Corona Virus Thoughts

Corona BeerI just wanted to share my impressions of the fear of the “Corona Virus” being exhibited by the general populace of Spokane Washington. First off, I should share that the word Corona does not bring up a vision of creepy bacteria spores to me. I think that the owners of the Corona brewery should file a lawsuit to whoever decided to change this flu name to their brand name. Seriously.

I go to town and shop every two weeks or sometimes only once every month. Arriving early, I had to park in the outer regions of the parking lot at Costco. I found that there were no carts available at the store, which was a first, so I had to go back outside to get a cart from someone who had just finished loading their car.

I was shocked by the change in the stores as I was buying staples and groceries. The store was more crowded than I have ever seen it. People had carts full of bottled water and toilet paper, and very little groceries. Strange. I asked one couple who had 2 carts, one of toilet paper and one of water, “What are you going to do with all that toilet paper and water?” They looked at me as though I was a crazy lunatic and said in unison, “The Corona Virus”. Really?

Honestly, publicizing that we should stock up on bottled water and toilet paper. What good does that do?

The logic is missing something here. Now is when we need to remember common sense. We live in a region with an overabundance of clean drinking water. So, why the bottled water?

What good is a ton of toilet paper to a household facing a virus? Having a clean bottom is not going to save my life, neither is having a large abundance of TP in stock at the house.

Common sense preventative measures?

  1. Elevated health conscienceness, striving to take the best care of myself.
  2. Withdrawal from unnecessary contact with possible carriers.
  3. Cleanliness.

I don’t put much worth into what I hear on the news anymore. The broadcasts have become extremely unbalanced. We are stuck with a biased political rhetoric instead of newscasters giving us two sides of a story, allowing us the opportunity to make up¬† our own minds. The news has become an unreliable source of information for me, one that I choose to ignore. A virtual waste of time, as it continues to spew political pollution and fear into our midst.

Author: artist

An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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