Monday, April 20, 2020

Governor: The Curve is Flattening

Governor Tate Reeves is holding a press conference right now.  It is streamed below.

*  Over 51,000 people have been tested for the virus.

* The curve is flattening.  Governor Reeves cites fewer numbers in ICU's and on ventilators.  The peak is not as high as in other states but is more of a plateau.  The plateau is not stretching the health care system. 

* Governor  is hopeful more areas can be opened up in the next two weeks.  Lifting the orders will "not be a return to normal."  Social distancing and limits on large groups will still apply.

* State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said overall hospitalization rate has slightly dropped to 27%.  Dr. Dobbs said the "curve has significantly flattened" and "we are in the meat of the plateau."

* One reporter asked how long before "we can expect a decline."  Really? More than a few officials would love to know that number.

* There are 77 nursing home outbreaks.

* Reporter asks why no one from casino industry was on the restart task force.  Governor says the task force is a starting point.


Anonymous said...

Open it up GOV with a the strongest disclaimer for everyone to proceed at your own risk and recommend an abundance of caution. Stupid is as stupid does and so on.

Anonymous said...

Elective cases need to start ASAP!!! No brainer.

Anonymous said...

Amen, we are not stretching our healthcare system. Let's roll back into the economy.

Anonymous said...

329 I agree! I'm waiting on my surgery that's been postponed twice.

Anonymous said...

Screw elective surgeries. We need our hair salons open again! I'm tired of looking at my wife's gray hair. These re-openings could save lots of marriages.

Anonymous said...

Proceed at your own risk and exercise and abundance of caution is a good idea. But what about people who work for others? If they decide the risk is too great or if they want to exercise more caution than their employer does, what do we do at that point? Mississippi is a right-to-work state, as I believe it should be, but aren't there some situations in which we should at least let people make decisions about their risk level and protecting their and their families' health without losing their paycheck, benefits, etc.? As an overwhelmingly Christian state, are we really going to cut off our fellow residents for whom it would not be safe to return to work right now? As a very pro-capitalist Christian, I struggle greatly with this. In normal times, I do believe that those who don't work shouldn't eat. But these are far from normal times.

Anonymous said...

A plateau is not a decline. The 14 days of decline has not started. We still can't talk about a serious opening until then. When companies like Nissian and their suppliers announce plans to reopen you can get excited. They will be guided by science not political considerations.

Anonymous said...

A gradual reopening would be appropriate. Open stores with a limit of the number of customers inside based on square footage to ensure adequate distancing. Sit down restaurants can open when adequate testing is available for staff to ensure one infected server doesn't pass it on to 50+ patrons over the course of a week.

No gatherings of more than 25 people until we see how the initial reopening works which will take at least a month. Even then we need to be prepared to keep things like sports and concerts off limits until a more effective treatment/preventative is available. Mardi Gras showed just how devastating 50,000 people mingling around in a fairly confined space can allow the disease to get so far out of hand that a complete lockdown is the only solution.

We need to take deliberate steps forward in a manner that we can be assured won't result in having to go right back to where we are now. That would be worse than keeping things locked down for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I would prefer the governor continue to show common sense and restraint and not listen to the whiners. There must be a lot of ignorant complaints coming his way, but as long as he takes the advice of doctors instead of those who are easily manipulated by Political rhetoric, he will be just fine.

Anonymous said...

'We are in the meat of the plateau'. Here here.

Anonymous said...

hey. has even nancy pelosi said she was happy with the economy at a standstill? no. no one, R or D is happy. Our Governor is managing this far better than most of them. Yes he wants to reopen. We all want to reopen. This week and at most one more isn’t going to kill us. We don’t want a spike and have to go on a new york style lockdown, right??

Anonymous said...

41,366 deaths. March 21st, there were 346 dead.

Where will we be in another month?

Or a year?

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Anonymous said...

It's going to hit the fan if we move too fast. We have Guinea Pigs who want to get er done, let them go check it out.

Anonymous said...

Tater needs to fire the director of the Dept of Employment Security. She screwed the departmet bore the virus and now phones aren't answered, the online sysem has crashed. Call in the National Guard Finance units and take control. This is beyond acceptable. and Tater, it's on you, buddy.

Anonymous said...

We all need to stay in our safe space and send Donna three dollars !

Don't ya'll understand !!!

Not only will we be saving Mother Earth, we can all be a JFP VIP !

Anonymous said...

" Our Governor is managing this far better than most of them" .

Gawd yes !

Jim Hood would be reloading shotgun shells and passing out bottled water in Chickasaw County.

Anonymous said...


Screw that. If Nissan and it’s suppliers left the state as a whole would be better off.

Anonymous said...

@7:33 no opinions, just provide the facts.

Anonymous said...

Do some of you even understand basic economic principles? Some of you act as though we can just shut the economy down forever and you will continue to live the same lifestyle. There is a limit to the length of time even the government can continue to pay you without revenue. Think beyond the next 5 minutes and turn off the tv so you can think for yourself rather than be told what to think. There are ALWAYS risks in life-there were before Covid, now with Covid, and will be after Covid.

@4:20 Nissan will reopen when there is demand for their cars. The longer this goes, the worse the economy will be and the fewer the cars they will sell. The economy is similar to a stadium light- you can flip the switch off and the lights will immediately go out. If you try to turn them back on, they will have to cool down before they heat back up which takes much longer.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood would have been arranging for one of his favorite law firms to sue China while he was doing some social work related press conference such as overcoming the child trafficking epidemic that is so prevalent in MS. Useless Fitch of course has taken up that mantle and other diversions.....

Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:09. But it’s not about the gray hair, it’s that she’s always right even when she’s wrong. I used to go to work to minimize my time around her. Now, I’m stuck. Divorce just means I’m 50% poorer; I just need some separation to maintain my sanity.

Anonymous said...

People this is easy. If you are a business you can open May 4th under these guidelines: 1. Before entering your establishment each customer must pass a thermometer check. No entry to anyone with 100 degree fever or higher. 2. Issue a mask if one is not being worn, customer must continue to wear the entire time they are in the store. 3. Customer must hand sanitize before entry. 4. Customers stay 6ft apart at all time, limit capacity if necessary. 5. Constantly wipe down touch points. Done. Lets Roll!

Anonymous said...

Got a link 8:39 AM?

Anonymous said...

10:10 pm Your knowledge of economics is extremely limited and superficial.

I suggest you look at the economic consequences of other pandemics.

I suggest to you that if you make your workers ill, there won't be enough of them to make or sell your widgets.

You may have a job for a few months but you will risk being dead or unable to work for the rest of your life.

You are looking ONLY at short term consequences and willing to risk far worse long term consequences.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's almost like an ancient Chinese saying to go with a novel Chinese virus:

Confucius say: too many idiots out there bleating loudly to reopen prove it too soon to reopen because too many idiots out there.

Anonymous said...

I suggest to you that if you make your workers ill you find new replacement and/or temporary workers.

Anonymous said...

Immediate gratification was supposed to be the sin of the irresponsible but an awful lot of posters here who wish to sound like they are well educated and financially successful obviously live pay check to pay check.

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