Sunday, April 5, 2020

Day by day: Coronavirus cases in Washington State UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/4:  87,918 -- a one-day increase of 8,500 compared to 4,620 on 4/3.



The majority of Washington's coronavirus cases (40%) have been diagnosed in King County (Seattle).  


Screenshot of Seattle Post-Intelligencer top headlines (4/5/2020)

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/5/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (4/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/5/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/5/2020)
Washington State.  (4/5/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Screenshot of Seattle Post-Intelligencer top headlines (4/3/2020)


Screenshot of Seattle Post-Intelligencer top headlines (3/27/2020)



Screenshot of Seattle Post-Intelligencer top headlines (3/27/2020)


Coronavirus updates: King County reaches 1,277, TSA agent tests positive.  (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/24/2020)
As more and more tests were made available and completed, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Washington steadily grew. By Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases statewide jumped up to 2,469, including 123 deaths, according to the Washington State Department of Health.


Who's running in the 32nd Wisconsin State Senate District that Jen Shilling is not running for re-election



State Sen. Jennifer Shilling will not seek another term after 2 decades in office.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/3/2020)

SourceBallotpedia

Democrats are going to have to work hard to retain this seat.

Source:  Wisconsin Elections Commission (2008), Ballotpedia (2011, 2012 and 2016)


Related reading:
Dan Kapanke announces run for District 32 Senate seat.  (WEAU, 2/12/2020)
"It was an honor for me to serve six and a half years, a few years ago in the state Senate," Kapanke said. "[It was] a great honor and it would be a great honor if I could go back and do that again. I am really looking forward to that." 
Kapanke says he has been considering running for six months as he believes every race should be contested.

 Other 2020 election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)
76th Assembly District.  (4/5/2020)

Who's running in the Wisconsin 76th Assembly District now that Chris Taylor is not running for re-election?



Reported in Rep. Chris Taylor will not seek another term after nearly 10 years in state Assembly.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/27/2020)

Source:  Ballotpedia

Among the bluest Assembly district in the state.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Two candidates have declared so far.


Related reading:
Rummel campaign: Madison alder announces bid for state Assembly.  (WisPolitics, 4/2/2020)
Driscoll campaign: Announces her candidacy for the open 76th State Assembly District seat.  (WisPolitics, 4/2/2020)

Other 2020 election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)

Terry Nelson (1951-2020) Warren Area High School class of 1970



1968 Dragon yearbook
(Terry is listed in the index of the 1970 Dragon yearbook without a page number.)

1967 Warren City Directory

1983 Warren City Directory

Terry traveled a bumpy road during the first quarter of the 20th century.  By the mid-1920s, he quickly accelerated into the top 100, where he spent 32 years (1938-1979), peaking at #26 in 1946 and 1947,


Other class of '70 members:
2019
James Valone.  (10/12/2019)
Anita Youngquist Gray.  (5/17/2019)
Cindy Stewart Neizmik.  (2/11/2019)

2016
David Olney.  (9/14/2016)

2015
Dennis Dickey.  (12/28/2015)

2014
Dana Pusateri.  (9/23/2014)

CES2020: Sophia the Robot




Robots must teach humans about love, says world's most famous robot.  (ZDNet, 4/3/2020) 
Indeed, as the hellmonth of March came to a close, perhaps the world's most famous celebrity robot -- Hanson Robotics' Sophia -- decided to offer a manifesto. She took to Twitter to announce that robots must show humans the way. By being better than humans. Now, when I say better, I mean truly much more likable. She mused: "We need creativity, compassion, and hope, and we need our machines to exhibit these qualities. We need machines that are more kind and loving than humanity to bring out the best in humanity in reflection." If humanity needs machines to bring out its best, I fear we're in desperate straits.

Other CES2020 posts:
November 2019
SmartyPans.  (11/11/2019)
Warming up for CES2020 with a modern version of "Play Misty for Me".  (11/29/2019)

January 1-15, 2020
Pizza served up by Picnic(TM) robot.  (1/3/2020)
FutureLight files the Waydoo Flyer under 'bizarre'.  (1/3/2020)
Townew automated garbage can, a discomposing sign of the times.  (1/8/2020)
When it comes to useless consumer technology products, Charmin Rollbot wipes the competition!  (1/8/2020)
LG encourages you to grow your own with its indoor garden appliance.  (1/9/2020)
And the promise of a flying car just keeps on floating.  (1/10/2020)
Qoobo and Petit Qoobo, robot pillows in two sizes.  (1/11/2020)
Meet Samsung's Ballie, who looks like a yellow softball and will follow you everywhere.  (1/11/2020)
U by Moen smart faucet.  (1/11/2020)
Scary future brought to you by Samsung Neon.  (1/11/2020)
Climate360 smart bed.  (1/11/2020)
MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet keeps parents in dreamland.  (1/12/2020)
Segway S-Pod.  (1/12/2020)
Stick-up, highway robbery, case of grand larceny: Core meditation trainer.  (1/13/2020)
One-wheel Yeti cooler.  (1/13/2020)
Cubii Go compact seated elliptical device.  (1/14/2020)

January 16-31, 2020
LG ThinkQ smart door.  (1/17/2020)
BMW 13 Urban Suite concept car.  (1/20/2020)
Sing along with the Kohler Moxie shower head.  (1/21/2020)
Clean your teeth 10 seconds with the Y-Brush toothbrush.  (1/22/2020)
The Narwal:  It mops and vacuums!  (1/25/2020)
Ampere Tech Side Pocket Wireless fanny pack.  (1/26/2020)
NeuraSpud, the smart potato.  (1/28/2020)
Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced.  (1/29/2020)
The Bartesian (think Keurig bartender).  (1/30/2020)
Hello, my name is BellaBot, and I'll be your server tonight.  (1/31/2020)

February 1-15, 2020
Wavee toothbruch speaker.  (2/1/2020)
Robosen T9 Robot.  (2/2/2020)
MedWand remote office visits.  (2/3/2020)
Scoocase, the electric scotter suitcase.  (2/4/2020)
Lua, the smart flower pot.  (2/5/2020)
Robo-shark.  (2/6/2020)
PocketDrum.  (2/7/2020)
Lulupet smart litter box.  (2/8/2020)
Juno drink chiller.  (2/9/2020)
CoPilot Automatic Alert System for car seats.  (2/10/2020)
Welt Smart Belt Pro.  (2/11/2020)
Hydraloop water recycler.  (2/12/2020)
Umay thermal meditation eye mask.  (2/13/2020)
Bosch Home Connect Refrigerator.  (2/14/2020)
Groceries (TM) by MasterCard Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator.  (2/15/2020)

February 16-29, 2020
Hoop Cam+ Smart AI Indoor Camera.  (2/16/2020)
Climate360 Smart Bed.  (2/17/2020)
Lora DiCarlo Baci sex toy  (2/18/2020)
Yale Smart Delivery Box.  (2/19/2020)
Sepura home composter.  (2/20/2020)
Go Nok Nok.  (2/21/2020)
Olive Smart Ear wearable.  (2/22/2020)
Mateo Smart Bathroom Mat.  (2/23/2020)
Zibrio SmartScale.  (2/24/2020)
Samsung Bot Chef.  (2/25/2020)
Roybi robot for kids.  (2/26/2020)
Smart Mimic Go Travel Security Alarm.  (2/27/2020)
LucidPix 3D photo creator.  (2/28/2020)
Trifo “Lucy” Vacuum Cleaner and Surveillance System.  (2/29/2020)

March 1-15, 2020
Thermomix Tm6, bulked-up KitchenAid mixer.  (3/1/2020)
Sunflower Labs home security drone.  (3/2/2020)
PantryOn Smart Shelf.  (3/3/2020)
Julia, the autonomous cooking robot.  (3/4/2020)
OrCam wearable assisted hearing device.  (3/5/2020)
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure.  (3/6/2020)
Keurig ice cream maker.  (3/8/2020)
Clicbot, the modular educationl robot.  (3/9/2020)
Luft Cube air purifier.  (3/10/2020)
Heatbox, the self-heating lunchbox.  (3/11/2020)
Eve Water Guard.  (3/12/2020)
Odd.Bot Robot Weed Whacker.  (3/13/2020)
Smoodi self-contained smoothie imaker.  (3/14/2020)
MarsCat, a bionic cat, a home robot.  (3/15/2020)

March 16-31, 2020
ClearUP for sinus pain relief.  (3/16/2020)
Pulse Natural Intimate Personal Moisturizer Warming Dispenser, the Keurig of lube.  (3/17/2020)
DnaNudge wearable.  (3/18/2020)
Saki automatic pot mixer  (3/19/2020)
Poseideon smart mirror.  (3/20/2020)
MysteryVibe Poco sex toy.  (3/21/2020)
Lovense max 2 sex toy.  (3/22/2020)
Dr. CaRo rehabilitation robot.  (3/23/2020)
Nooie Cam 360.  (3/24/2020)
Uber Elevate.  (3/31/2020)

April 2020
Xen by Neuvana.  (4/3/2020)

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2018
2017
2016
2015

Day by day: COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/4: 70,030 -- a one-day increase of 7,915 compared to 7,401 on 4/3.



5,181 of the 10,017 cases (52%) and of 66 of 136 deaths (49%) are in metro Philly.

Screenshot of top headlines from the Philadelphia Inquirer (4/4/2020)



Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/5/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (4/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/5/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/5/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Screenshot of top headlines from the Philadelphia Inquirer (4/3/2020)


Screenshot of top headlines from the Philadelphia Inquirer (3/31/2020)





Philadelphia Inquirer (highlight added)







Day by day: COVID-19 cases in Florida UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/3:  91,722 -- a one-day increase of 13,456 compared to 10,812 on 4/2.



Screenshot of Tampa Bay Times headlines (4/4/2020)
(text box, arrow, highlight added; link to article)

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (4/4/2020)
Florida.  (4/5/2020)
Georgia.  (4/4.2020)
Illinois.  (4/3/2020)
Indiana.  (3/29/2020)
Iowa.  (4/4/2020)
Kentucky.  (3/27/2020)
Louisiana.  (4/5/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Related reading:
For most Florida hotel guests, it’s past checkout time. But not for DeSantis’ top donor.  
Miami Herald, 4/2/2020)
Kenneth Griffin, the 38th-richest American and the biggest backer of DeSantis’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign, has quietly flown in traders and staff from New York and Chicago to set up shop with him in the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the arrangement. 

Too little, too late?

Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis' approach. Others don't.   (USA Today, 3/31/2020)
Until we do more widespread community testing, we won’t really know who has been exposed,” [Dr. Marissa] Levine [professor of public health and family medicine at the University of South Florida at Tampa] said. From her standpoint, she said, the governor should set restrictions across the state. “From a public health standpoint, there is no question that the earlier you do it the better.” 
Florida’s large senior population, the age group hit hardest by COVID-19, is another reason to go to a statewide lockdown, Levine added. A stay-at-home order would signal to people, even in counties with few or no cases, that people need to change their normal behavior. 
“When you don’t have such an order in place, I worry people may not be as cautious or [not] go about their hand-washing and social distancing,” Levine said.  

‘It’s catastrophic.’ Coronavirus forces Florida farmers to scrap food they can’t sell.  (Miami Herald, 3/31/2020)
The total shutdown of the hospitality industry, to stem the spread of the coronavirus, means farmers who grew crops intended for everyone from small, independent restaurants to busy hotels are stuck with millions of pounds of produce that will soon be left to die on the vine. And even food banks, soup kitchens and rescue missions, which have seen a surge of unemployed workers making hours-long lines for boxes of donated fresh fruits and vegetables, are saturated with farm donations. 

News from the Trump fanboy front:
Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference.  (Miami Herald, 3/28/2020)

Related reading:
Will spring breakers become super-spreaders?  (Politico, 3/21/2020)
For much of this week, revelers continued to cram four and five to a hotel room, swarm beaches over hundreds of miles of coastline, and then gather shoulder-to-shoulder in bars and clubs – almost a model process for spreading contagious diseases.
University of Tampa says students on spring break together tested positive for COVID-19.  (Miami Herald, 3/22/2020)
The University of Tampa announced Saturday that it was the latest Florida college or university touched by the coronavirus pandemic via five students who tested positive for COVID-19. 
The school’s Saturday evening Twitter posting said the students had been on Spring Break together with other schoolmates. What the post didn’t say was where the students went on Spring Break or where they lived on or off campus.
While the world partied some places prepared. Will their coronavirus gamble pay off?  (Miami Herald, 3/26/2020)
While spring-breakers were still cramming South Beach bars earlier this month, Puerto Rico’s government was trying to turn the tourism-dependent island into an inhospitable fortress.

Day by day: COVID-19 cases in Louisiana UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/4:  58,498 -- a one-day increase of 5,753 compared to 3,578 on 4/4.



Screenshot of nola.com headlines (4/4/2020)

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (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.  (4/5/2020)
Massachusetts.  (4/4/2020)
Michigan.  (4/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)

Screenshot of nola.com headlines (4/4/2020)

Screenshot of nola.com headlines (4/3/2020)




Screenshot of nola.com headlines (4/2/2020)



96 coronavirus-related deaths reported across Orleans, Jefferson parishes.  (nola.com, 3/28/2020)
Saturday's spike in cases represents the biggest 1-day jump in total numbers the state has had so far, likely due to the increase in testing availability. Health officials on Friday confirmed 2,746 cases and 119 deaths from COVID-19 in Louisiana. 
The number of hospitalized patients increased to 927 patients and the number of people on ventilators increased to 336. The number of people on ventilators was up by 24% compared to Friday. 
Orleans Parish remains the state's coronavirus epicenter with 1,298 cases and 70 deaths, although the parish's share of cases in the state continues to shrink as the virus' spread continues. The virus has now spread to 56 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana, up from 54 a day earlier.


nola.com (red arrow oadded)



Related reading:
'It's like a war zone': Fighting coronavirus, limited ICU beds, bracing for chaos in New Orleans. (3/24/2020)
Coronavirus cases grew faster in Louisiana than anywhere else in the world: UL study.  (3/24/2020)
Louisiana governor requests major disaster declaration as state battles coronavirus.  (3/24/2020)
New Orleans has some of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the U.S. -- yet it's overlooked.  (3/23/2020)


Day by day: COVID-19 cases in Michigan UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/4:  26,118 -- a one-day increase of 1,481 compared to 1,953 on 4/3.



Michigan's hot spot (80% of the state's cases, 89% of the state's 479 deaths:
  • Detroit (3,550 cases/117 deaths)
  • rest of Wayne County (2,546/106)
  • Macomb County (1,560/65)
  • Oakland County (2,540/136)

Screenshot of Detroit Free Press headlines (4/5/2020)


Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (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.  (4/5/2020)
New Jersey,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)


Screenshot of Detroit Free Press headlines (4/4/2020)



Screenshot of Detroit Free Press headlines (4/3/2020)




Screenshot of Detroit Free Press headlines (4/2/2020)




Screenshot of Detroit Free Press top headlines (3/31/2020)





Screenshot of Detroit Free Press top headlines (3/31/2020)





The average age of coronavirus deaths is 68.1 years old. The state median age of those deceased as of Saturday is 70. The age range of those who have died due to the virus is 36 to 97, according to state data. 
While the number of cases is split 50-50 according to gender, males account for 68% of the deceased. 
The state says 24% of more than 15,000 tests have come back positive.




3/27/2020.  Here's the type of leadership our president with the emotional development of a 6 year old is demonstrating;

'We've had a big problem with the young — a woman governor,' Trump says of Whitmer.  (Detroit News, 3/26/2020)
She is a new governor, and it's not been pleasant," Trump told Sean Hannity. "We've had a big problem with the young — a woman governor. You know who I'm talking about — from Michigan. We don't like to see the complaints."

As you would expect, the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old, doubles down.  Think about what that means for all of us.





The good news is that Trump lost Michigan today.

First elected to public office when she was 29.



Beaumont nears capacity: 635 hospitalized for COVID-19 with limited ventilators. (Detroit News, 3/25/2020)
The health system has been transferring patients between hospitals to find space and is beginning to convert some operating rooms into intensive care units, Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said.

Day by day: COVID-19 cases in New Jersey UPDATE


Total tests (positive and negative) as of 4/4:  75,356 -- a one-day increase of 7,853 compared to 8,393 on 4/3.



Related reading:
Coronavirus in New Jersey: A timeline of the outbreak.  (nj.com, 3/24/2020)

12 Fraught Hours With E.M.T's in a City Under Siege.  (The New York Times, 4/1/2020)
A few weeks ago, a 911 call for “respiratory distress” would have sent emergency medical technicians — E.M.T.s — rushing into the building to examine the man and take his vitals. Now with coronavirus infections sweeping through the region, the emergency medical workers of Paterson, a poor, industrial city in the penumbra of pandemic-stricken New York, are working in a new, upside-down reality: Don’t go in a home, don’t touch the patient, and don’t take anyone to the hospital, unless absolutely necessary.

Related posts:
Arkansas.  (3/27/2020)
California.  (4/4/2020)
Connecticut.  (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,  (4/5/2020)
New York.  (4/5/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (4/3/2020)
Washington State.  (4/3/2020)
Wisconsin.  (4/4/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (4/4/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (4/3/2020)