Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 1, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic
across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year
with cases now over 171 million at 171,827,279 cases (171,455,438
yesterday), 14,040,253 of which are active, 157,787,026 closed with 154,213,295
recoveries (97.74% and 97.73% yesterday, and 3,573,731 deaths (2.26% and 2.27%
yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased
recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips,
CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,129,852 (34,113,046 yesterday) with 5,592,382 active cases of which 5,999 (6,129) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .11% 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 23,272), 28,537,470 closed, with 610,306 deaths (2.14% and 2.14% yesterday) and with 27,927,164 recoveries (97.86% and 97.86% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .12% lower than the world rate.
Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady but slowing climb to 1834 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase barely slowing down and improving slightly to 4.06% of its closed cases have died (3088), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2569), Brazil (2174) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2145), (Italy (2090), Peru (2077), Poland (1953) and the UK (1873) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and slightly better than Mexico (1718), Argentina (1714), Spain (1710), Portugal (1674), France (1677), Romania (1587), Chile (1523), Sweden (1419) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Switzerland (1243), and Bolivia (1229).
Tests: We have now conducted 480,550,820 tests (now at 1,444,069/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,306,540/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 2,698,273/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 10th on my list of deaths from the pandemic passing Spain at 1718/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 (regardless of number we need no more cases):
Guatemala: Activecases: 12,875 449Deaths/M
Honduras: Activecases: 146,985 632Deaths/M
El Salvador: Active cases: 2,647 346 Deaths/M
US Vaccinations: As of 6/1/21 296.4 million doses stuck at 1.23 million per day in the last week down from 1.32 million even though decreasing still sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now back to some 5 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 38,472,279 total doses have been given (81.2% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 80.9%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has moved down from 25th to 26th out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 43.3% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 40.9% has not moved from 23rd to 21st among the 50 states. A long way to go still 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: In a chilling reminder that paying ransomware like paying ransoms to release kidnap victims emboldens thieves, JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat processor confirmed that it has been the target of a ransomware cyberattack which sent cattle futures dropping (when will Biden come to realize that nothing in Russia happens without the knowledge of and acquiescence of Putin and what is he going to recommend to prevent this sort of threats to our security to continue?); Rashad Turner, who founded BLM in St. Paul, has come out in a video blasting BLM for not caring about black families and undermining attempts to improve blacks’ education in the public schools where the teachers unions are on an unholy crusade to destroy charter schools; Asian hate crimes seem to be soaring out of control, an account that is disturbing of an attack by a homeless man who was threatening Asians in San Francisco on a female Asian cop who was patrolling solo because of budget cuts but also refreshing as bystanders flocked to her assistance to attack the man until police officers arrived to arrest; in what seems to be a moment of what took you so long, after a 14 year study, Pope Francis has changed Canon Law, effective December 8, to criminalize sexual abuse by priests and laity that hold church offices of adults; the Vatican has also announced that priests cannot bless same sex marriages; in a reminder that drinking in moderation is always a sound policy, a Montana teenager broke into a ANB house occupied by sheriff’s deputies in town for a training session, passed out and woke up in handcuffs; Biden is making a speech on the anniversary of the end of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ended on this day in 1921, unveiling plans to end racial wealth inequality which will probably sound like disguised creeping reparations; the New York Times continues to shred and discard legitimacy as one of its writers Margaret Renkl scolded Americans for celebrating Memorial Day with social gatherings while in pre vaccine America last summer she urged people to attend BLM “protests” combating social injustice (videos of the burning and looting that followed such “protests” showed a lot of maskless shouting rioters with no social distancing.
In a chilling example of the 107% increase in threats against members of Congress, Red Congresswoman Nancy Grace’s home in Charleston, South Carolina was vandalized with Antifa graffiti over the Memorial Day Weekend; while many conservatives feel that they are being targeted by the left, leave it to the political cartoonist to capture the fear while showing both the venom in the Botox Queen’s face and the likely effects on appearance of too much Botox:
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that through May 31, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1449 persons shot of whom 250 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 “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas, the fact that you are not prone to speak in riddle-me-ree, and a quote from Henry Heimlich on saving a choking victim with his maneuver, 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 on the pricing.
2. World Milk Day—created by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in 2001 to recognize the importance of milk and other dairy products as a food source and income source throughout the globe.
3. 2009 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2009 on this day was “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas on a run of 12 weeks in that position to join 12 other songs reaching number 1 and 5 other acts that achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest. Here is a video recording by The Black Eyed Peas of “Boom Boom Pow”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m48GqaOz90 The Black Eyed Peas was founded in 1995 in Los Angeles as an alternative hip hop group that had little success until rebranding as a pop rap group with their third album Elephunt in 2003 and have gone on to sell some 80 million records and still performing today.
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “riddle-me-ree” which means nonsense language which describes too often what we hear from the MSM and sadly too often on both sides of the political aisle but more often than not from the lips of the Squad.
5. Paperback Writer--celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of noted author and screenwriter Michael McDowell, who Stephen King called “the finest writer of original paperbacks in America today.” This talented writer collected death memorabilia and had a collection of 76 boxes and sadly was diagnosed with AIDS in 1994 which prompted him to begin teaching screenplay at Boston University and Tufts until his death on December 27, 1999.
On this day in
a. 1890 the U.S. Census Bureau started using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to tally census returns.
b. 1974 the lifesaving procedure for choking victims the Heimlich maneuver was published in Emergency Medicine.
c. 1980 the leader in leftist bias Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting.
d. 2008 a fire that broke out in a back lot of Universal Studio destroyed the King Kong Encounter and as reported by the New York Times in 2019 over 100,000 master music tapes.
e. 2009 General Motors filed for Chapter XI Bankruptcy, the 4th largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Reflections on the Heimlich maneuver: “After three compressions this piece of meat just came out and Patty Ris started breathing, Patty Ris whole face changed, I felt sort of wonderful about it, having just saved that girl.” Henry Heimlich, the thoracic surgeon who gave us the Heimlich maneuver on his use of the maneuver for the first time at age 96 on May 23, 2016 on a fellow resident at his senior living facility, Patty Ris.
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