Toll Crossing: “The pandemic’s toll is no longer falling almost exclusively on those who chose not to get shots, with vaccine protection waning over time and the elderly and immunocompromised – who are at greatest risk of succumbing to covid-19, even if vaccinated – having a harder time dodging increasingly contagious strains.” This has been a nightmare for everyone. But for the elderly and compromised it has been especially terrible, even if they’re doing all the right things.

+ Bird of Prey: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of trying to humiliate the United Nations by raining missiles on Kyiv during a visit to the city by the U.N. chief, a deadly attack that shattered weeks of relative calm in the capital.” Ukraine: Attack on Kyiv was Putin’s ‘middle finger’ to UN. (Someone should stick a middle finger into Putin’s windpipe.) Meanwhile, Russia has nearly doubled its revenues from selling fossil fuels to the EU during the two months of its war in Ukraine, benefiting from soaring prices even as volumes have been reduced. And, “gasoline prices at the pump have surged, reaching a US national average of $4.34 on 21 March, and remain more than 70% greater than at this time last year. At the same time, global supplies of oil have actually increased, including from Russia.”

+ Leaving Virgin Territory: “Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard had been at the airport to meet Mexican drug traffickers, who in reality were undercover DEA agents, to see a shipment of $700,000 in cash that BVI officials expected to receive for helping smuggle cocaine from Colombia to Miami and New York.” British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges.

+ Leg Elevation “Originally designed to correct mismatched length in legs, limb-lengthening surgery has become increasingly popular for men looking to permanently increase their height.” He Was 5’7″. After Surgery, He’ll Be 5’10“.

+ Source Material: You know what they say about small hands… lower draft pick. GQ: Does (Hand) Size Matter? Inside the NFL Draft’s Fear of Tiny-Handed QBs.