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Weekend – A globe of rich vs poor. In-person events like the FA Cup Semi Final, soccer and baseball games in the UK and the US; in India, Brazil and other areas record breaking new cases. Washington State numbers are steadily climbing; Gov Inslee calling this “wave 4”.

Data again from the weekend Seattle Times.

Friday – “Pandemic fatigue” is the zeitgeist – and as a result cases are surging.

Thursday – more reporting on the politics behind vaccines. Red vs Blue states. Voting history being a strong correlation to intent to vaccinate.

Wednesday – J&J and AstraZeneca tests being stopped or delayed. Increasing positive tests globally – UK, France, India, US; here in Washington State I am sure this is another wave slowly breaking. If so – it’s going to be another summer of restrictions. Graph from The Seattle Times.


Tuesday – six blood clot cases from millions of doses; yet the J&J vaccine is being delayed. Two WA counties are moved back to Phase 2 of reopening; King County was close to being pushed backed.

Monday – UK reduces lockdown. Long queues for shops, bars, haircuts. WHO: Pandemic “a long way from over”.

This time last year was “week 6” – and at work we were discussion what return to work would look like. Ran my first Zoom meeting with online voting for 5th LD Dems. “Reopen America” was trending.

The Guardian The Seattle Times
12 Apr here here
13 Apr here here
14 Apr here here
15 Apr here here
16 Apr here here
17 Apr here here
18 Apr here here