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Texas had its highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases Saturday,


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#1 trioderob

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 12:49 PM

looks like things are not going well in Texas as they reopen.

 

the virus is spreading badly there 

 

hope this is not foreboding of things to come with the other states  



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Posted 17 May 2020 - 03:54 PM

New cases is a meaningless number. We don't know if they're testing more, or differently. Of if a nursing home group got a bunch of infections. If the people are younger and healthy, we WANT to spike cases to speed herd immunity. The number to watch is deaths. At this point it looks good for Texas.

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#3 K Wave

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:11 PM

New cases is a meaningless number. We don't know if they're testing more, or differently. Of if a nursing home group got a bunch of infections. If the people are younger and healthy, we WANT to spike cases to speed herd immunity. The number to watch is deaths. At this point it looks good for Texas.

https://www.worldome...irus/usa/texas/

Exactly. 

 

Cases don't matter, people getting seriously ill is what counts. Aint gonna happen this time of year in any meaningful way.

 

Texas reported 20 deaths today...below the average of the last few weeks.

https://www.worldome...irus/usa/texas/

 

May will crush it...take it to the bank...


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 06:23 PM

We won't know anything definitive in TX, where I live in Houston, for a month.  The re-opening is going slow by business type, that the people's response here in Houston has been equally slow.  I did takeout last week one night (Friday) and the restaurant had one guy sitting in there eating.  Today I went to see my son and his family (actually both sons and families) and there is little traffic on the road compared to a usual Sunday afternoon.  The virus takes 5 - 11 days to appear, then you would have to get out there and mix it up to see an increase in infections.  Probably more like 2 months out to see anything.  I hope hot weather knocks the virus down for the summer, it was 90 here today after a good rain yesterday, so we are getting into summer.  But folks in Houston see cautious.


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 07:18 PM

The main reason people are not opening in Texas is liability fears.

 

I have personally have spoken with a number of managers.

 

Luckily some have been braver on the outskirts of Austin, and seem to be doing a pretty good business....and pretty much at their limits when we have gone.

 

We have been doing our part getting out there and enjoying great uncrowded patios in this awesome weather we have been having.


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Posted 17 May 2020 - 07:42 PM

. India had 7,000 deaths from malaria this year.  600 deaths from coronavirus.

 

SIX HUNDRED. And the country shuts down.

 

Through job loss and wealth transfer it's just business as usual for the New World Order. 



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Posted 17 May 2020 - 08:04 PM

had India not shut down there might have been 100 million cases of Covid - 19



#8 K Wave

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Posted 17 May 2020 - 08:16 PM

Texas also way below normal flu-like deaths... WITH Corona added in.

 

Normal season is about 10-11K deaths.

 

This season, with flu season essentially over, 7500 Flu deaths and 1300 "Covid" deaths. Don't how many how died of Covid or just "with it".

 

This is just a guess, but I am guessing just folks taking a little extra precaution in Jan-Feb as the Corona news started to spread may be why the flu deaths are so very low this cycle, as the actual shutdowns came long after flu season is effectively over in Texas Mid-March or so, and would have nearly no impact in flu deaths.

 

That is likely, in hindsight, all that needed to be done with Corona as well. Possibily we might have lost another 1000-1500 or so with no shutdown, looking at the Swedish experience, but certainly not enough to warrant destroying many more peoples lives for perhaps years to come.

 

But as I have said from the beginning, Monday Morning Quarterbacking is easy....


Edited by K Wave, 17 May 2020 - 08:18 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:19 PM

had India not shut down there might have been 100 million cases of Covid - 19

. India immediately put all their health care personnel on HCQ-prophylactic dose - to prevent infection. Its an ACE2 inhibitor and without active ACE2 you can't get it. In addition all early infected people got the HCQ-zinc-zpac treatment as did all members of their families who were exposed. Prophylactic HCQ was given to all high risk people in their population. Deaths were severely ill - who were given the treatment - but it was too late in the cycle of the disease and/or co-morbidity with other diseases, death occurred. The treatment must be given early when symptoms first appear. That said HCQ is OTC in India anyway, as is zinc - its the zpac that needs a prescription. India is one of the largest manufacturers of HCQ. 2005 NIH published a full 17 page study on the use of HCQ for corona virus and HIV and other viruses - concluded that it not only treated the virus but was also suggested to be useful as prophylactic.