Dates. On Wednesday, March 11, WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The next day, on March 12, I drove to Orlando for wine walk that evening. Rob stayed at home. He was supposed to have elective surgery the following week and needed to go through X-rays, blood work and so on.
Megan and I returned the next day, Friday March 13, and she stayed for the weekend. Rob didn’t feel great that weekend and Megan and I kept our distance.
By the time she returned to Orlando on Monday, March 16, Rob’s elective surgery was postponed for a week because there were several COVID patients in the hospital where he would be. But the following week, elective surgeries were cancelled. He no longer needs the elective surgery. My joke is that COVID cured him.
Am I asymptomatic?
Two weeks later, on May 17, Florida had 44,811 cases. Today, June 26, we’ve been open since Memorial Day weekend and we have 122, 960 cases, with nearly 9000 new cases today. And today – in about five weeks – the number of cases have increased by 24,592 cases a week. Today, Florida is a hot spot because it closed too late and opened too early.
And today, Pence, the self-declared Christian, remarked that the country is in a good place. We’ve come back, we’re ready to move forward. Really? With more than 46,000 new cases a day in this country, more than 126,000 deaths, well, none of that is real in the trump bubble. And wearing masks has become politicized.
Overall, it’s a shit show.
Where will be by July 11, four months to the day that WHO declared a pandemic?
For accurate statistics, I monitor several sites. I’m less trustful of anything the CDC puts out because they seem to have abdicated whoever they used to be. For global stats, I use the worldometer – independent of the U.S. and CDC.
For Florida statistics, I’ve bypassed the Florida Department of Health since I learned that scientists Rebeka Jones was fired for refusing to fix the case numbers to justify opening the state of Florida. I think she was fired in early May. Since then, she has created her own dashboard .
She offers information that Governor DeSantis and his health department don’t. In fact,
according to an interview that Jones gave to The Guardian UK, DeSantis is trying to massage the numbers of cases to make things in Florida look like it’s all under control so y’all come on down for July 4, our beaches are open!
So here we are. Tomorrow, I’m going to find a place where I can be tested for antibodies, for free. I don’t know is antibodies makes us immune, but it will at least tell me whether I’ve had the virus and have developed antibodies.