A Risky Lab in Wuhan

An investigative article on Politico.com about who knew what when, entitled: “In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab. No One Listened.

The article is by: Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Global Opinions section at the Washington Post. He is the author of Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century, from which this is adapted.

Note to self: Scientists Figured Out How Much Exercise to ‘Offset’ a Day of Sitting

We know that spending hour after hour sitting down isn’t good for us, but just how much exercise is needed to counteract the negative health impact of a day at a desk? A new study suggests about 30-40 minutes per day of building up a sweat should do it. From ScienceAlert.com.

South Dakota Nurse Jodi Doering’s TRAGIC COVID story on CNN: Patients REFUSE to believe it’s real

“On CNN New Day, South Dakota Nurse Jodi Doering told a sad story about how many of her patients with COVID don’t believe they have it given the misinformation by Donald Trump and right-wing media. They thus react with anger and disbelief rather than with an effort to get their affairs in order and speak to their families before passing.”

She says it’s a non-ending nightmare when patients come in and don’t believe they have covid and they’re dying from it, then they get angry and die. And the next day the next batch comes in repeating the same story.

Corona Virus: Do the Math

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corona virus: do the math

I came across this thread that predicts that the US is heading for trouble:

I think most people aren’t aware of the risk of systemic healthcare failure due to #COVID19 because they simply haven’t run the numbers yet. Let’s talk math. 1/n

….I’m an engineer. This is what my mind does all day: I run back-of-the-envelope calculations to try to estimate order-of-magnitude impacts….

Spreadsheet of Virus Growth in US
“In absence of extreme interventions, this likely won’t slow significantly until hitting >>1% of susceptible population.”–from above thread

Liz Sprecht then expounds on two subjects, beds and masks. She concludes: “That leaves about 330k beds available nationwide.” So ~330k beds, and if 10% of the US sick people need hospitalization and there are over 3 million sick, then they overwhelm the healthcare system, which can then multiply the death rate from 1-2%* to 10-11%* (per Chris Martenson from his youtube channel). Ditto for masks.

*All estimates, it takes time to get the facts. Just look at the country charts and notice the exponential growth for most countries. That curve has to be flattened by NPI (non pharmaceutical intervention) actions by many people such as social distancing and self-quarantining.