127 Million

Globally 127 Million cases. US is at a solid 30 Million. Global deaths at 2.7 Million with US deaths at 549 thousand.

Vaccines are rolling out swiftly across the US and it is interesting to see how things change. Mask use is still encouraged but there is a trend of “I got the vaccine, I don’t need a mask” coming on.

Spring break was a complete shit show, with the larger outbreaks happening at college campus events now.

My son will start back to in session learning on April 1st. He is unhappy about it because he feels this is yet another schedule change/disruption after being used to having school online. The new structure is a bit confusing with attendance happening twice per week, half days.

Students have returned in our area and, as expected, cases show up at schools. I wish we’d waited until September to get the kids back to class but there is money involved so here we are.

Brazil is a full on catastrophe right now. The President of Brazil is very anti-science and the numbers are staggering. There is a very real concern that new variants of the virus will hit hard and spread.

I’m of the mindset now that this is never going away fully and this will eventually be a yearly thing, even after the vaccines. Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna appear to be the most effective at the moment. I am not eligible yet.

It has been a full year of working from home, school from home and generally everything from home. We’ve made the best of it. We’ve still been able to travel, spend weekends away when we could to go hiking and generally have been doing well. I miss going out to eat and attending events. I miss music most of all! Concerts are a lifeblood for me and not attending one has really bothered me. Hopeful we return to that soon.

52 Million

52 Million cases globally, with 1.2 million deaths. 10 Million cases in the United States, with 242,000 deaths.

Corona virus cases in the United States have exploded and the numbers are horrific. Hospitals are starting to fill up again in many states and I am deeply concerned that we still don’t know enough about this virus to combat against it.

I have two friends, a couple, that both came down with the virus. One is a nurse and she was sick for weeks while her husband was on a ventilator for 11 days. Both ‘recovered’ but here’s the goofy thing. She still tests positive for the antibodies and he does not.

She is considered a long hauler and continues to deal with major health issues.

Talk of a vaccine being available after the end of the year. Feels very rushed to me and I am in no hurry to stand in line for it.

Countries across the globe are locking down again, as are many cities in the United States.

Overall, we aren’t very good at fighting this.

Trump was defeated in the election and continues to fight and refuses to concede. We all saw that coming and it should surprise absolutely nobody.

Historic voter numbers for the United States. Joe Biden has almost 5 million more votes than Trump, but Trump is claiming massive voter fraud. QAnon has gone silent. Trump supports have not.