I wrote the following in May 2020; before Cuomo’s rise and fall; before the rise and fall of “vaccines” and boosters; back when there was a ventilator and ICU bed issue; even before Delta, Omicron, and all the variants in be-tween. I’m not saying I was prescient, just annoyed and skeptical.
As of this weekend 94 people have died of the Wuhan virus. In 2019, just in Louisville there were 93 criminal homicides and 305 injury shootings. Where were the calls to “Save Lives”? Perhaps leaders thought the lives lost and those badly injured - not to mention the uncounted destruction to the lives, childhoods and livelihoods of innocents - were the criminals themselves. They weren’t.
The Associated Press counts 3,300 U.S. coronavirus deaths occurring in residents of care facilities. In other words, a population constituting fewer than 1 in 300 Americans makes up greater than one in seven coronavirus deaths. This tells us the obvious: this predator preys on the weak. But it tells us something else that should be obvious: cramming vulnerable people into poorly ventilated group-living spaces makes them far more vulnerable.
Why, 2 MONTHS after the “hot spot” of covid cases and deaths were first reported in a senior “care” center in Kirkland, Washington (and the first reported cases in the US) is the KY governor just getting concerned enough to establish a task force to address problems in these facilities on 4/10, the day after he laid down the gauntlet to churches who might worship together on Easter? We have been told all along that the virus seems to be more debilitating for older people. In KY these facilities went on lockdown several weeks ago, but it was not until just the past few days, when differential data finally seeped out that we’ve heard about a concentration of cases and deaths in some. As of 4/11 34 long-term care facilities had reported coronavirus cases, with at least 153 residents and 92 employees testing positive, 21 people have died. "I think we've learned from experience that commingling COVID positives in a healthy population ... is not best practice, given how contagious the virus is," said Timothy L. Veno, president of LeadingAge Kentucky, an association that represents 100 senior facilities statewide. No shit, Sherlock.
American companies had gone way too far down the road of partnership with China to turn back.
5,011 churches are listed in KY. On Easter only 7 were known to have held services of any kind. Most were parking lot services among tiny congregations. That comes out to 99.86% compliance among Christian church congregations. If .14% of these groups’ behavior on one day are so much of a threat to the rest of us, we are doomed. No amount of social distancing will save us.
Average number of calls per week to Indiana Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1000
Last week- 25,000.
According to Gov. Beshear, having the conversation about bringing the economy back on-line hurts the effort to defeat the pandemic. He is an idiot. Not giving permission for businesses, local governments and people plan for life after this plague destroys hope, initiative, and lives. How many who might have been able to hold on will give up? It is time for him to act like some of his more prescient Democratic governor colleagues (Colorado, New York) who are starting to move from react to response mode.
There are show horses and there are workhorses. Trump is a show horse. Beshear is a show pony.
The members of the UN General Assembly believe that the U.S. treasury is the common heritage of mankind. The UN would be better off if it were run by the Mafia. They do a far better job of holding their employees accountable for job performance.
The sick are isolated. The exposed are quarantined. The rest of us, having committed no crime, are on house arrest. It took 245 years, but our rights have been suspended by petty tyrants and we are acquiescent.
As of today:
Population of KY 4.4M
Wuhan positive cases 2048 (.049% of the population)
Wuhan deaths 104 (.0024%)
In response our governor virtue signals by calling on everyone to light their homes and businesses in green and ordering flags lowered to half mast.