corona/virus/crown
Emergency (health), Thinkr8, world

The Virus That Brought The Earth To Its Knees.

A new strain of the Coronavirus (COVID-19infectious disease was detected in Wuhan, China and first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.

No human on the planet is immune to the virus.

COVID-19 behaves like a flu virus but ten times as worse.

Most recover, but those with underlying health conditions are at a greater risk of a severe to a critical case of the virus infection, sometimes resulting in death.

Every 100 years or so, there is a global pandemic caused by a virus classified as a Novel Virus. A Novel virus in its worst state of mutation can kill humans. They adapt quickly, and a vaccine takes years of development before it can be used on a mass scale for human inoculation.

COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
on January 30, 2020.

The World Health Organization on February 11, 2020, announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19.

Let’s change gears a minute or so -if- you don’t mind.

I picked up a bug mid-February (in the U.S.) while working in someone’s house, painting rooms. The woman’s home I painted in, she said her doctor told her she had the common flu. I don’t want to mention that I’m a tobacco smoker but I am . Mercifully I recovered from being sick to where I could go back to work after a six to seven day period. I could say, I inhaled that nasty plant (-tobacco-but not as much as I did daily) while I was sick, but I don’t want to. -Oh wait, I just did-
It’s strange how I’ve been able to do that, even in my younger days.

Uh excuse me, I’m feeling a bit of anxiety at this moment. Lol.

After a 10 minute regroup, we have to back up a bit about me being in the US, many would say “COVID-19 wasn’t in the US then.”

We don’t know that.

Even with this CDC.gov information:

On February 26, 2020, COVID-19 cases had been identified in 36 other countries and territories, including the United States.

To be exact my infection started somewhere around the dates of Jan. 30th – Feb. 7th. Diving in a little about my infection and the symptoms I experienced gave me thought I was undergoing the common flu. Yeah, no matter what, it sucked. But the days and months before I got sick I wasn’t feeling all that great anyway. I had a sharp pain in my left arm, I was dealing with severe allergies for up to 26 years. By the way, the allergy product Flonase saved me. -that for another time-

Astonishingly when I recovered from the infection, my allergy condition was gone.

The arm syndrome was improved, not gone, but much improved, the pain has subsided significantly. Who couldn’t ask for more? Thank you.

I went ten days without any Flonase or any other allergy medicine. Now it’s down to every 3 days, sometimes longer. I don’t know what happened, but it appears like getting sick fixed me to a point where I felt better and a little younger -if you will-.

No, I haven’t been tested for COVID-19.
I never sought medical attention during the duration of my infection.

Anyways let’s take a look at some statistics.

COVID-19 as of the time of this writing has infected over half of million people worldwide thus far. Some projections have said, COVID-19 potentially could kill
2.2 million before it fades out.

More cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the United States in the coming days, including more instances of community spread. CDC expects that widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. In the coming months, most of the U.S. population will be exposed to this virus.

I’m not trying to make a connection with the timing of my infection and the announcement of COVID-19 -BUT- how come I have to be in this category of a *quintessential sublime objective.
Timing like this has occurred repeatedly throughout my life. Its a strange world.

I’m going to work Monday (E.S.T.)

I’ll be going back to the county where I first picked up that bug.

Gratefully this time the house is empty.


Proclamations and orders issued by Governor Larry Hogan related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Orders and Guidance


COVID-19 has been reported in 150 countries throughout the Earth.
(at the time of this writing the numbers would have climbed higher)

Global efforts at this time are focused concurrently on lessening the spread and impact by implementing country lockdowns, city lockdowns, social distancing, and dis-infecting entire cities.

The President of the United States Mr. Donald J. Trump is 100 percent correct when he said, “the world has never seen anything like this before.”
(lest, we forget 1918) …or Passover.

The shutting down of countries (the world) due to an invisible enemy is unprecedented. All hell broke loose in the global markets.

10¹² dollars ( as defined on the short scale) will flood the US economy from the US government to provide aid and relief due to the massive lose’s of funds caused by the coronavirus.

Here are some links that provide the current worldwide count of coronavirus cases:

COVID-19 – CoronaVirus – by MicroVinc – Google Chrome Extension.
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard
World Health Organization (WHO)

I thought I would add this link, its a .pdf about the genomic characterization and epidemiology of the 2019 novel coronavirus:
(implications for virus origins and receptor binding)
Corona-virus’s and Bat’s.

This is my report and I hope I still have many day’s to go on this planet,
I intend to keep doing my part as a citizen of the earth and practice the CDC guidelines to the best of my ability.

Be safe and go carefully my fellow earthling’s.

We will get through this.

I’m thankful I’ve been able to endure this crisis thus far.

Even though I can venture off to work, I really don’t want to.

I said I was going to work so at least I’ll push through Monday and then see what happens. Peace.


I believe the USA could have been better prepared for this crisis and currently, our nation’s hospitals aren’t equipped to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients.


* a coincidence


3\30\2020 – Today Maryland’s Governor ordered everyone “Stay-Home” in by 8:00PM

4\01\2020 – April Fools Day, but this is no joke. On this day The P.O.T.U.S. called
COVID-19 a plague. Back in late February, early March I had that thought and if my memory servers me correctly, I spoke the word as well.

4\02\2020 – On this day into the COVID-19 plague, Bill Gates is known as saying
we should have a country lockdown.” I too agree with Mr. Gates.


April 8th to the 16th is Passover. I just can’t get it off my mind.
And I’m not even Jewish. Not that that has anything to do with anything. 🙂

random/colors
Allergies, Emotions, God, Life, thinking, Thinkr8

You Can’t Hear Me.

You can’t hear me,
I can hear you.

We hear,
What do we hear, ?
We hear fear,
Oh no,
Ugh,
Go away bug,
I can’t smell or taste since,
You can’t hear me.

I can’t hear you,
Pressure,
Gasping,
I’m sorry,
Please God,
I can’t hear you,
You can’t hear me.

Rest.

thinking, Thinkr8

What Was I Thinking?

I was thinking about something the other day.
Now I’m thinking,
I wish I knew what I was thinking.


I think, I thought, I did.

mother/earth
Environment, Life, Thinkr8

Mother Earth

“We’re sitting on our blessed Mother Earth from which we get our strength and determination, love and humility – all the beautiful attributes that we’ve been given. So turn to one another; love one another; respect one another; respect Mother Earth; respect the waters – because that’s life itself!”
– Phil Lane, Sr. – “The Man From Wakpala.”

The Environmental Protection Agency is dramatically reducing the amount of U.S. waterways that get federal protection under the Clean Water Act.

Here’s the Factama Analysis verifying the above EPA decision.


 

glory/new/day
creative writing, God, Life Experience's, Thinkr8

The Glory Of A New Day

A gentle breeze blows through the very top of the Palm tree. It is the first movement of nature that I hear. I sense a “Good morning” from the gentle wind of the Holy Spirit greeting me in this place of reflection. In the distance … for the entire story click
The Glory of a New Day – Welcome To My World!

You won’t regret it 🙂


 

Mystery? Nothing's Mysterious!
creative writing, Daddy, Poetry, Thinkr8

Mystery? Nothing’s Mysterious!

Can it be there are mysteries?
Yet nothing’s mysterious to me.
How do I know this history, not having lived it?
Perhaps we’ll see.

Psychic am I?
Daydream do I?
Clairvoyance be my curse?
Witch­craft?
Hypnosis?
Plain common sense?

Or do nightmares awaken to nurse a compelling thought in vicissitudes of man?


Source: Thinkr1

A Father's Ideologies
Author, creative writing, Father, Thinkr8

A Father’s Ideologies

PENMANSHIP AND INKWELLS

Children today have lousy penmanship. They can print like hell, though.
We may become a nation of printers. {YES!!!} Someday,
some smart guy is going to say, “let’s teach penmanship in school.”
He will be famous as the first man to be drowned in a gigantic ink­well.

Then along will come his successor, a man with 4 college degrees but can’t write.
We are progressing at the rate of one ink-well every generation.

TO “BE” OR “NOT TO BE”

My life has been, since high school days, a series of ups and downs.
Often, I have wished for a life which would carry along at a steady relaxed pace;
and a minimum of anxiety and insecurity. But, I realize that,
if one is going to become an individualist he must always share anxiety and insecurity.

The reward is greater (as far as I am concerned)
in hitting at least one high spot in my life than working at drudgery year after year.

This is, I suppose, a. desire “to be” than a “never be”,
as far as accomplishments are concerned.

The big problem here is, that “to be” one must be a constant companion of
drudgery before he becomes, “to be.”

Then he must become a cauldron of anxiety and insecurity to hold status quo.


From Thinkr1: My Father – 1970 something.