3rd week of confinement
Saturday April 4th 2020
Last evening’s “Virtual apéritif” went well. We are learning slowly not to speak all at the same time. As far as the daily news are concerned there is not much. A lot of discussions, pointless most of them. What is sure is than the current confinement will last much longer. The infection peak has not been reached yet.
While the government has repeatedly stated that masks are of no use to individuals who are not carriers of the disease, the tone is changing in many countries including France. The most dramatic turnaround came from the United States on Friday when President Donald Trump announced that health officials are now advising Americans to cover their faces when they leave their homes. He of course immediately added that this is not valid for himself. A few specialists are now saying that the coronavirus could be transmitted via the exhaled air (“aerosols” in scientific jargon). It is suspected that “the virus may be transmitted when people are just talking, rather than just sneezing or coughing”.
In this time of containment, we’re going to spend a lot of time locked up at home. Nevertheless, staying locked up at home does not mean that we can no longer educate ourselves, cultivate ourselves or even take the time to travel for a few moments. Indeed, thanks to Google Arts & Culture you can virtually visit 500 different museums and galleries in several cities around the world.
By clicking on the museum of your choice, you will be able to consult and admire some of the works and collections of these museums and galleries. For some of them, you will be able to visit them entirely, as if you were actually there.
- MoMA – New York
- Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam
- Uffizi Gallery – Florence
- Musée d’Orsay – Paris
- The Met – New York
- Tate Britain – London
- Georgia O’Keefe Museum – Santa Fe
- Scottish National Gallery – Edinburgh
- British Museum – London
►Information: As usual more to come during the day if available
☠️ The dreaded daily statistics 💀
► International Statistics: Top 10 countries according to the deaths count.
Friday April 3rd
Frightening is the rate of healing in the UK only showing at 0,42%, although I am not really sure what it means exactly.
Thursday April 2nd
► Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other:
► Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude
► Statistics: Percentage of cases by country v population (1.000 cases or more only)