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Posts tagged ‘COVID-19’

Same Pandemic, Worlds Apart (2/6/2022)

Yesterday’s front page headline began with: “Worlds Apart.” The information provided was about the Pandemic. The “worlds apart” was defined only by New York and Florida.

Gannett Pravda did a lousy job. A number of weeks ago, The New York Times did a much better job at providing the details about “worlds apart.”

The line graph on the front page did demonstrate that the deaths in Florida surpassed those in New York in about the 3rd quarter of 2021 and continues to be ahead of New York right down to 1st quarter 2022.

If one examines this line graph and superimposes the leadership of the USA over the graph, one will see that the rise at the beginning of 2021 began to level off in New York and remains flatter up to today. In contrast, Florida’s death rate surged under DeSantis from second quarter 2021 and has only begun to flatten in the third quarter 2021, as it surpassed the death rate in New York. 

Furthermore, the surge New York experienced was first to second quarter 2020. New York suffered with the most numbers of COIVD-19 at that time while Florida did not even have as much from those coming in. After all, New York City is a larger transportation hub from around the world than Miami or Orlando. Add to New York, Amtrak trains which connect with Canada (Montreal) and the Buffalo airport on the border with Canada.  This new virus was not known and many people, like Governor Cuomo, attempted to meet the demand it brought on and did so with little knowledge about it. Florida’s DeSantis did not have to reckon with that. Yet, Trump and DeSantis remain a favorite, in spite of the sexual harassment of Trump. Where is Cuomo?  In spite of the heavy corrupt, unethical, immoral, human injustice (bigotry) practices of DeSantis, DeSantis is still there and Cuomo is not.  Give me a break. 

Furthermore, at the early stages of the virus, as New York suffered the most, Trump did nothing to help the northeastern states with the equipment to do so. Trump had, at his disposal, the Defense Protection Act. It is a war, not a political battle. Trump and lousy DeSantis treated it all as politics. Again. It was and IS a war.  So, when hospitals moved COVID-19 patients across state lines and put them in nursing homes, the stupidity of the population did not blame Trump who was responsible for cross-border transport, but directed at Cuomo, the governor of Michigan (Democrat), the governor of Oregon (Democrat), etc. All about GODDAMN politics and nothing else.  Why? To destroy democracy and implement an autocracy, on the part of Trump. Goddamn TRUMP and the Republicans, not the Democrats, you iddiotic lainbrains out there. 

The New York Times detailed article had a map of the USA and its 50 states. The writer compared facts and statistics regarding vaccination, masking, and other modes to help win the war against a virus. In other worrds, one could consider that in the third quarter or so of 2021, a Democratic Party governor in Oregon presided over over a mask mandate and did so before New York re-implemented the mask mandate. Florida never implemented a mask mandate. In fact, DeSantis acted like a dictator being vicious against those who DID wish to wear masks and the companies and organizations which wished to insist employees wear the masks.  All of this, by dictator DeSantis and dictator Trump needs to be considered. I see little of it being discussed openly and that is a disgusting thing which is happening in journalism today. 

Furthermore, some nations about the size of New York, Florida, and other states in the USA, there is no comparison. A CBS report mentioned Japan and how it’s vaccination rate helped give it the lowest COVID-19 positivity rate. Many other reports about Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand confirmed some of this. The one shortfall in the USA was the lack of contact tracing. Yet, when Biden, the CDC, and Democrats proposed that we increase contact testing, the voices of idiots in the USA spoke loudly with the microphone they were given and it was not done to the degree it should have ben done. When we are fighting a war, we can set aside the “voice of people who don’t know one Godman thing about the issue” and do it.  We did when fighting World War I and World War II. Some of it was not good (i.e., bigots and discrimination against black folks, Japanese-Americans, and the LGBTQ+.  As with the state of Israel and its ability to be an example for fighting war on a virus, Israel’s military has defeated their enemies and have not implemented DADT in the military and used females in its military. Goddamn the white supremacists and bigots against gay folks for insisting it is “patriotic” to have segregation and DADT. Goddamn them. Goddamn them with plenty of damnation for they have no sense of humanity and human justice. 

These idiots who push for a military-industrial complex based on a love of money, created perpetual war with a military-industrial complex, warned by former General Eisenhower that we SHOULD NOT DO, and wonder why we have a problem in drafting soldiers, so we create a professional military to defend oil and other issues, not to protect the USA and its human beings, when it becomes necessary to do so.  In the process, we have dictatorial assholes like Trump and the Republican leadership, now have a problem calling the bluff of Goddamn Putin and Russia, and take Putin’s position regarding bigotry towards the LGBTQ+. 

This is stupid, stupid, stupid.  It  does NOT reflect my idea of what it means to be a PATRIOT.  Go to hell in trying to force the ideas about bigotry towards groups o fpeople in the USA and shoving it down the throats of many of us who object to this and giver a PROACTIVE warning because a reactionary action will do little good and brings hell on earth.   idea on me. But perhaps to do so, you will support Trump, DeSantis, Scott, Gaetz, Marjorie the bitch, and others.   In this case, you are a traitor in support of Putin.

It’s the pandemic, stupid. Learn from the past pandemics and the errors made in first dealing with this one. Stop making claims that if we DON’T fight the war, then humans in America can succeed better than SHOULD we fight the war on a virus.  I can once again, mention what Kierkegaard said about moving forward by learning from the past, but not to just do what was done in the past. But it evidently does no good to say this, does it?

Anti-maskers. Cf to anti-condom-users during AIDS epidemic

Anti-maskers. Anti-vaxers. Individual rights. Bunch of hooey. AIDS epidemic. Promiscuity & having sex w/every Tom, Dick, Harry. Told to use a “mask” of a different name (get my gist?). Selfish men refused. As with COVID-19, friends of ours died. Men & women died. Puritanical SOBs suggested that we stop the spread of HIV by telling promiscuous men not to have sex at all, especially gay guys. Imagine. With COVID-19, if we are told, “don’t breathe at all!” Thanks to those who claim only THEIR individual rights are important and the rest of the community and society just be damned.

Vaccines (Letter to Editors, Press & Sun-Bulletin, Oct. 16, 2021)

Dear Editors:
Interesting figures on the front page today about the number of health care workers who have lost jobs because of not taking the vaccine. Oh, boo hoo. Being a bleading heart liberal and lawyer, I must say oh boo hoo and feel sorry for them, right? Where is the number of people whom I have known who have died because of COVID-19 after refusing a vaccine. What are those numbers? Why make us feel sorry for these healthcare workers? What is the purpose for making us feel sorry for them? And where are the statistics of those who are not against the vaccine who have caught the COVID-19 virus and died? Or for those who have the vaccine and caught the virus and perhaps have not suffered as much as death, but still suffer? Why not project feeling bad for these others?D

Why did your newspaper make us feel bad and a huge photograph of someone with a sign, “Honk for medial freedom”? Oh, yeah. What about a sign which says, “honk for all American’s freedom to live and move beyond this war on a virus.” Or, a sign which reads, “honk for the freedom of all to be able to not wear masks and get a virus because it is no longer necessary.” What does that mean, only if we die and go to heaven? What a joke. We all want the ability to seek “life, liberty, and pursue happiness” while on this earth. These people seeking their own idea of “medical freedom” create a hell on earth for all of us.

I can go beyond this with other matters. How about my freedom NOT to pay such GODDAMN high prices for prescriptions and eye injections while on Medicare and not with a job with a medical insurance. Excuse me for saying, GODDAMN, but that is the way I feel about the evil people with greed and selfishness at big pharma and big insurance with their evil love of money. Yes, I mean it. GODDAMN them in the big fat lazy boardrooms at the top with hedge hogs and corporate welfare, while working to deny the return on investments of capitalism that we as Americans should be receiving after long-term investments in healthcare and Medicare (plus interest). Where is my “medical freedom” after spending tons and tons of money  in support of organizations researching solutions for diabetes, heart, Alzheimer’s, and cancer? But really. Spending money on investment in a supposed CAPITALIST… CAPITALIST… CAPITALIST… CAPITALIST… CAPITALIST…. economics for many years and that is not very important at all. So we give a voice on the front page of a newspaper in favoring these idiots who deny us our freedom to live in peace and justice in this society – with their loud microphones they are given. Where is my microphone?

There are other matters i could mention which address freedoms for us. Personal injury lawyers are another example, with people making money by pitting Americans against Americans and proclaiming a religious belief that to everything there is a good and an evil and never is there “time and unforseen circumstances which befall us all (Ecclesiastes).  Sure. I am cherry-picking the Bible when I say this. But is that as bad as the cherry-picking of the Bible by those against the vaccines? My cherry-picking involves examples in the Bible which demonstrate a God with agape for all God’s children, not a chosen race, religion, heterosexual traditionalism, or white power, etc.

How many have died because they did not get vaccinated? How many have died because of the spread of the virus while catering to the big mouths like those on the front page of today’s newspaper? Perhaps inquiring minds would like to know, but are denied when a newspaper chooses to invoke sensationalist journalism on its front page rather than present ALL the facts. Emotions of sensationalist journalism suck, big time.

And a member of the royal society also said that we need to devote more of our time and resources to fighting the problems on earth, before going off into outer space. Stuff that into your boots, Mr. Bezos, the trillionaire. Kudos to people like Bill Gates, one time person at the help of Microsoft, for working for world health considerations.

Get Vaccinated

The person who wrote about the “angel of death” during today’s Passover being one who requires a proof of vaccination card is crazy, mentally ill, a sicko. Whatever religious group mesmerizes people like this to believe these false things and put this nation in chaos needs to be strung up. If this is a message about Armageddon coming, then it’s these wackos who speak like this who will bring on Armageddon, not God or our Creator.
The ones who are the “angel of death” are those who express the lies about not getting vaccinated. They will have the death of those who die from COVID-19 and the Delta variant on their hands. They will be responsible for the deaths of many people and God our Creator, I am quite certain, will not approve. 

For me, I will be happy when we are no longer needing to remain separate from one another, due to people getting vaccinated properly and curtailing the spread of the virus. It has been proven that those who are vaccinated stand less risk of contracting the new Delta variant. This variant spreads faster than the original.

Stop the arrogance of egotistical religious nuts who speak lies to their people.

Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)

Newark Valley, NY

———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…” 
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.”  Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”  Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.”  Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  PERIOD.  One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.

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