I don’t usually blog about the virus, but I’m making an exception today. Why? The media is so damn irritating.
Copied from WebMD
August or early September, the rate of colds increases slowly for a few weeks and remains high until March or April when it declines. The seasonal variation may relate to the opening of schools and to cold weather, which prompt people to spend more time indoors and increase the chances that viruses will spread to you from someone else.
Okay, my turn.
The spread of COVID-19 is not a mystery; this is what viruses do. Viruses are infection machines. Unfortunately, this virus can be deadly. At the end of the day, we cannot stop the spread of any virus. I don’t believe that shutting down the world is the answer. Like any other virus, I expect to catch it, survive, and build immunities. If by some chance I don’t make it, then it’s my time to go. I’m not scared to die, but I understand why most people are. I also understand that at any time, I may become a nature statistic because nature thins the herd. This happens for many reasons. It’s not only about physical/medical conditions. Nature calculates other areas such as intelligence, wisdom, and possibly even luck. Well, if you believe in such things as luck. As I’ve already written recently, I can be predictably [not very bright] when it comes to the danger zone.
This probably sounds a little cold. Recently, a relative told me that I lacked compassion. She validated something I’ve always believed: After my mother’s death, there’s nobody left in my family who knows anything about me. Enough said.
When I think about nature thinning the herd, it triggers a memory of an old story—the story about a grasshopper preparing for winter. Research and preparation go a long way towards not being a nature statistic. I’m not talking about wearing a mask. I’m speaking of things like installing ultraviolet lights with bulbs ranging from 200-400nm. I’ve found 222nm to be a good number. Although, if you’re going to order online, do your homework. Some of the Chinese companies are not sending the bulbs after payment. Once again, research is necessary. RESEARCH is necessary!
I’m not suggesting that people should not be concerned about this virus, and simply leave it up to chance. Like everything else, the circumstances are situational. You know whether or not you have pre-existing conditions. You know how you feel about vaccination. You know who you may expose it to at home if you become infected. Wow, sounds like a zombie movie, huh! Please do the research. Please do not blindly follow the media’s advice. Personal research has never been as important as right now.
July 22, 2020