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The week that was

Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy
It’s a Delta variant world and we all just live in it.
This past week, a friend texted Izumi and I that he tested positive for Covid and may have been contagious when we visited with him. He’s fine but just wanted us to know. He felt horrible to bring us this news but wanted to let us know.
We immediately cancelled plans we had for a BBQ that afternoon and went to a local testing clinic. Thankfully NYC has hundreds of local pop-up testing centers where you get your PCR test results within 18 hours. We then spent a tense night wondering if we were infected and, if so, had passed the virus on to our kids and anyone they’ve been in contact with.
The next morning we got the results, thankfully, negative. A reminder to everyne to stay vigilant, stay masked and if you aren’t already, get vaxxed!
Here’s what else happened last week.

One Lucky Tree
One Lucky Tree
Australian canoeist Jessica Fox found a perfectly stretchy, waterproof material to fix the tip of her kayak at the Tokyo Olympics: a condom.
After asking the UK government to ban its cigarettes, Philip Morris is pivoting to asthma inhalers which it views as a growth market.
London Bridge may not be falling down but it did get stuck.
In a sign that we have completely saturated terrestrial advertising, a Canadian startup is sending a satellite into orbit and is selling space on it for advertisers.
Two North Carolina men who were mourning the loss of their brother at the spot where their brother was struck by a train, were killed when they were struck by a train.
In a plot twist that didn’t surprise anyone, Batman’s sidekick Robin came out as bisexual.
The Mesa County officials responsible for maintaining the security of elections are under investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for a breach in security of its election system.
Then there's this. . .
The charming story of how Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment got lost on his way to his event, was given cab fare by a volunteer so he could make the event (where he won a Gold Medal) and how Parchment tracked down and thanked the volunteer afterwards.
Lesson Learned. Be good to each other and it’s good to take your earbuds out sometimes. 🤗
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