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2 New COVID-19 Case Reported In Jefferson County

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5 hours ago, Cacao said:

Why can't we face reality and understand that we all must get covid before it will go away?  The US cases will go up to about 328 million before it's all said and done.  

The other way to cure the pandemic would be for a family member to get it and when they are cured. For them to donate their blood to the other  family members to get the antibodies.

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Media is obsessed with COVID cases, but death rate is what is important

 

The most dangerous flaw in the modern news media is their now constant vulnerability of becoming deeply invested in a particular narrative at the very start of a large story, and then having the ensuing tunnel vision prevent them from adjusting their reporting as new facts become available.

I am referring here to the news media’s obsession with using “new cases” as by far the most common, and often only, data point for evaluating how the nation is coping with the coronavirus crisis.  

For more than two weeks, ever since June 19, when new cases in the United States went back over 30,000 in one day, we have been constantly bombarded with stories of how the virus is “spiking” in “record” numbers in many of the states (like California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona) that were not hit hard in the “first wave.”

Across the country, our number of new cases has indeed exploded to new levels during this time period (though, magically, the media tells us, very little, if any, of this “surge” can be blamed on Black Lives Matter protests/riots), and the news media, both at the national and local levels, have used these statistics to essentially create panic porn. The resulting public anxiety has caused several states to reverse their re-openings and cast a pall over major decisions currently being made all over the country, not just with regard to recreation options, but specifically with respect to the future of schools and major sporting events.

Obviously the “new case” data point is both real and relevant, but it is also now extremely misleading. By incompetently using the same measure of what a “positive” virus test meant in April, to what it now means in July, the news media is in the process of, quite effectively, sabotaging America’s recovery from this crisis.

 

https://nypost.com/2020/07/06/media-is-obsessed-with-covid-cases-but-death-rate-is-what-is-important/

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6 hours ago, mr.d said:

2 new cases , now at 39 cases

I know that it is still not very possible to trace the source, but it might be educational and safer for us to know where it is being transferred from.  Family, job, children, shopping, restaurants?


"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything"

Albert Einstein

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34 minutes ago, Lyndsey33 said:

They need to quit adding to the total..like saying there are over 100,000 cases in PA. That's since the whole thing began. They need to just report how many are current but then they wouldn't scare people. I don't mean you Mr D. I mean the CDC.

58 is the 4 month running total. many have already recovered.

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Other states readily post info on: number of new cases, number of recovered cases, number of active cases,  number of hospitalized cases, and number of deaths.  It's even broken down by county.  I don't understand why PA won't release that data.  I read in an article about the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting thatTracy Zents (county Emergency Management director) discussed that the test positivity rate  in Jefferson County was up to 2.8% from 1.9%, so the numbers are out there but the public isn't getting them.  It's incredibly frustrating. 

 

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20 minutes ago, MIM307 said:

Other states readily post info on: number of new cases, number of recovered cases, number of active cases,  number of hospitalized cases, and number of deaths.  It's even broken down by county.  I don't understand why PA won't release that data.  I read in an article about the Jefferson County Commissioners meeting thatTracy Zents (county Emergency Management director) discussed that the test positivity rate  in Jefferson County was up to 2.8% from 1.9%, so the numbers are out there but the public isn't getting them.  It's incredibly frustrating. 

 

Whomever controls the data controls the message.  Transparency makes it difficult for politicians to spin fear to their advantage.

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3 minutes ago, Cacao said:

Whomever controls the data controls the message.  Transparency makes it difficult for politicians to spin fear to their advantage.

The State health department controls what are supposed to be the first line numbers. Good Luck with that.

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According to figures reported at noon today on health.pa.gov website:

Pennsylvania Covid-19 statistics

110,970 confirmed cases to date

    3,185 probable cases to date

       585 hospitalized currently

There are currently 918 ventilators in use for all purposes of which 103 are in use for covid-19 cases.

There have been a total of 1,142,414 negative test results to date

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