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Striking and ominous. Relative to other hard hit countries Brazil appears to have done next to no testing. Their current rate of positive tests is roughly 50%.
RT @haroldpollack: At the appropriate time, we will need a 911-type commission to investigate our failed national COVID response. Bill Gate…
RT @HelenBranswell: Its U.S. spread may have started mainly in the coastal cities, but #Covid19 is spreading to the heartland. https://t.co…
RT @TheEconomist: During the Ebola crisis, the CDC led the way. During the current pandemic, it has been forced into the backseat https://t…
RT @ScottGottliebMD: New study finds Covid19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still tes…
RT @Laurie_Garrett: Please watch this, from Dr. @Craig_A_Spencer -- ER doc in #NYC, #Ebola survivor, describes with animation what a day on…
RT @AbraarKaran: I have been worried about barber shops. I need a haircut as much as anyone, but: •face to face exposure for extended peri…
RT @Craig_A_Spencer: For months, me & my colleagues at Columbia University’s medical center have treated thousands of #COVID19 patients. E…
RT @mollycrabapple: Last week freedom rider Sally Jane Rowley died alone in an old age home of Corona. In 1961, she was sentenced to 6 mont…
RT @kylegriffin1: Breaking via WaPo: A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before…
RT @brianbeutler: Fixed it for you, @nytimes.
“Strugggled” lol https://twitter.com/nikkihaley/status/1264266583330914307
RT @yashalevine: imagine racist @joshtpm did this for any other language — say spanish?
Elections are easier to win if you decide who's allowed to vote. - Book of Trump 4:17
The President is helpfully telling us in advance he wants to steal the election, control who is allowed to vote. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1264558926021959680
The rest of the list: AL 0.5 MI 0.5 MO 0.5 NE 0.5 VA 0.5 ND 0.4 CA 0.3 FL 0.3 NV 0.3 SC 0.3 SD 0.3 KY 0.2 NC 0.2 TX 0.2 UT 0.2 WI 0.2 AR 0.1 KS 0.1 ME 0.1 OK 0.1 TN 0.1 VT 0.1 WA 0.1 WV 0.1 WY 0.1 AK <0.1 HI <0.1 ID <0.1 MT <0.1
Here are all states where >0.5% of the population is currently infected with COVID-19, via https://covid19-projections.com/ RI 1.9% NJ 1.6 DC 1.5 IL 1.5 CT 1.4 MA 1.4 DE 1.2 MS 1.2 IN 1.1 PA 1.1 IA 1.0 MD 1.0 OH 0.8 AZ 0.7 CO 0.7 LA 0.7 MN 0.7 NM 0.7 NY 0.7 GA 0.6 NH 0.6
 
Wait, where does that NYS .7% come from? That seems significantly off.
 
Or is this percentage of the population with an active infection as opposed to those who have had an active infection?
 
Those who have an active infection, yeah.
 
Ahh, okay. was confused. Because I think NYS has almost 2% of the population that has *had* a lab confirmed case.
 
Yeah, these estimates say 15% of New York state and 27% of New York City was infected *at some point*, which happens to match the state's serology data pretty well.
RT @NYGovCuomo: Health care workers wear masks for 5+ hours non-stop. You can wear one for 45 minutes.
RT @AshaRangappa_: Always good to wake up to another takedown of a silly Andrew McCarthy piece (who initially wrongly claimed that Flynn wa…
GOP Guv. Tearfully Pleads Anti-Maskers To ‘Dial Up Your Empathy’ And End ‘Political’ Divide https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/gop-guv-tearfully-pleads-anti-maskers-to-dial-up-your-empathy-and-end-political-divide via @TPM
RT @joshtpm: @jbouie One thing I'm struck by is the way the President's decision that the fact is bad for him has to a real degree politici…
Especially in April, but March too I kept hearing about or from people I knew in New York who had COVID. Now I'm hearing it from/about people in DC. Not at the volume certainly. Of course it's anecdotal. But it tells me (just as the public stats do) that that is now the place.
Led by @joshtpm, xenophobic, jingoistic, McCarthyite liberals think they *finally* found the proof of a Kremlin takeover of the United States (🇷🇺) because the IRS tweeted about coronavirus relief payments in Russian (why should Russkies get our money???). Meanwhile:
RT @AwardsDaily:
Jingoistic, xenophobic, McCarthyite liberals (excuse the redundancies) are furious -- & suspicious 🤔 -- that the IRS is publishing information about coronavirus relief payments in Russian (they're doing it for every major language). Even Joe McCarthy would've likely understood:
RT @mugecevik: The story is a little more complicated than “stay 6 feet away” guidelines. Coronavirus risk is simply not one-dimensional. W…
Snapshot of the COVID19 epidemic in and out of the state of New York. Graphs by @tpm; data from @COVID19Tracking; all trend lines seven day moving averages.
New York State also contains to do a very high and rapidly increasing volume of testing. And the percentage of positive tests continues to creep down. Now as low as 3%. It's not consistently below the national avg outside NYS. This is NYS (red) vs everywhere else in USA (blue).
Yesterday was the first day since March 25th that New York State logged fewer than 100 COVID fatalities.
RT @joshtpm: Remembering back to 9/11 when the primary response was “look. thousands of people die every day from all sortsa causes.”
RT @nycsouthpaw: Welp.
Remembering back to 9/11 when the primary response was “look. thousands of people die every day from all sortsa causes.”
RT @joshtpm: At @TPM today we're excited to welcome a new member of our team. @zarichards will be joining us next week as a newswriter in o…
shocking folks from red rose twitter have a rep https://twitter.com/leftistwonk/status/1264306685579079680
um what? https://twitter.com/irsnews/status/1264330380473176064
ICYMI: Weekend Reads From TPM https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/icymi-weekend-reads-from-tpm-3 via @TPM
Michigan AG Accuses Trump Of Having A ‘Real Issue’ With Women Leading State https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/michigan-ag-accuses-trump-of-having-a-real-issue-with-women-leading-state via @TPM
Sessions Finally Fires Back At Trump: ‘You’re Damn Fortunate’ I Did My Job https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/sessions-finally-fires-back-at-trump-youre-damn-fortunate-i-did-my-job via @TPM
RT @mollycrabapple: Dorot, an organization that works with older Jewish folks, has a nice program where you can make cards for elders who m…
RT @axios: NEW: The NBA is in early talks to restart its season in late July at Disney's ESPN sports complex in Florida. https://t.co/3qbw…
That "...But we're not" really had me going through it in 4th grade
I feel like we don't often enough discuss just how well Macy Gray's "I Try" holds up. One of the all-time great breakup bangers
 
2/ to be clear, had but didn’t know it. Starting showing symptoms first day back in US.
Fascinating. I personally, directly know an example of this. College student who rushed back to the US from Europe ahead of travel ban. Had COVID coming home and infected his whole family. https://apple.news/AfOmPTCG-S52284xg5ZWmbA
Hydroxychloroquine Isn’t a Joke It’s a Scandal https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/hydroxychloroquine-isnt-a-joke-its-a-scandal via @TPM
wow https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1263935118697062401
Here's a question for researchers, ethicists, docs, epis. Given these kinds of results, what kind of problems wld there be even getting a double blind Hydroxy/COVID study approved? It's an observational study. But the harm signals for the medicated cohort seem pretty high. https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1263959761009152000
RT @joshtpm: “For those receiving hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic — the cocktail endorsed by Trump — there was a 45 percent increased…
RT @AJEnglish: Brazil overtakes Russia in coronavirus cases; now second highest https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/brazil-overtakes-russia-coronavirus-cases-highest-200522153335764.html?taid=5ec88e2cfb44e00001b15a48&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
RT @joshtpm: Report: Trump Is Growing Tired Of Dr. Fauci Contradicting Him On COVID-19 Outbreak https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-tired-fauci-contradict-coronavirus via @TPM
RT @joshtpm: Are we on a longterm COVID plateau? Italy and Spain have seen daily cases drop to 10% or less of their peaks. They peaked less…
RT @joshtpm: Important to remember that when herd immunity is invoked as a strategy it means stopping the spread of the disease by everybod…
RT @joshtpm: wow, golden oldie, the time @Facebook lied about its numbers and got half the journalism industry to run off a cliff and every…
RT @joshtpm: Important to remember that when herd immunity is invoked as a strategy it means stopping the spread of the disease by everybod…
Important to remember that when herd immunity is invoked as a strategy it means stopping the spread of the disease by everybody getting sick. So when they say the cure can’t be worse than the disease, well ... in this case the “cure” is literally the disease. https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1263625187028799488
 
And then the billionaires never answer the obvious question: who is going to pay for the treatment of the herd when they don't have insurance?
RT @joshtpm: To put ‘herd immunity’ in perspective, every community in the US would likely need to undergo at least 3 or 4 succsive NYC lev…
RT @joshtpm: I'll never quite get my head around how Trumpism (and really the modern right) melds performative he-man-ism with aggressive w…
I'll never quite get my head around how Trumpism (and really the modern right) melds performative he-man-ism with aggressive whining and sad sack complaining that things aren't fair. In ordinary human affairs these themes are in some tension.
 
as Freud taught us, all things embody their opposites
RT @joshtpm: 👇 https://twitter.com/marklevinenyc/status/1263447027175874561
 
 
 
 
 
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