Wearing a face mask in public has been mandatory in light of the pandemic plaguing the world.
To some, it is seemed as a restraint to freedom. How can one breathe free when there is a piece of cloth plastered to their face, right? Yeah, well that free air might be rather infectious with something that is not freedom.
To control the pandemic, our government declared a community lockdown. Cool. I can stay at home, yeah?
For an introvert that can spend hours at home, indoors, that is not a bad news. However, I still have to go to work this week, mainly because I am in the government sector, and my work deals with necessary documents and paper work. The good news is that I am not on the front lines, and that there is no documented infection in our city. The community lock-down is more of a preventive measure to curb the spread.
And it got me thinking – we should really be more concerned about the people who are more susceptible to this disease. Sure, we may be strong and healthy, and the likelihood of us dying from this disease may be low – but what about those who aren’t?
If us prancing around the place going from person to person is actually helping this disease jump from one place to the other – then we should really do our part. Limit our physical interaction with other people. At least it will slow down the spread long enough for us to be able to develop a cure or at least make human civilization’s immunity to it strong enough to make it as ordinary as the common cold.
Just because you are asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) does not mean that you are not a carrier.
The Western mass media seem determined to scare the wits out of (or distract) their citizenry with headline screamers treating Novel Coronavirus 2019 as an indestructible Horseman of the Apocalypse. The Slog offers some facts as an aid to a good night’s sleep. This was the London Times lead this morning: Nature magazine has called 2019-nCoV […]