Settle Down Internet – Wuhan Virus Edition

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I’m not a doctor and I don’t play one on the internet. I don’t participate in whipping up insanity on the internet either. I have been blessed with common sense. I didn’t make a run on toilet paper, or hand sanitizer as a matter of fact I don’t use hand sanitizer I wash my hands, I always have. I didn’t realize how many filthy people were running around not washing their hands. Well to be clear in leftwing nutjob states it was obvious from their filthy disgusting care of their infrastructure and streets. I don’t live there so it didn’t concern me if people who paid taxes wanted to live like a 3rd world country to feel better about paying their taxes. I’ve seen some crazy crap on the internets since the emotionally disabled Americans were 1st told of a virus that originated in China. I’ve watched heretofore unknown conservatives and libertarians begging the government to take away civil liberties so they, not you mind you, they can live another day. The most recent iteration of damn the torpedoes and take away your freedom is Newt Gingrich I Am in Italy Amid the Coronavirus Crisis. America Must Act Now—And Act Big

As I write:

All schools are closed in all of Italy.
All churches are closed (including St. Peter’s Basilica).
All weddings and funerals are postponed.
All restaurants are closed.
In fact, all stores except grocery stores and pharmacies are closed.
People are urged to work from home unless they work in special designated factories

The streets are almost empty.

These steps are not an overreaction. The coronavirus is out of control of in Northern Italy. As of 6 p.m. local/1 p.m. EST on March 10, there were 15,113 total cases in Italy, with 12,839 active cases, 1,016 deaths and 1,258 recoveries. And there were 162 total cases here in Rome.

The hardest-hit region around Milan has had to improvise as its health system has been deeply stressed by the sheer number of patients. In Milan and Brescia, field hospitals have been set up in the fairgrounds as the local hospitals have been drowned in patients.

Because the demand for respirators and intensive care has been beyond any previous planning, doctors have been forced into the kind of triage thinking developed for intense battlefield casualty situations. There are reports that emergency room doctors are allotting respirators to those with higher life expectancy due to the limited equipment in the hardest hit areas of the province. If you are older or have other illnesses, you may simply not be eligible for treatment.

The most important part of Newt’s writeup is the inability of the government run healthcare system to care for the elderly. I’m sure he thought his oped would perhaps show Trump how to shut it all down, what it showed was the horrible nature of government period.

I read Instapundit and the Professor who calls himself a libetarian at that site was quite happy for the state of Kentucky to force businesses to pay for people to be off. He is also happy to have government shut down businesses

HE’S NOT WRONG: Fauci: Americans are ‘going to have to hunker down significantly more’ to fight coronavirus.

Why hasn’t NYC closed the bars, especially with St. Patrick’s Day coming? I mean, even AOC is on the case.

The above is one of his short writeups for a link to Fauci wanting governments to shut down bars and small businesses. I mock and dismiss such fearful desires as having government fix this virus by taking and or forcing you to do something they’d not get elected for next time by doing. I like his site still as I also saw this in the comments section of his site

If we are going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things — praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts — not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They might break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.

—On Living in an Atomic Age (1948)

Now while that was a very good take on the atomic bomb, it is also a reminder that if we curl up in balls and scream for the government to do anything to save us just one more day we’ll have died cowards and not a free people. Interestingly enough the man who most likely would’ve gotten this virus our President has not Trump tests negative for coronavirus

President Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House announced Saturday evening.

Sean Conley, the physician to the president, said in a memo, “This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative.” The information was released with Trump’s permission, Conley said.

Trump told reporters earlier in the day in the White House briefing room that he took a coronavirus test on Friday night and was awaiting results.

The president began facing questions about taking a test for the coronavirus after it was revealed that an aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, with whom Trump came into close contact last weekend, later tested positive for COVID-19.

This time the virulent lefty pathogen is going to get him y’all First Russia, Then Ukraine, Now a Virus — ‘The Walls Are Closing In’ on Trump!

One symptom of mental illness is magical thinking, “the belief that one’s own thoughts, wishes, or desires can influence the external world. . . . People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) engage in a type of magical thinking. . . . People diagnosed with schizophrenia and delusional disorders may also experience bouts of magical thinking.”

What drives the schizophrenic mad is a sense of helplessness, a lack of agency, the feeling that external forces are controlling their lives. In this condition, they resort to child-like fantasies of omnipotence, where they have the power to fulfill their desires simply by wishing the desired outcome into existence. Such delusional thinking is evident in the behaviors of those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The disappointment of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat had a traumatic psychological impact on Trump’s enemies, particularly in the media, who experienced the election result as a loss of power. Immediately, the anti-Trump media began seizing on anything — a scandal, a poll result, Russian “collusion,” etc. — that might rid them of this demonized figure whose political success symbolized to them their own failure. Thus was born the “walls are closing in” meme of liberal media fantasy, where the latest “bombshell” was always “the beginning of the end” for Trump.

As I said on that cesspool we all love to graze at twitter, Of course POTUS has tested negative he has already warded off far more virulent lefty pathogens. I don’t know if I’ll get it, I don’t know if it’ll be fatal if I do, what I do know is I refuse to allow psychotics in the media dictate fear in me. They’ve worked overtime at spinning up the populace I won’t participate. I will continue living my life and mocking the hysteria as I’ve done with every scare tactic used by the leftwing nutjobs in the media.

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EastBayLarry
March 15, 2020 11:12 pm

Jaded thank you for this write up. I am fed up to here with this non-sense!
I did my grocery shopping today and apparently the idiots think enormous piles of bread, milk and eggs is needed also. I’m quite sure most of it will rot.