The coronavirus balancing act

Do you go to work and risk getting sick, or do you stay home and risk losing your house because you can’t pay the bills?

This is the balancing act that every person will face if Covid-19 continues to spread.

I think people will choose to go to work. So how do we eliminate the threat without throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Now, for those that may not know, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” is an idiomatic expression for an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad. And how we keep from doing this is unknown right now. But we need to figure it out because a mask is not going to save you. If it can stick to a mask, it can stick to your clothing and your car, and so on.

China’s cities have become barnyards; its citizens’ farm animals

One only needs to look at China to see a dystopian world. Its cities have become barnyards, its citizens’ farm animals, and its elites farmers and ranchers.

A good example is Wuhan, where people are being treated like farm animals due to the coronavirus. They have been herded into their corals for the good of the ranch, and just like farm animals, they will be culled (left to die) if it gets out of hand. Their loss deemed acceptable by all those not affected.

I would suggest a better way.

The citizens of Wuhan should have been given immediate support and factual information. They should have been included in a plan that would save them and their fellow citizens throughout the country.

Each citizen should have been given protective gear and asked to stay home. If they did not have a phone, they should have been given one, so they could keep in touch with family and friends.

Then, food deliveries should have been made to each home, and medical checks by nurses, if requested, should have also been available. This would have emptied hospitals and stores, making everyone safer.

Their rent and mortgage bills should have also be suspended for the duration of the event along with other bills. This would make staying home feasible and encourage them to stay there. People treated in this way would have felt patriotic and safe at home instead of on the run, scared of their government and fellow citizens.

In return, other cities and countries could ban or quarantine them for a set number of days before entering if they choose, but no one should be prohibited from leaving any citied in which they feel threatened.

What do you think? I would love to get feedback on this topic.

Coronavirus in the United States

The coronavirus has infected a second person in the United States. The Chicago woman returned January 13th from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and began experiencing symptoms a few days later.

China is working to contain the outbreak, but some people have managed to slip through their checkpoints by cooling their foreheads before a temperature check.

While this was not the case with the Chicago women, a Chinese woman had bragged about doing this.

Infections have been confirmed in South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and the United States.

If you own stock in face mask, you might be in the money if the virus continues to spread.

Let’s hope this is not the case.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, and upper respiratory disease in chickens. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are often mild, but in rare cases, are potentially lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.