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2020.11.28 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/28/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 1,590 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 194,448 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/28/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 27,706 42,298 -34.5%
Number of Positive Tests 1,913 2,639 -27.5%
Percent Positive Tests 6.90% 6.30% +9.6%
Percent Positive Less Retests 13.22% 13.09% +1.0%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 6%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 1,590 2,253 -29.4% 194,448
Number of confirmed deaths 33 24 +36.7% 4,447
Number of probable deaths 0 0 -100.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 10,435 14,906 -30.0% 2,123,122
Ever hospitalized 201 176 +14.4% 20,713
Released from isolation 34 13 +161.5% 8,599
Total testing volume 27,708 42,303 -34.5% 4,363,150
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,446 +11 +33 -66.2%
Acute care 1,095 +3 +21 -85.6%
Intensive care 351 +8 +12 -31.7%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 3,028 66 141.5 (↓) 69 5 0 0
Anne Arundel 16,404 107 28.5 (↓) 286 0 12 0
Baltimore City 24,120 165 39.8 (↓) 542 4 20 0
Baltimore County 28,752 248 36.8 (↓) 706 5 25 0
Calvert 1,555 18 14.1 (↑) 36 1 1 0
Caroline 945 7 30.1 (↓) 10 0 0 0
Carroll 3,254 32 20.0 (↓) 132 0 3 0
Cecil 2,045 22 24.7 (↓) 40 1 3 0
Charles 4,276 22 23.1 (↓) 103 0 2 0
Dorchester 998 2 18.9 (↓) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,660 85 31.0 (↓) 140 2 8 0
Garrett 701 19 104.4 (↓) 4 0 0 0
Harford 5,940 65 30.8 (↓) 92 1 4 0
Howard 7,961 44 28.4 (↓) 137 4 6 0
Kent 435 7 23.2 (↓) 23 0 2 0
Montgomery 32,790 189 25.4 (↓) 905 3 42 0
Prince George's 40,797 318 36.7 (↓) 900 2 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,074 13 18.7 (↑) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 886 63 80.3 (↓) 9 1 0 0
St. Mary's 2,075 12 20.4 (↓) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 805 4 22.5 (↓) 7 0 0 0
Washington 4,116 42 50.7 (↓) 69 0 0 0
Wicomico 3,377 29 35.2 (↓) 59 0 0 0
Worcester 1,454 11 10.4 (↑) 35 -1 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 41 5 0 0
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 8,049 63 0 0 0 0
10-19 17,307 157 3 0 0 0
20-29 37,051 301 26 0 1 0
30-39 34,796 288 53 0 6 0
40-49 30,611 238 139 -1 3 0
50-59 28,654 251 358 1 17 0
60-69 18,953 135 711 5 15 0
70-79 10,955 97 1,116 10 28 0
80+ 8,072 60 2,039 18 85 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 102,365 814 2,169 11 78 0
Male 92,083 776 2,278 22 77 0
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 58,365 462 1,741 8 57 0
White (NH) 58,336 601 1,970 23 79 0
Hispanic 37,317 218 481 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,826 31 159 1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,871 55 50 0 0 0
Data not available 27,733 223 46 1 0 0
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/28/2020)
MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/28/2020)
TOTAL MD CASES:
TOTAL MD CASES (11/28/2020)
CURRENT MD HOSP. & TOTAL DEATHS:
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2020.11.27 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/27/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,378 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 192,858 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/27/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 47,304 41,432 +14.2%
Number of Positive Tests 2,832 2,621 +8.0%
Percent Positive Tests 5.99% 6.38% -6.1%
Percent Positive Less Retests 12.94% 13.35% -3.1%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 6%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,378 2,250 +5.7% 192,858
Number of confirmed deaths 22 25 -10.5% 4,414
Number of probable deaths 0 0 -100.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 16,000 14,559 +9.9% 2,112,687
Ever hospitalized 232 164 +41.7% 20,512
Released from isolation 4 17 -76.7% 8,565
Total testing volume 47,320 41,436 +14.2% 4,335,442
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,435 -18 +37 -148.3%
Acute care 1,092 -22 +26 -184.6%
Intensive care 343 +4 +11 -64.6%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,962 132 160.7 (↑) 64 0 0 0
Anne Arundel 16,297 183 30.7 (↑) 286 0 12 0
Baltimore City 23,955 273 46.8 (↑) 538 4 20 0
Baltimore County 28,504 358 41.0 (↑) 701 4 25 0
Calvert 1,537 9 13.9 (→) 35 0 1 0
Caroline 938 19 33.3 (↑) 10 0 0 0
Carroll 3,222 48 21.1 (↓) 132 0 3 0
Cecil 2,023 44 25.0 (↓) 39 0 3 0
Charles 4,254 70 25.5 (↑) 103 0 2 0
Dorchester 996 8 25.2 (↑) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,575 90 31.4 (↑) 138 0 8 0
Garrett 682 25 106.2 (↓) 4 0 0 0
Harford 5,875 70 35.7 (↓) 91 0 4 0
Howard 7,917 114 32.7 (↑) 133 0 6 0
Kent 428 3 23.8 (↓) 23 0 2 0
Montgomery 32,601 342 26.9 (↑) 902 5 42 0
Prince George's 40,479 384 37.6 (↓) 898 2 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,061 12 18.2 (↓) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 823 13 94.4 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 2,063 35 23.3 (↓) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 801 8 24.3 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 4,074 92 55.6 (↓) 69 0 0 0
Wicomico 3,348 43 36.8 (↑) 59 0 0 0
Worcester 1,443 3 10.2 (↓) 36 1 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 36 6 0 0
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,986 100 0 0 0 0
10-19 17,150 203 3 0 0 0
20-29 36,750 475 26 0 1 0
30-39 34,508 411 53 0 6 0
40-49 30,373 378 140 0 3 0
50-59 28,403 347 357 2 17 0
60-69 18,818 228 706 4 15 0
70-79 10,858 133 1,106 4 28 0
80+ 8,012 103 2,021 12 85 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 101,551 1,260 2,158 8 78 0
Male 91,307 1,118 2,256 14 77 0
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 57,903 662 1,733 8 57 0
White (NH) 57,735 885 1,947 9 79 0
Hispanic 37,099 257 481 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,795 65 158 0 6 0
Other (NH) 8,816 73 50 0 0 0
Data not available 27,510 436 45 5 0 0
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/27/2020)
MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/27/2020)
TOTAL MD CASES:
TOTAL MD CASES (11/27/2020)
CURRENT MD HOSP. & TOTAL DEATHS:
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2020.11.27 13:16 CruzSix [HIRING] 21 Jobs in Baltimore Hiring Now!

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General Healthcare Resources - Travel Nursing Travel Nurse - ICU RN - Baltimore, MD Baltimore
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Hornady Cdl-a Otr Flatbed Driver – New Dedicated Account! Baltimore
E. W. Wylie CDL-A Flatbed Company Drivers - Glass Division Baltimore
John Christner Trucking CDL-A Team Owner Operator Truck Driver - $1.05-MILE BASE PAY! Baltimore
Medical Solutions Travel Stepdown RN (Registered Nurse) in Baltimore City, MD Baltimore City
Brinks CIT Branch Manager Baltimore
Lockheed Martin Proposal Manager Senior Staff Baltimore
Carroll Comunity College Carroll Comunity College: Auto Technician Adjunct Faculty Baltimore
McCarthy Tire Service McCarthy Tire Service: Office Clerk Baltimore
Postal Hiring Authority Postal Hiring Authority: Postal Service Clerk Baltimore
Quality Carriers, Inc. Quality Carriers, Inc.: Class-A Cdl Company Tanker Truck Drivers Baltimore
Long Green Center - Genesis HealthCare Long Green Center - Genesis HealthCare: Registered Nurse (Full Time) Baltimore
Mumby and Simmons Dental Consultants, PC Mumby and Simmons Dental Consultants, PC: Dental Assistant Baltimore
Exelon Corporation Exelon Corporation: Senior Analyst Audit Services Baltimore
Postal Hiring Authority Postal Hiring Authority: Postal Mail Carrier Baltimore
Benevis Dentist Baltimore
NTT DATA Corporation Information Systems - Security Systems Analyst - White Marsh, MD Baltimore
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty Maryland Real Estate Agent -- No Experience Needed Baltimore
Apple Valley Waste Diesel Mechanic Baltimore
PNC Financial Services Group Teller - Part-time Baltimore
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2020.11.27 12:03 remote-enthusiast Collection of 66 remote jobs, tech + non-tech

Hello friends! These are the open remote positions I've found that were published today. See you tomorrow! Bleep blop 🤖
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2020.11.26 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/26/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,319 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 190,480 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/26/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 41,777 41,749 +0.1%
Number of Positive Tests 2,888 2,705 +6.7%
Percent Positive Tests 6.91% 6.52% +6.0%
Percent Positive Less Retests 14.05% 13.40% +4.8%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 6%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,319 2,334 -0.6% 190,480
Number of confirmed deaths 29 23 +25.3% 4,392
Number of probable deaths 0 1 -100.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 14,188 14,998 -5.4% 2,096,687
Ever hospitalized 212 158 +33.8% 20,280
Released from isolation 12 18 -34.4% 8,561
Total testing volume 41,771 41,749 +0.1% 4,288,122
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,453 +47 +37 +25.6%
Acute care 1,114 +16 +32 -50.0%
Intensive care 339 +31 +5 +471.1%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,830 96 159.4 (↓) 64 4 0 0
Anne Arundel 16,114 175 30.4 (↓) 286 1 12 0
Baltimore City 23,682 321 45.7 (↓) 534 6 20 0
Baltimore County 28,146 366 40.6 (↓) 697 5 25 0
Calvert 1,528 7 13.9 (↓) 35 3 1 0
Caroline 919 17 28.4 (↑) 10 0 0 0
Carroll 3,174 39 21.3 (↑) 132 1 3 0
Cecil 1,979 35 25.8 (↓) 39 2 3 0
Charles 4,184 26 24.5 (↓) 103 0 2 0
Dorchester 988 18 23.2 (↑) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,485 100 31.1 (↑) 138 0 8 0
Garrett 657 45 112.6 (↑) 4 0 0 0
Harford 5,805 91 36.3 (↓) 91 0 4 0
Howard 7,803 165 31.8 (↑) 133 2 6 0
Kent 425 9 24.5 (↓) 23 0 2 0
Montgomery 32,259 254 26.1 (↓) 897 3 42 0
Prince George's 40,095 305 39.0 (↓) 896 8 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,049 4 22.1 (↓) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 810 33 101.5 (↓) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 2,028 16 23.4 (↓) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 793 7 23.9 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,982 135 57.4 (↑) 69 6 0 0
Wicomico 3,305 44 36.2 (↑) 59 1 0 0
Worcester 1,440 11 12.2 (↓) 35 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 30 -13 0 -1
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,886 115 0 0 0 0
10-19 16,947 196 3 0 0 0
20-29 36,275 417 26 0 1 0
30-39 34,097 394 53 0 6 0
40-49 29,995 365 140 1 3 0
50-59 28,056 318 355 4 17 0
60-69 18,590 207 702 4 15 0
70-79 10,725 149 1,102 5 28 0
80+ 7,909 158 2,009 15 85 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 100,291 1,260 2,150 12 78 0
Male 90,189 1,059 2,242 17 77 0
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 57,241 697 1,725 10 57 0
White (NH) 56,850 1,130 1,938 22 79 0
Hispanic 36,842 297 481 4 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,730 61 158 0 6 0
Other (NH) 8,743 125 50 1 0 0
Data not available 27,074 9 40 -8 0 0
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/26/2020)
MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/26/2020)
TOTAL MD CASES:
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2020.11.25 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/25/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,697 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 188,161 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/25/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 45,495 39,791 +14.3%
Number of Positive Tests 3,082 2,599 +18.6%
Percent Positive Tests 6.77% 6.60% +2.5%
Percent Positive Less Retests 14.47% 13.44% +7.7%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,697 2,237 +20.6% 188,161
Number of confirmed deaths 38 20 +91.4% 4,363
Number of probable deaths -1 1 -200.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 15,939 14,395 +10.7% 2,082,499
Ever hospitalized 154 157 -2.2% 20,068
Released from isolation 32 16 +105.5% 8,549
Total testing volume 45,515 39,790 +14.4% 4,246,351
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,406 +65 +42 +54.2%
Acute care 1,098 +71 +34 +110.6%
Intensive care 308 -6 +8 -171.2%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,734 141 160.3 (↑) 60 1 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,939 224 32.9 (↑) 285 1 12 0
Baltimore City 23,361 274 47.0 (↑) 528 3 20 0
Baltimore County 27,780 378 42.8 (↑) 692 6 25 0
Calvert 1,521 26 16.9 (↑) 32 0 1 0
Caroline 902 12 27.3 (↑) 10 0 0 0
Carroll 3,135 43 21.0 (↓) 131 0 3 0
Cecil 1,944 21 27.4 (↓) 37 0 3 0
Charles 4,158 54 26.4 (↑) 103 1 2 0
Dorchester 970 0 20.1 (↓) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,385 118 30.1 (↑) 138 0 8 0
Garrett 612 67 111.2 (↓) 4 0 0 0
Harford 5,714 114 39.0 (↓) 91 2 4 0
Howard 7,638 96 28.9 (↑) 131 1 6 0
Kent 416 3 25.1 (↑) 23 -1 2 0
Montgomery 32,005 383 28.9 (↑) 894 1 42 0
Prince George's 39,790 493 40.4 (↑) 888 4 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,045 12 25.4 (↑) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 777 16 97.4 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 2,012 29 24.8 (↑) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 786 5 22.5 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,847 137 55.2 (↑) 63 2 0 0
Wicomico 3,261 47 35.8 (↑) 58 1 0 0
Worcester 1,429 4 13.5 (↑) 35 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 43 16 1 0
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,771 162 0 0 0 0
10-19 16,751 236 3 0 0 0
20-29 35,858 498 26 0 1 0
30-39 33,703 464 53 0 6 0
40-49 29,630 406 139 -1 3 0
50-59 27,738 410 351 0 17 0
60-69 18,383 273 698 3 15 0
70-79 10,576 157 1,097 15 28 -1
80+ 7,751 91 1,994 21 85 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 99,031 1,474 2,138 24 78 0
Male 89,130 1,223 2,225 14 77 -1
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 56,544 769 1,715 5 57 0
White (NH) 55,720 1,120 1,916 16 79 0
Hispanic 36,545 327 477 1 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,669 44 158 1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,618 98 49 -1 0 0
Data not available 27,065 339 48 16 0 -1
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/25/2020)
MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/25/2020)
TOTAL MD CASES:
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2020.11.25 12:38 chorvs Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.
USA world update 1.11.6.0 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.
In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.
The full update notes are below.

https://reddit.com/link/k0qnvm/video/qlf5znaguc161/player

Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World Update

Airports

Points of Interest

Performance and Stability

Planes

Airliners

General Aviation Aircraft

Garmin glass cockpit equipped aircraft

UI

Input

Activity

World

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2020.11.24 17:08 rusticgorilla Lost in the Sauce: Trump milks election fraud claims to fund defense against lawsuits & potential charges

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.
Housekeeping:

Transition

After weeks of delay, General Services Administration (GSA) chief Emily Murphy authorized the start of the presidential transition. However, in a letter to Biden, Murphy does not address him as “president-elect” and does not explicitly express “ascertainment” that Biden and Harris won the election. Instead, Murphy skips over that standard part of all transition approvals, under the Presidential Transition Act (compare to the GSA letter to President-elect Obama). It is unclear if this will have any practical effects on the transition.
In a pair of tweets, Trump acknowledged the transition has begun - probably the closest he’ll come to “conceding.” Trump also referenced the “thousands of threats” Murphy says she received in her letter to Biden (which was an odd thing to include in an ascertainment letter):
I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA. Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good… ...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
Shortly before Muphy’s decision, the statewide canvassing board in Michigan voted 3 to 0 to approve the election results, with one Republican abstaining, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected five Trump campaign lawsuits seeking to invalidate ballots.
The New York Times reports that top aides to Trump spoke to him following these losses, telling him it was time to move on:
But in conversations in recent days that intensified Monday morning, top aides — including Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff; Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel; and Jay Sekulow, the president’s personal lawyer — told the president the transition needed to begin. He did not need to say the word “concede,” they told him...

Nominees and Appointees

The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors by a 47–50 vote. With Sens. Grassley and Rick Scott contracting Covid-19, Romney and Collins voting against her nomination, and Harris returning to vote, Shelton’s confirmation was doomed. McConnell switched his vote to opposing in order to keep the option open to bring her nomination to the floor in the future.
  • Even some Republicans admit that Shelton is not fit to work at the world’s most powerful central bank. Her nomination has been condemned by hundreds of economists and Fed alumni, including prominent Republicans and at least seven Nobel laureates.
Michael Ellis, a White House lawyer accused of serious ethical misconduct in the Ukraine scandal, has been picked by Trump to be senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council (NSC). “Acting on orders from top NSC lawyer John Eisenberg — Ellis told officials in the NSC’s executive secretariat to move the transcript of Trump’s now infamous July 25 call with the Ukrainian president to a more highly classified server, according to testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.”
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, and Jack Reed (D-RI), the top Democrat on the armed services committee, have written to the inspector general of the Defense Department demanding an investigation into Ellis’ installation.
Since losing his reelection bid earlier this month, President Donald Trump has appointed three men with well-documented white nationalist ties to government roles:
  • Darren Beattie was a White House speechwriter fired in 2018 after it was revealed that he spoke at a white nationalist conference; 10 days ago, Trump appointed him to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, whose duties include commemorating the Holocaust.
  • Trump appointed Jason Richwine — a policy analyst pushed out of a conservative think tank for writing that Mexican and other Latino immigrants have lower IQs than white people — to a senior position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • Corey Stewart, who moved to Virginia from Minnesota to run a series of losing political campaigns premised around his fetish for Confederate history, has also been hired by the Department of Commerce as the “principal deputy assistant secretary for export administration.”
Trump’s nominee to become the next assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, Capt. Scott O’Grady, killed two elephants during a 2014 hunting trip in Zimbabwe. He paid $75,000 to hunt the animals, which he said was the “fulfillment of a life-long dream.”
Trey Trainor, head of the Federal Election Commission, has been spreading the same election conspiracy theories as Trump and his legal team. “I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place” in key states in the 2020 presidential election, Trainor told Newsmax last week. “If she says there is rampant voter fraud... I believe her,” Trainor wrote of Trump-associated lawyer Sidney Powell.

Congress

Last week, the Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing focusing on the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19. Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) invited three doctors who have pushed hydroxychloroquine to testify about the (unproven) benefits of the drug and attack the integrity of the medical community, suggesting scientists were part of some “deep state” conspiracy (clip). Over the summer, the FDA determined hydroxychloroquine was not effective and could cause serious side effects.
Jerry Avorn, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said hydroxychloroquine isn't being recommended for good reason; it is ineffective and potentially dangerous. "The idea that scientists are discouraging the use of (hydroxychloroquine) because it’s cheap is about as crazy as the President’s contention that the number of COVID-19 cases is being inflated because doctors make more money by doing so," Avorn said.
"We need to base policy on reality rather than on crazy conspiracy theories, whether it’s about the pandemic or elections...What [Sen. Johnson] is doing is outrageous," Carome said.
A watchdog group has filed an SEC complaint against Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for alleged insider trading. Shortly before Senator Perdue was appointed as chair of a powerful Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Navy, he began buying up stock in a company that made submarine parts. And once he began work on a bill that ultimately directed additional Navy funding for one of the firm’s specialized products, Perdue sold off the stock, earning him tens of thousands of dollars in profits.
Last year, Sen. Perdue privately pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to give wealthy sports owners a lucrative tax break last year. Why Perdue got interested in an obscure tax regulation, which would impact at most only a small set of the richest Americans, is unclear.
The Georgia Democratic Party and a watchdog group filed ethics complaints against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) “for blatantly violating Senate Ethics rules to support her campaign.” While on federal property, inside the United States Capitol building, Loeffler solicited campaign donations live on Fox News. It is against the law to campaign in federal buildings.
Sen. Loeffler appears to have omitted a holding company from her federally mandated financial disclosures, which would violate Senate ethics rules and federal law. Furthermore, Loeffler and her husband may also have used a Trump tax-law loophole to write off the $10 million jet purchase entirely. Individuals are not permitted to write off the purchase of a jet; only businesses can do that.

Court cases

D.C. Chief District Judge Beryl Howell ruled against Michael Pack, the head of the agency that runs the Voice of America, preventing him from making personnel decisions and interfering in editorial operations. Since his confirmation in June, Pack fired and suspended top executives, initiated investigations into journalists, and scrapped protections for the newsroom from political interference.
The Federal Trade Commission has asked a federal court to force former Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon to testify under oath as part of the agency’s investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data breach. Before joining Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team, Bannon served as vice president and a board member of Cambridge Analytica, which also did work for the president's campaign.
The Supreme Court agreed to postpone oral arguments in a case concerning grand jury material redacted from former special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia. The House Judiciary Committee asked for the delay because of Biden’s election and the start of a new Congress
Two Trump judges on the 11th Circuit struck down bans on juvenile gay conversion therapy in South Florida. Britt Grant and Barbara Lagoa ruled that therapists’ free speech rights trump medical consensus about the harms associated with trying to change teenagers’ sexual orientation. Judge Beverly Martin, a Barack Obama appointee, dissented.

DOJ and investigations

FBI agents in New York are reportedly investigating Rudy Giuliani. According to CNN, agents have recently contacted witnesses and asked new questions about Giuliani's efforts in Ukraine and possible connections to Russian intelligence. Some questions focused on the possible origins of emails and documents related to Hunter Biden.
The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into claims that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor. The probe comes after Paxton’s top deputies reported him to the FBI. All eight have since resigned, been put on leave, or been fired, prompting a whistleblower lawsuit.
One week after Barr was nominated to lead the DOJ, a federal criminal probe into one of his former corporate clients was essentially dropped. Barr previously represented Caterpillar Inc, a Fortune 100 company, in a federal criminal investigation for trying to dodge paying taxes. However, after Barr’s nomination, DOJ officials in Washington told the investigative team to take “no further action” in the case.
The White House directed the Justice Department to open an investigation into former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in apparent retaliation for publishing an unflattering book about the president. The investigation into a seemingly unrelated paperwork dispute led to a lawsuit against Newman.
“This was weaponization of a lawsuit by the White House for retaliation for writing a book — for saying offensive words about Mr. Trump,” said John Phillips, a lawyer for Ms. Manigault Newman.
The Justice Department has scheduled executions for three inmates on federal death row, rushing to carry out the death penalty before Biden takes office. Since July, when it resumed carrying out the death penalty after a 17-year hiatus, the Trump administration has executed seven federal inmates.

The Trumps

Two separate New York State fraud investigations into Trump and his businesses have expanded to include tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump. Investigators with the Manhattan district attorney's office, which is conducting a broad criminal investigation, and the New York attorney general's office, which has a civil inquiry under way, have subpoenaed the Trump Organization seeking records relating to the consulting fees.
The subpoenas were in response to a New York Times investigation into President Donald Trump's tax returns that first disclosed that he took $26 million in write-offs that came from fees he paid to consultants, including an apparent $747,000 fee that the Times said matched a payment disclosed by Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump.
  • Following the report, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to complain about unfair harassment and politically-motivated investigations.
Despite admitting that the transition to Biden’s administration has begun, Trump has continued to send fundraising emails at a blistering pace. In an email sent Monday, Trump’s team solicited contributions to his “Election Defense Fund” - money that will ultimately be used to pay off campaign debts and fund his future activities. A large portion of this money may go towards his own legal defense in the many lawsuits and investigations that await him as a citizen.
Trump is only too aware that he can no longer use the Justice Department as his personal attorneys. He is also likely aware that he can use his campaign money to hire a very expensive legal team...According the Federal Election Commission, "In several advisory opinions the Commission has said that campaign funds may be used to pay for up to 100 percent of legal expenses related to campaign or officeholder activity, where such expenses would not have occurred had the individual not been a candidate or officeholder."
Trump, with top aides and allies, has discussed ways he could cash-in on his role as former president when he leaves the White House. The options he is reportedly considering include a book deal, media appearances, paid corporate speeches, and selling tickets to rallies. Sources told the Washington Post that after leaving office, Trump "wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media," and cement his role as a GOP power broker.
An apartment management company co-owned by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has taken action in court to evict hundreds of tenants. Westminster Management has moved against largely low- and middle-income tenants in the Baltimore area, many of them Black, whose apartments are managed by the company.

Immigration

District Judge Emmet Sullivan (an Obama-appointee) ordered the Trump administration to halt its practice of “expelling” underage migrants who enter the United States without a parent. The order requires the administration to once more process the humanitarian claims of minors who cross the border alone, rather than returning them to Mexico or flying them back to their home countries without due process.
28 children who have been detained in an ICE facility for more than a year could be deported after being denied the opportunity to seek asylum by Trump administration policies. Though federal courts have since struck down the policy, the judges could not intervene in the deportations of thousands of asylum-seekers that had already been scheduled.
New reporting revealed that the White House blocked the Justice Department from making a deal in October 2019 to pay for mental health services for migrant families who had been separated by the Trump administration. The decision was made after consulting with senior adviser Stephen Miller.
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2020.11.24 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/24/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 1,667 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 185,464 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/24/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 29,162 39,588 -26.3%
Number of Positive Tests 1,965 2,663 -26.2%
Percent Positive Tests 6.74% 6.88% -2.1%
Percent Positive Less Retests 12.32% 14.17% -13.0%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 1,667 2,306 -27.7% 185,464
Number of confirmed deaths 32 19 +68.4% 4,325
Number of probable deaths 1 1 +16.7% 156
Number of persons tested negative 11,865 14,154 -16.2% 2,066,560
Ever hospitalized 145 154 -6.1% 19,914
Released from isolation 6 19 -67.9% 8,517
Total testing volume 29,162 39,587 -26.3% 4,200,836
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,341 +65 +42 +56.4%
Acute care 1,027 +40 +34 +17.2%
Intensive care 314 +25 +7 +236.5%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,593 100 155.9 (↓) 59 4 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,715 128 31.7 (↓) 284 0 12 0
Baltimore City 23,087 155 45.8 (↓) 525 2 20 0
Baltimore County 27,402 179 42.5 (↓) 686 4 25 1
Calvert 1,495 15 15.2 (→) 32 1 1 0
Caroline 890 12 23.8 (↑) 10 1 0 0
Carroll 3,092 40 22.6 (↓) 131 0 3 0
Cecil 1,923 33 27.8 (↑) 37 0 3 2
Charles 4,104 39 25.3 (↓) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 970 2 20.5 (↓) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,267 69 28.0 (↓) 138 0 8 0
Garrett 545 41 98.1 (↑) 4 0 0 0
Harford 5,600 63 39.9 (↓) 89 4 4 -1
Howard 7,542 54 27.3 (↓) 130 1 6 0
Kent 413 3 23.8 (↑) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 31,622 233 27.3 (↓) 893 3 42 0
Prince George's 39,297 312 37.1 (↓) 884 2 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,033 6 24.6 (↓) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 761 18 93.9 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,983 34 23.3 (↑) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 781 20 22.1 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,710 59 50.0 (↑) 61 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,214 42 34.3 (→) 57 1 0 0
Worcester 1,425 10 12.2 (↓) 35 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 27 8 1 -1
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,609 96 0 0 0 0
10-19 16,515 161 3 0 0 0
20-29 35,360 298 26 0 1 0
30-39 33,239 283 53 0 6 0
40-49 29,224 272 140 1 3 0
50-59 27,328 249 351 1 17 0
60-69 18,110 162 695 6 15 1
70-79 10,419 89 1,082 10 29 -1
80+ 7,660 57 1,973 14 85 1
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 97,557 857 2,114 15 78 1
Male 87,907 810 2,211 17 78 0
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 55,775 473 1,710 5 57 0
White (NH) 54,600 686 1,900 20 79 2
Hispanic 36,218 251 476 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,625 38 157 1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,520 86 50 1 0 0
Data not available 26,726 133 32 5 1 -1
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2020.11.23 18:10 z3mcs ACLU Seeks Rehearing in Case Over Baltimore Police Surveillance

Looks like last Thursday (November 19), the ACLU asked to have a full hearing of its case against the spy plane. As I (poorly) understand the legal proceedings here, they initially filed in the spring to get a preliminary injunction. That was denied and they appealed that ruling and the appeal was denied in the fall. Bloomberg Law did an article on the new filing and is hosting the full new filing (23-Page PDF).
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider halting a Baltimore Police Department’s use of planes equipped with surveillance cameras while it fights the program as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
“This case concerns an issue of nationwide importance: the constitutionality of a novel form of mass surveillance, one that may soon be deployed across the country,” the ACLU said Thursday in its petition for a rehearing by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Article is here but behind a paywall. Doesn't look like other local media has picked up the story yet. It'll be interesting to see what the final A.I.R. Pilot Program report looks like, even though the BPD had to kind of anticipate this move. It's going to have to show the program worked and was useful, but I'm guessing it won't reveal any cool use cases that would make it vulnerable in the upcoming court hearings. A fine line to walk here for Scott, Harrison and the BPD. And PSS (Persistent Surveillance Systems).
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2020.11.23 16:14 CovidMdBot 11/23/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 1,658 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 183,797 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/23/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 31,242 40,101 -22.1%
Number of Positive Tests 1,989 2,670 -25.5%
Percent Positive Tests 6.37% 6.81% -6.5%
Percent Positive Less Retests 12.65% 14.28% -11.4%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 1,658 2,316 -28.4% 183,797
Number of confirmed deaths 14 18 -22.2% 4,293
Number of probable deaths 0 1 -100.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 11,445 14,102 -18.8% 2,054,695
Ever hospitalized 133 151 -12.2% 19,769
Released from isolation 5 19 -73.5% 8,511
Total testing volume 30,947 40,142 -22.9% 4,171,674
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,276 +39 +43 -8.7%
Acute care 987 +18 +38 -53.2%
Intensive care 289 +21 +4 +390.0%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,493 72 157.3 (↑) 55 3 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,587 116 32.9 (↓) 284 2 12 0
Baltimore City 22,932 233 46.3 (↓) 523 3 20 0
Baltimore County 27,223 256 44.6 (↓) 682 3 24 0
Calvert 1,480 12 15.2 (↑) 31 1 1 0
Caroline 878 9 20.9 (→) 9 0 0 0
Carroll 3,052 32 22.8 (↓) 131 0 3 0
Cecil 1,890 33 27.4 (↓) 37 0 1 0
Charles 4,065 40 26.4 (↑) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 968 7 22.4 (↑) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,198 59 28.9 (↑) 138 1 8 -1
Garrett 504 8 86.8 (↑) 4 1 0 0
Harford 5,537 76 40.7 (↓) 85 0 5 0
Howard 7,488 90 29.4 (↑) 129 1 6 0
Kent 410 6 23.2 (↑) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 31,389 213 29.0 (↓) 890 1 42 0
Prince George's 38,985 286 38.7 (↑) 882 0 25 0
Queen Anne's 1,027 17 25.7 (↓) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 743 1 102.0 (→) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,949 14 22.0 (↓) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 761 12 16.4 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,651 50 48.6 (↑) 60 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,172 24 34.3 (↓) 56 1 0 0
Worcester 1,415 -8 13.5 (↓) 35 1 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 19 -5 2 1
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,513 84 0 0 0 0
10-19 16,354 178 3 0 0 0
20-29 35,062 358 26 0 1 0
30-39 32,956 265 53 0 6 0
40-49 28,952 243 139 0 3 0
50-59 27,079 255 350 1 17 0
60-69 17,948 155 689 4 14 0
70-79 10,330 81 1,072 5 30 -1
80+ 7,603 39 1,959 4 84 1
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 96,700 857 2,099 8 77 -1
Male 87,097 801 2,194 6 78 1
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 55,302 517 1,705 3 57 -1
White (NH) 53,914 666 1,880 11 77 0
Hispanic 35,967 162 476 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,587 41 156 -1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,434 81 49 1 0 0
Data not available 26,593 191 27 0 2 1
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2020.11.23 03:37 OldSchoolCSci How Would The Archive Work ?

How Would The Archive Work ?
A number of people have suggested that the Archive must be tied to Liz in some fashion to justify all of the historical attention on her. Personally, I think that rehashing the Fulcrum plot this blatantly would be cheap, but then I think claiming international spy bounties with fake blood and a Polaroid is cheap, too, so what do I know?
Several people have suggested data chips implanted in Liz's scar, which I think would be even worse, because now you have Dad planting chips in her toys, and Mom planting chips in her hand. Putting aside the whole notion of implanting chips in a four year old with an eye towards keeping it there for decades, it just sounds creepy.
No, what I think they would need is a different concept. And I think that the show has explained that concept to us, albeit in a slightly different guise. What you need is some kind of disassociative memory trick in which Liz's special "Archive" memory is walled off, just like Lord Baltimore's entire special knowledge is walled off behind the mask of the Rowan personality. And the only way to access the special knowledge -- well, tell us Liz, what do we need?
Liz: What we need to do is identify the trigger the image, sound, memory that flips her switch.
In Lord Baltimore's case, the trigger was the recording of the song “We Three”. For Liz, the trigger would need to be something very personal that Liz would recognize, and which Red would have developed and used periodically throughout her childhood. Who knows, perhaps, he's even used it during recent years. Hmmmm.
Accessing Liz's Memories ?


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2020.11.23 01:34 DarthEquus Circumcision: The Uniquely American Medical Enigma Edward Wallerstein

The continuing practice of routine neonatal nonreligious circumcision represents an enigma, particularly in the United States. About 80 percent of the world's population do not practice circumcision, nor have they ever done so. Among the non-circumcising nations are Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Scandinavia, the U.S.S.R., China, and Japan. People employing circumcision do so either for "health" reasons or as a religious ritual practiced by Muslims, Jews, most black Africans, non-white Australians, and others.
The origin of the ritual practice is unknown. There is evidence of its performance in Israel in Neolithic times (with flint knives) at least 6000 years ago.38 Jews accept the Old Testament origin as a covenant between God and Abraham,18 although it is generally agreed that the practice of circumcision in Egypt predated the Abrahamic Covenant by centuries.55 Ritual Circumcision is not germane to this discussion except insofar as the surgical ritual impinges upon accepted medical practice.65
So called "health" circumcision originated in the nineteenth century, when most diseases were of unknown etiology. Within the miasma of myth and ignorance, a theory emerged that masturbation caused many and varied ills. It seemed logical to some physicians to perform genital surgery on both sexes to stop masturbation; the major technique applied to males was circumcision. This was especially true in the English-speaking countries because it accorded with the mid-Victorian attitude toward sex as sinful and debilitating.64
The most prolific enumerator of the health benefits of circumcision was Dr. P. C. Remondino.50 In 1891 this physician claimed that the surgery prevented or cured about a hundred ailments, including alcoholism, epilepsy, asthma, enuresis, hernia, gout, rectal prolapse, rheumatism, kidney disease, and so forth. Such ludicrous claims are still disseminated and possibly believed. The book was reprinted in 1974, without change, and the Circulating Branch Catalogue of the New York Public Library (1983) listed the Remondino book, showing a publication date of 1974. One physician, writing in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality (1974), called the book "pertinent and carefully thought out."63
Remondino was not the only one expounding such views. In 1911, Dr. Joseph Preuss, in a monumental tome, Biblical-Talmudic Medicine, claimed that Jewish ritual circumcision endowed health benefits; his sole source was Remondino46 Some espoused more extreme views; in 1910 an article in J.A.M.A. described a new circumcision clamp. The authoinventor claimed that with this device, the operation was so simple that men and women could now circumcise themselves.30
In the 75-year period (1875 to 1950) there was virtually no opposition to routine circumcision in the United States. Instead there were many articles in medical journal and textbooks extolling the practice; the issue was ignored in the popular press. Yet in the more than a century of acceptance of routine circumcision in the English-speaking countries, from 1870 to the present, no other country adopted newborn circumcision.
The first serious questioning of the practice did not occur until late 1949 (in England with the publication of Gairdner's "The Fate of the Foreskin."17 which began to affect the practice of circumcision by the British. In 1963, an editorial in J.A.M.A. called the attitude of the medical profession paradoxical and confused, and admitted that the facts about circumcision were still unknown.14 This was followed by several critiques of circumcision such as those by Morgan (1965 and 1967)38 and Preston (1970).45 In 1968 Øster confirmed Gairdner's findings,42 as did Reichelderfer and Fraga,49 who presented a comprehensive study of circumcision. Yet some physicians continued to support circumcision for surprising reasons. For example, Dr. Robert P. Boland, writing in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1969, compared circumcision with tonsillectomy, calling both procedures "ritualistic," and "widely performed on a non-scientific basis." He opposed routine tonsillectomy but concluded vis-a-vis circumcision: "Little serious objection can actually be raised against circumcision since its adverse effects seem miniscule."5
Table 1. Estimated Newborn Nonreligious Circumcision Rates in English-Speaking Countries.
Great Britain New Zeland Australia Canada America
1 10 30 30 80
In the 1970's, a change seemed in the offing. In 1971 and 1975, the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision declared: "...there are no valid medical indications for circumcision in the neonatal period."2 In 1978, the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics was endorsed by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.64 In 1983 both groups jointly reaffirmed their positions.1 The "firm" firm declarations should have caused a marked drop in the United States circumcision rate. They did not.
To explore the circumcision rate in the United States, it is essential to compare the American experience with the other English-speaking countries. Anticircumcision articles appeared in the medical press in all of these countries. Gairdner17 and Øster42 were published in journals in England; Morgan (1967) was published in Australia.39 In 1971, the Australia Paediatric Association recommended: "Male infants should not as a routine be circumcised."13 In 1975, the Canadian Paediatric Society stated, ". . .there is no medical indication for circumcision in the neonatal period."57
Although there is no precise data on circumcision from any country,approximated rates for the English-speaking countries reveal that in Great Britain, the practice has virtually been abandoned; New Zealand follows closely behind. (In a 1982 visit, a number of physicians were apologetic for the "inordinately high" rate of 10 percent. Several physicians stated categorically that they refused to perform routine circumcisions.) The rates in Canada and Australia appear to be declining at about 10 percentage points per decade. The United States stands alone as the only country in the world in which the majority of newborn males are circumcised, purportedly for health reasons.
Before addressing the phenomenon of circumcision in the United States let us examine the Canadian and Australian data. In Canada (Table 2), there are considerable rate differences among the provinces but the overall rate is clearly declining, and in Quebec the practice has been virtually been discontinued. In Australia (Table 3), unlike Canada, the rates by states are relatively uniform, but clearly declining. In 1978, the Australia government recommended that payments for circumcision be reduced or eliminated.71 (In a visit to Australia in 1982, I was told that a national campaign was planned to reduce unnecessary surgery; circumcision was high on the list.)
Table 2. Hospital Inpatient Male Newborn Circumcision in Canada by Province (data from British Columbia and Newfoundland not reported)* 1970 to 1978 by Rank Order of Percentage change
1970 1979 Change (% rounded)
Total 64,015 44,853 -30
Quebec 12,995 3,077 -76
Nova Scotia 2,477 1,004 -60
New Brunswick 1,543 673 -43
Alberta 10,857 9,608 -12
Manitoba 5,006 4,424 -11
Ontario 24,476 26,283 +4
Saskatchewan 3,276 3,655 +12
Table 3 Estimated Neonatal Circumcision Rate in Australia by State, 1973-74 to 1979-80(%)* Adapted from Wirth, J.L.: Current circumcision practices in Australia. Med. J. Aust., 1:179, 1982.
1973-74 1979-80 % Decrease
Total 49 39 10
New South Wales 52 42 10
Victoria 39 28 11
Queensland 62 51 11
South Australia 47 41 6
Western Australia 51 38 13
Tasmania 68 43 25
Although nationwide data on circumcision for Canada and Australia are admittedly imperfect, precise data for the United States are virtually non-existent. The H.E.W. Hospital Records Study excludes neonates.70 The Cycle III Health Examination Survey, conducted from 1963 to 1965 among youths aged 12 to 17, reflected the practice of circumcision in the early 1950's.70 The total circumcision rate was 765 (whites, 80 percent; blacks, 45 percent); regional differences were also noted.
In 1980 Wallerstein provided a crude compendium of circumcision rates reported in the literature.64 This was updated in 1981 by King and Roebuck.29 Since these compendia, other reports from individual hospitals have been noted in the literature (Table 4).25 Of the five hospitals reporting, the lowest rate was 80.7 percent; the other rates ranged from 90 to 98 percent. These data are static, that is, reported within a fixed period, making it impossible to discern a trend. Several hospitals reported longitudinal changes. One New York City maternity center stated that "in the past" the rate was 90 percent; in 1980 it was 60 percent.35 Other reports are more precise, indicating changes from 1978 to 1980, and 1975 to 1979 (Table 4, last two hospitals).3 The year-to-year changes were negligible; clearly there was no precipitous decline. This stability of rate was confirmed by the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities, which publishes annual data based on projections from atypically large hospitals.72 They show a 1970 rate of 88 percent and a 1980 rate of 86 percent. The mean rates from 1970 to 1975 and from 1976 to 1980 are identical (86 percent).54
Table 4. Circumcision Rates, Selected Hospitals
References: 25, 29, 27, 34, 3, 41 respectively
Hospital Years Rates(%)
New Britain General Hospital, Connecticut 1976-77 80.7
Southern Illinois Hospital 1979 95
John Hopkins Hospital 1980 97.6
St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore 1981 96-98
Hershey. Pennsylvania Hospital 1983 90-96
George Washington University Medical Hospital 1979 79
1979 77
1980 81
Largest Hospital in Salt Lake County, Utah 1975 92
1976 93
1977 92
1978 92
1979 93
In 1982 Slatkowski and King approached the question of circumcision rates specifically with respect to the pronouncements of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the practice of circumcision in Illinois.54 They obtained data from 18 Chicago-area hospitals; the rates ranged from 27 to 92 percent (mean 78 percent). Five of the hospitals reported rates from 80 to 88 percent; five from 90 to 92 percent; the rates ranged from 74 to 97 percent, with a single exception: one hospital reported a rate of 4.5 percent. Upon further query, that hospital reported a circumcision rate decline beginning after 1974-75.
These United States data reveal no significant national decline in the circumcision rate desperate the pronouncements of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. However there are instances of sharp declines in several hospitals. Dr. Joan Hodgman, director of the Newborn Division of the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, reported in 1983 that their circumcision rate is zero. Similarly, J.H.T. Chang, pediatric surgeon at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, the largest in the city, stated in 1983 that circumcision is not performed even if the parents demand it.24
Why have most United States physicians persisted in the practice? One reason is that the medical and popular literature abounds in serious errors of scientific judgment, equivocation, and obfuscation. Space limitations permit a brief examination of four issues: pain, venereal disease, cancer, and hygiene.
PAIN
Pain of circumcision is not a debatable question; it is a fact.21 However, a perusal of writings in the popular press (1982 and 1983) reveals confusion. Proctor and Gamble, one of the nations largest advertisers, promotes Pampers to parents by offering the Expectant Parents Information Kit (1982), which contains the following statement: "You may be surprised to learn that circumcision will not be painful to your baby because, at this early stage of development, the penis does not yet have functioning nerve endings."15
A contrary view was found in American Baby (May 1983), in which parents were told that "Newborns who undergo circumcision experience a great deal of stress and pain . . ." Parents were advised that it was now possible to employ local anesthetics to alleviate such pain.36
Mother's Manual (1982) argues against local anesthesia because ". . . it swells the area to the extent of making an unsatisfactory circumcision too likely."7 Genesis, published by the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics, carried an article in 1982 in which two writers who attended a Jewish ritual circumcision described the surgery as bloodless, painless and stressless. They suggested that non-Jewish parents explore the possibility of employing ritual circumcisors.11
Parents who read such an array of literature are bound to be bewildered.
VENEREAL DISEASE
Prior to the turn of the century, little was known about venereal disease, either causes or cures. Understandably, the false claim could be made with impunity that circumcision prevented sexually transmitted diseases.64 These claims persisted beyond the middle of the twentieth century: Urologist A. Ravich titled his 1973 book Preventing V.D. and Cancer by Circumcision.18
Within the past decade there has been virtually no statement that circumcision prevents syphilis or gonorrhea; the present day "whipping boy" is genital herpes. Even a cursory exploration of a link between circumcision and herpes reveals that such claims are without foundation; the presence or absence of the foreskin neither aids nor deters the transmission of herpes. A definitive statement regarding this claim was made in 1979 by Y.M. Felman, director of the New York City Bureau of Venereal Disease Control: ". . . I don't believe that circumcision is of any value in preventing genital herpes, as this disease is quite common in circumcised males and their female sex partners."16
Yet in 1981, Warner and Strashin wrote: "Herpes genitalis appears to be the only sexually transmitted disease associated with circumcision status."67 Strashin defended his statement the following year.68 If circumcision prevents herpes or deters its transmission, how can we explain the phenomenal rise in the incidence of this disease to epidemic proportions, particularly among the most sexually active males, ages 15 to 25, of whom perhaps 75 percent are circumcised? Nevertheless, the 1975 American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force reported: "Adequate studies to determine the relationship between circumcision and the incidence of venereal disease have not been performed." This statement is obvious outdated.
PENILE CANCER
Few diseases strike greater fear than cancer, and no site is more potentially alarming to males than the penis. It is not surprising, therefore that when newborn circumcision is presented as an absolute prophylaxis against penile carcinoma, it is a potent argument for circumcision. Wolbarst wrote in 1932: ". . . cancer of the penis does not occur in Jews circumcised in infancy. There is no case on record."73 Subsequent research indicate that there are such cases on record.4
The understatement of the incidence of penile cancer in Jews should be contrasted with the overstatement in regard to the uncircumcised people of India and China. In 1973, deKernion and colleagues wrote: ". . . the disease accounts for 12 percent of all malignancies among the Hindus of India."12 In 1977 Kaplan claimed, "In China, penile carcinoma accounts for 18 percent of all carcinomata."28 In a visit to the Peoples Republic of China (1976) and India (1982) the incidence of penile cancer was discussed with health officials. They stated that no nationwide health data was available; more specifically, no National Cancer Registries were maintained (much as they would like to do so). They remarked that no reputable scientist in their country would provide such data. Precise data on penile cancer are available from countries in which a National Cancer Registry is maintained. The United States does not maintain such a Registry, and so its data are imprecise. The data from Japan, Norway, and Sweden are compared with the United States' estimates (Table 5). The largest difference in incidence is between the United States and Sweden, three cases per million males; for death rates, the difference between the United States and Japan is one case per million males, small differences indeed. It is worthy of note that in countries in which a National Cancer Registry is maintained and precise incidence or death rates is known, routine circumcisions continues not to be practiced. There is no acceptance of the claimed epidemiologic relationship between circumcision and penile cancer.
Table 5. Penile Cancer: Comparison of Approximate Incidence and Death Rates per 100,000 Males for Selected Countries*
*Data from Cancer Deaths 1980 Ministry of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan for Japan. For other countries; Wallerstein, E.: Circumcision an American Health Fallacy. New York, Springer Publications. 1980.
Country Year Incidence Death Rate
America 1972 0.8/100,000 0.3
Japan 1980 N/A 0.2
Norway 1967 1.1 N/A
Sweden 1968 1 1 N/A
It could be argued that in Japan, Norway, Sweden, high standards of hygiene are maintained. The variable in penile cancer prophylaxis may be hygiene, not retention of foreskin. This is essentially the position taken by the 1975 American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force, which denied a relationship between circumcision and prostatic cancer and stated that "non-circumcision is not of primary etiological significance" in cervical cancer.2 In regard to penile cancer, they wrote: "There is evidence that carcinoma of the penis can be prevented by neonatal circumcision. There also is evidence that optimal hygiene confers as much or nearly as much protection" (emphasis added)2 In 1981, 6 years later, Grossman and Posner took a more forthright position. Writing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, they stated: "No one today seriously promotes circumcision as a prophylactic against cancer in any form. No significant correlation between cancer and circumcision has ever been proved."22
The claim that circumcision is related to penile cancer is based upon the "fact" that smegma is a carcinogen. Smegma in infancy consists solely of desquamated epithelial cells, and in adulthood additionally of the secretions of the Tyson's glands. Many attempts have been made to prove a simple cause and effect between smegma and cancer; all failed but one. In 1947 Plaut and Kohn-Speyer "demonstrated" that smegma was a carcinogen. Of the animals examined, 27 percent of those treated with smegma developed cancer whereas 15 percent of the animals treated with cerumen developed cancer.44 Is it now possible to claim that cerumen is also a carcinogen with only one half of the carcinogeneity of smegma? This study is deficient in conceptualization, methodology, execution, gathering of data, and analysis.44 Understandably, the study has largely been ignored; however, as recently as 1981 it was accepted in one medical journal article without question.23
Penile cancer scare techniques are still with us. In 1980, Kochen and McCurdy stated that ". . . uncircumcised men are uniquely at risk . . ." They "demonstrated" that the predicted lifetime risk among uncircumcised men was one in 600.31 They did not address why 599 out of 600 at risk" males will not contract penile cancer in their lifetime. More importantly, Kochen and McCurdy based their calculations on the 1968 Stern and Lachenbruch study of one cancer detection center in Los Angeles.59 Their 1968 data are obviously skewed in age, ethnicity, religion, social class, and so forth, and are admittedly non-random. Such inadequate local data should not be extrapolated to a national statistic.
The threat of penile cancer hangs over the discussion of circumcision like some mystical demon. It deserves to be exorcised, not circumcised.
PENILE HYGIENE
In several studies, mothers were asked why they agreed to their son's circumcision. The answer given most frequently was "hygiene."53 (In a 1981 United Nations study of female genital surgery in Africa, one reason given for such surgery was "hygiene."19 ) Why is male genital hygiene viewed with such alarm in the United States that prophylactic surgical intervention is necessary?
For over a century, and to this day, mothers have been warned that proper penile hygiene involves full retraction of the foreskin to clean the glans of smegma, and this procedure should start almost at day one. Such a task is virtually impossible, because in almost all infants the foreskin is attached firmly to the glans. Separation occurs normally within a few months or several years. Separation may be forced but this literally involves tearing the tissues apart, which is usually painful and may result in bleeding. No sane mother enjoys causing distress to her child. No wonder there is fear and reluctance about retraction of the foreskin. This has created a foreskin phobia. Forced retraction of the foreskin may lead to complications, and may well be the reason for so many postinfancy circumcisions (only in the United States).
The problem with this hygienic technique is that it is totally in error. Care of the foreskin is not exceedingly difficult; it is exceedingly simple: leave it alone. The foreskin in infancy should not be retracted. In 1977 Kaplan wrote, " . . . freeing 'adhesions is tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment and is unfounded physiologically or medically."28 Development of the foreskin and the inadvisability of forced retraction was noted by Gairdner (1949),17 Øster (1968),42 Reichelderfer and Fraga (1968),49 and others.
Many, if not most, American physicians are ignorant of proper care of the foreskin. This was demonstrated by Osborn and colleagues in 1981, who queried Utah pediatricians and found that 67 percent estimated that the foreskin should retract easily by one year.40 This is contrary to all findings of studies of the foreskin. Only 3 percent said the newborn foreskin should never be retracted. In interviewing a small sample of mothers of uncircumcised boys, Osborn and colleagues also found that retraction of the foreskin caused such anxiety that 40 percent of these mothers stated that they would have their next male infant circumcised.
The problem is not limited to Utah. In a study of physicians in the Chicago area, Patel and colleagues reported in 1982 that "only 49 percent of the physicians [in the total sample] were aware of the AAP's [American Academy of Pediatrics position."43 Among the pediatricians and obstetricians in the sample, 62 percent were aware of this position. The major reason given for recommending circumcision was "hygiene" (90 percent). In a 1982 study by Stein and colleagues conducted in San Diego, they noted, "Only 36 percent of the responding physicians were aware that the newborn's foreskin is characteristically not found retractable."58 When asked "if a nonretractable foreskin is an indication for circumcision," 47 percent of all respondents answered incorrectly. Such incorrect responses were mare likely to be given by those in family practice (50 percent), obstetrics (55 percent), and general practice (67 percent) than by those in pediatrics (13 percent). At the Spring 1983 meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Philadelphia, an exhibit on circumcision was conducted. The most frequently asked question related to proper care of the foreskin.
If physicians are ill-informed about care of the foreskin, how can parents be well informed? There are thousands of books, pamphlets, and articles available to parents relating to child care. Almost none devotes attention to proper care of the foreskin. Discharging a circumcised child without informing the parents of proper wound care constituted negligence. Discharging an uncircumcised child without informing the parents of proper care of the foreskin is equally negligent. Osborn and colleagues reported that the only written information they could find on the subject was this statement in a 1978 book: " . . .retract the foreskin gently and return the foreskin to its normal position to prevent constriction and swelling."8 To begin to correct this lack of information, in 1982 Wallerstein wrote a pamphlet entitled "When Your Baby Boy is Not Circumcised."66 Boyce also addressed the subject in an article entitled "Care of the Foreskin (1983).6 The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a pamphlet entitled "Care of the Uncircumised Penis" (1984).
The issue of hygiene is obfuscated by the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force Report in two ways. As noted earlier, the Report stated that to prevent penile cancer, "optimum hygiene was necessary. The reader, lay public or physician may ask: What constitutes "optimum hygiene? Can parents guarantee such optimum care? If not, isn't it better to play it safe and circumcise? The Report also cautions that retention of the foreskin requires "lifelong" hygiene. This statement is not incorrect; it is incomplete. All body parts require lifelong hygiene, body bathing, hair shampooing, oral hygiene, labial hygiene, and so forth. The discontinuance of any aspect of hygiene may well have deleterious effects. Why single out the foreskin?
The crux of the circumcision/hygiene rationale had its origin in the fear of the "effects" of masturbation; this may persist in attenuated form. Today, however, it is basically a lack of knowledge: the foreskin and glans in infancy are essentially fused, and should not be retracted forcibly, and smegma is not a carcinogen.
Another claimed hygienic benefit is that thousands of United States servicemen, particularly in the South Pacific required circumcision. Would it not be better to circumcise in infancy and thereby avoid the more troublesome operation in adulthood? However, Japanese soldiers were fighting in the identical environment, and the Japanese did not practice newborn circumcision. When Japanese health officials were visited by Wallerstein (1982), they stated that to the best of their knowledge, Japanese military surgeons did not find it necessary to circumcise after World War II. More to the point, in the event of thermonuclear war, the role of the foreskin will pale to insignificance.
Thus, much of the current circumcision misinformation, both lay and professional, is false and misleading. In 1971 and 1975, the American Academy of Pediatrics appeared to take definitive positions; actually they did not. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on the Fetus and Newborn noted in 1971 that "there are no valid medical indications for circumcision in the neonatal period."2 in 1975, the American Academy of Pediatrics Ad Hoc Task Force on Circumcision reported that there was no basis for changing this statement and concluded, "There is no absolute medical indication for routine circumcision of the newborn."2
However, as previously noted, the use of the words "optimum" and "lifelong" with regard to to penile hygiene and the stated uncertainty of a possible link between circumcision and venereal disease represented equivocation. An additional equivocation is found in the 1975 Report: "A diagnosis of phimosis cannot be made with assurance in the newborn period because the cleavage plane between the glans and the deep preputial layer of the penis is not developed at birth. There is a real need for research which will improve diagnostic accuracy in this area."2
In 1983, this statement was challenged by Thompson, who chaired the ad hoc Committee. He wrote: "One major reason used to justify neonatal circumcision - correction or prevention of phimosis has been shown to be untenable by serial studies from birth to adulthood."62 Furthermore, overwhelming epidemiologic evidence from countries that never adopted circumcision or abandoned the practice obviates the need for further study.
Thompson also provided the setting for the equivocation and the absence of a more definitive position: "The ad hoc commmittee was sharply divided in its opinions, and the resulting statement was a compromise that stated that there was no absolute medical indication for routine circumcision of the newborn.' The words absolute and routine were meant to convey a different impression from the conclusion of the AAP Committee on the Fetus and Newborn, but this has no always been the interpretation of readers."62
If the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee was sharply divided and the report subject to misinterpretation, how can physicians and parents take an unequivocal position on circumcision? They cannot. And if the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics is equivocal, the position of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is even more so. When the American Academy of Pediatrics committees reported, the statements were published.56 The endorsements of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were not published in their journal.64 Moreover, in 1978 Grimes raised an unanswered question: " . . . the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., warns that 'physicians who assume responsibility for the health of male patients for operative or other care will not be regarded as specialists in obstetrics-gynecology . . .'"20 It is well known that obstetricians perform a large percentage of circumcisions.
The acceptance of circumcision was noted by Herrera is 1983, who reported on a nationwide survey of 400 pediatricians and obstetricians; 50 percent believed circumcision indicated in the newborn, 33 percent opposed, and 17 percent were undecided.26 As to advice to parents, there was acquiescence; 15 percent encouraged it, 19 percent discouraged it, and 66 percent remained neutral. "This is one reason why nearly every male neonate is circumcised," Herrera wrote.26
Ambivalence on the part of physicians about circumcision was illustrated in one study by a Canadian hospital in 1983 where there were two patients with a serious complication of circumcision, denuding of the penile shaft that required plastic surgery. A formal proposal to suspend neonatal circumcisions was made but rejected because of anticipated adverse community reaction. However, the circumcision rate in that hospital dropped from about 40 to 20 percent as a result of the mishaps.61
Judging from the record, American medical professionals are not truly opposed to circumcision; they perform about 1.25 million annually. Some continue to insist that there are health benefits. Some physicians place the responsibility on the parents. In 1983 Maisels and colleagues wrote, "If circumcision practices are ever to be changed, such changes will likely result from organized advocacy of lay groups . . . rather than from the efforts of the medical profession."34 However when physicians demonstrated that routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were unwise, the rate dropped. No amount of parental pressure would cause an ethical physician to perform such an operation if it were unnecessary.
Some charge venality, possibly true for some physicians, but not for all, and impossible to document. Some of the highest circumcision rates are to be found in military hospitals, where the doctors are salaried. Contrast this with the abandonment of routine tonsillectomy; some physicians had reduced revenues, but no one clamored for the reinstatement of the procedure to refill the coffers. Venality may not be dismissed entirely; in private practice, circumcision results in a fee, and there is loss of time convincing parents not to have their sons circumcised.
Then there is the Jewish question. Some non-Jewish physicians may be hesitant to question routine "health" circumcision in the mistaken belief that this stance may offend Jews. However, according to Jewish theologians, the Jewish ritual has nothing to do with health.64 Obversely, occasional private comments suggest that Jews are responsible for nonreligious circumcision. This is a canard.
The "enigma" lies in the United States medical profession's apparent inability to come to grips with the simple fact that there are no demonstrable health benefits of circumcision, and there are risks. (Space limitations preclude delineation.) It should also be noted that the foreskin is useful erogenous, and protective tissue. Smegma, both clitoral and penile, is beneficial, not detrimental. Meatitis is not uncommon in circumcised males; rare in the uncircumcised. Moreover, the penis is the only organ subjected to routine prophylactic surgery.
One explanation for holding to outmoded views was provided by a medical professor who told his students, "It takes less than five minutes to print an article in a medical journal and 50 years to erase it." In 1979 Colletti approximated this estimate. He noted that efforts to reverse current circumcision practice "will need at least a generation of widespread education, coaxing, and encouragement to succeed."10 Warner and Strashin are even more pessimistic, based upon an erroneous premise: "As for the likelihood of a successful hygiene education program we can only point to our own profession's impotence in combating smoking and obesity."68 This approach overlooks the fact that hundreds of millions of dollars are expended annually to promote smoking and food intake. No such effort on behalf of circumcision exists.
As scientific evidence mounted to dispute each of Remondino's exaggerated claims, physicians clutched at straws to retain at least one "health" benefit. Now that all such claims have been refuted, circumcision today has become cultural surgery, not very different from ear- and nose-piercing and tattooing. The extreme to which such cultural surgery is carried may be found in the 1983 warning given by the British Social Service Secretary to Harley Street surgeons who charged up to $1500 for a clitoridectomy performed on young girls from Africa, where such surgery is traditional.69 More serious examples were found in France in 1982.52
The medical profession was successful in eliminating routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. This is precisely what is needed for routine circumcision. It is necessary to overcome ignorance and the emotional superstructure surrounding the penis, not very different from ancient (and present phallic worship. It is necessary to accept scientific facts; it is necessary to discard myths about circumcision: the foreskin causes premature ejaculation, it keeps the penis from growing, some disaster will befall the uncircumcised child, the uncovered glans is more esthetically pleasing (that is the foreskin is ugly). The special myth that the boy's penis must be identical to his father's ignores the historic truth that no objection was raised, and no problem arose when circumcising millions of boys whose fathers were uncircumcised.
To resolve the problem, the positions of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists should become definitive statements that circumcision is unnecessary surgery, not to be undertaken except in rare medical circumstances. Endorsements of this position should be obtained from all relevant medical groups. This information should be disseminated to the entire medical profession, to all hospitals, nurses and nursing associations, childbirth educators, and most certainly to parents via the popular press. Meetings professional and lay persons should be called on local, state and national levels to discuss circumcision. With such an approach, routine newborn nonreligious circumcision will soon pass from the scene to join blood-letting and cupping in medical history.
As Prucha observed in 1980, "The history of these few millimeters of skin is utterly fascinating."47
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2020.11.22 16:03 CovidMdBot 11/22/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,168 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 182,139 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/22/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 49,894 37,093 +34.5%
Number of Positive Tests 2,474 2,616 -5.4%
Percent Positive Tests 4.96% 7.13% -30.4%
Percent Positive Less Retests 11.35% 14.80% -23.3%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,168 2,269 -4.4% 182,139
Number of confirmed deaths 18 17 +7.7% 4,279
Number of probable deaths 1 1 +40.0% 155
Number of persons tested negative 16,932 13,177 +28.5% 2,043,250
Ever hospitalized 202 139 +44.9% 19,636
Released from isolation 8 19 -58.8% 8,506
Total testing volume 49,895 37,096 +34.5% 4,140,727
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,237 +8 +44 -81.8%
Acute care 969 +18 +35 -49.2%
Intensive care 268 -10 +9 -216.7%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,421 139 154.6 (↑) 52 4 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,471 177 34.5 (↓) 282 0 12 0
Baltimore City 22,699 233 47.2 (↓) 520 2 20 0
Baltimore County 26,967 384 45.5 (↑) 679 0 24 0
Calvert 1,468 12 14.6 (↓) 30 0 1 0
Caroline 869 9 20.9 (↑) 9 0 0 0
Carroll 3,020 42 22.9 (↑) 131 0 3 0
Cecil 1,857 37 28.6 (↑) 37 0 1 0
Charles 4,025 35 24.8 (↓) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 961 11 20.1 (↑) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,139 103 28.5 (↑) 137 0 9 0
Garrett 496 26 86.3 (↓) 3 0 0 0
Harford 5,461 117 43.7 (↑) 85 1 5 0
Howard 7,398 58 27.7 (↓) 128 0 6 0
Kent 404 5 20.6 (↑) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 31,176 294 29.1 (↑) 889 2 42 0
Prince George's 38,699 271 37.7 (↑) 882 0 25 1
Queen Anne's 1,010 9 26.2 (↑) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 742 15 102.0 (↓) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,935 46 22.4 (↑) 61 0 0 0
Talbot 749 7 14.6 (↓) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,601 92 47.0 (↑) 59 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,148 36 35.1 (↑) 55 0 0 0
Worcester 1,423 10 17.0 (↓) 34 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 24 8 1 0
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,429 109 0 0 0 0
10-19 16,176 219 3 0 0 0
20-29 34,704 404 26 0 1 0
30-39 32,691 360 53 0 6 0
40-49 28,709 311 139 0 3 0
50-59 26,824 342 349 2 17 0
60-69 17,793 203 685 2 14 0
70-79 10,249 135 1,067 4 31 1
80+ 7,564 85 1,955 10 83 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 95,843 1,196 2,091 7 78 0
Male 86,296 972 2,188 11 77 1
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 54,785 666 1,702 5 58 0
White (NH) 53,248 1,166 1,869 7 77 1
Hispanic 35,805 291 476 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,546 66 157 0 6 0
Other (NH) 8,353 100 48 0 0 0
Data not available 26,402 -121 27 6 1 0
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2020.11.21 16:35 CovidMdBot 11/21/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,885 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 179,971 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/21/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 51,495 35,107 +46.7%
Number of Positive Tests 3,303 2,503 +32.0%
Percent Positive Tests 6.41% 7.17% -10.6%
Percent Positive Less Retests 13.83% 15.21% -9.1%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,885 2,188 +31.8% 179,971
Number of confirmed deaths 16 17 -7.4% 4,261
Number of probable deaths 1 1 +75.0% 154
Number of persons tested negative 17,973 12,259 +46.6% 2,026,318
Ever hospitalized 152 143 +6.3% 19,434
Released from isolation 24 19 +28.2% 8,498
Total testing volume 51,510 35,113 +46.7% 4,090,832
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,229 +22 +42 -47.4%
Acute care 951 +5 +34 -85.4%
Intensive care 278 +17 +8 +124.5%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,282 167 144.6 (↑) 48 2 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,294 191 34.6 (↓) 282 3 12 0
Baltimore City 22,466 456 48.0 (↑) 518 5 20 0
Baltimore County 26,583 495 43.6 (↑) 679 2 24 0
Calvert 1,456 17 15.1 (↑) 30 0 1 0
Caroline 860 16 19.9 (↑) 9 0 0 0
Carroll 2,978 48 21.4 (↓) 131 0 3 0
Cecil 1,820 25 27.4 (↓) 37 1 1 0
Charles 3,990 52 25.8 (↓) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 950 18 17.7 (↑) 15 0 0 0
Frederick 6,036 93 26.8 (↑) 137 2 9 0
Garrett 470 23 88.6 (↓) 3 0 0 0
Harford 5,344 160 42.0 (↑) 84 0 5 0
Howard 7,340 139 27.8 (↑) 128 0 6 0
Kent 399 8 18.7 (↑) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 30,882 302 28.6 (↓) 887 6 42 1
Prince George's 38,428 375 36.8 (↓) 882 4 24 0
Queen Anne's 1,001 11 25.4 (↓) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 727 91 98.4 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,889 38 20.5 (↑) 61 1 0 0
Talbot 742 9 16.1 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,509 100 46.3 (↑) 58 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,112 41 35.0 (↓) 55 0 0 0
Worcester 1,413 10 18.5 (↓) 34 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 16 -11 1 0
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,320 136 0 0 0 0
10-19 15,957 239 3 0 0 0
20-29 34,300 538 26 0 1 0
30-39 32,331 524 53 0 6 0
40-49 28,398 407 139 1 3 0
50-59 26,482 442 347 0 17 0
60-69 17,590 304 683 1 14 0
70-79 10,114 168 1,063 5 30 0
80+ 7,479 127 1,945 9 83 1
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 0
Female 94,647 1,469 2,084 10 78 1
Male 85,324 1,416 2,177 6 76 0
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 54,119 752 1,697 5 58 0
White (NH) 52,082 1,006 1,862 17 76 1
Hispanic 35,514 241 476 3 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,480 41 157 1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,253 69 48 1 0 0
Data not available 26,523 776 21 -11 1 0
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/21/2020)
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MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/21/2020)
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2020.11.21 12:03 remote-enthusiast I've collected 93 remote jobs from last couple of days

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2020.11.20 18:39 Garad- Should I obtain a IT Minor?

There's a TLDR at the bottom.
I currently attend George Mason University (GMU) and I am enrolled in their B.S. in Biology and hope to have my concentration in Bioinformatics. I hope to use the skills I obtain to become an Bioinformatics Analyst and hopefully later a Bioinformatics Software DevelopeEngineer. Many of you have pointed out that the skills gained through education and on the job experience can be transferred over to other career opportunities such as other data science and programming roles.
However, while my university added this program in 2017/18 and states that: "Our Bioinformatics Concentration fulfills this industry need by providing a well-integrated and cohesive multi-disciplinary curriculum that will prepare students for a wide variety of professional options", I am questioning if its comprehensive enough. After comparing it with another other local program such as University of Maryland, Baltimore County's (UMBC) B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology it lacks dedicated core Computer Science classes such as an Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, etc. Instead, these classes are replaced by Computational & Data Science classes that are very useful, but more so for a Bioinformatics Analyst role.
However, GMU's Bioinformatics concentration is actually very similar to Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) concentration in Biological/Genomic Sciences for their Bachelors in Bioinformatics. This is reasonable since GMU's concentration is in the Biology program and not a dedicated Bioinformatics program. But it is odd that the Bioinformatics Minor at George Mason requires CS112-Introduction to Computer Programming, but the Concentration does not. I should also note that GMU has another Bioinformatics Concentration in their Applied Computer Science program Interestingly enough, this program includes more Bioinformatics then the Biology program. I'm already to far in the Biology program for me to graduate on time if I were to switch.
Given my circumstances would you guys suggest obtaining GMU's IT Minor? I specify IT because (1) I've been told the Professor in CS aren't the nicest and (2) the minor is very similar to GMU's Computer Science Minor
TLDR: My Bioinformatics concentration in Biology doesn't require any standalone programming classes which I believe leaves me at a disadvantage academically. Would you guys suggest an IT minor to supplement my education?
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2020.11.20 16:04 CovidMdBot 11/20/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,353 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 177,086 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/20/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 41,243 33,783 +22.1%
Number of Positive Tests 2,709 2,422 +11.8%
Percent Positive Tests 6.57% 7.19% -8.6%
Percent Positive Less Retests 14.78% 15.27% -3.2%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,353 2,119 +11.0% 177,086
Number of confirmed deaths 25 15 +62.0% 4,245
Number of probable deaths 1 0 +133.3% 153
Number of persons tested negative 13,570 11,813 +14.9% 2,008,345
Ever hospitalized 148 142 +4.1% 19,282
Released from isolation 33 17 +95.8% 8,474
Total testing volume 41,252 33,794 +22.1% 4,039,322
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,207 +15 +47 -68.1%
Acute care 946 +14 +38 -63.4%
Intensive care 261 +1 +9 -88.5%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 2,115 125 135.8 (↓) 46 2 0 0
Anne Arundel 15,103 172 34.7 (↑) 279 3 12 0
Baltimore City 22,010 227 43.6 (↑) 513 0 20 1
Baltimore County 26,088 335 40.8 (↑) 677 1 24 0
Calvert 1,439 9 13.9 (↓) 30 0 1 0
Caroline 844 5 16.3 (↓) 9 0 0 0
Carroll 2,930 50 22.8 (↑) 131 1 3 0
Cecil 1,795 51 28.1 (↑) 36 0 1 0
Charles 3,938 58 26.0 (↑) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 932 3 13.4 (↓) 15 1 0 0
Frederick 5,943 84 24.9 (↑) 135 0 9 0
Garrett 447 39 93.6 (↑) 3 1 0 0
Harford 5,184 82 40.1 (↑) 84 0 5 1
Howard 7,201 95 24.9 (↑) 128 1 6 0
Kent 391 4 14.2 (↑) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 30,580 282 29.2 (↑) 881 3 41 0
Prince George's 38,053 472 37.0 (↑) 878 0 24 0
Queen Anne's 990 27 27.0 (↑) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 636 27 54.0 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,851 36 19.9 (↑) 60 0 0 0
Talbot 733 7 15.7 (↑) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,409 114 44.6 (↑) 57 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,071 38 36.0 (↑) 55 0 0 0
Worcester 1,403 11 21.1 (↑) 34 2 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 27 9 1 -1
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,184 102 0 0 0 0
10-19 15,718 234 3 0 0 0
20-29 33,762 437 26 0 1 0
30-39 31,807 421 53 0 6 0
40-49 27,991 358 138 0 3 0
50-59 26,040 371 347 1 17 1
60-69 17,286 225 682 1 14 0
70-79 9,946 118 1,058 7 30 0
80+ 7,352 87 1,936 16 82 1
Data not available 0 0 2 0 0 -1
Female 93,178 1,267 2,074 13 77 0
Male 83,908 1,086 2,171 12 76 1
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 53,367 662 1,692 2 58 1
White (NH) 51,076 872 1,845 16 75 1
Hispanic 35,273 290 473 1 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,439 48 156 0 6 0
Other (NH) 8,184 98 47 -1 0 0
Data not available 25,747 383 32 7 1 -1
MAP OF CASES:
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MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
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2020.11.20 00:58 Seriously_Facetious Do people really think closing schools will make the case numbers fall? Why?

A lot of armchair epidemiologists in this subreddit seem convinced that we need to close schools with a lot of begging the question ("how could it not be schools") so I just wanted to point out:
Believe me, I find it absurd that restaurants and bars have been open this entire time. I don't understand why people aren't being more careful. Access to testing is becoming an issue. But I would say two things:
TLDR: Am I an armchair expert? Yes! But here's a real one: the Head of Brown's Public Health Program said today that "the latest data have failed to provide compelling evidence that in-person schooling leads to meaningful increases in infections in communities."
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2020.11.19 21:12 JeffreyBoswell NFL Week 11 Predictions

Note: the quotes in this article are fictional.

Arizona @ Seattle (-3)

The Seahawks lost 23-16 to the Rams at SoFi Stadium, suffering their second consecutive defeat. Russell Wilson struggled, and has 7 turnovers in the last 2 games.
"Russell's trying to do too much," Pete Carroll said. "That's a function of our troubles running the ball. I sincerely believe we can run the ball better, especially if our opponents would tackle like Jamaal Adams.
"We gave up 37 points the last time we played the Cardinals. That can't happen again. This year, we've had a historically bad defense. And history keeps repeating itself."
The Cardinals beat the Bills, 32-30, winning on Kyler Murray's 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown heave to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 seconds left.
"Sometimes your prayers are answered," Kliff Kingsbury said. "But that's only if you pray. I don't believe in divine intervention, at least not here in Glendale. I firmly believe in the separation of church and State Farm Stadium."
Seahawks win, 30-24.

Philadelphia @ Cleveland (-3½)

The Eagles lost 27-17 to the Giants at MetLife Stadium and saw their lead in the NFC East shrink to just one game.
"Brett Favre was critical of Carson Wentz a few weeks ago," Doug Pederson said. "I really don't think it's Brett's place to do that. Much like his penis, he needs to keep his opinions to himself.
"I'm a big believer in using mathematical and statistical data to determine the most beneficial course of action. In short, I really appreciate analytics. In shorter than that, I'm into anal."
The Browns beat the Texans 10-7 as Cleveland rushed for 231 yards as a team.
"Nick Chubb made an unselfish play by running out of bounds instead of scoring," Kevin Stefanski said. "I instructed him to do that. If he scores there, we have a 10 point lead with 1:07 left. So, basically, I didn't trust my defense to maintain that lead.
"Carson Wentz is much like my own Baker Mayfield — neither has lived up to expectations. Baker may be the fourth-best quarterback in the AFC North, but at least he's led his team to a winning record. Wentz is not even the fourth-best quarterback in his division of four teams."
Browns win, 29-24.

Atlanta @ New Orleans (-5)

The Falcons emerge from their Week 10 bye riding a two-game winning streak.
"That two-game winning streak is double our previous longest winning streak," Matt Ryan said. "When we were 0-5, we could have packed our bags. Instead, we packed Dan Quinn's bags."
The Saints beat the 49ers 27-13 as Alvin Kamara scored 3 touchdowns. New Orleans improved to 7-2.
"Drew Brees suffered multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung in that game," Sean Payton said. "That's the bad news. The good news? There is none. Why? Because our quarterback will either be Jameis Winston and/or Taysom Hill. Either way, the Falcons are going to force them to throw, Jameis to the Falcons, and Taysom into the ground."
Saints win, 26-24.

Cincinnati @ Washington (-1½)

The Bengals fell 36-10 to the Steelers at Heinz Field. Cincinnati fell to 2-6-1 and are 0-17-1 in their last 18 road games.
"That's a terrible road record," Joe Burrow said. "We're not only the 'door mat,' but home teams also lay out the 'welcome mat' for us.
"But one of my goals when I came to Cincinnati was to 'change the culture,' as they say. In that respect, I hope I'm a good 'cultural fit.' I think I am. If I played in Houston, I'd also be a good cultural fit, because I'm a male.
"I'm just happy I'm not in the Southeastern Conference anymore. They should rename it the 'SECF,' for 'Southeastern Cluster F.'"
Washington's comeback from a 24-3 third quarter deficit came up short in a 30-27 loss to the Lions at Ford Field. Washington dropped to 2-7.
"We were hoping to have a better record at this point in the season," Ron Rivera said. "But we just have to keep grinding and improving. I mean, what else are we gonna do? Dispute the results of our season?
"Anyway, this is a good group of guys. They're young, they have their pride, and they just need to regroup and be ready for their next opportunity. So to them, I say, 'Proud boys, stand back and stand by.'"
Bengals win, 26-22.

Detroit @ Carolina (-1½)

The Lions beat the Redskins 30-27 at Ford Field. Matt Stafford passed 3 touchdowns, and Matt Prater nailed a 59-yard field goal on the last play of the game for the win.
"The success of this team is defined by the strong performances of those named 'Matt,'" Stafford said. "I guess two out of three ain't bad.
"X-rays on my thumb were negative, so I'll be ready to go against the Panthers. I have a reputation as one of the toughest quarterbacks in the NFL. Not necessarily because I play through multiple injuries, but because I've suffered through 12 seasons in Detroit."
The Buccaneers smashed the Panthers 46-23 in Charlotte. Tampa piled up 541 total yards as Carolina lost its fifth straight game.
"You don't want to hear the number 500 mentioned in Charlotte," Matt Rhule said, "unless you're talking about NASCAR. And while we're on the subject of NASCAR, when a tire deflates suddenly, it's called a 'blowout.'
"We certainly missed Christian McCaffrey. Christian's dealing with a number of injuries. Hopefully, he can get healthy. In the meantime, check out his clothing line called 'Flag and Anthem and Sling and Walking Boot.'"
Panthers win, 24-20.

Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville (+10)

The Steelers crushed the Bengals, 36-10, as Ben Roethlisberger passed for 4 touchdowns. Pittsburgh remained undefeated and sits atop the AFC North at 10-0.
"Ben didn't even practice all week before the game due to COVID isolation," Mike Tomlin said. "Not that he didn't use that time to prepare. As Ben said, "If you're gonna be locked in a room, you might as well make the best of it.' He also said that in 2010.
"Defensively, we made Joe Burrow look ordinary. And the goal in Jacksonville is to make Jake Luton look extraordinary."
The Jaguars hung tough at Lambeau Field in a 24-20 loss to the Packers. Jacksonville is 1-8 and 0-5 on the road.
"We put ourselves in position to win," Doug Marrone said. "Not the game, but the No. 1 pick in the 2021 Draft.
"If we suffer another loss, I may not be around to see the next one. I hear rumors that the front office is planning my departure. So, they're 'bye' curious."
Steelers win, 31-13.

Tennessee @ Baltimore (-6½)

The Titans saw a 17-13 halftime lead evaporate in an eventual 34-17 loss to the visiting Colts on Thursday night in Nashville.
"Our special teams let us down," Mike Vrabel said. "Our punter shanked one punt, and had another blocked for a touchdown. He was previously employed at FedEx. Soon, he can say he was previously employed by the Titans."
The Patriots upset the Ravens 23-17 in Foxboro. Baltimore surrendered 173 yards on the ground. Baltimore is 6-3, three games behind the Steelers in the AFC North.
"The Patriots ran it right at us," John Harbaugh said. "And we couldn't do much about it. I expect the Titans will do the same thing. So, when Lamar Jackson suggests that other defenses know our plays, it's not that they're cheating. It's the fact that we are that predictable."
Ravens win, 27-23.

New England @ Houston (+2½)

The Patriots beat the Ravens 23-17 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.
"I coach circles around John Harbaugh," Bill Belichick said. "I'm playing chess while Harbaugh is playing checkers. In fairness, John is simultaneously playing checkers while also trying to teach his younger brother Jim how to play.
"You have to hand it to Jim, though. Even though his Michigan team is 1-3, he's remaining confident, almost too confident. But you know what they say about Jim; he's always gonna be 'khaki.'"
The Texans offense sputtered in windy Cleveland in a 10-7 loss to the Browns.
"The wind got the best of our offense," Romeo Crenel said, "because it moved the ball more than we did."
Patriots win, 26-22.

Miami @ Denver (+3)

The Dolphins beat the Chargers 29-21 to post their fifth straight win. Tua Tagovailoa passed for 2 touchdowns, and Miami trails the Bills by just a half-game in the AFC East.
"I'm in my second year as head coach," Brian Flores said. "And already, we're a playoff contender. Sure, I learned much of what I know in New England. So, maybe I did ride into town on Bill Belichick's coattails. But here's the difference between me and Detroit's Matt Patricia: I got off."
The Raiders blasted the Broncos 37-12 at Allegiant Stadium as Denver fell to 3-6. Drew Lock threw 4 interceptions.
"Drew struggled identifying defenses," Vic Fangio said, "just as I've struggled identifying quarterbacks."
Dolphins win, 23-14.

NY Jets @ L.A. Chargers (-8½)

The Jets had a Week 10 bye and are 0-10.
"I thought we performed admirably in our Week 9 loss to the Patriots," Adam Gase said. "We're trying to win. And if you don't believe that, then you're just like Joe Namath. He absolutely refuses to guarantee a Jets win this year. Joe's probably right. Can you imagine seeing Trevor Lawrence and his gorgeous mane on the Jets sideline next year. Joe can, and he'd probably try to solicit a kiss from him."
The Chargers lost 29-21 to the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Justin Herbert struggled with Miami's pressure, and passed for only 187 yards.
"Every Sunday's not gonna be a 'Dan Fouts' day for Justin," Anthony Lynn said. "Some are gonna be 'Ryan Leaf' days, like last Sunday against the Dolphins. So, the moral of the story to Justin is: if you feel pressure, don't crack. And certainly don't do crack."
Chargers win, 26-21.

Green Bay @ Indianapolis (-2½)

The Colts beat the Titans 34-17 on Thursday to forge a tie in the AFC South. Phillip Rivers passed for 308 yards and a score, and Nyheim Hines found the end zone twice.
"Nyheim wasn't just good," Frank Reich said, "he was great. He may very well be our best running back. Now, I don't want to put him on a pedestal, I just want to put Jonathan Taylor on the bench."
The Packers beat the Jaguars 24-20, led by Aaron Rodgers, who passed for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns and added a rushing score.
"I look forward to going up against Rivers," Rodgers said. "I've got a lot of respect for him. The man has nine children! Count 'em, nine. And get this, Antonio Cromartie, they were all birthed by the same woman."
Colts win, 24-21.

Dallas @ Minnesota (-5)

The Cowboys had a week 10 bye and return to action with a 2-7 record.
"That puts us in a tie for last place in the NFC East," Mike McCarthy said. "But, and it's a big but, we're only 1½ games out of first. So, I like big buts."
The Vikings beat the Bears 19-13 at Soldier Field on Monday night. Kirk Cousins passed for 2 scores, both to Adam Thielen.
"Kirk picked up his first win as a starting quarterback on Monday Night Football," Mike Zimmer said. "He's now 1-9. If you're at all impressed by that, then you must think my 2-3 record in the playoffs is the shiznitz."
Dallas wins, 27-26.

Kansas City @ Las Vegas (+6½)

The Chiefs had a Week 10 bye and head to Las Vegas looking to avenge a Week 5 loss to the Raiders.
"We haven't forgotten," Patrick Mahomes said. "We heard about the Raiders bus taking a few victory laps around Arrowhead Stadium on their way out. Maybe they wanted to get a look at what a Super Bowl champion banner from the 21st century looks like.
"Anyway, victory laps aside, we're gonna 'run circles around' the Raiders on Sunday night."
The Raiders hammered the Broncos, 37-12, powered by a rushing attack that accumulated 203 yards and 4 touchdowns.
"We knew the Broncos defense had a weak spot in the middle," Jon Gruden said. "And there was no disguising it. And take it from us, when there's a situation that can't be 'masked,' we'll find it."
Chiefs win, 34-21.

L.A. Rams @ Tampa Bay (-3)

The Buccaneers beat the Panthers 46-23 in Charlotte. Tom Brady passed for 3 scores and Ronald Jones rushed for 192 yards and a score.
"Ronald had a 98-yard TD run," Bruce Arians said. "That's a franchise record for longest touchdown from scrimmage. There's only two things that could ever overshadow that: 1) a 99-yard touchdown run from scrimmage, or 2) news that Antonio Brown was accused of destroying a security camera and throwing a bicycle at a security guard.
"Our flight to Charlotte was delayed over 7 hours. No, Aldon Smith was neither in the Tampa or Charlotte airport."
The Rams beat the Seahawks 23-16 to move into a three-way tie in the NFC West. The Rams defense harassed Russell Wilson, while the offense controlled the tempo on the ground.
"I knew we had to run the ball," Sean McVay said. "And it was my job to scheme the game plan. So, I asked myself to do the same thing I asked of my running backs: take the ball out of Jared Goff's hands."
Buccaneers win, 25-20.
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2020.11.19 16:04 CovidMdBot 11/19/2020 In the last 24 hours there have been 2,910 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland. There has now been a total of 174,733 confirmed cases.

SUMMARY (11/19/2020)
YESTERDAY'S TESTING STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg
Number of Tests 43,969 32,025 +37.3%
Number of Positive Tests 3,478 2,168 +60.4%
Percent Positive Tests 7.91% 6.83% +15.9%
Percent Positive Less Retests 14.43% 15.10% -4.4%
State Reported 7-day Rolling Positive Testing Percent: 7%
Testing metrics are distinct from case metrics as an individual may be tested multiple times.
Percent Positive Less Retests is calculated as New Confirmed Cases / (New Confirmed Cases + Number of persons tested negative).
SUMMARY STATISTICS IN MARYLAND
Metric 24 HR Total Prev 7 Day Avg Today vs 7 Day Avg Total to Date
Number of confirmed cases 2,910 1,914 +52.0% 174,733
Number of confirmed deaths 19 14 +31.7% 4,220
Number of probable deaths 2 0 +1300.0% 152
Number of persons tested negative 17,263 10,728 +60.9% 1,994,775
Ever hospitalized 175 135 +29.4% 19,134
Released from isolation 20 15 +29.6% 8,441
Total testing volume 43,963 32,027 +37.3% 3,998,070
CURRENT HOSPITALIZATION USAGE
Metric Total 24 HR Delta Prev 7 Day Avg Delta Delta vs 7 Day Avg
Currently hospitalized 1,192 +48 +48 -0.9%
Acute care 932 +58 +37 +55.0%
Intensive care 260 -10 +11 -190.9%
The Currently hospitalized metric appears to be the sum of the Acute care and Intensive care metrics.
Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown
CASES BY COUNTY
County Total Cases Change Cases/100,000 (7 Day Avg) Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
Allegany 1,990 101 136.0 (↑) 44 5 0 0
Anne Arundel 14,931 271 34.3 (↑) 276 0 12 0
Baltimore City 21,783 374 42.8 (↑) 513 0 19 0
Baltimore County 25,753 500 40.0 (↑) 676 2 24 0
Calvert 1,430 28 16.6 (↑) 30 0 1 0
Caroline 839 14 18.8 (↑) 9 0 0 0
Carroll 2,880 35 20.8 (↓) 130 1 3 0
Cecil 1,744 50 23.9 (↑) 36 0 1 0
Charles 3,880 49 23.2 (↑) 102 0 2 0
Dorchester 929 10 16.9 (↑) 14 0 0 0
Frederick 5,859 81 24.1 (↑) 135 1 9 1
Garrett 408 42 89.1 (↑) 2 1 0 0
Harford 5,102 143 39.9 (↑) 84 0 4 0
Howard 7,106 101 24.0 (↑) 127 1 6 0
Kent 387 10 13.5 (↓) 24 0 2 0
Montgomery 30,298 465 28.6 (↑) 878 3 41 0
Prince George's 37,581 397 34.8 (↑) 878 3 24 0
Queen Anne's 963 17 23.9 (↑) 26 0 1 0
Somerset 609 25 46.4 (↑) 8 0 0 0
St. Mary's 1,815 29 18.0 (↑) 60 0 0 0
Talbot 726 3 14.6 (↓) 7 0 0 0
Washington 3,295 108 42.5 (↑) 56 1 0 0
Wicomico 3,033 41 34.2 (↑) 55 0 0 0
Worcester 1,392 16 20.6 (↑) 32 0 1 0
Data not available 0 0 0.0 (→) 18 1 2 1
CASES BY AGE & GENDER:
Demographic Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
0-9 7,082 138 0 0 0 0
10-19 15,484 263 3 0 0 0
20-29 33,325 539 26 0 1 0
30-39 31,386 527 53 0 6 0
40-49 27,633 487 138 1 3 0
50-59 25,669 440 346 0 16 0
60-69 17,061 279 681 2 14 0
70-79 9,828 152 1,051 4 30 1
80+ 7,265 85 1,920 12 81 0
Data not available 0 0 2 0 1 1
Female 91,911 1,535 2,061 7 77 1
Male 82,822 1,375 2,159 12 75 1
Sex Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASES BY RACE:
Race Total Cases Change Confirmed Deaths Change Probable Deaths Change
African-American (NH) 52,705 746 1,690 3 57 1
White (NH) 50,204 1,095 1,829 15 74 0
Hispanic 34,983 361 472 0 13 0
Asian (NH) 3,391 58 156 1 6 0
Other (NH) 8,086 122 48 0 0 0
Data not available 25,364 528 25 0 2 1
MAP OF CASES:
MAP (11/19/2020)
MAP OF 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 :
MAP 7 DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 (11/19/2020)
TOTAL MD CASES:
TOTAL MD CASES (11/19/2020)
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