Where did the virus come from?
A Chinese “wet market.”
A Chinese level-four biological lab.
The U.S. Army
How contagious is it?
Prolonged, close-range contact is necessary.
You can get it by touching a doorknob that an infected person has touched.
You can get it by walking past an infected person and breathing the air around him.
How dangerous is it?
Less dangerous than the seasonal flu, especially if you are under eighty and in good health.
Much more dangerous than the seasonal flu.
Unless drastic measures are taken, 2.2 million will die in the United States alone. Even with drastic measures, expect 100,000 to 240,000 fatalities.
The U.S. healthcare system will be overwhelmed.
Patients will be stacked up like cordwood in hospital corridors waiting for ventilators that do not exist.
It is an event “unprecedented” in our history, a “war” against an invisible but insidious pathogen that requires total mobilization.
What was to have been one of the “worst weeks in U.S.history” has passed with good news:
there have been fewer hospitalizations than predicted as well as a leveling off of fatalities.
New York State predicted it would need 140,000 hospital beds to deal with the onslaught.
The number is about 18,500. A few weeks ago, Governor Cuomo said he would need “30,000” ventilators.
He didn’t, and he is now actually giving some away to neighboring states.
And how did politicians react:
One is not allowed to appear in public unsheathed with mask and gloves.
Sales of hand sanitizer have soared.
One governor banned gatherings of any size in any place and forbade people to travel between their own residences.
One place a young man who dared to board a bus without a mask found himself beset by no fewer than seven policemen who dragged him from the conveyance. In Raleigh, North Carolina, a group of citizens gathered to protest an executive order issued by the governor. Local police ordered the protestors to disperse, claiming that “Protesting is a non essential act.
The First Amendment was unavailable for comment.
A 33-year-old says he was handcuffed at Donelson Park in front of his 6-year-old daughter Sunday afternoon after police told him he violated the state’s social distancing guidelines. He refused to provide his identification to three police officers because he was confident he wasn’t doing anything unlawful by playing tee-ball with his wife and daughter at the park.-essential activity.”
Mean while back at the ranch the madness continues with talk of a 5th stimulus package when the current money allocated hasn’t been spent and we begin reopening the businesses closed by government.
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