Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) July 17, 2020

Surviving C-19
July 17th, 2020
1:41 PM
179 Days since first US infection

The latest affront to the health and well-being by the Trump administration is to order all hospitals to send their data to HHS and not the CDC, which routinely shares its data.  The CDC has always shared data, and sharing accurate data is essential in fighting a viral threat.

HHS is not designed for this and I see it as a way for the Administration to direct and control the numbers, what is actually happening, to try and spin the numbers.  I see this as a dangerous thing, good data is needed to work efficiently against the virus.  To attempt to control or manipulate the data so the administration looks better will not only be false, but would hinder efforts to fight the virus in real time. HHS oversees the CDC, the CDC is part of it.  The administration has no scientific basis for such an action, it’s only purpose that I can see is to attempt to prevent Americans from seeing what the virus is doing in real time, to make us more vulnerable to the virus in order to allow Trump to spin the Pandemic politically.

It is not Nero fiddling while Rome burns anymore, as it has been for months.  Now it is Nero fanning the flames as Rome burns because he think the firelight is flattering to himself.

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July 17th, 2020

4:00 PM–Numbers time

                                                                Yesterday                                           Today

Global Infected                 13,666,118                                           13,921,699

Increase Infected            260,424                                                 255,581

Global Dead                       586,369                                                 593,072                

Increase Dead                   5,817                                                     6,703

USA Infected 3,546,871 3,622,709                                            

USA increase Infected        81,840                                                  75,838                  

USA C-19 deaths              138,369                                                 138,910

USA C-19 deaths increase            1,429                                                     541

Maine Infected                                3,598                                                     3,636

Maine Increase                          20                                                           38

Maine deaths                    114                                                         115

Increase Maine deaths                  0                                                              1

and Climate Change Keeps on Truckin . . .
Massive wildfire in rural central California

While I worked in isolation on this another 6,703 of my fellow humans succumbed to C-19, of those 541 were my fellow Americans, one was a fellow Mainer.  Claiming things are getting better is a form of denialism, common in Epidemics and Pandemics.  A quarter of a million new cases every day on the globe is not getting better, its bloom.  A virus won’t stay put, if it is blooming here Boris Johnson cannot think it will be fine by Christmas there, that too is denialism.  If we had it crushed here, which we don’t, and it was blooming In Africa, India or elsewhere, it would also be denialism to congratulate ourselves.

This war is just beginning, and the opponent is novel to us.

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