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  1. This seems like a good guide for a better understanding of symptoms and such. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOJqHPfG7pA
  2. The person at the gas station may or may not have been exposed to the virus. In my opinion, everyone including the store clerk, must presume that the lady would test positive and had just contaminated every surface that she had touched at the gas station. If she paid cash, the cash would also be suspect. Everyone has to take measures to protect themselves and the clerk should go a step further by attempting to safely disinfect suspect surfaces. IMO, self serve food and drink machinery should be out of service until this passes.
  3. After pondering the above^^^^ part of your post, and then reflecting on the two snips below vvv, I can see how the two scenarios have a slight balancing effect. But in my opinion, the plaintiffs suffered the brunt of public humiliation and loss of status without a due process procedure, in what sounds like something just short of a public flogging. Having said that, I have to bear in mind that my opinion was garnered from a single newspaper article.
  4. Not a lawyer and no dog in the fight! I haven't followed this item at all. Like you I'm not sure why this would need to go to the federal level but I would guess that plaintiffs are acting on the advice of their attorney. I would have guessed that the Kansas AG could have resolved an ordinary case. There may be some circumstances that allow or require it to be elevated to the higher court. Looking at the allegations, I wouldn't be surprised if phone metadata would be subpoenaed from each defendant's carrier for the time surrounding the incident. In looking at potential penalties for KOMA violations, maybe plaintiffs are looking for some other remedy.
  5. I don't know, this crud is such an indiscriminate devastator. Bringing this nation to its knees would be a trophy winning feat for some our international enemies. The reality of heavy collateral damage (in the form of Indiscriminate loss of life and other assets) would need to be a palatable outcome for such a foe. The effects of having having twenty three trillion dollars in un-repayable national debt, to lenders that have questionable international intentions bothers me as much. Adding two and a half trillion dollars to that debt by what seems to be a tricky dickey moves, that could damage the investments of citizens in the form of stock market losses and consequently more 401 k losses adds to the fear. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-stimulus-package-pay-united-states/ And the mere fact that having a 25 trillion debt, has become casual conversation , makes me wonder how that works, when we have for all intents and purposes, reached the ratio of debt to GDP maximum.
  6. I learned a few days ago that KTM Waterjet will be making face shields during the shortage. Although I have almost zero information on the undertaking, I think is good to know that a local business and its employees are doing what they can to help . Plus, I love this high pressure technology. https://www.kmtwaterjet.com/a-kmt-waterjet-cutting-plastic-us.aspx#anchor1
  7. As of 3/30/2020 Crawford County Health Officials have confirmed that a female in her forty's passed away at an area ER. Covid19 testing was performed postmortem and was positive. Read More: https://www.crawfordcountykansas.org/uploads/6/2/7/8/62784259/fifth_crawford_county_march_30_press_release.pdf
  8. No scar here. Dad was against any kind of shot... with the exception of tetanus shots. His fear of "lockjaw" must have outweighed the fear of injecting air into the bloodstream. Mom was pretty creative in getting most of us the vital shots. I don't recall being acquainted anyone with having polio, but was well aware of its ravage. I don't spend much time in cemeteries but out of curiosity, I once visited the small one on 250th street. The only thing that I recall is that according the dates, many of those graves were for children.
  9. We'll have to disagree on this one. In the mindset of it being incumbent upon each of us to carry out efforts of personal responsibility, being informed by those empowered to carryout the task of collecting information, allows each of us to fine tune the best choices for us as individuals or our family unit, at the earliest opportunity. IMO, disseminating factual information doesn't rise to the level of alarmist, unlike the apples to orange comparison that Governor Kelly made. IMO (although she may have had the best of intentions) statements like that, feed things like panic buying and hoarding.
  10. I think there is some value in knowing which town an infected person emanates from. I feel confident that epidemiologists use that information in the quest for pinpointing where an outbreak may have originated and radiates from. Having some idea where the infected may frequent, like a gas station/convenient store, fast food choices, grocery store etc, could prompt the public to avoid those places . I think this could be more important in smaller rural communities where shopping choices are limited. It should all be carried out to HIPPA Standards .
  11. I'm not sure how many people were in attendance but a party described as large was disbanded within the last 10 minutes in Arma.
  12. So our governor is making a comparison of Kansas, Missouri and New York states ? What about the population density difference? I think this could be defined as a scare tactic. Kansas has 5 deaths and 261 positive tests https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Kansas-now-has-261-cases-of-COVID-19-1-new-death-569192301.html Missouri has 10 deaths and 838 positive tests.
  13. Governor Kelly issues temporary, statewide Stay Home order in ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 Mar 28, 2020 As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, today Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-16, making Kansas the 22nd state in the nation to institute a temporary, statewide stay-home order. It will exist in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts and will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The measure will be in place at least until Sunday, April 19. “Our modeling continues to suggest that the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Kansas could reach as high as 900 over the next week,” Kelly said. “While I left these decisions to local health departments as long as possible, the reality is that the patchwork approach that has developed is inconsistent and is a recipe for chaos and, ultimately, for failure in our statewide fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.” Under Executive Order 20-16, Kansans are directed to stay home unless performing one of the following essential activities: Obtaining food, medicine and other household necessities; Going to and from work at a business or organization performing an essential function as identified in the Kansas Essential Function Framework; Seeking medical care; Caring for children, family members or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location; Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size. “I know this is hard, and I can’t tell you how much I wish it weren’t necessary,” Kelly said. “But we have a small window to ensure that Kansas does not suffer the same terrible fate of other hard-hit states like New York and Missouri. We’ve all got to do our part to help stop the spread of the disease. Stay home. Stay Safe.” In a public address to Kansans on Saturday morning, Kelly explained that this action became necessary for three key reasons: To provide statewide uniformity in response efforts; To prevent overwhelming hospitals – especially rural hospitals – who may not have the same capacity to handle an influx of COVID-19 patients; To buy Kansas more time as the state officials work with federal partners to secure badly needed protective personal equipment (PPE), additional ventilators and COVID-19 testing supplies. Kelly also commended federal efforts in recent days to support state and local response efforts in the form of an historic emergency relief package. More details about implications the federal stimulus bill will have for Kansas will be released as they become available. The executive order can be viewed here. Please visit kdheks.gov/coronavirus for additional virus-related information, and visit getkansasbenefits.gov for federal stimulus benefits updates or to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
  14. I got a call from one of my kids, I was deemed essential today, I had a truck and trailer.
  15. Read More: https://www.crawfordcountykansas.org/uploads/6/2/7/8/62784259/order_of_the_crawford_county_board_of_health_3-27-2020.pdf
  16. Union Locates Massive Supply of N95 Masks [March 26, 2020] OAKLAND, Calif. – The Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) has located 39 million critically needed N95 masks and is connecting states, counties, health systems and individual hospitals to the supplier so they can purchase them in quantity. The 3M™ N95 masks (model 1860) are cleared for use as surgical masks and are approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The union launched an exhaustive search for masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) five days ago in response to pleas from frontline healthcare workers that they need more protection and feel unsafe on the job as they treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients. SEIU-UHW has 97,000 members who work in hospitals across California. Within 48 hours of painstakingly calling leads and potential suppliers, the union discovered a distributor who had the 39 million masks, and has since found another supplier who says his company can produce 20 million more masks a week. The union also has found a supplier who can deliver millions of face shields. “SEIU-UHW members and healthcare workers all over California are desperate for more protection, so we are seeking out supplies wherever we can get them,” said Dave Regan, president of SEIU-UHW. “We are continuing to turn over every rock to see if we can find more personal protective equipment to make sure that healthcare workers, who are heroically putting their own health on the line to care for patients, can do their jobs as safely as possible.” SEIU-UHW is working with the states, counties and hospitals to determine realistically the quantities they need, and then connecting their procurement officers directly to the supplier to arrange the purchase. The masks are $5 each, and the union has no financial interest in the transactions. The masks are being distributed to unionized and non-unionized facilities alike. So there were 39 million of these masks siting around for weeks unaccounted for while an nationwide shortage emerged. They have been found and are only $5.00 each. Home depot sold packs of 10 for less than $23.00 at the retail level until the supply ran out. I hope AG Barr looks into this. https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-N95-Woodworking-and-Sanding-Painted-Surfaces-Respirator-Mask-10-Pack-8511PB2-A/202077815
  17. And now we know the defense strategy. I highlighted in bold text
  18. Kathy Griffin says she can't get tested for coronavirus despite 'painful symptoms' Doctors were not able to swab her nose for Covid19. Considering it an attack on the homeland, the demons inside kept pushing the swab back out. The exhausted and partially consumed virus finally managed to escape the rotting vessel and is currently confined to bed rest.
  19. I hope a Judge finds that a lesson in "social distancing" is in order, maybe 15- 30 days for starters, or something with some continuity, like a release date designated by a national milestone in recovering from the pandemic. That might encourage this idiot to cheer for every little gain. It's not that I object to enjoying some levity in times like these but careless stupidity like this is over the top, when there is no pandemic.
  20. So, for 5 years he doesn't act on available information, but when "Covid19 hits the fan" , expects someone else to save the day.
  21. If those kids are as bored as I am... This event may finish me off as far as TV time goes. On the other hand, all of those little projects that needed to be done, keep annoying me to the point that I'm eliminating them one by one so they don't distract me (from my boredom). Which reminds me, I better get on with my re-screening the windows this afternoon.
  22. rcbuff

    Would This Work

    As soon as the graph starts to trend downward, implement specific quarantines of the most venerable (old/retired), those on full disability, those on pensions and those relying on taxpayers for combined housing, food and welfare That mitigates the death issue to a high degree, in the balance, leaving those that have recovered, those that will only have mild to moderate symptoms, those currently hospitalized not on ventilators, resulting in a much smaller pool of people that will have an adverse reaction to the virus, and consequently freeing up perhaps thousands of ventilators.