.

“I think that we could have probably controlled this, if we had effective testing,” Angela Rasmussen, a Columbia University virologist, says.

We haven’t. In an investigation led by the Atlantic, a research team reported that a little more than 7,000 Covid-19 tests were performed as of March 11 — putting the US far behind other developed countries. (The Atlantic’s investigation is in partnership with independent researchers, and US testing counts are now being updated daily by the Covid Tracking Project.)

South Korea, for example, has tested more than 140,000 people and has even set up drive-though testing stations for people to access. So far, the Trump administration’s promises to increase testing have fallen flat.

Christina Animashaun/Vox

Test kits have been in short supply — though that’s changing.

The numbers here are a bit confusing, too. As of March 7, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said the CDC has sent out enough test kits to test 75,000 people (far fewer than the million promised by the Trump administration). But those are just the tests sent to public health labs. An additional 1.1 million tests (produced by private industry) have been sent out to non-public commercial and academic labs, according to Hahn. In all, he estimated 850,000 Americans are able to be tested.

But capacity to test is still lagging. Part of that is due to a shortage of key chemicals needed to run the tests. Currently, according to the American Enterprise Institute, 16,030 Covid-19 tests can be processed in the US a day, up from 7,840 a few days ago. (South Korea has been able to run 10,000 tests per day since February.)

Some labs have much higher capacity than others. Even the corporate diagnostic companies like Quest and LabCorp only have the capacity to run 1,000 and 1,500 tests a day, respectively. Your ability to get tested may depend on where you live, the lab your physician uses, and the judgment of your doctor.

The timeline of the testing fiasco shows many sources of error

There’s no one reason the testing effort has been so slow. There seem to be bureaucratic, scientific, and economic drivers for the debacle.

Here’s where the trouble started. The CDC started sending out test kits to laboratories the first week of February, a month after China announced the outbreak. But the health agency quickly encountered a problem.

Some labs reported to the CDC that some of the test kits were delivering inconclusive results during verification. It’s believed that one of the chemicals used to conduct the test was not working properly and needed to be remanufactured.

“I’m very puzzled by what’s happened. The CDC did a really good job with H1N1 and Zika in exactly this thing: sending out huge quantities of test kits very rapidly to every state in the US and more than 100 countries around the world,” Tom Frieden, who led the CDC under President Barack Obama, told Vox. “The world came to rely on the CDC.”

The tests are conducted via mouth or throat swabs, through the testing of mucus that has been coughed up or fluid from a patient’s trachea. They’re designed to identify the virus’s specific genetic signature, and results have to be shipped to labs, where they take a day to process.

Also, at first, the testing was bottlenecked. Most states had to send their samples to the CDC until March 2, and so, to the frustration of state health officials, precious time was lost shipping materials to Atlanta in those critical first few weeks. What’s more, each test required lengthy phone calls with the CDC, Rachel Levine, who leads the Pennsylvania health department, told Vox.

As of February 25, only 12 labs across the country — in just five states — had the ability to test. The first case of Covid-19 detected in the US originally did not meet the criteria for testing, as the New York Times explains. Perhaps that had deadly consequences: The outbreak in Washington state appears to be part of a transmission chain related to that first discovered case. When the CDC refused testing for that case, the Seattle Flu Study, a research group, performed one on its own.

Now that states can perform their own tests, they are able to turn them around in a matter of hours. “It’s a much more efficient mechanism,” Levine said, “but it took a long time for that to happen.”

In Seattle, currently the US city with the most Covid-19 cases, local researchers were so exasperated by the CDC’s initial faulty test that they came up with their own, as Stat’s Helen Branswell reported:

Frustrated by the lack of testing resulting from the problem with the CDC-developed kit, the Seattle Flu Study began using an in-house developed test to look for Covid-19 in samples from people who had flu-like symptoms but who had tested negative for flu.

That testing was vital for Washington, as it led to more clues about how the disease was spreading there. Genetic detective work from Washington suggests the virus has been circulating there for at least six weeks. Modeling suggests there could be 1,110 cases of Covid-19 in the Seattle area.

So there’s been human error. But it’s also important to know that the work of setting up testing for a new virus can be difficult. Laurie Garrett, the science journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the 1995 Ebola outbreak, said China’s most-used tests have had false negatives nearly half the time.

“Everybody is having trouble with the sensitivity/specificity issues” with the coronavirus, Garrett said. But the slow start to testing in America, compounded by the problematic test kits that were first sent out into the field, has set back the US response.

“I have no criticisms for the scientists at the CDC who developed the test because sometimes tests just don’t work,” Rasmussen says. But she does mention it’s problematic that the CDC has removed data about the number of people tested in the United States from its website, saying it didn’t want there to be discrepancies with state testing numbers. “In my view, the biggest scandal is that sort of response.”

Now that we have a functional test, it’s still not reaching enough people

Vice President Mike Pence and other top Trump administration officials have been promising to ramp up the country’s capacity to test for coronavirus, but they have failed to meet their goals.

As Bloomberg reported on March 5, senators were told in a CDC briefing that the Trump administration would not be ready to roll out the 1.5 million kits it had promised by the end of this week. The number would be fewer than 500,000, it appeared.

The Atlantic has provided the best accounting of how many tests have actually been conducted in the United States so far: around 7,000, according to its survey of state health officials and other sources. That puts the US far behind some of its economic peers with much smaller populations:

In South Korea, more than 66,650 people were tested within a week of its first case of community transmission, and it quickly became able to test 10,000 people a day. The United Kingdom, which has only 115 positive cases, has so far tested 18,083 people for the virus.

Making matters worse, some people who have sought tests in the past few weeks, like Eaker’s patient, have been turned away. And these shortcomings make it harder for the public health community to react to a virus that spreads quickly and easily.

Many people don’t really show symptoms of Covid-19, or their symptoms are very mild, but you want them to be tested anyway if there is an opportunity. To do that, doctors need to be able to order the test, which the CDC is only now permitting them to do. Commercial labs only recently started processing the coronavirus test, too, a step health care providers had been urging the administration to take.

“The issue is with asymptomatic transmission. You don’t know who is infected, and symptoms aren’t going to help if the patient doesn’t have any,” Abraar Karan, a Harvard physician, said. “A rapid test would help because you can then do mass testing at scale.”

Another is the criteria for who qualified to be tested. Originally, that was limited only to people who traveled to China or who had been in close contact with someone known to have Covid-19.

Then the tests expanded to include anyone who traveled to any affected country, as well as people with unexplained flu-like symptoms. Now, anyone with a physician’s authorization can be tested for Covid-19 — that is, if they can access a test.

Meanwhile, the federal government has decreased some regulatory roadblocksfor more testing labs to come online. Labs can now start testing if they are pursuing an emergency authorization to test, and they don’t have to wait for the FDA to give them final approval. But some of the materials to run the tests are growing scarce for some labs, according to Stat.

What needs to happen next

We don’t need testing just to diagnose sick people coming into doctor’s offices and hospitals. We also need testing to do surveillance out in communities. “You actually have to go out now in many places in the US and start taking samples from people,” Grubaugh says.

Those surveillance studies will help us understand how prevalent milder cases are in populations. And adding those milder cases to data sets will help researchers determine more accurately how deadly this virus is, whom it tends to infect, and how often people spread it before showing symptoms. As testing ramps up, be prepared to hear about a lot more cases of Covid-19 in the US.

As former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Thursday, the private labs also need to step up. “Only big national clinical labs like LabCorp and Quest can fill the void. A lot rides on them now. ... Only these big national chains have throughput, scale, and ordering systems to fill the void that was created. We look to them now. We need them.”

All that information can then be used to better halt the spread of the illness.

Again, without testing, we’re in the dark. And while we’re in the dark, the virus can spread. As Rasmussen says, “we don’t know what the prevalence actually is.”



Title: Is The USA "playing catchup" in regard to COVID-19 test kit availability?
Post by: AGelbert on March 13, 2020, 01:59:28 pm
March 13, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘We’re At the Beginning’

Lack of tests and testing facilities has the United States playing a dangerous game of catch up (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16652282.gif)

https://youtu.be/mIiheRRAzvU

https://therealnews.com/stories/u-s-covid-19-outbreak-were-at-the-beginning

Agelbert QUIBBLE: The USA is not "playing catchup" in regard to COVID-19 test kit availability. As Professor Wolff explains below, the LACK of COVID-19 test kits is a function of our CAPITALIST economy (see: CLUSTERFUCK for we-the-people (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) and (http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Spiele/smilie_game_017.gif) profit guarantees for the Medical Industrial Complex). If the GOVERNMENT buys millions of test kits, the pharmaceutical corporations are forced to give volume discounts. If, on the other hand, we-the-people have to pay piecemeal through our health insurance or out of individual pocket for COVID-19 tests, a LARGE profit, PER TEST KIT, is baked into the CAPITALIST CAPTIVE MEDICAL MARKET (CORRUPTED) "cake". 😈 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)

26,685 views•Mar 11, 2020

AskProfWolff: COVID-19 and the Stock Market

https://youtu.be/3E_46XobpEQ

Here's a more comprehensive version of the above:

24,014 views•Mar 11, 2020

Changing Strained Alliances of World Capitalism [March 2020]

https://youtu.be/vSDkqeu0G2o



Click on image for interactive COVID-19 map. 👀

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Title: UK Imposes Travel Restrictions to North Sea Oil and Gas Installations
Post by: AGelbert on March 13, 2020, 03:57:37 pm
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UK Imposes Travel Restrictions to North Sea Oil and Gas Installations

By Reuters on Mar 12, 2020 01:26 pm

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LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s oil and gas sector association OGUK on Thursday banned people from travelling to offshore installations such as platforms if they have travelled to certain countries affected by the coronavirus in the previous 14 days. The ban comes after Equinor reported the oil industry’s first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on Wednesday, […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/uk-imposes-travel-restrictions-to-north-sea-oil-and-gas-installations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-32f5c0a2a7-169600093&mc_cid=32f5c0a2a7&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 14, 2020, 05:01:30 am
Look at the spike in the number of cases reflected in the yellow line on the chart in the lower right corner.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=4766)
Title: Cover Trump's Ass and Fudge the Numbers
Post by: Surly1 on March 14, 2020, 10:16:12 am
Camp Runamuck's Response to a Global Pandemic: Cover Trump's Ass and Fudge the Numbers (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a31476101/trump-coronavirus-january-testing-kloss-facebook-doctors/)
Oh, and give Jared Kushner some Internet access to sort it all out.


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Mother of god.

From NPR (via The Week):

In January, Azar "did push past resistance from the president's political aides to warn the president the new coronavirus could be a major problem," Diamond said, but he "has not always given the president the worst-case scenario of what could happen. My understanding is [Trump] did not push to do aggressive additional testing in recent weeks, and that's partly because more testing might have led to more cases being discovered of coronavirus outbreak, and the president had made clear — the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential re-election this fall."

Holy mother of god.

From the Los Angeles Times:

In previous emergencies, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the H1N1 flu outbreak, both Republican and Democratic administrations loosened Medicaid rules to empower states to meet surging needs. But months into the current global disease outbreak, the White House and senior federal health officials haven’t taken the necessary steps to give states simple pathways to fully leverage the mammoth safety net program to prevent a wider epidemic.

Holy mother of fcking god.

From Politico:

Just before midnight Wednesday, a doctor asked a group of fellow emergency room physicians on Facebook how they would combat the escalating coronavirus outbreak. “I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House,” Kurt Kloss wrote in his post. The next morning, after hundreds of doctors responded, Kloss explained why he sought the suggestions: Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, had asked him for recommendations.
Kloss, whose daughter is married to Kushner’s brother, sent Kushner 12 recommendations Thursday morning. The Facebook crowd-sourcing exercise showed how Trump‘s team is scrambling for solutions to confront the outbreak after weeks of criticism for the administration's sluggish response, a shortage of tests and the president’s own rhetoric downplaying the pandemic. It is now expected to consume the final year of Trump's first term and threaten his campaign for a second term.

This is the response of Camp Runamuck to a global pandemic. Cover the president*’s oversized caboose, fudge the numbers, and give the Dauphin some Internet access? El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago was planning another news conference for Friday, which promised to be a big bag of lies and blame-shifting. (He’s taken to lying about the Obama administration at full volume, so the elderly shut-ins and proud ignorami in his base will have a black guy to blame.) But the fact is that electing a TV clown and real-estate grifter to be president just to own the libs—and because you hate Hillary Rodham Clinton—turns out to have been a bad idea all around. This is an administration that was set up to fail and it has followed its programming precisely.

President Trump Joins Coronavirus Task Force Briefing At White House
Holy mother of god.

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If it were up to me, I’d impeach him again and, this time, no hearings. Straight to the floor of the House with a privileged resolution and then straight to an up-or-down vote on the articles. If that NPR story is accurate, then he has clearly violated his oath of office and put the health and safety of the nation at risk for his own private political purposes. Let 52 Republican senators defend that with their votes. Let Susan Collins furrow her brow over that as her poll numbers tank. The last time, it was the integrity of our elections that was endangered. This time, it’s Grandma with her asthma. People can identify more with the latter, I think, than with the ratfcking of the distant Volga Bagmen.

Of course, that won’t happen. It’s the wrong thing on which to waste time in these perilous days. It’s why I am not a member of Congress, let alone in leadership. (A grateful nation rejoices.) All we can do is listen to the voices of reason that really are out there. It’s only a matter of time before Dr. Anthony Fauci blows his stack regarding administration* incompetence, I’m thinking. On Thursday, on CNBC, Senator Professor Warren proposed an economic emergency plan that seemed to make so much sense to Jim Cramer than he looked like he might vote for her right there on the air. And Joe Biden gave another strong, earnest presidentialish address on the subject. Local and state officials are doing heroic work. If your governor or state legislator is stepping up, drop them a line and tell them you’re behind them.

President Donald J. Trump
The Dauphin will handle this.

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It looks like new tests for the virus is not far off; both the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo clinic have announced that they’ve developed one. If we can get Camp Runamuck and the president*’s elephantine self-regard out of the way, we might even be able to catch up to South Korea and Senegal with our testing regime. Senegal has developed a test that produces results in four hours. Our president* can’t put on his shoes in four hours.

As it happens, I’ve been re-watching HBO’s tremendous Chernobyl miniseries. There is a scene in the third installment in which Legasov, the nuclear scientist who is trying to break through the fog of official lies and stupidity, argues that the evacuation zone around the demolished plant be extended from 30 km to 300 km, based on the amount of radioactivity present in the ground. Legasov cannot get Scherbina, the party apparatchik assigned to his work, to listen to him. Finally, Legasov explodes:

Maybe I’ve just spent too much time in my lab. Maybe I’m just stupid. Is this really the way it all works? An uninformed arbitrary decision that will cost who knows how many lives made by some apparatchik? Some career party man?

Congratulations, Republicans. Congratulations, conservatives. You’re manage to make yourselves into the Soviet party apparatus of the mid-to-late 1980s, when everything was falling apart and the institutions of government were so petrified and stultified that nobody could do anything at all. You’ve dragged us all along with you, too. Vote them out. Vote them all out. It’s all that’s left to do.

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Title: Charles P. Pierce is spot on.
Post by: AGelbert on March 14, 2020, 12:38:58 pm
Camp Runamuck's Response to a Global Pandemic: Cover 🦀 Trump's Ass and Fudge the Numbers (https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a31476101/trump-coronavirus-january-testing-kloss-facebook-doctors/)
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Oh, and give 🐍 Jared Kushner some Internet access to sort it all out.
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If that NPR story is accurate, then he has clearly violated his oath of office and put the health and safety of the nation at risk for (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) his own private political purposes. Let 52 Republican senators defend that with their votes. Let Susan Collins furrow her brow over that as her poll numbers tank. The last time, it was the integrity of our elections that was endangered. This time, it's Grandma with her asthma. People can identify more with the latter, I think, than with the ratfcking of the distant Volga Bagmen.

http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/advances-in-health-care/new-pandemic/msg15901/#msg15901

Charles P. Pierce is spot on.

Look at the spike in the number of cases reflected in the yellow line on the chart in the lower right corner.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=4766)

I see that.(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300714025456.bmp) 
 
The numbers are exploding. And that is just those that are counted. In Trumpland, the deliberate undercounting is, as Charles P. Pierce points out, worthy of Soviet era murderous CYA mendacity modus operandi. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204150.gif)

Click on image for interactive COVID-19 map.

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Title: Royal Caribbean Suspends U.S. Cruises, Joining Rivals
Post by: AGelbert on March 14, 2020, 06:20:44 pm
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Royal Caribbean Suspends U.S. Cruises, Joining Rivals
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By Reuters on Mar 13, 2020 04:41 pm
March 13 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday it was suspending its cruises in the United States for 30 days, an hour after Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it suspended all its cruise voyages through April 11. Earlier larger peer Carnival Corp’s Italy-based unit Costa Cruises halted its trips until April […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/royal-caribbean-suspends-u-s-cruises-joining-rivals/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-46e39e76c6-169600093&mc_cid=46e39e76c6&mc_eid=1855a0727e) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: The following dispatch was sent by a nurse who asked to remain anonymous (to keep her job)
Post by: AGelbert on March 14, 2020, 09:44:29 pm
Agelbert NOTE: To that lowlife who just locked this thread, don't waste your time. Either Surly or I will spot it and unlock the topic thread within hours of your unauthorized thread topic locking. Have a nice day, Mr. COWARD.

The
Intercept_


Ryan Grim

March 14 2020, 4:05 p.m.

The following dispatch was sent by a nurse who asked to remain anonymous in order to protect their job.


SNIPPET:

It was becoming alarming that leadership in my hospital — leadership that includes physicianswere not understanding the potential severity of an outbreak.

Next update was March 11. These other e-mails were from lower-level people in administration. Secretaries sending out a quick note from their bosses. This e-mail was the first that we got from our Top Physician Administrator. We are thanked for our hard work and are assured that we are fully prepared to handle patients with Covid-19. We are told that they are following the CDC recommendations and that the risk according to the CDC is low. A few brief statements about how we need to practice good hygiene, isolation precautions, and that they are working with the local health department. The bulk of this e-mail is regarding privacy. I quote:
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In cases where patients have tested positive for coronavirus, the name of the facility treating the patient is not publicly disclosed. We respect and honor that decision. As we receive these patients, their information and diagnosis will remain confidential; we will not be making any public statement about COVID-19 to protect patient privacy.

This is NOT about patient privacy. This is about keeping the doors open for routine business and not hoping that this silly, inconvenient virus doesn’t impact their bottom line too much. I keep reading about how bad things are in Italy, how hardly anyone in the U.S. is getting tested, and I’m really starting to worry that we are going to be overwhelmed. We aren’t slowing down elective procedures, we aren’t trying to empty our ICUs to be prepared, we aren’t designating an area where suspected patients will be placed to limit exposure, we aren’t limiting the number of visitors allowed. We did put up a larger version of the original sign, so that should keep the virus out…

Full article: :o

Dispatch From an American Nurse on the Frontlines of the Effort to Contain Coronavirus (https://theintercept.com/2020/03/14/dispatch-from-an-american-nurse-on-the-frontlines-of-the-effort-to-contain-coronavirus/)
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 15, 2020, 07:19:39 am
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University for March 15. Note that number of new cases worldwide has overtaken the number of recoveries for the first time.
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Title: Hospital workers across the U.S. present sharply different pictures of their preparedness for the co
Post by: Surly1 on March 15, 2020, 07:28:54 am
Hospital workers across the U.S. present sharply different pictures of their preparedness for the coronavirus (https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/14/coronavirus-hospital-workers-present-sharply-different-pictures-of-preparedness/)

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Medical workers at the Kaiser Permanente French Campus test a patient for the novel coronavirus at a drive-through testing facility in San Francisco on Thursday. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

Meghana Keshavan

U.S. hospitals are bracing for an onslaught of patients sickened by the new coronavirus, shoring up supplies, refining crisis plans, and putting on a brave face. But there’s another narrative at play: Many health workers feel left in the lurch.

STAT heard in recent days from dozens of frontline hospital employees, and depending on where they worked, they presented sharply different pictures of preparedness. There are those who believe their health systems are equipped to weather the coming storm. Others are less sure.

“For the hospitals, it depends on who is in charge — what camp your leadership is in,” an anesthesiologist on the East Coast, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told STAT. “There’s been the ‘just the flu’ contingent, and everyone else.” but 

Terry Adirim, a trained pediatric emergency physician who helps lead clinical care at Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, agreed that there is “variability in preparedness” that has to do with hospital leadership. But the former senior Department of Defense and Homeland Security official added, “I think that comes because federal guidances haven’t been as strong as they could be.”

Delays in rolling out coronavirus tests mean it’s impossible to know how many people are infected, and how bad the epidemic will get. Knowing what to be ready for is difficult in these circumstances, and the level of preparedness appears to vary from state to state, city to city, hospital to hospital — and from individual to individual.

Some hospitals have engineered new protocols to triage ill patients — turning to tools like hotlines and telemedicine to advise those with mild illness on how to manage their symptoms. They have devised backup plans should intensive care units become overrun, including stopping elective surgeries and preparing to expand critical care into operating rooms.

But others are lagging.

Despite assurances from their hospitals’ leadership, many frontline workers are worried about emergency departments overrun, and too few life-support devices to go around. They’re afraid of protective supplies running low and of contracting the virus themselves — and passing it along to their loved ones. In China, 3,300 health workers were sickened by the virus, and 13 died.

Reports from the Seattle area, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, indicate that some of the city’s hospitals are nearly overwhelmed. One hospital’s note to staff, shared with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, says the “local COVID-19 trajectory is likely to be similar to that of Northern Italy.” The hospital is down to a four-day supply of gloves.

“Our health care staff has been taking our N95 masks, because people are scared for their families,” said a resident physician in Philadelphia, one of the dozens of people who responded to STAT’s callout for health workers’ stories. “I’m worried about my parents, too.”

Hospital employees have uniformly been kept abreast of Covid-19 preparations through emails and web-based training modules. But there has been little in the way of in-person training on protocols for dealing with a virulent contagion. Although many first responders have been schooled in dealing with highly infectious diseases, other hospital employees are left wondering if they’ll be safe.

“This is unlike any other outbreak I’ve been involved with,” said Rainee Sinroll, a nurse in Missouri who worked through the H1N1 epidemic and has spoken extensively with other health workers in her region. “There’s absolutely no training and information to the staff that will be involved. And no message to the community that would lower cases, thereby allowing better care in our facilities.”

A surgical tech in New Mexico is expecting to see Covid-19 patients coming into her hospital, since the first cases were discovered in the state just a few days ago. But she’s deeply unhappy with the guidance from her hospital to date.

“Some of my colleagues and I feel let down,” said Alyssa Estrada, an instrument sterilization technician who says her hospital is already short-staffed. “If something happens, how are we going to keep our department running if we don’t have the manpower?”

There may be enough masks and gowns at her hospital, she said, but she’s already having difficulty getting sterilization equipment. Sanitation wipes, and sprays that get rid of biofilms — that is, slimy amalgamations of pathogens that reside on equipment — are in short supply.

“It’s kind of strange, because I feel like the city has been warning us more than the actual hospital has,” she said. “In the end, we’re all going to have to work together if this gets serious — and I feel like we all need to be more up-to-date on the information.”

Patients hospitalized with Covid-19 typically have pneumonia and difficulty breathing, which would require treatment with oxygen or, in severe cases, intubation and being hooked up to a ventilator. Physicians see these cases on a regular basis, but treating them in droves could overwhelm a hospital’s capacity.

“I’m concerned we won’t have enough epinephrine or albuterol — these are the bread and butter meds we use every day for pneumonias,” a pediatric ICU doctor in Chicago said.

The news reports from China, Iran, and Italy in particular has been sobering. Health workers in some places in Italy have had to choose which patient gets ventilator care, and which patient will not, according to reports from physicians there.

Many hospitals in the U.S. are already operating at high capacity. There are 45,000 ICU hospital beds and 160,000 ventilators nationwide — but, in the event of a moderate outbreak, about 200,000 Americans would need such intensive care. And that leaves out all the patients who might need lifesaving procedures, equipment, and medications for reasons other than coronavirus.

“It’s frightening, because for me as a doctor, I realize there is going to be a certain point where we’ll be forced to make decisions we’re not comfortable making,” the resident physician in Philadelphia said.

Though she’s received plenty of training in how to treat patients sickened by severe pneumonia, she said her medical education hasn’t involved making these heart-wrenching triage decisions.

“We’ve been so blessed by an excess of resources that we’ve never had to withdraw care from someone’s loved one because we need their ventilator for someone else,” she said. “But I’m scared of that happening.”

Many health systems say they are confident in their ability to tackle a surge of novel coronavirus cases.

Stanford University’s health system, for instance, has “redefined its triage process,” according to Sam Shen, a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine. It has set up a drive-through clinic for ill patients, in operation since Monday, that’s meant to test for coronavirus once tests are readily available. Severely ill patients will be directed immediately to negative-pressure rooms.

The university is also setting up tents in front of the emergency department entrance, to create an isolation space so patients with possible Covid-19 infections don’t need to enter the ER.

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City has kicked off a telemedicine program, as have several other hospitals around the country. Like Stanford, the Manhattan health system has detailed triage plans — with tools to divert milder cases and bring the critical patients in for intensive care.

“I think we’re prepared,” said Jolion McGreevy, medical director of the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency department. “We have the resources, and it’s all being coordinated by a system command center that has high leadership.”

Large hospitals in many cities compete for patients, but the three major health systems in the Cleveland area — University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, and MetroHealth are absorbing the lessons taught by hard-hit cities like Wuhan in China and Bergamo in Italy.

“We have a trifecta approach in the city of Cleveland to mobilize joint resources for ambulatory care, mirroring what we’re seeing in other cities abroad,” said Robert Hughes, associate medical director of the department of emergency medicine at University Hospitals. “I’ve found that the collaborative spirit between the health systems in our city has been better for the community we serve.”

The fallout from the national dearth of Covid-19 testing kits looms, as well. Health workers who have fallen ill worry whether they have a cold, the flu, or the novel coronavirus — and most have no way of knowing the truth.

An East Coast emergency room physician who wished to remain anonymous has been ill for several weeks — with symptoms that appear, in her professional opinion, to be consistent with Covid-19. Although confirmed negative for the flu and other respiratory viral illnesses, the physician was denied coronavirus testing because there was no confirmed exposure to another patient ill with the disease.

“I’ve missed several weeks of work, unpaid, to avoid putting patients at risk,” the physician said. “I’m frustrated that I still can’t get tested to ensure I am safe to return to work.”

A certified nurse assistant in Alabama said that she, too, has been recently ill with a virus — and hasn’t had access to testing, despite working with a vulnerable population. The situation has been “very confusing, arbitrary, chaotic!” she said.

“No one among the CNA staff is talking about this in any meaningful way,” she said. “If the nurses are, I don’t know about it.”

In her hospital in Florida, Adirim has seen a disconnect in the attitudes of health workers glued to the news and others who have adopted a wait-and-watch outlook.

“I still hear other doctors in the hallways, saying this is just like the flu,” the East Coast anesthesiologist said. “Not everyone has been taking this as seriously as they should.”

Last month, she used her own money to buy goggles for herself and her husband — to protect against the virus, should it go airborne when patients are put on ventilators.

“If we hadn’t bought those goggles, we wouldn’t have anything,” she said.

In China and Italy, as health workers fell ill with Covid-19, health professionals from other specialties were trained to replace them. That very well might happen in the U.S., Adirim said.

When working with the Department of Homeland Security on prior epidemics, such as H1N1, Adirim’s team considered the possibility of health worker burnout or attrition — whether, under the threat of exhaustion or illness, employees would stop showing up at work.

But that hasn’t happened in Italy, or in China, nor during prior epidemics. The jury’s still out on the U.S. response, Adirim said, but she thinks that health workers will rise to the occasion and work tirelessly to combat the pandemic.

“I think those of us who go into health care fields understand that risk,” Adirim said.
Title: The Hand Sanitizer You Can't Find Is In This Putz's Garage
Post by: Surly1 on March 15, 2020, 07:33:52 am
The Hand Sanitizer You Can't Find Is In This Putz's Garage (https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/03/the-hand-sanitizer-you-cant-find-is-in-this-putzs-garage#intcid=recommendations_default-popular_47b714d0-b965-47fc-97b7-d5d922736df9_popular4-1)
Online retailers have stopped gouging. Now what?[/b]

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By Jordan HoffmanMarch 14, 2020
During troubling times it is psychologically helpful to know where to vent your anger. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we had the face of Osama bin Laden. With the Coronavirus, there really isn’t anyone specific to blame, and it’s hard to make a dartboard out of a blown-up photo of an infected cytoplasm. The current pandemic isn’t one specific person’s fault, but there are individuals who have found in this global panic a route to becoming a real jerk.

Chief among them is Tennessee’s Matt Colvin who, with the aid of his brother Noah, was inspired by news of the potential for over 1 million American deaths to turn a handsome profit.

The retired Air Force technical sergeant is the new face of price gouging, thanks to a profile in Saturday’s New York Times. Beginning March 1st, Colvin, whose primary income is reselling collected goods on sites like Amazon, hit the road and bought as much hand sanitizer as he could find. For a while, the money was rolling in. But when his prices soared, Amazon, eBay and other marketplaces rightly shut him and his fellow panic profiteers down. He estimates he now has 17,700 bottles of the virus-killing ooze, as well as hand wipes and all the other highly sought after materials you can’t find in a store right now. The cleaning products are collecting dust.

The Times suggests that Colvin is just one of thousands of resellers that gobbled up prevention goods with an eye toward making a small fortune. (But he’s the one they photographed in a t-shirt that says “Family Man Family Business” in front of shelves of Purel and Clorox wipes he can not sell.) Chris Anderson of Central Pennsylvania estimates he made about $25,000 on masks, similar to the ones that hospitals are now rationing. An Ohio-based online seller by the name of Eric says he has made between $35,000 and $40,000 on masks. He declined to give his last name, not out of shame, but fearing “a retaliation from Amazon.”

On the one hand, you wonder if you can really blame these men? Buying low and selling high is an American tradition with roots as deep as the buttonwood tree where a group of traders created the New York Stock Exchange in 1792. Then you read Matt Colvin, hoarder of hand sanitizer, suggesting that price-gouging laws “are not built for today’s day and age. They’re built for Billy Bob’s gas station doubling the amount he charges for gas during a hurricane.” As if Coronavirus isn’t the world’s biggest hurricane.

As it happens, making your own hand sanitizer isn’t impossible. My wife cooked up a huge batch made of aloe vera gel, rubbing alcohol and some essential oils. (And I am proud to report we are not selling it online at inflated prices.) Additionally, all signs point to soap and water being an effective, if not the most effective, weapon against viruses.
Title: "The truth is that profiting off public investment is also business as usual for the pharmaceutical
Post by: AGelbert on March 15, 2020, 12:47:37 pm
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The final aid package not only omitted language that would have limited drug makers’ intellectual property rights, it specifically prohibited the federal government from taking any action if it has concerns that the treatments or vaccines developed with public funds are priced too high. (http://media.tumblr.com/c6492e4b47cfdbd50e74d285fde3c53e/tumblr_inline_mm3g4yCaZc1qz4rgp.gif) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300115234833.gif)

The
Intercept_


By Sharon Lerner

March 13 2020, 2:46 p.m.

SNIPPET:

“Pharmaceutical companies view Covid-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity,” said 🦅 Gerald Posner, author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Pharma/Gerald-Posner/9781501151897)” The world needs pharmaceutical products, of course. For the new coronavirus outbreak, in particular, we need treatments and vaccines and, in the U.S., tests. Dozens of companies are now vying to make them.

They’re (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) all in that race,” said Posner, who described the potential payoffs for winning the race as huge. The global crisis “will potentially be a blockbuster for the industry in terms of sales and profits,” he said, adding that “the worse the pandemic gets, the higher their eventual profit.”

The ability to make money off of pharmaceuticals is already uniquely large in the U.S., which lacks the basic price controls other countries have, giving drug companies more freedom over setting prices for their products than anywhere else in the world. During the current crisis, pharmaceutical makers may have even more leeway than usual because of language industry lobbyists inserted into an $8.3 billion coronavirus spending package, passed last week, to maximize their profits from the pandemic.

Initially, some lawmakers had tried to ensure that the federal government would limit how much pharmaceutical companies could reap from vaccines and treatments for the new coronavirus that they developed with the use of public funding. In February, 🦅 Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and other House members wrote to 🦀 Trump pleading that he “ensure that any vaccine or treatment developed with U.S. taxpayer dollars be accessible, available and affordable,” a goal they said couldn’t be met “if pharmaceutical corporations are given authority to set prices and determine distribution, putting profit-making interests ahead of health priorities.”

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Title: 👨‍🔬 Affordable COVID-19 Skin Protection for Everyone 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on March 15, 2020, 01:55:15 pm
The Hand Sanitizer You Can't Find Is In This 😈 Putz's Garage (https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/03/the-hand-sanitizer-you-cant-find-is-in-this-putzs-garage#intcid=recommendations_default-popular_47b714d0-b965-47fc-97b7-d5d922736df9_popular4-1)

Online retailers have stopped gouging. Now what?

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By Jordan HoffmanMarch 14, 2020
During troubling times it is psychologically helpful to know where to vent your anger. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we had the face of Osama bin Laden. With the Coronavirus, there really isn’t anyone specific to blame, and it’s hard to make a dartboard out of a blown-up photo of an infected cytoplasm. The current pandemic isn’t one specific person’s fault, but there are individuals who have found in this global panic a route to becoming a real jerk.

Chief among them is Tennessee’s Matt Colvin who, with the aid of his brother Noah, was inspired by news of the potential for over 1 million American deaths to turn a handsome profit.

The retired Air Force technical sergeant is the new face of price gouging, thanks to a profile in Saturday’s New York Times. Beginning March 1st, Colvin, whose primary income is reselling collected goods on sites like Amazon, hit the road and bought as much hand sanitizer as he could find. For a while, the money was rolling in. But when his prices soared, Amazon, eBay and other marketplaces rightly shut him and his fellow panic profiteers down. He estimates he now has 17,700 bottles of the virus-killing ooze, as well as hand wipes and all the other highly sought after materials you can’t find in a store right now. The cleaning products are collecting dust.

The Times suggests that Colvin is just one of thousands of resellers that gobbled up prevention goods with an eye toward making a small fortune. (But he’s the one they photographed in a t-shirt that says “Family Man Family Business” in front of shelves of Purel and Clorox wipes he can not sell.) Chris Anderson of Central Pennsylvania estimates he made about $25,000 on masks, similar to the ones that hospitals are now rationing. An Ohio-based online seller by the name of Eric says he has made between $35,000 and $40,000 on masks. He declined to give his last name, not out of shame, but fearing “a retaliation from Amazon.”

On the one hand, you wonder if you can really blame these men? Buying low and selling high is an American tradition with roots as deep as the buttonwood tree where a group of traders created the New York Stock Exchange in 1792. Then you read Matt Colvin, hoarder of hand sanitizer, suggesting that price-gouging laws “are not built for today’s day and age. They’re built for Billy Bob’s gas station doubling the amount he charges for gas during a hurricane.” As if Coronavirus isn’t the world’s biggest hurricane.

As it happens, making your own hand sanitizer isn’t impossible. My wife cooked up a huge batch made of aloe vera gel, rubbing alcohol and some essential oils. (And I am proud to report we are not selling it online at inflated prices.)
Additionally, all signs point to soap and water being an effective, if not the most effective, weapon against viruses.

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Agelbert NOTE: Here's the deal with soap. Soap is a type solvent for oily substances. In chemistry, the word "solvent" just means the molecules of some substance are real good at surrounding the moclecules of the substance they are in. For people that are allergic to scientific terms, that means it mixes super well with the other substance. SO WHAT, you ask?

Well, I'm glad you asked. Oils, fats, grease, etc. are easily washed off your skin surface with soap for that reason. SO WHAT, you ask? What does that have to do with COVID-19 virus critters?

Well, I'm glad you asked. The outer "corona" of the sphere shaped COVID-19 virus, like all viruses, is mostly made up of "polar" molecules. Those molecules are exactly the same kind that make up oils, fat, grease, etc. (you get the idea). Soap disorganizes the outer layer of the virus. IOW, it dissolves the wall of the virus sphere into non-cohesive units that can no longer stick together to protect the virus genetic material inside. Large gaps form in the outer layer and the virus genetic material leaks out. Once the virus genetic material leaks out, it can not be transported into some cell in the molecular neighborhood. IOW, it is no longer a threat. Since viruses are really, really tiny, you need to make sure the soap and water making life difficult for the COVID-19 virus critter is doing so for at least 20 seconds in order for the solvent action on the polar exterior of the virus to wreak successful havoc on billions of said COVID-19 critters.

If you want to make sure you always have a powerful weapon against COVID-19 critters on your skin around while you go about your business, hang a soap on a rope around your neck. They aren't going to run out of soap on a rope before global warming does us in, so don't worry about availability of soap, whether on a rope or not. Just go to a source of clean water, pull out your soap on a rope and kill COVID-19 on your skin by washing for 30 seconds or so. The particles of the virus that are disorganized by the soap solvent action are NOT a health threat. They go down the drain as disorganized genetic material with no ability to function as a virus.
 
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Soap On A Rope (https://intothegloss.com/2015/08/soap-on-a-rope/)

For those who are confused by the term "polar" in regard to molecular structure, I will be glad to bend your ear about the bipolar nature of the water molecule, what one pole does and what the other one does to make water such a great solvent. That is why soap needs to partner with water to dissolve oily substances (like virus outer layers). For most people, all that polar stuff is boring. Everybody knows that water doesn't mix with oil. Well, water DOES mix quite well with oil IF soap is present. Alchohol, by the way, works like soap mixed with water because it has polar sections and bipolar sections. Alchohol kills bacteria AND viruses by a mechanism called denaturing. Bored yet? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185036-1638694.gif) I thought so.

Alchohol does the job without water but is expensive. Soap is cheap and every bit as effective as alchohol, as long as you have water available.

Soap and water 🍀 is affordable COVID-19  skin protection for everyone. End of story. 🌞

   
Title: Former CDC Director 👨‍🔬 Dr. Tom Frieden: COULD CORONAVIRUS KILL A MILLION AMERICANS?
Post by: AGelbert on March 15, 2020, 04:37:50 pm
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By Tom Frieden, Thinkglobalhealth.org

March 14, 2020 | EDUCATE!


Soon after I became director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June of 2009, I was asked to brief President Barack Obama about the emerging pandemic of H1N1 influenza. It was the first time I had briefed the president, there was a blizzard of information from CDC’s experts, and I had a videocall with dozens of CDC professionals—most of whom didn’t know I was about to brief the president... -more- (https://popularresistance.org/could-coronavirus-kill-a-million-americans/)

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Title: German government tries to fight off aggressive takeover bid by 🦀 US, say reports
Post by: AGelbert on March 15, 2020, 07:36:11 pm
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The Guardian

Philip Oltermann in Berlin @philipoltermann

Sun 15 Mar 2020 10.12 EDT

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Title: Stena Line Announces 950 Layoffs, Equinor Orders Longer Shifts & Carnival Warning of Loss
Post by: AGelbert on March 17, 2020, 02:40:26 pm
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Stena Line Announces 950 Layoffs Due to Coronavirus Impact

By Reuters on Mar 16, 2020 05:39 pm

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European ferry operator Stena Line has announced plans to layoff 950 employees due to travel restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic.   The Swedish-based company announced Monday it has seen a substantial effect on its passenger operations as a result of the virus, especially in the Scandinavia region where passenger traffic to Sweden, Denmark, Poland, […]   Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/stena-line-to-layoff-950-due-to-coronavirus-impact/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-2aed2deeae-169600093&mc_cid=2aed2deeae&mc_eid=1855a0727e)


Equinor Orders Longer Shifts for Offshore Staff Due to Coronavirus

By Reuters on Mar 16, 2020 12:56 pm

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By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, March 16 (Reuters) – Equinor will extend its employees’ shifts at offshore platforms to 21 days from 14 days to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread, the oil company said on Monday, as oil and gas production offshore Norway continued as normal. Equinor recorded the world’s first coronavirus case on an offshore installation at its non-producing Martin […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/equinor-orders-longer-shifts-for-offshore-staff-due-to-coronavirus/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-2aed2deeae-169600093&mc_cid=2aed2deeae&mc_eid=1855a0727e)

Warning of Loss, Carnival Moves to Shore Up Liquidity

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Carnival Corp., the largest player in a cruise industry reeling from the effects of the coronavirus, said it expects a loss this fiscal year and is taking steps to improve liquidity. The efforts include cutting investments and expenses and looking for additional financing, Carnival said in a statement Monday. The company […]   Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/warning-of-loss-carnival-moves-to-shore-up-liquidity/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-2aed2deeae-169600093&mc_cid=2aed2deeae&mc_eid=1855a0727e)

Surging Demand to Move Crude Oil Sends Smaller Tanker Rates Soaring

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SINGAPORE, March 16 (Reuters) – A surge in demand to ship the flood of crude oil unleashed by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC peers is sending freight rates surging and forcing buyers to seek out space on smaller tankers after the largest ones have been booked out, shipping sources said. Freight charges to […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/surging-demand-to-move-crude-oil-sends-smaller-tanker-rates-soaring/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-2aed2deeae-169600093&mc_cid=2aed2deeae&mc_eid=1855a0727e)


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Agelbert NOTE: After Jamarl's (first 20 minutes) excellent rant on the admirable principled ideology of Bernie supporters, there is a MUST HEAR discussion of COVID-19 by an 👨‍🔬 expert on corona viruses. The bottom line is that there will be NO VACCINE for COVID-19 ANY TIME SOON. WHY? It turns out that this clever little coronacritter makes RNA transcribing coding mistakes two out of three times it does its thing after invading a cell. This makes life VERY DIFFICULT for a (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) attacker vaccine trying to identify the COVID-19 corona critter in order to destroy it (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png). There IS, however, a great tool for therapy involving plasma that will enable infected people to survive the virus. Don't miss that interview. And please, (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160023-2284203.png) pass it on to concerned people everywhere.    

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 18, 2020, 05:11:28 am
Best thing I have read to date about the pandemic and social distancing. Stay the **** Home!

The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic (https://medium.com/@Jason_Scott_Warner/the-sober-math-everyone-must-understand-about-the-pandemic-2b0145881993)
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This post is too long. It takes 19 minutes to read according to Medium. It has been viewed 1.9M times in less than 24 hours. You should read it, too.

I wrote this post on Facebook on Thursday Night, March 12th 2020. Since I wrote it, the post been shared 160k times and I’ve been asked to repost it here so people can share on Twitter and other platforms. Please distribute freely.

It’s reposted in its entirety here, with no edits.

https://www.facebook.com/jason.scott.warner/posts/10163742243430144

The Long Facebook Post:

This is a long post addressing two underlying issues with the current response to the pandemic that leave me concerned. It’s the longest post I’ve ever written.

For those of you not taking action, or believing the pandemic to be “over hyped”, you can make fun of me as much as you want now or when this is over. You can make me the subject of memes and post it everywhere. I will pose for the picture. I am not trying to convince you, but I do feel compelled to share information that I deem critical to all of us, which is why I am posting this at all.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE 5 MINUTES TO READ AND CONSIDER THE INFORMATION I AM SHARING:

As of 3/15/20 at 9 am PST this post has been shared over 50k times since it was posted 2 days ago. So a lot of people find value in the post and although it’s a long read, I believe you will find this information valuable too.

For those of you who don’t know me well, I am analytical and measured. I don’t freak out nor do I respond emotionally. I also don’t post a bunch of bullshit or political or controversial stuff on Facebook. I founded and am CEO of a successful software company that provides SaaS based data, analytics, and dashboards to recruiting departments at companies we all know. As you would expect, I am data driven and fact based. Before founding my company I held executive roles leading very large recruiting teams at some of the world’s fastest growing companies such as Starbucks and Google. At Google I was fortunate enough to report to Sheryl Sandberg before she took the Facebook COO role. I was a Chemical Engineering major in college and have a business degree from a top undergraduate business school. I am not one for hyperbole or histrionics. My bullshit factor is close to zero.

I share all this personal information only to help solidify that this post may be worth reading and sharing with others. I would encourage you to forward or share this post at your discretion. Many people do not understand what is happening with the pandemic to the degree required which is why I took the time to write this and share this on Facebook.

Now that I’ve gotten the introduction out of the way, here are two issues I want to bring to everyone’s attention.

ISSUE ONE: SOCIAL NORMS ARE POWERFUL MOTIVATORS AND GETTING IN THE WAY OF PEOPLE TAKING THE RIGHT STEPS IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC:

One of the current problems with addressing the pandemic is the social pressures of taking action today. It’s awkward, and feels like an over-reaction. The reason it feels like an overreaction is that most people OVERWEIGHT the currently reported cases and inherently UNDERWEIGHT the mathematics of how the virus is spreading and what will happen in about 30 days time. This is because our brains tend to think linearly as opposed to logarithmically. It’s the same reason many people don’t save for retirement or understand compound interest.

To create a new social norm, human beings like to see behavior modeled. This serves as a signal that says, “oh, someone else is doing it so I should do it also.”

SO HERE IS A SOCIAL BENCHMARK FOR REFERENCE — THIS IS WHAT I’VE DONE FOR MY FAMILY TO DATE:

I have already isolated my family. We have canceled EVERYTHING. We have canceled previously scheduled doctor visits. Social get togethers. No play dates. Normal routine meetings. Everything has been canceled. It’s difficult and socially awkward. Some of you think I’m crazy, but I’m doing it not because I am afraid, but because I am good at math (more on that in part 2). I had to have my 16 year old daughter quit her job coaching junior gymnasts at the local gym, with one day’s notice and also tell my kids they can’t attend youth group at church. Both of those were tough discussions. I told a very close friend he shouldn’t stay at my house this weekend even though he was planning to and had booked his flight from the Bay Area. I canceled another dear friend’s visit for later this month to go snowboarding on Mt Bachelor.

We are not eating out. Our kids are already doing online school so we don’t have to make changes there. I would not send my kids to school even if they were in public or private school. We have eliminated all non-essential contact with other people. We will only venture out to grocery shop when required. We will still go outside to parks, go mountain biking, hiking, and recreate to keep ourselves sane and do other things as a family, just not with other people. We have stocked up on food and have a supply for ~2 months. We have stocked up on other goods that if depleted would create hardship, like medicines and feminine hygiene products. We have planned for shortages of essential items.

THE REASON I HAVE CHOSEN THIS ROUTE FOR MY FAMILY IS MULTI FACETED:

1. Although my family is considered low risk (I’m 49 in good health, Angi is 46 and in good health, and our kids are 14 and 16), we must assume that the healthcare system cannot help us, because the hospitals will become overwhelmed very quickly. Most American hospitals will become overwhelmed in approximately 30 days unless something changes. More on this in part 2 below. So although we are in great health and unlikely to become gravely ill, the risk is greater if you do not have access to the medical care that you need. This is something for everyone to consider. As a society we are accustomed to having access to the best medical care available. Our medical system will be overwhelmed unless we practice social distancing at scale. That said, the medical teams in Italy are seeing an alarming number of cases from people in their 40s and 50s. Triage tents are already going up in the parking lots at many hospitals close to the epicenters in the United States.

2. It’s not a matter of if social distancing will take place, it’s a matter of when. This is because social distancing is the only way to stop the virus today.

As I will explain in part 2 below, starting now is FAR more effective than starting even 2 days from now or tomorrow. This has been proven by Italy and China (and soon to be France and other European countries who have been slow to respond.) [updated as of 3/14 France is now on lockdown mandated by the government]. Wuhan went on lockdown after roughly 400 cases were identified (and they had access to testing that America has systematically failed to do well to date). The US already has more than 4 times this number of known infected cases as Wuhan did when it was shut down, and our citizens are far more mobile and therefore spreading the virus more broadly when compared to Wuhan. Yet our response is tepid at best.

If hand washing and “being smart” were sufficient Italy would not be in crisis. So I pray the draconian measures are coming from our government, because they are required to stop the spread of the virus. It’s better to start sooner than later as the cost is actually far greater if we wait. I pray they close all schools and non-essential services the way that Italy and China have done.

3. Spreading the virus puts those in the high-risk category at much greater risk. This is the moral argument. It’s a strong argument because there are only two ways, as of today, that the virus can be stopped: let it run its course and infect 100s of millions of people, or social distancing. There is no other way today. If you don’t practice social distancing, people downstream from you that you transmit the virus to will die, and many will suffer.

4. The risk of infection is increasing exponentially, because the quantity of infected people, most who will not show symptoms, is doubling every three days. So the longer you wait to self-isolate, the greater the chance of you or someone you love becoming infected and then you infecting others because more of the population is becoming infected. There are twice as many infected people today as there was on Tuesday.

5. The virus is already in your town. It’s everywhere. Cases are typically only discovered when someone gets sick enough to seek medical attention. This is important as it typically takes ~5 days to START showing ANY symptoms. Here’s the math: For every known case there are approximately 50 unknown cases. This is because if I become sick, I infect several people today, and they infect a few people each tomorrow (as do I), and the total count of infected people doubles every 3 days until I get so sick I get hospitalized or get tested and become a “known case”. But in the time it takes me to figure out I am sick 50 others downline from me now have the virus. So every third day the infection rate doubles until I get so sick that I realize I have the virus an am hospitalized or otherwise tested. Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital estimate that there are 50x more infections than known infections as reported (citation below). The implication of this is that the virus is already “everywhere” and spreading regardless if your city has zero, few or many reported cases. So instead of the 1573 reported known cases today there are likely 78,650 cases, at least, in the United States. Which will double to 157,300 by this Sunday. And this will double to 314,600 cases by this coming Wednesday. So in less than 1 week the number of total infected in the United States will quadruple. This is the nature of exponential math. It’s actually unfortunate that we are publishing the figures for known cases as it diverts attention away from more important numbers (like the range of estimated actual cases). [Update as of 3/15/20 — I’ve been sent more research that may add clarity to the ACTUAL cases vs CONFIRMED cases and will update this post with any conclusions]

6. Some people cannot, or will not, practice social distancing for a variety of reasons and will continue to spread the virus to many people. So everyone else must start today.

The reasons above are why I have begun to practice social distancing. It’s not easy. But you should do it too.

The hospitals will be at capacity and there are not enough ventilators. You will hear a lot about this issue in the coming few weeks… the shortage of ventilators.

ISSUE TWO: MANY PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED ON THE WRONG NUMBERS:

Yes, the virus only kills a small percentage of those afflicted. Yes, the flu kills 10s of thousands of people annually. Yes, 80% of people will experience lightweight symptoms with COVID19. Yes the mortality rate of COVID19 is relatively low (1–2%). All of this true, but is immaterial. They are the wrong numbers to focus on…

The nature of exponential math is that the infection rates start slowly, and then goes off like a bomb and overwhelms the hospitals. You will understand this math clearly in the next section if you do the short math exercise. Evergreen hospital in Seattle is already in triage. I have heard credible reports from people on the ground that they are already becoming overwhelmed. And the bomb won’t really go off for a few more days. Probably by Wednesday, March 18th (next week). In just a few days from now we will hear grave reports from Seattle hospitals. [update as of 3/15/20 — see the comments section below for an update from a staff member at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA]

You should assume the virus is everywhere at this point, even if you have no confirmed cases in your area.

YOU SHOULD DO THIS SIMPLE 2 MINUTE MATH EXERCISE (NO REALLY TAKE TWO MINUTES AND DO IT):

To further understand exponential growth, take the number of confirmed cases in your area and multiply by 10 (or 50 if you believe Harvard and Massachusetts General estimations) to account for the cases that are not yet confirmed. If you have no confirmed cases choose a small number. I’d suggest 10 cases in your city, if no cases are yet reported. But you can use whatever number you like. This number of infected people doubles every ~3 days as the infection spreads. So literally take your number, and multiply by 2. Then do it again. Then do it again. Then do it again. Do this multiplication exercise 10 times in total.

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x (the number of estimated infections in your city today (not just the reported cases)).

This result is the estimate for the actual cases in your area 30 days from now. The math will take 30 seconds to complete with a calculator and it’s worth doing the math to see how it grows. This end number is the number of cases in your city 30 days from today if a large percentage of the population do not practice social distancing.

2 to the 10th power is 1024. When something doubles 10 times, it’s the same as multiplying by 1024. The infection rate of the virus doubles every 3 days. In thirty days there will be 1,024 times the number of infected people in your area as there is today if your community does not immediately put social distancing into practice. One thousand and twenty four times as many infected people as there is today, in just 30 days.

Next, divide the final number (the scary big one) you just calculated by the current population of your city and you will be able to get the percentage of people THAT YOU KNOW PERSONALLY who will be infected 30 days from now.

THIS PART IS IMPORTANT: Next take 15% (multiply by 0.15) of that final 30 day number of total infected people (the number you calculated by multiplying by 2 ten times). This will provide an estimate of the serious cases which will require hospitalization, and compare it to the number of beds and ventilators available at your local hospital. Google the “number of beds” and the name of your local hospital now. It takes 2 seconds and the number of beds is easy to find. 65% of beds are already occupied by patients unrelated to the coronavirus. St Charles in Bend, Oregon where I live, has 226 beds and the town is roughly 100,000 people. Most hospitals have on average, 40 or fewer ventilators. 5% of patients require ICU treatment. There are very few ICU beds compared to regular beds in hospitals. There are very few negative pressure areas in any hospital to deal with the containment of airborne diseases.

These numbers you just calculated are the Big Problem: Too many patients, not enough beds, and a serious shortage of ventilators (the biggest problem) if we don’t immediately begin social distancing. More on this biggest problem related to the insufficient quantity of ventilators is below.

COUNTRIES AND CITIES THAT GET OVERWHELMED WILL HAVE A MUCH GREATER MORTALITY RATE BECAUSE THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE.

And by medical care I mean not just coronavirus patients. Your son or daughter that needs acute care surgery this May for his badly broken leg will be attended to by an orthopedic doctor that has been working at maximum capacity and working 18 hour shifts for 7 days every week for 6 weeks because it was required to care for all the coronavirus patients at her hospital. Or the orthopedic surgeon will be sick with the virus and your son or daughter will be operated on in a tent in the hospital parking lot by a non-expert or a member of the National Guard. Your elderly Mom that has diabetes and goes into acute distress next month may not receive ANY medical care because the doctors are consumed and have to prioritize patients based on triage guidelines based on success rate probabilities. Your sibling’s family that are all injured in a terrible car crash in June will have diminished care. If one of them needs a ventilator there will be none available because all of them will be in use by critical coronavirus patients. Your young friend with cancer and a compromised immune system from treatment will succumb even though the cancer was curable and the treatment was working, because their body was too fragile to combat the coronavirus due to the chemotherapy and they couldn’t receive the customized, acute care required due to the hospital being overwhelmed. All of the above is currently happening in Italy, who had the same number of infections we have today just 2 weeks ago. You must start social distancing today.

The count of actual virus infections doubles every ~3 days. The news and government agencies are lagging in their response. So we hear that the US only has 1573 cases today (3/12/20) [update as of 3/15/20: 3115 confirmed cases), ( see https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/) and it doesn’t seem like a lot. It would be better to report the estimated actual cases, since reported cases don’t tell us much. However, we know from China that the actual number of cases are at least an order of magnitude greater than the reported cases, because people get infected and do not display symptoms. In math, an “order of magnitude” means ten times difference, or put another way, a factor of 10. 100 is 10 times greater than 10, so it’s an order of magnitude greater.

Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital just released their estimate (recording is here: https://externalmediasite.partners.org/…/53a4003de5ab4b4da5…) that the actual cases are 50x greater than the reported cases. So we likely have 75,000 cases in the United States already. The number of reported cases is not that important.

But let’s assume the current number of cases is only 10,000 ACTUAL cases in the United States just to be conservative and model out what will happen:

If we don’t stop the virus from spreading, in 30 days we will have 2 to the 10th power more cases of infected people because the infection count doubles every 3 days (the virus doubles every 3 days and there are 10, 3 day periods in 30 days).

This math is familiar if you did the exercise above. If not, go up and do the math exercise. The math: 2 to the 10th power means 1,024 times as many cases as we have today (2 times 2 repeated 10 times).

This number is a catastrophically big problem for all of us: We will have 10 million+ actual cases (10,000 actual cases today x 1,024) in the United States in just 30 days’ time if we continue without extreme social distancing. 10 million people with the virus. And it will keep doubling every 3 days unless we practice social distancing.

15% of cases require significant medical attention, which means that 1.5 million people will require significant medical attention if 10 million people get infected (15% of 10 Million total infections = 1.5 million people requiring hospitalization).

1.5 million hospitalizations is way more than we have beds for at hospitals in the United States. And 65% of all beds are already occupied in our hospitals. But many patients (5%) with the virus need ICU beds, not just any old hospital bed. Only about 10% of hospital beds are considered intensive care beds. So we will have a huge bed shortage, but that is not the biggest problem, as we can erect temporary ICU shelters and bring in more temporary beds, as Italy has already done, and California and Washington hospitals have already done. Evergreen Hospital in Seattle has already erected temporary triage tents in the parking lot as of 3/13/20. All regular beds are full at Evergreen Hospital as of yesterday.

Once the government of China, Norway, and Italy came to understand this math, they reacted accordingly and shut EVERYTHING down. [update as of 3/15/20 now France has done the same lockdown]. Extreme social distancing is the only response available to stop the virus today. The United States is not responding well nor are other countries like the UK. Countries that do not respond well will pay a much larger, catastrophic price.

But hospital beds are not the big problem. The lack of ventilators is the big problem. Most estimates peg the ventilators in the United States at roughly 100,000 to 150,000 units. See the study from last month: http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/…/200214-VentilatorA…

The primary and most serious comorbid (comorbid is a medical term that means co-existing or happening at the same time) condition brought on by the Coronavirus is something called bilateral interstitial pneumonia which requires ventilators for treatment of seriously ill patients. So if 1.5M people of the 10 million infected 30 days from now require hospital care (15% of the 10M estimated total infections), 1.3M may not get the care that they need because we don’t have enough ventilators, beds, and ICU beds in the United States. And remember, this is only if ALL OF US EFFECTIVELY start social distancing by April 11th (30 days from today). This increases the mortality rate significantly.

BUT IF WE START EXTREME SOCIAL DISTANCING BY MARCH 23 (12 days from original writing), WE AVOID OVER 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE GETTING CRITICALLY ILL AND OVERWHELMING THE HOSPITALS:

If everyone takes extreme measures to social distance, and the United States can dramatically reduce the spread of the virus 12 days from now, the math is very different, as the exponential growth will only be 2 to the 4th power (12 days divided by the doubling rate of every 3 days equals the exponent of 4):

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16

So instead of 10 Million cases in the United States if we wait 30 days, if we act 18 days sooner, we will have only 160,000 cases (16 times the estimated 10,000 actual cases as of today), of which 15% are likely to require hospitalization. This is 24,000 critical patients (a huge difference compared to 1.5 million acute patients). The difference between taking extreme measures now, versus waiting even a few days, is very large due to how exponents work in math.

THE OUTCOME IS EVEN BETTER IF WE TAKE ACTION IN THE NEXT 6 DAYS: If the vast majority of the population self isolates and implements social distancing in only 6 days from now the exponential math is 2 to the 2nd power (6 days divided by the 3 days it takes the virus to double means the exponent is only 2). In math this is “two squared”.

2 x 2 = 4

Multiplied by the estimated 10,000 ACTUAL cases as of today (3/12/20) that means only 40,000 total cases will develop, 15% of which may be critical which is 6,000 critical patients.

This is why you should share this post broadly. If people begin social distancing in the next 6 days it will greatly reduce the impact on all of us. It’s why they say a “post goes viral”.

SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL REDUCE THE FINANCIAL IMPACT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:

Finally, the longer everyone waits to practice significant social distancing the greater the economic hardship will be on all of us. Lost jobs. Mortgage defaults. Closed businesses. Bankruptcies. All will be minimized if you start social distancing today.

Some of the reasons the economic impacts will be reduced are worth mentioning: If we stop the virus now the overall duration of the outbreak will be far shorter. The stock market will normalize more quickly and recover more quickly. Businesses and people will be able to survive a shorter duration outbreak vs a longer duration outbreak. More companies will avoid bankruptcy if we begin to practice social distancing now.

This is a big financial reason to begin social distancing if you are employed by any company: if companies see that the virus is being slowed, they will be less likely to conduct layoffs. You will be more likely to be laid off or experience a job-related event if we don’t practice social distancing immediately. As an HR executive, I’ve been involved in many, many layoffs. It’s the last thing companies want to do. But if they see that the pandemic will be shorter lived vs long and drawn out, they are less likely to make the permanent decision of laying off staff.

The overall economic impact that hits your bank account will be greater if you wait or you don’t practice social distancing. This is why Norway acted now, because it’s less economic impact to take drastic measures early than to do them later, and it saves a lot of lives and suffering by doing so. And Norway has only one confirmed death as of this writing.

Many people have suggested they want to support local restaurants and other businesses, who have seen sales drop by 50–90%. Stopping by and visiting them won’t save them. What will save them is social distancing and what you do after the pandemic is over. If you are concerned, call them and buy a gift certificate over the phone.

START TODAY. I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. YOU MUST START TODAY.

Finally, the article that I posted yesterday written by Tomas Pueyo has been read 30M times in the last few days and has been updated with new information. It’s worth reading again.

Here’s that link:

https://medium.com/…/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-d…

Other up to date data I frequently consult regarding the pandemic is here:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

I hope this is helpful and useful. My brain focuses on the math and I try and be fact based in my analysis and interpretation of how I should respond.

THERE IS MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMMENTS ON THE FACEBOOK POST WORTH READING AND I WILL BE UPDATING THAT POST, AND THE COMMENTS, WITH MORE INFORMATION, (AS OPPOSED TO CREATING NEW POSTS).

MY FINAL PARTING THOUGHT: Please share or forward this post at your discretion. If everyone shares this post and two of your friends share this post and so on, we use the power of exponential math to work in our favor, which seems appropriate given the virus is using that same exponential math against us.

HOW YOU CAN REALLY HELP: If you know people who have large numbers of followers, or people in the media, please leverage your personal relationship with them and ask them to amplify this post by sharing it.

It would be useful to get the post on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you know people in government this fact-based post may help inform them to make the best decisions. I am not active on Twitter.

It’s time for us humans to go on the offensive against the virus. We must fight back.

There is only one way to do so: Social Distancing.

Do it today.

NOTE: Anyone, including the media, is free to use this post, any related content, in all or in part, for any purpose, in any format, with no attribution required. Please direct message me if you have other ideas for how to raise awareness.

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3/16/20: I am preparing a second post, now that 4 days have gone by since the first post. To receive it please follow me on FB. I can not keep up with the friend requests.
Title: We’re not going back to normal
Post by: Surly1 on March 18, 2020, 07:01:33 am
We’re not going back to normal (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615370/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing-18-months/?utm_source=digg&fbclid=IwAR2w5Q9NrkxZPuFihFl9DGpe5M7MyXkk13srzZTjGFUW_bUIkF5ti62Lee8)

Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.


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by Gideon Lichfield
Mar 17, 2020

To stop coronavirus we will need to radically change almost everything we do: how we work, exercise, socialize, shop, manage our health, educate our kids, take care of family members.

We all want things to go back to normal quickly. But what most of us have probably not yet realized—yet will soon—is that things won’t go back to normal after a few weeks, or even a few months. Some things never will.

It’s now widely agreed (even by Britain, finally) that every country needs to “flatten the curve”: impose social distancing to slow the spread of the virus so that the number of people sick at once doesn’t cause the health-care system to collapse, as it is threatening to do in Italy right now. That means the pandemic needs to last, at a low level, until either enough people have had Covid-19 to leave most immune (assuming immunity lasts for years, which we don’t know) or there’s a vaccine.

How long would that take, and how draconian do social restrictions need to be? Yesterday President Donald Trump, announcing new guidelines such as a 10-person limit on gatherings, said that “with several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly.” In China, six weeks of lockdown are beginning to ease now that new cases have fallen to a trickle.

But it won’t end there. As long as someone in the world has the virus, breakouts can and will keep recurring without stringent controls to contain them. In a report yesterday (pdf), researchers at Imperial College London proposed a way of doing this: impose more extreme social distancing measures every time admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) start to spike, and relax them each time admissions fall. Here’s how that looks in a graph.

A graph of weekly ICU cases over time.
Periodic bouts of social distancing keep the pandemic in check.
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The orange line is ICU admissions. Each time they rise above a threshold—say, 100 per week—the country would close all schools and most universities and adopt social distancing. When they drop below 50, those measures would be lifted, but people with symptoms or whose family members have symptoms would still be confined at home.

What counts as “social distancing”? The researchers define it as “All households reduce contact outside household, school or workplace by 75%.” That doesn’t mean you get to go out with your friends once a week instead of four times. It means everyone does everything they can to minimize social contact, and overall, the number of contacts falls by 75%.

Under this model, the researchers conclude, social distancing and school closures would need to be in force some two-thirds of the time—roughly two months on and one month off—until a vaccine is available, which will take at least 18 months (if it works at all). They note that the results are “qualitatively similar for the US.”

Eighteen months!? Surely there must be other solutions. Why not just build more ICUs and treat more people at once, for example?

Well, in the researchers’ model, that didn’t solve the problem. Without social distancing of the whole population, they found, even the best mitigation strategy—which means isolation or quarantine of the sick, the old, and those who have been exposed, plus school closures—would still lead to a surge of critically ill people eight times bigger than the US or UK system can cope with. (That’s the lowest, blue curve in the graph below; the flat red line is the current number of ICU beds.) Even if you set factories to churn out beds and ventilators and all the other facilities and supplies, you’d still need far more nurses and doctors to take care of everyone.

A graph of critical care beds occupied over time.
In all scenarios without widespread social distancing, the number of Covid cases overwhelms the healthcare system.
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How about imposing restrictions for just one batch of five months or so? No good—once measures are lifted, the pandemic breaks out all over again, only this time it’s in winter, the worst time for overstretched health-care systems.

A graph showing critical care beds occupied over time for the suppression scenario.
If full social distancing and other measures are imposed for five months, then lifted, the pandemic comes back.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM.

And what if we decided to be brutal: set the threshold number of ICU admissions for triggering social distancing much higher, accepting that many more patients would die? Turns out it makes little difference. Even in the least restrictive of the Imperial College scenarios, we’re shut in more than half the time.

This isn’t a temporary disruption. It’s the start of a completely different way of life.

Living in a state of pandemic

In the short term, this will be hugely damaging to businesses that rely on people coming together in large numbers: restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs, gyms, hotels, theaters, cinemas, art galleries, shopping malls, craft fairs, museums, musicians and other performers, sporting venues (and sports teams), conference venues (and conference producers), cruise lines, airlines, public transportation, private schools, day-care centers. That’s to say nothing of the stresses on parents thrust into home-schooling their kids, people trying to care for elderly relatives without exposing them to the virus, people trapped in abusive relationships, and anyone without a financial cushion to deal with swings in income.

There’ll be some adaptation, of course: gyms could start selling home equipment and online training sessions, for example. We’ll see an explosion of new services in what’s already been dubbed the “shut-in economy.” One can also wax hopeful about the way some habits might change—less carbon-burning travel, more local supply chains, more walking and biking.

But the disruption to many, many businesses and livelihoods will be impossible to manage. And the shut-in lifestyle just isn’t sustainable for such long periods.

So how can we live in this new world? Part of the answer—hopefully—will be better health-care systems, with pandemic response units that can move quickly to identify and contain outbreaks before they start to spread, and the ability to quickly ramp up production of medical equipment, testing kits, and drugs. Those will be too late to stop Covid-19, but they’ll help with future pandemics.

In the near term, we’ll probably find awkward compromises that allow us to retain some semblance of a social life. Maybe movie theaters will take out half their seats, meetings will be held in larger rooms with spaced-out chairs, and gyms will require you to book workouts ahead of time so they don’t get crowded.

Ultimately, however, I predict that we’ll restore the ability to socialize safely by developing more sophisticated ways to identify who is a disease risk and who isn’t, and discriminating—legally—against those who are.

We can see harbingers of this in the measures some countries are taking today. Israel is going to use the cell-phone location data with which its intelligence services track terrorists to trace people who’ve been in touch with known carriers of the virus. Singapore does exhaustive contact tracingand publishes detailed data on each known case, all but identifying people by name.

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We don’t know exactly what this new future looks like, of course. But one can imagine a world in which, to get on a flight, perhaps you’ll have to be signed up to a service that tracks your movements via your phone. The airline wouldn’t be able to see where you’d gone, but it would get an alert if you’d been close to known infected people or disease hot spots. There’d be similar requirements at the entrance to large venues, government buildings, or public transport hubs. There would be temperature scanners everywhere, and your workplace might demand you wear a monitor that tracks your temperature or other vital signs. Where nightclubs ask for proof of age, in future they might ask for proof of immunity—an identity card or some kind of digital verification via your phone, showing you’ve already recovered from or been vaccinated against the latest virus strains.

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I had to travel earlier this month and this is how my movements were being tracked for the purpose of containment.

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We’ll adapt to and accept such measures, much as we’ve adapted to increasingly stringent airport security screenings in the wake of terrorist attacks. The intrusive surveillance will be considered a small price to pay for the basic freedom to be with other people.

As usual, however, the true cost will be borne by the poorest and weakest. People with less access to health care, or who live in more disease-prone areas, will now also be more frequently shut out of places and opportunities open to everyone else. Gig workers—from drivers to plumbers to freelance yoga instructors—will see their jobs become even more precarious. Immigrants, refugees, the undocumented, and ex-convicts will face yet another obstacle to gaining a foothold in society.

Moreover, unless there are strict rules on how someone’s risk for disease is assessed, governments or companies could choose any criteria—you’re high-risk if you earn less than $50,000 a year, are in a family of more than six people, and live in certain parts of the country, for example. That creates scope for algorithmic bias and hidden discrimination, as happened last year with an algorithm used by US health insurers that turned out to inadvertently favor white people.

The world has changed many times, and it is changing again. All of us will have to adapt to a new way of living, working, and forging relationships. But as with all change, there will be some who lose more than most, and they will be the ones who have lost far too much already. The best we can hope for is that the depth of this crisis will finally force countries—the US, in particular—to fix the yawning social inequities that make large swaths of their populations so intensely vulnerable.

Title: The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic
Post by: Surly1 on March 18, 2020, 07:04:55 am
The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic (https://medium.com/@Jason_Scott_Warner/the-sober-math-everyone-must-understand-about-the-pandemic-2b0145881993)
Jason S Warner


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This post is too long. It takes 19 minutes to read according to Medium. It has been viewed 1.9M times in less than 24 hours. You should read it, too.

I wrote this post on Facebook on Thursday Night, March 12th 2020. Since I wrote it, the post been shared 160k times and I’ve been asked to repost it here so people can share on Twitter and other platforms. Please distribute freely.

It’s reposted in its entirety here, with no edits.

https://www.facebook.com/jason.scott.warner/posts/10163742243430144

The Long Facebook Post:

This is a long post addressing two underlying issues with the current response to the pandemic that leave me concerned. It’s the longest post I’ve ever written.

For those of you not taking action, or believing the pandemic to be “over hyped”, you can make fun of me as much as you want now or when this is over. You can make me the subject of memes and post it everywhere. I will pose for the picture. I am not trying to convince you, but I do feel compelled to share information that I deem critical to all of us, which is why I am posting this at all.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE 5 MINUTES TO READ AND CONSIDER THE INFORMATION I AM SHARING:

As of 3/15/20 at 9 am PST this post has been shared over 50k times since it was posted 2 days ago. So a lot of people find value in the post and although it’s a long read, I believe you will find this information valuable too.

For those of you who don’t know me well, I am analytical and metered. I don’t freak out nor do I respond emotionally. I also don’t post a bunch of bullshit or political or controversial stuff on Facebook. I founded and am CEO of a successful software company that provides SaaS based data, analytics, and dashboards to recruiting departments at companies we all know. As you would expect, I am data driven and fact based. Before founding my company I held executive roles leading very large recruiting teams at some of the world’s fastest growing companies such as Starbucks and Google. At Google I was fortunate enough to report to Sheryl Sandberg before she took the Facebook COO role. I was a Chemical Engineering major in college and have a business degree from a top undergraduate business school. I am not one for hyperbole or histrionics. My bullshit factor is close to zero.

I share all this personal information only to help solidify that this post may be worth reading and sharing with others. I would encourage you to forward or share this post at your discretion. Many people do not understand what is happening with the pandemic to the degree required which is why I took the time to write this and share this on Facebook.

Now that I’ve gotten the introduction out of the way, here are two issues I want to bring to everyone’s attention.

ISSUE ONE: SOCIAL NORMS ARE POWERFUL MOTIVATORS AND GETTING IN THE WAY OF PEOPLE TAKING THE RIGHT STEPS IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC:

One of the current problems with addressing the pandemic is the social pressures of taking action today. It’s awkward, and feels like an over-reaction. The reason it feels like an overreaction is that most people OVERWEIGHT the currently reported cases and inherently UNDERWEIGHT the mathematics of how the virus is spreading and what will happen in about 30 days time. This is because our brains tend to think linearly as opposed to logarithmically. It’s the same reason many people don’t save for retirement or understand compound interest.

To create a new social norm, human beings like to see behavior modeled. This serves as a signal that says, “oh, someone else is doing it so I should do it also.”

SO HERE IS A SOCIAL BENCHMARK FOR REFERENCE — THIS IS WHAT I’VE DONE FOR MY FAMILY TO DATE:

I have already isolated my family. We have canceled EVERYTHING. We have canceled previously scheduled doctor visits. Social get togethers. No play dates. Normal routine meetings. Everything has been canceled. It’s difficult and socially awkward. Some of you think I’m crazy, but I’m doing it not because I am afraid, but because I am good at math (more on that in part 2). I had to have my 16 year old daughter quit her job coaching junior gymnasts at the local gym, with one day’s notice and also tell my kids they can’t attend youth group at church. Both of those were tough discussions. I told a very close friend he shouldn’t stay at my house this weekend even though he was planning to and had booked his flight from the Bay Area. I canceled another dear friend’s visit for later this month to go snowboarding on Mt Bachelor.

We are not eating out. Our kids are already doing online school so we don’t have to make changes there. I would not send my kids to school even if they were in public or private school. We have eliminated all non-essential contact with other people. We will only venture out to grocery shop when required. We will still go outside to parks, go mountain biking, hiking, and recreate to keep ourselves sane and do other things as a family, just not with other people. We have stocked up on food and have a supply for ~2 months. We have stocked up on other goods that if depleted would create hardship, like medicines and feminine hygiene products. We have planned for shortages of essential items.

THE REASON I HAVE CHOSEN THIS ROUTE FOR MY FAMILY IS MULTI FACETED:

1. Although my family is considered low risk (I’m 49 in good health, Angi is 46 and in good health, and our kids are 14 and 16), we must assume that the healthcare system cannot help us, because the hospitals will become overwhelmed very quickly. Most American hospitals will become overwhelmed in approximately 30 days unless something changes. More on this in part 2 below. So although we are in great health and unlikely to become gravely ill, the risk is greater if you do not have access to the medical care that you need. This is something for everyone to consider. As a society we are accustomed to having access to the best medical care available. Our medical system will be overwhelmed unless we practice social distancing at scale. That said, the medical teams in Italy are seeing an alarming number of cases from people in their 40s and 50s. Triage tents are already going up in the parking lots at many hospitals close to the epicenters in the United States.

2. It’s not a matter of if social distancing will take place, it’s a matter of when. This is because social distancing is the only way to stop the virus today.

As I will explain in part 2 below, starting now is FAR more effective than starting even 2 days from now or tomorrow. This has been proven by Italy and China (and soon to be France and other European countries who have been slow to respond.) [updated as of 3/14 France is now on lockdown mandated by the government]. Wuhan went on lockdown after roughly 400 cases were identified (and they had access to testing that America has systematically failed to do well to date). The US already has more than 4 times this number of known infected cases as Wuhan did when it was shut down, and our citizens are far more mobile and therefore spreading the virus more broadly when compared to Wuhan. Yet our response is tepid at best.

If hand washing and “being smart” were sufficient Italy would not be in crisis. So I pray the draconian measures are coming from our government, because they are required to stop the spread of the virus. It’s better to start sooner than later as the cost is actually far greater if we wait. I pray they close all schools and non-essential services the way that Italy and China have done.

3. Spreading the virus puts those in the high-risk category at much greater risk. This is the moral argument. It’s a strong argument because there are only two ways, as of today, that the virus can be stopped: let it run its course and infect 100s of millions of people, or social distancing. There is no other way today. If you don’t practice social distancing, people downstream from you that you transmit the virus to will die, and many will suffer.

4. The risk of infection is increasing exponentially, because the quantity of infected people, most who will not show symptoms, is doubling every three days. So the longer you wait to self-isolate, the greater the chance of you or someone you love becoming infected and then you infecting others because more of the population is becoming infected. There are twice as many infected people today as there was on Tuesday.

5. The virus is already in your town. It’s everywhere. Cases are typically only discovered when someone gets sick enough to seek medical attention. This is important as it typically takes ~5 days to START showing ANY symptoms. Here’s the math: For every known case there are approximately 50 unknown cases. This is because if I become sick, I infect several people today, and they infect a few people each tomorrow (as do I), and the total count of infected people doubles every 3 days until I get so sick I get hospitalized or get tested and become a “known case”. But in the time it takes me to figure out I am sick 50 others downline from me now have the virus. So every third day the infection rate doubles until I get so sick that I realize I have the virus an am hospitalized or otherwise tested. Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital estimate that there are 50x more infections than known infections as reported (citation below). The implication of this is that the virus is already “everywhere” and spreading regardless if your city has zero, few or many reported cases. So instead of the 1573 reported known cases today there are likely 78,650 cases, at least, in the United States. Which will double to 157,300 by this Sunday. And this will double to 314,600 cases by this coming Wednesday. So in less than 1 week the number of total infected in the United States will quadruple. This is the nature of exponential math. It’s actually unfortunate that we are publishing the figures for known cases as it diverts attention away from more important numbers (like the range of estimated actual cases). [Update as of 3/15/20 — I’ve been sent more research that may add clarity to the ACTUAL cases vs CONFIRMED cases and will update this post with any conclusions]

6. Some people cannot, or will not, practice social distancing for a variety of reasons and will continue to spread the virus to many people. So everyone else must start today.

The reasons above are why I have begun to practice social distancing. It’s not easy. But you should do it too.

The hospitals will be at capacity and there are not enough ventilators. You will hear a lot about this issue in the coming few weeks… the shortage of ventilators.

ISSUE TWO: MANY PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED ON THE WRONG NUMBERS:

Yes, the virus only kills a small percentage of those afflicted. Yes, the flu kills 10s of thousands of people annually. Yes, 80% of people will experience lightweight symptoms with COVID19. Yes the mortality rate of COVID19 is relatively low (1–2%). All of this true, but is immaterial. They are the wrong numbers to focus on…

The nature of exponential math is that the infection rates start slowly, and then goes off like a bomb and overwhelms the hospitals. You will understand this math clearly in the next section if you do the short math exercise. Evergreen hospital in Seattle is already in triage. I have heard credible reports from people on the ground that they are already becoming overwhelmed. And the bomb won’t really go off for a few more days. Probably by Wednesday, March 18th (next week). In just a few days from now we will hear grave reports from Seattle hospitals. [update as of 3/15/20 — see the comments section below for an update from a staff member at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA]

You should assume the virus is everywhere at this point, even if you have no confirmed cases in your area.

YOU SHOULD DO THIS SIMPLE 2 MINUTE MATH EXERCISE (NO REALLY TAKE TWO MINUTES AND DO IT):

To further understand exponential growth, take the number of confirmed cases in your area and multiply by 10 (or 50 if you believe Harvard and Massachusetts General estimations) to account for the cases that are not yet confirmed. If you have no confirmed cases choose a small number. I’d suggest 10 cases in your city, if no cases are yet reported. But you can use whatever number you like. This number of infected people doubles every ~3 days as the infection spreads. So literally take your number, and multiply by 2. Then do it again. Then do it again. Then do it again. Do this multiplication exercise 10 times in total.

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x (the number of estimated infections in your city today (not just the reported cases)).

This result is the estimate for the actual cases in your area 30 days from now. The math will take 30 seconds to complete with a calculator and it’s worth doing the math to see how it grows. This end number is the number of cases in your city 30 days from today if a large percentage of the population do not practice social distancing.

2 to the 10th power is 1024. When something doubles 10 times, it’s the same as multiplying by 1024. The infection rate of the virus doubles every 3 days. In thirty days there will be 1,024 times the number of infected people in your area as there is today if your community does not immediately put social distancing into practice. One thousand and twenty four times as many infected people as there is today, in just 30 days.

Next, divide the final number (the scary big one) you just calculated by the current population of your city and you will be able to get the percentage of people THAT YOU KNOW PERSONALLY who will be infected 30 days from now.

THIS PART IS IMPORTANT: Next take 15% (multiply by 0.15) of that final 30 day number of total infected people (the number you calculated by multiplying by 2 ten times). This will provide an estimate of the serious cases which will require hospitalization, and compare it to the number of beds and ventilators available at your local hospital. Google the “number of beds” and the name of your local hospital now. It takes 2 seconds and the number of beds is easy to find. 65% of beds are already occupied by patients unrelated to the coronavirus. St Charles in Bend, Oregon where I live, has 226 beds and the town is roughly 100,000 people. Most hospitals have on average, 40 or fewer ventilators. 5% of patients require ICU treatment. There are very few ICU beds compared to regular beds in hospitals. There are very few negative pressure areas in any hospital to deal with the containment of airborne diseases.

These numbers you just calculated are the Big Problem: Too many patients, not enough beds, and a serious shortage of ventilators (the biggest problem) if we don’t immediately begin social distancing. More on this biggest problem related to the insufficient quantity of ventilators is below.

COUNTRIES AND CITIES THAT GET OVERWHELMED WILL HAVE A MUCH GREATER MORTALITY RATE BECAUSE THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE.

And by medical care I mean not just coronavirus patients. Your son or daughter that needs acute care surgery this May for his badly broken leg will be attended to by an orthopedic doctor that has been working at maximum capacity and working 18 hour shifts for 7 days every week for 6 weeks because it was required to care for all the coronavirus patients at her hospital. Or the orthopedic surgeon will be sick with the virus and your son or daughter will be operated on in a tent in the hospital parking lot by a non-expert or a member of the National Guard. Your elderly Mom that has diabetes and goes into acute distress next month may not receive ANY medical care because the doctors are consumed and have to prioritize patients based on triage guidelines based on success rate probabilities. Your sibling’s family that are all injured in a terrible car crash in June will have diminished care. If one of them needs a ventilator there will be none available because all of them will be in use by critical coronavirus patients. Your young friend with cancer and a compromised immune system from treatment will succumb even though the cancer was curable and the treatment was working, because their body was too fragile to combat the coronavirus due to the chemotherapy and they couldn’t receive the customized, acute care required due to the hospital being overwhelmed. All of the above is currently happening in Italy, who had the same number of infections we have today just 2 weeks ago. You must start social distancing today.

The count of actual virus infections doubles every ~3 days. The news and government agencies are lagging in their response. So we hear that the US only has 1573 cases today (3/12/20) [update as of 3/15/20: 3115 confirmed cases), ( see https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/) and it doesn’t seem like a lot. It would be better to report the estimated actual cases, since reported cases don’t tell us much. However, we know from China that the actual number of cases are at least an order of magnitude greater than the reported cases, because people get infected and do not display symptoms. In math, an “order of magnitude” means ten times difference, or put another way, a factor of 10. 100 is 10 times greater than 10, so it’s an order of magnitude greater.

Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital just released their estimate (recording is here: https://externalmediasite.partners.org/…/53a4003de5ab4b4da5…) that the actual cases are 50x greater than the reported cases. So we likely have 75,000 cases in the United States already. The number of reported cases is not that important.

But let’s assume the current number of cases is only 10,000 ACTUAL cases in the United States just to be conservative and model out what will happen:

If we don’t stop the virus from spreading, in 30 days we will have 2 to the 10th power more cases of infected people because the infection count doubles every 3 days (the virus doubles every 3 days and there are 10, 3 day periods in 30 days).

This math is familiar if you did the exercise above. If not, go up and do the math exercise. The math: 2 to the 10th power means 1,024 times as many cases as we have today (2 times 2 repeated 10 times).

This number is a catastrophically big problem for all of us: We will have 10 million+ actual cases (10,000 actual cases today x 1,024) in the United States in just 30 days’ time if we continue without extreme social distancing. 10 million people with the virus. And it will keep doubling every 3 days unless we practice social distancing.

15% of cases require significant medical attention, which means that 1.5 million people will require significant medical attention if 10 million people get infected (15% of 10 Million total infections = 1.5 million people requiring hospitalization).

1.5 million hospitalizations is way more than we have beds for at hospitals in the United States. And 65% of all beds are already occupied in our hospitals. But many patients (5%) with the virus need ICU beds, not just any old hospital bed. Only about 10% of hospital beds are considered intensive care beds. So we will have a huge bed shortage, but that is not the biggest problem, as we can erect temporary ICU shelters and bring in more temporary beds, as Italy has already done, and California and Washington hospitals have already done. Evergreen Hospital in Seattle has already erected temporary triage tents in the parking lot as of 3/13/20. All regular beds are full at Evergreen Hospital as of yesterday.

Once the government of China, Norway, and Italy came to understand this math, they reacted accordingly and shut EVERYTHING down. [update as of 3/15/20 now France has done the same lockdown]. Extreme social distancing is the only response available to stop the virus today. The United States is not responding well nor are other countries like the UK. Countries that do not respond well will pay a much larger, catastrophic price.

But hospital beds are not the big problem. The lack of ventilators is the big problem. Most estimates peg the ventilators in the United States at roughly 100,000 to 150,000 units. See the study from last month: http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/…/200214-VentilatorA…

The primary and most serious comorbid (comorbid is a medical term that means co-existing or happening at the same time) condition brought on by the Coronavirus is something called bilateral interstitial pneumonia which requires ventilators for treatment of seriously ill patients. So if 1.5M people of the 10 million infected 30 days from now require hospital care (15% of the 10M estimated total infections), 1.3M may not get the care that they need because we don’t have enough ventilators, beds, and ICU beds in the United States. And remember, this is only if ALL OF US EFFECTIVELY start social distancing by April 11th (30 days from today). This increases the mortality rate significantly.

BUT IF WE START EXTREME SOCIAL DISTANCING BY MARCH 23 (12 days from original writing), WE AVOID OVER 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE GETTING CRITICALLY ILL AND OVERWHELMING THE HOSPITALS:

If everyone takes extreme measures to social distance, and the United States can dramatically reduce the spread of the virus 12 days from now, the math is very different, as the exponential growth will only be 2 to the 4th power (12 days divided by the doubling rate of every 3 days equals the exponent of 4):

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16

So instead of 10 Million cases in the United States if we wait 30 days, if we act 18 days sooner, we will have only 160,000 cases (16 times the estimated 10,000 actual cases as of today), of which 15% are likely to require hospitalization. This is 24,000 critical patients (a huge difference compared to 1.5 million acute patients). The difference between taking extreme measures now, versus waiting even a few days, is very large due to how exponents work in math.

THE OUTCOME IS EVEN BETTER IF WE TAKE ACTION IN THE NEXT 6 DAYS: If the vast majority of the population self isolates and implements social distancing in only 6 days from now the exponential math is 2 to the 2nd power (6 days divided by the 3 days it takes the virus to double means the exponent is only 2). In math this is “two squared”.

2 x 2 = 4

Multiplied by the estimated 10,000 ACTUAL cases as of today (3/12/20) that means only 40,000 total cases will develop, 15% of which may be critical which is 6,000 critical patients.

This is why you should share this post broadly. If people begin social distancing in the next 6 days it will greatly reduce the impact on all of us. It’s why they say a “post goes viral”.

SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL REDUCE THE FINANCIAL IMPACT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:

Finally, the longer everyone waits to practice significant social distancing the greater the economic hardship will be on all of us. Lost jobs. Mortgage defaults. Closed businesses. Bankruptcies. All will be minimized if you start social distancing today.

Some of the reasons the economic impacts will be reduced are worth mentioning: If we stop the virus now the overall duration of the outbreak will be far shorter. The stock market will normalize more quickly and recover more quickly. Businesses and people will be able to survive a shorter duration outbreak vs a longer duration outbreak. More companies will avoid bankruptcy if we begin to practice social distancing now.

This is a big financial reason to begin social distancing if you are employed by any company: if companies see that the virus is being slowed, they will be less likely to conduct layoffs. You will be more likely to be laid off or experience a job-related event if we don’t practice social distancing immediately. As an HR executive, I’ve been involved in many, many layoffs. It’s the last thing companies want to do. But if they see that the pandemic will be shorter lived vs long and drawn out, they are less likely to make the permanent decision of laying off staff.

The overall economic impact that hits your bank account will be greater if you wait or you don’t practice social distancing. This is why Norway acted now, because it’s less economic impact to take drastic measures early than to do them later, and it saves a lot of lives and suffering by doing so. And Norway has only one confirmed death as of this writing.

Many people have suggested they want to support local restaurants and other businesses, who have seen sales drop by 50–90%. Stopping by and visiting them won’t save them. What will save them is social distancing and what you do after the pandemic is over. If you are concerned, call them and buy a gift certificate over the phone.

START TODAY. I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH. YOU MUST START TODAY.

Finally, the article that I posted yesterday written by Tomas Pueyo has been read 30M times in the last few days and has been updated with new information. It’s worth reading again.

Here’s that link:

https://medium.com/…/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-d…

Other up to date data I frequently consult regarding the pandemic is here:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

I hope this is helpful and useful. My brain focuses on the math and I try and be fact based in my analysis and interpretation of how I should respond.

THERE IS MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMMENTS ON THE FACEBOOK POST WORTH READING AND I WILL BE UPDATING THAT POST, AND THE COMMENTS, WITH MORE INFORMATION, (AS OPPOSED TO CREATING NEW POSTS).

MY FINAL PARTING THOUGHT: Please share or forward this post at your discretion. If everyone shares this post and two of your friends share this post and so on, we use the power of exponential math to work in our favor, which seems appropriate given the virus is using that same exponential math against us.

HOW YOU CAN REALLY HELP: If you know people who have large numbers of followers, or people in the media, please leverage your personal relationship with them and ask them to amplify this post by sharing it.

It would be useful to get the post on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you know people in government this fact-based post may help inform them to make the best decisions. I am not active on Twitter.

It’s time for us humans to go on the offensive against the virus. We must fight back.

There is only one way to do so: Social Distancing.

Do it today.

NOTE: Anyone, including the media, is free to use this post, any related content, in all or in part, for any purpose, in any format, with no attribution required. Please direct message me if you have other ideas for how to raise awareness.

Finally, I can no longer keep up with friend requests given how much this post has been shared. To receive updates or follow me, please use the “Follow” button on Facebook. My page Facebook page is here, or follow me here on Medium (or both!).

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Title: Originally published on blog of Union of Concerned Scientists.
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 03:39:25 pm
By Guest Contributor on Mar 17, 2020 02:08 pm

Union of Concerned Scientists: States Need To Update Emergency Election Plans, Scientists Need To Step Up (https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/17/union-of-concerned-scientists-states-need-to-update-emergency-election-plans-scientists-need-to-step-up/)

 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202829.png) Agelbert COMMENT: Though I doubt very seriously if the common sense change to electronic voting (i.e. a voting card issued by a bank or the government), totally justifed to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic, is enacted, it is the 🦅 democratic thing to do.

Of course, the premise for voting with exactly the same ease and security that 90% (or more) of the voting population now has to pay for items with a debit or credit card is that the USA is a democracy.

However, If the USA is a Capitalist run Oligarchy, there is not a snowball's chance in hell that the majority of the populace will be given the ability to vote easily. The 👹🎩oligarchs in the USA prefer Class based hurdles to voting to continue to be firmly in place, as they have been for a century or more, in order to keep the masses from threatening their oligarchy with a democracy.

I am NOT talking about electronic voting machines, which replaced paper ballots for the EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE of having the vote count easily gamed by hacking the software. Don't tell me electronic voting machines are not easily hacked. They are easily hacked. Many experts, for TWO DECADES NOW, have stated as much, while the main stream media yawns, for some reason...

Rant follows: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-1422241.gif)

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud". If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote!

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.
Title: 🦅 Sen. Sherrod Brown Calls Out Senate 🐘 Republicans For Delaying Action on Coronavirus
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 06:40:45 pm
🦅 Sen. Sherrod Brown 👍 Calls Out Senate 🐘 Republicans For Delaying Action on Coronavirus | NowThis
6,876 views•Mar 18, 2020

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In US news and current events today, Sen. Sherrod Brown called out Republicans for inaction on COVID-19. Republicans are delaying passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which would guarantee sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19, increase aid for food-insecure families, and guarantee free testing for people exposed to the coronavirus.

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Title: 🦅 Bernie Sanders Reveals Coronavirus Response Proposal on Election Night | NowThis
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 06:56:39 pm
🦅 Bernie Sanders Reveals Coronavirus Response (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png) Proposal on Election Night | NowThis
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Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his proposed response to the coronavirus in this live address on election night.
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In US news and current events today, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke about the COVID 19 USA outbreak in this election night live address. It’s Joe Biden vs Bernie Sanders remaining in the primary to take on Donald Trump (Home Alone 2 star). After the recent Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders debate everyone is anticipating how Bernie Sanders vs Joe Biden will differ in their approach to the coronavirus problem in America.

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Title: Is Trump Completely Incompetent? (w/ Kshama Sawant 👍)
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 10:24:47 pm
Is 🦀 Trump Completely Incompetent?  (w/ Kshama Sawant 👍)
1,395 views•Mar 18, 2020

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Title: Growing Calls to end 🦍 ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 10:29:47 pm
Growing Calls to end 👹🦍 ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic
1,307 views•Mar 18, 2020

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ACLU of Maryland staff attorney says closing immigration courts is a good first step, but warns prisoners and detainees remain at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Title: treated several seriously ill young patients — and their lung scans were “nothing short of terrifyin
Post by: AGelbert on March 19, 2020, 12:19:53 pm
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Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:30

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com

SNIPPET:

According to the researchers, COVID-19 could still actually be detected on plastic and steel surfaces “after three days”… :o


On plastic and stainless steel, viable virus could be detected after three days (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-310119164115.gif). On cardboard, the virus was not viable after 24 hours 👍. On copper 👍, it took 4 hours for the virus to become inactivated.

In terms of half-life, the research team found that it takes about 66 minutes for half the virus particles to lose function if they are in an aerosol droplet.

That means that after another hour and six minutes, three quarters of the virus particles will be essentially inactivated but 25% will still be viable.


Some people that get this virus only experience minor symptoms the entire time, and that is definitely good news. 👍

But many others have been hit extremely hard 🥵.  Some survivors experienced “blinding pain” for weeks, and many felt like they were constantly being suffocated.

And even if you survive after going through all that, there is a good chance that your lungs could be permanently damaged for the rest of your life.  In fact, one Belgian doctor says that the lung damage that he has been witnessing is “nothing short of terrifying”…

A Belgian doctor working to battle the coronavirus says he’s treated several seriously ill young patients — and their lung scans were “nothing short of terrifying,” according to reports.

Dr. Ignace Demeyer, who works at a hospital in Aalst, said an increasing number of people between the ages of 30 and 50 have presented with severe symptoms, despite having “blank medical records” that show no underlying conditions that would make them high-risk, the Brussels Times reported.

So please stay at home as much as possible in the coming days.

You do not want this virus.

Just like other countries, it appears that our medical system will soon be overwhelmed. Already, hospitals across America are setting up tents and bringing doctors out of retirement in order to get ready for the expected surge in patients.

But if this virus starts spreading as wildly as it has in Italy, it won’t be nearly enough. Just check out what is currently taking place in one northern Italian city…

Funeral services are overwhelmed in Bergamo, the northern Italian city hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak, with a crematorium operating 24 hours a day, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

There is now a waiting list for burials there, and coffins of the deceased awaiting services have overflowed two hospital morgues and a cemetery morgue, The Post reported.

Many would like to believe that the same thing won’t happen here, but the truth is that the United States is on the exact same trajectory as Italy. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1647640.gif)

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Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1692935.gif)
What Is Our Country Going To Look Like If Millions Of Americans  Start Dying From COVID-19? (https://www.zerohedge.com/health/what-our-country-going-look-if-millions-americans-start-dying-covid-19) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif)

Agelbert NOTE: Italy COVID-19 count as of today (click on image for more info):

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190320123442.png) (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)
Title: Hat Tip to Kevin Sandbloom of Black Bear News for Pointing these stories out
Post by: AGelbert on March 19, 2020, 06:09:57 pm
China has no new infections of the coronavirus domestically for the first time since the start of a crisis that has sickened over 80,000 Chinese people. But what could be a sign the country has defeated the fatal pathogen is likely to just be a temporary reprieve.


Updated on March 18, 2020, 9:39 PM EDT

As China’s Virus Cases Reach Zero 👍, Experts Warn of Second Wave (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/as-china-virus-cases-near-zero-experts-warn-of-second-wave


   
Danielle Zoellner ,The Independent•March 18, 2020

Coronavirus: California prepared to enact martial law if its a 'necessity', governor says
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Title: PROFOUND AND FACT-BASED DATA
Post by: AGelbert on March 19, 2020, 10:59:33 pm
HOW TO BEAT THIS THING – WITHOUT RUINING THE ECONOMY (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16652282.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

PROFOUND AND FACT-BASED DATA

https://youtu.be/t3kWGZi6exk

Profound and fact-based data that is being deliberately ignored by the news media and government.

DELIBERATE OFFICIAL IGNORANCE ABOUT THE VIRUS

There is a way to beat this thing without ushering in a severe global depression.

Small business is NOT going to survive this especially in the United States.

Millions are employed by small business.

Overlook the short nonsense at the beginning.

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Title: The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward
Post by: AGelbert on March 20, 2020, 12:43:36 am
The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward
3,408 views•Mar 19, 2020

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Title: 📢 Port Houston has suspended operations at its two container terminals ...
Post by: AGelbert on March 20, 2020, 12:50:37 pm
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Operations Suspended at Port Houston Container Terminals After Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19


By Mike Schuler on Mar 19, 2020 12:07 pm

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Update: Port Houston container terminals are set for reopening for regular business March 20. Full statement at the bottom. Port Houston has suspended operations at its two container terminals after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19.  The two terminals impacted are the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals, which collectively handle approximately two-thirds of all […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/port-of-houston-container-terminals-suspend-operations-after-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-43490ad090-169600093&mc_cid=43490ad090&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: COVID-19 projected patient count will exceed available hospital beds just after May 15, 2020 😨 ...
Post by: AGelbert on March 20, 2020, 03:03:13 pm
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March 20th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan

Stanford Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology’s COVID-19 “Fiasco” Article, + Some Critiques (http://)

Agelbert COMMENT: Zach, here is the bottom line issue that people living in the USA MUST consider:

The PEAK of COVID-19 INFECTION in the USA will occur, according to a recent study discussed in the following video from Climate Scientist 👍 Paul Beckwith, between early May and the middle of July of this year.

At the top of that peak, the required hospital beds will be about 900% greater than the available hospital beds. IOW, the MEDICAL system WILL BE OVERWHEMLED. The moment the COVID-19 projected patient count will exceed available hospital beds is just after May 15, 2020.

The peak is roughly June 15 and the point at which the system can handle the COVID-19 patient load again is July 15, 2020. This is an approximation.

The video shows that different states will peak at different times.

Modelling the Coming Coronavirus Tsunami: Imperial College Paper
4,039 views•Mar 18, 2020

Paul Beckwith
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"This new paper from Imperial College models the expected number of cases of coronavirus and the total number of deaths that we would expect in both the UK (Great Britain) and in the USA. The modelling starts with a worst case scenario of no interventions, and projects total deaths of 510,000 in the UK (peaking early June) and 2.2 million in the USA (peaking late June) with a caveat: these are direct deaths, not accounting for spillover effects to other critical care patients without the virus). It then models the effects of so-called Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) to shift the curve to a later date, and lower the peak. These include shutting schools and universities, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantines, to shutting cities and countries."

The only quibble I have with the projected availble hospital beds count is that automobile accidents and other trauma injury causing events are now, and for the next six months or so, radically reduced 👍 due to social distancing precautions. That will make more beds available for COVID-19 victims.

I am not a doctor, but I have a scientific background in biology. You do not need to believe a word I say. Just watch the video and plan accordingly for this COVID-19 Pandemic 😱 summer.

IMHO, the economy in general, and automobile sales in particular, will TOTALLY CRATER for at least six months.
Title: Trump Gets In Bidding War With States For Face Masks. That's It, That's The Headline
Post by: Surly1 on March 21, 2020, 11:54:41 am
Trump Gets In Bidding War With States For Face Masks. That's It, That's The Headline. (https://www.wonkette.com/trump-gets-in-bidding-war-with-states-for-face-masks-thats-it-thats-the-hed)

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=4860)

Liz Dye March 20, 2020 09:13 AM
Just when you think they can't possibly find a new way to **** it all up, the Trump administration goes and outbids state governments on sales of face masks and sterile gowns for hospital personnel dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Oh, we wish we were kidding! But, nope. Here's Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on a phone call with Trump yesterday.

Quote
BAKER: We took very seriously the push that you made previously on one of these calls, that we should not just rely on the stockpile and that we should go out and buy stuff and put in orders and try to create pressure on manufacturers and distributors. And I gotta tell you that on three big orders we lost to the Feds.

So, my question is, could you give some of these guys some guidance that says, the states are doing what the Feds want, trying to create their own supply chain on this, and that people should be responsive to that? Because, I got a feeling that if someone has the chance to sell to you or to sell to me, I am going to lose on every one of those.

And then Trump chuckled. FOR REAL. Because, what could ever be funnier than the federal government making it harder and more expensive for the states to get their hands on personal protective equipment (PPE) in a highly contagious viral pandemic?

We are old enough to remember when Trump told the states to get their **** together and stop relying on the Feds to supply them with everything. Because we are exactly 22 hours old.

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TRUMP: The federal government is not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we're not a shipping clerk. The governors are supposed to be — as with testing, the governors are supposed — are supposed to be doing it.

We'll help out, and we'll help out wherever we can. And we can buy in volume and, in some cases, great volume — with the masks, as an example, which were really a problem. We have helped out, and there are right now millions of masks being made. But this is really for the local governments, governors, and people within the state, depending on the way they divided it up. And they'll do that, and they're doing a very good job of it.

It was YESTERDAY, just a little while before that phone call, when Trump lectured the nation's governors to man up and quit running to Big Daddy Central government to help them keep American citizens alive. And it was SIX WEEKS AGO when virologists in Seattle tried without success to get the CDC to approve the University of Washington's coronavirus test kit. But go off, Poppy about states needing to pull their own weight!

A rational person might argue that the federal government, with its vast negotiating power, should go out and bulk purchase enough supplies for all the states, instead of making them bid against each other to see whose front line medical personnel will be spared having to tie bandanas around their faces as makeshift masks. Indeed, after Trump stopped laughing, he acknowledged as much, saying, "Prices are always a component of that also. And maybe that's why you lost to the feds, OK, that's probably why." Ya think?

A rational person might also wonder when Trump is going to get around to invoking the Defense Production Act, as he promised on Wednesday, to conscript businesses into ramping up production to meet the coming medical demand. Because there's not a huge margin in bulk PPE sales, so companies may not actually be lining up to bid on it.

But then that rational person would smack himself upside the head for thinking such dirty, socialistic thoughts. The market, in its infinite wisdom, will provide!

After New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said that her state had also been outbid on PPE by the federal government, Mike Pence jumped in to assure the callers that it wouldn't happen again. So anyway, no harm, no foul, right? This is all going GREAT.

[Press Conference Transcript / Bloomberg]
Title: A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19
Post by: Surly1 on March 21, 2020, 02:23:37 pm
So what are we really talking about with Covid-19? A bad cold? Uh... no.

A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients (https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients)
“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png), this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”

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A medical worker treats a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit in Italy. Across the globe, health care providers are using ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients. (Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters)

by Lizzie Presser

March 21, 5 a.m. EDT


As of Friday, Louisiana was reporting 479 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of the highest numbers in the country. Ten people had died. The majority of cases are in New Orleans, which now has one confirmed case for every 1,000 residents. New Orleans had held Mardi Gras celebrations just two weeks before its first patient, with more than a million revelers on its streets.

I spoke to a respiratory therapist there, whose job is to ensure that patients are breathing well. He works in a medium-sized city hospital’s intensive care unit. (We are withholding his name and employer, as he fears retaliation.) Before the virus came to New Orleans, his days were pretty relaxed, nebulizing patients with asthma, adjusting oxygen tubes that run through the nose or, in the most severe cases, setting up and managing ventilators. His patients were usually older, with chronic health conditions and bad lungs.

Since last week, he’s been running ventilators for the sickest COVID-19 patients. Many are relatively young, in their 40s and 50s, and have minimal, if any, preexisting conditions in their charts. He is overwhelmed, stunned by the manifestation of the infection, both its speed and intensity. The ICU where he works has essentially become a coronavirus unit. He estimates that his hospital has admitted dozens of confirmed or presumptive coronavirus patients. About a third have ended up on ventilators.

His hospital had not prepared for this volume before the virus first appeared. One physician had tried to raise alarms, asking about negative pressure rooms and ventilators. Most staff concluded that he was overreacting. “They thought the media was overhyping it,” the respiratory therapist told me. “In retrospect, he was right to be concerned.”

He spoke to me by phone on Thursday about why, exactly, he has been so alarmed. His account has been condensed and edited for clarity.

“Reading about it in the news, I knew it was going to be bad, but we deal with the flu every year so I was thinking: Well, it’s probably not that much worse than the flu. But seeing patients with COVID-19 completely changed my perspective, and it’s a lot more frightening.”

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This is knocking out what should be perfectly fit, healthy people.

“I have patients in their early 40s and, yeah, I was kind of shocked. I’m seeing people who look relatively healthy with a minimal health history, and they are completely wiped out, like they’ve been hit by a truck. This is knocking out what should be perfectly fit, healthy people. Patients will be on minimal support, on a little bit of oxygen, and then all of a sudden, they go into complete respiratory arrest, shut down and can’t breathe at all.”

“We have an observation unit in the hospital, and we have been admitting patients that had tested positive or are presumptive positive — these are patients that had been in contact with people who were positive. We go and check vitals on patients every four hours, and some are on a continuous cardiac monitor, so we see that their heart rate has a sudden increase or decrease, or someone goes in and sees that the patient is struggling to breathe or is unresponsive. That seems to be what happens to a lot of these patients: They suddenly become unresponsive or go into respiratory failure.”

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The lung is filled with so much fluid, displacing where the air would normally be.

“It’s called acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS. That means the lungs are filled with fluid. And it’s notable for the way the X-ray looks: The entire lung is basically whited out from fluid. Patients with ARDS are extremely difficult to oxygenate. It has a really high mortality rate, about 40%. The way to manage it is to put a patient on a ventilator. The additional pressure helps the oxygen go into the bloodstream.

“Normally, ARDS is something that happens over time as the lungs get more and more inflamed. But with this virus, it seems like it happens overnight. When you’re healthy, your lung is made up of little balloons. Like a tree is made out of a bunch of little leaves, the lung is made of little air sacs that are called the alveoli. When you breathe in, all of those little air sacs inflate, and they have capillaries in the walls, little blood vessels. The oxygen gets from the air in the lung into the blood so it can be carried around the body.

“Typically with ARDS, the lungs become inflamed. It’s like inflammation anywhere: If you have a burn on your arm, the skin around it turns red from additional blood flow. The body is sending it additional nutrients to heal. The problem is, when that happens in your lungs, fluid and extra blood starts going to the lungs. Viruses can injure cells in the walls of the alveoli, so the fluid leaks into the alveoli. A telltale sign of ARDS in an X-ray is what’s called ‘ground glass opacity,’ like an old-fashioned ground glass privacy window in a shower. And lungs look that way because fluid is white on an X-ray, so the lung looks like white ground glass, or sometimes pure white, because the lung is filled with so much fluid, displacing where the air would normally be.”

(https://assets.propublica.org/images/articles/_threeTwo2000w/20200321-lungs-inline-1.jpeg)
A screenshot of chest radiographs of a man suspected to have COVID-19. (Obtained by ProPublica via the Radiological Society of North America, cited in the paper “Severe Acute Respiratory Disease in a Huanan Seafood Market Worker: Images of an Early Casualty” by Lijuan Qian, Jie Yu and Heshui Shi.)

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This severity ... is usually more typical of someone who has a near drowning experience ... or people who inhale caustic gas.

“With our coronavirus patients, once they’re on ventilators, most need about the highest settings that we can do. About 90% oxygen, and 16 of PEEP, positive end-expiratory pressure, which keeps the lung inflated. This is nearly as high as I’ve ever seen. The level we’re at means we are running out of options.

“In my experience, this severity of ARDS is usually more typical of someone who has a near drowning experience — they have a bunch of dirty water in their lungs — or people who inhale caustic gas. Especially for it to have such an acute onset like that. I’ve never seen a microorganism or an infectious process cause such acute damage to the lungs so rapidly. That was what really shocked me.”

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You’ll try to rip the breathing tube out because you feel it is choking you ...

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png), this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube and out of his mouth. The ventilator should have been doing the work of breathing but he was still gasping for air, moving his mouth, moving his body, struggling. We had to restrain him. With all the coronavirus patients, we’ve had to restrain them. They really hyperventilate, really struggle to breathe. When you’re in that mindstate of struggling to breathe and delirious with fever, you don’t know when someone is trying to help you, so you’ll try to rip the breathing tube out because you feel it is choking you, but you are drowning.

“When someone has an infection, I’m used to seeing the normal colors you’d associate with it: greens and yellows. The coronavirus patients with ARDS have been having a lot of secretions that are actually pink because they’re filled with blood cells that are leaking into their airways. They are essentially drowning in their own blood and fluids because their lungs are so full. So we’re constantly having to suction out the secretions every time we go into their rooms.”

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I do not want to catch this.

“Before this, we were all joking. It’s grim humor. If you are exposed to the virus and test positive and go on quarantine, you get paid. We were all joking: I want to get the coronavirus because then I get a paid vacation from work. And once I saw these patients with it, I was like, Holy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png), I do not want to catch this and I don’t want anyone I know to catch this.

“I worked a long stretch of days last week, and I watched it go from this novelty to a serious issue. We had one or two patients at our hospital, and then five to 10 patients, and then 20 patients. Every day, the intensity kept ratcheting up. More patients, and the patients themselves are starting to get sicker and sicker. When it first started, we all had tons of equipment, tons of supplies, and as we started getting more patients, we started to run out. They had to ration supplies. At first we were trying to use one mask per patient. Then it was just: You get one mask for positive patients, another mask for everyone else. And now it’s just: You get one mask.

“I work 12-hour shifts. Right now, we are running about four times the number of ventilators than we normally have going. We have such a large volume of patients, but it’s really hard to find enough people to fill all the shifts. The caregiver-to-patient ratio has gone down, and you can’t spend as much time with each patient, you can’t adjust the vent settings as aggressively because you’re not going into the room as often. And we’re also trying to avoid going into the room as much as possible to reduce infection risk of staff and to conserve personal protective equipment.”

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Even if you survive ... it can also do long-lasting damage.

“But we are trying to wean down the settings on the ventilator as much as possible, because you don’t want someone to be on the ventilator longer than they need to be. Your risk of mortality increases every day that you spend on a ventilator. The high pressures from high vent settings is pushing air into the lung and can overinflate those little balloons. They can pop. It can destroy the alveoli. Even if you survive ARDS, although some damage can heal, it can also do long-lasting damage to the lungs. They can get filled up with scar tissue. ARDS can lead to cognitive decline. Some people’s muscles waste away, and it takes them a long time to recover once they come off the ventilator.

“There is a very real possibility that we might run out of ICU beds and at that point I don’t know what happens if patients get sick and need to be intubated and put on a ventilator. Is that person going to die because we don’t have the equipment to keep them alive? What if it goes on for months and dozens of people die because we don’t have the ventilators?

“Hopefully we don’t get there, but if you only have one ventilator, and you have two patients, you’re going to have to go with the one who has a higher likelihood of surviving. And I’m afraid we’ll get to that point. I’ve heard that’s happening in Italy.”
Title: List of Novel 🦠 👉 Coronavirus 🤧🤒🤮🤢 Dashboards 😷
Post by: AGelbert on March 21, 2020, 02:34:48 pm
List of Novel 🦠 👉 Coronavirus 🤧🤒🤮🤢 Dashboards 😷 (https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/a1746ada9bff48c09ef76e5a788b5910)

This is a list of Coronavirus dashboards that have been created with the Esri platform, the same platform as the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

Click on Johns Hopkins dashboard below image for update:

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-210320142111.png) (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)

Quality varies but there are some interesting dashboards in different areas like a dispersion daily update and some that are focused on certain countries or areas.

The actual name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2. The name of the disease it causes is COVID-19. The "type" of virus is a Coronavirus. These terms and COVID-19 seem to be used interchangeably. The WHO (World Health Organization) named the disease.

🕯️ More info:
https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/useful-dashboards-tracking-coronavirus.htm
Title: People put on ventilators have a 30% chance of dying within a year, even if they survive COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on March 21, 2020, 03:23:20 pm
So what are we really talking about with Covid-19? A bad cold? Uh... no.

A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients (https://www.propublica.org/article/a-medical-worker-describes--terrifying-lung-failure-from-covid19-even-in-his-young-patients)

“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png), this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”

by Lizzie Presser

March 21, 5 a.m. EDT



... “But we are trying to wean down the settings on the ventilator as much as possible, because you don’t want someone to be on the ventilator longer than they need to be. Your risk of mortality ☠️ increases every day that you spend on a ventilator. 😖

... What if it goes on for months and dozens of people die because we don’t have the ventilators? 🤔

“Hopefully we don’t get there, but if you only have one ventilator, and you have two patients, you’re going to have to go with the one who has a higher likelihood of surviving. And I’m afraid we’ll get to that point. I’ve heard that’s happening in Italy.”

The above is is an excellent, MUST READ, article. Thank you for posting it. I want to add more to the issue of health risks from ventilator use. The medical stats in the USA reveal that anyone who doctors put on a ventilator has a 30% chance of of dying within a year. That wasn't in the article above, but the author made clear how future health compromised anyone requiring a ventilator is, even if they survive COVID-19. Here is what happened at Wuhan:

SNIPPET:

The median time from dyspnoea to intubation was 10·0 days (IQR 5·0–12·5) for patients who received invasive mechanical ventilation and the time from invasive mechanical ventilation to occurrence of ventilator associated pneumonia was 8·0 days (2·0–9·0; figure 1) ... ...

The median time from illness onset to invasive mechanical ventilation was 14·5 days (12·0–19·0).

Read more: 🥺

Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study (https://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/pdfs/S014067362305663.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0ef06nhG8kgooz00kwelczExViO5NTosb-fr02HYDH5eIgx4LC22Tb3Yo)

Another VERY related issue of DEATHS from Hospital Acquired Infections in the USA is not being discussed because, uh, we've got such a "great 🙄 medical system".

I don't have the stats on hand but the number is HUGE.

I found the stats. Enjoy:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Contaminated_surfaces_increase_cross-transmission.jpg/450px-Contaminated_surfaces_increase_cross-transmission.jpg)
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300714025419.bmp) Contaminated surfaces increase cross-transmission

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection)

Here's the 'LET"S GET REAL HERE!' Medical Profit Complex TRUTHS that you will NEVER read about from health care professionals in the USA, no matter how well intentioned:

There is NO CURE, OR EFFECTIVE THERAPY AVAILABLE to COVID-19 victims in a modern US Hospital, PERIOD. If you think they have tools that will "make it all better", you are fooling yourself. Their MAIN MOTIVE IS PROFIT, NOT CARE. I know it is real hard for all those happy Capitalists out there to wrap their brains around the fact that care, being subordinate to profit in the USA Medical Complex, has resulted in a ruinously degraded quality of the health care you get, but that is the truth.

The exception to that rule is trauma care from a car accident or broken bones from falling off the roof or something like that. Trauma care is EXCELLENT and must be used when you have a traumatic injury.

COVID-19 "care" is a VERY different story.

Even if you think I'm some "crazy reclusive paranoid commie", please look at these irrefutable facts about people who get COVID-19. The moment a person comes down with COVID-19, their immune system is SEVERELY compromised. When they are taken to a hospital, the possibility of DEATH from an acquired infection AT THE HOSPITAL is MUCH HIGHER than if they had stayed at home.

Finally, there is that "minor" issue of hospital bills when you are in critical condition. When a doctor decides you need a ventilator, THAT IS CRITICAL CONDITION. That means you go to the ICU. That means any and all insurance coverage will NOT cover within a week, at the most. If you are in an ICU for three weeks or more, that means GIGANTIC bills in the hundred of thousands of dollars. There is NOTHING more costly than ICU "care" (of course operations are hugely expensive, but normally you CAN find out in advance if they are covered by insurance).

So, unless you're extremely wealthy, a COVID-19 caused extended Hospital ICU "care" will bankrupt you on behalf of the Medical Profit Complex. 👎 You rich folks had better think about the ventilator use caused 30% chance of dying within a year...

I am in my seventies. My wife is a decade younger. I know what I am going to do if I get COVID-19. I figure my wife will do the same.

I am NOT (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)  going to a hospital, here in Vermont, unless I am forced. And even then, I will do so screaming that I will not pay them a NICKEL for "care" beyond what Medicare (and Blue Cross, which I also have) covers. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

If a hospital in the USA could cure you, make you more comfortable, or increase your longevity, then it would be rational to go to a hospital. With COVID-19 victims they can, at present, DO NONE OF THOSE THINGS. It is therefore, IMHO, not rational to go to a hospital if you are infected with COVID-19.

I will stay home if I get COVID-19. If I die in my home, at least my wife will have our savings to help her out for a while. If I die during "HAPPY CAPITALIST COVID-19 HOSPITAL HEALTH CARE IN THE USA", she will have NOTHING.
 
 
Title: WHO 👨‍🔬 daily Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports
Post by: AGelbert on March 21, 2020, 07:01:44 pm
This WHO 👨‍🔬 daily report is another good source of accurate COVID-19 Pandemic information. In an easy to read chart, it shows the day's mortality numbers in each region/country/ship with COVID-19 infections, as well as cummulative numbers:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/)
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 21, 2020, 08:06:36 pm
Bernie's Thoughts: Addressing a Global Crisis
14,137 views•Mar 21, 2020

https://youtu.be/UiFUxbJmCXQ

Bernie Sanders
390K subscribers

In this extraordinary moment in American and world history, we have got to think outside the box in a way that we have never done.

Category News & Politics

Agelbert COMMENT: The 🦖🐍 DLC corporate DINO BASTARDS and the 🦀🐘 Trumptard GREEDBALLS will studiously ignore all of the wise advice that Senator Sanders is giving.

The US Economy, despite all the crooked efforts by the 👹💵🎩 empathy deficit disordered elite, is 🌠 TOAST. 🦀 Trump is the new Hoover. Bernie IS the FDR of the moment, but the  🙈🙉🙊 DLC DINO BASTARDS rigged the primaries in favor of DINO 🐍 BIDEN. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif)

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES. 🥵
(http://mlkshk.com/r/3CER)

Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 22, 2020, 08:22:14 am
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Here's the 'LET"S GET REAL HERE!' Medical Profit Complex TRUTHS that you will NEVER read about from health care professionals in the USA, no matter how well intentioned:

There is NO CURE, OR EFFECTIVE THERAPY AVAILABLE to COVID-19 victims in a modern US Hospital, PERIOD. If you think they have tools that will "make it all better", you are fooling yourself. Their MAIN MOTIVE IS PROFIT, NOT CARE. I know it is real hard for all those happy Capitalists out there to wrap their brains around the fact that care, being subordinate to profit in the USA Medical Complex, has resulted in a ruinously degraded quality of the health care you get, but that is the truth.

The exception to that rule is trauma care from a car accident or broken bones from falling off the roof or something like that. Trauma care is EXCELLENT and must be used when you have a traumatic injury.

COVID-19 "care" is a VERY different story.

Even if you think I'm some "crazy reclusive paranoid commie", please look at these irrefutable facts about people who get COVID-19. The moment a person comes down with COVID-19, their immune system is SEVERELY compromised. When they are taken to a hospital, the possibility of DEATH from an acquired infection AT THE HOSPITAL is MUCH HIGHER than if they had stayed at home.

Finally, there is that "minor" issue of hospital bills when you are in critical condition. When a doctor decides you need a ventilator, THAT IS CRITICAL CONDITION. That means you go to the ICU. That means any and all insurance coverage will NOT cover within a week, at the most. If you are in an ICU for three weeks or more, that means GIGANTIC bills in the hundred of thousands of dollars. There is NOTHING more costly than ICU "care" (of course operations are hugely expensive, but normally you CAN find out in advance if they are covered by insurance).

So, unless you're extremely wealthy, a COVID-19 caused extended Hospital ICU "care" will bankrupt you on behalf of the Medical Profit Complex. 👎 You rich folks had better think about the ventilator use caused 30% chance of dying within a year...

I am in my seventies. My wife is a decade younger. I know what I am going to do if I get COVID-19. I figure my wife will do the same.

I am NOT   going to a hospital, here in Vermont, unless I am forced. And even then, I will do so screaming that I will not pay them a NICKEL for "care" beyond what Medicare (and Blue Cross, which I also have) covers. 

My wife and I are roughly in the same cohort and you and Carmen.

I just read your post to my wife as we sit here drinking morning coffee. Both of us agree with every word.
Best to not get this crap. Luckily "social isolation" is my new normal since retirement.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/10da490dabc0fc812fe19611fa93cf63/tenor.gif?itemid=14239371)

PS-- from my wife- new disease vector: touch screens at gas stations. Wear gloves when filling up.
Title: 💐 A BIG Thank you to Surly and his wife!
Post by: AGelbert on March 22, 2020, 01:02:56 pm
Quote
Here's the 'LET"S GET REAL HERE!' Medical Profit Complex TRUTHS that you will NEVER read about from health care professionals in the USA, no matter how well intentioned:

There is NO CURE, OR EFFECTIVE THERAPY AVAILABLE to COVID-19 victims in a modern US Hospital, PERIOD. If you think they have tools that will "make it all better", you are fooling yourself. Their MAIN MOTIVE IS PROFIT, NOT CARE. I know it is real hard for all those happy Capitalists out there to wrap their brains around the fact that care, being subordinate to profit in the USA Medical Complex, has resulted in a ruinously degraded quality of the health care you get, but that is the truth.

The exception to that rule is trauma care from a car accident or broken bones from falling off the roof or something like that. Trauma care is EXCELLENT and must be used when you have a traumatic injury.

COVID-19 "care" is a VERY different story.

Even if you think I'm some "crazy reclusive paranoid commie", please look at these irrefutable facts about people who get COVID-19. The moment a person comes down with COVID-19, their immune system is SEVERELY compromised. When they are taken to a hospital, the possibility of DEATH from an acquired infection AT THE HOSPITAL is MUCH HIGHER than if they had stayed at home.

Finally, there is that "minor" issue of hospital bills when you are in critical condition. When a doctor decides you need a ventilator, THAT IS CRITICAL CONDITION. That means you go to the ICU. That means any and all insurance coverage will NOT cover within a week, at the most. If you are in an ICU for three weeks or more, that means GIGANTIC bills in the hundred of thousands of dollars. There is NOTHING more costly than ICU "care" (of course operations are hugely expensive, but normally you CAN find out in advance if they are covered by insurance).

So, unless you're extremely wealthy, a COVID-19 caused extended Hospital ICU "care" will bankrupt you on behalf of the Medical Profit Complex. 👎 You rich folks had better think about the ventilator use caused 30% chance of dying within a year...

I am in my seventies. My wife is a decade younger. I know what I am going to do if I get COVID-19. I figure my wife will do the same.

I am NOT   going to a hospital, here in Vermont, unless I am forced. And even then, I will do so screaming that I will not pay them a NICKEL for "care" beyond what Medicare (and Blue Cross, which I also have) covers. 

My wife and I are roughly in the same cohort and you and Carmen.

I just read your post to my wife as we sit here drinking morning coffee. Both of us agree with every word.
Best to not get this crap. Luckily "social isolation" is my new normal since retirement.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/10da490dabc0fc812fe19611fa93cf63/tenor.gif?itemid=14239371)

PS-- from my wife- new disease vector: touch screens at gas stations. Wear gloves when filling up.


(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614215943.gif) Thank you both. May God help all people of good will to get through this COVID-19 Pandemic with our health intact and a reasonably non-poverty stricken livelihood.(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-140216175259.jpeg) I'll keep that gas station touch screen disease vector in mind. I wish I had an EV.
Title: Much worse than Italy: In the US, an absolute disaster is brewing 😵
Post by: AGelbert on March 22, 2020, 06:09:38 pm
 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200317134631.png)


The world is looking at Italy's coronavirus outbreak as if it is the worst case scenario. It's not.

By Mihai Andrei on Mar 22, 2020 11:38 am 😵

(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/7cmvtiPI5R7LOZcNnAV9d9fUl9dKgruA28Ra_0oLGyvMsg0hs0nmdi1xxzMud_cP9E3uVdz7sQQUr3kZXonvU_Y_BXK-Xc7ocgL96z21J9_iR1KL0g=s0-d-e1-ft#https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/image-31.png)

Much worse than Italy: In the US, an absolute disaster is brewing (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) (https://www.zmescience.com/science/much-worse-than-italy-in-the-us-an-absolute-disaster-is-brewing/?utm_source=ZME+Science+Newsletter&utm_campaign=656c0c3b93-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b5aad2288-656c0c3b93-242735721&goal=0_3b5aad2288-656c0c3b93-242735721)

Click on Johns Hopkins dashboard below image for update:

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320180242.png) (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)

Agelbert NOTE: To give you an idea of what is going on in the world in general, and the USA in particular, here's the graphic from March 13, 2020. That was only NINE DAYS AGO. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-310714182509.png)

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-130320140803.png)

Title: COVID-19 US MAP NOW MORE 🤧🤒🤢 LOCATION SPECIFIC. Check out cases near 😷 you.
Post by: AGelbert on March 23, 2020, 12:26:57 pm
COVID-19 US MAP NOW MORE 🤧🤒🤢 LOCATION SPECIFIC. Check out cases near 😷 you.

Click on Johns Hopkins image below for update:

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-230320121822.png) (https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6)


Title: 📢 US Surgeon General advises all 😷 Americans to stay home — “this week, it’s gonna get bad”
Post by: AGelbert on March 23, 2020, 03:05:41 pm
 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200317134631.png)

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16401634.png) US Surgeon General advises all 😷 Americans to stay home — “this week, it’s gonna get 😖 bad” 😬😵🤧🤒🤮🤢

(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/JR24fU3H6xf2q9zwrdlrPDJaXbjUn0gWdo1pxvpQmYkmi9zX-t7-dnjIwhZr2PT6Rqm8ueONjix1AEUreAue_KBN31fbONeu_1mONtBgvg=s0-d-e1-ft#https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/us.jpg)
US 👨‍🔬 Surgeon General Jerome Adams

By Alexandru Micu on Mar 23, 2020 01:18 pm

Earlier today, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams gave a telling warning of how the coronavirus outbreak is going in the US: “I want America to understand — this week, it’s gonna get bad.” “As the nation’s doctor, I’m here to help America understand where we need to respond to this,” Adams told the Today show, […] Like US Surgeon General advises all Americans to stay home — “this week, it’s gonna get bad”

Read more (https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/us-surgeon-general-advises-all-americans-to-stay-home-this-week-its-gonna-get-bad/?utm_source=ZME+Science+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6d9418544d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b5aad2288-6d9418544d-242735721&goal=0_3b5aad2288-6d9418544d-242735721) 👀
Title: Italian Doctors 👍 : Homes are a BETTER PLACE to treat COVID-19 patients than HOSPITALS
Post by: AGelbert on March 23, 2020, 03:08:53 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) Agelbert NOTE: Italian 👨‍🔬 Doctors have come to the same conclusion that I did (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/advances-in-health-care/new-pandemic/msg15979/#msg15979): Hospitals are the WRONG PLACE to treat COVID-19 patients. Your HOME is the RIGHT PLACE. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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A plea from Italian doctors: to avoid disaster, treat more patients at home

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“This approach would limit hospitalization to a focused target of disease severity, thereby decreasing contagion, protecting patients and health care workers, and minimizing consumption of protective equipment,” the researchers explain.

By Mihai Andrei on Mar 23, 2020 11:02 am

The lessons from Italy are vital for the rest of the world, as we brace for an influx of COVID-19 infections.

 Full article: (https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/a-plea-from-italian-doctors-to-avoid-disaster-treat-more-patients-at-home/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: 🦀 Can Trump Get Away With Two Million Dead ☠️ Americans⁉️ 😖
Post by: AGelbert on March 24, 2020, 12:19:19 am
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 A joke floating around on the Internet says, “How do you know if you have coronavirus? Just cough in a rich person‘s face and wait for the results to come back.“ The joke highlights the fact that rich and powerful people all across the country are easily and quickly getting themselves tested, but people who may have been exposed – and in most of the country who may even have symptoms but not severe symptoms – can’t get tested.
The United States and South Korea diagnosed their first cases on the same day back toward the end of January. South Korea activated their pandemic response teams, had a test approved and deployed within a week, and have now tested over 300,000. They have this thing under control, and their hospitals are not melting down.

Trump, instead, chose not to put back into place the pandemic response teams that he had fired back two years ago, and gave responsibility for the coronavirus to Jared and Pence. Jared had his brother-in-law ask for advice on Facebook, producing a computer print out page of suggestions for people that Trump passed out last week. Mike Pence chose to basically do nothing. And so the world is watching as American hospitals are begging people to sew masks and protective clothing in their homes and donate them to the hospitals.

Over at the Senate, (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Mitch McConnell is trying to come up with a $500 billion slush fund that “Foreclosure King” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Steve Mnuchin can give to anyone he wants with absolutely no oversight, no accountability, and no ability for the public to ever know how the money was used.  (http://media.tumblr.com/c6492e4b47cfdbd50e74d285fde3c53e/tumblr_inline_mm3g4yCaZc1qz4rgp.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190119153601.gif)

And now the media is reporting the Trump is getting “tired of social distancing.“ He’s refused to even model it in his press conferences, demanding that his people cluster close to him, while Axios is reporting that Trump wants to encourage Americans to forget about the quarantine and go back to work so the market will go back up and he’ll get reelected. And he wants his hotels bailed out as soon as possible.

Epidemiologists tell us the worst case scenario is 2 million dead Americans if we don't engage in massive social distancing right now. 😈 Trump is willing to let Americans die and to let this virus rage out of control, as long as there’s a bail out for his own businesses and the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Fed can get the stock market back up. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-081019223703.jpeg)



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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 24, 2020, 08:15:52 am
Coronavirus Exposes the Virulence of American Conservatism (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/senate-gop-puts-ideology-above-workers-in-coronavirus-bill.html)
Eric Levitz@EricLevitzMar. 23, 2020
 
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Last week, the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party unveiled a plan to keep British workers paid and employed for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The Tory proposal would effectively cover 80 percent of sidelined workers’ salaries, while forbidding employers who accept the government’s help from laying off staff. The policy closely resembles one implemented by Denmark’s Social Democrats, except that Boris Johnson’s wage-replacement rate is slightly more generous than the Danish left’s. Although the Conservatives have a well-earned reputation for sacrificing Britain’s vulnerable on the altar of deficit reduction, even they recognize that social welfare must take precedence over budgetary concerns in the context of a historically sudden and deep economic crisis. On Friday, Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that there would be no limit on the funding available for covering workers’ wages.

“We are starting a great national effort to protect jobs,” Sunak said. “We want to look back on this time and remember how in the face of a generation-defining moment we undertook a collective national effort and we stood together.”

America’s conservatives see things differently.

U.S. workers are every bit as exposed to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic side effects as their peers across the pond. Unlike their British counterparts, however, American laborers aren’t guaranteed affordable health care if they lose their jobs, nor any amount of paid sick leave should they take ill. And yet, despite our workers’ unique vulnerability to the harms of illness and unemployment, congressional Republicans are not only unwilling to support universal paid leave or make an open-ended commitment to covering 80 percent of workers’ salaries but are also fighting to protect the right of bailed-out corporations to fire as many workers as they see fit.

On Sunday, the Senate failed to reach an agreement on an already belated economic relief package, a development that’s left small-business owners and laid-off workers reeling and financial markets tumbling. The mainstream press has attributed the Senate’s inaction to “Washington infighting,” or else to Democratic intransigence. But Chuck Schumer’s caucus didn’t vote down the Republican bill over some minor detail, or because it insisted on dictating the left’s preference on an issue that genuinely divides blue and red America. Rather, the key sticking point is that the GOP bill would empower the Trump administration to dole out $500 billion in bailout money to corporations of its own choosing — without forbidding bailed-out firms from laying off their workers. This arrangement would not only allow the hotelier-in-chief to plow public money into his companies and those of his cronies but also enable those firms to spend our government’s dollars on maintaining outsize executive compensation instead of retaining employees.

Senate Democrats have other conditions they would like to attach to the corporate bailouts, and some quibbles with other sections of the existing bill. But the GOP’s insistence on subsidizing corporations that fire workers in the middle of a pandemic appears to be the Democrats’ paramount concern.

Critically, the Republican Party’s opposition to requiring bailed-out firms to retain at least 90 percent of their workers does not reflect the uniquely pro-management bent of public opinion in the U.S. The disparity between the Tory and GOP stances has approximately nothing to do with any ideological divergence between their mass constituencies.

Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, released a poll Monday gauging public support for Elizabeth Warren’s list of conditions for corporate bailouts. Many of the senator’s stipulations attracted mere plurality or only narrow majority support. But when asked whether companies that accept government aid should be required to maintain their payrolls, 74 percent of respondents said yes. The requirement was nearly as popular with GOP voters as it was among Democratic ones, with 70 percent of self-identified Republicans approving.

Photo: Data for Progress

Photo: Data for Progress

Senate Republicans have also insisted on (1) limiting an increase in unemployment benefits to three months, (2) making the bill’s cash-assistance provision a onetime payment instead of a subsidy guaranteed to recur for the duration of the crisis, and (3) capping relief funds for small business at a fraction of the level recommended by conservative economists like Glenn Hubbard and Michael Strain.

What makes Mitch McConnell’s principled stance in favor of subsidizing corporate layoffs and penny-pinching on aid to workers and small businesses most remarkable is that it runs directly counter to his party’s political interests. Donald Trump’s reelection is quite likely to hinge on whether economic growth resumes by midsummer. The bulk of the Democratic demands that McConnell is rejecting — more expansive aid to workers, consumers, state governments, and small businesses (that agree to retain their staff) — would increase the probability of a “V-shaped recovery,” and thus, of Trump renewing his lease on the White House.

Therefore, the gulf between the GOP’s response to the crisis and that of Britain’s Tories is not a product of public opinion or crass electoral concerns. Rather, it reflects the fact that the Republicans are not a normal conservative party, but a uniquely reactionary political formation. No other major party in the Western world rejects the concept of universal health care or disputes the reality of man-made climate change. The GOP is more adamantly opposed to the downward redistribution of resources, or any measure that tips the balance of power between workers and bosses in the former’s direction, than any center-right party in the developed world.

Republicans’ uniquely virulent strain of conservatism is undermining not only their response to COVID-19’s economic consequences but also to the public-health crisis itself. Even as U.S. hospitals and health-care workers are suffering from a shortage of masks and ventilators, President Trump has refused to invoke his authority under the Defense Production Act to force the mass production of those critical materials. Instead of conscripting domestic manufacturers into the figurative war on the coronavirus, the White House has attempted to arrange a voluntary consortium of firms interested in aiding with mask and ventilator production. According to the New York Times, this decision came at the behest of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Trump defended his approach Sunday on the grounds that “we’re a country not based on nationalizing our business.” Of course, invoking the DPA to temporarily commandeer a firm’s productive capacity is not tantamount to the nationalization of industry. Meanwhile, the voluntarist approach mandated by the GOP’s devotion to corporate prerogatives is not delivering the goods:

[I]t is far from clear that the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes, just a few of the firms that have promised to free up existing supplies of masks or repurpose 3-D printers to produce ventilator parts, constitutes an effective strategy.

In interviews with participants in the process, from business executives to government officials, there is still widespread confusion about how much and what exactly each firm is supposed to produce. Corporate executives say they face a bewildering number of requests from dozens of nations around the world, along with governors and mayors around the country, for scarce supplies. The White House has not said who will set the priority list for deliveries. And it is not clear that any of it will arrive in time for the cities and the states that are hit the hardest, including New York.

… By Saturday, Parkdale Mills joined Hanes, Fruit of the Loom and other companies in announcing a coalition to produce masks. But they are not the kind hospitals most need. The new masks will be made of a three-ply underwear fabric, and do not provide the level of protection given by the N95 masks that health care workers need for intubation and other procedures.

The president’s laissez-faire approach to redressing potentially lethal shortages of critical medical equipment would be alarming enough in isolation. But it is especially disconcerting when combined with Trump’s recent signals that he intends to relax his administration’s social-distancing advisories in the near-term future. If the president is going to encourage businesses to reopen and public life to resume in a manner of days, the least he could do is use every authority at his disposal to expand treatment capacity at America’s hospitals.

But the ideological hang-ups (and/or fiduciary duties) of the American conservative movement won’t let him.

For this reason, the wealthiest nation in human history appears to be on the cusp of allowing mass business failures and layoffs — and then attempting to redress those preventable economic harms by prematurely suspending social-distancing measures, thereby condemning many of its people to death by suffocation in hospital hallways.

This outcome can still be averted. Senate Republicans have evinced somecapacity for subordinating their ideological convictions to political and economic necessity. And Democrats certainly have their own responsibility not to let the perfect be the enemy of the “good enough for now.” Given the urgent necessity of getting cash in the hands of beleaguered workers and businesses, if the GOP is willing to table the debate over corporate bailouts — and immediately pass a bill dispensing cash assistance to households and aid to small businesses (that commit to retaining workers) — Democrats should play ball.

But, as of this writing, McConnell is not offering such a deal. And so long as that’s the case, mainstream news outlets must not attribute the relief package’s delay to small-minded partisanship or Democratic intransigence, but rather to the Republican Party’s singular commitment to the prerogatives of plutocrats.

Title: 🦀 Trump, 😈 McConnell (AND 🐍 Pelosi!): Let a lot of people die so the CAPITALIST "economy" can live.
Post by: AGelbert on March 24, 2020, 01:21:51 pm
Coronavirus Exposes the Virulence of American Conservatism (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/senate-gop-puts-ideology-above-workers-in-coronavirus-bill.html)
Eric Levitz@EricLevitzMar. 23, 2020
 
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Sick, sad Mitch. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Yep.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204150.gif) The CAPITALIST/FASCiST ‍ ☠️ Trump plan, fully supported by 👹 Troglodyte McConnell (and surreptitiously supported by the 🐍 Pelosi Corporate "Democrats") is to let a lot of people die so the CAPITALIST "economy" can live. The herd immunity "justification" thing is basically IN-OUR-FACES (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14212306.gif) SOCIAL DARWINISM. It's "might equals right". It's the ROOT of all CAPITALIST IDEOLOGY. It's the fangs of the empathy deficit disordered, cruel, exploitative, murderous, killer sociopath celebrating, altruism demonizing, money worshipping RELIGION of CRAPITALISM BEING EXPOSED.

The only good thing about this is that it gives clarity about how ideologically SIMILAR the Democratic Party is to the other wing of the US CRAPITALIST PARTY, the Republican troglodytes.

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 24, 2020, 02:45:37 pm
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Title: THE TRUTH ABOUT CORONAVIRUS: PANEL WITH BERNIE, REP. JAYAPAL & PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS
Post by: AGelbert on March 24, 2020, 08:32:58 pm
Agelbert NOTE: You need to jump to 👉 where Senator Sanders 👈 begins to talk.
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Title: Bernie Holds Roundtable with AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
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Title: Richard Eskow on Herds and Haters
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Title: Because Kentucky
Post by: Surly1 on March 25, 2020, 07:53:46 am
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A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance. Now one of them has coronavirus (https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/health/kentucky-coronavirus-party-infection/index.html)

(CNN) — At least one person in Kentucky is infected after taking part at a "coronavirus party" with a group of young adults, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.

The partygoers intentionally got together "thinking they were invincible" and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing, Bashear said.

"This is one that makes me mad," the governor said. "We have to be much better than that."

While Covid-19 has been more deadly and severe for people older than 60 and those with underlying health issues in data from China, health officials and leaders around the country have been imploring millennials and other young people to practice social distancing, because even people who are infected but without symptoms can transmit it to other people.

In fact, recent modeling based on Chinese data shows that asymptomatic carriers of the virus may have been responsible for its initial rapid spread there.

And the virus seems to be affecting young people in the United States more than it has in China. A report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that up to 20% of people hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are between the ages of 20 and 44.

"So far the demography definitely seems to be very different in the United States versus in other countries that saw this hit earlier," US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on NBC's "Today" on Monday.

In New York state, more than half of coronavirus cases -- 53% -- have been among young people between the ages of 18 and 49, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

California on Tuesday reported the first death in the United States of a Covid-19 patient younger than 18, and the family of a 12-year-old in Georgia said Sunday she was on a ventilator and fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital.
There also have been "concerning reports from France and Italy" about young people becoming seriously ill, "and very seriously ill in the ICUs," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus reponse coordinator, last week.

There are now more than 52,000 cases of the virus in the United States. At least 680 people had died as of Tuesday afternoon.

There are at least 163 cases of Covid-19 in Kentucky, Beshear said Tuesday, announcing 39 new cases there.

CNN's Jacqueline Howard and Faith Karimi contributed to this report.
Title: Did You Really Think Capitalism Was Going to Save You From a Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 12:30:52 pm
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March 24, 2020

How Americans Are Being Exploited — at their Most Vulnerable

By Umair Haque in Eudaimonia and Co

SNIPPET:

You know and I know the real reason Americans are being made to work during a pandemic: money. So that profits rise, so that stock markets rise, so that the rich get richer. So that, in other words, the system doesn’t collapse in on itself. A cynic might have an even darker interpretation: so that Americans know their place. So that they’re so beaten, weary, terrified, and anxious, they never really have the time or energy to question the insanity of all the above.

Because insanity is really the only word for it. What else would you call a society that has a massive surplus of homes, money, medicine, food — and yet 75% of people still struggle to “afford” these things? What the?

That’s insanity, for three reasons. First, no progress is possible. People are just made to work for things they already have. So what reason is there for anyone to really create anything new, positive, life-changing? Why bother, when you can exploit people over what they should already have — which a mobster might just call extortion?

Second, regress tends to happen. When I feel desperate and bitter, when I grow poor and insecure, I’m likely to turn to demagogues, like the idiot America has for President right about now. Third, societies like that fall apart. When I can see that my society has a surplus of the very things I need desperately — why would I trust my institutions? My leaders? The system? Anyone or anything? Bang! A society plunges into distrust and enmity and hostility and superstition that way. It literally begins to disintegrate — just the way America is.

That’s immiseration, my friends. The insanity of a society denying its people the very things it has an abundant surplus of. In America, they used to be things like medicine, food, money, education. Today — even more grimly — the thing Americans are being denied…that they have an abundant surplus of is…have you figured it out yet?

It’s life itself. When you’re made to go back to work, during a pandemic, you risk your life. But there’s literally no reason to. No reason, that is, except more profits for the ultra rich. (Yet that is no good reason at all — because, as we’ve established, society has a massive surplus of just those profits. Not only that, money is denominated by life. If life has no worth — what good is money? All it can really buy is violence, the right to harm life. But I digress.)

Americans were — until last week or so — immiserated over money, food, homes, education, medicine. Society had a huge surplus of these things, and yet Americans never had enough of them, because they were deliberately withheld. Americans were made to compete viciously and brutally over them, instead, so that profits could skyrocket forever.

Today, Americans are being immiserated over life itself. Their institutions are literally telling them they must work — or else. On the one side, they risk losing their lives, yet on the other, they’ll lose their incomes, what little healthcare and retirement and stability they have. What kind of choice is that? A choice that says: on the one side, you don’t live, and on the other, you don’t either.

But these are the outer limits of immiseration, too. It’s one thing for a society to withhold a surplus of homes, food, medicine, money. But life itself? As in the basic right not be infected by a global pandemic, and infect those you love, too? Just so that “the economy” as in profits and stock markets for mega-corporations can “keep going”, as in keep rising forever? What on earth? Can immiseration get more extreme than that, really?

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Did You Really Think Capitalism Was Going to Save You From a Pandemic? (https://eand.co/did-you-really-think-capitalism-was-going-to-save-you-from-a-pandemic-41b6ac1d9a41)

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"Capitalist ideology claims that the world is perfectly ordered and everybody is in their place (i..e. everybody gets what they deserve). This self legitmating aspect of Capitalism is Socially Catastrophic. This is the Victorian view of the world." Rob Urie - Author " Zen Economics"

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Title: Lies, Lies and MORE LIES!
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 03:02:28 pm
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😈 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Trump Keeps Making Empty Promises About COVID-19, A Supercut | NowThis
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Title: Sailors Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt Test Positive for COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 08:46:11 pm
Sailors Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt Test Positive for (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320155447.png) COVID-19

By Reuters on Mar 24, 2020 04:44 pm

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WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – Three U.S. sailors on board the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Pacific tested positive for the coronavirus, U.S. Navy officials said on Tuesday, the first known cases of the virus on board a U.S. military ship at sea. Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told a news conference that the three had been […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/sailors-aboard-uss-theodore-roosevelt-test-positive-for-covid-19/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-71b7d719cc-169600093&mc_cid=71b7d719cc&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: Mehdi Hasan and Jeremy Scahill on the Coronavirus, the “Bailout,” and the 2020 Election
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 09:45:32 pm
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Join The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan and Jeremy Scahill for a wide-ranging live conversation about the coronavirus, the “bailout,” and the 2020 election.

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Title: Remembering Some of the Victims of COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 10:21:39 pm
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Remembering Some of the Victims of COVID-19 | NowThis
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From a New York fire marshal who served at Ground Zero after 9/11 to a renowned Italian architect, these are some of the people who have died after being infected by COVID-19.
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In US news and current events today, here are some of those lost to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Francisco Garcia, 21. The Spanish soccer coach was also battling leukemia.

John Knox, 84. He was a fire marshal in  New York, and founded the FDNY union. Although Knox was retired on September 11, 2001, he rushed to Ground Zero anyway that day to assist first responders at the Towers.

Vittorio Gregotti, 92. The renowned Italian architect designed many public works of art including Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium.

Grace Fusco, 73, Rita Fusco- Jackson, 55, Carmine Fusco, Vincent Fusco: 2 generations of the same New Jersey family.

Larry Edgeworth, 61. He worked in production for NBC News for more than 25 years.

Dr. Steven Schwartz. He was a professor at the University of Washington. 

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Title: Coronavirus: Why Canada is at Enormous Risk of Becoming as Bad as Italy in the Next Few Weeks
Post by: AGelbert on March 25, 2020, 10:29:41 pm
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https://bing.com/covid/local/canada

Coronavirus: Why Canada is at Enormous Risk of Becoming as Bad as Italy 😖 in the Next Few Weeks 😵
2,322 views•Mar 25, 2020

https://youtu.be/UL8jDwRxz7M

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Ancient wisdom from thousands of years ago in the Middle East is as follows: If a plague comes to your country then stay home. If you are in a foreign country and a plague comes there, then stay there.

Italy did not heed this. Large numbers (60,000?) of Chinese people working in Northern Italy luxury clothing industries went home to China for the January 24th Chinese New Year, then returned to Italy.

Canada did not heed this. More than a million Canadians in the US for March Break (and snowbirds) returned to Canada between March 14th and 20th. More are still coming. Tell me how Canada will not get crushed like a bug in the next few weeks??

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Agelbert COMMENT: Yes, it will be bad in Canada. However, it looks like it will be much, much worse in the US. In fact, because of the criminal negligence inherent in the Social Darwinist CAPITALIST IDEOLOGY, arrogantly on display in just about EVERYTHING Trump and his wrecking crew do, the deaths from COVID-19 in the USA will FAR exceed the amount of deaths from Italy, Spain, China AND Iran, combined.  😱 Being in the US high risk (over 70) group here in Vermont, I will probably be one of them. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180836-16292310.gif) 😞

“A healthy person has many wishes, but the sick person has only one.”— Indian Proverb
Title: COVID-19 Related Global Economic 💥 Hits Keep Coming
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 01:22:05 pm
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South African Port Closures Add to Commodity Market Turmoil

By Reuters on Mar 26, 2020 11:50 am

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By Helen Reid and Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – South Africa’s main export terminals will close to mineral exports from midnight, when a nationwide 21-day lockdown to try to contain the coronavirus begins, disrupting copper and cobalt supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Miners in the African copperbelt, which accounts […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/south-african-port-closures-add-to-commodity-market-turmoil/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fde18d51fa-169600093&mc_cid=fde18d51fa&mc_eid=1855a0727e)



World Trade Hit by Virus Sees Worst Collapse in a Generation

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By Bryce Baschuk (Bloomberg) — The global economy’s most abrupt and consequential shock in at least a generation is unfolding at ports and other hubs of international commerce as the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The Great Recession, the Sept. 11 attacks, the 1973 oil embargo — none of these modern crises […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/world-trade-hit-by-virus-sees-worst-collapse-in-a-generation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fde18d51fa-169600093&mc_cid=fde18d51fa&mc_eid=1855a0727e)



Wallenius Wilhelmsen Announces 2,500 Temporary Layoffs in U.S. and Mexico

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced temporary layoffs of 2,500 workers as it suspends operations at several land-based processing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on its business.  “While we work diligently to avoid reductions in our workforce, we have no choice but to respond to the disruption experienced by our […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/wallenius-wilhelmsen-announces-2500-temporary-layoffs-in-u-s-and-mexico/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fde18d51fa-169600093&mc_cid=fde18d51fa&mc_eid=1855a0727e)



Royal Caribbean Extends Global Suspension of Cruises

By Mike Schuler on Mar 25, 2020 05:38 pm

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Royal Caribbean has extended its global suspension of cruises into May due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis.  The company said in a statement Wednesday that it now expects to return to service on May 12, 2020 with the exception of Alaska, Canada and New England cruises, which will resume July 1, 2020 due to port […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/royal-caribbean-extends-global-suspension-of-cruises/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fde18d51fa-169600093&mc_cid=fde18d51fa&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: 🚩 10,000,000 COVID-19 DEATHS will result from 👹 TRUMP DO NOTHING for WE-THE-PEOPLE PLAN.
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Mar 19, 2020 · 29 min read

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Title: 😈 Trump Is Trying to Get Church Goers SICK from COVID-19! 😵😖🤧🤒🤮🤢
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 05:36:16 pm
🦀 Trump Is Ignoring Medical Experts
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We have a president who is speaking in opposition to medical advisors in our own government. To me, this is as dangerous as (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) he gets.

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The Lord's Prayer In A Pandemic

Jim Wallis

The Lord’s Prayer, which Jesus told his disciples to regularly pray, is the most common prayer offered in our churches today. We recognize these words when we hear them in our houses of worship and pray them in our own households, with our families, and privately in our hearts. Many of our traditions include The Lord’s Prayer each Sunday, and it is likely being repeated more and more often during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as congregations meet virtually.

As President Trump has said he’d like to see “packed churches all over our country” on Easter Sunday to help him reopen the country and restart the economy, which he apparently thinks will help him get re-elected, we need the words of the Lord’s Prayer more than ever. The call to reopen comes despite the exact opposite instructions from health care professionals, along with governors and mayors across our nation, to maintain our social distance and closures until the dangers of this (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) modern plague are past us. Trump’s reckless invitation to take our worship and prayers back into our churches before it is safe to do so is not only monstrous political irresponsibility, but religious sacrilege.

I predict that legions of pastors, priests, and lay church leaders will ultimately ignore 🦀 Trump’s alarming advice, instead continuing to take their faith and worship virtual for the sake of healing the nation. Sojourners supports you in publicly saying “no” to Trump’s dangerous call — we've been collecting resources and guides to help you and your congregations gather safely. And we’ll be offering more opportunities to reach out to each other and speak out against reckless leadership in the coming days.

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Title: Coronavirus: How the deadly epidemic sparked a global emergency
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 07:44:03 pm
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Agelbert RANT: The slower pace of life due to COVID-19 required Social Isolation/Distancing will hopefully get people to think about what really matters, rather than what some Social Darwinist corporate CEO wants them to think that "matters".

Hat tip to Surly ✨ for pointing me to the following news stories.

🦕🦖 Charles Koch Network Pushed  $1 Billion Cut to CDC, Now Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies for Harming Business (https://theintercept.com/2020/03/26/americans-for-prosperity-cdc-coronavirus/)

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/coronavirus-update-dead-covid19-doctors-hospitals)

Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-haggles-ventilator-prices-while-the-coronavirus-kills.html)

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/07/trump-coronavirus-management-style-123465)

The consequences of a flawed evolutionary paradigm are severly deleterious to rational  and logical thinking in modern society.

Capitalists fail to connect the negative consequences of predatory capitalist, rampant planetary exploition with the Darwinian concept of a mad scramble for resources by amino acids self assembling in a totally random manner resulting in the giant truck that is running us over now.

It's MIGHTY convenient for the conscience free psychos that fathered GAME THEORY (a twisted view of interrelationships between sentient beings justifying any and all heinous and barbaric behavior in the quest for who gets the most toys "caloric intake, etc") to have DARWIN around to make everything jes' natural behavior.

The evolutionary paradigm DID include cooperation as FAR more important than predation in the perpetuation of a species BUT the psychos quickly underplayed that so their planet trashing could have "scientific" backing.

Think about it:
Darwin--> Wall Street "scientific" fig leaf hijacking-->Freud-->Game Theory, a PARADIGM DESIGNED TO REPLACE the GOLDEN RULE as the most rational and species perpetuating behavior (the "fittest") is PRECISELY WHAT IS BEHIND the LACK OF GUILT by the 1% for TRASHING THE PLANET!

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Altruism, cooperation, sustainability, holistic view of every process to see its value in the biosphere from the birth of new life to the decay of dead matter, NESESSARY for that future new life, is ABSENT from the modern paradigmatic view of SUCCESS. It's SUICIDAL and CRIMINALLY INSANE.

But they won't let it go because, because... THEY KNOW it will lead to GUILT, LIABILITY and an END to the con games denying reality. Love thy Neighbor as Thyself is not optional in the biosphere.

Survival of the "fittest", NO! Survival of the altruistic, YES!

The following is NOT what I was taught about Darwin's Theory in College Biology. But it's nice that they are fighting Wall Street's CELEBRATION of GREED with some 🧐👨‍🔬🔬 HARD SCIENCE!       

https://youtu.be/SsWs6bf7tvI
Title: What's Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 08:52:14 pm
What's Being Done To Prevent (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?
1,491 views•Mar 26, 2020

https://youtu.be/KkGCuk9Ntu8

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Title: COVID-19 fools your cell's ACE-2 receptor to get in. It can live OVER 30 DAYS inside you.
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 09:25:30 pm
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The Science Behind the Coronavirus, the complete series
1,556,430 views•Mar 18, 2020

https://youtu.be/ddlRvqhGdPk

Los Angeles Times
297K subscribers

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png), the executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, offers an overview of our special series, The Science Behind the Coronavirus. In this introduction, Soon-Shiong (MD, MBBCh, MSc, FRCS (C), FACS) proposes that understanding how the virus infects our bodies and strategies toward treatment can help us allay our anxiety about it. Soon-Shiong is a surgeon and scientist who has spent his career studying the human immune system to fight cancer and infectious diseases. He is also the chairman and CEO of NantWorks and the owner of or investor in a number of companies, including ImmunityBio and NantKwest which are currently researching immunotherapies for COVID-19.
Title: Florida, due to web data from 🌡️ 🤒 readings, is about 7 days away from a MASSIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 11:49:35 pm
Do They Want To Sacrifice Grandma To COVID-19 To Save Capitalism
2,868 views•Mar 26, 2020

https://youtu.be/ZVCAycX4m9M

Thom Hartmann Program
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Will capitalism demand that we sacrifice our grandmothers to save capitalism? Trump's plan to get back to work might demand it

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Title: Arizona Man Dies After Trying Trump-Suggested Coronavirus 'Cure'
Post by: AGelbert on March 26, 2020, 11:57:47 pm
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https://youtu.be/dLvsggnF7S8

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A man is dead after Pres. Trump inaccurately suggested using chloroquine to treat COVID-19.
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In US news and current events today, a man died after listening to Trump’s bunk medical advice. President Trump suggested that Chloroquine could be used to treat COVID-19, despite multiple medical officials warning against self-medication.

An Arizona husband & wife watched Trump’s press conference and discovered they had chloroquine phosphate for their fish tank. They ingested a small amount as a way to prevent the coronavirus. Within 20 minutes, they were both violently ill. The husband died shortly after arriving at the hospital and the wife is currently in the Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Fauci, a member of the COVID-19 Task Force, says there’s ‘no magic drug.’ But Trump says this unproven drug should be put in use immediately.

There’ve been nearly 50k U.S. cases of COVID-19 & more than 500 deaths. As of March 24 2020, there is no cure for the novel coronavirus.

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Title: Trumpland is now NUMERO UNO in COVID-19 Infections
Post by: AGelbert on March 27, 2020, 12:08:27 pm
Agelbert NOTE: What a difference a day makes.

YESTERDAY:

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TODAY:

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Mar 19, 2020 · 29 min read

By Tomas Pueyo   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163127-1680962.png)


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Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance (https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56)
Title: US Is Now Epicenter Of Covid 19 - 👨‍🔬 Social Epidemiologist Interview
Post by: AGelbert on March 27, 2020, 04:04:23 pm
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US Is Now Epicenter Of Covid 19

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15 Minutes into the FIRST HOUR: 👨‍🔬 Social Epidemiologist Interview - US Is Now Epicenter Of Covid 19 


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Title: 👨‍⚕️ Dr. 😷 MarkAlain Dery: New Orleans - Report from the 👉 🦠🏥 Front Line 👍
Post by: AGelbert on March 27, 2020, 11:22:11 pm
👨‍⚕️ Dr. 😷 MarkAlain Dery: New Orleans - Report from the 👉🦠🏥 Front Line 👍
1,018 views•Mar 26, 2020

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: AGelbert on March 28, 2020, 01:15:46 pm
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Agelbert RANT: The slower pace of life due to COVID-19 required Social Isolation/Distancing will hopefully get people to think about what really matters, rather than what some Social Darwinist corporate CEO wants them to think that "matters".

Hat tip to Surly ✨ for pointing me to the following news stories.

🦕🦖 Charles Koch Network Pushed  $1 Billion Cut to CDC, Now Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies for Harming Business (https://theintercept.com/2020/03/26/americans-for-prosperity-cdc-coronavirus/)

Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/coronavirus-update-dead-covid19-doctors-hospitals)

Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-haggles-ventilator-prices-while-the-coronavirus-kills.html)

Trump's mismanagement helped fuel coronavirus crisis (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/07/trump-coronavirus-management-style-123465)

The consequences of a flawed evolutionary paradigm are severly deleterious to rational  and logical thinking in modern society.

Capitalists fail to connect the negative consequences of predatory capitalist, rampant planetary exploition with the Darwinian concept of a mad scramble for resources by amino acids self assembling in a totally random manner resulting in the giant truck that is running us over now.

It's MIGHTY convenient for the conscience free psychos that fathered GAME THEORY (a twisted view of interrelationships between sentient beings justifying any and all heinous and barbaric behavior in the quest for who gets the most toys "caloric intake, etc") to have DARWIN around to make everything jes' natural behavior.

The evolutionary paradigm DID include cooperation as FAR more important than predation in the perpetuation of a species BUT the psychos quickly underplayed that so their planet trashing could have "scientific" backing.

Think about it:
Darwin--> Wall Street "scientific" fig leaf hijacking-->Freud-->Game Theory, a PARADIGM DESIGNED TO REPLACE the GOLDEN RULE as the most rational and species perpetuating behavior (the "fittest") is PRECISELY WHAT IS BEHIND the LACK OF GUILT by the 1% for TRASHING THE PLANET!

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Altruism, cooperation, sustainability, holistic view of every process to see its value in the biosphere from the birth of new life to the decay of dead matter, NESESSARY for that future new life, is ABSENT from the modern paradigmatic view of SUCCESS. It's SUICIDAL and CRIMINALLY INSANE.

But they won't let it go because, because... THEY KNOW it will lead to GUILT, LIABILITY and an END to the con games denying reality. Love thy Neighbor as Thyself is not optional in the biosphere.

Survival of the "fittest", NO! Survival of the altruistic, YES!

The following is NOT what I was taught about Darwin's Theory in College Biology. But, it's nice that they are fighting Wall Street's CELEBRATION of GREED with some 🧐👨‍🔬🔬 HARD SCIENCE!       

https://youtu.be/SsWs6bf7tvI
Title: 😷 📢 9 Coronavirus Questions 🦀 Trump Needs to Answer Immediately
Post by: AGelbert on March 28, 2020, 02:39:16 pm
😷 📢 9 Coronavirus Questions (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump Needs to Answer Immediately | NowThis
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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich is demanding answers to these 9 questions on the coronavirus from President Trump.
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In US news and current events today, the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus has Americans perplexed. Former Labor Sec. Robert Reich lists nine questions that we deserve answers for from Donald Trump and his administration.

Why haven't the Army Corps of Engineers been mobilized nationally to set up quarantine units for Americans stricken in cities with high incidents of the virus?

Why aren't we building new, prefabricated, 1,000 bed hospitals in the 15 largest U.S. cities to deal with the massive number of people that are inevitably going to need them?

Watch the video to hear the rest of the questions that Trump should be answering for Americans during this time of crisis.

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Title: Max Blumenthal on Epidemic and Empire
Post by: AGelbert on March 28, 2020, 07:57:00 pm
Max Blumenthal on Epidemic and Empire
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Title: CHINA AND ITALY REPORT: COVID-19 IS A 🏥 HOSPITAL-SPREAD DISEASE 🥺
Post by: AGelbert on March 28, 2020, 10:21:12 pm
EPIC MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE BY US MEDICAL SYSTEM 😲

TOTAL INACTIVITY ON VIRUS UNTIL IT WAS TOO 🤮🤢 LATE

https://youtu.be/TPtN6awfsyI

😷 👨‍⚕️ CHINA AND ITALY REPORT: COVID-19 IS A 🏥 HOSPITAL-SPREAD DISEASE 😵

A Brasscheck SPECIAL REPORT

Do you know where most of the CoVid-19 cases came from in China and Italy?

Hospital transmission from original patients to health care workers to non-infected patients and then to health care workers families.

China figured it out. Italy learned it the hard way. US hospitals still haven’t figured it out – because they didn’t care enough to find out.

Comments from hospital workers: “We’ve never seen an outbreak like this. No training or information is being made available whatsoever.”

References:

(1) WHO-China Joint Mission Final Report
(2) CDC Report on transmission dynamics – based on China experience and cruise ship case
(3) Report by Italy’s Minister of Health – Who is actually dying from this virus? (In Italian)
(4) US hospitals only just learning how to treat the virus – in late March 2020

https://realfoodchannel.com/epic-medical-negligence-by-us-medical-system/
Title: Cell Phone Tracker Shows Where Springbreakers and New Yorkers Went Next
Post by: Surly1 on March 29, 2020, 08:37:03 am

Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus Went to Next (https://www.ecowatch.com/phone-tracking-social-distancing--2645582665.html)

https://youtu.be/cq2zuE3ISYU
By Eoin Higgins

A viral video showing cell phone data collected by location accuracy company X-Mode from spring break partiers potentially spreading the coronavirus around the U.S. has brought up questions of digital privacy even as it shows convincingly the importance of staying home to defeat the disease.

"First thing you should note is the importance of social distancing," tweeted Daily Dot journalist Mikael Thalen of the video. "The second is how much data your phone gives off."

The data in the video, which X-Mode fed into mapping platform Tectonix, shows people from one Florida beach over spring break departing the Sunshine State and spreading around the country, mostly to the Northeast.

The company also tracked people fleeing the outbreak from New York City.

"It's a glimpse into the power and scope of mobile tracking data, which the tech companies claim is anonymized to not reveal information about the owner of the device," wrote Newsweek's Jason Murdock.

According to Thalen's report on the data for the Daily Dot:

X-Mode states that the data used is "anonymized," meaning a cellphone's location is not linked to its user's identity. Tectonix took that raw data and honed in specifically on devices moving between 3 and 10 miles per hour in an attempt to pinpoint cellphone owners believed to be walking or traveling with bikes or scooters.
"I don't know what scares me more," tweeted CBC News reporter Roberto Rocha, "the spread of Florida beach revelers or that this data is being tracked."

In a report Wednesday on the outbreak, the Guardian revealed that the cell phone industry's international regulatory body the GSMMA is considering developing a global data-sharing system to track people from their devices in order to help contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Such a move would come with myriad privacy and security concerns and would be sure to generate intense backlash from civil liberty advocates around the world.

As the Guardian reported:

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Until now the use of mobile phone tracking in the fight against Covid-19 has been restricted to national governments, which are either monitoring data within their borders or in discussions with mobile operators and technology companies about doing so.

They include the US, India, Iran, Poland, Singapore, Israel, and South Korea. The British government is engaged in talks with BT, the owner of the UK mobile operator EE, about using phone location and usage data to determine the efficacy of isolation orders.

The concept of an international mobile tracing scheme would go further, enabling authorities to monitor movements and potentially track the spread of the disease across borders.
The risks of letting state and corporate powers overrun civil liberties is real in a moment of crisis, warned the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cindy Cohn on Monday.

"We already see calls from companies seeking to cash in on this crisis for unchecked face surveillance, social media monitoring, and other efforts far beyond what medicine or epidemiology require," said Cohn.

While there is a need to keep safe and healthy for the good of the community, Cohn continued, that should not come at the expense of vigilance over freedom and civil rights.

"Right now, when real science is so often under attack, those of us who care about truth, health, and each other need to take seriously the things that science and medicine are telling us about how to keep this virus from spreading," wrote Cohn. "And we also need to be vigilant so that we come out the other side of this crisis with a society we want to live in and hand down to our kids. We can — and must — do both."

Reposted with permission from Common Dreams.
Title: Your Papers, Please...
Post by: Surly1 on March 29, 2020, 08:43:57 am
It's an "educational tool." We're sure you understand.

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers (https://apnews.com/15f7327b48cc94781fb1f8a04948cc8c)

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WESTERLY, RI (AP) — The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. Gina Raimondo expanded the mandatory self-quarantine to anyone visiting the state.

Raimondo also ordered residents to stay at home, with exceptions for getting food, medicines or going to the doctor, and ordered nonessential retail businesses to close Monday until April 13 to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. She also directed realtors and hotel operators to include new requirements that any out-of-state residents must quarantine for 14 days in their purchase agreements.

State Police set up a checkpoint on I-95 in Hope Valley on Friday where drivers with New York license plates must stop and provide contact information and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks, WPRI.com reported.

If New Yorkers don’t comply, they face fines and jail time, Raimondo said, adding that that’s not the goal.

“I want to be crystal clear about this: If you’re coming to Rhode Island from New York you are ordered into quarantine. The reason for that is because more than half of the cases of coronavirus in America are in New York,” Raimondo said, adding that it’s not meant to be discriminatory.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the order “reactionary” and unconstitutional, saying he’d sue Rhode Island if the policy isn’t rescinded but believed they could “work it out.”

“I understand the goal ... but there’s a point of absurdity, and I think what Rhode Island did is at that point of absurdity,” said Cuomo, a Democrat. “We have to keep the ideas and the policies we implement positive rather than reactionary and emotional.”

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken with some governors and was considering some type of a quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. Trump Late Saturday, though, he tweeted that a travel advisory should be administered and not a quarantine.

Trump told reporters at the White House that it would be for a “short period of time, if we do it at all.” He said he had spoken with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., the country’s epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot on Thursday joined other states in imposing quarantines on air travelers from the New York area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, and New Orleans, two places where COVID-19 outbreak is more severe. The Republican said travelers who don’t comply with the 14-day quarantine risk jail time, adding that state troopers would conduct visits to make sure people were staying put.

In Rhode Island, which reported its first two deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, a team of a Westerly police officer and a Guard member were visiting stately and modest coastal homes in the Westerly neighborhood of Watch Hill collecting contact information from New Yorkers and telling them to self-quarantine. They expected to go to about 1,000 homes over a few days.

“This is more of an education tool to make people aware and comply with what we are asking them to do,” said Westerly, Rhode Island, police chief Shawn Lacey. “We are certainly hope it doesn’t get to enforcement action that has to happen.”

Reha Kocatas, a New Yorker who arrived March 22 from the Bahamas to his Rhode Island home, said his wife and two children were visited by a police officer and a national guardsmen. Already under a 14-day quarantine per a state order because he had arrived from outside the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Kocatas said he volunteered information to the authorities including the number of people in the home, when they entered Rhode Island and his and his wife’s date of birth.

But he questioned why it was necessary to send a police officer to his door.

“It seemed like a pretty large waste of resources for something that could have been volunteered through an online form pretty quickly,” he said.

“If New Yorkers are such high risk individuals, why are we putting first responders in front of these individuals is a little questionable since there is no action item at the end of the day,” he continued. “They weren’t going to remove us. It seemed like bureaucratic grandstanding. The local community that happens to be here believes that it’s a waste of precious resources when time is the essence in preparing for other things.”

Ramaindo said only an estimated 50% of Rhode Islanders are complying with social distancing, with crowds spotted at a beach, groups at parks, crowds at big box stores and house parties. As a result, she banned gatherings of more than five people and urged people to limit interactions to the same five.

For those who are not complying with social distancing: “I’ve said it last week, I’m going to say it again, knock if off. You are risking the lives of everyone in this state,” she said.

People able to work from home must do so, she said. Residents who work in Massachusetts and must go to work, must self-quarantine after work at home, she said.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

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Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 29, 2020, 10:24:13 am
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Title: Our "Just in time" society...
Post by: AGelbert on March 29, 2020, 12:17:57 pm
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👍 Apocalyptic humor at its best. It sort of reminds me of people who don't know how to swim refusing to take a life preserving floatation device with them when they go out fishing in a boat. Our "Just in time" society is really a 'Not in time' clusterfuck.
Title: 😷 The US DAILY INCREASE in COVID-19 infections KEEPS GROWING 😬
Post by: AGelbert on March 29, 2020, 01:12:18 pm
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😷 The US DAILY INCREASE in COVID-19 infections KEEPS GROWING! 😬 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200018.png)
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The LARGEST daily increase in any country was in China at just over 15 thousand cases on February 12, 2020. Every day after that it went down massively. The US is now OVER 19,800 a day with every indication that we will pass 30,000 new cases A DAY within a couple of days. That means we are ON TRACK to the 'Deaths if we do NOTHING = 10 MILLION' scenario.  :o (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)

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Image Reference: Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance (https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56)

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For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. -- Proverbs 4:16-17
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Title: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use 😷 masks
Post by: AGelbert on March 29, 2020, 02:31:38 pm
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use 😷 masks
https://youtu.be/lrvFrH_npQI
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

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Can face masks really protect against the coronavirus? Here’s what the 🩺 experts say (https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/face-mask-coronavirus-19022020/)
Title: 👩‍⚕️🩺 Margaret Flowers tells it like it is.
Post by: AGelbert on March 29, 2020, 05:16:19 pm
March 28, 2020
 
👩‍⚕️🩺 Margaret Flowers : (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif)

I'm not following the corporate media but I am watching the reports of cases and talking to health professionals. I am a physician.

This is a different situation than the flu. We have vaccines for the flu and people who are vulnerable receive them. We don't have a vaccine for COVID-19 and because it is new, people don't have immunity to it.

While we are still learning about it, what has been learned is that it is highly infectious and severe cases/deaths are occurring even in young healthy adults, not only the elderly and the immunocompromised. People who go into respiratory failure are requiring weeks on a ventilator, which ties the equipment and beds up.

New York City is in a crisis and they estimate they are not yet at their peak. Other cities where cases are spiking are likely a few weeks behind NYC, so the worst is still to come. The US has totally mismanaged this crisis.

The horse is out of the barn and we need to do what we can to contain the spread. I don't recall seeing this type of situation even in the worst flu seasons.

Given that there seems to be a high proportion of people who are infected but asymptomatic, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that sending people back out in public will increase the number of cases and put an unbearable strain on our limited healthcare system.
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Title: 🏥 New York 😷 Nurses Are Living a Heartbreaking Nightmare 😞
Post by: AGelbert on March 29, 2020, 05:28:43 pm
In the West (Critical) Zone, there are COVID-positive, intubated, dying, and sick not intubated patients, mixed with who knows what. Nurses sometimes do and sometimes don’t wear gowns; docs the same. People of unknown status are being intubated at intervals next to patients who are also of unknown status, separated by curtains.


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I heard comments like: “Well, most of us are going to get it and some of us are going to die. That’s the way it is.” 🥺


🏥 New York 😷 Nurses Are Living a Heartbreaking Nightmare 😞

JUDY SHERIDAN-GONZALEZ, LABOR NOTES

During a recent shift in an emergency room, I heard nurses make comments like: "Well, most of us are going to get it [COVID-19] and some of us are going to die. That's the way it is." These statements broke my heart. The way our patients are suffering broke my heart. As frontline health care workers, we are calling on hospital administrators to protect us and our patients in the days and weeks ahead.
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Title: The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2020, 06:29:30 am
The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/food-workers-getting-sick-is-the-latest-threat-to-world-supply)

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Eggs are collected from a barn of Lohmann Brown chickens at a farm in Illinois, U.S.Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg


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Poultry giant Sanderson Farms Inc. on Monday reported the first case of a worker at a major U.S. meat producer testing positive for coronavirus. The employee and six more from the McComb, Mississippi, plant were sent home to self-quarantine, with pay, but operations continued as normal.

A few days later Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork producer, confirmed a positive case at its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, facility. On Friday, beef producers in Canada and Argentina shuttered plants after virus cases.

In all likelihood, the number of cases will keep going up at meat plants, farms, warehouses and packaging factories across the globe.

The infections speak to a growing threat to the world’s food supplies. Massive operations where workers pick berries together, cut meat side-by-side on a production line or load warehouse trucks in sometimes close proximity risk slowing down. Some facilities may have to shutter for cleaning and worker quarantines. Produce could end up rotting in fields if there aren’t enough healthy workers.

relates to The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick

“If we can’t flatten the curve, then that is going to affect farmers and farm laborers -- and then we have to make choices about which crops we harvest and which ones we don’t,” said Al Stehly, who operates a farm-management business in California’s North San Diego County, growing about 250 acres of citrus crops, 250 acres of organic avocados and 60 acres of wine grapes. “We hope no one gets sick. But I would expect some of us are going to get the virus.”

To be clear, the food from a plant where infection pops up doesn’t pose health concerns because by all accounts Covid-19 isn’t a food-borne illness. Supplies from a farm or a production plant with a confirmed case can still be sent out for distribution.

And it’s important to note that so far there’s been no major interruptions to food supplies. Inventories are still ample, and major bottlenecks have not yet developed in the supply chains, which tend to react quickly to changing situations.

Meat Giant JBS Steps Up Output to Satisfy Retail Demand Jump

Still, there is a risk to continued production. When a worker gets sick, the employee and every person they’ve come into contact with has to be quarantined. That could mean limited impact in some cases, like at the Sanderson factory, where the infected individual’s work was contained to one small processing table. But the more employee mingling there is, the bigger the threat to production.

“One of our beef plants feeds 22 million people per day, so it’s vital that these plants stay open,” Dave MacLennan, chief executive officer of Cargill Inc., the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, said in a recent Bloomberg Television interview.

At many meat-processing plants, workers are “essentially elbow to elbow,” said Thomas Hesse, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 401, the largest private sector union in Western Canada that represents 32,000 members, mostly in food processing and retailing. Though employees are usually wearing protective gear, the risk of contagion is difficult to completely eliminate.

Farm Bill With $8.6 Billion in Food-Stamp Cuts Passes U.S. House

A farmer feeds cattle in a barn at a dairy farm in Illinois, U.S.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

“There’s underlying tension, there’s fear and there’s anxiety,” Hesse said, calling on employers to act more diligently to keep workers safe, including by increasing the space between work stations.

Moves like that would likely hamper output though. It’s a tricky balance for producers who are prioritizing worker safety but also trying to meet the huge surge in demand that the virus has unleashed. Grocery store shelves across the world are running empty as consumers load their pantries in anticipation of long lockdown periods.

Just about every major agricultural and food producer is stepping up its sanitary procedures to keep workers from getting infected. Companies are enforcing hand washing, spraying down plants and break rooms and wiping down door knobs. Workers are covered in head-to-toe protective gear, shifts are staggered and lunch breaks are taken alone.

In Sabah, the state that churns out about a quarter of Malaysia’s palm oil, the local government ordered plantations and factories in three districts to shut after some workers tested positive for Covid-19. To avoid further disruption, the country’s industry is in a desperate bid to “starve the virus,” disinfecting tractors, providing workers with antibacterial body soap and distributing face masks to employees and their families, said Joseph Tek, CEO of palm-oil producer IJM Plantations Bhd.

It’s hard to say if all that will be enough. Given the real possibility of an illness-driven labor crunch, some companies are stepping up hiring now to prepare.

Steve Cahillane, CEO of Kellogg Co., said bringing in additional workers is part of the company’s “mitigation plans,” without specifying how many employees have been added.

“We’re going to see some creative solutions where folks that are being laid offare going to be able to find new opportunities that continue to support the essential critical infrastructure,” said Mary Coppola of the United Fresh Produce Association. Many food companies will be trying to aggressively hire, including in distribution centers and in retail stores, she said.

But it may not be that easy to lure people into the field. For all their import, these are not glamorous jobs.

Pork Processing At A Smithfield Foods Plant

Employees work on pig carcasses at a pork processing facility in Missouri, U.S.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Think of the back-breaking work of tomato pickers, the dangerous conditions at slaughter houses and what many would consider the unpalatable environment of large livestock-feed operations. The wages are often low, benefits meager and contributions hidden from the public eye: How many social-media posts have you seen bursting with appreciation for the grain-export inspectors?

Now they’re putting their health at risk by keeping food flowing. Not surprisingly, there’s been some backlash. Unions in South America have threatened to strike over safety concerns. And some poultry workers in the U.S. recently walked off the job.

Threat of Sick Workers at U.S. Meat Plants Forces Policy Changes

Food companies are ramping up efforts to make sure employees feelappreciated. Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Mondelez International Inc., Kraft Heinz Co. and Hormel Foods Corp. are among those paying bonuses or premiums to workers.

In some places, more unusual solutions are being deployed.

Dairy producers in Vermont recently put out a call through social media, asking for volunteers to come milk cows if farmers start falling ill. A day later, more than 80 relief milkers had signed on as standbys.

“It started when we got a couple of calls from dairy farmers who were super worried they might get sick and wouldn’t be able to milk their cows, and that would be it -- they’d lose their farms,” said Kim Mercer of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, which posted the online plea. “We now have people everywhere all across the state who are ready to go.”

— With assistance by Anuradha Raghu, Jen Skerritt, Manisha Jha, Laurel Brubaker Calkins, and Tatiana Freitas

Title: News from Italy. Many more deaths than the official statistics indicate
Post by: Surly1 on March 30, 2020, 06:30:51 am
Very Important News from Italy. Many more deaths than the official statistics indicate. (https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/this-is-very-important-from-italy-please-read)

The numbers are so stark that I don’t think you need a lot of training in statistics to see that something very big is happening with these numbers and it is almost certainly tied to COVID-19.


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A medical worker wearing a face mask brings a patient in an ambulance arriving at the new coronavirus intensive care unit of the Brescia Poliambulanza hospital, Lombardy, on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI)

In a time of uncertainty and fear I’m reluctant to pass on startling information based on first pass looks at statistics. But this seems sufficiently compelling and concrete to merit our attention. Here is an article from the Italian daily Corriere Della Sera. It’s written by the mayor of Nembro, a town in the northern hot zone, and health care entrepreneur, both of whom are physicists.

Here are the relevant statistics.

Nembro, in the province of Bergamo, is the town most hard hit in per capitaterms by COVID-19. Currently the town has 31 deaths attributed to COVID-19. But when the two authors looked at the total number of deaths registered in the town in January, February and March and compared it to the average for that period in previous years they found the number was dramatically larger. 158 deaths have been registered in the town during that period this year compared to an average of 35 in previous years.

The math is simple: the average of 35 plus the 31 COVID-19 deaths gets you to 66. But the town has recorded almost 100 more deaths on top of that. As the authors say, “The difference is enormous and cannot be a simple statistical deviation.”

The authors applied the same analysis to two other towns and in both came up with anomalous deaths 6.1 times the number officially attributed to COVID-19. The ratio was even higher for Bergamo as a whole.

As I said, these numbers are so stark that I don’t think you need a lot of training in statistics to see that something very big is happening with these numbers and it is almost certainly tied to COVID-19.

This chart from the article, even though the legend is in Italian, makes the point clearly enough. Blue is the baseline. Green is the official COVID-19 death toll. And red is the actual recorded all-cause mortality in the town for the period in question.

The authors go on to speculate or argue that the answer is something like universal infection from COVID-19. They note that if all citizens of the town had been infected, 158 deaths would equal to 1% mortality, which is close to the ballpark estimate most epidemiologist are working with. (11,500 residents and 123 fatalities, when you subtract the average of 35 deaths from the recorded number of 158.)

This strikes me as considerably more speculative interpretation. Certainly there are more actual than confirmed infections in every area affected by COVID-19. So this must be part of the explanation. But it also seems possible to me that some significant part of this is people dying from other ailments they might have survived because of the degraded standard of care amidst a pandemic.

Just to illustrate the point, if you showed up today in a New York emergency room after suffering a heart attack, it seems quite likely you wouldn’t receive the same level of care you would have under ordinary circumstances. That’s not a criticism of anyone. That just seems like reality. You have extremely stressed and overworked health care workers dealing with numerous critical patients at once. On top of all that there’s probably additional complexity added by keeping you away from contagious COVID-19 patients.

It’s quite possible the dynamics of the epidemic are different in Italy than in other countries. The authors quite reasonably speculate that most of this additional fatalities are “largely elderly or frail people who died at home or in residential facilities, without being hospitalized and without being swabbed to verify that they have actually become infected with Covid-19.” Italy does have a relatively large elderly population. Perhaps limited testing is holding down the number of deaths ascribed to COVID-19. But again the numbers are so stark that it at least make sense to start running this sort of analysis in other regions and jurisdictions.

The relevant point here is that I don’t think we need to assume this universal or near-universal contagion theory. What seems clear is that death toll tied to the COVID-19 epidemic – whether clinically caused by or caused by the larger epidemic – is dramatically higher than the official numbers.

These numbers seem so dramatic to me I’m surprised I haven’t seen them elsewhere yet. And I’ve redoubled my efforts to make sure there’s not something I’m missing, or some broken link in the chain of reliability. But Corriere is one of Italy’s top dailies. It’s as solid as newspaper journalism gets in Italy. (You can see the original Italian version here and the English translation here.) The numbers as described really don’t leave a lot of room for interpretation. The only question would be if they are somehow wrong or fabricated. But given the reputation of the publication I don’t think that’s at all likely.

Title: 😈 Trump: CAPITALISM, a system I want YOU to DIE for.
Post by: AGelbert on March 30, 2020, 02:02:20 pm
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Title: Cell Phone Tracking Analysis Shows Where Florida Springbreakers and New Yorkers Fleeing Coronavirus
Post by: AGelbert on March 30, 2020, 10:21:47 pm
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Title: Trump Becomes Mad King In Modern Epic of Gilgamesh
Post by: AGelbert on March 30, 2020, 10:35:17 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump Becomes Mad King In Modern Epic of Gilgamesh
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Title: The ENTIRE US will become like New York SOON, thanks to Trump. 😡
Post by: AGelbert on March 30, 2020, 10:43:57 pm
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‘Our community’s reality is this country’s future if we don’t do anything.’ — AOC shamed leaders in D.C. for failing to tackle coronavirus as the full scope of the pandemic rears its head in NYC.
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Title: US 😷 exceeds 20 thousand new infections a DAY! 😖
Post by: AGelbert on March 31, 2020, 12:41:14 pm
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:50

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One reason that nurses and doctors must be informative about evolving conditions inside hospitals is that public donations of medical equipment or gear could help out a local facility.

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"It is good and appropriate for health-care workers to be able to express their own fears and concerns, especially when expressing that might get them better protection," said Glenn Cohen, faculty director of Harvard Law School's bioethics center. Hospitals are likely trying to limit reputational damage because "when health-care workers say they are not being protected, the public gets very upset at the hospital system."

NYU Langone Health employees received notification last week that if they spoke with media, they would be "subject to disciplinary action, including termination." (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160019-22721213.gif)

New York's Montefiore Health System requires doctors and nurses to get permission from superiors before speaking to the media.

Full article:

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Title: Protections For 😷 Healthcare Workers Around the World... 😬
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Not even two weeks into an extraordinary response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the upper echelons of capital are wondering whether saving millions of lives is really worth the damage being done to their investment portfolios. According to reports, the debate among the ruling class is over whether or not to walk back some of the measures taken to slow the spread of the virus -- efforts already considered tardy and inadequate by public health experts -- in order to minimize business losses. Like many elite 👹 notions, this idea was first launched in the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Full article: (https://popularresistance.org/the-wall-street-journals-pitch-for-mass-murder/)

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Capitalism has always involved a “how many deaths are acceptable” calculus, and the answer has almost always been “the number of deaths at which people start rising up” minus one — All Cats Are Beautiful (@Vicky_ACAB) March 23, 2020
Title: Re: New Pandemic?
Post by: Surly1 on March 31, 2020, 07:31:03 pm
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Title: Who Would Really Be 🏴☠️ Sacrificed To Save The Economy From COVID-19? 😞
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SNIPPET:

Not even two weeks into an extraordinary response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the upper echelons of capital are wondering whether saving millions of lives is really worth the damage being done to their investment portfolios. According to reports, the debate among the ruling class is over whether or not to walk back some of the measures taken to slow the spread of the virus -- efforts already considered tardy and inadequate by public health experts -- in order to minimize business losses. Like many elite 👹 notions, this idea was first launched in the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Full article: (https://popularresistance.org/the-wall-street-journals-pitch-for-mass-murder/)

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Capitalism has always involved a “how many deaths are acceptable” calculus, and the answer has almost always been “the number of deaths at which people start rising up” minus one — All Cats Are Beautiful (@Vicky_ACAB) March 23, 2020

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Who Would Really Be 🏴☠️ Sacrificed To Save The  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) Economy From (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320155447.png) COVID-19? 😞
2,731 views•Mar 31, 2020

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Title: 📢 Doctors Resort to Black Market For Medical Supplies As 🦀 Trump Refuses Pleas for Equipment
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 12:01:44 am
📢 😷 Doctors Resort to Black Market For Medical Supplies As 🦀 Trump Refuses Pleas for Equipment | NowThis (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300115234833.gif)
32,250 views•Mar 31, 2020

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This doctor had to buy COVID-19 gear on the black market because of the nationwide lack of medical supplies.
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A NYC nurse who treated COVID-19 patients died from the virus.
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Title: WHY THE CORONAVIRUS DEATH RATE WILL INCREASE--I'm A Surgeon--Here's The SCIENCE
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 12:15:29 am
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437,736 views•Mar 30, 2020

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Dr. Duc Vuong, the World's #1 Weight Loss Surgeon and author of 13 books, breaks down the MATH and SCIENCE on why the covid-19 death rate will worsen before it gets better.

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Title: COVID-19 April 1 2020 LARGEST US Daily Infections INCREASE! 😖
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 12:48:45 pm
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😷 The US DAILY INCREASE in COVID-19 infections STILL GROWING! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200018.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)
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Title: US 🏴☠️ Death Count Growing Exponentially 😱, thanks to 🦀 Trump. 😡
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 01:50:19 pm
US 🏴☠️ Death Count Growing Exponentially 😱, thanks to 🦀 Trump. 😡

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Title: 📢 ‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die,’ Warns 🦅 Captain of Coronavirus-Hit U.S. Aircraft Carrier
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 06:09:06 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)   ‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die,’ Warns 🦅 Captain of Coronavirus-Hit U.S. Aircraft Carrier

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Title: Cruise Ship 😷 with Coronavirus 🤢 Outbreak Sails to Uncertain Florida Welcome
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 06:14:16 pm
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Cruise Ship 😷 with 🤢 Coronavirus Outbreak Sails to Uncertain Florida Welcome 🤒

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Title: 😷 Surgeon Predicts 1.5 MILLION US Coronavirus Cases 🤒 By Easter Sunday. Here's The 🚀 Math. 👀
Post by: AGelbert on April 01, 2020, 09:08:40 pm
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😷 Surgeon Predicts 1.5 MILLION :o US Coronavirus Cases 🤒 By Easter Sunday. Here's The 🚀 Math. 👀
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Dr. Duc Vuong, the World's #1 Weight Loss Surgeon, predicts 1-1.5 million coronavirus cases in the United States by Easter Sunday. This means approximately 20,000-30,000 deaths. Here are the numbers.

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Title: Does Trump Think Millions Of Dead Americans Is A Good Job? YES! 😡
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 11:58:36 am
Does (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump Think (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Millions Of Dead Americans Is A Good Job?
1,243 views•Apr 2, 2020

https://youtu.be/7nFa3WyCvR8

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Donald Trump is smiling at the idea of millions of Americans dying because of COVID-19....
 
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After ignoring and  then belittling the dangers of COVID-19 Donald Trump is finally looking at the real damage it could do... and smilig. the president is patting himself on the pack for projections of millions of dead Americans.

How sick

How can Donald Trump be allowed to remain president?

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Agelbert COMMENT: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221216141740.jpeg) Donald Trump continues to remain as president because he is consistently and accurately true to the CAPITALIST Ideology (see image below) of the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) 1% Oligarchs that OWN the US Government AND BOTH arms (Republicans AND Democrats) of the CAPITALISTS 'R' US duopoly.

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Title: 🕯️ This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pa
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 01:50:03 pm
YESTERDAY, April 1, 2020:
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🚩 TODAY:

Click on image below for update:
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Agelbert FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm an over 70 old geezer. I've been taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed for four years now. It is excellent for sleep. This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pandemic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif). I've got plenty and it is quite cheap and totally benign. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) I recommend all high risk for COVID-19 caused 🏴 death geezers like me to stock up on melatonin before some greedy bastards out their start price gouging.

Quote
… I was wondering why the elderly are suffering much more from sepsis and cytokine storm during COVID-19 infections. A significant difference in older patients compared to younger patients is their melatonin levels. Another good insight and treatment approach?” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014182447.gif)

April 2, 2020

Can  Melatonin (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Fight (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204530.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320162217.png) Coronavirus and (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Sepsis? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola – Expert Review by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. Fact Checked (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that's triggered by a systemic infection that causes your immune response to go on overdrive. The resulting cytokine storm response is the cause behind many COVID-19 deaths. Find out how melatonin may be able to save you (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184307-16311866.gif) from septic shock (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif).

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Melatonin plays an important role in your immune function. It has antioxidant and mitochondrial-protective functions, and has been shown to be effective against various bacterial and viral infections

Melatonin has been shown to reverse septic shock symptoms by decreasing synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines; preventing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative damage, endotoxemia and metabolic alterations; suppressing gene expression of nitric oxide synthase; and preventing apoptosis (cell death)

A metabolite of melatonin, 6-hydroxymelatonin, has beneficial effects on sepsis-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and cytokine responses

Melatonin can also protect against polymicrobial sepsis, i.e., sepsis caused by more than one microbial organism. In this case, melatonin appears to offer protection by having an antibacterial effect on white blood cells called neutrophils

The inflammasome NLRP3 is a key culprit in acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury, both of which are potential outcomes of COVID-19 infection. Melatonin inhibits the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes, thus offering potential protection against infection

Full article: (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
Title: He seemed, to my eye anyway, to be some half-baked incarnation of Ebenezer Scrooge after the Ghost o
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 04:02:02 pm
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🦀 Trump Is Finally Concerned About COVID-19 But He Already Has Blood on His Hands

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

After weeks of minimizing the pandemic, yesterday Trump finally stared into the abyss.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/covids-cruelest-month-has-begun-and-trump-is-finally-concerned/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=88252193-c161-47cb-9abc-238e85980538)

Agelbert COMMENT: When 😈 Trump "does empathy", it is (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png) an ACT. Trump is a CON ARTIST. All con artists are excellent actors. Trump's concern is for Trump. This "concern for we-the-people" (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg) ACT of his is the result of somebody who can add and subtract calmly explaining to him that his base is going to be, not only too sick to vote in November, but now doomed to die in huge numbers from COVID-19.

WHY? BECAUSE they are a high risk group from mostly being above 60 AND having (disproportionately present in "MAGA" Bigots 'R' US crowd) comorbidities (obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, etc. from a non-organic, pesticide laden processed food diet, beer bellies, high sugar intake, etc. - you get the idea).

Trump, of course, plans to steal the election or cancel it if he doesn't think he can steal it. But, with his base perishing from COVID-19, he will not be able to escape getting thrown out of office by "forced" resignation. So, he is going to do the "Empathy 😇 Act" BIG TIME now to save his loyal followers in order to save his own political ass.

It's too late. He will fail and millions will die because of his Gross Criminal Negligence. That does NOT automatically mean that whoever the (https://images.dailykos.com/images/604450/story_image/NO45-1024x1024.jpg?1540657700) 🦍 Empire puts in the White House to replace him is going to do much better, but time will tell.

 

 
Title: 🚨 Criminal Predatory 🦀 Trump and his 😈 Corporate Crook Friends Doing What They DO.
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 04:31:01 pm
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WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Florida's Republican governor balks at protecting his aging population because it'd make Trump look bad.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/fox-news-has-been-lying-its-aging-viewers-into-early-graves/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=88252193-c161-47cb-9abc-238e85980538)



🦀 Trump Backs 👹 Pharma Company's Exclusive Patent on Possible COVID-19 Treatment (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160019-22721213.gif)

AMY GOODMAN AND NERMEEN SHAIKH, DEMOCRACY NOW!

Trump has responded to the pandemic by rewarding pharmaceutical corporations like Gilead Sciences.
Watch the Video and Read the Transcript → (https://truthout.org/video/trump-backs-pharma-companys-exclusive-patent-on-possible-covid-19-treatment/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=88252193-c161-47cb-9abc-238e85980538)



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ISAAC ARNSDORF, PROPUBLICA

Citing lost revenue, one company has cut salaries and benefits for providers. Others will likely follow.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/medical-staffing-company-slashed-benefits-for-doctors-nurses-fighting-covid-19/)



Chomsky: Ventilator Shortage Exposes the Cruelty of Neoliberal Capitalism (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-081019223703.jpeg)
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Title: 📢 Demand that America's health insurance companies waive all costs for care associated with COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 05:35:20 pm
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April 2, 2020 3:11 PM

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Wendell Potter ✨<Info@medicareforallnow.org>

Here's where we are: Jobless claims are 🚀 skyrocketing as another 6.6 million Americans :o filed for unemployment. Tragically, roughly 2,000 Americans will die every day in April – all because our policymakers failed to prepare and let 💵 profit-driven 😈 corporations run our healthcare system for years.

The market is failing our health infrastructure, but there's reason to hope.

A new Morning Consult poll just confirmed something astonishing:

► In March, support for single-payer health care jumped from 11 points to 20 points

► 55% of voters surveyed support Medicare for All, with only 35% opposed

► 43% of voters said the pandemic makes them more likely to back universal health care plans

► We cannot be paralyzed by the monumental trainwreck before us. As Mother Jones famously put it, "Don't mourn. (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Organize."

Add your name to our petition: Demand that America's health insurance companies waive all costs for care associated with COVID-19. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-300614160245.gif)
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Title: NYC Doctors Share Simple, Life-Saving Message
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 09:31:14 pm
👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ NYC Doctors Share Simple, Life-Saving Message | NowThis
13,662 views•Apr 2, 2020

https://youtu.be/0j-jhHFUpAM

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Doctors fighting COVID-19 in New York are begging people to stay home. Please heed their advice.
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In US news and current events today, New York city doctors in the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic are sharing very simple messages to help stop the spread of COVID-19: STAY HOME. SOCIAL DISTANCE. Watch these hero health care workers explain why staying home during the coronavirus outbreak will help save lives.

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Title: Brutal Political Ad Calls Out Trump Coronavirus Testing Failures
Post by: AGelbert on April 02, 2020, 09:40:34 pm
Brutal Political Ad Calls Out (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221216141740.jpeg) Trump Coronavirus Testing Failures | NowThis
67,878 views•Apr 2, 2020

https://youtu.be/7flBPG2djQI

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This political ad calls out Trump’s failures on coronavirus testing.
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In US news and current events today, this ad calls out Trump and the Trump Administration's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Watch Trump's lies get debunked in this political ad.

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Title: COVID-19 World Cases pass 😷 ONE MILLION - US DEATHS pass 1000 PER DAY 😞
Post by: AGelbert on April 03, 2020, 01:30:26 pm
YESTERDAY, April 2, 2020:
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🚩 TODAY:

COVID-19 World Cases pass 😷 ONE MILLION - US (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) DEATHS pass 1000 PER DAY 😞

Click on image below for update:
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Agelbert FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm an over 70 old geezer. I've been taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed for four years now. It is excellent for sleep. This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pandemic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif). I've got plenty and it is quite cheap and totally benign. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) I recommend all high risk for COVID-19 caused 🏴 death geezers like me to stock up on melatonin before some greedy bastards out their start price gouging. Surly, my friend and fellow admin here,  agrees. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/doomstead-diner-daily/doomstead-diner-daily/msg16181/#msg16181) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163127-1680962.png)


Quote
… I was wondering why the elderly are suffering much more from sepsis and cytokine storm during COVID-19 infections. A significant difference in older patients compared to younger patients is their melatonin levels. Another good insight and treatment approach?” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014182447.gif)

April 2, 2020

Can  Melatonin (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Fight (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204530.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320162217.png) Coronavirus and (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Sepsis? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola – Expert Review by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. Fact Checked (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that's triggered by a systemic infection that causes your immune response to go on overdrive. The resulting cytokine storm response is the cause behind many COVID-19 deaths. Find out how melatonin may be able to save you (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184307-16311866.gif) from septic shock (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif).

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Melatonin plays an important role in your immune function. It has antioxidant and mitochondrial-protective functions, and has been shown to be effective against various bacterial and viral infections

Melatonin has been shown to reverse septic shock symptoms by decreasing synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines; preventing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative damage, endotoxemia and metabolic alterations; suppressing gene expression of nitric oxide synthase; and preventing apoptosis (cell death)

A metabolite of melatonin, 6-hydroxymelatonin, has beneficial effects on sepsis-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and cytokine responses

Melatonin can also protect against polymicrobial sepsis, i.e., sepsis caused by more than one microbial organism. In this case, melatonin appears to offer protection by having an antibacterial effect on white blood cells called neutrophils

The inflammasome NLRP3 is a key culprit in acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury, both of which are potential outcomes of COVID-19 infection. Melatonin inhibits the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes, thus offering potential protection against infection

Full article: (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
Title: 👩‍⚕️ Doctor Who Contracted COVID-19 Slams 🦀 Trump Admin for Pandemic Response
Post by: AGelbert on April 03, 2020, 07:36:43 pm
👩‍⚕️ Doctor Who Contracted COVID-19 Slams 🦀 Trump Admin for Pandemic Response | NowThis
103,889 views•Apr 3, 2020

https://youtu.be/sBNfnn6Q67I

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‘There is a direct correlation between the way the Trump administration handles this crisis and how many Americans will die’ — This doctor slammed Trump for his response to COVID-19 after she contracted the disease on the job.
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In US news and current events today, this doctor was infected with COVID-19 while on the job. Now, she’s calling out Trump for jeopardizing our nation’s health. Dr. Dara Kass is an emergency medicine doctor in NYC. While she is recovering, Kass says she has growing concerns for how the Trump admin is responding to the pandemic.

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Title: All our ICU patients are in their 50s or younger' 😲 - frontline 👨‍⚕️ Welsh doctor recovered from vir
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 12:59:43 am
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A critical care consultant in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport is urging the public to keep listening to government advice. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

Earlier this week, Dr David Hepburn warned the hospital had run out of space in intensive care and had moved into operating theatres. This - in an area which has seen the highest levels of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Wales.
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Title: 🦀 Trump vs 😇 Trump on Coronavirus: the US President's changing tone in just a few weeks
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 01:20:48 am
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Donald Trump on 10 March: ‘It will go away. Stay calm.”

Donald Trump on 31 March: “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead.”

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This is how the US President’s tone has shifted on coronavirus in just a matter of weeks - with Mr Trump calling on Americans to following social distancing guidelines until the end of April to ensure the death toll does not exceed 100,000.

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Title: Everything you need to know about making your own face mask
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 04:55:04 pm

Everything you need to know about making your own face mask (https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/4/1/21203241/coronavirus-diy-face-mask-homemade-tutorials)

Read moreDoomstead Diner Daily 4/4/20 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/doomstead-diner-daily/doomstead-diner-daily/msg16192/msg16192) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
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Agelbert NOTE: I was reading the instructions on a 3M N95 mask I have left over from a 3 mask set I bought over 5 years ago. I used two of them when I got under my manufactured home and wrapped new heat tape around a water pipe. I donned the mask, 3M paper suit and eye protecting goggles I have from my Ultralight flight instructor days to avoid breathing fiberglass insulation fibers. I have one N95 mask left over. That mask will work for my wife, but not for me. WHY? Because, according to the instructions, N95 masks do not adequately filter lung damaging particles when worn over a beard.

3M Particulate Respirator N95
Use Limitations
4. Do not use with beards or other facial hair or other conditions that prevent a good seal between the face and the sealing surface of the respirator (https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/92131O/3m-8000-series-n95-particulate-respirator-user-instructions.pdf)

The water droplets that the COVID-19 critters hitch a ride on are even smaller than fiberglass insulation lung damaging fibers. So, if you've got COVID-19 and a beard, the N95 mask will not prevent you from infecting those near you 🥺. AND, said N95 mask won't be able to protect you from breathing in COVID-19 water droplets someone infected spewed near you either. For those with beards, I thought you might want to know. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

No, I don't plan on shaving any time soon. I'll just keep doing the social distance thing everywhere. BUT, if I do catch COVID-19, then I'll shave to make sure I can keep from infecting other people.

Yes, I recognize that I could be infected and be asymptomatic. The social distance protocol will keep me from infecting anyone else while I am asymptomatic.

The Governor of Vermont urges everyone to wear a mask when they go out now. He hasn't said anything about beards yet, but considering how popular beards are here, perhaps he thinks discretion is the better part of valor. 😉

At any rate, I expect a lot of men will be shaving their beards off, and staying fastidously clean shaven, this year (Bull market in razors!  ;D).

A Vermonter visits the BANK:

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vectorportal.com%2Fimg_novi%2Fbandit-clipart.jpg&f=1&nofb=1) Mr. Bank Security Guard, what are you lookin' at? I'm obeying Governor Scott's COVID-19 infection spread prevention recommendations, like all good Vermonters. 
Title: COVID-19 April 4 2020 US 😷 about to pass 🤒 🚀 Three Hundred Thousand Cases 😬
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 05:02:58 pm
YESTERDAY, April 3, 2020:
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TODAY:
COVID-19 April 4 2020 US 😷 about to pass 🤒 🚀 Three Hundred Thousand Cases 😬

Click on image below for update:
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Agelbert FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm an over 70 old geezer. I've been taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed for four years now. It is excellent for sleep. This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pandemic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif). I've got plenty and it is quite cheap and totally benign. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) I recommend all high risk for COVID-19 caused 🏴 death geezers like me to stock up on melatonin before some greedy bastards out their start price gouging. Surly, my friend and fellow admin here,  agrees. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/doomstead-diner-daily/doomstead-diner-daily/msg16181/#msg16181) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163127-1680962.png)


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… I was wondering why the elderly are suffering much more from sepsis and cytokine storm during COVID-19 infections. A significant difference in older patients compared to younger patients is their melatonin levels. Another good insight and treatment approach?” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301014182447.gif)

April 2, 2020

Can  Melatonin (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Fight (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204530.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320162217.png) Coronavirus and (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Sepsis? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola – Expert Review by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. Fact Checked (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657)

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that's triggered by a systemic infection that causes your immune response to go on overdrive. The resulting cytokine storm response is the cause behind many COVID-19 deaths. Find out how melatonin may be able to save you (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184307-16311866.gif) from septic shock (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif).

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Melatonin plays an important role in your immune function. It has antioxidant and mitochondrial-protective functions, and has been shown to be effective against various bacterial and viral infections

Melatonin has been shown to reverse septic shock symptoms by decreasing synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines; preventing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative damage, endotoxemia and metabolic alterations; suppressing gene expression of nitric oxide synthase; and preventing apoptosis (cell death)

A metabolite of melatonin, 6-hydroxymelatonin, has beneficial effects on sepsis-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and cytokine responses

Melatonin can also protect against polymicrobial sepsis, i.e., sepsis caused by more than one microbial organism. In this case, melatonin appears to offer protection by having an antibacterial effect on white blood cells called neutrophils

The inflammasome NLRP3 is a key culprit in acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury, both of which are potential outcomes of COVID-19 infection. Melatonin inhibits the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes, thus offering potential protection against infection

Full article: (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/02/melatonin-and-sepsis.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200402Z1&et_cid=DM495138&et_rid=842697657) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
Title: Common Coronavirus Questions Answered by 👨‍⚕️ Dr. V, like "What is a FOMITE?"
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 07:54:56 pm
Common Coronavirus Questions Answered by 👨‍⚕️ Dr. V, like "What is a FOMITE?" (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16662165.gif)
69,568 views•Apr 4, 2020

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Title: U.S. Navy Captain 🦅 Brett Crozier Fired After Speaking Out About COVID-19 😠
Post by: AGelbert on April 04, 2020, 11:21:34 pm
Agelbert NOTE: 🦀 Demagogues, due to the their petty and vindictive narcissistic nature, never tolerate dissent, especially when it exposes the Gross Criminal Negligence of said (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221216141740.jpeg) Petty Demagogue.

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This U.S. Navy captain was removed after he spoke out about a COVID-19 outbreak on his ship.
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In US news and current events today, this U.S. Navy captain was removed after he spoke out about a COVID-19 crisis on board his ship. More than 100 sailors on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick from COVID-19. Capt. Brett Crozier, who was commanding the ship, alerted his superiors about the dangerous conditions on board. Crozier was reprimanded for not following the proper chain of command.

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Title: ared Kushner MBAsplains Coronavirus To America's Governors
Post by: Surly1 on April 05, 2020, 08:09:25 am
Jared Kushner MBAsplains Coronavirus To America's Governors. Guess We're All Gonna Die. (https://www.wonkette.com/jared-kushner-mbasplains-coronavirus-to-americas-governors-guess-were-all-gonna-die)

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"The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile," Jared Kushner said during yesterday's coronavirus MAGA rally. "It's not supposed to be states' stockpiles that they then use."

"WHO THE **** IS 'OUR'?" screamed America in unison. If it doesn't belong to the states, is the stockpile the property of DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico? Or does Jared think he and Vanky own the nation's stash of medical supplies and can dole them out as they see fit?

That's a joke, because, DUH, of course he does.

"The Strategic National Stockpile is the nation's largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out," according to its website. "When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile assures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency."

Oh, whoops! Looks like that's not the case anymore. Since Jared's star performance at yesterday's presser, that language has been removed from the web. Now it says that the president owns those ventilators and masks and can hand them out to red states that might vote for him in November, because, HELLO! read your Constitution, people!

Yesterday, Vanity Fair, Politico, and the New York Times all ran hair-raising stories about Jared Kushner taking over the nation's coronavirus response.

"This was a total mess," Kushner told people, according to VF. "I know how to make this government run now." Then the real estate guy with zero healthcare experience MBA'd the **** out of those state requests, saying, "I have all this data about ICU capacity. I'm doing my own projections, and I've gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn't need all the ventilators."

Endless screaming.

According to Politico, Jared and his merry band of McKinsey consultants and self-described "disruptors" from B-school have installed themselves at FEMA to give the egghead MDs and PhDs the benefit of their private sector insights. The Times described the ensuing chaos, with a veritable canoe of douchebros descending on the government to override experts with actual subject-matter experience.

The culture clash between public and private sectors has been jarring. The senior official described the Kushner team as a "frat party" that descended from a U.F.O. and invaded the federal government. To government officials, the outsiders demonstrated a lax attitude to policy discussions, at one point using the website FreeConferenceCall.com to arrange high-level meetings. Others have used personal email accounts in delicate policy exchanges.

And as a shocked nation recoiled in abject horror, the White House decided to reassure the public by ... sending Jared out to address the country at the press conference. Because who needs Fauci when there's an unelected, 39-year-old nepotism hire, who couldn't even get a security clearance, to offer the country the benefit of his wisdom?

After giving himself a hearty ATTABOY — "We've done things that the federal government has never done before, quicker than they've ever done it before" — Kush got on with the business of covidsplaining to the nation's governors how many ventilators they need ACTUALLY.

Some governors I'll speak to and they'll know to the number how many ventilators they have in their state because that's the first thing a good manager will do. What a lot of the voters are seeing now is that when you elect somebody to be a mayor or governor or president, you're trying to think about who will be a competent manager during the time of crisis. This is a time of crisis and you're seeing certain people are better managers than others.

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Imagine being an IRL doctor, watching the waters rise as your state runs out of ventilators, having to justify the need for life-saving equipment to a self-satisfied little pipsqueak who says **** like, "Don't ask us for things when you don't know what you have in your own state. Just because you're scared, you ask your medical professionals, and they don't know. You have to take inventory of what you have in your own state and then you have to be able to show that there's a real need."

YOU ASK YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, AND THEY DON'T KNOW. But Jared knows what's really going on there on the ground in New Jersey, because he has an MBA. You bet!

So weird that the White House hasn't managed to get the transcript from this particular presser up on the comms office website yet!

It was a spectacularly bad performance by the Boy Wonder, even by his own debased Middle-East-on-Opioids standard. It really could not have gone worse if he'd walked in with a bonesaw and waxed lyrical about his pal MBS. FFS, that jackass even got us agreeing with Michelle Malkin!


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Title: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, ...
Post by: AGelbert on April 05, 2020, 12:18:58 pm
Jared Kushner MBAsplains Coronavirus To America's Governors. Guess We're All Gonna Die. (https://www.wonkette.com/jared-kushner-mbasplains-coronavirus-to-americas-governors-guess-were-all-gonna-die)

It was a spectacularly bad performance by the Boy Wonder, even by his own debased Middle-East-on-Opioids standard. It really could not have gone worse if he'd walked in with a bonesaw and waxed lyrical about his pal MBS. FFS, that jackass even got us agreeing with Michelle Malkin!

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=4945)

First and last time we say it: Michelle Malkin is 100 percent right. Jared is a national disaster whose arrogance will get people killed.

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I just have one quibble with the statement that "Jared is a national disaster whose arrogance will get people killed.": Jared is an EVIL BASTARD whose arrogance HAS ALREADY GOTTEN THOUSANDS OF people killed, and will get a lot more killed.

Below, please find, a 💯% accurate description of 🐍 Jared Kushner (and his (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221216141740.jpeg) father-in-law and all the 🦀 Trump 🐉🐊🐀 adult offspring):

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These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. -- Proverbs 6:16-19



Title: Worldwide COVID-19 😷 passes 🤒 🚀 One Hundred Thousand NEW Cases PER DAY 😵
Post by: AGelbert on April 05, 2020, 12:34:12 pm
YESTERDAY, April 4, 2020:
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TODAY:
COVID-19 April 5, 2020 Worldwide 😷 passes 🤒 🚀 One Hundred Thousand NEW Cases PER DAY (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)

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Title: 🦅 Political Prisoner Number One Says Prisoners Must Be Free Amid Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 06, 2020, 12:41:31 am
🦅 Political Prisoner Number One Says Prisoners Must Be Free Amid Pandemic (w/ 🦅 Don Siegelman)
2,359 views•Apr 3, 2020

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Title: "He’s killing his own supporters"
Post by: Surly1 on April 06, 2020, 09:48:01 am
Some would have you believe the news is all bad.

‘He’s killing his own supporters’: Administration insider admits Trump’s coronavirus response is tragically lacking (https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/hes-killing-his-own-supporters-administration-insider-admits-trumps-coronavirus-response-is-tragically-lacking/)

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April 6, 2020 By Travis Gettys

President Donald Trump’s chaotic response to the coronavirus outbreak will lead to thousands of deaths — and even his associates concede it will hit the president’s supporters hard.

The president has been pushing the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment, but ventilators, virus tests and protective gear remain too scarce to meet growing demand as the outbreak spreads and the death count soars past 9,500, reported The Guardian.

Trump has offloaded responsibility for fighting the outbreak onto states and their governors, and one administration insider admits the outcome will be dire.

“The Trump organism is simply collapsing,” the administration insider told the newspaper. “He’s killing his own supporters.”
Title: 🚨 COVID-19 Pandemic April 6, 2020 🚩👉 US passes 🏴☠️ Ten Thousand DEATHS 😞
Post by: AGelbert on April 06, 2020, 01:50:56 pm
YESTERDAY, April 5, 2020:
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TODAY:
🚨 COVID-19 April 6, 2020 US passes Ten Thousand DEATHS (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif)

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Title: You can use a UV lamp to kill COVID-19 on a mask.
Post by: AGelbert on April 06, 2020, 05:14:30 pm
What is a UV lamp?

UV(Ultraviolet) is a kind of wave. It can classify by UV, UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C.

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UV WAVE

The UV (UV) wavelength region is set between the X-ray (≤100 nm) and the visual (>400 nm) bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. As such, UV light can be classified into four wavelengths according to its interaction with molecules: vacuum UV (VUV) at 100–200 nm; UV C (UVC) at 200–280 nm; UV B (UVB) at 280–315 nm; and UV A (UVA) at 315–400 nm.21-24 The main physiologic effects, steaming from the photonic energy, can be described as:

• VUV light: including wavelengths <200 nm; is harmful due to its capability of immediate reaction with oxygen atoms and organic molecules even at low doses.

• UVC light: wavelength range lies between 200 and 280 nm; this electromagnetic spectrum has biocidal effects and generally is reported as “germicidal” or more usually “ultraviolet germicidal irradiation” (UVGI).

• UVB light: comprises wavelengths between 280 to 315 nm; these photons are known for “sunburning” of the skin and have been implicated in photocarcinogenesis and photoaging.

• UVA light: comprises wavelengths between 315 to 400 nm; it is becoming realized that the shorter UVA wavelengths (called UVA1, 315–340 nm) can have also had detrimental effects on the skin due to production of reactive oxygen species.

Notice:
1, The UV light is made by the professional factory.
2, When you are using UV light, pls make sure there is no living body in the space (including animals, plants and people). Because the UV light will cause damage to human eyes and skin.
3, Operation time more than 15 min will more effective.
4, After an operation, please air the space then will remove the bad smell.

Where can we use the UV lamp?

UV lamps can use in many places. We can use UV lamps for hospital disinfection.
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We also can use UV lamps in hotels, restaurants, factories, and other public places.

Now we can DIY a UV lamp to clean our mask. That is safe for us.
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More info:
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Disinfecting UV Lamp NEWS FROM VERMONT

A Poultney company is ramping up production of its disinfecting UV lamps, which could be used to sterilize the masks health professionals wear in the fight against the coronavirus. Read the latest Making It in Vermont (https://vtdigger.org/2020/04/05/covid-19-update-ppe-in-demand-school-budget-stress-eviction-moratorium-bill/)


Pertinet information about the effectivelness of UV radiation:

The effectiveness of germicidal UV depends on the length of time a microorganism is exposed to UV, the intensity and wavelength of the UV radiation, the presence of particles that can protect the microorganisms from UV, and a microorganism's ability to withstand UV during its exposure.

In many systems, redundancy in exposing microorganisms to UV is achieved by circulating the air or water repeatedly. This ensures multiple passes so that the UV is effective against the highest number of microorganisms and will irradiate resistant microorganisms more than once to break them down.

The effectiveness of this form of disinfection depends on line-of-sight exposure of the microorganisms to the UV light. Environments where design creates obstacles that block the UV light are not as effective. In such an environment, the effectiveness is then reliant on the placement of the UVGI system so that line of sight is optimum for disinfection.

Dust and films coating the bulb lower UV output. Therefore, bulbs require periodic cleaning and replacement to ensure effectiveness. The lifetime of germicidal UV bulbs varies depending on design. Also, the material that the bulb is made of can absorb some of the germicidal rays.

Lamp cooling under airflow can also lower UV output; thus, care should be taken to shield lamps from direct airflow, or to add additional lamps to compensate for the cooling effect.

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Title: COVID-19 April 7, 2020 US 1,534 NEW 🏴☠️ DEATHS IN ONE DAY! 😖
Post by: AGelbert on April 07, 2020, 01:10:30 pm
YESTERDAY, April 6, 2020:
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Title: WI 🐘 Supreme Court 😈 Blocks Gov, Election Is On
Post by: AGelbert on April 07, 2020, 06:02:05 pm
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16652282.gif) Agelbert COMMENT:
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Capitalism has always involved a “how many deaths are acceptable” calculus, and the answer has almost always been “the number of deaths at which people start rising up” minus one — All Cats Are Beautiful (@Vicky_ACAB) March 23, 2020

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“The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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“The oligachy’s rule over government is obvious and can no longer be kept hidden.”

Jamarl, ETHICS in an "evolved universe" (i.e. RANDOM) has NO MEANING! If there is no Creator God to DEFINE what is RIGHT and what is WRONG, ALL BEHAVIOR is just a CHOICE, like you mistakenly advocate. The Oligarchy hasn't simply made a "dystopian choice"; it has EMBRACED EVIL BEHAVIOR!

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if God doesn't exist, then everything is permitted" -- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Human Inequity is directly proportional to the amount of human iniquity. -- A. G. Gelbert


Watch this video and tell me your, oh so "rational" conclusions about "what this universe is all about" are based on "science":
👨‍🔬 James Tour: The Origin of Life Has Not Been Explained (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/darwin/msg16211/#msg16211)
Title: Remember last year when Washington Post reporters were boldly declaring vitamins C & D could not be
Post by: AGelbert on April 07, 2020, 11:43:41 pm
April 7, 2020

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

SNIPPETS:

Remember last year when Washington Post reporters were boldly declaring that vitamins C and D could not (and should not) be used against respiratory infections? The information I was sharing about their use was deemed so dangerous to public health that I was branded as a "fake news" site by self-appointed, 😈 pharma-owned arbiters of truth like NewsGuard.

How times have changed. After having defamatory lies published about me, vitamins C and D are now (finally) being adopted in the conventional treatment of novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. ... ...

In my interview with him, Hunninghake suggested one of the reasons why conventional medicine has been so slow to recognize the importance of vitamin C has to do with the fact that they've been looking at it as a mere vitamin, when in fact it's a potent oxidizing agent (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) that can help eliminate pathogens when given in high doses.

There are also financial factors. In short, it's too inexpensive.   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif) Conventional medicine, as a general rule, is notoriously uninterested in solutions that cannot produce significant profits. One of the primary reasons we're now seeing its use against COVID-19 is undoubtedly because we had no expensive drugs in the medical arsenal that could be turned to.

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Title: Click on COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic image below for update:
Post by: AGelbert on April 08, 2020, 02:00:48 pm
YESTERDAY, April 7, 2020:
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TODAY:

COVID-19 April 8, 2020 US 🏴☠️ 1,986 NEW DEATHS IN ONE DAY!

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Title: The Death Toll and Associated Social Deprivation and Misery Continues to Inexorably INCREASE
Post by: AGelbert on April 09, 2020, 12:41:20 pm
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The Death Toll and Associated Social Deprivation and Misery Continues to Inexorably INCREASE
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Title: The Global Death Toll Passes 🏴☠️ 100,000
Post by: AGelbert on April 10, 2020, 07:14:03 pm
YESTERDAY, April 9, 2020:
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The Global Death Toll Passes 🏴☠️ 100,000
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Title: NY Leads in Coronavirus Cases, Blacks/Hispanics & Coronavirus, Cougars on the Streets, Express Grati
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2020, 12:01:23 am
EcoWatch

NY Leads in Coronavirus Cases, Blacks/Hispanics & Coronavirus, Cougars on the Streets, Express Gratitude

NEWS OF THE DAY

Friday, April 10, 2020

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Title: New Research Shows Anti-Coronavirus Drugs Could Be Produced for Pennies
Post by: Surly1 on April 11, 2020, 08:13:00 am
New Research Shows Anti-Coronavirus Drugs Could Be Produced for Pennies (https://www.mintpressnews.com/new-research-shows-coronavirus-drugs-could-be-produced-for-pennies/266525/)
Instead, those drugs are being sold for thousands of dollars each, proving once again that the private, for-profit pharmaceutical industry is ill-equipped to handle a global public health crisis like COVID-19.


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By Alan Macleod

A newarticle in the Journal of Virus Eradication published yesterday explored the cost of mass producing several drugs that have shown distinct promise in the global fight against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The research, headed by Dr. Andrew Hill from the Department of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, found treatments like Remdesivir, a drug used to treat SARS and Ebola, could be produced for just $0.93 per daily dose, and a combination of Hepatitis C medications Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir can be made for just $0.39. This would translate to just $9 and $5 respectively for a full course of treatment.

“If favorable results are shown from these new trials, there is the potential to rapidly upscale production of the most promising drugs,” the team of researchers writes. “The safety profiles of these drugs have already been established from clinical trials for other diseases, so they could be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19 before vaccines become available. Trials of a number of different drugs are underway across the world. Should repurposed drugs demonstrate efficacy against COVID-19, they could be manufactured profitably at very low costs, for much less than current list prices,” they conclude.

However, an effective vaccine will likely not be available until at least late 2021, meaning that in the meantime, existing drugs are humanity’s best hope. The problem is that the sale price of many of those being tested is prohibitively expensive, meaning even high-income countries will struggle to pay for them.

Antimalarial treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, touted by President Trump, no less, could be produced for just $0.30 and $1 for a full two-week course. However, the former has a sale price of $93 in the U.S. The authors note that while one small Chinese study found some benefit to the drug, others found no significant differences between groups who took the drug and others who did not, warning against reaching any concrete conclusions yet.

coronavirus drug costs

Source | Journal of Virus Eradication

Three of the drugs being tested – Sofosbuvir, Remdesivir and Truvada – are manufactured by California-based Gilead Sciences. While a two-week Sofosbuvir/Daclatasvir course retails in Pakistan for $6, Gilead charges up to $18,610 for exactly the same medication in the United States. The pharma giant has alreadyannounced it intends to produce 500,000 treatment courses of Remdesivir by October, and one million by 2021. However, if it proves effective in fighting the virus, this will likely be nowhere near enough; there are already over 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, with nearly 100,000 deaths officially counted. The cost of the active pharmaceutical ingredient in Remdesivir is around $4,000 per kilo. However, there is only about 1 gram of it in each full course, meaning that a lifesaving dose would cost around $0.93 to produce per day – substantially cheaper than the cost of the syringes and other equipment necessary to administer the drug itself.

Dr. Hill spoke with MintPress News today, telling us that HIV medication Truvada is also being considered as a potential weapon in fighting the virus. “There is a 4,000 patient study just started in Spain and there is some evidence that it might work, but it is very circumstantial,” he said. “In Africa, Truvada costs about $1 per week so you could make a course of treatment for coronavirus for $2.” However, in the United States, Gilead charges Americans around $2,000 per month, raking in a gross profit of around 28,000 percent. As a result of the enormous price gouging,fewer than ten percent of Americans who should be taking the drug currently are. As MintPress reported in December, Gilead is also widely accused of holding back development of the drug until its patent for a previous, far inferior HIV medication, ran out. A company-funded study found that preventing patients from taking the new drug would cause an extra 16,000 deaths over nine years. Perhaps most shockingly of all, Truvada was actually developed at public expense, the taxpayer footing the bill or $50 million worth of research and development into it. Yet it continues to be sold to us at nearly 300 times the price even developed countries like Australia pay for it.

Over seven million South Africans have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, an (official) prevalence rate of 19 percent of the population. When its government bypassed patent laws and began distributing generic medication to its impoverished population, dozens of pharmaceutical companiestook it to court, demanding to have their lost profits reimbursed. They dropped their case only after aworldwide outcry.

Choosing profits over people

Will what has happened with HIV drugs happen to coronavirus medication as well? There are already signs that governments are acting swiftly to ignore pharmaceutical corporations’ patents. “What’s happening now is governments are just taking over, putting funding in to look at any treatment against coronavirus and we’re not relying on the companies that much,” Dr. Hill told MintPress:

Israel has already put in legislation to break the patent on one of the drugs. In Spain, legislation has been changed to allow government to take over production if necessary. So this is actually already happening. There is going to be a choice. Companies may choose to do whatever is necessary to produce the drugs at an affordable price or governments might step in.

Pharmaceutical companies often argue that tough patent laws that prevent the theft of intellectual property are the only way in which research and innovation can continue. In this instance, Dr. Hill is skeptical of the argument, saying:

This is a brand new infection. There are drugs that were developed for other diseases that have been repurposed; they are almost working by accident. And I don’t think it is fair for a company to financially gain selling a drug when they actually have done almost no research and development on coronavirus. The drugs are just being taken and applied to the disease and it is a complete chance whether they succeed or fail. The companies have done almost no research into coronavirus so they don’t deserve to be rewarded.”

The private, for-profit pharmaceutical industry appears ill equipped to handle a global public health crisis like COVID-19. According to economist Dean Baker, systemic problems require systemic solutions. “Drugs are almost invariably cheap to manufacture. They end up being expensive because of patent and related monopolies,” he told us in December. He argues the government should buy up patents and make the drugs freely available, drastically reducing costs, alsoadvocating for the creation of a publicly financed pharmaceutical research network, where the taxpayer pays for medical research upfront and all inventions or drugs that come out of it are in the public domain.

“I would look to replace patent monopoly supported research with direct public funding. This could be done by the same companies that do research now. The difference would be that under the system I envision they would get long-term contracts, with the condition that all findings be posted as soon as practical (so other researchers could benefit) and that all patents would be placed in the public domain so that they could be sold as generics from day one,” he explained.

With no COVID-19 vaccine even close to ready, existing drugs are humanity’s best hope against the virus. Fortunately, a number of cheap-to-produce drugs and other remedies have shown promising initial signs. However, produced and controlled by multinational pharmaceutical corporations, the exorbitant cost of many of them could provide an overwhelming barrier to the well being of the world’s population. The decision now is whether governments will choose to put profits or people first.

Feature photo | A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples in her hands at the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) in Hanover, Germany, April 1, 2020. Peter Steffen | dpa via AP

Alan MacLeod is a Staff Writer for MintPress News. After completing his PhD in 2017 he published two books: Bad News From Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting and Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. He has also contributed to Fairness and Accuracy in ReportingThe GuardianSalonThe GrayzoneJacobin MagazineCommon Dreams the American Herald Tribune and The Canary.

Title: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2020, 01:48:34 pm
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New Harvard Study Links COVID (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

April 11th, 2020 by Guest Contributor

Originally published on the blog of Union of Concerned Scientists. Gretchen Goldman, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes.

Dr. Gretchen Goldman: These are groundbreaking new findings on the relationship between PM2.5 air pollution and COVID-19. What are the key findings?

Dr. Francesca Dominici: To our knowledge, this is the first study that quantifies on a national scale the potential increase in COVID mortality rate that is associated with long-term exposure to air pollution. We use data from counties that account for 90% of the COVID-19 deaths in the US as of April 4, 2020.

The most important result is that we found that people living in counties in the US that have experienced a higher level of air pollution over the past 15–17 years have a substantially higher COVID-19 mortality rate. To quantify, we found that a one unit increase in long-term average exposure to fine particulate matter is associated with a 15% increase in COVID-19 mortality rate on average in the analysis. This increase accounts for adjustments for any systematic differences between county level characteristics [such as population density or smoking rates].

We also wanted to put into perspective this 15% increase in mortality rate for COVID with all the other evidence we have produced in the past for the long-term effect of fine particulate matter on all-cause mortality. This is important to report: A one unit increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 leads to a 15% increase in COVID-19 mortality rate with a magnitude that is 20 times that of PM2.5 and all-cause mortality (which is 0.7%). So in the Medicare study [Di et al, 2017], we report that a one unit increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 is associated with a 0.7% increase in all-cause mortality. In this study, we have that one unit associated with a 15% increase in COVID-19 mortality so the relationship between PM2.5 and COVID mortality is 20 times stronger than the relationship between PM2.5 and all-cause mortality.

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GG: These are notable findings. Did they surprise you?

FD: I was expecting a statistically significant association. At the beginning, I was surprised at how strong the association is but then as I was thinking more about it, I was less surprised because as we are learning more and more about COVID-19, we are also learning that all the diseases that are affected by fine particulate matter are all of the diseases that make the outcomes for COVID-19 much worse. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201604.png)

So, basically, this is like adding gasoline to the fire. People that have been breathing polluted air for a long time, we know that long-term exposure to fine particulate matter increases inflammation in the lungs and potentially in the cardiovascular system. If on top of that, these individuals are affected by COVID-19, then it’s not surprising given that they’ve already been impacted by fine particulate matter, that they might respond with much worse health outcomes than someone who lives in a clean air county.

GG: We know that some groups (such as the elderly and those with lung diseases) are at higher risk of adverse health effects from PM2.5 exposure, and that some populations (such as environmental justice communities) have higher burdens of air pollution. How do these new findings inform how we think about who is most vulnerable to severe outcomes from COVID-19?

FD: To be rigorous, we have to consider that this is early data. For now, we have just looked at the relationship between county level exposure to PM2.5 and COVID-19 mortality. Unfortunately, the mortality data is not currently available by age and race and so on. From the data in this particular study, I don’t think we can characterize vulnerability and susceptibility, but I do think it is not too much of an extrapolation from the data to expect that people that have been experiencing and breathing and living in very polluted areas, whether they are young or old, and they have pneumonia or asthma or any other chronic lung disease, and also people that are generally socially disadvantaged (e.g. African Americans, low socioeconomic status) [may face worse COVID outcomes]. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-310119164317.gif)

These are all the communities that will experience higher COVID deaths. But I do think we need a little more refined data to be able to pinpoint this type of vulnerability profile more precisely. The unfortunate thing is that more deaths will arrive. In the next few months, we will be able to characterize vulnerability a little bit more precisely based on what we know.

GG: What additional research is needed to understand links between air pollution and COVID-19?

FD: There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done. This is a first look at the data. First of all, this is county-level data; we need to look at the relationship between air pollution and COVID health outcomes at a much smaller spatial resolution. In some states, for example New York, they are now making available zip code-level data. It will be really important to repeat the analysis at a spatial resolution much smaller than the county.

Second, we have only looked at deaths. As we have testing done in a more systematic fashion (though the number of cases is always a little controversial outcome because it depends on practices), as we have hospitalization data, as we have data on the outcome after you’ve been hospitalized, there will be important analyses and questions to explore, regarding the potential interaction between exposure to fine particulate matter, race, and socioeconomic status with respect to COVID deaths. We know, as of today, it has been reported that there is a much higher burden of COVID deaths among African Americans so I would expect there is going to be a high interaction with exposure to fine particulate matter and race in terms of that outcome.

Third, we also need to look at many other pollutants. We are only looking at fine particulate matter but we can also look at traffic pollutants, we can look at NO2, we can also look at ozone. I wanted to get the first data out there because I wanted to make sure that the general public and the government will start really paying attention to the communities with higher levels of particulate matter because they have potential to be more affected by the virus.

GG: What ways could public health officials and political leaders use these findings to best protect the public?

FD: There is a very concrete action which is to implement stricter social distancing measures and to make sure that there is adequate access to health care resources for the most polluted areas in the US.

It is pretty clear from the data that these are the counties in the US that have been affected and have high levels of pollution in the last few years, even if we haven’t seen it yet. In some of them, we are already seeing very high levels of deaths. But in ones where we haven’t yet seen higher numbers of deaths, we need to pay attention because they are at higher risk of much worse health outcomes for COVID. So we have to give them higher priority and really look closely at these counties because this is where getting COVID could get much worse in terms of outcomes than places where people are breathing cleaner air.

GG: The 🦖 EPA is in the process of 😈 reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. How do these findings inform the EPA’s decision on how to protect public health from particulate pollution? What is at stake here?

FD: It seems pretty clear to me that we are now living in a new world with this COVID virus. So not paying enough attention and weakening the National Ambient Air Quality Standards standards, I actually see it as a very unwise decision, I would go as far as saying irresponsible decision because we now know that exposure to fine particulate matter puts American people at risk to die from COVID, in addition to everything else we know about the harmful effects of fine particulate matter. So I will call it unwise and irresponsible.

GG: Anything else people should know about this new research?

FD: This study is completely open-sourced. You can go on the website, you can download the data, and you can run all of our code. There is absolutely no question that this is a fully reproducible and fully publicly available study. We will continue to update the analysis as unfortunately more deaths occur and more data will come in.

Now that we have developed the platform, if for example hospitalization data becomes available, we will definitely continue to analyze data in a way that we can protect and inform public health in the best ways possible.

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/04/11/new-harvard-study-links-covid-deaths-air-pollution-interview-with-dr-francesca-dominici/

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Title: US COVID-19 Infected 🤒 Passes 🏴 500,000 😞
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2020, 03:51:46 pm
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US 🤒 COVID-19 Infected Passes 🏴 500,000 😞
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2020, 08:20:32 pm
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Currently, there are about 100 cruise ships remaining at sea off the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast, with nearly 80,000 crew onboard, the CDC noted, and said there are 20 cruise ships at port or anchorage in the United States with known or suspected COVID-19 infection among the crew who remain onboard.

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U.S. CDC Extends “No Sail Order” for All Cruise Ships
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April 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its “no sail order” for all cruise ships, as it looks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The CDC new order says that cruise ships have to cease operations for up to 100 days, or the expiration of the [...]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/u-s-cdc-extends-no-sail-order-for-all-cruise-ships/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-fc297e41cd-169600093&mc_cid=fc297e41cd&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: Pandemic Related NEWS: America Transformed, Precarious Work and Cuban Medical Help in Italy
Post by: AGelbert on April 11, 2020, 11:00:42 pm
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🦅 Robert Scheer:
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... The Great American Stickup is a mythology that was embraced on a totally bipartisan basis. As I argued in the book, the 🐘 Republicans had always been talking about radical deregulation, reversing the New Deal and so forth. They never could do it; even Ronald Reagan couldn’t do it. You had the savings and loan crisis, you had a reality check: people like Social Security, they like Medicare, they won’t let you touch it. There were real limits.

It required a shameful opportunist by the name of Bill Clinton coming into the Democratic Party as the great reinventor of the center of our American politics, you know. For poor people, reversed the whole war on poverty. Prison, millions of people, the whole incarceration program and the drug war and all the stuff he did. And you can go down the list of really the crimes of the center of the Democratic Party, allowing the concentration of media, the Telecommunications Act that let these big giants–they’re now companies like Verizon and others, you know, Comcast–they can own MSNBC or something. And everybody thought, oh, that’s good, they’re all for us, and you could have another billionaire like Jeff Bezos own the Washington Post; that’s good for journalism, you know.

(https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/MlCKDluTcassDaykDzOXZpGMZDMUp_31QjcWSr99DkEiPFGwrc6-CKODgro1ldhiZ6RU3BNMXlOcOjkwaoeFyaqieMdI255dO_R6u2MCjGnyGcInFr3fDeVH2GzyipRx9Wb0Bc71JqC7q2aD5W7PJccKYiuSLcxW=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/image0-e1586534682458-150x150.jpeg) Scheer Intelligence: Coronavirus Has Already Transformed America, For Better And For Worse
By Robert Scheer, KCRW. In a special edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer becomes the guest as filmmaker Stephen French asks for the journalist’s take on the coronavirus crisis. Speaking on the eve of Scheer’s 84th birthday, the “Scheer Intelligence” host draws from lessons learned in his seven decades of reporting to make sense of this unprecedented moment. His two most recent books, “They Know Everything About You” and “The Great American Stickup,” are especially helpful in understanding how governments, as well as financial institutions and private companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. -more- (https://popularresistance.org/scheer-intelligence-coronavirus-has-already-transformed-america-for-better-and-for-worse/)


(https://ci3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/T2iQgWyX3JiJ8OrR5d-kWID1Pk9gVq71AhHkF2Q1JuZ1o6MRPgpx9_YfvjuoKawSBWjfRMsMqQU51fCQYwdvpRkXG9WETcOI2s5cQ-fLEEroASbZSU4A274eobDh1ThN6Xs42bKo_To8H4Y=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/gigworker-150x150.jpg) A Pandemic Is No Time For Precarious Work
By Bama Athreya, Inequality.org. The Trump administration and many of its wealthiest allies recklessly floated an end to social distancing, endangering public health to allegedly help “the economy.” I don’t usually take the trouble of responding to right-wing opinions, but the gleeful celebration of the gig economy during a pandemic is further evidence of an empathy deficit among their ranks. The executive class, safe in their bunkers, are considering how they can best take further advantage of a precarious workforce. Need to go out and don’t want to face public transportation? Just order car service from Uber or Lyft. Want to avoid crowded...-more- (https://popularresistance.org/a-pandemic-is-no-time-for-precarious-work/)

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By Telesur English. According to Dr. Carlos Pérez Díaz, head of the Cuban medical brigade in Italian territory, 12 of the 36 affected by the virus in Lombardy have already recovered. Perez Diaz explained that the Cuban medical team received 16 cases on the first day of work. These patients came from the Intensive Care Unit of the Crema Hospital in the Lombardy region. According to his statement to the Cuban press, the medical brigade, as of April 3, had served 428 people. Of those infected with COVID-19, 5 were transferred to intensive care at the hospital. Only one of those infected died. Among other information...  -more- (https://popularresistance.org/cuban-medical-aid-in-italy-shows-positive-results/)
Title: 🚨 OVER 82,000 COVID-19 SICK 🤢 HOSPITALIZED in US 🥺
Post by: AGelbert on April 12, 2020, 12:59:03 pm
YESTERDAY, April 11, 2020:
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🚨 OVER 82,000 COVID-19 SICK 🤢 HOSPITALIZED in US 🥺
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Title: 📢 Petition by A coalition of Illinois 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ health care workers - I signed!
Post by: AGelbert on April 12, 2020, 03:28:08 pm
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)   Demand Guidance On Ethical Treatment Of Covid-19 Patients in Illinois! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)
by: A coalition of Illinois 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️ health care workers
recipient: Illinois Governor Pritzker, Illinois Legislature, Illinois Health and Hospital Officials

23,063 SUPPORTERS 25,000 GOAL

COVID-19 is most deadly when it attacks the lungs, often requiring intervention with ventilators, machines that help patients breathe. Because ventilators are limited in the United States, hospitals may eventually run out, leaving physicians with the daunting task of choosing which patients will have access to ventilators and which patients will not.

We are a coalition of healthcare workers concerned for the health and safety of our most vulnerable citizens, and we ask you to support our mission to demand that the state of Illinois create official regulations for the ethical allocation of ventilators in times of scarcity. Please sign this petition if you believe that all patients—regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, disabilities,or immigration status—should have fair access to ventilators!

It is crucial that the state of Illinois act now to implement ethical guidelines for the fair allocation of ventilators so that vulnerable patient populations, including those with disabilities, will not be discriminated against. Illinois has requested emergency stocks of ventilators, PPE and other medical equipment from the federal government and as of March 31st, has only received 10% of what was requested.

U.S. law mandates that states have plans for emergency hazard situations, but many states, including Illinois, fail to indicate how doctors should decide which patients get access to ventilators in the event of a shortage. Some states, including New York, have put good policies into place that regulate how doctors will make these decisions. While the outbreak in Illinois is not as bad as New York, it may be soon. Illinois must follow suit and create their own policies before it's too late.

Without these policies, decisions to exclude certain patients can be discriminatory and unethical. In fact, disability groups in the state of Washington have already had to file suit against their state about this issue. Some hospitals in Illinois are offering resources, and there is plenty of literature coming out on the topic. But we can't have a patchwork system, especially because Illinois is already creating pop up hospitals that will need guidance.

The lack of regulations in Illinois not only sends a message to vulnerable communities that their safety is not being insured; it also leaves the burden of these difficult decisions to doctors. Healthcare providers are already at increased risk given the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). We can't expect them to also have the task of making life and death decisions with no ethical guidelines. Studies show that doctors are often faced with impossible choices, suffering PTSD and other mental health problems as a result.

Illinois must provide clear and comprehensive regulations for the allocation of ventilators so that doctors can be relieved of this burden, allowing them to make efficient, life-saving decisions during this crisis. Illinois now has thousands of cases of COVID-19, and the virus is spreading quickly. It is crucial that policies outlining how to ethically allocate ventilators be put into place in our state. As healthcare workers, we will not tolerate indecision that could put vulnerable populations at risk. Help us send a message that all our patients are valuable and deserve fair treatment.

Illinois should convene a panel of physicians, ethicists, public health officials and other authorities to come up with the most ethical way for doctors to make impossible decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sign the petition if you agree! (https://www.thepetitionsite.com/370/355/506/?z00m=32348270&redirectID=2998047325)   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)
Title: 📢 OVER 11,000 INCREASE IN COVID-19 SICK 🤢 HOSPITALIZED in US in ONE DAY 😬
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 11:33:00 am
YESTERDAY, April 12, 2020:
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TODAY:

🚨 OVER 11,000 INCREASE IN COVID-19 SICK 🤢 HOSPITALIZED in US in ONE DAY! 😬
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Title: 99% of Italy's COVID-19 ☠️ Fatalities, Had 🏴 This 👀
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 01:12:29 pm
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April 13, 2020

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Among Italy's COVID-19 ☠️ Fatalities, 99% Had 🏴 This 👀

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► In Italy, more than 99% of fatalities from COVID-19 occurred among people who had underlying medical conditions

► The finding came from an examination of 18% of Italy’s COVID-19 deaths, which revealed that only three people who died — or 0.8% — had no underlying conditions

► Among Italy’s COVID-19 fatalities, 76.1% had high blood pressure, 35.5% had diabetes and 33% had heart disease

► Underlying health conditions like heart disease and diabetes are linked to “poorer clinical outcomes,” such as admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), a need for invasive ventilation or death, among COVID-19 patients

►To beat COVID-19, one of the best strategies is to get your underlying chronic conditions under control; even diabetes and high blood pressure can often be reversed via healthy diet and lifestyle


While the World Health Organization has put the death rate from novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at 3.4%,1 a study in Nature Medicine put it much lower, at 1.4%.2 The fact is, with many cases going unreported and untested, mild and asymptomatic cases may not be included in official COVID-19 death rate figures, which could skew the death rate significantly, making it appear higher than it actually is.

In Italy, however — the “new” epicenter for COVID-19 — the number of deaths reportedly overtook those in China by mid- to late March 2020.3

As the home to the world’s second-oldest population after Japan, Italy’s elderly population is at increased risk of death from COVID-19, but there’s another factor that also makes you more susceptible to death or serious illness if you contract COVID-19: an underlying health condition, particularly diabetes or high blood pressure.

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Title: The news came the day after U.S. became the first country with over 2,000 deaths in a day
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 06:38:58 pm
EcoWatch

Monday, April 13, 2020

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Title: Two Weeks as a New York City 😷 Nurse in the 🏴☠️ Pandemic 😖
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 06:53:59 pm
Two Weeks as a New York City 😷 Nurse in the 🏴☠️ Pandemic 😖
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When Tre Kwon returned to work as an ICU nurse in New York City after having her child, she found herself on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Category News & Politics

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Title: USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor ☠️ Dies After Contracting 🏴 COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 07:37:02 pm
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USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailor ☠️ Dies After Contracting 🏴 COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy sailor died on Monday after contracting the coronavirus, marking the first death of a sailor assigned to the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Late last month the captain of the aircraft carrier, in a blunt letter, called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors and […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/uss-theodore-roosevelt-sailor-dies-after-contracting-covid-19/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-7d2ddb90f0-169600093&mc_cid=7d2ddb90f0&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: WHO Daily Press Briefing
Post by: AGelbert on April 13, 2020, 08:45:01 pm
WHO Daily Press Briefing | LIVE | NowThis
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https://youtu.be/_TN4uLhRB5Q

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221216141740.jpeg) TRUMP LOOKS TO PULL WHO FUNDING:  (http://media.tumblr.com/c6492e4b47cfdbd50e74d285fde3c53e/tumblr_inline_mm3g4yCaZc1qz4rgp.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122018.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-1650578.gif) The World Health Organization is sharing the latest global coronavirus updates. As the pandemic seems to be slowing down slightly in Europe, it continues to spread quickly across the United States where over 558,000 people have been infected and over 22,000 people have died. Last week Pres. Trump said he was considering pulling funding for the WHO, saying that the organization failed to adequately respond to the coronavirus, even though the WHO declared a global health emergency six weeks before Trump declared an emergency, and produced a quarter million tests a month before the U.S. began any serious testing.

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Title: Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 12:22:24 pm
April 14, 2020

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April 14, 2020 12:25 PM

Dear Anthony,

I am Karla Peña, Mercy Corps Director of Puerto Rico. Like people everywhere, COVID‑19 is impacting our lives and work.

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In Puerto Rico with my teammate Pardis Barjesteh, comforting Stephanie who received cash and a water filtration system from Mercy Corps after hurricane Maria. In response to COVID-19, we are providing community centers with cash grants to launch public health campaigns.

As you have seen in your own communities, in this battle against COVID‑19 it is the essential workers — from grocery store employees to healthcare professionals — who are truly on the front lines. We can’t thank them enough for their courage and perseverance.

I am also thinking of my Mercy Corps colleagues around the world. At least 85% of our team members are from the countries in which we work. Often we are affected personally by natural disasters, conflict or instability in the communities where we serve.

Yet time and again, I see my colleagues lead with expertise, a sense of possibility and the ability to adapt to new challenges, including COVID-19 right now.

And I know just how much hearing your words of encouragement can mean. Discovering that someone thousands of miles away is thinking of us and standing beside us — it keeps us going.

Please join me today and send a message of gratitude (https://web.mercycorps.org/survey/will-you-take-moment-say-thank-you/?source=EC0WUMSXZMNZZ0414201&utm_source=cultivation&utm_content=send%2Bmessage%2Bto%2Bfield%2Bteam%2Bapr%2B14%2B2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=monthly%2Bcultivation&t=4&akid=10743%2E1024993%2EE1ipQ0) to my fellow Mercy Corps field team members around the world.

During these challenging times, your support reminds us of how interconnected we really are. Thank you.

Karla Peña
Director, Puerto Rico

Agelbert NOTE: The thank you message I sent to these wonderful people whose sandals I am not worthy to tie:

Gracias por 🕊servirle a Dios.
Thank you for 🕊 serving God.


Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me:

I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. -- Matthew 24:34-40





Title: HIV Prison Activists ✨ Are Leading a Freedom 🗽 Movement in the Face of 🏴 COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 06:10:09 pm
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A sign pleading for help hangs in a window at the Cook County Jail complex on April 9, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES

HIV Prison Activists ✨ Are Leading a Freedom 🗽 Movement in the Face of COVID-19

EMILY HOBSON AND LAURA MCTIGHE, TRUTHOUT

People who have long organized against HIV in prisons are demanding the release of incarcerated people amid COVID-19.
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Title: Juan González describes how he struggled to get his own 92-year-old mother tested
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 06:22:41 pm
My 92-Year-Old Mother's COVID Experience Shows How Rotten Our Health System Is (https://media3.giphy.com/media/kHmINzGsY6xbwgSo3J/source.gif)

AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZÁLEZ, DEMOCRACY NOW!

Democracy Now! co-host Juan González describes how he struggled to get his own 92-year-old mother tested.
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Title: We must reject both overt and subtle messaging linking COVID-19 to ...
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 06:32:09 pm
Islamophobia Has No Place in the Fight Against COVID-19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

MOBASHRA TAZAMAL AND KRISTIN GARRITY, TRUTHOUT

We must reject both overt and subtle messaging linking COVID-19 to Islam.
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Title: This morning Cuomo shot back at Pres. Trump’s remarks about how he has total authority as president,
Post by: AGelbert on April 14, 2020, 07:10:43 pm
New York Gov. Cuomo Delivers COVID-19 Update | LIVE | NowThis
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CUOMO CALLS OUT TRUMP’S AUTHORITY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a news conference on the latest coronavirus developments. This morning Cuomo shot back at Pres. Trump’s remarks about how he has total authority as president, saying that ‘we don't have a king — we have a president… it's very clear states have power by the 10th Amendment.’ Cuomo added that if Trump was to open the country as soon as he wanted, it would create ‘a constitutional crisis like you haven't seen in decades’ and the number of coronavirus cases could spike again.
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Title: COVID-19 April 15, 2020 🚩 US PASSES 25,000 ☠️ DEATHS and 100,000 🏴 Hospitalizations
Post by: AGelbert on April 15, 2020, 01:20:53 pm
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Title: Company Blows Up Coal Plant During Respiratory Pandemic: 😡
Post by: AGelbert on April 15, 2020, 03:02:02 pm
 
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April 13, 2020 12:23PM

By Dharna Noor

'Reckless' Coal Plant Demolition In Chicago Releases Massive Dust Cloud

Company Blows Up Coal Plant During Respiratory Pandemic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif): Residents and city officials in Chicago are calling out a development firm for demolishing a portion of a closed coal plant this weekend that blanketed the surrounding community in dust. On Saturday, Hilco Redevelopment Partners went forward with a scheduled implosion of a smoke stack at the Crawford Power Generating Station, which sent dust streaming into the nearby predominantly-Latinx neighborhood of Little Village. The plant was closed in 2012 following a long battle with residents, and community members say they may file a lawsuit against Hilco. “It was crazy. I couldn’t breathe,” a local photographer who witnessed the explosion told Earther. “I didn’t bring a mask so I just had to make a makeshift one with my jacket over my face... It hurt my lungs for like 20 minutes afterward, and my nose burned.” (https://earther.gizmodo.com/coal-plant-demolition-in-chicago-releases-massive-dust-1842838323?utm_campaign=Hot%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=86253932&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-99G21SVXsP9De4eFoxoM5t04J9bThz7Q-O_Me8yOV7Sju0jT-Ax6JUVPmpEE2xx0-iP8C7ymg_g0tMvdcHhnmun8V6LA&_hsmi=86253932)
Title: 🦀 Trump DOING WHAT HE 😈 DOES... 😡
Post by: AGelbert on April 15, 2020, 03:59:46 pm
EcoWatch

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Title: Deleterious mental-health consequences of COVID-19 quarantining and maintaining social isolation
Post by: AGelbert on April 15, 2020, 10:34:59 pm
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System Update with Glenn Greenwald - Andrew Solomon and Johann Hari
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In the third episode of The Intercept's weekly show, host Glenn Greenwald discusses the important mental-health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and what quarantining and maintaining social isolation means to our emotional well being. Glenn interviews Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the worldwide 2002 best-seller A Noonday Demon: an Atlas of Depression, and Johann Hari, author of the 2015 book on the causes of addiction, “Chasing the Scream,” author of the 2018 “Lost Connections” about depression, and the speaker of one of the most viral TEDTalks ever delivered, about myths surrounding addiction.

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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 16, 2020, 11:45:42 am
April 16, 2020

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Title: New York hospitals face another COVID-19 equipment shortage: Dialysis machines and nurses
Post by: AGelbert on April 16, 2020, 03:28:13 pm
Published: April 16, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. ET

A high incidence of renal failure in coronavirus patients has left hospitals scrambling for equipment and specialists (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-york-hospitals-face-another-covid-19-equipment-shortage-dialysis-machines-and-nurses-2020-04-16?mod=mw_latestnews)
Title: COVID-19 is “worst pandemic” = smallpox Native American deaths are "irrelevant" to medical history
Post by: AGelbert on April 16, 2020, 04:56:13 pm
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By Don Fitz, Green Social Thought. Preparing for a pandemic requires understanding that a change in the relationship between people is primary and the production of things is secondary and flows from social factors. Investors in profit-based medicine cannot comprehend this concept. Nothing could exemplify it more clearly than Cuba’s response to the corona virus (COVID-19). The US dawdled for months before reacting. Cuba’s preparation for COVID-19 began on January 1, 1959. On that day, over sixty years before the pandemic, Cuba laid the foundations for what would become the discovery of novel drugs, bringing patients to the...

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Title: Coronavirus Spreads on French Aircraft Carrier, Hundreds 🏴 Infected
Post by: AGelbert on April 16, 2020, 06:44:49 pm
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Coronavirus Spreads on French Aircraft Carrier, Hundreds 🏴 Infected❗

By Reuters on Apr 15, 2020 04:07 pm
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PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 sailors assigned to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle’s naval group have tested positive for the coronavirus, the armed forces ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry said 1,767 mariners, nearly all from the Charles de Gaulle itself, had been tested and results showed at least 668 to […]  Read full story... (https://gcaptain.com/coronavirus-spreads-on-french-aircraft-carrier-hundreds-infected/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gcaptain+%28gCaptain.com%29&goal=0_f50174ef03-22c8d43217-169600093&mc_cid=22c8d43217&mc_eid=1855a0727e)
Title: COVID-19 Global DEATHS will PASS 🚩 150,000 TODAY
Post by: AGelbert on April 17, 2020, 01:34:22 pm
(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-220320175618.png) COVID-19 April 17, 2020  🚩 Global DEATHS (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif) will PASS 150,000 TODAY

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Title: "It's hard to imagine we don't have a lot of our fellow Americans under incredible stress right now,
Post by: AGelbert on April 17, 2020, 05:33:23 pm
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April 17, 2020

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Title: The 😈 Trump demagogue never loses an opportunity to divide we-the-people with strident bullshit
Post by: AGelbert on April 17, 2020, 08:33:33 pm
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🦀 Trump Tells States to “LIBERATE!” Contradicting Own Administration’s Guidance

CHRIS WALKER, TRUTHOUT

Trump sent a barrage of political tweets on Friday, including an attack against former President Barack Obama.
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 18, 2020, 12:31:07 pm
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Title: COVID-19 Pandemic brings out the BEST in MOST PEOPLE and the WORST in YOU-KNOW-WHO!
Post by: AGelbert on April 18, 2020, 02:24:24 pm
“In early and mid-March, when America began widespread closures, quarantines and social distancing, covid-19 caused many fewer deaths than other common causes — fewer in a week than chronic liver disease or high blood pressure, and far fewer than suicide or the common flu. By the end of March, the toll was closer to the average weekly deaths from diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Into April, weekly covid-19 deaths climbed past those from accidents and chronic lower respiratory disease. And last week, covid-19 killed more people than normally die of cancer in this country in a week. Only heart disease was likely to kill more people that week.



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By Rico Cleffy, Indypendent. org. As the number of those infected with COVID-19 continues to climb in New York — stressing the state’s already underfunded, understaffed and ill-equipped hospital system — we spoke with Maurice Selby, an ER doctor at two hospitals, one in Brooklyn, the other in Long Island. In an average week, Dr. Selby is averaging three, 12-14 hour shifts at the Long Island facility, which is private, and at least one per-diem shift in Brooklyn at a public medical center. On the condition that we not publish the names of his employers, The Indypendent interviewed Dr. Selby at length, first at the end of March and...-more- (https://popularresistance.org/brooklyn-er-doctor-life-and-death-on-the-frontlines-of-covid-19/)


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By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. When black people need medical care they are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. The ferocity of anti-black racism is such that even an effort to spare one’s life can still end in death. Medical professionals are no more enlightened than anyone else and often join in meting out the harshest treatment possible for black people.  Black workers are less likely to be able to quarantine during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Instead, men and women who work in fields such as mass transit, the postal service, retail, and in health care itself are exposing themselves to the COVID-19 virus. -more- (https://popularresistance.org/covid-19-and-deadly-health-care-for-black-people/)


(https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Pe3zKRYhcO9cbjf3x7eOYbBjv6NDkG5F9tN9b6dchuy-aKruC9NvxbuXn2Qq_IgXSKHNqlD6gP7FC8283ILNtebGt4LGhzNq_3SK2G7DgGrqKn1TdMVkkAefc0mYRATK01eqGHa0M3PYC7MykAcZLxcZQHdAEw-yDDvkoe0GdUVrYGjFnllDcRn3pQ=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/virusresponse_twittercard2-e1587048638700-150x150.png) The Failing Four: Prison Officials Attempt To 'Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus'
By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org. The Coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the lives of people all over the world, especially those in prison. While the CDC has posted their recommendations for all people to follow, prisoners have no freedom to protect themselves from the spread. People in prison are limited in their ability to keep a safe distance from others, receive medical care, keep in contact with their loved ones or even get access to preventative products like hand sanitizers and soaps. The situation in prison is getting worse by the week. Over the past month the number of cases in prison have.. -more- (https://popularresistance.org/the-failing-four-prison-officials-attempt-to-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus/)


(https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/8y6mWryltkWc9h5BK-u8hz-i_v_jBQRUKMAXLzKvFdFOFpbST9Ho1D9Xq43aEDPJ5nLYQng03JeyH-dTdGDwxOu8d8u-O4wITtiP5QVB4tm-RJ8Q3zqMkPiC_CPFuxSv6RX4JG6sBNgzxbEleQEAntdOMul6tQ=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/aecj1-e1587047467489-150x150.jpg) Amazon Fires Employees Who Spoke Out About COVID-19 And Climate Change
By Zoya Teirstein, Grist.org. Amazon is trying to establish itself as the most essential of essential businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. But the tech giant is struggling to keep a lid on internal turmoil, both at its warehouses, where workers say they’re not being adequately protected from COVID-19, and at its corporate offices, where a showdown between tech employees and management over the company’s climate policies reached a tipping point last week. Last Friday afternoon, Amazon fired two of its tech employees after they publicly criticized its coronavirus policies. Those employees, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, both... -more- (https://popularresistance.org/amazon-fires-employees-who-spoke-out-about-covid-19-and-climate-change/)


(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/_7exd37-ITIIIHkJFuKOAiYnmZn_peRNHVDACZsynDfzsq__Sbem-FQTgg1phwBv5igTQC5Zoex2KW8spAFvbD1Rm1oSsdznPXU3u3xt-b0mpDIgitqhDw59M46_oiXFuDHzcsElYLKbC5Bxur39GdK8pF2o-WQAQR3a5f8-cq4egS2m9fv8AUt8sg=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/interior_of_waffle_house-2-e1587050963569-150x150.jpg) Waffle House Puts Profits Over People In The COVID Era
By Liberation Staff Asheville, Liberation News. Waffle House, like many struggling industries across the country, has chosen to place the burden of its lost profits on the shoulders of those who keep it running every day of the year. COVID-19 has brought opportunity again and again for corporate entities and long-standing business empires to ravage the pockets of their workers, those whose labor has lined corporate pockets for generations. The capitalist class has, not unexpectedly, proven itself unwilling to place human lives over profit-hoarding and welfare for the rich. The Party for Socialism and Liberation’s own Jason Carroll reports... -more- (https://popularresistance.org/waffle-house-puts-profits-over-people-in-the-covid-era/)


(https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/2nBhVb8UVMSopNEsLzA8h7EDV91QEtxOsCE86ubKtzaVqE-iDyN19xpVfw-nlgJ8LxoLBrJr-k_Zh66zj6Vyh6KBm9FbdiEBEfy3o1Ofa6p53wKn8h0Fwj19PP37g3Od6g6YwZQ0YItHodRfa0d9wP2lPTUzvEAIcFj3oyzDecqaxI9cl1M=s0-d-e1-ft#https://popularresistance-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/mcdonald-strike041320-e1587044351299-150x150.jpg) Dozens Of Strikes Say, ‘No Safety, No Work!’
By Martha Grevatt, Workers World. As the death toll climbs, workers deemed “essential” have staged at least 75 separate job actions since the Chipotle walkout. Walkouts, sickouts, sit-ins and, most recently, car and social-distance pickets have involved people from a wide range of occupations. In addition to many fast food workers, those protesting include workers in health care, construction, manufacturing, meat and poultry processing, retail, warehouses, public transit, bars and restaurants, water and sewage, beverage bottling, nursing home care and more. Common demands of the walkouts are for employer-provided... -more- (https://popularresistance.org/dozens-of-strikes-say-no-safety-no-work/)
Title: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Gives a Coronavirus Update
Post by: AGelbert on April 18, 2020, 06:36:20 pm
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Gives a Coronavirus Update | LIVE | NowThis
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HAPPENING NOW—TRUDEAU UPDATE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers updates on the country’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. As Trump rushes to reopen America, Trudeau has made clear that they could not discuss loosening U.S.-Canadian border restrictions for ‘a significant amount of time.’ Canada currently has 32,857 confirmed cases of COVID-19; the U.S. has more than 700,000.



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Title: But there’s another meatpacking plant that has had four deaths: a Tyson’s Food plant in Camilla, GA.
Post by: AGelbert on April 19, 2020, 12:33:20 pm
April 18, 2020/27 Comments/in Class War, COVID-19, Food /by emptywheel

SNIPPETS:

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The CEO of Tyson Foods,  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) Dean Banks, is one of the CEOs 🦀 Trump claims to be consulting on how to reopen the country. Yet his plants are responsible for two clusters of COVID. ... ...

😈 Trump and 🐍 Tyson Foods seem to think these workers are expendable. But if food plants continue to cause clusters like this, it’ll not only shut down key parts of the food supply, but create clusters of COVID-19 in rural areas that are far less equipped to deal with it.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1692935.gif)

RURAL COVID-19: THE TYSON FOOD CLUSTERS (https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/04/18/rural-covid-19-the-tyson-food-clusters/)
Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 19, 2020, 12:53:29 pm
COVID-19 April 19, 2020

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Title: COVID-19 Pandemic 👉 What a 🏴☠️ deadly difference a month makes 😱
Post by: AGelbert on April 20, 2020, 04:12:35 pm
COVID-19 ONE MONTH AGO:

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COVID-19 TODAY, April 20, 2020
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Title: Finding 🗽 Hope During The COVID-19 🏴 Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 20, 2020, 05:21:39 pm
Finding 🗽 Hope During The COVID-19 🏴 Pandemic
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Dr. Gerald Horne says workers organizing and fighting for basic rights offer hope during the coronavirus pandemic, increasingly catastrophic government response, dire economic outlook, and two unappealing options at the ballot box in November.

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Title: Not so Greatest but latest on the Coronavirus and Abrupt Climate Change
Post by: AGelbert on April 20, 2020, 11:10:07 pm
Not so Greatest but latest on the Coronavirus and Abrupt Climate Change
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Second in a new series of 4 videos (now 5) on my latest climate change and coronavirus musings. Topics: Arctic polar vortex collapse spilling cold dry air south into US Deep South, clashing with warm humid air moving north from crazily warm Gulf of Mexico Sea-Surface Temperature anomaly 2.25 C, creating huge storms with tornado outbreaks, including a huge pair (2 mile wide; 1 mile wide) cutting up to 80 mile devastation swath. 5 C temperature anomaly over huge Eurasian region. Dimming? Why coronavirus spread is huge; prion-like features :o and “wet-noodle” stickiness. Large China contact tracing study on how spread is indoors, NOT outdoors.

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Title: Coronavirus: Learning How to Dance
Post by: AGelbert on April 21, 2020, 11:48:29 am
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Coronavirus: Learning How to Dance

Part 1: A Dancing Masterclass, or What We Can Learn from Countries Around the World
Tomas Pueyo

Apr 20, 2020 · 18 min read

SNIPPET:

A month ago we sounded the alarm with Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now. After that, we asked countries to buy us time with Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance and looked in detail at the US situation with Coronavirus: Out of Many, One. Together, these articles have been viewed by over 60 million people and translated into over 40 languages. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-1655102.gif)


Since then, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has grown twentyfold, from 125,000 to over 2.5 million. Billions of people around the world are under the Hammer: Their governments have implemented heavy social distancing measures to quench the spread of the virus.

Most did the right thing: The Hammer was the right decision. It bought us time to reduce the epidemic and to figure out what to do during the next phase, the Dance, in which we relax the harsh social distancing measures in a careful way to avoid a second outbreak. But the Hammer is hard. Millions have lost their jobs, their income, their savings, their businesses, their freedom. The world needs answers:

When is this over?  ???

When do we relax these measures and go back to the new normal?   ???

What will it take?  ???

What will life be like? (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714191404.bmp)

When do we get to dance? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163123-16662165.gif)

This article will explain when, and how, we will dance. Specifically, we will discover:

1. What can we learn from the experiences of countries around the world?

2. What measures will we need to implement during the dance, so we can get back to a new normal? At what cost?

3. How can we make them a reality?

Here’s what you’ll learn:

The Hammer has bought us time. Millions have been saved.
Now we know what we need to do to dance.
Many countries have shown us the path.
We can learn from their successes and from their failures.
In fact, we can dance for pretty cheap.
We likely won’t need to keep businesses and schools closed.
But we need to know exactly what these measures are, because we need to prepare for them now.
Governments have a major role to play.
Most haven’t done what they need to do yet.
They are antsy to get back to normal, so they’re rushing without being ready.
Many will have a second outbreak.
If we do it right, in a few weeks we can get back to a new normal.
Our lives will change for a year or so, but these changes will be reasonable.

They will allow us to avoid both massive deaths and economic collapse. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)


This article has exploded into the size of a little book, so instead of releasing it all at once, we will release one section per day. If you don’t want to miss any article, sign up for the newsletter. Today, we are releasing the 1st part of the article: A Dancing Masterclass.

Let’s do it.

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Title: COVID-19 🏴 Pandemic Global Case Count 😷 Exceeds 2.5 MILLION 😬
Post by: AGelbert on April 21, 2020, 12:51:07 pm
April 21, 2020 👉 COVID-19  Global Case Count 😷 Exceeds 🏴 2.5 MILLION 😬
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Title: large donations from the Gates Foundation include GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, IBM, Vodafone, Scholast
Post by: AGelbert on April 21, 2020, 08:08:27 pm
 
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April 21, 2020

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

SNIPPET:

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► Bill Gates’ answers to the problems of the world are consistently focused on building corporate profits through toxic means, be it chemical agriculture and GMOs, or pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines

► Gates has used “charity” as a way to gain tremendous political power

► The true beneficiaries of Gates' philanthropic endeavors tend to be those who are already rich beyond comprehension, including Gates’ own charitable 😉 foundation

► Over the past 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates  (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg) Foundation has given 😉 close to $250 million in charitable grants to companies in which the foundation holds corporate stocks and bonds, yet it gets tax breaks for the charitable donations it makes money from (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif)

► Vaccines are one of Gates’ mainstay “solutions” to most diseases. Gates has gone on record saying the U.S. needs disease surveillance and a national tracking system that could involve vaccine records embedded in our bodies


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Bill Gates — Most Dangerous Philanthropist(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png) in Modern History? (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/21/bill-gates-political-power.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200421Z1&et_cid=DM514875&et_rid=855750280)
Title: COVID-19: The Heros and the Hurting
Post by: AGelbert on April 21, 2020, 09:35:47 pm
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Hospital staff in Spain surprised and celebrated a taxi driver who has driven countless patients to the hospital for free.
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In US news and current events today, inmates share what it’s like living in crowded facilities amid calls for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are 2.2 million people serving time in prisons and jails in the U.S. almost 175,000 of which are in the federal system. Inside many of these facilities, tensions are rising as inmates push back against an apparent lack of proper care or concern for the disease. Here are their stories, experiences, and fears.
Title: Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others
Post by: Surly1 on April 22, 2020, 08:00:50 am
Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/coronavirus-immune-response/610228/)
COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled.


James Hamblin April 21, 2020

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The COVID-19 crash comes suddenly. In early March, the 37-year-old writer F. T. Kola began to feel mildly ill, with a fever and body aches. To be safe, she isolated herself at home in San Francisco. Life continued apace for a week, until one day she tried to load her dishwasher and felt strangely exhausted.

Her doctor recommended that she go to Stanford University’s drive-through coronavirus testing site. “I remember waiting in my car, and the doctors in their intense [protective equipment] coming towards me like a scene out of Contagion,” she told me when we spoke for The Atlantic’s podcast Social Distance. “I felt like I was a biohazard—and I was.” The doctors stuck a long swab into the back of her nose and sent her home to await results.

Lying in bed that night, she began to shake, overtaken by the most intense chills of her life. “My teeth were chattering so hard that I was really afraid they would break,” she said. Then she started to hallucinate. “I thought I was holding a very big spoon for some reason, and I kept thinking, Where am I going to put my spoon down?”

An ambulance raced her to the hospital, where she spent three days in the ICU, before being moved to a newly created coronavirus-only ward. Sometimes she barely felt sick at all, and other times she felt on the verge of death. But after two weeks in the hospital, she walked out. Now, as the death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to more than 150,000 people globally, Kola has flashes of guilt and disbelief: “Why did my lungs make it through this? Why did I go home? Why am I okay now?”COVID-19 is, in many ways, proving to be a disease of uncertainty. According to a new study from Italy, some 43 percent of people with the virus have no symptoms. Among those who do develop symptoms, it is common to feel sick in uncomfortable but familiar ways—congestion, fever, aches, and general malaise. Many people start to feel a little bit better. Then, for many, comes a dramatic tipping point. “Some people really fall off the cliff, and we don’t have good predictors of who it’s going to happen to,” Stephen Thomas, the chair of infectious diseases at Upstate University Hospital, told me. Those people will become short of breath, their heart racing and mind detached from reality. They experience organ failure and spend weeks in the ICU, if they survive at all.

Meanwhile, many others simply keep feeling better and eventually totally recover. Kola’s friend Karan Mahajan, an author based in Providence, Rhode Island, contracted the virus at almost the same time she did. In stark contrast to Kola, he said, “My case ended up feeling like a mild flu that lasted for two weeks. And then it faded after that.”

“There’s a big difference in how people handle this virus,” says Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and the director of the Center for Global Communicable Diseases at Northwestern University. “It’s very unusual. None of this variability really fits with any other diseases we’re used to dealing with.”

This degree of uncertainty has less to do with the virus itself than how our bodies respond to it. As Murphy puts it, when doctors see this sort of variation in disease severity, “that’s not the virus; that’s the host.” Since the beginning of the pandemic, people around the world have heard the message that older and chronically ill people are most likely to die from COVID-19. But that is far from a complete picture of who is at risk of life-threatening disease. Understanding exactly how and why some people get so sick while others feel almost nothing will be the key to treatment.

Hope has been put in drugs that attempt to slow the replication of the virus—those currently in clinical trials like remdesivir, ivermectin, and hydroxychloroquine. But with the flu and most other viral diseases, antiviral medications are often effective only early in the disease. Once the virus has spread widely within our body, our own immune system becomes the thing that more urgently threatens to kill us. That response cannot be fully controlled. But it can be modulated and improved.

One of the common, perplexing experiences of COVID-19 is the loss of smell—and, then, taste. “Eating pizza was like eating cardboard,” Mahajan told me. Any common cold that causes congestion can alter these sensations to some degree. But a near-total breakdown of taste and smell is happening with coronavirus infections even in the absence of other symptoms.

Jonathan Aviv, an ear, nose, and throat doctor based in New York, told me he has seen a surge in young people coming to him with a sudden inability to taste. He’s unsure what to tell them about what’s going on. “The non-scary scenario is that the inflammatory effect of the infection is temporarily altering the function of the olfactory nerve,” he said. “The scarier possibility is that the virus is attacking the nerve itself.” Viruses that attack nerves can cause long-term impairment, and could affect other parts of the nervous system. The coronavirus has already been reported to precipitate inflammation in the brain that leads to permanent damage.

Though SARS-CoV-2 (the new coronavirus) isn’t reported to invade the brain and spine directly, its predecessor SARS-CoV seems to have that capacity. If nerve cells are spared by the new virus, they would be among the few that are. When the coronavirus attaches to cells, it hooks on and breaks through, then starts to replicate. It does so especially well in the cells of the nasopharynx and down into the lungs, but is also known to act on the cells of the liver, bowels, and heart. The virus spreads around the body for days or weeks in a sort of stealth mode, taking over host cells while evading the immune response. It can take a week or two for the body to fully recognize the extent to which it has been overwhelmed. At this point, its reaction is often not calm and measured. The immune system goes into a hyperreactive state, pulling all available alarms to mobilize the body’s defense mechanisms. This is when people suddenly crash.

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Title: Himalayas Visible For The First Time In 30 Years In India 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 22, 2020, 12:30:38 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Less air pollution 👍 from the COVID-19 worldwide lockdown has some aesthetic, as well as mammalian pulmonary health, benefits. 🌞

CleanTechnica

April 21st, 2020 by Johnna Crider

SNIPPET:

The view from Pathankot, India, usually doesn’t include the Himalayas due to the high pollution levels there, but that has changed as these levels have dropped to a large degree. This is due to people being on lockdown in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus threatening lives around the world. Residents in northern India can see the majestic Himalayas that are 200 kilometers away for the first time in 30 years.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUxOtdjWoAIa1op?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Khawar S Khawaja @khawajaks 11:20 AM - Apr 4, 2020 A picture captured today from sialkot LOC . Kashmir mountains. This kind of clear we are seeing after around more than 30 years

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Himalayas Visible For The First Time In 30 Years In India (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-141113185701.png)
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 22, 2020, 12:52:05 pm
April 22, 2020
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Title: ... pandemic illiterates who still compare Covid-19 to the flu, car crashes, heart disease etc.
Post by: AGelbert on April 22, 2020, 02:19:15 pm
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Corporations have obligations to their employees and customers. One of those obligations is to have a safe working environment and place to do business.

Corporations who do not give a damn if their employees spread fatal diseases will face a myriad of lawsuits. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

April 22, 2020

SNIPPET:

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Every day I am barraged with Tweets by pandemic illiterates who still compare Covid-19 to the flu, car crashes, heart disease etc.

The same illiterates point to easily debunked articles that claim the number of deaths is overstated and the models are totally wrong.

The above chart shows just how foolish these pandemic non-believers are.

Here's a second chart of New York that does the same.

Full article:

Covid-19 Deaths In Context and the Absurdity of Flu Comparisons (https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/covid-19-deaths-in-context-and-the-absurdity-of-flu-comparisons-ClxUEHkoOkWfZPNO2X9Jow)

Agelbert NOTE: A bunch of idiots are going to open up in places like Georgia this friday or this weekend. Adding 14 days of COVID-19 asymptomatic contagion to this weekend gives us May 9, 2020 (plus or minus a day or two). THAT is the day when the infected count will massively surge in those places foolish and greedy enough to open up prematurely.

As happened way back in 1918, when they tried to do the same thing at around the same time in the Spring (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/historical-documentaries/msg16349/#msg16349), a lot of businesses will close down in full panic mode, too late to stop many, many deaths. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-1648302.gif)

Back then, the authorities continued to downplay the Pandemic and lie daily about the newly infected and dead. So, don't cheer when May 9, 2020 rolls around and you don't see any jump in the numbers. Wait a week or so for the, uh, "revised" counts to begin to appear.

It's harder for the authorities to cover Pandemic Deaths now than a century ago, but that will not stop them from trying. The morally bankrupt ideology of the business community has not changed in any way in the last century. All who open now will soon rue the day that they did, though they, like 😈 Trump, will never admit it publicly, but instead will disingenuously work with the 👹 complicit media to shift the blame to (i.e. black and brown immigrants, black and brown poor, black and brown "irresponsibly asymptomatic contagion spreaders", etc. - do you see a trend there?) anybody but themselves.

I think 🦀 Trump pretty well knows the numbers will jump and he will be rightly blamed for all the new COVID-19 mayhem, in addition to the well placed blame he has for all the COVID-19 infections and deaths in the USA to date. That is why he is busy working up a (phony) War distraction (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/geopolitics/war-provocations-and-peace-actions/msg16440/#msg16440).

Look where the USA is on the graphic below. If a lot of businesses open up now, where do you think the ball representing the USA is gonna 🚀 GO?

Where Different Countries Stand on the COVID-19 Hammer and the Dance Phases
(https://miro.medium.com/max/2000/0*RGMgVVYA2gzfUI7T)
https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-learning-how-to-dance-b8420170203e
Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 23, 2020, 01:38:22 pm
April 23, 2020
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Title: Mr. Fish's Catch of the Day: Masking the Smell
Post by: AGelbert on April 23, 2020, 03:36:57 pm
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Title: Lysol manufacturer warns against internal use after Trump comments
Post by: Surly1 on April 24, 2020, 08:00:07 am
This is where we are, and this is what we've come to.
Are we Great yet?

Lysol manufacturer warns against internal use after Trump comments (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/lysol-manufacturer-warns-against-internal-use-after-trump-comments-n1191586?fbclid=IwAR09KkiLrpF_RhDZDHdWwS6ckmZ42ZYYZLFQFYe_p98mh-rp_E-Ujw-JoSk)
A spokesperson for the cleaning product company said it had a responsibility to give accurate info to the public.


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April 24, 2020, 6:50 AM EDT / Updated April 24, 2020, 7:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — The manufacturer for Lysol, a disinfectant spray and cleaning product, issued a statement warning against any internal use after President Donald Trump suggested that people could get an "injection" of "the disinfectant that knocks (coronavirus) out in a minute."

"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)," said a spokesperson for Reckitt Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol, in a statement to NBC News.

"As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information," the statement continued, adding that the company believes it has a "responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts."

At the White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday, Trump suggested that people could be treated with "ultraviolet or just a very powerful light" to kill the virus after a presentation from a medical expert showed that the virus might not live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. Trump then also mentioned an "injection" of "disinfectant" to deter the virus.

"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that."

Trump did not specify the kind of disinfectant.

Medical professionals were quick to dispute Trump's claims as "irresponsible" and "dangerous."

“This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it’s dangerous," said Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist, global health policy expert and an NBC News and MSNBC contributor.

"It’s a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves," Gupta added.
Title: .. injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and dangerous
Post by: AGelbert on April 24, 2020, 12:27:51 pm
This is where we are, and this is what we've come to.
Are we Great yet?


Lysol manufacturer warns against internal use after 🦀 Trump comments (https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/lysol-manufacturer-warns-against-internal-use-after-trump-comments-n1191586?fbclid=IwAR09KkiLrpF_RhDZDHdWwS6ckmZ42ZYYZLFQFYe_p98mh-rp_E-Ujw-JoSk)
A spokesperson for the cleaning product company said it had a responsibility to give accurate info to the public.

(https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2020_17/3322481/200424-lysol-mc-1143_ec37d07c55f620a42204bed8c2c73181.fit-2000w.jpg)
April 24, 2020, 6:50 AM EDT / Updated April 24, 2020, 7:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — The manufacturer for Lysol, a disinfectant spray and cleaning product, issued a statement warning against any internal use after President Donald Trump suggested that people could get an "injection" of "the disinfectant that knocks (coronavirus) out in a minute."

"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)," said a spokesperson for Reckitt Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol, in a statement to NBC News.

"As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information," the statement continued, adding that the company believes it has a "responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts."

At the White House coronavirus briefing on Thursday, Trump suggested that people could be treated with "ultraviolet or just a very powerful light" to kill the virus after a presentation from a medical expert showed that the virus might not live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. Trump then also mentioned an "injection" of "disinfectant" to deter the virus.

"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that."

Trump did not specify the kind of disinfectant.

Medical professionals were quick to dispute Trump's claims as "irresponsible" and "dangerous."

This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it’s dangerous," said Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist, global health policy expert and an NBC News and MSNBC contributor.

"It’s a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves," Gupta added.


Yep. My wife scolded her sister-in-law and brother down in Puerto Rico on exactly that almost two weeks ago. You see, they do the grocery shopping for Carmen's mother, who is high risk due to age and hypertension. Well, they bragged to Carmen about how careful they were to keep Carmen's mom, and themselves, from catching COVID-19. After leaving the supermarlet, they would put all the groceries in the trunk, spray the bags and contents, exposed fruit and all, liberally with Lysol, AND THEN CLOSE THE TRUNK!!! Their "logic" was that the toxic environment inside the trunk would kill off all the COVID-19 on the way home, at which time they would wipe off the excess Lysol before giving the groceries to Carmen's mom. After Carmen nearly fainted on the phone, she went into a rant on how said procedure was going to kill them and her mom long before COVID-19 had a chance to do it. Her brother said it was better to die from lysol poisoning than COVID-19... (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132421-16911675.gif)

Maybe that was just his injured pride. He is not stupid. Carmen softened her tone and explained how they could use Lysol without threatening their health. They parted friends, as usual. Carmen then called her mom and warned her to do her best to rinse fruit thoroughly and carefully discard grocery wrappings, after which she must wash her hands for at least 20 seconds. I am certain that she, being as methodical as Carmen, listened.
Title: US PASSES 50 THOUSAND COVID-19 DEATHS 🏴☠️
Post by: AGelbert on April 24, 2020, 12:53:07 pm
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April 24 2020 US PASSES 50 THOUSAND  🏴☠️ DEATHS
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Title: April 25 2020 🚩 World COVID-19 🏴 Pandemic Case Count JUMPS over 100,000❗ 😨
Post by: AGelbert on April 25, 2020, 01:54:52 pm
April 25 2020 🚩 World COVID-19 New Daily Case Count JUMPS over 100,000❗ 😨
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Title: Surviving a Serious Case of COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on April 25, 2020, 02:05:47 pm
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Surviving a Serious Case of COVID-19

(https://www.uvmhealth.org/PublishingImages/Coronavirus-Site/blog-covid19-RichardPritsky-KissMeKate.jpg)
Richard Pritsky performing in a community theater production of Kiss Me Kate.

Posted April 22, 2020 by UVM Medical Center

SNIPPETS:

Three days after he was put on a mechanical ventilator, Richard Pritsky awakened to see members of his care team assembled around his bed at UVM Medical Center, the unmistakable look of relief in their eyes. He had been successfully extubated, brought out of deep sedation, and was breathing on his own.

At 74, Pritsky realized he would survive the severe case of COVID-19 that had taken him by surprise. “They got me through, it’s pretty amazing,” he says. “This is a crazy disease. Anyone who says it’s like the flu – this is nothing like any bad flu I’ve ever had.”

The symptoms started around March 19, and were mild at first. “I was feeling a little weird,” he recalls. “I thought maybe I was coming down with my usual spring sinus infection.” In the mornings, his nose was a bit stuffy, he felt slightly feverish and he was a tad short of breath. But by afternoon, he felt fine. This went on for 10 days, and it never crossed his mind he’d been infected with the new coronavirus – he had not traveled or been in close contact with anyone who was sick.

Everything changed on March 29. “I woke up and it was like I’d dropped off the end of a cliff. Suddenly, I could barely breathe,” says Pritsky, an IBM retiree who leads an active lifestyle cycling, taking dance lessons and acting in community theater. “And then I made a stupid decision and drove myself to urgent care.” In retrospect, he says, he should have followed the guidelines for people experiencing severe respiratory distress and called 911. ... ...

“It’s never a done deal that they will recover at that point. There’s still a risk of them developing another pneumonia and other patients have had to be intubated again,” says Dr. Gardner, adding that Pritsky also suffered a pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, while on the ventilator and required a chest tube.

ICU Director Mary Ellen Antkowiak says there is still a lot to learn about this new disease, there is no proven effective treatment, and guidelines have been variable about treatment approaches to try. “We haven’t found that there’s one magical thing we’re doing that helps more than others,” she explains. “But it’s really important to be able to look at each patient and see how they’re responding to a certain mode or therapy, and then be able to adapt.

Dr. Antkowiak adds: “We’ve been really fortunate that the people of Vermont have listened and abided by social distancing, and because of that we have been able to focus our care on fewer patients.”

While in the ICU, Pritsky was treated with steroids and, antibiotics. He was also given the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which may help reduce inflammation in certain patients, Dr. Gardner says. He was also given blood thinners to prevent clotting.

After the ICU, he was put on a relatively high level of nasal cannula oxygen support, which was ratcheted down over the five or six days he was on the COVID-19 step-down unit under Dr. Gardner’s care. As his mobility improved, Pritsky was able to stop taking the blood thinners.

“Mr. Pritsky was the first really sick patient that I’ve been able to discharge to go home,” Dr. Gardner continues. “My initial experience treating these patients was demoralizing, we lost several patients early on. We’ve since had a handful of patients who have been on a ventilator that have come off and recovered. Seeing really sick patients get better, it provides a sense of relief.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif)

Full article:

https://www.uvmhealth.org/Pages/Coronavirus/Staying-Healthy/Surviving-Serious-Case-COVID-19.aspx
Title: 🚨 Supreme Leader Of North Korea Kim Jong Un Suspected Dead⁉️ 😲
Post by: AGelbert on April 25, 2020, 04:54:11 pm
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 26, 2020, 11:55:56 am
April 26 2020
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Title: SARS-CoV-2 — A Biological Warfare Weapon?
Post by: AGelbert on April 26, 2020, 12:25:46 pm
SARS-CoV-2 — A Biological Warfare Weapon?

April 26, 2020 Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, believes COVID-19 is a weaponized pathogen that escaped from Wuhan City’s Biosafety Level (BSL) 4 facility

► A Lancet paper published by physicians who treated some of the first COVID-19 patients in China showed that patient zero, the one believed to have started the transmission, was nowhere near the Wuhan seafood market. What’s more, there were no bats sold in or even close to the market

► SARS-CoV-2 appears to be a benign bat coronavirus modified to integrate spike proteins that allows the virus to enter human cells by attaching to ACE-2 receptors

► The virus also appears to have been modified to integrate an envelope protein from HIV called GP141, which tends to impair the immune system. A third modification appears to involve nanotechnology, which allows the virus to remain airborne longer

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Video and full article: 👀 (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/04/26/is-coronavirus-a-biological-weapon.aspx)
Title: 📢 Worldwide COVID-19 Infected Vastly Undercounted 👉 RYSTAD REPORT 😷 😵
Post by: AGelbert on April 26, 2020, 04:56:33 pm
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RYSTAD REPORT 📢 39 MILLION INFECTED as of April 15, 2020! 😷 😵
https://www.rystadenergy.com/globalassets/pdfs/rystad-energy_covid-19-report_15-april_2020_final-public-version.pdf


Is 🦕🦖 Big Oil finally getting stranded? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 27, 2020, 01:26:41 pm
April 27 2020
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Title: How Historical Trauma And Structural Inequality Help Spread COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on April 27, 2020, 03:35:53 pm
How Historical Trauma And Structural Inequality Help Spread COVID-19
April 27, 2020

Historical and generational trauma affect Black and other marginalized communities, and ongoing inequality is making the coronavirus pandemic worse among those groups.

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Title: Essentially Screwed
Post by: AGelbert on April 27, 2020, 03:56:09 pm
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Title: 📢 Just cut your own damn hair, Karen.
Post by: AGelbert on April 27, 2020, 05:59:38 pm
 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200317134631.png)

Reopening the US economy would cripple the economy

Just cut your own damn hair, Karen.


Alexandru Micu by Alexandru Micu  April 27, 2020 in Science

SNIPPET:

While people around the world are doing their best to bear with the economic burden of COVID-19, a handful of politicians, including US President (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/780_9adc777a0e08428257b76ece69d18ee52006bb5e39d60d966bb2440d29d17641.jpeg) Donald Trump, are arguing for “reopening the economy”.

A new study led by researchers City University of New York (CUNY) along with the Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit (ID-CORE) at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute reports that a wider spread of the coronavirus could cost hundreds of billions of dollars in direct medical expenses alone as the current number of hospital beds and ventilators won’t be enough to cover demand.

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Title: US passes ONE MILLION COVID-19 CASES
Post by: AGelbert on April 28, 2020, 11:43:36 am
April 28 2020 US passes ONE MILLION COVID-19 CASES
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Title: NOTE: The reality is that many health professionals in the United States have already left medicine.
Post by: AGelbert on April 28, 2020, 06:45:48 pm
Quote
NOTE: The reality is that many health professionals in the United States have already left medicine. At least, they have left direct patient care for one of the many administrative positions that exist in our highly bureaucratic and complex market-driven system.

Even before the pandemic, the healthcare system in the United States was broken. Physician burnout was rising and a new term entered the field, “moral injury,” a term typically reserved for soldiers in the military. How long can one last in a system that runs counter to everything you were trained to do – to provide care to patients?

So many changes need to be made right now, and as soon as we realize they aren’t going to be made unless we make them and that we have the power to make them, we can get to the work of creating a society that supports life instead of allowing the making of profits in a system that is designed to extinguish life, whether directly or indirectly.  – MF

By 👩‍⚕️ Michele Harper

April 26, 2020  😓

WHEN THIS WAR IS OVER, MANY OF US WILL LEAVE MEDICINE (https://popularresistance.org/when-this-war-is-over-many-of-us-will-leave-medicine/)
Title: US Total Hospitalized Drops 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on April 29, 2020, 12:01:20 pm
April 28, 2020 US passes ONE MILLION COVID-19 CASES

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Title: Libby Watson: What the Pandemic Exposes
Post by: AGelbert on April 29, 2020, 12:20:46 pm
Libby Watson: What the Pandemic Exposes
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Title: Coronavirus epidemiology with 👨‍⚕️ Jeff Shaman and 🔬 Vincent Racaniello
Post by: AGelbert on April 29, 2020, 06:05:08 pm
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Jeff Shaman returns to TWiV to explain why more SARS-CoV-2 testing and contact tracing is needed to stop the pandemic, and provide insights on immunity and reinfection from seasonal CoVs, the problems with antibody tests, and what to expect in the coming months.
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on April 30, 2020, 05:34:19 pm
April 29, 2020 US Total Hospitalized Drops (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif)
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April 30, 2020 US Total Hospitalized no longer shown - Cummulative per state shown instead
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Title: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Slams Mitch McConnell over Blocking Coronavirus Aid for Dem States
Post by: AGelbert on April 30, 2020, 06:08:59 pm
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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid into Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for standing in the way of emergency funding for Democratic states amid COVID-19.
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In US news and current events today, states across the U.S. are struggling to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. New York state has been hit especially hard, as coronavirus cases across the state and New York City increase. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who holds coronavirus press briefings regularly, has called out Donald Trump and the Trump admin for its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Title: 🚨 A PROMISING TREATMENT BEING CENSURED❗
Post by: AGelbert on April 30, 2020, 08:16:22 pm
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🚨 A PROMISING TREATMENT BEING CENSURED❗

A sincere doctor trying to figure it out – removed from his ICU duties


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Title: Cuba Creates Super Drug To Treat COVID-19..Here's Why You Probably Can't Get It
Post by: AGelbert on May 01, 2020, 12:29:11 pm
April 30, 2020

Cuba Creates Super Drug To Treat COVID-19..Here's Why You Probably Can't Get It (https://www.rokfin.com/post/11763)
Title: May 1,2020 US COVID-19 Total Cases 😷 PASSES ONE MILLION 😖
Post by: AGelbert on May 01, 2020, 12:35:55 pm
May 1,2020  US COVID-19 Total Cases 😷 PASSES ONE MILLION 😖
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Agelbert NOTE: This is the American (Medical Industrial Complex = EXPENSIVE instead of nearly free as in Cuba) version of the Drug Cuba has been using successfully to treat COVID-19 patients:

Interferon alfa-2b

US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of administration   Subcutaneous, intramuscular
ATC code   
L03AB05 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status   
UK: POM (Prescription only)
US: ℞-only
Identifiers
IUPHAR/BPS   
8338
DrugBank   
DB00105 ☒
ChemSpider   
none
ChEMBL   
ChEMBL1201558 ☒

Interferon alfa-2b is an antiviral or antineoplastic drug. It is a recombinant form of the protein Interferon alpha-2 that was originally sequenced and produced recombinantly in E. coli[1] in the laboratory of Charles Weissmann at the University of Zurich, in 1980.[2][3] It was developed at Biogen, and ultimately marketed by Schering-Plough under the trade name Intron-A. It was also produced in 1986 in recombinant human form, in the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Havana, Cuba, under the name Heberon® Alfa R[4].

It has been used for a wide range of indications, including viral infections and cancers. This drug is approved around the world for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, hairy cell leukemia, Behçet's disease, chronic myelogenous leukemia, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma, carcinoid tumor, mastocytosis and malignant melanoma.

The medication is being used in clinical trials to treat patients with SARS-CoV-2[5] although there are no yet published results of those trials on peer-reviewed scientific literature.

So far, two non-peer reviewed research articles have been published. One study at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, showed evidence of a direct anti-viral effect of Interferon alpha against novel Coronavirus in vitro. The study demonstrated around 10,000 fold reduction in the quantity of virus that was pre-treated with Interferon alpha 48 hours earlier. A second study by universities in China, Australia and Canada analysed 77 moderate COVID-19 subjects in Wuhan and observed that those who received Interferon alpha-2b showed a significant reduction in the duration of virus shedding period and even in levels of the inflammatory cytokine, IL-6. [6] [7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon_alfa-2b
Title: host Glenn Greenwald does a deep dive on the combined crisis of coronavirus, economic upheaval and a
Post by: AGelbert on May 01, 2020, 02:53:46 pm
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In the fifth episode of The Intercept's weekly show, host Glenn Greenwald does a deep dive on the combined crisis of coronavirus, economic upheaval and a grave corruption scandal that is shaking Brazil. Watch as Glenn ties together the different sides of this crisis, and how it is affecting the biggest country in South America.


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Title: Domestic Workers Struggle to Make Ends Meet During COVID-19
Post by: AGelbert on May 01, 2020, 05:22:28 pm
Domestic Workers Struggle to Make Ends Meet During COVID-19 | NowThis
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‘I can’t even sleep at night to figure out which bills to pay or not pay.’ — America’s 2.5 million domestic workers are facing unprecedented financial and health risks to make ends meet during COVID-19.
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In US news and current events today, these domestic workers face dangerous financial & health risks as they struggle to make ends meet amid the pandemic. Watch this video to learn about the obstacles Covid-19 is creating for domestic workers and learn how to better support them.

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Title: 😈 Trump Administration Spreading The 🏴☠️ Pandemic With Air Deportation Flights❗
Post by: AGelbert on May 01, 2020, 07:08:36 pm
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Title: COVID-19 MAY 2, 2020 🏴 GLOBAL DEATHS EXCEED PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITON DEATHS ☠️
Post by: AGelbert on May 02, 2020, 12:48:00 pm
May 2,2020 🏴 COVID-19 MAY 2, 2020 🏴 GLOBAL DEATHS EXCEED 2017 ANNUAL PROTEIN-ENERGY MALNUTRITON DEATHS ☠️

Agelbert NOTE: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)  COVID-19 has already caused more deaths per year, compared to 2017, from the greatest to the least, than Maternal Disorders, Alcohol Use Disorders, Drug Use Disorders, Conflict, Hepatitis, Fire, Poisonings, Heat (hot and cold exposure), Terrorism and Natural Disasters. Remember that when you are told by the politicians from both wings of the 💵😈🎩 Capitalists 'R' US DUOPOLY (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184306-16302042.png) that the 🦍 MIC Pentagon MASSIVE BUDGET SWAG off we-the-people's dime (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) is "justified".
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Agelbert NOTE: This is the American (Medical Industrial Complex = EXPENSIVE instead of nearly free as in Cuba) version of the Drug Cuba has been using successfully to treat COVID-19 patients:

Interferon alfa-2b

US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of administration   Subcutaneous, intramuscular
Legal status UK: POM (Prescription only) US: ℞-only
Identifiers IUPHAR/BPS   

Interferon alfa-2b is an antiviral or antineoplastic drug. It is a recombinant form of the protein Interferon alpha-2 that was originally sequenced and produced recombinantly in E. coli[1] in the laboratory of Charles Weissmann at the University of Zurich, in 1980.[2][3] It was developed at Biogen, and ultimately marketed by Schering-Plough under the trade name Intron-A. It was also produced in 1986 in recombinant human form, in the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Havana, Cuba, under the name Heberon® Alfa R[4].

It has been used for a wide range of indications, including viral infections and cancers. This drug is approved around the world for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, hairy cell leukemia, Behçet's disease, chronic myelogenous leukemia, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma, carcinoid tumor, mastocytosis and malignant melanoma.

The medication is being used in clinical trials to treat patients with SARS-CoV-2[5] although there are no yet published results of those trials on peer-reviewed scientific literature.

So far, two non-peer reviewed research articles have been published. One study at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, showed evidence of a direct anti-viral effect of Interferon alpha against novel Coronavirus in vitro. The study demonstrated around 10,000 fold reduction in the quantity of virus that was pre-treated with Interferon alpha 48 hours earlier. A second study by universities in China, Australia and Canada analysed 77 moderate COVID-19 subjects in Wuhan and observed that those who received Interferon alpha-2b showed a significant reduction in the duration of virus shedding period and even in levels of the inflammatory cytokine, IL-6. [6] [7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon_alfa-2b
Title: 📢 NYC subway will now be suspending service from 1 am-5 am daily so all trains can be disinfected
Post by: AGelbert on May 02, 2020, 10:39:33 pm
New York Gov. Cuomo Delivers COVID-19 Update | LIVE | NowThis
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HAPPENING NOW—CUOMO UPDATE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at an MTA facility in Flushing, Queens, where he will deliver an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. This week, he announced that the NYC subway would be suspending service from 1 am-5 am everyday so that the trains can be cleaned and disinfected. Cuomo called the move ‘as ambitious as anything we’ve ever undertaken.’ This comes as many people experiencing homelessness across NYC have turned to the subway to be a safe place to go during the pandemic, as they fear the coronavirus would spread more rapidly within homeless shelters.

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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on May 03, 2020, 01:11:57 pm
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May 3,2020 COVID-19

Agelbert NOTE: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)  COVID-19 has already caused more deaths per year, compared to 2017 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/advances-in-health-care/new-pandemic/msg16534/#msg16534), from the greatest to the least, than Maternal Disorders, Alcohol Use Disorders, Drug Use Disorders, Conflict, Hepatitis, Fire, Poisonings, Heat (hot and cold exposure), Terrorism and Natural Disasters. Remember that when you are told by the politicians from both wings of the 💵😈🎩 Capitalists 'R' US DUOPOLY (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184306-16302042.png) that the 🦍 MIC Pentagon MASSIVE BUDGET SWAG off we-the-people's dime (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) is "justified".
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Title: Doctors Face Troubling Question: Are They Treating Coronavirus Correctly?
Post by: AGelbert on May 03, 2020, 09:28:48 pm
Doctors Face Troubling Question: Are They Treating Coronavirus Correctly?

https://youtu.be/bp5RMutCNoI

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Title: 🚩 Florida 🤢 Hospitalizations Rising Rapidly
Post by: AGelbert on May 04, 2020, 12:10:04 pm
May 4,2020 COVID-19 🚩 Florida 🤢 Hospitalizations Rising Rapidly

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Title: COVID-19: Questionable Coronavirus Evolution in Biosafety Level 4 Labs
Post by: AGelbert on May 04, 2020, 01:44:22 pm
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COVID-19: Questionable Coronavirus Evolution in Biosafety Level 4 Labs

By 👩‍⚕️ Dady Chery ✨

Agelbert NOTE: Dr. Dady Chery is an Associate Professor of Biology. She is a scientist that knows what Viruses DO and HOW they DO IT. She is no "conspiracy theorist". She is a hard nosed scientist that sees through any pseudo-scientific happy talk and has the courage to challenge Medical Industrial Complex mendacity. It would be prudent, considering the danger to human health from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that kills so many people through COVID-19, for all of us to to take her 📢 whistleblowing revelations and warnings seriously. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

May 1, 2020 at 9:25 am

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In one of the greatest scientific understatements since Watson and Crick wrote, “it has not escaped our notice…” in their famous 1953 paper on the double-helical structure of DNA, the authors of a January 2020 paper concluded: “our findings suggest unconventional evolution of 2019-nCoV that warrants further investigation.” The authors of the more recent paper have been forced to withdraw it, but Dr. Luc Montagnier, who is not one to shirk from a fight (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204530.gif) and won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his discovery of the means to culture HIV, has kept their story alive by publicly defending the results. The article is available online, apparently so it may be attacked. Briefly, it shows that, compared to the 2002 SARS-CoV, and in fact the entire Coronaviridae family, the agent of COVID-19 contains, in its surface spike protein, several small regions that are related to HIV. The probability that this could have happened by chance or through any known natural process is essentially zero.

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The lead author on that paper, Dr. Prashant Pradhan, is sufficiently expert in such analyses that he has developed his own program, called the MEGAX Software, for building phylogenetic trees. Nevertheless, he is treated in the assaults on his paper as if he were a neophyte. When he did this study 55 coronavirus sequences were available, including 27 clinical SARS-CoV-2 isolates. There was also the sequence of a virus that had supposedly been collected in 2013 from a bat in Yunnan (BETACOV/BAT/YUNNAN/RATG13/2013/EPI_ISL_402131). Curiously, the Wuhan Institute of Virology entered the information about that bat virus, also called RaTG13, into the sequence database seven years late: in January 2020. The bat virus turned out to resemble SARS-CoV-2 more than any other virus, but exclusively in one protein: the surface spike! As for the rest, the bat virus was obviously a beta-coronavirus, but one evolutionarily quite different from SARS-CoV-2. A reasonable analogy for this bat virus and its fortuitous spike protein sequence would be to dig up, for a comparison to humans, a chimpanzee that had a perfectly human head but was a chimpanzee in every other detail. An unconventional evolution: to say the least.

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A notable difference between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses was several tiny insertions in the spike protein, which accounted altogether for about two percent of the whole protein. More precisely, there were four insertions in all, each one with six to eight contiguous residues, in a protein with a total of about 1,280 residues. Imagine a chain that should have 1,280 green beads, but four clusters of six to eight red beds are in it at different places. The points of insertion looked exactly like the kinds of places where a simple-minded student would have put them. They were located in the protein where one might naively guess that some variation might be tolerated, and where the inserts might wind up being presented on the protein surface.

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Now, suppose there were 20 different shades of red to pick from, like there are 20 different kinds of residues in proteins. The probability of finding by chance a specific sequence of seven different shades, or consecutive protein residues, is roughly 8 in 10 billion, and the probability of finding three such sequences in a protein with only 1,280 residues is essentially zero. Nevertheless, all four inserts are in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein; furthermore, they correspond to HIV sequences. In my view, the first three are most convincing, and they all correspond to parts of an HIV protein called GP120. This does not happen by chance either.

GP120 is to HIV as the spike protein is to coronaviruses. Just like SARS-CoV-2 uses the spike protein to recognize the human ACE2 protein on lung epithelial cells for example, HIV uses its GP120 protein to recognize the human CD4 protein on a subset of white blood cells called CD4 T-lymphocytes. The reason HIV infections are so devastating is because the virus attacks the very cells that would trigger the body’s response to an infection. More than 80 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients show a substantial drop in their blood lymphocytes: a condition called lymphocytopenia. This condition is probably unrelated to the HIV sequences in SARS-CoV-2, however, because it was also present in SARS-CoV. So the HIV sequences in SARS-CoV-2 did not work. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132400-16842321.gif)

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I am a scientist, and as a rule, I do not subscribe to conspiracy theories. This is partly because I believe that such theories are an intellectually lazy way to substitute another power for the traditional Abrahamic deity. I am also convinced that natural selection can generate more diversity in living things, including viruses, than any other process and can sometimes find painful ways to punish, or even extinguish, species that take more than their share of resources. Finally, I do not believe that governments or their agencies are sufficiently smart to concoct all the schemes ascribed to them. Though they can behave maliciously, the most terrible things they do are usually the results of inaction and stupidity.

Might a group of scientists have created a virus that could potentially attack human T-lymphocytes as well as human lung epithelial cells? I have sadly come to conclude that the short answer to this question is “yes.” I have looked more closely at the Wuhan facilities and the kind of research routinely done there, and the following is a glimpse of what I found.

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The laboratories in Wuhan began modestly enough in 1956 as an agricultural microbiology facility. This facility has, however, gradually acquired Biosafety Level 2 and 3 (BSL-2, BSL-3) laboratories in which to work on potentially harmful microbes. After the SARS-CoV epidemic of 2002, and the H5N1 avian flu of 2003, France and China collaborated to create a $42.4 million Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4, or P4) laboratory. This is the highest level of safety for biological research, and there exist only about 30 such laboratories. They are designed for work on lethal human pathogens, including viruses like the Ebola, Zika, and coronaviruses, for which there is no vaccine. The BSL-4 Wuhan facility was modeled on the Jean Mérieux-INSERM Laboratory in Lyon, France.

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From the start, the research in Wuhan has been highly collaborative and international. The Wuhan Institute of Virology boasts of partnerships with organizations that include the European Union, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO); and countries that include, not only France, but also the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, Islamabad, and Kenya. Scientists from other BSL-4 laboratories, like those in France, at Australia’s Animal Health Laboratory, and the Galveston National Laboratory of the University of Texas, cross-train each other’s students and rotate through Wuhan. Theirs is a chummy and exclusive club that works outside the scrutiny of most scientists. Their results cannot be verified without access to BSL-4 facilities, which is granted to few.

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As an example of work that was done in collaboration with Wuhan, I offer a 2015 paper on coronaviruses that caused some controversy because it involved the creation of a human pathogen from a harmless virus. This research involved scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug administration in Arkansas, the Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens and Biosafety at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine at the Bellinzona Institute of Microbiology in Zurich, and the Harvard Medical School. Support for the work came mainly from National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funds to the US researchers, National Natural Science Foundation of China funds to the Wuhan researchers, and, curiously, money from USAID-EPT-PREDICT EcoHealth Alliance to a Wuhan researcher. That researcher was Shi Zhengli, the Director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, better known as China’s Batwoman. The benign sounding EcoHealth Alliance finances the collection of pathogens from animals and humans throughout the world. I chose this particular example because, in my view, it involved the same skill set and vacuity as the kind of research that put the HIV inserts in SARS-CoV-2.

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The 2015 study began with an innocuous horseshoe-bat coronavirus, called RsSHC014-CoV, which could not harm mice, or infect human lung cells in test tubes in the lab, but could infect monkey cells in test tubes. The researchers then excised the spike-protein region from a SARS-CoV virus (that had been altered to infect mice) and substituted in its stead the spike-protein region from RsSHC014-CoV. The resulting chimera turned out to cause rapid weight loss in mice. Furthermore, the chimeric virus could infect human lung cells in test tubes and was probably pathogenic on humans. The reason the chimeric virus could infect human lung cells turned out to be because it had gained the ability to recognize the human ACE2 protein on the cells.

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The researchers tried, by various approaches, to neutralize the little monster they had created. They tested several antibodies they had on hand against SARS-CoV to see if they would also work against the chimeric virus, but the antibodies worked poorly or not at all in preventing infections by the new virus. They attempted to vaccinate mice with the killed virus. These vaccinations not only failed but also were actually harmful to the mice. In particular, they suffered lung damage when they were subsequently exposed to the virus, whereas the unvaccinated mice did not. The researchers also tried to do vaccinations with live virus, but such vaccinations required so much virus that they could be done only on the young mice that needed them least, and would have killed the aged mice, which were the population that most required protection. Though there is a lesson to be learned here about the potential dangers of vaccination against coronaviruses, this research was hardly worth the risk of a possible pandemic by an escaped man-made virus.

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The flow chart for the above research is quite characteristic of the kind of work that gets done in BSL-4 labs. It may be summarized as follows:

• Find a nasty pathogen in nature, or create one by a bit of ordinary cloning.

• Test the pathogen’s ability to grow in vitro on various mammalian cells.

• Test the pathogen’s ability to cause illness in or death of live mammals, like mice.

• Try to figure out, from a number of well-established receptor proteins identified by legitimate laboratories, which human protein the pathogen might recognize.

• Try to neutralize the pathogen with antibodies in vitro.

• Check if the killed pathogen or a low number of the live pathogen will work as a vaccine in live mammals, like mice, and protect them in future encounters with the pathogen.


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This is the identical flow chart that is probably followed for the development of bioweapons. In particular, if a vaccine can be raised against a pathogen, then this allows its creator to vaccinate himself and safely use the pathogen as a weapon against his imagined enemies. It is a banally evil path that is well trod by a particular kind of pedestrian scientist.

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The sort of study where a scientist creates a pathogen is politely labeled gain-of-function research by biologists. It raises eyebrows in the scientific community whenever such work gets generously funded or prominently published, like the paper I just described, which appeared in the journal Nature Medicine in 2015. Gain-of-function research continues to be funded, however, with no oversight from the public that finances it and is most likely to suffer from it. For the most part, this kind of research goes unpublished. It has been suggested, for example, that the insertion of HIV sequences in SARS-CoV-2 might have been a foolhardy attempt to create a virus for vaccination against HIV.

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The lead researchers of the 2015 research continue their work. In fact, one recently tried to put a coronavirus in a fruit bat. Another collaborates with the for-profit pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, in development of drugs against coronaviruses, even as he enjoys millions of taxpayer dollars for his research, mostly via the NIAID. Dr. Anthony Fauci has directed the NIAID since 1984. He also promotes Gilead. During his tenure at NIAID, the federal committees that weigh the risks and benefits of gain-of-function research have been anonymous, closed-door, and without citizen oversight. Consider for a moment the sobering fact that, if SARS-CoV-2, an airborne virus, had efficiently recognized CD4 T-lymphocytes with its HIV sequences, the death toll from COVID-19 might now be millions instead of hundreds of thousands of people. The sacrifice of even one person for such worthless and repugnant research is too much. The COVID-19 pandemic offers an occasion to make urgent changes in science policy.

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Editor’s Notes: Dr. Dady Chery is an Associate Professor of Biology, Co-Editor-In-Chief of News Junkie Post, and the author of We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation. Photographs one, two, five, eight, eleven and twelve from the archive of Prachatai; photograph three and fourteen from the archive of The National Institute of Health; composite six from the archive of Jun Frogosa; photograph nine by Chad Davis; photograph ten from the archive of Shantanu Dutta; and photographs seven,thirteen and fifteen by Jon Roman.

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Agelbert Public Service NOTE: ACE2 is an acronym for Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angiotensin-converting_enzyme_2). "Enzyme" is another word for "Catalyst". An enzyme is a substance, usually a protein, that promotes a chemical reaction in which the enzyme itself is not changed. The role of enzymes in the human body is to inititate chemical reactions at a lower temperature than would normally be required to do so AND modulate the reactions by keeping them from raising your body temperature to a tissue killing level. That's what our life preserving biochemical homoestatic control of body temperature within a certain band is all about. IOW, they modulate the reaction they promote so that it goes at a slower than "normal" (i.e. if no enzyme/catalyst had started and mediated the chemcal reaction) rate.

The ACE2 receptors on lung cells (and heart, kidney, intestines and arterial blood vessel smooth muscle endothelial cells) convert a vasoconstricting enzyme (i.e. an enzyme that raises your blood pressure by constricting the places where your blood flows) to a blood pressure lowering, vasodilating enzyme (i.e. an enzyme that expands the places where your blood flows by relaxing the smooth muscles in them).

When SARS-CoV-2 blocks the ACE2 receptor, you have a higher risk of damage from high blood pressure, in addition to the severe impairment of your lung cells' ability to replace excess carbon dioxide with sufficient oxygen to keep all your tissues functioning properly. That's the Cliffs Notes version of the situation. SARS-CoV-2 gains entry into cells through the ACE2 Receptor, at which time it proceeds to hijack the cell machinery to replicate.
Title: Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?
Post by: AGelbert on May 04, 2020, 04:47:37 pm
Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif)

May 3, 2020

Dr. Joseph Mercola

SNIPPETS:

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. is a 🔬 cellular and molecular biologist,1 researcher and was the founding research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute that researches and treats chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Reno, Nevada.

She is likely one of the most qualified scientists in the world to comment on this disease because of her groundbreaking research in molecular biology and virology. Mikovits is absolutely brilliant, but like many gifted researchers, her complex discussions on science quite challenging for the average lay person to follow.

For this reason, I present her interview in a different format, cutting and splicing pieces together to present a more cohesive and coherent presentation of her many important points. I would encourage you to watch the initial, very short, videos first, so you will be well-grounded, and if you are motivated, watch the entire interview at the bottom of this article. ... ...

One of the most shocking revelations Mikovits reveals is that she doesn’t believe SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of COVID-19 but merely serves to activate or wake up a dormant XMRV infection. To support her assertion, she states that COVID-19 patients have the same cytokine signature as the gammaretrovirus XMRV, which she published many years ago.

XMRV stands for “xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus.” Xenotrophic refers to viruses that only replicate in cells other than those of the host species. So, XMRVs are viruses that infect human cells yet are not human viruses.2

Full article with videos: (https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/05/03/is-the-new-coronavirus-created-in-a-lab.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200503Z1&et_cid=DM527830&et_rid=864097657)  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163127-1680962.png) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-241119204318.png)

Title: One Month ago April 5, 2020, World Death Count was less than US Death Count today:
Post by: AGelbert on May 05, 2020, 12:43:06 pm
One Month ago, April 5, 2020, the World Death Count was 4,000 less than US Death Count today. If that continues, we will have over ☠️ 250,000 deaths in the USA by June 5, 2020. 😵
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May 5,2020 COVID-19  Deaths per State Now Listed
Click on image below for update:
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GATES/CDC “WAR GAMES” PRECEDED PANDEMIC THEIR OWN VIDEO :o
https://youtu.be/AoLw-Q8X174

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP


Gates, CDC, WHO, Pharma and even hotel industry people (!) got together in NYC in November 2019 and “war gamed” the following scenario:

1. Pandemic

2. Kills millions

3. Catastrophic economic shutdown

4. The 😈 need for a global vaccine


You can’t make this up.

It’s their own video.

https://realfoodchannel.com/gates-cdc-war-games-preceded-pandemic/


Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on May 06, 2020, 11:42:55 am
May 6,2020 COVID-19
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May 6, 2020
Doctors Speak Out, Ventilators Make Death Rates Soar


A number of published papers have noted ventilators make COVID-19 death risks soar. One report suggests the comparison was 76.4% vs. 19.8% (18-65) and 97.2% vs. 26.6% (65+). Should we be doing high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) instead?  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Sadly missing from the conventional conversation is the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) which I believe might be an excellent treatment method (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png). As noted by Dr. Andrew Saul, editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, in “A Review of Helpful Antiviral Strategies”:

“Making the oxygen available in a way that's appropriate to the severity of the patient is the answer. We have to remember that our body is singularly good at taking in oxygen or we wouldn't be here. And our lungs have a huge amount of absorptive space. I mean, that's what they do. It's just an extraordinary system that we have.

Oxygen goes in by diffusion. You don't push it in; the body sucks it in because if you have more oxygen outside than you do inside, it just goes through. All you do is give a lot of absorptive surface. And if you flattened out all the little alveoli in the lungs, you'd have an enormous area …

So, by providing the oxygen and then see if the body will take it up, you've made the first step. That can be done preventively by fresh air and exercise and going out and playing …

If somebody needs more oxygen, and you want to give them a little pressure, if that makes the patient better, then you do it. But the idea that you've got to ram this oxygen like a supercharger on a Mustang is, I think, a little bit, shall we say, industry friendly …

[The alveoli] are tiny, tiny little sacks. They have some of the thinnest little membranes you've ever seen. Look at them under a microscope.


(http://www.anatomybox.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/alveoli-sem.png)
Bronchiole and Alveoli (https://www.anatomybox.com/tag/bronchiole/)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Alveoli_diagram.png/500px-Alveoli_diagram.png)

They're very delicate. So, the last thing you want to do is add injury to insult.

Agelbert NOTE: For those who haven't been living in a cave without internet for the past three months or so, the fact that COVID-19 causes major damage to the lungs is common knowledge.

However, whether it is from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and/or some retrovirus latent in us that works with it to cause the lethal cytokine storm (i.e. excessive inflammatory immune response that causes your own immune system to attack healthy cells and kills you if it is not stopped), most people are not aware of an important detail about that lung damaging process that relates to the alveoli.

Yes, the ACE2 receptor on certain lung cells (NOT the alveoli) is attacked to gain entry into said cell and enable the virus to replicate. BUT, something else happens at the same time.

Those ACE2 receptors normally dock with ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) to lower the blood pressure. With the receptor blocked by the virus, blood pressure does go up, but that ain't all.

When all those ACE proteins routinely dock on the cell ACE2 receptors normally, the lung cell produces surfactant. That is a fancy name for a soaplike substance. NO, it isn't soap. However, the analogy is good because it allows us to think of soap bubbles, which don't burst right away when you blow the bubbles because of surface tension surfactant.
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.immediate.co.uk%2Fproduction%2Fvolatile%2Fsites%2F4%2F2018%2F07%2FGettyImages-175622118-5109db9.jpg%3Fquality%3D45%26resize%3D960%2C413&f=1&nofb=1)
Soap Bubbles

You can blow water with not enough soap all day long through the ring and not get soap bubbles. Any child knows that. Well, when our lung cells are not putting out enough surfactant to adequately coat their alveoli neighbors, the alveoli cannot interchange oxygen well.

WHY?

Because a lot of them collapse like those soap bubbles without enough soap. Then it gets even uglier.

Your body is alive. Your immune system is always checking to see if things are as they should be. Collapsed alveoli release cell chemicals that the immune system detects as a big problem. The immune cell soldiers within the lung (i.e phagocytes) set out to eat them to get them out of the way. So far, so good.

Unfortunately, because the viral infection causes so many alveoli to collapse, the abundance of chemicals from collapsed alveoli floating around confuse the phagocytes into attacking healthy alveoli, that get destroyed along with the collapsed ones. Then it gets even worse!

Lung cell tissue repairs are attempted with a fibrous substance that causes rigidity and even less ability to interchange oxygen. That fibrous substance normally works as a temporary seal which is removed later. Normally, only a small percentage of cells need repairing so their temporary dysfuntion will not threaten the overall lung function. BUT, when so many alveoli cells are being attacked because they are collapsing from not enough surfactant to keep them flexible (flexibility is REQUIRED so they can release CO2 and take up oxygen efficiently 👉 they are constantly either contracting or expanding in size as air pressure increases or decreases from breathing), the immune system, which is now causing all this damage from what is lablelled the cytokine storm, makes things even worse than that!

Large amounts of fluid not normally present in the lungs begins to flood the already partly compromised alveolar sacks. Being effectvely under water, they cannot intake any oxygen. The lungs get waterlogged, requiring MUCH more energy from your diaphragm muscles to expand and contract, which you experience as shortness of breath (dyspnea).

As your diaphragm chest muscles begin to work harder to expand your lungs to get oxygen, your heart beats faster to get any oxygen depleted blood to your lungs and oxygen collected by your lungs to the rest of your body.

To make a virus attack story short, you have got to stop the blocking of the ACE2 receptor, like, yesterday. But, in the meantime, you have got to got to get rid of excess CO2 in all your body tissues AND get sufficient oxygen to them until your lungs are cleared of fluid and your alveoli have sufficient surfactant to oxygenate efficiently without getting hammered by your own immune system soldier lung phagocytes.

Here is where the problem begins in our hospitals in the USA. Doctors have protocols they have developed over the decades that they are required to strictly adhere to or face punishemnt or accusations of malpractice.

The patient that has so much trouble breathing for all the reasons I just went through is experiencing what appears to doctors as ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). They check your Oxygen Perfusion (i.e. measure the percentage of oxygen in your blood with a clever non-invasive device they put on your finger that measures oxygen level by the color of the blood).

If Oxygen Perfusion is below a certain percentage, they go to their standard ARDS therapy protocol. THAT IS, they put you in ICU on a ventilator. That works well with normal ARDS because, with normal ARDS, a person needs help with their diaphragm musles to breathe. If they don't get that help, they can get heart failure (i.e. the large ventricle in your heart that pumps blood into your body from the lungs gets exhausted, you get a heart attack, and can die).

BUT, putting a person with COVID-19 on a ventilator is a very big mistake because, though COVID-19 patients have ARDS symptoms, they DO NOT actually have ARDS!

WHY? Because there is no ACE2 Blocked Receptor CAUSED REDUCTION IN ALVEOLI SURFACTANT IN NORMAL ARDS! And furthermore, COVID-19 patients DO NOT have "tired" diaphragm muscles or any danger of heart failure (unless they have a pre-existing heart disease co-morbidity, which is not the norm).

That is why doctors, after inadvertently causing the death of tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients, have begun to turn patients face down, so the excess lung fluid does not inhibit oxygenation until the virus can be gotten under control, and, instead of entubing the patient with a ventilator, given them high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC).

Up until now, when the cytokine storm was destroying lung tissue, the COVID-19 patients were given steroids while on a ventilator. The deal with steroids is that they signal the immune system soldiers that "everything is okay". Thus, the attacks on healthy tissue stop. However, if an effective antiviral like Interferon-alfa-2b is not part of that therapy, the virus will take advantage of the steroidal standing down of the immune system by replicating MORE virus. THAT is most likely the main cause of death of those that that were given steroids in the first week of hospitalization with a serious COVID-19 infection.

I've been reading and listening to lectures on all this. Doctors have figured out how to time the steroids to administer them to patients in the hospital with a serious COVID-19 infection AFTER the first week. If the steroids are given the second week, a greater percentage of patients survive.

They figured all that out before the really smart ones figured out HOW AND WHY a ventilator is a lethally counterproductive COVID-19 therapy. Unfortunately, many hospitals in the USA still haven't figured that out. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)

As for Interferon-alfa-2b, let us hope that the effectiveness of using this proven antiviral to combat COVID-19 will become the norm. As I posted here recently, there is no question that Interferon-alfa-2b kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus (as well as retroviruses in our system). It has been used for a wide range of indications, including viral infections and cancers.

Quote
So far, two non-peer reviewed research articles have been published. One study at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, showed evidence of a direct anti-viral effect of Interferon alpha against novel Coronavirus in vitro. The study demonstrated around 10,000 fold reduction in the quantity of virus that was pre-treated with Interferon alpha 48 hours earlier. A second study by universities in China, Australia and Canada analysed 77 moderate COVID-19 subjects in Wuhan and observed that those who received Interferon alpha-2b showed a significant reduction in the duration of virus shedding period and even in levels of the inflammatory cytokine, IL-6. [6] [7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon_alfa-2b
Title: Though COVID-19 patients have ARDS symptoms, they DO NOT actually have ARDS!
Post by: AGelbert on May 06, 2020, 03:14:07 pm
May 6, 2020

Doctors Speak Out, Ventilators Make Death Rates Soar

A number of published papers have noted ventilators make COVID-19 death risks soar. One report suggests the comparison was 76.4% vs. 19.8% (18-65) and 97.2% vs. 26.6% (65+). Should we be doing high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) instead?  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)


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Quote
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Sadly missing from the conventional conversation is the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) which I believe might be an excellent treatment method (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png). As noted by Dr. Andrew Saul, editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, in “A Review of Helpful Antiviral Strategies”:

“Making the oxygen available in a way that's appropriate to the severity of the patient is the answer. We have to remember that our body is singularly good at taking in oxygen or we wouldn't be here. And our lungs have a huge amount of absorptive space. I mean, that's what they do. It's just an extraordinary system that we have.

Oxygen goes in by diffusion. You don't push it in; the body sucks it in because if you have more oxygen outside than you do inside, it just goes through. All you do is give a lot of absorptive surface. And if you flattened out all the little alveoli in the lungs, you'd have an enormous area …

So, by providing the oxygen and then see if the body will take it up, you've made the first step. That can be done preventively by fresh air and exercise and going out and playing …

If somebody needs more oxygen, and you want to give them a little pressure, if that makes the patient better, then you do it. But the idea that you've got to ram this oxygen like a supercharger on a Mustang is, I think, a little bit, shall we say, industry friendly …

[The alveoli] are tiny, tiny little sacks. They have some of the thinnest little membranes you've ever seen. Look at them under a microscope.


(http://www.anatomybox.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/alveoli-sem.png)
Bronchiole and Alveoli (https://www.anatomybox.com/tag/bronchiole/)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/Alveoli_diagram.png/500px-Alveoli_diagram.png)

They're very delicate. So, the last thing you want to do is add injury to insult.

Agelbert NOTE: For those who haven't been living in a cave without internet for the past three months or so, the fact that COVID-19 causes major damage to the lungs is common knowledge.

However, whether it is from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and/or some retrovirus latent in us that works with it to cause the lethal cytokine storm (i.e. excessive inflammatory immune response that causes your own immune system to attack healthy cells and kills you if it is not stopped), most people are not aware of an important detail about that lung damaging process that relates to the alveoli.

Yes, the ACE2 receptor on certain lung cells (NOT the alveoli) is attacked to gain entry into said cell and enable the virus to replicate. BUT, something else happens at the same time.

Those ACE2 receptors normally dock with ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) to lower the blood pressure. With the receptor blocked by the virus, blood pressure does go up, but that ain't all.

When all those ACE proteins routinely dock on the cell ACE2 receptors normally, the lung cell produces surfactant. That is a fancy name for a soaplike substance. NO, it isn't soap. However, the analogy is good because it allows us to think of soap bubbles, which don't burst right away when you blow the bubbles because of surface tension surfactant.
(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.immediate.co.uk%2Fproduction%2Fvolatile%2Fsites%2F4%2F2018%2F07%2FGettyImages-175622118-5109db9.jpg%3Fquality%3D45%26resize%3D960%2C413&f=1&nofb=1)
Soap Bubbles

You can blow water with not enough soap all day long through the ring and not get soap bubbles. Any child knows that. Well, when our lung cells are not putting out enough surfactant to adequately coat their alveoli neighbors, the alveoli cannot interchange oxygen well.

WHY?

Because a lot of them collapse like those soap bubbles without enough soap. Then it gets even uglier.

Your body is alive. Your immune system is always checking to see if things are as they should be. Collapsed alveoli release cell chemicals that the immune system detects as a big problem. The immune cell soldiers within the lung (i.e phagocytes) set out to eat them to get them out of the way. So far, so good.

Unfortunately, because the viral infection causes so many alveoli to collapse, the abundance of chemicals from collapsed alveoli floating around confuse the phagocytes into attacking healthy alveoli, that get destroyed along with the collapsed ones. Then it gets even worse!

Lung cell tissue repairs are attempted with a fibrous substance that causes rigidity and even less ability to interchange oxygen. That fibrous substance normally works as a temporary seal which is removed later. Normally, only a small percentage of cells need repairing so their temporary dysfuntion will not threaten the overall lung function. BUT, when so many alveoli cells are being attacked because they are collapsing from not enough surfactant to keep them flexible (flexibility is REQUIRED so they can release CO2 and take up oxygen efficiently 👉 they are constantly either contracting or expanding in size as air pressure increases or decreases from breathing), the immune system, which is now causing all this damage from what is lablelled the cytokine storm, makes things even worse than that!

Large amounts of fluid not normally present in the lungs begins to flood the already partly compromised alveolar sacks. Being effectvely under water, they cannot intake any oxygen. The lungs get waterlogged, requiring MUCH more energy from your diaphragm muscles to expand and contract, which you experience as shortness of breath (dyspnea).

As your diaphragm chest muscles begin to work harder to expand your lungs to get oxygen, your heart beats faster to get any oxygen depleted blood to your lungs and oxygen collected by your lungs to the rest of your body.

To make a virus attack story short, you have got to stop the blocking of the ACE2 receptor, like, yesterday. But, in the meantime, you have got to got to get rid of excess CO2 in all your body tissues AND get sufficient oxygen to them until your lungs are cleared of fluid and your alveoli have sufficient surfactant to oxygenate efficiently without getting hammered by your own immune system soldier lung phagocytes.

Here is where the problem begins in our hospitals in the USA. Doctors have protocols they have developed over the decades that they are required to strictly adhere to or face punishemnt or accusations of malpractice.

The patient that has so much trouble breathing for all the reasons I just went through is experiencing what appears to doctors as ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). They check your Oxygen Perfusion (i.e. measure the percentage of oxygen in your blood with a clever non-invasive device they put on your finger that measures oxygen level by the color of the blood).

If Oxygen Perfusion is below a certain percentage, they go to their standard ARDS therapy protocol. THAT IS, they put you in ICU on a ventilator. That works well with normal ARDS because, with normal ARDS, a person needs help with their diaphragm musles to breathe. If they don't get that help, they can get heart failure (i.e. the large ventricle in your heart that pumps blood into your body from the lungs gets exhausted, you get a heart attack, and can die).

BUT, putting a person with COVID-19 on a ventilator is a very big mistake because, though COVID-19 patients have ARDS symptoms, they DO NOT actually have ARDS!

WHY? Because there is no ACE2 Blocked Receptor CAUSED REDUCTION IN ALVEOLI SURFACTANT IN NORMAL ARDS!  And furthermore, COVID-19 patients DO NOT have "tired" diaphragm muscles or any danger of heart failure (unless they have a pre-existing heart disease co-morbidity, which is not the norm).

That is why doctors, after inadvertently causing the death of tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients, have begun to turn patients face down, so the excess lung fluid does not inhibit oxygenation until the virus can be gotten under control, and, instead of entubing the patient with a ventilator, given them high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC).

Up until now, when the cytokine storm was destroying lung tissue, the COVID-19 patients were given steroids while on a ventilator. The deal with steroids is that they signal the immune system soldiers that "everything is okay". Thus, the attacks on healthy tissue stop. However, if an effective antiviral like Interferon-alfa-2b is not part of that therapy, the virus will take advantage of the steroidal standing down of the immune system by replicating MORE virus. THAT is most likely the main cause of death of those that that were given steroids in the first week of hospitalization with a serious COVID-19 infection.

I've been reading and listening to lectures on all this. Doctors have figured out how to time the steroids to administer them to patients in the hospital with a serious COVID-19 infection AFTER the first week. If the steroids are given the second week, a greater percentage of patients survive.

They figured all that out before the really smart ones figured out HOW AND WHY a ventilator is a lethally counterproductive COVID-19 therapy. Unfortunately, many hospitals in the USA still haven't figured that out. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)

As for Interferon-alfa-2b, let us hope that the effectiveness of using this proven antiviral to combat COVID-19 will become the norm. As I posted here recently, there is no question that Interferon-alfa-2b kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus (as well as retroviruses in our system). It has been used for a wide range of indications, including viral infections and cancers.

Quote
So far, two non-peer reviewed research articles have been published. One study at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, showed evidence of a direct anti-viral effect of Interferon alpha against novel Coronavirus in vitro. The study demonstrated around 10,000 fold reduction in the quantity of virus that was pre-treated with Interferon alpha 48 hours earlier. A second study by universities in China, Australia and Canada analysed 77 moderate COVID-19 subjects in Wuhan and observed that those who received Interferon alpha-2b showed a significant reduction in the duration of virus shedding period and even in levels of the inflammatory cytokine, IL-6. [6] [7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon_alfa-2b
Title: Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus
Post by: Surly1 on May 07, 2020, 09:01:36 am
It's a shame it has come to this, but it has. The aggressive virus slurpers are on the march. Some call Covid-19 the "boomer remover."

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus (https://apnews.com/7dce310db6e85b31d735e81d0af6769c)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus.

While not yet as loaded as a “Make America Great Again” hat, the mask is increasingly a visual shorthand for a debate pitting those willing to follow health officials’ guidance and cover their faces against those who feel it violates their freedom or buys into a threat they think is overblown.

That resistance is fueled by some of the same people who object to other virus restrictions. The push back has been stoked by President Donald Trump — he didn’t wear a mask during a Tuesday appearance at a facility making them — and some other Republicans, who have flouted rules and questioned the value of masks. It’s a development that has worried experts as Americans are increasingly returning to public spaces.

“There’s such a strong culture of individualism that, even if it’s going to help protect them, people don’t want the government telling them what to do,” said Linsey Marr, a Virginia Tech engineering professor with experience in airborne transmission of viruses.

Inconclusive science and shifting federal guidance have no doubt muddied the political debate. Health officials initially said wearing masks was unnecessary, especially amid a shortage of protective materials. But last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending wearing cloth masks in public to prevent transmitting the virus to others.

Whether Americans are embracing the change may depend on their political party. While most other protective measures like social distancing get broad bipartisan support, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say they’re wearing a mask when leaving home, 76% to 59%, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The split is clear across several demographics that lean Democratic. People with college degrees are more likely than those without to wear masks when leaving home, 78% to 63%. African Americans are more likely than either white people or Hispanic Americans to say they’re wearing masks outside the home, 83% to 64% and 67%, respectively.

The notable exception is among older people, a group particularly vulnerable to serious illness from the virus. Some 79% of those age 60 and over were doing so compared with 63% of those younger.

“Who knows what the truth is on masks?” asked Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who, unlike some of his colleagues, went without a mask Tuesday in the Senate. Paul already contracted the virus and believes he is no longer contagious.

His comments were a long way from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s moral argument for the mask a few days earlier.

“How people cannot wear masks — that to me is even disrespectful,” Cuomo said. “You put so many people at risk because you did not want to wear a mask?”

Effectiveness aside, politicians of both parties are clued into the powerful symbolism of the mask, and many Americans take their cues from the president.

Trump was barefaced when he spoke to masked journalists, workers and Secret Service agents at the Arizona factory Tuesday. He later said he briefly wore a mask backstage but took it off because facility personnel told him he didn’t need it.

But Trump has been mask averse for weeks. Within minutes of the CDC announcing its updated mask recommendations, he said, “I don’t think that I’m going to be doing it.”

Trump has told advisers that he believes wearing one would “send the wrong message,” according to one administration and two campaign officials not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations. The president said doing so would make it seem like he is preoccupied with health instead of focused on reopening the nation’s economy — which his aides believe is the key to his reelection chances in November.

Moreover, Trump, who is known to be especially cognizant of his appearance on television, has also told confidants that he fears he would look ridiculous in a mask and the image would appear in negative ads, according to one of the officials.

“It’s a vanity thing, I guess, with him,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of Trump on MSNBC. “You’d think, as the president of the United States, you would have the confidence to honor the guidance he’s giving the country.”

That’s left those around him unsure of how to proceed. White House aides say the president hasn’t told them not to wear them, but few do. Some Republican allies have asked Trump’s campaign how it would be viewed by the White House if they were spotted wearing a mask, according to two campaign officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss private conversations.

Meanwhile, Trump’s reelection campaign has ordered red Trump-branded masks for supporters and is considering giving them away at events or in return for donations. But some advisers are concerned the president will later sour on the idea, according to one campaign official.

That uncertainty was on display last week, when Vice President Mike Pence went maskless at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He later acknowledged he should have worn one and did use a mask during a subsequent trip to a ventilator plant.

The issue has been far less fraught for Democrats, whose presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has said he wears a mask when interacting with the Secret Service.

Dilemmas for politicians and other Americans are only going to increase as parts of the country begin easing stay-at-home orders and businesses reopen with new rules. The tensions have already flared in Michigan, where a man was shot and killed over a mask dispute at a store.

One of the earliest communities to require masks in public was Laredo, Texas. A $1,000 noncompliance fine was negated by an order from the governor, but Mayor Pete Saenz said his community is still asking citizens to comply so hospitals aren’t overtaxed with new cases.

“We don’t want to violate anyone’s civil liberties,” Saenz said. But “we can’t help you, if it’s beyond our medical capacity, whether you exercise your civil liberties or not.”
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Post by: AGelbert on May 07, 2020, 11:43:44 am
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What causes people suffering from lung diseases to feel breathless is not the fall in oxygen levels but rather the body sensing the rising levels of carbon dioxide.
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Title: Re: COVID-19 🏴☠️ Pandemic
Post by: AGelbert on May 09, 2020, 12:08:52 am
Evolution ID and the Coronavirus :👨‍🔬 Jonathan Wells Explains - ID The Future Podcast
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On this episode of ID the Future, biologist and Discovery Institute senior fellow Jonathan Wells tackles questions of evolution and intelligent design as they relate to the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2. Is it the product of evolution, in the sense of Darwin’s Origin of Species? Wells argues to the contrary: It’s not a new species; in fact viruses aren’t even considered living species. Does modern evolutionary theory guide medicine’s response? Not when you consider that most of the major treatments being used and pursued actually preceded Darwin. Is intelligent design involved? Yes and no, Wells says. Listen in to get his take on this and more.  For more about this and to download the podcast go to: https://www.discovery.org/multimedia/...

The ID The Future (IDTF) podcast carries on Discovery Institute's mission of exploring the issues central to evolution and intelligent design. IDTF is a short podcast providing you with the most current news and views on evolution and ID. IDTF delivers brief interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory of ID, as well as insightful commentary from Discovery Institute senior fellows and staff on the scientific, educational and legal aspects of the debate.

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Title: Some Good Advice from Medical Professionals to we-the-people and Hospital Doctors
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b.i.d. (on prescription): (https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6954) Seen on a prescription, b.i.d. means twice (two times) a day. It is an abbreviation for "bis in die" which in Latin means twice a day. The abbreviation b.i.d. is sometimes written without a period either in lower-case letters as "bid" or in capital letters as "BID". However it is written, it is one of a number of hallowed abbreviations of Latin terms that have been traditionally used in prescriptions to specify the frequency with which medicines should be taken.

Other examples include:

q.d. (qd or QD) is once a day; q.d. stands for "quaque die" (which means, in Latin, once a day).

t.i.d. (or tid or TID) is three times a day ; t.i.d. stands for "ter in die" (in Latin, 3 times a day).

q.i.d. (or qid or QID) is four times a day; q.i.d. stands for "quater in die" (in Latin, 4 times a day).

q_h: If a medicine is to be taken every so-many hours, it is written "q_h"; the "q" standing for "quaque" and the "h" indicating the number of hours. So, for example, "2 caps q4h" means "Take 2 capsules every 4 hours."

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PO q 6 means "take by mouth every 6 hours".

PO BID means "take by mouth twice a day".

3g IV q 6 means "3g Intravenous therapy every 6 hours".

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Title: Might Enzymes Help Blood Clotting Associated With COVID-19?
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Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
 
May 09, 2020
 
STORY AT-A-GLANCE

► Aside from sepsis — which in one study was present in 59% of COVID-19 patients and 100% of those who died — blood clots also appear to be common in patients with severe COVID-19 disease

► Abnormal coagulation is associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19. According to one case report, 71.4% of patients who died of COVID-19 met the criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) while only 0.6% of patients who survived met that criteria

► DIC refers to a systemic disorder that affects blood coagulation and can result in organ dysfunction and death. Prothrombotic DIC causes persistent blood clots. Sepsis is one of the most common causes of DIC

► Doctors are divided when it comes to treatment of DIC. Some believe early administration of blood thinners is advisable, while other data suggest they don’t improve outcomes

Holistic prophylactic alternatives that might be beneficial against blood clots include proteolytic enzymes such as lumbrokinase, nattokinase and serrapeptase, all of which act as natural anticoagulants by breaking down the fibrin that forms the blood clot

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