Surviving a global pandemic can be stressful; especially where and when self-serving, opportunistic, fascistic, governmental goons, (especially of the MAGA ilk) and their colluding propaganda ministers (of the FOX, OAN, Newsmax ilk) still maintain an absolute, chilling chokehold, which muzzles the qualified medical professionals.
Under such odious conditions, it’s nearly impossible to find much reliable, comprehensive, life saving reportage.
Even President Joe Biden, ravenously hungering for a second “helping” (term), has been elevating politics over pandemic science. Yep, during a September 2022, Sunday night, “60 Minutes” interview said he…
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.” [read full article here]
To utter such utter nonsense, simply to (potentially) broaden his appeal to indie voters; just to mollycoddle his rabidly radical rightwing, massively critical Trumper Republican opponents was, indeed still is reckless. Hmm, perhaps (long sigh), someone should mask up and try running the prez’s sentiments past the still killer coronavirus, huh?
Granted, the president’s take charge handling of the vaccination programs has been admirable. Even so, I cannot help but believe in my head, heart and very soul, that the bulk of humankind’s interventions, so far, can be best summed up as lacking; they’ve been merely a one-one punch in search of a “two”. That “two” element being to regularly mask up in public (more about that below).
Granted, I am neither a heavily degreed virologist nor an epidemiologist nor a physician, but, when the bona fide virologists, epidemiologists and physicians do become heavily under the influence of intoxicating governmental goons, what do their credentials even mean anymore?
Look, I am not about to imply that we should ever disobey their medical advice. To better explain this? Well, let’s just say that were the CDC to tell us to wear a mask in limited indoor settings, I’d wear TWO of ’em EVERYWHERE. In other words, always take MORE precautions then they recommend.
Consequently, from this man’s humble perspective, about all that’s left is to trust my own gut. And what my gut has been telling me (to restate it, for the sake of re-emphasis)…
Always err on the side of caution.
Fleshing that all out, further, it is my belief that the Coronavirus Pandemic has been needlessly prolonged which, in turn, has continued to needlessly mutate that gawd awful, deadly virus to the point where Covid-19 will become an endless scourge on humankind; maybe thru perpetuity! Why?
Because, be we vaxxed or unvaxxed, asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic humans can still unknowingly shed and spread the coronavirus. From the Pandemic’s very onset and onward, on a global scale, honest world leaders could’ve implemented mask mandates; stressed the importance of covering BOTH our noses and mouths whenever we’re in public. Of course, need I even point out that the phrase “honest leader” is typically oxymoronic?
Granted, my opinion has rarely been, is not now, nor shall it ever be shared by enough people to make a major impact on society. And, when everyone is not on board? About all that’s left, even in this late stage of the “game”, is to attempt winning over the multiple billions of naysayers. To such scoffers, at the very least, I still recommend that they reread and try to take to heart, the paragraph just above this one.
Anyway… alas (long sigh)… with my days as a sexagenarian winding down rapidly, I have both resolved and conceded that to protect as many people as is humanly possible, including myself, about the only thing I can do to claim a modest amount of control is to never again, go out in public in an ill-mannered, unmasked manner.
Realistically, I do fully acknowledge that my valid, heartfelt sentiments will likely remain mostly unread; wind up utterly lost within this ever-tempestuous, vast virtual sea. Tho I am
destined… strike that… doomed to drown in the depths of obscurity here @ my WordPress dot com site, nonetheless, it does feel good to get all of this off my chest.
Of course, that does wind up tempered with a twinge of sadness when I consider how foolhardy leaders, many of them “almighty” authoritarians, still couldn’t muster their chokehold to snuff out a mere microbial enemy.
And so, I must conclude and concede that in the, perhaps five to twenty years which I may have left as a mere mortal, I will do whatever I can to prevent the spread a dread, deadly disease. Yes, I do know what that above mentioned “two” to the one-two punch requires of me.
I will do the decent, humane thing; namely, continue to walk the face of the Earth fully masked.
Yes, I can (and will) live the rest of my life like that.
I will be able to hold my head high, even tho I’ll remain Just (Half) a Face in the Crowd.
Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!
HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:
Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!