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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Dutch PM: “What more can I do??”

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;

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by unless stated otherwise.


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