Interesting article of Maurice De Hond on “superspread events”

“You would think: “we now know what we have to do”. The RIVM (CDC) and the virologists, who appear everywhere in the media, will finally embrace these findings and ensure an adequate approach. “But I predict that this will not happen (soon). They will say something like “this is something to research, but…”  or “theseContinue reading “Interesting article of Maurice De Hond on “superspread events””

How to make money with a not yet existing vaccine.

Moderna is a vaccine making company that has embarked on the search for a vaccine for Covid-19. The stock floated around $ 20 early in the year and started its spectacularly rise on February 24 to about $ 67 on Friday, May 15. On Monday May 18, Moderna released very optimistic news about the developmentContinue reading “How to make money with a not yet existing vaccine.”

Weird Hindsights #3: WHO does not react on information from Taiwan send on 31/12/19

Taiwan is not a WHO member, because of objections from China, which claims the island as its own and deems it to have no right to membership of international bodies. On 31/12/19 Taiwan send a email to WHO for more information about a outbreak of a possible new disease in Wuhan, but did not getContinue reading “Weird Hindsights #3: WHO does not react on information from Taiwan send on 31/12/19”

Weird hindsights #2 No quarantine for Belgiums returning from Italy.

End of February the biggest Belgian Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis did put his employees returning from Italy for 2 weeks in quarantine. They were forbidden to come to the office for two weeks. At the same time the Belgian government and leading virologist Professor Marc Van Ranst did not advice any quarantine measures for thoseContinue reading “Weird hindsights #2 No quarantine for Belgiums returning from Italy.”

Weird hindsights #1 municipal elections in France.

The 2020 French municipal elections have been held on sunday 15/03/2020 a day after the announcement of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe that the country would go in an almost complete lockdown. A planned second tour (22/03/20) has been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic. Why was the first tour a good idea and the second tour a bad idea?Continue reading “Weird hindsights #1 municipal elections in France.”

Correlation between young living with their parents and Corona victims?

The percentage of young Italians living with their parents is also among the highest in the EU, with 66% aged between 18 and 34 doing so in 2018, according to Eurostat, compared to an EU average of 48 per cent. Sweden has almost no households where the over-70s live with younger adults and children. source:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/as-the-rest-of-europe-lives-under-lockdown-sweden-keeps-calm-and-carries-on?fbclid=IwAR2S15TjOXR6Yn3jCyRDYqfawL_brlbo1JDQP4aW5-v9bvL8AusBnqOy_4UContinue reading “Correlation between young living with their parents and Corona victims?”