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2020-06-02 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronaplague Roundup
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Posted by Fred 2020-06-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [204 views ]  Top

#1 Social distancing and lockdowns have helped cut coronavirus transmission rate by HALF in 82% of US counties, Johns Hopkins study finds
Posted by Skidmark 2020-06-02 00:51||   2020-06-02 00:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Federal health officials say nearly 26,000 nursing home residents across the U.S. have died from coronavirus, and that number is likely to rise
Posted by Skidmark 2020-06-02 00:52||   2020-06-02 00:52|| Front Page Top

#3 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?)
Posted by Glenmore 2020-06-02 01:43||   2020-06-02 01:43|| Front Page Top

#4 ^Ever been in one?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-06-02 01:49||   2020-06-02 01:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Lancet "study" trashing use of HOCQ is trash
Posted by Mercutio 2020-06-02 04:46||   2020-06-02 04:46|| Front Page Top

#6 I believe there was also a strain of swine flu going around in China about the time COVID-19 got cranking.
Posted by Clem 2020-06-02 05:19||   2020-06-02 05:19|| Front Page Top

#7 I think the reason meat packing plants have so many cases is that many of the immigrant workers live three to a room ten to a house.

Also, it is a job that probably requires drugs to get up and do everyday so everyone is sharing pre-shift and coffee break joints and meth pipes.
Posted by Penguin_of_the_Desert 2020-06-02 09:44||   2020-06-02 09:44|| Front Page Top

#8 The Chinese bat soup flu is officially over--Democrats and the main stream media (but I repeat myself) approved mass gatherings of folks to burn police cars and buildings and to loot stores.
Posted by Crusader 2020-06-02 09:47||   2020-06-02 09:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Perpetual crisis meets boy who cried wolf. Wolf was turned into a rug some time ago.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-06-02 12:11||   2020-06-02 12:11|| Front Page Top

#10 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 2020-06-02 14:34||   2020-06-02 14:34|| Front Page Top

#11 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.
Posted by Dale 2020-06-02 15:48||   2020-06-02 15:48|| Front Page Top

#12 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.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-06-02 16:45||   2020-06-02 16:45|| Front Page Top

#13 #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.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-06-02 17:09||   2020-06-02 17:09|| Front Page Top

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