COVID-19 Found at AIPAC Conference Attended by 2/3rds of Congress
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Other than a State of the Union address, there’s not much that physically gathers more of the USA’s ruling class together than an AIPAC conference.

From USA Today:

AIPAC says two people at DC conference attended by Pence and others have tested positive for coronavirus
Jeanine Santucci

WASHINGTON — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee told conference attendees, some of whom include lawmakers, that at least two conference-goers have tested positive for coronavirus.

The pro-Israel lobbying group said in an updated statement to attendees, speakers, administration and Capitol Hill offices on Friday that the two individuals affected traveled from New York to Washington, D.C. to attend the March 1-3 conference. …

Attendees and speakers at the conference included Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., former 2020 Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg, former candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and several other lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

The group’s website says that more than about 18,000 people attend its conference from across the country, and that two-thirds of Congress participate.

The reality is that despite all the Information Superhighway blather in 1993 about how you could work from anywhere, the people at the top rely on face to face personal contact to get to and stay on the top.

By the way, here’s a good conceptual graph:

One question might be: Would the healthcare system capacity line tend to slope up (as more capacity is brought on line) or down (as more health care workers become incapacitated)?

Is there a test for whether you’ve had this particular virus and are now immune to it?

What are sources of people with some degree of medical training who could quickly step in if we start running out of doctors and nurses? Ex-military medics? Firemen? Dentists? Orthodontists? Dermatologists?

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