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Oh-klahoma? #Coronavirus

Still no panicking, I hope. But you might want to just casually ask your employer if there is an isolation plan. Office workers can work from home. I’m guessing that if you own a small business without much public contact, you can probably still get stuff done as long as everyone goes straight home after work.

Anyway, better to have a plan in advance before Stephen Miller gets appointee pandemic czar and throws us all into detention camps where we have to drink water from the toilet.

Back to today’s topic.

Yesterday, as I was perusing the Coronavirus tracker on JHU’s website, as is my habit because I just can’t quit the geek in me, I noticed that there was a big round spot right on the Oklahoma-Kansas border. Yep, seemingly overnight, Oklahoma had bloomed to 36 cases. What are the chances? It was so interesting that I took a pic and sent it to another geek friend of mine and now I am sharing it with you:

So I pulled out my trusty google map and tried to figure out what’s out there where the buffalo roam. There’s not much. There’s one weird border town that is owned by an energy LLC but that is about it. Someone tell me if I was too far left or right and missed the big army base.

So, anyway, I checked the tracker this morning to see if that big spot in Oklahoma had grown.

Good news, friends! It disappeared. Yep, there are no Coronavirus cases hanging out in Oklahoma. Whew! It’s going to be ok.

Does someone have a good explanation? It’s not like the other spots in America got slightly bigger. The Covid19 cases in Oklahoma are simply gone.

American ingenuity. We’re amazing.

Or

These are not the Covid19 cases you’ve been looking for.

Meanwhile, the creators of the tracker have probably been sacked. And who knows, maybe Nancy Messonnier at the CDC who pulled the alarm bell as well.

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Damn my f}#^ing curiosity. The closest town to that spot in Oklahoma appeared to be Coffeyville, Kansas. So, I went to Wikipedia for a quick overview of the Coffeyville economy and found THIS:

The reference is somewhat ambiguous. Did amazon close this fulfillment center in 2015 or didn’t it?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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It just keeps getting weirder. That old fulfillment center in Coffeyville, Kansas was bought by some Wisconsin real estate developers:

It’s probably nothing. Or maybe it’s 900,000 square feet of empty space just sitting around waiting for a purpose.

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Enough with conspiracy theories. Let’s talk about something real.

In the past month, the Covid 19 tracker shows 3 cases of disease in India.

This is a HUGE problem that seems to have gotten little attention. India is home to over 1 Billion people and it’s close to China. How do we explain the fact that China has a slew of cases, Iran is starting to get hammered, but there are only three cases in India?

Looks hinky to me.

Here’s why this is serious. We have a lot of IT workers from India. I work with them. They are dedicated professionals. But they tend to visit home for prolonged periods of time. If India is saying that as a country, it is largely immune to this virus, then we are potentially not monitoring the epidemic as well as we should.

Many Indians I know are US citizens and I have no reason to believe that any of them would knowingly bring back a virus from home without telling anyone. On the other hand, our immigration system is so messed up that saying something might get you sent to Oklahoma – Kansas. Shouldn’t we know what’s going on in India so we can plan appropriately? Potentially, there are whole office buildings in major cities that are affected. Right now. And we don’t know it.

Just saying.

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  1. I noticed the sudden lack of Oklahoma cases yesterday as well. I’ve been tracking the virus daily as well and also noted India is apparently immune to the virus.

    This is going to be so widespread.

    • So I’m not just imagining it. Governments appear to be gaslighting us.

    • Any theories on India’s immunity? Is it the high temps? Avoidance of beef? Would be great if it was curry or Naan or some other delectable element of Indian cuisine, I would jump all over that!

      • Seriously. Sign me up for vindaloo, baigan barta and burfi.

      • I dong think there is an explanation. It can’t be the heat because Singapore has a lot of cases. It can’t be genetics because there are people of Iranian descent there and still there are only 3 cases. OTOH, if there is some kind of immune advantage, you’d think we’d have heard about it by now.
        I’m going with the “let’s not announce our numbers in case the stock market takes it out on us” theory.
        Plus, Trump was just there. That’s never a good sign.

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