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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    It was only a matter of time before this happened with the U.S. health care system...

    The New York Times
    During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers
    Ellen Gabler,...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    From the Christian Science Monitor:
    Reversing power grabs during a pandemic
    Hungary’s leader gets a lesson on why electoral legitimacy is needed to deal with the coronavirus.

    April 2, 2020

    By...
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    Japan PM to declare state of emergency of up to 6 months: media
    Linda Sieg, Chang-Ran Kim

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his support for a drug that is still being tested to treat the coronavirus, saying he might take the medicine himself and...
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    U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets
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    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening.

    “We...
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    Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients
    Deena Beasley
    (Reuters) - U.S. hospitals desperate to help very sick patients with COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory...
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    Sticky: Re: Tennis Random, Random 2.0

    Seles, Serena, Evert, and Halep (but I think Henin was the better player based on current results). I am amazed to see Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. I like her, but no. Of course it says favorite,...
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    Russia to halt all flights at midnight on Friday, including for repatriation
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    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday said it was temporarily suspending all flights in and out of the...
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    Falkland Islands reports first case of the coronavirus
    Falkland Islands has confirmed the island territory's first case of the coronavirus, the government said in a statement...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    The number of people who have died from the COVID-19 illness in France jumped by 61% to 6,507 over two days after data from nursing homes were included, and confirmed cases jumped by 44% to 82,165,...
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    Re: Politics Random Random

    In some other election/voter suppression news:
    Kentucky governor vetoes voter ID bill
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    Associated PressApril 3, 2020, 3:45 PM MST
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    The news from Indonesia:

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    Reuters
    Exclusive: Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths
    By Tom Allard, Kanupriya Kapoor and Stanley Widianto
    ReutersApril 3,...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    True, but how is this look different for him?
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    Re: A Chronicle of our Descent to Hades

    It's too nice for her.
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    I'm certainly no epidemiologist, but 61% seems like a low number to me, esp. for a disease so easily transmissible. Of course, much of the data and information that we have on this disease is still...
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    Re: The Book Thread

    Time to bring this thread back up. What are folks reading during this time of shelter in place restrictions? I know that I am just trying to catch up on reading for class and my magazine stash, but I...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
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    The FDA is relaxing its blood donation guidelines as the epidemic dries up blood donations:

    Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased for Gays
    April 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    What would be even more powerful is true numbers of the actual death number from the disease and its complications. I firmly believe that the numbers are way under-reported, and not just in China....
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    Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James T. Goodrich, who separated conjoined twins, died Monday. Einstein College of Medicine in New York City attributed his death to complications associated with...
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    What a sad story. There is a set of questions in that story that someone needs to ask Tiny about at his daily press briefings.
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    This is an interesting exercise in real time via different countries responses. Not the one I would want to try, but from an epidemiological standpoint, it will be interesting to see the comparison...
  23. Thread: In Memoriam

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    Not exactly the usual memorial, but a moving one nonetheless. To Takaya, may your spirit rest in peace.
    From the Guardian:...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    On the working from home question: My boss is extremely flexible - I set my own hours (my job is part time); some days I work in the mornings, others as late as midnight. She doesn't care as long as...
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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    For me, one of the keys is not to get lost on news/social media/other websites (usu. not facebook) etc. vs. my work website for extended periods. I have been known to set a kitchen timer (find it...
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