The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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Mike O got publicity. That’s all he cared about. It’s been a while too - I predict we will hear from him again soon.
 

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Mike O got publicity. That’s all he cared about. It’s been a while too - I predict we will hear from him again soon.
I will say that Osterholm never lets his failures deter his confidence. He must have a short memory.
 



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(note: the "Beds in Use" site has moved to weekly updates. I am assuming they will update every Monday. And so it goes.......)

MN Covid-19 Update - Wednesday, May 12

data reported as of 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 549,087 +704. Including probable cases 590,436.

Positive test rate 4.2%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 42,021 +69.

Cases no longer needing isolation 573,350 +1,598.

Active Cases 9,831 -704.

Deaths 6,856 +14. Including probable deaths 7,255.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,138 +1. Including probable cases 4,378.

Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 31,154 +87.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,339 +22.

Total PCR tests processed 8,802,891 +16,948. Including antigen testing 9,556,213.

Number of people tested 4,138,721 +7,486.

 


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Well, it turns out this grifter was full of it (as I had claimed immediately):

 

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It’s pretty amazing to me that we still have health care workers testing positive. Even without the vaccine, I would expect they’ve had it and had immunity already, coupled with mask wearing! But they should have all been vaccinated. Why are so many still getting it? Positive test rate continues to plummet. Let’s open excel up for the playoffs! Cmon Walz
That's because the testing is shady at best. You cant count on them at all
 


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MN Covid-19 Update - Thursday, May 13

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 549,967 +877. Including probable cases 591,445.

Positive test rate 3.0%.

Health-care workers with positive cases 42,071 +50.

Cases no longer needing isolation 574,208 +858.

Active Cases 9.963 +132.

Deaths 6,872 +16. Including probable deaths 7,274.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,143 +5. Including probable cases 4,384.

Total patients Hospitalized-cumulative 31,241 +77.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,356 +17.

Total PCR tests processed 8,836,725 +29,142. Including antigen testing 9,590,371.

Number of people tested 4,148,541 +9,820.

Note: the website that reports the number of people hospitalized and in ICU is now only updating once a week.

 



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Well, it turns out this grifter was full of it (as I had claimed immediately):

Ha. I remember those on here defeding her. It was pretty obvious from the start what a loser she was. If the endless campaigning to have stephen colbert put her on the show didn't convince folks - there was no chance. Florida is corrupting Data. Texas hospitals are full. And the twitter stooges ate it all up. IALTO.
 

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Rebekah Jones a hero to the Joy Reids of the world along with a number of the leftists on this board.
I'm tempted to go back through past posts on here. Maybe if I have some time this weekend it could be fun.
 

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And for you to disregard it fits perfectly with your right wing stances. No reason for DeSantis to lie, right? Definitely side with the employee over the Trump loving governor who has massive amounts of motive to smudge the numbers.

Hear no evil, see no evil. That's you Trumpees.
Not surprising, our resident accountant was fooled by Rebekah, and spent pages defending her. I’ll save you the time spoof.
 

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I'm tempted to go back through past posts on here. Maybe if I have some time this weekend it could be fun.
Not surprising, our resident accountant was fooled by Rebekah, and spent pages defending her. I’ll save you the time spoof.

Don't recall ever defending her character, victim2. But by all means....take some time and head back through the thread. Maybe stop over in the Hunter hard drive thread for even more laughs.
 



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Not surprising, our resident accountant was fooled by Rebekah, and spent pages defending her. I’ll save you the time spoof.
Tempted to hit the “show ignored content” button, but I know I would regret it. All those conversations end the same. I’ll take your word for it tho 😂
 





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Well, it turns out this grifter was full of it (as I had claimed immediately):

We knew she was nutty with a history of self-aggrandizement and axe grinding but the allegations below are so, so bad it’s difficult to believe. Is this true? Alex Jones related?


In order to increase the numbers in Florida’s case count, Jones counts positive antibody tests as cases. But that’s unsound, given that (a) those positives include people who have already had COVID-19 or who have had the vaccine, and (b) Jones is unable to avoid double-counting people who have taken both an antibody test and a COVID test that came back positive, because the state correctly refuses to publish the names of the people who have taken those tests.

Likewise, Jones claims that Florida is hiding deaths because it does not include nonresidents in its headline numbers. But Florida doesreport nonresident deaths; it just reports them separately, as every state does, and as the CDC’s guidelines demand. Jones’s most recent claim is that Florida’s “excess death” number is suspicious. But that, too, has been rigorously debunked by pretty much everyone who understands what “excess deaths” means in an epidemiological context—including by the CDC; by Daniel Weinberger, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health; by Lauren Rossen, a statistician at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics; and, most notably, by Jason Salemi, an epidemiologist at the University of South Florida, who, having gone to the trouble of making a video explaining calmly why the talking point was false, was then bullied off Twitter by Jones and her followers.
 

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I’m going to be very concerned about this; I promise. But not right now.
 

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A certain FBS football conference was swayed to cancel their season last summer on the strength of very poor evidence - out of an abundance of caution, safety-ism, liability avoidance, tied with a bow by weak leadership. Some scientists and field experts spoke out at the time and were called “unethical”. Well....



 

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note- after saying the Beds in Use site would only be updated weekly, they changed and brought back daily updates. Short version-
on Monday, # had 481 total patients with 133 in ICU
as of Thursday, 464 total patients with 123 in ICU.

MN Covid-19 Update - Friday, May 14th

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 550,997 +1,027. Including probable cases 592,750.

Positive test rate 3.5%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 42,141 +70.

Cases no longer needing isolation 575,133 +925.

Active cases 10,334 +371.

Deaths 6,881 +9. Including probable deaths 7,283.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,146 +3. Including probable cases 4,387.

Patients currently Hospitalized 464 +11. Cumulative 31,315 +74.

Patients currently In ICU 123 -6. Cumulative 6,371 +15.

Total PCR tests processed 8,859,170 +28,965. Including antigen testing 9,625,323.

Number of people tested 4,158,571 +10,030.

 



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MN Covid-19 Update - Saturday, May 15

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 551,718 +729. Including probable cases 593,622.

Positive test rate 3.3%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 42,183 +42.

Cases no longer needing isolation 576,890 +1,757.

Active cases 9,446 -888.

Deaths 6,884 +3. Including probable deaths 7,286.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,147 +3. Including probable cases 4,388.

Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 31,386 +71.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,391 +20.

Total PCR tests processed 8,880,974 +21,953. Including antigen testing 9,651,515.

Number of people tested 4,167,261 +8,690.

 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Sunday, May 16

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 552,357 +683. Including probable cases 594,427.

Positive test rate 3.4%.

Health-care workers with positive cases 42,222 +39.

Cases no longer needing isolation 578,338 +1,448.

Active cases 8,793 -653.

Deaths 6,893 +9. Including probable deaths 7,296.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,149+2. Including probable cases 4,390.

Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 31,393 +7.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,393 +2.

Total PCR tests processed 8,901,237 +20,276. Including antigen testing 9,677,017.

Number of people tested 4,175,936 +8,675.

 




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The imprinting of parental anxieties onto their children will be the next hurdle. I recently spoke with an educator and they told me 15-20 teachers at his school have refused to return to the classroom necessitating the temporary hiring of substitutes.


For the average kid, Covid is a negligible risk,” Dr. Aaron Richterman, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, told me. Dr. Richterman added that he would not upend his family’s life to avoid every possible exposure to children.

To put this in perspective, I worked with experts and colleagues to compile data comparing Covid-19 with influenza in recent years. The underlying numbers come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are necessarily incomplete, because not all cases of Covid or the flu are diagnosed. But academic researchers have published work that estimates the number of undiagnosed cases, which makes the comparisons meaningful.

Consider that Covid-19 has killed fewer than 450 Americans under the age of 18, which is fewer than a flu season often does. The flu can be deadlier for children than Covid has been, even though most children receive a flu vaccine. While some of the new coronavirus variants may be more severe, the difference is not big enough to change any of the fundamental comparisons. “It’s very unusual for kids to get very sick,” Dr. Rebecca Wurtz of the University of Minnesota said.

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For people under the age of 18, Covid is really not that big of a risk,” said Stephen Kissler, a researcher at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “I do think of it as on par with the risk from flu.”

It’s also helpful to put Covid-19 in the context of other risks that children face. About twice as many children drown in a typical year as have died from Covid-19 over the past year. About five times as many die in vehicle accidents. If protecting children from small but real risks of serious harm were society’s top goal, keeping children away from pools and cars would probably have a bigger effect than isolating them in coming months.

There is also evidence that Americans are exaggerating Covid’s risks to children. When a large survey by Gallup and Franklin Templeton asked people to estimate the share of Covid deaths that have occurred among people under age 25, the average answer was 8 percent (and Democratic voters tended to give higher estimates than Republican voters did). The actual answer was 0.1 percent. By contrast, Americans badly underestimated the share of deaths among people over age 65.

 




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