2 thoughts on “Good news, eh?

  1. Spectator says:

    According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the virus has killed at least 603,285 people worldwide as of Sunday. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
    Nearly one quarter of those deaths are accounted for by the U.S. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/19/892817304/global-coronavirus-deaths-surpass-600-000-with-u-s-accounting-for-nearly-a-quart
    The U.S. reports approximately 5,000 deaths each week, according to Reuters. In contrast, Canada has reported a total of 8,800 deaths since the start of the pandemic. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-casualties/u-s-coronavirus-deaths-surpass-140000-as-outbreak-worsens-idUSKCN24K022

    The President of the United States and his Senior White House adviser at work

  2. Inconvenient realities says:

    “In recent months, scientists have learned more about how easily this new coronavirus can spread in public:
    This virus can be spread by just talking or breathing.
    Coronavirus is highly contagious. Without mitigation efforts like stay-at-home orders, each person with the coronavirus infects an average of two to three other people. That makes it twice as contagious as the flu.
    It’s easy to spread the coronavirus without any symptoms — either from asymptomatic carriers or pre-symptomatic carriers.
    — This virus has a long incubation period — up to 14 days — giving a wide window of opportunity for people to infect others before they even know they’re infected.
    — Carriers may be most contagious in the 48 hours before they get symptoms, making transmission even more blind.
    In other words, it’s not just people who are sneezing and coughing who can spread coronavirus. It’s often people who look completely normal and don’t have a fever. And that could include you.”

    “What characterizes the last story in a TV news broadcast?” http://newsactivist.com/en/articles/knowledge-and-media-1216/what-characterizes-last-story-tv-news-broadcast
    Re: Glurge see https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Glurge

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