Here's a few notes I've scribbled down over the past days from my nest in the love seat about the present apocalypse as conveyed to us by the many soft skull geniuses at CNN & MSNBC:
We're told not to leave the house for any reason. But if you have to, then you can. Masks are useless, but maybe you should have to wear one, it can save you, but it is probably useless otherwise, but maybe it should be mandatory as well. You should not go to hospitals unless you have to go there. Same applies to doctors, you should only go there in case of emergency, provided you are not too sick.
Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there. You will have many symptoms when you are sick, but you can also get sick without symptoms, have symptoms without being sick, or be contagious without having symptoms. In order not to get sick, you have to eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand and it’s better not to go out, well, but no…
This virus is deadly but still not too scary, except that sometimes these things actually leads to a global disaster. Everyone needs to stay HOME, but it’s important to GO OUT. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarket, but there are many things missing when you go there in the evening, but not in the morning. Sometimes.
It’s better to get some fresh air, but you will get looked at as very wrong when you get some fresh air, and most importantly, you don’t go to parks or walk. If you do go, don’t sit down, except that you can do that now if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant (but not too old). If you are sick, you can’t go out, but you can go to the pharmacy.
You can get restaurant food delivered to the house, which may have been prepared by people who didn’t wear masks or gloves. But you have to have your groceries decontaminated outside for 3 hours. Every disturbing article or disturbing interview starts with “ I don’t want to trigger panic, but…” The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours, no, four, no, six, no, we didn’t say hours, maybe days? But it takes a damp environment. Oh no, not necessarily.
The virus stays in the air - well no, or yes, maybe, especially in a closed room, in one hour a sick person can infect ten, so if it falls, all our children were already infected at school before it was closed. But remember, if you stay at the recommended social distance, however in certain circumstances you should maintain a greater distance, which, studies show, the virus can travel further, maybe.
We have no treatment, except that there may be one or two medications that apparently are not dangerous unless you take to much and has been prescribed for decades, but we cannot use it because someone might experience side-effects, or even get sick.
We should stay locked up until the virus disappears, but it will only disappear if we achieve collective immunity. We count the number of deaths but we don’t know how many people are infected as we have only tested so far those who were “almost dead” to find out if that’s what they will die of…and in NYC they are cooking the books by adding 3700 more deaths to their total even though they were never tested and only presumed to have died from coronavirus.