Fake NewsThe corona epidemic gives birth to lots of fake news on the Internet, e.g., concerning disinfectants, most of which are excellent for bacteria but useless against viruses. Used in excess, they present a severe overkill. Remedies against SARS-CoV-2 do not exist. Those offered are fake, and some of them could even be deadly.
It was only a matter of time until good old Nostradamus would rear his head. Allegedly he wrote in 1521: “There will be a twin year (2020) when a queen (Corona) from the East (China) will come. In the darkness of the night, she will spread the plague on a land with 7 hills (Italy) and will turn the twilight of the people into dust to destroy the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it."
Linguists looked through all of Nostradamus’ work and were unable to locate the above quotation.
This “scientific” news fueling panic is bullshit and deserves POTUS’s newly coined comparative form of fake news, i.e., corrupt news.
It is common knowledge that the lungs exposed to fine dust over extended periods are damaged. Such prior damage makes lung tissue prone to additional attacks.
During his professional life, Red Baron learned that miners working in a dusty environment end up developing silicosis. This is “minor” compared to workers like those in Schneeberg, Erzgebirge, digging uranium ore for the Soviet Union after the war. In addition to dust, these miners were exposed to high levels of airborne Radon. While exposure to Radon gas already is a health hazard, those miners almost without exception developed lung cancers later in life due to the combined effect of dust and radioactivity.
|Note the empty seats in the Bundestag. The deputies keep their distance.|
Some took their seats in the otherwise empty public gallery above.
|Minister Kaliczek is touching her face on national television.|
*e.g., the Frauenhofer Gesellschaft or the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
EncountersMany people in Freiburg walk ... alone or with one partner only. So during my forced marches, I meet friends and less known people on the street with whom I exchange comforting words while keeping the due distance.
One of the most enjoyable encounters on my way to the pharmacy on Friday was the one with the Director of Freiburg's Carl-Schurz-Haus, charming Friederike Schulte, walking her son in the spring-like sun. While in full social contact, we talked at a physical distance of 4 meters being larger than recommended.
|Coronavirus is stupid|
City Anniversary Goes Online
|Freiburg sticks together|
The ban on events decreed to contain the coronavirus has far-reaching consequences for the city's anniversary too. However, the goal of celebrating a festival for and with the people of Freiburg remains the same despite changed circumstances.
Therefore, over the last few days, various players have met under the motto "Freiburg sticks together," and have come up with ideas for a digital offer. As many cultural and educational events as possible will be made accessible In the coming weeks from home.
All present and future offerings will be bundled on the anniversary homepage www.2020.freiburg.de. The site currently contains the digital offerings of the municipal library, the municipal theatre, and the city museums with more to follow.
|Today at 1830 hours MET.|
|Protective measures even in Plattdütsch (Lower German)|
|Two-way traffic and a minimum 2-meter distance to be observed for joggers|
at the west bank of Hamburg’s Außenalster (Outer Alster lake) (©Die Zeit)
|Although the curve starts to bend, it's not over yet (©ntv).|
|Do not rejoice: not all the cases have been counted for March 29 (©ntv).|
Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German people that the strict measures taken will stay in effect until April 20. It is Führers Geburtstag, a bad day for Germany.