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🤮 Coronavirus (Community Thread)


#1002

:bookmark: Bookmark this page, excellent resource of health conditions by zip code


(David Bythewood) #1003

FUCK.

Started. Spreading. In. Fucking. Mid-January.

My wife’s grandmother died in late January. And now we wonder.


(David Bythewood) #1004

Here comes the next phase of the #GOPTaxScam.

McConnell’s coronavirus business liability pledge sparks lobbying frenzy as the GOP still does not seem to have a concrete plan.


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#1006

Ethics groups call on coronavirus ‘vaccine czar’ to disclose potential conflicts - ABC News


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(Pamela) #1010

#1011

Well, T wants it all to disappear. So if he stops talking with Fauci, well, then, no problems. Same logic is if you test, you get more ‘bad’ numbers, no need for that.

grrrrrrr


(David Bythewood) #1012

WHO says coronavirus isn’t losing potency: ‘This is still a killer virus’


#1013

This unfortunately seems obvious…close proximity will allow more infections to occur, whether you are wearing a mask or not.

While a very righteous cause, I really am fearful of the fallout of these huge public gatherings. #VictoryParadeSpanishFlu

US surgeon general warns of coronavirus outbreaks from George Floyd protests

From CNN’s Veronica Stracqualursi

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said to expect new outbreaks of the coronavirus resulting from the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd that have seen thousands of people gather in close proximity.

While a majority of protesters nationwide have worn masks and face coverings as they demand justice for Floyd, an African-American man who died last week while in police custody, the large crowds have made it difficult to social distance. The coronavirus pandemic has also disproportionately affected communities of color, an issue Adams has highlighted.

“I remain concerned about the public health consequences both of individual and institutional racism (and) people out protesting in a way that is harmful to themselves and to their communities,” Adams told Politico in an interview published Monday.
“Based on the way the disease spreads, there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward,” he added.

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga said in a tweet on Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a protest.

“After attending a protest in Tulsa AND being well protective of myself, I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Ogbongbemiga tweeted. “Please, if you are going to protest, take care of yourself and stay safe.”

After attending a protest in Tulsa AND being well protective of myself, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Please, if you are going to protest, take care of yourself and stay safe.

— Amen Ogbongbemiga (@closedprayer) June 3, 2020

Top doctor’s warning: US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said in an interview with Politico on Monday to expect new outbreaks of the virus resulting from nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd that have seen thousands of people gather in close proximity.

"Based on the way the disease spreads, there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward," Adams said.


(David Bythewood) #1014

Sweden now has world’s highest death rate after it decided to ignore lockdown advice


(David Bythewood) #1015

“Psst, Bob. Why is she here?”

“Don’t know, Jill. Just roll with it. Nothing makes sense any longer.”

Melania Trump Attends FEMA Briefing Without Her Husband and People Have Questions


(David Bythewood) #1016

https://twitter.com/Kiwiheather/status/1268888981934084096?s=20

15 West Point Cadets Test Positive for Coronavirus

More than 1,100 cadets returned to campus ahead of President Trump’s commencement speech in mid-June.


#1017

As Trump touts increased production, coronavirus swabs made during his Maine factory tour will be tossed in the trash

GUILFORD, Maine – President Donald Trump traveled to Maine Friday to tour a facility that makes medical swabs used for coronavirus testing, but the swabs manufactured in the background during his visit will ultimately be thrown in the trash, the company said.


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#1019

Satellite data suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers

Dramatic spikes in auto traffic around major hospitals in Wuhan last fall suggest the novel coronavirus may have been present and spreading through central China long before the outbreak was first reported to the world, according to a new Harvard Medical School study.

Using techniques similar to those employed by intelligence agencies, the research team behind the study analyzed commercial satellite imagery and “observed a dramatic increase in hospital traffic outside five major Wuhan hospitals beginning late summer and early fall 2019,” according to Dr. John Brownstein, the Harvard Medical professor who led the research.

Brownstein, an ABC News contributor, said the traffic increase also “coincided with” elevated queries on a Chinese internet search for "certain symptoms that would later be determined as closely associated with the novel coronavirus."

Though Brownstein acknowledged the evidence is circumstantial, he said the studymakes for an important new data point in the mystery of COVID-19’s origins.

“Something was happening in October,” said Brownstein, the chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the medical center’s Computational Epidemiology Lab. “Clearly, there was some level of social disruption taking place well before what was previously identified as the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.”

October? Whoa :flushed:


#1020

Cross-posting


#1021

Shutdowns prevented 60 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., study finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/08/shutdowns-prevented-60-million-coronavirus-infections-us-study-finds/

Shutdown orders prevented about 60 million novel coronavirus infections in the United States and 285 million in China, according to a research study published Monday that examined how stay-at-home orders and other restrictions limited the spread of the contagion.

A separate study from epidemiologists at Imperial College London estimated the shutdowns saved about 3.1 million lives in 11 European countries, including 500,000 in the United Kingdom, and dropped infection rates by an average of 82 percent, sufficient to drive the contagion well below epidemic levels

The two reports, published simultaneously Monday in the journal Nature, used completely different methods to reach similar conclusions.They suggest that the aggressive and unprecedented shutdowns, which caused massive economic disruptions and job losses, were effective at halting the exponential spread of the novel coronavirus.


Today’s numbers for reference :point_down:

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 p.m. ET: 7,062,464 — Total deaths: 403,921 — Total recoveries — 3,165,118Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 p.m ET: 1,950,023 — Total deaths: 110,689 — Total recoveries: 506,367 — Total tested: 20,235,768Map.