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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    Please forgive me if this, or something like it, has already been posted. I believe this piece is about 3 days old. But I just saw it today.

    EXCERPT: U.S. officials have warned before about the spread of disinformation tied to the pandemic. But on Tuesday, they went further by singling out a particular information agency that is registered in Russia, InfoRos. It operates a series of websites — InfoRos.ru, Infobrics.org and OneWorld.press — that have leveraged the pandemic to promote anti-Western objectives and to spread disinformation.

    US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation
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    And we finally reached the Gödelian conundrum: how do you believe a USGOV statement when the USGOV is run by a group of pathological liars?
    How do you believe them when the biggest liar in the world sits at the Oval Office?
    (I can believe anything and everything about the Russian GOV. But the same applies to Tiny).
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

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    Re: covid-19 Virus Updates and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    And we finally reached the Gödelian conundrum: how do you believe a USGOV statement when the USGOV is run by a group of pathological liars?
    How do you believe them when the biggest liar in the world sits at the Oval Office?
    (I can believe anything and everything about the Russian GOV. But the same applies to Tiny).
    I can't prove it because the sources are anonymous, but I would bet we're talking about civil servants here--not political appointees. Political appointees wouldn't reveal this. What I thought was most interesting was the specific sites they mentioned.
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    James Person @nixw20
    South Dakota Is about to infect the country. Sturgis is still happening. Masks are NOT required.

    The Highway to Hell is real and supported by a republican governor.
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    Florida only added 7104 cases today. Have not been this low since July 5th. Also, percent positive was below 10 percent. First time since June 24th.

    Can Florida repeat this trend tomorrow?
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    How many COVID deaths is Florida having daily?
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Florida is stabilizing somewhat, but at a very high infection level. Particularly in Southern Florida.

    The greatest increases however are now seen in Idaho, Arkansas, Missouri etc. The next hotspots perhaps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    How many COVID deaths is Florida having daily?
    179 yesterday and 62 today, but could easily be Sunday effect.
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    I wish I could trust the numbers coming out of Florida...
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    In Ultra-Wealthy Greenwich, Teen Parties Lead to Jump in Virus Cases
    Many of those exposed were seniors who had just finished their final year at two elite private schools.

    By Mihir Zaveri
    July 31, 2020


    A party on boats in Stony Creek, Conn., which is about 60 miles east of Greenwich, that Gov. Ned Lamont said illustrated a growing problem with parties among teenagers and young adults. Credit...via The Office of Governor Ned Lamont

    On a warm summer weekday in the middle of July in Greenwich, Conn., one of the wealthiest communities in the country, a group of teenagers gathered at a house party. Many were seniors who had just finished their final year at two elite private college-preparatory schools, Greenwich Academy and the Brunswick School, as well as the local public high school, Greenwich High School, according to accounts from students and school officials.

    They had endured weeks of lockdown, had time on their hands and now Connecticut was among the few states in the country where the coronavirus appeared to be under control. As the weekend approached, some of the teenagers would attend more get-togethers, according to the accounts.

    But amid the festivities, the virus was quietly spreading.

    Two weeks after the parties, Greenwich is experiencing what health officials called a “mini surge” of infections, an outbreak that has cascaded through the community and underscored how social gatherings among young people are posing fresh challenges to containing the virus.

    More than 20 people between the ages of 16 and 21 have tested positive for the virus, with more cases expected as testing continues, according to Greenwich health officials.

    “I think it has been a wake up call for a lot of people,” said Tom Philip, the head of the Brunswick School.

    Some members of the Greenwich High School football team were placed in quarantine after a player tested positive, school officials said. About a dozen students did not attend a socially distanced Brunswick School commencement ceremony on Saturday after acknowledging that they had been exposed to someone who had tested positive.

    A pool at a country club in Greenwich said on Wednesday that it would shut down for at least two days after a swim coach came into contact with someone who had tested positive.

    While the parties that are believed to have seeded the outbreak have been widely discussed among students, parents and others in Greenwich, the conversation on social media has taken place largely on private accounts and pages.


    Greenwich health officials have said that contact tracers have had a difficult time tracking down teenagers willing to admit having been at the gatherings.

    Several students contacted for this article said they did not feel comfortable discussing the events. In some cases, students said that they had been told by their parents not to share information about the parties.

    Still, the outbreak is sowing frustration among some students and parents who fear that allowing parties to be held showed that some residents may not be taking the risks seriously and that any rise in cases could influence plans to reopen schools for in-person learning.

    Fred Camillo, the first selectman of Greenwich’s board of selectmen, said the board had scheduled a special meeting on Wednesday to talk how the town would better enforce rules on social distancing and mask wearing.

    “There’s going to be consequences now for people who disobey the measures,” he said.

    Across the country, officials have sounded similar concerns, targeting parties involving teenagers and young adults where little or no social distancing takes place and where drinks and food make consistently wearing face masks difficult.

    In New Jersey, a recent increase in cases has been attributed in part to outbreaks among young people gathering along the Jersey Shore.

    In New York City, as images of young people crowding outside bars and other venues circulated this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said there had been an uptick in infections among people in their 20s.

    The governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves, said last week that his state had seen “a tremendous amount of spread in young people.”

    “I’ve been talking for about a week about wanting to do something to curb the spread among young, drunk, careless folks,” he said.

    And in Connecticut, officials in Darien, another affluent community not far from Greenwich, raised the alarm last week after five people between the ages of 10 and 19 tested positive for the virus on one day. Some of the infections are believed to be linked to parties.

    “It’s summertime,” said Jayme Stevenson, the first selectman of Darien. “It’s beach weather. People are out on boats. They are having parties. And I think they are beginning to let their guard down. It’s critically important that young people understand that they can get the virus and they can spread the virus.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/n...id=tw-nytmetro
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    Oh it's so hard to say no to Muffy and Chad isn't it?
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    ....and Brittni, Katelynn, Trey, and Dru. GH

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    Aren't these the same kids that will not go out during normal times because they are at home playing video games and connected to FB all day long?
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    Aren't these the same kids that will not go out during normal times because they are at home playing video games and connected to FB all day long?
    No, these are rich kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick View Post
    Florida only added 7104 cases today. Have not been this low since July 5th. Also, percent positive was below 10 percent. First time since June 24th.

    Can Florida repeat this trend tomorrow?
    My answer is yes for August 2nd. Cases are reported at 4,752. Have not been this low since June 22nd. Also, positive rate was below 10 percent. 73 people died.

    Could this be a true trend downward or is DeSantis "cooking" the books/numbers? Hopefully true trend but we will see.
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