Entries by bellamyfields

Prospective Contact Tracing

Benny took a break from insider trading in soon-to-fail biotech companies, particularly those with dementia and viral breakthroughs, to pivot. Among a number of “to do’s” on his list was a notion about contact tracing and high tech. NASCAR and Ticketron jumped on after the second pitch: you sell tickets to live events/car races and […]

Johnny can’t smell – Part XI

The customer sipped his coffee as Johnny made change. He made a face and handed back the coffee complaining, “this isn’t what I ordered. Smell it!” She remade the drink correctly and apologized saying, “my bad. It’s on me today.” As he drove off, she felt weak-kneed and nauseous. She didn’t smell anything. She tasted […]

Agent Orange meets the Novel Virus – Part X

Blowing in the Wind, Bob Dylan How many deaths will it take… They were boys in 1966, 20 +/- 2 years. Company A is now cohort A- they’re 75 years old, +/-2 they earned cohort status and medals for valor and bravery because American Air Force tankers unleashed a deluge of agent Orange spray on […]

Johnny is an Opposer, Part IX

Johnny has her monkey voices and her brilliance battles with her mania, a.k.a. ADHD on the spectrum, somewhere. I.Q. Score is 141 (thanks Stanford-Binet). If I cared I could be a doctor, like you. Could be or would be? asks Bennie. Her E.Q. was low, self esteem in the tank. Running an Aroma Johnny’s instead […]

Johnny and Stefanie, Part VIII

She drives in there with a couple of hard lefts, in a Rubicon going too fast and when she gets to the window she yells over the blaring oldies 96.9 “two of whatever Benny gets.” She bristles. “Where’s Benny?” She bristles back. “So you’re Aroma Johnny. He thinks a lot of you.” ‘Ya, he talks […]

CAMUS; the Plague Part VI

Reader discretion advised: 13% of us will have a stress-related psychotic break during the pandemic. If you feel responsible for giving the virus to others and you feel guilty for causing their death, you have a psychosis. Medication and cognitive behavioral therapy will cure most of you… The virus story is yet to be written; […]

You’ve Got A Plastic Spoon…Part V

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. …AND THE ICE CREAM IS FROZEN… PART V The quarantine opposition is ready for a confrontation. Hoping to further obfuscate and downplay the initial failures of the viral immunization trials reported on Friday of Labor Day weekend, the administration sought to organize a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. Protestors and supporters began […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part IV

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. “Caught in the Devil’s Bargain” Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”` PART IV A million virus particles on the head of a pin. Got it? It’s not a hundred pins in your lungs; now it’s a thousand… It’s the 4th of July and the beaches are closed and it’s not Jaws, it’s 19 as […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part III: The Virus

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. On the head of a pin sit either a million angels or a million particles of corona virus 19. The outbreak in China is well publicized but not well understood because of the obfuscation. Had American and other international medical experts and scientists been welcomed initially, the world would be different […]