Saturday, April 18, 2020 Corvid-19 Lockdown Day #31
We’re ending our first month of semi-isolation and about to enter a second month. It’s been a long stretch, but of continuing importance to we who try to stay put until scientists and medical experts assert that it’s safe to venture into public places. We follow Dr. Fauci and Governor Cuomo who are teaching much about the virus, its danger and challenges in trying to manage it. We’re clear that even now, months after first hints of a CoronaVirus leaked into the United States, it remains a potent dangerous killer.
The Corvid-19 virus is the latest in a too-recent string of highly aggressive worldwide killers, and all have been coronavirus versions. In 2002-2004, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or outbreak of SARs-Cov-2, first was identified in China. Next came the Ebola Virus Disease, 2013-2016, which originated in West Africa. There currently is an outbreak in Congo, of of Kivu Virus, with earliest human infections diagnosed in 2018. Another, the Zika Virus Epidemic, 2015-2016, originated in Uganda.
The scientists who study coronaviruses and have discovered their most primitive forms have determined that they’re natural living elements and not laboratory manufactures.
We’ve heard lots about and worried over those widespread disease outbreaks. Unlike Corvid-19, our population wasn’t touched very much before disease-stopping vaccines became available. The current outbreak of Corvid-19 is different. It’s more virile, threatening, and difficult to counter scientifically with solutions. This outbreak has touched us deeply, forced us to hide and protect ourselves. Moreover, it has forced upon us a deeper understanding of what it means to “lead effectively and communicate honestly”.
Meanwhile, we’re in for at least another month or two of waiting and hoping for a safe return to interactivity.
Dear Friends: These viruses demand repairs to a world-wide deteriorating environment. Diana