Happy birthday to me.I was born on a day like today 78 years ago.
You might be having a happy day…Earth, not so much.
A thought occurs to me – perhaps covid-19 (and all variants) IS a present Earth is giving itself? After all, it might not be bad for everything ELSE on this ball, if we were brought down a few pegs, if not completely removed. I think George Carlin had a bit like that? Where the earth is gonna shake us off like a dog sheds dead fleas after treatment, or something?….. It might just happen yet. :-\
I’ve wondered that too. By the way, love your avatar.
There is a new BIRD FLU STRAIN only in birds at the moment…
Yes, COVID is bad, but it didn’t have to be this bad. Why was it this bad, you ask? Consider:
2020-01-07 • Presidential Daily Brief: “Analysts concluded [coronavirus] could be a cataclysmic event.” • Trump did nothing.
2020-03-11 • World Health Organization declares a global pandemic.
2020-04-15 • While continuing to lie about the pandemic, Trump suspends US funding for WHO.
2021-04-23 • US coronavirus deaths: 584,359 (67 weeks after PDB; 8722/week; 4% of the world’s population; 26% of its COVID deaths)
For comparison …
1941-12-07 • Pearl Harbor attack: 2,403
2001-09-11 • terrorist attacks: 2,977 (5 weeks after PDB warned Bush about it)
Korean War (33,686) + Vietnam War (58,220) + Afghan War (7,970): 99,876
WW1: 116,516 (83 weeks for US; 1403/week)
WW2: 418,500 (195 weeks for US; 2146/week)
Civil War: ~620,000 (213 weeks; 2911/week)
Spanish flu: ~675,000 (~117 weeks; 5769/week)