There are many different opinions about this so called “pandemic” and mine is not a popular one. I vehemently oppose the incarceration of our nation. Yes, I said incarceration. Since when did it become okay to lock people in their homes and put small businesses out of business? Or when did it become okay to close our churches and suspend worship and community? When did it become okay to shut down schools, sports, healthy living? It became okay under the guise of protecting people from the “deadly” Coronavirus (sarcasm intended). Why is it that during other outbreaks originating from different viral infections we did not shut down a nation? Why as a citizen BC (Before COVID-19) was I allowed to decide if I wanted to expose myself to the common flu, viral pneumonia, SARS, MERS and multiple other communicable diseases, but now I am not smart enough to make good choices through this one? Why? Because under all this there is a political agenda which will come to light, mark my words. And when it does, we will all be chagrined at just how gullible we were. The facts and the numbers of deaths don’t support the actions taken by our government. Yes, the virus is quite contagious, and yes, it is particularly rough on some who are considered high risk, but, no more than the other mentioned virus’ or infections. So why now, have you asked yourself that question?
Don’t get me wrong, loss of life, the death of a family member under any circumstance is sad but, it is part of life. We are all born to die, it’s what we do in between birth and death that makes the difference. Don’t surrender to this virus and to a government run amuck. Look at the numbers people! In this county as of May 24, 2020, there have been 4,365 confirmed COVID-19cases and 176 deaths. That’s in a county of 2.2 million people, so we have .01% of the population of this county and 4.0% of those diagnosed that have died. As more people are tested, I’m sure we will see more positive results for the antibodies and/or the virus itself.
If you are in a high-risk group (elderly, compromised immunity, underlying health conditions etc.), then absolutely quarantine yourself or use whatever precautions you feel are necessary given your situation. But shouldn’t that be your choice, not the choice of some government official who is more like a lemming than a leader?