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  1. I went through these in my head, and charted out several on paper, before our sudden trip to NC last week. As it turned out, the trip was thankfully anticlimatic other than the very long delays in getting and packing the truck. I'm not saying it went smoothly. Picture two middle aged women and two poorly balanced, oversized cat-carriers in a fifteen-foot U-Haul truck (the kind nobody seems to realize is ALWAYS driven by an AMATEUR DRIVER?) hitting Atlanta at one-thirty in the morning only to find that when we got off the highway to get gas, the on-ramp was blocked off for construction and the detour one for a wreck, and we had to find another route that ended up with us on the beltway. At that hour, her phone was dead and mine was dying. I had to pull out my laptop to use as a backup battery, or I would have been trying to read a paper map with a penlight and damaged glasses. (I had knocked my glasses off with the seat belt, somehow, and shut the car door on them. My son bent them back into shape, but they are a bit scraped. And the doctor's office has been closed down for a while.) It all worked out, though. What if it hadn't worked out? What if these detours had routed us into a metro area and then we taken one of our several bad turns straight into a riot?
  2. 2,838,678 US 1,539,081 Brazil 673,564 Russia 648,315 India 299,080 Peru 291,847 Chile 286,412 United Kingdom 252,165 Mexico 250,545 Spain 241,419 Italy 237,878 Iran 225,283 Pakistan 205,929 Saudi Arabia 204,610 Turkey 204,222 France 197,198 Germany 187,977 South Africa 159,679 Bangladesh 109,793 Colombia 107,185 Canada 99,183 Qatar 84,850 China 75,376 Argentina 74,035 Egypt 71,419 Sweden 63,270 Belarus 62,142 Indonesia 61,838 Belgium 61,535 Ecuador 58,354 Iraq 50,857 United Arab Emirates 50,548 Netherlands 49,303 Kuwait 48,628 Ukraine 45,719 Kazakhstan 45,106 Oman 44,664 Singapore 43,569 Portugal 41,830 Philippines 36,983 Panama 36,818 Bolivia 36,184 Dominican Republic 35,719 Poland 32,672 Afghanistan 32,198 Switzerland 29,170 Israel 28,857 Bahrain 28,582 Romania 28,167 Nigeria 27,900 Armenia 25,509 Ireland 22,501 Guatemala 22,116 Honduras 19,801 Azerbaijan 19,459 Japan 19,388 Ghana 18,165 Austria 17,672 Moldova 15,829 Serbia 15,500 Algeria 15,491 Nepal 13,822 Morocco 13,032 Denmark 13,030 Korea, South 12,592 Cameroon 12,440 Czechia 10,462 Cote d'Ivoire 9,708 Uzbekistan 9,663 Sudan 8,926 Norway 8,658 Malaysia 8,376 Australia 7,577 Kenya 7,507 El Salvador 7,379 Congo (Kinshasa) 7,272 Senegal 7,248 Finland 7,094 Kyrgyzstan 6,932 North Macedonia 6,537 Venezuela 6,230 Haiti 6,159 Tajikistan 5,846 Ethiopia 5,677 Bulgaria 5,620 Gabon 5,570 Guinea 4,962 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,827 Mauritania 4,736 Djibouti 4,621 Costa Rica 4,476 Luxembourg 4,174 Hungary 3,969 Central African Republic 3,835 West Bank and Gaza 3,511 Greece 3,185 Thailand 3,094 Croatia 3,071 Equatorial Guinea 3,064 Kosovo 2,961 Somalia 2,819 Albania 2,728 Madagascar 2,519 Nicaragua 2,435 Maldives 2,385 Paraguay 2,369 Cuba 2,303 Mali 2,074 Sri Lanka 2,021 South Sudan 1,993 Estonia 1,860 Iceland 1,855 Lebanon 1,831 Lithuania 1,765 Guinea-Bissau 1,749 Slovakia 1,679 Slovenia 1,632 Zambia 1,613 Malawi 1,557 Congo (Brazzaville) 1,533 Sierra Leone 1,530 New Zealand 1,421 Cabo Verde 1,248 Yemen 1,199 Benin 1,186 Tunisia 1,150 Jordan 1,123 Latvia 1,092 Rwanda 1,082 Niger 1,002 Cyprus 989 Libya 987 Burkina Faso 969 Mozambique 955 Uruguay 954 Eswatini 948 Georgia 927 Uganda 871 Chad 869 Liberia 855 Andorra 728 Jamaica 720 Montenegro 719 Sao Tome and Principe 712 Diamond Princess 698 San Marino 698 Zimbabwe 676 Togo 672 Malta 565 Suriname 509 Tanzania 449 Taiwan* 375 Namibia 355 Vietnam 346 Angola 341 Mauritius 338 Syria 313 Burma 309 Comoros 277 Botswana 272 Guyana 220 Mongolia 215 Eritrea 191 Burundi 141 Brunei 141 Cambodia 130 Trinidad and Tobago 106 Monaco 104 Bahamas 97 Barbados 83 Liechtenstein 81 Seychelles 78 Bhutan 68 Antigua and Barbuda 57 Gambia 35 Lesotho 30 Belize 29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 24 Timor-Leste 23 Grenada 22 Saint Lucia 19 Laos 18 Dominica 18 Fiji 16 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Holy See 11 Papua New Guinea 10 Western Sahara States reporting more than 20k cases 396,598 New York 252,527 California 192,153 Texas 190,052 Florida 173,033 New Jersey 146,612 Illinois 109,838 Massachusetts 94,567 Arizona 93,922 Pennsylvania 93,320 Georgia 72,581 Michigan 71,670 North Carolina 69,341 Maryland 65,109 Virginia 63,289 Louisiana 56,183 Ohio 50,140 Tennessee 47,432 Indiana 46,717 Connecticut 43,386 South Carolina 42,862 Alabama 37,624 Minnesota 35,247 Washington 33,849 Colorado 31,061 Iowa 31,055 Wisconsin 30,674 Mississippi 24,542 Utah 23,583 Missouri 23,208 Arkansas 21,575 Nevada 129,672 US deaths attributed to corona virus, mostly in 32,157 New York 15,189 New Jersey 8,172 Massachusetts 7,014 Illinois 6,749 Pennsylvania 6,334 California 6,218 Michigan 4,335 Connecticut 3,702 Florida 3,278 Louisiana 3,236 Maryland 2,907 Ohio 2,857 Georgia 2,687 Indiana 2,607 Texas Cumulative hospitalizations in states that report them 89,995 New York US 20,233 New Jersey US 16,040 Florida US 11,743 Georgia US 11,461 Massachusetts US 11,034 Maryland US 10,411 Connecticut US 9,549 Virginia US 8,111 Ohio US 7,216 Indiana US 5,537 Colorado US 5,068 Arizona US 4,463 Washington US 4,139 Minnesota US 3,574 Wisconsin US 3,268 Mississippi US 2,906 Alabama US 2,882 South Carolina US 2,860 Tennessee US 2,685 Kentucky US 2,019 Rhode Island US 1,970 New Mexico US 1,676 Oklahoma US 1,565 Utah US 1,536 Arkansas US 1,365 Nebraska US 1,219 Kansas US 1,069 Oregon US 689 South Dakota US 569 New Hampshire US 358 Maine US 355 Idaho US 241 North Dakota US 119 Wyoming US 118 Hawaii US 112 Montana US On July 3, yesterday, 57,209 new cases were reported in the US; on the same day, 610 more people died in the US. Other than that, these are tonight's numbers, July 4.
  3. 2,793,034 US 1,539,081 Brazil 666,941 Russia 625,544 India 295,599 Peru 288,089 Chile 285,787 United Kingdom 250,545 Spain 245,251 Mexico 241,184 Italy 235,429 Iran 221,896 Pakistan 204,222 France 203,456 Turkey 201,801 Saudi Arabia 196,780 Germany 177,124 South Africa 156,391 Bangladesh 106,953 Canada 106,392 Colombia 98,653 Qatar 84,835 China 72,786 Argentina 72,711 Egypt 71,419 Sweden 62,997 Belarus 61,727 Belgium 60,695 Indonesia 60,657 Ecuador 56,020 Iraq 50,546 Netherlands 50,141 United Arab Emirates 48,672 Kuwait 47,705 Ukraine 44,479 Singapore 44,075 Kazakhstan 43,929 Oman 43,156 Portugal 40,336 Philippines 35,528 Bolivia 35,405 Poland 35,237 Panama 35,148 Dominican Republic 32,324 Afghanistan 32,101 Switzerland 28,410 Bahrain 28,166 Romania 28,055 Israel 27,564 Nigeria 27,320 Armenia 25,498 Ireland 21,293 Guatemala 21,120 Honduras 19,388 Ghana 19,267 Azerbaijan 19,185 Japan 18,050 Austria 17,445 Moldova 15,504 Serbia 15,259 Nepal 15,070 Algeria 13,288 Morocco 13,032 Denmark 12,967 Korea, South 12,592 Cameroon 12,319 Czechia 10,244 Cote d'Ivoire 9,663 Sudan 9,396 Uzbekistan 8,921 Norway 8,648 Malaysia 8,260 Australia 7,311 Congo (Kinshasa) 7,267 El Salvador 7,242 Finland 7,188 Kenya 7,164 Senegal 6,787 North Macedonia 6,767 Kyrgyzstan 6,273 Venezuela 6,101 Haiti 6,058 Tajikistan 5,846 Ethiopia 5,620 Gabon 5,521 Guinea 5,497 Bulgaria 4,962 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,736 Djibouti 4,705 Mauritania 4,447 Luxembourg 4,311 Costa Rica 4,172 Hungary 3,918 Central African Republic 3,486 Greece 3,334 West Bank and Gaza 3,180 Thailand 3,071 Equatorial Guinea 3,064 Kosovo 3,008 Croatia 2,944 Somalia 2,752 Albania 2,519 Nicaragua 2,512 Madagascar 2,410 Maldives 2,361 Cuba 2,349 Paraguay 2,285 Mali 2,069 Sri Lanka 2,021 South Sudan 1,991 Estonia 1,855 Iceland 1,830 Lebanon 1,828 Lithuania 1,765 Guinea-Bissau 1,720 Slovakia 1,650 Slovenia 1,632 Zambia 1,557 Congo (Brazzaville) 1,530 New Zealand 1,524 Sierra Leone 1,498 Malawi 1,382 Cabo Verde 1,240 Yemen 1,199 Benin 1,181 Tunisia 1,147 Jordan 1,122 Latvia 1,082 Niger 1,081 Rwanda 999 Cyprus 980 Burkina Faso 952 Uruguay 943 Georgia 939 Mozambique 918 Libya 911 Uganda 909 Eswatini 871 Chad 855 Andorra 833 Liberia 719 Sao Tome and Principe 715 Jamaica 712 Diamond Princess 698 San Marino 672 Malta 671 Togo 663 Montenegro 625 Zimbabwe 561 Suriname 509 Tanzania 449 Taiwan* 355 Vietnam 350 Namibia 341 Mauritius 328 Angola 328 Syria 309 Comoros 306 Burma 277 Botswana 256 Guyana 220 Mongolia 215 Eritrea 191 Burundi 141 Brunei 141 Cambodia 130 Trinidad and Tobago 106 Monaco 104 Bahamas 97 Barbados 83 Liechtenstein 81 Seychelles 77 Bhutan 68 Antigua and Barbuda 55 Gambia 35 Lesotho 29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28 Belize 24 Timor-Leste 23 Grenada 22 Saint Lucia 19 Laos 18 Dominica 18 Fiji 15 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Holy See 11 Papua New Guinea 10 Western Sahara States reporting more than 20k confirmed cases: 395,872 New York 250,514 California 185,244 Texas 178,594 Florida 172,742 New Jersey 145,750 Illinois 109,628 Massachusetts 93,392 Pennsylvania 91,872 Arizona 90,493 Georgia 72,175 Michigan 70,262 North Carolina 68,961 Maryland 64,393 Virginia 63,289 Louisiana 55,257 Ohio 48,712 Tennessee 46,915 Indiana 46,717 Connecticut 41,865 Alabama 41,532 South Carolina 37,624 Minnesota 34,778 Washington 33,595 Colorado 30,434 Iowa 30,317 Wisconsin 29,684 Mississippi 23,866 Utah 23,160 Missouri 22,622 Arkansas 20,718 Nevada 129,430 US deaths attributed, mostly in 32,137 New York 15,164 New Jersey 8,149 Massachusetts 7,005 Illinois 6,746 Pennsylvania 6,315 California 6,215 Michigan 4,335 Connecticut 3,684 Florida 3,278 Louisiana 3,223 Maryland 2,903 Ohio 2,857 Georgia 2,681 Indiana 2,590 Texas Cumulative hospitalizations, where the numbers are available: 89,995 New York 20,214 New Jersey 15,795 Florida 11,653 Georgia 11,436 Massachusetts 10,973 Maryland 10,411 Connecticut 9,529 Virginia 8,084 Ohio 7,175 Indiana 5,527 Colorado 5,018 Arizona 4,442 Washington 4,139 Minnesota 3,555 Wisconsin 3,208 Mississippi 2,883 Alabama 2,882 South Carolina 2,825 Tennessee 2,685 Kentucky 2,019 Rhode Island 1,945 New Mexico 1,661 Oklahoma 1,529 Utah 1,517 Arkansas 1,353 Nebraska 1,219 Kansas 1,069 Oregon 687 South Dakota 567 New Hampshire 358 Maine 350 Idaho 237 North Dakota 119 Wyoming 116 Hawaii 109 Montana 176,226 new cases were reported worldwide today, and 5035 deaths were reported worldwide today. This does not count the US, because the same site has a latest figure of July 2, when 671 people died in the US and 54,869 new cases were reported--this is a quarter the deaths but twice the new cases we saw May 8. So these are tonight's numbers, mostly, for July 3.
  4. The cases is cumulative cases. Otherwise the Zaandam would have fallen off the list (I think I will stop listing it anyway) and the other numbers would go down as well as up. There are not currently 2.75 million confirmed cases active in the US. If I could get the active numbers, I sure would post those instead And I found it. https://www.google.com/search?q=currently+active+covid+19+cases&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS903US904&oq=currently+active+&aqs=chrome.5.69i57j0l7.9747j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 That's Florida. For the US: https://www.google.com/search?q=currently+active+covid+19+cases&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS903US904&oq=currently+active+&aqs=chrome.5.69i57j0l7.9747j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 54,869 new cases were confirmed on July 2.
  5. https://covidactnow.org/?s=61189 Check your state, then click on your county.
  6. 2,735,554 US 1,496,858 Brazil 660,231 Russia 604,641 India 292,004 Peru 285,266 United Kingdom 284,541 Chile 250,103 Spain 240,961 Italy 238,511 Mexico 232,863 Iran 217,809 Pakistan 203,640 France 202,284 Turkey 197,608 Saudi Arabia 196,370 Germany 168,061 South Africa 153,277 Bangladesh 106,643 Canada 102,261 Colombia 97,897 Qatar 84,825 China 71,299 Egypt 70,639 Sweden 69,941 Argentina 62,698 Belarus 61,598 Belgium 59,468 Ecuador 59,394 Indonesia 53,708 Iraq 50,546 Netherlands 49,469 United Arab Emirates 47,859 Kuwait 46,821 Ukraine 44,310 Singapore 42,782 Portugal 42,574 Kazakhstan 42,555 Oman 38,805 Philippines 35,237 Panama 35,146 Poland 34,227 Bolivia 34,197 Dominican Republic 32,022 Afghanistan 31,967 Switzerland 27,837 Bahrain 27,746 Romania 27,110 Nigeria 27,047 Israel 26,658 Armenia 25,489 Ireland 20,262 Honduras 19,011 Guatemala 18,934 Japan 18,684 Azerbaijan 18,134 Ghana 17,941 Austria 17,150 Moldova 15,195 Serbia 14,657 Algeria 14,519 Nepal 13,015 Denmark 12,969 Morocco 12,904 Korea, South 12,592 Cameroon 12,178 Czechia 9,992 Cote d'Ivoire 9,573 Sudan 9,078 Uzbekistan 8,902 Norway 8,643 Malaysia 8,001 Australia 7,241 Finland 7,189 Congo (Kinshasa) 7,054 Senegal 7,000 El Salvador 6,941 Kenya 6,625 North Macedonia 6,261 Kyrgyzstan 6,062 Venezuela 6,058 Tajikistan 6,040 Haiti 5,846 Ethiopia 5,513 Gabon 5,450 Guinea 5,315 Bulgaria 4,788 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,715 Djibouti 4,606 Mauritania 4,395 Luxembourg 4,166 Hungary 4,023 Costa Rica 3,788 Central African Republic 3,458 Greece 3,179 Thailand 3,080 West Bank and Gaza 3,064 Kosovo 2,944 Somalia 2,912 Croatia 2,662 Albania 2,519 Nicaragua 2,403 Madagascar 2,400 Maldives 2,353 Cuba 2,303 Paraguay 2,260 Mali 2,066 Sri Lanka 2,021 South Sudan 2,001 Equatorial Guinea 1,990 Estonia 1,850 Iceland 1,825 Lithuania 1,796 Lebanon 1,700 Slovakia 1,654 Guinea-Bissau 1,634 Slovenia 1,632 Zambia 1,530 New Zealand 1,518 Sierra Leone 1,382 Congo (Brazzaville) 1,342 Malawi 1,301 Cabo Verde 1,221 Yemen 1,199 Benin 1,178 Tunisia 1,136 Jordan 1,122 Latvia 1,081 Niger 1,063 Rwanda 999 Cyprus 967 Burkina Faso 947 Uruguay 939 Georgia 918 Mozambique 902 Uganda 891 Libya 873 Eswatini 868 Chad 855 Andorra 819 Liberia 717 Sao Tome and Principe 712 Diamond Princess 707 Jamaica 698 San Marino 671 Malta 667 Togo 617 Zimbabwe 616 Montenegro 547 Suriname 509 Tanzania 448 Taiwan* 355 Vietnam 341 Mauritius 315 Angola 312 Syria 304 Burma 303 Comoros 293 Namibia 250 Guyana 227 Botswana 220 Mongolia 215 Eritrea 170 Burundi 141 Brunei 141 Cambodia 130 Trinidad and Tobago 106 Monaco 104 Bahamas 97 Barbados 83 Liechtenstein 81 Seychelles 77 Bhutan 69 Antigua and Barbuda 55 Gambia 35 Lesotho 29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28 Belize 24 Timor-Leste 23 Grenada 19 Laos 19 Saint Lucia 18 Dominica 18 Fiji 15 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Holy See 11 Papua New Guinea 10 Western Sahara 9 MS Zaandam States reporting over 20k confirmed cases: 394,954 New York 243,013 California 178,596 Texas 172,356 New Jersey 169,106 Florida 144,013 Illinois 109,338 Massachusetts 92,612 Pennsylvania 87,721 Georgia 87,445 Arizona 71,678 Michigan 68,423 Maryland 68,216 North Carolina 63,735 Virginia 61,561 Louisiana 52,865 Ohio 46,890 Tennessee 46,646 Connecticut 46,387 Indiana 40,111 Alabama 39,701 South Carolina 37,210 Minnesota 34,151 Washington 33,335 Colorado 30,212 Iowa 29,738 Wisconsin 28,770 Mississippi 23,270 Utah 22,636 Missouri 22,075 Arkansas 128,684 US deaths attributed, mostly in 32,064 New York 15,107 New Jersey 8,132 Massachusetts 6,951 Illinois 6,712 Pennsylvania 6,212 Michigan 6,209 California 4,326 Connecticut 3,617 Florida 3,255 Louisiana 3,212 Maryland 2,876 Ohio 2,850 Georgia 2,662 Indiana 2,541 Texas Cumulative hospitalizations for the states that report these numbers: 89,995 New York 20,141 New Jersey 15,454 Florida 11,500 Georgia 11,392 Massachusetts 10,939 Maryland 10,411 Connecticut 9,384 Virginia 7,911 Ohio 7,139 Indiana 5,513 Colorado 4,916 Arizona 4,402 Washington 4,112 Minnesota 3,519 Wisconsin 3,208 Mississippi 2,854 South Carolina 2,835 Alabama 2,775 Tennessee 2,662 Kentucky 2,011 Rhode Island 1,928 New Mexico 1,615 Oklahoma 1,505 Utah 1,477 Arkansas 1,343 Nebraska 1,195 Kansas 1,069 Oregon 683 South Dakota 565 New Hampshire 354 Maine 340 Idaho 234 North Dakota 119 Wyoming 116 Hawaii 106 Montana Tonight's numbers July 2
  7. Ten feet tall and bullet-proof.
  8. Prices sure are going up. Sales all seem to be on stuff I don't want, or what won't last.
  9. Reuters U.S. coronavirus cases rise by nearly 50,000 in biggest one-day spike of pandemic Lisa Shumaker ReutersJuly 1, 2020, 9:32 PM EDT (Reuters) - New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by nearly 50,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic. The record follows a warning by the government's top infectious diseases expert that the number could soon double to 100,000 cases a day if Americans do not come together to take steps necessary to halt the virus' resurgent spread, such as wearing masks when unable to practice social distancing. In the first week of June, the United States added about 22,000 new coronavirus cases each day. But as the month progressed, hotspots began to emerge across the Sun Belt. In the last seven days of June, daily new infections almost doubled to 42,000 nationally. Brazil is the only other country to report more than 50,000 new cases in one day. The United States reported at least 49,286 cases on Tuesday. More than half of new U.S. cases each day come from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, home to 30% of the country's population. All four states plus 10 others saw new cases more than double in June. The daily increase in new cases could reach 100,000 unless a nationwide push was made to tamp down the fast-spreading virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday. "We can't just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk," Fauci said. The rise in cases is not just the result of more testing. Hospitalizations are also skyrocketing. Nationally, 7% of coronavirus diagnostic tests came back positive last week, up from 5% the prior week, according to a Reuters analysis. Arizona's positivity test rate was 24% last week, Florida's was 16%. Nevada, South Carolina and Texas were all 15%, according to the analysis. (Open https://tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser for a Reuters interactive) Some of the recent increase traces back to Memorial Day holiday celebrations in late May. Health experts are worried about Independence Day celebrations this weekend, when Americans traditionally flock to beaches and campgrounds to watch fireworks displays.
  10. 2,683,894 US 1,448,753 Brazil 653,479 Russia 585,493 India 314,992 United Kingdom 288,477 Peru 282,043 Chile 249,659 Spain 240,760 Italy 231,770 Mexico 230,211 Iran 213,470 Pakistan 202,981 France 201,098 Turkey 195,893 Germany 194,225 Saudi Arabia 159,333 South Africa 149,258 Bangladesh 106,288 Canada 98,090 Colombia 97,003 Qatar 84,813 China 69,814 Egypt 69,692 Sweden 67,197 Argentina 62,424 Belarus 61,509 Belgium 58,257 Ecuador 57,770 Indonesia 51,524 Iraq 50,483 Netherlands 49,069 United Arab Emirates 46,940 Kuwait 45,924 Ukraine 44,122 Singapore 42,454 Portugal 41,194 Oman 41,065 Kazakhstan 38,511 Philippines 34,775 Poland 34,463 Panama 33,387 Dominican Republic 33,219 Bolivia 31,851 Switzerland 31,836 Afghanistan 27,414 Bahrain 27,296 Romania 26,484 Nigeria 26,257 Israel 26,065 Armenia 25,477 Ireland 19,558 Honduras 18,741 Japan 18,134 Ghana 18,112 Azerbaijan 18,096 Guatemala 17,873 Austria 16,898 Moldova 14,836 Serbia 14,272 Algeria 14,046 Nepal 12,994 Denmark 12,850 Korea, South 12,636 Morocco 12,592 Cameroon 12,046 Czechia 9,702 Cote d'Ivoire 9,573 Sudan 8,896 Norway 8,781 Uzbekistan 8,640 Malaysia 7,928 Australia 7,236 Finland 7,122 Congo (Kinshasa) 6,925 Senegal 6,736 El Salvador 6,673 Kenya 6,454 North Macedonia 6,005 Tajikistan 5,975 Haiti 5,846 Ethiopia 5,832 Venezuela 5,735 Kyrgyzstan 5,513 Gabon 5,404 Guinea 5,154 Bulgaria 4,704 Djibouti 4,606 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,472 Mauritania 4,345 Luxembourg 4,157 Hungary 3,753 Costa Rica 3,745 Central African Republic 3,432 Greece 3,173 Thailand 2,991 Kosovo 2,924 Somalia 2,831 Croatia 2,758 West Bank and Gaza 2,580 Albania 2,519 Nicaragua 2,382 Maldives 2,348 Cuba 2,303 Madagascar 2,260 Paraguay 2,202 Mali 2,054 Sri Lanka 2,021 South Sudan 2,001 Equatorial Guinea 1,989 Estonia 1,847 Iceland 1,818 Lithuania 1,788 Lebanon 1,687 Slovakia 1,654 Guinea-Bissau 1,632 Zambia 1,613 Slovenia 1,528 New Zealand 1,498 Sierra Leone 1,382 Congo (Brazzaville) 1,267 Cabo Verde 1,265 Malawi 1,199 Benin 1,190 Yemen 1,175 Tunisia 1,133 Jordan 1,121 Latvia 1,075 Niger 1,042 Rwanda 999 Cyprus 962 Burkina Faso 943 Uruguay 931 Georgia 903 Mozambique 893 Uganda 874 Libya 866 Chad 855 Andorra 840 Eswatini 804 Liberia 715 Sao Tome and Principe 712 Diamond Princess 702 Jamaica 698 San Marino 671 Malta 650 Togo 591 Zimbabwe 576 Montenegro 535 Suriname 509 Tanzania 447 Taiwan* 355 Vietnam 341 Mauritius 303 Burma 303 Comoros 293 Syria 291 Angola 285 Namibia 248 Guyana 227 Botswana 220 Mongolia 203 Eritrea 170 Burundi 141 Brunei 141 Cambodia 130 Trinidad and Tobago 104 Bahamas 103 Monaco 97 Barbados 82 Liechtenstein 81 Seychelles 77 Bhutan 69 Antigua and Barbuda 49 Gambia 35 Lesotho 29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 28 Belize 24 Timor-Leste 23 Grenada 19 Laos 19 Saint Lucia 18 Dominica 18 Fiji 15 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Holy See 11 Papua New Guinea 10 Western Sahara 9 MS Zaandam States reporting over 20k confirmed cases 394,079 New York 237,039 California 171,929 Texas 171,928 New Jersey 158,997 Florida 144,013 Illinois 108,882 Massachusetts 91,775 Pennsylvania 84,242 Georgia 84,105 Arizona 71,089 Michigan 67,918 Maryland 66,751 North Carolina 63,203 Virginia 60,178 Louisiana 52,865 Ohio 46,572 Connecticut 45,952 Indiana 45,315 Tennessee 38,962 Alabama 37,919 South Carolina 36,716 Minnesota 33,435 Washington 33,012 Colorado 29,502 Iowa 29,199 Wisconsin 27,900 Mississippi 22,716 Utah 21,197 Arkansas 21,035 Missouri To compare: 289,935 Sao Paulo, Brazil 222,209 Moscow (Urban Zone), Russia 220,467 Metropolitana, Chile 174,761 Maharashtra, India 160,764 England, United Kingdom 159,403 Lima, Peru 115,278 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 113,017 Ceara, Brazil 105,853 Para, Brazil 94,010 Lombardy, Italy 90,167 Tamil Nadu, India 87,360 Delhi, India 84,640 Sindh, Pakistan 83,256 Maranhao, Brazil 76,485 Bahia, Brazil 76,262 Punjab, Pakistan 72,284 Amazonas, Brazil 72,033 Madrid, Spain 68,135 Hubei, China 61,639 Catalonia, Spain 59,705 Pernambuco, Brazil 57,876 Moscow district, Russia 55,524 Quebec, Canada 50,676 Distrito Federal, Brazil 48,821 Espirito Santo, Brazil 48,568 Mexico City, Mexico 48,480 Bavaria, Germany 48,175 Paraiba, Brazil 47,584 Minas Gerais, Brazil 43,242 NordRhein-Westfalen, Germany 128,044 US deaths attributed, mostly in 32,043 New York 15,078 New Jersey 8,053 Massachusetts 6,951 Illinois 6,684 Pennsylvania 6,198 Michigan 6,152 California 4,324 Connecticut 3,550 Florida 3,238 Louisiana 3,205 Maryland 2,876 Ohio 2,827 Georgia 2,650 Indiana 2,502 Texas 1,786 Virginia 1,725 Arizona 1,697 Colorado 1,482 Minnesota 1,398 North Carolina 1,339 Washington 1,082 Mississippi 1,018 Missouri Cumulative hospitalizations, where we can count them: 89,995 New York 20,054 New Jersey 15,125 Florida 11,352 Massachusetts 11,275 Georgia 10,902 Maryland 10,268 Connecticut 9,023 Virginia 7,911 Ohio 7,095 Indiana 5,489 Colorado 4,837 Arizona 4,361 Washington 4,081 Minnesota 3,482 Wisconsin 3,177 Mississippi 2,854 South Carolina 2,803 Alabama 2,715 Tennessee 2,635 Kentucky 2,007 Rhode Island 1,902 New Mexico 1,553 Oklahoma 1,476 Utah 1,448 Arkansas 1,330 Nebraska 1,152 Kansas 1,055 Oregon 674 South Dakota 565 New Hampshire 351 Maine 330 Idaho 234 North Dakota 117 Wyoming 113 Hawaii 105 Montana Tonight's numbers, July 1
  11. 2,629,372 US 1,402,041 Brazil 646,929 Russia 566,840 India 314,160 United Kingdom 285,213 Peru 279,393 Chile 249,271 Spain 240,578 Italy 227,662 Iran 220,657 Mexico 209,337 Pakistan 202,063 France 199,906 Turkey 195,418 Germany 190,823 Saudi Arabia 151,209 South Africa 145,483 Bangladesh 106,097 Canada 96,088 Qatar 95,269 Colombia 84,782 China 68,451 Sweden 68,311 Egypt 62,268 Argentina 62,118 Belarus 61,427 Belgium 56,432 Ecuador 56,385 Indonesia 50,483 Netherlands 49,109 Iraq 48,667 United Arab Emirates 46,195 Kuwait 45,254 Ukraine 43,907 Singapore 42,141 Portugal 40,070 Oman 37,514 Philippines 34,393 Poland 32,785 Panama 32,568 Dominican Republic 32,125 Bolivia 31,714 Switzerland 31,517 Afghanistan 26,970 Romania 26,758 Bahrain 25,694 Nigeria 25,542 Armenia 25,473 Ireland 25,244 Israel 21,819 Kazakhstan 18,818 Honduras 18,615 Japan 17,766 Austria 17,741 Ghana 17,524 Azerbaijan 17,409 Guatemala 16,613 Moldova 14,564 Serbia 13,907 Algeria 13,564 Nepal 12,968 Denmark 12,800 Korea, South 12,592 Cameroon 12,533 Morocco 11,954 Czechia 9,499 Cote d'Ivoire 9,257 Sudan 8,879 Norway 8,639 Malaysia 8,503 Uzbekistan 7,834 Australia 7,214 Finland 7,039 Congo (Kinshasa) 6,793 Senegal 6,438 El Salvador 6,366 Kenya 6,334 North Macedonia 5,933 Haiti 5,900 Tajikistan 5,846 Ethiopia 5,530 Venezuela 5,394 Gabon 5,391 Guinea 5,296 Kyrgyzstan 4,989 Bulgaria 4,682 Djibouti 4,453 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,363 Mauritania 4,299 Luxembourg 4,155 Hungary 3,745 Central African Republic 3,459 Costa Rica 3,409 Greece 3,171 Thailand 2,924 Somalia 2,878 Kosovo 2,777 Croatia 2,535 Albania 2,519 Nicaragua 2,428 West Bank and Gaza 2,361 Maldives 2,341 Cuba 2,221 Paraguay 2,214 Madagascar 2,181 Mali 2,047 Sri Lanka 2,007 South Sudan 2,001 Equatorial Guinea 1,989 Estonia 1,842 Iceland 1,817 Lithuania 1,778 Lebanon 1,667 Slovakia 1,654 Guinea-Bissau 1,600 Slovenia 1,594 Zambia 1,528 New Zealand 1,462 Sierra Leone 1,227 Cabo Verde 1,224 Malawi 1,199 Benin 1,174 Tunisia 1,158 Yemen 1,132 Jordan 1,118 Latvia 1,087 Congo (Brazzaville) 1,075 Niger 1,025 Rwanda 998 Cyprus 962 Burkina Faso 936 Uruguay 928 Georgia 889 Mozambique 889 Uganda 866 Chad 855 Andorra 824 Libya 812 Eswatini 780 Liberia 714 Sao Tome and Principe 712 Diamond Princess 698 Jamaica 698 San Marino 670 Malta 650 Togo 591 Zimbabwe 548 Montenegro 515 Suriname 509 Tanzania 447 Taiwan* 355 Vietnam 341 Mauritius 303 Comoros 299 Burma 284 Angola 279 Syria 245 Guyana 227 Botswana 220 Mongolia 205 Namibia 203 Eritrea 170 Burundi 141 Brunei 141 Cambodia 130 Trinidad and Tobago 104 Bahamas 103 Monaco 97 Barbados 82 Liechtenstein 77 Bhutan 77 Seychelles 69 Antigua and Barbuda 47 Gambia 29 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27 Lesotho 24 Belize 24 Timor-Leste 23 Grenada 19 Laos 19 Saint Lucia 18 Dominica 18 Fiji 15 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Holy See 11 Papua New Guinea 10 Western Sahara 9 MS Zaandam States reporting more than 20k confirmed cases 393,454 New York 226,851 California 171,667 New Jersey 161,268 Texas 152,434 Florida 143,185 Illinois 108,882 confirmed Massachusetts US 91,139 confirmed Pennsylvania US 81,886 confirmed Georgia US 79,228 Arizona 70,728 Michigan 67,559 Maryland 65,327 North Carolina 62,787 Virginia 58,095 Louisiana 51,789 Ohio 46,514 Connecticut 45,594 Indiana 43,509 Tennessee 38,045 Alabama 36,399 South Carolina 36,303 Minnesota 32,824 Washington 32,698 Colorado 29,009 Iowa 28,659 Wisconsin 27,247 Mississippi 22,217 Utah 20,961 Missouri 20,777 Arkansas 127,322 US deaths attributed (more than Alzheimer's) mostly in 32,032 New York 15,035 New Jersey 8,053 Massachusetts 6,923 Illinois 6,649 Pennsylvania 6,193 Michigan 6,013 California 4,322 Connecticut 3,505 Florida 3,221 Louisiana 3,190 Maryland 2,863 Ohio 2,806 Georgia 2,640 Indiana 2,431 Texas 1,763 Virginia 1,690 Colorado 1,645 Arizona 1,476 Minnesota 1,380 North Carolina 1,332 Washington 1,073 Mississippi 1,004 Missouri Cumulative hospitalizations in states that share this information: 89,995 New York 19,847 New Jersey 14,879 Florida 11,337 Massachusetts 11,051 Georgia 10,844 Maryland 10,268 Connecticut 8,982 Virginia 7,839 Ohio 7,065 Indiana 5,442 Colorado 4,736 Arizona 4,323 Washington 4,054 Minnesota 3,446 Wisconsin 3,156 Mississippi 2,854 South Carolina 2,769 Alabama 2,665 Tennessee 2,621 Kentucky 2,001 Rhode Island 1,876 New Mexico 1,520 Oklahoma 1,444 Utah 1,413 Arkansas 1,330 Nebraska 1,152 Kansas 1,038 Oregon 666 South Dakota 565 New Hampshire 348 Maine 322 Idaho 231 North Dakota 117 Wyoming 111 Hawaii 101 Montana Tonight's numbers, June 30
  12. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/
  13. Swine flu strain with human pandemic potential increasingly found in Chinese pigs By Jon CohenJun. 29, 2020 , 3:00 PM What the world doesn’t need now is a pandemic on top of a pandemic. So a new finding that Chinese pigs are more and more frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump to humans has infectious disease researchers worldwide taking serious notice. Robert Webster, an influenza investigator who recently retired from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, says it’s a “guessing game” as to whether this strain will mutate to readily transmit between humans, which it has not done yet. “We just do not know a pandemic is going to occur until the d**m thing occurs,” Webster says, noting that China has the largest pig population in the world. “Will this one do it? God knows.” When multiple strains of influenza viruses infect the same pig, they can easily swap genes, a process known as “reassortment.” The new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on an influenza virus dubbed G4. The virus is a unique blend of three lineages: one similar to strains found in European and Asian birds, the H1N1 strain that caused the 2009 pandemic, and a North American H1N1 that has genes from avian, human, and pig influenza viruses. The G4 variant is especially concerning because its core is an avian influenza virus—to which humans have no immunity—with bits of mammalian strains mixed in. “From the data presented, it appears that this is a swine influenza virus that is poised to emerge in humans,” says Edward Holmes, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Sydney who studies pathogens. “Clearly this situation needs to be monitored very closely.” As part of a project to identify potential pandemic influenza strains, a team led by Liu Jinhua from the China Agricultural University (CAU) analyzed nearly 30,000 nasal swabs taken from pigs at slaughterhouses in 10 Chinese provinces, and another 1000 swabs from pigs with respiratory symptoms seen at their school’s veterinary teaching hospital. The swabs, collected between 2011 and 2018, yielded 179 swine influenza viruses, the vast majority of which were G4 or one of five other G strains from the Eurasian avianlike lineage. “G4 virus has shown a sharp increase since 2016, and is the predominant genotype in circulation in pigs detected across at least 10 provinces,” they write. Sun Honglei, the paper’s first author, says G4’s inclusion of genes from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic “may promote the virus adaptation” that leads to human-to-human transmission. Therefore, “It’s necessary to strengthen the surveillance” of Chinese pigs for influenza viruses, says Sun, also at CAU. Influenza viruses frequently jump from pigs to humans, but most do not then transmit between humans. Two cases of G4 infections of humans have been documented and both were dead-end infections that did not transmit to other people. “The likelihood that this particular variant is going to cause a pandemic is low,” says Martha Nelson, an evolutionary biologist at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center who studies pig influenza viruses in the United States and their spread to humans. But Nelson notes that no one knew about the pandemic H1N1 strain, which jumped from pigs to people, until the first human cases surfaced in 2009. “Influenza can surprise us,” Nelson says. “And there’s a risk that we neglect influenza and other threats at this time” of COVID-19. The new study offers but a tiny glimpse into swine influenza strains in China, which has 500 million pigs. While Nelson thinks the predominance of G4 in their analysis is an interesting finding, she says it’s hard to know whether its spread is a growing problem, given the relatively small sample size. “You’re really not getting a good snapshot of what is dominant in pigs in China,” she adds, stressing the need for more sampling in Chinese pigs. In the paper, Sun and colleagues—including George Gao, head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention—describe lab dish studies that show how G4s have become adept at infecting and copying themselves in human airway epithelial cells. The viruses also readily infected and transmitted between ferrets, a popular animal model used to study human influenza. The researchers found antibodies to the G4 strain in 4.4% of 230 people studied in a household survey—and the rate more than doubled in swine workers. In addition to stepping up surveillance, Sun says it makes sense to develop a vaccine against G4 for both pigs and humans. Webster says at the very least, the seed stock to make a human vaccine—variants of a strain that grow rapidly in the eggs used to make a flu vaccine—should be produced now. “Making the seed stock is not a big deal, and we should have it ready,” Webster says. China rarely uses influenza vaccines in swine. Nelson says U.S. farms commonly do, but the vaccine has little effect because it’s often outdated and doesn’t match circulating strains. Ideally, Nelson says, we would produce a human G4 vaccine and have it in the stockpile, but that’s an involved process that requires substantial funding. “We need to be vigilant about other infectious disease threats even as COVID is going on because viruses have no interest in whether we’re already having another pandemic,” Nelson says.
  14. https://www.thaienquirer.com/13861/foreign-affairs-unrest-continues-for-a-seventh-day-in-former-british-colony/
  15. Foreign Affairs: Unrest continues for a seventh day in former British colony Unrest and protests continued for a seventh straight day in the former British colony of the United States as the government vowed to use its military to end the demonstrations, US media reported on Tuesday. The protests began in the small province of Minnesota, located in the agrarian ‘Middle West,’ over the killing of an ethnic minority by state security forces. Protests led by the minority ‘black’ community have erupted throughout the country with the minority group calling for equal rights and better treatment from the government. Protesters have set fire to government installations and looted buildings throughout the country as clashes with security forces continue. The security forces have tried to disperse the protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets and batons but to no avail. US President Donald Trump, who was ‘elected’ in 2016 despite the majority of votes going to his rival candidate, vowed in a speech to bring in the military to end the protests. “I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said in a national address. Trump used the opportunity to walk to a religious temple in the national capital Washington DC to proclaim his religious affiliation. Holding a Christian bible in his hand, Trump declared the US “a great nation.” Religious Fundamentalism and persecution of minorities Religious fundamentalism and minority suppression has long been a problem in the former British colony. The United States has had a long history of suppressing and persecuting its various ethnic minorities since the country gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1776. The treatment of its indigenous ‘Native Americans,’ its imported Asian and Black communities, and its Hispanic community has long been a source of friction. American black minority groups were under a program similar to South Africa’s Apartheid policy until as recently as 1964. Today, the ethnic black community is still detained and killed with impunity by the state security forces and black Americans make up the majority of those incarcerated under the country’s archaic judicial system. Religion also plays a major role in governance with religious beliefs separating key state organs including the country’s highest court where many social laws are passed based on the justices' personally held religious convictions. [Disclaimer: Native Americans is in quotations because it is a blanket term used by the ruling class of the US to call the country’s original inhabitants before the Anglo-European invasion. The ‘Native Americans’ are comprised of thousands of tribes, all with their own culture, language and traditions.]
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