Coronavirus Update and Tweets of the Day

Mish

100,000 US cases is now in the rear view mirror. That milestone was reached on March 27. Cases up by a third since then.

Coronavirus Can Survive 5 Weeks in the Body

GM to Extend Shutdown

Second Shock in China

Countries Hoard Food

14,000 National Guard Deployed

Florida Screens for Travelers from NY, LA, NJ, CT

But other than these kinds of things, and hundreds more, It's No Worse Than the Flu™ .

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Zardoz
Zardoz

These people have been denying science since Al Gore toured the country in his coal-powered rocket chair, carrying on about global warming.

They'll deny it till they're dead.

Realist
Realist

Hi Zardoz. The anti-science crowd is everywhere, but the US seems to have a particularly high percentage of them. Perhaps that contributed to the election of an anti-science president, who does not believe in global warming and until recently, was against vaccines. Now he appears to be in favour of vaccines.

tokidoki
tokidoki

It's No Worse Than The Flu

You Don't Need Masks.

So if GM is shut down, who's producing those ventilators? China?

Realist
Realist

I see that Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is also anti-science. He says Covid19 is not a problem and Brazilian’s “natural immunity” will keep them safe. Of course he also does not believe in global warming and wants to burn down the Amazon rainforest.

sangell
sangell

In my neck of Florida there are fewer than 100 cases in the Manatee/Sarasota/Charlotte county region. This region has 1 million people so the 'attack rate' is less than 1/100th of a percent. We'd like to keep it that way so OUR hospitals and healthcare personnel are not overloaded. What we don't need is people from areas with much higher infection rates deciding to come here and bringing their disease with them.

sangell
sangell

I might add of our 90 cases 8 are non resident. How many of our 90 caught it from those 8 is not known but it is probably not zero!

stephejdu
stephejdu

New aircraft carrier costs $13 billion. 100,000 Ventilators cost $1 billion. How many lives is an aircraft carrier going to save? Isn't it time for the U.S. to retool for 21st century infrastructure? That includes healthcare infrastructure! I am tired of paying my taxes to support what destroys as opposed to what heals. This country has to change it priorities!

lol
lol

Either the Chicom govt or US govt was on the verge of collapse,that's why this Coronascam was manufactured,some major govt somewhere was on the verge of complete collapse,thats why the total lockdown of the populous,to buy time and figure a way out.

bradw2k
bradw2k

Fauci was today guesstimating 100k to 200k deaths in US, which is significantly worse than a bad influenza season.

Greggg
Greggg

Among other things in Doctor's Cheat Sheet:
Plaquenil (hydroxy-chloroquine) which has weak ACE2 blockade doesn’t appear to be a savior of any kind in our patient population. Theoretically, it may have some prophylactic properties but so far it is difficult to see the benefit to our hospitalized patients, but we are using it and the studies will tell.
With Plaquenil’s potential QT prolongation and liver toxic effects (both particularly problematic in covid 19 patients), I am not longer selectively prescribing this medication as I stated on a previous post.
We are also using Azithromycin.

Debbie C.
Debbie C.

I don't know where you get the idea, it's "no worse than the flu!". I have read many hours each night, & I find the person came in on Monday & was dead on Saturday. I think 6 days or less, & dead, with barely flu like symptoms, is way worse than the flu! We are so used to people going to work, congested, or coughing, stuffed up, & red nosed, & sounding like crap, that, we forgot. At least, when the Dr says you have the "C" word. & You have 6 months to live, you at least have some time to prepare. COV 19, doesn't give you anytime to prepare! Your family can't get to the hospital in time to even see you, before your dead. Trying getting on an airplane! I think the saddest part, dieing alone, but, not really alone. Thanks to the nurses, & Dr's that are there for you. Most lawyers are hunkering down, just like the rest of us. Last night, I made out a will. Incase of. I've always put it off. Lots of people have. So, hopefully, it will, hold up in court, considering, we don't have a lot of options right now!


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