1839 – Africans aboard the slave ship Amistad seize control and order crew to sail to Africa but arrive in the U.S. to face murder and piracy charges; they are later acquitted and returned to their homeland.July 1st
Although the U.S. has been in the grip of the Pandemic for 109 days now (counting from Friday, March 13th,) today marks the sixth month point from when China first warned the world of the novel coronavirus – SARS-COVID-19.
This excellent article from LiveScience summarizes where the world is now with this baffling and deadly disease.
The respected journalist James Fallows in The Atlantic looks back to examine the U.S. response in “The Three Weeks Which Changed Everything”
And if you’re wondering why the European Union is not allowing travelers from the U.S. to enter, this graph tells it all:
It’s late so, I’m not going to rant about my anger with those who refuse to wear a “cloth face covering” in public, especially in-doors, to protect others from COVID-19.
The Atlantic (more calmly than I could) explores why far too many people are not wearing masks in “The Dudes Who Won’t Wear Masks”
If reasonable, scientific evidence will help convince any non-mask wearers that you know, please forward them this link (which includes an excellent, illustrative video) from LiveScience: “Visualization Shows Exactly How Face Masks Stop COVID-19 Transmission”
Or just share this video with them from a family of YouTubers whom I’ve featured here before:
Oh yeah, Friday morning at 0300 EDT is when Hamilton will be available to stream on Disney+:
EXCITED? AM I EVER!!!