Sunday, April 12, 2020

Event Update For 2020-04-11

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-04-11 - Atmospheric CO2 level hits record 418 PPM:

2020-04-11 - Semi trailers and pallets destroyed by massive fire just before 12:30 AM on Tulane Road in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "MFD says 21 18-wheeler trailers and the building were damaged. Multiple pallets were destroyed."

2020-04-11 - Ambulance bursts into flame while parked inside fire station in Ranson (West Virginia):

2020-04-11 - Coronavirus death toll rises to 20,071 in the United States, highest in the world:

Quote: "The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday at more than 20,071, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt."

2020-04-11 - Hospitals running out of body bags and wrapping corpses in sheets in Britain:

2020-04-11 - Recovered coronavirus patients test positive again in blow to immunity hopes:

2020-04-11 - Nearly half of severe COVID-19 cases showed neurological symptoms:

2020-04-11 - Volcano Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia:

2020-04-11 - Home explodes and partially collapses in coastal Sydney (Australia), 6 injured:

Quote: "A FRNSW spokesman said it 'looks like a gas explosion' but there was no smell of gas at the scene, and no fire."

Note: Methane is odorless. This is the 34th residential explosion in 2020..

2020-04-11 - Helicopter carrier amphibious assault ship damaged by fire in coastal Shanghai (China):

2020-04-11 - Boat, two tractors, truck, motorcycle, riding mower, trailer and barn destroyed by fire at 1:38 AM near Shelby (Ohio):

Quote: "Officials said Schroeder stored numerous pieces of equipment and vehicles in the barn. All of the items were lost in the fire, including two tractors, a tow motor, a boat, a trailer, riding lawn mower, motorcycle, and an assortment of tools. A truck outside of the building was also destroyed by the fire."

Note: These are the 367th and 368th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020, and these are the 518th and 519th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-04-11 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Pinamisa (Ghana):

Note: This is the 117th bus to burn in 2019...

2020-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 116 in East Peoria (Illinois):

2020-04-11 - Tractor bursts into flame at 2 AM in Wittlich (Germany):

2020-04-11 - Tractor bursts into flame on Warrant Road in Stoke Heath (Britain):

Quote: These are the 520th, 521st and 522nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-04-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 3 in Wooster (Ohio):

2020-04-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at gas station on Mount Rushmore Road in Rapid City (South Dakota):

2020-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Edmond Street in St. Joseph (Missouri), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Two cars go up in flames shortly after 7 AM while parked at home in Leyland (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Fearnhead Lane in Warrington (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Langley Road in Trowbridge (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Car bursts into flame at 4:29 AM while parked at home on Thrunscoe Road in coastal Cleethorpes (Britain):

Quote: "Thrunscoe Road, Cleethorpes. Sat 11 Apr 2020 04:29 (No: 006901) 1 car destroyed by fire. Adjacent car damaged by heat and heat damage to house door, window and external gas pipe. 2 hose reel jets, 1 BA, and 1 dry powder extinguisher in use. Incident left with Police and northern power."

2020-04-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

2020-04-11 - Riding mower bursts into flame on Tilstock Road in Whitchurch (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Hinckley (Ohio):

2020-04-11 - Tree stump ignites on Hughes Lane in Malpas (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Bank damaged by AC fire in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2020-04-11 - Two mobile homes go up in flames in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):

2020-04-11 - Home damaged by fire on East Sycamore Street in Columbus (Ohio), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Home damaged by fire on 7th Street in Roanoke (Virginia), nobody there:

2020-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire after 11:30 PM on 21st Street in Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lincoln Drive in Gales Ferry (Connecticut):

2020-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Glenview Drive in Abingdon (Virginia):

2020-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:34 AM on Pecan Drive in Knightsville (South Carolina):

2020-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Jack Run Road in Rockford (West Virginia):

2020-04-11 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Blume Avenue in Concord (North Carolina), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Wilshire Boulevard in Mound (Minnesota), 2 injured:

2020-04-11 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by fire just after 6:30 AM on Murrieta Boulevard in Livermore (California):

2020-04-11 - Vacant home burns at 4:48 AM on St. Louis Avenue in East Alton (Illinois):

2020-04-11 - Vacant home burns near the Rideau River in Ottawa (Canada):

2020-04-11 - Three children die in pond near Saleh Pat (Pakistan):

2020-04-11 - Man, 60, found dead in Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown (Pennsylvania):

2020-04-11 - Man, drops dead near the Ohio River in Jeffersonville (Indiana):

2020-04-11 - Boy, 17, found dead in the water in coastal North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2020-04-11 - Man, 35, falls into canal and dies in coastal Vero Beach (Florida):

2020-04-11 - Man, 35, found dead in the Clark Fork River near Superior (Montana):

2020-04-11 - Woman found dead in the water near Ocean Drive in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):

2020-04-11 - Man, 30, goes out on kayak, next seen dead in Lake Springfield (Missouri):

2020-04-11 - Man found dead in the Hudson River in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2020-04-11 - Man found dead along the Genesee River in Rochester (New York):

2020-04-11 - Man found dead in lake in Orange (New Jersey):

2020-04-11 - Soldier, man, 23, found dead in barracks at Fort Bliss (Texas):

2020-04-11 - Person found dead on the shore of the Trent River south of Campbellford (Canada):

2020-04-11 - Doctor, man, 48, slumps over dead in car in Nagar (India):

2020-04-11 - Woman found dead at home on Collyer Avenue in coastal Bognor Regis (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Man, 60, found dead in Borrowpit Lake in Tamworth (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Woman in her 70s drops dead in seaside apartment in coastal Hunstanton (Britain):

2020-04-11 - Man, 58, has 'medical issue', car crashes into guardrail, on US 222 in Ephrata (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials say he suffered a medical issue while driving and was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries."

2020-04-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car crashes into building, in Slingerlands (New York):

Quote: "Police said the driver had suffered a medical event causing them to go off the roadway, travel down a grass embankment and into the building."

2020-04-11 - Small plane crashes in Whispering Pines (North Carolina):

2020-04-11 - Tractor trailer veers off road and overturns at 4:54 AM on I-75 in Monroe County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2020-04-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 5 AM on street in coastal New Bedford (Massachusetts):

2020-04-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into apartment building, in Provo (Utah), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Pickup truck veers off road, crashes into home, in Walnut Creek (California):

2020-04-11 - Car veers off road at 3:45 AM, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, in Lewis (New York), 2 killed:

2020-04-11 - Car overturns on Isinglass Road in Shelton (Connecticut), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, on Eureka Canyon Road in Corralitos (California), 2 killed:

2020-04-11 - Car veers off road shortly after midnight, crashes into tree, on Poindexter Avenue in coastal Ventura County (California), 3 killed:

2020-04-11 - Car veers off road and overturns at 5:50 AM in Lafayette (Indiana), 1 killed:

2020-04-11 - Car overturns just after midnight on Market Street in Youngstown (Ohio), 1 injured:

2020-04-11 - Sinkhole opens on street in Murrieta (California):

2020-04-11 - Massive sinkhole closes Sappers Field in Wooburn Green (Britain):

Quote: "The sinkhole is approximately 140 feet deep, with an underground chasm stretching 60 feet from the centre. Any part of the field could collapse in a similar way."

2020-04-11 - Four-story building collapses in Yaounde (Cameroon), 3 killed, more injured:

2020-04-11 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Bodie (California):

2020-04-11 - Baseball-sized hail pounds Del Rio (Texas):

2020-04-11 - Damaging wind gusts to threaten the northeastern US to start the week:

2020-04-11 - Ebola epidemic starts again in Congo:

2020-04-11 - Unknown objects filmed flying across the surface of the Moon:


  1. Here we are - another Monday, Jonny. Each week brings more death and destruction. Gonna be interesting to see where this week takes us. The weather people said we have the possibility of a tornado with all the wind blowin' around today (gusts to 70 mph), and power outages are likely. No fun.

    Lotsa people dropping dead in today's report. Another home explosion, another ambulance and another tree stump fire!

    i noticed the Willamette River took another victim yesterday.

    Severe weather set to strike East Coast, damaging winds expected Northeast

    Further north, we cannot rule out a few tornadoes near Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and even parts of central New Jersey, but the primary threat to these areas will be potentially damaging winds with some areas possibly seeing gusts near 75 mph which could bring down trees and power lines. [more]

    Easter storms sweep South, killing at least 6 in Mississippi

    Strong storms pounded the Deep South on Sunday, killing at least six people in south Mississippi and damaging up to 300 homes and other buildings in northern Louisiana. Storms continued to batter the South overnight, with much of the region under flash flood, tornado and thunderstorm warnings and watches. [more]

    'We have thrown 15 years of institutional learning out the window': Leaked emails show top public health experts raised alarm about the Trump administration's botched coronavirus response

    The emails show how as the outbreak unfolded, the nation's top experts were expressing serious concerns and frustration about the government's lack of a clear, coordinated mitigation strategy.

    "We are making every misstep leaders initially made in tabletops at the outset of pandemic planning in 2006," wrote one infectious diseases specialist. "We have thrown 15 years of institutional learning out the window" [more]

    Top Pork Producer Shuts Key Plant and Warns of Meat Shortfall

    The world’s biggest pork producer is shuttering a major U.S. plant indefinitely after a coronavirus outbreak among employees, with the company warning that closures across the country are taking American meat supplies “perilously close to the edge” of shortfalls.

    Smithfield Foods Inc. will idle its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pork-processing facility, which accounts for 4% to 5% of U.S. production, the company said in a statement Sunday. The move comes after state officials reported more than 200 cases of Covid-19 for plant employees, adding to a spike in infections that’s seen hundreds of American meat workers get sick. Plants have been forced to shutter or reduce output. [more]

    [between lack of employees and logistic issues causing farmers to dump TONS of food due to restaurant closings, we now have DEFINITE food shortages on the horizon]

    [2nd piece follows]

  2. Deep Economic Suffering Has Erupted All Over America, But Guess Who The Federal Reserve Is Helping?

    As millions upon millions of Americans lose their jobs in the greatest wave of unemployment in U.S. history, the Federal Reserve has decided that now is the time to spend trillions of newly created dollars in a desperate attempt to protect financial asset values. In other words, as much of the country suddenly plunges into poverty, the Federal Reserve is working exceedingly hard to protect the wealth of the elite. Approximately fifty percent of all stock market wealth is owned by the wealthiest one percent of all Americans, and the amount of stock market wealth owned by the poorest 50 percent of all Americans is so small that it really doesn’t matter. And those running the Fed certainly understand that their reckless policies will create very painful inflation that will hit average American families extremely hard, but they don’t seem to care. At this point, they figure that asset values must be protected at all costs, and that is going to continue to expand the absolutely massive gap between the rich and the poor in this country. [more; open season on the rich soon!]

    [everyone knows where the rich live!]

    LOCKDOWN Episode 4 [Jonathan Pie video] [~ 8.3 min.]

    Le Show for Sunday, April 12, 2020 [~ 56 min.]

    Wildfire in radioactive forest spreads near Chernobyl

    The fire has come to within about two kilometers of the abandoned nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986 [more]

    Large wildfire burning at Bent’s Old Fort in southeast Colorado

    Severe weather outbreak: Deadly tornadoes strike the U.S. South, storms shifting toward the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

    A multi-day severe weather outbreak continues across the U.S. South, with destructive tornadoes, heavy rain, hail, and strong winds. At least 8 people have been killed in Mississippi and Arkansas, as of 07:00 UTC on April 13, 2020. The potent storm system is moving northeastward through Monday, causing a variety of weather hazards. [more]

    PECO, PSE&G and Atlantic City Electric share tips ahead of severe weather during COVID-19 [~ 2.25 min. video]

    Nearly half a billion people may end up in poverty due to coronavirus crisis: report

    The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday.

    To help mitigate the impact, Oxfam proposed a six point action plan that would deliver cash grants and bailouts to people and businesses in need, and also called for debt cancellation, more IMF support, and increased aid. Taxing wealth, extraordinary profits, and speculative financial products would help raise the funds needed, Oxfam added. [more]

    [3rd part below]

  3. Catherine Austin Fitts: We borrowed from the future and now it's over

    Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts says,

    "We've been printing massive amounts of dollars, and if you look at all the things we did to stop high speed debasement and unprecedented inflation, we've kind of run out of tricks. . . . Inflation is really sneaking up. My question: Is basically shutting down the small businesses and the small farm economy at high speed the way they have done, is that protecting us from going up a frightening inflation? Are we at Weimar Republic kind of inflation rates? I have been telling my subscribers to plant, plant and plant because the price of food is going to go through the roof. Another one of my questions: What's pressing for war? Is the debt spiral up and the inflation spiral up, is that more than they can handle?"

    Fitts also says the covert war going on now is about the U.S. dollar and countries who want to stop using it for trade. If the dollar is used less, it will be worth less and maybe much less. [more; great article]

    [and now a piece about BAT WOMAN!]
    China's "Bat Woman" Shi Zhengli continued her Coronavirus Research in Wuhan after her US project was shut down by DHS in 2014 for being too risky

    Chinese Doctor Shi Zhengli was part of a team that working on a coronavirus project jointly with US doctors in 2014 before it was shut down by the DHS for being too risky.

    After the US research project was shut down, Dr. Shi continued her coronavirus research in Wuhan, China.

    Doctor Shi Zhengli from China was part of a team, including Doctor Ralph S. Baric, that published an article in a 2015 edition of Nature Medicine.

    From all of the published research papers that relate to this project going back to 2014, it's clear that COVID-19 was already in a lab.

    It's difficult to tell if the release was intentional or accidental. [more; hardly matters - it's HERE]

    Starving, angry and cannibalistic: America's rats are getting desperate amid coronavirus pandemic

    [they'll be saying that about all the starving PEOPLE soon]

    As millions of Americans shelter indoors to combat the deadly virus, which has claimed over 21,000 U.S. lives, many businesses — including restaurants and grocery stores — have closed or limited operations, cutting off many rodents' main sources for food. On deserted streets across the country, rats are in dire survival mode, experts say.

    "They're mammals just like you and I, and so when you're really, really hungry, you're not going to act the same — you're going to act very bad, usually," he said. "So these rats are fighting with one another, now the adults are killing the young in the nest and cannibalizing the pups." [more]

    [4th section next]

  4. A U.S. tribe’s uphill battle against climate change

    For several years, Fawn Sharp has seen her tribe on the coastline of Washington state lurch from crisis to crisis: rising sea levels have flooded the Quinault Indian Nation’s main village, and its staple sockeye salmon in nearby rivers have all but disappeared – a direct hit to the tribe’s finances and culture.

    Now Sharp, the 49-year-old president of the Quinault, plans to move the tribe to higher ground, restore the fishery, and diversify its economy. The projects are foundering, she says, because of a lack of federal money to help Native Americans adapt to climate change.

    The Quinault’s struggles reflect the broader challenges of Native Americans, who are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because their tribes are tied to reservation land and rely on natural resources for subsistence and trade, according to the National Climate Assessment report written by federal agencies. [more]

    [proof they allowed people out of lock down too early]
    China's new coronavirus cases rise to near six-week high

    China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks, driven by a rise in infected travellers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in preventing a second wave of COVID-19. [more]

    [they're making arriving travelers quarantine for 2 weeks - probably not long enough]

    Oil Prices, Earnings Season, Meat Shortage, Coronavirus - 5 Things You Must Know Monday

    Here are five things you must know for Monday, April 13:
    1. -- Stock Futures Lower to Start Week
    2. -- Oil Prices Slip on OPEC+ Agreement
    3. -- Coronavirus - The Latest
    4. -- Smithfield Foods Closes Pork Plant Due to Coronavirus
    5. -- This Week's Calendar Highlights [retail sales report Wed; more]

    [possible toppler]
    Girl, 16, dies after falling from eighth-floor balcony on Easter Sunday

    The Met said her death is being treated as non-suspicious and her next of kin have been informed. [more]

  5. [some headlines to start the week from RF]

    News Links, April 13, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Stocks are riding a fleeting rally before fundamentals collapse and 'the real bear market begins'

    UN urges governments to tackle recession, scrap debt payment

    'The Gig Economy Is Really Just Pushing People Into Precarious Work' [duh]

    Europe Borders May Close To September Due To U.S. COVID-19 Threat

    Deutsche Bank: "There Is No Such Thing As A Free Market Anymore"

    'This will lead to airline bankruptcies' — flight attendant union furious with Treasury bailout offers

    100 more sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, making up 75% of the Navy's total cases worldwide

    US: Missile Systems Now Operational in Iraq

    Where US and China will clash after the plague

    Trump Threatens "Very Substantial" Tariffs On Oil Imports
    The idea is to save the shale (i.e., junk oil) industry by shutting out good oil. It's nonsensical energy policy. -- RF

    The Reality Of The End Of Oil

    How The Coronavirus Killed The Shale Industry

    Conagra recalls 131,000 pounds of Healthy Choice chicken bowls that might contain rocks

    'Breadlines' Erupt Across America As Lockdowns Crush America's "Working Poor"

    As spring planting approaches, Quebec farmers face steep costs, long delays in getting foreign workers

    Hundreds of meat workers have now tested positive for coronavirus

    Pandemic Response Requires Post-Growth Economic Thinking

    Scientists discover six new coronaviruses in bats in Myanmar

    Global warming to cause 'catastrophic' species loss: study

    'Nature never forgives' | Pope Francis calls coronavirus a response to climate change

    Global coronavirus death toll hits 100,000, cases over 1.6 million

    Iceland finds that half its citizens with coronavirus have shown no symptoms

    Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle the coronavirus dead

    New Research Shows Anti-Coronavirus Drugs Could Be Produced for Pennies
    Instead, those drugs are being sold for thousands of dollars each, proving once again that the private, for-profit pharmaceutical industry is ill-equipped to handle a global public health crisis like COVID-19.

    [2nd installment coming up]

  6. WHO is investigating reports of recovered COVID patients testing positive again

    French coronavirus toll over 13,000 as nursing home deaths jump

    WHO envoy says coronavirus 'will stalk the human race for a long time to come'

    Russia's Coronavirus Cases Spike By Over 2,000 in New Record Increase

    What if Ignored Covid-19 Warnings Had Been Leaked to WikiLeaks? (Ray McGovern)

    FTC The Latest To Discover 'Smart' Locks Are Dumb, Easily Compromised

    Dutch telecommunications towers damaged by 5G protestors: Telegraaf [YAY!!]

    Information Wars (Craig Murray on the Philip Cross Affair)

    Fate is coming back. What do we do when no choice is good?

    Coronavirus Is Exposing How Foreign Crusades Bled America's Domestic Resources Dry

    U.S. Postal Service Will Soon 'Collapse' Without Emergency Funds

    White House rejects bailout for U.S. Postal Service battered by coronavirus

    Another victim of COVID-19: Social Security

    "Mortgage Forbearance" is Suddenly Hot, Hits Shadow Banks, which Clamor for Bailout from Taxpayers and the Fed

    Survey: Americans believe the economy is getting worse in much larger numbers than just weeks ago

    'It would cripple us completely': Coronavirus takes toll on rural police agencies

    Retirement Math: Median Mortgage Debt for those Over 65 Has Quadrupled

    Another U.S.-Wide Housing Slump Is Coming

    COVID-19 vs. the Economy: When is it Time to Reboot?

    How Much of the Coronavirus Damage Is Trump's Fault?

    'Dangerous idiot': Trump says 'germ is so brilliant antibiotics can't keep up with it' in chaotic White House coronavirus meeting

    State and local governments face budget crunch, hurting hopes for a quick economic recovery

    A massive wave of evictions is coming. Temporary bans won't help.

    America's heartland is expected to flood again — but this time amid coronavirus

    'Can't expect nurses to be miracle workers': Mask, equipment shortages push nurses to brink across nation

    Every US state is now under a major disaster declaration amid coronavirus pandemic

    Health care workers fear losing their jobs during coronavirus pandemic
    Steep revenue drops have forced small and rural hospitals to lay off staff.

    New York hospitals could soon 'completely run out' of swabs needed for coronavirus testing

    New signs suggest coronavirus was in California far earlier than anyone knew

  7. Three Strains Have Been Discovered, Is Immunity Still Possible? (6:41 long)

    Explains why, or perhaps why the outbreak hasn't been as deadly in CA and some other areas as expected yet.

  8. That was some scary info there, Mike.

    How a Premier U.S. Drug Company Became a Virus 'Super Spreader'

    The Biogen meeting was one of the earliest examples in the U.S. of what epidemiologists call “superspreading events” of COVID-19, where a small gathering of people leads to a huge number of infections. Unlike the most infamous clusters of cases stemming from a nursing home outside Seattle or a 40th birthday party in Connecticut, the Biogen cluster happened at a meeting of top health care professionals whose job it was to fight disease, not spread it.

    “The smartest people in health care and drug development — and they were completely oblivious to the biggest thing that was about to shatter their world,” said John Carroll, editor of Endpoints News, which covers the biotech industry. [more]

    Trump Reportedly Weighed Letting COVID-19 'Wash Over' U.S., But Was Warned Of Grim Toll

    President Donald Trump asked his top health adviser last month why officials couldn’t simply let COVID-19 “wash over the country,” infecting people, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

    In his haste to jumpstart the economy, Trump posed a frightening scenario to Dr. Anthony Fauci during a task force meeting in the Situation Room. No COVID-19 countermeasures would be taken so that people would quickly become infected, with some recovering to create a protective herd immunity, sources told the newspaper. [more]

    [according to Mike's link, we may end up doing that]

    Coronavirus May Also Cause Neurological Symptoms, Like Headaches

    Fever, cough, shortness of breath are the key signs that come to mind with the novel coronavirus, but a new report from China suggests that a decent number of those who get sick with the disease may experience neurological symptoms as well.

    As it is with most things related to COVID-19, we are still in the very early stages of collecting data that fully makes sense of what’s happening in the central nervous system. The new research, which was published Friday in the medical journal JAMA Neurology, was relatively small, and more research needs to be done to really confirm the findings.

    The study does, however, provide some useful insight. Considering all of the anecdotes from infected people who said they lost their sense of taste and smell, and now with this paper shedding light on the relatively high incidence of other brain-related symptoms, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the virus can have a significant neurological effect on certain people.

    The most common neurological symptoms include headaches and nerve pain.[more]

    Grocery Workers Say Inconsiderate Shoppers Are Endangering Them In The Pandemic

    Always wear a mask.

    Don’t leave that used mask in your shopping cart.

    Don’t bring the whole clan shopping

    Don’t bother workers with questions about out-of-stock items.

    Don’t go looking for that gallon of milk that never expires. [or handle every piece of fruit for the perfect one]

    Create a list and minimize trips.

    Give workers their six feet of space.