Corona Virulent Governor: It’s Not My Fault! The Virus Did It!

VirtualWright | COVID-19 | “It’s Not My Fault! The Virus Did It!” Governor J.B. Pritzker said last Thursday, “Well, I’m not the one holding back the economy from stage five, the COVID-19 virus is.” This the governor’s strategy to deflect responsibility from his actions. The virus doesn’t know what an economy is. It doesn’t know what a human being is. It doesn’t know anything at all. It’s not even … [Read more...]

J.B. Pritzker, the Jester who Would Be Coronavirus King

VirtualWright | COVID-19 | “Jester...” So, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced his five step plan to reopen Illinois (i.e., the rest of us because he and his family don’t have to follow the rules). Here they are: Phase 1 – Rapid Spread: The rate of infection among those tested and the number of patients admitted to the hospital is high or rapidly increasing. Strict stay at home and social … [Read more...]

Pritzker’s Tyranny with Churches in COVID-19 Illinois

VirtualWright | COVID-19 | "Tyranny" Coronated Virulent Pritzker The self-proclaimed king of the pandemic in Illinois, a.k.a, Governor J.B. Pritzker, has graciously allowed churches to reopen! But no more than 10 people. Right. The following is from the latest proclamation on the subject, 2020-32, issued April 30, 2020. Here is what he says about “essential” businesses: And here is what he … [Read more...]

Fear the Walking COVID-19

VirtualWright | COVID-19 | "Fear" The picture at the top of this page is what the average person in my little suburb just outside of Chicago looks like these days. And who can blame them? 24/7 we are bombarded from every corner of government, the internet and media with constant stories of the virus is going to kill us all. Every time the government tries to protect us, it get’s worse, even as the … [Read more...]

That’s J.B. Pritzker, Tightening the Noose on Our Freedoms

VirtualWright COVID-19 Now that the Wuhan Virus outbreak has peaked, the newly self-appointed despots known as governors and mayors are doubling down on their seemingly limitless ability to restrict our freedoms. For the past six weeks of essentially house arrest in Illinois, we have been able to go to the few “essential” businesses allowed to be open without wearing masks. During this time we have … [Read more...]

Is the Lockdown Having Any Effect at All?

VirtualWright COVID-19 In Infections and Fatalities I wondered why there is absolutely no discernible change in the cumulative U.S. Deaths curve to reflect the effect of the shutdown. Here’s a zoomed in look at curve 5 which perfectly fit the data until everyone started inflating the data at the CDC’s request as I pointed out in Changing Lanes: How can it be that shutting off the … [Read more...]

CDC’s Reckless Lane Change: Fudging the COVID-19 Death Count

VirtualWright COVID-19 On April 14, New York announced that they would be adding more than 3,700 to the death total from the virus who were never actually tested. That’s a 50% increase. As of today, New York is reporting 8,811 confirmed deaths and 4,429 probable deaths, i.e. not tested. This is being done because that what the CDC has requested. So, right at the peak of deaths in this … [Read more...]

Federalism and COVID-19 Recovery: Illegal Agreements Among the States?

I’m no constitutional expert but Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution states: 3: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. Yet, … [Read more...]

Look at the Actual COVID-19 Epidemic Curve (Epi Curve) to See its Rapid Decline

VirtualWright COVID-19 Today (April 16) President Trump and the “experts” outlined their plan to reopen the economy. Fundamental to this is seeing two weeks of sustained decline in COVID-19 cases. So, which graph are they going to use? The graph of cases by report date like this one (the typical one you see, in this instance, for the nearer suburbs of Chicago) -- where you don’t see a two week decline? Or, … [Read more...]

Finding True COVID-19 Infection and Fatality Rates, Mid-April

VirtualWright Covid-19 What are the true fatality and infection rates of the Wuhan virus? I think we can come to some pretty fair conclusions based on the data we have in the U.S. and it’s right in line with what the worldwide data have been showing for some time. Up to now, the only number we could have some confidence in was the number of deaths, although even that is changing. As of today, the ration of … [Read more...]

COVID-19 End Game?

VirtualWright Covid-19 It looks pretty clear now that we’ve peaked in the U.S., probably on April 9-10, days 40-41 on my graphs. Two weeks ago I estimated the peak to be at about day 39 because of the epi curves of actual data, not because the modelers were telling us so. I’ve now created a new normal distribution with the mean at day 41 and designed to fit the data (no models required). It shows a total of 33,000 … [Read more...]

HCQ Cocktails: How Many Anecdotes Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb, Dr. Fauci?

Richard J. WrightVirtualWright.com | COVID-19 "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."-- Richard Feynman The "experts," especially Dr. Fauci, keep telling us that the actual positive clinical results many doctors around the country and around the world are reporting for a medicine "cocktail" of hydroxychloroquine, plus azithromycin, plus zinc, are just “anecdotal.” We need large scale, … [Read more...]