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Mexico eclipses Britain with third highest coronavirus death toll

* Mexico, with 46,688 deaths, now ahead of Britain

* Colombia has passed 10,000 death benchmark (Recasts with Mexico in third place, adds new figures)

 

By Adriana Barrera

MEXICO CITY, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico surpassed Britain as the country with the third-highest coronavirus death toll on Friday, as the pandemic reaches new milestones in Latin America and threatens to disrupt efforts to reopen the region's reeling economies.

The record places Mexico behind Brazil, Latin America's largest and most populous nation, and the United States. More than 91,000 people have died in Brazil, and the U.S. death toll has topped 152,000.

Mexico on Friday recorded 688 fatalities to bring its death toll to 46,688, with 424,637 confirmed cases.

The United Kingdom has recorded 46,204 deaths and 304,793 cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Mexican officials say the pandemic is likely far more extensive than official figures reflect.

The rising tolls have cemented Latin America's status as one of the epicenters of the virus. Cases in the region have doubled over the past month to more than 4.7 million infections.

Colombia, where lockdowns are planned through the end of August, passed the 10,000 death benchmark on Friday, tallying 10,105 fatalities. The Andean country is expected to reach 300,000 total cases over the weekend.

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8 hours ago, flyangler said:

On a lighter note:

 

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Even that guy Spaz would find this lame. 

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North Jersey teachers take over Route 4 overpass in Paramus to protest return to classrooms

Richard Cowen
 
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PARAMUS — Teachers gathered atop a Route 4 overpass Thursday to oppose a return to the classroom in September, saying in-person learning is not yet safe due to the coronavirus. 

About 40 public school teachers from North Jersey districts hung signs from the overpass opposite the Bergen Town Center mall to draw attention to their plea: that it's not safe to reopen schools, so districts should continue the all-remote learning format that began in March. 

“I want to go back to work, and I know that the kids need to get back in school," said Silvia Acosta, an education specialist with the Ridgewood schools. "But I want to be assured that all protocols are in place so that I don’t teach scared."

"Are you going to get all the kids to wear a mask, which is not even in the state mandate?" said Chris Cannella, president of the Cedar Grove teachers union. "And what happens if somebody gets sick? Everybody has to quarantine?" 

Cannella said the easiest and quickest solution is to continue remote learning until the pandemic is under control. The teachers said the schools shouldn't be allowed to reopen until the district has seen 14 consecutive days without a new coronavirus case. 

The protest came just days before districts are required to unveil their back-to-school plans. Gov. Phil Murphy has left it up to the individual districts to come up with their plans to reopen in September, based on guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Among the CDC guidelines, each district should maintain social distancing "to the maximum extent possible," stagger recess, close locker rooms and eliminate the use of shared items. The CDC says masks should be mandatory for teachers and staff — but optional for students. 

The Ridgewood school district unveiled a hybrid model this week in which students would alternate between remote learning and in-classroom instruction. Most districts are expected to offer a similar model, and the Murphy administration is giving parents the option of keeping their children home for all-remote instruction. 

The teachers said they are especially vulnerable because they would have classroom contact with all of their students. And the science thus far has shown that adults are more at risk for getting the coronavirus than children. 

"We know that COVID can be asymptomatic," said Shari Mendelson, head of the Paramus Education Association. "You may not have a temperature and still be spreading the virus. This is a big concern."

 

New Jersey, which along with New York was hit early and hard by the pandemic, had recorded 180,970 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, and 13,934 deaths. Although the state has succeeded in flattening the curve, it's still reporting about 400 new cases each day. Just over 2 million people have been tested, according to state figures. 

Although the new case numbers are relatively flat, state health officials have expressed concern that the transmission rate is at 1.14. This metric measures the spread of the virus, and ideally that number should be under 1. As the coronavirus case numbers have fallen, pressure has mounted for life to return to normal. The state is gradually reopening its economy, and many parents are clamoring for their kids to return to school. 

The Ridgewood district took a survey, and of the 6,000 respondents, 83% said they wanted to see their kids back in the classroom in September. But the state's teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association, has come out against the return, saying some of the safety guidelines are too vague. 

 

 

One of the protesters, Becky Catanzaro, a teacher from Ridgewood, said she understands that parents are eager to get their kids back in school. But schools that are socially distanced with teachers wearing masks are frightening for children.  

"I have two kids. I absolutely understand the problem that parents are facing. People are afraid that their children are missing out," she said. "But what they’re not realizing is that the pandemic is a temporary problem." 

Catanzaro said educators want to create a mentally and emotionally supportive environment for children. That's difficult when people are wearing masks and having to stand 6 feet apart at all times. 

"Keeping 6 feet apart and wearing a mask is not doing that," she said. "It's literally crisis-teaching in order to pretend that there's some semblance of normalcy." 

 

If they refuse to work they should not be paid.

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13 hours ago, fishweewee said:

 

Cancer cells have mechanisms which can prevent your immune system from doing this.

 

 

 

 

 

Not only do Cancer cells prevent detection they also have a recently discovered ability to tell the immune system that "They are NOT the cells you are looking for..". Effectively the now identified cancer cells tell the immune system "Hey, I know you have identified me as something that needs to be disposed of but I can assure you that it is a mistake and that I WILL , cross my heart and hope to die, voluntarily undergo apoptosis on my own" . I've posted it before but check out Jim Allison

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4 mins ago, Brother Brian said:

Not only do Cancer cells prevent detection they also have a recently discovered ability to tell the immune system that "They are NOT the cells you are looking for..". Effectively the now identified cancer cells tell the immune system "Hey, I know you have identified me as something that needs to be disposed of but I can assure you that it is a mistake and that I WILL , cross my heart and hope to die, voluntarily undergo apoptosis on my own".

How does a cell mutation learn self preservation and deception? That is frightening...

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21 mins ago, RL Bucktails said:

North Jersey teachers take over Route 4 overpass in Paramus to protest return to classrooms

Richard Cowen
 
21d432d1-20cf-4ef7-be08-779dee20032c-dc1

PARAMUS — Teachers gathered atop a Route 4 overpass Thursday to oppose a return to the classroom in September, saying in-person learning is not yet safe due to the coronavirus. 

About 40 public school teachers from North Jersey districts hung signs from the overpass opposite the Bergen Town Center mall to draw attention to their plea: that it's not safe to reopen schools, so districts should continue the all-remote learning format that began in March. 

“I want to go back to work, and I know that the kids need to get back in school," said Silvia Acosta, an education specialist with the Ridgewood schools. "But I want to be assured that all protocols are in place so that I don’t teach scared."

"Are you going to get all the kids to wear a mask, which is not even in the state mandate?" said Chris Cannella, president of the Cedar Grove teachers union. "And what happens if somebody gets sick? Everybody has to quarantine?" 

Cannella said the easiest and quickest solution is to continue remote learning until the pandemic is under control. The teachers said the schools shouldn't be allowed to reopen until the district has seen 14 consecutive days without a new coronavirus case. 

The protest came just days before districts are required to unveil their back-to-school plans. Gov. Phil Murphy has left it up to the individual districts to come up with their plans to reopen in September, based on guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Among the CDC guidelines, each district should maintain social distancing "to the maximum extent possible," stagger recess, close locker rooms and eliminate the use of shared items. The CDC says masks should be mandatory for teachers and staff — but optional for students. 

The Ridgewood school district unveiled a hybrid model this week in which students would alternate between remote learning and in-classroom instruction. Most districts are expected to offer a similar model, and the Murphy administration is giving parents the option of keeping their children home for all-remote instruction. 

The teachers said they are especially vulnerable because they would have classroom contact with all of their students. And the science thus far has shown that adults are more at risk for getting the coronavirus than children. 

"We know that COVID can be asymptomatic," said Shari Mendelson, head of the Paramus Education Association. "You may not have a temperature and still be spreading the virus. This is a big concern."

 

New Jersey, which along with New York was hit early and hard by the pandemic, had recorded 180,970 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, and 13,934 deaths. Although the state has succeeded in flattening the curve, it's still reporting about 400 new cases each day. Just over 2 million people have been tested, according to state figures. 

Although the new case numbers are relatively flat, state health officials have expressed concern that the transmission rate is at 1.14. This metric measures the spread of the virus, and ideally that number should be under 1. As the coronavirus case numbers have fallen, pressure has mounted for life to return to normal. The state is gradually reopening its economy, and many parents are clamoring for their kids to return to school. 

The Ridgewood district took a survey, and of the 6,000 respondents, 83% said they wanted to see their kids back in the classroom in September. But the state's teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association, has come out against the return, saying some of the safety guidelines are too vague. 

 

 

One of the protesters, Becky Catanzaro, a teacher from Ridgewood, said she understands that parents are eager to get their kids back in school. But schools that are socially distanced with teachers wearing masks are frightening for children.  

"I have two kids. I absolutely understand the problem that parents are facing. People are afraid that their children are missing out," she said. "But what they’re not realizing is that the pandemic is a temporary problem." 

Catanzaro said educators want to create a mentally and emotionally supportive environment for children. That's difficult when people are wearing masks and having to stand 6 feet apart at all times. 

"Keeping 6 feet apart and wearing a mask is not doing that," she said. "It's literally crisis-teaching in order to pretend that there's some semblance of normalcy." 

 

If they refuse to work they should not be paid.

Sorry but this is bull@#$%.  There has not been one instance of a student transmitting COVID to a teacher in the US.  Get back to work.  No work, no pay.  Simple as that.  There are the same whiners whose union supports the neo marxist leftist democrats.

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27 mins ago, RL Bucktails said:

If they refuse to work they should not be paid.

Yup

 

the only thing this virus might be good for is disbanding the teachers union. 

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1 hour ago, Brother Brian said:

 

 

 

Not only do Cancer cells prevent detection they also have a recently discovered ability to tell the immune system that "They are NOT the cells you are looking for..". Effectively the now identified cancer cells tell the immune system "Hey, I know you have identified me as something that needs to be disposed of but I can assure you that it is a mistake and that I WILL , cross my heart and hope to die, voluntarily undergo apoptosis on my own" . I've posted it before but check out Jim Allison

thats interesting.. i had read that candida can somehow tell your brain to crave carbs,etc so they can eat

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44 mins ago, TimS said:

How does a cell mutation learn self preservation and deception? That is frightening...

 

 

 

You answer that and you get a Nobel prize. That being said there are millions of mysteries like that look at Bernie's example below. How does our current problem (covid-19) make alternative decisions in mutations since it isn't even alive? Perhaps the cancerous cell REALLY doesn't believe that there is anything wrong with it and it is simply trying to preserve itself from what it believes is a damaged /malfunctioning immune response. 

 

 

20 mins ago, Bernie12 said:

thats interesting.. i had read that candida can somehow tell your brain to crave carbs,etc so they can eat

 

 

 

Like I said above there are thousands of examples that we know about, there may be millions of which we are yet unaware. In all probability they (that inexplicable display of 'intelligence') extend to (and past) the atomic level. 

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2 mins ago, Brother Brian said:

 

 

 

You answer that and you get a Nobel prize. That being said there are millions of mysteries like that look at Bernie's example below. How does our current problem (covid-19) make alternative decisions in mutations since it isn't even alive? Perhaps the cancerous cell REALLY doesn't believe that there is anything wrong with it and it is simply trying to preserve itself from what it believes is a damaged /malfunctioning immune response. 

 

 

 

 

 

Like I said above there are thousands of examples that we know about, there may be millions of which we are yet unaware. In all probability they (that inexplicable display of 'intelligence') extend to (and past) the atomic level. 

I think “learning” might not be the right way to put it.  If normal cells didn’t put out markers to call off the immune response we’d be in trouble.  Cancer cells start out as normal cells and typically appear foreign when mutate to cancerous.  Immune system deletes these routinely or we’d all have cancer.  If some cells that become cancerous don’t appear foreign and retain the marker that says “not me, I’m ok” then you got a problem. Think not so much learned as the result of lots of mutations going on.  If some cancerous cells weren’t fooling our immune systems they’d get whacked early on and not killing us. 
Not very well informed on this so maybe I’m oversimplifying.  I have tried to read about leaky gut and autoimmune diseases and it’s complicated. Well, all these molecular processes of the chemistry of the body and immune system are complicated and not well known so definitely oversimplified.  

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1 hour ago, Brother Brian said:

Perhaps the cancerous cell REALLY doesn't believe that there is anything wrong with it and it is simply trying to preserve itself from what it believes is a damaged /malfunctioning immune response. 

 

Perhaps the cancerous cell simply retains enough pre-mutation characteristics to look normal? It wouldn’t have to do anything other than maintain whatever ‘normal’ marker your system recognized it by until your defenses rewrite the ‘white list’ little by little until that specific mutation is accepted as normal?

 

*If you need my address for nobel prize, PM ;)

 

TimS

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1 min ago, TimS said:

Perhaps the cancerous cell simply retains enough pre-mutation characteristics to look normal? It wouldn’t have to do anything other than maintain that whatever ‘normal’ marker your system recognized it by until your defenses rewrite the ‘white list’ little by little until that specific mutation is accepted as normal?

 

*If you need my address for nobel prize, PM ;)

 

TimS

 

 

The thing is, it IS a normal cell. The only thing that differentiates it from a cell of the same type is that it does not undergo pre programmed suicide. Every cell willingly 'kills itself' after a pre determined length of time. It is called apoptosis. The average is about 30 days. Cancer is a particular cell (or cells if there are multiples) simply refusing to die. In my particular case it is a b-cell that ultimately produces an immunoglobulin protein type G used as a first line defense against bacterial infections. They get produced in the bone marrow and begin circulating in the blood. After 30 days they undergo apoptosis, die and are cleaned out and replaced by newer cells. But if they refuse to die they begin to accumulate until they crowd out other cells made in the marrow and also the blood stream and lymph system. They also cease functioning at the same level because they (like all other cells) experience damage over time but they still persist in doing their job but as a result they become a huge liability to the rest of the body. 

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It is called survival. And, that is how the original cells from which we and life sprang did it.

There is no such thing as good cells or bad cells, there is only  self preservation and multiplication and adapatability.

The strongest and most adapable survive.

 

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2 hours ago, Brother Brian said:

The thing is, it IS a normal cell. The only thing that differentiates it from a cell of the same type is that it does not undergo pre programmed suicide. Every cell willingly 'kills itself' after a pre determined length of time. It is called apoptosis. The average is about 30 days. Cancer is a particular cell (or cells if there are multiples) simply refusing to die.

If Homer was a cell he would be a very good cell, he already dies every 30 days or so :th: 

 

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However, these cancer cells who kill us humans and other animals....i mean they replicate but the host dies..

 

Wait, the host has other hosts in the hosts family....

Makes sense to me.

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