The effects of Covid 19 are really starting to kick in worldwide. Business is at a standstill with the world virtually in lockdown. In Ireland we are currently experiencing a restriction on “non essential movement”. Limiting us to a 2km radius for exercise. This has lead to a lot of confusion about what constitutes essential travel and what doesn’t.
Donald Trump was in the news for his interest in the use of UV light therapy and disinfectants as potential avenues of research in the treatment of coronavirus.
— Simon (@simonhatesfj) April 26, 2020
This of course was immediately translated as Blurmphf sez inject bleach!!1!. Donald Trump is not a doctor and his off the cuff remarks are not medical advice. Also when he suggests that hydroxychloroquine, might be useful, he is not saying consume fish tank cleaner that contains the word chloroquine.
There is no cure for Covid19 as of now but there are multiple scientists working on a vaccine.
Bill Gates is a doctor though isn’t he?
Closer to home, Simon Harris made a gaffe recently about the 18 viruses we’ve had before Covid 19. Covid 19 simply means Coronavirus disease 2019 and some have been similarly confused about the naming of the virus but the trouble with this mistake was that it was made by Simon Harris.. our minister for health.
What The Doctors Say
Sifting through the media sensationalism, rumours, half truths & outright lies has been difficult. There has been evidence of unhealthy people avoiding visits to their doctors in a bid to prevent contracting the coronavirus. Self isolation is actually lowering our immune systems. So when we return to normality, we will be more susceptible to viruses. Dr Erickson gives an interesting perspective in the video below.
Edit: The video with over 5 million views was removed by YouTube. YouTube censors doctors now fyi.
With all the restrictions in place, there has been some concerns about a burgeoning police state.
Police smash residents door in to see if there was Party. It seems they are abusing powers and degrading the public. pic.twitter.com/c8Hf5c1vhY
— Odilitime (@OdiliTime) April 13, 2020
And…whatever this is.
Brilliant Message from Derbyshire police on Normanton Rd last night that’s the language people speak & understand round here Its a Rap, stay safe & STAY @ HOME, PC Mcginley your an absolute legend 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/EZ47tzIqps
— Cllr Ajit Singh Atwal (@AtwalAjit) April 5, 2020
Anti Chinese Sentiment
The Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. There has been a lot of criticism of how the Chinese government has handled the outbreak. A recent poll by EU today on support of boycotting Chinese made products had 61.9% favouring of a boycott.
Producer: Sean Dempsey