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Friday, February 26, 2021

Recreation Bureau Chief at Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks dies of COVID


     Now that we have the vaccines rolled out and the number of new cases is going down it is still shocking to hear about someone that you knew dying of the virus.  Laura Wetherald had been with the Department since 1987.  Laura became a leader in Maryland in the recreation field and was Howard County Employee of the year in 1998.  I first met Laura when I worked with the Office on Aging and more recently in meetings promoting pickleball in Howard County.  Laura was always a pleasant person with a smile on her face.  She will be missed by her co-workers and many people in Howard County and Maryland who had the pleasure to know her.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Maryland still not able to deliver vaccine shots

    The lack of a centralized registration process is still a problem with Maryland being 49th out of 50 states for the number of shots administered from the supply they have received.  This may be why the Governor has finally decided to attempt a centralized system for the mass vaccination sites in the state.  This doesn't include the pharmacies that are vaccinating people with their own sign-ups for appointments.  The uncoordinated system that Maryland residents have had to deal with seems to be the wrong start for Hogan as he looks at a 2024 presidential run.


      I want to thank a high school Facebook friend for letting me see what is going in Trumpland these days.  Here is what they reposted:


COVID-19 🦠
There’s something very strange going on with this COVID thing. I’ve been a pharmacist for 43 years, 30 years as an owner. It’s December 12, 2020, well into the “flu season.” I have not dispensed any Tamiflu this season whatsoever. Tamiflu generic is the most prescribed medication for the flu, once you’re diagnosed. Extremely effective.
I asked my friend Mike, who works as a salesman for a major national wholesaler, how much Tamiflu and generic has he sold to Pharmacies this season. He hasn’t sold any. He has 75 accounts of independent pharmacies across the United States.
By now, it’s well known that Covid tests give false positives. How many of these false positives are actually “the flu”? How many are just “the common cold”? Why does the CDC report daily case numbers & deaths for Covid and not for the flu?
CDC says Covid is more deadly than the flu. Well, if you’re potentially taking a large number of flu cases and bundling them into the Covid numbers, then yes, the perception is that it is more deadly.
I believe we are being played. YES, COVID is REAL, it CAN BE DEADLY. We now have drug regimens to treat Covid effectively, one being Dr. Zev Zelenko’s regimen, among others. I believe the Covid numbers are being skewed upward, on purpose to continue instilling fear and panic into people, for governments to continue with lockdowns, for more small businesses to be put out, for more people to commit suicide, or others; for more and more social upheaval. Why? Total population control through fear.
If we are so obedient to wear masks, stand here, don’t stand there, obedient to get a new vaccine, obedient to carry proof you’ve gotten the vaccine: otherwise you won’t be able to fly; then it will be buses, trains, taxis, Ubers, Target, Wal-Mart, grocery stores..everything. Just like that.
You’re slowly giving up your freedoms to a virus that has a 99.4% survival rate, according to the CDC. And the vaccine? Like I’ve told my customers all these years; don’t be the first on your block to try anything new. They really don’t know what they’ll find out in 6 months, a year, 5 years & longer, that can be attributed to the vaccine. It’s way past time for people to take their heads out of their backside and start thinking for themselves. Done. "

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Do you know what 500,000 deaths would look like?

   We passed the 500,000 mark the other day in COVID-19 deaths.  That number is hard to visualize.  It is larger than the deaths in WWI, WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined.  The Washington Post presented it another way.  Assuming you had 51 people in a bus it would take over 9800 buses lined up to hold that many people.  If you had 6 ft separation between buses they would line up on Interstate 95 from the Delaware state line through Maryland to the White House in Washington DC or 94 miles.


     More appropriately the buses would be lined up from one famous person's home in Palm Beach to Key Largo.

P.S. 1

     The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be held in Florida instead of Maryland this year because Florida allows a large number of people to congregate in one place at a conference.  We may be rid of Trump but Florida is still stuck with Gov. DeSantis.  Welcome to Trumpland South.  Anyone coming back to Maryland from CPAC should be met at the border and escorted to a mandated 14-day quarantine.

P.S 2
      When your state is in the same company as Mississippi and Arkansas then you know you have a problem.   Maryland has the same percentage of its vaccines used as those two states.  Maryland only has 2 other states with a worse record.  The lack of a centralized system for giving out appointments maybe why we have had a failure in Maryland.  Wonder when we will get an apology from the Governor that he was wrong to not consider a centralized system?  Maybe he has been too busy preparing for a presidential run?

P.S. 3
     We were finally able to have a president who could show empathy in commemorating the 500,000 people lost to COVID.  We can appreciate it after seeing the damage that a sociopathic narcissist in the White House for 4 years can cause.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Fundraiser for Bridges to Housing Stability tomorrow


        Enjoy delicious burgers & fries while supporting an end to homelessness. Bridges to Housing Stability is partnering with Shack Shake on Wednesday, February 24th, and giving back has never tasted this good! Shake Shack will donate 25% of your order if you use the promo code DONATION when ordering your food on the Shack App, web, or the kiosk inside the restaurant. Please participate in this fundraiser at the Columbia Mall location from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm & assist those experiencing homelessness & housing instability during these difficult times.


Monday, February 22, 2021

"Health Grades" rate Howard County General rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the Country

   We are accustomed to having our institutions in Howard County rated highly.  For 3 years Howard County General Hospital has been rated in the top of all hospitals in the United States by Health Grades

Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar LnColumbia, MD 21044
Healthgrades America's Best Hospitals Awards
Howard County General Hospital has won:
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021), America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

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