SCARY MOVIE, SCHRöDINGER’S CAT, and COVID
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Methinks we should worry.
Signs of stress are everywhere.
Like Hollywood apoca-lips-tick thrillers, painting images of our world coming to an end along with a complete breakdown in society.
Vis-à-vis those who believe we are all worried too much over nothing significant.
We see people turning to protests, unrest, violence, riots, erosion of principles of democracy, law and order, and civility breaking down worldwide every day.
Over something microscopic, no less, our tiny foe, duking it out with immune systems.
The world will not come to an end, but how we used to see mankind dislocated, and mankind feels the landscape continues to world amid never-ending upheaval.
Staying safe makes more sense to me than living dangerously. I think the reckless, the anti-vaxxer crowd and anti-makers too – are wrongheaded. But at the same time, I recognize they strongly feel they should have the right to their choices. I largely agree; unless their actions plug hospitals and put the rest of us at risk, then I’m less sympathetic.
So I see it this way – the Omicron variant infects vast numbers of people, both partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, leaving them with mild disease and build-up of antibodies. Or, too many will get too sick and swamp the hospitals, harming and killing large numbers.
Each day I’m looking to our political and medical leaders for wisdom, insight, commitment to a course of action, and I see no consensus other than they appear to all want us not to worry.
And memories of Y2K fears – it was going to be horrible; instead, it was a non-event.