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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2020, 12:14:53 AM »
Surprise!  It hits the fan.

25% jump over our previous record.

Coronavirus cases in NC skyrocket as hospitalizations continue to rise
https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/coronavirus-cases-in-nc-skyrocket-as-hospitalizations-continue-to-rise/19412700/

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2020, 12:55:29 AM »
I don't think we've really seen much of any holiday surge at the hospitals yet. In today's press conference, Newsom said they were expecting it to hit in about a week or two.

New travel restrictions in CA go into effect when a region has less than 15% of the ICU beds empty. But it won't matter. No real enforcement, so the "rules" are more like "gentle reminders" or maybe just PSAs. "Remember, our ICUs are full, so please wear a mask while skiing this Christmas."

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2020, 08:30:26 PM »

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2020, 05:54:48 PM »
The previous daily record in our county was ~200 confirmed cases and yesterday we had 694 or something like that. There was a big outbreak at the prison here (about 700 confirmed cases) and those are going into the daily numbers for the last couple days and probably more hitting today so it is a bit artificially inflated but even taking those cases out we are still not trending well. I think the post-Thanksgiving surge is hitting here and I expect some big numbers this week.

I would guess the spike after Christmas will be worse. The governor extended the "no social gatherings with people outside of your home" recommendation for three more weeks. The people who ignored that for Thanksgiving will ignore again for Christmas and there will also be another group of people who sucked it up and complied for Thanksgiving hoping they could do a larger gathering for Christmas will ignore it this time and go ahead with their plans.

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2020, 07:33:45 PM »
Just spoke to someone on the Covid response team. There is no ICU space in our county (we don't have any to start with) or the county we normally send to. Single digit availability in the next furthest counties.

His comment: "Don't get a heart attack"

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2020, 07:18:26 PM »
NC shatters record for new COVID cases, reporting ‘staggering’ 7,540 cases in one day

"The surge in cases comes two weeks after Thanksgiving, illustrating the impact of holiday gatherings"

https://www.heraldonline.com/news/state/north-carolina/article247779660.html

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2020, 04:27:11 PM »
UK: Christmas five-day relaxation period 'a mistake'

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55279371

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2020, 10:28:55 PM »
‘Like ants on sugar’: Covid-fatigued Texans shrug off mandates for holiday fun | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/18/texas-coronavirus-mandates-fredericksburg

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2020, 12:57:15 AM »
Ooph!

AAA expects 85 million Americans to travel over holidays, raising fears of more viral spread | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/12/18/COVID-19-coronavirus-spread-winter-travel-Christmas-holidays-New-Years-vacation-AAA-TSA-flights/stories/202012180161

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2020, 03:57:30 PM »
TSA screens highest number of travelers since pandemic began - Axios
https://www.axios.com/tsa-pandemic-sunday-screened-ca7d90fd-9446-4862-b617-57a935517fc8.html

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2021, 03:59:17 PM »
UK coronavirus variant has surfaced in over 30 countries since Christmas - The Jerusalem Post
https://www.jpost.com/international/uk-coronavirus-variant-has-surfaced-in-over-30-countries-since-christmas-654034

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Re: Holidays meet Covid = Mega Superspreader
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2021, 03:51:07 PM »
The US has recorded over 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day for the first time | SBS News
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-us-has-recorded-over-4-000-covid-19-deaths-in-one-day-for-the-first-time