Opening up is hard to do.

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AndyinPA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:49 pm
neonzx wrote:
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AndyinPA wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 pm
I have a sister Karen who is nothing like this. Can't we start calling them Ivankas?
For better or worse, that is firmly embedded in our pop culture. It started in the hospitality industry and, as a former server, it makes total sense how this happened. It's a now a code word in the industry (we had lots for many things).

Now, if you're really wanting to complain about it, you're going to have ask to speak to a manager. ;) :P :mrgreen:
I know it is; I just personally don't like it.
Just my two cents, but I hate it, too. My cousin, Karen, is very progressive and as much of an activist for liberal causes as anyone with her handicap could possibly be.
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BREAKING: Texas had its biggest one-day increase in new hospitalizations from COVID yet. State is reporting 6,533 lab-confirmed hospitalizations - an increase of 620 from yesterday. That is more than double the hospitalizations from 10 days ago and is up 323% since Memorial Day
4:34 PM · Jun 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

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But the state is also reporting it still has 13,711 available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and 1,405 available ICU beds. State also reports more than 5,500 ventilators available.

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And we nearly hit 7,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 in one day. Easily a record.
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US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at least


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... 1593543013
The US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.

Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on remdesivir and the wider implications, for instance in the event of a vaccine becoming available. The Trump administration has already shown that it is prepared to outbid and outmanoeuvre all other countries to secure the medical supplies it needs for the US.

“They’ve got access to most of the drug supply [of remdesivir], so there’s nothing for Europe,” said Dr Andrew Hill, senior visiting research fellow at Liverpool University.

Remdesivir, the first drug approved by licensing authorities in the US to treat Covid-19, is made by Gilead and has been shown to help people recover faster from the disease. The first 140,000 doses, supplied to drug trials around the world, have been used up. The Trump administration has now bought more than 500,000 doses, which is all of Gilead’s production for July and 90% of August and September.
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:flag:

:nooo:

That's utterly disgusting.

And while the drug was originally given free, I think, the company is now charging for the drug, over $1,000. I don't know if that's per dose or per patient. It was developed with US funds.
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Sac Bee: Sacramento at a coronavirus breaking point. Health officials issue stern July 4 warning ...

Echoing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Monday plea for individual responsibility, county health chief Dr. Peter Beilenson implored Sacramentans not to gather in big groups during the Fourth of July weekend.

“No parades, no barbecues,” he said. If you go to fireworks, stay in your car. “We are imploring people not to gather this weekend.”

The county has experienced a record spike in coronavirus infections since mid-June, prompting Beilenson to warn the region’s success in keeping infection rates low could be swept away in a matter of weeks if people – especially extended families – continue to congregate. Those gatherings have increased since the county began easing its stay-at-home orders. ...

Sacramento has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of infections in the last two weeks, data show, including a record 228 new cases on Monday, followed by more than 200 again on Tuesday, bringing the county total to more than 3,200 since March. Sixty eight people have died of the virus in Sacramento County.

As of Monday, 98 virus patients were in Sacramento County hospitals, 28 of them in intensive care. That’s a concern because county hospitals currently have only 63 ICU beds free in case of a surge.

Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties also have seen recent spikes, as has the state of California and numerous other states. Placer health officials say they are seeing growing numbers of infections among younger people. El Dorado officials this week mirrored Sacramento’s concern about family gatherings spreading infections. ...

The increased numbers of COVID-19 cases is due in part to increased testing. But the percent of people testing positive has doubled in two weeks – a clear indicator that peoples’ activities are causing the virus to spread more widely.
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AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 pm
:flag:

:nooo:

That's utterly disgusting.

And while the drug was originally given free, I think, the company is now charging for the drug, over $1,000. I don't know if that's per dose or per patient. It was developed with US funds.
More info in RTH's link.
http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... d#p1194232

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Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:50 pm
AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 pm
:flag:

:nooo:

That's utterly disgusting.

And while the drug was originally given free, I think, the company is now charging for the drug, over $1,000. I don't know if that's per dose or per patient. It was developed with US funds.
More info in RTH's link.
http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... d#p1194232
Thanks for the link. I hadn't gotten to it yet. It's worse than I thought.
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Volkonski wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:18 pm
US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at least


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... id-19-drug

It's my understanding that this was the deal the US government made for financing the development and setting up the production facility. It's not a deal to starve the rest of the world from the new drug. Any new drug will undergo a similar scenario until production can meet the market needs. To note: this is only the first two production months the US gets a head start. Gilead is also licensing the production outside the US.

My article mentioned above quotes this WaPo article for further details
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... oronavirus

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Volkonski wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:09 pm
Jeremy Wallace
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BREAKING: Texas had its biggest one-day increase in new hospitalizations from COVID yet. State is reporting 6,533 lab-confirmed hospitalizations - an increase of 620 from yesterday. That is more than double the hospitalizations from 10 days ago and is up 323% since Memorial Day
4:34 PM · Jun 30, 2020·Twitter Web App

Jeremy Wallace
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But the state is also reporting it still has 13,711 available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and 1,405 available ICU beds. State also reports more than 5,500 ventilators available.

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And we nearly hit 7,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 in one day. Easily a record.
They may have beds available, but they are advertising for personnel to staff the hospitals. I have a friend who works as an ER nurse, and she just posted one of the advertisements.

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The counting and publishing the numbers of free beds is not helpful. The free beds will not be in the area where needed.

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U.S. airlines will ask travelers to submit to covid- 19 health questionnaires at check-in
Passengers also are asked to commit to wearing a face covering at the airport and on their flight.

Luz Lazo
June 30, 2020 at 2:47 a.m. GMT+2

U.S. airlines will require passengers to answer a series of health questions before boarding, including whether they have experienced covid-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone that tested positive for the virus, the industry’s leading trade group said Monday.

Major U.S. carriers, including American, Delta and United are implementing the new health acknowledgment policy as an “additional level of protection during the pandemic,” Airlines for America said.

Travelers should expect to be asked to fill out the new health questionnaire when they check-in, the airline trade group said. Besides questions about their health, passengers are asked to commit to wearing a face covering at the airport and on their flight.

“Passengers who fail or refuse to complete the health acknowledgment may be deemed unfit to travel and each carrier will resolve the matter in accordance with its own policies,” A4A said. The new measure is expected to remain in place through the public health crisis.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/transpor ... -check-in/

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:roll:
North Brookfield selectmen postpone Fourth of July parade after claiming Board of Health used ‘political operatives’ to sabotage event
The North Brookfield Board of Selectmen postponed the town’s plans for a Fourth of July celebration late Tuesday evening, announcing the decision in a press release that calls the municipality’s Board of Health members “hypocritical,” “political” and alleges they acted unconstitutionally in trying to sabotage the event.
[...]
“The position of the board on this issue is, if Black Lives Matter can protest down the center of Main Street, on a sidewalk, all on top of each other, and congregate on a church common — all on top of each other — then the people of North Brookfield can march separated, down Main Street, onto the town Common,” Dale Kiley, selectmen chairman, said at a June 23 meeting where the parade plans were discussed.

North Brookfield planned for a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday along with activities for children in the common, such as a campfire and s’mores, and a laser show later that night.
[...]
“Getting the virus is not a death sentence,” Kiley said.
https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020 ... event.html
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“Getting the virus is not a death sentence,” Kiley said.
Except for the 126,000 people for whom it was a death sentence. :daydream:
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tek wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
:roll:
North Brookfield selectmen postpone Fourth of July parade after claiming Board of Health used ‘political operatives’ to sabotage event
:snippity:
“The position of the board on this issue is, if Black Lives Matter can protest down the center of Main Street, on a sidewalk, all on top of each other, and congregate on a church common — all on top of each other — then the people of North Brookfield can march separated, down Main Street, onto the town Common,” Dale Kiley, selectmen chairman, said at a June 23 meeting where the parade plans were discussed.
:snippity:
https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020 ... event.html
The whole city is in the march, social distanced, also on the town Common when enjoying bbq and drinks? Who will be left to watch the merry band of virus spreaders? Will onlookers be socially distanced while watching stacked five deep? Not one of them shouting to the heros on the street?

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KTLA: California sees 8,610 new coronavirus cases, breaking state's single-day record for 2nd straight day
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tek wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 am
:roll:
North Brookfield selectmen postpone Fourth of July parade after claiming Board of Health used ‘political operatives’ to sabotage event
The North Brookfield Board of Selectmen postponed the town’s plans for a Fourth of July celebration late Tuesday evening, announcing the decision in a press release that calls the municipality’s Board of Health members “hypocritical,” “political” and alleges they acted unconstitutionally in trying to sabotage the event.
[...]
“The position of the board on this issue is, if Black Lives Matter can protest down the center of Main Street, on a sidewalk, all on top of each other, and congregate on a church common — all on top of each other — then the people of North Brookfield can march separated, down Main Street, onto the town Common,” Dale Kiley, selectmen chairman, said at a June 23 meeting where the parade plans were discussed.

North Brookfield planned for a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday along with activities for children in the common, such as a campfire and s’mores, and a laser show later that night.
[...]
“Getting the virus is not a death sentence,” Kiley said.
https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2020 ... event.html
Mr. Kiley seems like a giant dickhead with no sense of appropriate conduct for an elected official. Apparently he is a former state police lieutenant, which probably explains some of his antipathy towards the black lives matter protests. And he now works as a lawyer for (not kidding) Bourgeois White LLP :lol:

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Here are things the president has said about the coronavirus since June 15.

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TMC hospitals go into Phase 2 surge plans as ICU capacity exceeds 100%

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/ ... =headlines
Texas Medical Center hospitals Wednesday began converting some regular floor beds into intensive care units Wednesday in response to a spike in COVID-19 patients that brought volumes above base capacity.

The hospitals invoked their surge plans’ “Phase 2” after ICU capacity exceeded 100 percent for the first time during the pandemic, according to a medical center dashboard slide. The phase involves reallocating staff and equipment to create more ICU space.

The dashboard slides last week showed medical center hospital ICU capacity was 100 percent last week, but the number represented a rounding up — there were still five beds open. On Wednesday, the ICUs reached 102 percent of capacity.

The medical center, which boasts 1,330 ICU beds under Phase 1 operations, had 1,350 such patients in house Wednesday. Full invocation of Phase 2 would provide 373 additional ICU beds. Phase 3, if necessary, would provide another 504.
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Volkonski wrote:
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Here are things the president has said about the coronavirus since June 15.

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Is this that thing called "magical thinking" most of us gave up when we became adolescents?

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California governor orders indoor operations at bars and other venues in 19 counties to close
Gov. Gavin Newsom also closed beach parking lots in Southern and Northern California for the July Fourth weekend.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ca ... d_ms_tw_ma
California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered much of California to shutter indoor operations at restaurants, museums, bars and other venues on Wednesday as the state’s coronavirus caseload continues to surge.

The order applies to 19 of the state’s 58 counties. They range form Imperial on the Mexican border to Los Angeles on the coast, Merced in the Central Valley and Contra Costa in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Newsom also ordered parking facilities at state beaches in Southern California and the Bay Area closed during the Independence Day weekend.

“#COVID19 does not take 4th of July off,” he tweeted. “Avoid crowds. Do not gather with people you do not live with. Wear a mask. Physically distance. Be smart. Do your part.”
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:roll: :madguy:

Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected: Officials
Rising infections prompt Gov. Kay Ivy to extend 'Safer at Home' orders.


https://abcnews.go.com/US/alabama-stude ... itter_abcn
Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday.

Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States. She said she recently learned of the behavior and informed the city council of the parties occurring in the city.

She said the organizers of the parties are purposely inviting guests who have COVID-19.

"They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense," McKinstry said. "They're intentionally doing it. They're not taking it seriously."
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BREAKING: Galveston city officials say access to beaches will be closed and parking along Seawall Boulevard will not be allowed for the Fourth of July weekend. Exercising will be the only allowed activity on the seawall.

More: https://khou.com/article/news/health/co ... e055b8feba
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Though I am usually going around 6ish when there are fewer people, I have never seen anybody in Jewel-Osco (grocery store) without a mask. I have been rather surprised at that. Granted I have not left the village limits since this all started so my view is limited.

On the Sunday after the main protests, there was a demonstration/rally/protest. The Village Mayor mentioned ahead of time that is scheduled to happen in the village center, but that the village was unable to give a permit because of the current restrictions on the size of groups. He then followed it up with, if you attend, please wear a mask and self-distance as much as possible. In short, they could not authorize a permit, but they were not going to shut it down.
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Volkonski wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:48 pm
TMC hospitals go into Phase 2 surge plans as ICU capacity exceeds 100%

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/ ... =headlines
:snippity:

The dashboard slides last week showed medical center hospital ICU capacity was 100 percent last week, but the number represented a rounding up — there were still five beds open. On Wednesday, the ICUs reached 102 percent of capacity.

:snippity: .
Stupidity by reporters that bring my blood to boiling point :smokeears: : of all installed beds there will always be a small number that are actually not available. After discharging a patient there is some time needed to clean up the place. At times some instrumentation may prevent the slot being used. etc If things go really bad and a nurse may not be available to tend patients.

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Volkonski wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm
:roll: :madguy:

Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected: Officials
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Seems to be a trend induced by the social media. Challenges in stupidity. Total loss of common sense that used to be taught by responsible parents.

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