Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Pandemic Keeps Claiming Lives, But Trump Scoffs at Scientists & Biden’s Reliance on Facts

Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Never-Ending Spread Goes On…and On This is how things look on the planet Earth on the morning of October 19, 2020 vis a vis the COVID-19 pandemic. 40,118,314 officially confirmed cases worldwide. 1,114,765 officially confirmed deaths worldwide. In the United States of America, the nation that prides itselfContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: The Pandemic Keeps Claiming Lives, But Trump Scoffs at Scientists & Biden’s Reliance on Facts”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Dispatches from the Edge of Insanity

It is mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 15, 2020. According to the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the latest global pandemic statistics (active cases and deaths)look like this. As of 3:24 PM Eastern Time, there were 38,744,784 cases of known COVID-19 infections and 1,094,979 deathsContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Dispatches from the Edge of Insanity”

Election 2020: Fear, Divisiveness, and Unlogic in the Time of COVID-19

Hello, there, Dear Reader. Greetings from New Hometown, Florida, where – for the moment, anyway – it’s beginning to look like autumn. Or for what passes as “autumn” in the subtropics. Currently, the temperature outside is 70˚F (21˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 94% and a becalmed wind of 0 MPH (2 KM/H),Continue reading “Election 2020: Fear, Divisiveness, and Unlogic in the Time of COVID-19”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fall, Winter Outlook is Bleak, No Matter How Much Trump Pretends Otherwise

It is Tuesday, October 13, 2020, and as the tenth month of the year nears its halfway point, here’s where we are vis a vis the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. As of 9:24 AM Eastern, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JohnsContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fall, Winter Outlook is Bleak, No Matter How Much Trump Pretends Otherwise”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Deeds, Not Words, and Coping with Depression

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida, and it is shaping up to be another summer-like day on this Sunday, October 11, 2020. Outside, the temperature outside is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 79% and a southwesterly breeze blowing at 10 MPH (16 KM/H), the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, October 11, 2020: Deeds, Not Words, and Coping with Depression”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Musings & Thoughts on the Pandemic

Today is Saturday, October 10, 2020, the first day of the three-days-long Columbus Day Weekend. It’s also the 255th day since the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV (or COVID-19) in the United States was recorded at an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington. Since then, 7,670, 419 men, women, and childrenContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Musings & Thoughts on the Pandemic”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Trump Says He ‘Had To’ Get Infected by Virus In Order to Lead

Well, here we are, eight months into the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, and this is where we stand as of 6:33 AM (Eastern Time Zone): Number of Cases (Global): 35,849,421 Number of Deaths (Global): 1,050,507 Number of Cases (U.S.): 7,501,847 Number of Deaths (U.S,): 210,918 According to the dataContinue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Trump Says He ‘Had To’ Get Infected by Virus In Order to Lead”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 6, 2020: Florida Weather,(Some) Good News, and Comments on a Certain Patient-in-Chief

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning (10:10 AM Eastern) as I start this installment of Musings & Thoughts on this Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Currently, in New Hometown, Florida[1], the temperature is 82˚F under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing at 5 MPH (with maximum gusts at 9 MPH) and humidity at a stickyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, October 6, 2020: Florida Weather,(Some) Good News, and Comments on a Certain Patient-in-Chief”

Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*

* Author’s note: The “seven months” figure is based on when Florida began its “lockdown” or “quarantine” period. For us, it began sometime in mid-March of 2020. The first outbreaks of COVID-19 started in February. If you go by that, then it’s eight months rather than seven, depending on your interpretation of the event. Well,Continue reading “Life in The Time of COVID-19: Seven Months In, and No End in Sight*”