Covid-19: 69 Mil


It’s been a while.
It feels like it’s been a while.
I haven’t disappeared. I’ve just expanded the number of projects I’m working on. That means less nonsense, more creativity and more productivity.

The world crossed 69M cases yesterday.
And that’s reason enough to write an article.

For the past 2-3 weeks, the US has been hitting 200K+ cases everyday. And that’s a major accomplishment.
It is in sharp contrast to India, which has been hitting an average of 20-30K everyday.

I think these statistics are very useful in acknowledging liars and honest people.

Even at this rate, it would take the US at least 4 years before everyone is infected with Covid-19.
So the daily cases are still relatively small, but not a nonissue.

I remember seeing articles of 21M cell phones dropping off the grid in China. Analysts said it could be the number of people who died in China due to Covid-19.
Of course the CCP and Xi Jinpeeing would never confirm that.
So if you compare those numbers to the 296K deaths in the US, 179K deaths in Brazil and 141K deaths in India, it looks like the rest of the world still doesn’t have it that bad.

Predictions for the pandemic at the present moment – It’s 10th December 2020. Most of the people have resumed life as normal. Many do not even bother wearing masks or sanitizing their hands.
Are people taking the pandemic seriously? Nope!
It’s a money-making capitalistic world as usual. I think the only ones standing to lose are those who get infected. Companies will continue to run as usual. The governments will continue to function as usual.
There’s just too many people on the planet for them to notice anything significant at the moment.
Now if a million folks were dropping dead in a single day, everyone would scramble to take action.
But at the current death rate of 12K daily, it’s hard to notice anything.
According to the internet, around 385K babies are born everyday. Meanwhile 150K people die everyday.
So, unless the Covid-19 deaths climb to 100K+ daily, nothing will change. People are just not going to take the pandemic seriously enough to make any sacrifices in their normal lives. Weddings will go on, protests will go on, sports will go on, everything will go on as usual. Except education! Do you know why the academic system has opted for long distance online education instead of regular classroom attendance? It’s easier for them! It makes life a lot easier for the teachers, deans, principals, staff workers and so on. Matter of fact, janitors aren’t even needed any more so some may even be fired. Teachers can stay at home and spend more time in their chores and only show up for their respective class slots.
Who cares about the students? Who cares if kids are paying attention in class or playing games and chatting on Facebook?
Do you think the modern education system cares if your kid fails in school? Hell no!
The modern education system is a money-making machine. It’s like a casino.
You might think you’re getting something in return but you’re not! There are no jobs out there for undergrads. All the careers you can dream of require experience of 5-10 years on average.
The entire system is a mess.
The academic system makes people go broke, and the capitalist corporate system ensures they stay broke.
The governments are there to ensure that broke people accept their fate submissively and the entire system runs smoothly. i.e. the rich keep getting richer, and the poor stay poor.

Anyway, 69 Mil! For those who were expecting the pandemic to be over by December, the global stats have something to say…