Monday, May 04, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Stat Update: Almost Reopen Underway Amid Continued Debate

A quick peek at where we stand tonight . . .

Kansas City Health Department: As of May, 4 KCMO has recorded 586 positive COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths.

KMBC: "The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 368 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the statewide total to 8,754. In addition, six new deaths were reported. A total of 358 people have died from the disease."

KSN: Cases of Coronavirus in Kansas increase to 5,245 with 136 deaths

And of course the bigger picture news links from across the nation and around the world . . .

Doc Blocks Conspiracy Theory

Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Anthony "Tony" Fauci has become the scientific face of America's COVID-19 response, and he says the best evidence shows the virus behind the pandemic was not made in a lab in China. Fauci, the director of the U.S.

Kansas Beef Crisis Cont'd

Kansas sees coronavirus cases at meat-packing plants: report

Outbreaks of the novel coronavirus continue to affect meat-packing plants in Kansas, according to a local report. As of Sunday, the state has reported more than 5,000 cases of the novel virus, but numbers are expected to rise as testing becomes more widely available.

Show-Me Reopen Covid Spike

DHSS reports Missouri's largest 24-hour increase of coronavirus cases to date

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported Monday, the largest 24-hour increase in COVID-19 cases in Missouri since the pandemic began. The DHSS reported 368 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. This is the largest increase in coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period that Missouri has had yet.

Collective Rage Predicted

Frank Bruni: She predicted the coronavirus. What does she foresee next?

I told Laurie Garrett that she might as well change her name to Cassandra. Everyone is calling her that anyway. She and I were Zooming - that's a verb now, right? - and she pulled out a 2017 book, " Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes."

Confronting History

New York Fed Paper Finds Pandemic a Century Ago Fueled Nazi Rise

Nazis rose to power in Germany in part because of dislocations caused by a mass-death pandemic a century ago, research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday said. The paper, written by bank economist Kristian Blickle, examined how the German political system reacted to the influenza pandemic that struck the world between 1918 and 1920.

Prez Trump Deals With Tragic Coronavirus Numbers

Trump boosts coronavirus death toll estimate

President Donald Trump has warned that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus outbreak could reach 100,000 - revising upwards his estimate on the number of people the outbreak could kill by tens of thousands. "Look, we're going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people. That's a horrible thing.

Covid Head Check

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis

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Anonymous said...

Countdown to doc Fauci fired.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't work. President Trump already suffering enough at the polls.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Actually, he's numbers are better than Biden's right now.

Anonymous said...

Actually they're not Comrade.

Your shitty English gives you away.


"It's going to disappear. One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear." - Feb. 28

"Look, we're going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people." - May 3

So get out there guys! It's over! Let's go!

Save KC said...

Biden has to nail the VP pick if he wants to win but the odds seem in his favor.

There is not an American President in the history of the nation who could win reelection during a meat shortage.

Anonymous said...

Get the Buffalo Wild Wings dining rooms open!

The American lifestyle can no longer be compromised!

Anonymous said...

Biden will nail the Vp choice. or at least sexually harass them.

Jameson said...

I see what you did there and LULZ!

Anonymous said...

For the past 3 years Trump has been poking at China with all the big talk about how he's is charging China billions of dollars in tariffs, and threatening to further increase tariffs, in other words selling wolf tickets and talking trash about China and all the time calling China's leader his friend. Now with almost 70,000 died, and over a million cases in this country, China is saying "how you like me now" In November, these stupid people had better vote this demon out of office before everything is destroyed. White people are real dumb for making a deal with the Devil.

Anonymous said...

I agree. The right VP choice likely puts him over the top. His sexual indiscretions, even if true, likely wont matter any more to his base than Trump's did to his base. More hypocritical of Biden's base, sure, but politics isn't about beliefs or ideology, it's about winning.

streamfortyseven said...

Case count will go up as testing increases, the statistic to look at is people who are hospitalized, and the number of deaths. It's possible to have fragments of virus RNA in blood and get a positive test - even if you have no virus - that's what the "re-infections" all turned out to be, the virus RNA hadn't been cleared from the bloodstream yet. And to get to herd immunity, most people will have to get the disease, or a vaccine. The smart thing to do is to let the under-50 population get it, since they have a 0.2% chance of severe disease, and almost none die. The survivors become immune - there's obviously an immune response, otherwise they wouldn't survive. As for people over 50, it's face mask and prophylaxis time. If over 65 and with two or more comorbidities - obesity (BMI > 30), type 2 or type 1 diabetes, hypertension and the like, isolation until a vaccine can be given - unless herd immunity is reached and the virus dies out.

In a nation of 330 million, 100,000 dead is roughly a 0.03% death rate. The death rate for the flu is 0.01%, for comparison. The Spanish Flu killed 675,000 people in the US, out of a population of 104.5 million, for a death rate of 0.7%

Anonymous said...

Suddenly there's a plague across the nation.

A plague of know-it-all armchair epidemiologists that is.

Look, most of you chuds can barely manage your fantasy football teams effectively so maybe leave the science-y stuff to those with the above 80 IQs?

Anonymous said...

Covid-19 has proven effective on a small scale so now the "Purge" begins! New World Order is here sheeple and they need you to get back to work, hit those bars and restaurants, and live up to the fools that you are!! Good luck.

Anonymous said...

1)The stats are a lie. Doctors are writing COVID on death certificates, no matter what cause of death was. Autopsies and COVID testing are not being done on the deceased.
2)Predictably, a jewish writer compares this time to the rise of Nazism, because of a pandemic. More made up nonsense. The Spanish Flu epidemic was over by 1921. Hitler came to power 12 years later.
Message: Trump = Hitler.
3)This outrageous stuff will increase until November. All in an effort to unseat Trump.
4) One curiosity, though. Why are the Democrats having the weakest candidate possible carry their standard? Biden is not just a loser. He is a laughable loser.

Byron Funkhouser said...

He won the primary.

Republicans canceled theirs.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Byron the welfare cheat and traitor pretends to understand politics. What a laugh. What a bitch.

Anonymous said...

^^Why are you so concerned about somebody on the Internets? Is your life that pathetic? Loser.