Coronavirus COVID-19; What You Need to Know
Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a huge impact on families across the globe. Every day new stories emerge about school and work cancellations, event limitations and postponements, massive quarantine and lockdown situations happening across the nation and around the world. This is a little off topic for my line of business. However, because I have been watching the situation very closely, I want to share some interesting and useful information with you.
The first thing to understand is that Coronaviruses are very common. Coronavirus is a part of a large family of pathogens that cause many common illnesses. Most notably, Seasonal Flus are coronaviruses as well as well-known past epidemics such as the Swine Flu, Avian or Bird Flu, SARS and MERS just to name a few. They have been around since the dawn of human civilization and some are worse than others. New strains of Coronaviruses are known as Novel Coronaviruses or nCov’s like the one spreading today.
Next, understand that COVID-19 is a more deadly coronavirus as opposed to the seasonal flu, but it is far less deadly and has a much lower mortality rate than the aforementioned SARS, MERS and swine flu. The mortality rate is in fact very low and with proper medical care most victims recover without major incident.
The true origin of COVID-19 is unknown. While it is thought to have originated in China, it is still unclear if that is true or not. Today, China accused the US of bringing the COVID-19 Virus to China during the Olympic games in October 2019. Whether this is true or not is up to the analyst. However, to shed some light on this accusation look into the statement by Anonymous, a worldwide hacker and whistleblower activist group. They point out that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was actually thought to have originated with French and English soldiers who then spread the disease throughout Spain where it developed a foothold and became known as the Spanish Flu. It’s true origin, although “unknown” was likely thousands of miles from Spain. Similarly, COVID-19 may have emerged undetected in the United States prior to October 2019 and then spread to China during the Olympic Games in October.
The lives of thousands of people are being turned upside down due to government and school closings, quarantine, work restrictions, travel restrictions, false positive test results, lack of information and misinformation. Today my sons school announced it would move spring break up to next week, a full month earlier than scheduled, giving us a 72-hour window of time to find child care so that we can continue to work and provide for our family. Still, we are very luck. Many people have been placed under quarantine, severely restricting their activity and freedom of movement. Others have been sent home from work without pay for the next 7 to 14 days. All these things are being done with the hopes of slowing the spread of the disease.
The reality is that the Government is not being completely honest regarding the urgency and severity of the situation. A fear mentality is sweeping over large swaths of the population. While some of the current courses of action are helpful to slow the spread of COVID-19, the reality is that COVID-19 is far past the point of containment. If in fact this disease has been spreading globally since October as some sources suggest then it is highly likely that the reach of this viruses spread is entirely global. Many people that you know, and you yourself may have already had this virus and your body fought it off. The government could give you an answer but if you dig deeper you will find that they have not had proper testing until recently. Many cases of COVID-19 may have already occurred and been resolved entirely undetected. If this were true then it is easy to understand how the mortality rate of COVID-19 may be far lower than currently thought to be because many of the mild cases and large numbers of survivors went undetected.
Furthermore, the sweeping actions of the government to declare states of emergency, lock down commerce and travel, and to quarantine individuals may be a huge overreach if in fact the aforementioned theories were true. Essentially, if we are dealing with a virus that has a significantly lower mortality rate than currently thought (current mortality rate is approximately 2%) then this would mean that this virus has a comparable mortality rate to the seasonal flu, which in fact kills thousands of people each year. And it follows that the restrictions, strains, limitations and overall stress being given to this situation would be entirely undue. Imagine a world where each and every year millions of lives were disrupted and billions of dollars were lost to seasonal flu quarantines, travel restrictions, event cancellations and the many similar events that are happening as this article is being written.
At CannyGorilla.com we value human life. We do not intend to spread misinformation and encourage you to research the many topics discussed in this article in order to form your own opinion. We do not intend to impede the efforts of the government to attempt to contain the spread of this virus, regardless of the fact that we categorically question the government’s handling of the “COVID-19 Crisis” and the severity of said crisis. Our goal is simply to compile interesting information about the so called “Pandemic” disease and then present it to you in a way that makes you question the reality of the situation.
With all this said, we understand that the constant media coverage, handing, mishandling, informing and misinforming about this disease is causing many people a great deal of stress and worry. Many people are worried and each time they cough or sneeze they are wondering if they too have caught COVID-19. When we see people stressed and worried, we want to help. So, with all due respect to the many victims of Coronavirus COVID-19 we will now begin to compile a group of blog posts that will be satirical, humorous and very critical of the worldwide response to COVID-19. Please understand that our simple goal in doing this is to make you laugh and relieve some of the stress of this “emergency” situation.