We are living in an extremely chaotic, confusing, and fearful environment. Never in human history have we experienced such a massive global lockdown that affected almost everyone on planet earth. It feels like the impact of COVID-19 is ten times bigger than that of 9/11; it’s akin to nukes detonated everywhere across the globe.
We were informed about clear and imminent dangers of the virus; we followed the government edicts and rules diligently; and we reduced our physical and social activities to a minimum. In the meantime, we had to deal with an unprecedented amount of stress, worries, and anxieties. Occasionally, many of us felt physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges were unbearable.
Now it seems that we will be allowed to resume normal activities, albeit on an extremely limited scale. As many pundits put it, going back to “normalcy” is not likely to happen. We need to adjust to new, unknown parameters of life, adapt to strange rules and regulations, and deal with many different survival issues. The only thing we know for sure at this point is it will be a very rough ride.
Before I will share my thoughts on how to cope with COVID-19, I want to put a few things in perspective.
- Scientists, medical doctors, and so-called experts do NOT have a clue what this virus is all about. I’ve read hundreds of medical journals and talked with many medical doctors, and the consensus seems to be: We Don’t Know What the Devil This Virus Is.
- As the true nature of this virus is so elusive, it’s difficult to put faith in testing results (PCR molecular tests, antibody tests, etc.), tracing mechanisms, miracle drugs, and soon-to-be-introduced “vaccines.” –New England Journal of Medicine, May 22, 2020–Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report
- Most importantly, why in the world Nobody who is presumed to be responsible for public health gives advice on how to protect ourselves other than emphasizing social distancing, hand-washing, wearing masks, etc.? Is that all they can offer?
Clearly, when it comes to preventing ourselves from getting really sick, we’d better Not expect any sensible guidelines to be issued by public health officials or other medical authorities.