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WaPo Editorial
Foot-dragging GOP governors are imperiling the whole country ...

The nod-and-a-wink governors — in the Dakotas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and elsewhere — pose as powerless to order a lockdown, or note they have already closed schools, restaurants, gyms and other establishments, but won’t order blanket edicts to individuals. They point at other states’ exceptions that allow people to carry on with essential work, or get groceries and pharmaceuticals. In Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson says staying at home is a matter of “individual responsibilities”; in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson scoffs there is nothing “magical” about stay-at-home directives; in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds protests that “I can’t lock everybody in their home.”

Those governors, all Republicans, have been enabled by Mr. Trump, who points to states that don’t yet “have the problem,” and remarks that it’s “awfully tough to say, ‘Close it down.’ ” He favors flexibility and is seconded by Vice President Pence, who says the federal government “will defer to state and local health authorities on any measures that they deem appropriate.”

As the White House leads from behind, the effect is to endorse and induce complacency. Faced with a stealthy pathogen that can spread from asymptomatic individuals, or incubate for weeks before a victim falls ill with fever, states are free to delude themselves into thinking the virus has passed them by — until, having bidden its time, it erupts inside their cities and towns. Governors of those states can entertain the illusion of alternative facts, imagining their borders are impermeable. They can, like Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, resist a stay-at-home order for weeks until discovering just this week — surprise! — that the virus is “transmitting before people see signs.”

Their magical thinking endangers the nation. It gives people license to minimize the threat — a threat the White House says could kill up to 240,000 people even with effective social distancing. It allows state-to-state gaps in the firewall that will likely encourage a raging disease to erupt in a series of rolling blazes across the country. As many states get tough, even deploying the police to encourage people to stay indoors, their odds of impeding the pandemic’s path of destruction are undercut by their neighbors’ selfishness.
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CNN: Why these 8 Republican governors are holding out on statewide stay-at-home orders
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An UV resistant virus would be unlikely.

In other news, Puerto Rico is buying Trumps miracle cure despite a lack of evidence that it actually helps.


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South Korea's return to normal interrupted by uptick in coronavirus cases
With many parts of the world wondering what a slow return to normal life will look like, South Korea's situation offers a warning: The curve doesn’t necessarily stay flat.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/sout ... d_nn_tw_ma
The first wave of the coronavirus struck South Korea in mid-February after a “superspreader” from the Shincheonji Church in Daegu, a major city southeast of Seoul, infected worshippers during a service — a single case that infected more than 6,000 people.

Since then, with the swift implementation of nonpharmaceutical initiatives, like refraining from handshakes and diligently wearing masks, South Korea significantly reduced its number of daily cases from a peak of 909 in late February to as low as 76 and 64 in mid-March.

Despite this general decline, 125 new cases were reported last Monday — a slight increase from the previous day, at 78. The new stats also showed a rising death toll.

Local infection clusters have continued to set South Koreans on edge as case numbers fluctuate.
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TexasFilly wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:37 pm
In the hundreds of hours of coverage I've consumed, a well respected virologist did say there is some evidence that UV light (longer and more intense in summer) can kill common coronaviruses. This, of course, is a novel coronavirus so all bets are off.
UV is generally harmful to all viruses and bacteria - and indeed to human cells, hence the need for sun screen. UV disinfectant lamps use UV-C wavelengths which are most effective. So, my understanding is that yes, the viruses won't like UV. But that will only affect virus particles sitting out in the sunshine, catching a few rays. It certainly won't affect the virus particles sneezed out from one person and inhaled by another person, nor those picked up on hands and transferred to the face/mouth.

So I don't think the sunshine itself is likely to be very helpful.

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TexasFilly wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Mark Esper is right up there as being one of the High Deplorables in the Deplorable Sect:

National Center for Medical Intelligence leak in 3..2..
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tencats wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Scientists ask: could summer heat help beat Covid-19?
Sun 5 Apr 2020 05.01 EDT | https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... t-covid-19

Florida is one of the hardest hit states, or it would be if DeSantis had gotten enough tests for all the sick people down here. It's been one helluva warm winter. We've run the a/c on and off the entire time and it's been in the mid 80s here since February.

So unless they're talking 95+ degrees, I'm not holding my breath. Oh wait. Yes I am.
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Data Suggests Many New York City Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19 Are Also Low-Income Areas

https://time.com/5815820/data-new-york- ... d=85878508
New York City’s low-income neighborhoods appear to be some of the hardest hit by coronavirus, according to data released by the city’s health department.

This week, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene published a breakdown of COVID-19 cases by zip code. As of April 3, the highest case counts (indicating anywhere between 409 and 1245 cases in particular ZIP codes) are concentrated in parts of the Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx boroughs, while mostly white and upper-class neighborhoods in Manhattan have relatively fewer cases.

Mark Levine, a New York City councilman who leads the Council Health Committee, tweeted Friday that the city’s breakdown of which neighborhoods had the most COVID-19 cases revealed that “coronavirus is hitting low-income communities of color extraordinarily hard.”

The latest coronavirus data about residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 on the city health department’s website shows stark disparities among New York City’s five boroughs. More than 20,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Queens as of Saturday, which has the highest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and less than 500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Manhattan, which has the lowest rates of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. Queens has a rate of 820 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and Manhattan has a rate of 469 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.
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Shelter in place, Brooklyn! Unless it’s sunny and warm. Then let’s all meet at the park.

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Volkonski wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Data Suggests Many New York City Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19 Are Also Low-Income Areas

https://time.com/5815820/data-new-york- ... d=85878508
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I am wondering, do they have the highest occupancy rates / large families within fairly small units aka cramped conditions?

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Kendra wrote:
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Wasn't it just the Thursday before last we passed 1,000 deaths in U.S.? MSNBC now has it at 9,000+
The U.S. has had over 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus in just the last 24 hours. I think this is the first time that has happened.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
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RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Data Suggests Many New York City Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19 Are Also Low-Income Areas

https://time.com/5815820/data-new-york- ... d=85878508
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I am wondering, do they have the highest occupancy rates / large families within fairly small units aka cramped conditions?
Yes.

Sample of NYC public housing-

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NotaPerson wrote:
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Kendra wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Wasn't it just the Thursday before last we passed 1,000 deaths in U.S.? MSNBC now has it at 9,000+
The U.S. has had over 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus in just the last 24 hours. I think this is the first time that has happened.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
Will it pass 10,000 late today or tomorrow? I'm going to tune out cable news for awhile :cantlook: :notlistening:

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BBC News (World)
@BBCWorld

28 minutes ago, 4 tweets, 3 min read

New York’s healthcare workers are on the frontline of the war against coronavirus in the US
Elmhurst hospital in Queens has become the epicentre of this battle

"Only those patients who are gasping for breath" are given beds, reports @BBCJonSopel

The young doctors being asked to play god
A harrowing account from a New York hospital which has become the epicentre of the epicentre.
https://bbc.in/3aMErw1

mentions "Playing God" is not what one young doctor thought she’d be doing at this stage in her career
She says the stress is intense

Nearly everyone who arrives at the ER needs to be put on a ventilator
Across the country, hospitals are overloaded

mentions The hospital, which has a capacity of 282 beds, is now thought to be housing over 500 patients
In the initial stages of the outbreak, it was the “worried well” who would be turning up in this poor neighbourhood
Now everyone is sick

The young doctors being asked to play god

The hospital has been given double the number of ventilators it originally had - but they are already being fully utilised
Doctors say they need more and the peak of the curve is still weeks away
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RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Data Suggests Many New York City Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19 Are Also Low-Income Areas

https://time.com/5815820/data-new-york- ... d=85878508
:snippity:
I am wondering, do they have the highest occupancy rates / large families within fairly small units aka cramped conditions?
The affluent can more easily afford to shelter in place. If you're living paycheck to paycheck, you have to get out to get some money, whether it's to work or to get a payday loan.
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Kendra wrote:
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Pretty bold for a guy who has difficulty spelling his last name.

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I love Tapper but I hate it when the media talking heads ask these idiotic questions--as if the answer were in doubt. They think they are doing a public service by saying "We ask questions the public wants answered." We know the answer, fools. Drives me nuts.
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NEW YORK -- A tiger at New York City's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement.

The tiger, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger named Nadia, developed a dry cough and a decrease in appetite. She was tested out of an abundance of caution, and the results were confirmed by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa, the society said.

Her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions also showed coronavirus symptoms, but all of the cats, including Nadia, are expected to recover.
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Kendra wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Will it pass 10,000 late today or tomorrow? I'm going to tune out cable news for awhile :cantlook: :notlistening:
Probably tomorrow unless there is a huge drop in deaths/day. It's 9,536 right now.
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MN-Skeptic wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:40 pm
RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:01 pm
I am wondering, do they have the highest occupancy rates / large families within fairly small units aka cramped conditions?
The affluent can more easily afford to shelter in place. If you're living paycheck to paycheck, you have to get out to get some money, whether it's to work or to get a payday loan.
Those areas are also just plain hit hardest by EVERYTHING, and have higher rates of other medical problems that can cause weakening or complications.

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Star Tribune
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The University of Washington model has reduced the number of COVID-19 deaths forecasted in Minnesota from 2,000 to 932 due to the success of social distancing http://strib.mn/39KDlPY
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Daniel Dale✔@ddale8

The White House has announced a 7 PM coronavirus briefing.

Joe Lockhart✔@joelockhart
60 minutes must have a big story
They do. I doubt my local affiliate is going to carry the Trumpvirus briefing.

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SEASON 52, EPISODE 28 • NEW 7:00 PM
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies, small businesses, workers and the world's economy;

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New York City-
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BREAKING: 6,718 cops or nearly 19% out sick today as the department grapples with #COVID19; 1,843 cops and 274 civilians have tested positive for the virus, per @NYPDDCPI
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Sekrit Stuffs!
David Frum✔@davidfrum

Cook County, IL is 23% African American. 58% of Cook County COVID-19 deaths are AAs.

City of Chicago is 29% African American. 70% of Chicago COVID-19 deaths are AAs.https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/in ... 503782b507

Hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses at issue in the shocking discrepancy

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