Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Day Eleven

Surviving C-19 Day Eleven
April 11, 2020 7 Am
84 Days since first US infection.
                                            Evening                             Morning
Global Infected                 1,691,719                             1,704,565
Global Dead                      102,525                 103,257
Increase Infected            60,409                                   12,846
Increase Dead                 4,124                                    732

US Infected                        496,535                 501,615
US Dead                             18,586                                18,777
Increase Infected            23,442                                 5,080
Increase Dead                  750                                      191

Here are a selection of quotes from, an anthropological site.  These quotes issue forth from the mouths of Trump’s evangelical support base.

“Landon Spradlin, a traveling musician and evangelist, posted on social media on March 13 that coronavirus management was politically motivated “mass hysteria.” On his way home to Virginia from preaching on the streets of New Orleans, he started feeling ill and was admitted to a hospital in North Carolina. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and COVID-19. On March 25, he died.”

“Some of the comments made by evangelical extremists are hard to wrap one’s head around. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne said in a video on March 27: “We have brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place. If someone walks through the door, it kills everything on them. If they sneeze, it shoots it down at a 100 mph. It’ll neutralize it in split seconds. We have the most sterile building, I don’t know, in all of North America. He also made the peculiar claim that God will multiply toilet paper: “You think you’re gonna run out, but when you look again, there’s still enough. That’s supernatural sustenance.” Howard-Browne was arrested on March 30 for unlawful assembly and violation of his county’s stay-at-home order. He was released 40 minutes later after posting bail.”

“For many of these preachers, the mantra “faith over fear” is interpreted to mean that religion will physically protect people from illness. On Sunday, March 15, “Apostle” Guillermo Maldonado, leader of the King Jesus International Ministry in Miami, Florida, rhetorically asked, “Do you believe God would bring his people to his house to be contagious with the virus? Of course not.” He went on, “If we die, we die for Christ. If we live, we live for Christ. So, what do you lose?””

“Referencing the Old Testament, Andrew Wommack, a conservative Christian televangelist, explained, “Exodus 23:25 … says that you shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall take away all sickness.” He continued that the phrase “take away” in Hebrew literally translates as “turn off.” So, Wommack concludes, God “turns off sickness. You don’t have the ability to get sick.””

“Pastor Shuttlesworth states in his podcast, “I can’t afford for there to be even one month where some lab-created virus … derail(s) me from God’s prophetic agenda for my life.” He gives advice on how to “scripturally insulate yourself to fear.””

“Rabbi Curt Landry, of Curt Landry Ministries in Fairland, Oklahoma—whose ministry seeks to reconcile Judaism and Christianity—had a similar message in a video posted to Facebook, stating, “I am more concerned about the fear, the spirit of fear, that has been released from the devil, than I am the virus.””

“Drawing from a historical example of how Americans responded to the 1918 flu pandemic, Russell Reno, the editor of the religious journal First Things, stated: “Their reaction was vastly different from ours. They continued to worship, go to musical performances, clash on football fields, and gather with friends. … Unlike us … that generation did not want to live under Satan’s rule, not even for a season.””

“Others have worryingly spoken out against vaccines. Rabbi Landry warned that “they are going to have a computer record of everybody who does take the vaccine,” which will determine who will later accept the “mark of the beast.” He said, “That vaccine is from the pit of hell.””

“All people deserve respect when it comes to their beliefs. But when those spiritual beliefs and sentiments have the power to undermine public health advice and spread illness and death, it becomes imperative that anthropologists and epidemiologists highlight these dynamics of vulnerability.”

While Fox news yaks about drive through gun sales and the XFL canceling its season MSNBC endlessly drones on about the slow reaction and lack of reaction from the federal government.  Most Fox watchers cannot stand MSNBC and vice versa, both networks spend so much time deriding the other that it affects the credibility of both in my view.  The News is not what some other pundit on a competing network said, it’s not to show how unfair, unjust or unbalanced the other guy is compared to you, that’s advertisement of your own network masquerading as News.

If Trump does something right, like closing the borders with China, MSNBC won’t admit that was good, but will instead point out the travel ban was incomplete and after he stopped travel he kept saying “everythings fine, its like the flu”. MSNBC wil repeat that over and over through various hosts all day. Switch to Fox and its fully inverted, all they talk about is what Trump did right and they ignore everything else. Both networks are not selling truth, but spin.

For posterity, here is what I am doing every day to track the blitzkrieg of news thrown at all of us.  I get up and check the raw data, how many more infected and dead we now have.  For this I am using the John’s Hopkins tracker used by the CDC and every hospital in the nation.  Next I go to ground news, this is an app for phones (I use the web site), which advertises itself as the “World’s first News Comparison Platform”, with “News from over 50 Thousand sources”.  Later in the day I will go to you tube and clip headlines from ABC. NBC, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and Live France.  Every few days I will peruse BBC globally, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.  These later pages link outwards but language quickly becomes a barrier.

Legacy Headlines
Czech nudists told to wear face masks by police
A nurse revealed the tragic last words of his coronavirus patient: ‘Who’s going to pay for it?’
New drop in overnight coronavirus deaths confirms downward trend in Spain
Two thirds of COVID-19 patients improve after Gilead drug
Many People Who Tested Negative for Coronavirus Might Actually Have it, Warn Scientists
Crime drops around the world as COVID-19 keeps people inside
Russia opens criminal case after Czech officials remove Soviet statue
Coronavirus: Vaccine could be ready as early as September, according to scientist
Iran says total number of infected with coronavirus reaches 70,029
Dutch telecommunications towers damaged by 5G protestors
Coronavirus: Brazil’s president rejects COVID-19 as a ‘little flu’ and ignores distancing rules
Coronavirus: India sets up 1,200 ‘containment zones’ as people banned from leaving home
Mainland China reports 46 new coronavirus cases, up from 42 a day earlier
World Bank’s Malpass upbeat on prospects for progress on debt relief
White House accuses US broadcaster Voice of America of promoting ‘Beijing’s propaganda’
Costume makers behind ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ shift to creating hospital scrubs
Trump: U.S. could impose visa sanctions on countries not accepting deportees
US has more than 500,000 coronavirus cases, daily death toll reaches record 2,000
Mexico closes US owned plant for refusal to sell ventilators
U.N. condemns water shutoff to Libyan capital
China unveils new list of animals that can be farmed for meat
Trump says when to reopen US economy ‘biggest decision’ of presidency
Nearly half of severe COVID-19 cases showed neurological symptoms
Dr. Anthony Fauci says White House mulling coronavirus certificates of immunity
Sweden challenges Trump and scientific mainstream by refusing coronavirus lockdown
Florida Gov. DeSantis mulls reopening schools: Coronavirus ‘doesn’t seem to threaten’ kids
FDA warns Alex Jones to stop pitching bogus virus remedies
Easter bunnies on lockdown wear face masks to support Belgian hospital
Turkey imposes two-day lockdown in all major cities
Mafia distributes food to Italy’s struggling residents
Catholic Archbishop Calls for Exorcism Prayers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus
In epicenter of French virus outbreak, medical workers believe peak has passed
New Ebola case in Congo, days before outbreak’s expected end
Global coronavirus deaths surge past 100,000, doubling in nearly a week
Lifting virus lockdowns too quickly could spark ‘deadly resurgence’: WHO
New U.S. projections show summer spike if coronavirus restrictions lifted
Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll and new cases decline slightly

So I spent the day in computer hell. Unit crashed as I was working on this, lost a lot of data.  Took quite a while to get the unit up, and I have no time to replace yesterday’s data.  All the data headlines and my own commentary yesterday vanished in a brownout crash from the damn snow storm. Instead I will just post what survived and get busy grabbing headlines.

While I struggled in computer hell thousands of my fellow humans died.

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