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MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: REMEMBER these are just NUMBER of POS #Tests and we can't TEST in US Right @VP #Pence and local transmission is on the rise in many places, especially Europe and US.
#China's @JackMa sent FLIGHT off to #US 3 hours ago with #TestKits see next tweet.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: A HUGE TY to @JackMa. .TWEETED 8:09PM SUN PM The first shipment of #masks and #coronavirus #testkits to the #US is taking off from #Shanghai.
All the best to our friends in America.
PLS Tell us when you get one.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be #Italy,” @Surgeon_General warned Mon. Widespread #socialdistancing could help change that trajectory, he said.
SEE @MartyMakary ARTICLE @maddow @CNN
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 4: #CUBA At least five people have tested #positive for #coronavirus aboard MS #Braemar, according to owner Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, though others have reported symptoms. Twenty-two guests and 21 crew are in isolation. @MiamiHerald #cruiseship @NBCNews
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 5: WAY TOO LATE ... @WHO now trying to COVER THEIR ASS... as is @VP #Pence and his boss #ImpeachedForLife @realDonaldTrump ... THATs OKAY see above #China's richest man is sending #US #TestKits since #TrumpAdmin wouldn't use the @WHO TEST. @MartyMakary
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 6: ABOUT DAMN TIME: 9:57 a.m. Federal (@FAA and @CDC) guidance to #flightattendants and #pilots
Avoid public transit, order room service to avoid virus. And they should take their own temperature twice a day while on the job #tradeunions #Workers
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 7: #SouthKorea Although it has one of the highest rates of infection, more than 8,236 cases as of Mon, it also has highest rates of testing.
As WaPo reported, “more than 10,000 tests have been administered each day” since virus spiked in city of #Daegu
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 8 : HERE IS FULL: #SouthKorea ARTICLE. THEY TEST 10,000 a day.(We have tested 13,000 TOTAL)
They have DRIVE THRU testing where PT goes into #TelephoneBooth and #MedStaff stay outside. @UCSF @KFF @KPHealth @JohnsHopkinsSPH @maddow
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 9 : #SocialDistancing THINK Months not WEEKS.. It depends when U.S. cases finally reach their PEAK two months for # China to peak. It took #SouthKorea about two weeks.. WHIILE The number of cases in #Italy still climbing in scary fashion. @MartyMakary
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 9: Here are #ITALY Numbers today.. 27,980 (yesterday 24,747)cases
and 2,158 (yesterday 1,809)deaths. @MartyMakary @drsanjaygupta @Surgeon_General @maddow @CNN @KFF @UCSF @seattletimes @BilldeBlasio #NYC #NewYork #GovCuomo
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 10: #UK Supermarket shelves in Britain emptied over weekend as impulse to stockpile spread.. shelves empty of everything from canned soup and pasta to frozen pizza and bottles of bleach. Cashiers wearing gloves described scenes of chaos
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THEAD 11: restricting travel to most of continental Europe, blocking most non-E. U. residents for 30 days. The plan would require final sign-off from E.U. leaders, which is likely to happen Tuesday. NOT #UK or #Ireland of course following #BREXIT
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 12: #ISRAEL @ADL @AIPAC Israel swore in its 23rd Knesset today, but not in the usual mass of 120 lawmakers .. members of the #Knesset, trooped into all-but-empty chamber two or three at a time and assented to oath recited by Knesset Speaker Edelstein.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 13: In a USA Today op-ed on Sunday, 16 doctors, epidemiologists and public health experts explained how staying home is the most critical action people can take to blunt the spread of the virus,. SEE @amdar1ing the #Cattening the Curve for explanation
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 14: #EGYPT 7:19 a.m.
60 cases in 15 #US states linked to #NileRiver cruises... that #Egypt would not shut down even when ALL CREW were POSITIVE. ....Remember when you travel again. @iyad_elbaghdadi @maddow @cnni @AC360 #ArabSpring
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 15: NOON NUMBERS ... and Remember this MAP from @KFF in their STUDY SEE AGAIN at .. as they project overall RISK of #SeriousIllness in 41% of US CASES ...but 72% in those over 60 esp. EX #SMOKERS.
@drsanjaygupta @MartyMakary
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 16:#LockedDown in #Beijing Like all travelers arriving from out of town I was placed in #quarantine at home for 14 days. I emerged in recent days, precisely at a moment when life was returning to Chinese streets @SCMPNews
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 17: 5:33 a.m.
MANY More people have now died from coronavirus outside #China (3,200) than inside...7,081 ...but note #US up to 75 now... with 4,314 POS TESTS.. but many more UNTESTED CASES. @AMSA_News @ANANursingworld @MoveOn @TheDemCoalition
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 18: 5:20 a.m.
#Germany officials to #TrumpAdministration NO
Exclusive rights to #CoronavirusUSA #coronavirus vaccine research aren’t for sale ..German politicians offered strong rebukes on Mon. @business @WSJ @MoveOn @votevets @maddow @cnni @guardian
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 19: #Iran (total now 14,991) reported its biggest one day jump in coronavirus infections (and DEATHS to 853) on Mon as another senior figure #died after contracting #coronavirus Ayatollah Hashem Bathaie Golpayenagi, a member of the Council of Experts
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 20: #Tennessee #Hoarder and #Gouger 36-year-old Air Force veteran had made a six-figure career selling trendy goods on @Amazon, Over Colvin and his scheme became tsubject of viral @nytimes story, ire of nternet and an investigation by state authorities
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 21: #HongKong #After dramatically slashing more than three-quarters of its flights, #CathayPacific airline is adding them back and deploying larger aircraft to #US cities and #London #travel #HotDestination
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 22: #SaudiArabia shutting down all shopping malls, closing govt offices and banning gatherings in parks or beaches. #Kuwait earlier closed all restaurants and commercial establishments. #UAE has kept some establishments open for now. #QATAR 439 cases.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 23: 12:33 a.m.
#PopeFrancis lonely stroll through a near-deserted #Rome. One of the city’s main shopping avenues, normally clogged with thousands of people, instead had only a few people out on the street on Sunday. One of those people was @PONTIFEX
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 24: 12:27 a.m.
#PeaceCorps suspends operations around the world In a letter on its website late Sunday, the federal agency said it would evacuate more than 7,000 volunteers from approximately 60 placements in developing countries around the world.
“Given what we know now, it is very likely that people who are exposed to more @airpollution and who #smoke tare going to fare worse if infected with covid than those who are breathing cleaner air, and who don’t smoke,” said Aaron Bernstein,
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 26 PM UPDATES: NOTE HERE IS LINK TO TOP of Page today .. TOP current headline is about #SF #BayArea lockdown I STARTED W 10:37AM Story. ICYMI #HongKong #CathayPacific story was at 2:38AM last night .. CURRENT HEADLINE
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 27: GOT THAT #TrumpAdmin. . ..85 now DEAD in #US..
and @FoxNews still spinning #TrumpLies till late today.
HERE from #ITALY ... OBITUARIES FILL a Newspaper but Mourners cannot go to Funerals (AND WHY ARENT THEY CREMATED? Pallbearers now EXPOSED!
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 28: #US Markets plunged.
U.S. markets plunged, despite the Federal Reserve’s emergency interest rate cut to zero. @WSJ @business @OccupyWallSt @OccupyKSt
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 29: 4:55 p.m.
U.S. sees largest one-day increase in #death toll since the outbreak began NOTE one added since story posted at 5PM. and NOTE: 4663 IS NOT #Cases but #Positive TEST we have only done 14,000.(#SouthKorea does 10,000 a day. SEE 9:39AM story)
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 30: LAST Story from today: 9:37 p.m. #coronavirus damage to Chinese #economy is worse than predicted #industrial output dropped 13.5 % in JAN and FEB, its most dramatic contraction in 30 years, Retail sales down by more than 20 percent @WSJ @business
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 31: 4:47 p.m.
#Ohio judge denies GOVDeWine request to postpone the state’s Tuesday primary (I should hope the fuck so) put on more Polls Workers keep LINES SHORT!..and why ISNT Everyone in US #VotingByMail?! @TheDemCoalition @JoeBiden #FlipTheSenate
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 32: WH press secretary #StephanieGrisham said in an email Monday that she had been working from home after being in contact ppl from Brazil.. #NestorForster, the Brazilian amb to #US who dined with Trump on March 7 at Mar-a-Lago, has tested positive
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 33: #TRUMP blew it again. Calling #Governors and promising Enough #Ventilators...but per GOV HOGAN “There’s not enough supplies states don’t have enough. The fed govt doesn’t have enough. They’re not getting distributed fast enough. @drsanjaygupta
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 34: @MLB @SFGiants #Baseball 2:36 p.m. MLB’s #OpeningDay is being pushed back indefinitely.. Commissioner Rob Manfred conducted a conference call Monday with team owners, statement saying Opening Day would be delayed well beyond the April 9 date
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 35: @SenMenendez to #POMPEO .. and #StateDept accusing state department of failing to provide information about #employees who were #infected with the virus or plans to prevent the spread of #COVID19 to other U.S. officials. #Numerous #Positive #cases
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 37: @Amazon HIRING! in #US Amazon plans to hire 100,000 new warehouse workers in the United States to alleviate the strain its global network faces as shoppers turn to it while avoiding physical retailers during the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 38: CASES over 100 and #Virginia 2nd DEATH.. #Maryland and the #District on Monday ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants except for #deliveryservice, which include #healthclubs and #gyms
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 39: total lockdown of at least 15 days to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
will begin Tuesday at noon People will be allowed to leave their homes only to purchase food, see doctors and to walk to work if their jobs require it.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 40: HEY AMERICA Think about VOTE BY MAIL .. #WA #OR #CA do and have huge TURNOUTS. #Florida #BrainCorley said voters can ask someone to pick up #malin ballot for them at elections office and have it returned to the office by 7 p.m., when polls close
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 41: On Monday afternoon, officials in six #SanFrancisco area #counties order all residents to “shelter in place” for the next three weeks. #WA state, Gov.Inslee (D) announced sweeping closures Monday, treat next two weeks as a #quarantine. ALSO #PA
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 42: #UK PM Johnson advised Britons to avoid “all nonessential contact with others,” meaning stay away from pubs, clubs and theaters....and schools will remain open..“fast growth” phase of the growth curve, number of cases are doubling every five days.
11:56 a.m. #Italy announces 349 new deaths from coronavirus, pushing death toll to 2,158. CASES 27,980.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD ...and FINALLY: 44: from #WUHAN explosive spread of #oronavirus in Wuhan, #China, was driven by people whose disease was #neverdiagnosed, THUS Given that there have been 181,00 confirmed cases, he said, more than 1 million people may be infected so far.
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