Monday, June 21, 2021

June 20, 2021 Ridley's Believe If Or Not Father's Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 20, 2021       

    CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 179 million at 178,127,503 cases (178,939,856 yesterday), 11,572,986 of which are active, 167,554,517 closed with 163,675,595 recoveries (97.68% and 97.68% yesterday, and 3,879,122 deaths (2.32% and 2.32% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,402,047 (34,401,712 yesterday) with 5,089,786 active cases of which 3,989 (4,253) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .078% of active cases and now a significant reduction to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 25,282, 29,311,926 closed, with 617,083 deaths (2.11% and 2.11% yesterday) and with 28,694,843 recoveries (97.89% and 97.89% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is
now .21% lower than the world’s death rate.

           Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slow climb to 1854 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5684) 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 9.39% 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  3.92% of its closed cases have died (3108), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2608),   Brazil (2340) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2159), (Italy (2108), Poland (1979) and the UK (1876) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and Argentina (1946), and slightly better than Mexico (1773), Spain (1724),  France (1693), Romania (1690),  Portugal (1678),  Chile (1629), Sweden (1431) that never closed its economy down like we did, Bolivia (1354) and Switzerland (1247). 
           Tests: We have now conducted 498,689,211 tests (now at 1,498,123/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,383,023/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 2,931,615/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 been passed by Argentina to move down to 11th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic  at 1772/M with a fatality rate of 10.500% 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):

                 Guatemala:  Active Cases:  18,307 Deaths/M 474
                 Honduras:    Active Cases: 153,750 Deaths/M 671
                 El Salvador:  Active cases:     3,308 Deaths/M 357

               US Vaccinations: As of 6/19/21 317.1 million doses finally after increasing slightly for several days to decrease from 1.36 million per day to 1.29 million which means if the rate does not increase it will take us still some 4 months to miss Biden’s goal of having 75% of the population vaccinated by the 4th of July which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 41,346,145 total doses have been given (85.1% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.7%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has finally  moved up from 24th  to 22nd of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 47.9% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 44.9% has not moved from 18th 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: If you were hoping for some sanctions top deter China from replicating its behavior on a new virus don’t hold your breath as all we got out of Biden at the G-7 is a threat that China faces isolation from the world community if it does not cooperate with WHO on the origins of the virus (if President Xi is shaking it is not from fear but laughter); the 2024 Presidential Race is a long way off but a straw vote at the Western Conservative Conference showed Ron DeSantis leading Trump as a favored candidate for the Red nomination with a 74% approval rate compared to Trump’s 71%; even though Justice Barret voted in the 7-2 majority that 18 states trying to repeal Obamacare lacked standing to sue, Sanders is still ranting against her that she wants to take away healthcare from millions of Americans; gay Mayor Dean Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale is being rightfully trashed for attacking the truck driver who drove into a Pride Day Parade as a terrorist attack against the LBGT community before it was revealed that the driver is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Choir; BLM which seems Marxist and seems to believe that only blacks shot by police matter is now facing a new counter organization Every Black Life Matters to promote the obvious that all black lives matter and to focus on issues other than police shootings  like school choice and charter schools to save black children from the failing public school system; Adam Schiff who pushed the false Russian collusion delusion 24/7 against Trump and was infiltrated by a Chinese female spy Fang Fang, is now finding hawk feathers to demand that the U.S. go on the cyber offensive to deter cyberhacking; Don Lemon is on another full time rant claiming whites cannot see blacks as fully human (if a human trait is that we have the ability to move beyond instinct and be objective which he lacks maybe as to him he has something); the looters arrested in NYC in 2020 protesting Floyd’s death should be on their knees thanking Trump as NYC D.A.’s are dropping charges and not prosecution to focus on investigating the Trump Organization; WAPO once again shows its leftist rag colors in promoting to Karen Attiah, a black, to opinion columnist despite her tweet that blacks were only calling white women Karens and not seeking revenge (such unmitigated divisive hate!); Glenn Loury, the first black tenured professor at Harvard University has blasted the idea of reparations for blacks being disastrous to America; on the NYC Mayoral Election front, refreshing to see the likes of Al Sharpton blast Maya Wiley for her lack of diversity efforts and others expose her hypocrisy of sending her kids to private school and living in a neighborhood with private security force while supporting “Defund the Police”  (she’s making a six figure salary as an activist soaking “white guilt” for all its worth); as Biden was slammed for his list of hacking targets to get sanctions, leave it to the political cartoonist to portray the danger of hacking of items that didn’t make the list and making Obama like redlines in the sand the crossing of which Putin probably cannot resist:                                                               

             Chicago Gun Violence: Hey is alive and well to collect data to show that   through June 19, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1772 persons shot of whom 303 have died.
            As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a recording musical link to “Wishing (Will Make It Easy)” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with vocals by Roy Eberle,  the fact that when you look rubedinous and a poem by Langston Hughes on the Detroit Race Riot on 1943, 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 pricing.  
            1.  Summer Solstice—started at 8:32 p.m. PDT today as the official beginning of summer and the beginning of the longest day in the year.
           2.  Father’s Day—celebrated on the third Sunday in June and created by Sonora Smart Dodd at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington in June 19, 1910 to honor her father William Smart, a Civil War Veteran who raised 6 children as a single parent.
              3. 1939 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1939 on this day    was “Wishing (Will Make It Easy)” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra on a run of 4 weeks in that position. Here is a recording by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with vocals by Roy Eberle:
           4.  Word of the Day—the word of the day is “rubedinous” which means ruddy or healthy red complexion.
           5.  Keeping It in the House--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942  of  Brian  Wilson, founder of the Beach Boys and the first pop artist to write, arrange, produce and perform his own material and best known for his creation of the “California Sound”. At 79 he still “Gets Around” and is performing.

               On this day in:
              a. 1943 the Detroit Race Riot broke out and when it had ended three days later after 6,000 troops had arrived to restore order, 34 had died, 25 of them blacks killed mostly by police and 433 had been injured, 75% of them black.
              b. 1963 following the successful end of the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world closer to a nuclear war than ever, the Soviet Union and the United States reached an agreement to install the red hotline between Moscow and Washington, D.C. to defuse future potential armed conflicts.
             c. 1975 to the terror of those who like to swim after the Sun when down in the ocean, the movie Jaws was released, starting the tradition of movie studios releasing the summer blockbusters.
             d. 1982 the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide opened in Tel Aviv despite Turkey’s attempt to prevent it since it included discussion of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey.
             e. 2003 the Wikimedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida by Jimmy Wales.
              Reflections on the Detroit Race of 1943 raised by a poet: ““Looky here, America / What you done done / Let things drift / Until the riots come […] You tell me that hitler / Is a mighty bad man / I guess he took lessons from the ku klux klan […] I ask you this question / Cause I want to know / How long I got to fight / BOTH HITLER — AND JIM CROW.”  Langston Hughes “Beaumont to Detroit 1943"
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