Archive for the ‘Coronavirus’ Category

Plugging Bad Data and Leakers

Maybe we’re not getting the best outcomes from having the products of our warped political system basing life-and-death decisions on charts that some operative’s google results spat out which nobody on that dais understands but is now stuck with. From July 2:
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Today:
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The obvious questions:

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Reflecting Pools

Time for reflection on this coronavirus mess including my big five issues that nobody seems to be addressing.

But first, State Senator Declan O’Scanlon summed it up on June 16 this way:
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I agree and anyone wondering whether indoor pools can open must feel the same way since we had this tweet on Thursday:

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Counting NJ Deaths – June Update

Comparing the provisional figures of deaths in New Jersey by county released by New Jersey’s Center for Health Statistics and Informatics to deaths attributed to coronavirus by county as of June, 2020 in this updated spreadsheet shows the gap we had a couple of months ago almost gone and deaths from all sources reported in June, 2020 being at the lowest level in six years.

Could Covid-19 be saving lives?

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NJ Covid-19 Death (and Taxes) Spike

As announced last week, New Jersey dug up some more covid-19 deaths:
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How did they come up with those extra deaths?

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Deferred or Cut $5.2 Billion of Expenditures

Apparently there is a list:
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The response was to this question about $1.4 million of those cuts:
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Was the $684 million pension contribution included and, if so, was it in the deferral or cut column? Can’t tell from the full response:

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NJ Pandemic Response Team Tweets

This week a group of “NJDOH and NJDHS officials behind the scenes, exposing this administration’s failures in the COVID-19 pandemic” turned from letters to tweets. After some cutting and pasting here are their first eleven.

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CWA Dictated Furlough Plan

It was announced today that the Communication Workers of America has come up with a furlough, not layoff, plan:
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To which the obvious question was posed – “Is this it?”
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To which the obvious non-answer was wheeled out:
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NJ Covid-19 Deaths To Spike Next Week

Apparently it would be helpful to the Biden people to dig up more deaths:
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Looking over provisional figures of deaths in New Jersey by county released by New Jersey’s Center for Health Statistics and Informatics deaths (averaging about 6,000 per month) have spiked in 2020 above what has been attributed to Covid-19:

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Transmitting Garbage

An important question, speculated on here, was posed today at Murphy’s coronavirus briefing/rally:
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I can’t stop you from watching the eight minutes of responses as you won’t find anything on metrics or how the Rt has been under one for months now but, if you must, this is how you can expect to feel afterwards:

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Not Seeing the Science

A judge was convinced by the arguments of the Murphy administration last Friday that Asbury Park restaurants should not open for indoor dining.

The brisk ruling from state Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy, a former state attorney general, says Asbury Park is “enjoined and restrained from executing, implementing or otherwise enforcing” it recent ordinance permitting city restaurants to offer indoor dining at least until the next hearing in the case July 10.

According to Thomas DeSeno, an attorney from Asbury Park from a piece in moremonmouthmusings.net, scientific evidence did not do the convincing.

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