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  • Untold numbers of Massachusetts restaurants trying to survive..

    https://turnto10.com/news/local/old-...-stay-relevant

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    • Originally posted by 1runner1
      most people are more than willing to go quite slowly and are not stir crazy.
      Yes, most people are, but not the overwhelming majority required for a containment of the epidemic.
      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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      • Originally posted by user4 View Post
        Untold numbers of Massachusetts restaurants trying to survive..

        https://turnto10.com/news/local/old-...-stay-relevant
        Massachusetts is by no means the only place where restaurants are trying to survive. Dozens of NYC restaurants have already announced permanent closing. https://ny.eater.com/2020/5/8/212486...gs-coronavirus

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        • I don't know how credible this is, but Cambodia has got the last remaining case closed yesterday. (The last new case was April 12.)

          https://www.worldometers.info/corona...ntry/cambodia/

          Macao has two cases left. (The last new case on April 8.) Hong Kong has 27 active cases, and Taiwan has 44.

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          • Meanwhile....

            Why Travel Bans Fail to Stop Pandemics

            Hasty Border Closures Invite Chaos—and Can Seed New Outbreaks

            https://www.foreignaffairs.com/artic..._medium=social

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            • Meanwhile....

              Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus ‘game changer’ increasingly linked to deaths

              https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit....co/hLE0Xm8caZ

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              • Lots of really interesting data down to the county level.

                University of Maryland COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform

                https://data.covid.umd.edu/

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                • New England Journal of Medicine - Wrong but Useful — What Covid-19 Epidemiologic Models Can and Cannot Tell Us


                  Amid enormous uncertainty about the future of the Covid-19 pandemic, epidemiologic models are critical planning tools for policymakers, clinicians, and public health practitioners. Some models with apparently conflicting conclusions have received substantial press coverage, giving the impression that mathematical models are in general unreliable or inherently flawed. But infectious disease modeling is an expansive field with a long history, encompassing a range of methods and assumptions that are not necessarily directly comparable, or even designed for the same purpose.

                  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...w60VzA6dwXpcsQ

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                  • Originally posted by bhall View Post
                    New England Journal of Medicine - Wrong but Useful — What Covid-19 Epidemiologic Models Can and Cannot Tell Us


                    Amid enormous uncertainty about the future of the Covid-19 pandemic, epidemiologic models are critical planning tools for policymakers, clinicians, and public health practitioners. Some models with apparently conflicting conclusions have received substantial press coverage, giving the impression that mathematical models are in general unreliable or inherently flawed. But infectious disease modeling is an expansive field with a long history, encompassing a range of methods and assumptions that are not necessarily directly comparable, or even designed for the same purpose.

                    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.105...w60VzA6dwXpcsQ
                    That is a good way to understand the tools that are being used.

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                    • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

                      The Friday (5/15/20) early afternoon numbers:

                      Worldwide: 4,499K (+2%) cases & 304K (+2%) deaths
                      The USA : 1,427K (+2%) cases & 86,228(+2%) deaths
                      New York: 348K (+1%) cases & 22,170 (+1%) deaths
                      NYC Only: 194K (+1%) cases & 20,406 (+0%) deaths
                      New Jersey: 144K(+1%)cases & 10,138 (+2%) deaths
                      Bergen Co.: 17,195(+1%)cases & 1,443 (+1%) deaths
                      The Saturday (5/16/20) early afternoon numbers:

                      Worldwide: 4,587K (+2%) cases & 309K (+2%) deaths
                      The USA : 1,473K (+3%) cases & 88,237 (+2%) deaths
                      New York : 348K (+0%) cases & 22,304 (+1%) deaths
                      NYC Only: 194K (+0%) cases & 20,406 (+0%) deaths
                      New Jersey: 145K(+1%)cases & 10,249 (+1%) deaths
                      Bergen Co.: 17,326(+1%)cases & 1,450 (+0%) deaths

                      No new numbers from NYC.

                      Governor Murphy announced that charter fishing boats will be allowed to operate at the Jersey Shore starting Sunday.

                      NJ has had 475K tests for its population of 9 million. It’s coronavirus hospitalizations have dropped from 8K to 3.5K.
                      Last edited by Halfmiler2; 05-16-2020, 08:03 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                        Massachusetts is by no means the only place where restaurants are trying to survive. Dozens of NYC restaurants have already announced permanent closing. https://ny.eater.com/2020/5/8/212486...gs-coronavirus
                        I know i sound like a broken record, but if my observations are accurate (If I can trust my lying eyes), we are presently witnessing an exodus out of NYC that is yet to be reported on.

                        On another similar note, Im looking forward to an accurate forensic analysis of the path/vectors by which this virus moved from Wohan to our major cities and then out into the suburbs. I suspect MA had our own fast track from Europe into Boston but it would not surprise me if we also got a significant number through NYC.

                        So far over 5k deaths in MA, most are over 60 years old with compromised health but over 80 deaths were of people less than 50 years old.
                        Last edited by user4; 05-16-2020, 10:02 PM.

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                        • Meanwhile...

                          We could stop the pandemic by July 4 if the government took these steps

                          A $74 billion investment in testing, tracing and isolation could rescue the economy — quickly

                          https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlo...9ad_story.html

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                          • How to Reopen America Safely

                            Months ago, I called for a long lockdown. Now we must minimize collateral damage.

                            https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/o...-lockdown.html

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                            • Meanwhile....Eat!

                              Brits urged to binge on strawberries as lack of summer events sparks glut fears

                              Farmers have called on the British public to binge on strawberries, after the cancellation of events such as the Wimbledon tennis championships raised fears of a glut.
                              As farmers gear up for peak strawberry picking season in June and July, they expect the lack of outdoor events, weddings and mass gatherings to cut demand for UK-grown berries.

                              FT



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                              • Meanwhile....

                                Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.

                                California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.

                                https://www.propublica.org/article/t...mpression=true

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