Ridley’s Believe It Or Not August 26, 2021
CV World Cases:
The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis
with cases now over 215 million at 215,143,620 cases (214,670,628
yesterday); 18,211,057 of which are active, 196,932,563 closed with 192,449,805 recoveries (97.72% and
97.72% yesterday, and 4,482,758 deaths (2.28% and 2.28% yesterday) to continue
the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and
decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
CV USA Cases: Total
cases now over 39 million at 39,178,558 (39,145,788 yesterday) with 7,848,514
active cases of which 24,676 are serious or critical, (24,579 yesterday and
8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now on a serious upswing due to Delta virus to .314 % of
active cases and to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020
to 4,595, 31,330,044 closed, with 649,800 deaths (2.07% and 2.07% yesterday)
and with 30,680,244 recoveries (97.93% and 97.93% yesterday). Our death rate
percentage is no longer stuck at 2.08% since July 12, 2021 and now .21% lower
than the world’s death rate.
Standing: On a deaths
per million population measure on a steady but slow climb to
1950 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5912 the new number 1 which has had a quantum
leap in deaths previously unmatched which was a change in the classification to
give Peru the a new method of reporting to have a fatality rate of 9.26% of
total cases now; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in
deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly
to 3.77% of its closed cases have died (3120), aping Hungary in
terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2702), Brazil (2691)
which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and
Italy, Argentina (2430), Columbia newly
added to the list (2417), Belgium (2176), Italy (2136), Poland (1993), and Mexico (1958) and slightly
better than the UK which we just passed on the 18th (1935), Chile (1905), Romania (1806), Ecuador newly
added to list (1790), Spain (1793), Portugal (1739), France (1738),
Bolivia (1548), Sweden (1439) that never closed its economy down
like we did, and Switzerland (1256).
have now conducted 573,846,521 tests (1,722,069/M) just passed by France at 1,856,968
who is now 1st 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 3,890.297/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 been
passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK to move up to 10th on my list
of deaths from the pandemic tied with the U.S. at 1958/M with a
fatality rate of 8.92% of closed cases 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):
Cases: 51,158 Deaths/M 635
Cases: 217,996 Deaths/M 868
Salvador: Active cases: 11,448 Deaths/M 440
US Vaccinations: As of 8/26/2021
365.8 million doses, up from .860 million per day to .878 million per day (down to 4 months to go for
75% of population vaccinated) and in California 98,026 per day (95,556 yesterday) which means if the
rate does not increase it will take us still some 3 months to have 75% of the
population of California vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop
herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who may believe that 90% is
required). In California 47,513,170 total doses have been given (87.3%
of doses received to exceed the U.S.
average of 84.3%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this
fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has not moved from 13th
tied of the 50 states in terms of the
percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the
states and at 55.3% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S.
average of 51.9% has not moved from 16th
Place. 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: The
State Department with its warning yesterday of terrorist threat hit the nail on
the head as today a suicide bomber believed to be from ISIS-K who was able to
pass through Taliban checkpoints detonated a suicide vest to kill 12 Marines
and 1 soldier and wound 15 plus killing and wounding an unspecified number of
Afghans ( the death toll is three times the number KIA in 2020 and Biden will
addressed the nation today at 2:00 as some 1000 Americans are still awaiting
evacuation and took questions after revealing he was instructed to call on
certain reporters); Biden insisted that the mission of evacuation will
continued and announced the U.S. would “hunt those responsible for the bombing
down” raising the obvious questions of how when after the 31st we will
have no assets in country; if body
language could speak at Biden’s press conference we saw the picture of a man
acknowledging defeat: Pelosi in her typical fashion tweeted not about the bombing but Women’s
Equality Day as the House fled the Swamp for Labor Day Weekend (sadly in the
Woke cancer that is infecting our Armed Forces, the Sergeant Major of the Army,
Michael Grinston was extoling the virtues of diversity by having female
soldiers); Canada has suspended its
evacuation efforts after evacuating 3,700 with great regrets it cannot
continue; sadly do not be surprised if as a result of the attacks and the
likelihood of more that Biden will announce the end of evacuations of Americans
(the evacuation of Afghans has been already effectively stopped due to Taliban
checkpoints); as Niki Haley and other Reds demand Biden resign over the Kabul
attacks we now know why he picked this inept chuckler—best insurance policy
against impeachment as she would be even worse than Biden and with her
misguided brain still functioning would be more able to implement them; the
terrorist attack rattled the markets and after opening and advancing up in the
opening hours, tanked with the Dow down almost 200 points at the close; we have
been spared the idiocy of seeing vaccinated Newsom supporters wearing masks
stuck in their cares at a Newsome/Harris rally as it has been cancelled; in a
aping the cartels charging $5,000 to bring an illegal across our South border,
Erik Prince the former Navy Seal who founded Blackwater has offered to pick up
stranded Americans and drive them to the airport to flee in a chartered
aircraft for $6,500 a head (howls of outrage from Psaki over private enterprise
profiting on Biden’s failures; on the Woke front under the guise of diversity Verizon
is pushing CRT on employees forced to take the class and adding defunding the
police to curriculum (deprived black and brown communities of police protection
while proponents of CRT have access to private security is racism of the nth
degree; as Biden grovels to the Taliban leave it to political cartoonist to
graphically display how pathetic Biden has become:
Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through
August 25, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting
mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 2982 persons shot of
whom 517 have died.
As always, I
hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for
this day in history, a music video link to “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aguilera, that your efforts to
accomplish what you believe in are sempiternal and a quote by Betty Freidan on
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the signing of the proclamation by the Secretary of State on this day in 1920
that the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and the
creation by Presidential Proclamation signed by Richard Nixon on this day in
1972 establishing Women’s Right Day.
Toilet Paper Day—celebrating that essential item of
hygiene that the pandemic proved to be so valued that it was usually the first
item to disappear from the shelves and was invented by Joseph Gayetty to first
hit the market in sheet form in 1857. Some 30,000 trees are used daily to
produce toilet paper.
3. 1999 Number
1 Song USA—the
number 1 song in 1999 on this day was “Genie in a Bottle” by Christina Aquilera for
5 weeks in that position to join 14 other songs that achieved number 1 status and
10 other acts who achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot
100. Here is a music video of “Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFlLybox4To Christina, a 40 year old American singer and song writer,
has been dubbed the Voice of the
Generation with 75 million record sales to her credit.
4. Word of
word of the day is “sempiternal” which means of never-ending duration which
sadly describes what our war against terrorism seems to be.
5. Mission of Charity—celebrating
the birth on this day in 1910 of Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu better known for her
humanitarian work as Mother Teresa who founded the Missions for Charities, won
a Nobel Peace Prize and was canonized by the Catholic Church.
On this day in:
a. 1983 the final eruption of Mount Krakatoa began its final paroxysmal stage which ended on the 27th with over 70% of the island destroyed and collapsed into the sea.
b. 1970 on the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, NOW organized a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality with 50,000 protestors marching in NYC.
c. 1980 as part of an extortion scheme Harry Birges planted a bomb with 1000 pounds of explosives in the Harrah's Casino at Stateline, Nevada which blew up when the FBI tried to disarm it, destroying most of the casino but killing and injuring no one. Birges was caught, tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison where he died from liver cancer.
d. 2009 Kaycee Dugard who was kidnapped when she was 11 was found after 18 years ; her abductor Philip and Mary Garrido were arrested and ultimately plead guilty to kidnapping and rape and Philip was sentenced to 436 years to life and Mary 36 years to life which means both will be eligible for parole in 2034 when Philip assuming he is not killed while in prison will be 83 years old.
e. 2015 TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, employees of the CBS Affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia were shot and killed by a former disgruntled employee of the station who had been fired while conducting a live interview. The killer fled but was cornered later and took his own life with a shot to the head.
Reflections on the Women’s Strike for Equality: “The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. There is no other way.” Betty Friedan, who organized the Women’s Strike for Equality March in 1970.
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