COVID-19 in the United States

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by FlammableFlower » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:45 pm

So, Don Jr's girlfriend has tested positive, with accompanying claims that's she's been nowhere near anyone important...

Secondly, the fetishisation of personal freedoms continues unabated, with a Kansas newspaper featuring a cartoon likening the governor's mask-wearing order to being forced onto holocaust train transport. FFS.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by FlammableFlower » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 am

Just to add to the fun in the US - it's currently forecast to be a very active hurricane season. They've just got the earliest ever "F"-named storm - and in July instead of September as it is on average... if they do get some nasty hurricanes then attempting to deal them on top of COVID is going to prove very difficult.

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Post by jimbob » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am

FlammableFlower wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 am
Just to add to the fun in the US - it's currently forecast to be a very active hurricane season. They've just got the earliest ever "F"-named storm - and in July instead of September as it is on average... if they do get some nasty hurricanes then attempting to deal them on top of COVID is going to prove very difficult.
Yes, I was thinking about the additional problems with the usual run of natural disasters
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by Woodchopper » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:58 am

By my count 100 Florida hospitals are at 90% or above ICU capacity.
https://bi.ahca.myflorida.com/t/ABICC/v ... y&:embed=y

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Post by headshot » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:12 pm

They could just nuke the citizens instead of the hurricanes, that'll bring the Covid AND Hurricane season death toll right down.

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Post by badger » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm

Sorry if posted elsewhere but this thread on case increase versus deaths https://mobile.twitter.com/DKThomp/stat ... 5493145605
was useful to me - have not read the full article that it summarises yet though.
article linky for the twitter phobes

Of the many things that jumped out was that
In FL, median age of new cases fell from 65 in March to 21 last week
which is....quite a fall and will be interesting to see if anything similar happens here in the UK.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by badger » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:17 pm

badger wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Sorry if posted elsewhere but this thread on case increase versus deaths https://mobile.twitter.com/DKThomp/stat ... 5493145605
was useful to me - have not read the full article that it summarises yet though.
article linky for the twitter phobes

Of the many things that jumped out was that
In FL, median age of new cases fell from 65 in March to 21 last week
which is....quite a fall and will be interesting to see if anything similar happens here in the UK.
Hmmm, seems his own figures don't back him up. It went down to 34 on 26 June (if that counts as "last week"). Still a fall mind, but seems a bit more plausible.
http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partn ... latest.pdf

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by monkey » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:52 pm

FlammableFlower wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:16 am
Just to add to the fun in the US - it's currently forecast to be a very active hurricane season. They've just got the earliest ever "F"-named storm - and in July instead of September as it is on average... if they do get some nasty hurricanes then attempting to deal them on top of COVID is going to prove very difficult.
And the states that are typically at risk of hurricanes aren't doing very much to combat the covids, or seem to have stopped trying at least.
headshot wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:12 pm
They could just nuke the citizens instead of the hurricanes, that'll bring the Covid AND Hurricane season death toll right down.
If someone has tested positive for the covids when the bomb drops, does that count as a co-morbidity?

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Post by headshot » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:00 pm

Did they die *of* nuclear holocaust or *with* nuclear holocaust?

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Post by Woodchopper » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:59 am

Nice thread on the links between infection and social behaviour, using restaurant bookings as a proxy for the latter
https://twitter.com/trvrb/status/127918 ... 23333?s=21

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Post by Woodchopper » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 am

The total percent positive of all tests – including people who have been tested on multiple days – was 20.72%.
https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/flori ... passes-20/

Looks bad. Suggests that they’re testing a lot of people who are symptomatic rather than finding more cases because of mass testing in the population.

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Post by Woodchopper » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:50 am

Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms — sometimes for several hours or multiple days — as they scramble to open additional intensive care beds for the wave of seriously ill people streaming through their doors, according to internal numbers shared with NBC News and ProPublica.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/al ... 9-n1233430

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Post by Woodchopper » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:52 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 am
The total percent positive of all tests – including people who have been tested on multiple days – was 20.72%.
https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/flori ... passes-20/

Looks bad. Suggests that they’re testing a lot of people who are symptomatic rather than finding more cases because of mass testing in the population.
33% in Miami county

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/cor ... index.html

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Post by headshot » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:04 pm

Woodchopper wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:21 am
The total percent positive of all tests – including people who have been tested on multiple days – was 20.72%.
https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/flori ... passes-20/

Looks bad. Suggests that they’re testing a lot of people who are symptomatic rather than finding more cases because of mass testing in the population.
Or retesting people who were already confirmed positive?

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by jimbob » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:12 pm

badger wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:17 pm
badger wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Sorry if posted elsewhere but this thread on case increase versus deaths https://mobile.twitter.com/DKThomp/stat ... 5493145605
was useful to me - have not read the full article that it summarises yet though.
article linky for the twitter phobes

Of the many things that jumped out was that
In FL, median age of new cases fell from 65 in March to 21 last week
which is....quite a fall and will be interesting to see if anything similar happens here in the UK.
Hmmm, seems his own figures don't back him up. It went down to 34 on 26 June (if that counts as "last week"). Still a fall mind, but seems a bit more plausible.
http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partn ... latest.pdf
Now looking bad in the US


https://twitter.com/COVID19Tracking/sta ... 60416?s=20
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

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Post by dyqik » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:16 pm

California has just locked down again, banning all indoor dining, closing bars, movie theaters, etc.

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Post by Vertigowooyay » Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:10 pm

America: “f.ck. How could things be worse”

Andrew Wakefield: “Step aside citizen.”

https://edzardernst.com/2020/07/ex-doct ... -covid-19/
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Post by Martin Y » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:41 am

All the clamour about how mask-wearing is politicised and grown adults are having hilarious toddler tantrum meltdowns over being required to wear them centres on the US, but in an item about the phenomenon something unexpected pops up:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53477121

A chart of the percentage of people in various countries who say they wear a mask. US: 73% UK: 36%

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by dyqik » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:34 pm

Back over 1000 deaths today (usually one of the lower non-weekend affected days). Just as Trump goes back on air to say how well he's doing.

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Re: COVID-19 in the United States

Post by FlammableFlower » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:01 pm

President Trump on Tuesday struck a more pessimistic tone than usual about the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, while maintaining that progress is being made toward a vaccine and therapeutics.

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” he told reporters at a coronavirus briefing held at the White House. “Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”
Has someone finally got through to him? I suspect they just related it to polling figures to get him to change tack...

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