Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Governor: "We Are Getting More Confident."

State Health Officer says # of hospitalizations will drive policy. 

Governor Tate Reeves is holding his daily Covid-19 briefing right now.




* Governor says we have to reopen but it has to be "safe for all."

* Mississippi is not seeing a "widespread outbreak" but localized hotspots.

* There are 470 infections and 62 deaths in long-term care facilities.  There are fewer patients in ICU beds and on vents.

* State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said "we have flattened the curve."

* 4 MDOC inmates tested positive for the virus.

* Dr. Dobbs says Mississippi is different from Louisiana and New York.  He said we are going to see more cases.  The number of cases is a bad metric.  He said the important metric is hospitalizations.  Testing is going to be more aggressive so infections will increase.

* Dr. Dobbs said the Dental Board is working on guidelines for reopening.  However, nothing was said about when dentists could resume their regular practices.




33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Open it back up safely. If we all do our part there is no reason most business can't begin operating in the next week or so. If the public will just do simple things like wear a mask, shop as quickly as possible, and respect the social distancing requirements this will pass. It won't be every business and it won't be all at once, but we can get things restarted if we just act like adults and deliberately avoid unnecessary risky behavior.

Anonymous said...

"There are fewer patients in ICU beds and on vents."

Is Dr. Dobbs looking at different numbers than what his own agency is reporting? ICU patients and vent patients are both almost flat with an increase today. Both have varied about +/- 10% since April 9 with no statistically significant trend either way. Hopefully he has more insight, but there is no way to make such a statement based on the MSDH reports.

Hospitalization numbers, on the other hand, are showing consistent growth over the last 10 days.

The IHME model shows our peak is expected on April 24. Maybe things will trend down by the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

Got to get those lazy peons off unemployment, no matter how many lives it costs.

Anonymous said...

I went out today, less than 40% had on a Mask. Until you knuckle heads get it, it's going to be dangerous for all of us. Just start wearing a mask and this will go much faster than if you don't. Whether you was your hands or not is your business, I wear single use gloves so it doesn't matter to me, it you put your hands on everything. I don't want you too close or breathing on me.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I'm not going to wear a mask.

Anonymous said...

Lowe's in Madison was really crowded today. I saw one other customer, besides me, wearing a mask and gloves. ONE OTHER.

Anonymous said...

3:52 Where do you find all these supplies?

Anonymous said...

Just another 18 months!

Arghhhh!


Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

There goes football season

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm wearing a mask, because I give a shit about other humans and not just myself.

Anonymous said...

"...if we just act like adults and deliberately avoid unnecessary risky behavior."


HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! -Cough- HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Anonymous said...

3:52 - all gloves are single use...you people are doing the whole PPE thing WRONG. You should establish presumed clean zones (car interior, home interior, etc.) and zones presumed to be infected. When you wear gloves into a store, finger all of the merchandise and get back into your car with the same gloves, you've just contaminated a presumed clean zone. Don't waste gloves for use inside your car, when you get ready to exit your car, don a clean pair of gloves and exit your vehicle, do whatever you're going to do, and when you return, open the car door with gloved hands, with the door open doff the gloves properly by peeling contaminated surface to contaminated surface and clean surface to clean surface, handling the doffed (contaminated) gloves inside (clean side) out. Then sanitize your hands and go about your business. Repeat every time you exit your car or make a transition from a clean zone to contaminated zone and/or vice versa.

anon said...

Unless mandated by law I will not wear a mask. Sorry, not sorry.

Anonymous said...

A mask don’t prevent you catching a virus. The virus can be spread through eyes.

Masks only contain coughs and sneezes of the infected.

Please stop harping about people not wearing masks.

What even passes as a mask? A bandana? My butt hurts I’m laughing at how inefficient these are for protection.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:30: "There goes football season"

Wrong! Coach Saban himself came on to the Finebaum show today, and he is confident that a coronavirus treatment will be effective well before the prime months of the summer to get the players back and conditioned before Fall camps all across the country.

https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2020/04/nick-saban-confident-for-coronavirus-treatment-to-be-developed-soon.html

And, Coach Orgeron has led the battle in Louisiana against the coronavirus, so the numbers there will be coming down to nothing soon, if they aren't already.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/josh-peter/2020/03/19/lsu-football-coach-ed-orgeron-inspire-america-coronavirus-fight/2874704001/

The bottom line is there is going to be football season, at all levels, and that is what this country needs, more than anything, to get back to normal.

Anonymous said...

@6:45 Many infected people show no symptoms. As you said yourself “masks only contain the coughs and sneezes of the infected” and that is exactly the point. Stopping you from infecting 5 other people is effective in getting this under control. It isn’t about protecting you in particular, it’s about corralling the spread in the community which benefits everyone. I hope you aren’t taking the position if you can’t be guaranteed protection that you don’t care who else gets it. The reality is if you’re healthy you have more than a 50% chance of never knowing you are infected and risk passing it on to anyone you come into contact with. Have a little empathy and do simple things to stop the spread so we can get back to normal.

Anonymous said...

Saban and Orgeron have $20 million reasons to blow smoke up your ass. Their biased opinions are to be taken with a large amount of salt. One season without football won’t be the end of America.

Anonymous said...

@5:39. It's okay snowflake.

Anonymous said...

Until you knuckle heads get it, it's going to be dangerous for all of us.

Too bad for you.

Bill Barr Fan Club said...

Operation Gridlock. Governor's mansion. Saturday, April 25th, Noon.

Anonymous said...

"Just hotspots"? Where? That would be key information in everyone staying safe. Thanks. Gov.

Anonymous said...

If the casinos in Las Vegas can't make COVID-19 go away, I doubt Nick Saban can make it happen, even in Tuscaloosa.

Anonymous said...

Trolls at 9:32, 9:58, and 9:59.

Anonymous said...

Where are the hotspots so I can avoid that area

Anonymous said...

@8:38 the virus will pass through a cloth mask or a bandana if coughed on or sneezed.

Anonymous said...

626, it very well might pass thru that cloth mask and / or bandana, but it won't spread as far in the air. Unmasked, it can spread up to 15 feet; with a cloth mask, the distance is greatly shortened. Yes, it's not perfect, but it helps supress. As it does for just regular breathing out of the droplets - it cuts down on their dissemination

Anonymous said...

I went to a popular grocery store yesterday which I guess now requires a mask to enter, I asked where I could get one, the woman shrugged at me and I just kept walking into the store, bought what I needed and went about my day. This is bullshit and I'm not participating.

Anonymous said...

Only a fool would go out in public coughing during this. shouldn't be a need for mask if sick people stay home.

Anonymous said...

I went to a popular grocery store yesterday which I guess now requires a mask to enter, ...

Which store? Be specific.

Anonymous said...

Shut it down!

xoxoxo,

Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

8:09, you are such a rebel. You figured out how to post a comment so I would think you can figure out how to google where you can get a mask. If you don’t like a store’s policy than go somewhere else or better yet stay home and get it delivered. There are others like me who will exclusively shop at stores that require a mask because I like to reward common sense. Fresh Market in Ridgeland is where I choose to shop.

Anonymous said...

@8:34 That would be true except for two things with COVID-19. First is infected people are contagious a couple of days before showing symptoms. Second is half the infected people never show symptoms at all. It is contagious enough that it can be spread just through talking to someone. Please enlighten us as to how they are to know they are sick so they can stay home. There is no getting around the fact you’ve got infectious people in public and therefore encouraging everyone to wear a mask, don’t loiter, and maintain at least six feet of distance can help cut down the community spread.

Anonymous said...

8:34 - The Fresh Market, the only reason I go there is for a certain kind of coffee I can't find anywhere else. Next time I'm going to wear my shemagh - I'm guessing social distancing won't be a problem then.

https://twitter.com/TheFreshMarket/status/1249062016318349312/photo/1

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