Think most would agree, COVID-19 has caused more changes, concerns and frustrations than any viruses in our lifetime … I hear that it will subside after the upcoming election … some think it is some type of political virus, not sure I understand … But it has caused more disruptions than most, maybe all in our lifetime…
So, the Hester research team, consisting of one … me … began to research the virus … and previous viruses … Remember Smallpox, killed about 300 million people worldwide, was finally declared eradicated in the late 1970s. No one seems to know exactly where the virus came from, according to Wikipedia.
Measles was a rare, fatal disease that killed thousands worldwide. Before the introduction of vaccination in the US in the 1960s there were more than 500,000 cases each year resulting in about 400 deaths … in developed countries children were mainly infected between the ages of three and five, but in developing countries half the children were infected before the age of two. In the US and UK, there were regular annual or biannual epidemics of the disease…
Polio was another, AIDS, Influenza, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis viruses … just a few epidemics in our lifetime. However, I do believe the current is the most disruptive. And hopefully, it will become more manageable when medication is available to control, hopefully eradicate…
Again, my source for info was Wikipedia … Google to seek more…
If hot weather eradicates COVID-19, no signs yet. Hot weather is here, and more is on the way.
Forecast for today … Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 74. Hot again tomorrow (Thursday) with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid 90s and a 30% chance of rain.
We may get a break in the hot temps Friday and Saturday when highs are expected to be in the high 80s. Sunday and Monday’s highs … 90s.
“Never regret anything that made you smile.” Mark Twain
“Whatever you do, do it well.” Walt Disney
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” Maya Angelou
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