Shortcut to the full report for Wednesday:

The USA’s national indicators are still looking much better than they were before this week:

  • New cases are down about 18% from last Wednesday. That is the eleventh consecutive day of declines, and the 14th decline in the past 17 days
  • Fatalities are down about 10% from last Wednesday. That’s the second decline in the past three days.
  • The first decline in new cases began seventeen days ago, and the first decline in new deaths began three days ago, precisely 14 days later.
  • Hospitalizations and the testing positivity rate are flat, albeit at outrageously high levels.

It is noteworthy that both the USA’s new case rate and its new death rate are in the red zone, which means that we have to work even harder, even though we can claim some short-term successes.

C’mon, how could he know that a slavery-themed wedding would come back to haunt him? He’s Canadian. How would he know that? Up there they rarely marry human women. Usually they just marry one of their sled dogs, and malamutes have absolutely no problem with slavery. OK, maybe huskies sometimes take offense, but that’s just how they roll.

Man, all of a sudden everybody is so anti-slavery this and anti-slavery that. Oh, sure it was a system that treated people as if they were barnyard animals, but what about all the “blessings of slavery.” Slaves or slave owners – “there were good people on both sides.”