House arrest day 41 (Wed) / update 2

From the Daily Memphian coronavirus blog: Only 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County today. That is less than a 2% increase in the number of new cases. Also, recoveries now exceed active cases, and no new deaths were reported today. You know how there’s usually a BUT… attached to any good news regarding coronavirus data? I don’t see a BUT in today’s Shelby County numbers.

Not much for the “I’d be perfectly okay with it if we quarantined for the rest of 2020” crowd to crow about today…

Midsouth Makers invites you to help supply PPE to the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. If you have a 3D printer, you can help produce masks. You can also produce masks if you have a sewing machine. In any case, you can donate supplies, or money for supplies to be purchased.

More opportunites to contribute to the fight against the virus:

Felicia Suzanne’s is bringing back Fried Chicken Friday this week. Order here. Must preorder by 5 PM Thursday for a 4 PM to 8 PM pickup time Friday.

The Millennium Tour, featuring Omarion and Bow Wow, originally scheduled for late March at FedExForum, has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 19. All tickets and meet & greet passes for the previous date will be honored for the new date.

The NCAA has taken steps to allow student-athletes to be compensated by third parties for their name, image, and likeness. Third parties would be allowed to mention the student’s sport and school, but would not allowed to use trademarks or logos. This is a necessary change if the NCAA wants to retain any chance of staying relevant in the world of big-time sports.

United States GDP fell by 4.8% in the first quarter, first decline in six years and worst since the Great Recession of ’07-’09. Not good news for El Trumpo.

ONCE AGAIN the fire alarm is going off. This happens too damn much. Going to hit Publish. Apologies if typos.