Something wrong with the American people. Their actions do not make sense.
Coronavirus kills. The epidemic not even close to being over. Yet they want out of their homes, onto beaches, back to work, etc.
Whether they are aware, they are being led by the nose by Trump. Even if they dislike him and are not going to vote for him in the next election.
They want to be free!
To me, they want to be dead!
Coronavirus moves at a rapid rate. Unbelievable the increasing numbers afflicted and those dying. Reentry into the outside world the past month has not helped.
Yesterday’s New York Times ran an excellent and detailed article re the increase in confirmed cases and number of deaths.
New updated models are frequently coming out. The White House has its own. It is a combination White House/Fema compilation.
The White House/FEMA model indicates 25,000 new coronavirus cases a day. It projects 200,000 a day by June 1. Less than 1 month away. Keep in mind at all times that this virus moves with lightning speed.
Recent death numbers indicate 1,750 per day. By June 1, 3,000 per day. A 70 percent rise.
The projected increases attributed to the reopening of the economy.
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation issued a new report also.
The report projects 135,000 deaths by the beginning of August. Deaths now 68,000. A doubling between now and August.
Trump has the habit of minimizing cases and deaths. To make himself look good, I suspect. A few months ago, the number was in excess of 2 million. Suddenly Trump announced things were better and the number would be 50,000-60,000. In 2-3 weeks time, he has raised that number to 75,000-100,000.
The Institute attributes the increase to the rising mobility in the U.S. People are abandoning lock downs, want to work, go to the beach. Another factor is the easing of social distance measures. People are in more and closer contact making virus transmission easier.
Most medical experts believe we are reverting. Reverting back to roughly a month ago when coronavirus patients were lying on gurneys in hospital hallways because there was no room.
An “only in Italy,” not the U.S., occurrence.
Italy was hit heavily with the virus.
A bunch of transgender prostitutes showed up at Rome’s Beata Vergine Immacolta Church. They needed help of all sorts. Food, shelter, medical assistance.
The transgenders were originally from Argentina. The pastor suggested they contact the Pope. He is from Argentina.
The group did. The Pope reacted instantly. The Pope’s alomer was assigned to deliver help.
The Catholic Church hardly has a global reputation for approval of either transgenders or prostitutes. It was considered surprising that the group went to the door of the local parish for assistance.
However in Italy everyone knows when the chips are truly down, the parish is the last line of defense. When all other doors are closed, when family and friends walk away, when the state seems distant and unresponsive, the parish is always there.
Does Italy stand alone in this regard. I doubt most Catholic Churches in the U.S. would respond similarly. An exception would be Key West. A community that accepts everyone. Churches of every denomination included. We are one human family.
Roughly 2 months ago, I wrote about toilet plumes. Invisible plumes that shoot up when the toilet is flushed. The admonition was that the seat should be down.
Human defecation contains coronavirus, if the person who defecated has the disease. Even where the person is not aware they are a carrier.
The flushing shoots aerosolized feces into the air. Sometimes as high as 15 feet. The older the toilet the further the virus is spread. It touches other parts of the bathroom in the vicinity of the toilet.
Why a repeat of the article I shared? It was announced yesterday by I don’t know who that a study should be made of sewage. Public sewage. It would be a quicker way for predicting the virus’ onslaught. Testing was failing in this regard because grossly insufficient testing has been done.
I do not recall who made the statement. I was half asleep with the TV on.
A commentor to this blog said re Trump: “When his lips move, he’s lying.”
Who am I to argue?
Another asked that I remember when Obama was President. We could go outside.
Trump’s mind is fertile when it comes to creative thinking. As the death toll goes up, Trump tries to cast it as an achievement.
Trump cheers on the Governors as they ignore even White House guide lines in the race to reopen.
A 5 year old boy driving an SUV on an interstate. For real!
The youngster lives in Utah. Told his mother he wanted a Lamborghini. Mom said no.
He took the family SUV and started driving to California to buy a Lamborghini.
Mom called the police when she saw her son and the car were missing. A State Trooper found him driving along on the interstate. He had to sit on the edge of the seat to make his feet reach the pedal.
The officer knew what was up. He asked the 5 year old where he was going, etc. He said to California to buy the car.
A Lamborghini costs $200,000. The boy had $3 in his pocket.
No one knows where he learned to drive.
Restaurants opened in Key West yesterday. Not all. Some will open later in the week.
The rules are only 25 percent capacity and social distancing.
No big rush yesterday to eat out.
Charles P. Toppino died on this day in 1958. He is recognized as a pioneer developer of the Florida Keys. His family has followed in his foot steps.
Mr. Toppino is most famously known as the Man Who Built U.S. 1.
Don Shula died yesterday. At age 90. A sportsman never to be forgotten.
Shula coached the Miami Dolphins. He was considered the perfect coach. He was in fact the NFL’s winningest coach.
Shula made professional sports matter in Florida.
A sad situation. Florida has achieved a grim milestone. More than 1 million workers have filed unemployment claims.
Tuesday already! Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou time. Tonight at 9. A lot to talk about.
Join me for a fast moving half hour of Louis ranting and raving. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Enjoy your day!