Tag Archives: Wuhan virus

Eight hundred gloves

Or 400 pairs of white, cotton gloves. Ordered by mistake on the Internet. You gotta watch what you click, obviously. We could become mimes.

Who was that masked man?

Old line from an old radio and later TV show of my youth, The Lone Ranger. Except his mask was only around his eyes. Our masks will cover nose and mouth. Coming soon to a town near you—already in Laredo.

The Viral Rocket Ship

As long as I’m going to do national, I suppose I should relate the latest shenanigans of the Dimocrats and the Lamestream Media (but I repeat myself) but I’m only inclined just now to keep up with the Wuhan virus.

And Trump, who looks genuinely worried, and who wouldn’t be being the cause of so much tragedy as he takes expert advice and advises staying home and thousands of small businesses crater, says Lousiana fataltities from the virus “went like a rocket ship” to today’s 239 dead. At one point they lost 150 in 24 hours.

He said these next two weeks are going to be painful. I’m sure they will be for him, bless his heart.

Via Breitbart News Syndicate

UPDATE:  The mortality rate is picking up, already doubling that of the ordinary flu

Grocery wars

Bar came back from Randall’s with a sad tale of an elderly woman crying because there was no toilet paper and a young man stealing something from another young man’s cart when he wasn’t looking. Many shelves bare but store PA system, words in lieu of usual music, says restock on Monday.

Most “naturally immune” to Wuhan

“In Wuhan, where the virus first emerged, the whole population theoretically was at risk of becoming infected, but only 3% were.

“The Diamond Princess cruise ship represented the worst-case scenario in terms of disease spread, as the close confines of the ship offered optimal conditions for the virus to be passed among those aboard. The population density aboard the ship was the equivalent of trying to cram the whole Israeli population into an area 30 kilometers square. In addition, the ship had a central air conditioning and heating system, and communal dining rooms.

“’Those are extremely comfortable conditions for the virus and still, only 20% were infected. It is a lot, but pretty similar to the infection rate of the common flu,’ Levitt said. Based on those figures, his conclusion was that most people are simply naturally immune.”

Via Powerline

No surprise it came from China

“The rapid economic growth in southern China has led to an increasing demand for animal proteins including those from exotic game food animals such as civets. Large numbers and varieties of these wild game mammals in overcrowded cages and the lack of biosecurity measures in wet markets allowed the jumping of this novel virus from animals to human…”

Via Powerline

Mass graves in Iran

Iran is an underdeveloped, impoverished dictatorship, of which we are none, so even though it’s a tragedy for Iranians, we’re not likely to suffer similarly.

Via Instapundit