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calendar   Monday - April 06, 2020

Bread By The Liter

Same basic recipe, slightly different technique. No extended autolyse. Mixed it all together, let it sit 1/2 hour, then power knead until all the dough pulls up and away from the mixing bowl. It’s still a “no knead” bread recipe, but I know better. You have to knead it some at the beginning for better results.

Put it in the Cambro rising bucket; it made exactly 1 liter of dough. 1363gm, because you lose a little water during the rest and the knead. Let it get going for 90 minutes on the counter, then onto the top shelf of the fridge until tomorrow.

This makes two nice sized loaves, which is a dough load size that my mixer is happy with. And unless I can find some bread flour, this is about the last artisanal bread I’ll be making for a while.

400gm KABF
150gm Whole wheat
50gm rye flour
50gm All Purpose flour ( Gold Metal )
13gm kosher salt
487gm 90°F water
200gm sourdough starter, fed 4 hours previous

I store the starter in the fridge. I feed it every week or so. I brought it out this morning, gave it some AP and water for breakfast. It smelled like old sneakers. A few hours later it smelled sweet. So I fed it again. By this evening it smelled even better, so I made dough. And fed the starter a little more, and put it back in the fridge for next time. When the aroma changes from eeewww to yumm, it’s ready to use.

So tomorrow I’ll cut it in half, work one half into shape and let it rise up in the banneton, then bake it. The other half will go back in the cold, and we’ll see how it is the day after that.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/06/2020 at 09:23 PM   
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Trump Gets It Done, Again

Navy Hospital Ship In NYC Will Now Handle COVID Patients

The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with about 1,000 beds that recently arrived in New York City, will soon be able to accept COVID-19 patients after it had originally been set up as an overflow facility for non-coronavirus patients.

President Trump said he spoke with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and that both states plan to utilize the ship.

“New Jersey is a hot spot,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “So Gov. Murphy and Gov. Cuomo are going to be using the ship…it’s set for COVID. Hopefully that will be very helpful to both states.”

“That is a welcome relief, and the president granted the request - he did it quickly,” Mr. Cuomo said on MSNBC.

“If you help me for New York, I will call it the way it is and say you delivered, and he delivered today,” Mr. Cuomo said. “And if I don’t think the federal government is meeting its responsibility, I’ll say that.”

The president swiftly granted a similar request last week to allow the Javits Convention Center in New York City, which has been set up as a makeshift 2,500-bed hospital, to accept coronavirus patients.

Both the Comfort and the Javits Center were originally supposed to be for non-COVID patients and had been intended to free up space for coronavirus patients at other hospitals as New York strains to accommodate the increased demand.



Governor Cuomo will probably be the “emergency shoe-in” candidate to replace senile dementia patient Joe Biden. Given the “emergency” I’m expecting he won’t even primary. The primaries are cancelled anyway. Bernie who?? They’ll simply take an applause vote at the convention ... if it actually gets held ... and give him the green light. So watch Cuomo shift from Big Gov Left Wing Radical to Man Of ALL The People over the next months. OTOH, the only way he’s going to get there is to play second fiddle to President Trump.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/06/2020 at 05:48 PM   
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Beyond Stupid, Beyond TDS. Actual Evil

Ohio Rep: Charge Trump “Crimes Against Humanity” For Promoting HCQ + Z-Pack


Can’t spell pandemic without “dem” “panic”.
So fan the flames of fear 24-7, and use everything as a political weapon because OrangeManBad. And play can-you-top-this with both the batshit crazy ideas and the marching jackboots of excessive governmental power.

A Democratic state representative in Ohio said she “can’t take it anymore” and vowed to refer President Trump to the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity” over Trump’s promotion of a drug that has not been conclusively proven to fight the coronavirus.

State Rep. Tavia Galonski tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing. The drug, normally used to treat malaria, is one of several that the president has pointed to as showing promise in the fight against COVID-19, but its effectiveness has been a subject of debate.

And do you know why this has been a subject of debate? Because President Trump suggested it. At which point every TDS sufferer in the world started screaming about how terrible, worthless, and dangerous it is. And all the stick-in-the-mud Deep Staters and change-resistant process addicts in the medical world chimed right in. Aided by the DemMSM, who cannot mention the treatment without pimping up how “risky” it is.

It does not matter to them at all that the rest of the world is using this approach and finding moderate or better levels of success. It does not matter that hundreds of millions of people have taken chloroquine, often for decades each, for more than 70 years with almost no significant side effects or negative reactions. Or that doctors have been handing out azithromycin, aka Z-Pack, for more than 20 years, also with negligible side effect. So even if this combo is mostly ineffective it will be at least innocuous.  But every report from everywhere about how it does actually work, and quite well thank you, is dismissed out of hand as “merely anecdotal” or “at best subjective” because Official Medicine hasn’t done a 10 year long multi-part billion dollar study. Field data from all over the work doesn’t count. Because they are all frightened little bunnies who can only follow process and have no ability to think on their own or take the slightest chance on something new. Because malpractice?

“I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow,” Galonski said. “Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one.”

The Hague is the site of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which boasts 123 state parties. The United States is not one of them. Only member states or non-members who accept the ICC’s jurisdiction can make referrals. Alternatively, the United Nations Security Council can also refer a matter for investigation.

“Crimes against humanity” is a category of offense that the ICC handles. The court provides a list of crimes that fall under this, including murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, and “other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.”

Fox News asked Rep. Galonski if there is a specific crime she is accusing Trump of committing, and how she plans on pursuing charges given the United States’ non-member status. She did not immediately respond.

Galonski is not the only one to question Trump’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine, given that the FDA has not approved it—or any other drugs—specifically for treating COVID-19.

See? Even FoxNews can’t resist playing the Danger! Danger! Danger! card. No, the FDA has not approved it for this specifically. But they have approved it for this “off label”. Do you want to wait a decade, and possibly be long dead from COVID, or would you be willing to take an infinitesimal risk that just might save your life?

Hey, how about we have DOJ or Congress pass a quick rule that exempts doctors and hospitals from malpractice for using this - as specified by international dosage regimens - as an Off Label approach. Hell yeah. Give me HCQ, Z-Pack, Zinc, and Vitamins C, D, and the B complexes.

Dr. Antony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the data is “at best suggestive.”

Fauci said he does not think “we could definitely say it works,” noting that in some cases there has been “no effect,” and in others it may have been effective.

I am beyond tired of the lies and the dirty politics and the finger pointing. Not one of these flaming lunatics understands what Stand Together or National Emergency means. I’m past the point of logical discourse and response, not that logical discourse with these people was ever even possible in the first place. They are traitors, and they are evil. As I’ve written for years, if you aren’t one of them they want you dead. And now is there big chance. And maybe a huge-ass part of this national shut-down, this lock down, this deliberate economic suicide, is all to Get Trump. More and more I believe that every damn day.




UPDATE: and here’s one more easily dismissable bit of anecdote:

A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

Hydroxychloroquine has been touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19 by President Trump among others, but it remains controversial as some experts believe it is unproven and may not be effective.

The drug has long been used for treatment of malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis but is not technically approved by the FDA for COVID-19. The agency, however, is encouraging trials and has provided limited emergency authorization for its use to treat COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.

“Every patient I’ve prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free,” Cardillo told Eyewitness News. “So clinically I am seeing a resolution.”

Cardillo is the CEO of Mend Urgent Care, which has locations in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and Burbank.

He said he has found it only works if combined with zinc. The drug, he said, opens a channel for the zinc to enter the cell and block virus replication.

He added that the drug should not be prescribed for those who are presenting only mild symptoms, as there are concerns about shortages for patients with other conditions who need to take the drug on a regular basis.

Note that: it isn’t that this won’t work as a prophylactic or for low level cases, it’s just that there might not be enough of it to go around. For now. We could use another 4 billion pills please.



PS: phrase du jour: analysis paralysis. We’re seeing this 24-7 from the talking heads who can’t put TDS or “that’s how we’ve always done things” behind them.

PPS: I won’t call it anti-anecdotal evidence
, but HCQ trials and off label usage has been going on in this country for a couple of weeks now, to fight a virus that has a 14 day incubation period.
Don’t you think by now, that if this approach didn’t work, the enemy media would be screaming from the rafters how Tump Is Killing Us All?  You know they would. And yet, there’s total silence about this other than the “could be dangerous” talking heads. Which pretty much proves it works.

I’m tired of beating this dead horse even further into the ground. But this damn zombie pony won’t just lie there, and keeps getting up every hour or so.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/06/2020 at 01:45 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - April 05, 2020

all this and the kitchen sink

Life goes on during lock down. The kitchen sink clogged up again so I had to take care of that today. The sink drain has a 12 foot horizontal pipe section under the floor, so it’s kind of prone to clogs. Not enough velocity in the water flow I guess. So I did the usual: go get a bottle of drain opener and pour it in. And nothing happened. Instead of the recommended 15 minute, I left it in overnight. And still nothing. Get out the plastic bellows plunger. That one works great on the toilet and the tub, but it doesn’t fit the kitchen sink. So it’s out to the garage to find the old suction cup plunger. And then I plunged away at it. And nothing happened. Oh joy. So find a bucket, get everything out from under the sink, find my big grip Vise Grips, and open the P-trap. Went in there with a coat hanger wire, couldn’t find anything. Back to the garage to find my hand auger and the power drill. Tried the auger manually first, and found the clog about 8 feet down the line. Spin the handle, work the spring wire back and forth. Got it clear, then went another 4 or 5 feet more. Nothing. Got it out, put everything back together, and it’s cleared. Woo hoo. And my reward for that is getting to do all the dishes that accumulated while the sink was clogged. Joy. But it was kind of nice to do something normal again. Even if we’re still stuck in the house.

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It costs about $300 to have the plumber come and rout out the drain. The auger goes for about $25. The large jaw locking pliers have a million uses, but are perfect for working on 1 1/2” pipes. No home should be without both.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/05/2020 at 01:05 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - April 04, 2020

yeah right?

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 12:08 PM   
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NJ BS: Raise Taxes To Stabilize Revenue Stream

This is major BS.

Gas Usage Drops, So NJ To Raise Pump Taxes?
They “deserve” to collect a fixed amount, regardless of consumption

Say what??

A formula in the 2016 state law that raised the tax nearly 23 cents a gallon [ under Chris Christie a couple years ago ] also allows for yearly adjustments to make sure the gas tax generates a steady amount of revenue, just under $2 billion.

If sales go down, the tax goes up. And right now, they’re going down drastically.

“Obviously lower volumes and lower activity in our transportation system is going to cause an automatic need – and that’s how the legislation is written, right? – an automatic need to raise the tax,” said Regina Egea, president of the Garden State Initiative, a conservative think tank. “And we think that’s the wrong thing to do, given we’re going to be in recovery ideally in the fall.”

The state Treasury Department hasn’t issued monthly revenue reports since the coronavirus crisis began, but it said in a notice to bond holders March 23 that collections of motor fuels taxes and others have been reduced significantly.

Egea said the gas stations’ association has estimated a 65% drop in gas sales. GSI says a comparative analysis by the crowd-sourced traffic site INRIX estimates that passenger travel in New Jersey was 55% lower on March 24 than on the same day a month earlier.

Egea said the increase can be avoided if the Legislature steps in and passes a law changing the 2016 legislation. She said it would have to be done before Aug. 31, the deadline for calculating the increase based on past-year collections and future projections. Any increase would take effect Oct. 1.

“It’s just something, one more item that the Legislature is going to have to deal with, and frankly I think it’s to the overall economic benefit of all the residents and all the businesses, this has to be part of their consideration when they do the budget,” Egea said.
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Egea said the formula should be changed permanently to require a law to be passed each time the tax goes up, rather than have it be determined by the state treasurer, in consultation with the top finance official for the Office of Legislative Services.

“Every other tax increase has to voted on by the Legislature,” she said. “This one was delegated, and I think it ought to be back and they ought to have it on their record.”

Another one of my crazy delusional ideas: your state government spends no more than they take in as taxes, so they adjust the budget accordingly. And a good 25% of the budget goes towards paying off what they owe from previous deficit spending.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 11:51 AM   
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Is capitalism now a crime?

Where do you draw the line between profit and profiteering? Should there even be one? What really is price gouging, other than reacting to market conditions? Ever read the James Clavell novel King Rat??

We’re in this emergency situation ... or we’re being lead to believe we’re in one. One of the major changes has been a massive increase in government power. Never let a crisis go to waste, right?

Here’s another case.

Brooklyn Guy Busted For Hoarding | Price Gouging

Federal agencies confiscated tens of thousands of medical supplies from a Brooklyn man who had been selling them at illegal marked-up rates from warehouses in New York and New Jersey.

The supplies have been sent to health departments in New Jersey, New York City and New York state, which will provide them to healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Among the items seized from the home of Baruch Feldheim, 43, were 192,000 N95 respirator masks, 130,000 surgical masks, procedure masks, N100 masks, surgical gowns, disinfectant towels, particulate filters, bottles of hand sanitizer, and bottles of spray disinfectant, according to the Department of Justice.

Feldheim was arrested Monday and accused of accumulating the items in order to sell them to doctors and nurses at inflated prices, according to New Jersey U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Some of the supplies had been shipped from Canada, investigators said.

Feldheim was released March 30 on $50,000 bond. Feldheim will be paid fair-market value for the supplies, according to the Department of Justice.

“This is the first of many such investigations that are underway,” said Peter Navarro, DPA Policy Coordinator and Assistant to the President. “Our FBI agents and other law enforcement agencies are tracking down every tip and lead they get, and are devoting massive federal resources to this effort. All individuals and companies hoarding any of these critical supplies, or selling them at well above market prices, are hereby warned they should turn them over to local authorities or the federal government now or risk prompt seizure by the federal government.”

“If you are amassing critical medical equipment for the purpose of selling it at exorbitant prices, you can expect a knock at your door,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The Department of Justice’s COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force is working tirelessly around the clock with all our law enforcement partners to ensure that bad actors cannot illicitly profit from the COVID-19 pandemic facing our nation.”

Sure, the guy was making a killing. But how is it that he was able to get his hands on this much PPE in the first place? Come on, get real, you KNOW he had none of this stuff on hand before Hannukkah. And tell me, please, what’s the price point line for this stuff? Just how much was he marking them up? Where’s the line?

Back when this all first hit, I bought 2 N100 masks from Amazon. 3M brand particular respirator model 8233. They cost me $13.60. EACH. It took weeks for my order to be delivered. I don’t know what these things used to cost, back in the days of reality. Because I’d never heard of the things, and when I did a bit of mask research, I found these were the best you could get. So I bought some. Better safe than rich, right? Did they used to cost a buck each? I have no idea. Maybe our all-powerful government will publish pricing guidelines, wholesale and retail. Control the market. Freeze the prices, like Nixon did. And that worked out so well, right?

I notice that the seller, Hugo’s, no longer has the masks. But they do have toilet paper. Commercial size rolls, unknown brand, 2 ply, great big 500 sheet rolls. Carton of 96 for $123.64. So that’s 4 times as many rolls as the big 24 pack you can buy in the store, and each roll is quite a bit bigger. So figure it as equal to 5 24 packs. Do those cost $24 each? Or are they only $12? Is this price gouging too? 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 11:25 AM   
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AOC: COVID = RAYCIS !!!

The latest Stoopid from Little Miss Marxist.

AOC “Environmental Racism”: Wants Minority Reparations For Coronavirus

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday that long-term environmental racism and income inequality were causing coronavirus to disproportionately affect minorities.

“COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” Ocasio-Cortez began, explaining that the reason for that was related to decades of racial and income inequality.

Ocasio-Cortez then argued that long-term policies had created a different kind of “underlying health condition,” adding, “Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions.”

“Inequality is a comorbidity,” Ocasio-Cortez concluded by calling for reparations to those hardest hit. “COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”

“Giant asteroid hits Earth. Millions killed. Minorities disproportionately affected.”

SSDD. No matter what the issue is, it’s always minorities being hardest hit. Because raycis. So throw MORE money at them. Always. Forever.

The commie bartender then yaps about what government should do ... yeah, if we lived in a totalitarian Socialist state. It’s a miracle she didn’t call for student loan forgiveness too. This time.

What a dingbat.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 09:43 AM   
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Hospital Ship Empty

Floating Physical Virtue Signaling?

Process Problems And Red Tape Cause Empty Hospital Ship

UPDATE 4/6/20 5pm: NY Governor Cuomo Tweets that President Trump will allow the USNS Comfort to accept COVID-19 patients, adding 1000 beds to the NYC health infrastructure.
I guess you could say the ship is in “re-mission”? nyuk nyuk nyuk.



The USNS Comfort, the Navy hospital ship that docked in New York Harbor this week as part of a greater effort to relieve hospitals overrun by an influx of coronavirus patients, only had 20 patients aboard as of Thursday evening.

The ship, equipped with 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms, and 1,200 personnel, has not come close to reaching its capacity, taking on just 20 patients as of Thursday, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed Thursday evening.

“The process continues and we are honestly looking forward to seeing a significant increase in patients being transferred to the Comfort,” Capt. Patrick Amersbach said.

The ship was never intended to take patients with coronavirus. Rather, it is expected to lessen the load on local hospitals battling the virus by taking patients with other illnesses or traumas. However, there are reportedly 49 medical conditions “that would exclude a patient from admittance to the ship.”

Some say the bureaucratic tape is preventing the ship from accepting more patients. Officials, for instance, cannot transfer a patient to the vessel until he or she is thoroughly examined at a local hospital, including undergoing a test for the virus, and cleared.

Ambulances cannot take patients directly to the Comfort; they must first deliver patients to a city hospital for a lengthy evaluation — including a test for the virus — and then pick them up again for transport to the ship,” according to the Times.

Ok, how to fix this? Idea: set up a couple of tents or Quonset huts on the dock to work as a triage center, and process walk-ins as well. Keep the patient transfer system they have in place, but augment it with a few dozen military ambulances if necessary. It may be a stretch, a fantasy, but I’d extend the triage center to also include something like the Urgent Care offices that are all over the place. Regular doctor’s office for walk-ins, staffed by docs and PAs. And everybody who comes in the door gets one of those 15 minute COVID tests, and then a pack of HCQ and a pack of zinc supplements. People who actually test positive get a Z-Pack too (and a free mask), and the folks with mild symptoms or no symptoms are sent on their way. Maybe severe virus patients get transferred back (or to) a regular hospital. Maybe they need to put up a couple more tents on the dock just for that. My point is that you deal with the medical need you’ve got, and it doesn’t have to be an either/or thing.

I don’t know what these 49 exempted conditions are. Duh, it’s a good bet the hospital ship isn’t an oncology center. Cancer. But I bet they’ll deliver babies. Come on, theses ships were designed to handle combat casualties. So gunshot victims, blunt force trauma, burns, concussions, etc, are their bailiwick. OTOH, they’ve got doctors and nurses, so see what you can do to extend their care coverage. General illness, asthma, rashes, poisoning. Eye care and dental? I really don’t know what the ships are capable of, but if they can do something close to full service medical care, than that’s what they should do. And it’s free.

But cut the red tape. Don’t thin it out, eliminate it. And cut the fiscal aspect of it too: is there even a tiny chance that hospitals aren’t transferring patients because that would cut their insurance billing? Can’t have that kind of attitude, not right now.

On the third hand, with the city pretty much shut down, shootings, car accidents, and job injuries are way down. I don’t have the numbers for domestic violence or other medical things that happens when everybody stays home all the time. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 09:07 AM   
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One Way To Stop Corona At The Source

Production Halt On Corona Beer

Grupo Modelo announced on Thursday that it will suspend production of Corona beer as it scales down production under orders from the Mexican government.

The brewer, which also manufactures Pacifico and Modelo brand beers, is reducing production work down to the minimum necessary to resume production when restrictions are lifted. They also released a statement explaining that production could resume “if the government considers it appropriate to issue some clarification confirming beer as an agro-industrial product.”

In either case, the company is “ready to execute a plan with more than 75 per cent of our staff working from home and at the same time guaranteeing the supply of beer,” the statement said. As it stands, production will officially cease on Sunday.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/04/2020 at 08:28 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - April 02, 2020

Data To Ignore

Merely “Anecdotal” Data: Worldwide Consensus of 6227 Doctors: Chloroquine Works Best

I gather from the MSM that “Anecdotal” is newspeak for snide dismissal from your betters.

An international poll of more than 6,000 doctors released Thursday found that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was the most highly rated treatment for the novel coronavirus.

The survey conducted by Sermo, a global health care polling company, of 6,227 physicians in 30 countries found that 37% of those treating COVID-19 patients rated hydroxychloroquine as the “most effective therapy” from a list of 15 options.

Hydroxychloroquine, which is sold under the brand name Plaquenil, was prescribed mainly in the United States for the most severe cases, but not so in other countries.

“Outside the U.S., hydroxychloroquine was equally used for diagnosed patients with mild to severe symptoms whereas in the U.S. it was most commonly used for high risk diagnosed patients,” the survey found.

The 30 nations surveyed included those in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, as well as Australia. No incentives were provided to participate in the poll, conducted March 25-27, according to Sermo.

What is missing from this news article is how effective it has been found to be. Or not to be.

•The two most common treatment regimens for Hydroxychloroquine were:
•(38%) 400mg twice daily on day one; 400 mg daily for 5 days.
•(26%) 400mg twice daily on day one; 200mg twice daily for 4 day

The standard HCQ pill is 200mg. So we’re talking about a maximum of 14 pills per person for a 6 day treatment plan of the first regimin above.

Average Time for COVID-19 Test:

•On average tests in the US take 4-5 days, and in 10% of cases the wait is more than 7 days.

14% of US physicians and over 50% in all of Europe and Japan report getting test results in 24 hours; in China 73% of doctors get tests back in 24 hours, while 8% get tests back within the hour

The ENTIRE WORLD is 4-5 times better than us at test turnaround time. Somebody (CDC, FDA perhaps) has seriously screwed the pooch here.

Not to point out yet again that this stuff may do a better job with the lighter cases. It’s not like we don’t have tens of millions of these pills here. But we may be over focusing on the wrong patient group, to the exclusion of the others. The greatest help for the greatest number? The needs of the many versus the needs of the few? Does it really have to be an either/or thing when we have the capacity to do both?

By the time you read this we will have a quarter million cases in the USA. At 14 per, that adds up to 3.5 million pills. Pretty sure we’ve got at least 50 million at this point. WHAT THE FUCK IS THE PROBLEM HERE?? Oh, I forgot. “Anecdotal”. And Trump.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 10:22 PM   
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Chain Breaker

US Navy Relieves Captain Of Corona Carrier USS Roosevelt
He emailed his concerns to too many people. In the Navy. And one of them leaked it to the press. So he gets burned. Douche-a-rama.

Yeah, and if he’d strictly followed the chain of command, and sent it encrypted, they would have buried it, denied it, and sat on it forever.

The Navy announced it has relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000, was relieved of his command Thursday, but he will keep his rank and remain in the Navy.

Crozier raised the alarm this week, sending a strongly worded letter to Navy leadership that detailed his concerns about the spread of the virus on the ship. The letter leaked to the media and generated a series of headlines.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday evening, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Crozier was removed from his post because he sent the letter over “non-secure unclassified email” to a “broad array of people” rather than up the chain of command.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Captain Crozier did what he thought was in the best interest of the safety and well-being of his crew,” Modly said. “Unfortunately, it did the opposite. It unnecessarily raised the alarm of the families of our sailors and Marines with no plans to address those concerns.”

There’s the truth: the Navy has no plans to address these concerns. Because they’ve only known about the virus since ...before Christmas? Seriously, if our zillion dollar intelligence agencies didn’t spot this well ahead of the international media, and get word out to the military, especially those in that theater, then WTH good are they??

Holy crap. I’m just a doofus blogger and I had heard of the virus before New Year’s and the chloroquine approach since mid February at the latest.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 08:15 PM   
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Go To Hell

Governor HalfWhit the hypocrite now wants medicine she just denied the other day

Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has requested an emergency supply of the drugs President Trump touted as having success treating patients with severe symptoms of the novel coronavirus, in a reversal from the state’s directive to medical professionals last week to avoid the medication for this purpose.

Michigan, this week, requested hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine from the Strategic National Stockpile for physicians to use to help treat patients with COVID-19, after the Food and Drug Administration over the weekend granted an emergency use authorization for the anti-malarial drugs.

But last week, Whitmer’s administration threatened physicians prescribing the drugs, saying they were subject to “administrative action” should they continue to use the medication.

Actions have consequences. Michigan has had plenty of time to overthrow their governor by now. They haven’t, so to hell with them. Maybe I’m going stir-crazy from the isolation. Maybe I’ve just had it up to here with the hypocrisy, treason, and dirty politics. Fuck this woman, and fuck her entire state.

PK. I’ll soften that up. Having now proved her utter incompetence and her absolute lack of concern over the welfare of the people of Michigan, Governor Whitmer should immediately resign in disgrace. Then and only then can Michigan get some pills and some PPE gear. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 01:27 PM   
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SALTy San Fran Nan Doing It Again

Pelosi Pushing Tax Cuts For The Rich

Wait, I thought that was the purview of Trump and Bush??

And I question the timing of this.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is pushing for a new stimulus bill that would roll back the state and local tax deduction (SALT) cap, a proposal that would predominantly help wealthy individuals — including most residents in Pelosi’s district and perhaps even Pelosi herself.

A 2019 report from the Joint Committee on Taxation projected that of those who would face lower tax liability from the elimination of the SALT cap – which only affects those who itemize tax deductions – 94 percent earn at least $100,000. The government would lose out on $77.4 billion in tax dollars, with more than half of that amount being saved by taxpayers earning $1 million or more. Those earning more than $200,000 would reap most of the balance.

But ain’t the Dems always screaming that the rich should pay their fair share?

What a self-serving hypocrite. Yeah, like that’s news.

Just a reminder, this SALT cap hasn’t made much of an impact in states with reasonable levels of taxation. It only has a big impact in the high tax states like CA, NY, NJ. And a funny thing, all those places seem to be run by Dems, since forever.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 08:07 AM   
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