HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Covid numbers today a...

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:23 PM

The Covid numbers today are jaw dropping


Florida...roughly 9,000 new cases so far today.

Arizona... 4,000

Georgia...2,800 so far for the day

Alabama....2, 000 so far today, an incredible surge from the already high 800 plus every day for the past week.

If these rates are still considered part of the first wave, I dread what the 2nd wave will look like.

51 replies, 5691 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 51 replies Author Time Post
Reply The Covid numbers today are jaw dropping (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2020 OP
Johnny2X2X Jul 2020 #1
dchill Jul 2020 #14
czarjak Jul 2020 #15
orwell Jul 2020 #2
FarPoint Jul 2020 #3
rurallib Jul 2020 #17
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2020 #25
RobinA Jul 2020 #35
FarPoint Jul 2020 #49
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #4
Blue_true Jul 2020 #6
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #29
Blue_true Jul 2020 #44
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #46
Blue_true Jul 2020 #50
iluvtennis Jul 2020 #20
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #27
yardwork Jul 2020 #33
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #5
Blue_true Jul 2020 #7
Dreampuff Jul 2020 #18
Blue_true Jul 2020 #21
Captain Zero Jul 2020 #26
Blue_true Jul 2020 #41
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #32
Blue_true Jul 2020 #42
LisaL Jul 2020 #38
Blue_true Jul 2020 #40
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #31
Blue_true Jul 2020 #43
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #47
LanternWaste Jul 2020 #8
czarjak Jul 2020 #16
ffr Jul 2020 #9
gab13by13 Jul 2020 #10
Dreampuff Jul 2020 #19
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #28
ananda Jul 2020 #11
warmfeet Jul 2020 #12
Tetrachloride Jul 2020 #13
Ilsa Jul 2020 #22
Duppers Jul 2020 #23
Dem2 Jul 2020 #24
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2020 #30
Dem2 Jul 2020 #34
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2020 #36
durablend Jul 2020 #37
0rganism Jul 2020 #39
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2020 #45
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 2020 #51
IcyPeas Jul 2020 #48

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:25 PM

1. Deaths rising again

4th day in a row today where the 7 day rolling average has risen for deaths. So disappointing.

This is going to get really really bad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:18 PM

14. Don't worry - 99% of the deaths...

...are completely harmless.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dchill (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:20 PM

15. Hoaxers!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:37 PM

2. Thank goodness...

...we didn't follow all that "Fake Science".

The stable genius strikes again!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

3. I ask...When were the test done?

Was it several days ago and results in today ? Makes me think then next week will be worse...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:28 PM

17. A very good question, one i have also been curious about

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:41 AM

25. And I am hearing of false tests reports, either way.


which really muddy the water. I've heard of family members who got sideswiped by something that sounds like Corona, sudden intense fatigue, headache, fever, then recovered,. This was before testing, in Feb.
The 2nd attack of the same symptoms 6 weeks later hit, flu test negative, corona test inconclusive.We know by now that lots of people were passing virus around before they knew they were sick, and we know that Memorial Day did create more cases, and now the 4th of July cases will be showing up the same way, with much higher numbers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:45 AM

35. In PA

when we were at our COVID height, the numbers as they relate to days were so screwed up you just couldn't go day by day and get any meaningful information. You could never say, "Today was a very bad day," because either the day before had very few cases because they were being reported on different days, or some large facility (a prison) was reported over the space of two days and made this big bulge of cases on those days.

One thing they've got to do once this is over is get some kind of protocol on how to report. Or maybe the problem is you just can't get an accurate picture when going day to day. In which case they should stop doing it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RobinA (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 02:08 PM

49. I blame this on the tRump control freaks, republican governors etc...

It is suppose to be a uniform testing plan....those directions come from the top...tRump left it flounder and even sabotaged much of the testing, PPE's, vital life saving equipment supplies. Each state tries to test but some really don't want the test like DeSantis for example...So, the fact that we are getting high numbers is based upon hospital reports primarily with hospitalizations...and what little testing that can get done.. One can deduct that if you have an ill covid-19 patient...many more are out there being positive as they had contact with this ill patient.

I'm just totally frustrated... I know the standard of care and epidemiology standards of practice....What we have going on now in the USA as a whole...is a total failure. Trump wants to give the appearance of recovery without even honestly attempting to recover...hopes they just die or go away...thinking no one will notice that!

Insane...We are in the upside down world.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:01 PM

4. My county is jaw dropping

Our first case was diagnosed 115 days ago. In the first 114 days we had 20 deaths. Today they reported six.

In June we averaged two new hospitalizations a day. The first eight days of July we averaged four. Today they reported 17.

Our positivity rate quadrupled in the last 16 days or so.

We are definitely in the first wave. I have a graphic I would love to post here to show how horrific our situation is, but I don't have a place to host the picture online to link to it.

It shows a long steady slow climb from the third week of March until about June 12. The rise gets a little steeper and then takes a sharp increase up around June 20. I attribute that to the madness of reopening our state and county over Memorial Day weekend. The lag time in feeling symptoms and getting test results makes that about right.

That sharp slope has not abated since, and still climbing.There is no leveling off whatsoever. I dread what it is going to look like around July 26 when we start seeing the impact of July 4.

And they are talking about opening schools in a month.

Having a hard conversation with my high school senior after dinner tonight. He's not going to have a senior year. We're considering alternatives and reaching out to his preferred conservatories and colleges to seek their input. We're writing the end of his high school career off and seeing what we can do to get him where he wants to be for the 2021-22 school year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:16 PM

6. You can try home schooling him for his last year.

Since your county appears red, they should be into home schooling, just tell them itís for religious reasons. You also may be able to do online instruction, though that may be pricey.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:02 AM

29. That's one of the options. We actually homeschooled...

his two older brothers K-8 and him K-6. We had a fantastic eclectic diverse secular group of families back then. It was an amazing experience.

I don't think that will be necessary though. If DeSantis doesn't continue his budget shenanigans anyway. He could quite likely finish his education through Florida Virtual School if our school board doesn't come to their senses. If it came down to it, he could probably already pass the GED.

We're in a bit of a fortunate situation with this kid. He's already taken the SATs and has three years of transcripts showing solid academic work. BUT...that probably isn't even necessary. He's hoping to attend a music conservatory like New England Conservatory, Julliard, Eastman, or Manhattan School of Music. Don't know about the likes of Julliard, but I could see him getting into NEC. None of these schools care much about your grades or SAT score provided you have a high school diploma. It's all audition driven. They want to know you have the talent, skill, and determination to grow and succeed as an artist.

While he was looking forward to his senior year, (He'd be the BMIB - big man in band - He was set to make drum major in the marching band, compete for all-state and all-county again, have the whole senior big head kind of thing), he's also got half of his brain already off to college. Of my three kids, I think he's the best one to be going through this as a high school senior. The other two would be way more gutted.

We're definitely aware we're in a much better situation than other families having to make decisions about school this fall.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:02 PM

44. I have a lot of friends in New England and visit there regularly.

It is colder than New York during the Fall, Winter and early Spring, but it is beautiful country and he will be able to set his own living pace. The people seem insular on initial interactions, but they are very family and community oriented and when one call you a friend, you can count on that person to help as much as possible in hard times.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:14 PM

46. My husband is from Massachusetts, his parents live on the Cape.

I'm really hoping it is NEC kind of for that reason. It would make visiting everyone a lot easier. My least preferred is Eastman. I so don't want him going to Rochester, NY. No offense to Rochester, but it is not nearly as easy to get there from here as it is to get to Boston.

We did a campus tour of NEC the week of Thanksgiving last year and the kid had a lesson with their head of their trombone department. I can absolutely see him there and loving it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 02:52 PM

50. To have family close by would be good for him, IMO.

While Boston is no NYC in terms of pace, it is fast paced and a young person can easily get influenced by the wrong things. For him to have grandparents who can regularly check in with him face to face should be highly beneficial to him, IMO. We will beat COVID19, very fast if Joe wins the Presidency, people will soon be able to fully get on with life and enjoy in-person interpersonal interaction again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:51 PM

20. Link to online place to host picture to post on DU

Upload the photo. Pick the resize for message board option. Copy the "Direct Link" here in your DU post and voila.

https://postimages.org

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to iluvtennis (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 05:29 AM

27. Awesome thanks!

Last edited Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:03 AM - Edit history (1)

testing!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 07:58 AM

33. That line mirrors the line for the entire U.S.

Most of the rest of the world is reducing the spread. We're driving the epidemic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:04 PM

5. I certainly hope the wave pattern doesn't replicate the Spanish Flu pandemic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:19 PM

7. Looks like we are headed that way.

I had to go out today at around noon to pick up printer paper. I noticed LOTS of people wearing masks. I live in Florida, maybe the disaster that DeSantis is presiding over has finally sunk into peopleís skulls.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:43 PM

18. Nice to meet you.

I live in Florida, too and I am shocked at our numbers considering the bragging DeSantis did a couple of months ago. I don't like the way he mocked those who made the predictions that are now coming true. In my area, the positive rates are around 20%. Considering the fact they were around 5% and then slowly climbed, that's a High rate. They are finding so much of it from people coming for medical care for other things. They are so far behind in testing that contact tracing is half useless right now and they are also short of PPP.

And they want to have the RNC down here and offer tests to all of those people when our own residents can't get one?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dreampuff (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:55 PM

21. DeSantis keeps using the argument that most of the newly infected people are young,

but, he ignores that the state is almost out of ICU beds. Deaths are a lagging indicator, yesterday night-early this morning, Florida set a new record high in overnight deaths. Deaths are starting to climb, in a pattern that infections followed a few weeks back.

Wear your mask. When I canít avoid passing someone without one, I turn the back of my head to them as I pass. It is a difficult process and I have to use position markers, but I try as best possible not to have them breath directly toward my face.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:08 AM

26. DeSantis is doing a muderous disservice to entire country

By keeping convention, vacation, tourist services open people visit from all over the country. Then disperse to everywhere in the country, bringing the virus to kill us when they come back. I think other states are going to have to set up 3 week quarantines for people coming in from Florida. They are bringing death from Florida, Texas, Arizona.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Captain Zero (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:43 PM

41. Yes, he is.

The best positioned democrat here to run against him in 2022 appears to be Nikki Fried, the Agriculture Commissioner. She has repeatedly counseled DeSantis to take more robust actions, but he has ignored her advice. I want to see her take his ass out in 2022.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:42 AM

32. According to the CDC, 54 hospitals here are out of ICU beds already.

Watching the lagging indicators has been terrifying. And so very frustrating. If I can see what is coming, why can't the people with the authority to do something?

The rapidly climbing positivity rate should have them quaking in their damn boots! We've entrusted public welfare to a bunch of cowardly dolts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:45 PM

42. Yeah, we are in deep poo-poo. We have a clown leading our state and a mega-clown

masquerading as president. November 3 canít arrive soon enough.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:08 PM

38. And if most infected people are young, that would mean young are filling up those ICU beds.

Our covid shows no sign of weakening.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LisaL (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:40 PM

40. The point that you made is why this situation is so bad.

Many of those young people, if they survive, will likely have lifelong serious disabilities, making it impossible for them to lead robust lives.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:40 AM

31. I actually think we're not going to see any natural wave. Any "waves"...

are going to be driven by human behavior. And right now I'm not much impressed with the behavior I'm seeing.

I'm in Brevard County. The decision making at the county level has been appalling. Inviting a softball tournament to Viera for Memorial Day weekend. Hell, inviting the whole damn country to our Grand Reopening Party for Memorial Day weekend. Hosting the AAU Junior Olympics July 25-August 08 right when we're going to start seeing yet another spike from July 04 festivities if my forecasts are correct.

I hope DeSantis gets shellacked in 2022. He barely got elected with a razor thin margin. I can't see his popularity increasing any time soon.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:53 PM

43. Florida is changing, slowly, but it is changing for the better.

DeSantis barely beat a flawed candidate that the majority of our voters selected. Even then, the MAGA-bomber unintentionally helped him by causing tens of thousands of ballots from strong democratic areas to be invalidated for no post-mark. I believe that Nikki Fried can beat him badly, hopefully our voters have the wisdom to see that during our primary in 2022.

I want to see republicans in the legislature get gutted this November, the trend is toward blue, I hope people see that a blue landslide is needed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue_true (Reply #43)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:15 PM

47. My middle son is working on a campaign for the state house of reps.

It will be a miracle if the Democratic candidate wins in this district, but you never know I suppose.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:35 PM

8. Texas is flirting with another 10,000 cases again today.

 

as COVID-19 patients occupy 17% of all available hospital beds in the state. Texas has reported More than 200,000 cases and 2,000 deaths. If that idiot really does push for a reopen of all schools next month, the Sept and Oct numbers are going to be mind-boggling.

I'm sick and tired of Idiot trump's incompetence... but at least I'm not dead.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LanternWaste (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:23 PM

16. Texas can thank Dannie Scott Goeb. Period.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:38 PM

9. I think this Fall would be substantially more dreadful

The one plus side will be that 63% of us are already social distancing and taking precautionary measures, making us adapted to reducing the spread. It's the 37% that haven't that will be paying an extra heavy toll, come this Fall/Winter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:42 PM

10. Wasn't the 2nd wave of the Spanish flu worse than the first?

Just saying.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gab13by13 (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:46 PM

19. Yes it was.

My grandmother lost some of her family during that pandemic. But unfortunately, our area of the country is still in the first wave.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gab13by13 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 05:30 AM

28. Significantly so

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:47 PM

11. Texas over 7,000 so far

nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:07 PM

12. There will be no second wave.

You have to actually stop the first wave in order to have a second wave. We never stopped the first wave.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:13 PM

13. Waves were an educated guess. Like slot machines or roulette,

People changed the odds just because.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:04 PM

22. Texas over 11,000. I think it'll

get a little higher by the time it resets for GMT 0.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:06 PM

23. Total new 64,771

TOTAL CASES
3,047,671
64,771 New Cases*

At 8:00 p.m. July 9.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:18 PM

24. 2nd wave isn't a thing with this virus

Since it's spread seems largely unaffected by summer temperatures, it seems that the virus will spread continuously, taking advantage of situations where we allow it to flourish.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dem2 (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 06:03 AM

30. Very true. Any "wave" is going to be based on human behavior.

We're seeing how well that works out in an individualist society.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:18 AM

34. It's fascinating

...and terrifying at the same time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Dem2 (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:48 AM

36. Yeah, seems so.


Esp. with all the stupidity we seem to have in the water, or sump'tin.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:50 AM

37. PA added over 1000 new cases today

Most in over 2 months

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

39. imagine what a 1% COVID-19 mortality rate will look like applied to a population of 330 million

frankly it's hard for me to do.

trying to picture 30 million sick people and over 3 million dead -- we're talking mass graves.

if we get some solid palliative treatments and reduce that mortality rate to 0.5% that's still well over a million lives ended prematurely, and their surviving friends and family can't even attend a funeral to say farewell.

and probably at least another year for a safe, effective vaccine.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:07 PM

45. That's from yesterday, but it might reach 70k today.

We'll see, but Worldometers is showing a "fast start" so far today with many states not reported yet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #45)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:02 PM

51. YEP, OVER 71,000 SO FAR TODAY!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:30 PM

48. don't worry, it'll go away in the summer....

oh wait.....

seriously if we are still in the first wave now... I am not looking forward to the second wave this fall or the third wave this winter. This could actually come back with a vengeance like the 1918 flu did because it mutated.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread