Category Archives: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Good News About COVID Today . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 31 July 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “This image is a computer generated representation of COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2) under electron microscope,” by Felipe Esquivel Reed, 5 February 2020, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coronavirus_SARS-CoV-2.jpg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International

Image: “This image is a computer generated representation of COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2) under electron microscope,” by Felipe Esquivel Reed, 5 February 2020, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coronavirus_SARS-CoV-2.jpg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International

Dear Ones.

Here is a good news about COVID in the United States today …

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Pragmatic Prophet: Take Care to Avoid Threat of Violence Till Masks Come Off . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 27 February 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones,

Here is a rough graph of California daily COVID cases, and another of California daily COVID deaths …

Image: “Comparison of California Daily COVID Cases to Deaths,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 February 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: Roughly traced from graphs found online … COMMENT: In January 2021, when the Delta variant of COVID was predominant, it is clear there was a surge of COVID cases and quite a spike in COVID deaths in California. About a year later, in mid-January 2022, when the Omicron variant of COVID was predominant, there were many more cases of COVID than in January 2021, and about 10 days later (which would have been the approximate incubation period), there was a lesser surge of deaths. This showed that Omicron was more infectious than Delta, and that it was less deadly. That is common knowledge, of course. But what concerns me is that, between the top of the California daily COVID deaths surge (about 29 January 2022) and yesterday (26 February 2022) the decrease in California COVID cases has not kept pace with the decrease in COVID cases. California COVID deaths remain high. The same is true for the concomitant graphs for the United States as a whole.

Image: “Comparison of California Daily COVID Cases to Deaths,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 February 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: Roughly traced from graphs found online …

COMMENT: In January 2021, when the Delta variant of COVID was predominant, it is clear there was a surge of COVID cases and quite a spike in COVID deaths in California. About a year later, in mid-January 2022, when the Omicron variant of COVID was predominant, there were many more cases of COVID than in January 2021, and about 10 days later (which would have been the approximate incubation period), there was a lesser surge of deaths. This showed that Omicron was more infectious than Delta, and that it was less deadly. That is common knowledge, of course. But what concerns me is that, between the top of the California daily COVID deaths surge (about 29 January 2022) and yesterday (26 February 2022) the decrease in California COVID cases has not kept pace with the decrease in COVID cases. California COVID deaths remain high. The same is true for the concomitant graphs for the United States as a whole.

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The Voice of the Desert Fathers . referral by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 13 February 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Icon of Pachomius,” by anonymous author, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StPakhom.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: “Saint Pachomius (ca. 292-348), also known as Abba Pachomius and Pakhom, is generally recognized as the founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism.”

Dear Ones.

Here is a great interview by Leath Tonino with Douglas Christie. This interview was published in The Sun Magazine, a favorite read of mine, as I have a notion that some of my writer and poet friends here in Los Angeles have their works published in it under pen names. Here is the interview …

Link: “The Sun Interview: The Desert Within: Douglas Christie on the Power of Silence and Contemplation,” by Leath Tonino, in The Sun, January 2022 … https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/553/the-desert-within ..

The topic of the interview is the Christian tradition of leading the contemplative life, beginning with the desert fathers and mothers … the ‘abbas’ and ‘ammas’ … of the early Christian tradition. Hallmarks of this way of life, to which I as a Lightworker and a Christian have for many years subscribed, are living (insofar as is practical, in the current days) a secluded life, fasting, meditation in every waking moment, sexual abstinence, and prayer.

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Pragmatic Prophet: Uptick in Morbidity: Variant BA.2 or Fake COVID Deaths? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 February 2022; updated
Previously titled: Pragmatic Profit: Uptick in Morbidity: Variant BA.2 or Fake COVID Deaths?
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Ninja,” by un amigo, 10 October 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ninjaaa.jpg … public domain

Image: “Ninja,” by un amigo, 10 October 2010, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ninjaaa.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones.

It appears to me from national and California coronavirus statistics since mid-January 2022 that the new Omicron variant BA.2, which appears to have been introduced in the United States in January, may be more lethal but somewhat less infectious than the original Omicron virus.

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Chaos . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 January 2022 and published on 15 February 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Dear Ones.

Here are photos to do with the COVID pandemic and the economy in Los Angeles in late January 2022 …

Image: “Chaos, Los Angeles, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 January 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Chaos, Los Angeles, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 January 2022, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

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Pragmatic Prophecy: Omicron . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 8 December 2021

Image: “Black and white poster of a Red Cross nurse with a gauze mask over her nose and mouth. Text next to the image provides public health information “To prevent influenza!” Photograph by Paul Thompson (1878 – 1940). Published in New Haven, Conn. : Illustrated Current News, 1918. In Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustrated_Current_News-1918-Thompson,_Paul.png … public domain

Image: “Black and white poster of a Red Cross nurse with a gauze mask over her nose and mouth. Text next to the image provides public health information “To prevent influenza!” Photograph by Paul Thompson (1878 – 1940). Published in New Haven, Conn. : Illustrated Current News, 1918. In Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illustrated_Current_News-1918-Thompson,_Paul.png … public domain

Dear Ones,

I have a few thoughts on the Omicron variant of COVID-19. I feel it may have reached a turning point for the better, and may have mutated to a benign, very infectious form that will act as a natural ‘vaccine’ to prevent the pandemic from causing lots of deaths worldwide.

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United States Decentralization Indicators Uptick . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 2 September 2021

  • IRS TAX YEAR 2020 PROCESSING AND REFUND DELAY
  • REGIONAL PACTS NOW IN PLACE

Dear Ones,

IRS TAX YEAR 2020 PROCESSING AND REFUND DELAY

The technique outlined in this webpage for talking with a real IRS agent works …

Link: “How to Speak Directly to an IRS Agent,” by TaxSlayer Pro … https://support.taxslayerpro.com/hc/en-us/articles/1260807635769-How-to-speak-directly-to-an-IRS-agent?fbclid=IwAR0YxdrIsFBFMpYBPqU96aDOJFBFM7AnhepCJmk9G1paSqCmWJCoJlGOWpU ..

… but I had to sit down and call, time after time, to get to an open line. What the person with whom I spoke said is that 2020 tax returns are still being processed. That is a 4-month delay from the usual processing time. She said it has to do with understaffing because of COVID.

That might be the partial cause; but in addition I feel that, if the IRS budget was strained by lack of income from 2020 tax returns (say, because taxpayers made less than the IRS projected based on prior years) then the IRS might have needed to hold back on 2020 tax refunds till the date of the third estimated tax payment for 2021. That is 15 September 2021, about 2 weeks from now.

My hunch is that influx of cash in the next few weeks might make it possible for the IRS to honor its commitment to send us our 2020 tax refunds.

In addition I have found USPS mail delivery in some American small towns (Durango and Upper Marlboro in my case) to be unreliable since about 2014. The US Postal Inspector is apparently unable to set things aright.

Three barometers of the American way of life are taxes, mail delivery, and the right to own real estate. As two of these are faltering in a way that seems from my stance to be unprecedented, my hunch is the United States may be undergoing a ‘sea change’ similar to that experienced by the USSR when it decentralized in December 1991.

In 2019 I wrote an article addressing the issue what we might anticipate here in the US were such a process to occur, in case you would like to take a look …

Link: “What If: Will the United States Become Less Centralized?” … https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/what-if-the-united-states-became-less-federal-and-more-regional-in-government-by-alice-b-clagett/ ..

To that blog I added the following today …

REGIONAL PACTS NOW IN PLACE

In the event of decentralization here in the United States, I feel the United States might expect to enjoy three power blocks along geographic lines of the three COVID pacts now in place amongst states in the Eastern States, the Midwest, and the Western States …

The Eastern States Multistate Council to do with COVID consists of the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island …

Link: “Eastern States Multi-State Council,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_States_Multi-state_Council ..

As well, there is the Midwest Governors Regional Pact” to do with COVID. This consists of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin …

Link: “Midwest Governors Regional Pact,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midwest_Governors_Regional_Pact ..

There is also, to do with COVID, a Western States Pact involves the states of California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington …

Link: “Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_States_Pact#:~:text=The%20Western%20States%20Pact%20is,to%20the%20COVID%2D19%20pandemic. ..

Here is the map of the power blocks for these pacts, which, I feel, may well be expanded to assure continuity of taxation, mail delivery services, securance of real property rights, and local military defense, in the event of decentralization of the United States …

Image: “U.S. States Forming Pacts to Reopen the Economy (Coronavirus Pandemic),” by JayCoop, in Wikimedia Commons, 27 April 2020 … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._states_forming_pacts_to_reopen_the_economy_(coronavirus_pandemic).svg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International

Image: “U.S. States Forming Pacts to Reopen the Economy (Coronavirus Pandemic),” by JayCoop, in Wikimedia Commons, 27 April 2020 … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._states_forming_pacts_to_reopen_the_economy_(coronavirus_pandemic).svg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International

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In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Western States Pact and Possible Decentralization of the United States,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 2 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-is3 ..

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