COVID-19 Chuck Woolery: Thoughts for World Health Day

Ed. Note: April 7 is World Health Day.  A wealth of general information is here.  Scroll down to the box relating to World Health Day; there are regional pages as well.   Take time to look around.

Chuck Woolery, from Maryland, and long an activist, sent observations on the Covid-19 pandemic, and I asked permission to pass them along.  Permission was granted, and the 7-page commentary, titled “Preventing Pandemics for a healthy future: While winning this war” is in pdf form: Chuck Woolery- April 7 World Health Day R3 – Click the text to enlarge.  Chuck’s personal bio is at the end of the article.  Thank you, Chuck.  Dick Bernard


from Barbara: You may appreciate Malcolm Gladwell’s take on how viruses [viri?] permeate, thus our susceptibility.  He applies the (mis-named) Spanish flu current research to our now.  Click here.

I do like the peace-making thought that if we get it right in the neighborhood, in this case the home, we will have world peace.
I also notice that it is grassroots that generates shift or new reality. Perhaps leaders recognize trends – or are better with their megaphones.
Rushing to ersatz tech meetings merely filters our body-knowing intelligence and squanders our ruminating time.
Donella Meadows (Limits to Growth author) editorialized years ago how good it would be for Earth if we just  s l o w e d  down.
Charles Eisenstein (space of not-knowing) and Stephen Jenkinson (our death-phobic culture) are quite good on the space we currently inhabit.
We are the only animal that does not get its own food.  We have organized the world – with slavery and wars – to put bites in our mouths. We are taught to believe that there is one right answer. We are distracted with job fear.
Our susceptibility means we are (and have been) in the Era of Pandemic. It behooves us to make the most of this time-out re-think re-set. Our ethical priorities need emphasis. There is enough for all.
Stirring the pot,
I meant to add Einstein’s admonition to go beyond to a larger view than that space in which the problem arose. Eisenstein and Jenkinson are so good at that.
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