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  • The scientist whose doomsday pandemic model predicted Armageddon just walked back the Apocalyptic predictions

    03/26/2020 2:55:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/25/20 | Madeline Osborn
    British scientist Neil Ferguson ignited the world’s drastic response to the novel Wuhan coronavirus when he published the bombshell report predicting 2.2 million Americans and more than half a million Brits would be killed. After both the U.S. and U.K. governments effectively shut down their citizens and economies, Ferguson is walking back his doomsday scenarios. Ferguson’s report from Imperial College, which White House and other officials took seriously, said that if the U.S. and U.K. did not shut down for 18 months, and isolation measures were not taken, “we would expect a peak in mortality (daily deaths) to occur after approximately 3...
  • Britain's coronavirus crisis could last until Spring 2021 with up to 8MILLION people - or 15% of the population - hospitalised, secret NHS briefing reveals - as death toll leaps 14 in a day to 35

    03/15/2020 8:05:08 PM PDT · by NRx · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03-15-2020 | Joe Middleton
    Britain's coronavirus crisis could last until Spring 2021 and see 7.9million people hospitalised, a secret briefing for senior NHS figures has revealed. The document, seen by The Guardian newspaper, shows that health chiefs expect the virus to last for another 12 months, and details how it will impact key staff in the NHS, police and fire brigade. It says: 'As many as 80% of the population are expected to be infected with Covid-19 in the next 12 months, and up to 15% (7.9 million people) may require hospitalisation.' It is understood the document was drawn up in recent days by...
  • Italy hit with one-day record 368 new coronavirus deaths

    03/15/2020 1:09:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Today, 8:08 pm | Dmitry Zaks
    ROME, Italy (AFP) — Italy on Sunday reported a one-day record death toll and leaders warned of a bed and artificial respirator shortage in the European epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Official data showed the number of fatalities shooting up by 368 to 1,809 — more than half of all the cases recorded outside China. The Vatican took the drastic step of cancelling Easter week celebrations that were set to begin on April 5 as the country of 60 million braced for an extended crisis. Only occasional joggers and a few locals carrying grocery bags could be seen on the...
  • Italy reports 3,590 more coronavirus cases, its biggest one-day increase

    03/15/2020 1:35:29 PM PDT · by cba123 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Today | Justine Coleman
    Italy on Sunday reported its biggest one-day increase in cases and deaths throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Italy recorded 3,590 cases and 398 deaths in a 24 hour period, Italy's Civil Protection chief Angelo Borelli announced Sunday, The Associated Press reported. In total, the country has confirmed more than 24,700 cases and more than 1,800 deaths. (Please see full story at the link)
  • Coronavirus in the US: State-by-state breakdown

    03/14/2020 7:19:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 183 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/20 | Alexandria Hein, David Aaro
    -Washington: 457 cases, 31 deaths -New York: 328 cases -California: 198 cases (174 non-repatriated), 4 deaths -Massachusetts: 108 cases -Colorado: 45 cases -Florida: 42 cases, 2 deaths (NOTE: not included in the total are out of state residents who are diagnosed & quarantined in FL) -Georgia: 32 cases, 1 death -Illinois: 32 cases -Oregon: 30 cases -New Jersey: 29 cases, 1 death -Texas: 28 cases -Pennsylvania: 22 cases -Louisiana: 19 cases -Tennessee: 18 cases -Virginia: 18 cases -Iowa: 16 cases -North Carolina: 15 cases -Indiana: 12 cases -Maryland: 12 cases -Michigan: 12 cases -South Carolina: 12 cases -Kentucky: 11 cases...
  • Princess Cruises Cancels All Voyages for Two Months

    03/12/2020 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 50 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 12, 2020 2:50 pm ET | Dave Sebastian and Erin Ailworth
    Princess Cruises canceled all its voyages for the next two months and will cut short some current trips, after two of its ships suffered coronavirus outbreaks. It is the first ocean carrier to suspend sailings as a result of coronavirus. The suspension applies to voyages departing March 12 to May 10, Princess said Thursday. The cruise line is owned by Carnival Corp. Current trips with less than five days remaining will continue, but those extending beyond March 17 will be cut short.
  • Corona Virus daily thread #16

    03/13/2020 11:11:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 2,171 replies
    Yesterday's thread is here:
  • The Worst-Case Estimate for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths

    03/13/2020 7:15:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 118 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2020 | Sheri Fink
    Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and epidemic experts from universities around the world conferred last month... Between 160 million and 214 million people in the U.S. could be infected over the course of the epidemic, according to one projection. That could last months or even over a year, with infections concentrated in shorter periods, staggered across time in different communities, experts said. As many as 200,000 to 1.7 million people could die. And, the calculations based on the C.D.C.’s scenarios suggested, 2.4 million to 21 million people in the U.S. could require hospitalization, potentially crushing...
  • When Will the US Lockdown Over Covid-19? How Long Will Quarantines Last? Here’s What the Patterns Show Us

    03/12/2020 10:29:28 PM PDT · by amorphous · 100 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 12 March | Daisy Luther
    Yesterday the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic (like we didn’t already know this.) As well, President Trump addressed the nation, closing American borders to all flights from Europe and announcing some ways he intends to help the people of the United States financially. In unofficial terms, this is sh#t getting real. Things are going to get worse – possibly much worse – before they get better. Illness completely aside, this will cause financial problems that many folks will feel for years after the pandemic is over. The biggest question people are asking now is, “When?” When will...
  • Short-staffed and undersupplied, coronavirus crisis strains Seattle area’s capacity to deliver care

    03/12/2020 10:56:15 PM PDT · by Mariner · 101 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 12th, 2020 | By Evan Bush and Daniel Gilbert
    Amid the first signs that the novel coronavirus was spreading in the Seattle area, a senior officer at the University of Washington Medical Center sent an urgent note to staffers. “We are currently exceptionally full and are experiencing some challenges with staffing,” Tom Staiger, UW Medical Center’s medical director, wrote on Feb. 29. He asked hospital staff to “expedite appropriate discharges asap,” reflecting the need for more beds. That same day, health officials announced King County’s — and the nation’s — first death from the coronavirus. Now as cases of virus-stricken patients suffering from COVID-19 multiply, government and hospital officials...
  • Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

    03/12/2020 11:55:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    Medium ^ | 3/10/20 | Tomas Pueyo
    With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What? Here’s what I’m going to cover in this article, with lots of charts, data and models with plenty of sources: How many cases of coronavirus will there be in your area? What will happen when these cases materialize? What should you do? When? When you’re done reading the article, this is what you’ll take away: The coronavirus is coming to you. It’s coming at an exponential speed: gradually, and...
  • Coronavirus Layoffs: A Running List Of Job Losses Caused By The Pandemic

    03/12/2020 2:33:38 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 68 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/12/2020 | Lisette Voytko
    Topline: As the coronavirus pandemic wipes out markets, closes schools and colleges, suspends major conferences, sports leagues and cultural events as well as upends the travel industry, businesses losing out on cash flow have started laying off workers
  • Up to 150 million Americans could get coronavirus: US projection

    03/12/2020 6:12:07 PM PDT · by RubinBoomer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | March 12, 2020 | Issam AHMED
    Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made the remarks during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of the president's coronavirus task force, confirming earlier reports by US media outlets including Axios and NBC News. "Congress's attending physician told the Senate that he expects between 70 to 150 million people to eventually contract the coronavirus in the United States," Tlaib said.
  • 'It is a failing. Let's admit it,' NIAID Director Dr. Fauci says of Coronavirus testing capacity

    03/12/2020 4:34:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/12/2020 | By Elizabeth Chuck
    America has failed to meet the capacity for coronavirus testing that it needs, a top public health official publicly acknowledged Thursday. "The system is not really geared to what we need right now," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a House hearing about coronavirus test kits in the United States, which were initially dogged by technical glitches. "That is a failing. Let's admit it." Fauci was responding to a question from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, who asked about a claim by trade organization National Nurses United alleging that "countless" health...
  • Coronavirus patients may be contagious for weeks longer than first thought, study says

    03/12/2020 1:27:37 PM PDT · by amorphous · 94 replies
    The Miami Hearld ^ | 12 March 2020 | By Charles Duncan
    Some people who get the coronavirus could be contagious for a lot longer than the two-week quarantine period that many countries are using, a new study says. Researchers looking at cases in China say patients could spread the virus for up to 37 days after they start showing symptoms, according to the study published in the British medical journal The Lancet. On average, survivors still had the virus in their respiratory system for about 20 days and could presumably continue to spread the disease, researchers found. “The shortest observed duration of viral shedding among survivors was 8 days, whereas the...
  • Not Funny: Coronavirus Gets Last Laugh In Spain Government and media were ridiculing people and encouraging participation in big gatherings. Now it is a pandemic hotspot.

    03/12/2020 7:43:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 12, 2020 | Itxu Diaz
    As of Wednesday night, Italy is in chaos, as if they were at war. They’ve counted 1,800 new sick people in one day, more than 12,000 total infected and more than 800 dead; they’ve seen food shortages and prison riots with mass escapes and several deaths. Spain is has experiencing more than 2,000 cases and nearly 50 deaths as of Wednesday, making it the new health concern hotspot in Europe, along with France, where 33 people have already died and more than 1,700 are infected. Even the French minister of culture, Franck Riester, has tested positive for coronavirus. The stock...
  • Sick passenger wearing a mask and gloves on a flight from JFK to Palm Beach 'received call saying he had coronavirus just moments before plane took off'

    03/12/2020 7:42:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    DM ^ | 3/12/2020 | matthew wright
    A passenger who caught a JetBlue flight from New York to Palm Beach had reportedly been told he tested positive for coronavirus moments before the plane took off. Florida officials announced early on Thursday that a man had tested positive for the virus. Passengers were forced to remain on Flight 253 for two additional hours as the aircraft stood on the tarmac instead of proceeding to gate C12 at the Palm Beach International Airport. Another passenger on the plane claimed the man's wife told him they had been told of the result before take off. The flight landed at 8.53pm...
  • Pence says there's been 'irresponsible rhetoric' from people downplaying the coronavirus

    03/12/2020 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 55 replies
    NBC Via ^ | 12 March 2020 |
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that there has been "irresponsible rhetoric" from people who have downplayed the seriousness of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In an interview on the "TODAY" show, Savannah Guthrie asked what message Pence sends to people who aren't afraid of the coronavirus and think it's just politics and hype, quoting from President Donald Trump on Monday that the "fake news media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything to inflame the coronavirus situation." "Well, obviously there's been some irresponsible rhetoric," Pence said without directly naming Trump. Pence, the head of the president's...
  • Statewide death toll from coronavirus rises to 30 (WA)

    03/11/2020 10:20:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    KOMO TV Seattle ^ | March 11th, 2020 | by KOMO News Staff
    The statewide death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 30 on Wednesday, after a third Snohomish County man died along with three others in King County, health officials said. The Snohomish County man, who is in his 80s, was one of three residents of the Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood who previously were confirmed to have the virus and were taken to a local hospital. No further details were available about the three additional King County deaths. So far, 26 people have died from COVID-19 in King County, three in Snohomish County and one in Grant County. The number of...
  • The Coronavirus: What They’re Not Telling You

    03/12/2020 7:13:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies ^ | March 10, 2020 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    First it was the Russian Collusion Hoax, based upon nothing but a phony dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC in order to promote the media-fueled fever dream that Trump “colluded with Russia” to steal the election of 2016. Then it was the Ukrainian Quid Pro Quo Hoax, based upon a phone call between Trump and the President of Ukraine, leaked by a phony “whistleblower” and his phony informant, both of whom were carefully shielded from all scrutiny by the Democrat-Media Complex (DMC). The hoax was exposed when the transcript of the call showed no quid pro quo...