Coronavirus - A Little Perspective Please
"Nothing Spreads Like Fear" (IMDB: Movie: Contagion 2011)
A free version of the movie "Contagion" was uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 22, and most of the commenters admit they came there because of the media hype about the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the movie has it own truth problems. Here might be a saner critique of its message:
PBS: ‘Contagion’ Reality Check: CDC Experts Explore Some of the Film’s Scenarios
But one has to realize that a few cases out of China's population of roughly 1.5 billion does not an epidemic make! Not to mention that the Chinese know their stuff when it comes to preventing widespread contagion.
People who are freaking out because over 50 people have died in China need to take a look at that country's population stats! Worldometers.info
Now take a look at the ordinary, every day Canadian death stats from all sorts of causes. Being a new-born baby is hazardous to say the least, and growing older is even more so. But very few people freak out about that!
Frankie had it right: "That's life. That's what it's all about." [YouTube]
Looking to governments to protect us is foolhardy at best:
E-know.ca: Canada: Joint statement on first Canadian case of novel coronavirus
It's our personal job to protect ourselves, and here is some sane advice on how to do it:
VeryWellHealth: How to Reduce Your Risk of Infectious Diseases
And that's exactly why the above 10 practical tips should be incorporated into one's habitual thinking and habits. (Addendum: There are a couple of things on that list that I personally would not do, vaccination being one of them. But you decide for yourself.)
NatNewsWatch: News Alert Ontario Confirms Second Coronavirus Case Wife of First Case
In this article, pay attention to the word "presumptive". This means that the tests show possibles, maybe even probables, but not necessarily actuals.
Given the fact that the lady in question has been in "self-isolation", the risk to Ontarians remains low.
Well, at least you can see how close you have to be to an infected person to catch the disease.
Finally, a reasonably sane assessment from an actual news outlet:
NatNewsWatch: Officials Reaching Out to Those in Contact With Canada's First Coronavirus Patient.
Nevertheless, some of the comments under this YouTube video: Cross country checkup: How does coronavirus spread? reveal that the news media have had their desired effect. People are focussed negatively on China and are worried that not enough precautions have been taken.
Sad, very sad.
Here's a New York Times scathing critique of China that may well reveal the very purpose of the disease hype, though it unwittingly also reveals how far China is willing to go to protect its population, and in so doing, the people of other countries.
As if the West has not sought to control the flow of information?
From Slaw: Canada’s online legal magazine
The new world order
Just the tip of the control iceberg, and that is something to actually be concerned about.
Weighty Political Thoughts 24/02/20
The Law Supports Whom Again? Oh, right: the wealthy.
Wet'suwet'en Pushed Between Rock and Very Hard Place
Hats Off to The Real World, eh?
5G is Not Coming ... it's already here!
Imminent Disaster ... oozing out of the movie theatre and onto the world stage. 10/02/20
Photo by Brian of North Bay
QUOTE of the MONTH:
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
Sydney J. Harris
NEWS & NOTICES:
February is supposed to be Black History Month!
Energy and environmental policies mostly written by special interest lobbyists
The Defence of C02 (PDF)
Courtesy Dr. Roger Higgs
Re: Assange - Should Journalists be Punished for Exposing War Crimes? GlobalResearch
Russia/Turkey Planning New Talks on Idlib- Joint Patrols Continue & US Driving Wedge Between Turkey & Russia
Wilson-Raybould's four proposals re Wet’suwet’en crisis
TheStar via Reddit
The army can’t stop the Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement
WikiLeaks Exposed Evidence of U.S. War Crimes
Live Data reporting:
Johns Hopkins Data Map
VIDEO: Enlightening live-chats re current world happenings ...
Chycho's Twitch site.
WEATHER ALERTS ACROSS CANADA
A decade ago in Canadian politics: MontrealGazette
Extensive collection of articles debunking global warming and man-made climate change, by experts and scientists around the world. Technocracy.News
A truth few dare to utter: Canada will benefit from climate change
HuffPost: Will We Allow Canada To Deport Mohamed Harkat To Torture? .....
YYC: The True North Not So Free .....
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Call for Reform of Canada’s Extradition Act Hassan Diab Website
Trump Regime Hostility Toward Palestinians
Netanyahu indicted in court on corruption charges
Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words
Miko Peled: The State of Israel Will Crumble and We Will See A Free Democratic Palestine from the River to the Sea Sooner than Most People Think
Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018
Israel's Shameful Greenwashing - CJPME video
Does Israel "own"
America; Netanyahu thinks so. video
Israel Palestine Conflict 101
Arch. & Eng. for 9/11 Truth
Canada Palestine Assoc.
CDNs for Justice & Peace in the Middle East
Count Me Out (of census)
Defend Democracy Press
Deplorable Climate Science
Elecromagnetic Sense ...
Famous Canadian Women
Friends of Science
Gray Zone Project
Greencrow As The Crow Flies
If Americans Knew
If Not Now
In Gaza, Eva Bartlett
Information Clearing House
Jewish Voice for Peace
Justice for Mohamed Harkat
Justice for Hassan Diab
LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety
Not a Lot of People Know ... Off-Guardian
Palestine Photo Project
Penny for Your Thoughts
Seriously Free Speech
Truth and Shadows
Vaccination Info Network
Vaccine Choice Canada
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