Cooking the books? Fudging the numbers?
Certain States, the federal government and CDC…..Any changing number of coronaviyus cases and deaths? Numbers being lowered from what they actually are. To show reopening makes sense.
A State employee charged Florida with so doing yesterday. She was fired. Governor De Santis fluffed it off by saying it was a “non-issue.”
Apparently a change of mind today. The State employee is being investigated in anticipation of being arrested for cyber stalking and cyber sexual harassment.
Georgia is suspected of having played with the numbers.
I suspect time will prove several entities are involved.
Columbia University has come out with an interesting study. The study suggests coronavirus cases and deaths would be less if social distancing had been put into effect earlier.
The “earlier” time frame small.
If social distancing had been imposed 1 week earlier, the claim is 36,000 lives could have been saved. If 2 weeks earlier, 54,000.
A big difference. Each based on the short time difference. Makes sense however since coronavirus moves rapidly. Recall there were less that 100 deaths for all of the U.S. March 1. Today, 11 weeks later, 95,000 dead.
Unemployment numbers for last week down, but still off the wall. For the week, 2.4 million new unemployment benefit claims filed.
The nation’s figure historically high.
New York State an example of how bad bad can be. New York has paid 4.5 years of unemployment benefits in the past 2 months.
Trump is one mean man. Classless.
The portrait of every U.S. President since George Washington hangs in the White House. The portrait generally painted after the President leaves office. Ergo, hung after he has left office.
A tradition has developed that the sitting President invites the former President to the White House for the unveiling and hanging of the portrait.
Appears Trump will not adhere to the tradition. Seems he has no intention to hang Obama’s portrait. The White House advises an “indefinite postponement” for the event.
Key West reopens in a limited fashion June 1. Tourists will flock down. Locals will start living again.
I plan on remaining self-quarantined a while longer. I do not believe it will be safe yet to be out and about.
The Covid-19 epidemic has helped a local business. The bicycle shops.
Business is booming for the locals. The bike business has returned. Shop owners advising a struggle to keep up with the increased demand.
This morning’s Key West Citizen’s Citizens’ Voice had some interesting comments. I share them with you.
“When we evacuate Monroe County for a hurricane we do not bring the hurricane to the mainland. When the mainland attempts to enter Monroe County in a pandemic, they bring the virus with them. Minor difference.”
“A 30 year old woman walking down Petronia Street is asked ‘Where’s your mask?’ Response: “Don’t need a mask when you’re outside!’ Genius. Pure. Genius.”
“Jeers to the City of Key West. Work on Duval Street during zero tourists was the perfect opportunity to make it totally pedestrian friendly ‘a la’ Lincoln Road Mall in Miami.” Remove curbs, level entire space, put in plants, etc. Instead “save ol’, save ol’, with blacktop.”
Michigan reeling from all type disasters. The protests, guns in the Legislature, and now 2 river dams breaking. Flooding big time. So far, 10,000 persons evacuated.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has her hands full. She has proven her mettle thus far. She will handle the dams/flooding problems well. Guaranteed she will not be tossing rolled paper towels to the citizens affected.
On third day in 1972, Michelangelo’s Pieta was on exhibit in the Vatican. “Jesus Christ” damaged it.
A hammer wielding man shouting he was Jesus Christ did the damage.
Enjoy your day!