When talking with friends across the country recently I realized that our little bubble here in California is different. We’re still in lockdown and our restaurants aren’t open. People are wearing masks. It’s as if it’s April.
My friends in other parts of the country are living differently. I heard someone yesterday make a reservation at a restaurant for “a table for 3.” Another friend who is operating a taxi company in Georgia remarked that there are plenty of rides happening. So, America is definitely reopening.
Trivia question: There are 3500 deaths from COVID in California. How many of them are under the age of 45? Answer: 68. Most people my age haven’t seen anyone die or get seriously ill from this disease. I can understand that. If people don’t perceive the threat, there’s no fear, and they’ll continue to push the line.
So, we’ll see what happens. I’m guessing there’s be more waves of cases, but, hey, maybe not. We will see.
I keep thinking about this read: Sure, The Velociraptors Are Still On The Loose But That’s No Reason Not To Reopen Jurassic Park
Jane, here, comes in hot and just destroys this interview:
“Why do we hate?”
Racism destroyed in 1min by the brilliant Dr Jane Elliot.#BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/6sHFvKd2GE
— Ashley Davis (@AshleyD48604018) June 2, 2020
This is the point we’re at:
Among the many things 2020 is, it’s clearly hard for PR people trying to figure out opening sentences for promotional emails.
— Linda Holmes Thinks You’re Doing Great (@lindaholmes) June 3, 2020
As if things aren’t worse enough, then this happens:
Just now in Alta, Norway: Huge mudslide dragging several houses into the sea. pic.twitter.com/xR4t5zLI7m
— Jan Fredrik Drabløs (@JanFredrikD) June 3, 2020
This is really beautiful:
Surreal, beautiful, peaceful scene outside the White House as a man sings “Lean On Me” and thousands and thousands of protesters raise lighted cellphones and join their voices with his. pic.twitter.com/iAr0WWYc3u
— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 4, 2020
In good news, The White House selected 5 companies as finalists to develop the vaccine. Keep in mind that the current record for developing a vaccine is 4 years.
There’s a general decline of hospitalizations for COVID around the country
That’s it everyone. Have a great Thursday
Only 64 more days to go