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.
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.”
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.
“Ultimately, Wuhan Diary is a worthy read because it presents a first-hand account from an honest, thoughtful, and rational observer who also had the power of words. As the Chinese government is busy portraying itself in the most positive light, suppressing truth and any dissent, Fang Fang’s book preserves the memory of the reality in the ground zero of the pandemic.”
Via The Federalist
Mr. Boy visiting for a barbeque supper with stepdaughter and her beau last week said he hasn’t seen any masked folks in College Station nor is social distancing practiced. Said he’d seen “a lot more fear” in Austin and environs. Though A&M has canceled in-person classes and is carrying on online.
“Pataki also said he was dumbfounded as to why infected patients were sent to nursing homes instead of ‘hundreds of unused beds’ at the two temporary hospitals at the Javits Center and the Navy’s USNS Comfort hospital ship.”
Whole New York nursing homes were wiped out. Contributing to New York’s more than 18,000 dead.