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

Surviving C-19 Day 36
May 6, 2020 6:30 AM
106 Days since first US infection

Global Infected                 3,603,217                             3,680,376
Increase Infected            80,624                                   77,159

Global Dead                       251,910                 257,818
Increase Dead                   4,166                                    5,908

US Infected 1,180,634 1,204,475
Increase Infected 22,293 23,841

US Dead                               68,934                               71,078
Increase Dead                   1,248                                  2,144

Since yestermorn 5,908 more of my fellow human have died from C-19; of those 2,144 were my fellow Americans. 

For a little perspective:
in 1889 the Dam burst above Johnstown PA killing 2,209 Americans and Wednesday 2,144 Americans were killed by C-19 . . . .

On Tuesday  1,248 Americans were killed by C-19 and in 2005 Hurricane Katrina killed 1200+ Americans conservatively . . .

In 1871 the Peshtigo wildfire in WI killed 1500+ Americans and on Monday C-19 killed 1,301 . . .

On Sunday 1,317 Americans died of C-19 and in WW2 The German Luftwaffe sank the HMT Rohna troopship killing 1,178, the largest loss of U.S. soldiers at sea due to enemy action in a single incident . . .

In 1865 the steamboat Sultana caught fire and sank killing 1,700 Americans and on Saturday C-19 killed 2,049 . . .

On Friday C-19 killed 2,020 Americans and on Dec 7th
, 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,467 . . .

This is the grindstone our noses are set to. 

Since these deaths are less visible it is far easier for humans to compartmentalize them away psychologically, as if they are not real, or at least ‘Not us’.   Every single day is another a tragic event, day after day after day.  The POTUS thinks we can open up and it will just stop, somehow.  He admits there will be a little more death, “but we gotta open up our country”.

Remember, 9-11 took 2996 American lives conservatively and we currently have one a day because we know we are undercounting C-19. With everything opening it is easy to see we could be at or beyond that level daily. Then what?  Start a national gravedigger’s campaign? 

Gravediggers for Trump?

Let’s check those canaries, even though most of our states are now canaries as well . . .

In Montana, #43 most populous, 456 of 1,068,778 confirmed infected, an increase of 4 cases

In Alaska, #48 most populous, 371 of 731,545 confirmed infected, an increase of 20 cases

In South Dakota, #46 most populous, 2,721 of 884,659 confirmed infected, an increase of 53 cases

In Minnesota, #22 most populous, 7,851 of 5,639,632 confirmed infected, an increase of 617 cases

In Oklahoma, #28 most populous, 4,127 of 3,956,971 confirmed infected, an increase of 83 cases

In Tennessee, #16 most populous, 13,690 of 6,829,174 confirmed infected an increase of 119 cases

In Mississippi, #34 most populous, 8,207 of 2,976,149 confirmed infected an increase of 330 cases

In Georgia, #8 most populous, 29,899 of 10,617,423 confirmed infected, an increase of 447 cases

In South Carolina, #23 most populous, 6,841 of 5,148,714 confirmed infected, an infected increase of 84 cases

In Texas, #2 most populous, 33,912 of 28,995,881 confirmed infected, an increase of 1,100

It has become kind of redundant to track these first opening states when now 32 are opening under diverse criteria.  I will continue until the end of the month nonetheless, simply for the raw data.  It might be of some use to someone down the line in the history of this event we are all living, and dying in. 

We have to plant those crops, but we do not ‘have’ to do a lot of other things.  I think we ought to consider what is essential and what is not with the virus in mind.  I do not expect the business community to agree as C-19 is liable to bankrupt many businesses.  Pandemics alter history, they force humans to survive first, and everything else becomes secondary.  That notion will be felt across businesses, most especially those with very strong socialization components like restaurants, movies and cruise ships.

Morning Legacy Headlines

US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report
Italian scientists claim to have developed world’s first coronavirus vaccine
EU predicts region will contract 7.5% this year in worst economic shock since 1930s
Genetic mutation study finds new coronavirus spread swiftly in late 2019
Researcher ‘on verge of making very significant’ coronavirus findings shot to death
‘Feeding My Kids Is Not Selfish’: Salon Owner Chooses Jail Over Complying With Stay-At-Home Order
Schools in Wuhan reopen for first time since coronavirus outbreak
No sign Kim Jong-un had heart surgery his retreat was due to coronavirus concerns, says agency
Coronavirus: With “No New Wave Of Infection”, Germany To Reopen All Shops And Schools
Room with a poo: the tiny Sydney apartment for rent with a toilet in the kitchen
French President planning more aid for culture sector hit by coronavirus
Streetwalkers to sweet talkers – Chile’s sex workers shift online amid virus lockdown
Airbnb CEO confirms layoff of 25% workforce, allocates $250 million to help offset losses
UK Health Minister Says No Evidence Coronavirus is Man-Made
Germany issues arrest warrant for Russian GRU officer Dmitriy Baden
Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining
Mission Possible: Tom Cruise to Become First Film Star in Space
Twitter tests telling users their tweet replies may be offensive
China Labor Day holiday trips fall 41% on year
Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘resting comfortably’ after nonsurgical treatment for benign gallbladder condition
Most Americans would take coronavirus vaccine if deemed safe – poll
Trump, officials don’t wear masks on trip to mask-making facility
Judge orders Sanders, others to be reinstated to New York primary ballot
Trump: It’s “possible” some lives will be lost to coronavirus due to U.S. reopening
‘Disgusting’: Asian woman punched in face in Vancouver, as hate-crime spikes
Children at risk as pandemic pushes them online, warns U.N. agency
Ousted vaccine director to testify on Capitol Hill next week
First major city in Brazil declares lockdown as virus spreads
Trump nominee to lead intel community sees China as top threat
Sweden says coronavirus was likely in country as early as November 2019
Disney hammered by coronavirus shutdowns as operating income drops 37 percent
India To Launch World’s Largest Evacuation On Thursday
Abbco Tower: Fire engulfs skyscraper in UAE city of Sharjah
Greek parliament approves controversial environmental bill
Belgian, U.S. scientists look to llama in search for COVID-19 treatment
White House coronavirus task force to be wound down around Memorial Day
Top U.S. general: ‘We don’t know’ if coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab
Scientist says he was fired after concerns over malaria drug
Trump denies U.S. involvement in alleged Venezuela invasion attempt
Obamas, Lady Gaga, LeBron James join forces for U.S. virtual graduations
A mutant coronavirus has emerged, even more contagious than the original, study says
California Sues Uber and Lyft, Claiming Workers Are Misclassified
U.S. household debt reached $14.3 trillion, credit standards tightened in first quarter
China launches spacecraft via largest carrier rocket: CCTV
Pfizer begins human trials of potential coronavirus vaccine
Toddler snatched off bench and dragged by ankles down street by monkey on bike
Eta Aquarids 2020: When is Eta Aquarids meteor shower? When does it peak?
Another 1,700 virus deaths reported in NY nursing homes
Elite hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 research, U.S. and U.K. warn
Five-year-old Utah boy drives family car onto interstate, intending to buy Lamborghini
Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year, new genetic analysis shows

“A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows it has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection. Researchers in Britain looked at mutations in the virus and found evidence of quick spread, but no evidence the virus is becoming more easily transmitted or more likely to cause serious disease.

“The virus is changing, but this in itself does not mean it’s getting worse, This rules out any scenario that assumes SARSCoV-2 may have been in circulation long before it was identified, and hence have already infected large proportions of the population,” said genetics researcher Francois Balloux in their report, published in ‘the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution’.  Our results are in line with previous estimates and point to all sequences sharing a common ancestor towards the end of 2019, supporting this as the period when SARS-CoV-2 jumped into its human host, it’s very recent, we are really, really, and really confident that the host jump happened late last year.”

They also found genetic evidence that supports suspicions the virus was infecting people in Europe, the US and elsewhere weeks or even months before the first official cases were reported in January and February. It will be impossible to find the “first” patient in any country, Balloux said.

“All these ideas about trying to find a Patient Zero are pointless because there are so many patient zeros,” he said.”

Afternoon Legacy Headlines

NY endures ‘painfully slow decline’ of hospitalizations: Cuomo
Trump explains state of the country amid coronavirus
DJ Khaled joins All In challenge
Trump speaks with ABC News’ David Muir
David Muir interviews Pres. Trump, growing problems with US food supply
Trump speaks on decision to reopen US amid pandemic
Meat shortages felt by some of biggest US food sellers
Americans restart lives as 3 biggest states reopen
Possible there will be some’ COVID-19 deaths as country reopens
Italian couple has not left home since coronavirus lockdown began in Milan
Kevin Bacon calls on fans to put their hands together for front-line workers
Some in the Midwest are worried that it’s too soon to lift lockdown
Macron announces measures to help culture sector
At the drive-in: Iranians finds novel solution for sharing religious gatherings
Film show: How is Covid-19 impacting the French cinema industry?
Macron unveils plan to salvage, even reinvent, the arts
New York subways shuts down for virus cleaning in historic first
France bolsters role of arts in society with ambitious cultural aid package
China resists pressure for international investigation into virus origins
French arts sector facing ‘cultural state of emergency’
Surviving Covid-19: ‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t look at a screen’
Angela Merkel meets state leaders to further lifting lockdown
Disney takes $1.4 billion profit hit over Covid-19 lockdowns
Leading artists in UK warn of devastation due to pandemic
Kushner’s Coronavirus Effort Botched By Unskilled Volunteers
Trump On His Criticized COVID-19 Response: I’ve Got A Lot Of Things Going On
Sen. Murphy On Comparisons Between Coronavirus And Gun Violence In U.S.
Doctors Share How Coronavirus Fight Has Changed Over Time
White House To Wind Down Coronavirus Task Force
Former FDA Commissioner Sounds Alarm On Next Coronavirus Hot Spots
‘Let’s Keep It Going’: Trump On Changing Mind To Continue The Coronavirus Task Force
Growing Concern Over Children With Rare Condition Linked To Coronavirus
Nurses Dance To Celebrate Release Of Long-Term Coronavirus Patient
Trump Tours Mask Factory With No Mask, Was Not Required To Wear One
Decreasing New York Curve Disguises National Coronavirus Increase
Coronavirus Crisis Compounded By Disastrous Trump Admin Decisions
Senate convenes amid coronavirus outbreak
Florida beaches are reopening. What experts say beachgoers should know first.
In rural Georgia, death upon death during outbreak
Trump claims he wore face mask at Honeywell plant
Brooklyn pier turned into morgue
MMA fighter grapples with uncertain future
Trump: ‘Popular’ task force will continue for now
Most new COVID-19 patients in NY not working
Daily subway cleaning shutdown could last months
From hospital, Ginsburg argues ‘Obamacare’ case
Former CDC Chief: 100K virus deaths by month’s end
Pompeo steadfast in blaming China for virus
Pompeo: Work to get US captured from Venezuela
NYC shuts down subway for nightly cleaning
Coronavirus: Italy’s desperate receive mafia offers they can’t refuse
Dallas salon owner jailed for violating shutdown orders
Study suggests a coronavirus mutation may make it more contagious
White House discusses “winding down” coronavirus task force by Memorial Day
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale unfazed by falling poll numbers, report says
Trump says Dr. Fauci won’t testify before “haters” in the House
Study finds black communities account for disproportionate number of Covid-19 deaths in US
Obama administration acting CDC director says ‘we can’t accept that as a society’
Bill de Blasio: Trump is politicizing a pandemic
Trump doesn’t wear mask to facility manufacturing masks
Doctor treating Covid-19 patients denied green card: Like a slap in the face
Cher won Oscar night in 1986 and wasn’t even nominated
Why it can be so hard to care about the climate crisis
Top US general: ‘Weight of evidence’ says Covid-19 not man-made
Trump rants against George Conway after new ad airs
Kayleigh McEnany holds White House press briefing
Beijing launches campaign to punish coronavirus patients
NY Gov Cuomo holds coronavirus press conference
Targeted lockdowns more effective than sweeping orders, study finds
Ingraham: Americans are finally seeing the Chinese government for what they are
John Ratcliffe grilled in first DNI Senate confirmation hearing
‘The Five’ breaks down ‘red state’, ‘blue state’ approach to reopening
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With Gallstone Infection
What Will Happen To Cruise Ships, Theme Parks, Camps This Summer?
Coronavirus-Related Cyber Scams: How To Protect Yourself
Winding Down Coronavirus Task Force Will Likely Have ‘Big Impact,’ Doctor Says
White House Plans To Wind Down Coronavirus Task Force Even As Death Toll Rises
Pfizer Begins Human Trials Of Possible Coronavirus Vaccine
More Wendy’s Restaurants Face Burger Shortages As Meat Crisis Worsens
Michigan Governor Talks Reopening, Joe Biden Sexual Assault Allegations
As Meat Shortage Worsens, Some Wendy’s Restaurants Take Burgers Off The Menu
Candace Cameron Bure Shares The Character-Building Words She Tells Her Kids
Coronavirus Cases Are Likely To ‘Go Up, Not Down,’ Says Former FDA Commissioner
More States Move Toward Reopening Amid Debate Over Proper Protocols

Maine infected 1,226 1,254
Increase Infected 21 28

Maine Dead 61 62
Increase Dead 4 1

While I did this work in isolation 28 more Mainers entered the fray and another did not return from it.

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