Friday, June 12, 2020

Coronavirus Depletes the Keepers of Europe’s Memory

Is a world without pain possible? Then don’t ask the impossible.” 
Marcus Aurelius

“Good health is a crown worn by the healthy than only the ill can see.” 
Bohemian Proverb as stumbled across at Huskisson Jervis Bay Australia

Protesters have been active at the site recently, concerned over the removal of a number of trees around the church. 

In a teary video uploaded to Facebook the protester, believed to be Evan Christen, is filmed as he climbs into the tree.

"I can't stand anymore of these trees coming down," the protester said in the video...

Officer in charge of Bay and Basin Area, Chief Inspector Susan Charman-Horton said the man decided to climb into a tree where branches would be removed throughout the day.

Meet the motel owner who makes Basil Fawlty look like a saint: Rude hotelier calls complaining guests 'f***tards, monkeys, and oxygen thieves' and mocks their bedroom performance in abusive replies on TripAdvisor

The NY Times has built a coronavirus vaccine tracker to track the status of the 125+ vaccines currently in development worldwide.

What goes up must come down.
Mr Split nose - Masai Mara - Kenya

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What goes up must come down. Mr Split nose - Masai Mara - Kenya . 

How the Coronavirus Compares With 100 Years of Deadly Events. The excess deaths caused by Covid-19 are higher than from hurricanes, 9/11, bad flu seasons, etc. Excess mortalities compared to normal: Stockholm 2.2x, London 3x, Madrid 4.6x, NYC 5.8x.

The New York Times – The pandemic has hastened the departure of witnesses to the wrenching conflicts of the last century, allowing rising political forces to recast history: “For years, Gildo Negri visited schools to share his stories about blowing up bridges and cutting electrical wires to sabotage Nazis and fascists during World War II. In January, the 89-year-old made another visit, leaving his nursing home outside Milan to help students plant trees in honor of Italians deported to concentration camps. But at the end of February, as Europe’s first outbreak of the coronavirus spread through Mr. Negri’s nursing home, it infected him, too. Shut inside, he grew despondent about missing the usual parades and public speeches on Italy’s Liberation Day, grander this year to mark the 75th anniversary. But the virus canceled the April 25 commemorations. Mr. Negri died that night.

“The memory is vanishing, and the coronavirus is accelerating this process,” said Rita Magnani, who worked with Mr. Negri, at the local chapter of the National Association of Italian Partisans. “We are losing the people who can tell us in first person what happened. And it’s a shame, because when we lose the historical memory we lose ourselves.” Time and its ravages have already cut down the lives and blurred the memories of a generation that saw close up the ideologies and crimes that turned Europe into a killing field….