When I first heard about the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown I anticipated changes with no return to life as it was before. However, I did not foresee the depth of the 'new order'. Within six weeks of the lockdown, what is the consequential impact?
Many companies are financially drained while others such as superstores, pharmaceuticals and off-licenses are making substantial profits. Additionally, sales of medication that helps to combat the flu is on the rise. The purchase of video game consoles, scooters, bikes, alcohol, tobacco and cigarette has also increased. another feature linked to the lockdown is panic food buying which can lead to unnecessary waste. Panic buying has also had an impact on those who don't shop regularly, the elderly, and vulnerable people due to limited stock.
How are many spending their time? Well, if you are not a nurse, employed in a supermarket, involved in other essential services or not engaging in necessary pursuits such as exercise or buying food etc, the government instructions are to stay at home. Hence many are no longer going to work and students are no longer going college or school. Consequently, we have more time to embrace online games, social media, gambling and 'tell lie vision'. We are unable to spend time with love ones outside our home. There is also less opportunity in terms of educational pursuits because when children are at home, many of them will not spend the same time addressing their education as if they were at school. Some of them will succumb to social media for extensive hours. Unfortunately, some entertain scaremongering reports and conspiracy stories regarding the Coronavirus. Another feature of the lockdown is the increase in boredom, depression among children and adults alike. Suffice to say many parents are overwhelmed with their children and their demands. indeed, this is a real eye-opener, is it not?
Subsequent challenges connected to the Coronavirus
Physical social interaction is at an all-time low, meanwhile, the entire health care system has insufficient protection against the COVID 19. The NHS is under tremendous strain, but in fairness this was an issue way before the lockdown, oh how short our memories are.
Many are struggling with reduced finances because their earnings have decreased or stopped. The hyped-up £330 billion financial assistance promised by the government to combat the virus and wages shortfall is not forthcoming and confusing, what’s new?
Overwhelming unrest and confusion
It’s almost impossible to secure delivery for online food shopping, it is not? The ques in the supermarkets are daunting and even when you get into the store most of the stock on the shelves is menial. Many are forced to work from home while navigating child care, many are struggling to pay their mortgage or rent. In the meantime social distancing has had an impact on theatres, TV programs, cinemas, night clubs, takeaways, pubs, wine bars, libraries, gyms, beauty parlours, nail salons, hairdressers, barbershops religious forums and many other social platforms.
COVID 19 positive does not guarantee death
Indeed social distancing is at best stressful and challenging phase but it is essential not be dishearten or view the situation as hopeless. In terms of the COVID 19 we must maintain a confident view that our society will conquer this virus and survive this phase.
Bear in mind, all flu viruses are ferocious period, therefore casualties will feel extremely unwell. However, I for one have witnessed five loved ones contract the Coronavirus and their immune system and health was robust enough to fight it off. Two are still in the recovery period, the other three have fully recovered and they are fine.
Indeed there is a small minority that actually pass away but most are either over the age of 70 or had additional underlining health issues that exasperate the symptoms such as asthma, heart conditions or diabetes. that’s a fact! Yet the mass has gone crazy with paranoia and fear of dying. Ignoring the fact that the flu virus has been claiming thousands of victims every year for centuries.
What are the prospects of a reliable vaccine?
There has been much discussion regarding a vaccine to cure the Coronavirus, the difficulty is there is insufficient knowledge about the COVID 19 and its behaviour. Yet the French government has offered to provide a vaccine to the inhabitants in Africa. Now… this is at best is confusing to me as I've heard on the news and by medical experts that it is likely to take several years to come up with a Coronavirus vaccine. In any event I for one do not have much faith in the flu vaccines. In fact, I watched a loved one take the flu jab but her body reacted badly and she nearly died thereafter, so clearly the vaccine was none effective for her. My mother also received the flu jab and she contacted the flu too. When I questioned her doctor about this she replied, 'the vaccine is not designed to protect her from that particular strain of flu'. So I have seen first-hand that some vaccines do not work.
Fear increase via Social media
Now, I do not simply run with something just because it is dictated to me. For example there was a WhatsApp video circulating implying that a group of Chinese men were burning a tower designed to transmit the 5G. There have been many videos connecting the COVID 19 to the 5G and I am not disputing this viewpoint as I have not carried out enough research. However, we must be mindful that not everything we see on social media is a fact.
Regarding the 5G video in question here is my view. I've seen with my own two eyes that footage to do with a completely different setting has been utilized to back up another alleged situation, a propaganda, or a scaremongering message that the individual wants to circulate. With this in mind how do we know what tower these men were burning down in China and when? Did anybody translate the Chinese language on the footage? Did anyone demonstrate clear proof in relation to this report? Bear in mind for the most part the Chinese are a radical culture, they frequently engage in protests, so how do we identify one protest from another? For my own protection against scaremongering nonsense, I say unless someone can show me in black and white through a report that confirms their claims, I’m not buying it! And neither should you.
Regarding the Coronavirus guidelines many refuse to comply,
Instead they focus of feeding into scaremongering and lies-
And in blindness they ignore the most high’s warning and outcries.
To wake up, enhance your immune system and protect yourself,
To monitor and enhance your physical and mental health,
To look at what mankind is doing to the earth-
And look at the destruction that has given birth.
Look at what negligence and distraction has brought,
Indeed, the Most High must be disappointed and distraught.
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