World News: Culture Broth

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The appearance and spread of the coronavirus worldwide has also raised questions about the origins of the virus and in particular the role of global warming and globalization as China now denies the responsibility for the outbreak.

For alarmist purposes, we would say that the coronavirus is the new Black Death, the one that ravaged 14th century Europe (1347 - 1352) and which decimated nearly 25 million Europeans.


Beltway Insider: Trump/Pardons, Russia, Weinstein, Coronavirus, Quaden Bayles, Election 2020


Naturally, the vectors for the spread of medieval pestilence were not identified as those which carry the coronavirus, although the World Health Organization (WHO) questions the appearance of cases in Europe outside the usual channels. but the health crisis is serious enough by its extent to worry the entire planet.

Viruses and Globalization

However, this may not be essential because ultimately, researchers and biologists will eventually find ways to contain the virus. On the other hand, the question arises of identifying the factors that caused the appearance of this virus.


World News: Parisian Politician Benjamin Griveaux and The Broken Hubris


And it is not inappropriate to advance the thesis of global warming as one of the potential causes. The global increase, here on a global scale, in temperatures has possibly generated the appearance of new diseases or viruses hitherto dormant or nonexistent due to temperatures too cold or biological conditions inadequate to ensure their respective development.

To summarize, it is therefore necessary to consider the planet as a gigantic culture broth where teeming and cohabiting a whole set of pathologies and viruses, declared or to come, of which man would be victim without being the primary or desired target.

Also making a connection with the Black Plague of 1347 is not it so adventurous as that because in the XIVth century the absence of strict rules of hygiene, the proliferation of fleas and rats in the medieval cities crossed on all sides by Growing and Europeanized trade has all contributed to the spread of the disease from the East.


Op/Ed: What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine


It is the same today with the coronavirus encouraged by favorable climatic conditions and a globalization of exchanges, in particular the flows of passengers transported by air which, in all ignorance, carry the virus.

Flux and Artifact

Does this mean that passenger flows must cease sine die? Some airlines have made this decision, but is it the best, or at least the most effective? Such an epidemic, likely to turn into a pandemic, in no way chooses the company with which to travel to stay at the quay if the flights are canceled! Let's reduce greenhouse gases in this case!


Op/Ed: The Corona Virus -1918 All Over Again?


Humanity has already started but with many difficulties and for the moment without really concrete results. This humor, a bit cynical, brings us back to a present that will be impossible to rewrite, namely that globalization has become an incompressible reality and that global warming, also in progress, is also linked to the first .

Certainly, solutions exist but it is to be considered more seriously now that this type of health crisis will be more and more frequent in the decades to come, drawing a new global biological landscape and confirming the idea that Man remains an accident of the History of the planet, a fragile artefact exposed to a nature which he believed domesticated but which is sometimes hostile to him because indifferent to its presence.

 

 

Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

Haute Tease

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review - Check In and Stay For the Fun

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, from Fox Searchlight Pictures and Participant Media, reunites the core group of lovelorn and apparently lost British Ex-patriot’s together in a locale awash in vibrant customs and culture for the newest installment in this magical adventure.

     
  • The Birth of a Nation Review – Powerful, Mesmerizing, Absorbing, A Triumph

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Birth of a Nation, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents a powerful depiction of the true story of a literate slave, gifted by God, and the dominating satanic influences that are the catalyst behind an uprising that results in a stand for freedom.

     
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy, Among 70 Collector Cars And Sports & Racing Rarities Joining RM Sotheby’s 2018 Paris Sale

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    RM Sotheby’s 2018 European auction calendar begins in Paris with an auction offering that features stunning sports, racing, and performance lots, including a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy, a one-of-five 2-litre 1954 OSCA 2000 S and a rare Porsche 911 ‘993’ Turbo Cabriolet.

     
  • Casting By Review – Meet The Unsung Heroes of The Entertainment Industry

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Casting By,” from Creative Chaos Ventures and Tashtego Films, brings to the screen the back story behind of the rise of the modern day Casting Director and the evolution of the Entertainment Industry.

     
  • La Jolla’s Café la Rue Review - Restaurant Rightly Reimagined

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Have a longing for European fare but can't fit a trip across the pond into your schedule? No problem. A visit to the recently re-launched Café la Rue, nestled in the heart of San Diego's La Jolla Cove, will more than satisfy.

     
  • Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Review - 12 Reasons It Tops the Family Friendly Luxury List

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Sonoran Desert has a beauty all its own and, with the McDowell Mountains as a stunning backdrop, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is great for vacationers to experience what the American Southwest offers.

     
  • Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Leaves 12 Dead and at Least 15 Injured

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    At least twelve patrons of a Thousand Oaks, California bar were killed after a lone gunman entered the local country & western favorite tossing smoker bombs and firing randomly into the packed college night crowd.

     
  • Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Review - A Solid Gold Nugget

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, from Lila 9th Productions and Ad Hominem Productions, brings to the screen an unusual mix of the contemporary, evolved life in modern Japan coupled with the restrictions of century held societal mores and customs.

     
  • Orange County Restaurant Week Returns

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Orange County Restaurant Week, the region's most celebrated culinary event for more than a decade, returns Sunday, March 3th through Saturday, March 9th with nearly 150 restaurants participating offering diners a wide variety of options.

     
  • Warning Signs from An Early Bird Drops late January 2018

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    An Early Bird's new single 'Warning Signs' has an almost naive, etheral beauty. Featuring vocals from Georgiana Craciun, it's the first introduction to Stefano De Stefano's debut album in his new incarnation as An Early Bird.  

  • Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the United States Supreme Court and a staunch voice of conservatism, was found dead on Saturday morning while vacationing on a Texas Ranch. He was 79.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Immigration Ban Challenges Trump; E.O’s; PM May Visits WH; Princess Diana; MTM/Emmanuelle Riva

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump spent his first full week as the 45th President alienating our nearest neighbors demanding the Mexican government pay for the proposed "Border Wall" that resulted in the Mexican President cancelling an upcoming White House visit.

     
  • HL Arts: Ella Kogan, Clay Sculptress, Unveils Commanding, Extraordinary Collection

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Known for her visionary sculptures, Ella Kogan is an artist whose creativity and deftness come from something more than inspiration. As she herself attests, her ability to create this works of art comes from something of a higher power.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Benghazi Suspect Enters Plea; ISIS/ISIL Surges; Ukraine Cease Fire; Ebola Worsens

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspected mastermind behind the American Consulate terror attack has been formally charged in a U.S. court after being apprehended, without incident, in a resort location outside the coastal city of Benghazi, Libya.

     
  • Photography Accessories Review – Cool Ways To Capture it All

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Digital photography has revolutionized the way we take, share and store photos. Whether you're a pro looking for a better way to showcase your portfolio or simply striving for the perfect selfie, these four photography tools will bring your shots to life in entirely new and exciting ways.