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Friday, February 28, 2020

Roy Grist, a physician at the hospital, wrote a colleague, "These men start with what appears to be an ordinary attack of LaGrippe or Influenza, and when brought to the Hosp. they very rapidly develop the most vicious type of Pneumonia that has ever been seen. Two hours after admission they have the Mahogany spots over the cheek bones, and a few hours later you can begin to see the Cyanosis""the term refers to a person turning blue from lack of oxygen""extending from their ears and spreading all over the face....It is only a matter of a few hours then until death comes...It is horrible....We have been averaging about 100 deaths per day...For several days there were no coffins and the bodies piled up something fierce..." read more


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Facebook Inc. in recent weeks investigated suspicious content supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, said people familiar with the matter. But the company was unable to substantiate claims that Trump supporters or Russian actors were involved in any inauthentic activity. read more


Thirty-eight-year-old presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would be winning the election if the election was held on Archive of Our Own, an open-source platform of slightly highbrow user-submitted fanworks from a variety of fandoms. On Archive of Our Own, Buttigieg and husband Chasten Glezman are the stars of user-submitted fanfiction or, more specifically, RPF"real person fiction"which has been popular in fannish circles for decades. read more


During Lent, Catholics are called on to give up something, like sweets. On Wednesday, Pope Francis added a modern twist to the list of things to quit during the season and beyond: insulting people on social media. read more


To the chagrin of members of the establishment, Bernie Sanders has finally coalesced a movement of young people and people of color that they have banked on for decades. read more


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Odd that a respiratory disease is spreading in 90 degree heat (weather forecast for Mecca, kinda funny - www.google.com ).

It's in Kenya, Ethiopia and the UAE. I've never heard of the flu doing that. COVID-19 isn't seasonal.

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