Quick Rant for Today

Thanks to the mass hysteria caused by the political left, mainstream media and the sheeple who just eat that shit up, I have very few to no options for places to go to have some drinks and half-celebrate, half-numb up on my birthday. Grand.

Thanks for ruining my 33rd, assholes.

Seriously. This whole thing is way overblown. We didn’t see this kind of shit with H1N1, SARS, MERS, among other more lethal “diseases of the year.” Hysteria. That’s all this is.

In the meantime, I want to leave you with this article from the Ron Paul Institute. The final paragraph sums it up.

“That is not to say the disease is harmless. Without question people will die from coronavirus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the “threat” is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back.“

Fair enough I think. And that is why I will carry on and I will not be afraid. Protect yourself, stay safe, be smart, but be not afraid.

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COVID-19 Mass Hysteria

I just have a few thoughts regarding the mass hysteria surrounding COVID-19.

1. The whole thing is way overblown. We didn’t see this kind of visceral reaction with H1N1, SARS, MERS or whatever else. We weren’t banning public gatherings, sporting events, closing school, etc. during those “diseases of the year.”

2. Why all of a sudden with COVID-19? Probably just to make Mr. Trump look bad, as if he didn’t already look bad by himself. Congratulations Dems, between this and nominating Creepy Uncle Joe, you just handed this election to the orange-haired shitgibbon on a silver platter. Great job!

3. The mortality rate is likely way overestimated. Given that most cases are very mild, they aren’t going to be screened for and therefore never reported as confirmed cases. Given that there are more actual cases than reported cases, the relatively low number of the latter will appear to make the virus way deadlier than it actually is. (See here.)

4. I’m very disappointed in IndyCar for falling for the media hype and cancelling its first four races, one of which is COTA in Austin. Judging by the response, most of us (including Laina and myself) were willing to take that small chance to enjoy some racing. We can’t live our lives in fear day in and day out. We’ll go crazy if we do.

5. There is a strong possibility I’ve already had and recovered from the virus. I’ll never know for sure, but it’s very possible, and maybe even likely, that I got the disease at a regional winery. It was crowded and full of tourists. Who knows who was there from where? All I know is it was the wimpiest virus I’ve ever had. Hardly any congestion, some body aches and woke up mildly wheezy for a few days. Ran a low-grade fever with it that broke without the need for NSAIDs. It was a joke honestly.

Anyway, that’s what I have to say about that. I’m not going to succumb to the hysteria and media-induced fear. I’m going to do what I’ve always done.

With that, it’s off to wine country again, disease of the year be damned. Have a great day everyone, and don’t be afraid. Just wash your hands religiously.