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Bill Gates has a big problem with Trump's 'dangerous' decision to defund the WHO

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bill-gates-has-a-big-problem-with-trumps-dangerous-decision-to-defund-the-world-health-organization-2020-04-15?mod=home-page

Bill Gates has a big problem with Trump’s ‘dangerous’ decision to defund the World Health Organization

Published: April 15, 2020 at 10:27 a.m. ET
By Shawn Langlois

President Trump announced Tuesday, at yet another contentious White House briefing, that the U.S. would suspend funding to the World Health Organization, citing the group’s role in “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

While his supporters backed the move, Microsoft MSFT, -1.00% co-founder Bill Gates clearly didn’t, and he let his feelings be known on Twitter TWTR, -3.18% :
“Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds,” the billionaire wrote. “Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.”
Bill Gates

@BillGates
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 15, 2020, 01:33 PM (1 replies)

America should be ready for 18 months of shutdowns in 'long, hard road' ahead, warns the Fed's Neel

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/america-should-be-ready-for-18-months-of-shutdowns-in-long-hard-road-ahead-warns-the-feds-neel-kashkari-2020-04-12?mod=home-page

America should be ready for 18 months of shutdowns in ‘long, hard road’ ahead, warns the Fed’s Neel Kashkari

Published: April 12, 2020 at 4:06 p.m. ET
By Shawn Langlois

‘This could be a long, hard road that we have ahead of us until we get to either an effective therapy or a vaccine. It’s hard for me to see a V-shaped recovery under that scenario.’

That’s Neel Kashkari, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, painting a rather gloomy picture in a CBS interview on Sunday morning of what lies ahead for the U.S. economy as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Kashkari, while acknowledging the downside of what a prolonged shutdown could mean for the economy, said the U.S., “barring some health-care miracle,” is looking at an 18-month strategy of rolling shutdowns based on what has happened in other countries.

“We could have these waves of flare-ups, controls, flare-ups and controls, until we actually get a therapy or a vaccine,” he said. “We need to find ways of getting the people who are healthy, who are at lower risk, back to work and then providing the assistance to those who are most at risk, who are going to need to be quarantined or isolated for the foreseeable future.”
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:22 PM (6 replies)

Coronavirus by ZIP code: New data shows where cases are found across Arizona

https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-data/2020/04/12/coronavirus-arizona-zip-code-new-data-shows-where-cases-found/5133117002/

Arizona Republic

Coronavirus by ZIP code: New data shows where cases are found across Arizona
High rates of COVID-19 infections include near Indian reservations and in Scottsdale and Tucson.

4/12/20
Caitlin McGlade, Rob O'Dell, and Justin Price

Arizona health officials for the first time released coronavirus data by ZIP code on Sunday. The data showed hot spots of infections near Indian reservations, especially around Page, along with large numbers of cases in Scottsdale and Tucson.
Yet the state excluded much of the information needed to identify locations of outbreaks in the state.
The state Department of Health Services published its data as a map, showing a number of cases for each ZIP code. ZIP codes with more than 10 cases gave a specific number. Those with fewer gave ranges: "0," "1-5" or "6-10."
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:21 AM (1 replies)

Coronavirus by ZIP code: New data shows where cases are found across Arizona

https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-data/2020/04/12/coronavirus-arizona-zip-code-new-data-shows-where-cases-found/5133117002/

Arizona Republic

Coronavirus by ZIP code: New data shows where cases are found across Arizona
High rates of COVID-19 infections include near Indian reservations and in Scottsdale and Tucson.

4/12/20
Caitlin McGlade, Rob O'Dell, and Justin Price

Arizona health officials for the first time released coronavirus data by ZIP code on Sunday. The data showed hot spots of infections near Indian reservations, especially around Page, along with large numbers of cases in Scottsdale and Tucson.

Yet the state excluded much of the information needed to identify locations of outbreaks in the state.
The state Department of Health Services published its data as a map, showing a number of cases for each ZIP code. ZIP codes with more than 10 cases gave a specific number. Those with fewer gave ranges: "0," "1-5" or "6-10."
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:19 AM (3 replies)

Viking Stories-An Easter Greeting

While listening, I realized, this is a message that someone like President Obama and Mrs. Obama would give. I came upon it searching for the origins of the name Hendrickson.

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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:50 PM (1 replies)

Soros pumps more than $28 million into Democratic groups for 2020

Thank you Mr. Soros for all that you do.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/soros-pumps-more-than-dollar28-million-into-democratic-groups-for-2020/ar-BB12sbIY

Soros pumps more than $28 million into Democratic groups for 2020

Politico
By Maggie Severns
14 hrs ago (4/10/20)
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Soros’ $28 million in donations, detailed in a new campaign finance disclosure from his family’s PAC, marks a major down payment on the election for the 89-year-old billionaire financier, who has not publicly outlined his spending plans for the 2020 election.

Soros gave millions of dollars in January and February to the main super PACs planning to help presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Senate candidates, including $5 million to pro-Biden Priorities USA and $7 million to Senate Majority PAC, which is aligned with Senate Democratic leadership.

He also donated major sums to groups building political power among women, including a $1 million donation to EMILY’s List, and $2 million to Supermajority, a PAC co-founded by former Planned Parenthood leader Cecile Richards and Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza.

Soros has also contributed money directly to fight the coronavirus, by giving 1 million euros to help his native Hungary prepare for the pandemic.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Apr 11, 2020, 10:06 AM (7 replies)

Dispatches from a Pandemic (MDs and Nurses from Wuhan)

Along with gratitude for everyone supporting our medical communities, I wanted to share this piece of excellent journalism (imo). It was an emotional journey, from start to finish.

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-the-doctors-and-nurses-who-beat-back-the-coronavirus-in-wuhan-want-you-to-know-about-their-months-in-hell-2020-04-08?mod=newsviewer_click

Dispatches from a Pandemic

Opinion: What the doctors and nurses who beat back the coronavirus in Wuhan want you to know about their months in hell

Published: April 8, 2020 at 12:24 p.m. ET

By Tracy Wen Liu
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The scene stayed with him. He couldn’t get it out of his head when he was awake. When he managed to sleep, he had nightmares. He was overcome by a sense of helplessness. While the state media were portraying health-care workers as heroes, he was devoting his time and energy to treating patients who would not recover. “We’re hardly heroic,” he says.

Li has continued to message and call me about once a week since our first long conversation. “I’ve been slowly improving,” he told me on March 11. Still, he continues to suffer from insomnia, and he is reluctant to tell friends and family in China how he’s really feeling.

The situation at work has taken another demoralizing turn. When the outbreak was raging, he explained, some of the hospital’s administrators cowered in their offices, too afraid to venture out into the wards. But now that commendations are being handed out, the bosses have been the first in line for bonuses.

“It’s much more profitable to work in the financial industry,” he laments. “Do you think I might still have an opportunity to work in that profession?”
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While serving on the front lines, Wang saw many of her colleagues break down and cry in the hospital’s lounge. She sent me a video of a nurse curled up in a corner weeping and proclaiming hysterically that she wanted to quit. I asked Wang what had happened to that nurse, but she told me that such episodes were common. As soon as a patient rang a call button, the nurses would pick themselves up and hurry back to the ward.

On Jan. 27, Wang was diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. That judgment was based solely on her CT scan, even though the standard for confirming a coronavirus case at the time was to use a test kit. Within two weeks, China would formally loosen its criteria for counting cases, allowing for more diagnoses based on characteristic symptoms.
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In any case, she told me that she was not interested in that kind of compensation. What she really wants is a post-mortem investigation into “the government and hospital officials who covered up the outbreak.”.
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:01 PM (0 replies)

Arizona releases less COVID-19 data than many other states. That could be changing soon

Thank you Arizona Republic and staff for all that you do.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/arizona-releases-less-covid-19-data-than-many-other-states-that-could-be-changing-soon/ar-BB12iknp?ocid=hplocalnews

Arizona releases less COVID-19 data than many other states. That could be changing soon

Rachel Leingang and Alison Steinbach, Arizona Republic 7 hrs ago
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That should improve in the coming week, because Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday that requires more data reporting to the state related to COVID-19. The move came after The Arizona Republic reported on growing frustration and confusion about the limited information.

Hospitals now must report daily to the state several new statistics related to positive or suspected COVID-19 patients.
Those include the:
Number of inpatients.
Number of ventilators in use.
Number of intensive care beds in use.
Number discharged from the facility per day.
Number seen in the emergency department per day.
Number of intubations performed per day for respiratory distress.
Estimated number of N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields and surgical gowns used per day.
Publicly reported data inform people’s understanding of the virus, how it is playing out and how they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.
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(related article)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/to-protect-trump-white-house-among-first-to-use-rapid-coronavirus-tests-sought-by-communities/ar-BB12i1MR

The Washington Post
To protect Trump, White House among first to use rapid coronavirus tests sought by communities
David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey 13 hrs ago
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:08 AM (5 replies)

Arizona releases less COVID-19 data than many other states. That could be changing soon

Thank you Arizona Republic and staff for all that you do.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/arizona-releases-less-covid-19-data-than-many-other-states-that-could-be-changing-soon/ar-BB12iknp?ocid=hplocalnews

Arizona releases less COVID-19 data than many other states. That could be changing soon

Rachel Leingang and Alison Steinbach, Arizona Republic 7 hrs ago
…..snip
That should improve in the coming week, because Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday that requires more data reporting to the state related to COVID-19. The move came after The Arizona Republic reported on growing frustration and confusion about the limited information.

Hospitals now must report daily to the state several new statistics related to positive or suspected COVID-19 patients.
Those include the:
Number of inpatients.
Number of ventilators in use.
Number of intensive care beds in use.
Number discharged from the facility per day.
Number seen in the emergency department per day.
Number of intubations performed per day for respiratory distress.
Estimated number of N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields and surgical gowns used per day.
Publicly reported data inform people’s understanding of the virus, how it is playing out and how they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.
…snip
(related article below)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/to-protect-trump-white-house-among-first-to-use-rapid-coronavirus-tests-sought-by-communities/ar-BB12i1MR

The Washington Post
To protect Trump, White House among first to use rapid coronavirus tests sought by communities
David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey 13 hrs ago
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:04 AM (1 replies)

This is not normal!

Scoff, if you will, the canary in the coal mine. That cretin, installed by his pal the Czar of Russia, is a monte bank, a fool, a charlatan, a thief and a grifter.

There are no words to express my disdain with those who will follow into the ovens of death and destruction. The reality is, they want affirmation by demanding we follow their doomsday, Jim Jones, cool-aid thinking.

It's not normal. Stop the happy PR that denies the truth, get real, tell it like it is. I am an optimist. I will survive.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:41 PM (4 replies)
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