Đinh Trường Chinh | night – đêm (20)

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by Đinh Trường Chinh, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

night . with me awake

the universe is a room

full of dark shadows

so I lay listening

to the call of the wind

arching branches .

 

night . with me awake

the world

a garden of stars

voices of glass

shattering beneath feet

 

nite 

taking me pass

the shadows

the depths of time

 

return I to

the universe dark shadows

to hear

the voice of time break

out on the grassland

footsteps without a print

..

night 

the night is blackest still

dark deep black

night awake

lay down by me

lulling

whispering

stay young for me

don’t grow grey

the night still young

 

the night still young

till the day is light.

_____

 

đêm . thức cùng tôi

vũ trụ là căn phòng

đầy bóng tối

tôi nằm nghe

tiếng gió

bẻ…

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‘Your child will wait for another child to die.’ Amid Covid-19 surge, Dallas County has no pediatric ICU beds left, county judge says – CNN

Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging and in Dallas County, Texas, there are “zero ICU beds left for children,” county judge Clay Jenkins said in a news conference Friday morning.

“That means if your child’s in a car wreck, if your child has a congenital heart defect or something and needs an ICU bed, or more likely if they have Covid and need an ICU bed, we don’t have one. Your child will wait for another child to die,” Jenkins said. “Your child will just not get on the ventilator, your child will be CareFlighted to Temple or Oklahoma City or wherever we can find them a bed, but they won’t be getting one here unless one clears.”
The judge added no ICU beds have been available for children for at least 24 hours. The Texas Department of State Health Services told CNN the shortage of pediatric ICU beds is related to a shortage in medical staff.

Source: ‘Your child will wait for another child to die.’ Amid Covid-19 surge, Dallas County has no pediatric ICU beds left, county judge says – CNN

It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

July 2021 has earned the unenviable distinction as the world’s hottest month ever recorded, according to new global data released today by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

“In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “July is typically the world’s warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the hottest July and month ever recorded. This new record adds to the disturbing and disruptive path that climate change has set for the globe.”

Source: It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Jamaica records 544 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Petchary's Blog

My apologies for not writing more about many other issues that concern me (and there are many important ones, especially related to the environment and climate change). However, COVID-19 has overwhelmed everything and everyone. We were shocked to learn the numbers for yesterday (August 12). The Delta variant (and the expected Third Wave) is clearly with us.

Please, please get vaccinated! Vaccines are here. Don’t delay!

In case you missed last night’s lengthy press briefing at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, here is the recording.

Here is a release from the Ministry:

Jamaica records 544 new COVID-19 positives

  • 8 deaths confirmed while hospitals remain over capacity

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Friday, August 13, 2021: In the last 24 hours, Jamaica has confirmed 544 new cases of COVID-19 infections and eight (8) deaths while hospitals islandwide remain over capacity, reinforcing the need for redoubled efforts at infection prevention and…

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