Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
The virus is not a hoax. It is a killer and it may also be a killer of society as we know it. Currently Globally there have been 392815 confirmed cases and 17185 deaths. That’s a death rate of 4.4% globally.
How do we defeat this invisible enemy without wrecking the world economy? That question may be a moot point. The damage is most likely already done and we could very well be heading to a depression that will make the last great depression pale in comparison.
So do we just send everyone back to work and go on about our business as usual and to hell with those who get sick and could die? That is a scary proposition to me. Remember these numbers?
24.3 million actively infected and transmitting on this day
2.16 million cumulative dead since day one, with 183,000 deaths on this day
17.1 million cumulative recovered since day one
That’s a lot of death.
It is quiet the predicament that we find ourselves in. Yes I agree governments are overstepping and seizing power in the name of safety. I get you. I understand. Why can we not deal with that once we stomp out this virus?
If people weren’t so selfish and treating this virus as “it’s just the flu” perhaps some of the steps the governments are taking wouldn’t have to be done. We can do better.
Regardless, I think this is a world altering event. What do you think printing a trillion dollars a month out of thin air during this crisis is going to do? Hyper-inflation? Maybe. It’s definitely not a good thing. These kinds of decisions are going to greatly affect my children’s future. It saddens me to think of the future they face. We will have time to try and make a better future for them once we survive this pandemic. You can’t fight your government and take back your freedoms if this virus kills you.
I’ve watched and read the first hand reports coming out of Spain and Italy and other hotspots. Doctors in tears because they are basically having to play God and decide who lives and who dies. It’s heartbreaking. Italy has a death rate of 9.5%. I certainly do not want that here in the United States.
People are scared and the Media surely doesn’t help in that regard. I do believe they are trying to whip people into hysteria. But honestly why would anyone believe the media on any subject. Their credibility has long since been destroyed. I watch the evening news only to see what the enemy is saying. Yes the mainstream media is the enemy. Our government is also not our friend. We are on our own here folks. This is all going to be up to us. How we handle this and survive is up to us.
We are quickly approaching the time when some tough decisions are going to have to be made. I hope those in leadership make the right choices. It’s devastating watching the world crumble around you. I can see the desperation creeping into people’s faces. I can feel the tension in the air. It is the unknown that is disturbing to most.
This is now about saving lives. Let’s get thru this pandemic first. Then let’s fight to make things right.