Second U.S. Virus Wave Emerges as Cases Top 2 Million
June 11, 2020 at 9:12 PM - Views: 79 #325600PADemDParticipant
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A second wave of coronavirus cases is emerging in the U.S., raising alarms as new infections push the overall count past 2 million Americans.
- Texas on Wednesday reported 2,504 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged.
- A month into its reopening, Florida this week reported 8,553 new cases — the most of any seven-day period.
- California’s hospitalizations are at their highest since May 13 and have risen in nine of the past 10 days.
June 11, 2020 at 9:32 PM #325606PunxsutawneyModerator
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In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie
June 12, 2020 at 12:22 AM #325668salemcourtParticipant
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Sweden has come back to original levels, back from the high two weeks ago. There is a strong economic incentive to inflate the numbers, not decrease them.
From USA Today “If a person has coronavirus in their diagnosis, whether they were hospitalized for COVID-19 or not, the reporting hospital receives a reimbursement of $13,000 — and an extra $39,000 if the patient is put on a ventilator. Moreover, the CARES Act established a $100 billion fund to aid hospitals, of which $30 billion to $50 billion is “used to reimburse health care providers, at Medicare rates for COVID-related treatment of the uninsured,” the Department of Health and Human Services said. Provisions in the act also allow for hospitals to receive three times more per patient in need of a ventilator, multiple analyses have confirmed,” as USA Today reported.
June 12, 2020 at 1:09 AM #325682Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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You’re intimating that hospitals are inflating their numbers?
But hospitals are not the only actor reporting case numbers; case reports also come from testing outside hospitals, eg. via doctors’ offices, nursing homes etc, & off-site testing. In my county for example only about 1% of positives have actually been hospitalized. Most have been sent home with instructions to stay there unless symptoms worsen or resolve.
June 12, 2020 at 12:47 AM #325673
June 12, 2020 at 1:14 AM #325684jerry611Participant
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None of the states are going to shut down again. And with people in the streets, no one is going to take any restrictions seriously.
We’ve given up on fighting this virus. It’s going to do whatever its going to do.
June 12, 2020 at 3:56 AM #325759xyzseParticipant
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@jerry611 I completely agree.
With the way even the ex-head of the CDC went out saying it is more important to protest than staying home to hunker down due to the virus, it pretty much makes this whole thing look like a political ploy.
They were the ones who slammed people for protesting the inability to work and being unable to pay, losing their jobs and livelihood. If they were at least consistent in saying, that people should still be careful and shouldn’t go out, then maybe people would take things more seriously.
When “Health Officials Say Protesting Is More Important Than The Pandemic”
The message of staying home is lost. I agree that the protests are important, but they really should keep their consistency and stay scientific.
June 12, 2020 at 1:16 AM #325685salemcourtParticipant
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It is a question of putting bread on the table for those who still have to work!
June 12, 2020 at 2:08 AM #325696leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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“It’s not a second wave,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb says about the new coronavirus cases in states like Arizona and Texas. “They never really got rid of the first wave.” https://t.co/kmuUkwHE0I pic.twitter.com/m8JifT6EOv
— CNBC (@CNBC) June 11, 2020
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