There is no question that in 3 months time we will have not one but several vaccines fid the new coronavirus virus outbreak. Several companies produced vaccines for SARS and at least one company for MERS. However, none of these efforts have resulted in a vaccine available to the public. This time it is abundantly clear that a vaccine should be made available vaccine to provide population wide herd immunity not only for this virus but also cross protection against future coronavirus outbreaks. I suggest a mass vaccination campaign sponsored by the government with a vaccine provided at cost.
China Quarantines 11 Million Residents Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
The United States recognizing the seriousness of the coronvirus outbreak has awarded contracts for the development of a vaccine. The quickest vaccine development platforms are the Mrna system of Moderna and the DNA vaccine system of Invio
The CDC describes both the nature of coronavirus and the outbreak in China as follows:
“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, says the CDC. Coronaviruses that infect animals can also evolve and become a human coronavirus. The best-known human coronaviruses are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Outbreaks of a Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), now known as 2019-nCoV, are causing pneumonia-related infections in various counties in 2020
As of January 26, 2020, there are no approved antiviral medications to treat or vaccines to prevent the 2019-nCoV virus in the USA, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China on December 31, 2019. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities”
The WHO has declared a country wide emergency in China and is monitoring the situation regarding the need for a pandemic world wide emergency should the virus spread within other countries.
There is currently an epidemic of African Swine Fever and since influenza virus undergoes reassortment in pigs it is possible that a human influenza virus might emerge by this process which may contain the virulence of pig African Swine Flu. There is now a grave epidemic amongst pigs in China and elsewhere in the world. African Swine Flu virus is both virulent and hard to kill . Hence the current epidemic among pigs. Time will tell what this might mean for humans.
The Trump Labor Relations Board weakened the National Labor Relations Act by making a ridiculous decision that an employer does not violate the act by deliberately misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid giving them the right to organize as employees.
The Labor Board is intent on gutting the Labor Relations Act in order to make it a useless for employees to organize over wages, hours, and working conditions. It is time to engage in union recognition strikes, job actions, militant acts and demonstration organized through joint activity in the workplace. We can organize outside of the legal norms when such norms become useless. Justice demands organization.
George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a senior Palestinian politician in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC later this month. Wow what a sick puppy