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

Surviving C-19 Day 37
May 7, 2020 7:00 AM
107 Days since first US infection

Global Infected 3,680,376 3,772,367
Increase Infected 77,159 91,991
Global Dead 257,818 264,189
Increase Dead 5,908 6,371
US Infected 1,204,475 1,228,609
Increase Infected 23,841 24,134
US Dead 71,078 73,431
Increase Dead 2,144 2,353

Lets 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 0 cases

In Alaska,#48 most populous, 373 of 731,545 confirmed infected,an increase of 2 cases

In South Dakota,#46 most populous, 2,780 of 884,659 confirmed infected, an increase of 59 cases

In Minnesota,#22 most populous, 8,579 of 5,639,632 confirmed infected, an increase of 728 cases

In Oklahoma,#28 most populous, 4,202 of 3,956,971 confirmed infected, an increase of 75 cases

In Tennessee,#16 most populous, 13,938 of 6,829,174 confirmed infected an increase of 248 cases

In Mississippi,#34 most populous, 8,424 of 2,976,149 confirmed infected an increase of 217 cases

In Georgia,#8 most populous, 30,746 of 10,617,423 confirmed infected, an increase of 847 cases

In South Carolina,#23 most populous, 6,936 of 5,148,714 confirmed infected, an infected increase of 95 cases

In Texas,#2 most populous, 34,928 of 28,995,881 confirmed infected, an increase of 1,016

Almost all showed minor increases with two states having a doubling effect.

Morning Legacy Headlines
Mayor says Moscow’s real coronavirus case tally is more than triple the official
North Korea builds giant base for nuclear missiles
Tesla abruptly suspends car production at Shanghai Gigafactory
Trump Administration Shelves CDC Guide To Reopening Country During Pandemic
Black men and women four times more likely to die from coronavirus, figures show
Paralysed woman, 79, survives after being ‘buried alive by son’ for three days in China
UK unemployment to double and economy to shrink by 25%, warns Bank of England
‘It’s irresponsible’: Washington state sees sudden rise in Covid parties
Gas leak at chemical factory in India kills at least nine and hospitalises hundreds
Biden leads Trump in national poll as voters are split on Tara Reade’s sexual assault claim
New Zealand could allow gatherings of 100 from next week
Military not accepting new recruits who’ve recovered from COVID-19
George Pell: cardinal was aware of children being sexually abused, royal commission report finds
Spotify, TikTok, and other popular iOS apps were crashing due to a Facebook issue
Ruth Bader Ginsburg discharged from the hospital after nonsurgical procedure
Blood thinners could help keep seriously ill coronavirus patients alive, study says
Sinclair Wanted to Rival Fox News. Now It Faces a $48 Million Fine.
Iraq Chooses New Prime Minister, an Ex-Security Chief Backed by U.S.
Brazil hits new daily record for novel coronavirus cases
New Banksy piece celebrates superhero health workers
Trump Vetoes Congressional Measure Limiting His War Powers In Iran
Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg
Israeli High Court Lets Netanyahu Form Government, Despite Indictments
German league to restart on May 15 after Merkel gives go-ahead
Venezuela: captured US mercenary claims he planned to abduct Maduro
Morocco launches fleet of drones to tackle virus from the sky
Up to 1,200 deployed in Libya by Russian military group: U.N. report
Clashes Between Arabs, Non-Arabs in Sudan Province Kill 30
Trump: Coronavirus Crisis is Worse Than Pearl Harbor or 9/11
Rouhani Warns of ‘Crushing Response’ if Arms Embargo Against Iran Extended
WHO warns of new lockdowns if transition not managed carefully
Over 90,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 worldwide
Uber to lay off 3,700 employees, about 14% of workforce
Three rockets target military complex near Baghdad airport
Ahmaud Arbery: Outrage over video of unarmed black jogger shot dead, as jury to consider charges
Coronavirus: Experts warn potential for Covid-19 to spread through sewage ‘must not be neglected’ by researchers
Russia’s coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for fourth straight day
Priceless stolen art treasures found as police arrest 101 people
Samsung heir pledges not to pass on group control to children
Women Use VR To Beat Sexual Harassment After Singapore #MeToo Scandal
Millions of people are expected to fall ill with tuberculosis due to coronavirus lockdown
UK Health Minister Says No Evidence Coronavirus is Man-Made
Black hole found 1,000 light years from Earth
US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report
China calls Hong Kong protesters a ‘political virus’

Time for a lap around the globe, see whats up in India, South America and Africa . . .

Venezuela TV shows ‘US citizens confessing over failed coup’
Coronavirus: São Paulo governor at odds with Bolsonaro
Life for asylum seekers in lockdown on the US-Mexico border
Mexico receives ventilator shipment from US
Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 72
Peru sees surge in virus cases
Beer ‘about to run out’ in Mexico, brewers say
Coronavirus coffee farmer: ‘We’re definitely scared’
Staging a ‘socially distanced’ boxing match
Cardinal Pell ‘knew of’ clergy abuse, says Australian royal commission
Australia coronavirus: Lockdown easing prompts celebrations and outings
New Zealand PM: No open borders for ‘a long time’
Man, dog and five camels rescued from fall in Australian bush
Coronavirus: Australia eyes early lifting of virus restrictions
India gas leak: At least 13 dead after Visakhapatnam incident
Trump says coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor
Cardinal Pell ‘knew of’ clergy abuse, says Australian royal commission
India coronavirus: Massive evacuation operation to begin from 12 countries
Riyaz Naikoo: Hizbul Mujahideen Kashmir militant killed by Indian forces
Kim Jong-un: No signs of heart surgery, says South Korea
Coronavirus lockdown: India jobless numbers cross 120 million in April
New Zealand coronavirus: Massive car heist under cover of lockdown
Small fashion brands in Asia hit by coronavirus impact
Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda hit by deadly flooding
Nigerian woman gives birth on repatriation flight
Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, ‘fighting in Libya’
South African MPs’ Zoom meeting hacked with porn
Kenya agrees to pay coronavirus quarantine costs
Coronavirus in Africa: Kenya’s students making PPE kits
Benin leader orders probe into #MeToo allegations
Investigation launched into player ‘back from the dead’
Coronavirus: Nigeria’s death penalty by Zoom ‘inhumane’
Egypt says jailed filmmaker who mocked Sisi died from alcohol poisoning
How a single locust becomes a plague
Coronavirus: Which African countries are ahead on testing?
Coronavirus: South Africans exercise the freedom to jog
How the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening Africa’s wildlife
Locusts destroying food supplies in the Horn of Africa

This Week’s Blindspots

Blindspot for the Right: Man got $69M to make ventilators after tweeting Trump but delivered none
“Man got $69M to make ventilators after tweeting Trump but delivered none
Yaron Oren-Pines, who has no background in medical supplies, claimed he could make ventilators when responding to a tweet from Mr Trump on 27 March that read Ford and General Motors should “START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!” He was then paid $69.1m from New York for 1,450 ventilators — an astounding $47,656 per ventilator — which is at least triple the standard retail price for the respiratory machine.The state has since terminated the contract after the engineer failed to provide a single ventilator.”–Coverage Distribution: 24% Right

Blindspot for the Left: “FBI Docs Show Agents Plotting to Pressure Michael Flynn to Lie”
“Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) documents unsealed on Wednesday showed that FBI agents strategized on January 24, 2017, before speaking with former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, about getting him to admit to breaking the Logan Act or getting him to lie so that he could be prosecuted or fired.”–Coverage Distribution: 10% Left

Blindspot for the Right: “Coronavirus: Two-and-a-half mile queue for food in South Africa”

Blindspot for the Left:”‘Indoctrination platforms’: House GOP investigating Chinese influence on US campuses”

Blindspot for the Right:”Coronavirus: Brazil emerges as next virus hotspot – as president remains in denial”

Split Reporting: Highlighting discrepencies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets. This week’s story: “Syrian air defences thwart missile attack in Aleppo”

SANA (Syria): Army air defenses confront missile aggression on Assfaira area in Aleppo countryside
Jerusalem Post (Israel): Alleged Israeli airstrikes target research center in Aleppo
The Daily Star (Lebanon): Syria intercepts Israeli strikes
ABC (US): Israeli strikes on Eastern Syria kill 14 fighters

It amazes me that people either seem not to see the threat Trump is istigating via opening up before the curve is down, or they are willfully blind due to fear, not of the virus, but of hunger and homelessness.

Afternoon Legacy Headlines
White House won’t issue CDC reopening guidance
3 million new jobless claims expected Thursday
Uptick in reckless driving
One of the largest casinos in the world plans new safety measures in wake of COVID-19
Nurses leave home to work in COVID-19 hotspots
Low-income students grapple with deferring college dreams
America Strong: National Nurses Day
COVID-19 mutations could play key role in race to find vaccine
Growing concerns for sick children during pandemic
COVID-19 hot spots flare; WH task force stays on; Celebrating nurses
The new normal: COVID-19 sniffing dogs
How manufacturers of packaged goods are working to keep products on store shelves
Paris by Night: FRANCE 24 meets with night wanderers despite coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s touristic village Saint-Cirq-Lapopie lose touristic income amid Covid-19 lockdown measures
UK’s Boris Johnson suggests easing of coronavirus lockdown measures next week
France’s gvt to ease Covid-19 lockdown measures but ‘not a lot is being relaxed’
France’s PM Edouard Philippe answers questions as gvt to ease coronavirus lockdown measures
Israel’s parliament approves Netanyahu-Gantz coalition government,
France’s government unveils labour details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s government unveils economy details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s government unveils interior details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s government unveils transport details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s government unveils schooling details as country eases coronavirus lockdown measures
France’s government unveils health details on easing coronavirus lockdown measures
Confinement will change us
I’m Qualified And Ready’: Stacey Abrams On Potential VP Tap From Biden
Chris Hayes: The White House Has A Plan. It Just Doesn’t Involve You Or Me
Alarming Rise in Child Illness Linked To Covid-19, Protests Continue Across the U.S
Rise In Cases Of Children With Rare Illness Thought To Be Linked To COVID-19
Police Use Force In Attempt To Stop Brawl In Jersey City
White House: House ‘Did Not Act In Good Faith’ Requesting Fauci Testimony
Chuck Todd: Is The Federal Government Considering Surrendering To This Virus?
Cuomo: New York Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Extended Through August 20
Mayor De Blasio: 218 Homeless New Yorkers Accepted Help From Outreach Services
Nurses Hold Protest At White House To Honor Those Who Died Of Coronavirus
Blue Angels Flyover Honors COVID-19 Frontline Workers Of New Orleans
L.A. County To Reopen Some Businesses, Trails
Trump Makes Odd Choice Of Iowa For Coronavirus Success Narrative
AZ Switches To Trump Admin Coronavirus Model; Moves Up Reopening
‘We Stay Away In Order To Remain, In A way, Together’
Ezra Klein: Trump ‘Never Wanted To Do The Hard Work Of Daily Governance’
Dr. Dara Kass On Child Hospitalizations Potentially Linked To Covid-19
Experts Advise Negotiating With Landlords, Meeting Customers Where They Are
Trump commemorates National Day of Prayer at White House service
Trump keeps predicting coronavirus death tolls the U.S. then surpasses
A guide to Gov. Whitmer’s coronavirus response
McEnany: ’Nonsensical’ to test everyone
As covid-19 spreads through Nebraska meat plants, workers feel helpless and afraid
Biden calls Georgia jogger killing a lynching
Pelosi: White House ‘buried’ CDC guidelines
Americans struggle as layoffs go on due to virus
Mass. farmers give away milk during pandemic
Trump admin buries CDC reopening guidelines
Pilots union: Make virus safety rules mandatory
Police: No bodycam video of Indianapolis shooting
Cuomo bans evictions in NY through August
Analysis: As states reopen hospital capacity vital
NIH Director: New COVID-19 tests ‘key’ in recovery
Pence: Great confidence in states’ reopening plans
Coronavirus: Germany reopens shops as lockdown is relaxed
Coronavirus: Italy’s desperate receive mafia offers they can’t refuse
Why some people carrying coronavirus can’t afford to stop working
Coronavirus lockdown: The longterm effect on the UK economy
How will COVID-19 impact the 2020 elections?
Taiwan’s coronavirus response shines spotlight on international status
Cuomo says no renters in New York can be evicted for not paying until August 20
3.2 million unemployment claims filed last week, for a total of 33 million
66% of N.Y. coronavirus hospitalizations are people who stayed home
Trump says White House Coronavirus Task Force will focus on safety and reopening
Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson launch #IDidMyPart coronavirus campaign
Polls show worrying signs for Republicans in Georgia
U.S. Hospital Preparedness Program underfunded leading up to coronavirus
Remdesivir a milestone, not a cure, as search for coronavirus drugs continues
Valet to President Trump tests positive for coronavirus
This could be President Trump’s next job
Most common recycling mistakes
What you can do to slow climate change
Hog farmer: I never imagined having to do this
In reversal, Trump says task force will continue ‘indefinitely’
Economist makes dire prediction about US employment rate
SE Cupp: If Trump was a coworker, I’d fear for my safety
Woman jailed for defying lockdown. See what she told judge
See Trump’s reaction when nurse says PPE is ‘sporadic’
Calls for arrests grow in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery
Trump, Melania attend White House National Day of Prayer Service
TX Supreme Court orders salon owner be released from jail
Trump valet tests positive for COVID-19
They’re drunk on power’: Crenshaw blasts coronavirus restrictions
Ingraham: The left in the age of Trump
Gutfeld on Gov. Cuomo and the nursing home scandal
McEnany torches press repeating their previous claims downplaying coronavirus
Hannity: Robert Mueller’s marching orders revealed
Tucker: Elites don’t want you to question their coronavirus policies
Indianapolis Hospital Celebrates Discharge Of 300th Coronavirus Patient
More Children Diagnosed With Mystery Illness Tied To Coronavirus
Space Force Recruiting Video Invites Potential Enlistees To Boldly Go To The Stars
Video Appears To Show Georgia Man Fatally Shot While Jogging
Trump Reinstates Coronavirus Task Force, Says ‘We Can’t Keep Country Closed For Years’
Banker Neel Kashkari: ‘We’re Not Headed For Another Great Depression’
New Unemployment Numbers Add To Already Bleak Outlook
NYPD, Firefighters, First Responders Join In Salute To Nurses
Nurses Speak Out From Front Lines On National Nurses Day
Texas School Principal Drives 800 Miles To Visit Every Graduating Senior

“The American diplomat George Kennan, in 1948, defined national security as “the continued ability of the country to pursue the development of its internal life without serious interference, or threat of interference, from foreign powers.

Today, we need to adjust this definition, with national security as “the continued ability of the country to pursue the development of its internal life without serious interference, or threat of interference, from foreign powers or other diverse threats,” a formulation that covers the challenges posed by non-state actors, such as al Qaeda’s attack on 9/11– and the coronavirus today.

This pandemic has profoundly interfered with the life of our nation and we must treat it as one of the most significant threats to our national security in decades. At this writing, more than 70,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the US, and the number of known cases is doubling about every four weeks; currently there are more than 1.2 million.

America’s economy has shed more than 30 million jobs. Indeed, the coronavirus crisis is shaping up to be a “hinge event” in American history, like the Great Depression or 9/11. It is reshaping the world, politically, socially and economically and it is also revealing major structural weaknesses in American society and undermining already fraying trust in the capacity of the US government to respond effectively to core security challenges.

Hinge events change the way people understand their world– and their concept of what leaders and institutions should do to keep their country secure. In the US, out of the vast suffering of the Great Depression, for example, came the reforms of the New Deal, including Social Security, the Fair Labor Standards Act, banking reforms, rural electrification and crop insurance, all of which remade the nation.

As we rethink the meaning of national security, the US must change the way it manages its resources and money. Already Covid-19 has killed 20 times more Americans than the 9/11 hijackers. The pandemic is the greatest threat to our collective security since World War II.

But our national security apparatus is ill-equipped to respond effectively. The Trump administration is asking for a defense budget of around $750 billion, $150 billion more than annual defense budgets under President Barack Obama, yet in 2020 the government sought only $6.5 billion to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our priorities need serious rebalancing.”–Peter Bergen

Maine infected 1,254 1,330
Increase Infected 28 76

Maine Dead 62 62
Increase Dead 1 0

While I isolated, working on this, 76 more Mainers entered the battle.

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