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  1. Roy, who is panicking? All I see are hardware stores and grocery stores that are jam packed. Everything else feels like it is 1970. Kids playing in their yards, parents and older folks going on walks, and plenty of people on staycations. You want panic, watch Florida and the Gulf Coast evacuate just before a major hurricane hits. Watch people in California who stayed too late as the foothill fires start line jumping. These are panics. What we have here is a controlled frenzy, and you don’t like the media holding our elected leaders’ toes to the burgeoning fire.
  2. Shoot, anytime a roving reporter stands on an overpass with a film crew, there is a sudden run on milk, flour, and street salt at Schnucks. It’s like Chuck Berry is ringing a Pavlovian Bell.
  3. Dennis, I agree totally with you. Over half the Japanese force was killed in combat, and they knew there was zero chance they could win the battle with no reinforcements. I heard stories at the VFW that it was as bad as Korea. Please give your uncle kudos from me.
  4. And the Aleutian Island attacks were part and parcel of the Battle of Midway. One task force with the two aged carriers went north, while the main Japanese task force with the four modern carriers went to hit Midway, in an attempt to draw the three American frontline carriers from Pearl, while also capturing the three runways at Midway. Not known to the Japanese admiral, all three American carriers lurked to the east of the Japanese carrier group, with Nimitz commanding, and they turned the battle, incredibly sinking or rendering inoperative all four Japanese flattops. We had naval superiority in the Pacific for the rest of the war. Google can get you some of the info. Having the connecting info can also be useful in understanding context. The Japanese wanted to capture Dutch Harbor, and they failed miserably. Occupation of Attu and the other island were face saving gestures of minor consequence, to be cleaned up when the Army had time.
  5. Nice moving target, Dennis. Somehow, I misspelled Ellwood. You do realize this plays perfectly in buttressing my point about media panics, does it not?
  6. Dennis, both the Peal Harbor and the Aleutian Islands bases attacks were delivered from planes using Japanese Navy aircraft carriers at sea.
  7. By Japanese-Americans throughout America, or from aircraft carriers at sea, Dennis? And here is another great stats filled article in the NYT. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/27/upshot/coronavirus-new-york-comparison.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage and a good story on vaccine logistics https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/health/chicken-egg-flu-vaccine-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
  8. Roy, maybe you never heard about the West Coast press agitating about the seditious Japanese-Americans, which resulted in 120,000 people being interred in relocation camps for the duration of WW2. Perhaps you remember the media frenzy over Iraq/Hussein trying to obtain enriched yellowcake from Niger, a fictitious piece of intelligence which helped tip us into a war with Iraq. Y2K was a good one, as well.
  9. Brian, right you are. They tracked infected individuals via cell phone gps back in time, and then went to businesses and public transit workers and tested them. They jumped all over this and fought it tooth and nail, which is reflected in their low, low infection rate. Seoul is 10 Million people and no hospitals are even at capacity.
  10. Just to give people some perspective, South Korea managed to curtail their epidemic by testing at a rate of 600 tests/100,000 people, over 300,000 tests. They then drilled down into contact testing by using cell phone tracking of infected individuals. They added social distancing and directed quarantining, and most importantly, they tested early, and with massive numbers of tests. We now are at about 200 tests/100,000 people. Our testing numbers will explode once hospitals and the VA get their programs up and running.
  11. Dr Kelsey, is your doctorate a PhD or an MD? Asking respectfully, as many MDs would not advance that observation this early in the epidemic.
  12. Flu deaths are a problem as well. That is why the CDC dishes out over $8 million a year in grants to help design the next year flu vaccine, and then the federal government last year paid to manufacture over 162 million immunizations, open sourced the “formula” so private industry could make another 7-10 million shots. This is why many insurance plans cover the cost on its entirety, or with a minuscule copay. Our company offered it free at work through a visiting nurse. The medical community does everything in its power to publicize, educate, immunize, and treat the common flu. Why do people not get the shot? Why, oh why, do we castigate the medical community for not doing enough about the flu? This is an utterly false canard(there is your new vocabulary word, Roy!) They do their damndest faced with the flu, and now they have corona. Medical professionals are getting sick at a higher rate than the general population. They need our help and PPE, not scorn.
  13. There are so many opportunities to incorporate elements of the famed Greek and Shakespeare tragedies here.
  14. Palm Beach county had two medical professionals test positive Yesterday, so a couple hospitals are undergoing directed testing for all the staff they contacted for the past four days. This virus is a hydra.
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