Saturday, April 04, 2020

Pandemic Update

According to the CDC, there are now 277, 205 cases in the USA, with 6, 593 deaths. UPDATE: Over 300, 000 cases as of 6:00 p.m.; over 8000 deaths.

That doesn't count the cases (like that of one of my co-workers) who have almost certainly got the disease, but who have not been tested, because we don't have enough tests; or the very mild cases which are being treated at home, and again not tested (because no tests).

A month ago we had 98 cases in the USA, just for comparison. A week ago we had 68, 440 cases.

And yet: we still have Covid-Denialists spreading lies and ignorance, and plenty of those who are determined to believe the lies.

Also, I see our incompetent president is, once again, pushing quack cures. I expect him to start touting forsythia as a treatment any moment.

(Here's an anecdote to ignorance, or at least a palate cleanser.)

Oh, and Rod takes a break from his attempts to be sane to screech about how persecuted Christians are, one more time.

Here in the delagar household, we're doing okay. No one is sick yet, everyone is keeping themselves engaged, almost all the work is getting done. I still hate on-line teaching, but I'm getting a little better at it.

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