Yep.I don't know what you are specifically referring to, but I've been seeing quite a few articles/news about people, even children, getting bullied/attacked simply because they may be Asian... and people are hurting them because of this whole virus outbreak... it really is heartbreaking. Like there isn't enough problems to go around as it is.
We should all continue to keep this in our prayers.
Allow me to give all of you some scary facts.
Swine flu originated in China. It was fought with antibiotics.
Bird flu also originated in China and it was also contained and fought with antibiotics.
SARS also originated in China and as the others was fought and contained by the use of antibiotics.
The Corona virus originated in China and it is also being fought with antibiotics.
There seems to be a pattern here. The nexus of all of these is that they originated in a "Communist" country.
Today.....90% of all antibiotics are produced in China.
China has no regulatory agency that oversees the selling of meat and poultry and neither does it have an agency that regulates any production of medicine.
For some reason that sends chills down my back.
Very well said.You can't fight a virus with antibiotics. Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections. Corona virus is a flu virus. Flu is harmless to the young and the healthy, but can be fatal to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions. 'Regular' flu kills the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, every single year. It's just not reported in the news.
In our 'international' society, where people travel all over the globe, regularly, in a matter of hours, a virus is going to spread from country to country more quickly than in the past. You can't stop a virus. Ever tried not catching a cold? - impossible.
The virus will run it's course. Those who are young and healthy will get it, and recover, and then develop an immunity to it. Others will be not so lucky. People do not live forever. We tend to forget that, especially in the western world, with all our technology and medicine. What the scientists are working on at the moment is a vaccine, not a cure. Like the flu vaccine. This gives a person a small dose of the virus, so that their bodies can develop an immunity to it, rather than them getting the full-on virus and not being able to cope with it. Problem is, virus's mutate, hence a different virus every year, which is why there is no cure for the common cold.
Absolutely the really scary flu virus's originate in China. This isn't racism, this is a fact. And where does the western world import all it's cheaply made goods from? China.
All my prayers are going to anyone affected (luckily not me, yet)!
I know this may be off the corona virus topic...
but Wild animals, do they ever get a flu like we do?
At face value, these are sensible decisions.They are closing schools and canceling events with large numbers of people...
"The spread of coronavirus has compelled hundreds of K-12 schools in the U.S. to close, affecting more than 850,000 students, according to an analysis by Education Week. And those numbers are certain to increase in the coming days, as concerned parents call for more school closures.
The growing health crisis presents school leaders with a painful choice. Closing schools as has been done, so far, in China, Japan, Italy and elsewhere is a proven measure that has been shown to slow the spread of disease and, in turn, save lives. But it also causes huge economic and social disruption, especially for children, millions of whom depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school."....
Closing schools can slow the spread of disease and, in turn, save lives. But it also causes huge disruptions, especially for children who depend on the free and reduced-cost meals they get at school.www.npr.org
They are suspending the NBA after one player was found to test positive, with the large gatherings a concern....
"The NBA has suspended the 2019-20 season after a Utah Jazz player, reportedly Rudy Gobert, tested positive for COVID-19. Games in progress on the night of March 11 will be completed."....
Wow, I have to fly to NY from Miami, but looks like its getting bad.At face value, these are sensible decisions.
In Miami-Dade, we have over 390,000 students, employ over 40,000 people, and manage close to 900 schools. None have closed, but we just got our first known virus hit this morning. Surveys have been sent to families to determine how many kids have a suitable device for on-line learning. Our school system has a virtual school and they are picking up the pace to handle a larger load.
I know of no teacher/student that has been infected, but does only leave that one has not tested positive. I spend my day going from school to school to conduct investigations. Today, I am visiting five schools and three tomorrow.
This is what this is. It is going to get much worse, but it will eventually top out. You never know, this might require the whole country to self-quarantine, but there are going to be people that do not want to play.
Last night, some guy from NY took a plane to Palm Beach. He was, and new, that he was infected. Now everyone on the plane has been asked to self-quarantine.
As of 5:53 AM, according to the CDC, we have 1,321 people known to be infected, with 38th deaths (30 in Washington state). We are 8th in the world; with China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain, and Germany ahead of us.
At the end of the day, what we do not need is panic. Wash your hands, try to keep your distance from other people (6 feet), and avoid large gatherings. Trust in God and let's see what's next.
Let's see what the numbers look like at the end of the day. I suspect we will be at least at 1,500.
Wow, I have to fly to NY from Miami, but looks like its getting bad.
It might be worth mentioning that jeans were invented in America, back in 1873. Personally, I've never owned blue jeans from China, but I know they produce a great deal of these "knock off" products. Yes, labor cost has something to do with availability of a large work force, but mostly because people haven no choice but to work for pennies and under harsh conditions.The racists attitudes are from people who don't know God and are trying to blame people. Its a VIRUS, not a people that is the problem. When you have a lot of people in one place, you get all sorts of problems. Its just simply that. Overcrowding and unsanitary conditions are not a feature of any particular race. It happens to people of all races.
And antibiotics do absolutely nothing. Why people prescribe them I don't know.
When you buy a lot of cheap goods from China, it's actually really your own issue if your country is not able to make your own goods. Of course manufacturing is going to be cheaper from China, simply because of the population. Do you really need all the junk that you buy? Probably not.
One town in China makes nothing but jeans. They rip them up for rich americans who like already ripped up jeans and will buy them by the container load. I'm sure the people who make them wonder why they cannot make their own clothes.
Sadly, it's all about the money, and I think that the Chinese economy is going to take a massive hit because of this virus. Even though you CANNOT get the virus from imported goods, a good many people will be reluctant to buy. Also, China exports a great number of 'parts' that other countries use in manufacturing. If the Chinese work-force is not working to full capacity, goods won't be exported, and a lot of businesses in other countries won't get the stuff they need to carry on manufacturing their own goods. These businesses will be forced to source parts from elsewhere.
What this virus has highlighted, is our reliance on a global economy. If one part of the chain breaks, there are global repercussions.
But, yet again, sadly, people want the cheapest options, which does not help the poor people in China (and other countries) who work hideous hours and get paid a pittance to produce super-cheap goods for other countries. If Britain produced all it's own jeans, they'd cost £100 a pair, not £10! As long as we keep on buying the cheap stuff nothing will change.