This is not the first time our country has been faced with a serious, highly contagious illness.
However, this is the first time we've shut down the global economy (the actions taken during the Spanish Flu pale in comparison to what's happening now).
One would think that people would be in a panic over not earning money or being in charge of their own destiny.
But thanks to government handouts, a lot of the population is happy to suck from the teat of socialism.
Still, there are likely millions of people on the verge of bankruptcy, huddled in their homes, obeying the "stay at home" order, and passionately attacking the selfishness and stupidity of anyone who dares to question what's going on.
They know they face financial ruin, but they are too scared to stand up for themselves. They're too scared to get sick. They're too scared to infect the people they care about.
It's understandable, but is it reasonable?
"You're Killing People By Going Outside. You're So Selfish!"
The amount of control that's being exercised is all thanks to a boogeyman known as the "asymptomatic carrier."
The media told us that we could have the virus and not know it. We could be contagious, and, if we resumed our daily lives, we could kill people.
We were told we can't visit our elderly parents or immune-compromised friends.
Mothers were told that they had to deliver their babies in hospital all alone.
People were told to stay home from work and collect a stipend from the government.
Weddings were postponed, vacations were canceled, and people lost their jobs.
And yet, few complained.
The fear of spreading an invisible illness was too great.
Fear had taken over.
"Those damn protestors are just going to extend the lockdown and make it worse for everyone. They're so stupid. They killed grandma."
If you knew how absurd the reasoning that led the government and media to spout the gospel of the asymptomatic carrier, you'd be pissed off.
The full story was published here in Science Magazine, which cited the original source in a New England Journal of Medicine paper earlier this year.
Here's the gist of it...
A woman from Shanghai traveled to Munich on business in late January. She met with four people who later fell ill with COVID-19.
They were able to trace their infection back to the woman from Shanghai. The four people reported that the woman had no symptoms, and they didn't know she was sick.
As a result, scientists around the world concluded that people without symptoms could spread this disease, causing panic attacks and fear mongering across the globe.
What the original narrative failed to mention is this:
NO ONE INTERVIEWED THE WOMAN TO ASK HER IF SHE HAD SYMPTOMS!
Later, someone finally followed up with this woman, and she reported that during her time in Munich, she "felt tired, suffered from muscle pain, and took paracetamol, a fever-lowering medication."
So, why did the narrative of the asymptomatic carrier take control of the media?
Everyone was afraid. They jumped to conclusions.
Or was it something else?
Is this all part of a bigger plan to make us afraid of "the virus?"
To make us afraid of each other?
To keep us controlled?
Some might shout "conspiracy theorist."
I am not a conspiracy theorist.
But this doesn't add up.
We made the entire world afraid of "asymptomatic carriers" over an incomplete story and a sloppy investigation.
If this doesn't make you start questioning what the agenda is, I don't know what will.
What rights do Californians have? What federal law or code can I sight to be left the hell alone?? I know this is unconstitutional. What is the law for an essential store (grocery, gas,etc) and denial of service due to not wearing a mask?Discrimination? How can I be in the RIGHT? My right to breath oxygen is MY business, choosing to cover your face is yours.