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  • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Yeah but we have politicians suing counties for trying to institute and enforce mask requirements.
    https://www.tampabay.com/news/health...-mask-mandate/
    My mind is officially boggled.

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    • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

      The Thursday (7/16/20) early afternoon numbers:

      Worldwide: 13,575K (+1%) cases & 585K (+1%) deaths
      The USA : 3,534K (+1%) cases & 137K (+0%) deaths
      New York : 405K (+0%) cases & 32,361 (+0%) deaths
      NYC only: 220K (+0%) cases & 16,252 (+0%) deaths
      New Jersey:177K(+0%)cases & 15,665 (+0%) deaths
      Bergen Co.: 19,950(+0%) cases & 2,029 (+0%) deaths

      New Jersey had 223 new cases and 31 new deaths.
      New York had 769 new cases and 11 new deaths.

      The Friday (7/17/20) early afternoon numbers:

      Worldwide: 13,859K (+2%) cases & 591K (+1%) deaths
      The USA : 3,534K (+0%) cases & 138K (+1%) deaths
      New York: 406K (+0%) cases & 32,446 (+0%) deaths
      NYC only: 221K (+0%) cases & 16,254 (+0%) deaths
      New Jersey: 177K(+0%)cases & 15,684 (+0%) deaths
      Bergen Co.: 19,966 (+0%) cases & 2,030 (+0%) deaths

      NY, NJ, and Bergen deaths include probable as well as confirmed deaths. NYC includes only confirmed deaths.

      NJ had 202 new cases and 20 new deaths.
      NY had 776 new cases. The USA had 943 new deaths.

      The NJ positivity rate is down to 1.66%, but the Rt crept over 1.0 to 1.11. NJ has 868 hospital cases compared to 8,065 at the April peak.

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      • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
        My mind is officially boggled.
        Kemp’s office seeks to block Atlanta mask mandate in court

        Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration went to court Thursday seeking to block Atlanta from enacting coronavirus restrictions and requiring residents to wear masks, setting up a legal showdown between the state and local governments over efforts to contain the disease.

        https://www.ajc.com/politics/politic...N7TTVO2ISNFDQ/

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        • Georgia Massaged Virus Data to Reopen, Then Voided Mask Orders

          But the same week Kemp ordered the reopening, his administration began presenting data in a way that made the state appear healthier than it was, said Thomas Tsai, a professor at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

          The technique involved backdating new cases to the time of first symptoms or taking a test, instead of reporting them as they were reported to the state, like Georgia had previously done -- and like most states do.

          “It is deeply concerning,” Tsai said. “I cannot of course speak to the motivation.”

          The effect -- as states were being told to predicate their reopenings on two weeks of declining case numbers -- was to artificially make Georgia’s trends look better. The state began adding new cases to past dates on its trend line, making current numbers both too low and incomplete, Tsai said.

          “What’s deceptive is that they shave off the most recent two weeks,” he said. “If you look at the most recent two weeks, it’s always very low. It always looks artificially like a downward trend.”

          https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/a...mpression=true

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          • Meanwhile...in the FT today..

            Weakening immunity raises doubts over vaccines

            Encouraging results in trials tempered by study showing drop-off in antibody loads

            HANNAH KUCHLER — NEW YORK ANNA GROSS — LONDON

            All 45 participants in Moderna’s trial made antibodies but levels started to decline 41 days after the vaccine

            Scientists are questioning whether waning immunity to Covid-19 could affect how useful a vaccine will be in tackling the pandemic, even as investors welcomed new positive early trial data.

            A study from King’s College London, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, showed recovered patients’ antibodies declined significantly within months of infection, raising the critical issue of how long a vaccine could prevent people catching the disease.

            The concerns come as shares in Moderna rose 6 per cent on Wednesday after the US biotech company shared positive data from its phase one trial showing all 45 participants had produced antibodies after receiving its vaccine candidate.

            Herb Sewell, emeritus professor in immunology at the University of Nottingham and a consultant immunologist, said the King’s College study appeared to show that antibodies to the virus disappeared more quickly than other coronaviruses, such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which had an immune response that lasted at least a couple of years.

            “If the vaccine response drops off like the natural response does, it does mean we’d have to give repeat ones,” he said.

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            • Covid has 6 types of symptom clusters.
              The six groupings, or “clusters”, are:
              • Cluster 1: Mainly upper respiratory tract symptoms, such as a persistent cough, with muscle pain also present. About 1.5% of patients in this group required respiratory support, with 16% making one or more trips to hospital. This was the most common cluster of symptoms, affecting 462 participants.
              • Cluster 2: Mainly upper respiratory tract symptoms, but also a greater frequency of skipped meals and fever. Of patients in this group 4.4% required respiratory support, with 17.5% making one or more trips to hospital.
              • Cluster 3: Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, but few other symptoms. While only 3.7% of patients in this group later needed respiratory support, almost 24% made at least one visit to hospital.
              • Cluster 4: Early signs of severe fatigue, continuous chest pain and cough. Of patients in this group 8.6% required respiratory support, with 23.6% making one or more trips to hospital.
              • Cluster 5: Confusion, skipped meals and severe fatigue. Of patients in this group 9.9% required respiratory support, with 24.6% making one or more trips to hospital.
              • Cluster 6: Marked respiratory distress including early onset of breathlessness and chest pain, as well as confusion, fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms. Almost 20% of this group needed respiratory support and 45.5% made one or more visits to hospital. But this was the least common symptom cluster, affecting 167 participants.
              The team said the first two clusters seem to be “milder” forms of Covid-19.
              https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ds-coronavirus

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              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                CNN:I sincerely doubt my governor will comply.
                We are #1 in the USA per capita for new cases.
                with all the retirees down there I would have guessed that you would be #1 in per capita deaths too.

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                • COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard

                  COVID-19 is affecting every community differently. Some areas are much harder-hit than others. What is happening where you live?

                  https://covid19.emory.edu/

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                  • Originally posted by bhall View Post

                    Kemp’s office seeks to block Atlanta mask mandate in court

                    Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration went to court Thursday seeking to block Atlanta from enacting coronavirus restrictions and requiring residents to wear masks, setting up a legal showdown between the state and local governments over efforts to contain the disease.

                    https://www.ajc.com/politics/politic...N7TTVO2ISNFDQ/
                    It's been tough the past few weeks to figure out if it was the governor of GA or FL who was working hardest to kill off their constituents, but I believe GA is making a serious break for the pole here.

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                    • Georgia has seen coronavirus cases skyrocket as residents have gone about business as usual — and hospitals are now running out of beds. Patients "were lined up along the walls in the ER," one health care worker said.

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/NPR/statu...57875417677829

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                      • Meanwhile....

                        A third of states are in the ‘red zone,’ a federal report finds. But some won’t heed its recommendations.


                        The outbreak in the United States is so widespread that 18 states — mostly in the Sun Belt and making up more than a third of the nation — were placed in the “red zone” because of the number of cases they are seeing, according to an unpublished report distributed by the White House coronavirus task force this week, which urged many states to take stricter steps to contain the spread.

                        Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah were all found to have such high new case loads that they were placed in the red zone.

                        But some of the states in the red zone — defined as having more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people per week — are not following the report’s recommendations for curbing the spread.

                        With cases rising across Georgia, the report had some clear recommendations for the state, including: “Mandate statewide wearing of cloth face coverings outside the home.”

                        https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/w...gtype=Homepage

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                        • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
                          It's been tough the past few weeks to figure out if it was the governor of GA or FL who was working hardest to kill off their constituents, but I believe GA is making a serious break for the pole here.
                          I have infinite faith in my Governor to make the right decisions to put us back in the lead. The RNC here - and a full in-school opening - should do the trick.

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                          • You inspired to unretire and go back to help your Governor reach his goal?

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                            • Brazil July 17

                              Daily new cases 33,959
                              Total Cases 2,048,697

                              Daily new deaths 1,110
                              Total deaths 77,932
                              Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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                              • Originally posted by J Rorick View Post
                                You inspired to unretire and go back to help your Governor reach his goal?
                                I have been blessed with 20/20 foresight and knew this was the exact right time to get the heck outta Dodge!

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