This is the first in a series that I will entitle as above. Because this is lasting days, weeks, perhaps even months. It is now about a month since the call for people to quarantine themselves. All over the world. People have posted many photos of empty streets in major cities. Hence the second part of the title. The entire Earth stands still, these days.
I am a registered nurse, and am considered Essential Person. Thankfully. I am so very glad my husband encouraged me to go into nursing rather than the field I first thought of, computers. Although, I guess they are also considered essential?
There is a meme going around Facebook. It shows Katmiss from the Hunger Games with her hand up, three finger salute: May the odds be ever in your favour, to those living in the Essential District. That is me. I live in the essential district. And while I am not always working directly with those known to be infected with Covid-19, I work with those who have, and what about those who don’t know they are carriers, or who are young enough to not have many symptoms, if any at all?
I heard of kids calling this the “Boomer Remover.” Stupid kids. They don’t know nor care that the fastest growing segment is the 20-44 year old population. I’ve also heard about kids coughing directly onto older folk who are trying to protect themselves as they do their necessary grocery shopping. I will tell you right now, if you do this to me or my family I will press charges. And I will use the words “Weaponized Bodily Fluids.” Why else would you intentionally cough on someone except to get them infected? To scare them? perhaps that is the sole reason. But we grammas don’t know you are NOT infected. So. There is your one warning. Don’t. Just don’t.
Currently, I am sitting at home, working on my genealogy, when I had this urge to write about this. I encourage all of you to write about this because in 20 years, the kids and grandkids will want to know. Get your experiences down so future generations can witness second hand what we went through — what we are going through. We are living in history right now. This is my attempt.
I went to Walmart two days ago. Yesterday, the news came out that two employees were down with Covid19. I was in there with gloves, mask and a shawl that covered me front and back. I doffed everything before I got into the truck again, but still cannot prevent touching the bags, touching the card. I think next time, I will take my can of Lysol spray in, spray my hands and the card reader, and tell the clerk to not touch the bags — except she has to in order to open them up. And she handles my foods to scan them and put them in the bags. Oh, well. It was a nice thought experiment.
I have to say that at Walmart, no employees wore masks. There were no Plexiglas screens up to protect the clerks from jerks who breathe on them. I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone who worked there came down with it. I don’t know what else I can do to protect myself. I bought probably everything I needed (except hand soap and dish soap) for at least two weeks, so I don’t have to go back again.
I admit it. I am scared. I am scared of the virus, but the statistics don’t seem to be so bad as to warrant the mass world-wide hysteria. What does seem scary is the government.
- The Democrats tried for 3.5 years to take Donald Trump down with no success. Got to be a physical coup on him which he thwarted.
- Once the Covid19 came out about January, there has been precious little from the democrats about taking Trump down. Why?
- Some say Bill Gates predicted this virus months ago. He is now part of a group which say they are close to a vaccine.
- This puts me in mind of a scary book I read long ago. It was Michael Palmer’s book “Fatal.” You can find a review here.
- As I searched for the fictional Omnivax, I find at least one company actually produces something they call Omnivax! https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19712203274
I think I am becoming more fearful of the vaccine. What else will they include in the vaccine? I am paranoid, now, so bear with me. I can see them putting something into it that will become like a tracker. Technology is already around in the form of nanobots. I predict they will demand everyone in the world take this vaccine, and if we do not, we will not be able to associate with others, we cannot get food nor medicine. The checkout counters and medical units will be able to scan you for evidence of these tracker things. Does this sound familiar?
Enough of the paranoid venting for today. There is nothing I can do about it, so I have to let it go. I still have to live my life, pray I can visit my grandkids, and stay safe. Wear masks. Wash hands. Don’t touch face.