Murder hornets in the US. Now I understand toilet paper hoarding.

If we do not practice staying indoors in the US, we are now being threatened by Japanese Murder Hornets. The state of Washington has documented their presence. I doubt they stay in Washington. I doubt we contain them anymore than we have contained Rona. US citizens will not stay indoors. We continue to gather inContinue reading “Murder hornets in the US. Now I understand toilet paper hoarding.”

Herd immunity and a vaccine may or may not ever happen for the new coronavirus.

Herd immunity happens when a certain percentage of the population contract a virus and recover. They build antibodies and create memory B cells. Some antibodies are effective and last against contracting the same virus again or prevent a person from becoming ill if they do contract the virus. Memory B cells remember the virus andContinue reading “Herd immunity and a vaccine may or may not ever happen for the new coronavirus.”

Wake up America before it’s too late. Slowing the progression of COVID-19 is vital. Facebook has got to get a handle on the memes being shared right now.

I don’t even know where to begin with this post. I cannot even get onto my personal FB page without my head exploding. My personal FB page is closed to the general public becuase I share personal pictures of my son and myself that do not need to be floating around the world. I doContinue reading “Wake up America before it’s too late. Slowing the progression of COVID-19 is vital. Facebook has got to get a handle on the memes being shared right now.”

School closings, kids, work, and the COVID-19 virus.

This morning I was reading online news stories and of course catching up on social media. There have been grass fires in the area in which I live. I can smell smoke when I go outside. High wind (20-30mph with 40mph gusts), pastures not green yet, and it’s really dry. All normal for this timeContinue reading “School closings, kids, work, and the COVID-19 virus.”

Shutting Down a Pandemic: Does it even matter if the flu or the new coronavirus is worse?

The US has had over 12,000 deaths caused by influenza so far this year.  Most hospitals are pretty full at present.  What happens if the coronavirus spreads in the US?  The last report I read said that 15-20 percent of coronavirus patients require intensive care hospitilization.  We do not know the mortality rate of theContinue reading “Shutting Down a Pandemic: Does it even matter if the flu or the new coronavirus is worse?”

Lack of Transparency in Reporting Breeds Panic and Conspiracy Theories. The Recovery Rate of the 2019-nCoV is a red flag. Germany Case Study and Harvard Arrests.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001468?fbclid=IwAR0m6ET7D3lfB5MnLdht93X8RLlaNqj0-nf1SkX9NZwEBxBA47uqJqk4ca4 https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china-related?fbclid=IwAR2RxOLN7CWh-ZnRCZxhQdTX0X7rXo0mILFEdPCkQEStsvrFQ9yefuuVG4E The above two links are the New England Journal of Medicine’s publication on the findings from the cases in Germany of the 2019-nCoV patients. They also have a brief article about the ongoing case in Washington with pneumonia. The second link is to Justice.Gov. It is a press release by the US DepartmentContinue reading “Lack of Transparency in Reporting Breeds Panic and Conspiracy Theories. The Recovery Rate of the 2019-nCoV is a red flag. Germany Case Study and Harvard Arrests.”