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Wuhan Virus Watch: Ted Cruz Self-Quarantines After Exposure to COVID-19 at CPAC.

Wuhan Virus Watch: Ted Cruz Self-Quarantines After Exposure to COVID-19 at CPAC.

US Response goes from containment to mitigation as coronavirus cases hit 31 states.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced that he plans to self-quarantine after discovering he interacted with an attendee at last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Officials with the American Conservative Union (ACU), which hosted CPAC, said Saturday the attendee had been exposed before the conference, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed his case.

Cruz said his interaction with that individual “consisted of a brief conversation and a handshake.”

“I’m not experiencing any symptoms, and I feel fine and healthy. Given that the interaction was 10 days ago, that the average incubation period is 5-6 days, that the interaction was for less than a minute, and that I have no current symptoms, the medical authorities have advised me that the odds of transmission from the other individual to me were extremely low,” Cruz said.

Cue the leftists on social media tweeting out comments they think are clever:

US Response goes from containment to mitigation as coronavirus cases hit 31 states

Despite efforts to contain the virus, testing indicates that there are now at least 474 people infected with COVID-19 across at least 31 states. Therefore, the new approach will be to mitigate the impact of the virus across the country.

In interviews across major television networks on Sunday, U.S. officials all-but-admitted that efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, have failed and that the country now needs to move to mitigate the effects of the continuing spread of the disease on the nation’s health and economy.

“We now are seeing community spread and we’re trying to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday.

Dr. Adams’ concerns were echoed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

“There comes a time,” Fauci said in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, “when you have containment which [sic] you’re trying to find out who’s infected and put them in isolation. And if and when that happens — and I hope it’s if and not when — that you get so many people who are infected that the best thing you need to do is what we call mitigation in addition to containment.”

Dr. Fauci reports that 80 Percent of Coronavirus Patients ‘Spontaneously Recover’

NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci told the Senate Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions that 80 percent of the 90,000 people who have been infected by COVID-19 get better without any specific intervention. He also stressed the use of a public-private effort to speed the development of treatment options for those who need medical intervention.

“If you look at the now 90,000 people who’ve been infected and the number of deaths that have occurred, about 80 percent of individuals who get infected do really quite well without any specific intervention. Namely, they spontaneously recover,” Fauci said in his opening statement.

“However, about 15 to up to 20 percent of individuals – usually those who are elderly and in risk groups wind up getting serious disease requiring supportive care. That could be oxygen. That could be intensive care. That could be intubation or even more dramatic interventions,” he said.

“So we want desperately to have a therapy for these individuals. There are a number of candidate therapies that literally as I speak to you today are being tested in randomized control trials. One of these is called Remdesivir, which was developed by the Gilead company. It is being tested in a large trial in China, and it is also being tested here in the United States in an NIH-sponsored trial in collaboration with Gilead,” he said.

The number of coronavirus recoveries is steadily increasing

With the media’s emphasis on the deaths, it is essential to note that the number of improvements from COVID-19 infections is rising.

So far, at least 15 people with confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States are said to have made full recoveries. In addition to the Wisconsin patient, six people in California, four people in Nebraska, two people in Illinois, one in Arizona and one in Washington are better.

In South Korea, 47 people were declared-virus free Tuesday, the largest discharge of patients that country has seen in a single day. A total of 88 people in South Korea have recovered so far.

…People with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness that results from the new coronavirus infection, are either isolated in the hospital or at home — depending on the severity of their illness — until they no longer test positive for the virus. How long that takes can vary; one individual in Humboldt County, California, was released from isolation nine days after the case was announced; another, in Chicago, was in isolation in the hospital, and then at home, for about a month.


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We need to seriously rethink our relationship with CHINA …. originator of SARS and now COVID-19. What’s coming next down the pike? They make 80% of our pharmaceuticals, even critical military chipsets. Why? As a country, we are shortsighted and just plain dumb.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to walls. | March 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

    “It’s all about the Benjamin’s!”

    TrickyRicky in reply to walls. | March 9, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Remember that our president DJT has been remarkably consistent in questioning this insane voluntary subjugation to the Chinese. He has made this his overarching policy platform for decades, and stated at some point that it is why he finally decided to give up the best life imaginable for the worst job in the world.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TrickyRicky. | March 9, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      So right.

      Our “elitest/globalist” mastas’ have been selling U.S. interests out for Billion$ (Hunter Biden) for decades now. They just can’t run fast enough to kiss the Communist Chinese Governments……you know what!

      This issue of Town and Country (June/July 2017) has tons of Communist Chinese Government propaganda mouthed by sell out traitors overflowing it. Also remember all of the same praising their Dictatorship!

      Town and Country magazine June/July 2017:
      China’s Billion Dollar Green Endeavors to Save Earth, Lin Manuel Miranda, Philanthropy – Are Women Better at it,
      future Karlie Kloss, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel, etc.

Stephanopoulos challenges Dr. Ben Carson for saying citizens should take responsibility and think for themselves..

    NGAREADER in reply to Taxpayer. | March 9, 2020 at 10:12 am

    A foreign concept to a Democrat, and if people did, a threat to their party’s existence.
    Can’t have them thinking that way.

JusticeDelivered | March 9, 2020 at 10:02 am

Italy is getting clobbered.

“Italy’s Coronavirus Response Is a Warning From the Future”

“The country placed severe travel restrictions on a swath of its north. Other democracies are watching closely.”

Ya all are buying into the crazy left.. have. A bit of perspective will you!

14,000 people have died and 250,000 have already been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 26 million Americans have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms.

19 dead of coronavirus in the US…

Betting Italy’s number are reasonably equal in comparison of the two

    NGAREADER in reply to gonzotx. | March 9, 2020 at 10:18 am

    In my over six decades, I’ve never gone to the doctor, much less a hospital, to be treated or even tested for the flu. Likely the same for this one.
    If this spreads more successfully than other flu or even as well, everyone will eventually be exposed. All they are doing is trying to slow the rate to better evaluate treatment options.
    If there is no other benefit, next year maybe people will be more careful during flu season and we’ll all be better off for that.

      gonzotx in reply to NGAREADER. | March 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

      No, they are panicking, right on cue…

      Look at the freaking numbers of regular flu vs the coronavirus

      It’s all planned to behave this way and I am sick of the globalists stranglehold on the media that perpetuates this ridiculous

      People are so easily manipulated . When I was a kid everyone got the mumps, chickenpox, etc and had to be quarantined, nobody went nuts. We even had to deal with polio of which myself and siblings all had a mild form of it thankfully but my uncle dies of it as many Americans and others around the world did or were crippled.

      We didn’t stop living and we didn’t panic…

        Valerie in reply to gonzotx. | March 9, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        The whole world is having a problem because the Chinese government was too secretive and short-sighted to contain a novel virus that jumped the species barrier. Meanwhile, the Chinese government did manage to contain outbreaks of bird and pig flu.

        So, China failed with a situation they did not recognize immediately, and responded well where they knew the dangers.

        Meanwhile, if people follow Ted Cruz’s example and voluntarily isolate themselves as a precaution, we can mitigate the spread of this novel virus. If we buy a little over a year’s time, we will have good treatments and vaccines for the next season.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Valerie. | March 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm

          Most certainly there will be treatments based on existing drugs, but a vaccine may well not be available in time for the next flu season. It is quite possible that this virus will continue to spread past the end of this season.

          gonzotx in reply to Valerie. | March 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm

          Again, this panic is being used and orchestrated by the insane left globalists, it simply fits its agenda
          Get Trump no matter the carnage

          Please just look at the amount of deaths America has had with just the flu for Gods sake

          Get a grips

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Valerie. | March 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

          You’re right Gonzo!

          It’s high time we broke up all the media giants and that includes Big Tech!

          Mac45 in reply to Valerie. | March 10, 2020 at 11:29 am

          So, you work in a grocery store or other public service job and you and your coworkers are exposed to s person who tests positive for COVID. Do you expect all of the employees of that business to stay home for 2-3 weeks? How will the business survive? Will you have a job when you return or will you have been replaced? Will your replacement be canned to make room for you? Where will the customers of that business go to obtain the goods and services provided by that business? And, if you have a family, are they also going to self quarantine? Who is going to pay the bills while you and your spouse are sitting around the house, not working? Do you expect every person and business in the country to place all debt on hold for the next few months?

          What is the plan, Stan? Shut down society?

      Valerie in reply to Wisewerds. | March 9, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      From the article:

      ” More good news. This month, the Northern Hemisphere, which includes the countries with the most cases, starts heating up. Almost all respiratory viruses hate warm and moist weather. That’s why flu dies out in America every year by May at the latest and probably why Latin America has reported only 25 coronavirus cases. The Philippines, where I live, has about a third of the US population, but it’s so damned hot and humid here, so far we have had no confirmed cases of internal transmission. ”

      This is the first bit of evidence I’ve noticed that suggests this virus might also be vulnerable to steam treatment.

      I have learned to either visit the local gym with a steam room, or use a facial sauna, during flu season, and particularly when I feel like I’m coming down with something.

      It only takes two minutes to get 10 good, clear breaths into each side of the sinuses, and 25 straight to the lungs. If I am early enough, at the ear-popping stage, that and a good night’s sleep seems to take care of it. If I already have symptoms, it will tamp down congestion and coughing for about a day. Also for me, the least bit of alcohol, one drink, will lock in an oncoming cold.

      Hospitals are cold and dry. Oxygen lines are dry. They might try short steam treatments as a support measure.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gonzotx. | March 9, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    China’s coronavirus 2019 high rate of spread and seriousness of a fairly high percentage of those infected, swamps medical systems.

    “Showing results for “quality of medical care Italy”

    “Italy’s healthcare system is routinely ranked among the best in the world, based on its overall quality, equity of access, and the general health and life expectancy of the Italian population.Dec 4, 2018”

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gonzotx. | March 9, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    This is not a flu, it is more like a cold virus.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gonzotx. | March 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Hear Hear!

    Spot On!

    Go Gonzo Go!

    You tell them!


Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons)

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In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%.

More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period.

Italy showed a higher influenza attributable excess mortality compared to other European countries. especially in the elderly.

Family of Missouri’s First Coronavirus Patient Breaks Curfew to Attend Father-Daughter Dance

How many must die before we end daddy-daughter dances ?

Media Continues To Write Idiotic Memes While Coronavirus Cases Surge

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Neo. | March 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    We’ve got to turn the evil memes of the Media back onto them.

    “How many in Media must die before we end Media Reporting?”

    “Media Spreads Virus by Interviewing!”

Sorry for spelling errors
I get crazy with this BS

OleDirtyBarrister | March 9, 2020 at 5:51 pm

The first thing he should do is shave that bad Wolverine or Wolfman beard.

It is only serious for senior citizens. Oh, Senate=Senior.

It would allow Trump a few more SCOTUS picks when it gets there, and there would be no little irony in having to replace pro-death justices.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tz. | March 9, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Dr. Jerome Adams in the press conference this afternoon stated that the world wide average age at death from the virus is

    Get that? Eighty! 80!


    So that means half are over 80 years old that die from it.