Of Note – Dislocation

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If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There’s an initial uprush of relief at first, then -for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t yet operational. There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.

Mary Karr

COVID-19: Current Worldwide Status

Worldwide Confirmed Cases

Worldwide Confirmed Deaths

Worldwide Case Fatality Rate

Worldwide Doubling Time

Worldwide Crude Confirmed Case Rate + Worldwide Crude Fatality Rate

Worldwide case fatality rate is at 3.74. Worldwide doubling time is now at 42 days. Worldwide confirmed cases and worldwide confirmed deaths continue to rise. The spread of COVID-19 continues.

Data Sources: Our World In Data. COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Worldometer.

SOCIAL MOOD: Discontented

Homeland Security Head Testifies to U.S. Senate on Protests:

‘The most horrific displays of hate I’ve ever seen’ | Portland Police Describe Protests:

Portland Police Sergeant Says Protest Violence Directed at Him Is Lowest Point in 18-Year-Career:

Watch: Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell Answers Questions About Protests:

Portland Woman Recounts Protesting for 69 Days Straight:

HEALTH: Holistic

Post-COVID Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Approach:

Supplements: Useful Or Useless?:


Cybersecurity- A $7 Trillion Industry That’s The Biggest Threat To Entrepreneurs:

BOOK: The Ethics of Liberty

In natural-law philosophy, then, reason is not bound, as it is in modern post-Humean philosophy, to be a mere slave to the passions, confined to cranking out the discovery of the means to arbitrarily chosen ends. For the ends themselves are selected by the use of reason; and “right reason” dictates to man his proper ends as weil as the means for their attainment. For the Thomist or natural-law theorist, the general law of morality for man is a special case of the system of natural law governing all entities of the world, each with its own nature and its own ends. “For him the moral law … is a special case of the general principles that all finite things move toward their ends by the development of their potentialities.”14 And here wecometoavitaldifferencebetweenian nimateorevennon-humanliving creatures, and man himself; for the former are compelled to proceed in accordance with the ends dictated by their natures, whereas man, “the rat­ ional animal,” possesses reason to discover such ends and the free will to choose.

Source: The Ethics of Liberty.

PANDEMICS: UCSF School of Medicine

An Update on Covid-19 Testing, Treatments, and Vaccines:

Covid-19 Grand Rounds: A Conversation with Ashish Jha:

Covid-19: How the Virus Gets in and How to Block It: Aerosols, Droplets, Masks, Face Shields, & More:

ECONOMY: Ray Dalio & Peter Schiff

Ray Dalio on the Economy, Pandemic, China’s Rise: Full Interview:

We Will Soon Face a Global Depression Like 1929 | Ray Dalio Interview:

Economist Blasts The Fed, Stimulus, Bitcoin & Makes Bold Predictions:

Schiff and Pomp Live on Bitcoin and Gold:

POLITICS: Oppression

Shelter in Place with Shane Smith & Edward Snowden:

‘State becomes more powerful and individuals weaker’ with forced isolation: Alan Jones:

Freedom of speech ‘no longer exists’ in Australia and the UK: Katie Hopkins:

Victoria Police Forced to Smash Car Windows Over Non-compliance:

HISTORY: The Spanish Flu 1918-1929

The Spanish Flu & How The World Recovered (1918-1929) History Documentary:

Curated by Mario Daurte.
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