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Dr’s Lost In Battle While “Permissive Economists” Cast Aspersions

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At the risk of seeming a bit off the mark I say we should consider the sources of our information. Our society has become so permissive in its speech that I find several economics prognosticators telling us the Covid-19 virus is nothing compared to the other unmentioned influenza epidemics. Indeed several thousands died this past year of “the flu” and for a little while a few months ago I wondered if I was about to be one of them. By God’s grace, I recovered, and I am sure this was not “a cold.” It was influenza.

Indeed many very young and sickly and elderly have left us because of “the flu” but there can be no socially acceptable excuse for casting aspersions about this situation being an unnecessary panic that is destroying the world economy. If it were so easy to pass off as “nothing so notable” we must then consider the stories I have found listed below (with their sources.)

In my quick reading I find mentions of Medical doctors who worked until they dropped from exhaustion, and so far the count I have found amounts to 8;  That is: 3 in Jakarta, 3 in China, 2 in Philippines, Several Healthcare workers have been lost while attempting rescues   The head doctor of a hospital in Wuhan has died today from coronavirus, as reported by Chinese media.

Dr Liu Zhiming, who is the director of Wuchang Hospital in the city thought to be the epicentre of the disease, died as cofnirmed by People’s Daily, Chinese state media.

The paper tweeted the news out, writing: “Liu Zhiming, director of #Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died on Feb. 17 due to the infection with #COVID19. He is the first hospital director that died from #coronavirus. #RIP.”

In what Red Star News called a ‘sacrifice Dr Liu died in the the fight against Covid-19, the official name of the new coronavirus.

The news outlet, which is based in Chongqing, said that the news was confirmed from various sources. A doctor who worked at Wuchang Hospital told the paper that he was saddened by Dr Liu’s death.  (from:

Philippines DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III Calls Doctors Who Died in Line of Duty As Heroes (from )DOH – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III called the doctors who died due to coronavirus as heroes.

The Department of Health (Philippine DOH) the number of people infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 on Sunday, March 22 has jumped to 380 with 25 deaths and 17 recoveries. Three days ago, Italy surpassed China for the most number of COVID-19 deaths.

Wuhan Hospital Doctor Mei Zhongming, Whistleblower Li Wenliang’s Colleague, Dies From Covid-19

Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor most recognisable as the whistleblower who first reported the virus, passed away from Covid-19 weeks ago.

His passing marked him a hero, and now, one of his co-workers has suffered a similar fate.

Whistleblower Doctor Who Revealed Severity Of Coronavirus Passes Away From Infection

On Tuesday (3 Mar), the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Dr Mei Zhongming, an ophthalmologist, had passed away from a Covid-19 infection.


Three doctors die after testing positive for COVID-19 in Jakarta
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JAKARTA — Three doctors who tested positive for COVID-19 died in Jakarta over the weekend.

An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist from Bekasi, West Java, died on Saturday at Persahabatan Hospital in East Jakarta. Another doctor, a 34-year-old neurologist, died at the same hospital in the early hours of Sunday.

A 70-year-old surgeon from Bogor, West Java, died at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Saturday.

“Yes, it’s true,” Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) chairman Daeng Muhammad Faqih told The Jakarta Post on Sunday, confirming the deaths of the three doctors.

Persahabatan Hospital spokesperson Erlina Burhan also confirmed the reports.

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I caution people to use their language properly.

  •  “Should we worry?”  my answer is “No you should never worry. You should use logic, take caution, and go on about your life. Look up the meaning of the word “worry” while you’re at it. 
  • “Who is to Blame!!!?”  To which I answer, Let’s not play the shame, blame and regret game. We don’t need to add more fuel to an already out of control fire.
  • Let’s try again to assassinate President Trump’s character because he called the virus “The Chinese Virus” instead of Covid-19. Maybe he for that minute forgot the term Covid-19. Now we’re going to swing our ideas off the line of logic to pick on the man leading the country, while showing our unclothed folly to the world as we’re making a mountain out of a mole hill. 

I ask you to consider the source. To whom should you listen and pay attention? Several MD’s and other health workers have given their lives in an attempt to save others. The hospitals have taken a terrible loss and mourn their passing while continuing their efforts.

Meantime some farceur is telling us the World Health Organization is evil and in cahoots with others who want to crush the economy and the world’s societies by raising panic. Particularly this comes from economists on YouTube.

If their greatest concern is making more money while blood runs in the streets, here is their chance. Short sell all the Indices and make money as they fall, then buy stocks at 1/10 their estimated value and make more money as their prices rise again a few months from now. What is their motivation and their logic for telling us this is all an over-hyped situation, nothing much to worry over, only caused by a few dead in an assisted living facility who were destined soon to die anyway? Scoffers are everywhere and not only insulting their creator.

I want to know where are their better manners? What has happened to discretion  and proper speech?

I won’t go to an economist or statistician for health care advice. I have referred my kind readers to several articles telling us to maintain social distance and do our best to remain unusually cleaner through these difficult months.

Admittedly some of the informed advice is a bit contradictory. As an example, someone wrote that animals (our pets) cannot transmit the virus. I think the author meant these pets can’t transmit the virus via their lungs and breath. However we are told in a different article that the virus clings to cloth and hair, and that we should when returning from shopping plunge our clothing into laundry water and go directly into the bath to wash our hair and skin again. If that is so, then sadly our pets can carry the virus on hair, fur and probably feathers.

Fortunately most of these comforting friends remain near home and are not often seen out panic shopping. Hair, fur and feathers are all basically protein and could conceivably be a surface upon which the virus might rest and remain virulent for 9 or 10 days!

I have yet to see any movies showing flocks of snow geese returning to Canada carrying their passports. As they fly overhead Canadians can do little more than hope they fly and land far and further from silly humans scurrying around attempting to fill their garages with mountains of bathroom tissue.

At least in their squawking, they don’t make nasty comments implying this pandemic is a trifle and implying that people lost to us are all infants and elders, for whom a sorrowful bell did toll.

John donne

For Whom the Bell Tolls
John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee. This poem is in the public domain.

John Donne (1572 – 1631) was an English writer and poet. As a Catholic in a time when that denomination was illegal in England, he endured constant prejudice and harassment and was ultimately forced into joining the Anglican church by King James I. Early in his life, John earned a reputation as a playboy and spendthrift, but at 25, he fell in love with Anne More. Despite her father’s scorn, the couple married, had a dozen children, and John became a devoted—if not financially successful—family man. His career forays included law, diplomatic service, and church leadership, but he is best remembered as the founder of a group called the “metaphysical” poets. Popular during his lifetime, then dismissed for many years as inferior because it was so different from other poetry of that time, John’s work is today considered brilliant and his influence on literature legendary.


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