There has yet to appear online symptoms of covid 19 caused by SARS COV 2 that differ from symptoms of the seasonal flu. Sometimes I think that since SARS COV 2 as a virus existing at the molecular level between the cell and the atom and needing a cell to begin its infectious life,those possessing the scientific qualifications and an electron microscope can say what they please.
Looking over how people learned, first in Plato’s ancient Academy where they talked about thoughts and thinking and Md. Aristotle developed the thinking that generations got taught in schools & monasteries throughout Europe, British Isles, America & the Middle East for centuries: and in the age of chivalry the Norman aristocracy learned riding, fighting and even courtesy: so it would seem that schooling includes learning the ways of society.
In the old days I don’t think the term racism was part of the English vocabulary, or even sexism; maybe it’s because not many went to university back then: hardly anyone was middle class enough to afford it. But considering the increased use of those words: racism and sexism; if enough people had known them there were many opportunities to use them instead of the milder term prejudice, because I used to think there were a lot of people who were prejudiced against anyone not like themselves nationally, racially or even socially. Today it’s as though everyone who is anyone especially upscale politicians and executives and NGO groups are against racism and even the police I hear.
Where did all those prejudiced people from the old days get to? Did they reform, die off, or, like the Democrat party in the states, just change stripes like Democrat segregationist governor George Wallace often identified by media as a Republican because Democrats wouldn’t want him now that they’re the anti segregationist representatives of minorities, speaking against prejudice racism and sexism.
After weeks of contradictory explanations for why masks should be worn and a recent CDC sponsored study showing that there is no proof that masks can guarantee protection from illness; and accusations that this coronavirus illness has been used as a germ warfare weapon without an empirically detectable unique symptom that might help confirm its viral origin, there has yet to be published a scientific explanation as to why this disease the World Health Organization has named 219-nCoV was caused by a new virus called SARS-CoV-2.
When over the week end I heard Ontario’s Premier on television accusing Toronto demonstrators against the coronavirus 19 “lockdown” of acting “selfish” I was startled by the epithet’s contextual defiance of logic since a public demonstration against an apparent public wrong would normally be seen as taking on personal risk for the benefit of others whether or not demonstrators’ motives are based on facts.
But a recent judgement by a Texas judge against a salon owner defying the lockdown in her county shows that “selfish” now expresses condemnation of those who act against government dictated confinement for the greater public good: ‘“All you have to do is admit you were selfish”.’
When CP24 television cable began reporting about the coronavirus 19 disease and its symptoms I began wondering why this 24 hr. news channel,CP24, made no effort to discuss coronavirus 19 in context with the 2019-2020 flue season which CDC says extends from October till May as is typical for the yearly flu.
I became alarmed whenever I thought of this fact because I began feeling that those responsible for television commentary about the coronavirus 19 either did not fully understand the disease they were giving advise about especially since its symptoms, according to a John Hopkins article, were identical to this seasons flu, and because people who had the flu might think they have coronavirus 19, for both diseases breathing difficulty is central. Yesterday (March 26,2020) I read online of one such case. If I am accurately recalling what I read; I believe it was written under a header saying doctors were saying -surprisingly – that ER rooms have been recently under populated. To illustrate this perception an anecdote is given about a mother concerned about her son’s chronic breathing problems who kept putting off going to a hospital because he feared he either would be diagnosed as suffering from coronavirus 19 or that he might catch it.
The influenza covid 19 symptom comparison that follows was written by a John Hopkins M.D and professor and copied in March 2020 from the John Hopkins website.
Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu
- Both cause fever, cough, body aches, fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.
- Can be mild or severe, even fatal in rare cases.
- Can result in pneumonia.
- Both can be spread from person to person through droplets in the air from an infected person coughing, sneezing or talking.
- A possible difference: COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route (see details below under Differences).
- Flu can be spread by an infected person for several days before their symptoms appear, and COVID-19 is believed to be spread in the same manner, but we don’t yet know for sure.
- Neither virus is treatable with antibiotics, which only work on bacterial infections.
- Both may be treated by addressing symptoms, such as reducing fever. Severe cases may require hospitalization and support such as mechanical ventilation.
Both may be prevented by frequent, thorough hand washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick and limiting contact with people who are infected.
Differences: COVID-19 and the Flu
COVID-19: Caused by one virus, the novel 2019 coronavirus, now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2.
Flu: Caused by any of several different types and strains of influenza viruses.
While both the flu and COVID-19 may be transmitted in similar ways (see the Similarities section above), there is also a possible difference: COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route, meaning that tiny droplets remaining in the air could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.
COVID-19: Antiviral medications are currently being tested to see if they can address symptoms.
Flu: Antiviral medications can address symptoms and sometimes shorten the duration of the illness.
COVID-19: No vaccine is available at this time, though it is in progress.
Flu: A vaccine is available and effective to prevent some of the most dangerous types or to reduce the severity of the flu.
COVID-19: Approximately 97,870 cases worldwide; 209 cases in the U.S. as of Mar. 5, 2020.
Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year.
COVID-19: Approximately 3,347 deaths reported worldwide; 11 deaths in the U.S., as of Mar. 5, 2020.
Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly. Since this disease is caused by a new virus, people do not have immunity to it, and a vaccine may be many months away. Doctors and scientists are working on estimating the mortality rate of COVID-19, but at present, it is thought to be higher than that of most strains of the flu.
USA, Canada, France, China, Iran, Italy,Japan or any where the media has published statistics for coronavirus infections: be warned!
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“Mysterious radio signal from space is repeating every 16 days Ashley Strickland-Profile-Image By Ashley Strickland, CNN Updated 5:19 PM ET, Tue February 11, 2020”
Does NASA know this?
I checked and NASA has nothing about a mysterious radio signal. Do you think someone should tell them?
“The president retweeted assertions that Romney “stabbed Trump in the back” by joining Democrats in attempts to overturn the 2016 election, and that the Utah senator was connected to unsubstantiated claims that Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was corruptly involved with the Burisma Holdings energy company in Ukraine.”Feb. 9, 2020
“…Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was corruptly involved with the Burisma Holdings energy company in Ukraine.”
Fear may petrify the will to act: checkmate, perceived in a causal string of acts leading to a hypothetical futility.
“petrify” turn to stone, paralyze