So far, 16,000 people have died and 280,000 people have been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC. And, the season is not even over.
With the effects of the Regular Joe Flu so overwhelming, why is the world melting down over COVID-19? Not to mention the locust crisis in Africa that is poised to kill millions.
COVID-19 is a highly contagious novel virus. Its pandemic spread across the globe makes it serious, but not necessarily dangerous to the majority of people.
What should be a concern is its origins. Indicators are that it came from the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory. While not a bio-weapon, it was more than likely developed as a type of bio-economic weapon. It is designed to sow fear, not kill. Watching Americans meltdown over the weather, it appears it was pretty easy to shut down the economy and send the US into a full-on depression over the fear of a germ.
Another question, did China release the virus on purpose? The history of Communist China shows that they have no problem killing their own. Has anyone heard anything about the Hong Kong protests lately?
This is getting serious. Not the sickness, the destruction of our economy. Businesses cannot go 30 days under this kind of shutdown. Many will never recover from the losses–there will be unemployment, as well as the pain of Capitalist Disruption. Old businesses will die and new ones will struggle to fill the space.
The greatest economy in the history of the world is being murdered because our government officials are too stupid to understand basic math and too cowardly to stand up to media-induced hysteria.
Note: Why aren’t we just quarantining the elderly and those at higher risk? Why are we shutting down our entire economy and struggling, while our politicians continue to pull pay checks and cash out their stocks while simultaneously granting themselves power and taking away our rights?
We need to get a grip on the costs and benefits of this hysteria. I say ignore quarantine. Open up the bars and cafes. Go to the mall. Just get it.
Of the 19,354 currently infected, 100% of the cases are considered mild, and 0% are considered critical.
Let that sink in.
This nonsense has to stop.
The reason nobody in government is urgently responding to the need to rescue the economy and help struggling families whose livelihoods have been destroyed by mandated pandemic panic closings is that nobody in government has stopped getting paid because of the panic closings. The government will always get paid, even when you are unemployed.
Gov. Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner Norman Oliver issued a public health emergency order banning more than 10 patrons in restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters on Tuesday. This order gives local and state law enforcement the ability to enforce this ban. You can be arrested for hanging out with your blokes.
So, what is really going on? Is this self-induced panic really just a dry run, a massive coordinated drill? In this curious Ted Talk, Bill Gates talks about how the next great threat will not be tanks and bombs, but microbes:
There is a lot at play, and it’s not good. An AAR (After Action Review) needs to analyze what role the media played in generating this false hysteria. MSNBC host and Russian Collusion authority Rachel Maddow actually begged other networks not to air President Trump’s Coronavirus briefings:
Are pandemics serious? Yes. Will people die from COVD-19? Yes, but 7,000 Americans die every day. As Blue Oyster Cult sang, “40,000 men and women every day.” The pandemic really hasn’t changed the daily work of the reaper.
If anything good does come out of this, I think we now understand:
We need to close our borders We need to bring our businesses home. We need to become less dependent on other countries to survive. Be much more skeptical about the promise of globalism. Understand the threat of germ warfare (germ games, like war games). Stop trusting a country that eats bats and baby birds to control all our medicine supply. Throw Socialism in the trash, and fight those continue that carry water for it. Grow a pair, and regain our faith in the free market.