New word: Covidocracy (based on the suffix: cracy)
(Governmental rule/tyranny influenced by Covid-1984)
And yah, I'm writing my own memes! More based in reality then the nonsense that's making the rounds.
It's hard to imagine that most readers here haven't seen the latest attempt to meld Kawasaki disease with Covid-19? Kawasaki disease was identified in the early 1960's. Meaning it's been identified as such for nearly 60 years.That this long known disease/disorder is being used to manipulate the fear levels in the masses to ever higher states is reprehensible.
Fear is such a great manipulator. We're going to keep it real here, okay?
Background Kawasaki Disease
Kawasaki saw his first case of KD in January 1961 and published his first report in Japanese in 1967. Whether cases existed in Japan before that time is currently under study. The most significant controversy in the 1960s in Japan was whether the rash and fever sign/symptom complex described by Kawasaki was connected to subsequent cardiac complications in a number of cases. Pathologist Noboru Tanaka and pediatrician Takajiro Yamamoto disputed the early assertion of Kawasaki that KD was a self-limited illness with no sequelae. This controversy was resolved in 1970 when the first Japanese nationwide survey of KD documented 10 autopsy cases of sudden cardiac death after KD. By the time of the first English-language publication by Kawasaki in 1974, the link between KD and coronary artery vasculitis was well-established.
Kawasaki Disease was independently recognized as a new and distinct condition in the early 70'sKD was independently recognized as a new and distinct condition in the early 1970s by pediatricians Marian Melish and Raquel Hicks at the University of Hawaii. In 1973, at the same Hawaiian hospital, pathologist Eunice Larson, in consultation with Benjamin Landing at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, retrospectively diagnosed a 1971 autopsy case as KD. The similarity between KD and infantile periarteritis nodosa (IPN) was apparent to these pathologists, as it had been to Tanaka earlier.
What remains unknown is the reason for the simultaneous recognition of this disease around the world in the 1960s and 1970s. There are several possible explanations. KD may have been a new disease that emerged in Japan and emanated to the Western World through Hawaii, where the disease is prevalent among Asian children.Highly suggestive there is a genetic aspect? Maybe a mutation?
Perhaps tied to Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Alternatively, KD and IPN may be part of the spectrum of the same disease and clinically mild KD masqueraded as other diseases, such as scarlet fever in the preantibiotic era. Case reports of IPN from Western Europe extend back to at least the 19th century, but, thus far, cases of IPN have not been discovered in Japan before World War II. Perhaps the factors responsible for KD were introduced into Japan after the World War II and then reemerged in a more virulent form that subsequently spread through the industrialized Western world. It is also possible that improvements in health care and, in particular, the use of antibiotics to treat infections caused by organisms including toxin-producing bacteria reduced the burden of rash/fever illness and allowed KD to be recognized as a distinct clinical entity.
Itsuzo Shigematsu, Hiroshi Yanagawa, and colleagues have conducted 14 nationwide surveys in Japan. These have indicated that: 1) KD occurred initially in nationwide epidemics but now occurs in regional outbreaks; 2) there are ∼5000 to 6000 new cases each year; 3) current estimates of incidence rates are 120 to 150 cases per 100 000 children.
"Dr. Theresa Tam says a potentially dangerous affliction called Kawasaki disease can hit children after many kinds of infections, including COVID-19"
Pediatricians are used to seeing the inflammatory condition and can treat it, but whether it's a special concern in the current pandemic is still being examined.The fearmongering engaged in by the Covidocracy continues to go unchecked.