The items posted in this column are provided by George Taylor, a retired Border Patrol agent.
Friday, March 27, 2020
There is no legal means by which to quarantine HEALTHY people, other than communist-level restrictions of liberty. If we were a better educated people, it would be sufficient to request that we do the intelligent things to avoid any spread of the disease, but since the public school system has been utilized to convert logical intelligent people into obedient slaves of governmental dictates, these quarantines are the only means by which to ensure compliance.
Proceeding on the principle that no government has ever returned power once obtained from the people through deception, threat or overreaction we might as well recognize that these levels of restrictions will find a home within government power from now on. Imagine how many "health issues" can be used to demand papers to allow travel. How soon will "health" dictate that all travel is inherently dangerous and can be mitigated with permanent travel restrictions. I mean, you don't HAVE to drive to Toledo, so you should not be able to.
Daniel Horowitz · March 19, 2020
George Orwell’s books are boring compared to the perfidious irony inherent in our government’s response to the China virus.
At a time when we need to shut off all immigration to deal with the concerns of Americans, Jared Kushner and Sen. Lindsey Graham are pushing for more immigration.
At a time when Americans are going to be desperate for every job available, these same players are pushing for more visas for foreign workers.
As WHO observes: “Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. The most recent coronavirus, COVID-19, was first identified in Wuhan, China and is associated with mild-to-severe respiratory illness with fever and cough.” But so is garden variety flu, which causes vastly more deaths every year in every nation than COVID-19 has shown itself to be capable of causing.
Yet the lying media breathlessly report “rising death tolls from the [sic] coronavirus” as if COVID-19 were the beginning of an apocalypse. As of this writing, there have been only 26 deaths from “the coronavirus” in the United States, 19 of them occurring in the same senior living facility in Washington State, while the common flu has already claimed 17,000 lives throughout the country since the current U.S. flu season began last October.
◆ WSJ News Exclusive
Clinical trial is expected to start in April, as epidemic originating in China spurs quick response
Drugmaker Moderna Inc. has shipped the first batch of its rapidly developed coronavirus vaccine to U.S. government researchers, who will launch the first human tests of whether the experimental shot could help suppress the epidemic originating in China.
Moderna on Monday sent vaccine vials from its Norwood, Mass., manufacturing plant to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md., the company said. The institute expects by the end of April to start a clinical trial of about 20 to 25 healthy volunteers, testing whether two doses of the shot are safe and induce an immune response likely to protect against infection, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci said in an interview. Initial results could become available in July or August.