COVID-19 update: the eyes may have it but the nose knows. A hot topic: fever

Time for serious contemplation once again about the flourishing pandemic. A recent essay entitled the nose knows has been submitted for your erudition. Loss of the sense of smell, which sensation is called olfaction, is called anosmia. Hyposmia is a milder form of diminished olfaction.

The Weekly Watch

Viral Evolution

While it is true viruses are sometimes misread by the host and mutate (like a cold virus for example), this week I want to speculate how the SARS-CoV-2 will and is causing societal evolution. Viruses have always been agents of evolution as they attach and pull away from our DNA and RNA, but this global pandemic is going to fundamentally change societies and the way we interact...especially in the short term. If and when a vaccine is developed, some sense of normality should be re-established, but societies will never be the 9/11 and the 2008 crash. So get out your crystal ball and let's think about what's coming around the bend.

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2019 Pandemic Exercise "Crimson Contagion" Highlighted Response Weaknesses

Last year, the Dept. of Health and Human Services ran a 7 month long exercise code named "Crimson Contagion," a dry run response to a global pandemic which started in China and expected more than 100 million Americans to become ill.

The simulation highlighted several failures in our preparedness for such a catastrophe.

Hot Air

Where Oh Where Has Our Little Government Gone
Gone to the Oligarchs Every One

To mix a meta
sip a quarentini
Here's lookin' at you kid

we. have. no. federal. government.

It has never been more evident, as exhibited by the lack of leadership during this crisis. The U. S. government is doing nothing to prepare. They are only a distracting and negative influence. At best.

A question for Dr. John Carpenter

I just saw this for the first time, this morning, but this is pretty much where my line of thinking was taking me, yesterday. What do you think...does this look credible?:

Here's our summary of this vitally important paper:

Question: Dying - Alone or With Your Loved Ones Holding You?

When looking back at my life and looking at myself right now, I try to figure out what hurts me more and will stuck with me probably for the rest of my life:

A. if I couldn't be at the side of my son, if he were in danger to die due to the virus infection or vice versa for him, if he could not be with me, if I were going to die or

B. keeping distance as requested by the authorities.

Here why I think about that: