The Covid Chronicles: May 6

May 06, 2020

May 6

  • Dallas County: 4,869 total cases, 246 new cases, and 2 more deaths.

The numbers went down slightly today.

I scrolled through on my Facebook feed this morning. Two different people, who I don't think have ever met, posted the same video from YouTube. I guess it offers a different take on the pandemic, as one of those friends called Dr. Fauci a fraud.

I need convincing. Our numbers spiked recently and we've set new records for the number of positive cases. But I get it. There's as much anxiety with opening and the health issues that would present, with not opening and risking missed mortgage payments and rent, and not being able to make ends meet. Some business transactions can't happen over Zoom.

I’d like to see more testing before opening up more. Stay safe out there, everyone.

Why Some People Won't Wear Masks

Some legitimate reasons why you would refuse to wear a mask in this article. Some bogus ones too.

The Ballad of Shelley Luther continues:

.@GovAbbott and @TXAG are calling for Shelley Luther to be released from jail after she violated @GovAbbott's lockdown order.

Abbott says there should be a less restrictive way to ensure compliance. Salons can reopen this Friday in Texas.

William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 6, 2020

Today was Dallas' turn for a flyover from the Blue Angels. I felt I would be too far east of the flight path to see them and it turns out I was right. But some of our local news folk caught video:

Right overhead!! @BlueAngels

Kyle Roberts (@KyleWeather) May 6, 2020

Got a very quick glimpse from my window.

Thank you @BlueAngels and #ThankYouHealthWorkers and everyone else working on the frontlines.

Chris Sadeghi (@chrissadeghi) May 6, 2020

That was some good, ‘ol timey fun. Thanks @BlueAngels. We salute you from down here at @wfaa. #BlueAngelsFlyover #InThisTogether #coronavirus

David Schechter (@DavidSchechter) May 6, 2020

My day is made! The #BlueAngels flying over downtown Dallas to honor our #HealthcareHeroes #COVID19 #wfaa

Chris Lawrence (@clawrenceDFW) May 6, 2020

The ⁦@BlueAngels⁩ just flew over us in ⁦@GrapevineTXCity⁩ ! God Bless America!#AmericaStrong

Cynthia Izaguirre (@wfaaizzy) May 6, 2020

Here’s the @BlueAngels flying over @CityofFortWorth to honor #HealthcareHeroes! Awesome to watch (@wfaa)

William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 6, 2020

Here are some nice pics:

A winged horse and six winged angels.

Fly high.#Dallas @BlueAngels #Thankyouheroes

Chris Sadeghi (@chrissadeghi) May 6, 2020

Is it a little dusty in here?#BlueAngels #ThankYouNurses #HealthcareHeroes #WFAA #FortWorth

Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) May 6, 2020

Attention, artists. Developers, you too:

In times of crisis, the skills of storytelling and art-making become even more important, not less. Dear artist, don't pivot. Don't adapt. Don't merely change with the times. Focus on your true work. Find what your greatest gift is, and offer that to the world.

Jeff Goins (@JeffGoins) May 6, 2020

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Written by Shawn Borton
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