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  • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Sweden tops Europe COVID-19 deaths per capita over last seven days

    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/a...mpression=true
    wonder where those Bakersfield doctors are?

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    • Meanwhile...

      Sweden deaths unnerve Nordic neighbours

      Country’s high mortality rate means Denmark, Finland and Norway fear opening borders

      Denmark, Finland and Norway are debating whether to maintain travel restrictions on Sweden but ease them for other countries as they nervously eye their Nordic neighbour’s higher coronavirus death toll.

      Sweden has the highest mortality rate per capita at this stage of the epidemic, according to a Financial Times tracker that uses a seven-day rolling average of new deaths. It has overtaken the UK, Italy and Belgium in recent days.


      Norwegians are allowed to visit Sweden but have to go into 10 days’ quarantine when they return. Norway’s centre-right government will decide in June whether to maintain the restrictions or not.

      FT

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      • NYC Mayor de Blasio is quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal that it is too soon to say whether the NYC Marathon will go forward in a November.

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        • Meanwhile...

          Coronavirus not under control in US, warn Imperial scientists

          About half of all states still have reproduction rates above one, report shows

          Coronavirus is not under control in much of the US, according to a report from scientists at Imperial College London, who warn that relaxing the lockdowns further now could result in another surge in deaths.

          About half of all states still have reproduction rates above one, the report warned, meaning that each coronavirus patient is infecting more than one other. Any reproduction rate above one means the virus spreads exponentially.

          The findings come as almost every state and territory in the US has begun to ease restrictions on movement, despite many not having hit the milestones set by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for doing so. Robert Redfield, the head of CDC, told the Financial Times this week that he expected a second wave of cases this winter.

          Axel Gandy, professor of mathematics at Imperial, said: “What this shows is that the epidemic has not passed. The numbers have come down, and the efforts are showing results. But continuous efforts are needed.”


          https://amp.ft.com/content/d46ca987-...mpression=true

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          • Social Distancing Is Not Enough

            The
            science of COVID's indoor vs. outdoor transmission, and what it means for the future of the great indoors, including: - offices - restaurants and retail - theaters - arenas - bars and clubs - gyms and fitness centers

            We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.

            COVID-19 has mounted a sustained attack on public life, especially indoor life. Many of the largest super-spreader events took place inside—at a church in South Korea, an auditorium in France, a conference in Massachusetts. The danger of the indoors is more than anecdotal. A Hong Kong paper awaiting peer review found that of 7,324 documented cases in China, only one outbreak occurred outside—during a conversation among several men in a small village. The risk of infection indoors is almost 19 times higher than in open-air environments, according to another study from researchers in Japan.

            https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...inside/611953/

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            • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

              The Thursday (5/21/20) early afternoon numbers:

              Worldwide: 4,859K (+0%) cases & 329K (+2%) deaths
              The USA : 1,557K (+2%) cases & 93,606(+2%) deaths
              New York : 359K (+0%) cases & 23,083 (+1%) deaths
              NYC Only: 199K (+0%) cases & 20,934 (+0%) deaths
              New Jersey: 151K(+1%)cases & 10,843 (+1%) deaths
              Bergen Co.:17,583(+0%)cases & 1,508 (+1%) deaths

              NYC numbers include probable as well as confirmed coronavirus deaths.

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              The Friday (5/22/20) early afternoon numbers:

              Worldwide: 5,128K (+5%) cases & 333K (+1%) deaths
              The USA : 1,578K (+1%) cases & 94,729(+1%) deaths
              New York: 361K (+1%) cases & 23,083 (+0%) deaths
              NYC Only : 199K (+0%) cases & 21,003 (+0%) deaths
              New Jersey:153K (+1%)cases & 10,985 (+1%) deaths
              Bergen Co.: 17,653(+0%)cases & 1,515 (+0%) deaths

              NYC numbers include probable as well as confirmed deaths. New York State numbers do not yet include new daily death numbers today.

              NJ had fewer than 2K new cases for the 16th straight day, and under 200 new deaths for the 4th straight day. Coronavirus hospitalizations have dropped from 8K to 3K. There have been 550K tests for a population of 9 million.

              NJ Governor Murphy loosened the restriction on outside gatherings from a max 10 people to a max of 25 people.

              Bergen County daily new deaths were only in single digits for the 5th time n the past week.
              Last edited by Halfmiler2; 05-22-2020, 06:01 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                Social Distancing Is Not Enough

                The
                science of COVID's indoor vs. outdoor transmission, and what it means for the future of the great indoors, including: - offices - restaurants and retail - theaters - arenas - bars and clubs - gyms and fitness centers

                We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.

                COVID-19 has mounted a sustained attack on public life, especially indoor life. Many of the largest super-spreader events took place inside—at a church in South Korea, an auditorium in France, a conference in Massachusetts. The danger of the indoors is more than anecdotal. A Hong Kong paper awaiting peer review found that of 7,324 documented cases in China, only one outbreak occurred outside—during a conversation among several men in a small village. The risk of infection indoors is almost 19 times higher than in open-air environments, according to another study from researchers in Japan.

                https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...inside/611953/
                This will be read as it's ok for open air bars to open up all over the US and everyone will be safe as can be.

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                • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

                  This will be read as it's ok for open air bars to open up all over the US and everyone will be safe as can be.
                  To an extent....he talks about that in the article...which is free for everyone.

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                  • Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states

                    The coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person and not easily from a contaminated surface. That is the takeaway from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this month updated its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website.

                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt....co/hmYyZ1qFst

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                    • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                      Social Distancing Is Not Enough

                      The
                      science of COVID's indoor vs. outdoor transmission, and what it means for the future of the great indoors, including: - offices - restaurants and retail - theaters - arenas - bars and clubs - gyms and fitness centers

                      We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections.

                      COVID-19 has mounted a sustained attack on public life, especially indoor life. Many of the largest super-spreader events took place inside—at a church in South Korea, an auditorium in France, a conference in Massachusetts. The danger of the indoors is more than anecdotal. A Hong Kong paper awaiting peer review found that of 7,324 documented cases in China, only one outbreak occurred outside—during a conversation among several men in a small village. The risk of infection indoors is almost 19 times higher than in open-air environments, according to another study from researchers in Japan.

                      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...inside/611953/
                      Here is another particularly unhappy example: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...read-virus-all

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                      • Relive high school or college! Somebody else makes notes for you!

                        https://twitter.com/HarrisVitiligo/s...59112091389954

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                        • Meanwhile...

                          The Coronavirus Vaccine Is on Track to Be the Fastest Ever Developed

                          https://www.newyorker.com/science/me...ever-developed

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                          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                            Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states

                            The coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person and not easily from a contaminated surface. That is the takeaway from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this month updated its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website.

                            https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt....co/hmYyZ1qFst
                            On TV today I saw someone who said...BUT! If you touch a surface and then touch your face you will spread the disease. Perhaps the CDC meant. You can't get it from just touching a surface, unless you transfer it to your mouth, nose etc.

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                            • so who can you trust?!

                              Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots


                              https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...3mWoSxXnGI6Rtg

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                              • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                                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.
                                These are countries that didn't trust China or the numbers put out by China. From SARS the mantra "once bitten, twice shy" was there guiding principle. They all activated their pandemic plans back in January.

                                NZ has done pretty well as we also reacted quite quickly. But if we had reacted as quickly as HK. Cambodia etc, we would have done really well.

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