Enough already!!!

Geez, people… I’ve purposely stayed away from posting on the Wuhan Flu because I’m not a doctor, epidemiologist, scientist, or anything remotely connected with medical care. But… I do know how to do research and crunch numbers…

The whiners/complainers/kids/media say this is ALL the administration’s fault because they didn’t do (insert some BS here) before (insert date here)… If I remember correctly, back in January when .gov banned flights from China y’all were calling that racissss!!! Oh, and I love how people ‘conveniently’ forget that China has been lying from the git go about when the Wuhan Flu actually started and its real impact in China…

Oh, and you want to throw up Italy… Go read THIS, I’ll wait…

But, but, I see numbers on the Intarwebz… And OMG we’re all gonna die cause .gov didn’t do anything… And it’s too late… And the Pres and the CDC are at odds… And… Really? You’ve been bitching for the last three years about .gov doing too much, too quickly, at the wrong time! Anybody with any sense knows .gov is bureaucracy, not a monolith responding to the president. It takes them time to spool up, as it does for any emergency, because a number of different organizations have to be brought in, committees formed, and decisions made. FWIW, Fouchi from the CDC has said more than once that there is NO disagreement between him/CDC and the Pres…

Go read THIS article, I’ll wait…

The TL:DR- Bold mine.

The new coronavirus causing COVID-19 has led to more than 454,000 illnesses and more than 20,550 deaths worldwide. For comparison, in the U.S. alone, the flu (also called influenza) has caused an estimated 38 million illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Now let’s talk about the media… They have been pushing the panic button since January and have succeeded in panicking our ENTIRE country and tanking the stock market. Why??? Personally, I think it is their last gasp at taking down the current administration… Like the report that the president ordered the CDC to NOT use the testing the WHO had developed.  Except there was no test… The WHO had come up with a reagent and sent it to everyone. Another example HERE. Joe Scarborough yesterday.

Teh stoopid is really strong with the congresscritters too, trying to load a butt ton of BS onto a bill supposedly designed to help Joe Consumer and businesses that are taking hits from the closures, stay at home BS, etc… then dragging it out for a week! You can go HERE and get a copy of all 800 pages, but as of posting time, it STILL has not passed because Pelosi refused to call the house in session until today. So who knows what will happen this morning.

Just one example…

And you get some ‘interesting’ things out of the state govs…

Nevada’s governor has signed an emergency order barring the use of anti-malaria drugs. Restricting chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine comes after President Donald Trump touted the medication as a treatment for the virus.

Full article, HERE at the National Review.

The administration has been communicating with all the governors on a daily basis, plus communicating/dealing with numerous countries around the world to plan contingency responses and keep the world economy from crashing. They’ve activated USNS MERCY and COMFORT, two Navy hospital ships and they are enroute to NYC and, I think, Washington State.

Sit back, take a chill pill and stop hyperventilating… It’s not worth it. America will come through this, just like they have every other emergency that we’ve faced. When you see distilleries turning their good booze into hand sanitizer, Ford and others building ventilators out of parts, etc. THIS is what is good about America. We rise to the occasion, not cower in the corner and cry. My friend William has a post up I’d highly recommend. That way I don’t have to repeat things… His blog post is HERE.

Kicking the soapbox back in the corner and looking for my BP meds…

I’ll leave you with this…


Enough already!!! — 30 Comments

  1. The media Including the Intrawebz needs to tone down the coverage of the WUHAN VIRUS. This non-stop coverage is exacerbating the hysteria you can’t in watch the TV without one movie channel or another broadcasting gloom and doom. Just calm the hell down and run the numbers this WUHAN VIRUS has at least a 98.5 % SURVIVAL RATE. To all the dumb-asses hoarding the SHIT PAPER. This is NOT DYSENTERY you are NOT going to SHIT yourself to death so give it a rest.

  2. Hey Old NFO;

    I saw the Post by “LawDog” on farcebook and agreed with him, Not to the part of stepping away from Social Media totally, but avoiding news about the “Chink-Bug”. I also left a post on your link to another blog and blamed you of course, LOL We will be ok. We as a nation has been through much worse than this media manufactured panic drill.

  3. That clip from the bill summary was generated by the office of Senator Leahy, D-VT. I wonder if that is official and agreed to by the Senate or just Leahy using the bill for more political gain. Either way, it is a disgusting display of partisanship (which I am generally in favor of, btw, just not during an epidemic).

    Hopefully the Ds will lose Senate seats along with the House this fall. I am certainly motivated.

  4. I am coming to the belief that the impact of the virus will be at least 10x and possibly 100x less than the media have been telling us. But it will take at least 2 weeks for this to become a widespread belief. In the meantime, the beatings will continue ….

  5. Sabre- Agreed.

    Bob- Oh ‘thank’ you…. And yes we have.

    Hereso- One hopes.

    BP- That they will. I agree. That whole modeling kerfuffle over in England over the 500,000 dead now revised to 20,000 dead is a classic example of rushing to judgement, or to be the ‘first’ to get something out.

  6. And now Gov. Abbott is saying the entire state may have to go to lock-down because the [redacteds] in the big cities won’t stay out of the pools and stop congregating in herds. Grrrrrrr.

    • Same here in Alachua County, FL. UF students went on spring break. Yay.

      Chinese students went home for winter break. And then came back. And some of their relatives came with them. Double Yay.

  7. Mayor I-don’t-know-how-to-do-anything-but-raise-taxes-and-fees of Anchorage was asked yesterday if the “hunker down” order would expire on Monday. He said, “This is a long process, and it’s only the beginning.”

    IF he extends the hunker-down suggestion (he doesn’t have much authority to ORDER it), there will be push-back from the residents. Probably quite a bit of it.

  8. USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles today. I’m sure that they’ll dock at the old NAVSTALONGBEACH. I’m not quite sure what they’ll do because COVID-19 is not the problem in LA that it is in NYC. People self-quarantine every day in their cars as they commute back and forth. That’s not how its done in the Big Apple. Which may be why they have the problem that they appear to be having.

    • Florida’s governor, DeSantis, has called for a quarantine on all people from New York (mostly the city, because the rest of the state is ‘cool’) because the asshats from NYC don’t understand the concept of ‘stay away from crowds.’ And all seem to believe that rules apply to everyone, except themselves, because New Yawker or something.

  9. This whole brouhaha ignores the population of the USA, some 316,000,000. Bet more people end up in the hospital from being hit in street crossings.

  10. In a month or so, when people realize that this isn’t Communist China or Socialist Italy, and we do not have open burn pits or are incapable of cremating all the dead (hey, Italy, try asking the Germans for help…,) the economy will come back. It will come roaring back, because everyone will overreact once restrictions are lifted.

    Are certain sectors hosed? Yes. The service industry has taken it in the shorts, mostly because unlike a Portland Strip Club, they were not able to adapt to changes in the ‘new world of Wuhan Flu.’ On the other hand, one of the first things everyone will want to do once the restrictions are dropped is party like the American Idiots we all are, and 4th of July is right around the corner, a typically American Idiot Holiday for sure (explosives, fire, booze, semi-naked bodies, ‘Murica!!!!)

    This will be like every other time the stock market dropped because the Dems and the Soros forced it. Bounce back, Bounce back twice as hard.

    And the movement of business back to the States, coupled with certain states going full stupid (CA, NY for example) will mean more and more jobs in Red sectors of the nation.

    It will screw up the census results, but those are usually screwed up anyways.

    How to handle an epidemic – hit it hard, fast, lockdown, wait it out, recover, go about our normal lives. That is the way President Trump and his administration are acting. Like adults.

  11. BAD: In the Great State of Georgia, the governor just closed schools through April 24.
    GOOD: However, schools are preparing lunches for kids. In my (affluent, Atlanta-area) county, you have to go to the schools to get lunches. My daughter lives in Taylor County, which is poor, rural, mid-state, and the school buses are running the routes, dropping off lunches if there are kids/[parents waiting at the bus stops.
    More GOOD: Lots of support for distance learning, and for families without computers, laptops are being issued.
    GOOD: In Georgia, if you have a concealed carry permit, they don’t have to run a background check each time you buy a firearm. You just complete the Form 4473, which the FFL keeps on file. I just bought a Beretta 81, 7.65 Browning/.32 ACP as a fun range gun.
    BAD: The online gun store is backed up with purchases, may take an extra week to get here.
    More BAD: The LGS had to close down the indoor range, and they are only letting a few people in the store at one time.
    GOOD: They are still in business!
    More GOOD: And the state park firing ranges are still open!
    GOOD: Local grocery stores have reserved an hour in the morning for seniors to shop and the pharmacies are open then as well.

  12. “Personally, I think it is their last gasp at taking down the current administration”

    You aren’t the only one that thinks this.

  13. Apparently the distilleries are not using the good booze, they are using the heads and tails of the distillation runs that are usually discarded. Thanks to all for not committing the sin of wasting good booze.

  14. Thanks Jim,

    I was feeling a bit low. We started on the stay home and few/no trips or contacts three weeks ago. This included our small country church suspending services till May 3rd at least.
    That song, It is Well, lifted mspirits. Beautifully sung and recorded.

  15. These are the same journos who took the $500 million that Bloomberg spent to quit the campaign after “super” Tuesday and divided that amount by 300 million plus citizens, and came up with $1,000,000 per person. Numbers are not their forte.

  16. I’m trying to ween myself off following coverage. Looking at evening updates the next afternoon, etc, hopefully after getting in more work than I have been getting in.

    ‘When are we going to have cause to lift the restrictions’ is a question I find interesting enough that I’ve not been able to stop myself from sinking a lot of time into asking ‘do we know yet?’ ATM, it is probably a waste for me to worry about it much before next week.

  17. Just remember the politicians (and journalists and academics) creed:

    When in danger or in doubt
    Run in circles, scream and shout

  18. All- Thanks for the comments! Scott- I didn’t realize that. I saw that some vodka producer was using ALL of their production for sanitizer. In any case, good for them!

    Posted from my iPhone.

  19. You put the entire magazine in the bull’s eye – something I’ve been trying to do, but I have a flinch. Or something.

    I generally begin by asking myself what’s wrong with me. Why isn’t this hysteria making any sense. Why do we look at Italy or any other country as an example of what will happen to the U.S., when we aren’t like Italy? We might as well look at Zimbabwe and use that as an example.

    While I wouldn’t go so far as to put the entire Wuhan Flu down as a Democratic Party and News Media conspiracy, I don’t scoff at the notion. I think it’s possible – but likely? I wouldn’t know how to set the odds. The news media is running it into the ground, and the shear amount of false facts overwhelms reason and logical thinking.

    Thanks for writing this one.

  20. The libs absolutely can’t stand the thought of Joe Six-Pack getting something without their special interests getting a cut.


  21. Thank you sir for that lovely song. I listened to it twice, I needed it after a week of wading waist deep in all the madness. Home care is truly interesting these days. I will let it go at that. Especially home care in Upstate (thank god!!!) NY.

  22. drjim- Oh hell yes, they want ‘their’ cut… sigh

    Ed- Understood!

    Suz- 🙂 Good! Stay safe.