The old fart top news story of the day is about the Coronavirus. It’s alleged to have been created in a laboratory in China, with first reported case emerging from Wuhan on 31 December 2019. The doctor who reported it later succumbed to it. The report of a potentially devastating deadly virus sent a shock wave of fear around the world. Today the world trembles and cringes at the mere mention of the Coronavirus, with warnings of pandemics generating fears of global human annihilation. The warnings have caused industries to curtail and/or shut down, businesses are closing shop, tourist destinations have become anti-tourist, and entire countries are their closing borders.
Fear Of Coronavirus Causes Rubber Glove, Hand Sanitizer And Face Mask Sales To Set New Records
But this old fart, who I admit ain’t all that smart, thinks that there’s something terribly wrong with this here whole picture. You see, according to the news there’s been 80,000 cases reported globally, 2,700 people have died, and it’s spread to at least 34 countries – to date. Governments and health organizations are issuing warning statements by the hour, striking paranoia and fear nationwide, and the sale of hand sanitizes, rubber gloves, and face masks have hit, and continue to break all time highs.
Coronavirus Has Only Infected 1.6% As Many People As The Common Flu
Now I know the number of people infected and affected by the Coronavirus sounds horrific, but let’s put them into perspective with the common flu. According to the World Health Organization*, the common flu causes up to 5 million cases of severe illness worldwide, and kills up to 650,000 people every year. So the Coronavirus has actually only affected 1.6% as many people as the common flu, yet it’s garnered all of the headlines.
What Does This Old Fart Think About The Coronavirus Outbreak?
Well, I think that it’s all a bunch of hulla-balloo. I reckon that it was designed to do two things; first, to scare people into getting vaccinated, almost like the medical version of a ‘buffalo jump’ off Antibody Ridge, and second, to divert the public’s attention from the fact that uncontrolled industry is bloody poisoning all of us to death, along with a whole host of other life forms, and way too few people seem to even give a shit.
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