Coronavirus news are not all doom and gloom
During times of worry and panic about the spread of the Coronavirus it is good to have some uplifting news:
Although large numbers of countries have cases and deaths, it is interesting to know that some countries have not been affected at all yet. One of these is Yemen, who have had a protracted war for many years. If the virus did hit them, it is unlikely that their hospitals would be able to cope.
There are also over a hundred jurisdictions in the world which have a few cases, and have had no deaths at all. On top of that, there are a further 55 world jurisdictions with between one and five deaths. Of the 21,180 worldwide deaths to date, 20,348 deaths have come from just fifteen countries including the UK. The rest of the world’s countries account for just 832 deaths.
As part of the fight against this virus it is important to analyse the reasons these countries have suffered so many deaths and learn from them.
Respectfully, Anthony Webber
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Following a long-planned visit here [Spain] I find myself subject to lockdown and unable to carry out the planned work although I’m sure I’ll find much to do. At least essentials such as water, food and diesel are still available. Given time to think about the current situation I would like to share some thoughts. Unfortunately, internet access is not good and I miss my daily visit to ID…
Many of us now think that the virus is a product of a biological warfare establishment that maybe escaped by accident before research had produced an antidote. Of course, the other possibility is deliberate release, in which case any antidote would be reserved for a select few. Why should we consider this possibility?
Other recent developments, such as 5G and electric vehicles, are being imposed on us without our being given the choice and, int the case of the former, evidence of harmful effects abounds. No doubt the control over the facilities that we have come to depend upon appeals to some in government, so let’s take that a step further.
Some may recall the UN’s Agendas 21 and 2030 which some of us have commented on previously; 2021, the original date for implementation is almost upon us. Both those policies require a substantial reduction in world population to become viable. It doesn’t look like WW3 is imminent so how else is that population reduction to be achieved? How about a virus which kills people without destroying infrastructure, is easily and secretively deployed and may well already be contained by vaccination or an antidote for the self-declared “elite”?
It would be interesting to hear what others think.
Respectfully, Jack Thomas
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FRIDAY COMMENT – 27/3/20 – Bromsgrovia
A WEEK IS A LONG TIME …
Overall, and being charitable, one must grant that our government under Boris has made a reasonable fist of dealing with the virus crisis, while at the same time applauding the sporting gesture made by both he and The Prince of Wales, in volunteering to go down with it.
But – and a bit like the captain pretending the Titanic hadn’t hit an iceberg – it would now appear that government’s initial handling of the situation was actually a classic case of slamming the stable door after the horse had bolted.
Bojo’s initial reaction, a month ago now, was to adopt a Churchillian air, – stiff upper lip – raise morale – and let the captain be seen to be at the wheel, before recklessly stating from the despatch box, that the NHS was fully prepared to deal with the situation.
An even bigger faux pas was that by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, now the appointed deputy P.M. who in early February equally recklessly and with an air of truculent jauntiness, informed a half empty House of Commons, that he dismissed the suggestion that it would be unwise to allow Mr Adam Bridgeman, a British citizen, to return to the UK along with his Chinese wife Su and their four week old son, Austin.
In fact he went on, the Foreign Office had already sought to arrange for them to be found seats on a flight returning to R.A.F. Brize Norton,
This announcement was warmly received by those in the Chamber, presumably oblivious to the risk that this posed and still basking in some smug sense of British invulnerability and safe in the belief that some Oriental micro-organism did not have what it takes to hinder citizens of an Empire on which the Sun never set, even though that was some time ago now.
Much water under the bridge and the lessons already learned have been a short sharp shock to a nation and a world, that has become complacent, but they will not be the last.
We wish Boris, Prince Charles, Matt Hancock, et al, a full and speedy recovery and hope that they will not eventually discover that Coronavirus came here because we did not appreciate early enough, the risk that the Wuhan-based Bridgemans represented, quickly enough.