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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #105 on: April 02, 2020, 11:58:12 AM »
Could be worse...

"Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that anyone breaking the coronavirus lockdown on the island of Luzon may be shot by the military or the police ..."
...give it some time.

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #106 on: April 02, 2020, 03:36:49 PM »
Crap.  Here's a headline I've been dreading:

Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million, doubling in a week as death toll tops 50,000

           https://tinyurl.com/wtcejd7
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« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2020, 04:26:46 PM »
Crap.  Here's a headline I've been dreading:

Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 1 million, doubling in a week as death toll tops 50,000

           https://tinyurl.com/wtcejd7

 Yep, I've been dreading that milestone. We were at Stater Bros Market this morning. Everything seemed so normal. Some shelves were sparse, but not apocalyptically so. We got everything we needed. Our gardener came by and worked. He was optimistic and cheerful. I haven't lost hope. I hope everyone here is safe and healthy. Keeping our conversations going helps a bit.
      Btw, California is paradise and I would never leave. Every time I turn on the news, some states are facing floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, etc. I look out my window, and everything is perfect. I've never had any major damage from earthquakes in the 50 plus years I've lived here. Keep your log cabins, I'll take Hollywood, beautiful beaches, movie star quality women, mountains, Sunset Strip, Universal Studios, quality strip joints...need I continue?
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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #108 on: April 04, 2020, 12:06:52 AM »
This isn't posted to depress members any more than they might be already.

It is intended to give everyone even more incentive to take extra care in avoiding COVID-19.


Medical care givers are telling us: 

"Those saved through extreme medical interventions, including being attached to mechanical ventilators for a week or two, often suffer long-term physical, mental and emotional issues, according to a staggering body of medical and scientific studies. Even a year after leaving the intensive care unit, many people experience post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits, depression, lost jobs and problems with daily activities such as bathing and eating."


Please stay healthy.
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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2020, 08:10:07 AM »
Living in Staten Island, one of the 5 boroughs of New York City, there are over 300 cases of the virus just in my zip code. Only going out for groceries once per week or less. The market we go to has hours for seniors from 6 AM to 7:30 AM. Not crowded and pretty well stocked.Being in New York state with the highest cases of the virus is not what I  would start yelling " We're Number One ,We're Number One ". So stay safe folks and I guess we'll be hearing about Social Distancing for awhile .
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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2020, 10:26:07 AM »
This isn't posted to depress members any more than they might be already.

It is intended to give everyone even more incentive to take extra care in avoiding COVID-19.


Medical care givers are telling us: 

"Those saved through extreme medical interventions, including being attached to mechanical ventilators for a week or two, often suffer long-term physical, mental and emotional issues, according to a staggering body of medical and scientific studies. Even a year after leaving the intensive care unit, many people experience post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits, depression, lost jobs and problems with daily activities such as bathing and eating."


Please stay healthy.

Adam, thank you so much for this devastating information. I count on you for fact based reporting. Thanks for caring.

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2020, 10:31:20 AM »
It's frightening. Where I was worried that the dozens infected in New Rochelle just north of New York City would quickly become several hundred in the state within a week, the current count of 950 is way beyond what I feared. I was expecting cases in Florida to mushroom from under ten and they now stand at 137, but I was stunned to see cases in Louisiana jump from a couple just over a week ago to 114 right now. Even states such as Michigan and Ohio where there were zero cases less than a week ago now have 53 and 50 cases respectively.

And I thought Italy's total was shockingly high when it got to over 5000 just over a week ago on March 7th. Well the case count in Italy has now jumped by over 7087 in the last two days alone and hospitals can't even cope with the critical! Evidently when the first case was encountered in Italy on February 17th, the young fellow wasn't taken seriously and was repeatedly dismissed from the hospital as opposed to being put in isolation. They somehow didn't think a disease erupting in "far off" China could appear in Italy....

Here's where I'm getting my numbers:


Worldwide Infections - Worldometers


U.S. Infections - NY Times

People now need to change their everyday behaviour. It's gone past avoiding planes. We're now getting full-fledged community transmission.

Revisiting my post from March 16th and comparing today's numbers below to those above that I found "frightening" then:

New York  113,704
Michigan  12,744
Florida  11,111
Louisiana  10,297
Ohio  3312

Italy - from 27, 980 to 119,82
Spain - from 9942 to 124,736
Canada - from 441 to 12,549

Even ten days ago I was looking at the numbers and thinking at least "we" here (wherever) don't have it as bad as they do over there. Now though the "we here" numbers have surpassed what were the over there numbers several fold....

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2020, 10:34:05 AM »
Adam, thank you so much for this devastating information. I count on you for fact based reporting. Thanks for caring.

I spread sunshine wherever I can.
ADAM

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #113 on: April 06, 2020, 10:53:06 AM »
Two of the very fastest growing areas within North America for coronavirus infections in the last three weeks or so have been Michigan and Québec. The reasons behind the rapid growth in infection in these two locales have been rather different.

Michigan did not report its first coronavirus case until March 10th, but it currently has 15,718 behind only New York and New Jersey. This article explains why the virus has spread so rapidly in Michigan, particularly in the Detroit area:

Coronavirus Spread in Michigan - Michigan Health Watch

Quote from: Michigan Health Watch on March 31, 2020
Among the possibilities Hutton and others have mentioned for the rapid spread in Michigan:

Detroit Metropolitan Airport, which has a large international hub and flights to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak originated in December and its airport remained open until Jan. 23.
 
Supply lines between Detroit automakers and Wuhan, a major auto hub and home to five car manufacturers including Dongfeng Motor, one of the biggest in China. General Motors has 15 assembly plants in China with its partners, while Ford has six and Fiat Chrysler has two.

Ties between automakers, particularly FCA, and Italy, which has more than 77,000 cases and 12,000 deaths.

Similarly in Canada Québec did not report its first presumptive case until February 27th and its fourth presumptive case until March 8th. But Québec now has 8580 confirmed cases far and away the most in Canada.

Part of the reaon is that Québec has close contacts with France where the coronavirus infection surfaced earlier than in most of North America and infection rates are far higher than they are here. Moreover the various Jewish communities in Montréal including Hasidic ones have close ties with similar ones in nearby New York City which has been savagely hit by the virus.

The main reason however is that March Break started earlier in Québec than in most other places. The last day of school in Québec prior to March Break was February 28th. The severity of the coronavirus outbreak on this continent did not become apparent for nearly a week so there was nothing much to dissuade students from flying off to Florida where Québecois love to sun themselves during the winter months. So therefore the incubator effect on planes took hold with the subsequent spread of the virus both in Florida and back in Québec upon their return.

Quebec's Coronavirus Cases - Globe and Mail

The impact of March Break partying in Florida will likely mirror what happened in Louisiana after Mardi Gras.  The case count in Louisiana exploded about two weeks after Ash Wednesday on February 26th which marked the end of the Mardi Gras festivities. The first presumptive case in Loisiana was on March 9th and the number of cases has now grown to 14,867.

March Break travel to Florida beaches though is why eastern North America locales such as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Québec, Ontario and of course Florida and Louisiana have taken over from the west coast in the past two weeks as the epicenters of the growth rate of cases in North America. Given the effect of Mardi Gras on infections in the New Orléans vicinity, it's clear to me that there's still going to be hell to pay for the March Break stupidity on Florida beaches until probably late May.

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« Reply #114 on: April 06, 2020, 11:02:14 AM »
Keeping distancing in mind, and so my Funeral coach doesn't sit idle, I've been making Sunday drives to Maplewood Cemetary, especially since Sundays have have been too nice to stay indoors.
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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #115 on: April 06, 2020, 11:03:10 AM »
Here's a good article on the impact of Mardi Gras on infection rates in Louisiana and thus wherever:

Mardi Gras Virus Nightmare - New York Times

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« Reply #116 on: April 06, 2020, 02:08:57 PM »
Just checked headlines and saw this:

US Death Rate Tops 10,000

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #117 on: April 06, 2020, 02:32:03 PM »
My mail carrier just informed me that the Post Office might possibly shut down in June:

I looked it up on the Internet:

                https://tinyurl.com/wtj3623


My retirement and Social Security are directed deposited into my bank.

What about all the old folks who get their Social Security checks and some medicines in the mail?
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« Reply #118 on: April 06, 2020, 06:05:54 PM »
My mail carrier just informed me that the Post Office might possibly shut down in June:

I looked it up on the Internet:

                https://tinyurl.com/wtj3623


My retirement and Social Security are directed deposited into my bank.

What about all the old folks who get their Social Security checks and some medicines in the mail?

 Saw that, too. Now, THAT'S scary. It's like everything has stopped. Our mailman is this tall, skinny "dude" dude. I've never gotten my meds by mail because of him. He delivered my girlfriend's checks to a neighbor a mile away (thank god  for honesty). We didn't get mail a few days last week. I guess we'll have to get used to not depending on it from now on.

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Re: COVID-19 no politics this time...promise
« Reply #119 on: April 06, 2020, 07:22:54 PM »
France is experiencing a surge in cases & deaths.

Boris Johnson has gotten worse and been moved to intensive care.
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