Friday, November 13, 2020

November 12, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Pneumonia Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 12, 2020
       CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 605,650 new cases (a 1.16%  increase compared to a 1.57% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  51 million to 52,889,006, 14,707,492 of  which  are active, 38,181,584 of which have been closed with 36,886,021  recoveries (96.61% compared to  yesterday’s 96.60%) and 1,295,493 deaths (3.39% compared to yesterday’s 3.40%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages
and the trend of increased recovery percentages.
     CV USA Cases: New cases of 138,570 with total cases over 10 million at 10,633,715 (a 1.30% increase compared to yesterday’s 3.21%  increase) with 3,858,710 active cases of which 18,718 (.49% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (19,033 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 6,913,576 closures, 247,859 of which have been deaths (3.59% compared to yesterday’s 3.59%) and 6,665,717 of which have been recoveries (96.41% compared to yesterday’s 96.41%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 747 ranks behind Belgium (1185), Peru (1057),  Spain (865), Brazil (767), Chile (767), Argentina (761) and  Bolivia (752),  and only slightly worse than (Mexico (745), UK (740), Ecuador (730). Italy (721), newly added to the list France (658) and Sweden (605) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,537,228 more tests to bring total to 163,454,795 tests (now at 492,754/M compared to Russia at 461,417/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 with tests at 551,825/M).
Non CV Case News: On the litigation front, the Trump team has won a minor victor forcing ballots received after November 9 without proof of identification cannot be accepted; Stacy Abrams is hinting she is going to run for Governor of Georgia again (probably emboldened by close races for Senate and President in Georgia); Governor “Fredo” new lockdown orders are being slammed by bar owners, restaurateurs for being economic disasters for businesses (what credibility does this man have after he sent thousands of elderly to their deaths and still refuses to release statistics of the nursing home carnage); to the detriment of kids trapped in Blue run inner cities Biden appears to be a captive of the National Education Association and leaning to appoint as Secretary of Education those who oppose charter schools that seem to educate far better than most public schools; Chris Hayes not content with an apparent Biden victory has gone off the deep edge claiming the entire Republican Party is trying to spread the CV pandemic because they believe that families should have the right to celebrate Thanksgiving; Chinese cartels seem to be operating in Mexico, adding to the tidal wave of meth and fentanyl streaming across our southern border; CV pandemic  notwithstanding the Masters is being played at Augusta and Tiger Woods ended his first round play at a 4 under 68 looking for his second in a row Masters title; the silver lining in a Biden win for Los Angeles is that the city may rid itself of a pathetic mayor by Biden selecting him to fill a position in the Biden Administration.
Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of November 9,  2020,  the number of shootings increased to 3,700 of whom 636 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 346 behind Chicago at 290 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 “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, the fact that your beverages are potable and a quote from Private Dennis Bunning on the My Lai Massacre, 
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          1.  World Pneumonia Day—first observed in 2009 to promote awareness of this deadly disease that kills some 700,000 children a year and to encourage young and old to be vaccinated against this killer.
International Guinness World Records Day—first celebrated on November 9, 2005 then on the second Thursday in November in 2006 and 2007 and now on the second Thursday of the second full week in November to commemorate records for events, statistics and all manner of things people want to create records for.
          32014 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2014 on a run of 8 weeks was “All About That Bass” by Mehgan Trainor to join 8 other songs that made the top number 1 list and 5 others that made it for the first time. Here is a recording of the song by this 26 year old up and coming artist: .
         4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “potable” which means fit to drink which is always a great characteristic for a beverage one is to consume to possess.

        5. To Bridge the Gap—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1920 of Richard Quinne, noted childhood actor who aged into adult acting roles and directing but was bothered with health issues and so depressed shot himself to death on June 10, 1989 to die at 68.

       On this day in:

          a. 1936 the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened for operations.

          b. 1954 Ellis Island ceased operations.

          c. 1969 independent journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre by U.S. Army troops which the Army tried to cover up and 347-504 unarmed old men, women and children were killed.

        d. 1990 Tim Berniers-Lee published a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

        e. 1997 Yousef Ramzi was found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and is now serving a life without possibility of parole in ADX Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado where he will die rotting away.

.       Reflections on My Lai Massacre:” I would say that most people in our company didn’t consider the Vietnamese human… A guy would just grab one of the girls there and in one or two incidents they shot the girls when they got done.”Dennis M Bunning, American private

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