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

Surviving C-19 Day 38
May 8, 2020 7:45 AM
108 Days since first US infection

Global Infected                 3,772,367                        3,864,696
Increase Infected            91,991                              92,329

Global Dead                       264,189                 270,020
Increase Dead                   6,371                                5,861

US Infected                        1,228,609                        1,256,972
Increase Infected            24,134                              28,363

US Dead                             73,431                               75,670
Increase Dead                   2,353                                 2,239

While I slept 5,861 more of my fellow humans died, of those 2,239 were mt fellow Americans. Another dose of daily tragedy, cheer up, you adjust and grow used to it right Mr. President? Like that judge in Nebraska said the other day about people working in the meat packing plants, “Well it’s those meat packing people, not regular people’, as if a virus prefers meat packers. Nope it’s because the judge is whiter than I am, older than I am, and stuffed full of subtle (not so fucking subtle) racisim/classisim blended into an US and THEM scenario where the people who grow and process your food are not quite humans, because they are brown, or black, or poor, or native, or, or, or IE Not ‘WASPY’.

Let’s check those canaries . . .

In Montana, #43 most populous, 456 of 1,068,778 confirmed infected, an increase of 0 cases

In Alaska, #48 most populous, 374 of 731,545 confirmed infected, an increase of 1 cases

In South Dakota, #46 most populous, 2906 of 884,659 confirmed infected, an increase of 126 cases

In Minnesota, #22 most populous, 9,365 of 5,639,632 confirmed infected, an increase of 786 cases

In Oklahoma, #28 most populous, 4,330 of 3,956,971 confirmed infected, an increase of 128 cases

In Tennessee, #16 most populous, 14,096 of 6,829,174 confirmed infected an increase of 158 cases

In Mississippi, #34 most populous, 8,686 of 2,976,149 confirmed infected an increase of 262 cases

In Georgia, #8 most populous, 31,603 of 10,617,423 confirmed infected, an increase of 857 cases

In South Carolina, #23 most populous, 7,142 of 5,148,714 confirmed infected, an infected increase of 206 cases

In Texas, #2 most populous, 36,047 of 28,995,881 confirmed infected, an increase of 1,119

Everything but Montana is up, much of it significantly, TX is adding more than 1000 cases a day.  It is a long way till the end of the month that would double TX total cases pushing it into NY numbers.

Morning Legacy Headlines

The US economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April, unemployment rate skyrockets to 14.7%
China open to probe of origins of coronavirus, says envoy
Six-week-old baby dies of coronavirus as UK corona death toll hits 30,947 after 332 more die in hospitals in England
Trump says he learned a lot from Nixon: ‘Don’t fire people’
Sea level could rise by more than 1 meter by 2100 if emission targets are not met
Germany passes ban on ‘gay conversion therapy’
Trump: ‘I know nothing’ about Venezuela incursion
Facebook, YouTube remove ‘Plandemic’ video with ‘unsubstantiated’ coronavirus claims
Coronavirus: Australia sets out three-point plan to lift lockdown by July
Wuhan market had role in virus outbreak, but more research needed: WHO
Americans more worried about reopening too quickly than not opening quickly enough, survey shows
Hong Kong parliament in chaos as politicians fight for chair
U.S. joblessness slams Latinos, less educated with brutal force
Trump Praises Attorney General William Barr for Dropping Michael Flynn’s Case
VE Day: Europe marks 75th anniversary while under coronavirus lockdown
Armed black citizens escort Michigan lawmaker to capitol after volatile rightwing protest
Russia’s coronavirus cases rise by more than 10,000 for sixth straight day
UN chief says pandemic is unleashing a `tsunami of hate
At least 65 killed in flooding, landslides in Rwanda
Venezuela Opposition Signed $213Mln Contract With Silvercorp USA to Topple Maduro, Reports Say
Coronavirus: Uber plunges to $2.9bn loss but ‘encouraged’ as lockdowns ease
At Least 17 Killed, Several Injured as Train Runs Over Workers Sleeping on Track in India
Here Comes the Savior: Praying Mantis Kills and Eats Murder Hornet in Graphic Video
Virus crisis leaves thousands of cruise ship crew stuck at sea
Scrutiny of Social Distancing Policing as 35 of 40 Arrested Are Black
Father and son charged with murder of unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia
House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts from Russia investigation
Trump hosts National Day of Prayer at White House
Kim Jong-un sends Xi Jinping ‘warm greetings’ over China’s coronavirus success
U.S. CDC reports 1,219,066 coronavirus cases, 73,297 deaths
Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran
Malaria drug shows no benefit in another coronavirus study
Former Bad Company singer Brian Howe dies in Florida at 66
IndyCar will open delayed season in Texas on June 6
Coronavirus could kill up to 190,000 in Africa in first year if not contained – WHO
Tara Reade calls for Joe Biden to drop out of race in Megyn Kelly interview
US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute
Justice Department drops criminal case against former Trump aide Michael Flynn
Can COVID-19 survive on my phone?
Sperm containing virus raises small risk of COVID-19 spread via sex
Merkel and Pope Francis want to help poor countries face pandemic
German journalist ‘accuses ex-French president of sexual assault’
Calls to domestic violence hotlines soar amid lockdowns, WHO Europe says
One of Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus
Carved stone turtle unearthed from Angkor reservoir site
Finnish basic income pilot improved wellbeing, study finds
UN predicts 80% plunge in international tourism due to virus
Moderna says Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial could start early summer
Kenya floods kill 194, people evacuated from risk areas near dams
Coronavirus: Temperature reading glasses tested in China

Note : This headline “Sperm containing virus raises small risk of COVID-19 spread via sex” come from a Chinese research team which tested the sperm of men positive with C-19 and found C-19 in the sperm.  This is troublesome, it does not make it easily transmissible via sex as it prefers the lungs, but we cannot rule that out now.  Also we have to fear that since it went all through the system and into sperm, it might mutate and become a sexually transmitted disease.  This is something we need to research.

So I keep hearing similar things from various talking heads (pundits) when talking about ‘How do we re-open; what will the new normal look like?”  Despite the differences in both ideologies and outlooks; one side of which is focused on reopening and ‘getting the country back’ and re-election and the other which is focused on the medicine and the next election; they both underestimate time by a large factor.  Both sides will use terms like 12-18 months for the vaccine, which they have already been using for 5 months.  Or how long do they think it will take for everyone to be back at work and things to return to a new normal, 1 year, three before all is said and done?

All these terms are overly optimistic.  The fastest vaccine ever developed was mumps and that was in four years.  You know what?  Mumps is still around, so is flu, so is polio.  Our vaccination campaign gives antibodies to every vaccine recipient, thus it is like we all have had it.  However there are some among us who find it easier to believe disease is a Corporate Conspiracy then to grasp that diseases kill us every day in other places.  Here in our rich fat nation we have the luxury of everyone being vaccinated, and hence the US having herd immunity, well had herd immunity.  Anti-vaxxers already killed that.

We will be in this for years, for the foreseeable future, for the rest of my life.  How we deal with an anti-vaccination movement in a pandemic is an issue though.  Already some member made some BS video I have not seen, which was yanked from FB (which I do not do) and YouTube where I never saw it, I don’t watch viral videos. 

Undoubtedly it is some conspiracy that the bug was made in order to force us into, lemme guess, big brother rfid tracking via vaccinations?  Some historian can look and see how close I was, I do not care.  Anti-Vaxxers have faith in their own bias without proper evidence, they need a bogeyman to blame for the state of the world and lack the self-understanding to realize we all have one already, we call it a mirror.

Legacy Media Headlines

California begins to ease restrictions as cases continue to rise
Economy vs. death: How April shaped America’s coronavirus response
Restaurants that are reopening must navigate a new normal
Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol on what reopening will look like for the chain
Public pushes back against COVID-19 safety measures
New cases of mysterious illness appearing in children
President Trump’s valet tests positive for COVID-19
Economic emergency in the US; Criminal charges dropped against Michael Flynn
DOJ attempts to throw out case against Michael Flynn
UPS, FedEx workers leaving special deliveries
Silicon Valley making a killing during confinement
French epidemiologist says massive Covid-19 testing needed to ease lockdown
Scientists wonder how the coronavirus pandemic could end as countries ease lockdown measures
US unemployment soared to 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression, amid Covid-19 pandemic
France to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, certain regions and Paris to stay under strict rules
They beat the virus: meet Virginie, a coronavirus survivor
Taiwan’s vice president says China ‘seriously underreported Covid-19 cases’
Germany commemorates Victory in Europe Day with scaled-down events amid coronavirus pandemic
US to release unemployment data, to be one of the worst ever amid coronavirus pandemic recession
Covid-19: Brazil becomes one of the worst hit countries as Bolsonaro pushes against lockdown measure
France celebrates Victory in Europe day and end of WWII amid coronavirus pandemic
Former police officer and son charged with murder of US black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
UN diplomats confirm Russian paramilitary troops are fighting in Libya backing Gen Haftar
Barack Obama Surprises Teachers With A Message Of Thanks
Minority Communities Suffering More From Coronavirus Pandemic
Trump Sidelines CDC Reopening Advice In Favor Of Vague Happy Talk
Outrage Grows Over Shooting Death Of Ahmaud Arbery
Justice Department Drops Case Against Ex-Trump Adviser Michael Flynn
Trump’s Personal Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Rescue And Rebuild: How To Handle COVID-19’s Economic Losses
Sen. Angus King: ‘2 To 3 Million’ Tests A Day Needed To Mitigate Economic Impact Of COVID-19
U.S. Unemployment Rate Soars To 14.7% In April
Doctor, Musician Couple On How They Are Raising Awareness
Pence Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus
N.J. Gov. Murphy Calls For ‘Huge’ Stimulus From Federal Government
Atlantic City’s Mayor Discusses Plan For ‘Responsible’ Summer Reopening
Breaking Down April’s Unprecedented Job Loss Amid The Pandemic
Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch Of The New York City Test And Trace Corps
London Marks 75th Anniversary Of V-E Day With Flyover
Senator Introduces Legislation To Help New Parents
Governors Disregard WH Guidelines In Reopening
GBI discusses arrest of men in Brunswick shooting
United Airlines shrinking as debt grows amid virus
ICU nurse details challenges in virus fight
Trump asserts virus will ‘go away’ without vaccine
Father and son arrested in fatal shooting
Pandemic forces restaurants, staff into limbo
Protesters demand justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Pandemic Wipes Out U.S. Jobs
No apologies from freed salon owner
Trump reveals Pence press sec. is COVID-positive
NYC to limit entry into some parks, may expand
Cars line up for hours for drive through food bank
Coronavirus: Russian hospital staff ‘working without masks’
India coronavirus: Massive repatriation operation begins
Coronavirus: US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid virus
Coronavirus: Is the government really ‘following the science’?
Pandemic pushing millions back into poverty
Small business fitness instructors struggle with an oversaturated online market
Rep. Joe Kennedy on COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Senate race
Antibiotic resistance may rise after COVID-19, as doctors struggle to treat secondary infections
U.S. unemployment hits highest level since Great Depression
Study finds evidence of coronavirus in semen
Study warns coronavirus pandemic could lead to 75,000 U.S. “deaths of despair”
Incoming college freshmen might delay school due to COVID-19
U.S. suspending protections for undocumented kids at southern border
Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus feel economic toll of coronavirus pandemic
Tara Reade: Biden should not be running on character
Member of Pence’s staff tests positive for coronavirus
Ahmaud Arbery’s father: His death was a modern-day lynching
New jobs report shows record 20.5 million American jobs lost in April
How the most expensive clothes get made
Fewer salmon are surviving migration Here’s why that matters
New York’s secret weapon against climate change. Oysters
Cooper to Dr. Birx: Most states reopening haven’t met your criteria
Justice Department drops criminal case against Michael Flynn
Trump administration rejects CDC guidance on reopening US
See what White House press secretary said about Trump in 2015
Comey, McCabe criticize DOJ for dropping Flynn charges
FEMA prepares for rough hurricane season as pandemic hits US
Another case of coronavirus confirmed at White House
Trump predicts ‘record next year’ in exclusive interview
Sheriff refusing to enforce lockdown: ‘This is not the country I grew up in’
DNC chair says allegations would have surfaced during Biden’s VP vetting
New Numbers Expected To Show Worst 1-Month Job Loss In US history
VE Day 75 Years Later: World War II Veterans Look Back
Justice Department Drops Case Against Former Trump Aide Michael Flynn
Unemployment May Be Even Worse Than Dire New Numbers Will show, Says Andrew Ross Sorkin
Melinda Gates On Pandemic: ‘We Haven’t Had Leadership At The National Level … It’s Chaos’
President Trump’s Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade Speaks Out In New Interview
Father And Son Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Georgia Man Ahmaud Arbery
The surreal experience of flying during the pandemic
Protesters demand justice in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery
In Wisconsin, stay-at-home orders have become a flash point

States by Population

42. Maine                                            1,335,907
42 a. Covid -19 Cases                         1,256,972
Tomorrow or the next day C-19 cases in the USA will exceed my States total population. Opening up is going for herd immunity the hard way, before we have a vaccine. The Trump admin seems to think if they open up the virus might increase but not beyond what they can manipulate in the press, then that is an acceptable loss.

Acceptable loss is a term I recall, its a battlefield term used when describing how many grunts will die to achieve goal A. We can ‘afford’ to lose X number of grunts, that is an acceptable loss. Hence, the worker class (mpost Americans), or as Marx termed them ‘the proletariot’, or as I put it ‘the common man’ a term our founder prefered; the people who work, doing everything, most especially the things others would not be caught dead doing, they do that because guess what, they need to eat too.

Herd immunity is 70% of the nations population. Herd immunity is 70% of 328 million. Herd immunity is 229,600,000 Americans infected, we have 1,256,972 already infected, only another 228 million more or so to go. It already has exceeded these States populations.

43. Rhode Island                               1,059,639
44. Montana                                      1,050,493
45. Delaware                                     961,939
46. South Dakota                              869,666
47. North Dakota                             755,393
48. Alaska                                          739,795
49. District of Columbia                  693,972
50. Vermont                                       623,657
51. Wyoming                                     579,315

How long until the deaths start matching state populations?

Maine infected                 1,330                                     1,374
Increase Infected            76                                           44

Maine Dead                       62                                           63
Increase Dead                   1                                              1

Whilst I worked on this and frittered the day away awaiting the May Snowstorm we have on the way (gotta love climate change eh?)
Another Mainer lost their fight and 44 more were drafted.

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