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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,635
    edited March 21
    tonyb wrote: »
    Don't you guys have a union rep to make complaints to ?

    Haha

    Physicians are a highly marginalized group and very weak at grouping together.

    No union.
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,308
    Outstanding Toolfan66!!
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    Wow! :smile:
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    I went to drop one of our vehicles off for service yesterday. We use a local independent repair shop specialized in the brand (they don’t repair anything else).

    They will NOT be closing. Business as usual for now, so the shutdown is not draconian. They are considered “essential” in the same way as gas stations.

    We’ll see what happens for other businesses next week (Friday was a grace period).

    Restaurants and cafés are bound to be among the hardest hit, so we’ve decided to order take-out from any of the neighborhood restaurants and cafés that offer the option (and even some higher end ones do), in case it helps to keep them in business.
    Alea jacta est!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    I'm not surprised, but inspired, as I'm finding more and more stories of kindness in response to these historical times.

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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    Two weeks ago, @BlueFox posted this article: COVID-19 Cases Exceed 100,000
    • 20,000 of those cases were outside China, and the W.H.O. was still calling the outbreak an epidemic, but not a pandemic.
    • Now there are almost 290,000 cases. Over 200,000 of those cases are outside China.
    • Cases outside of China have multiplied x10 in two weeks.
    There are almost 20,000 cases in the U.S.A. today, where testing remains very much behind other nations. If those cases are multiplied x10 within two weeks (and everything suggests that they will), we will have 200,000 cases here. In fact, as testing continues to improve, we could see a much higher number in two weeks.
    Alea jacta est!
  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 3,134
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    This graph depicts the evolution of cases in the U.S. compared to Italy. I’ve added a column for the U.S. data from last night (March 20).

    This confirms that we are likely to see very fast growth in the number of cases, and this is also borne out by the reports from @verb in his building at work.

    In my immediate family, two more family members have been notified that they have been in contact with people infected with COVID-19. One of those people is a co-worker. He and his spouse have been put in a mandatory quarantine in Ann Arbor, MI.

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  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,460
    edited March 21
    That's pretty alarming. I'm wondering though if a better comparison (as opposed to 100th case) would be cases per million population, since the US has a population that is more than 5x the population of Italy.

    I also heard that Italy only tested the severe cases, and we are starting to ramp up testing in a major way here. In NJ you only need to have a 99.6 fever, shortness of breath, and a cough to get tested in one of the drive ups.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    This is interesting. US Navy veteran in Iranian prison furloughed to the Swiss Embassy due to coronavirus concerns. Time to go get him!
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    https://news.yahoo.com/iran-furloughs-imprisoned-u-navy-234037064.html
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 757
    verb wrote: »
    This is interesting. US Navy veteran in Iranian prison furloughed to the Swiss Embassy due to coronavirus concerns. Time to go get him!
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    https://news.yahoo.com/iran-furloughs-imprisoned-u-navy-234037064.html

    Why was he in the can, for jaywalking?
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,503
    edited March 21
    So far, about 25k cases in the Us. Only roughly 270 deaths. That puts us at a tad over1% death rate. How is that curve comparable to Italy with their 8% death rate ?

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    edited March 21
    Not completely clear, but what I've read is that his charges are:
    • Insulting the Iranian Supreme Leader
    • Posting an image on social media of himself and a woman he was visiting in Iran
    WTH?
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    tonyb wrote: »
    So far, about 25k cases in the Us. Only roughly 270 deaths. That puts us at a tad over1% death rate. How is that curve comparable to Italy with their 8% death rate ?
    The graph only compares number of cases, and how they progress by number of days. Our graph will look much worse than Italy because we were far behind in testing, but are now attempting to correct that. So the number of cases will no doubt rise dramatically here.

    It is very difficult to compare death rates. In Italy, about 20% of identified cases have either died, or recovered. In the U.S., only 2% have died or recovered. So of all those that have been identified, but not recovered, many may yet die.

    The death rate in Italy is likely to go down (the worst cases may have died first), whereas in the U.S., it may increase. Only time will tell.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,185
    edited March 21
    Insight to the Italian Wuhan virus situation.
    https://uncoverdc.com/2020/03/20/why-italy/
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    Staffer at White House Tests Positive.

    Pence and his wife will be tested this afternoon as a precaution, but neither have had contact with the staffer recently.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,923
    I think the death rate in Iran is also very high. I suspect our death rate will increase as we learn more.
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    The U.S. case numbers from the John Hopkins University Tracker show that the U.S. now has the third highest number of cases in the world outside of China, behind Italy and Spain.

    At least this means that efforts to catch up on testing are making steady progress.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,465
    edited March 21
    And Rachel Maddow spews the truth? :s

    I just read that whole article and it makes "Common Sense" to anybody with 1/2 a kids brain.
    It IS why Italy is a hot spot for this virus's killing of many more than elsewhere.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    edited March 21
    I have never watched Rachel Maddow, ever, but she’s probably not as bad as Uncover DC.
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    Tony M wrote: »
    And Rachel Maddow spews the truth? :s

    I just read that whole article and it makes "Common Sense" to anybody with 1/2 a kids brain.
    It IS why Italy is a hot spot for this virus's killing of many more than elsewhere.
    It is overtly racist, and uses heresay instead of factual reporting.

    This is not racist? Where are the sources for the claims? They are pure fabrication.
    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese immigrants now live both legally and illegally in Italy, with 300K legally registered and many more illegal.

    Italy recently entered into a new economic partnership with China called “One belt, One road”
    China has revitalized northern Italian ports in order to transport goods more efficiently to the rest of Europe

    The mayor of Florence initiated a social media campaign called “Hug a Chinese” using Chinese produced video as an engine to dispel the “racism” against the Chinese in Italy
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