[KVRR] A shooting early this morning at the Grand Forks Air Force Base left two airmen dead.
Col. Cameron Pringle says the two airmen died while in a dormitory at around 4:30 in the morning.
He would not go into details about what led up to the shooting.
The two were active-duty members of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing.
“Let me be clear: our installation is safe,” he says. “Our dormitories are safe. We shouldn’t worry about the condition of the dormitories. Our airmen are well-cared for, and they’re provided with good supervision.”
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is investigating the shooting, which officials say is an isolated incident.
Advising against a 'smart lockdown' the summary said there were an estimated 670,800 coronavirus cases in Lahore alone, adding that asymptomatic cases became the "main source of infection and local transmission" in the metropolis.https://t.co/FpUS2ZbtND
I wonder why so many cases are associated with meat packing plants. Is it because of the chilled, damp air? There have to be other businesses with similar size and worker density - why do we not hear of problems there? If temp &/or humidity play a major role, would it be an alternative explanation (to masking/lockdown) of why Israel has been more successful than Sweden (for instance?)
Perpetual crisis meets boy who cried wolf. Wolf was turned into a rug some time ago.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 12:11 Comments ||
Fauci needs an all black outfit with hoodie and Scarf Woman needs to go all black and pull that scarf up over her face to get any attention from the media while the riots are in vogue.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 14:34 Comments ||
Food supply issues occurring at this time. Tobacco products also. Frito Lay orders cut. Schmidt bread orders cut. Read Seal long cut and others back ordered for two to three weeks. Suppliers have employee truck driver call offs. Customer special orders not picked up. On and on.
Don't blow it off that way, grom. It's a reasonable question. 3dc just posted an article on an Alaskan fishing trawler with ~90% infection rate - not that different from our local chicken plant (which has had no more than 1 fatality so far in over 300 cases.) It's not 'proximity' - Princess cruise ship only managed ~20% infection rate. Local welding/manufacturing plant has negligible infections (so far) though pretty closely packed workers (but NOT much AC.) I don't claim to have answers but I do have a problem with others claiming THEY do. There's a lot we don't know, and there are plenty of clues out there if we would just allow ourselves to look.
#12 I wasn't "blowing anybody off" (entendre?), I was inviting a question (old habits die hard). The air in these plants is foggy with blood/body fluids and microscopic particles of flesh/fat/bone (happens when you cut frozen carcasses with electric saws). The one I was in, the workers wore face shields over filtration masks - and it was years ago, long before covid*. Now, if a virus can live in spittle, it can live in blood.
I'm assuming, the plants in Nebraska [?], Brasil, and the chicken plant you mention, did not issue workers with face shields or masks.
Local welding/manufacturing plant has negligible infections (so far) though pretty closely packed workers
Can I assume electrical welding?
*Surprisingly, the shields & masks were not at medical insistence but a rabbinical - so the workers won't consume blood.
[JPost] - Israelis are not immune to the novel coronavirus and therefore must continue to maintain Health Ministry directives, according to Prof. Dan Cohen, a member of Israel’s Epidemic Treatment Team and the head of Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health.
Cohen helped run the country’s first serological survey to help determine how many Israelis have had SARS-CoV-2 and may have developed antibodies to protect them from contracting the virus again. The results show that only around 2% to 3% of the population has been infected, based on samples from 1,709 people from across the country. Children (and savages) assume that whatever they wish for is true. Grownups check.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/02/2020 14:32 Comments ||
Perhaps the very effective masking and social distancing prevented enough of the herd to get infected in the first place? Do our efforts gain us anything or just defer the cost - at great price? (I don't really think we know, but I do think we should at least try to address the question.) Maybe deferred infection will have great benefit, if we develop effective and safe vaccines and/or treatments in the meantime.
^I once posted on herd immunity. Did you know that there are no human examples of "natural" (sans vaccination) herd immunity?
In fact, if you read on swine flu, once a population becomes infected, they destroy it - instead of waiting for them to develop herd immunity. You know why? Because farmers know the fraction that'll survive isn't worth the bother.
That's why WHO, and that asshole in Sweden, and a smaller one in Stanford get my goat.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.