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No More Lockdowns or Social Distancing; Continuous Rapid Testing is the Only Answer


I am NOT a scientist or an economist, but I do conduct a lot of research. I speak with many experts in various fields and I love acquiring knowledge. The opinions expressed in all my articles are my own. They are straight to point, hard hitting and presented in a take no prisoners fashion.


Businesses can force the economy to reopen


Businesses can provide their own solutions, by thinking outside the box and leaving cumbersome government bureaucracy behind. Business owners need to take matters into their own hands while abiding by the law. I have proposed a way to accomplish widespread rapid testing by placing converted ambulances as mobile testing centers on every corner.

https://ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped090220.html


Government has a duty to provide 2 to 5 minutes rapid results testing


Additionally, rapid results self-testing machine booths can be placed in business establishments and public buildings so people can regularly test themselves for the virus. These booths would be equipped with testing machines that deliver instant results to the person’s mobile phone within 2 to 5 minutes.


When my Italian born wife, Barbara Baggio first suggested self-testing booths, I told her she was crazy. But after thinking about it a bit, I realized it was not so crazy after all. It was a very simple and practical solution. Often the simplest solutions are the best solutions. There are millions of vending machines selling mostly unhealthy junk foods and sugary drinks that contribute to society’s bad health and obesity. Why couldn’t we have automated testing machines to help us fight this beast of a virus and allow us to get our lives back to normal?


The Baggio Test Machine; results within 2 to 5 minutes


After a lengthy discussion about this idea with a prominent doctor/advisor, we came up with the following plan for the Baggio coronavirus rapid results testing machine:


Coronavirus testing is done using saliva

The person registers their mobile phone number for secure delivery of test results

A clean booth which disinfects itself after each use

A video camera to record and photograph for security

Biometric fingerprint reader to record and confirm identity


Results of the test will be delivered automatically via text message to the person’s mobile phone and to a data collection centre within 2 to 5 minutes. Results will be visible on the app and can be displayed as needed. Those who test negative can go about their business as usual with the peace of mind that they and others are virus free. Anyone with a positive test can take appropriate self-isolation measures and seek proper medical attention.


The technology exists to make this idea a reality and provide a valuable solution for the virus. My wife and I will claim the first right to inventive/apparatus concept.


We need a blanket approach by government not a targeted approach


These machines can be placed in stadiums, at sporting events, concert halls, convention centers, shopping malls, airports, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, office buildings or anywhere else large numbers of people gather. They can also be put in schools where parents can assist their young children with testing. When the virus is over, the machines can be used for regular health monitoring such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, seasonal flu and other types of screening. This will usher in a new industry in automated healthcare screening and alleviate pressure from the healthcare system.


Everyone should test themselves every 3 days to ensure we stop the spread of the virus and get back to our normal lives. Mask wearing when in public should be compulsory until we completely rid ourselves of the COVID-19.


Coronavirus is on the rise once again in Europe


On September 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about the recent spike in coronavirus cases across Europe, calling the new surge in cases “alarming.” They labeled it as a "very serious situation" unfolding across the continent. In recent days, Europe has experienced the biggest rise in daily coronavirus cases since the virus began. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Belgium are seeing record numbers of new cases. Even Israel is now imposing a second lockdown after seeing 4000 new cases in a single day last week. French President Macron has also raised the possibilities of forcing another nationwide lockdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen in coming months. Enforcing a draconian style lockdown is not as easy to do in western democracy as it is in autocratic China. We need to accept the fact that the coronavirus is not going to disappear the way MERS and SARS did. COVID-19 is a completely different animal and it will be with us for years.

https://www.wral.com/who-warns-of-very-serious-situation-in-europe-with-alarming-rates-of-virus-transmission/19291033/

  

Recently there was a discrepancy between the CDC and the WHO. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it erroneously posted guidance saying the coronavirus spreads through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond 6 feet.


The WHO had not seen any “new evidence” on airborne particles and was checking with the CDC to “better understand” the exact nature of the change, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said during a news conference at the agency’s Geneva headquarters.


This is not a second wave


The recent increase in cases across Europe is definitely not a second wave. It is an interim wave that is the result of a single amino acid within the spike protein that has mutated and become more contagious. We hope and pray we do not have a second wave similar to the Spanish Flu. One more single amino acid mutation within a spike protein and the virus could become more deadly.


I fully support safe vaccines

 

Humanity has benefited greatly from many lifesaving vaccines, but a vaccine must be safe and highly effective at the same time.  No vaccine is 100% effective, not do they have to be because of herd immunity. According to the WHO, most routine childhood vaccines are only effective for 85% to 95% of recipients. By their own admission, the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development will reach nowhere near that rate of effectiveness. Dr Anthony Fauci said the coming vaccine may only be 50% effective. Recently some other prominent doctors have even said the vaccine may need to be taken every 3 months. What is the point of being vaccinated if you need to be vaccinated again every 3 months?

 

In addition to not being effective, this vaccine may not even be safe. In a previous article from a few months ago, I wrote about a process called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), where non-neutralizing antibodies that do not kill the virus, bind themselves to virus particles and act as a vehicle carrying the virus to the cells which infect the host. Because of this a COVID-19 vaccine could theoretically be deadly. Anyone that is reinfected could be subject to serious organ damage or even death.


A warning


Desperation by governments should not lead to manslaughter. Countries have promised vaccine makers liability protection from lawsuits. Lawmakers should be concerned with protecting people, not fraudulent vaccine makers.

 

https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/detection/immunization_misconceptions/en/index2.html

https://nypost.com/2020/08/07/fauci-says-covid-19-vaccine-may-only-be-50-percent-effective/

 

Will I take this coronavirus vaccine?

Nor me nor my family will ever agree to receive this coronavirus vaccine. Without at least one year of concrete supporting data, you must jail me or shoot me before I take an unsafe and ineffective coronavirus vaccine promoted by the bio-pharma cartel.


Expand fast and efficient testing

 

All of governments’ immediate resources should be used to improve upon rapid testing and vastly expand its current use. Everyone that goes out in public should be tested regularly. Test kits should work in conjunction with a mobile phone app where results would be displayed within five minutes of testing. Those who test negative can move around freely and securely. Anyone testing positive would self-isolate and receive appropriate medical attention.

 

Two to five minutes test results are long overdue

 

Testing capability must be widespread, as I have previously laid out using converted ambulances as mobile testing centers. These mobile testing units should be stationed on every street corner, in every airport, outside of factories and office buildings, and anywhere large groups of people gather. Results need to be reliable and quick, within five minutes. Availability of home testing kits should also be expanded, and should also work in conjunction with a mobile phone app. A person should test negative every three days. Having this type of testing in place will keep the economy open and allow everyone to move about freely without fear of infection. It will allow us to get our lives and businesses back to normal.


Lockdowns are not the answer

 

Like everyone else, when the pandemic first broke out, I thought a lockdown was the proper solution. At the time it seemed like the right thing to do and I supported it. In retrospect, after seeing the damage done to the economy, the emotional toll on society, our children and the denial of medical attention for non-virus issues, locking down the economy and sequestering the general population was a big mistake. It has caused immeasurable damage on many levels.


Lockdowns have proven to be mostly futile as evidenced by what is taking place in Europe right now. They are going back to the same numbers they had at the beginning of the pandemic. People’s lives cannot be put on hold any longer, especially knowing the virus will be back. The economy must keep moving. People need to feed their families and governments cannot keep on printing money. Society is being strangled by the coronavirus and gaining little ground in the fight against COVID-19. If the west does not get back to normal, they will see civil unrest next year on a level that has not been seen before. A forced lockdown is an intrusion of our civil liberties. Instead of imposing a quarantine we need to implement practical solutions.  


What is the solution?

 

I have learned it is not productive to be critical of a situation without offering a solution. That is why I will never be a politician. I will go out on a limb and proclaim that the lockdowns have only served to make matters worse. Countless small businesses are gone and will never come back. The life’s work and dreams of so many hardworking business owners have been destroyed. Sadly, it could have been avoided.


Open up the economies

 

Since the early days of the outbreak I have been calling for widespread testing for everyone. Looking back on the actual cost of the lockdown, it would have been much cheaper to facilitate my plan for widespread continuous rapid testing for everyone than the massive financial losses we realized from shutting down the economy. My way would have allowed life to go on as usual for the vast majority of citizens while only having those who test positive in self-isolation. The solution is a concerted and pragmatic approach in order for us to take control of the virus and not let the virus take control of us.

 

Citizens who are out and about, working, visiting, and socializing can do so freely as long as their mobile phone app shows a negative test result. Only those who test positive would be isolated at home and receive proper medical attention.


A solution to bring back international air travel

Airplanes and cruise ships are a breeding ground for germs, and a place where infection spreads freely. Large numbers of people crowded together into close quarters in the age of COVID-19 is a recipe for disaster, which is why the airline industry is suffering financial losses like they have never seen before. In my proposal, airlines would provide testing to each passenger no longer than 48 hours before boarding the plane. In some instances, they can even offer the test at the airport. Only passengers with a negative test result would be permitted to board the plane. A passenger would take the test prior to their outbound flight and again before their return flight. Requiring each passenger to show a current negative test result before boarding will restore confidence in the safety of air travel. In my opinion it will also revive the tourism industry and bring much needed business back to struggling hotels. Every passenger will travel with the peace of mind that everyone on the plane is virus free. There is not a passenger in the world that would not be in favour of this, knowing they can travel safely without fear of contracting the virus. This is a positive economic measure that eliminates any need to ban international travel. https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped7052620.html


Civil unrest is coming

Governments cannot continue to lockdown their economies and expect everyone will keep accepting it. People want to work, feed their families and grow their businesses. If governments keep them from doing so, the people will revolt. They will not sit idly by and accept another massive shutdown. Continuous widespread rapid testing for everyone is the only solution. Today we are dealing with COVID-19, tomorrow it may be a new virus altogether. We need to put the infrastructure in place now. Lockdowns have proven to be ineffective and futile and governments need to stop printing money.


Engage the military

 

As I wrote before,   deploy the Medical Corps of the US Army to oversee the massive testing operation. Converted ambulances can serve as mobile testing centers stationed on every corner in every neighborhood. Mobile testing units can also be stationed outside of factories and office buildings to ensure COVID-19 free workplaces. Those tested will receive their results on their mobile device and can display their negative test result as needed.


Imagine we have hundreds of vending machines and/or converted mobile ambulances outside of sporting events, concerts, and movie theaters, airports, hotels, etc. You Test negative go in, if test positive, isolate and see a doctor. The government could reimburse business owners for the costs associated with testing in the form of a tax credit. The tax credit would be offset by the increase in spending in the economy as patrons spend money at those businesses. The more people go out to eat and attend sporting events, the more the overall economy benefits. 

Managing the pandemic in this manner is far less expensive than shutting down businesses. This would create an entire new industry and save millions of jobs. Either way, we need to have this infrastructure in place to prepare for future pandemics. Imagine the number of businesses and jobs that could have been saved had this plan been enacted when the virus first broke out.


The trio of billionaires supporting Joe Biden and the liberal Democrats


Bill Gates, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg along with their allies in the liberal media and the Silicon Valley are the bullies of the new neo-liberalism that have allied themselves with the Democrat party. As far as they are concerned, America’s interests are secondary. They want no barriers, open world trade, one flat market, and entry without obstacles so they keep making more and more billions of dollars. The world has had Stalinism, fascism, and now neo-liberalism.


During the Obama administration they enjoyed control. Their lobbyists had open access to the White House, and they were able to enact self-serving legislation such as the America Invents Act (AIA) which has been destructive to the U.S. patent system. When President Trump arrived in Washington D.C., he had one objective; America first. That did not jibe with the neo-liberals and did not fit their plans for economic self-enrichment. They object and ridicule the President for building a border wall, while they themselves live behind ten-foot-high walls. They protect their homes and families with state-of-the-art security and armed personnel but want to take away the second amendment rights of Americans to protect themselves. They are hypocrites and elitists that think we are not capable of governing ourselves!  Bill Gates has his own problems he needs to focus on with the latest polio vaccine disaster in Africa that has paralyzed many children. We do not need Bill Gates and company to tell us how we should live our lives.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/surging-cases-have-dashed-all-hope-polio-might-be-eradicated-2019


Michael Bloomberg’s election interference


The former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has pledged $100 million to help Joe Biden win the all-important state of Florida. Bloomberg also raised more than $20 million to pay the outstanding fees owed by Florida felons so they can vote in the upcoming presidential election. Under Florida law a felon may have their voting rights restored, only after having served their sentences and paid all fines, restitution, and court fees. In essence Bloomberg is buying votes for Joe Biden.

President Trump has done a good job managing COVID-19

Political opponents of President Trump continuously accuse him of mishandling the pandemic and blame him for the death and destruction the virus has caused. Nancy Pelosi went as far as calling it the “Trump virus.”

People need to ignore the volatile rhetoric from the left and look at the facts. The U.S. response to the virus was the best in the world. Of the top twelve western economies, the United States has the lowest mortality rate at 3%.























What makes it even more incredible is that the United States is bigger and more decentralized, which means virus response can vary greatly from state to state. When you take that into account and analyze the deaths per 100 K population, Democrat run New Jersey and New York rank as the worst and second worst in the entire world.























Unlike other countries, at no time did the United States ever reach a moment of crisis, while countries like Italy, Spain and others ran out of critical equipment, PPE’s and ventilators. Those shortages forced them to make life and death decisions by prioritizing the patients that would be taken off and put on ventilators.

 

In March, President Trump deployed two, 1000 bed floating naval hospitals; the USNS Comfort to New York and the USNS Mercy to California. Additionally, the federal government provided the states with more ventilators than they needed. In the case of New York, Governor Cuomo squandered that assistance and let the USNS Comfort sit in the New York Harbor almost unused, treating a total of only 22 patients. Instead of using the resources the President provided, the Democrat governor decided to send infected elderly patients back to their nursing homes resulting in the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents.

 

The federal response was so good, Democrat governors Cuomo and Newsome both praised President Trump and thanked him publicly for his swift action. That is unheard of in the divided political climate that exists today. All this was done while many of the so-called experts were constantly changing their messages regarding what we should and should not do.

 

On January 30th while congressional Democrats were still impeaching the President, he enacted the Chinese travel ban that Joe Biden called racist and xenophobic. Nearly one month later, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walked through San Francisco’s Chinatown without a mask and invited people to come to visit Chinatown in defiance to President Trump. Later the President extended the ban to include European nations. Those travel restrictions saved lives.

 

The facts do not lie. President Trump was ahead of the curve and the numbers prove it to be so. While he was taking decisive action, Democrats were insulting him and criticizing his every move. Now without showing any data to back their claims, Democrats are desperately trying to convince the public that President Trump has COVID-19 blood on his hands. I am looking forward to the upcoming presidential debates where President Trump will have an opportunity to make his case and confront Joe Biden in front of the American people about the lies he has been spreading about the handling of the virus. I do wish Joe Biden the best and pray he does not suddenly “test positive” for COVID-19 the day before the first debate. We are all anxious to see him go toe to toe with President Trump.

 

Dendritic cells and CD4/vaccine


Recently, it was reported that a group of eleven out of twelve Bavarians previously infected with the novel coronavirus by a business associate visiting from China four months ago showed no presence of antibodies, neither neutralizing nor recognizing antibodies. Some researchers believe the lack of antibodies present is due to the possibility that COVID-19 may adversely affect the ability of dendritic cells (antigen presenting cells) and T helper cells, also called CD4 cells to form antibodies.

 

The dendritic cells process antigen material and present it on the cell surface to the T cells of the immune system. CD4 cells are a type of T cell that help suppress or regulate immune responses. They are called helper cells because one of their main roles is to send signals to other types of immune cells that destroy infectious particles. If CD4 cells become depleted, the body will be susceptible to a wide range of infections that it would otherwise have been able to fight. In the simplest of terms, the dendritic and CD4 cells work together to train recognizing antibodies to convert to neutralizing antibodies to fight off infection.

 

The coronavirus con-demic; billions of dollars in government grants and loans

 

Recently, nine pharmaceutical giants working on a COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZenecaBioNTechGlaxoSmithKlineMerckModernaNovavaxJohnson & JohnsonPfizer and Sanofi signed a pledge attesting they would only submit their vaccines for approval upon demonstrating safety and efficacy. These vaccine peddlers are telling the world they are close to completing a coronavirus vaccine. First, there are some basic scientific questions that must be answered:  

 

      Why has there never been a successful coronavirus vaccine?

 

COVID-19 seems to disable the ability to create neutralizing antibodies within the first 3 to 6 months after infection in most patients. These same deficiencies are also present in MERS, SARS and HIV. Vaccines have not been able to be developed for either of those viruses.

 

How can a vaccine developer claim success at developing neutralizing antibodies in the first few weeks post vaccination when studies have continually shown COVID-19 antibodies drop off drastically within 3 months of infection?

 

Surely those claiming to have detected a greater amount of neutralizing antibodies after administering the vaccine must have the data comparing the difference between the normal amount of antibodies and the number of antibodies present after the vaccine was given. This is not a guessing game. The FDA must address this issue before any approvals are given for new vaccines.

 

The latest studies point to the possibility that the virus does not only affect the production of neutralizing antibodies but also recognizing antibodies. Additionally, we have learned the virus adversely affects the dendritic and CD4 cells.

 

A therapeutic antibodies diversion

 

Two more groups are now working with antibody injections, Eli Lilly & Co, and researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. Ely Lilly is claiming to have some positive results with a 2800 mg injection. That is a very high dose and impractical in many ways. The University of Pittsburgh is also claiming to have found an antibody that can prevent the virus. Just as with natural antibodies, we need to know how long those injected antibodies will last? Do they have a longer or shorter lifespan than the natural coronavirus antibodies that die off within 3 months in most people? We also need to know what if any side effects, and does it interfere with dendritic and CD4 cells?

https://www.ibtimes.com/eli-lilly-posts-positive-proof-concept-data-coronavirus-antibody-treatment-trials-3046893

https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/university-pittsburgh-scientists-say-they-have-discovered-antibody-that-neutralizes-covid-19-virus/MRN2UN6VN5HGFIULH3F5CBEO4Y/

 

We know antibodies are present within the first weeks of infection. The problem is that study after study has shown that those neutralizing antibodies disappear in most patients within a few months. Before a vaccine can be declared effective there must be at least one year of data documenting the presence of neutralizing antibodies twelve months after infection.

 

Now we have some of the companies working on a vaccine telling us the upcoming coronavirus vaccines will require ultra-low storage temperatures. This will make storing the vaccine in a traditional doctor’s office exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. Only certain hospitals and laboratories currently have the capabilities to store medications at negative 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Not even the North Pole is cold enough to store the vaccine.


A newly published report confirms what I have been saying that antibody immunity of coronaviruses is short-lived. Researchers monitored healthy individuals for more than 35 years, measuring increases in antibodies to the structural coronavirus capsid protein for each seasonal coronavirus (HCoV-NL63, HCoV-229E, HCoV-OC43 and HCoV-HKU1). Reinfection with the same seasonal coronavirus occurred very frequently at 12 months after infection. There is no good reason to believe that this will be different for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) or for a vaccine (which thus needs to be given yearly like the flu shot). These findings fit all the reports telling about quickly diminishing COVID-19 antibodies from patients. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1083-1

An unethical money grab of public grants

 

Unfortunately, the bio-pharma cartel companies have manipulated and politicized science for financial gain. They have traded safety for profits. Did they properly inform the innocent volunteers of the risks involved and of the short lifespan of the antibodies? Some have already sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of advance vaccine sales before they have even proven its safety and efficacy. We need to drop the pretense of a vaccine and shift our focus to rapid testing and developing therapeutic medical treatments.

 

Many countries are spending billions of dollars on the not yet developed coronavirus vaccine. The United States, Europe, Japan and Australia alone have spent 27 billion dollars to develop and pre-purchase the vaccine with zero proof of its effectiveness. The only ones to benefit from this massive investment are the pharmaceutical companies.

 

United States          $12.3 billion

European Union      $3.5 billion

Japan                      $6.3 billion

Australia                  $1.7 billion

 

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/08/health/coronavirus-vaccine-race-intl/

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-australian-government-will-spend-1-7-billion-to-lock-in-the-supply-and-production-of-2-covid-19-vaccines-but-they-have-to-pass-trials-first-2020-9

https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/pharma/covid-19-vaccine-japan-to-spend-63-billion-from-emergency-budget-reserve/story/415473.html

 

Advice to President Trump


The President of the United States has been badly advised by the bio-pharma cartel, who keep touting the vaccine. There will not be a safe or effective vaccine in October 2020 nor will there be one in October 2030. The President is correct to keep the economy open. He is doing many great things like supporting the police, standing for law and order, handling the economy, expediting the needs of veterans, and establishing peace in the Middle East. He should allocate resources to increase mass production of rapid testing kits. The focus needs to be on effective rapid testing for every American and the developing new therapeutic treatments. We need treatments that are much more effective than the ones currently in use.  


Lawless Democrat run cities

 

Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Minneapolis, Baltimore and others are being overrun with crime and lawlessness. Last weekend two Los Angeles police officers were ambushed and shot multiple times in cold blood. Miraculously, both are expected to survive in spite of each being shot in the face. Shortly after the shooting, Black Lives Matter mobs blocked the entrance and exits to the hospital emergency room yelling obscenities aimed at the officers and chanting "death to police," "I hope they f---ing die," and "kill the police."


These people are animals that are inciting hatred and violence. Instead of denouncing their disgusting actions, California’s Governor Newsome would rather stay busy talking about climate change. Where is the outrage? What kind of human beings are these? Kamala Harris told accused rapist Jacob Blake she was proud of him but has been quiet about the two officers ambushed in her home state. The Democrats are so desperate, believing that encouraging extremist lawless groups such as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter (BLM) will win them the election.


Who would want to support today’s Democrat party? They are the party that stands for socialism and defunding the police. The issues they stand for will bring poverty and pain. Their cities are already seeing huge crime spikes, large exoduses and sharply declining property values.


I fully support President Trump and I am predicting an outright re-election victory. President Trump’s win will increase the Senate majority and retake the majority in the House. President Trump has shown that he cares for the American people and he puts their interests first.


The Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is not up to the job of being president. I have always said a picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a million. Watch this short video and ask yourself, is this really the man you want to be the leader of the free world? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXOlvWw8uXs

Mr. Trump, you have done an outstanding job in your handling of the pandemic. My advice to you is, do not rush the vaccine. You will win by a larger margin than last time.


Next op-ed topic: Recreational Marijuana and CBD

My next article will depart from the coronavirus subject. As a conservative, I disagree with the legalization of recreational marijuana, and I am very concerned with the new kid on the block, fraudulent, impure CBD. Many of the current producers are nothing more than legalized drug dealers that are poisoning the public.

Just a comment:

Geo-economic revival

The Middle East is finally waking up; their new desire for geo-economic progress is beginning to overtake the emotional geo-political failures of their past. Every leader should first and foremost consider his peoples’ standard of living and ignore their so-called ideals that drag them down to poverty.


I applaud the leaders of the UAE and Bahrain for signing the peace treaty. The Palestinians and Hamas do not want peace. They have dragged the Middle East down for over 50 years.

The corrupt Palestinian authorities have purposely failed to establish a state using emotional and revolutionary tactics that keep the Arab states engaged in a war that does not benefit them.

It is time to let them fight their own battles; only peace will bring prosperity to the Middle East. Israel and the Middle East could become an economic powerhouse and improve the lives of all their citizens.


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.


Of course, as an Egyptian, even after having left the country more than fifty years ago, I am eager to follow their progress. There is no benefit for me to take sides, as I have no business interests tied to Egypt. My comments are fact based without bias.


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is doing a great job developing new infra-structure projects and trying to make Egypt self-sufficient by increasing their manufacturing capabilities. In the meantime, he is maintaining a strong army that is ready to defend his country and his Arab neighbours if needed.


I am extremely pleased to see that President Trump supports him. Today’s world needs strong committed leaders, not ideological socialist Marxists that forcibly control their self-serving regimes.

Egypt is now one the safest countries in the world for tourism. They are becoming the economic envy of the world.


Emil Malak COVID-19 Op-eds; links and attachments

Op-ed 1 Feb 25   https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped0220.html

Op-ed 2 Apr 9     https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped2040920.html

Op-ed 3 Apr 16   https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped3041620.html

Op-ed 4 Apr 20  https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped4042020.html

Op-ed 5 May 6   https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped6050620.html

Op-ed 6 May 27 https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped7052620.html

Op-ed 7 Jun 25  https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped062520.html

Op-ed 8 Jul 18   https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped9070920.html

Op-ed 9 Aug 4   https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped10080420.html

Op-ed Aug 14     https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped10080420.html

Op-ed Sept 7       https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped090220.html

Op-ed 17 Sept    https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped091320.html

CEOCFO Interview 1  https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippal0220.html

CEOCFO Interview 2  https://ceocfointerviews.com/voippal031120.html

Emil Malak Selected Literary Works http://www.emil-malak.com/portfolio.html


Emil Malak Op-ed September 22, 2020, Coronavirus Vaccine, COVID-19 more contagious, No More Lockdowns, OTCQB: VPLM, Coronavirus Articles, Where did the Coronavirus Come From, is the corona virus a pandemic, Global Pandemic, Coronavirus Drugs, COVID Financial Collapse, VOIP-PAL, Emil Malak Coronavirus Op-ed

1. The Baggio Test Machine; results within 2 to 5 minutes

After a lengthy discussion about this idea with a prominent doctor/advisor, we came up with the following plan for the Baggio coronavirus rapid results testing machine:


·      Coronavirus testing is done using saliva

·      The person registers their mobile phone number for secure delivery of test results

·      A clean booth which disinfects itself after each use

·      A video camera to record and photograph for security

·      Biometric fingerprint reader to record and confirm identity


Results of the test will be delivered automatically via text message to the person’s mobile phone and to a data collection centre within 2 to 5 minutes. Results will be visible on the app and can be displayed as needed. Those who test negative can go about their business as usual with the peace of mind that they and others are virus free. Anyone with a positive test can take appropriate self-isolation measures and seek proper medical attention.


The technology exists to make this idea a reality and provide a valuable solution for the virus. My wife and I will claim the first right to inventive/apparatus concept.

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2. Businesses can force the economy to reopen

Businesses can provide their own solutions, by thinking outside the box and leaving cumbersome government bureaucracy behind. Business owners need to take matters into their own hands while abiding by the law. I have proposed a way to accomplish widespread rapid testing by placing converted ambulances as mobile testing centers on every corner.

https://ceocfointerviews.com/emilmalakoped090220.html

3. Lockdowns are not the answer

Like everyone else, when the pandemic first broke out, I thought a lockdown was the proper solution. At the time it seemed like the right thing to do and I supported it. In retrospect, after seeing the damage done to the economy, the emotional toll on society, our children and the denial of medical attention for non-virus issues, locking down the economy and sequestering the general population was a big mistake. It has caused immeasurable damage on many levels.

Lockdowns have proven to be mostly futile as evidenced by what is taking place in Europe right now. They are going back to the same numbers they had at the beginning of the pandemic. People’s lives cannot be put on hold any longer, especially knowing the virus will be back. The economy must keep moving. People need to feed their families and governments cannot keep on printing money. Society is being strangled by the coronavirus and gaining little ground in the fight against COVID-19. If the west does not get back to normal, they will see civil unrest next year on a level that has not been seen before. A forced lockdown is an intrusion of our civil liberties. Instead of imposing a quarantine we need to implement practical solutions.

4. Coronavirus is on the rise once again in Europe

One September 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning about the recent spike in coronavirus cases across Europe, calling the new surge in cases “alarming.” They labeled it as a "very serious situation" unfolding across the continent. In recent days, Europe has experienced the biggest rise in daily coronavirus cases since the virus began. France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Belgium are seeing record numbers of new cases. Even Israel is now imposing a second lockdown after seeing 4000 new cases in a single day last week. French President Macron has also raised the possibilities of forcing another nationwide lockdown. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen in coming months. Enforcing a draconian style lockdown is not as easy to do in western democracy as it is in autocratic China. We need to accept the fact that the coronavirus is not going to disappear the way MERS and SARS did. COVID-19 is a completely different animal and it will be with us for years.

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5. A solution to bring back international air travel

Airplanes and cruise ships are a breeding ground for germs, and a place where infection spreads freely. Large numbers of people crowded together into close quarters in the age of COVID-19 is a recipe for disaster, which is why the airline industry is suffering financial losses like they have never seen before. In my proposal, airlines would provide testing to each passenger no longer than 48 hours before boarding the plane. In some instances, they can even offer the test at the airport. Only passengers with a negative test result would be permitted to board the plane. A passenger would take the test prior to their outbound flight and again before their return flight. Requiring each passenger to show a current negative test result before boarding will restore confidence in the safety of air travel. In my opinion it will also revive the tourism industry and bring much needed business back to struggling hotels. Every passenger will travel with the peace of mind that everyone on the plane is virus free. There is not a passenger in the world that would not be in favour of this, knowing they can travel safely without fear of contracting the virus. This is a positive economic measure that eliminates any need to ban international travel. https://www.ceocfointerviews.com/voippaloped7052620.html