the virus

Where to start? Iran just free 54,000 prisoners to combat the spread of Covid-19. Prisoners who texted negative were allowed out after posting bail.  A jailed British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe might be included in the paroled.  Nazanin was jailed after being convicted of being a spy.  The UK insists (of course) that she is innocent.  An excellent move on the part of Iran to try and slow the spread of the virus.   Tehran has over a 1000 confirmed cases including many senior Iranian officials.  Included among those who have died after contracting the virus is a member of the Council that advises the Ayatollah.

Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has come out in favor of a constitutional revision that will define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.  His proposed changes include a proclamation of Russians’ faith in God.  Some of course will see this merely as his attempt to cloak his real motives.

We have heard but cannot confirm, that China’s level IV virology laboratory is across the street from the market in Wuhan were the virus is said to have spread to humans.  We have also heard via an article in a New York paper that employees of labs in China have been known to sell animals (that should have been incinerated) to markets for food.

We have also heard that the Chinese doctor who originally tried to warn the world of Covid-19 was a believer.  He has passed on and we hope to glory.