Ridley’s Believe It Or Not July
CV World Cases:
The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the
new year with cases now over 187 million at 187,533,975 cases ( 187,112,197
cases yesterday); 11,038,389 of which are active, 175,495,586 closed with
171,448,683 recoveries (97.69% and 97.69% yesterday, and 4,046,903 deaths
(2.31% and 2.31% 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 34,731,593 (34,713,748 yesterday) with 4,866,567 active cases of which 4,341 are serious or critical (3940 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now on a serious upswing due to Delta virus up to .089% of active cases and now a steady increase in the number of serious or critical cases to decrease the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 24,930, 29,865,026 closed, with 622,845 deaths (2.09% and 2.09% yesterday) and with 29,242, 181 recoveries (97.91% and 97.91% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is still .22% lower than the world’s death rate.
On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slow climb to 1870 the U.S. ranks behind
Peru (5809) 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 9.36% 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 3.89% of its
closed cases have died (3114), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths
Bulgaria 2631), Brazil (2489) which has been hit with a rapid
rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2165), Argentina (2159),
(Italy (2117), Poland (1988), and the UK (1882) which had passed us despite
leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and
slightly better than Mexico (1803), Romania (1791), Chile (1757), Spain (1732), France
(1702), Portugal (1688), Sweden (1437) that never closed its economy
down like we did, Bolivia (1453) and Switzerland (1250).
Tests: We have now conducted 511,798,512 tests (now at 1,536,991/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,467,901/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 3, 261,985/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 1803/M
with a fatality rate of 10.32% 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: 29,631 Deaths/M 531
Honduras: Active Cases: 172,209 Deaths/M 720
El Salvador: Active cases: 4,532 Deaths/M 374
US Vaccinations: As of 7/11/21 334.1 million
doses at .507 million per day down from .514 million per day which means if the
rate does not increase it will take us now an increase to some 9 months to have
75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop
herd immunity (other than Flip Flop Fauci who now believes that 90% is
required). In California 43,609,176 total
doses have been given (87.8% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 86.3%),
but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully
end Newsom’s term, California has finally instead of moving up has
dropped from 18th to 19th of the 50 states in terms
of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to
the states and at 51.1% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S.
average of 48.0% has moved down from 18th to tied with Delaware at 17th 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: Searchers
at the collapsed Champlain South Tower with 90 deaths confirmed and 43 believed
to still be missing have ended their search for survivors and are now searching
to recover bodies believed to be in the rubble; Virgin Galactic’s Unity with
Richard Branson one of the 6 aboard after being dropped from its carrier plane
rocketed into a brief suborbital flight into space to safely return to its
Spaceport in Las Cruces, New Mexico: https://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2021/07/a-historic-first-privately-financed.htmlprt
the 4th of July weekend in Chicago was record breaking with over 100
shootings and 18 dead but after promising all hands would be on deck prior to
the 4th, Mayor Lightweight’s chief of staff and deputy mayor for
public safety were out of the office on the 1st and 2nd (Lightfoot must be absolutely oblivious to
the message that sends to Chicagoans fearful of being shot to go with her being
totally clueless on how to try to solve the problem); Colin McGregor may be the
trash talk king as he went after Duncan Poirier and his wife Jolie but learned
trash talk does not win fights as he lost to Poirier suffering a leg injury and
enduring the “one finger” salute from Jolie while be treated for the injury;
cancel culture is alive and well sadly in Charlottesville, Virginia as the city
council infected by woke, voted to remove a statue of Lewis and Clark and Sacagawea
which the city quickly did; police in Denver arrested 4 individuals who had
booked 2 rooms at the Maven Hotel near Coors Field and who had 16 long guns,
1000 rounds of ammunition and body armor; England meets Italy in the Euro 2020
finals at Wembley Stadium and already the fans seem to be in pre-riot celebration
mode; in a dramatic display of a man who is full of energy with synapses all
functioning compare to a man without energy hanging on by a slender mental
thread, Trump regaled the CPAC conference for an hour and a half to many interrupted
cheers; finally BLM seems to be on the receiving end of criticism over its
Marxist philosophy and the hypocrisy of only complaining when the black victims
have been shot by police as black on black shootings rise off the chart as the
political cartoonist graphically points out the hypocrisy:
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through July 10, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 2174 persons shot of whom 375 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 “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley, the fact that you normally live a salutiferous life style and a quote by Gerald Carr on the orbit of SkyLab, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Fourth of July, 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. Free Slurpee Day—celebrating that great drink offered by 7-11 on this day since 2002.
2. National Rainier Cherry Day-- celebrating the creation not of a cherry grown on the slopes of Mt. Rainier but the act of Harry Fogle of WSU breeding a Bing cherry with a Van cherry in 1952 to create a cherry that many believe merits premium pricing.
3. 1958 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1958 on this day was “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley on a run of 6 weeks in that position. Here is a video recording by Sheb Wooley of “Purple People Eater”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “salutiferous” which means conducive to good health and wellbeing, a life style which too often too many do not adhere. 5. Beware of the Gap--celebrating the birth on this day in 1953 of noted boxer and the only one since Primero Canerna to hold a wrestling championship and a boxing championship, Leon Spinks who after only 8 fights defeated Ali to take his title, being only the only boxer to defeat Ali in a championship fight but after retiring from the ring was slurring his words constantly and died from prostate cancer and other cancers on February 5, 2021.
o Reflections on the stress of working in Skylab: “We swallowed a lot of problems for a lot of
days because we were reluctant to admit publicly that we were not getting
things done right. That's ridiculous, [but] that's human behavior.” Geral Carr
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