Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Day Forty Nine

Surviving C-19 Day 49
May 19, 2020 8:15 AM
119 Days since first US infection

Global Infected           4,748,356                   4,823,479            

Increase Infected         89,705                      75,123

Global Dead               315,822                         318,857

Increase Dead             3,583                            3,035

US Infected               1,490,195                      1,508,957

Increase Infected         22,311                      18,762

US Dead                   89,636                               90,369

Increase Dead             882                                 733

So another Oklahoma City bombing day, beats another 9-11 all day long.  How long until these reports just dry up and wither away as C-19 becomes part of our background, like Cancer.  We do not hear and see Cancer rates and status in real time; do we?  Granted Cancer is not contagious, but it is more than that.

Dwelling on the things which are eating us is psychologically draining, fear is exhausting.  Not everyone is fearful, I am not and have not been fearful, I am consigned to defeat already, that is why I want to avoid it as long as possible.  Other might feel young; full of piss and vinegar, those folks feel like their life is being ruined by old people who cannot handle the randoms of life anymore.

Let’s check those canaries . . .

In Alaska, #48 most populous, was 388 and is now 400 of 731,545 confirmed infected, an increase of 12 cases (0 yesterday)

In Montana, #43 most populous, was 468 and is now 470 of 1,068,778 confirmed infected, an increase of 2 cases (0 yesterday)

In South Dakota, #46 most populous, was 3,987 and is now 4,027 of 884,659 confirmed infected, an increase of 40 cases (0 yesterday)

In Oklahoma, #28 most populous, was 5,310 and is now 5,398 of 3,956,971 confirmed infected, an increase of 88 cases (0 yesterday)

In South Carolina, #23 most populous, was 8,816 and is now 8,942 of 5,148,714 confirmed infected, an infected increase of 126 cases (155 yesterday)

In Mississippi, #34 most populous, was 11,296 and is now 11,432 of 2,976,149 confirmed infected, an increase of 136 cases (-3 yesterday)

In Minnesota, #22 most populous, was 15,668 and is now 16,372 of 5,639,632 confirmed infected, an increase of 684 cases (0 yesterday)

In Tennessee, #16 most populous, was 17,359 and is now 18,011 of 6,829,174 confirmed infected an increase of 652 cases (96 yesterday)

In Georgia, #8 most populous, was 37,949 and is now 38,283 of 10,617,423 confirmed infected, an increase of 334 cases (272 yesterday)

In Texas, #2 most populous, was 48,396 and is now 49,215 of 28,995,881 confirmed infected, an increase of 849 cases (926 yesterday)

So the states seem to be reporting and there seems to be a mild uptick, but we are 12 days from zero hour:  that is allowing time between the re-opening and a new infection to develop symptoms, its gestation.  The problem is with this, we may not see symptoms then either, because it is largely asymptomatic, most people do not get sick at all to their own knowledge, or have minor overlooked symptoms, others die. 

So reopening is rolling dice to see who is the unlucky, and they will be the bloom we see, if we see that.  If by the beginning of the month we don’t see a serious uptick it likely means a lot more of us had it and didn’t know than we thought.  If we do have an uptick it means a lot of us are not yet infected and some of those will die, like me.  I would bet it is more or less a sure thing C-19 would lay waste to me, that’s why I am still isolating for the future.

Morning Legacy Headlines

EasyJet hit by cyber attack, hackers access 9 mln customers’ details
Facial recognition helps reunite kidnapped toddler with family after 32 years
McDonald’s accused over ‘systemic sexual harassment’ of employees worldwide
UK COVID-19 death toll nears 43,000
2017 video shows Georgia officer tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery
Fox News warns hydroxychloroquine ‘will kill you’ after Trump says he has been taking drug
More than 100 million people in renewed lockdown in China after spike of new coronavirus cases
Five organisations in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
No coronavirus spike found after re-opening schools in 22 EU countries
Ardern becomes New Zealand’s most popular PM in a century: poll
UK unemployment claims surge 69% as pandemic takes hold
Nicaragua closes Costa Rica border to protest virus testing
Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and ‘reconsider’ US membership
Trump says it’s OK for Pompeo to have a paid government employee wash dishes if his wife or son isn’t there
‘Twilight’ actor Gregory Tyree Boyce, who played Tyler Crowley, found dead in Las Vegas at 30
Rocket Attack Hits House in Baghdad’s Green Zone, No Casualties Reported
Brazil overtakes Britain to become country with third-highest number of Covid-19 cases
Nasdaq to tighten listing rules, restricting Chinese IPOs
Australia won’t retaliate against China barley tariffs as minister says ‘there is no trade war’
US COVID-19 death toll passes 90,000 as more than 1.5M cases confirmed
Officials: Israel linked to a disruptive cyberattack on Iranian port facility
TikTok Taps Disney Executive Kevin Mayer as New CEO
Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19
Marco Rubio named acting Intelligence chairman after Burr steps down amid investigation
Dow ends more than 900 points higher as stocks surge on coronavirus vaccine hopes
U.S. Open cancels qualifying, will go with all-exempt field
JCPenney to permanently close 242 stores amid bankruptcy
California relaxes some criteria for reopening
All the bizarre ways restaurants have enforced social distancing
U.S. House panel leader links State Dept. inspector general firing to Saudi arms sale
Israel’s outgoing defence minister says Iran starting to withdraw from Syria
WHO chief pledges independent review of coronavirus response
Mask in a restaurant? This one can gobble like Pac-Man
Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll below 100 for first time since March 9
Lesotho PM resigns amid ex-wife’s murder case
Barr Says He Doesn’t Expect Criminal Probe Into Obama or Biden
Macron and Merkel back EU bond to raise €500 billion for COVID-19 recovery plan
Coronavirus: Wearing surgical masks can reduce COVID-19 spread by 75%, study claims
Detroit priest squirts holy water from water pistol to maintain social distancing
Reopening Of Saint Peter’s Marks First Step For Italy’s Catholics
Uber to lay off 3,000 workers in second cut this month

Evening Legacy Headlines
COVID-19 reinfection not likely, South Korean officials say
Family shows love to nurses who treated dad with COVID-19
Frustration boils over as Connecticut begins reopening
ABC News Prime: President Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine; Rush for COVID-19 vaccine
Trump defends taking hydroxychloroquine
When to expect cleaning supplies and disinfectant to become available again
College students start ‘Farmlink’ to prevent food waste and fight hunger
Texas sees steady rise in COVID-19 cases since reopening 2 weeks ago
Next steps and new hope for possible coronavirus vaccine
Back to work without childcare?
Trumps says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine
England & Chelsea keeper Carly Telford on how to stay ready for eventual season restart
Does Coronavirus leave women’s football in limbo?
Bundesliga restart: Dortmund-Schalke derby rang hollow
Chris Hayes: GA, TX, FL Are Taking Very High-Level Risk With Very Uncertain Future
‘Damage Done’: Trump’s Virus Purge Backfires As Congress Zeroes In On Fired Watchdogs
Coronavirus: Nearly Every State Partially Reopens
Trump’s Glaring Absence On World Stage As He Blames CDC Director For The Crisis
World Health Assembly Applauds Nurses, Midwives As ‘True Health Heroes’
How Restaurants Are Changing Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
Deputies hit by bottles at big Florida block party
Georgia police releases Arbery videos from 2017
Expert: US leaving WHO would be ‘gift’ to China
Uber hit hard as ride demand drops amid virus
Greek medical students get hands on virus training
Flooding forces evacuations in Michigan
Trump: FDA hydroxy warning based on ‘phony study’
How COVID-19 Has Hit Hollywood
Trump on virus testing, possible Brazil travel ban
Maryland restaurant uses ‘bumper tables’ amid virus
Schumer: GOP pause on bill is ‘riverboat gamble’
Lines as Minnesota driver’s license offices reopen
Coronavirus: Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine
US health secretary: WHO failure to obtain information cost many lives
Coronavirus: Train stations put crowd-control measures in place
Coronavirus: European countries further relax restrictions
Trump defends taking hydroxychloroquine
Arrests as anti-lockdown protests hit Europe
World Health Organization official responds to Trump’s threat to pull funding
Biden’s search for a running mate is underway
Powell and Mnuchin defend coronavirus stimulus efforts at Senate hearing
Nancy Pelosi says “morbidly obese” Trump shouldn’t be taking unproven drug
Watch live: Powell, Mnuchin testify before Senate Banking Committee on CARES Act progress
Trump takes hydroxychloroquine, but does it help against COVID-19?
Will warm weather help stop the spread of coronavirus?
CDC muzzled by White House, agency officials say
Reporter explains why Trump’s officials won’t contradict him
Trump calls study his administration partly-funded phony
CNN reporter on Trump claim: Where did he get that from?
Chris Cuomo: Trump’s claim is a winning argument
Warren presses Mnuchin on penalties for not protecting jobs
Mnuchin asked if workers should give their lives to increase GDP
Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests
How the internet reshaped the fashion industry
Bernie Sanders says Trump is trying to deflect from these two things
Largest recorded hole in Arctic’s ozone layer closes
Trump ‘surprised’ by Barr’s Obama comments
Trump announces deregulation executive order
Trump continues freeze on WHO funding, says could become permanent
Martha shreds Cuomo’s ‘negligence’, lack of accountability
Hannity: Nothing about the Michael Flynn case was ‘by the book’
Tucker: Is China too strong to criticize?
Jesse Watters tears into media’s ‘favorable’ coverage of Obama, WHO
Ingraham: What is really essential?
Hannity: We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of coronavirus lockdowns
Tucker: Who is Stacey Abrams?
A new coronavirus crisis: Cities and towns face financial peril as pandemic drags on

Maine infected           1,713                            1,741
Increase Infected            65                           28

Maine Dead              71                     73
Increase Dead           1                      2

While I worked on this in isolation another 28 Mainers were diagnosed and two more lost their battle with C-19.

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