So, I’m confused. Not that this should be a revelation to anyone, especially myself, but in times like we’ve been going through in 2020, well, I think we can all forgive each other for some level of confusion about what exactly is going on in our world. It’s nothing that makes me angry, in fact, in most ways, my confusion confirms what I’ve been thinking, discussing with friends, and even writing about here for several months.
Now, I don’t necessarily think my reading skills are anything to be applauded, but I do read and I thin I am able to adequately discern what I’ve read without having to have an interpreter. Sometimes I think I do need someone to interpret what I’ve just read because the writer has been so obtuse, they’ve buried the lead, which is actually an art today. It’s an art, because most of those writing for publications, in my opinion, have zero skill in providing information to the public. Reading some articles online is like watching a kindergartner with finger paint.
So, you may be frustrated now and want me to get to the point. I will, I just wanted to rant a bit about the press beforehand so you would understand my very real confusion. Everyone that regularly visits this site has seen previous posts on the Wuhan virus and the confusion over what the government has told us, the public, what to do: Mask or no mask. They finally settled on masking. Okay that’s fine. Social distancing was never a problem, of course unless you were involved in a social justice protest, then masks and distancing weren’t important anymore because it seems the virus can detect a crowd of thousands at a political rally that will probably all die from the virus, but the same amount of people, on the streets, burning, looting, assaulting, nope, the virus understands their plight. I, like many of you, ridiculed these people, these “professionals” that were only virtue signaling and trying to enhance their woke credentials. Fine. As far as I can determine, left and right, these people were widely derided online. Of course the MSM, at least that which I saw, found them “brave” – while people were dying.
I’ve been making the joke that if Joe Biden won the presidential election then the Wuhan virus would become a back page story. In other words, the pandemic would be over, according to the press. I don’t claim any prescience about anything but I recently saw an article which seemed to prove me correct. Now, before I fo there, let me say that Wuhan cases in the U.S. have increased this fall, along with hospitalizations and deaths. Not to the degree we were witness to early on, but this is a fact no one can ignore. Even the President’s Task Force warned of this in early summer. So this is one call I will give them: the Virus is not yet done with us or anyone else around the world.
Then I read this article, recently. Okay, I thought, this is good news, right, or did I read the article and not understand what was being said? Well, Dr, Fauci never said the pandemic was over, but said no worries. At least that’s the way I took it. To be honest, I’ve taken what the government has said with little validity because agency to agency they cannot decide what the correct approach is to a possible pandemic.
I say “possible pandemic” simply because, of those actual pandemics we are aware millions haven’t died. Consider the Plague of 1347. Oh wait! How about the Plague of, Justinian in the 6th century? So wait! Is Fauci declaring the pandemic over? Read the article. It’s really more of a “maybe” than anything else but the headline would tell any reasonable person, that the pandemic is in decline. Right? Wait. Maybe not so much depending on what the same person tells another media outlet. the article I just linked is dated November 12, 2020. And, on first view, appears to be good news for everyone. Maybe.
I love the pursuit of science. I really do. I recognize that science has it’s faults but the bottom line is that there are men and women dedicating their lives to understanding and healing disease as well as those that want to understand the universe. Government, in order to explain science to we plebs, often hire those as spokespersons, so that we may understand and of course when necessary, obey any dictates coming from the government. During this pandemic though, what does government expect us to do other than be distant and wear masks? I don’t know and neither does anyone else. That’s the problem that most Americans see, hell, most people around the world see as well. No government can tell their citizenry what it takes to quell this virus. Sure, we can do as Victoria, Australia has done and shut down the entire province for 111 days. But then what?
Do they allow anyone to come into or leave and comeback, or do they have an entire province locked in, where even movement within is carefully administered. That’s plain and upfront fascism. If the goal is zero cases, then they did succeed but for how long? As soon as people from other parts of the country travel to Melbourne, won’t there be a chance that the virus will come with them? Or will they test everyone before they’re allowed to cross the provincial border or get on an airplane?
Then I saw this, Yes it appears that at least someone, the same person in the last interview, is saying something different? I mean, is there a pandemic or not? If we’re slowly coming out of a pandemic, then what’s the purpose of the article saying that we need to do what we’re told? Is this in our future? In a country of nearly 330 million people I think it would be difficult to enforce anything that people didn’t want to do and they can’t place the entire country in jail.
It’s the lack of consistency that have people in an uproar. No one knows what to do, where to go for complete information. People won’t obey because they’re unsure what it is they’re supposed to do at any time. And now we have doctors telling us we must obey. Obey what? Obey who? I think it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. No, I’m not referring to the virus.