Compare the recovery rate of suicide to the recovery rate of covid. (That was a trick question. There is no recovery rate for suicide.) What about the recovery for their survivors?
How about the rate of recovery from domestic violence, child abuse and other violent crime??? Let's compare the recovery rate of drug addiction or drug overdose to covid?
The recovery rate of losing something you’ve worked your whole life for? Recovery from anxiety, depression, family breakup???
All of theses things already have a lower recovery rate than recovery from covid— yet all have increased since the devastation of the great overreaction. We are quite literally sacrificing one group of vulnerable people for another (larger) group.
It’s a backwards world when we claim to be “in this together” while completely ignoring the far greater negative impact of the so-called help. Time to discern. Not everything you see and hear out there is truth.
Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, my friends. - M
So when the CDC publishes a report stating that have no evidence that masks actually work to protect us from a virus with a 97- 99.75% recovery rate, it means we should all continue to wear masks and shame those who don't? Refuse service to those who are classified as exempt (read: engage in legalized discrimination)? Turn all retail workers into border patrol agents?
But, we're all in this together?
What exactly is "this" that "we" are in?
Let’s reason, shall we?
If this virus is so dangerous, where are the bio-hazard receptacles? It's worse than having a dirty needle, so how should I dispose of my potentially contaminated mask? Where is the 3-to-1 bleach solution required by Universal Precautions? Why are we still seeing new cases after months of sterile lock-down? When has the government ever "cared" this much about our health (at the expense of our children, our money and our mental health, nonetheless)? Why did a "two-week help the medical community from getting overwhelmed" voluntary stay-at-home plan turn into an exercise in government-inspired social conformity?
If you can logically, without quoting the media, answer these questions, I'd like to know. And while we're on the subject of the media, do you know who owns the media outlets ... who controls exactly which "news" is reported- and with what angle, intensity, and frequency? Why haven’t we heard that more than 28 million people worldwide have RECOVERED? Why are we constantly bombarded with only the deaths? People die from lots of other things. Why aren’t all of those deaths being featured on the human-interest segments? What’s the pay-off? Who’s benefiting?
And mostly, why aren't more people screaming "What's happening?!?!?!?!"
Ask questions, friends. Ask lots of questions. - M
#itdoesntmakeanysense #Orwellian #aliceinwonderland #dosomeresearch #thinkforyourself
Photo credit: The Matrix (Warner Bros.)
I remember learning about the baby boom during my undergrad... how these many new babies busted the baby merchandise market and how manufacturers had to make tens of thousands of extra cribs, diapers, etc., etc. to keep up with demand.
How the public school system was overwhelmed as they all entered kindergarten... and so on and so forth- throughout their years and developmental milestones.
We learned how they skewed the job market and how they would impact our career opportunities as they delayed retirement.
We learned how they went from hippies to yuppies and how they changed the culture, the economy, and well, everything.
We learned also to anticipate - somewhere around the year 2015- that the Boomer generation would overwhelm the medical, retirement home, hospice and funeral industries.
Now, here we are. But I have yet to hear anyone talk about the connection between the (yes sad, but natural) course of the human lifespan and the incredibly massive ripple effect the Boomers have had and are having on every aspect of society.... and covid... or the flu... or any other illness that is more serious for an "older" person.
If we were in a different era, where the Boomers were still, say, in their 20s or 30s it would be devastating still, but the numbers would be lower.
I know this can sound sterile to those who experience things through more of an emotional lens. But step back and look at it from a historical / sociological perspective. I'm not trying to de-personalize individual experiences, at all. Just trying to provide another perspective besides mass hysteria and division.
Stay safe, smart and grounded friends - M
Photo credit: none was provided from the pintrest page I found it on https://www.pinterest.com/pin/156429787034821276/ but check it out! Lots of cool postwar baby boom pics there.
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Hi! My name is Melinda. I'm a saved-by-grace-er, lifelong learner, INFJ, health & fitness trynabe, Mom, #vanlifer, mental health vlogger, and Director & Clinical Supervisor at a Child & Family Therapy Practice in Northern California.
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