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5 March 2020 - Lunch News

Justice Scalia is the dead elephant in the room.

Here is the brief video of Shumer threatening conservative justices: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) threatened two conservative Supreme Court justices as he spoke at a pro-choice rally in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday as the Court heard a Louisiana case on restricting abortion.Schumer’s threat was a “warning” on how the justices decide on the case.

I want to tell you Gorsuch! And I want to tell you Kavanaugh! You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you! If you go forward with these awful decisions…”

Chief Justice Roberts released a statement calling Schumer’s threats “dangerous” and “inappropriate.” Chief Justice Roberts: “This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wanted to tell that that “You have released a whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.” NEW: Chief Justice Roberts chastises Schumer for "threatening" statements about Kavanaugh, Gorsuch.

Trump Tweets on Shumer: This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW!Schumer has brought great danger to the steps of the United States Supreme Court! There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this! Retweet: Today's Left:

First Schumer tells President-elect Trump:

"You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."

Today he threatens 2 Supreme Court justices:

"You will pay the price. You won't know what hit you." (Like Scalia never knew what hit him? Remember the egregiously suspicious circumstances of Justice Scalia's death?)

Italy will ban public events, and close cinemas and theaters even though the government denied an earlier ANSA report that the country would also close schools & universities momentarily

Once isn't enough:

Pence confirms after meeting airline execs that travelers from Italy & SK would be tested multiple times.

Dr. Fauci said 15-20% of people who get #coronavirus will need hospitalization. Think about the scale of that if virus spreads. This is why testing is so important to help contain the virus. And why the House will pass a supplemental funding package to combat coronavirus.

Breaking quarantine:

A hospital employee who was confirmed as New Hampshire’s first COVID-19 coronavirus patient ignored a self-isolation order from the federal government—going to a college business event instead, according to health officials.

The worker was told to isolate themselves at home after they showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus after returning home from Italy, where an outbreak has led to thousands of infections and deaths.But the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said the first patient “attended an invitation-only private event” on Friday, Feb. 28. State officials are attempting to notify people who may have had close contact with the patient and have told them to undergo the recommended 14-day isolation.

The agency made the announcement after a second person tested positive for the virus in New Hampshire. Both patients are considered presumptively positive while the health department awaits test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The second person was identified as a close colleague of the first patient at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he worked, according to state officials. “We expect additional cases may be identified that are related to this investigation,” the agency said, adding that an investigation was also initiated. Washington State Outbreak: Washington state’s King County, where 31 COVID-19 coronaviruscases and 10 deaths have been reported, urged its more than 2 million residents to work from home to try and reduce the number of infections.

“Workplaces should enact measures that allow people who can work from home to do so. Taking these measures can help reduce the number of workers who come into contact with COVID-19 and help minimize absenteeism due to illness,” said King County officials in a statement on Wednesday night.

What’s more, people over 60, pregnant women, or individuals with underlying health problems should stay at home as much as possible as they are people who are most at risk of succumbing to the virus, according to the county.

County officials also said that it discourages large gatherings or groups of people.

People who are sick also shouldn’t leave their homes often, officials said, adding that locals should avoid visiting hospitals, long-term care facilities, or nursing homes, as much as possible.

“If you need to go,” the statement read, “limit your time there and keep six feet away from patients.” New Information : “Over the last 12 hours, we’ve been able to receive information, both from South Korea and Italy, adding to our China information. And it’s as we thought: The elderly and preexisting conditions have a more serious illness when confronted with the coronavirus,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator in the White House.

“Reassuringly, in South Korea, no one has died under 30. This is reassuring to us. And the median age in Italy was 81, of those who succumbed. Those who became ill, the median age was 60. So we find this data reassuring but it also has really caused us to focus on the Americans who might be most vulnerable.” Shutting down public events: The coronavirus epidemic is wreaking havoc on the global expo and conference circuit as it prompts shutdowns of all manner of mass events across the world.

Sports events, conferences, and trade shows are being called off with increasing frequency on virus fears as companies limit travel to essential trips only and some countries impose outright travel bans.So far this year, organizers in Asia, Europe, and North America have canceled or postponed at least 440 trade shows and exhibitions in response to the virus, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing German expo trade magazine m+a.Officials in Japan, where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has topped 1,000, have asked schools to close this month. Companies are encouraging employees to work from home and sporting events are being canceled or played in empty arenas, sparking concerns that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics might be canceled or postponed. More on contamination details: New research from Singapore published Wednesday showed that patients with the novel coronavirus extensively contaminate their bedrooms and bathrooms, underscoring the need to routinely clean high-touch surfaces, basins and toilet bowls.

On the other hand, the virus was killed by twice-a-day cleaning of surfaces and daily cleaning of floors with a commonly used disinfectant, which suggests that current decontamination measures are sufficient as long as people adhere to them. Three of the five toilet sites were also contaminated, including the sink, door handle and toilet bowl—more evidence that stool can be a route of transmission.

Air samples tested negative, but swabs taken from air exhaust outlets were positive—which suggests that virus-laden droplets may be carried by air flows and deposited on vents. Hot Spot Dynamics in Italy. One person can make a difference:

One of the hot spots involved a single man—a 38-year-old codenamed "patient number one"—who developed pneumonia but was never isolated while he was treated in hospital, resulting in him unwittingly infecting other patients.Italy's 3,000 cases and 107 deaths from COVID-19 are now overwhelmingly linked to that one case from February. Trump Logic on Death Rates:

President Trump on Wednesday disputed the death rate of the coronavirus as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), calling the 3.4 percent figure “really a false number.”"I think the 3.4 percent is really a false number,” Trump told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in a phone interview Wednesday evening when asked for his reaction to the death rate reported earlier this week. “Now, this is just a hunch, but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this."“A lot of people will have this and it's very mild. They'll get better very rapidly. They don't even see a doctor. They don't even call a doctor. You never hear about those people,”

“If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by sitting around and even going to work – some of them go to work – but they get better, and then when you do have a death like you had in the state of Washington like you had one in California, I believe you had one in New York, now all of a sudden it seems like 3 or 4 percent which is a very high number, as opposed to … a fraction of 1 percent,” Trump told Hannity.“They don’t know about the easy cases because the easy cases don’t go to the hospital, they don’t report to doctors or the hospital in many cases,” the president continued. Covid-19 Symptoms

"The main symptoms that have been described with COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath," says Dr. Rajapakse. "Interestingly, unlike many other respiratory viruses, only a minority of patients have been reporting upper respiratory symptoms like runny nose or sore throat, although some people have reported those."

"Coronaviruses, including COVID-19, can create a spectrum of illness, and, so, some people will be very mildly affected and some people can have more severe disease," says Dr. Rajapakse. "So the severity of illness can range from having a cold or a flu-type illness all the way to needing to be hospitalized or be in an intensive care unit."

"The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from getting infected. No. 1 is to wash your hands," says Dr. Rajapakse.

"The second thing is to practice what we call respiratory etiquette. That means coughing or sneezing into your elbow or into a tissue, and then washing your hands well afterward. We know viral particles that end up on your fingers and hands can be transmitted to other people, and, so, that's one way to protect yourself and your family."

"The other main thing that we would encourage people is to stay home if they're feeling ill with cough and fever especially. This avoids exposing people at school or at work to infection and illness," says Dr. Rajapakse. How to handle it right as demonstrated in Hong Kong: Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong reported that zero healthcare workers contracted COVID-19 and no hospital-acquired infections were identified after the first six weeks of the outbreak, even as the health system tested 1,275 suspected cases and treated 42 active confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eleven healthcare workers, out of 413 involved in treating confirmed cases, had unprotected exposure and were quarantined for 14 days. None became ill."Appropriate hospital infection control measures can prevent healthcare-associated transmission of the coronavirus," study authors said. "Vigilance in hand-hygiene practice, wearing of surgical masks in the hospital, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment in patient care, especially when performing aerosol-generating procedures, are the key infection control measures to prevent hospital transmission of the virus."

The researchers also conducted an experiment taking air samples from close to the mouth of a patient with a moderate level of viral load of coronavirus. The virus was not detected in any of the tests, whether the patient was breathing normally, breathing heavily, speaking or coughing, and tests of the objects around the room detected the virus in just one location, on a window bench."The descriptive study employed unique environmental and air samples with the results suggesting that environmental transmission may play less of a role than person to person transmission in disease propagation," said Gonzalo Bearman, MD, professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Infectious Disease at Virginia Commonwealth University, who reviewed but was not involved in the study. (Note:  Therefore it suggests things like social dancing and similar physical contact is the main mode of transmission according to this study.) Trump Tweets:

With approximately 100,000 CoronaVirus cases worldwide, and 3,280 deaths, the United States, because of quick action on closing our borders, has, as of now, only 129 cases (40 Americans brought in) and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!

“I want to commend the President for how he has handled the CoronaVirus situation, especially his early decision to shut down access into our Country from China, despite strong opposition to that decision.”@SenTomCotton

Thank you Tom!I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work. This is just more Fake News and disinformation put out by the Democrats, in particular MSDNC. Comcast covers the CoronaVirus situation horribly, only looking to do harm to the incredible & successful effort being made! New Illegal Shenanigans by Biden?

Buttigieg dropped out on Sunday. If Biden's timeline is accurate, that he offered Buttigieg a position in his administration a couple of days before his Monday interview, which would be Saturday, then Biden may have convinced Buttigieg to drop out in exchange for that position. Even if Biden offered him that position on Sunday, after Buttigieg dropped out, the offer came before Buttigieg officially endorsed Biden on Monday.

That would make the offer of a job in his administration illegal.18 U.S. Code § 599 is pretty clear on this. "Whoever, being a candidate, directly or indirectly promises or pledges the appointment, or the use of his influence or support for the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both." This tells you a lot about the kind of people who are sick and have a lot of money:

Where do you find art based on drugs and lots of dead animals, including skeletons of large fish?  The most expensive hotel suite in the world?  Yup.  Extremely wealthy psychopaths might like it.  Anyone with a healthy life would not.  It’s sick.

BTW:  Butterflies are a symbol of pedophilia.

Even the rugs have pills.

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