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Monday, July 06, 2020

The rolling seven-day average for daily new cases in the United States reached a high for the 27th day in a row, climbing past 48,000 on Sunday, according to The Washington Post's tracking. Coronavirus-related hospitalizations rose to their highest levels to date in Arizona and Nevada.



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This is "winning"?

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-07-06 07:08 AM | Reply

"We're right back where we were at the peak of the epidemic during the New York outbreak," former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "The difference now is that we really had one epicenter of spread when New York was going through its hardship, now we really have four major epicenters of spread: Los Angeles, cities in Texas, cities in Florida, and Arizona. And Florida looks to be in the worst shape."

New coronavirus cases in that state on Sunday exceeded 10,000 in a day for the third time in the past week, after the state posted a record of 11,458 the previous day. The new infections pushed the state's total caseload past 200,000, a mark passed by just two other states, New York and California.

After Texas reported another single-day record for new coronavirus cases over the weekend, Austin Mayor Steve Adler (D) told CNN's "State of the Union" that there won't be enough medical personnel to keep up with the spike in cases if the rate of increase continues unabated in his city.

"If we don't change this trajectory, then I am within two weeks of having our hospitals overrun," he said, adding that intensive care units in the city could be overflowing within 10 days. He said he was not sure that Texas needed a statewide shelter-in-place order but that he wanted the authority to impose one locally.

We're Number One... in capitulation to the coronavirus due to our feckless federal leadership and abysmal mitigation response.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-06 07:09 AM | Reply

"And Florida looks to be in the worst shape."

Penis-shaped.... and thoroughly F'd.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-06 07:32 AM | Reply

#3 Flaccid penis....very appropriate.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-06 08:57 AM | Reply

Some interesting per-state charts in this article:

Case growth outpacing testing in coronavirus hotspots

...Changes in select states' COVID-19 testing and new cases since June.
Percent change in the 7-day average from June 1 to July 5, 2020....

Florida: cases: +1061%, testing +141%
Georgia: cases: +328%, testing: +341%
Connecticut: cases: -78%, testing: +54%


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-06 11:02 AM | Reply

The outlook worsens in much of the U.S. as July begins with a crush of cases.

..."The situation is that we are experiencing rampant community spread," said Clay Jenkins, the top elected official in Dallas County, Texas, where more than 2,000 new cases were announced over the weekend. Mr. Jenkins pleaded with residents to "move from selfishness to sacrifice" and wear a mask in public....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-06 12:34 PM | Reply

Its all part of his plan to get Mexico to pay for a wall!

#7 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-07-06 02:19 PM | Reply

Connecticut governor just announced that our phase 3 opening (due mid-July) has been paused.

...July 6

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,976 people tested positive, up 259 from Friday. Deaths rose to 4,338, an increase of 3 since Friday. Hospitalizations declined to 69, a decrease of 26. Total tests reported stand at 522,385, an increase of 24,692 since Friday.

Gov. Lamont says he's going to pause 'Phase 3' at this time. It was set to happen mid-July....

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-06 04:47 PM | Reply

This IS going to get UGLY. It is sad because this is all so preventable but we are too selfish to stop it. WHY did MASKS become POLITICAL? I can only give ONE reason - Donald J Trump. He is the core problem. If we all just wore freaking masks and observed social distancing we would be like Europe. This about Freedumb.

Heck talking to a Bar owning friend yesterday - he was able to stay open in Michigan because of the wording in how they closed "bars". They labeled places a bar for closing if less than 30% of your sales comes from non-alcohol sales. If you have more than that, you can remain open. So all food, cover charges, lottery sales, etc all count toward the 30% - he meets that criteria at his places and honestly so do most "bars" around here... His establishments were absolutely packed this weekend. I get why he is doing it - it is his livelihood and that of his employees and he can "legally" do it. He said at least he is making an effort - hand sanitizer everywhere, they pulled the bar stools, put up plexi where appropriate, put tables on the dance floors and did basically everything within reason for social distancing. He even took advantage of closing down the road in front of his places and putting everything outside. It just doesn't matter because none of the crowd pays attention, wears masks, etc. They act lie CV-19 doesn't exist.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-07-06 04:55 PM | Reply

@#9 ... This IS going to get UGLY. ...

I didn't get to see all of the Gov's press conference.

But I got the impression Gov Lamont is trying to get ahead of the curve this time by backing away from phase 3.

As things are today, the numbers still look good (yesterday: 25,000 tests, 300 cases), but they have stopped getting better so Gov Lamont is acting. I think it is prudent to do so given the lag times we've seen.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-06 05:09 PM | Reply


Why did Don't Ask Don't Tell become political?

Why did being transgender become political?

Why did sex education in school become political?

Why did kneeling become political?

Why did saying Happy Holidays become political?

Why did not wearing a flag lapel pin become political?

Why did Freedom Fries become political?

Why did Terri Schiavo become political?

Why did health care become political?

Why did abortion become political?

Why did a tan suit become political?

Why did school lunches become political?

Why did HIV/AIDS become political?

Why did drinking soy milk become political?

Why did driving a Prius become political?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-06 05:14 PM | Reply

Durning his 4th speech on Saturday, Trump said 'we have this under control.'

His approval is falling like a lead balloon as the truth of this virus is clear to all but diehard Trump supporters.

#12 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-07-06 09:00 PM | Reply

What pandemic?
"Trumpers all across the USA"

#13 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-07-07 08:51 AM | Reply

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