They Are All Miracles

4 May


May 4,  2020

Day 44


Zero New cases today! 10 Recovered cases. Ratio of recovered cases to active cases is still 85% (But climbing on the other side of the decimal point.) 211 people still have it.

As the numbers change and morph and fluctuate with time and varying conditions in the nation I see some items of interest (to me at least). I’m going to start watching the ratio of the number of probable cases to the number of confirmed and probable cases. It’s 23% now and we’re looking for this to drop to zero (along with all other possible categories) as we stack up more days on our journey toward a happier, safer now.

Speaking of a safer now…. There is one continent on the earth that is totally free of Covid-19. Never mind that it has no permanent residents and access is difficult to all but the rich or semi-brainy. There is lots of elbow room, free air conditioning in most places, long days for half the year and long nights during the other half. Most unique of all places on earth, there is one point, and only one, where the only direction you can walk is north…..




….which is also the place where the phrase ‘nowhere to go but up’ came from.

But that’s another story.


Stay safe.

Enjoy each day.

They are all miracles.



4 Responses to “They Are All Miracles”

  1. rochellewisoff May 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm #

    Dear Doug,

    I’d never challenge you to a game of Trivial Pursuit. Your vast wealth of knowledge of obscure facts is one of the things that has always fascinated me. You’ve broadened my own scope on more than one occasion. Sweet zeros and minuses to you.

    Shalom and love to you both,


    • dmmacilroy May 4, 2020 at 2:28 pm #

      Dearest Rochelle,

      Perhaps that is because i once worked with two very big scopes….

      Thank you for the mathematical confections…

      And for the rest.

      It means the world to me.

      Yours in the night,


  2. sustainabilitea May 4, 2020 at 8:26 pm #

    What wonderful numbers, Doug! CV-19 good news is hard to find, so I treasure this greatly. 🙂 I think I’ll stay away from the ultimate zero zone, though, but thanks for the information.



    • dmmacilroy May 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm #

      Dear Janet,

      Yes, the ultimate zero zones, one south of here and the other a result of the deaths column, are both not on my bucket list, though the latter will find me eventually.

      Thank you for being part of the miracle of this day.

      Yours from the forest,


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