It sounds like you actually have a good grip on things to me.
But I thought I might explain my last post a little better.
Years ago I read this book:
It isn't perfect by far, but it did change how I viewed things like Ebola, and other plagues. The book is about how disease/ plagues have changed the world through the recorded history of man.
You can buy it for almost free used and it's definitely a different read.
You may like it you may not.
A lot of people like the news media are going to capitalize on peoples natural fears during this. The news media exists on fear alone. That is what drives their bottom line so that is understandable. Right now they will be cashing in as much as possible. The results are shameful because they know exactly what they are up to but they are what they are.
The government will and has jumped on the fear wagon with more to come. No emergency goes unwasted with them. By the time they are done this will lead to more taxes less freedoms etc, etc.
And of course more taxes are less freedoms in themselves.
Unfortunately by the time the government is ready for ebola it will have mutated to another form or it will have naturally become less deadly. History shows that this is what plagues do after they jump to humans, eventually, but it takes time which is always bad for those who are around when it first happens. Or so it has been in all great pandemics of the past.
But any government will use this natural fear we all have to increase it's size and it's power at our expense.
That 's the way of governments. It's unfortunate for the citizens of the countries they govern, but true.
A reasonable fear is healthy ,but when groups exploit these fears for personal gain, it does nothing to extend the life of a single individual ,which during a pandemic should be the focus.
Don't let these guys wind your clock and be aware that they will be trying to. Fear can paralyze people and ruin their judgment which then makes the suckers for politicians, medical professional etc. and does nothing to protect them from these as now incurable diseases. Just like the Glock
Use your best judgment and do what you can. Do go riding cause if it turns out good, you turned a bad moment into a good time and if it turns out bad you had some fun...
And yes I find the whole thing upsetting.
I'm with you on that. off the
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