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  1. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    That would be considered a State secret. Just like there are no numbers for the USA military infected with the virus.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Lack of test availability is a continuing problem. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/houston-hasn-t-reported-surge-coronavirus-cases-its-hospitals-tell-n1175291?fbclid=IwAR0Gt8WGiwQsHS-wg8aITXbNuc3vxHQPJ3Wyrs-rcQ-NliYYGXl6MSLJ9C0 So far, Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, has not recorded a swell of confirmed coronavirus cases similar to those straining health care systems in New York and Detroit, giving some residents hope that stay-at-home orders issued by local officials came early enough to stop the virus from spreading too widely here. But interviews with Houston ICU doctors and nurses — as well as the daily rise in the number of critically ill patients now showing up in their hospitals — paint a more sobering picture of what’s happening in southeast Texas. While limited testing has prevented officials here and across the state from getting a complete accounting of how many people have been infected with the coronavirus, hospitals in greater Houston have seen a steep increase — 40 percent over four days — in the number of patients believed to be suffering from the virus, according to a daily census of hospital admissions collected by the SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which helps coordinate emergency response efforts.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    That jury has come back with a guilty verdict! Health officials say the large cats got sick from being exposed to a zoo employee who had COVID-19, but was asymptomatic. The Bronx Zoo has been closed since mid-March; the first tiger began showing signs of sickness on March 27, according to the USDA. No other animals in the zoo are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, officials said. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiger-bronx-zoo-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-today-2020-04-05/
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    The Covid-19 thread

    S. Korea did extensive testing, including those with no apparent symptoms. People are infectious, before having symptoms and some never develop symptoms! Why can't people understand that simple bit of info?
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    The Covid-19 thread

    He used 3 different drugs, so which one worked? All his patients were not having severe symptoms. Maybe a dose of Santip would have the same effect. Maybe they recovered inspite of being dosed with a drug cocktail. Clinical trials are happening now with several different drugs.
  6. FYI AIS has a hidden webpage to do an online top up of your SIM. I tried using it, but was unsuccessful. I went through all the steps and got a passcode from my CC bank. Entered the passcode and AIS was unable to complete the transaction. Then I went to recharge.com. Typed in my phone number and it couldn't verify the number. It had the option to just say the number is good. I tried that option and it worked. I received a sms from AIS that my SIM got topped up. Finally success. Might have to top up 'til 2022.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    May 2018, Trump closes pandemic office. Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President Donald Trump says the coronavirus "came out of nowhere" and “blindsided the world.” They've been warning about the next pandemic for years and criticized the Trump administration's decision in 2018 to dismantle a National Security Council directorate at the White House charged with preparing for when, not if, another pandemic would hit the nation. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-disbanded-nsc-pandemic-unit-experts-praised-69594177
  8. The charts below show projected hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths. The projections assume the continuation of strong social distancing measures and other protective measures. https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections
  9. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    Several EU countries ordered rapid CV-19 tests from Chinese companies. They discovered that the tests are accurate 20%-30% of the time! If China is using this to screen folks, their numbers are just crap.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Beware of this guy!
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    The Covid-19 thread

    What planet are you living on Bust? CEOs now make 278 times the average worker. I blame Boris for his herd immunity plan.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-rumour-sparks-prison-riot-thailand-buriram-200329111845599.html Dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows in a jail in northeastern Thailand during a riot sparked by rumours of a coronavirus outbreak in the facility.
  13. The numbers in Georgia (USA) are looking bad. 25% of cases results in hospitalization. There is a 3% death rate. People with symptoms and have tested negative for the flu still can not get a CV-19 test!
  14. Austin TX company seeks to grab stimulus checks of employees. https://www.kxan.com/news/austin-company-looking-to-dock-paychecks-for-those-receiving-stimulus-checks/
  15. A Czech news site on Monday (March 23) revealed that 80 percent of the much-touted traunch of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid test kits "donated" from China are faulty, forcing healthcare workers to rely on conventional laboratory tests. ... ... the tests yield both false positive and negative results. "We tested those who searched for a sampling point. Fortunately, we were so farsighted that samples were immediately compared with traditional tests, and that just proved the error rate of the [Chinese rapid] tests, ”said Svrcinova. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3903937
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3905788 According to data from China’s central government, the capital of Hubei Province registered 50,006 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, including 2,535 deaths in the two months leading up to March 26, CNA reported. Yet recently, a local mortuary prepared 5,000 urns in just two days for the cremated remains of virus fatalities, according to Chinese media. On March 23, the government allowed the public to visit mortuaries to pick up the remains of their relatives, resulting in a line 200-meters long springing up at the Hankou Mortuary in Wuhan, reports said.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    No tests. No Problem! Oh, a patient died on the ventilator, obviously the cause is pneumonia. No need to test. I think S. Korea has been best at handling the situation. Their main tool is extensive testing.
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