Chemtrails are back …

Today 22 April 2020 after a few days of bright blue sky we can see some slight ‘aluminisation’ from late morning onwards and at teatime here in NE UK a huge spreading, definite straightline chemtrail above us. The only other time since I began to notice chemtrails 2-1/2 years ago and photograph them (also my DQA reporting system see categories) was a fortnight of blue skies for the Royal Wedding.

In many ways the cv-19 is very bad for climate change, clear blue skies are not a good idea, maybe apart from fruit growers!

  • therefore the shutdown has proven it is not normal to have continually hazy skies.
  • the shutdown has proven WE CAN get clear skies if the chemtrails are turned off.
  • the shutdown proves it is not man-less drones but ordinary air traffic that can emit the aluminium, barium, strontium known as chemtrail.

Lets use our brains …

Propaganda to the masses and bad thinking at the top are rife, epidemic. Some examples…

  • When trump tweets realise its not just his finger on the keyboard but in fact that little keyboard is a giga-powered propaganda machine with open input from any of his crooked and twisted lackeys and I include Ivanka and particularly Jared in this; the little keyboard of his phone (or more likely an office computer logged into trumps twitter feed) the most powerful meat grinder (unfortunately) in the world. Meat grinder in that trump and cohorts will quite happily sacrifice the poor and less fortunate to get past this lockdown, to mangle the truth at every convenience to trump and his constant revision of what he said the day before. At every turn, so many times trump likes to sacrifice the poor and helpless, think travel bans think border wall, all needless.
  • trump is the wrong man at the wrong time in the wrong position at least to all God fearing sane and decent citizens, yet to Putin trump is the right man in the right place at the right time, an unprecedented opportunity for exploitation. Of course trump is being massively exploited, I’m sure in my mind there is huge amounts of Russian money chanelled through trump activities, trump depends and needs this to survive as no American Bank will suffer him and remember the disgusting lovefest of trump and Putin at Helsinki; two hours behind closed doors, no American witnesses and no notes, trump emerging visibly shaken. This is sickening, trump indeed is skewered on Putins arm as some hapless dumb ventriloquists doll. Note trumps endless insistence that Russia did not meddle in the elections no matter the clamouring of US citizens at all levels, that Russia is his friend, that Russians have been invited and freely entered the Oval Office.
  • Everything trump issues as an insult or failing is in fact most applicable to himself;  everything from trump is a reversal of the truth and time-won practical experience, of established institutions, of knowledge and scientific data ie climate change, the environment, sleazy tax handouts to cronies, international relations, the respect to other religions and ways of life etc etc. He courts dictators. When he points the accusatory finger “Fake news” he in fact is the only fake in the room; shouldn’t therefore everyone point back silently, good move I think and we are quite entitled to do so however the irony would be that trump would assume the accusatory finger to be in fact a fascist salute and therefore an adulation!! As usual, with trump we are in a room full of mirrors. Personally I would also encourage public booing to somehow break the bubble of the would-be fascist Emperor and his hangers on after all he is so incredibly thin-skinned.
  • trumps obsession and over-repeated slogan “Drain the swamp” is now utterly most applicable to himself, no great swamp existed pre-trump but now boy-o-boy trump has created his very own sickening swamp by any standards. Note handler Mnuchin always standing by rooting for Big Money, likewise Pence to ensure a fundamentalist, regressive and backward doctrine are included, to be promoted at all times.
  • Truth is cooked up each day according to the whim or shallow fancy of trump, as cooked up as him unfathomable tax returns or unknown educational attainment, both we assume not worth the paper they are written on if only anyone could ever find them.
  • Mining the moon … one couldn’t make this up! This really is an exercise of sustainable living in hostile conditions, which has been foreseeable for the last couple of years, such as the dreaded impending methane release and subsequent chaos of interconnected climate feedback loops running out of control from the efficiency / efficacy of surging methane levels. Its not CO2 that will kill us but the much more damaging (say x120 fold) and much faster acting methane release in its three forms ie microbial from thawing permafrost, methane deposits trapped within the strata capped and held in place by permafrost and probably worst of all thawing subsea hydrates for instance the East Siberian Ice Shelf. These are huge areas, far bigger any one of them than Europe.
  • My opinion is that there is a limit to the gullibility of trumps so-called voter base, like most things of his its smaller than he says; soon trump fans will tire of the trump spiel and media hogging, even the most unthinking zombie-like adorer of the trump stance must surely quite soon see the light, the obscuring fakery of trump.
  • Has anyone realised the huge places recently constructed to die and equipped with respirators, a life of lockdowns, the end of personal freedom as of cv-19 are exactly what we will need when climate change kicks in hard? Which it will, the impending catastrophic increase of methane being the real ‘biggie’.
  • From my UK standpoint and I think near universal is insufficient regard taken with care and health workers, these special people need special treatment in safer distancing from family members and public, to be cordoned off in effect. The PPE scandal will not go away, neither the scandal of care home deaths being kept out of the cov-19 death toll. The early hours health and care worker shopping hour needs to be redefined as a means of increasing bio-security, so far no-one is taking this angle seriously enough. This would allow economies to loosen up and get a few more contributors working again. Issuing all care workers with a badge is exactly what one would have decided is the first step in identifying such workers and hey presto was announced a fortnight ago. Funny how this can be redefined as a means to separate out care and health workers from the general population, which I think would be utterly stupid not to do so, yet no-one specifically mentions this. this in some ways silly lockdown needs to be engineered more intelligently.
  • In essence we need to be more aware to separate the health and care workers from the rest of the general population, the latest tragic news of two sisters, both care workers to die reinforces the need to do this.
  • Quite seriously, why has no-one drawn attention to the lunacy of having a beard at this time, I would imagine a virus catcher par-excellence!

 

Postscript, nice to hear my words echoed and the exact words indeed as utilised by Polly Toynbee a few hours after I wrote them, great minds think alike!  Likewise two days later interesting to hear Nick on bbc r4 this morning  echoeing my particular sentiment that nice sounding words are useless when in fact in reality things don’t happen or the PPE isn’t delivered and the cv-19 testing just is not happening as they portray. I would term this a disjoint of delivery. The latest disaster is a recall for botched cv-19 testing, also the NHS and Government seeming to be ignoring the offers of PPE manufacturing and lab testing capacity in the UK. One couldn’t make this up!

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Heres Amy Goodman with Noam Chomski …

 

As Noam Chomsky tells us trump is indeed v v clever.

Scandals, incompetence, lack of vision.

It baffles me how short sighted the bods at the top really are, I mean the UK Government. BBC r4 radio news this morning again carries mention that highly qualified ultra-competent laboratories in Uni, research, contract testing etc are all available to ramp up cv-19 testing yet multiple contacts and phone calls from Professors and Doctors in their own field produce nothing in return from the NHS or the UK Government;  we are so woefully challenged as how this virus is being handled. I think when we view retrospectively the double scandal not using the myriad of labs available outside of the NHS (which I think possibly can often be in advance of the NHS) and the also incredulous scandal of NOT examining and collating deaths in care homes or at home to achieve more accurate data of lives claimed by the virus. Aiming to deliver a competent speech as say from the Head Boy is NOT the same as the actual hard reality of PPE in the hands of those that need it. Maybe we need a Lord Beaverbrook? The only good thing you can say is that our only resort, social distancing was pushed forward as utterly essential. But has anyone ever yet seen trump or the creepily quiet and distanced Fauci wearing simple handgloves? … scandalous!

This terrible time highlights the lag from daily pronouncement to actual on the ground delivery, such as PPE which contrary to podium pronouncements is not to hand for those at the sharp end. And I wonder if that recent Russian and Chinese PPE was delivered to those that needed it or in fact hoarded by Jared?

All care workers and those in contact with cv-19 patients need to be tested every couple of days, these are ‘hot-beds’ of infection no matter how hard the staff follow as many precautions as possible, that’s of course if they have anything near the PPE ther really need, I mean full face gear, forced ventilation head protection (ever heard anyone mention this?). Wow, as I type this we hear someone from the USA (Prof Paul Rohner sorry I missed the name bbc r4 08:46) saying exactly this idea ie to harness the Universities, to intensively test the hot beds of infection. My thoughts exactly. I also think all in healthcare, care homes etc need their own special distancing, their own family members, these people need to be treat and manouvered as the potential super-spreaders these really are … to NOT test say daily is madness.

News from across the pond and as usual presented uncritically and even as ‘normal’ of the continuing, worsening trump disaster as is typical bbc r4 news stance. At 10pm ‘The world Tonight’ at least has some ‘teeth’ and offers a clearer view, a valuable radio programme. In the old Soviet era photographs people were airbrushed out of the picture to alter history, trump does it by merely denying his previous words and actions. I had thought trump was basically a puppet but these last few days I’m more inclined to think he actually does come up with all this crap mostly from himself. At least his unpredictability is predictable, forever casting himself with hindsight as the ‘stable genius’ and reworking his message at whatever shallow whim drives him that day. We can assume now that those around him really are the dregs, Mnuchin, Miller, Kushner etc and with the White House Eunuch Pence in attendance. Even with Anthony Fauci he really does seems to have trawled for and ineffectual yes-man. These really are sick white folk. Winess jareds outburst a few days ago when questioned as to the Governments own massive stocks of PPE when America struggles …. “They are for us” …. wow yet again a DC comic adventure.

For trump to announce withdrawl of funding to the World Health Organisation is cruel indeed, hell-bent (an apt term if ever) at Trumpian disruption and bile. Witness Yemen, tragic. Its again the trump style, max disruption, max cruelty; its got trump written all over it. To be so stingy and pretend ‘he has a view on anything’ (quite laughable were it not so cruel) is all reality show smoke and mirrors, which is all trump knows apart from conman crow-barring of perceived enemies and debtors; he came from the Roy Cohn School of Charm and Grace.  Thinking about it, this is when Sean Hannity and Fox could do the nation a service and turn this monstrous Clown to a more sensible approach, come on Sean n Co …. help the Free World!

 

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trump incompetence …

We normally put up with donald j trump, the ultra part-timer and the utter incompetent ‘Clown in the White House’, trump is the fly in the ointment; we allow him to hiss, accuse and blether his way through soundbites and for yet another day to project outwards his tissue thin façade of so-called ‘competence’. But now with cv-19 its time to man-up so to speak and realise trump is now responsible for many innocent lives being lost which most certainly upsettingly compounds his already relentless attempts to wreck, to induce fear and anxiety.

Realise, its not what trump says that matters, its what he does (or wrecks). trump knows most near all of his face to face media encounters are mere ‘blether-fests’.

This article helps assemble and gain an overall view of the disaster zone called donald j trump …

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/americans-are-paying-the-price-for-trumps-failures/609532/

Heres good sense from Noam Chomsky, interviewed by Amy Goodman.

 

 

 

Also, interesting …. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/studying-fascist-propaganda-by-day-watching-trumps-coronavirus-updates-by-night

 

 

And heres my little cartoon, quite accurate I think.

trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency...
trump and his many pronged attack on good sense and decency…

Why is it ….

… the funny little fella Anthony Fauci has every time to be running his hands all over the presidential lectern. Its as if he’s in love with it and cannot get his hands on it enough! I’m glad I don’t have to touch it after he’s been around; but hey …. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/hydroxychloroquine-trump-coronavirus-drug

Here he is Dr Anthony Fauci …. a complete and utter buerk. Maybe I need to go tell him “Keep yr hands to yourself” ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Fauci

Regardless of whether he has just washed his hands (I’m sceptical) … he should not be touching anything. Funny how certain people get to the top!

A case in point is d j trump, how did he get to the top! The Guardian quotes trump as pronouncing he has no time or truck with I quote ” But we don’t have time to go and say, ‘Gee, let’s take a couple of years and test it out, and let’s go and test with the test tubes and the laboratories.’”

‘…the test tubes and the laboratories’.

No-one has seen trumps educational record or tax record and one cannot help but wonder of whatever was presented would be trumped up, to be phoney, fake, fake as in most of what trump is associated with. trump was and is ineducable, incapable of learning very much. Dictators were often ignorant, trump is merely just another; but how sad he influences and controls to such an extent, we now read that trump has forbidden Fauci from saying anything. trumps over-bearing ignorance surely should never be tolerated. Every misdemeanour, possibly many each day further strengthen this clown.

 

Trump is a clown, an exceedingly dangerous and disruptive clown.
This is the swamp indeed ie Master Faker trump… can barely read, despises the printed word other than when it carries his own name, denies experts or science or environmental prudence, is blind to climate change.

 

 

 

 

 

When do the last dregs of America get it?

Surely there can not be a single individual remaining in the US of A that would vote for trump.

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His callous indifference, surreal return to ‘snake oil salesman’, must surely brand the ‘Retard in Charge’ as the most unsupportable so called ‘leader’ anywhere anytime. Well okay, maybe Nero was a bit of an indifferent twat and maybe some Biblical / Egyptian types were a low point; Hitler, Mao … yes all disregarded the ordinary folk.

trump drags down the world, dumbs down, clogs up and hinders the work of self-effacing people of integrity. HOW MUCH PATIENCE must the USA and the world extend to this clown, this buffoon, this snake-oil salesman, wanna-reality star, conman ….

trumps ‘invented wisdom’ knows no bounds.

Its quite nasty up there at the WH, look at Jared, his dad done for voting fraud so daddy in law enumerates him as numero-uno adviser! Yes indeed if crooked and low brow is your favoured stance.

With the cv-19 we do indeed see the folly of allowing trump to lodge at 1600 Pennsylvania.

Lines in the sky – today for instance.

Not much here northern UK in March but dribs n drabs, at lockdown a noticeable absence of chemtrail for days, but now these last few days its back to normal. ie today Tuesday 7 April 2020 chemtrail in the sky, as for three days now an aluminized sky which to my mind is obvious in its being so un-natural and now today its back to high alt long straight lines that do not fade away as conventional contrail should do so, mostly haze broader and add to the increasing haze in the sky.  I photograph them but energy and time for this is decreasing. What is it that people don’t get? How many instances will it ever take?

So, firstly I can see say two or three lines in the sky per hour and now mid afternoon the NASA Worldview images are available and voila heres what we see ….. ie chemtrails.

Borders and southern Scotland, northern England chemtrail skies Tuesday 7 April 2020. https://go.nasa.gov/2UQQbs0
Borders and southern Scotland, northern England chemtrail skies Tuesday 7 April 2020. https://go.nasa.gov/2UQQbs0

Everything over sea in the above is chemtrail, the colour is an instant give-away. Click on the link and expand to see some detail. NASA Worldview is only good for say a third of what happens up in the sky in the morning, otherwise it does not record or register anything else. Those long chemtrail lines are from NASA sat image a hundred miles long, this in itself proving that chemtrail ARE NOT conventional condensation trails. all th other hazy material is older chemtrail, either drift-in or from a few hours previously. We get it all the time here, one develops a ‘knack’ and experience from the last two years of taking notice.

Also from the above visit over toward Denmark over the North Sea (link only) … https://go.nasa.gov/2RlxN8l …. now, what the heck are those lines in the sky?

A screen capture I have so far not posted is from coastal Portugal (an often visited chemtrail victim along with Spain, Biscay and the English Channel etc) and so from Feb 2020 lets take a look off coastal Portugal over into the Atlantic …

Feb 1st 2020 and I’d say chemtrail … https://go.nasa.gov/39RbZIa

Feb 2nd 2020 … https://go.nasa.gov/34gaFNS

Feb 3rd 2020 chemtrail east of Gibralter / Portugal … https://go.nasa.gov/3e2LS4l

Feb 4th 2020 chemtrails ….. https://go.nasa.gov/34k4por

Feb 5th … https://go.nasa.gov/2JYZsYR

Feb 6th chemtrails over Portugal – NO DOUBT … https://go.nasa.gov/3c0jmhX

Feb 7th chemtrails Ibiza, Majorca, eastern Med up into the UK  … https://go.nasa.gov/39NugpH

Feb 8th chemtrail over Portugal, eastern Atlantic … https://go.nasa.gov/3dW4Ucu

Feb 9th chemtrail Lisbon and the Algarve … https://go.nasa.gov/3dW4Ucu

Feb 10th chemtrail Perpignan, Montpellier, Marseille … https://go.nasa.gov/3aRHNxN

Feb 11th chemtrail Balearics … https://go.nasa.gov/34gXDj0

Feb 12th chemtrail Malaga, Cartagena … https://go.nasa.gov/2XfztUz … and look at northern Spain same day … https://go.nasa.gov/2XjhMUq

Feb 13th a chemtrail ‘invasion’ eastern Med, Gibralter, Balearics etc … https://go.nasa.gov/3e3F1rm

Feb 14th chemtrails Casablanca, Marakech … https://go.nasa.gov/3c5aeZz

lots more for the remainder of Feb etc etc but lets paste that promised 28th Feb chemtrail the Atlantic west of Portugal ie Portugal, Spain Morocco and much further afield.

 

Tangier, Rabat, chemtrails Morocco, Spain and Portugal, 28 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/2UOla7Z
Tangier, Rabat, chemtrails Morocco, Spain and Portugal, 28 Feb 2020 https://go.nasa.gov/2UOla7Z

Note these chemtrails are hundreds of miles long. And its every day in one form or other in this locality featured for Feb 2020 ie chemtrails Spain, Portugal, Morocco.

Heres another fine example of chemtrail just to the north of the area I am focusing on for this post.

Sea area Fastnet, Sole 5 Feb 2020 chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2OBp5Bn
Sea area Fastnet, Sole 5 Feb 2020 chemtrail geoengineering https://go.nasa.gov/2OBp5Bn

 

As is my habit lets find some youtubes to ‘help get our eye in’ so to speak  …

 

 

 

 

And something appropriate from an expert, a breath of fresh air compared to the Clown in The White House  …

 

 

 

 

 

 

the virus mess-up …

The UK Governments insistence on checking for antibodies is the wrong direction, it is actual viral infection (being an active carrier) that surely is what we need particularly for the NHS. Knowing carriers cuts down forward thrust, antibody presence is the slow baggage cart that follows, not the intrusive nature of the virus particles themselves at the spearhead so to speak. Right now press-speak / soundbites are rife with crazy often silly analogies, now we are getting ‘green shoots’,  theres at least one new one each day.  bbc r4 reveals this morning the UK Government is going for the wrong virus test, that hardly in reality any NHS staff have been tested for the the virus itself. And now we hear four frontline Doctors are dead.

I see after say a three week absence we are again hearing of ‘herd immunity’ which in crude low tech societies would be the eventual outcome, I thought we were capable of better than this.

The waffle and BS from no.10 is becomg a bit stale and ineffectual, I feel the best or capable advisors seem absent, even one top-flight UK university can perform more tests (was that a day or a week) that all the Government backed UK-wide tests performed so far. Apparently as of yesterday no-one has contacted all the small independent labs or University labs at taking up the workload.

Methinks Imperial College seems the Government principal contributor, front-line NHS staff Docs etc are basically ignored, the PPE is disastrous, contraryto the Government spin, woefully insufficient, unsuitable old or dirty, very little full face or of sufficient protection.  When Doctors ten days ago were using terms such as ‘lambs to the slaughter’ then we really are in a fix, Docs are not prone to over-exaggeration; after all, educationally (and their experience) is the best Britain has. China will have much that we need, after all they will have ramped up production massively.

So many things are quite not what they seem, a mask will not really save you from infection unless its full face and forced air ventilation. Virus are notoriously small, sub-microscopic unless you go to the electron microscope; their smallness hence means they are scattered as confetti everywhere. In my opinion conventional masks merely hinder outward breath and therefore particle projection. It was stated as ‘news’ this morning that coughs and sneezes have been found by a lab in the USA to project eight and nine feet respectively. Good God, how simplistic have we become?

I now have a disinfectant floor tray at my house entrance so I can help clean my footwear, I suspect supermarket floors are a source of coronavirus-19 infection and spread. I also suspect pet dogs, so hands off! Our carpets could become a reservoir. Likewise mobile phones will be reservoirs of infection.

Some people just don’t seem to ‘get it’ how social distancing is vital to knock the spread. I still see a neighbour every day have his buddies round for motorbike buddy talk; I’ve seen this elsewhere, biker guys seem so sad and lonely … HAVE to talk.

I feel so sorry for third world countries, for the poor, the displaced. At least we in the west are more able to create space and distance to thwart the spread.

Its a Thursday and we are informed its another Thursday evening front-step applause for the NHS and other vital workers, supermarket staff etc. I’m just wondering, increasingly sceptical of this move, after all realise the smallness of the virus itself, its probable it will stay in the air for days; therefore everyone out on their step collectively sharing their breath and exultation is a sure guarantee to destroy any effort at social distancing. Madness! 

Virus are measured in millionths of an inch, to open the engineers micrometer at one thousandth of an inch would mean we could fit in one hundred virus particles side by side … if they are as big as ten millionths of an inch. Difficult to find coronavirus-19 particle size online. Search term ‘morphology’ gets the results we need.

The second link below allows us a glimpse at the sophistication and knowledge employed by the scientists themselves. It always worthwhile to realise what others do for a living, their level of education and abilities .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4369385/

We read from the above wiki, using the handy search term ‘morphology’  the virus particles are 120nm which of course is metric as is all lab and scientific work. Pasting from google search we find I quote …. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter, 0.000000001 or 10-9 meters. The word nano comes from the Greek word for “dwarf.” unquote.

Heres an example of group stupithink… this is unwieldy, note how the 0’s are not kept in threes for ease of reading, nowhere in engineering do we use tiny dimensions as ‘parts of a metre’ in small component manufacture it is ALL in mm (millimetre) or hundredth part thereof. Therefore knock off three noughts to get part of a mm ie in mm = 1×10-6 ie 0.000001mm, hint the ‘6th bit’ being the position of the final number one.

As an engineer I naturally think in terms of ‘a thousandth of an inch’ I can visualise it, know where it matters, where to incorporate it and when to ignore and when to take account of it.

Now, I know 0.025 mm is roughly equiv to one thousandth of an inch ie 0.001in.

Therefore as we visualise a thousandth of a thousandth of an inch as in my initial micrometer example firstly above we add three more ‘0’ to the mix, ie 0.025mm     becomes  0.000 025mm (note I bunch up zeroes in groups of three for ease of reading).

Therefore 0.000,025mm = a millionth of an inch ie 0.000,0001in

As 0.000,001mm is 1nm (ie 10×10-6) the above value is 25nm.

Voila! We can now visualise in real terms what we are talking about.

Therefore the coronavirus-19 particles are five millionths of an inch. We can place not a thousand side by side in our micrometer opening of 0.001in as if they were a millionth of an inch but ‘merely’ but a fifth of this ie two hundred virus particles side by side.

This demonstrates the virus will behave more like a gas than a particle, you have only to see how hedgerow seed from common orchis floats dips and rises on the still air, never seeming to want to drop to earth and orchid seed is (to borrow a Boris word) hugely bigger.

 

Postscript: We are coming to one thousand deaths per day this weekend. Hold up your hands, form an ‘0’ with RH thumb and forefinger, this gives us eight little piggies to count with, each space representing three days ie a total span of 21 days. Count out from the left one thousand, two, four, eight, sixteen, thirty two, sixty four, one hundred and twenty eight thousand deaths in one day in three weeks time.  Well seeing social distancing is so vital, of the utmost importance. No wonder scientists talk of it ‘running through the herd’ this admits they have nothing else.

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the virus in NE England….

All of this is only my guesswork in realising the need to self-isolate, but I bet I’m not far off the mark. Here I am in NE England and last nights Guardian website has a map of  the UK and by estimating the size of the pictorial data it looks to be seven deaths from the virus in the North East.

Lets say two weeks to show symptoms and a week to die therefore seven deaths show the scene at three weeks ago; at 1% fatality therefore 700 infected as of three weeks ago.

If contamination doubles every three days therefore 96,000 carriers are present right now Friday in this region ie north east England. Divide that by say thirty big supermarkets as a handy indicator of populations or areas (and where we still congregate) and it means 3,200 carriers in each of thirty areas across the region today.  Lets use the Morpeth, Northumberland area as an illustration, divide 96,000 carriers by 30 and we get 3,200 carriers in that area and probably most if not all shop at the main supermarket. As my g/f concedes everything I’ve feared / predicted has come true.

I’ve been using disposable gloves for a month, have feared groceries, post and deliveries for the last three weeks, all are left in the hallway for a few day before opening and post and parcels only received wearing fresh gloves that are immediately binned. I operate 3m not 2m distancing and get angry when I see needless waffle at the supermarket or wherever. Remember this virus as with all viruses has never been seen by any form of optical light microscope, only are they detectable as huge populations grown in the lab or by a scanning electron microscope. Covid-19 loves the respiratory tract and is delighted to hitch a free ride on the exhaled air from peoples lungs.

I can well see why the UK Government wants us all to be self-isolating and its importance for this simple arithmetic to indicate IT IS RIGHT NOW that we need to self-isolate.

My fears and prediction of the USA catastrophe is now apparent. A combination of trump idiocy and pay as you go is incendiary to the corona virus situation. His recent cant and BS of ‘all well by Easter’ is exactly the wrong message, this will excuse people to be less vigilant. I’ve always alluded to the similarity of Mao and trump, at this rate he’ll join the big-boy league of mass killings through incompetence posing as ability.

My fearful prediction sorry to say is that our sample area of Morpeth could well have thirty two deaths by three weeks time.  We heard on the bbc radio news a few days ago of instructions for each Parish to locate thirty burial plots and a site for a mass grave. It was unfortunate the term ‘herd immunity’ was much bandied two or three weeks ago, in fact this is what must happen but its not nice to hear.

I don’t think we need much of mathematical modelling from Imperial (no disrespect intended) to see what is happening, fag packet workings are sufficient, all we need know are transmission rates, multiplying factors such as rates of growth and time from infection to death and the exact numbers of deaths in the last 24 hrs. I’ve marked in my diary to revisit this post in three weeks ie Friday 17 April and see how close my fearful guesses have materialised.

I feel so sorry for frontline NHS Staff, badly let down with essential supplies and merely a face mask, ill-fitting pinny and gloves is tragic, to some extent the Johnson Government has repeatedly whitewashed over this glaring shortfall. I also feel so sorry for people in London and also supermarket check-out staff are in a woefully vulnerable position.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus_disease_2019

https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak

As detailed below in the Guardian today thank goodness only one country has a so-called leader so hopeless. I think also and I’ve never heard anyone say as such being out of the EU I think has allowed us to react (mostly) effectively.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/27/trump-narcissism-american-blood-coronavirus

And a day later an appraisal of trump performance yet again confirms his gross unsuitability to be a President of anything …. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/28/trump-coronavirus-politics-us-health-disaster

 

Hint: never speak directly to anyone, turn 90 degrees if absolutely essential you must speak, merely nod at the supermarket check-out.

Minimise / elimate all needless chatter to anyone outside the home.

Make it a 3m rule, 2m is too close to be safe.  Exercise social distancing within the family, within the home, walk out for exercise but keep apart!

Only accept post and parcels with gloves, bin the gloves and leave the items unopened / untouched for a few days.

Wear disposable gloves at all times and particularly if needing to go to a shop. Try not to hop from shop to shop, ideally one shop only. If no gloves use a food bag or kitchen towel, bin all once out of the shop. Use a disposable bag and gloves when gripping the shopping basket or trolley, safer to self scan.

Ideally shed your outside or shopping clothes once home and wash them straight away.

Remember no-one has ever seen a virus through an optical microscope, they are so small, an analogy could be when fine ground chilli powder is everywhere and we know from experience how it can ‘get everywhere’ when cooking.

Avoid fools ! And regard everyone as being a carrier therefore avoid.

The unfortunate but accurate term ‘herd immunity’ means that possibly everyone will become infected.

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‘cors …

… cleaner skies will mean more immediate climate heating, oh dear. And my previous post and link for Sam Carana ie Arctic news blogspot focus on the huge release of methane from what looks to be an earthquake in the Arctic. Yuck.

Driving thro my nearby town tonight (NE UK) was a trifle upsetting considering how we still mingle for shopping and for instance many small businesses such as car repair seem to still have human interactions; I cannot help but feel pub and restaurant closure ie trifling but valuable human interactions will create a whole bundle of frustrations and eventual anger. I’m okay, I pretty well live the exact social distancing lifestyle that the Government would so wish us all to pursue, but I’m not sure the average person would wish to live as I do. In fact I know they would not and could not.

Boris has promised vast amounts of citizen wage aid, but be warned he will want his price ie stringent shutdowns as and when he thinks fit.

My heart bleeds for front-line Doctors and nurses  …  despite the pure lies and blindness  of Government Press Briefings … we hear several times over each day from NHS frontline workers that the correct PPE is not present and is pathetically unsuitable, short of the decent minimum.

And where is   TEST-TEST-TEST  which we were implored to pursue? Its a bit like UK ‘Foot and Mouth’ in that all the hard lessons learnt from the experience of 1969 were ignored thirty years later.

A term seemingly forgotten is bio-security, quite handy actually, its what we all should aim for. Something else we should aim for is NOT to excessively stockpile, methinks there will be much waste, lots ending up in the bin, after all … its difficult to get excited at the prospect of yet more pasta based meals. Luckily I’ve started to get into Indian and Pakistani cooking, I’ve a couple of excellent charity shop books here and once you are ‘tooled up’ ie have the necessary herbs and spices you are able to create so much beautiful taste and often without using meat of any form. Heres so far my rock-bottom must have …..

mustard seed and fennel seed.

olive oil.

cumin seed with hot fried sweet potato ‘twiglet sized’ pieces.

fresh coriander.

try supermarket jars of Indian sauce (try Saag Masala) … you can use red onion, leek and broccoli for an instant meal. Garam masala is part of the toolkit as well as additional  coconut milk.  I also make my own chapati and Peshwari nan … all v quick and simple.

Besan flour too can make a simple bhaji or vegan burger which is wonderful with say an onion chutney.

I also use Ajiwan seed in my trad brit suet crust or for my nan bread mix.

I also enjoy a sea food pilaf (ie white wine, smoked haddock, mussels, chicken, rice, chicken stock).

a beef skirt casserole with chopped parsnip and carrot for flavour, don’t forget a couple of cloves, also Kalo beef stock ie low salt.

as a treat, crushed chilled raspberry with carnation, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.

try to add fresh garlic and ginger wherever possible, fresh diced fig also fine chopped red onion, leek, spring onion; fresh ground black pepper and sea salt. This is all as can be termed ‘Natures Medicine Chest’.

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