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CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, March 2, 2020

by William Hamilton, Ph.D.

Coronavirus: God works in mysterious ways

The United States has much to learn from a microscopic organism that looks like a fuzzy tennis ball with spikes sticking out in all directions. It is called the Coronavirus.

The good news is that the Coronavirus cannot spread by itself. The bad news is that the Coronavirus is a bio-aerosol, a hitchhiker that attaches itself to the tiny droplets we humans expel when we breathe out or cough. The Coronavirus thrives and multiplies in human lungs where it replicates itself, resulting in the destruction of our normal lung cells that are vital to the extraction of live-giving oxygen from our blood supply.

Back to the good news. The spread of the Coronavirus can be arrested. In January 2020, the Trump Administration halted air travel between Red China -- where the disease was first detected, --and the United States. Yet, to make America safe, both major political parties will have to agree on even more draconian measures. Come November, you can decide which political party acted responsibly and which did not. Hopefully, both.

At present, we do not know if the Coronavirus threat will rise to the level of the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed over 500,000 Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. influenza deaths have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000-per-year; however, in 2017, flu deaths spiked to 80,000.

Meanwhile, we are learning a great deal from the Coronavirus. For example, over the last three decades, the elites of both major political parties who -- until January, 2016 ran this country -- exported industries vital to our national survival to Red China, the rival nation-state that openly proclaims its goal of supplanting the United States as the world’s leading nation-state.

Now, we learn that over 80-percent of our antibiotics and other life-saving pharmaceuticals are produced in Red China. Some of the parts for our most sophisticated military hardware are also made in Red China.

Currently, a break in the U.S.-China supply chain is driving the stock market down. But, as always, the stock market will recover.

The United States would be wise to use the Coronavirus crisis as the opportunity to repatriate non-polluting industries such as: pharmaceuticals, defense spare parts, textiles, footwear, and consumer electronics from Red China, bringing millions of jobs back here for U.S. workers.

The Coronavirus crisis also drives home the need to secure our borders. We cannot isolate any bio-aerosol threat as long as our antiquated immigration laws are so blatantly porous and our border physical barriers are so incomplete. Inexplicably, we allow disease-ridden third-world migrants to ebb and flow across our borders, and to remain in certain sanctuary cities.

Outside of Red China, Iran is the nation-state most adversely impacted by the Coronavirus. Ironically, Israeli scientists may be only weeks away from developing a vaccine to combat the Coronavirus. The Israelis could prevent the population of Iran from suffering a plague of Biblical proportions. Ergo: It might be a good idea for Iran’s handmaiden, Hezbollah, to cease its rocket attacks on innocent Israelis. Yes, God often works in mysterious ways.

©2020. William Hamilton.

William Hamilton is a laureate of the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma University Army ROTC Wall of Fame. Ten-percent of the royalties from Dr. Hamilton’s Formula for Failure in Vietnam: The Folly of Limited Warfare go to the Blue Angels Foundation. To order, call toll free: (800) 253-2187 Or, go to Amazon.com.

©1999-2020. American Press Syndicate.

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Email: william@central-view.com

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