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The U.S. sets another daily record for new cases, surpassing 59,000.

As President Trump continued to press for a broader reopening of the United States, the country set another record for new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with more than 59,400 infections announced, according to a New York Times database. It was the fifth national record set in nine days.

The previous record, 56,567, was reported on Friday.

The country reached a total of three million cases on Tuesday as the virus continued its resurgence in the West and the South. At least five states — Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia — set single-day records for new infections on Wednesday.

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On 7/4/2020 at 10:36 AM, kallend said:

We're planning a day trip to Mackinac Island next week.  Will have minimal contact with the locals and don't need the ferry.

Flying in and staying on the North end of the Island?  I go there every couple of years.  It's not the locals you should worry about, it's the visitors packed into fudge shops.

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2 minutes ago, DJL said:

 

Flying in and staying on the North end of the Island?  I go there every couple of years.  It's not the locals you should worry about, it's the visitors packed into fudge shops.

just a day trip.  Masks required in all stores - people very good about it.

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Up here in Washington state, the wife and I do two businesses. The first is Adventure Books of Seattle, a very small US trade press. We release the occasional book through Ingram at the trade rate worldwide. (50-55% off the cover price) No bookstore. We're wholesale. Money is steady each month, but you couldn't live on it. 

The other business is housecleaning for mostly upscale customers. We have no other employees. That's been going for twenty years and we're retiring next year. (From full time work anyway)

This Covid has made it difficult for us. We had to put these special protocols in place. The customers have to be elsewhere (they usually are anyway) or at least on the other end of the house while we work. This is our main income from working, but luckily we just started getting Social Security as well. So we are getting by. All kids long grown. Every time we go out from the house, we know the risks. Wife Gayla is more positive about it. I am a little fatalistic. ("If we get it, we're in the danger zone group. We will probably die," I told her.) Fortunately most of the families we work with have been with us for well over five years, some for a decade or longer, and we no longer take on any new customers. You go out. You try to be extremely careful and do 'the stuff' like the masks, the handwashing, etc. But both of us know there are no guarantees. 

This is starting to sound like whining. Maybe I should stop right there. :/ The thing that really bugs me the most is that so many people we know, so many families, have it worse than we do. And it all seems so pointless, so unnecessary, and was probably preventable. Not the virus itself, but that it has reached the levels of damage it has. With any kind of reasonable leadership at the top when this all started, I'm sure it would not have gotten this bad. The hospitals, the morgues, the graveyards continue to fill. It's depressing. 

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If it's OK to require women to cover their boobs in public, why do so many idiots think it violates their rights to require people to cover their mouths and noses?

If the laws on "indecent" exposure can be enforced, why do so many GOP governors think rules on mask use can't be enforced?

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3 hours ago, kallend said:

If it's OK to require women to cover their boobs in public, why do so many idiots think it violates their rights to require people to cover their mouths and noses?

If the laws on "indecent" exposure can be enforced, why do so many GOP governors think rules on mask use can't be enforced?

Boobs for brains?

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30 minutes ago, Phil1111 said:

Boobs for brains?

My wife recently gave birth to our first child in January. She is breastfeeding, and I have been amazed and the innate intelligence in that whole biological system. In other words I am sure boobs everywhere would be insulted by this comparison. xD The boobs are way smarter than that.

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51 minutes ago, DougH said:

My wife recently gave birth to our first child in January. She is breastfeeding, and I have been amazed and the innate intelligence in that whole biological system. In other words I am sure boobs everywhere would be insulted by this comparison. xD The boobs are way smarter than that.

Congratulations. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 10:38 AM, yoink said:

From article:

"A dozen patients had inflammation of the central nervous system, 10 had brain disease with delirium or psychosis, eight had strokes and a further eight had peripheral nerve problems, mostly diagnosed as Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune reaction that attacks the nerves and causes paralysis. It is fatal in 5% of cases."
 

 

Freaky stuff.  I'm just wondering if they're saying that these disorders are directly caused by corona whereby anyone can be affected like this, or is covid exacerbating certain medical conditions.  for example, is it causing Guillain-Barré syndrome, or is it making the symptoms of that disease more severe.

(not trying to dismiss anything, just trying to understand.)

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1 hour ago, kallend said:

I'm still waiting for someone who thinks mask requirements infringe on their freedoms to explain why breast covering requirements don't infringe on womens' freedoms.

FYI:

Boulder CO is currently requiring masks on all employees and customers of businesses open to the public.

Boulder CO still does not require women to cover their breasts.

^_^

 

 

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1 hour ago, Coreece said:

Freaky stuff.  I'm just wondering if they're saying that these disorders are directly caused by corona whereby anyone can be affected like this, or is covid exacerbating certain medical conditions.  for example, is it causing Guillain-Barré syndrome, or is it making the symptoms of that disease more severe.

Probably a combination of both.  We are learning more about the disease, and one thing that's become clear is that it's not a respiratory disease - it's a vascular disease, one that enters through the lungs.  It certainly can exacerbate many other conditions, but it is also causing several maladies, including stroke, kidney failure and peripheral ischemia.

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From the UK Metro news site:

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A young conspiracy theorist has died of coronavirus after trying to catch the disease at a ‘Covid party’ to prove it was a hoax.

The unidentified victim, who was in their 30s and from San Antonio in Texas, spoke of their regret to a nurse after testing positive for Covid-19 and being rushed to hospital, where they later died.

Dr Jane Appleby, from Methodist Healthcare said: ‘Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said “I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”‘ Dr Appleby also spoke of her horror at hearing how the Covid-19 victim had attended a party with someone who tested positive for the disease in a bid to disprove experts’ warnings about the danger coronavirus poses. She told News4: ‘This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the Covid virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected… It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible. I don’t want to be an alarmist and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.’

Texas has seen a massive surge in coronavirus cases since mid-June, and has now recorded more than 250,000 diagnoses, and over 3,100 deaths. Governor Greg Abbott has ordered his citizens to wear a mask in public, after being criticized for reopening the Lone Star state too early.

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27 minutes ago, billvon said:

From the UK Metro news site:

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A young conspiracy theorist has died of coronavirus after trying to catch the disease at a ‘Covid party’ to prove it was a hoax.

The unidentified victim, who was in their 30s and from San Antonio in Texas, spoke of their regret to a nurse after testing positive for Covid-19 and being rushed to hospital, where they later died.

Dr Jane Appleby, from Methodist Healthcare said: ‘Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said “I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”‘ Dr Appleby also spoke of her horror at hearing how the Covid-19 victim had attended a party with someone who tested positive for the disease in a bid to disprove experts’ warnings about the danger coronavirus poses. She told News4: ‘This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the Covid virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected… It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible. I don’t want to be an alarmist and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.’

Texas has seen a massive surge in coronavirus cases since mid-June, and has now recorded more than 250,000 diagnoses, and over 3,100 deaths. Governor Greg Abbott has ordered his citizens to wear a mask in public, after being criticized for reopening the Lone Star state too early.

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As my static line instructor said to me during my first jump course, “If yer gonna be dumb, yud better be tough.’

 

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6 hours ago, kallend said:

I'm still waiting for someone who thinks mask requirements infringe on their freedoms to explain why breast covering requirements don't infringe on womens' freedoms.

That idea can be simplified even further with "no shoes, no shirt, no service."

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