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  1. https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/15003.html https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/15001.html
  2. Ask, and ye shall receive. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/us-map On the bottom bar, go to Confirmed by Population.
  3. Confirmed Cases by Country/Region/Sovereignty 581,918 US 170,099 Spain 159,516 Italy 137,877 France 130,072 Germany 89,571 United Kingdom 83,302 China 73,303 Iran 61,049 Turkey 30,589 Belgium 26,710 Netherlands 25,688 Switzerland 25,680 Canada 23,723 Brazil 18,328 Russia 16,934 Portugal 14,041 Austria 11,586 Israel 10,948 Sweden 10,647 Ireland 10,564 Korea, South 10,453 India 9,784 Peru 7,618 Japan 7,529 Ecuador 7,525 Chile 6,934 Poland 6,633 Romania 6,603 Norway 6,513 Denmark 6,351 Australia 6,059 Czechia 5,496 Pakistan 5,014 Mexico 4,934 Saudi Arabia 4,932 Philippines 4,817 Malaysia 4,557 Indonesia 4,521 United Arab Emirates 4,054 Serbia 3,472 Panama 3,292 Luxembourg 3,231 Qatar 3,167 Dominican Republic 3,102 Ukraine 3,064 Finland 2,919 Belarus 2,918 Singapore 2,852 Colombia 2,579 Thailand 2,277 Argentina 2,272 South Africa 2,190 Egypt 2,145 Greece 1,983 Algeria 1,763 Morocco 1,712 Moldova 1,711 Iceland 1,650 Croatia 1,458 Hungary 1,378 Iraq 1,366 New Zealand 1,361 Bahrain 1,332 Estonia 1,300 Kuwait 1,212 Slovenia 1,148 Azerbaijan 1,091 Kazakhstan 1,062 Lithuania 1,039 Armenia 1,037 Bosnia and Herzegovina 998 Uzbekistan 854 North Macedonia 848 Cameroon 803 Bangladesh 769 Slovakia 727 Oman 726 Cuba 726 Tunisia 712 Diamond Princess 685 Bulgaria 665 Afghanistan 662 Cyprus 655 Latvia 646 Andorra 632 Lebanon 626 Cote d'Ivoire 612 Costa Rica 566 Ghana 548 Niger 515 Burkina Faso 483 Uruguay 467 Albania 419 Kyrgyzstan 397 Honduras 393 Taiwan* 391 Jordan 384 Malta 371 San Marino 354 Bolivia 343 Nigeria 324 Mauritius 319 Guinea 308 West Bank and Gaza 298 Djibouti 291 Senegal 283 Kosovo 274 Montenegro 272 Georgia 265 Vietnam 235 Congo (Kinshasa) 218 Sri Lanka 208 Kenya 189 Venezuela 167 Guatemala 147 Paraguay 137 El Salvador 136 Brunei 127 Rwanda 123 Mali 122 Cambodia 113 Trinidad and Tobago 106 Madagascar 93 Monaco 79 Liechtenstein 77 Togo 74 Ethiopia 73 Jamaica 72 Barbados 62 Burma 60 Congo (Brazzaville) 60 Somalia 59 Liberia 57 Gabon 54 Uganda 49 Bahamas 49 Tanzania 47 Guyana 45 Zambia 40 Haiti 38 Guinea-Bissau 35 Benin 34 Eritrea 29 Sudan 26 Libya 25 Syria 23 Antigua and Barbuda 23 Chad 21 Equatorial Guinea 21 Mozambique 20 Maldives 19 Angola 19 Laos 18 Belize 17 Mongolia 17 Zimbabwe 16 Dominica 16 Fiji 16 Malawi 16 Namibia 15 Eswatini 15 Saint Lucia 14 Grenada 14 Nepal 13 Botswana 12 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 Central African Republic 11 Seychelles 10 Cabo Verde 10 Sierra Leone 10 Suriname 9 Gambia 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nicaragua 8 Holy See 7 Mauritania 6 Western Sahara 5 Bhutan 5 Burundi 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 South Sudan 4 Timor-Leste 2 Papua New Guinea 1 Yemen Total US deaths attributed to coronavirus as of April 13, at the 10 p.m. update: 23,608. Total tested in the US: 2,935,006
  4. 555,398 US 166,831 Spain 156,363 Italy 133,670 France 127,854 Germany 85,206 United Kingdom 71,686 Iran 56,956 Turkey 29,647 Belgium 25,746 Netherlands 25,415 Switzerland 24,299 Canada 22,192 Brazil 16,585 Portugal 15,770 Russia 13,945 Austria 11,145 Israel 10,512 Korea, South 10,483 Sweden 9,655 Ireland 9,205 India 7,519 Peru 7,466 Ecuador 7,213 Chile 6,748 Japan 6,674 Poland 6,525 Norway 6,369 Denmark 6,315 Australia 6,300 Romania 5,991 Czechia 5,230 Pakistan 4,683 Malaysia 4,648 Philippines 4,462 Saudi Arabia 4,241 Indonesia 4,219 Mexico 4,123 United Arab Emirates 3,630 Serbia 3,400 Panama 3,281 Luxembourg 2,979 Qatar 2,974 Finland 2,967 Dominican Republic 2,777 Ukraine 2,776 Colombia 2,578 Belarus 2,551 Thailand 2,532 Singapore 2,173 South Africa 2,142 Argentina 2,114 Greece 2,065 Egypt 1,914 Algeria 1,701 Iceland 1,662 Moldova 1,661 Morocco 1,600 Croatia 1,410 Hungary 1,352 Iraq 1,330 New Zealand 1,309 Estonia 1,234 Kuwait 1,205 Slovenia 1,136 Bahrain 1,098 Azerbaijan 1,053 Lithuania 1,013 Armenia 1,009 Bosnia and Herzegovina 951 Kazakhstan 865 Uzbekistan 828 North Macedonia 820 Cameroon 742 Slovakia 712 Diamond Princess 707 Tunisia 675 Bulgaria 669 Cuba 651 Latvia 638 Andorra 633 Cyprus 630 Lebanon 621 Bangladesh 607 Afghanistan 599 Oman 595 Costa Rica 574 Cote d'Ivoire 566 Ghana 529 Niger 512 Uruguay 497 Burkina Faso 446 Albania 393 Honduras 389 Jordan 388 Taiwan* 378 Malta 377 Kyrgyzstan 356 San Marino 324 Mauritius 323 Nigeria 300 Bolivia 290 West Bank and Gaza 283 Kosovo 280 Senegal 272 Montenegro 262 Vietnam 257 Georgia 250 Guinea 234 Congo (Kinshasa) 214 Djibouti 210 Sri Lanka 197 Kenya 181 Venezuela 155 Guatemala 136 Brunei 134 Paraguay 126 Rwanda 125 El Salvador 122 Cambodia 113 Trinidad and Tobago 106 Madagascar 105 Mali 93 Monaco 79 Liechtenstein 76 Togo 71 Barbados 71 Ethiopia 69 Jamaica 60 Congo (Brazzaville) 54 Uganda 50 Liberia 49 Gabon 46 Bahamas 45 Guyana 43 Zambia 41 Burma 38 Guinea-Bissau 35 Benin 34 Eritrea 33 Haiti 32 Tanzania 25 Libya 25 Somalia 25 Syria 21 Antigua and Barbuda 21 Equatorial Guinea 21 Mozambique 20 Maldives 19 Angola 19 Laos 19 Sudan 18 Chad 16 Dominica 16 Fiji 16 Mongolia 16 Namibia 15 Saint Lucia 14 Belize 14 Eswatini 14 Grenada 14 Zimbabwe 13 Botswana 13 Malawi 12 Nepal 12 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 Seychelles 10 Sierra Leone 10 Suriname 9 Gambia 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nicaragua 8 Cabo Verde 8 Central African Republic 8 Holy See 7 Mauritania 6 Western Sahara 5 Bhutan 5 Burundi 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 South Sudan 2 Papua New Guinea 2 Timor-Leste 1 Yemen Total Tested in the US 2,805,892 total positive 555,398 US deaths attributed to corona virus 22,023 Per update of April 12, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
  5. Went out this morning and all but one of the potato bushes was just destroyed. Gone. I could have saved them a week ago, probably. Man, what a disappointment. I just got out of the habit of looking down at them when I walked to the car every day. Salvaged a hatful of spuds, that's all. And one bush, the one at the end of the line. It should out-produce the other half-dozen together, assuming it lives.
  6. https://www.yahoo.com/news/bodies-rotting-street-covid-19-084318759.html Bodies Rotting in the Street: COVID-19 Chaos Grips Ecuador Jeremy Kryt The Daily BeastApril 11, 2020, 4:43 AM EDT World Bodies Rotting in the Street: COVID-19 Chaos Grips Ecuador Jeremy Kryt The Daily BeastApril 11, 2020, 4:43 AM EDT CALI, Colombia—Images coming out of Guayaquil, a port city on Ecuador’s Pacific coast, are as grim as anything the world has seen since the COVID-19 pandemic began. As the death toll has overwhelmed hospitals and morgues, bodies have been abandoned in the streets or left to decay in houses, cargo trailers, and parking lots. The smell of the exposed corpses sticks like bile in the throat, and flocks of vultures wheel above the city waiting their chance to feed on human carrion. Cemeteries are far beyond capacity, so some of the dead are now buried in unmarked graves in outlying fields. Other cadavers are secreted out of the city by loved ones, disguised as sleeping passengers to slip through military checkpoints trying to stop the spread of the contagion. Lacking the advanced technology and robust infrastructure of their First World counterparts, hospitals and health centers in Guayaquil have been swamped by climbing infection rates since late March, often leaving ordinary citizens to deal as best they can with dead and dying family members. Trump Decided a Global Pandemic Was a Good Time to Be a Neighborhood Bully Videos allegedly showing bodies being burned in the streets are now widespread on social media and reproduced by news outlets across Latin America—although the provenance of those public cremation clips remains controversial, and journalists in Guayaquil say they are not what they seem. Fires were lit to draw attention to bodies, not to incinerate them. There is no doubt that on Monday of this week the Ecuadorian government began issuing makeshift cardboard caskets, because traditional, more durable models have run out. And two new cemeteries with an estimated 10,000 graves are under construction, as experts predict the worst is yet to come, with the death toll likely to peak in late April. “We are living in hell,” Blanca Moncada, a journalist with El Diario Expreso in Guayaquil, tells The Daily Beast. Moncada describes local medical facilities as resembling “war hospitals.” Such descriptions have been used in almost every hard-hit region, including New York City, but in Guayaquil the situation is still more grotesque. “There are bodies stacked in freezers, corpses lining the corridors, even piled up outside the hospital,” she says. Reporters covering the crisis in Guayaquil have been particularly hard hit, with at least 14 infections and four deaths, including Moncada’s close friend and mentor at El Diario, who died a few days ago. She says she knows there are many in the city who are much worse off than white-collar workers like herself. “At least we can lock down and work from home,” she says. “Many in the barrios don’t have that choice. For them it’s either go out to work or starve.” Guayaquil, which is Ecuador’s largest city, has become the epicenter for COVID-19 in Latin America. As such, it has been described as a kind of bellwether for how the virus might impact other developing countries in the region—a gruesome harbinger of what’s to come when poverty meets pandemic. As the crisis unfolds, U.S. citizens have been fleeing Guayaquil and surrounding areas, with special charter flights been arranged for them, according to a State Department spokesperson who declined to be named. “Overall, over 3,000 Americans have departed Ecuador since March 19, through 26 flights the Embassy facilitated through commercial airlines and State Department-chartered aircraft.” Because embassy workers are already in quarantine, “only emergency consular services are available” in Guayaquil at this time, the spokesperson said. If conditions continue to worsen: “The consulate has a strong contingency plan for any necessary emergency evacuation.” ‘POOR VIGILANCE’ The original contagion is thought to have been brought by travelers returning from Spain and Italy in late winter. The Guayaquil airport is a major travel hub for surrounding districts, and early screening for the virus was marked by “poor epidemiological vigilance,” says Dr. Esteban Ortiz-Prado, an infectious disease expert at the University of the Americas in Quito. Because passengers were only tested for high temperatures, many asymptomatic carriers slipped through. A lack of self-isolation protocols followed, failures which were in turn compounded by poverty, urban overcrowding, and a high number of senior citizens in vulnerable communities. “When you add up all those factors together—Boom!—you get an explosion of infections,” Ortiz-Prado says. And that explosion eventually led to what he calls the “definitive collapse” of the public health system in the city. Demographics and a lack of preparedness aside, some in Guayaquil feel the national government’s inadequate response has directly contributed to the scale of the outbreak. Critics say President Lenín Moreno is basing policy decisions on infection statistics that are unrealistically low, while also failing to call for a general lockdown, even as the outbreak escalates. Here’s a quick rundown of the numbers: As of Thursday, April 9, the official tally was 4,965 total cases and 272 deaths nationwide. However, government records in Guayaquil show at least 1,350 bodies were collected from streets and private homes in that city between March 23 and April 5, dwarfing the official stats for the entire country. The nation’s public health director also confirmed 150 coronavirus-related deaths in Guayaquil on April 8 alone. Some of the discrepancy in numbers could be attributed to a lack of test kits and diagnostic equipment. But a deliberate willingness to look the other way as the body count rises might also be a way for President Moreno to delay implementing the kind of full quarantine measures that have proven effective—although sometimes politically unpopular—in other countries. “We have a partial quarantine right now,” says epidemiologist Ortiz-Prado, with businesses open and people allowed out on the streets from five in the morning until two in the afternoon each weekday. The lockdown “definitely needs to be stronger in Guayaquil and elsewhere,” he says. “We need to keep people from going out except to buy necessities.” But keeping people under strict quarantine is easier said than done in the many poverty-stricken barrios around Guayaquil, where daily existence remains a hand-to-mouth struggle. Indeed, such precarious living conditions are common throughout Latin America, and will pose grave challenges to public health officials as the pandemic unfolds. To its credit, Moreno’s government has already begun to distribute a stipend of $60 per month to workers in the informal economy, but Moncada says that’s not nearly enough to feed married couples and families. “The people keep going out,” says Guayaquil mayor Cynthia Viteri Jiménez in a recent interview with Univision. “People chase the police with stones and knives [when they try to enforce the curfew]. In some sectors they just don’t want to realize the magnitude of what is happening in Ecuador.” RISK FACTORS One of the lessons other countries might want to learn from Ecuador’s unfortunate example is to prevent “the rapid spread of disinformation,” says Ortiz-Prado. “Countries must control dangerous messages that circulate in social media in relation to the quarantine. Here in Ecuador, for example, there are people with millions of followers on Instagram who say: ‘Nothing is happening, go out into the streets. Nothing will happen to you,’” he says. “This has to be considered a major risk factor.” While some in Guayaquil mislead the public by denying actual dangers, others have erred on the other side of the truth—sensationalizing human suffering by failing to fact check in order to generate click bait. “There have been news outlets everywhere saying they were burning corpses in the street, but this did not happen,” says El Diario’s Moncada. Instead of funeral pyres, she says, the viral videos actually show signal fires. “What they did was burn the furniture, the coffin, or the belongings of the deceased. Those were desperate acts to get the authorities to come quickly to remove the bodies. They left the corpses outside their houses and they burned tires and furniture hoping to get a response. To get help,” she says. Other forms of deception and intimidation indicate just how severe the breakdown of society has become. For example, workers in a Guayaquil morgue are now being investigated for extorting grieving families, demanding bribes in exchange for returning their loved ones’ bodies. Nor has the medical community been spared. At least 10 doctors in the city have died, and an estimated 1,600 more health-care workers have become infected, largely due to the lack of masks, gloves, and gowns. Yet those who speak publicly about shortages say they’re being threatened by superiors who want them silenced. “The doctors I’ve interviewed are desperate due to the lack of supplies,” Moncada says. “But if they complain they know they risk getting fined, or even permanently fired, by the hospitals.” Ortiz-Prado says he also worried about dwindling stockpiles, and he hopes eventually “developed countries like the U.S. could support us by sending resources like test kits, medical experts, and personal protection equipment.” Above all he stresses the need for developing nations in Latin America to adopt a unilateral approach and work together to prevent the outbreak from spreading. “The region is very permeable to the infection and with a high morbidity rate,” he says, by way of advocating for a comprehensive, region-wide strategy. “We can’t just try to control the outbreak in one country and leave people to die in another.”
  7. Harvested the potatoes a month early. Wasn't watching them because wasn't walking by them every day to go to the car. They dried out and stressed enough to send out the distress signals for the bugs to home in on. Sigh. "Oh, no. Not another learning experience."
  8. China posts. The question is what they might be posting. I delete China when I remember. Sometimes I remember; sometimes I don't. https://worldmapper.org/maps/coronavirus-cases-relative/
  9. 529,887 US 163,027 Spain 152,271 Italy 130,730 France 125,452 Germany 79,885 United Kingdom 70,029 Iran 52,167 Turkey 28,018 Belgium 25,107 Switzerland 24,571 Netherlands 23,316 Canada 20,962 Brazil 15,987 Portugal 13,806 Austria 13,584 Russia 10,743 Israel 10,512 Korea, South 10,151 Sweden 8,928 Ireland 8,446 India 7,257 Ecuador 6,927 Chile 6,848 Peru 6,748 Japan 6,409 Norway 6,356 Poland 6,303 Australia 6,191 Denmark 5,990 Romania 5,902 Czechia 5,011 Pakistan 4,530 Malaysia 4,428 Philippines 4,219 Mexico 4,033 Saudi Arabia 3,842 Indonesia 3,736 United Arab Emirates 3,380 Serbia 3,270 Luxembourg 3,234 Panama 2,905 Finland 2,759 Dominican Republic 2,728 Qatar 2,709 Colombia 2,518 Thailand 2,511 Ukraine 2,299 Singapore 2,226 Belarus 2,142 Argentina 2,081 Greece 2,028 South Africa 1,939 Egypt 1,825 Algeria 1,689 Iceland 1,560 Moldova 1,545 Morocco 1,534 Croatia 1,330 New Zealand 1,318 Iraq 1,310 Hungary 1,304 Estonia 1,188 Slovenia 1,154 Kuwait 1,058 Azerbaijan 1,040 Bahrain 1,026 Lithuania 967 Armenia 946 Bosnia and Herzegovina 865 Kazakhstan 820 Cameroon 767 Uzbekistan 760 North Macedonia 728 Slovakia 712 Diamond Princess 685 Tunisia 661 Bulgaria 630 Latvia 620 Cuba 619 Lebanon 616 Cyprus 601 Andorra 577 Costa Rica 555 Afghanistan 546 Oman 533 Cote d'Ivoire 494 Uruguay 491 Niger 484 Burkina Faso 482 Bangladesh 433 Albania 408 Ghana 392 Honduras 381 Jordan 370 Malta 356 San Marino 339 Kyrgyzstan 319 Mauritius 318 Nigeria 300 Bolivia 283 Kosovo 278 Senegal 268 West Bank and Gaza 263 Montenegro 258 Vietnam 250 Guinea 242 Georgia 223 Congo (Kinshasa) 199 Sri Lanka 191 Kenya 187 Djibouti 175 Venezuela 153 Guatemala 136 Brunei 134 Paraguay 120 Cambodia 120 Rwanda 118 El Salvador 112 Trinidad and Tobago 102 Madagascar 92 Monaco 87 Mali 79 Liechtenstein 76 Togo 69 Ethiopia 69 Jamaica 68 Barbados 60 Congo (Brazzaville) 53 Uganda 48 Liberia 46 Bahamas 46 Gabon 45 Guyana 40 Zambia 38 Burma 38 Guinea-Bissau 35 Benin 34 Eritrea 33 Haiti 32 Tanzania 25 Libya 25 Syria 21 Antigua and Barbuda 21 Somalia 20 Mozambique 19 Angola 19 Maldives 19 Sudan 18 Equatorial Guinea 18 Laos 16 Dominica 16 Fiji 16 Mongolia 16 Namibia 15 Saint Lucia 14 Grenada 14 Zimbabwe 13 Belize 13 Botswana 12 Eswatini 12 Malawi 12 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 Chad 11 Seychelles 10 Sierra Leone 10 Suriname 9 Gambia 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nepal 9 Nicaragua 8 Cabo Verde 8 Central African Republic 8 Holy See 7 Mauritania 6 Western Sahara 5 Bhutan 5 Burundi 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 South Sudan 2 Papua New Guinea 2 Timor-Leste 1 Yemen 20,608 deaths attributed to coronavirus in the US as of the 10:30 p.m. update on April 11
  10. Or that glob of stuff that smells like stale beer
  11. Something interesting just happened. I was on the numbers site and the US number said 500,334 or 500,33x, Because I am not sure of the final digit. Then it changed to 499,252 when I touched it. Someone was correcting or "correcting" the figures. Not that this surprises us, right? 499,252 US 158,273 Spain 147,577 Italy 125,931 France 122,171 Germany 74,605 United Kingdom 68,192 Iran 47,029 Turkey 26,667 Belgium 24,551 Switzerland 23,249 Netherlands 22,148 Canada 19,789 Brazil 15,472 Portugal 13,560 Austria 11,917 Russia 10,450 Korea, South 10,408 Israel 9,685 Sweden 8,089 Ireland 7,600 India 7,161 Ecuador 6,501 Chile 6,314 Norway 6,215 Australia 6,014 Denmark 5,955 Poland 5,897 Peru 5,732 Czechia 5,530 Japan 5,467 Romania 4,695 Pakistan 4,346 Malaysia 4,195 Philippines 3,651 Saudi Arabia 3,512 Indonesia 3,441 Mexico 3,360 United Arab Emirates 3,223 Luxembourg 3,105 Serbia 2,974 Panama 2,769 Finland 2,620 Dominican Republic 2,512 Qatar 2,473 Colombia 2,473 Thailand 2,203 Ukraine 2,108 Singapore 2,011 Greece 2,003 South Africa 1,981 Belarus 1,975 Argentina 1,794 Egypt 1,761 Algeria 1,675 Iceland 1,495 Croatia 1,448 Morocco 1,438 Moldova 1,283 New Zealand 1,279 Iraq 1,258 Estonia 1,190 Hungary 1,160 Slovenia 999 Lithuania 993 Kuwait 991 Azerbaijan 937 Armenia 925 Bahrain 901 Bosnia and Herzegovina 820 Cameroon 812 Kazakhstan 715 Slovakia 712 Diamond Princess 711 North Macedonia 671 Tunisia 635 Bulgaria 624 Uzbekistan 612 Latvia 609 Lebanon 601 Andorra 595 Cyprus 564 Cuba 558 Costa Rica 521 Afghanistan 484 Oman 480 Cote d'Ivoire 473 Uruguay 448 Burkina Faso 438 Niger 424 Bangladesh 416 Albania 382 Honduras 378 Ghana 372 Jordan 350 Malta 344 San Marino 318 Mauritius 305 Nigeria 298 Kyrgyzstan 268 Bolivia 267 West Bank and Gaza 265 Senegal 257 Montenegro 257 Vietnam 250 Kosovo 234 Georgia 215 Congo (Kinshasa) 212 Guinea 190 Sri Lanka 189 Kenya 175 Venezuela 150 Djibouti 136 Brunei 129 Paraguay 126 Guatemala 119 Cambodia 118 Rwanda 117 El Salvador 109 Trinidad and Tobago 93 Madagascar 90 Monaco 87 Mali 79 Liechtenstein 76 Togo 67 Barbados 65 Ethiopia 63 Jamaica 60 Congo (Brazzaville) 53 Uganda 44 Gabon 42 Bahamas 40 Zambia 37 Guyana 37 Liberia 36 Guinea-Bissau 35 Benin 34 Eritrea 32 Tanzania 31 Haiti 27 Burma 24 Libya 21 Antigua and Barbuda 21 Somalia 20 Mozambique 19 Angola 19 Maldives 19 Syria 18 Equatorial Guinea 17 Sudan 16 Dominica 16 Fiji 16 Laos 16 Mongolia 16 Namibia 15 Saint Lucia 14 Grenada 13 Botswana 13 Zimbabwe 12 Eswatini 12 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 Chad 11 Seychelles 10 Belize 10 Suriname 9 MS Zaandam 9 Malawi 9 Nepal 8 Central African Republic 8 Holy See 8 Sierra Leone 7 Cabo Verde 7 Mauritania 7 Nicaragua 5 Bhutan 4 Gambia 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 South Sudan 4 Western Sahara 3 Burundi 2 Papua New Guinea 2 Timor-Leste 1 Yemen Total deaths attributed to corona virus in the US is 18, 693 as of the 9:30 p.m. Eastern update on April 10.
  12. This new page is interesting: UPDATED April 10th, 6:00 PM The latest information shows 91 positive coronavirus cases in Leon County. This means there were 13 new cases reported since yesterday’s 6:00 PM update. The report indicates 18 hospitalizations in Leon County. With regards to testing, the report indicated there were 1,592 negative tests in Leon County. This translates to a 5.7% positive test rate. The state-wide positive test rate is 10.8%. Positive cases in Florida increased from 16,826 to 17,968 since yesterday’s 6 PM update. Deaths increased from 371 to 419. Deaths as a percent of positive cases changed from 2.20% to 2.33%. The Florida hospitalization numbers increased from 2,298 to 2,496. The link is https://tallahasseereports.com/2020/04/09/leon-county-florida-covid-19-numbers/
  13. 465,329 US 153,222 Spain 143,626 Italy 118,783 France 118,235 Germany 82,885 China 66,220 Iran 65,872 United Kingdom 42,282 Turkey 24,983 Belgium 24,051 Switzerland 21,903 Netherlands 20,682 Canada 18,145 Brazil 13,956 Portugal 13,244 Austria 10,423 Korea, South 10,131 Russia 9,968 Israel 9,141 Sweden 6,725 India 6,574 Ireland 6,219 Norway 6,108 Australia 5,972 Chile 5,830 Denmark 5,575 Poland 5,569 Czechia 5,256 Peru 5,202 Romania 4,979 Japan 4,965 Ecuador 4,489 Pakistan 4,228 Malaysia 4,076 Philippines 3,441 Mexico 3,293 Indonesia 3,287 Saudi Arabia 3,115 Luxembourg 2,990 United Arab Emirates 2,867 Serbia 2,752 Panama 2,605 Finland 2,423 Thailand 2,376 Qatar 2,349 Dominican Republic 2,223 Colombia 1,955 Greece 1,934 South Africa 1,910 Singapore 1,894 Argentina 1,892 Ukraine 1,699 Egypt 1,666 Algeria 1,648 Iceland 1,486 Belarus 1,407 Croatia 1,374 Morocco 1,289 Moldova 1,239 New Zealand 1,232 Iraq 1,207 Estonia 1,124 Slovenia 980 Hungary 955 Lithuania 926 Azerbaijan 921 Armenia 910 Kuwait 887 Bahrain 858 Bosnia and Herzegovina 803 Cameroon 781 Kazakhstan 712 Diamond Princess 701 Slovakia 663 North Macedonia 643 Tunisia 618 Bulgaria 589 Latvia 583 Andorra 582 Lebanon 582 Uzbekistan 564 Cyprus 539 Costa Rica 515 Cuba 484 Afghanistan 473 Uruguay 457 Oman 444 Cote d'Ivoire 443 Burkina Faso 410 Niger 409 Albania 380 Taiwan* 378 Ghana 372 Jordan 343 Honduras 337 Malta 333 San Marino 330 Bangladesh 314 Mauritius 288 Nigeria 280 Kyrgyzstan 268 Bolivia 263 West Bank and Gaza 255 Vietnam 252 Montenegro 250 Senegal 218 Georgia 194 Guinea 190 Sri Lanka 184 Kenya 184 Kosovo 180 Congo (Kinshasa) 171 Venezuela 140 Djibouti 135 Brunei 129 Paraguay 126 Guatemala 119 Cambodia 113 Rwanda 109 Trinidad and Tobago 103 El Salvador 93 Madagascar 84 Monaco 78 Liechtenstein 74 Mali 73 Togo 66 Barbados 63 Jamaica 60 Congo (Brazzaville) 56 Ethiopia 53 Uganda 44 Gabon 41 Bahamas 39 Zambia 37 Guyana 36 Guinea-Bissau 33 Eritrea 31 Liberia 30 Haiti 27 Burma 26 Benin 25 Tanzania 24 Libya 19 Angola 19 Antigua and Barbuda 19 Maldives 19 Syria 18 Equatorial Guinea 17 Mozambique 16 Dominica 16 Laos 16 Mongolia 16 Namibia 15 Fiji 15 Sudan 14 Saint Lucia 13 Botswana 12 Eswatini 12 Grenada 12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12 Somalia 11 Chad 11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 11 Seychelles 11 Zimbabwe 10 Suriname 9 Belize 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nepal 8 Central African Republic 8 Holy See 8 Malawi 7 Cabo Verde 7 Mauritania 7 Nicaragua 7 Sierra Leone 5 Bhutan 4 Gambia 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 Western Sahara 3 Burundi 3 South Sudan 2 Papua New Guinea 1 Timor-Leste 16,513 US deaths attributed to coronavirus per April 9 update of 9:30 p.m. Eastern
  14. Country/Region/Sovereignty 431,838 US 148,220 Spain 139,422 Italy 113,982 France 113,296 Germany 64,586 Iran 61,474 United Kingdom 38,226 Turkey 23,403 Belgium 23,280 Switzerland 20,682 Netherlands 19,290 Canada 16,188 Brazil 13,141 Portugal 12,942 Austria 10,384 Korea, South 9,404 Israel 8,672 Russia 8,419 Sweden 6,074 Ireland 6,042 Norway 6,010 Australia 5,916 India 5,597 Denmark 5,546 Chile 5,312 Czechia 5,205 Poland 4,761 Romania 4,667 Japan 4,450 Ecuador 4,342 Peru 4,263 Pakistan 4,119 Malaysia 3,870 Philippines 3,034 Luxembourg 2,956 Indonesia 2,932 Saudi Arabia 2,785 Mexico 2,666 Serbia 2,659 United Arab Emirates 2,528 Panama 2,487 Finland 2,369 Thailand 2,210 Qatar 2,111 Dominican Republic 2,054 Colombia 1,884 Greece 1,845 South Africa 1,795 Argentina 1,668 Ukraine 1,616 Iceland 1,572 Algeria 1,560 Egypt 1,343 Croatia 1,275 Morocco 1,210 New Zealand 1,202 Iraq 1,185 Estonia 1,174 Moldova 1,091 Slovenia 1,066 Belarus 912 Lithuania 895 Hungary 881 Armenia 855 Kuwait 823 Bahrain 822 Azerbaijan 804 Bosnia and Herzegovina 730 Cameroon 727 Kazakhstan 712 Diamond Princess 682 Slovakia 628 Tunisia 617 North Macedonia 593 Bulgaria 577 Latvia 576 Lebanon 564 Andorra 545 Uzbekistan 526 Cyprus 502 Costa Rica 457 Cuba 456 Uruguay 444 Afghanistan 419 Oman 414 Burkina Faso 400 Albania 384 Cote d'Ivoire 358 Jordan 342 Niger 313 Ghana 312 Honduras 308 San Marino 299 Malta 276 Nigeria 273 Mauritius 270 Kyrgyzstan 263 West Bank and Gaza 251 Vietnam 248 Montenegro 244 Senegal 218 Bangladesh 211 Georgia 210 Bolivia 189 Sri Lanka 184 Kosovo 180 Congo (Kinshasa) 179 Kenya 167 Venezuela 164 Guinea 135 Brunei 135 Djibouti 119 Paraguay 117 Cambodia 110 Rwanda 107 Trinidad and Tobago 93 El Salvador 93 Madagascar 87 Guatemala 81 Monaco 78 Liechtenstein 70 Togo 63 Barbados 63 Jamaica 59 Mali 55 Ethiopia 53 Uganda 45 Congo (Brazzaville) 40 Bahamas 39 Zambia 37 Guyana 34 Gabon 33 Eritrea 33 Guinea-Bissau 31 Liberia 27 Haiti 26 Benin 25 Tanzania 22 Burma 21 Libya 19 Angola 19 Antigua and Barbuda 19 Maldives 19 Syria 18 Equatorial Guinea 17 Mozambique 16 Mongolia 16 Namibia 15 Dominica 15 Fiji 15 Laos 14 Saint Lucia 14 Sudan 12 Eswatini 12 Grenada 12 Somalia 11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 11 Seychelles 11 Zimbabwe 10 Chad 10 Suriname 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nepal 8 Belize 8 Central African Republic 8 Holy See 8 Malawi 8 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7 Cabo Verde 7 Sierra Leone 6 Botswana 6 Mauritania 6 Nicaragua 5 Bhutan 4 Gambia 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 Western Sahara 3 Burundi 2 Papua New Guinea 2 South Sudan 1 Timor-Leste 14,768 deaths attributed in the US Per 9:30 p.m. Eastern update on April 8
  15. I keep having to think of that. Don't always remember.
  16. From the Associated Press: PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can’t sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus. Other states are having the same issues — agriculture officials say leafy greens in California are being hit especially hard, and dairy farmers in Vermont and Wisconsin say they have had to dump a surplus of milk intended for restaurants. With most of its harvests in the winter months, the problem is acute in Florida. For example, a few dozen people clamored to buy 25-pound (11- kilogram) boxes of Roma tomatoes direct from a packing plant over the weekend in Palmetto, a city on the western coast. The cost per box? Just $5. “This is a catastrophe,” said tomato grower Tony DiMare, who owns farms in south Florida and the Tampa Bay area. “We haven’t even started to calculate it. It’s going to be in the millions of dollars. Losses mount every day.” Florida leads the U.S. in harvesting tomatoes, green beans, cabbage and peppers this time of year. While some of the crops are meant for grocery stores, many farmers cater solely to the so-called food service market — restaurants, schools and theme parks — hit hard as cities and states have ordered people to stay home and avoid others. The loss has created a domino effect through the farming industry, Florida’s second-largest economic driver. It yields $155 billion in revenue and supports about 2 million jobs. Many growers have donated produce to food banks, but there’s a limit on what the charities can accept and storage is an issue for perishable fruits and vegetables. DiMare said some central Florida food banks are full after theme parks shuttered and donated massive amounts of produce. “We gave 400,000 pounds of tomatoes to our local food banks,” DiMare said. “A million more pounds will have to be donated if we can get the food banks to take it.” Farmers are scrambling to sell to grocery stores, but it's not easy. Large chains already have contracts with farmers who grow for retail — many from outside the U.S. “We can’t even give our product away, and we're allowing imports to come in here,” DiMare said. He said 80 percent of the tomatoes grown in Florida are meant for now-shuttered restaurants and theme parks. In the past week, 20 federal lawmakers from Florida and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried sent letters urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to include Florida farmers in federal food purchase and distribution programs so the surplus crops can help feed the hungry and food insecure. Some 37 million Americans struggled with hunger before the pandemic, according to Feeding America, a nationwide network food banks. The federal coronavirus relief act contains $9.5 billion in aid to farmers. Some farmers have tried to branch out and sell produce boxes directly to customers, an approach taken in many places as the pandemic slams the restaurant and catering industries worldwide. Wholesalers in London who usually sell fruit and vegetables to restaurants have pivoted to home deliveries. But large-scale farmers know selling harvest baskets won’t do much for their bottom line. On the U.S. West Coast, farmers who grow lettuce and other leafy greens are feeling the pinch. “The tail end of the winter vegetable season in Yuma, Arizona, was devastating for farmers who rely on food service buyers,” said Cory Lunde, spokesman for Western Growers, a group representing family farmers in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. “And now, as the production shifts back to Salinas, California, there are many farmers who have crops in the ground that will be left unharvested," particularly leafy greens. He said a spike in demand for produce at the beginning of the outbreak has now subsided. “People are staying home and not visiting the grocery stores as often," Lunde said. “So the dominoes are continuing to fall.” In southern Florida, Paul Allen, president of R.C. Hatton Farms, took a video last week of row after row of vibrant green beans that were scheduled to be shipped to the restaurant industry. “You can see this is a huge field of green beans,” he said, lifting his cellphone camera to show a tractor plowing all the healthy plants and their beans into the soil. Allen, who farms about 12,000 acres (4,900 hectares) in Florida and Georgia, is praying that things improve by the time crops in north Florida and Georgia are ready to be harvested over the next two months. “You just hope you can live another day,” Allen said. ___ Associated Press writer Amy Taxin contributed to this report from Orange County, California.
  17. CDC estimates that influenza has caused between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010. CDC also says this is a worse than average flu year, and they're expecting 24,000 – 63,000 flu deaths. That's the gauge of what's not worth shutting down the country over. Wouldn't even bear discussion. And we are only beginning to enter that zone of numbers. So--even though they are concentrated in three places (NY, NOLA, Miami) that are not known for their attachment to reality--the numbers are beginning to get real. While the original estimate was to see a corona-virus peak beginning a week and a half from now, or thereabouts, all these individuals putting on gloves (however incorrectly the glove was worn--one untouched surface might have made a difference like one spayed cat) and staying home have pushed back that date. If you are wondering when to pull up the drawbridge, now might be a good time.
  18. 398,185 US 141,942 Spain 135,586 Italy 110,070 France 107,663 Germany 62,589 Iran 55,949 United Kingdom 34,109 Turkey 22,253 Switzerland 22,194 Belgium 19,709 Netherlands 17,872 Canada 14,034 Brazil 12,639 Austria 12,442 Portugal 10,331 Korea, South 9,248 Israel 7,693 Sweden 7,497 Russia 6,086 Norway 5,895 Australia 5,709 Ireland 5,311 India 5,266 Denmark 5,116 Chile 5,017 Czechia 4,848 Poland 4,417 Romania 4,035 Pakistan 3,995 Ecuador 3,963 Malaysia 3,906 Japan 3,764 Philippines 2,970 Luxembourg 2,954 Peru 2,795 Saudi Arabia 2,738 Indonesia 2,447 Serbia 2,439 Mexico 2,359 United Arab Emirates 2,308 Finland 2,258 Thailand 2,100 Panama 2,057 Qatar 1,956 Dominican Republic 1,832 Greece 1,780 Colombia 1,749 South Africa 1,715 Argentina 1,586 Iceland 1,468 Algeria 1,462 Ukraine 1,450 Egypt 1,282 Croatia 1,184 Morocco 1,160 New Zealand 1,149 Estonia 1,122 Iraq 1,059 Slovenia 1,056 Moldova 880 Lithuania 861 Belarus 853 Armenia 817 Hungary 811 Bahrain 764 Bosnia and Herzegovina 743 Kuwait 717 Azerbaijan 712 Diamond Princess 697 Kazakhstan 685 Cameroon 623 Tunisia 599 North Macedonia 581 Slovakia 577 Bulgaria 548 Latvia 548 Lebanon 545 Andorra 520 Uzbekistan 494 Cyprus 483 Costa Rica 424 Uruguay 423 Afghanistan 396 Cuba 384 Burkina Faso 383 Albania 371 Oman 353 Jordan 349 Cote d'Ivoire 305 Honduras 293 Malta 287 Ghana 279 San Marino 278 Niger 268 Mauritius 261 West Bank and Gaza 254 Nigeria 251 Vietnam 241 Montenegro 237 Senegal 228 Kyrgyzstan 196 Georgia 194 Bolivia 185 Sri Lanka 180 Congo (Kinshasa) 172 Kenya 170 Kosovo 166 Venezuela 164 Bangladesh 144 Guinea 135 Brunei 115 Cambodia 115 Paraguay 107 Trinidad and Tobago 105 Rwanda 90 Djibouti 88 Madagascar 79 Monaco 78 El Salvador 78 Liechtenstein 77 Guatemala 65 Togo 63 Barbados 63 Jamaica 56 Mali 52 Ethiopia 52 Uganda 45 Congo (Brazzaville) 39 Zambia 33 Bahamas 33 Guinea-Bissau 33 Guyana 31 Eritrea 30 Gabon 26 Benin 25 Haiti 24 Tanzania 22 Burma 20 Libya 19 Antigua and Barbuda 19 Maldives 19 Syria 17 Angola 16 Equatorial Guinea 16 Namibia 15 Dominica 15 Fiji 15 Mongolia 14 Laos 14 Liberia 14 Saint Lucia 14 Sudan 12 Grenada 11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 11 Seychelles 11 Zimbabwe 10 Chad 10 Eswatini 10 Mozambique 10 Suriname 9 MS Zaandam 9 Nepal 8 Central African Republic 8 Malawi 8 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8 Somalia 7 Belize 7 Cabo Verde 7 Holy See 6 Botswana 6 Mauritania 6 Nicaragua 6 Sierra Leone 5 Bhutan 4 Gambia 4 Sao Tome and Principe 4 Western Sahara 3 Burundi 2 Papua New Guinea 2 South Sudan 1 Timor-Leste 12,844 US deaths are attributed to COVID-19 Updated April 7, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
  19. Does anyone have a recipe for mayonnaise rolls that actually works?
  20. Have been going crazy trying to juggle, keeping all the balls in the air at the same time. Most of the seedlings are alive, and most of them have been up-potted for a stalling tactic. All the chicks and cats are alive. Medical appointments have been mostly put off...mostly indefinitely. DS1 had a filling came out, but he refuses to see a dentist until "after the emergency," so I fished out a bottle of eugenol, and he tongued the filling back in place and said it was good enough for now. He's a grown man, what do you do? I'm still employed, still finding things that don't work telecommuting and still finding workarounds for them. This kind of PDF corrupts when you transfer it directly from A to B using VPN, so you transfer it from A to C with VPN, C being somehow easier to save to, and then from C to B with VPN, and if that doesn't work, email it from C to Kady using the internal office email and have Kady save it in B for you since she has better broadband that doesn't squeeze the VPN. That way it never leaves the secure system and the privacy people stay happy. Bear in mind, it's not Kady's job to pinch hit for me. Also, bear in mind I am not going to make quota, probably ever, like this. Figuring out what the problem was took longer than figuring out the workaround. This month I'm supposed to be working part time. That was arranged before COVID and a million new claims for unemployment being filed in two weeks. Now everything is changing. Big plans are being announced tomorrow morning. Last time the bottom fell out of the economy, I was working ... this calendar has a month when I worked 57 hours or more every week one month, 61 hours or more every week the next month. Flat salary, you know. Well, I still have part time hours okayed for this spring and summer. My neurologist will probably sign a document saying limits on my working hours are medically necessary. If I need him to. Probably. He's been kind of a jerk last couple of times I've seen him. The old house, the one I'm trying to sell, has not sold. The tenants did a lot of damage, some of it negligent (failure to change filters), some reckless (using permanent marker to draw on the tile floor), some apparently on purpose (breaking the cover on every single outlet). Several thousand dollars and a few months later, not all of it is fixed, but my savings are gone. I had hoped enough was fixed to get a decent price. Nope, so I brought the price down a little more than 15%. Finally, today, we got an offer--for just over half of the original asking price. Um, no. Spent the day trying to get them to explain the offer and bring it up. I'm squishy, but bring it up some. No. No. No. So, I told them goodbye. I sure hope I don't end up regretting this. On the one hand, I need 22% more than they offered to clear my mortgage on the current property, which would make me dangerously independent. And this is a small house, which historically would sell well in a bear market. I told the realtor a New Yorker should buy it through the mail, sight unseen, just to get a Florida address and escape the lock-down up there. On the other hand, the economy is really going crazy. Rental property could very well be nationalized before the end of the year.
  21. Welcome Mom of 5! Don't forget to introduce yourself on the Porch too.
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