What caught my attention the Week of January Third: The power of Amazon, Our World in Data’s Stringency Index, the selfishness of the unvaccinated, and the vacuous social-media influencer
Courtesy of Scott Galloway – it takes Amazon 45 minutes to process an order. That includes the processing, locating, packing, scanning and putting it on a truck for delivery. It takes ten million orders a day. That equates to 115 orders a second. Amazon employs one out of every 153 American workers.
Personally, I find this very scary. There must be pent-up demand to walk down St. Catherine Street, Robson Street, Oxford Street – London and Sydney, Australia, Fifth Avenue, and, hey Halifax, Spring Garden Road.
Do you ever check the reams of data available on OWD web site? I use it all the time. I have become adept at playing with the options. Often, there are interesting revelations. The World Health Organization named Omicron a COVID variant on November 26. It was designated as “of concern” due to its ability to spread rapidly. I wondered what examination of its “Stringency Index” would reveal from that date to now.
Would not the retention of a flat stringency score of about 70 been better than the erratic reactions by provincial governments across the country? On December 6, did we really need a Québec premier dreaming of house parties of 20 people while Omicron was exploding? At the 70 score, restaurants were open and life had a sense of normality.
Erin O’Toole, leader of Canada’s Conservative Party thinks it is time to bend over for the unvaxed. On this issue he is completely out of tune with the majority of adult Canadians. The impact of the unvaccinated:
O’Toole! Time to catch up with Emmanuel Macron! It is time to make the lives of the un-vaxed impossible. Bravo to Australia for making Milan Djokovic follow the rules! And, he was, until now, my favourite tennis player, except for the Canadian players!
I don’t think there is anything its crew could have done once the rabble took over! The tour organizer filled the airplane with self-entitled, self-important posers who think they are above the laws of just plain, common decency. A bit of time in off-resort accommodations while they wait forever for flights home, cancellation of influencer contracts, addition to the Transport Canada watchlist, fines, time in jail, criminal records – all so richly deserved!
This class of objectionable youth are the product of Tik-Tok, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Is there anything with less credibility about anything than a vacuous, no talent, no taste social media influencer? Oh, yes! There is! Rex Murphy! I am surprised he didn’t spring to their defence as vociferously as he defended the unvaccinated in the National Post.
Vaccinations, tired-out health care workers, the statistical excellence of Our World in Data, the amazing but scary lesson of Amazon, street front retail, Scott Galloway , and the best of the best this week, Australia.
Erin O’Toole, Milan Djokovic, the social-media influencer cult, the un-vaccinated, Amazon (yes, I admire their accomplishments but I hate the concept), Rex Murphy, and the worst of this week, Québec’s prime minister François Legault – just a dismal performance from November 26 to today! He seems to have disappeared!
That’s it for the week of January third.
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