Indoor temperature, humidity, and ventilation must be increased in public and private buildings to curb COVID-19 transmission. Indoor temperatures of at least 75°F (24°C) and relative humidity levels of 50%-60% are recommended.
Good ventilation (rapid exchange of indoor and outdoor air) also decreases the coronavirus spread.
A large body of research shows that low temperatures and low humidity contribute to flu-like virus epidemics, while high temperatures and high humidity reduce or even prevent flu-like epidemics. The results are confirmed in the lab. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses and Influenza viruses are enveloped RNA viruses from the respiratory virus group, so this knowledge is fully applicable to the current epidemic. There are many mechanisms by which higher absolute humidity suppresses these viruses, including:
- keeping our mucous membranes wet and better capable of dealing with the viruses
- faster virus deactivation on surfaces and in the air
- decreasing amount of virus which is expelled with cough in droplets but remains in the air as aerosol
People in the US and other developed countries spend most of their time indoors. The typical indoor conditions are characterized by very low relative humidity, lower than optimal temperature, and bad ventilation. Heating and air-conditioning without humidification dries indoor air, and the low humidity contributes to survival, infectivity preservation, and transmission of the coronavirus. There is evidence that the indoor climate has been worsening over the last 10-15 years.
See Increased indoor humidity may decrease #Coronavirus #COVID-19 transmission in WUWT for the full article with annotated references.
To reduce transmission of COVID-19 indoors: increase indoor humidity (and, possibly) temperature.
If you are in an affected area, you set the indoor temperature to 75°F (24°C) or more, and relative humidity to 50-60%. The humidity is more important parameter. In the same time, keep the space well ventilated. See Increased indoor humidity may decrease #Coronavirus #COVID-19 transmission in WUWT. Continue reading Increase Indoor Humidity
2020-03-28 update: too late now. In hindsight, it was too late at the time of publication. There were already too many asymptomatic carriers. Now increase indoor humidity in public places. Continue reading How [we failed] to Stop COVID-19
The run on toilet paper might have been caused by a Russian practical joke, spread by FB, TWTR, & GOOGL. Most likely, this joke was not government backed. Continue reading Notes 2020 March
Google incites more panic by placing an animated danger sign and mentioning coronavirus on its homepage. Google also gives wrong advice for diagnostics and prevention COVID-19 disease. Continue reading Google Gives Wrong COVID19 Advice
Google and the fake news media supported by it by cash and undisclosed promotional placement continue spreading panic. Note the words in the first thumb image: Chaos at American Airports. This is what enemy propaganda looks like.
Also note that the link on the very top does not point to any location, but proposes to share the original search, i.e. self-propagates like a virus.
The book Three Seconds Until Midnight by Dr. Steven Hatfill, Robert Coullahan, and Dr. John Walsh, published in November 2019, explains that we must be constantly prepared to pandemics caused by RNA viruses, which might be many times more lethal than COVID-19. It also shows the state of (un-)preparedness, in which the US was in 2014-2017.
The name of Dr. Steven Hatfill might be familiar. He was the victim of Mueller’s investigation methods following the 2001 anthrax letters. Dr. Steven Hatfill was cleared in the court, and received compensation. In the following quotes, the emphasis is added.
The conclusion is that none of the current approaches is funded or up to the needs of today. The sources of this problem are multiple. One is the involvement of non-medical planners such as politicians or DHS.
From 1996 until 2014 the United States has spent a conservative $79 billion towards a National Biological Defense. Yet in 2014, the Government demonstrated that it could not properly implement a simple syndromic surveillance system at five U.S. airports to screen for possible Ebola cases from West Africa. This event prompted us to examine 18-years of recorded GAO (Government Accountability Office) reports and testimony to determine the current state of U.S. preparedness for another lethal 1918-type Influenza pandemic. What we found was billions of wasted dollars, the purchase of defective equipment, out-of-date pandemic supplies, conflicting national guidelines, and the massive stockpiling of poorly chosen antiviral drugs with a questionable effectiveness in a pandemic. These stockpiled drugs remain a major feature of the US Government’s 2015 (updated 2017) Influenza Pandemic Response Plan. … the federal plan unrealistically shifts the most severe problems of a pandemic response to the local authorities of our towns and cities.
Continue reading Obama Administration Left USA Unprepared
Google and YouTube are State Actors is published in the American Thinker.
COVID-19 on CDC
On January 31, President Trump ordered Suspension and Limitation on Entry of travelers from China to prevent transmission of COVID-19 (2019-nCoV). After that, Google manually fixed search results to direct users to the website of UN World Health Organization (WHO) which opposed traffic restrictions at that time:
WHO advises against the application of any restrictions of international traffic based on the information currently available on this event
Facebook did a similar thing. They announced those manipulations as a fight against misinformation. This is more lethal than Google’s old COVFEFE trick. On the other hand, Big Tech has not incited riots, as they did in response to the travel ban three years earlier.
WHO repeated its objections to travel restrictions on January 30 and maintained them until February 11, when it acknowledged that “[travel] measures may have a public health rationale at the beginning of the containment phase of an outbreak.” Silicon Valley and MSM interfered with US government communication and spread the UN misinformation. Continue reading Google Misinforms US on COVID-19
2020-03-01: annual wireless data costs ($90B) are added to fixed broadband ($60B), yielding $150B, redistributed by Obamanet in favor of MOTU.
Supporters of Big Tech impunity pulled a quick one on us. They say that as conservatives and libertarians, we are against government interference with private businesses, so we should leave Big Tech alone. This argument is disingenuous. As conservatives and libertarians, we tend to be against laws, regulations, and government policies that interfere with private businesses. But the existing laws, regulations, and policies that restrain, constrain, endanger, and otherwise interfere with private businesses must be enforced on Big Tech just as they are enforced on other businesses. If government tells a small bakery owner that he cannot select customers, the government must tell the same to Google, Facebook, and Twitter, just billions of times stronger.
We also support enforcement of valid contracts (rather than fictitious ones, like social media Terms of Service), and prosecution of corporations for fraud and deceptive advertising. This said, Big Tech (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Netflix) are not real private corporations, but state actors, illegal monopolies, and illegal agents of foreign governments. Continue reading How Obamanet Created “Masters of the Universe”
The business model of Google, Facebook, and Twitter went from technical service providers to GULAG or concentration camp:
- They treat the users not as customers, but as inmates. They have almost no customer service. Instead, they have content moderators—the equivalent of prison guards. A moderator / prison guard is the most numerous job in these companies.
- Respectively, instead of providing services they attempt to prevent us from saying or doing forbidden things.
- They also try to prevent the inmates from escaping. GFT don’t need walls and guard towers – their products are addictive enough to keep many inmates close. But they also take hostages – a man cannot leave Facebook if his friends are held by it.
- This said, the walls have been erected. Apple & Google banned Gab from their online stores and keep blocking other escape routes. They went as far as to collectively attack Mastodon – an open source software that allows creating decentralized communities competing with Twitter.
- Facebook and Twitter make money from content created by their inmates without any compensation, literally slave labor.
- They don’t talk to us, but research us and experiment on us.
Continue reading Social Media GULAG
2020-02-10 update: Based on media reports from 2014-2015, the IRA might have been used by the military and/or intelligence of the Russian Federation to develop and tests methods of causing physical events in the US through social media. These tests were successful, but not connected to the 2016 elections.
If so, Brennan, Comey, McCabe and their accomplices have intentionally misinterpreted intelligence information, leaving the US vulnerable to adversaries’ activity via social media. Adversaries can also use existing allies within the US, as shown in the excellent analysis by Yaacov Apelbaum:
“Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. … Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.”
These demonstrations bring to mind indoctrination, training, and organization, conducted with the blessing of the top echelon of the Democratic party (including Keith Ellison, Al Gore, Elizabeth Warren), and financed by Silicon Valley (including Google and Facebook) with the idea that progressives must be prepared to fight back in the first hours and days of a national security crisis.
The article from October 2018: Continue reading Imaginary Social Media Component of Imaginary Russian Meddling
2020-02-14: the attached report is updated with a suspected live case of attempted child trafficking for sex through craigslist
2020-02-07 update: craigslist failed to label Gigs->Talent and “Therapeutic services” categories (where sex-for-sale and cash-for-sex ads were published) with the standard metadata indicating adult content for web filtering software.
Craigslist, Inc. has been in the business of facilitating child sex abuse, sex trafficking, and illegal prostitution since 2008 or even earlier. In 90% of the US, these crimes were craigslist’s only business from November 2008 to July 2013.
These crimes were craigslist’s main or close second business in the areas where it had other businesses. Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster have been majority owners, directors, and managers of craigslist since its incorporation in 2004. eBay held 28.4% of craigslist equity from 2004 to 2015. Craigslist facilitated child sex abuse, sex trafficking, and illegal prostitution by: Continue reading Craigslist Sex Trafficking Business
Twitter made the phrase Kill All Jews Trending in New York on November 2, 2018 – four days before the Congressional elections. The trending topics are created by Twitter itself, not its users. My experience as a software engineer suggests that someone inside Twitter made this a trending topic manually, or tinkered with the software code to make this topic trending in New York, possibly to blame Trump for it. Twitter’s trending topics are not “information provided by another information content provider” for which it might be protected from liability under Section 230. Continue reading Twitter Bans Communication
A CONSPIRACY TO DEFAME SERGEI MILLIAN
How Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, Primary Sub-source, & Brian Ross knowingly conspired to defraud the Federal Government and criminally defame Sergei Millian, by Monsieur America on December 24, 2019
Can there be a lie more cold, repugnant, and traitorous than that of the intelligence community burning its own CI asset Carter Page to claim him an agent of a hostile foreign power? Continue reading Notes 2020 Jan
The UK-based Oxford Internet Institute (OII) claiming to be “dedicated to the social science of the Internet” is actually an ordinary propaganda mill, despite its Oxford brand. Since 2016, it brought its pseudo-scientific research to bear on multiple topics of public debate related to the internet and social media in the US and other countries.
Oxford Internet Institute produced junk science rejecting actual scientific evidence that Big Tech services harm adolescents’ mental health. This junk science was used in an advertorial published by Facebook in the Telegraph, UK. The Computational Propaganda Project of this “Institute” (ComProp) played a key role in creating the social media component of the Russia Hoax in November 2016.
This post contains supporting material for the article The Russia Hoax Was Aided by NGOs Peddling Junk Science in the American Thinker, December 31, 2019. Continue reading Oxford Internet Institute of Junk Science etc.
Hate speech and misinformation on social media are real issues. However, these issues are caused by the structure and mechanics of the social media platforms, which express the business models and philosophy of companies operating them (Google YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter).
Freedom of speech allows anyone to say anything, but no one is required to listen. Before social media, people usually spoke to specific audiences that had agreed to listen to them. A reporter or radio host spoke to the people who bought the newspaper or tuned in to the radio station. A preacher spoke to people who went to his church or house of worship. Members of a social club chose to speak and listen to each other. People spoke freely in the company of their family, friends, or other important relationships. As an exception, a village idiot could yell on top of his lungs in public, but nobody cared. Continue reading Social Media vs Freedom of Speech
In early 2019, the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) produced and published studies, in previously reputable journals, rejecting the association between Big Tech services and a significant decline in adolescents’ mental health: Orben & Przybylski (2019), Orben & Przybylski (2019), Orben, Dienlin, & Przybylski (2019). OII is funded by Big Tech, leftist foundations, and multiple foreign governments.
As stated by Jonathan Haidt and Jean Twenge, these studies share the same defect with an earlier paper by OII. They incorrectly assume a linear association between Big Tech services’ use and the health outcome, when the association is non-linear. Negative health outcomes are associated with heavy or typical Big Tech services use.
Continue reading Oxford Internet Institute Lies about Teens Health
My article What the IG Report Missed about the role of the hoax cyber intrusion investigation in #Spygate is published in the American Thinker. This post contains supporting quotes and comments. Continue reading Cyber Investigation in IG Report
On Dec 9, the DOJ website published the report from OIG Horowitz, in the form of a PDF file. On Dec 11, the report has been updated. Former FBI Director James Comey is mentioned more than 164 times in this document. In all but one case, where one sees the name Comey appears, the actual text spells “Corney”. The actual text is what one searches when using the “Find” function in the PDF document, or receives when doing Copy-Paste. A search for “Corney” returns 163 results while a search for “Comey” returns 0 results. This consistent and intentional misspelling of Comey’s name exists in many files posted on government websites, since at least 2018. There is one misspelling ‘Camey’. Continue reading The Comey / Corney Sharade
“The executive Power shall be vested in a
President of the United States of America.”
Article II of the Constitution
Over the last three years, the Democrats – MSM – Lawfare complex have tried to convince us that Lt. Col. Vindman or other Executive branch officers are entitled to adjudicate decisions of President Trump. Of course, they are not. Before the 2016 elections, there were no doubts about it. The quotes below come from Benjamin Wittes, writing in the Lawfare Blog, May-July 2016. Lawfare is the brain behind the resistance strategy, per sundance. Continue reading Powers of the American Presidency, Lawfare 2016
McCarthy, Andrew C. How the Obama Administration has Politicized Justice: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State. (2010)
This very short book shows that Obama administration subverted and politicized the DOJ and the intelligence community from its first days. Obama filled the top ranks of the DOJ with what usually restrained Andrew McCarthy calls al Qaeda Defense Bar, and investigated the CIA, FBI, and DOJ officials who fought the war on terror. The book was released in 2010 based on less than a year of the Obama administration. No doubt, it became worse toward the end. This is what Donald Trump has been facing. (The quotes are from the Kindle edition. Emphasis is added.)
[Eric] Holder reopened an investigation of six-year-old allegations against CIA interrogators – an investigation that had been closed because professional career prosecutors (i.e., not Bush political appointees) had determined that no crimes had been committed. … The CIA officers must endure additional expense and anxiety, while the intelligence community recedes into the ethos of risk aversion that allowed 9/11 to happen. Continue reading Not so Deep Roots of “Deep State”
We stand with President’s advisor Stephen Miller in the face of the vicious smear. He had been continuously defamed and dehumanized (Terrible News: Stephen Miller Reportedly Has a Human Girlfriend, Vanity Fair) since the January 2017 travel ban.
The latest smear campaign is entirely based on the fake “Hayden dossier”. Continue reading Fake Dossier on Stephen Miller