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    Exclamation COVID-19 Resources

    This post will be updated over the next three months as more information is available to the public.

    The most accurate public reporting platform that we have found is managed by the Center for Systems & Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The site is updated several times a day and allows users to drill down to specific states, regions and countries around the world.

    Daily Situation Reports are also generated by several entities. Not all of the data is consistent.
    World Health Organization (WHO)
    ** Remarks made by the WHO regarding the shift to calling this a pandemic.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Media Reporting Sites:
    Colorado Reports hosted by The Colorado Sun newspaper

    (more to come)
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 03-12-2020 at 06:40 PM.

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    Default Don't think this is serious for just seniors!

    At about Noon PDT today, we decided to cancel all public events that we sponsor for 60 days. The decision to expand this policy into May and June is one we will make in the next couple of weeks.

    One of the tipping points for me was in this OpEd article in the Newsweek Magazine from yesterday.

    And this outtake:
    This is from a doctor working in Italy:
    “Here is how it looks in practice. Most of my childhood friends are now doctors working in north Italy. In Milan, in Bergamo, in Padua, they are having to choose between intubating a 40-year-old with two kids, a 40-year old who is fit and healthy with no co-morbidities, and a 60-year-old with high blood pressure, because they don't have enough beds. In the hallway, meanwhile, there are another 15 people waiting who are already hardly breathing and need oxygen.”

    “Fatality is the wrong yardstick. Catching the virus can mess up your life in many, many more ways than just straight-up killing you. "We are all young"—okay. "Even if we get the bug, we will survive"—fantastic. How about needing four months of physical therapy before you even feel human again. Or getting scar tissue in your lungs and having your activity level restricted for the rest of your life. Not to mention having every chance of catching another bug in hospital, while you're being treated or waiting to get checked with an immune system distracted even by the false alarm of an ordinary flu. “

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    Default Helpful information!

    One of our upcoming Las Vegas Voice Featured Performers is Jenny Ballif, who is known as the #sciencemom and she has prepared a very good video clip about the mathematics of a pandemic and why the COVID-19 is serious for all of us. More importantly why social distancing and “flattening the curve” can make such a huge difference!



    Mark

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    A good interactive map:
    https://data.citizen-times.com/coronavirus/
    Source: JHU & CSSE, Novel Coronavirus and Humanistic GIS Lab

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    Default Thanks for sharing this!

    Wow, that slider function on the map above really gives one a sense of the growth of this contagion.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Wow, that slider function on the map above really gives one a sense of the growth of this contagion.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Mark
    Yes, the slider is a great function. And the ability, at least in the USA, to drill down into a state and local areas. The map also shows there are few places to run and hide!

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    Thank you for sharing all of this information. This is a very difficult thing to face and having valid information will go a long way towards keeping us all safe.

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    Default I hope things are well with you and Sharon!

    Howdy Tim,

    Nice to hear from you.

    I hope things are well with you and Sharon!

    Yes, we are living in days of a new reality. COVID-19 is changing a lot of how most of us have living our lives.

    Really hope you are well and healthy and remain so!

    Mark

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    Default There is no evidence that COVID-19 is going to behave like the flu

    And this video clip talks about some of the dumber things that are being said about the COVID-19 virus.

    We really hope this is not like the flu. The flu season is not really a season -- it just pops up in other places.

    Please watch this clip. Be informed!


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    Default It's challenging. But these are not normal times.

    More information. Read and think about what you can do today.

    I've got to go into the office tomorrow to get some invoices and checks. After that, I am going to avoid going to the office more than once every 10+ days.

    It's challenging. But these are not normal times.

    I should mention that we've now cancelled all author appearances for 90 days.

    Mark

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