Untold Millions ≠ 15 Cases

ADDENDUM: Due to circumstances beyond my control, since 10/20/2020, there have been activation issues re the above RealTime Counter. If this problem persists, you can access the latest RoyLab Stats by Clicking Here.

This post’s headline obviously debunks Donald J. Trump’s magical thinking… his unfounded (02/26/20) coronavirus claim…

“You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

As complete and accurate as this Real Time Counter strives to be, what it fails to report are the oceans of tears… of the patients, the medical professionals who are trying to save them, and last but not least, all who are mourning those, who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

BTW…  if you’ve been guessing that coronavirus will soon be done with us… guess again.

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart, [5] Wear protective face masks in public, [6] Avoid large crowds, [7] socially isolate at home, [8] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill / seek medical professionals’ help if necessary, [9] Know that you can be asymptomatic and still be spreading COVID-19 to others, and [10] Some epidemiologists now believe mere speaking can shed coronavirus; human airborne “droplets” remaining contagious for long periods of time. Ergo, it’s possible to contract COVID-19 even if you are the only one in the vicinity. Our best defense is to WEAR OUR MASKS every time we’re in public… watch video, below, for further details…

This post gets updated, regularly, to report the following data:

Worldwide COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Timeline:
(Military Time / Eastern U.S. Timezone readouts)

5,640,739 = 05/30/2020 06:07
7,000,000 = 06/07/2020 18:27
8,000,000 = 06/15/2020 13:23
9,000,000 = 06/22/2020 02:36
10,000,000 = 06/27/2020 17:50
11,000,000 = 07/03/2020 08:59
12,000,000 = 07/08/2020 17:10
13,000,000 = 07/13/2020 06:27
14,000,000 = 07/17/2020 14:13
15,000,000 = 07/21/2020 21:12 ¹
16,000,000 = 07/25/2020 17:17
17,000,000 = 07/29/2020 16:17
18,000,000 = 08/02/2020 08:05
19,000,000 = 08/06/2020 14:03 ²
20,000,000 = 08/10/2020 09:58

¹ 4,000,000 = 07/21/2020 15:50 (USA cases)
² 5,000,000 = 08/06/2020 14:29 (USA cases)

21,000,000 = 08/13/2020 18:17
22,000,000 = 08/17/2020 22:50
23,000,000 = 08/21/2020 20:11
24,000,000 = 08/25/2020 19:34
25,000,000 = 08/29/2020 14:02
26,000,000 = 09/02/2020 11:44
27,000,000 = 09/05/2020 18:44
28,000,000 = 09/09/2020 21:35
29,000,000 = 09/13/2020 14:56
30,000,000 = 09/16/2020 21:42

+6,000,000 = 08/27/2020 04:07 (USA cases)

31,000,000 = 09/20/2020 09:39 ¹
32,000,000 = 09/23/2020 18:49
33,000,000 = 09/26/2020 20:26
34,000,000 = 09/30/2020 13:19
35,000,000 = 10/03/2020 23:09
36,000,000 = 10/07/2020 04:37
37,000,000 = 10/09/2020 18:42
38,000,000 = 10/13/2020 05:46 ²
39,000,000 = 10/15/2020 15:55
40,000,000 = 10/18/2020 10:51

¹ 7,000,000 = 09/20/2020 19:39 (USA cases)
² 8,000,000 =
10/13/2020 05:46 (USA cases)

41,000,000 = 10/21/2020 04:30
42,000,000 = 10/23/2020 08:32
43,000,000 = 10/25/2020 12:00
44,000,000 = 10/27/2020 15:58 ¹
45,000,000 = 10/29/2020 15:59
46,000,000 = 10/31/2020 15:08
47,000,000 = 11/02/2020 14:41
48,000,000 = 11/04/2020 16:09
49,000,000 = 11/06/2020 10:02
50,000,000 = 11/07/2020 20:47

¹ 9,000,000 = 10/27/2020 15:58 (USA cases)
10,000,000 = 11/06/2020 21:58 (USA cases)

60,000,000
70,000,000
80,000,000
90,000,000

100,000,000

Additional COVID-19 Commentary…

On 06/27/2020, we learned that in a mere ½ year, ½ million members
of our human family have perished, needlessly so, considering the folly
of world “leaders” who, too oft, opt to dishonor Time-Honored Science!

Goodbye! GET LOST!

Donald J. Trump has been experiencing hallucinations; the strange voices, within his noggin, which delude him into the belief that he’s been denied a second term due to “widespread voter fraud”.

Nope, not even for a nanosecond, would he ever consider that his loss, in part, is due to his own monumental incompetence and contemptible conduct. To flesh that out, his abject negligence, re COVID-19 containment, has, SO FAR, caused over 263,000 people to die on his watch.

Indeed, just about all that’s rattling around within his mucked up head is his stop, at nothing, compulsion to reinstall his Fascist régime EITHER for four more years OR for forever (likely the latter). He’s even been making highly irrational and illegal demands that Michigan trash multiple millions of legally cast ballots; inclusive of mine.

However, our bipartisan State Board of Canvassers had a far better idea. Just yesterday, in a move that was tantamount to swatting his grubby, power grabbing paws and admonishing not so fast you effing Fascist, they voted to certify our 2020 election results:

  • Joe Biden / Kamala Harris = 2,804,040 • 50.6%
  • Donald Trump/Mike Pence = 2,649,852 • 47.8%

And that simultaneously secures our state’s 16 electoral votes for Biden / Harris and submerges subversive Trump.

As a lifelong Michigan resident and nearly half century long registered voter, I take pride in how my cast ballot, along with the 2,804,039 others, have helped empower the Biden / Harris team. And that could not have proved a more timely, more powerful statement, too!

It also pleases me, no end, that Michigan has played such a pivotal role in shutting down despotic Donald’s (attempted) nationwide ballot box coup d’état!

In the larger sense, We the People, who know what the Real America is all about, at least for the time being, have managed to stare down and halt Fascism; dead in its tracks!

Albeit 3 weeks late, let the transition from depravity to decency rock ‘n’ roll!

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

`

Bye-Bye Bygone Blessed Bliss

Our clip, above and offsite, features Bob Dylan’s released on March 27, 2020, composition, Murder Most Foul; his lyrical assessment of American culture and, of course, the John F. Kennedy assassination; the shots heard around the world, on this very day in 1963. I’ve linked us to detailed accounts of this tragic event, which had influenced the songsmith’s lyrical analysis.

My having witnessed, in real time, the disturbing, gruesome reportage “hemorrhaging” from Dealey Plaza / Dallas TX to my family’s Black and White Zenith™ TV, I can say, with certainty, that assassin had not only shot JFK, he had also blown away my childhood; i.e., my blessed, blissful naiveté.

And tears still welled up my decades older eyes, today, as I reviewed the clip, below, and offsite.

Yep, I had been forced to grow up way too soon; in real time, too; so much so that as my glance averted from that bygone television screen to the living room window; to behold the daylight dissolving into the literal and metaphorical darkness, I wound up concluding:

America will never be the same, again!

Quite the pessimistic (albeit prescient) assessment from a once-upon-a-time, carefree boy, huh?

Regrettably, my prediction of America’s demise has been coming true, too.

Post JFK, a hefty percent of the contemporary American electorate no longer expects excellence in governance; has actually begun to bank on mediocrity; so much so they routinely embrace and empower crooks, cronies and crazies. With many a régime change, we’ve been witnessing an increasingly perilous procession of un-presidential profligates.

Of course, there have been two notable exceptions, namely, the learned and honorable Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.

Hmm, were there such a thing as locatable, alternate realities, it would not be surprising to discover one where JFK had survived; where an alternate electorate had never, ever installed Donald J. Trump; where Americans would’ve booed and hissed at the mere whiff of that asshat and aspiring Fascist; so much so that, back in 2015, he’d have promptly done an about face and scampered back up that downward moving escalator.

Hmm, considering how words such as “promptly” and “scampered” would hardly describe Donny, in any reality, that certainly would’ve been a rare treat to behold!

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

Mellow Melody (Sunday Song Series)

Jay Clark and Greg Horne treat us to their performance of Sunday Afternoon. In so doing, they also become our Week #115 tour guides thru the vast realm of Sunday titled tunes.

Either view the clip, above, or click over @YouTube (offsite option to, hopefully, benefit anyone experiencing playback probs).

Our next musical adventure ventures onward seven days from now. Hope you’ll be back. Till then…

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

The Obama Book Reading Sketch

Ciip courtesy of the Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube Channel
November 20, 2020 • 515,165 views

President Barack Obama, at present, is promoting his new book, A Promised Land. His interview, last night, with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmell serves as a refreshing reminder of what it’s like to actually have a well-informed, open-minded, good-intentioned, law-abiding, self-effacing, down-to-Earth human being residing within and governing from the White House.

My above portrayal pretty much sums up why, to this very day, I’ve preserved Mr. Obama’s personally delivered, 2008 get-out-the-vote message on my landline’s answering machine; why I did my part to elect and re-elect him; why the election of his VP, Joe Biden, shows much promise. After eight years of working as a team, President-Elect Biden will have a wealth of experience to draw on. And, should additional advice ever be needed, he / we can rest assured that Mr. Obama will always be but a phone call away.

To set up our above clip, cued up to start at 21:49 (if all goes well), we’ll be viewing what I’ve titled “The Obama Book Reading Sketch”. Mr. Kimmel will further explain his novel idea to set the fun in motion.

Obviously, for any of you who’d like to view this positively enlightening and enjoyable interview, in its entirety, its but a rewind away.

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

Rejected Final Jeopardy! Clue

Final Jeopardy! Category:
White House High Tech

Inspired by the film Animal House’s hazing scene,
this current Artificial Intelligence, voice synthesizer
generated quip oft emanates from the Oval Office
gold-plated commode, once Trump’s rump is seated.

What is “Thank you, Sir, may I have another?”

`

View Hazing Scene

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

The “Event Horizon’s” Trips and Falls

`

If you’ve been viewing YouTube clips, of late, doubtlessly, you’re already aware of an advertising saturation campaign that’s been huckstering “The 3D Rug”. If you’re unfamiliar with the product, it’s trippy, spacey pattern exhibits a striking resemblance to a Black Hole’s Event Horizon.

And, as is true of its cosmological counterpart, there IS hidden, life threatening peril.

The problem is how the rug’s designer has created such a realistic illusion that, at first glance, unsuspecting passersby could, momentarily, wind up alarmed and disoriented; so much so, that they’d trip and fall.

As most of us know, throw rugs are already hazardous enough; as these accident statistics bear out.

“Annually, an estimated 37,991 adults age 65 years or older were treated in U.S. EDs (Emergency Departments) for falls associated with carpets (54.2%) and rugs (45.8%). Most falls (72.8%) occurred at home. Women represented 80.2% of fall injuries. The most common location for fall injuries in the home was the bathroom (35.7%). Frequent fall injuries occurred at the transition between carpet/rug and non-carpet/rug, on wet carpets or rugs, and while hurrying to the bathroom.” [read more]

Article Byline: Tony Rosen • Karin A. Mack • Rita K. Noonan • Published: 5 January 2013

Seeing how bone fractures can be life ending for elderly victims (my own mother, age 89, suffered and died from such an injury), I am strongly motivated to sound the Red Alert klaxons.

But, be one elderly or youthful, whether one winds up a fatality or survivor, there’s already too damned much pain and suffering in our world. Why add to the anguish by piling on, yet, another hazard; the trippy 3rd dimension, to the already dangerous throw rug.

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

`

-30-

`

`

`

ER RN Jodi Doering’s Frank Talk

“CNN’s Alisyn Camerota speaks with Jodi Doering, a nurse from South Dakota who says some of her coronavirus patients often don’t want to believe that Covid-19 is real, even in their dying moments.”

Clip and blurb courtesy of CNN • Nov 16, 2020 • 717,337 views

`

ER RN Jodi Doering’s frank discussion with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota focuses upon a flawed, fractured societal attitude that, to say the least, is worrisome.

To say more, cult leader Donald J. Trump and suck-up apprentices, such as South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, are both guilty of downplaying the ferociously contagious, deadly Corona-V; so much so, that they’ve totally mucked up their susceptible, submissive and subversive devotees’ heads.

It should come as no big surprise that gullible Trumpers adamantly refuse to mask-up to prevent the spread of COVID-19; a disease, which, in error, they either don’t believe exists or that they equate with a case of the sniffles.

While, in theory, it would still be possible for the soon-to-be President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take a crack at ending the pandemic, such an attempt would require the co-operation of everyone. However, considering the hopelessly brainwashed individuals they’ll need to contend with, just how, pray tell, will they ever work that miracle?

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

Premonition? Reality?

Just prior to high noon, come January 20, 2021, we eyewitness the desperately clinging to power, Donald J. Trump, in the midst of, yet, another of his ferocious, rampaging, psychotic episodes. He’s pumped up on both Rx’d and ill-gotten, industrial strength narcotics, too. That harmful drug interaction’s side effects include split personality, superhuman strength and anal leakage.

In that incapacity, international terrorist Donald bin Laden, has crapped his pants while repurposing the resolute desk, furniture, assorted statuary, bric-a-brac, etc. to barricade all ingress to the Oval Office. He’s now taken to Twitter to Tweet out his odious terms and threat:

“If Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts does not administer the Oath of Office to ME, instead of Joe Biden; if the hugest Inauguration Day audience, ever, is not raucously chanting ‘Twenty-Four More Years’ and Sieg Heil’, I’ll launch the nukes and mushroom cloud the entire freakin’ world.”

At that horrific juncture, the Secret Service tacticians will be convening an emergency staff meeting to weigh their options. Little doubt, at the very least, there’ll be two game plans on the table.

PLAN A: Sever all of Donny’s links to the outside world, break out the battering ram, storm into the Oval Office and bark out the ultimatum:

“Listen up scum wad! EITHER we’ll drag you out kicking and screaming OR you can salvage what little is left of your self-respect and permit us to promptly frogmarch you off the premises and into the dumpster of history.”

PLAN B (Phase 1): Have Donny’s best buddy, TV’s propaganda minister Sean Hannity, talk him down. With bullhorn in hand, he’ll cajole the fake prez into granting entry to a Judge Roberts doppelgänger, who’ll inform him that a chauffeur driven, armor-plated stretch limo (well-stocked with his all-time, fave fast food), is parked out front to whisk them both off to the National Mall. En route, the fake prez will pig out on Egg McMuffins, Big Macs, Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and wash it all down with a supersized, Diet Coke (spiked with a powerful animal tranquilizer).

PLAN B (Phase 2): Once groggy Donny comes to, he’ll be locked up within a maximum security, mental institution; a perfect White House replica. It’ll then be incumbent on faux Roberts to duly warn Trump that a sudden, climate change fueled tempest has rendered the windswept, rain-soaked Inaugural site an inundated disaster area. VainMan Trump, facing down the prospect of a bad hair day, little doubt, will become amenable to taking his Oath of Office right within the Oval Office; especially when reassured that the television camera will be beaming and streaming the proceedings, worldwide, to an audience numbered in the billions.

PLAN B (Phase 3): From that day onward, Trump will be fed a steady diet of fake news, e.g., [1] all the world leaders have relinquished their power to him; have pledged their undying, unconditional subservience, [2] all 7.8 billion souls, worldwide have also pledged their everlasting devotion [3] the U.S. Constitution has been stuffed into the shredder, [4] Pope Francis has declared him God and [5] owing to a gaggle of moonlighting, Operation Warp Speed, white lab coated medicos, he has attained immortality.

ALL PLANS NIXED: In reality, Donald J. Trump will establish a new platform / network from which to launch his shadow presidency; for the express purpose of exacting revenge via his sabotage of Joe Biden’s best efforts to end the pandemic, climate change, systemic racism, misogyny, homophobia, inequality, poverty, etc.

The End

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

The Tyke Prone To Bawl

`

Consider the creature, so amoral and small
No preacher and teacher can reach him at all

He’ll grab at his Sharpie to redraw and scrawl,
His garbled amendments: ill-conceived overhaul

How odd that the “expert” at building “The Wall”
Could not contain COVID, per clear-cut protocol

Teched Tweets title self-portrait: The Tyke Prone To Bawl
Stump speech bleats invite, incite his freak fans to brawl

Both impudence and imprudence fuel his gall
Immaturity and impurity cause bad boy to stall

Our ballot box ouster, dethroned that oddball
Yet, to get him to scram, might prove order tall

To remain in high spirits, try high proof alcohol
Let’s hoist mugs to roast him; his flaws, faults, folderol!

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

`

`

Sobering Stats and Somber Settings

This past Friday, U.S. cases of COVID-19 surpassed 11 million and, the following day, the fatalities skyrocketed to and beyond 1 quarter million. On this rainswept Sunday, of the 54.3 million sickened souls, worldwide, 1.3 million wound up sickened to death.

These sobering stats are likely understated, too; i.e., once we factor in the lack of readily available, reliable testing procedures and “our” cold, calculating, greed driven, less than forthcoming national “leaders”.

Alas, this catastrophe needn’t have happened at all.

Had these headstrong heads of state respected our world’s finest scientific minds and proactively, promptly and persistently enlightened everyone, accordingly, we could’ve all been working together to slow the spread of this ferociously communicable, predominantly airborne disease; to halt Corona-V dead in its tracks.

At present, our best defenses remain what they have been all along; shelter at home as much as possible and, when in public, mask-up and socially distance at least two meters / two yards apart.

Being in compliance with these best practices is our moral and civic duty to humanity.

Beyond that, let’s never lose sight of the human side to the above-mentioned stats; namely, how these numbers fail to take into account the oceans of tears shed by [1] the patients who’ve taken their last gasp of oxygen while isolated from their loved ones, [2] the survivors who’ve wound up disabled long haulers, [3] the dedicated medical professionals who, in spite of doing their very best, could not work the life saving miracles and, last but not least, [4] the surviving family members and friends who’ll mourn, forevermore, those who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

2020’s upcoming holiday season is going to be particularly disappointing and, in countless instances, downright heartbreaking.

Social isolating will preclude our gathering around the dinner table, in large numbers, to consume the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. But, lest anyone even begin to consider grousing about that, we must never forget the mourners who’ll be seated within their own dining rooms, tearfully staring across the table at the chairs rendered forever empty by that godforsaken, pitiless virus.

`

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

-30-

`

If YouTube won’t let you PB the Enya clip, above, try viewing it offsite.

`