Ohio Gov. Restricts Weddings, Threatens to Close Businesses

Mish

States impose new restrictions with Ohio in the forefront.

Cases Top 100,000 for 9th Consecutive Day

The Wall Street Journal reports Covid-19 Surges to New Levels Across U.S., States Impose Flurry of Measures.

Governors in New York, Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa, Utah and other states have imposed measures as U.S. cases hit another high Wednesday, topping 100,000 for the ninth day in a row, while hospitalizations rose to a record 65,386, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

“It’s on fire. We’ve got to slow it down,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in an interview Wednesday. “We’ve never seen anything like this. Our spring surge and summer surge were nowhere like this.”

Republican Governor Imposes Stricter Mask Order 

Mr. DeWine, a Republican, on Wednesday imposed a stricter mask order that allows authorities to briefly close businesses that are repeat violators, and put new restrictions on social gatherings such as wedding receptions and banquets. He said he might close bars, restaurants and fitness centers—places where it is difficult to maintain mask wearing—a week from Thursday if “the current trend continues.”

Mr. DeWine said several metrics have him very concerned. Daily cases in Ohio have more than quadrupled since late September, topping a record 6,500 on Tuesday, while testing hasn’t even doubled. The number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is approaching 3,000, compared with a high of about 1,100 at any one time during the spring and summer surges, and a record number of intensive-care patients have the virus.

Mr. DeWine said the focus on fatalities, which are terrible, obscures the fact that many people who survive “really go through hell. We forget about them.”

65,000 Hospitalized

States reported 1.4M new tests and 144k cases, another all-time high. 65.4k people are hospitalized, 15k more than on election day. The death toll was 1,421, pushing the 7-day average over 1,000.

SOS in Germany

Nonsense About Masks 

Masks Don't Work2

Plenty of people actually believe those claims, offering fake science news as alleged proof.

At last count, over 248,000 people in the US have died of a scam. Is that amazing or what?

Mish

Comments (102)
Lance Manly
Lance Manly

Could be the US is on a 15 day doubling, pushing us closer to 300k per day after Thanksgiving. Maybe 3k dead per day as December gets going... Stupid scam. I am no Boris Johnson fan, but his UK plan does seem to have arrested exponential growth.

jfpersona1
jfpersona1

Dying due to a scam is the logical conclusion if the scammer wants to get away. When that happens, there is no one to complain any more...

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

But Biden...

What's funny is the guys at Zero Hedge is already calling it the Biden Lockdown. Funny how everyone forgets Trump took credit for the first lockdowns in attacks against Sweden and Pence backed it up on Twitter.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

Loser Trump said it was just the flu, gone by April, turning the corner....dumbass gets his ass fired and just tweets about how unfair Fox News was to him. Mega maga loser!

From this point forward, please refer to Loser Trump with his proper title: Loser Trump.

As soon as we can post back in the community, I will post my Loser Trump autopsy. Will be an exciting read.

Doug78
Doug78

In France we are seeing a fairly rapid drop in new cases. R0 is under 1 in all regions. We are in lock down but many people are out and around without masks.

xil
xil

#fauxvid19

ohno
ohno

So close to a million a week filing new claims since the first lockdown what destruction will the 2nd lockdown cause? If the virus doesn't kill us starvation might. I find it all fishy that this came about with all the great reset talk among other things. Conspiracies aside, you talk about saving grandma how are we going to save the business that closes, the people that now have no income and cant get thru to unemployment for weeks and that ones that say screw it and go jump off a bridge? I understand the ideas behind lockdowns but let's just pretend covid didn't exist and discuss what would happen to the US if we totally lockdowned the economy for weeks at a time and see if we don't come to the conclusion we'd destroy ourselves. We could very well be finished. Gr

LewisM
LewisM

Of all the awful things Trump did in 4 years, the very worst was politicizing the pandemic. I think the numbers of sick and dying this winter are going to shock us all.

Scooot
Scooot

My daughter and her partner were tested last Sunday. Her partner came back positive & my daughter and their 18 month son tested negative. Within hours of the tests my daughter, despite a negative test began to show symptoms. She’s 36, very fit, goes running and to the gym regularly. Her partner has no symptoms.

By Tuesday she was having waves of hot and cold sweats, her bed sheets and clothes were soaked, temperature was 103.5f, the cough was getting worse. Today the cough is much more continuous, and she hears and feels this bubbling sensation in her chest afterwards.
Needless to say we’re quite worried about her, and our grandson, in case he gets it. She’s young and fit so hopefully will be able to fight it.

It’s not very nice, even if you survive it. Hearing about it first hand is very sobering.
I’m pleased the UK are attempting to stop it’s spread with restrictions.

Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

This is a threat where democracy clearly does not have an advantage over authoritarian governments. We have 100,000 new cases per day. China has not reached 100,000 in total.

njbr
njbr

JUST IN: The ship's captain announces 5 people have tested positive for #COVID19 on SeaDream 1, the first cruise ship to embark on a voyage in the Caribbean since the #coronavirus shut down the cruise industry.

Realist
Realist

Here are the daily case:death numbers for November so far, from worldometer.

Nov 1 Su 71,321:399

Nov 2 M 88,905:522

Nov 3 T 94,463:1199

Nov 4 W 108,352:1200

Nov 5 Th 118,204:1125

Nov 6 F 132,540:1248

Nov 7 Sa 127,894:1035

Nov 8 Su 109,659:544

Nov 9 M 127,316:641

Nov 10 T 135,653:1346

Nov 11 W 142,808:1478

Nov 12 Th 151,033:1090 (so far today)

The trend of new cases is exploding in the US. One only has to compare numbers to a week earlier. Every single day this week the case numbers increased by over 30k compared to 7 days earlier. Hospitalizations are increasing several thousand per day as well. If hospitals fill up like they did during the first wave, the US is going to see some ugly death numbers again.

Trump is still in charge until inauguration day. What is he doing about it? Tweeting, golfing, having tantrums, and firing people.

Worst President ever.

njbr
njbr

Nov. 12: With 50% positivity rate, Iowa reports another 4,337 cases, 30 more deaths

Greggg
Greggg

Many days for months, Michigan has reported more "vital statistics" death cases from records than from actual new covid 19 deaths. How do they determine a vital statistics death? Well, that's beyond me and good luck finding any articles on the subject. It's reported as such: "21 additional deaths including 14 from vital records". If you know of a link, let me know.

Webej
Webej

‘Cases’

njbr
njbr

What are the chances that school re-opening accelerated us to todays rates of infection?

Pretty high I would guess.

Israel's spike WAS due to school re-opening, and was only brought under control by a general lock-down.

But hey, who are we to try and learn from other countries failures. We'd need some sort of effective leadership to do so.

humna909
humna909

Australia and Covid Quick Summary:
-we locked down at the start and pretty much got rid of it with luck and passable management
-we opened up but one state (Victoria) mismanaged incoming quarantine and it got out of control
-Victoria fought a 120+ day battle with the virus. It was very restrictive and unpleasant for the population and business. Nobody said this is EASY.
-Victoria has essentially one the battle (to the surprise of many) and is now being looked at by internationally and one of the key success stories.

EGW
EGW

My medical friends tell me they label everything as a covid hospitalization even if the reason for being hospitalized isn't covid related (eg. surgery, and other health issues). That's because they test everyone who goes to a hospital, for covid. More covid cases also means they can get more aid/resources.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Mish, the Amish in Ohio should rent out their farms and barns for weddings and other special events, for barter or donations of course, not a “business”. I love Wooster this time of year!

The Illinois high school cross country runners ran their non-IHSA state meet over the weekend on private property at a venue which is superior to the regular course and organized by a cool racing event guy. Mayor Bug-eyes and Governor Fatso & Family were not around. Absolutely picture perfect days, too good to waste cowering for political pandering. A good time was had by all - wish you were there, Mish! See ya’s on the trails and Live for Today.

Jojo
Jojo

One would think that by now, at least SOME people in the mainstream media would be asking if the lockdowns/masking/SD didn't work originally, why does anyone think that locking down again is going to deliver a different result? Or as the old quote goes:

"Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results"
-- In dispute as to the original source

This excerpt is from an article worth reading"

"We can argue, however, that lockdowns “suck” because everywhere they have been associated with a) Covid outcomes and general mortality outcomes no better than places that didn’t lock down; b) economic outcomes worse than places that didn’t lock down. In other words, no clear health benefit arises from lockdowns but clear costs, economic and non-Covid health costs, are palpable."

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

What is amazing is that so many of these cases and fatalities could have been avoided if only the President had shown some real leadership right from the very start of the outbreak in the US. And for those that keep saying the economy can’t afford lockdowns the truth is that the majority of consumers won’t eat out, go into bars, attend concerts, sporting events, fly, stay in hotels etc while the virus rages out of control. So either which way the economy takes a hit. The only difference is that lockdowns save lives. As regards the line that lockdowns increase suicide rates, drug abuse etc - that the cure is worse than the disease - we don’t have 1,000 suicides a day. The bottom line is that the US completely whiffed on handling COVID.


Global Economics

FEATURED
COMMUNITY