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chris08876 Mar 28, 2020 4:23 PM

Today's conference via Cuomo.

chris08876 Mar 28, 2020 4:32 PM

Regarding some more sites for treatments. If we recall, Javits will be used for that purpose.


JManc Mar 28, 2020 4:52 PM

I've always like Cuomo but he's really done an outstanding job since this all started.

chris08876 Mar 28, 2020 5:38 PM

Credit: Rotten Tomatoes

C. Mar 28, 2020 5:42 PM


Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8877003)

Just thinking about that movie.

sopas ej Mar 28, 2020 5:54 PM
Not my photo. I ganked it off da internets.

mhays Mar 28, 2020 5:59 PM something effective in the NY area, but wait for other areas to get just as bad before doing the same?

The numbers are surging in a bunch of states, and those are just the cases we know. Mild responses aren't going to work.

Figure a low-incidence state might have 100-200 known cases per million, and some multiple of that in unknown cases. Conservatively, let's say 400 per million. How many of those people are out spreading the virus, going to the supermarket, gas station, maybe even their job? Low is still big numbers.

Centropolis Mar 28, 2020 6:33 PM

seeing reports that martial law or similar coming for NYC

Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 6:38 PM


Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8876779)
I've been microw'ing my papers for the last couple of weeks. The first time I blasted it for over a minute & it started to smoke and parts turned brown. Now I give it about 2o second on a side, turn it over & give it another 20. It is quite hot and crispy but not blackenned. How suspicious should we be about produce and boxed products in the markets? I try to wipe them down with lysol or a bit of bleach, and I wash my hands like Howard Hughes. I only go out when I really have to get things. I usually wear a mask, although not a good N95 one (unavailable). The N95s have vanished. I usually wear surgical gloves. Going to take a while for things to approach normalcy, but social interactions will never be quite the same. I look at strangers and maybe even friends and coworkers as if they were potential bags of covids. I think I will become a hermit and live in the middle of nowhere.

Pedestrian, ypu are a doctor. I am reading good things about Gilead's drug remdesivir, which has apparently helped some patients in the newspaper articles I've read. Waiting on the research articles. Chloroquin doesn't seem to work according to one article I read, but it is too early to say for sure. Also, some are pushing megadoses of Vit C, and it is even given in I.V.s to patients with covid as an experimental treatment in a few hospitals. Some anecdotal reports say it helps. The vaccine is probably a year off, although the Moderna one is in trials. Probably the beast will keep mutating like cold & flu viruses, so they'll probably have to create a new version every year if it comes back seasonally. Other companies are trying to gather antibodies from recovered patients and maybe mass produce them. Any thoughts? I have a few shares of Gilead and a few other companies.

Remdesivir may work but I'd wait for trials before putting much faith in it. There are a couple of other antivirals undergoing trials: Galidesivir, favilavir and some others. The faith in hydroxychloroquine (not so much chloroquine) is still anecdotal but a lot of people have it and the thing about this drug is it's cheap, common and fairly harmless.

I'm not a believer in Vitamin C--reminds me too much of the Linus Pauling days when Vit. C was thought a miracle cure.

Here's a fairly complete rundown on clinical trials related to coronavirus:

Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 6:45 PM


Originally Posted by Crawford (Post 8876805)
It isn't clear why someone would be at much greater risk if they lived in a more urban environment.

One notion my brain won't let go of and that terrifies me about returning to San Francisco is the image of being in an elevator with someone who coughs. I'm not sure it's possible to get 6 ft from someone else in an elevator. But I will have to ride in one to come and go at all from my condo. We don't have usable stairs for security reasons. There are stairs--fire code requires it--but they are supposedly for emergency use only and are alarmed plus the doors to the street/sidewalks are locked from the outside.

Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 6:50 PM


Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8876933)
I've always like Cuomo but he's really done an outstanding job since this all started.

I don't quite share your view--the actions he's taken may have been mostly very good but a little too much blaming and complaining (i.e. politics) to suit me.

And speaking of politics, there is talk of inserting him onto the ticket as the Democratic candidate as opposed to Biden (whose capability in a situation like this is rather dubious to say the least--but that is probably now how he would be judged). Perhaps Cuomo is encouraging such talk and playing to it.

Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 7:33 PM


Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8877064)
You should see him on his brother's show on CNN. lol. Reminds me of my brothers and I getting together.

I have . . . hysterical:

sopas ej Mar 28, 2020 8:04 PM

OK now I'm REALLY hating pinche Coronavirus!

From KTLA:

Outbreak forces See’s Candies to suspend production for 1st time since World War II

See’s Candies, a California chocolate institution, is suspending production because of the coronavirus.

It’s only the second time in See’s 99-year history that production has been interrupted, the first being when it was halted due to rationing during World War II.

“Given the current events with COVID-19, and our concern for the health and safety of our employees, we have made the decision to initiate an interruption once again,” the South San Francisco company said in a statement. “We will work to keep you updated as we develop plans to safely resume operations.”

The first See’s store opened in Los Angeles in 1921 by a trio of Canadian immigrants: Charles See; his wife, Florence; and his mother, Mary. That grandmotherly face on See’s trademark black-and-white boxes belongs to Mary See, and her recipes were the foundation of the operation.


Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 8:15 PM


Construction on mansions and luxury condos continues while many shelter in place

SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area has been quiet for weeks, except for the sound of construction.

California’s shelter-in-place order has forced millions of people to stay home and businesses to close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Some construction workers, however, are still reporting for work to build and renovate Silicon Valley mansions and San Francisco luxury condos, thanks to carve-outs in shelter-in-place orders that exempt any housing construction as “essential” business.

Local officials say residential construction of all kinds is necessary to address the region’s housing crisis. The exemption means affordable housing projects are moving forward, too.

Still, the sight of construction crews in the midst of a pandemic has reignited neighborhood debates in one of the wealthiest places in the world — only now, disputes are also about how construction projects impact public health and vulnerable workers, in addition to the housing crisis.

Construction is continuing in other places too, such as across the D.C. region, where infrastructure projects are underway. New York at first allowed it but shut it down on Friday for anything that isn’t considered critical . . . .

On Nextdoor in San Francisco, people who are "distancing" at home but who normally are at work during the day when construction is going on are now complaining about the noise.

Pedestrian Mar 28, 2020 8:25 PM


Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8877122)
OK now I'm REALLY hating pinche Coronavirus!

From KTLA:

Outbreak forces See’s Candies to suspend production for 1st time since World War II

Let me make this easier for you. This was a box of See's candy I ordered for my Mom one year. It arrived covered in mold:

I thought about calling Warren Buffet and giving him H*ll.

mhays Mar 28, 2020 9:00 PM

I use stairs far more than the elevator at my condo...stairs up, elevator down (old knees), in the Before Time at least. We don't really have security issues with the's a fob to get in the alley door, then an actual key to get to the stair.

And now, with the exercise room closed, a few trips up the stairs at 17 floors each makes a decent workout (elevator down, two-person max, and sanitizing hands).

SpawnOfVulcan Mar 28, 2020 9:20 PM

Planes, planes, and more planes at BHM.

Source: Mine

Source: Mine

iheartthed Mar 28, 2020 9:49 PM


Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8877200)
the entire state or just all of the new york city area?

It was just one of his verbal diarrhea comments suggesting the NY Metro area would be quarantined. I wouldn't take it seriously.

The North One Mar 28, 2020 9:50 PM


Originally Posted by iheartthed (Post 8877193)
New York's fatality rate is actually one of the lowest. Michigan's is 3x New York's, for example.

lol no it's not. New York has the most deaths per million next to Louisiana.

3x? Where the hell do you come up with these total lies?

iheartthed Mar 28, 2020 9:52 PM


Originally Posted by The North One (Post 8877206)
lol no it's not. New York has the most deaths per million next to Louisiana.

3x? Where the hell do you come up with these total lies?

You do realize that is for a single day, right?

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