At last Friday’s press conference, the Dutch PM asked his citizens: “What more can I do??” His pathetic remark triggered me to prepare a response. I’ve little to no confidence that it will change anything. I do hope that my response will embolden my readers into thinking: “Yesssss, I’m not alone in my view”.
Please find below my alternative plan for a Covid-19 approach – or any other viral approach for that matter.
My view is rooted in a large area of interconnected fields:
– astrobiology (eg, unknown ageing and origin of viruses),
– austerity (eg, closing “inefficient” hospitals for 2 decades),
– biology (eg, viruses are an incubator of evolution, our body’s natural immune defence system),
– demographics (eg, less young people, more old people),
– economics (eg, poverty, unemployment),
– education (eg, children falling behind due to school lockdowns)
– healthcare (eg, insufficient healthcare capacity),
– philosophy (eg, right do die),
– psychology (eg, mental health),
– risk management (eg, risk appetite),
– viruses (eg, mission, goals, strategy, tactics and operations of viruses, coincidental collateral damage).
and so on and so forth.
My view is not rooted in virology for a simple reason: virologists do not bring solutions. In my view, virologists have made matters worse (eg, focusing on the c.5% symptomatic rather than on the c.95% asymptomatic virus carriers, prevention causes a longer duration of viral contaminations).
I long for a return to common sense (my blogs on pragmatism vs ideology) from a world gone mad.
Mad World (1982) by Tears for Fears – a 2001 cover by Gary Jules for OST Donnie Darko
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2, Wiki-3
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces;
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere;
The tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression;
Hide my head, I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow;
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had;
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