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New Orleans emerges as next coronavirus
epicenter, threatening rest of South

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/25/2020 8:50:45 PM

New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane. The plight of New Orleans - with the world's highest growth rate in coronavirus cases - also raises fears that the city may become a powerful catalyst in spreading the virus across the south of the country. Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4. New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the

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Mardi Gras in late Feb. may have contributed to spreading the virus throughout the city.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/25/2020 9:21:32 PM (No. 358080)
No surprise there. Nawlins is a third-world s-hole.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/25/2020 9:22:27 PM (No. 358082)
NY state has 47% of all US cases. Under 3% of cases are in Louisiana. NOLA maybe bad for the south, but not so bad, at least so far.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo 3/25/2020 9:25:37 PM (No. 358083)
NOLA was crop dusted. A large swath across the city. My bet is e will see herd immunity more in NOLA than elsewhere as the young healthy got the virus, few symptoms and now immune and blunting the spread. Also, the early majority of cases was in one retirement center. THis includes many ofnthe early deaths. NOLA might be a peti dish for this virus but the city shut down tight long before the rest of the state. This would probly be a great place to do studies on this virus for knowledge to help in the future. Also, keep in mind, NOLA is a tourist heavy city and the loss of jobs is particularly cruel. Watch thiscity and the rest of LA. Thus far, our brave fascist goobernor hasn't cried Trump isn't doing enough and is trying to solve the spreading of the virus issue. Maybe a Dem will accidentally get it right for a change.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/25/2020 9:29:55 PM (No. 358086)
Reuters will ramp the fear whenever possible.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: davew 3/25/2020 9:34:28 PM (No. 358092)
Where did all the tourists who visited Mardi Gras return to? Shouldn't people in other cities be screened or even quarantined if they attended? I haven't seen any announcements in my city.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice 3/25/2020 9:42:18 PM (No. 358095)
Mardi Gras and humidity
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bamapreacher 3/25/2020 9:50:46 PM (No. 358100)
Birmingham, which is at least 3/4 black, has about half the cases in all of Alabama. I wonder if blacks are more susceptible.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Axeman 3/25/2020 10:00:49 PM (No. 358104)
"Growth rate"? If there were none and then there was one, the growth rate is infinite. If there was one and then there were 20 the growth rate is 2000%. If you had 1000 cases but tested no-one, but then got tests and tested them all... Reuters...never mind.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/25/2020 10:36:54 PM (No. 358134)
Same song, second verse, won't be better, and probably worse: ''Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me.''
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Reply 10 - Posted by: obdurate 3/25/2020 10:54:03 PM (No. 358154)
Cordon the d..... city, No one in, no one out.air drop supplies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Newtsche 3/25/2020 11:30:25 PM (No. 358168)
Maybe they're more social, #7, and prone to sharing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Strike3 3/25/2020 11:44:32 PM (No. 358176)
Rat-run city of filth. Maybe the virus can do a thorough cleanup
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Northcross 3/26/2020 12:12:30 AM (No. 358185)
To number 2's comment, the fatalities per capita are approximately the same in New York as in Louisiana. Other than Washington, the two hardest hit states in the nation.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/26/2020 12:23:44 AM (No. 358193)
Will they riot again? Last night Laura Ingram has a young lady doctor that said they are giving 3/4 of their patients hydroxy Chloroquine. New Orleans will be just fine thanks to the amazing intuition of President Trump.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/26/2020 1:27:32 AM (No. 358220)
The mayor of NO and the LA state governor are going to have to get down and dirty with Cuomo who wants to hog the 30,000 stockpile of ventilators. Cuomo will be screaming "I'm first. I'm first. I want to set myself up to be the nominee at the DNC convention."
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Reply 16 - Posted by: doctorfixit 3/26/2020 5:57:32 PM (No. 359058)
Quarantine coastal leftwing cities, Cut of all contact with the interior.
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