Coronavirus

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Frederick County has a total of 1,682 positive COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, according to the Frederick County Health Department.

The number of positive cases increased by 29 between Friday and Saturday.

In the same time period, 26 people were released from isolation, bringing the county's total to 969. No new deaths were reported on Saturday, leaving the county's total at 100.

Maryland saw 1,071 new positive cases since Friday, and the state now has 45,495 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Maryland Department of Health. As of Saturday, 1,320 people in Maryland remain hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus, which is a decrease of nine people since Friday.

Thirty-eight more deaths were confirmed on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 2,130. This might not include accurate up-to-date information from all reporting counties.

ICU beds in use rose to 524 from 506 on Friday. The number of total beds and acute beds in use continues to remain steady.

The Frederick County Health Department recently launched its own COVID-19 dashboard where the public can track the county's coronavirus data.

Additionally, the county now has more testing sites, at the Walmart on Guilford Drive and two CVS locations, one on Liberty Road in Frederick and one on Rotary Avenue in New Market. Appointments must be made in advance.

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GreenAcres21770

...and what occurred 14 days ago???? Mother's Day. I hope it was worth it to those that broke the rules......

bosco

And what was the impact of those whom you assume "broke the rules". Was there a spike or was it another non-event like Spring Break in Florida. Wait two weeks from Memorial Day and we'll see if the media's doom and gloom predictions land with another thud. [ninja]

petersamuel

Rules deserve respect only when they have clear rationale -- when they work. Evidence grows that most of the lockdown is ineffectual. Florida with its more permissive policies has no more covid deaths than Maryland despite having over three times our population and lots of retirees.

jagman

And the UK has apparently figured out the lockdowns were overblown.

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/uk-pivoted-strict-lockdown-just-it-was-downgrading-covid-19-threat

And this Neil Ferguson cat needs to be captured and held responsible for the whole fiasco. He's a fraud. he bills himself as an "epidemiologist" but his discipline is Physics. Even he didn't believe his own modeling as he violated the "rules" and got caught. Read about him here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Ferguson_(epidemiologist)

Just like governor blackface in Virginia got caught recently violating state lock down orders. And then there is gov ratchet's hubby in Michigan. Got caught running his power boat...in clear violation of state mandated rules.

Standard "do as I say, not as I do" garbage from our "betters".

jagman

Meanwhile, the CDC is now publishing material suggesting this virus is a whole lot less lethal than originally hyped.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

We destroyed the economy for this?

phydeaux994

Scoreboard! Scoreboard! Scoreboard!

anthonylapara

Hate to say this, Frederick is the SAME town its always been!! Dull, boring and an elite of people trying to run and control things. So the only thing that has change is we don't have restaurants and bars open. That's that only thing that made this place livable.

petersamuel

The Covid-19 death toll of 100 here in FredCo (250,000 people) is bad. That 100 is more than the totals of deaths in 12 whole states: UT 97, ID 79, ME 77, WV 72, VT 54, ND 52, SD 59, HI 17, MT 16,WY 12, AK 10. Most of these have much larger populations, of course, than our county. Deaths per million of population here in FredCo are 400 versus 40/m in next door West Virginia. And we're a lot worse here in FredCo than quick-to-reopen states like FL 104/m, GA 172/m, and a lot worse than SD 57/m which never shutdown at all. This virus isn't "under control" anywhere. And while we can reduce our danger personally one by one, it looks like it's beyond the control of any lockdown orders. Over half of the deaths are in nursing homes, so the good news is if you're not, your risk is pretty low.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

I was told I couldn’t attend this morning but I should tithe to ensure I maintain a good standing with with the Lord.

bosco

The business of organized religion is business.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Off to church this morning to prepare my funeral arrangements.

Greg F

People in stores taking masks off to use phones...roving teen gangs totally flouting masks rules at all (seem twice yesterday), an RV party in a Workman’s Mill parking lot...nobody with a mask and all way too close and elderly...store clerks not distancing nor patrons and many with masks down and not over noses or just loose. This rise is expected. Not an ounce of sympathy if you’re one of them and get sick at this point. You know better and just don’t care. A Darwin Award awaits you.

bosco

Folks have been complaining about such things here for weeks - crowded G-Mart with people not wearing masks, crowded Home Depot, and more. The apocalypse didn't happen after those reports and the numbers of deaths continue to drop. We'll see if there is a cause and effect from your observations in two weeks.

I, too, have little sympathy for people who do not wear their mask when required or correctly. But then, I have little sympathy for people who don't avail themselves of the annual flu vaccine. I have little sympathy for motorcyclists who don't where a helmet when it's not required by state law. I have little sympathy for people who don't wear a PFD anythime they are in a boat on water. I have zero sympathy for people who don't bother to wear a seatbelt. I do, hope however, that they have signed organ donor cards. There is only so much that the government can do to protect people from themselves.

As research continues by the CDC, we'll be adapting to changing guidelines.

Stay safe and keep washing those hands.[ninja]

gabrielshorn2013

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awteam2000

Bosco, Gabe and all you Clorox bleach drinkers out there, I remember when folks on these threads said: it’s a Democrat hoax’s. If you hadn’t been to China or in contact with someone from China, you had nothing to wary about. Trump has it all under control. It’s no worse then the flu.

That was only 3 months ago. NOW, TODAY 1.7 million cases in America with close to 100,000 fatalities. 30% of all deaths from the Coronavirus in the world with only 4.5% of the world’s population. Somebody “screwed the pooch”.

Should I pull up past comments stored in the fnp archives to refresh your memories?

I don’t understand your comparisons. If someone doesn’t wear a seatbelt how does that impact you? Not to mention car fatalities or flu deaths in a year don’t come close to the carnage over the last three months caused from the coronavirus.

And finally, “As research continues by the CDC, we'll be adapting to changing guidelines” to cover Trump’s narrative. Trump’s poison has infected our national health organizations that we all count on.

Like Trump, your “sympathy” is irrelevant.

Coffee Power

[whistling] no comments from those named! Lol! You busted their flip flopping support of a known hater..45!

jsklinelga

aw

Clorox bleach drinkers and its a Democrat's hoax.. You are true blue to the Democrat's hoax. (Definition of a hoax "a humorous or malicious deception?) Distort much? A simply ridiculous comment

gabrielshorn2013

Yeah, this from the guy who couldn't figure out how to use the CDC website, even after it was painstakingly explained to him. Plus aw, you will also have to agree that I said the bleach and UV thing was nonsense, so put away your political hack bs. Cobbler, stick to your last.

awteam2000

Gabe, I clearly touched a nerve. You clearly had some understanding of epidemics but your conclusions have now been proven mistaken.

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gabrielshorn2013 Mar 4, 2020 11:17am

Who do you test aw, and when? If folks are contagious before showing symptoms, you would have to test everyone...multiple times.

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awteam2000 Mar 4, 2020 2:41pm

Look on the CDC Website. I’m sure there are protocols for infectious disease isolation. They may not share that with the public but I’m sure I am not the only one that could come up with a containment method.

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gabrielshorn2013 Mar 4, 2020 4:00pm

“ Well, what's your plan then? It looks like the virus may have an extended incubation and contagious period, beyond the 14 days originally thought. So, anyone traveling in China in December may have brought it into the US, if it was a single point source. It could also be Italy, or Iran (although we can't travel there), or Japan. or Singapore, or S. Korea. Anyone contacting anyone from those countries either directly, or by contacting an environmental surface (airplane seats, tables or chairs, taxi seats, door handles, etc.) could then become an asymptomatic carrier, and bring it here. So since they were coming into any number of airports in the US, do we take a sample, then perform a RT-PCR analysis on them all before allowing any of them on a plane? Do we test anyone upon landing, and keep them at the airport until their PCR test clears them (provided their viral load was high enough to be detected). What if their viral load is insufficient, and below the LOD of the assay? They still get in and spread the disease once the virus replicates. As I said, it is naive to think that spread in the US would not happen once COVID-19 blew up so fast in China. There was (is) just too much international travel, and the disease seems to be too contagious, to prevent it.

Here is an article from The Lancet that may explain it for you. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30074-7/fulltext

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awteam2000 Mar 4, 2020 6:50pm

Gabe, December was when it was first recognized as an infectious decease. The US didn’t recognize it as a threat until mid January. We don’t know how early it started or how many people entered the country, where it spread to, who died from it before it was known, or who are carriers. It could be a epidemic of “Typhoid Mary’s” walking around. We don’t know.

My response as a layperson is first, public awareness, direction, testing, insulation from potential infected areas and setting up travel zones. I would establish a process to review geographic areas, time and contacts of the potential infected that came in contact with any fatal or tested positive for the infected.

Identify where they were in the potential Incubation period, contacts ( family, friends, associates and others.). Using that criteria as a priority for testing. Then go from that data to next steps to focused quarantine. Testing anyone who may have come into contact with a fatality. There are 11 now. Mostly in a suburban in the Seattle proximity. This may or may or not be the point of origin but could reduce the further spread of the disease. Their is now a fatal victim in California.

Putting your eggs all in one basket expecting some scientist to come up with a vaccination in the short term for a disease that you don’t understand is rather foolish. But there are steps we should prevent others from spreading the disease.”

phydeaux994

bosco, two things from yesterday’s COVID-19 article. 1. You taunting those of us who are “hiding under the covers”. I do all the going out in our house. I do all the grocery shopping, pharmacy pickups, gas station trips, Home Depot, where I order online and pick up. My wife had radiation treatments last Fall so her immune system is compromised and she hasn’t gone out much. I go out very early in the morning or late in the evening when the stores aren’t busy to limit my exposure as best I can so I hopefully won’t bring it home to her. We do go for some long rides with the dogs to get them out of the house for a bit. We are both 80 and very vulnerable so I try to stay away from the GOB’s who think they’re giving up their 1st Amendment Rights by wearing a mask. Peace. 2. You saying you’re “asking the questions that need to be asked” implying you are carrying on some serious debate. I must have missed that day. Your basic comments are taunting and criticizing and bragging. You are a leader of the pack, a.k.a. BTT(BullyTagTeam). Serious debate isn’t in your repertoire.

bosco

Yawn, same old same old Fido. You have a nice weekend. [ninja]

DickD

That's great comment, phy. [thumbup]

rbtdt5

Why are you going out?

Greg F

Food, medical needs and not more. Why are you?

rbtdt5

Why are you not getting those things delivered? I am not scared and like being outdoors.

vodalone

Sounds to me from your lengthy experiences you’re going out much more than needed.

awteam2000

Rdtdt5, the restrictions, precautions and guidelines weren’t put in place to challenge ones comfort with taking risk, freedom, or liberty (it’s not a test of ‘machoism’, who’s the most daring or meek) but for the general public’s safety from those inclined to selfishly, or ignorantly ignore the safety of others. You do understand that. Right?

So if you want to play out some personal fantasy as being ‘Rambo’, daring the Coronavirus to infect you, ‘go for it’. You can play-out your fantasy but keep your distance from others, wear a mask and if you choose not to wash your hands remember you’re putting yourself and closest contacts at great risk only so you can play with yourself.

Just think how many lives have been saved and extended over the millenniums by the simple inventions of shoes and indoor plumbing.... can you see where I’m going ... Most people today wouldn’t knowingly step into a environment that would shorten their lives, bringing it home to infect their family or even others. But selective choice is still a popular concept.

rbtdt5

AW - my reply to Greg F is exactly what you said "Most people today wouldn’t knowingly step into a environment that would shorten their lives, bringing it home to infect their family or even others. But selective choice is still a popular concept."

My question was, why is he still going out if he doesn't feel 100% safe? What can't be delivered?

phydeaux994

rb, be afraid for your family, friends and neighbors. Do you understand that for millions of people being poor, jobless and hungry isn’t new. And in many cases they are being hit the hardest by this catastrophe. Quit whining, and when you go out wear a mask so you don’t infect others if you have it. And don’t believe the Bill Gates Conspiracy Theory.

rbtdt5

Phy - I simply asked a question. Sorry that I sound whiny for asking for clarification. I just want to know why someone, who seems very concerned, is venturing out and going into and supporting places that he believes are putting his life at risk. Even AW says most people would not knowingly step into an environment that Greg is describing so I'm wondering why he is choosing to that? Medical supplies and food can be delivered.

StupidPaywall

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DeplorableLocalVeteran

He’s killing his base and his economy because he’s genetically inferior.

Greg F

Whatever Goebbels.

jsklinelga

It would not matter if you went to a party or not. The stores were packed. The trails were packed. The campgrounds were packed. If your religious, pray. If not, hope for a positive outcome. We needed this.

Curious. If the county had 1600 + cases and almost a 1000 have been released from isolation and a 100 have died , how many people actually have the virus in our population of 250,000? That would be informative.

rbtdt5

Wait for two weeks. I was at parties today that will kill half the county soon. Well, not half the county but should be a good spike. People stay in or DIE!!!!!!!!!! Sorry some missed a beautiful day.

lifeisuseless

Once this virus kills one of your loved ones, your view on it wil change. I hope in your case this does not happen, and that youf negligence is not somehow responsible.

thump1202

Won't be taking life advice from a guy whose username is "lifeisuseless" just saying...

Greg F

Won’t be taking advice from a trump supporter and bleach injections either.

rbtdt5

Wow, you have a crystal ball. Can I borrow it sometime?

lifeisuseless

I am speaking from a place of experience, and concern for your clear lack of it. I have lost a dear friend to this. The person whom passed was not in a risk group. One cannot predict something like this. I hope for your sake that your clear lack of compassion does not come back to bite.

rbtdt5

Well, isn't life useless anyway?

rbtdt5

Sorry about your friend, but my friends, family and I all know the risks. This is killing .0005%. If you catch it in Frederick County, you currently have a .005% chance of dying. I will take my chances and live life vs living in isolation

bosco

rbtdt5, never let statistics get in the way of politicizing an emergency (sarcasm alert) [ninja]

awteam2000

Rdtdt5, so how many deaths would there be at a .05 ratio if everyone caught Covid-19 in Maryland with a population of 6 million people? Currently there are 46,313 testing positive out of 245,000 tested and 2,313 fatalities. At that rate how many will test positive and how many will die? There are variables.

Turn in your report in the morning.

lifeisuseless

You are welcome to do what you feel is best. I hope you and your family stay safe.

rbtdt5

So you want me to do a report on speculation. We saw how well the experts did. I will still with true data

jagman

Here is an eye-bleeding report that essentially says upward of 60% of the population may be immune to COVID-19. Based on blood samples collected a few years before CV-19 was out of the bag.

https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2820%2930610-3

This report, once finally published, and the new CDC documentation of a much lower death rate will make it much more difficult for lockdown governors (and now lockdown mayors defying state loosening orders) to continue those policies.

Ystj

I have had loved one pass unfortunately. All had underlying health issues. Everyone I know who has been healthy survived - just like the flu. I personally don’t socially distance. It’s more concerning to my families health to be a hermit. My choice.

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