There are pandemics and there are historical pandemics. Historical pandemics had death tolls in the millions. We might soon come to justifiably feel that the economic impacts from our leaders’ bumbling mis-reactions to the pandemic du jour will be far more destructive than the impacts from the disease itself.
The governors of California, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan — along with the mayors of Chicago and New York City — have revealed themselves as little Hitlers and Mussolinis. Pocket-sized Stalins and Maos, if you will. As the Chinese coronavirus plays itself out among susceptible populations, we will have time to decide how to deal with these pocket dictators of economic destruction.
Lockdown Fuhrers Destroy the Future: And for What?
The overall deadliness of the Wuhan coronavirus is being questioned by recent seroprevalence studies in Germany and Santa Clara County, California. How lethal is this virus that has let the pocket-fuhrers of the US and Europe to destroy their economies? No one knows. They are only emulating the lockdown-fever first instituted by communist China in Hubei province.
What is a seroprevalence study?
- seroprevalence: The proportion of a population that is seropositive–ie, has been exposed to a particular pathogen or immunogen; the seropositivity of a population is calculated as the number of individuals who produce a particular antibody divided by the total population
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
- ser·o·prev·a·lence (ser-ō-prev’ă-lens)
Prevalence of a marker as measured by results of serologic testing.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
As we learn much more about the contagiousness and lethality of the Wuhan coronavirus, the more intelligent policymakers will finally have the information they need to make effective epidemic policy.
There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China’s effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China’s government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News. __ Source
Scientific Research Will Eventually Help Us
Hundreds of drugs, vaccines, and antibody treatments are being tested and developed around the world.
Research on therapies for coronavirus infections is ramping up at a blistering pace.
- Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports that at least 161 treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 are proposed or are in development.
- As of April 9, the Milken Institute’s COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker has identified 243 potential coronavirus treatments in the research pipeline.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s ClinicalTrials.gov site lists 524 studies that have been proposed or are already being undertaken to find ameliorative treatment regimens, therapeutics, and vaccines for COVID-19.
All of this could have been accomplished much faster — with far fewer infections and much less collateral damage — if communist China had been forthcoming with the world’s medical, scientific, and public health authorities from the beginning. By covering up its many questionable and quasi-criminal behaviors, China has put itself outside of the civilised world.
The Chinese Communist Party is not going to liberalize its economy or its form of government. It is not going to play by commonly accepted international rules—rather, it will attempt to undermine and eventually replace them with rules more sympathetic to China’s interests. China will continue to combine its form of economic aggression, including unfair trade practices, with a sustained campaign of industrial espionage. In terms of projecting power, China will continue to seek control of strategic geographic locations and establish exclusionary areas of primacy. __ Atlantic May 2020
Pandemics of the past:
Long before the age of vaccines and effective pharmaceuticals, pandemics have ravaged human populations around the globe. Government lockdowns for diseases with a case fatality rate less than 1%, have been rare — outside of dictatorial hellholes.
For this virus with an effective fatality rate of 0.1% to 0.4%, simple rules such as wearing masks, avoiding handshakes, maintaining a 2 meter distance in public, working and schooling from home where possible, washing hands regularly, wearing cotton gloves, avoiding touching the face, and keeping surfaces clean, would have slashed infection rates as well as these fascist lockdown policies — and would not have devastated economies. The elderly and the sick — those more likely to die — were not protected by these lockdowns, but were instead made more vulnerable. Under the fascists of California, New York, Illinois, and Michigan, thousands have died unnecessarily. And perhaps hundreds of thousands will die or have their lives ruined due to the Hitler-like shutdowns.
- go to work
- stay away from crowds
- maintain a 2 meter distance
- wash your hands
- wear a mask in public
- don’t touch your face
- don’t shake hands
- keep public surfaces clean/disinfected
- wear cotton gloves in public
In the grocery store: