Florida and Texas lead US COVID-19 surge | CIDRAP

Over the weekend, COVID-19 cases continued to surge across the country with Florida experiencing record daily highs of new cases and hospitalizations. The current surge of virus activity is due to the highly transmissible Delta (B1617.2) variant.

Yesterday the country reported 25,141 new COVID-19 cases, and 71 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracker. In total, America has confirmed 35,020,438 COVID-19 cases, including 613,254 deaths.

The 7-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases is 78,472, according to data from the Washington Post. New daily cases rose 54.2% over the past week, while deaths rose by 31.6% and hospitalizations by 42.2%.

The outbreak is concentrated in areas with low vaccination coverage. Today Jeff Zients, the head of the White House COVID-19 response said 1 in 3 cases nationwide occurred in Florida or Texas this week.

The 7-day average of new daily cases is now higher than the peak of last summer.

“While we desperately want to be done with the pandemic, COVID-19 is not done with us,” Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said at a White House briefing. “Our battle must last longer. This is hard this is heavy, we are in this together.”

Source: Florida and Texas lead US COVID-19 surge | CIDRAP

AGOSTO LILÁS

Violence against women…

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A violência contra a mulher é um problema social grave. Na verdade, eu considero a violência como um “nervo exposto”. Por que estou usando essa expressão? Porque seguindo ao pé da letra, um nervo exposto é aquilo que ” que qualquer coisa que venha bater em cima”, machuca, faz sangrar…”. Você consegue compreender o porquê de tal comparação? Pois bem, a violência machuca, seja na sua forma sutil ou carregada de agressividade. O que quero dizer é que, de qualquer forma, o seu resultado é danoso.

O ” Agosto Lilás ” trás uma proposta muito boa que é oferecer proteção à mulher que é vítima da violência. Mas, não é só isso, há um trabalho de conscientização que faz um alerta a sociedade para que esta, possa se sensibilizar diante desse problema, e contribua para o fim dessa violência. Como? Fazendo campanhas de conscientização, distribuição de panfletos, paletras e outros…

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That “Day”

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There was a day last week, that literally numbed and exploded my mind at the same time.

On one day, I saw Americans talking about how ridiculous Republicans are with their “pro-the-blue” and yet, at the same time, ignore the police and security who were harmed and injured and killed during Jan 6th. At the same time I saw transphobic women, “standing with” another transphobic woman, where the public are being asked for her to be sacked, because she keeps like a violent man’s tweets. Yet, at the same time saying how they’re all for Women’s Rights.

It was really bizarre, to the similarities between the two groups, at once.

And how they don’t see it, blows my mind.

Both groups not only stand with other people’s horrific behaviour in their own group, but deny it, lie about it and then hide behind the Constitution or Women’s Rights.

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EU: 60% vaccinated adults

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Brussels 02.07.2021 Today,the European Commission president announced that 60% of all adults in the EU are now fully vaccinated. “Full vaccination protects us from #COVID19 and its variants” the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen wrote on her Twitter micro blog.
“Let’s stay vigilant. Let’s get vaccinated! For our own health – and to protect others” the EU top official called.

Pfizer company is raising the price of its Covid19 product in Europe by over 25% under a newly negotiated contract with the European Union (EU), according to a report from the Financial Times (FT) newspaper. Competitor Moderna is also hiking the price of its…

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A “Third Wave” (of mangoes) on Emancipation Day

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First of all, a disclaimer of sorts: I am not trying to make light of COVID-19. It is weighing heavily on our minds, as new casesare hovering around the 200 mark on a daily basis, and our hospitals are filling up rapidly. It’s no joke at all. Mass vaccination is under way – and we are so grateful for the vaccines, indeed!

So, throughout this hot, treacherous summer the mango trees in our yard have been bestowing their bounty on us, as if to compensate for the trials of the pandemic and the at times almost intolerable heat. And they have come in waves – heavy, bouncing waves, sometimes crashing on the roof and rolling off.

Julies from mother-in-law’s house. (My photo)

The First Wave was the Julie mangoes (augmented greatly by my mother-in-law’s generous tree on the other side of town, which is the “gift that keeps on…

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Perfume de artista

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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El arte estaba impregnado en su esencia y en su forma, y lo percibía en sí y en las imágenes de los espejos y de los charcos, al asomar y al preguntar por su identidad, al despertar una mañana y al dormir una noche, al crear sus obras y al andar por el mundo, al vivir y al soñar, al escribir su nombre y al pronunciarlo y al callarlo, al reír y al llorar, al caminar y al remar. Le encantaba experimentar los minutos, los días y los años de su existencia, aquí y allá, en las aventuras y en los capítulos que protagonizaba; pero el arte, fiel a su alma, ya era él, y no se traicionaba al escribir sus letras, sus palabras, decoradas con sentimientos y perfumadas con ideas. Era ser humano, y artista; persona, y creador…

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