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What Happened?

  
By:  Baron Creek  •  Nonsense and Ramblings  •  3 weeks ago  •  9 comments

What Happened?
2020 is nearly in the books or should that be e-books?

Covid-19

I don’t anticipate getting vaccinated before March 2021. Even then… I’ll not be cavorting about anytime soon. I would expect it will be summer before I attempt a return to normalcy as I am fairly certain I don’t fall into any essential categories. At my age, my current activity is near normal… so not many adjustments to be made. Theoretically, I might be in line much sooner, but the bickering has started as to who/whom is next. If that surprises you... maybe you should take off those rose colored glasses and look around. 

Here is a dose/vaccination tracker from the CDC .

Here is a timeline of expenditures for development/manufacture, etc.

The current 7 day moving average per million population of reported covid-19 deaths in the U.S.  stands at 8.04. This is near Germany’s 7.98 and the U.K. at 7.42. All are accelerating at varying rates from month ago levels. For further comparison, the rates in Switzerland (10.7) and Italy (9.12) are finally declining. The global rate is 1.47.

Family life

I have multiple methods for video meetings, but my kids determined I needed this Amazon Echo video thing and should only use it… as it is simpler. Oddly, they don’t get notifications from me, yet I get notifications from them. The message is clear… don’t call us, we’ll call you.

Perspectives?

We are expecting snow for Christmas and it has started. The noon news had a reporter checking on people stopping to get gas on they way to “somewhere”. One couple indicated they were on the way to Florida… reporter asked them if they were looking forward to a white Christmas. They said yes and I suppose sitting on a white sandy beach… does qualify as a white Christmas, just not one that came immediately to my mind.

Brexit

I read the EU and the UK have agreed on a Brexit deal. WOW!! That was quick! It was done in a mere 4 ½ years. Who knew it was so simple?

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Baron Creek
1  author  Baron Creek    3 weeks ago

There is an old saying about "time flies, when you're having fun". Not sure that holds water, but there have been studies that indicate that having a goal does shift one's perspective on time. How many people had the goal of 2020 hurrying up and ending?

 
 
 
Suz
2  Suz    3 weeks ago
There is an old saying about "time flies, when you're having fun".

Or, in other cases, time flies when you aren't paying attention. jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
2.1  Krishna  replied to  Suz @2    3 weeks ago

Here's a joke I remember from Elementary school:

Why did the moron throw a clock out the window?

 
 
 
Suz
2.1.1  Suz  replied to  Krishna @2.1    3 weeks ago

Why did the moron throw the clock out the window?

 
 
 
Krishna
3  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The current 7 day moving average per million population of reported covid-19 deaths in the U.S.  stands at 8.04.

IIRC, the U.S. has by far the largest # of deaths of any country in the entire world! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Baron Creek
3.1  author  Baron Creek  replied to  Krishna @3    3 weeks ago
IIRC, the U.S. has by far the largest # of deaths of any country in the entire world!

Not disputing that as it is the total from the beginning, regardless of population size of a country. 

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Baron Creek @3.1    3 weeks ago

And what makes that number particularly mind blowing...is the U.S. has some of the most technologically advanced medical technology in the world!

 
 
 
Baron Creek
3.1.2  author  Baron Creek  replied to  Krishna @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Which country would you expect to have the best?

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Baron Creek @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

America had a lot of advantages: 

  • more time to prepare
  • population less dense
  • super-rich