Surviving Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) July 3, 2020

Surviving C-19
July 3, 2020
1:00 PM
166 Days since first US infection

So we looked at a place today, a remote home with enough land to garden for our foods for ourselves. It’s scenic, pretty, and fully functional for our purposes.  If you listen you hear birds and crickets and that is all you hear, the benefits of a long private unpaved road.

Now I have to hope this entire system holds fast, but I am having my doubts it will.  I do not think the powers that be have grasped the Pandemic. I do not think a lot of people take this seriously, they think it won’t happen to them.  If enough do not listen the Pandemic will force paradigm changes upon us all. If the system itself holds, which I expect, then in six weeks we will relocate. 

The system in America includes both the governments at the national and state levels, and all the numerous bureaucracies involved in that.  A lot of that will last even if the government breaks from the strain and lack of response.  If it were to break it would take time, but how much is very debatable, and how fast the paradigm fell apart is not easy to foresee. If it breaks I think this location will shield my family as much as possible from those more drastic realities. 

I suspect the virus is transforming our world with us in it, unable to see what is being changed until after the fact.  Some of those things we can readily see, like how easy it is for a lot of people to work from home, and how impossible that is for others.  Farm to table is something I expect to continue to bloom, and that is the niche we seek, for our survival and the potential for business in the future of this new virus ridden reality we occupy.

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Point of interest
New, more infectious strain of coronavirus now dominates global cases: Study

London: Scientists have shown that a variation in the genome of the novel coronavirus has improved its ability to infect human cells, and has helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world. According to the research, published in the journal Cell, a variant of the novel coronavirus, named ‘D614G’, is more infectious in cell cultures under laboratory conditions. “The D614G variant first came to our attention in early April, as we had observed a strikingly repetitive  pattern,” said study lead author Bette Korber from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US. “All over the world, even when local epidemics had many cases of the original form circulating, soon after the D614G variant was introduced into a region it became the prevalent form,” Korber said. “The full peer-reviewed study published today confirms this, and also that the new D614G genome mutation variant is also more infectious under laboratory conditions, Fortunately at this stage, it does not seem that viruses with D614G cause more severe disease,” de Silva said.–Economic times

June 30, 2020
4:00 PM–Numbers time

Global Infected                 10,776,482                           10,965,759
Increase Infected            237,905                 189,277

Global Dead                       517,956                 523,250
Increase Dead                   5,267                                     5,294

US Infected                        2,721,961                             2,777,232
Increase Infected            63,637                                   55,271

US Dead                              128,956                 129,250
Increase Dead                   1,267                                    294

Maine infected                 3,328                                     3,373
Increase Infected             34                           45                                          

Maine Dead                       105                                         105
Increase Dead                   0                                              0

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