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MSNBC 25 Mar 2020

Atlanta ICU units at 'full capacity'

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"It was March 17th that we recorded our 100th death," Chuck Todd notes. "Tomorrow, 9 days from March 17th, we're likely to record our 1000th death in this country."


The Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association said a government-mandated lockdown is forcing factories to work at half capacity.
The inability to visit and comfort dying relatives compounds the grief of families and the work of doctors and nurses at an Italian hospital at the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
Official Coronavirus figures from Italy offer a glimmer of hope that lockdown measures introduced two weeks ago have slowed the spread of the virus. The registered Covid-19 death toll has dropped for a second consecutive day, as has the number of new confirmed infections. The crisis has pushed northern Italy's health system to breaking point - with critical care units filled to capacity. Unions in the worst-affected region, Lombardy, are demanding even tougher shutdown measures to protect the health of workers. Many factories are still operating in the region - though the government says they are essential for the economy.
Meanwhil in Spain things do lot look very bright: The government is expected to extend the state of emergency by two weeks. The number of new coronavirus cases jumped by some 6,600 overnight, with more than 500 reported to have died. Pictures taken at a hospital in Madrid show patients lying unattended in a corridor. The Spanish capital has been particularly affected, with nearly 10,000 cases. An ice rink inside a shopping mall in Madrid has been turned into a makeshift morgue. And soldiers helping to fight the virus have made shocking discoveries at nursing homes, where elderly residents have been found abandoned, some dead in their beds. Prosecutors have launched an investigation.
Some more of the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic:
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown. Beginning at midnight, some 1.3 billion people will be barred from leaving their homes for 21 days.
- Here in Germany, 95 percent of people say they support the government's ban on gatherings of more than two people - according to a new poll.
- Some 6 Million protective masks that were destined for Germany have gone missing at an airport in Kenya. A German firm had produced the masks and it's unclear why they were in Kenya to begin with.
- The World Health Organization is warning about a big acceleration in case numbers in the United States. It says the US could become the new epicenter of the global pandemic.
Dozens of students and big names in baseball welcomed "Home Run King" Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus on Wednesday. The school named a building for the Major League Baseball icon on his 86th birthday. (Feb. 6)

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CALL IT PHASE FOUR. THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A SENSE OF
THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A SENSE OF THE SHEER SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE
THE SHEER SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE CRISIS FACING THIS COUNTRY.
CRISIS FACING THIS COUNTRY. THE EPICENTER IS NEW YORK.
THE EPICENTER IS NEW YORK. MORE THAN 5,000 NEW CASES WERE
MORE THAN 5,000 NEW CASES WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY ALONE ACROSS THE
ANNOUNCED TODAY ALONE ACROSS THE STATE BRINGING THE TOTAL TO
STATE BRINGING THE TOTAL TO ROUGHLY 31,000, HALF OF ALL
ROUGHLY 31,000, HALF OF ALL CASES NATIONWIDE.
CASES NATIONWIDE. NEW YORK CITY ALONE HAD ABOUT A
NEW YORK CITY ALONE HAD ABOUT A HUNDRED DEATHS YESTERDAY, DUE TO
HUNDRED DEATHS YESTERDAY, DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS IN
THE CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE UNITED STATES. THE CITY IS READYING A MAKESHIFT
THE CITY IS READYING A MAKESHIFT MORGUE IN CASE OF A SURGE AND
MORGUE IN CASE OF A SURGE AND CITY OFFICIALS ARE SOUNDING THE
CITY OFFICIALS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM
ALARM ALARM ABOUT A SPIKE IN 911 CALLS
ALARM ABOUT A SPIKE IN 911 CALLS OVERWHELMING THE FDNY.
OVERWHELMING THE FDNY. BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF EMERGING
BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF EMERGING HOT SPOTS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE
HOT SPOTS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY STARTING DOWN SOUTH.
COUNTRY STARTING DOWN SOUTH. IN LOUISIANA THE NUMBER OF CASES
IN LOUISIANA THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE RISING AT AN ALARMING PACE
ARE RISING AT AN ALARMING PACE WITH NEW ORLEANS SQUARELY AT THE
WITH NEW ORLEANS SQUARELY AT THE CENTER OF AN EMERGING OUTBREAK.
CENTER OF AN EMERGING OUTBREAK. THE GOVERNOR THERE SAID THEY
THE GOVERNOR THERE SAID THEY HAVE MORE CASES PER CAPITA THAN
HAVE MORE CASES PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER STATE BESIDES NEW YORK
ANY OTHER STATE BESIDES NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON.
AND WASHINGTON. AND A STUD FROM THE UNIVERSITY
AND A STUD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE THE
OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE THE GROWTH RATE MAY BE THE LARGEST
GROWTH RATE MAY BE THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD.
IN THE WORLD. IN ATLANTA, THEY ARE AT FULL
IN ATLANTA, THEY ARE AT FULL CAPACITY.
CAPACITY. WE’LL SPEAK TO THE MAYOR OF
WE’LL SPEAK TO THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA IN A FEW MINUTES ABOUT
ATLANTA IN A FEW MINUTES ABOUT HOW SHE’S HANDLING THING.
HOW SHE’S HANDLING THING. IN MIAMI, RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN
IN MIAMI, RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE AND
ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE AND RON DeSANTIS IS TAKING PRESSURE
RON DeSANTIS IS TAKING PRESSURE TO TAKE SIMILAR ACTION
TO TAKE SIMILAR ACTION STATEWIDE.
STATEWIDE. IN WEST VIRGINIA, THE LAST STATE
IN WEST VIRGINIA, THE LAST STATE IN AMERICA TO REPORT A CONFIRMED
IN AMERICA TO REPORT A CONFIRMED CASE OF A CORONAVIRUS INFECTED
CASE OF A CORONAVIRUS INFECTED PERSON, THAT GOVERNOR TODAY JIM
PERSON, THAT GOVERNOR TODAY JIM JUSTICE SAID THEIR NUMBERS HAVE
JUSTICE SAID THEIR NUMBERS HAVE JUMPED DRAMATICALLY.
JUMPED DRAMATICALLY. YOU COULD EVEN ADD RURAL IOWA TO
YOU COULD EVEN ADD RURAL IOWA TO THE LIST OF STATES DECLARING
THE LIST OF STATES DECLARING MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATIONS IN
MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATIONS IN ORDER TO GET FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
ORDER TO GET FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN
REIMBURSEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT.
APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT. NATIONWIDE, AS OF THIS
NATIONWIDE, AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, THE NUMBER OF
AFTERNOON, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED RACES HAS SURGED PAST
CONFIRMED RACES HAS SURGED PAST 60,000.
60,000. IT BEARS REPEATING THAT THOSE
IT BEARS REPEATING THAT THOSE NUMBERS ARE PROBABLY LOW BALLING
NUMBERS ARE PROBABLY LOW BALLING THE ACTUAL CASE LOAD BECAUSE OF
THE ACTUAL CASE LOAD BECAUSE OF THE TESTING SHORTAGES AND
THE TESTING SHORTAGES AND BACKLOGS.
BACKLOGS. MORE GRIMLY THERE WERE MORE THAN
MORE GRIMLY THERE WERE MORE THAN 225 DEATHS YESTERDAY ALONE
225 DEATHS YESTERDAY ALONE COMPARED TO JUST 18 LAST
COMPARED TO JUST 18 LAST TUESDAY.
TUESDAY. AND LET ME GIVE YOU ANOTHER GRIM
AND LET ME GIVE YOU ANOTHER GRIM PICTURE.
PICTURE. IT WAS MARCH 17th THAT WE
IT WAS MARCH 17th THAT WE RECORDED OUR 100th DEATH.
RECORDED OUR 100th DEATH. TOMORROW, NINE DAYS FROM NOW,
TOMORROW, NINE DAYS FROM NOW, NINE DAYS FROM MARCH 17th WE’RE
NINE DAYS FROM MARCH 17th WE’RE LIKELY TO RECORD THE 1,000th
LIKELY TO RECORD THE 1,000th DEATH IN OUR COUNTRY.
DEATH IN OUR COUNTRY. IT TOOK US 18 DAYS TO GO FROM
IT TOOK US 18 DAYS TO GO FROM ZERO TO ONE AND IT MIGHT TAKE
ZERO TO ONE AND IT MIGHT TAKE NINE DAYS TO GO FROM 100 TO
NINE DAYS TO GO FROM 100 TO 1,000.
1,000. THIS NATION IS SHUT DOWN BY THE
THIS NATION IS SHUT DOWN BY THE VIRUS AND THE GRIM NUMBERS FOR A
VIRUS AND THE GRIM NUMBERS FOR A PRESIDENT WHO WANTS IT REOPENED

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