Please note that my main data chart has been altered considerably with new categories that the state has come out with — which are largely self-explanatory. I filled in all the old data and did some averaging and then inadvertently deleted it without a copy. Expletive deleted.  I’ll try again later. Notice we still are using most of our adult ICU beds but don’t have many hospitalized pediatric cases (at least not in the hospital). Note that the local counts remain high and that the Covid admissions over the last 24 hour reporting period continue to climb. In short, we are still in a MESS. Encourage masks, vaccinations and boosters, crowd avoidance, and distance from others when you have to be around people. Don’t give up now; things are improving slowly in the global sense. 

We investigate Covid’s mysterious two-month cycle.

WHY? ”’…1. One [theory] involves the virus itself. Rather than spreading until it has reached every last person, perhaps it spreads in waves that happen to follow a similar timeline. How so? Some people may be especially susceptible to a variant like Delta, and once many of them have been exposed to it, the virus starts to recede — until a new variant causes the cycle to begin again (or until a population approaches herd immunity)…”


 2. ”…The second plausible explanation involves human behavior. People don’t circulate randomly through the world. They live in social clusters,..Perhaps the virus needs about two months to circulate through a typically sized cluster, infecting the most susceptible — and a new wave starts when people break out of their clusters, such as during a holiday.


3. ”… people may follow cycles of taking more and then fewer Covid precautions, depending on their level of concern….”

”Whatever the reasons, the two-month cycle predated Delta. It has repeated itself several times in the U.S., including both last year and early this year, with the Alpha variant, which was centered in the upper Midwest:”

Breakthrough infections are less likely to lead to long Covid, a study suggests.

“People who experience breakthrough infections of the coronavirus after being fully vaccinated are about 50 percent less likely to experience long Covid than are unvaccinated people who catch the virus, researchers said in a large new report on British adults….”

And directly from New York City, some humor:


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Opinion: Old White Men Dictating To Women

 Opinion: Old White Men Dictating To Women

By George Smith  — September 2, 2021

What is it with men, mostly white old men, feeling a need to dictate to women what they can and cannot do with their  bodies?

The Texas abortion ban law is a blatant attempt of men telling women, “Your rights end at the end of my pen that writes laws.” The initial reluctance of the Supreme Court (5-4)  to overturn the case further divides this country. The issue will come back to the court in the near future.

Equality does not exist in this male dominated society; separation of church and state does not exist if biblical interpretations of specific “umbrella” scriptures —Thou shall not kill.” — are used as the basis for discriminatory laws.

What was the last law passed that took away a “right” of men? Can you remember any law that prohibited men from making a health decision made after consultation with their doctor AND their god?

Who are we to tell ANY WOMAN — or MAN — what they can do with their own body?

Asinine laws by do-gooder legislators will not prevent pregnancy termination; laws discriminating against women will only enhance the back alley abortion business and result in the unnecessary death of women.

The issue of abortion is one of the most divisive subjects and it doesn’t have to be.

Those who use the Bible as a reason to stop abortions on every level are cherry-picking scriptures.

The bible orders the death penalty for murder of a human being, but not for the expulsion of a fetus.

When does life begin?

According to the Bible, life begins at birth–when a baby draws its first breath. The bible defines life as “breath” in several significant passages, including the story of Adam’s creation in Genesis 2:7, when God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Jewish law traditionally considers that personhood begins at birth.

What we all need to remember is that the key to understanding and love is kindness.

Ephesians 4:32. And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.


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