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  • The 7-day moving average of daily deaths for the world dropped to under 10,000 for the last couple of days after peaking at 14,000+ in late January. So at least we are moving the the right direction for the last three weeks.

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    • Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests

      https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-b1805314.html

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      • Behind the paywall, Dr Scott Gottleib (former FDA Commisioner) has an interesting Op-Ed piece in today’s Wall Street Journal.

        Apparently, the Chinese government has given up claiming that COVID-19 was a USA plot. Now it says that COVID-19 did not originate in Wuhan, but Wuhan got it from imported frozen food imported from Europe. Of course, the rest of the world has yet to find a single case of COVID-19 attributable to frozen food but what the heck. It gives China an excuse to stop some imports.

        As for me, I won’t have a problem eating Salmon or Cod that was frozen.

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        • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

          The Sunday (1/21/21) early afternoon numbers:

          Global: 111.08 million cases & 2,458K deaths
          The USA:28.325 million cases & 502K deaths
          NY State: 1,586K cases and 46,233 deaths
          NYC only: 694K cases and 28,748 deaths
          NJ State: 683K cases and 22,858 deaths
          Bergen: 66,599 cases and 2,590 deaths

          NY, NJ, NYC, & Bergen County numbers include only confirmed cases (not quick tests) but confirmed & probable deaths.

          NJ: 1,814 new cases & 25 new deaths
          NY: 6,610 new cases & 75 new deaths
          NJ has 2,065 & NY has 5,764 hospitalizations.
          The Rt for NJ edged down to 0.88.
          The NJ spot positivity test rate was 6.92%.
          1.652 million NJ vaccine shots (1st: 1,135K, 2nd: 505K)
          The Monday (2/22/21) early afternoon numbers:

          Global: 111.344 million cases & 2,463K deaths
          The USA: 28.409 million cases & 504K deaths
          NY State: 1,592K cases & 46,346 deaths
          NYC only: 697K cases & 28,824 deaths
          NJ State: 685K cases & 22,874 deaths
          Bergen: 66,880 cases & 2,592 deaths

          The Global numbers exclude China (89.8K cases, 4.6K deaths) which has reported only 2 deaths from 1.4 billion people in 10 months.

          NJ: 2,165 new cases, 17 new confirmed deaths
          NY: 6,146 new cases, 90 new confirmed deaths
          NJ has 2,023 & NY has 5,804 hospitalizations.
          The Rt for NJ fell again - to 0.86.
          The NJ spot positivity test rate fell to 6.35%.
          1.676 million NJ vaccine shots (188K in Bergen).
          1,137K first shots and 509K second shots in NJ.
          Last edited by Halfmiler2; 02-23-2021, 04:17 AM.

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          • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
            Behind the paywall, Dr Scott Gottleib (former FDA Commisioner) has an interesting Op-Ed piece in today’s Wall Street Journal.

            Apparently, the Chinese government has given up claiming that COVID-19 was a USA plot. Now it says that COVID-19 did not originate in Wuhan, but Wuhan got it from imported frozen food imported from Europe. Of course, the rest of the world has yet to find a single case of COVID-19 attributable to frozen food but what the heck. It gives China an excuse to stop some imports.

            As for me, I won’t have a problem eating Salmon or Cod that was frozen.
            That silly theory had been around awhile....

            “#COVID19 did not start in central China’s Wuhan but may come through imported frozen food and packaging: experts,” said a Wednesday Facebook post by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily.

            https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN2861A2

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            • NJ Governor Murphy announced the sports venues with over 5K capacity will (as of March 1st) be able to have spectators up to 10% indoors and 15% outdoors for pro and college events. Smaller venues can have patents and guardians of the athletes. The change outdoes the NY change announced 2/10 to allow 10% in venues over 10K capacity.

              The change will help the NJ Devils in the NHL who play in the Prudential Center (the “Rock”) which has a 16.4K capacity for hockey.

              There are 7 college basketball Division 1 schools. Seton Hall plays at the Rock and has a home game after 3/1. Rutgers must follow Big 10 rules allowing only parents and guardians. Princeton (in the Ivies) is not playing. The other 4 schools have venues under 5K.

              Several minor league baseball teams will be helped beginning in April. The Giants and Jets in the NFL play in NJ but their 2021 season is a long ways off.

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              • meanwhile, on the left coast,,,,,

                California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous: 'The devil is already here'

                https://news.yahoo.com/californias-c...130055544.html

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                • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                  The Monday (2/22/21) early afternoon numbers:

                  Global: 111.344 million cases & 2,463K deaths
                  The USA: 28.409 million cases & 504K deaths
                  NY State: 1,592K cases & 46,346 deaths
                  NYC only: 697K cases & 28,824 deaths
                  NJ State: 685K cases & 22,874 deaths
                  Bergen: 66,880 cases & 2,592 deaths

                  The Global numbers exclude China (89.8K cases, 4.6K deaths) which has reported only 2 deaths from 1.4 billion people in 10 months.

                  NJ: 2,165 new cases, 17 new confirmed deaths
                  NY: 6,146 new cases, 90 new confirmed deaths
                  NJ has 2,023 & NY has 5,804 hospitalizations.
                  The Rt for NJ fell again - to 0.86.
                  The NJ spot positivity test rate fell to 6.35%.
                  1.676 million NJ vaccine shots (188K in Bergen).
                  1,137K first shots and 509K second shots in NJ.
                  The Tuesday (2/23/21) early afternoon numbers:

                  Global: 111.736 million cases & 2,477K deaths
                  The USA: 28.463 million cases & 505K deaths
                  NY State: 1,598K cases & 46,454 deaths
                  NYC only: 701K cases & 28,888 deaths
                  NJ State: 687K cases & 22,978 deaths
                  Bergen: 67,216 cases & 2,600 deaths

                  NY, NJ, NYC, & Bergen County numbers include confirmed cases (not quick tests) but confirmed & probable deaths.

                  NJ: 2,516 new cases, 104 new confirmed cases
                  NY: 6,654 new cases, 90 new confirmed cases
                  NJ has 2,047 & NY has 5,977 hospitalizations
                  The Rt for NJ held at 0.86.
                  1.714 NJ vaccine shots (192K in Bergen County)
                  1,170K first shots, 543K second shots in NJ
                  Last edited by Halfmiler2; 02-24-2021, 03:29 AM.

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                  • By the way, NJ Governor Murphy’s new rules allowing some spectators at pro & college sporting events, also applied to concerts at the same venues.

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                    • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                      The Tuesday (2/23/21) early afternoon numbers:

                      Global: 111.736 million cases & 2,477K deaths
                      The USA: 28.463 million cases & 505K deaths
                      NY State: 1,598K cases & 46,454 deaths
                      NYC only: 701K cases & 28,888 deaths
                      NJ State: 687K cases & 22,978 deaths
                      Bergen: 67,216 cases & 2,600 deaths

                      NY, NJ, NYC, & Bergen County numbers include confirmed cases (not quick tests) but confirmed & probable deaths.

                      NJ: 2,516 new cases, 104 new confirmed cases
                      NY: 6,654 new cases, 90 new confirmed cases
                      NJ has 2,047 & NY has 5,977 hospitalizations
                      The Rt for NJ held at 0.86.
                      1.714 NJ vaccine shots (192K in Bergen County)
                      1,170K first shots, 543K second shots in NJ
                      A reminder of the populations of the above:

                      Globally: 7.8 billion
                      The USA: 330 million
                      NY State: 19.3 million
                      NYC only: 8.2 million
                      NJ State: 9.0 million
                      Bergen Co.: 900K

                      Other Biggies:
                      California: 40.1 million
                      Texas: 29.4 million
                      Florida: 22.0 million

                      The four biggest states (CA, TX, FL, NY) have about 1/3 of the USA population.
                      Last edited by Halfmiler2; 02-24-2021, 03:31 AM.

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                      • Meanwhile...

                        I am running out of words to describe what is happening. There are three groups of countries. Those wealthy enough to vaccinate its citizens, those who cannot afford it - and the European Union

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                        • Meanwhile...in the Financial Times..

                          Central Europe braced for third Covid wave

                          Czech Republic, with EU’s highest infection rate per capita, warns health system is stretched and country may need foreign help



                          JAMES SHOTTER — WARSAW VALERIE HOPKINS — BUDAPEST

                          Officials in the Czech Republic have warned that the country’s health system is on the brink of “absolute exhaustion” and may need help from abroad, as central Europe braces itself for a third wave of the pandemic.

                          Over the past two weeks, the country has recorded 968 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people, the EU’s highest infection rate in per capita terms, forcing many hospitals to delay non-Covidrelated treatment.

                          Vladimir Cerny, deputy health minister, said yesterday if the trend continued, hospital capacity would be overwhelmed within two to three weeks, and that the government was considering asking other EU states to take in patients.

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                          • meanwhile, in your wardrobe....

                            Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows


                            https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40232537.html

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                            • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                              The Tuesday (2/23/21) early afternoon numbers:

                              Global: 111.736 million cases & 2,477K deaths
                              The USA: 28.463 million cases & 505K deaths
                              NY State: 1,598K cases & 46,454 deaths
                              NYC only: 701K cases & 28,888 deaths
                              NJ State: 687K cases & 22,978 deaths
                              Bergen: 67,216 cases & 2,600 deaths

                              NY, NJ, NYC, & Bergen County numbers include confirmed cases (not quick tests) but confirmed & probable deaths.

                              NJ: 2,516 new cases, 104 new confirmed cases
                              NY: 6,654 new cases, 90 new confirmed cases
                              NJ has 2,047 & NY has 5,977 hospitalizations
                              The Rt for NJ held at 0.86.
                              1.714 million NJ vaccine shots- 192K in Bergen 1,170K first shots, 543K second shots in NJ
                              The Wednesday (2/24/21) early afternoon numbers:

                              Global: 112.125 million cases & 2,488K deaths
                              The USA: 28.527 million cases & 507K deaths
                              NY State: 1,605K cases & 46,562 deaths
                              NYC only: 705K cases & 28,954 deaths
                              NJ State: 690K cases & 23,077 deaths
                              Bergen: 67,500 cases & 2,614 deaths

                              Global numbers exclude China (89.8K reported cases, 4.6K reported deaths) which has reported only 2 deaths in 10 months for its 1.4 billion population.

                              NJ: 2,661 new cases, 57 new confirmed cases
                              NY: 6,189 new cases,104 new confirmed cases
                              NJ had 2,070 & NY has 5,876 hospitalizations.
                              The Rt for NJ rose to 0.89.
                              The NJ spot positivity test rate was 10.7% on Saturday
                              1.76 million NJ vaccine shots (199K in Bergen County)
                              1,192K first shots and 566K second shots in NJ.
                              Last edited by Halfmiler2; Yesterday, 07:09 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by gh View Post
                                meanwhile, in your wardrobe....

                                Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows


                                https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40232537.html
                                72 hours on polyester. Fortunately, not so long on cotton.

                                Scientists said on 100% cotton the virus lasted for 24 hours, while on polycotton it only survived for six hours.

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