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Wuhan Virus Watch: CA Autopsies Shows American Deaths Took Place Weeks Before Initially Reported

Wuhan Virus Watch: CA Autopsies Shows American Deaths Took Place Weeks Before Initially Reported

Trump disagrees with GA Gov. Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses. FDA approved the first at-home testing kit.

Today’s update will focus on science and medicine, beginning with a report out of California that autopsy results show the first coronavirus deaths in this country took place weeks before the first official death recorded in Washington state.

The first American to die of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, succumbed weeks earlier than initially believed, officials in California said late Tuesday.

The Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner said autopsies on two people who died in early and mid-February showed they had been infected by the virus. Samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tested positive on Tuesday.

Until the new revelations, the first COVID-19 death had been identified as a man in his 50s in Washington state who died Feb. 29.

The two people died at home on Feb. 6 and Feb. 17, making them the earliest-known victims of the coronavirus in the United States, the Santa Clara County public health department confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

Subsequently, Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered medical examiners and coroners across the state to review autopsies dating back to December to clarify when and where the virus might have first hit California. Given that the number of actual cases in this state may be 85 times higher than the official record, it is quite likely California peaked before infections occurred elsewhere.

The findings will be significant. California was having a “bad flu season,” and none of its hospitals were overwhelmed. If it is found that the state “peaked” before the first social distancing guidelines, this will likely be an important consideration in how much longer the instructions will continue. The information will also be useful for handling other pandemics on a national scale.

Trump Pushes Back Against the CDC Director’s Warning About Coronavirus Second Wave.

On Tuesday, the media was pushing the dire warnings from the CDC Director that the second wave of coronavirus deaths in the fall would be worse than the one currently being experienced.

During Wednesday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing, the director clarified those remarks.

President Trump brought Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield to the podium on Wednesday to clarify a statement he made saying that a second wave of the coronavirus this winter could actually be worse than the first one.

Redfield, who made his original comment to the Washington Post, said during the daily coronavirus task force briefing that while he was not misquoted by the newspaper he did feel the need to clarify his comment.

“I didn’t say it was going to be worse, I said it would be more difficult,” Redfield said. “The issue I was talking about was that it will be more difficult in that we will have two viruses circulating at one time.”

Redfield said he wanted to urge Americans to get the flu shot next season in order to help minimize the number of flu infections in case of a recurrence of COVID-19.

Trump Says He ‘Totally Disagrees’ With Georgia Gov. Kemp’s Decision to Reopen Businesses.

Also, during Wednesday’s briefing, Trump addressed the decision by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to reopen the state.

Trump said Kemp’s decision violates the phase 1 guidelines the White House announced last week that recommends states wait to ease social distancing restrictions until there’s widespread testing and a low level of community transmission. Trump said he respects Kemp’s right as a governor to make his own decision.

Kemp is allowing tattoo parlors, spas, hair salons or barbershops, movie theaters and bowling alleys to reopen this week so long as they, and their patrons, follow physical distancing orders and other guidelines, Kemp announced on Monday.

“Maybe you wait a little bit longer until you get to a phase 2. So do I agree with him? No, but I respect him and I will let him make his decision,” Trump said at a White House press conference.

I applaud Kemp for staying the course in the wake of such disagreements. Given the fact that coronavirus was making its way through the state of California undetected for several weeks and was explained away as a “bad flu” until scientists identified the pathogen, it seems that Georgia is ready to handle the “bad flu season” numbers. People are now informed about the virus and can take the appropriate precautions, including staying home or not opening their businesses.

One could argue that Trump “threw Kemp under the bus.” However, considering how much the press attacked hydroxychloroquine because the President mentioned it, perhaps Trump was simply distancing himself from Kemp to give the Georgia governor the maximum amount of cover from the wolf pack that is the American press.

FDA Authorizes First At-Home Coronavirus Test

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first at-home coronavirus test.

It will be made available first to health care workers and first responders, and is expected to go on sale to consumers in most states within weeks.

The test, called Pixel, is a nasal swab kit developed and sold by LabCorp. Patients will collect their own samples using a special sterile swab provided in the kit and then send it in to one of the company’s labs for analysis.

The FDA said it granted the company emergency authorization to get the tests out sooner.

“With this action, there is now a convenient and reliable option for patient sample collection from the comfort and safety of their home,” FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement.

Hospital Analysis Reports Show Nearly Half Of Coronavirus Patients Are Obese

A new report shows that obesity may play a significant role in who the Wuhan Coronovirus affects an infected person.

A recent analysis of hospital network data found that nearly half of patients being treated for the coronavirus were obese.

The COVID-NET report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that of the patients who’d contracted coronavirus, 9 out of 10 of them had an underlying health condition. Of those patients, 48.3% were obese.

The report looked at 1,482 patients in 99 counties across the country. The data was collected between March 1 and March 31.

Obesity may not be an independent risk factor for many patients, but when it occurs in conjunction with an underlying medical condition it can aggravate the severity of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus…


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Hospital Analysis Reports Show Nearly Half Of Coronavirus Patients Are Obese

So, well under half. 48.3% of “9 out of 10” is 43%.

But, since 40% of Americans are classified as “obese”, this doesn’t make the problem much less pervasive.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 23, 2020 at 10:36 am

If it is found that the state “peaked” before the first social distancing guidelines, this will likely be an important consideration in how much longer the instructions will continue.

You really believe that? Herr Obergruppenführer Dr. Fauci is dead set on extending the guidelines out as long as he possibly can in order to maximize the damage to the US economy and stay in the limelight. He isn’t going to care in the least about these new results.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | April 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Remember his love letter to Hillary Clinton.

    I found this link at another forum. Absolutely mind blowing with regard to testing. It’s a long read but well worth it IMHO. Bonus point: Fauci is called an ‘asshole’.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mojo56. | April 23, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for that link.

      Valerie in reply to Mojo56. | April 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      That article is incoherent, perhaps due to the author’s ignorance.

      As for HIV, the simple truth is that the virus can be driven down to what used to be “undetectable” levels by protease inhibitors, and will re-bound past control into acute infection in a matter of two weeks after medicine is withdrawn.

      Once upon a time, all viruses could be driven away by reducing the amount circulating in the body to some low number, so that the body could re-assert control, resulting in healing.

      The big disappointment of protease inhibitors was that they could drive down the HIV just fine, but the virus was not gone, and would rebound. The rate of mutation by HIV is astounding, and it mutates right out from under the body’s ability to control it. This is well-documented, and explains the multiple, failed attempts to develop a satisfactory vaccine. It mutates far faster than the flu, which requires a new vaccine every year.

      That’s the science. Use of PCR detection did not create HIV, nor did it find AIDS where it did not exist, beforehand. Rather, it took 10 years and some scientific fancy dancing to even find those particles related to the disease.

      As for Dr. Mullis calling Drs. Tony Fauci and Robert Gallo “assholes,” he seems to have a problem with authority figures, but at least he also properly applies the term to himself, as well.

The earlier arrival of the disease raise a number of public health issues. The disease can settle upon an area with pernicious effects, as it has New York. Yet it seems to have gone though much of California without leaving a similar mark. Should a nationwide lock down be continued based on this new information?

    alaskabob in reply to dystopia. | April 23, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    That begins to kill the Left’s narrative that Trump didn’t act soon enough. Add to that the WHO and it’s Marxist CCP lackey prez and opportunity to smash mouth back at progs.

    I have to wonder if strain that hit West Coast was different from East Coast strain. The East Coast strain was run through populations in Europe and could have be potentiated by that. Add to that all the wrong things one wants such as dense populations, even denser subway contact and shortsighted pols and they East Coast blows up. Just because NYC and environs i ignited has no direct relevance to most of country.

    As Mark Steyn points out, the West gave China economic power in hopes they would be more like us. Now the West is acting more like Communist China.

    practicalconservative in reply to dystopia. | April 23, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Pardon me as I attempt to think like a Democrat.

    No Deaths are acceptable. Therefore to prevent the spread, New York City should remain on lock down until 2024. No one in or out. The Army should surround the City preventing entry and exit. Meals should be distributed via ration cards by soldiers in full protective gear.

    Do I sound Democrat enough?

      Build that #BigBeautifulWall perhaps at a radius of 50 miles from Times Square. Then Mommy Guv and Bolshevik Mayor can deal with unique problems of the metro-staters and the rest of us can move ahead with our lives. (With rational consideration of prudent protections, of course.)


      Please sir, can I order a big beautiful wall to separate New Hampshire from Massachusetts?

Doesn’t matter. Fauci is simply not open to any data that would change his NYC-centric model. He is adamant about keeping the herd immunity argument out of the discussion. The plan seems to be about preparing for a second wave in the fall just before the election data and studies such as these be damned.

Legal insurrection is inevitable.

    alaskabob in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    We don’t have the military running they country nor should we have medicine doing the same with tunnel visioned. The BIG picture of public health is being overshadowed by the virus and the long term damage of overdoses , alcoholism , suicide, depression , less treatment resources are far worse. The

    As I said before… “Dec 8, 1941…White House medical consultants stated that until combat deaths can be reduced to zero the U.S. cannot fight Japan and Germany.” ( yes I know Germany declared later).

As much as I don’t like Governor Gruesome, he IS pursuing the truth and sharing it. It pains me to watch Trump continue to reflect Fauci’s way of thinking. And don’t get me started on the immigration suspension halt hoax. Trump really is committed to the immigration lobby.

Eventually, data will show SoCal had it long before that. SoCal had hundreds of thousands of visitors from China between Nov and Feb. I am sure it went through my daughters middle school in Feb. all community infected.

    Eddie Baby in reply to daaron60. | April 23, 2020 at 11:05 am

    It’s pretty much all of California, and Newsom is going to look like a fool if we find out that millions of Californians had already been exposed to COVID-19 before the shutdown.

      McGehee in reply to Eddie Baby. | April 23, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      My brother in California reports he’s finally gotten over a cough he’d had since February. He’s not convinced that means he’s already had it, but he’s not convinced he hasn’t either.

      Oh, and he’s over 60 and almost as overweight as me, FWIW.

      daaron60 in reply to Eddie Baby. | April 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      I am not a huge fan of governor Newsom, but I do respect that he has not used the pandemic to make political accusations against president Trump.. Much to the MSM dismay, Newsom has been a pretty straight shooter

1 more thing, SoCal has 4 counties relaxing quarantine this weekend. Not LA county, but Orange and others

OH Deplorable | April 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

Has anyone died exclusively because of the virus? Virtually all deaths attributed to this, the victims have serious underlying health conditions. The presence of the virus in their system according the New York model is automatically classified as death by Corona Virus, with no mention of the other health issues. Even if not tested and only suspected the virus is classified as being the cause of death padding the statistics.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to OH Deplorable. | April 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    It’s the same con they played with AIDS because there was an agenda.

    Milhouse in reply to OH Deplorable. | April 23, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    These people are dying because of the virus. Their other health problems made them vulnerable to it, but those problems didn’t kill them, the virus did. The symptoms are distinctive enough to know that.

      objection in reply to Milhouse. | April 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

      Shall we add physician to your resume now, in addition to lawyer and Constitutional Scholar now?

      By the way New York City’s Death rate closely parallels the National Death Rate. In 2017 there were 54,319 Deaths in New York City according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Anywhere from 1000 to 1200 Deaths a week can be expected in New York City each week.

    Milhouse in reply to OH Deplorable. | April 23, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Just compare the number of deaths now to the weekly average before this started, and it’s obvious that the excess is due to the virus. Otherwise why did all these people suddenly die now, after having lived with their weakened conditions for years?

appears from the hospital study that one of the consequences
of the wuhan virus will be a literal thinning of the herd

I support Trump on so many things, but I believe he is dreadfully wrong on this. Leave the states alone on this. That little dweeb Fauci should STFU and Trump should shut him and Scarfy down. I’m really angry at the damage those two sanctimonious, self-promoting, self-regarding urps have done to people. Unfortunately Trump is enabling them and shooting himself in the foot.

“Obesity was the most common underlying condition for patients between the age of 18 to 49.”

BUT obesity correlates with many “underlying health conditions.” Such as type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disorders. Which at least makes one wonder whether it isn’t one or more of these conditions that is actually causative here, and not the obesity itself.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 23, 2020 at 12:58 pm


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The people are sick of tyranny.”

A consequence of globalization, immigration reform, open borders, and shared/shifted responsibility.

Sorry, folks, to be the skunk at the picnic, but that antibody test sounds like a bust, to me.

When you get 1.5% positives from a test that regularly gives 1.7% false positives, you are looking at ZERO positives.

This is very basic experimental statistics of the 101 variety. Trying to extrapolate some huge number of exposures out of those numbers is what is popularly known as a lie.

All of that said, I’m really interested on any experimental information that correlates patient zinc status with an outcome, be it hospitalization or lack thereof, or success of treatment.