China’s Benefit, Our Loss

China is emerging first from this coronavirus pandemic, and so will leap forward ahead of the rest of us economically.  They benefit who caused this curse.

No Virus

Air Travel

Air travel in the future must address two issues, and it is very unclear how — how to protect passengers from infection while on board, and how to protect the receiving destination from potential infection by these same passengers.  Even when this pandemic subsides, those two issues remain, given that future pandemics can’t be ruled out and it is indisputable that the airplane is the main method of spreading infection.  The current mode of air travel is a recipe for disaster.  It has to change fundamentally.

The Coronavirus Good News

 

Romans and the Plague

Have been reading about the reign of Marcus Aurelius in the 2nd century AD.  During his reign, the plague came to Rome from the East, brought back by Roman soldiers.  It was devastating to the city.  But it didn’t just go away after a year.  The ominous note that I read was that it lingered for many years, and now and then came back with a vengeance.

I wonder if that’s going to be our fate as well?  It’s a bit of an assumption that this virus doesn’t have staying power.

The Coronavirus Good News

 

The Coronavirus Good News

The good news about this coronavirus pandemic is that the death rate is much lower than what happened in 1918/1920, and now the entire world has had its experience with trainer wheels in dealing with a pandemic, so if and when we get hit with a more virulent one, the world will already have been experienced in dealing with it — we all know exactly what needs to be done.  Back in January, we were all newbies, but now we are all veterans.

Pandemics