Facemask-NYCPlayground-NYCAt the center (of the epicenter) of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s worth noting the role that “dirtiness,” on various levels, has played in the spread of coronavirus in Queens, NY and beyond. Commentators like pointing to poverty and inequality as dominant factors in the high numbers of Covid-19 cases, in certain NYC neighborhoods. And yet in Queens — from Woodside to Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona, it seems more likely to be decadent behavior, on the part of those poor residents, that has been the biggest driver of community spread.

Roosevelt Avenue, running through the epicenter is lined with spas—featuring Chinese prostitutes servicing poor Central American day laborers—day and night, next to countless abortion mills, gay bars and strip joints — all for people acting within the laws of the land, but not within Natural Law or Divine Law.

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The FDA is approving Hydroxycloroquine for “critical Covid-19 patients.” But experience from the front lines says, Covid patients need to be given Hydroxycloroquine and Azithromycin (along with zinc) early on in the process, to be effective — before they are critical and intubated.

A nurse at Elmhurst Hospital told LE: that “no” intubated Covid patient (on a ventilator), on his floor, has recovered or survived. So, the obsession of public officials with acquiring more ventilators seems less than pure and perhaps even perverse — with ventilators ushering in death rather than saving lives. If the goal truly is saving lives, they ought to be making Hydroxycloroquine and Azithromycin available to anyone with symptoms as early as possible.

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On a day that saw 13 deaths, from Covid-19, in their ICU, Elmhurst Hospital is still allowing patients to die, without receiving meds such as hydroxycloroquine. The drug is efficacious and safe when dosed properly and used in concert with arithromycin. The manufacturer, Novartis, has even offered to donate 130 million tablets to treat Covid-19 patients.

To really flatten the curve, patients with symptoms should be getting hydroxycloroquine and azithromycin, or mefloquine (Lariam) while still at home — in the hope of avoiding a trip to the emergency room, where their likelihood of survival diminishes daily.

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“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows…And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:7-8, 12-13

Now is the time to reconcile with God and seek His mercy.

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“From thee, great God, we spring, to thee
we tend,–
Path, motive, guide, origin and end.”
— Boethius

Happy to report that hydroxychloroquine (malaria med) is already being used in NYC (off-label) for Covid-19, and is available from at least one pharmacy in Woodside, Queens — while supplies last.

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Covid-19 busters shouldn’t be society busters. The health care system, at least in NYC is already overwhelmed by the virus. Further interventions to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” in order to save the healthcare system are likely to be self (society) defeating¬† — killing society to save society. New Yorkers live cheek by jowl, asshole to belly button — which certainly increases the likelihood of community spread. But shutting everything down will do more harm than good, especially in a population that is said to be already 100% exposed to the virus. Perhaps a better way to overcome Covid-19, and still have a society, is to let it play out organically — with the government intervening only to help expand health care services, while letting individuals maintain there own social distance. Efforts in Italy, in recent weeks, to shut that country down and make people stay at home, seem only to have made the situation worse, while killing a lot of old people (exposed to the virus by younger family members), who otherwise may not have gotten the virus.Covid-19

 

BatFluVirus2020aThis time of purification is also a time to purify what is below the surface (in the heart), which can help reduce the spread of the virus.

Anyone following the NYC Health Department’s guidelines on “sex” in a pandemic, will likely contribute to community spread and destroy themselves in the process.

Women'sDayThe women’s (self-contradictory) movement, based on material power, continues to undo and crush the spirit and genius of true womanhood.

NYBookFair2020NYBookFair2020aNYBookFair2020bFrom the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, including a speech by Martin Luther King and architectural drawings for the World Trade Center.

MathesWith coronavirus (Covid-19) sickening Italy, the photographs of Bernhardt Hildebrandt arrive offering a meditation on movement through time — what endures and what passes away. At Barbara Mathes Gallery through March 27.

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One day the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was delivering new paintings to her dealer Edith Halpert, when Halpert exclaimed: “Another flower, Georgia?” To which O’Keeffe replied: “No, it’s my ass.” Perhaps O’Keeffe was prescient in anticipating the metaphysical and literal black hole of American society, as seen in Superbowl LIV (from the twerking halftime performers to the Snickers selfiesiders) and the Iowa Caucuses. But for O’Keeffe, the ‘black spot’, as she called it, was also womb-like — with life, not death, having the last word.

Artwork: Georgia O’Keeffe, 1947

NYNOW2020NYNOW2020aScentualAromaCBDGummiesAt the Javits Center through February 5.

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Antiques, art and design at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, 2020.

GrandCrus1GrandCrus2The Class of 2017 has arrived. We especially like Chateau Bouscaut, Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere and Chateau Leoville Barton.

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JessicaLange-HowardGreenbergGalleryAcclaimed actress Jessica Lange is also a visual artist, behind the camera. Her recent book Highway 61, filled with soul and melancholy, documents the fabled highway from Minnesota to Louisiana. Lange noted that “long stretches of 61 are empty, forlorn as if in mourning for what has gone missing — the hometowns, the neighborhoods, family farms, factories and mills.” Photographs from the project can be seen at Howard Greenberg Gallery, through January 18, 2020.

SalonA&D19SalonA&D19aSalonA&D19cThrough November 18 at the Park Avenue Armory.

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TEFAF2019The European Fine Art Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory through Nov. 5.

IFPDA19IFPDA19aIFPDA19bThe International Fine Print Dealers Association annual fair runs through October 27 at the Javits Center.

FemaleGaze19Photo Plus, at the Javits Center through October 26.

TLA1TLATheLivingArtist-WoodsideThe “Epoch Center,” a group show, at The Living Artist in Woodside (38-02 61st St.) through September 26.

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NASA-VideoApollo11NASA-VideoApollo11bOriginal NASA videotape of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, to be sold at Sotheby’s.

Leonardo-StJerome2At the Met.

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SreetArt19-White&BlackSurly and sullen.

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Pentecost19“Lord, send out your Spirit,
and renew the face of the earth.” Psalm 103

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Wines-MexicoAlong with Andy Ruiz Jr., several wine producers from Mexico are positioned to obliterate their European competition, even with tariffs on the horizon. Among those we especially like are: Vin Sur, Madera 5, & Casa Magoni.

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