Category Archives: Health Care

What Can We Learn From the Year 2020?

The year 2020 a new virus is released and instead of collecting the data, using the best data available, we’re arguing over whether we should wear masks, or it’s a conspiracy.

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Going Forward 2020 & Beyond

Yes, the information we have now is somewhat different than we originally heard. The basic facts are the same. There’s no value in arguing over unessential, purposeless points. The essential key-points! Prevention and treatment.

• It’s a virus not unlike flu, highly contagious and potentially deadly.

Here’s the latest data source information on COVID-19 for the USA. Click on this underlined link.

• Cloth masks other than the better fitting and filtering N95, keep some of our aerosol particles being expelled into the atmosphere. On the receiving end, a mask will help prevent many of these virus laden particles from being inhaled. I know people like real simple explanations so here’s the dumbed down version… Cloth masks help but aren’t 100% effective.

• Choose your exposure wisely. Social distancing within enclosed buildings isn’t proving as effective as many are led to believe. Why is that? Look at your residence when the sunlight is shining through a window. Notice the particles floating around? Those are the vehicles for the much tinier virus to move around. You can be >30 feet away from someone that has COVID-19, within a building while the air is circulating those particles. The masks and distance help reduce the payload, but don’t get lulled into a false sense of safety. Going to parties, close groups in bars, including restaurants, large stores, are higher risks.

• Waiting around for a vaccine as a way to stop the spread of the current virus isn’t likely useful. Why? This is like other prior viruses which mutate. People who understand how vaccines are supposed to work, know they’re designed to target an existing virus. It’s a moving target. COVID-19 is a fast moving target. It’s already mutated hundreds of time that we know. Our resistance through our antibodies aided by effective treatment will get us past our present problems.

• How are we going to move forward and stop being afraid of the future? I’ve allowed myself to get sucked into the fear and uncertainty arguments. It’s a waste of my time. Yes, at the time of this writing, infection rates in the USA are increasing, however the survival rates are over 96+%.  If you want to post, “what if it was someone you know and love that died?” Fine, if you want to sail on the good ship ‘USS-Guilt Trip’, know that I’m not boarding. I hope my friends and family exercise caution, but to justify living in fear, so I can satisfy your level of paranoia isn’t my goal.

• There appears to be some excellent news about treating the disease early on. I’m not sure how widespread this will be accepted because the treatment is inexpensive.

Pharmaceutical companies and corporate infotainment media are economically connected. One hand washes the other. I don’t believe many of us are going to know about these success stories unless we know people who have been successfully treated. If you know this to be the case, tell others. Humans are resourceful, but many of us are resistant to accept anything beyond group thinking. Our social group thinking kept us alive through many primitive historical events. Think how well a single human fared against a saber-tooth tiger. In a group, humanity survived. Today, it may just allow you to be persuaded to select against your personal survival.

Finally, if you’re truly interested in others, and you want to be seen as a good person, find ways to do so without harming other people. Riots, racial themes to advance one racial preference over another, deconstruction policies, defunding police, are all societal cul-de-sacs.

The Beatles – Revolution

You say you want a revolution, well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution, well, you know
We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
Alright, alright, alright

You say you got a real solution, well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution, well, you know
We’re all doing what we can

But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait ..

You say you’ll change the constitution, well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me, it’s the institution, well, you know
You better free your mind instead ..

Don’t you know it’s gonna be
Alright, alright, alright

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I Wish I Had Said That!

There are times I’ve run across an article, an opinion piece, so filled with excellent points which make sense, I think, I wish I had said that. This is one of those posts. I hope it stays up, so you can read it too, because I think a lot of people should.

We do soldier on, day to day, despite our particular struggles. Furthermore, we have so many outside forces that drive opinion, push products, and create a reality based on their resources.

Here’s his thoughts about what may be the results of the COVID-19 virus and quarantine.
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Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

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Setting the Record Straight

Here we go again, we have a worldwide epidemic (pandemic), and I see most often from Democrat influenced media, as well as many vocal supporters, who continue to spread hate & discontent, rather than setting aside their personal interests, frustrations, antipathy and work towards common goals.

This is how the current trend in popular media got it wrong. It starts with people claiming the government’s warning was overreaching, and racist. Later the claim is President Trump didn’t do enough. Amazing how no matter want he did, it was wrong according to partisans. This is why I’m posting this information.

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In order for us to once again dispel or at least clarify what the latest accusations against Trump are, we need to go back to at least 2018. The Democrat chants go something like this; President Donald Trump “fired the entire White House pandemic team.” Well, not really and here’s what happened.

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton “dissolved” the pandemic office but some staff remained to deal with many issues. President Trump wanted to reduce funding to the CDC, but Congress actually increased it through their budgeting process. At that time, no one knew of another pandemic, although there have been non-political advocates of a possible global health risk.

The pandemic expert — Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer — left the National Security Council (NSC) voluntarily after then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was appointed.

Bolton disbanded the unit that Ziemer was supervising as part of an effort to downsize the bloated NSC staff. Some of the staff remained on.

Democrats in 2020 asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the president’s Coronavirus team who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, about the decision to cut the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense. He was asked whether it had been a “mistake.”

Fauci said no, but added that it would also have been “nice” to have it around.

I wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as a mistake. I would say we worked very well with that office. It would be nice if the office was still there,” he said.

Of course, you can spin that response to your liking. Enter January 2020 and we have a President being involved with an impeachment trial. On or around the 21st of January, he heard about the 1st Coronavirus contact, coming from the Seattle Washington metropolitan area. On January 31st he Institutes a travel ban from China.

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The news media greets this response with contempt and accusations of  xenophobia. Later, they  clamor for more government intervention.

Then the press corps asks for a timeline of when we can resume normal activities. President Trump stated he was hopeful we could begin on Easter weekend if conditions look favorable. He turns to Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx and asks them to clarify their own rationale. Each of them are asked do they support the President’s optimism on some areas of the country resuming normal activities by Easter weekend. Both are careful to say, the data isn’t in, and when they see the right trends, perhaps there can be more of a relaxation of a  quarantine.

This see-saw battle of, Trump said this or that and he’s not doing enough is a continuation by the same people who were falsely accusing him of a made up Russian collusion narrative followed by an impeachment. The impeachment was largely over the President’s executive authority going too far in withholding aid to Ukraine. Interestingly enough, the Democrats voted against it the year before.

So, while the Democrats were up to impeachment proceedings into Feburary, and no mention of the threat  of the Coronavirus to the American people, President Trump did this … President Trump has created a new task force to lead the government’s response to the fast-spreading Coronavirus, the White House announced Wednesday, 30 January 2020. A month later we see Speaker Pelosi traveling to China Town in San Francisco telling the public it’s OK to travel and gather together in crowds.

Besides the impeachment fiasco, she made no statements on a possible pandemic. Nancy Pelosi was walking with her prominent followers in San Francisco at the end of February encouraging people to come visit  China town. “There’s no need to fear..”

Let’s settle this partisan bickering down, or at least not be tossed around like kites. This pandemic may be more serious than H1N1 which began in the spring of 2009. The virus had spread to the US from an outbreak in Mexico. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated from April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, there were 60.8 million cases, 274,000 hospitalizations, and 12,469 deaths. No major news outlet was faulting the President or his staff when this many infections and deaths occurred. During any pandemic, predictive modeling may or may not indicate the final “butchers bill”.

What we need to do is be supportive rather than combative as we get through this current crisis. It’s unprecedented in my lifetime and that  way for anyone under 100.

For those who might want additional information on COVID-19, please follow these links.

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