Something Right . . .

Earlier last night, before I posted the blog, I checked the IRS’ Get My Payment website to see if there was any update on our Flu checks, and found the site down for updating.

So I checked again right after I posted the blog, and finding the site back up, I entered my info and found that now we were in the system. And not only was we there, but were now scheduled to get our money on this coming Wednesday, the 24th. And finally they got it right, and we’re getting the money by direct deposit.

It’s about time.

After having a nice quiet morning,  getting reacquainted over coffee after being apart for a week, Jan and I headed out about 2:30 first for a late lunch/breakfast at our local Denny’s.

We both had our favorite Ultimate Omelet, with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, onions, and Cheddar cheese. As well as fruit instead of the hashbrowns, and a grilled English muffin.

Denny's Ultimate Omelet 20210123

Always delicious.

Then it was right next door to the WalMart to stock up on stuff for next week.

One thing I did notice was that it seems like less and less people are wearing masks. The stores still have the signs up, probably a corporate thing, but people don’t seem to pay a lot of attention, and no employees are saying anything to them.

As you may have read last week, Texas’s governor Abbot discontinued lockdowns/mask mandates, though some counties are trying to keep them in place.

However it’s hard to really enforce this since you can be in a store without a mask and then walk across the street into another county, and legally you’re supposed to be wearing a mask.

I guess this means that the Virus knows which side of the street to stay on.

Smart Virus.

Of course the long-term success story for all this is Florida.

Florida continues to report fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus than New York State, despite the absence of lockdowns or a statewide mask mandate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows.

According the CDC’s CoVid Data Tracker, the CDC’s March 19 data shows Florida reporting 143.5 cases per 100,000, or 30,820 cases total, in the last seven days.

CDC data routinely separates New York City’s data from the remainder of the Empire State.

Even so, both areas, taken separately, exceed Florida in new cases per capita in the last seven days. New York State, excluding the city, reported 212.1 cases per 100,000, or 23,450 cases total, in the last seven days. New York City has reported 238 cases per 100,000, or 19,985 cases, in the same time period.

Combined, New York State has reported over 12,600 more cases than Florida in the last seven days alone.

Florida has also reported fewer deaths per capita than New York State as a whole throughout the pandemic, per CDC data.

Looks like the Florida governor, DeSantis, got it right.

Coming Soon To A Country Near You.

As I mentioned the other day, more and more European/Asian/African countries are withdrawing the AstraZeneca vaccine from use. I think the total is now around 25 countries.

And this is a sample of the cause. Another perfect healthy person with no known comorbidities, died of anaphylactic shock shortly after getting the shot.

27 Year old nurse dies after taking ASTRA-ZENECA vaccine.

(BTW the Georgia mentioned in the article is the one in Russia)

But then there’s this.

AstraZeneca to seek U.S. authorization for COVID-19 vaccine this month or early next

I guess since they can’t sell the vaccine in Europe anymore, it’s “Hey, let’s try to get the U.S to use it. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

Don’t you feel special now.

Thought For The Day:

How to make Superman fly.

A Man Can Fly

I especially like the two green guys in the background animating his cape.



3 Responses to Something Right . . .

  1. Linda in NE says:

    I read that the U.S. is going to share their Astra-Zeneca vaccines with Canada & Mexico. Kind of a good will gesture I guess, though all those other countries are withdrawing it.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Ours was deposited sometime in recent days…and daughter here told me that hers was deposited this week…so glad you are supposed to get your money soon!! Maybe they are punishing you because you live in Texas?

    Mask issue still same as always here…though I think some of us older folks are only wearing them to keep the peace. Sigh!

  3. Chris says:

    Well, don’t hold your breath on Florida numbers! The out of state Spring Breakers are crowding Miami by the tens of thousands with no masks or social distancing. Swat teams out last night trying to disburse the crowds. Today they imposed an 8 p.m. curfew. Guess they will have to drink and party at their hotels. Hopefully they will all get home before getting sick

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