Covid -19 - what to expect after quarantine?
- Опубликовано 12.04.2020 15:31
Автор: Юлия Валова, Конфликты и законы Конфликты и законы
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Since January, pandemic syndrome shakes planet Earth. The world community is worried and actively demands clarification. The growing panic is abundantly fed by media broadcasting hundreds of diametrically opposite versions in different languages, backed up by expert assessments and an evidence base. The daily reports describing Covid-19 intervention are necessarily accompanied by mind-blowing stories and daunting figures calculating the positive dynamics of infection. Fear is growing. Traditionally, the role of the main trigger of global fear has been played by social networks over the past ten years, dragging a good half, if not three quarters, of Internet users into their web. Social networks, in the case of Ukraine - Facebook, become the source of 99.9% of coronavirus fakes and horror stories scattered with the speed of a forest fire. The degree of glow is growing!
Against the backdrop of, allegedly, the Crown Pandemic, which has claimed thousands of innocent lives since the beginning of March, the governments of most countries have declared severe quarantine. Somewhere, this precautionary measure, driving the economic system into a stupor and limiting the space of movement and communication for people, will be relevant until the end of April.
In Ukraine, most likely, quarantine will be provided until May inclusively. Compliance with quarantine conditions is carefully observed by the country's security authorities. All the forces of the National Guard are thrown into the fight against violators. Violation is punishable by high fines. In case of repeated violation, detention is supposed. From now on, there is no greater crime than disobedience to quarantine measures! Quarantine enforcement is being transferred to digital format. The city authorities are purchasing the first batch of surveillance cameras that measure the temperature of citizens and identify infected people. A special on-line application is created for citizens, who come from other countries and who fall into the risk category (possibly infected or are carriers of the virus), which involves the collection of personal data and controls their activity. Fantastic breaks through the platinum of reality. City streets are empty. Creative managers translate their activities into an online format. The President of Ukraine takes control of the education system, delegating the authority of the moderator of the All-Ukrainian virtual school to his wife. Ahead of our compatriots, at least another month and a half, for the development of a new form of existence, involving communication with the outside world through gadgets connected to the global network.
Closed to the perimeters of the four walls, people are trying to solve the riddle of what is happening, leaning toward a version of the international conspiracy theory! By the way, conspiracy theories attract people because they create ephemeral control over the situation. Any individual is not comfortable in such conditions. For most, discomfort results in attempts to find and blame what is happening for some external force, and thus relieve oneself of responsibility for helplessness. It is psychologically reassuring. In fact, conspiracy theories always accompany events that happen to them. But their relevance increases many times during periods of turmoil, global cataclysms and stresses. Growing Covid -19 is the time for dawn. As a result, at the most wonderful time of the year, when April sweet scents rage outside the window, trying to awaken consciousness from hibernation, the quarantine stuffiness systematically draws a tragic picture of the inevitable Apocalypse.
Honestly, a few weeks ago, and my mind, intoxicated by the ornate streams of terrifying facts from everywhere, made me spend several sleepless nights thinking about what was happening. In fact, I was able to compile a selection of quite interesting opinions debunking the frightening myths that were carefully imposed on us by the initiators of the pandoma-shock therapy. In order to avoid criticism of all-negatives and lovers of the choir, I will not, at least for now, draw my own conclusions. I will only give a few comments, in my opinion, logically describing the causes of the artificially created situation in the world and based on the main pillars that hold the pandemic syndrome on planet Earth.
Is the new coronovirus deadly for the inhabitants of the planet?
There is nothing new in coronaviruses. Two recent examples of the emergence of a new coronavirus are the outbreak of SARS in Asia around 2003 and MERS in the Middle East in 2012. The new strain, called Covid-19, is a herd known to WHO only in 2019. Chinese scientists were the first to determine the sequence of the new genome of the virus and immediately presented their results to scientists around the world. These data really indicate that the Covid-19 has spread hundreds of thousands of kilometers after it was originally only one person. As a result, according to recent data, since January 2020, coronavirus in the world has caused the death of more than 14 thousand people, more than 340 thousand have become infected, and about 90 thousand have recovered.
According to a microbiologist and immunologist, Professor Guido Silvestri from Italy, the country that became the epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe, the lethality of COVID-19, despite the huge number of deaths, is 2%. This means that recovery is guaranteed 98% of infected people. Most affected are people over the age of 60 who have chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and so on). According to the consensus of the microbiologist, in general, not a single healthy person has died from a coronavirus, nor a single child (even in China), because the virus itself, penetrating the alveoli, is not able to kill a person. Another thing is that the infection creates a background against which chronic ailments worsen, primarily pneumonia, which leads to death.
I want to draw the attention of readers to the fact that half of the world's population is infected with toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the simplest parasite Toxoplasma gondii, and in the WHO European Region, more than 2 million people become ill with it. In the United States, carriers are 23% of the population, and in some parts of the world the proportion of carriers reaches 95%. The situation with malaria is even worse: according to the latest World Report on the fight against malaria, released in November 2018, the number of cases of this disease increased from 217 million in 2016 to 219 million in 2017. From Malaria in 2017, 435,000 died, in 2018 - 405,000, which is comparable to the figures for previous years.
Vaccination - a panacea for the virus or carries a different semantic load?
According to the statement, Professor Guido Silvestri is actively working on the vaccine against COVID-19 by microbiologists and virologists all over the world, but this is not the immediate future. These vaccines can be made for initial clinical trials as early as the beginning of autumn, but for clinical efficacy it will probably be necessary to wait another 12-18 months. Virologists, on the other hand, believe that vaccines are not cured. At best, the effect of the virus on the patient is prevented by influenza vaccines as effectively as their absence. The effectiveness of influenza vaccines is usually evaluated in the range of 20 to 50%.
Other simple but effective remedies include the use of large doses of vitamin C, as well as vitamin D3 or, more common micronutrients needed to fight infections, including vitamins A, B, C, D and E. In addition, the remedy used on For millennia, the ancient Chinese, Romans and Egyptians - these are colloidal solutions of silver. They come in a form that can be applied as a liquid through the mouth, or administered as an injection, or applied to the skin. Colloidal silver products stimulate the immune system, fight bacteria and viruses, and are used to treat cancer, HIV / AIDS, herpes zoster, herpes, eye diseases, and prostatitis. A simple and inexpensive medicine to use in combination with others is menthol based mentholate. Used for colds and flu. Rubbing it into the skin of the nose acts as a disinfectant and prevents the penetration of microbes into the respiratory tract, including coronaviruses. None of these products or methods are harmful. Remember that some of them have been used as natural remedies for thousands of years.
It is known that the virus is a microorganism that stands on the verge between living and inanimate nature, not capable of independent reproduction and reproduced only inside the cells of other organisms. The existence of viruses was discovered only at the end of the XIX century and today microbiologists suggest that they were able to detect less than 0.001% of all viruses on Earth. Despite its primitiveness, viruses are one of the main architects of life on the planet. Once in the body of an animal, including humans, viruses cause an immune response, that is, a complex reaction of the body to the presence of a foreign and harmful subject. Thanks to viruses, the immune system is in good shape and protects our body.
Bill Gates Funding Coronavirus?
Some analysts claim that viruses can be a big business for research organizations and pharmaceutical giants developing vaccines, and point out the links between the Pirbright Institute and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is known that in the summer of 2018, the British government-funded Pirbright Institute filed a patent for coronavirus, which was approved on November 20, 2018 by the European Patent Office under the number EP3172319A1. And at the beginning of 2020, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation allocated millions of dollars to research and invent a vaccine against COVID-19.
According to Peter Koenig, a research fellow at the Center for Research on Globalization [CRG], Montreal, Canada), the Fund will promote mass vaccination measures, in the case of the invention of the COVID-19 vaccine, Bill and Melinda Gates.
The implementation of the vaccination program will be controlled by a certain agency Agenda ID2020. ID2020 is an alliance of public-private partners, including UN agencies and GAVI. This is an electronic identification program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identification. The program uses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide babies with a portable and robust biometrically linked digital identification. GAVI - The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, identifies itself on its website as a global partnership in the field of health with public and private sector organizations working on immunization for all. WHO is supporting GAVI. Of course, its main partners and sponsors are the pharmaceutical industry. The ID2020 Alliance first made itself known at the Rising to the Good ID Challenge Summit held in New York in September 2019. It presented a program of activities for 2020. In addition, a decision to deploy ID2020 activity was announced at the World Economic Forum in January 2020 in Davos.
Another hypothesis of Koenig is that along with vaccination - if not with this one, then possibly with a later one, a nanochip unknown to the person being vaccinated can be introduced. The chip can be remotely “charged” with user information, including his bank accounts - digital money. Interestingly, a few days ago WHO Director-General Tedros Adan Gebreisus made a statement that the world should move in the direction of digital money, because physical paper and coin money can spread diseases, especially endemic ones, in particular coronavirus. By the way, in many Scandinavian countries (Denmark, for example) cash is generally prohibited. And finally, in Sweden there is already an experimental program of voluntary chip encoding of the population. Thanks to the micro-chip implanted in the hand, its carrier can not only identify its personality, but also carry out financial transactions.
The world will never be the same. Does life go online?
Emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the world community to develop existing online services and give birth to completely new ones. Remote service has become especially important for people who are forced to stay at home. Experts say that with a realistic probability, the further development of various online services, the transfer of an increasing number of processes - workers, services, information - into the online space, as well as state and corporate surveillance, with the end of quarantine, will receive an additional impetus for development.
The latest technology, which has developed exponentially over the past two decades, has been waiting for the moment to launch a new grand transformation of society. The technological platform, infrastructure, and communications system that have been created over the past three decades have received their “disruption”. The pioneer companies that launched this process (Google, Amazon, Tencent, Alibaba, etc.) have developed new technologies and new relationships that have begun to change the traditional economy. Even Jack Ma, referring to the small share of these companies in the global economy and their weak pace of development, could not have imagined such an unexpected boom.
- The delivery service, which yesterday occupied a couple of percent of the retail market, and even then only in megacities of developed countries, having experienced explosive growth, rapidly began to conquer settlements and is unlikely to slow growth even after the lifting of restrictions.
- The market for distance education, the benefits of which the experts argued without enthusiasm, is beginning to dominate traditional forms of education. In addition, new online services have already appeared, about which only the most daring futurologists spoke: the Louvre is surprised at the growth in the flow of visitors - not only in the halls, but on the online platform.
- At the same time, for alternative, traditional businesses, the transition of society to the on-line mode has become a signal for operational reformatting, searching for niches that have not yet been occupied or death.
But this is just the first wave. It will be followed by more ambitious changes.
The transition of tens of millions of people to remote work in just a few weeks led to unexpected discoveries. Experts say that employees proved to be more effective precisely at home. At the same time, the traffic of watching TV shows during working hours did not increase significantly, but the traffic of corporate instant messengers and online education sites exceeded all expectations. The employer realized that remote work can be one third more effective than office work and half as much. Coworking, which yesterday seemed like an innovation, today looks like an obsolete transitional stage to the remote type of employment - and is unlikely to return. As a result, the direct connection between the consumer, supplier, employee and the place of direct decision-making on a specific request will be reduced. The mass of cushioning professions will become rudimentary. Business is unified. Perhaps this is the goal of COVID-19 therapy?
Digital education is an element of behavioral transformation of generation
Olga Chetverikova, Director of the Center for Research on Spiritual Culture and Ideology at the Institute for Fundamental and Applied Research at Moscow University for the Humanities, has been studying the issue of the effectiveness of digital education for a long time. Her book, "Transhumanism in Russian Education, was recently published. Our children as a commodity". In the publication, the author analyzes the foresight project developed in Russia, suggesting by 2025 the complete elimination of the traditional education system. In her opinion, instead of education, coding and programming of students of secondary educational institutions are introduced.
Briefly about the project. Back in 2016, the so-called Moscow Electronic School (MES) was introduced in some schools in Moscow. In September 2017, there were already more than six hundred such schools, and this year it was announced that this program is being introduced in all schools in Moscow. The infrastructure of the school involves the introduction of electronic diaries, electronic journals, interactive whiteboards, laptops, tablets, the ability for students to communicate via Wi-Fi with an interactive whiteboard, receive tests and do them. Testing of tasks is carried out by a computer, while the teacher is removed from this process as much as possible. It turned out further that the Moscow Electronic School is the basis for the creation of the Russian Electronic School (NES), which, in turn, is the basis for the creation of the large Digital School project, which covers various levels of education. As a result, by 2025, Russia plans to create a digital, comprehensive space as part of a global educational project. Such a system of education is being consistently introduced in many countries of the world, including the United States.
According to Chetverikova, electronic educational space is part of the process of globalization, the creation of a digital society. Globalization involves a change in people's consciousness, their transition to new standards, the type of perception of reality. In addition, digitalization makes it possible to exercise total control over a person, over his personal data. A change in the education system is in the interests of large business, which perceives not knowledge, but only skills. To do this, it is necessary to unify all educational technologies on a global scale. It is unification that makes it possible to introduce methods that determine human behavior from early childhood.
By the way, according to open data, the largest US companies dominate the e-education market. These are courses at Stanford University, 23 million users. Courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University - 10 million users. Khan Academy with the participation of Google and the Gates Foundation - 15 million users, etc. Accordingly, these companies determine the development of electronic educational space.
In Ukraine, educational reform also involves the consistent introduction of digital technology in the educational process. But, given the economic conditions of the country and the conjuncture of our education system, the transition to the on-line regime was expected much in later periods. The introduction of quarantine forced events. Of course, the effect of surprise and the urgent creation of an all-Ukrainian online school demonstrated the complete unpreparedness of the system for innovation. But, not holy pots sculpted. The grants in the field of online education that have been correctly mastered by foreign experts will bring our system to the state that meets the requirements of globalization. Time will put everything in its place. In the order critical to thinking humanity or for the sake of the interests of transnational corporations.
Yulia Valova, Conflicts and laws
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