Archive for November 16th, 2020

Follow-up to “Some people just shouldn’t vote” … or, should they?

November 16, 2020

Two classic pieces of advice on the question.
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Following last weeks’ post “Some people just shouldn’t vote! “ … a couple of loyal readers reminded me of some classic points-of-view on the subject.

First, is former President Obama’s “Cousin Pookie” advice:

You’ve got to grab your friends. You’ve got to grab your co-workers.

You know, don’t just get the folks you know are going to vote.

You’ve got to find Cousin Pookie, he’s sitting on the couch right now watching football.

He hasn’t voted in the last 5 elections.

You’ve got to grab him and tell him to go vote.

I didn’t say it … Obama did:

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Back in 1984, Andy Rooney — a culture observer & humorist — presented a  contrary point-of-view on 60 Minutes.

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Nov. 16: C-19 Data Dashboard

November 16, 2020

251,832 Deaths-to-Date

579 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 1,154    (peak 2.229 April 23)

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Confirmed Cases

136,922  New Cases
> 7-day average  147,991

> Highest day        170,733  Nov. 13
> April 24 peak      36,291
> June 8 low point  17,414

Currently Hospitalized

69,864  Current level

> Highest day    69,864  Nov. 15
> Prior Peak       59,719  July 23
> Lowest point   27,895  June 14

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