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Why our minds can't make sense of COVID-19's enormous death toll

[link:https://apple.news/Ai0VzhFLOSKKcj2h1HsHjWw|]

[link:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/why-minds-brains-cannot-make-sense-coronavirus-enormous-death-toll/|]


When the COVID-19 pandemic started nine months ago, the current reported death tolls were unthinkable. Yet this week, the fatality count will reach 200,000 people in the United States, and global deaths are approaching one million.
Although health officials say the real toll is likely much higher, due to a percentage of coronavirus deaths not being officially classified, the 200,000 statistic is a heartbreaking milestone. Itís a symbolic grim number thatís seared into the publicís consciousness and marks another alarming level of escalation in the pandemic.
The tally means a U.S. death has happened every 1.5 minutes, on average, since the first official fatality in late February. Itís also the equivalent of wiping out a small cityósuch as Salt Lake City, Utah or Akron, Ohioóor a quarter of Washington D.C. It means we have lost 1,450 plane loads full of people. (Here's where cases are growing and declining in the U.S.)
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:45 AM (1 replies)

Anyone have a salmon recipe they love?

I just grill it and Iíd like to try something different tonight!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Aug 25, 2020, 08:24 AM (16 replies)

ISO good bean recipes ...

... trying to eat meat rarely but itís tough during the pandemic. Iím trying to stockpile for when things get worse in the fall and cook for fun with my kids. And I have a picky eater that refuses 98% of all veggies and healthy foods. 🙄 I was vegetarian before the plague but it seemed silly to make two meals each night and wasteful to do so. Anyway, I frequently just eat the sides and let them at the meat but I need more protein sides.

So talk to me about beans. I love Lima beans and chickpeas, split peas are ok and red kidney beans are a favorite too. What are some recipes you guys love?
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Jul 11, 2020, 11:45 PM (24 replies)

Cooking show on Netflix I found/love

Nadiya Hussain's Time to Eat is focused on shortcuts for moms but has some interesting desserts, breakfasts and flavor combinations.

Worth checking out!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 09:27 AM (6 replies)

Trout!

Costco had gorgeous packages of clear-eyed trout this week so I bought some. I had never scaled and cooked whole fish before.

I planned to grill it but it was too rainy so I just baked it with some lemon and this great blueberry/lemon salt. It was really good. We will definitely have it again but the family said I have to cut off the Heads next time. 🤣
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:34 AM (9 replies)

Is anyone else terrified listening to this...

... expert on Rachel? Sheís really painting a scary picture of the coming months and the spread of Covid. Much of the future spread across the US will likely be because we do not have a national strategy (Go to Florida where itís ďopenĒ and come home to NYC and infect the dude at the bodega), and because the CDCis being stifled.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Thu Jun 11, 2020, 09:43 PM (7 replies)

Isn't there a SCOTUS ruling due out today at 10 EST?

Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:13 AM (4 replies)

Proud liberal mama...

I just had to post. My college freshman just headed out with friends (complete with BLM sign and mask) to protest.

Might not be a big deal for every family but my great grandpa was a white knight something in the Joplin KKK. My dad used to go to picnics in their cave outside of town and as a teen helped the local grocer package up baskets of fruits to take to local widows and poor whites that the KKK paid for.

I grew up with a racist parent and rejected it although I have to fight the crap that was beaten into my head.

She is different. Her generation is really going to change the world.
Posted by Blue_playwright | Sat Jun 6, 2020, 07:08 PM (5 replies)

Looking for recipes containing jerky!

I help out Herky Jerky with marketing and I do some cooking with it for photos/recipes on our social media. I want to really build that part up for the fall wave of Covid. Iím blanking a bit, though.

Iím making chipped beef today but I am looking for recipe ideas. Anyone here happen to have any? Or a recipe you think would convert easily?
Posted by Blue_playwright | Thu Jun 4, 2020, 10:01 AM (4 replies)

Looking for a really good White Lily flour biscuit recipe

Old fashioned and fluffy and tender. My 88-year-old dad keeps talking about the biscuits my grandma used to make and I am just not happy wasting $1 million dollar bags of flours in a crapshoot online. Lol

Anyone have a favorite family recipe?
Posted by Blue_playwright | Thu May 21, 2020, 05:55 PM (16 replies)
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