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Coronavirus Freakout 44: Died On the 4th of July

In which patriotic Americans celebrate their Liberty from scientific facts and Freedom from common fucking sense.

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by Anonymousreply 600Last Wednesday at 2:15 PM

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by Anonymousreply 106/24/2020

I love you for that picture, OP.

by Anonymousreply 206/24/2020

Love it, OP

by Anonymousreply 306/24/2020

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 24 ~ 7:30 PM EST

🧚 INTERNATIONAL FAIRY DAY

🛸 WORLD UFO DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 9,514,644

DEATHS: 483,878

CRITICAL: 58,411

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,461,426

DEATHS: 124,247

CRITICAL: 16,535

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 ........ 👈 U NEED THIS !

by Anonymousreply 406/24/2020

New York City beaches are re-opening which means my beach is going to start allowing non-residents. So social distancing will be impossible. Grrr... I’m happy for other people, but selfishly upset that my beach days are over for the year.

by Anonymousreply 506/24/2020

As of midnight tomorrow, masks will be mandatory in Nevada.

About time.

by Anonymousreply 606/24/2020

Tulsa looking good.

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by Anonymousreply 706/24/2020

Dr. Chris Murray from the University of Washington is quite handsome.

by Anonymousreply 806/24/2020
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by Anonymousreply 906/24/2020

Speaking of dying on July 4th, here’s a fun fact:

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826; exactly 50 years to the day after signing the Declaration of Independence.

by Anonymousreply 1006/24/2020

If only Trump would die on July 4th....

by Anonymousreply 1106/24/2020

I went to my first Covid Era Funeral Service on Saturday for a close relative, with limited guests. Masks and social distancing mandatory. The Funeral Home had 4 employees at the door, taking temps, offering sanitizer, providing masks for those who came without them. An adjacent room was opened up, and chairs were spaced according to guidelines. Anyone signing the guest book was asked to use a clean pen from the holder, and immediately put it in the basket provided. Unfortunately, upon entering the room where the service was held, about 70% of the attendees removing their masks, and were rearranging seating. My sister and I sat all the way in the back, as far as possible away from everyone. Unbelievable that the funeral home's well thought out plans to keep everyone safe were tossed out by some of my not so bright relatives.

by Anonymousreply 1206/24/2020

Everything is bigger in Texas! Even COVID-19.

by Anonymousreply 1306/24/2020

Headed for another lockdown in Texas. It really seems unavoidable now - hospital capacity is getting tight and we are on a steep upward trend in cases. Basically NY in early April. Abbot is slowly sliding and will have to accept the inevitable. Doctors in Houston are saying it has to start by end of this week - or we are looking at a disaster in July. Simple masks aren’t enough to stop it now. Abbott is trying to please the crazy conservatives - and avoid a hospital overwhelm disaster. Impossible - he is screwed now - as is Texas.

by Anonymousreply 1406/24/2020

Are you in Texas R14? Did you get a load of Hot Wheels at his last address?

"We want y'all to wahear maysks" "If y'all dont want to wahear maysks that is your civil liberty"

"Our numbers are going up" "We know y'all wanna see fayar works! we are limiting these events to 500 people"

"We have a lot of increased cases that need an ICU behayd" "The hospital CEOs that are PROFESSIONALS says they have plenty-a-room"

by Anonymousreply 1506/24/2020

[quote]Basically NY in early April.

Except we in NY didn't get any warning. The rest of you people in other parts of the country have no excuse for ignoring that it was coming for you. There was time to prepare and other states just didn't take it seriously.

by Anonymousreply 1606/24/2020

S&P 500 is still above 3k.

by Anonymousreply 1706/24/2020

Russian, Chinese and donor $$$ propping it up.

by Anonymousreply 1806/24/2020

Abbott trying to have it all ways is an exercise in absurdity. Not as ridiculous as Trump - but the same need to pander to the idiots who don’t want to lockdown while trying to avoid blame for spiraling cases and deaths. The Dem mayors will hold him accountable though.

by Anonymousreply 1906/24/2020

Guardian-The death toll from the coronavirus in Latin America is expected to skyrocket to nearly 390,000 by October, with Brazil and Mexico seen accounting for two-thirds of fatalities as other nations in the region contain their outbreaks, the University of Washington said on Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 2006/24/2020

Guardian-The pilots of a plane that crashed last month in Pakistan, killing 98 people, were pre-occupied by the coronavirus crisis and tried to land with the aircraft’s wheels still up, according to initial official reports. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed into a crowded residential area on 22 May after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport for a second landing attempt, killing all but two people on board, and a child on the ground. The preliminary report outlines the flight’s chaotic final minutes and a bizarre series of errors compounded by communication failures with air traffic control.Investigators found the plane was at more than twice the correct altitude when it first approached the runway, and the tower advised the pilots to circle for a more gradual descent, the report states. But, instead of going around, the pilots attempted to land anyway – even though they had raised the landing gear. Air traffic control saw the Airbus A320’s engines scrape the runway with a shower of sparks, but did not tell the cockpit. The badly damaged engines failed as the plane turned to attempt a second landing. Pakistan’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan told parliament the pilots had been discussing the coronavirus as they attempted to land and had disengaged the craft’s autopilot.

by Anonymousreply 2106/24/2020

For those who haven't seen this yet, a chilling video:

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by Anonymousreply 2206/24/2020

I got a forbidden message^

by Anonymousreply 2306/24/2020

Hmmm... I wonder why it's forbidden. Here's a link to a reddit thread that shows the video:

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by Anonymousreply 2406/24/2020

It isn't the virus that will kill us, it's the selfishness of people and humanity's unwillingness to make even the smallest of sacrifices (like wearing a damned mask in a Costco) which will.

by Anonymousreply 2506/24/2020

I love this crazy coda to the two former Presidents' lives.

"On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were, "Thomas Jefferson still survives." He was mistaken: Jefferson had died five hours earlier at Monticello at the age of 83."

by Anonymousreply 2606/24/2020

Can you imagine the yard sales next Spring? Garage sales will be booming, with heirs trying to unload the now-excess goods.

by Anonymousreply 2706/24/2020

Suppose we lose 5% of our US population, which is a higher number than expected.

The economy and stock market will both tank due to high unemployment, but I’m wondering if you think there be a glut of consumer goods, too, since there will be 5% more goods than previously purchased? If people are willing to accept hand-me-downs, then that will hurt manufacturing even more.

by Anonymousreply 2806/24/2020

Oh no....

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by Anonymousreply 2906/25/2020

R29 Hold me David. I'm scared.

by Anonymousreply 3006/25/2020

Dozens of Secret Service agents in self quarantine after Trump's Tulsa rally.

by Anonymousreply 3106/25/2020

The Eiffel Tower has reopened and welcomes tourists, especially American$. They really "need" us.

The elevators are closed, but you can still take in the full view if you're ready and willing to climb 674 steps.

by Anonymousreply 3206/25/2020

That video at r24... Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 3306/25/2020

If/when Texas shuts down, they can always use the convenient "it's because of them Mexicans" excuse. Maybe that will go over better with the shitheads.

[quote] Yesterday, Jalisco reported 9,277 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, while the Federal Government is only reporting 5,217, an under-reporting of 4,060 coronavirus cases in the state.

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by Anonymousreply 3406/25/2020

They're called estate sales, R27.

by Anonymousreply 3506/25/2020

R24, good night nurse, chilling vid.

by Anonymousreply 3606/25/2020

[quote] R31: Dozens of Secret Service agents in self quarantine after Trump's Tulsa rally.

I laughed a bit when I read this. Only because I was so easy to foresee. Maybe I should be President?

by Anonymousreply 3706/25/2020

Thank you R35.

My 80 year old grandmother used to have a perpetual yard sale. Not that she ever got new inventory. She was just out there, chatting with people. Finally, a neighbor complained and she shutdown. That was the second time Marshall Law closed her businesses.

by Anonymousreply 3806/25/2020

I don’t understand how we get through this if infection doesn’t lead to at least one-year’s immunity. I want to speak with the manager!

by Anonymousreply 3906/25/2020

My friend Julie has started having sex with that awful Marshall Law.

by Anonymousreply 4006/25/2020

Why is this no gathering advice so hard to grasp?

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⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 25 ~ 12:00 NOON EST

👥👥 GLOBAL BEATLES DAY

⛵ DAY OF THE SEAFARER

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 9,591,105

DEATHS: 486,252

CRITICAL: 58,250

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,474,928

DEATHS: 224,414

CRITICAL: 16,543

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 DO IT RIGHT NOW !

by Anonymousreply 4206/25/2020

R42, It should be 124,414k deaths.

by Anonymousreply 4306/25/2020

R41, I can't believe that they thought it was a good idea to throw a surprise birthday party in the middle of a pandemic. How stupid can you be? Surprise, you have Covid-19!!! And one of the attendees is battling breast cancer?!?

by Anonymousreply 4406/25/2020

I hope the gift bag was worth it.

by Anonymousreply 4506/25/2020

The NYC 14-day quarantine may be hard to enforce. Anyone renting a car can just ask for one with NY plates. I used to rent cars often for business. I'm in NJ and rarely had a rental with a NJ license plate. Most were out of state; quite a few with NY, MA, and CT plates due to one-way rentals.

by Anonymousreply 4606/25/2020

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by Anonymousreply 4706/25/2020

Seeing that story at R41 about the surprise party and the news about cases rising again is making me nervous as hell. I'm a college professor, and our university announced last week that we are definitely returning to campus and face-to-face classes in the fall. We are assured that everything will be OK because students will be asked to wear masks all the time and will be told not to engage in any socializing, partying, etc. Yeah, right. When millions of college students descend on college campuses across the country in the fall, all hell will break loose.

by Anonymousreply 4806/25/2020

R43. A Freudian slip. We will have +200K soon enough

by Anonymousreply 4906/25/2020

One of our local TV stations was interviewing college students about their scheduled return to classes in August.

The common denominator - they couldn't wait to see their friends again and PARTY !

Aren't young people today so inspiring and so refreshingly fearless ?

by Anonymousreply 5006/25/2020

Already nearly 600K deaths in Brazil today before their usual last minute updates. Please tell me again why I booked a trip there in November??? As Samuel L Jackson said "I've got a bad feeling about this".

by Anonymousreply 5106/25/2020

I'm with you R48, though I'm but a lowly staffer. Colleges and universities are failing us all. Those who have the endowment money to ride out another semester or two of being shut down had an ethical responsibility to do so. If a bunch of failing small colleges went under, so be it.

In other news, these Seattle scientists are on the money. Let's shift focus to early intervention treatments!

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Agree with R48 about the Ill-advised return to campuses — the big universities are going to explode with cases, leading to another widespread shutdown.

by Anonymousreply 5306/25/2020

NYU is planning to open for Fall semester...NYC's number gonna go up for sure!

by Anonymousreply 5406/25/2020

So I guess he wasn't "joking" after all. He means what he says. Always.

BBC-Officials in states across the US have reacted with alarm to the Trump administration’s plan to end federal support for some Covid-19 testing sites, warning it could cause further spread of a disease that is already surging back and calling the move “irresponsible”. The White House confirmed on Wednesday it will no longer fund 13 testing sites, including seven in Texas, despite that state reporting record highs in the number of coronavirus cases.Funding and support for the sites will end this month, even as Covid-19 cases increase across the US. The sites are in Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado.

by Anonymousreply 5506/25/2020

Coronavirus stimulus checks went to 1.1M dead people, agency says

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by Anonymousreply 5606/25/2020

I love “Born on the 4th of July” and I don’t care what you say about Tom.

by Anonymousreply 5706/25/2020

R57, me too. I thought he was great in it. Too bad he didn't win the oscar...I believe Daniel Day Lewis won for My Left Foot instead of him.

by Anonymousreply 5806/25/2020

I just heard that the experts think that for every known case of COVID, there are 10 :cases that are undetected.

by Anonymousreply 5906/25/2020

R57. It was his only attempt at acting.

by Anonymousreply 6006/25/2020

R59. Sadly the number is probably much higher. Suspected deaths for the 2009 swine flu were up to 25 times higher than reported deaths based on thorough analysis many years later. Clearly, there is a lot of under reporting going on throughout the world based on case to death ratios. We will only know the true scope of the problem many years later

by Anonymousreply 6106/25/2020

R59 I've been assuming that since Thread 1.

by Anonymousreply 6206/25/2020

Just saw that New Jersey is reporting +1700 deaths today according to Worldometer. Anyone know what this is about? I suppose they are catching up for the past

by Anonymousreply 6306/25/2020

R63! I hope that's an error.

by Anonymousreply 6406/25/2020

R63 R64 It's because New Jersey is now reporting "probable" COVID deaths and added a bunch to the total.

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It seems that the death toll for New Jersey has now disappeared from Worldometer altogether while they sort this out

by Anonymousreply 6606/25/2020

Oh what a tangled web we weave

by Anonymousreply 6706/25/2020

I loved Tom Cruise in Rainman, but Dustin Hoffman definitely stole his thunder.

by Anonymousreply 6806/25/2020

So Houston. TX is on the verge of an APOCALYPSE according to some doctor in TX.

by Anonymousreply 6906/25/2020

yes, I saw a report that a stupid family had a surprise birthday and now 18 of them test positive. dumb cunts.

by Anonymousreply 7006/25/2020

Just wait until the 4th of July. Clearly the heat and the sun are not stopping the spread. So what do we do we do now?

by Anonymousreply 7106/25/2020

[quote]So what do we do we do now?

Oh for God's sake, just die already!

by Anonymousreply 7206/25/2020

R71 Eat. Pray. Love.

by Anonymousreply 7306/25/2020

The American propensity for magical thinking is on full display this summer.

by Anonymousreply 7406/25/2020

R72. Sorry for the typos! I am laughing out loud....somewhat. I understand your sentiment and frustration but I remained concerned. Honestly, it is not looking good at the moment. Lots of countries are rushing to open back up for the sake of tourism. Many Americans are in complete denial ahead of one of the biggest days of the year. A recipe for disaster...

by Anonymousreply 7506/25/2020

R66: NJ reporting 29 now (whew!)

by Anonymousreply 7606/25/2020

The LFC in UK just won the league (last won 30years ago) and now hundreds of thousands have gathered outside the stadium...so fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 7706/25/2020

R77, the team manager Jurgen Klopp has urged them to cheer in front of their respective residences. I adore Klopp. At the ill-advised match against Atletico in March he was openly pissed at fans tryjng to high five him when he entered the pitch-“We’re facing a fucking pandemic!”

by Anonymousreply 7806/25/2020

[quote]At the ill-advised match against Atletico in March he was openly pissed at fans tryjng to high five him when he entered the pitch-“We’re facing a fucking pandemic!”

I saw that and of course, a lot of idiots were angry with him for it. Brain dead people.

by Anonymousreply 7906/25/2020

Pullmantur Cruises, which is part outed by Royal Caribbean has gone bankrupt.

And Carnival's stock was downgraded to junk status.

by Anonymousreply 8006/25/2020

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 25 ~ 7:45 PM EST

👥👥 GLOBAL BEATLES DAY

⛵ DAY OF THE SEAFARER

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 9,695,243

DEATHS: 489,054

CRITICAL: 57,615

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,499,111

DEATHS: 124,864

CRITICAL: 15,731

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 BE A MASKED HERO !

by Anonymousreply 8106/25/2020

Yay, R80. All the cruise lines need to fucking disappear.

by Anonymousreply 8206/25/2020

🙉 Social distancing works great on paper.

In reality .......... Not so much.

Stay home.

The life you save may be your own.

by Anonymousreply 8306/25/2020

The CDC has added pregnant women to the list of high-risk groups — pregnant women who get the virus are more likely to nee hospitalization, more likely to need ICU care, and more likely to require a ventilator.

by Anonymousreply 8406/25/2020

Yes R59....and in a roundabout way that could be seen as a good thing. My interpretation is that if the infection rate has been 10x higher than measured/reported and the deaths are what they are (I understand that there may be under-reporting here also), it means the calculated mortality rate is lower than rates previously publicized. That's a good thing to know if # of cases continues to climb significantly. It also means millions have already had the virus and gotten past it at least for now. I know that doesn't prove anything regarding the future, but it feels like a positive to me so I'm going with that.

My theory still is that this virus has been here in the US since at least late fall 2019. It just wasn't "known" yet. I think I posted that in an early thread and of course people accused me of being a "right wing troll". Whatever.

For now I just keep working from home and live mostly the same way I have been since March.

by Anonymousreply 8506/25/2020

It would appear Florida's neighbors are reaping the benefits of community spread and filling out the Top 10 for new cases:

GA 1714

NC 1147

AL 1142

SC 1125

MS 1072

by Anonymousreply 8606/25/2020

yes, I saw those soccer fans outside the stadiums...they had no masks on!

by Anonymousreply 8706/25/2020

they even have placemats for your masks! -------------

The buffet is back! Wynn Las Vegas becomes first hotel to reopen its $60 re-imagined all-you-can-eat service amid the pandemic with a huge selection of 50 savory items and 20 desserts - and mini placemats for your mask while you eat

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DOMINIC KING AT ANFIELD: Red smoke billowing from flares, fans singing and dancing raucously and the snap, crackle and pop of fireworks... Liverpool fans gathered to drink in a party that has waited for three decades and will last for days

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by Anonymousreply 8906/25/2020

Los Angeles County now has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the nation.

Johns Hopkins reported 89,633 total cases in L.A. County as of Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 9006/25/2020

My friend, who tracks the daily cases in a trends chart, just reported we had the most cases ever in a day—over 38,000. Congratulations, America!

by Anonymousreply 9106/25/2020

R88.... so sad. That skanky nasty stripper doin her thing with a face mask on. So pathetic. Does that stuff give straight guys a chub? And the first part.... all them dude bros flocking into the casino, hootin and holler-in with manufactured fun..... I could practically see the virus dancing in the air. What is wrong with ‘muricans.

by Anonymousreply 9206/25/2020

[quote]That skanky nasty stripper doin her thing with a face mask on

And from the looks of her, packed on a few lbs during quarantine.

by Anonymousreply 9306/25/2020

If Texas Governor Greg Abbott doesn’t reinstate lockdown this weekend in the most problematic areas, he won’t have a leg to stand on when the state implodes from the Coronavirus.

by Anonymousreply 9406/25/2020

Wendell Potter, former VP of Cigna Insurance:

Amid America's #COVID19 disaster, I must come clean about a lie I spread as a health insurance exec: We spent big $$ to push the idea that Canada's single-payer system was awful & the U.S. system much better. It was a lie & the nations' COVID responses prove it.

The truth: Canada's doing much better than the U.S. when it comes to #COVID19 testing & treatment. On a per capita basis, more Canadians are being tested & fewer getting sick & dying. This may shock Americans who still believe the lies I told about the Canadian health care system.

Here’s the truth: Our industry PR & lobbying group, AHIP, supplied my colleagues & me with cherry-picked data & anecdotes to make people think Canadians wait endlessly for their care. It’s a lie & I’ll always regret the disservice I did to folks on both sides of the border

by Anonymousreply 9506/25/2020

Well fuck you very much, R95

by Anonymousreply 9606/25/2020

Just FYI for those worried about reports of antibodies lessening quickly or disappearing over time, there is more to the immune system than antibodies. There are T cells, killer T cells, and memory T cells. These work a bit as guardians. While there are no active antibodies, these cells float around, ready to quickly reignite the immune response, including antibody formation, when/if they re-encounter the virus in the future.

by Anonymousreply 9706/25/2020

R89 The UK is allowing large gatherings/sporting events now?

by Anonymousreply 9806/25/2020

Jesus, r97, you should have provided a link. I thought you were kidding

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Sorry, meant r95

by Anonymousreply 10006/25/2020

Rather comforting, R97. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 10106/25/2020

🤒 Nobody knows nothin 'bout The Corona.

by Anonymousreply 10206/25/2020

OMG- where are we right now? I am in California and the number of infections are going through the roof. No one can do any kind of planning for work re-entry. I think we have to start all over again. Sigh

by Anonymousreply 10306/25/2020

Why the fuck they trying to lie and say protests had no part in resurgence of cases?

I wish the so called health experts would just speak the truth! Racism is a public health issue, but if you go out know yuh are still at risk for catching sars-cov2.

Damn you Newsom and your mealy mouthed, wishy-washy message. “Localism” is not going to work. Operation room key is a disaster. SF will be ruined.

Much evidence this virus is a GOF abomination.

I know the poster who always jokes airborne AIDS .. well he’s not far off the mark. Strange furin cleavage site. Fuck China and Fuck Trump for allowing this to explode here.

by Anonymousreply 10406/25/2020

But R97.....that ruins the narrative of the people who love to revel in all the over-the-top doomsday scenarios!

by Anonymousreply 10506/25/2020

38K cases in one day, but please get your nails done, haircuts, waxing, tattoos and all of that cuz Daddy said it’s 0K!

by Anonymousreply 10606/26/2020

Bloomberg--British Health Secretary Matt Hancock threatens to close U.K. beaches after crowds of daytrippers fill coastal resorts and spark fears of a fresh coronavirus spike

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by Anonymousreply 10706/26/2020

Yesterday was +40,184 new cases in the USA. Highest yet since the pandemic started.

by Anonymousreply 10806/26/2020

R108 Hold me David. I'm scared.

by Anonymousreply 10906/26/2020

I am constantly irritated at the local health department allowing lies on their website, Trumpsters saying this is just the flu and lying about the infected and death rates, falsely claiming they're "board certified doctors" and telling everyone "you don't need to wear a mask because it's not dangerous."

We have people who have lost relatives to covid on the health department board and they're being stalked and harassed by Trumpsters who are trying to get them to deny the deaths happened.

by Anonymousreply 11006/26/2020

Parties

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[quote]Hold me David. I'm scared.

Back off bitch. I'll social distance your ass.

by Anonymousreply 11206/26/2020

Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, is recording as many as 2,000 cases a day, “eclipsing the New York City boroughs even on their worst days,” disease trackers said. “Arizona has lost control of the epidemic.”

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Arizona is facing more per capita cases than recorded by any country in Europe or even by hard-hit Brazil. Among states with at least 20 people hospitalized for covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, no state has seen its rate of hospitalizations increase more rapidly since Memorial Day.

This week, Arizona reported not just a record single-day increase in new cases — with Tuesday’s tally reaching 3,591 — but also record use of inpatient beds and ventilators for suspected and confirmed cases. Public health experts warn that hospitals could be stretched so thin they may have to begin triaging patients by mid-July.

by Anonymousreply 11406/26/2020

My county I officially entering the green phase today.

Big, Big mistake.

by Anonymousreply 11506/26/2020

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 26 ~ 8:00 AM EST

💇 NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST DAY

🐕 TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 9,739,522

DEATHS: 492,395

CRITICAL: 57,441

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,504,676

DEATHS: 126,785

CRITICAL: 15,723

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 YOU'VE NEVER LOOKED SO HOT !

by Anonymousreply 11606/26/2020

I am shocked!

Guardian-Republican Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s faltering response to soaring new coronavirus numbers in his state is descending into acrimony, after an accusation his administration is “cooking the books” in an effort to hide the true impact of the devastating pandemic....Rebekah Jones, who says she was fired from her job in charge of the state’s official Covid-19 database in May for refusing to manipulate its figures, claimed on social media to have evidence that employees at Florida’s department of health “have been instructed this week to change the numbers and begin slowly deleting deaths and cases so it looks like Florida is improving next week in the lead-up to July 4, like they’ve ‘made it over the hump’.” “They’re only reporting all these cases now so they can restrict reporting next week to make everyone think it’s over,” she said.

by Anonymousreply 11706/26/2020

🙊 [italic] Everybody Lies

by Anonymousreply 11806/26/2020

National take your dog to work day has been replaced by take your work to your dog year.

by Anonymousreply 11906/26/2020

My dog fired me a month ago.

by Anonymousreply 12006/26/2020

I don't understand Arizona at all. Even if every single person there is a no-mask wearing, blithering idiot, what about the low population density? How is that not helping? No one in AZ takes public transit, etc. What the fuck are those cunts doing out there?

Meanwhile, my partner almost gave me a heart attack this morning because he had to go to the ER. He has really bad varicose veins in his legs, and they hurt most of the time. He's been told that sooner or later he'll need surgery to have them removed or corrected, but in the meantime just monitor them and if there's any changes to have it checked in case he develops a blood clot. The pain had moved a bit today, so off he went to the ER in two layers of masks, gloves, and safety goggles. (They said he does have a clot, but it's so superficial that it isn't life-threatening, but he will need to get to a vascular specialist for follow up.)

Not sure how worried I should be about his picking up COVID in the ER. He said there was no line and everything was being kept scrupulously safe, but still....

I don't know how you people who have Dr. appointments all the time cope. I think I'd be trying to cauterize my own wounds at home and shit.

by Anonymousreply 12106/26/2020

Film and TV production is so screwed.

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by Anonymousreply 12206/26/2020

My elderly dad already had covid. He caught it at an AA meeting back in February. The guy who gave it to him was coughing at the coffee stand and died two weeks later! He had been a heavy smoker in his youth. My Dad felt crappy for months but is now feeling back to normal.

by Anonymousreply 12306/26/2020

My best to you and hubster, r121. These threads and your posts have really been a life saver for me. XXXOOOXXX

by Anonymousreply 12406/26/2020

Over the last 24 hours, the state of Alabama has seen a record increase in COVID-19 cases, with more than 1,100 cases added in a single day.

82 percent of Alabama’s ICU beds are now full, and there are only 289 beds available statewide.

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by Anonymousreply 12506/26/2020

And those imbeciles will STILL vote for Trump ^

by Anonymousreply 12606/26/2020

The Guardian: About 40% of residents in the Tyrolean skiing resort that has been described as a possible “ground zero” for the pandemic in Europe have developed Covid-19 antibodies, scientists have found. Of those infected, only 15% had experienced any sort of symptoms, the study found. This means as many as 85% experienced the infection without noticing.

by Anonymousreply 12706/26/2020

The White House announced that Vice President Mike Pence would lead a public coronavirus task force briefing today at 12:30 p.m. ET, the first public meeting in almost two months. The last formal briefing was held on April 27.

by Anonymousreply 12806/26/2020

Bet Donald Trump never, ever imagined that DataLounge would hit Freakout Thread #44 on the [italic] " Fake Democratic Corona Hoax."

You just know he and Mikey are DL followers .............. !

by Anonymousreply 12906/26/2020

r122, a friend of mine had asked me about working with a producer for a company that branched out of Blumhouse- true to form, they want to renegotiate his contract for less. They're already at Tier 1 rates (which is basically the CA state minimum wage) and it's that frickin' Michael Bay pandemic movie. I told him it wasn't worth it, but he has cabin fever and it doing it.

They did their health testing this week.

by Anonymousreply 13006/26/2020

sorry but i havent been following the news (too depressing) but why exactly the rise in Arizona covid cases?

by Anonymousreply 13106/26/2020

Same as everywhere else: too many people don't socially distance or wear masks. The higher the percentage of stupid people in your populace, the higher your rate of infection.

Comedian Zack Bornstein:

Finally some good news, scientists discovered a treatment that can reduce COVID19 transmission by 70%, and its just a piece a cloth you wear in front of your dumb fucking face.

by Anonymousreply 13206/26/2020

Interesting analysis from JP Morgan:

"Looking across categories of card spending, we find that the level of spending in restaurants three weeks ago was the strongest predictor of the rise in new virus cases over the subsequent three weeks.

We also find that higher spending in supermarkets predicts slower spread of the virus, hinting that high levels of supermarket spending are indicative of more careful social distancing in a state."

by Anonymousreply 13306/26/2020

Wow, R130, thanks for the info.

I gather the Michael Bay film takes place further down the line in the pandemic when our civil liberties are infringed upon in an extreme manner. How ironic would it be if there was an outbreak on set.

Thanks, again.

by Anonymousreply 13406/26/2020

Is there a betting market for what design pattern the scarf that Dr. Birx will wear? I'm going to go with a floral print for today.

by Anonymousreply 13506/26/2020

In view of the lying and cheating, here's a suggestion for the next thread: "How to get away with murder"

by Anonymousreply 13606/26/2020

Texas finally decided to go for some half-ass measures to maybe slow things down. Bars are closed, restaraunts are to reduce capacity (to 50%, ring-a-ding-ding), and gatherings of >100 people have to be approved by local government.

I'm sure churches are extempted.

by Anonymousreply 13706/26/2020

Belgium, which has the most deaths per million on Worldometer, announced today that they will switch to weekly reporting instead of daily reporting. Just in time for the summer holidays!

by Anonymousreply 13806/26/2020

Florida Gov Dumb Santis just suspended the sale of liquor in bars statewide.The ER's must be filling fast.

by Anonymousreply 13906/26/2020

R138 As King Leopold II looks on approvingly.

by Anonymousreply 14006/26/2020

R131

[quote] Why are these spikes happening? The answer is not completely clear, but what unites some of the most troublesome states is the all-or-nothing approach they took to pandemic suppression. The stay-at-home order in Texas, for instance, lifted on April 30. A day later, the state allowed nearly all of its businesses and public spaces—stores, malls, churches, restaurants, and movie theaters—to open with limited capacity. It has since further loosened those restrictions. Arizona allowed some stores and businesses to reopen in early May; it lifted its stay-at-home order on May 15 and allowed bars, gyms, churches, malls, and movie theaters to reopen around the same time. And while the state mandated some form of capacity restrictions, those rules were regularly breached: For weeks, photos and videos have shown scenes of crowded Arizona bars and nightclubs.

[quote] A form of wishful thinking seemed to drive these decisions: If the virus could be ignored, then it might go away altogether. Even though polls show that most Republicans wear masks, the Republican leaders of Texas and Arizona catered to the party’s anti-mask fringe and waffled on their importance. When the government of Harris County, Texas—which includes Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city—mandated that residents wear masks in public or risk a $1,000 fine, the state government blocked the rule. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick called a face-mask mandate “the ultimate government overreach,” and Representative Dan Crenshaw said it could lead to “unjust tyranny.”

[quote] Eventually, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor Doug Ducey* of Arizona went even further, blocking cities and counties from implementing any pandemic-related restriction more stringent than that required by the state. This meant that when a video emerged of packed nightclubs in Phoenix, full of people who were not wearing masks, the mayor was unable to close or sanction the clubs—or even require them to force patrons to wear masks.

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R129: I believe Rachel Maddow visits Datalounge

by Anonymousreply 14206/26/2020

Task Force briefing today: Pence says that the rising infection rate in young people is “good news.”

by Anonymousreply 14306/26/2020

[quote]Pence says that the rising infection rate in young people is “good news.”

Well, he has always enjoyed fondling sick young men.

by Anonymousreply 14406/26/2020

Sylvia, I am sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is soon back to feeling better.

I've been very nervous going to the hospital, but the most nerve wracking visit was March 12th. Since the pause I think things here are much safer.

Here's a little bit of medical progress/good news.

by Anonymousreply 14506/26/2020

Birx looks haggard. She’s in an environment as toxic as the virus.

by Anonymousreply 14606/26/2020

And I made that mistake again.

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r121: My Dr wanted me to come into the office before they would call-in a routine epipen prescription to the pharmacy next door! I pushed back and was met with resistance. She is usually a good doctor, but was very hard nose about this - saying annual in person physical was necessary. Why for this? Now? Lifelong allergies haven’t changed. I scheduled a Zoom with the other doctor on her day off. Why put myself at risk unnecessarily? They say they are extra careful, but they only do is a temp check at the door and let you right into the office. Not enough!

by Anonymousreply 14806/26/2020

[quote]Since the pause I think things here are much safer.

For now. The number of maskless idiots seems to be increasing.

And then there's the experience of basically every other state.

by Anonymousreply 14906/26/2020

I hear you VOTN, but, for now, I am enjoying the momentary lull and getting all the medical procedures I put off done in addition to my regularly scheduled infusions.

by Anonymousreply 15006/26/2020

Reuters:

Vice President Pence says 16 U.S. states seeing increase in new cases of coronavirus

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by Anonymousreply 15106/26/2020

I've noticed an increase in mask wearing in DC. Even outside you are starting to see more people in masks. It is hot as fuck too.

by Anonymousreply 15206/26/2020

France reported +1588 new cases today. According to Worldometer: "1,588 new cases and 26 new deaths in France. "The high increase in the number of confirmed cases is due to the daily updating of the data as well as a catching up of missing data since 06/23/20" .

Really now

by Anonymousreply 15306/26/2020

First briefing in two months. Fauci told it to us straight. The infection rate is soaring. I'm guessing there will be more shutdowns.

by Anonymousreply 15406/26/2020

Stop testing, close down testing sites, hide numbers, take away healthcare, open things up, don’t wear masks or social distance!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 15506/26/2020

This will all go if we just stop testing!

by Anonymousreply 15606/26/2020

Just like a pregnancy will go away if you don’t take a pregnancy test

by Anonymousreply 15706/26/2020

[quote]First briefing in two months. Fauci told it to us straight. The infection rate is soaring. I'm guessing there will be more shutdowns.

Houston just did.

by Anonymousreply 15806/26/2020

I bet if there was a 70% chance of winning the lottery if you wore a mask, every American would be wearing one 25/8.

But since it's only slowing down a deadly pandemic by 70%, then it's not worth it.

by Anonymousreply 15906/26/2020

Day by day, I actually am starting to respect Tony Fauci, if only for his stance and unwillingness to cowtow to Chumps dictates and outright telling people that the only legitimate safeguard we have is staying home.

by Anonymousreply 16006/26/2020

WOW! Florida is reporting almost 9000 new cases today (and it is just 245pm)!

by Anonymousreply 16106/26/2020

Isn’t it warm in Florida now?

by Anonymousreply 16206/26/2020

Remember when we thought the SE Asian countries did so well because of their hot and humid climate?

It turns out they're not stupid like Amurika.

by Anonymousreply 16306/26/2020

Alabama to reopen all schools for in-person teaching in fall

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I really wish "reported cases" was not the main metric used everywhere if for no other reason than it gives Trump cover because they can all just keep repeating the "well, it's cuz of more tests" bullshit. It's also really misleading because some states are just doing more testing and showing more cases but not getting overwhelmed while others are not doing enough testing and are getting overwhelmed while their hospitals fill up.

by Anonymousreply 16506/26/2020

Illegal raves take off across Europe as lockdowns ease

LONDON/LISBON – From the housing blocks of London to the beaches of Portugal, thousands of young people are holding illegal raves and parties across Europe, yearning for contact and bursting with energy after the solitude of the coronavirus lockdown.

While many revelers are simply seeking some fun after months of bans on festivals, clubbing and parties, such mass gatherings have added to fears that a second deadly wave of infections could sweep across Europe.

Police have sometimes struggled to disperse the illegal parties with clashes in London where crowds attacked officers with bottles and set upon patrol cars on Wednesday, leaving 22 police injured.

“We’ve seen large numbers of people completely flouting the health regulations, seeming not to care at all about their own or their families’ health, wanting to have large parties,” London police chief Cressida Dick said.

“It’s hot, some people have drunk far too much, some people are just angry and aggressive and some are just plain violent.”

Police in the British capital dispersed several parties overnight. They are also investigating rape, drug offenses and stabbings at illegal raves in other cities.

As the exuberance of greater freedom explodes into the European summer after the gloom of the lockdown, parties have also popped up in Germany and France and on the sands of Portugal’s Atlantic beaches.

Thousands gathered in the squares of Portugal’s cities of Porto and Braga over the weekend to party in the summer heat.

“Join us on this magical journey in the forest,” read one message circulating on social media about a gathering on a hidden beach west of Lisbon. “Let’s get together and share some loving, vibes and music.”

In Berlin, a city famous for its nightlife from clubs to outdoor raves, several hundred people have gathered outside at Hasenheide Park in recent weeks to dance into the night.

“I think people are just longing to socially connect,” Berlin-based DJ Elias Doré said, saying that thousands of young people would normally be dancing under the open skies of European festivals this summer.

Still, events have not always ended peacefully.

On Sunday, French police clashed with festival-goers in Paris and the western city of Nantes as music lovers celebrated the annual “Fete de la Musique” on the longest day of the year.

Six police officers were pelted with bottles at a gathering of around 500 people in Berlin’s Gleisdreieck Park last weekend, as some resisted the party being broken up.

And a street party in Manchester last weekend attended by around 2,000 people turned violent, with a social media video showing three men and a woman wielding bladed weapons and reports of two men being stabbed.

London police chief Dick said residents had been terrified by some parties. “We will be prepared this weekend,” she said.

Authorities are also concerned that young people who often have lighter symptoms or are asymptomatic could be contracting and spreading the virus without realizing it.

And with thousands of anonymous attendees coming in and out of events, proper testing and tracing to prove whether contagion is happening will be virtually impossible, according to Dr. Celso Cunha, a virologist at the University of Lisbon.

“Even if they don’t usually get as ill, young people still transmit the virus,” he said. But with most clubs and festivals still shuttered, there is still nowhere for most of Europe’s revelers to dance, drink and find love after the rigors of lockdown. “I think whatever authorities do, the summer will see many secret and illegal raves everywhere,” Dore said.

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by Anonymousreply 16606/26/2020

JUST IN: The Florida Department of Health is reporting 8,942 new cases of Covid-19 today. That's a huge spike and the highest single day reporting of #coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 16706/26/2020

This is what you get when immature assholes aren't the ones killed by the disease. Imagine the difference in all of this if it killed people under 30 at the highest rate.

by Anonymousreply 16806/26/2020

They're going to have to change the bar graph for Florida's Daily Cases at Worldometer. The current graph only goes up to 6K.

by Anonymousreply 16906/26/2020

R165 watch for the metrics on hospitalizations

by Anonymousreply 17006/26/2020

Pence tiptoed around most questions that came his way today. On wearing masks, he said: “The first principle is that people ought to listen to their state and local authorities." On rallies: "The freedom of speech, the right to peaceably assemble is enshrined in the Constitution."

by Anonymousreply 17106/26/2020

"We are your future" - Gov. Cuomo, March 24.

by Anonymousreply 17206/26/2020

Tiptoed, r171? He was pirouetting!

by Anonymousreply 17306/26/2020

R167, I’m really wondering if a lot of Republicans will be the largest numbers of deaths, because they’re the ones that refuse to listen to science and scientists. Of course they will pass it to others, but Republican families don’t believe in social distancing and go everywhere without masks. They are the ones having big parties and going out every day.

by Anonymousreply 17406/26/2020

Pence & Birx have blood on their hands from that disinformation briefing. Shameful esp Pence I guess Christians don’t care about lying or enabling the death of people.

by Anonymousreply 17506/26/2020

[quote]First briefing in two months. Fauci told it to us straight.

But Pence went on and on about the country being in much better shape than we were two months ago. It was another exercise in alternate reality. Which prompted Sanjay Gupta to respond, "Regardless of what you just heard, we are in the middle of a public health disaster."

by Anonymousreply 17606/26/2020

r134, it takes place 2 years in the future:

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by Anonymousreply 17706/26/2020

Fauci said the most but tempered all the real info with a Trump tap dance , “not anyone’s fault but..., possibly opened earlier than optimal...”, etc.

WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY SCARED OF? Is keeping their job worth having people die because of their hesitation to speak openly? Scared of hate tweets from Trump? Speak the damned truth!

Is he going to have their families killed? Seriously WTF?

by Anonymousreply 17806/26/2020

R178, I think Fauci has the courage to contradict Vice president Pence who had the audacity to say the worse was over.

Fauci is stating the truth and giving good advice to young people.

However since he wants to be heard and have people follow his advice, he formulates his message in a way that will not insult them.

What is more important ? To save lives by not alienating your adversaries or to appear hardcore ?

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Even though he drives me crazy at times, I applaud Fauci for at least trying to speak some truth. It can not be easy working for the DEVIL. But he is trying and has somehow kept his job. In contrast, Pence is completely useless. He sold his soul to the Devil long ago. Wondering how he can look in the mirror knowing that HIS lies and deceptions are literally killing people. May he rest in hell

by Anonymousreply 18006/26/2020

The U.S. is officially screwed. There is no hope. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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by Anonymousreply 18106/26/2020

+41K cases in the US. But there are some shenanigans going on at least in Florida based on information mentioned earlier in this thread as reported in the Guardian

by Anonymousreply 18206/26/2020

Florida is hiding deaths and hospitalizations. Now, they are planning to lie about new cases, next week - so a lot of people will come out for the 4th of July weekend...

by Anonymousreply 18306/26/2020

R180 I think you burn in hell, not “rest.”

by Anonymousreply 18406/26/2020

R184. Rest. Burn. Fry. I don't care! As long as he gets there! He deserves it!

by Anonymousreply 18506/26/2020

[183]

[quote]Florida is hiding deaths and hospitalizations. Now, they are planning to lie about new cases, next week - so a lot of people will come out for the 4th of July weekend...

Yes. [bold]Florida's death counts are misleading b/c the Governor has restricted assigning COVID as cause of death. [/bold] Only people dying in a hospital with an attending physician who signs the death certificate can receive a COVID as the cause of death on their certificate. Anyone else gets whatever organ failure or secondary infection was the immediate cause of death.

[bold]Hospitalization is misleading b/c an ICU bed is not considered occupied unless the patient is receiving intensive care.[/bold] Not sure what that means in practice. I imagine there is a list of ICU procedures that are no longer considered intensive care, even if the patient is in the ICU.

Situation is very bad in Miami, where the mayor has assigned "surge teams" to go door-to-door to find COVID cases in Little Havana and Homestead. They want to quarantine infectious people and they are afraid of suddenly finding corpses in apts where only one person lives.

In my Broward neighborhood - people have volunteered to do wellness checks and pet fostering. There are over 1000 cases in my zip code alone.

More troubling are Hillsborough (Tampa) and Orange (Orlando) counties. The virus is spreading like wildfire in those areas. That's the I-4 corridor, lots of stupid "Florida man" types live there.

by Anonymousreply 18606/26/2020

We will hit 10M cases and 500K deaths tomorrow after just 6 months!!! For sure, actual cases and deaths are much higher than reported. But, these are truly staggering figures nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 18706/26/2020

Florida is truly fucked!

by Anonymousreply 18806/26/2020

"They" are afraid that we're all going to find out that their version of the truth was more than a [italic] Little White Lie.

by Anonymousreply 18906/26/2020

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by Anonymousreply 19006/26/2020

9000 cases today in Florida-- GO FLORIDA! Vs. 5500 yesterday. We are WINNING! De Santis is an asshole Trump puppet and this is on him, and Trump. As well as the idiots here who go without masks and cannot count off 6 feet, despite there being tape marks on floors of the stores here. Fl just closed all bars in the state, but restaurants are still open. And it is hot as HELL so this "theory" of the virus slowing in hot, humid areas is BS. At least Disneyworld is considering the July reopening (probably afraid of lawsuits).

by Anonymousreply 19106/26/2020

It's important to look at the rate of infection. In Fl, of all cases tested, 13.8% are positive vs. 3.4% a month ago. It's not more testing-- it's how many people test positive.

by Anonymousreply 19206/26/2020

How's that Republican National Convention looking, Florida?

by Anonymousreply 19306/26/2020

It's looking pretty fucking terrifying but, thankfully, I don't live in that area. Though that doesn't mean millions of assholes will be traipsing through the state to and from.

by Anonymousreply 19406/26/2020

*won't be traipsing

by Anonymousreply 19506/26/2020

R111 it’s clearly both. The fact that they keep trying to push the protests aren’t causing spikes of cases, is the justification for many to disregard all public health advice on this because it’s totally obvious politicking. NPR has become Terrible with their regurgitation of propaganda

Especially with regard to China

by Anonymousreply 19606/26/2020

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not all in this together anymore."

by Anonymousreply 19706/26/2020

I don't know why they can't or won't say that the protests, as well as the protests acting as a catalyst to break the rules highly attributed to the spikes, especially in LA which is going through the roof. You can't have it both ways - keep people in, doctors posting long IG/youtube videos about staying home to protect them & then see MD's on their scrubs stating "Doctors for BLM". I'd just love a shred of honesty like, "the protests were needed and some things are worth dying for" or "no matter what the injustice is, breaking social distancing laws/regulations will prolong the pandemic and just like everything else, your protests will have to be virtual". I feel like after 3 months of all of us in blue states/cities being really good, all that work was for naught. In LA we are back to or getting worse than square one at the beginning. I get annoyed b/c it feels like just when things feel like they might get back to whatever our new existence is, things get worse. And why impose regulations if you don't enforce them? It's so stupid. The virus should have simmered down by now. Wuhan of all places is back to normal-ish. We should be in the healing zone now instead of going back up. It's been really since March 17th that the country shut down.

by Anonymousreply 19806/26/2020

This aged well. How in the holy fuck does Rich Lowry still have a job? He was a moron 20 years ago and still is:

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by Anonymousreply 19906/26/2020

I suppose consistency appeals to some r199.

He may well be a moron 20 years from now as well.

by Anonymousreply 20006/26/2020

It is nothing but a hoax and it is not as bad as the government says and the mask thingie.....well.....she is not convinced. OKaaaaay. I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinions. I guess 124,000 plus dead people doesn’t fit into her equation.

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by Anonymousreply 20106/26/2020

Drag queens are occasionally known for their intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 20206/26/2020

R200, I still recall at the beginning of the Iraq War when he was interviewed on Hardball -when Matthews was still really good- and Lowry was going on and on about the thinking on the "Arab Street" and on and on about the "Arab Street" and just denigrating and demonizing all the people on the "Arab Street. Matthews interrupted with "Have you ever actually been to the Middle East?" And Lowry with an embarrassed smirk said "Well...no."

He's always been a pompous, weak, ill-informed windbag. Calling him a pseudo-intellectual would be upgrading his intelligence.

by Anonymousreply 20306/26/2020

And an insult to pseudo-intellectuals everywhere r203.

by Anonymousreply 20406/26/2020

Can't even imagine what things will look like when hurricanes start hitting the US during Covid. Mass evacuations,100 hands on one gas pump, staying with relatives and upping the possibility of infections, hospitals overloaded. Well, I guess I just did imagine it.

by Anonymousreply 20506/26/2020

#BetterOffAlone

by Anonymousreply 20606/26/2020

[quote]I don't know why they can't or won't say that the protests, as well as the protests acting as a catalyst to break the rules highly attributed to the spikes, especially in LA which is going through the roof.

I don't think the protests did cause a massive uptick in infection. The protests were also in a bunch of states that are still going down and have things at least somewhat under control. A lot of the protestors were wearing masks and the protestors were outside. There is a huge difference between outdoor transmission and indoor transmission. An outdoor protest with 80% of the people wearing masks is tons safer than one idiot-filled indoor Trump rally.

I think these red states have been in trouble for a long, long time. Everyone was so focused on New York, that they didn't get the scrutiny that they should have on a daily basis so these states were able to lie and fuck with their numbers at will. Now, the focus is on them and the numbers are so out of control, they can't hide them anymore. Look at the 4000+ extra "pneumonia" deaths in the first five months of the year for Florida. That's all you need to know about the history of Covid in Florida and the other states that are exploding now. They've been exploding for a long time. They just can't hide anymore.

by Anonymousreply 20706/26/2020

They thought it was a blue state urban virus but they were warned... now Look at the Northeast. We really should secede from these moron taker states

by Anonymousreply 20806/26/2020

Mike Pence rained on our legs today, but told us he was pissing.

by Anonymousreply 20906/26/2020

Any close contact with a large number of human beings in a limited a space is gonna result in something.

by Anonymousreply 21006/26/2020

Other countries don't allow their citizens "liberty" and "rights" during a pandemic. China had true lockdowns.

by Anonymousreply 21106/26/2020

r207

I just ran across this "disclaimer" on Florida death reporting.

[italic]Florida does not publish data about deaths for persons under 18. Florida also does not publish testing, case or condition data for people in county/local jails, state prisons, migrant communities, or cumulative totals for testing and cases in long-term care facilities, probable cases and deaths before testing was available, or non-resident data at the zip code or city level. [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 21206/26/2020

Researchers exploring the interaction between the coronavirus and its hosts have discovered that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects a human cell, it sets off a ghoulish transformation. Obeying instructions from the virus, the newly infected cell sprouts multi-pronged tentacles studded with viral particles.

These disfigured zombie cells appear to be using those streaming filaments, or filopodia, to reach still-healthy neighboring cells. The protuberances appear to bore into the cells’ bodies and inject their viral venom directly into those cells’ genetic command centers — thus creating another zombie.

The authors of the new study, an international team led by researchers at UC San Francisco, say the coronavirus appears to be using these newly sprouted dendrites to boost its efficiency in capturing new cells and establishing infection in its human victims.

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by Anonymousreply 21306/26/2020

Ending daily new cases, Texas still over 5,000 with 5,633; Florida 8,943; Arizona at 3,378; and Oklahoma had 399, but the Tulsa rally has not yet made an impact.

by Anonymousreply 21406/26/2020

I'd be surprised if Tulsa sees high numbers what with that orange loser not getting the Doucheapalooza Brad promised him.

by Anonymousreply 21506/26/2020

I'd be surprised if Tulsa sees high numbers what with that orange loser not getting the Doucheapalooza Brad promised him.

by Anonymousreply 21606/26/2020

I think only a couple hundred showed up for the the rally so no need to worry there.

by Anonymousreply 21706/26/2020

USA: +47,341 new cases yesterday. I sure hope this is a weaker form of the virus or we're fucked with new hospitalization and death rates in the next few weeks...

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by Anonymousreply 21806/26/2020

"Florida is hiding deaths and hospitalizations. Now, they are planning to lie about new cases, next week - so a lot of people will come out for the 4th of July weekend..."

Well, Amity Island tried to hide their big white shark for the 4th of July weekend and it didn't work either.

by Anonymousreply 21906/26/2020

Funny and true,

And Betty Boop too!

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by Anonymousreply 22006/26/2020

Stock up now on all the essentials, before the next lockdown happens. Things are probably going to start getting scarce soon.

by Anonymousreply 22106/27/2020

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee made masks mandatory in his state as of yesterday. Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza addressed a group of citizens earlier that week:

“In case you guys didn’t hear, Governor Inslee in his infinite wisdom has decided after over 100 some odd days that we should all wear face masks inside and out. Here’s what I say. ‘Don’t be a sheep.’”

Propensities to violence and racism aren't the only ills afflicting our police forces -- stupidity is rampant.

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“...Be a lemming.”

Finished Snaza’s remark

by Anonymousreply 22306/27/2020

A Horrifying U.S. Covid Curve Has a Simple Explanation.

A growing gap in case growth between Europe and the U.S. tells the tale: Declaring victory too soon is an excellent way to return to new heights.

One particular difference stands out between the American and European approaches. Many states were happy to reopen after simply "bending the curve" — that is, slowing upward growth and ensuring spare hospital capacity. These states went on to expand economic activity at an elevated plateau with lots of ongoing transmissions. In contrast, European countries mostly waited to reopen until they crushed the curve or reached its far slope, with substantially lower incidence or dramatic reductions in the viral spread. It's not the only explanation for a growing gap, but it's a compelling one.

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by Anonymousreply 22406/27/2020

Co-founder of "ReOpen Maryland" gets Covid, won't comply with contract tracing efforts.

Tim Walters, a two-time Republican candidate for the General Assembly from Linthicum, said in a series of Facebook videos starting Tuesday that he has come down with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

Walters helped organize ReOpen Maryland protests in Annapolis, on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere in Maryland to challenge state and local measures put in place by Gov. Larry Hogan to slow the spread of the virus.

Walters urged people who have come in contact with him in the past two weeks to pay attention to the symptoms he described but he said he would not provide any information to public health officials trying to trace the spread of the disease.

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by Anonymousreply 22506/27/2020

Jason Shelton, the mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, has mandated mask wearing and has had it up to here with the foolishness of his populace:

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by Anonymousreply 22606/27/2020

R121, my husband had his veins done in his legs last year. He says they feel so much better now. He had huge bulging veins and could hardly end up without getting so dizzy and feeling like he was going to faint. He said he should have gotten it done earlier.

by Anonymousreply 22706/27/2020

If these guys are such rugged individualists, then how come they all look, act and talk the same? They’re about as individualistic as a clique of popular high school girls.

by Anonymousreply 22806/27/2020

R226 "ANTIFA is not coming to Tupelo to remove Elvis statues or erase your history." Haha.

by Anonymousreply 22906/27/2020

AntiTax Republican governors (like Fat Abbot) rushed to reopen for a simple reason.

If deaths spike, they hope voters will blame it on partiers, protestors, bar patrons and businesses who didn’t properly implement reopening orders.

On the other hand, if they kept things closed until infections subsided, more people would live, but the state would need to pay unemployment benefits. Benefits from the coffers Republicans drained because they don’t believe in collecting taxes.

Abbot knows voters will hold him [italic] directly [/italic] responsible if their unemployment checks bounce.

by Anonymousreply 23006/27/2020

Miami - Dade County is closing beaches for the Fourth of July weekend.

What are the waiting for? Shut those freaking beaches now !

by Anonymousreply 23106/27/2020

They'll just go up to Palm Beach or down to the Keys.

by Anonymousreply 23206/27/2020

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 27 ~ 10:10 AM EST

👤 PTSD AWARENESS DAY

🍰 ICE CREAM CAKE DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 9,947,629

DEATHS: 497,830

CRITICAL: 57,771

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,554,448

DEATHS: 127,673

CRITICAL: 15,765

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 COVER UP !

by Anonymousreply 23306/27/2020

With these new spikes in cases and shutdowns, I wonder how much longer the federal government can afford these trillion dollar bailouts, unemployment benefits for millions of people, stimulus cheques etc. Will they just print more money and add zeroes till the hyperinflation gets out of control? How many decades and generations will it take to pay back this gigantic debt? The spending and national debt was already out of control before Corona and now they just add package after package. Will the Dems finally hold Mnuchin, Plump and his corrupt family and conies accountable before they approve the next trillion dollar company bailouts? Will they let Mnuchin and Barr just continue their open corruption? Let Trump fire every Inspector General in the adminstration or everyone who will hold them accountable? The budget is the only real weapon they have left, but the Dems just approve package after package and do nothing to stop these corrupt grifters.

by Anonymousreply 23406/27/2020

[quote]Will they just print more money and add zeroes till the hyperinflation gets out of control?

The Idiot Libertarian Troll just got super horny.

by Anonymousreply 23506/27/2020

🕵️ I'd love to be the reporter secretly hiding under the table during the Trump family dinner meetings and strategy planning sessions.

by Anonymousreply 23606/27/2020

Opening day at Trader Joe’s in North Hollywood, Ca.

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by Anonymousreply 23706/27/2020

R234, maybe we can ask Israel for some of that 38 billion we just gave them.

by Anonymousreply 23806/27/2020

[quote] I believe Rachel Maddow visits Datalounge

What makes you say that, r142 ?

by Anonymousreply 23906/27/2020

R226. I'm impressed. R237, what a useless Drama Queen. Imagine if there is a reportage of for, how panicked she would get.

Here is a caricature.

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by Anonymousreply 24006/27/2020

R226. I'm impressed. R237, what a useless Drama Queen. Imagine if there is a reportage of for, how panicked she would get.

Here is a caricature.

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by Anonymousreply 24106/27/2020

CNN: Florida sets new daily record with 9,585 new Covid-19 cases.

We don’t know how many hospitalizations because the state has stopped reporting them.

by Anonymousreply 24206/27/2020

Eeps ! Sorry for the double post.

by Anonymousreply 24306/27/2020

R238: Because the day after a poster said she should talk about increasing California cases- she started her next show talking about California spikes. She hadn't discussed California previously (although the spikes were already happening). Now, it might just be a coincidence - but she is part of the gay community and it was in the MSNBC thread🤔

by Anonymousreply 24406/27/2020

^That was in response to R239 (Maddow)

by Anonymousreply 24506/27/2020

Ah I see, thanks r244

Well Rachel if you're following these threads, hi gurl ! you're terrific

by Anonymousreply 24606/27/2020

@ R237 - What I don't get is why these people refusing to wear masks is even a discussion. Fine, if you want to be a selfish asshole in the streets, that is something we just have to live with. However, it is mandatory to wear mask inside any business in CA and it is definitely mandatory to in LA County. Why is she even allowed in and why don't they just call the cops on her while she's shopping? Viral videos shame, but (good, ethical ) cops are there to solve the problem. Is this a law that's not really a law? Kick her ass out of the store, it's non negotiable. You can't just walk into a Trader Joes nude and get away with it. It's the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 24706/27/2020

r247- Here's a first hand account of the TJ's Karen:

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Stupid QAnon cunt who deliberately created the ensuing chaos just so that she could become a right wing martyr for the cause.

by Anonymousreply 24906/27/2020

R248 - Thanks for that. It's a shame you can't manhandle someone and shove their ass out of the store w/o a lawsuit. I would have still called the cops. Side note - maybe there are more deplorables in LA than I ever gave consideration to. OC has always been red so there is no surprises there, but I am surprised by the number of incidents here.

by Anonymousreply 25006/27/2020

I've posted on these threads before- I live in rural, very red Oregon. I went to the post office this morning, and I was the only person, including the clerks at the counter, wearing a mask. And it was busy!

We have about 200 reported cases in a county of 80K, but the waste water plant just reported that their testing of sewage shows closer to 1200 cases. Staying home!

by Anonymousreply 25106/27/2020

Florida is already at 9600 new cases today.

by Anonymousreply 25206/27/2020

I try to get out and live life while being cautious with masks/social distancing. I've walked into a number a small shops that were just opening and completely empty. I don't want to encourage the shut ins b/c it's important to get out a little and try to adjust to this new life. However, know that the sales clerks are unmasked in the stores (I'm talking about small clothing boutiques) & when they see a customer, they will quickly put in on. This happened three times the other day. I know it's preaching to the choir on this thread but it's really up to us to protect ourselves.

by Anonymousreply 25306/27/2020

[quote]Florida is already at 9600 new cases today.

Someone needs to tell Disney World not to reopen and Busch Gardens and Universal to close again.

That's terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 25406/27/2020

[quote] However, know that the sales clerks are unmasked in the stores (I'm talking about small clothing boutiques) & when they see a customer, they will quickly put in on.

When I went to the grocery store a few days ago (I'm in Pennsylvania), two of the store employees had their masks pulled down to their chins -- mouth and nose exposed. If the store employees won't follow the rules, there's no hope. I've also seen no efforts to enforce the mask policy -- lots of customers walking around the store without a mask, and no one is trying to stop them. Also, no one is obeying the 6-foot tape markings at the checkout aisles.

by Anonymousreply 25506/27/2020

Dear Jesus, we're domed.

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R253, the masks are for when you cannot stay 6 ft away from other people. I wear mine all the time when I'm going in anywhere but the requirement is to where them when you can't socially distance. As for any virus they might be shedding onto surfaces, you'll just have to wash your hands and the items if that's the case. People are not going to stand in an empty store with their masks on 100% of the time. I think you should consider yourself lucky they put the masks on when you came in and you don't live in Idiotville, aka the American South.

by Anonymousreply 25706/27/2020

^^ DOOMED

I'd like to be domed. With a nice, impermeable force field around my house.

by Anonymousreply 25806/27/2020

R256 Was that for people getting tested or wanting treatment? Where was it?

by Anonymousreply 25906/27/2020

[quote] Was that for people getting tested or wanting treatment? Where was it?

It was a testing site in Houston.

by Anonymousreply 26006/27/2020

Then that's good. People need to be tested.

by Anonymousreply 26106/27/2020

yes, I wonder if many people are getting infected at the testing sites. I walked by a CityMD in manhattan and from the window, I can see that people are using touchscreens to input their info (i'm guessing)...I've never seen anyone cleaning it.

by Anonymousreply 26206/27/2020

[quote] Then that's good.

It's not good if they're standing in line, without any social distancing, for hours. The people commenting on the Twitter thread said normally, they have people stay in their cars at that site.

by Anonymousreply 26306/27/2020

R263, I get it but most of them if not all of them are wearing masks so it is perhaps as dangerous as one of the BLM rallies. And I'm not saying that to be sarcastic but the mitigating factors of being outdoors and masked are better than being in a crowded casino with no mask.

by Anonymousreply 26406/27/2020

It’s very appreciated we are getting these glimpses from different parts of the country. Unfortunately, it appears we all have the same problem of unconcerned humans, putting us on the defense. When going out, prepare for the worst; hope for the best.

by Anonymousreply 26506/27/2020

Nevada's Clark County back in the news with a spike.

Who would have ever bet on that!

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NY student sparks COVID-19 cluster after returning from Florida

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday called on state investigators to probe a COVID-19 cluster in Westchester, believed to be caused by a student who returned from coronavirus hotspot Florida — and then attended a graduation ceremony in posh Chappaqua.

The unidentified student began showing symptoms after the June 20 “drive in” ceremony at the Chappaqua train station for graduating seniors at Horace Greeley High School, Cuomo said.

Since then, four others in attendance have tested positive for COVID-19, he added.

“New Yorkers have controlled the spread of this unprecedented virus by being smart and disciplined, and our progress to date is illustrated by the current low numbers of new cases and hospitalizations,” Cuomo said.

“But as we are seeing in other states who reopened quickly, the pandemic is far from over and we need (to) stay vigilant. We’re prepared to do the aggressive testing and contact tracing required to slow and ultimately control any potential clusters of new cases like the one in Westchester County.”

The infected student also participated in a non-school related “Field Night” event the same day along with juniors and seniors and students from surrounding school districts, Cuomo said.

Those who attended the ceremony or other graduation events, which continued into June 21, were told to quarantine until July 5.

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by Anonymousreply 26706/27/2020

Italy insists that things are getting better. At least in Italy.

[quote]New researched from Italy published in Pathogens and Global Health found the mortality rate of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 declined from 24 percent in March to just two percent in May at a hospital in Milan. In even more positive news, there wasn't a significant change in the patients' age.

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Source for the Italian Study

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by Anonymousreply 26906/27/2020

Derek Thompson (writer at The Atlantic)on Twitter:

In the US, new COVID cases have spiked to all-time highs, but deaths have not. Why?

Well, there's a lag between confirmed cases and deaths, we're testing more, and the new cases seem to be younger.

But it's also possible that this is partly about better hospital outcomes.

Reasons why this might be happening:

- Better understanding of disease

- Improved patient management of systems

- More targeted treatments, esp for hyper-inflammation and microvascular thrombosis

- Declines in pollution following lockdown

- Small possibility of viral mutation

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There is some theory about social networks that determined that most people will not be careful about COVID until it affects a member of their extended social group - either a death or a hospitalization w/complications. [bold]Yet, in my case, I just see COVID changing behavior[/bold]

If I drive around, I see ambulances heading to Holy Cross. If I go to Walgreens, I see Mucinex right next to the register and its shelf is almost bare. The pharmacy - stay away. Some frightening sick people there - very disoriented, unbalanced, loud, and aggressive, yelling for scripts.

We lose our cat. She shows up in another part of the neighborhood. Through NextDoor I contact the person, who I do not know. Before I can go over, she advises us to wear masks and not come closer than the outdoor mailbox. With hands outstretched, we exchange possession of the cat.

People talk about taking precautions and trying to get through the day in high-pitched strained voices. In parking lots, I see people furiously scrubbing themselves with sanitizer before entering their cars.

Regardless of the doctored reports people know. The reports are doubling troubling. One - because they show increasing numbers of cases; two - because the local papers cover the undercounting.

OTOH - [bold]I have only seen “good Karens:” women who police mask-wearing and social distancing. They appear to be self-appointed.[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 27106/27/2020

TJ's Karen isn't even white, is she?

What's that about?

by Anonymousreply 27206/27/2020

I don't get it--people who don't want lockdowns are usually the same people who are anti-mask. Why is it so difficult to understand adherence to mask wearing will enable us to have some social interaction and open the economy?

Nope, they want no social distancing and no masks. It's like dealing with children who are still into magical thinking. What happened to adulthood in the USA?

by Anonymousreply 27306/27/2020

R272 she’s clearly white.

by Anonymousreply 27406/27/2020

This past week, I feel like it's still March only the weather is warmer.

by Anonymousreply 27506/27/2020

[quote]Here's a first hand account of the TJ's Karen:

I'm all for these people being arrested as public menaces. Three months in jail will do.

by Anonymousreply 27606/27/2020

R276 Where they can have all the exposure to the virus they desire.

by Anonymousreply 27706/27/2020

As Samuel L Jackson said "I've got a bad feeling about this".

Hey! I said that first!

by Anonymousreply 27806/27/2020

[quote]And it is hot as HELL so this "theory" of the virus slowing in hot, humid areas is BS.

Especially give the fact that when it's hot as hell, people hightail it to air conditioned places, increasing their chances of spreading it because they're indoors.

by Anonymousreply 27906/27/2020

+10M cases and +500K deaths now according to Worldometer. Truly staggering numbers, though woefully underestimated

by Anonymousreply 28006/27/2020

Documentarian Ken Burns argues that COVID-19 has “taken its place alongside the three great crises in American history”—the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II—and that Donald Trump is “the greatest threat in the history of our republic.”

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by Anonymousreply 28106/27/2020

Florida man sashays through Walmart in mesh mask, decries “Hitler-type” rulings, and helpfully explains that his mesh mask won’t stop a sneeze or a cough. You know, because it’s mesh.

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[quote]Florida man sashays through Walmart in mesh mask, decries “Hitler-type” rulings, and helpfully explains that his mesh mask won’t stop a sneeze or a cough. You know, because it’s mesh.

This epidemic has proven that these idiots who are the loudest when it comes to their "patriotism" and "love of country," aren't even willing to make the simplest of sacrifices on its behalf. They aren't being asked to go to war or sacrifice a limb. Wear a fucking mask when you go buy your god damned Hot Pockets - that's it!

by Anonymousreply 28306/27/2020

No mask mandate at July GOP (state) convention leaves Houston hospitality workers uneasy

The Texas Republican Convention remains on track to take place in downtown Houston next month, and the state party is not planning to impose a mask requirement on attendees, despite a recent surge in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

On a call with party members earlier this week, Texas GOP chairman James Dickey said he does not interpret Harris County’s mask order to cover the convention, which is set to take place July 16-18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The mandate compels businesses to require their customers to wear face masks.

Assistant Harris County Attorney Robert Soard said his office is reviewing the matter. The mask order is set to expire at the end of June, though County Judge Lina Hidalgo has hinted that she intends to extend it.

Hidalgo on Friday moved the county to the highest threat level on a COVID-19 scale that she unveiled earlier this month and called for a return to stay-at-home conditions.

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by Anonymousreply 28406/27/2020

Speaking of Hitler, these asshats who won't wear a mask would never make it through The Blitz.

by Anonymousreply 28506/27/2020

Masks are not a political issue. It's what separates decent people who comprehend that the world doesn't revolve solely around them from self-absorbed, selfish assholes.

by Anonymousreply 28606/27/2020

[quote]TJ's Karen isn't even white, is she? What's that about?

This comment is stupid as fuck. What's that about?

by Anonymousreply 28706/27/2020

Back in the 80s, some conservatives wanted HIV+ people to be held in quarantine so they wouldn't run around infecting people intentionally. Now I think conservatives should be quarantined so they can't run around infecting people with Covid-19.

by Anonymousreply 28806/27/2020

Wharf Street, Portland, Maine, last night.

See any masks?

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⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 27 ~ 6:50 PM EST

👤 PTSD AWARENESS DAY

🍰 ICE CREAM CAKE DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,065,243

DEATHS: 500,534

CRITICAL: 57,705

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,593,598

DEATHS: 128,132

CRITICAL: 15,775

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 THIS IS GOOD ~ STAYING HOME IS BETTER !

by Anonymousreply 29006/27/2020

R289 Yikes. Are those the "goddamned summer people" that crusty New Englanders always talk about? If so, they're right.

Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh. (I know these numbers won't sound like much compared to other places, but prior to reopening bars and restaurants on June 5, we were averaging fewer than 20 cases per day. On June 17, we had 0.

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Given that Italy had been leaving old people to die, untreated in hallways in March I would hope that their CFR would be lower now that they can treat everyone.

by Anonymousreply 29206/27/2020

If they are finding Corona in municipal water waste treatment plants, swimming at beaches is probably as safe and sanitary as swimming in a cesspool.

by Anonymousreply 29306/27/2020

[quote]...that ruins the narrative of the people who love to revel in all the over-the-top doomsday scenarios!

Not really, R105. The T-cells of which R97 spoke are the trigger for the 'Cytokine Release Syndrome' which some Covid-19 patients experience, especially the young, who often have multiple organ failures as a result. It's one of the more lethal aspects of coronavirus infection.

Fortunately, it has recently been discovered that the symptoms of "multisystem inflamatory syndrome" in children ran be reduced by a transfusion of blood plasma containing antibodies which reduce the patient's overreaction to Covid-19.

There were lots of deaths, though, before they discovered this.

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by Anonymousreply 29406/27/2020

I'm thinking this request to "MASK UP" that several states have now started to push could use a catchy jingle to convince more people to comply.

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by Anonymousreply 29506/28/2020

I went out this evening to pick up my thai food in nyc and the restaurants there were busy, outdoor tables were all occupied but diners had no masks! I suppose you can't eat with masks but many are there waiting for food, talking etc without masks. The workers had masks on...

by Anonymousreply 29606/28/2020

R295 I like the old childhood taunt “say it don’t spray it” maybe with a picture of disgusting viruses 🦠 with skull and bones pirate 🏴‍☠️ over them coming out of unmasked yakkers and infecting pregnant ladies and old people.

I am trying to think of something equivalent to loose lips sink ships, but can’t think of a good rhyme.

by Anonymousreply 29706/28/2020

A mask a day keeps the doctor away

by Anonymousreply 29806/28/2020

Love it R298

by Anonymousreply 29906/28/2020

Love yours more ElderLez.

by Anonymousreply 30006/28/2020

Such idiots here. I know it is wrong but sometimes I hope these nitwits get it to put us out of our misery. That little boy is being used. Criminal.

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by Anonymousreply 30106/28/2020

Went out for dinner last night..patio dining. We wore masks to the restaurant and removed when seated just like everyone else. You can't eat and drink with a mask. All servers had masks on

by Anonymousreply 30206/28/2020

R302, were the tables at a good distance from each other?

by Anonymousreply 30306/28/2020

Don’t go to any graduations!

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If Northeastern governors were smart, they'd be looking at Pittsburgh's numbers and deciding that full reopening, with bars and restaurants, is not sustainable in a metro area. If a steep rise is happening in a podunk excuse for a city like Pittsburgh, what do we think is going to happen in Philly and NYC?

by Anonymousreply 30506/28/2020

🤔 What ever became of those DLers who scoffed and shouted "Mary" when others stated that [italic] The Corona Virus would forever change life as we know it?

by Anonymousreply 30606/28/2020

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 28 ~ 10:25 AM EST

👫 AMERICAN KIDS DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,130,498

DEATHS: 502,229

CRITICAL: 57,951

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,597,742

DEATHS: 128,163

CRITICAL: 15,832

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 PLEASE . . . . . . . .

by Anonymousreply 30706/28/2020

R306 Yeah. I was one of the group of people posting warnings about this virus as far back as January. I would have liked nothing better than to have been proven wrong. Also back then my short term survival instincts kicked in and a stocked up on lots of things. Thankfully I live in a country with a very low level of people infected by the virus and a Government that has acted well in response. However, for the life of me I cannot fathom what is going to happen long term, not only health wise but economically so I've taken a day to day approach. The world is fucked but I don't think most people can even comprehend the mess we are in.

by Anonymousreply 30806/28/2020

Because a significant portion of the American people and their leaders are just plain stupid, technology is the only thing that will save us. Dr. Scott Gottlieb:

2020 will be a hard year but then we'll more fully vanquish Covid with our technology. It will recede into a more manageable threat. A vaccine is probably an early 2021 event based on publicly available data. But don’t lose sight of therapeutic antibodies. They should be available this fall and could be produced at scale by the end of the year. There’s a lot of technology in development in addition to vaccines

The question is, how many lives will be unnecessarily lost before then, because too many people eschew masks, social distancing and scientific reasonining?

by Anonymousreply 30906/28/2020

Andrew Cuomo:

"This is a virus. It does not respond to politics."

by Anonymousreply 31006/28/2020

NYT: Coronavirus testing sites in Arizona, Florida and Texas have become a source of tension and risk, with numerous residents waiting in long lines and others turned away as sites reached capacity, and crowding raising the risk of infection as people rushed to the front of the line at some centers.

“Pushing, yelling, ZERO social distancing enforced,” one Houston resident wrote on Twitter. In Florida, the first car on Saturday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando found its spot in line for testing at 12:30 a.m. even though testing did not start until 9 a.m.

by Anonymousreply 31106/28/2020

I have a big sign out front of my store on a bottle of hand sanitizer "I must ask that your wear a mask, I must demand you squirt your hands, thanks for your compliance, this is basic science." I tied the bottle of sanitizer down because people look at it with thieving greed in their eyes.

by Anonymousreply 31206/28/2020

I’m really scared for our country. We have no leadership. Basic health and safety measures are politicized. So many Americans are uneducated buffoons ( says actually quite a bit about our public education system) Ugh DL keeps me sane.

by Anonymousreply 31306/28/2020

Rudy Gobert, who is kinda Patient Zero, in that his diagnosis caused the NBA to shut down, has said that while his taste has returned, his sense of smell is still not there. This is a young athlete of the highest level and he was diagnosed in March.

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[quote]The fact a healthy 28-year-old NBA star is still feeling the effects of the disease three months later speaks to how everyone — regardless of age — needs to take both the coronavirus and mask wearing seriously.

The media needs to amplify stuff like this so even the deplorables in the cheap seats hear it.

by Anonymousreply 31506/28/2020

Speaking of deplorables ...

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by Anonymousreply 31606/28/2020

R304: Damn Westchester - yet again!

by Anonymousreply 31706/28/2020

How can your sense of taste return, without the sense of smell? I thought the two were interconnected.

by Anonymousreply 31806/28/2020

R303 yes they were separated by quite a distance...it’s a big patio

by Anonymousreply 31906/28/2020

"If a steep rise is happening in a podunk excuse for a city like Pittsburgh, what do we think is going to happen in Philly and NYC?"

Leave Da Burgh alone! Save your snobbery for Texas or some deplorable hellhole

by Anonymousreply 32006/28/2020

I think Sylvia Fowler is from Pittsburgh so she’s allowed to call it podunk.

by Anonymousreply 32106/28/2020

r316, he is an asshole. Meanwhile, he will be in real trouble if he gets it.

by Anonymousreply 32206/28/2020

R316 is why I am not flying...

by Anonymousreply 32306/28/2020

If the Data troubles you, just make it disappear.

WaPo 6/28/20

[quote] The Houston-based Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex, quietly deleted data on current and projected intensive care unit capacity from its website, shortly after reports that beds were 100 percent full set off alarms about its ability to handle the surging numbers of coronavirus patients.

[quote] The abrupt removal, which happened without public explanation, came days after Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ordered Houston hospitals to stop performing lucrative elective surgeries as the state faced record numbers of hospitalizations, raising questions about whether the information had been scrubbed for political reasons.

by Anonymousreply 32406/28/2020

TX won't be able to hide the corpses as they pile up in the next few weeks. Same with FL.

by Anonymousreply 32506/28/2020

hmm...Today: 2000 cases removed from Florida and all of Texas numbers removed. I call shenanigans.

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🤥 Everybody Lies

by Anonymousreply 32706/28/2020

Looking @R316, we've now gotten to a point where deplorables are literally political cartoons come to life. The fact that the children in that pic have more brains than this idiot, is no surprise.

You'd have to be brainless at this point to admit you're a Trump supporters.

by Anonymousreply 32806/28/2020

Despite the MAGA hat being photoshopped, that is what it is like in Trumplandia. They see and hear no evil, but they open their gobs up and out it spills.

by Anonymousreply 32906/28/2020

Hilarious how the protestor in the photo at R301 is wearing a traffic safety vest, yet won't wear a mask to protect his health.

Oh well, Cathedral City is always dealing with a meth epidemic, so I guess COVID19 doesn't seem that scary.

by Anonymousreply 33006/28/2020

[quote]Trump supporters finally wearing masks. Rick Tyler-Still Right

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by Anonymousreply 33106/28/2020

PBS Newshour talks the status of a vaccine for Covid-19

Vaccine developers are going to start manufacturing millions of doses of the vaccine during the phase three trial so they will be (somewhat) ready for distribution if the phase three trial is successful. If the trial fails, those millions of doses will be thrown out. It's expensive to do this advanced manufacturing before they know they have a winner, but WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC.

Best case scenario, we MIGHT have a vaccine by the end of the year, but only a few million doses would be available and will be given to the most at risk. The hundreds of million doses needed in America would then be available sometime all throughout 2021. This sped-up timeline would be possible only if some vaccine proves efficacious against the virus and safe for humans.

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by Anonymousreply 33206/28/2020

I'm wary....what about the possible side effects long term?

by Anonymousreply 33306/28/2020

Yeah, like the zombie apocolypse.

by Anonymousreply 33406/28/2020

That time a scientist whispered into Rick's ear the cause of the Walking Dead zombie apocalypse-

[quote] "Covid-19 Vaccine 💉"

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The last time a vaccine was fast-tracked was a disaster. Google the swine flu vaccine of 1976.

I get a flu shot every year, and I'm glad to get the hepatitis vaccines and boosters.

But I have zero confidence the Trump administration can manufacture a safe vaccine on a regular timeline, much less a majorly accelerated one, because of the evil pig in charge.

He literally would be selling Trump-branded CoronAway Oral Bleach Solution if he could get away with it.

by Anonymousreply 33606/28/2020

[quote]So many Americans are uneducated buffoons

True. And many believe anything they read on Facebook. If a "friend" posts anti-mask content, it is more believable to them than anything coming from the CDC and other reliable sources. Even if the "friend" is a bot or a troll - they don't know.

Perhaps we need to shut down Facebook. Not nationalize it or regulate it, but just shut it down. It's a cesspool of hate and misinformation. Moreover, we know they allow malicious actors to penetrate it.

by Anonymousreply 33706/28/2020

Not sure if this was posted already. Watching Sanjay Gupta getting freaked out is not comforting.

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CBS: WATCH: 40 drones lit up the Madrid night sky on Friday as part of a special display designed to pay tribute to victims of the coronavirus outbreak as well as to honor emergency services.

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by Anonymousreply 33906/28/2020

Bloomberg : Aerial footage shows massive crowds rallying to celebrate #Pride in Chicago

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by Anonymousreply 34006/28/2020

Has anyone noticed how the Repub leaders are going out of their way to avoid saying the word mask? It's like they don't want to admit that they were wrong to scoff at wearing masks and don't want to piss off the anti-mask brigade they've created so they're stressing social distancing and hand sanitizing and - if you must - wearing a face covering (but don't dare call it a mask!) It's weird and I've noticed it from several different Repub leaders and talking heads. Trump/Hannity talking points, clearly.

by Anonymousreply 34106/28/2020

R340, it's outside and everyone looks to be wearing a mask.

by Anonymousreply 34206/28/2020

John Oliver just played this clip to remind everyone (not that we needed reminding) what a complete cunt DeSantis is:

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by Anonymousreply 34306/28/2020

If the states that are spiking now aren't lying and the age is trending lower, that might be due to the old people staying home and protecting themselves better. If that's true, what happens when the old people start to think it's getting safer and go out again? That will be the cause of the second national wave.

by Anonymousreply 34406/28/2020

[quote] Has anyone noticed how the Repub leaders are going out of their way to avoid saying the word mask? It's like they don't want to admit that they were wrong to scoff at wearing masks and don't want to piss off the anti-mask brigade they've created so they're stressing social distancing and hand sanitizing and - if you must - wearing a face covering (but don't dare call it a mask!)

Yes, I've noticed this, too. They use the phrase "face covering" but never the word "mask." And they make it sound as if wearing a "face covering" should only be an absolute last resort, when it's not possible to socially distance, rather than something that should be done in addition to social distancing.

by Anonymousreply 345Last Monday at 2:29 AM

[quote]The last time a vaccine was fast-tracked was a disaster. Google the swine flu vaccine of 1976.

If only there had been some medical and technological advances in the last 44 years!

by Anonymousreply 346Last Monday at 3:52 AM

I don't truly believe that we'll get a vaccine, but let's pretend that we do. My concern then would be distribution. I can only imagine scenes like the one at R256 of people mobbing to be vaccinated; you'd catch COVID waiting in line for your shot. We can't accomplish anything in an orderly fashion in this shithole country.

by Anonymousreply 347Last Monday at 4:16 AM

Gilead Sciences announced Monday the pricing for its coronavirus treatment remdesivir, saying it will cost $3,120 for a typical U.S. patient with commercial insurance.

The company announced its pricing plans in preparation for it to begin charging for the drug in July. The company has been donating doses to the U.S. government for distribution since it received emergency use authorization in May.

by Anonymousreply 348Last Monday at 4:23 AM

[quote] Gilead Sciences

I had a visceral reaction the first time I saw this name.

by Anonymousreply 349Last Monday at 4:29 AM

CNN: Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would “settle” for a Covid-19 vaccine that’s 70% to 75% effective, but that this incomplete protection, coupled with the fact that many Americans say they won’t get a coronavirus vaccine, makes it “unlikely” that the US will achieve sufficient levels of immunity to quell the outbreak.

Fauci noted that “there is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country — an alarmingly large percentage of people, relatively speaking.”

“The best we’ve ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “That would be wonderful if we get there. I don’t think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75% effective vaccine.”

by Anonymousreply 350Last Monday at 4:44 AM

r344, older people remember things like polio, whooping cough and the mumps. They're also far more likely to have impaired immune systems, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, and COPD. So you're not as likely to see them packing into the early bird specials at Waffle House.

by Anonymousreply 351Last Monday at 5:23 AM

Has anyone broached this subject with their doctor? What did they say?

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by Anonymousreply 352Last Monday at 6:10 AM

👵👴 Older & Wiser

by Anonymousreply 353Last Monday at 6:11 AM

Arizona, Florida, Texas are latest coronavirus epicenters

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by Anonymousreply 354Last Monday at 6:21 AM

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 29 ~ 10:30 AM EST

📸 NATIONAL CAMERA DAY

😵 PLEASE TAKE MY CHILD TO WORK DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,286,760

DEATHS: 505,266

CRITICAL: 57,479

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,638,462

DEATHS: 128,460

CRITICAL: 15,825

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 BE SMART~BE SAFE

by Anonymousreply 355Last Monday at 6:34 AM

Follow this thread.

This isn’t a virus that just accidentally happened. The US terrible response to this virus is overshadowing the freaking danger and threat we are under

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by Anonymousreply 356Last Monday at 6:49 AM

Is remdesivir the reason why mortality rates are down?

by Anonymousreply 357Last Monday at 7:33 AM

[quote]Is remdesivir the reason why mortality rates are down?

An ER doc I know says they're using remdesivir, putting more people on oxygen rather than ventilators, looking for and treating blood clots right away ... he says they've learned a lot in the last three months, things that could have saved many of the people who have already died. But that's the nature of the beast.

by Anonymousreply 358Last Monday at 7:45 AM

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told CNBC on Monday the coronavirus tracking website he helped build is showing concerning levels of spread in many states across the U.S.

Systrom said that 34 states in the U.S. have an estimated rate of coronavirus transmission above 1.0, defined on rt.live as an indication the virus will spread quickly. A value less 1.0 suggests the spread will stop.

“So you have an incredible rebound,” said Systrom. “People like to say we’re not in a second wave. I don’t know what a second wave [is] if that’s not a second wave.”

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by Anonymousreply 359Last Monday at 8:14 AM

R357. Perhaps. But also the lying. We are approaching the peak travel period. It is do or die (no pun intended) for many countries and states and some are willing to do everything possible to make this go away. Desperate times call for desperate measures

by Anonymousreply 360Last Monday at 8:25 AM

Nearly one-third of Covid-19 ICU patients in Texas' Methodist hospital are now under 50.

That's a much higher rate than in the initial coronavirus surge.

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by Anonymousreply 361Last Monday at 8:33 AM

Pretty much expected, but now official: Broadway will remain closed throughout 2020.

by Anonymousreply 362Last Monday at 8:35 AM

Paranoid hallucinations – being burned alive, attacked by cats, menaced by an AK-47-toting abductor – are plaguing coronavirus patients (of all ages) in ICUs. The delirium can slow recovery and increase risk of depression and cognitive issues.

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by Anonymousreply 363Last Monday at 8:42 AM

How are Broadway dancers going to survive?

by Anonymousreply 364Last Monday at 8:42 AM

In addition to R358’s excellent list, I’d add proning of patients on ventilators, monitoring for cytokine storm and probably one or more of the experimental treatments being effective.

by Anonymousreply 365Last Monday at 9:16 AM

[quote]proning of patients on ventilators

Although it now seems pretty obvious, I had to look this up.

by Anonymousreply 366Last Monday at 9:19 AM

Jacksonville, site of Republican convention, to require masks indoors and in public

Will Trump move the convention site again? Or will he just not show up?

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by Anonymousreply 367Last Monday at 9:21 AM

🕵️ This disease is in the trial & error stage, and, barring any unforeseen miracles, it's going to remain right there for an unknown length of time.

People need to accept the fact, protect themselves, protect others, stop acting like selfish, spoiled brats, and stay home.

Self sacrifice won't kill you. It will most likely save your life.

by Anonymousreply 368Last Monday at 9:36 AM

If I were on Biden's team I would start ASAP broadcasting how he would respond 180° differently to the Pandemic if he was elected, Number 1 being how the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT would assume the responsibility it always should have. Dumping every kind of Funds, Resources, Manpower, you name-it and especially enacting what was the name of that Bill Trump still has enacted fully? ( sorry I have a terrible memory) I would start demonstrating to the American people WHAT A REAL LEADER LOOKED LIKE- and that it didn't just have to do with who the f* ck was wearing masks or not. My only fear would be the incompetent brutes in Trumps admin might finally get the hint and co-opt some of the ideas.

by Anonymousreply 369Last Monday at 9:53 AM

Chorus boys better start looking into OnlyFans pages to present hole because they’re DUNZO for at least a year.

by Anonymousreply 370Last Monday at 10:02 AM

r356, when they started saying the virus extrudes "zombie" tentacles or appendages to harvest and infect healthy cells, I was thinking that there was no way that a natural thing.

by Anonymousreply 371Last Monday at 10:07 AM

Don't follow the tinhat shit that R356 is posting. Are you idiots?

by Anonymousreply 372Last Monday at 10:49 AM

The Texan Republican State Convention, slated for July 16-18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in COVID Hotspot Houston, has no mask requirements at this time for the 6,000 attendees. Once the convention is over, Texas will get the spread of a lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 373Last Monday at 11:07 AM

Minnesota hits the pause button. Gov. Phil Murphy:

[quote]UPDATE: INDOOR DINING WILL NO LONGER RESUME ON THURSDAY.

[quote]We had planned to loosen restrictions this week. However, after #COVID19 spikes in other states driven by, in part, the return of indoor dining, we have decided to postpone indoor dining indefinitely.

A huge percentage of restaurants and bars are going to go under before this is all through.

by Anonymousreply 374Last Monday at 11:28 AM

^^Not Minnesota, New Jersey!

by Anonymousreply 375Last Monday at 11:28 AM

I guess Dump will just continue to ignore this pandemic till every single restaurant, bar, club, hotel, theatre, shop and small businesd is closed and bankrupted. Who cares since the 1% is still getting richer and and his friends all got billion dollar bailouts.

by Anonymousreply 376Last Monday at 11:43 AM

Americans - particularly Republicans - losing brain cells by the minute:

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by Anonymousreply 377Last Monday at 11:44 AM

Thanks R375! Go Murphy!!

by Anonymousreply 378Last Monday at 11:47 AM

CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday.

The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad for the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The shot also won approval for human testing in Canada.

China’s Central Military Commission approved the use of the vaccine by the military on June 25 for a period of one year, CanSino said in a filing. The vaccine candidate was developed jointly by CanSino and a research institute at the Academy of Military Science (AMS).

“The Ad5-nCoV is currently limited to military use only and its use cannot be expanded to a broader vaccination range without the approval of the Logistics Support Department,” CanSino said, referring to the Central Military Commission department which approved the military use of the vaccine.

CanSino declined to disclose whether the innoculation of the vaccine candidate is mandatory or optional, citing commercial secrets, in an email to Reuters.

The military approval follows China’s decision earlier this month to offer two other vaccine candidates to employees at state-owned firms travelling overseas.

The Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials of the CanSino’s vaccine candidate showed it has the potential to prevent diseases caused by the coronavirus, which has killed half a million people globally, but its commercial success cannot be guaranteed, the company said.

Separately, AMS received an approval earlier this month to test its second experimental coronavirus vaccine in humans.

No vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use against the illness caused by the new coronavirus, but over a dozen vaccines from more than 100 candidates globally are being tested in humans.

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by Anonymousreply 379Last Monday at 11:50 AM

After seeing the huge surges in my city, driven in large part by young people cramming popular college kid dive bars, I can only imagine that the admins at my university are shitting themselves as they watch their carefully-laid pipe dreams of micromanaging a safe return to campus get flushed down the shitter.

I doubt they'll ever admit it publicly though, and will probably just keep on blundering ahead. They've already blown $22 million on hotel rooms for students.

by Anonymousreply 380Last Monday at 12:41 PM

Here we go again...

by Anonymousreply 381Last Monday at 12:50 PM

Maps show explosive growth of coronavirus in US

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by Anonymousreply 382Last Monday at 1:57 PM

R382: That map looks horrible (even concerning for the NE - was going down (green) to steady (yellow))

by Anonymousreply 383Last Monday at 2:14 PM

I would think the map for today at R382 would show Arizona being part of the RED zone.

by Anonymousreply 384Last Monday at 2:21 PM

For r384

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by Anonymousreply 385Last Monday at 2:24 PM

You're a prof, Sylvia?

by Anonymousreply 386Last Monday at 2:24 PM

Except for 3 tiny states (NH, CT, DE), all greens are yellow, orange or red now!

by Anonymousreply 387Last Monday at 2:25 PM

🗽 [italic] Closed By The Fourth Of July !

by Anonymousreply 388Last Monday at 3:33 PM

R372 it’s not Tin foil. There are several scientists who are speaking out. Going up against money and power isn’t easy. GOF research done at WIV.. on coronaviruses it’s pretty clear this is not a wild virus, the highest affinity for binding is human. The spike protein, the furin cleavage site. The damage it does to all organ systems - the fact it’s more a cardiovascular disease.,, Look how China reacted to this virus , the people killed or disappeared for speaking out, there is so much, I can’t even type it all out.

by Anonymousreply 389Last Monday at 3:41 PM

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 29 ~ 7:45 PM EST

📸 NATIONAL CAMERA DAY

😵 PLEASE TAKE MY CHILD TO WORK DAY !

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,397,142

DEATHS: 507,421

CRITICAL: 57,513

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,679,901

DEATHS: 128,771

CRITICAL: 15,844

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 CELEBRATE STYLISHLY !

by Anonymousreply 390Last Monday at 3:44 PM

R389: FWIW, I believe it escaped a Chinese lab also. Zoological origins then modified. However, they will NEVER admit to it.

by Anonymousreply 391Last Monday at 3:46 PM

🤥 Everybody Lies

by Anonymousreply 392Last Monday at 3:51 PM

From the twitterverse:

You can have either 1 cookie right now or 10,000 cookies in 90 days. What do you choose?

Japan: 90 days, 10,000 cookies.

Canada: Same.

EU: Same.

US: Just give me the fucking cookie, asshole, and no I'm not wearing a fucking mask either.

by Anonymousreply 393Last Monday at 3:58 PM

New Flu discovered in China with Pandemic Potential

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists.

It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak.

While it is not an immediate problem, they say, it has "all the hallmarks" of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring.

As it's new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus

Prof Kin-Chow Chang, who works at Nottingham University in the UK, told the BBC: "Right now we are distracted with coronavirus and rightly so. But we must not lose sight of potentially dangerous new viruses."

While this new virus is not an immediate problem, he says: "We should not ignore it".

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by Anonymousreply 394Last Monday at 3:58 PM

'when they started saying the virus extrudes "zombie" tentacles or appendages to harvest and infect healthy cells, I was thinking that there was no way that a natural thing.'

AIDS does this as well you spastic.

by Anonymousreply 395Last Monday at 4:00 PM

🍪 What kind of cookies are they?

Can I pick my own?

by Anonymousreply 396Last Monday at 4:07 PM

R394 China - the country that just keeps giving.....

by Anonymousreply 397Last Monday at 4:24 PM

Arizona and LA bars close. Vegas becomes Super Spreader event this weekend. A few friends who work at casinos are terrified.

by Anonymousreply 398Last Monday at 4:25 PM

Mulan movie will never get released at this rate. People just not in the mood to watch it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 399Last Monday at 4:27 PM

R398: If I worked in Vegas, I would call out sick this coming week. Fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 400Last Monday at 4:28 PM

R400, the casinos are not looking kindly on those who call out sick. In fact, a lot of workers are sick. Caesars did not even test the workers before they reopened. It was voluntary. Talk about fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 401Last Monday at 4:33 PM

We all know we’re going into lockdown sooner or later. What did you learn from the last lockdown, and what will you do differently this time?

by Anonymousreply 402Last Monday at 5:00 PM

[quote] What did you learn from the last lockdown, and what will you do differently this time?

I guess the lesson coming out of Texas today is, buy toilet paper and brisket NOW.

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by Anonymousreply 403Last Monday at 5:11 PM

Speaking of which, I went to Sams Club today and they had gallons of hand sanitizer for $29.99. It’s a refill only.

by Anonymousreply 404Last Monday at 5:22 PM

R402: Stocked up on PPE, toilet paper, wipes, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent, meds, emergen c, vitamin d, water, coffee, wine, frozen meats, can goods, frozen foods, milk, rice, pasta, eggs and bread!

All things that were a pain in the ass to find back in April!

by Anonymousreply 405Last Monday at 5:50 PM

R386 No, just a worker drone.

by Anonymousreply 406Last Monday at 5:53 PM

It's been 90 days since I was infected and I still haven't put the weight back on. Also, last week I got a new symptom of pins/needles in my hands/feet and they are very cold all the time now. This isn't some 2-week sickness. It's like it hides out in my body and then comes out when I'm not getting enough sleep or stressed to wreak havoc on my body.

by Anonymousreply 407Last Monday at 5:57 PM

^Just like HIV or Herpes.

by Anonymousreply 408Last Monday at 6:00 PM

Recently Chris Cuomo was saying something similar to r407. Even though he's done with the disease, the virus isn't quite finished with him. He still doesn't feel 100%. Dr. Sanjay Gupta listened to him, but said he couldn't deal with these issues now since people were still dying. No time for survivors' complaints right now, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 409Last Monday at 6:03 PM

Republicans have raised compartmentalization to a world class art form. Who else could believe simultaneously that COVID-19 is a hoax, a bioweapon escaped from a Chinese laboratory, and a harmless flulike illness that we should all make an effort to catch as soon as possible so we build up a herd immunity to it?

by Anonymousreply 410Last Monday at 6:12 PM

r395, but aren't there theories that AIDS was also a genetically modified disease as well?

by Anonymousreply 411Last Monday at 6:30 PM

CNN: At least 143 people at the University of Georgia test positive for Covid-19.

by Anonymousreply 412Last Monday at 6:36 PM

R412: Wow!

by Anonymousreply 413Last Monday at 6:37 PM

Colleges shouldn’t even think of opening this fall.

by Anonymousreply 414Last Monday at 6:42 PM

These high-end NYC hotels not changing sheets, wiping down surfaces

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by Anonymousreply 415Last Monday at 6:42 PM

It is folly to believe that any business is performing the deep sanitation it claims to be.

by Anonymousreply 416Last Monday at 6:45 PM

"These high-end NYC hotels not changing sheets, wiping down surfaces"

3 hotels, Hamtpon Inn, Trump International Hotel and Hyatt, were confronted with the results (caught on camera). 2 hotels apologized, called it a violation of their standards and promised to retrain their staff to meet company standards.1 hotel denied the reports findings and said the claims made by Inside Edition were categorically false.

Can you guess which hotel claimed this was a lie and did not take any responsibility?

by Anonymousreply 417Last Monday at 7:11 PM

I was supposed to go to a drive in movie last night, and they cancelled the event about an hour before showtime- they had people testing positive on campus- a suburb of Los Angeles.

My sister had a baby in February, and I feel sorry for this new generation of kids- they're not going to grow up with the freedoms we had.

by Anonymousreply 418Last Monday at 7:13 PM

Has the Trump family hijacked shipments of Remdesivir?

Drug costs per patient $2,340 - $2,800.

Big moneymaker ....... Surprise !

by Anonymousreply 419Last Monday at 7:17 PM

There aren't any cleaning products on the shelves. When was the last time you saw Lysol?

by Anonymousreply 420Last Monday at 7:47 PM

I've finally seen Lysol on shelves in the last 2 weeks. I paid $11 for a big can at 7-11. There was no price on the shelf and I could have put it back but it was the first time I'd seen any since March. They also had Lysol wipes - $7 for a big container.

by Anonymousreply 421Last Monday at 7:59 PM

This is not the grocery thread!

But since people are going there.....I was grocery shopping tonight and there were about 2 dozen bottles of 70% isopropyl alcohol. They were 16oz size and $1.49 each. I purchased 2. I have, out of habit, checked that "personal care" aisle every week since March and this is the first time I've seen anything stocked in that section. I didn't bother checking the cleaning aisle for Lysol or "wipes" because I don't use either of those.

by Anonymousreply 422Last Monday at 10:22 PM

My local CVS store as well stocked with a brand new shipment of hand sanitizer.

8 oz @ $3.99

16.9 oz @ $5.99

by Anonymousreply 423Last Monday at 10:26 PM

Comic relief- discussing groceries here.

by Anonymousreply 424Last Monday at 11:28 PM

R417 Hampton Inn is a "high end hotel"?

Lately I've been battling the urge to chuck everything and move to a cheap house in the country -- the time-honored way to avoid plagues. Anyone else feeling this way? It probably wouldn't be a financially sound decision long-term, but dammit it's tempting.

by Anonymousreply 425Last Tuesday at 4:13 AM

A federal face mask mandate would not only cut the daily growth rate of new confirmed cases of Covid-19, but could also save the U.S. economy from taking a 5% GDP hit in lieu of additional lockdowns, according to Goldman Sachs.

Somebody, please, tell Trump.

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by Anonymousreply 426Last Tuesday at 4:32 AM

The coronavirus is spreading too rapidly and too broadly for the U.S. to get it under control as some other countries have, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.

“This is really the beginning,” Schuchat said of the U.S.’s recent surge in new cases. “I think there was a lot of wishful thinking around the country that, hey it’s summer. Everything’s going to be fine. We’re over this and we are not even beginning to be over this. There are a lot of worrisome factors about the last week or so.”

by Anonymousreply 427Last Tuesday at 4:34 AM

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 30 ~ 10:00 AM EST

🌌 METEOR WATCH DAY

📱 SOCIAL MEDIA DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,449,237

DEATHS: 509,113

CRITICAL: 57,693

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,683,301

DEATHS: 128,819

CRITICAL: 15,864

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 IT'S THE WAY 2 GO !

by Anonymousreply 428Last Tuesday at 6:03 AM

I heard a great analogy about wearing a mask this morning Dr. Lapook said that it is like the Blitz during the war where everyone had to turn their lights out but if one person said, nah, I'm not going to turn my lights off they may not get hit by a bomb but their neighbor probably will.

by Anonymousreply 429Last Tuesday at 6:05 AM

Potentially good news for those in my particular boat:

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by Anonymousreply 430Last Tuesday at 6:13 AM

I'm also worried. I don't think I will be going anywhere for xmas now. Many schools are planning to open...which means more infections and the kids will go home to infect other family members.

by Anonymousreply 431Last Tuesday at 6:29 AM

It's official: Americans are not allowed to enter the European Union when it opens its borders this week.

EU leaders prioritizing the health of their citizens over economic gain. Something America should try.

by Anonymousreply 432Last Tuesday at 6:36 AM

From the Minnesota department of health- cases by age from May 1st until the end of June.

The Kids are NOT Alright.

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by Anonymousreply 433Last Tuesday at 6:45 AM

Anecdotal here....wonderful young man at our security gate, 28, healthy.... then extremely sick for 6 full weeks, weak and gaunt but recovering for another month and now back at work. He looks like a cadaver.

This is not just an old people virus. He was lucky to survive, us old farts may not be so lucky.

by Anonymousreply 434Last Tuesday at 7:13 AM

R433 does that data indicate BLM protest spread?

by Anonymousreply 435Last Tuesday at 8:05 AM

R433 wow!

by Anonymousreply 436Last Tuesday at 8:06 AM

Shutting down bars is good, but how do we keep people from having big house parties instead?

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by Anonymousreply 437Last Tuesday at 8:20 AM

r434, wow, that's scary. I'm glad he survived.

by Anonymousreply 438Last Tuesday at 8:36 AM

[quote]A few friends who work at casinos are terrified.

They should be given hazmat suits. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 439Last Tuesday at 8:39 AM

Dr. Fauci, testifying before Congress: “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 (#COVID19 cases) a day.”

by Anonymousreply 440Last Tuesday at 8:45 AM

Rolling Stone:

Rolling Stone: COVID-19 is surging, but Trump’s response is shrinking.

FEMA has *1000 fewer staff* on covid work than at its peak response.

Task Force meetings are down. Access to POTUS has "dramatically decreased" in recent week, says Fauci.

"Even after almost 6 months, they cannot articulate a cogent plan," says vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez.

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by Anonymousreply 441Last Tuesday at 8:52 AM

Seattle health officials say only 1 in 5 people is self-isolating when they develop COVID-19 symptoms. Close to 80% continue to circulate in the community.

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by Anonymousreply 442Last Tuesday at 9:00 AM

R441

Honest question for the group: what the FUCK are we going to do?

by Anonymousreply 443Last Tuesday at 9:35 AM

We keep doing what we've been doing. Wear a mask, try to socially distance, be smart....if everyone did this we would see a huge drop in cases.

by Anonymousreply 444Last Tuesday at 9:51 AM

💀 Corona is an equal opportunity destroyer.

by Anonymousreply 445Last Tuesday at 9:55 AM

I think we'll need to be saved from ourselves by medicine and technology (see R309). If not, the virus will burn and burn until millions are dead and tens of millions are infected, and then, with luck, it will just burn out.

As if Trump's election didn't make me ashamed enough of America, our inability to follow in Europe's footsteps and get this virus under control is a terrible indictment of us.

by Anonymousreply 446Last Tuesday at 9:56 AM

🧙 [italic] There's No Place Like Home !

by Anonymousreply 447Last Tuesday at 10:04 AM

How many new cases yesterday? Does anyone have an update?

by Anonymousreply 448Last Tuesday at 10:16 AM

Déjà vu

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by Anonymousreply 449Last Tuesday at 10:18 AM

New York adds eight more states to its travel advisory, taking the total to 16.

California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee residents must also quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in NY.

by Anonymousreply 450Last Tuesday at 10:19 AM

Given that July 4th is only days away, we are truly FUCKED!

by Anonymousreply 451Last Tuesday at 10:36 AM

They're all going to Vegas for the 4th. What happens in Vegas.......oh, never mind.

by Anonymousreply 452Last Tuesday at 10:42 AM

I'm American but live abroad. Sadly, many Americans are the most vain, self centered and self entitled people on earth. This is painfully obvious based on my Facebook feed and the countless number of idiotic reality shows that are broadcast throughout the world. Today, my 25 year old niece who lives in Georgia, posted a picture of her nails and make-up on Facebook . Another friend in Texas is complaining about cancelled NASCAR races. Seriously??? It's no surprise that cases are dramatically rising again. It takes a village to accomplish this. More than Trump and more than the local governments regardless of their incredible incompetence. For sure, there are also a lot of responsible people with good intentions but their voices are getting drowned out in this sea of madness. Unfortunately this fire will continue to burn out of control for some time

by Anonymousreply 453Last Tuesday at 11:03 AM

Remember it's supposed to disappear when the weather heats up?!? LOLOLOL...

Now it's fucking exploding....just think this coming winter...it's gonna be even worse! I'm definitely gonna be stocking up more shit!

by Anonymousreply 454Last Tuesday at 11:19 AM

R453 why not say what country you are in?

I think if your Facebook feed is the indicator you’re using of how “Americans are the most vain, self centered and self entitled people on earth”, that sounds more like a you and your friends/family problem rather than an accurate assessment of 300+ million people.

Not sure how much worse American reality tv is compared to the rest of the world. I know those garbage housewives are everywhere and Japan has some fucked up game shows...sounds like you’re grasping at anecdotal straws.

by Anonymousreply 455Last Tuesday at 11:23 AM

R455. I live in Europe. And I travel frequently all over the world (except for this year, of course). For sure, this is a worldwide issue but the problem is particularly acute in the US based on my experience, not just my Facebook feed.

by Anonymousreply 456Last Tuesday at 11:30 AM

I wonder why there's been no second wave in Europe, especially Italy and Spain?

by Anonymousreply 457Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM

U.S. Coronavirus Testing Could Fail Again.

The United States is once again at risk of outstripping its COVID-19 testing capacity, an ominous development that would deny the country a crucial tool to understand its pandemic in real time.

The American testing supply chain is stretched to the limit, and the ongoing outbreak in the South and West could overwhelm it, according to epidemiologists and testing-company executives. While the country’s laboratories have added tremendous capacity in the past few months—the U.S. now tests about 550,000 people each day, a fivefold increase from early April—demand for viral tests is again outpacing supply.

If demand continues to accelerate and shortages are not resolved, then turnaround times for test results will rise, tests will effectively be rationed, and the number of infections that are never counted in official statistics will grow. Any plan to contain the virus will depend on fast and accurate testing, which can identify newly infectious people before they set off new outbreaks. Without it, the U.S. is in the dark.

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by Anonymousreply 458Last Tuesday at 11:54 AM

Rand Paul is a fucking putz...

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by Anonymousreply 459Last Tuesday at 12:24 PM

Have they shifted production of medicine back to the USA? What meds are in short supply?

by Anonymousreply 460Last Tuesday at 12:57 PM

Probably, because due to the immense size of the U.S. (compared to Italy and Spain), the U.S. is actually still in its first wave. It's just that it hit certain states first, now it's going strong in others.

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by Anonymousreply 461Last Tuesday at 12:59 PM

[quote]It's just that it hit certain states first, now it's going strong in others.

Of course, the "other" states could have learned from the experience of the first-hit states and Europe, and seriously blunted the impact of the virus on their residents.

But this is America, and we are a deeply stupid nation.

by Anonymousreply 462Last Tuesday at 1:03 PM

*************************** 💀 [italic] VEGAS IS FOR LOSERS

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by Anonymousreply 463Last Tuesday at 1:13 PM

I am also a dual citizen (accident of birth that my non-American parents worked in academia in Massachusetts and New Hampshire) but I take my American citizenship very seriously, especially now.

by Anonymousreply 464Last Tuesday at 1:20 PM

I wished they named the 1918 doctor in r449's pic.

by Anonymousreply 465Last Tuesday at 1:25 PM

130K deaths in the US now. Nearly 60K in Brazil and 44k in the UK,.. allegedly. All this winning as Chump would say...

by Anonymousreply 466Last Tuesday at 1:47 PM

R465 Oh sorry, instead of the audio article and text, I must've just copied the photo link by mistake. He's named as "Dr. Thomas Tuttle," the epidemiologist who prescribed face masks and social distancing to slow the influenza pandemic, and apparently made a lot of enemies in the process.

I hope this link works.

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by Anonymousreply 467Last Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Why home-made masks suck: Bandana-style face coverings allow coronavirus-infected saliva droplets in a cough to travel 14 times further than homemade cotton masks, study shows

Cone-style well fitting masks and home-made coverings made from multiple fabric layers are the best designs for stopping the spread of coronavirus, study shows.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University examined different materials and designs to find the best option for slowing the spread of virus carrying droplets.

These droplets are expelled when someone with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes and tests show loosely-folded masks and bandana-style coverings perform the worst.

According to researchers this is because those designs provide minimal stopping-capability for respiratory droplets which can spread up to 8ft if unobstructed.

They found a simple bandana-style mask can stop droplets going more than 3ft but a homemade well-fitting cotton-fabric stitched mask stops droplets at 2.5 inches.

The pathogen responsible for COVID-19 is mainly found in respiratory droplets expelled by infected individuals during coughing, sneezing, or even talking and breathing, the Florida team explained.

This explains governments' rationale for recommending face coverings - to reduce the risk of cross-infection from infected to healthy individuals.

On June 15 the UK government made face coverings compulsory on public transport in England - other countries have gone further, requiring them when out in public.

Despite this, the authorities have not yet announced guidelines on the best varieties of mask to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Study lead researcher, Dr Stella Batalama, at Florida Atlantic University said they wanted to discover the best options for reducing the spread of COVID-19.

'Our researchers have demonstrated how masks are able to significantly curtail the speed and range of the respiratory droplets and jets,' said Batalama.

'Moreover, they have uncovered how emulated coughs can travel noticeably farther than the currently recommended distancing guideline.'

The research team used a technique called 'flow visualisation' in a laboratory setting in which they used a mixture of distilled water and glycerin to generate a synthetic fog to mimic cough droplets.

They used a mannequin to simulate coughing and sneezing, before visualising droplets expelled from its mouth.

They tested a range of masks that are readily available to the general public, and which do not deplete medical-grade masks and breathing devices that are vital to healthcare workers.

This included a single-layer bandana-style covering, a homemade mask stitched using two layers of cotton quilting fabric and a non-sterile cone masks.

By placing these various masks on the mannequin, they were able to map out the paths of droplets and demonstrate how differently they perform.

Results showed that loosely folded face masks and bandana-style coverings provide minimal stopping-capability for the smallest respiratory droplets.

Whereas well-fitted homemade masks with multiple layers of quilting fabric, and off-the-shelf cone style masks, proved to be the most effective.

They were able to 'significantly' curtail the speed and range of the respiratory jets, albeit with some leakage through the mask itself and from small gaps on the edges.

Without a mask, droplets traveled more than eight feet, with a bandana, they traveled three feet seven inches, and with a folded cotton handkerchief, they traveled 1 foot, 3 inches.

Cough droplets travelled just 2.5 inches when covered by a stitched quilted cotton mask, and with the cone-style mask, droplets traveled about eight inches.

Study leader Dr Siddhartha Verma, an assistant professor at FAU, said they wanted to convey to the public the important of social distancing and face masks.

'Promoting widespread awareness of effective preventive measures is crucial at this time as we are observing significant spikes in cases of COVID-19 infections in many states, especially Florida,' he said.

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by Anonymousreply 468Last Tuesday at 2:11 PM

Life on a budget ..........

I make my own face masks from cone shaped coffee filters, rubber bands, and twist ties.

I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 469Last Tuesday at 2:21 PM

Somebody needs to do that test with a fabric mask and face shield. There would be some leakage, but I think it would mostly go down.

by Anonymousreply 470Last Tuesday at 2:23 PM

I read we could save 5% of GDP if everyone just wore a fucking mask!

by Anonymousreply 471Last Tuesday at 2:33 PM

Would wearing your underwear on your head work?

by Anonymousreply 472Last Tuesday at 2:34 PM

Jock straps might work better.

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by Anonymousreply 473Last Tuesday at 2:39 PM

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JUNE 3O ~ 7:30 PM EST

🌌 METEOR WATCH DAY

📱 SOCIAL MEDIA DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,564,809

DEATHS: 513,060

CRITICAL: 57,771

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,724,685

DEATHS: 130,096

CRITICAL: 15,933

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😷 DON'T MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN !

by Anonymousreply 474Last Tuesday at 3:35 PM

When were they saying we’d have 135,000 deaths by? July 1? August 1?

by Anonymousreply 475Last Tuesday at 3:40 PM

134,000 projected deaths by August 1, prediction dated May 4.

“We’re going to win so much that you’re going to be sick and tired. You’re going to say, ‘Please, please, Mr. President, we’re sick and tired of winning. Please let us have at least one loss. It’s no longer exciting to win.’ And I’m going to say, ‘No way, we’re going to keep winning, and I don’t care if you like it or not.’”

— Donald J. Trump, 2016

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by Anonymousreply 476Last Tuesday at 3:44 PM

WaPo dated 4/13/20:

We say: Please, please, Mr. President, we’re tired of winning so much. Our friends are out of work, our parents and grandparents are dying, our medical system is collapsing without tests and vital supplies, our kids can’t go to school, and we can’t buy toilet paper. If this is winning, can we go back to losing the way we used to? And he says: No way. We’re going to keep winning, and I don’t care if you like it or not.

[...] We say: Please, please, Mr. President, for the sake of the nation, for the sake of humanity, can we please stop winning so much?

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by Anonymousreply 477Last Tuesday at 3:48 PM

I appreciate all the updates. All I can say is I hope to see the day when Trump and his enablers - Mitch, Miss Lindsey, etc. are all dead and buried.

The federal mask mandate is a great idea. Too bad we have to wait until Election Day

by Anonymousreply 478Last Tuesday at 4:22 PM

Anderson Cooper: The president sprays a mask on his face for vanity, but an actual mask, worn to save lives, that he won’t do.

by Anonymousreply 479Last Tuesday at 4:54 PM

The US still doesn't have many deaths per day considering they're letting the disease run amok.

by Anonymousreply 480Last Tuesday at 4:59 PM

The Denver Post reports: Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday closed Colorado bars for in-person service — after allowing them to reopen at limited capacity on June 19 — due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus

by Anonymousreply 481Last Tuesday at 5:09 PM

Still only a few hundred deaths a day so it's clearly not virulent at this point in time.

by Anonymousreply 482Last Tuesday at 6:06 PM

This virus is not natural. China will owe reparations to the world for the terror they have caused. GOF research should be halted.

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by Anonymousreply 483Last Tuesday at 6:24 PM

If I wasn't checking stats daily, I probably wouldn't be so aware, but over the course of the past week or two, the US has been very slow to update their numbers. Several hours pass with little or no activity, then suddenly there's a noticable surge. I'd like to really believe that our care and testing have vastly improved to the point that we truly do have a marked decline in Covid19 deaths, but considering the rapid rise in case numbers, it's hard to say whether or not the stats are acceptably accurate. Only time will tell.

by Anonymousreply 484Last Tuesday at 6:41 PM

R484, it's already clear that Florida suppresses its death count. It deliberately limits the conditions under which it will report COVID-19 inmate deaths, for example..

by Anonymousreply 485Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM

CPT, Yep - I noticed that too. Thanks!

R485: Very true. Criminal😡

by Anonymousreply 486Last Tuesday at 7:17 PM

BBC--Coronavirus: Czechs hold party to 'farewell' pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the Czech Republic, a party has been held to give the coronavirus a "symbolic farewell".

Thousands of guests sat at a 500 metre-long (1640ft) table on the Charles Bridge in Prague on Tuesday sharing food and drinks they had brought from home.

Guests were encouraged to share with their neighbours and there was no social distancing, something people in countries under lockdown will find hard to relate to.

There have been fewer than 12,000 infections in the Czech Republic, a country of 10 million. About 350 people have died.

The event's organiser said the celebration was possible due to a lack of tourists in the famously charming city.

Ondrej Kobza, organiser of the party and owner of a cafe in the city, told the AFP news agency: "We want to celebrate the end of the coronavirus crisis by letting people meet and show they are not afraid to meet, that they are not afraid to take a piece of a sandwich from their neighbour."

One attendee, Galina Khomchenko-Krejcikova, said she found the event on Facebook and "thought it was interesting".

"I just finished a night shift so I didn't have time to prepare anything," she said. "But we brought some wine and snacks we found at home."

The Czech Republic was quick to enforce a lockdown and has managed to avoid the worst of the pandemic.

Last week, the government permitted public gatherings of up to 1,000 people. Swimming pools, museums, zoos and castles can now open without limits on the number of visitors.

Restaurants, bars and pubs have been allowed to serve people indoors for a month now.

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by Anonymousreply 487Last Tuesday at 7:38 PM

Wild brawl erupts in Arkansas restaurant over social distancing dispute

The caught-on-camera fracas erupted Saturday inside the Saltgrass Steak House in Little Rock after a woman wearing a face mask confronted patrons who stood too close to her, according to bystanders.

Seth Crews, who recorded the violent incident on his cell phone, told KARK 4 News that he and his brother were having dinner at the eatery when they heard screaming coming from the bar area.

“All the restaurant employees were trying to help, they were just in shock like the rest of us,” Crews said.

A police report obtained by the news outlet says that a restaurant employee saw a woman wearing a face mask telling two others that they were sitting too close. That worker also claimed that the same woman purposely coughed on other customers.

Cellphone footage shows a woman seated at the bar area tell two men “you’re supposed to be six feet away from me,” before the melee exploded.

According to witnesses and the police report, a man seen in the video wearing a USA shirt then deliberately got even closer, escalating the sitatuion.

The boyfriend of the woman wearing the mask then apparently hit the man with a bottle before dozens of people wound up involved in the brawl, witnesses said.

“The guy came up and was touching on his back and giving him a little shove and he just wasn’t taking it and that’s when it all started,” Crews told the news outlet.

Nobody involved in the fight has filed any charges, according to KARK 4 News.

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by Anonymousreply 488Last Tuesday at 7:44 PM

People from around the world need to stop thinking of America as one country. We are fucking huge and are more like 50 little countries or maybe 5 or 6 regions. The idiots and their moronic "leaders" are in certain (red) parts of the country while the responsible people and their actual leaders are in other (blue) parts of the country. Hell, even the single state of California is bigger than some countries and their state breaks down the same way into idiot and sane sections.

I just wish we could put up some border fences to keep the morons out of the sane parts.

by Anonymousreply 489Last Tuesday at 7:59 PM

Lots of blue states have dealt with high numbers of Covid too and many irresponsible people. They are not confined to red states.

by Anonymousreply 490Last Tuesday at 8:34 PM

CPT, the Texas Medical Center (Houston) stats are definitely juked. Governor Abbott can't handle the truth.

by Anonymousreply 491Last Tuesday at 8:39 PM

👽 [italic] The Truth Is Out There . . . . . . . .

by Anonymousreply 492Last Tuesday at 8:47 PM

Hmm. I am noticing a lot of people trying to minimize the pandemic. Is that simply magical thinking? Several hospitals are at near capacity.

by Anonymousreply 493Last Tuesday at 9:08 PM

A friend on Fb had to go the the ER unrelated to the virus (in NYC) and he said the place was empty.

by Anonymousreply 494Last Tuesday at 9:09 PM

A friend on Fb had to go the the ER unrelated to the virus (in NYC) and he said the place was empty.

by Anonymousreply 495Last Tuesday at 9:09 PM

Wake up

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by Anonymousreply 496Last Tuesday at 9:13 PM

No indoor dining in NYC for another 30 days.

ALBANY — New York restaurants may continue to sell cocktails and wine for takeout and delivery for at least another 30 days.

“We understand the positive impact this has had for businesses during this trying time, and we intend to renew this option in an upcoming executive order," Rich Azzopardi, senior adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told the Times Union on Thursday.

The measure, in place since March 17, the day after the mandated closure for in-house dining and bar service, expires Saturday, already having been renewed twice.

The takeout/delivery allowance, a suspension of a decades-old rule that restricts restaurants to serving cocktails and wine for on-premises consumption, provides a valuable additional income stream for an industry that has lost billions in revenue since mid-March, said Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association.

"We're grateful the governor understands that continuing to allow to-go alcohol is important as restaurants start to reopen and make it through these challenging times," Fleischut said.

But, she cautioned, violations of the spirit of the allowance could threaten its continued renewal or result in suspension.

She said her messages to the industry is simple: "Please follow the rules and take the regulations very seriously."

Incidents across the state in recent weeks, with photos and videos circulating of crowds of people drinking alcohol on sidewalks and in other public spaces, have prompted stern warnings from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and subsequent strengthening of punishments. The State Liquor Authority was given the power to immediately suspend liquor licenses and impose $10,000 fines on businesses not enforcing rules about social distancing, and restaurants and bars were made responsible for enforcing open-container rules within 100 feet of their premises.

The violations were so flagrant that state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who introduced a bill that would allow takeout/delivery sale of cocktails and wine for two years after the COVID-19 state of disaster emergency ends, considered pulling the proposed law altogether.

"Public health has to come first," said Hoylman, a Democrat who represents parts of lower and Midtown Manhattan, in an interview with the Times Union. "I have neighbors who were afraid to come out of their apartments," he said, referring to a few days after mass gatherings of drinkers were seen in New York City two weeks ago, following the resumption of outdoor dining there.

"I'm in support of the extension" of Cuomo's executive order allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails and wine to go, "but there has to be more enforcement," Hoylman said.

While much much of the state is in the third phase of the economic reopening, with reduced-capacity indoor dining allowed at restaurants, New York City, with its vastly larger number of COVID-19 cases, remains in the second phase. Only outdoor dining is currently allowed. A surge of nearly 37,000 new cases nationwide, concentrated in the South and West, brought the country's highest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic, federal officials said Thursday.

New York City could enter phase three of reopening starting July 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio told the media on Thursday, but an increase in cases would further delay it.

"After all this work to move us into phase two, backsliding on the virus would de devastating" to businesses and public health, Hoylman said.

He said an extension of the executive order allows the state Legislature to continue crafting his bill to reflect current conditions. He was alarmed enough two weeks ago to say that he might consider limiting alcohol sales to delivery, not takeout, or prohibiting takeout cocktails in New York City but continuing to allow in other areas of the state with fewer cases of COVID-19 and fewer reported violations of requirements for masks and social distancing.

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by Anonymousreply 497Last Tuesday at 9:46 PM

[quote]Lots of blue states have dealt with high numbers of Covid too and many irresponsible people. They are not confined to red states.

Just stop with the bullshit. The blue states were hit hard early with little warning. They were infected before they even knew what was coming but have done a pretty good job locking down and getting things under control given the circumstances.

The fucking red states had a three month warning of what was headed their way and decided to say fuck it and pretend the viruses are hoaxes made by the liberal fake media to distract them while we try to steal their MAGA hats. The red states are also fucking lying about their cases. They are ignorant traitors to humanity.

by Anonymousreply 498Last Tuesday at 9:47 PM

The red states are just to fucking dumb, that's what happens when you marry your cousins.

by Anonymousreply 499Last Tuesday at 9:53 PM

The red states are just to fucking dumb, that's what happens when you marry your cousins.

by Anonymousreply 500Last Tuesday at 9:53 PM

[quote]The red states are just to fucking dumb

Oh, this is so embarrassing, ^^

by Anonymousreply 501Last Tuesday at 9:59 PM

[quote]California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee residents must also quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in NY.

I was actually surprised when Cuomo announced the initial list and Louisiana wasn't on it.

by Anonymousreply 502Last Tuesday at 10:30 PM

[quote]The fucking red states had a three month warning of what was headed their way and decided to say fuck it and pretend the viruses are hoaxes made by the liberal fake media to distract them while we try to steal their MAGA hats. The red states are also fucking lying about their cases. They are ignorant traitors to humanity.

Exactly.

All of these fucking states were shitting on NY months ago. We said it then that WE in NY were the canaries in the coal mine. We didn't get MONTHS to prepare. Cuomo told those idiots "We are YOUR future!" They didn't listen. Fuck them.

The absolute arrogance of red states mocking NY. And not a shred of humility with these dirtbags when it finally caught up to them and Pence trying to take credit on behalf of the fed. govt for cases in NY, NJ and CT going down.

The fucking arrogance of Republicans like DeSantis:

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by Anonymousreply 503Last Tuesday at 10:37 PM

R489, and worse: The people who leech off of us, get more power than us despite the fact that millions more of us vote for Dems than Reps.. McConnell from his shit poor mooching state, gets to be the most powerful politician in the govt. Amazing feat when you consider how his state would shrivel up and die without the blue states he constantly tries to punish. He literally bites the hand(s) that feeds him.

by Anonymousreply 504Last Tuesday at 10:42 PM

China is currently monitoring a new strain of swine flu.

by Anonymousreply 505Last Tuesday at 10:58 PM

^^^ Has the potential to "become a pandemic."

Screwed × 2

by Anonymousreply 506Last Tuesday at 11:07 PM

If you get ill with Covid-19 make sure you get enough liquid medical food and and other liquid food like smoothies. Severe loss of appetite and a very dry mouth are common symptoms.

by Anonymousreply 507Last Tuesday at 11:15 PM

Dr. Fauci says drinking at bars should stop ‘right now’ to stem spread of COVID-19

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by Anonymousreply 508Last Tuesday at 11:58 PM

Immature, drunk twenty-somethings will kill us all. Pretty sure Nostradamus and the biblical prophecies all predicted that.

by Anonymousreply 509Last Wednesday at 12:16 AM

Most college students in my area, with the exception on those taking summer courses, have vacated town in early June. The colleges in my area were shut down in March, yet the students are still hanging around, partying outdoors and having fireworks festivals every night. And, surprised, we have a surge in cases of college age idiots.

One University is scheduled to open in mid August, and the other two will probably follow suit. If the numbers keep going up, I don't know how they can safely reopen for in-classroom courses.

by Anonymousreply 510Last Wednesday at 3:35 AM

Most college students in my area, with the exception on those taking summer courses, have vacated town in early June. The colleges in my area were shut down in March, yet the students are still hanging around, partying outdoors and having fireworks festivals every night. And, surprised, we have a surge in cases of college age idiots.

One University is scheduled to open in mid August, and the other two will probably follow suit. If the numbers keep going up, I don't know how they can safely reopen for in-classroom courses.

by Anonymousreply 511Last Wednesday at 3:35 AM

KTAR News 92.3:

Arizona has activated a guidance plan for hospitals facing difficult decisions about how to ration dwindling resources as the number of COVID-19 patients climbs.

by Anonymousreply 512Last Wednesday at 3:43 AM

R512 Oh that's nice. They'll issue guidance for that, but none to have prevented the situation in the first place. Cunts.

by Anonymousreply 513Last Wednesday at 4:10 AM

Does it include checking social media posts to see who was discouraging mask use because this is just a "Democratic hoax?"

by Anonymousreply 514Last Wednesday at 4:14 AM

⏳ CORONA TIME ~ JULY 1 ~ 8:15 AM EST

🃏 INTERNATIONAL JOKE DAY

🇨🇦 CANADA DAY

🌎 GLOBAL

CASES: 10,614,957

DEATHS: 514,629

CRITICAL: 57,875

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES

CASES: 2,727,996

DEATHS: 130,123

CRITICAL: 15,935

📊 WORLDOMETER.COM

😷 CORONA ........ IT'S NO JOKE !

by Anonymousreply 515Last Wednesday at 4:16 AM

Oh wow, the fools of Pittsburgh have made the national news! It's CNN, so can't link.

[quote] (CNN)Covid-19 cases have spiked in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the aftermath of the county's decision to reopen bars and restaurants, officials said. Amie Downs, the county's executive communications director, told CNN Tuesday the numbers have increased dramatically since mid-June, when bars and restaurants were permitted to reopen. The county has since closed them again to on-site consumption, but cases continue to climb. According to our health department director, before mid-June, cases were coming from household contacts or other identified places," Downs said. "In mid-June, it switched to people not knowing where they got it, so there was more community spread." Allegheny County data provided to CNN shows daily case rates stood in the single digits or teens in early June before surging in the second half of the month, hitting a June high of 109 new cases identified Tuesday.

[quote] Downs said the county health department was able to determine bars and restaurants were largely to blame after ruling out protests. Protesters who got sick were often isolated cases, she said. "Individuals reporting they attended a protest or other mass gathering have not matched, meaning they went to different protests or demonstrations," Downs said. "There was no commonality." Allegheny County is not officially tracking exact numbers by venue, but in doing contact tracing, the county has learned people attending the same bars and restaurants have contracted the virus in "dozens and dozens," she said. The county had previously entered its green phase of reopening, and Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine said at a press conference Monday that the county would not return to the yellow phase despite the recent spike in cases. The county banned all on-premise alcohol sales at bars and restaurants as part of a more "surgical" approach, Levine said. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that he was not considering extending the alcohol ban statewide, however.

Ballless dumbasses.

by Anonymousreply 516Last Wednesday at 4:22 AM

If Trump actually ever lowers himself, and agrees to wear a mask, he claim that his children begged him to wear one.

💞[italic] Oh, Daddy, please Daddy, wear a mask. Do it for us Daddy, we love you so much, Daddy, and we couldn't live or lives without our Daddy Dearest !

Barron has refused to participate.

by Anonymousreply 517Last Wednesday at 4:23 AM

I don't care what excuse Trump uses if it gets him to tell his deplorables to wear masks. It would be the first worthwhile thing he's done in four years.

by Anonymousreply 518Last Wednesday at 4:27 AM

"We are probably diagnosing 1 in 10 infections nationally," Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC this morning. "The 40-50,000 infections we are diagnosing each day right now really represents 400-500,000 infections...not all those people are symptomatic but probably 200-300,000 of them are symptomatic."

by Anonymousreply 519Last Wednesday at 4:37 AM

Poor Donald Dump is already wearing soiled diapers no wonder the poor thing is reluctant to wear a mask. It must feel like a face diaper to him.

by Anonymousreply 520Last Wednesday at 4:39 AM

This has gone totally out of control and the sluggish pace of this thread as we head into July 4 (on a Saturday!) only emphasizes how much people have checked out. Daddy needs to lock down (talking to you, Cuomo and Newsom) and set the new precedent before it explodes 3 weeks from now.

by Anonymousreply 521Last Wednesday at 4:48 AM

NYT:

The number of new cases in the United States has shot up by 80 percent in the past two weeks

More than 48,000 coronavirus cases were announced across the United States on Tuesday, the most of any day of the pandemic. Officials in eight states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas — also announced single-day highs.

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell says economy is "extraordinarily uncertain."

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by Anonymousreply 522Last Wednesday at 5:00 AM

Trump alienating America even further from the rest of the world:

The US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of remdesivir, one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.

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by Anonymousreply 523Last Wednesday at 5:03 AM

Superspreading Events Drive Most COVID-19 Spread: As few as 10 percent of infected people may drive a whopping 80 percent of cases.

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by Anonymousreply 524Last Wednesday at 5:06 AM

CNN: Most of the US has the pandemic in their backyard, with only two states -- New Jersey and Rhode Island -- showing a downward trend in cases from last week. The surge comes as restriction-fatigued Americans increasingly gather in large groups for summer recreation.

by Anonymousreply 525Last Wednesday at 6:00 AM

It's good that the US bought up all the remdesivir for next 3 months, if that's the drug that works.

If they didn't, can you image the outcry?! Why didn't you? so many sick here! etc...

by Anonymousreply 526Last Wednesday at 6:13 AM

California smashes its daily coronavirus record with over 8,000 confirmed cases

California recorded its highest daily coronavirus count for the third time in just over a week on Monday with 8,000 infections while also surpassing 6,000 deaths, officials said.

The uptick comes as the virus continues to make a resurgence after months of unprecedented orders to combat its spread. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that hospitalizations have increased 43 percent over a two-week period, as well as a 37 percent increase of patients admitted to intensive care units during the same time period.

The COVID-19 positivity rate increased to nearly 6 percent, he said.

Other states and communities are also grappling with an increase in infections, prompting some to reimpose safety protocols.

Los Angeles County — the epicenter of the virus in the state — ordered all beaches closed for the July 4th weekend after an “alarming” spike in new COVID-19 cases. Texas officials ordered bars closed for a second time and Arizona has temporarily closed: bars, gyms, water parks, movie theaters and nightclubs.

Calfornia is monitoring 19 counties amid a spike in cases and hospitalizations in those locations. An additional four could be included Wednesday, Newsom said. Statewide, nearly 223,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a dire warning Monday, Los Angeles County health officials reported that 1 in 140 people are infected. The previous data suggested 1 in 400 people.

“We are seeing an increase in transmission. We’re seeing more people get sick and go into the hospital,” said Dr. Christina Ghaly, the county’s director of health services. “This is very much a change in the trajectory of the epidemic over the past several days. It’s a change for the worse and a cause for concern.”

On Tuesday, Newsom announced that new restrictions are being pondered as case numbers increase ahead of the holiday weekend. He didn’t get into specifics.

He also voiced concerns about large gatherings, particularly family gatherings.

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by Anonymousreply 527Last Wednesday at 6:15 AM

Alabama students partied despite knowing they had coronavirus, officials say

University of Alabama students recently partied around campus — despite knowing they were infected with the coronavirus, a local report said Tuesday.

Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith said he discovered that “students or kids” with “known positives” had been attending parties in the county and city over the last few weeks.

Local outlet WBMA reported that some of the partiers were students at the University of Alabama.

The fire chief made the revelation during an agenda briefing for a Tuscaloosa City Council meeting, where lawmakers later passed an ordinance mandating that people wear masks in public places.

Smith said he believed the information to be a rumor at first — but that doctors’ offices and even the state confirmed it.

There have been 1,986 reported COVID-19 cases in the county and 38 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Statewide, there have been at least 37,536 recorded infections and 926 fatalities — but the average number of daily recorded cases has recently been surging.

More than 850 new cases were reported Tuesday, and 44 people were hospitalized. More than 20 people died, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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by Anonymousreply 528Last Wednesday at 6:18 AM

Stonewall Inn gets $550K ‘lifeline’ to help survive coronavirus crisis

The Stonewall Inn — facing an uncertain future after shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic — has raised more than $300,000 through a GoFundMe campaign and will additionally receive a $250,000 donation from the Gill Foundation.

“We’re so happy and thankful — it’s a wonderful thing,” co-owner Stacy Lentz tells The Post. “It’s providing a lifeline, quite frankly, that we desperately need.”

However, the Greenwich Village institution — designated the country’s first historic LGBTQ landmark in 2016 — isn’t out of the woods just yet.

The site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots already was four months behind on rent — which runs more than $40,000 a month — even as NYC Pride festivities came to a close this past weekend. Being shut down for months at a time means no revenue coming in and expenses like insurance, utilities, inventory and more piling up.

“The Gill money and the community support — these things will help us get through,” says Lentz, who says the $250,000 donation is specifically earmarked for rent. “A lot of people likely think, ‘Well, that’s a lot!’ But to be honest, there are a lot of costs involved.”

And while the bar starting selling “to-go” drinks about two weeks ago, that doesn’t bring in nearly as much money as a fully operating business. As such, Lentz says she doesn’t “see a foreseeable way out of this probably until there’s a vaccine” for COVID-19 and the bar can operate at 100% capacity again.

“We just don’t see a normal operating business until there’s a vaccine; it’s just not gonna happen,” she says.

In the meantime, Lentz says they will soldier on.

“We’re not going to let it die. We’re hopeful. We’re grateful,” she says. “It’s a living, breathing piece of history, and it just means so much to our community globally. We’re just trying to do everything we can to raise enough funds to make sure that we can get through no matter what’s thrown at us.”

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by Anonymousreply 529Last Wednesday at 6:21 AM

More than half of US restaurant closures are permanent due to coronavirus: study

Restaurants and retail shops have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With no dining rooms or shopping floors to fill, mom and pops are relying on delivery, takeout and curbside pickups to pay the bills. But new data reveals that many are on the brink of shutting down for good.

The new report from Yelp found that since the beginning of March, 23,981 restaurants that are listed on their platform shut down completely at some point during the pandemic, and 53% of those have already decided to close their doors for good.

That’s more than other sectors of the service industry. Retail stores are expected to lose 35% of its locations, and 24% of beauty salons and 26% of gyms are not planning to return.

Yelp told Today.com its data is “representative” of the whole of American restaurants.

According to the National Restaurant Association, “3% of restaurants have closed permanently,” said spokesperson Vanessa Sink. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, that comes to nearly 20,000 closures.

“The full scope of closures won’t be known until government statistics are released months from now,” Sink said. “The association projects the final number will be in the tens of thousands.”

Yet, in spite of their financial hardships, many restaurant owners are reticent to return to business as usual.

Brooklyn restaurateur Michael Schall tells The Post that the idea of reopening his dining rooms anytime soon is “crazy.” Of his three restaurants, only one — Bar Camillo — has an outdoor space that allows him to seat a limited number of customers during New York City’s Phase 2 of nonessential businesses reopening.

Schall isn’t confident diners will be ready to come and stay indoors, either, starting July 6, when Phase 3 was slated to begin. “I don’t know if people will want to come back and eat inside a restaurant,” he says.

A recent Bloomberg report received statements from more than a half-dozen other NYC chefs — all of whom openly expressed their anxieties over reopening.

Emil Stefanov, general manager of the West Village’s Boucherie, said, “If they tell us they’re postponing the resumption of indoor dining, I won’t think how bad it is for my business. I’ll think about how bad the situation is getting [in terms of public health].”

But many Yelp users beg to differ, according to their Local Economic Impact Report, which also gauged customers’ current search interests on the platform. It reported a spike in user activity between May 1 to June 15 — during a period when several states, including New York, were slowly lifting stay-at-home restrictions.

Even if some are willing to risk it, Schall is prioritizing the health of his staff over profit.

“I’m still on the fence on whether I want people in there … Now our safe inside space just for our staff would no longer be a safe inside space,” he says.

That said, he’s just as worried about the health of his business.

“I’m really concerned about what will happen in the winter,” says Schall, who suggested he won’t be comfortable seating customers indoors until a vaccine or a breakthrough medicinal “cocktail” has been developed. In order for his restaurants and tens of thousands of others to survive the duration of 2020, he suspects more government stimulus may be called for.

“We’re gonna need more than what we’ve got now,” he says.

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by Anonymousreply 530Last Wednesday at 6:24 AM

CNN-More than 40% of coronavirus cases in small Italian village were asymptomatic, study finds

More than 40% of people infected with coronavirus in a small village in northern Italy had no symptoms during a coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, an international team of researchers reported Tuesday.

Yet the people without symptoms had virtually the same viral load – that’s the amount of virus in their systems – as people who did have symptoms, the researchers wrote in a pre-print, non-peer reviewed report published in the journal Nature.

The team tested most of the residents of Vo after an outbreak forced a two-week lockdown of the village in February.

They found 42.5% of people with confirmed Covid-19 infections were asymptomatic, meaning they “did not have symptoms at the time of the swab testing and did not develop symptoms afterward,” researchers Enrico Lavezzo and Elisa Franchin of the University of Padova in Italy and colleagues across Europe wrote. “On the first survey, which was conducted around the time the town lockdown started, we found a prevalence of infection of 2.6%, they wrote. “On the second survey, which was conducted at the end of the lockdown, we found a prevalence of 1.2%.”

This is the first definitive assessment of the rate of asymptomatic infection in Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, Lavezzo and Franchin’s team said.

“This figure is of enormous value as it informs estimates and decisions regarding the further dealing with the epidemic in many countries,” they wrote.

“This study sheds new light on the frequency of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, their infectivity (as measured by the viral load) and provides new insights into its transmission dynamics and the efficacy of the implemented control measures,” they added.

by Anonymousreply 531Last Wednesday at 6:26 AM

Remember the article from last week where someone in Florida said they had evidence of the intention to undercount COVID cases for July 4th weekend?

Well, remarkably, Florida's COVID cases have reduced 30-40% the past few days. Texas and Arizona's numbers have either maintained or increased.

They were at 8500+ cases for 3 days and then magically went down to 5500-6000 the past 2 days.

That kind of decline does not make sense.

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by Anonymousreply 532Last Wednesday at 6:27 AM

CNN-Brazil nearly doubles number of Covid-19 daily death count from previous day

Brazil's health ministry reported 1,280 new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, nearly doubling the previous day's count.

The country's death toll stands at 59,594 as Rio de Janeiro state alone surpassed 10,000 total deaths from the virus Tuesday, according to Rio's state health secretary. The national health ministry also recorded another 33,846 new cases Tuesday, bringing the country's total to at least 1,402,041.

by Anonymousreply 533Last Wednesday at 6:27 AM

CNN-Toronto to require face masks in indoor public places

Toronto City Council voted unanimously in favor of requiring face masks in all indoor public places starting July 7 to help stop the spread of Covid-19, according to a statement from the city.

Businesses must adopt a policy to ensure masks or face coverings are worn in indoor public spaces under their control.

It will apply to all indoor spaces that are openly accessible to the public, including retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, gyms, swimming pools, churches, and common areas in hotels, motels and short-term rentals, among others.

by Anonymousreply 534Last Wednesday at 6:28 AM

[quote]University of Alabama students recently partied around campus — despite knowing they were infected with the coronavirus, a local report said Tuesday.

They need to be jailed to send a message to other covidiots.

by Anonymousreply 535Last Wednesday at 6:29 AM

Enough of the fear-mongering that having the virus doesn’t provide immunity.

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by Anonymousreply 536Last Wednesday at 6:29 AM

So now this thread is just a troll posting endless articles about how this is worse than ever imagined and everyone else is getting waxed for pool party pnp weekend?

by Anonymousreply 537Last Wednesday at 6:29 AM

CNN-Colorado governor orders bars and nightclubs to close

Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food must close during the month of July, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced at a briefing Tuesday.

Keeping them open is “too big a risk,” he said. They will be closed for in-person service only, and will be allowed to sell alcohol as a take-out option.

The move comes amid an uptick of Covid-19 cases in many states across the nation, including Colorado.

Bars that now serve food and function as restaurants can stay open provided there is social distancing and people remain six feet apart. Customers must also be seated with their own party.

by Anonymousreply 538Last Wednesday at 6:29 AM

CNN-Traveler from the US infects 71 people in China with Covid-19, research finds

A woman returning home to China from the US carried coronavirus back with her and sparked an outbreak that ended up infecting at least 71 people, researchers reported Tuesday.

It started with an elevator ride, the researchers report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The woman returned to Heilongjiang Province from a trip to the US on March 19, about a week after the last coronavirus case was diagnosed in the province. She had no symptoms and tested negative for coronavirus, but was asked to quarantine at home.

No one suspected anything was wrong until a man with no obvious connection to the traveler suffered a stroke. It turns out he had been at a party with relatives of a neighbor living in the same building as the traveler.

When the researchers in China finally put the story together, they determined that the traveler must have somehow contaminated the elevator in her building. Her downstairs neighbor, who used the same elevator, also got infected, and she in turn infected her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. They went to a party and infected the stroke patient and his sons.

The stroke patient and two of his sons went to two hospitals. At least 28 people were infected at the first hospital and 20 more were infected when he was moved to a second facility.

When the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the genetic makeup of the virus found in this new outbreak, they found it was different from strains previously seen in China. The viruses in the patients were genetically identical or at least very similar, which led them to believe the virus originated overseas.

When investigators learned that a neighbor of one of the cases had recently returned from abroad, they tested her again. She was not currently infected but had antibodies to the virus, indicating a previous infection. They designated her A0, meaning she was the first case. “Therefore, we believe A0 was an asymptomatic carrier and that B1.1 (her neighbor) was infected by contact with surfaces in the elevator in the building where they both lived,” they wrote. Other residents in the building all tested negative.

“As of April 22, 2020, A0 remained asymptomatic, and a total of 71 SARS-CoV-2–positive cases had been identified in the cluster,” the researchers wrote.

“Our results illustrate how a single asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection could result in widespread community transmission.”

by Anonymousreply 539Last Wednesday at 6:32 AM

R536 Given the Swedish response to the virus I hold about as much value as they have to say about COVID-19 as I do the Chinese. And that value is none.

by Anonymousreply 540Last Wednesday at 6:32 AM

Unfortunately, most people, even DLers, are now probably covid-fatigued and becoming indifferent.

by Anonymousreply 541Last Wednesday at 6:35 AM

Yes, given that Memorial Day was the spark that ignited the current covid forest fire in many states, I'm very anxious about what July Fourth will bring.

by Anonymousreply 542Last Wednesday at 6:37 AM

Guardian-Global tourism revenues are expected to fall by up to $3.3tn due to Covid-19 restrictions, with the US standing to lose the most, according to a UN study published on Wednesday. The Covid-19 and Tourism report released by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is based on three scenarios for the industry, with lockdown measures lasting four months, eight months and 12 months. In those scenarios, revenues would fall $1.17tn, $2.22tn and $3.3tn respectively or between 1.5-4.2% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP).

by Anonymousreply 543Last Wednesday at 6:38 AM

cnn-More than 20 police officers injured after clashes at illegal street party in London

London (CNN)At least 22 police officers were injured and emergency vehicles were damaged in London overnight, after a street party -- illegal under Covid-19 rules -- descended into violence.

Officers arrived to break up the event in Brixton, south London on Wednesday evening, but clashes broke out and led to chaotic scenes that have been condemned by the mayor of London and the UK's Home Secretary.

Footage appears show police cars being attacked and officers being chased away by revelers, with some throwing bottles towards the authorities. Unverified videos posted to Snapchat in the area appear to show police vehicles retreating from the crowds in the early hours of Thursday.

"Officers attended to encourage the crowd to leave the location but they did not engage with police. The event continued and more officers attended the scene and the group became hostile towards officers," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

None of the officers were seriously injured but two required hospital treatment, the force added. Four arrests were made for assault and public order offences.

Illegal raves and street parties have been gaining popularity in Britain in recent weeks, even as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into lockdown. Police have urged people not to attend, but in some cases the large crowd sizes and impromptu nature of the events have left them unable to break up the gatherings.

"I'm in touch with the Met about the completely unacceptable events in Brixton overnight. Violence against the police will not be tolerated," London's mayor Sadiq Khan said on Twitter. "Large gatherings during COVID19 are deeply irresponsible and risk others' lives."

"These are utterly vile scenes," the UK's Home Secretary Priti Patel added. "Just last weekend, the whole country came together to praise our heroic police officers for putting their own lives on the line to keep us safe."

The London Ambulance Service said it received "multiple calls" to the area overnight, sending six ambulance crews to the scene and an advanced trauma team.

by Anonymousreply 544Last Wednesday at 6:47 AM

De Blasio delays NYC indoor dining following coronavirus surge

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday slammed the brakes on resuming indoor dining in the city — following a troubling surge in coronavirus cases across the nation.

“The bad news is regarding a situation we’ve seen now all over the country,” the mayor said at his daily press briefing. “We cannot go ahead at this point in time with indoor dining in New York City.

“Even a week ago honestly I was hopeful that we could. But the news we’ve gotten around the country gets worse and worse all the time.”

He pointed to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in states like Florida and Texas, which began reopening ahead of New York City.

De Blasio said the city would “double down” on plans to expand outdoor dining.

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by Anonymousreply 545Last Wednesday at 6:52 AM

Good, R539. Sweet revenge.

by Anonymousreply 546Last Wednesday at 8:22 AM

🤑 Do you actually believe that the Trump$ will $hare their $tockpiled Remde$ivir with the citizen$ of the United $tate$ at whole$ale co$t?

by Anonymousreply 547Last Wednesday at 8:23 AM

Oregon is back to requiring masks when indoors publicly. This is because of towns like the one I live in, where my partner and I were the only men, practically the only people, wearing masks any more.

by Anonymousreply 548Last Wednesday at 8:55 AM

I hope people will be smart about July 4th. Wear masks, wash hands etc.

by Anonymousreply 549Last Wednesday at 8:56 AM

R549 No disrespect but seriously?

by Anonymousreply 550Last Wednesday at 9:08 AM

Arizona sets another new record for daily cases on Wednesday: 4,878.

Since June 2, the positivity percentage for those getting tested has spiked from 5.7% to 10.2%.

Gov. Doug Ducey tweets a reminder to his citizens that "you are safer at home."

by Anonymousreply 551Last Wednesday at 9:13 AM

Friend of mine in Atlanta told me that her 18 year daughter went to work and found out that a co-worker was positive and didn't tell anyone (she called out sick on Saturday, but her social media said she was at a party). How they found out: another friend knew, told her mother, then that mother called the place of work to inform them of the situation. So now the daughter has to be quarantined, and the whole family has to wear masks inside the house for 2 weeks.

by Anonymousreply 552Last Wednesday at 9:16 AM

Note to self: avoid all travel to the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia....pretty much anywhere in the world for the next few years. If Corona doesn't get me, the cancellation policies from my travel agencies surely will. Still fighting for refunds for several cancelled trips due to a "force majeure". I am screwed either way

by Anonymousreply 553Last Wednesday at 9:17 AM

Miami Herald: Two teenagers died from COVID-19-related complications in Florida last month and more than 7,000 other children under 18 have tested positive for the disease since the pandemic began in March. More than 150 children were hospitalized at some point in their illness.

by Anonymousreply 554Last Wednesday at 9:25 AM

[quote]The mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Wednesday said that she wishes she her city had mandated face masks weeks before COVID-19 cases surged in the state.

If only there had been sort of warning!

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by Anonymousreply 555Last Wednesday at 9:46 AM

Serves ‘em right.

by Anonymousreply 556Last Wednesday at 9:54 AM

I'm not sure of her party affiliation, but I'm sure if masks were mandated a month ago, there'd be screaming about "ma freedumz" coming from Republicans

by Anonymousreply 557Last Wednesday at 10:10 AM

Researchers at Yale University compared the number of excess U.S. deaths with the reported number of U.S. Covid-19 deaths from March 1 through May 30. They say the Covid-19 death toll could be undercounted by as much as 28%.

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by Anonymousreply 558Last Wednesday at 10:37 AM

R558. Thanks! Very informative post. Can't wait to see the analysis for June once it's available. Indeed, excess death analysis is the key to the truth as everybody is lying now For sure, actual deaths are probably well over a million worldwide.

by Anonymousreply 559Last Wednesday at 10:55 AM

Well, my university finally sent out some guidance yesterday. Though they (for the moment anyway) still intend to bring students back to campus, they recommend that non-essential staff work from home "for the duration of the pandemic."

CHAMPAGNE ALL AROUND, BITCHES! I'll be WFH until retirement age at this point, if the 'rona doesn't get me.

(Though I'd like to think that this stems from concern for employee well-being, the underlying reality is that they want to seize a bunch of staff spaces to use as temp classrooms so they can spread the students apart. By all means, take my cubicle.)

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by Anonymousreply 560Last Wednesday at 11:11 AM

And it's worth noting that California is one of the states with a significant delta between Covid-19 deaths and excess deaths. It's not as if Newsom is going out of his way to minimize this. For sure, the delta in US excess deaths is also linked to insufficient testing and federal government support under Chump in addition to the mysterious nature of this virus which seems to have no affect on some and deadly affects on others. A heart attack is a heart attack by name in any other year

by Anonymousreply 561Last Wednesday at 11:15 AM

[quote]It's good that the US bought up all the remdesivir for next 3 months, if that's the drug that works.

Remember that when another country develops the first successful vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 562Last Wednesday at 11:27 AM

It appears CA is basically closing again.

by Anonymousreply 563Last Wednesday at 11:34 AM

Did Gov of CA announce new measures? He was supposed to.

by Anonymousreply 564Last Wednesday at 11:37 AM

Just received my Universal Orlando refund. It took 6 weeks for them to return the deposit.

by Anonymousreply 565Last Wednesday at 11:38 AM

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by Anonymousreply 566Last Wednesday at 11:38 AM

So Jared, Are we rockin' again?

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by Anonymousreply 567Last Wednesday at 11:40 AM

[quote]Did Gov of CA announce new measures? He was supposed to.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered tougher restrictions for much of the state, requiring 19 counties experiencing increased spread of coronavirus to halt visits to indoor restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos, museums and cardrooms.

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by Anonymousreply 568Last Wednesday at 11:40 AM

🍷 They're closing the Wine Caves ?

by Anonymousreply 569Last Wednesday at 11:46 AM

I cannot see how Disney World will reopen and Universal will remain open.

I mean, even if DeSantis won't do it, they can't justify it.

by Anonymousreply 570Last Wednesday at 11:53 AM

Agreed that Gavin Newsome isn't hiding anything - unlike Florida and Texas.

However, the June numbers should be very telling as all testing and diagnostics are functional. I have a feeling we'll have proof of TX and FL under-reporting their COVID deaths. Dems HAVE to use this for their campaigns this year.

by Anonymousreply 571Last Wednesday at 11:56 AM

Well damn, I thought this thing was supposed to ease up over the summer before a second wave in the fall. Guess that’s not happening.

by Anonymousreply 572Last Wednesday at 12:07 PM

NBC News' Mike Hixenbaugh:

One of Houston's public hospitals ran out of beds for COVID-19 patients — and a key drug needed to treat them. A dozen patients needing ICU care were boarded in the ER for hours Sunday, awaiting transfers.

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by Anonymousreply 573Last Wednesday at 12:13 PM

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer orders closure of indoor bars in most of the state.

by Anonymousreply 574Last Wednesday at 12:19 PM

Autopsies on Covid-19 victims may influence new treatment protocols.

One part of the article dealing with the brain and the question of whether even Covid-19 survivors will be brain-impaired in some way:

[quote] When the brain does not get enough oxygen, individual neurons die, and that death is permanent. To a certain extent, people’s brains can compensate, but at some point, the damage is so extensive that different functions start to degrade.

[quote] On a practical level, (Dr.) Solomon said, if the virus is not getting into the brain in large amounts, that helps with drug development because treatment becomes trickier when it is pervasive, for instance, in some patients with West Nile or HIV.

[quote] Another takeaway is that the findings underscore the importance of getting people on supplementary oxygen quickly to prevent irreversible damage.

[quote] Solomon, whose work was published as a June 12 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine, said the findings suggest the damage had been happening over a longer period of time, which makes him wonder about the virus’s effect on people who are less ill. “The big lingering question is what happens to people who survive covid,” he said. “Is there a lingering effect on the brain?”

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by Anonymousreply 575Last Wednesday at 12:23 PM

Will the gyms in California be closed too? I don't see them on the list.

by Anonymousreply 576Last Wednesday at 12:24 PM

R565. Really happy for you. I always enjoy your posts. Still waiting for my United refund from April which might not occur until February 2021 according to them. In the meantime, they collect government bailouts and support??? And the interest on my hard earned money! I have also received a bunch of emails this week from a major Latin American airline handling my December flights which has filed for bankruptcy. Not sure exactly how the travel/leisure industry will survive this crisis . The permanent closure of small businesses is only the tip of the iceberg. There is no normal there

by Anonymousreply 577Last Wednesday at 12:25 PM

Many people here said this would happen, back in May, and we were shaking our heads at the stupid/irresponsible rush to reopen too soon. I am glad I live in NJ with a governor (and mayor Fulop) who are smart enough to follow NY/Cuomo than Trump! We got rid of Christie just in time!

by Anonymousreply 578Last Wednesday at 12:26 PM

R577: Thank you! I am glad you are getting a refund from United. They gave me vouchers to use in the next two years. It is better than nothing, but a refund would've been awesome. Good luck to you!

by Anonymousreply 579Last Wednesday at 12:31 PM

I have to confess, I have tentatively booked a very long cruise to Anartica next March. It is the trip of a lifetime and it happens during my birthday. It is a relatively big boat with few passengers and the deposit is low and is guaranteed. Meaning that I can cancel up to 30 days before departure. The total price is also 50% less than normal due to the circumstances. Nevertheless, I feel really guilty as it is a cruise, especially in these times. Fortunately there are very few buffets (mostly table service), and I am willing to do whatever it takes to stay safe on board assuming the cruise actually takes place. I remember taking a similar chance just after 911. I was living in San Francisco at the time. Like now, the travel industry was struggling. I found a roundtrip deal to Paris for 7 nights for $250 including hote! Crazy price! It was my first trip to Europe. I also met my husband during this vacation. Fast forward to today and we are still living happily together. Sometimes you have to roll the dice.

by Anonymousreply 580Last Wednesday at 12:55 PM

[quote]Will the gyms in California be closed too? I don't see them on the list.

Fox News' Elex Michaelson:

[quote]In a phone interview, I asked @GavinNewsomabout gyms, hair salons, nail salons, houses of worship...can they stay open?

[quote]He says they CAN...for now...with new modifications.

I can't imagine what "modifications" would make these places safe.

by Anonymousreply 581Last Wednesday at 12:58 PM

Donald Trump has repeated a claim that the coronavirus is going to “just disappear”, a day after the United States announced a record number of new cases.

“I think we’re gonna be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that’s going to, sort of, just disappear — I hope,” Mr Trump told Fox Business on Wednesday.

by Anonymousreply 582Last Wednesday at 1:04 PM

R582: He lives in an alternate reality. Mental illness on full display, for the world to see!

by Anonymousreply 583Last Wednesday at 1:09 PM

As for travel cancellation, IIRC, after 9-11, all the major US airlines went bankrupt, but they honored their outstanding frequent flyer points. I think we’ll see such bankruptcies again, but I’m not hopeful that they will honor FF miles or return deposits. I think we are due for a depression that affects the entire economy, unlike the crash of 2008.

by Anonymousreply 584Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM

R582, why on earth does that moron keep saying that? Not you, but Trump , I mean.

by Anonymousreply 585Last Wednesday at 1:17 PM

Corona is just going to disappear?

Any chance that Trump might just disappear?

by Anonymousreply 586Last Wednesday at 1:23 PM

Has Jared Kushner ever been right about anything?? I mean this guy is a fucking moron...only the best.

by Anonymousreply 587Last Wednesday at 1:28 PM

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf states EVERYONE in PA should now be wearing a mask.

by Anonymousreply 588Last Wednesday at 1:35 PM

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf states EVERYONE in PA should now be wearing a mask.

by Anonymousreply 589Last Wednesday at 1:35 PM

R585. Because he is one of the most evil Presidents in history. He is not "dumb", as truly dumb people do not usually become billionaires regardless of any help they may have received along the way. He is surrounded by people who tell him otherwise but he purposefully tells lies and half truths for his own benefit, even if it means hundreds of thousands or millions of deaths. He doesn't give a damn as long as he comes out on top. THIS is the definition of evil and I sincerely hope that some of his supporters will start to see him for who he really is.

by Anonymousreply 590Last Wednesday at 1:38 PM

R585. Because he is one of the most evil Presidents in history. He is not "dumb", as truly dumb people do not usually become billionaires regardless of any help they may have received along the way. He is surrounded by people who tell him otherwise but he purposefully tells lies and half truths for his own benefit, even if it means hundreds of thousands or millions of deaths. He doesn't give a damn as long as he comes out on top. THIS is the definition of evil and I sincerely hope that some of his supporters will start to see him for who he really is.

by Anonymousreply 591Last Wednesday at 1:38 PM

"Art of the Deal" my ass. Trump is ruthlessly evil. He'd whore out his own wife for thirty doses of Remdesivir.

by Anonymousreply 592Last Wednesday at 2:03 PM

CNN-New Jersey reports 423 new cases of coronavirus and 45 additional deaths

New Jersey has reported an additional 423 positive Covid-19 test results for a cumulative total of 171,928, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.

There were 45 new confirmed deaths, bringing the statewide total to 13,224 and total probable deaths 1,854. The daily spot positivity rate is 2.29% for tests recorded on June 27.

Casinos, outdoor amusement parks, water parks along with certain indoor recreation such as bowling alleys, batting cages, shooting ranges and arcades are still on track to reopen tomorrow, the governor said. Gyms will open tomorrow for individualized training only.

One thing to note: These figures were released by the New Jersey governor’s office and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.

by Anonymousreply 593Last Wednesday at 2:06 PM

[quote]"Art of the Deal" my ass.

You seem to think highly of your ass r592.

by Anonymousreply 594Last Wednesday at 2:07 PM

CNN-Florida's governor has no plans to close state beaches or parks despite rising cases From CNN's Jessica King

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he was less worried about July 4 outdoor gatherings this coming weekend because “the science is pretty clear” that they are safer.

There are no plans at the state level to close beaches or parks.

“Doing things outdoors in Florida is less risky than doing things when you’re packed indoors,” he said in a news conference Wednesday, in response to a question about Fourth of July weekend. He added that “it needs to be controlled” but that certain localities are doing that, and that his bigger concern was people crowding indoors.

by Anonymousreply 595Last Wednesday at 2:08 PM

cnn-Austin City Limits Music Festival canceled this year

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is canceled for this year, according to a statement on the festival website.

"The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority," the statement read. It will return to Austin in 2021 for the 20th anniversary of the festival.

"Few events are rooted in – & embody - the soul of this city like ACL Fest & their hard decision for the greater good is applauded," Austin Mayor Steve Fisher tweeted. "While the show won’t go on this year, there are many ways to support local musicians while we all look forward to the 20th Anniversary next year."

The statement says that tickets purchased for this year's festival, which was scheduled to take place over two weekends in October, will be honored next year. Refunds are being offered to the fans who are unable to attend the 2021 dates.

The 2018 festival brought in $264.6 million, according to an economic impact report commissioned by the festival. The 2019 data has not been released as of July 1.

ACL Fest attracted 450,000 festival goers in 2018, according to C3 Presents, which puts on the annual festival.

by Anonymousreply 596Last Wednesday at 2:09 PM

Texas bar owner plans to hold mask-free July 4 event From CNN's Jason Kurtz

Gabrielle Ellison plans to keep her Texas bar open amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision that directly defies Gov. Greg Abbott's order.

"If I don't, I'm going to lose my bar. If I don't, my employees are not going to be able to eat. And I believe we have rights that are being trampled on right now," Ellison told CNN's Brooke Baldwin during a live CNN interview.

A group of bar owners across the state have joined forces to sue Abbott over the shutdown order.

“He’s picking and choosing winners and losers, so bar owners, they are being sentenced to bankruptcy. But if you're a hair salon, if you're a cosmetologist, if you're a tattoo studio, if you're a barber, you're not just going to survive right now, you're going to thrive," said Jared Woodfill, the attorney representing the Texas bar owners.

Ellison maintained that her decision is motivated by a desire to support her employees.

"I care about them. This is not going to go away. We have got to learn how to live with this. And what I do care about is that children eat," she said.

With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, Ellison is planning a special event, and pledges not to enforce any type of mask mandate.

“I am not going to make people do anything. I am not going to take their rights away," she said.

Noting that people who are sick have the option to stay home, Ellison stood firm on her decision to remain open, a choice she sees as an American right.

"It is not the government's right to take that choice away from us," she said. "Why are we sitting down and letting this happen? What is wrong? ...why are you giving your rights up?”

by Anonymousreply 597Last Wednesday at 2:14 PM

Texas bar owner plans to hold mask-free July 4 event From CNN's Jason Kurtz

Gabrielle Ellison plans to keep her Texas bar open amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision that directly defies Gov. Greg Abbott's order.

"If I don't, I'm going to lose my bar. If I don't, my employees are not going to be able to eat. And I believe we have rights that are being trampled on right now," Ellison told CNN's Brooke Baldwin during a live CNN interview.

A group of bar owners across the state have joined forces to sue Abbott over the shutdown order.

“He’s picking and choosing winners and losers, so bar owners, they are being sentenced to bankruptcy. But if you're a hair salon, if you're a cosmetologist, if you're a tattoo studio, if you're a barber, you're not just going to survive right now, you're going to thrive," said Jared Woodfill, the attorney representing the Texas bar owners.

Ellison maintained that her decision is motivated by a desire to support her employees.

"I care about them. This is not going to go away. We have got to learn how to live with this. And what I do care about is that children eat," she said.

With the Fourth of July holiday just days away, Ellison is planning a special event, and pledges not to enforce any type of mask mandate.

“I am not going to make people do anything. I am not going to take their rights away," she said.

Noting that people who are sick have the option to stay home, Ellison stood firm on her decision to remain open, a choice she sees as an American right.

"It is not the government's right to take that choice away from us," she said. "Why are we sitting down and letting this happen? What is wrong? ...why are you giving your rights up?”

by Anonymousreply 598Last Wednesday at 2:14 PM

Everything should 🐝 Cancelled this summer.

by Anonymousreply 599Last Wednesday at 2:15 PM

Everything should 🐝 Cancelled this summer.

by Anonymousreply 600Last Wednesday at 2:15 PM
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