. . . . We have received directly into our bank account welfare for capitalists, for which we applied Monday night, got rated as qualified to apply for the next morning, were approved that same night, and the money arrived this afternoon. About 36 hours.
In the meantime a single mom working as a cashier at Walmart must spend months working on an application for food stamps and then will be turned down. Unemployment weekly payments must be eliminated because some people might possibly be making more money with unemployment than from their previous employers, who refuse to pay more to have them return -- and capitalism CANNOT HAVE THIS.
Inequality is Tragically in play.
. . . . re-reading John M. Barry's Rising Tides and Influenza in preparation for Fall Project.
. . . . In the meantime, here, the Horrible Numbers seem to be inevitable to return here, due to, well, we all know why.
4 p.m. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday said the state recorded 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last four days – numbers comparable to what the state was seeing a month ago. Another 489 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the sixth consecutive day where case counts topped 400.Was thinking of getting a hair cut. But these numbers .... Also in the last days have spent time in places where they are other people, who I don't know: doctor's offices, a bank, the car service to our anniversary party. I think I'll wait another 14 days before trying to schedule an appointment, if at all all. Discussed this with my stylist this afternoon. I trust her. But her husband works at the VA. He, like she, has been tested frequently, but --
Murphy warned residents to continue to take precautions despite looser restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
“We can’t go backwards, we can’t afford to go backwards,” Murphy said, during a press conference.
The governor partly blamed the spike in new cases to crowded house parties that have caused at least 125 new infections.
"When there are hundreds of people crammed into a house where the air conditioning system is simply blowing the air around and when people are not wearing face coverings, you have also invited coronavirus to your party,” he said.
Several teenage house parties in Middletown, which happens to be Murphy’s hometown, have been linked to 55 cases among teenagers ages 14 to 19. In Long Beach Island, social gatherings by lifeguards were blamed for 35 cases in Harvey Cedars and Surf City. Two graduation parties were also found to be the source of infections: one in Westfield resulted in seven cases, while another in Cape May County led to 46 cases.
On top of that, police this weekend broke up a party of more than 700 people at a Jackson mansion AirBnb.
State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli urged residents to wear a face covering and social distance even if they gather outdoors. Outdoor gatherings in the state are currently capped at 500 people, while indoor gatherings are capped at 100 people or 25 percent capacity, whichever is less.