July 25, 2020
185 Days since first US infection
No Headline Tsunami, it’s me day off. I am certainly glad I decided to give myself one, this BS is exhausting. I imagine most folks are tired and distressed inside their bubble. Trying to look outside of my own, to see how it is all spun to us, in this Pandemic, with the most divisive Presidency of my life, it is utterly exhausting and depressing.
It is not new to me, it is an amplification of the way I already felt due to climate change. The Pandemic and Climate Change share a lot of commonalities. Both are simply science problems, lessen CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions or suffer the consequences of not doing so. Test, track, and contain the virus, or suffer the consequences. Both suffer from rampant denialism, easier to deny the reality than to face its cold hard facts. Both have many in active denial, while both are killing us. I see the Pandemic as an outgrowth of Climate Change, of humans destroying ever more of the pristine areas, digger ever deeper into whatever is left that is ‘wild’, and thereby finding a novel virus.
I keep recalling a line from Bugs Bunny; ‘Remember, you asked for it!”
July 25, 2020
4:00 PM–Numbers time
Global Infected 15,628,936 15,881,427
Increase Infected 307,725 252,491
Global Dead 636,262 641,296
Increase Dead 10,374 5,034
USA Infected 4,084,551 4,150,299
USA increase Infected 76,692 65,748
USA C-19 deaths 144,954 146,082
USA C-19 deaths increase 1,108 1,128
Maine Infected 3,757 3,790
Maine Increase 20 33
Maine deaths 118 119
Increase Maine deaths 0 1
and Climate Change Keeps on Truckin . . .
Cat one Hurricane makes landfall in Texas, flooding threat
While I worked in isolation on this another 5,034 of my fellow humans succumbed to C-19, of those 1,128 were my fellow Americans and 1 was a Fellow Mainer.