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  • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    There may have been 3 million in China alone. They ordered 2 million urns to Wuhan for cremated ashes early in 2020.
    You do know that the population of Wuhan is just a bit over 10 million right? And I wouldn't try to insult your intelligence to assume that you seriously believe that 20% of the whole city perished there. And whence the 2 million figure? There was some panic buying at the start of last year but this number is preposterous. I did a quick search and it's more like a projection from pictures and isolated orders for a few days. That being said, feel free to make your own conjecture and believe what you want to believe against the title of the thread. I can only guess that's something quite satisfactory.
    Last edited by xw; 04-17-2021, 05:09 AM.

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    • Meanwhile...

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      • “I just never in a million years ever expected my field of work to become less medical and more political,” said Hailey Bloom, a registered Republican and the public information officer for the health department that covers Natrona County, Wyo., which Mr. Trump won by a wide margin last year.

        The health department, Ms. Bloom said, set up a clinic in a former Macy’s at the local mall and was prepared to give 1,500 shots a day, four days a week. But it has never been able to fill all the slots, she said; usually, 300 or 400 people show up.

        Ms. Bloom, like many other county officials, said she feared that reaching herd immunity might not be possible in her community. “It’s terrifying to think that this may never end,” she said. “So much hinges on these vaccinations.”


        https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare

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        • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
          “I just never in a million years ever expected my field of work to become less medical and more political,” said Hailey Bloom, a registered Republican and the public information officer for the health department that covers Natrona County, Wyo., which Mr. Trump won by a wide margin last year.

          The health department, Ms. Bloom said, set up a clinic in a former Macy’s at the local mall and was prepared to give 1,500 shots a day, four days a week. But it has never been able to fill all the slots, she said; usually, 300 or 400 people show up.

          Ms. Bloom, like many other county officials, said she feared that reaching herd immunity might not be possible in her community. “It’s terrifying to think that this may never end,” she said. “So much hinges on these vaccinations.”


          https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...e=articleShare
          I'm going to a Restaurant in S.W. Florida tomorrow. 10 people, all vaccinated, 8 of them Republicans. Average age 80. The older, the smarter?

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            Not going well in India...

            Looks like they're on Viagra.

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            • Originally posted by jeremyp View Post

              I'm going to a Restaurant in S.W. Florida tomorrow. 10 people, all vaccinated, 8 of them Republicans. Average age 80. The older, the smarter?
              I'm surprised you know that many Republicans. :-)

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              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                Not going well in India...

                Today, from a friend who does high level data analytics for Kaiser: “Have you seen the India situation? Almost apocalyptic. They are forecasting a two week window to reach 500K documented cases a day ( so its way over that figure) and a running need for a need for up to a half million ER beds in a moving month. Holy f#@k!” 😬

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                • India's Kumbh festival attracts big crowds amid devastating second Covid wave

                  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56770460

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                  • Virus cases and hospitalizations rise sharply in Pennsylvania, as dozens of other states see high caseloads.

                    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/17/w....co/MC3fIqL6E7

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                    • Why are we allowing anyone from Brazil to enter this country given the risk they represent? Why wouldn’t we long ago have cancelled flights from a South American nation that is the epicentre of a COVID-19 variant considered far worse than any of the others? A variant that made its way into B.C. and proceeded to rip through the province, not to mention the Vancouver Canucks hockey team." Globe & Mail

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                      • “How they handled the J&J, I think was a huge mistake,” he said.

                        In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination and recommended a “pause” in administering the one-dose vaccine.

                        “I don’t know the information they have, but if you’re going to do that, you could’ve done that in a way that was not going to cause a lot of people to lose confidence,” he said.


                        https://www.wfla.com/news/polk-count...e-in-lakeland/

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                        • I don’t think it’s fully evident how bad things are in India yet.

                          https://mobile.twitter.com/Tanvim/st...86538742935554

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                          • 'Ripe for fraud’: Coronavirus vaccination cards support burgeoning scams


                            Officials warn that falsified cards could endanger lives and undermine efforts to end the pandemic

                            https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...ination-cards/

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                            • Financial Times

                              Scientists assessing Indian variant spread ‘on daily basis’



                              JASMINE CAMERON-CHILESHE AND ALEX BARKER

                              Health officials say they are still assessing whether a variant of Covid-19 first discovered in India is more transmissible and vaccine evasive than other forms of the virus after the discovery of 77 cases in the UK.

                              Susan Hopkins, a senior medical adviser at Public Health England, said yesterday that scientists did not have “enough data” to clarify whether it should be classed as a “variant of concern” — the most serious classification.

                              At the moment, the B. 1.617 variant, which has been linked with a surge in cases in India in recent weeks, has been classified by Britain as a “variant under investigation”.

                              Concern over the variant comes as cases have risen within India: over the weekend the country recorded 261,500 new infections and 1,501 deaths.

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                              • Frightening: a single flight from Delhi to Hong Kong has so far led to 47 imported cases (& counting). All were required to do pre-departure testing and all were tested upon arrival. Yet, most of the cases were detected in hotel quarantine (most detected on day 12).

                                https://mobile.twitter.com/KarenGrep...85013548777475

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