In general, is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections taht can be mild or severe. Severe cases are those like SARS and MERS. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
Newest strain of this virus is COVID-19 or long form, 'coronavirus disease 2019'. The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette.
Despite my criticisms, I have generally felt that our public health officials have done a reasonable job. I’d give them something in the C+ to B range. This grade does not include the colossal testing failure, which I suspect was thanks to bureaucrats who we may discover are not public health people at all. But there is another major test that has been failed, and this one is squarely in the laps of our ‘expert’ health officials.
This failure concerns masks.
We have known for a very, very, very long time that masks have great potential to curb the spread … continue reading...
If you read my posts on the topic of the coronavirus so far… and I mean all of them, not just cherry picking them… I think you will find that I have attempted consistently to apportion my viewpoint to the actual facts on the ground and have, in the main, pretty well correctly described what was happening and what would happen. However, my relative ‘optimism’ is not accounted for merely by reference to the fact pattern associated with COVID-19. There are reasons besides, as well, which I’d like to share with you in this post.
In the first place, there … continue reading...
A couple of weeks ago I gave an example of fake news, and today I came across a particularly shameful one.
Here is the article.
Here is a screen grab:
Trump trumpeted a drug that a man self-medicated with and then died?
Did a man and a wife really take the anti-malaria drug chloroquine!?!?!?!?
Is chloroquine phosphate the same as the anti-malarial drug that Trump was talking about??!?!?!?
You see it right…. let me help….
Let’s look at that headline again:
Man dies and wife critical after self-medicating with malaria drug chloroquine touted by Trump to ward
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There appear to be three camps when it comes to the coronavirus. Camp 1 is alert and attentive to what is transpiring, but skeptical about statements and forecasts regarding it; Camp 2 is alert and verging on panic, ready to believe all statements and quick to equate predictions as historical facts; Camp 3 is alert and attentive to any opportunity to pin the whole thing on Trump, and seizes each and everyone of those opportunities.
As to Camp 3, recent history has exposed them as mentally and morally compromised, and we have nothing to say to them. There will be … continue reading...
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a ‘think piece’ describing how things like the coronavirus illustrate why I am a ‘nationalist.’ You could sum it up basically as this: a proper role of the government is to serve its own people first and primarily.
The fatal flaw of globalists is that they are perfectly happy to see their own citizens suffer as long as the globalist can thump his chest about how ‘compassionate’ he is. The more reasonable route does not strike me as controversial… you know, how about protecting the interests of your own citizens and then provide … continue reading...