Saturday, April 4, 2020

"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint

Sources:  Washington Post (Trump quote), Worldometer (graphs)




Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/4/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (4/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/4/2020)
New York.  (4/4/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)




















The New York Times (It's snowing here)










3/11/2020 



3/9/2020


3/4/2020 



Day by day: Coronavirus cases in Iowa UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/3:  9,453-- a one-day increase of 785 compared to 813 on 4/2.



Essential Iowa
Adult toy shop Romantix remains open in Iowa after state closes many nonessential stores.  (Des Moines Register, 4/3/2020)
But Romantix, which bills itself as the "premier adult toy retailer in Des Moines," is still selling sex toys, lingerie and adult DVDs. 
Reynolds' order does not explicitly mention adult entertainment stores, so the stores, which operate in cities from Des Moines to Sioux City, are legally allowed to remain open. 

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/4/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (4/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/4/2020)
New York.  (4/4/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/3/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Related reading:
COVID-19 'outbreak' strikes Cedar Rapids long-term care facility, Gov. Kim Reynolds confirms.  (Des Moines Register, 3/30/2020)]
Heritage Specialty Care, the long-term care center in Cedar Rapids where two employees tested positive for COVID-19 early last week, is now the source of an "outbreak," with 21 cases of the highly contagious coronavirus tied to the center.

Iowa counties where Heritage Specialty Care facilities are located.


Screenshot of top headline from the Des Moines Register (3/27/2020)

Related Des Moines Register articles:
64 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa; more Guard troops activate; ISU lab equipment to aid in testing.  (3/28/2020)
Gov. Kim Reynolds: Iowa is already under 'equivalent' of stay-at-home order to fight coronavirus.  (3/25/2020)
Iowa day cares: You want us to stay open? We need supplies.  (3/23/2020)
Iowa mayors urge Reynolds to issue a coronavirus stay-at-home order.  (3/23/2020)


Day by day: Coronavirus cases in Georgia


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/3:  25,265 -- a one-day increase of 2,308 compared to 2,631 on 4/2.




4/3/2020

4/1/2020

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/4/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (3/31/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/3/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/4/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/4/2020)
New York.  (4/4/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/2/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/3/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Related reading:
BREAKING: Georgia governor to order shelter in place to curb coronavirus.  (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4/1/2020)
Kemp had balked at more stringent restrictions to combat the disease, in part because he was worried more severe bans would cripple the economy in parts of the state where there are few known cases of the disease.
But he reversed course on Wednesday as a growing number of other Republican governors, including the leaders of Florida, Texas and South Carolina, instituted broader limits on mobility and shuttered more business to try to counter the disease.
Was curious was to why Dougherty County is Georgia's only hot spot outside metro Atlanta.




‘Explosive spread’ of coronavirus in Georgia likely to worsen.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3/28/2020)
“The media and some in the medical profession are peddling these doomsday models and projections,” Kemp’s top aide, Tim Fleming, wrote Saturday. “This has in turn resulted in people panicking and local governments across our state overreacting. As a result of their overreach, many small businesses will struggle and some will not reopen.”
  [emphasis added] 
Fleming’s remarks appear to conflict with the position of the state’s own public health officials, who say the outbreak is likely to worsen without aggressive social distancing measures.