First, how much do you know about Covid 19? Did you know that it is not the same type of virus as the flu virus? It is actually in the virus family together with the one causing the common cold! The difference between the cold virus and this one is that this one moves beyond your upper respiratory tract and also attacks your lungs. Here is an amazing video interview of a medical professional who explains this virus best. It is so good that it took a lot of ignorance and fear away from me, and it made me feel more secure and confident with myself in this entire situation. The interviewer is Dave Rubin and regardless of whether you like him, dislike him or you are not sure who he is, he did well to interview this doctor and you would do well to watch this.
The next important observation is that our economy is tanking all the way down to proverbial bread lines, and this is bad. Now, do not freak out at me saying that I do not care about people's lives and I only care about economy, businesses and money. I care about people first, but our economy and that of our neighbors and allies is a close second. Why? It is because I need money to feed myself and help others who are close to me, and I am sure you do too. There is seldom any worse condition for you than starvation. Sure, if our economy crashes I can live off of bread and donuts and all that junk food. However, I would rather not as I eat very clean and healthy due to history of diabetes in the family. Now, at this point, let us look at the reason why we shuttered so many businesses, airlines, borders etc. The main reason we are doing this is so not all of us get it at the same time. Hmm, or is it? I think the main reason we are doing this is to protect people 60 and up. Well, guess what I just saw over the last few days. I have been to a Sobeys, a Metro, and a Fortinos. For my non-Canadian readers, these are major grocery supermarkets. In all of these places, you would expect everyone would at least wear gloves- no exception! Well, many people are not wearing any. Oh, and I have seen tons of people 60 and up who are not wearing gloves or masks!!!!! Ok, I can understand they may not have been able to buy masks. However, gloves?!!! If they could not get nitrile ones, they could have bought latex or even plastic ones like those that food handlers use. Or, they could have put on winter gloves. Or, those yellow cleaning gloves! Anything at all! People's RRSP's and 401K's are getting wiped out, people are losing wages, and we are literally oppressed by the government over this virus and for what?! People are not protecting themselves like it was a religion, like it was air you need to breathe in order to live. This is what we are getting back for the sacrifice we are making.
But, before you get upset with me for being such a hardass, let me add one more observation/fact- people do not believe Covid 19 is super dangerous, in no small part because too many sources now say this virus went around many parts of the world since at least late November! Apparently, this is when it started and this time frame fits perfectly with news articles at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, in USA and Canada alike. I saw articles you can probably still google, and they all go along these lines:
- Worst flu in years.
- Young person dies from flu, everyone baffled.
- This year's flu vaccine was not prepared properly, may have missed one or two severe flu strains.
There we go, dearest readers- some next level observations and facts for you to consider. You do not have to like what I wrote or completely agree. All I hope is that you will take what I shared with you and begin your own inquiry that surpasses emotional reactions and 24 hour news cycle, and come up with a solid perspective on a current situation that can give you some sort of an edge.
Finally, if you suspect you had Covid 19 or you got tested and had it already, please anonymously comment on your experience with it. All of us would appreciate it.
Stay smart out there. :)