Number of cases worldwide - 9,740,000
Number of deaths worldwide - 492,400
Number of cases United States - 2,505,000
Number of deaths United States - 126,785
Here in the United States the medical professionals are struggling valiantly against the indifference of politicians such as #OldePuckerLips #MoscowMitch #RussianRonJohnson #ToxTomTiffany #republicans as well as a stupid, selfish and uniformed population. God help us all.
On a brighter note...some days are better than others. Yesterday was one of those bright days. Summer days in the Northwood villages of Frederic and Webster can be all too brief and maybe that is why they are so special. I met a dear friend for coffee and pastries at Fresh Start Coffee Roasters...where we satisfied our caffeine addictions and our sweet pastry addictions. Then we went out to the Gandy Dancer Bookstore where we satisfied our avid reader addictions. I purchased six books for $11! There is something very reassuring about a stack of unread books next to the couch. All in all it was a beautiful way to start the morning. Here are some pics of this day: