After it has come to light that “Black Lives Matter” is a marx­ist – and bla­tant­ly racist – orga­ni­za­tion that could not care less about equal oppor­tu­ni­ty but that, accord­ing to ral­ly signs exhib­it­ed by “activists”, sim­ply wants to “kill” or “eat the rich”, now the cli­mate change scare appears to be crum­bling to pieces as well: It appears we now have the Edward Snowden of cli­mate change alarmism.
While we are cur­rent­ly work­ing on oth­er urgent mat­ters and have hard­ly any time to fol­low up on the the throat dis­in­fec­tion com­plex, let us – very briefly – make the fol­low­ing addi­tion­al com­ments with regard to the study under­way in Kentucky. If noth­ing else, they may serve as a men­tal check to the study inves­ti­ga­tors (who we will make aware of them, of course).
A group of researchers from the UK (Cardiff and Cambridge), the US (Denver, Colorado), Spain (Barcelona), and Canada (Ottawa) has now picked up the idea we have put for­ward almost exact­ly two months ago for pre­ven­tive throat dis­in­fec­tion with viru­ci­dal agents that are known to be effec­tive against coro­n­avirus­es and safe to use in the throat. The WHO should now even more seri­ous­ly con­sid­er includ­ing it in its rec­om­men­da­tions.
COVID-19, many believe, has thrown the world into unprece­dent­ed dis­as­ter, and to those believ­ing so, the future looks bleak at best. But what if the oppo­site will prove to be true? Speculation is a noble occu­pa­tion, futures stud­ies an aca­d­e­m­ic dis­ci­pline, so we haz­ard a brief pre­view of the enor­mous eco­nom­ic and soci­etal gains for which the COVID-19 cri­sis may have just sown the seeds.