Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Still Going Strong

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 353 new cases of the Wuhan Virus as well as 20 deaths today. The total number of cases is 19,348 The virus has caused 915 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 51% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 13,356 recoveries.  More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. 

 The important chart didn't show much movement.  Hospitalizations and ICUs declined every so slightly but that was after they shot up several days ago.  Vents remained flat. 


Anonymous said...

That was a brief respite with two consecutive days of single-digit deaths and much lower case counts even for a weekend. Guess we're back to normal now. So much for a summer break from the virus. You can't have a second wave in the Fall if you don't stop the first one. Looks like 1,500 deaths by September is a tad optimistic.

Anonymous said...

Today's "breakthrough" treatment is to get a decadron shot? All these "experts" just figured this out? This just becomes sadly more comical with each passing day.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we are in the third inning of a nine inning game. I sincerely hope that many of the COVID-deniers do not lose loved ones and discover religion and science.

Anonymous said...

several churches are resuming choir this week. expect a spike.

Anonymous said...

I notice a lot more cars on the road. Expect a spike in traffic accidents.

Anonymous said...

So, we're just going to accept people getting sick/dying and not change anything? Got it.

Anonymous said...

I have actively been trying to catch Covid-19. I am a bug chaser and and I secretly want the sympathy and status of being a Covid-19 survivor. I have been trying to catch it since April and I haven't even had the slightest cough. If i see someone sneeze or cough I immediately run into the viral cloud and even rub my hands on the surrounding surfaces and then rub my hands on my face. Nothing, not even a runny nose. I'm really starting to think that this is a hoax. A big lie by the governments and media. Sort of like Santa Claus or Obama's nation of birth.

Anonymous said...

The steroid dexamethasone has been identified as a "breakthrough" by the Brits, in battling COVID-19.

Anonymous said...

1:12, yes, because the virus is more contagious during a choir. We all know how God amplifies the virus in his place of worship. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

2;52. I want to live forever and ever. Please tell me, how can I do that? Please save me from these death monsters

Anonymous said...

I saw that movie Highlander and it is my understanding that after a few hundred years, nobody wants to live forever.

Anonymous said...

3:03 PM I've been actively trying to get it too!
My Bank will give me tons of money if I qualify for the loan.
The main criteria is that you have to be a Covid-19 survivor

Anonymous said...

3:18 I'm 50 years old with rheumatoid arthritis and take treatments that knock my immune system down. I'm not disabled by any stretch of the imagination and simply have to work to survive. I don't want to live forever, but I would like to live until my quality of life is significantly less than it is now.

There are a few things that can be done without adversely impacting everyone. Limit large gatherings, enforce social distancing, and wear masks when in public. There are a lot more people than you realize who are at risk, can't avoid human contact for a year, and who can be given a better chance to survive by others taking some simple actions. Unfortunately it appears there are too many people who refuse to be inconvenienced even a little bit for the common good.

Anonymous said...

@3:35 - BS!

Please tell us all what loan program you qualify for as a COVID survivor. There's lots of crap being spread, including in some of the above comments - but to think you can get a loan because you had it is just as idiotic as thinking states get federal dollars based on the number of COVID deaths they report.

Anonymous said...

Yes 2:52, that's correct. Have you got a better suggestion?

All the actions taken earlier were to avoid having the medical system (hospital beds, ICU beds, ventilators, staff, etc.) being overrun.

Nobody thought that any of the drastic measures that were taken would cure the disease but would only hold down the spread so that those that caught COVID and treatment was deemed to be beneficial could get it.

They worked - or at least appear to have. For those that want to argue they didn't do any good its hard to prove a negative. But either way, the medical system was not overcome.

Now - what do you want to have done to satisfy your snarky comment? What would you propose? Have a cure?? Bring it on, a lot of people would champion your breakthrough. Have a vaccine? Great. We'll start a line forming on the right - hope you have plenty.

But assuming you don't have a cure, or a vaccine, what would you suggest at this point?

Anonymous said...

We're headed for a completely preventable second shut down because public education has been gutted over the last 50 years, science literacy is near 0, and the explosion of social media has made us particularly vulnerable to disinformation campaigns (foreign and domestic). If you want to cut through the noise, just look at all the other countries who are successfully fighting this virus and the measures they have taken that have worked. It's surprisingly straightforward and uncomplicated. We can stop the spread of this virus and kill it off with very little inconvenience.

Anonymous said...

3:49 Everyone? Well, since this way absolutely harmed every person by shutting down then I guess the other alternative was to do nothing and let 99.5% have little or no impact.

The problem is, this was supposed to be shut down for 2 weeks, not until the end of summer or the end of the year, or the end of the century.

Anonymous said...

Would the world as we know it end if we didn't get this dumbass same update thread every damned morning? It's like the Clarion Ledger's lazy-ass staff repeating whatever they get off the wire from Gannett.

We've been conditioned to accept it. And we click on it for some mad reason that makes no sense. Then we realize we've spent eight minutes we can never get back wasting fucking time.

Anonymous said...

"So, we're just going to accept people getting sick/dying and not change anything?" Yup. People die every day for many reasons not just your dreaded Covid. There is not a damn thing that can be changed and if you actually think you can avoid death by Covid or anything else, you are more deluded than possible. Keep growing your fleece my little lamb.

Anonymous said...

I just can't wait for the movie version to come out. Talk about catastrophic death and destruction.

Anonymous said...

This ought to be good for 2-3 weeks of no work in Jackson.


Anonymous said...

Gee, this is really goin to hurt Ole Miss football recruitment.

Anonymous said...

5:55 Not going to disagree with your assessment. What I will point out is the effects of mitigation are almost 100% controlled by the people. Lockdowns don't work when you've got #TheGang601 holding massive anti-COVID parties. Same thing with the reservoir rednecks who can't seem to understand packing people on a pontoon boat is a recipe for the plague.

The two-week lockdown should have allowed the uncontrolled spread to stop. At that point individual cooperation with things like social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding large gatherings would have been enough to contain any outbreaks before they could get out of hand.

The problem is too many people thought the end of the initial two-week restrictions meant everything could go back to normal which is why we never saw the decline in cases like other countries were able to do. The average American, and Mississippian in particular, is incapable of doing anything at all to help their fellow people.

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