Thursday, April 2, 2020

Katrina'ed Again

The Wuhan Virus continues to flatten New Orleans.  Check out the numbers:

There were only 36 cases three weeks ago.

Below is what we know about the underlying conditions among COVID-19 deaths to date, as of March 29:

Pulmonary (12%)
Cardiac (21%)
Diabetes (40%)
Chronic Kidney Disease (23%)
Chronic Liver Disease (2%)
Immunocompromised (4%)
Neurological (6%)
Obesity (25%)
No Underlying Conditions (3%)

There are also infections at no fewer than 40 Lousiana nursing homes.


TrumpCantSuicideUsAll said...

Very scary. No telling what the actual numbers would be if everyone was tested.

Anonymous said...

Glad we don't have obesity and diabetes in Mississippi

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I think this shows how fast the virus can spread when you have massive gatherings like Mardi Gras. A single infected person can give the disease to many, many others and by the time you figure out something is wrong you will see uncontrolled chaos.

Hopefully we'll be able to get the new infection rate under control by the end of May and relax some of the social distancing recommendations, but I can foresee bans on gatherings of more than 500 people for a while longer. MLB and NASCAR will be the canaries in the coal mine. Both are champing at the bit to get the seasons going. We'll see when or if they can get things started.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a little less(50) than 3x's the Nola murder rate(120) in 2019, lowest since 71.

Anonymous said...

"Glad we don't have obesity and diabetes in Mississippi"

And with that comment we close the competition and award you the "Ultimate Snark" award for the year ;-)

Anonymous said...

We stopped going to Mardi Gras, when it became apparent that drug-resistant strains of Tuberculosis were being brought into the country. All those people yelling - AEROSOLING all sorts of microbes - in close proximity... It was a recipe for disaster. Too, one heard rumors that if "they" wanted to start an epidemic of some superbug, that's where it would start.

Anonymous said...

Diabetes (40%) Overweight
Pulmonary (12%) Smoking
Obesity (25%) Overweight
Chronic Liver Disease (2%) Drinking
Total 79 %
Self inflicted to a degree.
Survival of the fittest rule in Nature applied here.

Anonymous said...

@2:23, that's as of right now in the middle of the situation well before the peak. You've still got over 1,600 people in the hospital with 507 on a ventilator, and the numbers just keep rising every day.

What do you think the total number of deaths will be in two months when this has hopefully settled down? That's the number that will be useful for comparisons.

Anonymous said...

Katrina, the oil spill and now the virus. New Orleans seems to be as snake bit as Ole Miss football. Just when things are looking up, look out!

Anonymous said...

Tonight I will microwave a Zatarain's blackened chicken alfredo dinner in memory of The Big Easy from the safety of my exclusive gated Rankin County community.

John said...

Jackson is just a sneeze away...

Anonymous said...

New Orleans isn't that far off the national averages. High blood pressure 39% vs. 32%, obesity 33% vs. 31%, and diabeetus 15% vs. 11%.

Yes, these risk factors are playing a major role in the mortality; but to think it would be substantially different in most other cities is wishful thinking. It is going to be around 40% of Americans that have at least one of these risk factors and an uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 would cause a large number of deaths just about anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi leads the nation in hospitalization rate at 30%, by contrast New York is 22%.

Anonymous said...

@3:56 so what? What is your point?

Anonymous said...

"Katrina'ed again" is probably the wrong phrase to use.

"New Orleans levee breached once again" may be a better title.

Katrina hit us, not NOLA.

Anonymous said...

I don't get the point of all this 'underlying illness' bullshit. Are the monitors attempting to find something else to blame deaths on, or what? Oh, this is not that bad, this many had a heart condition. Oh, you have to consider this percentage would not have died had they not been diabetic. We're beginning to sound like China.

Anonymous said...

5:32: if you are in good health, you’ll get sick and get better. If you have other conditions (see the list) the strain on your body will likely cause you to die.

Those are the risk factors for us fat folks.

Anonymous said...

Almost no people are dying from Covid-19 but there are a few thousand people with overall poor health that are dying with Covid-19.

Anonymous said...

I personally don’t have an issue in weeding out the so called “handicapped” scooter participants we have become accustomed to. So, if Covid can speed things be it. We are all products of choices we make. Society will be better for it.

Anonymous said...

imo, new orleans got "NOLA-ed"....the same outrageous look-at-me shit that goes on with every drunken street-parade/party/celebration around the country. at least jackson was smart enough to cancel the st. paddy's day parade and attendant parties/celebrations, as well as the wannabe zippeedoodah SPQ display...but then the state's lack of govt leadership left everybody scratching their heads for weeks about what to do until finally goober and antar declared a shelter-in-place beginning today. i'm 70 and i remember 50 years ago discussing mississippi with my uncle and he clarified things for me pretty succinctly--he said that our problem was NOT race, that it was actually ignorance in high places! in the intervening 50 years, i have not been able to prove him wrong....

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