Thursday, April 2, 2020

New York, Florida, Texas and Alabama are the states projected to have the most fatalities

Via Billy

 Graphs show when coronavirus is predicted to peak in YOUR state ...
Three day old chart.

According to the projection models used by the US government, Alabama may see the fourth most fatalities from COVID-19, assuming full social distancing through May 2020.

New York, Florida, Texas and Alabama are the states projected to have the median most fatalities from the COVID-19 outbreak.

The virus is expected to peak in Alabama on April 19 2020, and result in approximately 5,516 deaths in the state by August 4 2020.

The data suggests between 849 and 9,600 deaths in Alabama, and that 3,504 invasive ventilators will be needed in the state.

The study projects there will be 27,498 beds needed in Alabama, but only 5,743 beds available, with a shortage of 21,755 beds.

The study projects there will be 4,382 ICU beds needed, but only 474 ICU beds available, with a shortage of 3,908 ICU beds.

The Strange Career of Segregation


In the beginning, there was no segregation, certainly not in the sense that we commonly use that term today. Consider in evidence our Southern distinctiveness, which is rooted in a folk culture compounded of black and white influences: our modes of speech; our rich cuisines and rites of conviviality; our varied and original musicality; our arts and crafts; our story-telling traditions; our sometimes unbridled passion for sport; our legends and superstitions; our humor; and our attitudes towards work and leisure. (For an exhaustive catalog, see The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, now four volumes long.) From the South Carolina Sea Islands to the Piney Woods of east Texas, these overlapping folk traditions thrive, and, despite many local variations and anomalies, they bind Southerners together into a unique people, regardless of race or class. Nor is Southern folk culture exclusively a product of the rural South. Charles Joyner, in his Shared Traditions (1999), insists that for the most part folk culture is portable, and also thrives (and is sometimes transformed) in urban milieus. As more than one historian has noted, African slavery was a relatively late development in the Northern states. When slaves arrived in places like New York or Pennsylvania, they entered long-established communities and had very little role in shaping the local cultures. Indeed, in the North, they were never more than 10% of the slave population of colonial North America. In the South, slaves were among the earliest settlers. Blacks and whites in the South have always been fellow travelers, and have as often as not lived cheek by jowl, at least until recently.

Understanding the War

Field artillery in the American Civil War - Wikipedia

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Never Trumpers Like Joe Biden and Hate the South


Thoughtful Southerners of a conservative and traditional bent have known since the 1980s that the old Conservative Movement which began back in the 1950s with the publication of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind, and then with the inauguration of William F. Buckley’s National Review, has no room for them, no room for their writers (unless those authors pass a rigorous test as to their opposition to “racism” and “sexism”).

At one time significant Southern eminences like Mel Bradford, Andrew Lytle, and others were welcomed to the pages of NR, to Kirk’s Modern Age and to other conservative journals, but those venues saw their doors close to Southern traditionalists in the later 1980s and early 1990s. Indeed, that process had begun years before with the migration of various non-Communist Leftists and Trotskyites into the Movement, with those interlopers—the Neoconservatives—assuming authoritative power in the establishment Conservative Movement. At first welcomed, the newcomers soon gained near complete control…of magazines, foundations, think tanks, and more. [There are two excellent articles in the February 2020 issue of Chronicles magazine, by Scott Trask and Paul Gottfried, exploring the disgraceful treatment of Bradford by the Neoconservatives.]

Martha McSally Urges WHO Director to Resign & Blackburn: China ‘Should Waive Some of Our Debt’ — ‘They Have Made a Global Pandemic Worse’

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, centre, speaks to a health official at a newly established Ebola response center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The World Health Organization’s director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Congo’s east mean the response to …

Martha McSally Urges WHO Director to Resign over Coronavirus

Blackburn: China 'Should Waive Some of Our Debt' -- 'They Have ...

Blackburn: China ‘Should Waive Some  Debt’ ‘They Have Made a Global Pandemic Worse’

Virginia store employee faces decades in prison for defending store from robbers

Trump Mulls Restricting Travel to CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus Hot Spots

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 Epoch Times Photo
 I think it should be CCPV!

President Donald Trump is weighing travel restrictions for people trying to visit places where the CCP virus is spreading.

Some states have issued limitations on travelers from other states, particularly against New York and surrounding states. New York has the most cases and deaths from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

Emerging in China last year, the virus has since spread to countries around the world. It causes COVID-19, a disease that proves deadly in a small percentage of patients.

"....four/fifths of coronavirus patients who need ventilators will end up dead.”

Infectious Disease Specialist Tells Fox News: 'This is the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic'

Infectious Disease Specialist: ‘This is the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic’

Dr. Stephen Smith, whom Fox News’ Laura Ingraham describes as one of the preeminent infectious disease specialists in the U.S., announced some very good news which, if true, would be a game changer in the fight against the Chinese coronavirus.

For those of us who are unfamiliar with some of the terms, he explained that when a patient goes into respiratory failure, they are intubated (they insert a tube into the patient’s trachea), and placed on a ventilator. He said that, so far, 20 of his patients have been intubated. And that has generally happened on day two.

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Mothers of reinvention: Auburn team makes emergency ventilators from CPAP machines

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Mothers of reinvention: Auburn team makes emergency ventilators from CPAP machines

A team at Auburn is using reinvention to come up with a solution to what could be a ventilator shortage across the state.

The Auburn University engineering professors, students and alumni have successfully re-purposed a standard CPAP machine into a functional emergency ventilator for health care providers to use during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

The team says their goal with the Auburn RE-INVENT Project was to develop a reliable option for an emergency ventilator that could be assembled using readily available commercial off-the-shelf components combined with a home CPAP machine.

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Questions About State Department’s ‘China First’ Shipment

 Questions about State Department's 'China First' shipment ...

A little less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department made a curious announcement that suggests President Trump’s “America First” administration put “China First” at a critical moment during the burgeoning Wuhan pandemic.

I asked the State Department about the controversy this week—and the vague and nonresponsive responses I received on background from a Foggy Bottom spokesperson raise more questions than they answer.

The Feb. 7, 2020 press statement attributed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headlined: “The United States Announces Assistance to Combat the Novel Coronavirus.” That week, we are told, the State Department “facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials. These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people.”

Trump Launches Massive All Out Military Offensive On Drug Cartels

 A photo taken on August 7, 2019, shows the US Navy USS Donald Cook class guided missile destroyer during an exercise how simulate a humanitarian response to a powerful earthquake and significant movement of IDF vessels and foreign vessels in the Mediterranean sea. - Sailors from France, Greece and the United States arrived on their vessels and were joined by the Israelis off the Israeli port city of Haifa for a four-day exercise, called "Mighty Waves". It simulated extracting wounded civilians to sea for treatment, fishing people out of the water and transferring humanitarian aid, with representatives of seven other navies taking part as observers.

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the administration was launching an all out assault on Mexican drug cartels using the U.S. military.

“As governments and nations focus on the Coronavirus, there is a growing threat that cartels, criminals, terrorists, and other malign actors will try to exploit the situation for their own gain and we must not let that happen,” Trump said. “We will never let that happen. Today the United States is launching enhanced counter narcotics operations in the western hemisphere to protect the American people from the deadly scourge of illegal narcotics.”


 WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - MARCH 4, 2020: General Mark Milley, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services

General Milley Drops Hammer On Mexican Cartels: ‘We Will Defend Our Country Regardless Of The Cost’

Kalashnikov Komrad: The New Non-NFA, 12-Gauge, Semi-Auto Firearm

  The new Komrad, with a 12.5-inch barrel, remains non-NFA.
 Komrad 12- Kalashnikov USA

With an SB Tactical pistol brace, 12.5-inch barrel and detachable magazines, the Kalashnikov Komrad radically updates the Saiga.

 The Kalashnikov Komrad is invading the U.S. market, and it’s one badass looking shotgun … excuse us, firearm. Based on the Russian Saiga design, the 12-gauge Kalashnikov Komrad sports a 12.5-inch barrel. Best of all, the Komrad remains non-NFA.

 Kalashnikov USA plans to offer the Komrad for a limited time. The company will produce an undisclosed small number of arms then retire the model. The Komrad also marks the first ever direct-to-consumer firearm from Kalashnikov. No tax stamp and non-NFA, the Komrad delivers tremendous appeal.

"A University of Southampton study estimates 95 percent of infections would have been avoided if China had acted just three weeks earlier”

 Beijing’s coronavirus lies have badly deepened global suffering

Beijing’s coronavirus lies have badly deepened global suffering

 Top Japanese Official: Rename W.H.O. To ‘China Health Organization...

 U.S. Intelligence Tells Trump That China ‘Intentionally’ Lied About Coronavirus Outbreak


Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is “intentionally” hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities — a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way Beijing has made the pandemic a bigger problem for the rest of the world.

Deborah Birx, the doctor-diplomat who’s leading the White House response to COVID-19, made it clear at a briefing this week: “When you looked at the China data originally,” she said, “you start thinking of this more like SARS than you do a global pandemic.” It wasn’t until data started coming out of Italy and Spain that public-health officials realized the problem would be far bigger “than anyone expected.”

In other words, if Beijing had reported the true size of the outbreak there, public-health experts would’ve been sounding much louder alarms at the start — and the rest of the world would have begun making much greater preparations, sooner.