The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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When does the plug finally get pulled on this guy (from the misinformation police)? Always the kids...




 
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When does the plug finally get pulled on this guy from the misinformation police? Always the kids...





What did he say that offends you and why?

I am cheering on virulent variants. Need more natural selection.
 



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Translation: I’m an activist masquerading as a paid (and shoddy) journalist and suddenly find myself on an island

NYT? Any thoughts on reimagining journalism at your institution (on every topic)?



 
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Not pandemic related but relevant to the state of media and truth telling. The AP may still have some standards. The scary part: over 100 AP staffers defended her in a published letter. The second to last paragraph is an education on what goes on in the minds of activists.


 

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Not pandemic related but relevant to the state of media and truth telling. The AP may still have some standards. The scary part: over 100 AP staffers defended her in a published letter. The second to last paragraph is an education on what goes on in the minds of activists.


It’s quite obvious that most who are drawn to journalism are activists and that’s how their work reads. She doesn’t even seem aware that this might not be a good thing.
 

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It’s quite obvious that most who are drawn to journalism are activists and that’s how their work reads. She doesn’t even seem aware that this might not be a good thing.

Yep. It’s fine to have opinions but the AP and other legitimate outlets are supposed to be at least superficially balanced and unbiased, present relevant viewpoints and credible sources. She can work for Vox or any number of political media, but not the AP.

Does this appear to be an objective, unbiased individual?

 

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Not pandemic related but relevant to the state of media and truth telling. The AP may still have some standards. The scary part: over 100 AP staffers defended her in a published letter. The second to last paragraph is an education on what goes on in the minds of activists.


Run snowflake run. The socialists are gonna git u,
 



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Yep. It’s fine to have opinions but the AP and other legitimate outlets are supposed to be at least superficially balanced and unbiased, present relevant viewpoints and credible sources. She can work for Vox or any number of political media, but not the AP.

Does this appear to be an objective, unbiased individual?

In 2021 virtually everything is 'racist'. I will continue to believe that is bad for everyone as it draws attention away from the truly racist things that still occurr.
 


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In 2021 virtually everything is 'racist'. I will continue to believe that is bad for everyone as it draws attention away from the truly racist things that still occurr.
Racists, Nazis, White Supremacists, etc. have all lost their true meaning over the past few years. Sadly, I don't see this trend changing anytime soon.
 

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She kept on digging. This is the lead science reporter for the NYT, not some rinky dink campus paper. She doesn’t understand science or why her personal biases should be kept out of her columns. It’s pretty remarkable - how was this individual placed or hired into this position in the first place?

 



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MN Covid-19 Update - Friday, May 28

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 557,494 +308. Including probable cases 600,767.

Positive test rate 1.6%.

Health-care workers with positive cases 42,625 +25.

Cases no longer needing isolation 588,509 +413.

Active Cases 4,850 -59.

Deaths 6,998 +5. Including probable deaths 7,408.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,183 +3. Including probable cases 4,427.

Patients currently Hospitalized 316 -18. Cumulative 32,021 +29.

Patients currently In ICU 77 -3. Cumulative 6,493 +5.

Total PCR tests processed 9,095,453 +18,751. Including antigen testing 9,910,453.

Number of people tested 4,245,236 +3,197.

 

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What hero Fauci is. Thanks!



In previously unreported remarks, Dr Fauci supported the contentious gain-of-function experiments that some now fear might have led to an escape from a Wuhan laboratory causing the Covid-19 pandemic, calling them “important work”.

An investigation by The Weekend Australian has also confirmed Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, did not alert senior White House officials before lifting the ban on gain-of-function research in 2017.

Writing in the American Society for Microbiology in October 2012, Dr Fauci acknowledged the controversial scientific research could spark a pandemic.

“In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” he wrote. “Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario – however remote – should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision?

Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.
 

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Run snowflake run. The socialists are gonna git u,

Every signee on this document should be fired. Wow.


 

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What did he say that offends you and why?

I am cheering on virulent variants. Need more natural selection.

A) one-sided views, ie 99% negative. Does not tweet good news, positive studies
B) consistently ridiculous interpretations of studies w/o appropriate nuance and limitations, ie a single study out of Manaus Brazil does not mean P.1 reinfects 2/3.
C) Self-flattery
D) A hypocrite. Plausible evidence from wife’s tweets his child has been in in-person school in Austria throughout.
F) Seems to delight in alarmism

Absolutely nothing he tweets should be taken at face value.
 

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What hero Fauci is. Thanks!



In previously unreported remarks, Dr Fauci supported the contentious gain-of-function experiments that some now fear might have led to an escape from a Wuhan laboratory causing the Covid-19 pandemic, calling them “important work”.

An investigation by The Weekend Australian has also confirmed Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, did not alert senior White House officials before lifting the ban on gain-of-function research in 2017.

Writing in the American Society for Microbiology in October 2012, Dr Fauci acknowledged the controversial scientific research could spark a pandemic.

“In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic?” he wrote. “Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario – however remote – should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision?

Scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.

It seems like leaving pathogens deep in caves and jungles in their animal hosts rather than bringing them into major metropolises might be a good idea but 🤷‍♂️.

Who needs backup generators at a seaside nuclear power plant? What’s the worst that could happen?🤷‍♂️

Control rods? We don’t need control rods, or an understanding of complex nuclear reactor thermodynamics. Let’s just do it! 🤷‍♂️
 


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MN Covid-19 Update - Saturday, May 29

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive cases 557,782 +289. Including probable cases 601,105.

Positive test rate 1.9%.

Health-care workers with positive cases 42,650 +25.

Cases no longer needing isolation 589,390 +881.

Active Cases 4,297 -553.

Deaths 7,008 +10. Including probable deaths 7,418.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,187 +4. Including probable cases 4,430.

Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 32,015 +30.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,503 +10.

Total PCR tests processed 9,110,778 +15,200. Including antigen testing 9,930,030.

Number of people tested 4,251,947 +6,711.

 


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(I assume there will be no numbers reported Monday due to the holiday. Will post again when I have something to post.)

MN Covid-19 Update - Sunday, May 30

data reported by 4pm the previous day.

Positive Cases 558,012 +238. Including probable cases 601,384.

Positive test rate 1.7%.

Heath-care workers with positive cases 42,659 +9.

Cases no longer needing isolation 590,178 +788.

Active cases 3,780 -517.

Deaths 7,016 +8. Including probable deaths 7,426.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,191 +4. Including probable cases 4,434.

Total patients hospitalized-cumulative 32,056 +5.

Total patients in ICU-cumulative 6,503 (no change).

Total PCR tests processed 9,124,673 +13,940. Including antigen testing 9,946,608.

Number of people tested 4,258,244 +6,297.

 


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We still holding pretty steady at almost 10 deaths a day. Are they the deniers? Have they been in the hospital for weeks? Strange. I am curious about who is still dieing.

Covid is over to me, everyone who wanted a vaccine got one now and I see no need for further precautions. Wear a mask if you want to, I'm done.
 

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MN Covid-19 Update - Tuesday, June 1

due to the holiday, the data is one day behind. these numbers were reported by 4pm on Sunday.

Positive tests 558,130 +119. Including probable cases 601,517.

Positive test rate 1.3%.

Health-Care workers with positive cases 42,664 +5.

Cases no longer needing isolation 590,814 +636.

Active Cases 3,276 -504.

Deaths 7,017 +1. Including probable deaths 7,427.

Deaths at long-term care and assisted living 4,191 (no change). Including probable cases 4,434.

Patients currently Hospitalized 249 -19. Cumulative 32,059 +3.

Patients currently In ICU 79 +1. Cumulative 6,503 (no change).

Total PCR tests processed 9,133,530 +8,842. Including antigen testing 9,956,386.

Number of people tested 4,262,417 +4,173.

 

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Beds in use weekend update
ICU holding fairly steady, but non-ICU bed use is down 69 patients over the last 3 days.

Saturday:
ICU 82 +5
other 220 -19
Total 302 -14

Sunday:
ICU 78 -4
other 190 -30
Total 268 -34

Monday:
ICU 79 +1
other 170 -20
Total 249 -19.
 

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Meanwhile, despite a golden opportunity to change bad habits a root cause of numerous health and well-being issues gets little to no attention.

Krispy Kreme reports sweet bounceback in sales before planned IPO​


 

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I guess if you walked to the store and back


Do vaccine incentives work? Krispy Kreme says giving away 1.5 million free doughnuts has helped​

“So, it’s very gratifying to see so many companies, organizations, communities and even state governments encouraging and incentivizing people to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated.”


 


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The repeated efforts to downplay the psychological effects of the lockdowns and often baseless mandates is for the most part despicable and disgusting. Congratulations that the pandemic hasn't affected you as much as millions of other Americans
Compassionate conservative
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