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COVID-19 - Breaking News [OFFICIAL THREAD]

Hameedeh

Information changes rapidly and some news reports can be unreliable. We appreciate participation during this pandemic, but some replies can be removed if inaccurate. This thread is ONLY for breaking news.

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2140GMT/1740EDT,Monday,18May2020

4,870,167 Cases (+70,901)

319,174 Deaths (+2,654)

1,893,492 Recoveries

2,657,501 Currently lnfected Patients of which 43,870 are Serious or Critical

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Gov't Murder

Last April, there was this don't-send-the-old-to-hospital  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/19/anger-in-sweden-as-elderly-pay-price-for-coronavirus-strategy 

Now this report from BBC:  https://bbc.com/news/world-europe-52704836   "palliative care" is denied and the old are left to suffocate to death.  :fever:"l am sick".

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Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut John Glenn, died in Minniesota at age 100 from "complications of covid-19".

2231GMT/1831EDT,Tuesday,19May2020

4,979,487 Cases  (+91,363)

324,378 Deaths  (+4,413)

1,951,111 Recoveries

2,703,998 Currently lnfected of which 45,066 are Serious or Critical 

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On 5/17/2020 at 7:31 PM, Diaz said:

A lady in Twitter said her state is going to open soon, is that true? I thought USA will be locked down till next month or more if I’m not mistaken.

Each state has their own plan on opening and the dates are different. Sometimes a city or a county in a state will have their own day of reopening. Larger cities with high populations are usually more restrictive in opening.

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On 5/17/2020 at 8:31 PM, Diaz said:

A lady in Twitter said her state is going to open soon, is that true? I thought USA will be locked down till next month or more if I’m not mistaken.

According to my state's health department, cases here have been decreasing for almost the entire month of May. They're starting a slow process of reopening. I hope people are smart and cautious and the numbers don't go back up. 

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Added screenshot from health department website

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2324GMT/1924EDT,Wed,20May2020

5,079,893 Cases (+96,956)

329,180 Deaths (+4,626)

2,019,722 Recoveries

2,730,991  Currently lnfected of which 45,798 are Serious or Critical

 

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Pres. Rouhani: Iranian nation displayed historic miracle in fighting coronavirus through unity, solidarity

https://en.abna24.com/news//pres-rouhani-iranian-nation-displayed-historic-miracle-in-fighting-coronavirus-through-unity-solidarity_1038718.html

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1] Lufthansa has its 10-year-old A380s parked in Spain --"never to fly again"

2]  DeutscheWelle carried a C-19 report by Ulrike Heimes where the Berlin Cathedral was an "epi-center" for an outbreak. l have no link but is on the current dw.com Live Stream. Interviewing theCantor for the choir, there was a socially-distanced work which ended up infecting ~60 people. As each participant was outside droplet range and made droplet-borne infection nearly impossible, researchers turned their attention to aerosols -which before this,the medical authorities had considered too small to carry the virus.

OPINE: :ranting: Ever since WW2 -that l know of and had in NBC school 40 years ago- aerosols is the principle means of deploying biological weapons --which are of bacterial size. So the much smaller viruses are more easily carried in aerosols from breathing.

How could anyone considered "competent" have "overlooked" this?

:locked:

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8 hours ago, hasanhh said:

2324GMT/1924EDT,Wed,20May2020

5,079,893 Cases (+96,956)

329,180 Deaths (+4,626)

2,019,722 Recoveries

2,730,991  Currently lnfected of which 45,798 are Serious or Critical

 

After this post, the daily new cases was updated to show 100,400+ new cases as additional countries reported or updated their own figures. This makes 20May2020 the first 100k day.

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2224GMT/1824EDT, Thursday,21May2020

5,173,842 Cases (+90,427)

333,173 Deaths (+3,934)

2,068,608 Recoveries

2,772,058 Currently lnfected Patients of which 45,574 are Serious or Critical

Reported by news media: 38 million Americans have now lost their jobs due to C-19. From the additional ~2 million in past week.

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2400GMT(end of day)/2000EDT, Friday,22May2020

5,298,207 Cases (+107,716)

339,425 Deaths (+5,252)

2,156,382 Recoveries

2,802,400 Active Cases of which 44,583 are Serious or Critical

 

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7 hours ago, hasanhh said:

2400GMT(end of day)/2000EDT, Friday,22May2020

5,298,207 Cases (+107,716)

339,425 Deaths (+5,252)

2,156,382 Recoveries

2,802,400 Active Cases of which 44,583 are Serious or Critical

 

A 6.4% kick the bucket rate? All of a sudden covid-19 is starting to seem like peanuts according to those statistics. Last time I checked and ran some numbers the chance of death by covid19 was much higher. :worried:

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5 hours ago, The Green Knight said:

A 6.4% kick the bucket rate? All of a sudden covid-19 is starting to seem like peanuts according to those statistics. Last time I checked and ran some numbers the chance of death by covid19 was much higher. :worried:

I'm pretty sure we talked about this at least a month ago. The percentage back in March in the US was actually around 3%, then it had risen to 4%, and then to 5% by April.

If I'm not mistaken, I think it was you who was throwing out some bizarre number of like a 20% death rate or something outrageous. 

I'll go find the post.

 

Here it is:

Your original line of reasoning suggesting that 1/5 cases resulted in death, didn't make sense from the beginning.

The data has been pretty consistent, it's your own perspective that has changed.

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On 5/6/2020 at 10:12 PM, hasanhh said:

At the market yesterday, the management had removed the dividers from the checkout lines.

For the longest time I did not reply to you, because I couldn't understand what a divider is. You mean those little things that you put on the conveyor belt to separate your items from the person ahead of you. :D 

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2400GMT/2000EDT, Eid, Sunday,24May2020

5,494,455 Cases (+96,505)

346,434 Deaths (+2,826)

2,299,345 Recoveries

2,848,676 Active Cases of which 53,224 are Serious or Critical

The US will have 100,000+ Reported Deaths by Monday the 25th.

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On 5/23/2020 at 8:11 PM, iCenozoic said:

I'm pretty sure we talked about this at least a month ago. The percentage back in March in the US was actually around 3%, then it had risen to 4%, and then to 5% by April.

If I'm not mistaken, I think it was you who was throwing out some bizarre number of like a 20% death rate or something outrageous. 

Then why so much change and economical sacrifice internationally? Driving on a highway or riding an airplane or other diseases has probably more than 5% chance of death.

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3 hours ago, hasanhh said:

2400GMT/2000EDT, Eid, Sunday,24May2020

5,494,455 Cases (+96,505)

346,434 Deaths (+2,826)

2,299,345 Recoveries

2,848,676 Active Cases of which 53,224 are Serious or Critical

The US will have 100,000+ Reported Deaths by Monday the 25th.

These numbers kinda frustrate me. Actually the whole thing frustrates me. Consensus is, the virus is real, the rest is...

5,494,544, that they know of. These are people with symptoms getting tested. The 2.8M active cases are those who noticed they were sick. My Pharmacist said the majority of people are asymptomatic and have no idea they even had it. If they could identify all cases I'm sure the total would be much higher but it wouldn't fit the objective.
While I understand the need for these numbers, there are no real numbers on those who now have antibodies. From what I understand antibodies are also saving lives. I'd be thinking antibodies are a more important test these days than the covid test. Those who were asymptomatic carry them and have no idea...and nobody is testing them. I had to go for a blood tests, no antibody test,

I'm scheduled to give blood, They love me, they want me to make an appointment 100klms away every 56 days, I'm RH-. I've been told there's no antibody test. What if I was asymptomatic, (or almost back in Jan.), If they take blood from 1000 donors and find antibodies in one, it's worth the effort. If they started a drive looking for antibodies from anyone willing, they'd fill their blood banks and possibly find antibodies. If someone has antibodies they can give every 56 days. How would you feel knowing you could save a life every 56 days?

I'm thinking if anyone else has noticed this pandemic is more political than medical I could take off my tinfoil hat. 

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7 hours ago, The Green Knight said:

Then why so much change and economical sacrifice internationally? Driving on a highway or riding an airplane or other diseases has probably more than 5% chance of death.

It's all about harms benefits analyses. Especially starting off, nobody really knew what the death rate would be. At a point in the US, we were experiencing over 2,000 deaths per day, hospitals were being overwhelmed (some still are), there is no vaccine either which means that hypothetically without social distancing, the virus could infect every individual. If every individual were infected, we could very well have several hundred thousand more deaths (though we may yet hit 200,000 deaths before this is all over).

Consider how NY has over 30,000 deaths, while California with twice the population has almost 4,000. A difference being congestion of NY and an easier environment for the spread of the virus.

And it's also worth considering that nation's take precautions simply because nation's can afford to do so. Yes many have suffered from closure of the economy, but here in the US, suffering isn't like impoverished 3rd world country suffering, it just means you get a 1200 dollar check in the mail and you sit at home filing for unemployment. 

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6 minutes ago, iCenozoic said:

yet hit 200,000 deaths before this is all over).

As l heard on TV this morning, the US has "500,000" deaths from cancer each year.

Chile's President warns that the hospital system is "near its limit".

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1 minute ago, hasanhh said:

As l heard on TV this morning, the US has "500,000" deaths from cancer each year.

Chile's President warns that the hospital system is "near its limit".

It's true that some 10,000 people die from falling down stairs every year as well. Social distancing can save lives when it comes to a virus, but obviously social distancing won't help with cancer. If social distancing did help with cancer, and if cancer was contagious, and if we were able to develop a vaccine that could eradicate cancer, I'm sure we would social distance for cancer. I know I personally would.

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11 minutes ago, iCenozoic said:

Social distancing can save lives when . . .

practiced.

For Saturday and Sunday, many areas in America saw people totally ignore their own health.

14 days is said to be the "incubation period" with a median time of 4.5-5 days and 97% within 11.5 days after exposure.

:cryhappy:"Hope for the best, inshallah."

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44 minutes ago, hasanhh said:

practiced.

For Saturday and Sunday, many areas in America saw people totally ignore their own health.

14 days is said to be the "incubation period" with a median time of 4.5-5 days and 97% within 11.5 days after exposure.

:cryhappy:"Hope for the best, inshallah."

Hope the second wave causes people to take it seriously. Don't think it will, but hope. Some people won't believe it's real until it affects someone they care about. 

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2400GMT/2000EDT,MemorialDay,Monday,25May2020

5,494,,455 Cases (+96,505)

346,434 Deaths (+2,826)

2,299,139 Recoveries

2,848,882 Active Cases of which 53,224 are Serious or Critical.

The US has 99,300 Deaths

The WHO fears "silent epidemic" on the African Continent as there is only 2% of reported global cases there.

Brazil has now the 2nd largest number of cases after the US [363,618 vs. 1,686,436]

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https://in.dental-tribune.com/news/new-estimate-by-the-cdc-brings-down-the-covid-19-death-rate-to-just-0-26-as-against-whos-3-4/

0.26%   [which is 2X the average influenza death rate]

Before, one number was 1%

~35% of cases are asymptomatic

A breakdown by age group is in a chart here.

 

Elsewhere, 1.8% of the US population is in nursing homes, home care, hospice and so forth, but are 42% of C-19 deaths.

This is the opposite of ltaIy's experience.

There is a direct corelation between C-19 infection rates and use of mass transit.

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12 hours ago, hasanhh said:

2400GMT/2000EDT,Tuesday,26May2020

No report.

US closed the day with 100,572 Deaths

That's not even 1% of the US population, IF ALL of those deaths directly resulted from C19... which is becoming more and more evident by the day that C19 "deaths" are only being reported as such so that hospitals get money from the U.S. CDC and to try and make President Trump look incompetent and "evil", considering that former President Obama is likely going to be in an incredibly large amount of trouble for his FISA abuses against American citizens (They ought to prosecute Obama for war crimes, but that will of course, never happen unless Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) wills it).

I'm not following C19 all that closely, my cousin's roommate had been quite sick for a while so they took him to get tested and the hospital wouldn't run the test. This is in or around Boston, MA... so I don't understand whether they simply don't have the tests or whether there is a political or other more nefarious motive in refusing to test him for C19. Last report was that the roommate's symptoms are improving and he is feeling better, but I'll check with my cousin today and see what the latest update is.

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This is a pandemic. It encompasses the globe. Its not China vs USA or democrats vs republicans guys. It is most definitely not some evil trickery by some elites. Experience has taught me that rich men's top most concern is money and for that they sacrifice everything and since this is their world they want everybody to follow suit. The silent war of economies was on and all of a sudden this happened and it is really wiping the floor with the sacred economies for which all international laws, all religions and beliefs, all morality and everything else may be sacrificed. They genocide a whole country for a few more barrels of oil (or money). And people are telling me they would commit such unprecedented and monumental sacrilege of their god the monies for something/anything else??? Preposterous.

I see God is up to something with this. We deserve the flood of Noah and who knows this is a warning shot. And I wager we will not correct ourselves. That is how I see all this. This pandemic is especially dangerous for the old and it is the old rich elite running the show (sorrows, rotchild, etc etc) so I think this is a warning for them above the rest, which I wager they will not heed.

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2153GMT/1753EDT,Wed,27May2020

5,762,906 Cases (+84,760)

355,948 Deaths (+4,294)

2,477,030 Recoveries

2,929,028 Active Cases of which 53,024 are Serious or Critical

The US has 1.741,930 Cases and 101,839 Deaths.

Brazil has 399,632 Cases and 25,035 Deaths

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2347GMT/1947EDT,Thurs,28May2020

5,900,527 Cases (+115,924)

361,764 Deaths (+4,827)

2,577,181 Recoveries

2,961,582 Active Cases of which 52,864 are Serious or Critical

Deaths per 1M population 46.4

Spain, UK, ltaIy have the highest death rates at 580,558 and 548 respectively.

Brazil and Russia have the highest number of cases after the US.

Globally, many people on finding they tested positive for C-19 have committed suicide. In NYC, one man with an antique revolver and a ketchup-covered knife tried for suicide-by-cop, but then died five days later from C-19.

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2344GMT/1944EDT,Fri,29May2020

6,025,444 Cases (+124,537)

366,401 Deaths (+4,852)

2,655,719 Recoveries

3,003,324 Active Cases of which 53,723 are Serious or Critical

The State of Louisiana could not report today -technical problems. The US -ex La.- has 1,793,017 Cases and 104,531 Deaths (+1,201)

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