Milestones – 900th Post and 800K Americans Dead From COVID

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Yep, made it to 900 posts on this blog! Amazed. Humbled. Wondering where the time went!

Let’s look back on the milestone posts and the dates for each one….

800th – July 8, 2020 – IMPT: Face Masks – What’s the Best Kind and Where Can You Get Them?

700th – May 24, 2020 – Pandemic Photo and Video O’ Day 71

600th – April 10, 2020 – READING! “My Paper.li” For Friday, April 10th

500th – April 19, 2017 – Easter Celebration! Journal: Wednesday, April 19th

400th – December 5, 2016 – Meditation Monday: Second Week of Advent

300th – May 15, 2016 – Lectionary Gospel: Pentecost Sunday-May 15th

200th – October 31, 2015 – Lectionary Gospel: Solemnity of All Saints – November 1st

100th – April 1, 2015 – A Gaggle of Google

And the very first post, on November 20, 2014 – Welcome to Our Place of Collaboration

In case you’re wondering that was exactly 7 years and 25 days ago.

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Many of the posts over the last 20 or so months have been about The Pandemic.

So, I note here another staggering and tragic milestone passed earlier this week:

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From the NY Times:

By now, Covid-19 has become the third leading cause of death among Americans 65 and older, after heart disease and cancer. It is responsible for about 13 percent of all deaths in that age group since the beginning of 2020, more than diabetes, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/12/15/world/covid-omicron-vaccines#covid-deaths-in-the-united-states-surpass-800000

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Also from the NY Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/us/covid-deaths-elderly-americans.html

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This ceremony, on the eve of President Biden’s Inauguration, feels particularly important to recall as about 400,000 more Americans have died of COVID since this was held:

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