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8 hours ago, unclevlad said:

What bites, to me, is the need IMO to be this anal with regard to confirmation.  So thanks for your patience and diligence finding it.

 

I've been using Newsguard for a bit now. 

 

It's not perfect, but it generally identifies the sites that can't be trusted at all and points out the key flaws of the ones that get a passing grade.

 

Trust is not earned much these days.  Most times that I fail to get 2 or 3 confirming sources I end up regretting it.

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3 hours ago, Lord Liaden said:

Nature has been showing us with increasing frequency in recent years, that our civilization isn't eternal and invulnerable, but actually very fragile. Many of us have taken that message to heart, and that may fuel positive change in future. Probably not enough to prevent major bad stuff from happening, but perhaps enough to ameliorate it.

 

Outer space, here we come.

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The U.S. is rocketing away from the rest of the world in total case count, though the trajectory is going linear rather than exponential.  The U.S. has already surpassed China in reported deaths, as has France.  None of these yet approach the Spanish death toll, at nearly three 9/11s, or Italy, at four.

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1 hour ago, Old Man said:

The U.S. is rocketing away from the rest of the world in total case count, though the trajectory is going linear rather than exponential.  The U.S. has already surpassed China in reported deaths, as has France.  None of these yet approach the Spanish death toll, at nearly three 9/11s, or Italy, at four.

 

The rate of growth for the US case count is unclear.  NBC News has a graph...26th-28th, it was consistent at ~ 18,000 new cases a day.  29th, tho, was 20,000, and yesterday 22,000.

 

And of course, how much of this is truly new cases, or simply tests becoming more common?  HOPE you're right that the curve's flattening somewhat, but it's early.

 

Scary aspect...death rate is now about 2% of total known cases.  Scary aspect #2:  combined death tolls in Italy and Spain will pass the estimated number of people *injured* in 9/11 within a couple of days.  25,000 estimated non-fatal injuries from 9/11;  Italy and Spain, 21,000 deaths.

Another comparison came to mind.  In 3-4 days, more people will have died from CV worldwide, than the number of US soldiers killed in Vietnam.

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3 hours ago, Old Man said:

The U.S. is rocketing away from the rest of the world in total case count, though the trajectory is going linear rather than exponential.  The U.S. has already surpassed China in reported deaths, as has France.  None of these yet approach the Spanish death toll, at nearly three 9/11s, or Italy, at four.

the linear trajectory may be misleading because we are limited by the number of tests available.  The death trajectory, sadly, will be likely the most accurate measure of pace.  The next 3 months will be a combination of boredom, depression and terror.  

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21 minutes ago, megaplayboy said:

the linear trajectory may be misleading because we are limited by the number of tests available.  The death trajectory, sadly, will be likely the most accurate measure of pace.  The next 3 months will be a combination of boredom, depression and terror.  

 

With their consequences...fear and anger.  Especially as individuals' finances collapse.

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My senator dropped this handy guide to federal benefits for people affected by the virus and/or the resulting lockdown:

  • Tax Relief
  • Emergency Paid Leave
  • Expanded Unemployment Benefits
  • Additional Veterans Benefits
  • Small Business Payroll and Operating Expense Relief
  • Homeowner/Renter Protection and Loan Forbearance

among others.  Seriously read it all, there's some good stuff in there.

 

 

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<wince>

 

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US death toll today is nipping at the heels........of Spain's.  Not the total number, but today's.  Right now Worldometers is showing a touch over 700 today.  And their definition of a day (midnight GMT) isn't quite over.

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