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The coronavirus numbers are growing as expected, and will be growing much more. There are many websites with coronavirus information. I did some digging around to find the ones which presented the data I wanted to see. I am sharing below the sites I have found most useful to see how the data is trending. Fyi.

Global
States 
Connecticut
Florida 
New York
Pennsylvania

The numbers are going to rise significantly from what already looks high. We should not be surprised or alarmed. More tests are going to happen and more cases will be found. If you are interested in the impact of the numbers, I suggest reading “The Sober Math Everyone Must Understand about the Pandemic” by Jason Warner. The essence of his article is if we take action on social distancing now, we can bend the curve and save a lot of lives and avoid a crisis for our healthcare system. If we do not do a good job of social distancing, like what millennials were doing on Florida beaches, then we face catastrophe. Jason’s article steps through the numbers, and it is not pretty.


I posted an op-ed piece in a technical newsletter called TNW. The title of the op-ed is “Mobile voting is far from perfect, but it’s better than what we have now”. The current situation of voting challenges is proof perfect. You can read the op-ed it here. The Congress could do remote voting very easily and safely. One Senator said the Senate should get with it in the 21st century. The vote on the rescue package was 96-0. The four missing Senators were at home. Senators are so technically unaware they could agree on a way to allow the four Senators to vote remotely. The speaker of the house said, “We can not vote from home”. As I have said so many times, we can put a robot on Mars, but we can’t figure out how to vote remotely.


The next author event is scheduled for May 15th at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, CT. Time will tell if it will need to be rescheduled.

Date

Event

Time

Location

June 11, 2020

Meet the Author

7:00 PM

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

May 15, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

Founders Hall
193 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Arpil 15, 2020

Origins of the Internet   with Doug Maine and John Patrick

7:30 PM with Zoom

Virtual Playhouse
by Bedford Playhouse 
Bedford, NY

March 19, 2020 (to be rescheduled)

Community Forum

11:30 AM

AdventHealth Palm Coast 
60 Memorial Medical Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32164

February 14, 2020

Health Attitude with John Patrick

8:30 AM

Senior Provider Information Network
2 Corporate Dr.
Palm Coast, FL

February 6, 2020

Tech Talk 9 with John Patrick

1:00 PM

Hammock Dunes Club
Palm Coast, FL
Private event: Request invite
Mail to [email protected]

November 14, 2019

Meet the Author

1:00 PM

New Fairfield Senior Center
33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT

October 9, 2019

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Robotics Night

5:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel
18 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT

August 29, 2019

Meet the Author

5:30 PM

The Boiler Room
Hawley Silk Mill
8 Silk Mill Drive
Hawley, PA

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