On our last road trip I was wondering if the country will ever overcome the scares that the phoney virus propaganda has caused. The service in hotels makes you wonder why you ever left home. Every amenity in the place was closed down. The pool was closed. The business center was closed. Breakfast was a paper bag with a muffin instead of a eggs and waffles.
And the fear. Sure, a lot of people are shaking their heads and putting on a mask, but it is amazing how many people have been reduced to wide eyed phobia. They look at you and back away. You can’t tell if anyone is smiling or snarling. You see them when you drive down the road in the middle of no where and they are alone in their car with a mask and gloves.
This kind of mind set is easy to generate and hard to negate. It doesn’t matter if all the numbers in the world tell you this is a farce. I assume you have heard about the study published by John Hopkins that pointed out that there was no increase in deaths because of the China Virus. It seems that the other categories have gone down as Covid-19 has gone up. The big one was heart disease. It seems the deaths from heart disease has taken a nose dive this year in almost a mirror image of the rise of the deaths from the fear virus. Of course the Progressives* are scrambling to rewrite the narrative and say it was just a bunch of right wing bloggers making stuff up.
I know that I am already shopping less. I will avoid traveling if I can. Not because I am worried about the hundreds of viruses and bacteria that fill every square inch of earth. No, it will because I am tired of watching others be afraid and being forced to wear a mask for their paranoia.
Is the Covid-19 virus deadly? It can be. So can falling off a ladder, slipping in your bath tub, being hit by a drunk driver, catching a normal cold when you are 90 and so many other every day events. It is called risk. It is called life.
Get out and live.
*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc. Another word for swamp dwellers)
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