Covid-19 is a nasty virus that is playing havoc with people’s lives throughout the world, but I note that there is a growing body of voices who are beginning to question how officialdom is responding to it.
It seems that some scientists are stating that the world’s reaction is excessive, given that recovery estimates range from 97% to 99.75% of those infected. Compare this with MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a coronavirus first reported in 2012), which has a recovery rate of around 66%.
There are doctors asking for their governments to respond differently, as lock-downs hurt people financially, mentally, and physically. Patients with the main killer diseases (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes) can experience extreme difficulty getting diagnosed and receiving treatment, because of the exclusive nature of the fight against covid.
There is even debate about the number of people who are actually dying from the virus. If a person dies WITH covid virus he is often recorded as a death statistic, whereas he didn’t necessarily die OF the virus. This has generally been the situation here in New Zealand.
It all gets very confusing and it is easy to get caught up in hype and fear if we believe everything we are told (from either ‘side’).
I find it hard to believe the theories that all our governments are using the virus as a means of manipulating and controlling the populace, but I also find it hard to believe that officialdom always speaks the honest truth to us.
Being a law-abiding citizen, I will always go along with what the government says we are to do. But sometimes I wish there was more transparency in their decisions.
The old adage of fresh air and sunshine and plenty of fluids still seems to contribute to developing a strong immune system, as does cleanliness (wash those hands!) and good food.
I believe all we can do is take sensible precautions to keep ourselves healthy, according to our various situations, and not live in undue fear because the world has been hit with another new illness.
Stay positive and enjoy the life you have,
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