As I write this, I have been working on a draft #RandomThoughts that will be published next week on Iran. I also have been helping with editing a column as well on Iran especially in light of the latest UN Security Council Hearing on Iran which was held virtually--that I understood both sides were admonished. A major explosion also occurred in Tehran at a Medical Center that resulted in the death of 19 people--including a number of Doctors.
Back home here in the US, It has also been quite a worrisome time as COVID-19 has come back and come back strong--as I was working away on Social Media Analysis and Engagement at the Daily Outsider, I released this to my personal Twitter Feed in support of what Governor Newsom called for--just to live up to what I've called for:
Vala Afshar--who is a must read for me on Twitter--noted a very critical point that I found very tragic--although I did welcome a call by Vice President Pence and US Senator McConnell to wear masks:
When our young children and future grandchildren revisit history, they will be utterly shocked that the wealthiest country in the world somehow managed to politicize wearing masks during the deadliest pandemic that their parents and grandparents witnessed.— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) June 30, 2020
As I bid farewell to the quarter, all I could take comfort in were these thoughts as I look forward to the on-going engagements during Q3: