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My friend is pretty much recovered from her bout with *********; she still has some bronchitis, but otherwise is feeling much better.

Her SIL, however, died yesterday from *********. Her SIL's husband is still in ICU; he had a lung embolism, among other things. They have not told him that his wife died.

I don't know if anyone in that family is up for attending another funeral :shuffle:. The SIL was a wonderful person :wuzrobbed
 

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Ontario had 1707 new cases but Toronto had 727 new cases which is about 43%!!! Our positivity rate is 5% with 7 new deaths and 40% of ICU beds are filled with C19 patients. Toronto’s numbers are so depressing.
 

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Contact tracing must have been very entertaining.

At least 41 people who attended a swingers gathering in New Orleans in November have tested positive for the ********, according to the event's organizer...

"In almost every case, they admitted to us that they were super diligent on the first two days (Wed & Thurs) and then they relaxed a little on Friday and then they said 'F*** it, it’s our last day and many admitted that their lax effort on that final day is probably why they ended up positive," he wrote.
 

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The owners of our horse stable got ********* about 3,5 weeks ago (they are 65, 60 and their daughter is in her early 30s).
Luckily nobody needed to go to the hospital and everybody is out of isolation again and mostly recovered, but they all are very pale and lost a lot of weight.
But they were able to do all the stable work and some days ago we met the owner walking up a very steep road before doing some physical labour, so I guess at least they are recovering well.

She got infected at her part time office job btw and then her husband and daughter got it from her.
 

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One quarter of the people in North Dakota know someone who has died of CV19.

A new poll shows nearly one in four North Dakotans know someone who has died from complications of *********-19, a stark indicator of the *********’s ongoing devastation in this sparsely populated state.

Meanwhile, more than three-fourths of respondents from the conservative and Republican-led state support some form of mandates to curb the spread of the ********.
 

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I love this story so much that I can't even tell which is my favorite part.

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) tried to escape through a window after police raided a 25-strong, mostly-male sex party in Brussels' city centre for breaking Belgium's ******** rules.

Jozsef Szajer, a Hungarian politician and founding member of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party, reportedly injured himself jumping out of the first floor of a flat above a bar, where the lockdown orgy was being held...

Szajer is seen as a key architect of Orban's ultra-conservative crackdown. Accusations of cronyism were made after his wife was made head of the National Judiciary Office.

He drafted an amendment to Hungary's constitution that prevents gay marriage, which reads: "Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman."...

A European Parliament source said: "There is nothing wrong to participate in a sex party of any kind. However, such meetings with many people are illegal under the ******** laws."...

Belgium only allows single people two "cuddle contacts" under its ******** rules and insists on masks being worn when social distancing is impossible.
 

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I'm rather curious how many governors that have enforced safety measures have not had to face recall or impeachment movements from GOP representatives during the *********. I know I've read about this happening in at least four states, but I have a feeling it is more common that that.
 

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I'm rather curious how many governors that have enforced safety measures have not had to face recall or impeachment movements from GOP representatives during the *********. I know I've read about this happening in at least four states, but I have a feeling it is more common that that.
Our governor (WA) has his critics but has thus far escaped this treatment. His opponent in the election was a Trump loving antimasker but the antimasker beaten handily.
 

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I'm rather curious how many governors that have enforced safety measures have not had to face recall or impeachment movements from GOP representatives during the *********.
I haven't heard of anything like that in my state, but our gov is a Rep so the Rep legislators (which are a small group) are usually pretty happy with him. In some of the red areas, there has been criticism from people but most legislators have stayed quiet. A few led anti-lockdown protests back in the spring but no calls for impeachment or kidnapping.
 

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Google "recall" and "governor." Then look at the news feed.

California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Georgia, Wisconsin, Oregon, Alaska, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey all come up on my feed in articles since May.
 

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It's a nice piece of performative theatre - they should try out for their local theatre group when this is all over.

I clicked on this link not knowing what it was, and nice that you decided to hide that from everyone here & having now looked at the channel it's posted to I regret giving it my time & attention. It's a conspiracy channel with a bunch of nonsensical videos going back the past few years. Save yourself the trouble & don't waste your time.
 

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Four days with no new cases here in South Australia. One very on-the-ball junior doctor in an emergency department, a crew of extremely capable contact tracers and St Nicola's double ring fence strategy might just have saved us from a second wave, touch wood - despite occasional slip-ups in the middle of it all.
 

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North Dakota was down to @400 new cases today. Down from over 2,000 on the day they began the mask mandate.

If you look at the curves for new cases in states in the upper Midwest, it really looks like new infections have peaked. Thanksgiving, of course, may reverse that; but it is how things look right now.

Over 15,000 cases in Texas today. A new high.

Over 10,000 cases in Arizona, which includes delayed cases from the holiday weekend. (Most states, I think, had the delay incorporated yesterday, but Arizona's numbers were low an extra day).

Kentucky had another new high for new cases & deaths.

The governor of Nevada is frustrated with Trump, who apparently tweeted that Reno's surge facility is fake. (There are no words).

New case numbers in California have been over 15,000 at least 3 times in the last ten days.

Florida has now had a million cases.

States With Few ******** Restrictions Are Spreading the ***** Beyond Their Borders

 
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I'm rather curious how many governors that have enforced safety measures have not had to face recall or impeachment movements from GOP representatives during the *********. I know I've read about this happening in at least four states, but I have a feeling it is more common that that.

Google "recall" and "governor." Then look at the news feed.

California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Georgia, Wisconsin, Oregon, Alaska, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey all come up on my feed in articles since May.
Since these comments are following my post with the article - Ohio, GOP governor, GOP legislature, protests outside his house. It's the trumpers who don't want to follow the rules, don't think anything is fair, don't think anyone is sick or dying here.
 

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Since these comments are following my post with the article - Ohio, GOP governor, GOP legislature, protests outside his house. It's the trumpers who don't want to follow the rules, don't think anything is fair, don't think anyone is sick or dying here.
Yes, I'm sorry your governor is having to deal with this. Fingers crossed that it goes nowhere like the rest of these scenarios. In five years, all the governors should get together at a giant barbecue and commiserate about this year. Even the ones on opposite sides of the political spectrum will have this experience in common that few others can fathom.
 

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Yes, I'm sorry your governor is having to deal with this. Fingers crossed that it goes nowhere like the rest of these scenarios. In five years, all the governors should get together at a giant barbecue and commiserate about this year. Even the ones on opposite sides of the political spectrum will have this experience in common that few others can fathom.
In every briefing when he has been asked about his opposite views of the president (masks, restrictions), DeWine has said he supports the president. He said several times before the election that he was voting for trump. About 10 days after the election, he said he accepted Biden as the President-elect, and trump suggested he be primaried in 2022. The Health Director they named to replace Dr. Acton declined the position because of the personal attacks against Dr. Acton (by trumpers).
 

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Here is a first crack at summarizing what is going on from my spreadsheets. First a few definitions.

15 and 30 represent 15 day and 30 day moving averages respectively.

+ and - mean that on the date of the report, the trends are moving up or moving down.

If both 15 and 30 day have a + or -, it means the trend is solidly in that direction and will likely continue to do so.

If the 15 day and 30 day have opposite signs, it means that the trend is reversing. Since the 15 day leads the 30 day, a + in 15 day and - in the 30 day means we have past the low point and the trend is reversing and eventually 30 day will go +

Region Cases Deaths
15 30 15 30
World + + + +
US + + + +
Indian Subcontinent - - + -
SE Asia + + - -
W Asia + + + +
N Africa - - + +
S America + - + -
Middle East + + + +
Central America + + - -
Canada ++++
Africa ++++
Russia ++++
W Europe - - ++
E Europe ++++
I have other regions which I will add..
The weekly trend numbers. 0 means 15 day or 30 day basically neutral.

Key: Region,15day case, 30day case, 15day death, 30day death

World 0 0 + +
Canada 0 + + +
US + + + +
W Europe - - + +
E Europe - - + +
Russia + + + +
Indian Subcontinent + - + +
SE Asia + + + +
W Asia + + + +
N Africa - - - -
Africa + + + +
S America + + 0 0
Mid East + + - 0
Turkey + + + +
Cen America + + 0 0
 

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Well, if it were me, I would be on my way to school instead of taking the time to shriek at my phone and post it on YouTube. Maybe she went; I don't know because I couldn't listen to more than a minute of the screaming and cut it off when she was screeching about people dying every day of heart attacks, because that's a communicable disease and because we do nothing at all to prevent people from having heart attacks. Hysteria does not lend itself well to logic.

If I had a child who passed out from wearing a mask (because children never pass out from anything else, even though I used to deal with kids who passed out in PE years ago when I was a school clinic volunteer), I would take that child to the doctor to see if said child actually needed a waiver or if there were something else going on.

I don't know when I would work the shrieking-at-my-phone part in. Maybe a couple of days later, if I were still feeling hysterical. But that kind of isn't me at all, so probably not.
 

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