Well, adding to confusion about the danger of the latest corona virus is the statement by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who "told lawmakers during a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday that COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — is probably about 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu."

There are too many voices seeking to calm the American public, to avoid panic, emphasizing how less lethal the virus is than the common flu. This includes President Trump.

Let's get together on this issue. The coronavirus is very dangerous, and organizations should continue to take rational precautions, like canceling large gatherings of all kinds. This virus is something we should not take lightly - particularly old guys like me!


Considering the oil war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, the coronavirus pandemic, and the stock market volatility, we could be witnessing a perfect storm, globally. I am an expert in nothing but my own soul, so I am expressing one man's opinion among those of 7 billion other souls. So, when I consider the fanatically militant attitudes in places like Iran, North Korea, Russia, China, and Turkey - ........................?

(My profound apologies to readers - I have mistakenly deleted the last half of this column, without time to rewrite.) I attribute this to the virus of old age.