We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“A Fifth To Half Of All Coronavirus Deaths Have Been In Nursing Homes“
Kinda funny how that interesting bit of data has been largely hidden from the public by the public health bureaucrats, the governors, and the media, replaced by a patently false narrative lecturing us every day that healthy people of almost any age are at any significant health risk, and that everyone should literally be afraid to go outside.
My disdain for these people grows with each passing day.
Re: US Intel Officials Believe 45,500 Corpses Were Incinerated In One Fortnight In Wuhan
Interesting... I've also heard that millions of cellphone contracts have been cancelled.
Something else I've heard is that there have been few cases outside of Wuhan and that other cities in China were either not shut down or shut down for a short time and are now back in business. China can fudge the number of cases or deaths but they can't lie about whether a city is closed or not. The implication was that China may already have a vaccine or very effective treatment that they aren't sharing. Does anybody have any insights into this?
All things are possible I guess, but I can't see the CCP risking the howls of worldwide condemnation for passive-aggressiveness on such a scale. It would be truly reptilian to do that; they would alienate the entire world if it were so. I think it's more likely that the uber-draconian lock-down in Wuhan (travel ban for intra-China destinations, welding people inside their apartments and the wholesale disappearing of patients into lock-down wards) was fairly successful at stopping the spread. In fact from my perspective, this highly focused and well-coordinated panic response from the CCP makes it more likely that they knew the virus had escaped from the lab.
I remember reading during the worst period that the sulfur-dioxide clouds over Wuhan, the emissions from the cremation sites, were significant enough to be seen clearly by satellite. The CCP apparently brought in dozens of portable cremation units to handle the loads.
I don't think they care a whit about worldwide condemnation. After they prohibited travel from Wuhan to other parts of China but allowed international travel into and out of Wuhan. I think they feel smug that they are able to get people and companies grovel to them. They set ridiculous policies for companies to locate in China. Hell, the EU recently groveled to them! They have threatened to stop selling medication and ingredients for medicines to the US. I think they feel they have most of the world over a barrel and I think that is fairly accurate.
I have no doubt that they have incinerated tens of thousands of virus victims (likely both dead and alive) but that doesn't explain how, if what I've heard is true, most other cities in China were either not closed or closed for only a short period, and there are few virus victims in other large Chinese cities.
Like Russia, Russia, Russia, and Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, I rather suspect the administrative state in the CDC and NIH are working with our enemies on the virus and the panic. There is a good you tube piece "Dr Mercola interviews Judy Mikovits" in which she points out the dirty characters, such as Fauci, wrapped up in the whole vaccine business.
Judy Anne Mikovits is an American anti-vaccination activist and Dr Mercola is a TV quack. Both are the medical equivalent of flat earthers. And what does "the whole vaccine business" mean? Are you simply an antivaxxer using this as an opportunity to push your agenda or what?
"If Coronavirus Threat’s So Great, Why’s U.S. Overall Death Rate Down?"
2400 people a day dying from Covid-19 and this guy thinks it's great news. We won't know if the death rate is down for months maybe a year. Then we will be able to look back and know with any certainty.