Covid 19 CRISIS

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Sorry, WoNkY*, but this had to go here.

*When you start thinking more sensibly this will revert back to LeVeL.

And relax, you're being teased. I just felt this thread needed some wonkity.

Levity, dammit MWF, levity. :idiot:
 

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This is America. Imagine if we had a Government who cared
 

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It Wasn’t Just Trump Who Got It Wrong

America’s coronavirus response failed because we didn’t understand the complexity of the problem.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...-doomed-americas-coronavirus-response/608596/


Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic

The grocer started communicating with Chinese counterparts in January and was running tabletop simulations a few weeks later. (But nothing prepared it for the rush on toilet paper.)
https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/heb-prepared-coronavirus-pandemic/



Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus

The CDC fumbled its communication with public health officials and underestimated the threat of the coronavirus even as it gained a foothold in the United States, according to hundreds of pages of documents ProPublica obtained.
https://www.propublica.org/article/...-cdc-slowed-the-early-response-to-coronavirus
 

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The current situation will expose both the best and the worst of humanity.

Perhaps, instead of working on a vaccine, we should be looking to modify the virus so that it only infects and kills ignorant, selfish arseholes.

I realise that smacks of eugenics, and I propose it only for a brief moment of levity, but I'm willing to bet many of my friends here are quietly agreeing with me, whatever their publicly visible reaction might be.
 

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Test, test, test. Last week all of Germany ran >100000 outpatient tests, in-hospital test counts are unknown, ramp-up in progress... x3 compared to the week before.
Meanwhile it seems we're beyond 500k tests a week. Considering that massive ramp-up in testing I'm pretty happy with the leveling off of new daily cases.
 

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They're basically testing a ton of existing drugs right now and several have shown potential to fight this coronavirus. If one of them works that would really be a huge help because a) it would be something that's ready available, and b) the costs would most likely be significantly lower to make more of an existing drug than to develop and make a brand new one.
 

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https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/...pplies-trump-administration-masks-respirators

Im genuially surprised that a man who’s one of the wealthiest men to ever be a politician behind Bloomberg is actually doing a damn good job and he’s an Illinois politician, a state know as “where the governors make our license plates.”

That said, I wonder if using some of his own wealth would help this as well, if he’s that invested in the matter.
 

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The global hunt for a coronavirus drug | Free to read
https://www.ft.com/content/91bd081e-6e7b-11ea-9bca-bf503995cd6f


James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/tech/dyson-ventilators-coronavirus/index.html


CNN coronavirus town hall 26th March - in the second hour with Bill Gates was good, especially if you live in the US
https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-26-20-intl-hnk/index.html

https://go.cnn.com/?stream=cnni



Basically what Bill Gates said was if the country was locked down, the lockdown might last for six to eight weeks.... but as long as some states don't that will lead to more out breaks. Also said if $10 to $15billion was spent on pandemic response, vaccine timeline could be reduced to a year and therapies delivered much faster.
 
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They're basically testing a ton of existing drugs right now and several have shown potential to fight this coronavirus. If one of them works that would really be a huge help because a) it would be something that's ready available, and b) the costs would most likely be significantly lower to make more of an existing drug than to develop and make a brand new one.
And c) many of the side-effects would be already known which will speed up deploying it (I am guessing they will still need to test it for this use case).

Otherwise an unknown cure might cause you to grow a second head, or other annoyance.
 

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This is just confirmed cases. My state is only processing about 50 tests per day; we just passed 400 confirmed cases and are now seeing fatalities. We also just took back several planes full of missionaries that had been crammed together in a space intended for 200, sharing beds and sleeping in shifts right next to each other. All their families showed up at the airport to welcome them home.

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This sign appeared a few days later

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Then there's this gem:

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So, long story short, we're about to find out if stupid really does kill.
 

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I've been sceptical about the China numbers for some time but in their case I also don't believe the truth will out.
 
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