Tuesday, February 11, 2020

coronavirus/Spanish Flu

Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures
Coronavirus – latest updates -- The Guardian
Spanish Flu 1918
Am I the only one sitting here wondering when -- if ever -- anyone is going to mention the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 -- an outbreak that by some estimates took a third of the world's population despite widespread efforts to keep its ravages under wraps?
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet's population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans.

From where I sit, the current coronavirus sprang (as from Zeus' head) up in the midst of the impeachment of the U.S. president, a mishmash of presidential primary kerfuffle, a question which lies Donald Trump will wholesale today .... where did the coronavirus come from all bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed?

It seemed to come to light out of China (which isn't usually a bright lamp of transparency) where the rulers had to concede that last weekend's Chinese New Year travels (usually enormous) had been stymied, streets were emptied and everyone seemed to be wearing a mask.

Monday, February 10, 2020

milti-tasking is bullshit

... and the sooner you learn it, the sooner you'll get one thing done right.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

being right

Being right is a good thing, but it is not the only thing.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

overdose credo

... if one's good, two's better.

Friday, February 7, 2020

discredited conovirus doctor slain by disease

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness.
The Wuhan Central Hospital said on its social media account that Dr. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old ophthalmologist, was “unfortunately infected during the fight against the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection.”
“We deeply regret and mourn this,” it added.

a small question

True or false?
EPISCOPALIAN DISTANCES

Thursday, February 6, 2020

mobile homes

Is it just my watching of too many TV ads or is it true that the push for people to buy mobile homes/trailer homes is on the rise ... in some apparent segue from "micro homes," the she-she building of 7-900 square-foot tiny houses ... and this by turn in the wake of real estate prices rising and rising across the country?

Living in an affordable house is no easy matter for someone trying to find somewhere to live.

Makes me free-associate to nobles and peasants.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Unpack the messages...?

Unpack the messages....?

Named after the famous folk song which translates as The Cockroach, La Cucaracha is an exhibition of new photographs by South African artist Pieter Hugo exploring death, sexuality and spirituality in Mexico
Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha is at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, from 19 February to 14 March.
All pictures © Pieter Hugo