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  • California projected an October surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. It didn't happen.

    10/29/2020 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 29, 2020 | by Eric Ting
    Near the end of September, California's CalCAT modeling system projected a near-doubling in COVID-19 hospitalizations by the end of October, with public health officials warning of a potential surge. "Our short-term forecast for today's conditions predicts an increase in hospitalizations a month from now," California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said at the time. "Currently, we're at 2,578 confirmed COVID-positive individuals in the hospitals, but a month from now ... our projections show that we'll be just shy of 5,000 hospitalizations." It is now the end of October, and hospitalizations have not doubled to 5,000. On Wednesday,...
  • Merkel warns Germans of a ‘difficult winter’ as virus surges

    10/29/2020 3:07:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 29, 2020
    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germans to expect a “difficult winter” as the number of newly reported coronavirus cases in the country hit a new high. Merkel spoke Thursday in Parliament a day after she and the governors of Germany’s 16 states agreed upon far-reaching restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, including the closure of bars and restaurants, limits on social contacts and bans on concerts and other public events. Merkel told lawmakers that Germany is in a “dramatic situation” as it goes into winter, which she said would be “four long, difficult months. But it will...
  • Six days to U.S. election, Pence campaigns in coronavirus hotspot Wisconsin as cases surge

    10/28/2020 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2020 | By Doina Chiacu
    Vice President Mike Pence planned to campaign on Wednesday in the U.S. election battleground state of Wisconsin, where a record high number of coronavirus cases has prompted the governor to urge people to stay at home. Wisconsin broke one-day state records in both cases and deaths on Tuesday. State officials asked residents to quarantine voluntarily when possible, wear masks and cancel social gatherings with more than five people. “There’s no way to sugarcoat it - we are facing an urgent crisis and there is an imminent risk to you, your family members, your friends, your neighbors, and the people you...
  • Predictions of more suicides, overdoses and domestic abuse during COVID are coming true

    10/28/2020 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | October 28, 2020 | By Dr. Yalda Safai
    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the stay-at-home measures and disruptions to daily life that aimed to slow the spread of the virus and save lives led many public health specialists to worry that the nation also could see an uptick in suicides, drug overdoses and domestic violence. Nine months later, those grim predictions look like they're coming true. "There is a mental health wave to this pandemic," Dr. Ken Duckworth, chief medical officer of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, told ABC News. "We as a species don't do well with uncertainty." The pandemic, for many Americans, has exacerbated already-stressful...
  • America’s inmate population fell by 170,000 amid COVID. Some see a chance to undo mass incarceration

    10/28/2020 7:06:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2020 | By LINDA SO, BRAD HEATH, JASON SZEP, NED PARKER and PETER EISLER
    The population in America’s big jails and state prisons plunged by 170,000 this spring amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters has found in a survey of facilities around the country. All told, localities and states held 11% fewer inmates in their custody. The unprecedented mass release was a crash effort to contain the disease. But it is also providing the United States with an opportunity to experiment with a big idea: unwinding the country’s signature practice of mass incarceration. America locks away far more people – 2.1 million – than any other nation. In jails, which largely hold people awaiting trial,...
  • France must accept new national lockdown, says hospital professor

    10/28/2020 3:11:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2020 | by Sudip Kar-Gupta
    PARIS - Professor Philippe Juvin, a leading member of Paris’ Georges-Pompidou hospital, told RTL radio on Wednesday that France had to accept a new, national lockdown to tackle a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. “We must take it up,” said Juvin. French President Emmanuel Macron will give a televised address on Wednesday evening. His government has been exploring a new, national lockdown from midnight on Thursday, BFM TV reported, albeit a slightly more flexible one than the two-month shutdown that began in mid-March. Schools could remain open even as restrictions on people’s movements become more severe, BFM TV added. France...
  • My cousin the nurse gave me her opinion on covid tonight.

    10/27/2020 6:39:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Free republic | 10/27/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin who is a head nurse at a local hospital in Chicago suburbs gave me this info on covid. These are the text messages from her. Take her information as you wish. From what I've seen, there are very high false positive And negative rates. Also, if you test positive, then test again 3 days later and are all positive, that counts as 2 positives. What we can't dispute are the number of actual hospitalizations, which are definitely up in my area, but I'm very specious of anyone who has zero symptoms but comes up positive. The good news...
  • Bill de Blasio Warns New Yorkers Against Traveling out of State for Holidays

    10/27/2020 4:23:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 oct 20 | Joshua Caplan
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Monday called on New Yorkers to avoid traveling for the holidays, suggesting they risk bringing back the Wuhan coronavirus to the city and infecting other residents. “I have to urge all New Yorkers: do not travel out of state for the holidays,” De Blasio said during a press briefing at City Hall. “Do not travel to a state with a high infection rate. Do not travel to a country with a high infection rate. “For those who do travel, recognize how important it is to get tested and recognize there is...
  • No, we’re not going to control the pandemic

    10/27/2020 8:19:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-20 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows took some heat for his assertion that we're not going to control the pandemic. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that the country is “not going to control the pandemic” — noting it is contagious like the flu and must be managed with therapeutics and vaccines. “We’re not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation efforts,” Meadows said during a contentious interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”“Why aren’t we going to get to control...
  • New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

    10/27/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2020 | By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIO
    MILAN - Italy braced Tuesday for more protests in cities nationwide against virus-fighting measures like regional curfews, evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms, pools and theaters - a sign of the growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions. Nightly curfews have been implemented in French cities and in Spain, and restaurants and bars in Italy must close at 6 p.m. Schools have been closed in Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic. German officials have ordered de-facto lockdowns in some areas near the Austrian border and new mask-wearing requirements are popping up weekly across the...
  • Covid: Protests erupt across Italy over anti-virus measures

    10/27/2020 2:18:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 27, 2020
    Clashes were reported in several major cities - including Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers. In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, while violence was also reported in Naples. The demonstrations began soon after the national government's order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 18:00 local time. Many regions have also imposed night-time curfews - including Lombardy, where Milan is, and Piedmont, where Turin is. Protests took place in about a dozen other cities, including Rome, Genoa, Palermo and Trieste. While an initial national lockdown earlier this year was complied with...
  • Trump charges into battleground states despite rising virus

    10/26/2020 12:26:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | By ZEKE MILLER (D), ALEXANDRA JAFFE (D) and KEVIN FREKING (D)
    LITITZ, Pa. - President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously. The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly different approaches Trump and Biden have taken to address the worst public health crisis in a century - with risks for each candidate. “It’s a choice between a Trump...
  • Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aides

    10/25/2020 5:57:31 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies ^ | 10/25/20 | ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House says. Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, and “a couple of key staff surrounding the vice president” have tested positive for the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday. The vice president, who along with his wife, Karen, tested negative on Sunday, according to his office, is considered a “close contact” of the aides under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria but will not quarantine, his spokesman...
  • Coronavirus: Police find suspected illegal pub - complete with bar, 70in TV, toilet, pool table and smoking area

    10/24/2020 7:20:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    SKY News ^ | October 24, 2020 | By Tom Gillespie
    Police in Ireland have searched a suspected illicit pub, or "shebeen", on suspicion of breaching coronavirus measures. The property near Athy in County Kildare was targeted by Gardai officers on Friday evening. Gardai searched the suspected shebeen at about 8pm and found a fully operational bar in a repurposed state. Shebeen is an Irish term which refers to an illicit bar or club where alcoholic drinks are sold without a licence. The premises was fitted with a bar, stools, tables, chairs, a 70in flat-screen television, and a full-size pool table. There were several beer taps on the bar, along with...
  • Coronavirus: Supermarkets in Wales have cordoned off 'non-essential items' - shoppers are furious

    10/24/2020 3:14:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    SKY News ^ | October 24, 2020 | By Tom Gillespie
    Shoppers in Wales have criticised government measures which mean "non-essential items" have been put behind metal barriers or covered with plastic sheeting in supermarkets. Photos on social media show products such as pillows and bedsheets under a plastic covering at a Tesco store, while a photo from a Morrisons supermarket shows children's clothes behind a cordon. One social media user has pointed how baby clothes have been deemed to be non-essential in a Tesco supermarket in Cardiff, while vodka is still available on the shelves in the same store. A photo from a Tesco store in Pengam Green shows products...
  • Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Delusional’ Saying We’ve Turned the Corner on Virus, ‘We Have Miles to Go’

    10/23/2020 10:53:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2020 | Pam Key
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Friday on MSNBC that President Donald Trump was “delusional” when he says America is turning the corner on the coronavirus pandemic. Pelosi said, “In our legislation which I hope that the administration is just on the verge of accepting, they would, they must follow the science. They must allocate the resources in a way that, again, follows CDC guidelines to crush the virus. Everything else we’re talking about will just continue and perhaps worsen unless we crush the virus."
  • Coronavirus: North Korea warnings over 'yellow dust coming from China'

    10/23/2020 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 23, 2020
    North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors over fears that "yellow dust" which blows in from China could bring coronavirus with it. The streets of the capital Pyongyang were reported to be virtually empty on Thursday following the warning. The secretive state claims to be coronavirus-free but has been on high alert since January with strict border closures and restrictions on movement. There is no known link between the seasonal dust clouds and Covid-19. However, they are not the only country to suggest a link. The BBC's Disinformation Team notes Turkmenistan also alleged virus-laden dust was the reason...
  • Best PDJT rebuttal to Sleepy-Joe's Covid Talking Points

    10/22/2020 1:13:44 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Oct 22, 2020 | Vanity
    Democrats accuse PDJT on mis-handling Covid-19. That is their main talking point in Ads.
  • Fact Check: Obama Makes Misleading Virus Claim Saying ‘Other Countries Not Doing as Bad as We Are’

    10/22/2020 8:10:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2020 | Edwin Mora
    CLAIM: “Other countries are still struggling with the [Chinese coronavirus] pandemic, but they’re not doing as bad as we are because they’ve got a government that has actually been paying attention,” former President Barack Obama declared Wednesday while campaigning for his former number two, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, in Pennsylvania. VERDICT: MISLEADING
  • Covid conservation i just had at work

    10/21/2020 6:28:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Free Republic | 10/21/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Lady I work with just came back after a week of being gone. Week ago she got a call that her aunt tested positive for covid. Turns out she is claiming she tests negative but 59 of her relatives were positive with nobody going to the hospital. She is one of the biggest members of the fear porn mob and now she is better after seeing her family members get it and it is not a death sentence. This all happened at a party she claims. I really do not know what to believe after hearing that. 59 get it...