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A Modest Proposal: Call this virus "THE HOAX."

It's short, it's catchy, it's easier than either Covid-19 or coronavirus, it's ironic enough to appeal to hipsters and non hipsters alike, and best of all, it reminds people about how well our government has been serving the people both before and after its appearance.

"I'm not coming in to work today, I have the Hoax."

"I don't think I'll be available on Friday, my throat is sore and it might be the Hoax."

"Please send an ambulance, I have the Hoax and I am very short of breath."

I think it could catch on very easily. Sing it loud, say it widely, call it the Hoax to make sure all the trails lead back to a callous and uncaring administration that did nothing to contain it.

C'mon, let's start something.



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Meditation for when the stock market drops

Today is a good day for it, I think.

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From the "we're screwed" file



As of yesterday afternoon, the fatality rate was 3.1%, so don't pick out the casket just yet over Covid-19. Picking it out because of the massive ignorance of a bunch of businessmen trying to run government as a business, as you were.

Virologists Find Coronavirus Is 80% The Same as SARS, Which May Help Us Neutralise It

The new coronavirus spreading in China appears to be similar to SARS in two important ways: They share 80 percent of their genetic codes, and both originated in bats.
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"In essence, it's a version of SARS that spreads more easily but causes less damage," Ian Jones, a virologist at the University of Reading in the UK who was not affiliated with the study, said in a press release about the studies.

Those similarities offer a silver lining.

"This indicates that treatments and vaccines developed for SARS should work for the Wuhan virus," Jones added.

https://www.sciencealert.com/genetic-analysis-shows-wuhan-coronavirus-is-similar-to-sars

Slight caveat: a SARS vaccine was developed but not widely tested. However, that does give them a potential head start on this strain.

Takeaway: Bat should be permanently off the menu since they were also the reservoir for Ebola. Most species are beneficial, so it's doubly bad to use them as a foodstuff.

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 as China tightens measures

Source: BBC

The death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, with the number of infections almost doubling in a day.

The number of total cases confirmed by China rose to 4,515 as of 27 January, up from 2,835 a day earlier.

Japan is sending a plane to Wuhan to evacuate its citizens, as efforts to repatriate foreign nationals from the city at the epicentre of the outbreak gather pace.

The virus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally. S

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51275896



So far hysteria is outpacing the disease, but not by much. It's not looking good.

The Last Word with Bill Moyers

I know a few people have been waiting for this, so here it is:

Check out new before & after nighttime satellite images of Puerto Rico

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41392940

Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows.

Outside the capital city San Juan, residents are still isolated without power or communications, which could take weeks to restore.

Clean water and medicine are also scarce, locals report.

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Source: BBC

China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.

China is North Korea's most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.

The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang's income, while China's oil exports are the country's main source of petroleum products.

The tougher stance follows North Korea's latest nuclear test this month.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41370722



This is the first time I've seen China apply anything but verbal cautions to NK.

Now the ball is in our court, Dump needs a muzzle.

They're ba-a-ack! The Great British Bakeoff

I really miss Mary and Sue, it's just not the same on commercial TV.

Here's Episode 3. Episode 2 is also there but in craptacular format. I haven't found Episode 1 yet. Click on the top of the video to get to the You Tube page, as always.



Dictators and Despots: A Timewatch Guide

Still another brilliant not quite an hour from the BBC's Timewatch series, tracing dictators from Julius Caesar forward, what they all have in common, how they came to power, and what they did once they got there. It is sobering.



(apologies to anyone who has posted this before. I didn't see it and besides, it does bear another airing.)

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