Quarantine Diaries: Day 344
Coronavirus News, Analysis, and Opinion:
A Nature survey shows many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic, but it could pose less danger over time.
Cryptocurrency, Investing, Money, Economy, and Debt:
If you’ve you’ve ever thought that manipulation of the silver market was just a conspiracy theory, read this: Twilight Zone As ETF Provider Warns Buying Silver Will Harm Hedge Funds And Large Banks
Businesses are planning for a future where more people are working from home, traveling less for business, or replacing workers with robots. All of these modifications mean many workers will not be able to do the same job they did before the pandemic.
Texas está congelado:
...my house is now resembling a refugee camp. yeah these are all my friends but crazy cause they all have young kids...
…Jared Tennant, a drone pilot in central Texas, captured stunning images of how downtown Austin has been lit up during the power grid collapse while surrounding and more impoverished communities on the outskirts of town have had their power cut…
…I'm getting phone calls from friends and elderly people in the community asking desperately for firewood…
…The water situation is getting alarming.. especially many elderly now trapped in homes with no heat or water…
Democrats and social-media users have also called out Cruz for previously making light of California’s power outages last year. In tweets last August, Cruz accused President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris — then both Democratic candidates — of wanting to make California’s “failed energy policy the nationwide standard.”
In response to criticism of his past tweets Tuesday night, Cruz acknowledged he had “no defense.”
So much of this was avoidable. Going back to the deregulation of our electric grid here in Texas, which has actually created an incentive to not weatherize or protect against these events.
Meme credit: TheQuinnDruRocksHard (source)