covid19: the new increase in infections at the end of the summer

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Also in Italy, as in most of the European countries, there is a net increase in infections. It takes place at the end of summer, which was thought to bring at least a pause to the spread of the virus, in fact many argued that the heat could help eliminate the virus. Instead, the dangerous pandemic reappears: an increase in infections, deaths, and above all hospitalizations, especially those in intensive care. Although the use of masks has been mandatory for several months, it seems that the good of hygiene are difficult to apply. Accomplice in addition to the summer also the festivity of mid-August, which certainly led to the delight of many people. But perhaps the worst is yet to come because the school year of the soles has not yet begun, which could lead to a further significant increase. Objectively I think that the government is unlikely to implement another lockdown (after the one in March-April) for many reasons: first of all for an economic factor, which is already affecting a lot in the state budget …

Herman Cain is dead, businessman and politician of the US Republican Party: he was hospitalized for three weeks for COVID-19

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Herman Cain is dead., He is an American businessman and politician who for a few months in 2011 as the favorite candidate in the Republican Party primaries, died before retiring following various footsteps and various accusations of sexual harassment. Cain was 74 years old, was African American and had been hospitalized for three weeks after falling ill with COVID-19: at the end of June he had attended the controversial rally of President Donald Trump in Tulsa without wearing a mask (masks that he had repeatedly openly criticized).

Cain – born in Memphis, Tennessee, into a poor family – had become very rich and famous thanks to his career as an entrepreneur. After a few years of apprenticeship at Coca-Cola, at 36 he was appointed head of 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area and, given the good results, he was then promoted to CEO of the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant chain. Cain arrived in 1986, restored the company and bought it in 1988, continuing to be the CEO until 1996. That year he began to devote himself more consistently to politics and in 2011 he ran for the Republican Party primaries. He didn’t seem to have a chance, but his good speaker skills and affable personality in a few months had led him to the top of the polls, ahead of Mitt Romney.

 

ITALY, covid19: The state of emergency will be extended at the end of the year!

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Maybe someone had some doubts or hoped at least that the emergency (at least the peak) had passed, but objectively it was almost obvious that the state of emergency in Italy was extended until the end of the year.
The infections, albeit low, are always there and are constant; they are mainly present in the northern regions, where the population density is clearly higher than in the southern Italian areas.

This news does not provide any good for the markets, which will suffer a further arrest. But frankly in March, when the pandemic broke out, it was clear that this situation would continue all year round. The decisive period will be autumn: with the reopening of the schools, in fact, a further peak of the infections is expected, which hopefully will not reach the levels at the beginning of the year.

Despite all this, there are still those who argue that the emergency is only one invention of the state that wants to impose its own dictatorship. It is true that the infections have decreased but only thanks to social distancing and masks ..

Did countries with female leaders have a better coronavirus response? Statistics say “no”. — Why Evolution Is True

It seems that the coronavirus has motivated many people to use the pandemic to leverage their favorite social-justice issue. So, for example, we’ve seen many discussions that the poor and African-Americans were disproportionately affected by the virus, which is true. Another claim, not so obviously true, was the assertion, widely seen in the liberal media, […] […]

Many schools have already closed due to the coronavirus

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The period of May is perhaps one of the most beautiful, or even most decisive, months. When I was a student, the month of May was the decisive month for fixing school questions, classwork and insufficiencies. Those who had arranged everything could already enjoy the luxury of going on vacation in late May or at the very beginning of June, thus anticipating the summer holidays.

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Italian schools are already closed, and those who will have to face the exams will have to do it with all possible precautions and with the marks of the first quarter. Even in most European states, schools have remained closed, because it is one of the places where the virus is transmitted, especially because children are totally asymptomatic. The Italian government has already set some guidelines to face the new school year, which will begin in September. According to the current situation, all students will be obliged to wear a mask.
But further restrictions may apply if epidemiological evidence worsens in the coming days and months. Italy has almost reopened everything, but in many cities nightlife and night parties are resumed, which are currently prohibited. Hopefully the exponential contagion will not resume.

🎵 BILLIE EILISH – Ilomilo

 

This is one of the hits of the moment … I don’t like the song but I place it the same because the singer has become popular all over the world.

“Ilomilo” is a song from her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. The singer wrote the track with its producer, Finneas O’Connell. Universal Music sent the song to Italian contemporary hit radio on April 10, 2020, as the album’s seventh single.

LYRIC

Told you not to worry
But maybe that’s a lie
Honey, what’s your hurry?
Won’t you stay inside?
Remember not to get too close to stars
They’re never gonna give you love like ours
Where did you go?
I should know, but it’s cold
And I don’t wanna be lonely
So show me the way home
I can’t lose another life
Hurry, I’m worried
The world’s a little blurry
Or maybe it’s my eyes
The friends I’ve had to bury
They keep me up at night
Said I couldn’t love someone
‘Cause I might break
If you’re gonna die, not by mistake
So, where did you go?
I should know, but it’s cold
And I don’t wanna be lonely
So tell me you’ll come home
Even if it’s just a lie
I tried not to upset you
Let you rescue me the day I met you
I just wanted to protect you
But now I’ll never get to
Hurry, I’m worried
Where did you go?
I should know, but it’s cold
And I don’t wanna be lonely
Was hoping you’d come home
I don’t care if it’s a lie

 

CORONAVIRUS: the future to come ..

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Predicting the future is always a great gift to face the difficulties that could trace the path of life. And even if you did not have this clairvoyance, it would still be wise to hypothesize some scenarios to sketch at least a line of foresight.

The world will no longer be the same or at least it will not be for many generations forced, in memory of the Pandemic, to apply those good rules of hygiene or social distancing. But above all, the movements will no longer be the same as before. And flights by plane will be carried out only by business needs or at the limit by indispensable holidays. Not to mention the Cruises, which at the moment those who travel the world can be counted on the palm of a hand. This does not mean that all this will lead to benefits. Just think that ships are the most polluting means of transport that exists, 100 times higher in emissions than airliners. In fact, what is evident is that the seal will begin to breathe with the drastic drop in CO2 emissions and fine dust. The Himalayas are beginning to be seen from India, dolphins appear in the canals of Venice and many animals pour into the city streets, in the absence of the usual tramway. It is unexceptionable that nature has benefited most from this Pandemic, especially if taken into consideration the fact that in recent times the average temperatures had risen to an impressive level (2019 had the hottest October ever), in addition to the fact that 2019 was the year of Greta Tunmberg, the little girl who traveled the world to speak with the powerful of the earth about safeguarding the environment.

The fact remains of how nations will behave in the future once the pandemic is over. The issues are likely to be lower, however, due to the fact that the economic repercussions that will last for years (hopefully not decades) will in any case lead to a decrease in work (and therefore industrial) and social activities.
But our unconscious gestures of social distancing will remain evident. Although in fact, with the end of the virus, social relations will be able to resume, probably also with a certain thrill due to long isolation and long abstinence, our ways will still be influenced by greater freedom, but above all awareness, which will almost certainly be more evident in Latin countries, in which, unlike the Nordic and Anglo-Saxon ones, they have a social culture characterized by warmer gestures and more direct contact.
All the rest is difficult to predict, especially if you think that the geo-political balance will depend on how states will be able to cope with this emergency.

 

Coronavirus: China and the east

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Finding the culprit for all this worldwide upheaval is trivial for many: the virus started from China. Although many have already blamed the Chinese on the crime, and above all for not having promptly informed the scientific community of the situation, but also probably for the fact that the reported numbers of the infected and the deaths is not the one declared. By dismissing the question of whether the virus accidentally escaped or not, giving rise to conspiracy theses, which will almost certainly be talked about once the health and social but not the economic emergency is over, China’s credibility on the diplomatic issue is not never been questioned. In fact, if we analyze the last decades from the post-war period to the present, China has never worried from the conflictual point of view and the United States and any other world power. Excluding the mere economic clashes with the USA, which China is facing with the payment of tariffs on Made in China products imposed by President Trump, world diplomacy appears all too neutral and thinking of accusing the Chinese is too superficial, especially if it is believed that China is the absolute engine of the manufacture and that without it many products would not exist. China’s alliances established during the Vietnam War, on the other hand, are far too marginal.

The consideration on China’s diplomacy is not to be overlooked because thinking that a nation, with a population of 1 billion and a half and with a territory with the greatest resources of raw materials, could one day face a world conflict puts much terror. Hence probably one of the plausible reasons that the virus could be only an alternative way (or perhaps the only alternative way) to face an indirect world war, of which the singularity is perhaps that of not having allies and enemies if not from the economic point of view and on the supply of sanitary material.
There could also be more noble purposes to the thesis of the accidental nature of the Pandemic, namely that of reducing pollution, of which China has seen the benefits of the lockdown first, with a net decrease in polluting emissions.

But there could also be numerous other theses, including that that the current virus is nothing more than a simple test of other possible future viruses, whose lethality may be much greater. And even if this conspiracy thesis is not true, the fact of imagining that a virus with even greater lethality can be propagated in a natural way is only beneficial in protecting oneself and preventing itself from the future to come.
The regime established in the eastern nation, in an almost genetic way since primordial times, does nothing but obscure the truth about the real responsibility for the spread of the virus, because no Chinese would dream of opposing his government, which until now – at least since post-war period to date – has always boasted unequaled consensus.
If you then reflect on the religious and philosophical culture of the people – almost purely Shenxianesima – what comes out is a unique profile worldwide, where dedication to work is the cornerstone of a system. Although often the dedication to work is such as to even detract from the health conditions, it is seen as a sacred dedication. In fact, the Chinese are famous for sleeping on their place of work and being often abandoned in the cartoons .. This suggests that any correlation to the double end of the spread of the virus will never be revealed by a people who would die of devotion for work and for his compatriots.

 

🎵 Rolling Stones – Living in a ghost town

 

The Rolling Stones have released a new song called “Living in a Ghost Town” as a gift to fans until they are able to reschedule the next stop on their tour.

In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Jagger said he wrote the song with Keith Richards over a year ago.

So although the song is very suitable for the current lockdown condition due to the coronavirus, the song was written long before and in a totally different context.

 

LYRIC

[Intro1]
Woah, woah

[Verse 1]
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
You can come look for me
But I can’t be found
You can search for me
I had to go underground
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down
Feel like a ghost
Living in a ghost town, yeah

[Chorus 1]
Once this place was hummin’
And the air was full of drummin’
The sound of cymbals crashin’
Glasses were all smashin’
Trumpets were all screamin’
Saxophones were blarin’
Nobody was carin’ if it’s day or not

[Break2]
Woah, woah

[Verse 2]
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
I’m goin’ nowhere
Shut up all alone
So much time to lose
Just starin’ at my phone
Every night I am dreamin’ that you’ll come and creep in my bed
Please let this be over, not stuck in a world without end, my friend

[Break2]
Woah, woah
Woah, woah

[Chorus 2]
Preachers were all preachin’
Charities beseechin’
Politicians dealin’
Thieves were happy stealin’
Widows were all weepin’
There’s no beds for us to sleep in
Always had the feelin’
It will all come tumblin’ down

[Bridge4]
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
You can look for me
But I can’t be found

[Outro5]
Woah
We’re all livin’ in a ghost town (Woah)
Oh, livin’ in a ghost town (Woah)
We were so beautiful (Woah)
I was your man about town (Woah)
Livin’ in this ghost town (Woah)
Ain’t havin’ any fun (Woah)
If I wanna party (Woah)
It’s a party of one (Woah)
Woah

 

TRADUZIONE TESTO
Woah, woah

[Verso 1]
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
Puoi venire a cercarmi
Ma non posso essere trovato
Puoi cercarmi
Ho dovuto andare sottoterra
La vita è stata così bella
Quindi siamo stati tutti rinchiusi
Mi sento come un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma, sì

[Chorus 1]
Una volta questo posto stava ronzando
E l’aria era piena di tamburi
Il suono dei piatti che si infrangono
Gli occhiali erano tutti fatti a pezzi
Le trombe stavano tutti urlando
I sassofoni erano sparati
A nessuno importava se fosse giorno o no

Woah, woah

[Verso 2]
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
Non vado da nessuna parte
Silenzio ovunque
Così tanto tempo da perdere
Sto solo fissando il mio telefono
Ogni notte sogna di venire e insinuarmi nel mio letto
Per favore, lascia che questo finisca, non bloccato in un mondo senza fine, amico mio

Woah, woah
Woah, woah

[Chorus 2]
I predicatori predicavano tutti
Enti di beneficenza
I politici si occupano
I ladri erano felici rubando
Le vedove piangevano tutte
Non ci sono letti dove dormire
Ho sempre avuto la sensazione
Verrà tutto a pezzi

sono un fantasma
Vivere in una città fantasma
Puoi cercarmi
Ma non posso essere trovato

[Outro5]
Woah
Viviamo tutti in una città fantasma (Woah)
Oh, vivi in ​​una città fantasma (Woah)
Eravamo così belli (Woah)
Ero il tuo uomo in città (Woah)
Vivendo in questa città fantasma (Woah)
Non ha alcun divertimento (Woah)
Se voglio una festa (Woah)
È una festa di uno (Woah)
Woah

♫ Andrà tutto bene – Elisa & Tommaso paradiso

 

E allora ciao
Come sta la tua città
Come è vuota, com’è sola
E stendi le lenzuola

E allora ciao
almeno il cielo è già
più pulito e trasparente
si vede oltre le stelle

Ritornerà
l’abbraccio tra la gente
il sole sulla pelle tornerà
la libertà
di correre per strada
baciarsi alla fermata
e a un tratto
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire

Andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene,
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
lo so

Allora ciao
la tua voce è musica
riempie questa stanza
colma la distanza

Non dirmi ciao
resta ancora qui perché
questa notte è un po’ più scura
il silenzio fa paura

Ritornerà
l’abbraccio tra la gente
il sole sulla pelle tornerà
la libertà
di urlare ad un concerto
come abbiamo sempre fatto
a un tratto
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire

Andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene,
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
che andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
lo so

(Andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
ciao Elisa
andrà tutto bene)

Dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
guardarsi negli occhi per poi dire
andrà tutto bene,
andrà tutto bene
lo so

Andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene
andrà tutto bene