Covid and ideologies

The Right.  Conservatives, the GOP, Republicans, Capitalists …

Are NOT listening to

The Left.  Marxists, Communists, the Resistance, Socialists, Democrats …

Every Democrat Party candidate for their party nomination BEFORE Covid insisted the economy only worked for 1%.  Were they joking?  Just kidding?

The so-called “non-essential” economy was not shutdown because of Covid, Covid was used as a pre-text to effect a shutdown.  The off the charts “models” projecting infections and deaths used to influence Trump were no mistake.

Bottom line. The Left is NOT going to reopen the way we were.  They are not kidding.  Furthermore, even a reopen with irrational, draconian “guidelines” is not much better than the broad lock down.

The Right must not risk it all.  Open borders, nationalized ed and med, suspension of private property rights.  The list is long.

Listen to the Left now. Because Trump is a lightning rod, they won the Battle of 2018 and are in power in NY, WA, CA, IL, OR… now and forming multi-state alliances to fight the political Covid Battle.  The Left could easily consolidate more power this November leaving just a 5-4 SCOTUS as the firewall.

Negotiate and compromise on the broad socio-economic reforms the Left is seeking.  Don’t risk it all!

Like Obama said, both sides must be honest, tell the truth.  People are being harmed or worse by the 10’s of millions all over the world from this centuries old ideological struggle.

Covid and housing density

“In keeping with the theme of East Asia experiencing the ‘second wave’ of the novel coronavirus outbreak already, Singapore’s Health Ministry reported 386 new cases on Monday, the city’s biggest daily jump, taking its total confirmed cases to 2,918. The city-state, which is under a partial lockdown, also reported its 9th death.

Many of the new cases have been linked to dormitory-style housing where migrant workers often stay, giving Singapore cause to follow China’s lead and blame the rebound on foreigners, despite Singapore tightening travel restrictions 2 weeks ago on non-residents.”

The same applies to hot-spots in the US.  Densely populated, often multi-generational housing, even more packed than a dormitory.  Partly cultural and partly economic since the jobs are low paid and often staffed by migrants.

The workers are likely not catching and transmitting the virus at work, the problem is at home.  The mandatory stay at home, shelter in place approach for many is like being locked in a burning building.

Now the question remains, with the very high % of international students especially from China, why weren’t US college dorms hot spots?

Covid in New York City

Is NYC a hot spot?

The population of the city is nearly 10,000,000 and very densely packed with a large number of international residents and visitors.

Assume the effective population is double that over let’s say the course of a month with people from all over the world transiting in and out.

Covid stats

There were 83,780 Flu-Pneumonia deaths in US this season.
To date, 4,059 Covid related deaths.

“Global cases: More than 932,600
Global deaths: At least 46,809
Top 5 countries: United States (213,372), Italy (110,574), Spain (104,118), China (82,361), and Germany (77,872)”
— Johns Hopkins

“Singapore now has 1,000 recorded instances of COVID-19 infection due to an influx of “imported” cases as more residents returned from abroad.

The city-state reported its fourth death related to COVID-19: a 68-year-old Indonesian man, who died on April 2 at 6:43 a.m. local time due to complications.”

Beijing: 442 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 25 million).
Shanghai: 353 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 34 million).
Guangzhou: 1,357 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 25 million).
Hong Kong: 141 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 7.5 million).

Covid and starvation

“suppress economic activity”

How many deaths will result from the “suppress economic activity” strategy essentially imposed on the world by policy makers in developed countries?

Starvation is already a problem in parts of the world and that means children.