It’s The Culture, Stupid! How we got the Wuhan Coronavirus

With Novel Coronavirus spreading like wildfire everywhere in the world now, perhaps you are wondering how it all started, where this virus came from in the first place.  You might wish to know how it was that, last fall in China, someone in the medical establishment there noticed some cases of a particularly nasty pneumonia …

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…Only Tradeoffs…Healthcare workers spread death..Updated to add link to article

Yes, that's exactly what has happened here in the "Hot Zone" of the Seattle area.  The epicenter of the novel coronavirus epidemic in the US is a long-term-care facility in Kirkland, Washington, with the ironic-seeming name of Life Care Center of Kirkland.  It is thought that a patient had a family visitor early this year …

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A sample of RushBabe’s Email for this week-Coronavirus Edition

The past week has been pretty volatile for everyone, around the world.  Whole countries "locked down", stock-market swings like never before (2,000 points in one day on the Dow!), panic-buying leading to empty store shelves, restaurants and other public venues closing, and a death-count rising almost everywhere.  I live right smack in the middle of …

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This is getting ridiculous! “Gender-neutral language” [Updated 3-5-20]

King County, which is made up of mostly Seattle, the Bluest of the Blue in Blue Washington State, has issued instructions for residents to be safe from the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus.  The County recommends that the following groups stay home and avoid crowds for the next three weeks.  This is copied verbatim from the recommendations * …

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