Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Hey Sonate - Been a while.
How are you?
I appreciate your asking. Getting better, almost back to normal with a high powered summer ahead.
NY, but yesterday just got the sad news my fathers's 1st cousin lost after a two week battle with covid. 60 yr old female with no high risk health conditions. Evidently one of her sons was asymptomatic and infected her. Most of her family was apathetic about getting the vaccines and delayed until it was too late.
What a curse this has been.
I'm so sorry.
I can't imagine the guilt her family is going through!
Especially her son.
That was exactly how I felt. And the replay of the what if's in their minds will be so painful.
The first thing I did was call two of my friends and a nephew who have made excuses urging them to call their doctors and discuss it. It was the only way I could try to get something good out of this.
Did they listen?
No, they told me that there was so much conflicting information they hear, they don't know who to believe.
It's really sad when anyone lacks the critical ability to discern. This is a sign of the times.
If they are still listening, tell them to avoid the internet and talk to a doctor.
That's exactly what I did. But it's also some of the other friends who pressure them. Earlier this year I got a desperate call from a long term friend perplexed about the "myth" the "fake covid scam" was causing , after trying to engage in a reasonable discourse over his claims, I will say with 100% accuracy that he will never talk to me again for the rest of our lives. Even cousins which I have been a supporting part of the family now alienated.
Just as a virus spreads in proportion to the number of infected people, so does misinformation. Social media has the equivalent potential to magnify it as does a super spreader event.