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On CNN tonight...New Zealand says it has eliminated the virus...

on Erin Bernett (Out Front).


Source: Newsweek

A federal judge in Miami issued an order on Friday blocking the sale of an apparent hoax-cure for COVID-19, which the Justice Department says was actually industrial-strength bleach.

Several Southwest Florida residents, through a self-proclaimed religious entity, had been marketing a "Master Mineral Solution" (MMS) on their affiliated websites, stating fanciful claims about its potential applications.

The Genesis II Church of Health & Healing provided that MMS could alleviate COVID-19 through "sacramental dosing." It instructed adults to take six drops of "activated MMS" in a glass of water ever two hours.

"This should wipe it out this flu-like virus that many are being scared with its presence in this world," one of the church's websites said.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-food-drug-administration-bleach-1498751?fbclid=IwAR3oJjl-X2Kj0ZFHfLQ39sMM7KU_dQ6Y7REN_oVCPjxdDP614qlZdR42HXc

The Secret to Germany's COVID-19 Success: Angela Merkel Is a Scientist

BERLIN—Today, we face the global outbreak of a disease that has the potential to catalyze what the historian Eva Schlotheuber terms a “pandemic of the mind.” As misinformation proliferates and lines between fact and fiction are routinely and nonchalantly crossed, world leaders must, now more than ever, illuminate a thoughtful path forward, one reliant on science and evidence-based reasoning. Indeed, many have. One leader goes further still. Trusted by her people to navigate this outbreak’s murky waters, without inciting or succumbing to a pandemic of the mind, one politician is less a commander in chief and more a scientist in chief: Angela Merkel.

Born in West Germany in 1954, Merkel was raised in a small East German town to the north of Berlin. Her father was a Lutheran pastor and a target of surveillance by East Germany’s security service, the Stasi. A brilliant student, Merkel learned early on “not to put herself in the center of things” lest she expose herself or her family to undue scrutiny, according to Stefan Kornelius, her official biographer and the foreign editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Merkel, who had by then earned a doctorate in quantum chemistry, was working as a research scientist. Soon after, she left her job to join a new political group that had formed in her neighborhood, thus quietly launching her political career. She rose in German politics and, through sheer smarts and a series of well-timed tactical maneuvers, ascended in 2005 to the chancellery, the head of Germany’s federal government. Her trajectory was dramatic and uncommon—for a woman, for an East German, and for a trained scientist with no background in law or civil service.


A far cry from bleach and light ray guns....

Is anyone watching the interview with Carolyn Goodman (Mayor Las Vegas)?

CNN Anderson...

What a maroon!!?!??

Florida nears 20,000 coronavirus cases, including more in Tampa Bay


The number of positive coronavirus cases in Florida increased by 932 in 24 hours, according to data from the Florida Department of Health published Sunday.

New cases were reported in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties from Saturday to Sunday. Pinellas County now has 456 cases and 14 deaths. Pasco County has 160 cases and three deaths. Hillsborough has 759 cases and 17 deaths, including one marked “non-FL resident." Statewide, there are 19,918 COVID-19 cases and 474 people have died of the virus.

About 11 percent of the more than 183,000 coronavirus tests in the state have come back positive. The number of pending tests doesn’t account for those coming from private labs, which make up 90 percent of coronavirus testing.

The state’s death count also excludes non-Florida residents, like snowbirds and visitors. Adding in those positive cases could raise the death toll.

What the governor of Florida doesn't know about the coronavirus is a lot


The latest evidence of that came Thursday, when DeSantis sought to explain his thinking about potentially re-opening schools in the state. (So far 19 states have closed schools for the year.) Here's what DeSantis said:
"This particular pandemic is one where, I don't think nationwide there's been a single fatality under 25. For whatever reason it just doesn't seem to threaten, you know, kids."

DeSantan is a moron...for those of us who are educators in Florida he is dangerous.

TP45's "home county" of Palm Beach as of today has 1185 cases 205 in the hospital, and 69 deaths...


It also contains the third wealthiest zip code in the US. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-power/g19736497/richest-zip-codes/

The Mar-a-largo zip code (33480) has 16 cases. The wealthy barons don't care who gets sick and dies. It doesn't affect them.

Coronavirus has people calling the police and shaming neighbors on social media

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough County deputies arrived at the house in the Lake Magdalene area Friday night to find a crowd of 15 gathered around the wrestling ring in the front yard. Some were wearing costumes.

The deputies explained Florida’s stay-at-home order and the crowd dispersed, apparently before the main event.

People made hundreds of calls to law enforcement agencies across Tampa Bay over the past two weeks to complain about neighbors not following stay-at-home orders, at least as they saw it.

Often the officers arrived to find nothing enforceable going on. Sometimes the offenders had already left, and sometimes there was no offense to begin with. Other times they found clear violations, explained the issue, and people listened. Very few got more than a warning.

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/07/coronavirus-has-people-calling-the-police-and-shaming-neighbors-on-social-media/?trk_msg=CSU5BITPOVE475MS4LUIKS23FS&trk_contact=2LVUQ22E7IOMM9DEEA726PIHT4&trk_sid=IG33UPBE3F6NHKVFKE20ML9M9O&utm_email=1422E4C1E5F9350FC5E7646FE6&utm_source=DayStarter&utm_medium=MG2_Newsletter&utm_term=spending+lots+of+time+on+social+media+railing+against+people+gathered+in+the+park&utm_campaign=A+hurricane+during+a+pandemic%3f

This has been an issue in Clearwater. One of our neighbors had a pool party and got flamed on the neighborhood watch. It started a debate with the TP45 nuts.

In Floriduh, nothing is enforced (yet), so I wonder how long it will be before there is gun play.

15 years ago, Florida predicted a pandemic like the one we're facing now. Then state leaders cut, cu

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Fifteen years ago, Florida braced for a pandemic.

Officials knew as early as 2005 that an outbreak could devastate the state and infect much of the population. They wrote reports predicting a crisis remarkably similar to the one playing out now: a virus that could infect more than a million Florida residents.

And they responded in force, bolstering the state health department with resources and specialized workers to combat a potential crisis.

But that operation was dismantled by governors and lawmakers more worried about the bottom line, the Tampa Bay Times has found. They slashed research funding, cut thousands of jobs and ignored gaps in the state’s defense against fast-spreading diseases.

Read more: https://www.tampabay.com/investigations/2020/04/04/florida-saw-a-pandemic-coming-and-prepared-then-state-leaders-started-to-cut/?trk_msg=LDDVNA959HU4HF6RK42PU3BMG0&trk_contact=2LVUQ22E7IOMM9DEEA726PIHT4&trk_sid=9NAMR29KLNP0TKA8KP8IQKIAPC&utm_email=1422E4C1E5F9350FC5E7646FE6&utm_source=DayStarter&utm_medium=MG2_Newsletter&utm_term=15+years+ago%2c+Florida+predicted+a+pandemic+like+the+one+we’re+facing+now.+Then+state+leaders+cut%2c+cut+and+cut+some+more.&utm_campaign=How+Florida+prepared+for+a+pandemic+—+and+then+started+cutting

Coronavirus: Potential vaccine generates enough antibodies to fight off virus, first peer-reviewed s

Source: Independent

A potential coronavirus vaccine developed by US scientists has been found to produce antibodies capable of fighting off Covid-19 in the first peer-reviewed study of its kind.

The vaccine, which was tested on mice by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, generated the antibodies in quantities thought to be enough to “neutralise” the virus within two week of injection.

The study’s authors are now to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for investigational new drug approval ahead of phase one human clinical trials planned to start in the next few months.

The first human trial of a vaccine began at a lab in Seattle last month after a team of US researchers skipped animal testing, which is used to establish effectiveness and safety.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/coronavirus-vaccine-pittsburgh-university-lancet-study-covid-pandemic-a9442536.html?fbclid=IwAR0javnJ4u91B4UBZ5s1R6zODakqw-rUU5IJtDVN0EVntAkNjtgZuv8AUVA

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