Just a mild dose of Influenza
I drove down to the village yesterday.
I was stopped by a Ban Garda. But I’m not supposed to say that now. Suffice it to say it was a person in uniform of the apparently female persuasion but there again he could have been a transvestite or she could have had the operation. One just cannot tell these days. Anyway she [?] was young and good looking.
“May I ask were you are going sir?” she asked.
“West Cork” says I. “Am I on the right road?”
Well. okay I didn’t say that as uniforms can have seismic effects on some people and a simple bit of levity can transform a sweet young female into an horrendous gorgon with an urge to arrest people for nothing.
“The shop” says I. After all she had shown deference to my age and had had the civility to assume I was younger than seventy.
She smiled sweetly and waved me on. So far the police state is behaving itself.
Later when I got home I browsed the Interwebs. I came across a piece by Longrider which gave me pause for thought.
If nothing else, it tended to confirm some of my sneaking suspicions.
According to a piece I read on the RTE website, the median age of those who have died from the virus in Ireland is 81 – which, from experience, is the sort of age at which people tend to die.
Not only is the median age generally in the 80s or 90s but the vast majority had "underlying complications". I would like to know how many actually died of the "complications" and not the virus itself.
I have just been talking to a farmer in Laois who says that Ivermectin, with which he has frequently stabbed himself when injecting animals, is known to be effective against the virus. I checked the web and research suggests it can bring a 5,000 fold inhibition of the virus in vitro. Why is it not being used?
nobody can make any money out of it? No "Development Costs" new labs or factories etc or am i too cynical
You beat me to it! Or maybe I'm too cynical also?
Cynicism is realism.
A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist.
Female cops freak me out more than male cops here. Small stature, armed and on edge makes for a bad combo. I’m more at ease dealing with some jacked mutant who is 6’6”. As for this virus nonsense, the CDC has had hospitals reporting any death, even with just a positive or suspected case, as a covid death. Me thinks this new Black Plague is just doing the same thing that sickness us usually does to the terminally ill. Also, it seems that the rush to ventilate has been pointed out as a cause for some deaths vs. waiting until absolutely needed. https://www.eutimes.net/2020/04/new-data-suggests-its-ventilators-that-are-killing-people/
Most of the lot manning [personing?] the checkpoints are just out of training without even finishing their courses. They were put on duty because of "The Emergency". They are far more nervous than the public.
That is scary about the ventilators though.
It is: but personally I find nervous semi-trained cops WHO ARE ARMED very scary indeed! Here in the UK we have our own contingent of Unterscharführers but thankfully they don't (yet) have .357 or 9mm equipment as routine.
It would seem that all deaths are now reported as ' due to the Wuhan Virus' [ I refuse to call it by its PC name ] just two examples from UK a few days ago. The comedian Eddie Large is reported having died from the virus even that he was in hospital with a serious heart condition. Another a famous cop from the 60s Nipper of the Yard reported died from the virus …. he was in hospital with compilations of diabetes. If someone falls down the stairs now its recorded as a death from the virus. In the UK records show that 1600 people die every day from natural causes. Today some of these deaths will be recorded due to the virus.
That's a lesson learned from the Anti-Smokers. Smoke one cigarette in your life and your death is "smoking related".
This doctor is having none of it.
We have had 4 deaths so far in New Zealand. All those who died were over 70, one being over 90.Two of them were in a "Gods Waiting Room" Care home. As I am 82 years old I am not far off my time to go, if I go in the next few weeks, I wonder if I will be counted among the fallen.
Excellent piece that you linked to GD. Confirmed my sneaking suspicions too. The question is what is to be done about it? The politicians and police aren't going to say "oops we got it wrong, sorry about destroying everything over a media beat up" are they?
I have a relative who is a nurse in a large London hospital. She says that almost all of the patients on the coronavirus ward are what she calls 'couch potatoes' – i.e. they are middle aged, obese men with diabetes.
Pre-existing, self-inflicted health problems. Remember this when you're wondering when the pubs will reopen.
The one article brought up the Hart Island “mass grave” for covid patients. That Island is FULL of unidentified homeless people who died of liver cirrhosis etc. so I’m assuming it’s more dead homeless with the same issue but now it’s “the rona”.