Pandemic Articles, Video, Marble League 2020 Update and Photo O’ Day 120

https://howmanydaystill.com/its/presidential-election-2021

2012 – Report shows one of every 13 voting age African Americans is disenfranchised (four times more than non-black citizens); Florida, Kentucky and Virginia bar over 20% of black residents from voting.

July 12th

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I didn’t get a chance today to post “My Paper.li” article links for Saturday. There were/are quite a few good stories there.

Here’s a few of the best and most important ones:

“Can the Church Wake Up From the American Dream?”

The South Pole is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of the Earth”

Planet Money [Podcast] Summer School is in Session”

The Best True Crime Podcasts of All Time”

Birdwatching is an Easy Way to Practice Mindfulness”

“10 of the Best Podcasts for Horror Fans”

https://paper.li/e-1584814795#/

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Last night when I posted Friday’s Photo O’ Day, I was pretty fired up with anger about the possible “super-spreader” wedding reception I was hired to serve at on Friday night.

I’ve cooled off a bit in the 24 hours since then, but a few COVID articles today got me fired up again about young adults (like the ones at the wedding Friday night) and widely irresponsible behavior in a Pandemic Period (like I witnessed last night)

“Doctors Start Seeing New Coronavirus Symptom Patterns in Young People” :

  • Coronavirus symptoms are no longer a mystery, but doctors dealing with the new surge in cases in some US states have noticed new patterns in patients.
  • Younger patients are seeking medical help as more of them are being infected than before.
  • Symptoms including abdominal pain and migraines are often reported, but rarely high fever.

“30 Year-Old Man Dies After Attending a ‘COVID’ Party Thinking Virus Was a ‘Hoax'”

“I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”

Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio this week after attending a so-called “COVID party,” according to the hospital.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/30-old-man-dies-attending-covid-party-thinking-151429822–abc-news-topstories.html

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And the Photo O’ Day is this one from this article: As Texas morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in several counties

https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/10/texas-coronavirus-deaths-morgues-capacity/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

The “runner-up” for the Photo O’ Day for Saturday comes from this story which “pinged” my phone as a “breaking news” item:

Trump Wears Mask in Public for the First Time During the Pandemic

And if you need some satirical humor after all of this, check out this dialog by Dave Eggers: “Testing, Testing”

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Although a number of U.S. pro sports are slowing coming back, there’s only one competition going on in which ZERO of the participants will test positive for COVID – Marble League 2020!

It’s been about a week since my last update and another event has been completed – Newton’s Cradle.

After the first three events, here’s where the teams stand. See the four teams I’m rooting for at this post.

The next event – the Long Jump – will be posted on Sunday and I’ll be sure to update the results more quickly next time!

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