COVID-19: Where We Are

It is January 8, 2021.  This is where we are in the pandemic: Case counts:  case counts and fatalities continue to rise.  Yesterday and the day before, we experienced 4,000 American deaths each day, the first time that has happened.  That translates into a fatality rate of 30,000 Americans per week.   Our fatality total as of yesterday (as always, […]

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COVID-19: Happy New Year

It is January 2, 2021.  Two days into the new year.   It’s been a little while since I have written about where we are with COVID, so I thought I would check in, and describe where I think we go from here.  As of today, there are (or were) approximately 20,451,302 infected in the United States, more than […]

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COVID: The Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

According to CBS News (and several other outlets), COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in the United States this week: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-leading-cause-of-death-united-states-this-week/ Yesterday there were over 200,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States, and almost 3,000 new deaths (from Worldometers.com): For perspective, there were more cases diagnosed in the U.S. yesterday than have occurred […]

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COVID-19: Will 1 Million Americans Die?

Today is November 28, 2020. It is two days after Thanksgiving. This was a Thanksgiving unlike any other. My friends and family generally stayed home this weekend, because of the pandemic. We are now averaging at least 150,000 new cases a day, and at least 1,000 deaths a day due to COVID-19. About one week […]

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The Marshmallow Test

The Stanford Marshmallow Test was “a study on delayed gratification…in the study, a child was offered a small immediate reward (1 marshmallow) or two small rewards (2 marshmallows) if they waited 15 minutes” (Wikipedia). Children who were able to delay gratification were found to later have better educational outcomes and SAT scores (Wikipedia). We are […]

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I Renounce Donald Trump, & His Supporters

The 2020 Presidential Election is on Tuesday November 3rd. I know that there are some Americans who are saying “I can’t wait until it is over, so we can stop with all of the political stuff”. This time, there won’t be a stop to the political stuff. Donald Trump opened a can of worms (several […]

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How to Identify a Trump Supporter

I created a table to help you tell the difference between a Trump supporter and a pile of dog shit, suitable for laminating or framing: If you are a Trump supporter and you are offended at being compared to a piece of shit, then stop acting like one. It is immoral to be a white […]

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Another Doubling, No One Cares

Today is October 12, 2020. We approach 220,000 COVID-19 fatalities in the United States, and today or tomorrow we will pass 8 million infections. Yet no one cares. At least I think no one cares. The presidential election is next month. We will see how many people care.

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The Hillbilly King Gets COVID

On October 2, the White House announced that donald trump tested positive for COVID-19. In case you don’t remember who trump is, he is the fellow who lost the popular vote in the last presidential election: Last week there was a gathering in the Rose Garden for a Supreme Court nominee. The gathering looked like […]

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