Do you guys remember when we first heard of COVID-19 back in January?
A common virus that causes a mild fever and cough, and in severe cases, Pneumonia. And about as contagious as the flu.
I think most of us thought to ourselves something like “That doesn’t sound like anything to be that scared of.”
And you were right.
On paper, except for some of our population that is elderly or has a compromised immune system (my wife is one of those), this virus is really nothing different than other illnesses we’ve all had at some point in our lives and poses no significant threat.
In fact, research based on our US cases is suggesting that up to 50% of those who contract the virus will never experience any symptoms, and 80%-90% will experience very mild symptoms. It has less than a 5% hospitalization rate, and the current death rate in the US is a little less than 5%. If you compare that with the entire population, that’s just .013% (.0085% if you don’t count New York) that may die nationwide from this virus.
But then something changed...
The World Health Organization predicted 2.2 million deaths in the United States.
We banned all flights from China. And then everywhere else.
News and media outlets made it their number one headline. Hour by hour, day by day, we were updated on each and every new case.
The toilet paper disappeared.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
We were all told to social distance. Self-isolate. Self-quarantine.
Concerts were cancelled. Sports were cancelled. School was cancelled. “Well, this must be pretty scary if they’re starting to cancel things.”
Some employers started having their employees work from home; the others lost their jobs altogether (17 million to be precise).
“Wow, this is scary and different, but I can make the most of this new normal!”
New normal. New normal. New normal. New normal. All of the sudden we hear it everywhere.
Wear a mask and gloves. Governors and Mayors mandate shut downs to slow the spread. Hospitals will be overwhelmed.
“United States leads the world in positive cases!” The media reports.
We stay at home. Stay away from people. Stay away from the store, church, gas stations. We stay away from everything.
We call the cops on our neighbors.
We protest at state capitols.
New normal. New normal. New normal. New normal. There it is again.
So, what changed? It wasn’t the virus.
On paper, COVID-19 is still the same old virus. It’s the same virus now that it was back in January.
We were fed fear and lies by mainstream media and corrupt organizations like W.H.O.
We threw common sense out the window.
We fell for the boogeyman in the closet.
The estimated death toll went from 2.2 million to less than 60K in a month.
Fear told us all to wear masks. It helps us feel safe. But if we do the research, we find out they don’t actually work.
Hospital workers are furloughed. Nurses and doctors make TikTok videos in their free time.
There is nothing “normal” about always being scared of getting sick.
There is nothing “normal” about metropolitan cities turning into ghost towns.
There is nothing “normal” about any of this.
We’ve been brainwashed to adapt to a “new normal” by the same companies that sold us the fear and lies to begin with. (Did you know 6 corporations own 90% of the media?)
Fear convinced us that it’s ok to hand over our rights because it’s “for our safety”, forgetting that our forefathers put that stuff in the Constitution for our ACTUAL safety.
Fear convinced us that it was a necessary evil for our neighbor to go out of business after 30 years. We all need to “slow the spread.”
Fear convinced us that it’s ok to trash businesses, people, and politicians who don’t bow down to it.
The real Pandemic isn’t a virus at all.
Written by Adrian Heiden from a Facebook post