I would like to suggest an idea, but before you react and run away, think about this current situation without the C☆r○na V!ru$.
The announcement was made about a communicable virus running wild in our midst. Panic sets in for many as they swoop down upon grocery, DIY stores, local pharmacies, and even gun shops.
It’s almost laughable how the herd mentality sets in, even to the point where we’re calling, interwebbing, and telling others, get off the streets, take shelter, dont spread the disease to other people.
I’m not dismissing entirely the effects of a type of flu that can kill you, but think how many other communicable diseases there are, how many have died from them, and maybe, if our own hygiene was better, in and outside of the home, we might not have those type of problems.
Right now, we’ve collectively made a decision to not only postpone meetings, gatherings, weddings, travel, and even our visits to many different stores, it’s not just the virus that’s a problem.
When you’re asked, in some cases threatened by government edict to shutdown your business, the ramifications for millions of people are going to be severe.
The proposed idea by the President to send us $1000 checks, and some businesses $$$$$, the costs of lost revenue and paychecks will easily surpass that money. After that, then what? Do we continue to cower in our residences hoping if we say the right words to a mysterious source of power, wait a month or so for our relief checks, sing from our balconies and post the video, that things are just going to be normal.
Let me compare this to a time when I was a child. We practiced for an air raid. We routinely were told, if the Ruskies, or some other evil nuclear empire gets a burr in their saddle, and decides to drop nuclear bombs around us, we just need to “duck & cover” by our desks and everything will be alright. People were building fallout shelters under their homes, in their backyards, it was a time of great paranoia.
Well the civil defense barrels of crackers, peanut butter, and powdered milk, have long since gone bad. Those shelters never used. Frankly, they wouldn’t have worked. Our little hands over our head and ears while kneeling down beside our desk, wouldn’t have either.
None of the current strategies are workable. I’ve thought about this and it’s plain to see, we are at some point going to have to send our kids back to school. We will have to return to work – *assuming the business is still viable and not bankrupt. Do you think this virus will have disappeared? Oh I know, we didn’t overwhelm the hospitals. People were spared from coming in contact with the disease. The fact is, our everyday lives must be resumed, perhaps a bit more cautiously, but we can’t stay sheltered until a supposed cure for all has become available.
We will once again have to go out and about and the COVID-X will be out there. It will start to spread again. What do we do, shelter for 3 months until we’re broke or out of business?
I think we’ve got to face it. Life must go on. Sure, we can wash our hands, quit picking our noses then serving those who have come to eat. Maybe after you pee it’s still a good idea to wash your hands. Treat that cash you handle as having been down someone’s butt crack or used to snort some illegal substance.
Find ways to deal with each other a bit more safely, and then at least two things will happen, other than getting our courage back. First, our bodies will begin to become immune. There will be a vaccine available for you to choose to use or reject. The big takeaways are, get on with a reasonable amount of risk, choose to live your life within the parameters you can control, protect yourself as best as possible, stay home rather than bring your boogies, your sneezing, coughing and projectile diarrhea, to work. Just because you can work with a fever of 102° F, doesn’t mean we want you around us.
Stay home when you’re sick, even if you think it’s just a cold. Don’t share drinks out of the same glasses, and wash your hands!