Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Morning Coffee... Rabbit Hole....

As always, It seems that nothing can be trusted as far as the information we are being subjected to.

So the info I share and post is for the sole purpose of sharing things that I find interesting and or links others have emailed. I have a bunch in the inbox and as time allows I will try and go through them.
As of now I am still working full time and trying to enjoy some nice spring weather here :)

Again, all links and info:
No warranties implied or otherwise noted.

Zombiedawg linked to this site below in a previous comment.

Lots of info and links to follow.  I don't know the veracity of the data or the site, so WYSIWYG.

Facts about Covid-19

Published: March 14, 2020; UpdatedApril 7, 2020
Languages: CZ, DE, EN, FR, ES, HE, HU, IT, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR
Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Updated daily, see below)

„The only means to fight the plague is honesty.“ Albert Camus, The Plague (1947)
According to the latest data of the Italian National Health Institute ISS, the average age of the positively-tested deceased in Italy is currently about 81 years. 10% of the deceased are over 90 years old. 90% of the deceased are over 70 years old.
80% of the deceased had suffered from two or more chronic diseases. 50% of the deceased had suffered from three or more chronic diseases. The chronic diseases include in particular cardiovascular problems, diabetes, respiratory problems and cancer.
Less than 1% of the deceased were healthy persons, i.e. persons without pre-existing chronic diseases. Only about 30% of the deceased are women.
The Italian Institute of Health moreover distinguishes between those who died from the coronavirus and those who died with the coronavirus. In many cases it is not yet clear whether the persons died from the virus or from their pre-existing chronic diseases or from a combination of both.
The two Italians deceased under 40 years of age (both 39 years old) were a cancer patient and a diabetes patient with additional complications. In these cases, too, the exact cause of death was not yet clear (i.e. if from the virus or from their pre-existing diseases).
The partial overloading of the hospitals is due to the general rush of patients and the increased number of patients requiring special or intensive care. In particular, the aim is to stabilize respiratory function and, in severe cases, to provide anti-viral therapies.
(Update: The Italian National Institute of Health published a statistical report on test-positive patients and deceased, confirming the above data.)


  Following some of the links I ended up looking up statistics for Influenza and pneumonia deaths vs the Covid19 deaths.

One link on twitter was a retweet of this site >>>

FLUTRACKERS.COM<<<   There are a lot of pages of information about the beginning of this back in January.

The link starts at this post:

Translation Google

2020-01-01 14:58:28Beijing News reporter: Zhang Sheng Kai Zhang Huilan aspect Editor: Wang Jing Yi

Wuhan South China Seafood Market has been closed, unexplained pneumonia has a mature surveillance system
Hong Wei (pseudonym) is the owner of an aquatic shop on Sixth Street in the Western District. He told the Beijing News that he only heard on the morning of December 31 that there were three shop owners who were often playing cards at a stall near Tenth Street two days ago. After that, he sent a WeChat greeting to one of the bosses, and the other party replied "infected with a virus".

Bai Xiaomei (pseudonym), a merchant from the Western District, said that a couple she knew who was doing business in the seafood market was also hospitalized, "for two or three days." According to her, both were pneumonia caused by a cold.

Another merchant on the Second Street in the West District told the Beijing News reporter that the merchant selling spices next door was first admitted to Wuhan Central Hospital on December 25, and then transferred to Wuhan Xiehe Hospital. The store is currently managed by his family.
Under the guidance of the owner, a reporter from the Beijing News found the storefronts of four shop owners who were hospitalized for pneumonia for unknown reasons. These stores operate vegetables, edible fungi, seasonings, fish and shrimp, etc., and are currently closed. Among the four stores, the vegetable store and the edible fungus store are adjacent, and the other two belong to different neighborhoods.  

CDC Tracking

A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity 

This CDC report provides a weekly summary and interpretation of key indicators being adapted to track the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  This includes information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data


Mr Gates...

Do You Trust Bill Gates?

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

This Shit Is Getting Out Of Hand.....

I Feel The Need To Post This As A Public Service To My Readers.....

  If you are familiar with the timeless landmark KOWLOON restaurant in Saugus MA, you can get Mai Tais and Scorpion Bowls to go.

Various Links That I Found To Be Interesting.....

  Coffee surfing before working outside today. Stay Safe.  

Again, all these are posted FWIW, YMMV, WYSIWYG...... 
The virus is bad we know that. How bad is what is being questioned. Some Famous words,

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
Rahm Emanuel


A couple Links:

 Bad Statistics <<< 

Mortality monitoring in Europe <<<

Welcome to the EuroMOMO website. We publish weekly bulletins of the all-cause mortality levels in up to 24 European countries or regions of countries. The weekly bulletin is published every Thursday around noon.


Some Twitter Threads, Scroll Through The Comments:


Some Youtube Videos:

This video from MMinLamesa over at ANODTOTHEGODS:


From Andrew Mather<<   
The link to Mr Mather was posted in a comment on the above video.

On The UK Lockdown<<

His video analysis:

Bored Parent = Sadistic Hilarity...

Saturday, April 4, 2020

That's Fuckin' Funny Right There....

Stardate..04/04/2020 6:00am...The Pulse Of Things...

   As of today things around the bunker are "off" but not to the point that some of you are experiencing. Essential businesses are open so I am working full time and trying to be as safe as possible with my fellow employees. It's weird having the constant voice in your head say "don't touch your face" "sanitize your hands" "are you 6 feet away"  "if that fucker coughs again, I'll kill 'em" etc.   We are trying to follow the CDC guidelines and any additional rules that corporate EHS deems necessary.

   I do know that sooner or later the CCP virus will show up then things will change. Until then, at work,  we are doing what we can.

      The "Boss of the house" is working from home. Restaurants are doing take out and delivery as well as selling beer and wine if you so choose. State liquor stores are open as well as all the other essential businesses. I make sure to be extra thankful the person behind the counter each time I need to shop. Just as the First Responders and Doctors and Nurses, they too are on the front lines.

Off work it's Social distancing, limited interaction with others, sanitizer in the car, projects around the house etc.  One good thing is that I have lost weight. I pretend everything has corona virus on it :). Other than my supply of adult beverages.

The past:

    Back at the end of January I was starting to see some of the puzzle pieces that were showing up on the the webz. Obviously, to those paying attention, and those talking about it, these various items raised a small flag but nothing of the concern or indication of what was coming.

( back in 2019) >>>  Chinese researcher escorted from lab in Winnipeg

 Harvard scientist arrested

 Trump, on Feb 4, had mentioned the virus in his State of the Union address.

China welding doors shut in Wuhan    << My inner voice said "what the fuck are they trying to contain?"  (Thoughts of "The Stand")

Then I saw talk of supply chain issues and how much we truly rely on China for all our products >>>  PROCTOR GAMBLE<<<

At this point I started adding extra items in the shopping cart and ordering extra from amazon.
Just in case. I also purchased extra items for family that are in Taxachusetts.

Which brings us to today:  MAP LINK HERE<<

I thought it would be interesting to get some basic info on how all of you, that stop by to visit, are doing.

Here are some simple polls:

Starting with this map that breaks up the states in defined areas.

If you are outside the USA please leave a comment about what you are experiencing in your area.

What Area Of The Country Are You In?

New England
Great Lakes
Rocky Mountains
Far West

Local Area

Big City
Small City
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Lock Down?

Stay At Home
Self Isolation
Business As Usual
Personal Choice To Limit Interactions
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Is This Really What It Seems?

We'll see


Nothing around here
It's around but nothing close to home
I know someone that has it
I know someone that recovered
I know someone in ICU, please keep them in your thoughts
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Some people are starting to talk about being really sick during the Winter of 2019-2020

I know PHIL mentioned being knocked down for about 3 days.

Was It Already Here?

I Was Really Sick No Idea What It Was
I Wasn't Sick But I know People That Were

Thanks for stopping by and answering the polls if you did.

Please stay safe out there.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020


An acquaintance recently went for a job interview. The person conducting the interview asked, "are you familiar with The Seven Rules of Reasoning?". He replied that he was not.  After the interview he began to ask other people if they'd ever heard of these seven rules. So, far no one has answered in the affirmative. He has tried Google, etc., but hasn't had any luck. Is anyone reading this is familiar with the said rules, please explain. The hotties are just eye candy so you hounddogs will stop and read the post! LOL


h/t to Skip

Stuck At Home With My Housekeeper

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H/T to Rusty @ Lakeshore

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From The Inbox....

Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months

  FWIW... I found this info posted on twitter. These are projections for what might happen going forward. You can spend some time navigating the links. I added a few below. I can't verify any of the data or forcasting methods I only share it for those that can or chose to.


The model was most recently updated at 6 a.m. Pacific, March 30, 2020. To view the changes, please visit our estimation updates page


This study presents the first set of estimates of predicted health service utilization and deaths due to COVID-19 by day for the next 4 months for each state in the US.


To determine the extent and timing of deaths and excess demand for hospital services due to COVID-19 in the US.

Design, Setting, and Participants

This study used data on confirmed COVID-19 deaths by day from WHO websites and local and national governments; data on hospital capacity and utilization for US states; and observed COVID-19 utilization data from select locations to develop a statistical model forecasting deaths and hospital utilization against capacity by state for the US over the next 4 months.



Main outcome(s) and measure(s)

Deaths, bed and ICU occupancy, and ventilator use.


IHME’s COVID-19 projections were developed in response to requests from the University of Washington School of Medicine and other US hospital systems and state governments working to determine when COVID-19 would overwhelm their ability to care for patients. 
The forecasts show demand for hospital services in each state, including the availability of ventilators, general hospital beds, and ICU beds. 
The demand for these services is expected to exceed capacity. 

COVID-19 US state-by-state projections  <<<< LINK

 When you go to the link look for this ( image below ) hit the interact bar. It will take you to the United States. You can toggle through the states if you like.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Skip sends a Coronavirus Playlist....

  • Lil Boosie – Wipe Me Down
  • The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
  • Ludacris – Move…Get Out The Way
  • Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
  • Next – Too Close
  • Robera Flack – Killin’ Me Softly
  • Peggy Lee – You Give Me Fever
  • Ne-Yo – So Sick
  • Jordin Sparks – No Air
  • Mc Hammer – Can’t Touch This
  • Travis Scott – SICKO MODE
  • Keith Murray – Home Alone
  • De La Soul – Me Myself And I
  • Soulja Boy – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  • Deborah Cox – Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here
  • Wyclef Jean – 911
  • Usher – You Don’t Have To Call
  • The Weekend – I Can’t Feel My Face 

Meanwhile, In Seattle...

 Does she realize that she's out?

Does Anyone Remember ♫♫ Planet P Project ♫♫ from the good ol '80's?

Reader Steve sends this.....

Greetings!   I have been enjoying your site daily for a couple years now.   Thank you for the variety of content.  Your work is greatly appreciated.

I was listening to a business report discussing the economic effects of closing businesses..   Someone complained that shutting down the factories and killing the stores was worse than the virus.   That line brought me back to a great album from the 80's   Planet P's  Pink World.

The title song, Pink Wold  https://youtu.be/6ubi2unmN4o?t=4m59s  is very fitting to our current crisis: 

Cancel all your credit cards and settle up your bills
Cause you won't need them anymore
Close down the factories
Blow up all the stores
Cause there's a pink world
Comin' down

Of course this album was written back in the days of our frivolous youth when all we had to worry about was nuclear armageddon.   (I miss those good ole days lately)

Another classic from the album that comes to mind with lockdowns everywhere is A Letter From The Shelter   https://youtu.be/6ubi2unmN4o?t=1h1m51s

Hope you enjoy them, please share if you do!
Thanks Steve! Irish