Weekend – baking, “Fifty Shades of Grain” project. Confusion, angst, anger over relaxation/return to work. 20k deaths in hospitals in the UK.
Friday – drinking/injecting Lysol fallout still ongoing. Off to buy 50lb of bread flour from the mill.
well – that might be the end of regular BBC daily rolling summaries. I just can’t find a daily link. WA State Emergency Management had to issue this (a little tongue in cheek)
Wednesday – up early, check emails, new morning ritual is to find the BBC latest news link and post it to the table below. It’s a pain to find retrospectively.
Good chat with the kids about “flatten the curve” and calculus (who doesn’t like some more maths during home-school?) – area under the curve stays constant. Same number of cases; hopefully the peak is lower so there are less deaths. Second wave is going to be brutal.
18k deaths in UK hospitals; at some point the non-hospital deaths are going to be tallied. That will be a sizable number.
Continued discussion about “back to work” and what that might look like. I think cohorts, optional wfh will be the new norm.
Tuesday – 2.5 million global cases, 171k deaths. Trump puts immigration ban in place for 60 days, Green Card holders included. Plenty of fact checking going on.
Monday – it’s nearly May. That means working from home for most of March and all of April.
Negative oil prices (based on future contracts and the need to move crude). I half-joked that negative oil pricing was a story prompt for post-apocalyptic fiction. The Economist had an article several years ago that Russia needed oil >$80 to be viable. June forward looks stable at $20-$25/barrel.
Anti-lockdown protests look like some astroturfing.
No updates from me regarding the WA DOH data – it’s been really challenging – and I’ve found more success with other sources.
Seattle Times has a good summary (read the text)
Local and global coverage for future reference.