Category Archives: pandemic

You go, Joe!

“I’m happy to take questions, if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do.”

His picture then disappeared, replaced by a White House symbol.

Via Twatter

Texas opening

Any business that wants to can open without crowd restrictions and the statewide mask mandate is rescinded, says Gov. Greg Abbott. Sure to be opposition from various Dimocrat mayors, especially Austin’s Adler.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE: Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Andy Brown, both Dimocrats, urged us to keep masking. They said the governor’s action is an attempt to distract from his handling of the statewide power outages. Of course they would say that.

Delay indicates loss

District Judge Amy Meachum has taken all day on a hearing to overturn Mayor Adler’s orders to close bars and restaurants at the peak time of their business tonight, from 10:30 pm until 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. An all-day hearing doesn’t bode well, if history counts, for the governor’s bid to overturn the orders. But having won a similar case against El Paso County, the state isn’t likely to give up.

UPDATE: Indeed, the state lost, Covid won. Not a good look for a Republican governor.

MORE: Then, 24 hours too late, the state won on appeal. Guess Adler won’t be doing it again.

HCQ plant blows up

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Given the explosive character of some of the ingredients, there may well be a perfectly innocent explanation for the fire.  But a six-month delay in resuming production may delay HCQ supplies to early stage COVID-19 patients…”

At 10 cents a dose versus $10,000 a dose for Remdesivir. Now which do you think is the most popular with Big Pharma?

Via American Thinker

Covid?

Barbara Ellen logged off from work early today, struggling with an elephant sitting on her chest, making it hard to breathe, and a splitting headache. No fever, however, all day. Then, of course, there is the recent news of possibly no fever for three or four days in some Covid cases. Which she fears she has because of the aforementioned elephant. Time will tell.

At least she has no more back nor hip pain, thanks to Shawna, for a month now. But S. was not able to help improve BE’s breathing much even before the elephant arrived. Which limits the amount of oxygen in her blood. So we’ll wait and watch. She’s only in her mid-fifties, so she should otherwise be able to get through it. Fast as we can dose her with Resmedivir if needed.

UPDATE: BE tested negative for Covid, a few hours ago, at the minor emergency center on Far West Boulevard. They said her symptoms seemed fluish, which is likely since she failed to get a flu shot.

Wuhan Diary

Interesting memoir by a prominent Chinese writer about the early China virus days at the initial epicenter of Wuhan—comparable in size to Chicago. So far (up to entries of early February) no mention about the authorities then welding virus sufferers into their apartment buildings, presumably to enforce quarantine. Maybe mention will come later in the book. Stay tuned.

UPDATE:  Finally, on Valentine’s Day, she wrote this: We need “just a little more humanistic spirit…just enough so that when someone is infected with coronavirus, a crowd of people doesn’t end up sealing their front door with a steel rod so that everyone is locked inside…” Note it’s not the authorities who do it but just “a crowd of people.”

Texas: seasonal flu worse than China virus

While the Mediacrats and their Dimocrat puppeteers go off on Texas for reopening amid rising positive tests of the China virus, here’s one you won’t likely hear from them:

The last two seasonal flu outbreaks in Texas were four times as lethal.

That is, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, almost 12,000 died in 2017-18, October to October, and the 2018-19 toll was just more than 10,000. To date, the China virus has killed a little more than 3,000, with just three months to go until October.

The seasonal flu deserves a lot more media and government attention and the China virus deserves a lot less.

Via  Gateway Pundit

UPDATE:  Gov. Abbott says there are no plans to shut down the state’s economy again.