Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 9, 2020
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 475,016 new cases (a .94% increase compared to a .59% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 51 million to 51,018,752, 13,818,017 of which are active, 37,200,235 of which have been closed with 35,934,184 recoveries (96.59% compared to yesterday’s 96.60%) and 1,266,951 deaths (3.41% compared to yesterday’s 3.41%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
USA Cases: New cases of 90,346 with total cases over 10 million at 10,302,758 (a
.88% increase compared to yesterday’s .29% increase) with 3,574,759 active cases of
which 18,483 (.52% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with
slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23 (18,401 yesterday and
15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical
condition as trend has shifted and may be continuing to go up, and 6,727,999
closures, 243,820 of which have been deaths (3.62% compared to yesterday’s
3.64%) and 6,484,179 of which have been recoveries (96.38% compared
to yesterday’s 96.36%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are
finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending
CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per
million population measurement at 735 ranks behind Belgium (1125), Peru (1053), Spain (841), Brazil (762), Chile (761), Bolivia
(750), and Argentina (740) and only slightly worse than (Mexico (734),
Ecuador (723) UK (721), Italy (691), and Sweden (595) that never closed its
economy down like we did and we have now conducted 3,019,691 more tests to
bring total to 159,284,960 tests (now at
480,206/M compared to Russia at 446,771/M so Trump is telling truth that we
conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (other than
those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel,
Singapore and UAE) but for the U.K. which remains off the testing charts at 537,664/M).
Non CV Case News: Trump has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper and congratulated Pfizer for its news that in tests, its vaccine for CV is 90% effective (potential logistics problem is that the vaccine must be stored at -90 degrees before being administered); markets soared on the vaccine news and stocks like Amazon that thrive on the shutdowns tanked; the Nursing Home Mass Murderer Andrew Cuomo has sunk to new lows of partisan depravity claiming Pfizer vaccine is bad news and any distribution plans by Trump be fixed on delayed (such disgrace for a shameless governor who feels no shame); the CV hypocrisy virus of it’s okay to protest/riot but not go to church is coming home to roost in California as CV cases spike, tracking recent celebrations and protests; the myth of peaceful protests in Portland was again shattered as Antifa zealots vandalized of all places a campaign office for Biden; the Mostly Slanted Negative Biased Cack network MSNBC caught with its hand in the bias jar as it allowed contributor Jon Meacham who failed to disclose he was a speechwriter for Biden to appear as a contributor has been let go (finally a slim reed of objectivity); in a we are not alone moment NASA has claimed that there may be 300 million planets in our universe with water that could support life;.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 8, 2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,682 of whom 633 have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 347 behind Chicago at 286 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been way more deadly and way more numerous than shootings by police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Someone Like You” by Adele, the fact that your doctors and pharmacists are great in posology and a quote from Willy Brandt on the foreseen fall of the Berlin Wall, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. Please contact me for details.
Freedom Day—proclaimed first by President George W. Bush in
2001 to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wal which led to the collapse of the
Warsaw Pact, the reunification of West and East Germany and the collapse of the
2. National Microtia Awareness Day—created by the Ear Community Organization in 2016 to create awareness of a congenital disorder that results in misformed or absent ears and ear channels in a very small number of babies born each year.
3. 2011 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2011 on a run of 4 weeks was “Someone Like You” by Adele in her first first number 1 song to join 8 other acts that made the number 1 list for the first time and 13 other songs that made the top number 1 list. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0. This British singer and songwriter at age 32 has been incredibly successful both artistically and financially.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “posology” which is the science of quantity or dosage, which you hope your doctor or pharmacist excelled in when you go to fill a prescription.
5. Always Give a Hoot—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1935 of Bob Gibson, known as the Hoot, who was a dominating fastball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals for 16 years and finally lost his fastball to pancreatic cancer on October 2, 2020 at age 84.
On this day in:
a. 1987 the United States received rights to
Pearl Harbor on Oahu.
b. 1966 a member of the Catholic Worker Party Roger Allen LaPorte to protest the Vietnam War set himself on fire in front of the UN Building in New York City and died the next day from his injuries
c. 1970 as the opposition to the Vietnam War continued to grow, SCOTUS voted 6-3 not to hear a Massachusesetts’ case concerning a law with gave residents of the state the right not to serve in an undeclared war.
d. 1998 a federal judge in the largest civil case settlement in American history ordered 37 brokerage houses to pay $1.03 billion to settle a NASDAQ class action investors lawsuit action brought for price fixing.
e. 2004 Firefox 1.0 was released.
Reflections on opening the Wall on November 9, 1989: “I put it down on paper again in the summer of this year: Berlin will live, and the Wall will come down." Speech at Rathaus Schöneberg (Berlin City Hall) on November 10, 1989 [the day after the de facto abolition of intra-German border controls by the East German government] Willy Brandt, Mayor of West Berlin― Willy Brandt
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