Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))

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Eve Alexander
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Not exactly...

Since the inaguration, the way they count the deaths has changed.

Previously, if someone had a cough and anything else that appeared to be covid, was tagged as covid...no covid test was required.

Now they have to have a positive covid test in order for it to be classified as covid.

Just that alone will cause a decrease...

Eve

Feb 19, 2021 09:14 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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The only thing that has ever mattered to me was what percentage of people were dying based on total cases.  It was always about 1% or less of the total cases.  


The thing I find interesting is that the most recent new cases in my mom's assisted living facility were asymptomatic.  The weakest among us had asymtomatic COVID.  This thing is going away on it's own.

Feb 19, 2021 09:48 AM
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I heard this morning on the biz news. Also heard that a Johns Hopkins Doctor said that the 1st shot appears to have 95% efficacy but they not sure for how long.  All good news. 

Feb 19, 2021 09:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I do not follow, read or believe much of what is written (reported) on the subject. 

Feb 19, 2021 12:21 PM
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Dario Ferreira
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For the doubters out there that don't believe covid-19 caused a bunch of deaths.

Year : deaths
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2017 : 2,813,503
2018 : 2,831,836
2019 : 2,854,838
2020 : 3,187,086 (up to Dec 26)

Were some deaths miscounted as covid? Sure, maybe, but we still have hundreds of thousands above normal - explain that.

Feb 19, 2021 10:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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These number have been so full of crap since day one that I don't trust a damn thing.  The CDC changed how cases were counted the day biden was sworn in.  During President Trump's term they were counting a death as covid if there was any trace of the virus in the body, regardless of if they committed suicide, died in a car crash or took a 12 gauge to the chest.  All actual cases of miscounted "covid" deaths.

 

If things had been accurately reported, we would have had a more fair election.

Feb 19, 2021 09:28 AM
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Carol Williams
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Apparently, it's not something the mainstream media wants us to know.

Feb 19, 2021 09:19 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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Don't believe it. It's impossible to calculate, and anyone can easily manipulate percentages.

Feb 19, 2021 09:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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This reminds me of Orwells 1984 book/movie where they announce chocolate rations have increased over last months allowance and people cheer that things are getting better. However, there is no chocolate but news of it. The cases of infection reporting up or down remain obscure and incomplete. To accept a report that all is well is like believing everything you see and hear on the Internet becasue it exists. Reader beware...

Feb 19, 2021 09:16 AM
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Greg Large
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That IS good news...now if we could only get to the second part of the article

Experts should level with the public about the good news.

Feb 19, 2021 09:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Raymond,

I am happy to report that we zero cases in our county reported, and we have more availabilty in ICU.   We subscribe to WSJ and I have not seen that bulletin.  A

PS.  Also the vaccine now does not need extreme refrigeration.  Amen

Feb 19, 2021 09:11 AM
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Roy Kelley
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It is not a good time to relax. Take care and be safe.

Feb 19, 2021 09:06 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Yes, and vaccinations are up. Still need to continue to be careful, wear masks, distance and wash hands.

Feb 19, 2021 09:06 AM
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Bob Crane
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That is the kind of headline that can trigger a resurgence.

Feb 19, 2021 05:09 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Good, it is down. 

Feb 19, 2021 12:26 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I didn't see it and although I did glance at the responses prior to answering, I am not surprised at the reactions.   People and statistics --- mix generously --- watch out as the results can often be explosive. 

Feb 19, 2021 10:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Remember all those SUPER Spreader events, maskless people jammed together spreading. And the holiday travels of everyone infecting grandma and grand pa. 
And more recently the Super Bowl in Tampa between Tampa Bay Bucanners and Kansas City. Alarms sounded SUPER SPREADER but the street parties raged on, maskless, packed together....and in none of these cases the promised spike...where did the spike go. In TAmpa, everyone stayed in TAMPA....where's the spike? Of course there are reports of family gatherings were they all got sick, but that is not a SPIKE.
Do you think the crazies simply passed on the chance to say "I Told You So."
There is something stinky here.
It is possible what Trump said, "It will suddenly just disappear" has some validity since the the presumption is MANY WERE INFECTED and got over it naturally and natural immunity prevails.
The vaccination rates and drop in infections DO NOT ADD UP.
We are all being 'managed.'
It going to be a long four years.

 

Feb 19, 2021 10:01 AM
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John Pusa
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Hello Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI yes, this is great news.

Feb 19, 2021 09:10 AM
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Ernie Steele
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Politics has absolutely nothing to do with it. Changing health habits, shutdowns, and common sense social distancing has been the key. I have 4 people is my "circle" that are dead from complications of COVID 19 and a good friend in the local VA hospital that they have to turn over several times a day to keep him alive. My daughter, a hairdresser, had it really bad. It's a virus that doesn't care what your beliefs are. It's not a hoax, they didn't change the way it's counted since the inauguration and at least the current administration had the foresight to order the vaccines. We've had both doses but still wear a mask when we go out. Get used to it, masks are going to be around for a long time thanks to the way this country originally responded to the pandemic. Enjoy your weekend and be smart about your health.

Feb 20, 2021 05:28 AM
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Leadership makes all the difference. Enough said.

Feb 19, 2021 06:15 PM
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Jerrill Ewing
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I think it has a lot of it has to do with the change in guidelines that happened on January 18th.  

Feb 19, 2021 02:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Hard to say who is providing the numbers and how they are being told to report. As more people have access to vaccine the numbers should continue to drop. You can't believe the press.

Feb 20, 2021 05:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I suspect it's all about how they manipulate numbers. Remember when people who died in traffic accidents were considered covid deaths if they were positive for the virus? 

Feb 20, 2021 04:53 AM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Raymond, Be careful with WSJ numbers based on CDC. 

How the CDC Illegally Inflated COVID-19 Death Statistics

https://jamesfetzer.org/2021/02/researchers-uncover-how-the-cdc-illegally-inflated-covid-19-death-statistics/

Feb 19, 2021 06:43 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes that is good news. Let’s hope the numbers just keep dropping and life can go back to as near normal as possible.

Feb 19, 2021 06:40 PM
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
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Hawaii is the 2nd safest state for Covid, explaines the hot real estate market. People are feed up lock downs, and riots.

Feb 19, 2021 03:54 PM
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Debbie Gartner
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I haven't read the article but have heard the stats are improving.  We still have a LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction. 

Feb 19, 2021 03:16 PM
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Doug Dawes
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Yes good news. And the W.H.O. also recommends the test cycles be lowered from 40 to 20 so there would be fewer false positives.

Feb 20, 2021 12:45 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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It's a hoax, planned and executed by Big Government.  

Feb 19, 2021 06:50 PM