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CNN, Covering The British COVID Vaccinations, Claims That The People of Cardiff, Wales, Are ‘English’!

by Anura Guruge


Well if the U.S. President, Trump, cannot distinguish between England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland & the U.K., I guess we shouldn’t expect CNN to get it right either. This was CNN’s ‘Brooke Baldwin’ doing today’s 1pm news.

Yes, she was very excited to get a live report from Cardiff — which happens to be the capital of Wales.

She was gushing …

She then says something along the lines of: “… the English people of Cardiff, Wales … among the first to get the vaccine …“.

Oh, dear!

English = England

Welsh = Wales

Scottish = Scotland

Irish = Boston (Smile).


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Naked Charity Calendar For 2021 — Check Out, Cambridge University (U.K) “Blues Naked”.

by Anura Guruge


Click this image to see MORE pictures & order a calendar or TWO. Remember it is for charity.



I got an e-mail from them — given that I am a past customer. SMILE.

Most welcome, since I had been wondering which NUDE charity calendar I should promote this year. Always GLAD to plug the Cambridge “Blues“. 

The “Blues”, in the context of Cambridge, has a different connotation to what many of you might be used. “Blues” refers to making an elite sporting team at Cambridge. So, what you are seeing as you can see from the poses & props, are their top-notch athletes in peak shape. Got that.

Enjoy. SMILE. Cheers.


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So Proud Of My Fellow Brits For Feeling The U.S. ‘Pain’ From Across The Pond — THANK YOU.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage.


I was AMAZED then touch to see these U.K. demonstrations on TV.

Wow.

Thank YOU.

I am so proud of you.

If only we could get Boris to say some meaningful words. But, I understand why it is BEST if he stays silent.

Things are not good. It is a sad situation.

Thank YOU for the support. I truly appreciate it.


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates Vary Significantly By State — New Hampshire Doing Quite Well.

by Anura Guruge


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One thing is obvious. Death rate is higher when a State gets inundated.

That explains New York.

People are dying because they are not getting adequate care. Scary.

I am semi-numerate and could tell, at a glance, when it appears on TV, that the New Hampshire death rate was WAY BELOW that of New York. Drove me crazy that nobody was showing the percentages. So, I did it. I didn’t do it for all the States. Hence the gaps … indicated by black rows.

States with low cases — for now — have less deaths because they have the resources to treat the patients better. Pretty self-evident.

So. Thought you might find this interesting.


These numbers STILL REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates, U.S. & Others — Also On A Per Capita Basis.

by Anura Guruge


Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 8pm.


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For prior post from 3-days ago.


These numbers REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.

Otherwise the Death % and Per Capita numbers are terribly skewed.

The figures for India obviously can’t be true.

The German numbers need to be looked at!


The U.S. numbers — again skewed by inadequate testing — are middle of the road.

They will go up over the next couple of weeks. That we can be sure of.


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U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rate INCREASED — As Of Yesterday.

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Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 8pm.


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TODAY’s rate compared to yesterday’s.


For yesterday’s post.


In reality U.S. rate might be actually lower —
IF more tests had been done to identify more cases.

So, these numbers and rates STILL reflect inadequate testing.


I didn’t do all the countries today.

Just U.S. and Italy.

The rate is going UP. Not good.


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U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rate Compared To Other Countries — NOT The Best; NOT The Worst.

by Anura Guruge


Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 8pm.


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Per total cases.


Highest rate to lowest.


Lowest rate to highest.


INTERESTING.


In reality U.S. rate might be actually lower —
IF more tests had been done to identify more cases.

So, these numbers and rates STILL reflect inadequate testing.


Italy’s death rate defines explanation.

U.K. NOT doing too well either.

Interesting to note those of Germany, Austria & Canada. Countries noted for good health care.


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‘Vienna Blood’, On PBS & Amazon Prime, Relatively Good, But Not Brilliant — At Least As Yet.

by Anura Guruge


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It is definitely NOT bad. Quite watchable. I guess I was expecting something ‘more’ — more gripping, taught and dramatic. That said, the first case, involving two murderers, and spanning the first two episodes, was quite interesting. Interesting twists. Quite clever. Very well shot. Makes a change to have a murder/mystery set in Vienna as opposed to the U.K. or U.S.A.

It is still being aired weekly. Earlier episodes are being streamed online — on PBS and Amazon Prime, albeit for a price.

Well, we plan to watch all the episodes. Seen the first two. Will watch three soon.


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Sending A Letter, With TRACKING, To The U.K. Via The US Postal Service Is Pretty Damn Expensive.

by Anura Guruge


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The keyword here is ‘tracking‘. If I didn’t want tracking I could have sent it ‘First-Class Mail International‘ which would have been much cheaper. But, you can’t get tracking with ‘First-Class Mail International’. You can send it registered but that costs about two arms and a leg.

So, ‘Priority Mail — Flat Rate Envelope‘ was my best option — but, it costs $35.65.

Damn, stupid letter to my corporate pension provider — JUST to confirm my address! They sent me this form, with my address, and I have to CONFIRM that address, have it essentially ‘notarized’ and send it back. IF they don’t get it, they STOP paying my pension! That is what got my attention. My UK corporate pension isn’t much in that I was only there, working, for 4-months over 10-years. But, it pays for my wine. So, I would be beside myself without it.

So, now you can see why I wanted tracking and was willing to pay that exorbitant price. SMILE.

Pension companies are as bad as the dreaded ‘Tax Man’. They always have you by the short and curlies.


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