COVID-19 Day 87: Life is back to normal. Be careful what you wish for.

Today marks the 87th day since President Trump announced the National Emergency back on March 13th. Since then I’ve marked every day in hopes of recording the process of recovering from the most pervasive pandemic to affect the entire planet in over a century. Today I will stop marking the days since there is […]

COVID-19 Day 86: CORONAVIRUS, but wait there’s more.

Below is a list of coronavirus including 4 humans types that cause colds and ‘stomach flu’, and COVID-19. There are over 400 more that are known. Scientists believe there could be thousands more unidentified in the wild. Any of which has the potential to mutate and infect humans. That’s life. Literally. That reality shouldn’t […]

COVID-19 Day 85: Coronavirus came from bats. There’s more where that came from.

In the podcast “ This week in Evolution “ virologist Vincent Racaniello and geneticist Nels Elde discussed the origin and evolution of COVID-19. They discount the lab-derived origins of SARS-CoV2 (SARS2) for the simple fact that there are probably thousands of unknown bat coronavirus and that SARS2 likely came from an as-yet-unidentified bat species.


COVID-19 DAY 81: The Scariest Thing Last Halloween May Have Been COVID.

People have been alarmed by the “new strains” of COVID-19 being discovered around the world. Part of this confusion is due to the somewhat subjective use of the term “strain” which applies to any genetic variation or subtype of a virus. These variations can cause a change in a virus’ lethality or infectiousness or […]

COVID-19 Day 78: SF’s New Mask Rules

San Francisco and other Bay Area counties have released revised rules on mask-wearing due to COVID-19. And some are not just onerous but nonsensical. For example, it says that you have to wear a mask outdoors if you’re within 30ft of another person?! But you don’t have to wear a mask if you’re outdoors […]

COVID-19 Day 77: The Swedish Model of COVID Yields Surprising Results.

Google “Swedish Model” and you’ll get more than COVID-19 research

If you want to learn more about Swedish policies concerning COVID-19 try Googling “Swedish Model” and select ‘IMAGES’ The results are vastly different than epidemiological data charts I’ve seen for other countries but it looks promising (above).Much talk has been made about Sweden’s COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 Day 76: What Zardoz taught me about Coronavirus.

It was 1974, I was 3 yrs old when my mother took me with her to see her favorite actor, Sean Connery in a new movie. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a James Bond film, it was Zardoz. I was much too young to understand its plot and themes but it had a profound impact on […]