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Vaccinations

The WHO dashboard shows what is going on country by country. Globally, as of  February 11, 2022, there have been 430.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 5.9 million deaths. In the U.S. there have been 76,613 new cases in last 24hrs. The cases are in decline and deaths finally in decline because of the time lag. On Thursday there were 2,908 deaths in the U.S. We are at 10.4 billion vaccine doses administered. The unvaccinated continue to be at high risk for hospitalizations and deaths.

Space

On Friday, February 25, SpaceX launched 50 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. This was the fourth flight for the Falcon 9 first stage booster.

Reflection Attitude

I am making progress with book #7. This week, I completed the Climate chapter for Reflection Attitude.

Wall Street

Another Friday with blue sky in Florida and nice recovery on Wall Street. All six GAMMAT stocks rose and reached $9.7 trillion. The other tech stocks rose but have a really long way to go to get back to where they were. Some may not fully recover but for the most part, I remain bullish on tech, large and small.

Crypto

Continued volatility but a nice bounce back. Crypto market cap is at $1.8 trillion and 15% of gold. There is speculation Russia will use crypto to work around the sanctions. Certainly possible but it would be very risky for them.