Coronavirus Thread 3


Mace

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The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything
illustration of radar and coronavirus blip

Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Atlantic
Story by James Fallows

Coping with a pandemic is one of the most complex challenges a society can face. To minimize death and damage, leaders and citizens must orchestrate a huge array of different resources and tools. Scientists must explore the most advanced frontiers of research while citizens attend to the least glamorous tasks of personal hygiene. Physical supplies matter—test kits, protective gear—but so do intangibles, such as “flattening the curve” and public trust in official statements. The response must be global, because the virus can spread anywhere, but an effective response also depends heavily on national policies, plus implementation at the state and community level. Businesses must work with governments, and epidemiologists with economists and educators. Saving lives demands minute-by-minute attention from health-care workers and emergency crews, but it also depends on advance preparation for threats that might not reveal themselves for many years. I have heard military and intelligence officials describe some threats as requiring a “whole of nation” response, rather than being manageable with any one element of “hard” or “soft” power or even a “whole of government” approach. Saving lives during a pandemic is a challenge of this nature and magnitude.

It is a challenge that the United States did not meet.

 

Olde Hornet

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REPUBLICAN DEATH PANELS!
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As COVID-19 worsens, AZ is the first state to enact ‘crisis care’ standards


Arizona’s failure to contain COVID-19 means the state has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation’s history to activate crisis standards of care for hospitals, according to a top administrator at the state’s largest hospital system.

In an email to Banner Health employees on Friday, chief clinical officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel explained that, at the request of Banner and other health care systems, the Arizona Department of Health Services activated crisis standards on June 29 “for the first time in the state’s history and the first time any state has done this in the country.”

Crisis standards of care give hospitals more flexibility to allocate resources based on which patients are most in need.

“This means there is now a state-wide coordinated plan in place to provide guidance for how we should react to the challenges of the pandemic and manage resources in this health care emergency,” Bessel said in the email.

Most importantly, the standards provide hospitals a framework for deciding who to treat and who not to treat if they are not able to care for every patient.

Dr. Cara Christ, the ADHS director, announced the decision on Monday.
 

Olde Hornet

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This reminds me of seat belt requirements and non smoking rules - people reacted the same way.
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GOP Congressman’s Argument Against Mandated Masks, Vaccinations Goes Awry

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/thomas-massie-coronavirus-masks-fact-check-082502412.html

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) got schooled on Twitter after he argued against mandated face masks and compulsory vaccinations aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus:
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HIs input:

There is no authority in the Constitution that authorizes the government to stick a needle in you against your will, force you to wear a face mask, or track your daily movements.

Can you imagine the signers of the Declaration of Independence submitting to any of these things?!

Twitters users educated him;
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Walter A. Clyburn Reed
@deerretlaw
Oh I love history.

A lesser known fact: George Washington's bold decision to vaccinate the entire Continental Army against smallpox. It was the first mass inoculation in military history, and was vital to ensuring an American victory in the War of Independence.

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Ida Bae Wells
@nhannahjones
Why do people who write things like this never seemed to have bothered to study even cursory history?

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Olde Hornet

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Agent orange is going to be PISSED!
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Several Republican senators say they will not attend GOP convention as COVID-19 cases in Florida spike
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...rs-say-they-not-attend-convention/5389380002/

Several top Republican lawmakers said they would skip the Republican National Convention as coronavirus cases climb in Florida, where President Donald Trump is set to accept the party's nomination in August before a large crowd.

The RNC backed out of Charlotte, North Carolina, last month and picked Jacksonville as the main site for the convention after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles wouldn't commit to allowing a full convention because of health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On a Monday conference call with local reporters, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, at age 86 the oldest Republican senator, said he would avoid the convention "because of the virus situation."

Grassley said he has attended every RNC since he was elected to the Senate in 1980.
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Olde Hornet

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DO NOT TRUST ANY AGENCY THAT REPORTS INTO AGENT ORANGE!
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Trump trashes CDC school-reopening guidelines -- then CDC updates them
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/08/politics/trump-cdc-school-guidelines-funding/index.html
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After President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagreed with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are "very tough" and "expensive," the agency said it would issue new recommendations next week.

The move came as the Trump administration makes a concerted push for schools to reopen by the fall, even as cases surge in some parts of the country.
After Trump voiced displease at the CDC's handling of the issue, the agency's director said his recommendations shouldn't be used as an excuse for not returning children to classrooms.

Instead, Dr. Robert Redfield and other members of the White House coronavirus task force said every effort must be made to bring students back to schools, suggesting doing otherwise would harm their health and development.
 

Olde Hornet

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COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide


Soaring coronavirus infections in Texas, Arizona and Florida are pushing deaths from the disease back upward, reversing two months of declines and undercutting claims by the Trump administration that the pandemic is under control.

In Texas, where hospitals are being swamped by a wave of COVID-19 patients, the seven-day average of deaths hit 46 a day this week, more than double the daily average in mid-June, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The average daily death toll in Arizona has also more than doubled in the last month. And in Florida, another state where infections are skyrocketing, the daily average of coronavirus-related deaths has jumped 60% in the last 2½ weeks.

“We should be very concerned,” said Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, a former Texas health commissioner who now serves as chief medical officer for prevention at the American Heart Assn. “And we should be thinking about what needs to be done to change this trend.”
 

Olde Hornet

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Follow the orange devil - I hope you enjoy those hospital bills.
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Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks.
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/us/mississippi-coronavirus-legislature-trnd/index.html.
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If you've been in contact with your state lawmaker in Mississippi, you may want to get a coronavirus test.

About one in six state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Thomas Dobbs of the Mississippi Health Department.
For weeks, politicians flouted mask recommendations inside the state Capitol. Twenty-six state legislators have now tested positive for Covid-19, including Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and State House Speaker Philip Gunn. Neither man wore a mask at a bill signing at the governor's mansion last week.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said on Tuesday that he and his daughters tested negative for the virus, tweeting they had "limited contact with the people who were diagnosed."
 

Olde Hornet

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This is very funny!

You dont want you voters to have big hospital bills an medical debt.
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Trump camp eyes course correction for rallies: 'We can't have a repeat of Tulsa'


The ongoing pandemic is forcing GOP officials to rethink the party's convention, as well as the president's campaign rallies.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's return to the campaign trail in Oklahoma last month was viewed as such a debacle that his re-election effort is working to avoid future underwhelming crowds while also considering new safety measures for all large events this summer, including the GOP convention, according to multiple people familiar with the decision-making.

"We can't have a repeat of Tulsa," a campaign official said, bluntly conceding that a planned rally for Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, would be approached differently as the coronavirus pandemic sets daily case records and creates havoc for political planners.
 
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