米国国土安全保障庁の感染防止備品の在庫が払底 コロナ

DHSが保管している医療用マスク、手袋、防御服等の在庫が、ほぼ底を突きつつある。

限られた特定箇所の問題に対処するよう設計していたので、今回のコロナ騒ぎのような全国的な危機発生に対応するには、在庫が足りなかった。

今は世界中からカネに糸目を付けず買い漁っているところ。関連記事



Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say
Nick Miroff
April 1, 2020 at 10:00 PM EDT
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html

The government’s emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other medical supplies is running low and is nearly exhausted due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving the Trump administration and the states to compete for personal protective equipment in a freewheeling global marketplace rife with profiteering and price-gouging, according to Department of Homeland Security officials involved in the frantic acquisition effort.

ニューヨーク・ブルックリンのユダヤ教保守派居住地区でコロナ多発

ニューヨークのブルックリン地区でユダヤ教保守派が多いBorough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwoodでは、コロナ感染者が軒並み平均を上回っていることが明らかになった。

問題は、この民族集団にとって、神の戒律こそが最上位にあり、第一に守るべきものであり、周囲から何を言われようが自分達の習慣を絶対に変えないこと。

ユダヤ教保守派に近づくなー。恐~。

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Brooklyn’s Orthodox neighborhoods have high rates of coronavirus
The record of positive COVID-19 tests in the five boroughs shows that Borough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwood all have above-average positive test rates.

By BEN SALES/JTA APRIL 3, 2020 07:43
https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Brooklyns-Orthodox-neighborhoods-have-high-rates-of-coronavirus-623455

Four heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn have especially high rates of the novel coronavirus, according to data released by this city’s Department of Health.

The record of positive COVID-19 tests in the five boroughs shows that Borough Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Midwood all have above-average positive test rates. In Borough Park, more than 67% of coronavirus tests have come back positive — the highest rate in Brooklyn and sixth-highest of any Zip code in New York City.

In Crown Heights, 63.4% of tests are positive, while in Williamsburg the figure is 62.5% and in Midwood it is 60.3%. The average positive test rate across the city is 53%.

The five city Zip codes with the highest positive test rates are in Queens, with the Corona neighborhood topping the list at more than 77%. Many of those neighborhoods are home to working-class New Yorkers whose jobs do not allow them to stay home.

Borough Park also has the third-highest raw number of positive tests of any neighborhood in the city with 771, and total tests with 1,146. In both cases, it’s behind only Corona and Elmhurst, adjacent neighborhoods in Queens.

An analysis by The City, a local New York publication, found that testing across neighborhoods has been proportional to their populations. Social distancing has been a particularly stark shift for Hasidic Jews, who make up a significant share of the population in Borough Park, Williamsburg and Crown Heights.

Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, men are accustomed to attending communal prayers three times a day, and social lives revolve around synagogue and lifecycle celebrations like weddings. Haredi families are also larger than average and tend to live in dense neighborhoods in the city.

In some haredi neighborhoods, social distancing measures like school closings came later than in the rest of the city.

Israel is experiencing an even more extreme phenomenon, as more than a third of the total population of the haredi city of Bnei Brak is estimated to have coronavirus, according to the Times of Israel.

ロシア正教はコロナでテレワーク導入 告白を電話とスカイプで受け付け

ローマ教皇は、告白する相手の神父が見つからない場合は、自分で直接神に告白しなさいと諭した。

欧米の神学者には、電話、スカイプ、場合によっては絵文字を使うことを勧める人もいるが、高位聖職者でそのような指示を出した高位聖職者はいない。

米国では、フェイスブックでミサを執り行ったり、車でやってきた信者と数メートル離れて面会し、電話越しに告白を受け付けるドライブスルー形式の牧師も現れている。



Russian Orthodox Church allows believers to offer confession by phone or Skype during Covid-19 shutdown
2 Apr, 2020 21:08
https://www.rt.com/news/484836-russian-orthodox-church-confession-coronavirus/

A novel way to administer some traditional sacraments, including confession, has been adopted by the Russian Orthodox Church as the country takes increasingly restrictive social distancing measures to combat coronavirus.

Strict home isolation rules adopted by authorities in most Russian regions have posed a challenge for Christians wanting to continue with their spiritual lives while the pandemic rages. With more 3,500 people infected nationwide, the Church's Patriarch, Kirill, has asked worshippers to stay away from chapels for the moment.

Instead, the Church has promptly come to the aid of its flock and offered them some rather unorthodox ways of participating in traditional sacraments. Most recently, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Synodic Department for External Church Relations, told the faithful that they can use modern technology.

“I believe that, in some extraordinary situation, one can confess by phone or by Skype,” he said, adding that a worshipper has to make an arrangement with a priest first.

Russia will celebrate Easter in about two weeks and Metropolitan Hilarion once again assured believers that they would not sin by missing the services.“You would not betray Christ if you do not visit a church but you would betray Christ if someone falls ill because of you,” he said. He also added that the Russian Orthodox Church broadcasts more of its services online now to provide believers access to them from home.

Russia is far from being the only nation where believers face various difficulties because of lockdowns and restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the dreaded disease that has already infected one million people around the world.

In late March, Pope Francis called on Catholics to forgo the practice of confessing to priests altogether if they find themselves unable to because of quarantine. “If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth,” he said, urging people to stay home.

Some theologians in the US and Europe suggested confessing by phone, Skype or even emoji as an option to continue one’s spiritual life in times of the pandemic, but there were no official recommendations from the highest church authorities. Priests in the US also resorted to leading masses on Facebook and even offered “drive-thru confessions.”

Worshippers there can now recant their sins while sitting in their cars in a church parking lot while a priest talks to them by phone sitting several meters away.

空母テオドア・ルーズベルト艦長を軍事機密漏洩で解任!!

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Shooting the messenger? US Navy SACKS captain for ‘causing alarm’ with plea to save lives of Covid-19-stricken carrier crew
2 Apr, 2020 21:09
https://www.rt.com/usa/484839-covid-19-carrier-captain-sacked/

The commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt hit by Covid-19 has been relieved of duty, with the military stating he was “overwhelmed” by the crisis, after writing a letter pleading for infected sailors to be evacuated.

The head officer aboard the carrier, Captain Brett Crozier, was removed from his post, the Navy said in a statement, taking him to task for “causing alarm” with a letter sent directly to senior officials as scores of sailors on the aircraft carrier contracted the lethal coronavirus, skipping several rungs on the chain of command.

The captain’s letter urgently requested an immediate evacuation of the ship to “prevent tragic outcomes,” striking a dire tone after more than 100 sailors became infected and the Roosevelt was forced to dock in Guam.

We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset.

Though Crozier's request was ultimately granted earlier on Thursday, the military insists his sacking was in the “best interest of the Navy and nation.”

Thousands of the ship’s crew members have now been allowed to disembark to hotels on the island to avoid further illness, but the Navy questioned Crozier's judgement, stating he was “absolutely correct” to raise concerns, but took issue with “the way in which he did it.”

“I have no doubt in my mind Captain Crozier did what he thought was best for the health and safety” of his crew, said acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, adding “unfortunately, it did the opposite,” potentially emboldening “adversaries” into taking advantage of the Roosevelt’s vulnerable state.

The Navy faced fierce criticism after Crozier’s firing, some insisting he was “punished for his integrity,” while others suggested he would have faced less retaliation had he violated the laws of war “instead of trying to save his sailors.”

As a veteran said to me just now, if Capt. Crozier had committed a war crime instead of trying to save his sailors, his command would be assured. https://t.co/6sRYkLVZPD
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) April 2, 2020

Others noted the captain knew what would happen if he sent the letter but still hailed his “sacrifice,” however a handful were less sympathetic, arguing Crozier “deserved” to be sacked for breaking the chain of command.

"The fact that he wrote the letter to his chain of command to express his concerns would absolutely not result in any time of retaliation."-- Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, literally yesterdayThis is absurd. Capt. Brett Crozier is being punished for his integrity. https://t.co/thpdIEgEbQ
— Charlotte Clymer ️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020

Not long after the captain’s letter was sent, appearing prominently in a flurry of press reports, the Pentagon locked down information regarding infected soldiers, refusing to share data beyond “aggregated numbers” as it could reveal weak points in US forces.

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the US military, forcing the Pentagon to recall 20,000 troops from NATO’s massive Defender Europe 2020 drill, set to be the alliance’s largest exercise in 25 years. Outbreaks have been reported on at least four Navy warships – including the Roosevelt – while airbases across the US have gone on high alert after airmen contracted the illness. In hopes of stemming the spread of the disease, the military has also halted all major troop movements worldwide, excluding only the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

米国 3月20~26日の興行売り上げ 昨年2億400万ドル→今年5179ドルに激減

ショービズ関係者は全員破産ですな。



US Box Office Sales Collapse To Just $5,179; Was $204 Million During Same Period Last Year
by Tyler Durden
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:15
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/us-box-office-sales-collapse-just-5179-was-204-million-during-same-period-last-year

As millions of Americans spend quality time with their families to avoid the global pandemic, box office sales across the US have predictably cratered - falling to just $5,179 from March 20 through March 26 as movie theaters across the country remain shuttered.

During the same week in 2019, ticket sales were over $204 million - thanks to "Captain Marvel" and "Us."

The Domestic Box office (movie theaters) brought in a whopping $5,179 for the week of Mar 20-26. Down 100% from $204,193,406 the same week a year ago... These numbers are just incredible.
— Strider Elass (@StriderElass) March 31, 2020

So far this year, domestic box office sales are down $600 million year-over-year according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Domestic ticket sales turned in a combined $1.81 billion from Jan. 1 through March 19, the day when Comscore stopped reporting theater grosses. That compares to $2.41 billion for the first full three months of 2019, according to Comscore.

In March of this year, revenue came in at a mere $255.7 million as new product underwhelmed at the beginning of the month before moviegoing started slowing and then came to a standstill. That compares to $612.8 million for the March 1-19 stretch last year, making for a decline of 58 percent. When counting all of March 2019 ($967.8 million), the year-over-year dip for the month was 74 percent. -The Hollywood Reporter

Earlier in the week, AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron predicted that it might take until mid-June before they're back in business.

We're not so sure.