Thursday, March 12, 2020

It's like a movie I have already seen the ending to.

The frustrating thing about this whole crisis is that Trump needed to set a quarantine last week. But no one would have believed him and there are still tons of people who think this is an overreaction. Then when things get crazy - AND THEY WILL - he is going to be blamed for not acting fast enough. It's so sad.

Everyone went through the "it's just the flu stage". EVERYONE. We just need to move past that and change as the facts change.

I think the most troubling thing about the world today is that the media cried wolf so many times that we no longer have a mutual sense of what's real and not  real. I've seen it over the past six months that people tell me they don't know what is real anymore. Things I clearly thought were common knowledge. So, I understand why people are behaving this way.

I can assure you - this virus is hell on earth. 20% of people will need serious medical intervention. And it feels like you are drowning. Not only that - people who recover become reinfected. In China they said 14% of cured patients came up with the disease again. This thing sort of shape shifts.

I wasn't sure if this was going to track the same but yesterday there started to be confirmation  in Hong Kong.

1 comment:

  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeFriday, March 13, 2020 5:17:00 AM

    "And it feels like you are drowning ..."

    So much for the supposed joy of flying Catarrh Airways. :-)

    "... people who recover become reinfected ..."

    I'm wondering if this is some kind of aspirated pneumonia where the lung develops an infectious abscess that keeps reinfecting the patient.

    Some co-administered norepinephrine or some other vasodilator perhaps may be in order?

    You'd be surprised how much iatrogenic shit happens.