I hate to preach insurrection but this lock down is ridiculous. What is Insurrection? It is an uprising against an authority or government. It is rebellion, revolt, uprising, mutiny, revolution, insurgence, insurgency, rising, rioting, riot, sedition; civil disobedience, civil disorder, unrest, anarchy, coup; French coup d’état.
Here are the facts: ‘Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. But, he clarifies emphatically, this does not mean that all will have severe illnesses. “It’s likely that many will have mild disease, or may be asymptomatic,” he said. As with influenza, which is often life-threatening to people with chronic health conditions and of older age, most cases pass without medical care. (Overall, about 14 percent of people with influenza have no symptoms.)
Lipsitch is far from alone in his belief that this virus will continue to spread widely. The emerging consensus among epidemiologists is that the most likely outcome of this outbreak is a new seasonal disease—a fifth “endemic” coronavirus. With the other four, people are not known to develop long-lasting immunity. If this one follows suit, and if the disease continues to be as severe as it is now, “cold and flu season” could become “cold and flu and COVID-19 season.”
That is because containment came too little and too late and attempting containment at this point is not only ridiculous but is harmful . at this point is ridiculous. The cat is out of the bag.” Letting the cat out of the bag or out of the box is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Wikipedia
“Containment is the first step in responding to any outbreak. In the case of COVID-19, the possibility (however implausible) of preventing a pandemic seemed to play out in a matter of days. Starting in January, China began cordoning off progressively larger areas, radiating outward from the city of Wuhan and eventually encapsulating some 100 million people. People were barred from leaving home, and lectured by drones if they were caught outside. Nonetheless, the virus has now been found in 24 countries.”
So this lock down is doing nothing whatsoever except ruining the economy. People in California think it is all going to be over on April 7, 2020. No, it is NOT.
What is the solution because there is no political leadership and those in power are afraid to look at the truth and then communicate it in an effective manner. But here it is: If everyone just said: this is ridiculous I am not staying home, I am opening my business – there is nothing that any government could do. You cannot put everyone in jail, you cannot fine everyone. Sensible heads and minds are not prevailing. Governments of all sorts are trying to look good by having strict regulations but it is not doing anything but delaying the process.
Here is a brief look at other countries and what they are doing.
“In the last five days the number of Israelis (including Israeli settlers in the Occupied Territories) confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 has nearly tripled from 417 to 1,238, with one reported fatality so far. Despite the ballooning numbers, the Israeli Ministry of Health is still urging (rather than mandating) Israelis to remain at home. Israel is reportedly testing around 2,000 individuals a day. However, of the 100,000 COVID-19 test kits brought into Israel, just 400 were provided to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and another 200 to the Gaza Strip.”
Leaders are using this crisis for their own advantage in power plays.
“The Netanyahu government appears to be exploiting the crisis to further consolidate its grip on power. Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial, which was scheduled to open on March 17, has now been postponed until at least May. With the number of cases in Israel soaring, the Israeli government has approved giving the Shin Bet the authority to track the cell phones of those infected with the virus. Moreover, on March 19, Yuli Edelstein, chairman of the Knesset and a Netanyahu loyalist, suspended the Israeli Parliament — a move widely criticized as unconstitutional at best and a “coup” at worst”
Then there is Turkey. .
“Turkey’s death toll due to coronavirus has risen to 30, up from 9 a few days ago. Turkish Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca has announced that the number of confirmed cases has reached nearly a thousand, almost doubling every day since Sunday. Koca argues that the government is taking the necessary measures in a very transparent way, but the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) disagrees. The TTB says that the government has to release information on the confirmed cases, such as which cities have been hit the hardest and the names of cities and centers that are conducting the tests. According to the doctors at the TTB, in order to see where Turkey stands in the fight against coronavirus, the number of tests should be increased. Turkey has only carried out around 10,000 tests and tens of thousands more have to be conducted to determine whether Turkey is pursuing an effective strategy to curb the spread of the virus.”
But the President of Turkey does not have his toga in a knot. Where and how do I come up with these idioms? I have no idea. What it does mean: “The general meaning appears to be about telling people to not get excited or upset by something. It is common when some people are in conflict, for instance, to try to ‘shush’ the other person – to stop them from expressing their emotions or otherwise reacting to the situation.”
“But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is optimistic. He said that the pandemic could provide an opportunity for Turkish manufacturers as production shifts away from China. In his first major address about the outbreak of the coronavirus, he struck a calm tone, focusing on the nation’s economy rather than addressing medical and social measures to curb the spread of the virus. He introduced an economic stimulus package and suspended tax, social security, and credit payments. “
But here is the question – why is it up to me to bring forth the truth and suggest insurrection. I guess because I am smart, I am logical, I am scientific, I am brave and I tell the truth. But I am done. I do not have the time nor the energy to lead civil disobedience. I spoke out using this blog – that is all I can do. I am now getting on with my life which now consists of finishing the book on Uncle Dave Dryburgh and learning more about the Islamic faith.