COVID-19

China: ‘We’ve Completely Cured Coronavirus And Everything Is Fine Here And No One Is Allowed In To Check’

BEIJING—President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement to a few invited members of the press. “Everything is great here!” he said. “In fact… um… we’ve completely eradicated Coronavirus here — cured it even. Yep, cured it. We found a cure. But it… um… only works on the Chinese so …

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Two additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Whitman County

The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Whitman County is now five. Whitman County Public Health on Friday reported two more positive COVID-19 test results. Both of them are males between the ages of 50-59. They are stable and isolating at home. Three other people in Whitman County were reported testing positive this …

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Republicans want a lifeline; Democrats want to remake the country

From the NY Post: The cynical partisan opportunism of Democrats exhibited during the coronavirus economic crisis has been breathtaking. Rather than move forward with a quick, no-frills, massive $1.8 trillion rescue plan, Democrats decided to hold the country hostage by trying to cram through a slew of lefty goodies that have absolutely nothing to do with the …

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Government Accidentally Shuts Itself Down With Ban On Non-Essential Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress has asked all non-essential businesses to limit their hours or close entirely for an undetermined amount of time. But this shutdown mistakenly shut down the most non-essential entity of all: the government. For a brief period of time, all government in the United States was illegal, since it is completely non-essential to everything. …

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Closures recommended for Idaho schools through April 20

The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously recommended a “soft closure” of all K-12 school districts in the state through at least April 20, although that may be extended. Board members approved the recommendation during a special meeting this afternoon focused on the state’s COVID-19 response within public education. A “soft closure” means students would …

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School districts in Idaho to close through at least April 20

The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously approved a “soft closure” of all K-12 school districts in the state through at least April 20, although that may be extended. Board members approved the move during a special meeting this afternoon focused on the state’s COVID-19 response within public education. A “soft closure” means students would …

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Democrats Demand Stimulus Bill Include Reparations For Transgender Native Americans Affected By Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democratic lawmakers are blocking the stimulus bill proposed in Congress, slamming their Republican colleagues for refusing to include reparations for transgender Native Americans affected by climate change. https://babylonbee.com/news/dems-demand-stimulus-bill-include-reparations-for-transgender-native-americans-affected-by-climate-change/

City Of Moscow Clarifies Ban Of Gatherings Over 10 People-Childcare Services Remain Open

You have to wonder about leaving open childcare facilities. If schools are at risk, how much more so childcare.  The City of Moscow has clarified its emergency order banning gatherings in the city of more than 10 people. The order doesn’t apply to childcare services which keeps them open.  The order also excludes churches, but …

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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Whitman County

The Whitman County Health Department has received a positive test result for COVID-19 in a Whitman County resident, according to a press release this morning from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. According to the release, the patient is female between the age of 20–29.  The patient has recovered and is self-isolating at home. Health …

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Pot Sales Soar Amid Global Lockdown

Bank of America recently said that higher demand for cannabis had been seen in the US as tens of millions of people are confined to their homes as the government limits mass gatherings and shutters businesses.  “Our checks across North America were consistent: regardless of region, cannabis purchases have accelerated,” BofA analyst Christopher Carey said …

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Videos Show Looting, Fights at Supermarkets in London & Paris

This will be coming to large US cities next. Any reason to riot and plunder.  Video footage out of London and Paris shows “youths” attempting to loot stores and start fights in response to the coronavirus outbreak. A clip showing a Sainsbury’s shop front in central London shows youths attempting to smash down the supermarket’s …

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COVID-19 News Sources

Some have asked me where I get most of my COVID-19 data.  Worldmeters:  Worldwide: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ US: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Italy: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/italy/ Statistics & Research: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus Graphically comparing countries: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-confirmed-cases-since-100th-case Situation Report: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd CDC Outcomes: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm?s_cid=mm6912e2_w Those sites provide most of the data that I’m tracking.  As a math nerd, I’ve been following the “logistic curve” that virologists …

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“Critical Incident” – London Hospital Runs Out Of Beds Amid Virus Outbreak

A hospital in London has declared a “critical incident” after it has run out of hospital beds, reported SKY News. The “critical incident” was declared at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, where it appears a surge in COVID-19 patients has used up all hospital beds and ICU-level treatment at the facility. This means that the most vulnerable might …

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The Latest: Gritman launches coronovirus hotline

Gritman Medical Center in Moscow has established a community hotline to answer questions about the new coronavirus. The phone number is (208) 883-4109. The Gritman COVID-19 Hotline can help answer basic questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms, home treatment and testing guidelines, according to press release delivered this morning from the hospital. High call volumes may be …

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