Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Day Thirty Four

Surviving C-19 Day 34
May 4, 2020 7 AM
104 Days since first US infection

Global Infected                 3,446,291                             3,522,593
Increase Infected            87,094                                  76,302

Global Dead                       244,122                 247,744
Increase Dead                   5,295                                   3,622

US Infected                        1,133,069  1,158,341                            Increase Infected            31,129                                25,272

US Dead                               66,385                                   67,686
Increase Dead                   2,049                                     1,301

US Tested                           6,816,347*                          7,053,366*
US Population                   328,200,000                        328,200,000

Increase Tested                320,628                 237,019

Still an * on testing numbers from John Hopkins.  I do not know why they have it asterisked.

I have been in Quarantine since March 6, a total of 60 Days.  While I slept 3,622 more humans lost their battle with C-19, of those 1,301 were my fellow Americans.

On to the Canary States . . .
In Montana, #43 most populous, 451 of 1,068,778 confirmed infected
Not included due to small size

In Alaska, #48 most populous, 351 of 731,545 confirmed infected
Not included due to small size

In South Dakota, #46 most populous, 2,631 of 884,659 confirmed infected, an increase of 43 cases

In Minnesota, #22 most populous, 6,663 of 5,639,632 confirmed infected, an increase of 431 cases

In Oklahoma, #28 most populous, 3,972 of 3,956,971 confirmed infected, an increase of 121 cases

In Tennessee, #16 most populous, 13,177 of 6,829,174 confirmed infected an increase of 516 cases

In Mississippi, #34 most populous, 7,550 of 2,976,149 confirmed infected an increase of 109 cases

In Georgia, #8 most populous, 28,945 of 10,617,423 confirmed infected, an increase of 615 cases

In South Carolina, #23 most populous, 6,626 of 5,148,714 confirmed infected, an infected increase of 137 cases

In Texas, #2 most populous, 31,998 of 28,995,881 confirmed infected, an increase of 858

The numbers look good today, seems like we might be at or approaching a plateau.  Of course all the global re-openings put that in severe jeopardy.  Very soon we will find out exactly how much of the population has already had the virus unawares and how much never had it at all.  Here’s to hoping we have all had it already; possible but not likely.

Morning Legacy Headlines

U.S. and global markets slide as tensions rise with China
UK records lowest coronavirus daily death toll since March
World leaders pledge €7.4 billion for European Commission’s coronavirus vaccine fundraising conference
Hundreds of sheep take over Turkish street during coronavirus lockdown
Progressive group endorses Biden: He’s ‘Abraham Lincoln compared to Donald Trump’
Xiaomi to roll out new e-commerce service in India to boost sales during lockdown
Coronavirus cases around the world surpass 3.5 million as rate of new cases slows
Italy begins to emerge from world’s longest nationwide lockdown
Coronavirus: Tanzania testing kits questioned after goat and papaya test positive
UK trade minister Conor Burns resigns over loan threats
Dubai Expo 2020 world’s fair postponed to October 1, 2021
US Steers Clear of Global Covid-19 Vaccine Pledging Conference
Japan to extend state of emergency amid fears second wave could cripple Tokyo hospitals
Indians queue for liquor as capital eases some coronavirus curbs
Parallel teams and home working will be the ‘new normal’
Study Claims Meat-eaters Have Better Mental Health Than Vegetarians
Coronavirus: European virus hotspots see record lows in numbers of new cases
‘Happy hypoxia’: unusual coronavirus effect baffles doctors
New Zealand records first day with no new Covid-19 cases since before lockdown
A ‘travel bubble’ between New Zealand and Australia could be a model for the future
Worldwide donor conference against the corona virus
Trump Changes Estimates Again, Says Coronavirus Death Toll Could Hit 100,000
Pence says he should have worn mask during Mayo Clinic visit
Trump claims U.S. will have coronavirus vaccine by end of 2020
DHS report: China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies
Birx: ‘Devastatingly worrisome’ that stay-at-home protesters aren’t practicing social distancing
Pompeo: ‘Enormous evidence’ connects coronavirus outbreak to Wuhan lab
Israel’s top court to hear petitions to bar Netanyahu from forming government
South Korea to relax social distancing rules further, starting May 6
‘Death cafes’ are opening on Zoom and Facebook. What are they and why are they ‘inundated’?
Mosques and schools to reopen in Iran’s low-risk areas
Italy Reports Lowest Toll Since First Day Of Lockdown

I find this report interesting.
“’Happy hypoxia’: unusual coronavirus effect baffles doctors”

“It is a mystery that has left doctors questioning the basic tenets of biology: Covid-19 patients who are talking and apparently not in distress, but who have oxygen levels low enough to typically cause unconsciousness or even death. The phenomenon, known by some as “happy hypoxia” (some prefer the term “silent”) is raising questions about exactly how the virus attacks the lungs and whether there could be more effective ways of treating such patients.

Conventional medical wisdom is that as oxygen supplies fall, the heart, brain and other vital organs are placed at risk – and the effect is thought to be cumulative. Typically patients would lose consciousness below an oxygen saturation of 75%. A healthy person would be expected to have an oxygen saturation of at least 95%. But doctors are reporting patients attending A&E with oxygen percentage levels in the 80s or 70s, with some drastic cases below 50%.

“It’s intriguing to see so many people coming in, quite how hypoxic they are, we’re seeing oxygen saturations that are very low and they’re unaware of that. We wouldn’t usually see this phenomenon in influenza or community-acquired pneumonia. It’s very much more profound and an example of very abnormal physiology going on before our eyes.” –Dr Jonathan Bannard-Smith

“With pneumonia or a pulmonary embolism they wouldn’t be sat up in bed talking to you,” he said. “We just don’t understand it. We don’t know if it’s causing organ damage that we’re not able to detect. We don’t understand if the body’s compensating.”– Dr Mike Charlesworth

Charlesworth had a personal experience of the issue while suffering from Covid-19 in March. After becoming unwell with a cough and fever, he spent 48 hours in bed, during which there were signs he was hypoxic, he said. “I was sending very strange messages on my phone. I was essentially delirious. Looking back I probably should’ve come into hospital. I’m pretty sure my oxygen levels were low. My wife commented that my lips were very dusky. But I was probably hypoxic and my brain probably wasn’t working very well.” He recovered after a few days in bed, but he and others are conscious that not all cases have positive outcomes.

“When we put the stats probe on her, her saturation was 30% on air.  We obviously thought that was wrong, as usually patients are likely to have hypoxic cardiac arrests.” But when a blood sample was taken, her blood was very dark and had oxygen levels equivalent to those seen in people acclimatized to high altitudes. The patient was placed on a ventilator and survived for about a week before dying. “I have had a few patients like this,” the doctor said. “Sadly, their outcomes tend to be bad in my experience.” Said an anesthetist who spoke anonymously”
–The Guardian

This excerpt illustrates two issues we have been seeing in C-19 cases, thickening blood/strokes and neurological effects, if both of those are involved with actual hypoxia that is dreadful.  It means we have certainly missed a lot of deaths, at home deaths, where people felt fine but were at very low O2 levels, went to bed and never woke up.  It would explain a lot.  Remember, a novel virus is to us as a razor blade is to a toddler, new and dangerous in ways we do not understand.

Tonight early reports from France indicate that the bugs was loose in France in December.  December is a month before China locked down.  Wuhan locked down Jan 23, locked down 50 million people on Jan 23.  It is safe to say that before that China itself saw the virus as less of a threat and that as they realized the threat, they locked down.  The evidence shows that.  Blaming China is pure spin, especially if France had C-19 in December.

DEC. 31
Chinese authorities treated dozens of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause.
12 Days later . . .

JAN. 11
China reported its first death.
9 Days later . . .

JAN. 20
Other countries, including the United States, confirmed cases.
2 Days later . . .

JAN. 22 -Trump–“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.”
Next Day . . .

JAN. 23
Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million, was cut off by the Chinese authorities.
This is where I took note, soon it was announced it was a novel virus
7 Days later . . .

JAN. 30
The W.H.O. declared a global health emergency.
Next Day . . .

JAN. 31
The Trump administration restricted travel from China
2 Days later . . .

FEB. 2
The first coronavirus death was reported outside China.
Same Day . . .

FEB. 2 “-Trump–We pretty much shut it down coming in from China and it’s going to be fine”
3 Days later . . .

FEB. 5
A cruise ship in Japan quarantined thousands.
2 Days later . . .

FEB. 7
A Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm died.
4 Days later . . .

FEB. 11
The disease the virus causes was named SARS-CoV-2
3 Days later . . .

FEB. 14
France announced the first coronavirus death in Europe.
9 Days later . . .

FEB. 23
Italy saw a major surge in cases.
Next Day . . .

FEB. 24 -Trump–“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA, stock market starting to look very good to me!”
Same Day . . .

FEB. 24
Iran emerged as a second focus point.
Next Day . . .

Feb 25 -Trump–“I think that’s a problem that is going to go away.  They have studied it.  They know very much, in fact we’re very close to a vaccine.”
Next Day . . .

FEB. 26
Latin America reported its first case.
Same Day . . .

Feb 26 -Trump–“The 15 cases within a couple of days is going to be down to zero.”
Next Day . . .

Feb 27 -Trump–“One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear”
Next Day . . .

FEB. 28
Infections spiked in Europe
Next Day . . .

FEB. 29
The United States reported a death.
3 Days later . . .

MAR. 3 -Trump–“This is the new Hoax”
10 Days later . . .

President Trump declared a national emergency.

That looks like rather solid evidence of Trump being in a denial loop for 10 weeks or more.  Not taking serious action after he saw China and Europe taking action, not realizing, in a fucking denial loop; “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear”-Trump.

Then today we get this . . .”A patient diagnosed with pneumonia near Paris on 27 December actually had the coronavirus, his doctor has said.  Dr Yves Cohen told French media a swab taken at the time was recently tested, and came back positive for Covid-19.”

That makes the bug loose and spreading in the French community last December.  It means a lot of flu cases may have also been C-19 cases.  It also makes laying blame on China ludicrous.

Further this also supports the early data on multiple strains.  We know we have multiple strains, but it those strains are only minimally different, yet might act on us in very different ways, then it becomes a lot more like having multiple virus, not one.   It may be that strokes are one strain, severe pneumonia is another, and a third is asymptomatic with no symptoms.  It may be that getting one confers total immunity to the others, or none at all. We are toddlers holding a razor blade intoxicated by it’s shiny nature.

Evening Legacy Headlines

Cuomo outlines factors to reopening regions of New York
Trump administration takes aim at China
7 more states to ease restrictions today
Nearly half of America prepares for reopenings
Boris Johnson says he almost died from coronavirus
York reacts to Pompeo blasting China for suppressing coronavirus information
Gingrich: Adopt legislation to allow Americans to sue Chinese government
NY Gov Cuomo holds coronavirus press conferece
Trump’s transparency on display at Fox News town hall
America Together: Returning to Work Town Hall with President Trump
Can sniffer dogs smell out Covid-19 in humans?
European clinical trial to evaluate four different Covid-19 treatments
World Press Freedom Day: an epidemic of fake news about the Covid-19
We can’t afford to scale back’: South Africa fears rise in poaching threat amid Covid-19 lockdown
EU launches initiative seeking 7.5 bn euros for Covid-19 research
Japan extends state of emergency till end of May
President Trump launches re-election campaign with televised ‘town hall’
France under lockdown: Staying in shape and Paris sightseeing, with a difference
Germany mostly returns to work, despite fears of a second wave
Pandemic adds pain to Italy’s recession
Bicycles: Riding out of lockdown
EU’s Borrell on Covid-19: ‘We must further promote multilateralism’
Mark Cuban Urges Small Businesses To ‘Bank Shop’ To Secure PPP Loans
Northeast States Form Consortium To Buy Medical Equipment Together
Vaccine Tests Should Have Results By ‘Early June’: Oxford Professor
State Health Officials: We Need To ‘Find A Way To Strike The Right Balance’
Cuomo: Total Hospitalizations, Intubations Down In New York
Trump Trails Biden In Battleground States In Latest Polls
Trump Administration’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Aims To Fast-Track Coronavirus Vaccine
Mayor de Blasio: ‘Wherever You Turn You’re Gonna Be Offered A Face Covering’
How New York City Learned How To Fight Diseases Like COVID-19
Italy Relaxes Europe’s Longest Coronavirus Lockdown
South Koreans Go ‘Revenge Shopping’ After Social Distancing Eases
Video Captures New York City Police Officer Brandishing Stun Gun, Slapping Man
As Death Toll Rises, White House Presents A Rosy Timeline On Re-Opening
COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally
Cuomo: Numbers not declining as fast as we’d like
Some Florida beaches reopen amid virus outbreak
Biden calls for premium pay for frontline workers
Vietnam reopens schools by releasing virus threat
Mayor: NYC finally has enough PPE for the week
Pandemic boosts pet adoption in Moscow
Supreme Court begins first arguments by phone
Groups encourage Arab Americans to fill out census
Supreme Court to break tradition during pandemic
Colorado paramedic honored after death in NY
Coronavirus: Naples feels the cost of Italy’s lockdown
Coronavirus: Japan extends state of emergency
Fake News Generator: Who starts viral misinformation?
Coronavirus warning: lockdown could be lifted then reimposed due to second wave
How do you cope when everyone in your family is infected with Covid-19?
Trump retreats to Camp David for a working weekend
“Should I lie?” Ban on gay blood donors exacerbates shortage during coronavirus
Trump: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. could reach 100,000
What’s behind India’s lower coronavirus death rate?
Report: International intelligence dossier alleges China mishandled coronavirus response
Cuomo on when different regions of New York can reopen from coronavirus shutdown
Trump anticipates higher virus death toll and vaccine by end of 2020
Procession held for Colorado paramedic who died of coronavirus while volunteering in NYC
CDC projects 3,000 Americans will die daily from coronavirus in June
Don Lemon to Trump: What is it about Obama that gets under your skin?
Listen to George W. Bush’s message about Covid-19
‘Murder Hornets’ Arrive In US
Italy Begins To Reopen, Bringing Both Relief And Fear
FDA Approves Coronavirus Antibody Test For Emergency Use
Tara Reade Cancels Interview About Sexual Assault Allegations Against Joe Biden
Dr. Birx Calls Protests ‘Worrisome,’ With More Than Half Of US Reopened
Deceased Colorado paramedic honored by EMS workers before flight home
This Colorado ski town contained covid-19. The economic fallout will be harder to contain.
Doctors warn against reopening too soon

Maine infected                 1,185                                     1,205
Increase Infected            33                                           20

Maine Dead                       57                                           57
Increase Dead                   1                                              0

While I frittered away the hours, dealt with my aches and pains and worked on this, another 20 Mainers entered the fray but no more lost their battle today.  This steady decline due to our lockdown combined with our rural/wilderness ecosystem has made our bell curve flatten and start to downward trend. It comes nowhere near the presidential or CDC guidelines of decline for 14 days, it has been wobbling for a while not, not consistently downward.  We are opening nonetheless, but in a planned way, in stages.  Gotta plant the crops right?

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