Is ISU importing disease?

By:  Diane Benjamin This story raises lots of questions:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/16/corona-was-already-here-you-just-didnt-know-it/ We know ISU has students from foreign countries.  Since Illinois kids can go to college out of state for less than in Illinois, ISU actively recruits foreign students. https://illinoisstate.edu/admissions/international/ 74 countries? This is from the 2019 enrollment recap:  Fall 2019 Enrollment Report Some of those […]

Just the facts: China Corona virus

By:  Diane Benjamin Skip the media hysteria and get Illinois information directly from the the Department of Public Health:    https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus The page is updated daily, this is from yesterday.  Note the death rate is less than 1%. The site has an interactive map showing cases by County, most of Illinois has few or no […]

Corona was already here, you just didn’t know it.

By:  Diane Benjamin I don’t want you to miss the comment made to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/15/a-real-emergency-will-kill-you/ It says everything I’ve been trying to tell you:   Everyone needs to relax. This virus has been here for some time, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the actual number of cases is 10 times what has been […]

To: Jenn Carrillo and Jeff Crabill

I’m sorry both of you do not understand America.  I’m sorry you both do not appreciate history and capitalism.  I’m sorry you don’t understand that government is the problem, not the solution.  Most of the world lived in extreme poverty before capitalism, it works. Many around the globe no longer live in poverty because America showed […]

Is Stalin running Champaign?

This will be a national story:  (except for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or MSNBC) https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/03/13/illinois-mayor-may-ban-firearms-ammunition-as-part-of-emergency-over-wuhan-virus-n2564916 By:  Diane Benjamin The Champaign City Council held an emergency meeting this morning to respond to Corona virus.  What did Champaign do when 60,000,000 Americans contracted the Swine Fly and 18,000 died?  Anyone?  Anything?  This is an obvious abuse of […]

Corona Virus

What you need to know: If you don’t feel well STAY HOME. This is a huge threat is to our healthcare system.  Even though we are in better shape than a lot of countries, we do not have hospital bed availability for millions of people who may need treatment.  Doctors, nurses, and emergency workers could […]