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11 hours ago, Senor Schmutzig said:

Well isn't this a ray of ####### sunshine for Florida....

 

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Rebekah Jones aka #Insubordinate #scientist

@GeoRebekah

BREAKING: 1 OF 3: Florida announced yesterday they're not counting the icu bed availability anymore, a key element in keeping things open, so the state can proceed to the next phase by July 4.

I have multiple sources at DOH who have just told me they have been instructed this week to change the numbers and begin slowly deleting deaths and cases so it looks like Florida is improving next week in the leadup to July 4, like they've "made it over the hump."

I've independently verified they've deleted at least 1200 cases in the last week.They're only reporting all these cases now so they can restrict reporting next week to make everyone think it's over. I've had two DOH employees in different offices confirm

Rebekah Jones was responsible for the Florida Coronovirus website before she was fired because she wouldn't cook the numbers. 

She has her own website now at Florida COVID Action

This shouldn't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the nonsense in Florida.  I was on board with DeSantis through the initial phases of this thing, now when the #### is hitting the fan (as predicted) he's crumbling under the pressure.  

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7 hours ago, matuski said:

Why aren't there any headlines that covid numbers are down 25%+ in San Antonio?  Or 52%.. you know, however you want to spin the numbers?

I have no idea what you are trying to say. Why would they say there's a drop when we are in the middle of a spike? I'll assume it was just something smarmy in response to the link and move one.

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8 hours ago, Breezy H2O said:

Any good leads on a miracle drug?

Nope.

Remdesivir is the best we got. Solumedrol might be OK too. Convalescent plasma maybe.

Everything else too early to tell, or unhelpful (lopinavir-ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine).

I don’t expect you to read this whole thread, but hundreds of pages ago I explained our track record with antivirals doesn’t suggest a miracle cure anytime soon.

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29 minutes ago, Terminalxylem said:

Nope.

Remdesivir is the best we got. Solumedrol might be OK too. Convalescent plasma maybe.

Everything else too early to tell, or unhelpful (lopinavir-ritinavir, hydroxychloroquine).

I don’t expect you to read this whole thread, but hundreds of pages ago I explained our track record with antivirals doesn’t suggest a miracle cure anytime soon.

Thanks for the thoughtful response. 

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16 hours ago, jplvr said:

Fair enough. So now tell me why I should worry about hospitalization numbers going up if they sent the asymptomatic Covid patient home to ice his ankle and shelter in place for 14 days.

Because this is a real virus and it hospitalizes and kills real people, despite the fact that not every counted hospitalization is a serious and life-threatening case.

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2 hours ago, The Commish said:

This shouldn't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the nonsense in Florida.  I was on board with DeSantis through the initial phases of this thing, now when the #### is hitting the fan (as predicted) he's crumbling under the pressure.  

Unfortunately it will.  People still don't get the basics of this virus. 

Normal life without masks leads to more cases.  Eventually the exponential growth will really accelerate and the cases will start exploding.  This INEVITABLY leads to more hospitalizations.  What will inevitably follow are more deaths. 

You nailed it for Florida weeks ago, but you weren't using any special powers of prognostication, nor were you being "pessimistic".  It's called common sense.  Something that many people in this country just don't have.  Which is why the 2nd lockdown is coming hard and fast.

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As @shader noted, a lousy day yesterday.  Per Covid worldometers, new cases were 163,000 ...second highest day ever.  Deaths approached 5,500.  

23 countries had over 1,000 new cases, which is about as high as that stat has been, demonstrating how widespread the virus still is.  Brazil's 40,000 new cases slightly exceeded the U.S.' 36,000 new cases, followed by India and Russia.  Behind them were several countries with 3-4,000 new cases - Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Bangladesh, Peru, and Saudi Arabia.  Ignoring a handful of islands/small nations, the U.S. is 5th in cases/million ... and 19th in tests/million.  Yesterday's new case count in the U.S. was the third highest day ever. 

U.S. deaths yesterday were 863.  In comparison, consider the U.K. (280), France (57), Italy (18), Canada (18), Germany (17), and Spain (1).   U.S. deaths have clearly been trending down since early May, however, the current risk is that the trend might reverse.

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20 hours ago, TheWinz said:

TX - 29M, 2222 dead
FL - 21M, 3256 dead
AZ - 7.3M, 1384 dead
OK - 3.9M, 371 dead

CT - 3.5M, 4263 dead

Do I think our current epicenters are going to see death rates like we had in NY/NJ/CT?  Hell no, not even close.  I would bet any amount of money OK will never sniff CT's death numbers, and probably AZ too.  TX and FL will only eventually surpass because of their population.

Higher death rates in early hit areas is because they weren't testing.   The reported case count for NY/NJ/CT is way below actual cases we had.  At the peak they were only testing the most seriously ill.   I know of people who were admitted to the hospital as a COVID case but they still weren't tested as they weren't sick enough to need to go to the ICU.

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3 minutes ago, shader said:

Unfortunately it will.  People still don't get the basics of this virus. 

Normal life without masks leads to more cases.  Eventually the exponential growth will really accelerate and the cases will start exploding.  This INEVITABLY leads to more hospitalizations.  What will inevitably follow are more deaths. 

You nailed it for Florida weeks ago, but you weren't using any special powers of prognostication, nor were you being "pessimistic".  It's called common sense.  

while that is true, the scale of hospitalizations and deaths is certainly up for debate.  Until we have a vaccine, COVID will run through us until herd immunity (if that is even a thing, which is up for question).  However, at this point, we don't know if there is exponential growth.  The recent rise we are seeing now may be related to the protests - one-time events - and not traditional community spread.  

There is no guarantee we are headed for Italy-style deaths.  Watching the numbers, infections are creeping up, but fatalities continue to trend low.  is it because infections is a leading indicator?  Or is it because current infections are happening amongst the young, who fare much better?  I think it's the latter, but can't be sure.

 

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I've continued to chime in, saying a very important stat is the amount of deaths compared to the amount of positive cases.  For example, would you rather have 100 cases and 10 dead, or 1000 cases and 1 dead?  The numbers below are available on Worldometer - you just have to do the math.

States from worst to best

9% - CT (9.32)
8% - MI (8.96)
7% - NY (7.59), NJ (7.56), PA (7.48), MA (7.34)
6% - NH (6.16), LA (6.08)
5% - IN (5.99), OH (5.93), RI (5.48), CO (5.39), MO (5.17)
4% - IL (4.87), VT (4.81), MD (4.76), DE (4.65), NM (4.39), MS (4.32), MN (4.26), WA (4.25)
3% - GA (3.97), KY (3.80), WV (3.55), NV (3.52), ME (3.41), OK (3.36), FL (3.13)
2% - WI (2.96), CA (2.95), MT (2.83), VA (2.79), AL (2.78), OR (2.64), IA (2.61), SC (2.53), AZ (2.38), NC (2.37), ND (2.35), HI & KS (2.08), ID (2.02)
1% - TX (1.80), WY (1.59), AK (1.54), TN (1.49), AR (1.42), NE (1.41), SD (1.31)
Under 1% - UT (0.89)

In the words of Dr. Gregory House, death changes everything.  Looking above, it's easy to see why mask compliance is followed by some states alot more than others.

Overheard in CT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all died?  Yeah, this virus is no joke.  I ain't taking this thing off my face until I get home.
Overheard in UT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all recovered from Corona?  Yeah, if they can survive this thing, why am I wearing this stupid mask?

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1 minute ago, TheWinz said:

I've continued to chime in, saying a very important stat is the amount of deaths compared to the amount of positive cases.  For example, would you rather have 100 cases and 10 dead, or 1000 cases and 1 dead?  The numbers below are available on Worldometer - you just have to do the math.

States from worst to best

9% - CT (9.32)
8% - MI (8.96)
7% - NY (7.59), NJ (7.56), PA (7.48), MA (7.34)
6% - NH (6.16), LA (6.08)
5% - IN (5.99), OH (5.93), RI (5.48), CO (5.39), MO (5.17)
4% - IL (4.87), VT (4.81), MD (4.76), DE (4.65), NM (4.39), MS (4.32), MN (4.26), WA (4.25)
3% - GA (3.97), KY (3.80), WV (3.55), NV (3.52), ME (3.41), OK (3.36), FL (3.13)
2% - WI (2.96), CA (2.95), MT (2.83), VA (2.79), AL (2.78), OR (2.64), IA (2.61), SC (2.53), AZ (2.38), NC (2.37), ND (2.35), HI & KS (2.08), ID (2.02)
1% - TX (1.80), WY (1.59), AK (1.54), TN (1.49), AR (1.42), NE (1.41), SD (1.31)
Under 1% - UT (0.89)

In the words of Dr. Gregory House, death changes everything.  Looking above, it's easy to see why mask compliance is followed by some states alot more than others.

Overheard in CT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all died?  Yeah, this virus is no joke.  I ain't taking this thing off my face until I get home.
Overheard in UT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all recovered from Corona?  Yeah, if they can survive this thing, why am I wearing this stupid mask?

The problem is these numbers are all meaningless since all the top states didn't test anyone.  No one thinks the case fatality rate is 7% it so high since testing was so bad.   See my prior post. 

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20 hours ago, TheWinz said:

As time goes on, I think we will see the average age of death due to COVID decrease.  But it won't be because the virus has gotten deadlier to the younger generations.  It will be because it ravaged the older community so hard, no one is left.  Sounds morbid, but you can't kill someone that's already dead.

I was reading that 55,000 of the deaths happened in nursing homes. I don't know what that means but it seems to point to fewer and fewer Working Class folks in the 18-55/60 range which makes up a lot of the Workforce is low risk to get this and yet we have crippled our economy and run out many small businesses. 

I like the theme of your posts. It gets very dire at times and I do believe we all need to work together to rid this things quicker so we can move on...not go back exactly to before, not sure that will ever happen again, at least that's how I feel at 10:27 on a Wed Morning.

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9 minutes ago, moleculo said:

while that is true, the scale of hospitalizations and deaths is certainly up for debate.  Until we have a vaccine, COVID will run through us until herd immunity (if that is even a thing, which is up for question).  However, at this point, we don't know if there is exponential growth.  The recent rise we are seeing now may be related to the protests - one-time events - and not traditional community spread.  

There is no guarantee we are headed for Italy-style deaths.  Watching the numbers, infections are creeping up, but fatalities continue to trend low.  is it because infections is a leading indicator?  Or is it because current infections are happening amongst the young, who fare much better?  I think it's the latter, but can't be sure.

 

Italy-style deaths?  The USA has four times as many deaths as Italy.   Deaths are only trending low for now because cases were on the decline 2 weeks ago.  When people get sick they don't die immediately.  This idea that fatalities might not rise is absolutely mind-boggling to me.

Cases over the past week have absolutely exploded in the USA and in many states.  Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty.  

If you go look at worldometers and look at the charts for new cases and deaths, it's easy to see when the downward trend broke, about a week ago.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

 

The downward trends in deaths will break too, and that will happen over the next 1-2 weeks. It's unavoidable.  Because that's what happens when this virus spreads. More people die.  

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10 minutes ago, Ministry of Pain said:

I was reading that 55,000 of the deaths happened in nursing homes. I don't know what that means but it seems to point to fewer and fewer Working Class folks in the 18-55/60 range which makes up a lot of the Workforce is low risk to get this and yet we have crippled our economy and run out many small businesses. 

I like the theme of your posts. It gets very dire at times and I do believe we all need to work together to rid this things quicker so we can move on...not go back exactly to before, not sure that will ever happen again, at least that's how I feel at 10:27 on a Wed Morning.

That would be a first.  Mandantory mask usage and rolling lockdowns can soften the blow and push this thing out quite a bit.

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8 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

Higher death rates in early hit areas is because they weren't testing.   The reported case count for NY/NJ/CT is way below actual cases we had.  At the peak they were only testing the most seriously ill.   I know of people who were admitted to the hospital as a COVID case but they still weren't tested as they weren't sick enough to need to go to the ICU.

Dead is dead.  People weren't dying in NY/NJ/CT because they weren't getting tested.  They were dying because they had the virus.  Using your logic, WA & CA should be a helluva lot higher on the list, as they were hit early too.

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16 minutes ago, Ministry of Pain said:

I was reading that 55,000 of the deaths happened in nursing homes. I don't know what that means but it seems to point to fewer and fewer Working Class folks in the 18-55/60 range which makes up a lot of the Workforce is low risk to get this and yet we have crippled our economy and run out many small businesses. 

I like the theme of your posts. It gets very dire at times and I do believe we all need to work together to rid this things quicker so we can move on...not go back exactly to before, not sure that will ever happen again, at least that's how I feel at 10:27 on a Wed Morning.

Hospitalizations for the 18-44 crowd are increasing as well. Just because you don't die doesn't mean it's not a serious problem. 

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4 minutes ago, shader said:

Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty.

If the demographics and health of the current rise in cases were the same as they were 2-3 months ago then yes.  But with the current cases skewing much younger, there certainly will not be a direct proportional increase in hospitalizations and deaths.

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Reporter on CNBC said, "the market's taken a step lower after Florida's Coronavirus stats were just released."  I can't find the data online.  Anywhere know where to look? 

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4 minutes ago, themeanmachine said:

If the demographics and health of the current rise in cases were the same as they were 2-3 months ago then yes.  But with the current cases skewing much younger, there certainly will not be a direct proportional increase in hospitalizations and deaths.

That's just not accurate.There will 100% be a direct increase in hospitalizations and deaths.  The "death rate" may vary based on state/area/demographics, but this virus will cause an increase hospitalizations and deaths in areas where it breaks out. That's literally unavoidable.  

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3 minutes ago, Captain Cranks said:

Reporter on CNBC said, "the market's taken a step lower after Florida's Coronavirus stats were just released."  I can't find the data online.  Anywhere know where to look? 

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2020/06/22/coronavirus-florida-100000-cases-covid-19-latest-numbers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wplg10

 

I'm sure the major tracking sites will update any minute.

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1 minute ago, shader said:

That's just not accurate.There will 100% be a direct increase in hospitalizations and deaths.  The "death rate" may vary based on state/area/demographics, but this virus will cause an increase hospitalizations and deaths in areas where it breaks out. That's literally unavoidable.  

I think what @themeanmachine was pointing out was your statement said...

"Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty."

I think it's the words "direct proportion" that he had an issue with.  It's a certainty that more cases equals more hospitalizations and deaths - no one will refute that.  But to say the hospitalizations and deaths will rise at the same rate as the cases, without taking the age of those infected into account is wrong.

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Florida Mask Mandates : Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties

After an eight-hour meeting Tuesday, Pinellas County commissioners passed a mandate that begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The order will require every adult to wear a mask while inside public buildings if they cannot social distance.

Hillsborough's Emergency Policy Group approved a mask mandate earlier this week, which went into effect immediately, with enforcement beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

In Pasco County, the mask order went into effect immediately after Dan Biles, the county administrator, issued an executive order Tuesday.  Enforcement begins 5 p.m. Thursday. Not wearing a mask could result in a $250 fine.

 

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22 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

Dead is dead.  People weren't dying in NY/NJ/CT because they weren't getting tested.  They were dying because they had the virus.  Using your logic, WA & CA should be a helluva lot higher on the list, as they were hit early too.

Not like NY, NJ, etc.   I agree dead is dead but percentages don't mean anything when you probably have another 500k cases in NY.  

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1 minute ago, TheWinz said:

I think what @themeanmachine was pointing out was your statement said...

"Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty."

I think it's the words "direct proportion" that he had an issue with.  It's a certainty that more cases equals more hospitalizations and deaths - no one will refute that.  But to say the hospitalizations and deaths will rise at the same rate as the cases, without taking the age of those infected into account is wrong.

But see, that's the thing. I know deaths are a trailing indicator but Florida has been "Smashing records " for a couple weeks now and their daily death total has been flat. Even today,  5000+ cases 43 deaths. If you go to worldometers the 7 day daily death average has been around 35. We'll see if this can hold.

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1 minute ago, kodycutter said:

Florida Mask Mandates : Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties

After an eight-hour meeting Tuesday, Pinellas County commissioners passed a mandate that begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The order will require every adult to wear a mask while inside public buildings if they cannot social distance.

Hillsborough's Emergency Policy Group approved a mask mandate earlier this week, which went into effect immediately, with enforcement beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

In Pasco County, the mask order went into effect immediately after Dan Biles, the county administrator, issued an executive order Tuesday.  Enforcement begins 5 p.m. Thursday. Not wearing a mask could result in a $250 fine.

Two things I don't like about this...

1)  They shouldn't have said "if they cannot social distance".  Just say masks are mandatory inside public buildings and leave it at that.  It's basically a loophole built in.

2)  Change "could result in a $250 fine" to "will result in a $250 fine".

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6 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

I think what @themeanmachine was pointing out was your statement said...

"Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty."

I think it's the words "direct proportion" that he had an issue with.  It's a certainty that more cases equals more hospitalizations and deaths - no one will refute that.  But to say the hospitalizations and deaths will rise at the same rate as the cases, without taking the age of those infected into account is wrong.

Yes, exactly.  It's the "direct proportional" part that is just not correct, we do not know yet how much hospitalizations and deaths will increase, there is no certainty at all about this.

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5 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

Not like NY, NJ, etc.   I agree dead is dead but percentages don't mean anything when you probably have another 500k cases in NY.  

NY and NJ are ranked 2 & 3 in testing.  I could see your point if they were near the bottom.

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4 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

But see, that's the thing. I know deaths are a trailing indicator but Florida has been "Smashing records " for a couple weeks now and their daily death total has been flat. Even today,  5000+ cases 43 deaths. If you go to worldometers the 7 day daily death average has been around 35. We'll see if this can hold.

Exactly.  Just further proof that cases can go up drastically, but deaths don't necessarily have to follow.  It's not how many new cases we are seeing that's important - it's the ages of those cases.

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12 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

I think what @themeanmachine was pointing out was your statement said...

"Hospitalizations and deaths WILL rise in direct proportion to those rises in cases. It's not a theory, or a myth, it's a scientific certainty."

I think it's the words "direct proportion" that he had an issue with.  It's a certainty that more cases equals more hospitalizations and deaths - no one will refute that.  But to say the hospitalizations and deaths will rise at the same rate as the cases, without taking the age of those infected into account is wrong.

Well of course they won't rise at the same rate.  This virus doesn't have a 100% death rate.  But we have plenty of data that provide us with covid-19 hospitalization and death rates and those same numbers will become evident in every outbreak zone, unless the virus has mutated.

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10 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

But see, that's the thing. I know deaths are a trailing indicator but Florida has been "Smashing records " for a couple weeks now and their daily death total has been flat. Even today,  5000+ cases 43 deaths. If you go to worldometers the 7 day daily death average has been around 35. We'll see if this can hold.

Statistically speaking, it cannot hold.

I just read that Florida reported their 2nd highest hospitalization increase of the pandemic today with 256.

We are about 10-12 days into undeniable Florida increases.  Before that, if you tried to say Florida was increasing, you were met with YEAH BUT THEY ARE TESTING MORE arguments.

The hospitalization increases are happening right now.  The increases in deaths will follow.

 

We don't need to wait around to see the deaths actually occur before we act, do we?  We've seen this all over the world time after time.There's no reason to wait and see if things turn out the same as we know that they will.  This virus isn't a mystery anymore.

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9 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

Exactly.  Just further proof that cases can go up drastically, but deaths don't necessarily have to follow.  It's not how many new cases we are seeing that's important - it's the ages of those cases.

You really gotta stop with this.  But hey, I've made my point, so I'll leave you guys to your hoping that this virus will magically not kill people this time around.

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1 minute ago, shader said:

Well of course they won't rise at the same rate.  This virus doesn't have a 100% death rate.  But we have plenty of data that provide us with covid-19 hospitalization and death rates and those same numbers will become evident in every outbreak zone, unless the virus has mutated.

According to Worldometer as of right now, there are 123,484 deaths out of 2,424,857 positive cases in the US.  That's a death rate of 5.09%.  I will bet the death rate will only decrease over the next month, and the main reason will be the age of the infected.

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1 hour ago, TheWinz said:

I've continued to chime in, saying a very important stat is the amount of deaths compared to the amount of positive cases.  For example, would you rather have 100 cases and 10 dead, or 1000 cases and 1 dead?  The numbers below are available on Worldometer - you just have to do the math.

States from worst to best

9% - CT (9.32)
8% - MI (8.96)
7% - NY (7.59), NJ (7.56), PA (7.48), MA (7.34)
6% - NH (6.16), LA (6.08)
5% - IN (5.99), OH (5.93), RI (5.48), CO (5.39), MO (5.17)
4% - IL (4.87), VT (4.81), MD (4.76), DE (4.65), NM (4.39), MS (4.32), MN (4.26), WA (4.25)
3% - GA (3.97), KY (3.80), WV (3.55), NV (3.52), ME (3.41), OK (3.36), FL (3.13)
2% - WI (2.96), CA (2.95), MT (2.83), VA (2.79), AL (2.78), OR (2.64), IA (2.61), SC (2.53), AZ (2.38), NC (2.37), ND (2.35), HI & KS (2.08), ID (2.02)
1% - TX (1.80), WY (1.59), AK (1.54), TN (1.49), AR (1.42), NE (1.41), SD (1.31)
Under 1% - UT (0.89)

In the words of Dr. Gregory House, death changes everything.  Looking above, it's easy to see why mask compliance is followed by some states alot more than others.

Overheard in CT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all died?  Yeah, this virus is no joke.  I ain't taking this thing off my face until I get home.
Overheard in UT - Did you hear Tom, Suzie, and Marcus all recovered from Corona?  Yeah, if they can survive this thing, why am I wearing this stupid mask?

This is misleading.  The worst states we're hit early before we protected seniors like at all. 

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2 minutes ago, shader said:

You really gotta stop with this.

I have to ask - do you think the virus has mutated over the last few months, to the point where it's gonna start taking the lives of the younger generations like it did to nursing home folks from the start?  I get it - DEATH SUCKS.  But the fact is that only 2% of the deaths are under 35 years old.  Young married couples can serve COVID for breakfast to their kids.

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4 minutes ago, culdeus said:

This is misleading.  The worst states we're hit early before we protected seniors like at all. 

One of the best answers yet, and I fully agree.

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52 minutes ago, shader said:

Italy-style deaths?  The USA has four times as many deaths as Italy.   

I appreciate the information you bring to this thread, but come on.  USA has >5X the population of Italy.

I'm not defending the US response to the virus, but comments (not necessarily from you) about oh "we're idiots", the "whole rest of the world has this figured out but us", etc. irritate me because the US has lower deaths per capita than Italy, Spain, UK, Belgium, Sweden, and France.  Time will tell where things will end up, but as of now I would say that if you compare the US to similar countries - open, Western democracies with tons of travel, we're not an outlier.

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NY, NJ, & CT governors announcing a travel advisory. People must self-quarantine for 14 days when coming from states with "high infection rates". Haven't seen the details yet.

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30 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

NY and NJ are ranked 2 & 3 in testing.  I could see your point if they were near the bottom.

When we peaked there was no testing.  I know many people that had it and were never tested including hospitalized patients that were never tested.   NYC stated policy when hospitalizations peaked was to not even get tested and assume you had it and just go to hospital if you were short of breath.  NY reported cases are massively under reported and that stat is meaningless.  Look at antibody results that have come out that show NY was hugely under reporting cases. This isn't really a debate that our numbers are way low.

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2 minutes ago, Grace Under Pressure said:

NY, NJ, & CT governors announcing a travel advisory. People must self-quarantine for 14 days when coming from states with "high infection rates". Haven't seen the details yet.

The advisory says that our highways are equipped with those vehicle barriers, and if your state plate ends in the letter A, the barrier goes up.

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20 minutes ago, shader said:

Statistically speaking, it cannot hold.

I just read that Florida reported their 2nd highest hospitalization increase of the pandemic today with 256.

We are about 10-12 days into undeniable Florida increases.  Before that, if you tried to say Florida was increasing, you were met with YEAH BUT THEY ARE TESTING MORE arguments.

The hospitalization increases are happening right now.  The increases in deaths will follow.

 

We don't need to wait around to see the deaths actually occur before we act, do we?  We've seen this all over the world time after time.There's no reason to wait and see if things turn out the same as we know that they will.  This virus isn't a mystery anymore.

Definitely worried about the hospitalizations.  Agreed that it is more than just increased testing. One contributing factor to increased hospitalizations I have seen is that if they treat with Remsdalavir, it requires a 5 day hospital stay. 

Still encouraged by hospitals saying these cases aren't as bad and fewer ICU cases though.

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25 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

According to Worldometer as of right now, there are 123,484 deaths out of 2,424,857 positive cases in the US.  That's a death rate of 5.09%.  I will bet the death rate will only decrease over the next month, and the main reason will be the age of the infected.

Nope, It will decrease since cases are underreported so the rate of death is much lower.   Worldometers has NY state at 400k cases.  Antibody testing of NYC residents show about 13% got infected (https://www.6sqft.com/new-york-covid-antibody-test-preliminary-results/). You apply that percentage to NYC population and you have a million cases in NYC alone.  This issue was true all over the NY metro area (NY, NJ and CT). No one knows how many cases were in NY but I do know that 400k cases is off by at least a million.  

My guess case fatality rate is like 1 to 2%.

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26 minutes ago, shader said:

You really gotta stop with this.  But hey, I've made my point, so I'll leave you guys to your hoping that this virus will magically not kill people this time around.

I'm not sure if this is true or not, but Desantis mentioned that the new cases are primarily younger people who have a far greater chance of survival and that we (the state) has done a much better job of protecting senior facilities and at-risk individuals.  So there is legitimate potential that it doesn't kill people "this time around" if it's infecting those more capable of shaking it off.    

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2 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

Nope, It will decrease since cases are underreported so the rate of death is much lower.   Worldometers has NY state at 400k cases.  Antibody testing of NYC residents show about 13% got infected (https://www.6sqft.com/new-york-covid-antibody-test-preliminary-results/). You apply that percentage to NYC population and you have a million cases in NYC alone.  This issue was true all over the NY metro area (NY, NJ and CT). No one knows how many cases were in NY but I do know that 400k cases is off by at least a million.  

My guess case fatality rate is like 1 to 2%.

Sounds like we both agree the death rate will decrease though, right?  Just for different reasons.

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3 minutes ago, TheWinz said:

Sounds like we both agree the death rate will decrease though, right?  Just for different reasons.

yup, agree with you that rate is much lower. It is closer to the states peaking later than to NY and others that peaked early.  Also, think it shows that the critical thing to watch is hospitalizations since that is something you can measure truly against historical records and not cases.  We don't really know how many cases you need to swamp the hospitals like in NYC or Italy since we don't know how many cases we had in those places.  

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31 minutes ago, shader said:

You really gotta stop with this.  But hey, I've made my point, so I'll leave you guys to your hoping that this virus will magically not kill people this time around.

You just argue to argue sometimes, no one is saying deaths won't occur just that this virus has proven to not effect younger age groups the same way it does older age groups. Unless this thing mutates death rates amoungst younger age groups aren't going to change. Buy hey, you've blasted your hyperbole for the day so move on.

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6 minutes ago, Redwes25 said:

yup, agree with you that rate is much lower. It is closer to the states peaking later than to NY and others that peaked early.  Also, think it shows that the critical thing to watch is hospitalizations since that is something you can measure truly against historical records and not cases.  We don't really know how many cases you need to swamp the hospitals like in NYC or Italy since we don't know how many cases we had in those places.  

I think we need to be looking at the ages of those hospitalized and/or dying.  It will shed light on how/if this virus is mutating.

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