The work begins
I’m taking a break from naming insurrectionists and listing seditious public officials who need to resign — though I’m not done by a longshot — to handle some business, which despite an insurrection, an inspirational inauguration and a wild first 24 hours, must continue.
So: Forms, calls, math, signatures, payments etc., done, I might add, in an actual office. Yep, I left the house today. Feels weird.
It’s a wonder I still have time to compile the daily update. And yet, here we are.
- Hey NC: We are moving in the wrong direction: 7,183 new cases today, 698,099 total. With 8,339 deaths (+139), we’re heading into ugly territory.
- 10.3 percent positive test rate, moving down, which means we’re not filling the pipeline quite as fast.
- New state vaccination numbers: 76,293 have had both doses as of yesterday, and 424,274 have had the first dose. Another 72,563 have been administered to long-term care workers and residents.
- Guilford sucks, with 551 new cases, making 29,277 total. Three new deaths (348) and 5,162 current cases.
- Forsyth claims a more reasonable 223 new cases, for 25,696. Four new deaths (259) and 4,552 current cases (give or take).
Have you ever heard of The Happytime Murders? Neither have I! But it’s a puppet=driven murder mystery form 2018 directed by Jim Henson’s son, Brian, which is dope. You can;t watch that one for free, but you can watch Meet the Feebles, a puppet action film from New Zealand in 1989, directed by Peter Jackson, who I understand went on to do big things. In Kiwi country, it was known as Frogs of War.
- “Christ Healing the Blindman” is a Dutch work by Gerardus Guyckinck I, a five year effort from 1725-30. Would that all who were so blind have their sight restored as effortlessly. Thanks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s public-domain collection.
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