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    Daily Digest 4/4 – A Green Stimulus To Rebuild The Economy, The Bigger Picture Hiding Behind The Virus

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:02 AM

 

Economy

A Green Stimulus To Rebuild Our Economy (Adam M.)

Thus, we propose an ambitious Green Stimulus of at least $2 trillion that creates millions of family-sustaining green jobs, lifts standards of living, accelerates a just transition off fossil fuels, ensures a controlling stake for the public in all private sector bailout plans, and helps make our society and economy stronger and more resilient in the face of pandemic, recession, and climate emergency in the years ahead.

Despite what you may have heard, you should wear a mask for COVID-19 (Paul D.)

Despite being right next to China (and actually being considered a part of China if you’re these guys), Taiwan has done fantastic in the whole COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 1, the country only has about 300 cases. So despite having 23 million people, Taiwan counts fewer overall COVID-19 patients than Vancouver.

Using blue shop towels in homemade face masks can filter particles 2x to 3x better than cotton, 3 clothing designers discover after testing dozens of fabrics (Adam)

Lindsay Medoff, the CEO and owner of Suay Sew Shop, a 30-employee boutique manufacturer in Los Angeles, has eagerly jumped on board. But when she got a mask pattern from an ER-doctor friend of hers a couple of weeks ago, she was appalled.

“They sent me a pattern that looked like [it was] from Etsy,” she told Business Insider. “I thought, ‘What do I do with this?'”

Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks (DrewSki)

Our results indicate that surgical face masks could prevent transmission of human coronaviruses and influenza viruses from symptomatic individuals.

Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens (Sparky1)

Trump, answering questions from reporters at the briefing, said only “if people want to wear them, they can.”

As of Thursday evening the U.S. death toll from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, stood at 5,887, with more than 243,000 cases across all 50 states.

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing (Sparky1)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, told CNN Tuesday that the idea of recommending broad use of masks in the US to prevent the spread of coronavirus is under “very active discussion” by the group.

Why You Should Flush With The Lid Down: Experts Warn Of Fecal-Oral Transmission Of COVID-19 (thc0655)

There are four methods of COVID-19 transmission: (1) direct contact or indirect contact (i.e. someone breathing on you or sharing a drink) (2) Droplets, which can be in a cough or skin-to-skin contact (3) Airborne, with COVID-19 passing through the air or via ventilation (4) oral-fecal transmission, meaning that contagions from fecal matter is inadvertently ingested. Though direct or indirect transmission is most likely candidate for transmission, according to Chen, there is no substantial research to trace origins of COVID-19 transmission on a per patient basis.

Covid-19 has forced food banks to upend their operations—almost overnight (Sparky1)

Volunteers, many of them senior citizens, began canceling their shifts for fear of contracting the virus. At the same time, demand soared: Panicked shoppers were making big purchases and emptying grocery store shelves, leaving little left for Seattle residents without ready cash for three weeks worth of groceries. “They really cleared everything out for those folks who don’t have those extra funds. They weren’t able to get anything at all. And so you had a lot of families that literally had nothing,” Habenicht says.

US Postal Service could shut down by June, lawmakers warn (Sparky1)

Last week, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, the chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Gerry Connolly, chair of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the COVID-19 crisis is threatening the future of mail service in the U.S.

New Yorkers fleeing city face fear and hostility from upstate neighbors (000)

Last week McLaughlin appealed to the New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, to ban all non-essential travel from New York City to upstate New York. Cuomo said no, but McLaughlin took matters into his own hands by issuing a public health order – anyone arriving from the city must contact local officials immediately.

The Nightmare After the Wuhan Wakeup (thc0655)

You do not hear much about terrorism these days, with the attention of the public focused intensively on the Wuhan virus — following the president’s near-daily press briefings (or in the case of many in the press, not), caring for school-aged children who are not in school, or worrying about their retirement accounts in a tumultuous stock market. The virus should be a wake-up, however, about a very real terrorist threat: bioterrorism, particularly transnational bioterrorism.

Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city (Sparky1)

The coronavirus pandemic is overloading the public services in the country’s most populous city to a point of collapse. Hospitals have no beds left to accept sick patients, and morgues, cemeteries and funeral homes are straining. With no place left to put them, some residents say they have no choice but placing them outside.

C.I.A. Hunts for Authentic Virus Totals in China, Dismissing Government Tallies (Alan B.)

Obtaining a more accurate count of the Chinese rate of infection and deaths from the virus has worldwide public health implications at a time of grave uncertainty over the virus, its speed of transmission and other fundamental questions. For American officials, the totals are critical to getting a better understanding of how Covid-19 will affect the United States in the months to come and of the effectiveness of countermeasures like social distancing, according to American intelligence agencies and White House officials.

The Bigger Picture Is Hiding Behind a Virus (yogmonster)

Under cover of the public’s fear, and of justified concerns about the state of the economy and future employment, countries like the US are transferring huge sums of public money to the biggest corporations. Politicians controlled by big business and media owned by big business are pushing through this corporate robbery without scrutiny – and for reasons that should be self-explanatory. They know our attention is too overwhelmed by the virus for us to assess intentionally mystifying arguments about the supposed economic benefits, about yet more illusory trickle-down.

Grim New Rules for NYC Paramedics: Don’t Bring Cardiac Arrests to ER for Revival (thc0655)

In all other cases, EMS is told to limit the number of EMTs working on the person to only those necessary (to limit possible COVID-19 exposure); they must wear the proper N-95 mask, eyeshield, gloves, mask and gown. If, after 20 minutes of CPR, the defibrillator or the heart monitor shows a “no shock indicated” or a non-shockable rhythm and there is no blood circulation, CPR is to be terminated. At that point, the NYPD or medical examiner can be called to remove the body; the patient is not to be brought to the hospital.

Silver Shock Update: A New and Major Threat to Supply (Adam)

If you’re not aware, roughly 70% of all newly mined silver comes as a byproduct from non-silver producers each year. For example, a large copper deposit might have some silver in it, which the company will process as a byproduct to help lower their overall mining costs. Most of these mines are base metal operations, but some gold projects also process silver as a byproduct.

AZ Prison Employees Banned From Wearing Masks Because They Might Scare Inmates (thc0655)

“On a daily basis several thousand correctional officers come into close personal contact with approximately 40,000 inmates and then return to their homes,” he wrote. “Because of the nature of prisons (no social distancing whatsoever!), once the [coronavirus] enters the prison system, it will spread quickly, infecting inmates and staff throughout the State.”

“Any staff infected at work in the prison will bring the virus back to their families and communities,” Lt. Hasz added.

Historian Sends: A Pandemic Tale (thc0655)

This is now much more difficult as seriously ill patients are starting to swamp the hospital, and the rooms which were empty a week ago are all now filled or rapidly filling with patients on O2 or intubated, most of whom had been seen a week or two ago, evaluated as not seriously ill, and sent home with instructions to come back if they started to feel worse, not better. Well, they DID get worse, and they are coming back. In significant numbers, and this is just the beginning.

Coronavirus spreads in Los Angeles’ homeless community (thc0655)

“If we’re able to, we quarantine at the shelter everybody who’s been exposed. And sometimes, at a smaller shelter, that could mean we’re quarantining the entire facility,” Ferrer said. “But we also will go in and identify who are the people most vulnerable, who had an exposure, and we move those people to an isolated site for them to serve out their quarantine. ”

Coronavirus at beaches? Surfers, swimmers should stay away, scientist says (thc0655)

Many beachgoers know they can suffer skin rashes, stomach illness and serious ear and respiratory infections if they go into the water within three days of a heavy rain, because of bacteria and pathogens washing off roads and into the ocean. Raw or poorly treated sewage entering the ocean also poses major health risks.

Prather fears that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could enter coastal waters in similar ways and transfer back into the air along the coast.

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Transcript

  • A Green Stimulus To Rebuild Our Economy
  • Despite what you may have heard, you should wear a mask for COVID-19
  • Using blue shop towels in homemade face masks can filter particles 2x to 3x better than cotton, 3 clothing designers discover after testing dozens of fabrics
  • Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks
  • Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens
  • Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing
  • Why You Should Flush With The Lid Down: Experts Warn Of Fecal-Oral Transmission Of COVID-19
  • Covid-19 has forced food banks to upend their operations—almost overnight
  • US Postal Service could shut down by June, lawmakers warn
  • New Yorkers fleeing city face fear and hostility from upstate neighbors
  • The Nightmare After the Wuhan Wakeup
  • Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city
  • C.I.A. Hunts for Authentic Virus Totals in China, Dismissing Government Tallies
  • The Bigger Picture Is Hiding Behind a Virus
  • Grim New Rules for NYC Paramedics: Don’t Bring Cardiac Arrests to ER for Revival
  • Silver Shock Update: A New and Major Threat to Supply
  • AZ Prison Employees Banned From Wearing Masks Because They Might Scare Inmates
  • Historian Sends: A Pandemic Tale
  • Coronavirus spreads in Los Angeles' homeless community
  • Coronavirus at beaches? Surfers, swimmers should stay away, scientist says
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12 Comments

  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 8:56am

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    pinecarr

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    John Prine hospitalized with COVID-19

    This happened a few days ago, but I just heard about it on the radio today.  For those of us of a certain age and musical inclination, John Prine is a legend, a voice of truth in the wilderness, and a true artist.  COVID-19 truly is a beast.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/john-prine-covid-19-update-977746/

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 8:59am

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    AKGrannyWGrit

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    Catherine Austin Fitts -,& the Plandemic - USA Watchdog

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 10:05am

    kelvinator

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    Catherine Fitts View the 'Plandemic' is Phony is Directly at Odds with All PeakProsperity Info

    I have listened to Catherine's views in the past and think she has had ideas to contribute.  Nonetheless, I consider the views she presents above to be dangerous misinformation of the type Trump & his incompetent administration originally put out that this is a hoax, which they've now disavowed.  Already, that false information is costing lives and will cost more to the extent it is believed.  The virus hasn't killed hundreds of thousands of people in the US yet because that's the way exponential epidemic growth works, as Chris has explained.  The big number of infections and deaths are in the future.  Everyone is welcome to their own opinions, even their own opinions, as hers are, about what the real facts are (eg, Fitts claims that hospitals in NY are nearly empty and there's no real crisis).

    Having listened for weeks now to Chris' on-going, phenomenal coverage of this pandemic,  though, I'm certainly trusting Chris' careful assessment of facts that's been proven right repeatedly - better than WHO, CDC and Trump admin assessments - by subsequent events from the start.   His on-going reporting is utterly at odds with what Catherine Fitts is saying, with little factual support offered on her part.

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 10:53am

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    AKGrannyWGrit

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    Opinions Differ

    One of the reasons I like Chris is because he never says believe me I am right.  He provide sources and encourages us to think for ourselves.  Even Chris says he reserves the right to change his mind based on new information. Thankfully, through listening to many voices and reading many articles we can decide for ourselves.  This site has demonstrated a propensity of group think and I for one am thrilled to listen to someone of the high caliber of Catherine Austin Fitts.

    She did indicate that steps can be taken to nudge virus numbers higher in an area if need be.  (think drones) So perhaps it might be you who does not have all the information.

    One topic Chris does not cover is geopolitical relationships.  Ms. Fitts has a world view others do not and is worth listening to.

    I find her views, different, unique and refreshing.

    AKGrannyWGrit

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 12:27pm

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    thc0655

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    The sheeple try making their own masks 😂

     

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 1:13pm

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    thc0655

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    Bill Gates: vaccine fascist

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 1:25pm

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    Mohammed Mast

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    Fitts

    I agree with Ms. Fitts on quite a number of issues.

    However she lost me on the empty hospitals in NYC. I have lived in NYC. On the slowest of days no NYC hospital is empty, w/o Sars cov 2.

    Occams razor says this is not a hoax. Is it planned? Perhaps maybe even likely. But who are the perps?

    as for her take on crypto, it could be a plot by the "dollar syndicate" but the level of confusion around how to deal with it on every level by virtually every government leads me to believe there are only 2 conclusions to reach. Conclusion one is if it was planned it was poorly planned and 2 it was not planned. This is not to say if it was not planned the managers are not wanting to use it for their own ends. 9/11 gives us a clue to it being a planned event when just weeks after we end up with the patriot act of over 300 pages. It was ready to roll out just like the bailout bills in 08, 09.

    Love ya Ms Fitts but please do better

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 2:32pm

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    AKGrannyWGrit

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    Maybe you’ll like Mike Maloney better

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 2:50pm

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    Nate

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    need to go for a drive tomorrow

     

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  • Sun, Apr 05, 2020 - 7:47pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Green Stimulus? Look at Georgetown Texas.

    Georgetown went all green on their energy contract about 4 years ago. The result....30% higher consumer energy prices than their neighboring towns. They are trying to get out of the 25 year contract......and ironically they are using nat. Gas anyway as part of their program after lying to the people that it would be 100% wind and solar. Green energy sounds great. But it does not deliver.

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  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020 - 6:08am

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    thc0655

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    Scottish health minister violates own lock down order to visit 2nd home, has to resign

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/04/06/chief-medical-officer-steps-down-after-getting-caught-ignoring-own-lockdown-advice-to-visit-second-home/

    The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland has been obliged to resign after flouting the lockdown rules she promulgated for a break at her second home.

    Dr Catherine Calderwood had been photographed at her countryside retreat in Earlsferry, Fife, more than an hour’s drive from her main home and place of work in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh — completely at odds with her own advice, backed by the force of law, that the well-off avoid non-essential travel to second home, particularly to more rural and remote areas which could struggle to cope with coronavirus outbreaks...

    On the bright side, she’s now free to fly around the hemisphere in a private jet to fight climate change.

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  • Mon, Apr 06, 2020 - 9:42am

    MQ

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    Nate--no lines equals proactive moves in early community spread plus lockdown?

    As one person in the film said, the day before they were slammed with lines of people. The growth of infected numbers is exponential, remember; the hospitals are getting ready for the trickle of patients which will become a flood.

    You don't see lines?--people who would have been there, sharing virus, are now home using their phones to reach medical personnel. That's what lockdown--stay home--survive in place--means.  STFH  Hard to be in a line at the hospital when you are confined to your home.

    I'm reminded of a saying we had back in the day--you don't see a problem? Just hide and watch.

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