April 2020

Let the Great Absurd One blow: no censureship

An excellent argument for encouraging the media to go on doing what it does even though the present president doesn't have a clue what to do and if he did he'd do the opposite anyway because of his spiteful nature. -- blj

 

3-30-20

Chicago Tribune (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude

By Dahleen Glanton

Virus notes; April1, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) -- A positive note. Merced County Public Health Department told the Merced Sun-Star that it has opened two mobile specimen-collection sites. The specific location of the nearest site is provided "once patients secure the appointment" by being referred by a physician.  At the moment the sites are only open four hours a day, and apparently they were open for some period last week, but no results are reported yet. However, the director of the department, Dr.

Virus notes: April 3, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – As the lady doctor with the fabulous collection of chic silk scarves who appears with Trump daily to scold us on our failure to behave hygienically says, “Granularity” and “The Curve” are the watchwords of the day. Who knows what she means? It doesn’t matter. Her voice and manner must be reassuring to somebody. We just don’t know who. In other words, she must be there for some reason.

Or not. In the first place, causality is a very vague concept in the Trump administration. Secondly, the only cause of importance now is the course of the virus.

Virus notes: April 4-5, 2020

The Merced County Public Health Department reports that as of Friday, April 3, there were 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Merced County, three patients have recovered, and there are as yet no deaths from the virus in the county. The figures are broken down according to several categories that must make sense to Dr. Scarf in the White House, in constant search for granularity, but make no difference to members of the Merced County public, particularly those in high risk groups.

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Virus notes: April 6, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The numbers in Merced County remained the same today, 29 confirmed cases, one death, three recovered.

In California, confirmed cases grew to 6,342, 385 deaths, 307 recoveries.

In the United States, the number of confirmed cases grew to 369,629, deaths 10,941, recoveries, 19,810.

Globally, confirmed cases are 1,347,343, deaths, 74,769, and recoveries 284,882.

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Virus notes: April 7, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department reported today that there were 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19, still only one death, and three recoveries. In California, a total of 16,363 cases were reported to date, 387 deaths and 307 recoveries. In the United States, a total of 401,608 confirmed cases were reported to date, 12,902 deaths, and 22,398 recoveries. The global total to date is 1,430,453, deaths 82,133, and recoveries 301,385.

3-31-20

The Guardian

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Virus notes: April 9, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department reports that as of April 9, there are 52 (12 new) confirmed cases and three deaths.

California reports 19,691 cases (2,017 new) and 538 deaths (87 new).

The United States reports 469,021 cases (34,230 new) and 16,675 deaths (1,872 new).

The global report is 1,601,018 cases (116,207 new) and 95,718 deaths (7,180 new).

4-7-20

Circle of BlueCovid-19 Crisis Could Decimate Water Utility Revenue, Worsen Affordability Problems

/by Brett Walton

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Virus notes: April 12, 2020

4-12-20

MERCED (BLJ) Merced Public Health Department reports today that there are 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three dead. The largest group of infected last week were 10 health-care workers at the Sutter Health Rural Health Clinic in Los Banos.

California reports 21,374 cases (1,162 new) and 609 deaths (62 new).

The United States reports 558.768 cases (28,305 new) and 22,021 deaths (1,522 new).

The global report is: 1,846,680 cases (161.847 new) and 114,090 deaths (11,965 new).

4-9-20

nbc.com

Virus notes: April 13, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) -- Today, Merced County Public Health Department reported 69 cases (4 new) and 3 deaths.

California reported 23,915 cases (1,506 new) and 714 deaths (36 new).

The United States reported 587,752 cases (20,649 new) and 23,765 deaths (1.659 new).

Mexico reported 5,014 cases (353 new) and 332 deaths (36 new).

The global totals for the day are 1,920,918 cases (70,698 new) and 119,686 deaths (5,471 new).

 

Luke 4:12. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

 

Virus notes: April 14, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) –Merced County Public Health Department on April 14 reported 74 cases (5 new) and still, gratefully, only three deaths.

California reported 25,742 cases (2,442 new) and 789 deaths (102 new).

The United States reported 641,451 cases (26.699 new) and 29,897 deaths (6,132 new).

Mexico reported 5,399 cases (385 new) and 406 deaths (74 new).

The global report for April 14 is 2,008,977 cases (88,059 new) and 130,727 deaths (11,041 new).

 

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Virus notes: April 15, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department reported on April 15, that there were 78 cases of COVID-19 (nine new cses) and still only three deaths.

California reports 27,097 cases (1,355 new) and 889 deaths (100 new).

The United States reports 657,720 cases (38,797 new) and 33,460 deaths (6,348 new).

Mexico reports 5,847 cases (448 new) and 449 deaths (43 new).

The global pandemic report is 2,101,164 cases (75,083 new cases ) and 140,773 death (7,223 new).

 

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Virus notes: April 16, 2020, The Catastrophe

MERCED (BLJ) – Today, Merced County Public Health Department reported 82 cases (4 new) and three dead. Thirty-one cases were in Los Banos, 16 in Merced.

California reported 27,643 cases (969 new) and 951 deaths (93 new).

The United States reported 676,676 cases (34,757 new) and 34,784 deaths (6,385 new).

Mexico reported 6,297 cases (450 new) and 486 deaths (37 new).

The global report is 2,159,450 (94,645 new) and 145,568 deaths (8,490 new).

 

The Catastrophe

 

4-16-20

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Virus notes: April 18, 2020, Testing

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department on April 18 reported 85 cases of Covid-19 (three new) and three deaths.

California reported 28,963 cases (64 new cases) and 1,072 deaths (51 new).

New York reported 236,732 cases (7,090 new) and 17,671 deaths (3,035 new).

The United States reported 739,988 cases (33,679 new) and 38,928 deaths (2,321 new).

Mexico reported 7,497 cases (622 new) and 650 deaths (104 new).

The global report for the day was 2,310,572 cases (94,344 new) and 158,691 deaths (7,685 new).

 

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Virus notes: April 19, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) --   Merced County Public Health Department reported on April 19 that there were 90 cases of COVID-10 (five new) and three deaths.

California reported 28,963 cases (64 new) and 1,072 deaths (51 new).

New York reported 242,786 (6,054 new) and 17,671 deaths.

The United States reported 770,564 cases (30,576 new) and 41,115 deaths (2,186 new).

Mexico reported 8,261 cases (764 new) and 686 deaths (36 new).

The global report for the day was 2,404,249 cases (74,710 new) and 165.234 deaths (4,517 new).

 

Virus notes: April 20, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) -- The Merced County Public Health Department today reported 90 cases of COVID-19 (no new cases) and three deaths (no new deaths).

California reported 33,404 cases (4,441 new) and 1,203 deaths (131 new).

The state of New York reported 247,512 cases (4,726 new) and 17,671 deaths

The United States reported 799,515 cases (28,951 new) and 42,897 deaths (1,783 new).

Mexico reported 8,772 (511 new) and 712 deaths (26 new).

The global report for the day was 2,478,634 cases (74,309 new) and 170,389 deaths (5,151 new).

 

Virus notes: April 22, 2020

 

MERCED (BLJ) – Earlier this week, on a walk downtown, we came across a heartbreaking sight: 15 mourners outside a mortuary looking through its windows as they wept.
 

Merced County Public Health Department reported a total of 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by afternoon on April 22, (4 new cases) and three deaths.

California reported 37,343 cases (1,893 new cases) and 1,419 deaths (139 new).

The United States reported 855,255 cases (29,015 new) and 47,973 deaths (2,600 new).

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Virus notes: April 23, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – Today Merced County Public Health Department reported 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (six new) and three deaths.

California reported 39,009 cases (1,723 new) and 1,512 deaths (105 new).

United States reported 887,787 cases (35,084 new) and 50,177 deaths (2,427 new).

Mexico reported 11,633 cases (1.089 new) and 1,067 deaths (99 new).

The global report for the day was 2,689,338 (70,444 new) and 188,437 deaths (5,445 new).

 

4-22-20

New York Times

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Virus notes: April 24-25, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) --Merced County Public Health Department on April 24 reported 102 cases of COVID-19 (two new) and three deaths (unchanged).

California reported 41,338 cases (1,654 new) and 1,618 deaths (54 new),

The United States reported 952,585  cases (42,640 new) and 53,625 deaths (2,180 new).

Mexico reported 12,872 cases (1,239 new) and 1,221 deaths (152 new).

The global report for the day was 2,868,539 cases (79,224 new) and 201,502 deaths (5,727 new).

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Virus note: April 25, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department on April 26 reported 105 cases of COVID-19 (three new) and three deaths (unchanged).

California didn’t file a weekend report.

The state of New York reported 288,045 cases (5,902 new). New York hasn’t reported new deaths for a week.

The United States reported 985.975 cases (29,600 new) and 55,417 deaths (1.489 new).

Mexico reported 13,842 (970 new) cases and 1,305 deaths (84 new).

The global totals were 2,971,559 cases (74,024 new) and 206,544 deaths (3,664 new).

A week ago:

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Virus notes: April 28, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department on April 28 reported 116 cases of COVID-19 (11 new since April 26) and still only three deaths.

California reported 45,218 cases (1,515 new) and 1,793 deaths (73 new).

The United States reported 1,025,242 cases (24,942 new) and 58,033 deaths (1,937 new).

Mexico reported 16,752 cases (1,223 new) and 1,569 deaths (135 new).

The global total reported was 3,083,468 cases (81,164 new) and 213,824 deaths (5,694 new).

 

4-27-20

Bloomberg News

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The "voluntary agreement" on water fails

Gov. Gavin Newsom began his term with a quixotic act of well-intentioned malfeasance: he proposed voluntary agreement as the solution for California’s water problems. The price: the coming extinction for one or more fish species in the Delta. He now seems to be returning to court, the only place the people have a chance against the lawless Westlands Water District and its lobbyist, David Bernhardt, secretary of Interior, and the malignant narcissist on top of the manure pile.

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Virus notes: April 30, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – This morning the Merced County Public Health Department on April 30 reported 125 cases of COVID-19 (nine new) and still only three deaths. As of 4 p.m. there are 131 according to the County, an increase of six since 10 a.m.. There are still only three reported deaths in the county. An increase of six cases in as many hours is alarming.

California reported 46,828 cases (2,346 new) and 1,954 deaths (81 new).

The United States reported 1,077,473 cases (27,014 new) and 62,444 deaths (1,970 new).

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