Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Day Twenty Five

Surviving C-19 Day 25
April 25, 2020 6 AM
97 Days since first US infection

Global Infected           2,719,522                   2,812,557                                            
Increase Infected       80,279                      93,035

Global Dead               191,228                         197,217
Increase Dead           5,408                              5,989

US Infected               869,172                          905,333                
Increase Infected   26,548                      36,161

US Dead                   49,963                               51,949
Increase Dead        3,178                                 1,986

US Tested                 4,684,300                       4,940,376
US Population        328,200,000                   328,200,000

Increase Tested     201,866                     256,076

Top ten hotspots globally . . .
#1    New York            271,590 confirmed
#2    New Jersey         102,196 confirmed
#3    Massachusetts   50,969   confirmed
#4    California            41,355   confirmed
#5    Pennsylvania     40,208   confirmed
#6    Illinois                 39,658   confirmed
#7    Michigan            36,641   confirmed
#8    Florida                30,533   confirmed
#9    Louisiana           26,140   confirmed
#10 Connecticut       23,936   confirmed 

Are we tired of ‘winning’ yet?

CDC ‘Updated symptom list’

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.  These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell

If you develop any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive.

Morning Legacy Headlines

Aides and allies making concerted effort to get Trump to stop doing daily briefings
Coronavirus: Has Sweden got its science right?
Sergio Moro: Brazil prosecutor requests Bolsonaro ‘meddling’ probe
Saudi Arabia eliminates flogging as form of punishment
Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results?
China says no new deaths for 10th straight day
Trump Had Contact With Group Pushing Bleach As Coronavirus Cure
“No evidence” yet that recovered COVID patients cannot be reinfected – WHO
Burkina Faso struggles against COVID-19 and extremist threat
Web over virus: Taiwan sommelier takes wine tasting online
Indonesia convicts Papua activists of treason for holding protest
Islamophobia after large cluster affects India’s virus fight
Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China — and the loan is due soon
Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Death Toll Nears 200,000
U.S. seals the deal on USMCA, says trade agreement can now take effect July 1
China could have Covid-19 vaccine ‘ready for public use early next year’
First night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewers
‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Thor’ shift release dates
Brazil becoming virus outbreak centre as hospitals reach breaking point
Kim Jong-un: China sends doctors to check on health
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa mocked over face mask struggles
Reasons for hope – the drugs, tests and tactics that may conquer coronavirus
Michael Avenatti released from jail due to coronavirus fears
Navy leaders recommend reinstating the Roosevelt captain fired over a virus warning.
Libya’s east-based forces shell country’s capital, killing 3
‘We refuse to die in jail’ – Argentine inmates set fire to prison in coronavirus protest
Coronavirus detected on particles of air pollution
CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline
Trump says his comments on using disinfectant inside people’s bodies to fight coronavirus were sarcastic
Eastern Congo militia ambush kills 16, including 12 park rangers
Trump signs $484 billion measure to aid employers, hospitals
Trump says Tim Cook expects economy to see sharp uptick after pandemic
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 50,000—Doubling Over Past Two Weeks
World leaders launch WHO COVID-19 plan, but U.S. not involved
Lysol maker urges people not to inject disinfectants after Trump remarks
Verizon loses 68,000 wireless subscribers as coronavirus takes toll
Britain running down the clock in Brexit talks, says Michel Barnier
The Hawaii Tourism Authority is now paying for visitors to leave
Climate activists take global protest online during pandemic
Fight against malaria could be set back 20 years, WHO warns
Spain records lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths in over a month
Coronavirus: Trump under fire for suggesting disinfectant as COVID-19 treatment
Coronavirus: Tory MPs to examine ‘rise of China’
Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 2,055 to 152,438 – RKI
Indonesia reports 396 new coronavirus cases, 31 more deaths
UK insurers face £1.2bn payouts for coronavirus crisis
Hundreds protest against lockdown at Polish-German border
Blasphemy to be decriminalized in Scottish hate crime bill
Coronavirus: ‘Revenge porn’ surge hits helpline
Coronavirus: Applause for key workers ‘is not enough’

The Trump Organization has recently applied for coronavirus compensation from the government. China is heavily involved in the Trump business empire. A Chinese state-owned construction company is helping build the Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, and Beijing has awarded trademarks to the president’s daughter, Ivanka. In the past, Ivanka’s husband (and a White House adviser), Jared Kushner, have sought Chinese finance for at least one major real estate deal.

Donald Trump is reported to owe tens of millions of dollars to China, through a real estate debt which falls due in 2022, offering “astonishing leverage” to Beijing. The debt derives from a 30% share the US president owns in a billion-dollar building on the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, which was refinanced in 2012, with $211m of the funding coming from the state-owned Bank of China. The president is a passive minority investor in the 1290 Avenue of the Americas office tower. The main investor is Vornado Realty Trust, which owns 70%.

Trump tweeted on 24 January, in the early stages of the pandemic: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”

“I study Beijing’s influence on America, and this is the most problematic conflict of interest I’ve seen,” Isaac Stone Fish, a senior fellow at the Asia Society, wrote on Twitter. “The Bank of China is a state-owned bank, controlled by China’s State Council, the country’s major administrative body, chaired by the Premier Li Keqiang. “The leverage this presents is astonishing. What if the Bank of China cancels the loan, or requires Trump to pay it back earlier?” Fish asked. “Is this why Trump often praises Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping? Does this cause him to temper his policies or his public remarks? This raises so many questions.”

See extreme weather cause dirt funnel cloud in Oklahoma
Tornadoes are possible again for the Deep South, a day after severe storms kill 6
Record heat and severe storms on tap for the weekend
Downtown Los Angeles will soar to record temperatures today while beaches remain closed
To my son, born in the time of coronavirus and climate change
Between ‘Blade Runner’ and utopia: Where we’re headed 50 years after the first Earth Day

Climate does not give a fuck about our coronavirus.  Climate is a chemistry problem on the global scale with us in the petri dish.  We have been altering climate since we began altering nature to suit us, instead of using it to enable us to better survive in nature.  Most tribal societies, even large ones, lived that way.  They altered nature to allow them to live in nature better, rather than altering nature to shield and protect them from nature.  Culturally they held themselves as a part of nature, not the celestial gardener of nature as the Judeo-Christian tale states.

Climate does not care about any of that, it’s a chemistry experiment; alter chemical composition over time, add heat and centrifugal forces, and we will see what happens because we are in the petri dish.  Since that Petri dish is our entire globe the effects take time for us to see with our naked eyes.  Like those childhood volcanoes built in class with baking soda and vinegar, they take a few seconds and then erupt; climate change is a huge chemistry experiment we are all participating in.

So while we hunker down and isolate, while some of us sicken and die as others strive nobly to save us; and climate will continue its reaction, with us suffering the consequences.  It’s great that the air has cleaned up so radically because the world took a single month off.  People are seeing with their own eyes the blue skies that had never cleared in their lifetime.  However the cumulative effect of what we have done already will continue for decades even if we all remained in lockdown.  It too is a bell curve we could flatten, but we make little effort to, because wealthy interests do not want to lose wealth and we are all dependent on the system that is part and parcel of; and most of all, people fail to perceive the threat in the same way many now fail to perceive the threat of C-19, denial reaction.

Afternoon Legacy Headlines

What children miss from before COVID-19 crisis
Atlanta business owners express mixed feelings about Georgia reopening
Fight for a family put on painful pause
Love in the time of coronavirus
Could rapid saliva tests be COVID-19 testing breakthrough?
Mysteries remain about coronavirus
It’s back to business for some states in the US
Trump calls his ‘disinfectant’ comment sarcasm
President signs stimulus bill
Group works 24/7 for a month to make material for PPE
Health care options during the pandemic
How General Mills is working to keep our nation fed during the pandemic
Nearly 2K new virus cases as testing ramps up
NY Gov: Scaled-up virus testing now a major focus
One good thing: accordion brings cheer from stoop
Gray whale freed from tangled fishing net
Trump touts virus successes in 21 minute briefing
Hundreds protest Wisconsin restrictions
Barbershop hopes to retain staff with PPP funds
Captain Tom tops the charts at the age of 99
coronavirus: Rohingya refugees stranded at Sea
Coronavirus: test booking website swamped as thousands apply
Coronavirus: Lockdown’s heavy toll on Italy’s mental health
World Food Program director on coronavirus: “The worst is yet to come”
4-year-old boy with COVID-19 fights for his life
Dialysis services in New York reach a breaking point amid coronavirus pandemic
Georgia reopens for business amid pandemic
Trump says disinfectant comments were “sarcastic”
Celebrating Ramadan during a pandemic
California Governor Gavin Newsom makes unlikely alliance with President Trump
Trump says “it’s exciting to see” country reopening
How the coronavirus is impacting colleges and universities
Native Americans disproportionately impacted by Covid-19
Her work will send a crew to the moon and back
Meet NASA’s first female flight director
SE Cupp: Conventions an embarrassing circus full of cringey moments
Rehab jail for heroin addicts
She lost her 32-year-old husband to Covid-19. Their story brings Cooper to tears
China’s billion dollar shopping obsession
Jake Tapper calls Trump’s claim of sarcasm a ‘bald-faced lie’
See Dr. Birx’s reaction to Trump’s dangerous suggestion
Gov. Cuomo slams McConnell: New York bails you out
Cyclist berated by CNN’s Cuomo speaks out on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’
Scalia: There’s a ‘silver lining’ in this economic crisis
Americans no longer trust China: Peter Navarro
Mississippi sues China over coronavirus: ‘We must hold them accountable’
Larry Kudlow predicts May is going to be a ‘terrific transition month’
Trey Gowdy’s compelling argument on stay-at-home orders
Tucker: Only science will free us from this pandemic
Without evidence Biden boldly accuses Trump of wanting to push election back
North Korea continues to claim zero COVID-19 cases despite reports of death
Health Of Long-Term Care Facilities Crucial To Coronavirus Fight
Thorough Testing Reveals Surprising Extent Of Coronavirus Spread
Ignorance Among Our Nation’s Leaders Is Not A Lonely Condition
Trump Facing ‘Historic Political Defeat’ Amidst Virus, Says Bush Aide
Vic Mensa On Hip-Hop’s Problem With Biden And Trump’s ‘Heartless’ Coronavirus Response
Caught’: Trump Flees His Own Briefing After Getting Busted For Toxic Misinformation
Disney Veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg On The Future Of Content In A Coronavirus Era
‘Dumb’ And ‘Vicious’: Gov. Cuomo Blasts GOP Leader McConnell Amidst Trump Recession
Medical Professionals Step Out Of Their Comfort Zones To Help Patients
Bill Gates: ‘I’d Like To See Schools Reopened In September’
Bill Gates On Changing Behaviors To Fight Covid-19
Why Recovered Coronavirus Patients Are Donating Their Blood To Science
Dr. Zeke Emanuel On Trump ‘Disinfectant’ Comments
Cruise ships kept sailing in the Caribbean, even as signs of sickness spread
N.J. EMTs battle fear and fatigue in the fight against coronavirus
Without summer internships, students feel job prospects dwindling
Why this California driver sees delivering groceries as ‘more than just a job’
Nurses describe their fears working on the front lines
Wisconsin coronavirus lockdown protester: ‘People want their freedom back’
US Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 50,000 As Trump Says Disinfectant Remark Was ‘Sarcastic’
Online Dating Surges During Coronavirus: How People Are Finding Love Under Lockdown
Why Are People Having More Vivid Dreams During The Coronavirus Pandemic?
Drivers Hitting Triple-Digit Speeds On Open Roads During Coronavirus Pandemic
Jim Gaffigan Talks About YouTube Show ‘Dinner With The Gaffigans’
Doctor Shares Recovery From Cytokine Storm Brought On By Coronavirus

Maine infected           937                               965
Increase Infected       30                                 32

Maine Dead                44                                   47
Increase Dead            5                                     3

Whilst I isolated thirty more of my fellow Mainers were diagnosed and three more of my fellow Mainers lost their fight with C-19.

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