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  • The pandemic isn’t over. But America sure seems over it.

    05/30/2020 6:29:22 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2020 | Dan Zak
    We’re over it. The masks, the kids, the Lysol. Over it. The tragic hair, the diminished hygiene, the endless construction next door, the Zoom meetings from hell, the mind games with the unemployment office, the celibacy, the short tempers and long evenings, the looking forward to the mail, the feeling guilty about the mail carrier working double time, the corporate compassion pushing products we didn’t need even before the world went funky and febrile. The now-more-than-everness, the president-said-whatness. Over it. Does 99.1 count as a fever? Over it. Some of us have reached the outskirts of Netflix, and we’re over...
  • At risk of dying alone”: Strict hospital no-visitors policies halting some families’ goodbyes ( Colorado )

    05/29/2020 8:42:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | MAY 21, 2020 | Jennifer Brown
    A Colorado mom hospitalized for 21 days died Tuesday without seeing her husband or two children, despite the family’s repeated requests for an exception to a policy barring visitors during the coronavirus crisis ... Elizabeth, who had autoimmune issues and heart problems for years, was at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora for three weeks with severe infections in her lungs and blood. Her family was not allowed to see her because the hospital, like many during the coronavirus pandemic, has enacted a strict no-visitor policy ... No matter how many times Reiter asked to visit Elizabeth, even when...
  • Chicago Gang Member Relieved To Discover All These Cops Just Here To Raid A Church (satire?)

    05/29/2020 12:39:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | May 29 2020
    CHICAGO, IL—The Devil's Thugs are a notorious Chicago gang, dealing mostly in money laundering, people-shooting, and graffitiing their gang's name onto signs so you'll know they're legit. Their leader and founder, Bob Thug, was frightened this past Sunday as he heard police sirens coming toward their secret hideout, which is an abandoned warehouse that says "No Gangs in Here" on the sign out front. When the violent gang member saw the flashing lights and SWAT teams heading his direction, he figured he was done for, so he was relieved to discover they were just raiding a dangerous church service nearby....
  • Spike Lee: ‘I’m Not Going to a Movie Theater’ Until There’s a Vaccine

    05/29/2020 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Indiewire ^ | May 29, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Spike Lee spoke out in late April against movie theaters re-opening amid the coronavirus pandemic, and now the Oscar winner tells Vanity Fair he most likely will not be going to movie theaters until there is a vaccine for the virus being distributed. Lee is releasing his new film, the Vietnam War drama “Da 5 Bloods,” straight to Netflix on June 12. The director was supposed to begin production this summer on an adaptation of the graphic novel “Prince of Cats” for Legendary Pictures, but Lee told Vanity Fair he doesn’t see filming on any Hollywood production happening anytime soon....
  • Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis

    05/28/2020 10:20:48 PM PDT · by catnipman · 20 replies
    American Journal of Epidemiology ^ | 5/27/2018 | Harvey A Risch
    Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame Covid

    05/28/2020 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 27 May 2020 | Fraser Nelson
    Norway is assembling a picture of what happened before lockdown and its latest discovery is pretty significant. It is using observed data – hospital figures, infection numbers and so on – to construct a picture of what was happening in March. At the time, no one really knew. It was feared that virus was rampant with each person infecting two or three others – and only lockdown could get this exponential growth rate (the so-called R number) down to a safe level of 1. This was the hypothesis advanced in various graphs by Imperial College London for Britain, Norway and...
  • University Hospitals and EMS crews urging heart patients to seek medical attention and not avoid ERs

    05/27/2020 7:28:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WOIO ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jen Picciano
    The coronavirus does not cure heart attacks.. CLEVELAND, Ohio -“We know that we have many patients, staying at home suffering these heart attacks not seeking care,” said University Hospitals Cardiologist, Dr. Greg Stefano. Throughout this pandemic regular doctor’s visits have been cancelled and patients have been avoiding emergency rooms and calling 911, for fear of being exposed at hospitals. But that is a dangerous trend for heart patients. 64 year Andrew Gruber didn’t hesitate when he felt symptoms of a heart attack on April 16th. Muson EMS got to him within about 5 minutes, performed an EKG at the scene,...
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul - Facts matter (Sen.(Doctor) Paul on corona virus immunity)

    05/27/2020 1:36:29 PM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    800 WVHU ^ | 27 May 20 | Rand Paul
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul - Facts matter May 27, 2020 US Sen. Rand Paul (KY-R) was attacked in an opinion piece from KPR. The author was literally lecturing one of the few elected officials who actually has the scientific background and medical training to comment on the COVID studies. The following op-ed is Sen. Paul's response: I don’t think any medical professional would enjoy receiving a lecture from someone who is clearly scientifically illiterate. Ryland Barton’s charged, leftwing diatribe scolding me for making “claims [not] backed up by science” is itself ignorant of and misrepresentative of abundant scientific evidence. Take...
  • Duffy to Greece (Upstate NY): Slow down on outdoor dining

    05/27/2020 7:01:22 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | News partner, News 10NBC
    GREECE — The Town of Greece created a new way for restaurants to offer dine-in services. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich announced Tuesday restaurant owners can apply for temporary outdoor seating permits. The permits will be emailed to business owners one to two days after supporting documentation is sent in, and once the permit is received, the restaurant can start offering outdoor seating immediately.
  • Mexico City Witnesses Hailstones Shaped Like Coronavirus, Citizens Say 'sign Of God'

    05/24/2020 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies ^ | 205/20 | Sounak Mitra
    In a bizarre incident, hailstones of coronavirus shape have left the citizens of Mexico city in utter shock. As per the reports, the hailstorm occurred in municipal Montemorelos in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The images shared on social media platforms show huge hailstones shaped with icy spikes ...
  • #SocialismVirus : the silver lining in the pandemic cloud.

    05/23/2020 4:46:00 PM PDT · by Nateman · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 29,2020 | Nateman
    The World is under attack from something much worse than the Corona Virus: It is under attack from a Socialism Mind Virus. Dennis Prager calls the actions taken against the ChiCom virus as ‘the greatest mistake in the history of humanity’. I find it hard to come up with a counter example. The Income Tax amendment is what I consider the worst mistake America has ever made but it was not worldwide. With so many economies pounded into the dirt I have little doubt more will die because of the actions taken than will die of the actual virus....
  • Protest over public health orders sweeps through downtown Durango ( Colorado )

    05/23/2020 10:04:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jonathan Romeo
    Participants say government is overreaching, violating Constitution.. About 200 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Durango to protest public health orders ... The organizer, La Plata County rancher John Avery .. decried actions by the government as a violation to the constitution. “What have we become, to let ourselves be governed and treated like cowards?” Avery asked the crowd. “This is our time to be strong. Take a stand. Don’t be afraid. Don’t let fear rule your life.” The rally .. gathered without masks and not social distancing. Many people had “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and Trump 2020 swag....
  • Wisconsin shed 439,000 jobs in five weeks; claims overload unemployment benefits system

    05/22/2020 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Steven Elbow
    New numbers released Thursday show that Wisconsin lost 439,400 jobs in a five-week period after the state went into lockdown in March, a jaw-dropping number that has no historical parallel. “Today's report shows the significant impact that the COVID-19 global pandemic has had on the Wisconsin economy and underscores the importance of rationally and safely reopening our state,” said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman in a press release announcing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. “A strategy based on science that reduces the likelihood of additional outbreaks and further economic instability is the only way to get...

    05/22/2020 4:53:44 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    The City (NYC) ^ | 21 May, 2020 | Yoav Gonen
    A nearly $21 million field hospital green-lit by the de Blasio administration when coronavirus threatened to overrun local hospitals has opened and shuttered without treating a single patient... Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans on March 31 to transform the temporarily idle Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook into a 670-bed makeshift medical site. That same day, he launched a smaller transformation of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing into a 350-bed overflow facility... But since April 12 (Easter Sunday), hospital occupancy has dropped steadily... Earlier this month, the makeshift hospital at the tennis center closed after taking...
  • New Rona Song

    05/20/2020 11:23:57 AM PDT · by genetic homophobe · 10 replies
    So I wrote another Rona tune with my buddy Larry Chaney. The first one, Corona Saturday Night, was written 1 week in and we were still digging staying home with our fams. This one, Crampin’’ My Style, was written 8 weeks in, from a different perspective. While filming my small town local park, some criminal dads were practicing baseball with their kids on one of the diamonds. They looked at me suspiciously, probably worried I would report them for illegal family fun behind the yellow tape. Please feel free to share.
  • Do I Know Enough to Get a Job as a Contact Tracer?

    05/20/2020 4:29:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | 5-19-2020 | Caroline Chen
    Though requirements vary from state to state, many of them are hiring thousands of contact tracers in an effort to curb coronavirus spread. Here’s a brief quiz to check your knowledge. States across the country are scrambling to hire tens of thousands of contact tracers, who will play a key role in keeping the coronavirus contained. Many experts I interviewed said that a high school diploma should be sufficient for a basic contact tracing job, though teams should be led by an experienced public health worker. Indeed, this could be an opportunity for the U.S. to provide employment for thousands...
  • The Hudson Houdini - Andrew Cuomo will escape prison again

    05/20/2020 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-20 | DrJohn
    There really is no justice in this country. That moron Emmet Sullivan is making a mockery of the law vis-a-vis Michael Flynn, obama and biden appear poised to dodge culpability on their plot to overthrow Trump and the Hudson Houdini Andrew Cuomo will likely escape prison once again. Andrew Cuomo has been wrong about the CCP virus- wrong about everything. He was wrong about the number of ventilators and wrong about the number of hospital beds needed, but worst of all he was dead wrong when it came to the elderly. On May 5, Cuomo said"How much is a human...
  • Dr. Nesheiwat says Trump 'smart' to take hydroxychloroquine as 'prophylactic' after WH coronavirus cases

    05/18/2020 4:47:16 PM PDT · by cba123 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Today | Yael Halon
    Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joined "Your World" Monday to discuss hydroxychloroquine after President Trump disclosed that he is regularly taking the antimalarial drug as a preventative measure against contracting the coronavirus. (Please see link for full article)
  • ABC News To Devote Special Coverage To Racial, Socioeconomic Divides In Coronavirus Pandemic

    05/19/2020 11:50:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 19, 2020 | Ted Johnson
    EXCLUSIVE: ABC News will present three days of special coverage to how the coronavirus has reflected, exposed or exacerbated racial, ethnic and socioeconomic divides. Starting on Wednesday, the reports, titled Pandemic — A Nation Divided, will appear across all of the network’s platforms. The series is rooted in statistics showing a disproportionate impact of the virus on African Americans and Latinos and other communities. For instance, in New York City, African Americans are twice as likely to die of the virus, according to the network. In Washington, D.C., Latinos have been seven times more likely to be infected than white...