September 10, 2020
Aand the good news just keeps rolling in. Our local teevee station reports that “COVID-19 spread at Georgia universities could erase gains made in the state.” They continue: “Currently, Georgia remains in the "red zone" for cases, with the twelfth-highest rate in the country.” I wish I could say I’m surprised. Apparently, cases are down, but this could easily change with lapses in diligence, as it has in other states:
|“||"Georgia universities need to increase testing and isolation to prevent spread from students to local communities and hometowns. This includes detecting asymptomatic students and preventing silent spread of disease through routine saliva testing on university research platforms."||”|
Oh, and can you do this with no funding or support. Thanks, you’re the best, ya’ll.
In similar news, the New York Times reports that a “measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the last decade, even as it has risen almost everywhere else.” That’s right, “We’re No. 28! And Dropping!” Yes, we’re down from 19th in 2011 when the Social Progress Index, created by Nobel-winning economists, began. Get this:
|“||The United States ranks No. 1 in the world in quality of universities, but No. 91 in access to quality basic education. The U.S. leads the world in medical technology, yet we are No. 97 in access to quality health care.||”|
We got the best, ya’ll, but you can’t fucking have any unless you have, what? Access. Gee, what gives one access in the super-capitalist ’Merica? Man, I wish I knew. Yeah, these issues did not begin with ’rump, but he “is a symptom of this larger malaise, and also a cause of its acceleration.” The aticle cites lack of education as a symptom. Wow, you think?
Are we ever gonna get tired of all this winning.