July 11th, 2020
173 Days since first US infection
So it is my day off from the tsunami of headlines. The storm I prepared for turned left, hit the White Mountains and died out. Suits me.
THIS IS WHERE MY TABLE WAS, BUT WORDPRESS FUCKED ME, MAKING THE BLOCK DOMINATE THE ACTUAL DOCUMENT. THUS WHEN I CREATED A TABLE FOR THIS DOCUMENT, AND SAVED IT, AND SAVED THE DOCUMENT ITSELF, THE DOCUMENT WAS NOT CONSIDERED SAVED. THE NEXT DAY WHEN I OPENED THE TABLE BLOCK AND USED IT FOR THE NEW NUMBERS, IT UPDATED EVERY INSTANCE OF THE TABLE GLOBALLY, AND THUS EVERY DAY WAS FUCKING JULY 11TH. FUCK YOU VERY MUCH WORDPRESS FOR MAKING YOUR BLOCKS OF MORE IMPORT THAN THE DOCUMENT I PLACED IT IN.
I was alerted to this Pandemic when I heard the term ‘Novel virus’ and that Wuhan locked down over 50 million people, the largest lockdown for a bug ever. That was late January, I then got sick with RS virus, went to hospital, came home and recovered. April fool’s day was the first day I was up and about feeling ‘better’, and it was then I began to track this Pandemic.
I have started to work on the tables offered by WordPress, to update the numbers throughout. In so doing I am looking at the numbers I have from April 4, the anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. On that day, which is near the crest of the NY, NJ, NYC peak, we had 30,092 new infections and 1,248 deaths. Now we are double that infect rate in multiple heavily populated areas, and are averaging near 1,000 deaths a day already, and the death count lags 2-3 weeks from the infections. Soon we shall leave those numbers in the dust.
Here in Maine our Governor has followed the science from the outset, that combined with our largely rural nature has allowed us to remain flat since before NY. between 10 1nd 30 infections per day, usually the low end, and 0-1 deaths per day. They earned my vote next time around based on their C-19 response, but not the Feds, Trump has sat on his hands.
The most secure job for our future is gravedigger.
Meanwhile our POTUS uses the pardon powers of the office to commute the sentence of his political attack dog Roger Stone, convicted for witness intimidation and witness tampering and lying to Congress. This is an egregious abuse of the powers of the office to thwart the Rule of Law. This is a new historic low for our nation, courtesy of the GOP.
Our POTUS still ignores the virus.
While I worked on this in isolation C-19 exterminated another 5,242 of my fellow humans, of those 803 were my fellow Americans, 1 was a fellow Mainer.