So I just want to go on the record, because if my predictions are right, then I want them to be commemorated. Statistically speaking, I'm wrong by a million percent, but in the off chance I'm the long star teller on this, I want to show that I've been thinking this a while. No one reads this site; no one will see this, so it doesn't really matter what I say here because no one's gonna see it. BUT if months from now we're staring back at what my predictions are, I want to go on the record and say that I TOLD YOU SO.
This coronavirus. And no, I'm not gonna call it that scary COVID 19 name because that sounds serious and ominous and plays into this whole frantic fear based hysteria the entire WORLD has fallen into. It started out as being called coronavirus and I'm gonna keep calling it that because it sounds much more benign than COVID ROBOT 2358198 which I guess is supposed to make me sit up straight and pay attention because THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE!!! THOUSANDS ARE GONNA DIE FROM THIS!!! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET SICK AND MOST OF THEM WILL BE TOTALLY FINE BUT WE'RE GONNA SOUND THE ALARM AND MAKE EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE WORLD GIVE A SHIT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR GD LIVES!!!!!!!!
No one gives a shit about the thousands of people that die every day to totally preventable things like guns or car accidents or heart disease or the seasonal flu. We just accept that as well, that's how life has been for decades because when the numbers started creeping up, no one was that connected to spew the stats out and the media had better things to report on I guess. But now there's this "flu" that is HIGHLY contagious and kills one percent more people than the common flu and yet we're all gonna lose our minds and the entire world literally has to stop and go inside because...because...I'm not exactly sure why, the science doesn't really hold up, but we're all gonna go inside and pretend that's gonna do something. I mean sure maybe it'll slow the spread down a bit, but NEWS FLASH this thing is gonna infect us all, and the only real way to protect yourself is to board yourself up in your house and NOTHING I MEAN NOTHING comes in. This half-ass don't congregate in groups of 10 is bullshit - it's probably down to 5 now - but either way, it's bullshit. The science doesn't add up. The reason we're seeing a spike in cases is because we actually have tests for it now available in this country. And the reason we don't realize how more rampant it is is because we're not testing every individual with a pulse, but my money says WAY more people have it and therefore it's WAY LESS harmful than everyone thinks. Oh it's contagious to be sure - that part sounds right, but what doesn't add up is the hysteria over the number of people that will die from this. What is it now, 10k? 10k in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD?! Yawn. Wake me up when there's something of notability. 10k out of 8 BILLION is nothing. 4k die EVERY DAY due to traffic accidents, so pardon me if I am not sharing in your panic of the number of people that have died from this that have died in the last 2 1/2 days. Forgive me for not giving a rip over the 250 dead here in the US to date when about half that die EVERY DAY due to gun violence in this country. I don't see anyone declaring. a national WALK TO WORK day or a national KEEP YOUR GUN IN THE SAFE day. That would save THOUSANDS, literally THOUSANDS in a matter of ONE DAY, but the thing about cars and guns? They're not invisible. And when something is invisible, like ghosts, we get scared. The whole world freaking out is about control and this false sense of security people walk around with. On a GOOD DAY the flu vaccine is 30% effective. 30%. Meaning 70% of people who get the vaccine are 100% as vulnerable as the rest. We lose about 25k to the flu every year in this country, but I don't remember anyone yelling at me to wash my hands or to stay home out of solidarity to the old people who might be contaminated from my very existence. Nonsense. You didn't give a shit about the immune compromised or the old until you were scared into thinking you were just as vulnerable as they. Again, NEWS FLASH!, you're just as vulnerable as you were one month ago before this hysteria ensued. Your chances of getting sick and dying of something else are greater than this dreaded coronavirus, but everyone's been brainwashed into thinking we gotta act like it's the end of the world. It's not. You're just realizing how little control you have. I guess I'm one of the few who's realized we never had any to begin with.
I just got home a few minutes ago. I was at another person's apartment and got a ride-share home. It's 2am on a Saturday night in Manhattan. I asked the driver how it's been this evening. He was wearing a blue mask and surgical gloves. He tells me he's been at work since 5pm and I am his FIRST passenger. FIRST. In 9 HOURS!!!! You mean to tell me I'm the ONLY person taking a VIA somewhere on the midtown east side that's using a ride app in 9 hours?!?! I knew I was wildly overly cool about this whole thing, but you mean to tell me I'm the ONLY one using this car service on an island of 8 million people in 9 hours time? So, I'm going on the record to give my piddly opinion. I hope everyone else is wrong. Not because I want to be right, but because me being right means this thing is way less deadly and we all need to take a serious chill pill and breathe. I'm not discounting the thousands of lives that have been ravaged by this disease. But I AM gonna put it in perspective and be somewhat skeptical to the demands that I give a shit and change my entire life over something that we're still figuring out and that to date has still taken way less lives than most things that kill us humans.