A Void-C Emergency Nineteen
There is an old tale titled “The Boy who Cried Wolf”. Many of you will be familiar with this story so we won’t bore you with the details. If you want to buy the fairy tale, one version is available here. Some Ladies and Gentlemen up at the top may or may not have cried wolf a few too many times. This is perhaps what some of you are thinking and it echos some of what I am thinking. Well it’s lonely at the top, or so I’ve heard and perhaps the rest of us don’t really need to be manipulated by disaster politics after all of this blows over. What is real and what is fake? Is this real?
The Covid-Nineteen Virus (formerly called Novel Coronavirus 19 before it’s proper branding) has taken the world by storm. So much so that every concert, event, school, and even some bars and restaurants are on total lockdown worldwide. What is this beast? Some are calling it a lamb and insist that the Coronavirus has been around for quite some time and is as mild as the common cold. Others are warning that is is only slightly better that SARS and MERS when it comes to death rates, however much worse when it comes to infection rates. This Covid-Nineteen strain is said to have a longer incubation period and doesn’t always manifest symptoms.
Masks apparently don’t help all that much unless you are supressing a cough and then you really ought to be wearing a mask. The gloves too are really only a post pandemic fashion accessory really and good old fashioned hand washing is better than even the strongest antiseptic gels and jellys.
My Sister quipped to my Mother on the telephone, “Ma, it’s like we’re living in a science fiction movie”. A win perhaps for the, “We live in a simulation” argument brought forth by the likes of Elon Musk.
If you watch any of the major American networks or the Canadian ones for that matter you will want to gouge your eyes out with all the fear driven branding and barage of information. Who can say what is true? WHO (World Health Organization) says Covid is serious so we need to listen, but do we need to bring in and perhaps keep draconian surveillence and living conditions forever? Is this yet another attempt at our freedoms such as the erosion of freedoms that happened following 9-11? While South Korea and China are to be admired for the reported control they brought to the virus – we do need to remember China is a communist dictatorship. ‘merica and Italy perhaps value individuality too much for this kind of control.
So if the WHO and our goverments at all levels say we need to lock down, why then we shall. But let us sort out all of the political stuff AFTER we deal with the virus. Personally, I plan on hunkeringdown with a Quarentini or twelve. Cheers.
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