Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Governor: "We are in the Eye of a Storm"

Governor Tate Reeves is holding his daily briefing about the Covid-19(2) virus.  The presser is streamed below.

*  State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said there is "relative stability" of patients hospitalized and on vents. 100 Covid patients are on vents.  Yesterday it was 99.  631 vents are available.

* State received 250,000 K95 masks.  They are distributed to tier 1 facilities. 

* Governor says "we have lost 100,000 jobs" in the last three weeks. He said those are the people who applied for unemployment benefits.  He said there are obviously many more who became unemployed recently.


Anonymous said...

Reopen Mississippi Reeves. As planned, on schedule.

Anonymous said...

Governor says "we have lost 100,000 jobs"
NO, The government has ordered business to shut down not the virus. The government is to blame.

Anonymous said...

@3:01, just apply for your trumpbux benefits and stay put. There isnt a billionaire or millionaire in the country whose accountants arent currently filing for every SBA loan and benefit available. Relax and get yours too. The democrats are trying to outdo Trump and are foinf to pass a $2000 per person UBI that will sweeten the deal. That combined with my unemployment bonus is making me richer than I have ever been in my entire life!

Anonymous said...

The eye of the storm maybe peaceful but rough weather ahead mate. Party at Flag Island this weekend.

Anonymous said...

People in Michigan are protesting the lockdown there.
We may be seeing the end of the people letting government dictate them what to do.

Anonymous said...

It does not matter when a state did stay at home, or if they even did it, all states numbers are falling, except New York where the Governor did an awful job of explaining that you can slow the spread by washing your hands apparently.

Anonymous said...

Lamont, You big dummy!!!

Danger to Society said...

He's an idiot, and it's really beginning to show.

Anonymous said...

I was not the biggest Tate fan when we elected him . But the guy has done a good job with all that he has had to handle the first four months. Continue to pray for him. Al of of the things that are so clear to youll now was not clear two months ago. A New Orleans and I were talking can you image the revolt if they had tried to shut down Mardi Gras with no cases at that time. Yes now its a nobrainer but to shut down New Orleans to tourism for a year is no small thing Thats a lot of jobs.

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Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

Again, the money is already lost. You'll get back to your dirt business 3:01

Anonymous said...

4:33 pm

That group in MI?

80% will be afflicted with CV. Most will suffer and 4-6% will die.

If that is your are screwed worse than Pemberton was.

Einstein said...

Schools have to reopen before business, otherwise you won't have a third to a half of workers that can go back to the workplace.

Anonymous said...

Melvin, I'll stipulate that you know you way around a McRib sandwich. But when it comes to money you've got about as much experience as Antard has managing a zoo.

Anonymous said...

" was not the biggest Tate fan when we elected him . But the guy has done a good job with all that he has had to handle the first four months."

I agree 100%.

And his pressers are now light years ahead of what they were only a few weeks ago.

I seriously doubt Jim Hood would have handled this any better.

Anonymous said...

Being unemployed suddenly is not a joke. People are hurting. Families are hurting. Meanwhile, Tater is cruising the interstates at 88 mph in the back seat of an MHP vehicle.

Anonymous said...

Well, Mississippi has done been saved by the Tater:

If this group was the best Tate could find, it is going to get really interesting. On the plus side, some people will come out of this just fine...but the vast majority won't be one of those people.

Anonymous said...

With a lot of reporting in the media regarding future meat shortages, I am curious if Gov. Reeves can relax some of the laws regarding selling fish and game meat? There is a lot of wild pork in the forests and fields of Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

would Jim Hood have shut down fishing? "absolutely not"

Anonymous said...

@7:28 AM
I've been thinking the same things myself. I wonder how legal it would be to construct markets to sell meat on the street?

Anonymous said...

Tate is doing surprisingly well- in everything. But then again, the former governor had such a low bar that doing something actually seems like crushing it.

Anonymous said...

April 15 @ 9:40pm wrote: “Being unemployed suddenly is not a joke. People are hurting. Families are hurting. Meanwhile, Tater is cruising the interstates at 88 mph in the back seat of an MHP vehicle.”

Great Scott! Hopefully he travels back in time and tells his childhood self to not get in to politics.

Anonymous said...

7:28 pm and 7:52 am
Are you both unaware that this virus began with human contact with wild game in " wet markets" in China?
Are you unaware that 135 species and counting are infected with this virus?
Eating wild game is about the dumbest thing anyone could do right now.

Anonymous said...

Well, well... Let's see...the stimulus package could have focused the money on jobs by sending checks to businesses and corporation only if they continued to pay the employees on hand at the time of the shutdown and that money would be full reimbursement for employee costs including maintaining insurance.
The package money didn't have to be funneled the way it was to banks and through tax filing companies either. The States have business tax records.
The Senate relief bill was a boondoggle and make no mistake , it was 99% the GOP Senate with the worst giveaways by the nutcases some of you love the most.
It's not that we didn't know how to do this better. It's that people who knew something about how government is supposed to work were fired and replaced with loyal " supporters" who could make "pillows" but didn't have a clue anything other than marketing and sales or stock portfolios.
These " self-made" men and women are learning the hard way that their workers and the little guy who provides them a service actually are crucial to their success.
If I were you, I'd consider it may be worth waiting a bit longer to make sure these folks are glad to see their housekeepers and childcare workers and chauffeurs and cooks and waiters again and to see their chicken pluckers and assembly line folks too.

Anonymous said...

@8:26 are you aware that the morbidity of starvation is much higher than Covid-19?

Anonymous said...

If I were you I'd disregard the nonsense @ 8:51 AM.

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