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(ICYMI) Your Wednesday haiku!

Beware of the shark

that once was just a minnow

in a larger pond

TIME: China announces almost 15,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

The number of cases of COVID-19 has surged nearly 10-fold from the previous day in China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The number of new deaths also increased dramatically, to 242. Officials explained the uptick Thursday by saying they had reclassified how they were diagnosing and counting cases of COVID-19. Health officials reported…

via New COVID-19 Cases Surge by Nearly 15,000 in China’s Hubei Province After Officials Change Classification System — TIME

(ICYMI) The unending

The unending

Pain that brings

Sadness that brings

Tears that bring

Sleeplessness that brings

Fatigue that brings

Self-doubt that brings

Emptiness that brings

Despair that brings

Nightmares that bring

Tomorrow that brings


Nothing changes it

Nothing fixes it

Nothing stops it

And he dies a little more inside

Wondering what caused it

Finding no answers


A big reason why NHL player Jay Bouwmeester survived his cardiac arrest

The Associated Press has the details.

The NHL has had standards in place to deal with potential life threatening cardiac problems for several seasons. They include having a team physician within 50 feet of the bench. An orthopedic surgeon and two other doctors are also nearby.

Defibrillators must also be in close range. The home team has one on its bench and the away team must have theirs no further away than their locker room. Each medical team regularly rehearses the evacuation of a severely injured player before the season and all players are screened for serious cardiac conditions.

“The Peverley and Fischer incidents and now Bouwmeester reminded us all how important it is to have team doctors close to players’ benches and defibrillators easily accessible in short notice,” said Edmonton Oilers general manger Ken Holland, who was with Detroit in 2005 when Fischer collapsed on the bench. “It has probably saved all their lives. Incredible job by league and team medical people.“

Your Wednesday haiku!

Beware of the shark

that once was just a minnow

in a larger pond