Some folks leave and don’t say goodbye. Other folks say goodbye and don’t leave.
Oh it doesn’t bother me in the slightest, for the exact reason you stated. There is however, one person around these parts who shall go unnamed, that in the past seemed to take joy in any error. They’ve been pretty quiet of late.
I’m wondering where that bit of information comes from?
I know data is always available to be skewed. But as of August 27, 2020 the numbers do not support your claim.
From an article by Mandy Armitage, MD, a board-certified physician, medical writer, and consultant with special interest in healthcare technology and education.
“The first thing to know is that deaths due to COVID-19 and the flu are not counted in the same way. This means comparing the numbers isn’t as straightforward as we would like.
Each death due to influenza in the U.S. does not have to be reported, so there is never a direct count. Each flu season, the CDC estimates deaths from the flu based on in-hospital deaths and death certificate data. They continue to update the data on their website as they collect it. Therefore, numbers from the last two flu seasons are not considered final just yet.
Conversely, each death due to COVID-19 is being recorded. The numbers you see and hear about are not estimates. So you can see how comparing mortality rates between the two isn’t exact at this point.That said, here’s a quick look at the number of cases and deaths for the last two flu seasons (again, not final) and COVID-19 to date:
2017-2018 FluCases 45 million Deaths 61,000
2018-2019 FluCases 35 millionDeaths 34,157
COVID-19Cases 5 millionDeaths 180,000+
To read the entire article visit: https://www.goodrx.com/blog/flu-vs-coronavirus-mortality-and-death-rates-by-year/
After years of exchanging cards, we found we tended to buy the same ones over and over. So now we either do as Grumpy Old Guy says, or we just acknowledge we skipped the card this year.
If a generic piece of folded paper outweighs your relationship, it’s time for some reflection.
My wife and I have an AOL email address that dates back to a 28K baud dial-up modem…and waiting for one of the ISP phone lines to open up so the call could be completed…usually at 1 AM so you could tie up the line for an hour without depriving the family use of the phone.
Maybe they’ll get hired to be Santa and elves at the local department store. Cue the all-star Pye Boys/Frank Nelson hi-hinx!
But it feels soooo good
I wonder about Nedra’s one leg rolled up style. A fashion statement?
I’d love to see the story outline of that movie.