Whose Life Matters More? How’s that for a politically incorrect intro? Dang it if this hasn’t been on my mind for weeks on end.
I think we can say with near 100% certainty that the numbers regarding CV19 are suspect. Even Dr. Deborah Birx ( the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator) has said that the numbers are inflated by perhaps as much as 25% AND she herself doesn’t even trust the information the CDC is handing out these days. (according to a recent Washington Post article)
To date (and according to the worldmeter.com website), there have been 99,927 deaths due to CV19 in the United States (a .03% death rate in the USA and .07% worldwide if you do the math).
The virus is clearly real, and like all viruses, it is apt to pray on those in the poorest health…. Including those who are laden with organ compromising toxins. No wonder many of the elderly are at risk, considering the average 65-84 year old takes between 15-18 prescription medications each year (in addition to elder vaccinations).
The “Powers that Be” made the decision to lock down the world (except for Sweden who did its own socio-bio-virology experiment and seems to be doing fine) and continue to encourage a no touch 6 foot distancing protocol, tho we know that the virus doesn’t obey the pseudo-science edict that the CDC has ordained.
We also know that a mask of any shape form or fashion is paltry protection unless you are:
1. In a sterile environment.
2. Putting it on properly and then NOT touching the mask the entire time it’s on your face + #1
3. Boiling or sterilizing or using a new mask each and every time + #1 and #2.
4. Your mask is an N95 or greater + #1 & #2 & #3…. And NOT made of cloth.
5. Has been fitted properly for your individual face + #1 & #2 & #3 & #4.
Otherwise you are #attemptingtocatchmosquitoeswithafishingnet
Yes, I know you know all of this, but it is important to recount the facts. 😉
People with high risk comorbidities have cause for concern and therefore it would be prudent to be cautious and careful if they fall within that category.
In addition to limiting social contact and perhaps wearing a mask properly, we can hope they are also attempting to correct the course of their ship by eating organic foods and foregoing the junk,fast, and processed foods, exercising as much as is appropriate and under supervision, exercising their brain thru stimulus outside of television, drinking clean filtered water, getting plenty of sunshine, and removing toxins from their lives as much as possible.
And if they are not, who are we to tell them how to live their lives? #itsaConstitutionalright
Then there are the roughly 18 million Americans who lived with depression and anxiety before CV19 came into the picture.
Who knows how many have since joined them. 😢
Many people rely on daily routines, their jobs, time at the gym, time outdoors, interaction with friends, coworkers, and family members…. The hugs, love, and comaraderie …. Balm for the soul that keeps them afloat instead of drifting. #weareherdanimals
But the stark reality is this: not everyone has a job (unemployment continues to rise quickly) AND…. not everyone is getting (or has gotten) a stimulus check. I personally know quite a few people who are really starting to struggle under the weight of the financial burdens they have. 😢
Alcohol and drug addiction is also on the rise, as people sit at home and look for ways to numb themselves. 😢
I spoke to a friend who is a police officer 👨✈️in Dallas and he remarked that suicide is easily more of an epidemic right now than the virus in Dallas. The numbers he gave me indicated a 400% increase in the incidence of successful suicides these last few months. He cited depression and financial burdens based on evidence at the scenes in most cases. According to the Public Health group, Well Being Trust, we can expect these numbers to exceed death due to CV19.
Isolation, extreme mental distress and economic burdens typically don’t mix well. But since the mainstream media isn’t reporting on this, it leads me to believe that perhaps these lives matter less?
I personally don’t believe it, but if we are to believe the mainstream media in all things, then it must be true.
Dr Caroline Leaf is one of our nation's foremost authorities on psychology and brain science. #sheisbrilliantandworthfollowing
In her book, Who Switched Off My Brain, she discusses dangers of prolonged lack of touch, also called “cutaneous deprivation”.
Over time, “cutaneous deprivation causes emotional disorders, affects our intellect, and physical growth, and weakens the immune system. Research also shows touch deprivation causes negative change in the brain laying patterns for aggression and violence”.Touch is also considered a powerful healing force that alleviates the symptoms of stress, trauma, and depression. In short, we are wired for loving touch by God. #wiredforloveandtouch
Geez… considering 28% of Americans live alone, and 5% of the elderly live nearly “touchless” in some form of assisted living…. I can only imagine the damage being done.
And yet…. The mainstream media is silent on this topic too, and we are encouraged to continue to exacerbate the problem by social distancing, and the elderly in assisted living continue to go without advocacy and visits from their loved ones.
....... But I suppose the health and wellbeing of the combined 32% of our country’s community who live in relative isolation (roughly 100 million people) is less important than the .03% who may yet still lose their lives to the virus.
I would be remiss if I also didn’t speak for the kids whose lives are traumatized by the very ones they live with. Before the ‘rona shutdown, 4 children die daily in the USA from child abuse and neglect. An estimated 3 million children are living victims of child abuse, and they’ve been locked inside with their abuser for the last many weeks. Who knows what kind of permanent physical and mental damage this has done to these babies during this time? Is that damage fixable? Only God and time will tell.
Media?.... Where are you?Are the lives of these 3 million babies not important too?
Spousal abuse is going on as well… make no mistake about that. An estimated 4.8 million women and 2.9 million men live in an abusive relationship with many having no place to retreat these last many weeks.
I suppose their lives are not quite as important as those who might get a virus that has a .03% mortality rate. I keep expecting to hear media outrage about child and spousal abuse….. But again…. Crickets.
We’ve misplaced our faith in this country and put it on statistics and the advice of man instead of God. #areallybadidea
💗 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7)
💗 “Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” (1 Cor 10:24)
💗 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
💗 “... love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31)
💗 “Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him…” (Mark 1:41)
There is no room for fear in a time such as this. It’s a foothold for the devil and that’s all he needs to turn focus inward instead of outward.
EVERYONE’S life matters and we need to stop thinking of only the 0.03%, and care for and cherish the other 99.97% too.
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!