I have indeed been slacking on this for a long time. Yet the indices have been creeping up and up, stalling, and creeping up some more. I was out today getting my Moderna booster and only about half the people around me were wearing masks. Y'all! That's not cool! Wear your goddamn mask, and get vaccinated.
Look! I made a little graphic of where I started the pandemic, and where I am now….
Zero to Boom. A year.
I got my teaching schedule for the fall—I will be teaching classes face-to-face. A mistake!
Rage—up! Terror trending...down....
I started making covid graphics a little over a year ago. This is the first one:
I started making them daily March 29, the date I also started keeping a written covid diary. Right? I thought—I’m in a world historic crisis, and I might die at any time, so I need to document it all. Also—that first week, I had a weird sore throat and a cough. Was I sick? Maybe! (Probably not). But it all caught my attention, and I began documenting. The diary now runs to about 42,000 words—a compendium of rage and terror and heartbreak. I began making blog posts of it all some 23 weeks ago, whenever that was. I’ll keep posting about covid until this sad shit is over….
This week! I got my second shot on the 19th and was pretty darn sick for four days. Terror is trending down. But—Rage is trending up! The Provost announced this week that we will be teaching face-to-face this fall. An incredibly unwise decision….
I missed posting last week because I was fucking exhausted.
The pandemic wears us all down.
Positive: got my first shot of the best available Moderna!
Negative: our stupid governor has removed the mask mandate, an active of passive eugenics. His withered hands will be covered with bloody sputum.
Fuck that guy.
This blog is a mask-mandated zone.
All goddamn indices are up. Rage leads the way.
Enough with the Roman numerals. Too complicated.
My covid vaccination was delayed due to the weather disaster. And—all indices are up due to the weather disaster.
Rage up the most. This is just bullshit.
All indices up this week. Carryover insurrection Rage and unvaccinated Terror lead the way.
I hope to get a vaccine shot this week—perhaps Terror will decline a bit. But maybe not!
I got an appointment for a covid vaccine!
Then my appointment got bumped back a week because of a (temporary, we all hope) vaccine shortage….
But that’s not surprising, really. Vaccination is a gigantic national project that was started off stupid by the Trumpists, and even if it’s now on the correct trajectory, it’s bound to have to some stops along with the goes.
Still—State of Texas, hurry up and give me a shot!
Pandemic status? All indices—UP—Terror takes the lead....
All indices up, of course. Rage levelling off, but still rising—carryover Rage. Heartbreak as always a lagging indicator.
Where the heck is my vaccine?
So Trump is gone and that is a very good thing. Trumpism survives, however, and will be a threat to our freedoms for years. And the virus hasn't gone anywhere. So: all indices UP. Rage might start to decline in the next few weeks, but I expect Terror and Heartbreak to continue to climb--for a long time.
All indices UP. Rage won’t subside until well after the Trump regime is over, and Terror and Heartbreak will continue to climb until someone gets a handle on the fucking pandemic.
Below the status graph is a screen grab of places authorized to distribute vaccine in my town. But—none of these places have vaccine, or only a little. The grocery store up the street from me, for example, has only one dose of Moderna vaccine.
This is all Trump’s doing—Trump the traitor and seditionist. What he’s established is a course of passive eugenics. Shameful.
As you see in the bottom photo (a page from my journal) even the coronavirus itself hates Trump.