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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Neighbors use RC car to drive beer to each other to maintain social distancing
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 15:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And how do they do the limes?
Catapult? Slingshot? Ballista!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 18:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Potato gun!
Posted by: TZSenator || 03/25/2020 19:01 Comments || Top||

#3  check out Portland’s “Boober Eats” for food delivery from out of work strip club dancers
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 03/25/2020 20:33 Comments || Top||


87-Year-Old Marine Credits His Military Training for Helping Him Survive the Wuhan Coronavirus
[Red State] How about a feel-good story about feeling bad?

In our current state of quarantine, you’ve no doubt been exposed to tales of woe that ended badly due to COVID-19.

But there’s an 87-year-old out there who wants you to know that not everyone over 65 who gets the virus falls to it.

CBS News recently featured veteran Franklin Eller.

The former Marine has now survived two tours in Vietnam and one tour of the Wuhan flu, and he says his military training helped him get through it all.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Semper Fi!
Posted by: Warthog || 03/25/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Franklin Eller caught Wuhan Flu.

He made it sing The Marine's Hymm before he let it go.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#3  God bless you Marine.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/25/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Fever Charting Shows Social Distancing may be Working
[USA Today] Early evidence suggests closing bars, restaurants and other businesses to keep people apart in places including New York City, has slowed the incidence of fevers that are an early indicator of coronavirus, according to a new analysis of fevers and symptoms across the U.S.
My custom made Kotex mask keeps nearly everyone at a distance.
Data from health technology company Kinsa, which did the analysis using its digital thermometers, show the number of people with flulike illness ‐ atypical fever and symptoms ‐ began dropping almost immediately after mandatory social distancing measures were implemented in some areas.

The company downloads fever readings from more than 1 million thermometers in use around the U.S. It predicted the 2018 spread of the flu and bad colds that were often mistaken for the flu last winter.
Bad colds mistaken for the flu? Who knew?
Kinsa board member Beth Seidenberg said the company has spent years trying to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work with them.
NIH can also mean Not Invented Here.
The CDC declined to comment on why it wasn't working with Kinsa, but said in a statement it "appreciates the efforts of so many companies working across the private sector to address this new threat."
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 14:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Be alright with me if when this shi* ends, The Orange Man brings French virologist Didier Raoult and his staff over here for a Macy's style, NYC parade. Perhaps the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13e DBLE) of WWII fame, could jump into Central Park for a picnic.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

#2  so many companies working across the private sector making us look bad.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#3  slowed the incidence of fevers

Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 16:03 Comments || Top||

#4  If you got a fever I can only prescribe more cowbell.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/25/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Nice.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 17:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Johnny and June - one of the great love stories of the 20th century. Like Romeo and Juliet, but with a happy ending.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 22:55 Comments || Top||


People are freaking out after Waffle House closes hundreds of restaurants
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 12:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What is the Waffle House Index?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

#2  The Cajun Navy might attack China over this
Posted by: Beavis || 03/25/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#3  We won't attack all the way over there with flatboats, but I don't think they'd want to attack us...
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/25/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Closed on gummint order. Not by choice.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 19:27 Comments || Top||

#5  These really are the 'end times.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 19:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Frozen hashbrowns are not the answer.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/25/2020 23:23 Comments || Top||


Makeshift morgue appears outside NYC hospital as coronavirus spread escalates
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 10:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  New York.

Remember, if you are going to keep licking buttholes during this emergency, try to keep your fellow butthole licker circle small to limit your exposure.

Serious note - we all know about The T Zone, and mucus membrane exposure, how about sexual organs? That is, could this be transmitted by some mouth work even without the kissing?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Makeshift morgue outside NYC is called the Jersey meadows.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/25/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||


#4  Makeshift morgue outside NYC is called the Jersey meadows.

"This ain't the first hole I dug!"
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 14:50 Comments || Top||

#5  "Yo! Get (H)offa my meadows!"
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#6  That is, could this be transmitted by some mouth work even without the kissing?

Gonna hafta change yer style KS?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

#7  So yeah Rantburgers.
Those are Americans you're talking about.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 03/25/2020 20:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Not my America, thump.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 22:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Not my America, thump.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 22:25 Comments || Top||

#10  We're snarking about American culture. The makeshift morgues are as yet unpopulated. By the grace of Bog, they will remain so. But it's good they're thinking ahead.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 22:47 Comments || Top||

#11  "House Democrat wishes death on GOP colleague's loved one during heated debate"

You mean those Americans Thimp?
Yeah I'm better than that.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/25/2020 23:25 Comments || Top||


OB/GYN - Continuing Abortions During Pandemic ‘Medically Irresponsible'
[Breitbart] The chair of the board of the American Association of Prolife OB/GYNs (AAPLOG) says moving forward with abortions during the coronavirus pandemic is "medically irresponsible," at a time when medical equipment is much needed to treat victims of the illness.

Dr. Christina Francis reacted recently to a statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other organizations that urged health professionals "to ensure abortion access is not compromised" during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Abortions use up much-needed resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment," Francis told LifeSiteNews.

Francis’s organization is one of five groups of physicians that, collectively, represent over 30,000 doctors and medical professionals who are condemning ACOG’s representation of abortion as essential health care.

The coalition of medical groups said in a statement:
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 07:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OK, show me a "liberal" position that is responsible.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  She's not saying the abortions should not occur. Just not now. If some of the abortions are weeks or months post birth there's going to be some bad optics.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||


Kentucky governor admonishes 'coronavirus party' after attendee tests positive
[Washington Examiner] GOP Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said that someone who attended a "coronavirus party" is among the 163 people in his state who have tested positive for the contagion.

The governor denounced the so-called parties in a Tuesday news conference. Beshear didn’t identify in which county the case was but said that the gathering comprised people in their 20s.

"This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself," Beshear said. "Because anyone who goes to something like this may think that they are indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt."

"We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents," he continued. "Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that can kill other people. We ought to be much better than that."

"We simply can’t have folks that are doing things like this," he added.

The United States experienced its 50,000th case of the flu-like virus on Tuesday and also saw the first death of someone under 18 years old. As of Tuesday evening, more than 53,000 people in the U.S. have tested positive for the virus, and 696 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 07:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hey, nicely done a**holes! No chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine or respirators for yoooz.

Difficult decision? No, not at all.

Who's next ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  But he'll suck up to anti vaxxers because celebrity.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||


MyPillow Making Face Masks for Hospitals During Coronavirus Pandemic
[Brietbart] MyPillow, the Minnesota manufacturer of specialty pillows, linens, and other household products, said that it is answering the call for more face masks as the country continues to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic.

The company announced Tuesday on Twitter that it is making face masks for hospitals across the country. MyPillow joins a growing list of private companies pitching in to address the shortage of face masks that U.S. healthcare professionals are facing as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.

It remains unclear what kind of face mask MyPillow is making. Healthcare professionals are asking for the N95 respirator mask, which are in short supply around the country. The N95 face mask provides a more snug fit than other kinds of surgical masks, providing better protection from airborne pathogens.

A MyPillow spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Companies including 3M and Honeywell are set to manufacture millions of additional N95 respirator masks to protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who are treating patients with coronavirus. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said his company will donate millions of face masks to the U.S. and Europe.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 07:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The type of response one might expect from Mike Lindell.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and with the world's finest Giza cotton to boot!
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe Mike Rowe had an interview the other day in which he said "we’re going to see what capitalism is really all about" and talked about how corporations can do what governments can't.

Found the url
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Go back and check all the companies that quickly switched from consumer products to making war materials in 1942. It's interesting to see whose name is on some of those combat items.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Singer! Wish I had a Singer 1911.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/25/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||

#6  I used to have a WW2 Vibroplex morse code key made by Lionel Corp, that made model trains.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/25/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#7  'Merica!

So Apple has some million N95s laying about? Sitting around in a chinese warehouse?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Biden recalled just now how he was there when Apple produced the Enigma machine that broke the Nazi code embedded in General Lee's cigars at Antietam Creek
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  My concern is that the bureaurats will use this as an excuse by making the perfect the enemy of the good.

If mask A is the best but mask B is 80% as good and you can get masks B faster............
Posted by: AlanC || 03/25/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Never could get beyond 31 wpm in the classroom, but I killed my first deer with a surplus Smith Corona 30.06
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 15:34 Comments || Top||


Coronaplague Roundup
Would love is not a deadline, it’s a wish.
Trump Calls for American Independence Agenda to Defeat Coronavirus
[BREITBART] President Trump is calling for Republicans and Democrats to unite behind his American independence agenda to defeat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague).

...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...

During a Tuesday presser, Trump detailed the "critical" need for American independence in manufacturing, the energy sector, and territorially at the nation’s borders to stop the coronavirus crisis:

We should never be reliant on a foreign country for the means of our own survival. I think we’ve learned a lot. This crisis has underscored just how critical it is to have strong borders and a robust manufacturing sector. For three years, we’ve embarked on a great national project to secure our immigration system and bring back our manufacturing jobs. We’ve brought back many jobs, record numbers of jobs, and this really shows, this experience shows how important borders are. Without borders, you don’t have a nation. [Emphasis added]

Trump said his agenda to fighting the coronavirus and lifting the United States out of a state of globalist dependency includes manufacturing pharmaceuticals and essential supplies and equipment in America, made by American workers.

"Our goal for the future must be to have American medicine for American patients, American supplies for American hospitals, and American equipment for our great American heroes," Trump said. "Now both parties must unite to ensure America is truly an independent nation in every sense of the word."

"Energy independence, we’ve established it, something incredible we’ve established ... manufacturing independence, economic independence, and territorial independence enforced by strong, sovereign borders," Trump continued.

Italy Daily Death Toll Rises Again, 743 Dead in 24 Hours
[BREITBART] In the last 24 hours, 743 people have died in Italia from the Chinese coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
, bringing the nation’s total corpse count from the virus to 6,820 on Tuesday, up from 6,077 on Monday ‐ an increase of 12.2 percent in one day.

Newly released data from Italia’s Civil Protection revealed that the country’s corpse count has gone from 6,077 deaths on Monday to 6,820 on Tuesday, as well as from 63,919 confirmed cases on Monday to 69,176 on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Italia had seen its worst day yet, losing a total of 793 people in a single day to the virus that originated in Wuhan, China, with Sunday and Monday’s corpse counts (651 and 601) seeming to decline, only to spike back up on Tuesday.

The head of Italia’s Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli noted that he is focusing on the number of asymptomatic people infected with the coronavirus.

"Some speculate more [are asymptomatic], some less," said Borrelli in an interview with La Reppublica. "It is an empirical data, but for example, among my collaborators there are absolutely three people infected that are asymptomatic."

On Sunday, it was reported that twelve members of Borrelli’s Civil Protection in Rome were infected with the coronavirus.

Moreover, among those infected with the Wuhan virus in Italia, 4,824 are healthcare professionals ‐ meaning that roughly one in ten of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Italia are people who work in hospitals.






New York coronavirus ‘curve is actually increasing,' state may need 140K hospital beds, Cuomo warns

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with megadoses of intravenous Vitamin C

FDA shuts down at-home tests for COVID-19
Proving again that they are part of the problem, not part of the solution, the FDA on March 21 shut down the at-home tests for COVID-19 that had been developed by several companies. (A few days ago, they inhibited the use of the successful drug chloroquine for use against COVID-19.)

Oxford Study: Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population-- which implies their fatality rate is likely far lower than < 0.001

Posted by: Fred || 03/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [588 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Overall Percentage of Deaths World Wide 22.39% of Those Infected

Overall Percentage of Deaths Under Trump 1.4% of Those Infected

Phenomenal. No wonder MSM is going nuts against Trump.
Posted by: Marilyn Uloling5420 || 03/25/2020 4:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Overall Percentage of Deaths World Wide 22.39% of Those Infected

Source?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 5:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "Overall Percentage of Deaths World Wide 22.39% of Those Infected"

Huh?
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 5:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Worldwide cases 423,670 deaths 18,923 = 22.38915605347989‬%
United States cases 55,330 deaths 804 = 1.453099584312308%
Posted by: Marilyn Uloling5420 || 03/25/2020 5:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Link

Updates frequently.
Posted by: Marilyn Uloling5420 || 03/25/2020 5:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Marilyn, darling, use a pocket calculator: 18,923/423,670 < 5%.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 5:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Ummm that is NOT how percentage calculations work... please call your math teacher.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 5:48 Comments || Top||

#8  oh
Posted by: Marilyn Uloling5420 || 03/25/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Divide deaths by cases.

U.S. currently has a death rate of approx. 1.5%
Germany has 0.5%

In NOT overwhelmed health systems, percentages will align in the next weeks.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 5:55 Comments || Top||

#10  Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population, experts believe

Better link than FTs and this correlates with my experience.

Fatality rate lower than Flu... Transmit-ability rate much higher though
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/25/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#11  That's complete BS

https://www.icelandreview.com/society/icelands-extensive-covid-19-screenings-indicate-virus-is-not-yet-widespread/
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 6:01 Comments || Top||

#12  ^We have to distinguish between severe cases and positive test results, EC. I'd expect the test to have a lot of false-positive (probably responds to any coronavirus not just Covid).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 6:05 Comments || Top||

#13  Germany does a lot of testing and results still overwhelmingly come up negative.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#14  Iceland's numbers are very high but this is due to extensive testing, which means the results are much closer to the REAL infection rate.

That's why rates in countries like the U.S. sare shooting up. The real numbers are indeed higher, but this also mans the death rates will fall.

But no, not half of Britain's population already had it.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 6:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Britain announces Prince Charles has tested positive for Covid-19.

Camilla has tested positive for hoof-and-mouth
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#16  ^For some reason that leaves me completely indifferent.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#17  in USA yesterday

about 10k new cases, a slight decrease from the previous day

about 130 deaths, a slight increase from the previous day

NY State accounts for about half of all cases and about 35% of all deaths in USA.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#18  "I would love to have the country opened up and raring to go by Easter."

I expect the media will have fun with that, but I ask you: Would any sane person not like to see the country 'opened up' by Easter?

"Sane", so Dems and Never-Trumpers not included.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#19  Trump's approval rate is soaring because he's shown himself to be sensible, relatively calm, optimistic and flexible: exactly what's required of a leader in such times.

Gallup just posted results of their latest poll: 60% of the public support his handling of the COVID-19 challenge. All the other polls are showing the same change in public opinion. The media's lies and slander are backfiring on them, big time.

Pelosi has just completely folded. I'll bet this happened in part because a goodly portion of that 60% -- the real number of Trump supporters is probably slightly higher - gave Pelosi and the Democratic obstructionists an earful on Monday.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#20  No expert I, but I have had a lot of Luck utilizing a denominator. Just a thought.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/25/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#21  I'm afraid Easter is not a realistic deadline.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#22  EC, Easter is not a deadline it is a goal or wish.

It is a target to motivate the effort.

It's thinking positively.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/25/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#23  He's not a contractor, EC. His #1 job is the same priority that Reagan had in 1981 and that FDR and Churchill: to project optimism, to show relentless focus and positive energy, and to inspire hope.

He's trying to shift the narrative away from panic, despair and endless gloom toward a cautious optimism that we can pursue the dual-track approach that he and Gov. Cuomo are both beginning to recommend.

The man is doing exactly what should be done. Bless him.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#24  Thinking positively is fine, but thinking unrealistically isn't. Even the Chinese with their radical measures didn't bring it down that fast.

OTOH I don't complain. One of our major U.S. clients paid his bill today.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#25  No, but it's a hopeful one EC. I believe the hope is that the serious caseload will be declining by then. Plus we may have a treatment or two in circulation.

Probably other factors as well, but yes Mr. Trump will be excoriated for this statement as he was for shutting down travel to/from China in late January.

He's like any good leader should be, offer hope with actions never deviating from the path in fulfilling that hope.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#26  I get that but late April would have been a better statement as Easter will fly in his face. It's just not possible to bring down the numbers that fast. They will still be increasing although hopefully much slower.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 8:23 Comments || Top||

#27  With warmer weather and increasing spring sunlight. In Minnesota tomorrow will be 3 minutes 11 seconds longer. Maybe a touch of UV disinfectant will help.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#28  Oh pls EC lighten up. The man obviously chose to inject a wee bit of humor by recalling the Resurrection. Everyone gets it.

That sourpuss, prissy literal-mindedness you're recommending is exactly what this nation hated so much about Ronald Reagan's predecessor: "A crisis of confidence... in our nation... malaise..."

Trump is pulling another Reagan act. The press absolutely hated Reagan - until they saw how popular he was. The same thing is starting to happen now with DJT.

Get used to it. He's going to be re-elected.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#29  Warmer weather might slow down the growth a bit but don't count on it. Numbers in Thailand are going up and it's freaking hot there now.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#30  ^Depends on that extended chloroquine trials have shown, and - provided the results are positive - how much USA has/can produce in a hurry.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#31  Ooops, #30 refers to #26
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#32  Many things can happen this summer.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#33  Maybe he's thinking Orthodox Easter. It's a week later than the western one.
Posted by: m || 03/25/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#34  Re the topmost tweet: If things are no worse, or actually improving in three weeks, there's no way the current measures will be tolerated for much additional time after that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#35  We need the economy going to pay for all this, too.

Can't pay taxes if you're sitting at home.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#36  Big metropolitan areas are very dense in population so they are not very robust when it comes to epidemics, natural disasters, manmade disasters. Concentrations of populations of species move around to compensate.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/25/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#37  There are people who don't want this to ever end. They are avidly self identifying.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#38  Spain reported in for today:

cases up by over 5500 to over 47.5k
deaths up by over 440 to over 3.4k

over 3000 people in ICU

horrible

but the increases were not as great as yesterday's and there was a jump in recoveries (to 1.6k);

which may mean an inflection or it might mean that the counting infrastructure is getting less accurate or just a phenomenon of the way the reporting gets done
Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#39  but the increases were not as great as yesterday's

But, if you have 3000 ICU occupied, how many are left for new cases?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#40  grom

good question; hospitals in USA are working to ramp up ICU by various means, including making new temporary units or by converting physical therapy spaces into ICU



probably they do this in Israel also
Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

#41  ^Yea, IMI, but it'll take them several months.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 17:03 Comments || Top||

#42  Mods:

You may wish to include this "nugget" of hope:

NY doctor has remarkable results with HCQ – 500 patients, zero hospitalizations…

Citizen's Free Press - when you've had enough of Drudge...
Thanks for posting. It will appear in tomorrow's Burg, with appropriate crediting.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 03/25/2020 17:25 Comments || Top||

#43  I was talking to a woman here today on the phone. She has Sjogren's disease, a autoimmune disorder, and she takes hydroxychloroquine for Sjogrens. It is also used for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

The point is, that there ought to be a good supply of this medicine in the U.S. Saw where a doctor in Kansas (Kansas State University) is using coronavirus.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/25/2020 18:07 Comments || Top||

#44  #43 JQC there is a logical fault in your argument. They have enough, assuming steady supply flow, for people who needed it until now. There is something of an ethical conundrum about taking it from people like your correspondent and giving it to corona-patients. Don't you agree? So, you need to assure an increased supply.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 18:25 Comments || Top||

#45  My friend has Sjogren's, they don’t have enough, she can’t get her needed prescription filled and they don’t know when she will be able to refill it.

She blames Trump fo opening his mouth. She hates him.
Posted by: Klem Kadiddlehopper || 03/25/2020 18:33 Comments || Top||

#46  She blames Trump fo opening his mouth. She hates him.

Perhaps she should hate the CCP? If it was a vaccine she needed, but also hundreds of thousands others needed it, would it be Orange Man Bad as well? Pretty self-serving when you get down to it?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||

#47  There is, apparently, a current shortage of both of the quinine based drugs(worse shortage of the hydroxychloroquine in the USA.

This despite the big donation by Bayer. Other companies e.g., Mylan, Sandoz, Watson, Teva) have started to ramp up production. I don't have a handle on delivery schedule.

One of the problems is that it takes many dosages to complete the therapy. So, say, 1 million pills would only treat, say, 80,000 patients who have the disease. In addition, the experimental treatment requires other drugs which may be in short supply.

Another issue is that the dosage needed for prophylactic benefit is unknown and you need to give the pills to the front line health care people to avoid them contracting the disease (many health care workers have gotten the disease, some have died).

Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 19:43 Comments || Top||

#48  Also, over 360k tests have now been done in the USA for the virus; about 100k beginning Sunday last.

Not sure the expected false Pos and false Neg. Also some people have had to be tested multiple times so the number of people tested will be fewer than 360k.
Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 19:55 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Kid Who Licked Toilet for Social Media Challenge is Diagnosed with Chinese Coronavirus
A young man who licked a toilet for the coronavirus challenge, a dangerous social media stunt that has gone viral in recent days, has announced that he has been diagnosed with the disease.

Before:


After:


A kid who licked toilets as part of the #CoronaVirusChallenge says he's now in the hospital with coronavirus. @gayshawnmendes was also just suspended from twitter



Kentucky Resident Attends 'Coronavirus Party,' Contracts It
[BREITBART] A Kentucky resident has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
after attending a "coronavirus party," Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced on Tuesday.
Beshear said at a press briefing that the individual recently attended a gathering of adults in their 20s but stopped short of naming which country they are from.

"I guess thinking they were invincible flaunting the mass gathering prohibition," Beshear judged. "This is something that no one should be doing across the commonwealth.

"We all owe each other a duty to protect each other," the governor added. "And we simply can’t have folks that are doing things like this."

As of Tuesday, Kentucky has confirmed 163 cases of the illness, and four people have died.

"This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself," the governor continued. "Because anyone who goes to something like this may think that they are indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt."

"We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents," he added. "Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that can kill other people. We ought to be much better than that."

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#1  All good.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Building herd immunity, one stupid act at a time.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 1:04 Comments || Top||

#3  "Gayshawnmendes"?
Is that 2 words or 3?
Thinking 2, as in ghetto-gentry a la "GaYshawn Mendes"
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 1:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Promoting herd immunity.
Self-isolated.
Documented the case appropriately and helped us improve our data quality.

= hero of The Woke Union.
The comrade deserves an Order of The Greta.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 1:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Do I have to say it?

Play stupid games, Win stupid prizes.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/25/2020 1:24 Comments || Top||

#6  A pity having to waste limited resources on such "people".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 3:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Was there a run on Tide pods too at the stores?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 7:16 Comments || Top||

#8  How's my ass taste now, buddy?
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#9  He's very lucky if Chinese virus disease is all he got from this stunt.

The Hepatitis alphabet soup, kidney destroying E coli, salmonella, syphilis, gonorrhea, salmonella, Noro virus etc come to mind.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 03/25/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Somewhere Darwin smiles
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#11  Anybody wanna bet that this imbecile learns an Important Life Lesson from his stupid stunt and its natural consequences? Didn't think so...

Life is difficult. And it's a LOT more difficult when you're a clueless, farking idiot.
Posted by: Dave D. || 03/25/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#12  Fat, dumb and listening to "social media influencers" is no way to go through life, son...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#13  As I said to my wife on the way to work, "It's one thing to not be frightened of this thing; on the other side of the coin don't be fuggn stupid."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#14  I doubt that's absolutely the worst thing @gayshawnmendes has licked
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#15  "Too stupid to live" really should be a valid diagnosis. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 03/25/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#16  I doubt that's absolutely the worst thing @gayshawnmendes has licked

Just like kissing his last date goodnight.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||


Knees in the Breeze over Palatka, FL (short video)
Billy and Bill: These colors don’t run.
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#1  They kept their social distance.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you. Thanking them.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Pardon my ignorance of country music but who is the artist who performs that song?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/25/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I am just a city boy but I know good music when I hear it and that is good music.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/25/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Pretty sure its 'VanZant - These Color's Don't Run' from their Album My Kind Of Country.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Number of positive COVID-19 reached 76 cases in Afghanistan
[TWITTER]
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Africa North
Egyptian lawmaker drafted a new law that would put singers behind bars for talking dirty
Drafting laws is easy — passing laws is hard
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1 
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Gonna put you in a coma with some dirty love...
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 7:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Evergreen: George Carlin's Seven Words You Can't Say(Youtube)...
Posted by: magpie || 03/25/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: 3dc || 03/25/2020 16:57 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Man who died on bus in China tests positive for ‘hantavirus’
[NYPOST] A passenger who died on a bus in China has tested positive for a completely different virus than COVID-19 ‐ one more fatal that often produces very similar symptoms, according to state-run media.

The unidentified victim from Yunnan province died while on a chartered bus heading to his workplace in Shandong province, the state-run Global Times announced in a tweet Monday.

"He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested," the outlet stated, offering no further details.

The suggestion of a new virus starting just as China starts lifting its strict quarantines from COVID-19, which originated in the Asian nation, sparked panic among many on social media, with #hantavirus trending.
What doesn't spark panic among many on social media?
However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
experts were quick to point out that it is not a new virus ‐ and has only rarely thought to have been passed between humans.

"The #Hantavirus first emerged in 1950s in the American-Korean war in Korea (Hantan river). It spreads from rat/mice if humans ingest their body fluids. Human-human transmission is rare," Swedish scientist Dr. Sumaiya Sheikh tweeted.

"Please do not panic, unless you plan to eat rats," she stressed.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said hantavirus is rare ‐ but put the death rate at 38 percent.
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#1  So, now we'll have an another virus outbreak coming from China?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 3:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Nah, we live with it in the four corners area of the States, just like the Black Plague.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  It spreads from rat/mice if humans ingest their body fluids.

"Please do not panic, unless you plan to eat rats,"

See 'Three Squeaks.'
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 03/25/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  It is pretty nasty, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#6  And no petting the Prairie Dogs, P2k.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/25/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Not to be confused with your Hentai-virus, g(r)...
Smile. Relax
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

#8  ^😢
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Got it all over the place in Colorado. Just wear gloves and a dust mask/goggles if you have to clean up rodent droppings and you are fine.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/25/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#10  "Please do not panic, unless you plan to eat rats," she stressed.

No problem.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/25/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#11  Demolition Man
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#12  "Please do not panic, unless you plan to eat rats," she stressed.

Ah crap here we go.

And dammit all, Demolition Man was supposed to be a comedy, not an instructional film. Eating rats, no toilet paper, legal fines for using unapproved words, sex is from 6 feet away, criminals being unleashed by the government, small and medium restaurants may not recover leaving Taco Bell...what am I missing here?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Stallone the prophet.
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 13:11 Comments || Top||

#14  "Andrei Wang, you've accidentally released *another* pandemic virus?"

Unless you plan on eating rats? This your first Apocalypse, girl?

Actually you don't need to eat the rodents. IIRC, we had some hantavirus in the American southwest from exposure to infected mouse pee. That's what " It spreads from rat/mice if humans ingest their body fluids" means.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#15  Hanta virus is a problem when restoring old autos from the southwest.
If you see rat dropping in that car you want to restore... get in a bio suit to clean it before you restore.
Posted by: 3dc || 03/25/2020 17:19 Comments || Top||

#16  spray with bleach and wear a mask (if you can find one) any time cleaning out unoccupied cabins, rustic areas as well....
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 18:41 Comments || Top||


China's bungled coronavirus response threatens 'Belt and Road' foreign influence initiative
[WashingtonExaminer] China’s status as the birthplace of the coronavirus pandemic could turn the public health crisis into a disaster for "Belt and Road," the international infrastructure initiative at the center of the communist power’s foreign policy strategy.

"This pandemic is reminding us that connectivity doesn't just carry good and nice things but also illicit and deadly things," Jonathan Hillman, a senior Asia analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the Washington Examiner. "The Belt and Road was already shrinking and running into problems in certain places. And I think this is really going to put the brakes on it."

That’s a gloomy forecast for Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader who launched the "Belt and Road" initiative in 2013. American officials warn that the initiative's overseas infrastructure loans are "predatory," noting that China already has gained sovereignty over a strategically significant foreign port by calling in the debt. China’s cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak, combined with the way Beijing pressured allies to maintain travel ties with China as the crisis raged, could make the "Belt and Road" initiative even less attractive.

"Instead of 'Belt and Road,' it's 'Plague and Road,'" the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin told the Washington Examiner.

The province of Hubei is a headwater of the "Belt and Road" initiative. The regional government boasts of 40 projects in "countries and regions involved in 'Belt and Road’ Initiative," along with sky-high levels of international travel. "Wuhan, Hubei's capital, boasts 59 international and regional direct air lines by June of 2018, as well as became central China’s unique city giving foreigners direct access without a travel permit or prior notice," according to the Hubei government.

The new contagion emerged in Wuhan, reportedly as early as November. Italy and Iran reached crisis levels of coronavirus-stricken patients before any other country outside of China. Both countries had joined the "Belt and Road" initiative, which reinforced strong preexisting economic ties.

"Just as we were able to identify Western trade routes because of syphilis, we can now identify just how deep the Chinese trade routes are because of this," Rubin said.

European Union officials are hesitant to join a diplomatic dispute with China at this point.
Hand wringers gotta wring their hands.
"We have to try to keep unity here," Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s ambassador to the United States, told reporters last week. "I am concerned that politics in times of crisis can always come in and creep in and play a role. And sometimes, that role is not always the best one in terms of ensuring that we can bring our best minds, our best scientists, our best practices together to fight this, and our best instincts of solidarity."

Such a cooperative spirit might not save the "Belt and Road" initiative, analysts say, given that many of the projects were put on hold when China locked down Hubei province. Furthermore, China uses infrastructure projects as a way to purchase influence while creating jobs for Chinese workers, because Chinese state-owned companies bring in the migrant labor force rather than hire from the local population. And so, the "Belt and Road" initiative is even more vulnerable to coronavirus setbacks, given the possibility that foreign populations will grow suspicious of the migrant workers.

"In some of these places, there is already animosity over large numbers of foreign workers, and that would be true if they were from any country, for any foreign worker," Hillman said. "Some of the resentment is already there, and so you layer this on top of that, and that makes it potentially more toxic. And that is a risk."
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Ooops! I forgot to click on the Tomorrow button. Sorry.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/24/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#2  rolled over
Posted by: Frank G || 03/24/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Something, marginally, pertinent.

SCIENCE CHINA Mathematics is a monthly peer-reviewed mathematical journal founded in 1952. The subject areas include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, optimization, probability theory, and statistics.
SCIENCE CHINA Mathematics is pleased to announce new articles published in our Special Topic on Mathematical Biology (Guest Editors: Yuan Lou, Lei Zhang, Pingwen Zhang).

Five articles, including two review papers and three research articles, are included in this special topic. We believe these articles demonstrate the state of research and ever-increasing of the field in the understanding and solution of challenging problems arising in the area of Mathematical Biology, as well as the need for continuing research. We hope you enjoy exploring articles in this special topic below.

Evolutionary dynamics of cancer: From epigenetic regulation to cell population dynamics---mathematical model framework, applications, and open problems
Jinzhi Lei
Sci China Math, 2020, 63(3): 411-424

Noise control and utility: From regulatory network to spatial patterning
Qing Nie, Lingxia Qiao, Yuchi Qiu, Lei Zhang & Wei Zhao
Sci China Math, 2020, 63(3): 425-440

Populations with individual variation in dispersal in heterogeneous environments: Dynamics and competition with simply diffusing populations
Robert Stephen Cantrell, Chris Cosner & Xiao Yu
Sci China Math, 2020, 63(3): 441-464

Mathematical modeling of cancer treatment with radiation and PD-L1 inhibitor
Xiulan Lai & Avner Friedman
Sci China Math, 2020, 63(3): 465-484

Exact distributions for stochastic models of gene expression with arbitrary regulation
Zihao Wang, Zhenquan Zhang & Tianshou Zhou
Sci China Math, 2020, 63(3): 485-500

Related publications
Detecting direct associations in a network by information theoretic approaches
Jifan Shi, Juan Zhao, Tiejun Li & Luonan Chen
Sci China Math, 2019, 62(5): 823-838

Data-based prediction and causality inference of nonlinear dynamics
Huanfei Ma, Siyang Leng & Luonan Chen
Sci China Math, 2018, 61(3): 403-420

SCIENCE CHINA Mathematics

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 5:42 Comments || Top||

#4  In early May 1917, Chinese police in their national uniforms started patrolling streets in Milan and Rome alongside Italian cops. The plan was a way to help the increasing number of Chinese tourists flocking to Italy, and to calm fears after the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. In fact, the street cop program is the first phase in a multi-tiered effort to combat a surge in gang violence among rival Chinese communities in Rome, Milan, and Prato, which is near Florence.

“The agreement is a unique approach to a growing concern for travelers’ safety,” Rome’s deputy police chief, Giovanni Battista Scali, told The Daily Beast. “But it also allows Italian law enforcement to learn more about the dark side of the Chinese community.”
Posted by: b || 03/25/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 1917???
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#6  The disease has set up shop in the host, for sure. Game almost over for the host.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/25/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Belch and FOAD.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Unless the Chinese were helping dig holes in the Dolomites, probably 2017.

"China is here, Mr. Burton."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Correct DB article from 2016, updated 2017
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 10:29 Comments || Top||

#10  What M. Murcek said. Time to show the Chinamen to the door.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/25/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Russian Arrested for Allegedly Running Online Platform Trading in Stolen Info
Break his arms and fingers
[Times of San Diego] A suspected Russian hacker who allegedly ran an online platform where hackers could buy and sell stolen personal information has been arrested and is slated to be extradited to San Diego, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Kirill Victorovich Firsov, 28, was the administrator for the DEER.IO platform, which provided hackers with access to virtual stores where they could buy or sell hacked and/or compromised financial corporate data, personally identifiable information and compromised user accounts. Hackers also allegedly used DEER.IO to advertise their services.

DEER.IO has been operating since at least 2013, and provided users with a storefront for 800 rubles ‐ or about $12.50 ‐ per month, according to prosecutors. The platform was advertised as having more than 24,000 active shops, with sales exceeding $17 million.

Prosecutors say law enforcement was unable to find a single legitimate business advertising its services or products on DEER.IO.

FBI agents arrested Firsov on March 7 in New York City. He is charged with unauthorized solicitation of access devices and is slated to appear in San Diego federal court on April 16.

The DEER.IO platform has since been shut down, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

"There is a robust underground market for hacked stolen information, and this was a novel way to try to market it to criminals hoping not to get caught," U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said. "Hackers are a threat to our economy, and our privacy and national security, and cannot be tolerated."

According to a criminal complaint, the FBI purchased around 1,100 gamer accounts on March 4 from a DEER.IO store for under $20 in Bitcoin, with 249 of the accounts stolen from an unidentified San Diego company that "operates interactive video gaming platforms, and sells related products and services."

The following day, the FBI purchased more than 3,500 personally identifiable information accounts from a DEER.IO store for around $700 in Bitcoin, providing them with the names, dates of birth and U.S. Social Security numbers for multiple San Diego County residents.

"DEER.IO was the largest centralized platform, which promoted and facilitated the sale of compromised social media and financial accounts, personally identifiable information and hacked computers on the internet," FBI Special Agent in Charge Omer Meisel said. "The seizure of this criminal website represents a significant step in reducing stolen data used to victimize individuals and businesses in the United States and abroad."
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#1  A suspected Russian hacker

Not clear if he's suspected of being a Russian, or of being a hacker.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 16:41 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Coronavirus outbreak prompts new restrictions on alcohol sales in WA bottle shops
Alcohol sales have been restricted across Western Australia to prevent panic buying and stop excess drinking during the coronavirus outbreak, with limitations on how much bottle shops can sell to patrons introduced.

Under the new restrictions which came into force this morning, daily limits restrict people to purchasing the following:

three bottles of wine
one carton of beer, cider or pre-mix spirits
one litre of spirits
one litre of fortified wine
But people will be able to purchase across two of those categories under the rules, which will come into force at 10:00am.

That means people would still be able to buy a carton of beer and three bottles of wine per day, for example.

A litre of spirits and a carton of beer would also be permissible.
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#1  It's for sanitizing, not drinking; sales must continue....
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/25/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Meanwhile, in Texas... they still have drive thru liquor stores, and now allow restaurants to deliver beer (draft beer too!) and booze, right to your door.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 03/25/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#3  So Texas has gone full Wisconsin M.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#4  That means people would still be able to buy a carton of beer and three bottles of wine per day, for example.

What's too drink for lunch?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/25/2020 23:26 Comments || Top||


Economy
BREAKING: Senate, White House Strike Deal On $2 Trillion Stimulus Spending Bill
Daily wire via Instapundit
White House and Senate leaders reportedly struck a deal during the early morning hours on Wednesday over a $2 trillion stimulus bill to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

"The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced the far-reaching measure," CNN reported.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 04:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I didn't like it when Obama passed his 'stimulus' in 2009 ('cuz it didn't do shit other than to give 500 or so state hacks easy jobs at Mass. Highway from what I saw), and I don't like this one either.
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Ditto #1.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/25/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Did they ban stock buybacks? Not to mention the Green Peel BS.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  They next bill should be the "how the hell are we going to pay off the trillions" bill.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh - the House still needs to pass this one (right?), so there's still a chance it will die. At least we got that going for us...
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#6  The House supposedly led by the Living Dead.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/25/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Pelosi's bill included $100 million for NASA. For their COVID ... something.

Full Text of Pelosi Bill
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#8  This makes me a bit jumpy, and I'm only considering the chance of inflation. Consider the cost of replacing shelf items the same as what the sale price was, destroying all the profit generated by that sale.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 15:38 Comments || Top||

#9  "how the hell are we going to pay off the trillions"

Let's start with a 10% excise tax on the gross income of all "fire in the crowded theater" major Legacy Infotainment Enterprises.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 15:59 Comments || Top||

#10  #9

Take every dime from university endowments.

Collectivize the assets of every socialist/communist.

Give the social media behemoths 15 days to start treating everyone that uses their platforms equally, then nationalize them and sell the assets to right leaning individuals/entities if they fail to do so.

It's long past time for the Right to do a Rahm Emmanuel.

Posted by: charger || 03/25/2020 16:43 Comments || Top||


Portland Exotic Dancers Pivot To Food Delivery As Strip Clubs Forced To Close
May not be suitable for office or family.
[Zero] Who says we can't adapt and pull together in times of crisis, right?

Certainly that's the feeling in Portland, where strippers are now delivering food after the Lucky Devil Lounge was forced to close down. However, the same order that shut down their strip club does not prohibit food delivery, and that has some exotic dancers making a pivot to a model they're calling "Boober Eats".
"I'll just put this down by this pole over here"
The new home delivery service where scantily clad strippers deliver your hot food started as a joke, according to Oregon Live. Then, the free market went to work. Demand surged, people posted about it on social media and a cash cow was born.

The report says that while the rest of Portland was hoarding toilet paper, Shon Boulden, the creator of Boober Eats, was buying out one local store's stock of pasties.
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#1  Ain't America great?
Can-do spirit. Entrepreneurial drive. Wankee er Yankee ingenuity.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Does a delivery includes, ahem?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 3:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Just as long as they leave big tips!
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Let the buns puns flow.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#5  What a Can-Can do spirit! Such a stimulus for the working girls.
Posted by: Warthog || 03/25/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  *Snort* The "feel good" story of the day?
Posted by: magpie || 03/25/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#7  ... but ... I'm all out of $1 bills!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/25/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India's prime minister orders lockdown of country of 1.3 billion people for 21 days
[Bloomberg] India will begin the world’s largest lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address Tuesday night, warning that anyone going outside risked inviting the coronavirus inside their homes, and pledging $2 billion to bolster the country’s beleaguered health care system.

"To save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes," Modi said, adding that if the country failed to manage the next 21 days, it could be set back by 21 years.

India’s stay-at-home order puts nearly one-fifth of the world’s population under lockdown.

Indian health officials have reported 469 active cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and 10 deaths. Officials have repeatedly insisted there is no evidence yet of communal spread but have conducted relatively scant testing for the disease.

In recent days, India has been gradually expanding stay-at-home orders and has banned international and domestic flights and suspended passenger service on its extensive rail system.

Essential service providers, including hospitals, police and media had been exempted from the stay-in-place orders, and many grocery stores and pharmacies remained open.

Modi called Tuesday’s order a "total lockdown" and did not address whether any service providers would be exempt, but said that "all steps have been taken by central and state government to ensure supply of essential items."
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 03/25/2020 08:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder how Dron is faring?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 03/25/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#2  A 20 billion+ US dollar aid package is being prepared by the Indian Government. It will see direct payments into the bank accounts of 100 million poor and to businesses affected by the lockdown. The Indian Government has also ordered the development of ICU ventilators "on a war footing". The Indian Defense Research Agency is repurposing flow sensors and pumps used in aerospace applications to ventilator use. Both large public sector and private companies being roped in. Other companies have been instructed to shift production towards medical personal protection equipment like gloves, masks and gowns. Exports of drugs used to treat Covid-19 has been banned, with production ramped up. Other Indian companies have begun vaccine production and preliminary trials. https://i.imgur.com/gN2mwl5.jpg
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 14:27 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Just like Pakistain is doing

/Just kidding
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Pakistan used the occasion of a South Asian Leaders teleconference on the Wuhan Coronavirus to bring up the issue of Kashmir. SMH
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 So, there won't be a shortage of Hydroxychloroquine in USA?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ No shortage, but your Angle Fish may have a visibility problem.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

#7  ^Lost me Besoeker.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

#8  The same drug is used to clean fish tanks. Two darwin award laureates took a dose equivalent to several grams and have departed this earth
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#9  "India will continue to supply pharmaceuticals to Israel despite the ban on drug exports. The ban was lifted following a special request by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 16:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Golda Meir sent arms to India during the 1971 war and Israel shipped PGMs and artillery shells from its own war stocks to India during the 1999 Kargil war so Netanyahu can call in the favor.
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#11  And we'll continue to supply you with humanitarian staff too. Not being facetious: when you have Muslims for neighbors, the staff we supply IS humanitarian.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#12  LOL
Posted by: John Frum || 03/25/2020 16:53 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus in India: Govt bans export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 08:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From another article in the same source:
The antiviral effects of chloroquine were described in a research paper published in The Lancet in 2003. Chloroquine exerts direct antiviral effects, inhibiting pH-dependent steps of the replication of several viruses, including members of the flaviviruses, retroviruses and coronaviruses,’ it noted.

Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in a lab setting, but a further study concluded that hydroxychloroquine was more potent than chloroquine, with a more tolerable safety profile. It has been used to study several viral infections, including Ebola, influenza and dengue. But several studies noted that meaningful action requires a large dose of the drug inside the cells, and it can increase toxicity, which is a key concern when using both the drugs.
[emphasis added]
India Today Article
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Hoarders!
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
No outdoor sport, no walks as Israel set to impose tighter coronavirus lockdown
[YNet] - Israelis would be banned from moving more than 100 meters away from their homes; new restrictions would also be in effect for take aways but not deliveries; public transportation also to be drastically scaled back, leaving single-occupant only cabs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 03:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Interestingly, I look from my balcony (I don't smoke IN the house), and see no evidence of such closure. In fact, the three construction jobs* around my house are going full tilt.

*Tama 38 is an Israeli national outline construction plan aimed for existing residential buildings that are in risk of being severely damaged on an earthquake. The Israeli national construction earthquake standard named 413 standard took place only on construction projects that were built from 1980.
It's been abolished because the augmented buildings are not (speaking mildly) as good new buildings - I've flooding every winter etc...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

#2  100 meters? How would you shop for groceries?
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Told you, nobody seems to give a damn - we're going to be new Italy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 6:02 Comments || Top||

#4  How would you shop for groceries?

Have an order delivered, like Brötchen hung on the front doorknob.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/25/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh TW, you haven't been in Germany for a long time methinks.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

#6  It’s true, dear European Conservative — we left our pretty house in Bad Soden am Taunus in 1995, though we did come back to visit in 2010 for the publication party of the English translation of my grandmother’s war memoir, courtesy of the Landkreis Wesermarsch Frauenbüro. In 2010 I was mostly shocked by the number of cars on the Autobahn and the traffic jams due to construction almost the entire length from Frankfurt to Hildesheim, leaving no time to look for bread rolls.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/25/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Today we have "Backshops" with Brötchen that have no taste.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/25/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#8  TW where could we find this? (my grandmother’s war memoir)
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/25/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Amazon lists it here as currently unavailable, Woodrow, the 14th volume of the Frauen in der Wesermarsch (Lower Saxony) series. My grandmother and a number of female relations also feature in volume 6, in the section on how Jewish women coped under the Nazis.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/25/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#10  If all you want is the words without all the bells and whistles, Dave D. translated an earlier draft into PDF for me. If you leave your email in the O Club chatroom, I‘ll be happy to share — and O Club discussions are not archived.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/25/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||


Israel records fourth coronavirus related death
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 03:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:


#2  How do you account for the very low death rate among those identified as having the coronavirus?--something like 0.25%. What is Israel doing right?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/25/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 Lots of false positives in the tests.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
British 21-year-old with no pre-existing conditions dies from coronavirus
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 09:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Couple of possibilities:

1. There may be an underlying condition not seen
2. Potential drug contraindication missed
3. Something in the her DNA was susceptible

Comparative DNA sequencing might show something and help the cause for a vaccine
Posted by: Warthog || 03/25/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Forgot to add comparative with other cases of seemingly healthy young adults who had the same fate
Posted by: Warthog || 03/25/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm not sure we can really trust 'no pre-existing conditions' to mean anything beyond no conditions in medical records these days.
Posted by: ruprecht || 03/25/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Is/was vaping as popular in the UK as it is in the (former) Colony? [causes lung damage]
Posted by: Bobby || 03/25/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe she had leukemia or some other disease nationalized medicine doesn't test for until the autopsy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm of divided opinion on this news item.

On one hand, I've a 14 years old son.

On the other hand, like we all, I watched these young "people" gamboling in Fort Lauderdale, licking toilet bowls, etc...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#7  ^On the third hand, I don't know anything about the girl who died, and should be ashamed of thinking that I thought.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#8  There is always the random element too.

The virus in a 1 in a 100 chance hit the lungs hard.

There could also be some protein mutation or DNA encoding that made that person extra vulnerable to this virus.

These things do happen and we do see them in diseases that normally aren't that dangerous as well.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/25/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#9  These things do happen and we do see them in diseases that normally aren't that dangerous as well.

Sure, and NYC Rimmers get strep.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#10  One data point is just noise.
(no disrespect to the deceased)
Posted by: SteveS || 03/25/2020 15:01 Comments || Top||

#11  L.A. County teen’s death may be coronavirus-related
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||


Ford Is Building Thousands of Respirators
Road & Track via Instapundit.
And, as was anticipated here at 'burg (h/t Frankie G),
it's based entirely on F-150 parts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 08:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That heater / AC blower fan should inflate lungs impressively on the Hi setting.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/25/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#2  I've got 240,000 miles on mine. As a respirator, not so much
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  That's some Apollo 13 shit right there.

Off the shelf parts. Power tool battery pack.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||

#5  You know, in a pinch...

We're just making a positive air pressure device. Put some filters over the air intake, set on low, and figure a diameter hose to attach at the outflow - doesn't need to cover the whole end, even have multiple tubes. Bet it would need a crap load of batteries always on the charger though. Unless a person could figure how to override the design and operate at the necessary reduced power consuming airflow.

Now if it could run 4+ that would justify battery juggling. If doing breathing reps instead of continuous pressure trigger-dude(tte) going to want a metronome and some good ear buds.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/25/2020 14:46 Comments || Top||


The pandemic pipeline
[Nature Biotech] - Companies are doing their best to accelerate experimental drugs and vaccines for COVID-19 through the pipeline. Each faces its own set of challenges, but all agree on the need for a radical rethink of the clinical development process for pandemics.
A survey of various techniques used in Covid-19 treatment without companies' self promotion, or jurno distortions. Major points
...batches of the mRNA vaccine could reach clinics as early as 2021. This will be too late for the current pandemic. And given that no mRNA vaccine has ever been approved, mRNA-1273 faces numerous challenges in clinical development and manufacture before it has the possibility of being made available for global immunization.

...Approved small molecules are already in use off label as adjunct therapies for critically ill patients (like Fujifilm Toyama Chemical’s favipiravir), with several other experimental drugs (like Gilead’s remesdivir) under investigation. Repurposed monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) developed against previous coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus, promise passive immunity before vaccines come online.
Somebody, probably, working on producing a batch of anti-Covid antibodies by animal immunization instead of the current primitive vampirism
...it is becoming increasingly clear that the biggest problem for drug and vaccine makers is not which therapeutic or vaccine platform to pursue. It is that conventional clinical development paths are far too lengthy and cumbersome to address the current public health threat. Several groups are now exploring how to retool the development process to find solutions.
Covid-19 might be a blessing in disguise
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 03:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The fact that the US is waking up to how much leverage the Chinese have over us in critical materials manufacture is a blessing in disguise also. Now that's a "woke" I can get behind...
Posted by: Warthog || 03/25/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ And medicine. Don't forget medicine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Covid-19 might be a blessing in disguise

And then some, people are starting to read important 1990es immunology papers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||


Israel pilots coronavirus voice-test scheme
[Ynet] - An analysis of coronavirus patients' voices could yield a "vocal fingerprint" to help detect COVID-19 symptoms in others and prioritize testing and treatment, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 00:00:PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Ex-Lebanese ministress infected with #Coronavirus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeebus did the same bondo shop Doctor work on her as Christina Fernandez?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretty much guarantees it's not a STD.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 16:21 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Elon Musk Takes Matters Into His Own Hands and Buys (Chinese) Ventilators En Masse to Donate to Hospitals
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 11:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gee, I wonder where the Clinton Foundation is distributing theirs?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

#2  ^old underwear to be used as masks?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/25/2020 13:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Panty masks.

Posted by: Skidmark || 03/25/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

#4  someone should ask Steyer and Bloomberg to cough up a few hundred million for masks or ventilators or medicine
Posted by: lord garth || 03/25/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Bingo.

Even more $ ... a sum at least equal to the amount of each bastard blew on his political vanity project. IIRC that combined sum would = ca. $1 billion
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#6  First he said he was making them himself, then a planeload of them showed up from China. I think he basically got caught and this is the backup story.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/25/2020 15:31 Comments || Top||


Networks Face Decision: How Long To Stick With Trump?
We all know the answer already - 'as little as possible'...
[AP, via Drudge] - Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later.

It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president’s now-daily briefings. Networks had been starting to hear criticism of how much time they have been showing the president answering questions live, reminiscent of a similar debate in the past about showing Trump’s campaign rallies.

Still, there’s a difference between political rallies and a White House discussion of a national emergency.
Posted by: Raj || 03/25/2020 07:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Their Chinese-connected advertisers don't like it?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/25/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Now they're stuck. See - fireside chats, FDR.

Make clear who the real enemy is, go ahead, make my day.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/25/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  They can't read the polling data?
Don't they see Trump's approval rating is soaring and that their own credibility' fallen even further?

Keep digging, maroons. You're digging your graves.
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 8:51 Comments || Top||

#4  The ratings have been three times higher than their normal fare, so it's not a $ decision, it's Trump Hate and the desire to not let his approval ratings rise further
Posted by: Frank G || 03/25/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#5  They should include Biden's livestreams to provide equal time. Laugh track is optional.
Posted by: Regular joe || 03/25/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Remember the whining about Reagan being the "Teflon President"? If the reporters could consistently make Trump look bad the subject wouldn't come up (or maybe I'm being cynical here).
Posted by: magpie || 03/25/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ (or maybe I'm being cynical realistic here).

FIFY
Posted by: Nero || 03/25/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Andrea Mitchell, MSDNC and other media whores now wetting their panties because of Trump's "skyrocketing approval among Democrats and independents"
Posted by: Lex || 03/25/2020 15:02 Comments || Top||

#9  When it comes to 'nut cutting time' he jettisons the texting, twitter, and BS and get's very serious, sober as the lead driver in a 90 car Alabama funeral.

I respect that about a man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/25/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#10  If this virus causes my demise, can I stick in an early ballot for Trump now?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/25/2020 23:31 Comments || Top||

#11  #10 Good idea.

Anyone who experiences a demise will automatically become a Dem voter.
Posted by: charger || 03/25/2020 23:59 Comments || Top||



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