This is a post I made in another thread. I thought it needed it's own thread, so I cut and pasted it here.
This idea of taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus is considered good because no one wants to get it or infect others. That is a
natural reaction to an outbreak of a disease that will do permanent damage to your body and maybe even kill you or someone you love. So most people
will go along with the protocols to try and prevent the spread.
But the protocols keep changing, don't wear a mask unless it's an N95 or better, wait - don't wear N95 masks, they don't stop the spread and doctors
need them, wait - even though they may not do a thing but harm your health, wear any face cover available, wear a mask in public, wait - don't bother,
it could hurt you, just use it in close quarters around others. Use hand sanitizer, it kills the virus really good, wait- hand sanitizer may harm you
and it doesn't kill the virus that well anyway so just wash your hands constantly. Wait . . .
The paranoia induced by these changing protocols is likely the reason the infection rate has leveled off or gone down in certain areas. A lot of
people are afraid to do anything or go anywhere and self quarantine most of the time, that is probably the only sure way to remain unexposed as much
as possible considering the shifting protocols.
So just last night a question came into my mind after hearing a comment made by a local news caster on the local news broadcast. I won't go into what
he said that got me thinking about this, but I thought, "Are we, any of us, responsible if we become infected?"
If you are encouraging getting infected, like going to a COVID party to catch it and get it over with, I'd say you got what you ask for if you became
seriously ill or even died from it. Other people who believe that the virus is faked or nothing to be concerned with and defiantly ignore any
precautions, then you are asking for it too. But if you are trying to follow the protocols to keep safe from the virus and getting infected, who is
ultimately to blame if you catch it? You or the person that gave it to you? Are you responsible or is the place of business you had been in to blame
because they missed a spot during their disinfecting routines. Are you at fault because the official protocols are doing little to slow the spread of
Even deeper yet, I firmly believe that this was a virus altered through gain of function studies and it escaped containment at a government laboratory
(who cares what government lab). Is that my fault, or your fault? Just like every problem the government creates, they deflect responsibility and make
it the problem of the people who are victims of their mistakes.
I conclude that I am not to blame if I get sick, but there is blame to be had at the source of all this.
edit on 1-8-2020 by MichiganSwampBuck