July 2, 2020
165 Days since first US infection
So Trump finally acknowledges that masks are good, going against the political spin on masks he created a month or more back to the tune of many deaths. He keeps on winning and he will be remembered and the most blood soaked president, responsible for more American deaths than the civil war. As soon as he says masks are good, he claims the Virus will just go away. He hopes.
The Jobs numbers came out, up 4.8 million, he is touting that as a good. It is good. However it is also spin because we went from 3% to 14% unemployment, and gaining back 4.8 million jobs only lowers that to 11% unemployed. Do the math, if 4.8 million equals about 3%, then we are still down 8-9% from where we were which is between 9.6 and 14.4 million jobs less than before C-19. Not exactly a good status, better, not good.
Bear in mind that we lost 2% of that group permanently, according to the rules. They do not count anymore because they have not been looking for work for 6 months, so they are ‘permanently unemployed’ and do not add into the jobs report at all, neither do the homeless or disabled, or elderly, or infirm. So the Jobs report itself is slanted in favor of young workers.
Legacy Media Headlines
Economy adds 4.8 million jobs in June, surpassing expectations as coronavirus lingers
FBI gun background checks set new record in June amid coronavirus, rioting fears
Coronavirus and sanctions hit Iran’s support of proxies in Iraq
Daily reported coronavirus infections in the U.S. top 50,000 for the first time
New Zealand’s health minister resigns over ‘unhelpful distraction’ from COVID-19 response
McDonald’s to pause U.S. reopening of dine-in services by 21 days
Newsom Orders Closures Of Restaurants, Other Indoor Businesses In LA County, 18 Others
Trump says ‘masks are good,’ but doubts national mandate is needed as coronavirus cases rise
BioNTech and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine shows potential in human trial
Groom dead and 111 guests test positive when family refused to cancel wedding over cost
Novak Djokovic and wife test negative for virus
Trump says jobs numbers prove ‘economy is roaring back’
New record: 50,000-plus coronavirus cases in 1 day
Trump says he hopes COVID-19 will ‘sort of just disappear’
American meat providers resorting to drastic measures in COVID-19 pandemic
Dallas doctors and nurses on the front lines
At least 20 states now pausing or rolling back reopening as COVID-19 cases rise
Pfizer announces promising results from early COVID-19 vaccine trials
Community comes together to honor UPS driver
Scottsdale mayor talks impacts of Arizona’s surge in coronavirus cases
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticizes Pres. Trump’s COVID-19 response
France stocks airplanes as companies lack room with air travel fall
Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan
Coronavirus pandemic spread accelerates in US with record daily spike
Global health expert explains why US and UK are ranked worst in their responses to COVID-19
Reporters: Covid 19, making the Poor Poorer
French Guiana struggles with three-month Covid-19 lockdown measures as cases still on the rise
Egypt’s World-famous tourist sites and pyramids begin to reopen
Brazil’s Amazon fires 20% worse one year after international move as region struggles with Covid-19
US backs off on re-opening as Covid-19 cases spike to record levels
Some US states reverse re-opening amid record rises in Covid-19 cases
US states suspend re-opening plans as daily Covid-19 cases surpass 50,000
More Bars, Restaurants And Beaches Close As Coronavirus Continues To Surge
Miami Beach Mayor: Going Out On July 4 ‘Entirely The Wrong Thing To Do’
U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 11.1 Percent In June, 4.8 Million Jobs Added
‘I’m Cautiously Optimistic’ About Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine, Doctor Says
Trump Again Said He Hopes Coronavirus Will ‘Disappear’
Some Doctors On Front Lines of Coronavirus Pandemic Face Pay Cuts, Wage Freezes
Trump Coronavirus Strategy: Wish It Just Disappears
Trump Picks Worst Time To Attack Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
Test Backlogs And Hospitals Nearly Full In States Where COVID-19 Surges
On Russia Bounty Intel And COVID-19 Trump Takes No Responsibility
Rep. Tlaib: Inmates ‘left to die’ during pandemic
Mnuchin: Trump supports wearing masks
Houston hospitals criticized for ICU reporting
Cuomo goes after Trump on virus
Pence visits Arizona, a U.S. virus hotspot
Sex workers in Bolivia want restrictions lifted
California rolls back more openings due to virus
Coronavirus: US Buys nearly all of Covid-19 drug remdesivir
Coronavirus drug remdesivir comes at a cost for Americans
Survey shows voters blame Trump for recent surge in coronavirus cases.
Doctor: The patients are getting younger and are more sick
President Trump says he’s ‘all for masks’
Bar owner defends wanting to stay open despite warnings
Kansas City mayor received racist texts after mandating masks
Trump’s anti-mask shtick is tragically stupid and dangerous
Trump says he believes coronavirus will just disappear
Lindsey Graham: Trump saved millions of lives by shutting down US
Pence, Dr. Birx hold press conference with Arizona Governor
June 30, 2020
4:00 PM–Numbers time
Global Infected 10,538,577 10,776,482
Increase Infected 170,412 237,905
Global Dead 512,689 517,956
Increase Dead 5,316 5,267
US Infected 2,658,324 2,721,961
Increase Infected 39,844 63,637
US Dead 127,689 128,956
Increase Dead 1,061 1,267
Maine infected 3,294 3,328
Increase Infected 41 34
Maine Dead 105 105
Increase Dead 0 0
I have tracked this for posterity every day since I got out of the hospital and recovered from RS Virus, Apr 1, April fool’s Day. A fitting day for a fool’s errand, which it oft feels it is. Nonetheless I cannot know with any veracity what might be of import or not to a future historian, and so I include headlines across the spectrum, and the numbers.
Yesterday the media was all about our new record of 50,000, but in my record that was the day before. I suspect the time we use for data collection differ, and hence the results is slightly different. It is not pertinent as the numbers will not be true until we are past the outbreak, which has just begun.
Since that Day, April 1, 2020, the global curve has remained steadily increasing, a wave form curing upwards. It has not bent, at all, ever. Bending the curve in a pandemic means bending the curve globally, not locally. Locally is how you slow spread in an outbreak but will not ever allow the globe to eradicate the bug. We need to think and act globally against a global threat, and we are still at each other’s throats. Competition over Co-operation is not a viable worldview during a pandemic.
This is a new high in my record; 237,905 increase in global infections, our personal; record of 63,637, blowing that 50,000 media was bragging about in today’s headlines above clean out of the water. That is today, don’t expect it to change anytime soon as we are still increasing in cases and rates of infectivity globally.
On the John’s Hopkins tacker for C-19 there exists a graph of daily infections. That graph has been increasing in steepness since February, it is now above a 45 degree incline. The curve is not bent, never has been.
and Climate Change Keeps on Truckin . . .
More than 350 elephants have dropped dead in Botswana—we have no idea why.
While I worked on this in isolation 5,267 more humans lost their battle with the bug, of those 1,267 were my fellow Americans. As a potential bug on the windshield of C-19 I wonder; how long till impact?