Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 26, 2020

Ghazal’s Memorial

Dear Ghazal,

غزل نوریان

I don’t know how to drink wine without your face.
I don’t know how to win a pawn at chess without your hand.
From far away, you keep ordering me to dance.
I don’t know how to dance without your melody.

غزل نوریان

man bê-rokh-é tô,
bâda na-dân-am khwardan bê dast-é to,
man mohra na-dân-am bardan az dûr ma-râ raqS hamê-farmây-î bêparda-yé tô raqS na-dân-am kardan

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Dear Friend,

I wish to invite You to the Peace Memorial for my Fiancé Ghazal, and for all the other victims of Flight 752, leaving Teheran on January 8th of this year. So lets come together, to celebrate their lives, to mourn their loss, and to remember the lesson their sacrifice has given us.

Today – I want to ask you to be with me, because You are not only my neighbor, but you are also a person full of Compassion and Kindness, and a decent Human being that like me aspires to a Future of Peaceful Co-Existence amongst all the Peoples of this Earth. And that is why I humbly ask You to join me to pray for a termination of hostilities in this undeclared war, that has already resulted in awful carnage amongst the innocents.

We shall all gather at 5pm this Thursday February the 27th, at the little Cove next to the Ferry Point of the Knox/Miller park, where we shall recite Rumi’s romantic poetry with candles, and wish Godspeed to all the lost souls, and help guide them to the light, as we share the light amongst us, with our little candles that show the way to Heavens up above.

“You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart !”

Please bring your own poems and candles great and small, and read the words from the poetry of one of the great mystical & romantic Persian poets like Rumi, or Shirazi, or Hafez, or Khayyam.

Choose the poems that stir your soul, and bring them here to recite during the memorial, because the spoken word will be our Common Prayer for all these Souls that were untimely and prematurely torn asunder from our lives.

Yours,
Dr Churchill

 

The special engineered characteristics of this Wuhan novel coronavirus are what is causing the pandemic, and not just the dismal failure of any one governments’ tardiness to reveal to the world the extent of the problem they are facing.

So no need to blame anyone, because the spread of this illness is purely due to the extreme viral characteristics of this new infectious disease, and not the lack of timely effort to curtail its infectious spread or the rate of infections — except we can blame the vast lag-time between the first cases found, and the governmental reaction to it…

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And here are seven well known Hyperbolic Facts, about this new SARS like epidemic, aptly named, the Wuhan Novel Corona Virus, or rather COVID-19 that has already killed more than thrice the number of the old SARS epidemic, after which it has been scientifically named as the Pandemic of the Century if not the Millennium — SARS-CoV-2:

1) R0 ~2-6.6%
2) Severe cases 15-20%
3) CFR 0.5-2.2%
4) Asymptomatic spread & Silent Transmission of Infection
5) Incubation periods of 0-28 days
6) Attack rate of between 30-70% based on proximity and geography
7) Transmission mechanism is similar to influenza (respiratory) fomites, oral swabs, oral kisses, sputum, sperm, body fluids exchange, touch, fecal matter, etc.

The new coronavirus (known technically as SARS-CoV-2) that has been spreading around the world can cause a respiratory illness that can be severe. The disease (known as COVID-19) seems to have a fatality rate of less than 2 percent—exponentially lower than most outbreaks that make global news. The virus has raised alarm not despite that low fatality rate, but because of it.

Coronaviruses are similar to influenza viruses in that they are both single strands of RNA. Four coronaviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds. These are believed to have evolved in humans to maximize their own spread—which means sickening, but not killing, people. By contrast, the two prior novel coronavirus outbreaks—SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome, named for where the first outbreak occurred)—were picked up from animals, as was H5N1. These diseases were highly fatal to humans. If there were mild or asymptomatic cases, they were extremely few. Had there been more of them, the disease would have spread widely. Ultimately, SARS and MERS each killed fewer than 1,000 people.

This new virus, the COVID-19 has already killed more than twice that number.

It is scientifically named SARS-CoV-2 and is classed as far more serious pandemic killer than any of its predecessors…

Because with its potent mix of characteristics, and its signature evidence of bio-engineering, this virus is unlike most diseases that have captured the public’s popular attention — since it is deadly, but not too deadly.

This SARS-CoV-2 virus, yes — it makes people sick — but not too sick, and certainly not sick in any predictable, or uniquely identifiable way, but it sure as hell kills people…

Last week, 14 Americans tested positive on a cruise ship in Japan despite feeling fine, having weathered the rampant viral infection on that same ship., that has killed people and sickened many scores of others, and who are now housed in the Travis Air Force base in Fairfield of Northern California, awaiting transport to Southern California’s Orange County’s Costa Mesa sanatorium.

That event, proves not only that California is the nation’s epicenter of this Wuhan viral epidemic disease, but that this new virus may be the most dangerous infectious disease yet — because in many instances it causes no symptoms at all.

No symptoms at all and yet like Typhoid Mary, you can be as infected as a skunk is stinky and yet totally unaffected by its own smell…

And although the rest of the world — except China — has responded with unprecedented speed and mobilization of resources, all has come to nought.

Once the proverbial “Cat was out of the bag” and obviously the new virus was identified — its genome was sequenced in quick order and it was “Open Source” shared around the world within weeks.

Today, the WHO has been allowed into China, and thus the global scientific community has been able to share the genomic and clinical data at an unprecedented rate with a great deal of altruism and human interest.

And today, work on a new vaccine for this new virus — is well under way.

Lately, the Chinese government has enacted also all the dramatic containment measures, as the World Health Organization also declared a global emergency of international concern.

And it is worth noting, that all of this happened in a fraction of the time it took to even identify H5N1 back in 1997.

And yet the terrible outbreak continues to spread seemingly with the speed of light…

And here, on the link bellow, are the daily maps of the progress of infections from the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 as it courses along it’s path around the World and with the limited information coming out of China as well…

Global Cases Maps provided by Johns Hopkins University CSSE:

http://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY 101, states that “Containment” is the first step in responding to any outbreak.

Yet, in this instance this policy of containment hasn’t worked and apparently in the case of the Wuhan virus COVID-19, the possibility of preventing a pandemic seems to have played out in a matter of days.

Early days that is…

And those days are now long gone and far behind us.

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Does the map above look like “Viral Containment” has been successful?

Because after hiding the seriousness of this new disease for a couple of months — they “woke up” in January,  and began the Communist party’s favorite game, of segregating the people to remove the viral ones and place them aways from the non-viral ones.

This tyrannical military policy of “Containment” masquerading as Public health policy, of cordoning off progressively larger and larger areas, radiating outwards from Wuhan City, and eventually encapsulating some 60 million people, and then growing to include more than double to 126 million people, and now to what amounts as a quarantine of 320 million people.

People are barred from leaving home, armed military police with big guns threatening to shoot people are the only ones roaming the streets, and even the constant buzz of drones flying surveillance overhead, along with military helicopters overseeing all the streets and dispatching armed troops to arrest those found outside, and even tracking the “truant citizens” by facial recognition cameras.

People in China’s quarantined states and provinces, are now going to jail — if they are caught outside their homes, even for a little while.

Nonetheless, regardless of all the extreme measures of Chinese containment — the virus has now been found in more than 39 countries.

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Despite the apparent ineffectiveness of such measures — relative to their inordinate social and economic cost — the Chinese government’s crackdown, containment and citizen’s isolation continues to escalate, mainly because of the “Silent Transmission” effect of the “asymptomatic” and yet highly infectious people.

Today and obviously under tremendous “political pressure” from the top layers of the Communist Party of China to all officials of this totally “Top-Down” regime to “stop the virus at any cost” the Chinese government unleashed military police in protective biological warfare gear to start going door to door, and testing people for fevers and looking for signs of illness, and then sending all potential cases to quarantine camps, all over Hubei province and beyond, and not just in the City of Wuhan and its environs and villages as it was previously stated…

But apparently, this expanded tyrannical form of “Containment Policy” unleashed in order to slow down the Wuhan Coronavirus extreme infectious rate — instead it has helped the virus to spread to most all of China, and even to its most remote regions and territories, as well as in the countries that have many trade and tourism relations with China, like South Korea (reporting), Japan (reporting), some African countries (non-reporting), and even Italy (reporting), and Iran (reporting), along with many others to a total of 37 or 39 countries and rising as of the moment of this writing…

As a matter of fact if you had asked me earlier — I would have told you that this failure of Public Health Containment Policy, has been inevitable and this is a global pandemic as I have said to all of my friends and followers ever since the very beginning, and as I have also advised all of you to get tested.

Get tested not because you have symptoms but because you might be a silent transmitter as an asymptomatic carrier, and if you get tested, and identified as such, there is an obvious benefit to yourself, to your community, to our nation, and to the whole of humanity — in an increasing order of importance & gratitude.

Because we all know that just testing people who are already extremely sick is a highly  imperfect strategy if there are people out there who can spread the virus without a fever, chills, or without even feeling bad enough to stay home from work, let alone call the consulting nurse or the family GP doctor.

And yet through proper testing and identification — it is these very silent transmitters, the very asymptomatic people in our midst, that will help us track the disease, and for that we need plenty of testing of the general population, in order to identify those folks and help all of us learn the pathways of this most viral epidemic.

So, I kindly ask you to get tested, because by even the most conservative mathematical modeling studies of virological spread — within this coming year — some 40% to 70% of all people around the world will have been infected with the Wuhan virus that causes small death rate spikes, but as COVID-19 becomes the process of normalization, it will become the standard by which all other killing diseases will be measured against.

And yet, that fact does not mean that anyone of us, or even that all, or most of us will have any type of an episode, symptom, or even any type of severe illness due to this viral infection…

As a matter of fact the asymptomatic yet infectious people, will become the vast majority as antibodies and resistance and resilience to this viral epidemic becomes the new norm within the general population.

Gradually…

And it is even more likely that many of us, will have some mild or “milder” form of the disease, and many more will be truly asymptomatic, because same as it is with the influenza virus of today — which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions, and to those very young ones, and those of an older age — most cases will “come & pass” without any need to take medicines, visit the Doctor, or even seek serious medical care.

And even if this new virus observes the virological norms that are similar to today’s rates of infection by the seasonal “Cold & Flu” where overall around 14% of all people that are infected by influenza, have no symptoms — and yet are transmitting the disease to all others in their path… we are in for a real surprise of the numbers of infections that are fully asymptomatic.

Asymptomatic and yet fully infected and infectious people, carrying the Wuhan Coronavirus, are already out there — by the hundreds, if not thousands — as the news of today proves, because finally China reported the truth about the symptomatic carriers like “Typhoid Mary” spreading out the Wuhan Coronavirus willy-nilly throughout the world without themselves even registering the infection on a pneumonic CT-scan.

Therefore, we believe that this new virus will continue to spread surely, widely & globally — because the emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this outbreak is the medical profession’s evolution to a “New Normal.”

And that “New Normal” is that of a new seasonal disease — an “endemic” coronavirus — that will supplant the annual “Influenza Season” with this far more lethal variant of a spreadable infectious viral disease.

And as with the other seasonal diseases — people are not known to develop long-lasting immunity, if this Wuhan virus follows suit, and if the disease continues to be as severe as it is now, “Cold & Flu season” could become “Cold, Flu and Wuhan Virus Season.”

“Cold, Flu and Wuhan Virus Season” will be of course far more lethal than what it is now — but that is expected by a global pandemic…

And at this point, the pandemic is out there and yet it is not even known how many people are infected worldwide, because countries are incentivized to hide these facts, and yet as of Sunday, there have been 35 confirmed cases in the US, according to the World Health Organization.

But CDC’s privileged estimates, based on multiple assumptions, is that upwards of a few dozen US citizens, and maybe up to 500 people have been infected and treated, or quarantined, or even asymptomatic, or some — may have recovered on their own or volition with minimal care…

And that’s all it would take to seed this viral disease widely, because the true rate of infection depends on how contagious the disease is in its milder form as seen in these iterative and generally lumped together as mild, “asymptomatic” and/or recovered cases.

Finally, this Friday, under the influence of the WHO team visiting and working now in China — the government approved Chinese military medical scientists, reported in the medical journal JAMA an apparent case (ONE 😉 ONLY ONE) instance of the asymptomatic spread of the virus, from a patient with a normal chest CT scan.

The researchers concluded, that if this finding is not a bizarre abnormality, “the prevention of COVID-19 infection would prove challenging.”

Yours,
Dr Churchill

PS:

Meanwhile the Chinese party conference and the Politburo meeting of the Chinese People’s Communist party has been scuppered…

Yet — still only “one” asymptomatic person in China is still the official Party line.

But in the Real World, where facts matter — you ought to know that you are quite likely to get infected by the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus, same as 2/3 of the global population.

And yet, do not worry about it, because most of these cases of Wuhan Coronavirus infections are not life-threatening…

And that fact, is what makes this Wuhan Novel Coronavirus epidemic a real pandemic.

And it also presents us with a perniciously difficult, & historical challenge, that is a real bitch to contain…

While the US health care costs consistently soar — the American people feel that they do not get their money’s worth from any of the candidates claiming to have some sort of solutions.

But even in the likes of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were to get elected — we are in for a new hosing with all the ghost billing and all the surprises lurking in our hospital bills, regardless of who sits behind the desk at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Why?

Because in this Election year the members of Congress have squandered yet another chance to tackle the obvious injustices of the Health Care System by focusing instead on a the Civil War illusions of impeachment and mayhem with crazy cat-calls for blood on the streets by some of the lunatics hiding amongst our representatives, like Crazy Maxine, alki-Pelosi, and her pencil neck fag-boy.

And thus they have wasted a precious three years in acrimony, instead of focusing on what American want which is a clear and predictable Health Care System.

Indeed a simple system where there are no things like what is called “GHOST BILLS” and “SURPRISE BILLING” from hospitals and clinicians, where in a typical scenario, a patient having a heart attack is taken by ambulance to the nearest emergency room of the hospital and after he hopefully rest saved or even if he dies — he gets “hit” with a bill of over $100,000 to be paid immediately, because that particular hospital happened to not be within his insurance network.

Or take another scenario, where the patient who carefully selects an in-network provider, for a minor procedure, like a colonoscopy, he gets the procedure done as planned, and then he gets billed tens of thousands of dollars, for the “out-of-network” surgeon, the “out-of-network” anesthesiologist or the “out-of-network” pathologist, who participated in this minor surgical procedure that took all of an hour in a day surgery in-and-out facility.

So we now have to ask our Lawmakers this:

Who is it that they are serving with their “refried beans” of infighting amongst the party dogs of the two main political parties those of the Republicans and of the Democrats?

And to whom will they listen?

Will they listen to the pleas of the Citizens and the patients?

Or will they listen to the hospital operators who support their campaigns?

Will they listen to the Doctors?

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Or will they listen to the insurers?

Or, maybe finally in this election year, they will heed their voters calls, for patients’ rights, and heaqlth care reform and finally make an effort to curb “ghost bills” to make health care cheaper, and remove “surprise billing” for all Americans?

But we already know the answers to those questions…

Yet maybe we want to ask ourselves a few poignant questions because we finally need to know who are the major organizations that are illegally profiteering from this mess?

And who are the people that are gaining an economic advantage from our outrageous “ghost bills” and “surprise medical billing” because it appears that these illegal profiteers are the same people who are supposedly advocating on our behalf, and who claim to be representing us.

So that begs the question — who are the real people supporting us, in our quest to fix the health care system in order to serve all of us?

The surprise answer is no one.

There is none, except yourself.

Like the proverbial “babe in the woods,” so are the American consumers, patients and citizens — when they are facing the massive “Medical Industrial Complex” whose only God is the Mammon of the greenback.

A “Babe in the Woods” indeed…

And if you are smart and ask the right questions — you shall find out that the Medical Industrial Complex is just another “machine” that abides only to three simple rules where billing is concerned:

1) There are no standards for billing.
2) There’s money to be made in billing for anything and everything.
3) Prices will rise to whatever the market will bear.

The first rule is a reaffirmation of the known deficiencies of our episode based, fee-for-service system. Payment for individual services drives the delivery of a greater number of individual services.

The second rule is absolutely true.

And the third rule is horrifyingly true as well, and indeed it has a devastating impact on individuals, families, businesses and our economy.

And because the issue of health care costs has been and remains a central part of the national health care debate. For most of the past 20 years, the country has focused most of our attention on the cost of health care coverage (insurance) for individuals, families, businesses and government programs. What we haven’t done is focus on the cost of individual health care services. This may be changing. There appears to be an appetite and growing interest in addressing the cost of health care services as we head into the 2018 congressional elections and the 2020 presidential election.

The recently published 2016 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report(www.healthcostinstitute.org) from HCCI points to reasons for growing concern. Here are four key takeaways:

Total spending per person is growing faster than in prior years.
a. Per capita spending grew 4.6 percent in 2016 and 4.1 percent in 2015. This represents significant increases from 2012-2014 when spending growth was less than 3 percent annually.
b. In 2016, per person spending for a commercially insured individual reached $5,407. This broke down as follows: $1,049 on inpatient services, $1,821 on professional services, $1,507 on outpatient services and $1,030 on prescription drugs.

Spending growth in each year from 2012 to 2016 was almost entirely due to price increases.
a. The report points to large increases in prices for administered drugs, emergency room visits and surgical hospital admissions.
b. Prescription drug prices increased 24.9 percent.

3. Utilization of most health care services remained unchanged or declined.
a. Utilization of most services declined except for prescription drugs. Utilization of inpatient services had the largest decline, with admission rates decreasing 12.9 percent.

4. Consumer out-of-pocket (OOP) spending per person increased, but it grew slower than total spending.
a. OOP spending, per person in 2016, was $848.
b. OOP spending grew 12 percent from 2012 to 2016. The trend is pointing to increasing OOP spending.
The HCCI report points to one truly alarming trend. Utilization of primary care is decreasing, and utilization of specialists is increasing at alarming rates. According to the report, from 2012 to 2016 “there was a 6 percent decrease in the spending on office visits to primary care physicians. The decline in spending on PCP office visits over the study period was driven by the 18 percent decline in the use of these visits. In contrast, the increased utilization of specialist visits contributed to a 31 percent spending increase for those visits.”

The report raises several reasons for why this may be occurring — shift of PCP from fee-for-service to alternative payment models such as ACOs, etc. A second possibility is hospitals and health systems are driving greater utilization to their higher-cost specialist and emergency rooms.

The decline in primary care visits, coupled by the dramatic increase in utilization of specialists and emergency departments represents an opportunity, but, as mentioned is alarming. A recent blog post in Health Affairs (www.healthaffairs.org) did a great job of capturing why this trend, if it were to continue, is so harmful for patients and the health care system. The blog notes, “The cost-effectiveness of primary care is well documented, going back to Barbara Starfield, who demonstrated that health care systems which have more comprehensive primary care improve population health at lower costs and with greater equity.” The authors go on to state, “yet the HCCI analysis seems to document a striking collective resistance to attend to this evidence.”

And since every politician on the stump condemns the phenomenon of “surprise medical billing” and “ghost billing” as we are seeing all over the place this week, where all the Democratic candidates on the primaries are talking about fixing this broken system, and as we speak, at least two committees in the Houses of Congress, are marking up new “surprise billing” legislation.

One of the few policy proposals President Trump has brought up in this year’s State of the Union address was his 2019 executive order targeting them. In the Democratic debates, candidates have railed against such medical bills, and during commercial breaks, back-to-back ads from groups representing doctors and insurers proclaimed how much the health care sector also abhors this uniquely American form of patient extortion.

Patients, of course, hate surprise bills most of all. And yet, no one with authority in Washington has done much of anything about it.

Here’s why: Major sectors of the health industry have helped to invent this toxic phenomenon, and none of them want to solve it if it means their particular income stream takes a hit. And they have allies in the capital.

That explains why President Trump’s executive order, issued last year, hasn’t resulted in real change. Why bipartisan congressional legislation supported by both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health Committee to shield Americans from surprise medical bills has gone nowhere. And why surprise billing provisions were left out of the end-of-year spending bill in December, which did include major tax relief for many parts of the health care industry.

Surprise bills are just the latest weapons in a decades-long war between the players in the health care industry over who gets to keep the fortunes generated each year from patient illness — $3.6 trillion in 2018.

Here’s how they came to be:

Forty years ago, when many insurers were nonprofit entities and being a doctor wasn’t seen as a particularly good entree into the 1 percent, billed rates were far lower than they are today, and insurers mostly just paid them. Premiums were low or paid by an employer. Patients paid little or nothing in co-payments or deductibles.

That’s when a more entrepreneurial streak kicked in. Think about the opportunities: If someone is paying you whatever you ask, why not ask for more?

Commercial insurers as well as Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, some of which had converted to for-profit status by 2000, began to push back on escalating fees from providers, demanding discounts.

Hospitals and doctors argued about who got to keep different streams of revenue they were paid. Doctors began to form their own companies and built their own outpatient surgery centers to capture payments for themselves.

So today your hospital, your doctor and your insurer — all claiming to coordinate care for your health, are often in a three-way competition for your money.

As the battle for revenue has heated up, each side has added new weapons to capture more: Hospitals added facility fees and infusion charges. Insurers levied ever-rising co-payments and deductibles. Most important they limited the networks of providers to those that would accept the rates they were willing to pay.

Surprise bills are the latest tactic: When providers decided that an insurer’s contracted payment offerings were too meager, they stopped participating in the insurer’s network; either they walked away or the insurer left them out. In some cases, physicians decided not to participate in any networks at all. That way, they could charge whatever they wanted when they got involved in patient care and bill the patient directly. For their part, insurers didn’t really care if those practitioners demanding more money left.

And, for a time, all sides were basically fine with this arrangement.

But as the scope and the scale of surprise bills has grown in the past five years, more people have experienced these costly, unpleasant surprises. With accumulating bad publicity, they have became impossible to ignore. It was hard to defend a patient stuck with over $500,000 in surprise bills for 14 weeks of dialysis. Or the $10,000 bill from the out-of-network pediatrician who tends to newborns in intensive care. How about the counties where no ambulance companies participate in insurance, so every ambulance ride costs hundreds or even thousands of dollars?

These practices are an obvious outrage. But no one in the health care sector wants to unilaterally make the type of big concessions that would change them. Insurers want to pay a fixed rate. Doctors and hospitals prefer what they call “baseball- style arbitration,” where a reasonable charge is determined by mediation. Both camps have lined up sympathetic politicians for their point of view, and that guarantees gridlock to go on forever…

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

Here is a quick overview of spending in the U.S. health care system. So how does the United States compare to other countries? Are we getting value for the investment we are making in health care? A recent article in JAMA entitled Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries(jamanetwork.com) points out some known, yet startling, statistics. The authors looked at health care spending in the United States and 10 other high-income countries (Germany, Japan, Australia, etc.).

It is important to note that all of the countries, except the United States have “an automatic or compulsory enrollment process. Private insurance as the primary form of insurance is highest in the United States at 55.3 percent, followed by Germany at 10.8 percent. The majority of the countries do not have private insurance as the primary form of insurance.”

Here are some key data points that are probably familiar. The United States spends $9,403 per capita on health care. The mean of the 11 countries in the study was $5,419. The U.S. spends 17.8 percent of its GDP on health care. The mean for the 11 countries was 11.5 percent. The United States had the lowest percentage of the population older than 65 years at 14.5 percent of population compared to a mean of 18.2 percent. The U.S. had the highest rate of poverty with 24 percent of the population below the poverty line, followed by Japan at 22 percent and Canada at 21 percent. Spending does not equate to better outcomes. The U.S. falls below the mean in every category evaluated in the study.

We must remember thought that all “medical & health delivery systems” had relatively similar levels of public spending as a percentage of GDP (defined as spending from government and/or social or compulsory insurance funds), with the United States spending at about the mean level (8.3 percent) of all the countries, although, unlike the other countries, this spending covered only about 37 percent of the population.

So, nothing has changed at the federal level, even though the Affordable Care Act muddied the waters and yet it’s hard to imagine another issue for which there is such widespread consensus to “solve” it and the demand for solving it goes across both political parties.

Today, two-thirds of Americans say they are worried about being able to afford an unexpected medical bill — more than any other household expense. Nearly eight in 10 Americans say they want federal legislation to protect patients against surprise billing, ghost bills and runaway medical expenses.

After all it is well known that the greatest cause of bankruptcies is the catastrophic Health Care episodes in the families of Americans…

Today, some states are passing their own “surprise billing” laws, though they lack power since much of insurance is regulated at a national level.

Yet, as of now the chances of any of the proposed bills making it out of Committee are slim to none, and as for any other being voted up by the Senate — FORGET ABOUT IT.

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 18, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Epidemic Update and Precautions.

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Dear Friends, Independents, Citizens, Lincoln party members and fellow Americans…

As your Leader, I feel responsible to inform you of the State of Affairs for our Common Health.

Additionally, I am deeply committed to ensuring that your health and safety is well guarded, and that our National Health is secure.

That is why I want to share these promising and reassuring news with you, as they come in from the mouth of the head of the CDC directly and in advance of any terribly distorted bloody news that might not be accurate and therefore alarming beyond what is necessary and equivalent to the precautions needed to combat this viral epidemic in order to stop it from becoming a pandemic in our country and around the World.

Stay Safe my friends…

Now, according to the Director and the nominal head of the CDC, as of today, February 18th of the year 2020, there have only been 15 confirmed cases in the United States, and only two confirmed cases of person-to-person spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Please pay attention here, because both cases of person-to-person spread of the virus were between very close contacts, such as family members. Previously, all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to Wuhan, China. At this time, the virus is NOT spreading in the United States.

On January 30th, the Department updated the Travel Advisory for China LEVEL-4 that means: “DO NOT TRAVEL.”

FURTHER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISES: “We strongly urge US citizens in Hubei Province, China, to call 1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) to receive the latest urgent advisories and information abut evacuation procedures and travel aways from China.

Now, given the number of inquiries my own office and myself have received, about this issue of the epidemic of the Wuhan coronavirus – I want to give you the latest health updates, yet I also want to share with you all the relevant federal, state, and even global response efforts and to inform you of all the shared resources available, to keep you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and well informed through transparency and honest communications…

Here bellow are the local updates from the US Department of Health and Human Services (US-HHS), where the Federal health officials have emphasized that while the virus is a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time. Practicing caution when feeling sick and regularly washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water are still the best recommendations for staying healthy.

Back on Friday, January 31st, HHS declared a national public health emergency to aid the nation’s health care community in responding to 2019-2020 Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) pandemic originating out of China. This declaration of a Public Health Emergency allows the President and the US Federal Administration, Agencies and the Cabinet — to deploy all necessary and additional resources that are requested in order for our Government and our Citizens to meet the urgent need of combating this silent killer epidemic before it becomes a Pandemic in our shores.

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Here are some updates from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), whose current goal is the ongoing U.S. public health response to prevent sustained spread of coronavirus in this country. Federal and local health authorities are monitoring people who have displayed symptoms and have a travel history that puts them at risk. The vast majority of these people have tested negative. As of February 18, 2020, there have been only 15 confirmed cases in the United States, and only two confirmed cases of person-to-person spread of the coronavirus. Both cases of person-to-person spread of the virus were between very close contacts, such as family members. Previously, all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to Wuhan, China. At this time, the virus is NOT spreading in the United States.

As of today, the U.S. health officials have obtained emergency approval to roll out a new and improved test for the coronavirus that can be used by hospitals and state health authorities for faster analysis of samples.

The new test kits are being sent first to the Public Health Laboratory in Richmond CA, and then to other select US and international laboratories, including 15 other California Public Health biolabs, in an order of acute priority, because California is the epicenter of this disease nationally.

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Now, here are some updates from the U.S. State Department which has raised their Travel Advisory for China to “Level 4″ that means “Do Not Travel” to China.

Sadly, those of You reading this that are currently in China — you ought to investigate how to exit the country by any means necessary, and best attempt to depart by surreptitious means, if regular commercial means are not available to allow yo to leave the infected areas. Of course same as all other travelers — You should be prepared to escape embargoed zones, and be alert for the possibility of further travel restrictions with little or no advance notice within any region China and its provinces, or satellites. Most commercial air carriers have reduced or suspended routes to and from China, and all flights from China to the United States have been redirected to eleven airports throughout the country, including Fairfield airport that have instituted the Wuhan Coronavirus screening centers, and complete quarantine facilities.

Under the temporary emergency measure, foreign nationals, excluding immediate family of US citizens and permanent residents, will be denied entry into the United States, if they have been in China or it’s territories, within the past 14 days.

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United States citizens, legal permanent residents and immediate family members, who have been in Hubei province during the past two weeks, will be subject to a minimum of a 14-day quarantine. Travelers returning from elsewhere in China will be subject to screening and self-quarantine for two weeks, while being carefully monitored. If your loved ones are in mainland China or are otherwise affected by this issue, please contact the State Department China desk that deals with the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic and its transmission from travelers from China.

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Below is a list of Do’s and Don’ts from the CDC:

What You Should Do:
Avoid close contact with sick people;
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible;
Stay home if you are sick;
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs;
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol;
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with coronavirus in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

What You Should Not Do:
Do not travel to China.
Do not use facemasks. CDC does not recommend the use of facemasks for the general public to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Do not show prejudice to people of Asian descent because of fear of this new virus. Do not assume that someone of Asian descent is more likely to have coronavirus.
Further Information
Experts have been working hard to understand this new strain of coronavirus. Because new information is coming out every day, please visit the sites below to stay up to date.

The CDC provides updates on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals.

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The State Department provides a list of travel advisories for those who are planning to fly outside of the United States. I highly encourage you or anyone you know who is abroad or has plans to travel abroad to register with the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment (STEP) Program, so that you receive important information about safety conditions in your destination country and help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

The health and safety of you and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me or PM me at my FB page.

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If your loved ones are in mainland China or are otherwise affected by this issue, please contact the State Department herewith at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free within the United States and Canada.

And here is the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic viral disease Covid-19 explained succinctly, because despite China’s best efforts the coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly around the world threatening to become a Pandemic with 2/3 of all the people around the World eventually infected. As of today, most cities around Wuhan and all of the cities within Hubei province remain in lockdown and almost all international flights to and from China have been suspended.

For those of you still in China as well as those traveling internationally — here is a primer of necessary knowledge for infection and deaths in the following self-reporting countries:

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Verified Infections and deaths as of February 8th worldwide

Mainland China: 77,529 [Dead:2,387]
Japan: 687 [Dead:37]
Singapore: 810 [Dead: 31]
Hong Kong: 1,371 [Dead: 19]
Thailand: 650 [Dead: 42]
South Korea: 310 [Dead:11]
Taiwan: 221 [Dead:9]
Malaysia: 228
Germany: 161
Vietnam: 326
Australia: 189
United States: 167
France: 129
Macau: 180 [Dead: 7]
United Arab Emirates: 76
United Kingdom: 106
Canada: 83
Philippines: 182
India: 137
Italy: 33
Russia: 79
Spain: 28
Belgium: 12
Cambodia: 87
Egypt: 29
Finland: 13
Nepal: 79
Sri Lanka: 23
Sweden: 11

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Many borders are closing around China and around the World…

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The mysterious illness, Wuhan Novel Coronavirus was inleashed from the apparently bio laboratory engineered & Bat-originated-virus, now called Covid-19 that was first reported in Wuhan late last November, through Doctors and other Medical professionals who acted as whistleblowers, and who shared their experience with this New Disease in Social Media, and in person. The local Police and Security authorities arrested those Doctors and failed to alert the upper level National Chinese Health authorities, thus  failing to act against the epidemic and failing to alert the World until late December of 2019, Yet, with the epidemic spreading long before the lead up to the Lunar New Year when Chinese people undertake the world’s largest mass migration internally as well as internationally — the virus has now spread to more than sixty seven countries worldwide.

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Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province and it is a major travel hub connecting some of China’s biggest cities through its airways, roadways and waterways. And with a population of over 11 million — Wuhan city is larger than London or New York. As it happens Wuhan is also the center of Virology and engineered bio-weapons of China. However, hospital space in Wuhan is severely limited, and now, the Central government has engaged in the fast track construction of tens of new Hospitals spread throughout the City’s Center, neighborhoods and along the Periphery Roads.

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Wuhan Municipal Health Commission announced a surge of 15,152 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 32,994 after authorities changed their diagnostic criteria on February 12.

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The local government has converted a stadium, convention centres and schools into temporary hospitals, so as of now the City of Wuhan has more than 40 designated clinics for critically, or seriously ill patients suffering from the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic.

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Getting medical treatment: The authorities now divide patients into four categories to make the best use of the city’s medical resources.

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Here is the triage process:

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Ambulance shortage: The 120 emergency hotline was jammed when more than 15,700 calls were made the day after the January 23 citywide lockdown, a Wuhan Emergency Medical Centre worker told state broadcaster CCTV. The city had just 57 ambulances for its 11 million people, far fewer than the national minimum requirement.

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Medical service in Wuhan: The city has 27 Grade A tertiary hospitals and some of the highest levels of health services in the country, despite having far fewer ambulances per person than Shanghai or Beijing. Grade A tertiary hospitals are top-tier facilities, with some of the best doctors and the most advanced equipment on the mainland.
Wuhan had 3.57 licensed (assistant) medical practitioners and 4.91 registered nurses per 1,000 residents in 2018, putting it above the national average.

Here’s how Wuhan compares with other major Chinese cities: With the death toll continuing to rise, 189 medical teams with 21,569 medical workers have been sent to Wuhan, and 16 other cities in Hubei province, as of February 14.

On February 14, the NHC said 1,716 medical workers had been infected with the coronavirus. Of those, 1,502 were from Hubei province, including 1,102 from Wuhan.

Evacuated from Wuhan: As the death toll climbs, more countries plan to or already have evacuated their citizens from Wuhan. Thousands have returned home and been quarantined for at least 14 days on arrival to avoid contagion.

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From imported cases to local transmission: On January 13, Thailand reported the first case of the coronavirus outside China. Eighteen days later, the Thai authorities were the first to confirm human-to-human transmission.

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Face mask mania: Some cities in the region are running out of masks. In Hong Kong, people have queued overnight and reportedly paid more than five times the regular price for supplies.

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While masks can be useful during the incubation period – infected people can spread the virus before experiencing any symptoms – commercially available surgical masks are not effective at preventing the transmission of the coronavirus.

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Unlike N95 respirators, the disposable surgical masks most people use are not designed to block the very smallest particles from entering the nose and mouth. They do lower the risk of infection but it’s next to impossible to create a perfect fit.

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The virus is usually transmitted through droplets during sneezing or coughing. The vast majority of the droplets are less than 100 microns (0.1mm) across. Surgical masks are designed to prevent large droplets passing from one person’s mouth to another person or surface. N95 respirators protect the wearer from breathing in particles bigger than 0.3 microns in diameter. When fitted correctly the respirators filter 95 per cent of airborne particles.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that while wearing a mask can help to limit the spread of some respiratory diseases, it is not enough to stop all infections. The best precautions are simple: wash your hands frequently, try not to touch your face, avoid crowded places and try to stay a metre from other people. The WHO also only advises using masks if you have respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, mild coronavirus-like symptoms or are caring for someone suspected of having a coronavirus infection. Other key points are:

China’s neighbours take action
At least 15 jurisdictions have restricted or barred entry to visitors from China and/or Hubei province, while more than 20 airlines are suspending or reducing flights to the country.

New cases day-by-day
On January 27, there were 1,771 new infections in mainland China – the first biggest one-day jump since the outbreak started in December. On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Wuhan to visit patients and hospital staff.

Deaths day-by-day:

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Coronavirus medical personnel infections rates. Status of cases in mainland China:

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How deadly is coronavirus?

On Wednesday, January 29, health authorities confirmed the number of coronavirus cases in mainland China had surpassed the amount of people infected by Sars during the 2002-03 epidemic. By the time the global Sars outbreak was contained, the virus spread to over 8,000 people worldwide and killed almost 800.

Symptoms and complications:
Some infected people do not show any symptoms, while for others the symptoms can be severe, even fatal.

Children under two years old and people aged over 65, or with weak immune systems are particularly susceptible to developing severe complications such as pneumonia.

Incubation period can be up to four weeks and in many cases infected persons never exhibit symptoms although they carry the virus and they are infectious to all others they come in contact with…

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Where did 5 million Wuhaners go?
About five million residents left Wuhan before the city went into lockdown, revealed mayor Zhou Xianwang on January 26. Most headed to other cities in Hubei province according to Baidu, China’s popular search engine. Here we look at the top 30 destinations on two significant dates.

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Flight Master, a popular Chinese travel platform providing ticket booking and data services, announced that three of the top 10 international destinations from Wuhan between December 30, 2019 and January 22, 2020 were airports in Thailand. As of January 30, Thailand has confirmed 14 cases of coronavirus, the highest figure outside China.

Where did the Coronavirus originate in Wuhan according to the Chinese government? The outbreak has been linked to Wuhan’s Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, which has since been closed. Weeks after the market in the city in central China became ‘ground zero’, the authorities said human-to-human transmission played a role in the outbreak.

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Animal meats sold in the open air Chinese markets of Wuhan that could carry the virus and transmit to humans:

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This Novel Coronavirus represents a wide variety of viruses present in animals that can in certain circumstances jump to humans. Contact with meat from various animals sold in Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market of Wuhan has been suggested by the Chinese government, as the likely cause of the first reported human infections.

Wuhan is both an International and domestic hub for travel, for commerce, and for various viral infectious diseases, because the City of Wuhan is an important transport link between the four cardinal points of China.

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Wuhan is a few hours by train to most of China’s important cities, which makes it a major hub in China’s high-speed passenger train network. The city has one of China’s top 10 economies and is a gateway to nine provinces. This has given rise to concerns that the disease could spread rapidly during the traditional mass migration of people over the Lunar New Year holidays.

Mainland Chinese cities in lockdown:

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How big is China’s lockdown?
Upwards of 60 million people are in lockdown today and that is a far larger number of people than the majority of national populations around the nations of the world as compared to the number of citizens affected by the lockdown of the thirty or so major cities of Hubei province in China.

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Wuhan waterways: Wuhan is one of the largest intermediate ports along China’s Yangtze River, with ships connecting the city directly to Shanghai and Chongqing. At 6,397km the Yangtze river is Asia’s longest river, and the third longest in the world. It is used to ship food, products and also used by many millions of people for public transportation from the city of Wuhan to all other cities of China and for tourism cruises…

Sadly, the Chinese authorities’ reaction to this new virus, is a bit too little too late, and as it is shaped and informed by the methods used to combat the old SARS epidemic — it has taken too long to rise above it, and confront this new and vastly more contagious and killing virulent epidemic.

Apparently in the eyes of the seasoned contagion & epidemic disease professionals from the US national security forces, from the CDC, and from the WHO public health officials who are on the front lines of fighting this Contagion — the Chinese response to the Coronavirus epidemic has been one of serious obfuscation, criminal non-transparency, official opaqueness, and unlawful shutting down of the whistleblowers, and this obviously failed Chinese policy, has resulted in a runaway epidemic and is now openly described as a study of “What not to do in the event of a deadly viral Epidemic.”

Let us therefore, learn from their errors and do our utmost to fight this contagion and save our people from the new plague that is likely to affect 2/3 of the World’s population, before it snuffs itself out.

Good Luck and God Speed.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

PS:

We’ve got to pull together because this might be the moment that Humanity has got to lay aside our differences, and come together in earnest, for us to fight this killer and maintain our species fairly intact and avoid a relapse into the Dark Ages of 600 years of misery and neglect of Civilization due to sliding down in numbers and skillsets, brought about by this terrible culling of our numbers..

Stay safe my friends, and please lent a helping hand to all those desiring and needing our Help.

Let the Spirit of Compassion reign supreme…

And as my friend Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s General Director says: “The only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation. We are all in this together, and we can only stop it together.”

Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 17, 2020

Peace Memorial

Dear Friend,

Here is your personal Invitation to the Peace Memorial for my Loving Fiancé Ghazal, and for all the victims of Flight 752 of Teheran that departed on the 8th of January.

Please offer this and pay forward to your friends, so that our joint prayers for all their Souls will be heard and hope that you will be with me to pray and intercede with our Father in Heaven, for Ghazal’s and all other Souls to ascend into Heaven up above, and for their inclusion and protection at the arms of our Loving God.

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Please offer this invitation and pay it forward to any of your other friends, so that our joint prayers for all their Souls will be heard; and hope that you will be with me to pray and intercede with our Father in Heaven, for Ghazal and for all other’s Souls to ascend into Heaven up above, and for their inclusion and protection at the arms of our Loving God.

INVITATION to PEACE MEMORIAL for the 27th of FEBRUARY 2020

The Peace Memorial for this January 8th Flight 752 Teheran airplane-crash victims, and is scheduled to take place this February the 27th at 5pm at the quiet & peaceful cove,next to the old wooden Ferry Point, at the Miller/Knox park of Point Richmond CA.

Welcoming the circle of the Persian American friends and all other people of faith to this PEACE MEMORIAL, for all the victims of Flight 752 that was shot down by a couple of anti-aircraft missiles that resulted in the death of all 176 innocent civilians — all victims to the undeclared war between our Country these United States, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This is an Invitation to You and Yours, for the Peace Memorial of Feb 27th, to memorialize all of the victims of Flight 752, and is going to take place on February 27th at 5PM, at the small peaceful cove next to the pier of the old wooden Ferry Point, of the Miller/Knox Park shoreline at 900 Dornan Drive, Point Richmond, CA 94801

Singing & silent prayers in all faiths are welcome.

All three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, will all be represented by their Faith leaders respectively.

,Other faithful people are welcome as well.

Please bring some candles and even some floating candles to launch into the water…

The significance of these prayers being sent after the 40th day of death, is what the Holy People have to say to the Souls of the Departed who still linger about and are all around us:

“We said good bye to you — please no longer come to us — because we shall come to you.
So, come, let us worship, bow down, and kneel before the Lord our Maker God.
We beseech Thee O Lord, Be merciful, to the soul of Thy servant Ghazal et al, for whom we offer to Thee the sacrifice of praise, humbly beseeching Thy majesty that by those holy and propitiatory offering, she may be found worthy to win everlasting rest, through you our Lord, and liveth with Thee …”

“Here I stand.
I can do no other.
May God help me.
Amen.”

As you might recall after the initial “blame game” with Iran blaming the united States for this horrific murder of innocent civilians — the international Expert community revealed the truth, as Rick Ellison, the Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance spoke about the cause of the Ukrainian Flight 752 crash: “I’m 100 percent certain that this was done by an anti-aircraft SA-15 missile system that the Iranian air defense has, as it was positioned to do just that.” In face of that evidence about the harsh reality of murder, and amidst a chorus of international condemnation — Iranian leader Ayatollah Rouhani admitted that it was Persian missiles that brought down the airliner killing all 176 people onboard. However this narrative stands in contrast to the official narratives from both warring nations — the sad reality is that all these people, innocent piloting crew and Persian civilians and internationals, who were just like us, and were loved in some differing measure by all of us — died unnecessarily, prematurely and unjustly.

So today we ask all of us to surrender our varied political views, our variable national origins, our different faiths, and our ideologies — in order for all of us to come together as simple Human Beings, in this ancient form of tribal and divine ceremony where we offer a simple PRAYER OF LOVE in MEMORIAL to all those that we lost, and to collectively sing the Dua, the Memorial Prayers, the Kaddish, and the Buddhist peans to Heaven, in the words of the Heart Sutra — as we float our candles and our memories and our best wishes for all these souls to be liberated and ascent to heaven, because the day of February 27th signifies the end of the period of the Souls of the “departed” still standing amongst us on this Earth — lingering in what the Buddhists call the Bardo, and the Abrahamic faiths call the purgatory…

To that end we welcome all of You to join faith leaders and Representatives of all three major Abrahamic faiths — Shia Muslims, Eastern Christians,
and Jewish, to release their Souls, to celebrate their lives and to memorialize our loss in a quiet ceremony in the Miller/Knox park’s southernmost cove next to the old wooden Ferry Point.

Starting at 5pm with music and singing prayers, followed by the ceremonial sharing of the light and floating of the candles at 5:30pm, and ending prayers at 6pm.
Sunset, music, candle float and tea with light refreshments will follow…

Yours,
Dr Churchill

PS:

May the Lord’s peace be upon you now & forever.

Shalom

Salam

Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 10, 2020

The Wuhan Coronavirus Biolab Epidemic

As the first Americans have started dying from the Wuhan viral epidemic — some serious questions need to be asked herewith.

How much does our Government tell the people about the true nature of this disease, is one of the most important questions to be raised…

But first some background…

It is looking more and more likely that the Wuhan Level-4 Virology biolab and biological warfare weapon research facility is responsible for the origins of this pandemic.

This is a clear possibility, and if proven as such, it will certainly create instability in the CCP.

Various high standing Chinese sources confirm that the Wuhan coronavirus could be linked to the covert Chinese bioweapons program…

Yet, while the reports are unconfirmed, they are really troubling, because regardless of its origin — the Wuhan coronavirus is spreading around the world with confirmed cases in Asia, Europe, Africa, and in the Americas, as these Chinese whistleblower reports suggest that the Wuhan coronavirus is a biological weapon that was either accidentally or intentionally released from research facilities in Hubei province, in the city of Wuhan in China.

These whistleblower reports are confirmed by the fact that the whistleblowing Doctors are dying at an astonishing rate, perhaps in a sinister effort to silence those that first reported the epidemic as is the case of the 34 year old Doctor who reported case of this virus back in late November, and as such they shed light on this disease that continues to mutate into more deadly and virulent forms.

So one has to ask, if this is the Pandemic of our time?

This day the 10th of February, of the year 2020, we have well & truly over 300,000 people in China alone, that have become sick with this new and mysterious Wuhan Biolab viral illness. So far, over 8,000 have died and upwards of 100,000 are threatened to die, amongst those who have been seriously infected and sickened, and are now the most fragile population segment of the population, that faces the worst-case outcome of this disease.

And sadly, the worst of it, is a fairly certain death since we do not have any medicine in our disposal against this virus as of now.

And as it seems things are getting far worse, as evidenced by all the whistleblower media, showing us real videos from China, that witness people turned aways from the overcrowded hospitals, from military units deployed around the 30 major cities where the viral epidemic is at it’s most serious levels, as well as showing people collapsing and dying while walking in the public streets and in the main squares of their towns and cities.

Indeed, the response to the viral Pandemic, from the Chinese government is massive, hugely coercive and yet militarily necessary, as China’s leadership has launched the most aggressive bio-containment effort in history.

Thirteen cities have been placed under quarantine affecting a population of 35 million, and another seventeen cities are also under lockdown.

If it sounds like Hollywood type movie, or even like a science fiction film — it is.

Mainly because the reality of the current Wuhan CoronaVirus outbreak represents the worst Pandemic to have come out of China in history.

And if these unconfirmed reports are to be believed, the truth could be even worse, because all serious whistleblower sources say that this Coronavirus epidemic is due to a Chinese government developed Biological Weapon for bioweapons production.

As it turns out, the Chinese government wants us to believe that the current Wuhan Coronavirus is believed to have originated in a fish-market located in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province. And indeed scientists are confident that the virus originated in Wuhan because the city is the epicenter of the outbreak and has the largest number of cases, but there is some major controversy about how, exactly, this outbreak got started, and if this was a weaponized virus, that got unleashed accidentally from the Biological Level-4 (military grade) Virology Institute of Wuhan.

And right here and now, is were things get really-really weird, really-really fast…

And because Wuhan is home to several major Chinese biological research labs that are virology Level-4 military security level laboratories that deal with biological weapons research in particular — it comes as no surprise that the city is best known for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, that is China’s most advanced biological research lab.

Many whistleblowers as well as military intelligence services from the West along with journalists that have been receiving “deep throat” revelations like the journal from the newspaper Washington Times — all suggest that this Wuhan Level-4 bio-weapons laboratory, is linked to a covert Chinese biological warfare program. The whistleblowers suggest that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was helping the Chinese military with its biological warfare program, and the whistleblowers go on to state the following unassailable facts:
1) Certain laboratories within the Wuhan Virology institute have been engaged, in terms of research and development, and are working with Chinese government biological weapons manufacture, collaterally, yet not as the principal facility of the Chinese biowarfare Ministry allotment and of the Chinese Red Army’s Military centralized alignment of Biological warfare.

And it now appears that is is a fair certainty, that the Wuhan novel coronavirus leaked out from the institute, because in principle, outward virus infiltration might take place either as leakage or as an indoor unnoticed infection of a person that normally goes in-n-out daily from the Wuhan bio lab facility. This most likely would have been the case with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, unleashing this pandemic, and now the Chinese government tries to contain both the Truth and its terrible aftermath, which is the massive death toll of this biological virus epidemic.

For more than a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been offering to send a team of experts to China to observe its coronavirus outbreak and help if it can.

Normally, teams from the agency’s Epidemic Intelligence Service can be in the air within 24 hours.

But no invitation has come — and no one can publicly explain why.

The World Health Organization, which made a similar offer about two weeks ago, appears to be facing the same cold shoulder, though a spokeswoman said it is just “sorting out arrangements.”

Current and former public health officials and diplomats, speaking anonymously for fear of upsetting diplomatic relations, said they believe the reluctance comes from China’s top leaders, who do not want the world to think they need outside help.

Yet another pertinent question is this: “How do I keep myself and others safe?”
Washing your hands frequently is the most important thing you can do, along with getting plenty of rest and sleep, with good hydration and proper healthful nutrition, all the while staying at home when you’re sick.

In 2003, China was badly stung by criticism of its response to SARS, another coronavirus epidemic; it has also been embroiled in a trade war with the United States for more than a year.

Some experts also say that outsiders could discover aspects of the outbreak that are embarrassing to China: for example, the country has not revealed how many of its doctors and nurses have died fighting the disease.

But China does need help, experts argue.

In private phone calls and texts, some Chinese colleagues have indicated that they are overwhelmed and would welcome not just extra hands, but specialized expertise in the fields of viral containment and vaccine development.

Another Question most people ask is this:
What do I need to know about the Coronavirus Outbreak?

The Wuhan Coronavirus is a novel virus, named for the crown-like spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people, and can cause a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to more dangerous conditions like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.

How contagious is the virus?
According to preliminary research, it seems moderately infectious, similar to SARS, and is possibly transmitted through the air. Scientists have estimated that each infected person could spread it to somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 people without effective containment measures.

Where has the virus spread?
The virus originated in Wuhan, China, and has sickened tens of thousands of people in China and at least two dozen other countries.

How worried should I be?
While the virus is a serious public health concern, the risk to most people outside China remains low, while seasonal influenza represents a far more immediate threat.

Who is working to contain the virus?
World Health Organization officials have praised China’s aggressive response to the virus by closing transportation, schools and markets.

The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to non-citizens who recently traveled to China and several airlines have canceled flights.

Also, CDC officials have said that they hope to learn more about the new coronavirus from their Chinese counterparts in order to improve the American response if the virus spreads widely here.

Best practices are not effective so far in China and thus American is reimagining our responses to this new epidemic…

As a matter of fact, this past Friday, Alex M. Azar II, secretary of health and human services, said at a news briefing that he had recently reiterated the offer of sending a World Health Organization “WHO” team to his Chinese counterpart, Dr. Ma Xiaowei, but was rebuffed…

When the leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) was asked what the holdup was, he answered: “It’s up to the Chinese. We continue to expect fully that President Xi will accept our offer. We’re ready and willing and able to go.”

On January 29th, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director general, returned from a brief trip to China full of praise for President Xi Jinping and the country’s extraordinarily aggressive response, which has nearly walled off Hubei Province from the rest of the country and the world.

China had “agreed to a mission of international experts” to better understand disease transmission and clinical severity, Dr. Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergency response chief, said at the time. Asked if that team would include American experts, Dr. Tedros replied that “best would be a bilateral arrangement.” On Thursday, a WHO spokeswoman said that there was no delay in the WHO and the United Nations organization’s own mission to China. “Our understanding is that the mission is on,” Marcia Poole, the spokeswoman, said. But she could not say when the team would leave or who would be on it.

“It’s a matter of sorting out the arrangements,” she added, noting that Dr. Ryan had said a team would “need representation from North and South, East and West, with relevant areas of expertise.”

Alex M. Azar II, secretary of health and human services, said that he recently reiterated an offer of expert help to China, but was rebuffed, because the Chinese authorities they do not want foreigners digging into their affairs and uncovering conclusively that this was a bioweapon that went rogue…
Additionally, the United States has offered Dr Tedros the head of WHO another thirteen(13) Infectious disease medical specialists who are ready to go and assist China, Mr. Azar said.

The two fields in which China appears to need outside help, experts said, are molecular virology and epidemiology.

The first involves sequencing the virus’s genome and manipulating it to refine diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccine candidates.

The second involves figuring out basic questions like who gets infected and who does not, how long the incubation period is, why some victims die, how many other people each victim infects and how commonly hospital outbreaks are occurring.

“This isn’t rocket science, it’s basic stuff — but it’s been five weeks and we still don’t know the answers,” one expert said.

It would be very useful, for example, to have a blood test for antibodies. That would make it possible to see how many infected people had recovered, which would make it clearer as to how lethal the virus is — and how widespread.

A major epidemiological failure by China is that the Wuhan authorities appear to have closed and disinfected the seafood market that was the outbreak’s early focus without swabbing individual animals and their cages and without drawing blood from everyone working there. That would have provided a wealth of information about which animal might have been the source of the coronavirus and which people had become infected but survived.

Asked what had happened to the animals — whether they had been burned or buried, for instance, one expert said: “No one can tell me that. I don’t think they know.”

Obviously this action that is against all elementary procedural biological agent detection playbook — is ready made proof that China is trying to obfuscate the true origin of the virus from its bioweapons lab and is using the fish market as a scapegoat that is proven by their actions taken to make all evidence disappear from the fish market of Wuhan that they claim has caused the viral epidemic.

And of course this fits the whistleblower narrative that although China has greatly improved its ability to fight disease since it was embarrassed by SARS, and its scientists now frequently publish in major medical journals — the actions of the virology institute and its work with the biological warfare ministry of the State are rather darker and evil, than what was previously feared…

And as indeed many of the Chinese scientists on epidemiological research dn viral infections medical personnel, were trained at the American C.D.C. and have friends there — the Chinese whistleblowers have got to be taken seriously.

“We have a decade-long relationship,” Mr. Azar said Friday. “It’s not an accident that the corresponding agency, is called the Chinese C.D.C.”

Now, many experts raised another related concern, because China’s scientists are given large rewards for publishing in prestigious journals. That creates an incentive to hold back samples and data until publication. And although the American C.D.C. has in the past sometimes had fraught relations with other countries because it used their samples and published analyses of them without giving credit they felt was due, its first priority was still to issue epidemic warnings if they were needed and then to publish later.

“In an epidemic, you don’t want information held back,” one expert said. “You want transparency.” 

Yet, the reality now is that China must stop the Wuhan Coronavirus, regardless of the place of it’s origin, and even though all signs pointing to this epidemic being a biological weapon that became an auto-goal against China — we all must rally around China and help her overcome this grave difficulty, because the Coronavirus is an accelerating public health issue that is putting the whole world at risk, and while the Chinese government appears to be doing everything in its power to slow the spread of the deadly disease, many people around the globe question its credibility and refuse to believe the official line of events, because they know that China is lying about the origins of the virus that causes this pandemic.

And as of now, it becomes truly a serious matter for the whole world, especially as the world begins to learn that the coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan biological weapons laboratory and not from a Wuhan fish market. And whether it leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology acting as a biological warfare institute for the Chinese government and for the highest levels of the Communist party and its military — none of that matters at this point, because the virus is here, and its killing far more people that reported anywhere…

On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2019-nCoV a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC),” a designation it has made only five times before, during outbreaks of swine flu, polio, Ebola, Zika, and Ebola again.

This designation does not give the WHO any enforceable authority, but it does elevate the urgency of the pandemic and helps WHO coordinate nations in implementing non-binding recommendations regarding quarantine, travel restrictions, global trade and other measures. It also encourages multinational pharmaceutical companies to work together to sequence the virus and develop treatments and perhaps a vaccine.

The impact of the recommendations depends entirely on the willingness of local and national health officials around the world to follow them, which means compliance can be spotty. But there are no countries or localities that would want to go through what Wuhan and the rest of China are experiencing, and recommendations from WHO carry a lot of persuasive weight.

Just as important, it is vital that we remember that the WHO declaration gives us an opportunity to remind the world that any country that is the first to be struck by a disease is not some form of pandemic boogeyman, but a victim of viral chance. Consequently, this declaration is not because China is not doing what it can, or that is doing more, but it is about protecting people and countries with weaker health systems — according to the WHO Director…

What’s more, anyone from wealthy western countries tempted to blame pandemics on some unclean other would be better served by looking inward, because wherever life exists on the planet — disease can emerge. As we know from XDR-TB, antibiotic-resistant strains of otherwise controllable bacterial diseases often rest at the feet of the Western medicine practitioners, where the antibiotic drugs are terribly abused, overprescribed and consequently overused, in humans as well as in animals. And that practice, makes it far more likely for strains of bacteria to develop mutations rendering them immune — or at least, less susceptible — to antibiotics, and that in turn creates whole new epidemics.

The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak could perhaps bring out the best in the Human family, or it may bring out the worst — and I shudder as I predict that we shall certainly see both the awful manifestations of our nature, as well as human acts of extreme kindness, and compassion — in the months ahead.

Just be kind to all others and show some measure of requisite compassion to the victims, as this pandemic unfolds.

Please do this regardless of where this epidemic got its start from…

And please weear masks and do not go to mass events, like festivals, conferences, political rallies, music concerts and all other massively oversubscribed pilgrimages like the Haj the Lourdes pilgrimage or the Kum Mella.
Smart government, as you would expect, have now started canceling major and massive people gathering events like the Olympics of Tokyo, that will be surely canceled, because these these killer pandemics are feasting on these mass humanity gatherings and are also perversely resilient in the face of human response…

As indeed all things that have come out of a BioLab like the Wuhan virology institute for biological weapons that conceivably has unleashed this “terror” attest. Because these highly engineered viruses are highly contagious, sneaky, continuously variable, and in the process of reinfection, quite lethal for most people, because we are not likely to see the worst effects of this global epidemic, until the end of this year.

And as it turns out this virus is also quite socialistic, as it creeps upon all people in an indiscriminate way. Some people call it a communist virus, because no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency.

“All hands on deck and manning the pumps” is what “the Captain” would order if we understood Earth as the Human led Spaceship that it is, because this shared vulnerability amongst all humans must become increasingly clear, in order for us to wizen-up to the awful fact that this viral epidemic is a real enemy of humanity an thus it requires a global fight, the likes of which we have not seen since the Second World War alliance for saving humanity from the Evils of National Socialism and Germanic nihilism.

And this is now abundantly evident, as we see death staring us in the face, as we try to counter the effects of this global pandemic of the Wuhan laboratory virus, that the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV represents.

As of this writing, there have been several hundreds of thousands of diagnosed cases and many thousands of deaths, attributed to this virus that escaped out of a Chinese government Virology Level-4 BioLab, in the city of Wuhan in China, and it has now reached 130 countries, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the antipodes and the Americas, but the governments try to not alarm their populations and are keeping the real numbers as State secrets, requiring Doctors to write different causes of death on the Death Certificates…

To recap:

These things usually peak then fizzle out. In any case here is One ‘ ScientistsTheory: Unconfirmed reports suggest the Wuhan Coronavirus was an accidentally leaked “#unfinished” #bioweapon that was NOT YET perfected or tweaked – it was new & in development at the Wuhan Institute of Virology – Wuhan is the epicenter of bio research in China & one of only three Pathogen Level 4 (P4) facilities in the world.

Some researchers claim that this virus is more contagious than originally thought & that it is becoming more contagious as it spreads. Some researchers even believe Chinese authorities knew about the first few cases since Oct and certainly since November but they were not able to contain it quietly when it first got out of the laboratory.

I’m not 100% sold on this theory – however the FIRST FOURTEEN VICTIMS had zero connection to animal market & at least one was associated with a bio lab.
And the Wuhan bio lab was working on multiple bio weapon projects including types of corona viruses in humans caused by bats…

At this point I’m not ruling out any “theories about the origin of coronavirus“.
But really (at least for now) it doesn’t matter how corona virus originated- it’s here & we need to deal with it …

Up to this point authorities tell us that the coronavirus *cannot* be passed from person to person – but I don’t believe it – I think it can be & is passed person to person.

Up to this point authorities also tell us that asymptotic people infected with the virus are not contagious. I don’t believe that either. I think that a person becomes immediately contagious so an asymptotic person can unknowingly effect many others before realizing they are sick themselves for up to 14 days.

Fortunately most people who are infected experience ONLY mild symptoms. But %20 of those infected seem to develop serious illnesses such as phenomena, kidney failure, organ failure & other complications. And “at this point” there appears to be a %50 mortality rate among the %20 who become seriously ill…

Hospitals in Wuhan & Hubei province are turning people away by the 100’s – which brings up the question of how many people died at home without receiving any help at all. And is lack of medical care another reason for the high death rates; that many people cannot get medical care quickly enough or in some cases cannot get any at all.

In Hubei province some people have reported being upset that family members death certificates read “respiratory illness” which could be anything. This brings to question how many mortality cases are not accurately accounted for…?
Not all of the first deaths occurred in patients who were elderly or had preexisting health problems like initial reports indicate. At least several deaths occurred in otherwise healthy people from 20 to 45 years of age.
In the few days between when the news broke but before the actual lockdown, several million people left Wuhan. Where did these people go for Chinese New Year festivities or in some cases where did they flee to…

In essence, no one knows how many people are already infected & unknowingly passing it along to others before they realize they are sick themselves. Some researchers approximate there are at least 100,000 infections so far. Other say there are already many more than that…
#OPINION: Speaking for myself, I wonder – is it an effectivene containment strategy to ask people “who might be” fearful for their own lives, or fearful of being quarantined in china, to be honest about their symptoms or travel history before they get on a plane to leave China – or to answer questions immediately upon arrival at their desired destination.

People might also fear being discriminated against so will some deny symptoms? Will everyone voluntarily self quarantine upon arrival in Canada or will they just want to live their life, not miss work etc?
Other countries have mandatory quarantines with legal consequences if quarantines are not abided by. But in Canada our government just expects people to be honest.

Ask Yourself Before You Judge – I myself was raised to have consideration for others always – if I started to develop symptoms, I would immediately report it in order to get early immediate care – I wouldn’t get on a plane to potentially infect others – btw stats show the the earlier you get proper care, the higher your chance of survival so if you have symptoms seek medical advise immediately – I’d welcome mandatory quarantine or stay home / work from home (self quarantine) listening to doctors advice to avoid potentially exposing others for 14 days. I can easily say I know this is what I’d do.

BUT … in reality none of us have been in these individuals situations about to board a plane from a country hampered with a mysterious illness & over loaded hospitals.
Fear can make people do out of character things sometimes. So before you judge others ask yourself how do you know what you would do in their shoes, since you haven’t been in their shoes.

None of us know exactly what we’d do, so please keep judgements to yourself.

Another Question: Wouldn’t it be a more effective confinement strategy to reduce “some” incoming travel from effected regions, have mandatory Coronavirus testing for travelers arriving from highly effected regions, make it mandatory for people to voluntarily self quarantine at home if they are arriving from effected area & insist that they work from home for 14 days (or stay out of school) if they arrive from highly effected areas?

And if travelers are having symptoms get them into isolation immediately & treatment immediately because they’ll have a higher survival rate.

While other countries are closing borders, have forced isolation or mandatory quarantines, at this point, Canada has no screening, no reduced travel, no testing, no quarantines.

So far at this point, Canada does nothing but ask arrivals if they are feeling ill & if they have been to infected ares – no matter what responses travellers give, Canada seems to just send them on their way telling them to call health authorities if they get worse or if start to experience symptoms they didn’t have before.

I don’t know what to think or believe when it comes to things like this, but I’m not ruling out ANY OF THE THEORIES “regarding the origin” of Coronavirus.

Fortunately, as I said, these things usually fizzle out. It might not fizzle out but it probably will. So don’t let it disrupt your life too much.

Here are a few things you can personally do to protect yourself & others.
1) practice careful hygiene, through careful washing of hands & no touching face or nose when out because the virus can live on surfaces.
2) Stay away from crowded areas to reduce exposure “when it is possible” & stay away from sick people.
3) Face masks might help if you’re in “busy” indoor areas especially.
4) Stay at home if you have symptoms & if you need immediate care alert health authorities, they’ll tell you what you need to do.
5) And again most importantly, there is no need to be fanatical or paranoid about this because chances are it will blow over.

It’s just that no ones knows how soon the peak & decline will occur, and still we do not need to compare the novel coronavirus to seasonal flu (influenza) – because we are not comparing similar things.

First and foremost, is that Influenza is a well known virus & we have vaccines against it. We know how it behaves, how it’s spread, how deadly it is. We know that serious cases occur amongst the elderly & the young and also amongst the people with underlying health issues. And we also know that the mortality rate of the flu is .001%. A truly tiny fraction of the influenza infection cases result in death.

Conversely, (up to this point) coronavirus is an unknown.

Being an UNKNOWN virus is a big factor here.

And the Chinese government people do not go on complete lockdown of upwards of 60 million people for the flu…

Because unlike the flu, coronavirus has no known vaccine and the Chinese governmental authorities haven’t even properly named the virus as of yet. At this point researchers are still not sure how (or if) it will mutate further, exactly how it spreads, how deadly it really is, or how deadly it might become.

Indeed there are some reports by Chinese scientists stating that coronavirus is becoming stronger & more contagious – but those are mere whistleblower reports, that have not yet been confirmed.

Worth noting though is that the serious cases of corona virus that result in death do NOT ONLY occur amongst the elderly , the young, and the people with underlying health issues.
And at this point the mortality rate of novel coronavirus is officially at around 2% but unofficially it hovers closer to 7% and rising…

In either case, it is commonly accepted in the Medical field that the real mortality rate of he Wuhan coronavirus is much much higher than the flu.

Additionally the Wuhan Coronavirus is considered to be a far more contagious viral epidemic than the common influenza virus that hits the US annually from China and beyond…

Our hope is that the novel corona virus might fizzle out by itself due to our containment efforts and our capacity to stop the epidemic and hopefully it will — but we cannot count on it, not can we know how many millions of human beings will have to die from this bio-weapons accidental release.

And this is the proof of the bioweapons laboratory origin of the Pandemic as is shown from the attached abstract that shows the laboratory generated origin of the Novel Coronavirus that he Wuhan virology institute was working on since at least the early years of 2000…

Here is a still active weblink as of this time: http://english.whiov.cas.cn/Research/Research_Progress/201603/t20160311_160487.html

And here is the content of this article abstract:

Bat origin of human coronaviruses. Virol J., December, 2016.
2016-03-11 | A A A [print][close]
By Hu B1, Ge X1, Wang LF2, Shi Z3.

Abstract

T Bats have been recognized as the natural reservoirs of a large variety of viruses. Special attention has been paid to bat coronaviruses as the two emerging coronaviruses which have caused unexpected human disease outbreaks in the 21st century, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), are suggested to be originated from bats. Various species of horseshoe bats in China have been found to harbor genetically diverse SARS-like coronaviruses. Some strains are highly similar to SARS-CoV even in the spike protein and are able to use the same receptor as SARS-CoV for cell entry. On the other hand, diverse coronaviruses phylogenetically related to MERS-CoV have been discovered worldwide in a wide range of bat species, some of which can be classified to the same coronavirus species as MERS-CoV. Coronaviruses genetically related to human coronavirus 229E and NL63 have been detected in bats as well. Moreover, intermediate hosts are believed to play an important role in the transmission and emergence of these coronaviruses from bats to humans. Understanding the bat origin of human coronaviruses is helpful for the prediction and prevention of another pandemic emergence in the future.

· 1Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens and Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Wuhan, China.

· 2Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, 169857, Singapore.

· 3Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens and Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,Wuhan, China. zlshi@wh.iov.cn.

Bat origin of human coronaviruses.

Copyright 2002 – 2019 Wuhan Institute Of Virology,Chinese Academy Of Sciences
Email: wiv@wh.iov.cn ICP: 020201

So….

Aside from the damning evidence above directly out from the Chinese Virology Institute and Level-4 pathogen military grade security laboratory in Wuhan spieling out the obvious that the Wuhan Coronavirus is a Chinese bioterrorism weapon that leaked out of its laboratory confines — the Chinese government would have You and the world believe, that the coronavirus is under control.

The Chinese leadership, would further have you believe that the risks of this bioterrorism weaponized virus spreading to the rest of the world, is minimal.

But most all foreign governments and certainly all of the intelligence agencies believe that China has been lying about the source, the extent, and about their response to this viral epidemic and that they continue to deny the truth about the numbers of the dead and infected people all over China…

Now, judging by the whistleblowers leaked videos that show the dead Chinese people lying unattended on the streets, and with bodies wrapped in sheets lying on benches and crematoriums that are working 24/7 with the dead people’s bodies unceremoniously stuffed into ovens with no burial rites, millions of Chinese people are eager to escape because they know the truth, and that truth agrees with the Chinese medical personnel whistleblowers assertions.

Still we know that the Emperor is the last one to admit that he has no clothes, and thus the Chinese Premier’s official story goes like this:

“When the new variant of the coronavirus first emerged early last month, the Chinese government moved swiftly to contain the outbreak by quarantining the city of Wuhan with a population of 11 million where the disease was first detected. Over the next three weeks, the quarantine expanded to include 15 other cities with a total population of around 56 million.”

So far, the government admits to 723 deaths, including a 60-year-old American living in China, and around 34,000 being treated in hospital with the admitted numbers climbing rapidly. Schools are shut, flights and trains canceled and roads blocked as the government tries to control the spread of the virus.

The epidemic has now spread to 28 other countries involving 214 cases with more being reported daily. Although travel restrictions are being imposed globally on all people and aircraft coming from China, the actions may be too little, too late. One report suggests that so many flights had already left Wuhan before restrictions were in place that 128 new cities around the world may be infected.

The federal government is quarantining people flying from Wuhan at Travis Air Force Base in Sacramento, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Eppley Airfield in Omaha. What exactly is to be done about indirect flights or those already in America who might be infected is being left to state governments with no common policy.

Even a superficial examination of the official Chinese numbers suggest they are minimizing a problem that seems — so far — to be uncontrollable. If 56 million people are in quarantine with only 723 deaths, the problem is minuscule and the government is seriously overreacting. For comparison, out of America’s population of 329 million, the Centers for Disease Control says that in the 2018-19 flu season 43 million people were infected, 647,000 hospitalized and 61,000 died. Yet, despite the heavy casualties, the US has never considered quarantining 4 percent of the population as China has now done.

Away from the official narrative, the reports being smuggled out of China paint a terrifying picture of a government losing control of the epidemic. Much has been made of the construction of a new hospital from scratch in 10 days but less has been discussed about how medical supplies have run out in many hospitals with the sick and dying lying untreated in corridors because of a chronic shortage of beds.

An authoritarian regime is able to impose rigorous controls on the movement of people. For example, in areas under quarantine, only one member of a family is allowed out every two days to buy essential supplies. But food is now scarce and often unavailable altogether.

Inside China, reliable reporting free of government censorship is not possible. Already a number of commentators and journalists have been arrested for questioning the party line and any social media posts critical of the government are swiftly taken down. Even so, there is a vigorous social media conversation on outlets like the microblogging site Weibo but these all happen within the confines of the party line. Other sites, such as the news aggregator Toutiao, have fact checkers who try and dispel rumors but they, too, rely on the government for ‘truth’.

Li Wenliang, the 34-year-old whistleblowing Doctor from Wuhan, who first raised the alarm about the virus last November, has died of the infection according to official reports after he was detained by the Police in China’s Wuhan city. Indeed, he was forced to retract his warning on live Television, and he had to admit that he had spread an unfounded rumor, and was guilty of rumormongering. Enow after his death prompted another overreaction by the Chinese authorities who forced several newspapers to cut and edit away their reports of his death after they had been published in an overtly militant act of censorship. Because this Whistleblowers’ death resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of criticism of the government on social media — the whole Chinese media and the Chinese internet are now bereft of any mention of this and ion other Doctor whistleblowers’ deaths.

Imagine that…

Sadly this Chinese idea of sharing the so called “Chinese Truth” with the rest of the world about this epidemic, is a whole new branch of the fake news tree, because we all know now that the virus was first detected in the population of Wuhan, in Hubei last November when the Chinese whistleblowing Doctors and the ophalmologist, first raised the alarm in their private emails and social postings to friends and family.

Now with the whistleblower Doctors dead and buried — the Chinese government is suspected of having them assassinated with the virus — the so called “Chinese Truth” can be further revised towards a new fantacy, that the Chinese leaders seem to like better.

Oh my oh my…

The only thing that I can say right now is this:

May the Good God — they do not believe in — help them…

Let us pray for all the Chinese people and leave a prayer here for all of our brothers and sisters in our country, and around the world too.

God Bless us All, and God bless America.

Yours,
Dr Churchill

PS:

The fact that this virus escaped from the Level-4 biolab of virology in Wuhan, which is that city of China that specializes in these biotech secret games of attrition and in Biowarfare, should not be dismissed lightly — even though it sounds like a conspiracy theory…

However, it started, it becomes increasingly clear that a global response is the only way to stem this epidemic, since no one can be effectively insulated behind national borders and customs. And it now appears that the most powerful containment counter offensive against “Isolationist Bias” is the Civil Service of our country that is made up of dry, cool-headed scientists that understand the language of medicine and medical disease preventive bureaucracy.

All that means is that infectious disease pandemics, like the Wuhan viral epidemic — necessitate truly global responses, where, instead of casting blame, people need to rise up to the circumstance and with compassion and kindness strive to protect the human family performing the necessary triage, by focusing on preserving those communities not yet infected, stemming the flow and the spread of the disease amongst those that are already infected, and seriously care for those communities that have been suffering the greatest numbers of dead in this culling pandemic.

We have to work at the several layers of community levels and seek to isolate the virus load amongst the people, so that they do not get reinfected, because that is how the virus mutates in extremis.

And this is pretty much the only way we know of, on how to beat the Wuhan 2019-nCoV viral epidemic, because pandemics will always be characterized by their randomness, their pitilessness, and their power to sicken and cull first the young, the elderly and the infirm, and then to make their way to the center of the human pyramid.

And for that to be stopped, the human response has to be at its best, as defined by civil service collective courage and abundant human compassion, and a “not-on-our-watch” refusal to let any disease divide us, or cull our fellow human beings unhindered and unpunished.

We need to come together and seriously work together, by placing aside all of our differences, regardless of where this disease started, and now show our human magnanimity, compassion and our special magnificence, in order to come together, because the Wuhan virus is a serious human enemy that does not discriminate based on race or nationality, and thus, if we are to fight and ultimately defeat it — that’s exactly what we need to do.

As for my fellow Americans who have recently come from China and it’s territories, and are residing on the West Coast that is especially hard hit with this Wuhan Coronavirus — please go get tested immediately, because the incubation period of this virus varies and is not standard. And thus the length of time it takes to manifest symptoms can be quite lengthier than what we imagined possible up until now, because this bioengineered Novel Coronavirus can act like a non-ticking delayed action biological bomb, hiding inside the cells of seemingly healthy individuals, and then only getting out and declaring itself through sickness, when triggered by a random health event or a reinfection episode, and then it proceeds to wipe out the host organism.

So please go get tested at any decent California Public Health unit, or at any University Medical facility, or at the local Hospital, or even at the Emergency Pandemic military Novel Coronavirus Epidemic screening units, and make sure that they send the biopsy samples to the CDC only authorized laboratory in Western United States (because here in the West is where the epidemic is already rife within the US), at the Richmond CA, Public Health Laboratory that can process the biological samples within a few hours.

This best of breed test facility, is California’s Department of Public Health Laboratory in Richmond CA, that was established 75 years ago to combat just such microbial disease agents, and is now the “On Point Virology Test Laboratory” in America against this fast spreading viral epidemic of the Wuhan virus.

This Novel Coronavirus test is called Reverse Transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) and it measures tiny bits of viral RNA, a chain of cells that carry genetic information, that swim in oceans of cells within a patient’s sputum, serum or blood.

And this is the best early detection method at a close by and convenient place in the West Coast, that can aid our Civil Service infrastructure in the detection and containment methodology, for slowing down and arresting the spread of this disease.
 

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According to CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield: “Our goal is centered around early case recognition isolation contact tracing, to prevent further spread of this novel coronavirus in our nation using effective and proven Public Health measures.”

The California state lab in Richmond, called the Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, will start conducting Corona virus tests on Wednesday, February 12th, and will report the lab test results within hours of receiving the specimens.

Yet people can show up at any moment today, at any one location of the California State Department of Public Health facilities, to offer their serum, blood, or septum samples and they will get them sent to Richmond, where they get immediately tested and they will receive the results soonest.

Compare this quick turnaround outcome of your lab tests for Coronavirus, with the return of lab results from the federal US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, that currently take seven days to test and return results.

Public Health agencies, hospitals, clinics, and all the screening and detection centers from the State of California, will deliver their patient samples to the Richmond lab, where the samples are unpacked, dropped into tiny vials and tested, and when a “sample” tests positive for coronavirus, the agency will be notified immediately, so the patient can be isolated, and treatment will commence.

Additionally the patients’ biological samples will be stored in a cavernous freezer for further research into the mutability and the mutations of the virus in the days, weeks, months, years and even decades to come. This contributes to the best scientific understanding of the disease causing virus, and of the spread characteristics of this novel Wuhan coronavirus. Additionally, as the lab accumulates data from the viral samples, over time, it will help reveal any changes in the virus that make it more lethal, or perhaps a little less deadly…

Obviously, the quick turnaround time of the testing done at the California Richmond city laboratory is essential, in containing the epidemic during this early emergency period, because explosive growth viral communicable infectious diseases, like the Wuhan Coronavirus necessitate a really fast testing environment, so that the results can be actualized in the containment of the virus amongst the general population. And also because we need to immediately find those patients that need to be isolated and treated soonest, in order to save their lives, but also in order to protect the general population from further infectious activities by these same human hosts of this deadly virus, and thus prevent this pandemic from spreading further and faster as it seems to be doing right now.

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | February 4, 2020

Perseverance

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

The insight to prioritize wisely what I want to change;

The patience to resist trying to control everything I could, had I the energy and time;

The courage and skill to change the things I have chosen to change;

And the wisdom to know the differences among all these.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

 

Posted by: Dr Churchill | January 30, 2020

“The things which I have seen I now can see no more.”

Ode on Intimations of Immortality

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There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;—
Turn wheresoe’er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.

The rainbow comes and goes,
And lovely is the rose;
The moon doth with delight
Look round her when the heavens are bare;
Waters on a starry night
Are beautiful and fair;
The sunshine is a glorious birth;
But yet I know, where’er I go,
That there hath past away a glory from the earth.

Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous song,
And while the young lambs bound
As to the tabor’s sound,
To me alone there came a thought of grief:
A timely utterance gave that thought relief,
And I again am strong.
The cataracts blow their trumpets from the steep,—
No more shall grief of mine the season wrong:
I hear the echoes through the mountains throng.
The winds come to me from the fields of sleep,
And all the earth is gay;
Land and sea
Give themselves up to jollity,
And with the heart of May
Doth every beast keep holiday;—
Thou child of joy,
Shout round me, let me hear thy shouts, thou happy
Shepherd-boy!
Ye blesséd Creatures, I have heard the call
Ye to each other make; I see
The heavens laugh with you in your jubilee;
My heart is at your festival,
My head hath its coronal,
The fulness of your bliss, I feel—I feel it all.
O evil day! if I were sullen
While Earth herself is adorning
This sweet May-morning;
And the children are culling
On every side
In a thousand valleys far and wide
Fresh flowers; while the sun shines warm,
And the babe leaps up on his mother’s arm:—
I hear, I hear, with joy I hear!
—But there’s a tree, of many, one,
A single field which I have look’d upon,
Both of them speak of something that is gone:
The pansy at my feet
Doth the same tale repeat:
Whither is fled the visionary gleam?
Where is it now, the glory and the dream?

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing Boy,
But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,
He sees it in his joy;
The Youth, who daily farther from the east
Must travel, still is Nature’s priest,
And by the vision splendid
Is on his way attended;
At length the Man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day.

Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own;
Yearnings she hath in her own natural kind,
And, even with something of a mother’s mind,
And no unworthy aim,
The homely nurse doth all she can
To make her foster-child, her inmate, Man,
Forget the glories he hath known,
And that imperial palace whence he came.

Behold the Child among his new-born blisses,
A six years’ darling of a pigmy size!
See, where ‘mid work of his own hand he lies,
Fretted by sallies of his mother’s kisses,
With light upon him from his father’s eyes!
See, at his feet, some little plan or chart,
Some fragment from his dream of human life,
Shaped by himself with newly-learned art;
A wedding or a festival,
A mourning or a funeral;
And this hath now his heart,
And unto this he frames his song:
Then will he fit his tongue
To dialogues of business, love, or strife;
But it will not be long
Ere this be thrown aside,
And with new joy and pride
The little actor cons another part;
Filling from time to time his ‘humorous stage’
With all the Persons, down to palsied Age,
That life brings with her in her equipage;
As if his whole vocation
Were endless imitation.

Thou, whose exterior semblance doth belie
Thy soul’s immensity;
Thou best philosopher, who yet dost keep
Thy heritage, thou eye among the blind,
That, deaf and silent, read’st the eternal deep,
Haunted for ever by the eternal Mind,—
Mighty Prophet! Seer blest!
On whom those truths rest
Which we are toiling all our lives to find,
In darkness lost, the darkness of the grave;
Thou, over whom thy Immortality
Broods like the day, a master o’er a slave,
A Presence which is not to be put by;
To whom the grave
Is but a lonely bed, without the sense of sight
Of day or the warm light,
A place of thoughts where we in waiting lie;
Thou little child, yet glorious in the might
Of heaven-born freedom on thy being’s height,
Why with such earnest pains dost thou provoke
The years to bring the inevitable yoke,
Thus blindly with thy blessedness at strife?
Full soon thy soul shall have her earthly freight,
And custom lie upon thee with a weight
Heavy as frost, and deep almost as life!
0 joy! that in our embers
Is something that doth live,
That Nature yet remembers
What was so fugitive!
The thought of our past years in me doth breed
Perpetual benediction: not indeed
For that which is most worthy to be blest,
Delight and liberty, the simple creed
Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest,
With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast:—
—Not for these I raise
The song of thanks and praise;
But for those obstinate questionings
Of sense and outward things,
Fallings from us, vanishings,
Blank misgivings of a creature
Moving about in worlds not realized,
High instincts, before which our mortal nature
Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised:
But for those first affections,
Those shadowy recollections,
Which, be they what they may,
Are yet the fountain-light of all our day,
Are yet a master-light of all our seeing;
Uphold us—cherish—and have power to make
Our noisy years seem moments in the being
Of the eternal Silence: truths that wake,
To perish never;
Which neither listlessness, nor mad endeavour,
Nor man nor boy,
Nor all that is at enmity with joy,
Can utterly abolish or destroy!
Hence, in a season of calm weather
Though inland far we be,
Our souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither;
Can in a moment travel thither—
And see the children sport upon the shore,
And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.

Then, sing, ye birds, sing, sing a joyous song!
And let the young lambs bound
As to the tabor’s sound!
We, in thought, will join your throng,
Ye that pipe and ye that play,
Ye that through your hearts to-day
Feel the gladness of the May!

What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;

We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

And 0, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills, and Groves,
Forebode not any severing of our loves!
Yet in my heart of hearts I feel your might;
I only have relinquish’d one delight
To live beneath your more habitual sway;
I love the brooks which down their channels fret
Even more than when I tripp’d lightly as they;
The innocent brightness of a new-born day
Is lovely yet;

The clouds that gather round the setting sun
Do take a sober colouring from an eye
That hath kept watch o’er man’s mortality;
Another race hath been, and other palms are won.

Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

–William Wordsworth – 1770-1850

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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Posted by: Dr Churchill | January 30, 2020

To Ghazal…

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“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”

Rest In Peace Now & Forever.

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light!”

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As the sea calms all around me — I rediscover the strength of character and resilience that has helped me get here from so far, and has kept me alive through many of life’s most difficult trials and tribulations.

Indeed it is this “brilliant light within” that has enabled me to survive the assassination attempts and the other major difficulties of my life.

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Because it is only when treading through our darkest hours that we actually discover the brilliant light that we keep hidden in the inner harbor at the deepest heart within…

And it is only when treading through our darkest hours that we may discover the brilliant light we harbor within…

Dieu Merci

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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