This looks terrifying. Is this really necessary?
15% death rate? Even Italy is only 12% (and their cases are probably much higher). Are you weighting places like India & Indo heavily, or?Pretty grim statistics today. We'll probably hit 1M cases worldwide in a day or two. By the end of April there will be 10M cases and 1.5M deaths if things don't change drastically.
NYC has long used different lighting on the Empire State Building to signify things.
Nor do II also hold no illusion about any positive aftermath
What about the people suffering and dying by the thousands? They trampling your constitutional rights too? Or just your sense of entitlement?It’s supposed to be terrifying. Gotta tank the economy and trample our constitutional rights, they need the sheep fearful to accomplish that.
You just described every 24 hour cable news network for the last 20 years.They just say this, without qualification, and then pass on to what they feel are the logical implications of this factoid.
By all accounts I've read, the people who live and/or work there love the nightly displays.1. The color on the Empire State Building makes the thing look dystopian. I'm sure they were well-intentioned, but it was a well-intentioned mis-step.
True enough.You just described every 24 hour cable news network for the last 20 years.
Why should they operate any differently now?
Don't forget how such things work, in a rigid hierarchical system driven (partly) by fear of embarrassment. It's not that all the regional authorities report true numbers to the national government, and the national government then replaces them with a lie. It's that each local guy knows he can get fired or jailed if his numbers aren't coming down, so he trims them a bit before reporting them. The regional authority he reports to knows they can all get fired or jailed if their numbers aren't coming down, so he trims them a bit before reporting them. And so on. Whenever someone gets a fit of honesty and reports a real problem, all he does is make himself look bad in contrast against the other folk who're fudging the numbers. Peer pressure is applied, in addition to downward pressure.Re: numbers - at this point I'm not sure what motivation there is to lie?
I'm not so sure about that, unless they happened to be stuck there before flights were cancelled.Plus, pretty sure there's Virologists from all over the world who've been spending a lot of time there.
The older I get, the more I like glass half full.I'm not as sanguine as you.
“All of my medical school classmates are clinicians in China now,” Dai said. “I quickly thought of people” who could help Hopkins understand what was coming and how to cope with it.
It came together within hours: They would have a Zoom meeting on Thursday, led by physician Jian’an Wang, president of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou. It had sent 123 nurses, 42 physicians, and six other staffers to run an ICU in Wuhan, about 500 miles away, soon after the city was locked down in January. Although the number of new cases there and in surrounding Hubei province has dropped to the single digits (and, on some days, zero), many of the Zhejiang staff are still there.
“When facing a global crisis, sharing of medical and scientific information is invaluable if we are to save lives and halt the pandemic as quickly as possible,” said physician Paul Auwaerter, director of Hopkins’ division of infectious diseases.