Taiwan had direct flights from Wuhan, they tested in planes, paid folks to be in quarantine, gave each adult 2 masks and children 3 masks per week. Mask wearing was part of their COVID19 arsenal and wearing a mask is a point of pride, you are protecting yourself but also it protects your community. It's why they didn't have to lock down ever, and their economy grew 1.6%. They had a Pandemic Office that prepared for 16 years for the eventuality of a pandemic. It is illegal to spread misinformation in Taiwan. There was no overarching fear or panic. They have an app that tracks in real time where the newest masks available to purchase. They have had 7 deaths and 859 infections last time I checked. It's a special type of racism to ignore the successes of our Asian neighbours. I have written about this to just about every medical personel in the public eye in Australia, and not one has addressed my questions. Australia has a historical history of racism towards Asians and Australian Asians, so maybe that it is it? Who knows. My Taiwanese friends have no fears or concerns about their families at all.I was at our town grocery today and the cashier was wearing a mask under her nose.
Countries where it isn't illegal to spread misinformation don't seem to have the problems that countries where there isn't some line that politicians won't cross. Australia has had some real idiots spreading misinformation.She and a customer were talking about how now they would have to wear masks until the war, or 4 years from now.
Professor Kim now looks so tired. They have to wear masks at all times now. He thinks that the count is one tenth of what it actually is, and he started with tubeculosis and did AIDS and I hope that he is wrong.
In Iceland the politicians decided they would not stand on the stage with the medical professionals, that was a deliberate decision so the public wouldn't worry that the information was tainted by political concerns.
As you watch the medical experts speak to the media and the public in various countries you can see them get more and more tired. Most of them are going on 4-5 hours of sleep a night now.
I feel so sorry for those people. It will be when they are dying of it or someone that they love dies that they will finally understand it. It's a terrible betrayal of them by theirI couldn't believe that there are still people who don't believe Covid is real!
Vo, Italy, tested absolutely everyone and they found all the asymptomatic cases, in many places, communicating about asymptomatic cases, and how you can have it and not know it but be spreading it doesn't seem to permeate.
In our area we have the virus in the waste water, it's been there for quite a few months. The general opinion, is that it is spreading asymptomatically. Now the government is starting to encourage people to go and get tested. The asymptomatic spread is a real problem. More virus fragments found in Gold Coast wastewater – myGC.com.au
That's a tragic misinformed position. I have been part of a group that was fact checking virus information on social media for awhile. Wow did I meet some well educated folks. Calm, kind, myth debunking. It was interesting to be part of. Unfortunately 52% of your interactions online are with bots or paid trolls, and they are often not acting in a countries or communities interests.It's just the flu, I was told.
That's most disturbing, over 3,000 health professionals have died from the virus. If everyone wore a mask we could cut down that death rate significantly. In one part of India, they have lost not only a lot of doctors but many of those that taught at medical schools. It's most concerning. How does a health system rebuild itself after that?After my fusion surgery, the surgeon came in the room not wearing a mask, saying that Covid was not as bad as they say.
What you are dealing with there is not medicine but ideology, which is a real shame as it could be years before America bounces back. You are not doing genomic testing so your own variants are being found by accident.
My paranoia would grow by leaps and bounds in that situation. I would probably lose my mind. I just spent some days in hospital and my partner had their mask off and I did to eat a couple of times. It is in the waste water here, but low risk. As it is everywhere before it takes off. I can't imagine how paniky that I would have gotten in your situation. And you were treated in an abominable way by your alleged medical professional. I was really concerned at the poor way that you were treated.My paranoia grew by leaps and bounds.
I am also having to remember to calm myself every day. Given what you are going through at the moment I am really impressed that you can do that!I have to remember to calm myself every day.
America has had a terrible time of it. I hope that you are okay. That you get a break soon from everything that is going on.I don't want to be in a war, or civil unrest. Yikes!
Dr Kim is interesting. He's just been interviewed yesterday again as well.
Look how tired Professor Kim is now.