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2020-09-29 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
NYC braces for new lockdowns as eight neighborhoods experience 'alarming' surge in covid cases and New York state's positivity rate rises to 1.5% - the highest it's been since mid-July
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-29 00:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 Large response to a small bump in cases - or maybe it's to get people back to mailing in their ballots?
Posted by Glenmore 2020-09-29 02:11||   2020-09-29 02:11|| Front Page Top

#2 The Antibody positivity rate needs to rise to around 40% get younger people (sub 60) mixing freely and protect those actually at risk (elderly).

PLUS the economy will not be murdered.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-09-29 03:04||   2020-09-29 03:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Months into the pandemic, religious leaders in Israel are finally addressing questions on how to maintain proper Jewish observance under the restrictions of the outbreak, with country's Haredi minority disproportionately affected by COVID-19
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-09-29 03:55||   2020-09-29 03:55|| Front Page Top

#4 Israel surpasses US in number of coronavirus deaths per day, per capita

All a consequence of listening to economists on pandemic - in fact, is there any subject where listening to economists is justified?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-09-29 03:58||   2020-09-29 03:58|| Front Page Top

#5 /\ Probably not.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-09-29 03:59||   2020-09-29 03:59|| Front Page Top

#6 Yes, of course. We MUST listen to our Pandemuic Panic Overlords, not worry about families destroyed, businesses ruined, suicides and depression.
Posted by Frank G 2020-09-29 07:11||   2020-09-29 07:11|| Front Page Top

#7 COVID-19 is the new al-Qaeda. The panic and anguish even worse.
Posted by Clem 2020-09-29 07:26||   2020-09-29 07:26|| Front Page Top

#8 #6 and other medical conditions that are delayed to the point that the patient dies.

Death is a pie chart. You move the radii one direction decreasing the volume of one section it only increases the volume in another area.

The more they test, the more they find. The more they find the number of 'deaths per' decreases.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-09-29 07:42||   2020-09-29 07:42|| Front Page Top

#9 At this point, it's all about control. And this is the easiest way of accomplishing that control.
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2020-09-29 07:49||   2020-09-29 07:49|| Front Page Top

#10 NY cases and deaths looks flat, and one-tenth of April peak.
Posted by Bobby 2020-09-29 08:03||   2020-09-29 08:03|| Front Page Top

#11  in fact, is there any subject where listening to economists is justified?

It fills the interval between Tinnitus cycles.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-09-29 09:44||   2020-09-29 09:44|| Front Page Top

#12 Infections reported increased. What about the real statistic that matters: hospitalizations and fatalities?

As usual Grom the fraud doesn't address those at all because they don't support his dictatorial whims and his paranoiac fears.

Hint: The death rate in the general population of infected persons is 0.26%, with more than 80% of those being age 70+.

No need to shut down. Period. Full stop. No justification for it. Instead, take measures to protect and isolate those most at risk: those with certain comorbidities, and over 50 years of age, especially those 70+.

NO justification for shutdowns of otherwise healthy adults <50 and children.

Beware the fear mongers - they are mentally ill.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-09-29 15:03||   2020-09-29 15:03|| Front Page Top

#13 Am I the only one who finds all this 70 +/over 70/elderly stuff really depressing? What's wrong with being 18 at heart? Doesn't that give a guy some advantage? SIGH!!!!
Posted by Canuckistan sniper 2020-09-29 18:08||   2020-09-29 18:08|| Front Page Top

#14 I fall into the higher risk groups myself, but just a tad younger than 70 but not for much longer. I'm responsible for my own protection. And that's how it should be. I will give a gentle reminder for people to maintain distance, and point to my mask, and say "Im at high risk, please keep your distance". Oddly, its a lot easier to do this in places where there are not Mask Nazis - once people realize I am masking for MY protection and not due to some government order, they tend to be a bit more rational. Maybe that's what the Governments need to do.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-09-29 18:33||   2020-09-29 18:33|| Front Page Top

#15  Am I the only one who finds all this 70 +/over 70/elderly stuff really depressing?

It seems to me age is only one factor among many, Canuckistan Sniper. A lot of it is that older people are more likely to have the dangerous co-morbidities and are generally in poorer health, not to mention physical fitness and lower Vitamin D, C, and zinc levels. Take care of the health factors, and age probably isn’t nearly as much of a factor as it first appears.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-09-29 21:41||   2020-09-29 21:41|| Front Page Top

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