Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Torn Song with Lyrical Modification

Check out this fantastic Lyrical Modification of the song Torn about the state of panic and anxiety caused by the spectre of Covid-19.






Home by a creative singer
(from Torn by Natalie Imbruglia)

So I'm kind of scared of being here
There's lots of talking,
Lots of singing
Without protective gear
So all your germs are in the air

Back during SARS I was just a child
Didn't seem to know,
Seem to care
'Bout the virus running wild
But now I'm freaking out alright

I sterlize, I sanitize
My hands are always frickin' dry
There's just so many things
That I can't touch

I'm torn
How do I use the lift?
How do I get the door?
I hold onto my bags
'Cause all the germs fall to the floor

And when I get the train
I'll stand using my core
Because I don't know who the hell has touched that pole before

I need to hibernate
I wanna go back home

So then I finally went out on the street
After days of being at home
And hiding in my sheets
But then I start to worry 'cause
There's nothing left at the grocery store
I can't find bok choy no more

There's just white people things
Like pasta, cheese and corn
Where the hell's the rice?
Why's it three times the price?
And when I ask the staff,
Let's say she wasn't very nice
There's dust in my eye
But if I touch it I might die
I think the only way to get it out is start to cry

I need to hibernate
I need to go back home
Home


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Saturday, 22 February 2020

Coronavirus Don't Panic Song

Social media has caused needless panic about the novel coronavirus that originated from Wuhan in China. Keep calm; there is no need to panic.


This is a lyrical modification of the original song titled Panic by The Smiths.






Sunday, 9 February 2020

China coronavirus experts have egg on face

Here’s where it currently stands with the coronavirus (5 February 2020) ...

The latest figures show that 490 people have died in mainland China from the virus. According to the very reliable Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are now 23,680 confirmed cases in the mainland meaning the mortality rate from the virus is 2.07% nationally. 
Of the deaths, 479 have now occurred in Hubei province where the capital, Wuhan, is the eipicentre of the deadly outbreak. There have been 16,678 confirmed cases in the province making for a death rate of 2.87% in the province.





POOR PREDICTIONS FROM CHINA EXPERTS 

A week ago, on 29 January 2020, one of China’s top experts said the Wuhan coronavirus infection rate could peak in early February.

“I estimate that it will reach its peak in around the next week or 10 days, after that there will be no more major increases,” said Zhong Nanshan, the respiratory disease scientist who played the pivotal role in China’s fight against the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) coronavirus epidemic in 2002-03. (Reference link: 
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3048020/chinese-experts-say-wuhan-coronavirus-outbreak-will-not-last )

While stating that it is very difficult to make predictions about the infection peak for the new virus, Zhong said China’s efforts in early detection and early isolation were the right measures. “After doing these two things, we have enough confidence to prevent another peak,” he said.

The infection rate estimate by Zhong was echoed by Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. He said he was “optimistic” that the outbreak’s “turning point” could arrive by February 8 if current disease control protocol is maintained.

“If we stick to the current measures, we should see a turning point in the near future. Everyone predicts that the situation can improve by the time of the Lantern Festival [on February 8],” said Gao in an interview with state broadcaster CCTV on Tuesday.“I am personally optimistic, and I believe that [it will improve] earlier than this, but everyone must stick to the prevention and control measures.”

SHARP DISAGREEMENT 

Professor Gabriel Leung, dean of Hong Kong University’s medical school, is in sharp disagreement on the potential infection rate for the Wuhan virus.


“We have to be prepared, that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic,” he said. The outbreak was expected to peak in April or May in five major Chinese cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou – before the number of infections could begin to gradually decline in June or July, Leung said. As many as 44,000 people could be infected in Wuhan alone, with only 25,000 likely to be showing symptoms at this time, said Leung, citing the team’s research.



Saturday, 25 January 2020

He's a polymathematical guy

You what? Is calling someone 'polymathematical' an insult? If anything, it sounds like the person saying it is ignorant of what he is trying to say.
"He's a polymathematical guy. I spent 30 years as an investor speaking to some of the best CEOs in the world, and Jurgen [Klopp] is right up there with them. If he wasn't managing a football club, he could be managing a Fortune 500 company." 
–– Mike Gordon, executive-level bigwig, Fenway Sports Group (reference, here)

Mike Gordon (far right) was sure Jurgen Klopp (black shirt), manager of Liverpool FC, was the right man to take over after just two meetings ... because he sensed Klopp was "polymathematical" !


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