Online Worship

Online worship isn’t working out for me. I fall completely out of sync, and infrequent church visits according to the COVID schedule barely help.

To give an example, I almost packed salami and cheese sandwiches for the after-church gathering tomorrow. Deep in the recesses of my brain, I vaguely felt that there was something about this time of year that makes this a bad idea. Thankfully, I did Google it.

When Did SARS-COV-2 Start?

Well, this is really interesting:

SARS-CoV-2 RBD-specific antibodies were detected in 111 of 959 (11.6%) individuals, starting from September 2019 (14%), with a cluster of positive cases (>30%) in the second week of February 2020 and the highest number (53.2%) in Lombardy. This study shows an unexpected very early circulation of SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic individuals in Italy several months before the first patient was identified, and clarifies the onset and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Finding SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in asymptomatic people before the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy may reshape the history of pandemic.

September is a lot earlier than anybody assumed before.

Note that this trial started in September and they found antibodies in September. What if the trial had started in June of 2019?

Pride Comes Before Fall

When I said here on the blog a few years ago that “universal pre-K” was all about getting kids to stare at screens, getting fat and addicted while funneling state money to tech companies, people told me I was crazy, ha ha, nobody will force kids to sit at home staring at screens and call that education.

Sadly, none of those people found the strength to come back and say, hey, you were right, how on earth did you know this so far in advance?

And then I’d answer and they’d know, too. Life would be less unpredictable.

But people who are capable of recognizing they were wrong are extremely rare.

School’s Out in NYC

New York is closing schools again, almost without notice. The reason is that “positivity rate,” whatever that is, is close to 3%. That means absolutely nothing to anybody but the mothers who will now not be able to show up for work on Monday clearly mean even less.

This is why I’m saying that public education is dead. Once they have started doing this, they’ll never stop. It’s a great way to push people out of this form of welfare without explicitly canceling it.

It’s now completely clear why more married women voted for Trump than Hillary or Biden. This is a catastrophe to us, but the rich and the unattached don’t care and can concentrate on imaginary stories about racismsexism instead.

Ironically, there’s absolutely nothing more truly racist and sexist than destroying the public school system. This is item #1 on the Democratic agenda, and all of the inane wailing about inclusion is a front for this cynical plan.

Payback Time

Somebody who closely follows the stock market told me that the moment Pfizer announced the vaccine, the stocks of Facebook, Amazon and Co started to go down. For those in these companies who have a stock option as part of the compensation package, even 1% down makes a big difference.

So the stocks went down.

Almost immediately, Biden’s spokesperson promised a 4-6 week national lockdown. Stocks of the companies that profit from lockdowns went back up and stabilized. Makes sense because that’s why they put him in power.