I just finished Erik Larson’s latest book, The Splendid and the Vile. It covers the first year of Churchill’s time as Prime Minister in WWII, during which the British pulled off a miraculous escape from Dunkirk, Britain endured 8 months of near-nightly bombing raids, and the US passed the Lend-Lease Act as FDR’s response to Churchill’s pleas for weapons and munitions. The book is centered around Churchill but also has detailed accounts of others in his family, various key advisors, and various figures in the US and Germany. As usual, it’s a stellar narrative by Larson that reads like a serial action story.
It’s a really good time to read a book like this, remembering the past sacrifices people made and hardships entire countries have had to endure, and yet emerged from. I’m starting a new book, Last Hope Island, that focuses on the contributions made by some of the smaller European nations during WWII, including a number of government leaders who had taken refuge in London while still resisting the Germans after their countries were overrun (hence, the title of the book).
Definitely more then the flu. The damage to the lungs is alarming. Seems to act like more then just a virus in the 5% who get it real bad.
From my friend in his 50's. He is not even in the hospital but at home.
Im willing to look into sharing my immunity (once I survive).
I im 9 days into exposure.
Thank god lungs are clear. Breathing is strong. Dealing with 20% normal energy. No appetite. Lost 9 pounds so far.
Fever ranging from 101 - 103.
Fun. Fun. Fun.
Not sure what schools have to do with baseball. Schools have closed because it is hard to get the schoolyear finished before the start of the next one. Also that is public, not privately owned like MLB. I think baseball could do July or earlier if necessary. Seems MLB doesn't want to start unless fans can attend. NBA and NHL, I think were looking at the CBA(Chinese basketball league) for starting up. Sending players to neutral sites, keeping players and coaches under quarantine, and playing in empty stadiums. I think baseball could do that in Arizona or Florida or both. I kind of agree with Mark Cuban that games would help people in the crisis, but would need to be done safely. WWE seems to be handling it well so far. UFC is also going to try with 249 and their last Fight Night in Brazil.
50-80% is quite a wide array statistically which means its still not clear. if its closer to 80% you are more correct, if its 50%, we are choosing to kill people being short because 1/2 people on ventilators survive.