COVID-19: April 27, 2020

COVID-19: April 27, 2020

Local Impact:

  • Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that he is extending Louisiana’s stay-at-home order through May 15, saying some regions haven’t shown enough progress in fighting the coronavirus outbreak to lessen widespread restrictions on businesses and public gatherings. (Associated Press)

  • When bars eventually re-open, it might be at only 25% of their legal occupancy rates.

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Personal Impact:

  • The Pat O’s entertainers have been doing live-streamed shows, one at a time, each from our own houses. My turn is coming Friday, May 1.

  • I’ve been busy for the last couple of weeks learning OBS Studio broacast software. Also bought an Scarlett 2i2 audio interface to enable the use of proper microphones and not just use the laptop microphone. Running the mics through the Scarlett, then through Garageband for reverb, then piping that output to OBS.

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He’s so damn stupid

THE PRESIDENT: So I asked Bill a question that probably some of you are thinking of, if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY BRYAN: We’ll get to the right folks who could.

THE PRESIDENT: Right. And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me.

I would like you to speak to the medical doctors to see if there’s any way that you can apply light and heat to cure. You know — but if you could. And maybe you can, maybe you can’t. Again, I say, maybe you can, maybe you can’t. I’m not a doctor. But I’m like a person that has a good you know what. [pointing to his head]


Trump apologists’ defense has been obliterated by But Lysol’

This was an extended conversation reflecting the grotesque ignorance and total unfitness of the man who at every turn has failed to protect the country during the worst domestic crisis since the Great Depression. It illustrated how he intellectually corrupts those around him, forcing them to sacrifice their own credibility to defend his inanities.

The more Trump’s sycophantic aides defend him, the worse he looks and the greater the concern that he has created a cult that is unable to inform or educate him.

We have the perfect encapsulation of a president whose defects make him not simply useless but a menace to America.

Jennifer Rubin

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Your Moment Of Zen

  • music by David Lang
  • words from a 1918 U.S. government document,
  • with the names of Philadelphians who fell victim to the influenza of 1918

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Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus landing page

Louisiana Dept. of Health: Coronavirus landing page, Twitter

City Of New Orleans Coronavirus updates, Twitter

NYT Map tracking every case

91-DIVOC is an interactive visualization of the exponential spread of COVID-19

IHME COVID-19 Projections