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COVID-19 Deaths in Europe: Excess Mortality is – DOWN?

Italy Risks Losing Grip in South With Fear of Looting, Riots

Comet Atlas is racing toward the inner solar system, and it could become the brightest comet seen in the night sky in over two decades. The comet, discovered by an observatory designed to protect Earth from asteroids, may even be visible during the day just two months from now.

Saudi Arabia to raise oil exports to record high

India earlier this month restricted the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them, including acetaminophen — a common pain reliever. India, the world’s leading supplier of generic drugs, is a key source for active pharmaceutical ingredients used to produce a range of medicines.

Drivers funneled through roadblock by police impostors during COVID-19 Pandemic

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An interesting study. An Italian academic has claimed striking evidence that most people infected with covid-19 show no symptoms but are still able to infect others, which he says has huge implications for testing policy, particularly in hospitals.

how long does the virus survive on surfaces?

We all know how testing makes a difference in the reported death rate. Not talked about is how hard it is to say what the cause of death was. How to understand — and report — figures for ‘COVID deaths’.

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I can’t stand the tut tuting. Not to long ago the WHO said their was no evidence of human to human transmission of the virus. But since I posted the warnings from the French I figured I would share the other side. At this point all we have is people making observations and drawing correlations between things that may not be correlated. The Ibuprofen Debate Reveals the Danger of Covid-19 Rumors

Wages of Panic. Truckers Wary of New York Deliveries Create Headache for Grocers

If your wondering as to how the US compares right now. Breaking down the numbers per capita.

Lot of logic fails in this. But it does represent the worse case for the UK. Shows the worst case is not all that bad compared to a “real” pandemic. How much ‘normal’ risk does Covid represent?

Are many more people infected than we think?

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Most Interesting Story of the Day: Japan’s winning its quiet fight against Covid-19. Remains to see if it works. Some countries that seemed immune are now having trouble. Still Japan was one of the first nations that was exposed and they are doing everything “wrong” and getting away with it so far.

This is what panic breeds, not that fear is valid excuse. Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors ‘Completely Abandoned’ In Care Homes

As usual, this article gives Trump to much credit. Anyone with a working internet connection knows that Chinese and French doctors have been saying this works. That is the entire reason they are doing clinical trials in the first place. So the idea that this is all the fault of Trumps press conference is pure TDS. Pharmacists told ProPublica that they are seeing unusual and fraudulent prescribing activity as doctors stockpile unproven coronavirus drugs endorsed by President Donald Trump.

This seems kind of strange for a nation that supposedly only has 700 some confirmed cases. With a heavy heart, two more Metro Manila hospitals stop admission of COVID-19 patients as they reach ‘full capacity’

Read the Banned Article

I posted a link to this article yesterday but it got taken down because this type of information has been determined to be bad by the mob. You can read it here if you did not get to read it yesterday. It is disgusting that stuff like this is determined too dangerous for people to read.

For what it is worth this is they guy who seems most responsible for taking the article down. Some of his complaints are legitimate, but mostly it reads like he did not understand what he was reading. The parts of the article that I thought were the strongest and most well documented are the parts he avoided addressing. Mostly he seems to have an issue with the modeling and modeling something this unknown is a crap shoot no matter who does it. The optimistic models don’t account for Italy (and most likely other places) and the pessimistic models don’t have a good explanation for Africa, Japan, Russia, and a number of other places.