Current events bring to mind an ancient (allegedly) Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” It seems highly appropriate, given that the current pathogen originated in China. It’s worldwide spread has been so rapid, that none of us could have foreseen it, could have predicted the consequences, that is to say the whole world now going into lockdown….
I don’t know what to believe really. We need to be sensible and take reasonable precautions, but not lose our heads, start panicking, and succumbing to fear. As ever, there are various conspiracy theories floating about, one of the most prevalent being that the virus has been deliberately manufactured in a laboratory as a biological weapon, which could well be true. We don’t know, of course, how much of the information we get is factual, or how much is outright fake news or wildly exaggerated. Are the statistics correct? Is this virus really any worse than the common flu?
A few points stand out here, one being that this pandemic is very likely to pave the way for world governments to force mandatory vaccinations on their populations, something they have been trying to do for years anyway (and some have succeeded). This crisis has some very worrying implications.
All we can really do is take all reasonable precautions, as instructed, and try to keep going and keep positive, as this is bound to pass in the end, as these things always do. If you are stuck at home at the moment and are looking for something motivational to read, to take your mind off things, try my short self-help book, available on Amazon! Here is the link:
Chin up and stay safe, everyone.
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