Not a vaccine, but a treatment. We’re somewhere between a year and forever from a vaccine.
Rumbles of an effective treatment from medicine available off-the-shelf:
PDF. Caveat: From ChiComia.
PDF: ChiComia again
PDF: Corroboration from France
I hope that pans out as true empirically. Chloroquine has been around for ages. (1934, in fact).
I’m also hoping the main supplier for it doesn’t turn out to be China, and it works as effectively as some posts have reported. Finding out we have the answer sitting on the shelf would be a literal godsend. And turn this from a probable disaster to a burp in about a week. If it’s true.
Anyone who’s panicking is the result of utter stupidity.
Mortality from this has always been a secondary concern (except to the lottery losers themselves.) It’s the hospitalization rate that’s critical. My concerns have been the effects of anything over a million hospital cases (which swamps the healthcare boat), and the follow-on effects from exactly the official responses taken to curb the pandemic, which, contrary to the actual chicken littles and head-in-the-sand ostriches, were exactly what I did warn about, and suggest people prepare for.
Trump hasn’t been perfect in this – no one ever is – but his tone and demeanor have been, and his instincts are far better than most. Where he’s stumbled is mostly attributable to some of the idiots in the admin who should have been shown to the door three years ago, but are still hanging around. Most of the idiots at CDC et al are right where we left them in 2014, just as clueless now as then, and six years older and stodgier. The FDA is another fartsack of incompetence, and them squawking over EOs setting aside off-label use of chloroquine is proof that most of them need to be retired in haste. It either works, or it doesn’t, but starting a five year testing process isn’t the way to go amidst a world-wide pandemic.
If we try it, and it works, we’re done. If it fails, we’re no worse off than we are without it.
Anyone, at any federal agency, that blathers against that now should be given a choice of immediate reassignment to the McMurdo Sound Research Project, or retiring in an hour. That’s exactly the sort of thing at which Trump excels.
And I leave it to anyone's best instincts regarding the fact that China, specifically the Wuhan bioresearch laboratories, have published studies already with an allegedly efficacious cure for the strain of coronavirus that originated in...Wuhan.
From a medicine that's been around since FDR was president.
Regardless of that, if it pans out, it would be an answer to a lot of prayers.
IF this does turn out to work like gangbusters, THEN cue the Retard Posse to start caterwauling that "Aesop was WROOOOOOOOONG!!!!! It was all a total HOAX!" in 0.2 seconds. The ones, that is, that still haven't stopped yelling that 24/7 already, with cases worldwide, deaths rising, half this country on total lockdown, the economy in a shambles, and the stock market totally in the shitter.
I can make that prediction with 0% chance of being wrong.
Fucktards gonna fucktard.
Those fish in the barrel aren't going to shoot themselves.
Side note: It's been illuminating to read elsewhere in the blogosphere how we've been a troll, a panic-monger, stole your lunch money, and made fun of your mother, for telling you about this outbreak, or Ebola, or whatever other pet peeve(s) chapped their tender asses, as I live in their heads rent-free. And how dare we know more than you, for any value of "you" they deem important. Generally, themselves. Doubly so that when asked for specifics, the accusers generally fart, shuffle their feet, slither away like ghosts, or just flat-out confirm they were talking out their asses all along. You go, girls. Howzat workin' out for ya?
I can link to any number of times right on these pages we told you not to panic over the present pandemic, or where we told you that deaths from Kung Flu weren't the biggest problem, or that the subsequent effects of a pandemic (second-order through N-th order) are always the bigger deal. I can even point out all the places we told you to prepare, not freak out.
But that's all assuming, against copious evidence to the contrary, that everyone with a keyboard is not a gibbering monkey with the English language comprehension skills one expects of such thoroughgoing retards. (If:Then propositions clearly kick their ass to the North Pole and back twice a day, by most accounts.)
That is because for a certain subset on the Internet, fucktards will always be fucktards.
And cannot help showing their asses, eventually, if not perpetually.
And anyone telling them something is going to upset their daily applecart jiggles their existence out of kilter, fucks with their comfortable normalcy bias, pisses them off, and kicks in their Dunning-Kruger skills with a vengeance. Reality slapping you in the back of the head is a bitch like that.
Some people just never tried having an actual public debate, or a difficult chess match, nor stepped into a sparring ring, or fenced a match, so they don't understand that I can tell you your argument is stupid, and prove the point, without therefore necessarily thinking that you must be too. Unless you leave me no other options, long after you should have tapped out.
I've disagreed the hardest with some of the people I respect the most on the Internet, because they bring expertise in other areas that I truly respect, and they know how to make a point, or take one. But I won't pull punches in making a point, because truth isn't something you shy away from. Anyone, including your humble bloghost, can make a stupid argument. I've seen me do it. But stupid should hurt, and I step aside to no one in bringing that pain if the opportunity arises, even if your panties are binding in tender places as a result.
If that's too much, lurk and learn from others' mistakes, but don't cry because you lost.
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Thank heavens the terminally stupid are always a small fraction of visitors anywhere, including here, but never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups, or with loud mouths, and no self-awareness of their own shortcomings.
Stupidity is dynamite dangerous.
Envy is gasoline.
Butthurt added to the mix is generally the source of ignition.
In combination, they're a toxic stew, and the resultant blast warms our hearts.
Scars to those so afflicted are, to us, wholly irrelevant, and richly deserved.
Don't be a publicly ignorant jackhole with temper issues, and you'll get along in life just fine.
If not, well, suture self.
And maybe try the cream, instead of posting smack you can't back up from a dearth of anything worthwhile, just the over-abundant contents of your spleen, and the spackle from your diaper.