Happy Chinese New Year! And to celebrate, we have some coronavirus. No, not Corona beer, coronavirus; a deadly virus that has already sickened and killed multiple people, worldwide.
Officials in China are racing to contain a deadly new strain of virus that has infected more than 1,000 people and left more than three dozen dead. Chinese officials haveof Wuhan, where the outbreak of the “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV” originated. At least 12 nearby cities were facing similar lockdowns on Friday, the day before China’s Lunar New Year is celebrated.
As of Friday, two cases have been confirmed in the United States. U.S. health officials second case was confirmed Friday in a woman in her 60s in Chicago, who had also recently traveled from Wuhan. Health officials said she was “doing well.”on Tuesday, involving a man in his 30s who had recently traveled from Wuhan, China, to Seattle. The
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that more than 60 people in 22 states are being monitored for possible infection.
Also Starbucks shut shops and suspended delivery in China’s Hubei province for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Uh oh! Someone had better find a ‘cure’ for this coronavirus before it puts a damper on CAPITALISM. Starbucks is losing money by not being able to sell coffee. This is monstrous! Not to mention that the stock market has been having fits since news of the coronavirus emerged. To hell with the death toll and the potential for the death toll to rise from the coronavirus, CAPITALISM must continue grinding at all cost for how else are billionaires to remain billionaires and fake ass Wall Street continue to trade fake money while the rest of us live hand to mouth?
And how many more cases will be confirmed since this virus seems to have an incubation period? How many people are infected and will soon find themselves, quarantined because they were on a flight with someone who was infected with the coronavirus? And why has this virus suddenly occurred right at the start of the Chinese New Year when millions would be traveling? So many questions, but are there any answers that are believable?
Here we are still in the first month of 2020 and already Trump has almost started a war with Iran, two bounties have been placed on Trump’s head, Trump has announced that he is cutting Social Security and Medicare, a commercial plane was struck by a missile, killing all onboard, a convoluted impeachment circus is ongoing and now we have the coronavirus. SIGH! Something told me that this would be the year of our discontent and the year hasn’t even gotten off to a good start. And let us not forget the Australian bush fires that have killed about a billion animals and three American firefighters who were sent to Australia to help put out the bush fires.
Meanwhile, I am perusing the latest Chinese menu to get shoved in my mailbox. Let me see. Should I order the Peking Duck or the steamed dumplings stuffed with pork, shrimp tempura, dragon and phoenix soup, beef mongolian style or the combination seafood volcano mixed with a heaping helping of newly arrived coronavirus straight from ground zero; Wuhan, China.
It has been stated that an open air meat market in Wuhan, China that sold seafood and live animals is the culprit of the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan is the capital of the Hubei province with a population of over eleven million people and from what I gather, one can purchase bats to eat as well as snake, dog and just about anything that moves and literally, your purchase is still moving when you get it to go. So I guess it is no wonder that SARS and now the coronavirus comes to us fresh out of China. And of course the SARS article states that SARS wiped $40 billion off world markets and so what will coronavirus do? As I stated previously, ever the concern for the rich losing a dime, but the poor getting sick? Who cares? Certainly not our lunatic president since he is actually proposing cuts to those who are already disabled. One thing I do know about billionaires, they didn’t become billionaires, even fake billionaires like Trump, by being empathetic and full of good will and concern for their ‘fellow’ man hence why the focus will be on how to contain the coronavirus for the good of world markets. As for containing this virus for the good of the common people? If we get sick, hey! That’s one less poor schmuck that needs a support system and so dig the hole already.
Folks, whether or not you believe that this latest virus to come down the pike will amount to much or not, know this, if you don’t care about those who are going to be impacted by this virus, the next one to come down the pike may be the one to take you out and with leaders like Trump, his policies WILL get around to affecting you in a most negative and lasting manner. Rich white men will never give a damn for those who are not of their circle and they show you this every single day in every single way including taking away funding from those who are already too sick to work and who most likely already have a weakened immune system that would cave if overwhelmed with the coronavirus. “But, who cares, right?”
And for those of you who plan on traveling to the Superbowl, be sure to wear your masks and I wouldn’t order any Chinese takeout if I were you, it may have more in it then what you ordered. One sneeze on your Chinese carryout container, and to the hospital you go!
“Coronavirus, order up!”