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  • Mayor: ‘What we feared has now happened.’ National Guard called to assist Laurens hospital at full capacity [SC]

    01/09/2021 11:13:47 AM PST · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    WSPA News 7 ^ | January 9th, 2021 | Emily Smith
    LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn announced a healthcare emergency this week as Prisma Health Hospitals in the Upstate reach capacity, and said the National Guard has been called to assist what is becoming “a field medicine scenario.” In a recorded message, the mayor explained measures being taken at Laurens Hospital, saying the third floor has been converted to a surge area for COVID-19 patients to provide 29 extra beds. Workers are exploring other facilities to house patients, as critical care units are overflowing. “What we feared has now happened,” Senn said of hospitals being at...
  • Covid-19 hospitalization rates are dropping. That’s terrible news [consider the source and date]

    01/02/2021 9:50:19 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Special to The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2020 | Ashish Jha
    Every day, states report on how many new hospitalizations they had for covid patients. During September and October, as cases were rising, we could reliably predict how many people would be hospitalized based on the number of new diagnoses. Clinically, we know that after someone is diagnosed, it usually takes a few days before they get sick enough to be hospitalized.... But as we entered November, something began to change. For instance, on Nov. 1, the Covid Tracking Project’s seven-day average showed about 80,000 new cases – which we would predict should lead to about 2,800 new hospitalizations a week...
  • Canada to require negative test for people entering country [COVID]

    12/30/2020 10:43:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 30, 2020 | Rob Gillies
    The Canadian government said Wednesday that passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before they arrive in the country. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said the measure will be implemented in the next few days. Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and it has already banned all flights from the United Kingdom because of the new variant of COVID-19 spreading there. The decision came a day after the premier of Canada’s largest province said he had ordered his finance minister to end a Caribbean vacation he took at a time...
  • Police respond as maskless protesters force their way into Erewhon Market in Fairfax(Oh Noes!!!)

    12/30/2020 11:09:33 AM PST · by Vendome · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | Dec 29, 2020 | Carlos Saucedo, Erika Martin
    Los Angeles police responded after a mass of maskless demonstrators forced their way into an Erewhon Market in the Fairfax district Tuesday afternoon in protest of coronavirus restrictions. “We’re not here coughing everything, smearing everything,” Jason Traver said. “We just want to shop, we want to take our own precautions that we’ve been doing all of our lives, and we’ll be fine.” Officers stayed on scene to monitor the situation and ensure it didn’t escalate, but police said no arrests were made. After leaving Erewhon, some protesters walked to a nearby Trader Joe’s and claimed medical reasons for being maskless....
  • Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

    12/24/2020 12:47:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2020 | Marilynn Marchione
    Two new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Researchers found that people who made antibodies to the coronavirus were much less likely to test positive again for up to six months and maybe longer. The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. Researchers found that people with antibodies from natural infections were “at much lower risk … on the order of the same kind of protection you’d get from an effective vaccine,” of getting...
  • TN Gov. Bill Lee Bans Public Gatherings Exceeding 10, Asks Residents to Limit Holiday Events to Household

    12/21/2020 9:49:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is the latest state leader to urge residents to drastically limit their holiday gatherings by spending them only with members of the same household, signing an executive order limiting indoor public events to ten. In a Sunday evening address, the Republican governor identified Tennesee as “ground zero for a surge in sickness,” describing the ongoing pandemic as a “war.” Approximately 10,000 Tennesseans are getting sick daily, the governor said, largely attributing the spike to holiday gatherings — namely, the Thanksgiving gatherings
  • Coronavirus Erases Recent Wage Gains for Many California Workers, Report Finds(My income hammered 70%)

    12/16/2020 3:00:00 PM PST · by Vendome · 10 replies
    KQED ^ | 12/16/2020 | Jackie Botts
    In the five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income Californians had begun to see substantial wage gains that were slowly chipping away at the long-growing income inequality gap between the state's haves and have-nots. But the coronavirus pandemic is “likely stripping away many of these gains,” according to a new report from the Public Policy Institute of California. The current coronavirus-induced recession has hit low-income workers the hardest, while higher-income workers, largely able to work from home, have escaped relatively unscathed. And the extent of the job losses among low-wage workers — particularly African Americans, Latinos, workers without college degrees...
  • Rosie Perez had ‘terrifying’ COVID-19 a year ago

    12/01/2020 1:56:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    pagesix ^ | 12/01/2020 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Rosie Perez recently recalled her experience with the novel coronavirus, telling Uproxx she contracted the lethal virus a year ago. The 56-year-old actress, who currently stars in HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant,” said she “contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok,” to shoot the new series.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of COVID ‘surge within surge’ after Thanksgiving holiday travel; says ‘it’s not too late for all of us to do something’

    11/29/2020 10:38:45 AM PST · by matt04 · 73 replies
    Public health officials are bracing for a new round of COVID-19 case spikes as many Americans traveled and held large family gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday in defiance of mitigation guidance from the government, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned that as the nation heads into December, officials expect “we might see a surge superimposed on the surge we are already in.” “I don’t want to frighten people except to say it’s not too late at all for us to do something about this,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Fauci urged...
  • NJ Gov. Phil Murphy on Maskless Dining Confrontation: ‘I’d Prefer Folks to Be More Civil’

    11/25/2020 9:50:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) opened up on the viral confrontation caught on tape between his maskless dinner party and bystanders, who heckled him for dining out after he moved to retighten coronavirus restrictions and encouraged people to make their Thanksgiving plans “as small as possible.” “There’s no reason we should have to be having a political discussion about whether or not you’re wearing a mask. We were dining outdoors in the middle of our meal,” he said in a Tuesday appearance on CBS This Morning.
  • Vanity question: would you risk getting Covid if it meant that your kids' lives would be "normal"?

    11/23/2020 10:58:03 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 78 replies
    11/23/20 | Republicanprofessor
    So, here is my question. Would you be willing to risk catching Covid if it would mean that your kids and grandkids would have a "normal" life? I am 65, but otherwise I have no co-mobidities, and I am very healthy. I don't want to get the disease, but I would rather be sick for a few weeks if it would mean that life could get back to normal for my family. I am sick of my kids suffering inadequate online classes (for college and graduate courses), of cancelled weddings (twice for us thus far), of cancelled summer plans to...
  • Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf to join NJ, NY governors in ‘emergency summit' to discuss more possible COVID-19 restrictions

    11/13/2020 6:47:51 PM PST · by lightman · 62 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 13 November A.D. 2020 | Brent Johnson
    Gov. Tom Wolf will meet with the governors of New York, New Jersey and other northeastern states this weekend to discuss possibly coordinating new restrictions to help curb COVID-19 spread as as a second wave of the coronavirus grips the region. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the “emergency summit” on Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy’s office confirmed the meeting to NJ Advance Media, saying the discussion will be held virtually. “Governor Murphy looks forward to continuing our work with our regional partners to address the public health crisis,” spokesman Mahen Gunaratna said. The summit will also include the governors of...
  • Secretary Levine: PA ‘Not Considering A Shutdown' To Deal With Rising COVID-19 Cases

    11/12/2020 9:25:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    wesa.fm ^ | 11/11/2020 | KEVIN GAVIN, MARYLEE WILLIAMS & JULIA ZENKEVICH
    Pennsylvania reported nearly 16,000 additional cases of COVID-19 over the last week. The rate of positive tests are increasing and hospitalizations are on the rise. The state is in the midst of a fall resurgence, says Dr. Rachel Levine, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, but is better prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus than it was in the spring. On Monday, Pfizer announced its vaccine shows positive results, and the company plans to request emergency authorization later this month. Levine says Pennsylvania is already putting infrastructure in place to distribute vaccines when they come available.
  • LI couple identified after their wedding turned into COVID-19 superspreader event

    11/11/2020 7:11:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/11/2020 | Cydnie Piscatello and James Rugnetta
    The couple whose October nuptials on Long Island turned into a COVID-19 superspreader event — sickening at least 34 and resulting in the venue getting its liquor license yanked — has been identified, according to a report. Cydnie Piscatello and James Rugnetta tied the knot on Oct. 17 at North Fork Country Club in Suffolk County in front of 113 guests — more than double the legal limit for events during the pandemic, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Photos from the couple’s big day show the bride dressed in a white gown and groom in a navy tuxedo at the...
  • Volunteers who were first in the world to be given Pfizer's Covid vaccine reveal how the side effects gave them headaches & left them 'aching all over'

    11/10/2020 11:42:26 PM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 10 | By LUKE ANDREWS
    Volunteers on the Pfizer vaccine trial have compared the jab's side effects to a 'severe hangover' and said it left them with headaches, fever and muscle aches similar to the flu vaccine. One 45-year-old volunteer said the first dose left her suffering side effects similar to the flu jab but that her symptoms were 'more severe' after her second jab. Another volunteer, 44-year-old Glenn Deshields, said Pfizer's vaccine made him feel like he had a 'severe hangover' but that symptoms quickly cleared up. Carrie, a publicist from Missouri who asked for her last name not to be used, said she...
  • China Outshines U.S. as First Major Economy to Recover From Pandemic (MSM pro-China propaganda with fake statistics - proof inside)

    10/28/2020 9:13:50 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    Newsweak ^ | October 19, 2020 | Latoya Harding
    China's economy is leading the charge for a global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, overshadowing the United States which continues to reel from a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The world's second-largest economy grew 4.9 percent between July and September compared to the same quarter last year, according to government data. But economists had expected growth of 5.2 percent. During the first quarter of the year, China's economy shrank by 6.8 percent as the pandemic closed factories and manufacturing plants. It was China's first economic contraction since the recording of quarterly GDP data began in 1992. Yi Gang, China's central...
  • Germany and France announce new lockdowns as coronavirus cases spike in Europe

    10/28/2020 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2020 | The Associated Press
    Both Germany and France announced new nationwide lockdowns on Wednesday as Europe enters a deadly new phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Angela Merkel says German officials have agreed to a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and other leisure facilities in a bid to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. Merkel and the country's 16 state governors, who are responsible for imposing and easing restrictions, agreed on the partial lockdown in a videoconference Wednesday. It is set to take effect Monday and last until the end of November. Merkel said, "We must act, and now, to avoid...
  • US may not be back to normal until 2022, Fauci says

    10/28/2020 7:48:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | October 28, 2020 | Madeline Holcombe, Holly Yan and Amir Vera,
    As Covid-19 cases continue to jump during the fall surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's little chance of normalcy on the horizon. The US will have a vaccine in the next few months, but there's a chance a "substantial proportion of the people" won't be vaccinated until the second or third quarter of 2021, Fauci said. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reiterated caution on the nation's outlook. "I think it will be easily by the end of 2021, and perhaps even into the next year, before we start having some semblances of normality," Fauci...
  • I fled NYC amid COVID — and it was the worst decision of my life

    10/28/2020 4:28:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 28, 2020 | 5:33pm | Suzy Weiss
    They took off in a hurry — but these New Yorkers are on the express line back to the city. [cut] Turns out, not all New Yorkers are cut out for country living. “I was definitely not in farm-shape when I got there,” said Thacher, who briefly volunteered at a friend’s organic homestead. [cut] And so after testing out life in Massachusetts, Vermont and Beacon in upstate New York, Thacher settled on, well, Brooklyn. “It’s just so easy to walk places without having to plan things out. You can stumble upon bars or restaurants and not be on a script...
  • Fauci: The US is still in the first wave of COVID-19

    10/26/2020 10:08:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    financeyahoo ^ | 10/26/2020 | Anjalee Khemlani
    Scroll back up to restore default view. Yahoo Finance Fauci: The US is still in the first wave of COVID-19 Anjalee Khemlani Anjalee Khemlani·Senior Reporter Mon, October 26, 2020, 11:01 AM CDT·3 mins read The U.S. is well into its third peak of the coronavirus, marking a new record for daily cases at more than 83,000 over the weekend. The total case count has surpassed 8.6 million and the death toll rose above 225,000. Globally, more than 43 million have been affected with more than 1.1 million dead. In recent days, some experts and reports have referred to this as...