2020-04-04

Last two days



Someone asked me what I conclude from this, and I wrote the following:

We are told that there are much more infected that have not been tested. So the number of known cases depends upon the number tested. However, the number infected still appears to be growing exponentially, and given the covert nature of this virus and how infectious it is, it seems to me that this will continue to spread exponentially. The idea that this might peak around April 15nth seems optimistic and maybe unrealistic, but even if true, that's still a great many more people who are going to be infected. 


A couple of days ago I wrote this:

March was a terrible month. The math does not look good. We went from 7,000 cases worldwide to a million. At this rate, we could be at 100 million by the end of April. By the end of May, the whole world could be infected. A month ago the United States was barely affected, and now it is everywhere.

This appears to be far worse than what public officials are willing to admit. The virus is projected to peak in different places anywhere from mid-April to late May. Can we afford to have our economy shut down for two whole months? Two months is not the end of it, because the disease is likely to be at its peak throughout May. Can we afford to have most of the population isolated for four months?

I'm worried that society will break down. You might not be able to get basic supplies.

At some point, we might have to isolate the people most at risk and let the disease run its course. A recent article said that the death rate is really under 1%, but even so, we seem to be headed toward 5 billion people infected as one expert predicted. We could be looking at Spanish flu numbers where between 50 to 100 million people will die.

I am hoping that they can fast track some treatment. A vaccine may be a long way off, but if they can treat the worst off then they could cut down on the mortality. As people recover then herd immunity will slow down the virus.

I have seen a couple of different conspiracy theorists claim that this is a weaponized virus created in a Chinese lab from a virus originally modified in the United States. The experts say that it is not. The virus appears to have come from bats. However, at this point, it doesn't matter, because either way, it is an extremely contagious virus with relatively high mortality. That's the reality that we are faced with.


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2020-04-03

COVID-19

The number of new cases today was less than the number of new cases yesterday, but there was a spike in the number of deaths. 


 


2020-04-02

COVID-19

March was a terrible month. The math does not look good. We went from 7,000 cases worldwide to a million. At this rate, we could be at 100 million by the end of April. By the end of May, the whole world could be infected. A month ago the United States was barely affected, and now it is everywhere.

This appears to be far worse than what public officials are willing to admit. The virus is projected to peak in different places anywhere from mid-April to late May. Can we afford to have our economy shut down for two whole months? Two months is not the end of it, because the disease is likely to be at its peak throughout May. Can we afford to have most of the population isolated for four months?

I'm worried that society will break down. You might not be able to get basic supplies.

At some point, we might have to isolate the people most at risk and let the disease run its course. A recent article said that the death rate is really under 1%, but even so, we seem to be headed toward 5 billion people infected as one expert predicted. We could be looking at Spanish flu numbers where between 50 to 100 million people will die.

I am hoping that they can fast track some treatment. A vaccine may be a long way off, but if they can treat the worst off then they could cut down on the mortality. As people recover then herd immunity will slow down the virus.

I have seen a couple of different conspiracy theorists claim that this is a weaponized virus created in a Chinese lab from a virus originally modified in the United States. The experts say that it is not. The virus appears to have come from bats. However, at this point, it doesn't matter, because either way, it is an extremely contagious virus with relatively high mortality. That's the reality that we are faced with.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Number of Indiana cases doubled in 4 days




Fifty-seven days ago:




Cephalopods: Aliens From Earth

2020-03-27

US coronavirus cases top 100,000, doubling in three days

I thought that it would take longer to get to this point. If we have 100,000 known cases, then we likely have a million+ in reality.

I wondered where I could take a vacation so as to avoid COVID-19, but there is no place to hide.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/us-coronavirus-cases-top-100000-doubling-in-three-days.html?fbclid=IwAR20AAHeLcdLlzkWMWkyGgteLCz_pF-r6kluW1tpbodiRbbKvD9W8FIu2L0

Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by state | World news | The Guardian

Fact check: Did coronavirus originate in a Chinese laboratory?

COVID-19 update.

Nine days ago we were at 37 cases.



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2K versus 4K and 8K

When 4K TV's first came out, some people pointed out that your eyes can't see in 4K. (I know mine can't.) I bought a 4K TV anyway on a Walmart Black Friday sale at a great price.

The 4K designation is a bit deceptive because the 4K refers to the number of horizontal pixels. In the past, video resolutions were designated by the number of vertical lines. Therefore, just so we are clear, 4K is 2160P, and 1080P is 2K.

Old tube TV's broadcast in 480i, which means the video was only 480 lines, and the TV takes two 1/60th of a second cycles to draw the entire screen.

The most you can get out of broadcast TV right now is 1080i. The old TV shows that dominate broadcast TV were recorded on videotape, which is 480i, so that how they are broadcast today. Blu-ray disks are typically 1080P, and DVD's can be as low as 480p. There is a special Blu-ray format that is 4K, but you need a Blu-ray player that supports it.

When movie theaters started using digital projection, the format they used was 2K, and some later movies were shown in 4K. I am one who sits on the front row of a theater when everybody else sits 2/3 of the way back. (That's kind of nice for me actually.) Even with a giant screen in front of me, I can't notice any lack of resolution with a 2K or 4K projection.

My favorite computer resolution is 1440P, which is technically 2.5K, and this is what I use now. This is an ideal resolution for playing games. The Apple iMac that I own is capable of 5K, which is overkill on Apple's part because it doesn't make sense to have that much detail on a 27-inch monitor.

On my computer, I routinely watch videos that are 720P and I never notice any lack of clarity.

So now the industry is developing 8K TV's, which is insane. Your eyes will not see the difference, and there's not going to be any content available in 8K. The new videogame systems that are coming out this year are also going to support 8K, but likely just for content and not for games which will be in 4K instead. Right now you can buy a 98 inch Samsung 8K TV for $79,000. This is insane.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

The plan for the next couple of months

2020-03-24

A girl six years old | Bossanova guitar playing

Are Solid State Batteries About To Change The World?

Neil Diamond “Hands.. washing hands”

Dems Get SLAMMED for Blocking Coronavirus Relief Package

This video at 2:40 is priceless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8HYlFQUmUM

WONDER WOMAN 1984 delayed... Summer movie season cancelled

Unexpected Discovery: Ultra Dense Planet Outside of Galactic Plane