The Covid Chronicles: May 8

May 08, 2020

May 8

  • Dallas County: 5,369 total cases, 249 new cases, and 10 more deaths.

The monthly jobs report is out.

It shows Depression-era unemployment: 13% for adult men, 15.5% for adult women, 31.9% for teens, 14.2% for Whites, 16.7% for Blacks, 14.5% for Asians, and 18.9% for Hispanics.

20.5 millions jobs lost last month total:

Texas Standard (@TexasStandard) May 8, 2020

Remdesivir, don't fail us now... Malaria drug shows no benefit in another coronavirus study

Doctors at Columbia tracked how 565 patients who did not get the drug fared compared to 811 others who received hydroxychloroquine with or without the antibiotic azithromycin...

In all, 180 patients required breathing tubes and 232 died, and the drug did not seem to affect the odds of either.

Patients given hydroxychloroquine were generally sicker than the others, but widely accepted methods were used to take that into account and still no benefit was seen for the drug.

Dave Ramsey with some tidbits of good news

Keep on looking for the GOOD NEWS.

Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) May 8, 2020

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