23 March 2020 – Monday – #8

Remember last month when reclining seats was the hot airline topic? It’s no longer a question of how comfortable I’ll be flying back to the US, but whether I can fly to the US at all. According to yesterday’s email from the US State Dept (or “Deep State Dept” as Dear Leader now calls it):Continue reading “23 March 2020 – Monday – #8”

22 March 2020 – Sunday – #7

It may be a little early to call the Italian Covid-19 lockdown a success, but there is a glimmer of hope that the increases in cases and in deaths are decelerating (with Google Translate). In #Lombardia, new ICU admissions are slowly falling (today +43, last Saturday they were +85 in one day). The peak ofContinue reading “22 March 2020 – Sunday – #7”

19 March 2020 – Thursday – #4

While Nate Silver and Elon Musk tweet about who needs ventilators, the Italians are printing them. Until there are treatments or a vaccine, the difference between life and death for anyone seriously ill from Covid-19 is a ventilator and there aren’t enough. The manufacturer of said US$11,000 ventilator is suing for patent infringement (see bottomContinue reading “19 March 2020 – Thursday – #4”