Believe It Or Not May 1, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 152 million at 152,788,755 cases (151,916,113 yesterday), 19,513,840 of which are active, 133,274,915 closed with 130,069,129 recoveries (97.59% and 97.59% yesterday ,and 3,205,786 deaths (2.41% and 2.41 % 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 33,148,008 (33,091,920 yesterday) with 6,777,377 active cases of which 9,553 (9,643) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now still at .14% of active cases and now trending down on decreasing the number of serious or critical cases to once again increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 19,718), 26,368,081 closed, with 590,704 deaths (2.24% and 2.24% yesterday) and with 25,777,927 recoveries (97.76% and 97.76% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .17% lower than the world rate after the world’s spike in improvement and now .09% 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 1776 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge surge in deaths (2874), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2382), Belgium (2083), Italy (2004), Brazil (1901) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and the UK (1870) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), Peru (1843), and Poland (1796) and slightly better than Spain (1672), Portugal (1669), Mexico (1668), France (1601), Argentina (1407), Sweden (1384) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Chile (1374), Switzerland (1221) and Bolivia (1099).
Tests: We have now conducted 447,714,691 tests (now at 1,346,038/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,166,808/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 2,292,415/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 is 12th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1668/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: 16,793 Deaths/M415
Honduras: Activecases: 128,429 Deaths/M526
El Salvador: Active cases: 2,198 Deaths/M 326
US Vaccinations: As of 5/1/2021
243.5 million at 2.55 million per day in the last week sounds impressive but if
the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 3 months to have
75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop
herd immunity. In California 30,820,435 total doses have been given (77.8% of
doses received slightly less 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 28th to 29th out of the 50 states in terms of the
percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the
states and at 31.1% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S.
average of 31.2% has fallen slightly from
29th tied with Illinois to 30th . 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: The venom from the left against Tim Scott keeps coming unabated from the likes of Tiffany Cross ( a misnamed diamond but more like a cheap flawed costume jewel that one would never find in her name stake store); Caitlyn Jenner who won the Olympic Gold in the Decathlon pointed out to the idiots in the Biden Administration that allowing transgender biologically born males to compete against women is the end of women’s sports (Jenner is going to add transgenders, gays and lesbians to the Blues’ list of fears of plantation voters going into revolt against pulling the Blue lever as she runs for governor in the Newsom recall election); Medina Spirit named after the 2nd holiest city in Islam won the 147th Kentucky Debry beating the favored Essential Quality who finished fourth; (the Woke left were clamoring for Churchill Downs to forego playing the traditional “My Old Kentucky Home” before the race and were in essence told to pound stable manure; the leftist professor at Cypress College who thank God has not hoodwinked enough educators to earn tenure was taped ridiculing a student who called cops “heroes” and is now on administrative leave and will not be returning in the fall to pursue her reeducation techniques in the fall; in a special election in Texas due to the death Republican Congressman Wright, his widow placed first, another Red placed second and a Blue who was touting that the district would be flipped placed 3rd so the 2 Reds will then face the voters to see who will go to Washington, D.C.
Where’s Waldo who has not held a news conference in 39 days after designated Immigration Czar and added another task to push Biden’s Infrastructure Plan though the Senate has picked up another role—Chair of the National Space Council (this neophyte is a jackette of all trades and a master of none waiting in the weeds to the 25th spring); SpaceX has departed from the ISIS with 4 astronauts and will land in the darkness for the first time that has occurred since 1968; Seattle’s April Showers give way not to May showers but May 1 protests with 14 arrests; the Student Body Governing Board of he Golden Gophers may not want to defund the University’s police but they are clearly anti-cop and a board member is calling upon them to make cops’ lives hell by calling in false calls for help because the chief won’t resign because he is not protecting black students; FOIA obtained documents show the heavy hand of the AFT in lobbying the CDC and the White House over the issue of opening the schools (our students have been damaged and held hostage by this super funding group for the DNC that couldn’t care less for public school students.
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that through April 30, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1048 persons shot of whom 187 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Call Me” by Blondie, that you enjoy avoiding the rejectamenta of the MSM and a quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower on the rule of law, 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. May Day—an ancient festival to celebrate the beginning of summer but co-opted by Socialists to celebrate the riot in Haymarket Square and celebrated to promote the international labor movement.
2. Law Day—proclaimed President Eisenhower on February 5, 1958 and then first celebrated on May 1, 1958 and codified into public law on April 7, 1961 to promote one of the traits that is supposed to distinguish this nation, the adherence to the Rule of Law. 3. 1980 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1980 was “Call Me” by Blondie on a run of 6 weeks in that position to join 16 other songs reaching number 1 of which 6 other acts, one of whom was John Lennon as the 4th artist to have achieved number 1 status posthumously, had their first number 1 song. Here is a recording by Blondie of “Call Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVS0eI85I
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “rejectamenta” which means refuse or excrement which describes to a tee the nature of most of the broadcasts from CNN.
5. A Bad Way to Diet—celebrating the birth on this day in 1939 of noted model Wilhelmina Cooper who in her career appeared on the cover of 255 fashion magazines including Vogue where she appeared for a record number of times, but sadly at the start of her career started smoking to lose weight and never dropped the habit and died at age 40 on March 1, 1980.
On this day in
a. 1915 the RMS Lusitania left New York on her 202nd and last transatlantic crossing to be sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine which resulted in the deaths of 1198 crew and passengers, including 113 Americans and brought the U.S. far closer to entering WWI than before and two years earlier.
b. 1945 aware of the proclivity of the Red Army to kill and rape civilians and loot while in Germany advancing, some 1000 -2500 terrified German citizens committed suicide as the Red Army was beginning to enter the the town of Demmin, Pomerania.
c. 1961 in a trading places move, Fidel Castro abolished elections in Cuba and declared it to be a socialist nation.
d. 1971 AMTRAK assumed the operations of U.S. Passenger Rail Service and the flow of red ink started then continues today and with Biden’s infrastructure plan will continue into the distant and near future.
e. 1978 Naomi Uemura mushing by dog sled, became the first person to travel alone to arrive at the North Pole, after a journey that had lasted 57 days.
Reflections on the rule of law: “[T]he rule of law does more than ensure freedom from high-handed action by rulers. It ensures justice between man and man however humble the one and however powerful the other. A man with five dollars in the bank can call to account the corporation with five billion dollars in assets-and the two will be heard as equals before the law" Dwight D. Eisenhower, sadly the claim may lack since we have lawyers and lobbyists to insure, we don’t achieve the dream.
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