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Hello everyone, and I had the opportunity to visit Cassandra at Buffalo Children's today. As mentioned she is off the Ecmo machine and doing most of the work. It will take some time for her to heal. S

I have stayed away from this forum for a long time, and most know my politics...tonight was important for our country. Trump was up to it so far. Fantastic job.     

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34 minutes ago, Joe in Winslow said:

 

New York times = auto ignore.

 

You should know better.

 

Maybe they can share some more information from additional intelligence reports that don't exist....

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1 minute ago, ~Kostabi~ said:

ain't this the truth though

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On the other side of that image you could put needles, hospitals, pharmaceuticals and the like with their cost. It really is amazing. 

1 minute ago, billsfan1959 said:

 

Maybe they can share some more information from additional intelligence reports that don't exist....


The Times has some of the best pure data tracking on Covid in America out there. It’s actually the best for a view of all state and metro data. 
 

You can find better data in your own state by drilling down your local health department but the times compilation of all the states, counties, and cities is excellent and clearly presented. Except for my own state, I use theirs for US data and the Worldometer for world data. 

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6 minutes ago, shoshin said:

 

My theory but based on facts. Think of it more like this. NYC is the hub. Multiple people traveling into the hub are getting it and spreading it to other multiple people in the metro area seeding those burbs. Some people distance and pressure their peers to distance and wear masks etc sooner and have better outcomes. 
 

No place is like NYC in America. It has 12 of the most dense areas in the top 20 in America. Including the top 8 with NYC itself in at #6 with its 8M people. And a population where public transport and general crowding is unparalleled. 
 

It has no American analogy even in Philly, Chicago, Boston, or LA and if those cities shut down before their case counts got as high as NY, then they would have less impact. This appears to be the case. Only Detroit and New Orleans seem to be on any trajectory like NYC.  
 

 

The health systems couldn’t keep up good standards of care I’m sure. There’s bed capacity and then there’s actual good care. What happened in Italy in particular was a total swamping of their system. Happened in NYC to a lesser extent. 
 

 

It did and is so far. Italy, Spain, France, and the UK are getting hammered. Germany is doing well but they have better care and are culturally different, as are the Northern European countries. 
 

Japan and India pop my reasoning though. Japan maybe is culture but that can’t explain 38M people living in Tokyo and the entire country having less than 10 dead a day. And India? They should be getting destroyed. Maybe they are and the data sucks frankly. But if not, that really makes no sense. Korea is another great outlier as we know. 

 

We need to look at all the outliers and figure out why. Smarter minds are at work on this. 

 

Suffolk County is not dense at all, yet it had the fastest growing infection rate in the area, and that happened after the March 13 lockdown.  Bergen County isn’t dense.  Why didn’t the spread continue downward in NJ counties beyond immediate NYC commuters?  Why didn’t this happen to the Philly suburbs?  NY is not the only major metro area where people rely on mass transit.

 

Italy has a good health system that got overwhelmed by hospitalizations.  Germany never got overwhelmed because a much smaller proportion of infections needed hospitalization. Why the difference? Why wasn’t neighboring Switzerland overwhelmed?

 

There are still more questions than answers in the randomness of this virus. 

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17 minutes ago, shoshin said:


On the other side of that image you could put needles, hospitals, pharmaceuticals and the like with their cost. It really is amazing. 


The Times has some of the best pure data tracking on Covid in America out there. It’s actually the best for a view of all state and metro data. 
 

You can find better data in your own state by drilling down your local health department but the times compilation of all the states, counties, and cities is excellent and clearly presented. Except for my own state, I use theirs for US data and the Worldometer for world data. 


Enjoy. I have no use for the Times.

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1 hour ago, Joe in Winslow said:

 

New York times = auto ignore.

 

You should know better.

 

He doesn't. He's been running from this place since his take on Russia/Trump turned out to be 100% incorrect. 

(And his take on Russia was 100% wrong because he took sources like the NYT at their word rather than thinking for himself)

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Hello everyone, and I had the opportunity to visit Cassandra at Buffalo Children's today. As mentioned she is off the Ecmo machine and doing most of the work. It will take some time for her to heal. She gets better every day. Prayers and time will help her heal. We don't know yet what virus did this. It was not covid. She was tested a few times for that and all negative. Thank you for all the outreach and we will keep you posted. My best advice to parents is tell your children you love them everyday. You never know what the next day will bring. Easter is a special holiday happening tomorrow. Please cherish and make it the best for your children and yourselves. It will be a hard holiday for us to get through but we will make the best of it. Your outreach has been extremely powerful and it is helping us get through this hard and difficult time so thank you and Happy Easter.

 

Ya looks like not covid. But telling my sister, got to keep her away from this virus. Might agrument with her, she might hate me. After fighting something bad. But glad she is doing better.  Worries me if a nurse or doctor infected or dirty clothes (from working someone else) get her infected. This virus is scary after a person struggling thru something else fighting else. Worries me.

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1 hour ago, B-Man said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stores here are limiting the amount of people in the store at the same time and ensuring everyone washes their hands before walking in.  I also started wearing a mask to be on the safer side.

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2 hours ago, meazza said:


Stores here are limiting the amount of people in the store at the same time and ensuring everyone washes their hands before walking in.  I also started wearing a mask to be on the safer side.

 

Mask use is important for you to keep other people safe. We should all be doing g it in crowds for a while. 

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Someone yesterday was posting they thought the virus was already spread to 75% of the US population. A claim that cannot be true. 
 

Random testing of 1500 people in Austria and (unsure sample size) in Iceland shows 0.33 and 0.45% positive cases respectively. For those countries, 75% is is about 75% too high. 
 

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/coronavirus-study-finds-twice-as-many-infections-in-austria-than-earlier-thought-11586523316

 

Our infection rate in some areas is higher maybe but what we are seeing now is a really small wave of infections, and that’s the danger. 

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11 hours ago, Joe in Winslow said:

 

New York times = auto ignore.

 

You should know better.

The US has about 30 percent of global cases and recent daily tallies are 35-40 percent of the new cases. 
No...it’s not the testing ...our per capita testing is still very low.

Hard to ignore those numbers look tremendous in any manner.

You should know better....but sick Internet forum burn tho!

 

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9 hours ago, B-Man said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are very valid economic reason to end the lockdown. The medical claims of that article are complete nonsense. Ending the lockdown right now likely causes more deaths and possibly overburdens the system. It needs to end at some point, but let’s not act as if we’ve solved the problem, and our actions haven’t reduced infections. It does need to end, I just hate to see it end too soon. Articles like that get many of the facts wrong imo. 

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On 4/10/2020 at 8:07 PM, Magox said:


If you are going to go that route then virtually every governor failed as well.  Considering they were all warned by Trumps task force beforehand and hardly any of them took action.

 

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I blamed some others in my last response to you.  Yes, anyone who allowed large social gatherings deserves blame.  That doesn't absolve trump though.  That's the old "but they did it too" excuse....

 

This is an interesting editorial by the guy who recommended the pandemic czar position on the NSC.  There's a lot in it and he published it Jan 30th.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/now-trump-needs-deep-state-fight-coronavirus/605752/

 

My issue all along is that trump was more concerned about the economy early on than the impact from the virus.  More and more is coming out to support this point.  Navarro’s memo around the same time as the editorial above.  A recent NYT piece about that debate within the admin:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-response-takeaways.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0KiZKRBk_vcqWIkcajX_LOO1Nlmy4diaGmecuBIT1J-k6ncJDMjMrcoaM

 

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As he prepared to give an Oval Office address on the evening of March 11, Mr. Trump continued to resist calls for social distancing, school closures and other steps that would imperil the economy. Seeking to understand the potential effects on the stock market and the economy, he reached out to prominent investors like Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm.

During an Oval Office meeting, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stressed that the economy would be ravaged by such measures. Robert C. O’Brien, the national security adviser, who had been worried about the virus for weeks, sounded exasperated as he told Mr. Mnuchin that the economy would be destroyed regardless if officials did nothing.  Later, Mr. Trump reflected on that period of debate among his advisers, saying: “Everybody questioned it for a while, not everybody, but a good portion questioned it,” adding: “They said, let’s keep it open. Let’s ride it.”

 

 

Wall Street finally slapped him in the face when the market tanked after the Fed cut rates to zero (and trump was so giddy that night saying wall street would be happy).  He finally started acting presidential in that Monday presser, and I said that in a post here.  Unfortunately, he’s taking it to another extreme, using the daily presser as his campaign events….

 

There is no doubt that the virus was going to hit, and I don’t think many lives could’ve been saved had the virus taken precedent with him March 1st instead of March 16th (the real damage was done by the CDC/FDA testing fiasco during February)  However, it is clear to me that he changed after that, and his statements throughout indicate this. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, TPS said:

I blamed some others in my last response to you.  Yes, anyone who allowed large social gatherings deserves blame.  That doesn't absolve trump though.  That's the old "but they did it too" excuse....

 

 

 

This is an interesting editorial by the guy who recommended the pandemic czar position on the NSC.  There's a lot in it and he published it Jan 30th.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/now-trump-needs-deep-state-fight-coronavirus/605752/

 

 

 

My issue all along is that trump was more concerned about the economy early on than the impact from the virus.  More and more is coming out to support this point.  Navarro’s memo around the same time as the editorial above.  A recent NYT piece about that debate within the admin:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-response-takeaways.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0KiZKRBk_vcqWIkcajX_LOO1Nlmy4diaGmecuBIT1J-k6ncJDMjMrcoaM

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Street finally slapped him in the face when the market tanked after the Fed cut rates to zero (and trump was so giddy that night saying wall street would be happy).  He finally started acting presidential in that Monday presser, and I said that in a post here.  Unfortunately, he’s taking it to another extreme, using the daily presser as his campaign events….

 

 

 

There is no doubt that the virus was going to hit, and I don’t think many lives could’ve been saved had the virus taken precedent with him March 1st instead of March 16th (the real damage was done by the CDC/FDA testing fiasco during February)  However, it is clear to me that he changed after that, and his statements throughout indicate this. 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve always been a non-partisan thinker, as I believe there is right and wrong regardless of party affiliation. Honestly, no one got this right. There are no hero’s in this story, except for the first responders and people working the front lines. China and then much of the Western world failed with an adequate response. No one was prepared, it’s as simple as that. 

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Religious people getting people sick 

 

 

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court on Saturday struck down a Republican-led effort to allow the continuation of in-person church services across the state despite the governor's ban on such gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus — what has been called the "War over Easter" here — as the virus-related death toll continued to rise.

Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, recently expanded a state stay-at-home order to limit church events to 10 people after state public health officials traced coronavirus outbreaks, and three deaths, to four religious gatherings. Kansas has recorded 1,268 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 55 deaths related to the virus, according to the state's Department of Health and Environment.

Republican lawmakers on the state's legislative council revoked Kelly's order on Wednesday — effectively allowing churches to hold regular services on Easter — saying that the order infringed on religious liberty. Kelly then took the matter to court, calling the Republican action "shockingly irresponsible."

 

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3 hours ago, SirAndrew said:

I’ve always been a non-partisan thinker, as I believe there is right and wrong regardless of party affiliation. Honestly, no one got this right. There are no hero’s in this story, except for the first responders and people working the front lines. China and then much of the Western world failed with an adequate response. No one was prepared, it’s as simple as that. 

China had information that they withheld.  Maybe nobody got this right, but some were more wrong than others.  

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4 minutes ago, SirAndrew said:

I’ve always been a non-partisan thinker, as I believe there is right and wrong regardless of party affiliation. Honestly, no one got this right. There are no hero’s in this story, except for the first responders and people working the front lines. China and then much of the Western world failed with an adequate response. No one was prepared, it’s as simple as that. 

 

China didn't just have an inadequate response, they lied to the rest of the world about the scope and severity of the virus and sold ineffective/defective PPE to other countries trying to deal with it. 

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