Pandemic Etiquette (1 Quick Limerick #102)

 

While Herculean, might describe our task,
Corona-V Must be Slain! How you ask?
Let’s scrub hands with persistence!
Shun large crowds! Social distance!
Last but not least: Make Damned Sure To Don Mask!

 

Stay Safe… Stay Home… Stay Healthy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untold Millions ≠ 15 Cases

ADDENDUM: Due to circumstances beyond my control, since 10/20/2020, there have been activation issues re the above RealTime Counter. If this problem persists, you can access the latest RoyLab Stats by Clicking Here.

This post’s headline obviously debunks Donald J. Trump’s magical thinking… his unfounded (02/26/20) coronavirus claim…

“You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

As complete and accurate as this Real Time Counter strives to be, what it fails to report are the oceans of tears… of the patients, the medical professionals who are trying to save them, and last but not least, all who are mourning those, who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

BTW…  if you’ve been guessing that coronavirus will soon be done with us… guess again.

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart, [5] Wear protective face masks in public, [6] Avoid large crowds, [7] socially isolate at home, [8] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill / seek medical professionals’ help if necessary, [9] Know that you can be asymptomatic and still be spreading COVID-19 to others, and [10] Some epidemiologists now believe mere speaking can shed coronavirus; human airborne “droplets” remaining contagious for long periods of time. Ergo, it’s possible to contract COVID-19 even if you are the only one in the vicinity. Our best defense is to WEAR OUR MASKS every time we’re in public… watch video, below, for further details…

This post gets updated, regularly, to report the following data:

Worldwide COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Timeline:
(Military Time / Eastern U.S. Timezone readouts)

5,640,739 = 05/30/2020 06:07
7,000,000 = 06/07/2020 18:27
8,000,000 = 06/15/2020 13:23
9,000,000 = 06/22/2020 02:36
10,000,000 = 06/27/2020 17:50
11,000,000 = 07/03/2020 08:59
12,000,000 = 07/08/2020 17:10
13,000,000 = 07/13/2020 06:27
14,000,000 = 07/17/2020 14:13
15,000,000 = 07/21/2020 21:12 ¹
16,000,000 = 07/25/2020 17:17
17,000,000 = 07/29/2020 16:17
18,000,000 = 08/02/2020 08:05
19,000,000 = 08/06/2020 14:03 ²
20,000,000 = 08/10/2020 09:58

¹ 4,000,000 = 07/21/2020 15:50 (USA cases)
² 5,000,000 = 08/06/2020 14:29 (USA cases)

21,000,000 = 08/13/2020 18:17
22,000,000 = 08/17/2020 22:50
23,000,000 = 08/21/2020 20:11
24,000,000 = 08/25/2020 19:34
25,000,000 = 08/29/2020 14:02
26,000,000 = 09/02/2020 11:44
27,000,000 = 09/05/2020 18:44
28,000,000 = 09/09/2020 21:35
29,000,000 = 09/13/2020 14:56
30,000,000 = 09/16/2020 21:42

+6,000,000 = 08/27/2020 04:07 (USA cases)

31,000,000 = 09/20/2020 09:39 ¹
32,000,000 = 09/23/2020 18:49
33,000,000 = 09/26/2020 20:26
34,000,000 = 09/30/2020 13:19
35,000,000 = 10/03/2020 23:09
36,000,000 = 10/07/2020 04:37
37,000,000 = 10/09/2020 18:42
38,000,000 = 10/13/2020 05:46 ²
39,000,000 = 10/15/2020 15:55
40,000,000 = 10/18/2020 10:51

¹ 7,000,000 = 09/20/2020 19:39 (USA cases)
² 8,000,000 =
10/13/2020 05:46 (USA cases)

41,000,000 = 10/21/2020 04:30
42,000,000 = 10/23/2020 08:32
43,000,000 = 10/25/2020 12:00
44,000,000 = 10/27/2020 15:58 ¹
45,000,000 = 10/29/2020 15:59
46,000,000 = 10/31/2020 15:08
47,000,000 = 11/02/2020 14:41
48,000,000 = 11/04/2020 16:09
49,000,000 = 11/06/2020 10:02
50,000,000 = 11/07/2020 20:47

¹ 9,000,000 = 10/27/2020 15:58 (USA cases)
10,000,000 = 11/06/2020 21:58 (USA cases)

100,000,000
150,000,000
200,000,000
250,000,000

Additional COVID-19 Commentary…

On 06/27/2020, we learned that in a mere ½ year, ½ million members
of our human family have perished, needlessly so, considering the folly
of world “leaders” who, too oft, opt to dishonor Time-Honored Science!

For the Save Humanhood Greater Good (Vid of the Day)

Deva Dalporto has repurposed Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline melody… retitled it Self Quarantine. Together, with her co-star family, they dramatize, choreograph and sing her new, pandemic-related lyrics as a means to showcase their for-the-greater-good / save humanhood message.

On the emotional level… we can identify with isolation’s frustrations.

On the intellectual level… we recognize that, sans a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, our one and only surefire protection is to remain in quarantine.

The reckless alternative… to reenter our corona-contaminated world too soon, will require an even lengthier sequestration.

Our acceptance of/adherence to this list of science-based, truths/best practices can and will “flatten the curve”…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart [5] Wear protective face masks in public [6] Avoid large crowds / Socially isolate at home [7] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill and [8] Understand that even though you may feel fine, you can still be infected and spreading this disease to others!!!

Follow or Flout. Only the childish will choose the latter.

 

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

Those Who “Get It” Won’t Get It / Won’t Spread It

This clip’s title is just a tad too specific. Students are not the only ones in need of YouTuber TIKIBOOM1’s spot on tutorial, where he virtually makes the invisible visible. Indeed, there are plenty of governors and a certain, science denier “world leader” who “think” too conservatively. As such, at present, they’re oblivious to just how easily Novel Coronavirus gets spread from person to inanimate objects to person… from person to person… even from person to pet to person. Worse yet, the infected, who are asymptomatic, only mildly ill and even “fully” recovered are spreading this deadly contagion at an alarming rate… hence our still raging pandemic.

So far (since 03/21/2020), TIKIBOOM1’s video has tallied only 332,792 views and I must say… if you’ll excuse the wordplay…

This is one video that really, Really, REALLY needs to go VIRAL.

Spread the word… not Novel Coronavirus!

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

 

Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart [5] Wear protective face masks in public [6] Avoid large crowds / Socially isolate at home [7] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill and [8] Understand that even though you may feel fine, you can still be infected and spreading this disease to others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!!!

The mere thought of the above clip’s negative content, makes me sorry to say that I hail from Michigan.

I’m appalled by the spectacle of enraged, marauding, armed to the teeth, mostly unmasked and non-socially distancing, boneheaded Michiganders [1] ]pissing away gasoline to tool off to Lansing, [2] storming the state capitol building, and [3] throwing their gun-toting Trumpian temper tantrum… all for the express purpose of [4] intimidating Governor Gretchen Whitmer, [5] gutting her efficacious, science-centric, pandemic management stratagem, and [6] deep-sixing her valiant efforts to halt the pitiless coronavirus, dead in its tracks.

Every dissident, who demonstrates while blatantly defying basic, pandemic safety protocols can only spread this disease when he goes back home, thereby making each of them a threat to society.

Hell, let’s cut to the chase. When (not if) even one of these gun-toting malcontents sickens other folks to death, he’d be just as guilty of homicide as if he had whipped out his firearm, pulled the trigger and fatally shot them.

Granted, Whitmer’s Rx is a bitter pill for them… for that matter… for all of us to swallow… i.e., considering the undesirable socioeconomic / psychological side effects… BUT… reasonable, patient grown-ups can readily accept the medical / biological trade-off… appreciate the beneficial payoff.

As for that irrational immature, recalcitrant ilk? Alas… were the Guv to cave into their pressure… i.e., prematurely grant them the so-called freedom they’ve been demanding, such liberation would only be fleeting… i.e., once the second deadly wave of Trumpian Flu (COVID-19) necessitated yet another lengthy round of social isolating.

Let’s not mince words. The Lansing protest movement’s mindless dissidents might as well be giving coronavirus a standing ovation compete with the rambunctious yells of “Encore! Encore! Encore!”

Via the written word, let’s now unmask these protesters… i.e., call them out as the four-year-olds they are. How else can we categorize alleged grown-ups, who flat-out refuse to take their medicine?

Hmm, I haven’t been witness to such childish stupidity since I WAS an actual four-year-old.

And that, right on cue, segues us into this all too real, related short story…

The bad news: At the age of four, Dr. S (my pediatrician) diagnosed my illness as tonsillitis.

The good news: In lieu of surgery, he prescribed penicillin.

The bad news: Loathing that liquid’s unpleasant medicinal taste, I refused to take my medicine, which left my father no other alternative than to haul me off to the doctor’s office for an injection.

More bad news: As is true with most kids, my reaction to the pain of the syringe’s needle was my high decibel crying (which likely scared the crap out of all the other kiddies in the waiting room).

Since I’m sure the doctor had gotten no joy out of making a youngster cry, it’s safe to say that he had not turned a deaf ear either to me or the justifiable exam room complaints my dad had registered re his son’s unreasonable attitude. And my bad attitude did weigh heavily in the decision Dr. S. would soon be making.

When even my painful office visit still hadn’t prodded me to take this antibiotic by the teaspoon full, my infection worsened… leaving him no other option but to recommend a tonsillectomy.

The Best of All News: That early life lesson taught me that disease… be it tonsillitis or COVID-19… we must follow doctor’s orders. In other words… the phrase that pays is…

TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!!!

 

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart [5] Wear protective face masks in public [6] Avoid large crowds / Socially isolate at home [7] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill and [8] Understand that even though you may feel fine, you can still be infected and spreading this disease to others!

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Death Tolls: Coronavirus’ > Vietnam War’s

As of my 04/28/2020, 18:09EDT posting time, the following, sobering COVID-19 stats serve as a grim reminder of just how astoundingly efficient a killer the coronavirus actually is… as well as provide a wake up call to anyone who has yet to take this ongoing threat seriously enough.

• 214,000 in four months = the Worldwide COVID-19 Death Toll.
• America has exceeded the 1 million mark of diagnosed cases.

• 58,412 in two months = the stateside COVID-19 Death Toll.
• 58,220 in two decades = the USA’s Vietnam War Death Toll.

To give credit where it is due, humankind got in this mess due to world-wide, wishy-washy, weak-kneed, brain-dead leadership… especially that found stateside. Seeing how they’ve yet to learn from their errors, these stats will be on the rise.

 

Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!

We can avoid COVID-19 infection by following our learned medical community’s best advice (and by also following #5’s link to a short, surprisingly EZ to grasp, life saving tutorial)…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart [5] Wear protective face masks in public [6] Avoid large crowds / Socially isolate at home [7] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill and [8] Understand that even though you may feel fine, you can still be infected and spreading this disease to others!