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In my serial Ann & Anna, Parts 17, reprinted below, and in part 16 (Power), as well as the foreshadowing in earlier parts, which post on Sundays, the theme of Passing, as in Black folks passing for White, comes to the forefront of the story. A reader asked me about this topic, and I thought it might be interesting for other readers, as well:
” Can Willow pass?
Well, she certainly does not believe so, but Anna, and little Tilly, clearly think that she can.
Remember, passing is more than about just how light your skin is (and how ‘kinky’ your hair is, which is always how Mexicans can tell I’m Black…)
Passing is an interesting and delicate thing: it really depends on the eye of the beholder.
I, personally, cannot pass at all in most of DC, MD, NY/NJ, and certainly not…
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Wir hatten ziemlich grenzwertiges Wetter in der letzten Woche, alles von +8 Grad Celsius zu Nachtfrost und unter +2 Grad C am Tag. Dazu harter Wind von West und Nordwest. Zum ersten Mal hat es unseren 1000 l Wassertank von seinem Palettenstapel gerissen … und die Regenrinne gleich mit. Der Tank war zwar leer, aber trotzdem … jetzt haben wir ihn in eine windstille Ecke geschoben. Die Vögel waren so schockiert, dass sie zwei Tage lang auf der Nordseite nicht gefressen haben. Das sind natürlich Bagatellen im Vergleich zu Erdbeben, Vulkanausbrüchen, Waldbränden, Überschwemmungen etc.
… The weather last week was rather extreme, all between +8 degrees Celsius to night frosts and under +2 C during the day. Add a hard wind from west and northwest to that. For the first time, our 1000 l water tank was blown down from its rest of pallets … and the drain pipe with…
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The administration has gotten much right, but its response has been hampered by confusing messaging, a lack of focus on testing, fear of political blowback and the coronavirus’s unpredictability.
Basically, the new guidelines recommend leaving isolation at :
–> 5 dias: if the person is asymptomatic on the fifth day after detection of the disease (without fever or respiratory symptoms in the previous 24 hours without the use of antipyretics) and performs a test (antigen or CRP) with a negative result ;
–> 7 dias: if there are no symptoms after seven days of isolation (ie fever or respiratory symptoms in the previous 24 hours without using antipyretics), it is possible to exit quarantine without the need to perform a test ;
–> 10 dias: if on the seventh day there are still symptoms or the test is positive, you have to extend the isolation to 10 days. In case of improvement (do not have fever or respiratory symptoms in the previous 24 hours without the use of antipyretics), you can leave the isolation at the end of the tenth day without a test ;
–> Mais de 10 dias: it is valid for people who, at the end of that period, still have symptoms. Experts recommend consulting a doctor (it may be by telemedicine), explaining the case and asking for guidance.