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GooooMarquette

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« on: March 19, 2020, 04:06:34 PM »
Following the trend, I am starting a thread for MN-based Scoopers.

The MPLS Star Tribune has unlimited access to many of its covid-19 articles, including this general update of the latest info:

http://www.startribune.com/live-minnesota-coronavirus-updates-what-you-need-to-know-covid-19-questions-answered/565538621/

Currently up to 89 cases here, but still way short of the needed testing capability. And MN Republicans are challenging the governor's authority to close businesses.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 04:13:29 PM »
I thought Minnesota only existed so that Iowans had someone to beat up on.

Or, was it the other way around?

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 04:16:00 PM »
I thought Minnesota only existed so that Iowans had someone to beat up on.

Or, was it the other way around?

Iowans come to Minnesota when they want to find something interesting to do. Minnesotans go to Iowa...when they're passing through on their way to somewhere else.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 05:54:52 PM »
Iowans come to Minnesota when they want to find something interesting to do. Minnesotans go to Iowa...when they're passing through on their way to somewhere else.

Yeah, that's all we use Illinois for.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 06:56:35 PM »
New confirmed case is someone in my apartment building. Sweet.

Add another one for COVID-19 leader Hennepin County.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 07:13:13 PM »
New confirmed case is someone in my apartment building. Sweet.

Add another one for COVID-19 leader Hennepin County.


Stay safe JB.

On other MN news, Mayo now has the capacity to run about 4,000 covid-19 tests per day, so I suspect our numbers will be climbing quickly.

https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2020/mayo-expands-testing

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 09:24:58 PM »
New confirmed case is someone in my apartment building. Sweet.

Add another one for COVID-19 leader Hennepin County.

Be careful and stay safe.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 04:27:06 PM »
We’re just wasting time & lives now. We’ll be going to shelter-in-place — why wait? Tons of dumb behavior going on in Minneapolis today.

Have a good summer everyone.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 04:29:15 PM »
We’re just wasting time & lives now. We’ll be going to shelter-in-place — why wait? Tons of dumb behavior going on in Minneapolis today.

Have a good summer everyone.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 06:41:20 PM »
We’re just wasting time & lives now. We’ll be going to shelter-in-place — why wait? Tons of dumb behavior going on in Minneapolis today.

Have a good summer everyone.


Yep - I've essentially been doing that here in Rochester for the past week, and plan to continue regardless of any order. Only going out on essential grocery runs, and for solo walks or bike rides.

I wish we had a nationwide lockdown, but we should at least have a statewide one. Too many stupid people doing too much stupid stuff.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 08:18:10 PM »
We’re just wasting time & lives now. We’ll be going to shelter-in-place — why wait? Tons of dumb behavior going on in Minneapolis today.

Have a good summer everyone.

Almost have to think this is coming tomorrow.  Fully expected it to happen at the governor's press conference on Friday at 2pm.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 09:06:35 AM »
Among people who have been tested*, Mayo has helped the state catch up in running the samples and obtaining test results.


*testing is still restricted to higher-risk patients...but at least we are able to get results promptly when we obtain the samples.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 11:15:08 AM »
Among other state news...Gov. Walz in self-isolation after contact with someone who tested positive; Amy Klobuchar's husband hospitalized with COVID-19 (on oxygen; currently does not require a ventilator).

http://www.startribune.com/live-minnesota-coronavirus-updates-what-you-need-to-know-covid-19-questions-answered/565538621/
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 11:16:59 AM by GooooMarquette »

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 04:13:18 PM »
MN under a "stay at home" order, effective midnight tomorrow:

https://www.startribune.com/stay-at-home-order-minnesota-what-you-need-to-know-twin-cities-minneapolis-walz/568484941/

Keeps bars and restaurants closed through May 1, schools using distance learning through May 4 (both through separate, existing orders), and allows for walking, running, biking and such. My one disappointment, as I have seen in other states, is that the list of "essential services" goes on for two or three pages...which is why most view it as an "official" extension of what most people with common sense have been doing for a couple of weeks already.

Hopefully, it at least keeps the size of groups, the number of shopping trips and such to a minimum.


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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2020, 10:09:27 AM »
Current projections say MN's COVID-19 peak will be in late May, +/- 2 weeks...so anywhere from mid-May to mid-June.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/01/latest-on-covid19-in-minnesota

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2020, 02:55:39 PM »
At the moment, MN and PR have the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita (14/100,000).

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/

Let's hope people will continue to take the stay at home order seriously.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2020, 03:34:37 PM »
Mayo Clinic cutting pay of salaried staff up to 20% and asking some to take extended furloughs to deal with COVID-related losses. Pay for hourly workers is protected for the time being.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/10/mayo-clinic-announces-sweeping-pay-cuts-furloughs

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2020, 05:25:20 PM »
My mom said this just happened at a local hospital that she used to work at.  These people work on outpatient procedures and all of the procedures are on hold.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2020, 09:22:28 AM »
Per MPR, MN's health economist estimates that reported COVID cases are being underreported by 99% due to lack of widespread testing:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/11/latest-on-covid19-in-mn

“Multiply the confirmed cases by 100,” Stefan Gildemeister, the state’s health economist, said Friday. “That’s where we expect to be.” That puts the high estimate at 133,600 cases in the state.

Gildemeister said officials arrived at that estimate by looking at the number of reported deaths from COVID-19, which are much more noticeable than the number of cases, then working backward to estimate “how many infected patients does it really take” to get that number of deaths.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2020, 04:21:00 PM »
20k tests per day on deck

Minnesota again is the model for the country and world
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2020, 06:38:38 PM »
20k tests per day on deck

Minnesota again is the model for the country and world


Yep. Mayo Clinic and U of MN rolling out huge testing numbers. Effectively immediately, every person in MN with COVID-19 symptoms can get tested.

https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2020/mayo-u-of-m-increased-testing

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2020, 06:43:37 PM »

Yep. Mayo Clinic and U of MN rolling out huge testing numbers. Effectively immediately, every person in MN with COVID-19 symptoms can get tested.

https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2020/mayo-u-of-m-increased-testing

Well that's one step in the right direction!

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2020, 08:36:05 PM »

Yep. Mayo Clinic and U of MN rolling out huge testing numbers. Effectively immediately, every person in MN with COVID-19 symptoms can get tested.

https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2020/mayo-u-of-m-increased-testing

Not there yet... but hope to be soon.

I'd love the antibody test.
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2020, 11:53:11 AM »
Agree .. I'd posted in another thread that the antibody test was $94 at a hospital in Denver.

Once that kind of test is available in Milwaukee, I am 100% getting it.

https://twitter.com/AndyBiotech/status/1253355549355380739

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2020, 07:37:41 PM »
Even under POTUS’ plan, MN shouldn’t begin phase I of reopening until after the plateau in late June...and yet Walz is starting to reopen some manufacturing and office businesses tomorrow. A bad decision IMHO. We may be right up there with GA, SC and TN in the vanguard of the second wave.

It was nice having one of the lowest infection rates in the country while it lasted.

 

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