“Already stressed by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, U.S. living standards are about to be squeezed as never before. At the same time, the world is having serious doubts about the once widely accepted presumption of American exceptionalism. Currencies set the equilibrium between these two forces — domestic economic fundamentals and foreign perceptions of a nation’s strength or weakness. The balance is shifting, and a crash in the dollar could well be in the offing.”
It is sad to see how people today are so easily influenced by a meme or post on social media. What ever happened to critical thinking? We are becoming a nation of gullible dummies. So many believe what is presented to them, and believing something at first glance; without investigating the source. Social media such as facebook, twitter, and Instagram are NOT sources of information: they are sources of ENTERTAINMENT!
Many Native American tribes embrace and revere a list of Sacred Instructions given to them by the Great Spirit at the time of Creation. It’s their belief that following these instructions can perpetuate the Sacred Hoop, the Creator’s intended cycle of life, that will end only if we allow it. This list is so eloquently simple that I can’t help but think—shame on any of us who can’t be bothered to follow these instructions, no matter what our culture or religion, because they’re so little to ask in exchange for the possibility of saving our Earth: • Take care of Mother Earth and the other colors of man. • Respect Mother Earth and creation.
• Honor all life, and support that honor.
• Be grateful from the heart for all life. It is through life that there is survival. Thank the Creator at all times for all life.
• Love, and express that love.
• Be humble. Humility is the gift of wisdom and understanding.
• Be kind with one’s self and with others.
• Share feelings and personal concerns and commitments.
• Be honest with one’s self and with others.
• Be responsible for these sacred instructions and share them with other nations.
Browne, Sylvia. End of Days (p. 43). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Hello! This is from a nurse at NYU.
> It’s long but whatever
> This is the advice given to hospital staff.
> It explains the virus and hopefully, how to prevent getting it.
> Please share with family, friends and work colleagues.
> The simplest way to distinguish Coronavirus from a Common Cold is that the COVID-19 infection does not cause a cold nose or cough with cold, but it does create a dry and rough cough.
> The virus is typically first installed in the throat causing inflammation and a feeling of dryness. This symptom can last between 3 and 4 days.
> The virus typically then travels through the moisture present in the airways, goes down to the trachea and installs in the lungs, causing pneumonia that lasts about 5 or 6 days.
> Pneumonia manifests with a high fever and difficulty breathing. The Common Cold is not accompanied, but there may be a choking sensation. In this case, the doctor should be called immediately.
> Experts suggest doing this simple verification every morning: Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for 10 seconds. If this can be done without coughing, without difficulty, this shows that there is no fibrosis in the lungs, indicating the absence of infection. It is recommended to do this control every morning to help detect infection.
> The virus hates heat and dies if it is exposed to temperatures greater than 80°F (27°C). Therefore hot drinks such as infusions, broths or simply hot water should be consumed abundantly during the day. These hot liquids kill the virus and are easy to ingest.
> Avoid drinking ice water or drinks with ice cubes.
> Ensure that your mouth and throat are always wet, never DRY. You should drink a sip of water at least every 15 minutes. WHY? Even when the virus enters water or other liquids through the mouth, it will get flushed through the oesophagus directly into the stomach where gastric acids destroy the virus. If there is not enough water, the virus can pass into the trachea and from there to the lungs, where it is very dangerous.
> For those who can, sunbathe. The Sun’s UV rays kill the virus and the vitamin D is good for you.
> The Coronavirus has a large size (diameter of 400-500 nanometers) so face masks can stop it, no special face masks are needed in daily life.
> If an infected person sneezes nearby, stay 10 feet (3.3 meters) away to allow the virus fall to the ground and prevent it from falling on you.
> When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die.
> The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present.
> Washing your hands is essential.
> The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.
> You can gargle with disinfectant solutions (i.e. Listerine or Hydrogen Peroxide) that eliminate or minimize the amount of virus that can enter the throat. Doing so removes the virus before it goes down to the trachea and then to the lungs.
> Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ….