The solution for the China Virus: We can all go around with bubbles resembling fish bowls on our heads and pump filtered air into them. This would not only stop all spreading of the virus but all other other airborne diseases as well.
Who knows? After two or three years, we might even eliminate the flu and even the common cold.
Okay. I am being facetious about something serious. Well, I guess that is a bit redundant. After all, that is the meaning of facetious.
Still, we can truly carry things to an extreme. The question is, just how much of an extreme do we want or need. More important, how much of an extreme can we live with. It would appear that we can utterly destroy the disease by locking ourselves in our houses and never seeing the light of day as a bunch of doomsday preppers. However, after we leave our homes, what do we enter, a wasteland?
It is important for us to be level headed about this.
First, and most important, we need to protect the elderly. All I have is a high school degree and even I knew this back in January. Apparently some of our governors didn’t know and that accounts for about a third or more of the deaths in their states.
Second, we need accurate reporting. This does not include people dying from motorcycle accidents being counted with those who die from the virus. Really. Do any of those statisticians have their head on straight? Do any of these people with these big highfalutin advanced degrees have any common sense? Frequently, I think not.
Third, those who have been identified as having the virus should receive doses of hydroxychloroquine. Some say it is dangerous. If it is,thousands of others would be dead including yours truely. The stuff is given regularly to people all over the tropics to prevent malaria. If it were that dangerous, it would have been noted after almost 5 decades of use. Some say it doesn’t work. That is not certain. One thing is certain. It won’t work if people don’t take it. If in fact it doesn’t work, it will be easily proven out in a few months. The alternative is to let folks die because it might not work. Again, common sense!
Forth, keep transit system use to a minimum (trains, buses, planes and such) It has already become obvious that the disease spreads rapidly in such environments. As near as I can tell from news reports, one man going from the suburbs of New York to New York City infected at least three people in one day. Moreover, anywhere the transit systems are used, the disease spreads far more rapidly than in areas where people rely on cars.
To be sure, there are many other things we can do but they should be common sense things. Encouraging riots while disallowing church services does not fall into the common sense category. That falls in the category of dumb. All rules, whatever they are, should be universal. They should not be based on a person’s voter registration.
It would seem logical to me that gathering mobs is a bad tactic on a purely political aspect. The riots would have a tendency to spread the disease mainly among the rioters: mostly democrats, socialists and communists.