A couple of technocrats claimed that the entire world needed to go under the equivalent of house arrest, despite the fact that only those over the age of 60 and with chronic health conditions were at greater risk of Coronavirus/COVID-19 infection complications. Never before in human history has the entire world been locked down and … Continue reading What Happened To The Moral Authority Of The 1 Percent Mandating A Lock Down Of An Entire Healthy Population?
Note the reaction of Macau’s GDP during the Financial Crisis (falling as much as 10% year-over-year), during the Crackdown Crisis in 2015 (falling as much as 25% year-over-year), and then during the pandemic, when it collapsed as its one major industry – gambling – and all related activities were essentially shut down. There are other … Continue reading Collapse in Gambling Totally Crushes Macau’s Overall Economy | Wolf Street
I’ve noticed two trends: most Friends are feeling anxious and stressed. We’re experiencing a collective, global trauma, made particularly difficult by its prolonged nature, the total uncertainty that lies before us, and forced changes in our lives. Some are dealing with very stressful work situations, others with looming financial disaster. And we’re responding with recognizable … Continue reading Spiritual Practices for the Pandemic – Mathilda Navias
To counterpunch zombie neoliberalism, those believing another world is possible dream of a social-democratic revival; wealth redistribution; or at least neoliberalism with a human faceIn his latest book, La Desaparicion de los Rituales, Byung-Chul Han shows how total communication, especially in a time of pandemic, now coincides with total vigilance: “Domination impersonates freedom. Big Data generates … Continue reading Our Grim Future: Restored Neoliberalism or Hybrid Neofascism? — Strategic Culture
Coronavirus is making visible what has been hidden and kept secret for generations. Neoliberalism and neoconservatism have wreaked havoc both at home and abroad, due to selling out to huge corporations on both ends of the political spectrum, racism, militarism, plus rigging elections. What has been lost? Every time there is an emergency, huge corporations … Continue reading The Coronavirus Is Making Visible What Has Been Kept Hidden For Many Generations
Recent scientific papers have highlighted the role vitamin D may be playing in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in severe cases. Considering researchers have also shown that SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly inactivated by sunlight,1 areas that are banning people from parks and beaches, are undoubtedly committing a grave error. In fact, it has been nearly impossible to document outdoor … Continue reading Are Stay-at-Home Orders Decimating Vitamin D Levels? Stay at Home Order Is a Miserably Failed Experiment – Dr Mercola
In a world that frequently experiences large-scale disasters like extreme storms, mass violence, and economic downturns, dealing with collective trauma is not an unfamiliar challenge. But in the case of coronavirus, that trauma can’t be separated from social isolation. Already, a third of Americans reported experiencing high levels of psychological distress during this pandemic, including … Continue reading How Our Behavior Will Change After the Pandemic – CityLab
Henderson, et al in “Public Health and Medical Responses to the 1957–58 Influenza Pandemic, “Humans under 65 possessed no immunity to this H2N2 strain.”1 This meant that the “highest attack rates were in school-age children through young adults up to 35 or 40 years of age.” Total deaths due to the flu over this period … Continue reading FEAR FACTOR: Why Didn’t The 1958 & 1918 Pandemics Destroy The Economy? Hint: It’s The Lockdowns…