People really do some insane things when they’re scared.
Like purchasing food supplies and toilet paper that under normal circumstances, will last them six months or more.
And then realizing half of the food will rot before they get a chance to eat it.
Like purchasing enough ammunition to equip a third world country’s entire military while waiting for the apocalypse to take place.
Then getting carted off to jail by ATF agents who spotted these abnormal arms purchases made online.
Like purchasing seventeen thousand bottles of hand sanitizer with the intent to profit from a pandemic.
Then being investigated for price gouging.
When what they all should be doing, what we all should be doing is washing our hands.
Yes, washing our hands and trying not to touch our faces.
Routinely and regularly.
Look. I get it. This is some serious (and deadly) stuff we’re dealing with here folks. I’m no scientist and certainly do not possess the brain capabilities of some AI bot, but I know simple statistics.
Statistically, if the mortality rate of this new assault on humans is 3.8% or thereabouts, and the overall population of the US is around 370 million, 14 million people may succumb.
I said may.
But going simply bat-sh*t crazy about this isn’t going to help our neighbor or us survive. All of us need to calm down and breathe for a bit. We need to understand going to the store (where the food and TP is), and cleaning out the shelves is merely promoting a #mefirst because I’m an as*hole and a lunatic attitude.
We need to understand the world doesn’t consist of one house and only one family.
There are billions of people on this planet, and yes, this outbreak has taken a lot of them from us. Mothers, grandmothers, husbands, fathers, daughters, and sons. This pandemic has no filters, doesn’t care who it strikes down, and is always looking for the next host to decimate.
Well, news flash for you friends.
Acting crazy and continuing to panic and do stupid sh*t is giving it exactly what it needs to survive.
The only way I can put is any stronger is that if we continue to let panic drive our decisions we become nothing more than a body of lunatic enablers.
Here’s another news flash we all just can’t seem to wrap our heads around. A vaccine we scream, we don’t have a vaccine that can kill this virus. Once we’ve contracted the virus, there’s nothing out there that can kill it. It becomes a simple matter of whether our bodies are strong enough to survive it.
Yeah, that’s pretty scary. Frightens me, and I’m pretty sure you feel the same way.
But what is that old saying? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Here are your preventions people. Here’s how you can kill that sucker before it even has a chance to set up shop in your body.
Soap kills the sucker.
The New York Times posted an article three days ago, which explains in simply amazing detail how soap is nothing short of Kryptonite for Covid-19. Pure, plain old garden variety soap.
You touch something, anything common to your fellow Human before you do anything else you wash your hands…with soap.
You sneeze, poop, pee, or even think about fixing yourself something to eat you wash your hands…with soap.
Before you pick up that utensil or grab that slice of pizza with your hands, you wash them suckers (your hands, not the pizza)…with soap.
Concentrate on stopping C-19 from entering your own body before you start worrying about not having a vaccine.
If everybody made simple hygiene such as this a standard way of carrying on in this world, I’m willing to bet things would quickly start becoming, well, normal.
Do not marginalize these novel virulences people. This one is deadly dangerous, and if left unchecked can do more damage than it already has.
But stop, for the love of all that’s holy, stop flipping out and thinking this is the apocalypse, the end of days. Humans are tougher than that.
Now we need to learn how to be smarter.
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