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And now the bill comes due. Italy Enters Chapter Two of the Corona Crisis

Something you will not see in the normal news. Explosive Revelations in the Flynn Case

At least in this country all they do is take down the post if it is wrong think. We still have a ways to go. Chinese internet users who uploaded coronavirus memories to GitHub have been arrested

They are using that magic word and they have letters after there name and they are publishing in paper read by a lot of voters in NY. We can hope it will start to change things Science says: It’s time to start easing the lockdowns

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I think the part about Cuomo’s star falling is wishful thinking. Andrew Cuomo’s Star Falling: Questions arise about NY forcing nursing homes to admit infected patients

For what it is worth. California Docs Say Lockdown vs. Non-Lockdown ‘Did Not Produce a Statistically Different Number of Deaths’

I am not saying this is bad in the abstract. But lets face it, when it doubt, code it COVID is going to be the order of the day.Fact check: Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19, on ventilators

There is a chart going around from FT showing accesses deaths over the average from COVID. But that chart is misleading because the death rate is always going up and down. Look at this one for a better idea. Map of z-scores by country

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Most U.S. Hospitals Are Empty. Soon They Might Be Closed for Good

Only rich people can afford to buy stuff so I would guess most of the people doing this are in the know. Panic-buying grips North Korea amid rumors of Kim Jong Un’s demise

The Atlantic praises censorship. Worth reading in a sick way. In the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong. Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values.”

Singapore was the country that was held to have done everything right. That is the problem with trying to avoid the virus, it is always waiting for you to make a mistake. Singapore races to build beds for COVID-19 patients as cases surge


Because I am sick of posting COVID stuff, here is one Churchill’s most famous speeches……

I have always thought that Churchill’s read better then they sounded. I think a lot of his reputation as orator stems from the fact that a lot more people have read them then heard them. Still, having said that, few in his age or this age would say the things that he said in the stress of those times.

Compare to Reagan……

Granted, he had a better sound system. But then, he quotes Churchill and I think he was deliberately trying to channel him.

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A reminder of what real pandemics are like. We could still have one someday. Imagine how well we would handle it. Invisible Little Worms

Lots of charts about something you already know. Nearly all NYC coronavirus patients had underlying health conditions, study finds

All the panic about not having enough ventilators when they don’t help much. Nearly all Covid-19 patients put on ventilators in New York’s largest health system died, study finds

I wish I could believe this was false. Poll: 8 in 10 Americans Favor Strict Shelter-in-Place Orders To Limit Coronavirus’ Spread, and Most Say They Could Continue to Obey Such Orders for Another Month or Longer

They say 5 times deadlier then the flu like it was something horrible but not too long ago people saying that it was only 5 times worse were considered naive. New York City antibody survey reveals more than a FIFTH residents have been infected and mortality rate is FIVE TIMES deadlier than the flu

This was a choice. Coronavirus-Induced Food Supply Disruptions Hitting Farmers, Poor Consumers

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BALI & COVID19 — an involuntary experiment in epidemiology & immunology

Snohomish County Washington Sheriff: “The Governor’s Plan is No Plan At All”

The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation

Trying to scare people and I have no doubt that a lot of people are coming down with it. But how many people are actually dying? You can read the entire thing and come up with the answer of one or two. Coronavirus at meatpacking plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds

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Trying to keep the virus out is a losing game even for the competent. Why Singapore, Once a Model for Coronavirus Response, Lost Control of Its Outbreak

The evidence consistently points in this direction but the great and good keep ignoring the implications. “What it means is we had coronavirus circulating in the community much earlier than we had documented and much earlier than we had thought,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County’s public health officer. “Those deaths probably represent many, many more infections. And so there had to be chains of transmission that go back much earlier.”

It is a policy that I thought was insane when the Italians did it. It was one mistake I did not think we would make. I am not a big fan of lock downs but even I would try to keep covid out of nursing homes. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus nursing home policy proves tragic: Goodwin