It has already been asked. But it is worth asking again and again. Is the cure worse than the disease when it comes to COVID-19. The world’s economy is on the verge of standing still. Locally everything is shutting down.
We have lost sporting events that some communities rely on for their livelihood. Most of their income comes from these events. People are being laid off, fired, or having their hours reduced. Celebrations of all kinds are being cancelled.
Even the Church has closed it’s doors. This didn’t happen even during the Black Death. But this will cause some small churches that need parishioners in order to pay the mortgage to close permanently.
Many events can happen with teleconferencing (audio or visual too). Some can happen via email or other electronic means thanks to modern technology. We can can Facetime our friends we want to see but cannot meet personally due to social distancing.
Schools are closed and all the children are home. Now being taught by their parents. Those who home school already wont have any issues with this facet of the cure. However, those who never thought they would be home with their children have to adapt. Personally, I think it’s a great thing to get all the children out of public schools but that is something for another post.
Life has been turned upside down by COVID-19. The cause of the virus is subject to a multitude of reasons. Mostly false at that. And there are large numbers of conspiracy theories surrounding it as well. The virus isn’t man made in a laboratory. Nor is it the after affects of 5G mobile wireless technology.
The economic impact of this virus is staggering. It could cause another world wide collapse and depression. It would take a few years to recover from it if that happens. Our Liberties are being threatened as well by this virus as governments local and national restrict the inalienable rights of the people.
So how dangerous is this virus? You determine that for yourself. Look at the numbers. We are no were near the last major pandemic of N1H1 in cases of infections or deaths on the global scale. Local numbers may very from this of course. The problem with COVID-19 is there is no vaccine available at this time. There are trials and tests being ran around the world. But that’s what makes this one “scary”.
I think the overall reaction is extreme. Yes by all means practice good hygenie. But we should already be doing that anyway. Don’t sneeze and cough on one another. These are all no brainers really. If you are in public place sneeze/cough into your elbow. Again these are basics people. These practices will lower your changes of getting the cold or flu as well.
I also don’t like going to the ER or Urgent Care. There are too many sick people there and I don’t like the idea of going and catching something there. I like the video doctor idea far better. Talk to someone and determine if you need to take the risk of being seen. I might just do that always from now onward.
This virus wasn’t created as a weapon. But it’s been turned into one. And those that did so should be held liable and accountable.