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  1. Apparently, not everyone is publicly reporting their numbers. Between Clark County and Washoe, that's pretty much all of NV, which hosts many Californians. The reports must go somewhere though, right? @Pen same link as above As of February 28, 2020 at 03:45 GMT, there have been 60 confirmed cases of patients infected with COVID-19 in the United States: 42 former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. 3 repatriated from Wuhan 15 US domestic cases US DOMESTIC CASES: 9 in California 2 in Illinois 1 in Wisconsin 1 in Arizona 1 in Washington state 1 in Massachusetts More information on the 15 domestic cases that do not include repatriated cases and do not include Diamond Princess cruise ship evacuee cases is presented in the table below:
  2. Well I guess we know how it got out of Travis AF Base.
  3. @RootAnn From the Chinese Study COVID-19 Fatality Rate by AGE: *Death Rate = (number of deaths / number of cases) = probability of dying if infected by the virus (%). This probability differs depending on the age group. The percentage shown below does NOT represent in any way the share of deaths by age group. Rather, it represents, for a person in a given age group, the risk of dying if infected with COVID-19. AGE DEATH RATE* 80+ years old 14.8% 70-79 years old 8.0% 60-69 years old 3.6% 50-59 years old 1.3% 40-49 years old 0.4% 30-39 years old 0.2% 20-29 years old 0.2% 10-19 years old 0.2% 0-9 years old no fatalities
  4. On the Quarantine Fact Sheet I linked. I would guess the last two qualify. CDC has the legal authority to detain any person who may have an infectious disease that is specified by Executive Order to be quarantinable. If necessary, CDC can deny ill persons with these diseases entry to the United States. CDC also can have them admitted to a hospital or confined to a home for a certain amount of time to prevent the spread of disease. Quarantinable Diseases by Executive Order Cholera Diphtheria Infectious tuberculosis Plague Smallpox Yellow fever Viral hemorrhagic fevers Severe acute respiratory syndromes New types of flu (influenza) that could cause a pandemic
  5. They are not using all of the quarantine ports available to them? The CDC has 20 ports to quarantine. A Comprehensive Quarantine System U.S. Quarantine Stations are part of a comprehensive Quarantine System that serves to limit the introduction of infectious diseases into the United States and to prevent their spread. U.S. Quarantine Stations are located at 20 ports of entry and land-border crossings where international travelers arrive. They are staffed with quarantine medical and public health officers from CDC. These health officers decide whether ill persons can enter the United States and what measures should be taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Quarantine officers are responsible for activities as various as responding to reports of illnesses, to screening cargo and inspecting animals and animal products, to monitoring the health of and collecting any medical information of new immigrants, refugees, asylees, and parolees. Read the U.S. Quarantine Stations Fact Sheet. Quarantine Station Quick Reference List
  6. My hope would be that priority for masks and respirators would be given to health care workers, the elderly, and high risk patients. Perhaps through prescriptions to ensure those that need them, get them. I could swear I read on the CDC Covid-19 guidance for travel page that they would turn around, but I can't find it now. I've been reading through that site a lot. They have guidance for communities now and other plans for specific groups. The flowchart for health care workers needs to be changed. The first parameter is either 1) has the patient been to China in the last 14 days or 2) have they been in contact with someone who has been exposed to Covid19. That's most definitely outdated.
  7. Oh that's me! I will have an 8th and 9th grader next year. We'll be doing medieval lit/history. Our spine will be LLLotR and the Story of Medieval England. I know the lecturer from SME mentions Bede, but she's mainly focused on England so I didn't think that applied to a more general Medieval History study. I did pick up the Greenleaf Guide to Medieval Literature because it follows a lot of the same lit that LLLotR includes. It's worth a look since the guide is fairly inexpensive. Literary Lessons from the Lord of the Rings. Great Courses: Story of Medieval England The Vikings The Black Death Some of King Arthur We'll be reading Tolkien ,J.R.R., The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition Hardcover (2013) ISBN-13: 978-0544174221 Tolkien ,J.R.R., The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition (2005) ISBN-13: 978-0618640157 Tolkien ,J.R.R., Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pearl; [and] Sir Orfeo (1979) ISBN-13: 978-0345277602 Tolkien ,J.R.R., Tales from the Perilous Realm (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0547154114 Heaney, Seamus, Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (2000) ISBN-13: 978-0374111199 Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Canterbury Tales, (2003) ISBN-13: 978-0140424386 Shakespeare, William, Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library (2003) ISBN-13: 978-0743477109 Haaren, Mr. John, Famous Men of the Middle Ages - biographical writing WWS style Jones, Terry, Medieval Lives - writing WWS style Anonymous, The Song of Roland Dorothy Sayers Translation (1957) ISBN-13: 978-0140440751 Tolkien ,J.R.R., Tales from the Perilous Realm (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0547154114 - selections The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by J.R.R. Tolkien Philosophy of Tolkien The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All (Popular Culture and Philosophy) I have it down as 1 credit Medieval History 1 credit Medieval Literature 1 credit Mythology & Folklore - will be working on this throughout the 4 years
  8. Travis AF Base is between SF and Sacramento.
  9. I lived in Suisun for a couple of years, which is right next to Travis Air Force Base. I even took a class at TAFB. That's in Solano County. I'm guessing someone walked out with it on their shoe or from the bus that brought the DP people in or some such scenario. It can't be a coincidence. and just yesterday...
  10. That graphic is kind of hilarious. Dh was supposed to get fit-tested for his mask at the hospital, but with his beard he automatically gets a Positive Air Pressure Respirator (PAPR). There's no way he's cutting his beard, he's been growing it out for 3 years. Besides he actually prefers the PAPR. It's very Fallout-like. It pushes air out of his suit so contaminated air can't get in and he finds it more comfortable than a mask.
  11. You all get to say "I told you so." - Newsweek picked it up - original post
  12. I did notice that, but I’m not sure it registered that could be all it is. Ahhh The Pearson book has Pearson all over the inside. The other two Routledge books say First Published 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006 by Pearson. Published 2016 by Routledge.
  13. Not that I can see. I did find the page numbers on the bottom book. They are on the inside by the binding and not on the outside like the other two. Weird. The Amazon rental has a bunch of labels stacked on top of one another on the back side, which is different than the other two.
  14. 🤦‍♀️ Yep. I'm sure I would have thought of that eventually. 🤣 It's just been one of those days where I've had 20 other things on my mind. Which makes me wonder if the former Amazon rental has thinner paper? It certainly feels thinner. No wonder those things get torn up so quickly.
  15. Update: Mystery solved - Same books different publishers ———— These don’t look like they are the same size, right? They all have the same ISBN. I bought them used through Amazon, from the same bookstore that had multiple copies. The top two have the same amount of pages. The bottom one seems to have more pages or missing page numbers in the back. I can’t quickly tell the difference on the inside. Is there a way to tell? The smaller one has an Amazon rental sticker on it which makes me wonder if they have thinner pages for shipping? Is there an easy way to tell if they are different or do I have to page through 3 copies and compare?
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