Forget COVID-19, Reuters has discovered an even more malevolent strain in “the Amazon jungle city of Manaus,” wherever that is.
Oh my God, it’s horrible, this Amazon jungle city variant:
“Highly transmissible … unique constellation of mutations … 1.4 to 2.2 times more transmissible than the initial form … new mutated form … evade immunity … reduced protection … .”
In other words, the brand-new Amazon jungle city variant is deadlier than acid rain, paraquat, Alar, mad cow disease, avian bird flu, cyclamates, PCBs, second-hand smoke, bacon, saccharin, aerosol spray, nuclear power, killer bees, cranberries, red dye #4, Y2K and net neutrality — combined!
Remember the 15 days to flatten the curve? That was a year ago. And there is no end in sight.
We actually hopped off the train about 11 months ago. We plan to watch the hysteria with declining amusement. As I listen to the vaccine rollout in places like Kansas and Europe I am struck by just how easy and painful it is to put government in charge of distribution of anything. If the government was responsible for rolling out electricity 80% of the country would still be living in the dark without hot water, power or light.