Corona Virus (Thanks China)

Ooh-Rah

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Ummm....

This is a weird ... thing?

Enter any number 0 - 999 into Google and "New Cases"

Example: '29 New cases'
1069 New Cases (my bootcamp platoon number)
1775 New Cases (Semper Fi)
1 New Cases
Etc..
Etc...

I think I need a tinfoil timeout.
 

ThunderHorse

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Ummm....

This is a weird ... thing?

Enter any number 0 - 999 into Google and "New Cases"

Example: '29 New cases'
1069 New Cases (my bootcamp platoon number)
1775 New Cases (Semper Fi)
1 New Cases
Etc..
Etc...

I think I need a tinfoil timeout.
Yeah I saw that. Ugh
 

Cookie_

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Am I missing what's weird here or something?

If it's the fact that typing "new cases" gives COVID states, that isn't that strange seeing as that's likely the most searched information with that phrase right now.

If it's the numbers, that's just probability. I'm getting results from all over the world if not local news stories in the US.
 

Devildoc

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Our admissions are at an all-time high. However deaths are going down. That's good news, except the chronic sick are standing in the hospital longer which means less turnover which means sick people have to wait longer to get admitted.

I am back at it at 60 hours a week, and exhausted. Half of our staff have been tested for Corona virus and have been negative so far.
 

Dame

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Our admissions are at an all-time high. However deaths are going down. That's good news, except the chronic sick are standing in the hospital longer which means less turnover which means sick people have to wait longer to get admitted.

I am back at it at 60 hours a week, and exhausted. Half of our staff have been tested for Corona virus and have been negative so far.
Hang in there doc.

ETA: My new office-mate went to get tested yesterday. So help me if he got me sick and I can't see hubby, I will make his life a misery worse than the virus.
 

amlove21

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Our admissions are at an all-time high. However deaths are going down. That's good news, except the chronic sick are standing in the hospital longer which means less turnover which means sick people have to wait longer to get admitted.

I am back at it at 60 hours a week, and exhausted. Half of our staff have been tested for Corona virus and have been negative so far.
Keep fighting the good fight. If you want some good coffee or something, let me know.
 

Florida173

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Two interesting articles.


Researchers from the University of Barcelona say they detected the virus in sewage samples were collected in the Spanish city on March 12, 2019. That’s several months before the first cases that would lead to the current pandemic were officially identified in Wuhan, China in early December.
The Coronavirus Was Detected In Sewage In March Of 2019, Far From Wuhan, China


The intermingling of viral and antibody tests suggests that some of those gains might be illusory. If even a third of the country’s gain in testing has come by expanding antibody tests, not viral tests, then its ability to detect an outbreak is much smaller than it seems. There is no way to ascertain how much of the recent increase in testing is from antibody tests until the most populous states in the country—among them Texas, Georgia, and Pennsylvania—show their residents everything in the data.
‘How Could the CDC Make That Mistake?’
 

GOTWA

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New Swine Flu Found in China Has Pandemic Potential

WASHINGTON - Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the U.S. science journal PNAS.

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say the authors, scientists at Chinese universities and China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
It continuously amazes me how this is always a thing in ChY-Na'. I'm not a conspiracy theorist...but it seems like they have a wide variety of shoes to choose from.
 
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