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12 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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Inspector general surveys 332 hospitals to find what they need to handle the coronavirus, Trump spends two days melting down over it
 
5:34 PM · Apr 7, 2020·TweetDeck

 

11 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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If you wanted proof that Trump has spent this entire crisis trying to cover up what was going wrong, and didn’t care at all about *fixing* what was wrong, this is it.
 
5:37 PM · Apr 7, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

trump has spent the better part of this pandemic

1st ignoring it,

2nd trying to blame other people for it and finally

3rd covering up what he was supposed to do that he didn't do.

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Staggering Surge Of NYers Dying In Their Homes Suggests City Is Undercounting Coronavirus Fatalities

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As of Monday afternoon, 2,738 New York City residents have died from ‘confirmed’ cases of COVID-19, according to the city Department of Health. That’s an average of 245 a day since the previous Monday. 

But another 200 city residents are now dying at home each day, compared to 20 to 25 such deaths before the pandemic, said Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office. And an untold number of them are unconfirmed. ........

https://gothamist.com/news/surge-number-new-yorkers-dying-home-officials-suspect-undercount-covid-19-related-deaths

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

People are dying-- over 12,000 Americans have already died.

We don't have time for an intern from--

take-your-daughter-to-work--

to be handling anything to do with a national crisis on this level.

The incompetence and arrogance of trump is truly out of control.

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On 4/6/2020 at 10:22 PM, Princess of Tap said:

 

Monday, April 6th 2020

10,876-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States 

367,385-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States 

 

7 hours ago, jakeem said:

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Trump likes to claim that H1N1 was worse - and that Obama somehow botched the response
 
Between Apr. 2009-Apr. 2010, CDC estimates 12,469 H1N1 deaths in U.S.
 
#COVID19 deaths in the U.S. just reached this mark, and it happened in less than 6 weeks since the first U.S. death
 
 
 
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3:53 PM · Apr 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

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https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/04/martin-wolf-and-wishful-thinking-on-ending-coronavirus-lockdowns.html

Martin Wolf and Wishful Thinking on Ending Coronavirus Lockdowns

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Yves Smith

Many commentators have observed that the economic damage of the coronavirus will likely kill more people than the pathogen itself. Too many people then move to arguments like “So let’s isolate only the elderly”1 or “We must therefore minimize damage to the economy.” We’ll turn to Martin Wolf of the Financial Times’ urgings on that front in due course.

The problem is that there are times you can’t have what you want and this is one of them, big time. Our old way of living will never fully come back. And too much fixation on “We need to relax the lockdowns because economy” is bypassing the hard thinking and work that still hasn’t been done enough to help more of us function better before we have either effective treatments that greatly reduce the number of serious cases or a vaccine.2

While China has loosened up on its restrictions, it’s not back to normal due to a combination of some workers reportedly not having returned for duty plus factories not being able to go into full schedules due to lack of new orders thanks to lockdowns in Europe and the US. But there are also rumors that infections have come back. Some countries like Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark are planning to relax their restrictions in the next few weeks; we’ll have a much better picture a month after that happens of how much reversion takes place.

But the big problem for most countries, particularly the US with its hollowed out health care system and the UK with its starving of the NHS, is that doctors and nurses are already at the breaking point even in locations where the disease has not peaked. Medical professionals are at even greater risk of bad outcomes than the public at large due to potential exposure to large viral loads when exhausted. The lack of adequate PPE is a disgrace and the failure of the Feds to step in, even more so.

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3 hours ago, Sukhov said:

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/04/martin-wolf-and-wishful-thinking-on-ending-coronavirus-lockdowns.html

Martin Wolf and Wishful Thinking on Ending Coronavirus Lockdowns

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Yves Smith

Many commentators have observed that the economic damage of the coronavirus will likely kill more people than the pathogen itself. Too many people then move to arguments like “So let’s isolate only the elderly”1 or “We must therefore minimize damage to the economy.” We’ll turn to Martin Wolf of the Financial Times’ urgings on that front in due course.

The problem is that there are times you can’t have what you want and this is one of them, big time. Our old way of living will never fully come back. And too much fixation on “We need to relax the lockdowns because economy” is bypassing the hard thinking and work that still hasn’t been done enough to help more of us function better before we have either effective treatments that greatly reduce the number of serious cases or a vaccine.2

While China has loosened up on its restrictions, it’s not back to normal due to a combination of some workers reportedly not having returned for duty plus factories not being able to go into full schedules due to lack of new orders thanks to lockdowns in Europe and the US. But there are also rumors that infections have come back. Some countries like Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark are planning to relax their restrictions in the next few weeks; we’ll have a much better picture a month after that happens of how much reversion takes place.

But the big problem for most countries, particularly the US with its hollowed out health care system and the UK with its starving of the NHS, is that doctors and nurses are already at the breaking point even in locations where the disease has not peaked. Medical professionals are at even greater risk of bad outcomes than the public at large due to potential exposure to large viral loads when exhausted. The lack of adequate PPE is a disgrace and the failure of the Feds to step in, even more so.

What was the attitude BEFORE this happened?  Did people really worry about it, planned ahead?  What happens if the avian flu hits with the project 60% morality rate?  Will make this look like a cake walk.

Did medical facilities ask "we better stock up on thousands of these JUST IN CASE"?

 

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Eventually(and hopefully) Trump is gonna learn(HA!) that it'll take more and something other than shuck'n'jive, hubris, backpedalling and firing competent and efficient press corp members and replacing them with cheerleaders to beat this thing. 

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1 hour ago, hamradio said:

What was the attitude BEFORE this happened?  Did people really worry about it, planned ahead?  What happens if the avian flu hits with the project 60% morality rate?  Will make this look like a cake walk.

Did medical facilities ask "we better stock up on thousands of these JUST IN CASE"?

 

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You should be addressing this to your President Donald Trump.  HE was warned time and again about a possible pandemic, from the pandemic playbook he was given, to the pandemic simulation the government conducted last year, to constant warnings from WHO, different agencies, and individuals.  HE is the one who gutted the EXPERTS at the programs and agencies for this contingency; replacing them with yes-men know-nothing brown-nosers.  HE is the one who gutted their budgets, or dismantled the programs wholesale.,   HE is the one who failed to stockpile needed supplies and machinery!!!  HE IS RESPONSIBLE!!

Now that this pandemic is here , and worsening daily, Donald Trump has been lacking in his response.  Calling it a hoax, or no worse than the flu, he left large swaths of the country exposed to his lies as the truth, and failing to protect themselves, or not adequately or timely.  HE has no idea what to do, or where to send needed supplies, largely because there are no EXPERTS who would’ve been able to handle this; he got rid of them for political flunkies or stupid relatives.  HE IS RESPONSIBLE!!!
 

Donald Trump is an absolute failure as President, never more evident than now during this crisis.  He went from “Only I can do it!” to “I am the Wartime president”, to “I am just the back up!” To “ I am The CHEERLEADER”!?!?!?!  The incompetent idiot needs to be impeached and removed, removed under the 25th Amendment, or at the ballot box in November.  Anyone who would vote for him has a serious death wish!!!!

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Re: You should be addressing this to your President Donald Trump.  HE was warned time and again about a possible pandemic...

 

There's the magic word...possible.

Possible CME's to bring down our civilization, what's being done after 2 near misses since 2003?

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14 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Re: You should be addressing this to your President Donald Trump.  HE was warned time and again about a possible pandemic...

 

There's the magic word...possible.

Possible CME's to bring down our civilization, what's being done after 2 near misses since 2003?

The magic word came to pass, just like magic.  IT IS HERE!  It won’t go away, just like magic, the way Trump said it would!

As for the second question, as I said:  Address this to Donald Trump, who for better or WORSE, is now in charge.  This is HIS RESPONSIBILITY, since he wanted the job!  

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http://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/

An interactive visualization of the exponential spread of COVID-19

A project to explore the global growth of COVID-19. Updated daily. Inspired by the work of John Burn-Murdoch.
A few interesting bits I found interesting to explore:
  • There are two different ways to view the exact same data:
    • The logarithmic scale shows a great comparison of the magnitude of growth between countries, but less of the human impact.
    • The linear scale shows the real human impact -- a growth twice the size is twice the number of real people infected.
    • Switch between the two by toggling the scale at the bottom of each graph.
  • These graphs are not just images. Hover over any data point to see the data behind it.

This visualization is updated daily with the Johns Hopkins CSSE data, which is typically released around 7:00pm Central. (Updated: 04/08 at 11:44am)

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https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491758-re-obama-robust-testing-the-key-to-reopening-from-coronavirus

Obama: Robust coronavirus testing and monitoring the key to reopening country

Obama: Robust coronavirus testing and monitoring the key to reopening country
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Former President Obama warned Wednesday that despite early indications that social distancing measures are effective in stemming the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., lifting them before robust testing and monitoring take place could undo the progress.

“Social distancing bends the curve and relieves some pressure on our heroic medical professionals,” Obama tweeted Wednesday. “But in order to shift off current policies, the key will be a robust system of testing and monitoring – something we have yet to put in place nationwide.”

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Amy Siskind

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2,000 American died today alone. 400,000 reported cases in the US.

The US mortality rate is now 3.2%. At 1,000 deaths it was at 1.5% and has been steadily rising.

The mortality rate of the 1918 flu was 2.5%. For the flu is it <0.1%

Two important trends are continuing:

Trend 1: the US accounts for a higher proportion of worldwide cases and deaths each day. * US now accounts for 15.7% of all deaths, up from 9% one week ago. * US accounts for 28% of all worldwide cases, up from 25% 2 days ago. We make up 4.2% of the world population.

Trend 2: New York accounts for a shrinking proportion of US cases and deaths, as other hot spots develop - but OVERALL NUMBERS ARE STILL INCREASING! * NY accounts for 31% of new cases, down from half. * NY accounts for 37%, "" 9 states reported 1,000+ news cases today.

Finally, I want to repeat, aggressive action is needed. As Fauci said, we do NOT have this virus under control!

Even if flattening in NY, that took a month to happen - it is just starting in several other states.

A national lockdown is needed to avoid more unnecessary deaths!

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Dr. Fauci pressing black ppl to do social distancing saying health disparities won't be solved soon.
 
He said: "I plead w/ all of us in the population
but particularly for those of us, our brothers & sisters in the African American community
 
bc we know that mitigation does work.”

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1 minute ago, mr6666 said:
 
Dr. Fauci pressing black ppl to do social distancing saying health disparities won't be solved soon.
 
He said: "I plead w/ all of us in the population
but particularly for those of us, our brothers & sisters in the African American community
 
bc we know that mitigation does work.”

Dr. Fauci is pleading especially w/ black ppl to social distance bc they are more likely to have underlying conditions & die from coronavirus.

Context: For some, social distancing is a privilege

. Black ppl in many cities are more likely to hold jobs that they can't do from home.

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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:
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Following up on this a
@fema spokesperson tells me 50% of the supplies coming in to U.S. are going to “hot zone areas”
 
and the other half to private companies.
 
So those goods get SOLD to the states with the most money to spend,
not the states that need it most.
 
50%
 
:o

Odds are trump and Jared are in that queue somewhere for a kickback.

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White House Announces New Guidance For How Critical Employees Can Return To Work-

 

The federal government has issued new guidelines for when people in critical infrastructure roles can return to work after being exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of the coronavirus.

Read them here :

".....The new guidance apply only to workers in critical infrastructure jobs. That category has been defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (part of the Department of Homeland Security), but only as an advisory list, not a federal standard.

By CISA's reckoning, the category includes certain workers in healthcare and public health, law enforcement and first responders, food and agriculture, energy, water and wastewater, transportation, public works, critical manufacturing, financial services, communications, among other sectors.

The new guidance does not pertain to health care workers, for which the CDC had already issued guidelines......

see: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/08/830310903/white-house-announces-new-guidance-for-how-critical-employees-can-return-to-work?utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr

 

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9 hours ago, jakeem said:
 

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LAT: The Feds are seizing shipments of medical supplies from hospitals and states.
 
FEMA "is not publicly reporting the acquisitions, despite the outlay of millions of dollars of taxpayer money"
 
8:33 PM · Apr 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Starting to sound like Al Capone is running FEMA and Frank Nitti is shaking down the states for vital medical equipment and supplies.

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Wednesday, April 8th

 14, 795-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

435,128-- Coronavirus confirmed cases in the United States

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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1000 people have died in the last 36 hours here and there’s a heaviness in the air which feels more than psychological.
 
10:17 PM · Apr 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

It's such a tragedy but it's made more tragic by the fact that it could have been averted with proper preparation and planning by the executive branch.

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