RichTakes! On a Virus
It is time to end the insanity.
There are over a dozen corona viruses, the Wuhan novel (new) corona virus is simply the latest and is something that we haven’t seen before.
It might be biological lab research, it’s release might have been an accident, the fact that China lied about person to person contact, which the WHO endorsed is inexcusable. You can say that it started from the selling of live bats who were sold in a Chinese “wet” market, which is still the same thing, since the bats in question may have come from the biological research lab.
The NIH and the CDC have revised their estimates of deaths from a high of 1.2 million to maybe 60,000. That is about the same as a typical influenza season. Nearly all of these deaths have underlying issues, including cardio-pulmonary issues, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV. Even most influenza deaths actually are caused by pneumonia.
It is time to get back to work and back to normal. The data is faulty, our hospitals are empty to the point of laying off staff, and our reaction seems to be insane.
Andrew Cuomo has not needed the ventilators that he has been crying about for the past three weeks. Only 1 out of 5 patients survive ventilator treatment for the Wuhan virus. The temporary hospitals and Navy hospital ships have been mostly empty too.
If you have a cold, it is likely rhinovirus.
>>Although many types of viruses can cause a common cold, rhinoviruses are the most common culprit.
A cold virus enters your body through your mouth, eyes or nose. The virus can spread through droplets in the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes or talks.
It also spreads by hand-to-hand contact with someone who has a cold or by sharing contaminated objects, such as utensils, towels, toys or telephones. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth after such contact or exposure, you’re likely to catch a cold.<<
In other news
NYU Professor Notes Coronavirus May Be ‘Bi-Phasic like Anthrax’, It’s Time to Press the Chinese for More Answers
(satire, go figure)
worth a read
Jeremy C. Young on Twitter: “We can now read the Imperial College report on COVID-19 that led to the extreme measures we’ve seen in the US this week. Read it; it’s terrifying.”
Review of Ferguson et al “Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions…” — New England Complex Systems Institute
critique of the Imperial College report
They have no idea how much work keeping dairy cows entails.
No, it doesn’t, and never has.
Serious Sexual Assault Charges Against Senator Cory Booker Demand an Immediate and Thorough Investigation
This story was dropped like a hot rock
CAFE standards should be abolished. (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)