Ridley’s Believe It Or Not July 22, 2021
CV World Cases:
The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the
new year with cases now over 193 million at 193,326,236 cases (192,720,943
cases yesterday); 13,551,001 of
which are active, 179,775,235 closed with 175,624,993 recoveries (97.69%
and 97.69% yesterday, and 4,150,242 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 35 million at 35,201,783 (35,123,237 yesterday) with 5,099,617 active cases of which 6421 are serious or critical, (6551 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now on a serious upswing due to Delta virus up to .013% 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 22,720, 30,102,166 closed, with 626,151 deaths (2.08% and 2.08% yesterday) and with 29,476,015 recoveries (97.92% and 97.92% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .23% lower than the world’s death rate.
On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slow climb to 1880 the U.S. ranks behind
Peru (5842) 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 9.32% 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 3.87% of its
closed cases have died (3116), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths
Bulgaria (2639), Brazil (2554) which has been hit with a rapid
rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2259), Belgium
(2166), (Italy (2119), Poland (1990), and the UK (1890) which had passed us
despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely
increasing), and slightly better than Mexico (1820), Chile (1804),
Romania (1794), Spain (1736), France
(1705), Portugal (1697), Bolivia (1482), Sweden (1438) that never
closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1250).
Tests: We have now conducted 520,299,808 (now at 1,562,248/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,522,417 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 3,467,228/M.
CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden ad 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 1820/M with a fatality rate of 10.09% 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: 31,240 Deaths/M 544
Honduras: Active Cases: 179,813 Deaths/M 748
El Salvador: Active cases: 6,007 Deaths/M 388
US Vaccinations: As of 7/22/21 339.8 million doses at .533 million per day and in California 72,365 per day which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now some 6 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 44,375,374 total doses have been given (88.4% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 86.8%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has finally has moved 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 52.0% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 48.8% has not moved from 17th tied with Delaware 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: The Biden line that its promotion of the Abolitionist Teaching Network was a mistake is being challenged by the Reds including former DOE Secretary De Vos who called out the DOE for being riddled with leftists promoting agendas such as Critical Race Theory; Bozo O’Rourke who must have grandiose dreams of returning to the political spotlight has raised $600,000 to allay their discomfort of being away from friends and family holed up in the Swamp; as COVID-19 cases continue to spike, the White House identifies that 3 states, Florida, Missouri and Texas are accounting for 40% of the new cases; outraged over Ben and Jerry’s inane banning the sales of its ice cream in Israel to protest the nation’s “oppressive” oppressive policies against the Palestinians which has prompted Texas to consider banning the sale of the company’s product in Israel; Larry Sanger the co-founder of Wikipedia with Jimmy Wales is outraged over the politization of the site; another misguided Blue from the House has been arrested for blocking access to the Senate to protest the fact that the filibuster has not been repealed; another example of why Newsom is a total joke—while needy unemployed could not receive their unemployment compensation checks. California inmates were collecting on a $1.4 million unemployment benefits scam while behind bars; as the Blues seem to continue to drift to the left, leave it to the political cartoonist to graphically portray what happens to the goose that previously had been laying golden eggs under capitalism when socialism takes over:
Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show
that through July 21, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of
color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 2377
persons shot of whom 409 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video recording musical link to “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and The Shondells, the fact that you can borrow without having to provide satisdaction and a quote from Jesse H. Jones with Edward Angly Fifty Billion Dollars: My Thirteen Years with RFC on FDR's failed SCOTUS packing scheme, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Labor 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. National Refreshment Day—created by Traveler Beer Company in Burlington, Vermont which has since been acquired by the Boston Beer Company, the maker of Sam Adams, and celebrated on the fourth Thursday in July to celebrate the warm days of summer with a cooling liquid refreshment beer or otherwise.
2. National Spoonerism Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1844 of William Archibald Spooner, an Anglican priest and lecturer at Oxford University for 60 years whose intellect often out ran his speech creating memorable slip of the tongues where consonants are often misplaced which became known as “spoonerisms” like “the Lord is a shoving leopard” or “is the bean bizzy?”.
3. 1966 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 1966 on this day was “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells on a run of 2 weeks in that position to join 26 other songs that achieved number 1 status and 15 other acts achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a video recording by Tommy James and the Shondells of “Hanky Panky”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb5kgWaGbDQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb5kgWaGbDQ James started performing as a lead singer when he was twelve and is still active today.
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “satisdation” which means the act of giving security for the obligation of a debtor which is often required for first time borrowers.
5. Third Is Not Too Shabby--celebrating the birth on this day in 2013 of Kate Middleton’s and Prince William’s first born son Prince George who is now third in line to the English Throne.
on increasing the size of SCOTUS that the left proposes : “"When it began
to appear that he would not get his way, the President sent Thomas G. Corcoran
(Tommy the Cork) to ask me if I would sound out some of my friends in the
Senate as to whether it would be possible to increase the Court by two members.
I had no sympathy with the plan to pack the Court but went up to the Hill and
saw some of my friends. They made it clear to me that, had the President in the
beginning asked for only two additional members for the Supreme Court, he
probably could have got them, but as the score then stood, with everyone
embittered, the Senate would not authorize any increase." Jesse H. Jones
with Edward Angly Fifty Billion Dollars: My Thirteen Years with RFC. Hopefully,
Biden will hear the voices of RBG from the grave opposing the idea of
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