Thursday, April 15, 2021

CoViD-19: Breakthrough Virus | Brazilians Suffer Under Bolsinaro | US "Holding Russia To Account" | San Diego Emergency Services To Move To Falck |

Happy Birthday To My Sister (Taken 5.1.2020)

I've been thinking a lot about the past year: what's changed, what we learned, new routines, old and new habits, and all that kinda stuff in general. There are still so many projects and things I thought I'd do if ever given a year off that I haven't even touched. One of the things I'm thinking about is email. Do I keep subscribing to all these newsletters and how do I plan a transition back to music and stuff, and honestly, I don't know that I will go back the way it was before. I'm already getting requests and stuff for calendar listings and I still cringe. I'm not ready.

In the meantime, I get all these COVID and health related newsletters and one I really like comes from Kaiser Health News, which sends a daily recap of the news topics and a grip of articles related to that topic. But sometimes its infuriating. Like I swear there are links to like twenty articles --in one day--about vaccine hesitancy in rural, white, evangelical communities, especially in light of the pause of the J&J vaccine. I understand it is topical but sometimes the amplification itself is the problem. There's a reason Facebook makes so much money off sharing false and bad information. I know I'm isolated and live in a liberal bubble, but I have not met one single person who doesn't want to get vaccinated. So while the news loves the extremes--the lack of vaccines and appointments, and then endless stories about vaccine hesitancy, my head might explode. So I'm gonna cut out early and call it a night. By the way, I'm currently reading “You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism,” by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar and it's a quick read but they're so funny and the stories are both unbelievable and sadly totally true and believable. 

Lots of news today on Russia, vaccine eligibility expanded to all Californians 16 and up, CDC released breakthrough virus numbers and ore

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