Firstly, I want to thank you for all that you do and have done.
You have undoubtedly witnessed the chaos in our country’s streets, not only in the USA but also in London and elsewhere. Much of the turmoil stems from fear, anxiety, and an uncertain future. Sadly, much of the anarchy stems from the mainstream media hyping the virus, using it as a political cudgel to manipulate an election.
Many deaths I fear are due to misinformation.
Anyone who has ever worked in PR knows the way to manipulate the masses is through their emotions. Emotions such as fear, hate, and revenge are the go-to emotions to stir people into action.
As a writer I use them to engage the reader. It would seem the media does the same thing.
I wanted to put some things into perspective. This open letter, addressed to the good doctor, is available for intellectual debate and not emotional pandering. The time for emotional opinions is over.
I think we have seen enough of this childish behavior in the last four years. The uneducated talking heads read the same script, and spew opinions from people who have no idea what a micrometer is, much less a nanometer.
‘Stay six feet apart and wash your hands!’
Is that you the best you got?
While many pundits are pleasant to look at, they appear less intelligent than the virus. They are actually screaming fire in a theatre.
It worked, the crowd stampeded while burning cities, killing innocents, and the pundits placed the blame on those trying to stop it. They told us that the virus was not an issue to the rioters but for those who want to go to church, the virus was evil and would attack them.
In speaking with people worldwide, when you boil it down, we all pretty much want the same things.
Firstly, let’s talk about the virus.
The virus can only be seen with an electron microscope. The virus is, in fact, .001 to .004 nm. Compare the virus with a perfume ester or a molecule of smoke; you will see that they are sized around .4 to .7 micrometers.
Here is a more descriptive measurement for you. 001 Nanometers is exactly 1e-5 micrometers. Your mask looks like chicken wire to the virus.
Put in laymen’s terms, if you can smell perfume, smoke, or anything wearing a mask, the virus can easily penetrate it, in either direction. Yes, that includes when it is encapsulated in moisture.
Will a mask, not a bandana, blunt the distance a virus can travel during a cough or sneeze?
This is another misconception we need to deal with.
When this first started, I believe you, Dr. Fauci, were telling the truth. A mask would offer no help or protection.
When we wear a mask, or even a cloth covering, we force our exhaled breath to travel as if on a jet toward the ceiling or along the Y-axis. This is why our glasses fog up.
If you have ever sat near a shaft of sunlight in a room, you undoubtedly noticed the specks of dust leisurely tumbling as if suspended in a zero-gravity environment. Had you patted the couch, pillow, or what have you, you would have seen a plume of these tiny particles escape the surly bonds of earth’s gravity to float around the room until once again gravity caught up with them, hours to days later.
Even with the moisture, that virus goes like a rocket. The virus goes up like a mushroom cloud or through the sides of your mask. If you got a thermal imaging camera, you would see just how ineffective a mask is.
The media does not want you to realize this, because complete submission to the powers that be seem to be the goal.
If you want to fight the virus, I think education and the truth are the right places to start, don’t you?
You might say, well, let’s get everyone to wear a spacesuit or walk about in a bubble. I am certain that Amazon will have a link to such a thing, right after it is mandated from the government. Five will get you ten the Chinese are already creating such a thing to sell on Amazon.
By the way, how much have you spent on masks, hand sanitizer, and such this last year? How much of your lives have been disrupted?
We should address the lifecycle of a virus. Yes, I know a virus is not ‘alive’ in the most real sense of the word but, for argument’s sake, let’s pretend that it is.
As the virus finds lovely warm moist places to thrive, ‘your sinuses,’ the excess viruses the body sheds. This is how we spread the damned thing. Might this also be the way that the virus does not kill its host?
If we wear something that does not allow us to shed the virus, this is a question, does it not make sense that we are taking in more of the virus, allowing it to be much more effective than if we were to get rid of it?
Lastly, we need to find a way to determine just how airborne this virus is. I propose we invent some dust buster equipped with a material that will collect virus samples and other viruses and bacteria in an area to be tested. The device’s purpose would be to find the PPM of viruses in different settings and elevations such as high rise buildings.
I have ideas on how this would work; if interested, ask.
I want to search elevators, offices, hospitals, yes, sports stadiums, grocery stores, etc.
The problem is, the virus is invisible. We need to find a way to shed light on it, to know where it is safe.
We look at the airport terminals, and everyone is standing 6 feet from each other in line. Once in the plane, they are all next to each other like sardines in a flying coffin.
What is the PPM of the virus on an airplane? What sense does it make to social distance in the terminal? Are we all that stupid?
I think you will find that the virus is airborne, and there is no safe place to be. My gut tells me that is how it made it to Antarctica.
If dust can stay aloft for hours on end with much more mass than the virus, what effect will gravity have on something so tiny you need an electron microscope to see it.
For my usual readers, thanks for hanging in there with me. We need to get this to our leaders. I can think of no better way than to get it to go ‘Viral.’ Yes, that means to press it, blog it, retweet, and so on.
If I am wrong, tell me with facts that you can back up. Not because ‘I said so.’
China should be taking the lead on this, but I suspect they do not want to appear inept and certainly don’t want to admit this is their screw up.
Oh, and there are politics involved, so they need to take polls, canvass the people, and have countless meetings to draft thousands of pages of a bill including money for gender studies in Pakistan before they come up with funding to research how to see the virus.
Do you ever feel that we could do without DC? Just possible each state should leave the US and become the country of… I live in Texas, I like the idea of Texas as a country.
The virus is the enemy, and we need to learn all we can, including where it is in the highest concentrations.
It is not rocket science; think outside the box. We need to find a way to ‘see it.’
For laughs I did some research on the size of the virus. It would seem that some reporter has completed some research and the virus is much larger than what we have seen and witnessed. It is now larger than smoke molecules so you are safe to wear the mask and fly the friendly skies. A reporter has said it is so and you know they would not fib.
Hey reporter, can you show me the virus in an optical microscope and not an electron microscope? Pretty soon the virus will be larger than beach balls… PFFFT Anything to get your fifteen minutes.
There is one thing the reporter and I can agree on. An improperly worn mask will allow more contaminants in and out. So, how exactly do you properly wear a bandana?
Here is one last item for thought.<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">The world has spent the last nine months sequestered from the normal things we would encounter. We have avoided bacteria, viruses and alike. As we continue on the track to flatten the effing curve are we not also lowering our immunity to other things that normally we sluff off with a runny nose or perhaps feeling ‘icky’ for a few days?The world has spent the last nine months sequestered from the normal things we would encounter. We have avoided bacteria, viruses and alike. As we continue on the track to flatten the effing curve are we not also lowering our immunity to other things that normally we sluff off with a runny nose or perhaps feeling ‘icky’ for a few days?
Are we not setting ourselves up to be floored by the common cold, which is also a corona virus?
BTW, if we can come up with a vaccine for the Covid virus in less than a year, which is a corona virus, why do we still have no vaccine for the common cold? Is money the reason?
I won’t hold my breath for a reply. I know the answer. It revolves around politics and money.
Much Love -TW