Minister's Post, Fri Jun 11

Covid Review

The Worldwide numbers are not reliable, and likely are greatly underestimating the actual prevalence of Covid-19. These numbers may nevertheless give us an indication of trends.

7DMA of new cases per day, worldwide, as of Jun 10: 385,156
The rate has been falling for the last 6 weeks, but is still above what it gotten down to as of Feb 20.

7DMA of deaths per day, worldwide, as of Jun 10: 10,128
This, too, has been falling since May 1, but is still above 8,605 (where it was as of Mar 12, three months ago).

United States.
7DMA of new cases per day, US, as of Jun 10: 13,536
This is the lowest it's been since first breaking above 13,000 as of Mar 28, 2020.

7DMA of deaths per day, US, as of Jun 10: 383
Back on Mar 30, 2020, this number reached 491, and has been above that from Mar 30, 2020 until May 31, 2021. Since May 31, though, the number has stayed below the rate first seen over 14 months ago.

It's not over. We're still losing almost 400 people a day to Covid in this country, and over 10,000 worldwide.

ICYMI ("In Case You Missed It")

Here's the Jun 6: "R.E. Sunday"

Practice of the Week

Last week’s slogan was “Do What You Can.” This week: Don’t do what you can’t. In other words, Accept the Limits of your Influence.

You can't change the past. Your influence on the future is very limited. You have little influence over other people’s thoughts or actions or over the economy, or government policies, or international affairs. When faced with some fact you can't change — like you're stuck in traffic, or you feel sad, or your young daughter has just poured milk on the floor — ask yourself, Can I accept that this is the way it is, whether I like it or not? Acceptance does not mean approval, acquiescence, overlooking, or forgiveness. It just means facing reality. Notice the good feelings that come with acceptance, even if there are also painful feelings about various facts. Notice that acceptance usually brings you more resources for dealing with life's difficulties. If you simply cannot accept a fact — that it exists, that it has happened, whatever your preferences may be — then see if you can accept the fact that you cannot accept the fact! For more about this, see the post, Accept the Limits of Your Influence.


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