BELIEVE IT OR NOT September 28, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on an increasing basis with cases now over 233 million at 233,301,085 cases, 18,456,376 of which are active, 214,844,709 closed with 210,071,456 recoveries (97.78%), and 4,773,453 deaths (2.22% )to continue the low trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 43 million at 43,950,004 with 9,843,156 active cases of which 21,825 are serious or critical, (8,599 on 3/25/2021) (back to slight decreases despite the Delta variant to .222 % of active cases and to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 7,446, 34,106,848 closures with 709,218 deaths (2.08%) and with 33,397,630 recoveries (97.92%). Our death rate percentage is still .14% lower than the world’s death rate.
Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slow climb to 2127 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5943) 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 9.26% 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 3.77% of its closed cases have died (3134), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2998), Brazil (2773) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Argentina (2515), Columbia newly added to the list (2448), Belgium (2194), and Italy (2165), and slightly better than Mexico (2111),Poland (2000), UK (1996), Chile (1938), Romania (1921), Spain (1845), Ecuador newly added to list (1822), France (1780), Portugal (1768), Bolivia (1576), Sweden (1455) that never closed its economy down like we did, and Switzerland (1269). As vaccine mandate hysteria grows in the U.S., if you are infected you have a 1.615% chance of dying and if you are over 65 the percentages of deaths for that group is 78%.
Tests: We have now conducted 636,535,139 tests (1,909,192/M) just passed by France at 2,128,375 who is now 1st 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 4,409,757/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 has been passed by Argentina and newly added Columbia but passed the UK to drop to 10th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 2111/M with a fatality rate of 8.44% 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: 29,162 Deaths/M 731
Honduras: Active Cases: 245,404 Deaths/M 961
El Salvador: Active cases: 14,286 Deaths/M 492
US Vaccinations: As of 9/26/2021 390.1 million doses, .717 million per day (down to 4 months for 75% of population vaccinated) and in California 101,777 per day (which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now only some 2 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 50,366,798 total doses have been given (86.7% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 82.8%), California has moved from 10th to 7th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 58.8% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 55.3% and has not moved from 15th place as a percentage of the population fully vaccinated. 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 top generals were testifying before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and they testified they recommended to Biden that 2500 American troops remain in Afghanistan (assuming they were telling the truth and not perjuring themselves Biden either lied to the American public that he was never told or maybe far more likely, his weakened mental state made it impossible to remember the conversation); over concerns that the feds have taken over the distribution of monoclonal antibodies needed to treat COVID-19 and will favor Blue run states in terms of priority and amount, Governor Abbott of Texas has had its state secure its own sources; the 4 clueless co-hosts on The View got into a mayor snit fit over vaccine mandates with Caitlyn Jenner who opposes them but who is vaccinated and ridiculing those who will not get vaccinated and ignoring that many may only be following the lead of Harris and Biden when while campaigning they cast doubt on the safety of any vaccine developed by Trump; Novant Health Systems in North Carolina is set to fire some 175 health care workers out of some 35,000 employees who unlike the rest refused to take the needle (no news if some or any of them had already had COPVID-19 which would give them immunity and one would think grounds to refuse); as even Psaki finally stopped lying long enough to admit the multi trillion dollar reconciliation bill will cost and not be as Biden so inanely touted free but dodged and weaved to falsely claim the super-rich would pay for it; Blues Sinema and Manchin are being vilified by the MSM for opposing the $3.5 trillion plus reconciliation as too expensive and too inflationary to support; the liberal rag the New York Times reluctantly file a correction to its false story the CBP officers on horseback were whipping illegal aliens at the Del Rio border; the racial divide in all areas of our lives continues with New Hampshire being suing for prioritizing nonwhite residents for the COVID-19 Vaccine over whites while Vermont’s governor is opening clinics for BIPOC that whites need not apply and the chief medical examiner for NYC is advocating the end of color blind treatment for medical services; Elizabeth Warren has the decorum of a snake as she called Powell who is seeking renomination to the Fed as the “most dangerous man alive”: Mayorakis who has been a deceiving and lying failure at DHS after acknowledging that over 12,000 Haitians had been released into the border compared to the minuscule numbers for show that had been flown back to Haiti admitted to being surprised that some 20 percent had been infected with the Delta Variant of COVID-19 (talk about a super spreader event!); Biden finally is waking up to the real possibility that his idiotic $3.5 trillion spending package may go down in flames due to opposition in his own party has cancelled a trip to Chicago to remain in town to lobby for its passage; while the MSM jumped on the false narrative of CBP whipping illegals at Del Rio and Biden tried to lie about our over the horizon capabilities to conceal the reality of his botched Afghanistan withdraw, leave it to the political cartoonist to graphically portray his and the MSM’s hypocrisy:
Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to show that through
September 21, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color
shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 3527 persons
shot of whom 609 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a music video link to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, the fact that no one can accuse you of being a sesquipedalian and a quote on how bacteria may become resistant to penicillin, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Halloween or Veterans 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. Freedom from Hunger Day—created in Yolo County with an exhibit of areas of the planet where extreme hunger rules in 2006 and made a public awareness day in California in 2007 which is great that awareness over hunger in the world outside our borders is promoted but hopefully not at the expense of awareness of the growing pangs of hunger that plagues millions of our citizens her in our own lands.
2. World Rabies Day--created by the Alliance for Rabies Control in 2007 and celebrated on September 28 of each year, the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur who brought us the rabies vaccine to promote awareness of the disease and prevention methods like vaccinations of dogs and the need to start treatment if bitten by an infected animal.
3. 2011 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2011 on this day was “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera on a run in that position of 4 weeks noncontinuous to join 13 other songs that achieved number 1 status as 9 acts that achieved their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is a music video of “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera: Marron 5 is a pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1994 as Kara’ Flowers and morphed into Maroon 5 in 2001 and is still performing and touring with 7 albums to their credit and over 135 million records sold.
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “sesquipedalian” which means a tendency to use longwinded or complex words which fortunately given his cognitive difficulties is a trait that Biden can no longer master.
5. Box Not Needed to Remain a Cultural Icon-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1934 of noted French sex symbol Bridget Bardot who retired from the business in 1973 after appearing in 47 movies and recording more than 60 songs and at 87 is an animal rights activist and an occasional protestor who has been fined 5 times over promoting racial hatred due to her stance on French immigration laws and Islam.
On this day in:
a. 1919 the Omaha Race riot began and when it had ended the next day a black prisoner had been lynched, 2 white rioters killed, over 20 policemen wounded and the mayor of the city almost lynched.
b. 1928 Alexander Fleming observed a mold on bread which became the first antibiotic drug penicillin.
c. 1986 the Democratic Progressive Party became the first independent political party on Taiwan.
d. 1994 the ferry enroute from Tallin, Estonia to Stockholm, carrying 989 passengers and crew, sank in the Baltic Sea on the early morning hours on September 28, killing 852 people.
e. 2008 Falcon 1 became the first privately financed liquid fueled rocket to launch a payload into orbit.
Reflections on the danger of anti-biotic resistant bacteria: “It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them, and the same thing has occasionally happened in the body. The time may come when penicillin can be bought by anyone in the shops. Then there is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.” Alexander Fleming Sadly his warning was on point as we now face the resistant staph bacteria that defy too many antibiotics with deadly effects.
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