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Listening to Laurie Garrett on AM Joy this Sunday morning on the ides of November: 11 MILLION cases and a QUARTER MILLION dead of SARS-CoV-2, as we head into the holidays, a time of many social gatherings.

It's tough, but we all need to mask up and social-distance this season, or some of us and our friends and family will get sick and die.

"Totally Under Control" documentary shows COVID is not under control, and filmmaker Alex Gibney found out why: https://www.indiewire.com/2020/10/totally-under-control-covid-alex-gibney-documentary-1234592373/
How coronavirus spreads, methodologies and techniques for stopping and tracking it: This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic. It’s not R. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/09/k-overlooked-variable-driving-pandemic/616548/
Kathryn and Mandy tell us why we need to get out the vote this year:

Gotta love these two kids!

What it's like for about half of the the survivors of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/09/08/bergamo-italy-covid-longterm/
With such serious health conditions, is their well-being forever gone?
CORONAVIRUS IN FECES?https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/can-you-catch-covid-19-your-neighbor-s-toilet?

BREAKING: August 31. Trump's plan: let everyone get it (except Us-- We're in a Bubble)! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-scott-atlas-herd-immunity/2020/08/30/925e68fe-e93b-11ea-970a-64c73a1c2392_story.html. New Trump pandemic adviser pushes controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy, worrying public health officials ... Paul Romer, a professor at New York University who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2018. “Once it’s out in the community, we’ve seen over and over again, it ends up spreading everywhere.” Mayo Clinic weighs in: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/herd-immunity-and-coronavirus/art-20486808
This is local news. This is regional news. This is national news. It's three flavors: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1299415455203983360.html "Senior White House Official Tells CNN That 'Everybody' in America Will Get COVID-19; White House Statement Is Consistent With Trump's Reported Desire to Execute a 'Herd Immunity' Pandemic Response; Experts Say Such a Plan Would Kill Millions"
Dr. Fauci gives coronavirus facts to Matthew McConaughey [40 mins] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYfA3f9aEds QUESTION: If everyone in the world contracts this disease, what happens? Does it go away on its own, or what happens? ANSWER: Dr. Fauci reminds us: “...If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people who are without symptoms, a lot of people are going to die. Because people who are elderly, and people at any age who have an underlying condition-- diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease-- … the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable. And that’s the reason why we’re against saying, ‘let if fly, let everyone get it’. That’s a bad idea.” HIGHLIGHTS: 1. Wear a mask 2. Socially distance - at least 6 feet 3. Stay away from crowds. Skip bars for now: they are central to spread. 4. Try to be outside more than inside, and when inside, open the windows. Sunlight kills the virus and blowing air disperses the virus 5. Wash your hands
Vanity Fair just broke a story in which we learn of several FUBARs, but this rises above the rest:

"... a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy...”

Why we still open?
Covid metrics busted wide...
Math bad, folks will die

[a brief haiku on the COVID crisis]

Sadly, the light at the end of the tunnel is blocked by body bags. NEW CASES, July 3, 2020, CALIFORNIA, more than 2,000 for the fifth day in a row:
California case map:
United States, 52,104 cases:
South Korea, 63 cases:
What is South Korea doing that the USA is not doing?

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