“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.”
Antoine de Saint-Exuper
Image by Dark Work
With COVID-19, doctors have no textbook from which to judge their treatments.
It is a novel virus with no proven course of treatment.
Authors know all about motivation.
FOLLOW THE MONEY does it for me with the search for treatments to this virus.
Hydroxychloroquine has shown promising results worldwide
though it seems the WHO and the CDC are downplaying it.
You know, those organizations that parroted China's initial assurances
that there was no human to human transmissions and air flights with the confined air space and contaminated arm rests were perfectly safe.
(While China's own doctors were sounding the alarm at the expense of freedom and life.)
The very people who at first said mask wearing and social distancing were not necessary.
Yeah, those people
Hydroxychloroquine is a proven generic drug.
Pharmaceutical companies could not charge large dollars for it.
Remdesivir failed as a drug for Ebola and hepatitis.
In recent studies, the placebo's effective response was close to the drug itself.
But pharmaceutical companies could charge large dollars for it.
Guess who paid for those discrediting studies?
When the mayor was more concerned
with beach money than public safety?
Despite the horrific examples of China, Italy, Spain, the UK, Seattle and New York --
all prior to the Mardi Gras parades...
the mayor and the city fathers refused to close them down.
New Orleans became a new epicenter for COVID-19.
Lake Charles kept its Mardi Gras parades and our parish has the highest death totals for SW Louisiana.
All of which has me delivering rare blood and Convalescent Plasma
down germ-infested hospital halls and past coughing patients and staff.
WHY AM I MENTIONING THIS IN
A WRITERS BLOG HOP?
We as authors are witnessing a once in a generation worldwide crucible.
A situation of severe trial,
in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.
You will never get a better chance to view humanity at its worst and its best.
Ask questions of what you see locally, nationally, and world wide.
WHY DOES THE WORLD SEEM BLIND TO ITS DOUBLE STANDARDS?
HOW DOES OUR ISOLATION AFFECT HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD?
WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR?
A QUESTION FOR YOU:
ARE YOU GETTING ANY WRITING DONE?
Me, not so much.
My own Matrix has been one of weariness.
Sunday I did blood runs from 6 A.M. to a quarter past midnight.
I slept most of Monday.
I am still writing NIGHT SEASONS set in 1947 with an Asian ghost ship,
murderous Swiss bankers who want to keep the Nazi war loot in their vaults for themselves,
and murder, mystery, and mayhem in Vienna with the supernatural filming of THE THIRD MAN with Jimmy Stewart
instead of Joseph Cotton in the lead.
(The director actually wanted Stewart for the part by the way.)
I am trying to get out a paperback edition of THE RIVAL
where all the profits from the print, Kindle, and Audio versions
will go the Covid-19 Relief Fund set up by the Salvation Army.
So, my friends, what are you doing these unsettling days?
Oh, Midnight's T-Shirt came in today, though I think he has a feline take on social distancing!