At this point i am tired of reading, people are making too much of Covid-19 or the flip side,we should be running around with our hair on fire over it.
Could we just get someone to give us the facts? It would be nice.
It surely better not be Dr Fauci. Is he still head of the CDC? Shouldn’t be. He lied to the President of the United States and the American people. The WHO covered for the CCP regime. There’s a group of people i would never trust.
There was no confusion over whether we should wear masks or not;whether we should take extra precautions or not. Confused is when you don’t know what’s going on, all or in part.
Fauci knew exactly what was going on all along. He knew what we were dealing with and its origin. He just didn’t share the info because he was covering his own behind.
Fauci [i refuse to even call him Dr. anymore]had a moral/ethical responsibility to give people the truth;as head of the CDC he had a responsibility commiserate with his position. He totally abdicated it.
So when you conclude that you can’t trust the very people you usually put your trust in how do you know where to go for accurate information and who you can trust? Good question. Wish i had the answer.The one thing i do know is we have to establish herd immunity. You create an environment where the virus has no where else to go. A certain percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated first.
BTW the goal of flattening the curve isn’t to get rid of a virus. With some viruses extinction isn’t possible. Coronavirus is one of those. You flatten the curve so the hospitals/heath care system doesn’t get overwhelmed.
I want to make it especially clear that the Coronavirus is not a hoax. To pull off a hoax over a virus it would have to be extremely elaborate without a chance of poking holes in it.
Besides,nobody would want to create a hoax over a virus. You’d have to be a total fruitcake to consider it.I also saw plenty of people who previously believed that, got infected, became seriously ill and found out it wasn’t much of a hoax after all.
You’ll have to decide for yourself whether to get vaccinated or not. There’s risks with getting any vaccine and there’s a risk for not getting the vaccine. There’s tons of conspiracy theories out there.
They’re all over the internet. Talk to your pcp. He knows YOUR health history, you’ve developed a level of trust with him/her that you can consider and can answer all those questions about risk for you. He’s not going to waste your time with conspiracy theories. A dr worth their salt will give you the facts.
The mask-up to you. It does not inhibit breathing to a point it’s a medical emergency. It’s minimal. I never wore one except at the Dr office. 1. it was a requirement 2. it made sense. Again, you decide for yourself. I think they’re an inconvenience, it’s annoying but i don’t see that my wearing or not wearing is going to infringe on my freedom.
i can’t deal with mask nazis. People who get in your face if you don’t wear one or people who get in your face because you do. People can choose for themselves how much precaution they are going to take.
I figured if i wore it to the Dr office i not only cut back my chances of getting covid i probably cut back my chances of catching anything. Sick people tend to show up in medical facilities.
I know what the big question is, were the lockdowns warranted? When the pandemic was first spreading i would have to say,yes. A good move or not they didn’t know what they were dealing with. You have to have time to gather data and analyze it.
They would have to determine how contagious it was, how it was spread, who was susceptible, symptoms, mortality rate, treatments etc. It was called the Nouveau Coronavirus, meaning NEW.
Let me take an educated guess and say that it was very contagious. We were dealing with a pandemic affecting darned near every country to varying degrees.
One day we’ll be able to look back and say this was a good idea, this was a terrible idea, this idea wouldn’t have made any difference either way.
Some things we do know now. Gov Cuomo made some of THE worst decisions. He wasn’t alone but he had the most visible presence of any of the governors. You can look at some of his terrible decisions and say this is what you DON’T do.
I’ll scour the internet, evaluate the information i’m getting and if anything sounds helpful, credible and devoid of any politics i’ll post it. It takes awhile to evaluate. i have to see what other people in the medical field are saying,check out the doctors cred then determine if it even sounds reasonable.
i don’t post these articles very often for that reason. i have to be able to trust my own judgement, free of bias and see if there’s major consensus in the medical field. Sometimes there just isn’t. It’s also helpful if i understand the information. If they can’t at least try to keep it simple enough, there’s no point in wasting the time.
As always, do as you see fit for YOUR situation and talk to your family doctor.Don’t be bullied one way or the other. There are people on opposite sides of some of the issues. In fact, you can get banned on some sites for suggesting an opposing view.
It’s not just the left either.
I highly recommend staying away from conspiracy theories or any place where you get a vibe of bias. The internet is a curse and a blessing. It’s a great place to get self educated. It’s also a great place to read a lot of garbage. Again, i’ll emphasize, talk to your doctor. They do research. They want to make the right decisions more than anyone. Most of all, they know you very well inside and out so to speak. I’m no expert and that’s why i wrote this in the first place. i tired of the nonsense on both sides when all i really wanted was sound information. i thought if you were in the same boat it might be helpful to know you’re not alone.
Life before covid… better times,no?