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Wither Lockdown? – The days the Earth stood still

This just got posted up on Slashdot:

https://science.slashdot.org/story/20/03/31/2116255/what-happens-after-the-lockdown

And it references this article on Medium.com: https://medium.com/@wpegden/a-call-to-honesty-in-pandemic-modeling-5c156686a64b

Where the writers attempt to draw a picture of the epidemiology and course of Coronavirus infections with a lockdown and without. The point they are trying to make is a lockdown prevents overload of the healthcare system. But it does NOT prevent infections. Once the lockdown is lifted the same people that “would” have been infected WILL be infected. And the outcomes are the same. Those without immunity will need to be hospitalized. Only now, they are not overloading the healthcare system at this moment. So it sounds a lot like the span that the Influenza epidemic of 1918 took. It came in waves. It left in waves and it wasn’t until 1920 that it stopped being so infectious and deadly and just became “seasonal” flu again. Not a very rosy picture, not at all.

So that leads me now to the “next” shoe that’s dropped today via Bloomberg News. China’s self-reporting of Covid-19 cases (positive tests + deaths) are all FAKE NEWS. No virologist, epidemiologist, or biostatician should use China’s numbers for anything, whatsoever. That data is garbage. And I dare say some other state actors are also further adding to the dearth of real data by engaging in misleading under-reporting of data. How do we know? The same way we know most things, that’s due to our military surveillance channels. Those state actors in China/Russia cannot hide. The truth will out, and now the truth is China is jeopardizing the health of the whole planet. Xi Jiping is responsible, ultimately, for the world right now, all for the sake of his vanity and saving face.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says

I will say Andrew Cuomo’s press conference is at the very minimum is giving me some hope, a solitary bright light that other Governor’s should borrow/steal to help provide a model of leadership. Federally we have no leadership, we have a daily political rally disguised as a “Press Conference” with “ratings” as said by the man himself, POTUS.

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Windows 10 KB4554364 update released to fix internet issues — Windows Latest

Last week, Microsoft warned that a Windows 10 bug could prevent users from reaching the internet as the system displays ‘limited’ internet connection error. The bug also prevents Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Office 365, Internet Explorer, and even Microsoft Edge from reaching the internet in some configurations. Windows 10 connectivity bug has been reported at a…

Windows 10 KB4554364 update released to fix internet issues — Windows Latest

Keep your Windows UPdates flowing folks. Just cuz’ we’re suffering under COVID-19 is no excuse to suffer in silence waiting/hoping things will work eventually. This Knowledge Base fix may be just the ticket for you on Windows10 if you’re getting disconnected occasionally from the Interent.

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Booting Linux Over HTTP — The Life of Kenneth

A couple years ago, one of my friends gave me a big pile of little Dell FX160 thin clients, which are cute little computers which have low power Atom 230 processors in them with the ability to support 3GB of RAM. Being thin clients means they were originally meant to be diskless nodes that could…

Booting Linux Over HTTP — The Life of Kenneth

I listened with rapt attention when Kenneth was interviewed by, On The Metal and the folks at Oxide Computer. So I will be diving into this in my spare time and catch up with what Kenneth is doing these days, there in Fremont CA. Always interesting to see what one can do as an Internet Peer these days.

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Still 3 weeks to “apex”

I hope FEMAs national stockpile of pandemic medical supplies can hold out
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Sat. Mar. 27th – Sheltering in place, in Western NY

3 more weeks until peak, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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ARDS – Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_respiratory_distress_syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of respiratory failure characterized by rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs.[1] Symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and bluish skin coloration.[1] For those who survive, a decreased quality of life is common.[2]

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We’re number 1,… with a bullet

Can’t touch this
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We only have 268 ICU beds in Monroe Co. NY

I don’t know about you, but I’m really, REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y getting scared here.
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Wednesday Mar. 25 – Western NY

One hundred and 18. Lordy, lordy.
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Monday Mar. 23 – Covid-19 Heatmap on ARCGIS

We now have localities being totaled again. We had this the first week, then it disappeared.