Look: this is a deadly disease. I got that. Truly, it is.
But the “normal” flu kills 30-50 THOUSAND every year. Yet we don’t shut down our country for that.
Swine Flu (H1N1) killed over a quarter million (yes, 250,000) people in 2009. over a HUNDRED THOUSAND in the first 6 months. Yet we, as a country, essentially did nothing differently then. Nothing. If no one reminded you about that time, you would not even remember.
The Media is hyping the deaths (Almost 14 THOUSAND!!!!) as of this evening….Yet it is reported that anyone who dies is coded as Corona, tested or not, whether that virus is the actual cause of death or not….
And while I DO think the “Social Distancing” is a Good Thing, and having folks be more aware of handwashing and hygeine is a great idea, I also am beginning to wonder….
Why the hype this time, and not other times? Why, if we should distance ourselves, and if places like New York are supposedly in Dire straights, have we not cut off the mass transit system that is making it so easy for folks to press together in a small place? Or at least greatly reduced the number of people allowed to ride in one subway car at one time?
Why is the Media pushing so hard that this virus had to somehow spring to life in a “Wet Market” in Wuhan, when the nearest bat with similar virii is over 200 miles away from Wuhan? Why do they discount so readily the very close proximity of laboratories to the outbreak source that were STUDYING and CULTURING similar virii…less than a mile away?
And why the hype over the death rate when, while it is greater than a “normal” flu, is not significantly greater than other outbreaks?
Don’t believe me, use Google or another search engine to check my statements….and then ask yourself…