We are Your Tomorrow, with love – a poem by Kempton #covid19

Friday, 3 April, 2020

Note: Few days ago I wrote my first poem, a #covid19 poem as well and you can read it here: “I am the f**King Virus“.

We are Your Tomorrow, with love – a poem by Kempton.
(version 1.0)

We are Your Tomorrow, from Wuhan with love

We fled our city when we knew a lock down was coming

Our supermarket shelves were emptied by us in a hurry

We overwhelmed our hospitals as the cases grew exponentially

Our divorce rates spiked as we got fed up of each other

We are Your Tomorrow, from Hong Kong with love

We hoarded toilet paper as if we all had diarrhea

Our political leaders were totally useless and mistrusted so chaos ensued

We hunted for masks and were royally gouged

Our critiques of Emperor Xi legitimized our bigotry for all mainland Chinese

We are Your Tomorrow, from South Korea with love

We went to churches and “Patient 31” was reborn as “Super Spreader” accountable for half of our country’s Red Sea of Infections

Our military cleaned our streets with theatrical fogging disinfecting guns

We hoped to escape our hell of covid19 by hopping on the train named “Testing, Testing, Testing”

Our death tolls eventually slowed, epidemic curve flattened, and we even have excess testing capacity to test incoming travellers

We are Your Tomorrow, from Italy with love

We had some of the best hospitals and ICU beds but soon they were overwhelmed

Our health workers were stressed to the max. Unfortunately some caught covid19 and died

We treated our ventilators like gold and people died without one regardless of being young or old.

Our nightly singing kept our health workers’ and frontline fighters’ spirit high as if they had time to drink wine

We are Your Tomorrow, from Iran with love

We died in absolute silence or deafening thunder when no one is around to hear it

Our fanatical leaders egged us on to lick religious gates and ignore science

We died in mass graves visible from space using satellite imaging

Our land, unfortunately, may doomed to become a covid19 stronghold

We are Your Tomorrow, from United Kingdom with love

[…]

We are Your Tomorrow, from United States with love

[…]

We are Your Tomorrow, from Japan with love

[….]

We are Your Tomorrow, from Canada with love

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Credit: “We are Your Tomorrow” is a quote from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in his 20200325 presser.

20200403 JHU Med - global & US data

20200403 JHU Med – global & US data


WWIII #covid19 – Thanks Sir Dyson for your CoVent

Sunday, 29 March, 2020

20200328 Dyson CoVent - pix 01

Thanks Sir Dyson for your inventive and entrepreneurial spirit in our WWIII against covid19! May your CoVent ventilators save thousands and thousands of lives in UK and around the world soon!

Reports from 20200325 Guardian: “Dyson and Airbus expect green light to start making ventilators – The companies will start making up to 30,000 ventilators from next week to help the NHS fight Covid-19

“Dyson has been working on a completely new model of ventilator with The Technology Partnership, a Cambridge-based group of science and innovation companies with expertise in medical equipment.

Work is going on at Dyson’s Hullavington laboratory in Wiltshire, where it was designing an electric car until the plan was abandoned last year. Dyson believes it can meet the government’s requirements by deploying knowledge in areas where there is some crossover between its products and ventilators. These include digital motors, battery packs, expertise in airflow, and HEPA filters, which block fine particles but not air.

Sources familiar with the two schemes said they were in a position to start work but have been waiting on the government to give its blessing to one or both of the projects. The government is expected to provide further details on Thursday.”

From Fast Company with a reprint of Dyson’s internal email to employees: “Dyson plans to build 15,000 ventilators to fight COVID-19 The company will donate thousands of ventilators abroad.

“As the world faces ventilator shortages in the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Dyson—the U.K. company known best for making vacuums, air purifiers, and hair dryers—is collaborating on a ventilator in coordination with The Technology Partnership (TTP). Dubbed CoVent, it’s a bed-mounted, portable ventilator that can run from battery power in field-hospital conditions.

Working under a grant from the U.K. government, with oversight from the U.K. National Health Service and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Dyson has agreed to produce 10,000 ventilators for the country. On top of that, it will produce another 5,000 ventilators for donation. One thousand of those will go to the U.K. The remaining 4,000 will go to other countries. CoVent will need to receive regulatory approval before receiving funding and going into production.”

Disclosure: Years ago I sold ads in a blog post featuring you, your biography and vacuum! I’ve yet to own any Dyson products myself. May be I should find something Dyson to buy to celebrate IF (a big if) and when our WWIII against covid19 is won. It is way too early to tell…

20200328 Dyson CoVent - book - pix 02


Your #covid19 control measures have got to be exponential – New Quote I Love

Friday, 27 March, 2020

Here is a new addition to my collection of Quotes I Love.

“”This is a virus (#SARS-CoV-2 / #covid19) that once it does take off, it is going to move and increase exponentially, … your control measures have got to be exponential as well to get in front of it. So small incremental measures won’t work.”” – Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO


Bill Gates foretelling TED talk on Pandemic in 2015 & his views on #covid19 now

Thursday, 26 March, 2020

Here are two videos where you can watch Bill Gates foresight on Pandemic in 2015 & his views on #covid19 now. If his advices were heeded in 2015, thousands and thousands of lives could have been saved from #covid19.

The next outbreak? We’re not ready | Bill Gates

2020 March 25, How we must respond to the COVID-19 pandemic | Bill Gates

And as a bonus video given by Dr. Bruce Aylward. Sadly, if his words from one month and one day ago were heeded by leaders of UK and UK, then they can certainly avoid many more daths

20200225, “Coronavirus outbreak: WHO expert says countries must shift mindset to virus preparedness | FULL”


I am the f**King Virus – a poem

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

20200403 Update: Kempton has now written his second poem, “We are Your Tomorrow, with love“, also a #covid19 poem.

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(Written Sat & Sun March 21-22, 2020 as the world fights the deadly covid19. My heart is broken. Witness data on two screens captured 4 hours apart this morning on March 22nd. I write without malice but with hope. Never Give Up! We can and will win this WWIII of Covid19 together! Inspired by poet & reporter Yuri‘s poem “I AM THE VIRUS“. Many thanks to Yuri for her encouragement plus wonderful feedback & suggestions for improvements. As I tweeted, “Life is too short so I’m going to make a fool of myself by attempting my first poem! I hope I won’t die of #shame before #covid19 kills me!” Will see about that.)

I am the f**King Virus – a poem by Kempton

(version 2.48163264128256512)

I am the f**King Virus

You covered me up. And let me killed thousands

Thank you. Xie Xie. Or is it Xi Xi

WHO studied me and recommended how to beat me

but few read her report so I infected 100,000s more

How do I say thank you in Italian, Spanish, German, Persian, French, Korean, and Trumpian

I am the f**King Virus

We shall fight on the beaches

We shall fight under the cherry blossom trees

We shall fight in the churches, mosques, and synagogues

We shall fight in close combat less than 2 meters apart (with no Physical Distancing)

We can stop fighting now IF you accept my price of 1.4% of you ALL (mostly elderly, the weak plus some healthy young human beings)

I am the f**King virus

I am on the Edge of Tomorrow or is it Live Die Repeat

You are now awaken. You want to act brave and play Emily Blunt or Tom Cruise

You have finally found those bottles of deathbed messages on your empty beaches

You finally care. WHO cares. Really. Always

Give up now. My first offer of 1.4% of you ALL is gone. Now my market price has gone up to 9% (thank you China, Italy, Spain, Iran, France, and the good old US of A)

I am the f**King Virus

I am not your “Chinese Virus”. But I love your infighting. Hatred is my Superman’s yellow sun

My name is COVID19. My friend WHO gave me that lovely name.
WHO talked to me, cared about me, and studied me when few had heard about me.
I am the Fun King of Virus. Your Holocaust 2.0.
How Game of Thrones should have ended.
Your World War III genocide of humans.

I love sports. See you in Tokyo Olympics. Yes to “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, especially Faster. Like Bond, James Bond. Faster, Spread Faster

Time helps me kill you exponentially fast. But time is also fair. Time told me I cannot mutate faster to kill you better

I wish I am not illiterate. I wish I can read the WHO-China Joint Mission report, your letters/research papers in The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, Stat News and so much more. I wish I could stop you from researching for cures. I wish there is no SOLIDARITY global megatrial. I wish I could stop you from “Testing, Testing, Testing”. I wish I could change my battle plans to fight you better. Most of all, I wish I could stop you from washing your damn hands. I wish, I wish, I wish. I kill, I kill, I kill

I am the f**King virus

I am COVID-19 of the House SARS, the Second of Her Name,

Reigning Fun King of Virus, Stopper of Flights, Builder of Walls, Destroyer of Alliances

Divider of United “PPE for Highest Bidders” States, Breaker of Supply Chains and Mother of Bats.

Unless Humanity stops her infighting and work together as One to end me now

I will be back

at 10.19.08 AM 20200322 (318,209 confirmed, Total Deaths 13,664, Total Recovered 94,700) - Screen Shot

at 10.19.08 AM 20200322 (318,209 confirmed, Total Deaths 13,664, Total Recovered 94,700) – Screen Shot

at 6.12.58 AM 20200322 (311,988 confirmed, Total Deaths 13,407, Total Recovered 93,790) - Screen Shot

at 6.12.58 AM 20200322 (311,988 confirmed, Total Deaths 13,407, Total Recovered 93,790) – Screen Shot


Canada #covid19 Lockdown Day006

Saturday, 21 March, 2020

Canada - United States - South Korea - Italy - Iran - UK

20200321, “Dr. @BogochIsaac is right //rankings don’t seem to be performing well when faced w actual pandemic//
Rankings talk abstract capabilities, insights of countries’ scientists.
Actions/indecisions @JustinTrudeau @moonriver365 @realDonaldTrump impact how many live/die in #covid19 war!
And even IF we get world leaders themselves and their best scientific teams to attend simulations like GHSI and give their best efforts in providing data for these rankings, I submit they will still fail. Why do I think that?
To quote Warren Buffett,
“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
And I play copycat,
“Only in a global pandemic like #covid19 do you discover a country’s true character and if her better angels have been swimming naked.“
Simulations capture best of us in peace time so to speak. But when shits are flying, thats when travel ban, border controls, critical medical equpiments export bans come out, the shit that no country leaders are willing to admit in polite company. #covid19 shows our true selves.

20200319 NYT, “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded – Government exercises, including one last year, made clear that the U.S. was not ready for a pandemic like the coronavirus. But little was done.

20200320, #coolVideo “A good illustration of why the surgical hand washing technique is really very important

20200321, The Lancet, “Canada and COVID-19: learning from SARS

“//The 2003 SARS epidemic killed 44 people in Canada, and led to many proposals for reforms. Paul Webster looks at how the SARS outbreak has affected Canada’s COVID-19 response. […]
Canada was affected by SARS more than anywhere else outside Asia. Like COVID-19, SARS was a respiratory coronavirus originating in China, which infected more than 8000 people worldwide. More than 900 people died. Canada saw 438 suspected cases and 44 deaths, mostly in Toronto, Canada’s largest city. During the epidemic, WHO issued a travel ban for the Greater Toronto Area, which has a population of about 6 million.
Following the disaster, the Canadian Government charged Naylor with leading a thorough review. Canada’s public health system was deemed by Naylor and his co-panellists to have stumbled badly, especially in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province.
In their report, Naylor and his co-panelists outlined scores of challenges for epidemic and pandemic control. While various other outbreaks in the 16 years since SARS have “road-tested those mechanisms and enabled refinements”, says Naylor, “COVID-19 is emerging as the most severe test to date, and I think the coordinated response has been impressive.”
Inevitably, says Naylor, there have been some inconsistencies in the overall public health response as COVID-19 continues to make its mark in Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is currently in voluntary isolation while his wife is being treated for the virus.
“This is a vast country, and provinces have substantial administrative authority, including over health care”, says Naylor. “But at all levels of government and public health oversight, Canadian leaders are staying in close touch and working well together.”// “

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#covid19 daily press briefing 20 March 2020 – Live from WHO Headquarters (with timecodes to Q&As)

Friday, 20 March, 2020

#covid19 daily press briefing 20 March 2020 – Live from WHO Headquarters

List of timecodes to help quickly access specific sections where Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Dr. Mike Ryan, and Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove answered questions from the press:

0:00 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus starts press conference
11:52 Q1 by reporter from China state owned Xinhua News Agency
12:28 A1 Dr. Mike Ryan answer re implication of China has no new cases since yesterday.
14:07 Q2 from Iran re Nowruz [which means “new day”/Iranian New Year, a holiday marking the arrival of spring]
15:12 A2 from Dr. Mike Ryan
17:38 A2 from Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
18:48 Q3
19:24 A3 Dr. Mike Ryan
22:30 A3 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
23:38 Q4
24:16 A4 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
26:02 Q5 Email question from India
26:35 A5 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
28:08 Q6
28:35 A6 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
29:30 Q7
30:00 A7 Dr. Mike Ryan re lack of supply globally
34:55 A7 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
35:34 “Some countries are banning exports and that cannot be a solution”
37:00 A7 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove re recommendations on the use of masks on an individual level.
38:18 Q8
38:44 A8 Dr. Mike Ryan 41:00 These are the healthcare systems collapsing …
42:20 A8 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
43:22 Q9 from Greece
44:02 A9 Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove
45:00 A9 Dr. Mike Ryan
47:38 A9 & Concluding comments from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


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