Anybody here recall a series of super cool books involving one young adolescent student and his friends enrolled at a school named Hogwarts? (What a name, a wart on a hog......who could name a school after a pig's pimple but make it classy, exclusive, unique and special?)
The villain in the story soon appears, referred to "he who shall not be named" which naturally draws even more attention to Voldemort, whose name I really liked: Volde- which sounds like "volver" meaning in Spanish to turn into, and -mort which sounds like "dead" in Portuguese. Smart wordsmithing from, and crafty use of literary technique by author JK Rowling, which I blame on the air in Scotland.
I will humbly borrow her method here and refer to a vaccine for "the thing which shall not be named". Y'all will figure it out, I am confident.
A reader asks:
Watching the news and they are reporting a new dangerous strand of "the thing which shall not be named". Dr. Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the USA) commented that we should see more of this particular strand in other states. What does The Committee say about this? Are they just blowing smoke or is this real? I'm seeing some of my friends now have "the thing which shall not be named" and a few at work have been diagnosed now. Some have mild symptoms but a few are in the hospital.
Responds The Committee:
C: This mutation or evolution is occurring as the natural development of many viruses, caused in part by vigorous efforts made to treat patients. Viruses seek to survive, attempt to adapt and these changes are the result. The effects on patients are nearly exactly the same, the transmissibility of this new strain is the same and the strain will react to treatment in the same ways. The occurrence of symptoms and mortality is not worse. Its appearance indicates a significant step towards the near disappearance of this virus from the human population. It is not more contagious, or more resistant to certain medications, orally administered vitamins and/or mineral supplements, and it is not more dangerous or risky. It will resist the current vaccine somewhat. Great variation occurs with each person, as does with all viruses, patients, treatments and vaccines. This strain does not represent a new or increased threat.
Overall, the virus and its subsequent permutations are making their way through the human population as it always was to happen. Efforts to block this process with hopes of eliminating it, were and remain a fantasy. Humans have not eliminated any virus completely and will not eliminate this one. Keeping your distance from other humans in still, indoor air is the only way to temporarily delay the inevitable, for everyone and you also individually. Elsewhere, in larger indoor spaces and outdoors, the transmission is much less likely to nearly impossible.
Humans cannot be isolated from others; you must meet and breathe, including indoors. Masks protect your nose but not your eyes, thus provide very little protection and only briefly. The best surgical masks stop about half the viruses at best, cloth is nearly useless and pointless. The surgical masks only help where time of proximity is cut to an absolute minimum. Masks worn by contagious people become useless after thirty seconds or so, depending on the volume of exhaled air from a contagious person.
Human society cannot survive extended restrictions, this is not viable. The nearly futile measures imposed and now being re-imposed worldwide are serving only to augment fear.