© CEOCFO Magazine -
CEOCFO Magazine, PO Box 340
Palm Harbor, FL 34682-
Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor
Steve Alexander, Associate Editor
Bud Wayne, Editorial Executive
Christy Rivers -
We Are at War with Coronavirus
As I have stated in each of my previous articles, I am NOT a scientist, doctor, or medical expert. I am well read on this subject and I conduct ongoing research. These are only my opinions which were crafted after thorough study and discussion. I recommend everyone conduct their own inquiries and reach their own conclusions. This is my last planned article on this subject. So far, the predictions which I made in my first coronavirus op-
The Coronavirus Marshal Plan
The coronavirus has triggered two sub-
A. Symptomatic: patients who test positive and display symptoms which include high fever (83%), cough (82%), shortness of breath (31%), and muscle aches (11%). Other common symptoms include sore throat, overall discomfort, severe breathing difficulties, loss of taste and or smell, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
B. Asymptomatic: patients do not show any clinical symptoms, have normal chest imaging, but yield a positive nucleic acid test. They become silent, invisible, and lethal vectors of COVID-
It is believed that between 10% to 15% or more of carriers are asymptomatic. It only takes one to infect dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people in an enclosed environment.
As governments are beginning to ease restrictions what we expect will happen?
We are at war against a deadly virus. It is time to stop playing, stop procrastinating and stop assigning blame. We need to fight this enemy as if we were on a battlefield, engaging the military and their vast resources. I have been a proponent of bringing in Retired General Russell L. Honore to direct these "testing" operations. He did a masterful job in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and he has the leadership and organizational skills necessary to bring all the pieces together to win this fight by executing the necessary testing plan I have previously proposed.
Social distancing indoors is counterproductive
Enforcing social distancing and wearing masks at all times when outside of the home is a must. However, social distancing of two meters when indoors is useless since the virus can live up to 14 minutes in the air. Some are now claiming droplets may last as much as three hours. Because of this, all indoor gatherings need to be banned for the time being unless a regular testing system is put in place and each person entering a building can show a negative test within the last 7 days using a mobile phone app as I have previously described.
Many government health officers seem more preoccupied with their newfound celebrity than they are with providing strict and scientifically based instructions that will actually help curb the spread of the pandemic. Some state and local politicians are also acting as if they are more enamoured with the spotlight and the idea of putting on daily press briefings than they are with actually trying to solve the problem.
They are telling us that restaurants can reopen as long as tables are kept 6 feet apart. I did not realize the virus is keeping track of distance. Where is the scientific basis for this decision? Is it manslaughter for leaders to mislead the public? We continue getting mixed messages from the so-
Coronavirus Marshal Plan begins with the right testing strategy
The Coronavirus Marshal Plan begins with executing the right testing strategy. Mobile testing vans need to be deployed and visible in every community. Once a person is tested, their current test results would be displayed on their smartphone. As long a person tests negative, they could move about freely. Anyone who tests positive can receive early treatment and isolate themselves to avoid spreading the virus to their family and friends, and avoid mass spreading within the community. Tests should be repeated on a weekly basis to ensure each person has an accurate current result. This provides the only safe way forward. By implementing this coronavirus Marshal Plan we will be able to fully reopen the economy without worrying about a surge of new infections or increased mortality rates. Businesses will be positioned to soar once again to their pre-
President Trump is doing everything he can to safely and properly deal with this crisis. The President is passionate, he loves America and cares deeply for the American people. He has already done a great job once in growing the economy before the pandemic and I believe he will do it again after the coronavirus.
Here is an appropriate 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-
Restaurants, conventions, concerts, schools, factories, offices etc
The same guidelines, to ensure weekly testing should be adopted. This will allow restaurants, theatres, schools, offices, churches, conventions ,etc, and every other place where large numbers of people are in close proximity, to resume without any worry. Implementing these procedures will allow us to get our lives back, but none of this will work without the proper testing capabilities available to every single person in every community.
People will drive the governments
This is a simple, people driven plan, but it requires great organization and coordination between the government and its citizens. People will embrace the idea of regular testing knowing it is in their best interests. Regular testing does not restrict anyone’s freedoms. On the contrary, knowing that you and everyone you come in contact with has recently tested negative for COVID-
If you do not reopen the economy people will starve, but if you do reopen you risk 1% to 10% of the population dying; proper testing will lower the mortality rate
I completely understand why President Trump and many other nations have decided to reopen their economies and I support their decisions to do so. After all, what choice do they have other than to send people back to work and reopen their businesses? Stimulus packages are running out. People need their jobs to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Many of the jobs lost so far will not be coming back. When people find themselves without a job, income, government support, food on the tables or medical care, they will revolt. We will see civil unrest and violence in the West.
We must treat COVID-
The economy will have to take priority over coronavirus, we have no choice.
Reopen the economy, only if you can continuously test everyone, contact trace, and separate the sick
A new testing agency
Western countries have come up short on implementing necessary testing. Hindsight is always 20/20, but there is nothing to be gained by playing the blame game after the fact. Today its COVID-
What is there to lose if we reopen the economy without testing everyone?
Lifting shelter in place orders too soon could be very costly. With as many as 15% or more of all virus carriers being asymptomatic, removing quarantine restrictions could convert mini clusters into super clusters that spread very quickly and potentially overwhelm the healthcare system. Doing so, would effectively be relinquishing control to the coronavirus. The only way to take control from the virus is through continuous testing of the entire population.
In the past week European countries have begun to reopen their economies by lifting quarantines, reopening schools, and easing up other restrictive measures in place during the pandemic. What can we expect to happen now? For starters, science is science. The next four to six weeks will be critical. It is quite possible they will regret the moves they made to normalize the situation without first having a full testing program in place. Mobilizing people and getting them out in public once again will create a significant number of asymptomatic carriers which will turn locked-
Canada, my country, is heading for disaster. The Canadian government has done a poor job of handling the virus. Many of these so-
The numbers are the numbers and they do not lie. Canada is a small country with a population of 37.59 million people. There are more than 83,500 confirmed cases in Canada and over 6,300 deaths. By contrast, Russia has 144.5 million people and over 326,000 confirmed cases and about 3,200 deaths. The Czech Republic has a population of 10.7 million and only 3,700 cases and 312 deaths. It is simple, if you do not conduct adequate testing you will not be able to separate the infected and provide early treatment; therefore, the death rate will go up.
Unfortunately, the socialist leaning leaders in my beloved Canada and British Columbia are so far left in their policies they are destroying us. I expect our health system could soon collapse just like our economy has already collapsed. I am sure they will just simply increase the taxes on individuals, struggling businesses and raise payroll taxes on businesses to fund more spending on the lazy. This is socialism. I truly hope my so-
Come to Jesus
Although I am a devout Catholic, I must disagree with the reopening of churches at this time. When a person speaks loudly in a public forum such as a church, they emit thousands of droplets which can linger in the air and are capable of spreading infection when inhaled by those in the close proximity. Air circulation caused by air conditioning, opening, and closing doors, and people moving about can push those droplets onto worshippers and anyone in the surrounding area, spreading viral infection. Published research has shown that droplets of the COVID-
A cluster of 117 so far new coronavirus infections in the city of Frankfurt, Germany has been linked back to a Baptist church service that took place on May 10, after German authorities allowed church worship services to resume. “Come to Jesus” does not mean Jesus wants his followers to be infected and die or to meet him sooner than originally planned.
The airborne nature of this virus does not just create a problem for churches, but for any venue where many people are in close proximity to each other under one roof. Schools, daycare centres, movie theatres, restaurants, bars, concert halls etc., all present the potential for transmission of mass infection.
Under the direction of my hero, Deputy Health Minister Roman Prymula, the Czech Republic has put into place a method of community wastewater testing. Since COVID-
We can learn much from South Korea
In many ways, South Korean culture is similar to western culture. They have successfully used a testing, contact tracing and separation regimen to reduce fatalities caused by the coronavirus. We can learn from their successes, and hopefully, our leaders in the west will follow the example of South Korea’s President and his team.
Opening the borders to a welcoming coronavirus in waiting
Europe just announced the possible reopening of their borders allowing people and tourism to move freely about once again. The timing of this move is absurd. It only takes one asymptomatic carrier of the virus to spread devastation across borders leaving a wake of infected people and creating more and more asymptomatic carriers. South Korea is now dealing with what could become a super cluster that began with one infected person. Unless we are successful at developing the elusive vaccine so many have been touting, or at creating a definitive drug solution to the virus that reduces the lung inflammation that ultimately kills the patient, we should keep all borders closed. We are still only in the first wave. God help us all this fall and winter if indeed we are hit with a more severe second wave. A country like Greece could see the great progress they have made in recent years become undone with the arrival of infected asymptomatic European vacationers this summer.
Are there any medical solutions? The hope for a vaccine is a delusion
It is quite disappointing to see what seems like exploitation of the pandemic by various entities to gain government monies and grants for the promise of developing vaccines and treatments they know are not likely to happen. As I wrote in my previous article there is not likely to ever be an effective vaccine due to several factors including the virus’s speed of mutation. Just as there has yet to be a successful vaccine developed for any other of the coronaviruses like SARS or MERS, nor are there any vaccines for Ebola or HIV. A COVID-
Of all the government funds being paid out at this time for vaccine development, two extremely large grants have gotten a lot of attention in recent days. Nearly half a billion dollars was paid to American biotech company, Moderna Inc., and $1.2 billion was promised to the British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Where are the scientists that are advising the administration? In my informed opinion, the hope for a COVID-
What herd immunity?
The hope for herd immunity of COVID-
With 4,125 COVID-
AstraZeneca, destroy the 400 million vaccines
Under a finalized license from Oxford University, AstraZeneca announced they have secured orders for over 400 million doses of their potential, yet non-
Based on the existing data we have about recovered patients and neutralizing antibodies, the majority of recovered patients that do not have those neutralizing antibodies could suffer greatly upon re-
Recovery is a false statement
With the improbability of ever having a vaccine and no Herd Immunity, researchers need to focus their resources on developing a standalone therapeutic solution. The key is to come up with an early treatment that prevents the patient from deteriorating to the point of needing a ventilator. Once a COVID-
Did Moderna Inc. deliberately announce misleading results to benefit a 1.25 Billion Dollar stock offering?
A vaccine that does not develop neutralizing antibodies in at least 99% of recipients is a failure
Should there be an immediate investigation into possible stock manipulation?
On Monday, May 18,2020, Moderna released information regarding its phase 1 trial for COVID-
In my last op-
Many have championed Moderna’s new vaccine causing their shares to jump by 5% in one recent trading session, in spite of them having only released early “partial” data on their progress. My question is, how is it possible that having only 18% of people develop neutralizing antibodies is promising? There is nothing promising about such a low number. Having only 18% is disastrous, a nearly complete failure. To be deemed safe and successful, a vaccine would need to develop neutralizing antibodies in 99% of vaccinated individuals.
We have also just learned that three of the fifteen patients in the high dose cohort (250 mcg) of Moderna’s vaccine trials suffered a “serious adverse event” within 43 days of receiving the dose. Moderna did not release its clinical trial study or raw data, but its press release, which was freighted with inconsistencies, acknowledged that three volunteers developed Grade 3 systemic events defined by the FDA as “Preventing daily activity and requiring medical intervention.”
Also, why was Moderna permitted to skip animal testing on ferrets and monkeys which have similar respiratory systems, receptors and immune systems to humans? Shares of Moderna Inc. are currently trading at $69 per share. Personally, I would not even value these shares at one dollar. To date Moderna has never brought a successful vaccine to market. They have been a total failure so far and may have possibly manipulated results. Where is the SEC?
Believe me, I am hoping my “dramatic” predictions are wrong. The only thing that matters is saving lives.
A second wave of COVID-
Learning our lesson from the Spanish Flu pandemic, we must prepare for the worst-
The King of Spain was not the only world leader affected by the Spanish Flu. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, American President Woodrow Wilson and then Assistant Secretary of the Navy and future President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt were just some of the notable survivors of the 1918 pandemic. Similarly, the current COVID-
Are we still in the first wave? There will be a new epicentre soon
We are still in the midst of the first wave of COVID-
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
The Black Death was a global pandemic of bubonic plague; does history repeat itself?
The bubonic plague was responsible for killing between 75 million to 200 million people during the Black Death Pandemic from 1346-
Where did it originate? The plague originated in China during the early 1300’s and spread along trade routes to the Mediterranean and North Africa. What a coincidence the bubonic plague also began in China. The most important of all the factors that led to the end of the plague is believed to have been the quarantine measure taken by people. Those infected would isolate in their homes. Only the rich could afford to move to the countryside away from big concentrations of population.
Mutations of the bubonic plague
Two mutations in the same gene were key in that they turned less deadly bacteria into a super killer. The first mutation gave the bacteria the ability to make protein that would infect the lungs, causing lung inflammation and deadly pneumonia. Similarly, COVID-
The second mutation of the bubonic plague allowed the bacteria to infect the blood and inflame the lymphatic system. Like the bubonic plague, coronavirus causes systemic inflammation, affecting the lymphatic system, leading to heart damage, pulmonary embolism, kidney damage, liver damage, damage to the gut and to the brain due to blood blockage.
By far the group most affected by COVID-
Could a second mutated wave of the current virus bring about a COVID-
The Spanish Flu is more similar
We must prepare ourselves for the potential of a disastrous fall/winter. A repeat of the second wave of the Spanish Flu means 25% of the world population can be infected within one year. With a threat of that magnitude looming, drastic steps must be taken to ensure people’s safety. One of those drastic steps is to stop all international flights for the next two years. Global travel will only compound the problem.
It is imperative we stay committed to the basics I have laid out in each of my articles. Testing everyone, tracing their contacts and separating the healthy from the sick will greatly improve our ability to contain infection. The world was caught off guard when the first wave hit. We cannot repeat those mistakes. Hospital supplies, equipment, PPE’s, and personnel must be ready to go. Additionally, I recommend the following four-
1. Protect the food supply line. In the event of a Spanish Flu-
2. Countries should manufacture all their own medical supplies and equipment
3. Ensure the ability to maintain all basic infrastructure needs like power and fuel, etc.
4. Preserve the peace in times of potential civil unrest. We have already witnessed demonstrations around the country during the first wave, which to this point have been peaceful. It is important to be ready in the event demonstrations escalate to the point of violence. An early military presence could prevent such escalations.
What can we expect this fall/winter?
There is much we can learn by observing the evolution of the Spanish Flu from its beginning in the spring of 1918 until its conclusion in the spring of 1920. The first of four waves of the Spanish Flu was quite mild and not too different from the typical flu season everyone was accustomed to. The second wave began in August of 1918 and was far more deadly than the first. The virus mutated into a lethal flu killing machine. It was during the second wave that most of the 100 million fatalities took place, largely over three deadly months from August to October of 1918. October was the deadliest month killing 195,000 in the United States alone before dissipating for a brief time. The third wave began in January 1919 and lasted through June of that year. While it was less severe than the second wave, it was far more deadly than the first. In the spring of 1920, a final fourth wave sprung up, though it was minor and mostly limited to isolated areas. All told, the Spanish Flu pandemic infected 500 million people worldwide, nearly one third of the global population and killed as many as 100 million (5% of the global population). This was all during a time when transatlantic travel was nearly nonexistent.
My prediction; a fall/winter disaster
Based on the thousands of mutations COVID-
We are now seeing signs of new mutations in several countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Brazil, and African nations. A COVID-
My prediction is only an educated guess on my part of the possible most dangerous outcomes based on the current rate of mutation. Not being a scientist myself, I will defer to the experts, but I would rather sound the alarm hoping to be proven wrong by the eventual outcome than to stay silent for fear of ridicule. In a February interview following my first article I drew my fair share of ridicule for some of the seemingly dire predictions I made at that time. I was accused of being overly dramatic by many. Unfortunately, many of those predictions have since come true. I am not at all bothered by ridicule, but I would be very bothered, not to mention negligent if I failed to provide proper warnings for the pending dangers I fear may come to pass.
Will this last two, three or even five years?
Sticking to the Spanish Flu model, it took three years for it to disappear completely, but the bulk of fatalities took place in the second and third waves which were concluded a year and a half after it began. In the present pandemic, two years is a reasonable expectation of time to have COVID-
Utilizing the military will be a strong asset in preparing for a second wave
Autocratic regimes like China have employed draconian measures to deal with the outbreak. The Chinese have announced they are in the process of testing all 11 million people in the Wuhan province. Other countries formerly behind the old iron curtains have also utilized some strict measures of force to maintain control. They have been reporting success in their handling of the crisis, but we can never trust the accuracy of their reports since they so often engage in propaganda.
Many western countries have experienced challenges in large part because of the uber politicization of the pandemic. COVID-
Coronavirus taxes are coming
Western governments are trying to find creative ways to pay for the vast financial losses they have suffered from COVID-
My advice for politicians is to not take the disastrous road of burdening people with more taxes, the voters have had enough losses with the coronavirus. Instead they need to tighten their belts when the virus is over and significantly reduce spending. The focus should be on creating a business-
Egypt’s military government
As a proud Egyptian Christian, I believe the present government in Egypt, led by Lt General President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, has implemented a well-
The world trade organization needs to change
The people who make up the silent majority in the United States and Europe realize that China has not been truthful. They can see through the lies and how China has benefited economically from the coronavirus pandemic while the rest of the world suffers greatly -
China is the new evil empire; President Trump should follow through with his recent comments and cut all ties with China
For some reason much of the world looks the other way instead of chastising the Chinese government for the cruelty with which they treat their own citizens. Not only do they incarcerate millions of Chinese Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps they call “education camps,” but now they are using the pretext of the pandemic to step up their long history of attacks on Christian churches. They raid churches and violently drag worshippers to the street. They take down crosses from buildings and replace the ten commandments with Xi Jinping quotes. The evil Chinese regime has no respect for human life, liberty, or freedom.
Chinatization must end
I am doubling down from my last article on my criticism of the Chinese regime. China’s desire is to achieve world dominance and exert economic and military superiority over the entire international community. They will stop at nothing to achieve these goals. They have a long history of hacking and stealing intellectual property, and now the F.B.I. and C.I.A. have issued warnings to labs and researchers of China’s current attempts to steal secrets and intellectual property specific to pandemic medical research.
New security laws on Hong Kong being imposed by the Chinese will destroy any form democracy in the former British colony. China vows to remove Hong Kong’s “cancer” of democracy and free speech, planning to put an end to Hong Kong as we know it. China is acting in response to Hong Kong’s 2019 non-
not by choice.
Canada or Australia or south and central America should think outside the box
This presents a unique opportunity for one of these countries. Thinking outside the box they can designate a part of their vast land and offer it to the very innovative, hard-
Russia’s new coronavirus war
President Putin is a strong and patriotic leader who should direct his focus on the war against the current pandemic. Oil prices have come crashing down dealing a crushing blow to Russia, who produces 12% of the world’s oil. Their run-
Economic stimulus and gold standard
As a fiscal conservative, I am normally against most forms of economic stimulus packages. However, under the present circumstances I believe we need to keep them going to help people regain their financial footing. Local governments need the backing of their federal government during these times. Many families are in need of government help to survive this crisis.
As a Canadian, I am very satisfied with the universal health care we have in Canada. Everyone pays into the system, but the poor who cannot afford to pay into the system still get complete access to the same care. I think it is a moral duty for a country to take care of the health of its citizens regardless of their economic status. The Canadian health care system is administered by the government. In the United States a similar plan can be adopted but may work more efficiently if it were administered by private insurance companies instead of the government. There are many unemployed workers because of COVID-
Once the crisis has passed and huge spending is reduced countries need to make a gradual move back to a gold standard to strengthen weak and potentially worthless currencies.
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Now Cuomo is under fire by some for his decision ordering recovering elderly COVID-
His sending infected patients back to their nursing homes among our most vulnerable was completely inexcusable. He had other options. President Trump deployed a 1,000-
The New York Stock Exchange should consider to moving to Florida
The New York Stock Exchange should consider relocating to a more business friendly state. Thanks to the socialist left leaning policies of New York’s governor, taxes in the Empire State are sky-
Real estate values, hotels, restaurants, and airlines are all in a downward spiral
I am predicting real estate could lose as much as half its value if we do not take control of the virus very soon. Add to the already depressed property values a tax increase in the form of a new coronavirus property tax and the reduction in value is even deeper. This is not a good time to own a hotel or commercial property without tenants. The increased overhead to maintain the property turns the one-
A new experiment conducted by the Japanese shows how quickly the virus can spread in public places like restaurants. The restaurant business will also undergo major changes regarding dining in. A new breed of high-
Airlines should give serious consideration to my testing proposal. It could save their businesses and provide the answer to restart tourism and air travel. Without implementing a testing plan like that, we may need to ban international travel for the foreseeable future until the virus is under control.
The America Invents Act was a corrupt patent reform law
The Supreme Court’s Alice 101 decision on abstract has been turned into a patent killer by most judges
As the CEO of Voip-
The miscarriage of justice by many judges when it comes to Alice 101 decisions on abstract has proven to be killer of good, duly issued patents. It is something we would expect to see in an autocratic, third world country, where laws are made on the fly by an oppressive regime, not in the United States of America. There are no clear-
Now more than ever America needs to encourage inventors, not destroy their rights.
My advice to inventors is simply not to patent their inventions in the United States. A U.S. patent is no longer an asset, it has become a liability.
I have no alternative but to fight for my shareholders. Eventually an impartial judge will listen and render a fair judgement based on technical facts and merits, not on a biased and subjective interpretation of the law as often is the case. Perseverance is my only option.
Politicians are revolving doors to giant donors
The Clintons, Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, and many other elected officials on both sides of the aisle have become vastly wealthy making politicians wages. It is all too common for an elected official to enter public office as an average middle-
My advice to President Trump
Do not listen to those telling you that developing a vaccine before the election will help you. It is not going to happen. I would focus on the battleground states and on turning the economy around. Cut trade with China. The silent majority voter does not trust the Chinese government. I recommend that you capitalize on that and use it to your advantage. You have rightfully been tough on China since the beginning. It will be in your and the country’s best interests if you double down. God help Canada and the United States and the free world if we get a socialist Democrat House and Senate this November.
Coronavirus Interview 1
Coronavirus Interview 2
Emil Malak Selected Literary Works
Sadness with Joy
La Rosa Operetta
We Are at War with the Coronavirus
“We are at war against a deadly virus. It is time to stop playing, stop procrastinating and stop assigning blame. We need to fight this enemy as if we were on a battlefield, engaging the military and their vast resources.” -
Coronavirus Marshall Plan
“The Coronavirus Marshall Plan begins with executing the right testing strategy. Mobile testing vans need to be deployed and visible in every community. Once a person is tested, their current test results would be displayed on their smartphone. As long a person tests negative, they could move about freely. Anyone who tests positive can receive early treatment and isolate themselves to avoid spreading the virus to their family and friends, and avoid mass spreading within the community.”
Solution for Air Travel
“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.” -
China is the new evil empire