That Covid-19 News

We Americans are bombarded every day with all sorts of news about this pandemic….antics of Donald of Orange, what the official count is, those mental midgets that want to infect the entire nation for their lack of concern….and then there are some stories that just do not make it to the news consumer……and there is where IST comes in…..

First I have seen where 45% of the American people think Donald the Orange is doing a good job managing this virus…..HUH?

Do these people see and hear the same stuff that I do?  If so how can anyone see the good job this man is doing?  But then most of them look like they should be in a mental institution.

Some  more troubling stats on the deaths….

Roughly 1,750 Americans are dying every day from COVID-19. But new federal estimates project that figure will nearly double over the next month, reports the New York Times. The projections from the CDC and FEMA see the US hitting about 3,000 deaths per day on June 1. The forecast also sees 200,000 newly diagnosed cases a day by that date, up from 25,000 a day now. The Times published the internal document here. On Sunday, President Trump increased his own estimate for the US death toll to 100,000, but the Times notes that figure will be surpassed in short order if these projections are correct. The US currently has about 68,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The new projections illustrate the risk of relaxing restrictions around the country, per the Hill. “There remains a large number of counties whose burden continues to grow,” warns the CDC in the report. After the Times published the information, the White House cautioned against reading too much into it. “This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force or gone through interagency vetting,” said spokesman Judd Deere. “This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the task force or data that the task force has analyzed.” On Sunday, task force member Dr. Deborah Birx reiterated that White House projections on deaths remained between 100,000 and 240,000, “and that’s with full mitigation.”

The White House predictions on deaths is not encouraging….

An internal Trump administration document predicted that the US’s daily coronavirus death toll would nearly double over the next month, even as the president has encouraged states to return to business as usual, The New York Times first reported on Monday.

Daily deaths are expected to grow to about 3,000 by June 1 from about 1,750 now, according to the document, copies of which were obtained by The Times and The Washington Post.

The draft models also predicted that the number of new infections per day would jump to 200,000 from 25,000 — an eightfold increase — by June 1.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-predicts-daily-virus-deaths-will-double-by-june-2020-5

I recently wrote about a Russian doctor the “fell” out a window….and now there seems to be a trend developing…..

Three frontline health care workers have mysteriously fallen out of hospital windows in Russia over the past two weeks, heightening public attention to the working conditions for doctors and medical professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Two of those health care workers are dead, and one remains hospitalized.
All three incidents, which are being investigated by Russian law enforcement authorities, have prompted intense discussion in the Russian press and on social media.
Alexander Shulepov, an ambulance doctor in Voronezh, a city about 320 miles south of Moscow, is in serious condition after falling from a hospital window on Saturday. Local state television, citing regional health officials, said he fell out of second-floor window of the Novousmanskaya hospital, where he worked and was receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus.
 
One is a coincidence….three is a trend and suspicious….
 
Could smoking actually be good for you?

A preliminary study by French researchers left the medical community baffled when it found that smokers may be 80 percent less likely to catch COVID-19 than non-smokers of the same age and sex.

Analyzing public health data, the scientists concluded that out of the 482 patients who visited Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris between February 28th and April 9th, merely 5 percent were daily smokers, according to a report in The Economist.

The results come as a surprise and contradict multiple other studies and expert warnings which have cautioned against tobacco use and smoking, as FIT had earlier reported. The study researchers have also acknowledged the danger smoking poses to health, making further inquiry into the findings extremely necessary.

https://fit.thequint.com/coronavirus/preliminary-study-finds-smokers-less-likely-to-suffer-from-coronavirus-doctors-express-caution

I will not get rid of my nicotine patches just yet.

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