I am sure you have all heard it, you may even be thinking the same thing. That this isn’t that bad the flu has killed more people. Well they don’t shut down countries for the flu they don’t quarantine cities for the flu, they don’t wear full hazmat suits for the flu.
There are a lot of people who are not one bit worried about this. Well, I for one am very very concerned about it. As I have mentioned before I have been following this from the very beginning. I do think more people are starting to wake up.
I read this over at End of American the Dream He has a very good article on it if you have time go read it.
A lot of people have been comparing COVID-19 to the flu, but that is not true at all.
This is an extremely insidious virus. Once it gets into the lungs, it starts killing cells as it moves along. And once enough cells are killed off, it becomes increasingly difficult to breathe…
It does this by attaching to and reproducing in tissue inside the lungs, where it kills cells in the process of spreading.
As the cells are killed they drop off the lungs’ linings and build up in clumps inside the organs, making it hard to breathe and triggering further infections.
The virus can also send the immune system into overdrive as it tries to fight off infection, triggering swelling which can lead to more breathing difficulties.
As you can see it is completely different something I really don’t want to get.
I know there are a lot of mainstream doctors saying this is no big deal I really wish they would educate themselves. They are putting a lot of people at unnecessary risk including a whole lot of first responders and medical staff (and their families). On the other hand though, there are a lot of other doctors trying to sound the alarm. This comes from the same article.
During his appearance on CNBC, Dr. McCarthy explained that he literally has had to “plead to test people”…
“I’m here to tell you, right now, at one of the busiest hospitals in the country, I don’t have it at my fingertips,” he said. “I still have to make my case, plead to test people. This is not good. We know that there are 88 cases in the United States. There are going to be hundreds by the middle of the week. There’s going to be thousands by next week. And this is a testing issue.”
This is very concerning if one of the largest hospitals in the country can’t get the test that they need.
This comes from The Economic Collapse Blog
On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stunned many people when he told NBC News that COVID-19 has likely reached “pandemic proportions”…
News of the additional deaths came after Dr Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC News on Monday that the disease had likely reached ‘pandemic proportions’ as 100 cases were confirmed across the U.S.
‘We’re dealing with an evolving situation. We’re dealing with clearly an emerging infectious disease that has now reached outbreak proportions and likely pandemic proportions,’ Dr Fauci said. ‘If you look at multiple definitions of what a pandemic is… multiple sustained transmissions of of a highly infectious agent in multiple regions of the globe.’
Dr. Fauci is definitely not an alarmist, and for him to use the word “pandemic” is a major red flag.
Researchers have said that the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected. I have also read that it doesn’t affect children nearly as bad (thank goodness) but that they could be silent carriers.
So to increase your chances of staying healthy, avoid crowded settings if possible. Especially if you are over 60, or have other chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
I know I am going to try and avoid any crowds and try to avoid going to town. And if I have to go I will be very diligent about washing, using hand sanitizer and if it starts to get close to my area I will be wearing a mask and possible goggles when I go out. Guess it is a good time to practice my “What if I lived somewhere where I couldn’t go to the store every week”
What or are you planning to do?