High lethality

That's almost 21,000 excess deaths in 46 days in NYC. The worst flu season of the last decade killed an estimated 80,000 people in the entire Unites States. It's quite possible that Corona will end up killing more people than that in NYC before the year is over.


A holy month to remember

Life in the largest Muslim country:

THOUSANDS of Muslim men are seen attending a packed Friday prayer service despite concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Faithful Muslims flocked to the Lhokseumawe mosque in the religiously conservative province of Aceh, Indonesia, to mark the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

We've been reliably told that the coronavirus only infects infidels. Muslims are totally safe. No need to worry. Science!

There are currently 8,211 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Indonesia and 869 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Experts anticipate with no coherent lockdown plans, the numbers will escalate.


Assault on the body

One month ago when the country went into lockdown to prepare for the first wave of coronavirus cases, many doctors felt confident they knew what they were dealing with. Based on early reports, covid-19 appeared to be a standard variety respiratory virus, albeit a contagious and lethal one with no vaccine and no treatment. They’ve since seen how covid-19 attacks not only the lungs, but also the kidneys, heart, intestines, liver and brain.

This novel coronavirus is vicious:

Lewis Kaplan, a University of Pennsylvania physician and head of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, said every year doctors treat people with clotting complications, from those with cancer to victims of severe trauma, “and they don’t clot like this.”

“The problem we are having is that while we understand that there is a clot, we don’t yet understand why there is a clot,” Kaplan said. “We don’t know. And therefore, we are scared.” [...]

Although there was no consensus on the biology of why this was happening and what could be done about it, many came to believe the clots might be responsible for a significant share of U.S. deaths from covid-19 — possibly explaining why so many people are dying at home.


She couldn't resist the apple

Yup. Men usually don't buy stuff because it's sooo delicious, sooo cute, or it was 50% off! That's why the marketing is geared towards women.


Damaged survivors

Yeah, it's scary. You'll most likely recover if you get the virus but you'll also have complications. Just how serious? Well, we'll be learning that the hard way. That's the nature of a novel coronavirus.


Deadly weekend in Nova Scotia

One man went full psycho and murdered over a dozen people:

RCMP say 17 people are dead, including one of their officers, after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser went on a rampage across northern Nova Scotia in one of the deadliest killing sprees in Canadian history.

Police said Sunday night the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was killed after being intercepted by officers in Enfield, N.S.


Diversity is strength!

Sweden is dealing with higher cases of Corona from immigrants:

Immigrants from Somalia and some parts of the Middle East are heavily over-represented among those infected by COVID-19 in Sweden, according to the Public Health Authority.

During its recent press conference, the agency said that this particularly applied to Somalis, but also immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Finland, Turkey, Iran, the former Yugoslavia, and Eritrea.

“We have an over-representation of people born abroad”, state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said, singling out those with Somalia and Iraq as the country of origin.


Just like the flu

Many have made asinine comparisons to the flu. See, the flu killed X last year whereas Corona has killed less than X. Therefore, not as bad as the flu!

What they don't notice is that a) the Corono R0 is extremely high, and b) Corona just made its debut; it needs a few weeks to warm up:

A few concrete numbers from NYC:

New York had 4,749 deaths as a result of influenza and pneumonia in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control (statistics for 2019 were not available). The New York City Department of Health said that roughly 2,000 of those deaths happen within the five boroughs every year.

If divided equally over the course of a year, slightly under 400 New Yorkers died each month in 2018 from the flu or pneumonia, around 167 of whom were in the city. It is consistently one of the top five causes of death in the state and NYC.

Total deaths from the flu in NYC in 2018: 2,000

Deaths, so far, from the Coronavirus in NYC in 2020: 11,477


Math is very hard

These people don't understand the basic reproduction number: R0. So, of course, they don't get that reducing that number, even by a small amount, has HUGE benefits. Let's take a simple example in which a virus spreads very quickly every day. Let's say a person returns from travel with this virus. He spreads it into the local community by visiting family, friends, and various markets. In this case, R0 is 3. After one week, a staggering 2,187 people would be infected.

Days after infection R0 = 2 R0 = 3
1 2 3
2 4 9
3 8 27
4 16 81
5 32 243
6 64 729
7 128 2,187

Now, let's say, a similar city a few hours away implements a mask protocol. The masks reduce the risk of transmission by only 33%. Then, the R0 would be 2. One infected person who visits that city would end up infecting only 128 people after one week.

So, a 33% reduction in R0 improves the situation by 94% in ONE WEEK. A month or a year later, the reductions would be even more staggering.


More pain ahead

National Post:

The COVID-19 modelling released by Ontario officials on Friday shows a best-case scenario where thousands more deaths can be prevented, but it means implementing even further distancing measures than what’s already in place.

This includes closing more businesses, keeping a so-called “ring of steel” around vulnerable centres such as long-term care homes, and making increased use of technology such as cell phone alerts.

It also requires building up a “small army” of staff to do contact tracing, the resource-intensive work of tracking down all the recent contacts of someone who’s tested positive for the virus.

“We need to bear down heavily on this disease now, because it will save lives,” said Peter Donnelly, president and CEO of Ontario Public Health. “It will allow our healthcare system to cope. And ultimately, it will be the best way to help our economy bounce back.”


Where are the women?

Work outside in harsh conditions!? Not going to happen. It's easier to bitch and moan and demand vagina quotas in boardrooms.


Coronavirus is not dead in China

The numbers out of Wuhan are simply incomplete:

From March 18-22, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new cases of the virus through domestic transmission — that is, infection passed on from one person to another. The achievement was seen as a turning point in efforts to contain the virus, which has infected more than 80,000 people in China. Wuhan was particularly hard-hit, with more than half of all confirmed cases in the country.

But some Wuhan residents who had tested positive earlier and then recovered from the disease are testing positive for the virus a second time. Based on data from several quarantine facilities in the city, which house patients for further observation after their discharge from hospitals, about 5%-10% of patients pronounced "recovered" have tested positive again.

Also:

"I have no idea why the authorities choose not to count [asymptomatic] cases in the official case count. I am baffled," said one of the Wuhan doctors who had a second positive test after recovering.

Yeah. This is not over.


Don't play the corona card

This is definitely not a resume enhancement:

An 18-year-old woman from Hamilton has been charged after allegedly trying to get out of work at a local McDonald’s by submitting a fake doctor’s note claiming she tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to police.

McDonald's had to move fast and close their dine-in option. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have lost their jobs. This teenage twit made sure to add to the suffering.

“The fake note was presented to a restaurant supervisor on March 19, 2020. The McDonald’s restaurant, located on Rymal Road, took immediate safety actions by closing the store and sending all employees home to self-isolate,” Hamilton police said in a statement. [...]

Police go on to say there was “significant impact” on the restaurant, local customers and employees.

Yeah. Probably, dozens of customers got called informing them of this corona clown who might have infected them. I can't imagine their stress and, now, anger.


Foods and supplements

Vox Day posts a translated message; an excerpt:

Anyone who has symptoms should take only and exclusively PARACETAMOL (except, of course, medical prescription), drink plenty of water, and very often (if possible sips every 15 minutes). We also have natural antivirals such as Garlic, Ginger, Propolis, and almost all aromatic plants (Mint, Melissa (Torongil), Rosemary ...) Cinnamon, Curcuma, Fruits with Vitamin C ... in direct infusion.

He adds:

I've also heard from various sources that large daily doses of Vitamins C and D3, as well as zinc, have been reported to be efficacious.

I've found that the following four foods / supplements provide a powerful boost to the immune system:

  1. Garlic or garlic powder
  2. Cayenne pepper or sauce
  3. Vitamin C (1,000 mg per day)
  4. Vitamin D3 (2,000 IU per day)

The combined cost is quite impressive. Under $2 per month!


Lethal pandemic

Yup. As the global health care system is overwhelmed, as it happened in Wuhan, the mortality rate will creep up. Those who could have survived won't because they couldn't get the necessary medical attention to fight through the infection. Worse, more people will die of other incidents, conditions, and diseases since hospitals, doctors, and nurses were too busy with Mr. Corona.


Low fatality rate = More deaths

At the moment, there are a total of 89,071 confirmed cases with 3,044 deaths in the world. That's a fatality rate of 3.5%. That's very bad.

Only 1 out of every 28 infected people die. The rest spread the virus! If it truly goes full pandemic, then we'll have millions of graves. Something that is simply not possible with viruses that look scary but manage a small body count. As one can see in that table, the two most fatal viruses, Marberg and Nipah, killed 771 people in total. The Coronovirus is just getting warmed up.


Mecca is closed

Saudi Arabia has halted trips to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina over coronavirus outbreak fears.

Riyadh issued the ban in an effort to halt the spread of the virus, suspending visits to the holy cities in response to Covid-19 concerns.

Smart decision. Millions of Muslims from over a hundred countries go to Mecca every year. These Muslims have saved money for years, sometimes decades, to visit Mecca. They're usually old. Add in the jet lag and many hours of walking, they're also exhausted. Then, after only a few days in Mecca, they go back. It's the optimal location for any virus to cause global havoc.

Of course, we won't see the following BS, retarded headlines from the Left and Muslims:

  • Why does Saudi Arabia hate Muslims?
  • Meet the Saudis: The New Racists!
  • SAUDIS = Hitler's Spawn

Why would they do such a thing?

Norwegian Cruise Line is banning Chinese passport holders from their ships:

Ming Yang, a permanent resident of Canada for 15 years, was supposed to sail from Florida on a seven-day cruise with nine family members and friends this weekend, but a new Norwegian Cruise Line policy states the company will deny boarding to anyone holding a Chinese, Hong Kong or Macau passport, regardless of where they live. [...]

"I feel I've been targeted just because I am a Chinese passport holder," Yang said. "The policy is very racist, and it's targeting a certain race."

Ding ding ding! You win the grand prize: fresh bat soup with monkey brain chunks!

The cruise line also states it will deny boarding to anyone who has visited, or was in transit through, China, Hong Kong and Macau within the past 30 days.

Quite reasonable, indeed.


Powered by a storm

Finally, something cheerful for Boeing:

A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).

The Boeing 747 aircraft flew overnight from Saturday to Sunday and reached its destination in four hours and 56 minutes, as Storm Ciara sped towards the United Kingdom.

Wow. That route often takes over six hours.


There is no equality

A few years ago, I heard a woman who was talking about boys and girls. She said that the sexes are equal and the differences are "socially constructed". An older woman, a grandmother, seating nearby was shaking her head. That didn't faze the ignorant fool who kept on talking about the horrible oppression of society.

Her profession? Science teacher.

Of course, reality provides concrete lessons:

Your average guy has twice the upper body strength of a woman. After a few months in the gym, that guy can double his strength. So, now, he is roughly four times stronger than a woman when it comes to lifting, pushing, and punching. A man with gifted genetics and discipline can become more than ten times stronger than the average woman. He might as well be a different species at that point. Yet, we get stories in which women are stunned and surprised when their slim boyfriend gets to showcase his strength. This is what happens when you swallow the GRRRL power nonsense from the media.


Viral video fail

An Ontario man who caused a WestJet flight to turn around and fly back to Toronto claims his intent was to create a viral video when he suggested on the plane that he may be sick with the new coronavirus. [...]

Asked why he performed this stunt, he said: "Well, it was really just to create a viral video, to get something that, in my opinion, would have gone onto 6ixbuzz," a Toronto social media site.

Air Canada should simply send him the bill for all the extra costs.


It was a prank, bro!

An Air Canada flight makes a u-turn and flies back to Toronto:

Just two hours into a WestJet flight from Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica, passengers had their trips unexpectedly cut short on Monday after a passenger claimed he had the coronavirus.

At some point during Flight WS 2702 the man stood up, announced that he was recently in China and had contracted the disease, according to Peel Regional Police.

"That announcement was shared by the flight crew to the captain and a decision was made for the plane to return back to Pearson [International Airport]," said Const. Bancroft Wright.

No matter where you are, there's almost always one asshole.


A Pandemic

Glenn Reynolds on the coronavirus:

Some possibilities: (1) The Chinese are lying (or self-deluded) and it’s more lethal than their numbers show. Very bad. (2) Their numbers are roughly accurate, and it’s about as lethal as it looks. Bad, but not Very Bad. (3) The numbers are roughly accurate, but it’s more lethal in Chinese with lungs weakened by pollution and chain-smoking than it is in most other people. Probably the best case. At present, we don’t really know enough to choose. At the moment, (3) sounds pretty plausible to me, in which case we’ve got a very contagious but not very deadly disease. But (1) remains entirely possible.

Likely, a combination of (1) and (3). The Chinese are lying and the virus is highly contagious but extra lethal only for Asians. The coronavirus is super racist!


Intellectual Yet Idiot

Five people might die in car accidents today across Canada. A month later that number won't vary a lot. A contagious virus that kills five people today can kill millions a month later. It's sad that this simple, basic, and serious concept is beyond these "intellectuals".


The Chinese are hungry

I knew that they ate dogs and monkeys but this is crazy:

The Chinese food market at the centre of the deadly Sars-like virus outbreak has claimed they sold live koalas, snakes, rats and wolf pups to locals to eat.

The Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan in China is under investigation with officials believing the coronavirus originated from a wild animal that was sold at the venue.

So far the highly-contagious virus has killed 17 people and infected hundreds around Asia.

The scary part is the incubation period which is about two weeks! Tens of thousands of people could be infected. We won't know for sure till early February.


Canada. January. Life.

A snow storm rolled by yesterday in my area but it was nothing compared to the epic blizzard that smashed Newfoundland as you can see above. The only way it could get worse is that the snow doesn't have time to melt and then ... another storm hits! That's when the best way to exit the house is to simply walk out of the second floor bedroom window.

Records were broken:

St. John's and other communities in Newfoundland remain under a state of emergency after a historic snowstorm dumped closer to a metre of snow on parts of the province. St. John's recorded 76.2 cm of snow with the storm, crushing the single-day record for snowfall in the capital.

You can see more crazy photos here.


Oy vey!

Earlier:

I'm sensing a pattern here ...


The Wrath of Janes

New research in Social Psychological and Personality Science provides evidence that women strategically dampen signals of sexual permissiveness and desirability to avoid provoking intersexual aggression. In other words, the study suggests that women “dress defensively” by wearing less revealing outfits when encountering other women.

Shouldn't that be intrasexual? Anyway, almost everyone has been in the following situation at a social gathering where an attractive woman with tight clothing walks by.

What do the guys think? Nice.

Whereas the plain women hiss: Slut.


A tale of a tail

An Air Canada Boeing 777 clipped its smaller fleet-mate, an Airbus A321, as it was moving on the apron at the airport. The larger plane’s wingtip struck the tail fin of the Airbus, causing it to spin right around on the spot.

Strange. There is zero mention of the person who was towing the bigger plane. Probably, a diverse woman.


The Power of Meat

She feels and looks better after a month of eating healthy meat. Here are a few choice words from the hilarious comments section: sad, sell out, hypocritical, disturbing, mental help, dishonest, extreme, joke, pain, horror, nightmare, confused, disgusting, sickening, yikes, toxic, gross,...

I just had a steak. It was delicious.


A modern solution

So simple and clever:

Monkeys in India apparently can’t tell a tiger from a dog made to look like a tiger -- or at least that is what one farmer claims.

The farmer, identified as Srikanth Gowda, said he has been able to protect his coffee crop from monkeys by painting his pet dog Bulbul with black stripes, an Indian news outlet reports.

A dog named bulbul dressed as a ferocious cat. Gold!

Bulbul is the Hindi word for nightingale.