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A Little Bit About Covid-19 by The Elephant's Child
October 4, 2020, 3:04 am
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The purpose and use of a mask to protect from the Covid-19 virus is much misunderstood. The mask prevents the wearer’s coughs or sneezes from reaching other people. It is contained within the mask. They do not necessarily protect the wearer from the coughs or sneezes of others. They protect other people from your exhalations, their masks protect you from them. That is my understanding, from what I read at the CDC website, which you can reach at

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been adamant that everyone should wear a mask, yet a great many lost all confidence in him when he was photographed at a crowded baseball game — without a mask, clearly enjoying the chance to be attending a game. Double check me, please at the CDC website, and at your State’s health department, or wherever you can get the best information.

There is also a lot of misdirection about getting the virus from things such as packages from Amazon, deliveries from the grocery store, the mail? Must one assume that any new object coming into your house is a potential carrier of disease? From what I read, it’s simply unclear.

There was great consternation when President Trump added Dr. Scott Atlas to his team, because he was not an epidemiologist. However, Dr. Atlas is not only a fellow at the Hoover Institution, but has been studying the statistics from every other country on their experiences and successes and failures and has become quite expert in the reality out there.

I am certainly not any kind of expert. I just read a lot. The disease is new, we don’t know much about it for sure, and we are trying to learn at warp speed. Governor Cuomo’s dreadful experience in New York City when he recommended putting elderly patients into senior care homes, in the somewhat reasonable view that they were more skilled at taking care of old folks, ended up as a catastrophe, and New York City became the hot spot for Covid death in the country. Cuomo is still trying to avoid any blame for his mistake.

We don’t know enough about this virus, and are still wandering about in a forest of ideas without any guidance as to what the correct answers are. Try to understand how little we know and how hard it is to find real facts. There are a number of people working at the White House, or on the campaigns who have now tested positive, which means they will get care and treatment, which is good. Information, dependable tested information, is the most needed quantity, and we can do without all the posturing and pronouncements, most especially from Hollywood “celebrities”.

A “celebrity” is someone whose name you might recognize, for one reason or another. For news websites, they are “click-bait” which means simply that you might click on their article if you recognize the name. Hollywood “celebrities” used to spend heavily on press agents to get their names in the papers, because that’s how you got to be a “celebrity”. Now they just try to say something fairly outrageous, which the news sites will pick up, and first thing you know they have some name recognition and they are a real “celebrity” and people will click on their names, and they become a more “important” celebrity. Do not encourage this! We already have way too much of it.

Study up. Recognize how little our experts know, and protect yourselves by being as informed as you can. That will result in saved lives, maybe even your own.

The Debate. What was said and what was not. by The Elephant's Child

We had our first debate last night, and it was an “interesting” experience. The two candidates bring different qualities and experience to the fray, Donald Trump is the current president and has a record, which is pretty impressive. Best economy going. Brought peace to the Middle East, with three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. Outstanding economy for black Americans, with excellent employment, and boosts for black entrepreneurs with new opportunity zones. We’ve also had protests, riots, destruction, damage to businesses and looting in the name of “Black Lives Matter” and “Antifa” both of which seem to be Communist inspired. It’s hard to get one’s mind around all that has gone on and sort it out.

Democrats were set on a Hillary Clinton win, and the brownie points of electing the first woman president. When that didn’t work out, they seem to have gone a little bit over the hill. Joe Biden, as the Vice President for the first Black president, seemed to be better than the vast array of unknowns who ran for the nomination.

All of this underscores that the great scandal of 2016 wasn’t Russian collusion. It was the unleashing of America’s premier law enforcement agency against a presidential campaign based on Russian disinformation midwifed and financed by the Clinton campaign. The public is finally getting the truth about the FBI’s malfeasance, and Messrs. Barr and Durham deserve credit for exposing it.’

An FBI agent who played a lead role investigating Michael Flynn told the Justice Department there was never evidence of wrongdoing by the retired general or Russian collusion by President Trump, but the probe was kept open by Special Counsel Robert Mueller because his team had a “get Trump” goal, according to an explosive interview released Friday

Democrats were so anxious to get rid of the horrendous Trump that they have lost all sense of right and wrong, and what is acceptable. Their effort continues. Now it’s “white supremacy”, and when that fades away for lack of any proof whatsoever, they’ll come up with something else. I believe they are talking about impeaching him once again. This is just wrong.

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