The way the news about Corona entered the media and the fact that it is such a mass phenomena have had some influence on syntax and morphology,
so a new term – infodemic – has come into use in a large number of languages in the world.
Resembling the words information, infection and pandemic, it points out similarities in spreading the news and spreading viruses and epidemic.
Infodema describes the way a large number of unverified news spread due to mass access to informal and alternative media, usually
the Internet. In this particular case, the news were about pandemic.
Unfortunately, infodemia is also a synonim to spreading of false news about the pandemic.
WHO official site for coronavius (Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic)
RT (Russia todey)
a slice of local well-known public media, that you know only if you are from Banja Luka or around the region
Lao Tse, The Art of War
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, Media as Human Extensions
Internet and social networks
my personal opinion
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A bit about technique and subjectivity
Statistics is the main technique used in data processing and data classifying – or in so called data mining. Data mining can be either a
serious business (in marketing, corporation menagament, by CIA, FBI, FSB...) or an individual hobby (in case of people like me).
For browsing the Internet I used mainly the Google search engine. And I took a piece of news as valid when announced and confirmed by the two sources which do not seem to be directly connected – the CNN and the RT.
I tried to take into account only what I thought to be proven true, but of course, everyone can decide about it for themselves.
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And click on an add or two, please, for this is what keeps this site alive – there is no other financial support for it, only my sheer enthusiasm (and a bit of narcisism, to be objective).
Although the author holds the view that objectivity is only well disguised subjectivity.
And hopes that there will be no need to cite Alan Ford's Jeremiah: 'Everything hurts me. And other things as well.'
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Do we know anything about corona virus?
In the very beginning, corona virus covid-19 was an end-news report. With time it kept moving towards the beginning and finally it became the
very news itself. In the beginning, rare were those who were interested in finding out more about this plague that was threatened from
But as the virus kept taking its toll in the hundreds and thousands of deaths closer and closer to our regions, we were becoming more and
more familiar with it.
Some people are able to list their complete pedigree by heart - order (Nidovirales), family (Coronaviridae) and subfamily (Orthocoronavirinae).
I am not.
Here's what the corona virus and the disease says on its official site:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
I guess because for now he can't say much without speculation.
And confusing: What It Should Mean Stay informed. I suppose it is a phrase with the default meaning that new information will be displayed as soon as it is available.
Nothing is implied with the virus corona, so this should be said more precisely.
For me, the only novelty and useful information is cough in the elbow.
In the very beginning, corona virus covid-19 was an end-news report. With time it kept moving towards the beginning and finally has become the
very news itself. In the beginning, rare were those who were interested in finding out more about this plague that suposedly threatened from the
What did you first remember about the corona virus?
But as the virus kept taking its toll in hundreds and thousands of death closer and closer to our regions, we have been becoming more and more
familiar with it.
Some people are able to list its complete pedigree by heart – order (Nidovirales), family (Coronaviridae)
and subfamily (Orthocoronavirinae).
I am not.
The only facts that have drawn my attention was that it originates from the virus order that attacks mostly animals, that it has mutated
over the last several years and grown to attack people as well and that it cannot resist high temperatures – actually not even warm temperatures
like 17 ◦C. And about the origins of its name could I conclude for myself the very first time when I saw an image of it – a shape resembling
the Sun's corona.
Each talk about this virus ends up with the conclusion that experts still do not know much detail about it, it being new and not analised enough.
That any further details will be revealed only when more research is done by the scientists.
By beginning of March, we could hear
all the time that one of the few things we do know about this virus is that it cannot resist
high temperatures and UV rays.
So washing our hands in warm water kept being recomended as a simple but very effective desinfector. We kept being told that the virus is irresistant to high temperatures and to UV rays.
Is Summer Going to Solve the Problem?
And then, on 18 March 2020, Australia proclaimed the state of emergency.
On a high summer day, that measured over 35 ͦC in most parts of Australia.
Situation in Australia is not alarming yet, comparing to the situation other countries, with its 5919 infected, 48 dead and 2547 recovered
by the date of 7 April, 2020. But what is alarming is the fact that the virus appears not to pay heed to the Australian summer.
This fact took away our hopes that it will go away by itself and kindly rid us the threat of his existence.
Corona virus is ignored to Australian summer, high temperatures and UV rays
Now we are again looking forward to summer only because of cherries, strawberries and sitting in our balkonies shortsleeved.
Secretly hoping that the virus went to Australia by mistake, not knowing that it was summer in the southern hemisphere.
Still, keep washing your hands – there are many other illnesses arising from dirty hands.
But now we can raise many questions about the Covid-19 concerning its (ir)resistance to high temperatures.
Do we know anything about it at all?
Is it a mutation within the same family, is it a natural new virus or a sintheticaly created virus? Would our knowledge about its origin provide us with anything useful against it?
Theese questions lead into an ethical dilemma.
Whence the need of experts to talk without valid arguments?
It is all too natural for journalist to ask the questions.
The public wants to be informed. Well, WHO says Stay informed.
I assume that wrong answers were at first caused by scientific vanity. A reputable expert thought it reasonable to assume that
some general characteristics of viruses should be attached to this one too. Others automatically followed in his steps.
If there was any point, it would be realtively easy to track down the zero cluster of this assumtion.
My private opinion is that it is all a result of a wrong induction (or wrong generalisation) process. Programmers know that a thorough browsing of all possibilities (bruto force) is always the best, ideal aproach and that it never fails in giving a result if only it exists. But being very time-consuming, it is a very rarely used method. The more practical method is making an algorythm that limits browsing down to a sufficient number of speciments. Well, the number of speciments was obviously insufficient in this case (only 18).
And vanity aditionally assisted in reaching the wrong conclusions.
If I didn't believe that this is what happened, I woud have to accept the conspiracy theory of a deliberate mass deception.
As someone who has analysed hundreds cases of deception (and was a victim to at least a couple of tens) I can state that no deception
can succeed if a big number of people are involved in it.
And in this case, it was everyone who claimed that high temperature and UV rays can destroy the virus: local infectologists, heads of microbiology departments, the WHO officials.
So it cannot be deception, but the lack of information.
And anyway, how can the virus know wether we have washed our hands or not?
For one of the most repeated piece of advice was exactly that: to wash our hands before and after meals.
Very prominent (or allegedly prominent) advicors keep repeating from the equally prominent TV channels that washing our hands before after every meal shall prevent us from catching the corona virus.
Mind you, I have no doubts that hands should be washed both before and after meals.
What I do not understand is how the virus that we know nothing reliable of knows wether we have done it or not.
I do understand that water, cold or hot, washes out viruses.
We wash our hands before meal and destroy all the viruses.
Then we eat our meal and do not wash them. And in a fathomless way viruses find it out, come back to life and boom...
Well, it's maybe a reflex with infectologists – to say 'wash your hands before and after meals' whenever they want to say 'wash your hands'.
But people who catch this disease are not in the moods for joking.
And neither do they need useless advice.
American Imperialism Is to Blame
Americans used the occasion when they performed the military exercises in Wuhan and sent a special US commandos team to unleash the Corona virus - the virus previously grown in super-secret military laboratories. Analysis similar to the 'Chinese scenario' makes this theory unconvincing. America is the country whose reputation has been mostly damaged due to the Corona virus. They were totally unprepared for this challenge. Judging by the situation there, the USA is an example of a country that is not ready to face challenges of a pandemic. Which would not be the case if they had created and unleash it in a highly controlled action. And elections are near.
The theory that this crisis has been created by the deep America and the Trump's oposition is even less convincing. The military-industrial complex are Trump's almost undivided supporters. And such a largerly scaled secret operation so much damaging for Trump and his administration would be impossible to carry out without the knowledge of the US military intelligence. And if there existed some disowned power centres who would carry it out, then we could not asign such an operation to the US state and its legal institutions.
Theories about a hybrid biological war on China and its growing economy are simply out-dated, because the Covid hit at its strongest when it went out of the Chinese borders.
Coronavirus Covid-19 ismilitarily meaningless and benign,,
because it is life-threatening for the older population, while the younger able-bodied men (and women)
as a military conscript he only briefly leaves the army machine.
Therefore, it cannot be considered an effective biological weapon.
The US military doctrine is based on minimizing its own casualties and to take advantage of the technological advantages that American military
has over others.
Covid-19 cannot be controlled in goal gaining military supremacy both strategically and tactically.
All in all, the most authentic conspiracy theory would be that Covid 19 was
created by the alians in order to destroy human population so that they can easily conquer the Earth.
Is there need for me to prove this theory, or for your to disaprove it?
Overpopulation: Pandemic - solution or a short break?
Quite an unconvincing (and many would say stupid) theory about the Corona virus is that it c+solves the problem of overpopulation of the Earth. Beacuse the cathegory worst hit by it are elderly people, who make about 90% of victims.
Even if this part of human population was completely swiped out, the Earth would again become overpopulated in only about ten years.
According to statistics (and not their claims) people older than 65 are totally incapable of procreation. Their biological clock is completely in infertility zone, so for the rest of their lives they can have no significant influence on the number of newborns in the world.
Rise in mortality would disrupt balance in natural population increase. According to a report by the WHO, average human life expectance has increased from the age of 66,5 to the age of 72 within the period between the year 2000 and 2016. Another report by the WHO gives figures for average life expectance as 78,9 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 76,3 in China, 72,4 in Russia, 78,7 in the USA, 80,9 in Germany and 81,2 – the biggest - in Japan. In the XXI century, average life expectance has increased by 5,5 years over a period of only 15 years and it kept showing lineary progressive growth. It has been estimated that Corona virus will stop this growth. The aging process can normaly be presented by a natural exponential curve that is now disrupted, but we can expect it to go back to normal within the following three or four years.
It has been estimated that the average life expectance in China will now decrease by 2,3 years within the next five years. And due to the epidemic, we can expect rise in percentage of the young within the world's population and cease in aging of human populaton.
But all this virus will do is to cause a break of about ten years long. Mathematically (and I emphasise: only mathematically) speaking, Belarus president Lukashenko was right when he said that an unsuccessful harvest would cause more damage than this pandemic. The British prime minister shared this opinion, but I'm not sure if he still does, given his present situation.
So, to conclude: To try and stop the rise in average life expectance by increase in elderly population mortality by creating a crisis has not proven a good idea. Because the present stagnation is equal to local minimum and will soon be replaced by a growth function. In ten years time will it again suddenly rise and proceed growing with the same trend as in the moment when it was interrupted. And in 10 years time, with or without the elderly population - there will be 8 billions of us – or even more, for what are people to do in these times of isolation.
However, this analysis has three big 'if'.
The first is the assumption that within the next 20 years people with accuire natural immunity to Corona virus. And it is very probable, but not apsolutely – given how little we know of it. An event is considered probable if it will definitelly happen, but its probability must be confirmed in practice by an experiment. This model is new to us, so it can be experimentally confirmed only in time, later in future.
The second assumption is that the virus will not mutate.
The third is that we do not know how the virus will interact with the plagues and disesases that already exist.
And the fourth 'if' is that fear of Lukashenko's that if the pandemic takes to long, it might result in famine. And that would endanger population of all ages and not only the elderly – and not by the pandemic itself, but by its consequences.
As you can see, three 'ifs' have just generated the fourth one, when we merely just scratch the surface.
So, the problem of overpopulation can not be solved by Corona virus - not by this one, at least, that only endangers 2% of the world's population, killing about 90% of infected patients older that 65.
When exposed to these numbers, most people (including me) cannot get a realistic picture in accordance with this data, so most of us either take them as horrible or as negligible. Psychology recognises it as a problem of wrong visualisation and misreading of nonlinear quantities. (Here we deal with exponential quantities.)
I am in possession of enough mathematical knowledge to be able to get to some realistic figures and present them in an Excell chart, but being also lazy, I am content with the fact that I have understood the problem. A question presents half the answer. So instead of an attempt to calculate it myself, I have accepted an illustration by the WHO published in the magazine Who. If you are interested in further details (not too many, though, judging by the title), you can find them in the article: Why Covid-19 is worse than the flu, in one chart. This chart reveals that the data are not horrible, nut not negligible either. But you can analyse it by yourselves.
Modern Media and the Truth
The starting point in MacLuhan's media theory is that a social system is structured by the nature of media that spread information and not by the information content.
If we applied his famous theory 'Medium is the Message' to media that have reported on Corona virus Covid-19, we would be unpleasantly surprised how much he is right.
One and the same piece of news can be reported on in so many different and convincing ways that it can take many different meanings.
Somehow, I have an impression that the moto of allmost all new media is:
Everything is right, but nothing is true.
The reason for such ways of reporting the news is hard to explain. In most cases, it is about damaging the reputation of the person or the institution the news is about.
Social networks like Facebook or Twitter have become absolutely dominant and hard to avoid. Everyone use the, including the WHO, the UNICEF, Trump, Putin and the Pope.
In case of the Covid-19 pandemic, I recommend trusting the institutions, regardless of the technology and the ways they present their information.
The news published by the Times, the CNN, the RTRS, Radio Big, Glas Srpske or Dnevni Avaz are equally valid, be they paper-printed, published on TV or on the Internet.
Official announcements and reports are to be trusted if they come from the UN and the WHO, from your State Crisis Headquarters and the Ministry of Health, from your Town Crisis Headquarters, Clinical Centre Spokesperson and your local Surgery.
They are in charge with the news in the world, countries and the cities. If the news prove false, they are held responsible and lose their positions in their cities and their countries. Have you ever wondered what happens with a portal editor whose name you do not know, but who publishes news without stating its source? In the worst scenario, he gets convicted of spreading false news. In most democratic countries, this tort exists only in the states of emergency.
But how do we prove that the editor didn't have something reported with good intent, in order to try and improve the situation that was reported on? We all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
A professional news is NEVER false. Hidden goals are achieved through selection, length of the news, emphasizing and other techniques.
These techniques are used by the editors who depend on the owners.
So we should ask who are the owners of the Times, the CNN, the RTRS, Radio Big, Glas Srpske and Dnevni Avaz.
All news beginning with 'confidental' and ending up with 'share this content before it gets forbidden' should righteously be considered false. No matter how much you trust the friend who has forwarded it to you. But there is no much help there: there is a mathematical model called 'Six degrees' that calculates how fast a fake news can spread around the world. This model, that s in agreement with Poncis shemes of how deception spreads, will be explained another time.
False news existed far before the mass expansion of the Internet. The difference is that it was quite easy to track down the source of it.
Today everyone in possession of the Internet connection can publish. That is why the number of false news has risen to such extents.
Of course, there are special computer programs, so called 'fast checkers' (ABC News, FastCheck, Snopes, Politifact etc.)
that can be used in tracking down fake news.
But in spite of my trust in technology, I should recommend a simple thing rather than any of these programs, and that is:
trust your common sense.
Download the quizHow to Identify Fake Newsin 10 Stepswith a link ataddress.
Solve the quiz. Test the news and based on the results decide whether to
forward the news further.
Bearing in mind the famous instruction on how to solve murder misteries: follow the money.
Caring for senior citizens empathy, interest, or both?
The golden age 65+
Everyone from the United Nations presidents, to the chairman of the local community committee, from the WHO chief coordinator to rural GPs, with particular attention to citizens over the age of 65.
It is as if everyone has become aware of the merits of senior citizens.
They are the ones who built this society. And the virus targeted them as the most vulnerable part of society. Everyone is unique in trying to defend the elderly.
Is that right?
Did they deserve it?
Are they the most vulnerable?
Are strict self-isolation measures necessary?
Are they all genuinely concerned?
Well they are
So what's the problem?
Well no problem.
I'll be cruelly honest
Being close enough to this category, I cannot be accused of recklessness and lack of tact.
To me, all the more cultured young men get up on the bus. It's not a problem when young men do it, it's a problem that girls do.
Remember that chanson, about a girl who smiles and ends up disappointing with her.
The real reason for the massive 65+ warnings is the potential overload of the health system under pressure from the elderly.
The main danger of the collapse of the health system is the inability to control the entry of the sick into the health system in a unit of time
Very little is known about the virus. It is well known that humans are the main carriers of the virus. As we cannot influence the virus, we can affect humans. The basic strategy is to suppress the curve of the number of patients from exponential (which is fast) to linear (slower). If this does not happen the chain reaction cannot be controlled.
The process is the same as that of a chain reaction in physics. If you do not control it, an explosion occurs. Each nuclear power plant is a potentially atomic bomb. In plants, the fission process is slowed down and controlled. With an atomic bomb, the same energy potential is immediately released and an explosion occurs. Scientists assume that the process of spreading a pandemic is done in the same model. At the moment when there are too many active elements in the system, an explosion occurs. Instead of atoms that could potentially cause a bomb to explode in a pandemic, they cause too many people to crash. Each collision is a contact with the infected person that triggers the next one. The movements of one cause a multiplicative reaction and the chain is triggered.
When older people enter the healthcare system, they are much more demanding because of their life history.
90% of fatal outcomes are related to this population. And before that outcome, they occupy expensive and few medical devices.
Respirators that depend on the life of those with a more severe clinical picture depend on those appliances. And not even rich countries have enough of them. And now I can't buy them even if they have money. It would be like having a nuclear reactor and only three graphite rods to slow down the process.
Professional medical staff are also missing. Nobody counted on a pandemic like this.
Countries that have managed to control the pandemic to some extent have done so with strict restriction measures.
Pressure stagnation can only be effectively effected by strengthening the system in the area where the pressure is exerted.
That is why the older measures are the most stringent.
In fact, all this has been told to you by your GP and your president of the local community and your director of the House of Health and your Crisis Head and our President of the United Nations.
But a little softer.
Who needs this and why such an analysis?
The elders know this. Or at least they feel it. Some are offended when they hear it. But you know In Emperor Trajan goat's ears. The elders expect at least some respect.
Not all Alzheimers have tenants.
And when they are driven to the edge of the forest, they have the right to wait for the Red Cake. There are things to be silent about ..
Desiring that no one 65+, no 75+ or 85+ be affected by depression due to self-isolation.
I will quote an optimistic quote from one of the most spiritual cynics.
Here's what George Bernard Shaw said:
In a hundred years we will be equally old.
Fight Against the Pandemic Is Not the Sports Competition
Due to lack of interest in any other subjects, many media have started treating and showing the fight against Corona as a sort of competition among cuntries. Using statistical data, all sorts of charts and comparisons are being made. But such actions are pointless.
If any serious analysis is to be conducted, a lot parameters (professionally: vectors) should be taken into account. But even if we were in possession of these vectors, they would be different for each country, due to various cultural, economic and socioeconomic factors.
When only two such factors differ, for example population density and obligatory social contacts, the results for two different countries can be largerly different.
So sheer number comparison as a way of judging success in this fight for each country leads to a basic logical mistake, like comparing apples and oranges.
Many models were mentioned: italian, French, Spanish, Swedish, British – and they all proved unsuccessful.
Not even Chinese method can we be certain about.
Especially not about the benefits of copying it. Until quite recently, many experts shared president Trump's opinion that it is all about a sneeze somewhat stronger than usual, and agreed with Johnson who adviced staying in bed in order to gain immunity.
But suddenly Johnson catches the virus himself and Trump announces that 140.000 dead is the most optimistic prediction. Still refusing to wear a mask at the press conference. Is he waiting to catch the disease in order to start listening to experts' advice?
If he does not show respect experts, what then can we expect from his citizens?
I will quote here what Lao Tse (Sun Tzu), a famous philosopher and creator of all war strategies, said about medicine in the introduction into his book 'The Art of War', although it is not directly connected with the topic that I discuss here:
There is an old story telling about an ancient Chinese emperor who once asked his court physician who in his long establishing family
of physicians is mostly skilled in disease treatment.
The famous phyisician, whose name has over further centuries become a synonim for medicine, said:
My oldest brother is capable of seeing potential causes of any disease and eliminate them even before the disesae itself appears. This is why he is not known anywhere outside our household.
My other brother treats diseases in their very creation, and that is why he is known only within our neighborhood.
As for me, I perform blood release, prescribe potions and do massages, and that is why my name is sometimes mentioned even at the court.
Hero or villain?
Also read the opinion of George Gao, CEO of China's Center for Disease Prevention and Prevention. George Fu Gao completed his veterinary studies but later enrolled in a doctorate in biochemistry at Oxford and a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology and virology at Harvard. His thinking was published by the Science portal
Since this is a fraud portal, I will also give a critical tip and a link to the article Hero or villain, where Gao
is accused of covering up and covering up the appearance of the virus, which actually led to the pandemic, see
Hero or villain?
Dr. Gao went into hiding and concealing the real facts, which caused a delayed reaction and led to a pandemic.
There is doubt about his ethics, but not his competencies (see). All those who criticized and challenged him
(especially from America and Europe) reluctantly admitted that different methods did not produce results.
At least not so successful. America outnumbered China in absolute numbers and deaths. (In relative terms that would compare population and density, this is even more drastic.) I said fighting the crown was not a competition, and here I was, I succumbed.
Dr. Gao's reputation, his awards and accolades, indicate that he is the world's leading authority in the field of immunology.
I convey most of the article, listing the most significant answers and recommendations. This opinion can be treated as a public good and so I treat it.
Someone has to be trusted.
"Maintaining social distance is a key strategy for controlling any infectious disease, especially if it is related to respiratory infections.
We first used a non-pharmaceutical strategy because we did not have specific incubators, medications, and vaccines.
It is then important to isolate all that is earned.
Third, people in close relationship with the earned person must quarantine. They spent a lot of time looking for people, but also to review the quarantine conditions.
Fourth, to ban public gatherings.
Fifth, restrictive measures, "Gao states some things Europe can learn from China.
To add that for successful measures there must be understanding and consensus.
"It takes very strong leadership, I am locally and nationally. There must be a supervisor and coordinator who works very closely with the public. Supervisors need to know who close contacts are, and those suspicious cases. Community supervisors need to be very careful .They are key, "Gao says.
Gao considers it a great mistake for people in Europe and the USA
"It's a big mistake in the US and Europe, in my opinion, are you people who don't mask their nose. This virus is transmitted by capillary and close contact. Drop transfer plays a very important role - you have to wear a mask because when you always speak from a drop institution.
Many people have asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections. If they wear a mask, they can prevent the droplets that the nasal virus from spreading to others, "the scientist noted.
Of the other Gao control measures, constant measurement of temperature in humans is important.
"Wherever we go in China, thermometers are there. It takes people who have measured temperature to keep anyone in the house. And it really matters how stable the virus is in the environment. Because it's a wrapped virus, people are fooling it into being fragile and especially sensitive to surface temperature or humidity. But results from both Chinese and American studies have shown that it is very resilient on some surfaces. You can survive in a diverse environment. You need to answer science based here, "says Gao.
Isolation of earned persons is also very important.
"Infected people need to be isolated. That's how it should be everywhere. Covid-19 can only be controlled if its source of income is removed. For this reason, we have built temporary hospitals and turned stadiums into hospitals," the Chinese scientist said.
The fact that fewer people have died in one country is the success of that state and that nation.
If someone deserves a
medal then it's the medical professionals. I will give the horrific numbers presented by Carlo Palermo, President of the Italian Medical Association Anao Asomed, on the situation 4.4.2020.
Italy runs out of doctors. Among physicians, nurses and other nursing staff,
120 died and 11,252 were infected. This is more than 10% of the total number
infected. Medical staff in Italy are under "unbearable and inconceivable"
stress as they risk their lives in the fight against the coronavirus
epidemic, a representative of the Italian Medical Union said. "They face
death every day, it's not easy. They even replaced priests because they give
the last communion," said Palermo.
Think about this. Congratulations and applause are not enough.
China wants to show who is the most powerful in the world ...
There are two conflicting conspiracy theories:
For the first time, China has produced the Crown Virus to show the world that it is No. 1 in the world and to tackle its overpopulation problem by the way.
Proponents of this theory halved their voices when China was able to contain the epidemic, without massive massacre. There are many dead in China, but less than those in the USA, Italy or Spain ... Absolute, and especially ptocentual numbers show that China has coped better in the crisis to cause a pandemic. If we take the ratio of population and casualties, then this is several times more negative for developed countries.
This has led to a gradual transformation into a new one, with the basic thesis that China has developed this virus to divert the problem from the democratic unrest and market problems it has.
And they went on a little quiet with another theory: They breed and eat bats and dogs ... no wonder this got us
Solving democratic problems by producing health seems convincing. The state of need and pressure creates solidarity.
The Chinese have dealt with health problems relatively and effectively.
Democratic societies have a harder time coping with the crisis.
If the goal of causing the crisis was to dismantle the superiority of the dictatorial regime over the democratic in crisis situations, China has succeeded and democratic societies need to find an effective response to the crisis.
The health crisis causes and raises many economic issues.
Western developed societies have a problem with public health. Public health is inadequate and far below the level of development of these countries. The rich are treated in private clinics and the poor die in public hospitals. That's not right, but it's bearable while the death toll is bearable.
The crisis caused by the virus coronary pandemic already has dire consequences and causes great dissatisfaction among citizens. Discontent causes pressure on authorities to announce a re-evaluation of public health and social solidarity issues.
The Chicago school of liberal capitalism has long been in deep crisis and has fewer and fewer supporters.
The assumption is that there will have to be some kind of Marshall Plan and solidarity in the West. In contrast, the western system will collapse on its own.
All the great empires, from the Persian and Roman empires to the present day, have failed because of internal problems.
The Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact simply collapsed because of the citizens' desire for a better life
The collapse of socialism led to the abandonment and loss of many of the rights that the "small" citizens of Western capitalist countries were granted during the duration of the socialist regimes. The "masters" gave these rights (from union rights, shortening working hours, protection at work, paid holidays and social and protective benefits, favorable loans, to free education and health care) fearing the alluring semblance of equality offered by the Soviet Union. Workers in the Soviet Union had great rights "on paper" and too few goods in shops.
In the end, the market beat the story of rights.
When the Soviet Union disappeared and the threats it posed to the "bosses", the rights given to the "small" seemed too great. Everyone should be content to live in a land of the free and the brave, or at least to dream of such a life. Not everyone can be rich. Everyone has an equal chance of being rich. Some may be a little bigger, but everyone has the right to dream that shared dream. (American dream). The internet, technology and Hollywood were all trying to lure them into the virtual world of dreams.
The Chinese did not fully embrace the dream, but aware of its appeal, they entered the market by their own rules. The market opened but controlled. The standard is rising but controlled. Humans are free but controlled. Some (especially outside China) say that the state is getting mixed up and controlling everything. To take too much and control the capable and all who do not "play" according to party rules.
Next year, China was expected to surpass America in terms of total industrial output. One thing is forgotten. This means that the average Chinese is
"only" five times poorer than the average American.
In some medium-term period (the next thirty years), the comparison of the living standards of Chinese and Americans cannot be expected to make Americans want to live as Chinese.
It is hardly possible that the Chinese were not aware of this, so that they caused a crisis and a direct conflict.
Here, too, we will quote a quote from Lao Cu (known not only to Chinese strategists but also to Chinese children):
... if budgets show that our forces are superior, the temple will be judged to be victorious in appearance; but when we are weaker than the enemy by our calculations, it indicates defeat. By making a multitude of budgets, we can win; with little we can’t.
It seems unbelievable (stupid to be precise) that the Chinese have triggered a crisis in which they will be moral winners for a couple of months (and even a couple of years) of how long the memory of the crisis will last until it is sunk into economic reality:
What is lunch tomorrow and what kind of tennis shoes can I buy for my child?
It may be an exaggerated comparison, but China's advantage in 5G technology is similar to the Soviet Union's advantage when it sent Gagarin into space.
Let the neighbors the cow dies
You don't believe that "Chinese shadow rulers" and bankers who want to rule the world read Lao Ce? I don't know if there are shadow rulers, and for Chinese bankers I'm sure they read it. You do not doubt that they know a lot about the stock market and stocks.
Then it is easy to show that the thesis that they are behind the pandemic is unjustified.
China's economy depends directly on exports. The crisis triggered in the west will have a more direct effect on China itself. Reducing consumption will lead to a decrease in purchases of Chinese goods.
Stock exchanges have already shown this. Stocks of almost all companies have fallen. With the exception of those who manufacture medical and protective equipment. If viewed generally, Chinese companies are the worst of the past and are rated by the stock markets as losers. It is impossible (especially for me) to give a cross section by branch, but the fact that China owes 90% of its development to exports and will now be deprived of a significant percentage of exports. Forecasts say that after many years of economic growth, the Chinese can expect a recession. in the rub of two to three years according to the most optimistic forecasts.
The recession is also expected by all other countries, but it will be smaller as production is less export dependent. China can only count on a market recovery when interest in its goods re-emerges, which means that buyers will soon recover. What has been an asset for years, a large percentage of exports, has now turned into a disadvantage.
These facts do not deserve the Nobel Prize in Economics. This is the elementary knowledge of the economic "student". That is why it is difficult to dispute. Just as in mathematics it is clear to everyone that 2 + 2 = 4 this would be something that is a little harder to refute.
And for bankers ruling the world, it's hard to imagine that they were surprised by the projected decline in the value of Chinese stocks. The crown may be. But what are the consequences of the appearance of the crown will not surprise them.
Some other economies and economies based primarily on the aviation, auto, tourism, service, sports, entertainment and energy sectors will experience even more declines in value than China (based on cheap consumer goods production). I leave the analysis of optimization and loss recovery to another.
It seems to me insignificantly unlikely that the concept of letting a neighbor a church cow be the trigger for a world crisis. A game where I lose, but the other loses even more, so actually I win, I understand. But with this number of "vectors" and time, I don't see that it's a Chinese game.
To them, the Chinese respond that a large nation, such as themselves, must plan its development and that without the intervention of the state chaos would ensue..
Who is to blame?
Again, I blame aliens from Mars.
Something simple happens.
Eating habits and a small school of movie messages
According to one theory, the pandemic was due to the poor living conditions and dietary habits of the Chinese.
This theory is supported by those groups of conspiracy theorists who base their existence on a distorted mindset that often goes into racism. They are concerned about the fate of the world and have secret information, but secret societies and rulers of the world prevent them from communicating to everyone. Because when others heard them, they would immediately accept all their views.
Also: Chinese should be taught to live as Westerners, otherwise they will destroy themselves and the rest of the world with their unhealthy lives
The corona virus was created because the Chinese are traditionally a nation without hygienic habits, which eats rats and bats.
Until China adapts to the Western lifestyle, there will be a litter of contagion.
That the Chinese are a nation that enjoys dirt does not deserve comment.
To illustrate Chinese (non) culture, a movie about their cuisine has been spread around the internet to illustrate this.
The movie is reportedly from a market in Wuhan. I will not give the link, but I will offer you some questions and statements to think about.
Do Indigenous Chinese "Beverage" Kitchen Workers Participate in the Movie?
If the actors are "naturists" then they are above average stupid and enjoy being presented that way.
Is the film a documentary?
Is the film authentic?
As for Chinese eating habits, some are repulsive to me as well.
I only eat Kentucky chickens when I have to choose between starvation and McDonald's.
I have no intention of ever tasting Chinese specialties in the form of snakes, bats, rats, badgers and dogs. But I'm not sure they taste worse than the Ketaki specialties. Not to mention the "humane" conditions in which Kentucky chickens wait for slaughter. I've watched (and you can find) some movies about "ticking" them with hormones and GMO concentrates practically "eating themselves" and their own feces, so my rat farms don't seem like a dark relic of the past.
I don't even know how he would associate "crazy" cows with the Chinese
And in order to believe in the good intentions of the filmmaker from the Wuhan Market, they also had to offer me a way to prepare
at least a Peking duck and a shitaku chicken with mushrooms.
A little movie digression
Did you watch "The Worst Movie in the World"? I recommend.
And as for the documentary (?) About La Cuisine de Vuhan, and officially the greatest documentary filmmaker of all time, Cigavertov
(Dziga Vertov see what Brittany says)
leaves the dilemma of what is set and what is real. His "movie eyes" have a completely contemporary approach.
You do not need to be a film editing expert to enjoy the scenes and realities of his film stories.
The story of virtual reality introduced into the film by the Matrix is a bit appalling.
If товарищу Denis Arkadiyevich were added Partykamerad Lena would have come to the point that it is not necessary to philosophize too much.
One can justify anything.
And it makes sense in the trash. Well, beauties if you ask Worhol.
Viruses cause strange digressions ... When it comes to food, one of the consequences of isolation, self-isolation, and forced loss of social contacts is the change in culinary habits. The fast food industry, regardless of home delivery, is collapsing, or at least on its knees. Any evil for some good.
But getting rid of unhealthy foods did not free us from obesity. Excess leisure with no physical activity has turned into excess pounds. Thus, the deprivation of one bad habit has led to another no less harmful and dangerous one: We eat healthier and we are thicker.
More on that, maybe in the next topic maybe; see announcement at the bottom (in the footer). Culinary-themed websites and portals have become very popular over the last ten years. Even the author of this portal did not resist this attack, so as part of the presentation on Banja Luka he realized the portal: Al´ eats well here.
If you haven't looked at Vuhan cuisine, you may be interested in Banja Luka. Find out more about Banja Luka kabobs, steaks, candies,
countryside poles, bunygur and beer by clicking on: Banja Luka gastro guide.
The Eyes of Darkness and Dean Kontz as the Prophet of the Coronavirus
Look at the Eyes of Darkness...
With the advent of the virus corona, various theories have emerged that the virus has been artificially made and long ready.
One of the pieces of evidence was the book in which it was announced. Quotations from that book describing a virus and an epidemic that starts in China in the city of Wuhan are offered as evidence.
Which is what happened. And it can't be accidental.
It's too concrete to be accidental ...
This is the book The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz's The Eyes of Darkness.
As for Dean Kunz, there are numerous controversies regarding his life and work, which can be found on Wikipedia and in some of his many articles about him. It is undisputed that as a writer he was very successful. He has written 45 books that have been sold for an incredible 450 million copies, making him one of the most successful bestselling writers.
The use of fanzines to promote his books remained controversial. The most interesting thing to me is that one novel was written under
the pseudonym of his dog's name.
Otherwise, he used pseudonyms very often (admits 10). He is also reportedly the writer of a dozen erotic pornographic novels he denies.
How does he know that? Who told him?
As for the allegations in Kunc's book The Eyes of Darkness, where he announces a worldwide pandemic with the Vukan 400 virus, I will highlight two things.
First, according to the Asian portal Mashable, the differences between the actual happenings and the book's action are large. In Kunc's novel, the Vuhan-400 was developed as a biological weapon outside the city of Vuhan, to wipe out humanity from the face of the earth. The mortality rate of this virus is 100%, that is, everyone who gets infected dies. Coronavirus, on the other hand, has a mortality rate of less than 2%.
Secondly, Kunca novels belong to the thriller genre and often contain elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery and satire. As in other novels, they contain many real-life details.
If you were to take the writer's imagination to the information that that writer received from some spies and aliens and gods, then Gil Vern would be the greatest spy, or prophet of all time. Photos of the pages of the book are posted on social networks (and here also), with marked quotes that speak about the similarity of the fictitious virus with the current Kovid-19.
Zoom in and see for yourself.
Common sense agnostics also remind me of the somewhat more prosaic answer contained in The Thousand Monkeys Theorem for a Thousand Years.
The infinite monkey theorem states that by hitting a typewriter randomly on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite period of time, it will almost certainly print a given text, such as William Shakespeare's collected works.
If you're not a mathematician or a programmer, and you find the theorem interesting, look for it under that name: The Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Its practical engineering implementation is in line with the concept of the Turing machine - computer, on which you are looking at this text.
If you look at your phone, any smartphone is a fifth generation computer. For zoom lovers.
I've been looking for a book called Hajduk on the Danube by Jules Verne for a long time (see - zoom in on the collage above this
one that starts with Melville's spike of the moon and ends with the pilgrims, back right).
The book is about hajduks from Serbia ((maybe a better translation would be Pirates of the Danube). If you have information about the possibility of getting this book in Serbian at a reasonable price, please contact me.
As an additional curiosity related to Žila Verna, I will mention that in his work "Matijaš Sandorf" he describes some motives of the famous Pazin Caves and Pazin Castle.
As far as we know, Vern has never visited either Serbia or Croatia.