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March 30, 2020

The Morning Report - 3/30/20


Good morning, kids. Monday and we're still in Chinese Coronavirus hell, mostly because despite all the pronouncements and prognostications from the experts, we still do not have any sort of accurate information both as to the nature of this disease as well as its toll from the source: The People's Republic of China. Despite the fact that last week's stunning revelation from Neil Ferguson, the British doctor whose predictions of millions dead is the basis for the lockdowns and quarantines, drastically walked back his predictions, the media and the Leftists (but I repeat myself) continue to ignore things that would calm shattered nerves (and markets) while pimping panic, doom and Trump-hatred and Chinese martyrdom. Look, I'm pushing 60 and the last thing I want to do is tempt fate and catch this Sino Sinus Syphilis. Thanks to the rank incompetence and malfeasance of Andrew Cuomo and Bill De Bolshevik, I'm smack dab in the heart of a disease hotspot.

But given everything we know about these kind of viral pandemics, the recorded death toll from them as well as common influenza, the dire predictions coming now from the President's team, Dr. Anthony Fauci in particular, are sounding more and more Chicken Little-ish every day. Again, last year's flu season was responsible for 60,000 deaths and many times more people sickened or even hospitalized. The Swine Flu outbreak of 2009, which the Obama administration waited three months to act on aided and abetted by a media blackout to defend their Precious Preezy resulted in 17,000 deaths and over 300,000 hospitalized. Yet in both cases, there was no media frenzy nor the placing of our entire economy into an induced coma, with a giant National Health My Pillow poised inches above its face.

When this is all over, we are never going to know what the real numbers are going to be because the CDC, which is a government bureaucracy that spent the better part of the past decade concerned with bullying and other Leftist social justice dreck instead of controlling the spread of real disease, as well as the media is going to juice the stats to both bash Trump and the GOP while they and the Dems extort more non-existent money from the taxpayers and the Treasury. But for argument's sake, even if the numbers approach flu season levels, it still would not have justified quarantining 320 million people, destroying trillions in wealth while adding trillions more in debt.

At the risk of repeating myself, the statistics that no one is talking about, and for obvious reasons because they do not drive the panic narrative, how many died directly from the Chinee Floo and not some other underlying condition, and what are the numbers of people who have fully recovered from it? Besides that, even Fauci himself has affirmatively stated that those who have recovered in fact have developed immunity to the disease. Again, with some exceptions, all viral infections of the respiratory variety hit the elderly and those with compromised immune systems and lungs hardest. This one is no different. The sickness for those unfortunate to catch the disease is surely more uncomfortable and maybe longer to recover from than a cold or flu, but it is not a certain death sentence. Tell that to the Democrat-Media Complex.

But what is President Trump to do? Like all of us, even he is flying blind and erring on the side of caution is really his only option. With all that as preamble, the breaking story from late yesterday is that he has revised his Chinese Coronavirus guidelines and is extending them through the end of April, with a date certain of June 1st for things to return to normal. Yet, what is the new normal with businesses destroyed, lives ruined and an economy deeply mauled?

Yet out of this carnage, real and imagined, I do see some very positive signs for the future. And that is because of the man in the Oval Office who no doubt sees the same things. Despite the greatest propaganda campaign since Goebbels, you'd have to be completely brain dead to not see the danger China presents to the world. The other myths that have been exploded are that of globalism/globalization, the folly of a united Europe, the reliance on government for one's security, the absolute madness of open borders, and a host of others that deserve to be discussed in depth.

Right now, though, we're still in limbo. Frankly, I was hoping for that Easter lifting of the crisis, or even the continued quarantining of the elderly and at-risk (hello, herd immunity?). I honestly felt deflated when I saw the extension to the end of April. But at least it is a date certain. As an aside, the absence of Rush Limbaugh these past two weeks, at least for me, has been especially difficult. His show is a beacon of hope and reason, and with him off the air, it just added to that sense of isolation and turmoil. I hope he returns today.

In any case, I hope the President sticks to this new deadline because it gives people something to look forward to. Even the promise of a return to some sort of normalcy might be just the thing to cure what really ails us.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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