Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome - a virus discovered and indentified in 2003. First infected humans in Guangdong, China in 2002, believe to be passed from animals to humans. Origins are not yet known accurately but likely, it is from either bats or civet cats.
It affected 26 countries and had 8000 cases in 2003. The virus had influenza-like symptoms. Severe cases often evolve rapidly, worst case results to death. Since last known case in 2003, it reappeared four times.
Things are going about the direction I figured they would weeks ago. Two weeks ago, I wondered how our liberties would fare when laid up against the coronavirus. This was pre-Italy, mind you. The writing, as it were, was on the wall.
At this point, the question of whether or not we are going to go draconian is moot. The only question now is of degree. What I would have preferred was an evidence based approach which zeroed in on the most vulnerable communities–the old folks.
It isn’t that I didn’t perceive a threat to everyone else, or that … continue reading...
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...