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CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, "Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- United States, February 12-March 16, 2020", 18 Mar
Data from cases reported from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (5) to CDC during February 12-March 16 were analyzed. Cases among persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and from Japan (including patients repatriated from cruise ships) were excluded. States and jurisdictions voluntarily reported data on laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 using previously developed data collection forms (6).
No data on serious underlying health conditions were available. Data on these cases are preliminary and are missing for some key characteristics of interest, including hospitalization status (1,514), ICU admission (2,253), death (2,001), and age (386). Because of these missing data, the percentages of hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths (case-fatality percentages) were estimated as a range.
as is the custom at CDC
This report describes the current epidemiology of COVID-19 in the United States, using preliminary data. The findings in this report are subject to at least five limitations. First, data were missing for key variables of interest. Data on age and outcomes, including hospitalization, ICU admission, and death, were missing for 9%-53% of cases, which likely resulted in an underestimation of these outcomes. Second, further time for follow-up is needed to ascertain outcomes among active cases. Third, the initial approach to testing was to identify patients among those with travel histories or persons with more severe disease, and these data might overestimate the prevalence of severe disease. Fourth, data on other risk factors, including serious underlying health conditions that could increase risk for complications and severe illness, were unavailable at the time of this analysis. Finally, limited testing to date underscores the importance of ongoing surveillance of COVID-19 cases. Additional investigation will increase the understanding about persons who are at risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 and inform clinical guidance and community-based mitigation measures.*
In the TL where I picked up the link, respondents are agreeing the chart pr0n proves COVID19 is a hoax. Most ignorant, litigious will not be saved by own MAGA dashboard. CSSE reporting 9,077 confirmed cases.
by Cat on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 02:15:06 AM EST
U.S. approves Abbott coronavirus test; company set to ship 150,000
The tests will be conducted on Abbott's m2000 platform, which is currently installed in 175 labs across the country.

"The majority of the systems are in hospital labs or academic center labs," Hackett said. "These are the places where you need them."

The FDA has been rushing to approve tests for the coronavirus on an emergency basis and has approved those made by Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO.N).

cascade likely, not assured
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that just over 30,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted by federal, state and local laboratories so far. With the expansion of testing comes a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19.
FDA turns to Twitter to help track testing supply shortages
flow of information gap
by Cat on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 04:40:38 AM EST
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Waiting for Bezos to demand fed aid when AMZN runs out of desperates to feed the grinder. That'll mark the social media tipping point into "progressive" outrage. Investigation of NEGLIGENCE in the Time of COVID19 will be demanded. tears, sippy cups

There Are Two Types of People Now: Online Shoppers and the People Who Serve Them
New cases of coronavirus at Amazon and FreshDirect warehouses show the human toll of shopping online.

America is now divided into two factions: Those who can afford to offload their risk of becoming infected with a deadly pandemic onto others, and those who serve people who are holed up in their homes, delivering them food, video game consoles, toilet paper, diapers, and scrapbook material at great risk to themselves.

French Amazon workers protest in coronavirus pushback
Unions have argued that Amazon delivers very few groceries and many other goods are not essential and should therefore consider closures.
archived  oh. no. OH, just NO.
by Cat on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 05:03:29 PM EST
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