Nursing Base Hourly Pay
2022Nursing pay transparency can be found from transparentnursing.com - a website reporting and recording nursing salaries state by state.
The third field below is the hourly base pay of nurses.
AK,ANMC Anchorage,36.00,Covid shots,paid student loan,6yrs PCT/EMT
AL,,49.30,3.75 nights,4.00 weekend,RN ER,ED,5yrs
AL,ATC Healthcare,23.00,1:1 school nurse special needs,no benefits
AL,CMC north,26.50,3.00 nights,RN ER
AL,Huntsville Hospital,22.00,6.00 nights,10.00 weekend,4.00 ICU,$2000 bonus,new grad
AL,Huntsville hospital,22.00,level 1 trauma ED,5yrs
AL,Huntsville Main,15.00,LPN,PCU,new grad
AL,Madison Hospital,22.00,6.00 nights,10.00 weekend,20% PRN,RN,new grad
AR,northwest,24.26,L&D PP Gyn,2yrs
AR,St. Bernard's,26.51,RN,BSN,bedside nursing,4yrs
AR,UAMS - Little Rock,26.90,10% retirement,RN - Telemetry,2yrs
AZ,Banner Gateway Gilbert,41.00,18% nights,3.00 weekend,2x on call OT,inpatient PACU,5yrs
AZ,Banner Health Outpatient Phoenix,33.00,6yrs
AZ,Banner Health,31.00,18% nights,3.00 weekend,float medsurg,new grad
AZ,Banner UMC Tucson,38.96,18% night,3.00 weekend,ICU,1yr
AZ,Bannerhealth,27.00,3.00 nights,RN,new grad 2017
AZ,Canyon Vista - Sierra Vista,30.00,2.00 nights,2.00 weekend,ER,1yr
AZ,MIHS Phoenix,28.00,RN OR,2yrs 2018
AZ,St Marys Tucson,44.00,PRN tier 4
CA,California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco,106.60,stroke ICU,ADN,28yrs
CA,Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles,72.00,RN ER,17yrs
CA,east bay county,94.00,17.00 diff, Psych RN
CA,Hoag Memorial Irvine,44.71,tele stepdown,10yrs
CA,Kaiser Permanente Northern California,77.00,11.00 nights,RN - Telemetry
CA,Kaiser Permanente Northern California,87.00,11.00 nights,RN - Telemetry,per diem
CA,Kaiser Permanente San Diego,65.00,4.00 nights,RN - Telemetry
CA,Los Angeles,56.00,outpatient psych,5yrs
CA,Mercy San Juan - Carmichael,63.37,77.21 per diem
CA,Methodist Hospital Arcadia,43.26,Med surg,3yrs
CA,NorCal Kaiser,87.39,7.93 nights,14yrs
CA,San Diego,58.00,4.00 nights,postpartum NICU,11yrs
CA,Santa Barbara County,48.34,4.00 nights,RN,medsurg,4yrs
CA,Southern California Cimmunity,51.00,L&D per diem,RN,1.5yrs
CA,Stanford Hospital,100.00,18.00 nights,18yrs
CA,Stanford Hospital,83.00,Oncology,BSN,new grad + 18yrs military
CA,Stanford,92.00,10% evenings,18% nights,7% charge,3.00 precepting,cerification 1500 yearly,RN,ICU,7yrs
CA,Sutter Health Roseville,72.00,RN,ICU,Trauma/Neuro,4yrs
CA,Sutter HSC - North San Diego,60.00, RN OR,14yrs
CA,Sutter North Bay,62.00,up to 70.00 plus diff,max ratio 4:1
CA,UCHealth Memorial Central,38.50,5.00 night2.00 weekend,ER,2yrs
CA,UCSF,81.76,16% nights,5% weekend,NICU
CO,Denver Health,110.00,local contract,RN BSN
CO,Denver Health,27.50,new grads
CO,Denver Health,37.17,14% critical care,ED,5yrs
CO,SCL Health - Denver,41.00,7.00 float,RN BSN
CO,SNF Colorado Springs,35.00,LPN
CT,Yale New Haven Hospital,34.00,5.25 nights,10.96 weekend nights,RN,ICU,new grad
DC,GWUH UHS,36.50,RN ICUCVICU Covid ICU,3yrs 2020
DC,GWUH UHS,40.00,Transplant Coordinator RN,4yrs 2021
DC,Washington Hospital Center,32.25,new grad
DE,Nemours,49.89,10% nights,20% weekend,30% wekend nights,RN,8yrs
FL,AdventHealth Orlando,31.00,5.00 on call,OR,new grad
FL,Don Mopkins Childrens Hospital Tampa Bay,15.00,3.25 nights,1.25 weekend,PCA
FL,HealthTrust HCA Tampa Bay area,45.00,per diem
FL,Lee Memorial Health - Fort Myers,60.00,RN ICU,staff resource,$5k bonus 6mos
FL,Mayo Clinic,31.61,RN,BSN,Med surg,3yrs
FL,Sarasota Memorial,29.74,1.50 CEN,RN,ER,ASN,2yrs
FL,Tampa,35.42,4.25 nights,BMT board certified,7yrs
FL,Tenet,27.72,RN,PCU,32.80 per diem,2yrs
GA,Atlanta,28.00,5.65 nights,4.00 weekend,6.00 market,RN,ICU,new grad
GA,University hospital Augusta,40.95,2.00 critical care,BSN,Med surg,PACU,top scale,10yrs
IL,,37.00,4.00 evenings,acute inpatient rehab,5yrs
IL,Amita Chicago Suburbs,34.00,3.00 evenings,RN ICU,step-down
IL,Dupage County,31.75,Med surg,2yrs
IL,MercyHealth,33.00,RN ICU,clincal ladder added
IL,University of Chicago,38.00,paramedic ER techs
KY,St Joseph East Lexington,28.03,1.5yrs
KY,UKMC,38.41,1.50 evenings,3.50 nights,4.50 weekend nights,MICU,12yrs
LA,LCMC New Orleans,32.50,4.00 on call,1.5x time if called,RN OR,3.5yrs
LA,Ochsner - New Orleans,28.80,3.00 nights,2.00 weekend
LA,Ochsner LSU,37.00,4.00 nights,2.00 weekend,PRN,PICU,1yr
MA,Boston Medical,45.95,4.45 nights,5.00 weekend,RN OB/GYN,perinatal float - L&D maternity,4yrs
MA,St Lukes Southcoast - New Bedford,34.65,2.80 evenings,4.00 nights,RN,Med surg,3yrs
MD,Baltimore Washington Medical Center,30.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,Baltimore,34.00,4.00 nights,new grad
MD,Bayview Medical Center,32.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,Doctors Community Hospital,33.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,GBMC Towson,31.00,RN,ED,new grad
MD,Howard County General,31.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,Johns Hopkins Baltimore,36.24,outpatient psych
MD,Johns Hopkins Baltimore,38.95,RN OR,5yrs
MD,Johns Hopkins HCGH,28.00,10.00 nights,Adult ED,new grad
MD,Johns Hopkins,31.00,3.00 nights,2.00 weekend,BSN,new grad
MD,Northwest Hospital,32.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,Sisters of Bon Secours,31.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,St. Agnes,32.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,U. Maryland Community Medical,30.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MD,U. Maryland Midtown,29.00,medsurg tele,4yrs
MI,Henry Ford Hospital Detroit,32.00,7% nights,2.00 weekend,RN,ICU,MICU,2yrs
MI,Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor,33.58,3.40 nights,5.50 weekend nights,medsurg,new grad
MI,Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor,42.00,3.40 night,5.15 weekend,2:1 retire match,RN,ICU,9yrs
MI,Saginaw,45.75,55.75 covid pay,14yrs
MI,Spectrum Health St. Joseph,32.00,2.00 evenings,2.50 nights,5.00 weekend nights,RN,BSN,cardiac telemetry,0.75yr
MS,north,29.42,2.75 evenings,4.00 nights,RN,CCU
MT,SCL Health St. Vincent Billings,32.80,4.00 nights,2.00 team leader,5.00 orientation,RN,CC float,6yrs
NC,Durham,31.45,Cardio thoracic stepdown,6yrs
NC,HCA Mission Hospital Asheville,25.70,3.00 2nd shift,6.00 3rd shift,3.50 weekend,MSICU,3yrs
NC,Novant Health Presbyterian - Charlotte,38.00,3.00 nights,4.00 weekend,1.00 critical care,7yrs
NC,Pediatric Home Health,27.50,2.50 nights,LPN
NC,UNC - Chapel Hill,45.00,4.00 evenings,10.00 nights,5.00 weekend,float pool,no benefits
NC,UNC,40.85,5.00 nights,10.00 weekend,MICU team leader,8.5yrs
NC,Wakemed Raleigh,29.50,BSN,4.00 evenings,14.00 weekend,2yrs
ND,Fargo Oncology Clinic,31.75,RN,4yrs
ND,Sanford Health Fargo,16.33,med surg PCT
New Mexico,37.25,RN ICU,2.00 clinical practice leader,diff for BSN,
precepting, charge nurse, average about $43/hr
NM,UNMH Albuquerque,34.50,2.00 weekend, RN ER,BSN,2yrs
NV,HCA Las Vegas,35.83,2.00 weekend,BSN,0.5yrs
NV,HCA,61.47,2.00 nights,1.50 weekend,40yrs
NV,Las Vegas,35.00,Med surg,1.5yrs
NV,Las Vegas,35.79,2.10 nights,1.50 weekend,RN,BSN,Med surg,0.5yrs
NV,Las Vegas,39.41,2.00 night,1.50 weekend,RN ER
NV,PCU,41.00,2.00 nights,2.00 weekend,new grad
NV,Reno,32.00,3.20 nights,Cardiac ICU,401k match to 4%,$200/mo taxfree to student loans,new grad
NY,Bellevue hopital NYC,100.00,$185.00 overtime shift,travel contract
NY,Glen Falls Hopital,39.07,1.5x over 40hrs,RN CCU,30yrs 2018
NY,Long Island,48.00,5.00 night,critical care float,new grad
NY,Rochester hospital,30.00,RN,Cath lab
NY,Samaritan Hospital Troy,35.00,14.00 call rate,1.5x if called,Cardiac Cath lab nurse
NY,Stony Brook University - Long Island,34.00,Oncology ICR,2.5yrs
NY,Syracuse,26.50,5.00 nights,LPN,Med surg,15yrs
NY,URMC Rochester,25.00,1.00 nights,new grad
NY,URMC Rochester,32.15,5.50 nights,3.00 weekend,RN,BSN,ICU ER,CCRN,5yrs
NY,URMC Rochester,42.00,Acute hemodialysis,10yrs
NY,Westchester Medical Center Valhalla,47.00,night diff,ed diff,cert diff,NYSLRS pension
OH,Cincinnati,29.67,5.00 evenings,2.00 weekend,ER,new grad
OH,Cleveland Clinic,29.00,5.00 night,SICU,new grad
OH,Cleveland Clinic,30.00,5.00 nights,2.00 weekend,RN Telemetry,new grad
OH,Cleveland Clinic,34.50,RN, PACU Telemtry,6yrs
OH,Columbus,45.00,5.00 nights,3.00 weekend,float pool casual,2yrs
OH,Dayton,27.50,15% nights,10% weekend,2.00 high acuity,$10,000 1yr bonus
OH,Doctors Hospital Columbus,27.00,5.00 nights,2yrs
OH,Ohio State Wexner Columbus,26.27,5.00 nights,5.00 weekend,RN,BSN,med surg,new grad
OH,Trinity Health,34.00,ED ICU,11yrs
OK,CCMH Lawton,30.50,3.50 nights,3.00 weekend,6.50 holiday,0.50 charge,RN,5yrs
OK,Tribal Health Outpatient,21.50,LPN
OR,Kaiser Sunnyside Portland,62.10,1.5x call backs,2x extra shifts,RN,Cath lab,25yrs
OR,PH,39.99,7.00 nights,2.00 weekend, new grad residency
OR,Portland,39.77,6.00 nights,2.00 weekend,new grad
OR,Prestige Care Portland,50.00,float pool,RN,LTC/Rehab,1.5yrs
HH&H,75,000 salaried,0.45 per mile,$50 per routine,$75 per
death,$150 per admission,2% max salary increase,RN - Hospice
PA,Crozer - Delco,33.60,RN,BSN,new grad
PA,Harris County Hospital District,36.50,PACU,5yrs
PA,Penn Medicine,48.50,2.00 weekend,5.00 shift diff iirc,5yrs
PA,Penn State,31.00,new grad
PA,Philadelphia - Jefferson,45.00,new grad
PA,Philadelphia - Mainline,38.00,new grad
PA,Philadelphia - Upenn,39.00,new grad
PA,Philadelphia suburbs,43.00,Home health nurse,20yrs
PA,St Luke’s Allentown,32.00,RN,ICU,1yr
PA,UPMC Pittsburgh,27.00,6yrs CVICU
PA,UPMC Pittsburgh,27.00,new grad
PA,UPMC Pittsburgh,30.09,1.00 shift,1.00 charge,med-surg/step-down
PA,Wellspan,34.44,10% noc,RN,float nurse,new grad
RI,Fatima Hospital,42.26,1.25 evenings,2.75 nights,2.00 charge,3.75 weekend,RN Psych,9yrs
Sc,Piedmont Medical Center near Charlotte,23.00,RN,ICU,stopped 401k match,2020
SC,Spartanburg,28.50,3.50 nights,5.50 weekend,new grad
SD,Monument Health Rapid City,30.00,1.30 nights,RN,critical care,0.5yrs
TN,Ascension St Thomas Murfreesboro,35.50
TN,Centennial Children’s Nashville,28.17,RN,NICU,2yrs
TN,Erlanger Chattanooga,13.00,nurse tech
TN,HCA Summit Nashville,25.00
TN,Knoxville,23.00,4.00 nights,3.00 weekend,BSN,3yrs
TN,Maury Regional Columbia,27.00
TN,Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Memphis,24.10,5.00 nights,CVICU,new grad 2019
TX,Austin 6 campuses,53.00,RN,acute float pool,12yrs
TX,Baptist Health System San Antonio,36.00,8.25 weekend,2.00 relief charging,RN,BSN,ICU,14yrs
TX,CVICU,22.50,2.00 nights,MSM CRNA,new grad
TX,CVICU-Houston,35.00,4.00 nights1.00 charge,8% geolocation,MSM CRNA
TX,Hendrick Medical Center Abilene,13.50,Specialty lab technician,2000-2011
TX,HMG Healthcare,37.00,RN,Wound care/LTC ADON,3yrs
TX,Houston - HCA,29.50,neuro trauma ICU,RN,new grad
TX,Houston - Memorial Hermann,33.00,IMU Step Down,RN,new grad
TX,Houston medical center,42.00,3.00 nights,8% geographic,inpatient lactation,10yrs
TX,Houston,32.67,4.00 nights,ADN,Med surg tele,new grad
TX,Houston,35.67,4.00 spanish,ICU or ER
TX,Methodist Health System San Antonio,25.00,burn unit,new grad
VA,Carilion Clinic Roanoke,29.10,psych nurse,1yr
VA,SRMC Petersburg,25.00,RN OR,new grad 2016
WA,eastern tier 3 med center,40.00,1.25 BSN,1.00 CCRN,4yrs
WA,Providence St Peter - Olympia,41.06,4.75 nights,3.25 weekend,1.00 cert,RN Cardiac Step-down,4.5yrs
WA,Providence,55.70,Cardiac RN,1.00 BSN,1.00 certification,16yrs
WA,southwest float pool,46.77,6.00 nights,15.00 weekend,3.50 float,1.00 bsn,72.27 total
WA,Swedish hospital Seattle,36.50,RN,outpatient cardiology,1yr
WA,Swedish MC Seattle,42.84,3.75 nights,4.00 weekend,5.00 float,2.25 Charge RN,RN,BSN,Neuro-Tele,5yrs
WA,University of Washington,68.50,stipend,RN,cardiac outpt,5yrs
WI,Aurora St Luke’s Hospital - Milwaukee,25.00,med tele,new grad,2014
WI,Madison,45.58,3.50 nights,3.00 boarding, ER,CEN,12yrs
WV,CAMC,28.00,1.25 nights,new grad
WY,Amedisys Cheyenne,36.00,mileage + 1.5 OT,RN,BSN
compiled from Reddit Nursing
Music Association: Jackson Browne - Doctor My EyesThe Prophets Of CapitalismThe
True Labor Shortage
million U.S. workers quit their jobs, upgrading their lives.
amplified the inequities of worker pay, the pandemic amplified
difficult working conditions, and low unemployment offered
opportunities. Even though a record number of people quit their jobs
last year, the U.S. recorded a net gain of 6.4 million jobs. And yet at
the end of the year, there were 10.9 million job openings.
|Child asks:||Parent answers:|
slavery still exist in America?||No.|
you can quit your job at any time?||No.|
you are forced to work to eat, have a home, or have health care?||Yes.|
health care have to be tied to employment?||Uh.|
countries tie health care to citizenship not employment.||Oh.|
is when prices rise, and prices rise mostly
with corporate greed. Starbucks is increasing prices and
reported a 31%
increase in profits during the final three months of 2021 for
profit of $20 billion. The compensation of Starbucks CEO
Kevin Johnson soared by 39% to $20.4 million in 2021. Starbucks said it
would keep raising prices, and that a series of price
increases on menu items in recent months had not had “any meaningful impact to
prices are at a 7 year high. Corporate
profits of BP are
at an 8 year high. Exxon, Chevron, and Shell profits are at a 7 year
high. Exxon profited
$23 billion in 2021 and is using $10 billion to buy back some
of its stock.
Federal Reserve of St. Louis charted corporate profits from 1950
through 2020 in billions of dollars.
now at a 30 year high, straining the real value of wages. Factoring
for inflation, pay has remained stagnant. This Bureau of Labor
Statistics chart shows private sector hourly wages from
through November 2021, using 1982 dollars.
lowest paid individuals made more money on average in the U.S.
1946-1980, while the wealthiest made less money. From 1980 to 2014, the
net income of the wealthiest shot up like a billionaire's rocket, while
the net income of the lower and middle classes dropped and burned up
like a meteor.
is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that represents the number of
extra days women, on average, must work to earn what men, on average,
earned the year before. To earn what white, non-Hispanic men earned in
2020, Asian American and Pacific Islander women had to work until March 9. Mothers
won’t catch up until June
4 (compared with fathers, on average). For Black
women it is not until August
3. For Native American women it is not until September 8. Lastly,
for Latinas, Equal Pay Day is more than 9 months into the year on Oct. 21. [Department
is averaging at about six or seven percent. If you have seen your
heating bill, you know the price of energy is higher than inflation's
As an employee, you
have the right to act with co-workers to address work-related issues in
many ways. Examples include:
Your employer cannot discharge, discipline, or threaten
you for, or coercively question you about, this “protected concerted”
single employee may also engage in protected concerted activity if he
or she is acting on the authority of other employees, bringing group
complaints to the employer's attention, trying to induce group action,
or seeking to prepare for group action. However, you can lose
protection by saying or doing something egregiously offensive or
knowingly and maliciously false, or by publicly disparaging your
employer's products or services without relating your complaints to any
labor controversy. The National Labor Relations Board has a poster
of employee rights in English
- talking with one or more co-workers about
your wages and benefits or other working conditions,
- circulating a
petition asking for better hours,
- participating in a concerted refusal
to work in unsafe conditions,
- openly talking about your pay and
- joining with co-workers to talk directly to your
employer, to a government agency, or to the media about problems in
job should, at the very least, provide a living wage, safe working
conditions, sick leave, and health and disability insurance, said Jay
Spence, psychologist and chief product officer at Uprise Health in
Irvine, Calif. “The
pandemic has unfortunately exposed how many
jobs don’t even meet workers’ most basic biological
and safety needs,” Spence said. Although this is
true for those in minimum-wage jobs, skilled and knowledge-based
workers also have faced inadequate Covid-mitigation procedures at work,
and insufficient sick leave and health insurance. [Washington
Post - Should
I Quit My Job?]
Music Associations: Todd
Rundgren - I Don't Want To Work
& Men At
Work - Overkill
Appreciation $hortageThe True Nursing Shortage
2022Healthcare has money. It only cares about money.
Healthcare, the largest public for-profit (for shareholders) healthcare
company, runs 186 hospitals and about 1,800 other clinics and surgery
centers in 21 states. HCA has posted $3.8 billion in profits
but can't afford to pay nurses better or provide a healthy work environment or hire nurses to a reasonable nurse to patient ratio.
Just like class size for teachers -- the number of students a teacher
is expected to teach -- the nurse to patient ratio is the number of
patients assigned to a nurse.
HCA became a publicly traded
company in 2011 when it sold 126 million shares for $3.79 billion. HCA
was ranked 67th in the 2019 list of Fortune 500 corporations by total
revenue. Again, in 2011, shareholders valued HCA at $3.79 billion, and ten years later in 2020, HCA had profits of $3.8 billion. From October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, HCA profit was $6.568 billion, a 93% increase over the preceding year.
the second largest for-profit healthcare company, runs 65 hospitals,
more than 450 clinics and other facilities. Tenet has multiple
multimillion dollar settlements related to defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and patients. Encompass (formerly HealthSouth), the third largest for-profit healthcare company, was accused of falsely reporting company earnings to meet stockholder expectations, under CEO Scrushy.
In 2018, the valuation of private equity
deals in the U.S. health care sector surpassed $100 billion, a
twentyfold increase from 2000 (when it was less than $5 billion).
healthcare is centered on greed. The nurses are not paid enough and not
provided a healthy, sustainable work environment. Twelve-hour shifts of
life, death, punches, and berating are not a healthy, sustainable work
The New York Times ran an opinion video last week by a group of nurses explaining what it is like being a nurse and how horrible the work environment is.
could no longer work in critical care under the conditions I was being
forced to work under with poor staffing, and that’s when I left.”
To maximize profits, American hospitals have been intentionally under
staffing nurses for decades, long before the pandemic. What the
hospital industry doesn’t want you to know is that there’s
never been more licensed nurses in America. Hospitals just aren’t
hiring them. “There’s not a shortage of nurses. There’s just a shortage of nurses willing to work under those conditions.” [YouTube, NYT]
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the hospital industry trade group, which lobbies against Medicare for All
proposals, against free care to low-income people lacking medical
insurance, and against hospitals making prices public. AHA posted a rebuttal to the Healthcare Greed
video without addressing the (highest) number of licensed nurses in the
U.S. or the workplace violence, threats, and harassment. AHA seems most
threatened by possible government-imposed staffing requirements.
There is not a nursing shortage.
There is a shortage of hospitals willing to:
- pay a living wage
- have reasonable shifts (8 hrs or less)
- not abuse the nurses
- provide health coverage for health workers
(For more information, read https://www.reddit.com/r/nursing/ .)
Music Association: AHA - I Wish I Cared
Test? I Didn't Study! Free Covid-19 Test Kits
Today is the official launch day of the Covid-19 Test Kit website (or call 1-800-232-0233). Sign up to receive 4 free Covid-19 test kits per U.S. household mailed by the U.S. Postal System
Give your name and U.S. residential address. That's it. Covid-19
tests will start shipping in late January (mailed within 7-12 days).
USPS will send 4 free at-home Covid-19 test kits to U.S. residential
The rapid antigen tests can be taken anywhere, with results in 30 minutes.
Music Association: Lynyrd Skynyrd - FreebirdGoing OrnamentalVaccine Decor*
After last year's Covid-19 ornaments (see previous post), it only made sense to give the gift of vaccines this year.
- small pointy bottles
- clear jumbo-sized push pins
- a black plastic takeout bowl
- a black Sharpie or acrylic pen
- clear packing tape
pushed some giant-sized push pins into oval pieces of a black plastic
takeout bowl. Then I muscled one push pin into the bottom of each bottle.
was told that an acrylic pen would write on plastic. It's true. It
does. But it also smears, even after waiting 20 minutes for the
ink/paint pen to dry. So I had to cover the writing with clear packing
I put the vaccines in re-purposed clear packaging.
Have a happy new year.
Music Association: David Bowie - Golden Year
* Small parts warning: Not for households with children under 7.
Going OrnamentalSpreading Covid-19*
Last year I painted some styrofoam balls with gray paint.
I stuck the painted styrofoam balls with red push pins. The paint helped to hold the push pins in.
Then I re-purposed some gold elastic, tied as a loop around one of the push pins.
Then I used some washed plastic packaging as containers and gave Covid-19 ornaments.
That's the only way it's okay to spread Covid-19.
Music Association: Elvis - Blue Christmas
* Small parts warning: Not for households with children under 7.
“We're heartbroken. We're overwhelmed.”Minnesota Healthcare Pleads For Public Help
To End The Pandemic
2021A full-page ad was put in many newspapers across Minnesota yesterday, pleading with the public to take action to stop Covid-19.
The ad asked the public to get vaccinated and get the booster, wear a mask, socially distance, if sick - get tested, and spread the word. The ad said:
doctors, nurses, and people working in health care are doing everything
we can to take care of you when you're sick. And yet every day we're
seeing avoidable illness and death as a direct result of Covid-19.
emergency departments are overfilled, and we have patients in every bed
in our hospitals. This pandemic has strained our operations and
demoralized many people on our teams. Care in our hospitals is safe but
our ability to provide it is threatened. At any time, you or your loved
one might need our support. Heart attacks. Car accidents. Cancer.
Stroke. Appendicitis. Now, an ominous question looms: Will you be able
to get care at your local community hospital without delay? Today,
does this happen in 2021 -- almost two full years since this deadly
pandemic began? How can we as a society stand by and watch people die
when a simple shot could prevent a life-threatening illness? Your
access to health care is being seriously threatened by Covid-19. We
need to stop the spread!
Today we ask you to:
• Get vaccinated + get your booster
• Wear a mask (even if you're vaccinated) + socially distance
• If you feel sick, get tested for Covid-19
• Encourage neighbors and loved ones to take these steps
We're in this together, and we can only finish it together.
CEOs from North Memorial, CentraCare, Allina, Mayo Clinic, Hennepin
Healthcare, Essentia, Fairview Health Service, Children's Minnesota,
and HealthPartners all signed off on the message.
This morning's report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows 3,655 new cases of Covid-19 and 46 new deaths.
Music Association: Five For Fighting - DyingBang On The Drum All DayRepercussions
Of The Pandemic
instruments can be as simple as a pan, a barrel, or a table. They
aren't instruments until they meet up with hands.
will lend you a hand.
(This is me on the drums.)
you think you shouldn't have a Covid-19 vaccine, you are thinking too
much. If you aren't vaccinated, get vaccinated.
of the end of August, four and a half million people worldwide have
died directly from Covid-19 (4,518,351).
Covid-19 has directly killed 634,415
in the United States. The availability of Covid-19 vaccinations has
meant that those dying alone of Covid-19 are anti-vaxers (Covidiots).
Many other people are dying from serious but treatable illnesses due to
either fear of going into hospitals or the health resources not
being available during the pandemic. The decline of health and dental
maintenance will have consequences.
president alive today has been vaccinated, from President Carter to
This is the Afghanistan War
(2001-2021) of pandemics. It will not end quickly. Slowly, the
Covidiots will suffer long, painful
solitary* deaths while those vaccinated will get periodic booster shots
and live on.
drove past a funeral yesterday, with few people seeing the casket into
a hearse. They all seemed to be looking at me like I should stop and do
something or say something. Maybe they just wanted more people and less
So many people are not properly mourning --
having stalled or complicated grief responses -- not getting closure.
evidence indicates a rise in domestic and child abuse, a rise in drug
and alcohol addiction and relapse, a rise in depression and
isolation, and accentuated political and social divisions.
will be a long-term problem for many adults.
is killing the hospitality industry, the wider service industry, and
global manufacturing. Supply chain shortages will kill Just-In-Time
delivery, increasing inventory overhead, and increasing prices.
still drumming my table.)
Music Association: Dire Straits
- Industrial Disease
* Death is usually solitary.Nuanced
problem with the lifting of mask mandates is in the details.
of the headlines and announcements say the masks can come off after the
second shot of a Covid19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). However, the
second shot isn't fully effective until two weeks after it was
If someone is coughing up a storm,
I'm not going to go up to them maskless and talk about the stormy
The mask mandates had to be lifted not for
individuals and not to follow sensible science. The
mask mandates had to be lifted
in a bigger, societal picture. The vaccines will only protect people
for so long. How long? It is more than eight
months. It might be a year. The CEO of Pfizer said
there will be Covid19 booster shots next year.
of Americans have been vaccinated, the masks come off to encourage the
other half of the country and to put them at risk to supposedly cause
them to get vaccinated.
It's like a traffic light in
the middle of the night.
not that it helps the one lone car on the road stuck at a red light
while everyone else sleeps. Whether vaccinated or not, mask removing
will not help the individual. It might help their business or their
ability to get teachers to babysit their kids. And removing masks helps
the villains who insidiously want to breathe their Covid19 breath on
If people had
everyone's best interests in mind and at heart, mask mandates wouldn't
be necessary. People would be wearing masks. It's a pandemic.
of the reason I wear a mask is for me and half is for you.
Music Association: The Spaniels
- Stormy WeatherStar Wars Day
Who Got Shot First?May
the Fourth be 2021I'm
not much of a Star Wars fan or a Star Trek fan or a Star Tribune fan.
But since today isn't Star Trek day or Star Tribune day, I'll give two
four reasons that I'm not a Star Wars fan.
1. The Star
Wars Holiday SpecialIf
those reasons aren't enough, there are plenty more reasons in the Star
Wars universe, including the who-shot-whom-first nonsense.
3. Star Wars
4. Star Wars
once knew an elderly wife who would remind her elderly husband to shoot
himself. (He had daily medications.) “Have you shot yourself?”
she would ask.
I've been vaccinated.
United States has more vaccines than it has people wanting to be
vaccinated. According to some polls, not enough Americans want to get
their shots, and the United States may not have enough immunized people
to reach herd immunity. That means there will be third doses of the
vaccines next year. The masks will stay on. And the health,
entertainment, and hospitality industries will continue to suffer.
pandemic will continue until the covidiots are ready for it to end.
Music Association: Erich
Korngold - King’s Row & Gustav Holst - The Planets -
Mars, the Bringer of War
link for details of the Star
Wars music cues
Trump's Golf May 24, 2020The
United States had its 100,000th Covid-19 death this weekend. The cover
of today's New York Times listed a thousand people killed by Covid-19,
their names, ages, city, and sometimes something about them.
Trump puttered around a golf course yesterday. A combination of Trump
golfing and the Times list of the dead appeared on the web.
Music Association: Friends Of Distinction - Grazing In The Grass
That's me on the bongos.
How Are You? May 6, 2020
world is sick of Covid-19 and from Covid-19. The world has adapted to
the virus, and the virus has adapted to the world, according to the Los
Alamos National Laboratory's report, “Spike mutation pipeline reveals the emergence of a more transmissible form of SARS-CoV-2
What Los Alamos says is the Covid-19 virus spikes mutated in Europe to be spikier* than the original Wuhan, China virus. Spikier spikes
increase the transmission, the contagiousness of the disease, and its severity
It strains me to tell you but this spikier strain (D614G) has dominated
the United States. Comparing the pandemic in the United States to
the one in China is an apples-to-watermelons comparison. Put another
way, China has yet to experience the “new and improved Covid-19,
now with spikier spikes!”Say It, Don't Spray It
you talk, tiny droplets of saliva spray into the air. When you cough or
sneeze, more saliva and germs spray farther out into the air,
about three feet. And when you cough and sneeze forcefully, your rain
can hit me from six feet away.
This is you, but it falls on me.
may not even have the symptoms of Covid-19 and thankfully sneezing
isn't one of them, but you could be spraying your newfound virus all
over everyone around you. The spray that floats in the air is called an
aerosol. How long does your aerosol float around?Shut The Trap, Shut It!
have assumed that Covid-19 particles cannot linger in the air for hours
after somebody coughs. That assumption could be wrong. A Wuhan University study
published in the journal Nature Research
used aerosol traps
within two hospitals in Wuhan, China. Researchers found bits of the
Covid-19 virus’s genetic material floating around indoor toilets,
as well as a room in the hospital where medical staff removed their
masks, gowns, and gloves.Could You Do That Outside?!?
stay-at-home order in Minnesota has given the state time to gather
resources and information but has been economically tough. Yesterday's
interim state budget report figures a $2.4 billion deficit
biennium instead of the $1.5 billion surplus Minnesota had. Nearly
594,000 Minnesota workers filed for unemployment by the end of April. Dave Orrick of the Pioneer Press
assessed of the accomplishments of 37 days of the March 25th stay-at-home order
☆ Minnesotans heeded the stay-at-home order more closely than
other Americans and more than many forecasters expected. We flattened
the curve, creating a slower spread of the pandemic than most states.
☆ Prior to the stay-at-home order, Minnesota had about 1,200
intensive care beds. ICU beds, and ventilators to aid in breathing, are
crucial to reduce the death toll of the virus, which usually kills by
causing the lungs to fail. The state still has 1,244 ICU beds, but
within 24 hours the number of beds can jump to 2,044. (Don't jump on
the beds! When will this pandemic end?!?
) Within three days, it can
jump up to
2,588. Hundreds of beds are available for non-Covid-19 patients. The
state now has 2,844 ventilators.
☆ Medical personal protective equipment (PPE) was in short supply
a month ago. Minnesota now has 345,000 N95 respirators, 2 million
surgical masks, 7.3 million gloves, 49,000 gowns, and 152,000 face
shields, plus significant supplies our hospitals have obtained.
☆ Covid-19 swab tests averaged 1,720 per day in Minnesota in late
March. Last week, the average had jumped to 3,006 with plans for 5,000
tests per day soon. The increase is good but not yet at a capacity that
wouldenable testing everyone with disease symptoms.
What we didn't get was immunity. People seem to be able to get
sick and sick again. We didn't get a vaccine [ until we did.
]The New Normal
changes that didn't make the Orrick list can be seen and not seen all
around. Tape marks on store floors remind shoppers of social
distancing. Plexiglass shields have become the new Cone Of Silence.
Eyes have become more expressive. Masks have become commonplace, not
for the sake of the wearer but for everyone else. Office furniture companies
have become virus distancing advisers. Planes usually in the air have
in Dallas, Houston, Pinal, and Tucson. Homes have
become more heaven because of togetherness.
And for some people, due to Covid-19 illnesses or domestic abuse or just not in a loving place
, it's hell.
How are you?
Music Association: Kansas - Dust In The Wind
* New word of the day: SpikierCovid-19 Curve
Sacrificial Lambs April
United States has over a million cases of Covid-19 with reported cases
currently doubling every three weeks.* The argument out there is to push
people to make wrong decisions for profit, either political or
economic. Some people's money is more important than some other
Music Association: The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go* And more Covid-19 deaths than deaths from the Vietnam War.Covid-19 Heroes
May Existence April
one of the White House pandemic press conferences, Trump said he hasn't
traveled in months. Yeah, right Pinocchio.
January, he started from Florida, then D.C., then Toledo, then D.C.,
then Milwaukee, then D.C., then Florida again, then D.C., then Switzerland, then
D.C., then New Jersey, then D.C., then Iowa, then Michigan, then D.C.,
and back to Florida.
February, he started from Florida, then D.C., then North Carolina, then
D.C., then New Hampshire, then D.C., then Florida again, then D.C.,
then Arizona, then Colorado, then Nevada, then D.C., then India, then D.C.,
then Maryland, then D.C.
In March it was back to
North Carolina, then D.C., then back to Florida again, and then back to
That's at least 34 flights.
the details on all Trump's campaign rallies and Florida golf trips (so
far in 2020), see the Trump Timeline 2020
and Trump Timeline 2015-2020
of dismissing Covid-19 in tweets and rallies, instead of being an
absent president, he could have been a leader. The kind of leader any
other modern United States president would have been. He could have
prepared the country and its hospitals and industry for the crisis.
Music Association: Jefferson
Airplane - Jet AirlinerCovid-19 Heroes
Heroes Should Be Paid More April
15, 2020All the nurses and
taking care of Covid-19 patients are my heroes. They are putting
themselves in harms way and learning about what works and may save
lives while waiting for a vaccine. Recent news hints that maybe
on their stomachs increases the oxygen
to their lungs (proning, anecdotal evidence). My heroes include all the
health professionals in New York who have made videos to show what
battling Covid-19 looks like and what they need (masks and other PPEs,
and ironically enough health coverage for
health professionals aren't being paid enough and should have Covid-19
The original Covid-19 hero was
Wenliang. In December 2019 he posted on the
Chinese messaging app WeChat that seven patients from a local
seafood market had been diagnosed with a SARS-like illness and were
quarantined in his hospital in Wuhan. He was
detained by Wuhan police and accused of
rumor-mongering. Li was hospitalized on January
12, tested positive for Covid-19 on February 1st, and died on February
Captain Brett Crozier is
a Covid-19 hero for defending the lives of his crew and was
of command on April 2nd after urging
the Navy to address the Covid-19 outbreak on his ship, the USS Theodore Roosevelt
aircraft carrier. He would make a better Secretary of the Navy than
grocery store clerks are also heroes for keeping supplies stocked. The
congressional and legislative assistants are also my heroes for
listening to the stories of hardships and figuring what the government
can do to make things better. Dr. Anthony Fauci is a hero for
maintaining his professional ethics in a difficult situation. And then
there's Paula Reid (CBS) and Kaitlan Collins (CNN), who popped a toddler's
balloon on Monday at the Covid-19
Here is part of Trump's
exchange with CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid:
What did you do with that time that you bought? The argument is that
you bought yourself some time. You didn't use it to prepare hospitals.
You didn't use it to ramp up testing. Right now, nearly 20 million
people are unemployed.
You're so disgraceful. It's so disgraceful the way you say that.
Tens of thousands of Americans are dead. How is… this rant
supposed to make people feel confident in an unprecedented crisis? What
did your administration do in February for the time that your travel
ban bought you?
Trump: A lot.
Trump: A lot, and in
fact, we'll give you a list… We did a lot. Look, look, you
know you're a fake.
is part of an exchange with CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins:
Collins: You said when
someone is president of the United States, their authority is total.
That is not true. Who told you that?This
Covid-19 press conference started with a campaign video. The lights in
the briefing room dimmed for the three minute montage of officials
offering laudatory comments about the president and of Trump discussing
his steps to contain the virus.
You know what we're going to do? We're going to write up papers on this.
Has any governor agreed that you have the authority to decide when
I haven't asked anybody because. You know why? Because I don't have to.
But who told you the president has the total authority?
To answer Paula
about what Trump did in February, Trump actively downplayed the threat
of Covid-19, falsely said the virus was under control, minimized
how long a vaccine would take, contradicted his
health professionals, and sent 18 tons of U.S. medical supplies to
China (which they might
have sold back to the states). Trump did even more.
played golf on February 1, 2,
and 15. He held MAGA
campaign rallies on February 10 (Manchester,
NH), February 19 (Phoenix,
AZ), February 20 (Colorado
Springs, CO), February 21 (Las
Vegas, NV), February 24-26 (India),
February 28 (North
Charleston, SC), and February 29 (Oxon
Hill, MD). And most importantly to his self-aggrandizement
was his riding in his limo around the Daytona
500 track as the grand marshal on February 16th.
traveled more than Trump. At the start of February, the world had
11,953 cases and 7 cases in the U.S. At the end of February, the world
had 85,403 cases of Covid-19 and 62 cases in the U.S. As of today,
there have been 1,914,916 cases worldwide and 123,010 deaths. There
have been 578,268 cases in the United States and 23,476
There have been 1,809 cases in Minnesota and 87 deaths.
Music Association: REO
Speedwagon - Back On The Road Again
T-shirt Slogan Association:
Elect A Clown - Expect A Circus
During Watergate, Connie Chung once came across President Nixon on the
White House lawn. She asked him some questions. Then he asked
much do you make?” She told him, and
he said, “You
should make more money.” Trump Schedule
Trump Didn't Order Covid-19
Supplies Until Mid-MarchApril
Trump waited until March
12th to order ventilators and N95 masks. The order requests
delivery at the end of April. No rush apparently.
Trump's 2020 Schedule
2020 - Trump administration told of virus in ChinaJanuary
4, 2020 - golfJanuary
5, 2020 - golfJanuary
9, 2020 - Campaign rally in Toledo, OhioJanuary
14, 2020 - Campaign rally in Milwaukee, WisconsinJanuary
18, 2020 - golfJanuary
28, 2020 - Campaign rally at Wildwood, New JerseyJanuary
30, 2020 - Campaign rally in Des Moines, IowaFebruary
1, 2020 - golfFebruary
2, 2020 - golfFebruary
7, 2020 - U.S. airlifts nearly 18
tons of donated respirator masks, surgical masks, gowns, and other
medical supplies to ChinaFebruary
10, 2020 - Campaign rally - ManchesterFebruary
15, 2020 - golfFebruary
16, 2020 - Rode around the track at the Daytona 500February
19, 2020 - Campaign rally in Phoenix, ArizonaFebruary
20, 2020 - Campaign rally in Colorado Springs, ColoradoFebruary
21, 2020 - Campaign rally in Las Vegas, NevadaFebruary
28, 2020 - Trump holds South Carolina rally and claims the virus is
7, 2020 - golfMarch
8, 2020 - golfMarch
10, 2020 - Trump says “And
it will go away. Just relax. It will go away.”March
12, 2020 - Trump orders ventilators and N95 masks for end of April
delivery March 13, 2020 -
Trump for first time admits COVID-19 is a concern, declares National
Emergency but says “I
don’t take responsibility at all.”
Music Association: Styx - Too
Much Time On His Hands
Too Much InformationApril
2, 2020If you're
keeping count, reported Covid-19 cases worldwide topped one million people
(1,011,490) today, according to John
Hopkins University, having doubled in one week.
Covid-19 deaths worldwide have passed
50,000. Spain had 950
deaths in 24 hours, with a total of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths.
Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday said Los
Angeles residents should cover their faces
when they are out in public as part of an effort to combat Covid-19.
Today the White House is pre-announcing an announcement to have Americans
wear cloth masks or face coverings in public to help prevent
the spread of Covid-19.
California governor Gavin
Newsom asked, “What
are you waiting for?”
to the twenty state governors who haven't yet issued stay-at-home orders
for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Captain Brett Crozier was
of command today, after he
urged the Navy to address the Covid-19 outbreak on his ship,
aircraft carrier. Social distancing is not possible on the 1092'
aircraft carrier or any ship, and the ship had 93 cases of Covid-19.
10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in
March with two-thirds of them just last week.The
National Stockpile has sent out the last
shipments in its inventory, depleting the bulk of its
protective gear. They sent 300,000
of the wrong masks to Illinois, sending simple surgical masks
instead of N95 protective masks.
making your own masks are found at the New
York Times (pdf).
A group of scientists and engineers have set up a website offering the best
options for reusing N95 masks. The best way to sanitize
surfaces at home is available through the Washington Post.
tomorrow at 5pm, many Twin Cities radio stations will play Purple Rain
by Prince in honor of the 50th
anniversary of First Avenue, the old bus station that was
turned into the music club in 1970. Listen across the dial at 5pm
to 89.3 the Current, KQRS 92.5, 93X,
Go 96.3, Cities 97, KDWB
101.3, Love 105, KOOL-108,
and talk stations KFAN and MyTalk.
Music Association: Prince -
Purple RainApril 1, 2020
Music Association: John Williams
- Imperial MarchCovid-19 State-by-State
Cases and Stay-Home MapMarch
30, 2020The New
York Times has a map of which state governors have issued Stay-At-Home
orders, and a map where the Covid-19
cases are. Here are those two maps stacked together.
Combination of two New York
Times maps showing Covid-19 cases (red dots) & states with
Stay-At-Home orders (orange).
map shows the states with Stay-At-Home orders in orange. These are
states that are trying to save lives and flatten
to delay the Covid-19 pandemic long enough for a vaccine to be created,
tested, manufactured, and distributed. The striped states have
Stay-At-Home orders only in some places. The states in white (Arkansas,
Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North & South Dakota) are trying to
out the difference between ignorance and indifference.*
of today, the United States has 140,904
Covid-19 cases (more reported cases than any other country)
and 2,405 deaths. Worldwide there are 697,244
Covid-19 cases and 33,257 deaths.
starting pistol has just been fired.
This will get
far worse before it's done.
Music Associations: Chicago -
Only The Beginning & The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
* Joke Association: What's the
difference between ignorance and indifference?
Don't know and don't care.
Covid-19 is a Nutshell
General Virus InformationMarch
of Ken Goddard: Director, National Fish and Wildlife Forensics
a virus is not a living organism, but only a molecule of protein (DNA)
covered by a protective layer of lipids (fats), that upon being
absorbed by ocular, nasal, and mouth mucosa cells changes the genetic
code of the cells and converts them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
Since the virus is not a living organism but rather a molecule of
protein, it doesn’t die but rather disintegrates on its own.
length of time it takes to disintegrate depends on temperature,
humidity and the type of material where it sits.
virus is very fragile, the only thing that protects it is a thin
external layer of fat. That’s why any soap or detergent is
best remedy because suds break down grease/fats (that’s why
have to suds up for 20 seconds or more in order to make a lot of suds).
Once the layer of fat is dissolved, the molecule of protein falls apart
and disintegrates on its own.
melts grease, that is why it is best to use water that is at least 25
degrees centigrade (you can do your math here or just use pretty warm
water) to wash your hands, clothes, etc. Besides, hot water makes more
suds and that is good.
• Alcohol or any
mixture of alcohol
at more than 65% will dissolve any grease/fats, especially the outer
fat layer of the virus.
• Any mixture of 1
part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolve
the protein, which kills it from the inside.
Oxidized water (peroxide) can be used besides soap, alcohol, and bleach
because peroxide dissolves the protein of the virus, but you have to
use it alone and it damages the skin.
• No Bactericide Works.
You can't kill anything that is not alive with antibiotics. Since
the virus is not a living organism, you can’t kill it, except
to disintegrate its structure with everything
Never shake clothes you have worn (or not worn) nor sheets or anything
made of cloth. As long as it is stuck to a porous surface, it is inert
and will disintegrate in 3 hours (cloth and porous surfaces), 4 hours
(copper which is naturally antiseptic and wood because it pulls away
all of the humidity and it stays stuck and disintegrates), 24 hours
(cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). Don’t
or use a duster as the molecules of the virus will float in the air for
up to 3 hours and can lodge in the nose.
The molecules of
a virus are very stable in outdoor cold and air conditioning in houses
and cars. It needs humidity to be stable and also darkness.
Environments that are dehumidified, dry, and with a lot of light will
disintegrate it more rapidly.
The more confined space the virus is in, the more concentrated it
becomes. Open air and natural ventilation are the best.
on any object where it can land will disintegrate the protein of the
virus. For example, it is perfect to disinfect and be able to reuse a
mask. Be careful, as it also disintegrates the protein in the skin
(collagen) and can cause big wrinkles and skin cancer.
No virus can go through healthy skin.
Vinegar does not work because it doesn’t dissolve the
protective layer of grease.
doesn't work. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol and you need at least
does work! It is 65% alcohol.
It is imperative to wash your hands before and after touching mucous
areas, food, knobs, light switches, remote controls, cell phones,
watches, computers, desks, TVs etc. And when after using the toilet.
You need to use lotion on your dry hands, because the molecules can
hide in tiny cracks. The thicker the cream, the better. Also keep your
fingernails short, so the virus can’t hide in there either.
Music Association: Hilary Duff -
Come CleanCovid-19 Help Wanted
America Needs Leadership
United States needs ventilators.
Maybe you don't
know the first thing about making ventilators but don't let that stop
Ventilator instructions are available and free
to use. The choices are either the Canadian
style ventilator or the Floridian
Pick one and start
If you don't have the
wherewithal to build ventilators from the instructions, the United
States also needs leadership.
The U.S. leads the
world in reported Covid-19 cases with over 112,000 and just passed a
bill that doesn't
provide paid sick leave for 54% of the U.S. workforce, people
who work for employers with over 500 employees.
those employees may be able to stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic,
or they may not have paid sick leave and might have to take their
chances. If these people had guaranteed paid sick leave, it would help
slow the exponential growth of Covid-19. It would help to flatten the
|2.2 million employees|
Here is the growth of Covid-19 cases in
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, March 26
Saturday, March 28
to stay home.
Music Association: Steve Winwood
- While You See A Chance Take It
Today In Covid-19 News
USA Gets The Bronze!
23, 2020The United States
pulled ahead of all other countries except China and Italy, to place third in
reported* Covid-19 cases.
Norway, Germany, and several other countries have pressured the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympics
due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Music Association: Jewel -
Russia and India may not be reporting all Covid-19 cases.Picture It
Covid's Top 19 Images
Music Association: Paul
Hardcastle - 19The Score
March 17, 2020The
coronavirus Covid-19 killed its 100th
person today in the United States
and found its way to its 50th state. West Virginia had the distiction
of being the most pandemically distant state of the United States. Let
that be a lesson to you the next time you are trying to get away from
infectious disease. West Virginia is the place to get away from it all.
has 60 cases today. Minnesota's first case was March 6th. There were 14
cases on Friday the 13th. The next day had 21. Then it was 35.
Yesterday it was 54 cases.
States has over 4,226 cases.
New York Times had this United States map of Covid-19 cases today.
Doesn't it look kind of sickly and infectious? The country is covered
with bubbling red spots. Having red spots on top of red spots really
looks sore and hints at underlying mucus. This is a gross map
worthy of an infectious disease book. Makes you wonder what the world
Music Association: Led Zeppelin
- Stairway To Heaven “the stores are all
Music To Soothe A Coronavirus
March 15, 2020The
lovely and talented Rita
Wilson, in Covid-19 quarantine with her husband Mr. Tom Hanks
(THanks), has a playlist of songs on Spotify
Marx - Right Here Waiting
Rita Wilson -
Rita Wilson - Leaving on a Jet
America - Lonely People
King - So Far Away
Sleeping At Last -
Rita Wilson - Don't Let
Me Be Lonely Tonight
Eric Carmen - All
Billy Idol - Dancing With
Johnny Rivers - Rockin'
Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
- I Wanna Be Sedated
Paul Simon -
Beatles - I'm So
Lauren Cohen - Come Healing
& Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Gaynor - I Will Survive
Rita Wilson -
Girls Night In
Destiny's Child -
Queen - I Want To Break Free
- Locked Up
Bobby McFerrin - Don't
Worry Be Happy
Rita Wilson - Go On
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
(What Doesn't Kill You)
Miley Cyrus -
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
Gees - Night Fever
Rita Wilson -
Huey Lewis - Stuck With
Willie Nelson - Hello Walls
Lewis - I Want A New Drug
a sick list. One of my recent music
associated songs was The Fray with “How To Save Your Life”
and maybe Rita could add that song to Quarantunes II (the sequel).
Another appropriate song would be Dire Straits with “Industrial Disease.”
the character Tom Hanks was playing in the movie Castaway
was alone on an island with a volleyball named Wilson, that wasn't
Wilson the sports equipment company, that was a stand-in of Rita.
Music Association: The Beatles -
Flatten The Curve
Close Everything - Stay Home*
March 12, 2020The
Capitol is closed to visitors because of the Covid-19 virus.
have ended their seasons. New York's Metropolitan
Museum, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the New York
Philharmonic, and Broadway
theaters are closed. Live
Nation tours are canceled. Disneyland
World are closed.
to Covid-19, a State
of Emergency has been declared by the following states:
Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North
Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington.
of Minnesota has has suspended in-person instruction across
all system campuses. Also closing in-person instruction are: Arizona
State, Boston College, Columbia
State, Ohio University,
others. All NCAA
tournaments are canceled. Atlanta
schools have turned to online learning. Many Colorado
schools and Philadelphia
schools will be closed for the near future.
has closed its schools and colleges. Italy
is in a lock down. Italy and Iran canceled sporting events.
soccer games will be played in Spain and Portugal without spectators. Today,
the Olympic torch will be lit without spectators in Olympia, Greece. Ireland
and Boston Saint Patrick's Day parades are canceled.
Trump has restricted travel
to the U.S. from Europe, with the exception of the
View” is being taped without a studio audience.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS and
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC
will be taped without studio audiences starting Monday. Tom
Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have Covid-19.
and hugs are canceled.
the numbers, the United States currently (3-12-2020) has 1,215 cases of
and 36 deaths. If you divide 36 by 1215, you get ~2.96%. Covid-19 has
125,288 cases worldwide and 4,614 deaths or ~3.68%. Plus or minus.
fatality rate of the flu is .1% .
According to the New
England Journal of Medicine, Covid-19 has a conservative
fatality rate of
either 2% or 1.4%, which assumes more cases of Covid-19 than are
average, each person infected with Covid-19 infects
2.2 other people.
That sounds like doubling at the outset but quickly moves exponentially.
time is now for individuals and organizations to restrict social
activity, when possible, to flatten the curve of Covid-19 cases. Flattening
can avoid overwhelming health services, keep the impact on the economy
to within manageable levels, and effectively buy more time to develop
and manufacture effective vaccines, treatments, and anti-viral drug
Music Association: Semisonic -
* If possible.
I'm No Doctor, But...
Covid-19 Isn't The Flu!
March 10, 2020Influenza
has a long history and multiple vaccines. Covid-19 is new, has no
vaccine, and nobody has built up immunities.
isn't the flu.
The flu has a death rate of .01%. The
Covid-19 death rate is at least 10 times greater at 1%.
from now more will be known about Covid-19, like how to kill it.
Vaccines may take a year or longer to invent and produce.
best thing to do is to survive
and help slow
the spread of Covid-19. Here's how:
no doctor, but unlike the President, I listen to the experts.
at home if possible
home if you are sick and seek medical attention (call ahead)
your hands for 20 seconds (with soap or a 60%
alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
people with a nod, a wave, or a bow (not shaking hands)
your coughs and sneezes
social distancing (6 feet)
- avoid unnecessary
- and don't panic
the best, latest information on Covid-19, visit the websites of the World
Health Organization (WHO) and the Center
for Disease Control (CDC).
the latest number of Covid-19 cases:
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To Save A Life & Gloria Gaynor - Survive
The Disaster That Had To Happen
market for daylight savings has crashed.Sunny
days squandered and lost.Infection
affects affection - namaste!No
symptom is the first symptom.The
virus has immunity to presidential gaslighting.The
president trumps any sense of real leadership. And he hates dogs.
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My CoronaRussia - Ukraine War
China in 1989
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