Sunday Reads: Stone Dead

Seriously….ain’t it the truth.

That last cartoon really makes a point.

I love her:

This thread:

Here is the interview:

Something you may have missed this week:

I’m no horse expert, but even I know this is gonna spook the shit out of a large easy to spook animal.

And that’s all folks…stay safe.

10 Comments on “Sunday Reads: Stone Dead”

  1. NW Luna says:

    An 11-month-old baby girl ill with covid-19 had to be intubated and airlifted more than 150 miles from Houston to Temple, Tex., for treatment this week because pediatric hospitals in the state’s largest city were full, hospital officials said.

    The case is a dramatic example of the steps emergency workers say they have been forced to take as surging coronavirus infections threaten to overwhelm medical systems in the Houston area, which is known for having an extensive conglomerate of hospitals and clinics.

    “We looked at all five major pediatric hospital groups [in the city] and none [had beds] available.”

  2. NW Luna says:

    In this case we’ll need annual vaccines, as with the flu. Won’t be a big deal for those of us who know about science. Maybe natural selection will reduce the anti-vaxxers.

    • MsMass says:

      Back in 1918 the virus ran rampant without much medical care available or any vaccine being made. The course of the pandemic showed how an unchecked virus acts. The course of the unvaccinated and Covid will probably be similar to that earlier time.
      My question is-how long will it take for the unvaccinated to smarten up? For rural America, they’re just now really feeling the toll of Covid. Here in the northeast we got smacked early on, so we’re better at the mitigation. You’d think our examples would help the unvaccinated make up their minds but apparently not. I guess it will take about a month of this to change attitudes even if that means mandates.

    • quixote says:

      There’s scuttlebutt re an actual practical multivalent vaccine in the works. One that’s aimed so broadly it works against many of the coronaviruses, including colds caused by that virus family.

      I’d even be happy with one that just knocked out SARS-Cov2 and its variants that we’re suffering from now. 😀

      Maybe all this awfulness will have the useful effect of finally putting enough funding into universal flu vaccines? Even a colds vaccine?? (Yes, I do know how complicated that would be. I can dream.)

      • NW Luna says:

        A vaccine for the common cold would really be a challenge to make! Last time I recall hearing about the number of variants it was ~100. Bet there’s more now.

  3. quixote says:

    Great ‘toons, as always! Especially like the Fauci one with the oh-so-confused bystander. Too true.

    • NW Luna says:

      I like the one showing how brutal intubation is. And the Republican cricket.

      Although part of the Eltahawey quote tweet about someone late for a flight wanting to skip security is rather odd. No one ought to think they’re entitled to skip security.

      Jimmy Carter’s saying reminds me of Hillary’s motto, IIRC, “Do all the good you can, for as many as you can, for as long as you can.”