Deconfinement card. “Doubts” or “errors” for Lot, Cher and Haute-Corse in

As expected, the first “deconfinement map” unveiled this Thursday evening by Olivier Véran, Minister of Health, colored the entire north-eastern quay of the country and the Ile-de-France in red. More surprisingly, we discovered Haute-Corse, Lot and Cher covered in the same color. What did not fail to raise many reactions.

The Corsican Regional Health Agency recognized this Friday, May 1, doubt on the classification of Haute-Corse in red on this first health overview map. And one possible fault is mentioned for the Cher and the Lot.

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“Overestimation of the number of emergency visits”

Concerning Corsica, the two departments of the island appear in red on the map presenting the hospital tension on the resuscitation capacities, but Corse-du-Sud is in green and Haute-Corse in red on the map estimating the circulation of the virus.

This last card is based on the share of patients presenting to the emergency room for suspected coronavirus infection, explains the ARS. Gold the coding modalities by the Bastia hospital center lead to an overestimation of the number of emergency visits for Covid.

This indicator is out of step with the number of positive test cases, says ARS, which promises accordingly reliability and correction of data […] as quickly as possible.

A distorted national indicator

Likewise for the Lot, reports France Blue , the ARS notes that the map was built on the calculation of an indicator that compares the number of emergency visits for suspected coronavirus and the total number of emergency visits. These quantified indicators are provided by each of the hospitals across France.

Gold a rapid analysis of these data concluded that a number of samples recently taken by emergency services in the Lot had led in recent weeks to overstate the percentage of emergency visits for suspected coronavirus compared to reality.

The indicator used at the national level was probably skewed for the Lot department.

ARS ensures that data imputed in error will be corrected in the hospitals concerned so that the indicator calculated for the Lot is calculated in the same way as in the other departments. For its part, ARS Occitanie has contacted Santé Publique France, says France Blue .

If we add to these elements the fact that the orange color, not planned, was invited at the last moment on this first summary card, we understand that we will have to refine and rework the subject by May 7 : on this date, the card will be jelly to serve as an intangible foundation for the whole deconfinement process.


Condor sale burst – apparently new German prospects

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Condor sale to Poland burst – apparently two new German prospects

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Gerhard Hegmann

Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk

Corona not only makes people sick, the virus also infects more and more areas of the economy. The federal government has therefore agreed on support measures worth billions.

After the Polish airline LOT itself got into trouble, it refrained from taking over Condor. The airline wants to make claims, maintains mini-flight operations and hopes that one of two new prospects will strike.

Polen is not saving the German holiday airline Condor. The takeover of the German airline by the state parent company PGL of the Polish airline LOT, which was announced at the end of January, did not materialize. Upon request, a Condor spokeswoman confirmed that the airline had been informed of the intention to withdraw.

But the German holiday aviator does not want to give up so easily: “We are currently in talks with PGL to define possible conditions for a withdrawal. In addition, we are examining how we will assert our claims from the signed purchase contracts, ”said a Condor spokeswoman.

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Flight operations continued to the extent that this was possible due to the effects of the corona crisis. Most recently, Condor participated in the return campaign of the Federal Foreign Office for vacationers to Germany.

The airline recently also entered the airlift for harvest helpers for German farmers and transported corona protective equipment and medical technology to Germany from abroad.

LOT itself got into trouble

The withdrawal of the Poles from the takeover of Condor comes as no surprise. Due to the Corona travel ban, practically all planning was void. LOT itself got into trouble.

At the end of January, PGL and LOT boss Rafal Milczarski said that the future of Condor was great, saying that “there is no longer any uncertainty”. He sent the message to the address of potential customers: “Don’t worry.”

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The Poles also wanted to repay a federal loan of EUR 380 million, which is due shortly. Condor received the KfW loan in September to secure the continued existence of the airline, which was still profitable in 2019.

Condor was able to deftly avoid the bankruptcy of its owner, the British travel company Thomas Cook, and continue working under a so-called protective shield procedure. Now the repayment of the loan could be postponed. As far as known, payments for bookings were also made to an escrow account.

Condor is in talks about state aid

The holiday pilot is not completely surprised by the withdrawal of the Poles. “Condor is prepared for this scenario and still intends to leave the protective shield procedure soon,” said the spokeswoman.

In the future, for example, a trustee structure would be conceivable for the airline with its approximately 4,200 employees and a good 50 aircraft.

“In addition, we are in talks on state aid because of the effects of the corona crisis,” said the spokeswoman. A limited state participation is also an option, the industry says. The credit was shown by the state to have an interest in the continued existence of the airline.

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In the industry, Lufthansa is traded as a potential Condor buyer, but it is currently itself economically hard hit. Lufthansa is also unlikely to be able to survive the Corona flight restrictions without state aid in the form of billion-dollar loans.

For years, Lufthansa has repeatedly expressed interest in Condor and made an offer in early 2019.

Lufthansa loses one million euros an hour

Historically, the two companies were linked. One of the special features is that Deutsche Lufthansa was one of the founding partners of Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH in 1955, which later bore the name Condor.

In particular, Condor’s long-haul business would go well with Lufthansa. However, it is still unclear what the future structure of Lufthansa looks like in detail.

CEO Carsten Spohr had recently told the workforce in a video message that Lufthansa was losing “approximately one million euros” of its liquidity reserves per hour. “Day and night. Week after week and probably month after month. “


Nationalization is approaching: Condor sale has burst

Condor aircraft in Dusseldorf
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The holiday airline Condor was to be sold to Poland. But the buyer himself has got into trouble and has now backed out. The KfW bridge loan for Condor expires this week.

Dhe sale of the holiday plane Condor to the owner of the Polish airline LOT has burst. A spokeswoman for the state PGL confirmed the withdrawal. PGL informed Condor of this on Monday. She didn’t want to say more about it.

The F.A.Z. reported. A good week ago it was said that LOT itself needed state aid. Spokesmen for Condor and administrator Lucas Flöther did not want to comment on the cancellation from Poland any more than the Federal Ministry of Economics.

In January PGL won the contract for Condor, which had got into trouble with the former parent company Thomas Cook for around 300 million euros. According to insiders, the Poles had recently made the takeover dependent on far-reaching state guarantees.

With the withdrawal, a temporary nationalization of Condor should come closer. The company is currently financed with a EUR 380 million bridge loan from the State Bank KfW, which will expire this week.


Condor sale to Polish LOT burst

Condor flyer

The holiday plane now needs a new buyer.

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Warsaw The sale of the holiday plane Condor to the owner of the Polish airline LOT has failed. A spokeswoman for the state PGL confirmed the withdrawal. PGL informed Condor of this on Monday. She didn’t want to say more about it.

The move had emerged in the face of the corona crisis, as the Reuters news agency had previously reported. A good week ago it was said that LOT itself needed state aid. “In the case of the Lot, we certainly cannot do without public help,” Poland’s Treasury Minister Jacek Sasin had recently told TVN24. He was in constant contact with the airline’s board of directors. This prepared a rescue plan in the event that the flight connections would be interrupted for many months.

The protective shield plan of the insolvency specialist Lucas Flöther provided for the sale of the Condor with more than 50 aircraft and around 4,900 employees to PGL. No information was given on the price.

Spokesmen for Condor and administrator Lucas Flöther did not want to comment on the cancellation from Poland any more than the Federal Ministry of Economics.

PGL had won the contract for Condor in January with the former parent company for around 300 million euros Thomas Cook had gotten into trouble. According to insiders, the Poles had recently made the takeover dependent on far-reaching state guarantees. With the withdrawal, a temporary nationalization of Condor should come closer. The company is currently financed with a EUR 380 million bridge loan from the State Bank KfW, which will expire this week.

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Does the state buy the Condor holiday plane?

Bali, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Nicaragua – all destinations that the Condor airline never heads for at normal times. But times are not normal: As part of the return campaign by the Federal Foreign Office, Condor is traveling in special ways to bring citizens back home. Aviators of the company even made it to Australia.

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Meanwhile, the course for the holiday flight provider is uncertain when the large return program has been completed. Condor had survived the collapse of the travel group Thomas Cook in September 2019 because the company saved itself in a protective shield procedure and received a state bridging loan of 380 million euros. It actually has to be paid back in April. For a long time, the repayment of the underused loan was considered safe if PGL, the parent company of the Polish airline LOT, took over Condor. The purchase price would have been enough.

But now there are several doubts as to whether the agreed-upon sale to PGL is still taking place, because their airline LOT is hard hit even by the Corona consequences. Scenarios are already being played out in government circles in Berlin. And according to information from the Reuters news agency, those involved are now working to ensure that the state joins Condor through the state-owned KfW bank. When the Corona crisis is over, they want to start a new sales process, it is said, referring to people familiar with the matter.

Sale not yet canceled

There are rumors as to how the Poles are currently interested in taking over. Because the state-owned PGL does not comment on the rumbling in aviation circles. The Condor purchase was not officially canceled either. At least in the headquarters of the holiday flight provider at Frankfurt Airport, one should still be in contact with the LOT parent company. A Condor spokeswoman does not want to comment on what is being talked about.

However, it has been circulating for some time that PGL should have made additional demands with “unsatisfactory conditions” from a German perspective in order to pull through the purchase. On the other hand, contractual penalties may arise if the transaction is not completed – Condor is said to have met all the agreed conditions.

Participation by the German state now appears to be a favored alternative, because there are hardly any other buyers in the current phase with uncertain future prospects for the entire aviation industry. After a transition phase in state hands, a new search for prospects could be easier. In any case, Condor has requested a new bridging loan due to the foreseeable extensive standstill of its own fleet. There should also be short-time work.

Another alternative would be bleak. Condor does not repay the first aid loan, the rescue from the Thomas Cook bankruptcy would have failed. The associated loss of thousands of jobs is hardly politically plausible at the moment. The German state’s entry via KfW appears more pleasant, although this would create a special constellation. Condor would have the state as the owner, while the travel group TUI would work with the direct holiday flight competitors TUI Fly with a bridging loan to be repaid. But not everyone in aviation circles has written off the Polish buyer. PGL is said to still be interested.


Chaos, inconsistency Marks the launch of the Drive-thru Virus – NBC Los Angeles test

Drive-thru sites have been opened in the United States to make testing the new coronavirus faster and safer. But just like the rest of the United States’ response to the pandemic, the system has been characterized by inconsistencies, delays and shortcomings. Many people who have symptoms and a doctor’s order have waited hours or days for a test.

More than a week after President Donald Trump promised that states and retail stores such as Walmart and CVS would open drive-through test centers, few sites are active and are not yet open to the public. Some states are leaving the test sector open to the private sector; others are coordinating efforts through state health departments.

Patients complained that they had to jump through bulky red tape and wait for days to get tested, then wait even longer for a result. The test centers were opened in some places to be closed shortly afterwards due to the shortage of supplies and staff. And while the drive-through test centers that have been opened are generally sorted, in some there have been long lines.

The slow increase in COVID-19 tests and the unpredictable nature of the system make it difficult for public health officials to track the spread of the disease and bring it under control.

“We need to do more extensive testing to fully understand the scale of the public health situation we are facing,” said Joseph Wendelken, a spokesman for the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dr Brett Giroir, the federal health officer in charge of overseeing the tests, said on Saturday at a White House briefing that approximately 195,000 people have so far been tested in the United States. This figure does not include some people who have been tested in private laboratories.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more serious illnesses, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness can take anywhere from three weeks to six weeks to recover.

Drive-through test sites have sprung up in places in over 30 states: in state parks and parking lots, near medical centers and universities, the Mississippi state fairgrounds, and near where the Jacksonville Jaguars play. The governor of Maryland last week ordered the stopping of vehicle emission inspection programs across the state, so that the offices could be used as drive-thru centers to test the virus.

But as of Friday, there were no open drive-through tests available in Maryland inspection centers.

The Utah health department said it is not responsible for the sites and is not monitoring them. The North Carolina health director said the state is leaving the tests to the private sector and declined to say how many sites there are. In contrast, in Rhode Island, health organizations manage the sites in collaboration with the state health department.

On Thursday, cars lined up for more than a mile outside a hospital in Houston when the first drive-through test site was opened. U.S. representative Sheila Jackson Lee said she administered fewer than 200 tests in the first six hours.

Elsewhere, at various sites visited by Associated Press reporters, the scenes were well controlled and sometimes quite silent.

Dozens of people waiting by car in a downtown Homestead, Florida on Wednesday waited for their turn to speak with a screener who was wearing a suit and mask and carrying notes. Some were apparently removed. Others were stirred, checked their temperatures, and swabbed for the samples.

But the shortage of supply has stopped the thrusters in several states, including Colorado, New Mexico, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Utah. A Las Vegas site was shut down because it didn’t have enough workers.

New York state opened several centers with great fanfare on Tuesday. By Friday, however, the New York City health department issued a warning saying that only people requesting hospitalization should be tested, due to a shortage of protective equipment such as face masks. Drive-thru sites in New York State remain open, but only to people who meet certain criteria.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said he had asked the federal government for additional test kits and supplies, but the state received a warning Thursday that all of its requests for drive-through test pods and test kits “are undefined arrears, without any estimate of a timeline for delivery. “

“This is our unfortunate Nevada reality. It depends on us, “he said.

The sites themselves are dotted with tents and traffic cones. The most important features are medical personnel who wear masks, gloves and protective vests or other clothing. They take nose and throat swabs from people sitting in their cars or help people get in for the test.

Some states have only one drive-thru site. Montana’s only site is in Billings, the largest city in the state. Others have a dozen.

Security guards have been reported on many sites, but an AP survey of states did not reveal any security concerns. In Rhode Island, the National Guard was on hand to set up the state’s three drive-thru sites and even to buffer patients.

The vast network of drive-thru sites in retail chains that Trump claimed was coming over a week ago has not materialized yet. CVS has opened a site in Massachusetts that defines a “test model”. Walmart launched two sites on Sunday and Walgreens said it will launch one, all three in Illinois. Only healthcare professionals and first responders are allowed, and Walmart said that a maximum of 150 tests per day could be performed on its federal sites.

The patchwork of approaches has caused confusion for patients. Caroline Mauldin was sentenced to get tested by her doctor in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday after suffering from pain and chills for several days.

To make an appointment at a center in a medical center, she had to fill out a long online questionnaire and spent two days calling a number that went to voicemail and did not answer messages. He resorted to tweets in the hospital several times just to get things going.

Finally, on Thursday, he had an appointment for Monday. And she was told that the results would not return until after 4-5 days. The visit will cost you $ 25, he said. Complicating things, he doesn’t have a car and has to borrow it from a friend.

“Here we have a lot of older, low-income people who don’t have Internet access and who don’t have access to transportation. And since they’re the highest risk population, how are we testing for them?” She asked.

In urban areas such as New York and Philadelphia, some sites offer “walk-up” dating for people without cars.

At the Penn Medicine test site in West Philadelphia, two security agents were late on Thursday to make sure that people arriving by car or on foot had an appointment. For about 40 minutes that evening, the line of cars never grew to more than six or seven. But Patricia Sullivan, Penn Medicine’s quality manager, said every morning last week, 25-35 cars were lined up and six or seven standing patients were 6 feet apart on a porch waiting to be seen.

The 20 sites in Greater Philadelphia are testing around 1,000 people a day, but that hasn’t eliminated pent-up demand.

Rosanne Tanner’s 79-year-old mother has been suffering from fever and chest pain since returning from a visit to Tanner’s brother and wife, who had recently been on a cruise ship.

His doctor ordered a test on Tuesday, but when he tried to make an appointment at a drive-through site in a hospital outside of Philadelphia, he was told that “they are overloaded, they are bogged down,” Tanner said.

Medical staff told her that they are scheduling 15 minutes apart, so there are no bottlenecks on the test site.

Finally on Thursday his mother made sure of an appointment for the following Tuesday. Then, he will have to wait another five days for a result.

“The delay in these tests is putting people at risk,” said Tanner.

In Rhode Island, state officials said they are testing 100 to 200 people per day at all test sites, including three drive thrusters.

Governor Gina Raimondo said they want to perform 500 to 600 a day, but they don’t have the supplies they need.

“It is our top priority to reach a place where everyone who needs it can be tested and you will get results very quickly,” said Raimondo during a press conference held on Facebook Live on Friday on Friday. “So if you’re positive, we can quarantine you.”


Associate press writers Michelle L. Price in Las Vegas, Lynne Sladky in Homestead, Florida, Claudia Lauer in Philadelphia, Chris Ehrmann in Hartford, Connecticut, Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City and Jonathan Drew in Raleigh, North Carolina and Anne D ‘Innocenzio and Mike Sisak in New York contributed to this report.


The Associated Press receives support for health and scientific coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.


Who gets the most credit: Brady or Belichick? – NBC Boston

From 2001 to 2019, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East 17 times. The other two years ended in a tie in first place.

In that time frame, they went to 12 AFC championship games and nine Super bowls. Six have won.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have been together for the entire race and – thanks to the past two decades – are now recognized as the best coach and quarterback in NFL history respectively.

Trying to share credit for a race never seen before the NFL domination and perhaps the most incredible trait in the history of professional sport – to some extent – is missing the point.

Did the ancient Egyptians stand in front of the pyramids and discuss whether the architect or builders deserved more credit? Did Mrs Wright analyze which of her children – Wilbur or Orville – was primarily responsible for the invention, construction and flight of the first plane?

There is something to be said just to close and appreciate the realization, isn’t there? Yup.

And we will get there.

But right now, with the engines going down Route 1 to pack Tom Brady’s remaining stuff and take him out of Foxboro forever, the question hangs on everything. Which man was most responsible for creating the story we’ve seen written in the past two decades: Belichick or Brady?

Results may vary. In fact, I know they will. But here’s how I see it.

If it hadn’t been for Belichick, there would never have been the mini-dynasty that they became in the decade 2000-2009.

If it weren’t for Brady, the Patriots would never have become the Super Dynasty that they became from 2010 to 2019 when they blew up the 60s Packers, 70s Steelers, 80s Niners and 90s Cowboys to become the only franchise that has dominated two decades.

Bill gets the first decade

The moment Mo Lewis cut an artery in Drew Bledsoe’s chest in September 2001, he is touched as the history of the NFL has changed. It wasn’t. It will only speed up a trial that began when Robert Kraft decided to hire Belichick to succeed Pete Carroll in January 2000.

Belichick took a look at the team’s register and management and started fumigating and renewing. In the end – despite the heavy contract that the Patriots gave Bledsoe in January 2001 to help strengthen public confidence and private investment in building CMGI Field (possibly Gillette Stadium) – Belichick was wary of being tied to a quarterback that the coach was able to routinely undress whenever he trained against him.

Especially a quarterback who had to be paid as the top of the market, as Bledsoe and his agent David Dunn made clear.

Brady was not enlisted in the sixth round of the 2000 draft as Bledsoe’s successor, but in September it became clear to Belichick that he had something. And it became obvious during the 2001 offseason and the training camp that – although not better than Bledsoe in all – the child who made $ 298,000 was more mobile, more precise, more ready in his pocket and destined to be more suited to handling a Bledsoe game.

Mo Lewis accelerated the process and – with a painful stroke – made the transition relatively painless. But the credit goes to Belichick for seeing what he had, promoting it and having the decision to pull the trigger.

The fact that the Patriots went 14-5 under Brady after starting 5-13 under Bledsoe is persuasive evidence that Brady was the missing piece. But Belichick created the register, built the culture and hired the right people – from managers to coaches – to put the team in a position to succeed. It deserves more credit.

Brady may have helped them get where they did, but the Patriots were undoubtedly headed in the right direction and the fruits of Belichick’s designs were collected in 2003 and 2004.

Those Super Bowl wins – the first at the end of a season that started with the shooting down of lawyer Milloy in favor of Rodney Harrison; the second thanks largely to a dice throw on Corey Dillon – they were the victories for “culture”.

Disinterest imposed. All done for the greatest good of the team. Everything ego in your pocket. The most impressive aspect of the patriots was therefore their stamina and mental endurance. Brady was an important part. But so were Tedy Bruschi and Harrison, Matt Light, Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel and so on.

Fifty-three very intelligent and capable players row together in the hold of the big ship while Belichick was over the bridge to trace a route. It was from 2001 to 2004.

The dips in 2005 and 2006 began the process that would have led Brady to become, largely on Belichick’s design, the engine.

The 2005 Patriots were hit by injuries – not a hindsight surprise when you consider the nine extra games played in the previous four seasons and the difficulty of staying on top. They started to see some friction to grow old – Troy Brown was 34 then – and the ongoing game was marked as well as their defense on the run. They went 10-6 and lost in the division round.

The following season, a protracted squabble over the contract led to the Deion Branch being swapped with Seattle shortly before the season began. Reche Caldwell led the team in receptions followed by Ben Watson, Troy Brown and Kevin Faulk. However, they were unable to advance to the Super Bowl, but lost on the road to the Colts.

That season, Brady got a toy he had never had in Randy Moss and a Troy Brown replica model named Wes Welker. The entire set of record sets went 16-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.

Which brings us to 2008. This is the season that many are aiming for when they say that it is Belichick’s genius that is most responsible for twenty-year success. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel starting in quarterback. Hadn’t he been a beginner from high school, yet the patriots still went 11-5?

Cassel was exceptional, better than anyone could hope for. But it’s still a sharp drop from 16-0 to 11-5.

In 2009, the central defense core was expelled or withdrawn: Vrabel, Bruschi, Seymour and Harrison. Belichick complained to Brady on the sidelines during a defeat for the Saints that season that “I just can’t get these kids to play the way I want them. So frustrating.”

The season ended with an ignominious home defeat against the crows in the AFC division playoff round.

Brady gets the second decade

The patriots renewed in the off-season and, in my opinion, Brady was at the forefront of finding their places where they had no business at that stage of their reconstruction. In 2010, the Patriots went 14-2, they were seed no. 1 and Brady was the unanimous MVP.

The offense, moving away from the narrow final position, enlisted two – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – and their production would become historic in 2011 when the Patriots arrived at the Super Bowl and lost again to the Giants. Brady launched for 5,235 career yards with 39 touchdowns and 12 picks.

In the 2012 season, he launched 637 times, a career high and one of three times in four seasons that attempted more than 600 passes. With a defense that too often seemed to resist better teams, it was Brady and the offense to score and score and score a little more. They were the first, third, first and third in points marked from 2010 to 2013. Defensively in that period they were eighth, 15th, ninth and tenth.

Even in 2013, when Hernandez was jailed for murder, Gronkowski was grounded due to back surgery and then with an ACL, Brady still ran by hitting the ball with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and – to a lesser extent – Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen.

They won the Super Bowl in 2014, winning a shootout against the Ravens in the Divisional Round, 35-31, and then overcoming a 24-14 deficit against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Brady moved to a completely different level in the fourth quarter.

The previous April, Belichick had enlisted Brady’s aspiring successor, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the second round. Brady, perhaps remembering the shrug that Drew Bledsoe had encountered Brady’s arrival 14 years earlier, would not have fallen asleep on the move with the team that ran Garoppolo.

Brady went on to launch 69 touchdowns and 16 predictions in 2014 and 15. He lost four suspension games in 2016 – Garoppolo overcame six quarters of Brady’s relief before hurting himself and giving way to Jacoby Brissett – but he still threw 28 touchdowns and two interceptions before ending that season with a 43- record. by-62, 466 yards in the Super Bowl when the Patriots canceled out a deficit of 28-3. Brady did it at 39.

At 40 in the AFCCG, without Edelman, without an injured Gronkowski, Brady and Amendola joined together to push the Patriots beyond the Jaguars and in the Super Bowl against Philly where he would have launched for 505 yards.

So let’s tell here. From 2010 to 2017, the Patriots have reached seven consecutive AFC Championship Games and the year they didn’t, Brady was the unanimous MVP. He wrote the filming of the playoffs against Ravens and Seahawks in 2014, the Falcons in 2016, the Jaguars in 2017 and led the team to two Super Bowl wins.

In 2018, Edelman was exiting an ACL and was therefore suspended for the first four games. Gronk was injured for a large chunk of the year. Phillip Dorsett and Chris Hogan were the main gimmicks for a while until the team faced Josh Gordon. It’s still? The team went 11-5, Brady put them on his back in the fourth quarter and overtime in Kansas City in the AFCCG and then the Patriots defense checked against the Rams and delivered a Super Bowl to Brady – apart from the shot at Gronk which led to the game’s winning touchdown – he just had to play OK to win the team.

The final verdict

So, see what my answer to this debate is now. Bill gets a bigger share of the first three Lombards. Tom gets a higher share than the second three.

So many people over the years have speculated that Belichick wants to prove that he can win a championship without Brady. I don’t know if it’s true.

I think if Brady was gone, Belichick would appreciate the opportunity, but I never thought he would have wanted to get rid of what he thinks is a quarterback capable of giving him a title that the others couldn’t.

Maybe that’s why we’re here. Belichick doesn’t see Brady as special as he once was. Great? Sure. Are there other guys who can do things they can’t do now? Belichick seems to think so. Brady has apparently survived its usefulness here.

Bill will do what he has done to so many other players. Go ahead. But this is the life cycle of the NFL.

From what I’ve been told and what I’ve collected, Brady agrees. He hoped to be special and to be able to write a different ending here, but to realize he couldn’t shock him. For a legend, it is rather well established.

Playing for Bill Belichick will help keep a player that way. And maybe even for that, Belichick deserves a lot of credit. He allowed Tom Brady to become Tom Brady because he was eternally and exasperatedly Bill Belichick.

Every. Single. Year.


Massachusetts has planned a pandemic for years. Here is what is expected. – NBC Boston

Flatten the curve.

You have probably heard public health officials repeat this phrase as they announce major cancellations and closures related to the new coronavirus pandemic.

So what exactly does that mean? And what can you do to help?

The “curve” refers to exponential growth in new cases that could occur if the virus can spread uncontrollably in the community.

A sharp spike in COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, could bring a stream of new patients, many of whom would need intensive care. Experts say the scenario would have overwhelmed the health system, making it more difficult to make life-saving treatments for all sick people.

The director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, dr. Anthony Fauci explains social distancing and how it can help slow the spread of coronavirus in elderly and immunocompromised patients.

That’s why it’s imperative to stop the transmission of the virus and slow it down in the coming weeks, said Dr. Davidson Hamer, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Boston School of Public Health.

Even if the same number of people contract the virus, doctors and nurses will have a greater chance of saving lives if the cases spread over a longer period of time.

“If there is a big wave all at once, then hospitals could run out of beds, run out of negative pressure rooms,” he said. “You know, if there are many patients on fans, potentially even running out of fans.”

State leaders have yet to indicate what could be a spike in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. In a press conference last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said the state is now busy planning scenarios for “what could happen in Massachusetts.”

Governor Charlie Baker has announced that Massachusetts has established a command center for coronavirus response. Recognizing the empty shelves seen around Commonwealth food stores, he told people that there is no need to accumulate food.

The Massachusetts Hospital Association has forwarded NBC10 Boston’s questions to the Department of Public Health, which has not yet responded to requests for information on the state’s hospital capacity.

But previous state projections shed light on how serious a public health emergency in the Bay State can be.

In a 2006 flu pandemic preparedness plan, Massachusetts public health officials predicted that as many as 2 million people would fall ill following the emergence of a new respiratory disease.

Using the modeling developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state predicted that over 1 million people would have to be treated on an outpatient basis, based on the most likely scenario of how the pandemic would spread across the globe. state. The model predicted that over 80,000 people would have to be treated in a hospital and up to 20,000 could die, in part because the hospital system would be overwhelmed by a flood of cases.

As part of the preparation planning, public health officials in Massachusetts asked hospitals across the state to negotiate agreements to use other large facilities in their region, such as high schools and arsenals, such as so-called “alternative care sites”. The state plans to touch those facilities to treat patients with less severe cases of theoretical disease, allowing hospitals to focus only on the sickest patients.

Importantly, the new coronavirus that now plagues people around the world may not follow the same trajectory as that shown in the state’s projections. These numbers were based on the assumption that 30 percent of the population would contract the virus. This figure may be higher or lower as researchers collect more data on the virus causing COVID-19.

The president and vice president told the public that anyone who wants a test can get one, but dozens of people have contacted NBC10 Boston investigators to say it wasn’t their experience, including a chemotherapy patient.

Massachusetts’ population has also increased since the state made its forecasts, going from about 6.4 million in 2006 to about 6.9 million today.

Emergency measures put in place by Governor Charlie Baker and others could also mitigate the spike in the epidemic, Hamer said, drastically reducing the number of patients who need treatment simultaneously and potentially saving lives.

“If social distancing and personal hygiene and work at home and all these types of strategies don’t work and we have a very large number of cases in a short period of time, I think it could overwhelm the health care system,” he said.


Baseball player’s first tests are positive for Coronavirus which sent chain effects via MLB – NBC Los Angeles

Maybe it was inevitable.

In the past few days, the world of sports has come to
the scream stops when a handful of players test positive for the COVID-19 virus.
It started with soccer players in Europe and eventually reached the NBA where
three known players have already shown that they are positive for coronavirus. Was
just a matter of time before the virus infiltrated other sports.

On Sunday, he entered the Major League Baseball.

The New York Yankees were the first professional baseball
team to announce that one of their minor league players had tested positive for
COVID-19. The team said the unidentified player was quarantined
Friday after developing a fever.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the first to report the news
positive test.

The positive test will certainly have a chain effect in the
MLB world. Probably the whole list of Yankees, both in the major league
and the minor league will need to be tested for the virus.

As of the publication of this story, the team already has
say all of their minor league
players self-quarantine for the next two weeks.

Most likely, the entire spring training facility will
close – if t hasn’t already done so – and a timeline of who entered the unknown
contact with and if he had contact with players from other teams, he will be from

Last Sunday, MLB sent a reminder to all 30 teams,
encourage all organizations to avoid any activity involving players and
people who gather in significant numbers.

“The risk of contracting a player in a club facility
the virus is real, “read part of the memo.

Initially, after Thursday’s announcement that MLB was
suspend their spring training season and delay the start of the regular
season, the spring training facilities had to remain open to allow players to
continue to train and prepare.

Shortly thereafter, the league announced that the facilities would
would close and the players would have the option of returning home or returning
their home market, or remain in their spring training city (in Arizona or

NBC LA spoke to a handful of players on the Los Angeles Dodgers, and many of them were deciding between staying in Arizona or returning to Los Angeles. Many players are renting homes in the Arizona area with rental agreements that expire next week.

Initially, the MLB announced that the regular season would only be delayed “by two weeks”. NBC LA learned that the original interim calendar played a significant role in the players’ decisions on where to stay during the suspension. Many players had the impression that the season could start on April 9th, moving to their home market for the next few weeks the most convenient.

However, following the disease control centers’ announcement on Sunday, all meetings of more than 50 people should be canceled for at least the next eight weeks. The probability of the MLB season starting in April appears to be rather bleak.

In all likelihood, the eight-week barometer is probably longer
accurate, which means that the MLB season could start in late May or early
on June. Many players, including the Dodgers, have to ask themselves, “If
there is no baseball, in which city I would prefer to spend the next two months

It will be interesting to see if the announcement of the
the first baseball player to be positive has a chain effect on the major league
level and if other positive tests are yet to come.