Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) June 22, 2020

Surviving C-19
June 22, 2020
4:00 PM
155 Days since first US infection

Global Infected                 8,843,418              9,015,582
Increase Infected            108,024                 172,164

Global Dead                       465,826                 469,378
Increase Dead                   4,040                                     3,552

US Infected                        2,269,463                             2,298,696
Increase Infected            28,440                                   29,233

US Dead                             119,854                 120,225
Increase Dead                  379                                         785

Maine infected                2,957                                     2,971
Increase Infected            19                                           14                                          

Maine Dead                       102                                         102
Increase Dead                   0                                             0

Another record day of increased infection globally.  Deaths are either flat or reduced despite this. The most probable reason for this is the re-opening and the reality that most folks who were not working are not elderly with pre-existing conditions.  For folks like that, like me, like nearly 200,000 Mainers, there is no safe re-opening unless we develop vaccines.

Let’s talk about Tulsa for a minute, all politics aside.  In attendance were 6,200 people about 95%+ unmasked, in close quarters, cheering, for over two hours.  Many of those had spent recent days awaiting the rally like deadheads awaiting Jerry, in tents along the side of the parking lot.  During this time 6 event planners working for Trump to set the event up contracted C-19.  It is a safe bet to conclude someone had the bug in the crowd with Tulsa itself in a bloom.

 “The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious. In general, the more closely a person interacts with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.”-CDC

So let’s assume a minimum, say 1% had C-19. Flu spreads like this:  You get it, and you are likely to infect 1.3 people inadvertently before you know you’re sick.  C-19 spreads like this: You get it, and you are likely to infect 2.5 people before you know you’re sick.  So flu is a 1 to 1 plus a tiny bit, every third person infects 2 people.  C-19 is far worse, it infects 2.5 people before you know you have it.  So its potential to spread fast is more than twice that of the flu, and it is far more lethal.

That said the numbers go like this, and this is why we locked down.  1% of attendees would be 62 people who will infect 155 people, before that first group shows symptoms most likely in a weeks’ time.  Then that 155 will infect another 387.5 people, by now some of the first group are showing symptoms, some may never show symptoms, now were two weeks out.  By the third week attendees are becoming aware they are ill, and informing friends and family and seeking treatment, or asymptomatic.  The third circle of infection will be almost a thousand deep, 968.75.  So in less than a month 62 becomes 1,573.25.


There is no viable way to track such a bloom, following all attendees home to their home states and cities, and they spread it wherever.  It’s like a nationwide birdshot of virus to us all.

Legacy Headlines
Golden Globes follow Oscars with coronavirus delays to 2021 award shows
Coronavirus: Millions ‘shielding’ in England will be able to meet up to six people from 6 July
FDA warns some hand sanitizers that are still in stores could be toxic
Coronavirus: no deaths in the Netherlands for the first time since March
South Korea says it is battling ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
Coronavirus: Mr Bean signed up by World Health Organization to offer social distancing and hand washing tips
Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak worsens
WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases
Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas
Peter Navarro: Trump call to slow Covid-19 testing was ‘tongue in cheek’
2nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st
12 states set daily record for coronavirus cases
Dr. Inglesby on coronavirus fears following Trump’s rally, mass protests
Covid-19 in Brazil: ‘Bolsonaro is disrespecting the victims,’ his ex-health minister says
France’s cinema industry welcomes return of movie-goers
Analysis: the rapid spread of coronavirus in Latin America
Cinephiles rejoice as France reopens cinemas
A ‘great day’ for film buffs as France’s 6,000 cinema screens reopen after lockdown
Covid-19: Is it safe to swim this summer?
Latin America reels as Covid-19 cases surge past 2 million
Discovery of virus in sewage could help early detection of outbreaks
Germany cases jump as new clusters identified
Back to school for millions in France as more Covid-19 restrictions lifted
Cuomo: Placing Blame On His Office For Nursing Home Deaths Is A ‘Charade’
MD ICU workers upset public ignoring pandemic
Trump’s rally attendance takes a hit from pandemic as Biden preps for primaries
Trump holds rally in Tulsa despite surge of coronavirus infections
White House says Trump was “speaking in jest” about slowing down coronavirus testing
Vermont man installs mailbox that stores letters for fathers who’ve passed away
What’s behind the rise in COVID-19 cases in the U.S.?
COVID Chronicles: How casinos are adapting amid coronavirus pandemic
Nearly 40% of Black-owned businesses on the brink of closure due to pandemic

Blindspots: A Ground News AP production

Blindspot for the Left:

“‘You’re Choking Me!’: Antifa Attacks Christian Street Preacher in Seattle ‘Autonomous Zone’”
Video out of the so-called Chapel Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle shows a group of Antifa terrorists choking, tackling, and eventually evicting a Christian street preacher from their utopian society.

Blindspot for the Right:
“Hanging deaths of 2 Black men in U.S. to be investigated by federal officials”
Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two Black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday.

Blindspot for the Left:
“Iran’s Fake Aircraft Carrier Repaired, Ready for Target Practice as US Tensions Simmer”
New satellite photos suggest an ersatz aircraft carrier built for Iranian forces to use for target practice is once again ready to take a pummeling. Repairs of damage from 2015 began in January, but the mockup now looks completely restored.

Blindspot for the Left:
“De Blasio Tells Covid Contact Tracers Not to Ask Positive Cases If They’ve Attended BLM Protests”
“No person will be asked proactively if they attended a protest,” Avery Cohen, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor de Blasio said.

Blindspot for the Right:
“Trump Jr.’s Mongolia hunting trip cost $75K in Secret Service protection”
Donald Trump Jr.’s hunting trip to Mongolia last August cost more than $75,000 in taxpayer dollars for Secret Service protection, according to new documents obtained by a government watchdog group.

Blindspot for the Left:
“Chicago sees 18 homicides in deadliest day in 60 years”
Known as one of the most gun violent cities in America, Chicago recently marked a new grim milestone with 18 homicides in a single day, officials said. Photo: Gregory Lewis (center right), one of the slain

Split Reporting
Highlighting discrepancies between the reporting on stories across different news outlets.
This week’s story . . .
“London Black Lives Matter supporter carries counter-protester being trampled to safety”

Fox News:
“Black protester carries white man through angry crowd to safety to ‘stop someone from being killed”

Sky News:
“BLM supporter who helped injured protester ‘didn’t want to see him die’”

“In London skirmishes, suspected far-right protester is rescued”

The Independent:
“Black Lives Matter activist carries injured ‘far-right’ protester to safety amid violence in London”

Die Welt:
“Black Lives Matter supporter saves alleged hooligan”

Climate Shift keeps on Truckin. 

I see C-19 as a byproduct of Climate shift, being not created by but influenced by a shift in climate.  Virus is like every other living thing, if we reduce a viruses habitat it will seek new hosts.

“Highest ever temperature recorded in Arctic circle”
“It Just Hit 100 Degrees Fahrenheit in Siberia, the Hottest Temperature on Record So Far North in the Arctic”
“Severe Thunderstorms, Locally Heavy Rain Will Hammer Parts of the Plains Following Dry, Calm June in Tornado Alley”
“Massive Saharan Dust Plume Now in the Caribbean Sea to Complete 5,000-Mile Journey From Africa to U.S. This Week”
We have 25 current wildfires here in the states . . .

While I isolated and worked on this, 3,552 of my fellow humans died of C-19, 785 of them my fellow Americans.

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