Be Cautious, Be Rational, and Be Healthy

You can probably see where this post is going, don’t you?

So the CV panic is going on and so many have been affected whether they got the virus or not. It’s been rough, I know. One of my day jobs has been suspended until at least the end of March, so I’ve been home a lot like many of my co-workers and supervisors at that occupation. I can’t lie to you, I’ve been nervous at times. Don’t worry, I didn’t resort to panic buying.

Yes, people should certainly do their best to be healthy and to stay safe. Make no illusion about it, but there’s no need to go overboard to hoard food or supplies, making conspiracy theories, or doing something incredibly stupid in the process like the Coronavirus Challenge (look it up if you must know, but don’t say I didn’t warn you of how stupid and disgusting of a thing it is).

I know people have been sick and even died from this illness, but let’s not ignore other illnesses that had higher mortality rates or at least had several deaths worldwide. The media has certainly sent people into a panic and I’ve seen empty shelves in some stores. I do think it’s weird how toilet paper and hand sanitizer gets wiped out, yet soap, vitamins, and even laundry detergent has been decently stocked or even full around me, but that’s a story for another day.

I’m not here to offer false hope to anyone. I just want to make sure everyone is okay during this turbulent time. Spend time with your loved ones if they’re there. If not, then give them a call. Find something constructive to do. For me, I’ve been learning a few things and even doing something mundane as cleaning the bathroom made me feel good regardless of the CV scare of not. Do some reading. Just do something to stay rational as you can. I’ve got my own issues as well, so I’m not going to pretend I’m some saint or a Marty Stu figure. I’d be lying if I said everything is perfectly fine. It’s been awkward for me to schedule some of my film and anime reviews for all of April since I don’t know if this will blow over, stay the same or get worse once that month rolls around.

Be safe, everyone.

12 thoughts on “Be Cautious, Be Rational, and Be Healthy

  1. I think this one has a significantly higher mortality rate than the usual flu, so we do need to respond differently.

    A friend aaked me this morning what to do with all this spare time, stuck at home. How many people have wished for time off to pursue their own interests over the years? I told him now is the time, learn something, undertake personal or passion projects you didn’t have time for previously. Isee it as a great opportunity for correcting focus and recentering oneself to that which brings true joy. As is often the case with nature, what doesn’t kill you tends to make you stronger.

    I am glad to hear you are keeping safe and well. Nice post, thank you.

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    • I certainly agree that this is a different illness, so I didn’t want to downplay CV’s impact given how it’s a new virus. There were other illnesses in recent memory that had higher mortality rates or at least recorded deaths. I do apologize for that.

      You bring up great points. I did a bunch of cleaning the past few days, worked on film reviews, did some online learning on different subjects, and it would be great to work on my stories again. I’m glad you have a realistic sense of optimism without sugarcoating reality. You get major respect from me for that. I’d feel like a fraud if I said “It’s no big deal and everything is automatically going to be incredible!”. That would be shallow on so many levels.

      Thanks and I hope you are as well.

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    • Thanks and you as well!

      I first heard of it in passing from a YouTuber I follow when he was talking about CV, so I did a Google search and was too disgusted to even click on the video. I just shook my head as I couldn’t believe how it was a real thing with how stupid, unsanitary, and dangerous it is. [Shudders]

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