I posted in the Health and Happiness While we were counting the record number of votes, America broke another record: 116,000 confirmed ... as follows: "While we were counting the record number of votes, America broke another record: 116,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 1 day." My source was a headline in the Washington Post, which has actually since been updated to 128,000. [washingtonpost.com]
Since I posted it, I have twice had to edit it since I've noticed the number somehow changed to 1,000, not 116,000. Is someone editing my post, and if so, who, how, and why? What, in essence, is going on here?
“The syseditor has a bug”, I would have said decades ago when I was maintaining software.
In recent days the editor has introduced several errors. I worked around them by doing a copy before I clicked on “Edit” and on “Delete” and pasted to a blank edit box.
gotta wonder why we are "counting cases" of covid anyway? Can you think of any other virus we are counting the positives of? Do you realize that "flatten the curve" implies absolutely no reduction in "positive cases," in the end, but merely stretching the timetable "so hospitals don't get overwhelmed?" Dont buy the hype, imo; all that has really happened is that 116k, or 128k whatever, no longer have to read this ridic bs every day, as like 98% of them are now immune.
yes, 3k died, and that is tragic, but guess how many were going to die anyway! 3k
I worry about the editing of posts and the changing remarks especially in the days of clicks, views, and likes. We can end up with others claiming something different than we said or done. Keep in mind that many are paid by clicks, views, and likes and that a certain amount of them means memes and remarks can be sold for profit. Usually that profit is not yours, and this is how the world works today.
Over the past few years I've become increasingly concerned about the affect we humans have had on our planet. Like all living beings, we are egocentric and instinctively do everything we can to make our lives as comfortable as possible and propagate our species.
In a way, we are like a virus. We take what we need without thought even though we are slowly killing our host and the ecosystems that allow our planet to maintain life.
As I see the efforts to stop the virus from claiming lives, I understand that need. We are each concerned about our own well being and the well being of our loved ones. None of us want our parents, siblings, other family members or friends to die from this disease.
But at the same time, I'm aware that as we use our enhanced intelligence to save our lives, we are also sentencing ourselves to eventual doom. There will be some point where we exhaust the earth's ability to provide us enough resources.
It's ironic. We have intelligence that gives us the ability to understand things beyond our simple instincts but we are still driven by those instincts. We use our intelligence to further the ends of our instincts, despite the ability to understand that it's likely to end badly.
It is really troubling in this age when we have instant access to information all over the world that people can still be in denial over a massive pandemic. It is said one should not put all their eggs in one basket but that seems to be how we access information. The information age has made a lot of people extremely myopic!!
The northern states where it is spiking right now went through a cold spell about 10 days ago. Scientists predicted that when winter came and everyone had to stay put indoors, we would see a wave come through. That's exactly what is happening. The cases are spreading through family contact. Cold weather = staying indoors around family and friends = the spread of Covid.
I predict we will see another wave after Thanksgiving, then another after Christmas, then New Years.
The "flu" didn't magically go away after Election Day?
I keep hearing people bitching about how they're so "over" Covid.
I'm still hearing people bitching about wearing masks.
I'm still seeing people without masks when I go out.
People took their kids trick or treating on Halloween.
People are attending college football games. Lots of them without masks.
Of course the numbers are exploding.
People are fucking stupid.
They're letting their guard down and acting like it's over.
It's not over, and it's getting worse.
I don't know why anyone should be surprised by this.