Links and Notes - Tue, Mar 10, 2020

11:54 a.m.

It started raining last evening, and the rain continued off and on throughout the night. This morning is dry and overcast and mild.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 10, 2020 10:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 50 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : NW 17 mph
Wind Gust 26 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 43 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 44 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 10, 2020 10:53 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 51 F
Humidity : 80%
Wind Speed : NW 18 mph
Barometer : 30.01 in
Dewpoint: 45 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 10, 2020 11:35 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 46 F
Humidity : 86%
Wind Speed : NW 9 mph
Wind Gust 17 mph
Barometer : 30.03 in
Dewpoint: 42 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 41 F

Early this morning:

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Mar 10, 2020 2:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 56 F
Humidity : 77%
Wind Speed : SSW 17 mph
Wind Gust 25 mph
Barometer : 29.90 in
Dewpoint: 49 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Mar 10, 2020 2:53 am EDT
Weather : Light Rain
Temperature : 55 F
Humidity : 83%
Wind Speed : SSW 18 mph
Wind Gust 26 mph
Barometer : 29.91 in
Dewpoint: 50 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Mar 10, 2020 2:55 am EDT
Weather : Light Rain
Temperature : 53 F
Humidity : 90%
Wind Speed : SSW 12 mph
Wind Gust 22 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 50 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


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Angry Joe Biden Tells Detroit Worker 'You're Full Of Sh**'

Detroit workers will tell you that auto factory floors are tough, but Joe Biden wasn't backing down when a worker came at him on a factory tour Tuesday morning.

Courting votes in Michigan's very important primary -- which some believe could be the final stand-off between Biden and Democratic rival Bernie Sanders -- Biden wasn't exactly jolly.

"You're gonna take away our guns," the worker tells Biden as he walks by in close quarters, surrounded by workers and the media.

Biden misses no beat before responding, "You're full of sh**."

"Shush-shush!" Biden says to a woman who tries to interject "I support the Second Amendment."

"The Second Amendment right now if you yell 'fire,' that's not free speech," Biden said. "From the very beginning, I have a shotgun, a twin gauge, a 12-gauge, my sons hunt. Guess what? I'm not taking your gun away at all. Do you need 100 rounds?"

The worker in a hardhat mumbles something and Biden responds, "I DID NOT SAY THAT!"

"(It was in) a viral video? Just like the other ones they're putting out. They're lies ... Take your AR14s..." Biden shouts at him.

Uhhh, AR14??? No such weapon exists. What does exist is a firearm called AR15.

At one point, Biden points his finger in the man's face and he complains, "You're pushing up on me." A pal puts his arm around the worker, calming the situation while he and Biden continue to argue heatedly.

Eventually, Biden's people and other workers push him through to shake more hands.

The near-altercation happened while Biden and Sanders pushed for last-minute support. The latest poll from Monmouth University has Biden at 51% support with Michigan Democrats, compared to Sanders' 36%.

In 2016, Hillary was a lock to win the Michigan primary, but Sanders won.

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U.S. Flu Season Beginning To Ease, Modelers Say

While health officials in the United States wait to see just how bad a public health challenge COVID-19 will pose, they still have to deal with an all-too-familiar challenge: flu.

It's been a bad flu season. Not the worst ever, but bad.

"It started very early this year," says Emily Martin, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collecting statistics about flu.

This year's flu season started picking up steam around Thanksgiving.

"So far this season we've had between 30 and 40 million illnesses in the United States," Martin says.

Of that number, about half were ill enough to seek medical care, and between 300,000 to 500,000 people required hospitalization.

The CDC estimates that there have been 20,000 to 40,000 deaths in the United States so far this year.

This year, as in the first two months of 2020? Or is that number since the start of the flu season back in the early to mid fall?

Just for comparison, that's a thousand times more deaths in the United States than have been blamed on the coronavirus so far.

Martin says one thing that's kept this year's flu season from being worse is the flu vaccine. Health officials have to make predictions well before the season starts about which flu strains the vaccine should protect against, so manufacturers have enough time to actually make the vaccine. This year's vaccine is working relatively well.

"It's been reducing infections by 45 to 50 percent," says Martin. "This is better news than what we had last year, when the vaccine was totally mismatched and was having trouble preventing infections."

Flu is clearly a seasonal illness, with cases picking up in the fall and tapering off in the spring. Many teams around the country create computer models to predict the severity of a given season.

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Portrait style ones are the BB Key2 or Unihertz Titan

Landscape keyboard is the Fxtec Pro1

Twitter was not mentioned in the article. Is that due to media bias, or is it because Facebook is used by massively more people around the world than Twitter? That's why the journalist that excerpted yesterday should promote holding discussion on Facebook, instead of Slack and Twitter.

From the article:

Immediately, residents began organizing over the messaging app Viber, Facebook, and Instagram.

Habicht said that the WHO has “global agreements” with Facebook and other social media outlets ...

Similarly, Ukraine’s authorities are also working with Facebook and other social media companies ...

To me, that appears to be media bias by the BuzzFeed journalist. Nearly every journalist loves to use Twitter. Journalists use Twitter to criticize Facebook.

Why did the BuzzFeed writer and the writer's editor twice use this format of writing: "Facebook and other social media ..."?

Why not simply write:

Why did the article mention Facebook in those two sentences and no other social media outlet/company by name?

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