“FIRE!! The building is on fire – run for your lives!!!”
Only it’s not.
In fact, the only thing actually burning is that part of the brain that monitors logic, wisdom and the ability to remain rational.
– You are one of 330 MILLION Americans.
– As of Sunday March 15th there are 3045 TOTAL cases.
– 60 people have died. AVERAGE age: 78.
– There are 1.386 BILLION people in China where the virus originated.
– 3199 people have died over a 3 month period.
– Rate of new cases / deaths are now LESS THAN 1/15 of peak.
– The CDC predicts 36,000,000 – 51,000,000 flu illnesses in 2020.
– The CDC predicts 17,000,000 – 24,000,000 flu medical visits in 2020.
– The CDC predicts 22,000 – 55,000 flu DEATHS in 2020.
So why are we collectively going off like a well fueled rocket without a fin??
– A click thru / ad revenue driven media that can’t scream “FIRE!!” loud enough.
– A social media infrastructure that takes the above media and HYPER-inflates it.
– A “CYA” mentality by so called “leaders” that in reality follow the lemming just ahead.
– A predisposition of many human beings to emotionally over-react in the face of perceived danger.
– A predisposition of others to at least cover the minimum required, “just in case.”
So – what to do?
– Wash your hands.
– Avoid highly crowded public places.
– Trust that given the length and breadth of history that God has this too.
– And if it turns out more for the worse than best for you – he’s got that as well.
We can do this America.
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