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calendar   Monday - August 03, 2020

Kung Flu Messing With The Arctic Countries

Hey, I’m trying. But other than the ‘rona, their isn’t much on the news except rioters, kneelers, and BLM extortionists.

So I’ll touch on this lightly, but you can follow the links or search up as much as you want to read. Maybe I can work a Lead Zep pun in here ...


News from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the COVID flows

Once around the top of the world, ‘rona ‘rona everywhere ...

•  Murmansk region counts more Covid-19 cases than neighboring Norway or Finland 1 in 75 people there are infected. Hospital conditions are ... totally soviet.


    • Speaking of Soviet conditions ... The new nickle refinery in Monchegorsk dumped such a toxic cloud the other day that the trees are dying. Agent Orange is part of the refining practice? Smog was thick with sulfur dioxide and heavy metals.


•   Iceland going back into lockdown “Iceland on Thursday reinstated restrictions on public gatherings after finding at least two new infection clusters”


•  Greenland doing pretty well so far. Yeah, well, sure. The giant island is mostly covered with glacier, hardly anybody lives there, and they’re just now getting around to re-opening. And there are no cruise ships coming, or much tourism. Interestingly, Greenland is so remote and so sparsely populated that COVID tests have to be flown out to Denmark for processing.


•  Is It The Eskimo’s Turn Now? New mine worker at Baffin Island west of Greenland, shows up with COVID. Here we go! This is the first case in that whole gigantic nearly empty frozen province of northern Canada. The indigenous residents have their own version of lockdown: none of them are working at the mine or coming anywhere near it. The whole place is staffed by “foreigners” right now.


•  Pretty quiet in Nome. Except ... No tourism, not much fishing going on up over in Nome Alaska. However, the COVID is there (465 cases in Alaska) and it’s lurking ... literally by the shipload:

American Seafoods Company is reporting that additional crew members of the American Triumph tested positive for COVID-19 in Unalaska. American Seafoods tested and screened the 119-person crew after six reported COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive. In total, there are 79 newly positive crew members.

We are relocating the crew to Anchorage to isolate and quarantine. American Seafoods will support the crew members however we can, providing quarantine facilities, daily meals, and accessible onsite medical care. We will sanitize the vessel during this time.

Three of American Seafood’s ships have been infected so far, regardless of quarantining, hygiene, or cleaning. Maybe they should put masks on the fish or something.


•  Speaking of shiploads ... Meanwhile back in Norway, the really big news from Way Up North Today: Hurtigruten cruise ship parked after onboard outbreak

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Hurtigruten’s Amundsen: no more Svalbard, goes to Tromsø [ I’m visualizing the Muppet’s Swedish Chef doing the news ]

The M/S Roald Amundsen arrived in Tromsø on Friday with two ill and isolated crew members onboard. The two were hospitalized and tested for coronavirus. The rest of the 158-person crew were tested and on Saturday the cruise liner confirmed at least 35 of the crew are infected by the virus.

Crew members who tested positive and are still on the ship, are not sick or have any other symptoms. The passengers disembarked Friday morning before the outbreak was announced.

Local newspaper Nordlys reported Friday evening four crew members have tested positive. All four are hospitalized in Tromsø. Passengers that disembarked in Tromsø told Norwegian media that they first were informed about the outbreak when reading online newspapers. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health all passengers quarantined and tested for COVID-19 and is urging 69 municipalities to follow up on a total of 400 people in some way associated with infected crew members.

The MS Roald Amundsen arrived at Tromsø after a voyage to Svalbard that started July 24 with 177 passengers. The ship is one of very few that have sailed the waters around the Norwegian archipelago this summer. The ship did not dock in any settlements in the Arctic archipelago.

“A preliminary evaluation shows a breakdown in several of our internal procedures,” Chief Executive Daniel Skjeldam said in a statement.

“Our own failure, as well as the recent rise in infections internationally, has led us to halt all expedition cruises in Norwegian and international waters,” he said.

Four crew members on the MS Roald Amundsen were hospitalised on Friday when the ship arrived at the port of Tromsoe, and later diagnosed with the respiratory illness. Tests showed another 32 of the 158 staff were also infected.

Among the infected crew, 32 were from the Philippines while the rest were of Norwegian, French and German nationality.

While foreign crew members were tested for the coronavirus before leaving their home countries, they were not tested in Norway and did not quarantine before starting work on the ship, the company said.

So far, four of the combined 387 passengers travelling on the ship on two separate cruises since July 17 have been found to carry the virus

All 160 crew members on the Roald Amundsen have been quarantined on the ship, while the 177 passengers — all of whom have already disembarked — are being contacted by telephone and are being told to self-isolate, operator Hurtigruten said.

“By the time we were notified, the passengers had left the ship,” Tromsø municipality chief doctor Kathrine Kristoffersen told a news conference. “All passengers will, for the time being, be asked to quarantine.”
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The ship’s operator and owner, Hurtigruten, which in March suspended most operations due to the pandemic, announced on July 7 it would gradually return all but two of its 16 vessels to service by the end of September, albeit with reduced capacity.

I know the cruise ship industry is trying to survive, but it seems every time a bunch of folks go out in a boat for a few days ... wham. Whether it’s lack of social distancing, the recycled air in the small space that is any size ship, crappy and slow testing, or just a ton of turd worlders working the cruise ships and fishing boats, I don’t have the answer. But you won’t see me on any boat, or any airplane either, for a long long time.

There’s no escape. Even way up north in the big frozen empty, any time a few dozen folks get together - civilization, right? - some of them get the ‘rona. Everyone in the world will get this, has it already, or has had it at least once so far. There’s no vaccine, no quick cure, no officially approved mitigating treatment. Some are immune, some have no symptoms, some few get very sick for a long time, and some of them die. No rhyme or reason, and nowhere to hide. May as well take your chances, roll the dice with God, and get it over with. Meanwhile, go live life to the fullest, if your local authorities allow you to.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/03/2020 at 10:39 AM    avatar
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Weather Or Not, Here We Go Again

It is an absolutely perfect summer day here.

There’s hardly a cloud in the sky, the sun is shining gently, it’s 81°ree; with a gentle breeze blowing. And for once it’s not a sauna here; the humidity is a comfortable 60%. A lovely day.

Tropical Storm Isaias, currently coming up the east coast and right now off the coast of southern Georgia, is expected to soon intensify to hurricane level, make landfall somewhere near Myrtle Beach SC, and then track inland in a beeline right for us, bringing light rain this evening and continuing and increasing for at least a day as the winds rise, possibly dumping 6” or more of rain on us with winds in the 60 - 70mph range. Gee, thanks.

The weather wienies are saying that those of us out here in the Delaware River basin in the western part of NJ are going to get hammered worse than the shore areas, which won’t fare too well either.

Sometimes you just can’t catch a break.



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Isaias is forecast to briefly regain hurricane status before making landfall Monday night or early Tuesday on the upper South Carolina coast or in southeast North Carolina.

It’s important to note that impacts will be similar no matter whether Isaias is a strong tropical storm or a Category 1 hurricane at landfall.

From there, the storm will sweep quickly northeastward near parts of the Northeast Seaboard to as far north as New England Tuesday into early Wednesday.




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Hey, maybe some severe weather will knock back these darn leafhopper bugs, those spotted lantern flies from China. They’ve been all over us this summer, and they show the most amazing ability to just up and die. The little black ones are everywhere, dead. The ones that grew a bit more and became red ( the “fourth instar nymphs” ) are also dying by the numbers, and at this point the adult version of the insect, which looks like a creepy kind of moth, is just starting to emerge. Let’s hope they die off in their millions as well. But not on my patio. We’re getting tired of having to sweep off piles of dead bugs twice a day. Eeeww.

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Native to China, India, Japan and Vietnam, the spotted lanternfly does not attack fruit or foliage. Rather, it uses its piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on the woody parts of plants — such as tree trunks or branches and grape vines — where it excretes a substance known as honeydew and inflicts wounds that weep with sap. The honeydew and sap can attract other insects and provide a medium for growth of fungi, such as sooty mold, which covers leaf surfaces and can stunt growth. Plants with heavy infestations may not survive.

Said Tom Baker, distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology, who has 40 years of experience in entomology research, “The spotted lanternfly is the weirdest, most pernicious insect I’ve ever seen.”

Pernicious. Good word. Harmful but subtle. Except not so subtle at all. Our whole outside area, every plant and hard surface, is spotted with the honeydew and the sap weeps. Rain does wash it away, but in a couple days it’s all back again. So far the bugs haven’t tried to get in the house. So far. But they’re excellent jumpers, easily leaping 8 feet at a hop. And they don’t seem to get caught in any of the spider webs out there. At least they don’t sting or bite, or reek like those damn Chinese stinkbugs we had a couple years ago. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/03/2020 at 09:58 AM    avatar
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calendar   Sunday - August 02, 2020

Nobody Says The “B” Word. Or The “J” Word.

AirBnB To Restrict Party House Rentals In NJ

Airbnb has cracked down on “party houses” throughout the state of New Jersey as the world continues to attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We stand with Governor (Phil) Murphy, and we support his call to action to stop parties and promote behavior that respects the public’s health,” said Chris Lehane, SVP of Global Policy & Communications for Airbnb. “We ban party houses and will not tolerate irresponsible behavior on our platform. We know that there is still more work to be done, we ask that neighbors contact us as soon as possible through our Neighborhood Support Hotline, to directly communicate any concerns, which will help us continue to effectively enforce our party house ban.”

As part of this, 35 listings across New Jersey that have received complaints or otherwise violated policies on parties and events have been either suspended or removed from the Airbnb platform, officials said.

Additionally, Airbnb recently shared out restrictions on some U.S. guests under the age of 25 from booking entire home listings in their local area. As a practical example, if they identify a 20-year old guest who is located in Hoboken, the systems are set up to restrict that user from booking a house, apartment or other entire home listing in Hoboken for a 1-night reservation the following weekend unless they have a history of positive reviews on Airbnb.

However, if that same 20 year-old is booking a stay to visit family in Ocean City, the restriction would not apply.

This kind of thing has been in the news quite a bit lately. It seems some folks have figured out that they can rent a nice place in suburbia for a night, put out ads in da hood, charge people to attend, and make a pile of quick money.

The party animals descend, cause an all night ruckus, trash the house, mess up the whole neighborhood, and go away. Streets parked solid, cars up on folk’s lawns, all kinds of misbehavior, fireworks, and often as not “random” gunfire.

Far be it for me to mention how certain types were prominent at nearly all of these events. Although if you read the stories carefully and ignore the “representational” picture in the above story ...

http://newjersey.news12.com/story/42415924/police-called-to-break-up-massive-mansion-party-with-over-700-in-attendance
“The party was reportedly held as a celebration of Liberian Independence Day and featured free food and alcohol and a twerking contest.”

https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/2-arrests-officer-hurt-after-400-show-house-party-brick
“Darius Edwards, 24, of Brooklyn, has been charged with two counts of assault by auto, eluding, obstruction and possession of marijuana”

https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/3-charged-after-party-airbnb-rental-draws-700-jackson-police
“Yaakov Weiss, 40, of Jackson, who owns the home, and Patience Guanue, 23, and Alicia Hinneh, 22, both of Newark, were issued summonses for violating the governor’s executive order limiting gatherings to 500 people or fewer “
“The party was advertised on Instagram as a “mansion party,” and included free food and alcohol”
“It took all of Jackson’s on-duty police officers, along with help from the Freehold, Howell and Lakewood police departments, New Jersey State Police, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, to clear the crowd”





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/02/2020 at 07:53 AM    avatar
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Your Daily Feral

There’s a reason for white flight. I’d create a category for these stories, but the category name would be totally appropriate raycis.

Cross Staples Off Your List. And learn to keep your mouth shut about other people who seem incapable of wearing their masks properly. Especially when there’s a great big plastic wall between you.

Tiny Frail Woman Assaulted In Staples, Leg Broken, Over Mask Remark

HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Police are asking the public to help them identify a woman who attacked another patron at a Staples store on Hackensack Avenue over a request to wear a face covering, authorities said.

According to police the attack took place shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday when the victim, a 54-year-old woman who had undergone a liver transplant last spring, asked another patron to wear a face mask when she approached her.

The video shows this sparked the suspect to confront the victim before throwing her to the ground. According to police the suspect became angry at the victim and exchanged words with her before violently throwing the victim to the ground. The video also shows the woman leave the frame and then exit the store. No one in the store intervened or responded to the victim’s cries for help in the video, which you can view below.

Poor reporting yet again. Watch the video, you can see the assaulter did not leave the building at all, and came by the victim again, and then continued shopping (upper screen right). Like the assaulter, nearly all the employees and most of the other customers were black. And they just stood there doing nothing. At this point to me it’s a miracle that they didn’t all join in beating the nearly skeletal woman lying on the floor.

I am so tired of hulking angry black women with hair trigger violent tempers.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/02/2020 at 07:29 AM    avatar
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calendar   Saturday - August 01, 2020

Inverted Learning

Saint Damien Of Molokai Hawaii: Just some dead white guy to AOC

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AOC goes on a stupid rant because his statue is in the Capital building. Therefore patriarchy, white supremacy etc. She didn’t have a clue who this guy was, just that he was some dead white guy.

“It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani…the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a Facebook story in which she lamented the absence of statues of female figures in the Capitol. “This is what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like!”

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) singled out a statue of Father Damien, a Catholic priest who ministered to a Hawaiian leper colony, as an example of “white supremacist culture.”

Father Damien, born Jozef de Veuster in Belgium, arrived in Hawaii in 1864 when the islands were an independent kingdom. The priest conducted missionary work on the islands and for the last 16 years of his life ministered to a leper colony, until he died after contracting leprosy himself. A statue of Father Damien stands in the U.S. Capitol.

. @AOC calls the statue in the US capitol building of Father Damien, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church, a part of “white supremacist culture.”

Father Damien died of leprosy after spending his life serving others who had the disease.

He wasn’t even an American. He was from Belgium. When he was in Hawaii it was still an independent nation. And he’s a cultural hero to Hawaiians even today.  And Hawaii never was much of any kind of colony to the US.

St. Damien “gave his life” serving the isolated leper colony at Kalaupapa peninsula on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, said Dallas Carter, a native Hawaiian and a catechist for the diocese of Honolulu, in an interview with CNA.

“Any Hawaiian here who is aware of their history–which most Hawaiians are–would absolutely, Catholic or not, defend the legacy of Damien as a man who was embraced by the people, and who is a hero to us because of his love for the Hawaiian people,” Carter said.

“We did not judge him by the color of his skin. We judged him by the love that he had for our people,” Carter told CNA.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez throws shade at a sculpture of a man who lived and died among lepers. The non-white queen of the nation he served honored him. And a statue which commemorates him was created by a Hispanic woman who employed native art forms.

Looks like the freshman Congresswoman from New York picked the wrong statue and the wrong priest to castigate. But now the nation knows more about a man who was both heroic and compassionate. Thanks, AOC!

Great info at the above links, plus more if you want (including details on the statue, carved in Hawaiian totem style by a French Venezuelan immigrant feminist woman artist):
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Damien-of-Molokai
https://beforeitsnews.com/religion/2020/07/after-aoc-decries-statue-hawaiian-catholic-says-st-damien-of-molokai-gave-his-life-serving-lepers-2553777.html
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/father-damien-ministered-to-native-hawaiians-in-a-leper-colony-now-aoc-calls-him-a-colonizer





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2020 at 04:44 PM    avatar
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Another one of those “you don’t even have to look” news stories

Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing Children’s Hospital Trade Secrets

Hmm ... betcha it’s two chinks who work there.

A Chinese woman and her husband pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to conspiring to sell scientific trade secrets to the Chinese government and to wire fraud focused on research, identification, and treatment of a wide range of pediatric medical conditions.

Li Chen, 46, and her husband, Yu Zhou, 49, made the plea via video conference. The couple both worked at the National Children’s Hospital’s Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio, for a decade before being arrested in California in July 2019. The case was unsealed in August 2019 when they appeared in federal court in Ohio.

“Chen admitted to stealing scientific trade secrets related to exosomes and exosome isolation from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Research Institute for her own personal financial gain,” the Department of Justice press release on the case said. “They are charged with conspiring to steal at least five trade secrets related to exosome research from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

“Exosomes play a key role in the research, identification, and treatment of a range of medical conditions, including necrotizing enterocolitis (a condition found in premature babies), liver fibrosis and liver cancer,” the press release said.

“Once again we see the People’s Republic of China (PRC) facilitating the theft of our nation’s ingenuity and hard work as part of their quest to rob, replicate and replace any product they don’t have the ability to develop themselves,” said John C. Demers, the assistant attorney general for national security. “Far from being an isolated incident, we see the PRC implicated in around 60 percent of all trade secret theft cases

Too bad we don’t have enough intelligent white kids to study hard and learn to work in these fields. Instead we coddle them and give them awards for showing up, and then screw ourselves for the almighty bottom line by flooding our colleges, medical research and high tech fields with spies. Every defense industry, every aerospace industry, every medical industry, every tech industry, every grad school. Every advancement we’re working on, every project is staffed full of Chinese, and an awful lot of them are sneaking stuff out the backdoor. China is asshoe. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2020 at 04:18 PM    avatar
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Molon Labe MoFos

Ain’t Gonna Budge

Parker County Texas Commissioners Vote Unanimously To Leave Confederate Monument In Front Of Courthouse

A Confederate statue that has been a major point of contention between Weatherford and Parker County residents the past few weeks will remain in place after county commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to leave it where it is on the courthouse lawn.

Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley made the motion to keep the statue in its place.

“That statue honors the dead, it doesn’t honor the Confederacy,” Conley said. “I’m going to make a motion that we leave the monument where it has been for over 100 years and get on with whatever happens after that.”

The motion was seconded by Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden and then unanimously approved.

“It represents our history, it represents those that have died in war on both sides,” County Judge Pat Deen said. “It represents a time in our history that no longer exists today, thankfully. If we look at what the constituents want here, I can speak for myself, that there’s been an overwhelming number to not remove that statue.”

Large protests for and against the removal of the statue took place on July 25.

“This past Saturday there was an event that took place on the courthouse lawn that escalated to a point that involved multiple law enforcement agencies and actually was stopped for an illegal gathering because of the safety factor to the community and the law enforcement agencies who were here,” Deen said. “What happened Shttps://therightscoop.com/rioters-threaten-to-tear-down-the-alamo-texas-shows-them-whats-in-store-for-them-if-they-try-it/%3EMolon%20labe:%20come%20and%20take%20it.%3C/a%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Ccenter%3E%3Cimg%20src=aturday is not who Parker County is, it’s not who Weatherford is and that has to come to an end, that has to stop.”



If the counter revolution begins anywhere, it will begin in Texas. Molon labe: come and take it.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2020 at 03:46 PM    avatar
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NHL Stands Together

Nobody Kneels. Nobody.

Players from the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators all stood to honor the playing of the national anthem in recent games.

Not one single player kneeled.

On Tuesday, players for the Flyers and Penguins stood together in solidarity before their exhibition opener in Toronto.

The respective teams stood together on the blue lines to show solidarity — and the Penguins made sure the message was clear.

In a tweet, the beloved Pittsburgh team wrote, “The Penguins and Flyers, two of the fiercest rivals in sports, united in solidarity this afternoon, to stand up against social injustice, racism, and hate.”

On Tuesday, NBC Sports reported that the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets had the same plans for their game Thursday night. And the two teams did, indeed, gather — arms linked — in a circle.

“Over the past several months we have been trying to educate ourselves and learn more about racial injustice in our country and around the world. As a team we have decided to lock arms during the playing of the United States and Canadian Anthems as a sign of solidarity with the Black community,” a spokesperson for the Bruins told the outlet.

“This action is solely intended to be a positive sign of support for the Black community, and a way for us to use our platform to help end racism,” the statement concluded.

I think it’s very important to note that these men are standing up and speaking up, not being disrespectful. And they’re not saying they’re supporting BLM, they’re supporting eliminating racial injustice.

And I’m fine with that. Granted, it’s an empty gesture. Especially in empty stadiums. But it’s better than nothing. Let’s see if they actually do anything more than this.

As long as they don’t go all nutso Aunt Jemima Syrup and AOC on everything. And don’t forget that racism works both ways.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/01/2020 at 12:15 PM    avatar
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Best Idea I’ve Seen All Week

They Have Dairy Or Hog Farms Near Portland And Seattle, Right?

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I gather some of these things can shoot a stream more than 100 yards, and some can handle 5-10% solids.

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(stolen from FeralIrishman)





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calendar   Friday - July 31, 2020

Antigen test results wobbly everywhere?

Sorry, last week’s news. And I really wish I could find something else to blog about. (hey we went bowling again last night. Our team did pretty well, I threw a 658 series (no tap league :-( ) but the other team slaughtered us anyway. So after 2 weeks we’re at the bottom of the heap. Oh well.)

Vermont Seeing Antigen Test Irregularities

65 in Manchester tested positive with Quidel’s antigen test, but then 48 of them tested negative with the standard PCR test. Which one is right? Was Quidel given an EUA too early?

65 people who tested positive last week after completing the rapid antigen test offered at a private medical clinic in the heart of Manchester, Vt., a town of fewer than 5,000. News of an outbreak set off alarms in a state that to-date had fared well in the pandemic, registering the second-fewest cases in the country. Many local restaurants and retailers quickly shut down. The Saturday farmers market was canceled. State officials with little information scrambled to answer questions from reporters and the public as to how and where the outbreak began.

But in Vermont, positive antigen tests — a relatively new way of detecting an active COVID infection — require confirmation by another test: a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test, the gold-standard used by the government, hospitals, and professional sports teams. Of the 65 people who’d received those positive antigen tests, 48 would ultimately test negative via PCR.

A community on edge was now a community confused. Had there been an outbreak? The state’s health department said no, while the clinic stood by its findings that showed positive test results. The Manchester town Facebook forum erupted with questions about antigen testing, authorized in May by the FDA for emergency use. What to make of this apparent testing stalemate?
Attempts at answering that question proved to be a lesson in the current fractured state of testing in the United States as well as a reminder of how little is still known six months into the pandemic about the coronavirus and the methods used to mitigate its spread.
Antigen testing, which also requires a nasal swab but can return results in just 15 minutes, has been heralded as a cheap and speedy alternative to the cumbersome and pricey PCR tests, which in the United States can take anywhere from a day to two weeks to process. Rather than lugging vials off to a lab where they’re heated, cooled, and spun, antigen test cassettes are inserted into a small on-site machine that quickly reads the results.
But although the antigen test was recently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, it is not formally approved, meaning only a handful of studies — submitted by the very companies that markets the product — have been completed to verify its reliability.

I have read elsewhere that, while the antigen test may have an unacceptable false positive rate, it has an almost zero false negative rate. Combined with the high speed results, this may make it very useful for surgical patients, all of whom now have to be tested and cleared prior to surgery. This precaution is making for extremely difficult scheduling, and the 10-14 days results time for the PCR test is forcing most of these people to self-isolate. Now add in the requirement that all surgical patients also have to have a physical from their PCP within a month of the surgical date, which is often scheduled at least 6 or 8 weeks ahead of time.

India has been using RAT (rapid antigen testing) quite a bit, and has had problems. It’s a great idea, but it looks like it needs more development. Like anything else in life, you can’t have fast, good, and cheap, but with this, when you’re looking at hundreds of millions of daily tests, 2 out of 3 isn’t good enough.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/coronavirus-antigen-tests-quick-and-cheap-too-often-wrong
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-antigen-test-could-give-quick-results-but-is-not-foolproof





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2020 at 03:49 PM    avatar
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COVID Shocker

Vietnam COVID Death Rate DOUBLES OVERNIGHT

The United States is about 29 times larger than Vietnam. At 331,210 sq km, Vietnam is a little bigger than New Mexico. Yet the population of the USA is only 3 1/2 times greater; Vietnam has 97 million citizens, compared to around 330 million here.

But Vietnam, which shares a long border with China, has had only 536 cases of the ‘rona since January, and until yesterday, had only had 1 COVID related death. ONE. Now, sadly, today they have 2.

2 deaths, 536 total cases, 8 months, 97 million people. How is this possible?

Vietnam has a much younger population (median age 30.5 vs 38.4). There is almost no obesity; lowest in the world. They are nearly genetically monolithic; everyone is Vietnamese (although they recognize 54 types).  Very very few Poles, Danes, Venezuelans, Nigerians, or even Polynesians live there. Life expectancy 6 years less than ours.  Absolute one party communist rule, but I don’t know how gentle or tyrannical that leadership is.

But when COVID was just beginning, they shut the country down completely. Closed the borders, shut the airports, locked down all the towns and cities. Anyone who seemed to be sick with the virus and anyone they’d been in contact with was taken somewhere and isolated. Full quarantine. Anyone coming home to Vietnam was also quarantined for at least 2 weeks.

And it worked. Until a couple days ago, not one reported fatality. And now that number is up to two. They hadn’t had any new cases in 99 days.

Vietnam’s Health Ministry reported the country’s second Covid-19 death late on Friday.

The 61-year-old man died on Friday afternoon at a hospital in Da Nang city, where Vietnam last week detected its first domestically transmitted coronavirus infections in more than three months, the ministry said in a statement.

The country, which has recorded 546 coronavirus infections since its first cases were detected in January, reported its first coronavirus death earlier on Friday. The 70-year-old man who died had underlying health conditions, state media reported.

More than 53,000 people have been put in quarantine and although data from the country’s mass testing programme has yet not been released, the health ministry said.

[ May 15, 2020 ] Despite a long border with China and a population of 97 million people, Vietnam has recorded only just over 300 cases of Covid-19 on its soil and not a single death.

Nearly a month has passed since its last community transmission and the country is already starting to open up.

Experts say that unlike other countries now seeing infections and deaths on a huge scale, Vietnam saw a small window to act early on and used it fully.

But though cost-effective, its intrusive and labour intensive approach has its drawbacks and experts say it may be too late for most other countries to learn from its success.
‘Extreme but sensible’ measures

“When you’re dealing with these kinds of unknown novel potentially dangerous pathogens, it’s better to overreact,” says Dr Todd Pollack of Harvard’s Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam in Hanoi.

Recognising that its medical system would soon become overwhelmed by even mild spread of the virus, Vietnam instead chose prevention early, and on a massive scale.

By early January, before it had any confirmed cases, Vietnam’s government was initiating “drastic action” to prepare for this mysterious new pneumonia which had at that point killed two people in Wuhan.
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When the first virus case was confirmed on 23 January - a man who had travelled from Wuhan to visit his son in Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam’s emergency plan was in action.

“It very, very quickly acted in ways which seemed to be quite extreme at the time but were subsequently shown to be rather sensible,” says Prof Guy Thwaites, director of Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, which works with the government on its infectious disease programmes.

Vietnam enacted measures other countries would take months to move on, bringing in travel restrictions, closely monitoring and eventually closing the border with China and increasing health checks at borders and other vulnerable places.

Schools were closed for the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January and remained closed until mid-May. A vast and labour intensive contact tracing operation got under way.

“This is a country that has dealt with a lot of outbreaks in the past,” says Prof Thwaites, from Sars in 2003 to avian influenza in 2010 and large outbreaks of measles and dengue.

So the people are used to deadly epidemics, and maybe there’s some level of viral immunity? How bad were they hit with the similar SARS in 2003?

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Vietnamese officials are rushing to control a sudden new outbreak of COVID-19 after reporting one of the world’s most successful control efforts earlier in the year.

Authorities in the Southeast Asian country sealed off the central coast tourist city Danang Sunday after two people tested positive for the deadly atypical pneumonia, domestic media reports say. The new spike in and near Danang had grown to 30 cases as of early Wednesday, mostly traced to a local hospital. 

People elsewhere in the economically booming country of 97 million worry that the Danang infections will spread outward and spark another nationwide shutdown like the one ordered for about a month through late April.

“It could be another outbreak, and it’s really sort of scared the Vietnamese, because they thought they’d gotten through it all, but as the rest of the world discovered, this thing spreads much quicker than you think,” said Adam McCarty, chief economist with Mekong Economics in Hanoi. 

While Vietnam’s latest figures still hardly match the hundreds of daily cases still being reported in much of the world, the country prides itself on throttling the disease earlier in the year with no deaths to date. Vietnam had gone without transmission for 99 days through Saturday and its domestic economy roared back to life by May.

Halts to flights and strict quarantine rules have kept the overall caseload to 446 including the latest outbreak. As of Tuesday, 369 people had recovered.

The 1.1 million-population city of Danang quit taking domestic tourists for 14 days, halted many gatherings and shuttered non-essential services such as bars and amusement parks, domestic news website VnExpress International reported.

Flights, buses, taxis, and trains to and from Da Nang are suspended too, business consultancy Dezan Shira & Associates says on its website. Thousands of tourists there now must remain. 

“We’re hoping it doesn’t spread out, because if it does, they’ll do another lockdown, and it’s going to impact business hard,” said Jack Nguyen, partner in the business advisory firm Mazars in Ho Chi Minh City. “I don’t think the country can sustain another lockdown.”

Quang Nam, a province bordering Danang, planned starting Wednesday to close bars, internet shops, cinemas and other spots to stop any disease spread there, the news website reported.

“Danang is done,” Nguyen said. “There are no tourists coming in or out.”

And now that city, if not others as well as needed, are once again on absolute lockdown. Roads closed, tourists stuck in place, fun canceled, nothing open but food and medical. Will it work again?

Interesting note: while they do report that they haven’t had a single new case in 99 days, and that this spike in Danang is 30 cases, the total number of 446 in this article with 369 recovered means 48 people (11%) are still sick with it after 100 days or more.

The other article says 546 cases, so I expect one of those numbers is a typo. 4 and 5 are neighbors on the keyboard.

And for the 99 days without transmission before last week claim to make sense, but 300 cases in mid-May, the assumption is that the case rate was flatlined by the 3rd week in April.

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While Vietnam has some of the worst malaria on the planet, what they have at this point is largely multi-drug resistant malaria. This means the chloroquine drugs aren’t used so much. Instead they take Malarone, a two drug combo pill made from the potent anti-malarials Atovaquone and Proguanil. Proguanil can be used with chloroquine if the malaria strain isn’t strongly multi-drug resistant. But how to tell? Atovaquone may be effective against SARS COV-2; it seems to work in vitro, so further testing is warranted. Wait and see. But once again, Vietnam is one place where malaria is, and where malaria is, COVID-19 isn’t. 2 deaths and under 600 cases from 97 million people defines “isn’t” to my satisfaction.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2020 at 01:55 PM    avatar
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That Didn’t Take Long

Oh, and check the filter that was on this news yesterday. I’m so tired of garbage reporting.

Ohio Pharm Board Drops No HCQ Rule “Proposal”

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has reversed a rule that prohibited the sale and dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in the state after Gov. Mike DeWine (R) asked for the reversal.

“I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient,” DeWine said in a statement. “Therefore, I am asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to halt their new rule prohibiting the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.”

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“As a result of the feedback received by the medical and patient community and at the request of Governor DeWine, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has withdrawn proposed rule 4729:5-5-21 of the Administrative Code,” a release said. “Therefore, prohibitions on the prescribing of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in Ohio for the treatment of COVID-19 will not take effect at this time.”

Srsly? Because this was one of yesterday’s top stories, and not one news site mentioned that this was merely a proposal. Heck, I read the damn document, and it didn’t say “proposal” or anything like that on it anywhere. This whole thing was presented as a mic drop. “Here’s the new rule. Deal with it.”

Is this a rule, or is this a proposed rule? World of difference. And has it actually been nixed, or just delayed? If you cancel, reverse, or withdraw a rule or a proposed rule, then it no longer exists, yes? Or is it still waiting in the background, merely delayed until nobody is paying attention?

What rules making process does the Ohio Board of Pharmacy follow, who are they answerable to? Is there public feedback, are they subject to the state legislature or the governor? Is this board even part of the government, or is it an NGO, or what?

Maybe it’s nothing more than a bunch of retired old pill pushers secretly stipended by Big Pharma that make pronouncements that are merely guidelines? Please; outside of their industry, who ever heard of this group before yesterday?

Any of this would be insightful reporting, not just red-button pushing headlines.

Why the hell can’t we get the straight dope from anybody?





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/31/2020 at 08:03 AM    avatar
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calendar   Thursday - July 30, 2020

Hernan Cain, Died From COVID

Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications

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Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 from COVID-19 complications, a spokesperson confirmed on Thursday.

“Herman Cain — our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away,” Cain’s website editor Dan Calabrese said in a post.

“We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,” Calabrese said. “He had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. We all prayed that the initial meds they gave him would get his breathing back to normal, but it became clear pretty quickly that he was in for a battle.”

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Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last month and admitted to an Atlanta-area hospital on July 1, 10 days after he attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla. It is not known where Cain contracted the disease.

A spokesperson posted on Twitter earlier this week that the businessman and former GOP presidential candidate was undergoing oxygen treatment while still at the hospital.

Five days ago, doctors said Cain would eventually recover but it would be a slow process, Calabrese said, which prompted his team to post the Twitter update.

Cain, who served as co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, had been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2006 but had survived the disease.

“Although he was basically pretty healthy in recent years, he was still in a high-risk group because of his history with cancer,” Calabrese said.

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Cain is the most prominent American politician to succumb to the coronavirus, which has also infected at least nine members of Congress and one governor, though most of those have not shown severe symptoms.

This is sad. I have no other information at all to share on this. Yes, he had terminal colon cancer, but survived it / was in remission for 14 years. And he was 74. And I have no idea how long he was sick before he went to the hospital. Nor do I know what treatment the Atlanta hospital gave him.

Heck, I read about “standard care” in all the other articles, and I have no idea what that means, given that there is no vaccine, no officially approved medicine, and no common adherence to “anecdotal” and “off label” treatments. The only things I’ve heard from the hospitals is to turn the patient face down so they can breathe easier, and that extended intubation is dangerous. So what exactly are hospitals doing for these people?





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2020 at 12:26 PM    avatar
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Next Stop Mars

Houston, we have ignition

These launches make me feel like a patriotic little kid again. It’s that thrilling to me.

NASA Launches Mars Rover, No Problems

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from the live blog ...

All tanks on United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket are fully fueled, conditions are nominal and we are still on track for a 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT) launch.
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The weather in Florida is beautiful and perfect for today’s launch. According to weather officer Jessica Williams, weather is observed and forecast GO for liftoff in just about half an hour.
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LAUNCH! Perseverance is on its way to Mars

Go Percy! Go Atlas V! Go Mars 2020! Go Centaur!

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has officially lifted off for Mars from Florida in the United States.

The rover successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The car-sized rover is officially on its way to Jezero Crater on Mars, where it is set to arrive in about seven months on Feb. 18, 2021.
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The solid rocket booster helping Atlas V launch the Mars rover Perseverance has separated from the booster as planned.
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PLF (Payload Fairing Separation): The Atlas V rocket’s payload fairing, or nose cone, which was made in Switzerland by Ruag Space and helped to protect the Atlas V rocket during launch, has separated from the vehicle as scheduled.
Centaur separation

Atlas V’s Common Core Booster, the first stage of the Atlas 5 rocket separates from Centaur, the upper stage of Atlas V, as scheduled.
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ULA’s Atlas V rocket has successfully completed an “escape burn,” or its second and final engine firing, as scheduled. This burn is what pushes the vehicle out and towards the Red Planet, where it is set to arrive Feb. 18, 2021, nearly seven months from now.

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Know what I really love about this? The Atlas booster is older than I am. It started out as an ICBM in the 1950s, and was the motivating force underneath the Project Mercury space flights of the early 1960s. It also sent up the Agena equipment packages for some of the Gemini missions, and has launched several hundred satellites since then. Sure, it’s been updated a bunch of times since then, and I think the current one is all-American and no longer using the Russian built R180 middle stage engine.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2020 at 10:38 AM    avatar
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The HCQ Rollercoaster Ride Continues

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) has the ‘rona and will get HCQ + Zn + Azt

Lawmaker tested positive for COVID-19 during White House screening prior to Trump Texas trip

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told “Hannity” Wednesday that he will soon begin a treatment regimen featuring the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine after testing positive for coronavirus earlier in the day.

“My doctor and I are all in,” Gohmert told host Sean Hannity from quarantine. “And I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, [a] doctor, who just found out he had it, and he said he started a HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regimen, too.

“So zinc, erythromycin, and hydroxychloroquine,” the congressman added, “and that will start just in the next day or two.”
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The eight-term Republican, who has frequently refused to wear a mask while performing his duties, denied reports that he berated staffers who do wear masks in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.

“I got a tiny little taste of what you and the president get every day,” Gohmert told the host. “The left went nuts.”

Well, given that he has access to the best medical care in the world, I hope he also gets his vitamin levels checked and starts taking prodigious quantities. Hey, maybe a nebulizer with hydrogen peroxide and heparin?

And I also hope that he keeps a daily, or even hourly journal, and Tweets it out (with comments disabled).

And I have no idea why he is going to wait a couple days before beginning treatment. That seems mega-stupid to me.




Ohio bans HCQ distribution at pharmacies

Starting on Thursday, Ohio pharmacies, clinics and other medical facilities will be prohibited from dispensing or selling the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, to treat the novel coronavirus.

State regulations were updated on Wednesday to reflect the change but also included several caveats, such as if the prescription is for a pet or if it is part of a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of the drug when used to fight COVID-19.

“No prescription for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine may be dispensed by a pharmacist or sold at retail by a licensed terminal distributor of dangerous drugs, including prescriptions for patients residing in Ohio dispensed or sold at retail by nonresident terminal distributors of dangerous drugs as defined in rule 4729:5-8-01 of the Administrative Code, unless the prescription bears a written diagnosis code from the prescriber or a statement indicating its veterinary medical purpose,” the state website read.

“Prescriptions issued for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prophylactic use related to COVID-19 or for the treatment of COVID19 are strictly prohibited unless otherwise approved by the board’s executive director in consultation with the board president, at which time a resolution shall issue,” the statement continued. “Upon the effective date of this rule, all previous approvals for the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine shall be deemed void and must be approved using the process outlined in this paragraph.”

“Basically, it’s a patient safety issue,” Cameron McNamee, the board’s director of policy and communications told The Columbus Dispatch. “We’re looking at the best science to determine what’s best for the patients of Ohio.” She also said the decision has nothing to do with President Trump’s public support for the treatment. [ OMG I can smell the BS from here ]

In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly revoked emergency authorization for the drug which had been prescribed to treat the coronavirus. However, Trump and others in the medical community have hailed it as a possible cure for COVID-19.

The Ohio edict specifically mentions the FDA’s revoking their HCQ EUA back in June. But running with the deliberate misunderstanding of that action, they fail to mention that what the FDA did was to cancel their edict that federal supplies of HCQ had to be limited only to clinical trial and hospital use. So the FDA DID NOT BAN HCQ. What they did, was to open the door for the rest of us, so that (as if overall supplies were low, yeah right) the giant federal stockpile of the drug could go on the open market for the rest of us to use. This purposeful and continuing lie is one of the more aggravating instances in the HCQ wars, and the entire media, including Fox, is complicit. No need to mention that the studies the decision appeared to be based on were the flawed and fraudulent ones coming out of Europe (RECOVERY et al) that were either revoked for BS, or shown to be using nearly fatal overdose levels of the drug in their “trial”. These studies were also mentioned in the Ohio ruling. So it’s a cascade of bullshit. But not to get Trump, on noes!! Liars.

Meanwhile in Columbus OH ...

On the same day that a new rule prohibiting the selling and prescribing of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the coronavirus (COVID-19) went into effect, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on the state’s pharmacy board to reconsider.

In a statement released by the governor’s office, DeWine said that he believes the decision for treatment should be between a doctor and a patient and asked the Ohio Pharmacy Board to halt the new rule and later revisit it.



If Ohio’s pharmacy board doesn’t instantly rescind this ... and I have to wonder if they even have the right to do such a thing, given past furors over filling birth control and morning after scrips etc, not to mention that they are, or should be, subservient to the FDA, CDC, and the doctors in the medical community at large ... I wonder if veterinarians aren’t about to make a fortune.

It’s already known that cats can get the ‘rona. And many vets are already doing some kind of lockdown office visit thing. Show up for fluffy’s appointment, pop the trunk, they come out and take the cat and carrier, and you chill out in the parking lot. Then they text you when your pet visit is complete, and you pop the trunk remotely. You get billed via credit card via your phone. 

So why not take it a tiny bit further and do virtual office visits? Especially since there is no rule against the prophylactic use of HCQ for felines? Set up a sign at the roadside. “Protect your cat from COVID. Virtual office visits $50, call today.” And when you call, they ask if Fluffy has been exposed or showing signs. No, well, let’s be safe. Now listen carefully: for humans, the dose is 2 HCQ pills a day for a week, with a 1000IU zinc supplement every 6 hours. But for cats, the dosage is just 50mg once a day, and feed them tuna and sardines if they won’t take cat vitamins.

Uh huh, and all the scrips say “for veterinary use only” on them. And nobody will ever dare check.

But as for getting kitty to wear a mask and do social distancing? Good luck with that.

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Your Daily Fauci Flip Flop

And in other ‘rona ups and downs, “health expert” Anthony Fauci ( Fau Chi, D-China ) now says you should wear googles too. But he says people won’t like that. Social media agrees, somewhat.

“Theoretically you should protect all of the mucosal surfaces [eyes, nose, mouth], so if you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” he said in an interview with ABC News on Instagram Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already recommends wearing a face mask that covers the nose and mouth in public, but the virus can also enter through the eyes.

Fauci recommended goggles in addition to a face mask for those who want “perfect protection” from the COVID-19, but admitted it’s not “universally recommended.”





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2020 at 09:10 AM    avatar
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A problem I can solve

With Restaurants Closed, Oyster Farmers Overstocked

With restaurants serving a limited number of diners and relying primarily on take-out in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, oyster farmers are left with more supply than demand as sales remain sluggish ahead of prime oyster-eating season this fall.
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Growing oysters is time-sensitive, and if they’re kept growing in their cages for too long they’ll get too big to sell.

With fewer restaurants buying oysters as a result of less foot traffic, oyster farmers are left with shellfish surplus.

“What’s going to hurt the oyster farmers is the size. When they get too big, nobody wants them—you have a window because the water is so warm they’re growing so quickly,” said Logan Clarke, founder of The Lobster Trap, a Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based wholesale seafood distributor.

Now, oystermen like Bloom are left with excessive amounts of the mollusks with a limited shelf life. He says he’s selling them directly to consumers to avoid letting them go to waste.

1. The oysters get too large? Oh give me a break. “Waiter, take these back. These oysters are too big, we can’t possibly finish a dozen of them, at a whole tablespoon of mushy goop per oyster.” said no oyster loving customer ever.

2. Drop the price and flood the market. If you could go to a restaurant around here, oysters would cost you $3 - $4 each, depending on which snooty-toot variety you get. Frankly, the varieties from the Pacific northwest are much better than the Atlantic ones. Oooh, plus that hard to find kind from the panhandle down in Florida. Heaven on the halfshell.

3. Hello Campbell’s, Bookbinder’s, and Progresso? Boy have we got a soup deal for you!!

4. Dear oyster guy: send them my way. I will happily eat several dozen a day, even if they’re “extra large”.

5. Move your racks to deeper cooler water. They’ll grow slower. Duh.

6. Sell them to the government as part of the Green Nude Eel program, as oysters clean the ocean water simply by eating, and they also remove CO2 by growing their shells. Restock the bays up and down the coast. Win win, where’s my check?

Unlike cattle or hogs, which need constant expensive care and feeding, oysters sit in the water and take care of things themselves. Oysters can live for decades. Do you think the indigenous natives rejected some oysters because they were too big? Let’s see, twice the food for the same amount of effort opening the shell. Um, nope!

The wholesale price hasn’t dropped, with oysters around 60 cents each, Bloom noted. But even when restaurants are able to reopen, many of them will be ordering a fraction of what their original menus called for. New York City’s Grand Central Oyster Bar inside Grand Central Terminal has been closed since March with indoor dining suspended indefinitely. During normal times, the iconic seafood restaurant was selling up to 5,000 oysters on the half shell per day, not including cooked oysters.

So there hasn’t even been a price drop yet at their end. And the season isn’t even here yet, and who knows what kind of magical reopening we’ll have then. But they wouldn’t be farmers if they weren’t complaining. It’s the law, I swear.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/30/2020 at 08:31 AM    avatar
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