(Liberty Bell) – Without a doubt, the coronavirus outbreak that has spread across the entire globe, including thousands of cases now popping up all over America, has caused all sorts of damage and panic. There’s plenty of pictures all over social media of folks snatching up food and toilet paper, hoarding massive amounts of these products and preventing other folks from having the things they need to live.
People are super concerned that contracting this virus is an automatic death sentence, when in reality, that’s not actually the case. Most of the folks who contract the disease end up recovering without much in the way of problems.
One of the government’s main reactions to this whole circus has been to shut down businesses and force people to go on mandatory lockdowns. The federal government hasn’t ordered any of this, but most states have and it’s destroying everything. People are out of work and are losing their livelihoods, making it almost impossible for those in low-income families to pay their rent and other bills.
Larry C. Johnson recently penned a piece for Gateway Pundit calling for people to get some perspective about this whole situation and to stop freaking out.
Via Gateway Pundit:
The facts of this virus do not justify the shutdown of the global economy. It is ridiculous. Let us just look at some very basic numbers. These are not my numbers.
The world population is approaching 7.8 BILLION as of 10:30 am on 23 March 2020 (7,772,832,940 and rising). There have been 168,000 babies born today around the world as of 10:31 am. That number also increasing by the minute. That means about 270 new human beings per minute are entering the world.
In one hour there are 16,000 new births around the world. And how many have died from the Corona virus since the first of January? 15,328 (from John Hopkins as of 10:40 am). That works out to roughly 8 deaths per hour globally. Catch my drift? If someone you love and care for dies of Corona virus it is a sad, tragic loss. I get it. But the reality of Mother Nature is that life is far more potent than death.
The idiot, irresponsible media would have you believe that there is corona virus lurking behind every bush and blade of grass. No one is safe as they wildly clang their media alarm bell. But when considered as a percentage of the global population, the number who have tested positive is .00004 % (in other words, 4/10,000 of a percent). That number barely registers.
The mainstream media has been taking a lot of hits from folks all across the political spectrum for their feverish coverage of this situation. Let’s face it, the main reason the media is covering this is to generate fear and panic in order to keep folks obsessive and tuned into the news 24-7. Oh, and to manufacture some sort of crisis they can blame President Trump for and hopefully getting him ousted from office in the November election. These people are relentless in their pursuit of destruction for the current administration.
As Johnson points out, some hospitals are indeed experiencing an overload, but that’s far from the norm.
Why is India not being brought to its knees by a tidal wave of corona virus? They do not seem to understand the concept of social distancing:
Right now, according to the data published by John Hopkins (and updated everyday), about 23,000 new cases are being diagnosed every day. Of those, the death rate for those who have tested positive is 4%. In other words, out of every 100 people who test positive, four die. Sad if you are among the four, but you would play those odds in a casino and come away loaded with cash.
I am not saying the virus is not real. I am not saying it should be ignored. But I am saying that the fear being manifested in so-called “developed” countries is unwarranted and fueled in large part by a mouth breathing, irresponsible media intent on scaring the hell out of viewers.
India is a very tightly jammed country, so it’s not really surprising to see that this disease is running rampant in their country. Also, as Johnson has noted above, social distancing, which is a critical aspect of fighting this virus, is not something the people of India seem to grasp very well. If they would put this into practice the number of cases would likely drop.
If the media was doing actual reporting, we would know how many hospitals are overwhelmed and unable to handle other patients. We would know what percentage of people who test positive are admitted to the hospital. We would know what percentage of people admitted to the hospital go into intensive care.
And what about testing? The media obsession with testing is but another symptom of the insanity that has gripped the media propaganda maelstrom. Unless you have symptoms, testing for corona virus is a complete waste of resources and your time. More importantly, it gives you a false sense of security. If you are tested today at 6 pm and then have contact with other people you can still be infected. A test is not a vaccine. It does not immunize you.
It is past time that we focus on reason and facts, not fear.
While the coronavirus is definitely a very big deal, there’s no need to panic and snatch up every roll of toilet paper every time you hit the grocery store. The panic buying absolutely needs to stop. People need to quit hoarding the stuff like it’s some sort of commodity or currency. It’s literally just to wipe your butt with.
On top of that, it’s probably a good idea to disconnect from the news for awhile each day and live your life, even if its in self-isolation or lockdown. Just have fun with your family and friends. Do some projects you’ve always wanted to get done. Get away from the insanity for a bit.
We will survive this.