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Virus notes: July 3, 2020: medical politicians

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department on July 3 reported 1,208 cases (156 new since July 1) of Covid 19, and 11 deaths.

California reported 248,235 cases (8,040 new) and 6,263 deaths (100 new).

Arizona reported 87,425 cases (3,333 new) and 1,757 deaths (37 new).

Texas reported 175,977 cases (7,915 new) and 2,525 deaths (44 new).

Florida reported 178,594 cases (9,488 new) and 3,684 deaths (67 new).

The United States reported 2,844,072 cases (102,231 new) and 131,416 deaths (1,269 new).

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Virus notes: July 1, 2020; Consequences

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department on June 30 reported 1,064 Covid-19 cases (240 new since June 26) and 11 deaths. On July 1, the case number was up to 1,131 (67 new); deaths remain the same at 11.

 

Like so many American communities during this pandemic, some of our leaders became public enemies, and some other “leaders”  followed along. The result is that local government is now unable to control the spread of the virus.

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The Merced Way: defund Parks&Rec to pay cops

We were reminded of past malfeasance in the City of Merced against the Parks and Recreation Department while watching the June 15 meeting of the City Council. A number of speakers from South Merced denounced city staff and elected officials for plundering the department to backfill the police budget.

 

This is an old game in Merced. Whenever budget shortfalls arrive, parks and rec are sure to suffer.

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Virus notes: June 26, 2020 -- Public enemies

MERCED (BLJ) June 26, 2020 --Merced County Public Health Department this afternoon reported 824 cases of Covid-19 (83 new in two  days) and 11 deaths (3 new).

California reported 200,461 cases (4,890 new) and 5,112 deaths (79 new).

Texas reported 137,624 cases (5,707 new) and 2,324 deaths (24 new).

Florida reported 122,960 cases (8,942 new) and 3,366 deaths (39 new).

The United States reported 2,511,453 cases (46,326 new) and 126,924 deaths (706 new).

Mexico reported 208,392 cases (5,441 new) and 25,779 deaths (719 new).

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Virus notes: June 24, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – On June 24, the Merced County Public Health Department reported 741 cases of coronavirus (179 new since June 19) and 10 deaths (2 new).

California reported 190,222 cases (7,149 new) and 5,632 deaths (57 new).

The United States reported 2,425,975 cases (34,649 new) and 123,730 deaths (745 new).

The global count for the day is 9,394,558 cases (240,326 new) and 481,078 deaths (7,428 new).

 

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Virus notes: June 19, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department on June 19 reported 562 cases (44 new) and 8 deaths.

California reported 165,416 cases (4,317 new) and 5,360 deaths (70 new).

United States reported 2,263,770 cases (29,722 new) and 120,866 deaths (665 new).

The global report for the day was 8,546,919 cases (93,839 new) and 456,726 deaths (4,206 new).

 

Virus notes: June 17, 2020 -- Spike in Merced

MERCED (BLJ) – Merced County Public Health Department on June 17 reported 518 cases and eight deaths (and increase of one). Merced no longer reports the number of new cases – just another example of the omnipresent flak or PR or “public informationing” endemic to American government from the lowest to highest levels. It is an increase of 109 cases in four days, possibly as many as 73 between June 16 and June 17.

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The water war of all against all in the south San Joaquin Valley

 

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Groundwater

Central Valley water districts take aim at each other’s groundwater plans

June 8, 2020  •  by Lois Henry

https://sjvwater.org/central-valley-water-districts-take-aim-at-each-oth...

There is no tougher playground than California’s water world.

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