The Week America Lost Control ...

ohiomom

of the Pandemic. 300,000 new Covid cases in the past week.


SOURCE OF COURSE


And what action does President Tweety take? Why to host a Covid19 party at Mt. Rushmore. Masks not required. Who here is attending?

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loonlakelaborcamp(3 A/B)

How many tests? How many new ICU admissions? How many deaths? Just because more testing identify cases, doesn't mean it is spreading faster. Until there is a Vaccine, it will continue to spread.

Is the number of positive cases per number tested going up?

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lurker111

Our numbers skyrocketed after the riots. More than 20 times. We were doing great before that.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

The authorities who track the cases do not agree with you, Lurker.

Kate

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Nana H

I don't have the numbers LL but the positivity rate is definitely going up and dramatically in the current hardest hit States I believe the positivity rate in Florida is in the high teens.

Also hospitalizations are going up and several States are already extremely concerned about capacity levels.

Fortunately the death rate is not as high, yet, largely attributable to the fact the disease is spreading faster amongst the younger age groups who have much higher survival rates. The fear of course is they will bring it home to Mom and Dad.

There is no logical argument that suggest this is not a very serious situation. The curve in the US is a polar opposite to the curves in the rest of the world. Most have fell to almost nothing while the US is growing exponentially. When Abbott mandates masks you know there is trouble!

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Ziemia(6a)

Look at the rates of infection in other countries. Our trend line is horrifying.

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ohiomom

If some bothered to actually read the article from the Atlantic in the OP, they would have found the answer to their question. For instance Houston, TX has 100% capacity in their ICU

Florida is refusing to release numbers, but then Florida is a yuge petri dish.

Our Gubnor caved to the Tweety party and cases are rising here.



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loonlakelaborcamp(3 A/B)

To be profitable at any time, hospital ICU occupancy normally needs to be at 70% level. If 1 or 2 hospitals hit capacity in Houston, they send them to others. Houston had not jit 100%.


By the way, NYC, the hardest hit metro area never used full capacity of beds allotted for Covid-19. They barely touched the overflow which was set up after their frantic cries for more and more.

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Toby

Protecting Trump on the backs of the sick and the dying. Disgusting.

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Ziemia(6a)

"By the way, NYC, the hardest hit metro area never used full capacity of beds allotted for Covid-19. They barely touched the overflow which was set up after their frantic cries for more and more."

And that was a good thing all around. Are the same resources still available to states and cities?

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chisue

Compare the positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US with the rest of the world. The US has 25% of the deaths with only 4% of the world population. Other nations are testing, tracking, isolating, masking...and quelling the pandemic. We are not. Sorry if you refuse to believe it and won't act in the public interest. Other nations are up and running, POST-pandemic, opening their economies while putting out 'flares' -- while the US continues to let this rage, postponing any return to 'normal'. Other nations have acted AS NATIONS. No such leadership here -- just denial.

Don't follow the bankrupt businessman in hock to Russia and the Saudis, riding that 'down' escalator.

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Iris GW

Another top government health official, Adm. Dr. Brett Giroir, blew a hole in another one of Trump's falsehoods -- the claim that cases are only going up because the US is doing more coronavirus testing.

"There is no question that the more testing you get, the more you will uncover -- but we do believe this is a real increase in cases, because the percent positives are going up. So, this is real increases in cases," Giroir told the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Thursday.

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jerzeegirl (FL zone 9B)(9b)

Don't follow the bankrupt businessman in hock to Russia and the Saudis, riding that 'down' escalator.

The down escalator is such a metaphor for what Trump has done to this country.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

The Day America Lost Control, along with it's standing in the world.

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maifleur03

loonlake I look at this site because along with the number of deaths it also gives the number of active cases. To find the number of hospitalizations there are several states that list hospitalization and they are rising.

Be more worried about long term health affects than the number of hospitalizations although those have only been suggested. People who have had serious pneumonia's can tell you that the scarring of their lungs decreases their ability to live fully. I am still looking for the hospital association that I found which showed the number of hospital beds that were occupied each week. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/.

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queenmargo

LOL-vgkg- when I saw your post in the feed, I knew what was coming before I opened it.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Thanks, ohiomom, for bringing the Atlantic article to our attention.

This paragraph stood out for me:

The country has not yet faced a moment like this in its pandemic. The calamity in the Northeast happened when most Americans were sheltered at home. No matter how much infection raged in New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania, the country’s adherence to social distancing kept new conflagrations from sparking elsewhere. But now the country is divided: The South is burning with infection at the same time other regions are trying to reopen. This feat—opening one region while suppressing the pandemic in another—has never been done before, and there is no guarantee that it can be done. Many public-health leaders signaled this week that they do not think it is possible.

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Northern California was hit early with Covid-19, and the counties in the SF Bay Area had the early stay-at-home orders.

Governor Newsom within a few days issued the same orders for the entire state. But later he started to give way to pressure to re-open, especially from rural counties that claimed few coronavirus cases. Those rural counties are now some of California's hotspots, and while their number of new cases pale in comparison to Southern California, their medical resources do as well.

While the numbers for Southern California are high -- and risk overwhelming hospitals in a few weeks if current rates of infection continue -- our population is much greater than those of Florida and Arizona. Miami-Dade County has a higher case-per-population rate than Los Angeles County.

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Locally we're back to where we were in May with mandated closures by the state and Los Angeles County and City. Here's why:

[Los Angeles] County health officials reported that during inspections last weekend, 49 percent of bars and 33 percent of restaurants were found to be violating physical distancing requirements, while 54 percent of bars and 44 percent of restaurants were failing to meet face mask/shield mandates for employees.

From Governor Newsom:

Effective immediately, 19 counties must close indoors operations for the following sectors:
- Restaurants
- Wineries
- Movie theaters & family entertainment
- Zoos, museums
- Cardrooms
Bars must close ALL operations.

Newsom said he is hoping that people will comply with the guidelines voluntarily. If they do not, the governor said he is deploying a “strike team” of government agencies to ensure compliance, especially where it concerns workplaces. Alcoholic Beverage Control, CalOSHA, the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Consumer Affairs and the California Highway Patrol are among the agencies that will be enforcing the guidelines.

https://deadline.com/2020/07/los-angeles-county-board-of-supervisors-businesses-fines-closures-coronavirus-1202976563/

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mr1010

Is the number of positive cases per number tested going up?

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Here in Florida it's been exposed that the numbers are conflated. Fudged.

Gov. has purposely minimized the deaths and stymied the availability of testing.

Why have a bunch of test sites if they're only open an hour per day?

Orlando news showed lines of cars waiting at test sites at 2am, only trying to be assured of service before they close down.

My point is don't believe the news from Florida. It's fabricated to justify re-opening.

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THOR, Son of ODIN(2)

Remember all those "riots" they had in Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada?
Me neither.


https://www.endcoronavirus.org/states

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marquest(PA zone 6)

All the countries are willing to help pay for the wall to keep us away from their country. It is sad when we are the unwanted immigrants.

WOW we are great. Keep those dumb, illiterate, nothing to contribute in America.

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