More Corona Questions
What just happened? Have you been asking yourself that? As an entire planet essentially shut down as a response to a virus, I have had to ask a few more questions.
From the very start, I had to scratch my head. Why is the response to this virus different than that of any other virus? I’ve lived a bunch of years, and I’ve seen some times of sickness and of health.
As a matter of fact, everyone pretty much mentions that in their wedding vows. We have times where we catch stuff that other people spread, whether knowingly or not. There are a whole bunch of things that we do, some of them tweaked for each person, to fend off the creepy colds and flues. I take vitamin C. That other guy takes Vodka.
I don’t think we can say that it’s all scare tactics, however they certainly abound. Most seasonal outbreaks come with their own set of talking points. It’s like the little viruses have their own little press agent who hands out tiny little microscopic press releases. Each news channel recites the same phrases over and over, and… again. So yes the scare tactics are here, but they have always been here. What’s different? The compulsory measures of the Corona virus. Putting an entire country on house arrest is definitely unique.
I’m not the only one to ask these questions. But I wanted to know some numbers, so I simply looked them up. I thought I would share with you the death rates of a few common things.
Asking a question to answer another
Whenever someone asked why all of these constitutional rights are being taken away to fight this one, The answer (those talking points) was “if it can save one life it’s worth it.” I think that sounds romantic. But I don’t think anyone really believes all of this was to save one life. So I think we generally go towards well it will probably save a bunch of lives. So we just say one life but we mean maybe thousands? Or hundreds?
I’ve already mentioned the hypocritical tactics such as placing infected people in nursing homes, yet denying healthy people from entering any nursing homes. If you want to see more on that check out one of my recent posts on that. But today I just want to share with you how many people die per year from stuff we do.
COVID-19, are you going to be naughty or nice to me?Steven Magee
It’s the naughtiness of the people, for this virus, that makes the difference, I say. There cannot be a man woman or child in America today who would disagree that the virus has had a political agenda all along. Some celebrate it some fear it.
Do you fall under the category of people who are tired of destroying so much that we’ve worked for? or are the one who is completely exhausted by the ugly behavior of people who are condemning you for wanting to allow commerce and freedom to go to church?
Either way, let me ask you. (With the knowledge just a few of the listed death rates)
- Am I selfish to drive a car?
- Am I selfish to eat a PBJ?
- Am I selfish if I drive a motorcycle with or without a helmet?
- Am I selfish to drink alcohol, smoke a Marlboro, or take some meds?
- Will we see a new phase of blaming people for unseen possible risks in getting close?
Today, someone shared this with me. This social media rock star presents many of the same questions. You might want to subscribe to his channel.
Have a brilliant day. Be safe. Keep smiling.