The Fear Is Worse Than The DiseasesteemCreated with Sketch.

in coronavirus •  2 months ago 

The coronavirus is making a statement.

Regardless of how bad this turns out to be, it will be nowhere near the level that many, if not most, are proclaiming. The mainstream will have everyone believe tens of millions of people are going to die because of the coronavirus.

I do not want to diminish the effect and death is never an easy thing. There are thousands who already died with more to come. However, it is often best to temper the hysteria.


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To provide a bit of contrast, more than half a million people die each year in the United States at the hands of the medical community. In other words, people seek out treatment and end up dead because of screwups by medical personnel.

Do we shut down the entire medical industry because of it?

Which brings me to the main point: what is really going on? Since this thing started, the fear and panic associated with the disease did not quite match up. Certainly, it is serious but we are not talking The Plague level were 50% of the population died.

Perhaps it is the skeptic in me that leads me to ask these questions. Suddenly, virologists are rock stars, appearing on mainstream talk shows. Ironic, I have yet to see one on who said we should remain calm and not blow things out of proportion.

We all know the mainstream media is full of lies. Remember them espousing the "truth" about Saddam and WMDs? What happened there? We didn't even get a mea culpa.

The President is saying that 100,000 people in the United States could die from this. That is a healthy figure, no way to cut it. Nevertheless, more than 40,000 people die in car crashes each year.

Thus, what is really taking place? Why the full on panic?

Some might say that without the actions, the numbers would be much worse. That could be true yet there is no way to know.

Of course, that was said a bit more than a decade ago about bailing out the banks. "If we did not due it, the entire financial system would have collapsed".

Maybe.

At least we are all safer because of the Patriot Act. Remember how vital that was for the security of all Americans? The panic around 9-11 really made people open to that wonderful piece of privacy eroding legislation.

Well if nothing else, the coronavirus is keeping thousands from being assaulted and accosted by the TSA at the airports.

Make not mistake, public reaction of this nature causes life to be different going forward. That is one thing we can be certain of.

The global economy is most likely going into a depression. Hundreds of millions around the world are going to be out of work. Supply chains will be reworked, destroying the economics of many third world nations. Government control is going to expand as more people will turn in that direction for help.

Somewhere along the way, a small group of people are getting a lot richer off of this.

At this moment, I just cannot figure out who they are.

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I find this funny. Yes, the hysteria is overblown

It will be the same hysteria that slows down the spread.

Then the skeptics will look at the numbers (thanks to the hysteria) and say it wasn't as bad as they said it would be.

But the thing is... I could be if we didn't take distancing seriously.

Couldn't agree with you more, without social distancing things would get overwhelming fast. I live in the middle of a hotspot and this thing is extremely contagious. Sure, most people barely feel the disease, but if everyone went about their lives as usual and infected everybody then hospitals couldn't handle the severe cases anymore.

More people have it than they know.... throwing off all numbers.

The die rate is higher and it spreads easier than the flu.

Those are the facts, anything else is noise at this point.

Oh yeah, here only a select few get tested, like people who work at the retirement home. Everyone else is asked to stay indoors and live through the symptoms if they have any. Basically deal with it on your own type of thing.

The reported numbers don't come even close to the real picture.

So true. I'm telling it to everyone, but they think I'm a horrible man who not giving a value to human life (

A very good perspective

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I feel the same about this situation.

I understand your skepticism, but your right that the elite will get richer from this international outbreak.

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I pretty much agree about the possibility of a depression. Here is an article I wrote on the Canadian real estate market, if your interested
https://steemit.com/corona/@mmumu87/doomsday-looming-for-the-canadian-real-estate-market

I doubt anyone is getting richer, these days.

More likely "the rich and powerful" have a number of "sacrificial" pieces on their chessboards at the moment, playing a short term losing game to gain a long term advantage down the road. I sense this is all a "head fake" covering something else...

Bright Blessings!

Interesante, mañana busco mi traductor y leo completo el articulo y los comentarios.

...and the statement is, in a word, "NOCEBO." Keep questioning, and stay free! 💚💚💚

The President is saying that 100,000 people in the United States could die from this.

In 2020? In total? 113 034 people died from flu (not from coronavirus) between 2020.01.01 and 2020.03.25, and only 21 297 people died from coronavirus. 581 599 people died from alcohol in the same time period. 1 162 481 people died from smoking. And you know what is more shocking? 2 382 324 people died from hunger also in the same time period. Hunger is the cause, which killed the highest amount of people this year so far. Just saying.

Most people don't like to hear this but I'm thinking and saying the same. I don't want to downplay this but 1 million infections on 8 billion people is a small number. In The Netherlands, more people die from normal flu every year but that doesn't make the news ( no pandemic )

The media are spreading fear like never before and I ignore most of it to not go insane, as I believe it's the news and the isolation that makes more people sick ( depressed, suicidal ) than the disease itself.

I could go on and on, but no matter what happens, looking back on this, everybody will say that what they did was the right thing.

I see this as a chance to level up and get out of this stronger. It's a wake up call for many of us ( especially in the Western world ) to become more resilient, more independent and hopefully many of us will say afterwards:

I needed this to become a better person, instead of becoming even more fearful of anythign and everything and having more faith in the government than ever.

Thanks for sharing this with us. I try to do the same in my own way ( all of this is great inspiration for my fiction )