The power of staying at home during the #Coronavirus crisis.pic.twitter.com/L4ofY2f6xF
— WWFP (@WorldwideFP) March 25, 2020
Watch: City streets across the globe emptied during coronavirus lockdowns https://t.co/8bA0k5yn3k pic.twitter.com/K4XfFMTCz8
— TIME (@TIME) March 25, 2020
Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is no better than regular coronavirus care, study finds https://t.co/GTMJgsyYt2
— Bloomberg (@business) March 25, 2020
South Korea’s #coronavirus response is an astonishing success.
This doctor explains how they turned around his hospital in Daegu ?? from chaos to exemplary operation. The hospital was at the epicenter of outbreak
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) March 25, 2020
Physical distancing works! Santa Clara County, CA acted faster than Miami-Dade, FL — so atypical fevers declined sooner. pic.twitter.com/qfmOWJ4Trc
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) March 24, 2020
They are generated by selecting specific counties on this website: https://t.co/n6JgNomDcF
The have some additional information on how the data is collected and analyzed linked on that page.
— Erik S (@GoodBrain) March 25, 2020
If this is a war, don't surrender now. Stay the course. Dead people can't shop. https://t.co/2UmDzhjOP2
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 25, 2020
Crazy seeing the #coronavirus cases charted like this! pic.twitter.com/2vCJZ1TD05
— Raphael Wright (@fairo_rafa) March 25, 2020
the Bobi Wine we all love ? pic.twitter.com/kVexcMHyav
— President Saleh (@realsalehUG) March 25, 2020
Award-winning dancehall artiste, @shattawalegh advises Ghanaians to follow the health advice and the measures being put in place to protect lives, and put aside their differences to help fight the deadly #Coronavirus #3NewsGH pic.twitter.com/OvLWP2dIjA
— #TV3GH (@tv3_ghana) March 25, 2020
DESOPADEC MD/CEO Bashorun Askia Ogieh delivers a speech in Pidgin English on how to protect ourselves against the Corona Virus Pandemic. pic.twitter.com/T164BSDpvC
— Odio Don Odafe (@OdioDon) March 25, 2020
South Africa's Coronavirus cases jump to 709, the highest in Africa.
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) March 25, 2020
"Think of Alexandra in Joburg, where over 700k ppl are estimated to live in < 5 sq kms, Mbare in Harare with some 800,000, Kibera in Nairobi with at least 250k, & Makoko in Lagos with over 300k whose homes are built on stilts in a lagoon." #coronavirus https://t.co/qnFXlPU6WW
— Jonathan Said (@JonathanSaid1) March 24, 2020
“To save India, to save every Indian citizen, to save you.”
1.3 billion Indians are now under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise. pic.twitter.com/ZeTH2WZsge
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) March 25, 2020
Congress government in Punjab is now working on a model to deliver essentials at home and provide cooked food to the homeless and poor. We have to join hands to fight this pandemic. #CongressFightsCoronahttps://t.co/KTA11gCmzH
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 25, 2020
West Bengal: Hospitals in Kolkata are being disinfected by Municipal Corporation, in wake of the #Coronavirus outbreak. Visuals from SSKM Hospital. pic.twitter.com/wtQbydsHVO
— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2020
Doctors in India say they are being discriminated against over fears they may be infected after working with coronavirus patients.
Some doctors have even reported being evicted, or facing threats that their electricity will be cut off. https://t.co/lCmtTmuj0l
— CNN (@CNN) March 25, 2020
Experts have cautioned that India is not testing enough people to know the true extent of the spread of coronavirus — and have questioned the viability and sustainability of a nationwide lockdown. https://t.co/ZmZlwnozyd
— CNN International (@cnni) March 25, 2020
Indonesian MOH announced 105 new #COVID19 cases and 3 more deaths total bringing the total to 790 cases and 58 deaths https://t.co/OCQ241zjPA
— COVID19 Updates in Asia (@SEACoronavirus) March 25, 2020
The number of coronavirus patients in Singapore aged between 20 and 29 has overtaken that of patients aged 60 and above to become the largest infected group. Here's how it happened: https://t.co/bYroQJiPcM pic.twitter.com/WRzYbbW7Lt
— The Straits Times (@STcom) March 25, 2020
Wuhan, hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, reopens commercial outlets to residents in an orderly manner. https://t.co/d9YumiRQEa pic.twitter.com/qSOYhElAEJ
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 25, 2020
A senior Iranian official ruled out "foreign" help on the ground to deal with the coronavirus epidemic after an offer from a France-based medical charity, as the country's death toll from the illness neared 2,000 https://t.co/odxz8Q2ffO
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 24, 2020
"This is your chance to do the right thing. Stay at home."
A Co Mayo woman living in Bergamo, the Italian city hit worst hit by coronavirus, is urging the Irish public to abide by new stringent measures here. #coronavirus @rtenews #covid19 pic.twitter.com/ICe6td7N1C
— RTÉ (@rte) March 25, 2020
There is a place in Italy where the coronavirus has been defeated. In
Vò, small settlement of 3,300 inhabitants in the countryside of the Veneto region, about 70km from Venice, it eliminated the virus after testing every single resident.pic.twitter.com/VbGnuwpBse
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) March 25, 2020
An Italian priest who contracted #coronavirus has died after donating his respirator to a younger patient who was also battling the illness https://t.co/cDa5SAsl0q
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2020
Cyclists have been trying to get drivers to practice social distancing for years, but it takes a #Coronavirus pandemic to back off 1.5m. pic.twitter.com/YoP7gM7hAg
— William Noah Glucroft (@wnglucroft) March 25, 2020
This is the best and clearest explanation of why people need to stay at home you could ever wish to see pic.twitter.com/49MgadlctI
— Alan White (@aljwhite) March 22, 2020
Have you heard that half of the United Kingdom is probably infected with #COVID19 #coronavirus?
Turns out it's very unlikely to be true
My new piece ping @MackayIM @drg1985 @DoctorYasmin @aetiology https://t.co/dJcNo72veV
— Health "Physical Isolation" Nerd (@GidMK) March 25, 2020
Moscow's coronavirus outbreak much worse than it looks, Putin ally says https://t.co/3os1d09yoJ pic.twitter.com/CImJGzt7bm
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 24, 2020
'Act like you have COVID-19': Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says as New Zealand heads into lockdown https://t.co/4MH3jnj7ru via @pravemn Follow the latest news on coronavirus with our live blog: https://t.co/uF0vBDT2ZZ pic.twitter.com/DDTqH4q4Hr
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 25, 2020
We are currently doubling our number of coronavirus cases every three days.
During this crisis, Australians need clarity… not confusion.
Here’s one simple #coronavirus message ?? pic.twitter.com/6ICP3zmE52
— Kristina Keneally (@KKeneally) March 25, 2020
World leaders are unable to meet face to face but Saudi organisers are confident the summit can still be an effective step towards building a global response to the #coronavirus https://t.co/CsUYT7M38J
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2020
Prevention is better than cure
follow the instructions to prevent #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/zsMviVJPNq
— Mohamed Ali (@mohamed19_ali) March 25, 2020
The #COVID19 numbers are skyrocketing — now >422,000.
The USA ranks 3rd in the world with >55,000 #conoravirus cases — 7% of the global total. Look at the slope of the pandemic — the yellow graphic bottom right. pic.twitter.com/h3bm2W1B9x
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) March 25, 2020
Antibody tests can broadly survey who cleared a #COVID19 infection without knowing it. https://t.co/cjiJtX1G6E #research #medicine
— HumanVaccinesProject (@HumanVacProject) March 25, 2020
This is really interesting. Eager to see if BCG, the TB vaccine, may offer some short-term protection against #Covid19. It's known to broadly boost immunity. Smart story. https://t.co/7Zze4r2nfX
— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) March 24, 2020
The amazing Dr. @maiamajumder nails it with this paper in @LancetGH. This shows that since February this virus had the potential to be epidemic. The US failure to communicate the extent of our unpreparedness is the reason why we are where we are today. https://t.co/CfwIehzil3
— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) March 25, 2020
Awesome as usual, AL. Thank you.
From the Alan White tweet, this coronavirus is so contagious, one person could infect 59,000 people. Wow. Thank you, AL.
Finally, Italy is really enforcing shelter in place, we were stopped twice yesterday at 7.30 a.m. on our way to stand in line for entry to the supermarket. We showed our self-certification that we were not actively sick or had been tested as positive for the virus, (but without universal testing, how would we know?), carabinieri reminded us that the penalty for leaving home without a good reason is now fines of 1,000 eu and possible confiscation of the car. There is quite a feeling of impending doom here, and we know that until antibody testing, if we can even seroconvert against Covid-19, this will go on for many months or a year. Either antibody testing or a vaccine will be the key to unlocking us.
I had to call in for refills on Woof’s meds. I was pleasantly surprised when the vet’s office told me I would have to pay by phone from the parking lot and they would bring it out to me. Knowing it is the vets, who are well versed in infectious diseases for animals after all, I shouldn’t have been surprised, but this is a small red town, in a very red county, in the reddest of states. It’s nice to see the fact that the stupid isn’t universal be demonstrated.
A nice employer story from Redville too: As previously reported my wife’s employer asked all their employees to work from home if at all possible last week. Sadly, my wife was unable to make it work via our satellite internet. So she went back to working the evening shift at the office. The very empty office. In an employee chat room she made a comment about how “eerie” it was being alone in this building that she was used to having at least a dozen and a half other people inside when she was working, and when she walked out at 11:30 PM, her car was the only one in the lot. That was all she ever said about it. In fact, when she had told me of it I offered to drive up and meet her in the lot and she just pshawed the suggestion saying it wasn’t that big a deal.
One of the bosses saw her comment tho. Monday she got a call and they told her her shift had been changed to day shift and her night shift had been given to someone who could work from home.
As one who is extremely distrustful of all things corporate in America, and am always waiting for the shiv to slip between the ribs, it would appear that this is a company that really does care about their employees and are proving it every day with all the proactive measures they are taking now, up to and including a very generous paid leave program of, iirc up to 18 weeks.
@La Nonna: Glad you are hanging in there. What a terrible situation. I’m afraid before too long, many of us will be in the same boat.
I believe you’re right about the importance of antibody testing. With such a high infection rate and wide range of symptoms (from none to severe), it’s really important to develop that capacity so people who are immune can know their status and help protect those who are sick/not immune.
I am pleased to read her company watches out for their employees.
Perhaps they’re not so big that she is just a number on a spreadsheet?
@OzarkHillbilly: Good to hear. Both the vet and your wife’s company.
ETA: Just saw that Prince Charles has tested positive, but not Camilla. They are quarantined at home, so hopefully he just has a mild case.
@MagdaInBlack: My wife started there 3 (?) months ago. It had been a local cable/communications provider, mostly family owned. Just before she got hired Cable One bought them. Part of me wonders how much of this is a hangover from the old days, but the work from home mandate required a considerable outlay of capitol to gear up for it, the leave policy was obviously instituted from the top (first 8 weeks at full pay, next 10 weeks at 3/4) so obviously those 2 come from the top.
I have no idea how big Cable One is.
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Yes, and look at the charts for the SF Bay Area, being a pack of Liberards just saved my life, so suck on it you Red State anti science twats.
Keep reading kudos for Cuomo. What about DeBlasio? How’s he doing?
Let’s hope he’s right (from the Guardian’s Liveblog of a science committee meeting in Parliament):
900,000 customers. You may be right: hangover from the old days.
But, Im cynical, having had my smaller company bought out by BigMegaWeCouldGivaShite Corp. ?
I think we’re gonna need to test the world if we want to beat this thing now. Wild.
“2020: the year we took EVERYONE’S temp and swabbed their noses.”
That’s just a lot of swabs, is what I’m sayin’…
@R-Jud: This is the first positive outlook from the UK that I have read, so color me skeptical.
@OzarkHillbilly: I believe Cable One has somewhere around 700k-800k broadband subscribers and less than half that in video subscribers. It’s a really interesting company and one of the first (and certainly the largest for a long time) to embrace the idea of phasing out their video services. It’s seems to be a successful model so far, but the rest of the industry is watching them closely.
Trump always appalls me, but I’m even more appalled after hearing a clip of him saying he doesn’t want to invoke the National Defense Act because he thinks it’s “socialist.” Money Over Lives: the new Christianity.
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The testing is for the leadership not the individuals. And if a country’s leadership wants to do a Trump and pretend there is no problem, they will find out the hard way their county has the pandemic like Russia just did when the death rates shoots up to catastrophic levels.
Thanks for the update. I appreciate these
@OzarkHillbilly: I was wondering whether or not to venture to the vet to pick up the fancy flea/tick pills or just order Advantage online. Maybe I’ll call.
@JPL: Yeah call. Woof needs his meds just as I do otherwise I wouldn’t venture out.
So a quick comment about Houston before I go to work. Houston – or more accurately Harris County – issued a ‘stay home’ order. Semantics, I know, but basically you’re supposed to stay home unless you’re an employee of an essential industry/business, in which case the company decides if you stay home.
It’s a half step.
It’s the 16 “essential” industries plus groceries and food (and alcohol). Take-out/delivery restaurants are exempt. Lawn workers are exempt. Construction is exempt. And the list goes on.
The good is that based on traffic this morning it is affecting 3/4 of the area’s residents. The bad news it’s only 3/4.
One thing worth keeping in mind, though, is that Houston is built on oil. And as an adjunct plus the really good port here we’re big on transportation. So anything short of ‘everyone lock down we don’t care unless you’re medical’ is going to leave 40% of the employers open – which implies that with only 1/4 of people on the roads a lot of the businesses are issuing stay-at-home for a lot of their people.
Me, I run a shipping and receiving warehouse for a company, and the product moved is used all the time. Nope, not going further. Rules, etc. But the bottom line is that while I’m not on the medical front I’ve got to pay attention to infection risks and preventive measures for warehouse workers who come in contact with over the road drivers — and vice versa.
Back to Houston. It’s going to have an impact, but it’s frustrating to know what it /could/ be. Oh, and frightening to know what it could be if some people’s “protect the economy” stupidity sways it all.
I noticed discussion above of using bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) to stimulate the immune system. This is odd stuff — a weaken form of bovine tuberculosis (!?) that causes a general immune reaction, not a specific response to the coronavirus. I know about BCG because it is used in the treatment of bladder cancer to provoke harsh inflammation in the bladder to destroy tumor cells that get loose during surgery. I’ve never had it, but I hear it’s really unpleasant.
Well, that explains why I googled tb vaccine, and now I’m getting an ad for bladder cancer treatment.
That was quick.
Thank you AL for these daily updates. They must take a tremendous amount of time to compile, and I appreciate the wide range of information they bring to my attention. I hope you can keep them coming!
I’ve got two days to put my job on hold. Then the wild world of pandemic unemployment.
It’s not like we don’t have a model of a successful non-authoritarian response, and that’s South Korea. Of course, our national leadership will learn nothing from the SK experience, but it does show what’s possible.
@OzarkHillbilly: Me too. But it *was* the lead author of the Imperial College paper talking…
@R-Jud: Yeah I considered that, just felt like he might be giving old Boris some of the trump sycophant treatment. Not saying he is, just that I am waiting for confirmation from other sources.
Gin & Tonic
@p.a.: He’s about as popular as Trump these days.
@OzarkHillbilly: Thanks, Ozark. Good news is good news.
I work for a small telecommunications shop that was bought out by PrettyBigCorp. As a network engineer I can work from home, and did about once a week on average, doc appts and such. When the CoVirus came up, as a hypertensive diabetic I decided that WFH was the way to go, and notified my boss: previously all that was required. But now he kicked it upstairs, and I was required to open a claim with the insurance for FMLA/disability, which was a PITA and my case didn’t really fit their choices so I’m sure it was munged up. Just as that gets rolling, the next day the company issues their Policy, which let me WFH. Now I had to kill the claim, which wasn’t so hard, except I’m still getting automated haven’t-got-the-message stuff, like the paperwork in the mail today. OTOH, I’ve already lost about 12 lbs. just by virtue of eating at home rather than out (I never got the hang of brown-bagging it).