Thursday, March 19, 2020

Pandemic 2020: COVID-19 Spreads Across the World

The world is like we've never witnessed before. The United States as well as the entire world, is battling the war against a deadly and highly contagious virus. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) started in Wuhan, China several months ago. An alarming number of folks were getting infected with the virus in Wuhan. Folks were falling out in the street by open markets, people walking around them, left as a reminder of the disruptive and deadly virus.

How did the outbreak start?
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a "wet market" in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds. 

Such markets pose a heightened risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans because hygiene standards are difficult to maintain if live animals are being kept and butchered on site. Typically, they are also densely packed.

The animal source of the latest outbreak has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats. Bats were not sold at the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens or other animals sold there. 

Bats are host to a wide range of zoonotic viruses including Ebola, HIV and rabies.

The spread of the virus was rapid and did not discriminate. It became apparent that folks could become exposed to the virus just by being in close contact with an infected person. The disease, in my opinion, is also airborne. If a person coughs and doesn't cover their mouth, droplets travel from the mouth and nose and those droplets linger and travel in the air. Meanwhile, folks in the area, breathe in those infected droplets. If an infected person coughs in their hand and then uses that hand to touch surfaces that others will also touch, and folks start touching their faces and mouths, the virus can spread.

The CDC, World Health Organization and medical professionals, issued dire updates on the increasing rise of those infected in the United States as well as around the world. Due to the extent of the spread, it has caused schools to close, businesses to close and government officials urging everyone to stay home and practice social distancing for two weeks or more. Local governments are issuing their own mandatory precautions such as curfews, as well as limiting restaurants to carryout and delivery only.

The virus is very dangerous within the elderly population and folks with underlining medical issues. It is essential to keep them isolated from others to help keep them from becoming infected.

So much has been happening around the world and within the U.S. for the last several weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It became clear immediately that President Trump was not on top of the health crisis when it first hit. Trump initially called the virus "fake news" made up by the media. His supporters echoed his sentiments, despite what medical professionals were saying. As the numbers began to rise, Trump continued to make things worse. He stated there would be millions of tests available and a vaccine would be ready quickly. Immediately after his statements, medical experts would dispute Trump's false rhetoric.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CANDYMAN [Horror] in Theaters 6.12.20 [Movie Trailer]

One of the highly anticipated films hitting theaters this summer, is the sequel to the 1992 horror film Candyman that starred Tony Todd.

Academy Award winning screenwriter Jordan Peele, is back with another must see gem....that dares you to take a glimpse into a new tale of horrific terror.

The newest chapter stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa, Estelle Williams, and Tony Todd

Is Candyman back?

Click to watch the trailer: