Covid~19 cases in the whole world - 242,867,421 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the whole world - 4,935,634 on Friday.
Covid~19 cases in the United States of America - 45,361,618 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America - 734,838 on Friday.
Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America since our last program - 11,935.
The Next Generation Space Telescope - Is now named the James Webb Space Telescope. It's named after a serious anti~gay bigot.
Listener mail - We read some more.
We talked about the desire by some to rename the already renamed James Webb Space Telescope to something that doesn't honor an outright anti~gay bigot. James Webb actually purged gay men and lesbians from the State Department and NASA.
We also talked about the pandemic, and the convergence of conspiracy disinformation consumers. A major flat Earth proponent was also a virulent anti~vaxxer. He died this month.
For the somewhat more advanced user who wants to protect his or her privacy there is the Tails OS. Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB flash drive or a DVD. It allows you to use any computer that will allow you to boot up off a USB flash drive or a DVD and it provides a lot of good security for your on-line activities. You can get the Tails OS here.