There wouldn't be enough drivers for that to work. I don't think there's any easy answers here other than distributing N95 masks to anyone who still needs to go outside to work.What's scary to see are the packed subway cars I'm seeing there on the news. Less riders so less trains and therefore still crowded. Hard to see how to handle that, maybe taxis/rideshares supported by the local government to get a little more separation for essential commuters?
The Australian government is now publishing summarised data:
The number of reported new cases per day is now dropping, however, I can't find the daily testing rates to bring context to the per day new case rate.
Are there any ways to oxygenate the blood if a person's lungs are compromised to the point that a ventilator is ineffective? That might potentially be a big help here, keeping patients alive until they fight off the infection and their lungs heal enough to breathe without assistance.
While some have been reluctant to claim victory against COVID-19 just yet as the true extent of community transmissions is not known, University of Melbourne epidemiologist Tony Blakely believes Australia does have the infection under control and has bought itself time to consider what the next steps should be.
In his opinion, Australia has three choices and each of these come with potentially serious consequences.
In order for Australian life to return to normal, there are only two ways that the virus can be defeated, either a vaccine is found or Australia develops “herd immunity” which means about 60 per cent of the population, or 15 million people, need to be infected.
So we can either wait it out for up to 18 months and hope the vaccine is developed quickly, or we can slowly infect Australians, knowing that some people will die.
Boris Johnson remains in intensive care on oxygen but without the need for a ventilator and does not have pneumonia, No 10 has said.
As Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, led his second daily coronavirus response meeting on Tuesday, Downing Street said at lunchtime on Tuesday that Johnson was “stable” overnight and remains “in good spirits”, despite his admission to intensive care at St Thomas’ hospital in London on Monday evening.
No 10 would not confirm whether the prime minister was still communicating with officials or ministers by phone or whether he was in contact with family, but said his medical team were keeping Downing Street informed.
As far as I can tell, it seems to be mostly a precautionary measure so that he has access to care immediately should his condition become life-threatening.A little surprised that no-one mentioned that the British Prime Minister, who has had COVID-19 for 10 days, was admitted to hospital.
In other words, we can directly oxygenate blood but there aren't enough of these machines to make any significant difference in the impact of the virus.St Thomas' Hospital has experience in treating coronavirus patients in its ICU. For extremely serious cases it can use a life support machine called ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) which replaces some of the function of the heart and lungs. There are only a handful of these machines around the country.
It seems the Navy Secretary who fired the Captain has resigned (more likely forced to quit) over the handling of the incident.Not surprising naval ships are being hit hard:
But note: I didn't see it mentioned in the above NYTime article, is that the Captain of the Carrier was relieved from command...
China on Wednesday ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus first emerged and a potent symbol in a pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people, shaken the global economy and thrown daily life into upheaval across the planet.
But the city that has reopened after more than 10 weeks is a profoundly damaged one, a place whose recovery will be watched worldwide for lessons on how populations move past pain and calamity of such staggering magnitude.
A little surprised that no-one mentioned that the British Prime Minister, who has had COVID-19 for 10 days, was admitted to hospital.
A day later, he was moved to the ICU: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52194875
I looked it up, and whereas you might normally fancy your chances of coming out the other side of ICU, figures from the UK show your odds of this with COVID-19 are only about 50%!
Of course, Boris will have the best possible doctors, but this virus seems to mock physicians' efforts. The telltale everyone is looking for is whether they intubate him on a ventilator (as opposed to oxygen-supplemented CPAP). Your odds of surviving that are poor - again, regular treatments seem to be completely ineffective with COVID-19.
YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.
The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.
The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic.
YouTube said the video would be wiped.
During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this health crisis".
I'm interested to see what comes from opening Wuhan or ending a lockdown and how China may spin a recovery or hide more problems. Will we see a large second wave of infected and deaths? I can't imagine they got close to a herd immunity level of infection.
In the city where the coronavirus outbreak was first reported, the reopening of outbound travel won’t end hard times, wariness or confinement.www.nytimes.com.
New York State now has more confirmed cases than any other country except the US. Unbelievable how badly we botched this.
I really hope their government isn't that callous. I know they generally don't give a shit about human life, but even by their standards restarting a pandemic is beyond the pale. And doing so will make things for them even worse on the world stage since the restarted pandemic will undoubtedly spread outside their border.As China's death toll drops below 5% (and eventually 2%??) of worldwide total, any sympathy for China will rapidly turn to blame and hate. I wouldn't be surprised if China dropped quarantine restrictions to get China's overall infections and deaths back up to support their narrative.
Remember that some areas, like California, handled this much better than others. Trump wasn't the problem in my opinion. The local leadership was. I blame deBlasio for the mess in NYC more than anyone. He was encouraging people to celebrate Chinese New Year's when in all likelihood his experts were telling him the virus was already here. Even worse, since he's a lame duck Mayor with no real political future, he had absolutely nothing to lose by erring on the side of caution. He didn't. And as of today there are over 4,000 dead NYC residents as a result.Trump's and the Federal Government's response was probably a fine line between protecting the economy and preventing panic. Even a few "minor mistakes" or a few days or 1-2 weeks of delay caused disastrous results. Especially when exponential disease growth takes place.
No, the numbers wouldn't be that low but I think if we took action sooner we might have had numbers similar to North Korea or Japan.I'm not a Trump apologists or believe he did everything/anything right but the perception that we'd only have 27 infections and 4 deaths if Trump just acted correctly and immediately is ridiculous.
I'm about to hit the grocery store for the first time in nearly a month. I'm not concerned about catching COVID-19 but I'm uneasy about any store/public protocols I should be following.
Will there be a line to get into store?
What will be available for purchase?
Quantity limits on "staple items?"
Do I wear mask?
Should I bring isopropyl-alcohol wipes?
Should I leave items in car for a few days before bringing them into house?
Should I wipe everything down?
If I cough/sneeze because of allergies or just dust are people going to look at me funny?
Lots of stupid OCD type shit for me to worry about. sad-faced-LOL.
If I didn't run out of half-n-half for my coffee I wouldn't need to go to grocery store for at least another week or two. I could probably go another 3-4 weeks before I actually ran "really low" on food. Still have some (to a little) pasta, frozen meals, burgers, hot dogs, bacon, oatmeal, breakfast cereal, can; beef, chicken, tuna, chili, beans, etc. But it would be plain meals, just a can and water.
I need lots of bread/rolls/buns that I can put in freezer. I have bacon in fridge but no bread for sandwiches. PB & J but no bread. Tuna but no bread. Soup but no rolls. Chili but no bread. Hot dogs but no buns. Burgers but no buns. Chicken patties but no buns. Cheese but no bread. ACK!!!
Depends on your area but there may not be a line. I'd suggest seeing what hours your store might have given all of this and if they dedicated any times for seniors/special needs so that you avoid those hours assuming you do not need them.
I don't typically each much bread anyway so maybe it's a new opportunity to get more creative when eating things without it.
- Availability is the question. My stores are still void of paper products but most everything else is available. You'll just have to go shopping to figure it out. My stores do have limits on certain items due to hoarding so you may have the same.
- My local stores are also now banning canvas bags; yours may also so you'll need to use the store bags.
- I would wear gloves during the shopping. Take one off when checking out at the register before touching wallet/cards/etc.
- I would wear a mask of some kind if you have one for other people's protection.
- I recommend having the wipes/sanitizer for when you get back into your vehicle. Wipe before getting in and/or before and after touching door handles/trunk etc.
- We leave non-perishables for 3-4 days in a dedicated location in my house before introducing them into our normal kitchen supply.
- Perishables you'll need to sanitize then store per usual.
- Don't worry about the cough/sneeze. People may judge but you'll have to ignore it. If you have to, do it into your arm and leave the mask on, that's why you're wearing it anyway. Think of it this way...other people such as yourself are concerned of the exact same thing. If anyone says or does something, they're the asshole, not you. I strongly doubt they will anyway because they'll want to avoid you.
There is even a little bit of room to discuss the possibility of the press effecting the way Trump acted or didn't act regarding his COVID-19 response. With Trump constantly being ripped into by the press from day one, Trump's PR advisors probably look at the political implications of all presidential actions more thoroughly before taking quick action. A "maybe this will blow over," or "go away in a week" so lets not take any action we can be blamed or ripped for mind-set takes place.