Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 19 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 4/15/20

Coronavirus: squabbling in our WWI trenches

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   1 comment
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Author 20882
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Eric Walberg
Become a Fan
  (13 fans)

(Image by zoetnet)
  Details   DMCA

Although covid-19 exact origins are still in dispute, it appears to be another case of the virus jumping from the animal kingdom into humans, like the bird flu or swine flu. It is almost certain it was a bat virus ingested by pangolins and passed on to humans, as Chinese medicine prizes pangolin scales (it is the only scaled mammal). It's flesh is also prized.

We tore off the bandages from the healing wounds, let the virus of capitalism return. Instead of helping the Soviet Union rebuild, our craven governments turned against our ally against fascism, scuttled popular (communist) governments in Greece, Italy, France. Left most of the Nazi officials in place in West Germany. The fact that it was the Red Army that did most of the leg work in defeating the scourge was conveniently forgotten, buried in genuinely 'fake news'.

Appropriately, the tuberculosis vaccine that is now being haled as a possible cure warding off covid-19 was developed in the Soviet Union. "In 1925, the French scientist who developed the vaccine, Albert Calmette, passed the vaccine on to Soviet scientists for reworking and testing." Three years from then it was adopted by the League of Nations, distributed free of charge throughout the world. Socialist altruism at work, but but no mention of this was made in recent coverage, just that BCG is cheap.


Rate It | View Ratings

Eric Walberg Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Eric writes for Al-Ahram Weekly and PressTV. He specializes in Russian and Eurasian affairs. His "Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games", "From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization" and "Canada (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Timelines 2000-2010: US, Europe, Latin America, Africa&Asia

ISIS and the Taliban: Writing on the wall for Afghanistan

Timeline 2000-2010: Middle East

Renouncing Jewishness: Shlomo Sand and Gilad Atzmon

Tab Hunter: American culture's hat trick

Euro crisis: Prison of nations

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: