These are troubling times. However, there should be no need for panic…. from what I can tell.
Obviously with the CoronaVirus going around and everything seemingly shutting down, it is important to keep ourselves and those we hold dearest safe. Right now, that seems to mean that we limit social gatherings and to keep mindful of not spreading germs by doing things like washing our hands on a regular basis and disinfecting high traffic areas within our homes and elsewhere.
But honestly, I think the following tweet best sums up how I feel about this whole situation:
While I think it better to be safe than sorry, something inside of me tells me that all of this panic over CoVid-19 is overblown.
Many say that is a result of the media driving the panic. I am not trying to point fingers at what exactly is causing the panic. Also, I am not going to defend/attack the President for the job he has done to mitigate the risk. Instead, I am just pointing out how I think something is not quite what it seems.
Back in 2009 and into 2010, we had another epidemic: H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu.
Many right-wing pundits try to bring up the statistics from that H1N1 outbreak to show that Trump is doing much more with this CoVid-19 outbreak than compared to the previous administration. I am not trying to take that route here. I just want to simply compare the final statistics and the resulting panic that we see today.
I think it is safe to say that H1N1 did not cause the hysteria that CoVid-19 seemingly has. Yet H1N1 seemed to be just as contagious and deadly as CoVid-19.
According to the CDC, the H1N1 Pandemic infected roughly 60.8 million Americans. From that number, 274,304 people were hospitalized and unfortunately 12,469 people died due to the virus.
Yes, these numbers are based on a 12 month period, and we may not know just how bad CoVid-19 is until it has run its course. Hopefully things do not get to be that bad.
Many like to say that CoVid-19 is much worse, because of the percentage of people that get infected that end up succumbing to the virus is in the neighborhood of 2-2.5%. That too we do not fully know as of yet. There are many that get infected and experience little to no symptoms whatsoever. Thus I believe these numbers to be inflated at the moment.
As of now, the best estimate we have comes from the country that has best offered testing: South Korea. As of recently, 38 of 1,358 people have died from CoVid-19 in South Korea. That is a percentage of 0.84%.
Yes, that is still higher than the regular, seasonal flu. But that too is only for those feeling the need to get tested. Again, there are many that show little to no symptoms, thus I am inclined to think even 0.84% is high. We just don’t know to any degree of certainty right now.
One thing we can be certain of is the reaction on display in the United States and elsewhere. We have schools shutting down, professional sports leagues shutting down, and more. You would think this thing is as easily transmitted as reported but with the death rate of Ebola (90%).
So this leads me to again point to the tweet that I linked to earlier. I think there is something else at play here. Something that the general public is unaware of.
Maybe I am letting my thoughts create a biased opinion. What is playing out right now, under the guise of the CoronaVirus response, is exactly what I have read about what is to come for years now. I am not trying to say that CoVid-19 is not real. I am not saying that the testing is meant to create false-positives. Nothing like that. Again, it is better to be safe than sorry and we should all take the precautions necessary.
While I have mentioned in previous posts that I am a Trump supporter. One thing I do not believe I have mentioned is that I do follow Q Anon and have since the beginning back in October of 2017. I am not going to write a book about what or who Q is, at least not right now and right here.
What I will say at this point, since I have to lay out some kind of a primer is that this person(s) who anonymously posts to an online forum called “Q” seems to have insider knowledge into the workings of this administration. Many believe it is some type of Military Intelligence operation aimed at providing transparency that would never fly in this current media landscape. Some even claim posts signed as “Q+” to be directly from Trump himself.
Back to current events, it is pretty coincidental that all of the various actions that have recently been taken like calling for a National Emergency, activating the National Guard, and more are all playing out in real time. Because it is exactly these actions that Q has mentioned in the past couple years that will take place. Now I am not saying that it is directly related to CoVid-19, but you have to understand that it is pretty crazy to be on the lookout for this exact scenario and it is actually playing out.
Here is a video that touches briefly on “The Storm” as it looks compared to current events:
“The Storm” is what some call what Q has hinted at coming. Others call it “The Great Awakening” and other terms. I can and likely will go into more details at a future date and time.
What is more important right now for all of us though is to stay safe and remain calm. This too shall pass. I am hopeful that when it does pass, we will all be in a much better situation.
To read previous Q posts, sometimes call “crumbs” or “drops”, go here: https://qmap.pub/.