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  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,205 Member Member Posts: 8,205 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Fuzzipeg wrote: »
    While out this morning, (UK) a fellow customer was heard asking, " what is social distancing". How many weeks have we been living with virus related restrictions?

    I feel for our US friends, I'm in a county where there have been no deaths since the 15th of June, long may it last and happen in more areas. Too much to hope the virus will disappear overnight everywhere.

    I think we need "America/Britain/Polynesia/etc.'s Got Talent" to feature performers who explain social distancing and mask use, and a "Bachelor/Batchelorette" who quizes potential mates about coronavirus precautions, and . . . . ;)

    Or maybe the Masked Singer could explain it ... to music.
  • T1DCarnivoreRunnerT1DCarnivoreRunner Member Posts: 10,908 Member Member Posts: 10,908 Member
    Pre-print study on how long antibodies last.
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.09.20148429v1
    It's probably only a few months. Those people having Covid parties didn't even get much benefit.
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 7,943 Member Member Posts: 7,943 Member
    https://msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/hong-kong-adopts-its-strictest-ever-virus-measures-as-city-reels/ar-BB16HJ5o

    Hong Kong did an awesome job of limiting the first wave of the virus yet this second wave news does not sound good for those of us where the first wave is still increasing.
  • oocdc2oocdc2 Member Posts: 1,291 Member Member Posts: 1,291 Member
    https://msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/hong-kong-adopts-its-strictest-ever-virus-measures-as-city-reels/ar-BB16HJ5o

    Hong Kong did an awesome job of limiting the first wave of the virus yet this second wave news does not sound good for those of us where the first wave is still increasing.

    Maybe it's all relative--I do work in NJ, where they report 200-300 new cases daily--but I wouldn't say 40 new cases is "roaring" back, as the graph suggests. I think they can tighten up restrictions without the hysteric language.

    It is troubling that they can't explain the jump.
  • moonangel12moonangel12 Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member Member, Premium Posts: 854 Member
    I don't know who's worse, MSN, NYT, CNN or Fox.

    They are all selling something, so there's that. I suspect online stories are based on searches...so I wouldn't think they are necessarily good sources to read. So. Much. Drama.

    I agree 100%! I want facts, let me interpret them and add my own emotions... I don’t want numbers spun to make me feel what you want me to feel.

    A guy at my husband’s work is convinced this will disappear after the election. people actually think a WORLDWIDE pandemic is all because of OUR national election. I had heard about that theory circulating, but this is the first IRL example we have had.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,206 Member Member Posts: 2,206 Member
    Our case numbers in Washington state continue to rise at a rate of 500-700 per day, and of course that is only the people who have symptoms and get tested but not the large number of untested carriers on any given day.

    Population = 10 million
    Number of tests completed = 708,000
    Positive = 41,757
    Rate of positives = 5.9% (same as it's been all along)
    Percent of Deaths per positive cases = 3.4% (also about the same)
    New Hospitalizations around 40 or fewer per day
    Deaths averaging 4-6 per day

    The hospitalizations and deaths are down to lower levels than in early days. There are a lot of reasons why this is so and of course it could rocket up at any time, but that is our reality here today.

    I took this from the dashboard with lots of info from our DOH in Washington state:

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/DataDashboard


    Probably no one here cares much about our little corner, but it's a hopeful sign to me.

    I care. My dd lives in Seattle. Thank you for sharing that info!!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,668 Member Member Posts: 5,668 Member
    Our case numbers in Washington state continue to rise at a rate of 500-700 per day, and of course that is only the people who have symptoms and get tested but not the large number of untested carriers on any given day.

    Population = 10 million
    Number of tests completed = 708,000
    Positive = 41,757
    Rate of positives = 5.9% (same as it's been all along)
    Percent of Deaths per positive cases = 3.4% (also about the same)
    New Hospitalizations around 40 or fewer per day
    Deaths averaging 4-6 per day

    The hospitalizations and deaths are down to lower levels than in early days. There are a lot of reasons why this is so and of course it could rocket up at any time, but that is our reality here today.

    I took this from the dashboard with lots of info from our DOH in Washington state:

    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/DataDashboard


    Probably no one here cares much about our little corner, but it's a hopeful sign to me.

    No, that's interesting.

    My dad's county (Cowlitz) reported a jump in cases post 7/4, which is not great, but still are listing no deaths, so that's kind of amazing (it's reasonably rural). He seems to be behaving responsibly, for which I credit his wife.

    Illinois (pop 12.65 m) has had 2,041,440 tests, 155,506 positives, and 7,218 deaths. The overall positive rate is 7.6%, but in recent weeks it's been about 2.6% (it was up at 25% during the worst of it). Apparently nearly 20% of Chicago's pop has been tested (although of course one can catch it soon thereafter, as you have noted). Recent uptick in cases among 20-somethings is a bit worrisome (especially as we are opening up in a variety of ways). Today about 700 new cases and 25 deaths (which is way better than our numbers at one point).

    This, on the other hand, is encouraging, although I'm not getting my hopes up yet: https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-covid-19-vaccine-tests-20200714-zxn4u4q2tbfepczu5salzwerei-story.html
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Member Posts: 7,943 Member Member Posts: 7,943 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/man-fatally-shot-after-stabbing-in-fight-over-wearing-a-mask

    The local Walmart (KY/USA) has an employee standing under a tent with two huge fans blowing from behind him which moves the air from those going into the store away from the employee. When I came out there was no one nearby so I asked him what was his instructions were over masks.

    He said they were permitted to suggest wearing a mask per the governor's order but in no way were they to confront a customer with a demand to wear a mask to enter, shop and check out. KY does not want the expense to have police to walk along with the shoppers to physically force people to wear masks naturally plus not all shoppers are even required to wear a mask. The employee said he did not have the knowledge of who were exempt from the order so WM put in place the above mask enforcement policy to help prevent him from physical harm or even death. He and I agreed if people had breathing issues that exempted them from the mask order that it would be best if possible to have someone come shop on their behalf or let other staff pick the items and bring them out to the pick up location.


    That's ridiculous. A store should have the right to have whatever policies they want for people entering. Seems like either a cop-out by WM or an overreach by the state. And no, you don't need to have police "walk along with the shoppers" to have the store (esp one with security, as I would imagine WM has) enforce their own rules about who can enter and check out.

    Perhaps you are too removed from reality to have a valid opinion on the WM operations? WM stopped having security guards locally years ago perhaps for legal reasons. WM is enforcing their own rules about who can enter and check out. :)
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