Tenacious Thursday Open Thread

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We are all going to get through this, y’all. That is all.

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60 Responses to Tenacious Thursday Open Thread

  1. Woke Lola says:

  2. Mothy67 says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Candace would be great in an elected office, but she’s one of those rare people who can make bigger impacts outside the government.

    • Constance says:

      Go Candace!

      • michelina says:

        I say DO IT! you are a rare beauty in all ways. in& out———-you need to be prepared for the biggest fight of your life being a TRUMP supporter———-need a very thick skin

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Wait for it…..

  4. Angie says:

  5. Dora says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    As though CNN can’t get any shittier, they seem to be celebrating unemployment. Comments in this thread are celebrating “This will END Trump…”

  7. Woke Lola says:

    UPDATE!! Hubby tested negative for Covid-19. We are praising God and very grateful. Thank you for your support and concern!

    He still works in a hospital, and we will still be at risk everyday that he works, but thank goodness it is not a concern right now. Trump was right about that too. There is stress relief in knowing for medical professionals.

  8. Mothy67 says:

    We had our largest single day increase. (63). They did say the jump may be a result of increased testing and faster results.

  9. lyn says:

    • John Denney says:

      Read a biography of John Birch, for whom the John Birch Society is named.

      He was a kid from the South who decided to be a missionary to China. He soon mastered Chinese, and with his dark hair and tan, soon blended in like a native, traveling all over China establishing a network of believers.

      When the Japanese attacked in the 1930s, he used that same network to provide intel to The Flying Tigers. When the U.S. declared war, he was made an official intelligence officer.

      It was he who coordinated the rescue of the aircrews of Jimmy Doolittle’s daring “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” bombing run.

      Near the end of the war, he noted that Nationalist Chinese were giving their all to battle against the Japanese, but the fledgling Communist Chinese under Mao were holding back, conserving their manpower, weapons, and supplies.

      Shortly after VJ day, he was traveling via a railway handcar with one other guy when they were stopped by the Communists, who killed him and severely injured the other guy.

      The U.S. government knew all this, but let the Commies win anyway, influenced by Soviet infiltrators in unelected government positions, according to Whittaker Chambers’ 1950s book, “Witness”, and Ann Coulter’s book, “Treason”.

      The John Birch Society was founded in his honor to combat Communism. Note how it’s treated in academia and popular media, both of which were also infiltrated by Soviets since the 1920s, according to Chambers. I remember my teacher in my U.S. Government class in High School telling a joke about outhouses being built by a group of people calling themselves (punch line) The Birch John Society. What I don’t recall is him teaching anything about John Birch or the Society.

  10. taw46 says:

    Our numbers keep rising, up to 33 now.

    • lyn says:

      Death rates are around 2.5%.

    • elliesmom says:

      Rhode Island has around 550 people who have tested positive, but only 60 are hospitalized with 10 deaths. But a good portion of the folks who have tested positive or are in the hospital are people who have summer homes here and fled from places where the virus was more concentrated, which is why our governor has sent the state police to hunt down New Yorkers and take them to be tested. My doctor sent me an email saying she has authorization to send any person over 65 who requests a test to one of the mobile testing centers, but she doesn’t recommend it if you feel fine and have had no known contact with a virus carrier. If every doctor got the same message and notified her patients, I know of a dozen or so hypochondriacs who will getting in line. If they were giving out free tests for anything, they’d be there. My town still has no cases.

      • taw46 says:

        My BIL and I don’t think they need to test everyone, my sister does.
        Of the 33, 18 are travel related. I wasn’t surprised, because so many locals down here travel a lot. 28 are residents. They show 5 as non-residents, but we have many people who own 2nd homes down here and usually come for the season (Christmas through Easter). Also, some people live in Florida City and drive down to the Upper Keys for work. And of course we have no idea how many of the 33 recovered.

    • Woke Lola says:

      South Carolina saw an increase of 210 case yesterday, with Charleston County having the most new cases at 48. We had been holding steady at 19 for a few days.

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  12. 1539days says:

    The problem is that number of confirmed cases is a useless metric unless there is a consistent testing methodology. Testing is coming in waves, when supplies run out testing levels drop. The fatality rate vs. confirmed cases is rising from 1.4% to 2.4% which makes me think that the amount of testing seems to be dropping or outcomes are going south fast because of lack of medical supplies.

    If the virus has an R0 of 3 over a two-week incubation, then 100 seed cases could turn into 1,000,000 in a matter of weeks. The total % increase in number of deaths is rising slower (+25% deaths per day) from a high in the mid 30% range earlier this week. Italy has an increase of about 6% per day while South Korea is around 3% increase. Unfortunately, that still means almost 800 deaths per day in Italy.

    Even if there are 1,000,000 active cases in the US (and I think there are), there are now 10 million Americans out of work. Since that’s more claims than in any single YEAR, people are spending days on the phone trying to call into an antiquated unemployment claim system. My employer just laid of the temporary workers. New York needs to streamline their unemployment insurance right now and start mailing checks because whole families are losing their incomes.

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