Believe It Or Not May 7, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 157 million at 157,445,828 cases (156,677,623 yesterday), 19,497,697 of which are active, 137,951,128 closed with 134,669,973 recoveries (97.62% and 97.62% yesterday ,and 3,281,155 deaths (2.38% and 2.38 % yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises (have no idea why the comparatively large improvement in deaths and recoveries yesterday).
CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 33 million at 33,411,491 (33,369,192 yesterday) with 6,669,153 active cases of which 9,162 (9,279) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now still at .14% of active cases and now another blip down to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 20,109), 26,742,338 closed, with 594,186 deaths (2.22% and 2.22% yesterday) and with 26,147,522 recoveries (97.78% and 97.78% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .16% lower than the world rate after the world’s spike in improvement and now .16% higher than Canada which has the socialized type of medicine Biden may well want to implement here but has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3, one of which J&J is now no longer on hold.
Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1788 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge surge in deaths (2947), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2446), Belgium (2101), Italy (2028), Brazil (1960) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us, Peru 1895, and the UK (1871) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Poland (1837) and slightly better than Spain (1685), Mexico (1677), Portugal (1670), France (1622), Romania new entry (1506), Argentina (1455), Sweden (1396) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Chile (1397), Switzerland (1229) and Bolivia (1114).
Tests: We have now conducted 455,844,688 tests (now at 1,370,371/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,195,995/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,392,987/M.
CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved up to 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1677/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported:
Guatemala: Activecases: 14,429 423Deaths/M
Honduras: Activecases: 131,510 548Deaths/M
El Salvador: Active cases: 2,331 329 Deaths/M
US Vaccinations: As of 5/7/2021
254.8 million stuck at 2.09 million per day in the last week sounds impressive
but if the rate does not increase it will take us now increased to some 4
months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary
to develop herd immunity. In California 32,367,810 total doses have been given
(77.7% of doses received slightly more than the U.S. average of 77.9%), but
even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully
end Newsom’s term, California has fallen from 25th to 30th
out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a
percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 33.6% of its population
fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 33.4% has moved up from 30th
to 28th tied with Kentucky among
the 50 states. A long way to go to get
herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the
percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which
means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor. Non CV News: For those of us tired of
listening to Psaki’s mistakes and covering up Biden the news today that she
would be leaving in less than a year is good news (her replacement will have
the same tough job of trying to hide the growing signs of dementia racking Biden);
the April jobs report came out and it was a huge disappointment with only
266,000 new jobs added (already Blues are jumping on the statistic to justify
the massive national debt busting “infrastructure” bill); Chauvin who has been
convicted and has filed for a new trial due to jury misconduct and influence
and his 3 fellow officers in the Floyd
case who are going to trial in August on lesser charges have been charged by
the feds for depriving Floyd of his civil rights under the color of law; the
more the past of expanding real estate tycoon and founder of the BLM is
scratched the more it looks like we are dealing with a committed Marxist who
praised the thoughts and deeds of Mao (next large corporation that is shamed
under the false rubric of “white guilt” that doles out dollars to BLM should
remember Marx’s warning that “we will hang the last capitalist with the rope he
Zuckerberg who was trying to spend millions to influence elections has just been hit with a new Florida law that bans private money for election administration; Where’s Waldo, who in her 44 days of being the immigration czar has refused to visit the border, is proposing millions of aid to be sent to the Northern Triangle to address the “root causes” of migration (ignoring the fact that illegals remit billions to their home countries and stopping the wall and reversing Trump’s border policies are the real “root causes” of this crisis); in a wakeup call to our one party state in California, California has lost population for the first time in its history as more people fed up with high taxes, regulations, crime and illegal immigration are leaving the state; in Florida a school teacher spanked a disruptive 1st grader with a paddle after the child’s illegal alien mother asked her to because the child had threatened to call police if she was spanked and the illegal alien filed a criminal complaint which fortunately the DA determined was not warranted and teacher will not be prosecuted; Big Tech has told supporters of free speech, the cornerstone of our democracy, to in essence pound silicon, leave it to the political cartoonist to put their censorship in comparison to the activities of the Soviet Union during the Cold War:
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com
is back to show that through May 6, 2021, gun violence involving mostly
persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well
with 1115 persons shot of whom 195 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer, that you are not a remuant person and a quote by David Gerrold on integrated circuits, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Mother’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 on the pricing.
1. Be Best Day—created by First Lady Melania Trump on this day in 2017 to promote the end of bullying and to encourage children to excel and avoid drugs despite the ridicule she received from the MSM.
2. Military Spouse Appreciation Day—proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan on April 17, 1984 to recognize the importance of military spouses to our military forces by proclaiming May 23 as the day to have spouses recognize their importance which day was changed to the Friday immediately preceding Mother’s Day.
3. 1986 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1986 was “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer on a run of 1 week in that position to join 30 other songs reaching number 1 and 19 other acts who achieved their first number 1 status. Here is a video recording by Robert Palmer of “Addicted to Love”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE Palmer was am English singer/songwriter who performed from 1964-2003 but sadly consumed 3 packs of cigarettes a day and died from a heart attack on September 26, 2003 at the age of 54.
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “remuant” which means restless or fidgety, a trait that unnerves most people.
5. True to His Nickname—celebrating the birth on this day in 1976 of Michael Murphy whose nickname was the “Protector” who was a Naval Lieutenant and Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan when his troop came under attack and needed help which caused him to leave cover to head up a mountain and expose himself to enemy fire to be able to contact air assets for help and in so doing was shot 14 times but still completed the call to save his men and then die on June 28, 2005 and be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor as the first member of the U.S. Navy to be so honored since the Vietnam War. On this day in
a. 1952 in what would prove to be a very smart move by a misnamed man, Gerald Dummer published the concept for the integrated circuit, which formed the foundation for all computers.
b. 1992 203 years after it had been proposed, Michigan ratified the 27th Amendment to the Constitution which was then added banning Congress from giving itself mid-term raises.
c. 1998 Mercedes Benz bought Chrysler Corporation for $40 billion in the largest merger of industrial companies.
d. 1999 Pope John Paul II visited Romania, the first Pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism of 1054.
e. 2004 freelance radio tower repairman Nicholas Berg after having been abducted by Islamic terrorists was beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, an act videotaped and shown on the internet. This scumbag was given a one way ticket to Paradise on June 7,2006 when an American F-16 dropped 2 500 lb. bombs on a safe house he was having a meeting with jihadists.
Reflections on integrated circuits:
“In the entire history of the human species, every tool we've
invented has been to expand muscle power. All except one. The integrated circuit,
the computer. That lets us use our brain power.”— David Gerrold, noted American science
fiction screenplay writer and author.
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