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Happy Chinese New Year EVERYONE!    

By John Abbot
1730 Views | 23 Comments | 1/25/2020 12:35:01 AM

Happy Chinese New Year 2020

In view of the Corona Virus and what is currently going on in and around Wuhan it is difficult to say the words “Happy Chinese New Year Everyone”. How can this be a happy New Year with so many of our wonderful Chinese friends and family facing such a threatening and fast spreading disease?

However, there are no people on Earth any stronger than the people of China. No people more capable of working through this hardship and fending off this major threat. No people who can and will find happy moments even during the worst of times.

Sadly, this horrific event will likely grow exponentially and be with the Chinese people well past this Chinese New Year period. Sadly, it may well spread throughout China and around the world in the coming days, weeks and months.

At this moment our hearts reach out to all the current and future victims of this potential pandemic. Our hopes, best wishes and prayers go out to all Chinese people that you overcome this worst of times and go on to be healthy, happy and prosperous. 

We hope that even in your darkest moments facing this great evil, you have moments of deep love, warm kinship and great joy with your friends, family and loved ones. May this frightening beginning of the year lead to an end of year that finds everyone has recovered and living a healthy, happy life that is better than ever!

Be strong, be brave, be kind, loving and wise. Remember that out of the worst darkness is born the strongest, brightest light.

With those thoughts in mind, we do wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year EVERYONE!!! 

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#2020-01-25 00:47:35 by JohnAbbot @JohnAbbot

NOTE: this blog is about wishing people the best in the worst of times. Do not bother posting comments here that speculate on the source or cause of the Corona Virus or any other theories about it.

Please do post comments from your heart about how the people of China are suffering from but bearing up to this latest disaster to strike them.  Let's please show them our support.

#2020-01-25 07:22:09 by melcyan @melcyan

"there are no people on Earth any stronger than the people of China. No people more capable of working through this hardship and fending off this major threat. No people who can and will find happy moments even during the worst of times." 


I agree. I took part in Chinese New Year's Eve celebrations last night. At that time I wasn't thinking about the problems in China. I was just grateful to be present and be fully connected with the 8 other people (all Chinese) sitting at the table with me. Today the thought of Chinese families all over the world and in China being separated and being denied what we experienced last night greatly saddens me.


John, I fully support your well chosen words.

#2020-01-26 09:33:32 by oldghost @oldghost

A sobre, sombre New Year celebration - both there in China and here in Australia.  I was to go and visit with my Hankou student (Wuhan is three towns: Wuchang, Hanyang and Hankou), but I think that needs to be deferred.  Here in Australia there is an air of grief over the fires and the damage done to our wonderful wildlife and flora, and precautionary monitoring of all China inward flights.



#2020-01-26 21:43:55 by oldghost @oldghost

... yet @JohnAbbott it may spell a coming change in China's traditional lifestyle.  The wet market is a common factor in this and in the SARS pandemic.  The health regulations imposed on refrigerated supermarkets may be coming to the wet market near you!  I saw the skinned dogs and cats, the snakes, and the live animals, but never the bats.  Hygiene and health standards are major factors in our longer lives.

#2020-02-03 11:23:40 by paulfox1 @paulfox1

Since 2003 we've all lived through SARS, Ebola, Swine flu, Bird flu, Zika flu, One-flu-over-the-cookoo's-nest flu, and in every case we were told 'we're all gonna die'.

According to medical dictionaries, 'Coronavirus' = Common Cold. Sure, there's no cure for the common cold, so there's no cure for corona virus.

According to 'officialdom', some 27,000 people in the US die each year from the flu, or flu-related diseases.

Of course, most of these people are either elderly, infirm, of grossly overweight due to never-ending consumption of Big Macs, fries, and diet joke.

Yet 54 people die of the flu and suddenly we have a world-wide epidemic?

I'm still on vacation and I'm not in China right now, but a few days ago I saw a guy in the market who was selling these stupid paper masks for US$15 each. You could buy a box of 50 for $100, and if you bought 2 boxes you got a 3rd one free.

The stupid people couldn't get their money out quick enough. I'm beginning to think I'm in the wrong job!

The masks do nothing. Do you see the sides stuck down with duct-tape? Putting your hand over your mouth serves the same purpose.

#2020-02-03 15:01:49 by melcyan @melcyan


SARS(2003) is a coronavirus. A vaccine was developed for it in 2004.

A vaccine will be developed sometime in the next 12 months for the coronavirus emerging from Wuhan.

The annual common cold is made up of so many different coronaviruses that a vaccine to cover all the possible variations is just not possible.

#2020-02-03 17:37:10 by oldghost @oldghost

@paulfox1 to be more accurate, I suggest the dictionary does not say '=' but almost surely says 'is a' in which the 'a' is significant.  I too wonder why such a seemingly panicy response is deemed necessary.  Apparently it is because of the transmission rate which does indeed seem formidable at 3-4, and indeed much worse than for SARS. For me the big question is the SARS disappearance which remains unexplained.  My Chinese contacts tell me authoritatively that it is temperature, yet when I suggest the Southern hemisphere is colder when the Northern enters summer, this objection is swept aside.  It was temperature, nowt else (not that they say 'nowt' of course).

#2020-02-04 11:36:40 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


According to most people's belief, anything that is 'Made In China' doesn't last long anyway!


Vaccines GIVE you the virus, so go ahead and take yours and you can have mine too. No-one's sticking a needle in me!


#2020-02-05 09:26:57 by oldghost @oldghost

@paulfox1 Oh, a Vacciniracy perhaps?  No Polio Rabies or Smallpox shots for you then?  Perhaps you deign to permit penetration of your sacred skin for TB Cholera and Tetanus?  Or not?  Brave man, but careless of the health of those around you it seems.

#2020-02-05 13:55:45 by paulfox1 @paulfox1


Brave man, but careless of the health of those around you it seems.

How so, if they've been vaccinated?

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