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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Public health officials bracing for a potential onslaught of coronavirus cases when summer fades in the U.S. and Europe are getting a real-time window into what the cooler weather may bring.

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This is a given here.

The best hope was summer seasonality would massively reduce transmission so we were starting from a low point come October/November.

Not happening.

Couple that with the political incompetence and you've got a perfect storm brewing this influenza season.

Upside, I guess, is that they won't even need to store bodies in trucks. Just toss them in a snow bank and make sure you remember them next spring.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-30 03:08 PM | Reply

So much winning!
#MAGA

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-30 07:01 PM | Reply

I guess observing Brazil and most of So America isn't down under enough? Oh waiiiit... Oz is less brown... sooooooo ahem

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-30 07:44 PM | Reply

This is all getting very exciting.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-30 09:09 PM | Reply

I don't think the weather matters much. It was already over 100 degrees here in Phoenix when we first got slammed.

#5 | Posted by willowby at 2020-07-30 09:14 PM | Reply

I mean, let's be real. This disease, and all the uncertainty around it, and the politicization of masks and the fact that we have the worst possible leader in the White House right now, are all coming together at this time and creating incredible anxiety, fear and anger.

I honestly believe that has fed into so many of the weird things that have been taking place over the last six months. Everybody is on edge as their health and their financial stability and mental stability are all being tested on a daily basis.

So we have to acknowledge that, and then we have to figure out how we are all going to get along, and take care of each other and make this as easy as we can on our fellow citizens.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-30 09:16 PM | Reply

I know that's vague. But hey, we've gotta start somewhere!

:-)

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-30 09:17 PM | Reply

I'm game CBOB First republicl0wns need to own this ------ and relinquish power. Trump doesn't get a pardon "so we can move on". I am sick of pardoning republicl0wnery... just to move on.

There is no point in talking until they are compelled to pay for their ------------. We may be in this together but WE did not create this. This is not an out-picturing of America... its an out-picturing of republicl0wnery.

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-31 07:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#5 ... I don't think the weather matters much. It was already over 100 degrees here in Phoenix when we first got slammed....

It is not the temperature ("weather") as much as the effects of the temperature.

For example, when it gets cold in the winter, people tend to gather indoors instead of outdoors. Indoor gatherings are worse than outdoor gatherings.

Also, in the winter, the flu makes its visit, adding to the problems we encounter.

On the other hand, in Phoenix, people are already gathering indoors in the air-conditioning to avoid the extreme heat.

It is the indoor gatherings that are a cause of the problems with COVID-19. The weather can make gatherings more pronounced.



#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 10:52 AM | Reply

It is not the temperature ("weather") as much as the effects of the temperature.

Not entirely true.

Influenza spreads better during the winter months not only because people are indoors in closer proximity, but because it's less stable under summer environmental conditions. There have been all sorts of studies looking at virus stability and transmission under controlled temperatures, humidity levels ect.

Initially there was data suggesting SARS-CoV-2 had similar issues. The data was presented at the infamous press conference where Trump suggested bleaching and UVing COVID patients.

But as summer has rolled on it's become apparent either that's not the case (real world environmental conditions don't have the same effects) or we don't spend as much time outside during the summer as we should and sitting in air conditioned buildings is making it a moot point.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-31 01:35 PM | Reply

"I honestly believe that has fed into so many of the weird things that have been taking place over the last six months. Everybody is on edge as their health and their financial stability and mental stability are all being tested on a daily basis."

Things do seem to be happening so fast it's hard to keep up. That's a side effect of the Information Age. Disinformation is also a side affect.

But everything affects everything. Usually it is a very subtle influence. It is just seems more obvious these days.

To anyone paying attention.

It's because you are paying attention that you are stressed. Maybe you need to become a Republican.

Remember... Ignorance is Bliss.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-31 02:19 PM | Reply

@#10 ... Not entirely true.

Influenza spreads better during the winter months ...

I knew that about influenza.

I was speaking more of SARS-CoV-2 which, as you note, does not seem to have the temperature dependency that influenza has. At least with what we currently know about it.

... we don't spend as much time outside during the summer as we should and sitting in air conditioned buildings is making it a moot point. ...

Or time spent outside in non-socially distanced parties. :(

There was an outdoor concert in the Hamptons (wealthy area of Long Island, NY) this past week, with a lot of social distancing issues. There is also the article I just posted in the user blog area about Candlewood Lake parties of "100's" of people with little social distancing.

Dr Fauci: ~ Outdoors is better than indoors. No crowds is better than crowds. Small crowds is better than large crowds. ~

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 02:37 PM | Reply

There was an outdoor concert in the Hamptons (wealthy area of Long Island, NY) this past week, with a lot of social distancing issues.
POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Chainsmokers headlining for DJ D-Sol*!!


Footnotes:
*DJ D-Sol is Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-07-31 02:50 PM | Reply

@#13 ... DJ D-Sol is Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon ...

Yeah. The Hamptons (eastern Long Island) is the summer home of the Wall Street uber-wealthy.

#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 03:03 PM | Reply

Looks like too much non-socially distanced partying in New Jersey (at the shore?), a state that had been doing quite well in the fight against the COVID-19 enemy...

N.J. in Dangerous Place' as Virus Transmission Rate Leaps
www.bloomberg.com

...New Jersey's virus transmission rate jumped to 1.35 and Governor Phil Murphy warned of rising cases due to a lack of compliance with mask and social distancing rules.

The state, where cases peaked months ago, is in "a very dangerous place," Murphy said at a Trenton news conference....


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-31 03:05 PM | Reply

Trump said it 'goes away' in the heat of summer. NOT!

The biggest breakouts of COVID-19 are in the hottest U.S. states.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-07-31 10:45 PM | Reply

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