I’m NOT a Dr,scientist or work for a pharmaceutical company. I have no skin in this game.I’m just an average senior citizen and write in very simple terms. PERIOD.
Here’s what i know about COVID-19 and Pres Trump’s response to it.
1. it’s highly contagious and can be deadly.All you have to do is look at how quickly it spread world wide and among the citizens of each country in a short period of time.It’s more deadly to certain groups of people and not so deadly to others. If you have certain underlying health issues you can’t afford to contract it.It will most likely kill you. It will at least put you in an ICU unit w/ intubation or on a ventilator. At that point you will probably not make it.
The swine flu was very hard on young people. Covid 19 is very hard on older people and pretty much asymptomatic and less severe on young people; the younger you are the less likely it is you will have any symptoms at all.What this means is that a lot of people will be carriers without knowing they are infected.
2. There is no cure and since it’s new there is no immunity against it.Scientists are working feverishly to develop a vaccine. A Canadian vaccine shows some promise.
A team of Canadian scientists has successfully isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus — bringing the world a step closer to finding a vaccine to fight the deadly illness.
Researchers from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University were able to isolate and replicate the virus in a lab using samples taken from two Canadian patients.
The lab-grown copies will now be able to help scientists study the pathogen to develop better diagnostic testing, treatments, vaccines, and gain a better understanding of its biology, the team said in a statement.
“Now that we have isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus [the agent responsible for COVID-19], we can share this with other researchers and continue this teamwork,” Dr. Arinjay Banerjee, NSERC post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, said.
Continue Reading Here: https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/canadian-scientists-make-breakthrough-in-coronavirus-vaccine-effort/
3. I’m 100% convinced Covid-19 was designed in a lab and have been very suspicious since the beginning of the outbreak that its ‘escape’ was deliberate. I could be wrong on the latter; but whether it escaped by accident or design we KNOW it was covered up by the CCP in China and the WHO in collusion with the CCP.
The CCP is not our friend. The CCP looks out for the CCP and they do what they think will be most advantageous to them.
This is a godless communist regime that has little regard for its own citizens let alone ours.We didn’t think too highly of the godless communist regime in the former U.S.S.R.
Why do we treat the CCP in China differently? Look what they’ve done to our country.All we need to know.
4. I have never seen so many conspiracy theories flying around social media and the internet as i have seen with the Covid-19 outbreak. Let’s keep it simple,limited to what we DO know.
If i go by what i’ve read on Twitter people are already rejecting a vaccination that doesn’t even exist yet.
A vaccination buys us time for herd immunity to develop. You don’t just let everyone contaminate each other and herd immunity suddenly develops.It doesn’t work like that.
Herd immunity is an epidemiological concept that describes the state where a population – usually of people – is sufficiently immune to a disease that the infection will not spread within that group. In other words, enough people can’t get the disease – either through vaccination or natural immunity – that the people who are vulnerable are protected.
Why Herd Immunity Won’t Save Us from the Covid-19 Pandemic
For some diseases, herd immunity can go into effect when 40 percent of the people in a population become immune to the disease, such as through vaccination. But in most cases, 80 to 95 percent of the population must be immune to the disease to stop its spread.
Source: Healthline: Herd Immunity and Covid-19
Covid-19 and Herd Immunity
Social distancing and frequent handwashing are currently the only ways to help prevent you and those around you from contracting and potentially spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
There are several reasons why herd immunity isn’t the answer to stopping the spread of the new coronavirus:
There isn’t yet a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. Vaccinations are the safest way to practice herd immunity in a population.
The research for antivirals and other medications to treat COVID-19 is ongoing.
Scientists don’t know if you can contract SARS-CoV-2 and develop COVID-19 more than once.
People who contract SARS-CoV-2 and develop COVID-19 can experience serious side effects. Severe cases can lead to death.
Doctors don’t yet know exactly why some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 develop severe COVID-19, while others do not.
Vulnerable members of society, such as older adults and people with some chronic health conditions, could get very sick if they’re exposed to this virus.
Otherwise healthy and younger people may become very ill with COVID-19.
Hospitals and healthcare systems may be overburdened if many people develop COVID-19 at the same time.
Source: Healthline(same article)
5. There are things we can do to stop the spread. Wash hands,social distance,get tested if we have symptoms,quarantine if we test positive and keep surfaces disinfected. None of these actions are difficult. If you’re vulnerable,like my husband and me,be cautious(not fearful). I watched every single briefing from Pres Trump’s Corona Virus Task Force to stay informed.
i even read our county reports to keep tabs on the outbreak here. I made it a point to get the information from the horses mouth rather than 2nd hand.
I concluded one thing specifically;we don’t know what we don’t know and in the vacuum conspiracy theories[and misinformation]were cropping up everywhere using people’s frustration as fuel.My rule of thumb; stick with what we know. PERIOD.
6. What we didn’t know did the most damage. The virus began in the Wuhan virus of China. It’s unfortunate the CCP didn’t stop the spread when they could have. They made it worse by covering up what they did know.
I believe we were given a false sense of security in the beginning and world leaders-including our President-didn’t make the best decisions at a time when it was critical. I give Pres Trump a lot of credit for enforcing the travel ban early on. Would it have been better had it been enforced even earlier?
Absolutely. If only we had known.
What if it had not been done at all? What if the Democrats had their way and he had listened to them. He took the heat. He did it anyway.
He set up the task force as soon as we knew the real deal. The Democrats were too busy trying to impeach the President to take any action at all. The same people were attacking him for the travel ban.
Pres Trump handled the crisis very well for someone who was dealing with the impeachment hoax at the same time. Pres Trump has been handling a lot of issues remarkably well for someone who is under constant attack by an enemy who want him removed from office; and that was before he was sworn in.
You do recall them calling Trump racist,xenophobic,over reactive. I even recall them playing down the pandemic. I’ll cut them slack because we didn’t know enough about the virus early on; but even Trump,to his credit,took precautionary steps at the same time.
7. Trump is not god messiah unlike Obama. I’m sorry but he’s just a man with our country’s best interest at heart. He had a booming economy. Can you imagine having to shut down the entire economy when you had all these fantastic numbers coming in?
It’s an election year. He must have known it could cost him the election. I don’t want to make it political but that’s the fact. He did it because he knew it was the right thing to do.Now he has to weigh the safety of our citizens with the devastation to our economy.
I can’t imagine being in his shoes. All i know is he will try to come to the right decision and it’s not going to be an easy one.
Already i’m seeing people saying they will not take a vaccine when we don’t even have one yet while the President is hoping to God scientists come up with one soon.
It’s all due to these conspiracy theories flying everywhere. The worst is the 5g theory. A bandwidth does not cause a virus people. Bill Gates has not developed a vaccine. It’s not in his line of work.
Pres Trump respects Dr Fauci and Brix but he has to make policy decisions based on more factors than one. They’re doctors and they have a singular point of view he can’t afford to have. Fauci and Brix are not concerned about the economy; that’s the President’s job.
When you see your family PCP he/she doesn’t give you investment info,talk interest rates or trade policy.
Your family PCP will tell you how your blood pressure is doing,if you need to lose weight or if you have a serious medical issue that needs taken care of. PERIOD.
Dr Fauci,Brix and Trump all want to save lives but Trump knows that people have to get back to work and resume their normal lives. Fauci and Brix only see how to save lives from a MEDICAL perspective.
That’s their job. I can’t fault them for that. Trump put out the best guidelines for re-opening the country that they could come up with.HIS goal.
Trump also gave the governors leeway in their own decision making because he has a Constitution to protect too. Now SOME of the governors & their media lackeys are trying to blame Trump for their own poor decisions.
Sorry Charlie,it doesn’t work like that. He did his part. He gave you everything you asked for. He stocked a depleted emergency inventory and it looks like we might have a surplus when this is all said and done. The next administration will be in good shape.
A PolitiFact analysis notes that while the inventory was not actually bare, there still was not enough to handle the coronavirus pandemic, particularly when it came to N95 masks depleted in the wake of H1N1.
Source: Fox News/politics
I’m not going to waste time on the Trump/Biden feud over the stockpile.Trump’s taken care of the shortage by marshaling the private sector to step in . Trump understands the business world.
He has a good grasp of economics and hired a fantastic economic team. Obama was a community organizer who seemed to spend more time rubbing elbows with celebrity. I don’t think economics or business was his thing.[I don’t think our wonderful country was his thing either].
Are my husband and I going to get the vaccine IF and when it comes out? Most likely. We have very good reason to; that’s from someone who doesn’t get a flue shot.
The Covid Vaccine will be another matter. I am convinced BOTH of us should have it.
My husband does but he had type II diabetes and other health issues.[He’s more apt to suffer from hypoglycemia now than hyper].People with diabetes should get a flu shot.
I have no fear of needles. It’s not a problem.We grew up with vaccines. I realize some people have reactions and end up with equally serious health issues.
You can take that into account and discuss it with your doctor. I don’t know enough about it other than it’s rare but it does happen so i’m not going to tell anyone to get the vaccine if they have reservations.Again,talk to your family doctor. It’s where the decision should be made.
As of this blog post there is NONE. Lotts of promise but NONE to date. Keep that in mind.
You decide what is best for your own situation but i’m hopeful you won’t base it on a viral conspiracy theory. Our President will let us know. He’ll probably be one of the 1st to know and make the announcement.
I’m with all of you. We all wish we could go back to the day before the virus.
We can’t. I’ve managed to read a fantastic book i couldn’t put down,George Papadoplous’ Deep State Target. Worked on some forums and websites that i hadn’t planned on starting at all. Reconnected with an old friend of mine,”Portia”. I’ve actually cut back on the time i spend on Twitter.
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There are jobs that i had been putting off around the house. Am slowly getting them done.
When the weather warms up we will enjoy sitting together on our front deck again. Maybe the husband will finally get in some fishing. He’s been waiting for the perfect fishing weather as we’ve gone through one of the longest winters i can remember.
A long winter and this covid virus were a terrible match.
What i’m trying to say here is stay informed but stay away from viral conspiracy theories. Keep it simple. Stick to what we actually know.
Don’t get too deep into the weeds. There are people who can take advantage of a lack of knowledge and make information sound credible. You’re probably frustrated,even angry, possibly discouraged and these conspiracy theorists play into that.It’s likely the intrigue and “I know a secret” mentality that goes with conspiracy theories that make them appealing to some people.
Remember the story about the radio broadcast of HG Well’s War of the World’s?
It’s amazing what people CAN be convinced of. You have to wonder how people could have been convinced it was actually happening but the fact is,they were.
There are ways to discern fact from fiction. Will get into that another day.
For now,it bears repeating; just don’t get into the weeds too much.
I can’t see putting on rose colored glasses but if it doesn’t help the situation either what’s the point?
Say a prayer every day for our country,our President and our health care workers. Prayer never fails. It either gives us an answer to a crisis or helps us through it. If you’re not inclined to pray,we will be praying for you.
PRAYER TO OBTAIN A FAVOR THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN, by granting the favor I now request through his prayerful intercession (mention your request). I make this prayer confidently through Jesus Christ,our Lord. Amen.