Daily corona round-up

What’d I miss?

It’s been a big day for me — I showered and put on clean clothes and left the house by 9 a.m., spent the entire day doing business! Forgive the exclamation point, but it’s been awhile since I had a full day of face-to-face action in the books.

So I have not been doomscrolling, not even a little, all day. What happened? Is Trump still president? Did white supremacists storm anything? Any more of those sweet #NoFlyList videos surface?

Anyway: Coronavirus is still happening, all day long.

The numbers

  • A spike in North Carolina: 9,853 new cases, for 650,926 total. We have 80 new deaths for 7,825.
    • 3,990 hospitalized, most ever.
    • 11.1 positive test rate, trending down
    • 44,271 completed vaccine cycles, almost double yesterdays. 238,344 have had the first show, again double yesterday.
  • Some advice. forGuilford County: Slow tf down. 562 new cases makes 27,054. With 336 deaths (+0) and 4,881 current cases, 262 of them hospitalized.
  • Forsyth gets 327 new ones, 24,103 total. With 237 deaths (+1), 4,536 current cases.

A diversion

I think we should all watch The Diary of Anne Frank, an animated version from 1995. Because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Program notes

  • “Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford,” British, from the late 1800s. That’s all we know, really. Thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s public-domain collection.
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