Grind for March 9th
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California Governor Says 25 Million May Test Positive for COVID-19
Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all 40 million Californians to stay at home except for certain “necessary activities.” It’s the most far-reaching action against the coronavirus of any state and Newsom gave no indication when the restrictions would end.
More than 1,000 citizens have tested positive for the virus with 19 dead. Newsome said that in the next 8 weeks, 25 million Californians were at risk of becoming infected.
Los Angeles Times:
The extraordinary action comes as Newsom offered a grim projection about the toll the novel coronavirus might take on California. He asked Congress on Thursday for $1 billion in federal funds to support the state’s medical response to COVID-19, which he said he expects will infect more than half of all Californians.
The state projects that 25.5 million people in California will be infected over an eight-week period, Newsom said in a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday requesting the deployment of the U.S. Navy’s Mercy hospital ship to the Port of Los Angeles through Sept. 1.
At a modest mortality rate of 1 percent, that’s 25,000 deaths.
But it’s still not clear if everyone who tests positive actually shows symptoms, nor does anyone know yet how long someone who tests positive is contagious. That’s why they call it a “novel” coronavirus. It’s a brand new virus and researchers are still trying to unlock its secrets.
That’s not going to help California. Read more…
Tom Cotton: ‘I Have Never Trusted a Communist and I Never Will Trust a Communist’
On Thursday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on Fox News’ “The Story” with Martha MacCallum, who asked him if the United States could ever trust China again after their machinations regarding the coronavirus, prompting Cotton to snap, “I have never trusted a Communist and I never will trust a Communist. That’s who runs China – the Chinese Communist Party.”
MacCallum asked,”Does this fundamentally change our relationship with China and can we trust the government of China anymore?”
I have never trusted a Communist and I never will trust a Communist. And that’s who runs China, is the Chinese Communist Party. China doesn’t deserve to be trusted, as the president said; they unleashed this pandemic on the world. In early December, they knew that there was some kind of outbreak happening with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan.
If they had acted quickly, rather than lying to their own people, suppressing the whistleblowers, and lying to the world, then not only China but U.S. and other scientists and researchers and epidemiologists and other experts from around the world could have helped them contain this in Wuhan or in Hubei Province. Read more…
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Did you know… A home run in baseball is also called a “tater.”