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  1. Pandemic: geography, politics & death rate stats

    Death rate = the total number of deaths in country to date due to covid-19 divided by its population, they're tabulated at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ as deaths/million pop updated...
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    Thanks for the details Pirate. I specifically wondered about the fever, since that's clearly how they were screening people in the early efforts to isolate the infected. It surprises me that you...
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    The log of total deaths vs time shows the flattering most clearly. Since testing was spotty, the number of cases is a poor indicator. Hopefully we'll have learned a thing or two before that week is...
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    Hey ejb3, just a note. At the moment CR has identified a total of 416 cases, of which only 2 have died and 13 are in intensive care. They’ve been very diligent about following all who had had...
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    The total of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has reached 1.1 million. We all realize that that number is a gross underestimate of those infected with CoV-19. However, the 58,400 who have died...
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    Hey Pirate - do you know for sure that you had covid-19? Have you been tested? Esp. the blood antibodies? What did you do to beat it?

    Talking with my cousins in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday, they...
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    My daughter lives in Quito with my ex. It's in coastal Guayaquil where bodies are being burned in the middle of the street. I saw the video on FB. Including 3 kids dragging a body on a sheet and...
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    Read Chung Kuo. I got a used copy of The Middle Kingdom back in 1996 or so, when I was still into sci fi. The series is a future history of Earth dominated by China.
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    The USA is politically divided, at every level of governance. It's called 'freedom'. Part of the problem with the coronavirus is that it built slowly and only later took off like a rocket. Sure...
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    Any doubts about the value of chloroquine against Covid-19? Watch this video.
    (Note: Here I say chloroquine throughout when its homolog hydroxychloroquine is as effective and some say safer.)
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    FINALLY Trump managed to push this past Dr. Fauci who constantly repeated, "Clinical trials are necessary to prove its value here." plus "only been a few, very small anecdotal studies" BS - So...
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    Re: Thoughts on the current Pandemic

    Bill if by death rate, you mean the total number of deaths in country due to covid-19 divided by its population, you'll find they're tabulated at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ as...
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    The swab test is the PCR test; it takes 2-3 days to get results. It strips the corona shell, then replicates sufficient viral RNA by polymerase chain reaction to do an assay. Takes time.
    The 15...
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    Let us try to keep this pandemic in perspective. I read that as of now 33,557 have died from the coronavirus worldwide. Yesterday alone 2,701 died from it - worldwide. But wait, how many people in...
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    Cuomo announced this morning that 'patient zero' - the lawyer from New Rochelle - has fully recovered. Apparently between his release from the hospital and knowing he had Covid-19, he attended a...
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    Big duende, I would challenge you: name me a branch of the US government that is honestly competent.

    I always like the image of the swamp cause that's where Pogo lived, my Dad's favorite cartoon. ...
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    Did it include a mail-in ballot with his name already checked?

    Most NYers - except the homeless & NYPD - already flew to Florida. They'll shed virus there.
    "Florida coronavirus cases pass 4000:...
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    Trump floated the idea of quarantining the festering NYC area and Gov Cuomo said that’d be Civil War. So the Pres backed off in a tweet. The Dems want to draft Cuomo to run against Trump in...
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    Compare how it began in these two locations:
    COVID-19 in New York State
    March 1 saw the first confirmed case, a 39-year-old woman health care worker who lived in Manhattan. She had returned from...
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    "Call it the CCP virus, because that's what it is," says Steve Bannon. "The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a criminal organization, the single biggest threat to humankind." They need to own up...
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    CR can be very proud of how they're handling this situation. Of their 263 cases, 9 are in the hospital, only 5 are in intensive care. Thus far only 2 have died; they were 'elderly'. 3 have...
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    No, it's precisely because it works so well that they live longer. And they may be more susceptible precisely because of their diet. Whoever said wine, pasta, olive oil and garlic was a good...
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    We’re holed up here in Leon, jodido, cause it seems a hell of a lot smarter than going to Jersey with the zombie overflow from NYC. It really ain’t so bad in this revolutionary capital of Covid-19...
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    Re: Google News, March 26, 2020

    WTF? Costa Rica to Transfer 2600 US-Bound Migrants From Panama to Nicaragua Border: Migrants from Asia, Africa and Haiti were bused to the Nicaragua border late at night on Tuesday. 'Poor' CR...
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    Yes, seal off the festering canker. Only one-eyed Snake Plisken could get in and get out and now he's over 65, so yes, make Manhattan into an East coast Alcatraz. All offices & apts to be made into...
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