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Covid Musings
I'm not touching the Dump Trump ramblings.
There's not enough time or space

Who Needs Big Brother?
Little Brother Is Watching you

According to Palm Beach County county, suspected violations of the mask-wearing order can be reported by calling 561-24COVID (242-6843) or emailing
Anyone who doesn’t comply after a warning, faces a $250 fine, then $500 for each additional violation.

It's much worse in UK
New fines - starting at £1,000 for a breach and rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders - apply to anyone who fails to self-isolate after being contacted by the NHS.

A London Telegraph columnist sums up the danger perfectly here

To Mask or Not To Mask:

Is It Really a Question?

Forbes, Jun 18, 2020,

DO wear masks but
DON'T think you’re safe

The View from Russia

How Big Is It?

1,000 coronavirus particles would fit across a hair.
For most masks that's like chicken wire trying to block a marble.

By Dr John Lee, a former professor of pathology and NHS consultant pathologist

Amazon Banned this Book:
Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns

Amazon backed away from a decision to block the sale of a self-published e-book about the coronavirus after critics, including Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, blasted the ban.
Alex Berenson, a conservative-media favorite, tweeted to his more than 118,000 followers that Amazon banned his 6,400-word booklet. The booklet, "Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates," argues that the mainstream media is overstating the threat from the virus.
Berenson dubbed them "Team Apocalypse."
Within a few hours, Amazon reversed itself, sending Berenson an email saying it would publish the book after all. Amazon spokeswoman Sarah Elison said the book was removed in error.
Buy it here

Who You Gonna Believe

Opinion Pundits run wild
The Spectator

The Kill Factor
There Is a ‘Tipping Point’ Before Coronavirus Kills. The new coronavirus causes little more than a cough if it stays in the nose and throat, which it does for the majority of people unlucky enough to be infected.
Bloomberg March 8, 2020,

The mounting toll raises a basic question:
How does it make people sick, and
why does it kill some of them?

Washington Post February 19, 2020

Surfaces? Sneezes? Sex?
How the Coronavirus Can and Cannot Spread
NY Times, March `18

Well-intentioned over-reaction?

A retired doctor, Dr George Birdwood, sent this letter to The London Daiiy Telegraph:

I have been reflecting on how we would have reacted to a coronavirus epidemic in those days (He qualified in in 1953): The answer is not at all, for three main reasons:

1:The Covid-19 virus could not have been identified rapidly enough, if at all.

2: Most cases would have been too mild to attract attention in this season of coughs and sneezes.
3: And the small proportion of deaths among elderly people with chronic respiratory disease would have remained much as usual .

"It follows that there would have been no alarm or counter-measures. International trade and travel would have carried on as usual. World stock markets would not have collapsed. And governments would not have needed to get involved.
"As it is today, we know too much about the coronavirus for our own good, but almost nothing about treating its victims or preventing its spread

I do worry that what we're seeing right now is well-intentioned over-reaction.

Rush Limbaugh
Rush, you don’t sound panicked over any of this....