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War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AGAIN

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Proof has been found that Covid-19 was in the United States by mid December last year. A case has been found in France in the same time frame. A month or more before the first cases started showing up on the radar in the West Coast and Europe. What does this mean? Well, it means Covid-19 escaped from Wuhan weeks before anyone knew it existed. In fact it could even mean Covid-19 didn’t even originate in Wuhan or even China, maybe Wuhan is just the place where it first had a few superspreader events and the rest is history. It means our one year anniversary of when the world ended is upon us. What a year it’s been.

It also means that humanity needs to really strengthen its global cooperation and defences for spotting things like Covid-19 early and nipping them in the bud. Not sure it will happen. Bush and Obama got a good start at setting such up, Trump dismantled and rejected them. Even if Biden wants to re-engage with the world (on multiple fronts that Trump abandoned really) the world may be cautious about getting the US involved again. Especially since there’s every reason to believe the GOP will play the spoiler trying to prevent Biden from accomplishing anything. Then Trump gets reelected in 2024. Could happen.

Not only was Trump unable to lead a global fight against Covid-19, he didn’t even lead a national fight against it. And he completely quit even pretending to do so a month or more ago. So that, and the incoming winter, Covid-19 loves indoor social gatherings, we’re hosed.  I mean, this bad boy gets invited to every party, how cool is that? Joking aside the virus in the US is so out of control now that many regions have given up contact tracing. Near 2500 deaths today. In the top ten days so far.

So gonna be the ugliest winter death event the US has ever seen. With horrifying collateral damage costs both economic and personal. Hard to imagine that not changing everything, especially since Covid-19 is a global event. The Trump show, whatever that amounts to, is just icing on the cake. Well, worse than that. Gasoline on the fire? Seven more weeks of Trump raging out of control while Covid-19 rages out of control. If I make ii until Biden’s inauguration, I may take a break from daily blogging.

Or not. It helps me organize my thoughts, engage with the world. Which is getting cold here in Northern Iowa. The lake froze, image above. Yesterday boats and waves, today, ice skating geese. Stay safe and sane everyone. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

Image: Clear Lake, Iowa. Credit and Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

Written by unitedcats

December 1, 2020 at 8:55 pm

Posted in 2020, Biden, Covid-19, Personal, Trump

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