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  • [vanity] Have U.S. COVID-19 deaths peaked?

    04/06/2020 3:19:37 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 20 replies
    The last 5 days of U.S. new death numbers show no statistically significant rise (the slope is smaller than its standard error). A logistic fit to daily cumulative deaths since March 12 puts the peak rate at yesterday (with an eventual final total of 19,000 deaths).
  • China Floods Facebook With Ads Blaming Trump For Chinese Virus

    04/06/2020 3:14:10 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-6-2020 | Pam Key
    Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political ads blaming President Donald Trump for the Wuhan coronavirus. Facebook said in a statement that it was an “error” that the ads were not classified as political and is correcting them. The Telegraph reports that Chinese state media has been posting undisclosed political ads to Facebook and Instagram in an attempt to downplay China’s role in the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and blaming President Donald Trump. Three Chinese state media outlets, Xinhua, China Central Television, and the Global Times, have targeted ads towards users across the world in English,...
  • Woody Harrelson Among Stars Sharing Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Tied to 5G

    04/06/2020 3:07:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 5, 2020 | Lee Brown
    Wild conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic are being blamed for a spate of attacks on UK cellphone towers — and are even being spread by celebrities such as Woody Harrelson. Fires at towers in Birmingham, Liverpool and Belfast have all been blamed on the conspiracy theories, UK officials said. The theories have ranged from 5G signals causing the virus, to the contagion being started as a cover-up for health maladies related to the networks. UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove damned the tales as “dangerous nonsense” while noting that the damaged phone lines are crucial for emergency...
  • FCC Cites First Amendment to Reject Demand by Leftist 'Free Press' Group to Censor President Trump and Talk Radio Over Coronavirus

    04/06/2020 2:57:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | 04/06/20 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Federal Communications Commission on Monday rejected a petition by a far left group that calls itself the “Free Press” demanding an investigation of broadcasters carrying talk radio and airing live President Trump’s daily COVID-19 Chinese coronavirus task force briefings with the goal of censoring Trump and conservative talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh. The petition accused Trump of pushing a hoax by promoting the possible treatment of the coronavirus by a commonly used drug and accused Limbaugh and other talk radio hosts of downplaying threat of the virus. FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry succinctly summarized the response to the...
  • Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid

    04/06/2020 1:55:32 PM PDT · by rintintin · 82 replies
    AP ^ | April 6 2020 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves. They disinfect keypads, freezer handles and checkout counters as hundreds of people weave around them, sometimes standing too close for comfort amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some work for hours behind clear plastic barriers installed at checkout counters, bulwarks against sudden sneezes or coughs that can propel germs. They aren’t doctors or nurses, yet they have been praised for their dedication by Pope Francis, former U.S. President Barack Obama and countless people on social media,...
  • India Likely To Clear Key Drug Hydroxychloroquine Export Amid Global Pressure

    04/06/2020 2:07:50 PM PDT · by billorites · 8 replies
    New Delhi TV ^ | April 6, 2020 | Sunhil Prabhu
    New Delhi: Amid rising pressure to allow exports of an anti-malarial drug being tested on patients infected with coronavirus, the government is likely to take a decision tomorrow and clear the move after calculating sufficient stocks for the country, sources have told NDTV. Last month, India had banned the export of hydroxychloroquine and formulations of the malaria drug while experts test its efficacy in helping treat COVID-19 patients. There are currently no approved treatments, or preventive vaccines for COVID-19, the highly contagious, sometimes deadly respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, is among the medications undergoing testing as...
  • Democratic Michigan Lawmaker Praises Trump, Anti-Malaria Drug For Saving Her

    04/06/2020 2:08:46 PM PDT · by rintintin · 45 replies ^ | April 6 2020 | Deadline Detroit
    It's not often that you get a Democratic politician who praises President Donald Trump. Then again, these are extraordinary times. Democratic State Rep. Karen Whitsett of Detroit credits Trump for touting hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug, which she says saved her in a battle with the coronavirus, Paul Egan of the Detroit Free Press reports. (at
  • Trump approval solid at 51%, 'producing results' in virus war

    04/06/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | | April 06, 2020 10:58 AM | by Paul Bedard
    A majority of voters continue to approve of President Trump despite a media onslaught driven by the rise in deaths from the coronavirus, according to a new national survey provided to Secrets. In the latest Zogby Analytics survey, 51% approve of Trump’s job, while 47% do not. A 51% approval rating is considered the level needed for reelection. And while the survey found that the public isn’t ready to blame the president for the mounting virus crisis, his handling of the issue is under water slightly: 48% approve, and 52% disapprove. “There is no doubt there have been major mishaps...
  • My Pastor Is Asking Christians To Fast And Pray

    04/06/2020 2:44:58 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 10 replies
    Fellowship Bible Church (San Antonio, TX) ^ | 04-06-2020 | Russell Schwarz
    Pastor Russell Schwarz of the Fellowship Bible Church in San Antonio, TX is calling for a day of fasting and prayer to combat the coronavirus and ask for the Lord's intervention in this world crisis. Here is his email: ============================== IT IS TIME TO FAST AND PRAY!! "'Even now,' declares the Lord, 'return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.' Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity." - Joel 2:12-13 I am calling on all to join...
  • Lincoln and Trump and Freedom.

    04/06/2020 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    When President Lincoln told America that America needed to give freedom to the slaves not everyone was ready to hear him. Honest Abe was right. Because freedom is right. Now Donald Trump has told America that America and America’s great sports are not built for lockdown. Yes, this Coronavirus can kill many people. But while that happens many more can become immune. But how much more debt can the American economy stand? What happens to America, to Americans, to American freedom and to the world if American debt spirals out of control? I dont know for sure. Can anyone...
  • Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after condition worsens

    04/06/2020 12:23:01 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 101 replies
    Sky News ^ | y 6 April 2020
    Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his condition worsened, Downing Street has said. The prime minister has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him "where necessary". A Number 10 spokesman said: "Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital.
  • PM in Intensive Care as Virus Symptoms Worsen

    04/06/2020 1:38:12 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 4-6-20
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms "worsened", Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving "excellent care". Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", the spokesman added. The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with "persistent symptoms" on Sunday evening. A No 10 statement read: "The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. "Over...
  • President Trump and Coronavirus Task Force News Conference 4/6/20 – 5:00 P.M. (Eastern)

    04/06/2020 2:01:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 209 replies ^ | 04/06/20 | President Donald J Trump and others
    President Trump and Coronavirus Task Force News Conference 4/6/20 – 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) The White House RSBN Diamond and Silk - via RSBN Golden State Times FOX 10 Phoenix FOX News C-SPAN Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020 “President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump...
  • Wuhan Coronavirus: 30 countries request India for medicine supplies | Gravitas

    04/06/2020 1:47:03 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 8 replies
    WION Youtube Channel ^ | May 6, 2020 | WION News
    30 countries have requested India to lift the ban on the export for a medicine - that could potentially help in curing Coronavirus patients. Can India export key medicines to the world right now, while ensuring there is enough for Indians?
  • Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter SARS COV-2

    04/06/2020 1:34:55 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 78 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | 04/06/2020 | AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
    Both surgical and cotton masks were found to be ineffective for preventing the dissemination of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19. A study conducted at two hospitals in Seoul, South Korea, found that when COVID-19 patients coughed into either type of mask, droplets of virus were released to the environment and external mask surface. A brief research report is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. During respiratory viral infection, face masks are thought to prevent transmission, leading health care experts to recommend their use during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a shortage of both N95 and surgical masks, which...
  • Medical group endorses anti-malarial (hydroxychloroquine) drug treatment for coronavirus patients - First such recommendation

    04/06/2020 11:23:41 AM PDT · by nwrep · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 6, 2020 | Carl Campanille
    America’s major medical society specializing in the treatment of respiratory diseases has endorsed using hydroxychloroquine for seriously ill hospitalized coronavirus patients. The American Thoracic Society issued guidelines Monday that suggest COVID-19 patients with pneumonia get doses of the anti-malaria drug. “To prescribe hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) to hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia if all of the following apply: a) shared decision-making is possible, b) data can be collected for interim comparisons of patients who received hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) versus those who did not, c) the illness is sufficiently severe to warrant investigational therapy, and d) the drug is not in short...
  • Today's numbers look like they may be lower limit of ADJUSTED best case

    04/06/2020 1:25:15 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 10 replies
    IHME COVID-19 Projections ^ | 04/06/20 | IHME
    At this time, states reporting on worldometer are 1046 deaths today. States not reporting yet will come in about 100, estimate up, say 150, gives a daily total of about 1196. Assuming reporting is a day late, the range from INME is 1166. Other metrics coming in low - NY hospital beds, NY peaking, etc. I've been watching Maine, which is at the bottome of the range - namely zero deaths. The "probable range" cone is so big as to be useless.
  • Virus Divided Into two Different Groups: Scientists

    04/06/2020 1:21:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Vietnam News ^ | April, 06/2020
    The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has evolved and divided into two different groups, according to the latest study of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Professor Lê Thị Quỳnh Mai, deputy director of the institute said the scientists had conducted the study after it cultivated and isolated the virus since Việt Nam recorded the first people positive with the virus. Mai said at first, patients mostly returned from Asian countries but now the patients mostly had been in European countries. The virus Việt Nam isolated in COVID-19 patients coming from Europe was found to be...
  • Biden’s offer to help coronavirus efforts making governors’ jobs ‘difficult’

    04/06/2020 1:20:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/06/2020 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — In the early hours of Monday morning, Joe Biden’s campaign sent an email to state leaders offering to connect them with desperately needed coronavirus resources. But at least two Republican states believe they never got the email, while one governor’s office said the campaign’s efforts to insert themselves in the pandemic was only making their jobs harder. In the email obtained by The Post, Biden’s political chief of staff Stacy Eichner told state officials that the former veep’s presidential campaign had received a “significant number of offers” from organizations and people eager to offer resource
  • Janet Yellen: Unemployment is Likely Around 13% Right Now

    04/06/2020 11:13:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2020 | JOHN CARNEY
    “This is a huge, unprecedented, devastating hit,” Yellen said. “My hope is that we will get back to business as quickly as possible.” Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen estimated Monday that the unemployment rate would probably be as high as 12 to 13 percent if we had a real-time gauge for joblessness. Yellen also said that the economy will probably contract around 30 percent because of the coronavirus and related measures that have shut down large segments of the economy in pursuit of social distancing the control the spread of the disease. Yellen described the recent reports of initial...