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How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« on: March 06, 2020, 06:20:42 pm »
Elections have consequences. 

When poor, rich & greedy uninformed voters choose stupidity over experience in American politics... this is the result.
A topic of DEFCON level proportions!
I call it, How Many Caught A Case of Covid-19?

Can't have pandemonium without a pandemic, eh?  O.K.?   Here goes...

Friday, 6th March 2o2o
Death toll from Covid-19 rises to 14 in the United States

New York, Washington and Maryland declare state of emergencies as death toll in the United States rises to 14.

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 07:22:30 am »
Saturday, 7th March 2o2o

It's more than co-incidence that history has a strange way with repeating itself.
Saw a few posts on Twitter that reveal a few facts from the past indirectly connected to what is happening today.

"As some of you have heard me say before, the flu devastated my family. My grandfather lost his 27 yr old wife on October 13, 1918 and his 22 yr old brother two days later." ~ Jennifer Mendelsohn

Think that's something?  Check out these two entries; one on drumphf's grandfather plucked from The Department of Health of The City Of New York and the other WikiPedia around that same time.

"On May 29th, 1918 while walking with his son Fred, trump suddenly felt extremely sick and was rushed to bed.

The next day, he was dead.

What was first diagnosed as pneumonia turned out to be one of the early cases of the Spanish flu, which caused millions of deaths around the world.

He was 49 years old."

Make of this piece of useful information what you will!
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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 07:53:23 am »
Saturday, 7th March 2o2o
70 people trapped in collapsed Chinese quarantine hotel

by Samuel Shen, Brenda Goh, Pei Li, Kevin Liffrey & David Clarke

(SHANGHAI, China) - About 70 people were trapped on Saturday after a hotel being used for Covid-19 virus quarantine collapsed in the Chinese city of Quanzhou in Fujian Province, the city's authority said on its website.

Video posted online showed orange-clad rescue workers clambering over mounds of rubble.

It was not clear how tall the building had been before it collapsed, but there appeared to be commercial properties at street level.

The building collapsed at about 7:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) and 34 people were rescued in the following two hours, the Quanzhou authorities said.

The official People's Daily said the hotel had opened in June 2018 with 80 rooms and was being used to quarantine people during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

The Fujian provincial government said that as of Friday, the province had 296 cases of Covid-19 virus and 10,819 people had been placed under observation after being classified as suspected close contacts.

No reason was given for the collapse of the hotel.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the committee responsible for working safety under the State Council, China's cabinet, has sent an emergency working team to the site.

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 03:50:47 pm »
Saturday, 7th March 2o2o
‘didn’t know people died from the flu.’

It killed his grandfather.
by Gillian Brockell

In Atlanta on Friday, drumphf talked about the number of people infected with the novel Covid-19 in other countries vs. the United States.

He also compared COVID-19 virus with influenza.

“Over the last long period of time, you have an average of 36,000 people dying” a year, the acting-president said, gesturing toward National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, who nodded confirmation.

drumphf continued:

“I never heard those numbers. I would’ve been shocked. I would’ve said, ‘Does anybody die from the flu? I didn’t know people died from the flu.’ … And again, you had a couple of years where it was over a 100,000 people died from the flu.”

The person pretending to be a president is correct.

Seasonal influenza has killed 12,000 to 61,000 people in the United States every year since 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There have been several years where more than 100,000 Americans were killed by particularly nasty influenza strains.

One of those episodes was the 1958 pandemic, which killed 116,000 in the United States.

Another was 1918.

That is the year drumphf’s paternal grandfather died.

He died of the flu.

In 1918, friedrich drumphf was a 49-year-old businessman, husband and father of three living in Queens, according to Gwenda Blair in her 2001 book:

“The drumphfs: Three Generations That Built an Empire.”

One day in May, he came home from a stroll feeling sick.

He died almost immediately.

He was a victim of the first wave of the Spanish flu pandemic.

A second, deadlier wave hit in the fall.

All told, the pandemic killed at least 50 million people worldwide and 675,000 in the United States, according to the CDC.

friedrich’s eldest son, frederick, was only 12 when his father died, but he and his mother would pick up the family business.

It would be another 28 years before Fred and his wife would have their fourth child, an annoying little boy they named donald.

This same grandfather’s biography has come up as a sticking point before.

friedrich came to the United States at 16 from Germany and today would be classed as an “unaccompanied alien child,” experts told The Washington Post in 2018.

drumphf has come under fire for his administration’s treatment of unaccompanied minors and other children from Central America trying to enter the country via the southern border.

In his 20s, friedrich drumphf made his way to the Pacific Northwest, where he made his fortune opening taverns, restaurants and hotels, usually in red-light districts, in Gold Rush-era mining towns.

He also attempted a return to Germany in his 30s but was deported because he had avoided the military draft as a teenager.
"Apparently, morons run in this guy's family DNA!"
The person pretending to be a president is at least partially aware of his grandfather’s biography.

As recently as February 2019, he said,

“My grandfather was up in Alaska for a long time. He was looking for gold. He was searching for gold. He didn’t find it, but he started opening up little hotels for those looking for gold. And it worked out.”

At other times, he has said erroneously that his father, not his grandfather, was born in Germany.

His father was born in New York.

At the same news conference Friday where drumphf appeared unaware of his grandfather’s cause of death, he cited another family member — a “super-genius uncle,” his grandfather’s youngest son — as having given him the family genes to understand the science of the Covid-19 outbreak.

“People are really surprised I understand this stuff,” he said.

“Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.”

Please note: an earlier version of this story said friederich died the very next day.

Actually, he died almost immediately.

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 06:31:40 am »
Wednesday, 11th March 2o2o
An estimation chart of global infections caused by Covid-19.

"The yellow line now shows Japan. Numbers are small and the doubling timescale is 8 days!!  Impressive.  I had planned to cancel a trip to Japan.  Might now go as it is the safest place of this analyses!" ~ Andreas Burkert

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 01:28:30 pm »
Wednesday, 11th March 2o2o
It's Official: World Health Organization Declares Pandemic as Number of Infected Countries Grows
by Elisabetta Povoledo, Steven Erlanger, Alissa J. Rubin, Andrew Kramer, Joanna Berendt, Marc Santora, Megan Specia, Iliana Magra, Elian Peltier, Jason Horowitz, Emma Bubola, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Jorge Arangure, Elaine Yu, Amy Qin, Alan Rappeport, Emily Cochrane, Sheri Fink, Mike Baker, Monika Pronczuk, Joanna Berendt, Benjamin Novak, Benjamin Mueller, Melissa Eddy, Roni Caryn Rabin, Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Andrew Keh.

This is a global pandemic, the W.H.O. says.

The spread of the Covid-19 across more than 100 countries now qualifies as a global pandemic, World Health Organization officials said on Wednesday, confirming what many epidemiologists have been saying for weeks.

Until now, the W.H.O. had avoided using the term to describe the epidemic leapfrogging across the world, for fear of giving the impression that it was unstoppable and countries would give up on trying to contain it.

The organization had said earlier in the outbreak that it no longer officially declared when an epidemic reaches pandemic proportions, preferring instead to declare global public health emergencies.

“Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, chief of the W.H.O., said at a news conference in Geneva.

“We cannot say this loudly enough or clearly enough or often enough,” he added.

“All countries can still change the course of this pandemic.”

But now there is evidence on six continents of sustained transmission of the virus, which has infected more than 120,000 people and killed more than 4,300, and by most scientific measures the spread qualifies as a pandemic.

The designation itself is largely symbolic, but public health officials know that the public will hear in the word elements of danger and risk.

According to the W.H.O., an epidemic is defined as a regional outbreak of an illness that spreads unexpectedly.

In 2010, it defined a pandemic as “the worldwide spread of a new disease” that affects large numbers of people.

The C.D.C. says it is “an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people.”

The W.H.O. had not declared a pandemic since 2009, when it gave that designation to a new strain of H1N1 influenza.

A top federal health official gave lawmakers a stark warning on Wednesday that Covid-19 would continue to spread in the United States, and said that fans should be barred from big gatherings like National Basketball Association games.

“The bottom line: It is going to get worse,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the House Oversight Committee.

“We would recommend that there not be large crowds,” he added.

“If that means not having any people in the audience as the N.B.A. plays, so be it.”

The committee hearing quickly devolved into a partisan fight over the puppetine empire’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak, with Democrats ripping into top health officials and Republicans defending drumphf.

The meeting began with a jarring announcement from the chairwoman, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York.

She said the hearing would end early, before noon, because the witnesses had been summoned to the White House for an emergency health meeting.

But Executive Mansion officials said their meeting was routine.

The effort to stem the economic fallout of the coronavirus took on new urgency around the world on Wednesday as ever more sweeping restrictions on the free movement of people threatened to upend daily life in more than 100 countries dealing with the public health crisis.

The puppetine empire is considering extending the tax filing deadline from all Americans beyond April 15th, while lawmakers are discussing a stimulus package.

Democratic lawmakers are drafting their own relief plan.

Stocks on Wall Street tumbled on Wednesday and the volatile trading across global markets signaled that investors remained concerned about how governments would deal with the economic consequences of Covid-19.

Britain’s government promised on Wednesday nearly $39 billion in stimulus to its economy as its new chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, outlined plans to boost public spending and bury the austerity politics of the last decade.

Among the pledges he made was about $9 billion to support the self-employed, businesses and vulnerable people and about $6.5 billion for Britain’s frayed National Health Service and other public bodies.

“We are doing everything we can to keep this country and our people healthy and financially secure,” Mr. Sunak told Parliament adding “we will get through this together.”

In Italy, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy announced that his government was developing a plan to spend about $28 billion to confront the coronavirus emergency.

Italy is the hardest hit country outside of China.

But China’s new cases have dwindled, while Italy’s are escalating.

“We will do everything necessary,” Mr. Conte said at a news conference.

The plan is expected to include broader unemployment benefits and tax relief for companies, as well as the possibility of parents taking time off work or receiving a “babysitter voucher.”

The Prime Minister of Israel announced about $2.8 billion spending to counter the economic fallout.

Israel has imposed a mandatory 14-day isolation of anyone entering the country, abruptly choking off tourism.
At Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the coronavirus was likely to infect about two-thirds of the German population.

“Given a virus for which there is no immunity and no immunization, we have to understand that many people will be infected. The consensus among experts is that 60 to 70 percent of the population will be infected,” she said.

In her first public appearance to address the epidemic, which has already infected more than 1,200 people in Germany, Ms. Merkel said that her government was following the advice of medical experts. She urged citizens to do the same.

“We are at the start of a development that we cannot yet see the end of,” Ms. Merkel told reporters.

“But we as a country will do whatever is necessary to do, working within the European bloc.”

That readiness includes flexibility on spending, to help especially the small and midsize enterprises that are losing business, she said.

“This is an exceptional situation, and we will do whatever is needed,” Ms. Merkel said.

“We won’t ask every day, ‘What does this mean for our deficit?’”

The chancellor urged Germans to accept that it was important to stay home whenever possible and take precautions to ensure that the health system would be able to withstand the high number of people who could fall seriously ill.

Major events, including all large cultural performances in Berlin, Munich and elsewhere, such as many soccer games, have either been canceled or will take place without spectators.

“How we respond matters,” Ms. Merkel said.

“We are playing for time.”
At Wall Street, USA

Stocks on Wall Street tumbled on Wednesday, as topsy-turvy trading across global markets signaled continued investor concern about how governments would deal with the Covid-19 fallout.

In Europe, major indexes in Frankfurt, London and Paris fell, giving up early gains that had come after the Bank of England said it would cut interest rates to help British businesses.

Shares in Asia also fell.

Investors are vacillating between the threat that the coronavirus poses to the global economy and the hopes that governments will unveil a series of measures to help businesses.

drumphf has signaled that he will consider ways to stimulate the economy.

Options include cutting payroll taxes and extending the American tax filing deadline past April 15th.

But so far, the Executive Mansion has yet to announce any specific measures, and most experts say a payroll tax cut is not an effective way to combat the problems facing the economy.

The S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Wednesday.

Stocks tumbled nearly 8 percent on Monday, and rose nearly 5 percent on Tuesday.

Other markets signaled persistent investor jitters.

Futures for gold, a traditional haven, edged higher.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond fell, another indicator of investor nervousness.

Oil prices fell after the Saudi Arabian state oil company said for the second time this week that it would expand production capacity.

The announcement signaled no let up in Saudi Arabia’s clash with Russia over supplies, which sent crude prices crashing this week.

Other European countries

The speed of the Covid-19 spread across Europe has left countries scrambling to come up with a coordinated containment plan.

At the end of February, European nations other than Italy had reported just a few dozen cases.

Now, Italy has more than 12,460 cases, jumping more than 2,000 in a day.

France, Germany and Spain have well over 1,000 cases each.

Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland each have at least 400 confirmed infections.

Denmark and Belgium have both reported more than 250 cases, and Sweden has more than 350.

Belgium reported its first death on Wednesday.

Even the island nation of Iceland has not escaped, with 81 infections in a population of about 364,000, one of the highest number of cases per capita worldwide.

Italy, with more than 800 deaths linked to the virus and more than 6,800 people hospitalized, has imposed strict travel limits across the entire country and banned public gatherings.

Matteo Renzi, a former prime minister, said Italy’s sacrifices would serve the entire continent.

“Today, the red zone is Italy,” he said, but if containment measures fail, “the red zone will be Europe.”

Some of the countries with the fewest cases are taking the most drastic actions.

Greece and Ukraine announced this week the closing of all schools, universities, and kindergartens.

In Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government declared a “state of emergency” on Tuesday, granting his administration special powers to address the Covid-19 outbreak, including closing universities and theaters.

Poland, which on Wednesday had 25 confirmed cases, will also shut down theaters, museums and art galleries for two weeks starting Friday.

Denmark has suspended naturalization ceremonies because a handshake is officially required for their completion.

In an unusual three-hour teleconference on Tuesday night, the European Council, which comprises the heads of government of the European Union states, decided to set up a $28 billion investment fund and to relax rules governing airlines.

But the leaders failed to overcome disagreements among bloc members about sharing medical equipment like face masks and respirators, given that health issues are the responsibility of national governments.

After the meeting, President Emmanuel Macron of France said:

“What we are living is a true world crisis.”

In late January, the first confirmed American case of Covid-19 had been reported in the Seattle area.

Had the man infected anyone else?

Was the virus already spreading?

Dr. Helen Y. Chu, an infectious disease expert in Seattle, had a way to monitor the region.

As part of a research project into the flu, she and a team of researchers had been collecting nasal swabs for months from residents experiencing symptoms.

To repurpose the samples for Covid-19 testing, they would need the support of state and federal officials.

But officials repeatedly rejected her idea, interviews and emails show, as weeks crawled by and outbreaks emerged outside of China.

By February 25th, Dr. Chu and her colleagues could not wait any longer.

They began performing tests without government approval.

What came back confirmed the worst: a teenager with no recent travel history was infected.

In fact, officials would later discover through testing, the virus had already contributed to the deaths of two people.

It would kill 20 more in the Seattle region over the following days.

Federal and state officials said the flu study could not be repurposed because Dr. Chu’s lab did not have explicit permission from research subjects; the lab was also not certified for clinical work.

While acknowledging the ethical questions, Dr. Chu and others argued there should be more flexibility in an emergency.

The failure to tap into the flu study was just one in a series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more testing during the early days of the outbreak.

Even now, after weeks of mounting frustration with federal agencies over flawed test kits and burdensome rules, states are struggling to test widely for Covid-19.

The continued delays have made it impossible for officials to get a true picture of the scale of the growing outbreak.

The Times is answering some of the most common questions that readers are asking about how they can prepare for the Covid-19, how they can boost their immune systems and how they should react to the market.

(Don’t, probably.)

As the United States scrambled to understand the scope of the escalating public health crisis, the number of known U.S. cases of Covid-19 infection jumped by more than one-third on Tuesday, passing 1,000.

As of early Wednesday, people in 37 states and Washington, D.C., had tested positive for the virus.

There were at least 31 related deaths.

Officials around the country took increasingly drastic measures to try to slow the virus’s spread.

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State planned to announce on Wednesday a prohibition on community gatherings of 250 or more people in the Seattle area, according to a person involved in the discussions.

Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky urged churches to cancel worship services this weekend, a significant measure in a deeply religious state.

“I know that’s a big step,” Mr. Beshear said.

“I know that some won’t agree with it.”

New York plans to shut down schools and other gathering places in a suburban town with one of the country’s biggest case clusters.

In California, second only to Washington State in the number of cases, passengers continued to disembark from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship on which about two dozen people had tested positive for the virus.

As of Tuesday evening, about 1,406 people had been able to leave the ship, going into a mandatory two-week quarantine.

And across the country, more colleges canceled in-person classes, including Michigan State University and Georgetown University.

Some told students not to return after their spring breaks.

Among the newly announced cases are those of three Transportation Security Administration agents who work at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The Treasury Department is considering delaying tax payments beyond the April 15th deadline, according to a person familiar with the plans, as taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service brace for economic disruption from the spread of the Covid-19.

Treasury and Executive Mansion officials have been discussing the idea of extending the tax deadline over the past week as the administration considers measures to relieve financial pressure on individuals and businesses struggling with fallout from a virus that has closed schools, kept workers at home and disrupted supply chains.

The I.R.S. could extend the tax payment deadline or waive penalties and interest for late payments.

The plan, which was reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal, came as Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee wrote to Charles Rettig, the I.R.S. commissioner, to ask for an update on the effect of the outbreak on tax filing season and for an evaluation of whether the agency needed to re-evaluate the traditional April 15th deadline.

On Monday, as stock markets plunged, drumphf said the empire would consider economic stimulus options, including a payroll tax cut and other relief.

Larry Kudlow, pretending to be the director of the National Economic Council, said on Tuesday that the administration could use executive authority to help individuals and businesses, noting that “we have leverage on tax deferral.”

Delaying tax day would also ease logistical problems that the I.R.S. could face if more government workers were forced to work remotely.

The tax collection agency has service centers across the country that require staff to have face-to-face contact with the general public.


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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 01:35:28 pm »
In Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo, still recovering from a major Ebola outbreak, reported its first case of the Covid-19 on Tuesday evening, officials announced.

Ivory Coast did the same on Wednesday.

While cases of Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa have been limited so far — the World Health Organization reported fewer than 20 cases in the region as of Wednesday, with the largest cluster in South Africa — global health officials worry about the impact a potential outbreak could have on the already stretched health care systems in many nations.

Eteni Longondo, the Congolese health minister, announced in a televised address to the nation that a 52-year-old national who had been in France had tested positive for the virus after arriving in the capital, Kinshasa, last week.

“We are working at tracing and identifying all the people who have had contact with the patient,” Dr. Longondo said, and urged citizens not to panic.

The country just last week announced that its final Ebola patient from an outbreak that began in August 2018 had been released from the hospital, and was preparing to declare itself Ebola-free in the coming weeks.

Health officials warned that continued vigilance will be needed to ensure the virus does not re-emerge.

Ivory Coast’s first patient is a 45-year-old Ivorian man who had recently traveled to Italy, Reuters reported, citing the country’s health ministry.
The Middle-East

Iraq announced Wednesday the cancellation of Friday Prayer for a second week, as did Lebanon, while travel restrictions were stepped up across the Middle East.

Any doubt about the religious justification of such a decision was laid to rest by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani of Iraq, a Shiite leader, who posted his views on his website.

“Whenever and wherever such gatherings are prohibited in order to mitigate the outbreak of the virus, then you must adhere to those instructions,” he said.

Iraq has 71 confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far and seven deaths, but with a major outbreak in neighboring Iran, there are fears that the illness could spread rapidly.

In larger mosques, Friday Prayer can bring several thousands of people together in a small space.

Sunni Muslims in Iraq have received mixed messages about the precautions to take, with some of their religious leaders still urging people to participate in Friday Prayer.

But the Sunni Endowment Office — a government body that administers religious sites and real estate in Iraq — has encouraged people to avoid the services and in some provinces has suspended them.

In neighboring Iran, Friday Prayer has been canceled for the past two weeks.

Syria on Wednesday joined the list of countries to have closed land borders with Iraq, following Iran, Jordan, Kuwait and Turkey.

People in Iraq can now only leave the country by air, and even those options are dwindling.
In Asia

Organizers of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Wednesday sought to dispel confusion over whether the Games would proceed, after a member of the local organizing committee said he would recommend a postponement because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The chairman of the organizing committee, Yoshihiro Mori, held a news conference to reiterate the position of local organizers and the International Olympic Committee that the Games remain on track for late July.

“I think there is an impact,” he said.

“But now, experts are discussing the response to it and the W.H.O. will present its basic thoughts soon. Unless there is any such proposal to change the plan, it is a matter of course for us, the organizing committee, to proceed with the games as planned.”

At his side was Haruyuki Takahashi, the member of the local committee who had caused a stir by telling The Wall Street Journal that a delay of one or two years would be the most prudent option if the Olympics could not go on as planned this July.

He apologized for his comments.
The Japanese Olympic minister, Seiko Hashimoto, said in Parliament that it was “impossible” that the Games would be delayed.

But later in the day, adding to the confusion, Kyodo News released an interview with Mr. Takahashi in which he stated that he would propose a delay at the next committee meeting in April.


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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 08:54:38 pm »
Thursday, 12th March 2o2o
Center for Disease Control website regarding Covid-19

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 07:17:02 pm »
Friday, 13th March 2o2o

"BREAKING: Brazil's Charge d'Affaires in Washington, who had dinner with drumphf and Bolsonaro last Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, tested POSITIVE for Covid-19.

Ambassador Nestor Forster will extend his quarantine for another two weeks." ~ Rachuel Krahenbuhl

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 06:13:56 am »
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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2020, 09:47:35 am »
A lot of my friends in the hospitality industry are gonna take a financial beating because of this as everyone seems to be
saying an Italian style shutdown is probably the way to go.

It doesn't help any that our medical system on a local basis can't handle 100,000 new patients of any kind if a majority of them can't pay for treatment.

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 10:24:40 am »
It doesn't help any that our medical system on a local basis can't handle 100,000 new patients of any kind if a majority of them can't pay for treatment.

As always, Vic Vega, you_do_have a point. "Mm-Hmm...Yep!"

Let me also add that this calamity became an official global problem once it affected a specific ethnic group.

If you don't know, I'll give you a hint: the late, great Richard Pryor joked about this in his stand-up routine where the punchline was,


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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 12:25:46 pm »
Thursday, 19th March 2o2o
City of Miami Beach Expands Emergency Measures

In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19:

(Miami Beach, Florida) - As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the City of Miami Beach has added the following summary of changes to their State of Emergency Declaration, effective Friday, 20th March 2o2o at 12:01 a.m.
Closure of all publicly owned and privately-owned parks, beaches and recreational facilities
Restricted use of beach walks and bay walks to pedestrians only (no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, or similar devices except for wheelchairs used by disabled persons)
Closure of Monument Island until further notice
Closure of all museums, memorials and cultural institutions
Closure of all private schools and educational institutions in the City, except as necessary to facilitate online or distance learning
Require religious institutions to reduce their occupancy to no more than 10 persons
Require restaurants providing take-out services to maintain a distance of 6 feet among individual patrons to enforce social distancing

Please read the revised Declaration of Emergency measures effective Friday, 20th March 2o2o.

Any violation of the aforementioned emergency measures would subject the individual or business entity to criminal penalties.

Non-essential businesses are closed effective 9 p.m. today pursuant to Miami-Dade County Emergency order 07-20.

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Re: How Many Caught A Case Of Covid-19?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 05:57:28 pm »
Friday, 20th March 2o2o

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If the United States can maintain severe control measures, we can keep the infection rate of Covid-19 at a minimal.

If not, the United States will have an infection rate of Covid-19 that will be unmanageable by July 1st.