I’ve had several people ask me what my take is on what is happening with the ChiCom Flu. Folks this is not going to have more than a few mentions of Amateur Radio, and my thoughts contain both hope & doom, so it your sensibilities require ignoring the downside, perhaps stop reading now?
You may notice I’ve moved my naming of the Chinese Virus, COVID-19, C19, SARS-Cov2, Kung-Flu and Coronavirus to a better descriptive of the “ChiCom Flu.”
ChiCom Flu captures my thoughts fairly well, origin=China, Perpetrator=CCP (Chinese Communist Party, and mechanism=flu-on-‘roids.
All parties seem pretty clear that the point of origin was Wuhan China no later than December 2019. Numerous indicators suggest patient-zero (the first known patient) was months before. In virus cycles various animals (including humans in the case of animal viruses) can act as reservoirs basically storing the virus with minimal harm to the storing host. While bats and other creatures are being pointed to as reservoirs for the ChiCom Flu reports of finding the virus in the wild are not out there. Evidence to support the claim of Chinese Bats being either the point of origin or a reservoir are not being support by science at this stage.
Logically we can still assert the point of origin is near Wuhan and that the bat-story is weak.
The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) itself has alleged ChiCom Flu is a virus introduced as a Bio-Weapon (BW) claiming the US Army introduced it to Wuhan. Look at the CCP claim critically as it undoes their prior PR (or propaganda if you prefer) saying the virus was a natural mutation that came from eating under-cooked bat soup in the Wuhan Wet Food Market. So suddenly even the Chinese have dropped the “all natural, but nasty” to claim it is a Bio-Weapon.
Our response has to be strong whether a BW or natural, but with the knowledge that the CCP considers it a BW we can basically throw away our usual preconceptions and assumptions about how the ChiCom Flu Virus actually works.