A Journal of the Plague Year (2)

March 18, 2020

215,000+, that’s the current world number of confirmed cases of coronavirus. Check back in an hour and it will have increased.

I am intimately tuned in to the best information in the world via the Internet; doctors, virologists, scientists, nurses, stranded travelers, vistas of crowded hospitals with rows of patients adorned with the tubes, wires, screens and sounds of modern medicine, fatuous bloviating journalists, and yet, outside the window, and in our apartment building, an eerie silence prevails.

We have all the supplies required for an indoor stay of several months if required, which gives my suspicious and skeptical mind some quietude. I did venture out for some last minute items today with a mask and rubber gloves treated with Lysol. Am I crazy? Maybe. But having been through this in exercise fashion, I thought, well, this is it, how do you behave when it’s the real thing?

For this reason: IF there are a few cases in the city,
                                  AND we see the experience of China,
                                  AND we see what is happening in Italy and France,
                                 AND if we do not do anything serious right now,
                             THEN  we will repeat the same scenario;
To put it in code-speak. Note from the bar chart, that as of February 9th, there were only 315 cases outside China. What a difference a few days makes.

Get the photo? A few demonstrated cases show that there are at least ten to twenty times that many undetected cases walking around breathing virus everywhere. Based on the transmissibility and the incubation time, the first death will show that the number of undetected cases may be several hundred times the number of detected cases.

To cut off the person-to-person transfer immediately is the only way to halt the spread as shown by the Chinese and the exemplary actions of South Korea.

To understand this, a very informative video will explain it: this is what the Chinese deduced very early on…[here].

Using model hindcasting, this could be seen clearly. Given that, after the Wuhan shutdown, the number of new cases per day started to fall off—a good sign.

In Canada, being the Back of Beyond may be a great advantage for a change. Not to be part of the heaving, sweaty, compressed masses may serve us well.

For most people, including older folks in good health, it will most likely be a nasty flu for a few days. But, even with 5% of the afflicted (not infected) requiring hospital care, the sheer numbers could overwhelm the health care system. This is what terrifies the politicians (and us, of course). Will this change the world? It already has.

All of this is happening with the spring robins appearing outside in a placid quiet city, like a perpetual Sunday morning.

Rebel Yell

A Journal of the Plague Year(1)

March 17th, 2020

The world has changed, probably for ever. Who would have thought that it could happen so quickly? Mother Nature is reminding us that we are part of the ecology of Earth, not something outside it. Perhaps it will lead to a reduction in the fantasies that we can control Nature, be it health, disease or the weather.

Our apartment building has its own website and listserv. Many people are posting hints and help, asking elderly tenants by phone or email if they need help in getting supplies. Our glorious swimming pool is closed for the foreseeable future. Our bridge games are on hold. However, to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven.

Perhaps this is one of those times, a time to rise above the pressures of the material world and look more to the social and spiritual ties that bind us all, rather than the endless concern with money and prestige. Time to read “War and Peace” as you promised yourself so long ago; time to really listen to all those Bach cantatas; time, indeed, to examine ourselves inwardly a little more.

I am one of the lucky ones who can work at home. Mrs Rebel Yell has no problem, drawing on an extensive experience of bush living in the wilds of Ontario before I met her. A picture of calm.

We had planned a trip to the West Coast for April, but cancelled around mid-February. Why? Having had professional experience in emergency response operations for some years, when I saw the events unfolding in Wuhan (at that time an unknown city on the other side of the world), and, knowing what an exponential curve is, and, knowing what a case fatality rate is, a little light turned on in my head. Surely, this cannot be, in the modern day of medical science? As soon as the odd cases started appearing in other countries around the world, that was it. It’s really going to happen.

Knowing that politicians would be too slow to act, that’s when I started stocking up supplies. Fortunately, President Trump was quick off the mark with a travel ban on China—for which he was excoriated by the stupid journalists in the Fake News Media. He’s been a bit too slow on other issues, but he has had nothing but trouble from the media in the US whose reaction and behavior has been utterly reprehensible—especially CNN and MSNBC.

The CDC in the US is another bureaucratic organization that needs thorough reform, perhaps a complete rebuild. President Trump is cutting through that. But not fast enough. The Federal bureaucracy needs to be cut drastically both in the US and in Canada.

In any real emergency, it’s the first responders, local people, and local governments that really know how to get things done at the ground level, not some airhead policy wonk in a think tank. Your local Fire Marshall, medical officer, hazmat director, police chief; any of these people know better than politicians. And never listen to journalists—a complete waste of space.

That’s it for today, I leave a few links for some excellent easily understandable medical and scientific info….

Dr John Campbell (PhD, Nursing) [here], a British doctor with a daily video. Excellent medical info and practical advice for ordinary folk.

And hourly plague stats from Johns Hopkins University, Center for Systems Science and Engineering …[here]

Rebel Yell

Plague News

For concise and rational commentary on the corona virus panic, the American Council on Science and Health can’t be beat. See some of the articles here. Also of interest is their views on the appalling behavior of the media (no surprise here).

In the US, the Democrat Party is moving from the absurd into the realm of the truly despicable in their behavior, with their toadies in the media following suit. It turns out that President Trump’s ban on China travel was the right choice despite the squawking from the usual suspects. Perhaps the Europe travel ban should have been sooner.

In Canada, the federal government is drifting in the wind. How can we expect people who waste billions of dollars on the pretense that they can control the weather fifty years from now to have any grasp of a real problem right now?

Our government would rather destroy our economic future at the behest of a gang of unelected fake Indians than do anything productive for the nation, which, according the intellectual microbe Trudeau, no longer exists.

Having had some professional experience in emergency response operations, I have to say that most people would be amazed at how little forethought and preparation goes into getting ready for the next natural disaster.

The ignorance of basic science in our political classes is staggering. This is why politicians would rather listen to the dishonest eco-babble from the Extinction Rebellion clowns than pay any real attention to the facts concerning real problems that face us now.

The situation is no different with the corona virus problem. How does this sit with the anti-vax freaks now? As soon as a real problem appears, they’re the ones clamoring for a vaccine now! And why didn’t the government do it last week!

Perhaps one good result from this modern plague will be to put these destructive anti-vax crackpots in their place and make politicians get with the program on planet Earth—and stop thinking of their unicorn and pixie dust policies for controlling the weather.

Fat chance.

Rebel Yell

White Girls Sacrificed for the PC Moloch

Does it get more ghastly than this?[here]


Over decades, the British police and the Labour Party have been guilty of turning a blind eye to the sexual exploitation of White girls by Muslim rapist gangs aided and abetted by local mosques and imams.

The political commissars of the local areas have sought to suppress all information of this and protect the police and politicians from the wrath of normal people and from British justice. So far, none of the police officers complicit in this or the Labour politicians have been brought to account or held accountable in any way.

Such a disgusting state of affairs shows the unbelievable moral rot and decay in the Establishment, the police, and the judiciary. The lives of young White girls can be sacrificed on the primitive altar of political correctness (aka left-wing thought) to further the cause of destroying the British people and the White race. No more despicable act can be imagined.

One day, “the terrible swift sword” of justice will be the reward for these debased rapists and the political hagfish that protected them.

Rebel Yell

Diversity In Action

As the worm turns…

See Akkad’s excellent commentary[here] on the status of Muslim grooming gangs in the UK. Now, the politically correct police force, not wanting to be left behind in the mad rush to ultra-diversity, has successfully become more diverse by recruiting their own Muslim police rapists and groomers. What a service to equality and justice! What next, cannibals?

Rebel Yell

Fake News and False Flags

We all know what false flag attacks are.  When coupled with the Fake News media we have a potent lie machine in the hands of the Deep State.

The alleged chemical attack on Douma in Syria, in April 2018, supposedly by the Assad government, happened just as the Syrian army was achieving victory over one of the many jihadist groups fighting in the country.

Immediately, the American Deep State and its tribe of presstitutes wound up the propaganda machine against the “animal Assad” for unleashing chemical weapons on his own population.  Why Assad would attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory was never explained, or even entertained.

As we are now discovering, the whole thing was a false flag designed to provide another pretext for another attack on Syria.  The OPCW has been discredited as the leaked reports show that many relevant facts were suppressed.

Watch the excellent report on “The Corbett Report” [here] for a detailed background.  Events are still unfolding….

Rebel Yell

Renewable Energy Fantasies

An excellent paper by Mark Mills lays out the erroneous assumptions and unscientific thinking behind the “Green Energy” crusade.  In “An Exercise in Magical Thinking” he shows clearly how none of the claims hold up under scrutiny and the entire process is an exercise in futility.

Be warned, there’s a good deal of engineering in it and, shock and horror, some appeal to actual physics, which is what Mother Nature uses to run  the real world.


Rebel Yell