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May 28 2020
08:42 am

In the United States in the past four months 100,000 of our neighbors, family, friends, co-workers, providers, food manufacturers, retail workers, truck drivers, distribution workers, etc. have died from the coronavirus. That's 0.3% of the population of the U.S. If the same percentage of China's population died, they would have 4.2 million deaths from the coronavirus.

From the Washington Post,

It’s as if every person in Edison, N.J., or Kenosha, Wis., died. It’s half the population of Salt Lake City or Grand Rapids, Mich. It’s about 20 times the number of people killed in homicides in that length of time, about twice the number who die of strokes.
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But there have been few expressions of public grief — no gold stars in the windows of homes where people died, no outcry for national unity or memorials, as happened after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In this trauma, the enemy is unseen; there is no one against whom to mobilize the nation’s energy, anger and frustration.

There are a couple of things people can do to respect those that have fallen to the coronavirus. They can wear masks, keep 6 ft apart, respect the process. If you don't care about yourself, then you can start caring about others. They are dying.

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Community Spread (repost)

One of the last two big days was entirely community spread. I think I do recall Bucahannon saying there was a small cluster on the other one.

If the numbers hold, this is getting ready to explode.

Glenn Jacobs and Martin Daniels have repeatedly endorsed the Swedish Protocol. Jacobs , like Trump, refuses to lead by wearing a mask. Based on what I've seen (I drive around town after work, both to report on what's going on, and because I'm bored like everyone else), this deviates from Swedish Protocol in that it appears to be a manufactured outbreak. Jacobs plan appears to be trying infect as many people as quickly as possible and let it play out. This technique virtually guarantees Knoxville the highest death rate attainable. I know this was what Daniels endorsed because that was what we were disagreeing about on his Representative page before he cut me off and censored me. (That's illegal by the way, and a rabbit-hole that would have shut me up)

The protocols instituted by Kincannon and Buchannon were working. It remains to be seen how Jacobs plan will work out, but the models we have to compare it to don't look good for Knoxville over the next few months. Among other things, Jacobs is gambling with football season, which ironically what will ultimately set the community off in my opinion.

I see a lot of death in our community's future much, if not most due to Jacobs and Daniels master plan for the master class. I hope I'm wrong, but once we turn the metric and begin to outrun our health department's ability to contract trace, mitigate, and manage the outbreak, we have a community of 480,000 with, at best 10,000 people exposed with antibodies. The first wave of this outbreak could easily take over 1000 people, (setting up compatibles with Sweden our first wave numbers will be closer to 1500) and quickly over-run our hospitals capacity to deal with them. Jacobs has been modeling after New York when he should have been watching Albany Ga, , Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

Make sure you have access to masks, cloth works. Follow Kincannon's advice. It's basic, doable, and it works. Above all, if something looks like a manufactured hotspot, avoid it. That's probably what it is.

P.S. I wrote this for an earlier thread and reposted here. I was pushed for time this morning. I hope it's okay.

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