Friday, May 22, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 53

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Keep Dreaming Big!

Today's stamp is from The Republic of Maldives.  Issued on February 1, 1974, it is a multicolored offset lithographic print of Mercury-Atlas and astronaut John Glenn.

Mercury-Atlas (MA-6) was the first American orbital space flight, which took place February 20, 1962. It was piloted by John Glenn and operated by NASA as part of Project Mercury.

*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/22/2020
44,424 confirmed cases 
2,207 deaths   3,243 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/22/2020
358,154 confirmed cases 
28,853 deaths    63,292 recovered

Total in United States: 1,600,937 confirmed cases, 95,979 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,210,817 confirmed cases, 338,160 deaths

* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

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