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A fun phenomenon I don’t know if other people have noticed is how the kinda Alex Jones Doomsday crowd is reacting to Trumps handling. If this was under Obama they’d be claiming they were about to be rounded up into FEMA camps but the alarmism is conflicting with their Trump worship.


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WAFB: Over 800 hepatitis A cases reported in Louisiana outbreak

(WAFB) - New hepatitis A cases documented by state health officials bring the total to over 800 infections.

The latest numbers, shown on a database maintained by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), note 818 cases recorded in Louisiana, 813 of which are part of an ongoing outbreak.

Dozens of parishes report three to five infections, with Livingston, East Baton Rouge, and Ouachita parishes reporting the highest numbers, between 61 and 240.

The outbreak is blamed for three deaths.


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Foggy wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:56 pm Wouldn't it be better to get the disease this month, while there are still hospital beds and masks?


I like this tweet. Yes, the coronavirus is going to spread. The point is to spread it out over time so that hospitals and medical personnel are not overwhelmed.


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Bhutan-

400 quarantined in Assam for coming in contact with US tourist who tested positive for COVID-19

https://www.democraticaccent.com/400-qu ... -covid-19/

“State Health Dept has traced more than 400 contacts in different places including MV Mahabahu (cruise ship) and resorts where he stayed. Teams of doctors and microbiologists have been keeping a close watch on these people who have been quarantined,” he tweeted.

A 76-year-old American tourist tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhutan, the first such case in the country, after travelling through Assam recently.

On Saturday, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Pijush Hazarika said the river cruise ship MV Mahabahu, on which the US tourist had travelled from Guwahati on Brahmaputra has been quarantined at a distance away from docking Neamatighat in Jorhat district.

According to the management of the hotel, where the US national had stayed on March 1 before taking a flight to Paro International Airport in Bhutan the next day, the second floor of the building with 18 rooms was sealed and sanitised.


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Another passage from that article suggests the problem is the lack of enough test kits, not a refusal to test in an effort to help Trump....

The spokesperson from PCHD who sent the chart and statement to KOLD advised they do not have enough kits to process “widespread testing” and need to conserve what they have. They stated the shortage was due to the CDC expanding the test criteria while not providing additional test kits. They are hoping that private labs like Lab Corp and Quest Diagnostics will be able to fill the gap soon, but do not have an estimated date for when that may happen.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/3 ... r-COVID-19


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Yahoo News: No ordinary flu: Coronavirus and the lessons of the 1918 pandemic for a world on edge

As the death toll and number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to climb, an expert tells Yahoo News there’s one big lesson that leaders should heed from a pandemic that killed at least 50 million people from 1918 to 1920: “Tell the truth.”

John Barry, author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History,” told Yahoo News he commends the breadth of information coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and coverage by the media — a candidness that was absent during the 1918 H1N1 pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu. But he condemned President Trump’s assertion on Feb. 28 that the coronavirus is the Democrats’ “new hoax,” and Rush Limbaugh’s claim that it’s “the common cold.”

“Obviously it’s not a hoax and it’s not a common cold,” Barry said. “Those are two of the stupidest comments that any public official has ever made, if you want to count Rush as a public official.”


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Q13 News Seattle: Gates Foundation to soon offer home-testing kits for coronavirus in Seattle area

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will begin offering home-testing kits for people in the Seattle area for the new coronavirus in the coming weeks.

The Seattle Times reports in a story on Sunday that it's not clear when the project will launch, but it's ramping up as quickly as possible. Seattle has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with 14 deaths linked to a Seattle-area nursing home.

People who think they've been infected can fill out a questionnaire online and request a test kit if their symptoms are consistent with the illness the virus causes. The kits will be delivered within two hours and include nose swabs.

The samples will be sent to a lab at the University of Washington for testing, and results should be available in a few days. The home-testing kits mean people won't have to go to a doctor's office and possibly infect other people.


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MN-Skeptic wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:03 pm Yes, the coronavirus is going to spread. The point is to spread it out over time so that hospitals and medical personnel are not overwhelmed.
Yes'm. I'd prefer not to get it at all, of course. But I'd hate to get it and be locked in a disused railroad freight car parked on a siding somewhere with 93 other people in the car and all we have is sleeping bags and maybe some bottled water, if we're lucky.

It's going to be a rough summer in this great land of ours, that's for sure. :|


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Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear 2-14 days after exposure.

If you were at the Special Olympics Basketball Tourney at the Fremont Y on Feb 29 and are experiencing any of the symptoms below fill out the NE DHHS survey at http://ow.ly/dVpp50yG2w7 or call your local health department


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CBS News: Washington Governor Jay Inslee weighing "mandatory measures" to fight coronavirus

Washington — Washington Governor Jay Inslee said his state, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the U.S., is examining whether "mandatory measures" are required to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

"We are contemplating some next steps, particularly to protect our vulnerable populations and our nursing homes and the like," Inslee, a Democrat, said Sunday on "Face the Nation." "We are looking to determine whether mandatory measures are required."

There have been more than 107,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide, including 460 in the U.S., where people in 32 states and the District of Columbia have tested positive for the virus.

Twenty people have died in the U.S., including 17 in Washington state alone.

Inslee said his state has enacted measures designed to limit the number of people exposed, including by encouraging teleworking and canceling or postponing events with a large number of attendees, such as Emerald City Comic Con.

But Inslee said Washington state officials are considering "stronger measures."


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“Quarantine around the city (#Seattle) could be a possibility?” “It is.” .
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Foggy wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:13 pm
MN-Skeptic wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:03 pm Yes, the coronavirus is going to spread. The point is to spread it out over time so that hospitals and medical personnel are not overwhelmed.
Yes'm. I'd prefer not to get it at all, of course. But I'd hate to get it and be locked in a disused railroad freight car parked on a siding somewhere with 93 other people in the car and all we have is sleeping bags and maybe some bottled water, if we're lucky.

It's going to be a rough summer in this great land of ours, that's for sure. :|
Yes, especially if you are in the right age group and have underlying health conditions. Good luck.


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US almost to 500 cases. There have been 23 US deaths.

7,375 Italy
7,314 South Korea
6,566 Iran
1,126 France
1,018 Germany
696 Others
613 Spain
502 Japan
483 US


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The Oregonian: Gov. Kate Brown declares coronavirus state of emergency, announces 7 new Oregon cases

The Oregon Health Authority announced seven new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 Sunday morning, doubling the number of known cases in Oregon.

Gov. Kate Brown said she is declaring a state of emergency to bring additional resources to the state’s response.

Sunday’s announcement brings the number of cases of the virus in Oregon to 14.


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TexasFilly wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Foggy wrote: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:13 pmIt's going to be a rough summer in this great land of ours, that's for sure. :|
Yes, especially if you are in the right age group and have underlying health conditions. Good luck.
Thanks. I'm in the 67 age group, but I've been working hard for several years to be as healthy as possible, and I'm probably in the top 10% of 67 year olds. My underlying conditions are mostly mechanical -- knee joint replacement, shattered rotator cuffs, crushed disk between L4 and L5, like that. But my heart, lungs, and other systems seem to be working fine, except for my brain, which goes in and out on me as most of you know. :blink:


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Kirkland Life Care Center-
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Greater Houston Covid-19 cases infected in Egyptian cruises.

Total coronavirus cases in Houston-area increases to 11

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We are reporting 3 additional travel-related cases of #COVID-19. One traveler was not part of the group involved in the other Houston-area cases but was on the same cruise in Egypt at a later date.

Full press release: https://bit.ly/3cFDLd7
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#Coronavirus-At least eight states have declared states of emergency: CA, FL, KY, MD, NY, OR, UT, WA


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JUST IN: Italian Bishops’ Conference has “made its own” government measures to stop spread of #COVID19, suspending all “religious ceremonies” including public Masses & funerals until April 3. Read English translation of Italian Bishops’ March 8 official #Coronavirus decree below.
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U.S. citizens, especially with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. #CDC notes increased risk of #COVID19 on cruises. Many countries have implemented screening procedures, denied port entry rights to ships and prevented disembarking. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel ... iKr6B0EseM
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Based on my offsite corporate meeting experiences they were probably sitting close together all day in a conference room, eating together and shaking hands a lot.

Mass. health officials announce 15 new presumptive coronavirus cases; all connected to Biogen conference

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BOSTON —
The total number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts has soared to 28 after 15 new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases were announced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

State health officials said all of the 15 new cases announced Sunday had a direct connection to the Biogen employee conference in late February.

The presumptive positive cases include five from Suffolk County ranging in age from 30s to 60s; five from Middlesex County ranging in age from 40s to 60s; four cases from Norfolk County ranging in age from 40s to 60s; and a female whose age and county of residence are unknown at the time of this release.

Among Sunday's presumptive positive cases were eight men and seven women. With Sunday's release, 23 of the presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Massachusetts are associated with the Biogen employee meeting held in late February. All of Sunday's presumptive positive cases are isolating at home.


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