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Taco John 11:04 PM 07-08-2020


https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm
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Merde Furieux 06:58 AM Yesterday
Originally Posted by Taco John:
The Election Infection seems to be eradicated in almist every country but one. Hmmmm...
Cheat by mail.

It's obvious.
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Bob Dole 07:01 AM Yesterday
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/amid-a...ers-are-scared


Morgues Are Overflowing in Mississippi and Coroners Are Terrified

the months before his county’s morgue neared capacity, before he started wearing his face shield and “moon suit” to answer calls in neighbors’ homes, and before his own coronavirus diagnosis got him admitted to the hospital, Coahoma County, Mississippi, coroner Scotty Meredith knew this summer was going to be the worst in his three decades on the job.

On April 3, as COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi hovered in the low double-digits, the state’s chief medical examiner, Mark LeVaughn, fired off a letter to Meredith and the state’s 80 other coroners. State law outlines a simple procedure for investigating deaths outside a hospital: the coroner collects evidence at the scene, then sends the body to a medical examiner in Jackson for autopsy. But the gist of the ME's letter, obtained by The Daily Beast, was that when it came to deaths from COVID-19, coroners were on their own.

For years now, the severely understaffed state medical examiner’s office has struggled to handle all of the deaths in Mississippi. Doing so has often meant shifting more of the burden for handling deaths onto county coroners, who, unlike medical examiners, usually don’t have a medical degree and cannot perform autopsies.

The problem with being shut out from the medical examiner’s office, as Meredith explained, “is not just that they’re not taking the cases, but there’s not any guidance” for what to do with a suspected coronavirus case. Several coroners said they’ve begun rationing supplies, like test kits, echoing supply-chain woes in other hard-hit states since the early days of the pandemic that experts generally believe have deflated the COVID-19 death count.

But in Mississippi, the bodies are piling up fast.

“My morgue was completely full all last week,” Panola County Coroner Gracie Gulledge told The Daily Beast. “It’s bad. We’ve only had our cooler full once or twice in the whole time I’ve been in operation, and it’s been 14 years.”

Over the last few weeks, Mississippi has emerged as something of a worst-case scenario in the country’s coronavirus landscape: an already poor, sick, medically under-resourced state where both infections and deaths are rising faster than almost anywhere.

Last week, 200 Mississippians died from coronavirus, the second highest rate per capita in the country behind Arizona, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. But infectious disease experts say that the lack of standardization and resources among coroners, combined with Mississippi’s longstanding health disparities, means the death rate there is likely even higher. Although undercounting is a problem nationally, in a state like Mississippi, where resources are scarce and state leaders have been hesitant to impose mask regulations or scale back reopening, it could be a full-blown crisis.

“If the coroners don’t have the resources to pursue the diagnosis or the potential diagnosis of COVID-19 in many of these unattended deaths, then that will undoubtedly lead to an undercount of the actual fatal impact of this pandemic virus,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

And an accurate picture, he said, is essential for an accurate response.

“From a public health perspective, you would like to define the extent of the outbreak as carefully as possible,” Schaffner said. “You make all these policy decisions and we hope they are informed with the best possible data.”

Sean Tindell, the commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, which oversees the medical examiner’s office, said the policy of not assisting with coronavirus investigations may need to be reexamined.

“I know that some stuff was sent out to the coroners before I got there as it pertained to how to handle situations of the coronavirus,” said Tindell, who was appointed to head the agency in May, a month after the first letter was sent. “And it might be important for us to reevaluate some of the information previously provided.”

The Mississippi Department of Health said in a statement that coroners can request test kits through their county Emergency Management Association, though multiple coroners canvassed by The Daily Beast said the supplies did not always arrive. Department of Health spokesperson Liz Sharlot also said that the CDC website has guidance on conducting nasal swabs and that while the department could hold training sessions, counties have not requested it.

“We are always worried about details and count numbers,” Sharlot told The Daily Beast.

The office of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Mississippi coroners got a second letter from the medical examiner in June. Several autopsy techs had resigned and the already barebones staff was now down to just two medical examiners and a single tech statewide. When it came to the 1,500 autopsies that the state was still performing each year—mostly accidents and homicides—coroners should expect delays, often three weeks or more before the body could be sent to Jackson. In the meantime, the counties would need to find a place to hold the bodies.

Under normal circumstances, a delay this severe would cause, in the words of Gulledge, “a bottleneck of bodies.” But with coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all surging in the state, it’s nothing short of a disaster. Bolivar County, where Rudy Seals is the coroner, has begun storing bodies in Panola County’s refrigeration unit. Gulledge said she’s hoping Panola County’s board of supervisors will approve another unit like that one; she said that Hinds County, home to Jackson, the state capital and biggest city, has ordered a unit, and Vicksburg has one on order, too.

“You do have an increase in the elderly who are passing away, say, faster than they should,” said Seals, the coroner in Bolivar County. Seals said that if someone had received a positive test for COVID prior to death, that would be enough of a reason to mark it on a death certificate. A recent high fever might be a reason to give a test, as would recent contact with someone who had tested positive themselves. But other symptoms, especially in someone elderly or otherwise unhealthy, aren’t enough of a reason. Tests in Bolivar County, he said, have been very hard to come by.

“If you don’t have any red flags, you don’t swab,” he told The Daily Beast.

“I’m not a doctor, man. I’m a coroner,” he added. “It’s not up to me to say ‘this pneumonia was caused by COVID’ if it wasn’t. So writing COVID when I don’t know for sure, that could be false information and drive the numbers up higher than we already know they are. I would love to talk to someone at CDC or elsewhere who could give me guidance on that. But that’s not a choice I would make until I’m instructed to do otherwise.”
Has nothing to do with not allowing funerals unless you’re George Floyd or a Congress Critter.
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GloryDayz 10:46 AM Yesterday
Originally Posted by Merde Furieux:
Cheat by mail.

It's obvious.
Welp, if only one side does it, then it's a great plan (for the side that cheats), but if both sides do it, well that eliminates that threat.

So I'd suggest both sides get together and go all "Geneva Convention" on the "OK ways to cheat" in the election battle, then monitor the shit out of the other side's compliance of what was discussed.

I doubt the GOP will agree to doing that, but it's one of the reasons they'll be acting shocked next time a city of 500 people in KKKalifornia casts more than 500 votes, dead people vote, illegals vote, and family pets vote too. You know, the whole rubber knife in a gun fight that RINOs are so proud of being.
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Merde Furieux 11:09 AM Yesterday
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Welp, if only one side does it, then it's a great plan (for the side that cheats), but if both sides do it, well that eliminates that threat.

So I'd suggest both sides get together and go all "Geneva Convention" on the "OK ways to cheat" in the election battle, then monitor the shit out of the other side's compliance of what was discussed.

I doubt the GOP will agree to doing that, but it's one of the reasons they'll be acting shocked next time a city of 500 people in KKKalifornia casts more than 500 votes, dead people vote, illegals vote, and family pets vote too. You know, the whole rubber knife in a gun fight that RINOs are so proud of being.
The GOP doesn't care. I think they actually like it better when there is a Dhimmi president.
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SuperBowl4 03:24 PM Yesterday
COVID DEATHS DECLINE? :-) It's called SUMMER! :-)
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NinerDoug 03:32 PM Yesterday
Originally Posted by SuperBowl4:
COVID DEATHS DECLINE? :-) It's called SUMMER! :-)
They're going back up.
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Just Passin' By 03:37 PM Yesterday
Originally Posted by :
Autopsy shows Wellington nurse died of kidney infection, not COVID-19

A report from the Palm Beach County Medical examiner obtained by CBS12 News shows that a young Wellington nurse believed to have passed from COVID-19, was never infected with the virus at all.

The report shows that 33-year-old Danielle DiCenso died from "complications of acute pyelonephritis," otherwise known as a kidney infection...
https://cbs12.com/news/local/autopsy...n-not-covid-19


So, likely to the surprise of only a very few, even all those months ago, we were getting shady data.
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