Bronze Serpent

Woodside-CVCV-ElmhurstWe hear Hydroxychloroquine is in fact helping Covid-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital, and continues to prove itself to be a legitimate treatment option for patients with Covid-19. But it has to taken early in treatment not at the end of life.

The greater threat to America during this pandemic comes from state governors and local officials, who are perversely plotting, testing, tracing and destroying persons and society, in their machinations for federal dollars.

Progressive (“muck-you-up,” “kiss-my-ass”) policies helped to create the conditions for Covid-19 to ravage NYC in the first place — and now progressive leaders are doubling down on interventions that will ravage the people and society in the aftermath. Denying vulnerable people access to parks on sunny days goes against common sense and science and is likely contributing to the spread of Covid and death.

Resurrection

 

A medical glove tied to a fence dances in the wind, Easter Sunday — Queens, NY.

Queens Community Spread

Covid19-NYC1CV-JacksonHeightsOn Monday New York’s Governor Cuomo doubled down on social distancing, by adding to the amount of potential fines for violators and extending the time that New York State would be closed for business — out to April 29. He did so while saying he wanted to avoid a South Korea situation in New York. Which is odd, given that S. Korea, a nation of 50+ million people, has only 10,000 Covid-19 cases and 192 deaths as of April 6. A tiny fraction of New York’s case and fatality rates. They did so, while not shutting down their society the way New York has.

It’s become apparent that New York style ‘social (stay-at-home) distancing’ is in fact adding to community spread and the death rate — making every home a nursing home. In affirming their stay-at-home policy, Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio said today that “hospital admissions are down.” Well, according to one official at Elmhurst Hospital, that’s because, at this moment, all their ICU “beds are full” (with Covid-19 patients). And none are expected to survive. Many who show up at NYC emergency rooms are being sent home, with 200+ cases dying at home on an average day. Sadly, the policies of De Blasio and Cuomo have only hastened the spread and lethality of Covid-19 — in hospitals and at home — and made it harder for individuals to defeat the virus themselves (with their immune system), which is the best hope for society. Denying access to parks (and critical sunlight) is just one example of wrongheaded local and state policies that do more harm than good.

 

Nature Punishes

Facemask-NYCPlayground-NYCAt the center (of the epicenter) of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s worth noting the role that “dirtiness,” at 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 Jackson Heights to Elmhurst, Corona and Flushing — one can’t underestimate the effect of decadent behavior, by those residents, in driving community spread. Iniquity more so than inequality.

Roosevelt Avenue, running through the epicenter is lined with spas—featuring Chinese prostitutes servicing ‘poor’ Central American day laborers—day and night, next to dozens of 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.

March of Death

Covid19-Elmhurst2Covid19-ElmhurstCovid19-ElmhurstHospitalCovid-19-ElmhurstElmhurst, NY – March 29, 2020

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.

CV-19 GZ WTF

ElmhurstHospital-03.25.2020aElmhurst Hospital – March 25, 2020

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, early-on, while still at home — in the hope of avoiding a trip to the emergency room, where their likelihood of survival diminishes daily.

Death Comes For NY

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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.

Heralds Of Spring

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

Corona Busters

CoronaVirus2CoronaVirusMarch 15, 2020 – Elmhurst, New York

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

 

“Holy Bat Flu, Batman”

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.

International Women’s Day

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

The Wor(l)d Matters

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

The Art Show

‘Venice Recalled’

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.

Trainspotting

StreetArt-ThreeEyes

American Black Hole

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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

NY NOW

NYNOW2020NYNOW2020aScentualAromaCBDGummiesAt the Javits Center through February 5.

Brunello di Montalcino

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The Winter Show

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

Grand Crus

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

Tulsi Time

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American Scene

WeedTruckNYC

Truly Woke

ThreeKings

No Parking, No Problem

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Twilight@Barneys

Barneys

Red Zone

Football-Youth

Ode To Highway 61

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.

Salon Art & Design

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

Instagrub

FoodArt

TEFAF

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

IFPDA

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

Female Gaze

FemaleGaze19Photo Plus, at the Javits Center through October 26.

Point-to-Point

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

Vapyre

StreetArt-Vape

The Right Stuff

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

Leonardo’s Unfinished St Jerome

Leonardo-StJerome2At the Met.

Independence Day

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Colony Collapse

SreetArt19-White&BlackSurly and sullen.

Fire & Brimstone

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Pentecost

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