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Estimates vary, but analysts Gregg Girvan and Avik Roy found that as of June 29, 50,779 of the 113,135 US deaths from Covid-19 (or 45 percent) were deaths of residents of nursing or long-term care facilities. Their numbers suggest that about 2.5 percent of all nursing home residents have been killed by the disease; in New Jersey, which is particularly hard hit, the share is over 11 percent.
good morning, sunshine.
was sure this had to be the onion.
make a few billion give one away
50 years later, Oregon honors exploding whale with park name.
Beware the toilet
The list of once-innocuous things that we now fear — hugs, handshakes, surfaces — just got longer. A new study found that flushing a toilet releases a plume of aerosols that can linger long enough to be inhaled by the next person, or land elsewhere in the bathroom.
Using simulations, the researchers showed that the clouds can send coronavirus particles up to three feet high. A single flush produces about 6,000 tiny droplets and even tinier aerosols.
Previous research has found viable particles in infected people’s feces, and while the virus prefers the lungs and respiratory tract, it has also been known to settle in the small intestine. The degree to which toilets contribute to transmission remains unknown, but you can take precautions: When possible, close the lid before you flush, and wear a mask in public or shared bathrooms.
Someone in PDX left their pig at the demonstrations.....
"Thank you to the many thousands of Portlanders who demonstrated tonight without violence. Your voice is powerful, and I am with you," said Portland Police Chief Jami Resch. "While your actions did not get the attention and coverage of the other events downtown, I want you to know we see you and we hear your message. To all of our Bureau members and mutual aid partners, I am grateful for your continued efforts and service. To my staff, to our partner agencies, and to the many other thousands of people who worked to keep tonight safe, thank you. I have had many conversations with demonstrators and community leaders over this past week. I am inspired and encouraged by their wisdom and their guidance."
if these items fell into the hands of top antifa scientists, they could create upwards of two bongs https://t.co/2KiXYjYjOr
— David Grossman (@davidgross_man) June 6, 2020
street art (on the far side of the park is the white house)
This might be my all time favorite Onion headline (although there are so many!): “Protesters criticized for looting businesses without forming private equity firm first.”
Let’s go on a journey...
Where everyone who thought this guy who began destroying Autozone windows while a protester tried to stop him, was a coppic.twitter.com/hOcOn2YLkt
— Ronni is Socially Distant 🌻💚 (@LovesTheBern) May 29, 2020