It's quite ironic: those who complain the most about the mandated, pandemic-related restrictions and refuse to comply with them are the ones who prolong the situation -- and make it worse for everyone! In this short CNN piece about masks a physician states that, if everyone wore N95 masks for 4 weeks, it would stop … Continue reading Pandemic: Irony, Facepalms, Puzzles
Yesterday, while driving home from a refreshing desert hike, I listened* to the New Yorker story "The Storm / Among The Insurrectionists", written by Luke Mogelson. He covered the various pro-Trump protests and demonstrations and writes about them. It is a shocking account of a combination of naivety, stupidity and willingness for violence. The most … Continue reading Notes From America: January 20th, 2021
In The Atlantic, Zeynep Tufekci and Jeremy Howard ask "Why aren't we wearing better masks?" and in Bavaria, FFP2 masks are mandatory now when in public (not without critique). These are known as N95 here in the US, and there's still a shortage for these even for medical personal, so the general public isn't supposed … Continue reading Pandemic: Brace Yourselves
Processing my thoughts (and frustrations) in public, with new Notes From America. Nothing's Gonna Happen Trump has been impeached - again. He wanted a second term, he got a second impeachment instead. First president ever to be impeached twice. But what's going to happen next? The news are full of speculation but one bit seems … Continue reading Notes from America: January 14, 2021
Donald Trump lied. There was no voter fraud. The election was neither rigged nor stolen.