Daniel Becker’s Living the Dream at Mudlark
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Friday, December 30, 2022
Quote from an article published December 30 2019, Reuters. One of the first international news stories about SARS COV 2. The issue of candor remains a lively one, and will continue to haunt international relations during 2023.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese health authorities said they are investigating 27 cases of viral pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, after rumors on social media suggested the outbreak could be linked to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Of the people infected, seven were in critical condition and 18 were in stable condition, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said on Tuesday on its Weibo social media account. The condition of two other patients had improved to the point where they would be discharged soon, it said.
“The cause of the disease is not clear,” the official People’s Daily newspaper said on Weibo, citing unnamed hospital officials. “We cannot confirm it is what’s being spread online, that it is SARS virus. Other severe pneumonia is more likely.”
All of the patients had been isolated and their close contacts are under medical observation, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said. An investigation and cleanup were under way at a seafood market in the city, which is suspected to be connected with the cases, it said.
Initial laboratory tests showed that the cases were viral pneumonia. No obvious human-to-human transmission had been found and no medical staff had been infected, the commission said.
A team of experts from the National Health Commission is in Wuhan to carry out tests, state broadcaster CCTV said.
An official at Wuhan Central Hospital, where local media said some of the cases are being treated, declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.
In 2003, Chinese officials covered up a SARS outbreak for weeks before a growing death toll and rumors forced the government to reveal the epidemic, apologize and vow full candor in future outbreaks.
The disease, which emerged in southern China in late 2002, spread rapidly from south China to other cities and countries in 2003. More than 8,000 people were infected and 775 died.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Clip #1: A moviepoem about rural roots: Your World youtu.be/kaI1ZtdRVPA #poetry #poetryfilm.
This is a quasi-experimental project that’s a combination of personal documentary and poetic video. The project begins with footage of the Joongang (Central) Market in Hadong.
Vidéo poétique au sujet des racines rurales de ma femme.
Monday, December 19, 2022
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Why don’t books in Canada sell? Some reasons are quantitative (distribution), but some, frankly, are qualitative. This needs more discussion.
Pourquoi est-ce que c’est si difficile de vendre les livres publiés au Canada? Un topique pour discuter.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Clip from Missile Launch as Painting: Tall and Thin as Incense Sticks (For the People).
Full video at YouTube: https://youtu.be/bkMNagLlOu0. #poetry #poetryfilm #moviepoem.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
#nuclear #nucleaire #nuclearwar .
What’s the difference between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons? Is “limited” nuclear war possible? Full video at YouTube: youtu.be/glV3nHEiB58
La différence entre les armes nucléaires tactiques et stratégiques c’est quoi exactement?
Thursday, December 08, 2022
Clip From Missile Launch as Painting (Incense Sticks … For the People).
Clip du projet Lancement du missile comme peinture.
This is part of an ongoing project about the hunger of weapons systems and their human « food ». Full video at YouTube: https://youtu.be/bkMNagLlOu0. #poetry #poetryfilm