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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:31 pm

Grayling813 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:14 pm
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I don't know who this guy is but he makes a lot of sense:

I am an American constitutional lawyer – and I see our government using Covid-19 to take away our fundamental rights
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/483758-coronav ... overnment/

Governments across America already used the pandemic, and the media-stoked panic around the pandemic particularly, to limit, restrict or remove First Amendment freedoms of speech and free association, with officials complaining about the potential restraints the freedom of religion imposed upon them. Others denied or declared the right to deny Second Amendment rights of gun purchase for personal safety (at a time governments are issuing no-arrest and no-detention orders for a wide range of crimes in their community while publicly freeing inmates from jails and prisons).
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Post by parabelum » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:15 pm

FYI, Virginia schools are now closed thru the end of school year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va ... a-updates/

Get ready, if you are not already, to hunker down for a bit.
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Post by philip964 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:08 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/loca ... udge-says/

Local leaders are “thinking” about the next step.

http://foxsanantonio.com/news/nation-wo ... f-up-to-1k

Waco residents face fines up to $1000.

Galveston and Chambers County order stay at home.

Harris County (Houston) stay home starting Wednesday.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 151465.php


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Post by philip964 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:09 am

https://reason.com/2020/03/23/pa-govern ... emergency/

PA governor says gun stores must close during Coronavirus emergency but, “Peep” candy production can continue because they are life sustaining.


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Post by philip964 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:44 am

philip964 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 am
philip964 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 pm
philip964 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:04 pm
philip964 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:47 am
philip964 wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:23 am
philip964 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 pm
philip964 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:47 am
March 13, 2020- 137,000 world, 5000 dead, 1700 in the US. Almost 15,000 in Italy. China is still holding near 80,000

March 16, 2020- 169,387 world, 6513 dead, 3774 in US. 24,745 in Italy with 1809 deaths. China is still holding near 80,000. Texas has 77 Houston at 30

March 17, 2020- 196,639 world. 7893 dead. 5894 in US. 32,506 in Italy with 2503 deaths. Houston at 36.

March 18, 2020- 204,277 world. 8,246 dead. 6519 in US. 31,506 in Italy with 2503 deaths. 81,102 in China. Texas has 132 Houston at 39
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboar ... 7b48e9ecf6
March 19, 2020- 227,743 world. 9,318 dead. 9415 US. 35,713 Italy with 2978 deaths. 81,155 in China. Texas has 223 Houston at 62.
March 20.2020- 246,000 world. 10,040 dead. 14,250 infected US, 205 dead. 41,035 Italy, 3405 dead. 81,250 China. Texas has 307 Houston at 77.
March 21, 2020- 297,090 world. 12,755 dead. 22,177 infected US, 340 dead. 53,578 Italy ,4825 dead. 81,304 China Texas has 434 Houston at 117.
March 22, 2020- 318,662 world, 13,672 dead. 27,004 infected US,
347 dead. 53,578 Italy, 4,825 dead. 81,397 China. Texas has 557 with 5 deaths. Houston at 154.
March 23, 2020- 354,677 cases worldwide with 15430 dead. 35,345 infected US, 473 dead. 59,138 Italy with 5,476 dead. 81,496 China. Texas has 674 with 8 deaths. Houston 166 with 2 deaths.
March 24, 2020- 396,249 cases worldwide with 17,252 dead. 46,805 infected US, 593 dead. 63,927 Italy with 6,077 dead.
81,591 China (is anyone believing this). Texas has 807 with 9 deaths. Houston 199 with 2 Deaths.

Houston goes into stay at home mode at midnight tonight.

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Post by Rafe » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 am

As expected, our Harris County just-turned 29-year-old, no advanced degree (and whose only prior work experience was first in Thailand for a non-profit advocating for freedom of the press, and then as an interpreter--she was born in Columbia--somewhere at the Texas Medical Center), elected democrat county judge (who replaced the venerable Ed Emmett, who had effectively and efficiently steered the USA's third most populous county through multiple crises and emergencies) joined with the so-blue-he-glows Mayor Sylvester Turner to this morning issue a stay at home order for all of Harris County. Actually they call it "Stay Home, Work Safe." Even had big signs and banners printed up. I wonder if the sign printer is an essential business. Hm.

Anyway, like Galveston, it takes effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight and remains in effect through at least April 3. Violators could face a fine and up to 180 days in jail.

https://www.click2houston.com/health/20 ... s-for-you/

In other news, New York governor Mario Cuomo holds a lengthy press release this morning where he announced that the state will need not 110,000 hospital beds as previously projected, but 150,000, and that the prediction is the state will need 30,000 ventilators but has only a fraction of that. And that the peak requirement will come sooner than expected, in 14 to 21 days. Cuomo laid into President Trump for not invoking the Defense Production Act immediately in order to force companies to drop what they're doing, retool, and work 24/7 on building ventilators.

Then he contradicts himself by saying that these are complex pieces of equipment that take over 10 days to manufacture, and that New York will need a minimum of two weeks to get them deployed. Wait. Somehow 10 days plus 14 days equals 14 days? I'm confused.

His big push was for federal ventilator supplies. He said the feds have 20,000 ventilators in inventory, but that all HHS recently sent to New York was just over 400. He said New York state was the "canary in a coal mine" in this situation. That they were the epicenter of infection and will peak at a far faster rate than any other state and have far more need of ventilators. Therefore, his demand to President Trump was that all 20,000 ventilators in federal inventory be sent immediately to New York.

All. As in every single ventilator in federal government control. Right now. But Cuomo did promise to send the ventilators along to other states once New York is done with them.

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Post by Rafe » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:29 pm

President Trump being interviewed now on Fox News. About Cuomo's press conference, he noted that the New York governor was offered in 2015 a total of 16,000 deeply discounted ventilators via a federal purchase program to better support New York's hospital preparedness. Cuomo declined the offer and purchased none of them.

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Post by joe817 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm

"Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties have joined Dallas County in issuing some variation of a "stay at home" order to limit gatherings and nonessential travel. "
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/healt ... 87201ba591

"GM suppliers preparing to manufacture parts for 200,000 ventilators"
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/supply ... entilators

"Fiat Chrysler to start producing 1 million face masks a month"
https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/23/fiat- ... s-a-month/

"Lewisville Distillery Makes Hand Cleaning Product for Public"
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/lewis ... c/2334702/

I remember a saying from a LONG time ago: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - It looks like we are FINALLY getting going.

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:45 pm

Rafe wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:54 am
He said New York state was the "canary in a coal mine" in this situation.
The purpose of the canary in the coal mine was to die so that the miners (more valuable than the canary) knew there was bad air.

The canary was expendable...

I don't know that is the image he wants to invoke. :smilelol5:

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Post by Flightmare » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:52 pm

I will at least say that Collin County took a more balanced approach and did not mandate that businesses close their doors with the exception of government defined "essential" businesses. Judge Chris Hill stated that all businesses are essential, as are all employees. He said that businesses that are able to operate with appropriate "social distancing" and in a work safe environment, should not be prevented from operating.
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Post by KC5AV » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:56 pm

Gregg county is expected to ask residents to ‘voluntarily shelter at home’ at an 1pm announcement today.
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Post by KC5AV » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Also, Smith county has begun releasing some non-violent offenders form the county jail.
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Post by tomneal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:17 pm

Maybe this is a dumb question
or
it has already been asked and answered
but...

What will be different May 31st 2020?

There will still be a virus
there will still be infected
there will not be a vaccine

What about June 30th 2020?

I've heard about flattening out the curve but if we go back to the way we were living 12/31/2019 won't there be a huge spike in cases?

Does someone think there will be a cure?
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Post by parabelum » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:38 pm

tomneal wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:17 pm
Maybe this is a dumb question
or
it has already been asked and answered
but...

What will be different May 31st 2020?

There will still be a virus
there will still be infected
there will not be a vaccine

What about June 30th 2020?

I've heard about flattening out the curve but if we go back to the way we were living 12/31/2019 won't there be a huge spike in cases?

Does someone think there will be a cure?

Warmer weather kills the flu.
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Post by tomneal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:44 pm

Isn't warmer in Houston, right now, than 'yankees' will have mid-July?
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