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China Deploys Military to Fight Coronavirus as Confirmed Infections Approach 1,000

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I saw my cardiologist yesterday. He's not at all worried about the corona virus. He says the only people who should be concerned are those who have weak immune systems or other underlying serious health problems.
"... the only people who should be concerned..." <-- Well... that's not quite right. Some folks (2BB+) are Asiatic. The virus hits them harder. And people in poor places (Haiti or any other black-run country) where there aren't the basics. In that case, good health and immune systems may not make the difference. (eg: You get aspirin and Vitamin C doses. Eritrean gets to tough it out.

Then, there are folks like Himself, pushin' 80. Guess what the typical death age from this shit is so far? (*snork*) :computer: Yup. The demographic is 80. TINS.

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Just found this. It WILL have an impact here:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soc...ause-global-medicine-shortages-chinas-factory

"Factory activity in China – the top producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients – hit all-time low in February after measures to halt outbreak... antibiotics, diabetes medications, HIV drugs and ibuprofen among those heavily reliant on China."
More incentive to open more manufacturing factories on shore. It's not like China invented manufacturing. We did it before, we'll do it again. The days of being inundated with cheap Chinese junk are starting to pass away. You buy cheap, you get cheap!
 
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THURSDAY, MARCH 05, 2020
The Gathering Storm: Could Covid-19 Overwhelm Us in the Months Ahead?

Either the science is wrong and the complacent will be proven correct, or the science is correct and the complacent will be wrong.

The present disconnect between the science of Covid-19 and the status quo's complacency is truly crazy-making, as we face a binary situation: either the science is correct and all the complacent are wrong, or the science is false and all the complacent are correct that the virus is no big deal and nothing to fret about.

Complacency is ubiquitous: readers on Facebook leave comments on my posts "this is silly." Correspondents report that people don't even cover their mouths when coughing, much less use a tissue. People keep repeating like a mantra that a bad flu season kills 35,000 in the U.S. alone, and so why worry about a couple thousand deaths globally?

Another common trope is "hepatitis kills far more people in the U.S., so why worry about the coronavirus?"

So let's look at some data and consider what science can tell us about the potential consequences of the Covid-19 virus spreading as widely as conventional flu viruses.

The fallacy made by the complacent is that the number of cases will remain small (in the dozens or hundreds) and so the number of deaths will also remain small.

Since the evidence suggests the Covid-19 virus is more contagious than conventional flu viruses, a reasonable assumption is that it will eventually infect more people than a conventional flu, which according to the CDC infects up to 45 million Americans annually.

According to the CDC, viral hepatitis B caused 5,600 deaths in the U.S. in 2017, and hepatitis C caused 19,000 deaths, for a total of 24,600. That certainly exceeds reported deaths of Covid-19, but since the statistics presented by the Chinese government are unreliable, we have no idea how many people have the virus and how many have died.

According to the CDC, influenza and pneumonia together caused 55,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2017.

Given the scientific evidence that Covid-19 is highly contagious, let's do a Pareto Distribution (80/20 rule) projection and estimate that 20% of the the U.S. population gets Covid-19. That's 66 million people, roughly 50% higher than the 45 million who catch a flu virus in a "bad flu" season.

Data suggests between 2% and 3.4% of all Covid-19 cases end in death, but the deaths are concentrated in the 20% of cases that become severe, and in the vulnerable populations within the 20% severe cases that require hospitalization.

Using the lower CFR (case-fatality rate) rate, 2% of 66 million is 1.3 million, so if Covid-19 infects only 20% of the U.S. populace, current data suggests 1.3 million people will die. This is considerably more than 24,600,or 55,000. (Total annual deaths in the U.S. are around 2.8 million.)

But these mortality data are drawn from small numbers of patients who have had access to intensive care. Anecdotal evidence from places where the healthcare system has been overwhelmed (Wuhan) so intensive care is unavailable to the majority of severely ill patients suggest much higher death rates around 15%, with worst-case scenarios going as high as 80% mortality for untreated severe cases in vulnerable populations (elderly and chronically ill).

If 20% of all cases can be expected to be severe and require hospitalization/intensive care (20% of 66 million is 13 million people), then intensive care will quickly become unavailable due to the low number of intensive care beds in the U.S. (94,000). The total number of all hospital beds in the U.S. is around 931,000. (Recall that the majority of these beds are already in use, so the number available to those severely ill with Covid-19 is a fraction of the total.)

If 15% of untreated severely ill patients die, that is 13 million X 15% = 1.95 million.

So let's cut all these numbers in half: let's assume only 10% of the U.S. populace gets the Covid-19 virus (33 million), so only 6.6 million people become severely ill. If 15% of untreated severely ill patients eventually die, that's 1 million deaths in the U.S. alone.

In other words, the death rate is only low if the number of severely ill patients remains very low. Once the number of patients needing hospitalization exceeds the number of ICU beds, the death rate leaps dramatically.

All this assumes there are not already more lethal variants in some human populations, and it also ignores the issue of re-infection: A tour guide in Japan tested positive for the coronavirus for a 2nd time, less than a month after recovering.

Authorities are well aware of the potential for the Covid-19 to spread rapidly and cause a great many deaths. But they're also concerned about the consequences of an economic crash as people avoid public places (i.e. "social distancing") as the most effective preventative measure to reduce the chances of contracting the virus.

The resulting layoffs and business closures will trigger financial and economic consequences that may not be recoverable if these trends self-reinforce (more layoffs cause consumption to decline, triggering more layoffs, etc.).

I wrote about this on February 11: China's Fatal Dilemma.

If authorities downplay the Covid-19 pandemic and encourage people to continue flying, gathering in public, etc. in order to keep the economy humming, that will accelerate the spread of the virus.

When people awaken to the dangers of the pandemic (for example, when ICU beds are all filled and severely ill patients are being turned away), they will panic and pursue "social distancing" regardless of what officials say. When complacency gives way to panic (yes, it can happen here and yes, it can happen to you), the economy will crash.

In other words, the economy will crash either way: if authorities force "social distancing" to limit the spread of the virus or if they downplay the pandemic and let the virus spread to the point that people panic and "socially distance" themselves regardless of official entreaties to get out there and buy, buy, buy.

Forcing "social distancing" won't stop the eventual spread of the virus, because as soon as restrictions are eased the virus will enter the newly open cities via asymptomatic carriers and a second wave of infections will spread. Forcing "social distancing" while thousands of airline flights and railway travel continue to spread asymptomatic carriers to every transportation node on the planet is not going to stop the spread of the virus.

The science suggests a significant percentage of the human populace will eventually get the Covid-19 virus. Estimates run from 40% to 70%; You're Likely to Get the Coronavirus (The Atlantic).

Common sense suggests complacency is misplaced, and efforts should be made to minimize the risk of getting the virus until a reliable vaccine is available, which those with experience in the field suggest might be a year or 18 months away.

The science is telling us that the global economy will experience a depression as these realities sink in. Authorities pushing complacency as a short-term financial panacea are doing an enormous disservice to the people who entrusted them with power. The more effective strategy would be to prepare to deal with a global depression while limiting the spread of the virus by whatever means are available, which at present boils down to social distancing and increased hygiene.

Here is an example of status quo complacency in the U.S.: the person returns from Japan with symptoms of Covid-19, tests negative for conventional flu and other viruses, CDC refuses to test for Covid-19, no special protocols despite the obvious risk of Covid-19, staff tells the patient to go home by whatever transport he/she normally uses. My COVID-19 Story. Brooklyn. (via Maoxian)

So either the science is wrong and the complacent will be proven correct, or the science is correct and the complacent will be wrong.


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"... the only people who should be concerned..." <-- Well... that's not quite right. Some folks (2BB+) are Asiatic. The virus hits them harder. And people in poor places (Haiti or any other black-run country) where there aren't the basics. In that case, good health and immune systems may not make the difference. (eg: You get aspirin and Vitamin C doses. Eritrean gets to tough it out.

Then, there are folks like Himself, pushin' 80. Guess what the typical death age from this shit is so far? (*snork*) :computer: Yup. The demographic is 80. TINS.

[Foghorn Leghorn ON] "Fortunately, Ah say fortunately, Ah don't really givvashit." [FL OFF]
Like any other typical flu type virus that rears its ugly head every year
 

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So I have a Q.

Previously there were SARS, MERS and a host of uglies.

Where did they go?

Are they now counted as flu or did they just acquiescence to the fact that Covid-19 is the better and have relegated themselves to the shadows?

Asking for a friend.

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Where did they go?
They mysteriously disappeared after government opened the public purse to fund research....
 

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They mysteriously disappeared after government opened the public purse to fund research....
And MSM got a new bone to chew on.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Completed in United States

Greffex, a company based out of Houston, Texas claims to have completed development on a coronavirus vaccine and is ready for animal testing. This marks the first step in getting the COVID-19 vaccine out into the market following successful human trials. The entire process, which includes FDA approval, could take years before it officially hits the market. The company announced its findings on the Houston Business Journal.
 

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EPA releases list of disinfectants to use against COVID-19

WASHINGTON (WWAY) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
 

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My question is whether the patents are for the first person/organization to ISOLATE (identify) the germ/virus or if it's something else? I could see someone wanting the credit for isolating the virus then they (may) get financial payment for every dose of vaccine that is given. Just a thought.
 

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I wonder who, or whom this organization is.... 'infected' doesn't mean dead does it....?

"This Is The Most Frightening Disease I've Ever Encountered In My Career" Says Architect Of National Pandemic Strategy

An infectious diseases expert at the forefront of the search for a coronavirus vaccine said on Friday that it was the most "frightening disease" he's ever encountered, and that "war is an appropriate analogy" for what the country is facing, as "50 - 70 percent of the global population" may become infected.
 

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I wonder who, or whom this organization is.... 'infected' doesn't mean dead does it....?

"This Is The Most Frightening Disease I've Ever Encountered In My Career" Says Architect Of National Pandemic Strategy

An infectious diseases expert at the forefront of the search for a coronavirus vaccine said on Friday that it was the most "frightening disease" he's ever encountered, and that "war is an appropriate analogy" for what the country is facing, as "50 - 70 percent of the global population" may become infected.
Nothing travels like fear!
 

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Pirbright Institute which is owned by the Gates Foundation currently holds the patent. Can't copy and paste link but it's in a Google search under patents.google.
How do you hold a patent on a fucking virus and for what purpose? Why was it manufactured in the first place? The inventors/manufacturers should be made to pay a hefty price for all the damage their patented virus has caused already, then they should be hanged...starting with this POS!

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Family of Missouri's first coronavirus patient broke self-quarantine, attended school dance

The father of Missouri's first coronavirus patient disobeyed quarantine and went to a school dance with his other daughter on Saturday evening, officials said.

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School will close on Monday after administrators learned of the relationship between the patient and her younger sister — who goes to Villa and attended the social gathering. The father and daughter also went to a pre-dance party which consisted of other students in the St. Louis County area.

“If you attended the dance, please be attentive to any symptoms you are experiencing.” a message by Villa Duchesne said.
 

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Family of Missouri's first coronavirus patient broke self-quarantine, attended school dance

The father of Missouri's first coronavirus patient disobeyed quarantine and went to a school dance with his other daughter on Saturday evening, officials said.

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School will close on Monday after administrators learned of the relationship between the patient and her younger sister — who goes to Villa and attended the social gathering. The father and daughter also went to a pre-dance party which consisted of other students in the St. Louis County area.

“If you attended the dance, please be attentive to any symptoms you are experiencing.” a message by Villa Duchesne said.
See post #178
 

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Glenn Beck gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 110,617 (up from 100,242 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 3,831 (up from 3,408 Friday)
  • 62,397 Patients Have Recovered from COVID-19 Worldwide
  • 109 Countries Have Confirmed Cases (up from 94 Friday) 4 more have Suspected Cases
  • 13% of Confirmed Cases are considered Serious (Requiring Hospitalization, down from 16% Friday), with 4% requiring ICU
  • US has 554 Confirmed Cases, and now 22 Deaths
  • Confirmed Cases in the 27 US States, with 6 More Tracking Suspected cases

https://www.glennbeck.com/radio/cor..._campaign=20200309GBDAILY&utm_term=Glenn+Beck
 

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March 9, 2020
Coronavirus Codswallop -- By the Numbers
By Brian C. Joondeph

"Codswallop" is one of those interesting words that might have been used by Supreme Court justice Anton Scalia in a dissenting opinion, or by conservative intellectual William F. Buckley in describing some liberal policy.

It's a British expression that refers to words or ideas that are foolish or untrue — in other words, nonsense.

While codswallop is a good description of the entire Democrat agenda, today I will restrict its use to the hysteria surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, media fear-mongering, and resulting public panic.

Big media are all about ratings, view, and clicks, hence their axiom, "If it bleeds, it leads." A viral outbreak is the perfect story, on par with a missing Malaysian airliner or a celebrity football player named OJ on trial for murder.

The added bonus is that any negative news can be laid at the feet of a president loathed by the media, who just so happens to be running for re-election. The media are in full campaign mode, trying desperately to drag the carcass of one of their corpselike candidates across the presidential finish line.

Stoking fear over quarantines and supply chain disruptions has sent the stock market on a downward roller coaster ride. One of President Trump's major achievements is the roaring economy. Taking the stock market down 25% or more may help the Democrats. But by the numbers, the economy is still roaring, bolstered by the February jobs report of 273,000 added jobs, more than expected, and record-low 3.5% unemployment.

Despite the hair-on-fire reporting of coronavirus news, let's look at some actual numbers, rather than the codswallop from CNN or MSNBC. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard are illustrative.

At the time of this writing, there are 107,352 cases worldwide, 3,646 deaths, and 60,558 recoveries. Fifteen of those deaths occurred in the U.S. The odds of recovering are far higher than the odds of dying.

Cases in mainland China have peaked, with few added cases over the past week. Cases elsewhere are on the rise, following the same pattern as China in early February. Recoveries are rising at an even faster rate.

Granted that China may be better equipped to institute mandatory quarantines and travel restrictions under their command and control government, the pattern is similar to the disease course for other viral epidemics.

Anthony Fauci, M.D., of the National Institutes of Health and a member of the Trump administration's task force, gave some perspective in a New England Journal of Medicine editorial:
The median age of the patients was 59 years, with higher morbidity and mortality among the elderly and among those with coexisting conditions (similar to the situation with influenza).​

The overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza.​
In other words, the coronavirus may be a nastier version of the seasonal flu, potentially fatal for the elderly and infirm. How many Americans die from the flu each day? Let's ask the CDC.



Influenza and pneumonia caused 55,672 deaths in the U.S. in 2017, or 153 persons per day. As a reminder, only 15 have died from the coronavirus to date, the number dying in any four-hour period from the flu.

Over the past decade, influenza has affected between 9.3 and 45 million persons each year, depending on the flu severity. Hospitalizations for the flu have ranged from 140,000 to 800,000 persons per year, and deaths varied between 12,000 and 61,000 each year.

These numbers, in America only, far eclipse the number of coronavirus fatalities worldwide, about 3,600 thus far. This could and will likely change, but are the numbers worthy of the hair-on-fire reaction from cable news anchors and Democrat politicians?

Remember the coronavirus mortality rate of 3.4% pushed by the World Health Organization, the global Deep State's health mouthpiece? President Trump said that number was too high and was excoriated by the liberal media, eagerly willing to trade a bunch of dead Americans for a Trump defeat in November.

It turns out the president was correct. Health and Human Services assistant secretary Admiral Brett Giroir declared, "The best estimates now of the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.1% and 1%."

For comparison, the fatality rate for the seasonal flu is 0.1%. The coronavirus fatality rate is likely similar to the 0.1–1% figure based on confirmed cases. How many individuals have a normal cold, when in reality they have the coronavirus, and recover after a week? That would mean that far more are infected but are unreported, as their infection is a nonevent, making the fatality rate lower than reported.

Look also at past viral illnesses, far more lethal than the coronavirus. The fatality rate for MERS and SARS was 34.4 and 9.5% respectively. Neither illness generated as much media hysteria as coronavirus.

Swine flu, also known as H1N1, happened on Obama's watch. With over 60 million cases in the U.S., and over 12,000 deaths, where was the vitriol hurled at Obama, compared to what we are seeing directed toward Trump?

Another number ignored by the media is the number of cases of coronavirus per capita. The U.S. rate is obviously far lower than China, South Korea, and Japan, but also lower than Italy, France, Germany, and Spain.

President Trump's decisive actions, again contrary to media reporting, are responsible for keeping U.S. numbers down due to his travel ban.

For additional perspective, heart disease kills 1,774 persons a day, cancer 1,641, accidents 466, and strokes 401 per day. A recent tornado in Tennessee claimed 24 lives, almost twice the number of Americans who died from the coronavirus thus far.
Some other numbers offer perspective. Americans die each year from unusual causes. One hundred sixty die each year from autoerotic asphyxiation, 67 are victims of serial killers, 986 are killed by police, 75 from lawnmowers, 31 struck by lightning, and one American dies each year being trampled on Black Friday.
I haven't heard any media angst over lawnmowers or auto-erotica. Medical errors are also far more dangerous than any viral epidemic. From 250,000 to 400,000 Americans die each year from medical errors, the third most common cause of death in the U.S. What would happen if Bernie Sanders got his wish and government were in charge of all of health care?
Numbers are inconvenient to the media — particularly the math-challenged like MSNBC's Brian Williams and NY Times editor Mara Gay discussing Bloomberg's campaign spending, being off by a factor of a million. How can we trust these people reporting on coronavirus numbers?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." If you watch the evening news or read the daily newspaper, you will be inundated with fear. Take the constant barrage of coronavirus codswallop with a grain of salt, and keep things in perspective.
Brian C Joondeph, M.D. is a Denver-based physician and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in American Thinker, Daily Caller, Rasmussen Reports, and other publications. Follow him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and QuodVerum.
 

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World Bank has 'Pandemic Bonds'....

Event 201 Global Pandemic

 
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VIDEO: The Coronavirus Is The Pin Popping The ‘Everything Bubble’
This will be an extinction-level event for many players
by Adam Taggart
Monday, March 9, 2020, 5:44 PM

For years, Peak Prosperity has been raising a loud warning of the ‘Everything Bubble’ that the world’s central banks have blown in global asset prices.

Over that time, we’ve debated with hundreds of economic experts on what will be the trigger to “pop” this mania.
Well, now we’re finding out.

The economic damage being wrought worldwide by the coronavirus is the black swan the system never saw coming. Trade is being strangled, and the necessary productivity needed to support that massive increase in global debt that has been taken on over the past decade is just not there.

Bankruptcies are set to ripple across industries like wildfire. Mass layoffs will return with a vengeance. For certain industries — like travel, hospitality, and the shale oil drillers — this will be an extinction-level event for many players.

As ugly as the swift -19% drop in markets from from February’s highs has been, this is just the start of the reckoning, folks.
To give you a clear understanding what to expect during the bursting of the largest asset bubble in world history, Chris rushed to record this interview with John Rubino, author of The Money Bubble:


For those wondering what practical steps to take with their money as the Everything Bubble bursts: while Chris and John were recording, I was busy interviewing the lead partners from New Harbor Financial, Peak Prosperity’s endorsed financial advisor.

In the short video below, they offer their seasoned take on the current market action, what they see as most likely to happen from here, and what they recommend investors consider now:

Market Meltdown Update with New Harbor - 3-9-2020

Anyone interested in scheduling a free consultation and portfolio review with Mike and John can do so by clicking here.

And if you’re one of the many readers brand new to Peak Prosperity over the past few weeks, we strongly urge you get your financial situation in order in parallel with your physical coronavirus preparations.

We recommend you do so in partnership with a professional financial advisor who understands the macro risks to the market that we discuss on this website. If you’ve already got one, great.

But if not, consider talking to the team at New Harbor. We’ve set up this ‘free consultation’ relationship with them to help folks exactly like you.
 

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China Threatens to Stop Antibiotics Exports to US, 2977 ~ Still reporting


 

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Its only just begun folks.....all this naysaying does just as much damage as the fear mongering.

And yes this virus is worse than the flu. Yes the flu kills about 10 to 20 thousand people every year in the USA alone, but how many get infected? About 30 to 70 million!

What will the numbers be if just 1 million are infected with wuflu? About the same number killed from the flu? We will see.
 
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Rudy Gobert touched every microphone at Jazz media availability Monday, now reportedly has coronavirus
Rudy Gobert could have potentially spread the disease he reportedly tested positive for two days later
Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, and while the league moved swiftly to suspend the season afterward, Gobert's actions before any decisions were made has caused some alarm in the basketball world.

With the NBA recently banning media from accessing locker rooms, players have begun fulfilling their media obligations at the podium. Gobert did so at Monday's Utah Jazz shootaround. Afterward, he proceeded to touch every microphone on the stage, seemingly sending a message about his fearlessness in regards to the disease. It is unknown just how many people came into contact with those microphones after Gobert.
So...here is Rudy touching all the mics following Mondays shoot around that has some people concerned... #TakeNote #utahjazz #CoronaVirus
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Gobert was ruled out of Wednesday's game earlier with what the Jazz termed as an "illness," which later grew into the reported positive test for coronavirus. The Jazz released a statement Wednesday night explaining the situation without naming Gobert:
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After the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed, players for both teams were quarantined in their locker rooms, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. Jones revealed that he himself would not be traveling out of Oklahoma City and that he planned to get tested.

The NBA reportedly planned initially to continue playing games with empty arenas, however, Gobert's diagnosis proved the fallibility of that strategy. If even one player was infected, it would force everyone on his team and who he played against into quarantine. Suspending the season was the right call, but in letting the Jazz and Thunder take the floor, it might have come too late. There is no telling how far the disease has spread within the league now.
 

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Liberals are jumping for joy!


MARCH 12, 2020 / 9:28 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO
Brazil communications secretary, who met Trump, tests positive for coronavirus: Estado de S.Paulo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian government official who attended an official meeting at Donald Trump’s resort in Florida on Saturday and posted a photo of himself standing next to the U.S. president has tested positive for coronavirus, the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper said on Thursday.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, is awaiting the results of a second confirmation test, according to the report.

Brazil’s presidency did not respond to a request for comment.

Asked by Reuters before Estado reported the positive test, Brazil’s Health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, said Bolsonaro would be monitored if Wajngarten tested positively.

In the photo posted on his Instagram account, Wajngarten is standing next to Trump wearing a “Make Brazil great again” cap. Vice President Mike Pence was next to Trump.
 

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Liberals are jumping for joy!


MARCH 12, 2020 / 9:28 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO
Brazil communications secretary, who met Trump, tests positive for coronavirus: Estado de S.Paulo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian government official who attended an official meeting at Donald Trump’s resort in Florida on Saturday and posted a photo of himself standing next to the U.S. president has tested positive for coronavirus, the Estado de S.Paulo newspaper said on Thursday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, is awaiting the results of a second confirmation test, according to the report.

Brazil’s presidency did not respond to a request for comment.

Asked by Reuters before Estado reported the positive test, Brazil’s Health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, said Bolsonaro would be monitored if Wajngarten tested positively.

In the photo posted on his Instagram account, Wajngarten is standing next to Trump wearing a “Make Brazil great again” cap. Vice President Mike Pence was next to Trump.
That's not rhetoric. I've seen posts on social media where libs said such things as "pray to God" or "please let him catch it" or "he's older than 70, right?".
 

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Good News! Coronavirus Doubling Curve Improves, 2980 ~ Still reportin

 

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That's not rhetoric. I've seen posts on social media where libs said such things as "pray to God" or "please let him catch it" or "he's older than 70, right?".
Just shows what kind of sick and morally bankrupt people they in fact are.
 

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Deaths:
5,120
Recovered:
70,733
That's a 7.24% mortality rate and a 92.76% survival rate.

The only accurate way to figure this is by using final disposition. A patient either dies from an illness or recovers. There are no other possible outcomes.
...and if at least 15% need medical intervention to have a chance of surviving, this means that approx half of those 15% are not surviving.
 

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Rugby players told not to shake hands before the game


MARCH 7, 2020

Rugby players have been advised not to touch each other before this afternoon’s games, to avoid any possible spread of Coronavirus.

But how useful is that advice in a game in which most of the players will achieve full penetration after a few minutes?

Local rugby player, Peter Thape is playing today, and he’ll spend much of the game holding another man’s scrotal sack, whilst rimming a team mate.

‘We’d be better off getting a gonorrhoea vaccination,’ said Thape.