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14 minutes ago, marceline said:

The spike we're going to see in rural America is going to be ugly. I'm here in Ohio but this state is chock full of good hospitals from the Cleveland Clinic on down. I live ten minutes from a Level 1 trauma center. Rural America has closed 125 rural hospitals in the last ten years and the ones that are open are starved for money because they can't do elective procedures so they aren't generating needed income. My prediction is that a lot of people are going to pack into churches on Easter and 2-3 weeks later the funerals will begin.

Yes, many rural hospitals closed. But I have to tell you, most of those rural hospitals blew chunks to start with. Their quality of care was crap 30 years ago. 

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58 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

That is extremely sad, and what happens in a huge city like that where you are a faceless number. So many people with nobody to claim their body. 

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2 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

And what are the testing rates in Missouri? You also failed to mention that almost 100% of the deaths in St. Louis are PoC.  I am sure it's population density and has

 

I heard yesterday the deaths in Missouri are in fact 100% African American. 

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30 minutes ago, alphanguy74 said:

That is extremely sad, and what happens in a huge city like that where you are a faceless number. So many people with nobody to claim their body. 

You just keep making assumptions don't you. Who said the dead are not claimed? They are burying the dead right now because morticians are overwhelmed and they are running out of space in the refrigerator trucks.

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24 minutes ago, Gray Bunny said:

 

I heard yesterday the deaths in Missouri are in fact 100% African American. 


they are. the governor is getting run up one side and down the other. his inaction has made the situation dire, so the St. Louis City mayor & County executive have just went ahead and they are basically running St. Louis.....same thing in Kansas City, even though the mayor of St. Charles refused to issue the order until he got DESTROYED and then changed his mind.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-reports-recovered-coronavirus-patients-testing-positive-again-idUSKCN21S15X?fbclid=IwAR3pbZUoVocw2_pPs-YQDV3tZsz3EtYrSZVC-rrQ5LPKqjspcdflj3dIGgU

 

Interesting article. 91 patients in Korea that had cleared have now tested positive for the virus again. There still isn't much data, but the article covers 3 theories they are working off of.  

 

1) The virus has the ability to lay dormant in healthy cells before reactivating and making people sick again. It could mean the virus may act like hepatitis or HIV in that once your infected, you always carry the virus.

 

2) Testing failure. Meaning the patients were actually still positive but the test came back with a false negative.

 

3)Survivors do not acquire prolonged immunity. This would mean, that herd immunity would be impossible to ever achieve as too many people would be prone to reinfection. 

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So many egregious failures of leadership during this crisis...

1 minute ago, wingwalker said:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-reports-recovered-coronavirus-patients-testing-positive-again-idUSKCN21S15X?fbclid=IwAR3pbZUoVocw2_pPs-YQDV3tZsz3EtYrSZVC-rrQ5LPKqjspcdflj3dIGgU

 

Interesting article. 91 patients in Korea that had cleared have now tested positive for the virus again. There still isn't much data, but the article covers 3 theories they are working off of.  

 

1) The virus has the ability to lay dormant in healthy cells before reactivating and making people sick again. It could mean the virus may act like hepatitis or HIV in that once your infected, you always carry the virus.

 

2) Testing failure. Meaning the patients were actually still positive but the test came back with a false negative.

 

3)Survivors do not acquire prolonged immunity. This would mean, that herd immunity would be impossible to ever achieve as too many people would be prone to reinfection. 

I’ve been reading about this and, yeah, wow.

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I truly cannot stand this man.

 

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3 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

I have a cousin who lives in the Cleveland area with his husband. I was wondering how Ohio was doing because not much is mentioned about the state but that might be a good sign. 

 

I didn't vote for the guy and don't really like him but Gov. Mike DeWine has handled this situation very well. He's relied on the science, has been straightforward, made some tough decisions and has stayed away from political grandstanding. My heart breaks for the people in states like Florida or Georgia who are being led by Trump puppets willing to kill their own constituents just to keep the MAGA fiction going.

 

WaPo has a nice article about how DeWine handled this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/did-ohio-get-it-right-early-intervention-preparation-for-pandemic-may-pay-off/2020/04/09/7570bfea-7a4f-11ea-9bee-c5bf9d2e3288_story.html

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On 4/9/2020 at 11:11 AM, DRW50 said:

Johnson is such a colonialist he probably sees non-white doctors as existing to treat him...

 

You can say Kamala ran a flawed campaign, as many did, but the brutal way she was treated by so many on the right and the left was clearly not about her campaign. I think if she wants to be VP she'd be a very good one, but I'm not sure why she'd even want to put herself through all that at this point. 

The same reason all people who gain major positions of power do it. They are very ambitions and feel that gaining that power is worth what you have to go through to get it. They also have very thick skin, even Chelsea Clinton has that and she never asked for what she's gone through.  Ambition is still seen as an insult when applied to women, but that's the personality type it takes to even enter that arena, never mind win.

4 hours ago, marceline said:

 

I can't find a mask or gloves anywhere. I tried to buy through Amazon and the delivery date is mid-May.

Etsy or (god forgive me for recommending it), Nextdoor app. Someone a few blocks from you is probably crafting them right now in her living room.

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There's been some talk here about Sweden, which has been a topic of debate on how to handle COVID-19. There is some back and forth in these tweets.

 

 

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